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Setting Goals

Saturday, November 29, 2014

So, I am coming to realize that I am definitely stronger than I give myself credit for. I went to the gym today and I completed 45 min on the arc trainer and I feel great. Its cool to workout and what's even better is that I set aside time for me and my youngest daughter joined me. We worked out together and I really enjoyed it.

I knew I would over do it for thanksgiving and I did but I made sure I got back on track. This wasn't going to be one of those...I may as well wait to Jan 1 to start. oh no, definitely not this time.

I've decided to set some short term goals. One of the blogs I read said to work out at least 10 min a day. Well for the next 7 days I am going to workout for 45 minutes and I am going to make sure I drink at least 64oz of water 4 days out of this week. Drinking half my body weight is sooooo overwhelming to think about right now.

I must say I am excited about this journey and I am sooo determined. I bought a size 26 jeans for the first time and I hated it because they fit perfectly.. Lawd not me...not a size 26 when did it happen............Woosah!!! I am on the right path. Thank God for Spark. I am definitely going to use this site to help push me. I don't have a certain amount to lose in a specific amount of time. At this point I just want the ball to roll in the right direction.

I run my own in home business. . so when things need to be done that I cant do. I hire people to help and I wish I could hire someone to lose weight for me. This weight loss thing is such a pain in the butt because I can hire trainers, join gyms and do all I want but if I don't eat right or exercise...if I don't do the little things that I know to do...I wont have what I want and it will be all my fault. Its not fun when the solution to the problem is you.

I am praying for me and everyone that's on this journey. I'm not a quitter!!!!

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MAMABEAR372 12/1/2014 8:49AM

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It is much more easily attainable if you look forward saying "I want to see how much I can do" instead of pressuring yourself to "get to X lbs by X date". We know we have it in us. We are stronger than we give ourselves credit as you said and we have more power in us than we allow to show ourselves. But as you said also...even if we fall off the wagon...we are smart enough to jump back on with out hesitation!
Great job, keep it up! I know you can!
My kids are ages 21, 18 and 10. I am glad your little one will work out with ya!

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MYNEWLIFE2015 11/30/2014 9:23AM

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SOOZIEQUE55 11/29/2014 10:00PM

    Keep up the good work and congrats on setting your goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Ready or Not.....Here I come!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I'm in a tough spot right now. I just recently gained 30 pounds in the last six months. My body is protesting I feel every pound that I carry. My mind is struggling to understand that I am the one who can create the change that I need but I am the one who is continuing to make unhealthy choices.

I read a blog today that encouraged me. Instead of eliminating everything, do what you can and watch the other bad habits fall off. If that statement is at all true. I have a fighting chance.

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TIKITAMI 11/26/2014 10:26PM

    Baby steps!

10 mins of exercise a day, tracking your food and drinking your water will make a huge difference.


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KNEEMAKER 11/25/2014 3:50PM

  Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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GINGKO711 11/25/2014 2:16PM

    Small changes and remembering that "something is better than nothing" can be a useful attitude!

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HOLLYM48 11/25/2014 2:11PM

    Take it one change at a time, one day at a time, one choice at a time. It will never be easy, but it does get better. You can be the change, it just takes a lot of hard work and determination. Best of luck on your journey!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

At the beginning of this yr. I weighed 342 today I am 329. Not a huge accomplishment for many but for me its wonderful as the previous yr i gained nearly 30 pounds.

I was in a good place. Mind and body where in healthy mode. My grand father passed away on the first of this month and i haven't been quite right since. Exercising still in tack but my eating is slowly deteriorating.

Posting a blog because I just put cookies in the oven. I burnt them emoticon I didn't need them. Ugghhhh I still want them and some fried wings, and every other unhealthy goodie.

Not motivated to eat right but really missing the healthy and happy weight loss feeling.....


The reason why i never wanted to fall off the wagon is because i know how hard it is to get back on!!!!

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LILSHINE 10/18/2012 9:45AM

    You haven't fallen off the wagon you may have leaned to the side but as you can see by the responses to this blog you have lots of SparkFriends holding onto you and pulling you back. Take it one day at a time. Keep your mantra flowing and know that it's a one day at a time journey that you're capable of finishing!

