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Whoooo Hooo I'm getting back on track and it feels fabulous.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I'm so happy today. For the first time in a couple of years I was able to exceed my fitness goals for the week. I received the sparkpeople trophy for 1000 fitness minutes in a month and we are only 2 weeks into july. I've been drinking my water, eating loads of fruits and veggies and tracking much more consistently than I was. My scale is being incredibly stubborn despite all this but eventually I know it will have to cave. I finally think I've got my groove back and it feels fantastic. I love the sense of accomplishment eating right and exercising gives me to say nothing of the physical benefits. Life is good and I'm so grateful for this great website and all my sparky friends who help and encourage me and laugh and cry with me. Love you all.


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OFFWITHTHEOLD 7/21/2012 10:53AM

  Sometimes the scale is so frustrating! Seems to be the last thing to budge. HATE THAT! But I love the way I feel when I am doing the right things, watching my intake, getting lots of water and exericising. Hang in there, you're on the right track with the right attitiude! emoticon emoticon

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NORCALMOM3 7/15/2012 10:53AM

    Way to go on the exercise minutes!!

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Well I now am without excuse...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I've spent a good part of the last two years bemoaning my job taxing all my time.

WEll last month the hotel I managed burnt down and I'm working only part time at home now. So I have no excuse for not getting back into shape.

I quit smoking on Christmas day and this saturday it will be 2 months, which is good, but I'm up 15 pounds from my goal weight which is not good. I have to take action now.

My daughter is getting married in June and I want to look fabulous.

So rather than bemoaning how sad it is about the hotel and how lost I feel. I'm going to see it as an opportunity to not only get back in shape again, but I've set myself a new lower goal weight. My original goal weight was 155, today I weighed in at 168. I've decided to go for a goal weight of 140 pounds. I'm not sure...I might not look good at that weight, if I start to look scrawny I 'll stop before that, but I think I might like 140 pounds.

So I'm back in the thick of it, I have no more excuses.

Lets spark on people, and make our goals come true...It can be done...I've done it before and I'll do it again. BAby steps.

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CAPECODSANDI 2/26/2012 6:35AM

    What a great attitude you have!!! I think having your daughters wedding coming up is a great goal. It worked for me and my own wedding....dropped 50 pounds! You CAN do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Love your page background and colors, just beautiful!

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SNUZSUZ 2/24/2012 9:17AM

    congratulations on your quit and your great attitude!

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ANNAREE 2/23/2012 9:34PM

    You are amazing
Keeping your quit through all of this
You can do whatever you put your mind too

cheers annaree emoticon

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May I introduce my new running partner....

Friday, December 30, 2011

This is Lei the wonderdog. We call her wonderdog because she doesn't appear to ever stop growing. lol

Lia is one of my grandpuppies and we love each other and we've been trying to run together for a while now. The great thing about Lia is if I get tired I can always ride her back. lol

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STHRNLDY1969 12/31/2011 9:34AM

    gorgeous! all of you! looks like you have a pretty good guard dog there. she may be gentle, but just her size might be enough to intimidate think my oscar in his younger years might not have looked like much, but i think he would have been vicious if he had to...ginger,(my shih-tzu) on the other hand, is scared of her water dish, her food, blades of grass...need i go on? lol...not much of a guard dog!

have fun running! so proud of all the positive changes you're making!


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ANEWME42012 12/30/2011 9:04PM

    She is beautiful!

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I Feel Gooooood....I knew that I would ya!

Friday, December 30, 2011

its day 5 of my healthy, peaceful, smokefree new life and I'm happier than I've been in a long time just because I made my mind up to start making myself a priority and start creating the life I want rather than whining about the life I have and all its stress. Theres a great freedom that comes when you truly get to the end of yourself in a situation and finally just have to throw up your hands and say I'm through trying to control, or feel the responsiblity for what I cannot control. Hallejuhah...I am there...can I get an amen Sistas. lol

My last five days have been about what I can control. Its a matter of choosing to give yourself the time you need.

I can practice stress management techniques to combat the stress thats been wreaking havoc with me the last several months. I'm doing deep breathing exercises, and have some great 1 minute visualizations that promote health, and peace.

I'm not smoking frantically killing my health all in an effort to smother my emotions with ciggerette smoke and soothe my stress away.

I've scheduled a lunch break that I've never taken before and now I eat a healthy lunch from home rather than junk from a drive through that I gulp down while running errands in the company car.

I've also taken the time to have a walking break during my work hours and have been showing up to work with my sneakers on my feet. lol

I'm drinking water.

I'm strength training.

I'm going to bed early.

I'm actively looking at my thoughts and changing the negative for the positive.

I'm taking the time to pray and to be quiet and to really listen.

I'm tracking my food and my fitness.

All these little things are adding up to big things for me.....I feel successful and empowered for the first time in months, I feel excited, I feel confident, I feel better phsyically, I'm definitly more positive and less run down. The last several months I've been trying to control what is not within my power to control, worry, fret, sleepless nights, left me feeling completely lifeless, just enduring now with the decision to not allow any job to destroy me, and by assuming responsiblity for how I choose to respond to those stress filled situation. It feels like I've been set free. Whoooo HOOOOO I feel good...and its about time. I'm going to be keeping my eye out for a new position and not let fear of the unknown hold me back.

I'm excited for 2012 and wish all of you a very happy, healthy 2012 too.


Feeling super proud of myself today...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Was up at 5:30 am and ate a healthy breakfast, drank some water. Did 35 minutes of cardio on the treadmill and didn't let my decline of fitness get me down...just kept reminding myself that I was doing the right things and it will come back.
Tracked my breakfast and water....drank some more water.
Came to work and took a small 5 minute fitness break, then drank some more water,
then did a one minute visualization to combat the stress that was building due to the job. Actually took a lunch break ate yummy vegetables left over from turkey dinner. Then I walked as fast as I could for 30 minutes in the hotel's 3rd floor as no one is checked in up there. I walked 2.17 miles in that 30 minutes.
Oh and even bigger news......I haven't smoked at all the last two days.

This feels great...and I'm not going to let myself get sidetracked anymore. No job is worth your health.

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KSPIRIT1 12/27/2011 1:17PM

    You go girl! Keep the Spark!

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TKTMTA 12/27/2011 1:04PM

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KITKAT717 12/27/2011 12:49PM

    Awesome!! Keep it up!!

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