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trying to stay on track-sometimes so hard

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

well i'm trying to get myself on track this week. with a gain under mybelt i really need to tighten up. i just don't seem to be doing it. my numbers on the food tracker are coming up ok. not great mind you, but ok. the other night i went over by 7 calories. talk about kicking yourself. i know that doesn't amount to much to some, but if i was to let that happen over and over pretty soon it would be 10,15,20 and so on till there was no stopping me. this i know for fact. so today and yesterday also i've been a little more aware of what i'm eating.

exercise is a given for me. sorry guys i love to walk and get my exercise in. it makes my day a bit better and with depression a big issue with me it keeps my sane. so that i have to say is really the part of all this i enjoy without a doubt.

so my next area is food. eating for fun, boredom, and so on is not working for me and i find myself falling into that old routine yet again. so i'm going to have to get going and get this under control. heck i'm not far from my goal and i don't want to back slide now.

so till next time guys we are going to ge there from here. michelle.

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IUHRYTR 7/21/2009 12:36PM

    Michelle ~~

I, too, have the problem of emotional eating but each day, each afternoon, each evening is a new beginning point. Think of it this way: what if you look at the total calories eaten in any 24 hour period rather than just the physical day it is. If you look, say, from when you last ate through the next 24 hours, is that total up or down from your plan? This helps me put a positive spin on the days I go over a little (or a lot :)).

Remember, WE have faith in you. Now YOU have faith in you too. You CAN do this. We're here to help.


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2BSALLYB 7/21/2009 10:18AM

    I just went through something similar to this. Yesterday was the first day I got back on track and today I'm feeling pretty positive too. I don't want to slip for too long back into my old ways, cuz that got me the body I don't want!! It also got me some health issues I don't want!!

Somehow I lost my focus on the reasons I really wanted to do this. But now, after some real positive input from my SP friends, I'm back to thinking straight again..Think about the reasons you wanted to lose weight in the first place. Get a few really good days in and you'll be back where you need to be, cuz that's where you want to be!!


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AFLETCHER2010 7/21/2009 10:00AM

    You can do this..:) I always read your blog and your messages and know you are capable! We all go through rough spots but so long as you are aware and want this for will achieve your goals..just don't ever stop trying! you are an inspiration to me..:) Thank you. Today will be a better day!


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weigh in: snacking adds pounds

Friday, July 17, 2009

maybe i should of headed this off with mindless snacking adds pounds. because that is what i did this week. i don't know what happened or what i was feeling at the moment. it just tasted like more and i went for more. so now i have to regroup, i have learned i have to have all things in moderation and i wasn't doing that very well this week. i gained 2.2lbs. darn, darn, darn. oh well such is life on this journey. i really don't feel to bad or upset about this little setback. and it is a little setback. i could just throw up my hands and say the heck with it but nope, not me. i'm here for the long run. so instead i will just have to challenge myself a bit more. the old me would of said the snacking made me feel better so i will continue. the new me doesn't feel better just a bit sick at myself that i let myself slide so much. but that is that and i will succeed. one minute, one day, and one week at a time is my motto and i intend to follow that.

i want to wish all a very happy friday and god bless all my spark friends. michelle.

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0507BAF 7/17/2009 2:27PM

  I like that you accept your "setback" so gracefully and are not beating yourself up over it as i tend to do

good luck with your weight los journey

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IUHRYTR 7/17/2009 10:44AM

    Sometimes, too, second by second. Your positive attitude WILL carry you through to success, -- Lou

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just checking in

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

here it is wednesday and i just wanted to check in with all. i'm doing fine. i don't know if this is a loss or gain week yet but i have my fingers crossed for a loss. even a bit of one. i didn't do so good this weekend. not that i overdid meals, it was snacks. and i can't say they were all bad it was just that kinda day. you know the one where no matter what you eat it isn't quite enough and always tastes like more. i'm over that little hurdle now but i struggle daily when i'm off of work. boredom is my enemy. i try to keep busy but somehow that doesn't always work. sometimes i feel like my kids half way through the summer " i;m bored and don't have anything to do" even though we have lots of things to do they just don't seem so appealing alone. so till next time keep sparking guys. we are going to get there from here. michele.

