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Monday, April 28, 2014

I need to find away to stop the emotional eating! Realizing, that when I'm Stressed, upset, disappointed, I'm turning to food emoticon emoticon . Then I feel bad and upset with myself. I know that I need to exercise, cause it makes me feel better; but lately I don't care and that also, upsets me. Have gone to the doctor, she put me on some meds that is suppose to help, but it just makes me sleepy. Have a follow up with her in May.

So it's time that things have to change. I don't like to be in this depressed state. Going to start making some changes. Will start to do 10 minutes of exercise, a day and work on being consistent. Going to start learning ways to add more fruits and vegetables. This one is going to be tough, as I'm not much on vegetables. I will do this for my health and well being. Also, need to start tracking my food and fitness.

I've got to start taking care of myself, so I can take care of my family. Will start by taking it one day at a time and one step at a time. If I fall, will pick my self up and dust myself off. I have come to far to let myself down and to put the weight back on. Need to find a way to cope with all the STRESS!

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! IT MEANS ALOT TO ME! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

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TURTLETALK 4/28/2014 10:51PM

    Walking helps me get through an emotional slump. My co-worker and I have discovered that when something at work gets us particularly riled up we can go out and walk it off and come back in much better shape. emoticon

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TANYA602 4/28/2014 8:57PM

    I would definitely check back in with your doctor. The first bp meds they put me on put me out of commission for a whole month - I was told repeatedly that I just needed to adjust to them. When I finally had had enough of not being able to get up off the couch, it was discovered I was on the wrong path altogether.
Find ways to get active, and find fruits and veggies that you like. The changes you make are worth it. I wasn't a freggie person, but thanks to pinterest and the Farmer's Market I learned to be.
Hang in there and stick with us.
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ROCKPORT9 4/28/2014 5:29PM

    Baby steps...make a few small changes....10 minute walk, more water, eat a freggie.

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MJRVIC2000 4/28/2014 4:17PM

    Start thinking positive and living positive, and you will find a way. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 4/28/2014 3:56PM

    When I was not wanting to exercise consistently I made a chart and gave myself a sticker for every 10 minutes of exercise I did, and another sticker for not eating when I wasn't actually hungry or it wasn't actually time to it. Just remember you are amazing and can do anything you want to do.

I find trying to stay busy helps me stay less stressed and to eat less. Hugs.

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5% Update

Friday, June 14, 2013

This challenge, has been a struggle for me; but I have also been a learning experience, too!

I really ready knew that I needed to eat more fruits and vegetables. emoticon emoticon
Learned that I need more fiber and less sodium in my diet and that I also need to track. Also, that I feel better when I get enough sleep and drink enough water. When I don't get enough water emoticon , I feel emoticon and not enough sleep, I am very grouchy, and have a headache.

Since school is out, have not been getting enough sleep, have been staying up after 10; I feel better if I get in bed no later than 10 and get up by 6 a.m..

I also feel better when I drink over 8 emoticon of water. It feel that my body functions better.

Lately, I having really been craving sweet; not good, as they are in the house. Have bought some fresh fruit and dried some apple. Just need to eat them, instead of the sweets.

I have been doing fair with exercising. There is still room for a lot of improvement. Have been making myself do 10 minutes a day, usually walking. Need to find something fun to do, so that it doesn't feel like work!

Thank you Leaders for all that you do! This is a great challenge! emoticon

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.



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LINWASH23 6/16/2013 8:22PM

    You are right, the challenge is great for loving new things and drinking lots of water helps. emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 6/15/2013 12:16AM

    I so agree with you for everything on this blog. Me too having craving of sweets.. I think is due to stress from my family issue :(
and you are so right about drinking lots of water is really helping. Great blog. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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    Logging food is important and i too see why. You really dont realize until you see it written down what you are eating. I just bought some rice cakes for each They help me.Good luck

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KRISTINSGOALS 6/14/2013 11:47AM

    YAY for learning new things about your body, Julia!!

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Exciting Week

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This week there is a lot of exciting things happening. My youngest daughter is crossing over, this is were sixth grader cross over the bridge, showing that they have finished elementary, and moving to the next level. On Friday, my Sister-in-law graduates college and my other one comes in from Arizona; then that night we are having a crawfish boil. The weekend we are taking the girls to New Orleans to the zoo.

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EMELEE82 5/31/2013 10:06PM

    Sounds like a fun-filled weekend! emoticon

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MICKEYH 5/16/2013 12:29AM

    Have a fun with crawfish boil and Zoo!! Enjoy your weekend. emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 5/15/2013 9:48PM

    What FUN! emoticon emoticon

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TANYA602 5/14/2013 9:32PM

    What a fun week and plenty of great reasons to bring family together - enjoy!

