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Rough day at work

Friday, May 11, 2012

Well, I got blind sided again at work today. Seems to happen every time we have a staff meeting. No wonder I hate them. Anyhow... it made me realize that I'm being bullied at work by one of my coworkers. I don't want to share any of the details on a public forum but a pattern of behaviour is emerging. I am taking steps to resolve it, including talking to our supervisor about it & actually using the words "I feel like I'm being bullied." But I wonder whether I'm going to be able to work things out. I hope so because I really enjoy my job, but these things don't usually end well. I need to take care of myself - even if that means having to find other work... but thinking about not being able to resolve things & leaving this job leaves me feeling vulnerable & brings up old feelings of "I'm not worthy". Not any surprise that my food choices have been poor today. Intellectually, I see the connection between what I feel and what I eat... but it doesn't always mean that I'm able to stop. Tomorrow is another day & I"m going to do my best to take care of myself emotionally & recentre. My boss wants to have a sit-down with the coworker on Monday - but I don't want to spend the whole weekend obsessing. What will be will be.

  
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LALASLAND 5/13/2012 12:21AM

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ABETTERBETTY 5/12/2012 4:54PM

    I have been in a similar situatution. Unfortunately, I had to leave a job I enjoyed. It was sad because I believe the work we were doing was worthwhile. It was hard to make the decision to leave, but ultimately it was best. I am now living with way less stress. This has helped in so many areas of my life. I am more balanced, healthier and happier.

Hope it works out for you. Best of luck.

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DUXGRL1 5/12/2012 1:17PM

    My sympathy. I had a similar situation many years ago (funny....I was just discussing it the other day with someone) and it turned out that that person was bullying a number of us, not just me. My supervisor at the time handled it well when he realized what was going on, and I hope the same for you. And isn't it funny how we can recognize emotional eating, but do it anyway? (I say this because I did the same thing this week...I KNEW that I was doing it but did it ANYWAY!) Anyway, here is hoping for a good out come.

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SGTSUNNY 5/12/2012 12:58PM

    Hoping the best for you! So proud you stood up for yourself. I predict you will be losing weight again soon. It so important to let loose of the negatives around us. Do not stress, like the others have said the problem is not you and you have done what you can. Let your manager resolve this! Hugs

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SKYEPHOENIX 5/12/2012 12:19PM

    I empathize. And I hope your supervisor is very good at her job, and handles this properly. In the meantime, though, enjoy the weather! :) Great weekend to be out and about. :)

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LIBBYFITZ 5/12/2012 5:14AM

    keep documentation of what is said and when. Hope it get's sorted soon! Nothing worse. Been there and it is not a pleasant place to be! emoticon

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JLITT62 5/12/2012 5:10AM

    I hope you can resolve - or at least manage - the situation - because I know how much you're loving this job. Good luck!

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KRISZTA11 5/12/2012 3:34AM

    Huh, that must feel bad, being a target of hostility of a coworker : (
It's good you turned to your supervisor. It is part of manager's job to sort out problems like this if they emerge within their team. Tough job, but that's why they get manager salaries.
Hold on, don't let it get to you! The problem seems to be on the other side, not in you.
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TERESANAVARRO 5/11/2012 11:34PM

    Well, that sucks, but I'm glad you've decided to not obsess over it since there's nothing that can be done until after the weekend. Know that you have taken the steps you need to in order to resolve the problem. Be kind to yourself!
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Started slow but ended strong.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Woke up this morning feeling seriously lazy. Thought about using up a sick day & doing nothing but lazing around. Didn't make it out for my morning walk & got to work 1/2 hour late. Good thing I have flexible work hours.

As hard as it was to get going, I did pack a healthy lunch. Glad I'd prepared most of it the night before. I packed my gym bag so I'd have no excuse not to go to lunch hour spin class. Worked up a good sweat & thought of Amber quoting "sweat is fat crying" on our Sunday walk. My fat was definitely crying at spin class.

