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My Saturday

Sunday, January 27, 2013



What a glorius Satuday I had. First I got up and got a little bit done in the house, then a friend calls and asks if I want to go walking, so my daughter and I head to town and meet up with my friend and we get a good walk in. Then I come home and the hubby and I head to town for a bit of us time. We shopped, had lunch, picked up a few needed items and then came home to relax. What a wonderful day. I haven't had a Saturday like that in quite some time. Mostly i'm just getting things done maybe heading out for a walk alone.

I would like to give a big shout out to ;my daughter who has been doing WeightWatchers at home with my old books, lost 3.4 pounds this week. You go girl.

I was up on the scales but that is ok, we all have off weeks. I know where my trouble lies and maybe just maybe I can get a grip on it for this coming week and the weeks to come.

Wish I had pics of our walk. We tried a new trial and though it wasn't what we thought it would be it was still quiet, no cars, and up hill most of the time. Needed that for sure. Got work to do on these ole legs.

I also finally got my closet cleaned, clothes ready for the goodwill, and it is time to begin fresh. You know decluttering really does make you feel a bit better about things. More relaxed. Hum maybe I need to work on the rest now. Well maybe not.

We got this.
Michelle. emoticon

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/30/2013 1:53AM

    Congratulations to your daughter! That is great!!
So glad you had a great day!

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IUHRYTR 1/28/2013 10:11PM

    Dave had a good message but needs to learn the difference between "your" and "you're." Glad you had an enjoyable day. -- Lou

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WALLAHALLA 1/27/2013 3:51PM

    what a lovely day
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KENDRACARROLL 1/27/2013 11:14AM

    Great job on your walk.
And yes, we do want to see pictures next time :)

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MIDROAD 1/27/2013 10:20AM

    I'm so happy for you Michelle!

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ARW715 1/27/2013 9:30AM

    Sounds so nice! I aspire to have that kind of Sunday.

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CAKAROO 1/27/2013 8:47AM

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SSUSMITA 1/27/2013 8:31AM

    Awesome, just awesome! You daughter -you go girl! emoticon

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This time next year?

Friday, January 25, 2013


Fill in the blank: This time next year, I want to be_____________________. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Well with this question from spark on my facebook page I have to wonder where do I want to be. I mean yes reaching the "magic" number would be awesome but really is that all there is at this point? well maybe, I mean isn't that what we are working for? but in the end what is it that we want from this journey? I want to be free to be me...the me i'm working at right now. I want to reach my goal weight and then learn that I can stay there by being healthy all the time. I want to like the me I see in the mirror. Mostly I just want to be happy at this time next year. Whether I reach goal or not I want to be happy.



Time to take the steps needed and not have to look in the mirror and see what I dont like seeing each time.

Michelle emoticon

  
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ARW715 1/30/2013 6:53AM

    This time next year, I want 3 miles to be my easy run. :) Thanks for making me think about it!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/30/2013 1:51AM

    Important question. I would obviously fill in that blank with I want to be at my goal weight, but there is much more I want. Losing the weight is only part of it.
I'm working on my mindset and working on self love and forgiveness. I'm mending pains from my past and moving on. By this time next year I want to be able to see the "me" that I know is inside...

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KENDRACARROLL 1/26/2013 6:23PM

    Being at your goal weight is only one piece of the puzzle. I think true happiness comes from within. Working on that myself.

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MIDROAD 1/26/2013 10:53AM

    This time next year I want to be comfortably embracing maintenance and working out and oh yes HAPPY! emoticon

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TERESA6262 1/26/2013 8:27AM

    Happy IS the right thing to want to be. I'm absolutely positive that being the right weight ISN'T the KEY to happiness. Being in a right relationship with God, and having HIS perspective on this big old world is where it's found I think. Lately, I've wondered whether I turn to food before God when things are tough. We are made both as spiritual and physical beings, so I believe being physically healthy can help us feel better, which may help us to focus upward and outward more. Maybe then we'll spend a heck of a lot less time and energy worried about ourselves (which keeps our focus OFF the ETERNAL things that really matter). It's very complicated. I guess we have to work on our spiritual and physical heath. I have been thinking and chewing on similar thoughts, Michelle. and wondering how health and weight loss relate to the BIG PICTURE of life. I'm not try to be preachy...I'm just "typing out loud" as the thoughts come to mind. Your blogs always make me think. Gosh. It just occurred to me...that being happy in a YEAR is a hard goal. We need happiness right NOW. Perspective. It's all about perspective.

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 1/26/2013 4:26AM

    hummmm.

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IUHRYTR 1/25/2013 10:05PM

    Me? A year from now, or earlier, I want to be at goal weight, taking clarinet lessons again, back to a bowling average I'm used to carrying before my back problems, and as you mentioned, to look like the person I imagine I will be with further weight loss than like the person as I am today. Success is built one decision, one act at a time so here's to our success. emoticon (That's a low calorie beverage. emoticon). -- Lou

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WALLAHALLA 1/25/2013 10:00PM

    I need to give that blank some thought.

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I'm right as rain

Monday, January 21, 2013

Yesterday this was how I felt. But today....... emoticon this is how I feel about my day. I actually got up and exercised, went to work and the weather was so wonderful at lunch that I ate and headed out for a walk.....


