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#backontrack Challenge

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monday I blogged about my restart. Well so far I've had two awesome days. A friend pointed out that I have to list what I'm working for. Goals have to be set. Well this morning is a #backontrack challenge for august with spark. So in tune with that I will follow the challenge. My goals for this 31 day challenge will be as follows:

1. I will track all my foods, not just the ones that look good in my tracker.

2. I will begin weighing and measuring again what I choose to eat.

3. I will get to the YMCA two days weekly.

4. I will weather permitting get my morning break walk around the building at work. No sense wasting 15 minutes playing Candy Crush on my phone when I can be moving.

5. Last but not least....I will do my best to have something to do besides mindless munching after dinner. Time to get some gum stocked up.

So there it is in a nutshell. Most if not all is doable. If I should slip and fall I will pick myself up and continue this journey. I have a goal and I will reach it.


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CAKAROO 7/31/2014 6:15AM


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KENDRACARROLL 7/30/2014 8:35PM

    Oh yeah! Great action steps. Tangible and very doable.

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BAMAJAM2 7/30/2014 1:27PM

  Hi Michelle--- Sounds like a great plan-- very doable!!
Be assured that your plan will pay off with benefits...

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Facing facts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When faced with an obstacle, approach it head-on and get past it or think of a way to work around it!

Well my approach to this was to restart everything. Enough living in the past. Time to wake up and see what is what. I haven't done what I should of done to make this journey work for me. I've done all I can do to let it get away from me. Two years worth of regaining all the weight I had worked so hard to lose. But you know what? I'm ready to start fresh and not pretend any longer. Oh I know I've said this before and actions speak louder than words. But this time I'm putting my actions to the test. I have set a goal for myself by my 48th birthday which is September 10th so I really want to be close to goal or at least nearer than I am today and no that doesn't mean by one or two pounds from where I'm at. Which seems to be my trend over the year.

Michelle. 159.1 highest weight

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CAKAROO 7/30/2014 5:56AM


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KENDRACARROLL 7/29/2014 4:00PM

    They say that once you set a goal, put action steps to it, defining by what means you will reach that goal. Something like 'for an entire month I will track my food' or 'I'll walk x miles every day', etc.
Spell it out, Michelle :)

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WDIPIM 7/29/2014 7:17AM

  You can do it. God Bless

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A day at the beach.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Instead of thinking, "It hasn't worked before," think, "I'll try again!"


We spent the day in Gulf Shores at the beach in Alabama. We live about two hours away and so we get up early, and we leave early. We always stop at a Mcdonalds about half way there for a bite to eat. This time I chose to have the Egg mcmuffin with sausage and no cheese and a bottle of water.

We swam and had a good time. We all got more sun than was needed. But in the end family time is so much better than a bit of sunburn that a bit of Aloe Vera can handle. We than stopped for dinner. A Pizza Hut. My grandson's choice. So I had a two pieces of supreme pizza. I can tell ya that was 820 calories I can never get back. lol. But again much fun was had and it was worth the extra I might have to do today to make up for it.

This is a journey and sometimes things don't go as planned. I can tell ya that I packed fruits, and nuts for my snacks. I drank water all day long. So a bit of pizza was ok for one day. So I took control where I could and let go of the reins just a bit for dinner and all in all that one meal is not going to undo all the hard work I have done.

So in closing.....I'm ready to begin my new day fresh and clean.


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If not now. when????

Friday, July 25, 2014

If not now when? This quote was on a post from Spark sent to my email this morning. Great question for me.

I seem to have lost my way over and over again on this journey. Why? Just pure laziness on my part. I say laziness because it is so much easier to just grab and go then to really plan and think it through. I have written about this over and over again. So If I know what the problem is why aren't I doing something about it?

Welllllllllll. what had happened was...............ok no excuses. From here on out it is just solutions. I can make this work to satisfy me. This is my journey. Not anyone elses and I don't have to follow in their foot steps. I can make my own way. I have choices in this journey. MY choices. So I choose to be a better me. Not just in the kitchen but all over. I will get my workouts in. I will choose to eat better. I will have one diet coke daily and I will get my waters in. I know I've said this before but this time I mean it.

My weight is 155.8 last weigh in. I opted out of this week as it is my TOM and we all know that means a two pound gain automatically. But that gives me till next Friday to see a bit of change. If I can do one week I can do two.


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RIDLEYRIDER 7/25/2014 8:02AM

  There is no one more important than yourself to do this for....never, never, never give up!

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WDIPIM 7/25/2014 7:12AM

  Yes you can.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The rest of your life begins right now. Ready, set, go!

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

I need to focus on me more and the whole weight loss thing less. No I don't mean to give up all my health for laziness, I guess what I'm trying to say is I am tired of worrying so much about what I eat and what I do, when I really need to focus on how I carry myself, how I feel, and how I really want to look. We can diet anytime but it is a journey that carries us to the top of the mountain. A friend wrote about this in a message this morning. I'm still somewhere near the bottom of the mountain when I'm looking up at the top and wanting so much to be looking down. But in the end it all begins ME. I have the tools, I have the mindset most of the time. So why am I still sitting and looking up? Well I have this thing called "self sabotage" going on. Lose two pounds this week, gain one next week. Yeah I'm still down one but now I have to relose that other one and then some. I don't know why I do it but I can't get my mind in the place it needs to be. I remember being focused, driven, motivated. Now I'm just going through the motions.

I need a aha moment again. My mojo is waning and it is time to work on ME again. So with that said, I'm finishing my week out strong. I may just have a streak going, but I don't want to ruin it by talking about it, so today I'm accountable to me.


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CAKAROO 7/25/2014 6:00AM

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BAMAJAM2 7/24/2014 5:05PM

  Let's finish the week strong together--ok! Each day we have the chance to make healthy choices, and to take the step to achieve our goal. Today I am accountable to me, and I will make choices for good health. Thank you!

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WDIPIM 7/24/2014 7:12AM

  You go girl! I too self sabotage and it is driving me mad. I know what to do, why I need to do it, and I REALLY want to but then I get in a funk and damage all the good I've done. UGH....hang in there, one of these days we'll get it together. God Bless!

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