After work I came home to DeeOhGee looking at me with her "if you don't exercise me I'll be bouncing around like a crazy dog all evening" look. Decided to go out for our 2nd bike ride together to help her burn off the no-exercise jitters. I have her on leash for about 2 blocks & then let her off leash at the lake. Even off leash, she keeps pretty close to me. She's doing really well with running beside the bike. I let her take the lead so that I don't go too fast for her. I'm surprised at how fast she wants to run. When she goes full out I can't keep up even on the bike.

Came home & made a healthy spaghetti dinner. I use egg yolk noodles instead of regular pasta. It has about 1/2 the calories & double the protien. I use store bought pasta sauce but bulk it up with tons of veggies. Tonight was onions, mushrooms, carrots, celery & spinach. Sugar-free jello for dessert.

Got an invitation to my cousin's wedding at the end of July. I live a province away so I haven't seen her - or many of my other family members - for 5 or 6 years. Checked my work schedule and I have that week free, so I booked it off. I'm excited to be able to go to her wedding & to see a lot of my family in one place. It'll be fun to experience their reactions to my weight loss too. More incentive to keep working towards my weight loss & fitness goals.

I'm heading off to bed now. No unplanned eating tonight, so another day closer to ordering my Vibrams. Feels good to be going to bed satisfied with my food & exercise choices - especially given how lackluster I felt this morning.


  
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DUXGRL1 5/11/2012 9:49PM

    Sounds like you had a good day and that pasta sounds amazing!

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PCOH051610 5/11/2012 11:34AM

    Your dinner sounds so good I think I will make it for mine!!!!

I am so glad you are finding balance now between your work life and your "real" life. Glad to hear Dee-Oh-Gee is doing well and that she is enjoying her exercise as well.

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LINDAKAY228 5/10/2012 11:12AM

    Going to the wedding and seeing family you haven't seen in a while sounds so exciting! Glad your day ended up finishing strong. Keep up the awesome work!

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AMBER281 5/9/2012 12:43PM

    Sounds like you had a great day!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 5/8/2012 6:29PM

    I'm very excited for you to see your family after so many years. Try not to be a distraction from the bride with you looking so slender and lovely!

Sounds like DeeOhGee was probably pretty beat too!

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FRECKS96 5/8/2012 4:57PM

    Bravo! We've all had days like those, so happy that you were able to overcome!

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LALASLAND 5/8/2012 2:25PM

    Wow! Aren't THEY going to be surprised when YOU show up! You'll be so proud of yourself! emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 5/8/2012 2:20PM

    The wedding will be lots of fun and a good chance to show off the smaller you. Isn't it amazing how working out can banish the lazy day feelings? Nike is right: Just Do It!

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HOLDINGMYOWN 5/8/2012 1:01PM

    HEY~~Deanna~~ Great day you had in the end...Bravo!!

Was chuckling at your paragraph about going to your cousin's wedding and seeing family members you have not seen in 5 or 6 yrs now...
Oh how we love to "show-off" eh emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Like you said...it is such an incentive if you have something like this to work towards...I am like you~~ my son and wife and his mother-in-law in SC have not seen me this size either except in pictures....last time we went to SC was in 2009 and I only started my journey in Feb 2010....and I want so badly to get rid of at least this extra 20 lbs I put on...before I see them all again...
However...my son will be well pleased that I stopped smoking...he has hated smoking since knee high to a grasshopper....So it will be nice to bring myself back to him with 70 lbs lighter ( hoping to get back to that 90 yet though~) and he gets to see me as a NON -smoker! emoticon

So...back to being a "show-off" emoticon you just give it to them all sweetheart and soak up every compliment and every WOW and every..."I wish I could lose weight" and every..."where is the other you gone?"
And ignore all those who say...."you had better stop losing as you are looking poorly now" emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
And those people will be at that wedding as well....


