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Week in review

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Well lets see now this week started off great food wise and exercise wise. But as usual it quickly came to a halt. I had a gain on the scales at my "scale back" weigh in and that made me work harder for about four days. But my goal for the week was to have four good days and so that is success. Now today if I can, nope I can make this a five day week. Better than ever.

My grandmother fell this week and broke her hip, She is out of surgery with a rod and screws, in the nursing home now for 21 days of therapy, and she is doing better than we had hoped. Inspiration? you betcha. She is tough and only taking tylenol 3 for the pain. Huh??? where is her pain meds? But she says she doesn't need it. I want to be just like her when I grow up.

So that is about it in review. slow week but success in some spots. I will proceed on and take this one step at a time.


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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 2/29/2012 9:43AM

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope she continues to heal well.

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SUGARBABY60 2/26/2012 9:29PM

    One of the best ways to have a successful week is to encourage someone else each day. It builds momentum in your own wt loss journey. It is really like encouraging yourself to keep going toward that goal you have set. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KNITTABLES 2/25/2012 12:49PM

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother, wishing her a healthy recovery. Congrat on making it four days, you can make it five. Glad your grandmother is in a rehab place. Wished they put my mom in one instead of sending her home alone. Take care, prayers. Sandra

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CAKAROO 2/25/2012 10:01AM

    hope your grandmother has a quick recovery

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SHERYLDS 2/25/2012 10:01AM

    “You don’t have to be perfect in order to be successful.” ~Anonymous
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I seem to have lost my MOJO

Sunday, February 19, 2012

emoticonI seem to have lost my mojo does anyone know where I may have left it? I mean really folks what is going on inside a persons head that one day you do great and the next it is just the old you coming back with a vengance. I mean really a lot worse than the old you because the new you is obsessed with food.

You know what i'm talking about the new you is eating out of control... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonFoods you never cared for all of a sudden you just have to have them. A serving size what is that all about. One serving of anything means I would have to weigh or measure. I would much rather grab and go.

Well I have had a sudden moment of conscience. I can't stand myself at this moment but not enough to quit. I told my hubby my feelings and his answer...."well stop eating". Ok if it was that simple I would of done that already three years ago and been at goal. Nope it has gone past that. I'm not accountable anylonger.

I remember the joy of the new. Joining spark was such an addiction, I read, learned, studied, gained so much new knowledge. People came to me for ideas and info. Now? I seem to have misplaced that thing called mojo and I can't get at it right now. It is just out of my reach. I would be lying if I told you that I would begin fresh tomorrow. That may or may not happen. I have thought of quitting my leadership role on a couple of teams as I can't even lead myself let alone a whole group of people. But that isn't happening as of yet. I have found I need those teams maybe as much as someone needs me.

So I will end this blog on the note that I will try harder. Harder for myself, my sanity, my future. Because grab and go isn't always the best choice. I need to be aware of what i'm doing and now that my hubby knows I eat in the dark maybe I can come into the light. Admitting you have a problem is the first step right?

Overeaters isn't just a word for overweight people....some of us just hide it better than others.

Michelle. emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 2/29/2012 9:42AM

    Sweetie, I totally know where you are coming from. The last 2 weeks have been like that for me. BUT...we haven't lost our mojo..we just temporarily misplaced it. It's still there, waiting on us to choose to bring it back. Yep, it's hard. Sometimes I'm not sure I can do it, but then I try to remember why I came here in the first place. I remember that I have to put ME first, and if I need to spend more time here, reading and getting motivated, then so be it.
Hang in there, MIchelle. Your determination IS an inspiration, whether you know it or not. Thanks for sticking in here with me.

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CRAZYWOMAN10 2/20/2012 5:04AM

    I seem to be in that same boat with you...and have been there since s*cks...BUT...I know that I will eventually come around...and I think you know it as well...Maybe we need to remind ourselves that we cannot let ourselves destroy all the hardwork weve done up until now :)

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 2/20/2012 3:42AM

    I hear you my friend. I am in the same boat as you are. I hope today's post on our thread might help.
Hang in there Sweetie, cause you are worth it.


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KNITTABLES 2/19/2012 11:08PM

    Hang in there, we have all been through this once or twice. Starting fresh everyday and letting go of yesterdays bad eating is the way to go. Soon you will find that you are back on track and being accountable. You are strong and you will and can do this. Now that you hubby knows as well as all of us. We are here to help.
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OAKSHAVEN 2/19/2012 7:24PM

    I don't know why we do it either, but it certainly happens to me, too. All I can say is: hang in there. I have restarted myself today, after a couple months of just plain not doing It. Join me? emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 2/19/2012 7:02PM

    Wow, there seems a lot of that going around right now.
I'd say 90% of all blogs I read today (and I read many; that's my Sunday pleasure :)), speak of the same thing.

