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I'm getting back up: again

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Our greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius [quoted by, and often attributed to, Oliver Goldsmith, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nelson Mandela]

emoticon emoticon Ok I went to the grocery store and I spot a bag of cheetos. Now I know me, I know my control over such things....does that stop me? nope. I buy them, I have a plan. One serving, that is what i'm going to have, just one. Ok, I meant a serving not a bag. But again I ate the bag, yes the whole darn thing. So this morning I wake up and I have decided it is time to make changes. In me that is. I now know I can eat just one piece of pizza and be full, I now know I can't buy any big bags of chips. The tiny ones at the checkout will have to suffice if I should want any. See this is a journey, i'm learning about me. Did I beat myself up over this? nope, I just picked up where I left off and started fresh. I finished the evening out just as I had planned.

I gave me the pep talk, this one day would not undo all my hard work. So now it is up to me to make this week, this month, or this year a success. For me it is in the planning. IT is also that I don't dwell on the negatives but the positives of my day. even though I had that bad "moment" I had successes also. I got in my exercise, I rested with a nap, I got in some great shopping, got my water, enjoyed family time at pizza hut and stuck to my game plan for the meal. So I have to take what i've learned from this a move forward.

I know there are some who never seem to fall down. Well friends i'm not one of them. I fall all the darn time. what sets me apart from them? I get back up, dust off the dirt, and start over. The trouble with never falling down is you don't know how to pick yourself up.

So enjoy this extra hour today with a book, an extra few minutes of exercise, or make a healthy meal and have leftovers for the busy week we all know is coming. That is my plan anyhow.

MIchelle.

  
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SLIMPAM23 11/8/2010 12:10PM

    I am unfamiliar with those who hardly every fall!!! I am that chick on the other side of you picking myself up AGAIN!!! I bought cheetos too. They were baked and I hardly ate any of them on Saturday and I wasn't counting calories!!! But I SHOULD have left the rest of the bag up at my mother's....but I didn't!!! They are back at my house - peeking at me every time I open the pantry door. Not my best move, huh? Well - At least I feel a little better knowing that I am in good company this time!!
We WILL overcome!!
Hugs,
Pam

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 11/7/2010 6:14PM

    Well you know I am not one of "them" who NEVER fall down!!! Thanks for the blog and I appreciate you!

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KNITTABLES 11/7/2010 2:30PM

    Great blog, all good in moderation and getting to know yourself better. Enjoy that extra hour. I spent mine trying to fix this darm computer and I should have been sleeping. take care.

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KENDRACARROLL 11/7/2010 12:14PM

    You're right, a bag of Cheetos won't ruin your life. Hope they were good :)
Are there really people who never fall down? Maybe they're just not honest enough to admit it...
Hope you have a super Sunday!

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IRISHEI 11/7/2010 8:55AM

    Well, I sure do understand. I love good healthy food, but I also love the snacks.
Had brown rice stir fry last night and it worked well. Then my friend had brought over dessert when we got back from the eating out. Well, I had a half of a cupcake. Can you believe it? It really did not even taste good. Just a bad habit. So, I too can relate to you. It is not easy, but we do pick ourselves back up and DECIDE we will do it and plan to move forward again. Today is the first day of the rest of our live. emoticon
emoticon ENJOY your day and extra hour too! Life is good. emoticon

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 11/7/2010 8:35AM

    Atta girl! Keep moving forward, learning lessons. Figure out how to keep track of them so you don't have to re-learn them. You're going to make it!!!!

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DARLENEK04 11/7/2010 8:03AM

  Gee Michelle, I dont know anyone who doesn't stump their toe
now and then....
Usually I will do well until (someone who shall remain ahhh
anonymous)(and nameless) but his initials are David....comes
home with some ice cream like last week: Pumpkin caramel crunch
I believe it was. So I had one serving and quit.

I don't think he realizes he is sabotaging me, and then I do
myself...I just have to say no...and after today, I am going
to be on his case about his weight too...lol...maybe reverse
psychology will work.

Off to church...should be interesting....I have been up all
night long.

Darlene

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RACEMOM576900 11/7/2010 7:40AM

    Way to go Michelle! My downfall is donuts- so I don't buy them. And you are so right. If you don't fall once in a while you don't know how to get back up again. You don't learn how to deal with those shortcomings. The important thing is realizing what went wrong and having a plan for the next time! I look at it this way, I have another hour to work out today! Have a great Sunday!

