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I think I got this.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Because I know I have to get up and move I have done just that this week. This report is just one day....I got in 16 miles so far and I still have today.

Sport: Walking
Distance: 4.53 mi
Duration: 01 hours 22 minutes 19 seconds
At: 18.10.13 07:22

Am I tooting my own horn? Yes and no. I did get up each morning and head out for a 4+ mile walk but I also was home from work and had all the time in the world to eat what I shouldn't of. But to that end I've also had a good couple of days with that part also. I'm taking this journey one small step at a time. I did the almost close to goal and gain it all back thing now I want to make it to goal and stay there. So i'm off this morning to get in another walk. Hey what the heck this is my "last chance day" so to speak before weigh in so I have to be ready to step on those scales.

Michelle emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 10/19/2013 6:12PM

    I always do much better when I'm off work :)
Stress at work makes me want to eat...
Good job, Michelle. Keep it up!!!
I know you've got this.

Comment edited on: 10/19/2013 6:13:14 PM

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SHERYLDS 10/19/2013 12:07PM

    “Decide what you want,
decide what you are willing to exchange for it.
Establish your priorities and go to work.” ~H. L. Hunt


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CAKAROO 10/19/2013 9:28AM


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DARJR50 10/19/2013 7:52AM

  good job!!!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 10/19/2013 7:50AM

    Walking is a great way to start getting in shape. I've been doing it for months now and I still love it. You can listen to tunes or an audiobook or just look around at the scenery. Each time you go out it will be different. Have a great day!

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On track

Friday, October 18, 2013

Well good morning. As I've been wrestling with the snack demon in my head this week...PMS, Staycation, boredom.....I have also been getting in those activity minutes....

Sport: Walking
Distance: 4.76 mi
Duration: 01 hours 26 minutes 56 seconds
At: 17.10.13 07:16

Thank goodness for the activity. It will be what saves me from myself this week on the scales. A loss? Probably not but with the help of my exercise miles this week I may not have blew this week totally. I've gotten up each day and walked just like yesterday. So far four days in a row. I even managed 14000 steps on my spark tracker yesterday. Now that is movement. Two days now of having my eating undercontrol. Or should I say my snacking. Because meal wise i'm good. I have found that I have a tendency to snack mindlessly when bored. So working on that situation also.

I have become my own worst obstacle. So taking steps to fix that. I deserve to be healthy and happy. Not one or the other. So today begins another happy healthy day on Spark.

Michelle. emoticon

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NELLJONES 10/18/2013 8:17AM

    This is why I don't snack. Believe it or not, for me it's easier to eliminate snacking altogether than to try to control it. Boredom does me in, too. Best to plan and look forward to the next meal. If I spend 3 hours making a dinner, even though it only takes 10 minutes to consume, it feels like I have been eating it for 3 hours and 10 minutes.

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WEARINGTHIN 10/18/2013 7:41AM

    Congratulations for the exercise minutes. I find myself being in ever increasing awe at people who can follow their own program. WAY TO GO!! Glenn

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

This morning I was thinking about a blog to write. I mean it has mostly all been covered here. But alas I came upon a emoticon quote:

Success depends more on how much you eat than what you eat. Moderation is the key to success.

There it was my blog/confession so to speak. I have been on vacation this week. Not a away vacation but a staycation. Oh I've gotten much done so far in two days, the house is spic and span, I've purged areas that needed it, I washed my car, mowed the yard. But in between all of that I found time to binge. I say binge because really there was no rhyme or reason for any of it. I mean if it was there I ate some of it. Oh nope it wasn't really what I wanted so I ate more and more. I have gone to bed sick at my stomach and heart two nights now. Why? At what point does getting myself back on track in my mind make my body want and crave crap? That is what it addiction to crap. Yes i'm an addict. I can tell ya I know just how an addict feels when the drug is what the body craves and a little is too much and a whole lot is never enough. It seems like my mind is always thinking of the next bit of junk I can eat. What can I have now?

Let me be honest I went to the store and I bought healthy foods. So what i'm eating isn't all that bad but the fact is i'm eating it till i'm sick. I'm searching for something and I can honestly say i'm not finding it. Now as I sit here this morning over my coffee i'm ready to begin again. I mean I've got some spark in my system, I've read a blog or two, I've read a couple of articles, I've spun the wheel, i'm ready to try again today. But.....and there is always a but.....can I be stronger than the addiction?

I so want to overcome this one little obstacle. Little who am I kidding this thing is huge. I've never thought of myself as having a food addiction, I was a thin teen, and didn't get big till my pregnancy for my daughter some 27 years ago. Since then I've kept the weight, lost the weight, put the weight back on. I've thought about food, eaten food, cooked, fixed, thrown out, and eaten more food. It is time to take this one step at a time. Time to get my mind back to health. Oh i'm aware the detox is not going to be pretty. I may not go through the shakes, and such as an addict....or I might. Who knows. But I can tell ya this..... emoticon One day at a time.

Today I take on my fears. I mean I must be afraid of something to keep heading for the stuff that could take me down in the end right?

Michelle. emoticon

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ACROFIT 10/16/2013 4:14PM

  Yep, right there with ya girl! I sooo get it. hang in there!

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ARW715 10/16/2013 9:15AM

    Right there with you.

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/16/2013 8:14AM

    So appreciate your honesty! Great quotes, too! Keep on keeping on... you CAN do this!!!

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ANASONIC 10/16/2013 7:43AM

    emoticon and so can I! I do think we always give our best to others and fall so short when it comes to giving our best to ourselves. Hope your day is productive and a healthy one for you.

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Ahhh to laugh

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

There now you've smiled at the truth of these so lets get out there and move it to lose it.

Michelle. emoticon

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BAMAJAM 10/18/2013 10:53AM

  Loved this! --- Happy weekend!

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DARLENEK04 10/15/2013 5:17PM

  Awesome....thanks for a smile....


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SHERYLDS 10/15/2013 9:44AM

    “Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.”

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BOB5148 10/15/2013 8:13AM

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CHERYLHURT 10/15/2013 7:34AM

Been there, done all those!
Thanks for the giggle!

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Fake it till I make it

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fake it until you make it! When you're feeling bad, get dressed up — soon your inside will catch up with your outside.

Sometimes just showing up is all you have to do. The rest will follow.

This is how I spent part of my lunch break yesterday: Sport: Walking
Distance: 1.00 mi
Duration: 21 minutes 47 seconds
At: 11.10.13 13:48

I figure it is time to do what is needed to reach my goals. After all you can only fake it for so long......


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NELLJONES 10/12/2013 8:27AM

    When you don't know what to do, do the things you know. The rest will become evident over time.

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HAPPYMENOW58 10/12/2013 6:19AM

    Great blog! You are really on the right track! Keep smiling, sparking, reading, and wishes on your journey.

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SFREY217 10/12/2013 6:13AM

    Sounds like a plan ! Go for it !!

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SHERYLDS 10/12/2013 6:01AM

    “It’s not who you think you are that holds you back; it’s who you think you’re not.”

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POETICJUSTUS 10/12/2013 5:27AM

    emoticon Blog!

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