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LIBBYFITZ 5/8/2012 9:45AM

    Well done on a packed lunch, going to the gym and walking DeeOGee! Whho to you!
So glad you are able to get to the family wedding. emoticon

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KRISZTA11 5/8/2012 7:53AM

    emoticon active day!
So much exercise on a working day, and healthy dinner - I guess both you and D.O.G slept well.I'm amazed how she can run so fast.


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HEALTHY4ME 5/8/2012 7:23AM

    Awessome suprise them even more, wear your Vibrams to the wedding. I am glad you are back and going strong!! YAYAYAYA

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JLITT62 5/8/2012 5:23AM

    Definitely a strong finish! The wedding sounds like it will be a great motivator!

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NEVERMIND2010 5/8/2012 3:25AM

    That is a fantastic finish to a day that had a so-so start! Good job!

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Ran my very first 5K!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

100 lbs ago I could barely walk a block. Today I ran my very first 5k in 36 minutes 15 seconds!!

I did so much better than I thought I would. Guess I was better prepared than I thought. I was 15/31 in my age group & 116/230 overall. Middle of the pack? I love it! I get all giggly just thinking about it.

It was exciting starting with all those people. I didn't expect how much my competitive spirit would kick in & keep me running when I'd probably slowed to a walk if I was alone. The weather was perfect too - overcast and a bit on the chilly side, but no rain.

The only down side to the day was that hubby was called into work & I had to go alone. I wish he'd been there to celebrate with me... and take pictures. I did see people I knew though, including my boss. She did very well - 6th overall & 1st in her age group. Also saw a parent who attends one of the programs I do at work. She's at least 10-15 years younger than me and fairly slender, so I was really surprised that I came in 4 minutes faster than her.

I certainly picked a gorgeous location for my first race - the Dinsosaur Provinical Park in Alberta Canada. I don't have any pictures from race day, but here are a few photos of the park that I found on the internet:


(this is an image from last year's run - gives you an idea of the running surface)


Isn't it incredible? This is the badlands. When you enter the badlands you drive DOWN, not up. Those aren't mountains - rather the earth has eroded around them.


Besides being very cool looking, this is one of the most fossil-rich places in the world. Within the park, there are two fossil sites where they've built the exhibit around the fossils still in the earth - exactly where the dinosaurs died.



I started thinking about way back in April 2010 when I first decided to try running. I went & re-read a few of my old blogs from that time. I was so afraid. Afraid of trying and failing. But I didn't let the fear stop me. The first time I ran (30 seconds jog, 90 seconds walk for 20 minutes) I thought I might die... but I was also elated that I was capable of even that & that feeling kept me going.

This morning I was afraid too. I've gained weight & become less active since I started working 3 months ago. I'm still adjusting to handling it all. So I was NOT confident about this race. I gave myself a pep talk for the whole drive out there: "even if you're last, you're still a winner" "you just have to do your best" "what matters is that you show up".

Once again, I pushed through the fear and guess what? All of those things I told myself are true. Just showing up, doing my best & crossing the finish line make me feel like a winner. That I did better than expected with just the icing on the cake.

I'm going to wear my race t-shirt with pride!

  
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PCOH051610 5/11/2012 11:32AM

    I wish I could have been there to cheer you on! I am so proud of you and so glad I have been able to witness this wonderful journey you embarked on when you joined Spark!

You've certainly come a very long ways both physically and mentally!!!

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SKFEREBEE 5/8/2012 5:14PM

    Congrats on your race. You did great!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 5/7/2012 2:26PM

    What an amazing place to run! And you did such and awesome job!! PROUD!!! emoticon

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LALASLAND 5/7/2012 11:31AM

    Oh, Deanna, I sure wish I could have been there to take photos of you on your first race! I am so proud of you! What a huge accomplishment! All these things I'm saying seem so small compared to what I'd love to think of to say! It's just such a wonderful thing that happened to us when we found that we could live happily healthy, isn't it!? Love ya, friend, and WAY TO GO!
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KANSASROSE67 5/6/2012 6:07PM

    So proud and happy for you! Great job! And what an interesting and beautiful location for a race.



