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Potholes......bump in the road or axle breaker?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I was driving home from work last night and I was thinking about how this has been the worst winter we have seen in over 10 years....maybe even 20. Anyway, the streets are terrible! I have never seen so many potholes! They are deep and dangerous and they drive me crazy!



It got me thinking.......(I really need to ask myself why I associate everying with food)...about potholes and how they can be related to our journey to lose weight.

There are all sorts of potholes.....small and annoying .... and.....huge and dangerous. So what kind of potholes are you dealing with?

The small annoying ones are things like not getting all your fruits and veggies, not getting your exercise in. They are far and few between....you hardly notice them.

Now the big ones are the ones you have to watch out for.



These are the ones that totally derail us....binging....no exercise at all....making bad food choices. You know what I am talking about......huge holes that shake your whole car and in some cases cause damage to it.

Thats what can happen to us if we start making the wrong choices. Our health suffers and we lose any momentum we started. Next thing you know.....the holes are so big that it is difficult to get back on track.



So we need to repair those potholes along the way. It takes a little effort and planning but the end result is SUCCESS! So get those shovels out and repair any potholes in your plans!



Have a great day!

Keri

  
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CHILDNUMBER10 2/14/2010 11:07PM

  You are so awesome absolutely the best. The pothole ideas is so cool never thought about it that way. I'm in a really big pot hole that needs a lot of work but definitely feel more motivated after reading your blog. I'm so inspired by it. We all talk about the potholes in the roads but great to put it to our lives. Thanks alot.

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ID_VANDAL 2/12/2010 7:21PM

    Hi Keri,

I just checked the box that said I liked this blog - maybe it will get to be shown as a motivational blog but then it wiped out my comments!! Now I have to remember what I said.

Oh yeah - I said I love the way you brought your point to life with the pictures. You always have an interesting blog and then the visuals just "drive" the point home.

This was a good one!

Vandal

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MOMFAN 2/12/2010 12:30AM

    Keri, What a great analogy!

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PAXOPALIAN 2/11/2010 10:00PM

    I love your blogs! So visually stimulating! They make me smile while I am thinking! Thanks!

I like the title too!

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MYRENAISSANCE09 2/11/2010 7:58PM

  Great blog! emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 2/11/2010 6:25PM

    I feel like the giraffe!! emoticon

I need a back hoe to fill in my potholes!! Back hoe to back-to-hope!!
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Thank you for the cool blog and safety reminder. I'm wishing you smooth traveling!!


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USARUNNERGIRL 2/11/2010 3:13PM

    Thank you for the great blog. I need to fill up and fix my own personal potholes.

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POSITIVELY_EB 2/11/2010 1:47PM

    Great blog! I'm in the process of repairing a LARGE hole in my way right now! Thanks for the thoughts!

Hugs! Beverly

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AMBERROGUE 2/11/2010 1:45PM

    Great blog!!

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KELLYC_14FAN 2/11/2010 1:08PM

    I really enjoy reading your blogs so much! They are so motivating!!!

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P316LEIA 2/11/2010 1:06PM

    emoticon stay the course and swerve if you think a pothole is near!

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OTTAWABOUND 2/11/2010 1:05PM

    Inspiring. And it will make me smile when I see the potholes that festoon Ottawa.

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WANNABTHIN2010 2/11/2010 1:01PM

    i really liked that. nice post

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ELLENIRENE 2/11/2010 12:41PM

    AWESOME! pictures really go with the blog and really something to think about.
Thanks

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MSLZZY 2/11/2010 12:37PM

    What a great analogy! You are so smart! I never would have thought if it like this! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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JOANN1212 2/11/2010 12:31PM

    cool

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Shorty.....but goody!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Just a short blog tonight. It was a big weekend. Thanks to everyone for the birthday greetings! It meant a lot. It was a great weekend. I got to spend most of it with my kids and grandkids.



We went to see Avatar in 3D. It was really fun. The hubby hadn't seen a 3D show before so that was a real treat for him. It was a great time. I also spent time with my sister and my niece. They took me to see The Lovely Bones. I had read the book and movies rarely live up to the books and it was true in this case. I'm glad I got to go and spend time with them tho.



Didn't make great food choices on Saturday but the rest of the weekend went well. I even got some walking in. I spent most of the day organizing, cleaning, doing laundry and hanging pictures in my bedroom. It was a good day.

I'm really going to be stepping up the exercise this week. I'm still tracking my food and trying to stay in range in all the categories. I'm still having some trouble with protein but I'll get there.

Have a great week everyone!

Keri

  
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CHILDNUMBER10 2/14/2010 10:46PM

  Well this is a really late Happy Birthday wish but hope for the great year ahead as great as your birthday was. You are awsome. emoticon

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/10/2010 3:54PM

    I've been wanting to see both of those movies, where they good ones?

