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Re-kicking things up

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hi Sparkland :)

So I have been messing around for the past 4 months. The last time I tracked my weight on spark was on 06/17. In the past 4 months I quit weight watchers, started anew position at work and moved to a different home. Oh yeah and I was also Mai of honor in my friend's wedding. To say that I have been doing some emotional eating is an understatement. But I didn't gain all the weight back so for that I am happy! Now it's time for me to re-commit. I want to get to 178, which is how much I weighed a few days after giving birth to my daughter, back in February 2010. I am not that far away!!
One of my FB friends whom I met through spark, posted about how she was writing a letter to her future self about where she WILL be at this time next year in terms to her health and just anything else. She encouraged us to do the same so I am posting mine on here, for park wold to see.

Dear Mari,

Girl you needed to get it together. It may have taken longer than what you would have liked, but at least you have moved in the right direction. You will reach your health/ fitness goals! You've been procrastinating because you know it's not easy, and you get lazy and want the easy way out. It's easier for you to eat through the emotions and hide, than to deal with the reality. But enough is enough. By this time next year you will weigh less than 150 lbs. how you will get there is simple- tracking your food and working out. Yup, that means getting up before 5 am and going to the gym. You have to do it first thing in the morning, otherwise you lie your way out of it. Start off slow, and as you get better start adding more time and intensity. As for food, you will start tracking your food on spark. If you need additional support then guess hat, weight watchers here you go again! One more thing that will keep you motivated- reward yourself! You're always waiting to reach your goal in order to reward yourself, but that's not fun! Make a list of rewards for every 10 lbs you lose.
On a none health/fitness level, you will have figured out better what the heck you will be doing career wise. On the financial level, that credit will be paid off!
And stop trying to be perfect!!!

Sincerely,
You're future self

  
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MVSPENNY 10/28/2012 4:13PM

    I love this and I am so proud of you for writing it and being honest with yourself! You always have us for extra support and motivation!! emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 10/19/2012 4:21PM

    I have missed you. Stop leaving me! We will start this weekend and do it together???????????? You with it???????? I am struggling too!

Love ya!

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MRSGOFARR 10/17/2012 8:45AM

    I completely understand how busy and crazy life gets expecially with a little one. Losing weight when you have a dependent is HARD. I am strugglign too. I have lost 7 pounds and have kept it off but I want to see real movement. You should put a reward schedule on your page. I did it.

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Progress

Monday, June 04, 2012

Hi Everyone :)

Today I reached my 10% goal, which is 20 lbs! emoticon I'm so excited!
As a reminder, I got a keychain from WW and my reward to myself was a WW cookbook, that I had been eyeing for awhile. I guess today was my lucky day because they were 25% off, so I got 2 instead :) I'm so happy. I took pics of my books, but can't upload them. One is called Fruits and Veggies A-Z, and it has 175 recipes and some useful info on veggies and fruits. The other is Tastier than TakeOut. To be honest this was the one that least caught my attention, untiI I opened it and saw some of the recipes...they actually looked good!

I started my no sugar challenge yesterday since I forgot on Friday, and boy has it been challenging! As for the salad one, I plan to start tomorrow.

How's everyone doing?

  
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MRSGOFARR 9/11/2012 2:02AM

    Congratulations. You are amazing. You new this day would come when it needed too.

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FLEURGARDEN 6/4/2012 12:44PM

    Congratulations! I reached my 10% goal today too! And it was also 20 pounds! So I know exactly how you feel. :-)

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MRSGOFARR 6/4/2012 11:24AM

    Everyone is having such success with that program. Great job mama!

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FORBANDE 6/4/2012 7:25AM

    WAY TO GO!!! That is fantastic! The first 10% is the hardest and you DID it!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

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DAIZYSTARLITE 6/4/2012 12:32AM

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Goals

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hi!
I'm still chugging along, some days better than others :)
My clothes is starting to fit again without making me look like a stuffed sausage lol. My knees have stopped cracking and hurting. I'm not huffing and puffing like I was. Basically I feel a million times better, and I'm not even close to my goal!
I think the sunny weather is also helping. It makes me feel alive. It seems I haven't been "alive" for awhile-not sure if that makes sense.
I am in need of experimenting a little with my food. I am one who finds something that works for me and I end up sticking with it, but I'm seriously getting bored of the food. I have been on PInterest a lot, and there is so much stuff out there. Last week I tried 2 crock pot recipes. One was blah, not good at all ( in Will's and my opinion). The other one, for pot roast, was pretty good...and easy. This week I plan on making a lime chicken one, which sounds delish- I hope it doesn't disappoint.
I've also learned that I am a sweets junkie. Well I actually already knew that but now it's confirmed even more. For example, I will rather splurge on something sweet, such as chocolate, than something savory. Lately it has been a challenge by Will brought home some ice cream and as much as I am trying to eat in portions, sometimes it gets the best of me. But I'm learning. I am thinking about doing a no sugar challenge for June. Just to stop thinking about that treat all day. I also would like to lose 12 lbs by mid July. We are having a mini vacation here in Anaheim. I'm super excited, we haven't had a vaca in a long time. We will be staying at the Ca hotel in Disneyland for 5 days. It is beautiful so I cannot wait!

