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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Since its a new year I figured now would be a great time to try to "re-join" some of my groups and get involved. I'm really excited about getting back on track this year. Back in 2011-2012 I lost about 80 lbs and changed my whole life... But then 2013 seemed to be a disaster! Long story short, I went from 105 lbs to 131 lbs and I've lost so much of the muscle that I put into my body. I had gotten to the point where I had more energy than my kids and was in the best shape of my whole life. My daily habbits were healthy and I was saticefied with myself.

Things are different now since I stopped taking care of myself. I got a promotion at work---which is where the worst of my downward spiral began. So now I have to pick myself back up and get back on track... Its almost like starting over in a way---BUT I know that that's not true b/c I'm not 187 lbs, I'm 131. So that's a 55 lb head start from where I was 3 years ago, right?

Here is a short run down of my plan:
1.) I started today on something called 30DayPush Challenge. is where I signed up for free. And every day for the next 30 days I watch 1 inspirational video on how to prioritize and set reachable short term, mid term and long term goals. (I'm super excited!!!)
2.) I'm going to start tracking my food -and other things- here on sparkpeople the way I did 3 years ago- FAITHFULLY- I'm going to let myself get obsessed. (I know how important balance is, however for me focus is very important. I have to "keep my eyes on the prize" so to speak.)
3.) Its time to dust off my favorite workout DVDs (Turbo Jam & Turbo Fire.) They were my secret weapons for 2 years and I just have to get back into the habit of pressing PLAY.

I know HOW to do this- anyone has only to read my blogs on my spark page to know everything I went thru these past couple years. The ups and downs. But if I've learned anything,... its that no one is perfect. And I cannot be an "all or nothing" person. I have to find a way to forgive myself when I slip up and move on.

So that's my story. Now I'm ready to hear everyone elses. I want to help support other people on this road to fitness. I've found that by supporting others it helps me to feel supported to. Please message me and visit my spark page!


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YUDEL6024KA 1/9/2014 1:18PM

    emoticon hi. Great post emoticon

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KIR13EAR 1/9/2014 12:44PM

    Your take on your current weight is truly a motivation in and of itself. Your optimism made me smile and I'm looking forward to cheering you on to your success!

I saw you in the News Feed of the Turbo Fire group - if you're about to start up the program again, perhaps you'd like to work together? I'm on Day 3 (REST, woo hoo) and am really enjoying it so far.

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AJDOVER1 1/8/2014 12:02PM

    Best wishes to you!
Let's make 2014 a great year.

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    It's so good to have you back with us. emoticon

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Interesting Tuesday 6-25-13

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Trying to get back on track...finding that I remember now why it was so hard in the beginning... It's because when you start these things its hard to get the momentum going.. Soooo, our water was shut off! That was not good timing either. (For several reasons: 1) We have barely enough to pay the bill! Let alone a reconnection fee!!! 2) Tonight is meeting night and we all needed baths!)

So... at the risk of sounding (pardon my terminology..) ghetto- I shall tell you all what we did- what I took the initiative to do-... See...we have a lovely pool surrounded by a nice privacy fence ...and well....see...since it DOES have a privacy fence...- LOL-I'm sure ppl already know where this story is headed but Ill say it anyways- I got myself and the girls to go for a swim. After we was done swimming, we one at a time, took buckets of water behind the pool (with our swim suites still on!) and lathered up, shampooed, conditioned, shaved, the whole 9 yards-! and rinsed with buckets of clean pool water. After ward we sat on our towels in the sun to dry. I actually really do feel really clean! I even smell really clean, not at all like chlorine. Its funny what you will do to get clean when you have to!

Tomorrow...somehow...we will get the water turned back on. But to say the least, today was interesting. It got me to thinking on how lazy I am. How much I don't have a clue that I'm pampered! I was talking to the girls about how they had to do things back in the old days and it got me to realize that I'm so spoiled as a parent and as a mother! I mean I'm so thankful for many of our technical advances, yet at the same time I would like to keep myself in check more on how much I rely on them and how literally lazy I have allowed myself to become.

At least before I went out for a swim I got a 20 min cardio workout in. It totally reminded me how much I love working out! I'm really ready to do this. Except once I get back on track I do not plan on ever letting myself fall so far away from being on track again!

Going to go get ready for the meeting now. There's nothing I can think of that could make me feel better than to be around my spiritual family in times of hardships.

