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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

So, I have to be honest. I fell off the wagon. Well, I'm hangin' on the edge. just feel like i am being dragged. It started the week my grandpa went into the hospital. I was staying out late at the hospital, feeling sad, and spending time with my family... so I didn't go to the gym. I tried to a couple times... but my mind just wasn't there. Then, my grandpa passed away that Friday, September 24. He pretty much lived at my moms and used to sit on my mom's porch smoking his smokes... all day everyday it seemed. lol. Every time I came over there he was... and I would always stop before I went in the door and have a chat with him. I still unintentionally look for him every time I go there. We all miss him so much. I know my mom is having a really hard time. I wish there was something I could do. But anyways, so yeah. that's why I haven't been here lately. I just feel... tired, unmotivated.... I know it's all excuses... I know I'm more and more depressed b/c I'm not going to the gym as much. I love going to the gym... I just seem to have lost it. I am working on it again though. I went 1 time last week and 1 time this week... and I am hoping to work my way back up to where I was. I was doing soooo awesome... I can't let it stop there... and besides... I gotta get in shape for this wedding! One year away!!

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WILSHAR7 10/20/2010 11:28AM

    Sometimes things in life hit you hard. You have been hit hard. You have to give yourself time to recover. You'll recover slowly and start feeling like doing things again.
When my father passed away, I didn't want to do anything. I didn't want to eat, I didn't want to cook for my family, I walked around the house not remembering where I was going, I cried all the time. It took me more than a year to recover from his death and we weren't even close like a father and daughter should be.
He died suddenly having a heart cath done. No one was expecting it. It was a big shock.
Praying for you and your mother.

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KLONG8 10/20/2010 11:17AM

    MSBeth, you just went through one of life's slaps. The loss of someone you love. It sounds like you realize this and that you are struggling to move forward. But reading your blog I can see you ARE moving forward. Keep heading for the gym. You might try saying "I'll just go and if I don't feel like my regular workout I'll only stay 15 minutes." Of course, when you get there you'll probably feel like staying longer. But if you don't, you at least go there! And exercise will help you pull out of the sadness as fast as anything I know. Good luck. emoticon

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Taking the Plunge...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I have decided to take the plunge.... and try out SparkPeople's "Spark Diet" with my meals. I have worked my butt of to dominate my workout habits and while I still struggle and know I always will, I am a million times better than 1 year ago or even when I started this journey. Food choices has been a very hard one for me but I have decided to give the meal planner a try. I am going by everything they have planned for me next week and we'll see how it goes. I printed out the plan and grocery list so I can prepare accordingly and I am actually really scared, but excited. How horrible would it be if this is the one missing piece - the thing keeping me from maximizing my success? That's why I have to give it a try. I am going to follow the meal plans as much as possible for a few weeks and see how I do. Better to try and find out then to keep guessing. Then., after a few weeks I might go in a personalize a few things to add in some of the foods I love most or slip in a few of my favorite healthier recipes. I will try to blog each day with what I thought of the plan for that day and update to see if it really does help maximize my success. So, here we go....... =o]

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SHAY1KM 9/20/2010 7:55AM

    How is this coming along?

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JKJEE10 9/15/2010 11:28AM

    Good luck!! You can do this Beth!! I have some really good food ideas as well so if you want some let me know! WTG!

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SHAY1KM 9/15/2010 11:22AM

    GOod Luck. Definitely keep us updated. I personally don't following the meals they suggest, but have wondered how much of a difference that makes.

Thanks for sharing.


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The "S" word and my decision.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The scale has been a source of nothing but baddd things for me. Everytime I step on it, even if I have lost, it depresses me that I am not losing faster, after knowing how hard I work. Then after seeing it's 'opinion' of my getting healthy, it makes me mad. It's like the person who is such as ass that they won't even admit that you've been getting healthier or won't compliment you. It's like that un-encouraging person in your life who you think you will never be able to make happy - I know enough of those people, and I don't need another one.. That's who the scale is to me. I think people rely too heavily on what the scale 'thinks', so... I have made an executive decision that I won't be using the scale very much (every 1-2 months only) because it hinders my motivation. I don't need it to validate me. I KNOW I work my butt of at the gym and am working on eating better. It's day by day. The scale is only one small aspect of a healthier lifestyle. I know I am losing weight and gaining muscle by how I feel when I am working out. I am not nearly as tired when I get done at the gym as I was in the beginning and I know it's because I am becoming a healthier person with more energy. I also know it because my clothes are getting baggier. That's my decision and I am sticking to it=o]

I am working on eating a lot of veggies, but I need some help. I want to try some of the ones that I know I love but don't know how to cook, for example -Artichokes. Any ideas? Any other veggie suggestions from anybody? I look for recipes but I find them overwhelming. I am pretty busy and I need quick(simple) recipes.

Anyhow. That's my blog for today. I am feeling reallllly good lately. I have been doing so good.. and it's been over 6 months of consistency - longest time for me ever! Yay me!! emoticon

Peace, Love and all that Stuff,


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MY2GIRLS0205 9/14/2010 8:20AM

    Keep up the awesome job! I agree that the scale can be discouraging, no matter what the weight is. Congratulations on making that discovery about yourself and taking the steps to remove that distraction. You have been inspirational to me for a while now. Thank you so much. God bless you!

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Day 04- What you imagine paradise to be like.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 04- What you imagine paradise to be like.

I imagine paradise to be.... exactly that - Paradise. Warm. Beaches. Swim up bars. Palm Trees. Calorie free Ice cream. LOL. Laying under an umbrella on the beach... Mmmm. I am going to somewhere close to paradise for my wedding next year! Can't wait! It will have everything except the calorie free Ice Cream. =o] LOL


Day 03- The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 03- The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why.

1.)Sir Mix A Lot - Baby Got Back. I love to dance to this song... and I imagine that if I am stranded on this desert dancing would help me relax and keep me from boredom. I could listen to this song over... and over... and over again! LOL.

2.) Lily Allen - Fu*k You. I imagine if I am on this desert island I would be pretty pissed off and mad at the world at some point... This song is just a great song for that. If you haven't heard it, look it up. It is a really upbeat song and te lyrics are hilarious!

3.) Ingrid Michaelson - Be Okay. I imagine this song would help pick up my spirits if I am on a deserted island, after I got all pissed off. LOL

4.) Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me. I love this song. I could listen to it over and over again. Who wouldn't want this one? C'MON! LOL

5.) Alanis Morrisette - Any song she had in the 90's. Honestly - She's an awesome artist.



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