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finally, on track for good

Sunday, January 13, 2013

got my treadmill put together today. i also lay some tiles on floor. i need to get 5 more packages of tile, my excercise bench. and a bigger mirror. some of other smaller items also. so excited about my new workout room

so far, i have stayed on track. only had 1/2 of a donut for sweets. the true test is tonigt it is like i sleep walk. i am almost asleep, i wake up and go get something fattening. it can even be a few slices of bread. but it is really derailing me. this has got to stop.

tmr fitness is gonna be c25k day 2, a spark people ball workout, and if i have time 30 day shred.

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JSTETSER 1/25/2013 4:33PM

Go Girl, Go!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 1/15/2013 8:59PM

    That's fantastic! Your own exercise room! It's bound to help you a lot! emoticon emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 1/14/2013 7:40PM

    That's awesome. Enjoy your workout room!

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JUSTLLAMA 1/14/2013 9:07AM

    I can't wait to see pictures of the finished product!

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BLUEFISH1881 1/14/2013 12:38AM

    I hope you enjoy your exercise room. I do my training at home and love it.


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MIRAGE727 1/13/2013 11:21PM

    Stay strong, focused, and be well!

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JMARIES51 1/13/2013 10:01PM

    An exercise room is wonderful.
Hey, have you tried saving some extra calories to eat before you go to bed? I used to be a night eater. I would wake up and feel like I couldn't get back to sleep without having something to eat. Then I would binge in the night. So then I started saving enough calories to have something really good before I went to bed. I find that high protein seems to stay with me and help me get to sleep and stay asleep. Or nuts also helps. One of my favorite things is to eat a protein bar, like a dark chocolate almond zone bar. That seems to be perfect. It soothes my sweet tooth, chocolate craving, and it is protein, and it has nuts..... and it fills me up enough to take away the craving food at night. Now after several months of doing this I am now experimenting with not eating at night. Some days I am doing good, some days, not, but I don't feel so desperate anymore.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/13/2013 9:37PM

    Sounds wonderful! I hope you get everything done the way you want it!

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a new day, a new opportunity

Friday, January 11, 2013

i am trying to wean myself off my ambien. slept without one last nite. of course, i had a xanax instead. but hey, i was taking both. i have had a lot of issues with different things since my sister died. but that is another blog.

today, i want to say that i joined planet fitness. i even excercised for 45 min. id 30 min on arc trainer and started my couch to 5k i will be putting my treadmill together this weekend. and i am going to start my weight training. i got an excercise ball for christmas. i am going to do that and jillian michael shred.

i have my meals planned out for today. i have to get my nighttime snacks in order. i go way way overboard at night. i have discovered that the more active i am with spark people, the better i do. there is never a lack of anything to do on this site. message boards, blogs, private spark teams, articles, and so much more.

well, time for work, my dinner tonite is tilapia parmesan, green beans and quinoa. i just cant wait to eat it.

my spark teams that i need to active in again

sweet tooth challenge
aspire and inspire
january challenge
biggest loser challeng

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SWDESERTLOVER 1/12/2013 12:31PM

    Sounds like a plan to me! And, dinner sounds awesome emoticon


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CHANGING-TURTLE 1/11/2013 9:19PM

    emoticon emoticon Great start on your exercising

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/11/2013 6:07PM

    WOOHOO! Great start to the year.

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/11/2013 3:41PM

    Good for you! I did the couch to 5K (C25K) twice! I have found that when I exercise hard, I sleep much better. I hope you do too!

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PURPLE180 1/11/2013 2:47PM

    emoticon emoticon just take it 1 step at a time. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/11/2013 2:31PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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MICHIGANLORI 1/11/2013 1:52PM

    Good luck with the ambien weaning.

Awesome you joined PF. I'm also a member. The only problem I have with PF is: 1st Monday of the month is PIZZA day and 2nd Tuesday is BAGEL day. Grrrrr!

You need to try out the Arc Trainer. I call it the torture trainer. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/11/2013 1:51PM

    Ambien has been in the news the last couple of days on the radio. The topic is that they are going to recommend that women take
half the dosage since they metabolize it
more slowly. They are seeing a lot of
negative effects from women on Ambien.
I think you are smart to wean yourself off
of anything you can, and be patient as it
takes awhile to completely get out of the

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fitness resolutions for 2013- among other things

Sunday, December 30, 2012

so it is time to post some fitness resolutions for the following year i am not gonna say that i will be at my goal weight-even tho it is only 30-40 lbs. i am gonna say that i have some fitness goals and a few other goals that i am gonna concentrate on

--do some form of excercise every day for at least 10 min.

