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Quiet Time Is Over & No Weigh September!

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

It was a mere 2 days ago that I said I needed to take some "quiet time" for myself to kind of figure out what was going on with me. Well, quiet time is over! emoticon So seriously, I really can't stay away from Spark. It just goes to show how much this is a part of my life, my weight loss journey and my everyday routine. I think I was just feeling really overwhelmed, but luckily that feeling has passed! I'm not back on track, but I am ready to be! That might sound silly, but I guess there just gets to a point where you are like "I'm truly ready to get back to business!" and now is that time. FINALLY! LOL!

Instead of setting little goals, I am trying to shift my thinking. I am going to work on forming a routine, or a way of life. Instead of having cut and dry goals that I end up feeling like a failure if I can't hit them, I am going to work on having a consistent routine in my life. I think that will benefit me in all areas. I won't bore you with each and every detail, but some of these things will include:

emoticon Walking Sparky, wearing my fitbit again and being more active during the day.

emoticon Not having fast food. Hitting the drive thru regularly is what got me to my heaviest, and it just simply can't be part of my healthy lifestyle. For some reason, I can't have it in moderation anymore, so it has to go. The exception to this rule is going out to dinner with family or friends... that is more social and that is going to happen from time to time for sure!


emoticon Getting back to tracking my food.

emoticon Adding in strength training and more intentional exercise.

emoticon Having a routine for my cleaning and assigned chore days... Wed: Grocery Shopping, Thurs: Laundry, Fri: Food prep for work, etc etc.

emoticon The hugest change it all is going to be the hardest! Only weighing once a month! *GASPS* Can I do it?! Maybe not. But there is a stipulation that comes along with this. When I am doing bad, I need to see that scale every once in a while, to see the damage I am doing. It is so easy to be "out of sight out of mind" with it, and next thing you know you've gained back 20 pounds. I can not let that happen. So as long as I am on track and doing well, I want to weigh in maybe the first of every month. I will weigh myself the last day of August (which won't be pretty btw) and then not until the 1st of October if all goes well. In theory this will be good for me... I know myself and think it will be helpful, IF I can do it. I have a lot of theories that don't quite pan out, so I have to remember to remain flexible, in all areas! But I would really like to make September the best month yet! I just need to stay focused and get the job done. I know what to do, that is how I lost 90 pounds, but I just need to DO IT! emoticon emoticon




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CICELY360 9/14/2014 12:04AM

  good blog

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MRSRIGS1 9/13/2014 1:59PM

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I've recently gone back to work and it's been a challenge getting myself organized as well. So, I went back to what use to work for me and that is getting into a routine. emoticon

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IMAVISION 9/7/2014 11:25AM

    Wishing you continued success to goal!

God bless!

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 9/7/2014 12:15AM

    Great Blog! Wishing you the best of luck!
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BARBIE176 9/5/2014 12:15PM

    emoticon good luck on achieving your September goals!

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TAYGRL 9/5/2014 12:38AM

    Best.plan.evAH!

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WOOFERCOALBOY 9/4/2014 10:38PM

    Good work.

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SUNNYSUNNIE 9/4/2014 9:38PM

  For me, the bad thing about weighing every day is that if the scale is up, I feel terrible about myself all day, which tends to result in less than optimal choices!!
Thanks for giving voice to what many are feeling. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 9/4/2014 3:54PM

    We gave up fast food about 2 years ago. When I see people eating it I wonder how. Real food taste so much better

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NONNAOF2 9/4/2014 2:54PM

  It's hard sitting back isn't it?!? You just have all that energy that needs to get out there to help better yourself! It sounds as if you are on the right road ahead!! :-)

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SIMONEKP 9/4/2014 11:48AM

    whatever works

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JAZZII4 9/4/2014 11:47AM

    emoticon Sounds like a great plan! emoticon

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BOB5148 9/4/2014 10:54AM

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JOVANI687 9/4/2014 10:04AM

    So inspiring. I also started weighing once a month and its so much better and less stressful! :-)

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GARYNANN 9/4/2014 9:15AM

  New attitude...new you!

I love it!

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CHERYLHURT 9/4/2014 7:10AM

  I am so bad at tracking... emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/3/2014 8:40PM

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KBURGOS05 9/3/2014 1:42PM

    the last quote is exactly how i feel today. so i am telling my self there is no better day than today. your emoticon blog was an affirmation.

Thank you

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GRANNIEC1 9/3/2014 10:44AM

    Awesome attitude! You can do it. I've been in your shoes. my problem is sugar. But, I found if I totally cut it out except for fruit I could do it. I can't have cake, muffins etc in the house....if there is more then just one I'm all over them. Then hate myself. So your goals are attainable!! KICK BUTT this month and start seeing your goals emoticon

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WORDWOMAN7 9/3/2014 9:08AM

    Great post! Keep up the good work.

