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Day 2: new week in progress

Saturday, December 11, 2010

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings. - jlh

I have a new week in progress. My week starts on friday with my weigh watchers weigh in. Since today is day two of the new week I'm going to give it heck. I only start to slide towards the end. i"m going to grab each day and take from it what I can. I can't go back but I sure can move forward. So that is where i'm headed forward.

Yesterday was a great day all around. I said a prayer and gave it all to god. I just couldn't handle the weight on my shoulders anylonger. And you know what? I feel a lot less stress right now. Some of you may not believe in the power of prayer but I love it. Every once in a while we just have to give in and let god.

So onwards and upwards. I"m moving forward. I can't fix what is done but I can make sure it doesn't happen again. That is what I intend to do. I want to succeed in all aspects of my life not just in my weight. I feel it is all connected. You gain control in one area and it flows to all parts.

So i'm off today to make the most of all the time I have. I succeeded yesterday and I know I can do it again today.....and if I should fail? I have tomorrow.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/12/2010 12:03AM

    You are on the right track and doing great! You know, sometimes we just have to realize that all the stress, the worries, the problems are more than we can bear alone and giving to God is the best we can do. I hope you continue to find relief and peace!! I believe that as we take control of areas of our life that it overflows into other areas..as we become more confident, more relaxed, more focused, have more energy and are generally healthier, things start falling into place in many areas. Keep moving girl, you are amazing!!!

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JUNEBUG1944 12/11/2010 10:37PM

    Your attitude is great, Michelle! You're gonna do it and do it right!
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KNITTABLES 12/11/2010 6:35PM

    That's great, Go for it! and have a great weekend. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 12/11/2010 1:31PM

    It's not the first chop of the ax or the last that fells a tree but the total of all of the efforts combined. So stay the course, one positive step at a time. Aim to lose one pound, just one, then enjoy that success and do it again. emoticon -- Lou

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MISTYRIVER64 12/11/2010 11:06AM

    Good for you Michelle - Sounds like you are on the right track. You can do it today.



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KENDRACARROLL 12/11/2010 11:04AM

    You won't fail. Make today the best day you can.

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/11/2010 8:43AM

    WAY TO GO YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY. WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING JUST ASK TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK.

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Brighter tomorrows?

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

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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.

Michelle.

  
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KNITTABLES 12/10/2010 4:03PM

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JUNEBUG1944 12/10/2010 12:27PM

    It's tough when we lose ground and have to cover it again! You're almost there, girlfriend...you can do it!


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KENDRACARROLL 12/10/2010 10:49AM

    Thanks for sharing this link. I have bookmarked it and will explore this page further over the weekend.

Seems like this time of year is always a bit more difficult to handle. Hang in there.

I like this quote:
"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
Burrhus Frederic Skinner
(I think I stole this off of one of Lou's blogs :))

Here's to brighter tomorrows.
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IUHRYTR 12/10/2010 10:15AM

    Often, when I feel discouraged and tired of trying I think of the early explorers and the settlers of the old west who never gave up although their despair must have been thousands of times greater than mine. Despite the troubles we all face, let's try to make every day the best one we can. Hang in there. -- Lou

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Brighter tomorrows?

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

133.4

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.

Michelle.

  
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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

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JESSIELOVE78 12/10/2010 10:53AM

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Today

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.

Michelle.

  
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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/10/2010 11:49PM

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Hang in there, my friend! We can only move forward..so 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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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 yourself...you 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.

Michelle.

  
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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

    Michelle,

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

:o) Christine

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