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Not enough sleep

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Well, today was my group class. We get weighed every week. Last week, I had gained 2.7 pounds from the week before. Today, though, I thought it would go oh so much better. Ha!!! Not so fast. Yesterday, I had lost the 2.7 pounds, because I have being really watching what I am eating, and I have been exercising a lot. Well, last night I was in so much pain, I could not sleep. So I ended up getting 2.5 hours of sleep, and when it came time to weigh in, I had gained 4.2 pounds since yesterday. I know that that isn't really an accurate reading; but it sure burst my bubble. I ended up in tears for the entire hour that I was in my group, but I sat there and listened to what was being covered today. I have been getting 10,000 steps for the last 3 days. I am not sure I am up to it today. Not giving up; but a bit discouraged.

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CYDNEYLEECH 1/30/2013 5:58AM

    Thanks for your kind comments!

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KNYAGENYA 1/29/2013 5:25PM

    emoticon Water retention is evil.

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Help, I am so depressed

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I am so depressed this morning. I am doing the right things, NOW. But with all the wrong that I have done in the past 6 months, since quitting smoking (or if that caused it, doesn't matter, since I am in this shape now). Anywhooo, I don't know what to do with the feelings I am having. I am just now getting back on track with things. I knew I was unhappy with how I looked and have been wearing alot of sweats to ignore myself. However, I put on jeans and a tshirt today, and I look like sausage poured into sausage casing. Feeling really gross about myself, and I don't know what to do with the feelings. Just gonna cry for a while. Won't give up on the working out; but I sure hope I see a difference in the near future (no I am not looking to lose it all in a week; but a couple of pounds would help).

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VICKI-BISHOP56 1/8/2013 9:53AM

  Sorry to hear you're feeling so down on yourself. It'll get better. Try cutting back on your sodium. You'll see a big change quickly that way. Try to stay under 1800 grams a day. emoticon

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CROWLEY123 1/8/2013 8:54AM

    All of these are great ideas, and they will help a lot if you are just down in the dumps a little due to stress, or anxiety of your current weight. But if you are truly depressed, you need to seek professional help - depression does not go away by itself.
Good Luck - take care - and get help if you need it.

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SAMMIHAT45 1/8/2013 8:03AM


Don't spend too much time being depressed. I've been there and it will feed on itself if you don't fix it. Think of something you love to do and do it. Play happy music and sing along. Call a friend and talk it out. Go for a walk inside or outside. Walking is good for getting rid of stress.

It is going to take time to get where you want to go --- if what you are doing isn't working change it up a bit.

Surround yourself with happy people. Count your Blessings. Make small goals instead of big ones. You can do it. You are in control.

Have a wonderful day. Smile, laugh and find some joy in your day.

Blessings, Sammi

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HAPPY_FAUNA 1/8/2013 6:59AM

    1) Look through SparkPeople success stories for motivation. There are people out there who have been 300+ pounds and made their weight-loss dreams come true.

2) Once you get motivation (from the success stories, or whatever), get to action IMMEDIATELY! Don't get stuck in the wishing phase! Go work-out!

3) You'll be in a better mood after working out. Talk to yourself in your head. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself, "Things will change". "Don't give up." "I'm wasting time being down on myself."

4) Have a healthy snack and tackle the rest of the day. :)

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Why do I really want to lose weight

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I want to lose weight to be comfortable in my own skin. I want to beat the odds in my family, of gaining weight and the health problems associated with it as you get older. I want to be fit enough to watch my grandchildren, since my son expects me to do this on a regular basis. I want to enjoy the time I have with them, not be so tired I just want them to go home. I want to be able to keep up with them to some degree, and be able to play with them. Also, would love to feel better about my body, so I would feel sexier for my husband!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 1/5/2013 8:18PM

    All of those are GREAT reasons. emoticon emoticon

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Optimism and Obsession

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Well I have been trying a different website to lose weight, and so far no luck. That doesn't mean that I am giving up, or that I had ever completely written Sparkpeople off. I had continued to log in every few days; but not enter my food, or do much of anything else. I really believe that I am better off doing Sparkpeople, as the other site is a little bit to hard on a person. It has led me to be a bit obsessed about every bite of everything that I eat. Which, while in and of itself is not a bad thing, it grades you on everything you eat. I tended to do well on the grades; but I was giving up what I know is nutrious food to get those grades. I was not being optimistic, I was being obsessed with grades and getting in under 1200 calories a day. The worst part was that I actually gained 1.5 pounds in 4 weeks, booo!!!! So instead of being obsessed, I chose to be optimistic about my weight loss and what I know is nutrious, and continue on with Sparkpeople to what I know will be a successful end.

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TINIERTINA 10/27/2012 10:21AM

    As a Community Team member, now this will be my second go-round-- in the course of trying to set an example, I get obsessed with mongering SparkPoints ...

I know that obsession is not healthy ... maybe necessary in the beginning ... a lifetime of studying weight management intensively (though not really able to apply anything without obsession) has taught me that ..

baby steps to break on through ..

I know you can do it!

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MSGO72 10/27/2012 9:54AM

  I hope you find the balance and success you seek.

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LADYPIPPIE 10/27/2012 8:31AM

    I even find myself getting obsessed here on SparkPeople. It seems I go from one extreme to another.

Wishing you success.

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Losing Weight While Quitting Smoking

Friday, July 13, 2012

Well the time has come that I have to blog. I am on day 5 of quitting smoking. On Day 3, I hear the discouraging news that the average person gains 11 pounds within a year of quitting. I am not going to be in that group. I am determined I am not. However, I am equally determinted not to smoke anymore. Don't think I want to go through the withdrawls again. I haven't actually measured my food this week or done much physical activity. I need some encouragement in that area. Haven't had an appitite, and all I want to do is sleep. I think I am trying to sleep through the anxiety and withdrawls. Can't do that now, because the grandchldren are here for the weekend, and I have to help out around the house, Must get involved, could sure use some encouragement!!!! Thanks

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PATTISWIMMER 11/6/2012 9:58PM

    . It will get easier ! emoticon

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68ANNE 7/15/2012 4:16PM

    When I quit smoking,
my doctor told me that your metabolism slows down
and that is why people gain weight.
Aha, that's why models smoke to stay thin.....
You have to get moving to not gain.
Strength training keeps your muscles,
which keeps metabolism high and cardio,
same thing.
Anything else won't work.........,
believe me, I know.
I'm still not smoking and it's been 6 years and with no cravings.


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MINT88 7/13/2012 2:56AM

    Congrats on your decision to quit smoking. It will get easier ! emoticon

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