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A great motivator!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

So I was listening to KLOVE the other day and they had a fantastic idea on how to motivate yourself and your family to get moving. There is this mom who's family was begging her to go to an amusement park about an hour and half away from there house, so she told them they could go if they walked there. (They didn't literally have to walk to the amusement park all at one time.). The mom made a chart, and every time they biked, walked, or got moving she logged the distance they went on her chart. After they had logged all 90 miles, they got to go to the park.
I think this is an awesome idea to motivate the whole family, and I know we will be doing this! I hope you find it to be a great tool as well! Have a great day, and remember to get moving!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 2/6/2013 7:08PM

    Ah, I LOVE this idea. It would have to be something OTHER than an amusement part for me because that is my biggest phobia ever is roller coasters, but it could be something else I really love to do.

Thanks for the idea!

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I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

So like the little train that could, I think I can. This journey has been long, tuff, rewarding, and full of ups & downs. But the important part is I am still trying (some days harder than others). I do not think I am going to make my goal weight by the date I set for myself last year, but life happens and we adjust. The important part is that I will make it (at some point) , I will stay on this journey, and I will be a healthier me in Twenty Thirteen! So this is to all of us that are making better healthier life choices! Happy New Year, may God bless you and keep you always! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLJONES 1/2/2013 8:27AM

    If you give yourself a date to "complete your weight loss" you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Bodies are all different and there is no way to calculate in advance how it will work for you, but if you live One Day At A Time, you WILL get there!!

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The good, the bad, and the ugly...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

So I am not proud of it, but I have been on a bit of a healthy me "brake". Here is what I have found out about myself in the past 2 1/2 to 3 weeks since I was last on track...
The Good: I kept up with my workouts. I meet a few friends about 5 months ago at the gym, and we help motivate each other, so I really thank them for keeping me on track there.
I also had no weight gain (but no loss either).
The Bad: At first it was ok, I still was mindful of my portion sizes, and what I was eating, but then one bad choice started leading to another, and then to another and so on. This scares me for the day I have to start maintaining my weight. I don't want to end up putting all this weight back on, and kissing all my hard work goodbye.
The Ugly: This time of the season scares me. All of the self control I will need for the holidays. I got candy for Halloween and proceeded to eat 5 pieces. Why do I always feel the need to overindulge? One would be fine, but I can't seem to control myself when I am not diligently tracking my food intake.
The upside: Going nuts on candy made me re-think my attitude on my lifestyle change as of lately, and I am recommitting to being diligent about tracking my food & fitness. I CAN DO THIS!!!! We all can!!!! emoticon

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SENIMMO 10/23/2012 1:54AM

    On the bright side, it was five pieces. Not a whole bag emoticon You slipped a little, big deal. Don't beat yourself up. Be kind to yourself. Plan for a few treats over the holidays so you don't feel deprived or guilty when you do have one. Remember, you are emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MILADY_LCF 10/23/2012 1:54AM

It always seems like that snowball starts rolling and growing awful fast in the "bad" direction, doesn't it!? Good luck trying to right yours.

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LEFTHANDLUKE 10/23/2012 1:41AM

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My love affair with cheese...

Monday, September 03, 2012

I have an unhealthy love affair with cheese. In my eyes cheese can do no wrong, but I am trying to be a healthier me so I must brake up with cheese. Well, for a little while at least. So I am going to set a goal of two weeks without that cheesy goodness that I love so much. I know it doesn't sound like much, but trust me it will be no fun. I am thinking of saying good-bye to all cheese except cottage cheese, because we have never had a love affair, just a lukewarm friendship. Plus I still need to get my calcium in. :) So here goes nothing.
Day one without cheese~ I can do this!!!!

Day six- Well, I am disappointed in myself. Apparently I have very low will power when it comes to cheese:(. I could not make it two weeks, I couldn't even make it one. But, on the bright side I did not eat at all as much as I normally would, I am going to keep trying to cut down/ out cheese for the rest of this month. Maybe the scale will motivate me on that one;)

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FITQUIZ 9/8/2012 2:40PM

    I am with you on the cheese love affair :)

You should try a cheese- less pizza with lots of veggies it is so good. People think I am crazy for ordering a pizza with no cheese but the first real pizza was made without cheese. Ummmm.. now I want a pizza.

You probably already know this but dark leafy greens are a great way to get your calcium as well. emoticon emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 9/5/2012 10:36AM


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    Thanks ladies! :) so far I am doing ok my daughter wanted grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch, and it took everything in me not to sneak a little bite, but I didn't! I had a ham sandwich no cheese instead. :). Thank you all for your support! :)

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KERNANA 9/3/2012 4:51PM

    Good luck, girl!! Cheese is absolutely my kryptonite as well, so I feel your pain. You can do this!! :)

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KNIBARG 9/3/2012 1:24PM

    Good luck! Hopefully you can get to the point where you can still have cheese but choose to do so in moderation. emoticon

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CHUNKY_N_FUNKY 9/3/2012 12:37PM

    I completely understand...except my love affair is with butter. If I could stay away from butter for 3 months, I KNOW you can stay away from cheese!! Good Luck!!!

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Come on everybody get happy.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I am a happy person by nature, but in this new journey in my life I find myself even more happy then usual. With the healthier food I have been eating it gives me a ton more energy, which makes me happy! Who knew I would love working out so much? Don't get me wrong I am not always super pumped to go hop on the treadmill, but I make myself do it, and I always end up feeling amazing after a good hard workout. It also makes me very happy to see all my hard work pay off. So it may be hard to loose all this weight, but it sure does make me happy! So come on everybody get happy with me! :). (I bet you have that song stuck in your head now;)

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CRAFTINWIFE 8/26/2012 10:28AM

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