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5 Things to keep me motivated

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Five things i will do to keep me motivated this summer will be:

1) finish my motivation poster and post it in an area so i can be visually motivated.
2) Post on sparks on a regular basis
3) Read motivational pages
4)get to know other fellow spark members on my team so that i will have a stronger support system
5)Set attainable goals in all areas such as healthy eating,exercise


making time for me is very important and when i do this i find it helps to keep me motivated and capable of reaching my goals

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BLUESMURF_BS 6/4/2010 10:08PM

  i know you can do it Lesley and I am here to support ya. I got to keep on track too

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MOMMIEHAMPTON 5/28/2010 11:21PM


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LLCURTS 5/28/2010 12:40AM

    great goals emoticon emoticon

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LOLAJO54 5/27/2010 10:37PM

    hey Lesley great motivators

we had a great talk today about getting moving stop making excuses and do it for ourselves..all here in your blog!
thanks hope to see you tomorrow..
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FARM-CHICK 5/27/2010 7:13PM

    those are all great me time is hard for me case i think of every one else before me

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RAINBOWMF 5/27/2010 6:59PM

    Great blog Lesley.
We have this same topic going on with our team.
We all need to get our motivation going on.

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JAMESGIRLLL 5/27/2010 5:45PM

    great list!

i think those things will really help


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BARBARAROSE54 5/27/2010 5:39PM


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-LORI-B 5/27/2010 5:19PM

    Great list Lesley! Anything you can do to keep you heading in the right direction is a good thing.. HUGS, Lori

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Time for YOU

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hey YOU......yes im talking to you , i want you to know your all so important and you all matter. Its so important as i have learn that we must learn to love ourselves and take time for us. LIfe is too short and we all deserve to love and respect ourselves and our body. We we take the time for us thats when we see positive changes. I know in my own journey i sometimes struggle with this as i feel i have to cram everything into the day and be everything for everyone thus neglecting someone very important.....MYSELF. For so long i felt maybe i was being selfish or maybe even perhaps that i wasnt worthy, other times i was so busy doing for others as i have done pretty much all my life. When i put myself first the wieght came off but once i went back to my old ways of putting that time for me on the back burner is when i started to see the weight creep back on. I realized in order for me to be successful not just in wieght lose but in life too is i had to accept that i cant always be everything to everyone and that i NEEDED to put me first too . I wasnt being selfish infact the opposite becuase when i love myself its makes it easier for others to love me too . So if your taking the time to read this if you only take one thing away from this let it be are IMPORTANT and YOU DESERVE TO BE FIRST TOO make YOU a priority each and everyday even if its just a small amount of time even if it means getting up a little earlier before the kids to just sit and reflect on the day ahead just take time for you

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BLUESMURF_BS 5/26/2010 11:20AM

  ur sooo right Lesley, u can do it. i have faith in yo

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BECKYAD 5/24/2010 10:59PM

    Thank You for taking the time to think of how this could benefit someone else as well. Becky

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KATHI214 5/24/2010 11:54AM

    I really liked your blog and you put it so well. Thank you for reminding me that I need to take care of me. Congratulations on being a motivator and good luck to you in your journey. We are all here doing the same thing, trying to take better care of ourselves. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISJAKE 5/21/2010 9:24PM

    Good blog girl!!!!!!!!

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BARBARAROSE54 5/21/2010 8:56PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon great blog Lelsey, very true words, and hope we all listen and heed.

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BEBRENDA 5/21/2010 8:30PM

    emoticonLesley, I needed to read this. You have lost a lot of weight and are doing it agian. emoticonTake care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon

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LOLAJO54 5/21/2010 8:06PM

    Lesley right on sister! how powerful are your words to us so funny I just wrote my blog about not taking the time for me...and here you all telling us we had better put us first ..You are so right.
Glad your are putting you first again --all the way my friend you are so worth it -glad you know it now! cause you are
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RAINBOWMF 5/21/2010 7:52PM

    Thanks Lesley, great blog.

I think for a lot of us we always think we will
do it later and before we know it the day has gone, the week the month-- you know what I mean.

I, like you, used to at least do my exercise for me, got it done and out of the way first thing in the morning, then I was set for the day ahead. I have stopped making the effort to this , so I too see the weight creeping back on.

I will try to listen to you Lesley and get back to doing GOOD for me.

Again, I am soooooo glad you are back doing for YOU!!!!!!

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WINTER20101 5/21/2010 7:06PM

    Our Lesley is back!! Great Blog .... and so true...keep a going girl...


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-LORI-B 5/21/2010 6:31PM

    LOVE THIS !!! You have said it so well. Im thrilled you are back you YOU again. Its so easy to get lost along the way, but we have to do the best we can to remember ourselves even if its only 10 minutes. Thanks for the reminder Lesley!
HUGS, Lori

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ON the right track

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tomorrow will be 2 weeks that i have been on the right path to my healthy life style since straying for so long im feeling pretty good about my progress and im taking one step at a time. Here is an example of how i am planning on achieving my goals.....

