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weekly weigh in

Friday, October 23, 2009

emoticondrum roll please.......i stayed the same. sorry guys. i'm actually happy with this. this was my dreaded time of the month. i usually gain so i'll take this. it gives my a place to go down from next week. i had two good weeks of loss and i needed to have this i guess. my body knows best. i do believe it will take me longer to get where i really want to be but that is ok also. slow and steady wins the race. i want to wish all luck with thier weigh ins this week. we can do anything we put our minds to.

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TERESA6262 10/24/2009 9:21AM

    Funny, Michelle, the slower weight loss has been OK with me... I think it'll KEEP off. My lifestyle changge has been pretty complete... and though it's a slower pace... I believe there will longer lasting results!

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YATMAMA 10/23/2009 11:33PM

    Hallelujah for no gains!!!!

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BIGDAD1211 10/23/2009 11:22AM

    Great job! I say as long as you didn't go up, then you did good! Can't wait for the next weigh in!
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BEAMISH7 10/23/2009 11:13AM

    That IS a drum-rollable outcome. Staying the same means you didn't gain and you kept up your healthy choices. Good job.

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MISSYCRS 10/23/2009 9:39AM

    I just lost two pounds on my weigh ins

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morning walk!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

emoticonas i was coming back from my long morning walk. (i alternate days..long one, short the next) i was looking at the beautiful scenery. one of these mornings i'm going to remember the camera so all can see what i'm talking about when i say i live in god's country. the sun was up, the trees are changing and the breeze was awesome. the fall flowers are in bloom and the colors are something to behold. but i had a moment of wonder. why would anyone doubt the lord. when you see a flower more beautiful growing on the side of the road then any in your tended bed, when the leaves turn at just the right time of year. smells, the sights. we have magnolia trees growning wild and they are a sight to behold in the spring. i have to stop and ask the age old question why is the sky blue and the grass green? we don't know, we may never know. but that is the glory of faith. i have faith. i often wonder why i don't just take the easy way out of any situration. i pray, i growl, i worry. and in the end it seems to work itself out. i have figured this out this morning while i was confercing with the lord, i walk on faith. i know that deep down all will be as it should and i have no way of changing any outcome.

i give this piece of insight because here on sp we walk on faith with ourselves daily. without it we wouldn't be where we are. we don't really know where we are going or how we are going to really get there. we have the general tools we need, but we really walk on faith. our own and the lords. i hope that i haven't offended any with my thoughts on the lord. he is my savior and my best friend. i can call on him when i'm up, down, or just somewhere in between. and may i say i do that sometimes more than i would like. i know he doesn't mind and when times are too much i ask for his help to carry me along. he is guiding my steps this day and i hope for many more. after all he saw fit to wake me up this morning.

so to all i say god bless. maybe what this world needs is a bit more prayer, faith, and love. with all that we have the recipe for a wonder life. so again i say walk on faith and you will see where it gets you in the end......i say very far. michelle.

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YATMAMA 10/21/2009 6:28PM

    That was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your insights with us!!

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GOSPELCLOWN 10/21/2009 12:58PM

    Thank you Michelle-

We are too often distracted by things and miss all the beautiful blessings given by our Lord. Do we forget to say thank you to Him? Are we lazy? What ever the case, a continual attitude of gratitude goes a long way toward walking in appreciation for His gifts & works.

I am amazed at the difference I experience in a scenic walk (sights, smells, sounds) and then when I watch what is on the evening news. (gunshots, vandalism, lying and war).

Glad you are able be in touch with God's masterpieces are you exercise. Please remember the camera sooon!

All the best,
Karen in BC

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PVILLELADY 10/21/2009 11:28AM

    What a BEAUTIFUL description of your walk! It's a shame more of us (myself included) are too busy sometimes to appreciate what God has blessed us with. Thanks for opening my eyes!!


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spark points!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

emoticoni reached a milestone this morning. 20000 spark points. now that is working at a goal and not giving up. i'm proud of this. i have dedicated myself to getting healthy and even though i haven't met my final goal as of yet. i'm well on my way. spark points to me are like pounds, inches, and such loss. when you gain spark points you are working towards a goal. your own health.....what could be better than that.

the next time you feel like you haven't done much, not getting anywhere, just look at your spark points. if they are adding up......your going down, in weight and unhealthy habits.

enjoy each part of this journey. there will be many, some not so grand and some just wonderful. but learn from each, move on from those that aren't right, live and learn as they say. you will find your groove and when you out world here we come.

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PEPPERLEAH 10/20/2009 9:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NO_SNOW_BODY 10/20/2009 8:58AM

    good way of looking at things

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YATMAMA 10/20/2009 8:55AM

    HURRAY FOR YOU!!!!!! That is GREAT. You are such an inspiration. I am so proud of you!!!