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DARLENEK04 10/17/2012 7:24PM

  Come on chick....don't give up on you and your dreams...................I only try to lose
in small pieces.....once I lose that 5 pounds, then I talk myself into trying to only
lose 5 pounds.....
It is a mental game I play.....and it is never easy............would I rather be eating
a nice creamy cheesy casserole with bread, heck yes, BUT

I don't know how old you are, but eventually your health will catch up to you.
Mine did.

I just want you to realize that you always have ....we ......always have trouble
dealing with a death, however, your loved one would not want you sacrificing
your life on the altar of bad health..................
I have dealt with a lot of loss, all my family is gone now....and I hit a road block 3
months ago and my dr. threatened me with insulin if I did not do something....so I
got on the ball and have lost 18 pounds....since Sept. 4th.

When I went for my bloodwork Monday, my blood sugar was way down, my BP was
way down, my cholesterol was way down and all my numbers were great.

You need to do this for you..........

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 10/16/2012 7:22PM

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BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

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PEPPYPATTI 10/16/2012 6:18PM

    You can do it! We all have our stumbles & I know you will be able to get back up! Just give yourself some time.

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LADYGSC 10/16/2012 6:17PM

    emoticon Just keep telling yourself that you can do it and think of all those new clothes you'll be buying! emoticon

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D_4RECOVERY 10/16/2012 3:54PM

    I needed this poem last week and will probably need it again so I'm sharing it with you. Keep pushing dear friend. We're all in this together.

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!

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PICKIE98 10/16/2012 2:29PM

    yup.. maybe make one of those things your treat after five pounds off, then another one after another five pounds off.
I make my goal only five pounds off.. It is more attainable and not so defeating.. after that five pounds, I go for another five..

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Learning how to eat..........

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I decided not to workout during lunch today....legs a little sore and i was a bit hungry. So, I opted to get something to eat and rest for a bit. however this sort of posed a problem. I had a strong taste for the ten piece fried chicken wing that i dip in ranch dressing with a cold drink but i knew this meal was not going to help on my weight loss mission.

Now, i decided to eat Subway for lunch. I ordered the 6 inch oven roasted chicken combo. which came with three cookies and a drink. I kept one cookie and traded the other two for a bag of apples (apples didn't sound good b/c i don't really care for them...but hey, time for a change)

The meal was so filling and delicious. I was so shocked. I am not super stuffed. The apples were good and sweet. I almost choked on one of them. Lol...i thought Lord even the healthy food is trying to kill me emoticon

I really feel like i can do this....i know a subway lunch is not the best healthy meal but for me its a great start. I am not a big eater but my eating habits are horrible...My meats are fried, my drinks are full of sugar and my dessert calories could probably replace two full meals. So subway was a nice step for me.

I am definitely going to learn how to eat well......because i surely am not working out FOR NOTHING!!!

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EATVEGAN 9/14/2012 2:41AM

    With Subway you just have to watch what you put on your sandwich. I get the 12-inch Veggie Delite w/no cheese. It is only 460 calories so it is my full meal. Yummy, too. emoticon

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LADYGSC 9/13/2012 6:56PM

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D_4RECOVERY 9/13/2012 4:56PM

    Well done on passing up the chicken for subway. Great choice. emoticon emoticon

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Full body mirror

Sunday, September 09, 2012

My goodness! I just tried on clothes at a local store and could not believe what i saw. Normally when i shop i don't try on clothes and it has nothing to do with not wanting to see my body. I am just always in a hurry.

In the fitting room, i got a chance to see my body...full view. I wasn't shamed or disappointed but shocked and happy to say that i have started back working out.

I believe i have been in denial. What i look like and my perception of myself is definitely not the same.

Working on me one day at a time.....off to the gym to get my fifty minutes on the arc trainer over and done with.......

Dang....I saw every dimple in my leg... with bright lights...that's should be enough to keep me working out and eating better for quite some time emoticon

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D_4RECOVERY 9/12/2012 4:51PM

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SPARKLER82 9/9/2012 11:19PM

    I can relate...sometimes I catch myself in a store mirror and I'm like..who's that chubby lady? She looks strangely familiar..eek! It's me! Haha Only really, it has caught me off guard multiple times! I feel much thinner inside I guess.

You are so right though - one day at a time and we are headed in the right direction!


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