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My "Get out of Jail free" card was used

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Your great choices today are your rewards tomorrow. Plan ahead!


Yup this week began on a great note. I even managed to save a few days towards the end. I just knew this week could go either way on the scales. I mean I was hoping for a loss but you know that is what we do when we don't follow the plan entirely. Well I got a reprieve from the warden up above or on my shoulder because my weight stayed the same this week. I'll take it and work a bit harder on next weeks.

I want to be able to step on those scales with confidence, not trepidation. So today begins my new fresh week. I have a plan and I have a new journal to put it all down in. I'm ready to see this through.

Disappointed in me? Nope. I just know now that I have to do what is needed each and every day and not hope for loss but know that is what is happening.


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FISHINGLADY66 9/30/2013 12:11PM

    emoticon Your on your way to a new you. emoticon

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 9/29/2013 1:24PM

    emoticon Good luck on the new week. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 9/29/2013 11:35AM

    And here is to a new and successful week.
Keep the spark going.

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NELLJONES 9/29/2013 8:56AM

    True. Do you want to learn from your past or drag it around like a ball and chain?

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CAKAROO 9/29/2013 8:24AM


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Just do it!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now.
It's not your neighbor right or left -
and it's not God or the devil -
it's you.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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FISHINGLADY66 9/27/2013 10:41PM


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KENDRACARROLL 9/26/2013 2:28PM

    Thanks for sharing these. Always good to remind ourselves of these things.
Have a wonderful SparkDay.

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NELLJONES 9/26/2013 8:27AM

    Helen Keller is worth listening to. She lived her life dealing with far more than most of us.

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EVIE4NOW 9/26/2013 8:10AM

  Great quotes. Thank you.

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Good Morning

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
- Oprah Winfrey

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Just a couple of thoughts to begin your day.


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KENDRACARROLL 9/25/2013 1:18PM

    The "Progress not Perfection" one - I have to remind myself of this often.
Glad you had a good start to your day. I did too, despite of all the crap that's going on around me :) Helps to work at keeping your head straight.

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JUNA89 9/25/2013 7:59AM

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DARJR50 9/25/2013 7:45AM

  thanks for the thoughts

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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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