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Another wet day

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Welcome to Alabama, home of the rain. Actually it has been rather hot here and we needed to rain. I just wish it wasn't today. I have plans with my daughter to go walking and we were meeting for lunch before hand. Lunch is ok, but it is the walking. I needed that exercise today. Yesterday I missed my lunch walk because of a storm, and now this. OH well.

I just have goals set for myself and I would like to meet them this week. I don't like the thought of the first week out of the month i've slipped. No not due to me, but still the numbers aren't there. Oh well. life will go on.

i'm off from work today and I'm going to get some things done around here. We have finally a roof on our porch and now i'm going to get that set up. Next screen and that will be that. Life is good at the homestead. My husband has been so into cleaning up his messes and such that i fear I may come home one day and my things will be gone because he feels they are cluttering up the house. lol. actually it looks good around our yard. He had piles by his shed and an old camper that he was going ot fix up. Well all that is gone. I guess he decided he just didn't have the time or money for that camper. He took it to junk. wow what a difference that made.

Small things make big differences. We take small steps everyday and before long we are where we want to be and seeing the results. So i'm off to take a few small steps today. I have goals in mind for this month and I would love to see them come to be. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/2/2010 2:15PM

    One step at a time and we will get there. Good for your husbad in cleaning up the yard, Hope you get you walking in. I doing mine inside cause it it POURING OUT SIDE. Enjoy your day.

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    Small steps ... they do get us where we're going. And that's exactly what I needed to think about today.

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IUHRYTR 6/2/2010 1:23PM

    One positive step here, one there, pretty soon a journey. Keep up the good work. emoticon -- Lou

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/2/2010 11:35AM

    Hey sorry about all the rain. I am your neighbor in Ga and we are getting sporadic rain as well. BUT I remember last year with the drought so I just grin and bear it lol. Do you have any Leslie Sansone WATP tapes. She gets on my nerves sometimes but that 4 mile w/o is ON!! The cool thing is you can do all 4 or stop at one depending on your time frame. Just a thought. Have a great day....

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/2/2010 10:56AM

    You WILL see your goals come true and I will be here cheering you on! It is raining here again today too...I almost gave away that old treadmill that I just didn't have room I'm glad I didn't! It may be hot in the garage but at least I can walk on these stormy days! Other than that I do vidoes, but somehow nothing is the same as walking outdoors...just seems to clear the head!
Baby steps toward our goals, no matter what those goals are, and we will be where we want to be!

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KENDRACARROLL 6/2/2010 10:30AM

    Hey, it never rains here (or let's say hardly ever)...
Maybe you can do your walking indoors (elliptical/treadmill), or maybe just knock yourself out doing those chores around the house. That can be quite an exercise as well.
Wishing you a successful Wednesday.

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June goals:

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Here is another month upon us. Well i'm ready with couple of goals......goal one is to lose 2 pounds this month, not too terrible, and goal two is to keep up the 1750 calorie burn exercise per week. So far i'm going over so I feel this is going to be another simple goal. I have to keep pushing myself or I will get lazy.

So my plan to reach these two goals are as follows: stay on ww and stay on points. Somedays are better for that then others. Get in my morning walks as I have been alternateing with the elliptical. I will also get my walks in at lunch weather permitting, and i'm going to try to keep up the evening runs with my pups. they enjoy that as much as me.

So my goals are atainable and straight forward. now i'm off to begin my month. I have gotten in my morning elliptical and strength which I do five days weekly. No I don't do a lot, but enough.

What are your goals? what are your plans to reach those goals? I will succeed because right now failure is not an option. emoticon

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    Very attainable and simple enough to actually work :)
I'm continuing my goals this month:
Namely, eat within my calorie range and log 300 fitness minutes every week.
It'll be great!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/1/2010 7:54PM

    Great goal and very obtainable!!! My goal is to continue my C25K program this month! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/1/2010 1:35PM

    Great goals, now I have to make mine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STARSTRUCKJEN29 6/1/2010 12:46PM

    Good luck this month with your goals. emoticon

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    emoticon I see goal looming in your near future!

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SLIMPAM23 6/1/2010 12:23PM

    Well - You have the plan and I know you have the determination!! You are one of the most determined SP Friend that I know!! I love that about you!! So - I have no doubt that you will reach BOTH of those goals!! NO PROBLEM!!!

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    You've got it all laid out......congrats thats the way to....Go.
makes the difference......I'm with you....
Much success to you. emoticon emoticon

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Weigh in

Sunday, May 30, 2010

emoticonI'm down another .6 this week. I finally crossed the next level mark. I hit the 130's and i'm on my way to goal. Now I have a bit more to go but i'm closer then i've been and i'm ready for the challenges this next step is going to take. the weight is already coming off slower and it may slow down even more. I'm ready to move and keep it moving.

I have come so far not just in losses but in just learning to like myself. I see the me I want to be and I see the me I am at this point. I'm going to succeed. That is my montra and I will continue with that.

