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Stop wishing and start living

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Each of these quotes or sayings speak volumes. How often do you wake up with the intention of having a fresh start and then you go to bed at night hating yourself or feeling like you've failed yet again.

For me it is about reaching a goal i've set for myself, I don't want to hear "your not fat" or "you don't need to lose weight" Your not me, you don't wear my clothes or live in this body, I know I don't have a lot to lose, but I have so much to gain by getting myself healthy and at a healthy weight. Yes i'm overweight. No i'm not obese but i'm overweight and I do have twenty pounds to lose. Now I also want you all to know that my twenty pounds is sometimes harder to work on then a fifty or more loss. Why? because I get sedentary, I listen to people say that I don't need to lose and I begin to think I can eat that, or what is one more.

I read success stories, and I so want to be one. But i've yet to reach any of the goals i've set. I get lazy, hungry, tired, bored. You know the symptoms. The lack of motivation is really my worse enemy. I say i'm going to get up and move more, get outside and start walking again, but then it is too cold, wet, i'm too tired. You get the picture. I"m the one letting myself down. So what to do? How do I motivate myself to finally aim for and reach my goals? I stay with spark, I start using my food scales for more than a counter ornament, I use my cups and spoons to measure as I go along. I get myself back to exercise and I just have faith in myself.

So if you like me are wondering if this is worth the work.....I have to tell ya it is so worth it. Just learning to love yourself is so worth the work.

Michelle.

  
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MIDROAD 2/17/2013 9:16AM

    I think you nailed it Michelle, it all comes down to do we love ourselves enough to make the effort to change? I say Yes, let's do it!

Jeannie

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 2/17/2013 12:07AM

    Oh, I can relate. I play headgames with myself, I start, I stop, I never finish what I start. I vow it's going to be different, then I start making excuses.
BUT -- I've never given up and I'm still here. I do want this -- it's just a question of if I want it badly enough to do the work. I think so. I've been through the mental journey, I've worked some things out in my head -- now it's time for me to follow through and work on the physical!!
You can do it Michelle! Keep on pushing, I'm cheering for you every step of the way!!
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JOYOUS1917 2/16/2013 11:09PM

    I am so glad you shared. I have really had to work on my head....THAt is where the real problem lies....I allow no negative self talk anymore...I go walking without THINKING...no thinking allowed!!!! When I start thinking then I start making excuses....then I do not do...I go to SP's motivation page every day.

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WALLAHALLA 2/16/2013 10:58PM

    I can relate. I have a big streak of lazy myself, and tend to let others get me off track when I should be pulling them on board with me. Time for me to quit making excuses, or excepting excuses others make for me.

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Happy Valentines Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Enjoy the moment for what it is....stay away from the Sweets. You can say I love you without candy.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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SHERYLDS 2/15/2013 9:12PM

    belated greetings my friend....

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 2/14/2013 6:06PM

    Happy Valentine's Day to you also!

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WALLAHALLA 2/14/2013 2:33PM

    Happy emoticon emoticon & emoticon emoticon Day!

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SLACHETKA103145 2/14/2013 7:37AM

    Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

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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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