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Back again...needing support

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Weight loss is soooo hard!! "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" Philipian 4:13.

I have been gone from my SparkFriends long enough to gain some weight back, not excercise as much and let my eating get out of control once again.

This I want to change so much. Tired of looking in the mirror and not liking some of what I see and all of what I don't like is totally preventable. Nothing keeps me from working out but me.

Time for some changes....

  
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PEPPERCHILD 8/17/2012 1:17PM

    Welcome back lady....time to rock that body.

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GUS4ME 8/17/2012 10:13AM

    That's what I love best about SparkPeople, you just jump right in and encourage. That's what's been missing.

Thank you all!!

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DIONNE1972 8/15/2012 10:28AM

    Glad to have you back, set the goals and work toward them Good Luck and Blessings. emoticon

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BOOKLADYFDL 8/15/2012 10:27AM

    You took the first step by coming back to Spark! You can do it! emoticon

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Getting it together and taking it off in 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I am down to my last 35 pounds.

I just spoke with a great work buddy, she is so encouraging. It not so much that I struggle with food or even excercising; its the STAYING committed that is trouble for me.

So, I simply want to get it together and keep it that way. I need a plan that will work for and fit me. I recently found out through work that I am really good at managing a project. All those details; logisitics are like music to my ears. Strange that I never applied this to my life.

With a brand new year already started its the perfect time to turn my lifestyle change into a project for life.

I am excited now. I was bummed a little when I started writing this but now I feel really good. 2012 will see me 30 pounds smaller and I am not going to rush because once those pounds are gone I don't want to see them again! emoticon emoticon

  
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GATORJOY 1/5/2012 6:42AM

    YES YOU CAN!!! emoticon I have lost over 55 pounds here at Spark and you will too! Keep up the great work!

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WELLREDHEAD 1/3/2012 7:48PM

    That sounds like a great plan! Staying committed is my weakness too. emoticon

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I am REALLY struggling with my healthy lifestyle change

Friday, December 02, 2011

The holidays for me are not easy times. I am not that crazy about Thanksgiving nor Christmas. I was just never much into it though I put on the brave face for family and friends.

Truth be told, the holidays for me just make me bluer than blue. My eating is out of control, excercising hasn't happened for weeks. I am a mess.

I still have tons of hope I will turn the corner and everything will truly be okay. I am just not feeling my best. I could use some encouragement and maybe how my fellow sparkers handle the holidays.

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FITNAPTURAL 12/2/2011 6:45PM

    emoticon Hang in there! It'll all be over by the end of the month. Search for the root of all that over eating and only supply yourself with healthy food and snacks. You can do this!!! emoticon

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PEPPERCHILD 12/2/2011 5:59PM

    I'm with you - I totally get it. I use the holidays as my time to get it together. Luckily I've worked for companies that shut down for the holiday so I use the time to get my fitness act together for the new year. I eat right - exercise and generally do a physical and mental cleanse so that I'm ready for whatever the new year brings.

You can do this - just put your mind to it....speak it and it will be done.

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PEPPERCHILD 12/2/2011 5:58PM

    I'm with you - I totally get it. I use the holidays as my time to get it together. Luckily I've worked for companies that shut down for the holiday so I use the time to get my fitness act together for the new year. I eat right - exercise and generally do a physical and mental cleanse so that I'm ready for whatever the new year brings.

You can do this - just put your mind to it....speak it and it will be done.

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VLKSHA 12/2/2011 1:32PM

    I recently read and article titled 31 Days to healthier Holidays; A tip of the month Calendar for December or any month. It had some cute ideas and had other suggested articles that may help.

What can you do to make the cold holiday seasons as good as the other holiday seasons? Watch your expectations. Don't over obligate. A little holiday is enough.