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BLUESMURF_BS 5/26/2010 11:14AM

  ur doing a great job lesley :)

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-LORI-B 4/28/2010 12:23PM

    Better late then never I say! Im beyond happy that you got back on track. I AM PROUD of you my friend. Keep going. slow n steady wins the race so they say. Dont run away again I will have to hunt u down like I threaten to do to Chantelle.LOL

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RAINBOWMF 4/26/2010 7:29PM

    Mmmmmm good.
Proud of you Lesley!
We are going to do this!

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CHRISJAKE 4/26/2010 5:07PM


You are doing it!!!!!!!!!!



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BARBARAROSE54 4/26/2010 4:56PM

    emoticon looks good. Glad to know you are back on track

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Dear Body

Monday, April 19, 2010

Please forgive me for the way i have treated you latley. I know i have been neglectful to you and havent treated you the way you deserve. You have always been good to me and now its time for me to be good to you. I know times have been tough and sometimes i have a hard time loving you or treating you with things that you need to flourish and be a beautiful body. Im sorry to have poisoned you with bad things that arent good for you and know how happy you are when i pamper you and feed you food that is good for you. I know how much you love it when i take you for a walk or challenge you to work a little harder outside your comfort zone to keep your heart healthy. So dear body today i tell you, i will treat you better , i will love you and cherish you because your the only one i will have and if i dont love you soon i know you will no longer be here for me to abuse.

Love inner self

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BLUESMURF_BS 5/26/2010 11:22AM

  Lesley ur on the right track, ur eating healthy and exercising regularly :)

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RAINBOWMF 4/26/2010 7:36PM

    Here I am finally back.
Lesley this is so good, you need to remember it.
No amount of stress is worth putting your health in danger.
I am so happy you are back to making you happy!
The best of everything to you. Be the best you can be .

This reminds me of my mirror blog.
I need to confront myself too.

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LOLAJO54 4/24/2010 9:21PM

    Lesley- oh my this is it... and so glad you are doing the body good!
I am right with you!
great blog
emoticon Jo

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RAINBOWMF 4/23/2010 12:37AM

    Be back!

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BEACHWALKER86 4/22/2010 4:10PM

    Leslie, as you can see, I first read this the day you posted it. I made a brief comment only, because I was so moved I almost cried and was too overwhelmed to post more. This blog has stayed with me and I have been thinking of what I would say in a letter to my body. I will probably put it in a journal rather than a blog, because I feel very emotional and personal about it. Once I actually write it, I will decide. I thank and applaud you for having the courage to write this AND post it for all of us to see. It has affected me deeply.

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BEBRENDA 4/22/2010 7:23AM

    Lesley, I really like this. Unlike something like a car where we can get a new one and start treating it the right way, our bodies are the only one we get. Congrats on losing 7 pounds! Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon

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CHRISJAKE 4/21/2010 9:01PM

    Sorry it took me so long to read this. It didnt show up on my feed or the team page.

Anyways this s a great blog!! Everyone should have this attitude. And it is true, if we dont start treating our bodies right, we wont have a body anymore.



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MRSWHITEWOLF 4/20/2010 10:19PM

    great blog!

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BEACHWALKER86 4/19/2010 5:37PM

    I love this!

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PLATINUM755 4/19/2010 1:53PM

    The words are so very familiar to me, in fact it sounds very much like the words I said to myself when I started this journey...Thank you for reminding me... emoticonon the weight loss so far, I've lost about the same amount, and the journey continues...You can do it! We can do it! Just stay strong! emoticon

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whats wrong with me

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Man i just dont get myself everyday i say tomorrow , and each day it comes and goes. Why i say why oh why does this seem like the hardest thing to face when before it was just so easy. I just dont get it.I sit and look and my exercise stuff heck everytime i walk into the store its one of the first places i go to check out the exercise equipment and new exercise dvds. Heck i have bought two new exercise dvds that i recently bought and there they sit still in the wrapper. I get so down on myself why is it i cant go one day without filling my body full of garbage do i hate myself that much. Saldy laltey alot of the time the answer is yes. Its like i just go in cirlces struggling with the desire that one day something will happen that will give me the motivation to stop talking about doing this and just do biggest fear, that one time i will say tomorrow will never come. I know i need to do this, i know how to do this, i have all the tools i need here and all the support i could ask for , but its up to me. Where did that spark go, i want to igniate that passion i once had. I had stuch drive and determination, how does one lose that and how do i gain that back. Some may think i must not want this bad enough if i am not doing it, but i do so bad . what will it take for me to do this i ask myself, well hopefully not death banging at my door . I know your all here for me and i thank you for the support. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and hopefully i will find that spark once again

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BLUESMURF_BS 4/15/2010 7:12PM

  i am here for ya and you will get your spark back

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BLUESMURF_BS 3/25/2010 11:38AM

  i am here for ya all the way Lesley emoticon

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DAWNO64 3/12/2010 9:50AM

    I know how you feel; after reaching my goal weight last spring, I pretty much spent all fall and winter slacking, looking at exercise DVDs and buying some, but not using them. And the weight started coming back. And still I didn't change my ways. Finally, I told myself I couldn't wait for my motivation to appear, I had to hunt it down. The last two weeks, I've been exercising more. MAKE yourself do ten minutes. I started out with that, and now I'm starting to feel my spark again. And hang in there. You're not the only one who feels this way.

