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Consistently Persistent

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

According to the dictionary, one meaning of consistency is a steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.

Unfortunately, my name isn't listed next to this definition. I have not been consistently Sparking, consistently exercising, consistently avoiding the wrong food or consistently keeping my goals before my eyes.

Fortunately, there are thousands of other words in the dictionary. I happen to have found one that better describes me: persistent. One meaning of persistent is "constantly repeated; persisting especially in spite of opposition."

You see, I may have quit sparking many times and I may have quit exercising many more times, but one thing is for sure...I never give up. Despite the fact that 25 lbs extra pounds are still lingering on my body, pounds that I have vowed time & time again to get rid of, no matter how many times I stop & start over, I will not be denied the health and ideal weight that I desire.

It's always a good day to start over. Why not today? Why not right now?

So, today I dusted off my Sparkpeople.com password, tracked my food intake, dranks lots of water, spun the Spark points wheel and committed to my daughter that I would do P90X with her after I got off work.

Tomorrow, I just have to do the same thing. And the next day, the same thing.

How 'bout we take this thing one day, one meal, one workout and one pound at a time. Ok, maybe 2 or 3 pounds at a time would be better, but you get the idea.

I just have to be persistent with being consistent and I'll be well on my way to meeting my goal. Let's do this thing, shall we?

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 8/28/2011 7:17PM

    Awesome. Go girl!

Let's do this thing!

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DUTCHDAVE 8/2/2011 7:16PM

    I couldnt agree with this more

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Today's blog post is brought to you by the number 44.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

44- the age I turned today
44- the number of pounds I need to lose to be within normal weight range
44- the number if licks it takes to get to the bottom of a Tootsie Roll pop

Ok, so that last one isn't true, but the first two are. I count it a blessing to be 44, but I don't like the fact that the gray on my head is looking a little more obnoxious these days.

I also don't like the fact that I'm still 44 pounds away from my goal. I decided, however, that this WILL be the year I reach my goal weight. No excuses.

It's been about 8 weeks since I've been Sparking. The good thing is is that I've managed to maintain my weight over those 8 weeks. The bad thing is that I've maintained my weight over those 8 weeks. I don't think I hit a plateau; I just wasn't tracking my food/water and I wasn't exercising.

But today is a new day. I have a new vision; a revived drive.

By reaching my goal weight, I will be giving myself the chance to have many more birthdays to celebrate with my family. I have to do this. I will do this.

  
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VICTORYB 2/14/2011 11:43PM

    Thank you ladies!! I appreciate your support. You all are awesome!!

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BEYOURBEST1 2/12/2011 5:08PM

    Happy Birthday!
You can achieve your goals.
Enjoy your special day!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/12/2011 4:28PM

    you can do it!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm almost there

Sunday, December 05, 2010

My college graduation is 2 short weeks away. I am so thankful, but at the same time, I have a feeling these next 2 weeks are going to be non-stop activities. Perhaps if I listed all the things I need to do, it will make me feel better. Let's try it:

Finish editing video for social media class
Final for theatre history class
Compile procedures manual for field experience requirement
Address & mail graduation invitations
Prepare birthday party invites for Jess' birthday (held day after graduation)
Christmas decorating
Christmas shopping
Christmas wrapping
Shop for graduation dress for me
Shop for kids' outfits for my graduation and Christmas program
Jess' party
Clean the house
All of the above in addition to 40+ hour work weeks and normal family
caretaking activities

Ok, well, that really doesn't make me feel better, but at least I have a list that I can begin to check off.

I am really not sure how much exercise I can get in these next 2 weeks, but I will continue to eat within my calorie range and drink lots and lots of water.

Happy Holidays!

  
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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 12/6/2010 9:17AM

    Wow great plan to check off the list. You will do great and congrats on almost being done with school. I remember going to college with a 3, 2, and newborn, it was tuff.

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APIRLRAIN888 12/5/2010 8:46PM

    congratz! you can do it

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ALYSSAMICHELLE5 12/5/2010 7:46PM

    Ooops, sorry it posted twice. Weird. lol

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ALYSSAMICHELLE5 12/5/2010 7:45PM

    Oh my goodness! Busy busy busy!!! But, it is totally exciting that you are graduating!!!! I have another year and a half to go for my undergrad degree and then I go on to get my masters and J.D. (another four years and LOTS more studying and finals).

You will do great :) Remember to take care of you! Put THAT on your list!!! :) You can do all of it!

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ALYSSAMICHELLE5 12/5/2010 7:45PM

    Oh my goodness! Busy busy busy!!! But, it is totally exciting that you are graduating!!!! I have another year and a half to go for my undergrad degree and then I go on to get my masters and J.D. (another four years and LOTS more studying and finals).

You will do great :) Remember to take care of you! Put THAT on your list!!! :) You can do all of it!

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BEYOURBEST1 12/5/2010 7:03PM

    Congratulations on your graduation!
You have to take care of a lot of things but they are all good and happy ones, thank God.
You can do it. Nothing will happen if you cannot get the exercise in. Once things calm down, you will be able to exercise more.
You are doing a great job on all fronts. Congrats!

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MOMMYKAY038 12/5/2010 5:17PM

    What an exciting time for you! Great list! I love lists!

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Pushed to the limit!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ok. Wow! I just did day 1 of week 4 of Spark Your Way to 10k. It went like this:

Walk 2 minutes @ 3.5mph; Run 3 minutes @5mph x 10. It is a lot tougher than it sounds. I ended up walking a little slower (3.3) and a couple of times I took my running speed down to 4.8 to recover.

BUT

I finished it for today!! It turned out to be 3.75 miles and burned 500 calories.

Running is not for the wimpy and I'm no wimp.

  
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ZZYYGGY 11/24/2010 9:38PM

    Way to go. Great job.

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Need some input please

Friday, November 19, 2010

What do you do when you haven't eaten near enough calories for the day and it is already evening time?

I've had this issue a few times lately, as this last college semester comes to a close, because I've been so busy studying. I was at the library today for several hours and I took snacks, but didn't really eat them. I wasn't hungry! But I'm so far behind in calories, I've only eaten half and that is with eating a small dinner.

Any advice? I don't want to eat if I'm not hungry, but I also know if I don't eat enough, my body may think I'm starving it. I don't want to lose any momentum.

Let me know your thought, please.

  
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VICTORYB 11/19/2010 10:53PM

    Thanks everyone! I'm glad that one off day won't have much impact.

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BOOKWORM27S 11/19/2010 6:47PM

    A couple of days of being below your recommended calorie intake will not have any long term effects on your metabolism. If you are not hungry, then do not feel like you have to eat.
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TEACHDIANN78 11/19/2010 6:36PM

    I was wondering the same thing! Last night I ate some peanut butter crackers!

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IWANT2LOSEIT1 11/19/2010 6:33PM

    I think the best thing to do is to eat your snack and have your meals acrossed throughout the day, so you not left with so many calories at the end of the day. That is the only advice I can give you. Good luck with your studies!

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