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quotes to share

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Our greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius [quoted by, and often attributed to, Oliver Goldsmith, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nelson Mandela]

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
- Vince Lombardi

Stay in the game - keep playing.

  
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TENACIOUSTIGER 11/7/2010 8:51AM

    love your quotes i have borrowed some for my page, i love the ones about falling down and getting up again thanks, have a great day emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 11/6/2010 8:33PM

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KNITTABLES 11/6/2010 2:58PM

    Great quotes, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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KENDRACARROLL 11/6/2010 10:51AM

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Stay in the game & keep playing. I'm on my way to play at the gym for an hour. Class is at 8:30. Ugh, I don't really like mornings!

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CHINAGAL 11/6/2010 10:12AM

    Reading this was a great way to start my day! Thanks.
Edna

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RACEMOM576900 11/6/2010 9:23AM

    What wonderful inspiring quotes to read this beautifully overcast morning! Thank so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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JATHUENER 11/6/2010 9:14AM

    thanks for reminding us not to give up but stay in and you will keep edging forward---julie

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LUCKYLADY777 11/6/2010 9:10AM

    Thank you for sharing, good wise words to wake up to in the morning........ emoticon

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SOOZYBUG 11/6/2010 9:05AM

    I love Stay in the game-Keep playing!!

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SPARKFIT4LIFE 11/6/2010 9:02AM

    emoticon for sharing those.

Have a great weekend. emoticon

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Halloween = gain

Friday, November 05, 2010

emoticonOk, the bucket is empty now, most of which I must say is in me. emoticonCan we say...thank goodness that is over with. Now I must move on. I have a new challenge that began this morning. It runs through Dec. 31. which happens to be the day I had picked to finally reach my goal. So i'm ready to get this part of my journey over wtih. I'll do what is needed to get from here to there. I may still have a few bumps in the road and I may veer off my path every now and again, but i'm committed to making this journey all it can be. I feel like I haven't given it my all. I've kinda skimmed through this last month and i'm ready to take on november with all that I have within me.

work has been crazy, pharmacies and first of the months, nuts to say the least. My meal planning hasn't been what it could be. I'm kinda grabbing and going. Quick fits the bill. I have grabbed emoticon emoticonWhen I should of been sitting down and having emoticonand emoticon So i'm going to do this as it should be done. I need to start planning for the weeks ahead and making sure I have on hand what is needed.

I'm going to get there from here. I just have to give it some thought and planning. Hey I can do that.

Michelle.

  
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 11/6/2010 7:51AM

    YOU ROCK!

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DTPARKER202 11/5/2010 7:42AM

    LOL, I can't stay out of the bucket, either! At least the damage wasn't too bad...

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The courage to continue

Thursday, November 04, 2010

From caring comes courage.
- Lao Tzu

emoticonEach morning I get up and the first thing I see is me. The me that is wondering if this is really me. I mean I see the face in the mirror, but I see a thin face looking back at me....i'm not thin. I'm a bit chunky to say the least. But you know what? I"m not. I'm thin. Really i'm about to goal and the me I see each day is probably the me i'm going to wake up to for as long as I allow myself to stay healthy. I choose to stay healthy forever. I'm enjoying this ride. I love to exercise, I enjoy healthy foods, really I do, and I enjoy the energy I have now.

If I didn't care about the me im working towards I would of given up at the first sign of struggle. the first sign that I was stuck at a plateau for over a month, the first time I over did and showed a gain (now that is a regular monthy thing every now and again). I have moments of weakness. Moments where I eat a bit too much. Ok, a lot too much. You know the ones i'm talking about the moments where our eyes are so much bigger then our stomachs. The moments where I may have a soda instead of the water I really should be having. the halloween candy that I have a bite of now and again. I'm not perfect. I have struggles, and some of those im still working on. But i've never given up. Oh i've thought about it. I've often decided that I'd much rather eat that junk then worry about what i'm eating.

emoticonBut i've stopped, woken up from the moment, and decided I was going to do this. I was going to see the magic number, I was going to reach my goals, I was going to see me the way I want to be seen. I was going to look in the mirror one day and like the me looking back. Well i'm there. I can't say I see the me looking back yet...i'm working on that. The mind can be fickle with weight loss, but i'm enjoying the ride.

