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Saturday, October 13, 2012

emoticon OK... here it goes! SparkCoach told me to do this, cuz it sure wasn't my idea.... emoticon
Confession: I have "NOT" been working out! It's been weeks!! I'm still losing weight, but no exercise involved! I know what you're thinkin right now..... Yes, I'm a bad bad girl?? emoticon
Commitment: Beginning tomorrow, I am commiting to 5-10 min./day of exercising, whatever kind I chose! I will be posting a weekly check-in every Sat. after I have completed my weekly "commitment"...
I HAVE TO START DOING THIS.... starting tomorrow (I know you and I have heard that one before )
Well, there it is.... "MY COMMITMENT TO DO 5-10 MIN/DAY OF WORKING OUT!!!"
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GEMINIGEM6 10/14/2012 9:44PM

    I will commit to the same thing. :) We're all in this together!

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HAPINANA 10/13/2012 10:29PM

    Emmabe1.... you hit the nail on the head when you stated in the end you have to have the "desire".... and that's what I ain't got girl!! I have no desire to go through any more pain than I already have on a daily basis! I have worked out for days, weeks in a row about two month ago and it never helped my well being at all! It just plain "HURT"...
emoticon Maybe I can't exercise like most of you because of the fibromyalgia. I have talked to people who have it, and the only type of exercise that is tolerable for them is water exercises, and I can't afford that right now....????????????????????????????
??????????????????????????? What to do what to do what to do!! emoticon SPARK HUGS...........
ps: I have lost inches, 2 pant sizes and my stamina is much better, but the pain never goes away, and I have bad days and worse days....

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EMMABE1 10/13/2012 9:12PM

    Ok - so you are losing weight without exercise - but are you losing inches? Is your body getting firmer and are you gaining more flexibility and mobility?? And what about stamina?? Can you chase your Grand daughter round and play with her as you want??
Will you look good in your clothes at Thanksgiving ? or will it still look like you haven't lost weight??

Starting exercise when you haven't been doing it takes courage and strength of mind - and for the first few weeks it takes effort to keep it going!! It gets better !!
You don't have to start on hard exercises - try taking a walk round the yard - or walking to the nearest shop or even walking in the house - or try a short chair exercise - one that appeals from the Chair Exercise YouTube Channel
But do it every day - at the same time of day - make it a habit!!

One day - if you can keep it up - the time will come that you enjoy exercise, that your body thanks you and it becomes fun - that's what happened to me - I hated exercise - but I persevered and now I need it - I enjoy it and I like what it does to my body!!

But in the end - only YOU can do it - no-one else can do it for you!! And you must WANT to do it!!
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
~ Napoleon Hill ~

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JUDY106 10/13/2012 7:11PM

    I am having the same problems with getting the exercise into my plan. I joined an exercise class and water aerobics. I go three times a week. I have been good foods eating and staying on my food plan( within calorie range) and no fat loss for about 4 weeks. I know that I need to do some kind of exercise every day, but just can't get my self to do much other than when I am in the classes. I am changing my food plan now. I am working on get exercise in every day. I have done it off and on. I need the consistency. Good luck. I will really be watching for your report. I think it will make me want to do the same. (HUGS) Judy

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LINDAK25 10/13/2012 5:25PM

    Oops! At least you're losing weight.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/13/2012 1:37PM

    I hope you can start TODAY if you really are commited. I of course need to do the same.

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BELTONWALKER67 10/13/2012 12:03PM

    emoticon emoticon I don't belong to SparkCoach...but I am having the same issues as I keep letting life get in the way of my exercise routines. We will succeed!! emoticon

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MIMIDOT 10/13/2012 11:49AM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Yes yes yes... 5 months into my new life! OMG, I just never thought in a million years I could do this at this time in my life! I'm so very very proud of myself.
Starting weight: 231.8
Todays weight: 204.8
Total lost: 27 Lb.
My body has gone down 2 sizes as of today....I'm out of pants and tops that fit! My clothes are all hanging on me and baggy. OMG!!!!
I'm very happy with my food habits, but my workouts leave a lot to be desired. But I feel my workout levels will come around....I "will not" stress over it. I have enough stress in my life and trying very hard to control it.
emoticon and emoticon to me. I'm not good at committing to anything so this is a huge accomplishment for me! So giving myself a pat on the back emoticon
SPARK emoticon to all and NEVER NEVER NEVER ... "GIVE UP"!!!!

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JUNESHOPE 10/10/2012 1:23PM

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4 lbs away from onederland.....oh I can't wait to be there too.

You will reach your goal, b/c you are set in the right frame of mind.

