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The Struggle.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


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PEGLEGN64 9/2/2014 2:29AM

    I can relate to just how your feeling. I went to a picnic and some people have no trouble at all eating small portions of foods. I feel like I want to try a little of everything. And before I know it my plate is full. No space in between the food. I try it because i want to know if its something I might want to make. Then I thought maybe they ate that morning, where I didn't eat at all. Knowing I was going to try different salads and recipes I never tried. I find when I bake things now, I take most of it to my dad and daughters so there wont be much at home to tempt me. And when cooking other things i dont make much. So I dont have left overs. My sister is on some weird diet where she eats a can of green beans before going to work. Then a salad at work. Then a can of other beans like red beans or any other kind before eating chicken or anything else. She said it fills you up to where you dont want nothing else. I will let you know if she looses weight or starts to sprout. LOL. Hang in there with the rest of us. Have a good week.
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    Hang in there Bre, just keep coming back one day at a what you CAN do today, and decide you ARE coming back tomorrow...repeat daily! emoticon Thanks for sharing the are not alone...even on a good day, we all have moments of struggle, and on the bad days, well we really need one another!.

The spark WILL re-ignite and you WILL get to your best level of health!

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LIMOM2TWINS 8/31/2014 8:56PM

    I just wanted to let you know how much I admire you and how happy I am now to be your emoticon & fellow team mate on the Lovely Limes fall challenge. It takes so much courage to blog about your struggles let alone Video Blog them. Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

You are not alone - I have been working on finding my motivation again also and I am really looking forward to our limes challenge.

Just as you said in our video blog - do not give up (I won't either) - "A year from now you wish you started today." you have already started but when you look back on 8/31/14 you will know just how far you have come!

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SUN66SHINE 8/31/2014 8:53PM

    Hi. I know it is out of pain you posted, but I have to say thank you. You expressed what I've been thinking and feeling for myself. Your one week became three weeks and 4 lbs. My one week became eight months and 18 lbs. regained. I'm just 2 lbs from being where I began. Grr. I wish I could go back in time and take that bull by the horn and not take that time off, because now here I am searching blogs trying to get the motivation to pick myself up from my britches and just say, "What's done is done now get on get!"

I think your blog did that for me. If I don't get serious now, another eight months will go by and another 18 lbs. will get packed on. I've decided so what that it's eight months, that was a mistake. I'm turning it into a lesson and changing my least try.

Thanks again, for posting your raw emotion, your disappointment in your choices and your hopes that you can snap out of it. Most of all thank you for thinking of others when you wished us all a beautiful day when yours was so gloomy.

emoticon There always has to be a first and when we start again, it starts with a first step.

Thanks again, sun66shine.

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    You can do this! Think of it as a Life Style Change! This change is forever. May I suggest that you make a list of the reasons you want to lose weight! Then think about those you want to lose weight because YOU want to? or someone else?

Everyone on here struggles with losing weight. "Dieting" is not fun!! Once you get your reasons written down, set a goal... I will not eat junk... I will track my food intake every day!...I will keep a journal, stuff like that! Take Baby Steps... Place your goals on a piece of paper and post them on the fridge, on your computer, anywhere where you can see them! Then focus on those goals. Change them as you want... but keep goals set out in front of you! I promise, you will feel better and better about yourself and your accomplishments. YOU CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER! :)

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SEATTLE58 8/31/2014 4:32PM

    I hate to say this, but I feel the same way. Have been struggling for around 2 years now, but I keep tracking but I don't really feel the spark. And I feel that if I leave, then I'll really gain and that scares me to death, just like you feel. I feel too, that if I keep coming to SP and keep active, that one day this will click again and for you too! It will click for us once again. It has to and it will. Hugs to you, Karen

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/31/2014 1:22PM

    Hang in there. I am struggling too but we can find our way back. I know we can.

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/31/2014 1:02PM

    I know that is the way it works with me too- snapping back into it is easier said than done. And then without hesitation inexplicably I WANT to and Do on the SAME day....and the spark is on again. You will activate your program, I have 100% faith in that fact.

