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YoUr AtTiTuDe is YoUr AlTiTuDe!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I want to take this thing and take it as HIGH as it will go. I know this journey is not always an easy road to travel. I think that we have to take a moment and look at all the positives that comes from this journey, this lifestyle change has caused me to change in so many ways, that I make sure I am not losing focus of my goal, I make sure I am doing what is right for me, so many people who think that my changes are taking away from me, yet I have to say for me its making me a better person, inside and out. I want to accomplish this goal so badly that I feel it in my bones. When I feel down I must turn those negatives into positives, some days I feel like I am on top of the world and then there are days that I am just not getting to where I want to be in the time that I want to get there in. This journey can be like a roller coaster ride sometimes, I just want everyone to know that we are not alone in this journey. It is something that we are all going through at the same time, different points in the journey but its a ride that we are all familiar with!!!

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DOORDIE 8/30/2007 10:28AM

    You are correct Red! Just like anything the type of attitude you have, regardless of what you are doing, will determine how well you do it. We all have highs and lows. But, one thing we have to make sure first and foremost that we are doing it for ourselves and no matter what obstacles we face or how many "naysayers" try to discourage or sabatoge us, we have to hold on tight for the ride of the rollercoaster and don't let go! The objective and end result is for us to be a better than before and renewed us, which will allow us for preparation next goal in life! Good luck!

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FOXYLOSE30 8/30/2007 7:15AM

    I am familiar with that ride I was there last week........I know we can do this.

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Mission RED181

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Whats the title of your mission? I sometimes have to sit down and refocus on my mission. I do so quite often because I don't want to lose focus of my goals and I don't want to get off track. It is so easy to get off track if you don't have a plan to follow. I have my weigh in on Friday, its my official weigh in so that I can make my September plan. I am stepping up my game because I really want to be out of the 200 club by Jan 1, 2008.Which means I have 4 months to get off whatever needs to be taken off to get out of the 200 club. I would love to go home for Christmas and be 195, that is a safe haven out of the 200 club and with water weight I would probably be 200, hopefully not. I dont want to see the 200 club again once I am out, I would love to go into the new year being in Onederland. I really want to cross over that threshold into the ONEDERLAND. I am on a mission to achieve. I gotta get this done!!!I am making some moves in my life and this accomplishment is a day to day task that is not just something you can pick up and put down whenever you want to, it takes dedication and constant rearrangements.

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TORINICOLE77 8/27/2007 9:25AM

    You're right Red, this mission takes constant reevaluation.....I get do this on auto-pilot. I'm right there with you for being in Onderland by Christmas. It motivates me to know that headed for the same goal. We're going to get this done!!

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 8/26/2007 11:22AM

You will definetly bee in onederland by Jan. Just keep doing what you are doing. Look for it. and it will happen.

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MBETTIS 8/26/2007 12:58AM

    Would you say that!!! I am right here with you on this. I am on this mission as well. I am also going home for Christmas and I want to debut a new slim and selvte me. I must get a handle on this. I must change behaviors, I must commit myself and reevaluate daily. I am looking forward to your official weigh in, you make us wait a whole month!! But I know you will do well. I too am developing a new program for September. At the end of that month I will be 30 years old and making that will be an awesome milestone for me. I would love to embark on those years a little healthier.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Today I have decided not to let others influence my way of thinking on my goal to lose weight. I have realized that sometimes what I see and what I feel within this body does not effect anyone except me. I must do what I need to do to bring my health up to par, my sexy back, my confidence back and whatever else I may gain along the way during this journey to a healthier weight. I was talking to someone who told me I looked good just as I was, who claimed that big is beautiful, and that I don't need to lose any weight, not everyone was made to be small. I told this individual I was doing this for my health, I want to be fit and trim. I was also told not to disappear or turn around to look like Star Jones. LOL, for one I am doing this the realistic weight and second of all I am doing this to where I feel comfortable. I want to be able to get around with ease, and not worry about how I am going to fit in whenever or wherever I am going. The problem with this individual was there refusal to hear what I was saying about "ME" and they were merely a stranger living in another body so they truly only have to worry about their body. This individual kept trying to tell me that its okay to be thick and healthy, just exercise, you will be okay. Hmmmmm....... that is not the plan for me. I think some people just dont understand. Not everyone can be slim and trim no matter what. I gain by the thought of a donut, at least it seems like it to me.......

