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Persistance does pay off

Sunday, June 09, 2013

I've been staying the same or down a bit the last month or so, but I never quit. I just kept going and kept my focus on me. Well this week I lost 1.2 pounds. That is wonderful. I'm down 3.4 now and my first goal is 5. Reward? I really don't know as of yet. But i'm thinking on it. I want to do this in five pound increments and I will have to have a "treat" at the five pound marks. Not a food treat...a little something that says "you did it".

Michelle. emoticon

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MJLUVSANIMALS 6/22/2013 10:59PM

    I am so excited to see a great response to weight loss. Some can't be happy with a smaller amount. I look at it, as another notch in the great race for healthy!!!
Kudo's to you, love the pic posted it on FB. MJ

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IUHRYTR 6/22/2013 10:40PM

    Good going! For reward ideas I've thought in terms of maybe a massage for every 20 pounds. Might that work? Or a facial or mani/pedi. Don't know the cost of these. Keep up the good effort. emoticon -- Lou

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NELLJONES 6/10/2013 8:13AM

    For me the goal is One Day At A Time, No Days Off. Another way of phrasing persistence.

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FISHINGLADY66 6/9/2013 9:55PM

    Great job Michelle. emoticon Never give up. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 6/9/2013 8:27PM

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

emoticon My friend has me back walking. Now we meet as often as our schedules allow but it is up to me to continue in her absence just like she walks when i'm not around. She has lost 19.5 pounds so far and me? Well lets just say I don't have as much to lose and it is taking its time to come off. I think we should reach our goals about the same time. I know sad. I'm working hard at this and as I hopped on those darn scales this morning I just knew I had lost a great amount. Well that was not what I saw....what I saw was a loss but it was only 0.2. I know I should be happy and run with that but to tell ya the truth I've given and given for two weeks now and i'm down 0.2. Ok after the initial upset, I get myself changed and headed out for my walk.

I got in 3.2 miles and I was feeling good. So the moral of my blog....

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CAKAROO 6/3/2013 7:41AM


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IUHRYTR 6/2/2013 9:59PM

    A new day and a new beginning. Isn't it nice they are unlimited and may start at any time? -- Lou

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TERESA6262 6/2/2013 9:50PM

    I love the red clay road! Pretty!

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TERESA6262 6/2/2013 9:49PM

    YES! Get R DONE! I got in my first swim of the season this evening! I bought a Florida Park pass today, so I can can get in all year.... trails and the springs...two great opportuniies for fitness! It beats a gym!

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WALLAHALLA 6/2/2013 6:50PM

    I'm disgusted myself. As soon as I got my exercise act together, my nutritional act went south. Why can't I get both acts together at the same time so that I'll actually see results?

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FISHINGLADY66 6/2/2013 5:16PM

    Step by Step... Day by Day... Never give up. ((hugs))

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Just gotta keep going

Monday, May 27, 2013

I awoke this morning to have my coffee and get ready for a early walk with my best I was checking my emails and having my morning cup of solitude these quotes pop up:

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Walt Disney

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again,
and fail.
It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
- Charles Kettering

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes inspiration can come from the most unusual places. I've been riding a roller coaster of should I or shouldn't I because for the last year my losses in no way equal my gains. Give up? Not just yet.


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IUHRYTR 5/29/2013 11:34PM

    I'm with you in not giving up even though I've fallen off the weight loss wagon this year. emoticon! -- Lou

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FISHINGLADY66 5/29/2013 4:48PM

    I love the quotes, very inspiring. Thanks for posting them Michelle.

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WALLAHALLA 5/27/2013 5:48PM

    Great Quotes!

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KENDRACARROLL 5/27/2013 3:03PM

    These are great! Always good to receive reminders.
As for giving up - NEVER!

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CAKAROO 5/27/2013 12:10PM

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KKKAREN 5/27/2013 7:20AM

    those are some good ones!

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 5/27/2013 7:03AM

    Okay Michele, expect to see some of those quotes in my daily thought. emoticon

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JANUT57 5/27/2013 6:42AM

  Words of wisdom. emoticon

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Weigh-in: It is what it is.....

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Oh yeah mistakes I've made a few. But I've never allowed them to completely derail me. Oh I've kicked, screamed, cried, laughed, smiled through the tears but I've never given up on myself. What is she going on about you may ask? well today was my weigh in day. now that can go either way. Today it about stayed the same. But I'm ok with that, I walked over seven miles this past week, used my elliptical, rode my stationary bike, and even got in some strength training. So ok maybe my emoticon got a bit away from me with some of my choices. So this week I will continue with my exercising, which today I got in another 2.4 miles.

Let today be your day of new beginnings and progress. I know it is for me.


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IUHRYTR 5/29/2013 11:35PM

    Let's always be grateful for how ever many new beginnings we might need. -- Lou

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WALLAHALLA 5/26/2013 9:02PM

    emoticon love it

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KAB7801 5/26/2013 4:43PM

    Always a work under construction

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MAGGIEVAN 5/26/2013 4:30PM

    Moment by moment we have the opportunity to create ourselves. Congrats with your choice, you will reap the benefits.

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PINKEUROGIRL 5/26/2013 4:26PM

    Wise words!

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Weekly Weigh-in.....

Sunday, May 19, 2013

emoticon I'm emoticon 1 pound this week and lost an inch in my waist.

The great thing about this is I was home all week on staycation and could of been a disaster. So i'm taking this one pound and i'm running with it all the way to next week where I can really see some changes. I did get in a lot of miles this week and that was awesome. It made me actually want to get in more this week. I had set a goal to burn 21 activity points this week....Weight watchers....but I actually did 17. So I was a bit short but for someone who hasn't even been getting 10 this is awesome.

So what did I lose this week? You can plainly see what I lost. Gone, gone, gone.


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IUHRYTR 5/29/2013 11:36PM

    Good going! -- Lou

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FISHINGLADY66 5/19/2013 1:28PM

    Congratulations Michelle, Great job.

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KENDRACARROLL 5/19/2013 1:26PM

    Awesome, Michelle!
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ARW715 5/19/2013 8:30AM

    Congratulations! Sounds like a great week!

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MILLEDGE2 5/19/2013 7:08AM

    Congratulations, Michelle! You're doing all the right things to move in the right direction! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 5/19/2013 7:03AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I would do a happy dance for you Michele, but my back is not happy. I am so THRILLED for you. If we do the work it will pay off.

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