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Monday, January 20, 2014

My over all goal is to lose 50 pounds by August.

For the BLC I have set a goal of 15 lbs.
To achieve this I commit to:
*4 days 30 mins of cardio emoticon
*4 days on Total Gym
*Eat within my calorie range
*Drink 8-10 glasses of water emoticon
*Prep and cook on weekends for the week
*Reach 10,000 steps a day emoticon

The 5 whys:
1. Vanity - I want to look good in my clothes emoticon
2. Confidence - I want to feel good about the way I look
3. Health - I'm not getting any younger and I would like to feel better as I get older
4. Energy - I want more energy to do the things I enjoy doing
5. Flexibility - I want to travel and go on adventures. I want a body that will be able to do
that without every joint aching. emoticon

Behavioral goals:
1- Stop negative thinking. When I start it, I will have to stop and replace it with a positive
2. Add a serving of fruit and vegetables to each meal. emoticon
3. Put myself 1st and not feel guilty for it.

My accountabili-buddy is my DH. He is losing weight and working out with me. emoticon

My reward system is 2 fold. A full-body massage at the end of each 30 days when I stick to my calorie range and work out schedule.

I quit drinking soda 10/1/13. I have been putting the money that I spent each week on soda away in a can so that when I reach my goal I will be doing some shopping.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/1/2014 9:16PM

    Good goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEAKAYAK1 2/16/2014 1:14PM

    Really Inspiring!

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PKCTTS 1/24/2014 3:15PM

    That should do it. I like that you are rewarding your behaviors, not tying it strickly to weightloss.

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TWNOMWE 1/24/2014 9:51AM

    emoticon goals emoticon

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ZANYGIRL1 1/22/2014 4:02PM

    emoticon plan, you're on a roll!!!!!


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KIMMYGA1 1/22/2014 11:20AM

    emoticon I really like this and that there are different areas for you to work on. You are very determined and can do this. I am glad you liked the massage so much you want more. emoticon I like what you're doing with quitting pop. My DH and I quit last April but have probably replaced what we spent on pop with the MIO or off-brands to flavor our water. emoticon

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ZELLAZM 1/20/2014 7:29PM

    Great goals! emoticon WTG on being soda free!
(By the way, I've been off Coke Zero for 22 days now! I quit just after Christmas!)

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68ANNE 1/20/2014 7:25PM

    I agree, excellent plan and print it out!

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ELLENS2525 1/20/2014 3:14PM

    Its a great plan! You should print it out and put it where you can see it often.


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MARBEALL 1/20/2014 8:35AM

    Impressive and challenging goals worthy of your commitment to achieve weight loss and greater wellness. Sounds like you really put thought into your goals. Awesome Lori!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ATHARIA1 1/20/2014 8:07AM

    Excellent goals. Best wishes. You can do this! emoticon

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WDIPIM 1/20/2014 7:45AM

  great goals

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RUBECCAL 1/20/2014 7:39AM

    Great goals! Good luck with the challenge!

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Are we

Saturday, November 02, 2013

I read an article about a woman who finally had weight loss click for her when she quit categorizing food (and herself) as good or bad. She focused on healthy eating, exercising and the only number she fixated on was increasing her reps, distance and endurance.

This definitely struck a cord with me. For as long as I can remember I have been "on" or "off" a plan been "good" or "bad." I am not sure how to undo so many years of this kind of thinking but I am going to give it the old college try!

I am tired of the scale ruling (or ruining) my day, or my life. There have been times that I have been on point with eating, exercising, feeling great, fitting into smaller clothes. Then I make the fatal mistake of getting on the scale because I know I have lost a huge amount only to find I have lost nothing or worse yet GAINED! Then it's over. The wind is out of my sails, depression sets in and I think why bother.

Therefore since I am smarter and stronger than that mean little device that mocks me on the floor I will no longer let it have that kind of power over me again! emoticon

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ZACHTB 12/16/2013 2:08PM

    emoticon Good post. Don't let the robot control you. It is only there to serve you, not oppress you. emoticon

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FINENOW75 12/15/2013 8:51PM

    I so know how that nasty scale can rule your world. Good for you backing away from that metal monster!! You go girl!! emoticon

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FUNLOVEN 11/5/2013 8:30AM

    Funny how the "small things" (like that bloody scale! ) can get to us. Your blog made me start thinking about how we can rule it. We could try handling it just like it is recommended to handle a craving - try and let it go and move onto something else for 10-20 minutes and the craving from the scale will go away. WE RULE !

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SUEPERWOMAN 11/4/2013 6:42PM

I totally hear you!!
You are totally smarter and stronger than that stupid metal box. emoticon

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FITKAT62 11/2/2013 11:17PM

    emoticon emoticon

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68ANNE 11/2/2013 8:30PM

    I find that I am not over the device cause every time I think I am it drags me back but if you can hide the batteries, it makes it much easier to stick your tongue out at it

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 11/2/2013 8:29PM

    You can do it!! The scale is our enemy. Best thing to do is go by how your clothes fit and how you feel!!

