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RESTART

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Don't ever feel bad for getting discouraged. It is just part of the process, not a permanent state.

It was so time for a restart on Spark. So today I restarted and hopefully by the holidays I will be at my goal. Hey a girl can dream can't she? I mean I think I got this but then I fall on my face and pick me up again. So as long as I keep picking me up I guess i'm on the right track to health.

I won't quit on me just because I fall down on occasion. It isn't all the time but I sure would like for it to be less often. So today the first day of my Vacation I have decided to RESTART my program. I already have a walking date for each morning, I'm heading to the grocery store in the morning to revamp and I think I may just try a new Spark recipe. So I think i'm on the right track.

Michelle.

  
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MILLEDGE2 8/17/2013 3:44PM

    You've got this, Michelle! Stealing from another Sparker, I love the quote "There is no weight loss wagon to fall off of any more; there is only the journey." If we all stick together, we'll reach our goals! emoticon

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CAKAROO 8/17/2013 7:57AM

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CANADIANFROG09 8/17/2013 6:57AM

    emoticon emoticon wishing you great weather for your morning walks! emoticon emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/17/2013 6:35AM

    YOU can soooooo do this!!!! Enjoy your emoticon dates! Enjoy your good emoticon !!

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Motivation?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Concentrate on building your inner strength. Your motivation is what keeps you going even when it's tough!

Denise



Ever feel like you take one step forward and two steps back? Maybe it is like a dance. The dance of life. Because if we don't take those steps forward or maybe even back we ever find our way to our destination. So maybe finding what motivates us to keep moving forward isn't such a back journey to take and dance along the way. There will be backsteps, it is a learning process this thing called a healthy lifestyle when your whole life has been anything but. Maybe from this point forward we can look at this as a new road to travel. Maybe there are things out there we have never tried out of fear or because our weight stood in the way. Maybe it is time to dance in the rain and just be YOU. Today is a new day, filled with great rewards and yup maybe a misstep or two but hey you got up and you gave it a try. Isn't that what this journey is all about? Giving it one more try.

So what is your motivation going to be today? That new dress, a new bike, a spa day? You pick and then you motivate yourself to get there from here.

Michelle.

  
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STEVIELG 8/16/2013 7:50AM

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/16/2013 7:25AM

    Keep moving!! YOU can sooooo do this!

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Mistakes WILL happen

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

As I was reading a blog by a friend I was commenting about mistakes WILL happen it is how we handle those mishaps that is the key to our own journey. I thought emoticon great idea for a my next blog. MISTAKES WILL HAPPEN. I don't care who you are or how long you have been on your own journey. You can say they won't but life will get in your way sometimes. The message i'm trying to tell you and me is that even when they do happen they can not make or break your journey. They can only do that if you allow the mistake to become a habit. Something that happens over and over again is not a MISTAKE it has become a HABIT. So today take a moment and just STOP and decide if that little bite, extra snack, bag of chips (me here) is going to become a small mistake or is it going to take on a life of its own and become a habit.


So today take a moment and decide what your final destination is going to be. Goal or staying where you are right this moment. Because without changes of habits we will be right here in this same situation this same time next year.

Michelle. emoticon

  
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KENTUCKYWOMAN 8/14/2013 8:13AM

    That is what I keep telling myself....there will be a day I will stumble....so be prepared.
Hugs,
Joan

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MOTTAMAMALOU 8/14/2013 7:52AM

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Good Blog!

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111BUTTERFLY111 8/14/2013 7:52AM

    One day at a time ... we can do this!!

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Today's Affirmation

Monday, August 12, 2013

This is todays affirmation. Your wonderful as you are, but only you can make you great.

Michelle.

  
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111BUTTERFLY111 8/12/2013 7:44AM

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ICEANGEL0531 8/12/2013 7:31AM

    Very true.

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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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