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Resetting my goals

Monday, November 09, 2009

Over the past two days i have been reading, reading and reading some more. I have visted alot of sparks pages to help give me the motivation i need. I have seen alot of great people do soem pretty extraordinary things and i ask myself this. "how bad do you want this Lesley?" my reply... real bad. Then i tell myself that its not going to happen over night and its not going to happen filling my mouth with bad foods and sitting doing nothing. I have to go after it the way i did before i have to dedicate some time for ME each day and commit to myself in making every effort possible to lving a healthier lifesyle. I have to accept that i have gotten off track and i haveto let it go. That was then and this is now. It doesnt matter what i have doen in the past but more importantly what my choices will be from now on forward. Dwelling on the bad choices wont get me where i want and need to be focusing on where i am going to go is what will matter and i have decided to reset some goals in order to help me get there. i need to go back to the basics. Like so many say the 21 days makes a habit. So i am setting some goals. They arent hard goals they are thigns i should have been doing already and some i have been but others i havent so here is what my game plan is

1. 7 or 8 hours sleep
2. Take time for me
3.minimum 15 mins cardio per day
4. strength training- Monday,Wednesday,Friday(more if able to)
5.Log food and exercises daily
6. Log into sparks at least once a day

Before i was doing 45 mins cardio everyday and msot days i still do 30 mins but i dotn wantto set myself up for failor so i am starting slow if i do more its a bonus( most of you know i will do mroe then that lol)

So this is what my goals are going to be for now and i will revisit this often to reassess and make changes as neccesary.

Thanks for the continued support .

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SHANSHE 1/11/2010 4:54PM

    Here to catch up on your blogs and this sounds doable!

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-LORI-B 11/13/2009 6:28AM

    Go Lesley Go.. Sometimes we all ned to take a step back and evaluate things. You will do this. We are all here to help you along. HUGS

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QUEENANNE1953 11/10/2009 2:56PM

    Well said Lesley .. all your goals are doable. Onward we go .. JUST DO IT ... you know you can.

Hugs always

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BARBARAROSE54 11/9/2009 8:40PM

    Great goal setting Lesley, always make sure to put yourself first in your life so you can be there for the rest that matter in your life !

Will always be here for you !

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B-N-ME 11/9/2009 8:19PM

    Success is getting up one more time than you fall down they haven't given up, you are still at it can do it, you bet you can!

Here's to a fresh start and reaching goals! emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 11/9/2009 7:15PM

    Good blog Lesley.
We are all here with you.
You are going to find that spark again.
Maybe a little talk to the Girl in the mirror.

Go Girl Go!!!!

Hugs Mary

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LOLAJO54 11/9/2009 6:28PM

    good for you Lesley --now get this plan into action and you will be upping those goals and putting up that cardio to 45 minutes a day minimum!
I'll wait for your posts everyday checking in.. with us all who care..
emoticon Jo

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CHRISJAKE 11/9/2009 5:31PM

    Leslie YOU GO GIRL!!! What a beautiful blog about letting go of the past, and setting goals for every day. You wrote this blog perfectly.

You seem like you are getting back on track and I'm proud of you!!!



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Inspiring people

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

when asked to write a blog about the person who inspires me here on sparks i immediatley thought to myself well thats a great question but not one that is easily answered. The reason for that is there isnt just one soul member here on sparks who have motivated and insipired me and there are many reasons why these different people have inspired me. I think i would say thta our own Casey has inspired me as she has been there to encourage me and has given me a bit of a cometptive edge and for me a challenge definatly gets me moving . She has been there to hold my hand and cheer me on even at my darkest of times. Then there is Barbara who started close to the same weight .We have many similaries in how we got to our unhealthy weight and she was easy to relate to. Every week on the Saturday morning i would come here quickly just to see how well she did and i knew if she coulddo it then so could i. She always had a positive attitude and was there when you needed some friendly advice. Next i would say MAry . She has inspired me on a whole new level. She made me believe in me, she made me see the good person i am and she has help me to learn to look in that mirror and love myself. I didnt even own a full length mirror till i met her and she inspired me to go and get one and to look in that mirror each day and to admire the person looking back at me. There are so many other people that have inspired me here on sparks that i could go on for days. What about our leaders for our various teams. For me those people are Jo , sassy,Sarah and many others. There are all my sparks buddies that are always here to cheer us on and inspire us to do great things, Many you have touch me in a way that no others can touch ones heart and have inspired me so deeply. Chantelle look at you raising those two wonderful boys. Your an amazing mom and that inspires me to do great things just as you have. I dont think there is one person i have met on sparks that at one time or another that hasnt inspired me to push a little harder.

