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5/6/11 10:34 P

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Well after I was sick I REALLY got off track, like hardcore. My boyfriend had to help me. We were lying in bed and he asked me how my progress had been. I told him that I was off track and he gave me a good talking to and a big tickle and flick under the chin. We got Waffle House the next day before I took him home and he told me starting tomorrow I tracked my food. Since then I'm back on track. One day I didn't feel like it. I totally didn't want to exercise. But I knew that if I did would feel better and that I didn't need to work as hard as I usually do if I didn't want to, as long as I just did it. What helps is being completely active in the website. Doing all my daily SparkPoint things. Kind of having a routine of sorts. Simple steps, too. Starting back at tracking food, then strength (strength is the easiest for me because I can do it all at home) then finally getting my butt out the door to the gym. A couple days ago my mom took me on a shopping spree and I got a bunch of new lingerie and exercise clothes and it really helped because I haven't really rewarded myself yet.

Anyway, what helps is starting small just like when you first start on the website. Since you've already done it before, it's like riding a bike again.

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5/6/11 10:22 P

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I am a teacher so I work all day and frequently into the night, but everyone must find what works for them. How do find motivation if you hit a plateau?

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5/5/11 6:46 P

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I usually do everything late at night. I get my strength done around 7 or 9 PM and then do cardio around 10 or 11 PM. The condo community I live in has a gym so it's available 24 hours. I'm more of a night person than a morning person.

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5/5/11 8:20 A

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What time do you squeeze in your fitness?
My days are so full that I get up at 4:30AM to take care of that for me.

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5/3/11 6:00 P

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I would like to be a professional and full time writer/author.

I love Stephen King and horror. I love a good scare. I also really enjoy non-fiction.

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5/3/11 3:37 P

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If you could do anything, what would it be?

And my fave thing to learn, what are your favorite books and or authors to read?

The power to change, the courage to do, the will and drive to be exceptional lies within me, and by leaving my fears, my doubts, and my excuses behind, I embrace all that lies within me.
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5/2/11 7:55 P

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The exercise demos are my favorite. I never would have known where to even begin with exercise at home.

I do track my food. I've had my off periods but I'm back on track again.

I don't eat very healthy. My biggest lifestyle change is just exercising. However, my favorite after workout food is a tuna salad sandwich if that counts.

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5/2/11 7:50 P

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Hi Chikadee!

What's your favorite part of SP so far?

Have you been tracking your food on SP?

What are your favorite healthy snacks?



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5/2/11 1:36 P

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My boyfriend suggested SparkPeople to me after he got tired of my ED tendencies slowly getting worse. His mom is on it. I was skeptical at first, but now it has helped me so much!

The name chikadee is my handle on the Internet for most everything. From screen names, etc. It started as a nickname between an ex and I. I used to IM my friends saying "What's up chikadee?" at least my female friends. I was talking to him online one day and said, "What should I call you?" and settled on Rooster. Our pet names were Rooster and Chickadee. I started becoming more involved in an IRC room for a podcast I listen to. This was after the ex and I broke up. I used the name chikadee. Since them it's how I've been known on the Internet.

My goal weight is to get to 165. As far as wellness goes, I want to have my asthma completely under control so I can play sports again. I want my low self-esteem to be done and over with, too.

My breaking moment...hmm. Well, before I started on SparkPeople my binge eating was slowly turning into anorexia. It didn't get serious before my friends noticed what I had been saying and doing. My boyfriend gave me the ultimatum of doing it the healthy way or he's gone. Since then I've struggled with exercise bulimia from time to time but overall things are going really well. I just got tired of hating everything about my body.

The hardest part of my journey...I can't really say there has been one. I absolutely love exercising. I love that I'm losing weight, I love getting compliments and encouragement. It's been easy for me. I guess the hardest part has just been breaking out of old thought patterns.

I would tell someone starting out: Don't ever get discouraged and don't ever let anyone bring you down or tell you can't do something. And most importantly always keep in mind that everything will be okay. If not now, then eventually.

My secret? Hmm...don't view it negatively. Always try to think of it as something positive. It's kind of become a game for me, at least with exercise. I like to push myself and see how far I can go. You also don't have to make any drastic changes. I think tracking my food was the biggest head start in my wellness journey. Also, always think about it in the long run if you start to get discouraged. How healthy you will feel, all the things you can do that you couldn't do before.

I have not read The Spark.

I don't really have mini goals and I don't really set rewards for myself. If there's something I really want to do like paint my nails or some other hobby, I tell myself that I can do it after I work out. Money is really tight so I can't even really buy any new clothes, yet. When I get to 200, though, that's when I'm going to start buying a few more new clothes. My goals and my rewards kind of come about themselves. I'm rewarded when I can look in the mirror and be a little bit more okay with what I see and feel.

Happiness is varied. I was going to say it's when you can feel at least content with most areas of your life but I still have so much stress going on. Happiness is when you can be at peace for a moment. For instance, last night I was happy because I had a boyfriend that loved me and we were texting while I was lying in bed with my kitties and reading a good book. I felt okay with the world and I didn't have any worries.

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5/2/11 12:37 P

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What goals have you set for yourself and what kinds of rewards do you give yourself for reaching mini goals?

How do you define "Happiness"???

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5/2/11 9:56 A

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Chickadee09 - I was wondering, what has been the hardest part of your journey so far?

What would you tell someone just starting out on this journey for a healthier life?

What would be your "top secret" secret that you'd wanna pass on to someone who, really wanted to start out, but didn't know how to do it?

Have you read the Spark, and if so, has it helped your journey?

"Formula for success: under promise and over deliver."

"If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives."


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5/2/11 7:54 A

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This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . .

CHIKADEE09

You can check out here sparkpage here:
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Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking:

How did you find SparkPeople?

How did you choose your SparkPeople ID?

What are your weight loss goals?

What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else?

Hopefully this week will be better than last week!

If you would like to sign up for “On the Podium” see this thread:
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