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Cleaning Out My Closet

Friday, October 03, 2014



I came home and started cleaning up my bedroom, putting away neglected clothes, and eventually moved on to my closet. It is amazing the amount of clothes that you have that you forget you own, once they get shoved into the back. I took everything out and bagged up about half of them. I have been on a mission to downsize and my clothing is the first stuff to go. I got rid of the interview suits that never got me a single job. I threw out the shirts that I am just sick of looking at. I kept every last pair of blue jeans-even the ones I can't comfortably fit in- because they are expensive and I want to wear them all again, and probably could in a month or two.

In the back of the closet, I found it. A navy and black dress I wore to my son's pre-k and my husband's graduation-on the same night! It is timeless and I could still wear it if it wasn't 6 sizes too small. I marveled at how tiny my waist was before 3 more children, a world full of stress, and fibromyalgia took a toll on my figure.

Why did I allow that to happen to me? Why did I allow myself to get fat?
I thought of getting rid of my dress. It has hang in my closet as motivation for nearly 20 years.

However, I decided to keep it. Just looking at that dress made me want to get healthy. It made me want to go run a mile.

It's not going back in the closet. It is going on my wall. I plan to move it occasionally so I don't get used to seeing it.

That dress is going to motivate me to finally do this.






  
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GLORY63 10/5/2014 10:22AM

    Sounds like a good motivator!

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NELLIEC 10/4/2014 7:57PM

    That dress does sound like a motivator!!!

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BACCAGIRL 10/3/2014 9:15PM

    Amen that you found that little black dress! You were able to reflect on the feelings of not losing(yet), the realization that, yes, you do intend to lose those unwanted pounds and that you ARE able! I will keep you in prayer that your journey is directed toward better health and successful weight loss. Don't forget that we can never succeed if we try to walk alone.

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Streak love & other stuff

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Here is a review of my goals for the week. I am going to do this every morning to keep me on track.
Goal #1: LOSE 2 pounds. (Up a pound this morning.)
Goal#2: 7 days of logging in and spinning the sparkwheel. 2/7
Goal#3: 7 days of logging my food. 2/7. I did not log ALL my food yesterday. :(
Goal#4: 7 days of drinking all my water and limiting my caffeine intake to one caffeinated beverage a day. No soda. Just Crystal light energy. 1/7. (I drank a SODA emoticon last night!!!)
Goal#5: Weigh daily (Average my weight at end of weeK.) 2/7
Goal#6: Complete 7 days of exercise for 10 minutes, 5 days 30 mins. I did 30 mins of running/ walking. So 2/7.
Goal#7: Complete week #1 of the Jumpstart your fitness challenge. ON IT!!! :)
Goal#8: Review these goals daily. 2/7. :)

I blew the food aspect of this yesterday. I really don't know why. I just gave up! I haven't started very strong today either. I ate a square inch of chocolate birthday cake in the teacher's lounge. I could have passed it up. I just didn't!! I have no willpower!!! Grr!!

I did workout yesterday. I ran/ walked with my daughter. We are going to do that 3 times a week. She wants to make the Soccer team at the Middle School and try outs are in February. She needs to be able to run non-stop by then. I need to be a lot thinner by then. So it's a win/ win situation.

I checked yesterday and saw that I had several streaks going. FINALLY! You gotta love a streak!! I'm streaking on water, fitness minutes, spinning the spark wheel...It's good to not seeing a big FAIL on that page. emoticon

Not sure what today's workout will be. I am sore from running, but it is a good sore. I hate this cold weather! I hate to get out in it. It makes me want to hibernate...LITERALLY!

Josh and my son Devin went deer hunting this morning. I hope they stay safe. Devin got to play hooky to go....Lucky kid!

Well off to my day! I am going to make it a good one!!

  
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NELLIEC 11/14/2012 4:37PM

    I do know the feeling of wanting to hibernate if it is really cold!

As for your goals, they sound good. Keep working at them and pretty soon all of them will be working for you!

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RAYLIENET 11/14/2012 9:50AM

    Good luck, I'm sure you will have no problems sticking to your goals, you can do it!

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Back to streaking....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Here are my goals for the week.

Goal #1: LOSE 2 pounds.
Goal#2: 7 days of logging in and spinning the sparkwheel. 1/7
Goal#3: 7 days of logging my food. 1/7. I did not log ALL my food yesterday. :(
Goal#4: 7 days of drinking all my water and limiting my caffeine intake to one caffeinated beverage a day. No soda. Just Crystal light energy. 1/7.
Goal#5: Weigh daily (Average my weight at end of weeK.) 1/7
Goal#6: Complete 7 days of exercise for 10 minutes, 5 days 30 mins. I did 30 mins of movement yesterday. So 1/7.
Goal#7: Complete week #1 of the Jumpstart your fitness challenge.
Goal#8: Review these goals daily. 1/7. :)

I also want to get a big dent knocked in this laundry, get Christmas decorations put up, and run later.

