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21/21: The end????

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The rest of your life begins right now. Ready, set, go!

True courage is taking another small step each day
toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my last day of my "21 days to a new me" I did it. Did I succeed? Yup, am I finished? Nope....I have the rest of my life to enjoy the new lifestyle I've set out for myself. I may not be perfect, and I may stumble but one thing is for sure....I will succeed. I don't give up and though I may take a while to reach my goals I do it. I don't just throw in the towel and say the hell with it. So yup this 21 days was so worth the effort.

Now what to work on next? I think maybe my exercise. I love to exercise but I find if I slow down just a bit I often take a while to get back into the groove. So I believe maybe finding a habit I can live with on a day to day basis is what is next.

SO what will you do next?

Michelle. emoticon

  
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FISHINGLADY66 7/25/2013 8:09PM

    emoticon You have proved to yourself you can do. You are motivated and you will succeed. Way to go Michelle. I'm so proud of you.

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WALLAHALLA 7/25/2013 2:19PM

    keep on keepin' on

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 7/25/2013 12:46PM

    I am so very proud of you. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/25/2013 7:46AM

    YOU are sooooo on the right road!!! emoticon Growing by leaps and bounds!! I'm soooooo happy for you, Michelle!!!

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TRYINGHARD54 7/25/2013 7:45AM

    keep moving !!

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20/21: Believe you can

Wednesday, July 24, 2013



Wow day #20...who would of thought I could do this little task? I sure didn't. I mean I've said it before I've never finished a task I've set out to do. So for me this is a first. I'm so excited that I did it. I can finish something I begin. I don't know if anyone watches Extreme Makeover Weight loss edition but last night was a lady who ate through her emotions. She never finished anything she started and she regained 32 pounds is three weeks...that is a lot of burgers. But she succeed at the end. For me I could relate. Maybe I don't eat when i'm stressed but I eat when i'm bored and i'm bored a lot of the time because I'm relatively lazy. So now I fill my time with things that I've let slide like cleaning and such. I got out in town and just browse instead of sitting home and eating. I have regained most of what I had lost prior but i'm working hard on taking that back off. So slip ups? Yeah I've had a few. I may not have put it back on all at once, it kinda happened over time, but I did put it on.

I awoke one morning and for some reason I thought I could and I have. I have and I will do this. What will be my nest task? I haven't thought that far ahead....even though it is after tomorrow. lol.

Michelle.

  
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WALLAHALLA 7/24/2013 4:04PM

    Keep up the super work!

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1935MARY 7/24/2013 8:06AM

    Michelle, Michelle is my daughter's name. I think it is a beautiful name for beautiful people. Anyway we all have slip ups, I am getting back on track after 2 months. You have a good pan, to do something else when you are bored, cleaning burn cals., going window shopping, burns cals too. This is a great plan and this time you will make it to the finish line. Great attitude. Have a great day.

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/24/2013 7:59AM

    I am sooooo happy for you! I love that you are doing this JUST for YOU!!! YOU are sooooo worth the effort!!! emoticon

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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.......

Michelle. emoticon

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

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  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.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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WALLAHALLA 7/21/2013 11:33PM

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DARLENEK04 7/21/2013 2:21PM

  Awesome...you go girl...


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