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Sunday, November 18, 2012

I was re-reading my sparkpage and one of my vows was to keep a positive outlook on every thing! I don't think I've completely abandoned this but I want to re-focus on it!

First of all, thanks to all my sparkfriends for keeping my weigh-in in perspective to me. I feel ungreatful and I am greatful that I lost .4lbs last week!!! A loss is a loss! If that had been one of you, I would be jumping up and down with joy for you, and telling you that is an accomplishment. I need to do the same for myself.

With Thanksgiving approaching, I have decided I need to re-examine my goals and really focus on what they are. Later on today I plan on doing another vision collage. I will try to post it later. Maybe I'll do multiple. :)

With that said, its time to do some fitness.

Things I'm proud of:
-Planning ahead to ensure success!
-Trying to have a positive influence on my family's health.

Things I'm thankful for:
-Randy. When I told him my weigh in result, he was like, "Honey, you're doing great! You've been rocking it out the whole challenge."
-Cameron. In his 13yr old wisdom, he looked at me and said, "Its not a loss!"
-A goodnights sleep.

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CINDYSDAY 11/21/2012 10:16AM

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CANDOK1260 11/20/2012 11:52AM

    I'm thankful for you and your wonderful blog

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-AMANDA79- 11/18/2012 7:27PM

    Folks who push too hard too fast and let themselves get down over small things often gain their weight back. Believe me, I've been there. This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon.


Don't you dare apologize for posting on my page! I love it!

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PEPPYPATTI 11/18/2012 6:45PM

    You are doing fantastic! And it is good for Randy to notice. Kids never do-lol!
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JESSICA_STULTZ 11/18/2012 11:04AM

    Woo hoo! I agree.. a loss is a loss. No matter how big or small, you are still getting closer to your goals with ever ounce lost. Don't let yourself get down on a gain or stall either though. The persistence in you is what is important. Never give up. This is a lifestyle change.. and sometimes change needs some getting used to. Hoping your next weigh in is just as good (if it's not better!)

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TKOVACH1 11/18/2012 10:54AM

    You have been doing an awesome job and I know you will continue because all your Spark friends and teammates believe in you. Have faith in yourself that your are awesome and can accomplish anything you set your mind to. emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 11/18/2012 10:51AM

  wow you have a great support team there great job keep up the good work

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Less Than Stellar Weigh In

Saturday, November 17, 2012

So I've been knocking off 2lbs a week on average during the challenge and this week I knocked off .4lbs. emoticon I'm not going to let this weigh in get to me though because I went out last night for the first time in forever and consumed a large amount of alcohol. I'm only disappointed that I didn't do better for my team.

Last night was not part of my new healthy lifestyle plan but it was a lot of fun. I went out with some co-workers, my boss and Randy. Went to the country bar that I first met randy at that I haven't been at forever. I danced my butt off. So at least I got in a lot of exercise.

However I gotta buckle down now considering I have 3 thanksgivings in the next week to visit!!!! And I still plan on losing weight through it, even if it ends up being only .4lbs!!!

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CANDOK1260 11/18/2012 8:53AM

    hey one week weightwon;t hurt the team happy you have a great time

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-AMANDA79- 11/18/2012 12:32AM

    I was going to say what LOLAMOM2 said!

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LRSILVER 11/17/2012 6:30PM

    A loss is a loss. Never feel bad when you are losing. Have a good week.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/17/2012 4:36PM

    awesome to hear you had a good time

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LOLAINSC 11/17/2012 11:49AM

    Hey, it's not a gain! We do have to loosen up a bit and have a little fun on special occasions or we would come to resent our healthy lifestyle and be unable to stick to the program forever. Just remember special occasions last one day or they cease to be special.

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PEPPYPATTI 11/17/2012 10:12AM

    So glad to hear you had a great time! My weight in was not stellar either-lol. My son left to move down to Atlanta yesterday-can we say Emotional Eating-lol!

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DMEYER4 11/17/2012 9:33AM

  good luck

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Shaved 17 seconds off my pace.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Today I went out for a run (well run/brisk walk intervals) and shaved 17 seconds off my pace. Yesterday I was at an average 12:44 min/mi and today I was at 12:27! It's not fast but I was faster than yesterday and that's all that matters. I felt the "high" afterwards too.
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My running mantra today:

Today's Proud Moments:
-Running at a faster avg. pace

Things I'm thankful for:
-My health especially in this season where many people are currently sick.
-Waking up to my cat snuggling in bed with me. It was a nice start to the day.
-Feeling so motivated 2 months into sparkpeople. I hope I can continue on with this momentum through the holidays.
-The weather holding out long enough to allow me to continue to run outside.

