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Decided! Zumba Next Week!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Well, I have decided Zumba it is. It is in town, the schedule works and the price is right! I have never wanted to do Zumba - but I am desperate. I figure I will try a few classes and see how it goes. Everyone loves it and from looking on the website people are successful!
I am going to start this next week! I am going to make a schedule and put it in my planner and actually plan my week next week so I have time for everything. Not sure how long this schedule thing is going to work - but I feel if I do out it in my schedule this will work.
Wish me luck and thanks for the support! emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/1/2014 9:17PM

    Have fun !!!

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MARIAAT160 2/23/2014 12:14PM

    Sounds really fun and good luck! I need to schedule too! Thank you for the encouragement as well! emoticon

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JAYDEE1211 2/21/2014 10:03PM

    Good on you for trying something different. Apparently mixing it up gets results!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/21/2014 8:12PM

    Good luck. Nothing ventured, nothing gained (or LOST!)

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SANDRALEET 2/21/2014 5:10PM

    You night love it and become a dance addict emoticon

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KSWENSON8 2/21/2014 4:43PM

    You will love doing Zumba as a class! Such a fun workout! :)

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Disappointed in Myself. What motivates you to keep going?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

This is not a pity posting - not in the least. However, I am really trying to rationally figure myself out. I lost 30lbs and now gained 15. Why can't I keep the weight off? Why can't I keep this going all year round? Yes, this weather does mess me up! I am so not a winter person and if I could afford it I would be living in the south in the winter. Or hibernating like a bear if that was another option I could afford. BUT what truly makes people keep this going while others cannot? I have been fat all my life.
This is just the way it is. Besides for one year - but then got disappointed in my life and gained it all back. I don't know. I feel like there is something more I need to figure out about this to make this all work. I try and try and do great and then life gets in the way and I stop. But how do people keep muddling through? I don't know why I can't I do know that I DO NOT want to wear size Xlarge again nor have to buy size 18 pants, but if I don't get on the ball again soon I will have no choice.
It is so aggravating! I wish I could be like these people that make up their mind to do it and just get it done. Not start to fall apart again after a few months.
So I ask - what motivates you to keep going? What do you do when life hits you? HOw do you just keep it going?

On another note, I am going to try Zumba classes. I cannot dance, but it is a gym in town and the hours work for me and the price isn't bad either. Wish me luck - and let's hope spring comes soon. I need the sun to make me see the "light" again in more ways than one!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/21/2014 11:28AM

    There is so much to learn about the science of weight loss and maintenance. But one thing I've learned for myself is that it's not all abut what we put in our mouth or the exercise we do. YES those are crucial things to make changes in to live a healthier lifestyle. But when all is said and done, it's that mental baggage that has to be unloaded so we're ready to move on. For sure. I have just found my journey to be a mix of mental, physical and spiritual and if any one of those items is out of kilter, then so am I!

Hang in there. Do you read the inspirational articles here on Spark? What about a personal journal? THAT is what helped me deal with things that needed to be dealt with. Writing my thoughts down I could see it in black-and-white and that forced me to take a look and deal with whatever the issue is/was.

Good luck, hang in there, don't give up!

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EDENZMOM 2/21/2014 8:05AM

    Keep up your Vitamin D! look for a supplement... it will help more than you know :)

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JAYDEE1211 2/21/2014 2:37AM

    Keep your chin up. We all have hiccups along the way. Best wishes.

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ALIHIKES 2/21/2014 12:38AM

    We all have occasional lapses. It is so important to just keep on with positive health changes. Zumba is a blast (and I'm not a dancer either)

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RDEE22 2/21/2014 12:31AM

    Good luck with the Zumba! Re the weight gain, you have done it before , you can do it again. Of course you can emoticon
Hang in there friend, the sun will soon be shining.

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SANDRALEET 2/20/2014 9:18PM

    Low sunshine makes some people feel in the Dumps To low calorie count can make some binge Maybe you need a hobbies to distract you from food

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MCGRIFF916 2/20/2014 9:15PM

  Zumba is awesome. Have great fun. Keep your head up and take it one day at a time :).

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Can't wait for Spring!

Monday, February 03, 2014

Ok, I know me and the weather again. But this snow is getting depressing now - first today, Wednesday and then Sunday. UGH, I need warmth and sunlight! At least the days are long so it isn't dark so early. But these days make me want to not do a darn thing!
It is really hard to struggle with myself to do something when the mind says to do something, but the body is like, "you want me to do what?" Or sometimes it is vice versa! But I digress, this is going to be a never ending fight for me - my weight loss that is. It has been for so long why should it stop now.

