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Oh Monday, Monday, Monday

Monday, March 12, 2012

Once again it's Monday, I ask myself weekly were does the time go?

So another Monday and another week of plans a head of me.

This could be a cool week for me because I have very hopeful to be in the 250's which will make me half way to my goal weight. So there could be some celebration going on on Wednesday and a pedi on Saturday.

Continue on my exercise program adding more and more running. Friday I am planning on doing a 5k non stop so we shall see how that plans out.

So off to start another amazing week.

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AJDOVER1 3/13/2012 12:59PM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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HUGS2015 3/13/2012 11:47AM

    You go Girl! Glad to see you back to business and ready to rumble! You can do it as you have proven by all you have accomplished! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEDAY 3/13/2012 6:37AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Yes--- You CAN do this!!!

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LUVS2BIKE101 3/12/2012 1:55PM

    Great plans! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/12/2012 1:31PM

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KAILIIA 3/12/2012 1:15PM

    It is an amazing week, I look forward to your successes this week.

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/12/2012 1:04PM

    What a nice reason for a celebration!!



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OMG! Did I Just Realize This!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

There are days that I look at this as such a long journey that I will never see the end of. Something has change in the past month. Maybe it's that fact that I'm back on track or the Spark Live meetings I don't know but something is working.. emoticon.

When I started this journey I don't think I ever did it for the "Right" reason. It was all about getting the weight off my husband who at that time was 650 pounds. Fitting into a dress for Ashley's wedding. If I was thin more people would Love me.

Ok get over yourself because your husbands weight loss is his journey you can only help him out along the way with love and support. Ashley's wedding came and went and my dress was just fine. If people don't love me at this weight then they are not worth anything.

So for all the "Right" reason now I'm on one amazing journey. Seeing each pound leave and celebrating each and everyone. The "Big" picture is always going to be big. There is nothing I can change about that but love each and every small step that will get me the end of the "Big" journey.

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HUGS2015 3/8/2012 1:40PM

    Great blog! Glad that you are back and working your program. Lots of people love you and think you are worth it no matter what the scale says that day. You've had lots of successes in the past and will have more in the future. You are doing it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CEKNIGHT 3/8/2012 5:21AM

    Way to go!!!

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DEBBIEDAY 3/7/2012 8:11PM

    emoticonAwesome 'Ah Ha' are such a motivation and inspiration to me!!!!

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AJDOVER1 3/7/2012 3:56PM

    Love it! You're a great inspiration to me.

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MSLZZY 3/7/2012 2:11PM

    Very positive attitude and a change
that you wanted and needed to make.
Take delight in knowing that you are doing
what is best for you and your family. HUGS!

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SHEBEAR66 3/7/2012 1:51PM

    Great attitude emoticon

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WOLFKITTY 3/7/2012 12:34PM


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ESCHMIEDT 3/7/2012 12:32PM

    Amazingly insightful! Yes. We all need to check our motivations for why we want to achieve our goals because that is intricately linked to the sustainability of the new lifestyle.

I applaud you for confronting this issue with meaningful introspection and bravely sharing it publicly.

Keep up the good work!

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Letter To A Drunk Driver!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Dear Miss Hanna Mackenzie Bourke 21 of Missoula Montana you are the drink drive that was driving the wrong one on a one way street in Missoula Montana 3/1/12. I am not only the person that chased you through Missoula last night tell police could stop you I am the person that you almost killed! In a blink of an eye you not only could have changed your life forever but you could have taken mine. Let me introduce myself to you!! I am a very hard working Mother of 5 children your age and have two of the most amazing grand babies in the world. You dumb actions that put you behind the wheel of your silver Jetta wagon could have taken me from them. Not only could it have taken me form them it could of taken me for my Husband, Sister, Nieces, Nephew, Great Nephew , Great Niece that I have yet to meet. Along with my friends that will miss me as well. So I doubt that the less than 12 hours that you spent bend bars last night give you enough time to think about what you almost did, but maybe if enough people read this not only will they think about their choices as well. Hopefully someday it will make it back to you so you know just what you could have done to my family and yours.

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GOGETUMX2 3/7/2012 8:28AM


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GIGALENA 3/5/2012 8:40AM

    Glad your safe.

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DEBBIEDAY 3/2/2012 11:30PM

    emoticon So glad you are safe!!!!! emoticon

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SLIMMINJENN 3/2/2012 10:58PM

    I am glad you are safe!!!

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MSLZZY 3/2/2012 6:01PM

    How terrifying for you! I am glad you are okay!
I doubt that one night in jail will make much
of an impact but I do know that this should be
a wake-up call to everyone who drinks and drives.
Take care! HUGS!

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No Loss But Nothing Gained.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Last week started out wonderful but by 7 pm on Saturday I had consumed what felt like a weeks worth of calories in one meal and if that was not enough I had to top it off with frozen yogurt topped with about 10 things. Ugh!

The worst part of all was it keep the trend gong at my Grand Babies Birthday Party on Sunday So by Monday morning I wanted to jump off a bridge.

So working hard on changing the past I did not jump on the scale on Monday morning like usual. My weigh in day is Wednesday so I decided I would just eat right and drink my water and see what happens.

