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Plans & resolutions.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012



This is one of my favorite verses. I know that the plans God has for me are good & are plans of hope & to bring me a bright future. That makes me smile. emoticon He has my best interests at heart.

In the past, I have not made resolutions for the New Year because I'm not very good about following through. On many occasions I let circumstances derail my efforts. I have realized on this journey that I was not relying on God as heavily as I should have to give me the strength to do this. He cares about this because I care about it, so I should definitely include Him.

So, I can & will resolve to continue eating healthy foods & I can & will continue to exercise. I've been doing that for 6 months & I'm sure I can continue. I also know that now I'm in better physical shape, I need to push myself a little more during exercise. I have a deadline in mind because our goals should have deadlines, but I'm not going to stress about how long it takes. I'll get there when I get there. Slow & steady wins the race. emoticon



One foot in front of the other, one good choice after another. With God's help, I CAN do this!!



I'm headed toward my dream of being the weight that I was when I got married.



I have some work to do & I'm going to roll up my sleeves & do it!!

Who is with me?

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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LISAN0415 12/26/2012 8:00AM

    You are so right, and you are right about deadlines or goal dates- it does keep us more accountable. Just like work projects, if they said just get this done whenever we can, it would get pushed behind some other priorities/duties, but if they said, get it done by Friday, we make it on the top of our priority list and it gets done!

Best wishes, I know 2013 will be a great year for all of us!

Lisa


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NEEDTOLOOSE1 12/25/2012 2:46PM

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SAINTBETH 12/25/2012 12:01PM

    Very good!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/25/2012 10:01AM

    Great job and Merry Christmas

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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 9:44AM

    Good for you! And Merry Christmas!

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111BUTTERFLY111 12/25/2012 9:29AM

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Do you have a wrinkled soul?

Monday, December 24, 2012



Enthusiasm is a tough thing to hang onto all the time. Especially when circumstances are weighing you down, your weight is weighing you down or [fill in the blank with your reason].

One of the things suggested in The Spark (by SparkGuy Chris Downie) is to make a collage of why you want to lose weight or why you want to reach whatever goal you may have set (half marathon, marathon, etc.). On your collage, include reasons why you want to reach this goal and also make sure you include photos. They can be photos of anyone -- they don't have to be of you.

If you look at that collage every day, it really does keep your enthusiasm up. It also helps to have workout/training buddies. I know that I push myself a bit harder to get to the gym after work when I know my buddies are going to be there. They always greet me with smiles & lots of hugs. If I don't show up, I have phone calls, emails &/or FaceBook messages waiting for me asking where I was. They are super great friends!



Today's challenge: Come up with a way to foster enthusiasm. Maybe it's looking at your collage or meeting a buddy at the gym. Maybe you need to change your workout music. Whatever it is, "just do it." (~ Nike ~) You won't regret it.

No more wrinkled souls!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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GLITTER60 12/25/2012 12:24PM

    my work out buddy is hubby, but he does the walking (or treadmill) and i do my water exercises, and strengthening.

love your wallpaper

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JIGGILY 12/25/2012 2:51AM

    How true, very motivational and a great idea.
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Have a wonderful Christmas
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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 12:09AM

    Beautiful! And a happy and healthy Christmas to you.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 12:09AM

    Beautiful! And a happy and healthy Christmas to you.

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OTEN36 12/24/2012 5:38PM

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Dee

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DRUIDPRINCESS 12/24/2012 5:36PM

    Firstly, I LOVE your background of snowmen... I hadn't noticed them before and they really made me smile!

I always love reading your blogs. They show such depth of thought and really challenge us to DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING, that propels us in the right direction,

My city turns 100 next year and I am one of four people designing a year of dances, starting with an Edwardian 1900s dance and going all the way through the decades (Roaring 20s, Rock'n'Roll, etc) until the present day, with one dance per month.

I am in charge of costuming...so what bigger incentive do I need to look my best? But I hadn't realised that the first dance is only four weeks away... You really made me refocus (and panic) and get even more serious about my SP journey.

Love and hugs to you for a happy Christmas and an awesome new year!

Lyn (from Canberra, Australia)
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GIRLINMOTION 12/24/2012 12:26PM

    Enthusiasm is what you bring everyday to SparkPeople. Thank you for doing such a great job keeping us seeing the glass half full.

