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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

emoticon as I sit here typing this blog i'm thinking what a nice couple of days i've had. I have stayed on plan, gotten in some exercise, I say some because I really could of done more.

spent yesterday at the hospital in the morning, my grandson had tubes in his ears. He is fine and you would never know he had it done. The wonder of being two. I had to then go to the doctors for myself to have a recheck on a pap test. The last one didn't come out quite right. He said i'm on the very low end so he feels this is just a precaution. I say for the precauthion he can do this as many times as needed. To sum up I had no time. Then today I got some work done at home before an appointment for me. I got a new cut this time. It was time. We are going to let it grow out some and then watch out. But for now she did a great job on me. I think after a certain point we all have to take the time for us. JUst something small if that is all you can do. shoot the hair made me feel like a million bucks today.

Then to top off my wonderful day I wore a pair of levi jeans that i've had in the closet for some time. I always said the size was wrong when I bought them. Well hello spark they fit now, and they are loose. I'm glad I decided to put them on this morning as in a bit they may be for the goodwill. emoticon It is funny but I had the gain this past week and it seems when I take measurements they don't change. Well there sure are changes going on here. Spark always said to keep a piece of clothing around and weekly or monthy try it on. I can tell you this is a big boost to any self esteem.

I intend to get some much needed exercise in tomorrow and then my weigh in is sunday. I"m going to see a loss, nothing less will do. I'm going to get there from here, one day at a time.

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IUHRYTR 3/3/2010 9:07PM

    You are making impressive progress. Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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    That's right! You are. You are headed in the right direction. You are doing the right things. You are taking such good care of you. Keep up that great work!

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A few quotes to share

Monday, March 01, 2010

No one is in control of your happiness but you
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

Regrets are the tears of choices not made and of good deeds left undone.
- Jonathan

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PURPLELVR7 3/1/2010 8:18PM

    Thank you

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THE_JULES1 3/1/2010 3:49PM


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HIDIANE 3/1/2010 11:28AM

    Excellent post, thank you!!
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IUHRYTR 3/1/2010 8:32AM

    "Regrets are the tears of choices not made and of good deeds left undone." - Jonathan

How wise. For we truly do regret forever not doing what we know in our heart we should have done. Thanks forthe reminder we need to follow our feelings and do what is right, for us and for others. -- Lou

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    Consistency ... it's going to get us to goal ... and keep us there! Thanks for posting these. What a great way to start the day!

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LADYPIPPIE 3/1/2010 6:52AM

    Thanks for posting these quotes.

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TATTER3 3/1/2010 6:51AM

    LOVE it!!! Thanks for posting! Have a great day!!!

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I may be up in weight but i'm not out

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Well it is official i'm up 2 pounds from last week. emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm up but i';m not out. I would like to think this is a learning experience for me. Now I have to use my new word HALT, get in more exercise, and a lot less snacks. I would also like to blame this gain on my emoticon but I would be just shifting the blame and not hold myself accountable. Let's face it guys you can't lose if your snacking everynight after dinner, and I don't mean a lite snack....I mean a SNACK.

So now that the moment of upset has passed, not at the scales at myself and my lack of control for the most part, i'm ready for this new week. I'm off to a wonderful start (of course today is my first day of the week), and we all know it can go anywhere from here. But I have the gumption to get there and I have more than enough energy, fight, and ambition for a couple of us right now. I can see the goal just over that next ridge and I so want to get there.

I sat on spark last night for the first time in a long time and read through some of my journal entries. Do any of you journal? It was a picture book to my past, the struggles I had my first year of this journey, the ups, downs and a lot of inbetweens. It renewed me for the next leg of my journey. I'm ready to begin again. For me sometimes it gets to a point where I want to just give in and say the heck with it. The work seems to hard, the weighing, measuring, and counting is too much work. The the lightbulb goes off once again and I know it is all worth it in the end.

Oh yes, there will be an end, maybe not in the final, finished, kaput, kinda way, but an end to the dislike of oneself, the end of the tiredness you feel from just plain being lazy, the lack of interest in most anything. Oh yeah, I see that end. I still have to pinch myself when I look in the mirror sometimes to let me know that is me and not the almost 180 pound woman that I loathed. Nope this is the new me, the me that wears a size six, in jeans, the me that gets up an hour early for work to have a coffee and a cardio sessions. This is the me that eats carrots and veggies like they are the milk chocolate of life. Oh yes sir, i'm going to get over this ridge, and when I do, watch out. You will hear me shouting from Alabama to my friends in Canada and the greater US.

