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If not now. when????

Friday, July 25, 2014

If not now when? This quote was on a post from Spark sent to my email this morning. Great question for me.

I seem to have lost my way over and over again on this journey. Why? Just pure laziness on my part. I say laziness because it is so much easier to just grab and go then to really plan and think it through. I have written about this over and over again. So If I know what the problem is why aren't I doing something about it?

Welllllllllll. what had happened was...............ok no excuses. From here on out it is just solutions. I can make this work to satisfy me. This is my journey. Not anyone elses and I don't have to follow in their foot steps. I can make my own way. I have choices in this journey. MY choices. So I choose to be a better me. Not just in the kitchen but all over. I will get my workouts in. I will choose to eat better. I will have one diet coke daily and I will get my waters in. I know I've said this before but this time I mean it.

My weight is 155.8 last weigh in. I opted out of this week as it is my TOM and we all know that means a two pound gain automatically. But that gives me till next Friday to see a bit of change. If I can do one week I can do two.


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RIDLEYRIDER 7/25/2014 8:02AM

  There is no one more important than yourself to do this for....never, never, never give up!

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WDIPIM 7/25/2014 7:12AM

  Yes you can.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The rest of your life begins right now. Ready, set, go!

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

I need to focus on me more and the whole weight loss thing less. No I don't mean to give up all my health for laziness, I guess what I'm trying to say is I am tired of worrying so much about what I eat and what I do, when I really need to focus on how I carry myself, how I feel, and how I really want to look. We can diet anytime but it is a journey that carries us to the top of the mountain. A friend wrote about this in a message this morning. I'm still somewhere near the bottom of the mountain when I'm looking up at the top and wanting so much to be looking down. But in the end it all begins ME. I have the tools, I have the mindset most of the time. So why am I still sitting and looking up? Well I have this thing called "self sabotage" going on. Lose two pounds this week, gain one next week. Yeah I'm still down one but now I have to relose that other one and then some. I don't know why I do it but I can't get my mind in the place it needs to be. I remember being focused, driven, motivated. Now I'm just going through the motions.

I need a aha moment again. My mojo is waning and it is time to work on ME again. So with that said, I'm finishing my week out strong. I may just have a streak going, but I don't want to ruin it by talking about it, so today I'm accountable to me.


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CAKAROO 7/25/2014 6:00AM

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BAMAJAM2 7/24/2014 5:05PM

  Let's finish the week strong together--ok! Each day we have the chance to make healthy choices, and to take the step to achieve our goal. Today I am accountable to me, and I will make choices for good health. Thank you!

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WDIPIM 7/24/2014 7:12AM

  You go girl! I too self sabotage and it is driving me mad. I know what to do, why I need to do it, and I REALLY want to but then I get in a funk and damage all the good I've done. UGH....hang in there, one of these days we'll get it together. God Bless!

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Believe in yourself

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Don't let your fears and insecurities stop you from all that you want to and can achieve!


How often have we set off on our journey and then come to a screeching halt because we just don't think we can do it. I mean the working out, the eating less, the eating differently, or having to cook instead of grab and go, there are so many things we have to do to make this journey our own and to make it work. But what if we put all that aside and just began. I mean just put one foot in front of the other, just got up and walked out the door for a ten minute walk, or to the mail box even, just imagine where you would be in a month or even six. What if you cooked that meal and ate it for two days,...then it would still be grab and go for two days right?

We can do this. It is as easy or as hard as we want to make it. I myself have made it so dang hard for two years now. But so far the last three months I've ended on a loss. Nope I'm not even close to my goal but closer than I was three months ago. Or even yesterday.


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CAKAROO 7/23/2014 5:45AM


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PINKEUROGIRL 7/22/2014 7:16AM

    Wise words!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

When you are through changing, you are through.
- Bruce Barton

Welcome change. Without change, we would always remain caterpillars.
Embrace change. Spread your wings. Fly high and free.

I've been following this journey now for a while. Ok a long while truth be told. But I was stalled. I wasn't moving anywhere. At least anywhere I wanted to stay for long. But for the last three months I've been moving....slowwwwwly....but moving just the same. So change takes time, takes effort, and takes determination. So like the quote says "when your through changing your through" I'm not through by any means but I'm closer today than I was last month.


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KENDRACARROLL 7/20/2014 11:43PM

    I'm glad you're moving again in the right direction. Slow is not a problem as long as you're moving forward.
Wishing you well my friend.

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NANCYPAT1 7/18/2014 8:20AM

    It is awesome that you are moving - change is all of those positive things but it is still very challenging and difficult because we are so often afraid of the unknown.

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NELLJONES 7/18/2014 7:59AM

    Congrats on being closer today than you were last month. That's really the story of any adventure.

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Shaping the new ME

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Each day I wake up with the choice to have a great day or a not so great day. It seems I feel I have more bad days than good. But the truth is I'm harder on myself than I need to be. I'm not doing badly I'm just not doing as good as I could be. So with that said.......

It is time to SHAPE THE NEW ME. I can't begin to tell you how badly I want this. I can tell ya that I have missed the boat on this a lot lately. But somehow I've gotten myself to finally seeing changes again, clothes fitting once again, running on the treadmill again, eating better and planning more. So yup I've had those NSV as well as a few scale ones. Not so many scale ones but all the same I just feel better. So today as I head off to work some more on the ME I want to be I want to say thank you to all my Spark Friends and team mates. Without all of you I don't know if I would of been going at this as long as I have. Seeing your struggles and successes keeps me moving towards my own goals.

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