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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Remember losing the first few pounds deserves just as much applause as losing those last few!







Enjoy your Sunday and a new week.

Michelle.

  
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KENDRACARROLL 8/18/2014 1:59PM

    Happy Monday.
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Not giving up!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I ranted yesterday about the feelings I'm having about my weight issues or lack there of. But I'm not giving up on myself. I'm just in a slump right now, ok it has been going on for a while, but I'm good. I'm doing the right thing and yes it isn't showing like I would so love but I'm not quitting. One thing I'm not is a quitter. A whiner maybe, but during the rant I'm still pushing myself forward because in the back of my mind is the what if's ....what if I quit and gain even more, what if I never reach my goal, what if someone sees me and thinks dang she has gotten big. So many what if's.....

I'm so really trying to not let this happen.

Paper journal at the ready, app tuned in, and good healthy foods bought, I'm ready for another good week and who knows maybe this week will be different.

I want to say I miss the Spark journal they used to have. I journaled everything so often and now it is gone. So the only place I have to rant, or jump for my own joy is in a blog, Did Spark not realize somethings we have to work out on our own.

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HMBROWN1 8/16/2014 9:15AM

    Great advice NELLJONES! Best wishes to all!

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EVIE4NOW 8/16/2014 8:47AM

  The "what ifs" keeps me going... you CAN do it.

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NELLJONES 8/16/2014 8:16AM

    It takes at least as long to lose the weight as it took to gain it. Nobody tracks the upward movement in the scale, so you don't really feel how long it took. Even a watched pot boils eventually.

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Sometimes I just wanna......

Friday, August 15, 2014

Concentrate on building your inner strength. Your motivation is what keeps you going even when it's tough!


Sometimes I just wanna.....quit. I want to stop the madness, get off the merry go round and just be for a bit. Doesn't everyone? I mean don't you all feel like your trying and trying and the results just aren't happening? Well for me this has been an ongoing thing. I'm working harder than ever and still nothing, nadda, zip. No loss, sometimes a gain, and still not getting anywhere but more frustrated.

I've taken my goals in hand and my coworkers and I have decided to change a few things up. Well they see results, me? I see the same number over and over. Each week now for two weeks I've gotten on those scales just knowing I've done some good. But Alas like the week before I'm either up or the same. How can that be? I'm walking again, I'm eating under my calories daily, I'm choosing wiser, so what is up with that? I just don'[t know anymore what I'm doing. I want to just throw those scales in the trash, toss the healthy lifestyle out the window, I mean what good is it if I'm not seeing change?

It sucks each week to head to work to tell your loss or gain and always have a gain or no loss. I said before for two weeks we've been doing this as a group, I've been doing this for two years, alone, and still nothing. Now I will admit early on I was just going through the motions, but for a bit now I've been working on me, I've bought calorie counter books, new apps for my phone, new cups for my water, got out the scales, pack a bag to change after work so I can go to the YMCA or take a walk outside depending on the mood, I'm not binging at night, and I'm making better choices. So what the hell gives?

Menopause? yup I've got that, but dang I can't keep my sanity through all this with my weight, the stress of life, and just trying to get my emotions in check. Yup it isn't for sissies.

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NELLJONES 8/15/2014 8:09AM

    I found out that I can be perfectly within my plan, and in 15 minutes I can reverse the work of weeks. It doesn't seem fair, but there it is.

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A little motivation for soul:

Thursday, August 14, 2014


A world in upheaval is the breaking of the old sod -
the revealing of rich fresh soil ready for new planting.
Rejoice in the opportunity to sow a new crop.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher







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The journey with friends

Friday, August 08, 2014

You can because you believe that you can

My coworkers decided it was time to get healthy. So we have decided to lose one bad habit each week. This week we decided sweets was the first to go. Easy enough for me, but some all but threw a temper tantrum. Now next week is bread. White breads and such really. We can still have whole grain, pita, wraps, just really learning to make better choices which isn't a bad idea for me. I have this addiction to chips and anything crunchy so I've stayed out of that isle at the store all together.

Well anyways this week was easy enough. I didn't see much change on the scale but that is ok also. I'm ready for week two. I have to tell ya it is nice to all be on the same page in the work place. We bounce ideas off each other and that helps. Kinda like emoticon but with live people. lol.



Michelle.

  
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KENDRACARROLL 8/12/2014 3:22PM

    It's always great to have somebody to be doing this with. Lots more fun and a bit of competition won't hurt either :)

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DONNELDA22 8/8/2014 1:08PM

    You re lucky to work with like minded people. emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 8/8/2014 7:06AM

  Thanks for sharing

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WDIPIM 8/8/2014 7:01AM

  So glad your coworkers are in on the plan. It is hard for me since someone always brings donut holes on Friday, someone brought a pecan pie yesterday. UGH. It's hard to go into the kitchen and just get coffee. But I do it. Good Luck

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