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Ouch! That Hurt

Friday, March 21, 2014

I don't make a habit of taking what people say personally. I try not to let what people say or not say affect how I feel about myself.


Sometimes, all it takes is two sentences.

Two sentences that I didn't really want to hear.

Two sentences that maybe I really needed to hear.

"What does the doctor say about you losing some weight? You looked really nice when you lost all that weight."


Those two sentences were spoken to me by my Mom just this past weekend.

Truth is, I haven't been to the doctor since July. Truth is, yes, I know I looked better and healthier when I lost the weight. Truth is, I have fallen back into old habits and the weight has creeped back.

Those two sentences hit me like a brick and jolted a wake up call...YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING...NOW!!!!

So, it is time to get back on track. Not to just look "nice" again. I think I look "nice" now. But I do miss my old clothes and I do miss that high you get from a good workout. I just needed someone to slap me in the face, so to speak to get me going again.

I'm back, I'm committed, I'm determined.

The great thing about this is it's not ever too late to start over, make a change, get with it. You just have to say "I'm going to do it" and the DO IT.

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ELRIDDICK 3/21/2014 8:02AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Panties falling down! (and other mishaps of speed walking in a dress)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Today it is sunny outside (yay!) Not too cold - but definitely not warm. A chilly 41 degrees (weatherman indicated it would be in the upper 50's - don't know why I listened).

I wore a dress today to work and yes, I knew that I would be walking at lunch - outside. I purposefully left my sneakers at work yesterday so I would not have the excuse of forgetting to bring them. I even remembered to bring socks!

I thought about skipping out and just going over to Walmart. Back and forth my mind went. But I knew I needed to get out there and just DO IT.

My walking partner skipped out on me today....leaving me another out if I wanted to take it.

But no....I took off my heals, put my sneakers on, put tissue in my ears (my ears are really sensitive to the cold and wind), grabbed my gloves and phone (gotta have music) and headed out the door.

I'm fortunate that where I work has a perfect place to walk around the condo area. It is rectangular and is .20 miles to complete.

I must admit that I felt kind of silly in my dress and sneakers, but I plunged ahead. At first, it wasn't too bad....

Then I rounded the first corner and was walking AGAINST the wind.

....head down....with one hand on my dress trying to make sure it didn't blow up revealing more than intended....

One lap down...five more to go.

The more laps I made, however, the more my underwear started creeping down.
Do you have any idea how uncomfortable that is?
Do you know how hard it is to discreetly pull up your underwear while you are walking?

By the sixth lap, however, I had it all down - one hand tugging at my dress holding it down, the other discreetly pulling up my undies.

I would love to be able to write what the moral of this story is other than if you are going to walk in a dress, wear a long one with good fitting underwear.


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MZKYNDLY 4/8/2013 4:51PM

    Has always been hard for me to get rid of my "big clothes" ( underoos included!) so I have had the underwear falling down happen ( not a dress, workout pants) and I gotta tell ya, I loved it , lol of course I was working out in my living room and not walking outside :P
congrats on such a lovey milestone :=)

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EARTHTONED84 3/25/2013 11:04AM

    Love this!!! I personally have never had my undies slip down while walking but I can definitely relate to walking outside with a dress on during work with all of the wind! Great job at keeping focused and (not letting your undies drop) going out for your walk! emoticon

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HWNHMMBRD 3/18/2013 2:49PM

    Well, you survived the underwear incident, you can get through ANYTHING! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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FIRECOM 3/17/2013 1:36PM

    Being a guy, I am not prone to this problem, but I could not help but break out laughing at your situation. Not laughing at you, but with you.

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  Hahaaaa! Funny. Thanks for sharing your story.

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SLIMMINGSHAY 3/15/2013 11:33PM

    That's too funny! Thanks a bunch for the laughs! :D

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TIME4MJ 3/15/2013 8:31PM

    ROFL I so get this! Totally one of those things that have to be experienced to really understand it, and boy do I understand it! Thanks for posting, it was exactly what I needed today :)

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CEEMAY 3/15/2013 7:38PM

    Very funny! How wonderful that you were able to keep your sense of humor!!


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LUNADRAGON 3/15/2013 6:16PM

    Cute!~ Though I am sure you did not feel that way. Thank you for sharing the smiles!Well done for walking at work. I have to wait for the weather to be warmer to walk outside my job, but I do walk inside.

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LUCIELEMONADE 3/15/2013 5:19PM

    Best post of the day! lol.
Time to buy smaller underwear.
YEAH for you!!

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ALIWVU121 3/15/2013 3:07PM

    Hahaha. This made me laugh, mostly because it happens to me all the freakin time! Except not in a dress, but when I'm at the gym in my tight running pants where I know people can see my panty lines! One time I literally had to go to the bathroom because they went so far down! Ugh. I think I need to buy new ones, lol.

