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I'm Back!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm back from a way long absence from SparkPeople. Its so great to be among others who encourage you to get healthy and have fun while doing.

I missed the support. I am from a large family and in my household I am the only one that works out on a regular basis. I find this hard at times. you know those days when you want to throw the covers over your head and say "i'll run tomorrow." Having a workout buddy to light a fire under me and keep me accountable would sure help in that instance. On SparkPeople you not only get motivated by your peers but you can almost hear your own cheering section!! Who would stop running with all that postive energy aimed right at you!

I look forward to posting my progress more often. Its so great to be back!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LAURASHA 7/19/2011 2:15PM

    I love your great attitude!Glad your back your just the kind of support I'm looking for!

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KENDALL7261 7/13/2011 6:38PM

    Welcome back! Good luck with your journey.

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BETHHRSN 7/13/2011 4:49PM

  glad you're back! good luck !

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My first "Wow, you've lost weight outfit was a big hit

Monday, November 15, 2010

I was a little embarrassed today at work. I have been showered with compliments on my new outfit. This is the first of many, I am sooo certain, to be bought for the cause a dressing me now that I weigh less.

I used to my co-workers being pleasant and positive. Its just catching me off guard the physical changes that have happened. I am very excited. Just a few weeks before I was fretting over the scale not moving but fitting into a size 10 for the first time in 15 yrs feels just FABULOUS!!

Looking forward to more shopping and stepping up my workouts to stay fit, fine and fab!!! emoticon

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TJBLEEKER 11/15/2010 4:04PM

    Awesome - good for you! Feels great I bet.

My goal is a 10 too.....but not moving toward it yet.

Keep at it.

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CALIKIKI 11/15/2010 3:49PM

    YAY you!!

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Plateau time: not having fun here!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I have reach a point in my weight loss were I am not gaining any more weight nor am I losing. VERY frustrating!! My Health Coach suggest that I kick my workout up a notch.

I started running 2 weeks ago and I am also looking into mixing up my workouts to see if this will shake me back along the weight loss highway.

Its a struggle to get up and workout some days, like today, but not working out makes cranky all day. I don't like cranky its not fun for me nor my family and co-workers.

Taking a 4-day weekend starting tomorrow; making some time to build a new workwout for me. I feel better already

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TJBLEEKER 11/4/2010 9:24AM

    Plateaus can be very frustrating. The positive is you are not gaining, but of course you want to move forward. I definitely think we have to shake up our routine sometiimes, as our body gets used to what we're doing and adjusts. Sometimes that includes not eating enough - make sure you get all your calories (not a problem I have!)

Stay positive - enjoy your long weekend!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/3/2010 2:25PM

    I can remember feeling this way and reading various things that did work for me. Adding an extra workout, limit your sitting time, & climbing (like a hill). I go up this hill near my home 3 times. It just Feels great! I might say I am addicted to this hill! Naturally, you want to make sure you are getting your diet in check including water intake. Food tracker really helps with diagnosing potential food intake problems as well, I love the pie chart for that. Hope this helps you.

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Stress Eating; make a plan to stay healthy

Monday, November 01, 2010

I just re-read an article on SparkPeople that explains quite clearly (and much to my relief) that the scale is only one way to measure weight loss. BUT, the article also said that stress can trigger you sweet tooth and put into overdrive!

Wow, I learned something pretty important today. I only eat sugary stuff when I am stressed then I don't want it anymore. I have quite a bit of stress in my life right now; my sister and her daughter moved in with me and my daughter so that hard sometimes but not impossible to manage. Still I do feel the strain on our resources, I can't seem to get along lately with my adult daughter no matter what I do (I pray, try to open and keep open a dialog) all my attempts are met with open disdain and hostile, and to top it off I am no longer happy in my current job and have been looking elsewhere whether in the company or out. On all front, I am in a corner and feel just overwhelmed all the time. I do my best to be positive and make the best of the situation. Sometimes though....YIKES.

After reading that article I now realize why the scale won't move, I am sabotaging my own weight loss program. I am going to looking into some things to relieve my stress or at least reduce it. Prayer while I run in the morning helps and my Bible reading. I will also check out some stress busters here on SparkPeople.


When the scale just won't move down, yikes!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

emoticon I know all of us have been there: you step on the scale after a whole month faithfully working out and going full throttle on your healthy lifestyle changes only to have that scale seemingly tell: Not Good Enough!!

I have been reading some very great article on our SparkPeople website. I have to re-train my thinking on what the scale is really saying and that there is more than one way to measure success in weight loss. For example, for me though the scale has not moved I have gone from a size 12 to a size 10 in two months time because I started to add more strength training to my 2 miles 5 days a week race walking. My body is leaner and taking on muscle. I am told muscle weighs more than fat. Could someone tell me which part of that number is fat and which is muscle and I will be happy! Just kidding. I am very pleased that I am in a size 10. Haven't seen numbers like that since I was 20.

Still it would be nice to have that scale tell a different story. To combat my tendency to weigh myself all the time, I don't own a scale at home. I can only weigh myself when I get to work and only on my break ( I work in an that has a health nurse and she has a scale in her office.) This has been much better, I don't worry about my weight so much now that I am running. I am so happy to be down from 198 lbs to 170 lbs.

I am glad the scale is not the end all for measuring weight loss. My eating habits are great, I exercise 5 sometimes 6 times a week and I am making strides to reduce my stress levels. Finally, the scale will not be an ugly word in my vocabulary.


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