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Getting Back to basics

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wow really let myself go.... now I am getting back to basics. Learing to eat right again, and getting back into the daily exercise routine. Missed my cardio yesterday, but was working around the house all day. Didn't eat alot of food, but what I did eat was not the greatest. I need to get myself disaplined again and get every aspect under control. I know I can do this, I have done it before. Just need to do it!

Looking back at what I wanted last year and what happened......

List 2009 GOALS
1) Get more organized - SOMEWHAT
2) Get a new roof on the house- DONE!
3) Increase my exercise program - NOPE
4) Continue to make good choices food wise- NOPE
5) Get hubby moving more- NOPE

Really blew that one,
So here is 2010's list
1) Get even more organized
2) Get back on a regular exercising schedule and stick to it.
3) Get my eating back under control.
4) Lose 30 pounds(even more would be great)
5) Help hubby get motivated and work with me. If we do it together, we are more likely to stick with it for lifetime.
6) Be Happy!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BLMOFFETT 1/10/2010 9:38PM

    HI, good to see you back! Those are some great Goals!
Glad to see someone else restarting at the same time as me.
I know we all can achieve our goals!

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VANILLABERRY 1/10/2010 7:06PM

    Fabulous goals indeed!

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MNTWINSGAL 1/10/2010 11:30AM

    Hey, Toni, it's great to see you back! Good luck with the new goals. I fell short in 2009 as well, but this year is different, right?!? We will do this! Woo Hoo!


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NEVADAPP 1/10/2010 11:01AM

    Great new goals for 2010! It takes a little bit of an effort to get re-focused. I am reading a book: Skinny Bitch. Its fun to read and it has great advise on how to get on track again!

You can do this, I have faith in you!

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SHARJOPAUL 1/10/2010 9:39AM

    Some time ago I read a book called Reframing. The basic idea is to "reframe" the things we do or want to do into terms our brain perceives as positive. Even though somethings seem positive logically, our brains may not perceive that way. One of those words is disaplined, it implies forcing ourselves to do things we don't really want to do. Instead of disaplining ourselves and getting everything under contol, think of leaning to enjoy healthy foods in new and different ways. Instead of getting back on an exercise schedule, think learning to enjoy a more active lifestyle.

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Yard Work

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Time really flys when your having fun. I am loving this weather and getting out in the yard. In the middle of building a fountain right now and hopefully it comes out the way I want it too....
Been real busy with working overtime, taking care of grand daughter, and doing things around the house.
Have been getting the eating back to somewhat under control, and the scale is moving slowly again. Still getting in my exercise every morning as well.
Better get out in that yard before it starts getting too hot.
Happy Memorial day weekend to you all! emoticon


Updating my Spark Page

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So I thought it time for me to update my spark page and get back down to business! I have moved all my updates to this blog and in the future all my updates will be blogs. I will use my page for my fitness and nutrition and over all inspirations. It is kinda neat to read through where I have been and where I am going. When I look at the list at the end I still have some work to do. Like I said it is time to get serious again.

May 14, 2008
Hi my name is Toni. I recently quit smoking (Yeah for Me!) but gained 40 pounds in doing so. I was 20 pounds over weight as it was, so this did not help. Now that I am over the major hurdles of quiting smoking, I am ready to concentrate on my weight and have a new totaly healthy life!

July 3, 2008
That was then...
While I am still darn proud of my accomplishment of quitting smoking, After being on SP for the last 6 weeks, my thoughts toward being healthy have increased so much. When I started this journey it was to lose the weight. It still is, don't get me wrong, but along the way I have learned the importance of permenant life changes. I have made some really good friends on SP and have a tremendous support system. Thank You All of You!
I am going to list my goals. Make them reachable. and celebrate my accomplishments one at a time. One day at at time! Though I have worked really hard not to have any bad days.. it is inevitable. Just got to rememeber to brush it off and keep going. Don't give into the old feelining of well I blew it... might as well wait until I can do this right for good.

September 28, 2008 -
WOW - over 30 pounds gone forever. I am half way to my original goal of 60 pounds. As I go on this journey, I now feel that when I reach that goal, I will go farther.
With the winter months coming up fast, I hope that I am able to stay active enough to keep it going. I have re-evaluated my exercise program for the winter and feel that I will be able to control it. I have the treadmill, so even if outdoor conditions do now allow me to take me walks, I can on the treadmill. So there will be no excuses on not doing it. In fact I am hoping to beable to increase my speed and time over the winter. Get more running in and build up my time there as well. So there we have it, my winter goal is to remain active and increase my activity levels. Now that it is down for all to see, I know I will stick to it. Again Thank you all for your support and encouragement. We are all in this together.

