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My Cry For Help...

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Been having a tough weekend. I signed up for WW a couple of weeks ago. Then I proceeded to eat foods that I didn't need to be eating. I gained 2lbs my first week and told myself, I'll get back on track. But then I continued to snowball over the course of this weekend. I feel like I'm crying on the inside for help and yet I know that no one can help me but myself. Going to the store and buying ice cream repeatedly is not getting me to where I need to be. I feel like I've let my motivation slip and it's getting worse. I need to get it together. I almost feel like I don't even want to try and go in the right direction. But a very very small part of me knows better than that. But it's buried deep inside me somewhere.

I just feel like I'm making bad mistakes on top of bad mistakes. Earlier as I was leaving the store, I told myself "You need to figure out what you're doing Simone. How big is your want? You need to blog about this because it's heavy on your mind." So here I am blogging. My want doesn't seem to be very big right now.

I'm hurting and I just don't know where to start right now. I just don't know what to do. So this is my cry for help...

  
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POSITIVELYREADY 5/12/2010 11:24AM

    I may not comment on all of your blogs but I do read most of them. I hope you work things out because I think you are emoticon I think we will all benefit by your example as to how you handle this. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAMAKNITSSOCKS 5/12/2010 8:40AM

    That's where I am now, too. *hugs*

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GINILEE4 5/11/2010 4:24PM

    Simone. I know exactly what you are going through. I get myself on track and then suddenly out of nowhere, I am eating all the wrong things. I know, in my head, that it is not what I want but it happens anyway. I have to stop everything and write in my journal . I keep writing until I get it all out. It does come out eventually. When I am calmer, I start ALL OVER and take 1 step and then look around. When I feel safe I take another step. Slowly, slowly, my friend. It's okay you know. We aren't trying to be perfect here. Slow down and take it easy,

Gini

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DALMOMOF3 5/11/2010 8:46AM

    Oh Simone, i am so sorry! You are such an encouragement and source of love and pride to everyone else on here, it is time to turn it on yourself! You deserve this, you can do this, one day at a time, one baby step at a time!! emoticon emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/11/2010 7:48AM

    I am also late to the party, Simone. I hope you talked to Yvonne and it helped. I am here too!

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TML-2012 5/10/2010 8:22PM

    I agree with a lot that has been said here. I am having a hard time too. It seems that I just keep restarting and falling off again. I had some pretty large goals for myself (10 pounds per month, train for 1/2 marathon) and could not come close to any of them. My goal right now is next month to find myself in a better place than I am now even if it is only an inch or a pound.

So to get there I am starting little small goals just for my health... 1) getting at least 7 hours sleep each night, 2) drinking 8 glasses of water a day, 3) logging my food no matter what it is and not beating myself up about it (I found that writing it down makes me trend toward better habits), 4) exercising at least 10 min a day (I am exercising during commercials and playing with the wii 10 min each night), and 5) doing some sort of beauty treatment each night (i.e. lotion, nails, hair, just something). Once I start feeling better about things (hopefully next month) I can start to move the goals up a notch (slowly). Just don't despair or give up we can do this... one small step at a time.

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LADYSNOWFALL 5/10/2010 7:46PM

    I'm late to the party here. Simone, to me it sounds like something is bothering you emotionally, perhaps deep down. Maybe trying to figure that out will help you get back on track?

In the mean time

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RISENABOVE 5/10/2010 7:41PM

    I came across this blog via the Friend feed! Please don't try to take an entire day and analyze it... find just one small thing today that you were successful at! If you're having a hard time finding one, I would say this BLOG is the perfect example! You'll find yourself, your determination and your destiny will become clear!

I also wanted to leave you with this motivator that I posted on a couple of my teams today! I hope it helps you find your path just a bit!

ATTACHMENT TO RESULTS

Achievement is stressful only if you assume it to be. Ambition creates anxiety only when you are overly attached to the results.

Achievement is something you do. It is not who you are.

If you fail to attain the results you seek, that does not make you any less of a person. Certainly your aim is to be successful, yet it is much more effective to choose success than to need it.

Expect the best, and give your very best to the effort. Then be willing to accept the results, whatever they may be.

Care intensely about what you intend and what you do. But don't worry or obsess about what you get.

Your most effective efforts come from who you are, not from what you need. Let go of your attachment to the results, and you'll get the best ones ever.

