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Yesterday doesn't matter

Monday, July 09, 2012

There is only today - what are you going to do with today?

I have viewed myself for so long as fat, out of shape, a blob, if you will - I overlooked that I could change at any minute I wanted to - I could change what I was doing and how I viewed myself.

I once told my former trainer that I could not go for a walk because I ate chocolate.

He said, "what?"

I didn't get that they were 2 different ACTIONS. He pushed me out the door for my walk.

Being fat is not who I am UNLESS I choose the behaviors that keep me obese,

I choose to walk
I choose to eat healthy
I choose to go to therapy

I choose the person I am

and drumroll, please....

I choose to be the person I am becoming every day by the actions I take...

Do or not do. The choice is yours. There is no yesterday.

Only today.

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/10/2012 8:33AM


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    I had to laugh at the you couldn't walk because you ate chocolate. You're so cute. I can only imagine the look on their face. "Whatchu talkin' bout Willis?"

Every choice you make to do better, you become better! It may not be on your timeline but you learn a lot about yourself in the process! Keep it up girl!

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MUGGLE_MOM 7/10/2012 7:24AM

    Awesome Blog! And so true!
You go girl!!!!
Your road is right in front of you and you are on your way!!!!!

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SHALLID 7/10/2012 6:23AM

    I choose today too! Good luck on making wonderful life choices today! emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 7/10/2012 12:16AM

    Isn't it funny how we connect two totally different things and make them an item (chocolate bar prevents exercise)? Your mantras are AWESOME!!!

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CHRISBEM 7/10/2012 12:05AM

    My dad always says that today is the first day of the rest of your life.

One of the songs I like is basically a woman giving advice along what you said, that you get to choose how your life goes. A couple of lines that I like from the song go basically along the lines that your life is a book... the rest is unwritten.

I try to remember that one I have an oops moment... do I want my book to talk about the "I can't walk because I ate chocolate" or "I am going to walk to burn off the chocolate"?

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The Coat

Friday, June 22, 2012

I did a little shopping last night - mostly because I have a casual work function today during lunchtime and it has been sweltering. I work at a semi-conservative place so shorts, and jeans are out.

I bought a couple of things to wear, and it started me thinking about a long forgotten item in my closet: THE COAT.

I bought it a while back - a long while back - I didn't live in my house when we bought it and that is going on 3 years.

I remember splurging on it (around $200). It's been in my closet now for years. I am going to wear this fall. I mean it, I am going to wear it. It's been too snug to be comfortable but it is my new incentive. I am going to get into that freaking coat!

I never thought I would be dreaming of wearing a coat on a hundred degree day!

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SKY2012 7/5/2012 8:50PM

    what a beautifulllllllllllll coat and wonderful goal.

you GO girlfriend! yeh! emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 6/28/2012 11:20PM

    Oh, summer always gets me dreaming of cooler days-lol. You and that coat are going to get a long wonderfully this fall. :)

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LOOZINITNOW 6/23/2012 10:30AM

    Yes you are!!!! emoticon

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_KATHY 6/22/2012 5:48PM

    All goals are good. Stay determined.

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ONEFLYCHIK10 6/22/2012 3:13PM

    Keep at it! I am convinced that there is no better feeling than getting in to something that never fit and now does! (mind you im single and have no kids, lol) keep at it. Im rooting for you!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/22/2012 2:29PM

    Great goal. emoticon

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DOODIE59 6/22/2012 1:07PM

    That is a very tangible goal. Hanging in front of you, reminding you of why you are going to make the right choices each day between now and ... November. The side effect, of course, will be related weight loss and more fitness. Win, win, win:) Go, grrl.

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SHALLID 6/22/2012 11:46AM

    i know exactly how you feel. i bought a pr of jeans roughly 1&1/2 - 2 sizes small a year ago, now that you got me thinking about it, I'll take it out and put it on the outside so i can remember what i'm aiming for. no more unnecessary time outs for me.

WE can do this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/22/2012 11:15AM

    Awesome goal to reach for!

