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Why do we want to lose weight????

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

So many many reasons 1: to get healthy 2: look good and sexy 3: to live longer and be around for our friends and family and grandkids we have and to come, God lives in me not above me or around me, but in me and thats why I shine and I'm letting the Light go out to anyone and everyone, God Is Good. No God Is Great. and he has help me so many many times when I have wanted to give up and quit the New Life Changes But God has been there to lead me a friend or two that would say Balinda You can do it, and together we will lose the weight. Life isn't about falling down, its about getting up and keep going and no matter what the storms and rain and lighting coming your way, God isn't a small God.. He is My Rock!! and I will Stand and let God be God in me and in my life. I know there are times I need to be still and Hear what the Lord has to say and some times its just to Let God be God and balinda be balinda. We all need each other and We all need to take time to stop thinking about whats tomorrow and do it today. I want to lose weight cause I need to free the real me inside of this over weight Gal that has still a ways to go But I will get there, God on my side I can not go wrong.

  
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PRINCESSAMY 3/9/2009 12:34PM

    I wish I could give you a big hug

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CHERIE55 3/6/2009 1:38AM

    Wonderful Blog! Thank you for sharing!

Soft and Gentle emoticon to you, Cherie emoticon

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JUDITH1654 3/6/2009 12:00AM

    You are sooooo right, Girl! And your light DOES shine for all who know you. Thank you for always being such a blessing!!! emoticon

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MY_AGREEMENT 3/5/2009 8:46AM

    That's so true, Balinda! God's light already shines out of you, and the healthier and better you feel, the more you'll be able to let it shine. You're doing great! I know you can do this! --Marsha

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what would you give for your health?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I was thinking as I was walking today about how I thought being over weight never hurt anyone but me,I could stay home and who cares and if I didn't like me who cares,But now that I'm trying to get healthy everyday I see that I was hurting everyone that loved me,I see how proud my husband is and always wanting to show me off,How I feel now with him, more sexy and alive and not being dragged around to made to go places,My kids are like Mom won't do that or go there, But now they are like Mom we are all going hiking and campming you want to go? and I did had great time. I see my grandkids laughing as we jump on the trampoline and I'm bouceing them all around,I see my sister and brother's tell other's how hard I work and My parents telling me how proud they are of me and I was looking so good,I now know I was hurting other's just because I thought food was my life,and I thank God my eyes are open and I'm still trying everyday and Someday I will get there. I'm lucky I'm not in a Nursing home laying in a bed waiting to die,I'm not haveing a heart attack cause I'm over weight,I'm lucky to get another chance at life and I like me again and when I like me Other's like me,Its silly getting healthy could make me so happy and Free from the cage I made for myself with my silly thinking of I'm not hurting anyone But me?? Don't wait!! do what you know to do,Exercise, Eat right.Live while you can and Think of Other's that you would hurt if you don't try?

  
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KSTARS 10/27/2008 8:18PM

    Balinda,

How true is that? VERY!!! WOW, you are a powerful person!

Kathy

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CJW359 9/30/2008 11:14AM

    You are so right. I now realize how much my weight has affected my own children. Even how we talk about our weight has an impact on them. Because of my poor body image my children also have a poor body image. Especially my daughter and she is beautiful. How look and how we think and talk also affect those around us. It is definately more fun to have a positive outlook about ourselves and it helps our children look at themselves differently too.

Keep up the GREAT work.

Cindy

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FORWHOIAM 9/28/2008 12:46PM

    By just doing it anyway, you are inspiring and loving others around you. It's amazingly easy when you just have faith. Way to go!!! Thanks for encouraging everyone by sharing this blog:) I hope that God will continue to bless your journey.

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JANDELL 9/28/2008 7:27AM

    Awesome blog, Balinda! Isn't it amazing how losing weight even changes the way we think? I agree with everything you said...and you said it in such a beautiful way! You are an inspiration to everyone who has the priviledge of knowing you!
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RUFHOUSE 9/27/2008 11:04PM

  WOW...that is a powerful statement! You don't realize how much you are effecting those around you. Thank you for sharing that realization with us!!