-- Ralph Marston


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EMSMOMME 5/10/2010 7:33PM

    Simone, :-( I am so sorry I didn't see this blog until now. You are such an inspiration to so many (me included!) -- everyone has down days -- okay for me they are usually more like bad weeks! LOL You'll get yourself back on track and where you want to be! I am sure of it!
Hugs,
Terri

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/10/2010 6:13PM

    Simone, this happens to all of us once in awhile. Take a good long look at the profile picture that you have chosen for yourself. THEN GO TO WAR with your "enemy" the negative foods by choosing the GOOD foods to replace them. I'm glad to read that Yvonne is going to be calling you. I am sure that she'll be better able to help you. I'm here for you if you need to talk. YOU ARE WORTH the effort to get healthy & fit! Your family needs you and WE NEED YOU! Love, Dawn

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TRAVELNISTA 5/10/2010 6:06PM

    emoticon I'll be calling you tonight. My studying and test is done and we can talk about this. emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 5/10/2010 3:37PM

    Simone, you are not alone and I am glad you blogged, it will help you to see that you have lots of help and friends who care. You have gotten great advice, I will only add, that you need to want this and big time. I think you do and although you are letting the voice speak out, you are not listening, time to take off the mufflers and let it stream and you need to listen. You have come too far to just give in.
Time to start again, baby steps in the right direction. If this sounds harsh or uncaring it is not, I do care but you need a little kick and so here it is. emoticon
Care about yourself more and you will make it, I know you can.
Sending you positive thoughts
Deb

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MARYMAC45 5/10/2010 3:13PM

    Simone, I've been there too. I loved creamy sweet cake & ice cream and both together. One day I decided I NEED TO DO THIS FOR "ME". I had major health issues. Take charge before you too have major health issues. On Sunday, I sit down and make out my menu for the week. Spark people has many great, inexpensive meals, check them out. You can freeze extra servings for quick meals on busy days. Stops you from going out for fast food. I plan my meals & fruit/veggie snacks. I now love veggies that I never tried before and I eat lots of fruit. It took me 7 months but I lost 28 lbs. You CAN do this. If I can I know you can. Put your mind to it. After a week/10 days, you won't have those sweet cravings. Honestly, I feel so much better now that I am in control.

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HOPE4LOSS1 5/10/2010 3:12PM

    I'm listening and I hear you.
Lots of good advice here. I just re-started here on SP after doing exactly what you did. I went 3 months doing this - just completely off track. Eventually, I just didn't notice I was doing it - it had become routine.
What has helped me come back and re-focus, is doing so gradually.
Set yourself three small goals - realistic, but small healthy goals.
I chose drink 64oz of water daily, exercise 10 minutes daily, and track all my food. I don't know where you are with tracking, water, exercise - but just create a goal you can do. You can build from there.
Blogging is also very helpful - I suggest continuing this. Just to get it out, you know? Just write.
I wish you the best and feel free to reach out, people are here to support you.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/10/2010 2:58PM

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SHAGADELIC 5/10/2010 2:53PM

    Like others have said, we have all experienced what you are experiencing at present. I've eaten meat so many times in the past week that every time I pass my vegetarian/vegan cookbook on the shelf, I feel a pang of guilt.

It's all well and good to keep those "special" foods out of our sight, but they remain in our mind's eye. For me, television often triggers an appetite. I'll be fine until I see a commercial for something that looks wonderful and then I have to get up and go to the store to find something that will taste just as good. It's really not fair. They don't advertise crack on tv this way so why do they continuously tempt us with food?

Perhaps, Simone, there is an issue that needs addressing. Something in your emotional closet that's banging to get out. Blogging and journaling will help if you practice freewriting. Just let yourself feel whatever you're feeling and write freely (privately). Then go back and read it. Really try to see what it is that is still driving you to the ice cream or the whatever food. Identifying the warning signs can help you stop and turn in the right direction. Not right away, not at first. Sometimes you'll see all the signs saying emoticon emoticon emoticon but you'll keep going anyway because you're not yet completely convinced. Something hasn't clicked yet but it will. Keep working on it and you will see it.
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2ABETRLIFE 5/10/2010 2:07PM

