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Finally Working out the kinks

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I was so ready to give up on myself. But I decided that I really wanted to reach the goals I had set so long ago and somehow forgot about. So I dug deep inside myself and I began fresh.

I had given up in a sense on myself. But I had a moment when I awoke like from a long sleep and decided I didn't want to go out like that. So I shopped for the right foods, I got out my tried and trusted notebook to write it all down, I brought out the measuring cups and I wiped down the food scale (dust is a terrible thing), and I got to work. You know what? It worked. I'm down 2.2 this week and it feels wonderful. I have had a consistent loss each week. Some weeks less and this week way more, but I'm on the downward side again.

I believe so far this month I'm doing just this.

I have lost a few pounds, I've done my first 5K, I've gotten in over 10,000 steps daily and so far I'm on day five of the 10 minutes daily challenge. So you know what? I think I'm working out the kinks in this program called "My Life" just fine.

Michelle.

  
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KENDRACARROLL 10/20/2014 2:44PM

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It's Done

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Today was my first 5K. It was awesome. My daughter, a coworker/friend, and I did it. We finished in 50 minutes and that was walking. This was an untimed event. Now the next one in January is timed and we are doing that one also. For a first time walk/run it was wonderful. It was a color run and man was there color. Dust everywhere. But fun non the less. Here are a few pics.

This is my number of which I'm framing and putting in my exercise room. I earned the moment and I'm going to use it to motivate me for the next step in my journey.

the girl in white is my daughter. Now this is a mother daughter bonding experience.

and last but not least is me. I'm not one to have my pic taken but you know what? I'm using this as my profile pic because I did something I've wanted to for five years now and never had the nerve to do. I'm strong and I'm going to succeed.

If you want to do a walk/run then do it. Don't wait like I did. Because whether you finish first or last you finish and that is all that counts. It is in the doing that we grow stronger. We are even talking about taking in more.

Michelle.

  
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    Congratulations! Great job!

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CBMOOREFIELD 10/11/2014 3:04PM

    Great job! What a wonderful accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself and I am sure you will only do even better on the next one. Keep up the good work!
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I've done it............

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I finally signed up for my first 5k. I'm so excited and all it has done is make me want to work harder to succeed for myself. One item off my bucket list. I have wanted to do one for so long but fear kept me from doing it. Well this time I have my daughter and coworkers with me. We got this. Down Syndrome is the charity but it wouldn't have mattered what it was. I want this so bad. Funny I really want that number to frame and hang in my home gym for inspiration. The race is October 11th and my daughter and I have been "practicing" for it. We already walk 3.24 miles each Saturday and Sunday now we are working on our time. But no matter what I will finish and I will have fun.


Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



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KENDRACARROLL 9/30/2014 4:09PM

    Congratulations!
Should be a fun experience.
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    Have a great time!

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  Congrats - God Bless

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Quips and Quotes

Saturday, September 13, 2014




I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo





The above pic is what I've been working on this past week or so. You see I turned 48 and for some reason that brought me to a great abiss. I was so depressed about that number. Why? Because I had set goals this past year, I had hoped that by now I would be the woman I so longed to be. Well I am the woman I so wanted to be. I'm just a bit overweight and I can fix that. I have a wonderful life and I should be thanking god that the way my life began is not how it I allowed it to continue. So I headed out and bought me a new outfit. Yup one that fits NOW not one I hope to get into, you know what. I feel good in those levi jeans that fit. Wow what a freeing feeling that is. I was like a school girl with a new pair of 501's to wear. lol. But truthfully I've set off on a new journey to love myself NOW. And in that I've been keeping up with my calories, weight, and exercise daily. I have seen a trend and today I work on changing that trend. So Never give up on yourself no matter the moment, because guess what it is only a moment. Things can and will change in a heartbeat.

Michelle.

  
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KENDRACARROLL 9/16/2014 9:16PM

    Well, happy late 48th. (Depressed about that number? Just wait 'til you hit 50 hehe).
Just make a goal for today and keep plucking away.
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A meltdown can sometimes bring clarity

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Determination is what takes people far! Stick to it the results will be worth it!

"happiness radiates from within"


Virgo (change)

You need to deal with a situation that requires little more than an open mind. Fortunately, you can deploy that with aplomb today -- though it may require a little adjustment in your preconceptions.


I'm posting each of these items because yesterday I had a melt down. It was my weigh in day again, I had been tracking all week, moving like I'm suppose to, you know the drill, so I step on them and to my dismay they were up two pounds. Again!!!!!!!!! Needless to say if I wasn't afraid of my husband running in to see me standing on the scales, naked, crying I had better just leave them alone and move away slowly. I was so upset.

Now you may say oh it is water, it is muscle, it is what it is. But I really am tired of hearing all that. Why? Because this has been going on now for quite some time. When they say you lose and then regain weight and with it comes friends the statistics aren't lying. I've gained all of my weight back plus and the plus is what makes this all so bad. But not only that but the work I'm doing isn't doing anything.

Ok so anyhow, I had a breakdown of sorts. I got on my knees and I prayed, begged, yelled, and just vented to the universe or anyone that would listen. I just can't understand what is wrong with me. But today I awake and signs are coming at me faster than I can think. What does all this mean to my journey or for my journey?



Where do I go from here? How do I continue on the path I'm on with a sinking feeling that this next week will be the same as the week before, or the week before that?



Because I just know in the back of my mind if I quit that will be it. So I have to have faith that I'm where I'm suppose to be at this moment. I don't have to like it I just have to keep moving forward one step at a time and never give up on me.

All this is not to say I won't have a bad day, week, month....by with all that I have inside of me that wants this I will succeed. If not today than one day soon.

Michelle.

  
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KENDRACARROLL 9/6/2014 5:42PM

    Have you ever had your thyroid hormone levels checked?
Could be a reason the weight is hanging on.

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