Best of Luck

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WELLREDHEAD 12/2/2011 1:32PM

    I'm not crazy about the holidays myself so I understand. I'm not even trying to put on a brave face anymore LOL! Do you feel better after you exercise? I usually do so I exercised before getting together with the family on Thanksgiving. I had a little endorphin rush going and I was able to coast along for a few hours until it was acceptable to leave. Also, I made a point of not congregating with the family in the kitchen, so I wouldn't pick at food. I actually got to have a good conversation with a cousin I don't usually talk to that much, as a result.
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FANORONHA_14 12/2/2011 1:12PM

    You are emoticonYou are emoticon
Never Ever Give Up!
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Life is Good!
Good Health is the Best Wealth!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13
Give God the Glory, Thanks and Praise.
God Bless You.
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Out sick but now much better

Monday, September 19, 2011

I will testify that I am the worse person alive when I am sick. I am super irriatiable, nothing makes me happy when I don't feel well. I am so cranky I don't want anybody around. My daughter will come around just long enough to see if I need anything and then she clears out, bless her sweet heart.

I am so use to caring for others, working hard to make them feel better, its bugs me to no end to be sick. I hate not being able to DO anything!. It just bites actually! I endured a stomach ailment from Wednesday morning till Saturday afternoon. What a nightmare. It hurt to eat anything. And of course working out was a big no no! Too weak anyway. By Thursday night I realized I needed to lighten up alot. People like to make you feel better because they know how uncomfortable it is to be sick. So instead of my usual growl, I was appreciative of the well wishes from friends and family. I noticed by doing this I started to feel better and could move around the house more if nothing else but to walk from end to another.

I am not at a 100% yet but felt well enough this morning to workout for an hour and then later this evening I will attend a Core Fusion class, which checked out last week and liked it. This Core Fusion class is challenging: it uses your body weight to do your workout, a combination of pilates, power yoga, and old fashion gym class excercises. Eating is nearly pain free.

I guess I was just mad because I had made huge strides building my endurance and strength. My cardio minutes were thru the roof, I felt strong and was getting stronger. While I am not back at square one, I can learn how to manage recuperating and getting back to my excercise routine. I know it will be just fine, just need to stop being the old me and start enjoying the new improved me.
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GATORJOY 9/20/2011 6:42AM

    Glad you are feeling better!

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PEPPERCHILD 9/19/2011 3:36PM

    Count it all joy! I am the exact opposite when sick...if you're offering...I'll take it.

Take your time getting back into the swing of things. You may feel a little weak...I know I did when I recovered from the flu.

Anyway - emoticon back!

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So Far the Scale is not my friend but not the end of the world

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

In the midst of more changes. Hit a plateau recently so made some much needed changes. Turns out I wasn't eating enough so I started adding more calories to my diet. Also started adding running intervals to my boosted walking routine.

In order to gauge in part where I am now I weighed myself today. I gained 4 lbs, Ughhhhhhh!!!

Frustrated at first. I am working out hard but thinking about it I could work smarter in each work out. So, I will be worker smarter in strength training mixing it up. I met someone today who has run all her life and she is willing to help me a beginning get the hang of it.

Not sure why the scale says I heavier; I feel stronger, I am so much more flexible as much as when I did gymnastics in high school. don't know if there is any truth to muscle weighing more than fat. days like today you hope its true.

I am not giving up, its just one day in many, Lord Willing, to come!!
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EUGENIAINSIGNA 9/8/2011 10:15AM

    There is always the possibility that you're adding muscle and changing your definition, especially if you're changing up your workouts...that definitely happens, and it often takes a bit to show up on the scale. Are your clothes hanging looser, despite the weight gain? I hope you're having a wonderful week! emoticon

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PEPPERCHILD 9/7/2011 7:10PM

    Hi There - I added you as a friend when you started and thought I check in to see how you're doing. The scale may show a few pounds but I bet you're losing inches. I blogged on this topic out of frustration and decided that i would only weight myself on a monthly basis. Otherwise I would drive myself and everyone else crazy.

Hang in there and don't give up.

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