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    NO MATTER WHAT!!!! WE can do this my friend. YOU KNOW that I am as close as a phone call. Love ya!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Which way do I go?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Energy level is 0 so I'm looking for a spark. emoticon MUST emoticon NO MATTER WHAT!! emoticon emoticon

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BEVEL1 8/20/2014 5:42PM

    Wow, I can relate to this as I found myself burnt out last week. Although, I was doing my low impact to moderate work outs, the energy was just not popping. My muscles were also not cooperating but this week after realizing the importance of stretching, that's better. I haven't been pigging out with the eating due to the circumstances in my life and still my weight progress is stubborn. But after listening to your video, I feel better as I know others are struggling along with me. I pray that you are energized and filled with all the energy you will need to get up and going...this includes others who maybe struggling as well as myself. Yes, I believe and know we can all have a beautiful and successful journey. It may seem tough at times but with persistence and faith, I actually believe we will get there. emoticon

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/19/2014 10:29AM

    I use the term "pigging out/pig out" too- lol

I hear you loud and clear- when I don't want to budge I can't will myself to.... out of the blue I start working out again (which is where I am now that's why I opened up Streak100 team) I can't imagine 10 minutes daily forever but I can for 100 days

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SMALLERTHANB4 8/18/2014 8:28PM


I liked your vlog. I can relate. I encourage you to keep at it b/c if you get any further off track you will regret it. I'm a professional at that. emoticon

If I can spare anyone from having to start all over, I will.

Good luck on finding your motivational niche!!

Be blessed! emoticon

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    You KNOW that you can call me anytime. I am hoping that you will find your SPARK & move forward. I offer you the invitation to my Lovely Limes team again... maybe being a part of a Biggest Loser Challenge will help you find you Spark. Love ya

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/18/2014 7:35PM

    Always nice to see you! Unfortunately I have no words of wisdom as I have been feeling the same way for about a week now. I wish I had your daughter here, prodding me along!

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Taking steps toward change

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sometimes we have to step on toes to get where we're trying to go. When we do, step as gently as we can. Be blessed and emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 7/30/2014 10:18AM

    You have a lot of support. Hang in there! Keep Sparkin'!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/30/2014 5:25AM

    We all get cranky sometimes but you are setting a good example for your daughter with your walks.

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BEACHCALSIX 7/29/2014 7:11PM

    whenever I get home from a really hot walk i tend to snap at people for no reason. This morning I got home very hot and sweaty and the first thing I was asked was "what are you cooking to eat?" Well, I snapped.
sometimes we just lose our better judgement especially when stressed or tired, Good for you to talk it out with her! emoticon

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AJB121299 7/29/2014 5:37PM


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    Good for you doing what you have to do for yourself...and good day or bad day, your daughter will survive it all and YOU are worth it! Bless you!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/29/2014 12:32PM

    you know yourself & you know your daughter... emoticon you got a walk in !

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/29/2014 8:58AM

    Sunnyvale has it. Stand up for yourself!

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BERGBA7 7/29/2014 7:24AM

    Hi there... Does your daughter like to bike? Maybe she can bike next to you. We do this sometimes and have a lot of fun: me running-he biking!
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JUDY106 7/29/2014 6:45AM

    emoticon with taking care of yourself. That daughter must be very healthy to run the track. I would not let her discontentment over walking with you stop me. maybe find some way to encourage her that it helps her with the running. So glad to see you trying so hard for yourself.

is the only
weight-loss aid
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in the long run.
-Jenny Craig

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    Your truth here is spot on. Love ya

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SUNNYRAYE 7/29/2014 2:34AM

    This might be a different take on your stepping on toes line but here goes...
Sometimes it's really difficult to step on toes to do something to protect my health. I have been a big people pleaser for most of my life.

So it's hard to say to someone that I need xyz to be healthy mentally and physically

Before I would feel that I'm not worth standing up for me and that the other person should be happy but not me.

I also felt that if I said anything then that person would no longer like me.