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IUHRYTR 7/15/2009 12:44PM

    I relate fully Michele. I work from home and the past two weeks nothing I eat satisfies. Oh, it's filling but I seem to be hungry all the time and the snacks, though little, are killing me and keeping me at the high end of my daily calorie allotment. Boredom or same old, same old routine, maybe they both contribute to this feeling of hunger. You're not alone. So let's use the rest of the day for a new start. -- Lou

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sunday-truly a day to rejoice

Sunday, July 12, 2009

emoticontruly this was a day to rejoice. my son came to church for the first time in a very long time. many of you may know my son is a wayward child i call him. he was on the streets, drugs, drink, and jail a few times. i have prayed very hard a long for him. he has gotten a job he seems to enjoy, a new family, and today he showed up at our church. the joy that i felt in seeing him walk through the doors of our church. my heart was full. the lord was smiling down on this little family today.

now i don't hold to the notion that he is a changed man. if i did i would be blind. i'm a parent first a foremost and i have faith in the lord. i hope he is where he was meant to be today and that with daily prayer and workings he will continue to grow. i have that little devil in me thinking a bit of negativity as the last few years have taught me a great lesson on life. drug addicts are the best liars and the devil comes in many shapes and sizes. but i have hope, as a mother, that my son will return to me. he was a wonderful child, but his teen years, and friends, and choices did not do him justice.

i know this blog is for whatever ails us at the time. i'm thankful to you all for allowing me to get out my feelings as i need to. to vent, shout for joy, pray, and tell my secrets. thank you all for letting me be me. i will end this blog today with a much deserved hug for my friends, teams, and sp. any of you going through things need to remember you are not alone. we all have our trials and hurdles we have to jump over. sometimes they are small and sometimes they are very tall but one at a time we get over them. believe me some hurdles take a bit of planning and a lot of effort to get over but in the end we shall succeed in all we do. have a blessed day michelle. emoticon emoticon

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IUHRYTR 7/12/2009 5:31PM

    May God continue to bless your family Michelle. We're here for support and encouragement whenever you need us. We're also here to learn of your progress and that of your family.


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saturday, july 11

Saturday, July 11, 2009

well good morning all. this has been another long week and i'm so glad it is saturday. not that that is going to make a big difference in my world.

some of you may know my dog got hit last week. well she went back into the vets this week. so far i'm out 500.00 for the accident and the man that hit her is not to be found. go figure. i'm thankful i had help from my daughter to get the work done and now i have to repay that debt. on top of all the others i'm going to be living hand to mouth for a while. oh well such is life. at least my bernice is on the ment. (i hope).

i did great this week in the weight loss department. i lost 1.2 lbs and now i'm at 17 lb loss. i haven't done my inches yet. i usually do those every two weeks but i have been so busy lately i have forgotten all about that till it is too late in the evening and the only thing i want to do is go to bed. so hopefully that is great also.

been getting my walking done in the early hours as it is coolest then. i really enjoy that time of day, the quiet,the scenery. my day seems to go wonderful when i get my walk in.

i guess that is about it for now. will update when time permits. so keep sparking. michelle.

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THAMLEY 7/11/2009 3:35PM

    Hi Michelle, I'm so sorry about your fur baby. Yeah, we really put ourselves out there for the little guys....whatever it takes. I've done without myself to make sure mine get the attention they need. Best wishes for a full recovery. Congrats on your weight loss progress. Can't wait until I get to that point. Heading in the right direction, see ya around the site. Have a happy Sunday! Tammy

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TERESA6262 7/11/2009 12:08PM

    Michelle, I'm so sorry about your dog but am WAY THANKFUL that she (or he?) is going to be OK from the sounds of it. it's only money, right??? Gosh, those little boogers come to mean so much to us! Kudos on the weight loss! I'm looking forward to weighing in and feel good to be "being good" again! I'll weigh in on Monday.



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