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Thursday, July 01, 2010

emoticonJune is over for another year. I had a few good milestones this june. I hit a new weight low, I joined ww on line, I got new ww books and a great new snack. I made a few more friends, i've upped my exercise quite a bit. So many good things about this past month.

I have had setbacks this month also, because we all know a little rain must fall. I have been circling around my weight this month, I lose I gain I lose again. I have had a number of poor food choices, I have slacked a day or two on my exercise and my spark points.

But overall I have to say this was a great month. Now on to July.

My goals this month pretty much are the same as the others, lose a couple pounds, get in my exercise, work on my sleep. My sleep has been off since the puppies arrived but that too is coming to an end. They are about ready to go to their new homes in about two week. woohoo, yippie, Sorry guys they are taking way too much of my energy. It is like have a house full of infants. Picture it.

So i'm off to get in a good run on the first day of july. I hope all have a wonderful day. emoticonMichelle.

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IUHRYTR 7/1/2010 5:49PM

    Here's to a terrific month of July emoticon. -- Lou

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KNITTABLES 7/1/2010 1:49PM

    All in all a good month I would say. It takes a lot of hard work to look after so many puppies and you are doing a great job with them. Have an awesome Month and you will acheive all your goals this month. Keep it up. emoticon

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    Kids are a ton of work! So are puppies! I have a 14mo girl, and a 2.5yo boy, and I about killed my "dear" husband when he brought home a puppy to congratulate our son for getting potty trained! MEN!!!

Good luck on making July a healthier month!

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KENDRACARROLL 7/1/2010 11:14AM

    Here's to a successful July emoticon
Keep up the good work - goal is near.

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MATTB757 7/1/2010 8:37AM

  Good luck on your journey....have a WONDERFUL July!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

emoticonGood morning. I just wanted to say hello to my spark friends. I have been fine and doing well. I met a coworker yesterday whom is also doing ww. she goes to meetings and I do online but our stories where the same, we shared a few ideas, and had a few laughs. Funny how you work with people all the time, see them say hello, but never really know them. She gets off much earlier then me and she can attend the meeting in our small town. It is at a time when i'm still working and isn't convenient yet. Maybe some day.

I did learn that I can join the Y for 30 dollars a month and no registration fee because I work for walmart. So a perk with the job. 13 years and who knew. Actually I wasn't looking. But i'm thinking about it now. but again time will tell. I seem to get my exercise in at home and i'm doing ok in that department so i may just wait. Especially since joining ww and spending that money, not the mention the new books, calculator, snacks and such i've purchased.

I'm not going to knock myself for the money i've spent. I never spend money on me. I saved and saved for a treadmill and then kept using the money for other things and then out of the blue a friend is selling hers and I got one at a fraction of the price. So waiting worked for me on that one. But this time is for me. I want to reach my goals for me. I intend to do just that.

No more wishing for the "magic number" on the scales. I'm going to grab that brass ring and pull for all i'm worth. The way I see it i'm worth a lot. So i'm off to get in some exercise this morning before work. I love morning exericise and I love the evening. Helps me rev up and then relax. Funny how the time of day can do that to you.


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KNITTABLES 6/30/2010 11:12AM

    So Glad things are working out for you. I got my early morning exercise in and now having breakfast on spark for awhile. Glad you got you treadmill at a great price. You are doing awesome. Keep it up. Sandra

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WENDYSPARKS 6/30/2010 9:02AM

    Hi Michelle, Good luck with Weight Watchers. I use a treadmill at home alot in the cold weather and rainy weather. Good luck!
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IUHRYTR 6/30/2010 8:53AM

    We love our endorphin highs. Glad things are working out for you. Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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Monday and feeling pretty good

Monday, June 28, 2010

emoticonI know this is a monday, usually not much fun. But this morning i've been up bit and i've gotten in my strength, ready to get my elliptical done, and my meals are planned for the day. emoticonSo to my way of thinking today can only get better.

I finally got some emoticon I've been on plan all weekend, and this is a new week. Life is good. My journey is taking over and i'm liking it.

I have vowed yet again not to step on the darn scales until saturday....we shall see. I get so into the daily weighing and it just weighs me down. So as of this morning no more. What will be will be. As long as I do what is needed I shouldn't have to worry. right? yeah right, I did that last week and had a gain. But I did what I could to see change. this week I will see change.

So I'm off. I have much to do this morning before leaving for work. have a great day all my spark friends. I know i'm going to . emoticon

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STARSTRUCKJEN29 7/1/2010 8:06AM

    Hope you're having a great week. Great job keeping away from the scales before your weigh in. It's hard to do! I'm sure the scale will reward you nicely this week for your hard work and staying away from it. ;)

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PATRISNA 6/29/2010 6:22AM

    Michelle I hope you have a great week! Glad you had a good day Monday. I know what you mean about the scale. I have been trying to weigh only once a week.

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JUNEBUG1944 6/29/2010 12:15AM

    Hey Michelle, I'm glad you are having a good day and hope your week is even better. Hang in there, my friend, you'll do it! We'll do it together! Slow, but sure...although sometimes I'm not so sure I'm getting there..LOL

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/28/2010 7:22PM

    I hope you have a wonderful day!! Enjoy it! You've planned well and you are going to succeed. I think not getting on the scale every day is probably a good idea...not that I follow my own advice all the time on that one! ha! Take care and have a fantastic week!!

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KNITTABLES 6/28/2010 1:25PM

    I now weigh myself once a week on Sundays. I used to weigh myself 4 or 5 times aday which really affect your positive thinking. I now go by how my clothes feel and how I look in them.
Good luck and you will achieve your goals this week. I know it.