I read of a girl who lost over 100 pounds, and she didn't even start exercising until she was 5 months into it. So good for you for not pushing it. Master one thing at a time. That's what I'm doing. So I'm getting my food choices under control first, then I will add walking.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 10/8/2012 4:04PM

    I gave you the wrong goodie for the occassion. Had I read the blog your goodie would have been a belt, new jeans, or something along those lines.


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LOVINSHERRY78 10/8/2012 2:54PM

    you are flippin awesome!! :) wtg!!! super big hugs from mwah...so proud of you!

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JUDY106 10/7/2012 8:56PM

    That is great work. I know how you feel when your clothes are getting big. I have all sizes of clothes in the closets. I just go shopping in there so far. This weight lost must want you to keep it up. I was so I happy to lose weight again as old as I am now. I know how you feel

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CHANGEISGOOD 10/7/2012 7:43PM

    You are awesome!!! I am proud of you too. Keep up the great work!!

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123ELAINE456 10/7/2012 6:09AM

  Awesome!!! Congratulations on Your Weight Loss and Accomplishments. This is the WAY TO GO!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care.

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LINDAK25 10/6/2012 9:12PM

    Good for you! I'm exactly where you are (without the .8)! I have to go buy some new clothes!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 10/6/2012 7:11PM

    AWESOME!!!!! You are an inspiration to us all! You really sound like you are finding balance in everything and have adopted a sensible, sustainable new lifestyle - AWESOME!!! Keep up that momentum; stay focused on those goals; and WOW - there will be no stopping you!

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Friday, October 05, 2012

emoticon Oh, how quickly things can change... As Spark Coach said, writing a negative blog is OK, but come right back with a positive one well here it is..!! emoticon
Yep, "THE FUNK IS GONE"!! Yesterday had a much better day visiting my kids, grandkids and in the morning had a great massage from my niece!!
What a difference a day makes...back to myself again. Feelin like a new person. In that dreadfull week I gained 3.5 Lb....today (drumroll) 3 of the pounds are gone this morning... OH YEA!!!
So yes.... yes.... yes.... yes.... "I'M BACK!!!
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JUDY106 10/6/2012 2:40AM

    So glad you are feeling better. Congrats on the weight lost. You must of been doing something right in the past few days to show that lost. So try to remember what you did and keep it up. (LOL) emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 10/5/2012 11:24PM

  Congratulations on your Weight Loss. I'm glad You are Feeling and Doing Better. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. You Can Do It. Stay on Track. Keep It Up.

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LINDAK25 10/5/2012 9:43PM


Glad you're feeling better and congratulations on your 3 pound weight loss!

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DIET_FRIEND 10/5/2012 6:00PM

    I know what you mean about bounces of 2-3 pounds and it can really bring you down!

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Therapists needed...just can't find the "fight" in me???

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Well I've been meaning to tell you all about my horrible week..... and just got up enough energy to do so? That's my problem... "NO ENERGY"... for "life"...period!!!
Don't care about anything for the last week or so. I'm trying to figure it out as to why but ..???
Yesterday, I "tried" to get out and about... Went to the library, bank, bought me a new Schwinn "Cruiser" bicycle (pink and white), treated myself to lunch at Taco bell (bean burrito and a tostada), went to see my Mom (ugh, brings me down every time) and then went to a movie (bad because movie was good, but had medium popcorn w/butter "crap" and small drink) and came home. So it was a really "eventful" day for me!!
The outcome of yesterday was,
1. I need to stop doing my mother's wash weekly and only going to see her once a week instead of two. I have been doing it for one year straight and cannot handle the stress she puts on my life any longer. I feel it's my younger brother's turn to take over, so the phone call will be made today to him...send prayers please.
2. My cute pink and white bike, I brought home in a box, because I "Can" put things together, has a big hole in the top of the box showing me a bent and scuffed fender, so now I will have to put it back in the car myself, some how, and take it back... UGH UGH UGH!
The way that I'm feelin.. topped off with things like the above two just keep the "funk" fed!
This is not the norm for me and I need to snap out of it...
Tomorrow I have planned a great day: Going to Modesto, 30 min away and 1. Getting my feet done by my niece (massage, reflexology)... yumm..... 2. going to visit son #1 and my two grandkids, Olivia, 2 1/2 and Elijah, 10 mo (he's just started walking ;o) and 3. going to visit son #2 with my most recent grandbaby, Jackson, 7 mo old, and my wonderful daughter-in-law is cooking dinner for me and then coming home and probably sleep like a baby.

So anyway, enough of my problems, but one more thing, I'm going to be calling for my free 10 appointments through my insurance, for some therapy from a good Christian therapist. I did this many years ago for my last marriage and I loved it....so we'll see about this avenue possibly helping.

I am truly an emotional eater and need to get down to the problems and fix them. I do not want to start taking any more meds, which I know my doctor would give me.... Just "fix" the problem.

