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Perseverance

Saturday, September 13, 2014

emoticon At the start of BLC round 26, I am seeking success. For some reason, my weight loss goal remains just out of reach and the only one to blame is me. So, I want to have a key word...something to mentally hold onto to help me navigate past the night time snacks, the "I had a bad day...I need this" snack or the "why not?" snack.

I put some time, thought and prayer into this one word. It took awhile but this is what I came up with:

PERSEVERANCE

Perservance means, "steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success".

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So...who would like to join me in persevering toward their goals? emoticon

  
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STILLWATERSSB 10/3/2014 9:17AM

    Great goal and I totally believe in you! You can do anything you set your mind to!

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CAKAROO 9/13/2014 8:26AM

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FORBANDE 9/13/2014 8:13AM

    Awesome word! So powerful!!

What a great idea to push towards your goal. I'm with ya!

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Mommy, are you going to exercise?

Thursday, July 10, 2014



During the summer, I have been trying to exercise during naptime. Parents of two-year-old's realize that is a relative term. I have been exercising in my bedroom across from Madeline's room.

Today, when I put Madeline in her crib for her "rest", she asked me, "can I watch you exercise mama?". I thought wow...I am making an impression on her! Yes, I did exercise and she does fall asleep watching me.

I have been doing a 10 minute cardio workout in the morning just to get the blood flowing and movement into my day. Madeline will dance around with me.

This is what being "fit" is all about. Making a part of all our lives.

  
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PRIZM96 8/11/2014 10:50AM

    I LOVE this, Christie!! Way to Go!! :-)

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LIVERIGHTNOW 7/12/2014 12:54PM

    Way to make IT work with what you've got!!!!!!! Great habit!!!!!
AND- I love your new profile picture!

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GLUCOZA 7/12/2014 10:21AM

    I'm so proud of you! You inspire me!

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SUSANELAINE1956 7/11/2014 11:15PM

    Such a sweet picture. emoticon It's great that she sees you exercising, and even greater that she dances around with you. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 7/11/2014 4:46PM

    You are an awesome role model! emoticon

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/11/2014 6:06AM

    emoticon example Mom!

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MSHEL7 7/10/2014 10:46PM

    WAY COOL!!! Great job mom!

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BUBBALOOGA123 7/10/2014 9:30PM

    Awesome! And what a cutie, too. I also have kids and remind myself daily that what I'm doing now to improve my health will rub off on them in the long run. Way to go! :)

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Senior Prom 1985...with a story.

Friday, May 23, 2014



This was June 1985. My prom date was Alan. He forgot to tell me that he had a girlfriend at the time. emoticon I paid for the tickets and it was a night to remember.

First, he arrived to my house two hours late. He left my flowers on top of the car (at his house a half hour away) and drove away. His mom found them in the street. I have prom pictures with my friend, her date and myself. My mom said that I would laugh about it one day. emoticon

My dress was a 5/6. When I tried it on, they did not have my size a 7/8. The lady at the store had a hard time zipping it up and said...I quote, "Someone has been eating too many cookies!". I stopped eating and as you can see from the picture, lost too much weight. I ended up with a "peek-a-boo" dress. [at least "they" were perky then emoticon ]

I love that dress. It was circa Gone With The Wind! I still have it in my attic. I could not part with it. My date was a flop but the dress was a hit.

My date to this prom is:



my son Nason



  
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PARM01 5/29/2014 1:27AM

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FITNFUNJEN 5/26/2014 6:43PM

    Nason is adorable!!

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-THINQ- 5/26/2014 2:42PM

    How lucky you are to have such a handsome young man for your date to this prom!!
*lizzi thinks he'll be a hearthugger when he grows up a bit* (no heartbreaker; he'll be wonderfully sensitive and Never give a gal a 'bad' date!)
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JENSHAINES 5/26/2014 1:55PM

    Oh my goodness, that WAS a prom date disaster!!! But much, much better these days... and needless to say, he's MUCH cuter! Sometimes growing up is a GREAT thing.

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V_IS_LOSIN 5/26/2014 5:46AM

    I love your dress it is beautiful, it really is a timeless dress. Your son is very handsome, great pick for a date!

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STILLWATERSSB 5/25/2014 9:38PM

    Nason will make a great date!

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QUEENDIVA50 5/24/2014 10:44AM

    Hey,

I loved your story, and your new date!!!! Gone With The Wind is one of my all time favorite movies, so of course I love the dress!!!!

Moms are always right!!!! emoticon

Cassie

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COOLMAMA11 5/24/2014 6:40AM

    Loved your story, and your dress. I think we all have some of those types of stories, tucked away from our teens lol! Your son is gorgeous, a little sweetie pie!