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CELEST 7/4/2013 12:17PM

    I love your ability to smile even when things are tough. Its something I always try to do as well. I do really think about days gone by or even how people who lives in the rural areas or below the bread line have to do things and I can cheer up. Hope things turn around for you, because while you did a stellar job of handling the water off situation, life is faster than it used to it would be so much easier if the water was on. emoticon

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JANLYNN32 6/27/2013 9:57PM

    Take it one day and a time and you can do it. sometimes you have to think outside the box to solve a problem, way to go!!!! emoticon

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SUNRIZING 6/26/2013 10:00PM

    And thank you ONLYTEMPRORARY & MCJULIEO for your positive feed back emoticon

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SUNRIZING 6/26/2013 9:59PM

    Thanx MJRVIC2000... And you are right, which is why my blog is obviously good since I'd like to be more active, however, when I use the word lazy here I'm sure the blog explained that I meant compared to women long ago.. As far as compared to everyday people I'm sure I'm ok. Just need to remember that WE are pampered these days. I was thinking that point was obvious in my blog, but maybe not, LOL

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MCJULIEO 6/25/2013 11:39PM

    What a creative way to overcome a temporary setback! Way to go!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/25/2013 8:09PM

    But your all clean and got exercise.

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MJRVIC2000 6/25/2013 6:46PM

    The Bible warns us that those who are lazy will have a hard time in life. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Missed All My Spark Friends But I'm Back~ THIS TIME TO GIVE, NOT TAKE!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hello to all my sparkfriends!! I've been away from here for too long, but I had started a new job and a lot of things in my life started happening all at once... Lately I've been struggling with a couple ear infections, the tummy flu and problems with dizzy spells [doc thinks it could be my sugar??] but I went to get some blood work done today so I guess I'll know soon..

I got to thinking about a time in my life when I was the happiest.. Well it was when I was HERE with all YOU wonderful people! Loggin and trackin every day! It was when I was spiritually deeply involved and it was when I was really putting in my truest effort to better myself AND help those around me!

So here I am! I plan on checking in here EVERY SINGLE DAY from now on. makes me happy. Its time to get my happy back! So, please, to all my sparkfriends and team mates, expect to see me here more often and as a favor to me please remember I'm here. Not to take but to GIVE! I've lost a lot- ALOT - of weight and kept it OFF for over a year now! So if you need support, I've found that I'm my happiest when I can help others so PLEASE message me- ask me questions, lets get to know each other! I'm ready and willing to be an active team mate so again send me spark mail and lets make progress in bettering ourselves TOGETHER!
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MEDDYPEDDY 3/25/2013 3:12AM

    Welcome back!

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AJDOVER1 3/21/2013 6:49PM

    I wish you all the best! It's good to see you back.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/20/2013 10:16PM

    I am sooooo glad you are back. You are looking so thin too emoticon You've done a wonderful job. Keep up the great work emoticon

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PUDLECRAZY 3/20/2013 9:23PM

    Woohooo! Great to hear from you again! emoticon

I hope you start feeling better soon. It's certainly no fun to feel constantly under the weather.


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MY1FAN 3/20/2013 7:43PM

    Good to see you back. I've thought about you often. Congrats on maintaining your loss. I reached goal in Dec. Take care emoticon

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Broken Oven :(

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The heating element on our oven went out... The top of te stove works but we will have to buy a new element before we can bake anything though. If its not one thing then its another, lol. Thank goodness I have a job! I thank Jehovah all the time for that!

Things are going pretty well. Tonight we had a nice family study. Things always seem so busy though. Wish I had more spare time sometimes. But on the other hand keeping busy is a good thing for me.

I find that my daily prayers are veeery important though. And I have to MAKE time for them. Its just like anything else thats good for me, I have to CHOSE to do it and realise that its going to help me so much. My prayer is at the top of the list for me. It keeps me anchored, along with my Bible study and meetings.

Well I'm going to sleep now. I want to get up at some kind of decent time tomorrow so I don't sleep too long on my day on my day off, LOL- I wonder what the weather will be like. Too bad no one meets for service here on Tuesdays!

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MOMOSG 5/2/2012 2:19PM

    My crock pot gets a lot of use and helps me a lot when I'm going to have a busy day. I loved your comments on prayer and choosing to pray. I agree, we need to choose to do things and set that precious time aside. Take care!

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    You can do wonders in your crock pot. I use mine all the time for soups and stews. I use my stove top steamer for my veggies, you get all the nutrition and mixing them adds that extra awesome taste.

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GAMOMMY3 5/1/2012 11:16AM

    Remember that you can always invite some to join you on Tuesday. Maybe next Sunday you can invite a group out to work on Tuesday together? Get to know some others? Maybe they are just waiting for someone to ask? Just a thought. Hugs

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SUNRIZING 5/1/2012 10:35AM

    Awww!!! I love these comments!! They really did make me feel a lot better about it! Yes Momma I remembr thoz apartments. I remember "monkey fingers" lol when I ould stick my lil fingers in Dad's ears hahahah and that big doll I had and aunt deb living in da basement. LOL

Hey I DO have a crock pot!!! What a great idea!!! I love lovelove it! I can cook all this chicken I have in my crockpot! Thisis so awesome! I got my crock pot from my Momma too! Moms are so great aren't they?!