OK... now I'm done for this session.... and to all my "spark" helpers, therapist, etc.... I thank you in advance for your advice. All advice is welcomed.

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CHANGEISGOOD 10/4/2012 6:55PM

    I am praying for you, my friend. You are not alone. You have the right plan and both visiting with family and seeing a therapist are going to be great steps to take. I hope your call to your brother helped. I understand how hard it is to take care of Mom alone... Do you and your brother both live near your mom? Is there any way you and your brother could work together to hire someone to "visit" mom once a week? Sometimes it helps to have someone else check in, maybe make a meal, play a game, do some light housework... Just a thought. Hang in there and keep us posted.
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123ELAINE456 10/4/2012 7:45AM

  Try the Therapist. That will help. Do things that you enjoy doing. Take walks. Enjoy your children and grand kids. Try to have fun with them. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Try to Enjoy Your Day. Take Care. Go for bike rides.

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SQUIRLY13 10/4/2012 12:09AM

    Cheer up! Tomorrow is a new day. I think you are on the right track. I think many of us fall into that "funk" now and then, I know I have been there lately, myself. The important thing is that you recognize some issues, and have some plans to deal with them. Keep pushing along. You really are an upbeat person, normally. You can get through this, and come out shining....

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And, enjoy your day tomorrow. Have lots of fun with those grandbabies!!

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HAPINANA 10/3/2012 10:30PM

    thanks for all your comments ladies....much needed! I will get through this, but this one's a doozy! Spark emoticon
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JUDY106 10/3/2012 10:06PM

    You have awareness and that is so important. I think you are thinking very well about your situation and seem to be doing a lot of things keep it from any worst or to improve it. Just make sure you carry through with what you plan to do . Sounds great. Well, I will throw this out there. I had to realize that my life is not all happiness for all the times nor should it be sadness all the time too. I would have the extremes of one or the other. So, I have to search for the middle of the road to be what I deal with for most of my life'd journey. Oh, well this just came to me while reading your blog. I really did help myself by excepting that I was causing some of this to happen to ME. I have done a lot of self improvement and still working very hard on myself. I can say things are a lot better. i hope you can do better too. It takes outside help sometimes to get us on that right track in order to help our self. I wish you the best in your effort for improvement. (HUGS)

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BEESPARKLE 10/3/2012 5:18PM

    Sorry you had a bad week. Forget about today as today you cannot bring back and in your case sweetie who would want too.

So to-morrow is a new dawn.

Get yourself some help is a good idea.


Be around people who are Positive.

God Bless!

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LINDAK25 10/3/2012 4:00PM

    Sorry you've had a bad week! It does sound like tomorrow will be much better. I hope your brother can help you. Being positive and being around positive people is so important! Therapy may be just what you need for right now. Hope you can find your mojo!

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Well, just thought I would check-in?? Haven't blogged for a few days and feel like I need to "report in".
I just joined two more teams, "Biggest loser Mailing List (ugh, just missed this last challenge) and Gettin Ready for Summer 2013 Weight Loss... so excited about that. I don't join too many teams because I like to be able to participate and support in all of them.
emoticon On of the teams has a daily goal of 100 crunches/day, so I definitely signed up for that one.
I found a Turbo Jam CD set at a used book store for $6 so will be going back on Wed. to pick that up on "payday"... gettin paid once a month sucks, cuz I'm out of $$ by the end of the pay period for any extra expenses emoticon Pray it will still be there on Wed.
Tomorrow is weight-in day so will hopefully break my plateau..."AGAIN" I'm goin for 206 ????
Still need to fine tune my eating habits, which will happen when I go grocery shopping for my "healthy foods".... and work on my water intake??? I really like water, too??
Made a great crockpot meal.... made it up as I went along: large piece of London Broil, topped with onion soup mix pkg, topped with lots of carrots, topped with a can of chopped tomatoes w/chilis and about 3/4 cup water... OMG delicious over whatever, I had some left over spaghetti (plain) it was sooooo good and sooooo easy!
Oh yea.... went to the used book store and got 7 paperback books for $3.75 ... ya gotta love those stores and librarys.... I DO!!
OK enough check-in and reporting from this end.... SPARK emoticon
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JUDY106 9/29/2012 5:01PM

    I know what you mean getting paid once a month. I lived like that for 23 years. Sounds like you are doing great. You have already lost really well. i did well at first and now it is really slowing down. I am still on track ,but very little weight lost right now. I will not give up !!!! Glad to of found your page. i will check back with you .

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123ELAINE456 9/24/2012 3:39AM

  Great Blog. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Keep It Up!!!

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DIET_FRIEND 9/24/2012 12:38AM

    I love the library too. Between the internet and library, there is plenty to read.

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