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Deadlines looming!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Deadlines are getting closer and closer. I'm feeling the pressure! Steps I need to take are to sit down, write down everything that needs to be done, prioritize it and then DO it! Just this simple task in the past has proved to be very therapuetic and relieves stress and gives me a plan that in theory should work! Have a great day!

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RITAROSE 11/7/2009 9:00AM

  Thanks Cactus and Beth for your encouragement. Yesterday was so helpful to sit down and make a plan and then start to implement it. Hopefully, by Monday 90% of the plan will be implemented.
I am finding other Sparkies to be the MOST encouraging people! Have a great weekened!! emoticon Ritarose

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BETHHARRIS 11/6/2009 9:05AM

    OOps! Double post! But hey while I'm here...You can do it!!! emoticon

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BETHHARRIS 11/6/2009 9:05AM

    You can do it!! emoticon

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MT-BUFFALO 11/6/2009 8:46AM

    So do it. Just DO IT. I know you can and you know you can, SO, JUST DO IT. Yea for you! Way to go!

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Getting my house in order

Thursday, November 05, 2009

For quite some time I've realized that not only do I need to get my personal "house" (body) in order, but I need to clear things out of my house that are not useful anymore. I will do this by giving things away, selling some things and donating to the local Rescue Mission.

It's a freeing thought to clear unused and unwanted things out and it sure makes it easier to keep things in order.

Today, I am making steps by having an open house to sell products that I have an excess of.
I wonder why I procrastinate so long when I know what has to be done?

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MAMA2GRACEE 11/6/2009 11:46AM

    you have just motivated me to do the same thing. a cluttered house is a cluttered life!

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EINRAMW 11/5/2009 11:32AM

  Good luck! Recently did our homes closets and yes it is so invigorating to unload all that clutter! Planning to tackle 1 bedroom at a time next. Keeps my mind and hands busy.

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FLAME42 11/5/2009 8:54AM

    Good luck with both your body and your house. I am in the same process. Have made several trips to Goodwill,taking a little at a time. It is very difficult for me to part with some of "this stuff" Know it is for the best. Keep up your good work.

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SHANNONSTILLS 11/5/2009 7:47AM

  Same with your body, sometimes it's a security thing and sometimes it's a JUST DO IT thing......I'm proud that you are doing don't worry about why you have not done it earlier just concentrate on the fact that you ARE DOING IT NOW!!!! emoticon

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Choices, choices

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This morning I'm realizing that even though my body is still sore from Monday's class, I will go to class this morning and be glad to be there because I'm doing what I need to do for my body, to make the changes my body has needed for years of being sedentary. If I chose to skip it, I will feel guilty because I agreed to attend these mandatory classes, and that choice would not be a step in the right direction.

Every day when we get up we all have a fresh new day to make good choices with the use of our time and energy or we can chose to not do the things we should do. We all know that making bad choices or no choice will lead to discouragement and even depression, which can lead to choices that continue the downward spiral that we are working so hard to change.

I can't afford to not do what I should do by following my eating plan and being as active as I possibly can! Can you? Make the best possible choices today! At the end of the day, you'll be glad that you did!! emoticon


Goals have changed

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I am amazed that my attitude is so different on this weight loss journey. It's like no other I've ever been on. In the past my goal was to lose as much as possible each week, 5# would be very good!
Now, the loss is very slow, but the binges are not there, the plan is being WORKED and the 8 ounces loss doesn't send me into a depression. I would rather have at least a pound of loss a week especially when I look at my hundreds of minutes of workout which includes a lot of walking every week. The difference is that I found a program that I can do for the rest of my life without wishing it was over! I am so thankful for that! My goal is to work the diet, work the exercise regimen and the loss will come, slow and steady. My prayer is that all sparkers would find that balance! Thanks for the important role you play in my motivation and encouragement! Make it a great day! emoticon

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New month, new possibilities

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I am excited at the prospect of a new month and it's possibilities for me to work my plan for food and exercise. At the same time I'm somewhat apprehensive as a big challenge comes at Thanksgiving. Will I be able to eat sensibly when we go visit our children and grandchild in another state? Will being with them for a week get me off of my exercise program too? Will I gain weight? It's coming off so slowly that I would be upset to gain when I've worked so hard to lose weight!
And, yet, SP has been a tremendous resource for motivation for me the past week + that I've been on here. Thank you for those who have shared struggles and triumphs that have shared the same challenges that I have!!
As a Christian I am thankful for the gift of prayer which is an integral part of my life!

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MONTANALADY 11/4/2009 10:58PM


I'll be praying for those wise food choices for you as you travel to see your family. One year, at Thanksgiving, I remember requesting a salad plate for my dinner -- that way, I was limited to portions for food...and it worked! I

I'm sure your family who know of your goals, will be very supportive in your efforts and consistency.

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