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DEE_DEE1972 2/10/2010 1:13PM

    Hey Keri, happy belated birthday! I am glad you had a weekend filled with fun and family. Remember, a little hiccup along the way is not enough to derail you! ;-)

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ID_VANDAL 2/9/2010 12:09PM

    Good job on the food tracking - that is very important and something I need to do a LOT BETTER.

You're inspiring me to do better.

Glad you had a great week-end.

Take care!

Vandal

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THINGEN 2/8/2010 5:59PM

    We enjoyed Avatar too! Great job on the organizing and cleaning! (I need to get busy doing some of that.)

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SEWINGMAMACDS 2/8/2010 11:03AM

    Happy Birthday!

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AMBERROGUE 2/8/2010 10:05AM

    Happy Birthday!!



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PAXOPALIAN 2/8/2010 7:45AM

    Happy Birthday Keri!

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ELLENIRENE 2/8/2010 6:19AM

    Sounds like you had a great time. emoticon

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NANCY- 2/8/2010 4:32AM

    Keri,
Glad you had a great birthday weekend.

Wishing you many more.
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MOMFAN 2/8/2010 12:29AM

    Keri, Happy Birthday! Look how far you have come!

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Busy....but very excited!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010



I haven't been around much in the last week. I have had ALOT of deadlines at work. I even worked last Saturday and I can't tell you the last time I had to do that. It shocked DH...he thought he didn't hear me right!!!



I believe things are going to settle down now. Today should be a great catch up day!

I fell on the ice Sunday. Took one step out of the truck and down I went....under the truck! I have some pretty big bruises and a really sore knee. It's so weird......it never fails.....every winter I end up under the truck because of ice. Poor DH....it's probably pretty comical. I open the door and then you hear a shriek....a thump...and a groan! Poor DH runs around the vehicle, accessing the injury and then gets me back on solid ground. Fortunately it's mostly my pride that gets injured!!!!



I got some really exciting news two days ago. I am going to co-lead the class of Feb. 7-13. I am so excited. It should be a really great experience. I can't wait to catch their enthusiasm. It should be awesome!



This weekend should be a great time. All the kids and grandkids are getting together to go to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. We bought everyone tickets for Christmas......it will be a blast! I can't wait to spend time with them!



Life is good. I am still sparking in a good way and am still reading The Spark....I'm a little slow....what can I say.....I've been really, really busy! I have a daily check in buddy for the month of February and I think that will also help me stay the course. I hope you are all having a great week and I look forward to catching up with you soon!



Hugs,

Keri


  
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APPLEPIEDREAMS 2/8/2010 10:42PM

    That's exactly what I feel like too! A jumping crocodile!

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MOMFAN 2/7/2010 10:15PM

    Yak Traks, yep that is what you need. I was told under no circumstance could my head handle another fall! So I bought them and no more falling for me. Glad you are so focussed!

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P316LEIA 2/4/2010 12:14PM

    emoticon stupid ice...what was it doing there anyway? It should know better than to "hide" outside your truck door. Feel better!!!

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MSLZZY 2/3/2010 11:34PM

    Ice and snow really love warm shoe soles! Instant slick underfoot. So sorry you are all banged up.
I am sure you will make an excellent co-leader! You rock!

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ID_VANDAL 2/3/2010 4:49PM

    Keri - everyone else is right - another great blog. Those pictures along with the story are just great.

I to am sooo sorry to hear you took a fall but glad nothing too serious but you be careful.

You are doing great - just keep working that program and KEEP THAT POSITIVE ATTITUDE!! You are headed for one great week-end so you enjoy it!

Later

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/3/2010 12:43PM

    Poor lady, soor about the fall and the bumps and bruises you have as a result.

Congratulations on becoming a coleader to the newbies at spark. Woohoo.

Hope work starts easing up for you.

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WANNABTHIN2010 2/3/2010 11:55AM

    i love the added pics to your blog. i liked the blog also

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AMBERROGUE 2/3/2010 11:53AM

    Eek! Sorry to hear about your fall on the ice. Glad you don't have any major injuries!

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your pictures!

Enjoy watching Chipmuncks with the kids. Sounds like fun!!

All the best,
Amber

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POSITIVELY_EB 2/3/2010 11:46AM

    Enjoy co-leading a team! You'll be great at it!

Hugs! Beverly

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BUFFYFAN85 2/3/2010 11:40AM

    Great blog entry! I love the pictures you added!

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GLASSYJEN 2/3/2010 11:39AM

  Sorry to hear about your fall...congratulations on becoming co leader...how exciting!!!

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Maintaining a streak!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I am really enjoying The Spark.....it is soooo good.

I started something new this week.




I have been tracking my food. I had been resisting this from the beginning. Not good. It is really making a difference. I am going to continue to focus on this and make it a real streak.





