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January 25, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I am so glad to be back at SP!
I am at a point in my life where eating right and taking care of myself are no longer an option. I have to do this. I am not that from being 50 and that is starting to scare me.
I need to eat healthy.
I need to exercise.
I need to drink my water.
I need to get to bed before 10 pm.
I need to take a day for myself. (I never do this)
Here's to doing what is good for me! emoticon

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    Good to have you back too! I'm at 50 so I hear what you're saying. We can do this!!!

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JGMK55 1/25/2012 12:27PM

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February 6, 2011

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I just read my last
I am in the exact same place now only I weigh more! YIKES! If I don't do something now I will be as heavy as I was when I had James! This is awful. I love to eat and what I love is bad for me! Now I am using the weather as an excuse to not walk. I am using the fact that healthy food is more expensive than unhealthy food to keep me from doing what I need to do! Friday I had my husband help me with a weight lifting routine. My back was killin me! Going to make myself lift again today.

I have got to get control again and start doing what I need to do!
Think I will take small steps maybe I will manage that and move on to bigger ones!
Drink my water!
Lift weights every other day.
Start eating healthy!

Wish me luck!

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CEEGIE 4/18/2011 12:49AM

    Welcome back. You're on the right track! It's spring and time for new beginnings.
Summer is just around the corner, so it's a great time to ease back into healthy eating and more exercise. I know, cause I am going through the same thing. I too weigh more now than when I last blogged, way back in August. We can do it! Sometimes it's a minute by minute struggle, but it will get easier.

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WYOBZM 2/20/2011 12:54PM

    Just saw your blog. Weclome back. Hope everything is going ok!

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COLLANN 2/6/2011 10:08PM

    Admitting your flaws and weaknesses is the first step! You are ON your way. I have told myself a lot of lies in the past too. Writing about them will help you out. I notice I go through cycles in my life. This is a great team and I know you will find the support you need here if you are ready to make changes!!! emoticon

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2LABS2LOVE 2/6/2011 3:25PM

    emoticonJust one step at a time and we are all here for you!

So glad to see you back here!


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    You're here and you're talking about what you need to do. That's a great first step! I know there are a LOT of people who will welcome you back with open arms, those of us who have commented included. :)

You don't need to apologize or explain anything. You just need to jump in and get to work! We have ALL been where you are. I hope that helps.

So glad to have you back!!!!

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JGMK55 2/6/2011 10:31AM

    Don't beat yourself up. It gets harder to stay focused as we get older and with the busyness of life! Take care of yourself and have fun! Janice

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HDHAWK 2/6/2011 10:26AM

    Glad to see you back here! I haven't been doing well either. I've lost about 4 lbs. and had a lousy week this week. After my bday lunch today I'll start over (again!!) tomorrow. I need to get the consistency back! We can do this!

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July 10th, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I know what I need to do to lose this weight. I know what I need to do to eat healthier. I know how much better I feel when I walk and drink all my water.
SO, why am I not doing it? Why does it feel like torture to make the right choices concerning food and exercise?
I am making too many excuses and it is time to stop and do what I know is best for me.
Daily goals for now:
Walk (even if it is just to walk the dogs)
Drink my water
Bigger goal:
Get rid of the food in the house that is not good for me!

Hoping writing this down will help me get motivated!

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ROXELLS_WARRIOR 7/11/2010 3:06AM

    emoticon emoticonThe hardest part sometimes is putting on the tennies and stepping out the front door. Once you do that, you're likely to keep moving and walk. Sometimes you need to tell yourself, "Just ONE block." And sometimes that's all you do, one block. But more often you'll get to the end of that one block and then decide to walk just one more... and one more... until you're done a decent 15, 20, even 30 minutes. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!
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CEEGIE 7/10/2010 3:33PM

    Just take that first step out the door. Tell yourself that you are only going to walk a short distance. Once you're out there, chances are you will want to make it worth your while and walk a little further. Anything is better than nothing. And remember what they say here on SP: "baby steps." So, don't be so hard on yourself, just get started doing something. I've always resisted exercise, big time! I have found the encouragement here on SP helps me to get up and get moving. I read a lot of blogs. I keep seeing that everyone else seems to be able to do it, so should I. On another note, what are you reading right now? I am reading Blink, by Ted Dekker. Have a great weekend and good luck on your goals.