Ok, rant about cold weather is over. Please continue with your regularly scheduled program...

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NHES220 2/4/2014 10:45AM

    I'll join you in that rant! I cannot wait to get back outside for a run, but no! There is more snow coming and more cold coming. But, I choose to live here so I should just suck it up and stop complaining.

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GAILANN48 2/4/2014 8:36AM

    Thanks for your comment and your input on my blog, sort of leads right in to this blog of yours. :) Yup, I'm ready for spring, too. It'll be okay...and you're right, putting just one foot in front of the other one (without sliding!!!) is what we need to do to see this through (oops, didn't mean to rhyme...). Have a great day, Hon!

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SANDRALEET 2/4/2014 7:42AM

    Most of us try to loss weight put it takes us a long time emoticon

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MATSCHI 2/4/2014 12:07AM

    I totally can relate to your weight loss fight. I am in the same boat. But you know what? We will not give up!!!

Sorry about the weather! But remember, this too shall pass!

Hang in there my friend! Better days are coming! emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 2/3/2014 10:25PM

    Here is some Aussie sunshine to life your spirits!!
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1st day of Spring! March 20th, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Less than 2 months away is spring! I cannot wait! I am tired of the cold! January is almost over! One more day and that cold month is in the past!

I am so happy Spring is on the way! Off to bed to try to get some sleep! Night everyone or Good morning - depending on where you are at!

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GAILANN48 1/31/2014 5:44PM

    "Happy February" to you in just a few hours! Hope you got good rest and had a great day. I planned and logged today - how'd you do? When are we done with the 2 weeks, BTW? I've lost track,

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SANDRALEET 1/31/2014 8:38AM

    Even the days are getting longer emoticon

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JAYDEE1211 1/31/2014 3:25AM

    I am about over the hot weather so I am happy you are moving closer to spring. Stay warm!

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MOTLEM 1/31/2014 12:22AM

    Whoa, steady on there girlfriend. Stop wishing my Summer away from me! emoticon

Let the world do it's thing and wait your turn! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A Few Words about Snow...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

There is a time and place for snow. A bit of snow before the holidays doesn't bother me. Snow on Christmas Eve is a magical thing! Snow about Christmas is useless!
School delays, work delays, school closings - stuck in the house - feel like a prisoner and blah!

Snow about Christmas to me is so pointless! This cold, cold air only makes me want to hibernate! I think the bears have it right! Now if you didn't have to pay bills during the winter - I would hibernate as well!

My son is off the walls from not being able to run around outside - my dogs are going biserk too! Not to mention now is the time I start to dream about taking walks and hikes and now that my son learned out to bike ride - I can't wait to go bike riding!

I need to be in warm weather! That's all I know! Thanks for listening to me complain as I see snow continuing to fall and think of how cold it is going to be outside! This week we are going down to the teens in temperatures again - yuck!

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JANET552 1/28/2014 8:46AM

    This winter is a challenging one!! Yesterday we played hide and seek with the dogs to burn off a bit of energy. It was fun!

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GAILANN48 1/26/2014 10:50AM

    We've had a hard winter this year, too...the coldest and snowiest for a couple of decades. But there'll be fewer ticks and fleas this spring and summer...and like you, I AM LOOKING FORWARD to spring! Hang in there!

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SANDRALEET 1/26/2014 8:11AM

    Who can make life all we want Snow says Ho you control not Me I say I will live A good life in spit of you So there cold and snow

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RDEE22 1/26/2014 1:24AM

    SmBarb each sleep is a sleep closer to sunshine. Do you want some. We have it in Bucketloads.
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MOTLEM 1/26/2014 12:33AM

    Now don't despair SMBarb. Here are 8 ways to make you smile... yes? emoticon

Q: What are polar bears called when they get caught in the rain?
A: Drizzly bears.

Q: How does a polar bear stop a DvD?
A: It presses the "paws" button.

Q: What are white, furry, and have wheels on their paws?
A: Roller bears!

Q: Why do polar bears win so many races?
A: Because they're always in the "pole" position.

Q: When is a polar bear not a polar bear?
A: When it's in a "grizzly" mood.

Q: What's white, furry, and throws snowballs?
A: A bowler bear!

Q: What's white, furry, wears sunglasses, and snoozes in the sun all day?
A: A solar bear!

Q. Where do polar bears vote?
A. At the North Poll.

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Sending some Aussie sunshine your way -

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 1/25/2014 10:04PM

  I have to learn how to make all the signs like your last person that commented on your blog. All I can say to you is:" YOU CAN DO IT".

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PJ2222 1/25/2014 9:44PM

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