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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

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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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last chance day for this week....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

well here it is again my "last chance day". thank goodness this is only for this week. as this week was not off to a good start i'm only hoping for a slight, decrease. by slight i mean i would be happy for ounces this week. lol.

getting my water as i said i would. and yesterday stuck to plan all day. today i'm off to a good start with water and food is planned till dinner.

i've already got my walk in and i'm ready to head out for my day. wish me luck. tomorrow is just another day and what will be will be. but next week just wait and see. michelle.

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IUHRYTR 7/23/2009 1:19PM

    Alright! You stuck with your plan. Good going. -- Lou

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CINDYHOUGHTON 7/23/2009 10:02AM

    Hang in there girls we are rooting for you. I know you can do it. Today is your day to make a difference in your life. Go for it!

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new steps

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

emoticoni;ve had a moment and i have decided i better get this thing in gear. this thing being me and myself. so i will start where i left steps. water, water, water, is one of my lacking areas. i haven't been as good as i could of been, as my niece would say, and i need to regroup. i did fine yesterday, i thought, until i tracked the food from the evening. not so fine. i think it was the blue bell icecream that sent me over the top by about 300 calories. yes, blue bell is a treat here in the south. and you just can't get it like that most anywhere. but if i'm to stay where i'm at and then proceed down, i may have to limit that intake. darn, darn, darn.

as of today i'm on the water kick again. i have been slipping back to the diet coke hole and now i need to get back on track. i do fine with fruits and veggies, so i will continue on that , but really people water is the way.

so say a prayer for me and i must be heading off for my morning walk. the dogs are getting restless. they look forward to this time of day and i must say they keep me on my toes. so till next time, i'm going to get there from here. michelle.

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2BSALLYB 7/22/2009 1:21PM

    YOU WILL DO IT!! Keep taking those steps!! Whether those steps are big or small, they'll still all get us to where we want to be.

Praying you have a really good day.


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TAMATHA* 7/22/2009 10:07AM

    Drink that water! I know what you mean about Blue Bell. It calls to me be during the night. Bad ice cream! But oh so good. I've switched to sherbet--- for awhile. Good luck on your journey~!

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IUHRYTR 7/22/2009 7:52AM

    With your positive attitude there is no doubt you will succeed. Remember that every second of every day offers a new beginning point.


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