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JUST KEEP GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My name is Maryellen. I am a mother to three girls and a wife to a great husband. I have been overwheight all my life. Now I am obeast. Tired of it and ready for a change.

Why the turtle. I have found that the turtle is slow, steady and confident. Much like my journey. Slow, steady and confident.
My name is Maryellen. I am a mother to three girls and a wife to a great husband. I have been overwheight all my life. Now I am obeast. Tired of it and ready for a change.

Why the turtle. I have found that the turtle is slow, steady and confident. Much like my journey. Slow, steady and confident.




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PEACEJENN
6/16/2011 10:27:57 AM

Hey girl, how's it going? I'm just looking for your weigh in and tracker, I'm in need of your totals to get them off to Admin and the Challenge people. Could you get that updated soon? I hope things are going good for you, we sure miss you on the threads. Stop by and let us know how things are going.....

let me know if there's anything I can help with!
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PEACEJENN
6/2/2011 5:01:56 PM

Hey there Maryellen. We are sure missing you on the threads. Right now Chaos is all about but we still have Rangers holding down the fort. Plus I wanted to encourage you to hold strong to your tracking. Even if you are unable to do a LOT of exercising, you tracking your nutrition will be soo beneficial for you! You can do this girl I know you can.

I'm here if you need anything!



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PATTYOMALLEY
5/30/2011 12:33:42 AM

Hi Maryellen,

Dropping by to say I hope you are feeling better, making small steps to recovery every day, and feeling positive :)

Have a wonderful holiday!

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PATTYOMALLEY
5/24/2011 5:25:12 PM

Maryellen !!! Hey there team mate~ you are a Ranger, first- last and always. We do not leave our friends behind. It seems that you will need to work on your nutrition, and keeping yourself in a positive frame of mind. Those are your 2 top assignments, ok?? You know that we are all here to love and support you, NO MATTER what you need!

Every little bit can make a difference, and for right now, that is what you'll be looking for- a difference.... even if only a slight one! Mentally, you have to commit to finding 5 things you are grateful for every day. In the morning, say them, or think of them, or even write them down. Smile when you think about them, and that will start your day in a positive way. As you move through your day, same thing! Think about your positives, and you will find that your day is better than the day before. At night, before bed, same thing. Take those 5 things you are grateful for, and repeat them or look at them. Smile. Relax, know that you have had a full day and get a good night's sleep.

Nutrition, you can do this one- SP is the best resource! I see that our lovely friend PJenn has already been here with a full day's ideas. Fantastic.

Lots of other things you can do as well to ensure you don't go over the edge with snacking or unhealthy choices..... create your own troop of Rangerettes at home, and let them know that they have been commissioned specially by the Rose Rangers to help you stay committed: have them create for you- wonderful salads (veggie/ fruit/ tuna) to have in the fridge for your ease and convenience. Keep some hard boiled eggs on hand for quick protein snack or meal. Water, water, water. Keep some in 32 oz bottles so that you can drink 2 per day at least to keep your blood volume up, your toxins out and your metabolism moving.

Movement: yes, this is a big challenge. I am wondering if you have resistance bands of any sort... do some arm exercises with them. You can work the upper part of your body- biceps, triceps, delts etc. You can probably do these on a supportive chair, sitting on the edge of the bed, or sofa, or even sitting on the edge of the coffee table if it is a sturdy one. Mine is old school, and very solid, so I use it all the time without fear. I am sure there are some Dr. approved upper body workouts that you can do... matter of fact, why not engage the Dr. in this, and check with the office to see if they have an approved exercise list?

We know your heart is in this, and we know you want to, in fact NEED to do this for your improved health. So, this is as important to the team as it is to you. Please lean on us for help, and let's work it through in whatever way is best to help you get further along the road to improved health my friend.

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PEACEJENN
5/24/2011 10:26:17 AM

Hello BubbleGirl! :) (That's truly said with MUCH emoticon emoticon )

Okay so we are gonna get you back on track for nutrition right?! RIGHT. So you can start out your day with a nice healthy fruit salad. I use bananas, apples, grapes, and strawberries with just a TOUCH of cool whip (lite of course) Cut, mix and enjoy. DELICIOUS! And starts out the day great! Then for snack a few hours later have another apple with a bit of peanut butter. Satisfys the sweet tooth and holds ya over until lunch. For Lunch I packed a delicious chicken salad. It has lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, green onions and chicken nuggets. It's REALLY good too!!! You can throw in another quick snack if needed in the afternoon, maybe a banana or orange or a quick granola bar maybe? Then for dinner we'll have Chicken Penne Pasta Bake. Chicken, onions, penne pasta, and spaggetti sauce mix together and serve. Add just a touch of mozzerella cheese if desired. Superb! See now you just went through my day with me! :)

You can do this girl, no feeling down, you just get back up and start again. Today is a new day! You can do this! I know you can!

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