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To reset or just continue

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I struggle with the urge to reset my page and clear all information or just let it be a record and continue. My impulsive side says delete and start anew. The truth is though that I'm not starting over. We don't start over every time we mess up. We simply choose each moment and each day if we will make good choices or poor choices. All those choices have consequences. Some good, some bad. In light if this truth, I'll continue on my journey vs looking at this as a reset. It's just me, choosing better today than I have in months. The months off have resulted in a 21 pound weight gain. Ok. I've gained and lost those same pounds at least 3 times over the past 4 years. I've never quit on myself and I will continue taking what I'm learning and applying it. Good consequences to follow. In the meantime, I'm going to focus on what I do like at this curvier weight. I like having the curves on my upper body! I still have all the features I like about myself and choose to see those vs focusing what I don't like. I am committed to move forward!

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_BABE_ 12/13/2014 9:11PM

    Good attitude....I could learn a lesson or two from you as I am beating myself up for gaining 20 pounds. I always make these big declarations to start anew and then my best solution is to just get back on track.

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MRSP90X 12/2/2014 7:54PM

    I just hit reset on mine. I was thinking of you today and wondered how you were. emoticon

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SUE5007 12/2/2014 1:46PM

    I've pondered over that same question many times. But life will always "get in the way". We don't have to reset our pages in order to reset our way of thinking, or to turn up the dial on our motivation. I try to not think of my "off wagon" periods as failures. Just part of my journey. If I have been away from Spark a dozen times, it means I have come back a dozen times too. And if I have come back a dozen times, I can do it one more time too. Persistence, not perfection. emoticon

Good luck to you! emoticon

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BEINGERIN 12/2/2014 12:04PM

    Yes, moving forward! The sum of our experiences can help inform our path, and each new day is an opportunity. Onward, upward...forward.

You can do it!

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GORIANA 12/2/2014 11:57AM

    Good morning! That is my favorite greeting because i see each morning as a chance to do better than yesterday. I look at it as an experiment and the results feedback to inform subsequent choices.

Welcome back to the laboratory. Use what you learned out in the field. Enjoy the experiment!

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GINGKO711 12/2/2014 11:51AM

    Every journey involves ups and downs, you just have to find what works for you. That can take some time!

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10 minutes

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I want to say only 10 minutes tonight..but 10 is enough. It's enough for a sleep deprived mom who is sick, plus sick kids. I am feeling hopeful that my son at least is on the mend. I am feeling stressed due to being behind 2 days of school due to all thus yuck floating around. With vacation coming up in just over a week it will be tough to get and stay on top of all my responsibilities. I had some chocolate chips tonight and they were not planned. I will have to be careful and manage my stress by just trusting that our best effort every moment is grace filled and enough! Progress...

Blessed by the encouragement I receive here! Thanks for reading and commenting. Your kindness is much appreciated! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VALLITTLEMAMA5 9/14/2014 12:33AM

    Hang in there! Public schools also have snow days and substitute teacher days and stop-learning-so-we-can-test-the-ki
ds days.

(I'm up with sick kids, too, or I'd be headed for bed!)

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BABCIATEA 9/11/2014 3:44PM

    hope all gets better soon

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 9/10/2014 7:08AM


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    I'm so sorry you are all sick - hopefully everyone gets better soon

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ZRIE014 9/10/2014 12:34AM

  get a good night sleep

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Up up and away

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I've spent the last few months eating poorly emoticon and barely exercising emoticon . I've been overall happy, but stressed emoticon . My husband works a lot during extreme weather and it's been a very busy time for him. Which means a very busy time for this mama. I love my life. It does however get lonely sometimes when my man is gone so much. I don't like feeling so disconnected and just plain miss him. So I've been eating, and not weighing, and barely exercising. This has been going on since the start of July. Oh well, what to do? Giving up is not for me. I'm not a quitter anymore. I've proven that to myself!

I am determined this month to exercise daily for a minimum of 10 minutes. I'm on day 3 of my streak with exercise. Today was a day filled with delicious and healing food. I bought a Paleo cookbook and some almond and coconut flour so I can take this to a new level. Excited to get into grain free cooking mode again. Happy to be moving forward again.

I have more to share but my battery is dying...more tomorrow!

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IRP1114 9/9/2014 1:35PM

    Congrats to just getting right back into it! You will do awesome with your new 10min goal. emoticon

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 9/9/2014 11:11AM

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GORIANA 9/9/2014 10:22AM

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VALLITTLEMAMA5 9/9/2014 8:46AM

    Keep up the good streak! Great attitude!

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Weekend Planning

Saturday, August 02, 2014

I am spending some time planning today & will update when I have it laid out. Things I want to keep in mind as I plan:

Do not do anything to set yourself up for failure-unreasonable expectations are no good.
Choose lifestyle choices that will replace those pesky old habits that have been rearing their head lately.
Trackable goals so I can measure my progress.
Have a short, mid range, and long term goal on paper.
I need a target! emoticon

This will be the framework for my goal setting today. I'm determined to make this a no end date, just focus on life changing results for me and my little people...Life is good, I am blessed!

