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Trying Different Strategy

Wednesday, October 01, 2014



So today, I am re-starting the Official 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge.
I need all the help I can get.
It is OCTOBER 1
and I would desperately like to end the year in the OVERWEIGHT range.
So ... today we aim for 60 minutes a day...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

I am not using sugars and I am going to avoid ALL processed foods.
{...I don't consider Coffee processed....please tell me it isn't processed...}.





  
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EMMACORY 10/1/2014 12:54PM

    Be sure to take your measurements today so you can check in 28 days to see how far you have come! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/1/2014 12:53PM

    I'm going to spare you my thoughts about coffee. LOL.

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    I figure if you can pronounce all the ingredients in something, it isn't processed.

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Exercise for Real Women

Tuesday, September 30, 2014



I need to reorganized my exercise strategy....
and nobody does it better than Coach Nicole.
So... I rejoined the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge.
I love the videos but I've been cheating....a lot.
Time to get serious again and follow the 4 week plan.

A while back {between 5% challenges}...I started using sugar in my tea again.
{...and not posting it...}
I also started eating whole wheat thin flatbread (100 cal a serving)
Both totally affects my weight loss and kicks up my craving for sweetness.
Now that I have been behaving again...I see better results.

Will I never learn.

It's Tuesday....4 days till weigh in again. emoticon emoticon emoticon

see Nicole in the mirror???

  
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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/1/2014 11:01AM

    emoticon the presses. I thought whole wheat bread was good for you.. That's what I have been eating, choking down because I thought it was good for you. I prefer Vienna bread which I know is fattening. So, do I blame the bread or my thyroid for the 2 pound gain. emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 10/1/2014 10:41AM

    emoticon Yeah, as if we can cheat on ourselves!!

Determination, willpower, where are thou?

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HIPPICHICK1 10/1/2014 10:20AM

    I stopped eating sugar and wheat almost two years ago and I have definitely seen a big difference in my progress! Good Luck!

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TWEETYKC00 10/1/2014 5:32AM

    It's a long road, but you can do it. Hang in there.

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DESERTDREAMERS 10/1/2014 2:28AM

    You're a better woman than I am, Gunga Din!

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JANIEWWJD 10/1/2014 12:50AM

    Well, the good thing is that you do own up to your mistakes!!! All of us slip once in a while, but we do need to get back on track at some point. You're doing just that!!!! You go girl; you can do it!!! I too love the Bootcamp Challenge!!! Good luck and keep Sparking!!!!
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WALLAHALLA 9/30/2014 11:14PM

    There's only 1 good sugar.
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You can indulge in that kind all you want.
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BUTEAFULL 9/30/2014 9:58PM

    nooooooooo not the sugar

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BUTEAFULL 9/30/2014 9:58PM

    nooooooooo not the sugar

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BUTEAFULL 9/30/2014 9:58PM

    nooooooooo not the sugar

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/30/2014 9:19PM

    You're kind of sneaky, aren't you? LOL. You have a split personality and both of them have the culinary appetite of a pregnant raccoon. At least you didn't get your head stuck in a peanut butter jar. Thank God I'm not like that. I eat my 15 servings of peanut butter on a stalk of celery while holding my pinky finger out. I'm a lady! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 9/30/2014 9:17PM

    I love the 28 Day Bootcamp challenge! Go for it.

Great picture!

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/30/2014 8:27PM

    Great Idea! This is the question for me too - What will challenge us to change?!? YOU ARE ROCKIN' NOW Sheryl! emoticon

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HELEN_BRU 9/30/2014 7:54PM

    Join the club. I'm the same. Could kick myself.

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CIPHER1971 9/30/2014 5:48PM

    Great honest and action.

Have a great day

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ICECUB 9/30/2014 5:36PM

    emoticon WE NEED TO GET SERIOUS.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2014 5:21PM

    Uh boy . . . sugar is a toughie to beat, but that really helps in the weight loss.
Keep up w/Nicoles Boot Camp and you'll see results.

((((HUGS)))

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MICKEYH 9/30/2014 5:19PM

    You are so right. We need to get back on the truck. Only if I can calm down my inner child... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAK25 9/30/2014 4:28PM

    Love your meme! Coach Nicole rocks.

We always have to push our limits when it comes to carbs. Good luck at your weigh in!

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Measuring Up

Sunday, September 28, 2014



I spent a good part of my life feeling that I didn't measure up to someone else's expectations, as if I were some kind of human defect.
What I didn't understand is that those people, and their small minds,
did not BELONG in my BIG PICTURE.
And when I finally understood THAT...
I was better able to appreciate myself.

Life is Short...



Practice portion control ... but ... make the right food choices first.
Measure your body ... appreciate the new energy and toning from exercise.
Weigh Yourself...but understand that the scale is just one source of feedback.

Look Inward to see the difference taking care of yourself today
means to your loved ones, and the person you will be tomorrow.



And understand that you will ALWAYS be a work in progress...
that is what life is all about

  
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SAPHRAEL 9/30/2014 3:57PM

    OMG, that's a butt almost worth kissing. How cute :)

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BLESSEDBEING 9/30/2014 12:19AM

    I especially like that last poster about celebrating progress! emoticon for sharing these inspiring words!

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LINDAK25 9/29/2014 8:23PM

    I never realized that I was measuring myself by what I assumed people thought of me. Never thought of it that way before. Need to STOP doing that right now! Hey, thanks, Sheryl for changing the way I see myself.

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ICECUB 9/29/2014 5:44PM

    emoticon I CAN RELATE. GREAT PICTURES. ESPECIALLY THE PUP.

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IRON_RESOLVE 9/29/2014 2:12PM

    Once again AWESOME Sheryl. Everyone at one point feels they don't measure up. Most can relate to feeling this for a period over time. So good we are all at the other end of things, with enough Life experience to know what really counts, and that's as you have said, it's how we LIVE our DAYS that count.

