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A long, hard look

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

That is what August will be about. I'm taking a long, hard look at the past year of my journey. I'm recommitting to the consistency I started out with. I'm ready to see where this will take me.

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TIGER_LILY_613 8/2/2013 9:57PM

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SLIMPAM23 8/1/2013 9:04PM

    Oh My----
You could be speaking for ME!! This past year I have re-gained more weight than I could have ever imagined!! I originally started this journey in August 2009 - so what better month to re-start!! WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!!!

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BRADMILL2922 8/1/2013 10:16AM

    That is right Kathryn! :) Glad to hear you are getting back to consistency! Good luck, I know you can do it!

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DOCKO56 8/1/2013 12:49AM

    Today is a new day! More good choices than bad! If one step back, TWO steps forward! You are the only one that can change you. To quote emoticon emoticon BradMill22 : EMBRACE THE POSSIBILITIES!!!!!!!!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/31/2013 10:05PM

    emoticon go for it!

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ARNETTELEE 7/31/2013 9:40PM

  That's great!

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Need To Learn

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I love to read. I'll read anything. Yesterday, I was just jumping around various blogs and read a statement that while it didn't strike me at the time, my mind keeps returning to it. Unfortunately, I can't remember exactly where I read it... Somewhere buried in the comments section, so I can't remember it exactly or give proper credit as this thought is not my original thought, but I thought I'd share:

‘Greener grass’ does not just exist, only grass that has received more attention and nourishment from somebody or nature. The lesson in this is that only if I nourish where I’m at will it be ‘greener’

This thought applies to so many areas where I feel like I'm working so hard when it's just not fair that it seems so easy for others... Careers, relationships, finances. I must remind myself that only by working on myself can I improve my situation. We can have no idea the work that others have truly put in. We can only work on ourselves and find peace with that.

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STEFIGURL 7/28/2013 11:24AM

    lolol...I love this, Kristy :-). I laughed out loud for real when I read that line...

...when it's just not fair that it seems so easy for others

Sweetheart...it is NEVER easy for ANYONE. And I promise you this...if they make it LOOK easy, it is only because they have been through UNIMAGINABLE suffering and demonstrated UNPARRALLELED DETERMINATION to change :-).

You reap what you sow...ALWAYS. That is a law of nature and the Universe. Put in the work and you reap the reward. There's no magic bullet :-).

Having the ABILITY to be ANYTHING is not the same as having a RIGHT to it. Thanks for reminding me of that :-)

Love you Girl!

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Making Improvements

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Making healthy choices related to food and activity improves many aspects of life. When I am disciplined in my decision making, I feel in control of lots of outside factors as well such as work stress, how well I sleep, and my energy levels.

Why, then, do I let my healthy decisions suffer when factors out of my control intervene?

Why, when others let me down, do I feel justified in letting myself down?

Will eating ever NOT be my knee-jerk reaction to instability in my relationships?

Today, I see my struggles for what they are. I see my lack of progress as a choice I have made. I can only work on me, and today that is what I plan to do.

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DOCKO56 7/26/2013 12:08AM

    All we can do is consistently do more positive things/ good choices than negative/unhealthy choices. If it goes two steps forward, one step back, so be it but in the end it still gets up where we want to go. It is hard to change everything at once but sometimes I find myself in a fantastic groove where everything seems so clear and easy. I often wonder why I can't keep that up but sometimes certain things in life get in the way. Look at the positives closer than the negatives. emoticon

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STEFIGURL 7/24/2013 1:24PM

    That is the most sane plan I've heard in a long time!
Work away Mama...and know we're all right here...working along side of you, Kristy!
I repeat this to myself so often...

The only person in the whole wide world I can change is ME!! :-)

That's a BLESSING!

love you! you got this!

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TIGER_LILY_613 7/24/2013 12:11PM

    Don't be too hard on yourself when you slip. What matters is that you pull yourself back up. It's a learning process to hang on to healthy decisions in times of trouble, so make little steps until you get there.

You sound motivated, accountable to yourself and strong. Keep up the great attitude and you'll acheive whatever you set your mind to.

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DWSCHUYLER 7/24/2013 7:49AM

    Good attitude. Amazing how everything in your life seems interwoven. emoticon

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On Shopping

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Going clothes shopping reminds me that I'm not quite where I want to be. I have found it easier to find clothes, and I have several items packed away that fit again. While these are victories, and I'm extremely grateful for the journey thus far; I can not let myself lose sight of my ultimate goal. I can not be content to stop at halfway.

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BRADMILL2922 7/23/2013 11:16AM

    It is easy to get content after some success but keep pushing! Congrats on what you have done but take that feeling you have for your success and multiply it because it will feel that much better the farther you go!

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Having A Plan

Monday, July 22, 2013

This week is sure to be a busy week full of chances to get off track. In anticipation of the events ahead, I'm going to try to 'have a plan' in mind and continue toward my goals.

Monday is a staff meeting at lunch. I have no idea what will be on the menu, so I better pack a small meal. Monday evening we are going out to hear a local band, but I will avoid eating out. There are plenty much healthier things to eat at home (cheaper too!)

Tuesday evening I have a business meeting. Need to be sure to pack a snack for after work since dinner will be late.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday should be manageable. Saturday I'm staying over with a friend since her husband will be out of town. I have a 5k that night, so I'll need to eat balanced all day in preparation for running it. I will not use the race as an excuse to reward myself with food.

This week I'm working on consistency.

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DOCKO56 7/26/2013 12:02AM

    Great jog thinking ahead!!! At the end of the week I would love you to report how you did---with the week and the 5K ---you go girl, you can do it!!!!!!

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STEFIGURL 7/22/2013 10:44AM

    Planning is key and YOU are sooooo DOING THIS :-). What a great way to start the week! Have a great day, Kristy!


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DWSCHUYLER 7/22/2013 7:42AM

    You've got it! emoticon

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