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Friday, June 13, 2014

I joined Weight Watchers online today. Three months paid.

Let's do this.

  
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SLIMMINGSHAY 6/30/2014 6:02PM

    Do what you need to! Hope you are seeing success and still moving forward! Keep it up!

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FREETHEGODDESS 6/27/2014 4:07PM

    We have to find what works for us and sometimes trying something new is key to staying motivated. Good for you! Get excited about your new program and make the most of it.

Keep Sparking too, when you have time, so we can motivate each other. Best wishes to you!

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KIBOUSMOM 6/18/2014 11:29AM

  Michelle, that's what I do! :-)...the app is awesome to have. I have been doing it off and on for a couple of years. But dedicated to it for the past couple of weeks again. It's truly the best plan I have ever done!

Good luck Chica! You can definitely do this!

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JULIAINLA 6/17/2014 3:06AM

    GOOD for YOU! :)!!
I was thinking to do the same thing. Let us know how its going at WW ..? All the best! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/16/2014 11:44AM

    You can totally do this! emoticon

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JEREMY723 6/13/2014 9:17PM

    I have no experience or interest, but have heard others on here say it worked for them. Here's hoping it works for you! Have a great weekend:)

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CHRISTIECAT 6/13/2014 7:33PM

    you can do it!!!!!

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Monday, June 09, 2014

I have a mega headache so this is going to be very short. I stayed on track today. Right now I've had around 1300 calories but I may have something small later.

I hope you guys are having a fabulous day.

  
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KIBOUSMOM 6/11/2014 3:02PM

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JULIAINLA 6/9/2014 8:27PM

    You're doing GREAT!!! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/9/2014 8:08PM

    You're doing great! I hope your headache goes away. *HUGS*

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JEREMY723 6/9/2014 6:15PM

    Hope your headache gets better soon!

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failing miserably

Sunday, June 08, 2014

That might sound like the beginning of a pity party, but honestly it's not. Just the truth.

The month of April I did really well. I had lost like 12 pounds in three weeks or something like that. I had one bad weekend and gained eight of it back.
That was a WTH moment if I ever had one. That started it all. Then we came into a little bit of money, nothing extravagant, but we could eat out and I could go to this grocery store and not stress about money for a while. It would not pay me to be rich...that is for sure.

How do I get away from this self destruction?

Help.

Anyway today I've done decent. A little over 1400 calories. That is a start I guess.


  
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KIBOUSMOM 6/11/2014 3:01PM

  Michelle, you are going through one of the downs in many of the ups and downs of this crazy journey that we have to go through :-)....but you are an amazing inspiration to me and so many other people. You can do this...because you have done this! We are all here for you!!! - Beth

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KATELJM 6/9/2014 6:53PM

    An alternative to eating out: buy some premium fish or seafood for dinner at home. Then it's so easy to pig out, love it, and lose weight at the same time. You reminded me of seared yellow-fin tuna crusted in sesame seeds...

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BARBARAROSE54 6/9/2014 2:05PM

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/9/2014 12:14PM

    Listen sister, you are singing to the choir! I've been having a terrible time, ever since winter hit. When spring got here, I did a little better for a week or 2, then JUMPED off the wagon, AGAIN! Honestly, the MOST important thing, is that you keep fighting. Don't give up. I'm here for you.
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MANLEYSANDY 6/9/2014 12:01PM

    No one thinks you are a failure because all of us struggle every day. I have said it to many people here, and I say it to myself almost daily, until you work through the brain weight, the physical weight is gonna continue to be there. Stay strong, blog, think about your feelings and how they relate to food and hunger, think about what sparked you before and spring off from there. You can do it!!

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NELLJONES 6/9/2014 8:02AM

    You failed, yes, but miserably? You learned that for you there is a link between food limitations and financial limitations. Now you know and can move forward armed with that insight.

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POSITIVEHOPE 6/8/2014 9:51PM

    You had a good day. Celebrate it! You drank the water. Celebrate it. You made any effort to move more. Celebrate it. The good feelings you generate by celebrating make you feel good. They can make you feel so good you want to feel more of that good so you make even more healthy choices. Celebrating feeds your Spark. Celebrating drives away doubt! Celebrating is essential to stay positive, energized and motivated.
Just try it and you will see!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/8/2014 9:05PM

    hey love.that is not just a start it is a great start.keep on keeping on and you will get there in the end emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAPHRAEL 6/8/2014 7:46PM

    Hey, it's good to see you blogging again. Did you think we wouldn't notice?! I for one emoticon
Michelle, you've been such an inspiration to so many of us. If I were you, I'd start by reviewing your past blogs. You have an amazing story. Revisit it and identify what worked before. Is that the right place to start again? Or maybe there's some new motivation in the wings that you can draw upon. Whatever the case, your past experience proves to us all that you can accomplish amazing things.
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GRANDMABABA 6/8/2014 7:20PM

    It's so hard. I'm desperate to lose about 10 pounds, but I keep sabotaging myself. Today I did well at breakfast and lunch, but after my walk I binged on two small cupcakes and probably two ounces of snapea crisp things. Ugh! That was about 750 calories I did not need. So, I won't be surprised if my weight either hasn't budged or has gone up when I weigh in the morning. I don't know why I continue to do this to myself. I know I am worth much more than this and so are you. We can do this! One good decision at a time. We just need to make fewer of the bad ones. Great success to you!

