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survived the weekend

Sunday, August 02, 2009

i survived the weekend and i have to say it was probably because i had to work both days. if i was at home i might of ate my way through it. i did purchase some small bags of chips so that i wouldn't be tempted to eat a large bag, this seems to be my downfall.

i have walked and gotten in my strength training this last week and i'm proud of that. now i can start this week on even ground.

my husband was baptized yesterday afternoon. he has been going to church with me for a little while now and even though he had been baptized catholic he is now baptized and a christian. i'm so proud of both of us and the strides we have made in our lives. not only am i getting the outside healthy i'm also getting the inside healthy as well. sometimes we all need our souls cleansed. i'm so thankful for my family as well as my church family.

so this is a new week and i'm ready for the challenge. i had a gab session with myself and i know what needs to be fixed....if my stomach is hungry i should eat, if my mouth is hungry i need to step back and wait for the stomach to catch up. in when hungry not when the mood strikes.

so want to close with god bless my sp friends and we are going to get there from here. emoticon


It has happened....the dreaded gain yet again

Friday, July 31, 2009

well i gained! here i was talking yesterday about this journey. well it isn't over. not by a long shot. the scales say 143.8. and that is about 4.6 lbs gained. though i know i reality i couldn't of eaten that much food( i did track guys). i also know that this is my pms week and i'm so bloated i could scream. i haven't felt like this in years. oh well such is my life.

as far as my journey. it is still step by step. i just came upon a road block and i have to knock it down. i won't let this turn my thinking around. i want to at this point say the heck with this, weighing, measuring, and exercising and for what? in the real world i know that i have to keep going and maybe this is the kick into high gear i needed.

i had really thought about leaving all the numbers just as they are, but that would be lying not only to you but mainly me. so i did the dreaded weigh in change, inches ( none there either so it isn't muscle), and such. i know this is just a set back. but i have to be honest with all, i really kicked those scales when i saw the numbers. didn't make the numbers change though.

i guess i need to work on a few things and maybe next weeks weigh in blog will be a happy time. oh well no since crying over spilt milk. what is done is done. i can only move forward. baby steps yet again. have a blessed day all. emoticon emoticon


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

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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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