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Just Do IT

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



You know sometimes you have to just do it and think about the other junk later. If you want to reach your goals then you have to get up, get moving, and get planning. There is no way around it. There is no magic pill. I know the world is searching but you want to know the secret.....push that plate away and then get up and head out for a walk. It is that simple. No long painful, grueling workout, no starving, no not eating just the foods that you can't identify. Nope. You can make this anything you want.

So on that note I have to ask myself....if it is that easy why haven't you done it yet?

The question for the ages. I am working on a few things inside of me right now. For every action there is a reaction. Our lives before this day have shaped us into what we are today. So the feelings of not fitting in, not being good enough, strong enough, pretty enough, or thin enough, all come down to this moment in time. This is who you are and how you came to be. Whether you choose to stand up and fight or sit back and just wait (this is what i've done) it is today that matters and what I do with it that will tell my story. All that other stuff is just stuff.

Michelle.

  
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WALLAHALLA 2/13/2013 4:53PM

    This is so true. You can allow yourself to be ruled by your feelings, or you can choose to be ruled by the truth.

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WALLAHALLA 2/13/2013 4:52PM

    You are so right. We allow ourselves to be ruled by our feelings, or we can choose to be ruled by truth.

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WALLAHALLA 2/13/2013 4:52PM

    You are so right. We allow ourselves to be ruled by our feelings, or we can choose to be ruled by truth.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 2/13/2013 10:44AM

    Michelle, you're right. This journey is what we choose to make it. It's time to stop letting the past define us and realize what strong, worthy women we are!
You can do this, I know you're a fighter!!
I too need to stop making it so hard and push myself to do what I know I'm capeable of. We play headgames with ourselves and it's time to STOP!!
Hang in there girl, we are going to get there!!

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MIDROAD 2/13/2013 9:03AM

    It really is as simple or hard as you want to make. I know I do all sorts of mental calisthenics trying to avoid exercise but its just a matter of putting my walking shoes on and getting out the door. So yesterday I put on my big girl shoes and my big girl pants and went to the gym, did 40 minutes on the elliptical and reaped the benefits all afternoon and all last night. I have this all or nothing mentality and when I go to the gym or go for a walk I feel compelled to make the "most out of it". But a nice little brief workout
feels amazing, and it's sustainable in the long run. I don't have to punish myself for past indiscretions .

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EXPOGIRL50 2/13/2013 8:02AM

    How insightful you are! I think I recently started thinking in the same way...I have to take care of me and there's no "shortcut" to good health. Thank you for sharing.

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Working out the kinks

Monday, February 11, 2013

This is so often the straw that breaks this camels back. You mean I have to work forwhat I want? No magic pill that will make it all better, thin, strong, and happy?

Well then that being the case I guess I better get a move on. I better pick myself up and get off the couch. Because no matter how comfortable it may seem right now, this moment, later it will not be so comfortable. You know what i'm talking about.....the struggle to get up, the sweats you wear around the house because the jeans just are a bit too tight. Bending??? You've got to be kidding me. So i'm working out the kinks and so far three days of wonderful eating and exercise. So much so that right now my legs are killing me. Don't know when that happened must of been the one hour stationary bike the other day.




Before I close I want to share this quote that was shared on my Weightwatchers team today.....
"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming". - John Wooden

We are capable of becoming anything and anyone we want. So i'm heading out there and i'm fighting for ME this time.

Michelle.

  
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JIBBIE49 6/14/2013 6:11PM

    great/ hugs.

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CAKAROO 2/12/2013 6:13AM

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TERESA6262 2/12/2013 6:10AM

    Yea-uh! That's right!!! ("Get thee BEHIND ME, couch!!!")

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 2/12/2013 4:08AM

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KENDRACARROLL 2/12/2013 12:04AM

    Nothing beats a good workout!
(Sorry, couch...)

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WALLAHALLA 2/11/2013 11:14PM

    John Wooden has some awesome quotes.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 2/11/2013 11:05PM

    Like the quote Michelle!
Thanks for sharing. One step at a time, it's all we can do, and as long as we are moving we are going to get there!!

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SHERYLDS 2/11/2013 10:34PM

    I have to admit...when I read about someone taking off lots of weight doing chair exercises...I think to myself, how come I can't get my act together.
But I'll keep trying..... we can do this

one hour on the stationary bike ...it wouldn't be my legs that were hurting. emoticon


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New Day

Saturday, February 09, 2013

This week proved this to be true. I had a slight gain on the scales at weigh in but that was better than it could of been. Because this week I was on a seafood diet. I saw food I ate it.

I'm aware of what needs to be done and i'm doing it. I've reset my goal for just five pounds. Because I may not reach the big goal this second but I can reach the five pounds mark. So today is a new fresh day. I got in a good hour on the bike, I've gotten in my waters and i'm on track with my food.

So im ready to continue and i'm DONE being a QUITTER! Because each time I raise my hand to my mouth and it contains a donut, chips, candy, or whatever is not going to get me to my ultimate goal i'm a quitter. So today I pledge that I will not let me down. Well ok not this week.

Michelle.

  
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KENTUCKYWOMAN 2/10/2013 4:09AM

    You are WOMAN hear you ROAR!!!!!!!!!!! You can do this and taking 5 pounds at time is a smart way to do it.
Love ya,
Joan

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WALLAHALLA 2/9/2013 10:22PM

    Today was a birthday (hubby) and victory (son) celebration, tomorrow is back to business.

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ARW715 2/9/2013 7:10PM

    Amen sister! Let's rock this week!

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IT-IS-WHATITIS 2/9/2013 6:22PM

    Enjoy your sense of humor!! That is all we can do. Keep trying each new day to get it right. I also had a lot of bad days, hopefully back on track. One day at a time.
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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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KENDRACARROLL 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.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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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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