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October 1, 2011

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Here we are again at the beginning. I like to think of it as a beginning and end.... End of the bad stuff and the self-defeating talk and actions and the beginning of the rest of my life. I know, I know.... I've said it before and I keep trying. That's a positive, right? However, this time.... different. I knew exactly when I was going to do then, I had everything planned out and ready. The cupboards cleared, work and home displaying positive reinforcements and I have told EVERYONE around me what I'm doing. Today not only did I start back on the best lifestyle change I could make for myself, but I took it up a notch. I quit smoking today! I've had a couple cravings, but I had a plan to keep my mouth away from the cigarettes and the food. I'm tracking my food and fitness here, I have a nutritionist and a friend who is a fitness trainer who has offered to help me along the way. When I walked into today, I was prepared. I know what's at stake, I know what I need to do to be a healthier better me. I'm gonna throw in becoming a positive person towards my goals. My first goal isn't all that big I just want to stay strong for one week, watch what I'm putting in my mouth and make sure the smoke is left behind and do all of that with the best smile I can. I'm not expecting perfection (my smile might turn once or twice), but if I can just keep the forward momentum this is it! This is my time to Shine!

My quote for this week is: Failures do what is tension relieving and WINNERS DO WHAT IS GOAL ACHIEVING!!!!

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MS_SWEETHEART 10/2/2011 1:46AM

    emoticonon giving it another try and emoticonon deciding to give up smoking. I wish you much success, and I love your goals for week 1. Good luck to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm still on the right track... Yahoo!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I haven't had a chance to really track online, but I've been writing everything down. Yeah me! I'm down a few pounds and feeling good all things considered. Kidney infection hit, but I'm getting over that. I hit the allergy head cold today (thank you so much monsoon season), but I'm still doing it right. I've been reading my spark and I figure since I'm moving in the right direction and I'm motivated, I'm going to look at some other goals. Well let's call them the dreams I've had forever. I've always wanted to own my own business so I'm going to put everything together and share the journey with you. I figure if I'm focusing more on something else that makes me happy it will help me stay on track with creating a healthier and happier me. So here's to Edna's Soaps and Candles. I have the name. 1st step I have to look at creating a business plan so that's the first step. Wish me luck!!

Hope everyone else is moving in the right direction just like me!!!

Let's keep moving, tracking, and making our dreams come true!!!!


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DAEDALIA 9/1/2011 9:18PM

    Awesome news! And please make sure you get us the info on how to order items from you! Best of luck and just keep plugging away. Wonderful things will happen. emoticon emoticon

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Another valent beginning....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Who would think that with having the fridge filled with good food and eating right I'd still be in the same boat. My children constantly remind me to move more and do better, but that just feels like your parents telling you not to do something. Every teenage response is REBEL! So that's what I have been doing. How do you turn that same energy into doing the right thing?

I've been working ghastly hours and trying to help my oldest with school and I'm just not focused on anything good for me. So as of today I'm on day 3 of vacation. I didn't go anywhere but my bed to watch old black and white movies.... Tonight I realized I could be using this break to get a system together to set up a program that works for the whole family. No only is is just me but my children that are suffering. My youngest is overweight and so is my husband. My oldest is just a ball of energy who just expends that energy every chance he gets.

Sooooo once again I'm resuming the right way to do things. This was just a battle in the war and if I'm gonna spend time rebelling against something I'm going to rebel against adding on more pounds. My goal is not to reach 300 pounds it is to never see 300 pounds.

Plan for tomorrow.... get up get the kids off to school and then spend 30 minutes doing some type of actual physical activity. Then a healthy breakfast, clean the house, take the dog for a walk and get things organized and ready for this to work.

I've set up buddies on spark people and feel as though I've let them down. When I'm down on me I stay away from here because it makes me feel guilty and I just want to eat more. I owe you all an apology for saying one thing and doing another. I hope you can forgive me.

Here we go again.....

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MAKING140BY40 8/18/2011 5:25PM

    No need to apologize you are only taking it out on yourself. I am here to support you in any way I can. I think it's great that this bump in the road is over and you're done listening to your excuses and back to taking care of yourself! I'm on the same road! I have gone up an down 4 lbs the past 4 weeks. I'm at my lowest right now but man it's hard to keep good habits when I'm still trying to create them! Keep at it girl! We can do this. The road is gonna be rocky bumpy and darn right a challenge, but aren't you worth it? Sheesh, I should be listening to my own advice. I'm just trying to stay positive. Look at the good stuff I do vs. the bad choices I make.

