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Ain't love grand?

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Well folks you made my day. All the encouragement, wise advice, just seeing all the love caring people have for each other made me feel like I can do anything. It does not matter how many times we start over as long as we do not give up. I had lost 130 pounds a few years ago and then proceeded to put it back on. Now I have 200 pounds to lose. It is amazing what we can do to ourselves, isn't it? Well I will never give up if I do I know I will just get bigger and bigger and you know your body can only stand so much and then it will die. I want to live and I want to lose this weight and encourage others to do the same. I know it will take at least two years but so what I have to live and I might as well be doing something healthy.
my husband and I went shopping today and lunch time came around and we went to an Asian restaurant. We ate soup and vegetables. I was real proud of us usually we eat a couple of plates full and leave so full we are sick. I forgot about the salt. I don't know why they have to put so much salt on their food. I guess we will have to start taking some food with us in a thermos. When we lost all that weight a while back I would put spaghetti or beans and rice , stir fry whatever in a thermos and we enjoyed that. But we love to eat out too. Someday you don't want to go through all the hassle getting ready to go somewhere. You want to just put your clothes on and go. Oh well I have rambled enough. Thanks again for being there.

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EJHEINRICH1 4/2/2011 10:54PM

    You can do it I know you can!

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HEALINGHANDS615 4/2/2011 10:11PM

    Love is grand and I'm glad to hear you love yourself enough to take better care of that skin your in. Good luck, enjoy the journey!

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    Great choices for lunch. Isn't it great to have the SP team to help you over the rough patches?

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Friday, April 01, 2011

I am really scared about my weight. I did not sleep very much last night from tossing and turning all night. My side would go to sleep and I would turn over, that side would go to sleep and I would have to turn over. I snored so loud that when I would go to sleep I would wake myself up. I woke up this morning realizing I was crushing my insides. I'm having headaches, neck and shoulder aches. When I walk very far the hips, knees and heart hurts from the strain. You would wonder why I keep losing the same weight over and over. I know I am killing my self with of all things a fork. My husband has gained 50 pounds and he is suffering also. We both decided to weight this morning and be truthful with what we weight. It was so hard for me to admit I weight 340 pounds. Its not like he did not guess I am morbid obese. You know love is blind but hey get real. I weighted 150 pounds when we got married so I'm sure not the same woman. I am just venting a little this evening. I know what I have to do and I know Spark and Spark friends will help me any way I need it. This is the first day of eating healthy to a better life.

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SUCCESSIN2011 4/1/2011 8:26PM

    Congratulations on taking the first steps to a healthy lifestyle.

Good luck !

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    Congratulations on putting your health at the top of your "To Do" list. You can do it! As you make your way around the SparkPeople site, when you find a blog or SparkPage of someone who's been successful at it, add them as a Friend. That way, you have reinforcement that people have successfully done what seems really hard at first.


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VELVETKAT 4/1/2011 5:24PM

    Getting back to SparkPeople is the best thing to help you on your journey and yes it's gonna be a long journey but if you make small goals it will help you greatly. Reward you self when you reach each goal but don't reward yourself with a food reward like a dinner out. I know my first instinct would have been to do that but we have to change our mindset off of food.. Maybe a movie night out or rent a favorite video night.
Hopefully your husband will support you thru it all and be understanding in the rough times.! emoticon If you are doing it together it is even better!! Good luck and remember we are here for support and motivation!
emoticon Today is the first day of the rest of your life. How will you choose to live it?

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NLS2013 4/1/2011 3:43PM

    You are taking important first steps! Keep at it! You can do this! emoticon emoticon

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IAM_HIS2 4/1/2011 3:37PM

    Dollie 6, the first step is being honest about your weight. That is awesome you can also put it on your sparkpage!! I know you can do it. I also know everyone on the natural health using herbs, supplements & vitamins are here to help you in any are our way to a new body.

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SNUGGLY4U 4/1/2011 2:26PM

    *HUGS* I wish you all the strength and determination in the world. If I could I would also wish you a magic fairy that could poof the pounds away, but since I can't I'll stick to the wishing for strength, determination, and also CHEAP VEGGIES whenever you go to the store! *HUGS AGAIN*

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TWISSY12 4/1/2011 2:24PM

    you can do it! we're all here for you and if you need any help and support you defintly came to the right place.

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4KIDS_4ME 4/1/2011 2:22PM

    You can do it! It won't be all sunshine and rainbows but you've taken the first step to the new, fitter, better feeling you!