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GABBIE00 10/20/2009 8:33AM

    I started on aug.31 and I have a little over I learn about SP I get more points. emoticonthats great

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LOVESLIFE48 10/20/2009 7:39AM

    Wow, that's awesome!! 20,000 Spark points!! Congrats

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ACATCH 10/20/2009 7:20AM

  Thank you for that because I have been feeling like I am at a stand still and you are right not only have my points added up but I have over a 1000 in just one month alone so I have made progress emoticon

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GRAMSIECAKES2 10/20/2009 7:18AM

    Congratulations on earning 20,000 Sparks points!!! Good job. Merri

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PVILLELADY 10/20/2009 7:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Cha-ching, cha-ching!!! Keep those Spark points coming, Michelle! Congratulations, you're doing a FABULOUS job...


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cold morning!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

wow what a cold morning here in alabama. i must say i hopped on my nordic trak thinking no way was i heading out in this. low and behold here comes my walking buddies with the sad look of no way mom. so i finished my time on the trak and got dressed real warm and out we headed. it was a bit chilly to say the least but once i started running and then walking and running some more it warmed right up. i have to say if not for my walking buddies( my dogs), we, meaning me, would of just stayed inside where it was warm. what would i have gained from that but weight. that is the mind set that got me where i 'm at now. no more of that for me.

i had a loss this past week of about one pound. that is good for me as i have been seeing the scales travel in a bit of the other directions. i had a moment or five where i just wanted to eat what i wanted when i wanted. we all know where that gets us. here yet again. so last week i put my mind back on where i needed to be and here i sit, one pound lighter and still holding strong this week.

so i say to my spark friendsl......let's not give in or up. what got us here is what we must change. and like me if you see yourself heading back in that direction it is up to you to change in mid stream. no one but us is going to get us where we need to be. have a blessed day all. michelle.

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YATMAMA 10/19/2009 1:12PM

    Good for YOU... AND for your furry kids! *APPLAUSE*

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TITUS2WMN 10/19/2009 12:53PM

    "What got us here is what we must change."

So true!!! With all of the crisis that has been going on here for the last month, I am sometimes struggling with thinking I don't have enough time to do this, but, as you said and one of my favorite sayings goes, "If you keep doing what you are doing, you will get what you are getting!!" That can go both ways. If I continue to give priority to my health/fitness each day then I will continue to get stronger, healthier and to lose weight. If I go back to what I was doing before I started SparkPeople, I will go right back to where I was then. Hmmmm...not a tough decision!!

:o) Christine

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IUHRYTR 10/19/2009 11:24AM

    emoticon on your dedication. emoticon -- Lou

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LMCGEEN 10/19/2009 10:40AM

    I need to keep my motivation through the beginning of the cold weather! If I can make it and adjust I will be fine. I think that since you got out and walked this morning I can push myself to walk at lunch!

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PVILLELADY 10/19/2009 9:57AM

    Make you a deal... we'll challenge the other to get outside everyday and get fit! I need my motivation, too! When it's cold out, I don't want to run in the afternoons. If I know you've made the effort to get out, that will push me! Want to try it?


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what a day!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

emoticon i get up get my coffee and sit down at the computer to spark like i do most days. then i reach across, for what i now can't begin to say, just to knock my coffee off the desk and all over my key board. man i was so upset. now i have to smile. i had to get a new keyboard this evening after work because the keys just wouldn't work properly for some reason. lol. then i go to look for some ones i;ve left on the bathroom counter and they are gone. i know i put them there when i got ready for bed the night before. my husband calls and i ask if he took themt. he says no, he calls me at work and says he has found it. my chihuahua has it and is running through the house with it in her mouth trying to keep it away from her brother. lol. i guess it got knocked on the floor and she hid it. just like a woman. ahahah. work was awful. not awful bad, just awful tireing. i'm a pharmacy tech and this is flu season not to mention it is also swine flu hell right now. so this was monday, all day and a full moon on top of that. no full moon really but where i work when it is crazy that is the question asked by all.

tomorrow is my weigh in day on top of all this. i'm back to basics but we shall see. i have to get myself back on track. somwhere along the way i fell off and now i'm running to catch the wagon before it disappears.

i want to wish all a wonderful night. michelle.

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IUHRYTR 10/16/2009 3:47AM

    Aren't we glad that "one of those days" isn't every day? -- Lou

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PVILLELADY 10/16/2009 3:06AM

    Sounds like you had an eventful day! I hope today goes by a bit more smoothly for you.

My daughter is going through Pharmacy Tech school at Fortis College--she should be through by March! It's a small world...

Keep on keepin' on, Michelle!


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YATMAMA 10/15/2009 10:04PM

    Bless your heart! We've had similar things happen and we've sprayed water into the wounded keyboard and then used a blow dryer on cool on it. We've had several of them resurrect!

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