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My Day of Set backs...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My gym back was packed and in the trunk (ready for a great work out after work). My grocery list in my purse (last day for sale, going after workout).Took my husband to his appointment. Turned off the car and guess what? It would not start back up emoticon. I left the car where it was (caught a ride to work). I made it through my busy workday with more set backs (printer not working, constant interruptions, no supplies in closet, etc. I did not let those set backs stop me from taking a 10 min walk outside before it started emoticon emoticon. Had to get a ride home. Did not get to the "Y" nor to the emoticon store.

What this has to do with anything? I have come to a point in my life where I will not let set backs derail me. I did not let the set backs send me to emotional eating emoticon. Did not do the vigorous workout I had planned, but I did manage 10 mins of walking emoticon and a little kickboxing emoticon.

Will my husband get the car to start? I don't know? I do know I will not worry about it.

Don't sweat emoticon the small stuff or the set backs of your day emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IMNOWINCHARGE 7/28/2010 4:45PM

    Great blog!! It is so easy to get caught up in the moment. Especially when a string of negative events occur back to back. I'm proud of you for staying the course despite a few modifications.


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CAMROLA 7/28/2010 11:50AM

    Sounds like a tough day, but more important, you kept perspective and didn't let it derail you--good for you!


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EMPTYNESTER60 7/27/2010 10:45PM

    Sorry you had a rough day but emoticonon not letting it get you down emoticon

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WooHoo Day 100 with SparkPeople!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Today marks the 100th day I have been an active member of SparkPeople. This is the first time I have been dedicated and determined to make a difference in my life. Yeah, I was a member of WW but that got old and boy did it get expensive. I got to the point where I had to choose between WW and my Y membership. Well lets just say I Love the Y. With SparkPeople, I don't feel like I am in competition with anyone else. It is all about me.

Reflecting back, I have learned the following from SparkPeople and my emoticon:
* emoticonthere will be days I will not feel like or want to exercise and that is ok. No need to beat myself up. Just move on to the next day.
* emoticonthere will be days I will not drink 1 glass of emoticon
not to mention 8 emoticon
*There will be days I will need to say emoticon and think about what I am doing.
*There will be days I will want emoticon, emoticon, emoticon (not necessary in that order or on the same day) and I know I can have these things as long as I do it in moderation.
*There will be days I will need to take the stairs because the elevator is not working . I know I can do this without a problem because I have been exercising and eating better.
*There is a way to fit in 10 mins of exercising without realizing it.
*There will be days I will need to work harder than the day before emoticon.
*I can set mini goals and accomplish them (but I must put forth the effort) emoticon.
*I can celebrate my accomplishments regardless of how large or small emoticon
*Giving SparkGoodies is contagious!
*There will be days the scale is not my friend emoticon.
*There will be times I will need to call on someone to help push me along or pick me up.
*In order to succeed I must work and sometimes that means working hard.
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I will not through in the towel. I will use that towel to wipe away the sweat from my workout. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CAMROLA 7/27/2010 12:43PM

    You are such a motivation, and I'm so glad to share in this journey with you!


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RONIROO2U 7/27/2010 12:34PM

    Wow, this blog is great! How motivational...and each bullet point applies to me! Fitting in 10 mins of exercise, good vs. bad days, days I want to eat pizza and donuts, not drinking enough water, etc. It is about realizing that we're not perfect and to celebrate every little accomplishment. You've done such a great job, and I'm glad you've made this lifestyle change opposed to following a "diet" or "program." Way to go, woman!!! I'm inspired by people like you!

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25th Class Reunion

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Last night I attended my 25th Class Reunion and I had a wonderful time. I saw people I had not seen in 25 years and some I had never see emoticon.

Door prizes were given away, a moment of silence and candle lighting for the classmates that were no longer with us emoticon, food and pictures. The emoticon certainly brought back old memories, both good and bad.

My most memorable moments were:
emoticon seeing the guy I had a crush on in the 9th grade (and high school) emoticon. He still looked the same as in emoticon.
emoticona classmate hugging me and telling me how great I look (this is a girl that did not talk to me in school).
emoticona classmate introducing me to his wife and telling her how we had classes together and how I had not changed.

OK I must brag on myself. I did look great. After comparing pics from the 20th reunion with the 25th I can definitely see a difference in the weight (to the good) emoticon. It felt good to look good both inside and out. Last night I was not that nerdy girl from high school, I was (and am )a beautiful woman who has gone through her share of ups and downs, good and bad but still managed to pull it together enough to make an impression. emoticon

Yes, I still have weight to lose. Yes, I need to work harder to get it off. I will get it off. I have come to realize I am not going to shed the weight fast like some of my SparkFamily members, but it will come off. In the meantime I am going to enjoy the here and now. I will continue to eat emoticon, emoticon and enjoy life emoticon.

I hope to get some pics on my page from last night. Have a wonderful night it will be Monday before we know it. Goodnight to a very hot day 99! emoticon


Today is the Day!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Today is the class of 1985 25th class reunion emoticon. I am up and at it because I want to get things done before the heat and humidity gets unbearable emoticon emoticon emoticon. For some reason I do not do well in heat like I use to and than again I use to weigh 100 pounds emoticon.

Depending on what time I get home, this blog will either be the first of two or the only one today. We will let the music play tonight and emoticon
like there is no tomorrow emoticon.

To everyone, haters, emoticon, and others emoticon for all the love, hate, and support. I would have never got to the point mentally or physically without your help. Have a great day and we shall chat later emoticon emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CAMROLA 7/24/2010 1:35PM

    Just have fun and take pride in all you've done for yourself. Enjoy--look forward to hearing about it!


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JESSIKA_56 7/24/2010 10:09AM

    Have fun and be safe!

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Big Day Tomorrow

Friday, July 23, 2010

Well tomorrow is my big day, my 25th Class Reunion emoticon emoticon. It should be an interesting event. I mentioned before I am not thrilled about going but I am with my BFF emoticon. In the morning, I will need to do some last minute things. Around 6 p.m., I will be off to the ball. One thing for sure, I will weigh less than I did 5 years ago emoticon.

As I mentioned, I have some last minute things to do in the morning before it reaches near a 100 degrees emoticon emoticon emoticon. I am calling it a night. Hopefully I get a chance to tell you all about my reunion.

Goodnight to everyone and day 97.

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PIINKCUPCAKE 7/23/2010 11:56PM

    First congratulations on day 97 great job!!!
Enjoy urself at the reunion :) and lucky u for having ur BFF along. Hope to hear about it.

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