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Friday, January 10, 2014

Yesterday I killed it at the gym! emoticon
And then I had to stop at the grocery store on the way home.
emoticon It was 5:30p, the parking lot was mad busy; lots of cars lined up trying to get out of there, others trying to get in, people jockeying for slots wanting to get home and wishing everyone would just get out of THEIR way.
But I've been wearing my Fitbit daily since year end and thought I could jam a few extra steps into my day. So I pulled into the lot, turned AWAY from the store - instead of trying to find a space closest to the door - pulled into the first empty space I saw and hiked it across the lot. emoticon

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ANGORA4 1/16/2014 12:18AM

    Fabulous! Very impressive!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/11/2014 11:45AM

    That is awesome! I haven't tried Fitbit yet, but a lot of my friends do and love it.

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2013 -I am SO over you

Saturday, December 28, 2013

This year just flat out sucked! emoticon
My time was needed elsewhere, and even when it wasn't I didn't have the mental energy to do any more than try to escape the stresses. emoticon
I fell out of some of the good habits I'd built up in 2011-12, let the poison sneak in when I was too tired to think straight and I gained back 20 lbs -almost half of those in the last few weeks. emoticon
I let that fuzzy headed excuse monster talk me out of going to the gym. emoticon
I stopped cooking entirely. emoticon
My clothes don't fit, I'm not sleeping well, I feel like crap and I'm PISSED OFF about it! emoticon

So today I took the Christmas money from my Mom and my sister and bought a Fitbit One.
I've hit the rest button on Spark, and set a new goal.
I've been trying to eat clean and be a little more mindful of what I stick in my pie-hole, knowing that once the HFCS switch flips off my attitude will improve -one less thing I have to battle against. After that I'll think about counting calories more diligently.

I may not be back on SP everyday, but I'm recommitted to the fight for my own health.

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ANGORA4 1/3/2014 1:29AM

    Good for you! You recognized the problems, and then did something about it, very impressive!

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DEE1221 12/29/2013 2:48PM

    I'm right with you girl. I started 2013 the same weight that I'm starting 2014. WE CAN DO THIS!!

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spring update

Friday, May 10, 2013

Greetings Sparklers!
It's been a long long time since I last logged in, but I wanted you all to know I haven't given up.
Life has been crazy complicated and stressful this year. My Mom has been either in the hospital or nursing home for rehab since the end of January and I've been with her 2-4 days a week, up to several hours a day depending on where she was and how she was doing. Consequently I had to cut back on my time in the gym, rely more on available grab-and-go fast food and scramble to try to find time to take care of myself.
Mom is doing somewhat better, but we still don't know if she'll ever be able to regain enough strength to be able to live alone again. There may be more scrambling in the year(s) ahead if/when it becomes necessary to empty out and sell her house--something I really don't want to think about yet! It's all been an emotional roller coaster, at times simply so overwhelming that something small like having to log into Spark People everyday was just one thing too many to cope with.
I have tried to keep the lessons of Spark in the back of my head.
emoticon I am quicker to recognize the reason behind my choices, forgive my transgressions and not make too many excuses.
emoticon I had gained back 17 pounds since my low of 222 last summer, but lost almost 3 this week.
emoticon I rode my bike to work twice this week following some encouragement from a co-worker.
emoticon I'm trying to focus on interval training when I do get to the gym, and have been "working out" with the weeds in the garden the last few weeks.
emoticon I might even start logging in more regularly to do a quick tracking of exercise minutes and water as time allows.
emoticon I will never give up!
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    Hope things are going well with your mom. I have a similar situation and found that working out at homes with a DVD first thing (don't even have to comb my hair) makes sure that I get something in. Something is always better than nothing. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to be kind to yourself, too.

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PARKERB2 5/10/2013 6:57PM

    Hope the mother does ok. You do have the basics down and are using them. Keep up the good work.

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Day 7 already!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Day 7 and I kicked ass at the gym! It's also my first day of REALLY staying within my calorie budget -with 3 calories to spare. emoticon
emoticon Was down just over a pound this morning, thank goodness -although I feel like it was all the wishful thinking I've been doing to get my head back in the game that has lightened the load a smidge. We'll see if it's still gone tomorrow. This time around I want to -scratch that- PLAN TO log my weight weekly and anytime there's a change. Up 'til now I was only logging the loss changes and not keeping good track of the upticks.

Have several more stressful days at work this week and next -gonna use the gym the work all that out of my system so I won't have to take it home with me!

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MADTHENURSE 1/3/2013 1:28PM

    Keep it up! You can do this!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/3/2013 11:17AM

    You are doing great!!

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CW97138 1/3/2013 12:35AM

  Good for you sorry cant type today :-)

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CW97138 1/3/2013 12:35AM

  God for you go got this !

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not waiting for Jan 1st

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I decided yesterday that it was day 1 again.
emoticon Good old day one -my best friend and ally, you are always there when I need you. Always so forgiving and non-judgmental, throwing your arm over my shoulder in comfort and support, saying "come on, I'm with you! Together we can do it!" and then giving me a good strong push toward day two.
Day two is just as enthusiastic, she grabs me by the wrist, swings me around and soon I'm flying into day three without a second thought.
The holiday feasting is over, the days begin to get longer. There's snow on the ground and work to be done. The first thaw will be here before you know it! Had my ass back in gear at the gym yesterday, and will be there again on Monday morning.

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6BALLMAN 12/30/2012 5:34PM

    I do not blame you one bit. 49 weeks ago, I started on Jan 17th, deliberately avoiding the new year's resolution curse... I have stumbled so badly at this end of the year that I started over Dec 27th.

Good luck on your endeavors!! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/29/2012 6:58PM

    Fantastic!!! I'll be joining you in a few days...gotta make it back home first....

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