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And i'm off

Sunday, June 03, 2012

My plan that is. Well so far i've had two great days in a row. I won't say today is day three because then I set myself up for failure. I had a gain this week but i'm not letting that stop me. I have planned, measured and counted the last two days. Change is coming and it is coming now. I have even taken time to stop a;nd walk after work. This morning i'm heading out with my "buddies" and going to get in about an hour if I can. time to take care of myself and work the plan. I've been letting me down and enough is enough. I can lie to myself but the scales tell the tale. So today is a fresh new day, full of ideas and new obstacles to climb over. I can do this and I will succeed. I won't have it anyother way.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/5/2012 6:38PM

    keep going, keep climbing, keep taking it one day at a time you CAN do this!! I'm proud of you, Michelle!!

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SHERYLDS 6/4/2012 12:23PM

    You go Michelle

love your new sparkpage wallpaper. You are headed for the Top

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KNITTABLES 6/4/2012 12:13AM

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DISCOVERLLH 6/3/2012 10:35AM

    Great attitude, Michelle! I have been off for the past five days and am really struggling to get back on track. It seems as if there is one thing or another that comes up! Good luck! I know you can do it. emoticon

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MIMMICA 6/3/2012 9:01AM

    Keep up the good work, you'll see changes in no time at all.

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CAKAROO 6/3/2012 8:24AM

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Week 1 results: 1.6 down

Saturday, May 26, 2012



SparkPeople's Coach Tanya says:
You may not be perfect, but you can always choose to give your best effort.



I saw a loss this week. How I have to ask? Because to be honest I had moments. Oh I caught myself and tried my best to get back on track but I failed a few times. I have to say that at the end of the week I finally started moving more, eating less, and actually making choices to benefit my journey and not just to benefit my cravings.

Food addiction is no joke. It is a hold that you can't seem to face...what you mean I can't have that....the more you can't have to harder it is to stop eating that one thing or others that will keep you trapped in the yoyo cycle that has become your life. this I know from my own journey. Oh i've set goals, worked at them off and on but as of yet i've never reached any of them. Why? Because of ME. I have been the one that was too lazy to work at it. I was the one that gave up on ME when what I should of done was just keep working the plan. Wait for a long time I really had no plan. So now I begin week two and lets see what those pesky scales say next.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/31/2012 2:23AM

    Congrats on the loss this week! YOu can do this, just keep going!!!

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CAKAROO 5/28/2012 8:57AM

    emoticon congrats on the loss!! You can succeed!

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KNITTABLES 5/26/2012 9:02PM

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KENDRACARROLL 5/26/2012 4:00PM

    Congratulations!!!
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SHERYLDS 5/26/2012 2:49PM

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Watch out world...this woman is on a mission
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MIMMICA 5/26/2012 12:23PM

    Great job!



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RIDLEYRIDER 5/26/2012 6:54AM

  Sometimes it's the small successes that 'spark' bigger ones! Never give up! emoticon emoticon

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TRUE-NESS 5/26/2012 6:12AM

    Congratulations on the positive results for this week and for the awareness of what still needs work and what/who is standing in your way. You CAN and WILL achieve your goals. emoticon

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TF_CLAYTON 5/26/2012 6:09AM

    You can do it! Keep Going!

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It's official

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I'm up 12 pounds and today is my new start and do over. Not that I haven't given it my all (at times) but i haven't given it my all very often over the last couple of years. So I guess I should be happy i'm only 12 pounds over and not much more.


Tim SparkPeople's Marketing guru says:
If it were easy, everyone would do it!

You know what? he is so right. So I have to step up to the plate and work on the me I want to be and the me I know I can be because I was there at one time. what did I do so wrong???? Nothing absolutely nothing. I didn't exercise like I should, I didn't eat like I should, I didn't take care of me like I know I should. So i'm back at it and i'm letting you all know that i'm back at it. I won't make promises I can't keep, I won't sit here and say I will because there may be days I don't, I won't lie to you or to myself. I will say that each day I will give it my all and then some on others. So as I restart my journey today I have to say thanks to all my spark friends over the years. You have followed my journey no matter the week, month, or year I had.

