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Take Back The Control In Your Life!

Set yourself up for success and take back the control in your life. We control food; it doesn't control us. I say this to myself constantly. Sometimes I slip up too. Old habits are hard to break. It is reassuring to read the blogs of successful Spark members and see that they had slip ups too and were still able to reach their goals. Mistakes and bumps in the road are all part of the journey. I read several blogs by INDYGIRL, SLENDERELLA61 and RUTHIEBEAR and found that they all ...
Set yourself up for success and take back the control in your life. We control food; it doesn't control us. I say this to myself constantly. Sometimes I slip up too. Old habits are hard to break. It is reassuring to read the blogs of successful Spark members and see that they had slip ups too and were still able to reach their goals. Mistakes and bumps in the road are all part of the journey. I read several blogs by INDYGIRL, SLENDERELLA61 and RUTHIEBEAR and found that they all experienced slip ups and plateaus. Since all three lost 80 pounds or more, this gives me hope for being successful on my own journey and you can be successful too!

Taking back the control in your life can be scary, especially if it has been a long time since you've had control over it. The question, "What if I Fail?" is a valid one but you can't let your fears rule you. Okay, you may fail sometimes but getting right back with your program is the only way to achieve any level of success. What works for me is making one or two small changes per week so that I don't get overwhelmed or burned out. I've belonged to Spark People for 6 years now. When I look back and see how far I've come, I have to say, "You've come a long way baby!"
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Member Since: 8/4/2008

SparkPoints: 195,736

Fitness Minutes: 165,199

My Goals:
Learn to eat for nutrition instead of medicating myself with food

Log food daily

Learn to pay attention to my body's pain signals

Lose 5% of my body weight by December 1, 2012 Achieved on Nov. 30,2012

Lose a total of 25 pounds
Achieved March 7,2013

Achieve the addional 10% loss Goal by 4/15/13
Achieved April 5, 2013

Lose a total of 30 pounds by June 4 Achieved June 25,2013.

Lose a total of 35 pounds by September 30, 2014.

Lose a total of 40 pounds by November 15, 2014.

Lose a total of 45 pounds by December 30, 2014.

Lose a total of 50 pounds by February 10, 2015


Earn 100,000 Fitness Minutes. Achieved 4/3/2012

Earn 100,000 Spark Points
Achieved 2012

2012 yearly goal of 18,000 fitness minutes
Met on 7/9/2012

2013 yearly goal of 20,000 fitness minutes
Met in August 2013

Earn 200,000 Fitness Minutes.

Earn 200,000 Spark

My Program:
I will use food to nurish instead of using it to medicate myself.

I will drink 8 + cups water daily.

I will eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily.

I will choose foods by their nutritional content.

I will add anti-inflammatory foods to my eating plan .

I will do some sort of cardio for 10+ minutes 7 days a week .

I will keep a food diary daily either written or online.

I will stay away from processed foods.

I will get 7+ hours of sleep per day.

I will pace my activities daily.

I will pay attention to pain levels daily.

I will rest and use pain reduction techniques instead of medicating myself with food.

I will be kind to myself if I slip up and will get right back on my program.

Personal Information:
I'm a retired teacher who still loves to learn new things.

I am an optimist and refuse to dwell on the past. It is better to learn from it and move on.

I love animals. Their love is unconditional!

Doing creative activities always lifts my mood and I'm already a happy person to begin with!

Other Information:
I enjoy:
Reading, photography, crafts, helping other people, music, creative healthy cooking, exercising in water, using my brain, being creative, acting silly/laughing, and learning new things.

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Member Comments:
FITCOFFEEMOM357
9/21/2014 11:55:32 AM

You are so supportive and kind. How have you been? I know I have not been around these past few months. I am slowly very slowly getting back into things. My goal is still to get my goal by Feb. 18 2015 for my BIG 40.

I hope you are doing well? Have a blessed day.



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RUTHIEBEAR
9/21/2014 10:00:32 AM

We are in this battle together! Do you believe that success is the ONLY option?
I suspect you do because you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! YOU GO!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Keep moving ahead and making the right choices!!!
I am rooting for YOU!!!!
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PLAYFULLKITTY
9/18/2014 1:29:34 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the encouraging words and for the spark goodie :)



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_MOBII_
9/17/2014 8:50:39 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)



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PENNYPEARLS
9/17/2014 10:26:23 AM

Thanks for the encouragement!



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