I ordered some new running shoes off of ebay. I usually buy Asics Gel Nimbus or Gel Blur. They are not my typical $100 pair so I am hoping they will get me through Christmas. They are called Asics Gel Arianna. Never tried them. Hope they will be okay.

Well off to get the dishes and laundry started and my breakfast cooked.

  
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GOODGETNBETR 11/13/2012 9:23AM

    emoticon with new kicks and goals.

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THRIVE2DAY 11/13/2012 9:01AM

    emoticon Sounds like a great plan. emoticon emoticon

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THEEXERCISER 11/13/2012 8:39AM

    Great goals and luck with them!

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Shopping misery

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Well, my two meals yesterday were both eaten out, so I am sure the results of that are not good. I haven't weighed yet, but will shortly. :) I skipped church this morning to workout, get the Halloween decorations down and get the Christmas ones up. I am going for a bike ride in a few minutes. Then to get laundry done and get these Halloween decorations down.

Went shopping last night and struggled to find a hoodie/ jacket that I can wear to workout in when it is cold. I tried on an underarmour one that was waterproof. It didn't give at all, and I didn't like that feeling, so I tried on the Men's size and had the same effect. I ended up buying a men's livestrong hoodie. It was black and had pink writing across the chest...so it looks like a womens. I just wish I could wear the skinnny, fitted shirts that normal size women get to wear. I wanna dress like a girl dang it!! Lol!!

Goals for today
Log all my food
Workout

  
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NELLIEC 11/11/2012 4:53PM

    It sounds like you have good goals!

I don't wear hoodies because they pull on my hair (which is long) and drive me cuckoo. And I wear my hair long because when it is short the ends tickle my face and also drive me cuckoo!

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Streakin' Day 1

Monday, October 29, 2012

I have set my goals and have every intention of sticking with this. Here is the review of the goals I set for this week.

Goal #1: LOSE 2 pounds. DONE. When I logged in this morning I weighed in 2 pounds down. I guess the hit n' miss dieting I did last week helped. However, I have to maintain it as I weigh in DAILY and average my weight. 6 more days to go.
Goal#2: 7 days of logging in and spinning the sparkwheel. 1/7
Goal#3: 7 days of logging my food. 1/7. I went over my calories by 8 calories. I count that as a win.
Goal#4: 7 days of drinking all my water and limiting my caffeine intake to one caffeinated beverage a day. No soda. Just Crystal light energy. 1/7. I drank 15 glasses of water today thanks to my Mexican lunch. I did drink more than one Crystal Light Energy though. So maybe that is half a win?
Goal#5: Weigh daily (Average my weight at end of weeK.) 1/7
Goal#6: Complete 7 days of exercise for 10 minutes, 5 days 30 mins. I did 27 mins of movement today. So 1/7.
Goal#7: Complete week #1 of the Jumpstart your fitness challenge. Did not get done today, but will catch up tomorrow.
Goal#8: Review these goals daily. 1/7. :)

This weeks weigh in log:
Starting weight 221
Sunday: 219 -2 pounds
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:

Sundays goals were:
1. Weigh in DONE.
2. Make my protein smoothie Not done. Ran late and drank hot chocolate at church instead.
3. workout DONE.
4. Log in & share DONE.

So , Overall a pretty good day. :) I am planning on staying up late to clean and catch up laundry. No work tomorrow so I am determined to get some of this stuff done.

GOALS For Monday are:

1. Weigh in
2. Make Morning Smoothie.
3. Run/ walk 1 mile for the Trick or Trot challenge and record my horrible time. :)
4. Do the video for yesterday and today in the Jumpstart your fitness challenge.
5. Log every bite.
6. Log in and spin sparkpoints wheel
7. Earn enough points for bonus spin.
8. Report back here and share.

Have a great Monday Sparkers!
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SLIMINDOWN31 11/1/2012 12:29AM

    Keep it up!!!!!!!! Great goals and achievement thus far.

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THRIVE2DAY 10/29/2012 8:49AM

    I agree with Julie. Be kind to yourself. Just running /walking is something I cannot do. You should be proud of yourself. I'm a slow walker and am proud every day I try. Congrats on meeting all those goals yesterday! You did great!
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JULIERAE41 10/29/2012 12:39AM

    Run/ walk 1 mile for the Trick or Trot challenge and record my horrible time. :)


Don't be so hard on yourself! Your time is your time and is only horrible if you compare yourself to others! Just doing it is a yahoo! I like your goal setting style but please be nice to yourself. This comes very lovingly from an OCD woman who is very hard on herself and trying to be less self imposing. emoticon

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