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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Yesterday's goals were all met. Woo hoo!

Today's short list:
1. Walk 8500 steps
2. Make dinner for tomorrow so it's ready when I get home.
3. Three positive things about me: good problem solver, daring, great memory

I also bought some fish last night - mahi mahi and salmon - in single serve portions that can go right from freezer to table in a few mins.

I'm trying to focus on what I am doing right, and making little steps to improve everything else today.

And, I said "no" to someone today where I would have ordinarily caved and let them have their way even though I considered it wrong. Here's to standing up for myself. Woo hoo!!!

Believe in yourself. Surely we can do this together. :) Happy day, sparkies!

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GONNA_BREAKAWAY 6/9/2010 10:20AM

  emoticonwith the goal setting and saying no!

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JOKNOWS 6/9/2010 10:06AM

    Love the attitude -- I think I can feel the positive vibes coming over cyberspace. emoticonjob!

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LOZUKE 6/9/2010 6:06AM

    emoticon emoticonSounds like you had a great day. I find it hard to say no. I am really happy for you! Great job on shopping too single servings are great. Keep it up girlfriend! emoticon emoticonDebbie

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/9/2010 6:05AM

    Good for you! I am getting better at saying no, but still can't do it with some people (like my boss).

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YESITSDEB 6/8/2010 3:52PM

    Wow - Well done sparkfriend! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 6/8/2010 2:52PM

    emoticon It took me a very long time to learn to say no.

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CHERKYLE 6/8/2010 12:42PM

    sounds great! Way to go!!

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BLESSED2BEME 6/8/2010 11:08AM

    Way to go! Love the part about being able to say no!

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DATARN 6/8/2010 9:02AM

    Awesome thinking - you are encouraging me by your success!!

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PLAYBLUES22 6/8/2010 8:49AM

    emoticongoal setting for today and emoticonon yesterday and a emoticonfor tomorrow

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/8/2010 8:24AM

    Yesterday was a red letter day for you! Huge Kudos to you!!!

Sounds like today is well on the way to becoming the second one in a row! Keep up the great work!

Wishing you all the best!!!!

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DONNAEDA 6/8/2010 7:59AM

    Congratulations on a wonderful successful day. I love your goals for today, keep us posted on your accomplishments. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unsticking my Stuck

Monday, June 07, 2010

Yup. Had great success (lost 8 lbs) when doing my first week of BFC. Then I decided bread was more important, followed by chocolate, chocolate, and more.

Errrrrrrt. (insert sound of squealing brake).

U-turn. I am back on the program. Doing fine. Steering clear of sugar and sweets. Need to make a few more adjustments, including meal planning, buying groceries and making food at home, and getting back to walking and/or the gym.

I put on my pedometer this morning. I'll be walking over to the library in a little bit. I have some books to return. 10,000 steps would be great. I'm shooting for 8,000 for today.

Top 3 goals for today:

1) Walk 8,000 steps
2) Name 3 positive things about myself (resilient, encouraging to others, sunny attitude)
3) Stop at HMart to buy chicken (and maybe fish) after work

1 goal down! Two to go!!!

Have a beautiful day, sparkies!

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JOKNOWS 6/9/2010 10:25AM

    U-turns are fun and right in the middle of traffic just to confuse everyone! Way to get back on the Spark Road. emoticon

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LOZUKE 6/8/2010 6:22AM

    emoticonI love U-Turns ! Good Job emoticon emoticonDebbie

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LIL-VIXEN 6/7/2010 8:31PM

    Hey Miggle_Mom

You know u-turns are illegal, LOL. But the best of us fall off the wagon at some point and have to make a u-turn to get back in the right lane. As long as you keep moving forward and not backwards, then you will be successful.

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/7/2010 8:23PM

    You totally ROCK!!!!

I love your list and I love that you included something that is being good to yourself on it! How many steps did you get today? The weather is awesome, if your numbers aren't making you too happy, you could always take a stroll. Then again, if your numbers made you happy, you could take a stroll and up them even more...lol...

We all know that I think you're the best there is!

