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Wow 5 Days of TODAYS

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Yeah it really was time to get back on the wagon and just ride. So today my fifth day back to taking care of me i'm proud to say today I feel like dancing. Wow the changes in such a short time, funny when you decide what it is you want how easy it really is to go after it. It isn't a matter of giving up what you love it is a matter of loving YOU enough to give it the best you can.


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FISHINGLADY66 9/24/2013 10:50PM

    emoticon Your doing fine, emoticon

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 9/24/2013 1:40PM

    Michelle, I knew once you got your head in the right place you would run with it. Look at you 5 day....YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 9/24/2013 1:04PM

    Always dance :)
Have a wonderful TODAY!!

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/24/2013 7:21AM

  So true! Thanks for the reminder!

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I got this (ok today)

Monday, September 23, 2013

SparkPeople's Coach Tanya says:
Start right where you are. Move forward at your own pace.

I'm doing just that. I have three great days under my belt. Wow planning and cooking seems to be my key. I will be honest I was getting lazy. I was eating whatever and not cooking. Three days since my "one shot" and im taking it day by day. I'm not looking ahead just doing what is needed for today.

Got in a walk yesterday:

Sport: Walking
Distance: 3.13 mi
Duration: 01 hours 04 minutes 27 seconds

Ate on plan and even had dinner.....soft taco...on wheat soft shell and only had one. Yup I did it. I ate my one and cleaned up and that was that. No mindless munching after or anything. I guess when you really want something bad enough You do what is needed to see it through. Wow a week ago I would of just dreamed this could be me. But today and a light bulb moment later it is me. Who'd a thunk it.

Oh well. I'm off to begin my day four....plans? Naw just to follow the steps to success.


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KENDRACARROLL 9/23/2013 6:10PM

    Awesome, Michelle!!

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NELLJONES 9/23/2013 7:51AM

    Starting every day with Today is a great way to think. After all, what other day do you have to live today?

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 9/23/2013 7:33AM

    emoticon emoticon AND you can make today another GREAT day.

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Taking my "one shot"

Saturday, September 21, 2013

SparkGuy says:
You get one shot at life. Grab it and take control of your destiny starting today!

Funny I was just going through the motions and not very good I might add. Weight loss is not for wimps that is for sure. I mean it is tough to change your way of life. It is tough to get in that exercise time, weigh, measure, count, and track. Heck it is a challenge it itself to just get that done let alone shop better, cook better, make better choices. But that is what I've done. I choose to do this for me and ME is the only one that can take me where I so want to be. So I have this one life to get it done. You don't get do overs if you don't succeed. So yesterday I had the emoticon moment. I don't know how it happened or why but as I sat here with my spark friends it happened. I just grabbed my journal and decided that today was the day.

This just so happens to be what I was doing all along. I was eating the same foods and expecting different results.

Well yesterday I had my emoticon and it was awesome. I had a few moments when I had to reason with myself but in the end I did it. I concurred my habits of long ago. Now does this mean I've made it? NOPE but it means i'm a bit stronger today than I was yesterday morning when I began. It also means i'm stronger than what I once believed. So with this say I must get on with my "one shot" at health.

Today is a new fresh day filled with lots of hope and many promises to me. So I need to get a jump on.


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KENDRACARROLL 9/22/2013 11:52AM

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 9/22/2013 3:18AM

    I am so very proud of you.

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DARLENEK04 9/21/2013 10:55AM

  Wow....what a change in thinking can do for us....I have been in rebellion
this last few days, down in the dumps and just feeling like what the heck,
I am tired of eating "right" and wanted to be "bad", so last night we went
and had Dairy Queen, yes, I had a Banana Split, enjoyed every bite, and
today, I am back on the track to health.

I used to laugh because if I had ice cream Junior would turn up his nose,
and give me one of those "don't expect me to eat any of that" looks...a cat
that doesn't like ice cream? well, he was all about comfort, and cold was

Lets git'er'done Michelle.....great blog and I am glad your lightbulb moment
hit when it did..I know you can do this, and now MORE importantly, YOU
know it......

Hugs girl,

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TIMOTHYNOHE 9/21/2013 10:42AM

    Somewhere along the line for me it became less of a challenge and more of a game. I was competing against my earlier self. I almost said older self, but that would imply that I am younger now than I was earlier. And in a way I am. Anyway, the competition became a game for me. It was fun. And along with playing a game, I had to practice and train so that I could become better.

It became actually fun.

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Losing steam

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The road to success has many tempting parking places and rest stops. Just keep going!

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
- Anonymous

As some of you know I've been on a roller coaster ride with this journey. I have had thoughts of just throwing up my hands and yelling "UNCLE" just because some weeks I can't take anymore. My weight is the same, has been the same, and I really don't know what else to do. Now I know that some say maybe your where you are meant to be....The point is weight is the same it has been for over a year now....154.4. I go down one up one, i'm riding a see saw and don't want to anymore.

Now before you ask yes I exercise....yesterday I walked 3.2 miles mile holding a small dog with a limp because she couldn't walk the whole way, while another dog is on a leash pulling us to and yes i'm moving. I work out every morning before work either on the bike, the elliptical, or the treadmill, and I walk on my off and late days.

Food? I stay within my calorie range daily...I even finished this week 400 calories under my budget for the week. So the question is menopause? I'm in it and I guess it is holding me back. Or I guess I need to revamp it all. I just don't know anymore what to do. I do know that I just want to give up and say the hell with this because it doesn't seem to be working anyways. But in the back of my mind I can't. I won't give up on myself. So I will proceed from here and see what can be tweaked and what is ok.

I just don't know anymore. I do know this....i'm losing the energy to continue on.


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KENDRACARROLL 9/16/2013 3:56PM

    Michelle, I'm sorry you're so discouraged.
Do consider the suggestion about going gluten free.
I did a month long experiment a little while ago, which involved not eating bread/wheat/gluten.
My findings: I lost all cravings (big plus!!!) and also dropped some pounds.
It's definitely time to change it up.
Give it some thought.
Don't give up!! (Your SparkFriends will haunt you!! :))

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DARLENEK04 9/15/2013 3:44PM

  Oh my goodness are on a plateau....

Have you thought about trying one week on my gluten free plan????
Might shock your system into a losing spin.....

You never know....I would never have thought I had a gluten sensitivity
but I have lost 80 pounds on this......

Hugs and don't give it up,

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 9/15/2013 11:19AM

    Hang in there....your stronger than the menopause emoticon

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NELLJONES 9/15/2013 8:54AM

    Menopause is a bear, but it does pass. Tick tock tick tock.

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SHERYLDS 9/15/2013 8:50AM

    even with menopause you can lose
try severely cutting back on your starches and sugar
and do more strength training.
eat more veggies instead,
try it for 2 weeks and see if the scale responds

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CAKAROO 9/15/2013 8:36AM

    don't give up!! you can succeed!!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 9/15/2013 7:48AM

    I wish I could help but I don't have any answers except emoticon

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Birthday goals

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Begin with good intentions and action and you'll end with satisfaction!

Today is my 47th Birthday. emoticon Yup I had really set my goal to reach my weightloss goal by today. well that didn't happen. Nope not even close. Why? Because I allowed my inner voice to by overruled by my head. So what is in store for next year? this time success.

Spark sent me this beautiful card this morning:

what a awesome way to begin the day.


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NELLJONES 9/10/2013 7:42AM

    Happy Birthday you young'un!!!

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