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You Can Crumble Or You Can Conquer

Thursday, July 03, 2014



I am lucky enough to have reached some goals at the end of June. One of my big challenges was to lose 70 pounds and I got to that mark at last. My weight loss slowed down at the end of the month, but I managed to get those last couple of pounds in and get my 70-pound trophy before the month was up. But, I'm definitely excited about having lost this much weight, even as I'm setting my sights on 80 pounds now. I have found that it's much easier to get around and do things now that I've lost so much, and I've really noticed a difference in the way I look. I've come a long way since last October when I weighed 250 pounds and it all kind of seems like a strange dream I had. Certainly glad I'm not that heavy anymore and looking forward to the coming months when I lose the remainder of my weight.

So, I'm taking a few moments at the beginning of July to just appreciate how far I've gotten and all that I've accomplished before I move forward. June was a pretty stressful month with the BLC/Dietbet challenge going on so it was nice to take a couple of days off after it was over to just rest and relax.

Speaking of the BLC/Dietbet challenge, I should mention here that I met my other goal: I won the contest. I won $45 and got myself two nice tops from The Limited as a reward for all of my hard work in June. So, I have that to look forward to in the mail in the coming weeks and I will always be able to wear those tops and think of my time in the challenge and the work we all did. I also won one of the mini challenges and got a $15 gift card to Amazon.com and bought myself a book, so overall I did well! It was worth being in.

My goals for July are pretty simple. In June I lost a lot of weight, but I slacked off on my fitness quite a bit. I only had 1500 fitness minutes and I wasn't faithful about doing yoga or kickboxing, I mainly just walked--and I drank water, but not 8 glasses a day. So, for July my goals are to get back in the swing of things with my fitness, get back to doing yoga and kickboxing along with walking, and to drink more water. Also, log more minutes on Spark. I need to catch up on here. The nice thing about this fitness journey is that you can always start over, continually start over, whenever you need to. As many times as you need to. And in July I am just renewing my commitment. And excited to see where the month takes me.
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LOSER_ZIMM 7/22/2014 8:50AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing! Congrats on your success!

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FANNYMANSON 7/10/2014 5:39PM

    I'm so glad to hear about your progress! You are definitely on the right path! Keep it up!

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 7/8/2014 9:05PM

    emoticon job. I admire your focus. Keep doing what you do, it works for you.

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LILY8486 7/7/2014 6:59AM

    Wow! You are doing an awesome job!! You have a great attitude and I know you will gain the victory!

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KNIBARG 7/5/2014 6:47PM

    Great job! Keep up the good work - continue to set goals and celebrate successes - sounds like you have this journey in the bag!!!

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BLUEEYESCANADA 7/5/2014 10:26AM

    What an emoticon month you had! Keep up the emoticon work! emoticon

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PHEBESS 7/4/2014 9:37PM

    YAY!!!!! BIG congrats - that is a wonderful achievement!!!!

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MAWMAW101 7/4/2014 8:48PM

    Congratulations to you......keep up your great attitude!
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Phyllis~~

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PATRICIA-CR 7/4/2014 12:44PM

    Superb job and attitude!

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KATELJM 7/4/2014 9:31AM

    You get an A in Stick-to-it-tiveness!

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FALLNTENN 7/4/2014 9:23AM

    Congratulations on doing so well. Keep up the momentum!

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LOOPYLOU0363 7/4/2014 9:11AM

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REALITYCHECK86 7/4/2014 7:55AM

    Congrats on making it to 70 lbs!! There are always things that can be improved upon, it's good to reflect so that you are aware of what needs to be changed. Good luck in July!!
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KOHINOOR2 7/3/2014 10:20PM

    emoticon Congratulations on all your accomplishments. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAYDE53 7/3/2014 9:56PM

    emoticon Wow, you're amazing & an inspiration!! I'm sure you'll make your next goal! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LANCER1984 7/3/2014 6:33PM

    emoticon on reaching all those goals. I think you do need to take a step back, reflect and enjoy. Love having you in the kitchen. Drop in sometime to my kitchen to say hi - would love to get to know you better. You inspire me!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/3/2014 5:28PM

    Absolutely great job!!! HUGS



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NINAHAPPYHEART 7/3/2014 5:03PM

    Congrats for everything you've accomplished so far. You'll always be an incredible inspiration to all of us.
Thanks for sharing :)

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EMMACORY 7/3/2014 2:18PM

    emoticon emoticon on reaching a milestone. You deserve it with all the effort you put into it. emoticon

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DWORB415 7/3/2014 11:38AM

    Way to go!! emoticon emoticon

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DIDI_60LBS_BY60 7/3/2014 11:32AM

    Wow what a great accomplishment!! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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Diane

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/3/2014 10:49AM

    emoticon emoticon You can do this.

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WHYTEBROWN 7/3/2014 10:01AM

    WOW!! emoticon Ciara on ALL you success!!! emoticon with losing 70 lbs in mere months and emoticon with kicking butt on that challenge. You're an inspiration girl and your plans for July sound emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 7/3/2014 9:55AM

    Fantastic! You are doing so well .............. and I just know you will continue. (If I may, my hubby and I carry our hydro-flask everywhere with us) ............... It keeps the ice water COLD and I just can't be without it!) ................. Once the habit is locked in, it will be automatic! ................... emoticon ............ also thanks much for commenting on my birthday blog today!!!

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WATERDIAMONDS 7/3/2014 8:32AM

    George Bernard Shaw wrote, "Life was not meant to be easy, but take courage; it can be delightful." I think fitness makes it all the more so.

Your comment that we can start over resonates with this same concept. It's not easy to get up and do the yoga and the kickboxing, it's not easy to drink the water, but, oh, the results are so delightful!

Congratulations on your victories but even more on your keen self-assessment and renewed commitment. Well done.



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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/3/2014 8:10AM

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NANCY- 7/3/2014 7:48AM

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It is a really great thing that every moment is an opportunity to begin anew.
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ICECUB 7/3/2014 7:43AM

    you did good!! emoticon emoticon on weight loss.

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INGMARIE 7/3/2014 7:19AM

    emoticon Congrats on the weight loss and the $45.00 is nothing to sneeze at either.
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AJR2013AJR 7/3/2014 7:16AM

    Congratulations! Looks like you chose to conquer!

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NYKIMMIE 7/3/2014 7:04AM

    Your Awesome!

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CAROL_31649731 7/3/2014 6:57AM

    Great accomplishment & great future goals! So happy for you!!! Keep on sparking, my friend. You're doing great!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 7/3/2014 6:48AM

    Amazing job! Great progress and great attitude!


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MARYANNSQUEST 7/3/2014 6:33AM

    Congrats on reaching your goals! You are doing fantastic
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Maryann

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/3/2014 6:26AM

    Wow, congratulations on your wins!

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