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LIZZY0223 6/8/2014 7:15PM

    Sorry you are having such a hard time. I get it..I've been there. I'm still working on this lifestyle change myself. I've brought myself to get into the habit of shopping in the parameter of the store first where the fresh fruits, veggies, meets, and dairy is and then working my way inward to canned veggies (that I do not need right away).

I stray away from the frozen food section except for the stray bag of perogies (my kids love these) and maybe a frozen pizza once in a while. Frozen dinners (even the "diet" meals) are FULL of sodium and other things that are just not good for you.

As of now, fast food is more of a treat for my family and I instead of a regular part of our diets. I have also replaced soda with sparkling flavored water. That has helped with the bloating.

In past experiences, denying myself the occasional treat just made me crash and burn. Do treat yourself once in a while.

It is hard. I know....hang in there and I hope this helps!

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Finding Balance.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

So I've been having trouble finding time to exercise. I asked myself today "How did I figure it out last time??"

Then I realized my schedule at work is completely different than it was when I was working out hardcore at the gym. I use to work 10-6 mostly, take the kids to the bus at 7, then go to the gym for 2 hours, then work. I felt awesome!

Now fast forward to the present.

I work 5am - 1 pm. I get up around 3:30am five days a week. I get home, I'm exhausted.

Today I thought, as soon as I get home I am getting on the treadmill. Not going to go in and sit down and get all cozy on the couch like I have been. I came home and did just that.
60 minutes on the treadmill, I burned a little over 500 calories.

I know that I am capable of doing this if I'm willing to dish out the work. I am tired, but feeling good!!

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TRAVELGO 4/12/2014 11:06AM

  Way to go!!

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WATCHMECANCAN 4/10/2014 1:14PM

    Good Girl! Any habit starts with actually doing something just once. Just be mindful not to get to over zealous as you get back into it and build your stamina up sensibly. emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/10/2014 10:27AM

    That's an awesome plan! Great job!

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BBORDEN86 4/10/2014 10:16AM

    Sounds great!!! Glad you are figuring things out. I need to work on the exercise thing myself. :)

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ECHAVEZ2 4/10/2014 9:14AM

    Woo!hoo!

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MAZZIE973 4/10/2014 9:10AM

    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 4/9/2014 8:19PM

    I like what Adventureseeker said -- You're going to be tired either way and after a Great Workout, it is a "Good Tired".

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ADVENTURESEEKER 4/9/2014 7:45PM

    You know- you're going to be tired either way, may as well feel good from the workout as well as tired, right?
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TIME4CARRI 4/9/2014 7:35PM

    You know you got this! Be kind to yourself, your schedule is grueling and you are getting back to it after some change. It's okay. Good for you for having a plan and sticking to it.
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MENNOLY 4/9/2014 7:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon If you keep it up it will get easier! I am finding that I am beginning to feel like I did when I was successful. It has been 3 months since I got back to regular exercise and tracking my food.

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MOMMA-MOOSE 4/9/2014 7:22PM

    It's so easy to talk ourselves out of exercising. I hate exercising - I don't mind being busy or active - it's just dedicated exercise that makes me cringe. But keeping in mind that I gotta do it, I try to get it done pretty soon after getting in from work. I'm happy when I know I've "gotten it over with." Sad, but true.

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I'm a grandma!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Ok not really. LOL

My German Shepherd had puppies!!! Boy oh boy. some of the peeps on my facebook page didn't like it. Ok I get that there are lots of dogs that need homes, but that doesn't mean I should have to fix mine. We take care of all of our dogs, and when the pups are big enough we will make sure they go to good homes.
Here is an adorable picture of them..



IF I was looking right, there are 6 girls and one little boy!!


Ok enough about my poochies...

Food wise, I've been doing good. I had to buy a new scale today and sadly it weighs a couple of pounds heavier than the last one I was using but that's ok.

Still cant get myself motivated to exercise much. I am on day 11 of being binge free so I'm feeling pretty good about that. When you go from eating 5000 plus calories a day down to 1200-1300, your body can tell a big difference. I feel like I'm starving lol. I know that I'm not though. :)

I hope you guys are doing wonderful, I'm going to try to read some blogs today if my internet will cooperate.

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CDOEFER 4/7/2014 7:39AM

    Awww! Nothing like puppies. Congratulations on a safe delivery :-)

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BESSHAILE 4/7/2014 7:26AM

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Too bad they weren't born on April 1 - but it's still a good joke.

Yay for the healthy pups and the healthy you.

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JANTWO 4/7/2014 1:08AM

    Congratulations!!!! They are precious!!!!

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BRENDABUNNY 4/6/2014 5:40PM

    emoticon And they are adorable!

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TANYA602 4/6/2014 5:16PM

    How very sweet! Congratulations! And congrats on your day 11 streak! Keep it up --it takes time but your body will adjust. Drinking lots of water helps stave off the hunger, as well.
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PINKNFITCARLA 4/4/2014 7:09PM

    Adorable puppies! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 4/4/2014 5:35PM

    emoticon Your puppies are so cute!

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PAULKNUTH 4/4/2014 4:39PM

    Awesome!!!


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NANFACEMIRE1 4/4/2014 4:24PM

    Congrats on your new puppies. and emoticon on food wise too.

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WINNIE1978 4/4/2014 3:27PM

    Congrats on the puppies.

Bulk up on the veggies to get you feeling full... makes a huge difference. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/4/2014 3:25PM

    congratulations grandma,lol.re the exercise i am sure it wont be long before all your grandoggies have you running round chasing them as they all decide to go into differant directions,love.keep on keeping on emoticon

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LINOVER 4/4/2014 3:17PM

    emoticon Cute puppies!

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