    Simone, you could be writing my story the last several days. My dinner last night was cake. I have found that, for me anyway, I have to keep some foods out of my home. If I have them, I WILL eat them. I ate cake because I made three for a party and brought some of two of them home. One is now in the garbage, but I did a lot of damage before I got up the nerve to pitch it. I don't make cake or cookies to keep here, it would be a big mistake! LOL If I really want sweets, I buy a single serving of something like snackwells. Yes, it is more expensive per unit, but honestly, does that really matter? I mean, I need to lose 100 pounds, does it matter that the cookies are cheaper PER COOKIE if I buy a box of 12 packages?! I do occasionally buy ice cream, but that isn't a trigger for me unless I also have chocolate syrup to top it, so if I have one in the house, I try not to have the other. I guess my point is you are not alone. Many of us fight this same war daily and some days we win the battle and some days we lose, however, the war will be won by me and by you! I believe I CAN do this and I believe YOU CAN do this too. If you can bring yourself to do it, put the ice cream in the garbage and take the bag out of your kitchen. The temptation will be gone and you just might feel empowered. Whatever you decide to do, you can start fresh and you do NOT have to wait until tomorrow. Take a big breath and start over right..............NOW!
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SPARKROZ 5/10/2010 12:42PM

    Simone,

I'm so sorry that you're feeling this way. Just know that we all have set backs and many times, we intend to do the right thing but somehow that doesn't happen. Start again FRESH today and proceed forward. There are so many people here on SparkPeople to support you. Use the message boards and continue to blog for support. Weight Watchers is a great tool but following the plan is a must. I like WW because there are no food restrictions. Make this program work for you and before long your goals will be met.

I'm here to support you in any way you need.

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BABY_GIRL69 5/10/2010 12:22PM

    Sweetie, I still eat foods that are not good for me but I also workout. I am so happy to be able to workout again after my neck injury! I mean it helps with all those cookies, slices of cake & red vines. If I want to eat then I have to work what the great Lord gave me. lol We are here & we all have those moments but our need has to become great than our want.

God bless & you can do it!

Dee

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NEWNAC304 5/10/2010 8:20AM

    Simone - I know exactly what you're going through. I've been having the same problem myself. You know you can do this and you do want it. I started a new Spark account and I'm hoping that a fresh start is what I need.

Good luck!

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MELISSAJUSTINA 5/10/2010 7:03AM

    Simone - I know that you can do this. Just start fresh today!!!! If you are really craving ice cream and you just have to have it pick a healthier choice. Like skinny cows or what I have been eating are fudge-sickles or Popsicle. They are very low in calories. You just need to stay positive my friend, your mojo will come back to you!

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/10/2010 12:07AM

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Simone, I'm pretty sure just about everyone of us has been where you are. I started and quit and restarted WW more times than I can count! I know you want this and I know you have the determination and motivation to do it. Look at all the progress you've made! Go back to the beginning and start over with baby steps. Don't try to do too much at once or you'll feel overwhelmed. I gained 12 pounds back over winter when we had all the blizzards. I still have a couple of pounds to go to get back to what I was in December. It never comes off as quickly as it went back on! Try keeping healthy snacks around to grab and munch on. I have to keep my red light foods totally out of the house because no matter how hard I try, if I'm around them, I will likely eat them. I'm sorry you're hurting. You know I am here anytime you need anything! One of my WW message board buddies IM's or calls me when she feels the urge to buy or snack on bad things. It works to distract her and we talk and catch up. Next time you want to go into Wegmans of Safeway to buy ice cream, call me and I'll be there in a flash. We'll walk around the store....all the good aisles :-) and distract each other. I know a big part of you does want to go in the right direction and you will get there! emoticon

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ROSE-100 5/9/2010 11:04PM

    emoticon We all climb mountains but it's in the Valley's we grow. A new day will start a new beginning.

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SUCCESSFUL-GALE 5/9/2010 10:47PM

    Simone, you can do this. You've made progress and you can continue to make progress! Two steps forward, one step back. What were you doing when you were most motivated? Read a book, read some inspiratonal articles, watch some t.v. shows that show success. Even if you can't move forward right at this moment, work on maintaining. You are hurting some how though and that's what's causing you to eat. You need to find out why you are hurting and what you can do other than eat that will comfort you.

