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October - Challenge

Friday, October 02, 2009

Well I have decided that I am going to challenge myself in a couple different ways this month. So I am just going to get right to it:

1. Post an encouraging message on at least 1 persons Spark Page every day.
2. Post a response to at least 1 persons Blog everyday.
3. Blog Everyday in October.
4. Do the 30 Day Shred (I have already done 2 days)
5. Walk on the treadmill at least 30 minutes 6 days a week.

So what do you think? I know the first 2 are not really going to be that hard. I try to do that anyway. But the Blogging thing is kinda hard. The Shred is already kicking my butt! The treadmill should be ok since I am used to walking 5-6 days already.
I want to take the weight that I have lost and maintain it as well as doing some sculpting. Since my husband has been laid off for a month now I don't have the funds to join a gym or even by the equipment at home. So let's see how Jillian helps!!
Thanks for Reading!

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PATTIJOR74 10/2/2009 9:00PM

    Good luck with your plan!

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SPARKNMOM 10/2/2009 8:26PM

    Sounds like a great plan!!

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CRAFTYC 10/2/2009 6:49PM

    I think you have a very good set of goals. One of the best things about them is that you are building on previous effort. That gives you a high percentage in chance for success. It's doable, and you can do it!

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RJBERRA27 10/2/2009 12:37PM

    The 30 Day Shred is a great workout. I've incorporated it into my routine as well. It really kicks your butt! emoticon I think you are very focus and you will do great! You go girl!

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DAYHIKER 10/2/2009 10:15AM

    Those are great goals and it shows that you have made them with some thought!

YOU CAN DO THIS!! emoticon

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Bad Mood

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

OK so this may not be the best time to write a blog seeing that I am really cranky, but here it goes!
I am tired! I am tired of trying to act like everything is just fine at work. I am tired of trying to keep my emotional eating under control! I am tired of getting up at 4:30 every morning to get in my hour on the treadmill. I am tired of having a messy a house. I am tired of cleaning my house! I am tired of dealing with the teachers to get them to be consistent with my ADD child, they just want me to put him on more medicines! Why can't they understand that medicine won't make him care that is THEIR job!?! I am tired of looking in people's eyes and see pity because my husband doesn't have a job! I am tired of having allergies and not getting any relief because the medicine either don't work or make me feel like crap! I am tired of having doubts about what I believe to be a God given gift no longer is there! Did I mention that I am tired???
Well if you know me you know that this mood will not last for long. I am normally optimistic person and not much gets me down. I guess just a lot of things have happened all at once. For the first time in a long time I have no idea what the future holds for me and I just don't like not being in control! I know in my heart that I am really never in control that is left up to a higher power so I just need to get my head to believe it as well.
Thanks for reading.

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LADYCRANE 9/10/2009 12:44PM

    Not sure if this will help you but how I deal is by asking myself what's the worst that can happen then I figure h e l l that's not so bad I can deal with that and it just doesn't seem as bad! If you can handle the worst that can happen you are really in a good place!

If that doesn't work then kick the s h i t out of something; that works for me too. Of course it's my subs that I take it out on and they enjoy it so like it's killing two birds with one stone! WHACK!

Now get off your whinny a s s and do something about the things you can and f k the rest! There is always tomorrow!

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SPARKNMOM 9/8/2009 10:19PM

    Oooh...I could copy and paste half of this blog and use it for my own blog LOL!! will pass, but take care of yourself! Hugs to you!!

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CHBADILLO 9/8/2009 1:22PM

    Liz- I know that sometimes it's hard to take on life...I know so well right now (read my blog) but we'll make it! God IS on our side...look at it this way...all this negative is b/c God has wonderful plans for us and the Devil is MAD! Great things are coming! We BOTH need to up the FAITH factor today. I believe in you, we are are own barometers...we have free WILL...I choose God's WILL...if that means a little "down" time then so be you I know it won't last just seems like it right now. I'll pray for us both. :) Keep looking UP! :)

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GOODGETNBETR 9/8/2009 12:52PM

    Hang in there Liz! If I had a plate that full I'd be overwhelmed too. The eating and exercise are things you Do have control over and would pay the best dividends. I keep hearing good things about the book by Dr David Kessler "The End Of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite." Hope it helps and that things turn around soon. Good luck and God bless.


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SHONADOG 9/8/2009 9:39AM

    Got to love teachers. When my nephew was in grade school they wanted my sister to keep him on his meds 24/7/365. She told them to shove it. Stand your ground with them.

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JBHOWARD76 9/8/2009 8:20AM

    You are an extremely positive person and strong willed!! You will get through this and be even stronger. The hard part is being able to acknowledge the problems & doubts that is what wears on a person. Know that you know the faults & doubts you can move on with your head held high!!

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  attitude = results

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Emotional Eating

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Well the bad economy finally hit my house. I am pretty shocked that my husband got laid off but at the same time I am not. He is the only one in his office that does what he does. He has been there for a lot of years. He has helped make the company what it is today. I guess none of that matters when they are looking to make money.
This week has been very trying in so many aspects. My children started back into school 2 weeks ago and on day 5 I got a call from the teacher. Then he has spent 2 days this week at the table "doing his homework" for 3 hours! My husband and I have had some problems in the past couple of weeks due to lack of communication on both of our parts and it finally seemed that we got past it Tuesday night. Then Wednesday comes and he gets laid off!
Needless to say i have been struggling with emotional eating!! Right now I am so full from eating with my parents I feel like I am going to burst!! Today I have walked a total of 4.5 miles and biked for a little over a mile. That is the only reason why can excuse my emotional eating for dinner tonight! If it was just tonight it would be one thing but this has been going on all week!
Earlier today i was craving soda! I haven't had soda in MONTHS! I didn't give in I am happy to say but I have had way to much chocolate this week!
As my family joins the struggle to find a replacement job in the Northern Indiana area (10-18% unemployment rate depending on what county you live in), I am going to try to figure out a better way to deal with these emotions than eating!!
Thanks for reading!