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/22/2012 7:49AM

    I love it love it love it!!!!
I hope you are hanging it where you can see it multiple times a day.
Do you talk to it and let it know that it will be worn oh so very soon and that you can't wait?
I am so proud of you! You are one amazing lady that will be looking FABULOUS in your coat this fall!!!
Whooo Hooooo!!!!!

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KDAILEY70 6/22/2012 7:32AM

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It's All About Trust

Thursday, June 21, 2012

If I can trust myself to handle my own body and care for it in a way that is nurturing and good for my health, I will succeed.

If I trust that I am a good person, kind, compassionate, loving towards others, then I will not question every little motive when someone says or does something nice for me.

If I trust that all things happen for the greater good, I will be patient in waiting for the right outcome, instead of hurrying things along and insisting on my own way - even if - in the long run it may not be the best choice for me or for anyone.

It's hard to trust. It takes a lot of exercise to teach that trust muscle. It is something I am still working on, and may always work on.

For now, though, just for today, I am trusting in my abilities, and leaning on my higher power (God) to pull me through when I am weakest. I will not turn to food for comfort, or use it as a means of hiding my self perceived inadequacies. I will use food only to nourish my body without the need for it standing in for something else. I will believe that I can direct my actions to provide myself with what I need. I trust myself that I can do this!


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YOBOELI 11/11/2012 11:24AM

    emoticon You can do it

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/21/2012 9:24PM


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    Wonderful post girl!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/21/2012 1:44PM

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DOODIE59 6/21/2012 11:54AM

    Yup. You have to truly believe you're worthy of your life. Honour your spirit. Each one of us is unique, and has a right to be here. ... Let's make ourselves count! I firmly believe that when we get our insides (head/heart) working properly, the outside will fall into place (helped along by our efforts). Let's do this!

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_KATHY 6/21/2012 11:29AM

    Your blog is hitting the right notes this morning. But then, what you say seems to always resonate with me. Even your wallpaper hits home. I haven't been fighting for myself.. for my life. Trust is indeed a hard thing but it's the way it needs to be. This morning I am letting go of an old joyful deadly friend...Food for fun and entertainment. I trust I'll be just fine without it. I will learn joy in other things.

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_KATHY 6/21/2012 11:23AM

    double post

Comment edited on: 6/21/2012 11:30:58 AM

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LOOZINITNOW 6/21/2012 11:03AM

    Beautiful blog! You can do this! emoticon

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More than the Galloway Method

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm told this is Jeff's idea - make your run (or walk) mailbox to mailbox or landmark to landmark - you pick whatever it is. Good for you, Jeffy! I'm sure it's a great book, and one day when I am ready, I'll whip that puppy out and become a true believer.

Let me say this. Mailbox to mailbox. Nope. Not today. It was scorching hot out there. I made it shadow to shadow. Shade to shade. Seriously, it felt boiling hot. Who was wearing winter pants? (albeit MATCHING, well-coordinated pants) but hotter than you know what. Geez!

At one point, I decided to sit on a cement slab bench. Are you kidding me? How does cement conduct heat? I thought I was going to cool my rear with a nice little icy break. NO! It felt like I was being branded, only warmer, and I did hop off that bench mighty quick! Yowsa!

I had a planned outing for today - and was meeting up with 2 staff members that I was buying a thank you lunch - they picked the place but it was filled with excellent healthy choices. I stopped by for a couple of errands while I was out, but the heat was stifling! Yes, I know it was not even technically summer yet! Ha ha!

I enjoy the heat, but I melt under its rays. Shady spot to shady spot - shadow to shadow. I got an extra walk in and came home tonight and did the Wii. Woo hoo.

Glug, glug, glug,....no problem getting in the water today.

Keep cool, sparkies!

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DOODIE59 6/21/2012 8:30AM

    Hi M
My daughter and I joined a Discount Fitness place near us. All I do so far is walking on the treadmill (I do have a plan, though:)). We put on a TV show to distract us and during the ads we bump up the mph speed -- we're not watching those ads anyway, and it's usually a 4 min or so burst of effort that we can handle. Sort of what you are aiming for, once the sun cools it a bit:) ... Interval training:)

Be good!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/21/2012 8:26AM

    It is only 8:30 and I have 4 glasses of water in already - I am not a fan of this type of heat!

