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Thursday, January 16, 2014

  
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JUNEAU2010 6/16/2014 7:23PM

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BIGPAWSUP 6/16/2014 10:11AM

    So is the one who posted this.

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/16/2014 8:41AM

    Nice reminder. Thanks!

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/15/2014 11:52PM

    Thanks! You are too!

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    :o)

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BRENNRENN 2/2/2014 1:13AM

    Yes, I agree with everyone else! You are special too. I subscribed to your blogs and I never got the emails that you posted! Thank goodness I checked email settings! Hope all is well with you and your family! emoticon & blessings to you! Brenn

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GINA180847 1/31/2014 1:26PM

    Thank you, that is reassuring!

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    And so are you! emoticon

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2ABBYNORMAL 1/22/2014 12:57AM

    And so are you...
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OHANAMAMA 1/19/2014 9:02AM

    ***Melt*** I emoticon J.A. :)
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IGNITEME101 1/17/2014 5:04PM

    Yes, I am! :) so are you~

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JUNEAU2010 1/17/2014 3:47PM

    Thanks for making my day!

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    Aw, thanks. Right back at you!
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GMO_JEN 1/17/2014 9:40AM

    Love it!

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JUSTME29 1/17/2014 9:02AM

    Awwww - thanks Dean

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/17/2014 3:56AM

    So are you! Hope things are going better for you.

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MSEMBERSTORM 1/16/2014 11:36PM

    You are too!

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    Hope all's well with you.

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    And so are you!

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Monday is coming

Sunday, January 12, 2014



The end to the weekend is near. Most people dread Monday. I make Monday my favorite day because it is the beginning. If you use your enthusiasm at the beginning and carry it to the end, you will look back at the week and see some amazing things.

I have a check -in with my health assesment counselor tomorrow before my work out. I can tell her I lost four pounds by just changing my nutrition and elimination of things I do not need. I can tell her that I was voted as a Sparkpeople motivator. I can't tell you how happy that made me. It also made me wonder how and why. I was accomplishing something and it all fell apart. it gave me renewed motivation so emoticon to all my sparkfriends.
I can tell her that after my conversation with her that I am going to go work out . I have put togetter a new workout plan . I have worked on a new plan. Because you know what they say about a goal without a plan right ?



So Monday is coming. Time to start again.

  
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JLEMUS1 3/9/2014 2:15PM

    Thank you brother but I hope you wont mind I started my return today!! emoticon m emoticon

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KIYOSHI04 2/5/2014 8:42AM

    yay you.

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MSEMBERSTORM 2/2/2014 5:49PM

    Excellent! Love the way you look at it!

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ANOTHER_NEWDAWN 1/29/2014 11:10PM

    It's about D**n time Sparkpeople made you an official Motivator! Congrats on that, and the four pounds!

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2ABBYNORMAL 1/22/2014 12:56AM

    Great blog!
But Monday for me is like everyone else's Sunday!
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RACEWELLWON 1/13/2014 10:24AM

    emoticon cause you are a Motivator Silly ! Congrats on the four pounds !! So that virtual 100 bucks - Hmmmm ??? lol I am very happy you !! K emoticon

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GYMGIRL79 1/12/2014 9:51PM

    So true... I'm starting my week with a 5:00am workout...before the kids are even up my day will be oft to a good start.
Wishing you a great week. :)

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MSEMBERSTORM 1/12/2014 9:05PM

    Excellent way to look at it. Congrats on the four pounds and being a spark people motivator!

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LINDAK25 1/12/2014 8:26PM

    You lost FOUR POUNDS! That's fantastic! Good for you! Woo Hoo you Spark Motivator, you!

To Mondays, may they come only once a week.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/12/2014 5:05PM

    Great blog and wonderful attitude!! Sorry I jumped on it early. I liked your quotes. I love your plan. You CAN do this.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/12/2014 4:22PM

    Let's do it!

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AJB121299 1/12/2014 4:22PM

    nice

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JUSTME29 1/12/2014 4:20PM

    EEEEK! Monday's coming! HIDE! shhhhhhh -he'll hear you.


Sorry I jumped early. I actually like Monday's too (shh, don't tell anyone - they'll think I'm weird) for the same reason. It's always a fresh start - whether weight loss, work week, personal "stuff"... whatever. The way the week starts informs the rest of the week. Now Thursdays on the other hand I just can't figure out.

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Not time to get discouraged yet.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

  
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2ABBYNORMAL 1/22/2014 12:55AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/12/2014 9:43AM

    Very good reminder. Thanks.

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MSEMBERSTORM 1/10/2014 10:42PM

    Perfect time to post this!

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LINDAK25 1/10/2014 11:20AM

    Yes! I have to tell my self to just do it because sometimes it really does feel like nothing is happening.

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RACEWELLWON 1/10/2014 10:09AM

    So true , those little steps add up to a major change ! K

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JUSTME29 1/10/2014 8:40AM

    This is something that I have to remind myself of constantly.

