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New techniques...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ok, since I now realize and know I lack discipline and control I'm trying some new techniques to help me.....

1.) I've posted motivation sayings ("Control", "I can/will do it!", "Focus", etc.) on my nightstand mirror. Each morning, I will see these sayings and they will remind me to have CONTROL).

2.) I'mma practice self talking more. When I wanna pick up that candy bar or cookies I will self talk to remind myself of my mission. My own self talk talked me out of picking up some freaking Oreos this week. Go me! So, I know it can/will work. I just gotta do it, EVERYtime.

3.) I'mma (try to) journal and blog more. Life does get busy with four kids, a hubby, full time employment...and not to mention I think I have ADHD, my mind be all over the place sometimes. But, I will try my best.

4.) I'mma review my sparkpage, blogs and journals more for motivation and reminders.

**I've learned in the last few weeks that I love to dance for exercise. I find that I'm more motivated to exercise when I plan to dance as the method. I recently purchased the Pussycat Dolls workout DVD and OMG I'm loving it, so far! Those Dolls work my boo-tay! Next, I'mma get one of the Flirty Girl work out DVD's. Those darn Flirty Girl DVD's are expensive. Maybe I will make that a gift to myself once I reach a milestone where I wanna be in my journey. Hmmm......

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PAMSDAZED 6/23/2011 10:42PM

    Good for you! Sounds like great things to do! I always have to remind myself that I'm worth it :)

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I've figured it out - Unconscious eater who lacks control and discipline

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

This week I have been doing some thinking about my habits. I thought to myself why do I fall victim to certain things in my life (mainly sweets, etc.) and it finally hit me. At times, I lack control and discipline! I've also realized that I can be a unconscious eater. I will pick up those cookies and eat them just because they are there. Ok - so keep them out of the house. Well, that's not always easy when I have a hubby who can also bring the items in the home. This is where my lack of control and discipline plays a part. I've also realized when I get off track I do not have the control and discipline to eat my snacks throughout the day and drink my eight glasses of water. I plan to do some soul searching and reading to assess why I'm this way and how to learn control and discipline.

Any advice/ suggestions on learning control, disciplineand unconscious eating is welcomed and would be greatly appreciated!

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    I hear you! I'm either way on track or going the opposite direction. I just have to stay with a plan and with PLENTY of healthy option in the house. Load up on fruits, they have to be eaten up before the cookies! emoticon

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EXENEC 6/8/2011 5:36PM

  I would google "mindful eating." There have been some good articles here on the practice.

ght are such complex subjects: it's easy to scold yourself for lack of control and discipline, but there are mental, physical and emotional components to these issues. Your obvious thoughtfulness will get you far. Best of luck!

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I've been slacking (little prayer included)

Monday, May 16, 2011

I've been slacking the last few weeks, but I haven't given up. I just have not taken the time to discipline myself to eat right, drink my water and excercise. I sure will be glad when the discipline comes naturally! ugh. emoticon

I thank God that the old me that would have given up weeks ago and said you will never be able to lose all these fat, is gone! That woman has been gone for the last five months. The new Monica remains and I am not giving up! I am dealing with 20 plus years of unhealthy habits, so I am learning to realize and apprepriate that it will take some time to get fully accustomed to and for it come natural for me. I'm learning patience (which is not my favorite thing to do...wait).

Lord, I will be patient. I pray that you continue to work in me and give me the strength to live a healthier life and to overcome my additions. I want to be a better, healthier person for myself, my children and my husband. I want to teach my children different from how I was raised and taught. I want to be a positive role model for them in more ways than one. I love them with all my heart, they are my world! Amen.

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CHELSEYG29 5/17/2011 12:38AM

    That was a great prayer and brought a tear to my eye. Way to go you, 5 months of hard work and still kickin! emoticon

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I fall down and get back up again

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Confession time:

Each week, sometimes each day I struggle with living healthier. What happens: I don't always get the recommended amount of fruits and veggies, especially veggies, in. Two weeks this month, I only excerised twice during the week. A few days this month, I have failed to get my eight cups of water in. A few days this month, I have over indulged in sweets. Needless to say, I struggle big time with the nutrition factor of living healthier. But guess what....

The great thing - despite my struggles, I fall down and am able to get back up again! PTL. When I make a bad choice I do not allow it to keep me down. I shake it off and keep it moving. One of my mottos is - Take one week/day/meal/snack at one time! But, strive to always make healthy choices.


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KIMBERLYDI 3/26/2011 5:13PM

  As long as you keep trying, you haven't given up. You haven't quit. Good Luck!

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CBREGER 3/26/2011 3:53PM

    That's a great attitude to have! Keep it up!

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DHOLLOWAY60 3/26/2011 3:46PM

    Great advice..
Thanks for sharing.
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"Only ONE pound"

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"only one pound", author unknown

hello! do you know me?
if you don't, you should.
i'm ONE POUND of fat!
and i am the happiest pound of fat,
that you would ever want to meet!
do you want to know why?

it's because no one ever wants to lose me!
i'm ONLY one pound, just a pound!
everyone wants to lose five, ten, fifteen pounds...
never ONLY one!

so i just stick around and happily, keep you fat!
then i add to myself, ever so slyly,
so that you never seem to notice it.
that is, until i've grown to ten, twenty,
or even fifty pounds in weight...
yes, it's fun being ONLY ONE POUND of fat,
left to do as i please.

so when you weigh in, keep right on saying...
"oh, i only lost ONE pound..."
for you see, if you do this,
you'll encourage others to keep me around
because they'll think i'm not worth losing.

and i LOVE being around you...your arms, your legs,
your chin, your stomach, your lovehandles, your back...
EVERY part of you!

happy days... i am ONLY ONE POUND of fat!

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ALASKASKY 2/26/2011 5:40AM

    I love that.

emoticon for sharing. emoticon

I'm gonna borrow that for my blog. emoticon

Comment edited on: 2/26/2011 5:41:10 AM

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