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Learning To Take Care of Myself in 2015

Yep, here I go again. I am sure I am not alone. It's time to look at my progress or lack of progress in 2013 and 2014. I lost a small mount in 2014.

So it's almost seven years since I joined Spark and I still haven't gotten to my goal. I weigh more than I did when I started. I feel like I'm telling myself a fib when I say, "This time I will do it!" but I am hoping that this time will be the charm. This time next year I'll have a completely different story. Instead of trying again, ...
Yep, here I go again. I am sure I am not alone. It's time to look at my progress or lack of progress in 2013 and 2014. I lost a small mount in 2014.

So it's almost seven years since I joined Spark and I still haven't gotten to my goal. I weigh more than I did when I started. I feel like I'm telling myself a fib when I say, "This time I will do it!" but I am hoping that this time will be the charm. This time next year I'll have a completely different story. Instead of trying again, I did it finally! A big motivator is that I don't want to do this again in Jan 2016.

Of course I'm trying to figure out my lack of commitment. What am I getting by holding on to this weight. Dropping these pounds offers so much more. I know one thing. I love to eat and while I can have incredible self control, I can also allow a lot of splurges and toss my diet plan to the side and out the door. Sometimes I am easily influenced to eat what I shouldn't while at other times, you couldn't pay me to go off my plan. So I need to find out how to keep the healthy me and stick to it determination in control.

So some things I think that will help me stay focused most of the time.
1. I need to be honest with myself. I know what foods will put weight on and what will help decrease it so I need to act accordingly when I choose what to eat.

2. Eat at home whenever possible and eat before going out and take snacks with me. My will gets very weak when smell fast food cooking.

3. Realize there is nothing more important than this. My future and current health depends on it.

4. I need to choose a healthier option if we have to eat out.

5. I know how to do this. I have no excuses. I can do this.

6. July 2014- The thing I feared has come upon me...a high blood sugar diagnosis!

I am setting myself up for success this year.
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Member Since: 11/20/2007

My Goals:
1. Drop 10 pounds
2. Drop 15-20 lbs
3. Onederland in 2015
4. 35 inch waist.

Remember slow weight loss is still good b/c it gives the skin time to adjust.

My Program:
Wed 7/16/14 -
Diabetes 2 diagnosis. A1C - 8.8
Blood glucose - 171

1. Read Dr. Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes and Eat To Live - Reversing diabetes books. They were very convincing. My skin looks better when I eat more veggies. I'm plant based- for normalizing blood sugars and losing weight.

Started with Low Carb (Started very low carb Atkins 72 but still felt bad after a month and anxiety /depression started to surface again. Researched and it can be caused by very low carb so increasing carbs a bit.

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Married - no kids other than our dog-baby Gizmo.

I love to read inspirational books, self improvement, and Christian fiction.

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With God all things are possible. That's my view in life even though I don't always act like it. That's a goal too - live it.

"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little."
Plutarch

Sounds like that quote applies to the weight I want to release.

"You cannot afford to settle for any situation that dampens your spirit. When you discover you have 'detoured,' you must do whatever it takes to return to the path of joy. Putting your foot down is a prerequisite to stepping ahead." - Alan Cohen

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40_4ME4FAMILY
1/29/2015 11:15:11 AM

I'm doing pretty good! December was rough because I had a tooth go bad, and who knew a tooth could dominate your day?! Whew, that was painful! emoticon My weight was also going bonkers all over the place from 233-249, and was fluctuating up and down A LOT. I've been stable around 242-243 for several weeks and that makes me happy, since that was my goal for the moment. My next goal is to stop night time eating. I'm sooooo bad at that! emoticon I'm not participating in any challenges this round, just trying to focus on building a better foundation. I got to workout for free with a trainer one session at the Y. I was great! I wish I could afford to do it more often. She spent so much time talking to me about what I could and couldn't do, and helping to show me how to do things correctly. I know you struggle with some pain issues and injuries, so I know you can relate there. It's something to try to save for for me. I'd love it to be a reward and challenge at the same time. Not too much new in general. My lo is getting so big so fast, and it so much fun. He keeps me busy. I hope you are doing well, and will check in. I could use and would love to keep in touch with people who need a boost :-)



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1/23/2015 4:05:08 PM

It's been a long time since I've been by to say emoticon . How are you?



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GEMINIGEM6
10/28/2014 6:00:12 PM

Thx for the comment on my blog. I def had a good time! I have had a hard time getting back on track. I wasn't on track before I went to the beach so it's been hard. How are you?



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10/26/2014 12:55:48 PM

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GEMINIGEM6
10/6/2014 7:30:56 PM

Thx so much for the comment on my blog. I hope you find something that works for you as well. :) I am still going to cut the junk out....the sugar and white stuff...but I am going to work in things like sweet potatoes, beans, more fruit, low carb tortillas/wraps, things like that. So it will still be a lower carb way but def not as strict as I was doing it. Let me know how things go for you. :) Holland



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