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SPARKNMOM 9/3/2009 10:54PM

    Big hugs to you, dear.

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MRSSHANNONC1970 9/3/2009 8:52PM

    YEP IT SUCKS! No other way to put it. My hubby was out of work for a few months and then he tore is bicept off the bone and was operated on and out of work and the economy hit my job hard and my commissions took a hit and we were in a BAD way. I had to give up my trainer - among a TON of other things. This are a litte beter now, he is working my work picked up some, so it wil get better for you. But I like you EAT when I get upset and being where you have been I know EXACTLY how you feel. Its hard to for to te you dont do it, your greiving in a way and honstly you need to do that. Just keep working out, dont lose that in yourself. I lost it for a whie, I lost my desire to do anything for a while - so dont let that happen. I am here if you need to vent to someone that gets it. I have kids too - school starts tuesday and I am sure my 12 year old will send me tipping over the edge.....

Cry when you have to, eat when you have to (in moderation) and work out all you can. I send you a hug! emoticon

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1 Year SparkVersary!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

That is right! I have been a part of this amazing website for one year!
As I think of the accomplishments and set backs of the first year, I have realized I have learned so much!
Here are just a few things that I have learned.
1. You will do it when your ready. I signed up and created this sparkpage a year ago today but I did little if anything until mid January, early February.
2. It is NEVER to late to start. I don't care if you are 600 pounds or 60 years old or both! You can make a change in your life. I have read so many blogs, spark pages of success stories of people who do incredible things!!
3. It is really hard, if not impossible to do it on your own! If it hadn't be for the support I have received and given to different people I would have never done what I have done!
4. There will be set backs! No matter how much you have to lose, whether it is 10 pounds or 600 you will go through set backs, old habits that refuse to die or your own emotions that block your progress!
5. As you lose weight some of the people you thought would be your biggest supporters turn out not to be and visa verse! The people you thought might hold you back turn out to be your biggest supporters!
6. Regardless of how much or little you weigh. Life is so much better when you are physically fit! Everything is better when you don't get winded going up a flight of stairs or you not having the energy to make it through your day!

I have learned so much in this past year and I am so grateful for all of my sparkfriends and for!!

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TORNADOCHICA 8/24/2009 10:35AM

    great post! congrats on your one's to many more!

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SPARKNMOM 8/23/2009 8:55PM

    Great list :) So glad to have met you here!!

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RAYNAC3 8/23/2009 1:15PM

    Congratulations on your anniversary!!

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Vacation, Habits and weight gain

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ok - Let me just say I had a wonderful time on my vacation. I had NEVER been any further west than Kansas City so seeing mountains and the desert was awesome. We walked trails and took about 2000 pictures! LOL We camped 7 of the 13 nights we where gone. It was really wonderful. Just my husband and two kids. Did I say I loved it? I did! I loved our vacation!
While I was gone I didn't keep track of the food I was eating but I did keep track of the hours of walking we did. I know I had either ice cream or smores every day that I was gone! LOL I have no regrets on that. I was a bit scared of what the scale would say when I got home but I knew I was just going to go right back to my routine when I got back home.
Well...It didn't turn out exactly like that. I caught a cold the first day I was home. So I decided to hold off on the fitness to let my body rest and recover. Well 2 days turned into 3 then 4. Needless to say I have walked a total of 5 miles since Sunday when I usually walk 4 miles a day! That is not the only thing. I still have yet to log a single meal since being back. I also have been eating ice cream almost everyday too! I got on the scale on my normal Wednesday weigh in and I only gained a half a pound. I know it is just a matter of time before it will all catch up to me! I need to stop! I will stop!
I was just thinking how easily I replaced the good habits of eating right and exercising daily with the old ones of making excuses for not exercising and saying "I really want this ice cream sandwich so I will just do better tomorrow". I thought I was over that before leaving on my vacation. I guess I was wrong! Knowing this just makes me want to double up my efforts that much more. I don't want to go back to the person I was 7 months ago! I will not do it again!
Thanks for reading!

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QUADCMOM 7/19/2009 10:10AM

    Sounds like a story I could blog myself. I call it the "tomorrow syndrom". It's a dangerous place to be but it sounds like you are getting control really early. It is so easy to go back to old habits. I am scared to death of the day I go back. I don't ever want to go back. We have to watch out for the triggers. Darn that ice cream. I allow myself one Sonic dish of vanilla per week and count it as my snack for that day. There are also some good choices of 100 calorie ice cream sandwiches at the grocery store. Have a great day.

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SPARKNMOM 7/17/2009 3:09PM

    So glad you enjoyed your vacation! What fun :)

I'd say you're well on your way to being back on track've blogged about it and now we're going to help keep you accountable. Come back and tell us how your doing.

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 7/17/2009 7:29AM

    1 pound over vacation is great!
You made better choices than you gave your self credit for. And even if you did not log, you were aware of what you put in your mouth. That is all positive.

Good job!

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