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Reboot Success!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

I'm at the one week point in my healthy reboot!

That makes...

One week of tracking.
One week of daily exercise.
One week of drinking water every day.

And that feels, great!

Now just because I've been tracking doesn't mean that I've stayed in my calorie range. I've gone over a few days...OK, I've gone over my range more days than I've stayed within, but I AM tracking!

Another thing I've done this week is check the motivation quotes board. I LOVE them! I try and pick one quote every morning and mentally hang onto it throughout the day. If you haven't checked the motivational quotes pages out yet, you really should!

I've also set some goals for the month, but my main goal this first week back was just to track everything and try to stay in the range and not to worry about what I was eating so much just yet. I met that goal!

And I lost five pounds this week!

I'd call that a successful re-boot!

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Goals for March

Sunday, March 09, 2014

So last week my goal was mainly to track and try to stay in my calorie range. Since I've done that, I thought it'd be smart to set a few more goals for myself this month. Here goes...

1. Log in and track what I eat. All of it.
2. Drink water every single day.
3. Exercise 6 days a week.
4. Stay positive. Do this via the motivational pages, articles, and reading other user blogs.

I may decide to make this more specific next month, but for now I'm good with simply being better than I have been. emoticon

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144AUTUMN 3/9/2014 12:54AM

  You can do it!!

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Life Sneaks Up

Monday, March 03, 2014

Wow. August of 2013.That was my last check in. Everything was going SO great then!
I was on track and feeling great!
That 5K I talked about? I ran it and it was AMAZING! I had a great time, and felt like a million bucks, even if I was in the back of the pack. It was such a huge accomplishment for me!

And YES! I got to meet Jeff Galloway! He was such a nice man...very encouraging! I don't know why this photo is loading sideways...sorry!

Mile 2...still alive!

And the bonus was a wonderful Disney World vacation afterwards!

We got back from our vacation and life started happening all over again. I lost my Dad in January, nearly lost my mother at the same time due to illness. Mom had been doing great...long story short...we got home and things went downhill quickly with her. Life got hard for my family once again.

And I did what I do when things like this happen. I forgot about myself. I stopped exercising. I began stress eating. I stopped doing things to help myself. I ended up gaining back everything I'd lost plus a few more pounds.

But the light at the end of the tunnel has finally started to shine again...Mom is doing so much better, Thank God, and I am in a place where I feel that I can finally give myself a little time and care.

So here I am, back again. Hoping that this will be the last time I say that!

Here's the plan. It's pretty simple.

1.Track what I eat and stay in that healthy calorie range.
2.Exercise six days a week: Curves workouts plus start up the run/walks again.
3.Drink Water
4.Be kind to myself.

Totally doable, all of it.

Thanks for letting me start over a gazillion times, SparkPeople, I'll try and get it right this time!

And one more photo to remind myself that I can do anything if I set my mind to it!

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NYARAMULA 3/4/2014 1:47AM

    So sorry things got rough for you, and so sorry for your loss. I am glad you are now at a place where you an pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start a fresh. emoticon because you have done it before, and you have all the tools you need to do this. All the best.

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On the Right Track!

Monday, August 12, 2013

About a week ago I logged in to write about taking a step in the right direction and after about a week, I must admit, it's pretty fantastic to feel like I'm (finally) on the right track!

I decided on a plan to go along with my Learn and Burn class at the public library. I went back to's the only plan that I've ever been able to stick with for any period of time and I never feel all that deprived on WW.

I'm doing some form of exercise every day. THAT makes me feel great. I never in a million years thought I'd be a runner...and I'm not yet, but I am on my way thanks to the awesome run/walk/run system developed by Mr. Jeff Galloway. Me. Running. It's CRAZY! I really hope I get to meet Jeff at the runDisney expo in October!

Today, I hauled my behind back to Curves after a two month absence. That felt like an accomplishment in itself! My hope is that the Curves circuit training will not only help with weight loss, but give me a little more strength for running too.

My progress so far? Last week at Learn and Burn I weighed in with 5.4 pound weight loss! Today at Curves my measurements all came in smaller! I'd lost inches everywhere on my body for a total of nearly six inches since my last Curves Weigh In & Measurement.

Needless to say, I'm pretty excited and more willing to STAY on the right track 'cause I like where it's taking me!

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CMBELISLE 8/15/2013 8:58AM

    I've never considered myself a runner either, but when I was on the C25K program, I found that I like it - especially when I get to the longer runs. Unfortunately, I have slacked off again, but I hope to get back to it after school starts (and the weather cooperates). I don't do the gym and I don't care to run in the rain.

Congrats on getting back on track and enjoying running! Keep up the great work!

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JANUT57 8/12/2013 9:25PM

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