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My wish for all of us

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


To believe in myself.

To make myself the best I can be today.

To not worry about yesterday or tomorrow.

To give myself credit for how far I have progressed.

To realize little slips are only little slips.

To look up and out not back and down.

To raise my chin high and keep going.

To count the blessings not the mess ups.

To realize that although food is not all there is to life, that I can deal with life so much better when I have managed food well.

Everything is easier when I feel good about me.

I am who I am supposed to be.

I can work myself hard to be proud of me.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GREENGENES 12/27/2012 5:05PM

    Well said!

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NUTRON3 12/26/2012 7:05AM

    love it

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LAURIEJOHANNAH 12/25/2012 7:54PM

    This is wonderful, something for me to read, re-read, and absorb into my soul. Thank you.

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291 day streak broken

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I forgot to spin the log on wheel yesterday after 291 days of consistency. This kills me. Well, no, that is an overstatement but it makes me mad. First I forget to meet a friend for lunch and then I go and do that. Not sure what is up with me. What can I learn from this? Any ideas, please send them on.
I did not think my life was that distracting. Yes, we were busy trying to solve RV issues while camping and my spouse was frustrated but that should not have done it. I have driven miles in the past just to get internet to keep this streak going and then I blow it on a day where I had even been on the computer earlier, not online, but the computer was on!

I am trying hard to find some positives in this.... please add some with a comment if anyone sees something else in it.
- maybe I was getting too compulsive?
- maybe I need to renew my vow to SparkPeople type of thing like they do with wedding vows?
- maybe it just means it was good to get away from the grind and really did loose myself working on the RV and then doing camping stuff?
- maybe I was not meant to reach the 300 day "go zip - lining " goal I set for myself?

Well today is day one again for log ons and I will start again. At least I have had a few days without candy so maybe that is a more important streak. Who knows.

Any other people see a positive side to having to start a streak again after almost a year? emoticon
- Maybe I need to learn to laugh and not take myself so seriously? emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

1BEACHWALKER 11/10/2012 12:56AM

    That is too bad, I know how you feel when you break a streak! I have done that a couple times with other things-get frustrated/mad and then move on.
I almost broke my spinning the wheel streak a few weeks ago and it was 2 minutes to midnight! I had been on SP earlier just like you had been...sometimes we get in a hurry, got bogged down with day to day stuff and it just slips our mind. My streak is 752 days as of today! I would feel just like you if I broke it, but at least you made it that long! Keep going -the next one will be longer! Keep sparking and being committed to all of your goals & streaks in your healthy lifestyle changes! emoticon
Thanks for stopping by my blog last week!! emoticon emoticon

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JEWELMAKER1 10/15/2012 3:21PM

    You are still a winner! You have gone out of your way to keep your streak going and all that means is you are committed to your healthy life style changes. One day is not a deal breaker! Celebrate! You are my hero! emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 10/14/2012 9:15AM

    Don't be so hard on yourself. Don't beat yourself up. Just remember not to sweat the small stuff. Keep an eye on the real prize; getting healthy. emoticon

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GREENGENES 10/13/2012 8:35PM

    That's a bummer. I have yet to get even close to that number of consecutive days. I kick myself when I miss a day or two but just look at it as a wake-up call and a reminder that life happens. The beauty is that the new streak starts today and this next one will be the best ever. Good luck!

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sugar cravings

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Today, I am challenged for sugar cravings. Not sure what it is. Just had a coffee with sweetner and now will have a huge glass of water. But the good thing is that so far today (have not had dinner yet), I have managed it.
Not trying to toot my own horn, just trying to blog more to give myself strength with blogging.
I am challenged, no one should think that this is easy.... it is not but YES it is worth ALL of our efforts!
Go forth strong and slimmer! emoticon

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SPARKL3 9/28/2012 7:36AM

    I'm that way with sugar cravings, too, but I'm getting better at it. I'm living proof that it can be done. Hang in there! emoticon

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WINACHST 9/27/2012 11:01PM

    emoticon Hope you stay strong

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Used SP blogs to encourage me to get out today!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It would have been alot easier to curl up today and stay at the campsite, but instead I read a few SP blogs purposely to get myslef going and then went on a good run. Even though I had to stop and walk due to a sore calf muscle that threatened to cramp and pull, I still managed to get 27 min run and 23 min walking in. Thank you Spark People!
PS I know this is not a real interesting blog but I am trying to get myself into blogging to make sure that I stay committed to Sparking. they say that the most successful people use the blog pages, so I am trying! Cheers!

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IS1GAR 9/27/2012 4:44PM

    emoticon That is the way to keep pushing!!!

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KAYOTIC 9/27/2012 11:29AM

    Great way to use the resources and find the motivation to do yourself some good!

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WENWIN 9/26/2012 6:59AM

    Good going!

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SPARKL3 9/25/2012 5:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
Great job using SP motivational tools! emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/25/2012 5:21:17 PM

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ME_B4_INSANITY 9/25/2012 2:35PM

    Its all about checking in. keep moving forward

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The incredible power of

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I have learned something about myself, and that is that counting days in a row doing something seems to keep me straight. I guess that is how SP works and why I am addicted, but I really did not expect it to work so well for reducing my sugar intake!
Now I admit I am only on day 8 of no candy but it has been honestly YEARS since I have been able to do that! Oh yes, I have tried substituting fruit before, etc, but always still munched the hard candy after a dinner out, or during an afternoon weakness.
I am having some sweetener and artificial stuff, I haven't entirely kicked that (yet) but I have not increased it at all, and am not having huge amounts of it or anything. I have some sugar in recipes that I make, etc, but NO CANDY for a week was unthinkable for me before. Let's see how I do, but I tell you one thing, it certainly is easier when I realize that I don't want to start counting over at day number one.
I figure if I do waiver at some point I will have to start over, but for now I am revelling in my little success as it was an insurmountable goal before. Every journey really does begin with just one small step! Make this another great day - I am certainly going to! emoticon

Update October 7 - well I got to over a month and then crashed. However, I am on day 2 again now and my short term goal is to get to day 8. If I do that maybe I can get to a month again, and from there who knows. Harder this time around. I will keep pushing though.


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