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MY_AGREEMENT 9/27/2008 10:56PM

    Oh you are soooooo right! How many family pictures do we miss out on because we're self-conscious? How many good times have we denied people who love us, because we're out of shape or tired or embarrassed? It may feel selfish to focus on our own health and getting into shape, but how much more selfish is it to allow ourselves to become a burden on our spouses/kids/families, rather than a joy that adds to their lives? Thanks so much for this reminder. --Marsha

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8/30/08 If I had one wish?

Saturday, August 30, 2008

I always wished to look like so and so or in my mind think I was just well always going to be Fat.But than one day I started and after days, weeks,months,years,I have become a person I wish to be.I am still me just more happy and free,I don't have to make a wish,I just need to do what I know to do eat right alot of Water, Fruits and Veggies and Exercise.Not much to ask of myself and to live now in the moment and stop wishing for the magic pill or magic day when all at once I'm thin,LOL thats funny but I always use to think someday I'd be thin and not have to do anything.Well I'm 45 years old and the magic is I'm still ABLE to exercise and eat right.I love SP cause everyone here knows just what I'm going through and we are all here for the same thing lose weight and get healthy,we are all in this together..good luck all..

  
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ABBALISA 1/1/2009 2:03PM

  Hello Balinda, I have been reading your blogs, and it's something about the way you write that inspires me. I have read just about everything just trying to get my self worth back. You are so positive, and up beat and that for what it's worth makes me feel better about being me. I have noticed that your last entry was in September. Well I hope you read this, and come back. I have placed you as one of my friends, so I will be watching for you. Thanks, and God bless.

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KSTARS 9/23/2008 5:13PM

    Hi Balinda, One of my best friends in my 20's was a lady from Missouri. How easy-going she is.

I like your blog; it shows how smart you are.

Keep up the great work!

Kathy

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MY_AGREEMENT 9/2/2008 7:32PM

    What an awesome person you are, Balinda. You have discovered what so many people haven't - how to be the person you always wished you were. That is SO amazing! I'm so proud to know you and so happy I have the chance to get inspired by you every day! --Marsha

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ROCKHEADEDMAMA 9/2/2008 12:47AM

    There is an old saying: if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. I've recently realized I've spent way too much time wishing to lose weight, when I could have just been doing the work of it and have reached my goals years ago. I think I've spent way more energy "wishing" than "doing". For sure I've spent a ton of money "wishing" -- I've bought diet books, exercise dvds, exercise tapes, exercise music, exercise clothes, exercise equipment, exercise shoes, exercise socks, exercise trainers --- and all I needed was to make it my priority, my responsibility, my daily task...so easy and so so hard.

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JANDELL 8/31/2008 8:22AM

    You are wonderful just being you, Balinda!!! And isn't it great to feel happy about that and not be wishing you were like someone else? I love it!! It's definitely worth all the effort!!! You have worked so hard and it has really paid off! I'm proud of you! Great blog!

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JUDITH1654 8/31/2008 12:53AM

    Awesome, Balinda, and so very true. So often we lose focus on what's really important or make excuses. GOOD FOR YOU for recognizing that you just "have to do it" and no one but you can do that for you!
You're doing great! And are an awesome inspiration and supporter to us all.
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What a Journey...and its not over yet.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I was thinking about my juorney and its been like a mountain when I reach the top wow what a view,But as I go up I can still look off the side and see how far I've come, and be proud of it.I've rode in a Airplane and seat belt fit,I rode a bike,I walked 10 miles,I put a bathing siut on and went swimming{thats was the scaryest for me,}LOL.. I played basketball with a group of guys &gals, that never even noticed me before,I've sang in front of a group of old High School kid[the we are better than you ones},that never knew I could sing,and God help me there to do my best,not so much for them to hear me as for me to just do it for me..I've went up pikes peak and I'm scared of anything higher than a step,LOL..I fit into a size 18 and I try to do something new at least once and maybe twice,I want to enjoy what God has put before me,and not Food.lol There's more to life than sitting on the sofa eatting yourself to death,I now know that and it feels so great to be alive.I want anyone trying to lose weight to Love yourself enough to give it a try for a month, and exercise isn't a dirty word,its a life jacket,that God is throwing us to not be over weight and get out there and be thankful we can,even if its moving just your arms, or just your legs, or just your head, We can do it!! and never give up..In this everyone is a Winner.

