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10/21: Sometimes!!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That's who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn't believe it.

Weigh in day...well I got on those scales this morning and I looked down...wtf i'm up 0.4. I did it all right, I just can't believe it. So what did I do after the crying was over?

I moved forward. No matter what that number says it doesn't determine my day, It can't break me, I have a goal and that goal is to finally move under this one point on the scales that seems to not want to let me past. So I grab my journal, and I get my coffee, and I plan. I plan for the week ahead, I plan my walks around my schedule, I plan my diet and my groceries needed for the week. Because next week I will see change.



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WALLAHALLA 7/14/2013 7:22PM

    I was up this morning too, but I expected to be cause I overdid it on sodium yesterday. Really disgusting because I worked so hard and ate so healthy for the past 3 weeks. Didn't feel like much of a reward.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/14/2013 8:17AM

    We're women. 4/10's of a pound can be water retention, TOM, TOM approaching, etc. Who knows! And like you mentioned, who really cares! We simply move on. You are ahead of the game ... you're IN the game!!

Have an emoticon week!! You can sooooo do it!!

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ROX525 7/14/2013 7:17AM

    You are a great inspiration Michelle. Wonderful attitude there! Have a successful week!

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9/21: Comic relief

Saturday, July 13, 2013



Sometimes you just have to smile through the tears.

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JULIA_211 7/16/2013 6:42AM

    Great! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 7/13/2013 3:13PM

    heh heh heh

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/13/2013 12:20PM

    emoticon You know, I've had to help my little toy poodle lose weight. It's hard. And the entire time I had to remember that I was the reason he was over weight. Good grief! I make his food for him now ... at least I have a better shot at keeping him trim and fit! LOL!

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/13/2013 7:26AM

  Love these! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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    emoticon post! emoticon emoticon

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8/21: Today can be your DAY 1

Friday, July 12, 2013

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

What if each day was your emoticon ? Would you be a better planner, better mover, better tracker? Or would you struggle, make mistakes all day long, wish you could have that and not this? For most of us emoticon is the day of strong belief that you got this. You plan, you follow, you may trip up but you pick yourself up and move forward. So why can't today and tomorrow be that day one that your looking for? I mean does it really have to begin on Monday?



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JULIA_211 7/15/2013 4:08PM

    I really like this way of looking at it. I'm going to try to think of each day as my day 1. Thank you. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 7/12/2013 11:34PM

    Yes, every day can be day one. A lot less stressful that way.
Keep on sparking.

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WALLAHALLA 7/12/2013 6:29PM

    I'm loving your positive outlook! Keep it up!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/12/2013 7:27AM

    emoticon We're sooooo worth the effort!

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ELRIDDICK 7/12/2013 7:04AM

  Thanks for sharing

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7/21: The first week

Thursday, July 11, 2013


I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

I did it. I reached the first week mark in my 21 days to a new habit. The habit I began was getting my eating, exercise, planning under control. Well so far I've gotten the planning, and exercise down to a science....my trouble seems to be in the follow through on the eating. I mean I begin great and then sometime in the day I lose it. But i'm in my calorie range, I need to cut back on a few things and the fat grams, but working on that.

Your aware that a pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh the same. One pound. But it takes more room to hold a pound of fat and less room to hold muscle. So when someone says to you "muscle weighs more than fat" they are both right and wrong. It isn't that muscle weighs less it is that it takes up less room in the body, and a plus to muscle is it burns 50 calories and hour and fat only burns 9. So if your more muscle than fat you can still burn more calories standing still than fat can. Why am I telling you this you may wonder......I want to let each of us know that is journey is not just to look good in those jeans. There is a real need to get rid of the fat bulk and build more muscle bulk.

So in my journey i'm working on the exercise part as well as the food part. I don't want to lose this weight and have myself look sick...I want to look healthy. In that it means that nope I won't be hitting a very low low in my weight....but I will look healthy and lean.

On a non scale victory for this week, my hubby brought out my leather vest that I just had to have to ride the motorcycle with. Well I just knew I was a medium.....well i'm not. So that vest has hung in the closet since it was bought. A year back now. So yesterday he brings it to me and in his wisdom he has these snap straps that the guys wear to make the two snaps meet....I laughed through my tears and I put that darn vest on....it fit better than it ever did and guess what? I snapped it on my own. the top snap....ok it came back open on it's own....need to work a bit more....but the victory is that I never thought for a moment I would wear that vest. My first words in the mirror was "oh my I am losing weight".

I had to share that moment with you all because in my darkest times...not so very long ago, I was ready to toss in the towel and just quit. I mean I wasn't moving on the scales and I was just lying to myself about wanting to reach goal. But somewhere deep I knew that if I quit it was all over but the crying and I'm not ready to quit just yet. I still have some fight in me.

So in closing chose the muscle and push that fat to the curb. We have places to go and things to see and do.

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CAKAROO 7/13/2013 1:06PM

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KENDRACARROLL 7/11/2013 7:06PM

    WTG Michelle! Keep up the good work!!

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WALLAHALLA 7/11/2013 10:51AM

    Strength training is my weakness. I really need to work on building muscle.

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 7/11/2013 10:26AM

    Michelle,
Way to go with the vest. That feels so good to wear something we never thought we could. I have good news as well. I have 4 of my 21 days in and with all stuff that has been going on since June 1st. I was down 1.4 pounds since the last time I weighed in which was two weeks ago. I smiled like an idiot.

WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs,
J
oan

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FISHINGLADY66 7/11/2013 10:08AM

    Congratulations Michelle on a job well done. Your on a roll. Keep going. I'm so proud of you.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/11/2013 7:13AM

    emoticon That's emoticon!! HUGE emoticon on your NSV!!!

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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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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/10/2013 7:47AM

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

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