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Still Trying to Start Gaining Momentum

Monday, July 14, 2014

I'm really struggling. I have not done anything productive with my health. I work, sleep, eat, and go back to work again. I don't have energy to do anything, and when I do, I don't see any progress.

What can I do? Where can I get the proper support to keep me on track?

I know what to do...

I've done it before...

Why can't I do it again????

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MIRAGE727 7/14/2014 11:32AM

    The best way to approach this is to start breaking into a healthy lifestyle. You say you want to avoid health issues in the future. Have you had a checkup lately? This way you 'll have a baseline of where you are and where you want to go. You've been there and know what went good. Embrace that and start thinking in that way again.
Motivation? Long life with your husband? Future family? I did it for my wife and Granddaughter. But I was killing myself. I had Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol.I also got tired of people saying I carried my weight well. Yeah, I've been at rock bottom.
So, you know it takes time BUT you also know it's so worth it. You're lucky because your young. You have a lot to look forward to!
Stay strong, stay focused, and never quit!

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EHERATH 7/14/2014 11:26AM

    Thank you! emoticon

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LOSER_ZIMM 7/14/2014 11:20AM

    I have felt the same way...the only way I actually workout is to get up early and do it before I begin my day. Each time the alarm goes off I try to find an excuse to go back to sleep...each time I get up and workout; I feel GREAT afterwards. I don't feel tired like I did when I first woke up! I know what to do, what to eat and it's just making the effort! JUST DO IT (sorry to quote Nike), but that is what you have to do! Hoping you can find some inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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Why is it so much harder this time?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I'm facing a dilemma.

When I first started Sparkpeople nearly 3 years ago, the weight just fell off. This time around, after I gained back all of my weight lost and THEN some, I'm easily discouraged at not seeing the scale move. Yes, I know weight loss is more than a number, yada yada yada, but if I don't lose weight, my doctor is going to yell at me again.

I'm 296 lbs as of this morning. Two years ago, I weighed just over 200. I have NEVER been so overweight/obese. When I first started Sparkpeople, I weighed around 260 lbs. Yuck.

Now, I'll admit, my eating habits are WAY out of line. I need to start eating healthy again, but right now I just don't have the motivation or the budget to purchase "good for me" food.

On the bright side, however, since we moved into town, I've been going on almost daily walks which I've been keeping track of on my Digifit app. I'm starting to ease myself back into DVD workouts such as Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. I just started yesterday, and I'm really just trying to pace myself. After all, circuit training is totally different when you weigh 200 lbs and now 296 lbs.

I'm really just looking for the right diet and routine for me again, and I need constant motivation or I'm quickly going to get off track. My health needs to improve. If it doesn't, I'm just holding myself from endless possibilities.

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JTREMBATH 6/11/2014 2:47PM

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TRAVELGO 6/11/2014 2:45PM

  Just be faithful with your tracking of both nutrition and exercise and the weight WILL come off. Don't give up!

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Post Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Well, another Valentine's Day has come and gone. I was gone for work most of the day but came home to some lovely flowers, chocolates, and a homemade dinner. He worked so hard. I definitely married a keeper. Too bad I was so incredibly drained to fully appreciate it all at the time, but we made the best of our short amount of time we had together that night.

In other cholesterol is a tad bit elevated so the doctor is recommending a low fat diet. This is going to be difficult, but I'm doing some research and trying to find recipes that I would actually enjoy. I'm incredibly picky so the more recipes and foods I can find, the better!

I'm also trying to keep track of my blood sugar. The blood test results showed that my levels were a little low--69. Normal range is like 70-99. I bought a little pocket tester and some test strips and I'm going to keep track of it at least once a day. When I was younger, I was keeping track of it a little bit so I'm pretty used to poking my finger or arm with a needle.

I'm still gaining weight for some reason so hopefully a new diet will help. Now that my health is getting serious, I better start listening to my doctor.

Other than that, everything else is fine. Just working a lot and what not. Boring stuff...


January 1st Couple Weigh-In

Friday, January 03, 2014

Elena Ross

Goal Weight: 222 Goal Weight: 200
Weight Loss: -60 Weight Loss: -28.8

January Measurements

Body Fat % 46.20% Body Fat % 19.80%
BMI 46.9 BMI 31.1
Weight 282.2 Weight 228.8
Waist 49.5" Waist 42"
Hips 56.5" Hips 41.5"
Thigh 33.5" Thigh 23"
Upper Arm 19" Upper Arm 13"


Pizza is my Downfall...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ok, so my favorite food is, of course, pizza.

I crave it all the time and I could eat it everyday if I could. It's so crazy, you'd swear I was pregnant (I'm not).

Does anyone have any tips to help with these cravings?

I've tried Lean Pockets, Lean Cuisine Pizzas, Smart Ones Pizza Bites, but I always end up binging on them, and I'm getting sick of it because I know it's bad but I can't seem to hold myself back.

I'm not a veggie pizza kind of person, so would just plain old cheese pizza be better for me?


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SMCBR0031 1/3/2014 7:00PM

    So, I realize this blog was posted a while back, but it called to me, so I thought I'd leave a comment. You may have already found your own solution to this, but I thought I'd share what has worked for me (my weakness being chocolate though)

First though, hang in there!

I have a similar problem with chocolate. I LOVE it! I feel like I HAVE to have it every night. I want it all the time, if it comes between air and chocolate, I may have to take some time to think about it, that's how much I love it. So, I started to make other healthy choices, and just try to make my current choice as healthy as possible. For example, instead of plain M&Ms and peanut butter M&Ms (my biggest weakness), I switched to Dove dark chocolate. A little healthier, a little bit less in calories, and a lot easier to control the portions. After a couple of months of this, I am finally ready to begin accepting that I don't need it EVERY day. So, I set a goal to not have it one day a week. That's right, just one day I will not eat chocolate. Hopefully, soon, I'll be ready to make it two days a week. So maybe, you could try something similar. Try to find the healthiest option with pizza (or limit yourself to so many calories of pizza) and just keep letting yourself have pizza, until you are ready to say "No, I don't need it all the time, two days a week or one day or once every other week is enough".

Anyways, I hope that helps a little. Keep up the good work, and stay strong!!

Spark on,

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FERRETLOVER1 11/20/2013 6:24AM

    The best way to handle this craving is to only eat pizza at a restaurant and only with friends so you can share it. That way, you won't have the pizza calling to you from the freezer. Another thing to do is limit your pizza eating to only once a week (or less often as the craving diminishes!).


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CRAZYGRAD 11/19/2013 10:36PM

    Do you like salad? The way I make this work is that I eat a nice size salad. Then when I'm done with this salad and only then I can have one slice of pizza. In the end I had that slice of what I was craving in a proper portion. Oh... and I know me, I can't have left over pizza in the house or I'll eat it for breakfast. I swear I like it more the next morning than right away hot.

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STUDLEEJOE 11/19/2013 9:37PM

    emoticon Yes plain pizza would be better then a supreme pizza. Keep on sparking. emoticon

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