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5/9 Time.....

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Every day is another chance to turn things around. comes so fast and goes so fast. I have all the time in the world or none of the time in the world depending on how I grab it and go. It is time to grab for what I want and leave the extra behind.

Time to plan
Time to exercise
Time to be me
Time to get it right
Time to set a goal and follow through

Time it always comes back to time. So today I take the time to be healthy for just this one day. After all isn't that all we have....TODAY.

Michelle. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 5/10/2012 10:43PM


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SHERYLDS 5/9/2012 4:27PM

    I always forget....I just have to get thru 1 day at a time

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Continuing~~ 5/6

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

I didn't realize it has been a month since i've bloged. Wow time sure flys when your working hard. I do journal daily for myself. That way I can go back and see where i've been and how far i've gone. Always a good idea to know how far you have traveled on this journey. that way you don't get wrapped up in how far you have yet to, that is all we have.

I have been slowly working on me this past month. Some days better than others but that is how it goes. I start off with good ideas and much ado and then I slack again at the end. But i have a vacation coming in june and i would love to be close to my goal by then. Spark says to set a date and a number. I don't have the number but I have the date. I guess my number if asked would be ten pounds. but at this point in my journey I would love five. This is the first week and i'm down 0.4 so that means I have 9.6 left to go. But that is still down. i forget the positives sometimes and now is the time to focus on those.

So to all out there reading this blog....we have today and that is all we can do at one time. One day at a time and it will get done. So if your like me and on this roller coaster just relax and breath.....just for today do it.


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KNITTABLES 5/6/2012 8:32PM

    Hugs, yes that is all we can do.

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    Your ears must have been ringing - I was just checking your page yesterday to make sure I did not lose my subscription to your blogs. :)

Keep focusing on the positives - 9.6 to go!
You can do this!!!!

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SHERYLDS 5/6/2012 11:51AM

    I've missed you......glad you're back.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 5/6/2012 10:16AM

    emoticon Clapping in advance for all of your future achievements! I am with you till the end! AND THEN SOME

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Tomorrow starts today: 4/8 Easter sunday

Sunday, April 08, 2012

SparkPeople community moderator Denise says:
"Tomorrow" starts today!

I've been telling ;myself I want to get back on track but then something derails me...ME. So as I was going through my spark mail here is this quote. you know what tomorrow does begin today. Today is the day. My sugar has been off its kilter and falling way too easily lately. why? Because i'm not eating like I should and it is beginning to show. My body is more tired of late and that is due to lack of exercise. So all the great things I noticed as I was getting healthy i'm seeing in reverse as I get unhealthy. Coincidence? I think not. I need to get myself back on track for ME and my health. It isn't about what we can't eat or do it is about what I can eat and be. So today I pledge to myself to begin taking better care of myself. Will I lose weight? Well that is to be seen but right now it is more about my health then about the number on the scale. After all isn't that why we are here? For our health.

Is Easter sunday not about rebirth. Well today is my rebirth to health. I need this for me....not to look good but to feel good. The looking good is a wonderful side feature you get.


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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 4/15/2012 8:55AM

    emoticon emoticon

OK now don't make me get in the car! Take care of yourself. That aint nothing to play with. XOXO! Dimi

Remember I do not want to celebrate ALONE! I need you to be celebrating with me!

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CAKAROO 4/9/2012 6:27AM

Hope you had a great Easter

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 4/9/2012 12:10AM

    You can do it, Michelle. You are right...we start focusing on those numbers and how we wish you looked and forget that our health is what is really important here! You know how living a healthier lifestyle makes you feel, and you know how you feel when you don't exercise or eat right. Today is all about choices!!! (yes, back to that word!)
Hang in there, girl, you can do this!!

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KNITTABLES 4/8/2012 8:37PM

    Great Blog, emoticonHappy Easter.

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SHERYLDS 4/8/2012 11:39AM

    HAPPY EASTER Michelle

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Changing my thinking

Saturday, March 31, 2012

I got some feedback on a blog I wrote the other day. About my journey and how far I had come and to not laugh at a mere 4 pound loss in a ten week period. You know what your all right. I should be seeing me that is here and the me I once was is way far away. Yup i've not reached my goal and yup i'm still a work in progress but i'm in a smaller size, I can out walk my friends, I take the time to plan my grocery list (though I sometimes stray), but all in all I keep a journal of what I eat daily, get my waters without fail, and I exercise religously, all of this would of resulted in regaining all that I have worked for if I had given up. So I want to thank you all and some of my friends for giving me the credit I sometimes fail to give to myself. It is tough when you see others reaching goal and seeing the magic number on the scale. But you know what? I'm here for the long haul and this has been a much better year than last. I guess i'm looking for perfection and in this journey that just isn't going to happen. WHY???? Because this journey is called LIFE!

