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Sizzling Summer Slimdown goals

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I have decided to stick with the basics again:

1) actually TRACK MY FOOD!
- have more fruits/veggies in my diet, limit the coffee or elimintate it completely again

2) GET ACTIVE AGAIN!
- Remember that any activity is better than none; Try to stick with running twice a week and do a video before work in the morning 5 days/week.

Just get back to the old tried and true method: "Eat Less; Move Around More"

  
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2BEABETTERME 6/17/2014 2:04PM

    "Eat less, move more" seems like such a simple idea. But, it is a daily struggle! Great goals!
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ORCHIDLADY56 6/15/2014 9:19AM

    Nice, simple and great impact! Wonderful goals!

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RUTHIEBEAR 6/14/2014 10:49AM

    We all need to stick to those basics!!! emoticon emoticon

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JAYKAYSTRONG 6/11/2014 4:38PM

    Keep it simple and consistent and you'll succeed. emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 6/11/2014 3:11PM

    These goals sound great to me! Getting back to the basics always helps and it is a great way to stay on track.

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MOJO0607 6/11/2014 2:58PM

    Sometimes it is the basics that make all the difference, so you Go Girl!! Can't wait to undergo this challenge with you!

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SASSYLJB 6/11/2014 2:29PM

    You know it Diamond Girl! We have been successful before! We now what is involoved! I know that we can do it! After all we are diamonds and we Shine Bright!

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JADED_CHICK19 6/11/2014 1:20PM

    Back to the basics is always the best! Calories in versus calories out! Tried and true method! You totally got this and will rock the summer challenge!

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VALYNN26 6/11/2014 11:46AM

    Back to basics is the way to go! emoticon

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APRIL_V_2 6/11/2014 11:34AM

    Eat less, move more! I love it! That is really my plan too. emoticon

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'Spring into Action' update

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I made easy goals and ended up not even trying; I just stopped caring again; I let "life get in the way". I have to admit that I lost my Spark & I ended up gaining 7 lbs this challenge

But what did happen:
1.) I am letting go of the negativity in my life (or at least on a better road to this)
2.) I pray more (daily); even reading a daily devotional on an App on my phone

3.) Lastly, I AM FINDING MY SPARK AGAIN!

I seem to have forgetten that this is a journey, a life long one at that. I am not someone who will 'never have to work at it'. This will be an ongoing battle for me for always, I refuse to give into old ways and just stop caring again; I don't want to be that person again.

I have worked too hard to get where I am; need to remember how much I love where I am and who I am.

  
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SABNMICH 5/22/2014 7:54PM

    Amy keep up that positive attitude and you will be dazzling in the summer challenge!!

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VALYNN26 5/22/2014 9:51AM

    So many of us struggled these last few months. But what matters the most is not that we fall off the wagon, but that we pick ourselves back up, dust off & try again. Life happens, we just have to do the best we can. We can do this! I believe you! emoticon emoticon

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MRSVK11 5/21/2014 4:03PM

    A lot of us struggled this past winter and spring. All we can do is keep on keepin' on and let's all of us Diamonds Dazzle this summer!

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2BEABETTERME 5/21/2014 2:41PM

    Wow! These are my exact same thoughts! It is a lifelong process and I need to make me a priority every day!

My dazzling diamond friend, we will get there in our own time!
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SULLYL28 5/21/2014 2:33PM

    You can do this! We all have to keep reminding ourselves that we are deserving.

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'Spring into Action' Goals

Friday, March 14, 2014

I made big goals for myself for the Fall Challenge and BOMBED; then didn't do so great for the Winter Challenge. I just didn't exhibit any Will Power at all and still haven't been doing so great with it. . . . .

So I have decided that I want to try to stick with the basics again this time around; Go back to the old tried and true method: "Eat Less; Move Around More"

1) actually TRACK MY FOOD!
- have more fruits/veggies in my diet
2) GET ACTIVE AGAIN!

- Remember my motto starting out "Any little bit I do is better than any little bit I don't do".

  
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NAPPIGURL 3/23/2014 4:45PM

    Good way to keep it simple! You can do it!

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SASSYLJB 3/18/2014 9:43PM

    Great goals diamond girl, we got this back to basics this challenge! This is what I think we all are doing!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/17/2014 10:20AM

    Great goals! emoticon

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ORCHIDLADY56 3/16/2014 5:14PM

    Nice! Two goals - you can do it! emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 3/15/2014 10:26PM

    I'm struggling with the exercise too. Great attainable goals... We can do this!
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CHICAMIMI 3/15/2014 5:06PM

    Back to the basics is a good way to go! you can do it!

