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01/21 Walking to the finish line one step at a time.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

emoticon Ok so today was weigh in day. I stayed the same this week. Though this is also the day I will take measurements so there is a chance for change. My clothes are feeling looser and i'm feeling better about myself. Seems I missed a whole year of that feeling. I just kinda skipped through the last year. Oh I came here daily but did I really work towards any of my goals. I don't believe so as I'm now ten pounds from my goal when I was a mere two last year. So this time i'm walking to the finish line. I'm happy that I stayed the same this week. So much better than a gain. Gives me a boost for next week. Now I will move a bit more.

Me and two friends and my daughter signed up for the "scale back Alabama" that begins here in alabama today. we will go for our weigh in this week. we had to come up with a team name and we are still tossing those back and forth....the fabulous fatties so far has it but that is not at all flattering. My daughter came up with on last night "women of a larger variety" that one is much better. So I will run it by the other ladies. Our goal is ten pounds. They are hoping that with the first ten people will continue with their goals and get healthy. Alabama is one of the fattest states and the health concerns are many. If you have something like this in your state I strongly recommend you give it a go. I mean we are already doing this so why not try to win prizes in the process. and a little good competition never hurt anyone.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/22/2012 2:37PM

    Good luck to you guys! Hmmm..fabulous fatties? that made me laugh. No, not that flattering that one! ha!


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KRICKET4 1/21/2012 10:15PM

    A little competition can be a great motivator!
Good luck with your challenge.

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Week two and a slight glitch

Saturday, January 14, 2012

emoticonOops im embarrassed. I had a slight gain this week. I'm really only up 0.2 so basically I stayed the same. Last week I thought I had shown the new year what for and it showed me not to get to cocky. I did what I should of but really I could of moved more. I got my goal for the week in my exercise calories burned but that was it. The minimum. Food wise I did good and that is my story and i'm sticking to it.

I have decided to get back to walking. I have not done that in a while. Ok a longggggg while. So to my goals page I added to walk twice a week. Lets see how I do with ;that and then move forward. I used to walk at lunch daily and never missed a day but i've slacked. I also walked with my dogs whom love it but again i've gotten lazy. I guess when I was just gaining and gaining I figured why bother. Well i'm worth the bother. So i'm armed with my pedometer and i'm ready to move it forward. Next week people I will have a loss to share. No more excuses.

So remember "choices" it is all about "choices".

Michelle. emoticon

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/22/2012 2:34PM

    You can do it Michelle! Just hang in there and keep on walking!!


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KRICKET4 1/14/2012 12:14PM

    Love your profile picture.

Don't be embarrassed, just move on. It's a new day, a new week.
Seems like you did a lot better when you followed your lunchtime walking routine.

Awaiting your positive news next Saturday.

You CAN do this!!!

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SHERYLDS 1/14/2012 10:22AM

    “Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” ~H. L. Hunt

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SAFARIBABE 1/14/2012 9:44AM

    I spend at least an hour a day in the gym 5-6 days a week on the stationary bike or running on the treadmill. But for me the best exercise and the one I love most is just simple walking. Last weekend we had some surprisingly warm weather for January so I walked 2.5+ miles down to the green market. It's great just being outside and feeling the sun on your face as your actually doing something good for yourself! I think your plan is awesome and I wish you all the best with it!!

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I showed this new year what for

Saturday, January 07, 2012

I did it. I had a loss on the first week of the New Year. 1.4 emoticon to be exact. Oh what a wonderful feeling to finally step on those scales and see a loss. Next week one more. I am taking this year one pound at a time. You can't race to the end and see results so why not just take it slow and steady and keep those results. So that is what i'm doing.

Work was crazy with all the overtime, new insurances, and new year new month. So I missed my exercise two days in a row. I just tried to pick up and do what I could the days I did get my workout in. I want to begin walking at work again I just haven't yet. But this week I think I will take two days and get that done. No sense saying i'm going to do it five days because that will not happen. So baby steps to the finish line.

Ok. this new year is off to a wonderful start. Now to bring in week two with a bit of flair.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/8/2012 1:07AM

    Yay Michelle!! I'm so proud of you!!! Keep going, you can do this!

