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Challenge for Sunny Gals

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Main Challenge (30 Points): For this week's challenge look inside yourself and blog. Do three blogs this week on your weight loss. The first one can be about what got you to your highest weight. Because you will never stay healthy if you don't first figure out how you go that way. The second one could be about the challenges you face staying focused during weight loss. The third could be about your journey so far and your plans for your future success. Or whatever you choose to write about but make sure that you examine your feelings about your weight loss over three blogs.

First what got me to my highest weight. I believe this journey began when I was young. My family moved around a lot. I was very close to my dad and my mom. I still idol my dad to this day despite his flaws. My dad has always been critical of weight. and seemingly focuses on it a lot. When I was in high school he would tease me about being overweight.. looking back at pictures I do not feel I was at that time. But it did put a complex on me and I think that over the years it has continued to affect me. I am an emotional eater.... I enjoy eating and like nothing more than to celebrate with a meal or sooth my sadness with a meal. MY parents went through a divorce for many years and I believe I ate my way through that sadness. MY parents never fought and to others they appeared to be the happy couple. Everyone was shocked when I told them that they were going through a divorce. So my eating involves non-healthy foods. Everyonce in a while I will have a spurt of eating healthy... but most often I crave Pizza, and PASTA and I can take a fairly healthy food like sushi and eat such a huge amount of it... that it is unhealthy...

#2- Over the years I have gained and plateaued at a weight... lost some then gained some more. I have trouble sticking with anything even when I have been losing weight. Which I attribute to continued overeating. Currently one of my biggest challenges is putting in enough time for my weight loss and exercise. I know that this is an excuse... but not the days I work I only naturally get about 2500 steps after a 12 hour work day. It is hard to get in what I need and have time to relax. I have to put myself first which has always been a challenge for me. I am a caretaker.... and as a psychologist I am great at taking care of others. I do not want to be someone who doesn't follow through... I want to succeed. There are two-time in my life I was losing weight rapidly. The first was when I found out I was pregnant.... and that went to hell in a hand basket as I needed to eat and gain with the pregnancy. The other was directly after I had my daughter. The weight loss was a necessity and I did very well.... exercising daily... while studying for my licensing exam. I linked my study time into my exercising... So I got both in. I walked on the treadmill. Then I got sabotaged by my father... Unknowningly. I was walking about and hour a day at a 3.5 to a 4.0 on the treadmill... and he commented that it should be faster or at an incline... he pushed and I fell apart.

#3- My journey so far. I feel like I have had to commit and recommit so many times that it has become meaningless. I really want this to be different. This is my time to really focus on myself. I want this and I NEED it. When I look in the mirror.... I don't see myself... I now see a fat person. It used to be that when I looked in the mirror I could see my skinny self... Now I think I see what has become of me. I can't hide it anymore. I need to get health... Not sure which plan is the best. I am reading a couple of books to decide what eating plan is best for me. Carb cycling? That may work.... I need to pick one so I can start focusing on the biggest problem area... food choices.... I know I do not pick the healthiest foods to eat... yet I want and expect to lose weight.. HELLO CORRIN... THAT WONT WORK. You have to choose healthy and eat healthy portions to lose weight. I want this ... I know I can make it happen.

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AMBER281 2/1/2014 12:20AM

    You can do it!!

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REENSKI 1/22/2014 10:16AM

    You can do it Corrin!

Comments my mother makes (even now) always throw me off too.3.5 to 4.0 on the treadmill is great-keep at it, at your own pace, doing the best you can. You will get there. You will make it happen.

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UNICORN212 1/11/2014 12:42PM

    I had a light bulb moment while reading your blog. When I was young, my dad and sister both fought with their weight (and my mom, too, to a lesser extent). I don't think I hit 100 pounds until I was 14. But I remember my dad complaining about not being a rabbit - he was tired of all the salads my mom was pushing on him. That type of environment probably sat in the back of my mind and bubbled to the surface when I became an adult and began the weight struggle. Thank you for giving me some clarity!

