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New Start, once again

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Well , I have been to ashamed to get back to the site after I haven't been sticking to my plan in January.
My weight stayed the same luckily haven't gain any weight, last night instead of feeling sorry for myself I decided to take out WATP dvd and walked to Leslie 4 miles walk, and thought hey I can't change the fact I work long hours and my life is hectic , I will still try to do any where between 1 to 4 miles /day
I'm turning my focus away from the number on the scale to real accomplishments , which I set myself to 100 miles till March 28, I also stopped letting any food/ drink but water go through my lips past 7 pm.

After walking 4 miles yesterday and 3 miles tonight, my legs can feel little burn, the mistake I did before I ignored the fact that I haven't worked out in ages and went right into the hard core stuff like Jillian so this time I will build my stamina first then I will increase intensity.

So good luck to me and all SP members and hopefully March will bring real changes to my waist line :)

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BLUE42DOWN 3/1/2012 1:52PM

    emoticon back!

Sometimes it takes multiple starts, sometimes we stumble and struggle to get going again, sometimes life just up and drags us away kicking and screaming. Don't ever feel ashamed to come back, because coming back means you are still in the fight!

Good luck!


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KATD13 2/29/2012 11:49PM

    It's great that you are so motivated!
I always look at this as a weight loss journey, not a sprint. Sometime on a journey, there are detours. There can be bumps along the way, but then you get back on the road & continue on to your destination.

You can do this, don't let a detour get you down.

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My challenge and My Progress

Monday, January 02, 2012

I found myself getting overwhelmed easily with the stressors in life and work , and the first thing I drop to deal with the stress is exercise, hence me not working out for over 3 years.

Now this year besides the challenges that I will be joining on SP, I'm challenging myself to exercise for 30 minutes a day no matter what.

I'm writing this to hold myself accountable in front my fellow SPs
Today my hubby and I did the crunch less abs of Jackie Warner(the standing one), this is my second time doing it and I'm getting more comfortable with the movements.
Last Thursday I tried the L1D1 of JM 30 days shred , till last night I could hardly fold my legs, even a little pending would causes me pain.
So I took few days rest from it , today I did it again and the pain is much less so I will take another stab at it tomorrow.

I know I talk ( or write) too much but this is the only way to keep me going.

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HIKINGMAMA2011 1/2/2012 10:04PM

    Accountability, we all need it. Working out everyday can be difficult, be sure not to beat yourself up about it if you can't do it everyday. 4-5 days is pretty awesome, too!

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The plan

Sunday, January 01, 2012

I previously wrote what change and how I'm not good with many changes happening too soon or too fast.

Today is the first day of the year, hubby and I sat down and wrote a plan for the year very high level not much details but we broke down the plan into personal goals, financial goals, travel plans.

You may wonder why I have travel in entry on its own, that's simply because I live to travel,
Anyways on the personal goals, now my husband is on board with me to exercise for 3 times/week to those workout dvds I ordered last week.
We will start buying organic meat and chicken, pack our lunches and eat at home for 5-6 nights /week.

On my personal plan , I have put down to mend my relationship with GOD,and be more spiritual this year.

The last thing I want to do is to weigh myself at the start of the month and mid month only, no more jumping on the scale every time I pass by it.

I'm so grateful to have found this site and some many great people offering support at every turn.

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HIKINGMAMA2011 1/2/2012 10:08PM

    I love your goals! I would love to adopt the scale goal you have. That darn thing drives me crazy. I only step on it in the morning, but do it EVERY morning. Your plan seems healthier. Good luck!

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BLUE42DOWN 1/1/2012 11:27PM

    I'd have to agree, in part, with what you said in your last blog about change - while we can ultimately deal with many massive changes, we are certainly happier with small ones we have time to get used to.

I think it's great that you include travel as its own category if that's a big thing in your life. It lets you make the plans so you have what you want in the future.


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Friday, December 30, 2011

I personally think that we humans in general don't deal well with a lot of changes over short period of time. I may be wrong,but from my own experience if I try to do a drastic change in my life I usually stick to it for short period of time before I revert back to my old habits.

Since I tried to lose weight multiple times in the past and the success was very limited or completely absent. I'm changing my strategy towards change this time around. How so you may be wondering?

Well first of all I'm going to do small changes and reward myself for my success
The first change is to stop buying food from the canteen at work, that not only will hep me save few hundreds calories a day but will save me about $20/ week this $20 will go into piggy bank for my new wardrobe while I'm losing the darn weight.

Exercise is the other change I'm doing, yes believe it or not , it's a change for me, I haven't done any form of exercise in few years except for walking and taking a flight of stairs here or there. So yes exercise is the other change that I need to get used to. The second change I'm introducing to myself is exercise minimum three times a week
Last night I tried JM 30 days shred, level one ,I broke a sweat but it was hard on my knees a bit,but as I get more fit I will be fine. I also tried the 20 minutes of Bob pure burn ,and I have to tell you this guy means business the 20 minutes flew and today I'm sore.

Since it's winter in Toronto and outside activities are very limited, I'm thinking to buy one of Leslie Sansone DVD to walk at home

So the changes I listed here are going to be my challenge for January if I stick to them for the whole month then I will introduce more changes.

Good luck to me and all member of SP

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FITNFUNJEN 12/30/2011 2:23PM

    You have some good goals there. You are so right that it's easier to make habits when we start with one or two goals and work on those rather than trying to change everything. Making the commitment to workout just 10 minutes a day will be helpful because then you don't quit working out just because you don't feel like it. We can do anything for 10 minutes, right? emoticon

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BONDMANUS2002 12/30/2011 2:00PM

  good luck

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The quest for finding the old me part 1

Thursday, December 29, 2011

hello fellow sparkers,

I have been overweight for as long as I can remember, I was always the fat girl that didn't fit in regular size clothes.
Growing up I didn't have a good relationship with my mother and she wasn't nurturing in any way, shape or form. I didn't have anybody to talk to, so food was there for me. This may seem familiar to some but even in my adult life , food was and still is( working on it) my only friend.

I had some success in the past in lowering my weight to 165 pounds in 2003 from 190 and that was the lowest ever.
Why I decided to lose more , it's not only a matter of looking good in lighter weight but also the 200 pounds on my 5 1 frame is becoming a burden.
I'm turning 40 in 2013 and I want to commit to become healthy,sexy and flexible but that's in no easy task. It's not only going to be blood,sweat and tears but also I need to confront myself and come to terms with my anger about my relationship with my mother.
I also making an effort to work on my relationship with my husband as lately we have been butting heads over silly things that in the past would have laughed about them. We are going to see a therapist after the new year.

My work is just OK for now , with the economy the way it is, anxiety is so high where I work and so are the lay offs. However I decided to leave the job matters in GOD's hands and if GOD forbids I lose my job , he will look after me and my family.

The weight creeped on me the past three years and I'm having difficulty sticking to one program. The sparkers are helping me to stay motivated, giving me hope .

I want by April 2013 to look in the mirror and find my old self, the sweet,kind loving girl with goofy sense of humor. I really miss her, so hope the sparks helps me get her back

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FITNFUNJEN 12/30/2011 2:29PM

    You can do this! I will be posting a challenge on the Fabulous by 40 team to help our members work on their vision and their goals. I hope you will join us!

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PURPLE421 12/30/2011 9:58AM

  Thank you folks for your kind words

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MOMMAMURY 12/29/2011 11:55PM

    good luck! you can do this! emoticon

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RASLALIQUE 12/29/2011 11:54PM

    Hey you! I want to wish you success in this journey. I can totally relate to losing yourself along the way. I know you will get her back. Just don't give up! emoticon

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