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I'm back

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hi, guys! Sorry that I've been away for a while. I've been in school. Although I've been taking classes online, it is tough. I am doing great with it though. This is my third semester. I took summer off. I am doing great with my weight loss too!. As you can see by my ticker, I have lost an amazing 47 lbs!. I am getting compliments left and right. That is motivating me to continue. I am fitting into clothes I have never worn before. I just bought them in hopes of getting into them. Some are too big now. I have a problem, but it is a good problem. I have to give away the clothes I like now. I've only worn some a few times, because they are getting too big. I now need to buy clothes that fit and look decent on me. Everyone tells me I am just glowing. I have been walking on 2 of my 15 minute breaks at work 5 days a week. I also walk 2-3 times a week at the local track after work. I do strength training at home 2-3 times a week as well. I watch the portions I eat and try to drink water in the morning and in the evening; also throughout the day. You don't need a special diet, unless you want to. I am diabetic. When I recently had my annual physical, my doctor took me off 1 of my diabetes meds. He was so proud of me that he said he may want me to speak to his diabetes class. I told him I would be glad to. This is the first time in years I have felt so good about the way I look. I want it bad enough this time and I am determined to reach my goal. I now have a nickname. "Skinny." I have a long way to go, but I have come a long way. If I can do it, anyone can.

  
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HUZZAH39 9/25/2013 11:00PM

    Thanks for sharing your encouraging story!

We miss you at "Write His Answer"! If you get some time stop by and jump on into the threads!

Blessings, Christine

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 9/23/2013 11:32AM

    That's wonderful and so exciting!!! emoticon emoticon

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Finally getting into the Christmas Spirit...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Getting into the Christmas spirit...Well, I am through with my finals in college and ready to go shopping. I have put everything on hold for school. Now it is time to relax for a while and enjoy the holiday. I was a little disappointed that I didn't make the Dean's list this semester, but considering it is my first time back to school in a lot of years, I think I did pretty good. I was beating myself up for a while, because I overlooked a couple of assignments and that's what brought my grade down. My GPA was 3.48. Can you believe it? Just 2 points away from 3.50 to make the list. Is anyone else going through this? I am too hard on myself sometimes, though. Well I am going to relax for 3 weeks and get back at it. Now that I know what to expect, I know I'll do better. Hope I can be just as vigilant when it comes to losing this weight. I want to look good for graduation in 2 years. I hope everyone is doing well. The holidays is a time when it is hard to stick to eating right, but we can do it with help from support of our friends here at SparkPeople. Please enjoy your families and friends as much as you can. I know I will. I love this time of year. It is getting cold now, here in North Carolina. It has been mild for the last few years in December. Hope we have a white Christmas. I don't mind being out of work for a while. LOL. Well, I need to get ready to go to a Christmas Party tonight. I will talk to everyone later. emoticon emoticon

  
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FSANDERS9 12/15/2012 5:23PM

  Thanks for the encouragement TXMEMAW6. I know He is. That's what keeps me going from day to day. Take care as well. emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 12/15/2012 4:59PM

    Congratulations on making it through the semester, and don't beat yourself up cause you didn't make the Dean's List. I'm sure you will make it next semester. Hope you and your family have a Great Christmas! Remember, Jesus is the Reason for the Season! Keep Him first on your Christmas list! Take care!

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AHH...FALL!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

There are quite a few things going on for me in November. My birthday is November 1st. It's a big one because it will be my last year in my 50's. So I am going to have to come up with a great celebration. It is also the month for my midterm exams at school. I must think of a way to relieve the stress. I have a friend and a brother who's birthdays are this month as well. Then you know there's Thanksgiving. I will try to stay on my weight loss program now that the scale is moving. I also have a wedding to attend this month. Big month for activities. But I will stay motivated and active in spite of my heavy school load and work. WHEW!!!. HAPPY NOVEMBER.

  
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MFTAGGFREEZE 10/8/2012 5:54PM

    Good luck to you.

Hope your busy month brings you the best.

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Getting in some exercise

Sunday, September 09, 2012

It's been tough going since I started back to school, but I am trying to watch my portions and get in my water. I am up late at night studying, so I am a little stressed and sleep deprived. Next week, at work, we are starting walking teams for a community event, so I am on a team. Our steps will count overall toward winning as a group. I plan to walk about 10 minutes on 2 of my breaks. I also plan to walk every morning on my treadmill and do some strength training in the evenings before I hit the books.That should help my stess level, too.

  
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WATERDIAMONDS 9/10/2012 9:16AM

    Best of success to you--it sounds as if you are taking positive steps however you can find a way to do so, and for that I congratulate you.

one day, one moment, one bite and one step at a time... emoticon

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