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Whey protein

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Does anyone have any experience with this. The doctor put my mother-in-law on whey to build her up. I started drinking it yesterday after I did my weight lifting. It seemed to help me recover faster. I rode my recumbent bike today and did some wall pushups and I was trembling real bad and I drank my vanilla whey protein, added a cup of strawberries to it, and in just a little while I stopped trembling. I know it will take me a while to get back to doing all my exercises and lose the 35 pounds I gained. It will take a couple of weeks to get back on track and I hope the Whey helps.

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SNUGGLY4U 4/1/2011 2:30PM

    I used to use Whey all the time in smoothies, shakes, etc. I don't weight train, but it does help stabalize my blood sugar levels.

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CBEVNOW 3/12/2011 6:43PM

    I to use this sometimes, but only a certain kind. I have put banana, peanut butter, flax meal. Strawberry's, wheat germ, what ever you want. I buy Dr. Mercola, he has a web site. Using your Almond milk is good also. I like the chocolate Whey and the Chocolate Almond milk. I buy the Almond milk with out the soy.

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ROSES4UN4ME 3/12/2011 6:11PM

    DO YOU LOSE WEIGHT ON THIS???? AND DOES it give you energy??? emoticon


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DANCINCAJUN1 3/12/2011 4:55PM

    We use the whey powder in our smoothie every morning -- use diet blueberry juice (he also uses cherry and grape and pineapple) add a banana (we freeze them so smoothie is thicker) - then he adds all our grains (flaxseed, hemp, etc -) and he opens up omega 3 capsules and puts the oil in the shake -- My husband was in an accident and has a lot of pain ... this combo drink every morning has helped him regain some strength and stability that he had lost .... he depends on a cane to walk, but he does feel a lot better as medications were making him feel so bad ... his cholesterol also dropped down to 160 to 180 at all his blood tests ...

I would suggest it to anyone ... it is a lot of protein and we all need it. He likes the chocolate whey powder.

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green drink

Friday, March 11, 2011

I am so proud I had a green drink for breakfast: 1 cup carrot juice, 1 frozen banana, hand full of Kale and a hand full of spinach, 1/2 c oatmeal, blend and drink
For lunch I had a green drink: 1 cup of vanilla Almond milk, 1 organic banana, 1 cup of blueberries, handful of kale and a hand full of spinach, blend and drink.
I did my weight lifting for about 20 minutes. I drank a glass of whey protein with water.
I have been walking a lot today also.
I will have spaghetti for supper and maybe an apple for snack.
I am proud I have stopped talking about what I'm going to do and how much weight I am going to lose and am doing something about it. No if, ands or buts about it. Its my year.


made it

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My husband went out of town yesterday and will be gone a couple of days. That is usually when I binge. Last night out of the blue I started wanting ice cream. I thought I'll go get just one bar out of the freezer, it won't put me over my calories too bad. No, I thought you know you will end up eating two or three bars. Well I could fix me a small bowl of ice cream put a few nuts and a little chocolate on it. No, it will just get me crazed wanting more sweets.
I went and got two crackers, two tablespoons of hummus, and a marshmallow. I fixed two cups of green tea and finally settled down. I knew I wanted to weigh this morning and I know what kind of damage I can do on a binge. I weighed this morning and had lost five more pounds. Thank the Lord I did not lose control. I think I will try to space my food out where I can have a few snacks like the hummus, nuts, yogurt later on where I will not think of sweets.
I eat fruit for the sugar but I have to watch that, it is like I get a certain amount of sugar and I lose my way and binge. I want this to bad to mess up and start binging again.
I talked to my husband this morning and was telling him about my wanting ice cream and I heard him kind of laugh, it hit me he had went and got ice cream from Sonic. He laughed and said the men all went and got butterfinger blizzards from Sonic. I guess when you have been married 38 years you pick up on each other. I told him that's what it was, it was his fault.
We laughed and he said he was proud of me keeping in control. I asked him to try and eat a little healthy tonight where I would pick up on something good for me not a bad craving. He said he would. emoticonno, no

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    Good job, classmate!

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RANGERRUNNER 7/14/2010 5:19PM

    Good for you! My husband and I are that way too! Unfortunately he is very slender and I am not!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 7/14/2010 1:41PM

    Nice job Sweetie, really takes control to do the right things emoticon

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MS.ELENI 7/14/2010 11:39AM

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PEGGIET 7/14/2010 11:31AM

    Wow! We both had a close call didn't we! Thanks for letting me know to check your blog, and for commenting on my blog too! Congratulations on winning the battle and on the weight loss! That's awsome!!

Oh, and that thing about your hubby having ice cream? I'm betting that my hubby was having a chocolate bar at the airport! I'll be sure to ask him when he gets home in a few hours!!

We're winning!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 7/14/2010 11:22AM

    Good for you! You really made me smile too!
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