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TORINICOLE77 8/27/2007 9:21AM

    Hey Red,

It's so funny, people are quick to say, "You don't need to lose anymore weight" or "You're going to blow away" and things like that. Now where were these people when I was 278lbs, battling lymphedema in my legs and was diagnosed as "prediabetic"?? They weren't admonishing me then, when I needed it the most. Are they worried about the fact that we're getting our act together and doing something for ourselves for a change?? You are trying to become a new person with a new mindset and some people just can't deal with that, because it forces them to look at themselves and see where they might be lacking. So steer clear of folk that aren't supportive of your journey and just keep moving in the right direction.

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KEENIEBOY 8/23/2007 9:25PM

    People can be very hurtful!! I've noticed that people are quick to tell you that you've gained but find it difficult to compliment you when you are looking good with your weightloss. Red, some people don't even realize that they are miserable so don't let your motivation and excitement about losing weight be discouraged by ignorance. I deal with the same thing every single day. Some of my own family members have upset me! Some people get jealous about the idea of you getting to a smaller weight and looking better than them. I don't understand it but it's true. Whoever this person is, they've noticed your confidence!! Don't share your excitement with this person anymore!!!

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LATONIA38 8/23/2007 8:28PM

    I have learned in my short 38 years with Whom I share my excitement and good news. Not everyone is their to encourage and uplift. Some are as you stated, "Sabotagers!"******Choose wisely who you share with. ******

To your success, Tonia

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RINAKING 8/23/2007 3:28PM

    I had a big person tell me something similar. She said what do you need to lose weight for? I said to be healthy... I might not be sloppy with mine but I am holding alot of weight. I weigh more than I look...

I too don't get why people try to (knowingly or unknowingly) discourage you from a decision that YOU made for YOURSELF. I say just take what people say with a grain of salt and keep working YOUR plan. If their "advice" works for them then good.
People just don't realize we have a mental battle going on everyday to try to keep striving towards our goal, we don't need the extra from them.

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    I agree with Kia. Keep going.

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KEIAHNAM 8/23/2007 7:44AM

    Is she a big girl too? If so, she could be saying those things because she doesn't want to look at herself. Either way, you have to do what's best for you.

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Battling the mind.....

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sometimes during this journey I have to battle my mind, I have to remind myself that negative thinking can prevent me from achieving my goals. Its crazy how negativity is such a big thing that can turn the smallest goal into the hardest to reach. I just have to remind the ol' me that things are changing and the me in progress is becoming new and improved. UPGRADE is next.......

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RINAKING 8/22/2007 3:01PM

    I totally agree. Especially when I am getting up so early to work out and the bed is calling for me to stay in. I just have to keep reminding myself of my goal and that seems to help. When I am done working out I am so happy I didn't cave. I also remind myself that this time next year I will be done with the "I need to lose weight" part of my life and will be trying to maintain what I have lost.

Hang in there!! You are almost there.

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NEECHEE144 8/20/2007 11:54AM

    I know what you mean about the negative thoughts. I too have what I call the "itty-bitty committee" thats the chatter I hear between my ears. So the only way I can silence the negative is when I double up on the positives. So keep your positive thoughts rolling at double speed!!

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Mission to Achieve.........

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I am working on 13 days til weigh in. I have been working out faithfully. Its actually quite hard for me to take a day or two off from working out. I know that we are supposed to but I feel the need to always get that workout in the morning. I have been working out twice on some days. I am just so determined to get out of the 220 club. I am on a mission to achieve. I am going to continue my mission and hopefully be out of the 220 club. I am just checking in and staying focused.

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 8/18/2007 11:20PM

    I will be praying for your success. Slimsuccess

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