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LOLAINSC 11/16/2012 12:16PM

    You are doing so great! Aren't you glad you committed yourself to a healthier lifestyle and decided to take definite steps in the right direction?
The younger you start, the better.

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PEPPYPATTI 11/15/2012 8:56PM

    Way to go! That is awesome! emoticon emoticon

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...and she ran with the wind at her back!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'm trying to step up my fitness game. I've realized that I need more of a challenge in my workouts. I've been focusing on walking for the past few weeks and going longer distances at a brisk pace. Today, I went out for a walk today and turned it into a interval run for 35 minutes. I am proud to have finished the run and still feel energized afterwards. I will just keep on increasing my distance/speed.

Nonscale victories today:
Did not eat the pasta that was ordered in today at work and made healthy choices.
I felt little stress at work today. Tried to keep positive and keep working.

Things I'm thankful for:
-Sparkcoach. I am really enjoying it. I believe I'm past the "fast break" stage that I am working on but it allows me to absorb the info. I may have missed while being in the stage.
-Daylight savings time. It gets darker sooner which brings Randy home to me earlier.

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CANDOK1260 11/15/2012 12:56PM

    happy you enjpying spark coach

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PEPPYPATTI 11/14/2012 8:27PM

    Way to go on stepping it up. I tried today & it felt like I am right back at the beginning. I like your "Thankfuls"!
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I WILL remain positive...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Today was a difficult day. The person that is interviewing for the same position I am came in and I had to spend all day with her. I am sure she is more than a nice person, however it was an awkward position to be in. But I firmly resolve now before any changes are made, that whatever happens, I will be 100% supportive of the change, despite how personally difficult it is for my self. I will put my best foot forward to ensure that the center is lead through the change smoothly. Work is the area in my life that is really challenging me to remain positive but I think I am doing the best I can so far.

When I got home from work, my dog had gotten sick. I took her to the vet and she may have some kind of bacterial infection. Had to give the poor dog some immodium.

After all that, I was too exhausted to eat until Randy got home. We went to the local restaurant and I had half a grilled chicken breast and some veggies. I was really full. However, my calories for the day only reached 800. I was shocked when I added this up. And I'm too exhausted to bring myself to eat any more than that which is also a shocker (never had a problem reaching my calorie limit).

I also forced myself on the treadmill for 15 minutes despite being exhausted. I didn't push myself too hard considering I didn't meet my nutritional needs for the day, but I still got on.

Today's Nonscale Victories:
I looked down while changing and my upper waist has definitely slimmed.
I wore pants today that two months ago would barely stay snapped.
I remained level headed today and tried to remain positive despite the craziness.
I made healthy food choices and chose nutritional calories, despite not reaching my caloric goal.

Things that I'm thankful for:
Immodium A-D working on dogs!!!!
For my current job position.
Whiskers, he's keeping my company while I'm blogging.

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HEALTHY4ME 11/16/2012 7:27AM

    AWWW hope the puppy gets better soon. Funny what people meds can also help dogs eh! lol
And as for the job, well try not to stress, it won't help but that is easy to say and not so easy to do.

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CINDYSDAY 11/14/2012 10:12AM

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-AMANDA79- 11/14/2012 9:43AM

    I'm in a similar situation. I just keep reminding myself that people are watching me to see how I tolerate the crushing disappointment - lol. :)

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/14/2012 7:20AM

    wow you hAVe an amazing attitude

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PEPPYPATTI 11/13/2012 10:30PM

    Just remember, what is meant to be will be. You could end up getting the job & hating it. Sorry to hear your dog is sick & hope he is feeling better. I finally just got Sammie out of my lap-lol. He is toooo affectionate, if that is at all possible.

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LRSILVER 11/13/2012 9:38PM

    I am so glad that you are able to stay positive in spite of all the changes. I hope it all works out for you. emoticon

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GARDEMON 11/13/2012 9:10PM

  Remain positive, that's the best attitude

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NUTZ4HARRY 11/13/2012 8:58PM

    You can do it!! Keep it up.

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