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New Teams, Leg Magic and Using My Equipment

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I've just joined two new teams and am thrilled by their warm welcomes and dynamic approaches - Goonies and Sparkability. I think these are just what I needed right now to give myself that much-needed shot in the arm to get off this forever plateau that is probably not a plateau but a stalled-out engine. My new piece of equipment - Leg Magic - arrived today and I've just finished assembling it. Have an ab-cruncher also due any day now. I recently wrote that I've got a home gym that I add to periodically. However, now I have to really start using them wholeheartedly to get this weight loss moving again.

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S_HANSEN 6/3/2009 9:47AM

    Wow, you are so positive today.. I love it! We are so glad you are on our team Spark Ability...your enthusiasm for success is contagious. Keep up the hard work you are doing for yourself... can't wait to hear how your progress is... have a wonderful Wednesday and let us know how the new leg magic goes... emoticonSondra

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RICH530 6/3/2009 8:32AM

    I love the enthusiasm I can hear in your words!! Sounds like you are ready to succeed!! Good luck to you on your journey!! Again, welcome to team Spark Ability! Stop by and chat a bit on our page. We look forward to getting to know you better!!
emoticon Lee

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    Your home gym sounds great. I sort of have a home gym. It is not quite as full as yours. Welcome to Spark Ability. Have a great Week.


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IMAGINARY1 6/3/2009 12:44AM

    I want Leg magic tooooo lol emoticon

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Received my Sparkpeople Shirt Today - Very Nice

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I celebrated my recent 4-month anniversary on SP by ordering a t-shirt. Got it today and it's great. Will wear it for my walks, bike rides, and workouts. I think I'll do that for different milestones - large and small - order different SP goodies. Hello to all my friends out there. Hope your day is going well.

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RUBYSNANA 6/2/2009 6:52AM

    Glad to hear you like your t-shirt. I have been thinking about ordering one. It would be a great way to spread the spark! emoticon

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Carefully Monitoring Habit Substitution

Monday, June 01, 2009

Since learning a way to live healthier, I realize that a lot of my overeating has been habit, boredom, emotional response, etc. Breaking habits takes work, and my main remaining food bad habit is night eating. I'm making progress. As I work on my eating patterns, I have seen that there is a temptation to go to other behaviors. Like shopping. I certainly do not want to replace one bad habit for another. Seems like I'll fill my time instead with all of the good activities that I've had on my "to do" list for some time.

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SKYEFYR 6/1/2009 3:39PM

  What a great attitude! Keep up the fantastic work!

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PROMETHIAL 6/1/2009 2:32PM

    Funny thing I recall from a strange motivational person in my past. He always referred to "to do" lists as "things I dont want to do" lists.

It sounds negative of course but he had a point hidden in that mess. A lot of people will make a list simply to clear their mind of the ideas and put the list away instead of addressing the items on it.

Something to keep in mind when considering your habitual behaviors.

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Channel Surfing & Found Disgusting Food Show

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I was on the exercise bike and channel surfing the TV when I found this totally repulsive show on the Travel Channel. I think it was called "Man vs. Food?" Honestly, I had to switch it off after seeing the way the show has folks pack humongous amounts of food in record time into their mouth. It reminded me of how I used to eat before making this healthy lifestyle change last October. No, not as bad as those in the show, but unconscious shoveling nonetheless. Not eating in the present and enjoying. Not using portion control. Our society is over the top with food consumption and its affects on our lives. I feel lucky to have started turning my life around before any major problems set in. Specifically, I used to be the sugar queen of the universe. Now? I don't even want/need it. Hooray, hooray.

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MOIRA48 6/2/2009 7:07AM

    I have seen those shows. Even though I overeat sometimes, they gross me out. I'm surprised they don't end up in the ER. (Maybe they do?)

I admire your motivation. emoticon

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    You go, Girl! Some shows are really disgusting.

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Still Cleaning Out Closets and Goodbye to Fat Clothes

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I am cleaning out my closets in stages due to how much I've accumulated. And I have to admit that, while I am giving away the fat clothes to charity, I did have the "what if" thought. I try not to EVER entertain the thought of regaining. Feeling a bit down; have so much more to go. Seems like an impossible dream, but I know better.

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MUMCAULEY 6/1/2009 2:53AM

    Hi, weight maintenance is my bugbear but I am determined that I can do it and I know you can too!!!! Getting rid of the old clothes is like finally giving up that old image you of yourself you are hanging on to just in case and accepting the new you(at least thats what I've been telling myself and it feels right to me!) AGood luck, your doing great, great, great so far!

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SCOTTIEGIRL57 5/31/2009 2:50PM

    Good idea! Thank you for the inspiration. I have some clothes that I can get rid of. I really liked Tim's advice too, and the feeling behind what he said. This is so important and immediate to you that you will succeed. Be in the moment w/your goals - keep them in front of you and the reasons for those goals too.

Bless your heart, be well

K emoticon

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IMAGINARY1 5/30/2009 5:48PM

    It's everything BUT impossible! Toss that away, and make some room for the new and improved you. All it takes is a little struggle and a lot of patience. But you'll make it and shine!

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JAZZYJUDE 5/30/2009 3:22PM

    Tim is right. It all comes down to your mindset and determination. It's your goal and you KNOW you don't want to be where you were. So think positive and when you get rid of the 'past' clothes, you know you will be moving forward to a slimmer you.

I have 'pep talks' to myself all the time. I had looked at all of my 'past' clothes still in the closet for the 'just in case' and that was the wrong mindset to have. That meant that if I failed, I'd have some clothes to wear. Now that they are gone, I don't have those negative feelings and I haven't regained any of the 66 lbs I've lost and IT'S A GREAT FEELING!

Nothing feels great than SKINNY does!! Jazzy!!

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ARTHURTOM 5/30/2009 2:26PM

    It's not impossible!

I went through my things a few months ago and anything that was too big was donated to a charity known as...

rg second thoughts...I have done it.

Just this past Thursday I was driving my car and thinking and talking to myself I said to myself "I am never going to get like I was ever again".

I had that in mind when I gave those bigger clothes away.

When you truly believe that, you will live that and giving those clothes away won't seem like such a task at all.


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