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SEATTLE58 7/28/2014 11:35PM

    Yes, I certainly understand about how we have to do things for ourselves because of how we influence our family. We just do the best that we can and none of us are perfect, so if things don't work out once in awhile, that's the way it goes and then hopefully, we can make up for the loss later on. emoticon Good for you with getting your water aerobics in! emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a super good week and I'll try to too!

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It WONT happen overnight..

Friday, July 25, 2014

Was Rome built in a day? Certainly NOT!! emoticon emoticon

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BEACHCALSIX 7/28/2014 4:40PM

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Taking it slow is the way to go! I have to keep reminding myself to tone it down and not overexercise. It's not easy but it's so essential to long term goals!
Have a great day, you got this!!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/26/2014 10:57AM

    good morning emoticon emoticon

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SEATTLE58 7/25/2014 10:35PM

    I'm just now seeing this vlog of yours and I sure hope that you've had a beautiful day. I feel that I have pretty much. And you're so wise to take it slow because they say that slow and steady wins the race and that Rome wasn't built in a day. I love your enthusiasm and your beautiful smile too and emoticon

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    You ALWAYS inspire me. Thanks for this awesome blog. I need to learn how to video blog. Love ya

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/25/2014 12:55PM

    I appreciate your positiveness...Rome wasn't built in a day, but it DID get done, and I'll bet they had some rest days too! We CAN do this! Blessings Bre!

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Never EVER give up!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


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PEGLEGN64 7/29/2014 12:58AM

    It's good to see you back. It sure doesn't take long to get back into our old habits. Thats why coming here it helps seeing other people's progress and motivates us to watch what we eat . Your still looking good.

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SEATTLE58 7/25/2014 3:00PM

    I'm so happy I found your vlog when I was looking for some encouragement! Thank you so much for it too. You really made me feel like I can do this, that I can lose what I've gained back! I loved it how you said that sometimes we just think that it all has to be perfect and so when it's not, we give in and that's me so much. I did so well for so long and then plateaued after losing 67# and pretty well gave up and have gained around 20#! Ugh!!! We're all in this together and I hope that you don't mind if I add you. I love your beautiful background on your page too! Thanks again for the awesome encouragement!!
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TIMEHASCOME56 7/25/2014 12:38PM

    WOW, you are amazingly emoticon

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BEACHCALSIX 7/25/2014 11:09AM

    That book by Chris Powell is very informative. He really knows his stuff regarding fitness and has worked with so many overweight people and transformed them.
We're rooting for you here on spark! Looking forward to more posts, let's make it a strong week!! emoticon emoticon

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POTTERYSIS 7/25/2014 10:32AM

    Hello, This video means a lot to me. I believe it is because you are so open, and say what you are feeling. That's been more difficult for me than I had realized until I saw you. I have been stalled for a long time, and have just come back to try again a couple of days ago. I want to get out walking also. Meanwhile this brought me to tears - in a good way: it's making me think about my feelings, and think about how to be more open. Thank you.

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/25/2014 8:13AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon hi Bree! you are a breath of fresh air for me this morning! I couldn't ask for a better gift seeing your video this morning- I added you to friends first thing!

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JUDY106 7/24/2014 9:04PM

    This is me too.I have started back just this month. I am so glad you are sharing. i really need this. So graceful for you. Keep the V blog coming. I need to know you are going through the same thing. Thanks for letting me know we are real people. You help me so much when I see your honesty. Love ya, Judy

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    Nice to get to see a little bit of who you are through the video...and you're right...any day on this side of the dirt is a good day! So just take one of those good days at a time and make the best decisions for your body that you can, and your body will eventually cooperate and let go of the weight! Blessings to you!

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TATTER3 7/24/2014 5:37PM

    You have really caught me just at the beginning of going back to old habits!! Thanks for the reminder that I CAN do this, consistency is the key! Keep Sparkin'!! So proud for you!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/24/2014 4:54PM

    It's great to see you! I love your attitude. And your hair!

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    You are such an awesome woman... AND BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so grateful for your friendship. I will NEVER give up & am glad that YOU are here taking the journey with me. Love ya

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MELYROD18 7/24/2014 2:03PM

    :( I couldn't see the video.

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