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LINDAKAY228 5/6/2012 12:13PM

    I'm so excited for you! That is so awesome and you learned something about yourelf today. Congratulations on a job well done. The area does look very interesting. We have some badland areas in New Mexico too, that I've been to once or twice. But they are across the state from me. Your pics makes me want to go visit them again but not right now because here those areas will be getting hot.
Thanks for sharing your victory with us. Sorry that hubby couldn't be there.

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NATPLUMMER 5/6/2012 11:12AM

    Excellent!!

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CINDYHN 5/6/2012 9:46AM

    Wooohoooo!!!
Congratulations!!! What race are you running next???

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JLITT62 5/6/2012 5:44AM

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That does look lime a great place to run! You did great! I see more races in your future.

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SHEILA1505 5/6/2012 4:48AM

    big hugs - well done :)

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LIBBYFITZ 5/6/2012 12:12AM

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So proud of you! I can empathise with you with the juggling act of trying to get our exercise in and full time work!

So sorry you didn't get photos, I asked strangers who were running to take photos!...lol

We also had an official photo taker so you could order one of those as well. emoticon

Hope hubby can be with you Next Time! emoticon

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SUNFLOWERSAVAGE 5/5/2012 11:25PM

    Congratulations Deanna. That is so awesome.

Hopefully at your next 5k you will have someone to take pics for you.

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NEVERMIND2010 5/5/2012 10:29PM

    I am so proud of you! That's a fantastic time! And what a cool place to run!

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LOTUSFLOWER 5/5/2012 8:49PM

    Great job, I am super proud of you!!!!

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MAPLECANDY3 5/5/2012 7:57PM

    Im so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!

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CANNIE50 5/5/2012 7:44PM

    This blog makes me happy. Nice job, runner, nice job!

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HOLDINGMYOWN 5/5/2012 7:18PM

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Awww.....but then again....I had all sorts of faith in you...I KNEW you could do it!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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TRUE-NESS 5/5/2012 7:11PM

    You did so great! So exciting...

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BRAVENEWGRL 5/5/2012 6:19PM

    Yeah you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MNNICE 5/5/2012 5:30PM

    Congratulations! I'll always remember my first 5K. Of course it may also be my last 5K because I don't really LOVE running -- but I set it as a goal and I did it. How far you have come - congratulations on your progress and dont' every look back!!!

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RUNBAREFOOTMAMA 5/5/2012 5:29PM

    Congrats on your 5K! What a great place to run. emoticon

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FRECKS96 5/5/2012 5:26PM

    Woo Hoo!!! Congrats to you on a huge accomplishment!!! So proud of you!

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KRISZTA11 5/5/2012 5:26PM

    emoticon to your first 5K!
I'm glad you enjoyed it - such a wonderful place : )
Your time was awesome.
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RINA2002 5/5/2012 5:24PM

  How cool! My first 5k (in 19 years) is coming up next Saturday. Congratulations on an awesome finish!

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DUXGRL1 5/5/2012 5:19PM

    Good for you!

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UNICORN212 5/5/2012 5:10PM

    Ditto what Lorie said!

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SMALLERMELORIE 5/5/2012 5:09PM

    You deserve to wear your race t-shirt with pride. Congrats and WooHoo for you. I am sorry that you had to run without hubby, but you still did it on your own. What a winner you are in my book.

