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Refocus! Refocus! Refocus!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Today, girlfriend and I went to dinner first and then to collect items and foods to start a 21 day plan. Yes, this time she wants to go for 21 so I confessed from this mouth that I was in for the ride. Here we go again.

Yes, I need support from all of my friends to help me stay focused. There is a great reward in it for me. That's being able to see my excess weight around my stomach disappear. It would be worth it.

Now, I'm off to check in with my usual Spark groups!

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LJCANNON 9/2/2014 12:37AM

    emoticon It won't be "Easy" but having your Girlfriend, Spark Friends, and Spark Teams on the Journey with you makes it A LOT More Fun!!

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PATSYB7 8/31/2014 7:33AM

    Great plan--go for it!

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JIBBIE49 8/31/2014 1:13AM

    I read that the average person stays on a diet for 19 days and then they quit, so do make the 21 days.
I read that most people start a diet on MONDAY and then do fine for five days, but come Sat. and Sun they blow it and eat sugar/starches and then on MONDAY when they weight they have had ZERO success because over the week-end they regained what they had lost, so they say "Oh, that diet doesn't work." Don't let that happen.

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CHARITYAK 8/31/2014 1:11AM

    Goodluck!!!! emoticon

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

What does one do on this journey when it feels as if theraphy is needed to focus for a full day and follow through with a committed plan? Well, maybe blogging, putting feelings before this community, evaluating daily behaviors, and moving forward in spite of setbacks.

For the past few days I've wondered around SP and watched some videos of two very committed young ladies who have really remained focused and are losing weight daily. All of this is so inspiring and one wonders if the moon has to be right or if one must do what one says he or she will do. Yes, sometimes I feel as if distractions makes one a liar.

Today is another day to seek perfection. Yes, I said perfection: staying in my calorie range, eating good foods, exercising, posting, and feeling as if I have not let myself down. I don't know about you all, but sometimes I wonder what is behind this inability to follow through. At one point I decided that when it comes to food that I was a spoiled brat who does what one wants to do and is not accountable to anyone. Do I really need a parent to say, "No, don't eat that?" At this age???????

One of the young ladies on the video today mentioned that she previously ate whatever she wanted whenever she wanted it. Well, I've always been critical of my eating, even if it was after I had consumed a bad food. There are so many times when I questioned my behavior. How could one eat and not think about it until after it was consumed. My answer was when the telephone rang I started talking, went into the kitchen and started snacking quietly while I listen. Yes, I would be completely aware of what was happening, but would continue and then feel disappointed. My solution was to take the telephone outside, walk around the property, and complete my exercise routine.

Yes, I use Sparkpeople as part of my theraphy to keep me on track. Maybe now I'll think of myself as a serious patient in therapy with plans to become freed of the excesses that are not needed to become a healthy individual. Who would have thought that one person would have daily access to so many therapists. Yes
Today, I received some wonderful words of encouragement from someone on SP and I'm so thankful. Today, we're moving forward!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PICTUREME40 11/19/2012 7:48PM

    Being mindful of our eating takes time and practice. It's a life long process. We didn't get into overeating over night so it won't disappear over night. So be mindful but kind when you are talking to yourself. emoticon

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    Roaming and grazing are hard habits to break because you just aren't paying attention to what you're doing. Taking the phone out of the kitchen and walking around are great ideas! Perfection is such high and unattainable bar simply because we are human. You just have to do your very best everyday!

Stay positive because we are all rooting for your success.

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CHYNNA81 11/4/2012 8:54AM

    Spark is a great resource tool.
Don't be too hard on yourself.
Doing your best for yourself is perfection!
Stick with it.


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PHATPAT18 11/4/2012 8:04AM

    Having a great support system can be the best theraphy. We all have insecurities that we need to work through. Find inner strength and you can be successful. You deserve to be like the girls in the videos. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be the best you can be. Do it for you, because you are the one that matters the most.

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JSTETSER 11/4/2012 4:35AM

    SP blogs are a good place to put your feelings and get a response.

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Week 1 Results

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Maybe blogging will help me stay on track, so here it is. It's good to know one can always start over again. This has been an interesting week ending with a lost of one pound.