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TAMPATINK67 6/21/2012 8:08AM

    The consistency will pay off- just hoping everyone remembers to stay safe and listen to their bodies during the extreme heat!

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BERRY4 6/21/2012 1:34AM

    It is sometimes difficult to do, but the early AM (before 8) will help get the exercise in w/out heat stroke. (or branding...LOL)

Best to you in your journey towards health and fitness!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/20/2012 11:43PM

    "I felt like I was being branded."

I think I just pee'd myself.

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/20/2012 10:02PM

Super Duper Well Done Today!
Awesome job taking care of you in our crazy heatwave.

As far as mbox to mbox, I've used it. Light post to light post, driveway to drive way, tree to tree, whatever it takes, it works, I use it for walking, the kids used it for running.

Make tomorrow as awesome as you made today!

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Owning It

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Owning It means taking care of myself and recognizing that I am the only one with keys to my place. I am responsible for feeding me good stuff, taking out the trash and knowing when I have had enough and it is time to stop:

Staying in Toxic Relationships
Taking on too much
Letting myself off the hook too much

It is a challenge to take care of oneself while keeping your eyes on the prize. It may seem easier to let it all go to pot and let whatever happens happen, but what happens when you come to the end. There is a price to pay for all of those missed opportunities.

I am through just blowing through life like nothing matters --- like I don't matter. I am continually turning my ship around and heading for deeper seas --- where my life has meaning, where I have a purpose in my life and a zest for living.

It is up to me to make changes in my life and live up to the goodness in me. It is up to me to keep a light shining so that I am able to recognize where I should be headed and illuminate how I am going to get there. It is up to me to help others along the way, but to always remember that I have to pull myself up first before I take care of others.

Today, I am owning it by taking bigger baby steps to stay on course, and do what works for me. I am eating fruits/veggies and getting in some walking time. I am doing squats and push-ups and remembering that I am earning my body and making those muscles appear. I am owning it - the good and the bad and the end result will be a life and a body that I am proud of and have worked hard to earn.

What are you owning, sparkies?

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CONTENTCHRIS 6/20/2012 12:20PM

    You are doing well as well my friend. I enjoyed the fact that your ridding yourself of toxic relationships. I am completely out of any bad relations now and am working on teaching my kids to complain less and cause less undo stress to others. Stress was always the Camel that broke my back to give in to the late night snacking and thus feeling of self worthlessness...


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DIFROMWYOMING 6/19/2012 10:40PM

    I agree, Mar, we need to own who we are, who we can be, and BE that. It is easy to say and not always easy to do, but I am with you....I am done telling myself it's okay to fail because it's hard.

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KKINNEA 6/19/2012 6:40PM

    I am owning all my new responsibilities while keeping my good habits!

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DOODIE59 6/19/2012 2:10PM

    Good for you, Mary. Own it. That is one "possession" that can be freeing:)

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ELLEJAY7 6/19/2012 1:31PM

    Absolutely Great Blog! Thanks!

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/19/2012 1:25PM

    Whooo Hooooo!!!!
Great attitude MickeyMax!
You can do it!
You have what it takes!
No excuses.

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LESSOFPMCD 6/19/2012 1:04PM

    How true - we are ultimately the person that is responsible for the decisions we make.

We have to take ownership of ourselves - including our faults - stop blaming others etc. We may not be able to control everything that happens in our lives but we can control how we react to it.

We are worth being on this journey to getting healty - just have to realize this and then do what it takes to obtain your goals.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/19/2012 12:58PM

    Good for you! I talked to a fitness mentor of mine recently and she said we all barely scratch the surface of what we're capable of. I think we all need to remind ourselves of that and strive to be better and value our worth!

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MILPAM3 6/19/2012 12:50PM

  Good for you. Honest with self. Honest with others. Honest with God. It's all good. emoticon

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