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JOANNHUNT 3/15/2013 1:57PM

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SAABSTORY 3/15/2013 12:53PM

    That was funny. Never had that problem, but I have an underarmor base layer shirt that is too small and when I exercise in it, it rides up and over the stomach. Not as embarrassing, but it makes it uncomfortable. The bad thing is I have 2 identical shirts, one does it, one doesn't. So it makes it a crap shoot when grabbing shirts.

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SENATOR9 3/15/2013 11:40AM

    I can see emoticon that
Too funny.but you got it done

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EMILYDOODLE 3/15/2013 10:49AM

  That's great!

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SIMONEKP 3/15/2013 9:53AM

    Too funny

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KDYLOSE 3/15/2013 9:28AM

    This is hysterical. I walk at lunch too - never tried it in a dress, but there's been some other wardrobe malfunctions.

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JLEMUS1 3/15/2013 9:06AM

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LIFETIMER54 3/15/2013 6:15AM

  emoticon lol

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PEACEAPPLE 3/15/2013 1:57AM

  Lol. Been there.

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Headache free!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I suffer from headaches. There are stretches in time where I have them on a daily basis, all day, for a week at a time.

Sometimes, I'm lucky and I have a day without a headache, but returns the following day.

Yes, I have done testing. No tumors, no clots. Not much in the way of explanation.

But today I realized that I haven't had a headache in about 2 weeks. That is truly a miracle! Now, I just need to back track to see what I have done differently so I can keep on doing it.

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FIRECOM 3/17/2013 1:37PM

    Very interesting. Have you reached any conclusions yet? If so, they might help others. I suffered migraines as a teen ager but no longer.

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Today is THE day!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Shouldn't this be what we think every day.....

Today is THE day that I will do the best that I can do.
Today is THE day when I won't let negative people influence me.
Today is THE day that I put on a smile and make someone else smile.
Today is THE day that I will drink all my water.
Today is THE day that I say " I am important".
Today is THE day that I get off my hiney and do SOMETHING.

Today is not yesterday and will not ever be tomorrow. Today is just today. So concentrate on that.....what can you do today? Not what I did or didn't do yesterday, and not what can be done tomorrow.

Today is THE day.

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PJ2222 3/11/2013 11:54AM

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NEEDBU66 3/11/2013 11:50AM

    It was the last thought as I got in the car after a pretty good walk. Ugh. I gotta get up and do it again tomorrow. There is no break. We can do good today, but still, tomorrow, get up and do it again.

Thats the truth with everything however.

And it makes eventually a much better place!!!

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63KEEPONGOING 3/11/2013 11:50AM

  I really love this. Our new team sure could use someone like you. Check us out. Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line.

Hope to see you there.

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Motivation vs Determination

Thursday, August 11, 2011

How many of us have either heard or said, "I'm just not very motivated to do _________(fill in the blank)?

The dictionary defines motivation as:

motivation- n
1. the act or an instance of motivating
2. desire to do; interest or drive
3. incentive or inducement

So you're motivation to lose weight or become healthy could be almost anything. For me, it was my health. My blood pressure was high, I felt pretty much like crap all the time and I was ready for a change. And from there, I would set little goals and rewards for attaining those goals. For others, sometimes, it could be to be able to get in a new bathing suit, an upcoming wedding, to be able to fit into that ___size jeans, a trip....etc.

Sometimes, you have to create your own motivation....but what happens when you have started on your journey and that motivation is just not there any longer. A lot of people just give up...they become discouraged. Maybe they have slipped and they now believe that the goal that they have set is unattainable. They lose their motivation.

Motivation can come and go and sometimes you don't have control over "motivation"'s what you do that counts. That's where Determination comes in. You control determination. It is something that comes from within you....not some outward thing that you strive for.

Determination is what causes us to keep going no matter what.
Some of the definitions from the dictionary for determination are:

determination n
1. the act or an instance of making a decision
2. the condition of being determined; resoluteness
3. a resolute movement towards some object or end matter what your motivation is to reach your's your determination that will get you there.

So, set your goals, be motivated, but above all, be determined and resolute in your purpose of getting there.

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KEEKBEAN 8/15/2011 11:38AM

    I really liked your blog. It's true we all go through points where our motivation wanes and we lose sight of the purpose of all this torture we're putting ourselves through. But determination is the key to get us through it. I'm determined to persevere in the face of waning motivation! I just became the team leader for the On a Mission team (which is looks like you're a member of) and what you're talking about fits perfectly with what the team is about. I'm working on creating a customized/individualized challenge that I'd love it if you'd weigh in on. It all starts here:

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DO4FIT 8/11/2011 10:13AM

  emoticon what an awesome post! Thanks

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HEALTHYASHLEY 8/11/2011 9:19AM

    This is awesome. Thank you for posting it!

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NICHGATE 8/11/2011 8:49AM

    This is a great blog...I liked it lots!

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