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Precious life...

Monday, August 06, 2012

I just discovered that my dear friend, monty68, passed away on July 16 from lung cancer. I met Monty last year on spark after he commented on a blog I wrote. He was in his 70's and so full of love and life. He encouraged me to make my goals and forge ahead and always told me he was raising a glass of water to me.

He told us of his cancer on June 29...17 days later he was gone. Life is precious...fat or skinny...don't let it pass you by. Don't define your life by what you see while you scrutinize yourself in the mirror. LIVE IT! Your size does not determine what you have to offer the world. are missed. Thank you my friend. I raise my glass to you.

emoticon CHEERS!

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SKINNYSOON13 8/6/2012 9:14PM

    WOW! I've seen that name around a lot, probably here and on other blogs :-( 17 days :-( I'm sorry to hear it the news. It sounds like he helped you and many others.

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JULIA_211 8/6/2012 5:57PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. My mother-in-law passed away on Friday of cancer too. It was quick too and a big shock to us all.
May your dear friend and my MIL be in God's loving hands. emoticon

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MWHITE0527 8/6/2012 5:42PM

    :( so sad!

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I took action...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Instead of talking about doing it...I did it.

I have a baby sitter lined up for the kids. I have a workout partner I found on a local garage sale site. I dusted off my workout clothes and....

Went to the gym today.

I will NOT regain the weight I lost. I will NOT take anymore backward steps.

I deserve this!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 7/31/2012 7:58PM

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REBECCA926 7/29/2012 1:31PM

    Way to take action!

We're like sharks. We only move forward.

I'm so proud of you!

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APROUDWANNABE 7/29/2012 11:37AM

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You DO deserve it!!

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Finding the c-section balance...

Monday, July 02, 2012

I'm now 3 weeks post c-section. I healed quickly after my first baby and seem to have done the same with my second...this weekend I was moving /exercising a lot...well, a lot compared to my last 4 months of pregnancy.

I walked a lot, played the Kinect, just danced and went I'm pretty darn sore...I may have overdone it. I'm struggling with finding the balance between getting in exercise and letting my body fully heal.

I really want to keep up the exercise, but am frustrated by the inability to do as much as I want. I'm afraid if I use this time to "rest and heal" like everyone says I will get complacent again. And when that happens...those 50 pounds that are gone will come right back. Ugh.

Why does this have to be so hard? emoticon

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REBECCA926 7/2/2012 10:16AM

    Hey, crazy lady! I know you're feeling anxious about working out, but seriously, you could split your internal incision or get a hernia!

Gentle. Walking.

Give your body time to heal. It just grew a person!

Why don't you focus on really addressing any eating issues you have - sorting out the emotional eating, replacing the junk w/ cleaner stuff, getting into the habit of tracking your calories, trying healthy snacks, etc.

Get FIERCE about your nutrition. And these three weeks will fly.

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Relationship sabotage...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Why is it that when a relationship is not going so great it sabotages your efforts to lose weight?

Oh wait. Its because I'm an emotional eater so feeling of depression or sadness or anger make me want to rip open a carton of icecream and indulge.

I need to find another outlet for my stress other than food. Exercise is my number one choice, but the reality is that I'm just not feeling the motivation.

What do you do to release tension???

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REBECCA926 7/1/2012 11:03PM

    God, I WISH I felt like exercising when I'm stressed. I'm more of a festerer. I like to crunch on something and just be depressed or PO'd.


Lately, the thing that's been working for me is playing mindless games on my phone or computer. Any version of Angry Birds. Bejeweled. Snood. Anything that keeps my hands moving and my mind occupied long enough for it not to fixate on what I can snack on.

Sometimes giving your brain a little break helps put things into perspective.

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SKINNYSOON13 6/29/2012 11:19PM

    oh....I can't answer that in a public forum... emoticon

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KCWIND 6/29/2012 5:03PM

  That has been a challenge. I either exercise or read anything to take my mind off of the situation. Sometimes I shop. Just looking at clothes keeps me centered.