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SAINTBETH 12/24/2012 12:17PM

    Yay!

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TDEMAIO2 12/24/2012 11:28AM

    Thank you : ) Needed it emoticon

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LIFEISPURRFECT 12/24/2012 10:31AM

    Just what I needed to read. I'm going to be going for a run this morning and this will definitely help me get out the door!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/24/2012 9:42AM

    emoticon Thanks for the inspiration today!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/24/2012 9:20AM

    Great blog for making it ha[[en to us all.

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111BUTTERFLY111 12/24/2012 9:16AM

    emoticon Thanks for a taste of motivation this morning!!

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The Journey.

Sunday, December 23, 2012



You have a purpose for this journey you are on. Our purposes might not be the same because everyone is different & everyone's journey is different. But let me ask you this . . . do you have PASSION for the journey you are on?

The journey is sometimes hard. Sometimes there are setbacks & roadblocks along the way (health issues, family emergencies, etc.). Don't quit just because you have a setback or hit a roadblock. If the passion is there, you'll keep going through the setbacks & roadblocks, or if you were diverted for a time, you'll just pick up where you left off.



I am a stronger person for making it through the rough patches along this journey.



Because I have encountered those difficult times, I am better prepared when another one comes along & I can assure you, it will!!

Only you can live your journey all the way to the end. I have SparkFriends with me for part of mine & I love the support & encouragement from each one of you. Thank you!! emoticon



Today, find your passion if you've lost it.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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HZGLORY 12/24/2012 4:01AM

    Totally wonderful motivation and thought provoking!! WTG

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/23/2012 11:05PM

    Great motivational blog. Love that last poster.
Maria

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GRETCHEN1976 12/23/2012 10:17PM

    Thank you for the inspiring thoughts
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BECKYANNE1 12/23/2012 7:42PM

    I have always felt that everything happens for a reason. We may not know what that reason is. I have come out stronger and more determined each time I've hit that wall and I will continue to do so because I like you know something else will come up.

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DRUIDPRINCESS 12/23/2012 4:51PM

    Thank you for a wonderful blog. You have put so much reflection into it and you deserve to be proud of yourself.

Thank you for making me stop and think. I will take as much time as I need this afternoon to think back on your blog and on my own life...

Happy, wonderful Christmas to you, and an AWESOME new year!
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COCK-ROBIN 12/23/2012 4:30PM

    Thank you for another signpost on my own journey. You're doing great!

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MATER88 12/23/2012 2:19PM

    Beautiful! emoticon emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 12/23/2012 12:23PM

    Well put!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/23/2012 9:57AM

    Sometimes you get too tired after the long road you have traveled.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/23/2012 8:37AM

    You are such a motivation and inspiration! Thank you!

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TDEMAIO2 12/23/2012 8:32AM

    Thank you : ) This came at the right time for me! emoticon

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Don't lose hope.

Saturday, December 22, 2012



There's nothing more frustrating than eating what you're supposed to be eating, staying within your calorie range, exercising every day & the scale still doesn't move. Does that mean you give up? No!!! Even though the scale isn't moving, your body is getting stronger & it's changing for the better.



Dream big!! Dreaming big motivates me to work harder. Set smaller goals between where you are now & your big dream. Work on them one at a time until you get where you want to be. It may take long time, but slow is still progress.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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NASFKAB 2/10/2013 11:38AM

  great

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FAVORITEAUNT84 12/27/2012 11:55AM

    Thank you!

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JACKIE542 12/24/2012 1:42PM

    Thank you.

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PENOWOK 12/24/2012 7:20AM

    Well said!

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JIBBIE49 12/24/2012 3:12AM

    Glad to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. Happy Holidays. emoticon

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SJKENT1 12/23/2012 11:22PM

    ... from hope to hope.

I love that!!

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DIANNEMT 12/23/2012 10:02PM

    I held on for the 8-9 month plateau! It was SO NICE to start losing again but I know I made progress during that other time as well.

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ROCKYCPA 12/23/2012 6:16PM

    Thanks for the blog - great one!

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MARYJEANSL 12/23/2012 4:24PM

  Thanks! I appreciate the motivation and inspiration. ;-)

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/23/2012 2:31PM

    Thanks, I needed that. I'm still trying to adjust my intake (staying in range) to accommodate bouts of IBS...... and yes, I am getting stronger all the time!

