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Friday, May 24, 2013

I just put on a sweatshirt that used to be to tight. It is a little baggy! I haven't been able to weigh myself since April 29th so I don't know if I have lost any more weight, but I have been breathing better and I have been able to do a lot more active stuff and have been feeling great! I was starting to get upset that I don't know how much I weigh but I guess I should just be happy that I feel so good now. emoticon

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NIXIEWILLOW 5/25/2013 4:57AM

    Brilliant!!! Well done! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/25/2013 12:59AM


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STEVEN2GO2 5/25/2013 12:51AM

    You are doing so well without having to concern yourself with a number on a scale. Keep up the great work and when you finally get a chance to hop onto a scale I bet you will be very content with your progress!

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CHRISGORGME 5/25/2013 12:04AM

    It is an amazing feeling, enjoy it!
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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/24/2013 11:52PM

    Often enough it's more important to pay attention to the non-scale victories (how you feel, how your clothes fit, exercise successes, etc) than to see what the lying scale says. Be proud of the NSV you're having!

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JOHGLO2011 5/24/2013 10:49PM

    Wonderful! Actually it might be a good thing to stay away from the scale for awhile and just concentrate on doing those things you need to for a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes getting on those scales can do more harm than good. Best Wishes to you!

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TXPATRIOT 5/24/2013 10:39PM

    That's emoticon!

Keep up the great work!

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IMREITE 5/24/2013 10:22PM

    That is part of why i want to lose weight. so my clothes fit better and i have more energy

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/24/2013 10:07PM

    Congrats on the NSV!! Keep up the good work!!

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DALID414 5/24/2013 10:05PM

    Yes, don't let the emoticon decide how good you should feel. Just feel it! emoticon

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FITWITHIN 5/24/2013 10:05PM

    Great job! Keep up the great work!

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My Son's Rebelling

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Well I must be doing something right and something wrong. My son wanted to run away yesterday. He said that he was tired of me telling him that he couldn't eat whatever he wanted to.
He is used to me letting him do and eat eat what ever he wants. Anyway he got on his bike and took off! When he rides his bike he usually just rides around the block, but the neighbor said that he took off and hadn't seen him come back around. my daughter and I started looking for him and finally found him. I didn't think he would get that upset over food.
I am not trying to put him on a diet, but I have been noticing lately that he expects to get a candy bar, soda and chips everyday after school I have been telling him that he can pick out 1 of those each day. Since I cut it back, he has been getting home and eating until bed I am not sure how to get him used to a healthier diet. I am going to keep working at it though.

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DALID414 5/12/2013 1:14AM

    A green apple with peanut butter tastes just like a chocolate bar.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/11/2013 11:07PM

    Perhaps you could try making homemade chips, homemade trail mix bars, and buying small cans/bottles of soda where he gets 1 of those then can have flavored water (something like crystal light or dropping some fruit into a glass of cold water). When you make similar items at home - with his help - he may be more willing to eat healthier versions of the snacks he loves. By having him help, he's invested in what he's eating and usually that helps kids be more willing to try new foods. By opening him up to healthier options it will get his taste buds more used to healthier, non-over-flavored foods, which may help lead him into eating healthier in other aspects.

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SLIMMERKIWI 5/11/2013 7:13PM

    Just like it is recommended to SP members, BABY STEPS! Just make the changes so gradual that he won't notice. If you buy normal sized candy bars, buy those bite-sized ones, and give him one of those. Increase fruit and veges. If he doesn't like them, sneak them into gravies, puree soups, make casseroles with the veges chopped small or pureed Make sure that the children get plenty of protein and calcium for their growing bodies. If you bake, make some cookies that have fruit/veges in them. Use pureed apple to reduce oil and processed sugar. Try herbs and spices, but if they aren't used to them, start gradually with just a hint.

Allow your children to be part of the meal preparation. Allow them a 'night a week' where they can choose and then they help you with the healthier version. Odds are, if they have helped with it, and can claim that "they cooked it" then they will eat it. Gently steer them toward a healthy dessert. In time they will get used to it and forget about their regular sugar hits.


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SWIMLOVER 5/11/2013 2:25PM

  All you can do is keep on trying. Look at a positive when he got mad and left, he rode his bike. He is getting in some exercising and not realizing it!!!