November 22, 2008
Wow... 6 months! Alot has happened in 6 months. The most important is my health. I have had some minor set backs these past few weeks, but determined to get back at it. I know the holidays are upon us... not the best time of year for remashing the button, but yet the best time of year. I have to stay in control. I will succeed. Though I have had my set backs, I will not let it stop me. In the past I would have given up, not now. That is one of the most important lessons I have learned these past 6 months. Every day is a new day! We don't give up, we just get up and keep going! Thank you Spark People for teaching me that. Thank you to all my wonderful friends here on SP that help me daily with your inspiration and commintment. We are all in this together. We are all Worth it!

January 1, 2009 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A start of a brand new year.... after last years accomplishments it leaves me to wonder where do I go from here. I do know I will continue on my journey and continue to lose the weight and stay healthy. That is a given. I am on this journey for life!
One of my main goals for 2009 is to be able to run in a 5K race/run. Everyday I am improving my time and distance and can push myself even harder. I have had some of the usual set backs that many of us encounter... Illness (cold and flu season), Planter Facitis (slowed me down but did not stop me!), Teeth... but through it all I have stayed active and accountable and that my friends is due in part to you! Your constant encouragement and support has seen me through it all!
So here are the numbers that start out 2009...
Weight - 181.8
Waist - 33"
Hips- 41.5"
Chest - 42"
Legs - Thigh 21" / Knee 18" / Calf 16"
Upper Arms - 12.5"
Neck- 13.5"

I dropped 3 pant sized in 2008! and 2 shirt sizes! That is alot of inches lost. I wish I would have kept better track of the inches from the beginning...
Lets see where I can go from here!

1) Quit Smoking
2) Started my new healthy journey- Eating right, exercising, and have lost 43 pounds.
3) Got my back yard done this year- been trying to do somehting with it for years. Finally did it this year.
4) Got some of my to do list done. Even though it keep growing.

List 2009 GOALS
1) Get more organized
2) Get a new roof on the house- Done!
3) Increase my exercise program
4) Continue to make good choices food wise
5) Get hubby moving more.

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NANNA1BTJW 3/17/2009 1:33PM

    Hey Toni it is a great way to keep up the motivation. I am having a lot of problems with not being able to lose. The doctor said it was the insulin, but I don't like it. I am still exercising on the WII Dance burning 1000 calories a day and I still don't lose. Maybe it will happen someday. Well good luck and I pray for all of us to give us strength through all this, and to make us all healthy.

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ALICERIEGER 3/17/2009 9:56AM

    You have done so well Toni. You have accomplished a lot and will accomplish more with the skills you have learned.

God Bless.

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ASPENJULES 3/17/2009 9:54AM

    Toni - you know, what a great idea to list the accomplishments for the year! They all just sort of blur together for me from one year to the next, so I really like the idea of having a list both of what I want to accomplish in the current year, as well as what I HAVE accomplished in each past year. I may have to think on that.

Anyway, great job, and I'm so glad that I've gotten to know you! Sorry things have been crazy for me the last little while - I'm continuing with the exercising but it sure has been harder for me to stay 'connected' with my Spark Friends. Doesn't mean I'm not thinking about you though! LOL

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ITSMYLIFE2 3/17/2009 8:21AM

    Wow I love this idea Toni. I might have to copy you :) I plan on this being my year as I started in 2008 but didn't really follow through like I needed too. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Time Flys When You Are Having Fun

Saturday, March 07, 2009

My time is getting away from me! It has been over a month since I have blogged. Not that I have not been busy on SP or with my journey. There just are not enough hours in a day to get done what I want to. But the days are getting longer, and will have more time to spend outdoors! I love being outside in the fresh air. I still need to work on the nutrition. While I am staying in my calorie range and getting plenty of exercise. The food choices to meet the calorie range are not the best. I am looking forward to the warmer weather and lighter eating. Salads, fresh fruits, veggies... yummy! The long walks after dinner.... My goal is to lose these last 25 - 30 pounds by fall. I know I can do it. I just need to buckle down. If there is one thing this winter has taught me is I CAN mantain... thank goodness. Any other winter I would have gained 5-10 pounds. I guess I will call it good practice for when I actually do reach maintenance mood in my journey. So now with the longer warmer days ahead it is time to get serious again and get that scale moving! I CAN DO THIS! I WILL DO THIS! I AM WORTH IT!

