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New Beginning!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

"Just because the road ahead is long, is no reason to slow down. Just because there is much work to be done, is no reason to get discouraged. It is a reason to get started, to grow, to find new ways, to reach within yourself and discover strength, commitment, determination, discipline. The road ahead is long and difficult, and filled with opportunity at every turn. Start what needs starting. Finish what needs finishing. Get on the road. Stay on the road. Get on with the work. Right now you’re at the beginning of the journey. What a great place to be! Just imagine all the things you’ll learn, all the people you’ll meet, all the experiences you’ll have. Be thankful that the road is long and challenging, because that is where you’ll find the best that life has to offer.” (Ralph Marsten)

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JUSFOLK 1/5/2013 8:10PM

    Great thoughts for 2013! Praying God's blessings on you!

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SORTIZA99 1/2/2013 10:00AM

    Let's stay positive always to keep moving forward.

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A New Year..A New Start!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I've spent way too much time away from SparkPeople and gained too many pounds and inches! I am starting back tracking my food and starting back going to the gym.
I want to get that good feeling back that I had when I had lost 25 pounds. I felt so confident that I even set a new goal!

We stopped going to the gym when my husband fell and broke his shoulder in March. We plan to start back tomorrow.

I'm eager to see if I can lose that 20 pounds for good!
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JSALERNO 1/2/2013 5:59AM


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SUNSHINEGB 1/1/2013 10:30PM

    I'm glad to see you're starting again Dorothy, I just know you're going to lose those pounds and keep them off!
My best wishes to you in this new year!

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Eating My Words!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Okay! I signed the "Never Quit Pledge", set a new goal, and then I quit and gained 7 pounds!!! What was I thinking????? I stopped tracking my food and didn't spend much time on SP. Quitting is easy...a little pie here an extra serving there, and soon you have gained back the weight you have lost:-(

Yesterday and today I've stayed on track pretty well. I MUST keep that going! And I MUST get back to the gym!

It felt so good to lose 25 pounds and get to wear clothes that I couldn't wear in years! I plan to lose the 7 pounds I've gained, and more!

I just hope I can stay motivated! I really DO appreciate the Sparkers who have stuck by me with notes, etc.

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JUSFOLK 8/16/2012 9:45AM

    I read one person's idea of deciding on three things she could and would do for the next 3 weeks. Thought this was a good goal as 3 weeks gives the opportunity for new habits to set in.

Praying for you, Dorothy!

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MOONBIRD 7/31/2012 10:35AM

    I know you can get back on track! I think all of us go through periods where we aren't as focused on it. Sometimes life gets in the way. It's hard! I envy people who can eat whatever they want and not even think about it. I can eat perfectly for weeks and have a bad weekend and gain 2 lbs like that! It stinks. I bet it'll be easier once it cools off too. I know I always want to be outside walking and doing things a lot more when the weather is nice.

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67YKCEB 7/30/2012 8:36PM

    LOL!!! I'm sorry for laughing!! but I did that too!! the first time I was on sparks I lost 10 pounds, then I quit and gained it all back and few extra!!

So now you have learned you lesson ..... And you won't do that again. (LOL!)

So keep logging that food and you will lose it .... again and more!!

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JSALERNO 7/30/2012 5:42AM

    get back on track emoticon

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BUBBLICIOUS6 7/29/2012 10:49PM

    emoticonDon't feel bad, I have done this so many times with other things because I am a procrastinator at times. You get all fired up and set your mind to something and boy........something you said that you'd stick to, just flopped. It's happened to me.
Keep your chin up, tomorrow is a new day, right?
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SUNSHINE192DAY 7/29/2012 10:49PM

    Congrats on getting back into the swing of things before it was too late!

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ELLIOTT311 7/29/2012 10:46PM

    Sometimes we fall off the wagon, but we must always get back on. A little pie here and there won't hurt, so don't be too hard on yourself. emoticon


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Setting a New Goal

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Although I needed to lose 10 more pounds to reach my old goal, I'm going ahead and setting a NEW GOAL! Now, I will need to lose 20 more to reach my goal! I think that when I looked at my ticker and saw that I only needed to lose 10 pounds, it somehow gave me permission to ease up and be too lenient on myself. I gave myself permission to have dessert too many times and to skip workouts too often.

No more looking through rose-colored glasses! With a new goal set, I hope to see clearly that I really need to tighten up. I'm going back to measuring my portions, because they have gradually increased in size. I'm going to force myself to get some exercise each day. I hope that the scales will finally began to move in the right direction and maybe sometime this very year, I will arrive at my goal!

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MARLIZG 5/27/2012 9:15AM

    HA!!! Mind games---i love it---good luck

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JUSFOLK 5/9/2012 12:00AM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, it is easy to let things slide. I had gotten out of exercising regularly, and my body didn't want to do it. But since I've pushed myself, I'm finding that, again, my body DESIRES to be in motion! After a good brisk walk, we went to Wal Mart. Well, I just wanted to keep on going, so I zipped around, gathering items, and feeling oh-so-good!

I hope this encourages you as you re-set your sites! I read a book about one woman's weight-loss commitment. She decided to look at her challenging new lifestyle as a "new job", one that she wanted to give her best to. I thought that was an interesting perspective:)

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MOONBIRD 5/8/2012 1:38PM

    I know y0u'll reach your goal! You've done amazing so far.

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JSALERNO 5/3/2012 12:28PM


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"Never Quit Pledge"

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I'm joining the "Never Quit Pledge" will you?

Taken from Teresa's blog, UNSTOPPABLE.

I have added my name to the bottom of the list.

Never Quit Pledge

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)

Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)

Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56

Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)

Signed; Teresa (-UNSTOPPABLE-)

Signed: Dorothy (MAWDOT35)

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!

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