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VLACKE01 9/3/2014 6:41AM

  Great reminder about getting back to the basics, and focusing on what's REALLY important. You have inspired me to take a break from the scale for a month; it's a distraction from my goals. Thank you!

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TKOCHERA115 9/2/2014 10:59PM

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WV_CAROLE 9/2/2014 10:03PM

    My hubby and I gave up fast food about 10 months ago! At first it was -wow what are we going to eat-but now we would not even think of stopping for fast food. The other day we were out longer than expected and both hungry, so I ran in a grocery store and got 2 nectarines. As we sat in the car eating our nectarines and drinking our water, we both started laughing-our lives are so different since we don't fast food!
It is easy after the first couple of weeks once you get your new groove on! emoticon emoticon

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MAWMAW101 9/2/2014 9:28PM

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CINDYLOU4782 9/2/2014 8:04PM

    Great blog...good tips

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SUBMOM2 9/2/2014 7:43PM

    Good for you. September is going to be a great month!!

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LADYGSC 9/2/2014 3:41PM

    You're speaking some of my thoughts - emoticon

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 9/2/2014 3:38PM

    Reach for the stars Steph, YOU CAN DO IT. You can do ANYTHING!!

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SPASCAL 9/2/2014 3:06PM

    I like your action plan! It is important to have some structure to support the living we want to do... That kind of discipline is what I am aspiring to develop, so that I too can live fully and live well! Thank you... Keep going!

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ONTHEPATH2 9/2/2014 2:56PM

    Awesome plan!!! I went to weighing once a month and did much better. I told myself just to put forth my best effort each day. I must admit most months I was happy with the results. Those I wasn't, I could look back and see where I strayed from either healthy eating or exercise - or both! You can do it!!! It's all about change!!!

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CAROL494 9/2/2014 2:15PM

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MAYBER 9/2/2014 1:09PM

    Great plan Great goals
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One day at a time

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/2/2014 11:37AM

  I hear your goals loud and clear and you should like a winner! emoticon

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BILLSGAL 9/2/2014 11:35AM

    I've been struggling lately too but am resolving to make better choices today...not tomorrow...TODAY! emoticon

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ROCKLE45 9/2/2014 11:23AM

  You are always a source of motivation, and I find it so interesting that I feel like I am in the exact same place with the exact same goals as you right now! Getting into a routine is what I'm focusing on most, and making food prep, everyday chores, meditation, and active time a part of that routine.

You've got this! emoticon

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LOSER_ZIMM 9/2/2014 9:49AM

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/2/2014 8:57AM

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PYNETREE 9/2/2014 7:55AM

    This is a familiar place ! After several years of SPARKing, I was feeling like I've been struggling ~ and failing too ofter. Sure there were some Wins, but still had way to far to go. And was feeling frustrated, and defeated.

So, a few months ago, tired of setting goals, missing goals, I just quit! My Big Goal is to live the life I want, eating clean & healthy, and getting some movement in everyday!
Simple Living Well.

You've Got This! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 9/2/2014 7:01AM

    Great post

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ZORINIA 9/2/2014 6:26AM

    That's awesome Steph! I know you can do it. You've already come so far! Keep Going Love! We can do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BFLOGRL 9/2/2014 6:04AM

    Great reminders for yourself that make sense for all of us to follow.

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TORTISE110 9/2/2014 6:00AM

    I'm glad for you that the time is NOW! Go for it (-:

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QUIET_RAYNE 9/2/2014 5:48AM

    Good luck. I am also doing the once a month weigh in. I know the numbers do a mental hatch job on me. I have also started again on the first and so far so good. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to read your next blog to see how you are doing.

Be safe,

G

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NINAHAPPYHEART 9/2/2014 5:09AM

    Great attitude
September is a great deal for me too since it's the last month of my kids summer vacation and i have to take advantage of that.
Secondly i promised myself to work on losing couple of pounds this month "IF I COULD" in order to look better in my birthday cause it's at the end of this month,..at least that's what i'm hoping and willing to do.
So i would like to share some of your ideas that would work for me, like walking,tracking my food and other.
Good luck! emoticon
Thanks for sharing

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WRITERWANNAB 9/2/2014 12:55AM

    I am kind of doing the same thing you are - making lifestyle changes beginning September 1st (today). I am still thinking about all I want to work on but I have begun getting back on track & making myself accountable. I, too, am ready. I know you will do well! emoticon

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PJB145 9/1/2014 11:20PM

    Good luck. I know you can do whatever you put your mind to.

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KENANDLER 9/1/2014 10:52PM

  Awesome attitude.

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EMMACORY 9/1/2014 10:09PM

    This is do-able. You have a lot of Spark people who are rooting for you. emoticon

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