So I give a toast
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This is where i'm at but not where i'm going to stay.

mIchelle.

  
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TRUE-NESS 5/26/2012 6:10AM

    "This is where i'm at but not where i'm going to stay." GREAT ATTITUDE!! Pick yourself up and keep going!

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KNITTABLES 5/21/2012 12:00AM

    Good for you. emoticon Hugs my friend

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 5/19/2012 5:32PM

    emoticon My friend!

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KENDRACARROLL 5/19/2012 1:11PM

    Great idea! Post a scale picture every Saturday. It's a great visual.
Always here for your Michelle. Let's rock this summer!
Cheers.
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/19/2012 10:15AM

    Michelle, you can do this. Your determination is still an inspiration to me, even when you don't feel very "inspiring". Thanks for sharing the journey with me.

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Why??????

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This morning i'm sitting here beating myself up for foods I ate yesterday. Why? I know this isn't the way to succeed. I know i'm allowed to eat what I want when I want just in moderation. Which I did. But is there a set menu we are suppose to follow? I mean which foods are off limits which foods are the right ones? I mean if I can have anything I want the what seems to be the problem? It could be in the moderation that i'm having problems. I thought I was having a great week. I was doing what I thought I should be doing. Yup I ate out once this past week....taco bell...I counted it and I moved on. So it was one meal, one day. no damage right? Wrong.....I get on the scales i'm up. Back to my starting number since "restarting" my plan. Why?

This morning i'm wondering did I exercise enough....the spark activity says I did but obviously something went wrong. I mean come on now. I don't want to hear your at your intended weight because i'm not. I'm up ten pounds and it sucks. My word and i'm not changing it. Each time I think i'm mentally ready to start again I'm not. I fall back to the old me. The me that munches to munch. I quit weighing and I begin eating the french fries, chips, and such that I know I don't need. And if i'm honest most times I don't want they are just there. Addict? Yup.

So this morning I must of sent a message on my appointmet reminder....I do that alot...but this is what comes: Tim SparkPeople's Marketing guru says:
There are no quick fixes, but there's magic in moderation.

Do you think someone somewhere is trying to tell me the why? I do. So i'm again going to fight for what I want. I say fight because after three years enough is enough. I want this....do I want it bad enough to cha;nge my behavier? I do believe I do because right now I don't like this old behavier much. So i'm off to begin again. How many times can you begin again.....as many times as it takes.

Why?
Because I have to for my own health.

Michelle.

  
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CKAYTHOMAS 5/21/2012 11:17AM

    I could have written 80% of that blog. I have a son who is graduating an we've been in graduation party mode...so I overate yesterday also. Plus, I haven't been feeling super great and that must affect my "can do" attitude.
We can do this together!

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KANOE10 5/14/2012 7:14AM

    Never give up trying. You can beat your addiction. Staying low carb helps!

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KNITTABLES 5/14/2012 1:15AM

    You are so with the fight. Fight for what you want. I am up five pounds and I hate it. I can relate to starting all over again. Done that far too many times but you know what you pick yourself up and do it again. You will succeed and Spark's is right there are no quick fixes. I believe in you and I know you will do this and you can. Hugs and don't worry about this anymore. emoticon

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CAKAROO 5/13/2012 2:07PM

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SHERYLDS 5/13/2012 9:47AM

    The more I read...the more I am convinced that the food industry has gotten us hooked on foods that spike our insulin levels and keep us on the addiction roller coaster. It is a spiral that can only be broken by getting off that ride.
Cut out starches and sugar, suffer the temporary withdrawal, and get into eating veggies and fruits...and you will feel better, lose the weight, and get your body back to working the way it should. Need some sound info... read WHY WE GET FAT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT by Gary Taubes. Interesting stuff.

It's all up to you.

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RUNMELLY 5/13/2012 8:05AM

    Good attitude! One thing to think about is the amount of sodium that might have been in that taco bell. That has prevented a weight loss for me before. Keep drinking water and add lots of veggies...your body needs to find a good balance and the weight will come off :) Good luck!!

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5/9 Time.....

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Every day is another chance to turn things around.

Time....it 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.

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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
thanks

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