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Let the healing begin

Monday, October 21, 2013

Saw the doctor today. He said I did a fantastic job tearing it up! Will be having surgery this week and I will have to be off work rather I want to or not.

This has been such a crazy year with almost losing my Dad multiple times over the last 7 mos. Thank God he is doing great now. Then all the craziness at work and of course just life in general. I kept saying I was going to take some time of when.....Well I guess the time is now.

I may be broken (ha ha) but I am not defeated. I am not sad. I do not feel sorry for myself. I do feel pretty dumb that I fell off the bike. emoticon And I feel pretty darn sore! emoticon

I will not use this as an excuse to not exercise. I still have 1 good arm and 2 good legs and I will continue to use them while I heal. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, great family and friends and all of my Spark friends.

P.S. day 21 no soda!

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_VALEO_ 10/26/2013 5:20PM

    Way to go on your Soda streak!

You'll be back on the saddle in no time with this attitude! emoticon

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TERRA_LUNA 10/25/2013 8:33PM

    You can do it!!! Every little bit counts and it will help you heal too. Best wishes!

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68ANNE 10/22/2013 8:57PM

    You will come back to it and get back on the fitness wagon. Congrats on no soda

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FITKAT62 10/22/2013 4:55PM


Great attitude!

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JUST_BRENDA 10/22/2013 8:35AM

    Your determination will serve you well!

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RUBECCAL 10/22/2013 5:39AM

    Congrats on the no-soda streak! You are doing great, and I'm 100% sure your positive attitude with carry you through recovery. I hope your elbow heals quickly!

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MESEATURTLE 10/22/2013 4:14AM

    Love love love your spirit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday not so fun day

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The day started out beautiful. emoticon Felt great, got few chores finished and went out for a bike ride emoticon at about 9:30. I really pushed myself and rode further than I have so far. emoticon Started the ride with the uphill part so I could relax (and catch my breath) on the way back home.

Got back in front of the house and instead of stopping to open the door I tried to keep moving and do it. You can probably see where this is going. Lost my balance, hit the brake to hard and dumped myself on the ground. emoticon

Fast forward to 2:30 in the afternoon. I am back home after spending a lovely day with my hubby in the E.R. emoticon I not only dislocated my elbow. I fractured it in 3 places! emoticon

I am starting to think trying to get into healthy is going to kill me! emoticon

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INTOTHESOUTH 10/21/2013 9:03AM

    Oh wow. So sorry to hear this happened. Take care of yourself and hope you recuperate soon!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 10/21/2013 5:55AM

    Ouch! I hope you feel better soon.

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MESEATURTLE 10/21/2013 3:32AM

    Oh dear ! Hope u heal soon ! Hugs!

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HERMIEME 10/21/2013 1:45AM

    Oh, Lori, you brave soul!!!! I'm so glad you're still able to LOL through the pain. LOL and the support of a great husband are the best medicine. emoticon emoticon All best wishes, Emmy :)

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FITKAT62 10/20/2013 8:40PM

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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    OMG! Yes indeedie you did a bad one. Next time take BABY steps and reign yourself in.

There's a part of us that doesn't want us to succeed and will trip us up at the cost of accidents, illness and bad moods/depression.

Such is life.

You'll recuperate and be at it again in no time at all. I hope you head my caution. BABY STEPS! It gives your body and thoughts time to gently change.

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WANDA68 10/20/2013 6:45PM

    oh my I hope you have a extra lovely hubby to help take care of you! sorry to hear about your injury! emoticon

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Day 17

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Starting to feel some relief emoticon , went to the doctor on Tuesday I have been struggling with neck and pain that I assumed was just sore muscles for about a week. It was getting worse in spite of taking a anti-inflammatory emoticon and using heat. By Tuesday the pain was going down my arm and was more than I could take. The doctor said it was Cervical muscle spasms. emoticon So as of today the neck is feeling pretty good and the arm is starting to ease up. Hoping that resting over the weekend will make me new again so I can resume upper strength training! emoticon Have been walking and doing lower body in the mean time.

On the up side this is day 17 without a soda! emoticon I am super proud of myself. emoticon This is the longest I have ever gone without giving in and having one.

Yesterday was Boss's day and my awesome employee's bought me a tea infuser that brews the tea in the cup with a couple of gourmet tea mixes. It is the greatest thing. I absolutely love it. Not to mention the tea is wonderful.

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JUST_BRENDA 10/19/2013 9:26AM

    Tea is so much more rewarding than soda --- just don't load it with sugar !

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MTNGRL 10/19/2013 8:33AM

    What a sweet gift for you. I have one too and use it often. I really like cherry tea that way. Hope that neck pain continues to improve.
Way to go on the no soda streak!

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ZELLAZM 10/19/2013 7:50AM

    What a thoughtful gift! Enjoy!

And WTG on the soda!

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68ANNE 10/17/2013 11:01PM

    What great employees!
Awesome job on the soda!

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FITKAT62 10/17/2013 10:38PM


I love green tea!

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