So i'm off to get going on next weeks weigh in. each step I take is a step towards my ultimate goal. I set monthly goals and this month i've lowed the bar a bit to two pounds since the weight is coming off in small increments. So...ready, set, go....... emoticon

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 5/31/2010 10:05AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
This is great!!! Keep up the good work!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/30/2010 10:58PM

    Congrats on the loss!! That is awesome! I"m happy for you. You are close and you will be there soon!!

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KNITTABLES 5/30/2010 2:04PM

    Congrats, you are well on your way my friend, You are doing in the right way. emoticon

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SLIMPAM23 5/30/2010 10:14AM

    Yeah!! Good for you! I am excited for you!! Keep up the good work, you are doing a great job of staying focused and motivated and the scale is showing it!!
Yeah - enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Pam emoticon

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IUHRYTR 5/30/2010 9:41AM

    Every bit lost is a positive thing, right? What's the saying, "Slow and steady wins the race?" emoticon -- Lou

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    emoticon I'm so happy for you!!! emoticon!

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One new years resolution done!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

I had set two new years resolutions this year. I wanted and still want each completed by the end of the year. My two where simple yes, but each has it's own steps to overcome. First was to open a savings account finally, and second was to reach my goal weight....Nope I didn't reach my goal weight but I did open the savings account. I even set up automatic deposits with my work. I"m ready for my future now. Well i'm heading in that direction.

I wish I could of said my goal weight....but alas i'm still about 15 pounds from that one. But I have faith in myself that I will overcome and reach it this year. I'm working hard at it and i've increased my activity level a lot this spring and i'm heading in the right direction.

I hope that before the year is over I will have my next goal met. You know opening that darn account was so easy...took all of five minutes of mine and my hubbies time. Why oh why did I let life get in the way so often? You know what? This journey i'm on is a lot like that. I'm enjoying exercise, cardio most of all, and I'm eating healthy most all the time, I do bend for chips on occasion and a bit of chocolate, it is so easy really to live this lifestyle that I have to wonder what I was waiting for all those years I was so unhappy and overweight. don't get me wrong i'm still overweight, my goal is to have my bmi in the normal range, but i'm happy with me.

I guess that was the hard part. Learning to see me for me. I was so unhappy on the inside that I couldn't make the outside even remotely appear happy. Now i'm happy with me on the inside and the rest just shines through. Thank you spark and spark friends alike for that one.

So it is getting late, i'm tired and I have to work tomorrow. So i'm off to bed. I will succeed with my second resolution. This one is just taking a bit longer is all. You do know good things come to those who wait.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 5/30/2010 10:57PM

    Michelle, congratulations on succeeding at one goal, and congratulations for all the hard work you are doing to succeed in the second. You ARE a success, and should see yourself as you really are!! I know you OFTEN brighten my day by your kind words.
Hang in there! You will get there and you will put a big check next to your second resolution!!

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    emoticon on achieving that goal, Michelle! And we both know that you are going to get the 2nd one too!!

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KENDRACARROLL 5/29/2010 1:32AM

    One of two ain't bad. Granted it was the less time consuming one, but hey, you're well on your way!

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KNITTABLES 5/28/2010 10:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonon setting up that savings account and you can do it for the second goal. Have a great night sleep.

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TACONES 5/28/2010 9:54PM

    emoticon on the savings account and you will succeed on your second goal. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 5/28/2010 9:37PM

    It was, after all, a 2010 resolution and you have more than half of the year to go to lose that 15 pounds. With your determination and positive attitude, you can do that. emoticon -- Lou

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Good morning

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

emoticonJust a quick note. yesterday I got in over my exercise, woohoo, and under my water, emoticonI was so busy at work finishing up projects I just forgot till I got in my car to go home. By then I had about five more to go, yes five. I did my best but No go. I don't like to drink too much before get the picture....

I'm sleeping better the last couple of days, thank goodness. I think it is the walking in the evening and then the swim that is relaxing me enough to sleep great. I really was beginning to worry. Wakeing up at least three times nightly was doing nothing for my beauty rest. lol.

So today i'm off to get my exercise started, get my waters in, and just do what I need to do to get myself healthy and at goal. Have a great day all. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 5/26/2010 8:55AM

    Yes, sleep is a problem for me as well recently. I know the cause - now just to calm my mind enough so all these externals don't seep in during the night :)

Very rarely do I get my 8 glasses of water. (Usually I get around 6 per day) I admire everybody who does.
However, I found that at this time calories and nutrient spread are more important to watch.

Have a great day! You're doing super!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 5/25/2010 2:59PM

    I agree!!! Sleep is VERY important to me!!! I have to stop my water no matter what at around 7pm. WTG with your progress!!

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KNITTABLES 5/25/2010 2:02PM

    Glad your sleeping better, and getting you water in.

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PATTYKLAVER 5/25/2010 8:54AM

    I'll try the swimming; maybe that would help me sleep better.

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    You are taking such good care of you!!!!

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