--go through couch to 5k again and really concentrate on getting it done.

--go through 30 day shred

--pray and read bible every day

--go to church every sunday

--get sugar out of my system so i will fell better and my cholesterol will go down.

this is the year that i am gonna really concentrate on being healthy. i have no choice. i know how good it feels to eat right and excercise, i am just not consisent with it.

i think i am gonna even sign up for a wellness coach at the ymca again. even tho i have stiffed her several times in the past. this time i am ready to give it my all

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RFJSJ50 1/6/2013 12:15AM

    Your goals are realistic and show your desire for a balance in your life. Stay focused, determined, and positive and you will accomplish them.

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CANDOK1260 1/5/2013 5:55AM

    great blog great choices
Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
- William Arthur Ward
here to a healthy new year emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/31/2012 9:47AM

    Sounds like a plan! I'm proud of you!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/31/2012 3:42AM

    Sounds like you have some great goals for the New Year.

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ERCELLAJS 12/30/2012 10:44PM

    emoticon I think that you have set good and attainable goals. Your emoticon will help too.

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focusing on positive things- harder than i thought

Thursday, December 20, 2012

my challenge today is to focus on 3 positive things that i have done. wow this is harder than i thought

1. even tho i dont feel like, i put up more christmas decorations.

2. i called about the overcharge for mikey. my son is 24 and i should have made him do it, but i like doing stuff like that and trying to teach him the importance of not believing every bill you get

3. swept the floor before i went to work

4. gonna wear my santa hat to work. last day for 12 days

these are real challenges for me due to the fact that my sister died a week before thanksgiving and i am in no mood for christmas. its a bad time anyway cause my dad die 4 years ago on christmas eve.

i am being laid off for 12 days until jan 2. work is slow. i see that as bad but i am gonna turn it around and get some things done that i have been putting off, get my excercise schedule on track, and spend time with my mom and sister.

so these are my positive things for today. might not be much to others, but to me, it is big.

since my day is really just starting, i will hopefully have more.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/27/2012 4:38PM

    I hope you had a fun positive Christmas. The first Christmas without your sister is the hardest, at least it was for me, but... it still leaves a bit of a hole. Hmm... maybe that's why I eat more of the unhealthier goodies during this time of year. Something I hadn't associated with the season. I still miss my sister and she died back in 1971. **HUGS**

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AMALIA8 12/20/2012 11:18PM

    I think those are great things to be positive about. I find that sometimes you have to force yourself to see the positive in things for awhile before it becomes automatic. Keep up the amazing work!

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ANYVAR54 12/20/2012 5:02PM

    I just met you and I am glad to see that you are making efforts to be positive. It is especially difficult when we are dealing with hard things in our lives, but also essential to keep going.
I am so sorry to hear that your sister died just before Thanksgiving, and that your dad died on Christmas eve just 4 years ago. I will be praying for you. May God bless you with peace during the next 12 days, and give you positive time with your Mom and other sister.
Ravyna from Christian Women with Depression team.

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MIRAGE727 12/20/2012 3:22PM

    I saw Debby's 3 and the fact that she got this from you! Positive waves goood!

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CATBEFIT 12/20/2012 2:40PM

    Good for you!! Keep on keeping on.

I think it is a great idea to use the time off from work to do poisitive things for yourself (exercise) and to be with your family. Looking at it that way turns it into a blessing of time, that otherwise you would not have.


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BIGPAWSUP 12/20/2012 1:43PM

    Hey, you are getting through. Congrats on the positive!

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/20/2012 1:39PM

    Wow, that's a lot more than just 3! That is a good idea of coming up with 3 positive things!

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positive changes

Friday, December 14, 2012

how do people stay motivated for the long haul? i read blogs of people that lose a lot of weight and i just cant figure out how they motivate themselves on a daily basis.

i guess to start out, i am gonna concentrate of the way i feel after i eat certain foods. the effect these foods have on my energy level. that way, instead of telling myself that i have to eat this or that cause i am suppose to, i can say, i eat that cause it makes me feel better.

i will also concentrate on positive things that happen to me on a daily basis. the smallest of things, i will take note of and blog about it. i am having problems with self esteem right now, so this will help me.

i will blog every evening about the days events. the foods i ate and positive things. maybe i should keep a little journal during day so i dont forget anything

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/17/2012 4:24PM

    It is tough to stay committed to healthy changes, especially if those around you aren't embracing it to the extent you want to. It is tough to do it day in and out with never a falter. No one is perfect. I too have trouble with the consistency that is needed to make this a habit. Focusing on the positives has helped me. I've also started phrasing my goals in a positive statement so instead of I will not drink soda, my mantra (when I stopped drinking all sodas including diet) back in 2009 was "I am/will be soda free today." I've only had one soda in the past year and that was a specialty microbrewery root beer. I have lost the craving. I also figured out that I was missing the fizzy feeling on my throat rather than the caffeine buzz. So I switched to unsweetened iced tea and then after I got used to less sweet drinks to carbonated/soda water.

