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Saturday, March 15, 2014

so i have to admit that i gave up last week. i gave up because i stepped on the scale and i had gained five pounds. i know it sounds silly, but i felt really depressed over it. i went to the doctor and their scale even said it, but when the nurse wrote down my weight the put me down as 15 lbs lighter. it was like the universe was trying to cheer me up. my doc put me on new meds and i started feeling better. then a i started my monthly cycle and it became clear to me, i only gained five pounds because i was about to start my period. i had to remember, the weight was probably because of water retention. im so silly for getting up set because of that. now i am back to exercising and feeling great.....i did coach nichole's total body challenge from the 28 day boot camp......and now my body hate me lol

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DEB62BIE62 3/15/2014 8:46PM

    It happens. I get frustrated at gaining a pound these days mainly cause I can't seem to lose the extra 5. However, emoticon

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    I feel like as women we take on a lot of ever changing variables. It can make weighing-in frustrating. It would be nice to step on the scale and have it tell you that it's only water weight.

Wishing you continued success!!!

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    That's great that you realized that it was water retention. emoticon

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So i was at a wedding this weekend

Thursday, March 06, 2014

so this past weekend my best friend since high school got married. i was a bridesmaid and my two older kids were in the wedding, my son the ring barrier and my daughter a flower girl. so why am i blogging about it? who cares people say. well let me tell you.....my best friend went to culinary school, graduated and is now working in a hospital cafeteria. she says she has not time to exercise or eat right. which maybe i am a bad person but i see it as you always have time, its just a matter of making it. she told me she just didnt see how i lost 20 lbs since the last time she saw me, since i have more of a busy life, then she does. i explained to her what spark people was, that it isnt a diet, its a life change. she told me she needed to go a diet bad. i told her not to go on a diet, which some of her friends gave me a dirty look when i said this. i told her, its a life change, not a diet. diets you tend to fall back and gain weight again. i asked her, what do you think happens when your done with your diet and you go back to eating what you want again? she looked at me baffled and she said she didnt know.......so i answered her very seriously. you gain weight again, and sometimes you gain it back ten fold. my best friends sister is a physical therapist looked at her shaking her head agreeing with me, told her if she really wanted to loose weight she has to start small. we both told her that the weight just appear over night, it takes time when you do it right. all she did was roll her eyes.
well while she bough her dress 6 months ago, and put it on, on saturday. she could barely fit into it, her back fat rolled over her dress, and she have 2 different spanks on and a a corsette she still couldnt hardly fit into it. i felt bad for her, and i felt guilty that my dress was too big on me. i feel like a bad person for it, but i know its not my fault. i just wish she would listen to her sister and myself

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DEB62BIE62 3/7/2014 9:18AM

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    Never feel guilty for positive accomplishments. You did well, both for yourself and to try to convince your friend to change her lifestyle. Kudos for you!

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EVIE4NOW 3/6/2014 12:13PM

  When she sees the wedding pictures it could be her "aha" moment. All you can do is support her in her endeavors.

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why i joined spark people?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

i joined spark to to change my life. not just what i ate, not just loose weight, but i needed to life change. i know some people go through life changes and get rid of friends and certain family. but mine had to do with myself. i joined the army in 2006 and i was fit and healthy, in 2008 i had my son and i was depressed, for several different reasons, and to the army i had gotten fat, even though i had just had my son i was brutally poked fun at constantly because of my weight. the more my "battle buddies" made fun of me the more depressed i got and the more i ate. by the time i was getting out of the army in 2012 i had two more children and was almost 260 lbs. after i got out, my life didnt get much better. my husband and i got a divorce for various reasons that i dont want to talk about, but no my weight was not one of them. toward the end of december of 2013 i was 280 lbs and put into the hospital because i had chest pains and i had passed out. come to find out i had a t.i.a which is a small stroke. after i got out of the hospital i decided i needed a change. i finally took a long hard look at myself in the mirror and i didnt like what i saw. i didnt like that i never went outside to play with my kids, that i never did anything that wasnt absolutely necessary to get off the couch. now i have been exercising almost every day, and walking everyday, i am eating healthier and eating under 2000 grams of sodium a day. i am now below 260 and i am starting to feel great

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LACEYKYLE 2/28/2014 9:06PM

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 2/26/2014 1:23PM

    You have made a serious health situation so much better just by losing 20 pounds. Each pound off is a step closer to good health and long life with those beautiful children. I'm so happy you are here. Keep the good attitude and the desire strong. We are here for you!

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DNJEN471 2/25/2014 11:37PM

    Congrats on your loss! That's awesome ! Thanks for sharing your story!!

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IGNITEME101 2/25/2014 10:34PM

    I'm thrilled that you have found us! WooHoo!!

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SETAGOAL1 2/25/2014 7:19PM

    'Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that matters!' emoticon

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    Congratulations on your hard work and success!!! Well done!!!
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KSWENSON8 2/25/2014 6:08PM

    Set small achievable goals and you will be well on your way to success!! You can do it. Life is hard, but you can conquer anything with the right attitude and outlook. emoticon

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CTUPTON 2/25/2014 5:38PM

    You have had major life changes ! Each one is a major cause of stress. Have you ever seen the chart how stress is measured like points given for , say, a divorce--or a marriage or having a child? even good changes cause stress. Please be patient with yourself!

SP is definitely the place to be. You can get support 24/7 ! chris

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PICKIE98 2/25/2014 4:55PM

    Baby steps are the way to go.. IF we get all gung ho and are not used to the new stuff, we give up or get hurt or exhausted!! Your new life starts now, and with it you also re-train your kids to lead health lives, make better food choices, and most of all. you have a new YOU! Drink lots of water and be very patient with yourself: remember, the weight did not jump on us overnight, so we must allow it time to be brave enough to jump off the streetcar, so to speak!! LOL!

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03191952 2/25/2014 4:47PM

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