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-LORI-B 3/11/2010 2:17PM

    Lesley.. There isnt much else I can say that hasnt been said. If you start simple with 10 minutes of exersise..drink your water, eat good. Later on try another 10 minutes. you can add to this once you get back into routine of things. Start small. My other word of advice is something that has been told to me a few times.. Go back and read your past blogs.. remember what you did and how you felt. Maybe this will ignite some of the spark you lost. We love you.

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RAINBOWMF 3/10/2010 8:21PM

    What's wrong with you? Nothing, you are human. Do what I am doing. Stop thinking about your weight and start to think about your health. Think, what should I eat to be healthy. Once you start eating healthy the weight will fall off.
Eat healthy and do your exercise. When you start doing your exercise your body will release those wonderful magic endorphins that make you feel so happy. Do you remember?

You have the tools here and all the support we can give you, come post and find your way back to feeling great.

Love & Hugs
Your Friend Mary

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JUSDUCKY 3/10/2010 8:16PM

    I think we all can relate to your blog. We've all been there or are there.

One great word of wisdom is the name of the team: baby steps
My husband reminds me when I feel overwhelmed to just pick ONE thing you're going to do, then do it. Success fuels success.

Good luck!

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BARBARAROSE54 3/10/2010 8:08PM

    Good to see you blogging.

Anne gave you some great advise, I know it's what I had to do, relax and take it one day at a time. The more out of control you get the more you feel like you can't do it and it becomes this cycle that seems unbreakable.

Take a deep breath, and relax and start babystepping your way back to being healthy once again, and the weight will start to come off.


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LOLAJO54 3/10/2010 4:41PM

    You are right and saying it comes down to you.. we are here for you and will motivate you ..try to read some inspiring stories.. like the gal we know Kitt who has lost like 180 lbs! or others like her this will get you going ..knowing they can do it they have done it so will you..

go back and reread what Anne said as this rings so true..

If there is a close friend try Kim or maybe that lady that is in the Spark book...look her up and set up a time when you 2 can have a 1 on 1 talk.. this might help ignite the spark..
but for me it was the inspiring stories of success here that reignited my spark so I strongly urge you to put this in you search and read a lot of these pages and stories...

and remember 1 day at a time... and we are all human slip ups happen doesn't mean we give up...

just go forward..1 step at a time..

emoticon Jo

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1500LUNGES 3/10/2010 4:30PM

    You have the answer, it all starts and ends with you. Now you just need to identify why you struggle with consistency. Keep thinking positive and try not to kick yourself too hard when you stray from your plan. Take a moment to reflect why...are you depressed, frustrated with your routine, self conscious, lacking knowledge of what to do? These are reasons that use to stop me from getting out the door. Now I tell myself that I am worth it and I have to do this to have a better life. Its taken a while, but I don't struggle so much anymore.

You can do this!

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CHRISJAKE 3/10/2010 4:19PM

    I second EVERYTHING Anne just said!!! LOL!!!

I hope you realize you are worth the effort and like Anne said, take it one step at a time. 30 minutes everyday. Can be as simple as a walk around the block.

We are all here for you and miss you and hope to see you a bit more soon. You can do this, we know you can!!!




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QUEENANNE1953 3/10/2010 4:14PM

    My dear Lesley .. you just have to take it one day at a time ... and don't downplay and say how 'easy' it was the last time .. it wasn't easy .. you put a lot of hard work and effort into getting the weight off .. and you did great. So that's what you have to do again .. only this time .. perhaps you can take it down a notch .. 30 mins a day of exercise .. add strength to some days .. that way you won't get burnt out. Write down everything you eat .. even if its not the best .. and eventually you will make better heart healthy food choices. The weight will again begin to peel off. Your own words speak the truth ... you don't want to be sitting in the doctors' office with all kinds of ailments pondering on how you could have avoided that visit.

Board participation is one of the best tools .. you don't have to spend hours a day on the computer 'talking' to us and doing long posts responding to everybody .. but you do need to come and post on at least a daily basis to be accountable .. saying how you ate, what form of exercise you did, how you feel .. that sort of thing. The encouragement and motivation you can get from others trying to do the same thing is the best form of support.

You are worth the effort, Lesley, and everything is achievable .. you just have to believe it as your background picture says ..
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Hugs always

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