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Monday, June 11, 2012

It's come to my attention that "tomorrow" is one of my favorite words. Needless to say I was suppose to post this blog last night emoticon but of course it could wait until "tomorrow" emoticon.

In all reality there is no "TOMORROW" only the here and "NOW" so why do I wait? Haven't a clue!

For the pass couple of weeks I have just been putting everything off until yesterday started getting back into my groove emoticon Made it to the gym for cardio & strength training. This morning Tyson and I went to the park for a walk - tested my new pedometer.

In all honesty this isn't the post I wanted to do as I forgot all my thoughts on the subject "tomorrow " See missed opportunities for waiting until "TOMORROW" ! emoticon

NEXT : Let's go some where else now still struggling to get back down in my weight I have been tracking my foods regularly, Just started a 2 day streak of working out. I reset all of my streaks/ goals as I go t way off course.

Its not a start over but a recommitment as there is never a finish line this journey is never ending .

Funny story yesterday I picked up a little hitch hiker emoticon Oh don't worry it was just a little tree frog out of the corner of my eye I see this green thing sitting on the dash of the car ready to pounce on me. All I could think of was please don't jump on me while I'm driving I know I would totally freak and crash and how on earth would I explain that emoticon Was able to pull into college campus by trees and let the little froggie out with a new home. Went off without a hitch

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SHELLSNBELLS 6/12/2012 7:01AM

    I'm terrible with saying "tomorrow" too! I'm working on getting better at it. Great job getting back on track and working out two days in a row.

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TRACYZABELLE 6/11/2012 11:28PM

    And if the streak is interrupted-- don't wait to restart it-- start it at that moment!!-- Hey where did you take the mermaid picture? That is so neat!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/11/2012 6:48PM

    Sometimes "tomorrow" is just a way to get through "today" without being overloaded... and other times it is a sign of procrastination. The trick is telling the difference.

Love your hitch-hiker. I petted a gecko yesterday at the zoo... speaking of small reptiles / amphibians! emoticon emoticon

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AEHEGE 6/11/2012 11:58AM

    Thanks, Linda for sharing this. I guess the word "tomorrow" always makes things seem do-able and there is hope attached to that word. Sometimes when I think of putting something off until tomorrow, I think how I can give myself more time tomorrow by just doing the task NOW. That seems to work most of the time.
p.s. I would have a hard time focusing on driving with that little intruder in the car!

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DSJB9999 6/11/2012 11:45AM

    I'm struggling a little with my goals too. But will try not to consider tomorrow as a reason.

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DESERTJULZ 6/11/2012 10:27AM

    I also have a tendency to say, "tomorrow." In fact, I need to return a call from a friend that I put off until tomorrow!

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June Action Plan (Goals)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Okay its time to get serious here and put in writing my goals / action plan for this month JUNE (I messed up last month and kept putting it off) Success has always been mine when I had an action plan these pass few months I have just been winging it.

Now that vacation is over and I had a 5 pound gain (partial vacation and partial TOM) Okay shouldn't be making any excuses for the gain Truth is I totally screwed up! I'm emoticon of myself.

As of this morning I am 151.2 pounds BMI 26 (which is over) Which is way to much for me. As I am well aware of the doctor wants me to lose 20 more pounds, after I calmed my pits down I realized its within the range I was weight range I was tweaking before I had my gain. (135 to 145 with 145 putting me in healthy BMI for 5'4" and just a smidge over at 5'3.5") Side note most weight loss sites one can only enter in whole numbers of height but I found out here at SP I can enter in 5'3.5" I was rounding up ot make life easier emoticon

With this said June goal is to lose 2 pounds this month I am a emoticon to workout Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday if I can get more in emoticon Track my foods 4 out of the 7 days. Seems doable in my eyes.

I need to get my spark back I know its deep down within me I can do it.

Side note once I got back to work on Friday and was speaking with a couple of the women I work with one in particular I realized my vacation wasn't as bad as I thought I took things to personal that wasn't meant to be that way by my Aunt. I was telling Jackie things my aunt said and the way she saw it wasn't anything like I did. Because Judy did tell her son she was going to go home 10 pounds heavy because I was feeding her good foods, and the other thing that reflected me was how clean my house appears and smells considering I have all these pets it she didn't see them she said she would have never known I had pets. Jackie stated the comments about the dish soap and laundry soap the petty things were basically a matter of preference on my aunt emoticon Some times you need some one else's eyes to see a situation.

