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SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO DO THE CHA -CHA

I have always had a hard time with staying motivated and beat myself up all the time for it after I take a step or two backwards. I ran across this today and it just made me open my eyes and mind to a new way of looking at motivation.

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Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward, is not a disaster, its a cha-cha-cha!

Robert Brault
I have always had a hard time with staying motivated and beat myself up all the time for it after I take a step or two backwards. I ran across this today and it just made me open my eyes and mind to a new way of looking at motivation.

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Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward, is not a disaster, its a cha-cha-cha!

Robert Brault




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WHITNEYTEACHER
7/13/2014 8:32:14 AM

emoticon Good Morning,
Just thought I'd stop by with a bit of an update since starting my Spark break. I'm doing pretty good, I think stress was my problem because I've lost almost 3 pounds since starting my break. Between Rod's back surgery in December, hand surgery in May and another one scheduled for August I've had to take up quite a bit of the slack. Moving in January didn't help the stress levels much either. I've pretty much been doing everything the same as I was before I started my "break" but just not spending so much time on the computer tracking everything, doing team posts, challenges, etc. After doing all of it for so long I pretty much know what my calorie count will be at the end of the day anyway and I still wear my fitness tracker to keep track of my activity level. I go back to the doctor for my follow-up on Wednesday, I was really hoping to have lost some weight since my last visit so I'm trying not to stress about that now.

emoticon The biggest thing going on here in Southern Oregon is the current heat wave. We received an alert from the National Weather Service several days ago warning us. The temperatures have been 103 - 105 every day and it doesn't look like it's going to cool down much any time soon. They're predicting 107 on Wednesday. The worst thing is that it stays hot into the evening, it was 89 when we went to bed at 10:00 last night. We've only been using our air conditioner a little in the late afternoon, it started making loud noises the first time we turned it on, Rod took it apart and thinks he fixed the problem but now he's worried about what our electric bill will be so we're turning it on once the temperature in the house reaches 80 and turning it off after about 3 hours. At least we don't have the humidity here that so many of my Spark friends farther east have to deal with.

I haven't been doing much in the way of exercise for the last week either - too hot! We complain when it's cold and also when it's hot, is there anyplace where it's continually spring or fall? Right now I'd be happy with cold, you can always put on more clothes and wrap up in a blanket but there's only so much you can take off emoticon

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WHITNEYTEACHER
6/30/2014 8:41:13 AM

Thanks for reading my "Obsession" blog and for your comments. I haven't talked to you for a long time, I hope your doing OK and surviving the horrible weather your area has had recently.
I'm not giving up, still planning on continuing with my exercise and watching my diet, just spending less time in front of the computer doing Spark posts and tracking everything. After over 2 years of diligent tracking I have a pretty good idea what I can eat, what I can't and what my calorie count will end up being at the end of the day.
Every day I walk 2 miles, do Yoga and Strength Training regularly and am very active doing either gardening, housework or activities related to our recent move. I'm NOT sedentary or even close to it. I think the combination of early menopause and thyroid removal in 2001 is the reason for my lack of success and not anything I'm doing or not doing. Since Rodís back surgery in December and recent hand surgery I really feel like Iím doing too much. Once I have a chance to re-group and things here settle down some Iíll be back.




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WHITNEYTEACHER
4/17/2014 7:14:17 AM

I'm writing a blog this morning - probably not my usual kind but you're right, I think I should share my doctor's suggestions emoticon



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WHITNEYTEACHER
3/24/2014 12:35:44 PM

Hi, Thanks for the goodie emoticon I could use a good massage right about now. Hope things are going well for you, haven't heard much from you lately. Of course that could be because I haven't been around much. Hopefully Spring is there and the horrible winter is over, it hasn't been bad here but most of the rest of the country sure got hit with it.




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WHITNEYTEACHER
3/6/2014 8:30:44 AM

Good Morning emoticon
Just thought I'd stop by your page and say, "Hi!" emoticon
Things are going pretty good here, I'm starting to have a little more time to check my Spark page and communicate some with my Spark friends. Still a lot of moving stuff to do though too, I'll be glad when my life finally can get back to "normal" (whatever that is). Hope you've been doing well and all the crazy winter weather hasn't been too bad for you. It's been raining here pretty much every day since we arrived. I'll take rain over ice and snow any day though!
Have a great Thursday! Talk to you more later.
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