  
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KSTARS 7/13/2008 3:52PM

    Balinda, I can't believe you have lost so much weight! Good for you! Good luck with future endeavors, and God bless.

Kathy



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JANDELL 6/16/2008 12:34PM

    You said it, Balinda...and in a wonderful way, too! It IS an awesome journey, isn't it? I love the way you explained exercise as a life jacket God is offering us...to save our lives, really. If we are willing to try it on, we find that it is a necessity to keep us out of deep water...the deep water of obesity and the illnesses that go with it...physically, mentally and emotionally. Excellent post!

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I always hated Change....but

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I know with out change I would still be 353lbs,Today I walked down the creek road and over on the hill its so green and the cows spread out all acrossed it just looked so peacable and safe,I have took change and made it part of my life,got married had to leave home,I cryed but now I wouldn't be any where else but with my husband, have a son and a daughter watch them grow go to school I cryed again,but now they have jobs and are grown up,got grandkids, when the frist was born I cryed,and I now have three grandkids,Change is away of life and I was sitting on the couch watching it slowly go by me,untill I changed,I always hated to sweat but like change its became my dear friend and I welcome it,we only live this life once here on earth, way not spread some goodness around and do all you can do to TRY to get heathly, I never meet women here so good about helpping a friend in need,questions, support, being a part of,SP is all of us losing weight and helpping each other on the road,If you never want to change well your in the wrong place,But if your ready to change your life and get heathly than be ready for the ride of your life.Its a chnge I love and Thank God everyday for bringing me here,and for great friends thats I call my 2nd family.balinda

  
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KSTARS 4/26/2008 4:27AM

    Hi Balinda! I did not have any idea that you have lost so much weight! I like your blog, and, I love all your pics!

Keep up the good work; you motivate me!

Kathy

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MY_AGREEMENT 4/22/2008 12:34PM

    You said it so, so well, Balinda. Life IS change! Look at a pond with no inlet and outlet - it gets stagnant. And people who don't change and adapt, get old before their time. It sure is good to have some people along for the journey who understand all these changes we're going through together. I'm so glad to have you as a friend! You inspire me every single day. Hugs --Marsha

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ROCKHEADEDMAMA 4/21/2008 11:31AM

    Great post Balinda! I think you are so right. Reminds me of something I saw:

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Author Unknown


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PYATES2 4/20/2008 10:06AM

    Balinda, Snap out of it!

I woke up too! Went to the doctor, told him I was going thru the change. HE said I wasn't. SO I said, "Tell my daughter. She say's I am turning into Godzilla!" ha ha My husband went all over town and told everyone that I left him after 25 years of marriage because I was going thru the change. He totally forgot about all the name calling and mental cruelty he put me and our daughter through, but that was OK because of Oprah and my friends, I realized that I was that Battered Woman that I couldn't believe would stay in a marriage! Started loving me and I left everything and paid HIM to stay gone! His friend the cardiologist asked if I had started taking drugs....THat couldn't have been true because crack makes you skinny and I was a round sex goddess and anyway you can always have dental work done after crack eats up your sexy smile, right? Anyway....I enjoyed your blog and just wanted to say, Hello to a sweet lady as I drink coffee out of my "pig" mug! ( Mug's not a put down-given to me from my daughter with love ) Love Ya Sparky buddy..... I am out here if you want to spread some more inspiration! Patsy


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JANDELL 4/19/2008 8:03PM

    You did great with your blog, Balinda! I also have had some problems with change...guess everybody does. But my Dad always said if things weren't changing, then you were dead...because that's the only alternative to change. So I have learned to adapt somewhat. Of course, I love the change going from 260 to 215 pounds!! I'm thankful that I found SparkPeople too.


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