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QUEENANNE1953 11/10/2009 3:21PM

    What a wonderful Blog Lesley. YOU are our inspiration too .. don't ever forget that.

Good luck on your continued journey .. you can do this.

hugs always

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LOLAJO54 11/9/2009 7:44PM

    Lesley I read this blog shortly after you wrote it but so forgot to comment emoticon
This was a great blog and thank you for the nod.. I feel you are the inspiration and motivation for me.. even in your dark times I still remembered all you accomplished and how you did it all with style.. I did see that competitive edge which is so good for your journey..
It is so good to have a buddy like Casey to be there for you.. She has her amazing journey too that should make us all proud..

Lesley I will always admire you.. You are a strong woman even though sometimes you do not think so. Know there are us out there that know you are and that you are worth every second you spend on YOU..
emoticon Jo

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B-N-ME 10/23/2009 4:47PM

Not only is your weight loss inspirational for us, you as a person are!!
Keep up the good work, and listen to who others say inspires them!

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BOUNCY2 10/11/2009 12:21PM

    Great blog......and have came along way ......and will go on forward all the has been a blessing to have know you.......wishing you luck with the rest of your journey...


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HEART4ADVENTURE 10/11/2009 11:56AM

    What a moving blog, it brought tears to my eyes and that is rare, I remember welcoming you when you first joined BLAHC, and you have done amazing, and hit so many mile have been MY INSPIRATION!!

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SASSYMOMMIE 10/7/2009 5:58PM

    Wow what a beautifully put and inspiring blog. Thanks for inspiring me and all of us as much as each of us inspire yea. We could make this journey alone but we are blessed that yea choose to make it with all of us here on spark. We are here to hold u up when ur weak and cheer yea on when ur strong. Keep up the ROARTASTIC work cause each step u make could inspire so many other as those that have inspire yea. emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 10/7/2009 5:09PM

    emoticon for making me cry LOL!!!!

Lesley, the day you bought that mirror, I was like, oh this girl has changed, watch her go! You did just that you proved you were ready for a new lifestyle and what a trip you have been on. A great continual weight loss emoticon many high stress days and a little set back, but look how you have changed! You are brave and you know you are special. No more timid little shy girl, saying sorry all the time.

I knew you were young and deserved to see what a wonderful person you were, you tugged at my heart and I had to get into yours so you would see the light.

Hugs Mary

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SHANSHE 10/7/2009 4:35PM

    Lesley, what a beautiful blog and tribute to your spark friends. agree, there are Sooo many that have inspired me in so many different ways, you included! :)

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BARBARAROSE54 10/7/2009 10:10AM

    emoticon emoticon for your kind words. I am glad that I have been here for you.

You have also inspired me. I can still see that clip of you jumping into those frigid waters in front of so many people, and getting your tattoo in spite of your fear of needles. Amazing lady. Keep reaching for your dreams and goals, they are there for you and nobody deserves it any more than you do.

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Where will i be

Thursday, October 01, 2009

When asked where i would see myself in one year from now i thought hmmm good question. Well In a years time i think i will be living a much healthier lifestyle . I will make good choice with confidence and when i walk into a room i will be able to hold my head high knowing i am a great person and have done well. I feel i will be close to reaching my goal if not already be there. I will have more energy and stamina and i will learn how to balance my life better and will be able to control my stress levels better so that food wont be my friend. I will eat to live and not eat to live. I know that the journey is not always going to be easy but i will learn to reach out instead of consuming myself with saddness and then run to hide. In a year i am hoping i will be at peace with myself and will learn that some things arent worth getting upset over and i will truly value the thigns in life that are most important.LOL wow i guess when we start thinking about it i also think hmmmm i hope i will lbe sitting on a warm sunny beach wearing that sexy bathing suit .

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-LORI-B 10/7/2009 12:18AM

    Go Lesley Go..Ditto what the other have said
Hugs, Lori

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JAMESGIRLLL 10/5/2009 3:07PM

    hi Lesley,

first time i have dropped by your page....

great blog..and i am so proud of how far you have already come....

see you around on the boards!


