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Goals met

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Well here it is day one and I did it. Yup me the one who never thinks I can do a day one and start the ball rolling. Well this ball is beginning to move the earth a bit.

I got in my exercise, water oh yeah lots of water, only had two diet drinks, and i'm not to my minimum on the food tracker. Now that wasn't intentional and I will have a "snack" to reach at least the minimum or not. Oh wait I have hot cocoa. That should put me at the line. YES now to move forward and see what tomorrow holds for me. I can see it is all in the planning. Oh and don't eat and run. Today I sat and had my meals and didn't just graze. I fixed my plate and when I was done I was done.

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MIDROAD 12/27/2012 10:08AM

    You go girl!

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ARW715 12/27/2012 9:39AM

    Love Day 1. :)

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/26/2012 11:39PM

    Well done Michelle!! Congratulations on a successful day!

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WALLAHALLA 12/26/2012 11:11PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 12/26/2012 10:04PM

    Well done!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/26/2012 7:00PM

    Well done! we all have to start somewhere.

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GARDEMON 12/26/2012 6:59PM

  Let that ball roll.

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Holiday ramblings

Tuesday, December 25, 2012



As I sit here ready to blog i'm really not sure what I want to say. I mean the holiday is upon us and over with here. I've really not done what I should of but a very lot of what I wanted....that is in the food department. I did get in the exercise and I know in my heart that isn't going to fix anything that i've done. I don't know could we......

Ok maybe not. I will not lie to you or myself. I ate my weight in junk these last couple of days. Now I never set out to do anything special but staying in countrol of myself would of been a start. But that didn't happen. Really what happened was I pretty much just gave up on my goals. I even went through the blogs of others looking to see if anyone was feeling as guilty as me over what I had and have done to myself this past year. Nope....not a one. All I found was "I reached my goal, or I lost 50 pounds, or 360 days on track" really???? What is wrong with me that I can't even get the one day. I mean it is just one little day. Day one is the day when the momentum is picked up and the ball starts rolling. When you see yourself thin and you are willing to do all that you can to see your goals reached. I had a great couple of weeks and then I allowed this holiday and all the things I know darn well I can't have with any kind of control control me and my stomach. I say my stomach because right now i'm feeling a bit emoticon And not in a very good way. YUCK is a word that comes to mind.

So what do I plan to do about this? What steps do I plan to take to make it happen. You know the IT i'm talking about...yup the IT that happened to all those sparkers that blogged on here. The goals reached, the days in a row of success, the happy warm feeling you get when you step on the scales and see that magic number reached. Yup I'm talking about IT....the dream. Well I won't sit here and tell you that I have a plan, because right now I don't. Oh I have the food plan, it is the other plan i'm' refering to....what happens when that food is in my reach, what happens when I want it but I know that one bite is going to undo all my hard work. Nope I have not one plan for that yet. I just have to begin and get this ball rolling. Once it is rolling i know each new day will bring me a bit of strength that one day will see me say "No thank-you I don't eat that anymore". Hey a girl can dream. But for now I just want to..... Just wake me when the new year is upon us....

I can't do that either....I need to be awake to see this through. I need to sit and decide what it is i'm searching for and wanting from all this. because right now I just want to beat me up and I know that isn't the thing to do. So this holiday i'm really looking forward to the one gift I can give myself. The gift of health. So heres to good health and wiser choices....
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/25/2012 9:47PM

    Alright my dear friend, you are being too hard on yourself. Okay, I know you aren't where you want to be right now, but take a good look at what you DO accomplish. You are still here, you are still trying and you ARE going to win this war. I know you read a lot of blogs about the great success others have had, and while I know you are happy for them, I know you wonder, "why not me? why can't I do that?" For some reason we continue to sabotage our own efforts and stand in our own way. We don't have to. You are most definitely not alone in finding that this journey to health is a struggle. I need to learn that I too cannot exercise self control over the junk food so I don't need to put it in my mouth in the first place. We can do this. there are always going to be setbacks, but the reasons to keep trying are going to far outweigh the reasons to give in.
I have faith in you.

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WALLAHALLA 12/25/2012 7:20PM

    nothing wrong with enjoying ourselves every now and again...not daily, but once in a while.

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KENDRACARROLL 12/25/2012 7:17PM

    Cheers.
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I'm wishing you can find a way to not be so hard on yourself.
My best strategy is to distract myself and get away from the kitchen as far as I possibly can. Get busy, my friend.

You can do this!!!

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Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

emoticon We got together and had our family Christmas. We sat down to eat and my daughter tells me about my "gift" that I won't have till next summer.... emoticon Yup the stork is coming to my daughters and my grandson is ok with it. He is five and he said he could go with that. Well that is good because somethings can't be changed. lol. So i'm going to be a NENE yet again. This will be number three. I have two boys now and would so love a grand daughter. Fingers crossed people. Along with all my lovely gifts that fit under the tree I got this one from the lord that at this time can't be put under the tree but it is in our hearts. I'm feeling so blessed right now.

