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After 22 years of "trying"...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In 1988, I gave birth to my second child and kept the additional weight on. Year after year, I would try a new exercise program, and even though it looked great on paper, it never lasted more than a month or so. I gave up easy. Way too easy, and I guess part of it was because I didn't think I was worth it. More years passed and more weight gained. Sometimes I would eat more and sometimes a lot less. Then cancer hit. A slight weight loss followed, but then I gained it back again. More years passed by and I found myself at over 200 lbs. Pretty scary for someone who always felt and looked best between 128 and 132.

More exercise equipment and videos were bought that just collected dust, and eventually more weight was gained. Finding myself very close to 250 lbs and heading towards 50 yrs old was my wake up call. Thank God that is the only wake up call I had to have to get myself straightened out. This came at the same time that my oldest daughter told me about SP and I was ready to listen. It was also the same time period when I had been questioning something else. I will soon be ordained into the ministry and I've been wondering how I'll be able to serve others if I'm not willing to put the time and energy into serving my own highest good.

SP is giving me the tools with tracking nutrition and exercise to help keep me informed and motivated, as well as everything else about the site, including the community support.

So, here's to family and friends and SP and to taking care of Me emoticon

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RED_RIDING_HOOD 5/26/2010 9:08PM

    Good luck and know that we are here to help in any way we can.

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Walking my way to a healthy body

Sunday, May 23, 2010

So, today I dusted off the treadmill and walked .58 miles in 20 minutes. Not exactly athlete status, but it's a good start for me. I wanted to give up at minute 11 and then again at 16. To be honest, the only reason I held in there was so I could track that I actually did some form of activity today. And if that's what it's going to take to get me to exercise, that's ok. In time, it will be something I'll enjoy doing. emoticon emoticon

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SUNLIGHTSTAR 5/23/2010 11:53PM

    I am so proud of you!! AWESOME!!! Your attitude is so positive and refreshing! Great start :) emoticon emoticon

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My eyes are opening...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

While setting up my meal plans, I realized that even though I am vegan, I haven't been getting enough nutrients on a daily basis. Some days yes, and some days no. One of the things that I am working on is making sure I eat enough food and the right foods for my body. I get caught up in other things and forget to eat or feel rushed to eat and then pick foods that are convenient. Not a good thing.

About 4 years ago, I temporarily went raw for 3 weeks and stuck with the meal plans that were recommended. I never felt better in my life. Considering the foods that I prefer to eat and counting in the nutritional factors, it appears that raw is the way for me to go. I have thought about it often over these past years, but didn't want to put the time into figuring out a healthy plan. It all comes down to one thing...taking the time and energy to lovingly nurture the most important things in my life, which is my body, mind and spirit. Afterall, without them, what is there? Thanks for reminder! emoticon emoticon

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SUNLIGHTSTAR 5/22/2010 9:51PM

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So glad that you joined and are becoming aware of your health and habits! Here's to a new you!

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KNLILLA 5/22/2010 11:02AM

    Hello there! :)
Are you tracking vitamins and minerals too? Because it's a somewhat hidden feature but you can track almost any vitamin and mineral (i track almost all...).
Tell me if you want to track it but don't find it! :)

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