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Have my habits been broken???

Thursday, February 09, 2012

So they say it takes at least 2 weeks to break a habit...well I am on week 3 and things seem good. They are starting to get easier and easier, and the best part is it's easier to make the right decisions.

I have realizedthat I feel much better eating healthy instead of badly, and with that realization I've been able to turn down more and more food. Today our boss brought in red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, heart suckers, and then another lady brought in more chocolate. I'm just pretending the cupcakes aren't there, and I gave all my candy away!!!! YAY ME!!!

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WORKNATIT 7/6/2012 6:30AM

    Good for having trouble with making working out a husband said it takes 19 days to form a habbit...i cant seem to make it past 7...but ill keep trying...

Good luck on ur journey to a healthier U...

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CARRKM 2/9/2012 4:57PM

  Yay, you! It is very hard to give up the bad stuff, but I agree with you - I feel better when I eat healthy. More energy, nicer, happier. You had a fast turn-around - I'm still craving chocolate. Enjoy your success!

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See that number????

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

You see that number??? I broke down an bought a scale. I'm trying this new lifestyle change and that is the goal day I will weigh 135.2...LOL.

Things have been going great the last few days...I don't know why I think it's so hard to eat healthy because I have SOOOOO much more energy, my body feels great, and my self esteem is boosted.

So, why do I think it would be better to eat junk food, be tired, and not feel great about myself...I don't know. I'm coming to terms now that it's not about the weight I lose and being discouraged, instead it's about making me feel good.

My new years resolution was to put me first. Being a mom of 2 and a wife to another sometimes you can get pushed to the wayside and make sacrifices like not getting a hair cut for a year, or go get a pedicure, or buy the make up you want, because you could pay bills with that. Well this year I'm not allowing myself to give excuses...I am going to take care of me!

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SPICEMWE 2/1/2012 6:16PM

    Glad you're taking the time for you now! You definitely deserve it and your family would want that too!!


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NEWBIEBAIT 2/1/2012 5:41PM

    emoticon Yes! Mom's need to take care of themselves too!

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Just 1 French Fry!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Yes ladies you're reading that, but I don't think you know how the direction of this story will go...

I only ate 1 french fry! I was able to have a starch and had whipped up some mash potatoes...but of course my hubby who is 6'4" and weighs a whole 180 would of course eat McDonalds....I'm telling you we should buy stock in it with the way he eats it. Any how I was sooo proud of myself for just eating 1!!!!

I'm also proud of myself for making a concious decision regarding food. Someone in the office got Teriyaki, and it sounded soooo good, but I said to myself, does it sound good because you're hungry, or does it sound good because of your past...I chose the later because I wasn't hungry and I didn't need it. I did the same thing with Quizno....although I'm fairly sure you can make Quiznos work. But it's just making the concisous decision not to eat because I can, but eat because I need to.

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CHANGINGSAM 1/30/2012 11:11AM


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SPICEMWE 1/29/2012 2:22PM

    That is such an amazing accomplishment! I know how hard that is and I'm proud of you for making the right choices! Congrats!!

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FITFABJENN 1/27/2012 8:01PM

    That's a cool feeling when you realize you have the control, not the food. Congrats!

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GOOSIEMOON 1/27/2012 5:56PM

    You should feel proud! Way to go!

Keep up the good work!

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Wow all you ladies are amazing!!! I'M BACK!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I just want to take the time to thank some of you ladies. I fell off the wagon and more than just jumped and ran away from it. I stopped eating healthy, working out, and getting on here for encouragement. I was just tired. Tired of trying, tired of being patient...just plain tired.

I came on today and realized that so many of you posted to my blog, and I hadn't even got the chance to read it until today. Thank you all for your kind and encouraging words. If I had just come on and read them it would have been help enough. So, today I stand here encouraged and motivated. Most of you hit's about the little goals.

See I used to be an athlete so working out came easy. It wasn't this huge boulder I was trying to push up a hill, I was already at the top of the hill and things were "easy". So, when I exercise I expect my body to be able to do what I used to...but it can' today I stand here saying that I am going to get my 10 minutes a day in. Even if it's just a walk...

Again thank you to all who have been here supporting me...I can't say I appreciate it enough! Keep it up ladies!

