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Plateau or not a Plateau

Monday, March 04, 2013

I just switched up my Spark Coach program to the plateau busting option. By strick definition of the phrase I'm not really in a plateau but my weight loss has slowed somewhat. I realize that sounds a bit impatient but I think I can learn a lot from changing how I am look at this journey. Just like the recommendation to change up your fitness routine so that your body doesn't adapt, I want to change up my thinking so I don't stall out.

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ELLENIRENE 3/6/2013 5:18AM

    best of luck. I like your determination

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Who Is In Charge of You?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pounds are coming off.

I finally feel focused.

I'm always "on a diet." Always "trying to lose weight." I can't tell you how many "last meals before the diet" that I've eaten. I also can't tell you why I do this to myself because I don't know.

But, somehow I finally started making changes and I'm sticking to it. Sure, I cheat a little but I know that I'm making the decision and not just letting it happen to me. I actually contemplate some of the old bad habits and make the choice to stick to the program.( Old me would have been eating the McDonald drive through chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate before I even realized what I had done!)

I am in charge of ME!

I hope you are in charge of YOU too!

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AMARILYNH 2/15/2012 12:24PM

    Isn't THAT an awesome feeling?? I'm getting there!

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BRITTANYEDEAN 2/14/2012 8:24PM

  I love your attitude, I'm trying to be more like that!

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BABACHAN 2/14/2012 4:05PM

    A good attitude is always a good thing to have when working on any goal

Best of luck to you! You can do it! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 2/14/2012 1:00AM

    Sounds like you have developed great habits. Keep it going. emoticon

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THINAGIN2 2/13/2012 3:07PM

It sounds like you are on the right track so keep up the good work!

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I've got a motivational quote to share

Friday, September 23, 2011

At work today I found the following in an email sender's signature:

"Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

I don't know who to give credit for the quote so I apologize to whomever you are. But thanks for the great food for thought. (If you know who it is, let me know)

I read it once and thought "that's good." I read it again and thought "talk about a swift kick in the rear." Third reading and I knew it was speaking directly to me. If I want success in any part of my life, I can't just hope or wait for it to happen. I can't just sit back because I'm timid or chicken. I have to step out of my comfort zone and make things happen.

I feel challenged! Do you?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JAMER123 9/26/2011 12:16AM

    Great quote. I, too like to sit back and re-read quotes to get the full meaning of them. Motivation is something we all need to keep us going! Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 9/25/2011 6:19AM

    It is something to think about! Thanks

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SLFGOLF 9/24/2011 1:02AM

    What a great quote. Thanks for sharing.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/23/2011 6:46PM

    Thank you for sharing such a great motivational quote!!!

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AUNTB63 9/23/2011 12:35PM

    Thanks for this motivational matter where it came certainly punches a wallop. Thanks for sharing. This is one to keep..... emoticon

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LOVESTYPOS 9/23/2011 11:23AM

    Thank you so much for sharing that quote. It's something I will try to live by from now on.

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Just thinking

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tomorrow is my anniversary. 26 years of marriage to my husband and best friend. Where has the time gone? He accepts me as I am and always wants the best for me. He knows how hard I struggle with my weight issues and loves me just as much as the day we married...maybe even more. He is my support and I love he very much.

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ELLENIRENE 8/28/2011 10:03AM

    Congratulations are in order for both of you. How wonderful!!

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I'm a team leader

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Today I agreed to be a team leader! I'm excited and a little apprehensive all at once. I want to motivate others and myself to be the best we can be, to put ourselves first so we can be better for those who count on us. I don't know if I have anything special to give but I'm sure going to give it my best!

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SEWSPARKMEUP 8/11/2011 4:05PM

    Thanks for all the encouraging comments!

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TRACYG0625 8/11/2011 1:47PM

    Congratulations! You will do great!


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BEVPRESLEY 8/10/2011 10:31PM

    Congratulations, you can do it. Just be your helpful, friendly self and it will be fine.

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TOWHEE 8/10/2011 10:20PM

    Congratulations. It really is a lot of fun to be a team leader and I'm sure you will help your team members reach their goals. emoticon

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MAXIE56 8/10/2011 9:38PM

    What Team, sounds like fun

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SEWSPARKMEUP 8/10/2011 9:35PM

    The team is Sioux Falls Sparkers. Where are you located?

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YOBETHIE 8/10/2011 6:38PM

    That's exciting! What team are you going to be a leader for?

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