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Don't Quit

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I liked this poem that I read on Willow49s SparkPage:

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts . . . So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up 'til now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over . . . they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you to grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushed to the brink, just refuse to submit.
If you bite it, you write it . . . But don't you quit!

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JAYCEE77 2/24/2010 10:45AM

    I love this poem. Thank you!

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LETMEBME 2/23/2010 4:57PM

    Wow! Just what I needed to read today to get me inspired and motivated. I was so stressed out lately because of the car trouble that I didn't dedicate as much time to exercise as I should have, and also didn't eat as well as I needed to. But that's OK - I CAN go to the gym, if not tonight then tomorrow morning. I CAN drink all 8 glasses of water even today, I CAN stop grabbing for the candy that's sitting in a bowl in front of me - Yes, I can stop eating those Crunch candy bars just because I feel sorry for myself. I NEED to get right back at exercising and eating healthy. Thanks a lot for posting this poem and reminding me of all that :)

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Football is fattening!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Okay, I have ascertained that both grandchildren and Saints/LSU football are fattening! I can readily admit that it has more to do with me than them! But I chose not to live without either so I will have to find a way of mitigating the impact on my nutrition that they have on me! I should also add that grandchldren are a positive impact on my activity level where as football.....not so much! I am a work in progress. I do better now than in the past, and will do better in the future than I do now. PTL!

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DIXIE_AMAZON 1/19/2010 10:09AM

    I totally agree. We can do it.

Geaux Saints!

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VICIOUS421 1/17/2010 9:44PM

    You will do great and if you make treats for the grand kids and football check out the Sparkpeople recipes they have many lower calorie treats that your grand kids will love and you can eat without hurting your calories!!!!

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JMCGEESTER 1/17/2010 6:51PM

  I can certainly understand where football and its tailgating issues can wreak havoc on a diet plan. I guess the key is to have your own snacks pre-measured before the game and once they are gone, THEY ARE GONE. And make sure that our SAINTS are winning so that we can jump and shout and burn everything off. GEAUX SAINTS ALL THE WAY.

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This Is Dedicated to My Mom

Thursday, January 07, 2010

My Mom died last June. The past 6 months have been very hard. I managed to continue to lose weight until about mid-October at which time I stopped food tracking. Big Mistake!!!!Big!!! I have managed to regain all of the pounds I lost since my Mom died. I know she is not happy about this. I have resumed food tracking, and I'm dedicating the remainder of my weight loss journey to my Mom, Wanda Martin! One of the best ladies in God's Kingdom!

Good news is I still lost 40 pounds in 2009!

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VICIOUS421 1/17/2010 9:41PM

    I am sorry about your loss. I gained a lot of weight when my dad and step dad passed away. Food becomes a friend and a comfort to us though we know it shouldn't. I started Sparks awhile after my step dad passed and lost 30 pounds last year. A new year and a new beginning so I am striving to lose 5 pounds a month. That will be 60 pounds in 1 year and put me below 200 for the first time in a very long time! I hope I can do this though this first month I am disappointed in myself so far.
I know that we can do this!

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BIGT_56 1/17/2010 8:03PM

    When we lose our moms, we lose our biggest fan. They love us big and they love us small, they love us unconditionally!
I am sure your mom is looking down from heaven, smiling, and saying well done on the 40 lbs. gone.


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DONNAORLENE 1/7/2010 6:48PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself! Your Mom may not be happy about it, but I know she's still your biggest fan and she's up there rooting you on to continue your journey! And your Mom knows you will be successful because your strength comes from the same place hers does. I'll be out here rooting for you too and you know that I keep you in my prayers. So hang in there and be good to yourself. And remember "This too shall pass." Take care.
Your sister in Christ,
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" give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.: Isaiah 61:3

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JOSI1959 1/7/2010 4:13PM

    I'm sorry about the loss of your mom, I believe times like this we turn to food for comfort. You managed to take the weight off before and you can do it again! Hang in there.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Every Christmas my DH loves to buy the stocking stuffers. Every year I tell him, "Don't get me anything with sugar in it!" Every year he comes home with Baby Ruths, Butterfingers, Little Debbie Oatmeal Cakes, etc, etc. This year he also put some packets of instant oatmeal in my stocking. Perhaps he was seeking redemption for his aforementioned sins. So now I am facing down the sugary treats that I know are poison for me! Thanks a lot, DH! I guess I will just pitch a few of them in the garbage can daily until they are gone. He will think I ate them. I will feel better for not having eaten them! Shhhhh, don't tell!!!!!

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DONNAORLENE 12/28/2009 12:18AM

    Sounds like a plan to me! I don't know about you, but it's going to be tough enough getting back on track as it is without bad goodies lying around! But at least he's thinking of you and of course you can always eat the oatmeal and be thankful! LOL! Take care of yourself and have a Happy New Year!
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Adios, Obesity

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I am celebrating! I have bid farewell to my nemesis, obesity! As of Labor Day, my BMI is under 30.0! What a wonderful feeling to have that label removed from my self talk. I am still overweight, yes. 30 more lbs and I will be able to shed that label as well! Raise your glass of water and let's toast! Adios, obesity!

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JOSI1959 9/10/2009 10:14AM

    emoticon Congratulations! I proud of you and you give me so much hope that one day I may follow your lead!

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NEXTYEAR 9/9/2009 10:23PM

    emoticon Here's to you for reaching a goal!

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MERMAID1983 9/9/2009 6:43PM

    That's a great thing to celebrate!!! What an accomplishment. Keep it up, we all can shed those nasty labels once & for all!

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DONNAORLENE 9/8/2009 10:47PM

    Here's to you!! I'm raising my glass and toasting you!!! Way to go!! Good for you!! And here's another toast....To your future and your success!! I know how good you must feel because I know it's been a lot of hard work and you definitely deserve to celebrate! So go for it and do something wonderful!! Congrats!!
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CRANBYRRE 9/8/2009 7:00PM

    YAY!!! You made it out of obesity, good for you!! That is my first goal, for me it will be 182 lb. (so I need to lose about 10 more lbs to make it). That's just super, I'm proud of you!!

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FRANMA76 9/8/2009 6:40PM

    Congratulations. It's so awesome to not have that word associated with yourself anymore!

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