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How many of your resolution's, goals, or dreams have manifested themselves so far this year?

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Here it is May Day and I should have accomplished half of my 100 baby steps list instead only a few are done. So I declare May the "Spring into action and get it done month! I will tackle a new baby step this week. The first and the first baby step I am taking is to print out my spark menu plan shop for it wand follow it. Thus tackling the just choose dietplan already girlie baby step. I will update tomorrow with the next. Baby step. Chosen.

Take Care

My Fellow Sparklers!


Roller Coaster

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

It's like a roller coaster 100 miles fast
Spins you round in circles till you want to collapse
Makes you so excited you can't wait for your second chance - Lyrics Kendall Payne

These are lyrics from a song I like to listen to when life is a little hazy, when life for me is like a roller coaster up and down, up and down. Lately life has seemed to be moving fast, while I am not moving fast. I haven't had any drama or unexpected events, it is just like nothing is happening. Like I am stuck at the top of a roller coaster.

This is not a place I like to be I don't want to suddenly start hurling downward, I wish life was a little more like a merry-go-round. Less up and downs more consistency. But since roller coaster is the way life goes all I can do is make sure I am ready by making sure I am ready with enough slip, enough exercise, proper nutrition, and work on being spiritually grounded.
I cant control life's unexpected detours but I can control how I react to them and be prepared for them.

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REALLY_ROBIN 10/7/2011 12:45AM

  So very true! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Execute What You Know

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I have recently found myself in a place where I have gained 30 pounds, I have always been heavy but have never gain 30 pounds in 4 months before. Honestly I have know idea why it has been 30 pounds it seems like a person would need a plan to gain 30 pounds that quickly. Turns out not having a plan works too.

What I know is tracking my food intake works works, exercising some everyday works, stretching and yoga works, getting enough sleep works, having accountability works, well you get the picture. When I execute what I know my clothes fit or even become loose. When I execute what I know I don't have to dig through the goodwill box to rescue the "really fat jeans." When I execute what I know I don't need to buy new pants every three weeks because there are clothes that fit hanging in my closet,

It is time to start executing what I know!

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THRICEBLESSED 8/7/2011 12:14PM

    Sometimes it takes something like gaining 30 pounds in 4 months to flip that little switch in the brain that tells us to get serious and stay consistent. Hang in there, you can do it!

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JZAPRN 7/28/2011 5:57PM

  You can do it! Hang in there!

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REALLY_ROBIN 7/28/2011 4:45PM

  Yes, you can do it. A little accountability is what it's all about and taking one step at a time! Way to go realizing that you have control! Robin

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REDSKINGIRL 7/28/2011 6:44AM

    You can do it! I'm right there with you!

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Power of Choice

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I have been struggling with some decisions that I made about my weight loss journey, feeling trapped by the decisions as though I am stuck with them forever. But also afraid if I don't stick with my initial choice that I will be a quitter and a failure. Today I am beginning to see that changing my mind is not failure it is just another phase of my journey. By choosing to no longer continue with the exact plan that i chose in the past does not mean I will fail and not finish the journey. This choice gives me power. Power is one of the reasons I want to loose weight. To be strong and today I exercise my power of choice.

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BEAUTIFLDZSTR 3/25/2011 6:28PM

    girl that is part of finding what works for us is changing it. good luck you will figure it all out

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FUNISSA 3/23/2011 7:37AM

    You are so right! This truly is a learning process. One of the most important parts of this journey is learning what works for YOU and what doesn't. Sometimes we will have to change our plans and goals several times before it finally "clicks". Great job on recognizing that it's ok. You can do this!!

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BBLUNDON 3/22/2011 9:03PM

    omg ... i so loved reading this thank you .. i am stuck in a rut due to pre-menopause hormones. i can't take off weight no matter what i've done .. stuck at the same weight for a year now .. but i won't give up going to my group b/c i feel it's a failure on my part to not get to the goal even though in all reasonableness i can't right now..

i loved this blog .. i have been struggling with the difference between failure and changing my mind ..


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JEMPOWER 3/22/2011 7:14PM

    I think you're doing great woroking through that process of not being a failure when you don't follow through on your plan. I too struggle with thhis.


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Digging Deep For Motivation

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I am in a change rut!

There is so many things I want to be different in my life. I want to a be a person of moderation. One who is noticeably moving in the right direction, instead of lost in the sea of indifference where there is no land in site. I want to conquer at least one of my short comings. I am tired of reading journals that blather on about being tired, fat, broke, house in disarray... the same journal entry reappears so often over the course of my adult life I can't take it anymore, I just need one thing to drop off my list.

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JUST-DUCKY 2/7/2011 4:57PM

    It's the same record playing here too...over and over. I want so many things in regards to my health and fitness, but I lack the willpower and motivation. It's very frustrating.

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NOTSPEEDY 2/4/2011 2:51PM

    I have found that exercising has given me more energy to do the things around the house that need to be done and also improves my mood. Wishing you the best in your changes.


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    all i can say is DITTO....

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EJHESS1 2/3/2011 4:41PM

    All it takes is one day at a time. Make a goal list and keep it in front of you all the time.

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PARKERB2 2/3/2011 2:51PM

    I have read and heard you need to replace a bad habit with a good one, etc. Keep Sparking.

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