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Reframing the Question

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The question is not CAN YOU?

The true question is WILL YOU?

and by you, I mean me, and only I can answer that.

The answer is yes. A Resounding yes. Hundreds (if not thousands) of successful sparkers have gone before me, doing just the same...putting one foot in front of the other and just going.

There are so many programs out there and I have just hit upon what is the simplest most doable FOR ME (your results may vary). I am becoming a calories in, calories out kind of girl. Couldn't be much simpler. Do I have to count? Most certainly,...but the flipside is just because I was not counting doesn't mean that the numbers were not there. The pounds were adding up.

Two (count 'em two) mornings in a row, I have prepped a breakfast and eaten it at home. I have had an earth shattering (to me) moment -- blueberries taste better when you heat them up. WHAT! I love blueberries already - and now they are even more satisfying and delicious. Sweet yeah!!!

I am simplifying my life. Some of it has been from necessity, but part of it is because I realize what works best for me. I am good at simple math! Ha! I can handle this stuff!

I am clearing guilt from my life and putting myself first on occasion. It's okay to do that. It is counter-intuitive to everything we have been taught, but it really is OKAY to make yourself front and center. You can't always do that, but when you can, I highly recommend it!

So, sparkers - not CAN YOU, but WILL YOU?

  
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_KATHY 6/10/2012 10:38AM

    You sound awesome Mar..You are awesome ! You WILL do this and so will I
Hugs
Kathy

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DOODIE59 6/9/2012 3:19PM

    Yes to clearing guilt. It serves no purpose except to diminish and destroy one's spirit.

Stick to your math equation and you'll reach your goals -- one at a time:)
Have a great weekend:)
Deirdre

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CANNIE50 6/9/2012 1:39PM

    Amen to this. I like the K.I.S.S. principle, which I learned so many years ago - Keep It Simple Sweetheart. In order for me to leave obesity behind, I had to stop searching and start doing. Less (crappy) food, more (nutritious) food. More sleep, more water, more moving. Less guilt, less shame, less stress. Right here, right now, right choice. emoticon

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ANNROSE126 6/7/2012 10:57PM

    I AGREE, I'VE HEARD THAT BEFORE...

SAYING "I CAN'T." MEANS YOU "WON'T."

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Just As I Am

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

NEWSFLASH!

I am okay just as I am. In fact, I am downright beautiful. Sometimes, you might have to squint to see it, (Lord knows I do), but if you look in just the right angle, and with the right filter, you will see that I am a beautiful person inside and out.

That's good, and it is a good start, but what I am looking for is more. Far more.

I am seeking to better myself just because I want to do more, I want to believe more, I want to see the same awesomeness that people tell me they see in me. I want to stop doubting others that I am this great person they cherish. Sometimes, I believe it without too much trouble, but mostly I try to look around the corner to see who are they talking about. It couldn't possibly be me.

Well, it is. and I am rocking towards a better me. Look out, June. I am taking over!

WOO HOO!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_KATHY 6/10/2012 10:35AM

    You are one of my heros. I love your attitude and spirit. You are truly beautiful inside and out and quite an inspiration.! I like your renewed focus. It's helping me stay focused as well.
Hugs
Kathy

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CANNIE50 6/9/2012 1:35PM

    I hope this comment comes across the way I intend it, with respect. You have a spirit that no amount of fat could ever smother. I don't blame you, though, for wanting to set down more and more of the unneccessary pounds, so that you can turn your attention to the many things that life holds in store for you - wonderful experiences that you completely deserve. I always appreciate what you have to say, and you say it so very well.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/6/2012 3:30PM

    Oh, your blogs are so great, and I've missed them! This one just makes me want to get up and DANCE! Thanks for a positive shot in the arm today! You DO rock! emoticon

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SARAWALKS 6/5/2012 8:46PM

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YOU ARE! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOODIE59 6/5/2012 6:08PM

    Look out, June. And after that -- July and August. After that -- the sky's the limit. You deserve peace and happiness and the outside matching the inside:) You can do this, M:)
Deirdre

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/5/2012 5:53PM

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/5/2012 2:32PM

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You are AWESOME just as you are Chiquita!
No Question About It!!!!
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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/5/2012 2:21PM

    Love it!

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Looking for Personal Trainer/Online Coach

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hello Sparkies!

I have been working (semi) hard and getting results. I had stronger success in the past (now 7 years gone by) where I saw very good results. I had a 3 pronged approach back then - me (I was an advocate for myself), my doctor, and my coach.
Together we whittled down my blood sugar, took off some pounds and I was a healthier version of me.

I am back to supporting myself in my goals, have a good doc in my corner, and now I am looking for that third piece. I am seeking a personal trainer, who can be an online coach from afar and I am hopeful a Sparkie will know someone or can recommend someone to me.

I'm looking for someone who can help push me along, knows what he/she is talking about, and be friendly but in a no nonsense tough love kind of way!
I want someone who is going to help me become a better me!

Thanks!!!!

Have a great day, sparkies!

  
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DIFROMWYOMING 5/27/2012 3:34PM

    Hope you get some good suggestions...I wish you all the best always!

