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Facing facts....

Saturday, July 28, 2012

This is how i've been feeling this summer. Time to face facts....maybe i'm not doing all I could be for me. But each day I start off on the right track and lately i've been walking at my break at work, parking at the far end of the lot, and drinking more water. So changes will be coming soon I hope.


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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 7/30/2012 11:01AM

    All small steps are still leading in the right direction. Personally I think smaller steps help us to not get lost in the big picture! You're doing great, just keep going!!!

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CAKAROO 7/29/2012 9:34AM

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SHERYLDS 7/28/2012 12:39PM

    Every little step adds up to a giant leap into those smaller sizes.
Keep going...BELIEVE and JUST DO IT

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 7/28/2012 7:04AM

    Michelle, just remember ''Rome was not built in a day" nor will be get to goal in a day. I know you already know this, but I also know how impatient I can get, and you and I are so much alike in our thinking. You can do this, one day, one step, one meal, one second at a time.

Love you,

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Baby at a time

Friday, July 27, 2012

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down."
Eleanor Roosevelt

A friend shared this quote and it seemed to work. So i'm sharing with all of you. We have choices and most of the time it comes down to baby steps and sometimes they are very small and very wobbly but we choose to take them. This is a learning process and no matter the day or the moment your learning each and every time you choose a better alternative than the one before.

I'm still taking my journey one day and one meal at a time. I have no other way at this time. I wish I could find the magic pill but alas it doesn't exist. You can't bottle hard work and determination and that is what this journey takes. Yup there is days I want to just throw in the towel and say "you win" to the universe but that isn't me. I won't quit. I know my answer is out there I just have to keep taking those baby steps and it will come. One little day at a time.


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TERESA6262 7/27/2012 9:20PM

    Still at it! You ROCK!

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MARYJOANNA 7/27/2012 7:55AM

  Conquer the small stuff first!

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Looking back....

Saturday, July 07, 2012

As i've been struggling for so very long it seems, I finally sat down and read a few old journal entries. I came across this one and I felt I needed to share. It helped me to open my eyes to a few I am doing ok. Oh i'm not at goal and it may be some time before I do but i'm not quitting and I have learned some new ways of life that I still use daily. So allow me to share this old post from 2009 and maybe it may just open your eyes to how far you've come and didn't even realize it.

i want to just leave a note letting you know all that you have accomplished this past year. just in case you are thinking it was a bust.

number one, you accepted the lord jesus christ as your lord and savior. you got bapatized, something you have always wanted and never had the nerve to do.

number two, you are down 13 pounds from last year. kudos to you on this. you stuck with something michelle. and that is a leap of faith for you. maybe this coming year will bring a new and better you.

number three, you have your health. it is much better and you are a happier person, ;though sometimes you question this. don't.

number four, you have awesome kids. they may worry you but don't. you have given them the tools they need, they just have to use them.

and last of all, you have todd. you have celebrated 15 years together. 15, wow, and you have a wonderful home, and the dogs. don't forget the dogs.

so as you move onto this coming new year strive for even better in the new year. you can, you are strong.

Now a journalist i'm not but I do use my spark journal to get out feelings, leave myself a note, or a quote. It is always nice to go back and again see how far we have come.

Thanks for the time


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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 7/10/2012 11:59PM

    Thanks for sharing Michelle, and I'm glad you took the time to see how far you've come and take all the good in your life into account. You are an amazing woman and I'm proud to call you my friend.

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SHERYLDS 7/7/2012 7:53PM

    actions always speak louder than words ...
and when your family sees you taking care of business they usually follow.
So what you do for yourself trickles down to them ...IN A BIG WAY.
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    Thanks Michelle for the look back. Thank you for sharing.
Much Love,

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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


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.


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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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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.
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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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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


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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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