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MCJULIEO 5/1/2012 10:10AM

    Necessity can inspire all kinds of creativity... you'll be surprised at what you can do with alternative methods...

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PATTYKLAVER 5/1/2012 6:51AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your oven. You have inspired me to remember to start praying more. Thanks.

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JOYCEATH50 5/1/2012 6:09AM

    I remember when you were about 5 or 6 years old we lived in the apartments across the street from your grandma and the only thing we had to cook in was an electric skillet. The stove in that apartment did not work at all. I got very creative with that skillet. We had recieved it for a wedding present. LOL Don't worry you will get it figured out. There are many ways to cook a meal.

Give my love to everyone. MOM emoticon

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PUDLECRAZY 5/1/2012 6:08AM

    Good luck with that oven! At least you have your burners. You can cook whole meals on the stove top. Do you have a slow cooker? They work well instead of ovens in a pinch.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Today I reached my ultmate weight goal of 115 lbs. One year ago I would never have thought that I would ever be this small or healthy again! But thanks to sparkpeople and Chalene Johnson's workouts and my wonderful husband and family's support [and even most of all my Heavenly Father, Jehovah!!!] I have don't what most people would think is impossible! At my age I never thought I could be this healthy and small again. I really didn't realise a year ago how much the extra weight and bad habbits was robbing my life of!

The crazy part is NO there is not a majic pill or so called secret! The only "secret" is that there is NO secret to losing! Its all common sense and will power. These things seem so hard and complicated but their not. That hard part is all in your mind. Of course we each have our own health issues to fight, but thats not what I mean. I mean changing your view of food and excersize- for most people thats all they need. And will power for those in pain that think the goal is too far away. Don't look at the finish line!!! Take small goals and inch your way there. If you're dealing with health problems, love yourself and be patient. This may take years! But remember you're not in this for the "majic pill" or speed diet that will only get a little off now just to cause you to baloon back up even bigger later! You want to change your MIND, your whole way of thinking, moving. The way you veiw fruits and veggies verses snacks, cakes, ice cream, chips, fast food. I've decided NOTHING- no food will ever be worth hurting or worse yet KILLING myself for again. And I've decided my body deserves to get what it WANTS- MOVEMENT! And I love myself enough to never deprive it again. I'm worth the effort. My health is worth the work, the sweat and yes even the pain and inconvienience at times.

Join me!!! Please join me! This journey is NOT over! I'm still breathing, and so are YOU. Join me in making our lives healthier and better day by day. My new goal for my self is to be able to do my Turbo Jam Sculpt 40 DVD with 8 lb weights [right now I can do it with 5's.] Also I'm buying a stronger ressistance band for my Turbo Fire weight training DVDS. The 3rd thing for myself is to be able to do Turbo Fire 60 class with my weighted hand gloves. I have new goals for others too. I want to help my loved ones more. So my goals related to others is to be there more for my Mommy. To be the support she needs! To continue to try to encourage my brother to change his life [I refuse to give up on anyone!] And possible the most important- HELP MY CHILDREN TO LEARN TO BE HEALTHIER, with all their choices. Diet and exercise, so that hopefully they will never have to know what it like to gain too much weight or to be weighed down by bad habbits.

Well I just had to share this wonderful news. I just want to sing it from the roof tops!!! And wow- want amazing encouragement to do the workout I'm getting ready to turn on- Turbo Fire 60!!!

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MOM22MS 4/29/2012 8:14AM

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I hope to be you by the end of the year! I love all the Chalene Johnson workouts too. What a great idea after you ahv reached your goal weight, to keep challenging yourself in your workouts that way. You should be VERY proud of yourself and singing from the roftops! You deserve it!


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AJDOVER1 4/28/2012 11:00PM

    Congratulations! What a great reward, knowing that you're setting a wonderful example for your children. With your strength and health you can accomplish so much. I'm so glad I've gotten to know you here. You're an inspiration!

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BOOKWERME 4/28/2012 5:13PM

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MCJULIEO 4/28/2012 4:30PM

    Way to GO!

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CELEST 4/28/2012 3:23PM

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How awesome is that....your goal weight.

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LESLIESENIOR 4/28/2012 2:50PM

    What a difference a year and a lot of hard work, on all levels, can make.
Congratulations Joenette!

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CINA-MINI 4/28/2012 2:07PM

    Congratulations!!! What a great accomplishment!

Good for you having new goals!

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