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DeRailed and ReRailed

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Whew! I threw in the towel for a couple of days! I was just plain overwhelmed (and avoiding SP!) --- but I am ready to re-emerge as someone who has not forgotten I have many unrealized goals and dreams, and I need to just keep moving FORWARD one step at a time.

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I think the road to freedom is paved with tiny successes.

Please share a tiny success of yours that helped you to ignite the flame.

THANKS!

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/28/2010 1:33AM

    Tiny success: choose ONE only one Lifestyle Change, yes there's a list of others but choose only one that is the one that would the most impact on your health; break it down into babysteps; then concentrate only on the first baby step. Temporarily throw the rest of the list away, or put it on the shelf.

Any time you feel overwhelmed, just "do the next right thing", the next baby step.

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JESSBOND 3/23/2010 12:45PM

    That is great! Coming back shows how much you want it!

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DATARN 3/23/2010 10:50AM

    Glad you came back - and sometimes we do take breaks - and start again. Little success for me was 2 weeks of being sick and not exercising - and managing to lose weight anyway!!!
My reward came when my doctor told me she was very proud of me!!
It reinforced the need to keep on keeping on!! You can do this!! You are worth it.
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MUGGLE_MOM 3/23/2010 10:25AM

    Please don't avoid SP. You don't have to post, but read blogs of successful people. Keep in touch. Please never feel like you have to avoid this place. Its meant to be a comfort and an aide when you need it.

I love your quote ' the road to freedom is paved with tiny successes'. I agree whole heartedly. Celebrate every success no matter how small. A mountain can be moved one pebble at a time.

Share a tiny success.... I logged every single food that I ate yesterday including the pb eggs because I wanted to make sure although I get too keep the calories, I didn't want to keep the guilt associated with them. Guilt and deprivation are 2 of the most fattening things a girl can have and I don't want any part of that. I tracked it and moved on. I would consider it a huge success on my part.

Hope your day gets better and you never forget what your dreams are. We missed you.

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Upcoming Milestones and Marks

Monday, March 15, 2010

Here's what I am using to get my butt moving in the days ahead:

4 weeks until my BDAY
6 weeks until VACAY
10 weeks until REUNIONS

I have a lifelong habit of making big plans and then falling short when I get overwhelmed. I cave when I stop believing in my own abilities to manage my life.

To counter that, I am now planning one day, one meal at a time. This is helping me to deal with manageable goals, and improve my success rate.

I am very capable, and I have achieved great success in many areas of my life -- particularly at work. I need to apply those same principles of my success to my own personal areas of my life.

I am stepping forward one little step at a time, and cheering myself at every step!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/19/2010 4:24AM

    Yep I can sooooooooo relate, to both your problem and your solution. How is it going? Daily consistency is what I strive for. That and having a daily routine.

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OUTDOORSY42 3/18/2010 3:14PM

    One day at a time is the way to go. You can conquer anything that way. Keep up the good work!!!! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/16/2010 10:38PM

    Well I have a birthday in less than two weeks and nothing after that...Got to set up some targets to aim at. Yours are awesome!

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JOKNOWS 3/16/2010 7:43PM

    One day at a time and slow and steady wins the race are maybe cliche, but they are so true. That's my new motto too, Conquering one day at a time. emoticon

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YESITSDEB 3/16/2010 12:48PM

    Good self analysis and great plan! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JESSBOND 3/15/2010 8:45PM

    That is great! Keep up one step at a time and you will get there! Good luck!

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DATARN 3/15/2010 7:16PM

    That is so great!! You can do this. What a good plan.
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KOBER9999 3/15/2010 4:23PM

    Wow! You are doing great!
Sounds like you have a plan!
One day at a time! That's one of my mottoes!
Keep Sparking!
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RED_RIDING_HOOD 3/15/2010 2:32PM

    You can do it with baby steps. Woo Hoo. We are here to help you.

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TGIF!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Long week! Eating well - not so much - exercising some but both could be better. Feel like I need to buckle down and keep my focus. I coached a co-worker today through some bad feeling sshe was having, and reminded myself it is no different for me. I need to keep my eyes on the prize. I will work on my collages this weekend.

