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Making Changes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's time for the summer 5%challenge!

As I have been thinking about it this week, I knew I needed to set some goals. I have been struggling with physical pain. I hurt all the time. I rarely admit it! I pretend it doesn't exsist and put a smile on. It is catching up to me. So my goal is to make healthy choices to feel better. If I can get off the sugar and not have pain, isn't it worth the sacrifice!?!

I will not eat sugary treats for the next 6 weeks.
I will exercise 6 days a week. 30 mins walking,elliptical, and yoga.
I will read my bible and devotional and pray daily.
I will get 6-8 hours of sleep.

My motivation is to have less pain. I was made for more than this!
Hold me accountable friends.

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DOROTHYBERO 6/19/2014 6:11AM


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    I have the same with dairy. Just makes my joints and muscles ache. Glad you were transparent about your pain Christina. You can do it!!!

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SHOTOKIDO 6/17/2014 11:57AM

  You can do it!

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Self Discovery

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I seem to have fallen into the trap of putting everyone elses needs and wants ahead of myself. I am trying to make some changes! Yesterday I made myself an appointment at a spa to get my hair cut. ( It has been almost a year since having even a trim)
I am realizing some new things about myself. The stylist yesterday cut my bangs a bit shorter than she meant to, she began to panic. I said I'm sure they're fine, don't call it a mistake call it Vouge! I found my self cheering her on, comforting her. I thought to myself something is wrong with me! She chopped my bangs and yet I am comforting her. I always seem to do this. I put myself last. Really the bangs are no big deal, I didn't really care. I left the salon feeling beautiful and pampered!
The realization is sparking some change in me. I am asking myself why do I volunteer so much? What's my gain? Why do I need to be so busy to feel valuable? If Gary asks "how was your day?" I get defensive and start naming all my accomplishments of the day. Really the poor man just wants to know about my day. He is not judging how I spent my time. He actually sugggests I just chill.
I found myself binge eatting this week. The boys are all back in school, I had the days to myself. I guess the change left me feeling lonely and useless. I know this is terribly wrong! There is nothing wrong with having some down time infact it is healthy, right? LOL!

In the next few months we plan on opening our home to 1 or 2 more foster sons(hopefully to adopt) . I plan on making a list of things I want to accomplish around the house. I think having the list will help me be focused and not wondering around lost and lonely. I have been reading some motivartional books helping me to see my worth in who I am created to be rather than what I am doing. I also plan on tracking my food, and being nice to myself:)

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Thankful you are discovering something about yourself though as that will help you make some changes a little at a time. I am the same way... I get put to the end of the list so easily so I need to take this to heart as well.

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MISSY455 8/25/2013 2:59AM

    I hope you find your stride once your in the "back to school" routine. I find a list helps me a lot. I tend to spend my housecleaning/project time on the same couple of rooms, ignoring the two rooms I dislike cleaning the most. Wishing you good luck!

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FEARLESSNOW 8/25/2013 12:03AM

    emoticon emoticon and good luck!

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DOROTHYBERO 8/24/2013 7:55PM

    To havr a happy home you must taje care of mom!

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LOOKINGUP2012 8/24/2013 9:51AM

    I applaud you for cheering her on! That's what we learn on SP. It was a temporary set back. I'm retired and stay busy at home most days, but evrything takes so long, it is easy to feel like I haven't accomplished much. Yesterday I spent 4 hours pruning, bagging and hauling to the curb before the g men came. It looks good, but who can see the 4 hours but me. My big problem is that although I am on my feet and busy, I know I am not burning a lot of calories. It is hard for me to put a walk first, knowing how long it will take to get everything else done! Take care emoticon

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LOPEYP 8/24/2013 8:20AM

    Don't forget to include some "me" time.
Good luck next week!

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A plan for the week 5-13-2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

I do so much better if I RESOLVE to stick to a plan for the week. This week I am planning
NO sugary treats
snacks will be only fruit and veggies with peanut butter
I will have a menu for the week
I will get in 30 mins of exercise 6 days this week.
I will post in week one 5% challenge daily

The last 2 weeks I have been making good progress in making healthy habits but was feeling discouraged by the stupid scale! Yesterday I grabbed a pair of jeans from the dryer that are usually tight and leave a muffin top so I was planning a nice fluffy blouse to disguise it. The jeans slipped right on and zipped with a perfect fit! Ahh the feeling of success!!! nothing brings better encouragement. It's going to be a Great week!

