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Yup I ate that and some.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ok, confession time....this week has been a bit of a flop. I've not written it all down, i've done some exercise but not a lot, I went on a "field trip" with my hubby and grandson to the Battleship in Mobile yesterday and I did bring healthy snacks, I did get a water when Landon wanted to have a snack. But then we stopped at Mcdonalds for lunch and yup I skipped right over the salad selections and headed for the big daddy of all sandwiches.....The BIG MAC and yup I ordered the meal. And you know what? I ate it all and I loved every bite. I had no mac sauce and a diet drink so that should level out right? Ok wrong i'm not completely ignorant.

Now it could of all stopped there but nope, I came home and had two donuts and a coffee for my "dinner". Now I know some will say "it was only one day" but the truth is that it wasn't one day. I ate all six of the donuts that I brought into this house, I ate lunch out at Mcdonalds on Saturday and yup I had the same meal. I have eaten my way through a lot of garbage this week. So with that said I have to tell ya.....I don't hate myself, I'm not beating me up, I'm not saying WHY OH WHY because I know why.....I wanted it.

I see so many blogs, messages and such where they cry or bang their heads over the overeating but i'm not going to lie.....I loved it. I enjoyed each and every bite. Now with that said and cleared out of my head and my consience I also have to say this.....

I've got a new, clean page, brighter pen, new stickers. I'm ready to reach some goals. So today is a new day and really if i'm honest emoticon of a new trend. So i'm going to give the rest of this week all I can, i'm going to write each bite, i'm going to do my darndest to get my water in, and i'm going to exercise a bit longer.

It is all about the choices we make and the choices are what makes us.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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KRICKET4 2/7/2013 11:11AM

    Hang in there. Some day you'll get to the point where you don't want it anymore and you'll be able to leave it alone. Seriously!
In the meantime, live, love, laugh, relax...
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MIDROAD 2/7/2013 10:51AM

    Love your insights Michelle! I know for myself foods on my "try to avoid list"really kick in my binge reflex if I eat them. But congrats to you for picking yourself up and getting right back to it! This is going to be your year Michelle! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 2/7/2013 10:43AM

    Gotta admit, every once in a while, I love a good binge. I relish in it for several days, get my fill, then move on. The Good Life doesn't end just because I choose to have a few lazy days now and then.

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NELLJONES 2/7/2013 10:16AM

    I don't avoid food because I won't like it, but because I don't like the aftereffect of self disgust. If there were a way to eat it all and not pay a price, I'd eat it. I am not like my sister who just doesn't WANT to overeat. There are some overweight people who really don't mind, and good for them. I am not one of them either. I want to be thin and I want that more than I want the Big Mac. And since I would LOVE a Big Mac, that tells you how much I want to be thin.

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BRERRABBIT1 2/7/2013 8:50AM

    Hi MALEXANDER4,
:) You can do it! You can do it! Yay!!

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**Pretentious? Moi? --Miss Piggy**

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Be proud

Sunday, February 03, 2013

No matter what you did yesterday you have today to work on it again.

Each day we get up and i'm sure you did something yesterday for which you should be proud. Did you exercise for at least 10 minutes, get your water in, maybe you had fruit for snack instead of that vending machine pack of cookies you've been eyeing? There are so many facets to each day and being "good" comes in many forms.

I ate out for lunch yesterday. I was workng till four and I wanted to go to this store and check out a new purse....on the way I stopped at McDonalds, now don't fret I had it planned that I would use some of my weekly points that WeightWatchers insists i need to use. Well It didn't turn out too bad and i'm happy I got to have a burger and fries out. You see there is no limits where a healthy lifestyle is concerned.

I was having a bit of trouble...two years worth....coming to grips with this. this time around i'm working all things into my plan and so far i'm doing ok. I'm losing according to my program right as I should to keep it off. After all isn't that what we are here for? learning a new lifestyle that we can continue long after we reach goal? emoticon emoticon

So today is a day off for me. I have some shopping to get done for the coming week. Planning is key here so i'm off to get that done. Have a wonderful new day all and no matter how our days end remember that you did do something to be proud of.

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IUHRYTR 2/4/2013 11:43PM

    Good going on the advance planning. -- Lou

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 2/4/2013 12:34AM

    Congratulations Michelle! So proud of you!! You're doin' great!!

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SHERYLDS 2/3/2013 9:52PM

    Weekend are tough.......but you are tougher

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WALLAHALLA 2/3/2013 6:54PM

    I have been doing well on work days, but not so great on weekends.

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CAKAROO 2/3/2013 8:40AM

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ARW715 2/3/2013 8:39AM

    Thanks for writing this entry! Have a great Sunday!

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NFGFANIAM 2/3/2013 8:38AM

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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Leaving January on a good note

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



This week's loss was 1.2 pounds of this. So am I disappointed about that? No way. I did what I was suppose to...I had a treat here or there and I actually accounted for them. So I end January with a 2.2 pound loss. Not my goal for the month but a halfway mark of that goal. So i'm pleased that i'm leaving a month in the loss and not on a gain.

New month and some new goals, and who knows maybe more losses.

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/7/2013 8:10AM

    Each little step takes us closer to our goal

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 2/4/2013 12:33AM

    Every bit counts! Congratulations! Love the positve attitude!!

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WALLAHALLA 2/2/2013 11:18PM

    Great attitude. Worth adopting.

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IUHRYTR 2/2/2013 7:14PM

    Inspiring, positive attitude. Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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KRICKET4 2/2/2013 6:09PM

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Even at 2 lbs a month you'll get there :)

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MIDROAD 2/2/2013 11:07AM

    You go girl!

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CAKAROO 2/2/2013 8:51AM

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ARW715 2/2/2013 8:31AM

    Great attitude which I am going to borrow.

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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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KRICKET4 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.

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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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KRICKET4 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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