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    emoticon emoticon to Own our Choices. emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/29/2014 12:18PM

    Hey...this is fantastic!! Thank you for your great blogs, but also your continuing support on the 5% challenge SUDs!!!

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PATTISTAMPS 9/29/2014 11:34AM

    What a great blog! You rock, my friend! Hope today is a GREAT one!

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PATRICIA-CR 9/29/2014 10:58AM

    A life-long journey emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/29/2014 10:39AM

    Who are these squirts who are mistreating my buddy? Let me at them. I will thump them!

Loved the advice you gave!! It really is right on.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/29/2014 10:08AM

    I love the dog. I was chewing some cereal when I read that and almost choked. emoticon for the important messages, we all need these reminders.

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NASFKAB 9/29/2014 9:28AM

  very true thanks for sharing

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WOUBBIE 9/29/2014 8:45AM

    Lots of great points here! I especially like the "measuring" comments!

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KANOE10 9/29/2014 7:05AM

    I love celebrate each change you make and take pride in your progress! Nice to read today.

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CIPHER1971 9/29/2014 2:27AM

    Looking inward was the biggest challenge for me.

Great blog

Have a good day

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/29/2014 12:13AM

    SO true !

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MICKEYH 9/28/2014 11:45PM

    You are so right about it. Love the photo of pooch. emoticon emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 9/28/2014 10:58PM

    I need a lot of work...so I guess that means I get to make a lot of progress!

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    Excellent blog!!!
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GABIBEAR 9/28/2014 10:29PM

    emoticon Sheryl! emoticon

I don't know why it takes us so long to figure that one out! It took me a while too! Such a waste of time! Have a great week ahead!

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Yin and Yang

Friday, September 26, 2014



There are always 2 ways to look at things...
We always need to do a reality check and see the best/worst case scenarios
and
We need to stay sane and find the humor in it all.
Making that choice for what I want Now versus what I want Most
makes everything sounds simple.
But
we are also supposed to live in the present...so
Sometimes living in the moment and just enjoying myself is exactly what I need.
and then I'm faced with undoing my progress...and Guilt...lots of Guilt



  
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PENOWOK 9/29/2014 6:33AM

    These pictures really show the balance in nature so nicely... WE have choices every day and you are so right...let's look at what's worth it!

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KANOE10 9/28/2014 8:53AM

    There are two sides to everything You might want to enjoy the moment which might cause you to cut back in the future. Good blog.

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  good blog

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JSEATTLE 9/27/2014 6:51PM

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    The ability to laugh is important to success

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PATTISTAMPS 9/27/2014 1:26PM

    If you are feeling guilty, you are either way too quick to feel guilt, or living a little too much for the moment. Living for the moment does not really mean we can eat the carton of ice cream (WHY NOT?????) It is to be aware of all the things around us and enjoy them - like the song of a bird while you are out taking your walk, or the smell of new mown grass, or - Oh HECK, YES - the smooth cold ice cream melting in your mouth. Moderation in all things, right??? Don't feel guilty unless you go overboard. and even then.. it's behind you. move on. today is a new day.

I hope your weigh-in went well. I am using one weigh-in for both challenges - my Wednesday AM one. I would get too confused otherwise... LOL. BUT, yesterday morning before I went for the scope, I got on the scale because I KNEW it would be good. How could it not be??? It was beautiful! And a sign of things to (hopefully ) come. 198.8.... Today it is much closer to what it was on Wednesday, but it sure was nice to see that!

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  Thank you for your insights!

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    emoticon thank you for this blog

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PATRICIAANN46 9/27/2014 10:09AM

  emoticon your sound advice. We have "LIKE" senses of humor and I know that mine has gotten me through a lot of tough times as I am sure yours has too.
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    Good points - thank you for sharing!

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    I'm looking for a place where I can exchange guilt for humor. Will pay big bucks. Know any place?

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  Interesting perspectives, and your selection of pictures tell the whole story.
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    We can all do it, and do it right!!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/26/2014 9:33PM

    Ever wonder what a cat would do with a bird that size?

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LUVTOBOWL 9/26/2014 9:12PM

    Very true!

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    great blog...really got me thinking!!!

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    There's sometimes a fine line between living in the moment and wallowing in gluttony - sigh. I've been guilty of crossing that line emoticon

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GABIBEAR 9/26/2014 7:23PM

    I agree Sheryl. Living in the present is so important! If we don't, we miss out on a whole lot!!! Have an awesome weekend!!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/26/2014 2:19PM

    Just love your pictures. I weighed the pros and cons today. Decided to do it. Stayed in bed until past 11. Now I missed my walk, my Zumba aquatic class and screwed up my eating times. Was it worth it, hell yeah.

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Stay Frosty

Thursday, September 25, 2014



at this point ... each meal and exercise feels like an opportunity to do
Just A Little Bit Better.
Foodwise ... I have been focused on getting lots of veggies and good size servings.
Activity wise...I am doing more strength training and core toning.
I Feel It.

2 days until weigh in..... Go Team Go

  
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KANOE10 9/26/2014 7:49AM

    emoticon I can also feel the difference when I do ST! You are doing well.

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    Yay you!!!

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CIPHER1971 9/26/2014 5:36AM

    Everyday is a new opportunity to have a brilliant one.

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    I loved that the dog was so cute!

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Great going Sheryl!!! Fantastic that you are doing more ST and core work!!

Have an awesome Friday!!

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    Sounds like you're doing great!!!! emoticon

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    You are so emoticon Can't wait to see you in onederland!

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    Go, Grrl!

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    GO TEAM GO! LOVE IT! emoticon

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