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15/21: Fear of the unknown

Friday, July 19, 2013

Success comes from knowing that you did your best
to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry


Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You ever wake up in a cold sweat just knowing that your going to fail even before you've tried? I have. I do. But this time i'm giving this a new try with ME as the center. I can't predict what I will do tomorrow but I can take this one small step at a time. I'm doing that during this trial run of 21 days to a new habit. That new habit is ME. I am worth this again. I am worth the tears, because there will be those, i'm worth the smiles and triumphs because there will also be those. So what are you worth that the fear can't take from you?



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WALLAHALLA 7/19/2013 8:18PM

    Love the way you are thinking right now.

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ROX525 7/19/2013 7:51AM

    "Be your own kind of beautiful"....Love it. Great job Michele!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/19/2013 7:38AM

    YOU can sooooo do this, Beautiful!!!

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14/21: Just do it!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SparkPeople's marketing coordinator Sarah says:
Living a healthy lifestyle is about moderation, not deprivation!

Wow seven days left and my 21 days will be done. I have to tell ya I've never completed anything that I've begun. I started this journey to lose weight back in 2008 and I've yet to reach goal. Now that is not to say I've not come close but we all know close only counts in horseshoes and hand granades so I have yet to succeed. Or finish. But i'm seeing this through. I have blogged each day, I've eaten better, moved more, and tracked. Wow lessons learned for sure.

Well weight wise I may not be much closer after this but mentally i'm getting there. I'm liking the new mindset for sure and i'm actually planning and thinking about what i'm eating. I've end gone over on occasion and then worked it out to even the score so to speak. Just because we have a bad moment doesn't mean we have to have a bad day. So as I begin this last seven days I have to tell ya i'm pumped to JUST DO IT like Nike says and get this finished and move forward to my next challenge.....to lose the rest of this weight once and for all.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/18/2013 5:41PM

    You are motivated Michelle and you will make it. I have faith in you. Keep pushing. Don't let yourself down. You can do it. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 7/18/2013 2:48PM

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CHANGINGSEASONS 7/18/2013 9:43AM

    I tend to quit before I finish also and this is inspiring! The best thing is that when we DO complete goals(even small ones) it makes us feel stronger and able to accomplish other goals. Great job!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/18/2013 8:37AM

    YOU can sooooo do this! All the way to your goal weight!! You're soooooo a winner!!
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13/21: Each day really is a new beginning

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Last night as I finished my dinner I had that moment of "I want something else", well that something else came in the form of a Peanut butter cookie, filled with peanut butter ice cream. Some new ice cream sandwich we picked up at the store the other day for my hubby. Well anyhow that thing is 600 calories. So to say it put me over the limit would be putting it mildly. Now really in truth it put me at about 1925 calories for the day. Ok about 650 over my lower end range eating goal. So anyhow, to make this story short and wayyyyy too sweet.....It made my stomach ache, my mind was full of "why did you just do that?" and "man you just blew the day" and well you know the rest....So was that worth it? Nope, never, yuck, my stomach still rolls just thinking about it. Was it good going down? Well hell yeah but once it hit, and I realized what I had done.... emoticon emoticon

So the moral of this story is this.....Sometimes the memory is so much better than the reality. I won't be heading to that ice cream any longer....nope. I will look for something lighter that I can have when the moment strikes. No guilt and no rolling tummy after.



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WALLAHALLA 7/17/2013 4:08PM

    We love the peanut butter skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. Only around 150 calories. Sweet treat with no defeat!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/17/2013 8:26AM

    We learn our lessons in the classroom (from someone else) or on the field trip (like you did last night). Either method works. Lesson learned. Glad it's behind you now. On to a new day! Have a GREAT one!!!
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NELLJONES 7/17/2013 7:31AM

    For me when "the moment strikes" I look at my planner to see what I will be eating at my next meal. It's never more than a few hours away. Time is much faster looking back than looking forward.

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WANNATHIN 7/17/2013 7:31AM

    Well done on having a good mindset!

I have found that checking the nutritional values on EVERYTHING stops me from eating things I normally would crave. I used to eat completely mindlessly and didn't think what actually was IN the stuff I was shovelling into my mouth. Once I started really reading labels, my eyes opened and my mouth closed. Tight!

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ELRIDDICK 7/17/2013 7:02AM

  Thanks for sharing

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12/21: Change is happening...be patient!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Everything worth having takes work. You must work at being thin. It won't just happen.

If your making changes on a daily basis then change is happening. Just be patient and you will see the results. It may not be today on the scales but I bet you will notice it in your clothes long before the scales, the tape measure will be a great way to check that out. I like I measure each month. Sometimes you've toned what the scales say you haven't lost so it is muscle not fat in that spot now. No matter what you do to begin just begin.

You can't reach your goal by sitting still.

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WALLAHALLA 7/16/2013 9:02PM

    emoticon spot on

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FISHINGLADY66 7/16/2013 8:48PM

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ROX525 7/16/2013 6:55AM

    Truth!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/16/2013 6:33AM

    YOU are soooooo doing this!!! emoticon

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CANADIANFROG09 7/16/2013 6:32AM

    Very good advise! emoticon

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11/21: Over half-way

Monday, July 15, 2013


Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I began this little test of 21 days to a new habit over ten days ago. I started to change a few things and come to a better understanding of my journey. Well so far the scales are down a notch but other than that I've learned a thing or two about myself so far. I'm stronger than I first thought, I can plan and follow through, and I can slip up and fall on my face, but I can also pick myself up and start again. So success? Maybe not to some but to me a better understanding of me is what I really wanted to find in all this. Sure losing a few pounds would of been great, but now I have the tools to do just that. So for the next ten days I would love to work on the loss part of this. I want to put the things I'm learning about myself to work and see some movement in the downward motion on the scales.



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WALLAHALLA 7/15/2013 10:17PM

    great quote

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FISHINGLADY66 7/15/2013 9:21PM

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/15/2013 7:26AM

    Keeping healthy is important. Keep at it!

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JMCCONNELL74 7/15/2013 7:15AM

    Go you! Keep on keeping on, setting the new habits in place. The weight loss will come. I know, it would be nice if it had the decency to show itself right away to make things easier, but you are completely right - you are strong, you are learning about yourself and this is already a success.
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111BUTTERFLY111 7/15/2013 7:10AM

    Way to go!! You can sooooo do this!

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