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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Determination for me is not letting a headache derail my morning walk!

I made it to "Yes I did it"!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINTEX 9/14/2014 9:34PM

    Thanks for sharing. I am on my way up the stairs!

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NEWBIRTH2014 9/13/2014 11:55PM

    Love the messages!

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EVIE4NOW 9/13/2014 8:06AM

  These 2 are great. Thank you.

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My Daily Pledge to Myself.

Friday, September 12, 2014

So, I recently decided to jump into challenges to help me reach my goals. Today was Day 1 of the Biggest Loser Fall Challenge and WW mini Challenge. It seemed like a good day to strengthen my commitment to a healthy lifestyle by making a pledge to myself to do the following:

1. ~ I will be kind to myself, listen to my body and understand its limits and strengths.
2. ~ I will not push myself beyond my limitations.
3. ~ I will not ďdietĒ, but will understand that eating clean and healthy is a way of life.
4. ~ I will drink more water each day and enjoy its benefits to my body and my health.
5. ~ I will eat according to my weight loss plan each day and Stay Totally On Program.
6. ~ I will reach for healthy snacks instead of sugar.
7. ~ I will not beat myself up or quit my plan if I should occasionally slip up.
8. ~ I will immediately get back on track and not wait until the next day.
9. ~ I will find a way to be active each day whether it is through exercise or daily activities.
10. ~ I will reward myself today and every day for my determination and willpower.
11. ~ I will empower myself by acknowledging the part of me that knows I am stronger than I think and can do anything I put my mind to.
12. ~ I will do my best to support others who are working hard on their program.
13. ~ I will ask for help when I find I am struggling and know that this is a sign of strength, not failure.
14. ~ I will celebrate and respect the body that I have and love it in spite of what I perceive to be its imperfections.
15. ~ I will make steady progress toward my goals making sure that I enjoy the journey.

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PRESSINGON3:14 9/12/2014 11:36PM

    Great commitment statements. Nice way to start your challenges!

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 9/12/2014 4:20PM

    When you say "I will" instead of "I want to" or "I should," you're already half-way there. Making a commitment to oneself begins in the will. And, hopefully, ends in willingness.


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Don't You Quit!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In my internet travels I often come across poems and inspirations that help me "Stay On Point" The following poem is a reminder to me that no matter what obstacles attempt to derail me, I can find a way around them and come out stronger on the other side.

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."

It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
if you summon the will to get back in the race.

But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!

- Author Unknown

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HOLLYM48 9/9/2014 7:08PM

    Love it!!! Thanks.

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BABY_GIRL69 9/9/2014 3:55PM

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God bless,


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MAGGIEVAN 9/9/2014 3:16PM

    Thanks for sharing. I liked it so much that I am borrowing it from you. Be blessed.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 9/9/2014 3:12PM

    FANTASTIC poem and oh so true!

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Time for a change.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

I almost never look at myself in the mirror but today I did. The woman looking back at me was a stranger. I didn't recognize her. I don't feel like I need to lose weight...I feel thin...until I look in the mirror. According to my doctor, I need to lose 90 pounds. He has suggested I consider bariatric surgery. How did I ever get to this point? I've never been overweight in my life.. until now. But if I'm being honest with myself, I didn't get like this overnight. I've been slowly gaining weight since I got married almost 20 years ago.

I've always had a love/hate relationship with food. I used to skip meals and eat little. After my marriage, I gave in to the constant pressure of being told I didn't eat enough.... I was to thin.... I needed to eat more. At some point "eating to live" changed to emotional eating. I ate when I was happy, sad, bored, nervous, tired, stressed you name it and I could find a reason to reach for food.

After logging my food for the past two weeks I've realized how out of control my eating has become. I need to do something about it and now is the time. I'm ready, I'm determined, I'm motivated! I've already started my journey.


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    It begins with honesty and small changes and ends with honesty and big changes! The important thing for me when I finally realized I wasn't going to lose a lifetime's accumulation of weight in two weeks was to relax and find a way to do this without torturing myself or anyone around me. That meant: cutting about 500 calories a day from my estimated daily calories and committing to exercise most days (at least 6 out of 7). My exercise of choice is water aerobics, but it could just as easily be walking, dancing, exercise videos. The important thing was to make the small changes and watch the magic happen -- down about 12# so far (in 10 weeks). The time speeds by and we'll both be at goal before we know it!


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COOLRAIN 9/4/2014 7:34PM

    You're on the right path! Keep tracking. It's hard to overcome "bad" habits, but I have faith you can do it. emoticon emoticon Take small steps, one at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself. Hang in there!

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TIKITAMI 9/4/2014 5:44PM

We all get that moment when we finally realize we have to make a change but it's still scary!
For me my first change was to make sure I exercised 10 mins a day, it didn't take long to change that to hikes for hours at a time and doing something every day.
For my husband it was swapping out one snack for a piece of fruit.

It all starts with one change, you can do this!


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My Plan for Success

Sunday, August 31, 2014

1. Eat clean which means real food not processed.

2. Weigh and measure everything so I know Iím eating the right amounts.

3. Watch my carbs. Choose low carb fruits and veggies.

4. Do not go longer than 4 hours without eating. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks helps stabilize my blood sugar while keeping my energy levels up.

5. Be mindful of what I eat. No eating while watching tv or on the computer.

6. Drink more water. This doesnít come easy for me but Iím working on it!!

7. Track everything I eat. If I bite it, I write it.

8. Dust off my fitbit and start walking again.

9. Get 8 hours of sleep each night.

10. Use spark tools to my advantage and connect with teams and members.

I know I can do this!!!! emoticon emoticon

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ARIELHAY 8/31/2014 3:28PM

    Wonderful goals. You can do it!

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/31/2014 1:06PM

    The only thing necessary for your plan to work is you! So, you've got this!!!


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