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Freggie catch up

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sat 11/23
Brown: potatoes
red: apples
Green: Spinach
Brown: Mushrooms


Sun 11/24
Brown: potatoes
red: apples
Green: Capers
Orange: peppers

Mon 11/25
Red: Tomatoes
Green: capers
Yellow: Lemon
Brown: Mushrooms

Points 5
Tues 1126
red tomatoes
green avacado
brown potatoes
points 4

green beans
Brown potatoes
White onions.
Red apple
5 pts

Thursday- gobble gobble
Orange- sweet potatoes,
Brown - potato
white- cauliflower
red- cranberry

5 pts

red- strawberry
green- spinach and artichoke
white- onion
4 pts.

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/27/2013 8:08AM

    Sounds colourful!

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Monday, May 13, 2013

So I can honestly say... I messed up
I was set in restarting and rebooting.
I was going to restart my spark goals... and I failed.
I did not put the effort in that was needed... and the only one I hurt was myself.
Since I have refused to even get on the scale. I will tomorrow morning and hold myself accountable.
I still want this... I know I need to work it. Get in my exercise... eat healthy... keep at it.

That being said... I am still here... I would not blame my spark friends for giving up on me...but I know that Sunny Gals are forever..... and for that I am thankful


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LADYSHERRY 9/27/2013 4:40PM

    I'm one of the Done Girls in support of you. You hold on and you can get past this

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SGTSUNNY 7/2/2013 12:04AM

    Hope you are back on track! Hang in there we all have bad times. Just jump back in, start over, what ever it takes! Hugs

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AMBER281 5/30/2013 10:30AM

    Sunny Gals are forever!!
If there is anything I can do to help you reach your goals please let me know!

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TMARIAANN 5/13/2013 9:19PM

    Sunny Gals are forever, and if we gave up on everybody that fell off track every now and then, there wouldn't been any Sunny Gals left LOL

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FIREFLY4407 5/13/2013 9:15PM

    Just keep moving forward one step at a time - I know you can do it!!

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UNICORN212 5/13/2013 3:40PM

    LOL - If we gave up on you, we would have to give up on ourselves, too - I think we have all hit that wall at some point! At least we can always learn from our mistakes and move forward again!.

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RYDERB 5/13/2013 12:24PM

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LOPEYP 5/13/2013 11:56AM

    Tomorrow's another day. Don't give up!
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JENSTRESS 5/13/2013 11:35AM

    I had a bad weekend too. Every day is a new day. You can do it!

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POOKASLUAGH 5/13/2013 11:15AM

    We ALL go through this - none of us are giving up on you!

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    That's ok. there are always lessons to be learned!!!!!!! You'll do great honey. I'm here for you

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

So this eek add part of the falling for fitness challenge I used a detox tea.it tasted great and I love tea. However I s spent a great deal of time in the bathroom. I suppose my system is cleaned out. I do have to say it bad the worst the first day but over the course if the week it was easier to tolerate.I suppose that is because I was cleaned out.

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    I hate the taste of those detox teas! Glad you feel cleaned out though!

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SHELLYKLUX 1/27/2013 11:41AM

    Great job on the challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Note to Self

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Future self,
Wow... you look awesome. Through healthy choices you look and feel GREAT. I can't believe you have been able to loose all of that weight and keep it off. I am so glad that you have learned to look at food differently. You no longer eat to the point of being stuffed. You are mindful and enjoy each and every bite. When you started this journey, veggies were a torture food... now you embrace them and even crave them. You have learned the value in these precious foods packed with nutrition.

So you never did get to the 5k run. But you did learn to love exercise. Now you are exercising more days than not during the week. This path has been bumpy but you have managed to find exercises that you enjoy. Each time you do this you improve your health. You no longer feel heavy and each time you exercise you are giving your body life saving energy. Keep it up.

All of the times you thought about giving up or giving in... you didn't and that is why you are here now. Some weeks it went very slow.... maybe you even gained... but by sticking with it... you are losing weight. You deserve it! YOU WANTED IT!!! YOU NEEDED IT!!! STAY COMMITTED!

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AMBER281 2/13/2013 7:30PM

    Love this!

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    love this!

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RYDERB 1/19/2013 3:48PM


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