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vacation: see ya soon!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

emoticonwell i'm on my way. this is the evening we leave on vacation for a whole week of peace and quiet. at least that is my plan. my husband probably has other plans. lol.

i will miss all and i won't have access to a computer so i will be going through withdrawal from that. but i will have a lot of catching up to do when i return next saturday i'm sure.

i've joined a challenge to lose 4 pounds this month and so far i'm on the right path but i have a couple to go. so maybe that will give me what i need to stay focused on me during my away time. i know we will be eating out a bit but we have decided to eat in also. so keep your fingers crossed and a prayer in your hearts. i need strength. seems everytime i head to the beach i gain and i have so much to do that i should lose. oh well maybe this is the turning point in my life. after all i have been on this journey for a while now and have most of it down.

so till i return...remember to not give in or up. this journey is meant for a lifetime. michelle. emoticon


WOOHOO...down again this week

Friday, August 14, 2009

well i'm down another pound. of course i've been at this weight a couple of times before but when you have a set back it is nice to know you can pick up and begin again without much agony. now i know when i reach my goal when i start to go up i can also start to come down. kinda takes the worry out of what ifs.

we are off on vacation as of late saturday night early sunday morning. so will be out of pocket for a week. i will be still following my fitness and diet routine. i will have my journal and ww book with me. i also have this great little calculater that figures my points so i have no excuse for a gain next week. i have to tell myself this so i will be sure to do fine. if not oh well i just finished saying what goes up can come down.

i want to wish all a wonderful day. we can and will get there from here. michelle.

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LINDA25427 8/14/2009 11:12PM

    Hope you have a nice vacation. Congratulations on your weight loss. emoticon

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YATMAMA 8/14/2009 7:56PM

    Have a wonderful vacation and congrats on the shed pound!!

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IUHRYTR 8/14/2009 8:00AM

    Steady progress is good. Enjoy your time away. -- Lou

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OUBACHE 8/14/2009 7:55AM

    Vacations are a great time to be more active than usual, even though it can be a challenge to always eat right. Hopefully it will all balance out for you. Congratulations on another loss! Here's hoping for another one next week!

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learning new things...about me.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

emoticonas i was out walking this morning i was having my morning quiet time and thinking about my journey. so far i have come, yet so far i have to go. i've been down, up, and all in between but i've never really given up. i have wanted to more than once, but i just couldn't bring myself to give in totally. i guess that goes without saying. i have become addicted to my morning walks. i have now actually started running along with it. i run, walk, run, walk. works for me and i'm up to a half mile run. not much to some, but miles for others including me a couch potato for many years.

i have even challenged myself with jogging to certain spots before i stop and i enjoy that. for me this journey has been about getting to know me. not only have i lost a few pounds but i've come to know a new side of myself that i really like. i see things differently than i used to and i enjoy life now. i don't sit and wait for it to come to me. i get up and get it myself.

i have learned new things about my religous self, my physical self, and my mental self. where i once was always stressed and cross with people, i'm now more calm and i smile and am more pateint with my family, friends, and such. i can move mountains if i put my mind to it and someday i plan on it. maybe not in this lifetime but in the next. there is no stopping us once we find ourselves.

so as not to waste any of my precious time i will be closing now. i have a new life to get on with. so till next time i'm going to get there from here and if i don't i'd like to think i'm right where i'm meant to be. blessings to all.
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VALERIENEAL 8/27/2009 9:21AM

    Thanks for sharing....

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YATMAMA 8/13/2009 11:08AM

    Isn't it fantastic the way taking a stand, taking control over our health, building a foundation of wise nutrition and fitness habits, arming ourselves with accountability spills over into every area of our lives? I see so much more discipline in me now that I'm holding my own feet to the fire regarding the disciplines of nutrition and fitness. This new attitude is blossoming and bearing good fruit in every arena of life. It sounds like the same has happened (is continuing to happen) for you!

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IUHRYTR 8/13/2009 9:50AM

    You have learned about your spirituality and your mental and physical self. You have reduced your stress, interact more patiently with others and smile more often. Sounds like you have made tremendous progress. Congratulations. :)


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SPARKLOVE 8/12/2009 12:30PM

    It sounds to me like you already moved a mountain of self-doubt! I am rejoicing with you on your progress. JOY

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sunday, new week

Sunday, August 09, 2009

emoticonthis is a new week. i'm so thankful for the last week. i lost pounds, no inches this time, but i'm ready for more of the same. i've upped my running and am enjoying that more than i can say. me, running at 42, who'd a thunk it.

life is good. church was wonderful today. i got the holy ghost for the first time in my life. the feeling is something i can't begin to explain and unless it has happend to you i guess it is something you may not understand. i know some don't believe, or maybe believe is a strong word, but i have to tell you the calmness is something i will remember for all time. i know some think of it as "falling out". we like to think of it as getting the holy ghost as you don't have to fall out, just get lost in prayer. so for those whom don't understand may i suggest you not judge what you don't understand.

as for spark, i'm so thankful to them and my ww for showing me that i can enjoy life without junk, or over eating. i must say sometimes i do on occasion enjoy a bit more of food or junk than i should. have a very blessed day, and keep sparking.


oh happy day...weigh in and spark points

Friday, August 07, 2009

well i'm down 2 lbs this week. of course i've seen this number not so long ago. i gained and now i'm on the back side of it. but i'm coming back down which is great. i also hit 15,000 spark points just this minute. wow what a great day.

spark points mean i've been doing what i need to do to get this done. i just wish i wasn't going back and forth so much. oh well such is life. i will keep trying till i get it right. i know what i have to do it is just doing it.

i'm off today from work and i have to head to the grocery store and restock my stores. i'm going to try and plan a couple of things and not get any chips. since they are my downfall. i did purchase a few single bags this past week and that seemed to work well. actually between my grandson and husband i had two of them and all week and i had them with a lunch of sandwich at work. even when i do this i find that i still have a veggie and fruit. gotta get in the fruit and veggies.

ok now i'm off to get done a few chores before i lose the mometum. wishing all a blessed day.

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SHARON2014 8/8/2009 6:01PM

    You are doing great! emoticon

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