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19/21: Almost but not quite

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

I almost blew this last night. But I'm happy to report I thought twice and didn't mess up my streak. Not only that but really I wasn't hungry...I had just finished dinner...I was getting on the computer to check emails and such and I just grabbed a went...didn't even think about it. But I woke up and said "what are you doing? You can't ruin your loss with this" and I put it back. I came back to the computer with gum in my mouth and did what I had to do and went to bed.

Moral of this story....sometimes listening to the voice in your head is a good thing. I had finished logging my foods for the day, I was in pj's, I was ready for quiet time, and I was about to blow my great day. So glad I took the hint from my subconscious and let it do the thinking for my head this time.

I'm so proud of myself because not so long ago I would of just thought "what will it matter i'm not losing anyways, or i'm not really going to reach my goals" but you know what??? I just might reach them all.......

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    emoticon Congratulations... I'm also proud of you. Now don't you feel good?

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 7/23/2013 8:33AM

    emoticon You saved yourself. How many times have we just said, ''oh this once won't matter." It DOES matter. I am so proud of you. You/Me we are doing it.

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/23/2013 6:58AM

    emoticon These good habits are just that ... HABITS now!!! YOU are sooooo doing this!!! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 7/23/2013 6:56AM

  Thanks for sharing

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18/21: Today COMMIT

Monday, July 22, 2013

Don't just 'try', instead COMMIT to doing something truly AWESOME.

All the exercise tips in the world won't work unless you work. Get moving!

Denise

When is it really a good day to begin your healthy journey? Will today be it, or maybe tomorrow, the weekend? There really is no better time than now to begin. So today commit to being the you you've wanted for so long. Just spend today living that dream and heck maybe just maybe tomorrow will be the new day yet again and the day after that until like me you have 18 days of healthy choices behind you. So what will you do with today?

For me it is Monday, I will get up have my coffee, get in my morning workout and get ready for work at nine. I will pack my lunch, because eating out will cost money as well as unwanted calories, and I will smile through the tears if there are any, because I am stronger than this addiction I have to certain foods.



Michelle.

  
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WALLAHALLA 7/22/2013 8:54PM

    The healthier I eat, the fewer cravings I have, but there are still days...and always will be.

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ARW715 7/22/2013 9:38AM

    I am back on this Monday too. Have a great day!

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    emoticon We're soooo worth the effort!

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  Thanks for sharing

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17/21: YES!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Today is my weigh in day. I have to tell ya I was a bit shocked. I mean I had to look, look again and then get out the spare scales just to be sure.....I'm down 4 pounds this week. Me, I never lose like that. I mean I've worked hard these last few weeks but no change on the scales really..... emoticon

So I will be getting up and moving today. I have a walk planned with my walking buddy... emoticon the rain has kept us in and me in my little home gym...I want to get out and smell the fresh air today I think.

So what will I do with the last four days of my "little test of 21 days to a new habit" you may wonder? Well work on moving forward of course. I have a goal for myself and that is to take this weight off again once and for all and finally see what maintenance is like.

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WALLAHALLA 7/21/2013 11:33PM

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Keep up the good work. Whatever you are doing, you're doin' it right.

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DARLENEK04 7/21/2013 2:21PM

  Awesome...you go girl...


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16/21: Progress without change?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

We know that if we don't change we will never progress. I mean that is just a given...you know that saying "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got" well that bit of advice is never more true than on this journey. This isn't about you losing weight it is about you gaining yourself. Sometimes we get lost in the shuffle of day to day life. We forget what is best for us while trying to do what is best for those around us. Well today pretend you are it. Your the number one star of your own cable show. This is your reality. Make it what you will.

You have to be willing to put yourself out there. No one person, no magic pill, no nothing is going to get you to your goals. It is all up to you. So plan, sweat, follow through, and relax...because this day is yours.

You won't see progress without change....so what changes will you make today?

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WALLAHALLA 7/21/2013 1:39AM

    it's always a good time to get out of our comfort zones

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    YOU are sooooo doing this!!! emoticon

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ROX525 7/20/2013 7:54AM

    I love your blogs. Thank you.

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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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