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    Good for you and the positive attitude. It is so important to remember that ever time we fall it really is up to us to make the choice to stand back up again.


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BLESSED2BEME 6/7/2010 1:54PM

    Woo Hoo! Thanks for the inspiration! I made a u-turn today too!

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PEGGO45 6/7/2010 12:23PM

    emoticonway to turn it around!!!!! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 6/7/2010 11:02AM

    emoticon for U-turns!!! As Leslie says, "walk, walk, walk!!!!

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ECHRAIDE 6/7/2010 10:01AM

    You can do it. Plus, once you do you'll feel so much better about your progress :)

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VEMAN1 6/7/2010 9:42AM

    Yes, I too have fallen from the path. Lots of chiggers and cuckburs in the tall grass. They tend to add a few unwanted companions to the journey. I like your list. The best cheerleader you can ever have is the one that is with you all the way and ever day.

emoticon for your first goal.
emoticon for your second, since you already met it!
emoticon might be the best restart food created.

Good luck.

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Stepping UP to the Plate

Thursday, June 03, 2010

One day at a time. I am all too completely aware of my shortcomings. I could rattle off a dozen in 30 seconds. Rattling off a dozen things I like about myself is more of a challenge --- but here is something that I have just caught on to ---- it is completely within my power to be who I want to be.

Here is a quote from one of my students who just graduated on why she loves me:
" I love you for many reasons - your ability to love and laugh, your kindness, and your many jokes to name a few."

I am taking those words to heart. If a 22 year old and find some wonderful qualities in me, then it should be much easier to do it myself. :)

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JOKNOWS 6/5/2010 10:28AM

    It's true, we are our harshest critics. Take a cue from your student and celebrate the best of you!

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/3/2010 10:26PM

    Definitely take it to heart! We are all too hard on ourselves...take heed of the wise words of your student.

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MINIBIKKE 6/3/2010 11:16AM

    Good for you that you have such clear-minded students - now believe the words!

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DONNAEDA 6/3/2010 10:26AM

    why is it that everyone around us see the good in us and we can't see it if we look in the mirror. It is wonderful that someone had the courage to tell you how wonderful you are. What a beautiful gift.

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SHANNONK1222 6/3/2010 9:51AM

    That's great!!!! emoticon

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MEL_UNRAU 6/3/2010 9:47AM

    Amen Sista! You are wonderful and I challenge you... find 10 positives about yourself every day for a week. No repeats! I bet you will be surprised at all the good things you can say about yourself!

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MOOTWO 6/3/2010 9:28AM

    Heck yeah!
Have a great Day emoticon

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The question is no longer can I do it? ... I know THAT answer. Hell yeah! The question is arer we going to do it? Are we going to "man up" and find a way no matter what?

Permission slip signed for self: I give you total and complete approval and permission however you want to handle your life, just get the show on the road!!!

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AXISLADY 6/3/2010 9:47AM

    Yep. Where do I sign?

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/3/2010 5:57AM

    I totally love this!
I agree completely!!!!!

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GROOVYCHICK9 6/2/2010 11:13PM

    Good for you. I am routing for you.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

I love Fridays! Today is a great day! I've had some very positive interactions with co-workers, including hearing that someone I don't really like is leaving! WOO HOO! Some of my old staff may come back to visit this wknd. Have a couple of days off, then work a bit, and have another couple of days off. SWEETNESS!

Making lifestyle changes. They are not perfect, but they are coming along perfectly well. I had a little chocolate this morning and it actually gave me a headache. Surprising. My body has adapted to none. HA! Joke's on me.

I am happy and enjoying life. Wishing you all a beautiful day!

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JOKNOWS 5/28/2010 7:30PM

    You're doing emoticonand life is good and emoticon

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LOZUKE 5/28/2010 11:40AM

    I like Fridays! Too Sounds Good to Me! Have an Awesome Weekend Friend! emoticonDebbie

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BIRD2020 5/28/2010 11:22AM

    Alright! Yeah! Friday! Woo-hoo! I'm with you. Enjoy every bit. I know I will.

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JESTICJADE 5/28/2010 11:11AM

    I like fridays too :-)

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