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HEALTHY4ME 5/5/2012 5:07PM

    YAYAYAYYA and so proud of you too!!! Sounds like you did really great.
I am hoping that I can get back to walking as I want to walk the 5k for arthritis june 10. I was doing great until the other day and now can't walk far at all and barely doing stairs. Something must have pulled in my knee again. argh but hoping by slowing down some I will still have time to walk again for while before the 5k.
SO YAYAYAYAYYA go girl go!!! you have your spark back!! I knew you would!
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3G1RLS4ME 5/5/2012 5:05PM

    Congrats I might do a 5 k walk run with hubby work too in September gotta ways to train

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What I want & what I'm willing to exchange for it.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” ~H. L. Hunt


This is what I want:


Vibrams Bikila LS
www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/F
ive-Fingers-BikilaLS-Womens.htm


What I'm willing to exchange for them:

30 days of planned eating in the evening and I'll order them. The days don't have to be consecutive. Going off-plan one night won't put me back at the beginning... but it will push back the date I'll be able to try out my new Vibrams. Just like with weight loss - the choice is mine whether I put in full effort and reach my goal quickly or don't put in the effort and have to wait and wait and wait for my goal to be realized.

My priorities:

Since I started working, I've been making work my first priority. This is a mistake & I've been paying the price. My first priority is taking care of myself emotionally, physically and spiritually. Caring for myself will mean that I'll do a better job a work... and at home and in every other aspect of life.

Now off to work!

OK, I"m actually off to bed. lol An hour early as per NEVERMIND2010's suggestion. Day 1/30 complete.







  
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PCOH051610 5/11/2012 11:29AM

    Excellent blog Deanna!

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DUXGRL1 5/4/2012 8:58PM

    Love it!

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LOTUSFLOWER 5/3/2012 3:39PM

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AMBER281 5/2/2012 10:41PM

    I love your plan and I know you can do it!
What a great reward!

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CANNIE50 5/2/2012 3:08PM

    I came by to thank you for your comments on my "health is not everything" blog. You are remarkable. You look (and are) so strong and healthy that it is shocking to know this was not the case in the not so distant past. I love the quotes in this blog, especially the one about not being a dog so not rewarding myself with food (even my emoticon prefers affection and a run through the woods to food, so I can learn from him). I am sure you will enjoy your Vibrams. The one thing I have heard from friends who have made the switch is to keep the first runs in them pretty short to give your calves, especially the Achilles area, time to adapt (but you probably already knew this, actually).

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LIBBYFITZ 5/2/2012 2:55PM

    Love the plan! Love the philosophy," if I don't stick to it it will just take longer".

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Full time fork is axactly that! Full time! So we have to be super organised!

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KANSASROSE67 5/2/2012 1:31PM

    Love your plan! Can't wait to hear how you like the shoes...cause I know you're going to get them!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 5/2/2012 1:14PM

    I know you'll earn them for yourself. When you do I want to hear all about them.

I love your post, Do not reward yourself with food. You're not a dog.

Love it!

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LALASLAND 5/2/2012 12:04PM

    I know you'll get them, too! When you set your mind to something, not much can get in your way! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 5/2/2012 11:14AM

    Great plan and reward. Too often we do put work or family first instead of ourselves and then everything suffers. I especially like the poster about not rewarding ourselves with food because we aren't dogs. That one really hit me. Liked all of them though.

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CINDYHN 5/2/2012 11:14AM

    Love your blog today!!! So many times we do not put ourselves first...it's hard to remember, and it will show in all aspects of our lives!
I love the quote, " do not reward yourself with food, your not a dog" LOL, thanks for the morning laugh!!! emoticon

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EGALITAIRE 5/2/2012 8:57AM

    Wow - you look great - congrats on your progress so far.

I like your plan - applauding that you are focusing on actions rather than outcomes - we can't always control outcomes but we can control actions.

And the way you are measuring is very healthy - if you eat off-plan for one night it doesn't restart the calendar, therefore you are less likely to feel like a failure - it's not all or nothing. Gives you a better chance to be and feel like a success.

Love the "hound" too - great photo on your wallpaper. Nothing like seeing a dog running at full speed - just soaking up life.

Hoorah.