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KIMMYCRIS 5/9/2010 10:10PM

    Simone you are worth all the energy and effort it takes to keep trying. I completely understand your sadness and I wish that I could reach out of this darn computer and stand with you and give you a big hug! We just have to face so many things, dig so very deep, that it is without a doubt we are going to hit rock sometimes. I'm trying to blast through my rock right now too. I'm eating too much, making mistakes, but it's all part of the journey. There is no quick fix for us. We slowly, surely, have to keep blasting away at all the reasons why we bury ourselves in eating instead of living. It's one step, however small, one good decision at a time. Just deal moment to moment, but don't give up. I believe in us and I believe in you and I believe that all these dear sparkfriends will help us through. Please know we are here for you. Much love to you sweet friend.
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DEVORA4 5/9/2010 9:41PM

  HI, If we are to be honest, most of us have screwed up. That's why we have become a family in Spark. I know I have been there and done that. {over & over}
I want to share with you a little secret of mine. I have a message posted on my fridge and cupboard. Ir says "A minute on the lips, a year on the hips."
I have purged my house of junk good and I URGE you not to buy it. Please be in touch. "God loves you and so do I." emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 5/9/2010 9:38PM

    Ah, Sweetie - last week I had to come home sick from work, and I dug out my buddies Ben & Jerry - as sweet and comforting as they seem, I have to remember they are not my friends!

As the others said, go back and find something you can start a streak on. Don't walk thru the pastry or ice cream sections of the store to test yourself (I find I fail these tests too often).

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TITALADY 5/9/2010 9:30PM

    Simone, I'm so sorry you're hurting. I have been in this situation and thought to myself, "Why bother, I've already screwed it all up." Truth is you can stop the madness, right now. Don't go to the store again for ice cream. Call a friend, cry your eyes out, sing a song, dance for 15 minutes by yourself, do anything but eat. You will get through this and regain your footing. There are so many of us out here who have been here/care/wish you well.
Keep writing, call a friend, DON'T GIVE UP.
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LOOZINITNOW 5/9/2010 9:30PM

    Oh Simone...I just want to reach out and give you hugs. It seems that so many of us are having problems lately. Why?? I spin around the same 5lbs over and over. My weekend was horrendous! I feel like I let myself down after such a great week. It has to start with us. You have to dig down deep. As I have said before, go back to the basics. Small changes, small steps, not too much change at once. I know you have it in you, because I have heard it over and over in your attitude in your blogs. You do want this! I wish I could wave a wand and make it all better instantly. But, for now, I am hear to lend an ear and a shoulder. Love ya!
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Do You Really Know What You're Made Of?

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Do you really know what you're made of? This question and the following text awaited me in my email inbox this evening.

"Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is.
- Lucretius, Roman philosopher

It's easy to stay true to our values when life is sunny. But because sometimes hope disappears, options run out, and bright days can turn dark, all you can really count on to be there is your own inner strength. These low points are chances to learn what you're capable of when you refuse to be knocked down for good. You may not be able to choose your hardships or options. But you do have the power to face what you're given with high character. Trust yourself and your instincts, and your best will come forward. Think about the last time you had the choice to fold under pressure or to rise to the occasion. How might you have handled it a little differently? If there's room for improvement, what actions would have made you more proud of yourself? "

I really needed this! Had a tough day today but as a good Sparkfriend once blogged, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming". So I'm doing my darnedest to do just that.

I took a nap this afternoon so I know I'll be up tonight for a bit. Instead of watching tv, I will tape my shows and hit the gym again tonight. I did well last night, no reason I shouldn't tonight too. I have my 1st WW WI tomorrow. I am hoping I won't have a gain but there's a good chance I will. I know where I failed this week and I will learn from this.

This is a song I blogged about at the end of last year that epitomizes how I feel about this journey and I have even added it to my iPod Nano! It's a slow ballad but it's my theme song for my weight loss journey:

The Climb
by Miley Cyrus

I can almost see it
That dream I'm dreaming but
There's a voice inside my head sayin,
You'll never reach it,
Every step I'm taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing,
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on, cause

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb (yeah)

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb (yeah yeah ea ea)

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It's all about
It's all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

Whoa a ohhhhhh ohhhhhhhh


I am woman hear me ROAR! I KNOW what I am made of! I am a FIERCE, FABULOUS & UNSTOPPABLE SPARK WARRIOR! There's no stopping me or any of us warriors on this journey. So let's show the world what we're made of and DO THIS! YES WE CAN DO THIS emoticon

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 5/8/2010 6:04AM

    You can do this, Simone!

