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Back to Day 1 for Healthy Habits

Monday, May 07, 2012

Ive been struggling the past few months with a family situation which is now getting under control. Unfortunately, Ive broke some of my healthy habits: daily tracking, eating healthy, drinking water and exercise. For me, once good habits are broken they are hard to get back. So I feel Im back to square one.

Today is day 1 for me. Now this is the 5th day one for me this past week. Im hoping to make it to day 2. Im not giving up! Ive come so far to give up. I will keep trying until Im back on my healthy track.


  
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JENNNY135 5/8/2012 10:56AM

    Good for you, always good to get the control back.

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WONDERWOMAN 5/7/2012 9:58PM

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GEMINISUE 5/7/2012 5:46PM

    Lori
I know you can do this!

Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterfly
Onward & Downward
Hugs
Linda

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BLUE42DOWN 5/7/2012 4:36PM

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Every little push you make to get back on the right track helps. If it takes calling every day a new Day 1 for a few weeks, so be it -- just make every Day 1 a better Day 1 than the one before!

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BERRY4 5/7/2012 4:25PM

    Believe it or not, just your title was an encouragement to me.

I keep thinking this shouldn't be that hard, but it is. Life happens and things get in the way, and it seems to me that when I lose semblance of a routine, I don't think clearly. It also happens when I don't get enough sleep. ...and so on.

I was frustrated w/ myself this AM. -- Thank you for not giving up; I won't either!
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AMANDASHRINKING 5/7/2012 2:59PM

    sometimes this is what we have to do and I know everyone on a diet trend or healthy lifestyle change has done this many times Ill try again tommorow...but even tho this is a running joke...thats all you can do is move forward and try again...you go girl

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LILBIT-2008 5/7/2012 2:10PM

    I'm in the same boat I don't seem to find the time the last few weeks. Tracking is my downfall. I know we can conquer this though my weight is the same and I'm going to make sure I get more fruit a veeggies in this week.. We have the power.....

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Daughter just finished her 1st half marathon

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I was so proud watching her round the corner and head to the finish line today!!!

  
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ROCKYCPA 4/28/2012 8:14PM

    Good for you!!!

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GEMINISUE 4/28/2012 6:32PM

    That is so awesome! Congratulations to her, please let her know I'm so proud of her for doing this, and to continue on! Life is to Enjoy!

Hugs
Linda

I know your so proud!

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KINEPS 4/28/2012 6:20PM

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Please send my congratulations to her for a job well done!!!

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JENNNY135 4/28/2012 2:30PM

    Woot, don't you just love when our children follow a healthy lifestyle.

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ALLIEALLIE2 4/28/2012 1:22PM

    You get proud mommy ribbon today!!! emoticon;)

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STRESS in SPRINGTIME equals POND

Saturday, April 21, 2012

This is what I do when my life feels out of balance.



I dig in the dirt. Carrying rocks and digging really makes for a great workout. Oh, my legs still ache.

Can't wait to add the fountain, water plants and fish.

Stay tuned for my next project. emoticon

  
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BUTTERFLY-1976 4/25/2012 10:56AM

    Very nice!!

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WONDERWOMAN 4/23/2012 12:04AM

    Beautiful. Want to come north and de-stress?

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GEMINISUE 4/22/2012 3:14PM

    You did this so beautifully, the fountain will be the touching flow you need!

Hugs
Linda

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STARTINGINLIMBO 4/22/2012 10:42AM

    It's beautiful. Wow, you know what to do with stress! :)
I often go to a large body of water and just sit and let the stress flow off me with the water ripples.
Thanks for sharing.:)
*new teammate at ~Fit by Fifty

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BLUE42DOWN 4/21/2012 9:05PM

    Gorgeous work! Once you have the fountain in, just coming out to listen will be soothing too.

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DAZZEEDOO 4/21/2012 12:47PM

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SABLENESS 4/21/2012 12:14PM

    Beautiful! I miss the pond we had at our last home. Here, I bought a little fountain for the deck.

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JENNNY135 4/21/2012 12:09PM

    You're hired!! Very nice and the sound of water is always calming.

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IVYBUTTERFLY3 4/21/2012 11:15AM

    Very pretty...way to go!!