Love your blog

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PCASEY7 12/23/2012 2:10PM

    Great blog, particularly at this time of year!

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RISINGSUN2013 12/23/2012 1:29PM

    emoticon very inspiring post!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/23/2012 1:24PM

  emoticon for your inspirational blog. Merry Christmas emoticon

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WALLINMW 12/23/2012 12:21PM

  Keep pushing!

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LIFETIMER54 12/23/2012 11:48AM

  Nobody can take our dreams away..... emoticon emoticon

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MOMMY445 12/23/2012 11:47AM

    yes, we can do this! we are all worth it!

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CICELY360 12/23/2012 11:27AM

  good blog

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MELISSA5824 12/23/2012 11:07AM

    what a great blog! have a fabulous day!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/23/2012 10:26AM

    Amen!! Thanks for posting these awesome words of encouragement. :)

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SANDYCRANE 12/23/2012 9:14AM

    You are so right. We need to keep moving forward, one step at a time. This is how we get to our goals. Great blog, thanks for sharing.

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NCSUE0514 12/23/2012 8:57AM

    Great blog!!

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JANEMARIE77 12/23/2012 8:35AM

    great reminder thank you

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OFGREENGABLES 12/23/2012 8:19AM

    thanks for the reminder!

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FARIS71 12/23/2012 7:23AM

    Oh so true. Amazing what a good night sleep can do. Hope in a new day.

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TRYINGHARD54 12/23/2012 6:31AM

    great blog . thank you

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GRAMPIAN 12/23/2012 5:20AM

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LYNNWILK2 12/23/2012 4:38AM

    Excellent motivating blog!!!! thank you! And Merry Christmas.

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BRIDGIRL 12/23/2012 2:59AM

    Terrific blog and wise words

xxx

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    Very good reminders. emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/22/2012 6:36PM

    Great reminders! You are so motivating!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/22/2012 6:21PM

    Well said and a perfect reminder to us all during this Christmas season.
Maria

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DRUIDPRINCESS 12/22/2012 5:15PM

    Thank you for your words of encouragement! I weigh myself every morning and after your blog I realised that the scales are setting my mood for the day.

But, like all the other SP people who commented on your blog, I will take control of my emotions, keep my exercising and eating on track, and feel proud of myself knowing that I am doing well and will get there some day.

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KARENLEIGH32 12/22/2012 3:29PM

    Agreed, I didn't get to the weight I am over night, so I understand I will not get to the weight I need to be overnight! Be Strong! emoticon

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CINDYAST 12/22/2012 1:30PM

    What would we do without hope? Thanks for the encouragement to not give up, even when the scale isn't moving. Have a blessed Christmas!

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SAINTBETH 12/22/2012 10:49AM

    We can do this!

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Hang in there!!

Friday, December 21, 2012



We all have days where we just want to give up & throw in the towel. Don't do it!!! Don't give up because it's hard. Most things in life are hard.



Instead of looking at the big picture (I have 40 pounds to lose), just look at one aspect of the picture at a time (make a small goal of losing 2 or 3 pounds over the next 2 weeks). It's ok if progress is slow -- slow is still progress.



If you mess up, don't worry about it. Just take the lesson with you & move forward.



Thank you all so much for your kindness & support. You guys & gals ROCK!! emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BRIDGIRL 12/23/2012 3:01AM

    Keep going you will get there

xx

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NANCYRUBIO 12/22/2012 9:12AM

    What a great posting. I think all members should read it.

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    emoticon Love this : ) Thank you emoticon

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BLITZEN40 12/22/2012 12:14AM

    I love all of these quotes! Seems so hard to remember them when I most need them though. I need them all made into fridge magnets! Great blog. emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 12/21/2012 10:49PM

    One step at a time, one pound at a time!

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MPETERSON2311 12/21/2012 1:01PM

    thanks so much for posting. love your wallpaper by the way

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SAINTBETH 12/21/2012 12:36PM

    We can do this!

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GIRLINMOTION 12/21/2012 9:32AM

    Your doing awesome!

Slow and steady keeps us on course and helps us get the habits down better for long term success.



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COCK-ROBIN 12/21/2012 8:33AM

    You're doing great! Keep at it!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/21/2012 8:33AM

    You're doing great! Keep at it!

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