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I can do it!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

July and August have not been good months for me. I've overeaten, been on vacation for two of those weeks and not exercised regularly. My kids started school yesterday and this was the week I was to get back on track! I've eaten better the last few days, but only exercised on Sunday. I tried something new and tried to jog in the pool. I ran around the inside of that pool for 30 minutes! I was proud of myself for doing it, but then did not get up on Monday to exercise. My goal is to exercise at least 4 times a week so I can still make that! Here's to getting back on the exercise bandwagon and staying on it for the rest of 2010! emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 8/24/2010 12:58PM

    Just like when you first started, take one step at a time and before you know it you'll be back on track.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Well, I fell off the exercise portion of my healthy lifestyle change..............I went on vacation last week to Cancun, Mexico. I worked over 50 hours the week before I left, so I could go on vacation and try and relax and enjoy myself. I exercised only once (officially) while on vacation, although we did do quite a lot of walking............I got back from vacation and worked another 50+ hours to catch up from being gone. So.........................yesterday, I gave myself a good talking to about forgetting the excuses and getting back on the exercise bandwagon. I managed to drag myself out of bed this morning and walk on the treadmill. Tomorrow I will get up and do some circuit training. Why do I know that I'll do it again tomorrow? Because I've done it before! I've hit my goal weight, I'm maintaining, or attempting to, and I know what it takes. I can now fail, mess up, fall off the wagon, but I no longer 'throw in the towel' and quit. I forgive myself and start taking the right steps to get back on my program and succeed. My favorite quote is 'Defeat is often temporary but giving up is permanent!' This was a temporary setback, not permanent and 'Energy and persistence conquer all things'. Today was the first step back to being on track! emoticon


I did it!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I finally did it!! I reached my goal this weekend! I went out and bought a new bathing suit (even a two piece). That was my reward and I earned it. I lost 34 pounds in about 23 weeks, which averages out to about 1.5 pounds lost per week. Some weeks were no loss, some were gains, but I 'stayed the course' and I made it! One of my 'motivational' quotes that has really helped me along the way is "Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent". This really resonated with me, and when I had a bad weekend and gained several pounds, I used to just give up, throw in the towel and say "I can't do this". But this time, thanks to SparkPeople, I had a new attitude. I gained knowledge and support and 'permission' to have a bad day, make some bad choices, but a new attitude allowing me to realize, we are human, we make mistakes, but that doesn't have to be our 'permanent' outcome. It was temporary, it will pass, and each day is a new day, each meal is a new opportunity to make better choices and each 10 minutes is enough time to get some exercise! They say it takes 4-6 months for something to become a habit, I've been 'sparking' for almost 6 months and I'm not stopping now!!! Health, happiness, and fitness have been embraced by me and my husband asked me to be his personal trainer just yesterday so he can get fit and healthy also. The results speak for themselves. What a great Monday!!

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WHITNEETHEYOGI 11/16/2009 1:08PM

    i know this post is a bit old, but still had to give you a CONGRATS!!! thats so awesome, i love hearing when people reach their goals! emoticon

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Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp (May 2009)

Sunday, May 03, 2009

I'm planning on fully participating and completing this boot camp. It is my first one, so we'll see how I do. I'd like to lose 7 more pounds and hit my goal weight by the end of the month. (130 pounds) Here we go!!

Starting Stats/Ending Stats (May 4, 2009/May 30, 2009)
Weight 135/
Waist 30.5/
Hips 39.5
Neck 13.5


2/5/09: Yesterday was hard..............

Thursday, February 05, 2009

OK, I've been a Spark people member for just about a month now, and I decided today should be the day I try to post my first blog entry. So, here goes...................Yesterday was a bad day. I had cravings all day long and fought them off. I did a short workout but it wasn't a 'good' one. I didn't sweat enough or feel I really gave it my all. I finally gave in at dinner and had a brownie with the rest of my family after dinner. Then, in an attempt to get rid of the rest of the sweets left over in my house since our annual Super Bowl party, I froze some Valentine sugar cookies for the kids until next week, made another plate of cookies for my husband to take to work and proceeded to eat 3 different cookies (as I was putting them away......) sigh!! So, I beat myself up some, felt really bad about it and went to bed. This morning, I had gained a pound. So, I started to beat myself up some more about it and get depressed. Then, I remembered this is a lifestyle change and we are living life every day! I decided to take some of the advice I'd seen and decided yesterday was a 'bad' day but that today was a new day and it would be better! That's a big attitude change for me! So far today, I've done really well, and I've already had 5 of my 8 glasses of water, which is one of my Spark streaks I've been able to embrace and do well. I logged all my 'cookie binge' calories from last night and remembered today would be better! And it has been..................... emoticon

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MAZZY0774 2/5/2009 3:02PM

    emoticon Take it day by day. Allow yourself some rewards and breaks, but don't be too hard on yourself. You are right - it is a LIFE CHANGE. I'm still struggling with that realization. It's going to have to be better decision making going on daily about how active I am and what I eat. It's just life now. Good for YOU!


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ZVER1028 2/5/2009 2:59PM

    Good for you! We all have those moments - progress, not perfection. emoticon emoticon

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