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Goal Of the Week Patience- Day 7

Friday, June 10, 2011

I worked today. I am glad to get there and glad to get home. I had a weird experience today or should I say a Janet experience. A lady on the job stated she makes cheesecake, well my favorite is cheesecake.

My thought was to buy this and cut it in small pieces and freeze in bit sizes. So I ask her how much she says $15.00. Fine, I felt This is homemade with real cream cheese and she was making a number of them for other people so this has to be good.

I was so sure it was going to be good I paid her $20.00. Well, I got the cheesecake today. I looked at it it looked great. I decided to cut a small piece and taste it, well to my surprise this was Jello cheesecake box. Now there is nothing wrong with Jello cheesecake box, but not for $15.00.

She was in the kitchen when I tasted it. However, I could not be as blunt as usually so I thank her. I emailed the warehouse and gave it to them.

What was my lesson in this??????

Stop being a people pleaser. I liked her and wanted to be friends. I make a mean cheesecake of my own. I just was looking for a friend.

No more, If I don't make it I am not eating it. This is a big step for me. Only because of Sparking, I can be honest to see my side and my motivated me. What was my part???

I got a walk in. I parked far away from the building so when I leave I would get a good walk in. It was not a lot but I did something. emoticon

I am resing and staying cool. I will play handball on kinect xbox later. fun,fun

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KRISTINLV 6/11/2011 12:18PM

    Hi Janet! I'm sorry that I haven't been here all week to offer support. So glad you are doing so well. Too funny about the lesson learned with the cheesecake. Good job giving it away when it wasn't worth the calories! Love it!!!

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NONNAJEANIE 6/11/2011 10:14AM

    Janet, I love cheesecake too -- and those Jello ones are not the worst things I ever had -- in fact, I think you make them with milk, so you are getting your calcium there. :) Expensive calcium, huh? But I think you are absolutely right about the lesson of eating what you control.

Keep on writing, girl, you are good at it!


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    I have made such a mistake a number of times for various reasons. Wanting people to like me, or not wanting someone to think I'm a cheapskate (which I actually am, so why should that bother me?), paying more than something is worth because it's a fundraiser, supposedly for a "good cause." It's an easy trap.

I applaud you for knowing the value of your own creations and for choosing to honor yourself first. You are a lovely and caring lady, and good people will befriend you because you are a good person and a good friend in return.


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NPA4LOSS 6/10/2011 7:46PM

    I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with this lady. You are taking it well. I probably would have done the same thing. In fact I have at times.
emoticon on the walk and for working so hard at your goals. emoticon

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FATTOFIT18 6/10/2011 4:41PM

    Love this goal!

Yep it's big but you can do it

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Goal Of the Week Patience- Day 6

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Great day today. A tad bit hot however beautiful day. I am spending some of my day sparking emoticon. Welcoming New bloggers to the site. I enjoy that a lot.

I also like trying to get as many points as I can a day. I will go to the fitness site and read words of encouragement there.

Then slide of to my sparkfriends. I do no keep friend that are not active on the site. I stop by my friends page to say Hi and let them know I am thinking about them.

I maintain the same friendship as if I know you. If I am calling you my friend then you are my friend and I will treat you as a friend.

As long as we share the same goals our love for emoticon

I do not like have 40 50 friends the reality is I can not keep up with that many friends. I choose how many friend I can give love and attention and support.

I have never had an experience like this. I know have great friends who check in on me and read my blog support me with their time and attention.

Thank you All

Well I am going to rest and enjoy my day staying Cool

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I.M.MAGIC 6/10/2011 9:02AM

    Staying cool is on my agenda today, too, friend! It isn't hot here--yet--but the sun is barely up! LOL

Have a wonderful day!
Kathy emoticon

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UNIQUELY_BELLA 6/9/2011 10:59PM

    emoticon for being a great friend to those that cherish your love and support!! We need more people like you out in this world!! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 6/9/2011 10:49PM

    Sounds like a great plan. I had to chill out a couple of days due to stress but am back and putting my best foot forward. Thank you for your great support. emoticon

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OLLYBIRD 6/9/2011 4:11PM

    Well said!! There is truly something magical about connecting with friends on SparkPeople. It's more than a weight loss journey, isn't it?! You will always have good friends because you are a good friend.

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Goal Of the Week Patience- Day 5

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Feeling great today. I am working on getting my body to release the waste. My goal is to turn on the xbox today. It is 96 too hot to go outside. So I will get a few challenges in today.

I must admit food is not problem. I track everything. I enjoy tracking I track first and then if I change my mind or want something different I add the item to the food tracker and I can see what impact this will have on the rest of my day. Lots of times I have so much food to eat and I am way under my food goal. This gives me room for something I like.

