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Curse the person who invented fast food!!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Arrrrgggg! A pox on ye! hmmph. I have all the best intentions and then I hear the callÖ...and darned if my car doesnít turn right into that drive through!! Bad car! I really really would like to blame the person that invented French fries, or possibly the evil spirit possessing my carÖ but, yes, I know its my own fault.
Iím having such a hard time sticking to my plans! So now Iím basically starting over. I went back and read some articles on how to stay motivated, did a collage to hang in my car, (I had one on my fridge) and I found an inspirational quote which is posted on my computer at work,

ďIt is never to late to be what you might have been.Ē Ė George Elliot

Iím hunting for a used exercise bike, and hopefully it will stop snowing and raining soon so I will want to go outside and play! I just need to get a handle on the food! Iím so tired of disappointing myself! Okay, so Ė positive thoughts - I will stick to it!! I can do it! I will take control of my life! Go Me! Thanks for listening sparkers!

  
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VEEDAH 4/13/2011 9:21PM

    You can do it Splash! You might try keeping FiberOne bars (or something similar) and bottles of water in your car. It sounds silly but for me it's just enough to tide me over til I can get home and have something more filling and healthy. I keep the bars in my arm rest and the water on the passenger's side floor so I can reach them pretty easily. Even if it's not what you "want" if you're hungry and you have it anyway you may forget about how tasty the drive thru might be. emoticon

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MOMFAN 3/13/2011 11:36PM

    Cheering for you!

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CXNLITTLE 3/10/2011 5:04PM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/10/2011 3:19PM

    I feel for you, that is a tough battle to win. l Love thought replacement and the good old fashion pep talk!



Dear Car,
You have sabotaged my Spark friend's eating for the last time! You will not take over and drive through fast food any more or there will be consequences for you bad behavior! You will do as you are told!

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Now you BEHAVE! Victoria

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KLAD_COCKERS 3/10/2011 12:22PM

    I am SOOOO with you on this one! I have a tough, tough time resisting fast food - although I've done better lately.

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/10/2011 1:45AM

    It's a shame I am in the frozen north or I'd give you one my physio said I needed a recumbant exercise bike,so my upright one is going to be given away!

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MOMFAN 3/9/2011 11:01PM

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OVERNOVERN211 3/9/2011 6:51PM

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I'm looking for a used exercise bike too...good luck to us both!

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JARMOOZLE 3/9/2011 6:26PM

    hope you feel better soon! Like the other poster said, YOU ARE WORTH IT! Take note on all the positives today, they will get you through and motivate you :) If you need some inspiration, i have an online blog with some motivational pics and quotes...
jardanangeli.blogspot.
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HUGS!
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SCAZARES39 3/9/2011 6:11PM

    Please re-program your car, it is lost!! Just kidding.. You can do it, you are worth it, it will get easier! Don't give up!

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Paleo, thumbs up....kind of...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Iím in the midst of week two of my paleo and so far Ö..so okay. In some ways itís easier than I thought. For instance, I thought giving up bread would be horribleÖbut it hasnít been hard for me at all. I donít really miss it. I think one of these days I might start jonesiní for a peanutbutter sandwich, or some garlic bread, and I haven't really figured out a good way to eat my turkey burger with onions yet. This is me last night...bite of burger using fork, bite of onion using fingers, chew.
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Another check in the woohoo column is... I find that I am far less hungry than I ever was on any other ďdietĒ Iíve ever tried. Which in my opinion is one of the absolute best things about it! A hungry Michelle is a Cranky Michelle!
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On the flip sideÖ.Iím having a problem with variety in the vegetable department. The main problem is for the most part I have never liked fruits or vegetables. I like peas. Oh and onions. Fruits, I tolerate apples & pears. Bananas are okay, but since I also kind of follow the blood type diet too, I shouldnít eat them because Aís arenít supposed to have bananas. (along with coconuts and coconut products! Sorry coconut oil!)
So far I have had a salad every day for lunch and peas every night for dinner. Iím going to have to branch out at some point! Actually I tried green beans last night and didnít like them. (I had green beans in a greek restaurant once that I liked. They had some kind of yummy seasoning but that was years ago and I have no idea what it was. ) I have two recipes for brussel sprouts that Iím going to try probably this weekend. Anyway, as you can see Iím a little nervous about the veges.
The second issue is cooking. #1 Iím not a good cook and #2 I donít really like to cook, especially after a long day at work. I do cook more than one meal at a time, so that is helpful and Iím hoping that it will grow on me and that I learn to be a better cook.
SO! I think itís going okay, I still have quite a bit of work to do and progress to make, but Iím not having the urge to quit or back off so Iím calling it a win!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/16/2011 1:03PM