Doing both really makes it easier to focus and stay positive.

Good luck!

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/15/2012 8:34PM

    For some reason I had no problems staying focused and motivated while I was losing weight. But now that I'm maintaining, it's not so easy. I still have to record my nutrition and weigh every week. It is a life long thing, but I feel sooooo much better. It really is worth it.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/15/2012 7:10PM

    Everyone has off days, the key is to snap yourself back. Keeping a notebook of good things through-out the day is a great idea. You can do this.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 12/15/2012 3:52PM

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MIRAGE727 12/15/2012 2:03PM

    I have no problem saying It's simple for me. I embrace a lifestyle all day, every day, 24/7! I always thought this was the goal. I don't believe in BS diets. I stay motivated by focusing on my Wife and Granddaughter. I want to LIVE as long as I can to be with them. I can't see how anyone can fail if they focus on priorities and live healthy. I preach tough love here because time is precious!

I always tell my SparkFriends and Teammates, "Stay strong and stay focused!"
You have to rise about it all. I feel this way because I wasted 40 years spending too much time coming up with lame excuses. Now, I surround my self with positives and embrace challenge.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/15/2012 11:52AM

  We are here to help one another to stay motivated and encouraged to keep on going with each new day that is given to us as a gift from above.

Don't look back just keep on going forward one step at a time and one day at a time knowing you are acheiving your goals you have set just by remaining steadfast and consistant in your daily newly formed healthy habits of living. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATBEFIT 12/15/2012 9:50AM

    I like Rooster's advice. Which is sort of what you are setting out to do. Focus on what is good for you, and what you are doing that is good for you -- instead of what you're not doing or what you're eating that you "shouldn't".

I started out with only three habits to work on. Drinking more water, walking six days a week, and avoiding fast food. Those were not hard things to do, but I had to focus to make them habits. The walking made me feel better about myself, and I seemed to naturally add more healthy eating without a lot of "goals" or focus. Just a reinforcing desire to continue on the healthy path.

I seriously believe exercise (even moderate) is such a mood elevator -- so even when I am indulging in food, I try to keep up the exercise, as it pulls up my mood and keeps me wanting to come back to healthy eating.

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BECKYSFRIEND 12/15/2012 9:06AM

    small goals-one day at a time

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POOKASLUAGH 12/15/2012 9:03AM

    Motivation has nothing to do with it. It's all about determination. You don't have to stay motivated to go to work every day, do you? You know it's something you HAVE to do, so you do it, even when you don't want to. Weight loss in the longterm is the same way. You have to do it, period. I haven't been motivated for a very long time, and yet I keep going, because I WILL get there in the end.

It also helps if you take it slow and set reasonable goals, and allow this process to take time. It sucks to take time, but the process itself is easier that way, and you're much less likely to have to do it again.

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JANET552 12/15/2012 6:22AM

    I think you have to set yourself up for success. It's about building healthy habits. Two things that have really helped me is drinking water and eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies every day. Both seemed hard at first but now I can't imaging not doing them.

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CHICCHANTAL 12/15/2012 4:51AM

    I've been sparking for six months now, not the long haul yet, that will be next year, but one thing I say is that it's ok to have a splurge occasionally, just don't make it continuous.

Once I accepted that, I found it easier to contemplate sparking long term.

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WALLAHALLA 12/15/2012 12:19AM

    I set small goals to celebrate, so that I have a sense of accomplishment. It makes me focus on my successes instead of on how far I have to go.

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ROOSTER72 12/15/2012 12:15AM

    I'm not sure it is about motivation.
I think it is about building healthy habits.

I try to think about positive changes more than negative changes
I drink at least 8 cups of water every day, rather than I never drink soda
I half fill my plate with vegetables and fruit - rather than I must cut back on my carbs

My advice is always to add one healthy habit at a time, gradually. Once it becomes a habit, look at adding another.

Good luck - and thanks for the friend add

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JANETTEB553 12/14/2012 11:44PM

    I dont know.... emoticon

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