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KENDRACARROLL 6/28/2010 10:25AM

    Thank you! I'm a proponant for infrequent weigh-ins. My argument, as long as I stay on my plan, which is already proven to work, meaning that I stay within my daily calorie range and complete my self-prescribed activity minutes every day, weight-gain is improbable (not counting of course the natural fluctuations).

My past experience has shown that I am prone to overeat when I show a loss. While some people may find this completely illogical (boy, i'm having some discussions about this with various people here on SP), that is just a fact.

in my opinion, if you track all of your food daily and stay within your range, weigh-ins can be infrequent.
If, on the other hand food tracking is sloppy or you merely gauge your intake, daily weigh-ins are vital.

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    Ug, I used to weigh every day too, and the daily fluctuations got on my nerves! I don't like looking at the scale and seeing only 0.1 or 0.2 losses, or GASP! a 0.3 gain! And yea, you did gain last week, but wasn't it that TOM (if I am remembering a blog entry right)?

Congrats on getting on "auto-pilot", that makes things so much easier. When you can start exercising without thinking about it, when you plan you meals, and stick to them.

Keep it up!

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CKAYTHOMAS 6/28/2010 8:04AM

    You are on the right track! Congrats on all you have accomplished. I just read some blogs from Spark workers who said they don't weigh themselves any more.
I weigh every day when I am home (on vacation this week). I guess I'm addicted to it. LOL
Measure your progress by your energy level, your overall feeling of healthy, how your clothes fit, etc.
Congrats again and keep up the good work,
Cindy emoticon

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/28/2010 8:01AM

    You blog is so refreshing! I am joining the once a week scale check club myself. Let me go move it lol. Thanks for the breath of fresh air! Have a lovely day

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Scales are what?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

emoticonWhat? huh? are you kidding me. All the exercise, all the good eating, all the effort.....Im up this week. Not a lot .6!! I'm just kidding, about the upset. I joined ww online yesterday. I put my new weight in and it told me according to what I did yesterday I was doing fine.

I know it is just a TOM gain and i'm ok with that. That means next week watch out. Since joining ww and now I can use all the tools available to me, I also have new books coming, i'm just so psyched that that little gain is nothing. Just another bump in my road.

So this week I will vow to get in my exersise like I did, drink my water, eat the right foods, and get my sleep. I can do all that and then some. I"m me, i'm strong and i'm going to succeed. I have vacation coming and this is a setback to my goal of being close to my goal weight but that is ok, setbacks are just lessons learned. For me the lesson is no pizza in mass quanities, and no sun chips or anything with salt during that TOM week. lol. I know some of you didn't want to hear that, but the truth is the truth.

So im off to begin my new week. I have spark, ww, and me. what more could I need? have a blessed sunday everyone. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/27/2010 4:57PM

    What a great attitude. Congrats on joining WW and I hope it works great for you and I am sure it will. You will have a successful week in everything that you do because of your strenght. Can't wait to hear how you are doing. so do keep us posted..0.6 lbs gain is great. I can gain up to 5.5 lbs in three day when TOM comes. So I know that it is the salt and the surger cravings that are doing it to me.
Have a great week/

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KENDRACARROLL 6/27/2010 1:06PM

    Water retention most likely. No worries.
I did ww online quite a few years back with great success. I never regained the weight I lost back then, just didn't follow it through to goal at the time.

Have a successful week.

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    Oh WOW! TOM sure weighs light on your scale! Now, I had to have a hysterectomy when I was in my late 20's, so it's been a long time, but I do recall that when he visited me, he was at least a pound. You are one blessed woman!!

And when it comes to blessings, you are also blessed that you're figuring out this journey and trusting yourself. I'm sooooo very proud of you! You're doing sooooooo well!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/27/2010 7:51AM

    I know how the TOM dragon does me but you are still doing great!

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NAKIOMA 6/27/2010 6:51AM

    Sounds like you're getting all your ducks in a row - good luck.....................

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Last chance day: weigh in looming

Saturday, June 26, 2010

emoticonreally this has been an awesome week. I have gone over my exercise calories burned, I stayed on plan, had my pizza and ate it too. I planned for that meal with zeal. emoticonI must add though that it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Oh don't get me wrong, it was delicious, but the grease. Omg, how could I have forgotten the grease. Will I do it again? Oh i'm sure. But this time was enough for a while.

emoticonToday is a day of exercise, and water. I have to flush this pizza grease out, I have to see progress on the scales for this most awesome week. I have never stayed on plan as good as I did this week. I budgeted, weighed, measured, planned. It was in a word "awesome".

So today i'm off to see what I can get done. My grandson is spending the night with his nene and that means swimming, shootball "basketball" and maybe a walk. It will be a nice evening i'm sure. I may have to plan my dinner around an two year old but that should be ok.

So enjoy what this day will bring to you all. I'm off to get my day started and get a few things done before my grandson arrives. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/26/2010 2:52PM

    What a great week and what a great plan for today. Enjoy and congrats.

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ANNESYLVIA 6/26/2010 7:18AM

    First of all... emoticon

I hope all works at for you this week. emoticon

Most of my best memories was the time I spent with my grandparents! I miss and love emoticon them very much. Never underestimate the power of grandparents!

Anne Sylvia,
Mahopac, N.Y.

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/26/2010 7:16AM

  Your plans sound Right On!

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IUHRYTR 6/26/2010 7:00AM

    Sounds as if you will have a wonderful weekend. Have fun. -- Lou

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NUTRON3 6/26/2010 6:38AM

    Have fun!

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