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Letter of Encouragement To My Best Friend

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dear Cathleen,

You are AMAZING! You've been working so hard. I've noticed. I may not say something all the time, but I HAVE NOTICED. LOOK AT HOW MUCH WEIGHT YOU'VE LOST: 47 lbs so far! You're only 27 lbs from your goal! You're doing terrific. Don't stop now. I know you're tired and it's ok that you rest. But don't rest too long. Don't go to sleep. Get yourself up and just do it. You know you can - you've done it before. I'm so proud of you for hanging in there so long. This "diet" of yours has turned into a lifestyle. You're much happier now. Keep doing whatever it is that you're doing, because it's working. I love that you're interested in things again. Where'd that fire come from? SparkPeople? Well, let's thank God for SparkPeople! I've never seen you so alive! You're glowing! I just wanted to let you know how terrific you're doing and encourage you to keep up the awesome work. Now, let's get out there and do it!!!!

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Cathleen

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NELLIEC 9/15/2012 3:29PM

    It is great to encourage yourself! Sometimes that is the hardest to feel encouraging to ourselves!

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MENNOLY 9/15/2012 12:56PM

    emoticon You have done a fantastic job! Good Luck on making your final goal! You can do it! Keep up the enthusiasm and move on to success! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAINTBERNARD6 9/15/2012 11:57AM

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AZMOMXTWO 9/15/2012 11:42AM

  thanks may I use some of your positive attitude on myself

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Reasons Behind My Goals

Friday, September 14, 2012

1. I want to look good.

2. I want to be healthier.

3. I want to live a healthier, more satisfying life.

4. I want to control my high blood pressure through diet and exercise.

5. I want to be a positive influence on my husband so he can live a long, healthy life.

  
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MENNOLY 9/14/2012 7:50PM

    emoticon goals! I hope you reach all of them!

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 9/14/2012 7:08PM

    Those are fantastic reasons!

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CJJANISS 9/14/2012 3:19PM

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NELLIEC 9/14/2012 2:55PM

    Those are excellent reasons. I particularly like the last one, and hopefully your husband will take it to heart!

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MOVIEGRL1737 9/14/2012 1:26PM

    All good reasons. Keep with it!
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1 Step back, 2 Steps Forward

Friday, September 07, 2012

When I miss-step, do things as right as possible as much as I can.

Pick 2 positive steps I can take toward my goals when I take a step backward (or sideways!):

1. Do a 10 minute workout video.

2. Cook a healthy recipe.

3. Track my food.

4. Drink my water.

5. Take a walk.

6. Re-Read journal entries.

7. Listen to an inspirational song.

Remember to externalize failure and internalize success.

  
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NELLIEC 9/7/2012 4:15PM

    That sounds like a good idea.

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My Top Excuses To Not Work Out and Counter-excuses

Thursday, September 06, 2012

My most common excuses that get in the way of my workouts and a counter-excuse:

1. I don't want to - just do it.

2. I woke up too late - work out this evening or do a cardio video or two during the day.

3. My husband upset me - exercise decreases stress.

4. I don't feel good - I'll feel better.

5. I'm tired - exercise energizes me.

  
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MENNOLY 9/6/2012 6:53PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon So now just do it!

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LINOVER 9/6/2012 6:41PM

    Great list! I will have to remember these!

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NELLIEC 9/6/2012 4:17PM

    That sounds like a great plan! Phooey to the excuses!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/6/2012 2:00PM

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Snack Ideas

Thursday, September 06, 2012

1. 1 oz lowfat cheddar cheese + 1/2 cup grapes

2. 1 celery stalk, 1 T peanut butter + 20 raisins

3. 6 oz greek yogurt + 1/2 cup strawberries

4. 2 T hummus + 1/2 cup baby carrots

5. 1 cup popcorn + 20 oz sparkling water

6. 1 part-skim mozzarella stick + 1/4 cup marinara sauce

7. "Steph's High Fiber Brownie" + 1 cup skim milk

8. 1 "Granny's Mock Ice Cream Sandwich" + 1/2 cup frozen mango

9. 1 serving "Cream Cheese and Salsa Pinwheels" + 1/4 cup dried cranberries

10. 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese + 1/2 cup sliced peaches

11. 1 baked apple + 1 oz lowfat cheddar cheese

  
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BLUEKITTYJAN 9/7/2012 3:33AM

    Gonna try the brownies

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LINOVER 9/6/2012 9:23PM

    Great ideas!

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RONNIEHUEY 9/6/2012 12:08PM

    Thank you!Add frozen grapes.Yummy and low calorie

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DMEYER4 9/6/2012 11:38AM

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