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/7/2010 8:12PM

    I love that song. What a great motivation and great blog.

Woot!

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MOLLYSGOAL 5/7/2010 11:53AM

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing this!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/7/2010 10:33AM

    Your enthusiasm is contagious! Keep up the good work my friend. Love, Dawn

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BABY_GIRL69 5/7/2010 8:45AM

    I think of this often & I know that I am reinventing me daily to keep up with the changes in me. I was born a champion but I need to believe that with every fiber of my being.

God bless & thanks for sharing!

Dee

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WALKAWAY 5/6/2010 11:04PM

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TRAVELNISTA 5/6/2010 10:35PM

    I haven't liked what I have been made of lately. I feel as though I have been doing nothing but complaining. I am so happy to say that today has been stress free.

And if you don't tell anyone I was on the computer this late, I won't either. It is way past 10 PM when I said I would stop Sparking for the night but I am so far behind in my Sparking. Not stressed but behind. emoticon

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DEVORA4 5/6/2010 10:08PM

  You WILL definitely get to where you want to go. I don't believe anything will stop you.

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XFITSTRONG 5/6/2010 9:00PM

    The struggles I'm facing,
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm going to remember most yeah

Those words speak directly to my soul! I may be knocked down a time or two (or thousand) but I will not break! And I love the thought that these hard times are going to be what I remember most on this journey. Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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FITGRL124 5/6/2010 8:46PM

    Your self-motivation and determination always give me encouragement!!!!!! You're such an awesome person Simone!!! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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NANC304 5/6/2010 8:38PM

    You always manage to keep swimming, no matter what comes your way. You're a strong and amazing person. I hope your weigh in suprises you, but if not, you said yourself that you know where you made the mistake and have learned from it. As long as you learned from it, that's what matters.

Good luck!

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LOOZINITNOW 5/6/2010 7:56PM

    Awesome blog Simone! I wish you the best of luck at your weigh in tomorrow. Keep on swimming! emoticon emoticon

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JETSOX 5/6/2010 7:24PM

    Your determination and self-motivation continue to amaze and inspire me every day, Simone. You rarely have down days, and when you do, you are able to see the silver lining and get yourself back to a good place. You are one in a million.

Love ya!
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Feeling A Little Stronger...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

This morning I got up and realized I had overslept. Normally I'm off on Wednesday's but with Emma's Mother's Day Program, I switched days. I got her ready as well as myself. I took my Zoloft and then thought I'd better take an anti-anxiety pill as well. Don't know why as I don't take those too often. Well it was a good thing I did because I went into full panic mode. My boss is very understanding and supportive. She even asked if I wanted to come in later. I told her that I was ok to come in as long as I didn't feel like I was rushing to get there.

My boss & I rejoined WW together. I'm so impressed with how well she's done with her eating this week. She is being a good role model. She has taken on a role that I played in the past with her. My nutrition the past few days has sucked. I need to do better. This motivational quote really describes what's in my heart right now:



One of my positives is that I was able to get to the gym tonight. I did a little over 30 minutes on the treadmill and 16 minutes on the bike. I really tried to push myself a big harder than normal. It showed on my Fitbit when I looked at it. I got in 10,000+ steps! So I need to look at that positive. I realized tonight that I think I forgot to get in my 10 minutes of exercise yesterday. However, I made up for it tonight.

I've also found something that I can do with the Personal Trainer certification. I want to help Moms who've just given birth, prevent postpartum depression through exercise. I came up with this thought while working yesterday. I work on the Labor & Delivery floor and Postpartum is down the hall. One of the Mom's came by with her husband saying "anything to get out of bed" with tears kind of in her eyes. Now she could've been upset about many things but she turned on a emoticon in my head and now this is another goal to work towards.

I am a Spark Warrior! I AM FIERCE, FABULOUS & UNSTOPPABLE!


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DJS-DEBBIE 5/8/2010 6:02AM

    I like your idea about working with new moms!

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TRAVELNISTA 5/6/2010 10:40PM

    That is pretty funny I almost blogged about that quote today today. It is an excellent and thought provoking quote.

