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Sunday, July 31, 2011

or the lack of it?

Did not have a good week last week. Did not feel good. Did not feel bad. Had difficulty getting myself to do anything. Needed lots of sleep. MS? Something else?

Whatever. Today I feel good. Did my exercises. Loggged on to the site. I think the daily check in is one of my biggest motivators right now. Like many others I like to watch my points add up, my streaks get longer. I broke those last week. It is a new week, a new month, and another new year for me so I will keep plugging along.

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BELTONWALKER67 8/1/2011 8:53AM

    Think we all have those! Each day is a new opportunity to live healthy and we all just do the best we can do. So just keep on plugging along and you will get where you want to be!
Have a great spark-filled day. emoticon

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Today I officially started the Spark healthy lifestyle program. I find I am most excited not about releasing weight but about being healthier and more confident.

I really don't like tracking nutrition. I ate 3 strawberries while working in the yard this morning. Don't they cancel each other out? I'm kidding. I find it very time consuming but I imagine it will become easier and faster when I get used to it and more of "my" foods have been entered.

One of the things holding me back has been exercise. Because of my MS it is very easy to get on the floor but very difficult to get back off of it. I did notice the last time I fell it was a little easier to get up so I continue to do leg strengthening exercises. I used to love the 4 mile walks I took with my husband and daughter on summer mornings. I really miss it, but with my feet I can't do much walking for exercise anymore. I know losing weight will make it easier but it will not help my bunion, my hammertoes, my tarsal tunnel problems. Three podiatrists have told me I will have to live with it. I do. I will find something else I love.

I titled this blog Woo Hoo and then I read that I have mostly complained. I am excited, I will be successful, and I know this site will help me in many ways. I am ready.


A new day

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I was amused to read that Hippocrates advised that obese people should eat only once per day while huffing and puffing from exercise. He also advised that they walk around naked as much of the day as possible. That last one would probably work for me as I would stay out of the kitchen being afraid someone would come onto my porch while I was in there naked. However, I am going to go another route.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but I trust in the name of the LORD my God.
Psalm 20:7

I know with God all things are possible and I am including him in this battle. I am reading and praying The Dieter's Prayer Book by Heather Harpham Kopp.

I am also reading The Spark. I am impressed by Chris Downie's story and how little things in his life taught him the skills and insights to develop this wonderful site. I am feeling calmer and better about myself already.

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ANGIEUKFAN07 7/6/2011 2:24PM

    Psalm 37:4- Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Phillippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

These are the 2 verses I cling to on my journey. God bless you!

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I'm back!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I've been gone for awhile for various reasons, but I'm back. I covet your prayers and encouragement so I can be successful at this thing.



Friday, February 06, 2009

A week after saying I can do this, I stopped doing this. I got a cold in my head and one in chest but the worst was the cold in my attitude. The winter of my discontent has turned to the new promises of spring. I've picked myself up, dusted myself off, made that appointment I've been putting off and I'm back on track.

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GRALLEN 2/6/2009 11:22PM

    Sometimes keeping that appointment with yourself can be so hard to do. But it is the most important appointment you need to keep.

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