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My self induced hibernation is over!!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

February is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel better already! I am very motivated. I have a mini goal of 10pounds this month. I think it will be a challenge but I think it is achievable if I stay focused. I am going on a girls weekend next week. I have some ideas of what I will do so I can come home feeling good. I will set my alarm and exercise. I will try not to indulge in too many snacks (that will be hard, these girls love their snacks) and I will try not to indulge in too much alcohol ( that might be the harder thing to control). It will be OK. This is life and if I go off track with the "special occasion" excuse I will continue to gain and lose the same weight for the rest of my life. That doesn't sound so special.

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LIFES*2*SHORT 3/1/2009 10:53AM

  You can do whatever you commit to.... so... GO FOR IT!! WOOHOO!!


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QUILTINGB52 2/28/2009 9:10PM

    A weekend away "with the girls" sounds like great fun!!! Just pack healthy snacks that you won't feel guilty about - fresh fruit, fresh in the things you enjoy the most. I use a point system---an ultimate treat has to be a 10!! LOL

Watch portion sizes - this life isn't about's about progression. Good luck & HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

You are so worth this healthy journey!

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Has anyone seen my Mojo??

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I don't know what is wrong with me. I was full steam ahead. I lost about 7 pounds a month for 6 months. I made it through the holidays with a loss. Now nothing. I am playing with the same 2 pounds. I am up and down. I am currently 1 pound up from Christmas. I am not doing it. My friends are making excuses for me. I don't want excuses. I have been making excuses my whole life. I am not at a plateau. I am not building more muscle so the scale doesn't show. I am just not doing what I am supposed to be doing. Now the big question is WHY???? Why am I not writing down? Why am I finding that so hard after doing it for 6 months faithfully. I know that works for me. Why did I stop weighing my food and measuring my portions. Why did I stop making exercise my commitment and just do it when I can fit it in. Where did I lose my will to keep going. I still have 30 pounds to lose. That is alot of weight. If I don't get on the ball I will still need to lose this weight come September. So WHY WHY WHY???? I will ponder that question and let everyone know if I figure it out.

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MARTY19 2/12/2009 1:06PM

    Sometimes you body just needs to stop and regroup. That is not an excuse. I stayed on a plateau for 6 weeks. Talk about frustrating. But I went back and started again, weighing and measuring everything. I upped the ante on my exercise and I nearly floated away I am drinking so much water. Don't give up. Go back to basics.


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TEKRU1 2/12/2009 10:16AM

    This is a tough one. I did this last year, too. Started the year full steam, lost 45 pounds, then - nothing. Gained back about 10 too. Extremely frustrating! It took me months to realize what I was doing to myself. The same 5-10 pounds, up and down. One day I finally realized that this is nuts! I've lost the same 5 pounds 3 times - I could be 15 pounds closer to goal! I got back to paying more attention to what I eat and exercising regularly (for me the first thing to go when I'm falling off track) .

Deep inside, you know what to do. One step at a time. Find one thing to concentrate on and get started. Track your foods, make yourself move for 30 minutes a day - something. Anything! Just put one foot in front of the other. Start by rereading the poem on your home page. All that valuable information is there. Take the time for yourself and get started. You deserve it - look how far you have come all ready!

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Stress - received this in an email

Thursday, January 22, 2009


A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked "How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers called out ranged from 20g to 50g.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
He continued,
"And that's the way it is with stress management.
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."
"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.
Don't carry it home.
You can pick it up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can."
So, my friend, put down anything that may be a burden to you right now.
Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:
* Accept that some days you're the pigeon,
and some days you're the statue.
* Always keep your words soft and sweet,
just in case you have to eat them.
* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be
recalled by their maker.
* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others!!!!
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
* The second mouse gets the cheese.
* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Have an awesome day and know that some one has thought about you today...I did.

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MARTY19 1/22/2009 7:54PM

    This is wonderful. So many great points to consider. Thank you so much for sharing.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I feel like I say that alot. I am making progress alot slower than I wanted. I feel like I am playing the same old game. Lets lose one then gain one. Well I am not going to meet my revised goal that way. I haven't exercised since Sunday for no apparent reason other than I didn't feel like it. I also don't feel like giving up on my realistic attainable goals. No one said this would be an easy task. No one said I was going to want to get up and exercise every day. So where am I getting this attitude from. I am going back on program. I am going to write everything down as I eat it, EVERY DAY! No excuses. I am going to Exercise for the next 3 days in a row. No excuses. I can and will do this. Starting right now. ( PS dont forget the water.)

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MARTY19 1/22/2009 12:02PM

    If losing weigh was easy, we would all be thin. It is darn hard work. But for me, it is worth everything even when I feel I have lost motivation. Stick with it - don't give up - and you will reach your goals. One step at a time.


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WATCHER991 1/21/2009 10:46PM

    You can do it!!! You are already doing so well! emoticon

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Boy do I feel stupid!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Well, I have not had a good week. I got my hair cut. I thought, your lookin good girl! You need a change, your hair is so overprocessed. You like the way she cuts it, let her do her thing. Well, I cried over my hair. I know that sounds so stupid. I have really bad hair to begin with. I rarely like my hair. So why do I care? Anyway, I am making excuses now for my bad behavior yesterday. I ate and ate and ate and even worse.... I didn't exercise. I fed my misery over my hair. So now not only do I feel stupid for crying over hair which will grow back and I still wont like it, I also feel stupid for eating crap thinking that would make me feel better. Now I have to work twice as hard at the exercising. This stinks. I did the crime though so I should pay the time. It is almost 5PM and I didn't pay yet. I am a morning exerciser because if not I procrastinate until I talk myself out of it. So, I decided to journal and get it all out because this is not healthy and not the way I want to be. I am off to the basement to pay for my "sins".


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