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Going down doesn't mean staying down!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The old me stayed down for days. I remember sleeping all day long when I hit these tired times. It was so hard to find the motivation to do anything at all! My poor family-I've often wondered if that is why my kids considered me on the lazy side. I used to have so many more days like that than I do now.
I know part of coming out of that syndrome of sleepiness was deciding to exercise. It is true what they say about moving your body-I'm proof of it. My whole way of thinking started to change, become more positive. Slowly my outlook on life and my position in it went through a wonderful morphing! I so wish I had begun earlier now to do good things for my body, but I have to admit that we accept things when we are ready for them, otherwise advice tends to be just words. I was obviously at the right time when I joined Sparkie. We have been together almost a year now, and I am so thankful for all that I have learned and continue to learn about me. Now I am convinced that it is thanks to my spark friends and my new knowledge that my down day this time was only one day! I have set a new precedence for myself! Yeah, me!

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ACROSONIC 4/22/2011 9:15AM

    I can relate to this. The less I exercise, the more tired I feel, the more I take naps, lay around, etc. Since exercising I have more energy, only nap when I'm really tired, which is rare, and can't sit around for too long without feeling the need to get up and get moving!

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KINSBAILE 4/22/2011 8:11AM

    You are absolutely right! Sometimes going down just means change is coming. You may not know it at first but it'll happen! emoticon

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Rollercoaster rides aren't always fun!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Man, I hate this energy roller coaster I am on right now! Yesterday I was doing just great-today I feel like somebody filled my muscles full of lead! I so look forward to tomorrow cause I will not feel like this two days in a row! As my Biggest Loser friends would say, sometmes you just gotta push on through! I will after a good night's sleep!

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ACROSONIC 4/20/2011 7:39PM

    I can sympathize! It's like that for me some weeks, too. Have a day where you get a lot done, feel so productive, then the next day can't get yourself moving. I hate it!

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MIATIA1 4/20/2011 7:35PM

    no pain......NO GAIN..... so keep up the good work. emoticon

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Rust Remover Anyone?!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I cannot believe it! I actually can still do it! It took me awhile to warm up and granted, 5 jumps at one time isn't very many! But I am so proud of myself!
I have been pestered lately by this sweet little voice in my head whipering "This day is for you-get out and jumprope". Well, it's really easy to ignore that noise when you're on the tired side, but today there was energy, so I went out to the back patio with the jumprope. Now, granted, it is a cloth jumprope, rather flimsy if you ask me. Any excuse in a storm, right? All I know is, when I first started out, two things happened One, I can't jump on both feet because gravity still works too well. The second thing that happened was the rope came over me right after I jumped! It took several jumps to get the coordination back. Finally one jump, one leg at a time. Then two jumps. After about 6 mins. or so, I could actually do 5 jumps before I goofed with the rope. I did about 10 mins.today. Next nice day I'll try again, and again. I will get this thing down and it's so much fun doing it! I never imagined I would have such trouble jumproping, but after probably 30 years, one does tend to get a little rusty! It's time to get the rust out!

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OCTOBER2842 4/21/2011 5:30AM

    Have fun and HAPPY EASTER emoticon

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Second chances are priceless!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I learned a hard lesson this weekend. I don't have to eat all the fries and all the hamburger to enjoy them! It really is okay to listen to your conscience when it says, no more! I blew my calorie count because I felt I wanted and therefore had to have a hamburger for dinner last night. Of course, that also meant fries, which I knew beyond a doubt was a no-no. But the I want's were in charge last night. So this morning I wake up with guilt. Fortunately, sparkie has reminded me enough of falling and getting back up, so I did. Now, in the evening, I can look back on a very successful day. I've exercised, I've eaten right, and now I'm going to have some me time! Thank God for second chances-we all need them once in a while!

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TWOCANS 4/18/2011 11:47PM

    I've been through those "lessons" before, thank goodness we can jump back and do it right the next day! lol

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TEACHDIANN78 4/18/2011 10:34PM

    Every day is a new one!

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It's so different now!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I have been noticing a very different and yet wonderful change in my life-my grocery shopping. It is truly amazing! I have developed over the past year the abillity to shop wiser and more nutritiously than ever before! My grocery list is followed pretty closely, which is for food value as well as to keep the impulse monster from taking over. I had given up on buying what I wanted, just what I needed. Now I find they are one of the same! That really shocks me as I never imagined I would be a health nut! I just thank the people at Sparkie so much for giving me good eating ideas and providing such wonderful recipes! They make my life so much easier and definitely more fun! To be able to shop without guilt is a definite plus! It's also very exciting to keep trying new recipes and different foods than I've eaten before. Yep, shopping has to be done and now it happens with a smile on my face!

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MIATIA1 4/17/2011 10:57AM

    Isn't it wonderful? At my house we have taken Going Green to a whole new avenue.... emoticon

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ACROSONIC 4/17/2011 8:36AM


Last September while visiting my family for a few days and eating whatever (sandwiches and chips, burgers and chips, etc, I finally insisted on some veggies! I said I really wanted something green and drove my grown daughter and niece to a local place where they had a great salad bar). Had to laugh cause never before had I craved veggies!

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