Here's my weekend: My nieces are here. I spent the day with them yesterday and brought them home for a sleepover. They are 10 yo twins. I just love em! Yesterday I spent a few hours with my 4 yo niece, she is just the sweetest! She crawled up on my tummy and said "Aunt Jenny's belly" and started snoring...she has stolen my emoticon for sure! I am so blessed to care for them so their mamma can rest and recover from her surgery.

We may spend some time baking cookies from scratch later, but for now I have dishes to do, laundry to fold, and planning/goal setting to accomplish! Then tonight I get to enjoy a 40th birthday celebration emoticon with a friend and go dancing at Boogie Nights (80's -90's music!). I am hoping its a night of laughing and fun. I need the down time. Its always hard to drag myself out of the house when I'm feeling blue! emoticon So even while I FEEL like staying home and hiding out, I am choosing to go and shine the light from Jesus that is inside me. emoticon

Choices....With God's grace, moment by moment life is happening and I choose to enjoy and appreciate all the God puts in front of me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have a fantastic weekend! emoticon (For me, Frog=Fully Rely On God) emoticon

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TEACHFIRST268 8/3/2014 2:42PM

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! And good for you for getting out there and shining! (Love that!)

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COOP9002 8/2/2014 11:55AM

    Hope your weekend is amazing.

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Sore and Blue...

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Well, the weekend is upon us! I am sooo sore today from the strength training I did the other night. I am used to doing functional workouts that involve my whole body. This workout was 5 lb weights and 55 reps, quick. It was tough keeping speed and form a priority. I was totally fatigued after 50 minutes. I don't know that I"ll do this kind of workout forever because it seems like a recipe for injury!

I don't regret the workout and I will likely do it again, it was fun to mix it up. I see the benefit in that! Boredom sets in when I do the same DVD over and over.

My week has been really off. I have been on call essentially. I'm so glad I am able to structure my week to help out and have rolled with it the best I can. Some of my plans have changed and my eating has been really off...all contributing to my feeling blue..My sister in law had surgery, my friend was in from TX visiting, my parents have been camping close by to also be available for my sweet brother & sister in law. The good news...Their kids are precious and I've enjoyed spending my day with them today.

The food choices I've made have taken a toll. My gut hurts. I feel dehydrated. My hands are cramped up and hurting. I had a very difficult time doing the strength training/holding those 5 lb weights the other day. My eating is NOT working for me.
Removing dairy, grain and sugar was working for me. Adding them back in...its hurting every part of me...emotional and physical.

Stress is contributing to my poor choices. I miss my hubs. He is working a lot. Its good but its bad. Our time is so short together. Its frustrating me. My go to behavior is to run, avoid, eat, hide and just be down and crabby.

Good thing I committed to NOT give up on myself! Many of the good habits I've cultivated are still here. I'm not making poor choices EVERY day. I'm not making poor choices ALL day. I'm working on the things that are causing me stress. I will get through this by looking at it straight on and facing it, hurt and all. Its part of life! Its OK to feel! I am going to enjoy the company I am blessed by, my kids, my nieces, my friend from TX, my friends I'm spending time with this weekend.

I'm off to pray folks. My heart is full of hope. Life is GOOD. I do love my life. Just feeling a little blue tonight.... emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 8/2/2014 4:13PM

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    PS. In my physio they always told me it is better to go a bit slower and have correct form & controlled movement than fast & lose those benefits. So don't worry so much about doing the weights too fast--keep your focus on correct form...concentrating on the muscles activated etc. :) You're doing well! emoticon emoticon

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    Aw, thanks for your encouragement on my for you. Hang in there girl. Hope is *alive*. We can't always see the fullness of it, but it never stops beating in your heart--for there dwells the Source of all Hope. :) Breathe in, breath out...slowly inhale, and slowly exhale. I *know* its hard to keep on track in busy/stressful times (I'm having the challenge/temptations now too) and easy to resort to old/negative coping mechanisms. But that only causes more chaos eh? :( When those times happen (as they sometimes will) make a point to do something healthy for you afterwards. It helps me, as I remember that (those) unhealthy things are NOT my life and do not define me. The life I've chosen, that I continue to choose time and time again...are ones that are good for me & impact those around me. You can do this...from strength to strength, from day to day. Moment by moment, you are never alone to face the stresses, whirlwinds of struggles and temptations that come your way. emoticon Let your heart still, let all those thoughts, worries and stresses ease free of your mind/heart, and just be. Still. And know Someone is in control of it all...and is caring for you in each moment! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 8/2/2014 1:51AM

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Just remember that He loves you and wants the best for you too.

As for the soreness you can soak in some Epsom salt and that will help with the soreness and also hot chocolate milk with natural sugar will help with the soreness too. Epsom salt has magnesium in it and helps relax the muscles and the cocoa helps repair the muscles emoticon

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