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JUSTCHELLE75 1/7/2012 5:50PM

    Wtg micelle

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TERESA6262 1/7/2012 2:00PM

    Michelle, you're so amazing! Still here...still at it..... 2012, you'd better watch it!

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Teresa

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 1/7/2012 12:00PM

    Woo hoo! That is all we need is one pound at a time

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CRAZYWOMAN10 1/7/2012 11:38AM

    Little steps is key...Less pressure on yourself is key...this is what I am trying to repeat to myself as well. Stay Strong!

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KRICKET4 1/7/2012 10:45AM

    Congratulations! Great way to start the new year. You've got the right attitude (finally... ;)). Go get'r done. This is your year my friend. Leap year, too. That's got to be special.
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SARASMILING 1/7/2012 7:03AM

    Yay! Congratulations!!

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The week just kinda slipped away

Thursday, January 05, 2012

It is funny or well maybe it isn't. I began this new journey yet again on my fourth sparkaversary. I have never quit on spark but I feel sometimes I may have quit on myself. So I finally had the aha moment that we all get the New Year and I began fresh. Well that lasted a few days. Then my hubby in all his wisdom gets two large pizzas. Well since my brother in law is now a tenant with us for a bit I guess that was his way of fixing dinner. But let me tell ya a secret....pizza is my downfall. I can't eat just one. Slice that is. I had three. Ok I journaled it and I moved forward. To the next day....m+m's, crackers, and then when I got home two more slices of that wonderful mouth watering pizza. So what did I learn from all this? I can't be trusted around pizza, snacks, or crackers. Ok, I maybe can if my mind is where it should be. But as I said we have a new tenant for a while and it has thrown my body into a tizzy. So I have told all about my new plan for the next week, I asked what foods he eats and made a shopping list for new and healthy foods.

I haven't given up on my goals. Yeah they change from day to day or week to week depending. But I have never really given up on me. I may have just shelved them for a bit. So as I leave you today as I have spilled my guts and left me accountable to me I begin to work on me and what it is that I need to do for me. It all comes back to choices and the choices I make for myself.



Michelle.

  
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IUHRYTR 1/5/2012 11:26PM

    At 280 calories per slice of local pepperoni pizza, I also need to be careful when I do splurge and get one every few months and track each slice over the couple of days it takes to eat it all. Adds up fast. But then I don't crave it again for several months so I guess as long as we account for it in our daily calorie range and get some extra exercise in we can offset it somewhat. You think? emoticon -- Lou

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SHERYLDS 1/5/2012 10:10AM

    as a carboholic...I sympathize.
Funny though ... I've been watching a lot of Korean Dramas and that culture has a totally different way of eating I wouldn't mind adapting. Lots of little veggie dishes, with soup and a bowl of rice. they look down on ramen (rice is more upscale to them) and meat/chicken is usually a garnish. They also wrap their food in lettuce leaves versus bread stuffs. And naturally their portion sizes are much smaller than ours. ... it's interesting

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01/01/2012 Happy New Year

Sunday, January 01, 2012

"If it is to be it is up to me" that is my motto for this coming year in all that I do. I have set my goals- One pound, one day at a time- and i'm all set to begin. No whining, no poor me for not reaching goal last year, no why oh why. This is a new year filled with new promise. I intend to see it through and give it my all this year. The time has come to get to work and enjoy my goals and winnings. So i'm all set.

Let this be your new you year. All it takes its determination, a bit of movement, a few goals, and a set finish date. So come on and lets make this the best New Year yet.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/4/2012 9:57AM

    We will do it!! I'm cheering for you and I know you will succeed. You've accomplished soo much already! Just remember to celebrate ALL your successes, not just the ones involving a number on the hated scale! :)

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 1/3/2012 2:42PM

    It's ON!!!!!!! As they say in the black eye peas. We got dat boom boom pow!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/1/2012 9:58PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 1/1/2012 8:49PM

    Wishing you much success in reaching your goal, one pound at a time. emoticon -- Lou

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AMBERZADE 1/1/2012 7:57PM

    Great attitude!!

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KRICKET4 1/1/2012 12:54PM

    Happy New Year!

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