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So far so good.....

Saturday, October 02, 2010

One bad meal yesterday....didn't have a choice about the venue as we went to visit DH's dad in the hospital. But I didn't need fries but had them anyway. At least the rest of the day I behaved.

Today I did really well and I am excited to keep this up.

Mood: 8+
Exercise: walking....not very strenuous but walking all the same
Food: did good
Jobs applied for: 2- not great jobs...but jobs.
Splurged and went to a movie...I was the only one in the theater....I love it!



Hugs,


Keri

  
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POSITIVELY_EB 10/3/2010 10:17AM

    You can do it! I have faith in you!

Hugs! Beverly

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DEEGIRL50 10/2/2010 7:53AM

    You made more good choices than bad. Plus, with an attitude of 8+ you will succeed!! If you keep batting, sooner or later you're going to hit the ball. Go Keri!!
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NANCY- 10/2/2010 7:53AM

    Keri, you are doing great!
Keep Sparking!!!
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SEAWAVE 10/2/2010 7:07AM

    I'm always amazed at how much unhealthy food there is in the hospital caf. Good for you for getting back on track, and good luck with the job search!

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MSLZZY 10/2/2010 7:05AM

    Pretty good day nonetheless! HUGS!

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ELLENIRENE 10/2/2010 6:50AM

    Good Job--

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JFROGDIVA 10/2/2010 1:16AM

    Keri ~ One bad meal is NOT failure!!!! I am so proud of you for getting right back on track!!!! You Did GOOD!!!! Keep it up!!!!
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Ready or not...........

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Life has sure thrown me some lemons lately. Between losing my job, not being able to find a new one, having sewage in my basement, and a list of other things....my self esteem has really taken a hit. WARNING! You may not want to read this next sentence.....read at your own risk......

To top things off...my body has started to go through the change. I am not going to get into the details but really.....I had no idea!

My weight has taken a 4 lb. hit and I refuse to let anymore damage be done. So...that's it. Tomorrow I dust off my Beck's book and begin again. No more excuses. I can do this.....no wait....I CAN DO THIS! I'm a smart woman....I've always made my own decisions....this shouldn't be any different.

I'm sure that this will make me feel better.....look better and give me more confidence. I'm gonna do it.

I haven't been spending much time here but I realize that you all are the key to my success. You are the motivation I don't get at home....so just when you thought you were rid of me.......get ready....cuz I'm back....and I'm not going to accept any excuses! Here I come!!!!





Hugs,

Keri

  
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P316LEIA 9/30/2010 9:24AM

    Yeah Keri's back to play!!! In between all the tracking and exercise is the most important thing of all - FUN!!! Having fun can turn your frown upside down.

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ELLENIRENE 9/30/2010 8:24AM

    We're here for you!

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NANCY- 9/30/2010 7:32AM

    Great Attitude and you can and will do it. Being here reminds me of the healthy choices I need to make and keeps me accountable.

Yikes you have been given a lot to deal with lately. Perhaps the change will not be so bad. Yes there is the investment in fans. Just think you will save $$ on heat. (but my guys froze)

Find some little treasures to to soothe your soul. I found some herbal tea, Perhaps a candle, a facial spritzer, music, writing in a journal(there is one here on SP just click on Schedule an appt on your Sparkpoints page)

You will make it to the other side.
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VICIOUS421 9/30/2010 5:00AM

    LOL you have got to love the change, it can be 20 degrees below zero and a hot flash hits and you are ready to run around in shorts and a tee shirt!!!!! I have 2 fans at my desk at work and a heater I have hot flashes then get cold!!!! LOL Believe it or not exercise really does help with a lot of the symptoms of this lovely time in our lives!!!! emoticon
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CHICAGO-ANGEL 9/29/2010 11:57PM

    yes i know the feeling but you can do it, i know you can. emoticon

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DHOLLOWAY60 9/29/2010 11:50PM

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Most of us are all in the same boat.
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MSLZZY 9/29/2010 11:49PM

    Hopefully the change will be an easy transition as it was for me. However, time will tell. Hang in there and don't let it get you down.
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HUGS!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/29/2010 11:47PM

    You are way ahead of the game by being aware of it. I was totally oblivious, and thought I'd always maintain slimness. Nope. Hormonal changes do a number. But if you know this at the beginning, you won't have major damage.

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7 Days of Inspiration - Day 7

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Recap:

Day 1 - Be yourself. There's no one better.
Day 2- Forget your "flaws". You've got a list of good qualities a mile long!
Day 3- Confidence can take you so much farther than doubt.
Day 4 - Your dreams are just waiting to be lived.
Day 5 - Hope and hard work put all within reach.
Day 6 - You hold a special place in more hearts than you realize.

And so we come to the last day of this series:

Day 7

Make choices that are good for you. You deserve the best.

Isn't that what this is all about (Sparkpeople)? Making good choices is the key to it all. Our dreams, our goals, our friendships, our weight loss......all more achievable and fulfilling when we make better choices.