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My Hottest Non-Scale Victory

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I had a little bit of free time today, so I went shopping.

When I was walking past an Ann Taylor store I went to a complete stop. My jaw hit the floor when I saw my dream dress in the display window. You may know my dream dress.its the one that is low-cut, sleeveless, and clings to your body. Its the dress I would never try on a year ago. After 5 minutes staring at this dress, I got the courage up to walk into the store and grab that dress. I think everyone in the dressing room heard me when I yelled out Wow. Not only did I buy the dress, I also bought a similar dress in a smaller size. What can I say, I have the spark mojo flowing.

I was in need of a dress because I have a 26 Anniversary coming soon. I plan to strut my stuff.

If anyone is looking for some motivation, imagine your significant others face when you wear your dream outfit. Sparks are going to fly!!!!

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THISISMYTIME123 5/29/2012 11:43AM

    I never saw this dress!

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BESTCK 4/3/2012 8:57AM

    Way to recognize your dream. I always stop when I go by the Ann Taylor store as well. It will be a while before I can do what you did, but you'll inspire me to keep going.

And Happy Anniversary.

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Think that's enough?

That's an absolutely emoticon non-scale victory!

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HINCTYBEAT 4/1/2012 11:23PM

    Absolutely! Pics??

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TEXASTITCHER 4/1/2012 8:04PM

    Congratulations. Way to go.

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WONDERWOMAN 4/1/2012 7:37PM

    Now that IS a victory! emoticon

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GEMINISUE 4/1/2012 7:12PM

    Wow! This makes me smile, too.

Would love to see a picture posted, of the special couple on their Anniversary Day!

Enjoy and Let those Sparks Fly Baby!!!!

Hugs
Linda

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FLEURGARDEN 4/1/2012 6:37PM

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READYBETTY 4/1/2012 6:23PM

    emoticon Enjoy that victory dance! emoticon

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ADELCASALE 4/1/2012 6:15PM

    Great to hear!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/1/2012 5:52PM

    That's a moment we ALL look forward to! Fantastic!!!

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IVYBUTTERFLY3 4/1/2012 5:31PM

    Woohoo, way to go!! I am so excited for you!! :)

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JENNNY135 4/1/2012 5:18PM

    You got to love it, congrats.

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MOMMAKNOWSBEST 4/1/2012 4:45PM

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SADIQAH 4/1/2012 4:36PM

    Congratulations :) That's so cool!

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SHERRIE_BERRY 4/1/2012 4:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonThat is wonderful to hear! Congratulations!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TDEVONA70 4/1/2012 4:19PM

    emoticon I'm so happy for you! Keep up the good work!

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SKIRNIR 4/1/2012 4:19PM

    No picture?! :)

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Spring 5% Challenge Commitment

Monday, March 12, 2012

This 8-week Spring challenge starts on March 17th. The challenge is to drop 5% weight.

Here is my COMMITTMENT to me and my Beautiful Butterfly team:

Weight Loss Target:
8.3 pounds (I will hit my goal weight with this loss! )

Target Calories:
Eat between 1260 - 1610 calories per day
Burn 2720 calories per week

Fitness Target:
Move 2 hours a day!
700-840 minutes a week (if no injuries or unexpected events)

Weekly Fitness Plan:
30 minute circuit training / 3x week
Yoga / 3x week
Elliptical / 5x week
Treadmill / 5x week
Walking my buddy (soft coated wheaten terrier) daily
Spring time gardening (getting down and dirty)

How will I support my team:
I will weigh in and record it on Saturday
I will record my daily exercise and food intake using SP
I will check in with my team daily
I will leave comments on the discussion board
I will read and comment on blogs as I have time
I will blog about this challenge
I will try to motivate others
I will do my personal best

  
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BUFFYSMOM2 3/12/2012 10:52AM

    This is such a beautiful plan. You're gonna make it with this one! emoticon

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GEMINISUE 3/12/2012 8:15AM

    Very doable goals! Great way to start to challenge, and to end the challenge knowing this will have been finished! I like your enthusiasm and also your beautiful BUTTERFLY picture at the end of your blog!

Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterflies
Onward & Downward
Hugs
Linda

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