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Take Back The Control In Your Life!

Set yourself up for success and take back the control in your life. We control food; it doesn't control us. I say this to myself constantly. Sometimes I slip up too. Old habits are hard to break. It is reassuring to read the blogs of successful Spark members and see that they had slip ups too and were still able to reach their goals. Mistakes and bumps in the road are all part of the journey. I read several blogs by INDYGIRL, SLENDERELLA61 and RUTHIEBEAR and found that they all ...
Set yourself up for success and take back the control in your life. We control food; it doesn't control us. I say this to myself constantly. Sometimes I slip up too. Old habits are hard to break. It is reassuring to read the blogs of successful Spark members and see that they had slip ups too and were still able to reach their goals. Mistakes and bumps in the road are all part of the journey. I read several blogs by INDYGIRL, SLENDERELLA61 and RUTHIEBEAR and found that they all experienced slip ups and plateaus. Since all three lost 80 pounds or more, this gives me hope for being successful on my own journey and you can be successful too!

Taking back the control in your life can be scary, especially if it has been a long time since you've had control over it. The question, "What if I Fail?" is a valid one but you can't let your fears rule you. Okay, you may fail sometimes but getting right back with your program is the only way to achieve any level of success. What works for me is making one or two small changes per week so that I don't get overwhelmed or burned out. I've belonged to Spark People for 6 years now. When I look back and see how far I've come, I have to say, "You've come a long way baby!"
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Member Since: 8/4/2008

SparkPoints: 233,146

Fitness Minutes: 178,313

My Goals:
Learn to eat for nutrition instead of medicating myself with food
Log food daily

Learn to pay attention to my body's pain signals

Lose 5% of my body weight Achieved on Nov. 30,2012

Lose a total of 25 pounds
Achieved March 7,2013

Achieve the addional 10% loss Achieved April 5, 2013

Lose a total of 30 pounds by June 4 Achieved June 25,2013.

Lose a total of 35 pounds

Lose a total of 40 pounds

Lose a total of 45 pounds

Lose a total of 50 pounds

Earn 100,000 Fitness Minutes. Achieved 4/3/2012

Earn 100,000 Spark Points
Achieved 2012

2013 yearly goal of 20,000 fitness minutes Met 08/ 2013

Earn 200,000 Spark Points
Achieved 10/20/2014

Earn 200,000 Fitness Minutes

My Program:
I will use food to nurish instead of using it to medicate myself.

I will drink 8 + cups water daily.

I will eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily.

I will choose foods by their nutritional content.

I will add anti-inflammatory foods to my eating plan .

I will do some sort of cardio for 10+ minutes 7 days a week .

I will keep a food diary daily either written or online.

I will stay away from processed foods.

I will get 7+ hours of sleep per day.

I will pace my activities daily.

I will pay attention to pain levels daily.

I will rest and use pain reduction techniques instead of medicating myself with food.

I will be kind to myself if I slip up and will get right back on my program.

Personal Information:
I'm a retired teacher who still loves to learn new things.

I am an optimist and refuse to dwell on the past. It is better to learn from it and move on.

I love animals. Their love is unconditional!

Doing creative activities always lifts my mood and I'm already a happy person to begin with!

Other Information:
I enjoy:
Reading, photography, crafts, helping other people, music, creative healthy cooking, exercising in water, using my brain, being creative, acting silly/laughing, and learning new things.

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GABY1948
5/27/2015 1:42:35 PM

You are TOO precious, Cyndi! I appreciate you MORE than you can know! I JUST called 30 mins ago for my arrival time at the hospital and they tole me 7AM and that is exactly what I had been praying for! I am the FIRST one....let's GET THIS OVER.....will write again tomorrow after but I know that I this is MUCH easier....Doctor even told me it would be so will be fine!

Also praying you are not going so stir crazy now....wish we lived closer....we could play cards or SOMETHING!

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DONNABRIGHT
5/27/2015 12:58:49 PM

Thanks for the umbrella. I still haven't made it to the thrift shop yet. We decided to take the living room apart this morning after my walk and it tool longer than we thought. We had hidden cobwebs everywhere. Everything is clean and shiny now. I may get out after lunch.



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GABY1948
5/26/2015 1:43:27 PM

Well, YOU are also part of MY rainbow! I love that phrase!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon This surgery will be easy-peasy.-doc said I will have it WAY easier on this one and LESS time being "careful"!!!

Now keep that foot up so we can both go for a virtual walk....TOGETHER! emoticon



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RUTHIEBEAR
5/24/2015 9:47:29 AM

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ALthough I have not been around a lot, I just want to thank you for continuing to believe in me, to encourage me, to leave me comments and goodies. I appreciate every bit of support and encouragement. Thank you again for being such a caring SP friend!!!!
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RUTHIEBEAR
5/24/2015 9:28:29 AM

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
Gene Tunney

I see you are positively GLOWING this week being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!!!! You GO!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Keep up the hard work - YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

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