So my friends on spark and beyond....i'm in this to win it for my health. I will not become just a number on the scale. I will be honest though when the magic number comes up I will be shouting loud and long.....then the real work will begin......


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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 4/15/2012 8:57AM


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    MIndset, mindset,'ve come so far, and I'm glad you can recognize the successes you have had! So keep looking forward, not back and be proud of all you've done!!

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SHERYLDS 3/31/2012 11:02AM

    the scale is just ONE source of feedback.
there are so many other things that show your progress on this quest.
Keep going forward and getting closer to where you want to be.

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CAKAROO 3/31/2012 9:40AM

    emoticon Don't give up!!

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RDGISME 3/31/2012 9:34AM

    Michelle-your real work has begun already! You should be proud of "out walking your friends" and tracking your foods! Many people try to lose without either of those. Having had your mind change about where you are, and how you'll get to the big "number" that you'd like will indeed make your journey easier. Looking forward to watching your journey as it gets and stays strong!


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LRK4CHRIST 3/31/2012 7:53AM

    Yes! If we all can change our thinking, we'll win more battles. I pray u have good success!

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Power to reach my goals??? Who me???

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
The power to reach your goals is within you right now.

Oh how this message this morning spoke to me. I have been riding the roller coaster of a lifetime it seems for so very long. Spark calls it the journey, lifestyle, or plan. I call it my roller coaster because oh yes I go up, down, sideways, and sometimes i'm just on my head. But as each day, month, year passes I'm still here. Why? Because somewhere inside of me is the power to succeed. I just have to dig deep, put the other things out of my mind, work on ME, and forget the rest. Ok so maybe that all sounds great but it for sure is hard work.

I began my "journey" in Dec. of 2008, well I have to tell ya guys it is 2012 and I have yet to see that magic number pop up just once on the scale. Why you may ask, I mean I've had plenty of time to reach my goals, plenty of time to learn, study, workout, and find a buddy to proceed with. Well the ugly truth is i'm lazy most of the time. I workout when I want, I workout for as long as I see fit, I eat on plan only about 50 percent of the time, my sleep is interupted more often than not, and I binge on occasion. Mostly the weekends but it messes up my whole day. Ok, I joined "Scale Back Alabama" with three friends. I have lost 4 pounds in ten weeks. Why? Because I say i'm going to do good today and then I ruin that by afternoon. Again because it is easier to eat the junk, quick foods, than to cook and plan.

Am I here looking for sympathy? Nope i'm putting this out here because it is something i've been working on through out my whole journey. Finding the person inside of me that I say I want to become. So really this journey is so much more than losing a few pounds. It is a way of discovering who we really are. Who we can become. I mean really don't we hide behind the weight because people are less apt to notice us. Do we really want to be noticed? I'm beginning to wonder about that myself. I mean i've gotten close to goal and then fled back the way i've come. Maybe a part of me doesn't believe I can live the heathy lifestyle. Ask me a question about nutrition, exercise, or most anything and i've studied it and i've got an answer, but do I apply it to me? Nope.

So as I've been thinking about this blog todays message came in my email. WOW maybe I can do this. Maybe I just need to take it one step at a time and not try to just lose the weight but try to learn new things about myself also. I mean this journey isn't about just getting thin.....right?


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    Michelle, I can so relate! I know for both of us, this "journey" has been about so much more than the number we want to see on the scale. It's been an uphill battle to claim the life we want for ourselves and to become the women we know we are inside. I'm still right here with you, and we can do this!! I for one, have faith in you.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 3/31/2012 7:21AM

    I like the insight. It is easy to moan about the "scale" not moving but it is very difficult to see the personal involvement as to the "reasons" that the scale did not move. YOU are an AWESOME CHICA! Once you figure you out and work with you accordingly WATCH OUT! It is a journey CELEBRATE how far you have come! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 3/28/2012 9:24PM

    emoticonand what a great message to share. HUGS

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SHERYLDS 3/28/2012 11:46AM

    Oh Michelle....
boy can I relate.
for me ... when stuff happens, I take it as a legitimate reason to go off track.
And it is way to easy to slip back into that comfort zone.
I know that losing the weight doesn't cure all of lifes problems but I truly believe that when you lose the buffer of fat between you and the actually get the chance to live the life you were really meant to have.

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KENDRACARROLL 3/28/2012 8:59AM

    4 lbs in 10 weeks - and then you're questioning it?
This is a step in the right direction. Rejoice, keep it up.
How long will it then take you to lose 12 lbs? Isn't that a considerably short time span?
You CAN do this!

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MOMPPCL 3/28/2012 8:20AM

    Just start every day with a small goal and if you fail, get back up the next day. It`s not easy, but so worth it!

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