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Mistakes? Yeah i've made a few

Sunday, August 11, 2013

There is only one person who can ever know exactly what you want and truly make you happy — that person is you!

— Denise

"Just because you've made mistakes doesn't mean your mistakes get to make you. Take notice of your inner critic, forgive yourself, and move on."
- Robert Tew

A friend shared the bottom quote on a post this weekend. Mistakes, yeah I've made a few but they don't define me as a person. I will continue to make a few mistakes through out this journey because hey i'm not perfect. But I will learn a few great things also with the journey. Isn't that the real purpose for being here? To better ourselves. I've said it before and i'll say it again, this journey is about loving the you your at now as well as the you your working towards. So mistakes don't make you, they teach you.

Spent the day emoticon at the beach with my daughter and my friend and their kids yesterday. We had a blast. We had dinner on the way home at the Shrimp Basket. Yup seafood, good, fried mostly not so good. But delicious anyways. Sometimes life will take us out of our bubbles we create....what you do with that is your choice...I choose to eat my burger, I cut off a bit of it and didn't eat that, I choose to have a few fries and let the rest go back, so mistakes? yup a few...but fun I had that. Be careful you don't get so wrapped up in your journey and the food around you that you forget to enjoy the fun along the way. Life is meant to be lived. So today go out there and live it. Choices it is all about choices. You can have fun and choose to cut back a bit.

Enjoy today and if you make a mistake....well....

Michelle. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/11/2013 8:54AM

    Enjoy your new week, Michelle!

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MILLEDGE2 8/11/2013 8:34AM

    Thanks for posting, Michelle. I don't go out of town often, but when I do and we go to eat at a place that has special things I would never eat at home, I allow myself to order and enjoy them. This is a far cry from when I (and you?) ate this type of cooking every day. That gave us problems. A special occasion now and then just demonstrates we've learned to control ourselves.

So celebrate that this was a short-term situation and that once you get back to normal life, you'll be eating in your New Normal way.

Congratulations on successfully redefining what a "mistake" is!

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KARENKANDO 8/11/2013 8:13AM

    How right you are my friend! It IS all about the choices!!! Love the blog! emoticon

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Friday, August 09, 2013

You can — because you believe that you can!

— Denise

This is not the time to be passive.
This is the time to shape, sculpt, paint, participate…
the time to get sweaty, to get dirty, to fall in love,
to forgive, to forget, to hug, to kiss…
this is the time to experience, participate and live your life as a verb.
- Steve Maraboli

Just for today allow yourself to know that YES YOU CAN change how you think about yourself. This is your journey and you can make it anything you want. You cannot compare yourself to the person next to you because we are all different. UNIQUE is the word for today. So be proud of what your accomplishing just by showing up.

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/9/2013 7:04AM

    YES we can!!! Have an emoticon day!!!

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Enjoy the journey

Thursday, August 08, 2013

There are two parts to every goal: First, go for what you want, and second, enjoy it!

— Denise

Oh I've had slow months. Not days months, weeks where the scales either wouldn't budge or shoot it bulged upwards. For about a year I did nothing but eat my weigh (pun intended) back up over what I began Spark at five years ago. Why? Well isn't that the proverbial question? Who knows why we do what we do to our bodies when no one is looking.

Oh I've done it by dieting, by weight watchers, by purging (yes I've done this after a bad binge), by exercise, to lose the gain it? well that is easy I gave up on me and thought I wanted the crap more than I wanted to feel good about myself. Because lets be real I didn't like the me I was at that point very much. So I began fresh, again and again....I really thought I would never begin losing again, because no matter how much the words came out of my mouth the food kept going in.

So the day came when I just awoke and decided enough was enough. I wanted to reach my goals...again....and this time I knew the cost of not following through. So each day I begin with a goal for the day. Could be water, exercise, fruits and veggies, could be anything, but a goal is far so good i'm down six pounds and moving forward. Oh I mess up and from time to time the scales tell the tale, but i'm ok with that and I know I can pick up wherever I leave off.

