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Finding my way back

Friday, July 18, 2014

I used this site all the time and it really helped me stay motivated then life happened and I abandoned SparkPeople and all the connections I made. Since my last post I left a VERY toxic relationship and I've lost many friends and I'm finally happy. The only thing is my weight.

My scale broke (my youngest dropped it one too many times) and I took that as a sign to not care. I was ashamed to get on here because I felt like I let everyone down because I stopped caring I was just trying to get away from that toxic relationship without getting hurt.

Now here I am, I completed my first year of graduate school, my sons and I have been away from their father for a year, and I have someone in my life who supports me. It's time for me to get serious about losing weight. I'll buy a new scale soon..........

.............. but I'm trying to figure out where do I start?

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TEDCABEL 7/18/2014 6:02PM

    Hi... Where do you start? How about stepping out your front door, go out for fifteen minutes, then fifteen minutes back... THAT's a start, don't you think?

Do that 3 times a week, and you've got yourself the beginning of a work out program... Cool, huh?

On non-walk days, take your little one (the two year old?) lift he or she from floor to above your head 10 times, 3-4 sets of 10... Sit on a chair and have the little one sit on your feet and try to do leg lifts, again 3 sets... That's your beginning strength training...

I've learned this stuff doesn't have to be too technical, you don't need memberships, special equipment, dvds etc., all you need is the WANT TO, and you'll find a way...

Let me know how it goes, start hitting the road, and NEVER GIVE UP!

Blessings, Ted emoticon emoticon

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End of the Challenge - Team Bouncing Apple Blossoms

Friday, May 10, 2013

I am so proud of myself for making it through the end of this challenge! I may not have received the most points throughout but I stuck it through!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Yay! To all of us who made it to the end.

Looking back I realized I posted my current weight for my goal weight when I began this challenge. My starting weight was 206.2 and my final weight is 198.8 I lost 7.4 pounds!!!!!!!! I made it under 200 pounds and I am happy about that.

I think I would have done better in this challenge if I would have managed my stress better and took care of this toothache. I still haven't gotten it pulled but I am trying my hardest to get to the dentist.

The next time I complete a challenge I am going to do everything in my power to not let certain issues hinder my progress. In the future I would like to reach my goal weight of 150-180 and drink more water on a daily basis without feeling as if it is a chore.

My personal challenge was to not eat red meat and I haven't eaten red meat in 8 weeks! Yay!

We did great team I enjoyed all of my teammates you guys rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EBERKSHIRE86 5/13/2013 9:47AM

    7.4lbs is awesome! So glad you stuck it out with us :)

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MS_SWEETHEART 5/11/2013 10:33AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope that tooth gets better soon. emoticon

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

I tried to put everything on here I could! I had so much fun making this collage!!!!!!!!!! I have it saved as my desktop and I'm going to print more copies so I can put them everywhere so when I need motivation I have something to look at!!

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SUNSHINE084 5/6/2013 3:12AM

    Love it!

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BLDANCY 4/29/2013 10:05PM

    Thank you Becky! That means a lot

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MSBEKANATOR 4/29/2013 9:50PM

    Love it! Your kids have such an awesome Mom! Bet they are going to have a lot of fun with this project...

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BLDANCY 4/29/2013 9:48PM

    Thanks everybody. I never made one before and had a lot of fun. I'm going to have my kids make one next!

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MSBEKANATOR 4/29/2013 9:11PM

    Awesome! I love the "family" with the heart for the "m". You are inspiring me, I need to make one...

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BUTEAFULL 4/28/2013 3:31AM

    I never could figure out how to do that on the computer, I made one with poster board that sits by my bed

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JACKIE542 4/27/2013 10:04AM

    Good job emoticon

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Accountability - Bouncing Apple Blossoms

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sadly I have not reached my goals and I am posting this to hold myself accountable. I do track everything I eat and I am making sure I eat as healthy as I can, there are days where I have eaten fast food but I make sure I log them in my nutrition trackers.

Here is my problem the first 3 weeks I made sure I reached all the fitness challenges and I was going to the gym faithfully. Then I broke my tooth and this toothache is horrible emoticon and then I been getting headaches so I decided to skip the gym. I been walking more and doing little exercises here and there at home but I haven't been to the gym. I was going to go today but my face is swollen and I really need to get this tooth pulled.

