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Friday, December 10, 2010

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Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote ... Jonathan Lockwood Huie

December 10, 2010

Insights for living Simply An Inspired Life

Dear Michelle

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

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

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- jlh


My weigh in was this morning. I"m back to where I was at the end of last month. So to me basically i'm starting at ground zero. This is good. I now have a beginning and maybe an end is in sight. Yesterday I was having the day of all bad days. Nothing went right and then i end my day at work by upsetting a customer. Now yes, she got me first but that is still no excuse. I took my mood out on her. I felt like crap all evening about it. Lesson learned here: no matter how bad your day is don't thrust it onto someone else. today is a new day. My finances don't look much better today but again this is a new day and I will get through this rough patch with a bit of creativity just like always. So my motto today is "onwards and upwards". I can't give up on me now.

So today is fresh, new, full of wonder and awe. I will give it my best and I will give my best to all that come in contact with me today. Onwards and upwards.


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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/10/2010 11:52PM

    You can do it! Oh, boy, do I know those days...a customer starts it, they are rude, obnoxious and generally a pain...and every once in a while I let it get to me and the smile fades and I say something I shouldn't have. Yeah, been there. Then I feel bad about it because well, just because they were obnoxious was not an excuse for me to get short tempered. Doesn't happen often, but still...
Keep hanging in there...things will get better. Another word I like when things are looking hopeless is TEMPORARY. I remind myself that it is not going to last.

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JUNEBUG1944 12/10/2010 12:54PM

    Gee, you liked this blog so much you posted it twice... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JESSIELOVE78 12/10/2010 10:53AM

    emoticon. you are doing emoticon!!!

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- jlh

I had a wonderfully successful day yesterday. Of course I worked till nine and it is hard to run back and forth to the pantry when there is none. lol. I did get in about 60 min. of cardio and some strength yesterday before I headed to work. Funny how that makes you feel so much better. this morning I was having a moment, not a food moment but a everything is going wrong moment. You know the one, where you blame yourself for past mistakes when you can't go back. You kick yourself for decisions left undid. this is my pms time and i'm really feeling it. my moods are all over the place. The day before yesterday I wanted to kick something or someone. lol. Yesterday I was on top of the world, this morning i'm a mass of tears.

I have to be honest, this time of year doesn't help. there is never enough money to pay the bills let alone buy gifts. I get stressed and then it happens.....i get down on myself. Ishould of done this, or why didn't I do that. Well I can't go back. I can only go forward. Same with my weightloss, what is done is done. I can only move ahead and try to not make the same mistake twice. Isn't it funny how your life and your journey walk hand in hand. Get strong in one area and be strong in others.

Today is my day to stand strong. I can't go back, I won't beat myself up over it. What is done is done....but watch out....i'm coming full steam ahead.


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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/10/2010 11:49PM

Hang in there, my friend! We can only move keep looking ahead!! I think this time of year is stressful for lots of us...just try not to be so hard on yourself!!

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KNITTABLES 12/9/2010 2:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am in the same boat with you. Pms and all. It will get better. Be nice to yourself.

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JESSIELOVE78 12/9/2010 11:27AM

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JUNEBUG1944 12/9/2010 10:34AM

    You are absolutely right, Michelle...what is done is done. We can't go back and do it over...but today is a whole new day and we can start over and do things right. You're going to make your goal and soon. Don't be hard on are not hard on other people, are you? Treat yourself best!
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I'm ready?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

emoticonIm ready to get this journey moving down the road. I've been taking a moment and letting the days slip by me. Now it is almost the end of the year and my second goal for the year was to meet my goal. I'm going to come up short yet again. Oh I know i've reached so many goals this year, i've suceeded in all that counts, but I really wanted to reach my goal weigh. I wanted to finally settle down and get this part done. well that isn't going to happen this month. Oh I could do the "colon cleanse" and get it done like in a day. Of course tomorrow it would be right back to normal. Wow the things some will do to shed a few pounds. emoticon emoticon

Today is a new day for me. I've had an epiphany on the treadmill, yup walking does that to me, I saw me as I am and I saw me as I want to be. At goal. Now mind you i'm not going to be much smaller, i'm about there, it isn't about the size it is about the part of actually finishing something. I watched the biggest loser last night and Elizabeth had the same idea. She just wanted to finish something she began. Oh i've started a lot of things. But i've finished a couple and I can proudly say i'm still doing it. LIke smoking. I quit that some 10 years ago. I can't say i'm disappointed in that decision. Yuk. I stood up for my daughter and her choices and I still have held by that all these 8 years later. I'm strong when it counts. I"ve taken care of my son and let him go. That was a hard one for me. We don't see eye to eye right now because I guess i'm the reason for all his troubles. this is not true, but when your an addict someone is always to blame but you. I'm living with this and i'm handling it, day by day. So why is it that dieting, weight loss, is so darn hard. What is it about the control food has over us that we can't seem to beat? Im trying to change my thinking on this and maybe just maybe I will win this coming year. Oh I know I can.

I'm ready? Yup, I'm more than ready.


