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WE HAVE THE POWER

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

WE HAVE THE POWER TO SEE THIS THROUGH. WE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE IT TO THE END. YOU KNOW THE SAYING IF IT IS TO BE IT'S UP TO ME. THAT IS TRUE OF HEALTY LIVING AND LOSING WEIGHT ALSO. SOMETIMES WE DON'T SEE THE GOOD WE DO THROUGH THE BAD. EACH NIGHT I JOURNAL THREE SUCCESSESS FROM THE DAY. COULD BE AS SIMPLE AS DRINKING MY WATER, GETTING IN MY FRUITS AND VEGGIES, TO NOT STRESSING AT WORK, SURVIVING A TOUGH DAY, TO JUST GETTING UP AND MOVING. IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH GOOD IS IN OUR DAYS IF WE JUST ALLOW OURSELVES TO SEE IT. WE ARE SO QUICK TO PAT SOMEONE ELSE ON THE BACK, WHY NOT OURSELVES? WE ARE WORTHY.

MICHELLE.

  
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SLIMPAM23 11/3/2010 5:04PM

    Hey Michelle!! Thank you so much for the reminder!! And you are right - we are SO good as seeing the good in others....but fail to notice all that is good within us and all that we have accomplished!! I'm patting as we speak!!
Hugs,
Pam

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 11/2/2010 10:34PM

    Michelle, you are absolutely right! We tend to focus on what we haven't done and always always forget what we HAVE done. Perspective.
We can do this. I will help you in any way I can to see the positive, find ways to work on problem areas and accomplish all your goals! You are strong, you are capeable, and you DO have the power!!
Kristi

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KNITTABLES 11/2/2010 2:19PM

    Your so right. we can do this. Thanks for sharing.

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KENDRACARROLL 11/2/2010 10:12AM

    All capital letters today? :)
YES, YOU CAN DO THIS! YES, WE CAN DO THIS!
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RACEMOM576900 11/2/2010 7:48AM

    Michelle,
You are so right! Thank you for posting this bit of inspiration. It will help me through my day.

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Today is my day to plan

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ok, this is the last day of october and the beginning of the dreaded holidays. Mine won't be bad but I need to get myself on plan. I have been pretty good, but I want to be great. This journey has taken me to places I never thought I'd go, and I've eaten foods I wouldn't of eaten before. But you know what? i'm a better person and 21 pounds lighter for it. So never doubt your goals, dreams, or plans. One day you will wake up and be the person you always knew you could be. So i'm off to plan my new month goals.

Michelle.

  
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RACEMOM576900 11/1/2010 8:36PM

    Great idea thinking ahead and making a plan. Holidays are very difficult especially with so many so close together. I think we all need to be strong and support each other as much as possible.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 11/1/2010 11:44AM

    I have given into to believing WHOLE HEARTEDLY that planning is important!! I am "planning" to do the same!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 11/1/2010 10:09AM

    We will make it through the holidays intact!!
You have a new month and I know you will make the most of it. You've accomplished so much and you will continue to succeed!!
Kristi

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KNITTABLES 10/31/2010 9:48PM

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ALYCECOMER 10/31/2010 6:34PM

  Way to be proactive and plan / prepare for the upcoming holidays! :) Good for you! emoticon

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JUDY4652 10/31/2010 5:17PM

    Well done! Shows it pays to plan! Keep up the excellent work!

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Weigh in day

Saturday, October 30, 2010

emoticonToday was my official weigh in day. You know the one, where the scales are calling to you from the other room even before you get your coffee. You walk up to then, strip down (can't have anything extra on those darn things), step up on them, and wham emoticonYour up a bit. Not a lot, but enough to make you want to kick those darn scales through the bathroom wall, you know they are smiling at you. YUp, they win this week. But watch out next week. I'm going to take the lead. Actually i'm only up 0.4 and the month in total for october is 2.2 emoticon So i'm very happy with my progress for the month of October. I mean considering the tootsie rolls, the milyways, the gobstoppers, the donut sales. You get the picture. it could of been a very badddddd month. but I held strong through most of it. and got weak in the knees over the tootsie rolls. Sorry guys, those little chocolate midgees are my fav and have been since I was a kid. to be honest i'm not much of a candy person but those little things call my name.

I'm off to begin my next week, my day is planned, my exercise is going strong, i'm stronger still. so bring on the next month.......oh no,.... emoticon. thank goodness that is only one day of regret....lol.

