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It' Going good

Monday, September 15, 2014

It seems like I only blog when things are going bad or I am struggling but sitting here writing this and I can say.. Things are going good.. I have been really focusing in my journey ad my steps to weight loss. I am not stress eating or picking.. I have passed up bad carbs.. and have eat clean for the past two weeks.. is there weight loss? well one pound.. I mean can I get any slower?? but its a pound and not a gain, I think too its because I was not working out much last week, it seemed that I had no time I mean I did get on my spinning bike for 20 minutes but that was it.. so tonight I am hitting the gym..

I am planning on having a good week, my meals are planned I am armed with good healthy food in the frig.. I know I can do this

Have a good week everyone

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CANDOK1260 10/12/2014 9:45PM

    yes emoticon this

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LUCKYDOGFARM 9/24/2014 3:12PM

    A pound a week for a year is 52 pounds!

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JANETRIS 9/22/2014 8:51PM

    emoticon Way to think positive!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/15/2014 9:11AM

    You're doing great! Don't focus on that one pound...focus on how you are feeling! After two weeks of healthy eating, you must feel great! Keep up the good work, the weight loss will happen.

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FATSOO51 9/15/2014 8:20AM

    emoticon emoticon love to read a positive blog. Sounds like you are doing everything right...I need to copy you :)


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I am on the right track...

Saturday, September 06, 2014

And feeling good.. thinking back to when I first started a healthy living journey and wanted to lose weight I just started doing it I buckled down I stopped eating the junk and eating in between meals I just started to do it and it worked... most of you now I have been struggling for some time I have decided that I need to do something what was I doing so wrong or not doing that caused me not to lose weight.. well I knew I was a little on the laxed side and it was hard to stop but I think my main down fall is carbs so I decided it was time to do a 6 weeks no carbs plan.. I decided to cut up any kind of bread, oatmeal, and carbs .. it was very hard this week, but I got threw it.. and I was worried that I would cave this weekend, which last night family ordered pizza like I knew they would but I did not partake in it. Today has been good too I have ate clean all day worked out and took the dog for a walk..

Do I feel I am on the right track? yes. and I fearful I might get off of it? oh yea but for now I am going to keep doing what I am doing because I am so amazed at my self for sticking to it and staying strong I think the longer I do the better I feel and I will stick with it longer..

Wow love this feeling ..

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CAPECODLIGHT 9/7/2014 6:58PM

    Sounds like you are on track for sure. Fewer carbs, the easier it is to manage hunger and cravings.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 9/7/2014 9:13AM

    That's is quite the undertaking! I admit, I am a carboholic! I ogle bread at the store. I admire your ability to go carbless. Keep it up MsAnita!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/6/2014 9:33PM

    Good job. You're HERE and blogging, so if you catch youself on that slippery slope, we're here for you!

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Back too.....

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Work, goals.... my healthy living plan.. today was day 1 I would count it as and it went well, work was good kind of went fast.. got right back into the swing of what we do in the auction department at our local Public Broad Casting Station. made a great breakfast. packed a good lunch.. hubby made dinner which was a chicken stir fry over rice.. well today was my first day of no carb or low carb I totally skilled the rice.. just at the chicken and veggies.. after dinner got back to adding in some fitness which I have not done in 4 days..

And now for the kicker of the day.. I have not wore my black dress paints size 16w since April.. now you all know I had a hard time over the summer I was dreading to put them on thinking no way go get the 18s and put them on I put the 16s on and they fit.. like they always did.. I was like "oh ok.. I will take that" made me smile..

Bring it on Day 2

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PAQTEQ 9/18/2014 3:12PM

    I'm eating Low Carb too. I have been having great success with it. emoticon

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JLPEASE 9/5/2014 11:17AM

    Way to go with the NSV!!

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CAPECODLIGHT 9/3/2014 8:51PM

    Have you ever tried quinoa? I just did this year and it makes a good sub for rice. It is not a grain.

So glad the pants fit - what a hoot!


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LUCKYDOGFARM 9/2/2014 11:59PM

    emoticon way to go MsAnita! You get down on yourself way too much! The power of positive thinking goes a long way!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/2/2014 9:57PM

    Wonderful! NSV!

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GEORGE815 9/2/2014 8:07PM

    Glad the pants fit. Rice is hard to stay low or no carb for the day.

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New Hope...