So don't give up just because you have "moments", after all what a boring ride this would be if each day was like the last.

Michelle.

  
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TENACIOUSTIGER 11/7/2010 8:56AM

    love this yes we have to care about ourselves and from there we will finf the courage to make the changes that we need. emoticon

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    emoticon Thank you for the great blog. emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 11/4/2010 9:11AM

    My friend, you do have the courage to do this. You ARE doing it, each and every day that you put yourself first. You know what you want to achieve and you have found ways to get there. Keep working on seeing the YOU that everyone else sees. One day, like magic, she is going to appear and when she does, welcome her with open arms. A number is just that..a number. Sure, we all have one in mind that we want to see, but it's just a general idea. It doesn't show us who we are...what we can achieve, how strong or brilliant we are. The struggles are always going to be here, the success lies in not giving up when you hit the bump in the road, but allowing yourself to be "less than perfect" and moving on.
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Kristi

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When all else fails: continue

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.

- W.J. Camero



Persistence. Persistence. Persistence

None of us are perfect. I know reading blogs, looking at pics, seeing the makeovers of all the success stories. These great people all have had to overcome challenges. Anything worth having in this world we have to work for. I know some want to take the easy route...you know there really is no magic pill for that....and then there are the rest of us. we get up each day with a new feeling of "I can do this", and by george we can. We just have to plan, fall down, pick ourselves back up, dust off our butts, and get back at it.

I know that I could of taken this weight off in a lot less time. But i've had "moments" oh so many it seems. I have to be honest though it was those moments that got me to this final lag of my weight loss journey. No, i'm not at the finish line....will I ever be? I hope not. Maintenance is lifetime and that is where I want to be. I read a message board last night that kinda bothered me...it was a women who had reached her goal...she is so low in weight that to stay there she eats only at home, very few calories, no eating out....she made that choice. she said she would rather be thin then to eat that other food. Now for me that isn't an option. I want to enjoy life. I want that piece of pizza, that snack size chocolate, those chips on occasion, I want to go to a cook-out and eat a hamburger. I want to enjoy the full extent of life. If that means i'm going to be at the top of my weight range well that is where I will sit.

We can finish this journey with ourselves intact. I have come so far and not just in weight, this journey has been about mistakes, healing, options and most of all CHOICES.

So when all else fails....continue.

Michelle.

  
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TENACIOUSTIGER 11/7/2010 8:54AM

    i agree with you, thanks for your blog its hard to find the balance between trying to stick to your plan and eat clean and living life but we have to keep on trying. emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 11/4/2010 9:14AM

    Well said, and I agree!! I want to be healthy..not live my life in a bubble!! Perfection is different for everyone..we all just have to figure out what it is that WE seek and how we can get there. You are doing an amazing job!!
Kristi

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 11/3/2010 7:28PM

    Very well said, Michelle! I agree that I prefer to be at the top of my weight range if that's where I can be healthy and HAPPY. Skinny might be nice, but happy and at peace with myself while I enjoy life is soooo much nicer!

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KNITTABLES 11/3/2010 12:42PM

    Thanks for this blog and your words.

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KENDRACARROLL 11/3/2010 11:09AM

    That's why it's probably a good thing to take time on this journey. Your head needs to catch up with your body. If your head's not there I think maintenance is hardly possible.

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RACEMOM576900 11/3/2010 9:39AM

    I so agree with you. What good is it to be "skinny" and not be able to enjoy the things we like? Being healthy is not about being "skinny" but being energetic enough to enjoy those activities you like to do, being comfortable with your body, and really knowing who you are with in the body. It does encompase the body, mind, and soul. Thank you so much for this blog.

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JUDYFRANCE 11/3/2010 8:58AM

    Thanks for your words. It IS about having fun on the journey, too. I wouldn't do it if it wasn't fun. I love the quote - it is pertinent for me today. Thanks.

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JESSIELOVE78 11/3/2010 8:38AM

    I agree with you too. I think everything needs balanced in life and food. We need to remember that when we fall, get back up. Thank you for the great blog!!!
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MICHELLYD 11/3/2010 8:28AM

    I'd have to agree with you there. I want to be able to enjoy life. Continuing seems to me to be the best choice. When I go to that cook out, I'm having that burger and hope you do to. I'll to extra situps if thats what it takes. You go girl!!
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