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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

emoticonI feel a bit cheeky, I haven't blogged in a bit. Not that I didn't want to I just didn't have the time. Now I still found time to eat right, but my exercises leave a lot to be desired. I wish I could say it was because of great moment in my life taking up my time, but alas it is just too many pups to care for. Between changing puppy pads, feeding, cuddling 16 puppies and that takes about an hour each morning i'm not left with much energy for me. At night my one thought after taking care yet again is going to bed. But alas the light is at the end of the tunnel. they start going to new homes today. Thank you lord for that. Don't get me wrong I love each one in kind but enough is enough. Momma's don't know it yet but they are going to the vet as soon as the last pup goes.

My exercise has been thrown for a loop this week and i'm off to find a way to get it back. this morning i'm going to get in a bit of walk/jog, I've done strength and that is a bit more then i've been doing. I have gotten a walk in at lunch here or there but nothing like I was.

So i'm still here, still plugging along, and still heading for my magic number. It is just taking a few side roads along the way. I wish each of you a very spark filled day.


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KNITTABLES 7/8/2010 3:38PM

    You have done a lot of work taking care of those 16 puppies and I am glad your able to find home for them and you can get back into a good routine again.

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JACQUIEANN1 7/7/2010 2:26PM

    in my mind caring for 16 puppies IS exercise one is exhausting me

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SLIMPAM23 7/7/2010 11:46AM

    Glad to hear from you and also glad that the puppies are going to their new homes - I am sure that they will make all those families very happy. If I'd known that you needed a little exercise - I would have made today "cardio" day!!

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KENDRACARROLL 7/7/2010 11:11AM

    Well, it's not a straight road we're traveling. Detours seem to be built into this journey.
As long as we're going forward, I think we'll be okay.
Have a great day.

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IUHRYTR 7/7/2010 9:43AM

    We find time for what is important and now that is your pups. Soon, though, things will be back to normal. -- Lou

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 7/7/2010 8:09AM

    Morning Michelle
I wish I could blog more. My job requires a log of documenting which means typing so sometimes I have lots of things to talk about but I just dont wanna type lol
OHHHHHH the puppies are leaving. That is a lot of work! I did not think of it like that until you explained. I thought about breeding sasha but SHE was enough work by herself. Well despite all of that you are doing great in my eye.
Keep up the good work I am trying to get rid of emails before we get out in the HOT weather here in DC

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First weigh in Since joining WW

Saturday, July 03, 2010

emoticonThis week has been great. I lost 2.6 and i'm feeling like I could take on the world. Why is that? you gain and you feel like you have lead in your feet, you lose and suddenly the world is a better place. I mean I didn't do anything too much different then last week. Of course last week was TOM and that can wreak havoc on the best of us.

I'm at a new weight now. I mean a really new weight. What if I fail? what if I can't keep this? what if this is a fluke? anyone feel like this when you hit a new low? I mean a new weight low guys, because right now i'm on top of the world. I"m patting myself on the back, i'm planning my new week, i'm just so happy for me.

I mean I can brag, I did this myself. I had the tools and I used them. that is the key, using what we are given. between WW on line and spark how can I go wrong. Oh I know i'm going to have weeks, months, and moments of pure torture, pure bliss, just pure hard work. but in the end it all begins and ends with me.

I'm off now to begin my new day, new week, and new motivational speech to myself. I have puppies that need feeding and cleaning and I have to work today till four, then my holiday begins. The puppies have only two weeks left and then they go to their new homes. I must say thank you jesus for that. this is a lot of work. Who knew pups would be more work then babies. Well add in the total (16) and that could be the reason. lol.


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KNITTABLES 7/3/2010 1:51PM

    A job well done, congrats. Keep up the great work.

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KENDRACARROLL 7/3/2010 12:45PM

    Congratulations! Great job!

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IUHRYTR 7/3/2010 8:52AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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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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