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MRSVK11 3/15/2014 1:06PM

    Spring is a time for new beginnings you are going to do fantastic this challenge! I had a personal trainer years ago who said "If you are struggling just try to get one thing right and build from that success"

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LIAMAY3 3/15/2014 12:32PM

    Winter kicked my butt too, just not a very successful round. But spring is a time of renewal and we can definitely do this!! Tracking your food will make such a difference. Good Luck!! emoticon

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RUTHIEBEAR 3/15/2014 9:44AM

    Sometimes it is best to go back to basics. I love your saying!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VALYNN26 3/15/2014 8:55AM

    Great goals! I have struggled with the same issues during the past challenges. With spring brings new & a clean slate. Let's kick some butt & get back on track. We can do it we are Diamonds & we're going to rock this spring challenge! emoticon emoticon

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FAIRY_MOON76 3/15/2014 6:42AM

    I too did lousy in the past challenges. Being fit and healthy....this lifestyle change.....It's HARD! But if you really step back and look past what we consider failings are a whole lot of accomplishments. When you feel like your will power is wavering just think of all you have accomplished...that will help you stay focused. You can do this! emoticon

Your goals are awesome! We are going to Rock this challenge and spring into summer healthier and fitter than ever!

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BL Winter Challenge Wrap up

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I went with the old tried and true method of weight loss this challenge: "Eat Less; Move Around More" and did neither.

I started out really well, then Winter & Life hit.... I allowed myself to keep telling myself "I'll do it tomorrow" or "I'll do extra tomorrow" ; allowing myself to fall right back into my old LAZY habits. But I do not consider myself a failure; I will take this as a life lesson and get back on track; Strive to get better. I have done so great so far - lost 55 lbs (gained back 10 of the 65 I had lost since starting this journey).

This is a journey and each event/struggle helps shape us to make the necessary changes we want; You do have to want and I just didn't this challenge but as I quote often

"This Too Shall Pass"!

  
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NAPPIGURL 2/21/2014 1:38PM

    Way to go Amy! You are doing awesome. Acknowledging where you fell short and taking corrective action is a sign that you're destined for success. As you said this is a journey and there will be struggles. Plus this winter has been downright depressing. I don't see how people who live in the colder regions deal with the lack of sunshine and excess of wet ,cold, slippery, powdery, and icy stuff, ugh! I've had enough! But Spring is on the horizon and hopefully more "inspiring" weather. Keep on pushing!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/20/2014 3:13PM

    This has been a rough winter for a lot of us! On to the Spring Challenge...

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CHICAMIMI 2/19/2014 7:44PM

    You are not a failure! I'm learning it's about not giving up on ourselves, no matter what.

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VALYNN26 2/19/2014 10:13AM

    It was a tough winter for alot of us. But we are diamonds and we are strong and we learn from our mistakes. We will dust ourselves off and dazzle in the spring challenge!

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RUTHIEBEAR 2/19/2014 8:53AM

    Amy I relate to your words. I have a lot of excuses - like the weather and being sick, but the bottom line is it is hard work. I am rooting for both of us to do better the spring challenge! emoticon

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SASSYLJB 2/19/2014 7:09AM

    I get this! It was a hard winter challenge for all of us! We have learned for certain that we are more than just a number on the scale this challenge! Time to regroup and Spring into Action! I know I will be!

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    emoticon success is a daily routine. emoticon

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ANASTASIAKC 2/18/2014 6:32PM

    You have done great!! And you recognize what you are doing, so that is major progress!! Keep up the good work, it is a journey and you are doing amazing!!! emoticon emoticon

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Christmas 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Our Christmas Eve is always spend with my family and Christmas Day with my husband's
family. This year we just went to my parents on Christmas Eve and didn't do anything with my mom's side of the family (they always have a get-together and due to issues mom and I choose not to attend, but will be the bigger person for New Year's Day)

My mom goes all out for Christmas and gets everyone what they really want

HA HA - husband asked for a gun - this is a lighter for cooking, he jokingly asked for a gun

Even mom's dog gets new toys


(no pictures can ever be taken with my In-laws due to the way they do things - but it's ok)

We got the boys kayak's for Christmas - guess it's time to learn.

Blake tried it once and loved it.

I am truly blessed to have such great people in my life and I have found peace this year.
Hope that the joy & spirit of the season carry on for each and every one for the New Year
Hugs to all

  
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JEN_BACK2BASICS 1/2/2014 11:20PM

    Enjoy those kayaks!! Great blog, and happy new year to you and yours.

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FORBANDE 1/2/2014 7:25AM

    What a great Christmas!! Finding peace might be the very best gift of all!

I bet the boys will get lots of use out of those kayaks! And I love the gun lighter. What a funny gift!

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VALYNN26 1/1/2014 5:43PM

    Looks like a great Christmas! Happy New Year Diamond!

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ANNMACP0212 1/1/2014 4:18PM

    Happy New Year, Amy!!

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SASSYLJB 1/1/2014 11:50AM

    WooHoo! Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! What a year it has been!
Here is to a Dazzling New Year!

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