I have all of the tools and all of the success is within me. I just need to absolutely remember that I want this ... more than anything --- and then just go grab it. A new life is mine for the taking.

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/13/2010 4:35AM

    I loved this and am adding to my page's quotes:

I have all of the tools and all of the success is within me. I just need to absolutely remember that I want this ... more than anything --- and then just go grab it. A new life is mine for the taking.

Thanks for the encouragement!

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JESSBOND 3/12/2010 9:22PM

    That is the spirit! You can do this!

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DATARN 3/12/2010 4:24PM

    Coaching other people usually has a 2 way effect. Good for you!!!I hope you have a great weekend!!
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MEL_UNRAU 3/12/2010 3:19PM

    You can do it!!! You are absolutely right... you have everything you need to succeed right there inside you!

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TGIF!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Long week! Eating well - not so much - exercising some but both could be better. Feel like I need to buckle down and keep my focus. I coached a co-worker today through some bad feeling sshe was having, and reminded myself it is no different for me. I need to keep my eyes on the prize. I will work on my collages this weekend.

I have all of the tools and all of the success is within me. I just need to absolutely remember that I want this ... more than anything --- and then just go grab it. A new life is mine for the taking.

  
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LEXUSIASIS 3/12/2010 3:09PM

    Sounds like you have the right thinking, so just apply it. Keep up the fight, you will get there. Take care, and thanks for sharing. emoticon

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Gym Dandy

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My hubby was due at work today at 5am! Yay! His early departure helped me get up and get over to the gym by 5am. That is a personal best arrival time! WOO HOO!

I rode the bike for 20 mins, doing intervals, which always give me a better workout - and then followed up with strength training for a while. I am super psyched that I got that squared away, and was able to stop to get gas on the way to work, and still get in early. (I'm also leaving early today and the early in will help the early out.)

I did chest press, shoulder press, triceps, seated row, and calf. I am slow to add more leg routines because I do not want to overdo it just yet. I will get there though and then I will be even closer to my goals as the legs have much larger muscle groups. More muscle = more burn. Woot. I'm on my way.

I still feel in the happy zone and I left the gym over an hour ago. This is good. It is nice to be out of the crankies. I will say that I did yawn for practically the whole time I was on the back. I guess my body was still adjusting to be awake. I have not done that before. ha ha.

Looking forward to a GREAT day with many positive moments. Wishing you all a beautiful day as well! Woo hoo! Happy Hump Day!

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TAMX13 3/12/2010 2:18PM

    You go Girl!
Keep the rhythm.
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OCEANGIFT 3/11/2010 4:39PM

    emoticon you inspire me!!!

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JOKNOWS 3/11/2010 4:21PM

    emoticonGreat attitude. You're on your way!! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/10/2010 1:36PM

    That is awesome!

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YESITSDEB 3/10/2010 9:33AM

    Now that's positive energy. I'm impressed with your early morning activities. What a way to jump start a great day! emoticon

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IHAVETOO10 3/10/2010 9:29AM

    Way to go! You should be proud. Normally, I roll over and complain that he put the light on.. LOL

Have A Great Day!
Maureen :0)

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JESSBOND 3/10/2010 9:16AM

    That is great! I am sure your day will be great! Exercising has that power! Keep it up!

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DONNAEDA 3/10/2010 8:48AM

    Congratulations on your early morning accomplishment. I know the feeling of getting your exercise in the early morning and then your energized for the rest of the day.

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DATARN 3/10/2010 8:46AM

    So awesome!! Can't wait to get over this respiratory yuck so I can get back to the Y!! You go girl!
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LOOZINITNOW 3/10/2010 7:52AM

    Sounds like you got an early start to a great day...enjoy! emoticon

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THENEWCINDY 3/10/2010 7:50AM

    Great workout and have a great day!!!

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NWLIFESRC 3/10/2010 7:36AM

    Glad you had a great early rise and workout keep it up.

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