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It's official.....

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I'm now a nene to two beautiful grandsons: Mason e. Marsh 6/25/2012

and

Landon Grey 9/7/2007

Proud to say they both belong to me. Now time to man up and get serious about my goals. I have two wonderful reasons to be healthy. Not including the two wonderful children that gave them to me.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 7/2/2012 12:48AM

    The baby is beautiful! And so is Landon! :)
congratulations Michelle, now let's continue this journey so we can be healthy for those that need us!!!

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SLIMPAM23 7/1/2012 9:23PM

    I am so out of touch that I didn't even know you had a new one on the way!! Congrats my friend!!

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KENDRACARROLL 6/30/2012 3:10PM

    Congratulations!

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SHERYLDS 6/30/2012 11:56AM

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Hope everyone is doing wonderfully

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SWIMLOVER 6/30/2012 11:47AM

  emoticon They are precious!

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 6/30/2012 10:22AM

    I am so happy for you, congrats, they are adorable.
Hugs,
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CAKAROO 6/30/2012 9:28AM

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VICKI2705 6/30/2012 8:34AM

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NICHOLE_4 6/30/2012 7:48AM

    Congrats!!!!! They are both beautiful!

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CHEROKEE1946 6/30/2012 7:19AM

    I wish you well on your journey to good health.

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Goals

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I was asked to write my goals down. It is ok to have some goals in mind but it is so true that we should put them down and follow up with them as we need to update. So here goes my short list:

1. I will not eat after 9:00 pm at night.
2. NO eating in bed...seems to be a new and very bad habit.
3. Burn at least 1000 calories a week on exercise of choice.
4. Weigh and measure my foods like I used to. Better to be safe than sorry.
and last but not least.....

5. Write it all down.


I have so far been two days and i'm on track. Though this was a weekend and all I still am holding great. I also have a dinner for a friend tonight and I've already planned my dinner and i'm still in my calorie range for the day. YES it can be done and I can still have fun.

This was my weight as of this morning.

  
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SHERYLDS 6/24/2012 6:40PM

    FANTASTIC

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KENDRACARROLL 6/24/2012 4:26PM

    Great goals.
See if you can check all of them off every day for 30 days.

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JAMBABY0 6/24/2012 4:08PM

    Sounds like a good plan, love the pic great way to remind yourself where you were!

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Redo: The time is right for fresh starts

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Coach Nancy says:
We learn the most not by doing everything perfectly, but making mistakes and figuring out what to do next.

I won't begin the name the mistakes i've made the past month or so. I just came off vacation and let be just say there isn't enough time in the day to count all the trouble I let me get into. I mean what is up with the eating uncontrollably on vacation? Does the work rest and relax have eat and eat in it? I felt like a body that had been taken over by a spirt. The spirit held all the cards and I was losing the game so badly.

But it also gave me the momentum I had been needing to reach my goals. I had been sliding for quite some time and now i'm ready to reach a few goals and get healthy once again. This journey isn't about how long it take to get to the finish line, there really is no finish line. Once you reach your goals it is time to reset a few. So i'm ready to set goals.

So i'm off. I just hope, nope I don't hope, I know....I can see change.

  
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KNITTABLES 6/24/2012 1:29AM

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KENDRACARROLL 6/23/2012 6:59PM

    Hope you had a good vacation, despite the fact that you went off plan.
Now that you're ready to reset old goals and set new goals, name them.
Things always work better if you spell them out.


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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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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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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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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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