In the past I had an "all or nothing" attitude about the gym but yes I missed some workouts here and there but I learned I can not have that attitude. Yes I missed some workouts but that doesn't mean I should quit completely. A lot of people have not finished this challenge and I know a lot of people who say they need to lose weight and do nothing about it. I am trying my hardest to change my life style and become smaller and healthier.

I am still suck at 201 pounds some days it goes up others it stays the same. Am I upset about it? Yes. Am I making excuses? No. I know what it is I need to do and I am making progress toward fixing it.

I have not been getting enough sleep, this quarter at school is crazy! I am trying to drink more water emoticon but honestly I can barely get 8 glasses but at least I get 2 (a small bottle). I have been making sure to reach my personal challenge of not eating red meat and since I cut out beef my choices at fast food are limited and I like that.

This challenge is almost over and I plan on kicking it in full force the remaining weeks. To my teammates sorry I do not get all the points but I am trying we all are making progress and that makes me happy!

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AMANDACOETZER 4/20/2013 5:16AM


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PATTISWIMMER 4/19/2013 8:14PM

    make sure you get enough sleep... I have been exercising 5 hours a week mostly swimming... watching my calories and still only losing one pound a month or maybe 2... then nothing for a while then 4 pounds this last week or 2... not sure what I did but finally after no progress something is happening... have gone from 189 to 160 so I guess all I can say is don't give up emoticon

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USMAWIFE 4/19/2013 8:06PM

    are you seeing any positives in your body, like clothes fitting looser

until you get your tooth fixed working out is going to be hard for you. Also stress makes the body hold on to weight and if you are having that many issues with school, until you realize the weight is going to stay with you

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Feeling Sad

Sunday, March 31, 2013

About a week ago my Aunt stopped breathing and ended up in a coma. A few days ago she was declared brain dead and this morning Easter Sunday around 5 am she passed away. My Aunt was barely 40 and I am not fully understanding the situation but I miss her dearly.

Even though today is Easter I am going to spend time with my family and remember all the good times I had with my Aunt.

Rest In Peace Auntie Sue

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OO0SUSIE0OO 4/3/2013 9:05PM

    Hugs my friend. She was young. A good day to go to heaven though.
My deepest sympathies.

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MSBEKANATOR 4/3/2013 2:22AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you and your family as you go through this. Hugs to you!!! emoticon

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SPASTASTIC 4/2/2013 8:51PM

    I'm so sorry! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MTGIRL2012 4/1/2013 12:21PM

    Losing a loved one is never easy and I am sorry that you had to experience such a tragedy around Easter. I lost my Memaw the week before Thanksgiving 2yrs ago and it was awful. I am praying for you and your family! What a powerful way to meet up with Jesus, especially on day of his resurrection! God bless and HUGS!

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RORYLYONS 4/1/2013 3:47AM

    I'm so sorry to hear you lost your Aunt especially on the holidays. Glad you could be with the family to celebrate her memory. Will keep you in my prayers. emoticon emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 4/1/2013 1:33AM

    40 is too young to die, I hope there is an autopsy so you know if there might be something inherited to look out for

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SUNSHINE084 3/31/2013 11:56PM

    Sorry to hear about your aunts passing! emoticon

Comment edited on: 3/31/2013 11:57:19 PM

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BLDANCY 3/31/2013 10:02PM

    Thanks Goosiemoon and Cirandella it makes me feel so great knowing I can come to my spark family for help through this rough time. emoticon emoticon I appreciate everyone who has commented and who will comment on this blog

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CIRANDELLA 3/31/2013 9:44PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry to hear of your Auntie Sue's passing... and yes, goodness, she was so very young. May the coming days bring you an increasing sense of peace and more and more fond memories of your sweet aunt... - Susan

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GOOSIEMOON 3/31/2013 9:42PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your plan to spend time with family remembering your aunt is perfect!

Take great care of each other!


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BLDANCY 3/31/2013 9:17PM

    Thank you Chardy0123 and DLBrown93 I appreciate it

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DLBROWN93 3/31/2013 9:16PM

    Sorry for your loss.

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CHARDY0125 3/31/2013 9:16PM

    I am sooooo sorry to hear of your lose. It is never easy losing a family member. I pray that your family have the grace to make it through this difficult time. May god bless you all and keep you in perfect peace. emoticon

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