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Today is the day.............

Sunday, November 03, 2013

I set my weekly goal of:
counting calories and measuring portions
moving. I don't know what that will be yet but as long as it's active and moving I am counting it as a success. I will define it more later.
Lots of soul searching this week. I can do this.

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AUTUMNHOPE 11/17/2013 2:19AM

    emoticon goal ! The best thing I did on here is logging in cals. At first I thought, that's too tedious ! I don't have the time, but with making favorites & saving meals it gets much easier & really gives you some insight into your intake & makes you accountable.

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GAILANN48 11/10/2013 8:09AM

    Soul searching, yes, I can certainly identify with that feeling. I hear your frustration, Friend, but I hear your resolve, too. Perhaps we tried to change too many things at once, and perhaps "easy does it" is the better road for the present. It's great to see that you're still here - me, too. :)

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SASSISPRING 11/3/2013 6:41PM

    You can do this, I believe in you.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/3/2013 9:24AM

    Have a wonderful week.

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Who was that naked lady in the mirror????

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Omg.....who was that naked lady in the mirror?? Where the he** did she come from? Is that what my easy choices have done to me???? I have to get one of those and put on my bathroom door so I can see her everyday. That was scary as he**. I mean really!!! That is what taking the easy road has done to me. It was not a costume. I can't take this off at the end of the day. I am stuck with who I see in that mirror. I can't let this continue. No one can do it for me. Obviously the easy road does not work. (what made you think it would. never has in anything else. Beside, when have you ever done things the easy way?? ) Get your arse up, move, be that thrill seeker you use to be and get back in the game!

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SASSISPRING 10/29/2013 5:27PM

    You can do it, most definitely.

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GAILANN48 10/28/2013 10:53AM

    Great to hear your "voice," my friend, and I love what you have to say. Yup, just as the others said before me, I could have written this blog, too.

So let's locate those risk takers within us - the ones we quieted in order to "grow up," because they had the courage and can do attitude that this is going to take. We really can do this, you know. We really can, but only when we're willing to change.

Thank you for the post. :)

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SEATTLE58 10/27/2013 12:34PM

    That sure could've been me too that wrote this blog! Ugh! The thing is to feel our bodies move and groove and get stronger and stronger and with making more good and healthy choices, we'll be having success after success!! emoticon emoticon emoticon We will succeed!! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/27/2013 12:00PM

    I could have written this blog. You are not alone. We'll do this thing, once and for all.

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March goals

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I can't beleive we have finished February already. It will be Christmas next week at this rate.
As I close out February with an 8 pound loss and some milestones hit I have been thinking about the changes/additions I want to add to March. Healthy eating is becoming the norm for the most part. Thinking is starting become a normal thing too.

I still haven't done any consistent exercise . I need to look really deep inside and see what is hindering my progress here. I have to get past this and make exercise part of this healthy lifestyle change.

March goals:
1. Figure out what is holding me back on the exercise end.
2. Push past the barrier and start some routine.
3. Lower calorie intake by 200 calories.

#3 is going to be much easier than one and two but it so has to be done. Wish me luck on my "internal dig" I sure hope I don't need the hip waders. I got the duct tape! haha

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JINLYNN 2/28/2013 8:29PM

    Good goals! emoticon

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GAILANN48 2/28/2013 8:06PM

    emoticon Thought you might like a tool for the digging...this isn't really a shovel, but I figure you won't need anything that big to get to the root of your exercise resistance (oops, sorry...really no pun intended). :)

I've had trouble with the "intentional" exercise, too, but have recently found three "tricks" that seem to be working for me right now.

1. If I do something while I'm doing something else (like the exercise bike or dumbbell work while I'm watching a movie), the time seems to fly, and I WOULD have just been sitting.
2. Finding something I really LIKE, like dancing, even if it's just me while I clean.
3. Signing up for a class, like qi gong and yoga - if I sign up, I'll show up.

Sometimes one works, and sometimes another works. When you find your "tricks," please share them so I can try them, too!

