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All what we make of it

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

It really is all we make of it. I plan to make it all I can. I have days when i want to just lay down and sleep, but movement is what is needed so i move. I'm moving in the right direction. At least in my mind which is what counts.

Today is my official weigh in for the week. I hope i moved in the right direction this week where that is concerned. I did wonderful all week until yesterday, had a moment.....cheese puffs. But after the moment or two passed i was sick on my stomach, not from guilt from the food....funny how we change. I thought i wanted them, and i have to admit while i was eating they tasted ok, then it hit me, like a ton of bricks. The sick feeling. and then it was over. no more chips, no dinner, still wasn't feeling good after a couple of hours. Lesson learned: not into that anymore, tummy can't handle it. The sad truth is now that i felt like that i won't want them anymore. I guess it was for the best.

So i move forward....onto a new day, new goals and new ideas. so to all my spark friends i say....we can get there from here. It may just take a few extra steps but we have our whole new lives to get there. This isn't a contest on who can reach the goal line first. This is your life. Enjoy the scenery along the way. And as i have learned with the cheese puffs sometimes you can't go back which is great. For me that means i'm heading in the right direcdtion. god bless this sunday. michelle.

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EVVYSBABY 1/10/2010 3:49PM

    I too have changed the food likes. I actually eat fruit now - never really liked it before. Thanks for your quote and we are on this journey together, all of us. Keep moving forward!

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IUHRYTR 1/10/2010 11:29AM

    When we take on a new life, our old ways pass away, one cheese doodle at a time. :)


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PATRISNA 1/10/2010 11:18AM

I am so glad you started your blog with that quote. Reading it was like opening a gift. I used to have that quote as my tag line on my emails! It is very true.

Thank you for reminding me what it is really all about. We all know it is about the journey we are taking and not just one day.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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THE_JULES1 1/10/2010 10:37AM

    Cheese puffs! Yum. I used to love them. It is funny how your tastes change and how what you used to eat all the time, now makes you sick. It really puts in perspective how sick you were to start with.

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JUNEBUG1944 1/10/2010 10:28AM

    Funny after you indulge sometimes, you realize that really isn't what you wanted to do...too late! But, it's over and done and today is a brand new day waiting for you to do wonderful things!

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VALERIENEAL 1/10/2010 8:57AM

    As Dorie from "Finding Nemo" says, Just keep swimming!!! I hope that song is not stuck in your head like it is mine, but alas I need it to be today, so I'm off to Just keep swimming!!

Have a good one!!!

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

True courage is taking another small step each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As I read these quotes this morning how thought of how they are spark quotes. lets take the steps needed to get us to the finish line and beyond. michelle. emoticon

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TITUS2WMN 1/9/2010 10:04PM

    Love Zig Ziggler!!! Great blog!!

:o) Christine

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THE_JULES1 1/9/2010 8:16PM

    Love that Zig! Good quotes!

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ROCKNROBIN62 1/9/2010 5:46PM

    Very encouraging

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JUNEBUG1944 1/9/2010 10:01AM

    Yeah, I like Zig's quote too!

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IUHRYTR 1/9/2010 9:10AM

    Motivation needs to be refreshed every day, often throughout the day. -- Lou

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KIMOOKIE 1/9/2010 9:06AM

    The zig quote makes me smile because it is a great analogy! Thanks, I needed that! emoticon

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TERESA6262 1/9/2010 8:54AM


Thanks! It kind of sums up SP for me!

Go get 'em, Tiger!


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Moving towards our goals

Friday, January 08, 2010

To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Anchors are very useful devices when we want to remain in one place, but too often we keep our lives anchored to the familiar even when we try to set sail.

Today, courageously hoist your anchor and set full sail in the direction of your goals.

I for one am ready to set sail. I have been coasting in the breeze for a while now but today I think i will open my sails and set a course for ME. After all i'm the one that counts on this journey. Not anyone else. I have to do this for me and only me. So one step at a time, one meal at a time, one movement at a time. I'm moving and sailing towards the ultimate goal, loveing myself.

I mean really who can love something that can't move without pain, can't say no to that donut, with every bite you take you are kicking yourself more and more but yet not stopping for one second. really do any of us want to be that person? No we want to set sail and let the wind take us where it will.

Let's set those sails today and head into the sunset. god bless each of you on this journey. emoticon

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THE_JULES1 1/8/2010 12:10PM

    Very good blog!

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NANC304 1/8/2010 9:45AM

    I will join you in your sailing. Together we can sail through this journey!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/8/2010 8:25AM

    Good blog. "Me" is the most important thing in our lives!

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IUHRYTR 1/8/2010 7:52AM

    Let's head toward "Me Land" together and with a positive outlook. -- Lou

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day 5 bootcamp

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Just a quick note, i finished day five and now i'm going to get my cardio. i have to get ready for work so no time to chat. i have made it almost a whole week of bootcamp. i can say i'm proud of me. and believe me there where mornings i wondered if i should do this or not. but i have goals and to get to the end result i have to get going.

i want to wish all a wonderful day. live is what we make of it. i choose to make mine all it can be. god bless.

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JUNEBUG1944 1/7/2010 9:34PM

    Good for you! Keep it up. You will see results. Be patient!

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PVILLELADY 1/7/2010 4:56PM

    Day 5 was painful for me...I'm not into strength training so this is a REAL challenge for me. Doing the cardio is no problem.

Keep up the FANTASTIC job, Michelle!! I am so proud of your progress!


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THE_JULES1 1/7/2010 1:45PM

    Woo Hoo!

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IUHRYTR 1/7/2010 9:19AM

    One workout, one day at a time. keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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Day 4 bootcamp

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Well i've made it for 4 days of bootcamp. so far so good. if only the scales will reflect some of the hard work i have put in. I haven't gotten my 30 min. of exercise the modern way the last couple of days but i have gotten it the old fashioned way.......i worked, hard. I'm in the process of getting my house back in order after christmas. I have had to work so much that this week is the first chance to get anything done. And i must say i have gotten it done. Now i'm back to work tomorrow and the routine begins again.

well guys my husband is now on this journey with me. It actually seems funny him helping to pick out foods, veggies that is, and talking workouts. Now don't get me wrong i'm enjoying the company and help, but it just isn't my Todd. As i would joke to my friends, he is growing up so fast. lol.

I will keep posted on that as the news happens. i'm hoping he will stay on the change as it is kinda nice us working towards a common goal. I would like to think that i led and he followed because of the changes in me.

Good luck to all, we are going to get there from here i just know it.

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JALENMAC 1/6/2010 8:38PM

    emoticonMy husband doesn't need to lose but he supports & encourages me. I love our walks when he is home!

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IUHRYTR 1/6/2010 7:43PM

    That's cool that he is on the program with you. Keep us updated on your and his progress. -- Lou

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LYNDALLAS 1/6/2010 5:30PM

    I wish my husband was into being healthy with me. Unfortunately, he is fit and doesn't think he needs to eat healthier.

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BIBLECHICK 1/6/2010 4:54PM

    Neat! Go Todd! You are already spreading the Spark. Hang in there, your results are bound to come soon.

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