I am also contemplating doing a salad challenge. I subscribe to the blog "oh she glows" and she will be starting one on June 1st, and I thought it would be a good idea. Basically just have a salad everyday- I figured I need more veggies in my life, that is the truth!

Anyone interested in doing either challenge with me?

  
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MRSGOFARR 6/2/2012 11:57AM

    I want to do a salad challenging!!!!! When are you starting and how is it going?

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RAPUNZEL53 5/29/2012 11:45PM

  Good Luck!

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WENNII 5/29/2012 11:42PM

    Its so great when you start to feel a little stronger and know your body is thanking you for your efforts! The salad challenge sounds fun, I love salad anyway, one a day is doable! :) emoticon

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PHOTOFIT 5/29/2012 11:29PM

    i'm not but good luck! hope everything works out!

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Change of Plans

Monday, May 07, 2012

Hello!

I've decided to change my May goals. Well I decided to adjust them, so that I can actually meet my goals =)
Interestingly enough, today's topic at my WW meeting was motivation. How fitting, I thought, especially since I had a rough week this week. I honestly love our group leader (Amy)-she rocks! She doesn't sugar coat it, keeps it real, which is how I like it. She's funny too, so it makes the meetings so much more entertaining. Well one of the things she was talking about is how do we get motivated. That it doesn't just come to us, we have to do something to gain some motivation. I'm sitting there thinking, yeah she has a point, but how many times have I been waiting for myself to get motivated, and well, it's been many times. But it makes sense, we gotta start working towards our goals, regardless if we feel like it or not. One of the members was commenting on how discouraging it is for her to weigh in every week, but that she is not really losing much weight, and asked her how she could keep her motivation. Amy said we have no control over that scale, in the sense that sometimes we may be doing the right things but it wont budge, and she said that we should keep doing what needs to be done, ie drink that water, work out, keep track of our food. Which really makes sense..but how many times do we end up getting frustrated after a week where we feel we did very good and dont lose the lbs that we expected. Why do we do this to ourselves?
This leads to my decision to change my plan. Amy discussed how we have very high expectations of ourselves. For examples, the goals that we set for ourselves can be a little too much, and when we dont end up accomplishing them, we end up feeling frustrated and many times just keep giving up. She gave the example of working out. Where a new member says she's going to work out 7 days a week, and Amy asks, well how much are you working out now, and turns out nothing at all. A lot of the times they end up frustrated bc they cant keep up with their goal. So, yeah..that spoke to me. I decided to focus on getting my 3 run/walks a week. I will work on that. I decided to put off the SP Bootcamp Challenge until later on, maybe in a couple of months, we'll see.

So that is my rant...

  
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MRSGOFARR 5/8/2012 11:04AM

    I am also starting ww as well but can not afford the meetings which i loves. please reflect on them here so i can follow your progress and what you learn in the meeting each week. this was very helpful and as a perfectionist i tend to do this and not get results and then get discouraged. set goals small and celebrate the small and large victories as if they are one of the same. Congratulations on finding the support you needed and moving foward with it. Keep inspiring others buy sharing your journey!

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TASNIM81 5/7/2012 4:37AM

    Small goals are the best way to stay motivated. You'll reach yours in no time! emoticon emoticon

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Still going..

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Good Morning!

Just checking in. I'm still chugging along. The past 2 days were difficult food wise. I had a lot of cravings and ate beyond my points. It's ok. I'm doing a clean slate today. My breakfast was spot on (Special K, almond milk and a banana) and I finally started C25K this morning! Now I just gotta keep going =) I said I would start the Spark Bootcamp on last Sunday, but that did not happen, so I'll start today. Better late than sorry!

So how is everyone else doing?

  
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CROWLEY123 5/5/2012 8:28PM

    Doing great, thanks. Just finished week 1 of boot camp. It's never too late to start. Welcome and good luck!

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DOLPHINFAN1334 5/5/2012 1:13PM

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND HAVE A SPECTACULAR WEEKEND!! emoticon

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