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FITFABJENN 1/26/2012 6:11PM

    Meh, it happens. The important thing is that you've picked yourself up, dusted yourself off, and are moving forward. Good for you!

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SASSYMCGEE84 1/26/2012 1:51PM

    Heya, welcome back! I fell off the wagon for a while too, but came back shortly after New Year's. It IS all about the little goals and taking it one day at a time. Don't let a "slip up" become your down fall. There's always the next meal, the next good decision, the next workout to turn it around again. :) I know you can do it!!

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Okay so I lied!!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Well sort of. I am feeling better, but I just can't kick myself in the butt enough to be as motivated as I was in the beginning. Like before I was SOOOOO excited to eat healthy and work out all the time, but since my sister came and left I just CAN'T get it together.

Now I have it together in certain areas....I'm still eating healthy, relatively healthy, but I just can't get my butt in gear to exercise! Can't this all just be easy. I mean they say it's going to take a while to get the weight off because it took a while to put on, but it wasn't painful to put on. I didn't have sore muscles, hunger pains, sore knees, hurt ankles when I put the weight on, so why does it have to be so painful to take off! UGH!

I just need to start exercising. I do know that coming on here is great motivation. I see a TON of people who have lost sooo much weight and it gets me motivated because I want that to be me, but I'm like so many other people...I want it right now and when I don't see a huge difference then I give up. Don't get me wrong I lost 8 lbs in a month which is spectacular, but is my subconcious secretly sabotaging me because I don't think it's specatcular enough?

Oh someone help me!!!!

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JANLEH 8/29/2011 1:13AM

    You are doing wonderfully! Hang in there and don't be so hard on yourself. Just try to move for that 10 minutes a day. It adds up ... soon you'll be increasing your exercise time. For me, exercising has been the key to success.


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CRAZYWOMAN10 8/16/2011 5:32PM

    Oh how I know that feeling all too well....I was so aggravated in the beginning b/c I was working out everyday, eating healthy not cheating, and I WAS NOT losing any weight...My trainer told me to be PATIENT....and told me again... PATIENT......and again...PATIENT...(feel the theme..well I was hating on him) I didnt want to hear it. BUT I kept going and finally finally after a few months, everything started to fall in place. Its not easy and you know does just plain Stink!!

You have done awesome so far.

Forgive yourself now for getting off track and then pick a day to start fresh...but take little steps at a time and set mini goals. Look at the small picture and not the big picture. When you recognize your small accomplishments, it makes it a lot easier to move on.

Keep up the great work..and know that we are all here to support ya.... :))))

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EZJAMES 8/16/2011 3:00PM

    Motivation is a pesky beast - always hiding here or there. My advice is the same as above, try and do small things just to keep plugging away at it, that way when your motivation does come out of hiding (and it will) there won't be a massive fitness mountain to climb.

You're eating well though, so give yourself a pat on the back for that!

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CHANGINGSAM 8/16/2011 2:16PM

    I agree with SuperMom! Just aim for a few minutes a day, and soon, you'll like exercising again! Also, try finding ways to get motivated - read success stories, look at motivational quotes, think about a reward for exercising, make a collage of motivational quotes & pictures, revisit your goals and reasons for why you are doing this!

As for the sore muscles, try taking Tylenol and drink lots of water! Also, take a nice bath. Try stretching. Lastly, I heard that swimming after an exercise helps to prevent soreness. I haven't tried it yet, but it is worth a shot!

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KDWM5156 8/16/2011 2:14PM

    Boy, you blogged my thoughts and feelings to the letter. The only difference is that you've lost weight and I've gained emoticon

Hang in there, you'll get back on track. If you're a TV person, try marching in place through every commercial break. It's an easy way to get going again and you'll be surprised at the workout you get!

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SUPERMOM8482 8/16/2011 1:41PM

    One step at a time!!! Start with just 10 minutes a day! Or get up and get your workout clothes on and then once you have them on you will find it silly to not just go ahead an workout....well at least I do emoticon
You can do this!!!! emoticon

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 8/16/2011 1:36PM

    Please don't be discouraged. You managed to lose 8 lbs in a month. You're right, that's SPECTACULAR! When all else fails, get back to basics. Make sure you're getting your water in. Try reading some of your older blogs and posting to message boards. Respond to other peoples blogs, I'm sure you'll find the motivation you lost.

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