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thursday's reflections

Thursday, July 30, 2009

as i was out for my morning walk i could see the finish line but it seemed so far away. then i thought that this walk was a lot like my journey with weight loss. i can see the finish line but it seems so far away. but each step i took brought me that much closer to my turn around point. when i reached it i had a thought, this is me and my goal. each step i take on this journey brings me that much closer to the finish line. health, weightloss, new beginnings. this is my finish line goals. i have taken on the motto of one day at a time. today this finally seemed real.

my weight has been at a point where i go up, down, and bounce in between. but each week brings me one step closer to the end. be it a loss, gain, or stay the same, i'm still that much closer. i know what i need to do to get there is is up to me to do them.

so as i leave you this morning i want to say baby steps. we are on a long journey and we will fall down. we just have to pick ourselves up, ask ourselves for forgivness, and move on. because what is done is done and there is no going back. we can only move forward. today i'm moving forward. michelle.

  


wednesday's spark points....100

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

wow i got 101 spark points this morning and i really wasn't trying. just doing the usual. must of hit my monthly, and message points. still feels pretty good though. just a quick note on my daily plan. still holding strong. can't really wait for weigh in. but then again i can. have a wonderful day all. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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TRY2CHANGE 7/29/2009 1:55PM

    I often forget to spin the wheel. Its kind of funny since I spend most my day here!
God Bless
Jamie

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SOPHIEMAE2007 7/29/2009 10:37AM

    I won 500 points a few months back. Now I have been getting 5 or 2's. I was glad to get the extra points to pass out spark goodies! Makes your day doesn't it!

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ALMAGGIE 7/29/2009 10:00AM

    Great ...Now you have a wonderful day and may all your dreams come true.

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ISLANDERFREAK 7/29/2009 9:30AM

    You have a great day too!

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tuesday and still going strong

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

well here it is tuesday and i'm still on the right track. got in two mile walk this morning before getting ready for work. i'm up to about a quarter mile run/walk. i have been back sliding on the strength training but i'm going to work on that. my food intake is great so far and i'm tracking for the whole day. i have found if i plan my day and stick to it i'm less apt to eat out of boredom. finding things to do to occupy my time is helping also. i saw a team challenge to clean one area at a time at your home. i haven't tried this yet but seems to me that is one way to stay out of the pantry (unless that is the area needing the cleaning) and keep your hands busy. maybe i'll give that a try. though not to brag but clutter is not an issue in my house. i have ocd, for those of you who don't know that is obsessive compulsive disorder. i don't have it to the extreme some do but i hate clutter and can't seem to breath if it is around me. but that is a thought for another day.

so till my next blog. which by the way i have been doing regurally and seems to help alot also, i will get there from here. i just have to be patient and take this one day at a time.

  
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IUHRYTR 7/28/2009 8:41PM

    Often, when I'm tempted to eat from boredom, stress, etc., I spend 15-20 minutes cleaning some part of the house away from the kitchen. If that doesn't work then I'll walk around the yard for a few minutes, anything to get the mind off of food. maybe this will help readers to tame temptations sometimes. -- Lou

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new day with new possibilities!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

hello guys, well i survived this day. i'm so happy with me. i followed my plan and got in my veggies, fruit, and water. when i woke up this morning i decided i was heading for a new day full of possibilites and i wanted to make this journey all it could be. so here i am. day one in and doing fine. now i can't say how tomorrow is going to be and really i don't want to. each day is a blessing from god and i want to treat it as such. if i want to get there from here i have to earn that place inside myself. and i'm willing to do what needs to be done to get there.

so in closing i want to say thank you. thank you for reading my blogs when really all i was doing was babbling, thank you for giving out hugs and pats on the back when sometimes i didn't feel they where warranted. and thank you all for just being what spark people is all about. when i read your blogs it gives me the insite into myself and i want to do what has to be done. so i'm doing it and thanking god for all my many blessings this sunday and everyday. thank you team, michelle.

  
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BELTONWALKER67 7/27/2009 8:15AM

    emoticonI agree, only today counts! Don't worry about the past or tomorrow, just do your very best today. emoticon

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 7/26/2009 6:55PM

    Good for you!!! I always remember the saying that today is the first day of the rest of your life!!! So you go girl!! Keep knockin' 'em outta the park!!



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IUHRYTR 7/26/2009 6:54PM

    Babbling is OK Michelle, anytime. :) -- Lou

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you can't lose if you begin on the fifth day....

Saturday, July 25, 2009

well my weight stayed the same this week. that is fine as i really didn't start my baby steps till around wednesday and let's get real guys it take a bit longer than that to lose a pound of fat. i'm really just happy that i didn't gain anymore.

doing fine on the water front, needing work on evenings but that is something i've been working on for some time. so maybe i will sooner or later find a cure for that. boredom. what a sad word. no one should be bored. we have so much at our fingertips yet we don't use any of it. so i must work on that.

i want to set a goal for this week of at least one pound. and i have to do that by being honest with myself and my journal. i'm tracking on sp this weekend but it is really hard for me to track on here during the week. i write it all down, and that is ok for now. it has to be, i'm at work all day with no access to a computer and then at night i'm just too tired. i know i shouldn't be but the truth is the truth.

so till the next time. i want to say i'm going to get there from here. somehow, someway, it is going to work. baby steps for me.

  
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BELTONWALKER67 7/26/2009 9:37AM

    I think you have written what many of us feel. I have been around a long time and love the program. My weight had remained steady for several months and then this summer I have gained all I lost back plus some. So, I'm back to logging my foods as of today. I found that really helped me in the past. There are only so many hours in the day and we do need to make choices of what we really want to do and stop letting life get in the way!! Baby steps and one day at a time will get the job done! emoticon

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TRY2CHANGE 7/25/2009 12:58PM

    I started with baby steps. I have alot of trouble with discipline. I havent had it in my life for the past 2 years, and especially not the last year. I havent had to get up at any special time, I could sleep all day or lazy about the couch. I didnt have anywhere I needed to go most the time, so I often spent my whole day in my bed clothes and showered later in the evening, just to put on clean bed clothes. I ate what I wanted, which was usually sweets. I really just had no desire to change things. I was happy being lazy while I waited for the doctors to fix me. I thought to myself, soon as they fix me and IM back to normal, Ill lose all this weight so easy. Man, what lies satan filled me with. Here I am 100lbs later, the doctors state they have no reason to fix me. It's all on me now! So, baby steps. Its a good thing, especialy when still in pain. Thank you for sharing/
God Bless
Jamie

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IUHRYTR 7/25/2009 11:09AM

    True. Little goals add up to big gains. One thought about tracking during the week. Tell yourself you'll add in, say, five minutes worth each night. What you don't get to then add in over the weekend. It's important to see each day so you don't deceive yourself during the week. This way you'll at least log in one meal a day or more and it won't seem so overwhelming. And I'm with you on the water. many days it's hard to reach 8 cups. -- Lou

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