So today enjoy the journey and maybe just maybe your tomorrow will be even brighter.


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FISHINGLADY66 8/8/2013 8:37PM

    It's always a great day to keep going. Your still hanging in there. Keep going. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/8/2013 12:37PM

    Love your new attitude.

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NELLJONES 8/8/2013 8:44AM

    Someone told me long ago that I could always know what I really intended to do by looking at what I did. That we live at the level of actions not words. When we really want a goal as much as we say we do, we'll get there.

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/8/2013 8:08AM

    It IS a great day to be on our journey!

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MILLEDGE2 8/8/2013 8:04AM

    I'm so glad you've turned a corner and are feeling more optimistic these days. Yes, we all have times when the process doesn't seem to pay off, but giving up is the worst of the possible responses (and, yes, I'm reminding myself of this as I write!). Have a lovely and successful and healthy day!

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Life is pulled by goals and pushed by drive. Make sure you have both!

— Denise

Wouldn't we all like to think we are doing just this? But there are those times when we question what we are doing, is it working, is it worth it? Yes it is so worth it. I myself have been shopping once again in my closet. Let me tell ya that is the greatest adventure and the most wonderful feeling. the only feeling that would be better at this time in my ;journey would be if I could toss all those clothes and start with a fresh set. But......that isn't happening right this second. I'm just so proud i'm back in some of my "tight" clothes that it just puts a smile on my face.

I want to take a moment and say thank you for the comments each day on my blogs. I write them for me but to know that so many care about me is a wonderful feeling. Wasn't so very long ago I was feeling like a shadow on the wall. There lurking but not really a part of the process. Why? Because I allowed my addiction to control my life to a point that I regained all my weight plus, and I was just feeling ashamed. I was seeing others losing and I was so proud for them but that is also a double edged sword, I was proud for them and disappointed in me. But I took the bull by the horns so to speak and started taking one step at a time. Now i'm down six pounds total and three and a half inches total. Yeah ok maybe not huge numbers but down numbers just the same. I'm proud of each of those pounds and inches.

Imagine six of these blobs removed from your body. Now are you rethinking that pound you lost this past week????


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CAKAROO 8/8/2013 6:24AM


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DARLENEK04 8/7/2013 11:15PM

  Wow chick, your blogs are so interesting....
And congrats on the 6 pounds....

You can do this...


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111BUTTERFLY111 8/7/2013 3:38PM

    Way to go, Michelle! You can sooooo do this !

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MILLEDGE2 8/7/2013 11:29AM

    Love it! emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/7/2013 11:13AM

    You rock!!
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MIMIDOT 8/7/2013 8:14AM

    Great blog. You should be proud. Keep up the good work..

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Make time for you!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

If you don't MAKE TIME to work on creating the life you want you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don't want. -Kevin Ngo

The time will pass anyway...either you spend it creating the life you want or spend it living the life you don't want...the choice is yours.

There is nothing more rewarding than taking care of yourself!

What you may wonder do all these quotes have to do with our journey? Well the meaning is in the text....we must create the life we want tomorrow today. Nobody is going to do it for us.

My daughter called me before I left work and wanted to know if I wanted to walk after...well of course I said yes. So when I reached home I changed, and got my dog on the leash and off we went. Only about a mile and a half but I have to tell ya it was going to be nothing yesterday. We then made plans for tonight after work to meet in town. So I will bring my workout clothes and we shall walk in town. Gotta love it when a plan comes together. But as the quotes say i'm doing this today for the life I want to live tomorrow.


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BAMAJAM 8/7/2013 2:59PM

  Thanks for this super message---

And lucky you, having a daughter to be a walking partner!

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FISHINGLADY66 8/6/2013 10:34PM

    emoticon Michelle. Your doing great. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/6/2013 7:52AM

    emoticon You're doing great!!

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MILLEDGE2 8/6/2013 7:38AM

    Just the boost I needed this morning! Have a great day!

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ELRIDDICK 8/6/2013 6:55AM

  Thanks for sharing

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