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Charlie, my 2 yr old Golden, and walking partner. (Pic taken July 2010)



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A New Beginning

I had my first rude awakening (the weight I had reached) at a doctor's appointment in Nov 2009. I had begun losing some weight prior to joining SP in Jan 2010. From Nov 2009 through Sep/Oct 2010, I had lost 75 pounds!

It was around that time I lost my focus...my drive for discipline. Without that, there is nothing stopping the cookie here, the cake there...AND there is nothing to make me force myself to walk. (Needless to say, my dog has also suffered.)

Just as ...
I had my first rude awakening (the weight I had reached) at a doctor's appointment in Nov 2009. I had begun losing some weight prior to joining SP in Jan 2010. From Nov 2009 through Sep/Oct 2010, I had lost 75 pounds!

It was around that time I lost my focus...my drive for discipline. Without that, there is nothing stopping the cookie here, the cake there...AND there is nothing to make me force myself to walk. (Needless to say, my dog has also suffered.)

Just as gradually as I began making healthy changes, I gradually stopped my good habits. I let my busy life overtake healthy decisions. Now it has taken it's toll.

Back in 2009, a high BP issue was developing, but weight loss and especially exercise made a significant improvement. By Jul 2010, I had quite healthy BP and a great resting pulse rate. With years of neglect, that is no longer the case.

To move forward...I need a new focus to drive me to get back to where I was and even move past it to go all the way to my goal. I'm working on that.
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CONNIESUIT
7/18/2011 6:55:51 PM

Lydia,

Sorry to hear you had a rough couple of weeks. I hope things are better now, and you have been able to get in some walks with your dog. I wish we could take ours on walks; but one barks at everything and they both have to compete for lead dog, so they end up almost choking themselves. I think we could take the more calm dog, but the barker would go crazy at home without her.

I am doing better with my exercise. I usually workout on the elliptical a couple of days each week, and my husband and I either work on our 5k training or go for a bike ride a few days. We are enjoying our new city!

I look forward to hearing how you have been doing.

God Bless,

Connie



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CONNIESUIT
7/2/2011 7:03:43 PM

How was your week? I worked out twice this week, but I plan to get back to more exercise this coming week. We finally closed on our new home yesterday. There is a tennis court about a half block away and my husband and I want to start our 5k training again. I will check in with you about mid week to see how you are doing. Have a great 4th of July!

Connie



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LINDA!
6/28/2011 8:37:26 PM

I hope you have plans to do something fun for the 4th of July weekend!!!

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MGOLLADAY1
6/26/2011 11:50:51 AM

I have had the same problems over the last 6 months. I took a promotion in November last year and I gradually quit working out and a couple months into it I stopped caring so much about what I ate. I'm back up about 15 pounds and boy is it hard to get back on track! Taking baby steps....I'm chugging water and trying to remember to log my food and be honest with myself. The sparkpeople app is really helpful with that, because every time I have to pick my phone up it's right there on my front screen reminding me! Well, hope you have a great week! I'll be seeing you around if I behave myself. emoticon



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LINDA!
6/18/2011 8:12:37 PM

Have a great weekend!!! emoticon



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