I'm going to quit this blog now, I could go on and on today and I really don't know why. I guess my sense of being I have come to understand is a part of me and I have spark, the challenges, and my friends on here and off for the support and the pushes I get each leg of my journey. I'm going to get there from here just you wait and see. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 3/1/2010 11:34AM

    Good for you for sticking with it. It sure is disappointing when we gain back some of the weight we've worked so hard to lose! I keep threatening myself that I'm going to duct tape my mouth if I eat in the evenings!

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WALNUT5612 2/28/2010 1:10PM


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WENDYSPARKS 2/28/2010 12:31PM

    Keep up the good work! You can do it! Have a nice day, from wendy

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IUHRYTR 2/28/2010 12:26PM

    emoticon on the new self-awareness and determination. Take things one meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time and you will be successful. -- Lou

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    emoticon How awesome to see you taking such good care of you!!! You are going to make it to goal and maintain!

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Here I sit, evening before weigh in....and i'm wondering did I get it done this week? why do I do this to myself? I tell myself about Wednesday that if i lose I lose, if not it will be ok, then comes the dreaded saturday.

I'm done with this nervous pity on myself. I've come so far and I want to go so far. I have goals, and things left undone. If I don't get out of my own way it doesn't get done. It is as simple as that. On my ww team I learned a new word HALT. It means H: hungy A: angry L: lonely T: tired. If you find you are standing in front of the fridge or pantry you use this word. HALT. Then decide, do you really want it, is this a feeling or am I really hungry? Used it this evening after dinner. I"m drinking water. One moment saved from temptation.

I have saved and saved for a new treadmill. New isn't really the word I should use, a treadmill as I don't own one yet. Anyhow I finally succeeded. Next weekend when i'm off that baby I have been eyeing from my walmart is coming home with me. No more wondering what i'm going to do on rainy or cold days. Don't get me wrong I have a home gym with a few items currently....elliptical, bike, and weights. THe nordic trak doesn't reccomend using daily only everyother, and the bike loses its appeal to me after say 15 min. Now I can get back to running and bypass last summers distance. emoticon

Well that is it for this evening. I wish I had some exciting story to share, or joke, but alas I had to work today and nothing but rushing to note on that. Did stock up for the coming week with healthy foods though after. So I will end this blog with a heartfelt i'm going to get there note and crossing my fingers for tomorrow and my date with the scales. emoticon

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TREESA57 2/28/2010 7:03AM

I had a ww soup day yesterday and gained a pound this morning. Ugh! I guess my treadmill is going to get a good work out today. The cabbage must be fermenting in my tummy, I must run to get it moving.I sure hope it waits until I am done! Have a good day and good luck on your scales.

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IUHRYTR 2/27/2010 9:00PM

    "Now I can get back to running and bypass last summers distance." Love your determination and will-do attitude. With that kind of thinking you are already a success and continue progressing toward your goal. Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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MAMAPAT3 2/27/2010 8:51PM

    Yes, day before weigh-in. Had a splurge day yesterday; and just plain ate too much today. Ate til I felt too full. Haven't done that in over 2 months. Good luck!

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New me update

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I did it, I set my goal, drew up a plan and posted it where I can see it daily. I did fine yesterday and today i'm off to a great start. Getting in 30 min. of cardio is a big help. We shall see after this weigh in. I drew up a plan for the day and followed though with food, exercise and such. It is an awesome feeling to make it work. Now on to day 2, one day at a time.

So if you need to begin again, sit down and come up with plan you can follow and then just do it. I'm off to finish my exercise and then get ready for work. we are going to get there from here, I know I am.

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IUHRYTR 2/25/2010 4:54PM

    emoticon One positive day at a time. -- Lou

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THE_JULES1 2/25/2010 11:41AM

    You are off on a streak! Yay!

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KELLIGIRL523 2/25/2010 8:46AM

    You are absolutely right! A GOAL, without a PLAN, is simply a wish. You're on the right track! Good luck.

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