Lately I have been smoothly queen. I have crystal like and 1/2 c of blueberries with ice put that in the blender and I am very very happy. I tried ice coffee to no extra calories.

I am learning here on SP is to love myself no matter where I am on this path. Accept myself and never give up. I am not alone.

Thank you, Thank you My emoticons


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NPA4LOSS 6/9/2011 10:51PM

    You are much more ambitious than I am. I need to stop Sparking and go ride my bike. You have inspired me to get myself back in gear. emoticon

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TWNOMWE 6/9/2011 8:43AM

    You are doing fantastic!!! emoticon
Loving yourself is the best gift you give yourself and then it can be extended to others. It is true that you cannot give what you do not have.
Tracking food has been an eye opener for me, I was always underestimating how much I was eating, now I am always close to my required calories most of the days. I go over when I eat bagels (my weakness), so i am limiting those these days.
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OLLYBIRD 6/8/2011 3:56PM

    You're doing great!
Those smoothies sound delicious! You're making me hungrier! emoticon

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Goal Of the Week Patience- Day 4

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Me and DH went shopping today. I usually leave him home I have a hard time telling him no. But I did this time. I told him if he wants junk food he can have it however if he gets ill he is on his own. I would put him in a nursing home. He did not like that and agreed to fruits and veggies. I met him have way and made oatmeal cookies. That is a big deal for me to tell him no junk food. He was fine with it and just said OK.

I got a walk in at the store for about an hour. Put the food away. I have a peaceful day.

I will feed my soul to adjust my mind to how important I am to move my body. This is my biggest challenge right now. I am turning to prayer I need divine intervention

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I have thought about the virtual race. Has anyone done that?? If so I did it work for you.

Thanks all for the support. One day this will just be a memory!!!!!

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UNIQUELY_BELLA 6/8/2011 12:38PM

    emoticon on being assertive!

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CBEVNOW 6/7/2011 10:46PM

    I love to walk it helps clear my mind. And my dog Lexy loves to take me for walks. I have been walking 2 miles a day. Its one good thing that has come out of my problems here at home.
Homade oat meal cookies your hubby should love those.
Caroline emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 6/7/2011 10:39PM

    Walking through the store is a start. emoticon on your assertiveness. Have a beautiful Spark Night.

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Goal Of the Week Patience- Day 3

Monday, June 06, 2011

I do not want to exercise. I do not feel motivated. I was upset with myself so I parked my car at the end of the parking lot at work and walked. I feel I should do more. I am not doing enough. It is easy for me to write these goals. However, I am struggling to achieve them.

I am just not giving up on myself. I order Nichole's DVD 10 minute workout. I do not need anymore workout DVD I need to just work with what I have. I am looking for the passion of moving my body. Feeling great stepping and knowing I am helping myself.

Fitness Janet is in there, please come forward. I love you just the way you are. I remember fitness janet loving to run and exercise and looking at herself in the mirror feeling happy to be in her body.

Where is she?????

I am committed to finding her and bring her back, it is ok to be fitness Janet today.

I will not give up on her never emoticon

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FOXDIS1 6/7/2011 8:21PM

    Fitness Janet you are looking at her in the mirror, step away from the mirror and look at your feet and hands it yours, you are fitness Janet. We're here for you call on us emoticon emoticondon't even think negative, because we are not quitters...we are achievers emoticon

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TWNOMWE 6/7/2011 4:33PM

    Fitness Janet Is looking at you, love her and take her for along walk.
Just do not talk yourself out of moving. Just say I may not feel like getting out of the house but I am going any way.
I feel like quitting all the time especially when I go home and find DH eating his dinner or watching TV, I want to join him and forget the work out, but then I think it is only 60 min and I will be back. I say it loud to him I have an appointment in the basement (where I have all exercise equipment) when I am still in the work cloth. Once I have said I have to actually go and do it otherwise i feel like a liar.
So talk you self into exercising if you have not injured yourself but are just feeling you do not want to do it. (JUST DO IT!!!).
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I.M.MAGIC 6/7/2011 11:10AM

Fitness Janet is hiding in your mirror. Take a look at yourself every morning and see her in your EYES where she waits, and let her speak to you--

I sometimes just have to take that first few steps... and it would feel so odd and wrong to stop once I've started that I just finish... and then I'm laughing at myself for not wanting to start in the first place! LOL

It isn't going to take long before that love of living gets you looking at the mirror and seeing Fitness Janet on the OUTSIDE of you as well as in your eyes!

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NPA4LOSS 6/6/2011 11:35PM

    We will help you look and encourage her to come out from her hiding place. emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 6/6/2011 10:40PM

    Just 10 minutes, Fitness Janet, that's all you need to start.

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