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DOODIE59 5/24/2012 8:47AM

    Very good idea, Mickey -- I will be interested to hear how this works out. Best of luck in your search!
Deirdre

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The Big Swap

Sunday, May 13, 2012

If you hear excessively loud clapping, it is just me, patting myself on the back.

Hubby and I made bfast plans out at our favorite diner. I was jonesing for a breakfast burrito, which is just glorified egg mixture put in a tortilla and grilled a bit. I really thought this through. I thought about asking them to use my wheat tortilla to prepare it, but figured that might not fly with health dept code and all, so I did the next best thing.

When the dish arrived, I scooped it out of their tortilla and put it into mine, saving many extra cals and carbs. BRAVO SISTER! That is what I am talking about. I took the liberty of pre-warning hubby I had this up my sleeve so he would not freak out. It worked!

I won't pretend that my tortilla tasted better. I am sure it did not. BUT, what did TASTE BETTER was the taste of victory! I can have my burrito and eat it too! Sweetness! I almost did a victory lap around the diner. GO ME!

I am really happy with myself. I am wrapping my head around doing good things for myself = love, and I am worth it. WOO HOO!

Show your love, sparkies --what have you been doing for yourself lately?

  
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/24/2012 9:25AM

    That is just fantastic! I am so proud of you! AND, I'm glad you are not afraid to give yourself credit for when you make wise choices! YOU ROCK! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAINALABAMA 5/22/2012 6:21PM

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/17/2012 2:40PM

    Good for YOU, Mickey! That's fantastic! I am so proud that you did that! emoticon

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 5/16/2012 10:13PM

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!

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PINKAMBER18 5/16/2012 8:04AM

    Nice job :)

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DOODIE59 5/14/2012 9:53PM

    Good job -- you make the choices you need to make for YOU. And you had fun anyway -- win/win.
Deirdre

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/14/2012 3:21PM

    Kudos! emoticon

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_KATHY 5/14/2012 11:31AM

    I can't help but smile when I read your blogs lately. Especially since it's early here and my eyes are not reading the words exactly right. I sorta skimmed the "warned hubby" part and "had this up my sleeve" part and my brain told me you warmed the tortilla up your sleeve LOL well, I had to go back and read that again. :) Have a great day Mar
Hugs
Kathy

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MUGGLE_MOM 5/14/2012 7:00AM

    You Go Girl!!!!
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That's the way to do it!!!!!
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MAVERICK59 5/14/2012 12:59AM

    You are such a delight!
Good for you!
I am glad you followed through with you plan.
Hugs,
Belinda

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Heck Yeah

Thursday, May 10, 2012

YEAH!

I got up 30 mins early and whipped out my new indoor peddler to get some bike time in., Um, I could not get it to open up right. What? Crimp in my style. I was pumped up, and then deflated. and then... I MOVED ON!

Wii!

This is just what it takes me to pull myself right back on the road. I am doing what I need to do to pull myself along, get my fitness in order, and my life falls in order. Got a little spark re-started, and now off to make some oatmeal for breakfast! Yes!!!!

Have a great day, sparkies!!!

  
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LINDAINALABAMA 5/22/2012 6:24PM

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ADIPOSEROSE 5/13/2012 8:06PM

    Wow!!! You are a bundle of enthusiasm!! Can you bottle some of that and send it to me, please?? I'm so proud of you, Mick!! emoticon Kick butt and take no prisoners!!

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_KATHY 5/12/2012 1:17PM

    You are absolutely right... Get your fitness in order and the rest falls in place. At least that is how it works for me. I love my peddler... I have ignored it lately. Thanks for the reminder to go with the flow, as always Mary

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 5/12/2012 12:56PM

    yaaaaa for plan B's

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COPEMA 5/10/2012 9:45PM

    Hi Mickey! (or is it Mary?)
Good job going right to plan B and not letting technical difficulties get in the way of a good AM workout! I love the Wii and don't use it nearly as much as I should. I love the boxing in the sports games. It's an awesome workout! emoticon
Hope you have a great Friday and weekend, too!
Hugs,
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Marsha

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SARAWALKS 5/10/2012 2:33PM

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SEATTLESIMS 5/10/2012 11:57AM

    great job! Have a great day!!

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DOODIE59 5/10/2012 9:53AM

    Way to go, Mickey -- your flexible mind is your friend. There's ALWAYS another way. That kind of positivity sets you up for a great day ahead. I am especially impressed because I know you are in the midst of a very hard time. Taking the time to do what's right for you despite your pain reflects your personal strength. Hugs:)
Deirdre

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SHAWFAN 5/10/2012 8:51AM

    Great for you!! emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/10/2012 8:39AM

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BRAVENEWGRL 5/10/2012 8:34AM

    Yeah you for not letting a little obstacle get in your way!

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MAVERICK59 5/10/2012 8:16AM

    Good Morning Mary!
I hope the rest of your day is good too!


Belinda

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MUGGLE_MOM 5/10/2012 7:46AM

    You Go Girl! That's the way to do it!!
So happy to see your SPARK returning!
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