I have also started making lists of things I need to do. So far it has been going pretty good. I don't get everything done, but I make sure to get some of it done everday.





I am really trying hard to create new habits for myself. We will see what happens......but i feel pretty good!



Hope your day is going well!!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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MANDY0011 1/29/2010 10:49PM

    Going streakin' huh?! I might join you with a new streak of my own too. I love spark people and see why you enjoy it too. It keeps me soo motivated :) I saw that you talked about me in your last blog. It made me smile. You are a sweetheart too! I'll be home next weekend. Maybe you, my mom and I can have a girls night out movie night on Saturday night? Let me know!! Keep that streakin' up!!

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ID_VANDAL 1/28/2010 3:49PM

    Hi Keri - you and I have something with that wheel. My number has been 3 for about 4 days in a row now. That 500 points just keeps rolling by!

Anyway I guess 3 is better than the 1's I was getting earlier this month!

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BUDDY_LOVE 1/28/2010 10:41AM

    I need to get back in to tracking my food. I've gotten off the bandwagon since Thanksgiving. It really does make a hugh difference in how much food you consume when you have it written down in black & white right in front of you.

I'm so glad to hear you sounding so positive. It makes me want to do better!

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MSLZZY 1/28/2010 7:42AM

    Keep that positive attitude! The Spark is an awesome read!

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VICUNJA 1/28/2010 1:44AM

    I've been tracking my food from Day 1 which is now over a year and 99 lbs ago! It was actually the first thing I did - unlike you, it appealed to me from the get-go. And now, it's completely habit. Of course it takes a little time and effort, but as far as time consuming activities worth your while go, weighing and tracking what you eat is definitely one! The most amazing aspect is actually finding out that you can keep full on few calories and still leave room for treats and then, at the end of the day, lose weight.

Anyways, it's really good to hear you sound so motivated and optimistic. You go, girl! x

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FORMYDARLINGS 1/27/2010 3:37PM

    You have some great ideas there Keri. I hope you won't mind if I borrow and try using a few for myself? Thanks for being so thoughtful,

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ID_VANDAL 1/27/2010 2:16PM

    Way to go Keri - I love that attitude!! Tracking food is hard but worth the effort!

We just need to do the basics and be better at the end of the day!

I also got 3 points on the wheel - I think something's going on and we just don't know about it! emoticon

Take care!

Vandal

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AMBERROGUE 1/27/2010 11:22AM

    emoticon Keep it up! You're doing emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 1/27/2010 12:18AM

    All it takes is small changes done consistently! emoticon

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Another week......heaven help me!

Monday, January 25, 2010

I did pretty well over the weekend considering I was home most of the time. I didn't get a lot of exercise in......oh well.

Work has been very stressful the last couple of weeks. Everyone is so.......PUNCHY!



It must be the weather .......gloomy .......snowy .....windy .....icy. I'm getting tired of the drill. I need sun. And so do the people around me......in large doses even!!!!!



I'm reading the Spark and I have to tell you I am pleasantly surprised. I thought it would regurgitate everything on the site and I wouldn't get much out of it. But I am really enjoying it! I can't wait to get into some discussion groups about it tonight.



Finally, I surprised to find that my niece has joined us on Sparkpeople. She is a total sweetie who is putting her self through medical school. I can't even begin to tell you how much she means to me. So if you see Mandy0011 make sure and say hi. She is a great girl!



Have a good week.....do everything right......okay just have a great week!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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MOMFAN 1/28/2010 2:22AM

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ELLENIRENE 1/26/2010 6:49AM

    Sunshine, or lack of, does a lot for people's attitudes.
Have a good week!

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MSLZZY 1/25/2010 10:15PM

    Think positive! I WILL have a great week! Thank you!

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POSITIVELY_EB 1/25/2010 6:19PM

    I, too, felt the same way about The Spark! But I totally love it!

Hope you are doing well!

Hugs! Beverly

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 1/25/2010 5:12PM

    Our work places must be contagious!! Punchy is a great adjective:)

Here's to a better week this week!

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AMBERROGUE 1/25/2010 4:52PM

    I'll make sure to tell your neice "hello!"

Hope you have a great week!

Amber

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JULIETEXAS 1/25/2010 4:09PM

    Nice blog and pictures, thanks for sharing and I hope some sun comes your way soon!

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ID_VANDAL 1/25/2010 3:52PM

    Hi there Keri! I love your picture to go along with the "punchy" theme. You do a great job with your site here.

I think everyone is tried of the snow and cold but I promised I wouldn't complain. You people up North are having it far worse that rainy California.

I'll try to do everything right and if I do it will be a great week!!

Hope you start grabbing some HUGE amounts of Spark points!! You deserve them!

Take care and stay warm!

Vandal


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