    Paleo, I have read good things about that diet. One of the reasons I love to to cook is I decide how it will taste! When I eat out I am always re-inventing their dish: hold this, add that, on the side... blah blah blah! Stick with the it Michelle!

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VISION611 1/26/2011 6:50PM

    Do you care for bell peppers? I create a ground turkey, or chicken sausage concoction with roasted tomatoes/marinara sauce (organic and all natural) with sauteed onions and garlic then I stuff all that in a red or green pepper and bake it for a little while. Its great! Everydaypaleo.com has tons of great recipes too. Thats how I survived the first couple months of this! Good luck to you!

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MOMFAN 1/16/2011 12:28AM

    emoticonGood for you! I know that we really enjoy the crock pot for meals ready when we get home.

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KLAD_COCKERS 1/12/2011 10:57AM

    It sounds like you and I could be sisters . . . I don't enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and I hate cooking. I can do it in a pinch, but it's not something I enjoy.

I'm glad you're not hungry - good luck with the paleo diet, and keep us all updated please!

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3...2...1...

Monday, December 27, 2010


Iím counting down to liftoff. Iíve decided that 2011 is going to be the year that my life changes for the better. Now Iím sure thereís people that are saying ďWhat are you waiting for?!! Start today!!Ē I'm a baby steps kind of person. Iíve been gradually making some changes in my life and decided I'm ready to go whole hog at the first of the year. Thatís always a good time for new beginnings.
Iíve researched till my brain said ďUncle!Ē and have decided how I want to move forward. For my diet/healthier eating style, Iím going to go primal/paleo crossed with the blood type diet. Both make absolute sense to me and I believe I can make them work well together and not clash.
The workout portion was actually harder for me to pin down. Iím just so out of shape that Iím afraid Iíll hurt myself. Iím sitting here typing right now with ribs that have been out of whack and sore for 2 weeks Ė and I donít know how they got that way!! I didnít do it working out or walking the dogs or lifting something heavy, apparently I did it just living. So Iím a little worried and determined to go slowÖthat being saidÖ.I will basically do the primal philosophy, which is: Move frequently at a Slow Pace, Lift Heavy Things, & Sprint once in a While. I get bored really easily. So hopefully Iím going to incorporate some Crossfit style training along with my new elliptical machine and hiking/walking the dogs. All of which should fit in the primal plan!
So thatís it. Iím ready to go forth and conquer! 2011 here I come!

  
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BARBARASDIET 1/8/2011 4:52PM

    Baby steps are the way to start. And a new eliiptical could be the culprit for your sore ribs. Seriously, I have crawled as far as speed for exercise because going from nothing to anything is pretty huge! Keep it up!

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CARLANNIE 1/2/2011 3:26PM

    Have you ever tried Leslie Sansome's Walk Away the Pounds dvd's? You can start out with a one mile walk (takes 15 minutes) and then progress to 2, 3 or 4 miles. That would help get your heart rate going and moving those muscles. And you can do it at home whenever you have time. I use those when it's too nasty outside to go for a walk.

Here's to an excellent 2011!

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SANGAFAYE1005 12/29/2010 10:18PM

    Sometimes your mind need help to get ready. Once your mind is ready & set your body will follow. When it happens there will be no stopping you to reach your goals. You can do it with your mind body & soul. Wish you a New Healthier year in 2011. emoticon emoticon

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SURENDERISNOTME 12/29/2010 5:16PM

    I am with you on this. Some time last year I fell so hard off track I haven't managed to get back on. I am determined to change all that though. I am working to get my eating habits and exercise habits back on line by the first of the year.

Debbie

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MOMFAN 12/29/2010 4:20PM

    Cheering for you!

