Wednesday, August 03, 2011


That seems to be the question of the day! I got off track and have no excuses!!

I have had low self esteam because I just wasn't feeling it and didn't care about myself. I gained back the weight and then some. I lost the momentum. I have been so busy with work and family that I didn't make the time.

How many of you have heard that before from you or someone you know?

Well this is the biggest excuse I have ever heard!!! I truly believe it comes down to portion and what you choose to eat #1. Even on the run you have a choice. At Mc D's, do you pick the kids meal or do you choose the double quarter pounder with extra cheese, super-sized with a regular coke and a Mc Flurry on the side? Don't tell me you couldn't choose the kids meal! You made the choice! No one is going to choose for you! At home, you made a great healthy grilled chicken sandwich. Why didn't you make 2 and save one for tomorrow's lunch? There is a way to do it all and you just have to choose! It takes some time, but it will get easier. Years ago I thought I would never stop drinking regular Coca-Cola. Now when I do drink soda I drink Pepsi Max or Diet Pepsi (rarely Diet Coke). Somehow I conciously made the effort to remember to buy it instead of the other and now I actually prefer diet to regular. I just need to re-train myself to do it again, but now with the food choices again!

Exercise is #2! That is more where you have to make extra time.

For today, I am starting with #1 and getting back on that wagon!! Like a crazy woman, I ran out the door this morning and forgot to pack food when I actually had healthy choices at home. Have no fear though a fast food day for me! DnD for breakfast...had Lg Iced Turbo with splash of skim and splenda...also egg white veggie turkey sausage wake up wrap. Lunch..Wendy's small chili with a plain baked potato and water. Jr. Vanilla Frosty for snack. Dinner...Wendy's grilled chicken snack wrap with a side salad and 1/2 fat free french dressing. So not the greatest choices for the day being fast food, but the best healthiest choices from what I had to work with. I still stayed between 1200-1500 for the day and will still have calories left over for tonight for a cup of frozen fruit. I was out at 6am and won't get home until 10:30pm. Working 2 jobs today.

What jump started me? My new hair doo! A sassy, trendy little doo! I have had long hair and the last time I had it done, I hated it. I kept it up all the time and it depressed me. My sisters were getting theirs done and said I should just do it and stop talking about it!

So I did!

What do you think?

Ok...So now that I did this, I think I have proven again to myself that anything is possible if you put your mind to it!


I know you will be hearing from me a lot more! I have to do this for me and my family, but mostly me!

Just like you, I too need your help! Please check in on me! If you want my email or phone Sparkmail me! We can be buddies! I am a great motivator, but I need to be motivated too!

Hope all of you have been well! Fill me in! Hope to hear from you soon!

We will look great!!!
We will have self esteem!!
We are men and women!!!
And together we are strong!!!
We are the BIGGEST WINNERS!!!!

Have a great day!!!
In GOD we trust!!!


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    Great Hair! Looks good. Great ideas in your blog. How true we all have choices it is up to us to make the right ones. emoticon
    3604 days ago
    Love the do, and the enthusiasm! Welcome back!!
    3606 days ago
    Glad to see you are back! It's easy to get off track. I've been back slidden all summer. :( But I've had an awakening and continue to hope for the best about getting back in gear! Let's rock it together!

    3607 days ago
    Love the haircut and glad you are back, you have been missed!
    3607 days ago
    I LOVE THE NEW DOO! You do look sassy and sometimes we need a little sassiness to get us back on track. Keep the focus on YOU and YOU will do it for YOU !
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    3607 days ago
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    Day 3 on track! We will do this!
    3607 days ago
    Glad to see you getting back on track! I love the new hairdo-you look beautiful! I missed your posts they are always encouraging. emoticon You can do this I have total faith in you!!!
    3607 days ago
    I like the hair style, and you are right, it's all about the choices we make
    3608 days ago
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    It is so easy to get off track and so hard to get back on. I'm glad you've found your way back. I think you made great choices for your food today. Just because you have to stop at a fast food place doesn't mean you have to eat fat food. I love your hair cut!
    3608 days ago
    3608 days ago
    Love the new hair. I, too, had long hair that was almost always up in a bun. I loved the look of it long, but hated it in my face or in my way. Now I have a short and sassy do, and I love it. :)

    Good work getting back on the wagon. I've been back on for a month or so and have lost five pounds so far. It's a challenge!
    3608 days ago
    Way to go! I know how tough it is to get back on the wagon again once you've fallen off. emoticon Also, I LOVE your suggestion for a jump start motivation: a sassy new hair do! (You look darling, by the way.) It's so true that the way we treat ourselves in one area of our life affects the other areas. Good luck!
    3608 days ago
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