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I Do Not Want To Do This Anymore

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Since June 01, 2008 I have worked out and cut my calorie content. I have worked hard. I lost 80 lbs have keep it off for 3 years. I just do not want to workout 6 days. I want to eat as much as I want and what ever I want when ever I want to eat it. It has been said if you do something long enough you will like it. Well for me it just has not happen. I have never liked to workout and I still do not like it even after 6 years.

Before June 08 I worked out 3 days a week and did not watch what I ate and of course it did no good for my weight loss.

I know some will say. Oh you do not have to work out so much. Yea, yea. I have tried less and for my b-o-d-y. It will not work.

Look I am venting now I am hoping this will help me and others who may read this.

I May Not Like It but I WILL DO IT. I just can not go back to 225 lbs. I know what ever it takes I must and will do it. I can not climb 80 lbs of fat again.

I truly like the way my body looks and feel. I Just do not like the hard work it takes to keep it there.

Even after the weight loss it takes constant awareness to keep the body in order. I know what ever I did to get my body to this place. I have to keep doing it to keep it here.

Oh but for me it is a hard road to travel, it is not easy, but who said life would be fair or easy?

Ok, Ok I am done venting. I so hope that who ever should read this, that this will help them along the way. Help you to know you are not along in your thoughts, but do not use them to give up.

Let me say that I am truly Blessed if not for getting to the 225 lbs, I would not be where I am today. I would not be in such great health.

So please do not get me wrong I am so Thankful for getting to this place, I am Thankful that the Lord saw fit to allow me to see what I needed to do to get healthy, lose weight and stay healthy.

May You be Blessed


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LILSHINE 2/11/2013 10:15AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. I hear you on this. I know regular workouts and eating better will help me get there. I guess it's like a relationship you know what it took to get him/her and it's a continous work to keep them. I guess that's why a lot of relationships fail - the work gets to much. However, you seem to have a handle on your journey and it's okay to vent and let go sometimes. Hang in there and thanks for the reminder, that even when we get to the goal line we still have to keep doing what it takes.

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LAURIE160IN2013 2/10/2013 6:40PM

    White-knuckling it is hard! Here's hoping you find some answer you haven't thought of. Maybe a wonderful kind of exercise that seems like pleasure, not exercise. A treadmill desk so you can save time. A lifestyle change that allows or requires you to move more. An acquaintance of mine got a job in a mail room and had to walk all day delivering stuff to offices. It did wonders for her figure. Recently I've been extremely broke, and I literally can't afford food or the propane to cook it with, but thanks to previous purchases and food donations from others, I can get by if I eat only when I'm hungry and stop eating as soon as I stop feeling hungry. I never thought I'd be able to limit my food intake this much, but here I am doing it out of necessity, and guess what: Eating "whatever I want" is all relative. I'm so grateful to have enough food!
Anyway, you never know what solution will come into your path....
Good luck,

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BABY_GIRL69 2/10/2013 5:57PM

    Great blog & thank you for sharing with us....

God bless & keep you!


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PLATINUM755 2/10/2013 4:40PM

    emoticon on the weight you have lost to day. It took hard work and dedication and I so understand what you are saying. I am not one for deprivation and I've found that planning does the body good. If you don't like working out maybe there's another form of physical activity that you would enjoy more and feel less like you're working out but having FUN. This is your journey, shape it the way you want to make it work. emoticon emoticon

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ISAYWHIPIT 2/10/2013 6:10AM

    You have traveled a long way to get where you are. Reminding yourself the cost of going back to your old ways should help. I have never been in your shoes. I know every time I start being "good" for a while and then give up. Starting over really sucks. I couldn't imagine reaching my goal and throwing it all away for being lazy and stuffing my face full of cookies. But, if I ever do get there, wait scratch that. But, when I get there, I hope my mind is emotionally stable enough to work through having a cheat here or there and controlling the urge to overeat. That is my true goal.

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Happy New Year, I'm Still Here

Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy New Year, To all my Spark Family. I'm still here, I am still working out 6 days a week I have had my weight off for over 3 years now. Give or take 7-8 lbs for thanksgiving LOL. God is so good. I Keep my weight around 145. The process is ever changing and evolving. This is still hard work. I still do not like working out. I must be ever aware of what I put in my mouth, but the benefits are so great. I love the way I look and feel in my cloths that is my pay off.

For anyone reading this blog, June 08 I weigh in at 225, Nov 09 I weight in 142. I went from a 2x-3x to a 4-6.

I am so blessed at 65 my body feels like it did when I was in my 40s. I did not start this journey until 2 month before my 61st birthday. I am still here and going strong.

I know that lifting weight, really helps. I feel the the key to my weight loose is all the muscle mass I have gain.

I was move to write this blog to inspire, To let that one person out there know that no matter the age it can be done. If I can do it You can.