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 10/31/2010 1:59PM

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Good that you see it in the positive. .4 could be water lol Have a great week!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 10/30/2010 11:04PM

    You had a good month, despite the tootsie rolls! (my DD loves those too!) You've done a great job,and you have made so much progress this month in ways other than the scale! You're doing great and you can continue to do so!!
Kristi

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RACEMOM576900 10/30/2010 10:09PM

    congrats on the progress! You can do this!

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KNITTABLES 10/30/2010 3:42PM

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KENDRACARROLL 10/30/2010 1:18PM

    So your trend this month is down. You're going the right way! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 10/30/2010 9:54AM

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KELLYLEIP 10/30/2010 8:09AM

    Well at least you understand what was your downfall so you can start the day and week off successfully. You'll do it!

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SAMILUVSPINK 10/30/2010 7:53AM

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 10/30/2010 7:51AM

    emoticon You can, I know you can!!!

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/30/2010 7:46AM

  Never look behind you, only ahead! Believe it, achieve it! emoticon

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TBONE13 10/30/2010 7:41AM

  hang in there!!

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What who me?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

emoticonHuh, you talking to me? Yup, I was invited to help co-lead a wonderful team. IT is a team dear to my heart because it is my home state. Team Alabama. what an honor. I've been saying it was time to pay it forward and here is the chance to change maybe one persons mind about living the healthy lifestyle. I want others to see like me it is a matter of your preferances mixed with just good sense and a bit of exercise thrown it. Kinda the recipe for a long and healthy life. we all have this dream to be the best we can be. Some may shout it while others whisper it to just themselves but it is in there. I want everyone to know that with a bit of hard work, Yes people this is hard work, You can make your dreams come true. I don't mean just for weight loss I mean for anything you set your mind to. It is funny how when we lose this excess baggage we carry around we gain a bit of pride in ourselves. We are stronger for having started the journey and then staying the course till it is done.

I have met many people along this journey, some are still with me, some have gone by the wayside to return at a later date. That is fine for them. For me finishing is what this journey has become all about. I don't care that it is taking me longer to learn the tricks then some, I don't care that I still don't have a 10 body even though i'm in a size 4...no people those celebrities you see on tv, that can not be you. we still have scars from our previous selves. I know I have what I like to refer to as my battle scars from bringing two wonderful children into this world. Nope my body image isn't what I started out hoping for but it is still a far cry from where I was. I run now and i'm training for my first 5k, my dream. My doctors tells me I don't have to have blood work drawn for a couple of years again because everything is awesome. So you see, even the bodies we see on tv may not be what we end up with, the ones we are getting are even better, they are healthy.

So I"m honored to pay it forward. I hope I can change one person into the new them they are hoping for.

Michelle.

  
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JESSIELOVE78 10/29/2010 10:37AM

    Congrats!!! emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 10/28/2010 10:26PM

    Michelle, you inspire me each and every day to keep going, going going. Long haul?? You bet!! I'm proud to be your friend, and proud to be part of the Alabama Team!!
You'll be great..you have a lot to offer (and it's about darned time you realized that! emoticon)
Kristi

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KNITTABLES 10/28/2010 3:18PM

    Congratulations, that is great, You will do an amazing job.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 10/28/2010 7:55AM

    Awesome!!! Congrats!

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JUDYFRANCE 10/28/2010 7:51AM

    Just by living it you are an inspiration to all who know you. Good luck with your team and GOOD LUCK running your first 5K!!

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Excellence: isn't that where we are headed?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise,
risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical,
and expecting more than others think is possible.
- Anonymous

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- jlh

I know i'm headed there. I want to reach it with little or no bruising and much glory that I did this. I have succeeded is what I want to say and shout. Each day we take this journey and stay focused even when we trip we are headed for excellence. Those that give in too soon really don't know the actual feeling of success. they just taste it. We that follow this path for a long time, strive for excellence and continue through out we savor it, we enjoy it, we encourage it from others.

Never give in or up. we can see this to the end. You are showing others how excellence can be.

Michelle.

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 10/24/2010 8:08AM

    I needed this!! emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 10/23/2010 10:35PM

    Thank you for being an inspiration to me each and every day. You are showing me that I CAN do this..just like YOU can do it! We might arrived banged up and bruised, but we will DEFINITELY arrive at our destination shouting to the mountaintops that we indeed are a success!!!
Kristi

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RACEMOM576900 10/23/2010 10:00PM

    Great Blog! Thanks for the inspiration.

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KNITTABLES 10/22/2010 1:52PM

    You will get there.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 10/22/2010 8:37AM

    Excellence is only achieved with hard work and a good bit of bruising. Lessons are often hard learned.

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