Thank you for sharing your March goals - you've inspired me to examine myself and set my own.
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SASSISPRING 2/28/2013 11:55AM

    You can do this, especially with that awesome attitude!! :)

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SEATTLE58 2/28/2013 10:30AM

    You are so cute with having the duct tape handy! HeeHee! Laughter is the best medicine! Have fun while you're getting the job done. emoticon emoticon I can do it too! emoticon

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back in sync....duct tape in hand.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Today starts day 2 of a 28 day streak I have started with a Spark friend. She held my hand and walked me thru the rough spot. I have looked back and see where my downfalls have been. I see what I have been doing right and I feel so much better. I am still eating in the high range of my calories and unless I get off my tush and start moving this weight will come off ounces at a time.

I know I stumble, sway back and forth and even fall to my knees but by golly I refuse to give up. I am not a sinking ship. I may have a pin hole leak from time to time but duct tape will fix that. I have seen it hold down some mighty strange things for many a year.


My mind is clear. My goals are reaffirmed and concreted. My friendships on here are wonderful and have become a wonderful addition.

I will see that horse in October. Yup. I have a date with a horse!!

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SASSISPRING 2/25/2013 12:01PM

    Duct tape fixes everything. ;) Keep up that attitude and you'll be at your goal in no time!! ps: I LOVE your new background with the frogs.

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WATREKKIE 2/23/2013 5:59PM

    good for you!!!! emoticon

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SEATTLE58 2/23/2013 11:35AM

    What a wonderful blog! I love it and I am going to reaffirm my goals too, with a clear mind and gusto to go forward! emoticon emoticon Thanks for adding me back and for commenting on my page too! I truly feel that we can get this job done alot easier and alot more efficiently with all our SP friends! Have a wonderful week-end!!

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SASSISPRING 2/23/2013 12:08AM

    What a terrific reward, a date with a horse. You can definitely do this. :)

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DJ4HEALTH 2/22/2013 8:23PM

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GAILANN48 2/22/2013 7:45PM

    You really made me smile, C! Your sense of humor sort of pokes me in the conscience by surprise - LOVE it! As for the weight coming off slowly, "ounces is still ounces," at least that's how this turtle has to look at things. :)

What you've said makes SO much sense...clear mind, goals reaffirmed, having reviewed behaviors to find what works and what doesn't, with a plan B in mind (aka duct tape!), and friends by your side so you can help each other. Golden!

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:) Gail

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EMPTYSKY 2/22/2013 2:03PM

    Sorry you've been struggling emoticon but so glad you're back on track. You can do this .... one step at a time, one day at a time!
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brownie 1 Cyn 0

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I have been wobbling for the past 2 weeks. I know it is because of this inspection today and having a new boss for the past 2 months.
My husband, being the kind and sensetive man that he is bought me a box of 90 calorie fiber one chocolate chip brownies thinking he was doing a good thing since he knows how I am with chocolate (I eat until it's gone). Yes, that is what I have been doing for the past 3 days. A box of 21 now has 3 left.
I know I cannot have chocolate of any kind in the house. I will sneak and eat it. I know this. It was so bad when my son was younger that I would get up in the middle of the nite and eat Nestle' Quick with a spoon from the can.
I shared my issue with him last nite. I have asked him to be his loving self in non food ways. I need him to be supportive on this. He may not be on diet, and should be but I am, or rather working on a lifestyle change and I am dragging him kicking and screaming into it too.

Back to square 1 for the no sugar. I made it 3 weeks. I will make it longer this time. I may have crashed but I did not burn. Forward on.

I have a date with a horse in October!!

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SASSISPRING 2/13/2013 1:51PM

    Good on you for recognizing what food is your trigger food - to keep eating and not stop. Good on you for dragging you husband into this and for talking to him on what you really need from him. Hopefully he'll hear you and continue to support you, only this time in non-food ways. Keep it up, you can do this. :)

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JINLYNN 2/13/2013 11:37AM

    You have a wonderful attitude for dealing with slips - it is this kind of positiveness that will help you reach your goals.

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GAILANN48 2/13/2013 9:13AM

    You're amazing, Cindy - there's so much I relate to in this blog, and your sense of humor DID manage to come through the frustration! :) I so totally get the chocolate thing...and the "creative" ways to have it! You know you don't need to worry, despite the "wobbling." Now you've blogged this, you know it's over, and you're back going in the direction you want to go.

Your "date with a horse" goal is honestly such an inspiration to me. THANK you for sharing all this! Have a wonderful day...at the end, the inspection will be over!

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:) Gail

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NOTANINJA 2/13/2013 6:59AM

    I am also a fiend for Chocolate. That is awesome that you talked with your husband about needing his support.

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