Stay Strong

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HEALTHY4ME 5/2/2012 8:50AM

    Love your first picture, going to try to steal it lol
Good for you on chosing something and then getting it... I know you will have those sooner than later.
Maybe I should think of something I want and do that too. I am doing good on walking, but eating was getting a tad sloppier, but the past few days it is better. NO more ice cream in here for while, even if it is the tiny tubs.
Okay off for me to get moving now that my coughing is done. Will walk while hubby watches his show and then we will be ready to go to home depot for base for shed. Finally.
have a great day!!!

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KRISZTA11 5/2/2012 7:50AM

    Very god plan!
I like the flexibility, that the days don't have to be consecutive - only there must be 30 of them : )
So one imperfect days is just what it is, one day delay, and you don't lose the streak.
Those shoes look great!

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FRECKS96 5/2/2012 6:17AM

    Good Plan and good luck!! I know what you mean about putting ourselves first. Hard to remember sometimes but SO important.

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JLITT62 5/2/2012 5:54AM

    Thanks for all the quotes! Put those puppies up where you'll see them all the time . . . near the snack food?

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NEVERMIND2010 5/2/2012 3:18AM

    Ooh, I want to try Vibrams sometime. My office mate swears by hers, but she's not a runner...

I hope my suggestion works for you! Now I just need to start taking my own advice!! LOL

Keep going strong!

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MESEATURTLE 5/2/2012 3:16AM

    Very focused!!! Love it!!!!

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APHRODITE2GO 5/2/2012 12:00AM

    Those are some sexy kicks!

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Dear Blog - Sorry I've been avoiding you.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Dear Blog

Sorry I've been avoiding you. Every day you are in my thoughts, niggling away at the back of my brain. But it really sucks to write "another day of uncontrolled eating" and lately that is all I've been thinking about myself. I wake up thinking today I'm going to get through the evening without stuffing myself... and every night I go to bed overfull & regretful. But you know I'm a fighter. And even in the midst of all this negative thinking and out of control eating, I'm still showing up day after day. I'm still trying. I'm not quitting.

Yes - I feel like a crazy-woman stuffing myself in the evening.

Yes - I'm watching the scale creep back up week after week.

Yes - My size 8 jeans are languishing in the closet.

Yes - I'm choosing to make healthy meals.

Yes - I'm exercising every day.

Yes - I'm working my way through the C25K, Week 4 Day 1 yesterday.

Yes - I'm teaching DeeOhGee to run beside the bike.

Yes - I'm starting my very first spin class today! My boss teaches it. Brownie points.

Yes - I'm running my very first 5K race this next Saturday.

Yes - I'm remembering that even the slowest runner runs circles around the couch potatoes.

Yes - I'm actively searching out sources of inspiration & motivation: quotes, popular blogs, success stories, SP articles, SP friend's blogs.

Yes - It's hard.

Yes - I struggle.

Yes - I can change.

Yes - I CAN do it.









Note: I found these images from OFFDREA's collection. Check out the link in her blog "Need Motivation"
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859073

  
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DUXGRL1 5/4/2012 8:59PM

    Love this, too!

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AMBER281 5/1/2012 10:53AM

    Love it!
I know you can and will do this!!
You are a strong and amazing women who has overcome so many obstacles to become the person you are today. This is just one more obstacle / learning experience.

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HOLDINGMYOWN 5/1/2012 8:22AM

    Come ON Girl!!~~~ WE ARE W-O-M-A-N!!!....WE ARE TOUGH CANADIANS!! WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel for you Deanna...I have been where you are since last October...I seem to have stopped the "gaining" but cannot MOVE the lbs off....

Joining the BLC has been a boost to my movtivation but this is only the first week so it remains to be seen what happens in the weeks to follow...
YOU my luv have been my inspiration since I came here on Sparks...SO I KNOW you can get back on track!!~~~~~~~~~~~

I Have my "big" photo where I can see it every day and every day I say...I DO NOT want to ever go back there!!~~~~~~~~~~~~
AND....when I look at YOUR "BIG" photo??????....I DO NOT| WANT YOU!!~~to go back there.....