When we don't make better choices, we are not left with the good feelings we desire. We feel like failures, we don't get the results we desire, and it keeps us from the life we should lead. So make the decision now to make better choices and start fulfilling your dreams!

I learned a lot from doing this and while it went in places I didn't expect......it has given me a renewed focus for my life. I hope you learned something from it too.

Thanks to Women's World for the foundation of this series! Have a great day!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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LOVEZ2SEW 9/19/2010 7:53AM

  Wow, thank you for the 7 days of inspiration! You RAWK!!!! Hugs, Martha

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    Here's to staying in focus!! emoticon emoticon

Your comments on making good choices hit home with me!! I plan to write them down and read them again and again.
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ANDRAXIA 9/3/2010 5:24AM

    Very inspirational! It made me think....sometimes on this path to better health we lose track of ourselves and treat ourselves like a machine. It's important to remember we are all special, to others as well as to ourselves!
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ID_VANDAL 9/2/2010 3:20PM

    Great blog and as the energizer bunny said a really great series. I haven't read all of them but be assured I will go back and read each one again.

In fact maybe I just do each one everyday over and over and see if I can make that attitude stick!

Thanks for these great blogs and sorry I've been out of pocket so much recently.

Vandal

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AMBERROGUE 9/2/2010 10:22AM

    Thank you for sharing these inspirations! They have really helped!!
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NANCY- 9/2/2010 7:02AM

    Thank you Keri for sharing this wonderful series with us.
Keep Sparking!

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POSITIVELY_EB 9/1/2010 7:58PM

    Really great series! Thanks for doing it!

Hugs! Beverly

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7 Days of Inspiration - Day 6

Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 6

You hold a special place in more hearts than you realize.

No one truly knows how far our reach really is. We are aware of the obvious.....our family...our friends....our co-workers. But there are the lives we affect that we aren't even aware of. For example....that lady you held the door open for.....a person in the street that you smiled at and said hello......the neighbor who saw you pull a weed out of their lawn. Who knows how far your reach is....

I have been fortunate lately to hear from some people about my impact in their lives.....lives I wasn't even aware that I touched. That's how simple it is. Just like the stars in the sky....that's how important you are to the universe.

You have a purpose and you serve a very special need. Never forget that......so as you work toward your goals, be conscious of your place in the world......You are no longer doing this for just you....even tho you are the most important one.

To keep causing wonderful cause and effect moments.....we need to be here....and we need to be healthy.

To all of you who have touched my life in ways I could never articulate.....Thank you! I love you! You make this a great place to be.

What will day seven bring???

Hugs,

Keri





  
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NANCY- 9/1/2010 10:07AM

    it is especially true if you have children. If you include being active into your lifestyle so will they,
They have been others that do not even know that they have touched and inspired me. At the pool there is this guy who doesn't let his weight get in the way of his workout... he is going it alone. That takes lots of strength.
Or the woman walking. (not the skinny ones) she inspires me with her courage to get out there,
It they can do it ... so can I.


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MSLZZY 9/1/2010 12:35AM

    You have such a positive attitude! HUGS!

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AMBERROGUE 8/31/2010 1:01PM

    I love this series you're doing! Thank you for sharing!!

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JOURNEYOF3 8/31/2010 12:04AM

    Wow! Thanks for the great reminder.

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POSITIVELY_EB 8/30/2010 10:33PM

    Thanks for reminding me!

Hugs! Beverly

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7 Days of Inspiration - Day 5

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 5

Hope and hard work put all within reach.


True, true, true! As we work toward achieving our goals we need to keep in mind that theses things aren't achieved by wishing. You have to keep hoping with your new found confidence and put everything you've got into it.

I know I'm not going to lose the weight until I make "moving" a priority. It doesn't matter what you do....you need 30 minutes a day and you need to get your heart pumping. It really doesn't matter what you exercise tolerance is. You can break up your exercise into manageable pieces and build from there. The only thing that will stop you is not doing anything.

I refuse to let inactivity run my life. I am going to win this war I'm waging on my weight. Now is the time. I see the carrot dangled out in front of me.

I will reach it......Just watch me! And you can come along for the ride.

Until tomorrow,

Hugs,

Keri

  
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NANCY- 9/1/2010 9:30AM

    Keri, you are awesome.
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JOURNEYOF3 8/31/2010 12:05AM

    Great!

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ID_VANDAL 8/30/2010 3:29PM

    I love this series you're doing Keri and you've attracted quite a following!

Maybe you should think about becoming a "life coach"

I can hardly wait for day 6!!

Keep em coming!

Vandal

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AMBERROGUE 8/30/2010 12:42PM

    Love it!
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POSITIVELY_EB 8/29/2010 10:12PM

    Put a reeses peanut butter cup where that carrot is and you've got a deal! LOL!

Love the blogs!

Hugs! Beverly

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