Monday, September 01, 2014

It has taken all of the day to get going on this blog.. I told my self this morning I needed to write it out about how August went and how I would like September to turn out.. and I just do not know why it has taken me all day to do so.. I guess I just did not want to face the truth and the truth is August was just like the other 7 months of 2014.. I did the same thing in the beginning of each month really thought how I wanted to have that month turn out.. and what I was going to do to have it turn out that way. lets rewind to January 2014 where it all started.. where I was kind of in the same place where I am now.. meaning the scale not moving, feeling a little overwhelmed with that fact, asking my self what did you do to change? and vow that I would do better, do this do that eat this don't eat that.. drink water.. work out bike more walk more talk more blog more.. each month I would vow that.. it's not all lost I did work at all that.. I did work out a lot I did ride my bike, I did walk more.. I cut out eating stupid stuff meaning extra helpings. or such.. and yet I still got the same results. NO weight loss.. each month I had a plan lose 7lbs. heck I wanted to have 30 lbs off by this date. I said that back in January.. not one.. gone up 2 down 1 up down 2 played with that all Spring and Summer.. I know I am only to blame.. I know what I ate my food plan was not squeaky clean I tried to eat clean which I would do for one or two weeks but carbs come back in and they are my killer.

I do not want repeat the past 9 months.. we only have 4 more months left of 2014 I know I might not lose the 30 but I need to budge some of it... I want to lose 30 to 50 but what I mostly want is to stick to the food plan that I use to follow, I know I can do it.. working out is second nature for me.. I have no problem doing it but I will admit when I am feeling defeated food wise.. my fitness schedule slacks.. and I have been slacking this whole weekend.. I did not do anything not even my knee strengthen exercise's which I am noticing that my knee is popping more and hurting.. (I have a displaced knee cap) and the physical therapist told me I have to do those quad exercise 3x to 4x weekly or I will have problems..

So this has me thinking.. I need to do this or my whole body is going to suffer I will only be back to where I use to be.. 330lbs. and I do not want that.. I cant go back.. I may not be where I want to be today but I am not where I use to be and I don't want to go back to where I was.. I need to keep moving forward I need to clean up my act and I am doing that starting now.. this Month has to be and will be different it is up to me.. no more slacking..

Thank you or listing to me.. I know I am not judged here..I know I can come here and pour my heart out not make any sense and ramble on.. it helps me and I am going to start doing what I need to do to get back on track.

Starting with:
Eating clean,
getting 8 hours of sleep
drinking my 80oz of water a day
20 minutes of spinning on my spinning bike.. in addition to work out 4 to 5x a week

I got more I should work on but I think if I was to throw it all out there it would be too overwhelming ...

so little by little I will do this.


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DTHOR6 9/2/2014 3:49PM

    I have no doubt that you can do it. Your mind is in the right place. You are so correct that noone here will judge you, we have all been there done that.


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1CRAZYDOG 9/2/2014 1:10PM

    You definitely are not judged because ALL of us have BTDT. I for sure know **I** have.

You have a fine plan. Take the time daily to look @ it and resolve to take it a day-at-a-time. Being overwhelmed (and again, BTDT) sabotages our efforts.

HUGS and you CAN do this!

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ASHBUG1 9/2/2014 11:03AM

    anita this blog could of been written by me . it is exactly what I do each month, week, and day. and now im trying to start and keep to some goals for set too.
I hope it all goes as planed for you.

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NHES220 9/2/2014 10:17AM

    You can do this! Those starting points are great and will get you going. It is not too much too soon, they are manageable. Getting back on track is key. I know you don't want to go back to where you were, none of us do, too scary to think about when you've worked so hard to lose it. Hang in there! You can do this and your knees and the rest of your body will thank you!
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It was all so exciting

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I just went back and re read my blogs when I first joined Spark.. they where so full of hope and inspiration and motivation by my self.. and the responses from members some still here some not.. where so inspiring .. I was on top of my game or at least I thought I was.. maybe I was.. So your asking am I on top of my game now?
NO... I don't feel it..I feel kind of like I am going through the motions.. and not really working it.. OK I am in sales.. I sold houses for 5 years and I was very very good at it very competitive and very on top of my game.. I had to be or I did not make money.. I was always doing my "homework" to become an expert on the market.. I read books, I listened to other agents I watched other agents.. I enlisted in a couple of coaches to help with my sales.. and followed their advice to a Teee. and that is what worked for me.. I felt I had to be One step beyond everyone.. and I was.. or at least I think I was.. was there someone better then I ? yes. was there other agents who sold more then I ? oh yea.. but I wanted to be like them, I watched them and I followed what they did. and it worked..