Sport: Walking
Distance: 1.29 mi
Duration: 25 minutes 33 seconds
At: 21.01.13 13:42

This is from my runtastic reading when I was done. Not bad for a lunch break.
So i'm not ready to quit just yet. Today I had a coworker who was going to start fresh Jan. 1st tell me that she didn't begin and I had and I hadn't lost anything. I told her I had lost three pounds this month so far. She actually laughed. She said that was it? I said in my most sarcastic voice....well how much have you lost this month? She had no comment. So here it is....don't talk to me about how much I haven't done....talk to me about what I have done.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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IUHRYTR 1/23/2013 11:55PM

    Good attitude. -- Lou

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 1/22/2013 4:40AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Michele, you did great. I am so very proud of you...and I love the cartoon...been there, done that.

Love,
Joan

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/21/2013 10:39PM

    Wow...some people!! Good answer Michelle!!

Woohoo to you for a great day. You can do it!
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ARW715 1/21/2013 10:38PM

    Yes! Great come back. 3 lbs is awesome! It has only been 3 weeks. You are rocking it today!

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WALLAHALLA 1/21/2013 9:43PM

    Spot on!
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Slow an steady wins the race.

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Wow did I eat that?

Sunday, January 20, 2013



As I sit here poised over my keyboard and feeling just a bit emoticon I have no one to blame but myself. Why did I do it? I mean I had a two pound loss this past week and here I was eating my weight in Little Debbie cakes. So again I have to ask myself why? and of course the ever faithful REALLY?????

Well what is in me is in me and I can only move forward. The only excuse I have is I was bored. And that is a real excuse because at anytime during this weekend I could of gotten off my emoticon and headed outside for a nice long emoticon but nope I ate through the boredom and here I sit litterally feeling sick. So again I have to ask myself.....WHY?????

Well i've been here and done this so many times I should know that I have many "new" days to begin over. But i'm really tired of that crap. I want to just once finish this day and move on to better stronger days ahead. So i'm not going to feel guilty for the way my weekend ended. Nope not this time. I' m going to get out my notebook and make my plan for the next few days and see how that works for me. So never give up on yourself. Just refocus and yes emoticon because we got this.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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BAMAJAM 1/23/2013 12:10PM

  This is a truly great blog! Each day is a new opportunity...
As you say, "just refocus"---- and press onward towards success.
(And avoid those Little Debbie pitfalls) lol Hugs for you!

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CAKAROO 1/21/2013 12:59PM

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/21/2013 1:03AM

    Now how many times have I done the same thing???!!!
Keep on going girl, just keep your eyes forward and keep on goin'!!



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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/20/2013 10:13PM

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KENDRACARROLL 1/20/2013 10:05PM

    Boredom - that's my downfall as well.
Next time, take that walk.

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TERESA6262 1/20/2013 8:59PM

    I've been there, done that, 4 days ago, in fact. One step at a time. It's only one day of many. Sometimes you've gotta do it to stay sane!
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SHERYLDS 1/20/2013 7:34PM

    amen to that......

I know people say....when you really want something, just give yourself 1 serving and treat yourself. I can't do that. I have no self control when it comes to certain food and if it comes inside my house, forget it.

Like you said, everyday is a new opportunity to make a fresh start.

p.s. I had a bowl of ice cream just now....your blog tells me to throw the rest in the dumpster.

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KAR815 1/20/2013 6:59PM

    Weve all done it at one point or another? Not to worry your gonna do better tomorrow . Tomorrow is another day... Be happy for what youve done to better yourself so far dont beat yourself up over it. We can do it!!


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WALLAHALLA 1/20/2013 6:58PM

    Spot on!
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Just move forward from here. Success is ahead of you,not behind.

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RFJSJ50 1/20/2013 6:52PM

    I was saying the same thing to myself yesterday as I finished off the Taco Belle drive-thru purchases!
You're right - every day is a new day to strive for success!
Sheila

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KACEYSW 1/20/2013 6:32PM

    What a great blog! Thank you for your motivation!

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TAMMY5707 1/20/2013 6:28PM

    I so identify with this. HANG IN THERE

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Weigh in= YES

Saturday, January 19, 2013



See it, believe it, act on it, achieve it.

This week I did all this. I didn't look back I just kept going forward and i'm emoticon 2 pounds. emoticon If I can do it we can all do it. So don't look at what you haven't done this week, look at all the great things you have done and watch yourself transform.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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IUHRYTR 1/23/2013 11:56PM

    emoticon on the weight loss! -- Lou

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/21/2013 1:00AM

    Way to go Michelle!! Woooo!!!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/20/2013 10:14PM

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WALLAHALLA 1/19/2013 8:22PM

    great advice

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SHERYLDS 1/19/2013 6:49PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
that's the kind of new I love to hear
go for it

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FITANDFOCUSED 1/19/2013 2:38PM

    Great Job!!! It's hard work but so worthwhile. emoticon Hope you have another great week. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 1/19/2013 11:26AM

    Awesome, Michelle! Congratulations!
Keep looking and moving forward.
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