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KAILIIA 6/29/2012 4:56PM

    I am also an emotional eater - I find that if I grab a cup of ice water and sit outside for a minutes (sunshine works best) I calm down and relax a bit. Not always feasible but it's a start.

Happy thoughts!

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PLATAS0827 6/29/2012 4:47PM

    This is possibly not the most helpful or emotionally/mentally best thing... but I go shooting. I go to the shooting range, take several pistols/shot guns with me.. and go to town.
It ALWAYS makes me feel

Hopefully you can find way to feel better and be motivated.

I also have a punching bag in my garage or use the Ready to Rumble Boxing on the Wii.. that is a lot of fun as well and I can get my aggression out in a safer way.

Good Luck.. and Hang in there!!

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TRI_BABE 6/29/2012 4:44PM

    I exercise. Sorry, but that's about it. LOL! If I can't exercise, I journal or blog. I've been known to hit pillows. And actually, I DON'T eat if I am stressed. Which is actually not healthy either.

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I don't wanna...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

There are a lot of things I don't wanna do...

Pass up the icecream is one that comes to mind....

Same with not eating doritos.

How about exercising every day?

Yeah...I don't wanna...

But today I was perusing a bunch of sparkpages of people who I either "used to know" from previous years or people that I didn't know at all...and maybe it was just one of those days, but every single page seemed to feature a sparker who had lost a bunch of weight...then left spark for a time...then came back and admitted to having gained it all back plus some....and now are MIA and no longer around.

Of all the things I listed above...that last one is the biggest I don't wanna... I don't wanna fail at this process...I don't want to disappear and start the cycle again. I'm just tossing this out there now to make myself accountable.


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MAGIK0731 6/27/2012 9:47AM

    I will admit...I am one of those people. I lost 30 lbs about 5 yrs ago and was active on this site like you wouldn't believe. I watched everything I ate, stayed away from everything I was suppose to, walked everyday, worked out everyday and now here I am...I have gained about 1/2 of it back and although I do some "floor exercises" as I call it (lying adduction, lying abduction, planks, side planks, banana, superman) and I have been using a resistance bands to do row and I also do calf raises while putting on makeup or brushing my teeth and I throw in the occasional close-arm push-ups...I haven't done cardio in a long time and I don't watch everything I eat. I am not eating terribly but I can do better.

I am finding its hard to get that focus back and although I am not 100% diligent, I am about 85& and to me that is better than 0% y'know. I'll get there again...afterall it IS my health!

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SKINNYSOON13 6/26/2012 11:42PM

    Omg! AMEN!! That's my biggest fear about leaving bkc..that I'll lose all motivation and gain back my last 10 pounds! But I don't plan on letting that happen, do ir just won't! :)

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REBECCA926 6/26/2012 11:21PM

    I'm feeling you on this one. This cycle is EXHAUSTING.

We will not disappear again.

We will finish this.

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MICHELEROGUE 6/26/2012 8:31PM

    You can do it!
Everyday is a new day, a new opportunity to make good, healthy choices.
Last night my hubby brought home dark chocolate chip brownie soft bake cookies...are you kidding he didn't know those would temp i'd be able to resist them...i decided to have one, then i promptly went down stairs and jumped on the eliptical. its about can have stuff like that, in moderation, and compensate with some extra cardio.
I like to visit Kedamak's page occasionally, she has a quote on there that i absolutely love...something like "nothing tastes as good as this feels" and it is soooo true.
again i say, You Can Do It!
i'm hear for you!

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MSDANYELL 6/26/2012 6:25PM

    I'm one of those "ghosts" I was a member many years ago. Fell off the wagon, got fat, got skinny, got fat again, got skinny again and now i'm back at fat! Ugh! Not ideal, but never too late to pick another starting point!

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MAMAWALMART 6/26/2012 6:13PM

    I may fall but I will not fail.
I've noticed in the four months I've been here, lots of MIAs since I began. I wish you continued success on your journey.
God Bless and Keep Smiling

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