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Don't give up! Keep Reaching~Keep Sparking~Just Keep Swimming

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Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! Cats CAN!!

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Summer 2012 5% Challenge - Cats:
- I will exercise at least 10 minutes a day
- I will stay within my calorie range set by Sparkpeople at least 6 days of the week.
- (during the week) I will post within my team, respond to at least 2 blogs, and post my fitness minutes.

- I will lead, encourage and motivate to the best of my ability.

Let's Go Cats!

My Why
What exactly do you want to change?
- I want to change the way I look(loose the tummy fat) and the way I feel(want more positive and energizing feelings)!
How do you want to look?
- Slimmer and with only one chin
How do you want to feel?
- More positive about myself and have more energy for my family
What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?
- Go to amusement parks with my family, play more physical games, and most importantly - LIVE!
And list all the OTHER things that you want to change!
- flabby arms, thunder thighs, chubby belly

On to my thoughts:
It is amazing what powerful advice can come out of an animated character. But Dorie, the blue fish in Finding Nemo, is quite inspiring. As she navigates a minefield of jellyfish she keeps reminding herself, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." The weightloss journey is very similar in that there are a minefield of errors or setbacks you can make--food, lack of excersice, bad choices, emotions, etc. YOU have to make the decision to be like Dorie -- just keep swimming (or sparking, as the Cats team often hears me say). Do not focus on the past--it is gone. The only things to come from harping on those mistakes are guilt, depression, and a sense of failure. Instead, focus on what you CAN do this minute, today and tomorrow and remember no matter what comes your way, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming."

PS If you feel the current tugging at your toes, or pulling you under, reach out to the spark community. We will be here!

Member Since: 8/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,247

My Goals:
My goal is to recover the real me by losing 100 lbs and this is my journey!

Short Goals:
5 % by 5/1/12

10% by 6/1/12

15% by 7/1/12

20% by 8/1/12

25% by 9/1/12 (25lbs)

My Program:
Increase motivation.

Excercise at least 120 a week.

Remember: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Personal Information:
Married to a picky eater-I HATE cooking two meals, but I love him.

Work full-time

I love my cattle prods, oops I mean Cat buddies!

Other Information:
I love to read and listen to music. And I truly believe we should ever mind the Rule of Three and the Golden Rule.

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon PLUS emoticon Happy sixth sparkversary. Don't quit. Make this your best year. emoticon
    2888 days ago
    Hi Michelle,
    I know what you mean about challenges and I'd like to help you out, but, my plantar fasciitis won't let me just take random walks right at the moment. Some days are good, and others...forget it. I walked around the Mall with hubby the other day and I felt fine...but later in the evening, ouch!!
    So...maybe something like staying within calories for so many days in a row or something like that. Right now I'm just trying to get back on track in the eating dept and I walk when I can. I also want to get back to my 3x a week strength exercises. emoticon
    3283 days ago
  • v SOLUCKY12
    I do enjoy retirement as long as I have some teaching related activities for volunteer work. Now I'm trying to lose some weight I've gained by too much night eating. I'm beginning to feel more in control and motivated. Your encouragement always helps. Thank you! emoticon
    3291 days ago

    (¯`v´¯)(¯`v´¯) Just wanted you to know...
    (¯`v´¯)`*.¸.*´ You Are deeply appreciated!

    3319 days ago

    ( ¯`♥ ´¯) ♥'
    .`•.¸.•´ ♥ Spread the SPARK!!! *`*•.¸¸.•♥
    ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨).•*´. ♥¸¸.•¨ •♥
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .• •♥¸¸.•¨¯`•.♥.¸¸.•¨¯`•¸.

    From one cat to another! emoticon
    3325 days ago
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