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Saturday, September 29, 2012


When I see the dreaded PLATEAU,
I know...there is a lack of commitment on my part.
Stress is part of is disappointment, struggle, aggravation, and boredom.
Wanting things to change...but not wanting TO a paradox.
The only way to get past that is to

(Borrowed from a friend..thanks Sheryl)
I want to reach that GOAL...
I need to COMMIT

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CAKAROO 9/29/2012 9:49AM


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SFREY217 9/29/2012 8:52AM

    Thanks for posting this !! I needed a kick in the butt this morning !

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DOOBIE893 9/29/2012 8:23AM

    Thank you. I needed this. emoticon

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WHISPERINGPINE9 9/29/2012 8:03AM

    Great blog. Make sure you have no regrets today!!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I choose ME today and everyday. I may not always choose wisely but I choose ME and I always continue forward. I have had many stops, starts, do overs, and failures along the road. But I"ve also had many successes, new habits started, new friends met, and health gained. So even when I fall down I somehow pick myself back up and dust off my butt and get back in the game.

A good spark friend always says it is choices. We decide and we choose our journey. So today I choose ME.

One pound at a time is how I plan on getting to goal.What about you?

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MIDROAD 10/1/2012 9:20AM

    Love, love, love this post! It's so true!

Keep on, keeping on, we can do this!


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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 9/24/2012 1:40PM got it!! :)

We're in this together, girl, and we are going to see it through!!

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IUHRYTR 9/19/2012 9:32PM

    One pound, one little line on the scale at a time. -- Lou

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KENDRACARROLL 9/19/2012 10:20AM

    Give it all you've got today!!!

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SHERYLDS 9/19/2012 8:42AM

    OH YEAH....... emoticon

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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 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

Michelle. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 9/19/2012 12:01AM

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

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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.


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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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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 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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