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Day 6 Challenge Blog-Do you need motivation or advice? Just ask for it!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

I think we all need motivation or advice from time to time. It is hard to change your life and without advice or motivation your lost! To me all of the blogs and support by teammates has been so extremely motivating. Sharing with each other our goals and what is working or not working gives us an upper hand to people who don't have the kind of support that we have here on sparks! I know myself I am much better at giving advice then taking it normally but not here. I learn so much everyday by what others are doing. I am never afraid to ask for help or advice here because we are all going through similar struggles as we are getting ourselves healthy and everyone is so wonderful to share.
I am a great self motivator and for me that is a plus. I know others struggle with this so I try to give all I can to others for all I receive here I feel like it is my way to pay it forward.
This week has been a difficult week for me with us being broke down. I had a very great plan in place and it got totally wiped away. I am a control freak and this has pushed my patience to say the least. Instead of getting frustrated and just throwing in the towel, I have tried to do my best with what I have had around me. Don't know how good that will play out on the scale Saturday but I am hopeful.
I don't like that I haven't been able to get in the exercise that I would like to, but I have tried to do something each day. Food choices have been limited but I have managed to still get in my freggies and tried to make the healthiest choices of the options available.
Without this challenge I may have given up but the accountability to my teammates has made me push harder to do something and has really kept me motivated.
I thank all of you for your support and friendship it means so much to me!

Today is going to be a harder day for me. Our truck will be ready so hopeful to be rolling somewhere by this afternoon. Unfortunately I woke up this morning with my back out. To many days on to soft of a bed. Thankfully I always keep meds with me for it just in case but hate to take them. They make me foggy feeling and not very stable on my feet. There will be no exercise for me today and that bothers me but I know you can't do what you can't do.
I will make healthy choices otherwise and pray tomorrow it is back to normal.

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MICKEYH 3/8/2013 12:33AM

    Kristy, I want to thank you so much for all the support you have been giving to me since I joined this Awesome A team. Your support is greatly appreciate it. It means a lot to me. But you are going thru tough time for yourself due to truck broke down and your back pain. I am amazing how you do it all you are doing for the team. Thank you so much for all your help to our team. Take care and get well soon.
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GLORIAMAJDI 3/7/2013 7:33PM

    It sounds like you have done very well given the situation. Hope that your back feels better - and have a safe trip home!

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OILPAINTER 3/7/2013 6:08PM

    emoticon YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!!
Simply THINKING about your daily challenges and making the BEST choices presented to you at that moment, is a HUGE success... whether those choices are "perfect' or not... you are doing GREAT!!!

Best of luck with your program and your challenges!!! And I hope your back gets better quickly.

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I just wrote a blog about a PSYCHOLOGY TODAY article that might interest you... it talks about overcoming our "inner con-artist"... "STOP horsing around with our weight loss!"

This article talks about recognizing and DEALING WITH our "Inner Con-Artist"... YOU MUST BEAT THE INNER CON-ARTIST!!! Eating temptations will accompany you throughout your life.... When "white knuckling" doesn't work for you, alternatives are given.

Catch the inner Con-Artist by THINKING about your thinking. You may hear the word "later" iterating through your mind. The "I'll stop later" message also can erupt while you're eating fattening food or using addictive substances.

It is GREAT to see you in SparkNashville's "Town Square" chat thread again!!!

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 3/7/2013 5:59PM

    Kristy...
I know things will be better and you'll be up and at 'em with "plan b."

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MHNGJR 3/7/2013 3:29PM

    Great Attitude! So sorry about your emoticon back. Hoping the truck runs great and that you're home in no time.

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PILLYWIGGIN 3/7/2013 3:23PM

    Your attitude under such adversity is Awesome! I hope that your back improves quickly and that you are pleased with your weigh-in on Saturday - you have earned it!

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TURTLETALK 3/7/2013 2:29PM

    Hang in there. You will soon be home and in your own bed!

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MINNA72 3/7/2013 2:27PM

    Rough week for you, Kristy. I hope things start going your way asap.

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FLYCHRISTI 3/7/2013 2:06PM

    emoticon I hope tomorrow your back will be allright.
Nice blog. Thanks for sharing.
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BARBIE176 3/7/2013 2:04PM

    I hope your back feels better soon. I can certainly relate to that. It is unfortunate that life happened to mess with your plan this week, but you have done an awesome job of making the best of it.

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DOROTHYBERO 3/7/2013 1:44PM

    What a rough week but you took lemons and made lemonade - way to go!

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KRISTINSGOALS 3/7/2013 12:18PM

    I hope your back feels better quickly, Kristy!

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