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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.


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    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 celebrate your determination!!
Good job on the two days...make it three!

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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 you?

Michelle. emoticon

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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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WELLNESSME09 9/14/2012 8:11AM

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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".

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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!!

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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.


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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 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.
—Barry LePatner


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IUHRYTR 9/8/2012 10:06PM

    emoticon emoticon -- Lou

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Fessing up

Friday, September 07, 2012

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Ok, so i've allowed myself to fall off the wagon...I don't mean fall I mean tumble, bump my head, hit the wheel on the way down, and then get rolled over by the wheels. Yeah it is pretty sad. But shed no tears for me as I have choosen to do this to myself. It is kinda like I threw myself off the wagon and was willing to take my bumps on the way down. Until of course weigh is looming up ahead and i'm thinking "uh oh now what will I do?" Of course the truth will be out of the bag then. So whose fault will that be? The chips and donuts of course.

Now i'm hanging my head this morning because last night I was having a feast of Hostess mini donuts. When I say feast let my just say i'm by no means exagerating this. One serving has three mini donuts....lets just say I left three mini donuts in the bag......yup sugar overload and not only that I was sick at my stomach. So now comes the question of the century...If it made me so sick why would I do it? Because it was there and I could. No excuses, no lies. They where there. I think my trouble is not eating like I want or rather what I want then eating all at onc sitting. Moderation? what is that? I don't know the meaning of the word. For me it is all or nothing.

Well I guess it is time to go through the detox. I mean by not having any carbs for a bit....not the other kind thank you. Some things are meant to be where they are. Just sayin.

So today I once again start fresh. I mean clean and fresh. It is time to put this behind me and try to move forward....I can lose this last ten pounds, I have been here before and I did it why is it so dang hard now? Maybe because in my mind I know that I did this once and here I am....back almost to the beginning of my last journey. What was I thinking? I wasn't. Plain and simple. So if your in the same boat as me....come along and lets show our minds and bodies we can and we will SUCCEED.


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CKAYTHOMAS 9/11/2012 3:52PM

Fall down seven times, get back up eight!
You know the right thing to do; Do it and make one healthy decision at a time.

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KENDRACARROLL 9/7/2012 11:03AM

    Ha! Jack in the Box with curly fries and soda last night. Not the end of the world. Let's both get back on today.

There are many fall challenges starting in various SP teams right about now. Why not join one? Might be helpful for your motivation.

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SHERYLDS 9/7/2012 7:58AM

    Oh Boy ... Can I Relate!!!
But ...Today is a new day...and moving can do this...You WILL do it.
Because you're smart and strong and you deserve success.

I'm learning that when I have those melt downs.... I'm better buying a single serving of something decadent than bringing a box/bag of stuff into the house.
If I bring the big box into the house...It's like inviting JABBA THE HUT into my living room and we morph. NO MORE. emoticon

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CMKARLS 9/7/2012 7:22AM

  today is a new day and you can do it

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