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JUNEAU2010 1/9/2014 9:24PM

    emoticon I needed that!

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GYMGIRL79 1/9/2014 7:32PM

    So true.. Every single little healthy choice adds up. :) Hang in there!

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    Lov'n it! Thanks!
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  I like this. Thanks!

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When there is no one there to do it for you.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

  
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2ABBYNORMAL 1/11/2014 11:39PM

    Needed this!
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    lol!

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LINDAK25 1/8/2014 10:49PM

    Snort! I never thought of it that way. Great quote.

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MSEMBERSTORM 1/8/2014 9:21PM

    Agreed!


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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 1/8/2014 8:37PM

    That's my favorite Zig Ziglar quote! I have it over my computer.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/8/2014 8:23PM

    This is true!

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Oh ! Crap.

Saturday, January 04, 2014



Sometimes we are too quick to abandon out plans,skip workouts,miss walks or bail on our plans because of one slip up. I did this in a bad way after my wife was hurt. I had my wife's family members bringing us food several times a week. Pans of Brownies,scalloped potatoes,Mac'n Cheese,cakes. My BIL works for Frito Lay and we had two boxes of chips,Doritoes,beef jerky and various snacks. Our waiting room family (People who had family members in ICU) ordered pizzas and other fast food. My time was spent between taking care of my boys ,work ( got some time off,but being a new employee, not much) and visiting my wife. I had very little time and it was easy to bail.
In 2012,my best year, I over-indulged a few times,( Birthday parties social gatherings etc,etc) I still managed to lose weight,workout and was still motivated. I did not penalize myself for slipping up and neither should you.
This process is hard, I won't lie and some of you already know this. But it can be done. I like to take time to sit and think about what I am doing weight and workout wise and attack. I will not punish myself .
I will explain my "Fat Ninja" moniker in a blog in the future. If you are in the midst of the snowstorm and the extreme freezing temperatures,please be safe. emoticon

  
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OHANAMAMA 1/8/2014 7:32PM

    I used to say that all the time... ruined day because of a single slip... but now I'm different. I know one bad choice does not make a whole bad day or week. :) Thanks for the reminder!!

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 1/6/2014 1:07PM

    I'm glad your back... I have missed your inspiration.
Stay safe and be well my friend.
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EMDEEDEE 1/6/2014 12:54PM

  Wow! Thanks for this blog post. Definite food for thought. It is so easy to be less than kind to ones self when a mistake is made. There are so many reasons why I can succeed, many more than causes of failure. :) Cheers friend emoticon

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LINDAK25 1/6/2014 12:34PM

    It's way too easy to fall back into bad habits, isn't it? Wouldn't it be nice if we could just push a do over button and go back and do things differently? So, the past is done and while we can learn from it, we can't dwell on it. Time to start living in the present. Time to light a Spark and get moving! I know you've had a difficult year and while things have settled down, life is still difficult. Just keep fighting and don't give in!

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MSEMBERSTORM 1/5/2014 11:32PM

    Love the analogy at the beginning of your blog. Never quite thought about it like that before.

Thanks for posting and I hope this year is better than last! Keep pushing!

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WALKINGCHICK 1/5/2014 3:57PM

    Thanks for the reminder - and for showing that everyone has to work hard to stay on top of being healthy and finding ways to stay healthy whilst challenged by life. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/5/2014 2:56PM

    Do not punish yourself!! Just take a deep breath, accept that life has been BEYOND difficult lately, and you gave in. Now another deep breath and today become emoticon . You can do this and will be awesome. 2014 will be your year to shine.

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JUSTME29 1/5/2014 1:54PM

    We can't punish ourselves, but we can pick ourselves up and move on from here. I struggle with this too - one slip up and I tend to throw out the whole day. That's dumb because one slip up is always better than 2 or a whole day of over-indulgence.

You survived, and that's all you could do. It is something to remember though. Often at my work we sign up to take meals to employees who are having a bad time (surgery, family illness, etc) and I need to remember to not throw together simply comfort food, but something healthy as well.

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JUNEAU2010 1/5/2014 12:38PM

    Great analogy!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/4/2014 11:13PM

    Wishing you all good things in 2014.

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RACEWELLWON 1/4/2014 8:37PM

    emoticon Love it !! More Snow ! Yeah ! Well I am glad you let me know - lol - I am quick ! I hear you load and clear !! When a tragedy falls upon us which it did - who in their right mind can prepare for such a situation. Other people mean well by preparing food and yes of coarse you eat because your running to the hospital , taking care your children , working and household maintenance not to add the stress of the situation. Yeah -grab and go - pretty much when I broke my legs - I could not stand to prepare food - I ate what was available.

Good to see Midnighter the Creative Motivator back in Action ! Love the Page - you are a fighter !! Hugs K emoticon emoticon

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