Last weekend, I listened to a guy on public television talking about health and wellness. He really lit a fire under me. It has made the difference in my being on track this week. Believe it or not, I had another chance to see a repeat of the same show this week, which made it better.

This week hasn't been perfect, as you can tell by the one pound loss. One thing that I did different was eat a lot of salads. The second thing was sticking to two tablespoons of dressing. Another thing was trying to count fat grams as I try to decrease my cholesterol levels.

Hopefully, I can become more focused as the weeks go by. My plans are to make sure and use the nutrition tracker. So, off I go onto week 2.

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 8/16/2011 2:05PM

    WOHOO!! Isn't is great when you find out what works for you!!!
Keep it up!!

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KAYPRIME 8/15/2011 8:37PM

    Even small changes in our old routines helps get us closer to our new goals. Take it one day at a time, one meal at a time. emoticon

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PEGGYMAS1 8/15/2011 9:00AM

    your doing great keep up the good work. Make sure you track your food and exercises that has really helped me along the way.


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MAHEDAGO 8/15/2011 6:38AM

    emoticonsounds like you had a good week....and i'm sure next week will be even better - emoticon

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BUDDY_LOVE 8/14/2011 11:32PM

    Way to go! A good positive outlook is always a plus. Sometimes we find encouragement in the last place we expect it. It sounds like the TV program really hit the spot and was something you needed to keep motivated.

for me, my motivation has come in losing not-so-much weight, but losing inches. It has encouraged me to tighten the reins on my low sodium diet so instead of having 2 or 3 days where I didn't stick to it, this past week I only had 1 day. and this coming week, I plan to have 7 days straight of eating low sodium.

good Luck to both of us!

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Time to Take Charge!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

After the last doctor's visit, the time has come to cowgirl up and silence the child voice inside. It's time to allow the adult an apportunity to take charge. Exactly three months to clean up my act. At that time the blood will be drawn and I need all of my numbers to be in the correct range. That means good nutrition!
Two weeks ago I had a heart catherization which required no stents, I'm excited to do this. It's another opportunity to get things right. I just need to stick with my plan and go for it!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/11/2011 6:14AM

    It my not always be easy but emoticon

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BEEJAY49 8/8/2011 3:20AM

    You will be able to do this! I'm behind you and I sure can kick if you even think about giving up. Hehe! I know you won't try that anyway. Hugs!

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MAUITN 8/7/2011 11:33PM

    You can do anything you set your head and your heart on.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/7/2011 10:34PM

Ok, it's not easy. But. You can grasp onto this challenge and ENJOY it. I'm cheering for you!!!

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A Better Day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I was told by one of my doctors a couple of years ago that I needed to lose weight. During each visit my weight is brought to my attention.
During my prayer time, I realized how disobedient I've been. This thought came to me; If I was hospitalized and told that I couldn't have any salt. I wouldn't get any! If I was to maintain a 1200 calorie diet. That would be it for the day! I also realized that I pay the doctors for their advice and I need to take it seriously instead as routine.
So, yesterday was a wonderful day of staying focused. It feels so good when one is in control of one's body and actions!

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MAUITN 8/7/2011 11:34PM

    When you cut out the salt, you begin to taste the food much more. Everything tastes better.

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JOURNEY2DESTINY 9/26/2010 9:10PM

    If we pay them to tell us the 'naked truth' we may as well, do what they say. My principal's aunt told us that once she turned 50, she started working for the doctors, so we better take care of ourselves.

Thats the Spirit (Holy that is)!When the Lord gives you a revelation about yourself, it always makes you feel like you are a kid with your dad...(awww mannn! Come on right Lord...SHOOT!...aww come on God, do I really need to give it up? Come onnnn.....Okay then)LOL

Keep Sparkin'

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SLIMTHICK2 9/21/2010 5:01PM

    I've read your blog,you are so right. I'd also like to thank you for commenting on my blog and for the concern you've shown. emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/21/2010 5:01:20 PM

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D710DANCE 9/21/2010 3:50PM

    I love it...and I'm right there with you. We will get there Sis!!!


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SHERRY666 9/21/2010 2:35PM

    Way to go....... Keep moving forward.... emoticon

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NEVERGETNAKED 9/21/2010 12:59PM

    Good for you! It DOES feel good when you know you're doing the right thing!

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