SO~~COME ON GIRL~~ I challenge you to LOSE IT~~not to GAIN it!!!
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PS~~just LOVE the HammerFitness poster!

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NEVERMIND2010 5/1/2012 2:05AM

    You will do this! I know you.

Here's my one and only suggestion: go to bed early. You can't eat when you're sleeping (I hope). And you'll feel better in the morning for having that extra hour or whatever.

I need to do this, too.

Hang in there - we are here for you.

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HDHAWK 4/30/2012 9:07PM

    This sounds like my April. Let's turn this around!

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FRECKS96 4/30/2012 8:54PM

    I love this!!! When you consider all the changes you've made in the last few months, these positives are HUGE!! You're doing so many things right that the areas you're struggling with have to fall into place soon. You will find yourself again, you're on the right road.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/30/2012 7:42PM

    emoticon you'll find your way again! emoticon

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BRAVENEWGRL 4/30/2012 6:23PM

    C'mon girl, you can do it! You can do it, you can do it, you can do it! Download Katy Perry's Firework and play on high while dancing around your living room. Now. Right now. I mean it.

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SKFEREBEE 4/30/2012 5:59PM

    You don't need to be perfect to perservere. This is just a speedbump. You'll being going downhill with the weight loss again soon. Concentrate on your other accomplishments in the meantime. LOVE this blog!

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KRISZTA11 4/30/2012 5:32PM

    Great blog!
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You live an active, healthy lifestyle, and surely you'll get over this obstacle.
So many good healthy habits!
emoticon to your progress in the C25K program, and good luck to the 5K!
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MICHSTATE 4/30/2012 1:55PM

    I was just thinking about you yesterday, wondering if I accidentally deleted an e-mail about your blog, so I wasn't getting notifications anymore....I am glad to see you are still trying.... You can DO this!!!!!

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APHRODITE2GO 4/30/2012 1:43PM

    I love your perseverance! You got this- keep on trekking -- emoticon

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LIVIN2LOVE1 4/30/2012 1:37PM

    You'll find a rhythm and then you'll be unstoppable! You have a fantastic attitude!

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LALASLAND 4/30/2012 1:29PM

    This is a fantastic, REAL, motivating blog! Thank you for sharing your journey, my friend! You are doing so much better than you probably even think you are! I'm glad you're hanging in there! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 4/30/2012 1:28PM

    OH love all the inspriations but the first two as I sit here thinking hmmm dk choc ice cream, why did I buy even the tiny one I did.... don't need it but want it, and lol I thought well it isn't may 1 st. STUPID and I wonder why I gained 2 lbs well I know why lol

So let's both do this again, I am doing well but this past week we bought cookies that hubby wanted but said no not if you are going to get into them. OH I can do this.................... lol haha yeea I can get into them! LOL

Okay hope you can get your mojo back. I know you will cos you have before!!!

side note, dd new dog, is a barker who has taught nico to bark now.... and he is leash agressive. She is watching at the end of the leash older tv lessons that she has downloaded. I still hope she quits her job and tries to make a go of even dog walking for now and then dogg cat whatever visiting or feeding etc.
I hope she can do it, I have the book you suggested on order from library.
Thanks for any ideas...

hope work is going okay.... do you miss quebec or are you settled into more of a suburbia lifestyle.
HUGS

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LOTUSFLOWER 4/30/2012 1:27PM

    Deanna, I missed your blogs too! There are so many positives here, your first 5k? Spinning class? Teaching your doggie to run beside your bike? Simply amazing. Those size 8's won't be waiting for long. You've got "it" girl, and "it" doesn't hide away for long. It must come out like a firecracker, just like YOU. Love ya!

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