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LOLAJO54 10/2/2009 8:37PM

    emoticon I love this blog and you will be sitting on a nice warm beach looking at the beautiful blue ocean in a nice sexy bathing suit...
Go Lesley Go!

keep coming back here and reading these words to yourself..
emoticon Jo

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BARBARAROSE54 10/2/2009 12:29PM

    Lesley you have already done alot of those changes. You should be proud of yourself for changing your lifestyle around to a very healthy one, you have lossed so much weight and you look phenomenal. The only thing you need to do now is reach for your goal.

As I said you look fantastic, you should be sooooo proud !

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RAINBOWMF 10/2/2009 7:56AM

    Lesley, you have come so far, you have learned so much, you are on your way to make those year long plans come true.

I agree with Nancy! You can walk into any room and be proud NOW! Not a year from NOW! Be proud of you!

---when I walk into a room I will be able to hold my head high knowing I am a great person and have done well---

Hugs Mary

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MYSONG 10/2/2009 6:29AM

    Absolutely! And we are here to remind you to make it happen. I hope that at least one part of it is already true

---when I walk into a room I will be able to hold my head high knowing I am a great person and have done well---

because you've already come so far!!

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SHANSHE 10/1/2009 11:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU can do it Lesley!

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BL contestant

Thursday, September 17, 2009

When asked if i would accept the invitation to be BL contestant i would quickly respond by saying absoultley. I feel i have the drive and determintation to go far. I have always been the type of person to be driven by a challenge . When a person says you cant do i am the type of person to say watch me . I believe that anything is possible if you want something bad enough and i am one of those people up for the challenge. I feel i have what it takes to take it all the way or at least give it a good shot. I know it would be tough to be away from family and friends and i know that when Juillian and Bob got in my face i might shed a tear or two but i think its a small price to pay. LOl its kinda funny when i am typing this i think if i have this drive to beat the challenge then i can have the drive to fight through these tough times and over come the cravings. Sorry JUnk food no more of you lol .To the curb you go. I have a challenge to beat lol. I think we all have the abilities to be the BL it all depends on how bad we want it. Come on everyone lets all be the BL

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SHANSHE 9/19/2009 12:20AM

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I KNOW you can do it Lesley! Look at what you've already done!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 9/18/2009 8:38PM

    you can do it!! YA!!

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BARBARAROSE54 9/18/2009 8:04PM

    OMG lesley, you could do it. Look at everyone wanting to cheer for you !

I could see me now being like Shay and wanting to give up, especially if Jiliian was in my face like that.

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    WOW Lesley! You just turned that answer around and stumbled upon a personal revelation in one short blog! Sure, you could probably do it at the ranch, but then doesn't that mean you could do it here to? I think you can - and there's a whole team of Tigers who think you can too!!!

We're here for ya!


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KATSMOM1 9/18/2009 7:09AM

    Great blog. I believe you, you would do great on the show. But as you said we need to do it here at home. Let's work to make ourselves the BL.

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RAINBOWMF 9/17/2009 9:41PM

    I am with Casey I believe you could do it, but I would be there cheering you on, I would never want to be in front of the camera! No way!

Luv Mary

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CASEYGIRL1982 9/17/2009 8:21PM

    emoticonLesley! I believe you could do it girl! I'd be right at home cheering you on Tiger!No way do I want to be in front of all those camera's!!I'll be there with you in spirit!lol We'd have to sneak in someway to show your Sparks and Orange Tiger Pride!

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Feeling content

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Well i just finished getting the house work done and just sat down to read the boards and all of a sudden i got this feeling that came over me . I thought to myself hey i can feeling myself actually smiling and then it dawned on me at this very moment i had a feeling of contentment. Its been awhile since i can recall feleing this and like i said i actually felt my self smiling. What a wonderful feeling and i just thought i would share this with you. Thanks for taking the time to read this. :)

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SHANSHE 9/11/2009 1:15AM

    AWW, how nice!

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LOLAJO54 9/10/2009 12:00PM

    aww so nice... I know exactly what you mean...
lucky you --enjoy!
emoticon emoticon Jo

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BOUNCY2 9/10/2009 8:49AM

    Glad you are smiling.....that is how i remember you always!!


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RAINBOWMF 9/9/2009 7:54PM

    I remember that feeling. Enjoy it Lesley.
Hold on to it!

Happy Mary

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QUEENANNE1953 9/9/2009 4:27PM

    This is nice .. enjoy it my dear .. you deserve it. emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 9/9/2009 4:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am smiling with you. I'm so happy to hear this Lesley !

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BEACHWALKER86 9/9/2009 3:23PM

    Well, what a nice feeling....I am jealous! Enjoy it and remember it so you have something to draw on next time you feel stressed.

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