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Oh Happy May!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

In a week I'll be measuring those inches and noting how much "inching" my turtle has done! I couldn't BELIEVE he inched again! But I looked over the past months of strength training and cardio workouts vs. calories taken in{Calorie Differential Chart Over Time} and I could see the difference in AMOUNTS of FOOD AND AMOUNTS of EXERCISE that show Feb. is very different from April. I know the LONGER one is in a weight-setting goal mindset ,the HARDER it can become than when you FIRST STARTED!! But i am JAZZED that I'm still losing!!!--just a little longer between amts. of time than when I first started but HEY--I'm in it for the LONG HAUL!!! AND CONGRATS to IOWASHUTTERBUG---READ her recent blog about motivation--A size 14 to a size 10!!! _It's VERY inspiring!!!!Happy May to all ---a fresh month for a fresh start with fresh flowers!!Can you tell I love to garden?!! Have A GREAT DAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CYNEDRA 5/2/2010 5:24PM

    I love the title of your blog. I'm all for May and glad April is over - very stressful month on many fronts and glad its over so I can try to focus on ME again.

Let that turtle inch. I like that you use the turtle as well.

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RONIE11 5/2/2010 12:06PM

    I was just in my record page and was looking at my diferential I found a 1 day at a time page. The week long page doesn't help me much. I still like to write things down with pen and paper. That way I can fuss over it...LOL
I hope May is great for you. You have done such a great job and are one of my most up beat spark friends.. Its always fun reading your blogs.

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My Little Turtle INCHED forth a little more today OR I lost a little more weight!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Seeing that turtle icon {slow and steady ,the pounds STAY OFF!} inching his way down the football field {it's 10 and GOAL!} is EXCITING!!! I didn't expect to get past 177 til May{weighed myself-April 30th -early that morning and blogged at midnight } as I listed in an earlier blog about April being one of my LEARNING or RESETTING MINDSET month!
Thanks from all those who uplifted me with your comments !!! I want to try and personally thank everyone ,but I'm cutting my time on the computer so I will spend the days off my hubby has w/ toddler & hubby.I tend to only get to those on the friend feed directly but YOU ALL ARE IMPORTANT AND THANK YOU!!!! emoticonOne thing I learned yesterday at a meeting of ladies--some of whom I had never met---That when you tell of your wt. loss ,EVERYONE REJOICES with you!!!! Good luck,Sparkers, on all your individual journeys!And I give you May flowers~~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WILLMAKEGOAL 5/1/2010 9:38PM

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KATIEJO5 5/1/2010 1:06PM

    Congratulations! Finding the balance in life is always tough. I struggle constantly with how much time to devote to this healthy lifestyle endeavor!
So glad you are focusing on your family. That little one will grow up before you know it!

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RONIE11 5/1/2010 11:24AM

    I'm glad you are making your family a priority, We are in a wonderful support and positive life changing program but our main goals are to be happy and enjoy our lives. I look forward to your blogs when you are inspired to write one and in the mean time enjoy that toddler and hubby while you can.
Your friend Ronie

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THENEWME43 5/1/2010 10:11AM

    emoticon Betsy! emoticon

You're making it happen!!! emoticon

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SUSHIMAMA1 5/1/2010 5:01AM

    Way to some flowers for you to as well emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STOGDALE4 5/1/2010 3:38AM

  That slogan is really unique. Yes sometimes you think that those pounds just want to stay where they are. But one way or another you suprise them and you do get them off. It's wonderful when they start coming off. Good for you!! Keep up the good work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Learning THE HARD WAY--Baby Steps to RESETTING my MINDSET!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm still working on the song-my hubby and I bet some of you -rolling the eyes!!!----But for today--APRIL has been the month for learning the HARD WAY some things I thought I HAD ALREADY LEARNED!!!
---Don't BAKE UNHEALTHY items!!----You'll Eat THEM while baking and if you have leftovers you still can't get yourself to THROW THEM OUT!!!!
--Don't buy items for the toddler that HE can eat & YOU CAN"T b/c YOU"LL EAT THEM!!!--No more homemade pizza--while it was GREAT-TASTING, forgot I didn't make 2-like the label says, so the calories DOUBLED!
--MAKE yourself EXERCISE {SOLOflex machine} when hubby has days off!!!!
--Stop trying to RATIONALIZE when you eat over your caloric range--"well, I'll make up for it!"
--And ABOVE ALL--KEEP LOOKING AT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO FAR---You'll do it!!--Just not in this month or the next ,but emoticonand you WILL!!!!!
Note to SParkers-I need to yell at myself now & then!!! :)--Gets me off my duff!!!

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THENEWME43 4/30/2010 11:36PM

    Good points....and emoticon reminders!

emoticon Betsy, and just in time for May! WooHoo!

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MHNGJR 4/30/2010 5:14AM

    I had to laugh. My youngest asked me this morning to bake some chocolate chip muffins. Went to Spark Recipes to find a recipe. Tried to make them a little more healthy with oatmeal (justification). Ended up eating a muffin in dough and a baked one (just to try it out). Not a good start to a healthy Spark day.

Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to know there's someone with me making the easy & non healthy choices.

Here's for a better month in May.
Heather emoticon

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    Great reminders... we all need to check into our food resources off and on as things creep in so easily!

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B-N-ME 4/29/2010 3:58PM

    Good reminders for us all! Give yourself grace remember you are human!
I think it is great that you have your hubby supporting you, that goes a long ways!
Good luck on meeting your goals in the month of MAY!

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TKAYSMILES 4/29/2010 3:54PM

    Well at least you are learning from your mistakes!! Hope you are having a GREAT day!!

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An Ongoing Song...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The other day I was thinking how this weight journey I'm on needs a song to keep me going so,here it is {part -by-part, as I think of it-very SLOWLY}----The tune is Sonny & Cher's The Beat Goes ON~~~~
The weight goes off--DONE! ,DONE!,DONE!
The weight goes off-DONE!,DONE!,DONE!
Inches going down on the measuring tape~YEAH!,YEAH!,YEAH! La-de-da-de-dee;YEAH!,YEAH!,YEAH! La-de-da-de-da!!

Note:Since I regularly go off on tangents when I blog[and talk, in general,},I hopefully will get this song done in 3-4 blogs,but don't be surprised if I forget or get caught up in something else.I DO want to finish it ,but I AM a procrastinator :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 4/28/2010 5:16PM

    I can be a procrastinator also, so just do it when you can. At least you ARE doing it!

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Good Job Sparkers on Challenging Yourselves!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

I've been reading some different blogs on challenging yourself and I think it's time I challenge myself ---so since I'm wanting to start small---I'm just going to finally program my new pedometer I got w/ the Walk Slim DVD and finally put the All Fired UP by Coach Nicole in the DVD player and WORKOUT to new levels---this will challenge my body enough for right now--.Baby steps,always a good thing when starting out with something new.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THENEWME43 4/26/2010 8:49PM

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NELLIEC 4/26/2010 4:23PM

    Yes, baby steps!

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