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Sunday check in #1 (of 2013)

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Hello my sparkies!

What a week this has been! Wednesday began my sugar detox and I have completed day 5 with no sugar. I feel great and while there have been times when I felt like eating some sugary deliciousness, I didnt. Not even 1 bite.

That makes me very happy and very proud of myself.

It makes me remember that I am stronger than I think I am (if you haven"t caught any of ITSMATT's blogs, he is very good at reminding us of that).

I also remember that when I DECIDE something, I am pretty good at DOING it.

I was getting back to a place where I wanted what I wanted. I didnt feel strong enough to use the tools I had (such as distraction, substitution and plain old just saying no to my inner brat). That was a slow integration into uphill lines instead of downhill lines graphing my weight loss. It was a slow fit comfortably into my size 20's instead of them being too big. It was a slow, foggy walk.

Well, I let myself forget alot of stuff (see my blog from last wednesday) but I REMEMBER now and I am building on that every day.

I tease about being a super hero but I really did earn my cape this week.

I think I just needed to stop allowing myself the "treats" that I thought I earned, not just during the holidays but in the whole last year. Fruits and veggies are my old/new best friends.

Good enough really isn't. It is not good enough to get me smaller, healthier or stronger and that is what I want. That is why I am here. My goals have not changed so my behavior needs to get in line with that.

Im telling ya, kids, I am feeling great! And if I can make the switch, so can you.

Do you know how many new people are finding this site every day? Do you know how someone may need exactly what you have to offer? If you are new, welcome. You just made the smartest move of your life. Add me as a friend. Make some new connections, reach out. Ask for help. Blog. Read articles, message boards, Blogs. Join a team.

If you have been here for awhile, then maybe you need some fine tuning? Make a choice then follow through. Just for the day. Then the next day and the next.

Maybe you are doing just great. Maybe you are hitting all your goals and feeling fly. If that is so, reach out and help someone else. Offer a kind word or a tip that is working for you.

Mostly, let's make this year the one where we really make a difference. In our lives, our bodies and our community.


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    WooHoo! Killer blog.
    1953 days ago
  • KITT52
    1958 days ago
    SuperMama rides again! I'll be joining you when I stop coughing.
    1958 days ago
    Hmmmm. You have inspired me to earn my cape!
    1958 days ago
  • DAISY443
    My cape that I earned the first two years I was on SP is lost or hidden in the deep, dark depths of the guest room closet. How did I lose it? Well, first, I had a hip problem and couldn't exercise for a little over a year (doctor's orders), then I developed copd which scared me, but is well under control now and I was encouraged to excersise until I developed a severe case of vertigo! OK, that is no excuse, but since I couldn't do much else, I could eat and eat I did! 20 pounds worth!
    So, starting on January 2, I am exercising and tracking my food again. Wonder if I will be able to find that cape? I know it's there somewhere........ emoticon
    1959 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    1959 days ago
    you really can do it Jan! (having just celebrated my first maintenance anniversary -- and lost back the kilo& a half i'd climbed over goal -- i know). fruit & vegetables are delicious (if only i could persuade DD & DH about the veggies -- but they eat them in pasta!) ... you're totally right, you've earned your cape!
    1959 days ago
    Good for you!! LOL I really love the phrase "earning your cape." I will do my best to earn mine! :)
    1959 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    I am SO proud of you, Jan, and happy for you, also. I, too, am feeling so much better - less sluggish, less "fat and getting fatter", less helpless/hopeless about weight....just better overall. I did not pig out while watching a stressful! (but ultimately successful) football game, I did not stop for Starbucks or anything else after shopping this evening, and I am having a small, reasonable dinner before heading to bed later. I am eating my dinner much later than normal, but I know I need to eat something or I won't sleep well and I will feel ravenous tomorrow. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed your blog as I always do. emoticon
    1959 days ago
    It's just about making choices everyday that will lead us to be the person we dream of being. You are amazing. So proud of you!
    1959 days ago
    This is a great blog! Sounds like mama got her fire lit = ) NO sugar... you totally earned your cape, great job!
    1959 days ago
    Great blog and great super hero!! My theme for 2013 is Magic...your blog inspired me to get making the magic that will make my year magical!!

    Sprinkling magic sparkle dust on you... emoticon
    1959 days ago
    I am slowly earning my cape! I only have the strings at the moment, but I'm holding on to them for dear life! :)
    I've loved your blogs this week, they seem to be speaking to me perfectly, I am in a similar place I think. And I am ready to roll. emoticon
    1959 days ago
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