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Day 29 of 45X45

Monday, September 29, 2014

Just a quick blurb to shout out my 6.8 weight loss this week! I had what I thought was a pretty rough week...but my body was all like, "No problem, I got this."

Looking forward to another rough week if that's what it takes to get rid of the pounds!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 9/30/2014 12:39PM

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MAGGIEVAN 9/29/2014 2:53PM

    Great job, whatever you did to get such a fantastic loss.

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-BERN- 9/29/2014 1:53PM

    LOL, good reason to celebrate! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUMBLEBEERN 9/29/2014 1:38PM

    Great job!

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RITEEBEE 9/29/2014 1:35PM

    Awesome, congrats on the loss!!
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CTURCOTTE 9/29/2014 1:31PM

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Day 18 of 45X45 (Fibro)

Thursday, September 18, 2014


I talk about my recent diagnosis and my plan of action.

  
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ATGOALWT 9/18/2014 11:11PM

  I do not suffer from what you have but I hear getting in a pool and just walking in the pool or treading water would cause the least amount of pressure and pain. A nice warm indoor pool.

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SUN66SHINE 9/18/2014 9:40PM

    I'm so sorry that you are suffering such debilitating issues. I have some really good friends who suffer fibromayalsia (sp?). I don't know what they do to alleviate the pain or modify their daily routine to accommodate the issue, but I'll find out and share with you. I like how you're getting this out there because there may be other SP members who are at a stopping point in their health journey due to the same issue and your svlogs may help get them going.



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SIRENAOFTHESEA 9/18/2014 3:55PM

    You are an amazing woman. I was diagnosed with Fibro a couple of years ago and I still am searching. Everyone is an individual what works for one doesn't work for the other. I haven't been able to find any meds that help with the pain. I missed the name of your meds(I'll see the video again lol). I know my body feels better when I workout but, let me tell the first couple of weeks of working out really are tough. I think some of it is soreness and some of it is Fibro. I wish you the best of luck! Keep us all posted on your journey. emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 9/18/2014 2:03PM

    Glad to hear that you've not only got a diagnosis, but are also making a plan of action so you can get started on accomplishing your goals. Looking forward to hearing what is working best for you!



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Day 13 of 45X45

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Re-uploading from last night, since the power went out right in the middle! Ugh. I talk about changes and my all-or-nothing stinkin' thinkin'.

  
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ATGOALWT 9/14/2014 5:25PM

  I liked when you mentioned the all or nothing state of mind because that's what I have trouble with. You'll find what works for you and the fact that you talk about it and work it out, I see you being successful with what you need and what will work for you.

It took me a while to figure out what I needed to do opposed to what I thought I should be doing. Being true to me really worked and I lost 50 pounds 4 years ago on Sparkpeople and have kept it off. I probably have 7 more pounds to be in a normal BMI but as a post menopausal woman I just care about being healthy and active which I am.

I like your open and candidness and think the way you figure things out will lead you to being successful with this journey. Thanks for sharing and look forward to your next vlog.

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SEATTLE58 9/14/2014 3:26PM

    It's good to take the time to vent out like you did here. Hopefully that wlll make you feel so much better. Take the time to do it as often as you need to. emoticon I have a dear friend who has trouble with depression from time to time, and she loves to keep busy like alot of people do, but also she changes her rooms, as far as just even the same furniture getting moved around and then changes the decor too. She love interior decorating and has picked up things here and there, so she has things on hand, like picture changing, etc. Alot of 2nd hand too. Just a thought if that would appeal to you. You can completely change the look of rooms. I love that idea and have done some of it too, but I don't really have trouble with depression. Ya, I guess you just have to prioritize what you're doing and delete some that you can and other things are at the top of the list. I think I remember that you take care of your dad and a person sure can use a break from that from time to time too. Take care and take advantage of help too, if you can.
Hugs to you, Karen

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SUN66SHINE 9/14/2014 2:53PM

    Gosh....I'm sorry there's so much going on right now for you. I totally understand about being in a support group where not only do you give but you are able to receive and from peers facing similar challenges and goals. I have 152 lbs to lose so for me, too, a pound lost doesn't on me doesn't look like a pound lost on a smaller person. Thanks for sharing your challenges. I am a believer that if one person is experiencing a challenge there are tons more experiencing similar challenges.

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Day 11 of 45X45 (Control)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Whoa...today was a bust. I felt generally dissatisfied with the whole day. In other words, "Blah". emoticon



It wasn't one thing that I could put my finger on...it was just a general feeling. I know that these days will come and go, and I know that I can't necessarily control when or why they happen, but I do know that I can CONTROL HOW I RESPOND TO THEM.



It's an ongoing thing, this life we lead. I have learned that while trying to lose weight, I'm also working on other aspects of my being, such as control issues. My daughter, who is 22, has 2 part-time jobs, one that starts early in the morning and one in the evening. The other morning, I was getting up and leisurely getting ready for the day in my bedroom. She suddenly burst in and yelled, "It's 8:45!", and then began to freak out because she was over an hour late, having slept through her alarm. I calmly told her to call her boss, explain what happened, throw some clothes on, and leave. She did try to sneak in that I should have noticed she wasn't at work and to wake her, or something to that effect, but that bounced right off me...uh uh...not going to work, sweetie.



I've always known that weight loss is about control, but it does take a bit to realize that you ARE in control, especially when food is either "a beacon" or "calls out" to you. Taking back that control is an important step in the weight loss process, because as long as you let food take the wheel, you'll be going down a dead-end street. A really really long one.



So, I've learned that WHAT you can control is as important as being IN control. Working on the two together can be like mixing oil and water...but with the right attitude, I can make some changes and end up with oil and vinegar (and a mighty tasty salad dressing in the process).

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KAREN-IS-HERE 9/12/2014 11:19AM

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Day 8 of 45X45

Monday, September 08, 2014

Just a little update...

  
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CHERYL_ANNE 9/9/2014 7:43PM

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SUN66SHINE 9/9/2014 12:32AM

    Busy is good! Sorry you've been experiencing depression, it's a tough enemy to fight. Glad you have a good group of friends to encourage and support you. Your hair is adorable. I love the natural curl. hahahaha you handled the "accident" with your water well...didn't get you off track with your discussion.Um.....hahaha that was funny. That's okay to repeat things in videos because new people join every day and haven't heard stuff you said before. I think it is good for you to workout with dad!! I wish mine were still alive to see my success with my healthy choices. Thanks for posting!
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SEATTLE58 9/8/2014 5:18PM

    I really think it's quite awesome that you showed some weight loss, even that amount. I've been pretty much maintaining forever it seems, so I really commend you on that. And probably next week, it'll really show a loss! emoticon Keep up the good work and I'll try to too. More good than bad. emoticon

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SPARK-PPL-GIRL 9/8/2014 3:37PM

    Hey long time no talk :-) It really makes me mad about how high calorie ice cream is and how theisn't that great of a selection of the lower calorie ones. I think they discontinued the little cups of Skinny Cow ... my favs were Chocolate Brownie and Strawberry Cheesecake. It really sucks. GNC is now making fudge bars in the frozen section if u can find them. They arent at all grocery stores but they are called Double Fudge and have added whey protein... i think they are only 110 calories per bar... waaayyy better than WW or Skinny Cow fudge bars.

Also if u can resist ordering other fast food... McDonalds vanilla ice cream cone is low fat and includes the wafer cone in the 170 calories worth of ice cream u can get. I usually hate vanilla ice cream but the calories fit well in my day so I do get it sometimes and its not bad :-)

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