MANXMAG   12,769
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Oh dear....time to get a grip once again.
Oh dear....time to get a grip once again.



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 current weight: 244.0 

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Member Since: 4/15/2010

SparkPoints: 12,769

Fitness Minutes: 21,209

My Goals:
Following an accident last summer I have lost confidence and gained a lot of weight. Still in pain but I need to increase my fitness levels if I'm ever going to get out of this rut. My job is very demanding and I need to reclaim some personal time. I can't please all of the people all of the time!

My Program:
Walk my dog that little bit further each day.

Be careful with portion sizes.

Drink more water.

Increase my 'me time' quota.

Say no to people who distract me from what's important.

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I need to stop and appreciate what I have more often

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Member Comments:
9/2/2011 10:05:08 PM

Thanks for the goodie I will try to forget about the kids for today.

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9/2/2011 5:55:09 PM

Thank you for my goodie.

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9/2/2011 5:18:10 PM

I like to have order, but I am not orderly, lol! I guess I will fight that until I die.

FlyLady taught me to use a timer, I use a cheap Ecko timer and have two, one for each floor of my house (a rancher since 2008). Yes, many times when I am exercising hard or have a crummy chore to do, I am glad when the timer goes off.

Most of the time, I enjoy exercising and cleaning and will do more than 15 minutes. If I get breathless or achy, I might rest for 15 and do work/rest in 15-minute increments. When I moved my Mom into live with us before she had to go into a nursing home, I found a timer in her belongings. I guess she learned that on her own. She is what I strive to be like.

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8/31/2011 3:25:52 AM

I see a lot of improvements since I started doing regular cardio. I don't ache as much, my attitude is better. I still have some problem areas with parts of my body. I have pain in my left shoulder. My legs and feet swell.

A preacher once preached on being thankful and I took it to heart. He said, "Did you get out of bed this morning? Give thanks, because some are unable to get out of bed. Are you able to walk? Give thanks, because some are unable to. Can you breathe okay? Give thanks because some are hooked to machines which do the breathing for them." That was the gist of what he said. I remember looking though an old book and seeing someone in an iron lung that had polio. I never forgot that picture.

I had made excuses not to exercise, not to Spark and when I got back to doing it, I weighed more than I ever have and would get breathless just trying to do routine things. I just wanted to eat like a hog and I will never be able to live that way, I would eat myself to death.

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8/30/2011 9:53:40 PM

I came across the following quote while "googling around" the internet today and think it's message is so important that I want to share it with my friends!

"All of life is a journey; which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there." From A Little Book of Happiness

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