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IUHRYTR 12/8/2010 5:56PM

    Don't lose your positive attitude. One pound at a time. We can all do that, can't we? -- Lou

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KNITTABLES 12/8/2010 2:34PM

    Michelle you are a winner, you truly are. You are going forward day by day and changing as you go. You are almost there and I can see you at the finish line and doing Maintenance. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 12/8/2010 12:47PM

    Michelle, you have already won! Look! You're almost there. Yeah, it's taken you longe than you wanted and you've had some bumps in the road...but, girl, you'll be at the end of this road soon! Yeah, there's another road called "Maintenance Boulevard," but you'll be on it with loads of other Sparkpals! I'll be there in a few years...see you there!
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TITUS2WMN 12/8/2010 12:26PM


You are an inspiration and I am glad I have met you through SparkPeople!!!

:o) Christine

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So busy

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I'm so busy right now. We have been short handed at work this week and when I get home I just want to crash. I eat my dinner and then head to bed. tonight is my biggest loser and im up watching it. I'm so tired but I want to see this one to the end. This week i'm pretty much holding my own. I 've had a few good days and I still have a few good days left before my weekly weigh in. I'm no so confident about a loss but really i'm just happy to be taking better care of me right now. It will all fall into place i'm sure. Well that is my hope.

the weather has been so cold here that my evening walk with my buddies was cut out. they went, I wussed out. Sorry guys I hate the cold. I will try to do better this coming week but i'm not so sure I'm up for this. they laugh at me because when it was the heat of the summer I walked when it was 100* and now I won't walk in the cold. sorry I hate the cold, I figure I didn't go far enough south.

Ok, I'm planning my days, acting on them. I even had a christmas party the other night and handled it with ease. I had no dessert, drank water with my meal, and just made good choices. today I had a moment with the vending machine and I won. I thought I wanted some necot cookies during my lunch. I had a heart to heart with myself and I decided that after I ate my lunch if I still wanted them cookies I would have them. I ate my lunch, got up and headed out for a stroll. I never looked back. If I had given in I would of hurt myself and my pride. I waited the craving out. I won that small battle. For me who usually gives in that was an awesome victory. It proved to me I could do it. I will try that again.

So i'm off to finish my biggest loser, have a water, and just relax. We can do this. We can do anything we set our minds to. After all we are spark people we can do anything.


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KNITTABLES 12/8/2010 2:35PM

    You are winning this battle and I am so happy for you. Keep it up, you are doing great. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 12/7/2010 11:36PM

    Sounds like you are doing great. I don't blame you about your walk. I WALKED on Sunday and froze my butt off (don't I wish it were that easy! LOL). This cold weather sucks! Good for you for beating those cookies...sometimes they are stronger than we are!

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KENDRACARROLL 12/7/2010 10:54PM

    Oh, I have these stare downs with the vending machine, too.
Great job not giving in.

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IUHRYTR 12/7/2010 10:40PM

    Every battle we win over the cookies or other sweets makes us stronger for the next temptation. That took you closer to your goal and reaching that will make you so much happier than a cookie or two. Good going! Hang in there. -- Lou

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Saturday, December 04, 2010

emoticonI just returned from a emoticonwith my dogs. The weather here right now is awesome. Today has been a fair day. I got all my challenges done so far. I have one eating after dinner. I'm holding off dinner for a bit so I won't be tempted. I did spend my afternoon munching but for the most part I made good choices and I did have one not so good choice. I'm good, I allowed for it in my totals and it is going to work out. I felt a bit of guilt like normal but when I logged it (thank you louise), I found that I did ok. I adjusted my dinner to compensate for it. Imagine that having my cake (or muffin as the case may be) and still having dinner and just giving up a bread for it. That was it folks, the bread off my turkey burger and i'm good. So you see we can make adjustments and still enjoy a bit of emoticonevery now and again. It has taken me two years to get this in my head. Before I just beat myself up for it.

I have a christmas party tomorrow with my work. I have planned for this and I think with all the veggie dishes all is bringing we are going to be fine. Or rather i'm going to be fine. I'm ready at any rate. I may even enjoy a bit of dessert. I will have to see how my day goes.

Ok. that is about it today. very boring to say the least. I got my shopping done for the week and i'm stocked with healthy choices for now. So let the week begin.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/7/2010 11:04AM

    Hope you enjoyed the party! You are doing great! Wonderful attitude about switching things around to be able to enjoy your treat GUILT FREE! Woohoo!!
I'm proud of you!

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JUNEBUG1944 12/5/2010 11:43PM

    It was a beautiful day yesterday...way too cold today! I WALKED. Yes, it was only for 15 minutes, but I walked! Staying within our calorie range is important, but you can have your cake and eat it too! (Sorry, I had to say that!) You had another good day and that is great! Way to go, girlie! Enjoy your party...just prepare for it AND DON'T FORGET YOUR WATER!
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KNITTABLES 12/4/2010 7:46PM

    sounds like a great day to me. I am still mending from having the flu and would love to be outside for a while. Enjoy the party tomorrow.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 12/4/2010 7:09PM

    Sounds like a day of thought and careful planning!!!!! AND....movement! Enjoy the party!!!!!!!!!!
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IUHRYTR 12/4/2010 6:39PM

    This may not be you but many people think anything they eat at night will turn to fat but SP and other articles remind us that is not true, that it is the day's total calories that count. -- Lou

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