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KRYANPRINCESS 5/6/2010 11:51AM

    Ur doing a great job! What a great idea helping postpartum moms!! Keep on Rocking Warrior Girl!! YOU GOT THIS!!! emoticon emoticon

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NANC304 5/6/2010 10:03AM

    I think it's great that you and your bos joined WW together. What a grat idea to start an exercise program for new moms. Exercise is a great mood lifter and it will help them get back into shape too. You have such great ideas and I love how you're always finding ways to help others.

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LESLIES537 5/6/2010 9:56AM

    I think your idea of an exercise program for new moms is GREAT!! Run with it girl! You can do anything you set your mind to! emoticon

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LITTLESPARKLER 5/6/2010 8:47AM

    Wow, what a day for you. Your strength amazes me! I would have given anything to have a trainer specializing in post-birth regaining-your-life workouts! I did not have ppd, but I did feel very, very down on myself (still do - almost 2 years later) bc of the changes in my body. Good luck to you!

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KARVY09 5/6/2010 8:31AM

    Nice job on the fitness. Look to your boss as an example of how to meal plan during the day. You can do this. You just gotta kick those snack food demons and keep moving!

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LOOZINITNOW 5/6/2010 8:09AM

    Your warrior is fighting to get out. Let her out and let her do her job. You can do this! I love the postpartum idea. That is fantastic!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/6/2010 1:38AM

    You ARE fierce, fabulous & unstoppable! Now STAY SERIOUS and DO IT! I love you my friend. Keep up the good work. Love, Dawn emoticon

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AIMEEM77 5/6/2010 12:07AM

    I love that quote-I'm sure that so many of us can relate to it. Change is tough, but possible and you can do it!

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I Am Warrior Day 1...

Monday, May 03, 2010

emoticon was not too bad.

I have drank almost 10 glasses of water.
I wrote down in my WW tracker what I ate today. I guestimated where I was unsure. I'm actually under for the day.
I just finished 10 minutes of exercise.
I took several opportunities to walk outside of the office-although this was more for my mental status than for physical. I'm going crazy in my office!!!

I had a good talk with one of my Sparkfriends tonight who I hadn't talked to in a while. She isn't feeling well but hopefully she will listen and get some rest that her body is asking for!!!! emoticon

Well, I guess I don't have much excitement to share for right now. Now, I haven't forgotten about my picture. DH did not help me so I will have to try for tomorrow. Tonight I was attending a meeting after work and it was too late. So hopefully in the next couple of days. OH, Emma has her Mother's Day Program this Thursday. So I switched my day off from Wednesday to Thursday. If I can figure out how to do it, I will upload the video blog as I will be using my iPod Nano and the other cool camera I got from my boss for Christmas. Hopefully I'll be able to figure this stuff out!

BATTLE ON! LET'S DO THIS emoticon

  
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LESLIES537 5/6/2010 9:54AM

    I think your idea of a exercise program for new moms is GREAT!! Run with it girl! You can do anything you set your mind to! emoticon

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2ABETRLIFE 5/5/2010 9:09AM

    Congrats on a great emoticon ! Now on to the rest of your jouney.... emoticon

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JETSOX 5/4/2010 7:28PM

    Can't wait to see your picture/video blog, Simone!!! Really looking forward to it. You are really on track to change your life, my friend....keep on going. Great job with your goals so far. I have every confidence in you!!!

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LESLIES537 5/4/2010 5:46PM

    Great job on day one! emoticon

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GINILEE4 5/4/2010 4:14PM

    Great emoticon Battle On!!!

Gini

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MELISSAJUSTINA 5/4/2010 6:49AM

    Way to go on Day1! I know that you can do it!!!

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DEVORA4 5/4/2010 6:23AM

  LOVE your picture of Zena. I saw her in person once and she is/was a female Arnold terminator S. I thought of using Zena too but procrastinated. Glad you didn't Interesting blog. I signed on for all of them

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/4/2010 2:57AM

    Good job on day 1 my friend. I'm cheering for you to win the war! Love, Dawn

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LOOZINITNOW 5/3/2010 10:17PM

    emoticon for day 1 you mighty warrior!!!

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NANC304 5/3/2010 10:16PM

    Great job! I hope you can figure out how to post the video blog. I'd love to see Emma's performance. Those things are so cute. I miss that part of my kids being young.

