Jillian and me at her Maximize Your Live Tour 2014!
First of all, thanks for stopping by my page!
Second, previously in this section I talked about being overweight my whole life. That part is true--but, I don't want to dwell on that anymore. I want to dwell on the fact that I don't have to be overweight for the rest of my life and I am finally being successful at becoming healthy. This may be because I have made being healthy my main objective rather than making losing weight my goal. A change in thinking has made a huge difference. It wasn't easy to retrain years of thinking. I still work on it, daily.
On Memorial Day of this year I began the Spark Solution and let me tell you, it is hard and time consuming work...but it is working and so worth it!! I have lost 35 lbs. so far and I am still counting. My first goal was to lose 25lbs by Labor Day...I met that with a week to spare. My next goal is to lose 15 more by the end of the year for a total of 40 lbs. I have 5 more lbs. to go on that one. Losing 40lbs is not my final goal weight, but it does put me over half way to the final number. My knees and feet feel so much better! I breathe better. My attitude is better. My drive is better. In my transition, I have been able to let a lot of mental and emotional things go, which has helped tremendously. I finally get that I am only accountable for myself and I cannot put blame on anyone or anything any longer.
I do worry sometimes that I will backslide and some times it's hard...but again, so very worth it. I feel I have the tools to keep me moving forward even if I do take a step or two backwards.
I will keep working and I will keep loving it!!!
1. I will practice at least one healthy coping skill/day from the following list to deal with daily stressors;
A. Deep breathing
D. Playing my guitar, piano, or drums.
E. Listening to music.
F. Listening to guided imagery CD's.
2. I will exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes until I increase my stamina, then I will increase the times and duration.
3. I will eat at least 3 fresh fruits and vegetables/day.
4. I will eat healthy snacks daily.
5. I will Spark daily.
6. I will cook non-processed foods as much as I can-time permiting
The Spark Solution
| Pounds lost: 19.0
I hope you had a fabulous birthday Done Girl!
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I hope you had fantastic birthday to kick off a happy healthy year Done Girl.
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Happy Birthday DONE GIRL
The symbol for Cancer is the Crab, with its protective shell. People with this Sun sign are sometimes also called "Moon Children," because the Moon is the ruler of the sign.
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONE GIRL!!
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