So if I was wondering to what I owe my new beginning in weight loss to it would have to be my newest addition......With two to chase around I will need to work on losing this extra i've put on over the last couple of years.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Michelle.

  
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CAKAROO 12/25/2012 8:05AM

    Congrats and Merry Christmss!!

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CAKAROO 12/25/2012 8:04AM

    Congrats and Merry Christmss!!

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 12/25/2012 4:40AM

    No better reason to lose that excess weight. I am so happy for both you and your daughter.
Love,
Joan

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WALLAHALLA 12/25/2012 1:24AM

    What a wonderful gift! We kept my pregnancy hidden until Christmas, then gave my in-laws a card for grandparents as a gift. I will never forget their excitement. The look on their faces was priceless. It was their 1st, and only grandchild for 11 years.

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KENDRACARROLL 12/25/2012 12:55AM

    How exciting! Congratulations!
Merry Christmas, SparkFriend :)
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Nope it isn't easy but it is worth it.

Sunday, December 23, 2012



It seems like each time I come here to blog it is about how poorly i'm doing. Well this time i'm not doing so poorly. Oh it could be worse but all in all i've had a pretty good month. I'm actually down a bit for the month. But I digress....this is the time of year when we all say "beginning January i'm going to start fresh". Well I took that on two weeks ago. I decided that enough was enough. I didn't like what I saw in the mirror, my energy was at a loss, and like I said my feet just hurt. In short I was heading right back where I was almost four years ago. Wow emoticon coming up on Dec. 31st. That was the time I decided I was tired of being overweight and it was time to change. And change I did for about two years. Now i'm ready to do it again. Wait i'm doing it again. There is no time like today to make your goals a reality.

I believe in the magic. I know that I can do this. Is it going to be easy? Hell no. but i'm strong and i'm ready to take on this new year and take on myself. I have become my biggest obstacle. So time to move it or go around but i'm coming through.

The world isn't over and i'm just beginning. So it is time for me to make changes and be proud of myself.

  
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MIDROAD 12/24/2012 9:04AM

    Great insights. Today is the best time to start!
Looking forward to hearing all about your challenge sand victories!

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Jeannie

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 12/24/2012 7:17AM

    And I believe in you my friend. Here's to a GREAT 2013...I see goal in our sites.
Love you,
Joan

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/24/2012 2:19AM

    Well said, Michelle!! We can take control of this lifestyle and we can do it!!! You're doing great.


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WALLAHALLA 12/23/2012 11:45PM

    Don't forget to accentuate the positive along the way!

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ARW715 12/23/2012 10:02PM

    You are awesome! Lots to be proud of.

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IUHRYTR 12/23/2012 9:53PM

    No, the world hasn't ended and neither has pour willpower and determination. -- Lou

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Making the Changes

Monday, December 17, 2012

Well I have most certainly done that.

This week I took hold of myself and I played by the rules. You know what? It worked. Amazing how following through and just being kind to yourself can bring about big changes in our psyche. I lost 2.2 pounds this week, I exercised like I should not like I wanted, and I ate with planning in mind. I'm also learning to like me a bit for who I am. Having to go up a size or two in clothes was a eye opening experience I don't want to have to live again. No offense but I don't like me like this. So i've decided that if I want the change I have to be the change. No more excuses. They just aren't working for me anyhow. Who says you have to wait for the New Year....a NEW YOU is NOW.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/19/2012 12:09AM

    Congratulations on working to get back on track! I'm proud of you girl!

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JULESJET 12/18/2012 7:54PM

    Very nicely said!

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IUHRYTR 12/18/2012 7:48PM

    As a guy, if I pulled up my big girl panties people would look at me funny. emoticon Seriously, congratulations for getting back on track. -- Lou

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KENDRACARROLL 12/18/2012 10:58AM

    You played by the rules and you saw success. Great job!
(Finally threw that self-deception out the window...)
Keep up the good work!

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WALLAHALLA 12/17/2012 4:00PM

    that's right
you got to accentuate the positive
eliminate the negative
latch on to the affirmative
and don't mess with mr. in-between

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MIDROAD 12/17/2012 10:12AM

    That's so true! Thanks for sharing this, I needed to hear that!

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ARW715 12/17/2012 9:37AM

    Congratulations! You rocked it!

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NELLJONES 12/17/2012 7:41AM

    Some call it "hitting bottom", some call it "the straw that broke the camel's back". Whatever it is, it's worth enduring if it gets your attention and the willingness to make changes.

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