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/3/2010 10:11PM

    Way to go, my Warrior friend!

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Let The Battle Of My Bulge Begin...

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Not to toot my own horn, but can I just tell you how much I love my new Xena picture?! She jumps out at me every time I visit my Sparkpage. I am glad I picked that picture. It will motivate me to do the right thing and keep me grounded!

Goal recap for today thus far:
1.Exercise 10 minutes a day-minimum. I will shoot for more on my off days! I actually am in a challenge on my new team for this. Something is better than nothing, right? And I did way too much "nothing" last month. I need daily exercise! DONE-danced for 10 minutes w/Emma!
2.Follow the Weight Watcher's plan. TRACKING will be most important. NOT DONE-I will officially start this tomorrow.
3.Drink 10-12 glasses of water. IN PROCESS-I've had 8 as of my typing this blog.
4.Focus on losing 5% (15lbs) at a time instead of looking at the total amount I have to lose. DONE!
5.Be more active throughout the day. If I'm not busy at work I will stand and walk in place instead of sitting. I will park even further from the car when I got the grocery store and walk the cart back to the store instead of choosing the lazy way out. DONE-walked in place when I was watching tv this afternoon. Small changes lead to big things!

I AM A WARRIOR! I know that I can accomplish absolutely anything I set my mind to. And I have set my mind to Battle On! With the help of DH I will make a drastic change for battle later tonight. I will try to post a picture later.

Here's to all of us on the weight loss battlefield! emoticon

LET'S DO THIS emoticon

  
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OTTAWABOUND 5/3/2010 1:53PM

    I love your Zena picture, too! Strength and beauty (plus some serious throwing skills).

I like your goal breakdown. I find tracking is probably the single biggest thing in keeping me on track (pardon the pun). If I'm entering it in my tracking journal, then I am conscious. Once a month, I pick a week and weight and measure all my portions, just so that I stay honest, as my 'eyeball' has a tendency to start increasing my portion sizes!

Best of luck.

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LESLIES537 5/3/2010 12:37PM

    GREAT goals! I'm trying to fit in atleast 10 minutes a day too. We can do this!! BATTLE ON! emoticon

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DARA52 5/3/2010 12:11AM

    Good for you!! Glad you are taking it on!! I will be checking your blog tomorrow!!

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2ABETRLIFE 5/2/2010 11:27PM

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LINDA25427 5/2/2010 11:25PM

    Great plan . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HSMOM2FOUR 5/2/2010 10:20PM

    Great goals & very practical! They will get you to where you want to go!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/2/2010 10:20PM

    I love your warrior picture, too! I am also waiting anxiously for the next blog with more info on DH and the battle.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/2/2010 9:37PM

    I love the new picture too! NOW... make your warrior dreams come true my friend. Love, Dawn

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TRAVELNISTA 5/2/2010 8:17PM

    emoticon Now are you battling DH later or is DH going to help you do something for your battle. I can't wait till tomorrow's blog. emoticon emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/2/2010 8:06PM

    Woohoo! Yes you CAN do this! I love your goals, they are so do-able and I REALLY need to focus on that for this month. I will think about it and set some goals myself. Congrats on your GOOD start to May!

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LOOZINITNOW 5/2/2010 7:52PM

    I am really looking forward to showing May who is boss! I have definitely not forgotten about about our We Can Do This in 2010! We are on our way and we are going to be thin in 2010!
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MELISSAJUSTINA 5/2/2010 7:22PM

    Baby steps my friend will help look forward to the big picture! Keep it up! It's going to be a great month!!!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 5/2/2010 7:16PM

    Those are great goals! I have faith in you that you will accomplish them all! emoticon

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STEFFIIE 5/2/2010 7:06PM

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 5/2/2010 7:03PM

    Love your blog and love your pictures. Have a great week!
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TEENY_BIKINI 5/2/2010 6:54PM

    I love it too, gorgeous. Xena rocks - period.

I love the goals too -they sound achievable and you will rock them for sure.

Go warrior! Woot!!

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ISLANDGIRL2013 5/2/2010 6:40PM

    Great goals!
I love the Xena picture.
I especially LOVE the boots emoticon

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TEMPERANCE88 5/2/2010 6:05PM

    Awesome! You can do it! Those are great, realistic goals that I'm sure you will follow through with. You go girl!

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