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Friday, September 20, 2013

I'm finding myself a little overwhelmed right now. I'm going through this thing and there is SO much information and I want to take it all in at once but cant. I have to remind myself to slow down, focus on one thing at a time, and eventually they will become intertwined and I won't have to work so hard at it. At least that's what I'm hoping for. Slow and steady wins the race. It's not all or nothing but moderation and consistency. I'm ready for a walk with my dog...

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PATTYKLAVER 10/1/2013 7:38AM

    When starting off, they usually tell you to get used to a few things at a time - to make these habits and then go from there. A habit usually takes 21 days to take hold and become habit.

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LALMEIDA 9/21/2013 10:34PM

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INNERJETTIC 9/20/2013 7:34PM

    Slow and steady is right. Do too much at once and you'll burn out. Just have fun making one healthy change after another, one at a time.

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WIFE49 9/20/2013 4:35PM

    You are so right. Slow and steady. emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 9/20/2013 4:23PM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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My ultimate job

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spark coach asked the question "if I were content with every aspect of my life, what would it look like?" Wow is that a loaded question. Let's see...weight aside I would be working in a hospital in the administration department. Maybe human resources. Making $80,000 a year with paid health insurance (that's health, vision, & dental). I would get 2 weeks vacation a year that would increase the longer I'm there. I would have sick days and personal days...with pay. I would have flexible hours so that when my daughter has a doctors appointments or an early soccer game I can go without anyone caring. I want my own office that has carpet on the floor and nice furniture decorated to my personal taste. With pictures and plants and a door I can close when people are being annoying and I have to concentrate. Does a job like that exist anymore? I'm going to have to start doing some research. If anyone reads this and has any great ideas please feel free to share!!

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GOLFGMA 9/19/2013 5:47PM

    Sounds like a dream I once had and when I woke up I was super mad! emoticon

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Spark coach

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Well, signed up for the Spark coach today. I guess I had done it before and used up my "free" trial but I sure don't remember it. I'm bouncing back and forth like I don't have any sense. I always seem to go back to Weight Watchers because that's what I know. I think it's time to learn something new. Like the old quote says...the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The only thing changing is my waistline and it's getting bigger! I also started the book Sparkpeople again. This seems to be a pattern with me. I start something, usually it has to do with my weight, but never finish it because I either get bored, loose my motivation, or just feel like i'm fighting a loosing battle. The problem is I'm really tired of being overweight. It's depressing, it's uncomfortable, and sometimes it down right hurts. But why can't I stay motivated when it is something that I REALLY want. The book talked last night about setting goals. Long term, medium, and short term goals. It also talked about a collage of pictures that represent who i want to be. I think that's a good idea. I think I'll make this day one, of a new chapter, towards my ultimate goal(s). This time really focusing on them. Seeing them. Making them happen. I can do this. I'm worth it. It's important to me. it's REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME!!!!!!

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OLIVIASIMP 9/18/2013 5:04PM

    It has to be for you and no one else! I cannot tell you how many times I would say I am going to lose weight and few days later I was back to the same ol'. It wasn't until I really sat down and looked at the person I had become. I did not like that woman and I was determined to change. So people supported me and some didn't, but I was doing it for myself not for them! Just keep focused and you can do it!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Why is it I can wake up and be totally at peace with myself and where I'm going then suddenly I see a picture and all I want to do is cry. I feel an ache that is nearly impossible to shake and I wonder if I'm where I'm supposed to be.

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INNERJETTIC 9/20/2013 7:46PM

    I know what you mean. If it helps, you are not alone in this. And a good thing . . . this is fixable. So many medical conditions are not. This is one thing we have the power to choose.

Know what I face at Christmas? Going to visit family in a neighboring state. My husband's brother is a buff hunk in the military, his wife does marathons regularly and his niece is a twiggy New York fashion model. emoticon

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Having fun

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I am having so much fun with this site!! I have been tracking my nutrition for the last four days and tomorrow is my first weigh in. I'm excited. I used to get on this thing and go through Facebook and now I browse through Spark People! I'm on my way. My journey has begun. emoticon