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Patience

Saturday, July 27, 2013



I have often wondered how much patience I really have. I mean I know this journey takes time, it isn't all about the scales, and yada yada yada, but in reality I want it yesterday. I want someone to say "hey have you lost weight? " I feel like right now i'm the only one to notice. So i'm patient....or so I think until I get on the scales and then i'm not so patient anylonger. I want it now. I want to see the numbers drop, yup they did this past week, but then comes the doubts....will it happen this week, was that a fluke, maybe it was just water and this week it will be back, you know you've been there.

I mean they say don't rely on the scales for confirmation that your doing it right. But doesn't this all come down to numbers? Calories in and calories out= numbers, weigh in's= numbers, measurments= numbers. It is all about numbers. Well so how can this be so darn hard? We know the numbers we just have to use them and put them in practice.

So as I head off to my Saturday, my last chance day, I will be thinking about numbers. Because I've worked hard, had a stumble, picked me back up and now i'm wondering if that was all I could of done.

We shall see.

Michelle.

  
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TIMOTHYNOHE 7/27/2013 4:07PM

    Just hang in there. It happens.

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/27/2013 8:05AM

    Enjoy your day ... being the emoticon YOU that you can be!!!
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SIMLANNA 7/27/2013 8:04AM

    I know what you are feeling (I bet lots of us do). The scales plateaued for me a couple of weeks ago and I've been hopping on and off of them several times a day and wiggling around to try to get that number down. But, yesterday I wore a pair of pants that I couldn't have worn a couple of weeks ago and I bought a really cute dress that I wouldn't have been able to get on then either. I'm clinging to that kind of evidence.
Also, I've been taking nutrition classes and so I'm sticking to the lifestyle changes because research shows that they improve health at any weight So, even if I never lose another pound, I"m doing the right thing. Yeah, I'll be disappointed, but I'll keep telling myself that.

Good luck with your last chance work out but, more importantly, have fun with it!



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Just the beginning

Friday, July 26, 2013

Don't be afraid to take one small step at a time they'll add up to great strides!

Denise

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

Well I've finished my 21 days to a new me goal. So now what I wonder? I wonder what is in store for me now. Do I quit because I've hit 21 days, do I continue and become the person I've started this goal to become? Well I continue on of course. Nothing worth having was ever easy and I have come to learn that this journey is most certainly not an easy one. There will always be foods I adore, more for the memories than anything, there will always be food pushers, picnics, parties, it will come down to how I choose to handle those moments on this journey that will determine my outcome.

Now I will slip and fall, I won't sit here and tell ya I won't, but I hope that I have learned or am learning to pick myself up and dust off my butt and keep moving forward. I have goals to reach and they don't all include weight loss. Sometimes this journey isn't just about the weight we lose but the strength we gain in ourselves.

So today day 22 is just the beginning to the me I've been working on. I am strong and I can succeed in this.



Michelle. emoticon

  
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KRICKET4 7/26/2013 3:28PM

    Great job! Keep up the good work.

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/26/2013 10:52AM

    YOU are strong. You will continue on being stronger and better. I can just imagine how far you can go!!! emoticon

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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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GWTRIKER 7/28/2013 4:01PM

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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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    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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