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Working Out

Monday, June 24, 2013

For the past 5 days I have went for a 1 mile walk. This is actually a pretty big accomplishment for me. I have not stuck with much since moving back to Florida. I'm not sure if I mentioned it in my previous post but I have been struggling with depression and my hubby not having much motivation. It has been difficult to go from a stable environment to not feeling in control at all.

I do have an issue with Sparkpeople as of late. Mainly the app used to be free and now I would have to pay for it. I have been using MyFitness Pal for this reason.


It's Been a While

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A ton has happened since I last posted, all of which factor into why I haven't been blogging. Mid November of 2011 I found out I was pregnant. At which time I moved to babyfit.com in an effort to stay healthy during pregnancy. I had gestational diabetes that way diet and exercise controlled and delivered a healthy baby girl in July. Then in October of 2012 I moved from Oklahoma to Florida. This was very stressful as it was not in our plans and neither of us had a job lined up.

With a new baby, the move, trying to find a job, start a business, and support my husband after a military separation I stopped trying to better myself. I was (am still to a point) depressed and it has taken me this long to finally make it back here. I am fairly positive that sticking with sparkpeople and focusing on my health will benefit all areas of my life. So here I am taking it one day at a time again.

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ANN1MOM 4/10/2013 11:16PM

    emoticon Welcome back. You can do anything you set your mind to. emoticon on your baby and your move. Hanfg in there, things will get better. emoticon

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SISTERPRETTY 4/10/2013 11:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon back

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My Vision Collage

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I had wanted to do this for a while because I knew it would help me keep on top of my weight loss goals. My perfectionism kept getting in my way of actually getting it done. Now that I have I am so glad I did. It makes me think about why I want to loose weight in a more visual way.

I have four reasons:

to avoid getting diabetes since it runs in my family.
to have more self confidence.
to be be able to walk pain free or fear of my knee giving out again.
to be able to get pregnant and be fit at the same time.

For right now I am pretty healthy and do not have many if any medical problems because of my weight, other than my knee and back.

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UMBILICAL 8/14/2011 12:34AM

  Good thinking

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Went Over but Tomorrow is a New Day

Monday, August 08, 2011

The short story is that I went over my calorie goals by quite a bit. I was very tired at my desk at work, so tired that I almost fell asleep twice. I asked my hubby to bring me a Mountain Dew fully expecting and hoping for at most 32 oz, nope he brings me a brand new 64 oz reusable insulated cup full of soda. Love him with all my heart and yes I asked him for it, but I was not wanting that much soda. Of course I did not have to drink it all, but I did.

Of course my dietician that I saw a little over a year ago told me that days like this are normal and to not let them get me down. So I am not. I had what I had, no need to fret over it or let myself go into a downward spiral; Tomorrow is a new day. I will do better tomorrow.


Feeling Down

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I've been reading the Spark lately and I am not into the action steps of their 28 day plan. I have tried to do the Spark Stages before and haven't gotten past stage 2 (I think) and it's really hitting me today that for some reason I am not sticking to my eating plan. Thankfully the past few days I have not gone over any nutritional goals, but at the same time I am not thinking of them. I need to get back into cooking at home, even if that means using my crock pot more.

My biggest problem comes from my husband. He only likes a few select veggies and I get tired of eating the same thing over and over. I love a wide variety of food but we seem to stick to a few of the same meals over and over. It doesn't help that I am currently working as an Intern and have no energy, I have motivation, to stand and cook dinner. I realize that sitting at a computer may not seem that draining, but I am being creative, or having to restrain it in some cases (much harder for me), so I am mentally drained and just want to relax and unwind. I will start cooking at home more again though.

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THATGIRL7 8/3/2011 3:31PM

    Maybe you can try to cook some usual meals in the crockpot that can be frozen or put in the fridge that can be used for a few days, then make some food, still in the crockpot, just for you for other days.

A way to change up your meals a little: Spices. That may seem ridiculous but a meal can totally change depending of the spices you put.

I agree, it's not always easy. Hang on!


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DRAGONFLY1972 8/2/2011 12:24PM

  Sometimes you just have to fore your self to do it. Hang in there, you'll hit a bottom rung on the ladder and get moving again! Good luck!

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FIORENZA 8/2/2011 12:17PM

    Never give up! Even slowly you'll reach you goal!

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