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I had a moment

Friday, January 29, 2010



"Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance." -Dr. Samuel Johnson


I received this quote this morning and it spoke to me out loud. I had the moment yesterday, you know the one.....your going along normal, you've exercised, packed lunch, and a great snack and then it hits.....you want something. That something for me was chocolate. Now i don't usually do chocolate or sweets, not that i don't like them i would just rather have a cookie, cake, or pie kinda thing. anyhow, at work we all buy a bag of dove chocolates to share. I'm thinking i can have two and be done. well six or so later i'm hating myself. Ok hate is a strong word, i'm upset that i didn't stop at two. But i've been down this road before.

I go home, have my measured dinner and my popcorn snack. Guess what i'm back on track. I didn't let that moment get me. I had the dove chocolate (which i have to admitt was awesome), and i moved on. I have set a goal for myself this week of a half pound loss. I find if i set a goal and then try to reach it i do much better. I don't diet, i just live. Yes i measure, i count, and i write everything down, but i'm learning. And most of the time i master.

So the moment is passed, i'm back to sparking full time. and i'm happy with me. And the chocolate monster is gone. Sometimes it pays to give in to the cravings and just let it be. you can pick up where you left off and start again. Nothing in anyof this says to not enjoy food. It just says to do so with a bit of control.

Ok guys, lets give it heck today and everyday. after all we are in this for the long haul, not a moment, a meal or a day. we are here for our lives and this is a lifetime effort. we have to pledge to get healthy for us. Now i'm off to get a bit more sparking in before bootcamp and 30 minutes of cardio. emoticon

  
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IUHRYTR 1/29/2010 1:08PM

    Nothing wrong with a treat now and then. We just need to fit them into our calorie limits. Good for you staying on track. -- Lou

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MCMPOOH43 1/29/2010 11:48AM

    emoticon I agree!! :)

That was from your email reminder on habitforge.com wasn't it?? :)

Comment edited on: 1/29/2010 11:49:27 AM

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THE_JULES1 1/29/2010 11:46AM

    You did good. I was just sitting here thinking about a bag of M & M's. I think I will get some pretzels instead!

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NANC304 1/29/2010 10:22AM

    All things in moderation! I've learned not to beat myself up when I over induldge. I just get right back on track.

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WOOSEL 1/29/2010 7:01AM

    well said, and I agree!

I read somewhere in an article this morning:

Remember it's a journey.

Journey.

Thi
nk about it.

Wishing you the best!

xoxoxo
Woosel

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Just a quick quote to share

Thursday, January 28, 2010



Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win
- Vince Lombardi

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm Forbes

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up. Perhaps you will need to change your plan and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit. Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.

Just had to post this. Speaks for us on spark and our new healthy lifestyles. god bless my friends.

  
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IUHRYTR 1/28/2010 2:30PM

    Quiting is easy, persevering is not. One meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and we meet our goals. -- Lou

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THE_JULES1 1/28/2010 1:46PM

    emoticon emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 1/28/2010 8:59AM

    It's so easy to quit when the going gets tough, but we can do this! Thanks for the motivating words!

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THINNAT1 1/28/2010 6:52AM

    Right! Making goals AND following through is what gets us to the winner's circle! Good quotes!

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carpe diem

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
- Horace

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Saga)

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

My favorite saying is " today is the first day of the rest of my life". This is so true. we don't know what tomorrow may bring we have to grab on to this moment and live life to the fullest. I think with spark i'm finally getting that. I have learned so much through this site, from my friends, and about myself. Each day brings me one step closer to my goals and new possibilities.

I have always been the one to sit on the sidelines and wish to be somewhere else. Or worse wish to be someone else. Since i have taken this journey of renewal i have learned alot about myself. I love to get up and move, sitting still even on a none workout day isn't as option. Oh i like to think i can just sit back and watch but in the end i just have to move. I have learned i enjoy cooking new things, mixing, matching, and trying. But most of all i have enjoyed the time i spend on spark.

I have to be honest i was never a person to chat on line. Just didn't feel right to me. But now on spark i feel like i have friends i can share with and they are just a click away, i have blogs i can vent, type out loud, or just jot down a moment. I have come so far on this site both in weight and my own personal growth. I know that all the time spent here has been worth each moment.

So i'm going to seize this day and make it the best i can. I may not be blessed with tomrrows and i need to believe i have done all that i can to make this day the best it can be. god bless each of you reading this. we all need to seize the day once in a while.

  
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IUHRYTR 1/27/2010 4:32PM

    So true. We should act as if each day might be our last and watch what we do and what we say and practice present moment happiness. -- Lou

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BUSSMOM 1/27/2010 10:46AM

  I am ready to Carpe Diem!

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JMORSE30 1/27/2010 10:36AM

    Thanks for the encouraging reminder. Great post!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/27/2010 8:32AM

    I'll be seizing the day with you! You are doing great and have become dedicated to healthy living. You go, girl! emoticon

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carpe diem

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
- Horace

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Saga)

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

My favorite saying is " today is the first day of the rest of my life". This is so true. we don't know what tomorrow may bring we have to grab on to this moment and live life to the fullest. I think with spark i'm finally getting that. I have learned so much through this site, from my friends, and about myself. Each day brings me one step closer to my goals and new possibilities.

I have always been the one to sit on the sidelines and wish to be somewhere else. Or worse wish to be someone else. Since i have taken this journey of renewal i have learned alot about myself. I love to get up and move, sitting still even on a none workout day isn't as option. Oh i like to think i can just sit back and watch but in the end i just have to move. I have learned i enjoy cooking new things, mixing, matching, and trying. But most of all i have enjoyed the time i spend on spark.

I have to be honest i was never a person to chat on line. Just didn't feel right to me. But now on spark i feel like i have friends i can share with and they are just a click away, i have blogs i can vent, type out loud, or just jot down a moment. I have come so far on this site both in weight and my own personal growth. I know that all the time spent here has been worth each moment.

So i'm going to seize this day and make it the best i can. I may not be blessed with tomrrows and i need to believe i have done all that i can to make this day the best it can be. god bless each of you reading this. we all need to seize the day once in a while.

  
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THE_JULES1 1/27/2010 12:00PM

    It amazes me how much we have in common. I could have been reading about me here.


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My weigh in:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Well drum roll please............down 1.6 from last week. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I have to say I owe it all to the weather and getting outside this week. Not only did it allow me to get moving like i haven't in a very long time, but I gave my body and new plan. Spark does say that changing up exercises every now and then is a good plan. TOday i have to agree. Now next week i may have a new thinking on that. LOL.

I have in the last couple of days come down with a cold and right now i don't feel so special. but i have to say that getting healthy it isn't as bad as it could be. so i'm not going to blog long. i really want to get back to the couch. rest and fluids i need.

so till next time. keep sparking.

  
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EVVYSBABY 1/25/2010 3:09PM

    Yeah!!!!! You are awesome. Get well soon.

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PATRISNA 1/25/2010 7:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon 1.6 is emoticon

emoticon to hear you are feeling sick. Hope you feel better soon. Get some emoticon

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IUHRYTR 1/24/2010 8:01PM

    Down is good. emoticon -- Lou

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JUNEBUG1944 1/24/2010 7:50PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Good for you! That's super! Another 1.6 pounds of ugly fat GONE FOREVER! You rock!

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THE_JULES1 1/24/2010 7:37PM

    Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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STEPHANIEDEAR 1/24/2010 6:05PM

    congrats!

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KYBORN 1/24/2010 5:45PM

    Congrats on your loss!!!!! emoticon

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