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MAMAJAHMAI 6/8/2012 12:00PM

    You made wonderful progress so far, you can only go higher and farther!! You will have an awesome June!!

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GINGERPAWZ 6/5/2012 8:00AM

    emoticon goals emoticon.

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    Glad you found positive things about vacation. Your family seems to have some chronic complaining since the things they fussed about were
A. None of their business and
B. something that didn't matter in a visit.

Get back on track and you can do this. You are keeping things in perspective. Your action plans do work for you. Go for the gold!

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TIFFY0906 6/4/2012 3:57PM

    Everyone has what we consider "bad days" but you have some great goals and I know you will accomplish them. I agree with BET212 family knows how to "work your nerve" even when they are really not trying. But we love them regardless and sometimes we can't reflect on some of the things they do or say - just enjoy their company while they are there (that's if they don't get on your nerves to much LOL!).

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CANDOK1260 6/4/2012 3:29PM

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BET212 6/4/2012 2:26PM

    Very doable goals Linda! Family can push our buttons even when they don't mean to so it does help to have someone else's perspective on the situation. emoticon

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LUCY22051 6/4/2012 4:57AM

    Don't beat yourself up, everyone has slip ups. Good luck with the rest of the month!
- Lucy

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Wow 52 Weeks Already One Year Under My Belt At Goal Weight!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

emoticonfor me I made the 1st hurdle on this long journey I could get down on myself for what didn't happen and for the slip ups I had along the way but I'm not going there I am going to use my energy to focus on the BIGGER PICTURE!

The BIGGER PICTURE is I stay my ground never giving up during the hard times. The average weight I achieved over the 52 weeks was a neat 143 pound (with my initial goal of 145 with a healthy BMI 24.9 to be exact). I once was 208 pounds (my heaviest ever) back in 2004 with an unhealthy BMI of 35.8 Obese (oh my I can't even imagine that weight now) with 46% of body fat. I lost 29.52% (61.4 pounds ) of my weight not bad if I say so myself. Now at 28.5% body fat. I was hoping for more but those are awesome stats. As of today I am 146.6 which is within my goal range.

Now that it has been a year I do have to tweak things a bit, which is okay this is a learning experience, and there is no finish line or end date. I was so focus on getting to 24.9 BMI for a healthy one I didn't think about high end of maintenance would put me over on BMI. To be truthfully I really don't care what the number on the scale says just what it translate to in regards to BMI and Body Fat % .

Now that I realized and have learned from this pass year 145 is okay for high end of maintenance. I need ot lower goal weight to 140 pounds which would give me BMI 24.1 in Healthy range and wiggle room.

For this next 52 weeks once again I am working on reducing my Body Fat% would love to be at least 25% body fat (that has been my desire all along) . Mostly stay with a healthy BMI which is more important then any thing else the scale could say.

Sure there were things I did not accomplish but I have been learning everyday I just joined SP team Emotional Eating I don't want to get derailed. As I still have a long way to go before I can let my guard down and for me I probable will always be on guard.

There are stats on maintenance 1st year likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95% Making it to 2nd years years the likelihood of regain drops to 50% and making it ot 5 years likelihood of regain drops to 27%!

I'm sure I will have pictures next week as I'm on vacation with family mom's younger sister is visiting us and I will be playing chauffeur.

I know I was long winded on this.

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JOYINKY 5/22/2012 7:02PM

    Congratulations Linda! I came looking after reading your post in 50+ maintainers today. You have had a fantastic year; don't let anyone cloud that! Your blog makes perfect sense and I get the feeling you know more about where your at than the new doctor does!! If you need to see much of him; I'd consider finding someone else. You already established a new, sensible goal for this year. I too was less interested in what the scale said. My focus was on being healthy, eating healthy and becoming more active. It was never even a goal or a consideration that I would be at the weight I'm at today. It's where I ended up by choosing a healthier lifestyle!
Be well. Hugs.

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FATHINSN 5/20/2012 9:14PM

    Congrats on never giving up! No matter our ups and downs, the most important thing is we never lose our footing towards success - we might stumble but we will always back on :D

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SONIA260 5/20/2012 12:11PM

    so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow, that statistic of 80-95% chance of regaining in the first year is a scary number, but you beat the odds!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SMILESHINE81 5/20/2012 11:02AM

    What an inspiration! Congrats on holding steady for a year. I've heard it's more work to maintain than to lose, so great job!