So I got the scale out and put it on the floor. Talking very nicely to it I walked out of the bathroom. I have to admit I walked pass the bathroom door twice talking very nicely to it. Even stepped over it several times to us the potty. I finally got up the guts to step on it.

I am so happy to report that I did not lose last week but I did not gain either so for me that it just amazing. emoticon for me.

I did not let myself get all freaked out about the weekend I just moved on with my week. Slowly but surly I am starting to change the old habits feeling like I am making huge changes.

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GOGETUMX2 2/24/2012 9:32AM

    Great job!!!!

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DEBBIEDAY 2/23/2012 7:49AM

    emoticon With you in the no loss-no gain mode for the week. That is a huge deal as it has been 'one of those weeks'....we CAN do this! Let's get ourselves moving again in the right direction and keep the moment going!!

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AJDOVER1 2/22/2012 10:48PM

    Awesome! A couple of bad days have come and gone. I'm glad you're not giving up and you're not being too hard on yourself. Let's make tomorrow a great day!

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MSLZZY 2/22/2012 4:03PM

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SLIMPEA 2/22/2012 2:58PM

    emoticon INDEED! Good for you! I found myself in the same boat this morning for my weigh in. I spent the weekend out of town with my family and had to eat at restaurants all weekend...I made the best choices possible, but even the best choices were not as good as what I would have been eating at home. No loss, no gain for me as well. So a big pat on the back to both of us for not freaking out, getting back on track and kicking bad habits to the curb! emoticon Let's make this next week a LOSS!!

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Oh This Hit Me Like A Brick Today!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

So this hit me like a brick today and I needed to share it!

No shock that last year was a stressful year for me but I let the stress of all the things going on consume me and win!

Weight loss and eating in control is gong to always be a daily mindful act for me. Then again so is walking and not stepping out in front of a moving train and I would never do that so why is it so easy for me to let stress and life cause me to eat what ever is around me and push me out in front of the moving train.

As the stress picked up my old friends Mc Donalds and Peanut Butter cups became my friends once again. If I eat in my car no one will know and for that short period of time they make me so happy.

As I put the pounds on I felt ashamed that I had such a wonderful gift called Sparkpeople and did not use it. How could I even visit there with the weight I put back on they must all be so embarrassed by me. Felling like I had let them all down I stepped away for months.

Well lets be honest the only one that I let down was me because I let the past dictate my feature.

Will it's time for me to tell my Past to stay just were it is in the past. It can no longer control my feature. I control my feature not all the should of, could of, and it will happen again I just know it has to stop.

Well I need to go put a bandage on my head to stop the bleeding for the brick and move in ito my feature. Today is only today and at 11:59pm mountain standard time daily I am going to put it in my past box and move on with the next day.

Trust the process and trust myself.

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HUGS2015 2/11/2012 11:14AM

    There is only "now" so let the past go and move on to your best life that is starting right now. emoticon

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DHARMAKITTY1 2/10/2012 1:16PM

Mindful living is the best plan - if you pay attention to what you do in every aspect of your life then you can be in control instead of letting emotions take the lead.
Everyday is a new day and we have the chance to start over.

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GIGALENA 2/10/2012 7:59AM

    Nancy you put it in words that I could not. But We can do this. Let really be here for one another. Let's make 2012 the year we concur our demons.

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AJDOVER1 2/9/2012 5:01PM

    Hi there! It's a new day. I hope you're having a good one. If not, you'll have another chance tomorrow. We can do this together.

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MT-MOONCHASER 2/9/2012 2:19PM

    And then we have CHEETOS ! ! !

No McD's where I live, but it seems like there are Cheetos everywhere!!

I'm working on it...


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CASSIOEPIA 2/8/2012 9:43PM

    Welcome back - no embarrassment here. This site has people in the same boat, who know exactly how you feel. You aren't alone, and we can all help each other along the way.


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DEBBIEDAY 2/8/2012 2:41PM

    The great thing is you can have a do-over EVERY DAY as long as you just refuse to Quit!!!

As for regaining and allowing those sneaky not-so-friendly McD's and PB Cups find their way into your car ....we've all been highjacked in the past....

You fought your way back HERE and so they are back in the PAST!!!.....

YOU CAN soooo do this.... 2012...NO EXCUSES!!!

You can rock it my friend I'm in your corner, feel free to reach out anytime!!!!


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    That's right! The past is over, let it go.
This moment is what matters.

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DEEDAYE 2/8/2012 1:22PM

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MAGA99 2/8/2012 1:05PM

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MMMEYER1 2/8/2012 12:05PM

    Its so easy to beat ourselves up because of our failures, especially where this weight thing is concerned. If your anything like me, there really is no excuses....I know the right things to do to lose or maintain my weight, I know when I'm making a bad eating decision, I know that not moving will do nothing to help me drop the pounds. And because I can't claim ignorance, I have to actually take the blame for my choices. But I've found that if I dwell on my bad choices, it actually sabotages me even worse...I continue to make bad choices. SO we need to move forward and let the yesterdays lie where they may. Today is a new day and we can control the decisions we make today! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 2/8/2012 11:37AM

    Putting the past behind you is difficult but
necessary. We can't call back the time but
need to make use of the time we have now.
You have taken accountability for yourself.
Yes, you let yourself down but you can pick
yourself up again and it sounds as if you
already have. Have a great pick-me-up day!
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