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I'm Feeling It

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Well, I finally decided to blog. Thought about it like everyday for the last 3 wks but I just hate sitting down to type. Anyway, I have lots to say, lots to be thankful for, lots to update on. But I'm going to make this short I think.

Anywhoo, I've been back active and tracking some food and all fitness since April 1st. I joined another challenge that isn't on sparkpeople, but there are 69 other women in the challenge. I have to say that I have a love/hate relationship with this challenge so far, but more loving it. I AM FINALLY MAKING PROGRESS!! It feels really good even though is small changes. I think I am going to hit my 1st goal this time or at least get somewhere near it. Today I finally got back outside and decided to go walking with a little bit of jogging at each light poll. But it felt AWESOME!!! I have been making sure that I exercise no less than 4 days each wk 30 min or more. Now when I'm on it, I'm on it and 30 minutes doesn't seem like much to me and I push myself to to wayyy more. But this time around, I am taking what I get & when I feel that need to really push...I do!! I was reading a blog of a very good sparkfriend of mine LYNN-LOVES-LIFE and she said something like she started seeing the results she wanted when she stopped stressing over her weightloss. I am trying to do the same thing.

I have a small goal & I still see the big picture. But I'm not totally obsessing about if I'm eating right, exercising, you know...all the things we tend to let cloud our vision and take the fun out of changing our lives. I know so much about weightloss and how to do it that, I hinder my ownself!!! I mean who does that!!! This time around, I just want to stay consistent, use my sparkfamily and my new friends as motivation to keep moving everyday. Because we/I am bound to slip up, have stressful days, binge, you name it. However, I am going to let it go and move on to the next day just like it's my best fitness day whether eating or exercising. No more stressing. Just get up & do!!!

So far since April 1st, I have only lost 2lbs but I know I have lost almost two inches from my waist and Im not sure about my hips. I can just visually tell they are smaller. And my face lol...I use the forming of my double chin to check whether or not my face is getting bigger. This time around, I can't even make a double chin!!! YAYYY for me!!

For some reason this time around, I really feel like I'm going to make it. I feel like even if I stumble, Im going to be able to dust myself off and keep it moving. I am praying for strength along this road as we should pray always without ceasing. For the good and the bad, for triumphs and road blocks. I'm positive right now & I don't want to lose my momentum. I think I REFUSE to!!! I'm committed to doing what is right for me and my health. I am committed to being and active, supportive, member of my teams and this new challenge. It really doesn't matter if I don't make goal or win the prize. What is going to make my heart content as it is helping to do now is if I don't quit. I have made a 'deal' with another wonderful, inspiring sparksister MS 1PEACEBUNNY to at least update my status daily and try to get in at least 100 minutes of activity weekly and I have done that! Thank you to everyone who offers their encouraging words, motivation, updates, pictures. You all don't know how reading your statuses sometimes take me out of a funk and puts me in a place I need to be to keep it moving!!

Ms NIKKICOLE83, I'm back trying to reach the top and following you everyday. Keep on pushing, you always inspire me to even when you think I'm hiding LOL & MSPROVERBS31 I finally blogged. Glad we are in this challenge together. And WE CAN DO THIS!!! Moving on & focusing on being the BEST me I can be. Thanks for being there friends and keep encouraging and supporting me. You don't know how much it means to me ALL the time!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NIKKICOLE83 5/5/2013 7:08PM

    Well, well, well, Today I decided to take a chance and check your page and what do I find? A blog! I am so happy you are staying positive and keeping at it. You are an inspiration yourself and I cannot wait to see you succeed. You deserve to be completely and utterly happy. I am here whenever you need me.

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MSPROVERBS31 4/30/2013 9:06PM

    You DID blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1<
BR>And I finally read it! LOL, and so loved it and am inspired just in time for May! Oh yeah! LOL

So I hope you keep up with the blogging because I'm encouraged!
And it's true, it's like I know I'm not going to win the prize, 'cause home girl is so far ahead of us that I know she's gettin' it emoticon But the friends we've made and the support is so worth being a part of the challenge.

Oh and I've gained this last week. But that's okay, like I said, I'm encouraged and your blog reading came right on time to keep me going! emoticon

Okay, get ready for that full body shot girl emoticon We Are Doin' This!!! emoticon

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LILSHINE 4/26/2013 1:06PM

    Great blog and glad you're back at it. Don't take the 2#s loss lightly, I've really struggled for months and 2#s would be welcome here. I wish you nothing but the best in the challenge you're in and look forward to reading great things.

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B-LYNN1ST 4/25/2013 10:19PM

    Iím so glad I read your blog today. What a blessing to see my spark friend living life to its full potential.
We wake up each day and we do the same things. We sit on the edge of our beds and we think. Oh lord thank you for blessing me with one more day, we use the bathroom, wash our face and brush our teeth, check on our kids, get them ready for their day Ėthank God for allowing us to share another morning with them, and then we start our day. Now! The start of your day has meaning and a purpose, donít lose that meaning Ėdonít lose your purpose. This is your year of change, and things are changing for you right before your eyes. Your face is changing, your waist is changing, your energy is changing Ėyour outlook on life is changing and thatís the best reward we have as Godís Children. Change!

Change is the best reward Ėonce we notice that change; we keep on embracing it!
Hug it as it grows.

Love Lynn

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LINWASH23 4/24/2013 11:55AM

    I love it, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FUZZIEBEAR3 4/24/2013 10:08AM

    Great attitude! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/23/2013 10:16PM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a super attitude and a great plan in place to reach your goals. I think taking the stress out of it is huge for making it work. emoticon emoticon

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TJSELLERS 4/23/2013 7:15PM

    Congratulations on your progress! Losing 2 inches is much better than losing 2 pounds. I think you are doing great. You should blog more often. I enjoy hearing from you!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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JETTA4BETTA 4/23/2013 6:04PM

  Keep it up! Great job :)

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