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Allowing Danni from the Biggest Loser to Inspire me.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Who watched Biggest Loser this Season and did you watch last nights finale?

I watched and from very early on became a huge fan of Danni. Her team was wiped out almost immediately and so sometimes in challenges she had to do every thing herself but she never let it stop her, discourage her or get her down. With her team situation being she was the only one left.,who could have blamed her if she got discouraged. At that point the workouts were brutal for her, she was on her own and her chances of being able to stay each week before it went to individuals was not good. Somehow though she managed to dig deep and push through all those challenges. Every week I'd pray she make it through another week and every week she brought it and she became someone I truly admired. So last night I think I was even more nervous than Danni...I wanted her to win so bad. When she came out I was blown away she looked like a top model, she was ripped, her shoulders and arms were amazing, but most of all she looked so happy, so confident like she could take on the world and win. I've felt that way before and its an amazing feeling. Although I haven't felt like that in quite some time.

My fitness level has dropped to about zip....my eating habits are not where they need to be...I feel not sick but just kind of crummy. When I was losing my weight initially there was a point where the exercise and the healthy eating had my body almost buzzing with well being and I'd so like to get there.

Unlike Danni when challenges have come my way in the form of sickness or busyness and it takes me away from my workouts, or away from my focus on healthy eating I don't just pick right back up. I've had a very divided focus.

The result is this I'm almost 15 pounds over my goal of 155...I feel crappy...my body is not toned and I don't like how I look right now, my clothes are tight and it seems overwhelming to me because I keep thinking of all the work it will take to get where I want to be.

One positive thing I have been consistent about is feeding my mind to discard negative thoughts and replace them with positive. Today I watched a Tony Robbins video about how focusing on one tiny change can change your life.

I think of Danni...low self esteem, overwhelmed by her weight and her student loans 8 months ago. Danni made one decision try to get on the biggest loser...once there she decided every day to do her best and to make weight loss her focus. Now it blows my mind in just 8 months she has gone from being obese, out of shape, low self esteem to fit, healthy, beutiful, confidendent and has 250,000.00 dollars in her bank account...bye bye student loans. She will be appearing in a subway commerrcial more money, and she is such a crowd favorite I'm sure biggest loser will employ her in some capacity. She has inspired millions and those millions have loved her and sent her positive energy for her to fly on. Wow...8 months...and all of this the result of one decision. No way could she have ever dreamed she could change her life in less than a year to this degree.

This really got me thinking. My attention has been all over the place...I'm worried about finances and the fact that a job is not at least till now coming my way so I spend alot of energy and frustration trying to find that job. I'm taking a life coaching course but then defeat myself by piling on all the internet marketing things I need to learn and the start up capital I need to have a successful coaching practice, More energy wasted and negative overwhelming thinking that drains me there are just a whole lot of places where my mindset needs to be simplified and I need to make one decision, and focus on that. I can't control when a job comes, I can't control when money will come...but I can focus on getting healthy and let the positive energy flow out from that, and in the other areas continue looking, continue learning, but make getting healthy my main focus will help me to feel better overall.

Danni has inspired me and I really want to make a plan and put it into action.

Have a good day everyone.


  
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AMAZONRUNNER 3/24/2013 9:48PM

    I was inspired by Danni too. I loved the transformations of Jeff and Jackson as well. To be honest, the last few episodes are on demand on cable and I've watched them several times. The first two weeks of getting on track were hard and sometimes, when I felt in danger of "cheating" I'd turn on an episode and it really helped me to focus and regain control.

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JUNEPA 3/20/2013 12:41AM

    Pretty amazing before and after difference
Yay for Danni perservering
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TASHAMALIE 3/19/2013 3:16PM

    We can do it together! :) emoticon

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KEEP_GOING247 3/19/2013 1:39PM

    Wow. I haven't watched in a while. Is it finale time already? Danni looks amazing!

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An incredible surprise and some encouragement for everyone.

Monday, October 15, 2012



One of those surprises that take your breath away...figuratively and in this case litterely....went out for my walk turned right out of the driveway have only been that way once...encounter a hill keep walking...then the road kind of levels out...I'm just enjoying the beautiful day and the scenary but a few times I notice I'm breathing heavily I just think wow girl you really have to get back to
working out. So I come to the end of the road and turn around to walk back the way I came and that was when it happened. When I turned around I was just stunned by the incredible view...I was so high up it was as though I could see the whole valley...the mountains everything. Other than the first hill the climb had been so gradual I didn't realize I was climbing until I looked back and saw how far id come. Isn't that often the case with life we set a goal and we just keeping trudging along and we don't see any real progress till one day we are just blown away to discover all those miniscule often uncomfortable little steps added up and we are so delighted with the view from there. Anyway I probably looked a little looney on the walk back...wearing this insane grin...joy just bubbling out of me and singing at the top of my lungs.....good thing I live in the country not too many people to scare.lol. Anyway was a reminder to me to keep on taking those little steps and to expect wonderful surprises on the journey.

  
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DOVESEYES 1/28/2013 1:57AM

    What a great view thanks for taking me with you. I agree totally with the small steps as well. It is really a surprise to see them. My daughter takes pics of me and I can't believe I've changed so much. emoticon

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JUNEPA 10/15/2012 6:14PM

    Very beautiful, so nice to have as a walking route close to home.

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CYWSMILEY 10/15/2012 12:57PM

    Wow that is really nice. Thank you for sharing.

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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.

hugs
HeatherDawn

  
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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
Sandi

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

LYMI
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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 someone..lol...i 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!

deb

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ANEWME42012 12/30/2011 9:04PM

    She is beautiful!

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