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JUSTDOIT110 5/24/2014 1:16AM

    Your mom was right. You have a great story. You look awesome! I think you might have trouble dancing with your date. He looks a bit short! emoticon

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EJB2801 5/23/2014 9:33PM

    I hope you have enjoyed a chuckle as your mom predicted. I laughed! And you are right, that was a classic dress. Enjoy your new date. I bet he's a lot more fun than the 1985 date!

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MRSP90X 5/23/2014 8:14PM

    Wow! What a dress!! You don't look much older now! Your son is quite the cutie!! emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 5/23/2014 8:02PM

    Cute story and pictures. I much prefer your date to this prom. What a cutie! emoticon

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Mother's Day

Saturday, May 10, 2014



This is Nason. Nason was the baby that "made us a family". He took eight years to arrive. Eight long years of waiting, praying, crying, begging and hoping. I would like to say that I never gave up hope, but that is not true. God is patient, but Christie, not so much.

If you do not have your own babies, that does not mean that you don't get to celebrate as well. This day used to be painful because people did not know how to treat me, when I was childless, on that day. However, all women serve in that "motherhood" role and we should all line up and rejoice and celebrate together.



Madeline Rose is my surprise baby. Madeline came after I had long given up an hope of having a baby. I was 43 and no one gets pregnant at that age. I had no idea that I was pregnant until the nurse gave me that smile and giggled.

God has been very good to me. I still can't believe that there are children sleeping in my bedrooms as I was convinced that they would stay vacant.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone...those with mothers, those who miss their mothers and those who act as mother's. Let's just rejoice and celebrate together.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 5/13/2014 6:21AM

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BELLSES 5/12/2014 4:40PM

    Happy Mother's Day!

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PRIZM96 5/11/2014 10:55PM

    Happy Mother's Day to you, Christie!

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    emoticon Happy Mother's Day!

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CAKAROO 5/11/2014 8:31AM

    Happy Mother's day to you!

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JERSEYGIRL24 5/10/2014 11:44PM

    Happy Mother's Day, Christie!! I know I don't have to tell you this, but celebrate the day with your children. My children are in their late 20s now but have always been and still are the lights of my life.

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EJB2801 5/10/2014 10:02PM

    emoticon mm emoticon Thank you for this wonderful blog! Your advice is spot on.



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Moving out of my comfort zone

Monday, May 05, 2014

I have come to a cross-roads...finally get fit...or stay fat. I don't want to stay round and a size 16. It is not how I want to proceed with my life.

I decided to take action for myself and move out of my comfort zone this round. I wanted to see what I could do with something different. Not being comfortable is frankly, uncomfortable and I don't like it. I have to proceed ahead or fail and I won't do that.

This round, BLC 25, is the cross-roads. I can't help others until I can help myself.

So, my goals are simple:

1) Complete this round and surprise myself.

2) Complete the 12 week exercise streak

3) Log my food every day and learn to make better choices

4) Not be afraid of ST. I won't get hurt if I do it slowly and build up. Not doing it at all isn't helping me.

5) Be honest with myself, have no excuses and do my best.

I took the BLC fitness test. Based on that test, I have no fitness...I am basically at the very beginning but I want to be strong...and I will be strong.

I am in the refiners fire and will emerge a better safe. I want to become the Christie I always wanted to be.

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FAVALL 5/7/2014 9:44AM

    Don't be fearful of that fire. HE is your biggest cheerleader for your obedience in responding to His call to action. My first SP fitness test 2 years ago had 3 pushups, 15 crunches, and I couldn't complete the 3 min step test. We all have to start somewhere. Keep up the ST and regular fun cardio and you will see health improvement in every area.

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MRSP90X 5/6/2014 9:25AM

    I hear ya! I am right there too. We can do it. Week 1 is almost over!

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We all have to make a start some where. My cross-road occurred in January when I decided that at 60 years of age I wanted to run in my first 5K Color Fun Run. I have to admit that I was insecure about my chances of succeeding when I first came up with this idea but as I have put in the effort each week to train a bit more at running longer and further I am now beginning to believe I may just be able to succeed at completing this challenge that I have set up for myself. You never know what you are capable of until you make a commitment to something that challenges your comfort zone and put the effort in that is required for success. I like #5 on your list since I think it's what trip us up a lot. We feel we hit a wall and then the excuses to justify our difficulties start sidetracking our progress. Good luck with your self improvement journey and make your new lifestyle an adventure that you will enjoy living.

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SUNSET09 5/5/2014 9:56PM

  emoticon emoticon amd emoticon You are at a good place with a great attitude to succeed. A lot of the times, we know what we need to do and being in a comfort zone is someplace we need to move out of as we never know what we can do unless we try! emoticon Step out on faith and you'll be surprised on what you're capable of being and doing! emoticon This could be the start of something bigger than yourself, as we all have to start from some place! emoticon emoticon

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