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BEESPARKLE 7/10/2010 1:44PM

    Find someone who will be your buddy on Sparks. So you and her can do it to-gether. Encourager each other. Give goodies to each other when you lose or lose inches.The goodies on here are a very good encourager. Sometimes that works instead of a group. You may need that one to one friend.

The water is good. I am going that avenue also.


I like your blog.

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SASSAGAIN 7/10/2010 11:01AM

    It will help! It will! You could also post these goals somewhere in your house and let your family know about your goals (if they are the supportive type) Get James to help!!

Drink that water, girlie. It will help get you the rest of they way!

Love you!!

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June 4th, 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010

Decided to check in today.
Been away for a LONG time.
Not eating healthy....just eating what I want.
Haven't walked in I can't remember when.
Only positive is I have been drining my water!
Don't know for sure what happened.
Winter really kicked my butt. Put me in a really deep funk.
Need to get out of it and start taking care of myself!
I apologize for my absence to the teams I belonged to.
I appreciate all of you who stopped by my page to say hello and check on me. thank you.
Better start out with one step at a time.

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ANNE2002 6/5/2010 11:50AM

    School would be enough to "kill" me & funk me out! I feel for the ones of you who are still teaching!!!

Just jump back in as Roxell suggested & keep up with the teams as you can. Do what YOU need to do for YOU tho; don't ever give up on the healthy living; start small again & you'll do ok!

Hollar at me if you need to--anytime!!! emoticon

Love, Anne

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JGMK55 6/5/2010 9:08AM

    I am so glad you are back. Life does happen and sometimes we just have to wait out what is causing us to lose focus. With that being said, I, too, went into a deep decline this winter. My excuse (and that's just what it is, an excuse) is stress at school. I am counting the days until summer vacation starts and am hoping to become refocused once I don't have to deal with the drama on a daily basis. I have gained weight and am so disappointed in myself. BUT, we can work on this together and I am not giving up; I just have to become remotivated. Again, Candi, I'm so glad you are back! (Oh, I may borrow Logan's superglue and glue my fingers together so I can't pick up food! LOL - I'm still laughing at his latest adventure!)

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ROXELLS_WARRIOR 6/4/2010 11:32AM

    It's so good to see you back. Don't beat yourself up over being gone, okay? And don't think you have to "catch up" on your teams, just jump back in! I'm sure they'll all be as glad to see you as I am. Yay! Candi's back!!!

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KELLEYDV 6/4/2010 11:11AM

  I know how you feel. Winter gets hard then life happens. I feel like I do so well and get into it and then fall apart. but I keep reminding myself I hate that my body hurts if I walk to far or I don't want to play with my daughter. So I keep at it!!

Starting again is better than not!!

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December 27, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

I am sitting here thinking about many things this morning.
I know that I need to eat healthy, drink water, and exercise.
I have talked about it with my doctor, my family, and my friends.
I joined SparkPeople and I have blogged about it here.
I did really good in the beginning, even my husband joined in!
One thing I have learned about eating healthy is that it is expensive. Why would they do that?
So I am at the crossroads.
I am back up to 166 pounds, have the ole' muffin top hangin over my pants again!
I know everything I need to do and how to do it.
Just been in a slump for so long not sure how to get out.

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ROXELLS_WARRIOR 12/29/2009 11:35PM

    Candi, that boat you're in is getting more and more crowded because I'm in it, too. I agree that the SP boot camp is a good motivator. Last year it really did wonders for me! But you have to be ready, and be committed. What do you think? We can do daily "kick each other's butt" emails or Facebook posts, whatever it takes to remind each other to stick with it!

Check it:

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LINDA! 12/27/2009 5:45PM

    Maybe you need more support. Sometimes we just need someone encourage us!!

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REINOVPH 12/27/2009 12:47PM


I, too, am in the same fix. I had done so well, but for the past week I have not exercised, and I have eaten like my teen-aged son. As for the solution, I am unsure, However, I have joined the new SP bootcamp. Last year's new year's bootcamp helped to inspire me... SO, I want to try to reignite the Spark!
Why don't you join that too? It would be more fun... Don't they say that misery loves company?


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JGMK55 12/27/2009 12:09PM

    Candi, You wrote what I have been thinking all morning. It's time to get it together again. Let's do this together. Happy New Year and this will be the year to make it all happen! Janice emoticon emoticon emoticon

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