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a new week!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

i havent blogged in about a week.

last week was a bad week nutriionally. why oh why do we do this to ourselves??

i was psyched to stay on track but my emotions of a bad day at work or frustrated with my hubby or just a bad day took over. but, i am not giving up the fight.

i am back on track and more motivated than ever.

i am learning from my mistakes and i wont make them again.

i love how eating right feels. i love being a good example of eating healthy. i love how excercising makes me feel.

i am gonna love it even more when my family sees me eating healthy and excersing and my body getting harder and me having more energy.

i love it when i used to run and people would stop me and ask me how i started running.

my current weekly goals for this week

continue my spark running program- currently i am running 1 min and walking 4 for 30 min

and this is a big goal---no sugar and no peanut butter this week!! my husband and son say i cant do this, but i know i can

everyone have a great day!!!

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KOBER9999 6/11/2013 4:34AM

    You have the right mind-set! YOU CAN DO IT!
But, don't just show hubby and son that you can do it...
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JTREMBATH 6/10/2013 2:59PM

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/10/2013 2:22PM

    emoticon emoticon on getting back on track!!! emoticon

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FITMOMMA32 6/10/2013 1:24PM

    Just keep up the good work!I eat peanut butter daily after a hard run.I just dont overdo it(although that can be hard lol)Remember to enjoy your new lifestyle and you will have bad days.When someone tells you,you cant,just know that you can!Reward yourself for any small step that you take to reach your goals.I set big and little goals.Remember that everyone has been at this point one way or another!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/10/2013 1:20PM

    Congrats on pulling yourself back up to keep going! That's awesome.

You will accomplish your goals. I applaud you for giving up the peanut butter. That is my major weakness!

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another epiphany

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

need to do a quick blog before i go to work

over the weekend i was shopping and found a really cute pair of shorts. i wear a 12 or 14 in shorts. however, in shirts, i have faced the fact that i need to go to plus size due to the fact that i am wide.( my dad, God rest is soul, would call me wide clyde).

so as i was looking for a pretty purple top, i couldnt find one. so i started going to other stores. my husband was looking in sears at the tools ( dont all men).

i went in several stores. as i was walking around looking, i noticed myself quickly scanning the area around me like i was worried about something. what could i be worried about.? why was i making sure no one was around? then, it dawned on me. i was worried that my husband was gonna see me looking in plus size clothes. ( he is not aware that i started getting my shirts there).

well, this is stupid , i thought as i was doing this.

this was another epiphany for me.

if i am ashamed of the dept and stores i am going in, that should give me more motivation to do better at my eating and excercising and motivation.

so, i am using this story to help me through the week. i want to get below 190 by sat night. and i want to stay there and not keep bouncing up and down.

unitl tmr, keep sparking

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MACMOM57 6/9/2013 6:42AM

    Great blog.

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HEALTHY4UNI 6/6/2013 1:24AM

    The department you shop in is not as apparent as the body you put your clothing on! So you need to be honest and ask yourself the real question! Are you happy with the idea that you think you need to hide something or do you really need to come to grips with reality! Many time we convince ourselves that if we don't look directly at the truth, it really isn't there! But we know that isn't true! So ask the next question! Who are you fooling! Ones you answer that! You will know what you need to do! Stand in the 360 degree mirror and say to yourself; I am happy with that or I am going to change that! Then after you have made that decision, stick to it and don't let anyone tell you different!

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CANDYCANE2B 6/6/2013 12:10AM

    Woo Hoo Lisa, you're doing GREAT!! I know you'll reach your goals as you are on top of your game!!!

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GUNNY57 6/5/2013 10:12AM

    Don't worry about your hubby knowing what dept you are shopping in. most of us are looking at the 3XL shirts ourselves. you might be surprised how much it would NOT bother him.

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/5/2013 8:55AM

    Good for you! Great motivation to keep that spark lit. You can do this! emoticon emoticon

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WIGIME 6/5/2013 7:07AM

    Good motivator and something to keep in mind.

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MOBYCARP 6/4/2013 5:25PM

    The truth is, most guys don't know or care what women's clothing sizes mean. Whether you're in plus sizes or standard sizes or missy sizes or tent and awning sizes, your husband won't know. He'll see *you*, not what department you shopped in.

