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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Trying to lose weight is a journey. Its a journey to see all that is wrong if you look at things a little more carefully. There are so many obstacles to get around to get to the gym when you are trying to workout. Friday I didn't work out because I had to do my car registration renewal after work that took me nearly 2 hours ..... then a meet up with a friend for a party.... Saturday I worked out twice but in the midst of going to workout a friend who I was supposed to meet up for a brief moment (who didn't answer their phone) called me when I was on my way to the gym and I made it emoticon out their way which then threw my plans out of sync. I am noticing that sometimes we make sure we take care of others and ourselves included, we still have to make sure that we get our workouts in and meals in and do what is best for our bodies.

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Fitbits can be contagious......

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Ever since I have started using my fitbit other co workers have caught onto the buzz of wanting and purchasing one as well! Its fun to get fit together because we motivate one another by the dashboard. I am #2 right now out of 7 friends!!! My top friend has 89,000 steps from the last 7 days and I am following with 84,000! I have been getting over my 10,000 step per day challenge for the GiveIt100!!! I am going to keep going and get this!!

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JULIA_211 7/10/2014 4:47AM

    emoticon Good for you! emoticon Everyday! emoticon

I love and miss my Fitbit, can't wait to get a replacement! emoticon

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TURTLE_CHELLE 7/10/2014 12:38AM

    Great job, RedVelvet! I have a fitbit, too and I love it. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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My Tools

Monday, July 07, 2014

Inspired by LilHobbit29 !!!

My tools to help with weight loss!!!


#2. The App for Pandora it helps with music when I am working out. My favorite stations are Rihanna, Beyoncé or even Black Eyed Peas because the music is up beat and keeps me inspired to move.

#3. App Water Your Body (android)
It helps to send me reminders to drink water, keeps track of my consumption and helps me to reach my daily goals

#4 scale/ tape I use it once a month to see my progress and

#5 Weight Loss coach Cledra Gross..... she helps to lose the weight from an emotional standpoint as well as things to do to help physically!

#6 My wall of Stickies since I joined the GiveIt100 challenge I have a wall of stickies that I put up each day until I get to 100 and that keeps me accountable to reach over 10,000 steps daily!!! I have so 22 days in !!!

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KTTAYLOR21 7/7/2014 2:16PM

    emoticon That wall of stickies sounds interesting!!


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GOLFGMA 7/7/2014 7:59AM

    Those are all good ideas. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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JULIA_211 7/7/2014 7:21AM

    You're set to go! emoticon

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LILHOBBIT29 7/7/2014 2:18AM


I must check out Pandora and Water Your Body!! I dont have trouble drinking up in this North Indian extreme heat, but come winters and I just dont manage to get enough water!

Thaks for sharing this!! Its giving me new ideas!! :-)

Have an awesome day!

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ZRIE014 7/7/2014 12:51AM

  keep it up

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Success or Failure

Saturday, July 05, 2014

I know that one of the ways to succeed at this weight loss journey is to surround myself with others who are on the same journey! I have learned that coming through situations in life we sometimes put off our goals in order to meet the needs of others and I am guilty of putting the needs of others before me, holding onto fears in the midst of storms or even shutting down and those are not the way to success however I am learning that a way to success is to acknowledge those things and do what it takes to make sure I stay on target to reach my goals. I refuse to FAIL! I am on my way to knocking off the pounds and I am going to do it with the help of my fellow sparkers!!!

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JULIA_211 7/7/2014 7:11AM

    What you said is so true! Thank you for posting your thoughts! Let's emoticon emoticon

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LILHOBBIT29 7/6/2014 3:11AM

    i think we can better care for others when we are in our own best physical health.. good health means better stamina, more energy, better moods, and all of this is crucial in taking care of others and being there for others! :-)

You Go Girl! Kiss that weight Good-bye! :-)

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BUBBALOOGA123 7/5/2014 11:34PM

    I read recently, "There is no failure. Only feedback." If we do the best we can with what we have, that will always be good enough. Looks like you have the right energy and enthusiasm to take on this journey in health! Wishing you the best of everything. Even the setbacks can be viewed as gifts and insight into the next step ahead.

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Working out and Water!!!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

So today I got off early, I went to the gym and got my workout in, as I was walking out of the door one the soldiers on detail asked me was I going to workout tomorrow, I told him yes, he said you should stay home and chill out! Lol funny, I told him that I enjoy my morning workouts and that I don't get to do them too often so I was going to be there early! However then I was thinking I don't sleep in on the weekends because I am so used to waking up early throughout the week and then when I try I just can't do it. However I know I need to relax and enjoy myself without stressing over a workout but at the same time I know that need to stay focused get my workout in and plus I am on the GiveIt100 Challenge!!

On another note, I have downloaded an app to my phone to help with my water consumption. I need to increase my water intake and upon reading the blog of another sparker it made so much more sense the way she put it into perspective. I am going to do better!!! I want to see more progress!!

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LILHOBBIT29 7/4/2014 7:10AM


On the contrary, I find that im not half as content on days when I skip a workout. My workout is my sanity and my energy booster and my endorphin releaser! I hate skipping my workouts - in one form or the other! I may do it once or wake up or later in the day, often even last thing at night, but i just hate to let a day go by without some movement and exercise! :-)

Luckily I do okay with water intake in summers, but in winters I just dont get enough, no matter what!

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