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ASPENJULES 3/9/2009 12:01AM

    Yeah, it'd been ages since I'd blogged too. I really want to lose these last 20-25 lbs too. Good luck to us both, yeah? We both can do this and we are both worth every effort to make it happen. I'm glad we're doing it together.

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ALICERIEGER 3/7/2009 4:23PM

    You are worth it!! It is so much easier to lose weight in the summer when you have a wider choice of fresh fruit and it is so much more pleasant to be outside. I know you WILL do it.

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Thoughts on Time and more...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Been a while since I have blogged... Time is sneaking past me already this year. This time of year we are doing taxes, fileing away the previous year and just over all getting our bearings. We started the year out gung ho ready to kick things back into gear after the holidays. For the most part I have done that. I have caught up on all the behind paperwork (now to keep on top of it), I have increased my exercising, done with taxes, got all the clients quarter and year end paperwork done... but at the same time, I have not been great in the nutrtion side of things. Havn't been horrible, but for some reason the past couple weeks, I have been honestly hungry ALOT. Not sure what is going on... I have been eating alot more carbs as well. Something I thought I had control of. I guess some where along the line my body is craving energy, even if it is superficial carbs. Sure make me crash early in the evenings. I am forcing myself to exercise (glad that I do) but still tired. So I guess my next step is to grab control of the this. It is so much easier in the summer when the days are longer and you can get out doors and be active longer. I miss taking walks to the park with Lacey and playing on the slides (wee's as she calls them). I look forward to those days again. I know she is getting tired of staying in the house all the time as well. She has enough energy inside her to light the whole city...LOL Last night my son said she must have red bull running in her blood...LOL
Anyway I guess with all this rambling, I am saying that I am doing good in some areas, and need to get back to basics in others, that is what this whole life change thing is about right?

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ITSMYLIFE2 2/12/2009 2:54PM

    Look at you go!! You went through a little slump on the eating side but did NOT let yourself slack off on the exercise!! I'm so proud of you. Now I just need you to rub off on me and believe me you have. Thanks for keeping in touch with me it means more then you know. I love that I'm working out again but I have to stick with it-lifetime change takes commitment and that's what I want, to be healthy for the rest of my life.

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GRAVYBABY 1/26/2009 6:52PM

  Hi, I was just reading some of your blogs....havent been on here in ages...I also am trying to get ahold of my weight issues!! Seen we have a Nevada group....need to log on more often you were motivating to me!! Not sure how to navigate this website so not to good at where to go how to get there etc. Love the Saint Bernard we have had 2....they were lots of fun!! Just wanted to say keep up the good work it is a journey and not a quick fix I also am trying to stay motivated and do one day at a time have lost 19 pounds since Thanksgiving and this is the first time I have EVER lost over the Holidays!!!! I really think it is because I just kept journaling and setting small goals for myself...I would tell myself if I really wanted something then I'd have to walk or something to counter it. Sometimes that works sometimes not but just keep going ....I just look at something and BONG I gain! Really I do!! Totally Not FAIR!!!! LOL Have a great week and hope to sign on soon!....Gravybaby emoticon emoticon

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ASPENJULES 1/25/2009 12:56AM

    Hey, Toni... you're doing good. Just start experimenting with what will help with the cravings. Mix your balances up and around, see what works and just keep exercising. You'll get a handle on it. Keep up the good work! I'll be updating Miller's soon. And I'm thinking - 107 miles wouldn't be a long drive, would it? LOLOL Maybe it's time to consider a road trip?

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ELAINEVDW 1/25/2009 12:22AM

    Oh wow, do I hear you! It's like, I either have the working out part down perfectly, or I'm following my nutrition plan to a tee -- but I still haven't mastered doing both at once! It's a learning process, I suppose. I can't wait for summer, either... it's going to be great, riding my bike and taking walks and running outside again.

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CHANGEISGOOD 1/24/2009 11:53AM

    Hi Toni~
Sounds like you have a pretty good handle on things this year. I am just now getting into the swing of things. I want to get my life organized this year. Anyway, thanx for the encouragement on my blog! Hey, I found something that is helping me with the afternoon carb cravings. I have discovered All Bran Strawberry Medley cereal. When the energy crashes and the cravings start, a bowl of this cereal feels like I am having a treat, and it is high in fiber and protein!

Where in Nevada do you live? I live in Las Vegas.

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MNTWINSGAL 1/24/2009 11:45AM

    Hi Toni,
I'm with you--no energy left at the end of the day, craving empty carbs--this time of year is not the dieters friend! We'll get through it though, and look forward to long warm days in the summer when the pounds will almost melt away on their own. (yeah, right--but at least we will have more time and energy to get 'er done!)

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