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JSPARK28 8/17/2011 8:17PM

    I know what you mean about staying away from the site when we feel were not doing well. I'm the same way. I know I do better when I keep active on the site. Just keep your head up it takes time, just knowing you need to change can be considered a good start. Hang in there!!

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MS_SWEETHEART 8/17/2011 2:11AM

    Life happens, and when it does, we have a tendency to get off track. Be patient with yourself, and stop being so hard on yourself. For the last week or so, I was feeling bad, in pain like you wouldn't believe. I couldn't exercise, and I couldn't cook, the pain medicine I was prescribed was sooo strong, it had me high as a kite, and all I could do was lay in bed. I ate ice cream, chips, BBQ sandwiches, fried foods, sweets, etc. Friends and family that stopped by to check on me, brought all kinds of goodies and treats, because they knew I was unable to cook. I could have told them to bring healthier foods, but I didn't. I figured, what the heck, and ate everything they brought me. But now that I'm feeling better, I've forgiven myself for enjoying all those oh so good but oh so bad foods, and I'm slowly getting back on track. And you can do it too. Take your time, do only what you can, and hang in there. emoticon

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DAEDALIA 8/16/2011 4:05PM

    I really think you're being a little too hard on yourself. I know you feel down and you're not sure how you're going to fit everything in. It sounds like you have a lot going on. But you can do it. Start slowly. It takes a LOT of courage to come back here and make the admissions you just have. I put a special stickie on my computer so I will keep reminding myself of this: If someone I respect did exactly what I did, would I be as hard on them as I am on myself?

I don't know what ages your kids are, but have you thought about playing Wii (or Xbox Kinnect or PSMove) with them? It gets everyone moving and keeps it fun. You work up a real sweat, even when you're playing a non-fitness game. If that's something that won't work for you guys - no big deal. Take it slow and try a couple of different things. We're all here for you and you're not letting us down. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Family Support

Monday, August 01, 2011

So my husband (amazing man that he is) not only has he put up with my super anger this week and weekend he also cleaned out the fridge for me. I went to the store tonight and bought.... spinach, baby carrots, tomato's, low fat yogurt, chicken and some lean ground beef. The new stocking is going well. Now to see if I can stay away from the fast food restuarants and just enjoy some simple good for me food. I forgot the oats, but already had some brown rice. I think I can come up with some good homeade meals.

For those of you who haven't experienced monsoon season in Phoenix, I'll just say that it is in full force right now. We are being surrounded with a beautiful if not deadly lightening storm with major music being created by the thunder and the sound of rain pouring down. It's magnificent!!! What a great way to start the rest of my life.

So tomorrow I have my meals planned and I'm excited for it all. My youngest son Alex is going to help me stay on target. We have a working promise system going. He honestly believes that promises are meant to be broken, but I'm going to prove to him that a promise is meant to be kept. So we sit here together while I type this blog and I promise him that I am going to get healthy!

Well I'm off to rest before tomorrow starts. I hope everyone else is having an exceptionally amazing evening like I am.




Get Healthy!

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MS_SWEETHEART 8/1/2011 1:31AM

    Great job on stocking up on the healthy foods, and planning your meals ahead of time.
I think it's great that your son wants to help you stick to your goals, the more support we have the better. I wish you much success. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 8/1/2011 1:09AM

  Great blog

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Thought I was Lost but alas I'm still found!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

So I took a few days off.... Felt like weeks, but it apears it was just a few day!! Woo Hoo!!! So I had some major issues with family, work, and life so I took a mental break to try to get myself all put back together again.... So tomorrow night I'm cleaning out the cabinets and the fridge then heading to the grocery store. Chicken, fruits, veggies, whole grains, and nuts to just get our house set up for some healthy living. I've gained now to 279. I refuse to find 300. My skin around my knees is starting to droop, wow saw that last night and realized what a horribile thing I'm doing to my body. Then I have zero energy, can't sleep well because i cant get comfortable. My ankles are swelling every night. I'm on my way to a really bad place....

Now the good stuff. I have Spark People, a supportive family, and some great friends (both here and at home), I have some awesome co-workers that are jumping in with me just to be supportive. I have everything going for me right now to make me a success. So I'm back, didn't get quite as lost as I thought I was. I'm still here and kicking, walking, and I'm gonna do this....



Go!!! I'm screaming it from the rooftop... "I am not going to be unhealthy anymore! I am worth it! I am going to be a success!!!

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MS_SWEETHEART 7/29/2011 8:14PM

    Welcome back! Love that positive attitude emoticonYOU CAN DO THIS! If there is anything I can do just let me know. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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