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TURTLETALK 5/14/2013 6:21PM

    It sounds like an exciting week. Enjoy!

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April 27

Saturday, April 27, 2013

This year I have begun to think that I can succeed in reaching my goal. So, I am changing my username from Bestmommy64, to Believing-N-Me.

I have had a fun day. Did my 1st emoticon with my Mom. We had fun walking together; we don't get to see each other often. Cali, went to walk with us, but they needed her help as a junior leader. She walked the last mile with us.

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MICKEYH 4/30/2013 10:40PM

    emoticon glad you and your Mom to enjoyed completion of emoticon

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TANYA602 4/28/2013 8:43PM

    Love the name change! I bet your mom loved being with you, as well!

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NAPPIGURL 4/28/2013 8:11PM

    Loving the name change and the new outlook! You are more than capable of achieving your goals, and I'm so glad you're believing it!!! emoticon

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LINWASH23 4/28/2013 3:15PM

    I like your name change. Best Wishes. emoticon

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MNABOY 4/28/2013 12:29AM

    Family time is very important. Walking a 5K is impressive.

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SONYALATRECE 4/27/2013 11:42PM

    emoticon Great re-start!

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April 16

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I have been doing good with the squat challenge; am now doing it by myself as sister-in-law has lose interest. That's okay, will finish the challenge; it is getting tougher each day for me. Today is a rest day, tomorrow I'll do 150 squats.

Last week I was doing some bicep curls and 3year old nephew wanted to do some with me, he got some weights an wanted to do some. Well that didn't last long, but thought it was cute.

This last 8 weeks has been a challenge in itself. The scale has not been very nice, to me; as I weigh more now than when the challenge started. Just disappointed, on the positive side my clothes are fitting better, so something is happening in the right directions. Well will keep pushing forward and not giving up! No matter how discouraging it gets. Just need to find some exercises that I like to do; wish there was a Zumba class near by. Just need to pull out my Wii and do Zumba on it. It would REALLY help if I had someone to do it with me. I do better when someone else is doing it with me. Just find it Very hard to eat healthy and exercise, when no one else is. Wish that the girls would do it with me.

emoticon for all the support and encouragement. I have signed up for the Spring Challenge.


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GEMLADYONE 4/18/2013 11:25PM

    Wow, I can't imagine doing 150 squats! I like Zumba even if I'm alone, but sometimes DH does it with me (as long as I don't watch him LOL). I just get lost in the music and totally get a super calorie burn. And better yet, when it's hot outside, I can do that inside in A/C rather than running or walking in the heat!

I was lucky with the scale these last few weeks, but I think it's all the running, plus I am OCD about my tracking, it's totally the joke in the office. I just laugh with them and keep going on my eating plan, and running the stairs on breaks. Now when they bring in bagels, etc. bananas and oranges come in too, so maybe a little influence? Who knows?

Glad you'll be in the next challenge!

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TANYA602 4/18/2013 8:06PM

    Your squat challenge is impressive and scares me just a bit! WOW! And how cute that you have a new workout partner in your nephew.
Keep pushing and believe me, the scale will begin to cooperate and your clothes will continue to fit even better!

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BECCAR6 4/17/2013 8:29PM

    Great job keeping up with the squat challenge. I was doing with you but lost a week when I got sick. I am keeping it though because I am going to start again May 1st. I was loving it! I am still cheering you on.

I totally get your frustrations about trying to eat right and workout when you feel like a lone ranger and the scale frustrations. So hard to do sometimes but we are going to be victorious! Don't forget we are right here with you. emoticon emoticon

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NAPPIGURL 4/17/2013 12:46AM

    You're not alone in the squat challenge!!! I'm still hanging in there & YES it is getting tough! I've found that if I break them up into sets I'm more motivated to do them i like to do 3 sets, but with the 150 I'm gonna break it up into 4 sets: 2 sets of 37 and 2 sets of 38. I do wall squats with the exercise ball with added weight (either a kettlebell or dumbells) for variety. That being said, squats are majorly a strength exercise, so you shouldn't be discouraged with the number on the scale as that may be attributed to muscle gain! emoticon The fit of your clothes tells the true story #NSV!

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MICKEYH 4/16/2013 7:36PM

    Hang in there girl, I wish I live close by you. I will come to your house and do Zumba with you all day long. Lol)) I so love your never give up attitude. You are definitely right direction. You know it and I know it too. (*^^*) I am so proud of you. I've started gravity strap exercise and it does help me doing squat. Be careful for the muscle injury while doing many squatting. Drink lots of water to help ease muscle.
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LINWASH23 4/16/2013 4:56PM

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/16/2013 12:25PM

    That happened to me last time I did this challenge. I gain a couple of pounds but lost inches so just hang in there as it will happen. Hope you join the next round of 5% challenge. Sign up is already underway!!!

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