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Moving forward

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



I'm so moving forward. I am worth it and today is day six of moving. I'm doing my darndest to focus on the good and leave the bad behind. Because each choice I make is just that...my choice. So no one but me is to blame for the outcome. I have somehow made up my mind that i'm worth the effort and really i'm enjoying the ride. I have my daughter walking (litterally) beside me and my best friend working on her goals, so there is so much energy all around me right now. I'm soaking it up like a sponge. Isn't it funny how being healthy and working on you is really contagious? So very glad it is. I had given up on me and it was beginning to show. My clothes, my self esteem, my choices, it was all just not fitting right. So I work up one day and stepped on the scales and decided enough was enough. I think almost two years of standing still and working my way back up 15 pounds was enough.

I have a friend and he is always saying to work on one pound at a time. That is so very true. We can't do more than that at a time and so that is my newest goal. One little pound at a time. If it takes me three weeks to lose it will that one is gone and it is time to move on to the next. I can reach my goals one little pound at a time because as the quote says "i'm worth it".

So today is day 6/21 to a new habit: HEALTH

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IUHRYTR 9/19/2012 12:01AM

    Keep the positive focus and you'll begin seeing those pounds leaving for good. --
Lou

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SHERYLDS 9/18/2012 10:31AM

    One pound One day at a time. That's the right attitude.
You can do this....YOU know you can.
Go For It

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KENDRACARROLL 9/18/2012 10:07AM

    Yes, one pound at a time. That's the way!
As for choices, you're only to blame for the bad ones and to congratulate for the good ones. Goes both ways.

Here is to good choices today.
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2/21 Continuing

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Two people count them two whole days OP (on point) and on plan with me and Weight watchers. emoticon Why is the first week always the hardest? But so far I have planned, and talked myself away from messing up. emoticon For me this is a large success. I know your thinking wow two whole days, well la ti da. but people i've been struggling for over two years now. Ok maybe not struggleing because really I haven't given it much thought. I have just somehow put back almost 15 pounds I had already lost. So i'm doing the backwards shuffle and retracing my steps over old ground right now. So not where I expected to be at this point. But then again who ever said this was going to be easy.

So as I should be in bed, but sleep seems to be eluding me tonight, i'm so thrilled to be starting day 3 in a 21 days to a new habit self challenge.

Michelle.

  
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JENICANJENIWILL 9/17/2012 6:45AM

    Two days IS a big deal and worthy of celebration! Breaking out of those bad habits and replacing them with good ones is tough work!
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MILLEDGE2 9/16/2012 4:31PM

    Two days is WONDERFUL! You can only do this one day at a time, so you're well on yor way to success! emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/16/2012 1:07PM

    You are doing great Michelle! You keep pushing yourself every single day..so celebrate your determination!!
Good job on the two days...make it three!

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CAKAROO 9/15/2012 4:01PM

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KENDRACARROLL 9/15/2012 12:54PM

    WTG Michelle!
Have a successful day 3.

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SHERYLDS 9/15/2012 7:56AM

    I know you are going to do this....I believe in you.
and You'll be stronger and better than ever.
GO FOR IT. You're soooo worth it. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 9/15/2012 3:20AM

    Isn't it nice knowing new beginnings are unlimited and may be restarted at any time? One healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time. -- Lou

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1/21 To a new habit

Friday, September 14, 2012

You know so often we read blogs about "I lost 100 pounds" or "today I reached my goal weight and lost 120 lbs." Ok i'm thrilled for you all, but what about the blogs about us little people just trying to reach our goals? No i'm not talking about the huge pound success i'm talking about the baby steps needed to reach our goals of 5, 10, 15, or 20? You know what i'm talking about the pounds that hang around or maybe we just need to shed a bit of unhealthy "vanity" pounds. I know there is a success story in that also. I mean i've been trying to do this now for ohhhhhhhh 4 years. I know sad right? but really it is tough work.

Your mind and body have to work as one: mine are on way different paths right now. One is saying "oh my got these pants are wayyyy toooooo tight" but the other is thinking " wow you want that really you do" and it aint thinking about the goal i'm trying to reach.

So today i'm going to give it my best to reach another day of goals. They say it takes 21 days to a new habit....well lets see if this is true. Ive got 21 days to test this theory....do you?




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IUHRYTR 9/14/2012 10:31PM

    I think new habits begin when we decide against what we normally would have decided. Wishing you the best of success. -- Lou

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NANAW12001 9/14/2012 7:31AM

  You can do it.

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KATIEGARCIA2 9/14/2012 7:25AM

  Good for you!!

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Much Better day

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I'm not down and out yet. I got up and got more cleaning done. I have ate according to plan all day and went for a hour long walk with my daughter. Now i'm enjoying a cup of joe and relaxing with my spark friends for a bit.

I have decided that tomorrow i'm going to be 46 so it is time to get me together. I don't want 47 to come around and me not have accomplished any of my goals. So i'm here, i'm healthy, i'm strong and I can do this.

My mantra is "I"M WORTH THE WORK".
Michelle.
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IUHRYTR 9/12/2012 12:41AM

    Yes! You are worth the effort. Don't give up, ever. -- Lou

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SHERYLDS 9/10/2012 8:25AM

    FANTASTIC.....Love the attitude.....Go For It !!!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/9/2012 11:34PM

    You are soooo worth the work!!!!
I fell behind this past week too, but tomorrow is a new day and we can do it!!
Kristi

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Week Ending or Weak Ending?

Saturday, September 08, 2012

When you think about quitting, remember why you started. - Chris Powell

As this was posted on my Weight Watchers team today it just shouted out to me. This is what i'm talking about. I began this journey for my health. I was over weight, unhappy, I had just found out I had cervical cancer and it was like a wake up moment. I wasn't ready to give in so I had better do what was needed doing. So I took on the task of recreating the new me. I lost 20 pounds, I started running, I was a new me. I was up on all the latest health ideas, foods, vitamins, exercises.

This is exactly what happened. I headed to my happy place and it seems that I never climbed back out. Oh I was so sure I was going to. Each week I ended and then began yet again. Always holding out hope that this time would get me back on the road to health that just weeks ago I was embracing. But two years slid by. 15 pounds gained back and guess what? I'm still in the happy place in my fridge.

emoticon I"m embarrassed to say this. I mean come on so many come here and share such great joys, losses, events, 5k's, and celebrations. Here I am just pledging each week to do a better job than the week before.

emoticon Yup, then weigh in comes. I step on those dreaded scales, fingers crossed, and yup im up again. Each week it begins and ends the same. With me getting upset about the week and how weak I was where food was concerned. But you know what?????

So as I end this blog, I have to tell ya. I want change but it has to come from within.....So i'm not perfect I mean really who is? I can only take this journey one day at a time and each day work just a little bit harder on reaching my goals. who knows I may just reach my goal yet.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/9/2012 11:33PM

    One day at a time, my friend. It is a journey and there is no such thing as "perfect". You will reach your goals, I know you can!!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/9/2012 3:51PM

    emoticon emoticon To my friend YES WE WILL!

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SHERYLDS 9/9/2012 7:37AM

    you will definitely reach your goal....believe it...you can do it. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 9/8/2012 11:18PM

    Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
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IUHRYTR 9/8/2012 10:06PM

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