May You be forever Blessed

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WOLFKITTY 1/27/2013 9:59PM

    YAY for a new year!

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PLATINUM755 1/14/2013 6:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon and thank you so much for sharing.

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LAURIE160IN2013 1/14/2013 2:54AM

    Thank you so much!
Laurie, age 60

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WEARINGTHIN 1/14/2013 2:24AM

    I also found it encouraging. I am sixty one and it is not often I hear about the successes of people in their sixties with weight management and muscle development. Congratulations and thanks, Glenn

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    Read your blog encouraging to me a 65 yr old trying to lose weight. Thank you for the blog and congratulations on maintaining your weight thru the gears. Pat emoticon emoticon

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For MsMakeOver

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

emoticon MsMakeOver per your request. The pictures tell only part of the story of why I gained 10 lbs. I started baking Tue. and I started eating. Hot homemade rolls with butter. Warm cinnamon rolls with icing. WOO HOO, warm Pineapple upside cake right out of the oven. Baked Mac and cheese, Dressing, Oh, Boy . and that is not all. The best 10 lbs I have ever gain. It's all good. I give myself about 4 weeks. It will all be gone.

I hope and Pray You all had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving, for I surly did. emoticon

Peace, Love and Always Gods Blessings

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ENERGIZED4LIFE 12/1/2010 2:12PM

    emoticon I didn't cook but I put away some food too and have no regrets!!!

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MSMAKEOVER 12/1/2010 8:26AM

    Once again you did a fabulous job. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for sharing. I know will drop those 10lbs.

Happy Holidays!!! emoticon

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CHRYS13 12/1/2010 8:01AM

    Yummy! What a cook you are....and what a gorgeous presentation! I absolutely love your attitude----the best 10 best you ever gained! And, yes, I know you'll have it all off before long! emoticon emoticon
Thanks for sharing the pictures....my stomach is growling!! emoticon

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Keeping it Real and making it Happen

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just a note to all my spark family and friends. I can not thank You all enough for thinking about me from time to time and sending me goodies and notes. I am really grateful for all the kindness and thoughtfulness you all show me . I am still working out 6 days a week. not trying to loose any more weight, but I am loosing inches. I now wear a size 6p pants and a size 4 skirt. emoticon I am and feel so truly blessed. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSMAKEOVER 10/1/2010 4:30PM

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ENERGIZED4LIFE 9/25/2010 12:23PM

    My emoticon Shero!!!

I'm going back and read your "What this Journey has taught me" blog again

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CHRYS13 9/25/2010 8:38AM

    WOW!! You are an amazing woman! I'm truly blessed to have you for a Spark-friend! Congratulations on your fantastic accomplishments!
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SAFETYSUE 9/25/2010 2:51AM

    Great Job, you are an inspiration to those of us who need to get where you are!!!!

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What this Journey has taught me

Friday, June 18, 2010

This weight loss journey that has turned into a health journey has been so eye opening, It has truly taught me so much about myself, I have grown so much. It is such a wonderful feeling, What I truly know for sure is that You have to find what works for you. I have read books on weight loss, read articles, on the web, in newspapers, in magazines, Looked at Oprah, Dr OZ, Dr Phil. Bob Green. and of course Spark People and in the end I had to figure it out for myself.

Don't get me wrong. I took what would works for me from every one and every thing, That is where the journey begins. With Me. Trial and error. I know it can be very easy for some to just follow a diet plan just do every thing that they say and it works. The problem for me is I just don't like most of the foods they what you to eat emoticon So for me I had to work it out. I know I will have to do this for the rest of my life so I had to figure out what I could do and what I know I could eat and enjoy for the rest of my life, That is why I am not on a diet but a life style change.

I have met my weight goal so now the true journey begins, what will it take to keep my weight where it is now. Again trail and error. I know I can and will work it out. I have been so Blessed, I can't Thank God enough for opening my eyes.

My stats

June 1, 2008 225 lbs
June 16, 2010 140 lbs

What this journey has taught me is. You have to find what works for you and go for it, and know that what works will not always stay the same. It will change from time to time and you must change with it.

Be Blessed


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SHERI1969 8/28/2010 12:00PM

    Congratulations on meeting your goal!!!!!! You must be so proud of yourself. Now the thing will be, I'm sure you know, is to continue to eat healthy, keep exercising and basically keep disciplined in all areas of what you have learned. Now you can be an example for those who are at the beginnings of where you were.

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ENERGIZED4LIFE 6/21/2010 7:28PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon just not with food!!!

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CHRYS13 6/19/2010 7:55PM

    Dear, dear Rose....
Blessings to you! And, sincere emoticon on all that you've accomplished! I'm so happy that you've found what works for you!!! You're so right about this journey and things changing....and growing with that change! I know this much for certain, I have to do what's right for me.
I'm truly thrilled for you, Rose!

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