Your hubby's answer is typical male logic and makes me smile.

I've been through stretches like you're going through right now.
Only one thing to do - take it one decision at a time, one day at a time.
You WILL get though this, just hang in there.

I posted a whole bunch of motivational quotes on Dimis' blog this morning. Check it out.

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A funny to share with my spark friends:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Is this not how some of us see the scale? Be honest that isn't always our favorite time of the week.

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KANOE10 2/19/2012 9:06AM

    Love it. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 2/18/2012 2:53PM

    luv it ..... I'm taping mine to the ceiling

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RSWIFE 2/18/2012 1:08PM

    I did that today. I have been avoiding the scale for a couple of months now. Today I got on and saw I gained twelve pounds of the 68 I lost. I felt like crying, but it also gave me a kick in the pants to get started seriously again. The scale is a tool no matter how mean it feels. Love the joke. Thanks for posting.

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JULIEANNCAN 2/18/2012 12:00PM

    Yep, some people do see it that way. Thanks for sharing!

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CRAZYWOMAN10 2/18/2012 11:58AM

    I LOVE IT!

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My valentines

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I wanted to share my valentines gift with my spark friends. When I got home this was waiting for me. Gotta love that man.

Now I have to let you all know we don't usually exchange valentines. I mean I can say I love you any day of the week. So I got him a small box of emoticon and let me tell ya it just didn't compare. We laughed and laughed about how much I loved him. But in truth since we don't do anything I thought I was doing something great. Next year I will get him but good.

I also had my "Scale back Alabama" weigh in and i'm down another pound. That is three so far gone. Funny last year I was just going up and up and three may not seem like a lot to some but to me it is a turning point in my journey.


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KNITTABLES 2/16/2012 2:11AM

    Aw what a sweet man you have. congrats on the weight loss.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 2/15/2012 11:53PM

    Congratulations on another pound gone! yay you!!
what a sweet valentine gesture! :)

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SHERYLDS 2/15/2012 10:13AM

    “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~Fredrick Koeing

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KENDRACARROLL 2/15/2012 10:02AM

    Congratulations on your wonderful man and a pound lost!
What a great Valentine's Day :)

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KANOE10 2/15/2012 6:56AM

    Loved your picture. What a a nice husband. I am glad you had a happy day..Congrats on losing 3 pounds.

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TAMPATINK67 2/15/2012 5:25AM

    Awesome - thanks for sharing!

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Taking chances

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Today i've read blogs and message boards and they all say the same thing....poor me. You know what this is a journey that only ME can take on our own. There is no magic pill, word, exercise, or food that is going to do this for us. We have to have some faith in ourselves and be strong for us. Today is about us. Taking control of what we put in our mouths and taking control over the movement that we make. The time for excuses has come to pass. Now is the time to begin strong and stay strong.

I put this out there because if you bite it write it, hold you accountable to you. If you choose pizza don't pity yourself just move on. Next time choose a salad with that pizza. baby steps is what it is going to take. If you start eating all that is in the pantry, check it out before you eat it ;and decide if that is what you really want to do or is there something else that is needed. Exercise not all that you think it should be? then move more. Put the cart back in the coral at the store, park farther away from the building. drink an extra water or hey quit the diet colas except on occasion. It is all within our grasps, we just have to reach for it.

I write this blog for ME. Not anyone else. I need to know that I have made choices and some not so good but others that were awesome and I followed through. I have slacked on the exercise as I guess I felt it wasn't working for me last year. Was it the exercise or was it ME? that is the question. So i've decided to be honest with myself and so far i've lost 2.4 pounds in two weeks. Nope not a lot but from someone who was going up up up that is awesome. so I tell ya don't give up on ;you. Grab a friend and head for a nice walk.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 2/12/2012 5:00PM

    You are AWESOME my friend.. thanks for writing this!

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KENDRACARROLL 2/9/2012 11:47PM

    Exactly, it's all about us controlling what we can control and not shift blame for those things to somebody else. It's about responsibility and owning up to our choices and decisions.
Congrats on your success. Keep it up!

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SHERYLDS 2/9/2012 9:32AM


So many of us still want to hang on to the old eating habits and expect to magically lose. lala land.

“Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~George Bernard Shaw

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    You are so right, Michelle! I have choices, I have decisions to make and it's up to me whether or not I make the decisions that take me to my goal, or whether I make the decisions that will keep me where I am. Ultimately where I am on this journey is ONLY because of the choices I made.
I kmow we have it in us to succeed..we've succeeded in so many areas and will see this one through too!!!!

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