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6/21: Sometimes you have to relax

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

You might not be where you want to be, but you are not where you used to be. You're OK...you're on your way.

Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
There is no one-size-fits all solution for anything in life—certainly not for fitness and nutrition. Keep trying to find what works for you!


Relax and life journey in the same breath? Maybe not, but sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and let it out slowly. This journey is not easy, never will be, no way, but it is your journey. You can choose to eat this not that, you can choose to move this but not that, but always remember even though it is your journey at some point when a mistake is made it is up to YOU to fix it, move forward, change what isn't working, and push ahead. Relax? sure, but you also have to take what comes from doing what you want instead of what you should. After all isn't that what got us here in the first place? Making the wrong choices.



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ELSCO55 7/10/2013 10:18PM

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WALLAHALLA 7/10/2013 8:07PM

    gotta relax cause stress is fatal

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/10/2013 7:47AM

    Walk those emoticon girl!! They look good on you! You're doing GREAT!!

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5/21: Deja vu

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful,
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You know the saying been there done that. Well I sure have. You see not so very long ago, maybe a couple of years now, I was two pounds from goal. Now i'm 24 pounds from goal, and truth is I've moved that number more than once (closer), thinking that I would never reach the said number. So for me this is like riding the carousel horse at the fair, i'm going around and around and really not getting anywhere. So why? Why bother starting over, rehashing old feelings, setting goals again? Because I liked that ME, I had energy, I felt good about myself, I could say no to food and I was enjoying the good foods, I cooked, I planned, and then it happened......

The burger was so much quicker when I was busy, the weather was too cold, hot, wet, the time to plan just wasn't there, planning meant taking time out of my not so busy schedule to do it, ok IT was really just laziness and along with that the thinking that I've got this. Well let me let you in on a little secret..........If you don't want to do it today you won't do it tomorrow.....in English that means that losing the weight is only half the battle, the real war is keeping that weight off. So live the life you want today because if you don't tomorrow is going to be full of disappointments.

So that is what i'm doing. I've had four great days and today is day five. Deja vu? yup I've been here before but this time i'm taking it slow and living the life today I want for tomorrow.

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KARENLUNK 7/10/2013 8:41AM

  Sounds a little like my problem. If you can do it so can i emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 7/9/2013 8:19PM

    love your mindset...keep moving forward

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DARLENEK04 7/9/2013 5:06PM

  You can do this Michelle...you are so smart and you are...I know....a great
cook and better planner...

You go girl....we can get to goal together....

Hugs,
Darlen
eK

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FISHINGLADY66 7/9/2013 11:56AM

    If you get discouraged, Michelle, just come back and read this blog. emoticon Stay strong. You are the master of your own life. ((Hugs))

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/9/2013 7:35AM

    emoticon I soooo believe in YOU!!!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/9/2013 7:35AM

    emoticon I soooo believe in YOU!!!

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 7/9/2013 7:18AM

    Repeat what you have done the past 5 days and make tomorrow day #6.
Love you,
Joan

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ELRIDDICK 7/9/2013 6:59AM

  Thanks for sharing

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4/21: The journey continues

Monday, July 08, 2013

As I sit down to type this out i'm getting ready to head out for my first walk in some days. You see we have had much rain here in the south and so far I've missed a few days. Now I didn't give up my exercise all together I did some bike, and some treadmill but it just isn't the same. So Exercise has become as important to me as the eating. I can't pinpoint when that happened but it has. I really enjoy a good walk and at least four days out of the week I aim for three or more miles. Nothing better than coming inside after a good walk, sweaty and heading for the showers. I think that is my favorite time of day. I know TMI but really it is so refreshing and you feel like a million bucks. You ought to give it a try.

So far i'm tracking everything just like I said I would. I have been moving, of course as I said not as much, and the planning part is going pretty well. So as I move forward to begin my day 4 i'm ready to take on this new day.

Really it is. So get up and get out there and move a bit. Exercise is an impotant piece of the puzzle that is healthy living.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/8/2013 4:48PM

    And it is so good for your heart. Great Blog Michelle.

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WALLAHALLA 7/8/2013 1:16PM

    Need my exerciser or I feel like a guilty slacker.

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TAMWIL2 7/8/2013 11:53AM

    I know just how you feel because I'm beginning to feel guilty when I don't do my exercise and the rain here has hindered my walks too. Someone suggested to me about doing an indoor walking video and I'm going to check that out for rainy days, maybe it's an idea for you too.
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111BUTTERFLY111 7/8/2013 8:48AM

    I agree! My exercise time is such a emoticon !!! I couldn't do without it now!

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Day 3/21

Sunday, July 07, 2013


Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Only when life is difficult, are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today's weigh in was 155.0. That is a loss of 2.2 this week.

Perfect? Hell no, but I've been more consistant with my planning, my thinking, and just doing what I needed to not always what I wanted to. Now since this is only day three you know that the loss was from something I was doing right before I began. So here's emoticon day 3.

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    emoticon Looking forward to hearing about a successful day 4. I know you've got it in you.

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    emoticon Keep up the emoticon work!!! You're soooooo worth the effort!!!

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21 days/day 1

Saturday, July 06, 2013

You know it is funny when I began this journey my goal was to lose weight. I mean wasn't that why any of us joined? Well I did with such dreams of reaching my goals. I was going to be so slim and trim, healthy, happy. But that is not what happens. What happens is we work hard, we sweat, we change our bad habits for good, we enjoy new foods, we learn new ways of cooking. Yup we lose, some of you may even reach your goals....I didn't all the way....but then you/me quit doing all the good and head right back to the old. The comfortable us, the easy us. We/me gain back what we lost plus. Do you give up? Nope you/me decide we liked the healthier us better so we struggle to get that back. The Aha moment, the excitement, the fun. But alas it isn't there. I mean we know what to expect, but it doesn't happen so what do we do from here?

We decide to join a friend or two and aim for 21 days of health. 21 Days of reaching our goals just one day at a time. What difference does this make you may wonder? A lot. You track all day the first day, just as I did, you put it all into Spark because that is what got you to close to goal the first time around, or because the WW plan just isn't working because you've worked it to death....but either plan you choose it works. For the one day you plan, you exercise, you get your water, fruits/veggies, it just all falls so nicely into place. So where to go from here? Well Day 2 of course. I mean this is 21 days to a new habit.



Today is day 2....I can do this

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WALLAHALLA 7/7/2013 1:03AM

    You are one day closer to total awesomeness!

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    emoticon I believe in you!!

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    One day at a time :)
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