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CXNLITTLE 12/28/2010 12:54AM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/27/2010 11:54PM

    I am on board with you, 2011 is a cool time to start our new ideas and programs. That is tradtion, fresh starts and fesh ideas. I do it all of the time. Heck I can start a program today that ends 1/31, then start another new program on 1/1. But I will wait like you. I am doing a program alot like yours. We should track together.

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Victoria



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BEANYGIRL 12/27/2010 11:49PM

  When I ride the bike...the sitdown one...I use my portable DVD player and watch old movies that I love...when I was at the gym, I would use headphones and just zone out...it became an emotional and mental break as well as a workout...a little space of time just for me...it alleviates the boredom of riding and going no where lol

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JUDITH1654 12/27/2010 9:55PM

    Sounds like a good plan! Good luck!

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Attitude Adjustment

Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm not sure who this can originally be attributed to but I was reading through my emails the today and found an interesting reminder:

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today?" So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

"H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?"
So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."
So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

"YEA!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.

Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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Iím not this person but I think itís good for me to aspire to be more positive and to have a better attitude on a daily basis. Donít get me wrong, Iím not walking around with a glare on my face all day, but I can see why I kept this. Itís a nice reminder for me to try to be a better person. Now if I could just ďosmosisĒ this out to a few other people I knowÖ.woops! (Be nice, better attitude, be nice, better attitudeÖ)

  
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YPULLINS 11/13/2010 10:06PM

    Makes me glad to have my hair. LOL Attitude means everything.

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JESPAH 11/13/2010 7:58AM

    Love it.

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MOMFAN 11/12/2010 10:45PM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/12/2010 6:34PM

    So cute! happy, Hope your weekend is filled with Motivation, Music and Lots of MOVING!

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PJMOMMATO3 11/12/2010 6:28PM

    Thank you for the reminder that a positive attitude goes a long way!

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AMYRENEE1967 11/12/2010 4:10PM

    I am going to use your story of good attitude- it is a good one!! I wake up every day and decide to be positive, and decided to be happy- sometimes it isn't easy!! But my day always goes better- even if I am faking it!! emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 11/12/2010 3:17PM

    It is a nice reminder that we have to think positive!!!

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Blogger, Blogging, Bloggist....hmmmm

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Iíve only blogged once because I just havenít gotten the hang of
A. talking about myself to strangers
B. finding interesting things to say day after day
C. thinking that anyone will want to read what I have to say

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Iíve never thought of myself as a sparkling conversationalist. Sometimes if I know Iím going to have to go to a party Iíll try and think up things to talk about or questions to ask specific people before I go. (dang! I just gave away my secret!) And talking about my weight? Not a subject that gets discussed too often unless itís a close friend or my mom. And nowÖ.Iím about to start blogging about it for all the world to see! Thatís a little scary! So hereís to opening up and laying it on the lineÖmay the blogs be interesting and the readers be kind!

  
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SHANNONMACDE 4/18/2011 10:06AM

    I feel much the same way about blogging! It's good to know I'm not alone. I love your dogs! Take care and stay positive! emoticon

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MOMFAN 10/29/2010 2:48PM

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BEANYGIRL 10/29/2010 12:02PM

  Oh I know the feeling...I blogged once as part of a team challenge...*snorts*...it was not interesting AT ALL, lol...but I see blogging as another tool for self expression...if some emotional weight can get untangled and rid of well then the physical weight will just trot right after it...have a great weekend emoticon

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KLAD_COCKERS 10/29/2010 11:09AM

    I think you'll find that SparkPeople blog readers are among the kindest and most supoprtive out there! I know a lot of bloggers write for themselves, and don't worry about being witty for others. Hopefully something like that might work for you too.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 10/28/2010 8:36PM

    I had never blogged before either. I definitely think some people are just gifted at it, while others need practice. I say jump in the water feels great!

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MJJONES01 10/28/2010 7:56PM

  I have not blogged yet either! So keep up the good work! I think it probably helps just takes time to do it! Good Luck & will try to follow in your footsteps! Have a Great Night

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NAKIOMA 10/28/2010 7:37PM

    Love it - I have not written a blog yet so I have no great words of wisdom to impart - but I wish you luck as we are all in this together. Take care - enjoy and keep in touch...............

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