The Day I joined spark and set up everything and read a lot of stuff I decided to apply the same attitude to my program.. and it worked.. it really worked tried to be one step ahead of me.. and my emotional eating.. I did what ever it took, I read... and re read arterials.. blogs. posts, recipes everything that spark had to offer.. I joined teams got into challenges.. started a team. too.. lead some teams.. really dove into it..
besides spark.. I ate clean everyday. planned out my meals, packed healthy lunch for work.. went to the gym, walked, rode my bike.. and got 8 hours sleep.. I was happy and the weight it came off..

Now I think the honey moon is over.. I don't have the same vigor and drive like I did I don't sell real estate any more I got out when the market went south and I need to get a job.. I now work in sales again and I love it keeps me going it keeps me on my game.. and I do enjoy this job a lot..

as for my program.. I am struggling.. well not struggling I am like I said going through the motions.. and feeling like I should be doing more or something different.. the weight has stopped coming off. I gain more then I lose.. one week up 1 next week down 1 one week up 2 one week no loss it goes on and on and on..
One thing for sure is I still use the tools, the tracking, the reading, the blogs and members.. thank God for members who support me and encourage me.. because I am not sure where I would be if I did not have that..

So is it still exciting ? but of course.. I may not feel excited at times.. but I know that this is life and life has its ups and downs.. but that is what makes it exciting

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LUCKYDOGFARM 8/26/2014 8:06PM

    For me, I think I need more challenges to get the ball rolling again. Or the scale moving down....
Usually we've done mileage challenges and have gotten good results. I haven't had any mileage challenges this year. I think it's time to start one!

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JLPEASE 8/26/2014 1:48PM

    I think going through the motions is important when you seem to have lost your "spark". I'm in that place now myself, but it's getting better a little at a time.

You did a good thing in looking at your past blogs too. You can see how your state of mind was at the time when you were doing so well. You can also feel a little more confident about your success.

It sounds like you've had some stress in terms of your job situation too, but that's looking up too -- you are back to doing something you love.

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GOCALGAL 8/26/2014 11:50AM

    emoticon emoticon Such an honest thought provoking blog and such great comments and advice from everyone too. Thanks for sharing!

For most of us, it's never easy at least for long For me it's about reading books and blogs that encourage me to continue to try to find strategies and habits that will work for me at this time.

It's also about hanging as tough as I can to not to gain back what I've lost during my weak or challenging times. Which is now. I've done this way too many times. I try to focus on the positive things I've done and am doing and to minimize the negatives.

I am currently trying to get back under a line that I have drawn for myself. As a Spark Buddy wisely said, "It's time to stop the madness." emoticon emoticon Never quit just keep taking one step at a time and one day at a time. emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 8/25/2014 10:11AM

    I hear you! I'm in an up and down phase myself. We just need to keep reading and learning and finding what works for us - and - how to sustain it. Not rocket science, but somedays it feels like that.

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JANETRIS 8/25/2014 8:47AM

    CRAZYDOG is so right about the honeymoon phrase. At Weight Watchers we talk about the "new member glow" lol! We do have to dig deep every day. Maintenance is hard no doubt about it. We surround ourselves with positive people and activities to keep the ball's what we do to keep on going. It's better than the alternative! emoticon

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CAROL3SAN 8/25/2014 8:44AM

    Hope you will have a good day and will get all of that old excitement back again. You are so much worth every effort you put into achieve your goals. emoticon

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NANHBH 8/24/2014 9:22PM


I love your honesty. It is so refreshing.

I posted this link on our team discussion board, but will post it here for you, too. It's the little things that add up and give us confidence to try the bigger things.


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1CRAZYDOG 8/24/2014 5:05PM

    You know, I think you nailed it when you said that the honeymoon is over! That's what happens in life, in any relationship. Then it's about finding ways to get comfortable with the more routine feelings that go along with the honeymoon being over.

Fake it till you feel it is a start. But we have to dig deeper. I had to do more emotional work on this journey than physical! Seems odd, doesn't it!? But that's the truth!

I find reading blogs is very inspiring. It's all about finding what sparks that inspiration and motivation in yourself.

Getting down and dirty with ourself isn't easy, but that's what it's all about.


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