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MAMAJAHMAI 5/16/2012 11:20PM

    Wow! What a wonderful and Awesome achievement!!! It is so inspirational to meet folks such as yourself who have won the battle.....just wonderful! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AEHEGE 5/16/2012 9:22PM

emoticon Indeed! You have come a long way and I know you won't go back because you have learned the things that are important and you still have goals to keep you motivated.

Thanks for sharing this blog.

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ALYSSAR2012 5/16/2012 9:02PM

    CONGRATS! You've come a long way. emoticon emoticon

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Closing In On A Year In A Few Days

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yup coming upon a year in a few days May18 will be a year ago that I hit 145 pound. Though I am still learning this maintenance stuff. Last year May 5th 2011 I planed ot have my range at 135 to 145 Realistically would not be maintenance it would still be in a losing stage.

Some how during this pass year I lost track as to what my goal weight was and where i should be in range for that weight. All I wanted was to get ot a healthy BMI and which I did. Now that I am looking at the big picture I do need to make some tweaks on to where I am at this stage - but I am happy to say I did pretty good average 143 pounds for the year Had my up & had my downs. I will post a blog on my anniversary with more details of the year I had.

Confession time i am an emotional eater I need ot get this under control As an example yesterday I was so frustrated at work that for lunch I ate a ice cream sandwich bag of chips and some chocolate. I was making jokes that I either eat this crap or I go postal. I get so mad at myself when I do that I just don't want ot blow a gasket and lose my job at least I have something. I'm thinking this 10 days that I have for vacation coming up will really help me soothe the savage beast in me emoticon

Once again I have 2 special Spark team to thank for a successful year BLC and At Goal and maintaining team You rock guys YOu give me the push when need and cheer me on to victory.
To all my Spark buddies I really don't know where I would be if I didn't have you all in my life love you all!

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ELDORADO_MOM 5/14/2012 6:50AM

    GREAT JOB at maintenance for a whole year!

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CANDOK1260 5/14/2012 5:45AM

    sounds like you have a pretty good years emoticon

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LJCANNON 5/13/2012 11:06PM

    emoticonWe are here for support ALWAYS, but it is YOU who does the Hard Work and puts the Lessons that you learn to work.

emoticonCongratulations on your Progress, and I am looking forward to your Anniversary Blog.

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Not Getting ANY spark notification to my email address

Monday, April 30, 2012

Well its been very frustrating pass few days not receiving any emails from Spark People. I've check all of my setting under Account Preferences & Manage My Teams, nothing amiss there that i can find.

Posted a question under community board Site TEch Help no response

Now just found someelse question about Coach Kelly gave this link for help sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_
not going ot spam or junk folder in my case

On my own I found that active team threads went into INACTIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS under that has this message

"These are the most recent 50 topics you subscribed where you have received an email notification but have not clicked the link to re-subscribe. You will not receive notifications until you re-subscribe. You can re-subscribe by clicking to the topic and re-subscribing, or clicking the link in your email notification. "

I spent 30 minutes this morning click and re-subscribing to all of them and GUESS what ? IT DIDN'T HELP

If this keeps up I will have to leave SP what good is it if I can't get my spark mails

So frustrating emoticon

Update Holy Crap just went ot my email account and I now have 45 emails from spark emoticon whew about time maybe its fixed

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TESENISIS1 5/9/2012 9:30AM

    YEAH...please don't leave Sparkpeople!!! I would miss you terribly!!!

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SLIMINMIND 5/1/2012 2:31AM

    Glad you got it fixed! emoticon

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 4/30/2012 9:24PM

    This happened to me a few weeks ago and I began checking all of my main settings. Somehow, the box was checked to never send me e-mails. This is not something I did, and I'm not sure what happened for it to get checked, it took me forever to even figure out where it was at, and I never would have chosen to do that even if I did know where to go. Anyway, it may be something you want to check. It's not a team setting, but a main setting where your e-mail and personal information.

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RHONDALYN10 4/30/2012 9:00PM

    LMAO - this is the same thing that happened to me! 3 days no notifications. Today I went and checked AGAIN - even unchecked and resubmitted notifications. Nothing.
Now after a long day - I have 3 days worth of notifications in my inbox! Holy cow!

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