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Oct 16th

Thursday, October 16, 2014




Did the words above grab your attention? They sure did mine. With out even reading the article I new that this was something I needed to hear. As I read this article all I could do was say to myself, she's talking about me. Every point she made fit me at some time in my weight loss journey.

It's not my fault
I just can't help myself
I can't eat that or drink that OR
I will never lose the weight

But the worse one was MY NEED TO BE PERFECT. Now I know that I am not and never will be perfect but my personality and need has always been a part of me. I thought I had to be perfect to meet EVERYONE else's expectations. If anyone else out there might have the same issues please go to the weight loss articles and read this one. I plan on printing a copy and keeping it where I can read it when doubts start crawling back into my mind.

/feeling on top of the world right now. Actually have hope that I will succeed this time.

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EMMACORY 10/16/2014 3:31PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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Oct 15th

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Busy day tomorrow. My aroma therapy class is this weekend in Knoxville. Will be gone all weekend. No husband, children or grandchildren. Kind of looking forward to a weekend by myself. I do not know anyone in the class or the teacher either. Now to eat on program and get in my exercise. I am making my plans and my menu's for the weekend. I am staying at a friends house who is out of town so will be easier to keep on track. I am hoping the rain is gone by Friday. The mountains will be georgous if the sun is out. Ok I am headed to bed. Good luck everyone. Weighing tomorrow for my STOP team. I hope I have lost even if just a pound.

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MA_DIDDLES 10/16/2014 9:52PM

    Enjoy your out of towns trip Portia. I am going to bed and will look forward to your posted weight in the morning. Safe travels.

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LINDA! 10/15/2014 11:36PM

    Wishing you great success with your weigh in...also for your trip out of town.

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Oct 14th

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Well my good intentions went out the window tonight. Didn't get done with dinner and tomorrow's dinner till 9:30. was just to tired to do another 10 minutes exercise. Up at 5am tomorrow and work 2 floors at the hospital. Got to get some sleep tonight. On the positive side I stayed with in my calorie, fat, carb, protein and fiber limits today. I think that is the first time every that I managed to completely stay in line with what Spark People set for my nutrition goals. I also got in 15 minutes non stop walking at work today. Not bad if I say so myself.


Oct 13th

Monday, October 13, 2014

Not a bad day except I didn't eat enough. Got to figure out how to divide my calorie allotment up better. Did 2 different 20minute walks. I was really busy at work and had to walk from Children's hospital to the main which is a good little walk.

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MA_DIDDLES 10/16/2014 9:55PM

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NHES220 10/14/2014 11:26AM

    It's a trickly balance getting everything in. You'll get there!

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Oct 12th

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rough weekend. Failed at just about every goal I had. OK time to get serious. As I was eating my lunch of taco bell grande nachos I was hating myself for not following through on anything. I try and try but just fail to do what I plan. Oh well as I was tracking my food I read the new mini book by Sparkman. Basically the same as his book the Spark but one thing caught my eye this time. He was talking about people like me who start out really motivated and exercise a lot than just get discouraged because they can't do the 10000 steps they set as a goal because life happens. Then he talks about the 10 min of exercise a day. I think to myself that wouldn't do anything for me. I exercised all winter getting in 10000 steps at least 5 days a week and sometimes much more and only lost 5 lbs or so, how is 10 minutes going to do any good. But if I managed 10 min a day everyday I would have to lose a little weight and get healthier at the same time. Any way what can it hurt to try something new. What I am doing is obviously not working so here goes.

New goals for me
1. exercise 10 minutes a day- no excuses unless I am dead.
2. focus on losing 10 % of my body weight at a time. No worrying on how much more I have to
3. stay positive
4. Spark daily

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MA_DIDDLES 10/13/2014 6:01PM

    Portia - Just keep trying till you find what works for you. I am still searching myself. I wish there was something easy, but I sure haven't found it yet. Hang in there Spark Friend....we will do this together. MA

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NHES220 10/13/2014 10:45AM

    I think setting small goals is the key. The big goals are too overwhelming and do not seem attainable. I focused on just losing a lb a week and did not look at "wow, I need to lose 70 lbs!". If I did, I think I would have given up.

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