Now, if you want to use the plus size thing as motivation, and it works for you, that's good. Just remember it's a girl thing. Your husband won't know or care, unless you take the time to force him to learn about it.

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DEBBYFROMMT 6/4/2013 4:38PM

    Wow, what a way to use your epiphany. But you shouldn't be ashamed of looking for clothes that fit well. The better you feel about yourself the better care you will take!

Keep it up! We're all here with you! You can do it!

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MRSRIGS1 6/4/2013 2:16PM

    emoticon It's great when we can see things clearly! Good for you for writing your feelings down and thank you for sharing them with us!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/4/2013 2:04PM

    Awesome! You really can do this and make it last! I know it

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 6/4/2013 1:45PM

    wide clyde - oh, dear! emoticon
what a great lesson you've learned from a simple (or not so simple) shopping trip. good for you for stopping to recognize where your feelings were coming from. good lesson for all of us, really.

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another lesson learned in eating

Sunday, June 02, 2013

i have several things to blog about. thats one for today and one for tomorrow . i find myself getting hooked on this sight. when something happens or i have a thought , i think about blogging and sharing it with my spark friends

i had an epitamy. this is my weigh loss journey. i can join 100's of gyms and weight loss places. but until i figure out what works for me and i do it, nothing else will work. weight watchers can tell me to eat so many points, ymca can tell me what workouts to do, people can tell me things and give me advice but i have to get it within myself. i have to personalize it and apply it to myself

how did i come to this realization?

i did so well last week at sticking with my program. limited my nighttime eating. i am finding out that everytime i have italian food, i gain 3 lbs. i stuck with my program and got it all off last week.

so i was determined to not consume italian this weekend. and i did not. but i still got a little frivolous with my calories and after doing good all day on sat, i had 2 donuts, a poptart and 2 slices cheese.

pretty stupid, huh?

but this is a learning process.

so now, i got on scale and gained 2 lbs. i know some of it is water cause no way did i consume 7,0000 calories.

but still, another lesson learned. i must track everything all the time even on weekends and dont give myself too much extra rope.

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 6/3/2013 12:56PM

    I'm with the others - sodium has to be a factor - when my sodium is high all week I gain, even when my calories are nearly always in range.

Good for you for looking at the situation and deciding to make changes - it's hard to get it all figured out but we'll get there eventually.

(and yes, SP is addictive!!)

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CANDOK1260 6/3/2013 12:04PM

    i understand i am learning the same things it got to come from you and watch the sodium

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MOBYCARP 6/2/2013 8:57PM

    Yes, tracking is a key. If you don't know what you're eating, you don't know how to try to change it.

Don't beat yourself up too bad about the donuts. Many of us didn't transform from eating lots of junk to eating lots of healthy food overnight. Start with tracking, and make whatever small positive changes you can. Over time, as the small changes become your new normal, other small changes will become possible. The sum of many small changes over the course of a year can be a massive change in how you eat; but trying to make that massive change all at once is unlikely to succeed.

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RFJSJ50 6/2/2013 8:29PM

    The food you ate has actual weight and cheese is usually high in sodium so that could account for your 2 pounds.
Like you said, this is our own personal learning experience and we each need to find what works best for us.
I love the sharing that takes place on Spark - always learning about new things to try and to adapt to fit my needs.

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CANDYCANE2B 6/2/2013 6:56PM

    Oh, this has been me for the last two days!!! I got so sick and hungry for REAL food on this South Beach diet, I just blew it yesterday and some of today! Plus I'm getting nervous with all I still have to do before my dd's wedding on the 8th!

Thanks Lisa for posting this! You have greatly encouraged me today!!!!


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FITMOMMA32 6/2/2013 6:38PM

    No one's eating habits are 100%...I totally blew my eating today for sure lol.Yes I do enjoy my snacks and sinful desserts lol...we are only human.Do the best that you can do and always set a new goal for yourself.If weekends weak havoc on your eating plans,dont sweat it.Learn what your triggers are and accept them and find a way to not overdo it.You will find a process that works for you....Keep up the good work.Remember one or two bad meals/snacks will not put on the weight,just like a few good ones wont make you lose it overnight.Just keep working it and you will meet your goal.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/2/2013 4:54PM

    You are learning your balance! I'm confident you can do this.