Please HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! emoticon

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JACQUELINED76 5/11/2013 12:30PM

    Keep going, hopefully it will get easier, I have to try and clean up my kids diets too, I can imagine how hard it is going to be. emoticon

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

When I used sit on my butt stuffing my face with Oreos , I wasn't such a clean everyday type of woman, let alone care if the walls were scrubbed. Now that I am getting healthier I can breath better, I find myself cleaning now for hours on end. I started cleaning the mirror in the bathroom and ended up wiping all the doorways and molding in the hall. that was such a good workout I got 45 extra min and my back is still sweating! I feel terrific, my arms are little sore though. Wow, what an awesome workout! emoticon

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NIXIEWILLOW 5/10/2013 5:56AM

    Brilliant! Now your house is clean, you have had an excellent workout and your mind will feel freer and clearer. emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 5/9/2013 10:39PM

    Bleh, I've never liked Oreos, I'm a chocolate chip kinda girl emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/9/2013 6:23PM

    Active cleaning (not sitting and reading paperwork to sort it but scrubbing, vacuuming, and moving stuff) is a great workout - which makes it easy to not realize how much you're actually doing. Keep it up but take a day off from the really hard cleaning now and again to let your body rest - just like any workout.

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  Cleaning house is such a great work out and many people don't realize this until they do it with gusto and energy and really deep clean from top to bottom and inside out. emoticon

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What I'v been thinking today is...

Friday, May 03, 2013

Well what I'v been thinking today is ... what are the really important things that I want my kids to remember about me when I am gone? I know for sure that I want my 14 year old daughter, Luna, to remember me as a kind, understanding mother that is always there to talk to about ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING I want her to know that no matter how big or small something is in her life, how happy or sad, I am hear to listen and help if I can. I could go on in more detail but, I will save that for my journal. I just know that what my kids will remember is not about how fat I was but what a kind and supportive mother I was.

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KRISSYDUNN 5/4/2013 9:44PM

    This is a good goal, and I suspect your daughter already thinks of you as a warm loving mother. Please reread what ISTATEOFDENIAL wrote, it is really god advice! emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/3/2013 4:20PM

    Ask yourself what you can do to help her think of you that way? How you look often fades from memory, especially when overpowered by what you do. When you're there for her, being positive and supportive, loving her as great as only her mother can, then that means more than how you look. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be healthy - the healthier you are the better chance you'll be around much longer for your daughter! You can have many more years to be there for her and be a great influence to help her be healthy as well.

She's old enough to help you too. Ask for her support, perhaps even ask her to exercise with you once in a while and cook some healthy meals with you. This will show her how much she means to you and help her learn that being healthy is important and fun! The memories you make together will live with her forever.

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JOHGLO2011 5/3/2013 2:27PM

    The most important things in our lives is our families! Best Wishes to you and your daughter!

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CHIHUAHUAMOM2 5/3/2013 2:24PM

  Oh my goodness! Why are you thinking this way?

How do you remember your mom? My mom was loving & caring for a lot of years. When she had her first mini stroke, she changed. She got really angry with me. But I still love her. Even when she was at her worst.

I am sure your children know that you love them.....hug them every day and tell them often. It should not matter what size we are.....


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GRAMMAOF16 5/3/2013 2:20PM

    Beautiful goal to strive can do it!

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getting started

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I started out wanted to lose weight to look better and to feel better about myself. Lately I have been realizing that I want to be healthier for my family and for myself and if that means that I lose weight along the way, well then that is just an added bonus. But my ultimate goal is to feel better about myself and to accept me for me! emoticon emoticon

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BIZZ27 5/1/2013 8:41PM

    I will tell you, you've just accomplished the first HUGE milestone!!! It took me 3 years on sparkpeople to realize that weight gain was just the side effect of poor health decisions! I am so much happier with my body now that I understand that I am getting healthier and that the number on the scale doesn't matter anymore.

Trust me, once you realize that losing the weight never was focus #1, everything will fall into place very quickly. There's got to be a great understanding between what you want and what your body actually needs... There's a great way to have balance in there. I'm glad you joined our wonderful family! Feel free to add all the friends I have on my page, they are all wonderful people in different stages and all have great tips and encouragement. I will be here to support you throughout your life changes, and thank you again for the great message!


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