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ANGELN325 5/14/2013 6:07AM

    I love doing the weekly menu planning! It's so easy during the week. All I did today was put stuff on the counter and in my special drawer in the fridge of what I'm eating today. I love it, love it, love it. It's confusing for my daughter because she still doesn't get future. She thinks everything is right now, but she will adapt. I told her this is needed so Mommy can take care of herself.

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MHNGJR 5/14/2013 3:51AM

    Sounds like a great, doable plan. Glad you got just the encouragement you needed to keep going. emoticon emoticon

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    You can do it Kellie!

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TWNOMWE 5/13/2013 8:16AM

    emoticon no muffin top!!
Success breeds more success emoticon

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Self discipline

Saturday, April 06, 2013

This month I have set my mind to the fact that I need self discipline.

I have been running to food, thinking about food, actually daydreaming about some yummy morsels that would bring comfort and satisfaction to my daily stress. It would go like this. An email from teacher, my son is failing science= mocha with whip cream: call from principal, my son has discipline referral= dove chocolate: unexpected guests= better make them some desert! There are always crazy unexpected and expected rollercoasters going on in our lives!

I decided just for this month I am taking control by having a plan with no exceptions. I am eating protein shakes for 2 meals, fruit/veggies for snacks, and one meal a day just normal with proper portions. I have got to change my thinking! It actually feels good to have those boundaries set! This week I have been free to focus on other things and be more productive! I am not spending all my time thinking about what food I can get next. I have a plan! I have a PLAN and a goal! I can do it because it is just 1 month. ( for now )

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 4/10/2013 1:47AM

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GAYLLYNNE 4/8/2013 6:53AM

    Having a plan is a great start. Don't make it to complicated and stressful. Remember, just go one day at a time and if you fall, just get back up and keep going. I'm rooting for you to win at losing!!

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    I have one of those kids too (Sensory Integration Disorder) so I know your pain. Eating healthy without horrible cravings (especially in the face of adversity) became a LOT easier for me once I kicked my sugar habit. I still have occasional battles, they occur like once a month, not once or twice a day.

Once I kicked sugar, I now find myself craving a smoothie, a salad, some roasted veggies - - yum! Keep on working on it, it gets easier.

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DOROTHYBERO 4/7/2013 8:11AM

    Way to go Christina - take charge of your life!

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    Sounds like a great plan! What protein shakes are you using? I've been thinking about doing that myself for lunch as I seem to run for carbs mid-day.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 4/6/2013 8:25PM

    emoticon emoticon for a plan Stan! ;) That is definitely the way to go. And I am glad that you feel more productive. I hope this plan goes well for you the rest of the month. yay.

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5% day 5 and 6

Thursday, March 07, 2013

What can I improve on? I need motivation.

I can improve on consistancy. I think the realization that I was craving the habit not the food really helped me! Now if I can stay consistant in believing that. I need to be consistant in exercise as well. Since the injuries last fall I struggle with motivation to exercise. I am competitive and loved beating my race times. Now that I know I can no longer race I am still in a pit. I have been doing some kickboxing and enjoying tae chi. I think gaining weight has sucked my motivation because I feel tired and sluggish. I want to feel better for the upcoming warm weather season so I can enjoy all the activities with my family and not hold them back! That is going to be my motivation!

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MHNGJR 3/8/2013 12:45AM

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    You can do it, but I totally fetched need work at the self motivation.

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SIMOFDIM 3/7/2013 3:29PM

    Wonderful motivation! Good for you!

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DOROTHYBERO 3/7/2013 1:34PM

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CHOCOHIPPO 3/7/2013 1:00PM

    That is a wonderful motivation. And what better competition than against yourself? Good luck!

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    Great job finding a new motivation

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TWNOMWE 3/7/2013 11:50AM

    Lot being on the sidelines is a great motivation and it is more fun to be active with the family.
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SHERYLDS 3/7/2013 10:47AM

    building your stamina is a great goal....better weather is coming.
Glad you've discovered alternatives. good job

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SUNSHINE192DAY 3/7/2013 9:17AM

    I'm proud of you for finding a motivation. I'm still struggling to find mine!

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