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/2/2013 4:53PM

    I decided not to long after joining SP for the second time that I was going to track all nutrition every meal every day even if I went over. I also made peace with the fact that if I have to track for the rest of my life I am good with it because I need the accountability that results from it.

I see nothing stupid about a learning process because we are all figuring out what works for us and when something is no longer working we need to re-visit the process and find something new. It's all good!

Moderation, not deprivation - next time you'll choose 1 of the treats and a 1-ounce portion of cheese. Or, you can always do halfsies (half of the treat)!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/2/2013 4:21PM

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DALID414 6/2/2013 4:19PM

    You'll find your weekend balance. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 6/2/2013 4:03PM

    Oneday at a time! We are I'm this for the whole journey and we will learn with each passing day. emoticon emoticon

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CASSCOTT70 6/2/2013 3:54PM

  Yeah, the weekends catches me too...sometimes I just challenge myself to try harder, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

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things that make me smile

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

-spending time with my mom who is 76

having coffee with my husband- he makes me laugh

walking my shih tzu, luci

watching my moms 3 shih tzus play with each other in the yard- this is a big one. i love love this

friday at 10 pm knowing that in 30 min it will be the weekend

meditating on how good God is to me

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BESCATS 5/30/2013 2:00PM

    That's a great list. Especially, love the first one. emoticon

Enjoy your weekend.

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CANDOK1260 5/30/2013 1:00PM

    emoticon for sharing this great blog

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DALID414 5/30/2013 12:36AM

    Your list made me smile. emoticon

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CANDYCANE2B 5/30/2013 12:16AM

    I just LOVED your blog, Lisa! Cherish those moments with your mom, mine passed away a few years ago!!! God is GOOD isn't He?!!! He's in control no matter what goes on in our lives!

I also love watching my sons two dogs and our dog play together, it's hilarious!!!

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KONOHA-NIN 5/30/2013 12:08AM

    Love this - it made me smile. Hope you're having a good week! emoticon

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10 things my future self would say

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

these are my ten things that my future self would be saying about reaching my goal

1.i am so glad i stuck with my running and weight lifting? when i started weight lifting, it really helped my running to be better. and that in return, helped me to eat right. that is just what sparking is about

2. i feel so positive and self empowering. like i can do anything

3. i am so glad that spark guy made this incredible weight loss web sit-spark people

4. my numbers at the dr are finally good. my cholesteral is down, i am off my blood pressure meds too

5. i have so much energy all day long

6. i love to go shopping. i even go to resale stores cause so many clothes fit me and look good on me

7. i love inspiring other people and helping them reach there goals

8. losing weight finally gave me the confidence to do so many other things, like getting that motorcycle and ziplining

9. i finally look good in a bathing suit

10. i love dressing up and going to church and dressing up to go out to eat. i used to wear jeans and t shirts all the time. no more!!!

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JENNIFERKCM 5/25/2013 8:33AM

    I think it is great you a keeping your eye on the prize and boosting your motivation.

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/23/2013 6:25PM

    emoticon blog and list! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LRSILVER 5/23/2013 4:52AM

    You are doing great.

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CANDYCANE2B 5/23/2013 12:48AM

    You're doing so good, Lisa! I LOVE your blog!!! It's exciting to see what each other's write to their future-self! When we look at it that way, we can see so many positive things in our lives that don't reflect on the scale!!!

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WINTERRAIN 5/22/2013 10:41PM

    I love this blog!

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    I am glad you did this blog your way!


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RFJSJ50 5/22/2013 8:15PM

    emoticon Good for you!

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CHERYL_ANNE 5/22/2013 7:44PM

    Sounds great!

How about 10 positive things (or even 5) that you could say to yourself right now?


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MILLIE5522 5/22/2013 5:50PM

    Great list! emoticon

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CANDOK1260 5/22/2013 5:26PM

    emoticon for sharing

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DALID414 5/22/2013 3:16PM

    Great things await you.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/22/2013 3:07PM

    So much to look forward to. Remember to celebrate all the victories along the way.

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MATTEROFHEART 5/22/2013 1:51PM

    Great list!!!

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