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Wow-what a week!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Hello Blog. I made it back online after my computer issues, and have found that the great momentum I had, had has dwindled. Oh, I'm not quitting but I find myself back at the starting line emotionally.

Last week I thought I was changed forever and would never get off the road to success, and then....it happened I was unable to get logged in to Sparkpeople for two solid days.

I was all but devastated because,I had gotten to the place in my head that I just knew I was absolutely going to do this! And that isn't an easy place to find, at least it never has been for me. Anyway, it's been less than one week and I intend to get back on track even if it takes three more months to do it

I have pretty simple goals that can be done with a pencil and paper if I don't have the internet, so I've written them down in a notebook for just that reason. Now just to re-iterate my plans I'm rewriting them here, one more time:

1. Prayer and meditation, I like to start each and everyday with God things just go better when I do this.
2. Eat a good healthy breakfast before I begin the day.
3. Drink lots of water at least 8 cups a day. I number and date ea. 16 oz. bottle to make sure I drink them.
4. Walk at the rec.center 3x per week building speed and distance over time.
5 Add 2 days of resistance exercise each week building and adjusting as needed.
6. Log in to Sparkpeople for menus and calorie tracking daily
7. Huddle with my teams and encourage others anyway I can.
8. When I stumble I will get back up and begin again every single time because winners never quit and quitters never win. I'm not God- only God is perfect, don't flatter yourself thinking that you ever will be. It is not your job!!!

9. Other goals - take care of my hands and nails daily. Oil and polish cuticles and nails to strengthen them.

10. Take daily vitamins and minerals to fortify overall health.

11. Tackle one small project at home daily to attain organization of "the stuff" everywhere, this includes clothing and laundry, tools, arts and crafts, painting supplies, and the yard.

12. Now stop playing and do the dishes and wash the clothes, make the beds, vacuum and sweep the floor etc.etc.etc. repeat.

It is said that I don't have a job, but the truth is I don't have an income, but when I have all of these things finished I'll look for a real job. hehehe Now I must go take care of Mr J my main squeeze and first grandbaby! Good Luck everybody and best wishes on your success.


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SWANATOPIA 5/22/2012 3:58PM

    I really need to implement your #12. I can motivate myself to do many things in this world...except dishes...lol!

P.S. Serving the Lord is a full time job and it takes a very qualified individual to do this job....the pay is outstanding as well :0)

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ANYVAR54 4/4/2012 3:33PM

    Jobs, I don't have an income either, but do plenty of work.
Maybe your difficulty with consistency is that you have too many goals, that is the way I was before, and have tried to down play them. Have fewer things that I need to accomplish so that I can be consistent and then add things to them.

We can do this together. Praise the Lord!!!
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FOUNDER3 3/19/2012 10:37PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me encouragement.

I can see from this blog that you totally get what I am going through.

Appreciate your taking the time to share.

Good luck


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WIXNWAX 3/5/2012 1:17PM

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Don't ever think you don't have a REAL job already! You have the best, most important rewarding job there is and you don't have taxes to pay on it either! :)

~ Judy ♡ ~
PS this is a journey and there will be roadblocks, detours and construction, but with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! Besides if it was all quick and easy we'd get bored with it! Hehehe!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/5/2012 1:15PM

    Try not to beat yourself up too much. I've been at this a while and went totally bonkers over the last week or so. We just gotta keep on trying. emoticon

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Happy Monday =;b

Monday, February 27, 2012

I really needed a stern talking to yesterday. Thanks to everyone for the support. I managed to drink all my water yesterday. Today, I've already numbered and dated my water bottles, eaten and logged breakfast, and am headed to the gym before 9. I also got on the scale and finally saw a loss again. Amazing what a little push and some water will do. It's a great day! Much Luck to all my fellow Sparkers! MAKE IT HAPPEN! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TJSELLERS 2/29/2012 12:19PM

    Good job! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WIXNWAX 2/27/2012 2:35PM

    Good for you! You are well on your way! We all need a gentle 'kick in the backside' once in a while! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 2/27/2012 1:14PM

    You are on a roll. You motivate me to buckle down. emoticon

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I know the enemy and It's ME

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I need everybody's help. I have been doing really well up to now, but over the past week or so I've started noticing my old habits creeping slowly back into my days.
It's so easy to ignore these little errors, little by little - 1 oz. here, a couple of chips there till finally one day - before you even realize it you have a great big monster to deal with. You aren't even doing what you promised yourself that you would do.
Well not this time! It's only February 2012 and I began on the first day of the year with the attitude that I was going to go all the way to my lifelong dream of weight and fitness. Today, I am reaffirming that goal and determination.
Will I go the distance? Or will I fail to take the actions required to achieve what I really want? That is what it all boils down to once again.
I have to be fired up. I have to want,really want to reach my dreamed of destination Every Single Day until it becomes a reality. I need to regularly remind myself to keep reaching for the goal. Don't get slack. Drink your water, Take your vitamins, Do some exercise, Measure and track your food. It isn't hard, it is a new pattern to live by. You Can Do It!! So do it!!!

