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Partner in Crime

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I got married this past February and wanted to be at my goal weight but didn't make it a priority. Now the love of my life and I have recommitted to health and fitness for ourselves and our family.

I'm going do a little less talking and a lot more action!

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TATTER3 7/19/2013 7:22PM

    What a neat thing to do as a couple!!

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WINACHST 7/18/2013 10:22AM

    emoticon Support from loved ones goes a long way in meeting your goals.

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ZRIE014 7/18/2013 12:41AM

  think positive and you will

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IDICEM 7/18/2013 12:17AM

  Congratulations on taking the first step! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Still lost in the planning

Monday, October 01, 2012


I'm laughing at my last blog post from about 10 months ago...I said I was lost in the planning and missing the execution!

I've still been there. My goal is to plan once a week, revisit daily to checkin and update, but get lost in the execution. That's how I am going to get this done.

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TEMPERANCE88 10/1/2012 11:18AM

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WINACHST 10/1/2012 11:04AM

    I am there with you - heehee

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Starting yet again

Monday, October 01, 2012

What I know is that there is no winning without paying a price...and that in order to see BIG changes it starts with a series of small changes...and that it didn't come on in a day and it won't come off in a day either.

I know when I start I am excited and believe in the possibilities. I know when I do the right things, it really does work. I know the importance of eating well, sleeping well, and exercising hard. I know I am setting an example for my girls. I know I am impacting my future health. I know I can do it if I set my mind to it.

I know that I get distracted...and lose motivation. I know there are days I want to come home and crawl into bed and disappear. I know my job is stressful. I know I bite off more than I can chew. I know I can't be the best for others if I don't take care of myself. I know I will feel better overall and have more energy when I lose weight. I know that 46% bodyfat is NOT where I need to be.

I know that being proactive always pays off. I know that doing it better today than I did yesterday is PROGRESS. I know these 80 pounds won't just melt off...I will have to fight them off.

What I forget sometimes is that I am my own worst enemy. I tell myself it can't be done, I'm too.....(tired, stressed, emotionally drained, exhausted) or I have....(too much to do for work, too much to do at home, too little time) or the girls have (too much homework, too much energy, too much going on)

Yesterday I said to my daughter, "It all sounds like excuses to me...I'm tired of excuses...figure out a way to get it done"

So today, I stand here saying the same thing to myself. I don't want to turn into the 67 year old woman who thinks her life is over and has stopped trying. I want to be better at 34 than I am at 33.

I have about 12 weeks until Christmas....I am going to KICK IT in gear before then. No excuses...life is too short for that.

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TEMPERANCE88 10/1/2012 11:21AM

    I totally understand your comment about being your own worst enemy! It's crazy how we *know* what we should be doing, but talk ourselves out of it all the time. I haven't lost anything for over a year because I've been my own worst enemy. But the great thing is since we do know what to do, we can get ourselves going again and make it great! Your goal to kick it into gear before Christmas is perfect. You can do it!

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WINACHST 10/1/2012 11:06AM

    Go for it!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

So I got distracted...probably happens to the best of us (at least that is what I tell myself to try to feel better emoticon)

I have been so busy tracking, planning, shopping for and preparing healthy meals, thinking about working out, setting goals, etc...that I got lost in the planning and distracted from the execution.

I know the right things to do and have excellent plans but when it comes time to eat well, sleep well, work out hard, and take phenomenal care of myself...I keep coming up short.

I have been distracted by movies, cleaning, facebook, online dating, kids projects, budgeting, Christmas planning, work and even SparkPeople. It is easy to think about working out and a whole other thing to actually do it.

So I have decided that until Christmas, each day I am giving myself 5 gifts

1. 8 glasses of water
2. 1 healthy breakfast
3. 30 minute workout
4. 8 hours of sleep
5. quiet time with my bible

My goal is to be 10 pounds lighter by Christmas and I know the rest will keep me recharged! For 30 days, no distractions!

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WINACHST 11/29/2011 4:30AM

    I know how easy it is to get distracted even by SparkPeople, so much that I often have to set a timer so I don't forget about the time. Those are great gifts you are giving yourself.

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BELLE0308 11/28/2011 10:08AM

    Great blog!! I know what you are saying about being distracted. I was fortunate to switch career paths in August and while I really love my new job, my schedule has taken a shift for the worse. I have gotten off kilter and need to get back on. I got on the scale this morning and we won't even talk about that....BUT....you have a great plan. I am going to adopt most of your suggestions as well. I can tell you that because of my job and the schedule I have, I can't always get 8 hours of sleep every night, but I will try to get 8 hours a day which may mean taking naps. Thanks for the boost!! I really appreciate it. emoticon

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Success is making a choice...again and again and again

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I love something that I heard today, #1 quality of successful people is that they have made a choice and then they make a choice again and again.

We know it is hard but it is worth it.

All I need to say today...and a great reminder!

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WINACHST 10/23/2011 6:46AM

    so true.

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