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30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 30: Proudest Step Taken this Month

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

from TANYAP71's Challenge: ;www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038746


*What are you most proud of about your journey towards healthy living during the month of September?*

That I began reaching out for help on at least some of the occasions I foundered, instead of withdrawing into myself and letting things snowball. I think that's really been a big contributor to my not having given up on any of the numerous occasions I felt tempted to this past month.

  
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MIRAGE727 10/10/2012 1:54PM

    Outfrigginstanding! AND you should be proud of yourself! Go strong and go positive!
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KONOHA-NIN 10/10/2012 10:53AM

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GETTINGSLIM69 10/10/2012 9:44AM

    Yes, never handle alone what you have so many in your corner to help you through! Congrats! Important step. emoticon

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KANOE10 10/10/2012 7:29AM

    That is a wonderful accomplishment. That is exactly what you should do. I also got myself into trouble when I started withdrawing and not talking about weight..and not weighing myself and then as you said, you can snowball.

Excellent blog and great job of staying focused this month.
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30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 29: About Me

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

from TANYAP71's Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038746


*There is so much MORE to you than your wellness journey. Please share 10 facts about yourself that aren't related to your weight loss journey, how you eat, or how you exercise.*

1. I'm really easily amused.
2. I love animals.
3. Bright colors make me happy. Rainbow colors especially make my heart burst with joy.
4. I hate the cold.
5. I'm passionate about the arts.
6. I'm a total girly girl: I love pink, bows, sparkles, iridescence - anything shiny, really.
7. Halloween is my favorite day of the year, even though I (sadly) don't usually celebrate it.
8. I change my mind frequently.
9. I despise the smell of lavender.
10. I want to visit New Zealand more than any other place in the world.

  
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MIRAGE727 10/9/2012 6:41AM

    Ah, another peek at STARDUSTD! I hate the cold as well!
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Way cool! Stay positive, Girl!
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30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 28: Wellness Activities

Saturday, October 06, 2012

from TANYAP71's Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038746


*What do you do for wellness? For example, to increase emotional, spiritual, or intellectual well-being?*

As I mentioned here www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=50
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, I read positive affirmation note cards daily, practice DBT and CBT, journal, and work throughself-help books. I also keep a gratitude journal that I write in when I start feeling especially self-pitying; have a notebook of different things to counteract negative moods (e.g. timecode stamps of funny movie scenes); have playlists of uplifting and motivating music; and have a "motivation journal", which is basically my more comprehensive take on SP's vision collage. It's loaded with notes to myself, quotations, song lyrics, and magazine clippings. Oh, and I have an "I'm awesome" notebook to reference when my insecurity and/or self esteem is in the tubes; but I don't really have anything to speak of in it as of yet.

Insofar as intellectual well-being, I read incessantly. If I want to know the answer to something and trust me, I'm always wondering about something I research it.

Mindfully connecting with nature attunes me to my spirituality, as does the meditation portion of Body Flow. Introductory readings in Transcendentalism spoke to me on a very profound level. I'd love to explore the subject in more depth, and, if I can wrap my mind around it, other schools of philosophy. I love to learn about different religions, too, but regrettably lack a wealth of opportunities in which to have open conversations exploring the nuances.

  
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MISJOSIE 10/10/2012 7:36AM

    I sent you something for your "I'm awesome" notebook...cause you are!


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MIRAGE727 10/8/2012 11:41AM

    It's all about being proactive and healing yourself! I'm always inspired by that effort! Stay strong, Warrior!
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KANOE10 10/7/2012 9:07AM

    Great job on motivating yourself. You are doing a wonderful job of taking care of yourself!!!

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BLUE42DOWN 10/7/2012 12:22AM

    I'm so with you on reading incessantly and always having something to research and learn.

Very cool things you have to keep a positive outlook!

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30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 27: Hiring Professionals for Help Losing Weight

Saturday, October 06, 2012

from TANYAP71's Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038746


*Have you ever hired anyone to help you with your journey? A personal trainer. A dietitian/nutritionist? A wellness coach? A life coach? What worked and didn't work?*

No. I pretty much navigated the journey myself. When I first started, I joined Jillian Michaels' pay-for-use website, until I found out about SP and cancelled my membership. I never hired any individuals, although I have asked trainers at my gym for free advice and exercise suggestions. emoticon My mother is a dietitian, so I also asked her about stuff along the way. Even that, though, was more supplementary to my own investigations than anything else. I never asked for dietary analysis or help setting up food plans; it was more so a question of making broad-based dietetic inquiries.

  


30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 26: Social Preference for Exercise

Saturday, October 06, 2012

from TANYAP71's Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038746


*Do you like to exercise alone, with a partner, in a small group, or in a large group? Why?

It depends on my mood. Sometimes I like the solitude, notably when I'm walking or running outside. Aside from running, I like group exercise. It feels less like work, it gets me out of my head, it's more interesting, and the exercises themselves are more fun than machines. At times, I love the energy of a large group. A large group is also good for the social aspect and for times when I want to blend in. Small groups are nice because it's more intimate and I tend to receive more individual feedback than in large groups, yet it still provides social interaction.

  
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KANOE10 10/7/2012 9:08AM

    I like both also..solo walks ..but company is nice when you are exercsising.
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