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Friday, May 04, 2012

So I over ate today by like 600 calories or so. I'm so upset. I hate that it is so easy to overeat and so hard to eat healthy and wisely. I hate that it is so easy to do nothing and so hard to get moving. I don't want to feel overweight anymore, I don't want to cry about the way I look anymore! Why does it only take one day of backsliding to make you feel completely horrid? I mean can you make up for it the next day by working out more and eating less? Does it balance out or is it like starting over each day? AAAhhhh....It's so horrible. I thought I wanted to eat a little more or have freedom of choice, whatever. All I did was eat more than I should have. Now I feel bloated, fat, unhappy with myself for making bad choices when I have been working so hard! Why does it have to be so easy to mess up? emoticon

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CRYDEN321 5/7/2012 3:54PM

    Thank you for all the wonderful encouragement!!

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MARVEEME 5/6/2012 8:03AM

    Sometimes you have to back up to get the forward momentum to clear the next hurdle. That hurdle, apparently, is the lesson you just learned; to be diligent.

Ready? Set? GOAL!

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MOMFAN 5/5/2012 1:10PM

    Take it to the Lord daily and ask the Holy Spirit to empower you daily.

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    One day of over eating does NOT mean you've failed. Get back on plan today. It's going to be okay. It takes 3500 extra calories for 1 pound. So getting back on today will make your slip hardly noticeable! You can do this!

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TURTLERAE55 5/4/2012 12:50AM

    Hi CRYDEN321,

Don't hate yourself. We all have overeaten. All you should do is not do it everyday and get back on track. Yes, exercise extra minutes and get back on track and eat healthy. When I started with SP I purchased a pedometer that keeps me motivated to get this weight off. Tracking my steps really helped me. So get back up and start eating healthy. Drinking water and green tea helps a lot too.

Keep up the good work.

Just hang in there and it will get better.

Let's get this weight off together. emoticon emoticon

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HARMONYBLUE 5/4/2012 12:31AM

    It takes 3500 calories to make (or lose) a pound. So it absolutely will balance out. I would not aim to make up for it all in one day but you can add a few extra minutes on your workouts for the next few days and stay at the low end of you range and...voila...balanced. As for being easy to mess up, it is and it isn't. We aren't going to be perfect every day and should not discredit our successes by focusing on the backslides. It takes three weeks to make a habit so keep at it and it will get easier.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Well, I've been doing pretty good. Tracking my food and my fitness, pushing myself physically (at least I thought) . So it's been a week since I weighed myself at the Y and I was really hoping for a change. None. I guess that's good since I didn't gain, but I was really hoping to see any loss..

Not to be. I'm gonna try not to let it get me down emoticon

I joined the spring challenge, so hopefully that will be an added jump start and maybe next week I'll see a change in the scale! emoticon

I am also reminding myself that it is not all about the scale as it is about healthy eating choices and getting active for life!! When I think about it that way, I'm not as quick to say that I've lost for the week, but that I made some good choices and enjoyed some small victories!! Phrased that way, I'm not that disappointed after all


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  The first 5 months of my journey I only lost 6 lbs. I however lost two inches around the middle and got off Diabetic medication and Lipid medication. So I was adding a lot of muscle and getting healthier. The last 5 weeks I have lost over 2 lbs a week.
I have had to stop the strength training because it has aggravated the arthritis I have so much and increased the damage to my knee. Other knee I had replaced a year ago and it still hurts some.
I am currently on pain medication and on muscle relaxants and am feeling some better and in less pain.
So I am still using the exercise bike and keeping track of what I eat.
Keep on the program and see if you are adding muscle and loosing inches instead of loosing lbs.

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TWEETIBEAR 5/2/2012 9:37AM

    One of the hardest things for most of us is to STAY OFF THAT SCALE so often. I'm addicted to stepping on it all the time, which is not good.

My doctor says to NOT weigh myself except once a month. By the end of one week, you may have a "false" gain, get discouraged and do what heavy people often do when they get comfort foods!

By the end of one week you may have a "false" loss, and get over-confident that you can eat "that much" every week and lose...turning once again to comfort foods!

I don't think I could ever do that...I'm just trying to make it to a whole week before stepping on that stupid thing! But remember...women's bodies are puzzles...we can't explains some losses and some gains....MANY are "false" and "temporary", so we really need to focus on our healty WILL eventually all catch up with us. So I'm glad you've found peace with the small victories...not the least of which is you didn't gain 2 lbs. more!

