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When it rains, it pours...

Friday, December 19, 2014

My morning has been turned upside down. I know I need to be thankful for the PEOPLE in my life because they are what matter most but I'm stressing about money and the potential loss of a vehicle.

My husband was in a car accident this morning (he didn't have the kids, THANK YOU GOD!!) and everyone is fine but our car isn't. And now we will also have to replace our kids car seats. The car is nothing special at all but to lose a vehicle we need daily would be devastating since we have no extra money.

I'm upset, I want to cry and eat a bunch of junk, but I know I just need to pray and have trust and faith in God. He always carries me through everything.

So if you pray, please say a small one for me and my situation. If you don't pray, good vibes would be appreciated as well.

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DAVIS_6311 12/19/2014 3:03PM

    Thank you! I've cried but won't be able to run until later. I'm certainly going to tho! It's the best stress reliever!

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AZULVIOLETA6 12/19/2014 1:29PM

    Cry and go for a run!

I hope that you find a good solution. That sounds like a very stressful situation.

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3 weeks & -9lbs

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Lately, I've been done a couple DietBets to help me lose weight and give me extra motivation. I've done great and won the last two without any trouble.

Recently, I started a new one and sadly I've done nothing but gain since then. I've ate terribly and haven't exercised like I should BUT today and every. single. day. for the next three weeks I WILL! I know how to eat, I know that I need to cut back on my mindless snacking, and I need to kick my butt into gear and exercise! I CAN do this! I WILL lose 9 lbs in the next three weeks and WIN my third DietBet!

I need this DietBet because this is the time of year where I throw all my hard work away. I don't want to do that this year. I also don't want to waste weeks I could be losing by maintaining. I want to keep up my great momentum and be at my goal by my daughters first birthday. She is one of my biggest reasons for being healthy. I need to be a great role model and every day I CHOOSE to live healthy is doing exactly that!

One step at a time, one decision at a time, one moment at a time...I will win! emoticon

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LIVENLOVELIFE 12/12/2014 6:06PM

    I need to come and read this blog every day for motivation! How has it been going? congrats on winning two diet bets in a row!!! You can totally make it three!!!

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HAPPYOHIO 12/10/2014 10:48PM

    I was SO intrigued when I read this post! I've never heard of a Diet Bet before, so I had to Google it. It sounds so fun! I don't know if I could lose 4% of my body weight in 4 weeks, but it definitely sounds super motivating! I'd love to hear if it's worked for you in the past. (Maybe I need to read through some of your past blogs?) Thanks for the idea!!!

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FITWITHIN 12/3/2014 12:55PM

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JENSTRESS 12/2/2014 2:22PM

    Great plans! Kids are the best motivators. They are pretty amazing, aren't they? You can do this. I used to throw away success at this time of year, or just think, well, who cares, I'll start with the new year. But not this year. And I'm so glad that I'm still going. For some reason I think it will make me successful, because I'm not quitting. Neither are you. You will do this!

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Too "Caring"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

As I've gotten older I've realized I'm a VERY caring person. Some times I realize I care too much about things that really shouldn't burden me as they do.

One good example of that is working above and beyond my 40 hours to get things done ahead of a deadline because I care about getting it done right the first time and well ahead of schedule. This is great and I'm sure my bosses love it but sometimes it interferes with my personal life. I even was answer work calls while I was in labor with my daughter.

The reason I'm blogging about this here though is because every time I add someone to my "friends" list on here it's because I've read their page and care about watching them on their journey. So when they aren't active I start to worry because I know how hard this journey is and how important it is to get healthy.

I was on another Sparkers page and I noticed the came back for about a day and then disappeared again and I truly wish I could grab them and shake them out of whatever funk they might be in so we can work together on this journey. I try to follow up with my active friends or at least comment and like their accomplishment or statuses in my friend feed.

Losing weight is the hardest thing any of us with ever do but we do not have to do it alone! I know I shouldn't feel sad/upset about someone I have never met and them not meeting their own personal goals, but I am. Each and every one of you are worth the daily battles that lead up to winning the ultimate fight against FAT! We can do it, TOGETHER! I am here for not only me but YOU as well! emoticon emoticon

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AZULVIOLETA6 11/19/2014 1:05PM

    Never worry about me--losing weight is not even on the top-ten list of hardest things that I have done in my life. :)

I guess that I am sad when I see that somebody has given up, but a high attrition rate seems like a normal thing in this context.

