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Sunday, January 26, 2014

First let me say thank you to all the cheerleaders that encouraged me yesterday and all the days prior. It makes me smile when I look at my blog and see happy thoughts and sincere help coming my way. Second, I must have been extremely tired when I wrote that post (I was) because there are so many grammatical and typo errors it made me laugh when I reread it today.

Today was a little bit of a bummer. I carried my car to the dealership....the only one is 1 hour away from my home....because it was barely running. The bad news is it will cost $1950 to fix it which of course I don't have. The somewhat good news is that it made it home before it died. Will have to be creative to get this worked out.

So while I was sitting at the dealership I had a lot of time to think...6 1/2 hours to be exact. What did I think about when I wasn't worrying about my car? My weight loss and how I am going to achieve it. Obviously, Spark People will play a major role but what else? I went through my food tracker and looked at what I had eaten this week and was really surprised because most of choices were healthy and tasty. I purchased the Spark Activity Tracker and really like it. It did give me a real shock though because it seems I am walking less than 2000 steps per day once I put it on when I start my day. I also only averaged 6 glasses of water a day this week. So what does all this mean?

It means I have work to do but it also means that I have a great start. I am motivated and excited about losing weight and that is truly a first for me. This is going to be a long journey for me and I have to decided to think of each pound I lose as one step closer to my best me. So in the future you may see me say something like, "I traveled 2 steps this week". This will mean I have lost 2 lbs. I know this may seem ridiculous or trivial to some but it creates a visual in my mind that is both optimistic and motivating.

Sorry for the long post but I just had a lot I needed to say tonight. Be Healthy and Happy all!
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TERRIJ7 6/10/2014 9:54PM

    I hope things are better since the writing of this blog.

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GEORGE815 3/4/2014 6:32PM

    Sorry to hear about your car. It is redeeming you are also trying to fix yourself. You can do it!

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PATTYSPENCER 2/16/2014 8:24AM

    So sorry about your car and hope you are able to get it fixed. I too average less than 5000 steps a day (most times it's under 2000) and even going to the local park and walking will gain me only 1 or 2000 more - only once in my walking years have I ever made 10,000 and for me it just seems unatainable unless I buy a treadmill (but I don't have the $ for that). BUT on a good note - any walking we do - any steps we attain is a good thing. You can do this (as can I)!!

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LEANMEAN2 2/16/2014 5:47AM

    Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your steps.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/11/2014 3:13PM

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ALLCOMETRUE 2/1/2014 5:38PM

    I can relate. Glad you put the time waiting to good use. Thanks for the encouragement. Hope you're having a good day. emoticon

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CHICAMIMI 1/31/2014 3:15PM

    That's part of why I love the tracker - it always helps me to see the areas where I'm struggling in black-and-white.

Sorry about your car! Hope it can get fixed!

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IAM_HIS 1/30/2014 11:00AM

    Wonderful, inspiration blog!! It was not long, it was just right. So happy that you are doing so well. emoticon

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ANGELN325 1/30/2014 6:21AM

    Nothing is trivial or silly in this journey. Whatever motivates you is what is going to work for you. I pray you find a solution to your car woes.

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SHANNONY84 1/30/2014 3:14AM

    Great blog! Set goals and get there!

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    Nice

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    I hope that you get your car situation figured out and wish you many steps! emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 1/28/2014 9:30PM

    I think the step = 1 pound is a great way to look at it.

Hey- you could build yourself a stairway out of paper and put it on your wall. Either add a step as you loose or better yet- put the whole thing on the wall and color in the steps you have made it to.

Sounds like you live out in the country. that makes it very hard to be without a car. Good luck with your car. biking is good- but not for everything and definitely not for every kind of weather.

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LOVINGLIFE43 1/28/2014 5:55PM

    Sorry for your car issues.

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FABISERVANTES83 1/28/2014 3:36PM

    Sorry for the car issue; I myself just had to spend over six hundred dollars to fix my car. But, well that's done and the good thing is that my car is running. As far as your long post "don'" be sorry "it was great". I need to start writing myself. Although, I've known about SPARKPEOPLE since 2008 it's taken me till this year to get involved and be more cautious of what I'm putting into my mouth. Previously I would just do the food tracking and promise that this year was the year but never really did do anything to make it my year. 2014 has been different in many ways the most important is "I WANT IT" this year it's a fact that I want to lose weight. There are so many reason but the most important is that I don't know how long I have to live and I am determined to be happy "TODAY; EVERYDAY" and though many say that our appearance does not make our happiness (which is the excuse I had used many years) the truth is that it does to me. I'm not happy when I see myself in the mirror therefore I'm going to make me happy. And where to start? Hum, living a healthier lifestyle. emoticon

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MOMYEROM 1/28/2014 2:17PM

    I'm sorry for the car problems, but glad you had the time to reflect. You're doing great and headed in the right direction! You got this!
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MAWMAW101 1/28/2014 7:24AM

    Wishing you the very best "step by step"!
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MARYJEANSL 1/28/2014 1:20AM

  So very sorry about your car. That's a btdt for me. I had to wait months one one occasion before I managed to get the money to get a car fixed. It is sooooo expensive to fix cars, and discouraging, too, because there always seems to be something new going wrong. I hope you can find a way! Best wishes!

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LIVELYGIRL2 1/28/2014 12:06AM

  That is great news, not about your car, but the other stuff you said. Hang in there. emoticon emoticon

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Isn't it amazing what we see when we take a look at where we have been? Keep up the great insight and motivation you have now and you will go far!!

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AMBER461 1/27/2014 7:55PM

  Great blog, Keep up the success with your steps.

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    Keep up the good work, and good luck with all of your steps. I hope you get lots of them!!! emoticon

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SUSIEMT 1/27/2014 6:32PM

    Good for you! It sounds like you have a plan! Sorry about the death or near death of the car! I have been in your shoes. The mechanic said you would be better off getting a newer car. That would be nice if I could afford one at the time! LOL
I got a SPAT as well! I love mine. it has spurred me on to many more steps!

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03191952 1/27/2014 5:49PM

  It takes a lot of steps for all of us, don't get discouraged

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JUDYFCA 1/27/2014 5:41PM

  Great blog. I also say "reduce rather than "lost" as I don't ever want to "find" my poundage!!!

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NONNAOF2 1/27/2014 4:40PM

  You most certainly are on the right path! I'm so sorry about your car, it's so hard, especially when there are things that you need to get done and can't without one! I hope that you find some money somewhere so you don't have to be without it for a long time. Good luck! :-)

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