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MARVEEME 5/2/2012 6:04AM

    Keep the trends of good habits replacing bad, and make sure your'e measurements are more than just the scale. Things tend to move around when you're building new muscles.


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Struggling badly!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I have been doing fairly well.Staying mostly in all the right ranges- having issues getting them all to be good all the time. Anyway, I have already went over my calorie limit for today, I drank 2 cups of juice( which I haven't done since I've been tracking) I had no idea how high in calories it was because I didn't check first.

Paired together some combinations that went way over in fat emoticon
and all I wanna do is go back for seconds today!!!!!!!!!!

I made the kids pudding for snack. I want some. There are cookies in the cupboard that were given to us today. I want some. There is still home made chicken soup in the pot leftover from dinner. I WANT SOME!!!

I just came in the living room and started crying


My boyfriend asked me what was wrong and I just cried and said I want to eat... I feel so embarrassed that I want food that bad, but I feel like I do. I know I'd be upset later, especially since I've been working so hard...but today I feel like I JUST WANT MORE!!

I'm trying to drink water and hold out till bedtime without snacking but I know it's there...I wasn't even tempted the first couple days but today....oh my gosh- today is a different story. I've been more sluggish today-I'm tired, probably didn't stay as hydrated as I should've, I did try to get active. I took turns jumping rope with my kids and I walked to pick up my daughter from school today.

I want to be healthy, I want to lose weight...immensely!!! I am just having a hard time silencing the food addicted monster that's whispering sweet nothings in my ear!!!!
Lord, help me tonight!!

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TWEETIBEAR 4/26/2012 10:10AM

    I had stepped away "for an hour": then "for a day" followed by "for a week" and it finally turned into 3 months....I gained almost all my weight back again, because I just wanted more. I took it. And I became addicted again. After losing 40 lbs., I blew it.

So, grab hold right now, grit those teeth and visualize the clothes you will want to buy (including a bathing suit)...the dances and parties you want to look amazing when you attend, the healtheir, active you (who, when walking down the street people look at with admiration and even envy).

Think it, Dream it, Do it! I'm back and I still want it! But I remembered something, and it will be somethin I repeat over and over for months/years to come:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Believe THAT!!!

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MOMFAN 4/26/2012 3:08AM

    Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with his power to resist temptation! Find something else to totally focus on.

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LMGBRIAN 4/25/2012 9:01PM

    Hang in there I have days too where i cant seam to stop myself. We all have low energy days or why did i eat so much of that what was I thinking days the trick is to mot let them turn into weeks or months.... I'm working my way back down right now and I also have problems getting all the ranges to line up. Just rember that tomorrow is a new day and each positive choice you make counts no mater how many poor choices you make that day celebrate the things you do well, right.

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Positive day 4

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I am very proud of myself today. I stayed within my calorie range, a little over on fat but all in all pretty good. I went to the Y and worked out today!!!!

So I got in some unplanned cardio, did my scheduled strength training for the day!

Today I told myself that I like my courage. I felt courageous today as I worked out on machines I've never used. emoticon

My attitude today is positive. I am about 4 days in to my new updated goals and going strong!!

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NOTSPEEDY 4/24/2012 12:11AM

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AGINNETT 4/24/2012 12:08AM

    it makes me nervous too, to try out new machines, good job being courageous!

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Slow and steady

Friday, April 20, 2012

So I tracked my food today, stayed within my calorie range!! emoticon

I played catch with my son today for my 10 minutes of activity. I went for a half hour walk this morning for my cardio, didn't quite make my goal-so I jumped on the elliptical for about 10 minutes!! emoticon

Something I like about me today is my toes, I painted my toenails a shimmery bronze. I did not go back for seconds, I drank more water, and I ate more fruit!!

I'm having a hard time resisting snacks but I don't want to blow such a good day!! emoticon

I am also thankful to spark..I have been logging in regularly to remind myself of my goals and to read success stories and tips! It is really helping so far....I just need to make it to bedtime! emoticon

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HEALTHIERMAMA57 4/20/2012 9:10PM

    sounds like a wooooohoooooo kinda day! good for you! emoticon

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