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CHSHULER89 11/19/2014 7:35AM

    Thanks for adding me! Totally understand! It does matter. I appreciate the support and encouragement! I like that we understand and are able to relate. It helps in so many ways. I have been struggling a little bit lately, but I know with my own belief and others believing and supporting that I will be strong and keep going. Thanks for believing in yourselve and others!:)

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DAVIS_6311 11/18/2014 2:00PM

    I'm glad I'm not alone! Thanks! I do understand it is hard for some to admit they have fallen off the bandwagon but here we are in a no judgement zone. Or at least that is how I feel.

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JENSTRESS 11/18/2014 10:55AM

    I love this! I've been on both sides of this. What I have found is this. If you are failing, SP is very convicting. You know you are making mistakes or doing wrong things, well, it is hard to get back on the horse and admit you messed up. But I'm right there with you, I want people to use this site and work it out!

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NASFKAB 11/18/2014 8:12AM

  you wrote about ME too am the same way care about others but never get any friendship or acknowledgement from them

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 11/18/2014 8:05AM

    I'm the same way sometimes!

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Honesty is the best policy, right!?!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Well as I was looking at my AMAZING fellow Sparkers pages I noticed a common theme. They were honest (or seemingly so) about how much they weighed throughout their journey. So I changed my ticker to actual show my HONEST weight. I'm tired of hiding. I'm putting it out there and I'm going to work my butt off (literally) to get that football to the end zone!

Yes, on one of my pictures it says my highest weight was 235...LIE! BIG FAT LIE! My highest non-pregnant weight was 251 BEFORE kids! I know the numbers don't define me and the scale won't tell me I'm beautiful but it's time I get REAL and stop hiding.

So from here on out it's the truth and NOTHING but the truth!

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POCKETFULOFSUN 11/16/2014 6:49PM

    I just recently decided to post my accurate real-time progress on my page as well. I had been only entering my weight if I lost. I guess that's how I stayed in the 190's all summer/fall. I am that knowing I will have to post it weakly on my page will give me some incentive to move the numbers in the right direction. emoticon

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DAVIS_6311 11/10/2014 4:14PM

    Thank you! Yes I was 178 when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. So I had lost quite a bit. Only to gain it back but for a good reason LOL! Now to work on getting rid of it again but for forever this time!!

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AZULVIOLETA6 11/10/2014 1:36PM

    Good for you!

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JENSTRESS 11/7/2014 12:19PM

    Ugh, I hear you. I don't know what my highest weight was. I don't know, because I don't own a scale, but I know it was embarrassingly high as well. Probably about what yours was. Good for you for being so honest, so open. Besides, at least that means that you have lost even more!

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Fighting my food addiction...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This morning I was reading on the SP message boards and I read some HARD truths about food. Food is an object, like a pencil. It doesn't shove itself down our throat we CHOOSE to eat it. The best definition I found is below...

CHOOSE: to select freely and after consideration

The part that blows my mind is that I have mindlessly chosen to ALLOW food to control me. To allow food to have a voice and the strength to make me eat it. Realizing that I hold all the power has FINALLY flipped a switch! I don't have to eat junk just because it's there.

I feel like this is my "aha" moment and I will not CHOOSE to allow food to have power. I will allow it to be the OBJECT it truly is. I will select freely AFTER consideration.

I have the power to break this cycle and NOT pass it on to my children.

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DAVIS_6311 11/10/2014 4:12PM

    Thank you for your comments!

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CHSHULER89 11/8/2014 6:35PM

    Awesome! Keep it going! I need to remind myself lately and keeping positive. You will accomplish anything you set your mind too!

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JENSTRESS 11/7/2014 12:21PM

    I LOVE this. I always hated the food addiction because it is the one thing you can't stay away from. If you are addicted to drugs, you just stay away from them, cigarrettes, same thing, but food you need to survive. It is honestly why sugar and me don't have a relationship right now, and will likely almost never have one again.

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DTHOR6 10/16/2014 4:02PM

    Good for you! I love the food is an object like a pencil that is a great way to explain it.

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