I also need to not only journal on Sparkpeople, but to physically write down what is going on daily. This is helpful to me in taking care of all my business, because my memory ain't what she used to be.

It's all good.. emoticon emoticon

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WIXNWAX 2/27/2012 2:31PM

    Don't think of this as just a diet or 'weight loss' program! This is really a life changing, new lifestyle journey of learning to love healthy foods (actually after a while you will be craving the healthy foods!), keeping your body active and enjoying your life beyond measure! Don't concentrate on the scales, they are your biggest enemy because they determine your attitude and how you feel about yourself! If God intended for all of us to be a certain size or a certain weight then that is what we would be! What He intends for us to be is HEALTHY, STRONG and LIVING A LONG HEALTHY HAPPY LIFE! When we learn to keep our focus on Him and not food, everything falls into place! We learn to buy, cook and eat healthy foods and enjoy them! We learn to control our portions and to exercise our bodies without having to go to a gym or purchase expensive equipment! We learn to drink 10 cups of water a day and we learn to track our intake of calories, fats, carbs, sodium, etc! Most importantly we learn to love the person He created us to be and to share His love with others! Don't look back at what has been, it is done and gone forever! Everyday is a new day with new beginnings, new opportunities and God's mercy! Remember...yesterday is gone, tomorrow never comes and it is ALWAYS TODAY! :)

Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~

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SONYALATRECE 2/26/2012 12:34PM

    We all have setbacks.
It's what you do afterwards that determines success or failure.
Move on & count it all joy at the finishline.


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FITMARY 2/26/2012 12:20PM

    Are you tracking your food too? That really helps me avoid those "oh, this little amount doesn't really count" moments!

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JCOUCH82 2/26/2012 12:15PM

    Recognizing what is keeping you from your goals is a good thing because then you can develop a plan on how to change them.

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Emotionally I've had a tough week.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Menopause, hormones, anger at my self for being forgetful, I've struggled for at least a week with my appetite. Everyday it's been hard just to keep from eating. Today's recommended article was good and hopefully I got enough information to help with my cravings. I've been trying to connect to teams but haven't done too well. It's okay though because I realize that I have to! have to! have to! eat a good breakfast, and for me that means some protein early in the day, without that I spinout. Today I ate an egg with toast early and already feel better. My exercise went by the wayside this week for various reasons, but I did manage through all this and at least lose half a pound. I'm not going to complain about that at all I'm grateful for every tiny bit in the right direction!!!! I have very little to complain about if anything at all. What bothers me is that I can't seem to muster up any real joy or happiness and am having to fake it till I make it so to speak. I wonder what is wrong with me that I am not upbeat about my life I have so much going for me and yet I have become so dull.

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WIXNWAX 2/27/2012 2:09PM

    Always look at the glass 1/2 full not 1/2 empty! :) 1/2 pound is great! Consistency, discipline, perseverance = progress! Progress, step by step = success! Count your blessings not the pounds! Have a blessed day with God's blessings overflowing in your life!

Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~

PS you are being prayed for daily & held up to the Throne of God!

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MISINTX 2/19/2012 8:42PM

    1/2 pound is great emoticon keep up the good work!

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CONSECRATED2GOD 2/19/2012 1:57PM

    Girl, you're doing great! Keep up the positive outlook! emoticon Praying for you!! hugs!

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Obsessing over food vs wanting something sweet

Monday, February 13, 2012

I just lost a blog I spent 30 minutes writing so I'm keeping this short and sweet.
I read another blog today about obsessing over food and realized that over the years of yoyo dieting I discovered a link with the amount of sugar in my body and the obsessive behavior. I'm grateful to now know that as long as I keep sweets to a minimum in my diet I don't have to think of food constantly morning, noon, and night GREAT Blessing! This understanding offers hope again of someday having a healthy and fit body, By being committed to logging my food intake, I gain back a sense of control that was lost and that hopelessness made me hate myself. This is progress and I love progress!

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NEWINSIDEOUT 2/14/2012 1:39AM

    I totally agree! Just in January I've started a "yeast-free" diet which includes no sugar or white flour. Not to say I've been perfect but I can totally tell that I don't feel like binging until I've had something sweet. It is a nice feeling. I lost 35 pounds by logging my food and excercise before my last pregnancy but just by cutting out those foods (also vinegar, cheese, I'm sure there are a few more things) I have been losing without logging. Nice!

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CGARR442 2/13/2012 9:51PM

    Good for you for figuring out one of your food triggers. That is a big hurdle sometimes. Mine is chocolate especially late night chocolate. I find if I even eat a little of the stuff I spin out of control. Keep tracking your calories it is a big help.
Best of luck to you!

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