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It has been ages since I have done my introduction and updated my SparkPage - September 2009 to be exact... so let's start over since I'm back.

I've been gone for about a year it appears... My how time flies. That doesn't mean I haven't checked in here and there... just not as commited as I was at one time. Life got in the way and I let it. Along with that, it seems that a few (about 15) pounds have fuond their way home... UGH... I thought I had evicted them for good... Just goes to show you that dilligence is important even after a goal is reached.

You see - I was there... I was Done. But somehow that changed.. Lazy? Slack? Over confident? A little of all three. So here's my plan:

Track, track track... Track Food, Track Water and Track Activity (exercise is such a dirty word). That has worked in the past and will work again.

My two special people on this page are my sweet niece (Lil' Princess) and my Darling Husband. They are my life. I want LP to realize that she doesn't have to be fat 'because it is in our genes'. There are choices and I want to teach her that the healthy ones are better. DH is on this journey with me. He had also taken a pitstop for a little while - but he'll find the wagon that he fell off of. He knows how much better he feels when he is at his goal weight. He just needs to remember that skinny feels better than chocolate tastes (ok - it is is tie).

I have found MOTIVATION. I borrowed this from someone (sometimes we need to borrow others beliefs until we can get ours back on track) and added my own information after the colon to make it personally mine. So, feel free to use it yourself - Making it your Motivation.

M - Make short term goals: Track all food, water and activity
O - Out with negative thoughts: "Yes I CAN!"
T - Think of why you want it: To be healthy (and so my clothes fit better)
I - Imagine how you will feel: "Woo Hoo"
V - Visualize the future you want: A toned body
A - Acknowledge your successes: I had lost 25% of my body weight and ONLY gained back a 7-1/2% (which didn't happen overnight).
T - Treat yourself with respect: "I deserve the time to workout and get healthy."
I - Investigate new ideas and foods: 2 words: Tofu Alfredo. It is from SparkRecipes. It was very good!
O - Observe your healthy lifestyle: Cut out extra Coffee - drink water instead.
N - NEVER give up or give in: This is MY life and I'm in control.

Have you found your Motivation?

Member Since: 1/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 729

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Married to the love of my life for 20 + years (yes I was a child bride LOL).

My beautiful 5 year old niece lives with us right now. I refer to her as LP since she is our Lil' Princess.

Currently we have 3 furbabies: 2 cats and a guinia pig.

We live in North Carolina (near Winston-Salem).

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  • v no profile image MIRACLEINSIXTY
    Welcome to the Firefly team for the WIN (Winter is Near challenge)! If you have any questions, please let me or Newcastle7B know - but you seem like a pro at this from your previous experience with the bahama mamas! emoticon
    3723 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Checking on you and love to see how great you are doing.

    I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)
    Walking for five minutes is better than walking for zero minutes. Exercise is essential even if I don't do very much at first. I can build up the amount that I do over time, but I have to start somewhere.
    Hunger is never an emergency. It is only mildly uncomfortable. I can tolerate it. It will come and go.
    I really do deserve credit for breaking old habits and it is essential for building my confidence. Once my confidence grows everything will become so much easier.
    If I want to lose weight permanently, I can't make exceptions. I'd rather be thinner. I can't overeat on week-ends or any other time.
    I have to develop the habit of eating every bite slowly, while sitting down, so I can fully enjoy it. It is worth developing this habit, so that I can have a lifetime of being thinner.
    I'm not going to let any minor setback ruin everything I've accomplished. One mistake dosn't ruin my diet, but falling back into old habits will.
    I will recommit to my diet right here, right now!
    Exercise is not negotiable for good health. It needs to be a daily lifetime habit and I need to make it so. The hardest part is getting started. I'll feel so much better when I'm done. So get started!
    OH WELL! I'm going to ignore this craving. I'm going to do something and let it subside. I'm turning my attention to something else, like exercise.
    3806 days ago
    Thanks Stephanie for all your support on my blog. I had heard that running outside is different. I think next week I will have my husband run with me outside. Thanks again!
    3913 days ago
    I am so glad to here the course is "Flat"! You have no idea! I can't believe it's your first one. I'm glad I'll be there then. I'm sure you will do GREAT! Sounds like you've been practicing. I'll have to warn you though, it is addictive! We have one in K'ville in April if that's not too far to drive!
    3928 days ago
    Hello, just wanted to drop a line and see how you have been! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Keep in touch!
    3944 days ago
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