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Thursday, June 06, 2013

A year ago I blogged on needing help. And...I have since done NOTHING to help myself!!!! Here I am a year later and I am up 23 lbs. Feeling digusted with myself. Why can't I get back on track and stay committed to healthy living.
My commitment today (3 days before heading for vacation, Am I Nuts)
Healthy eating
Logging my food every day
Getting Active
How I feel and how I look is nothing that 23 lbs can't fix!!!!
Words of encouragement appeciated

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JNVENUTI 6/6/2013 4:48PM

    Thanks Everyone and Saracondon I am far from a Pro. I used to be. I like the idea of having a drill sargeant. I think i have to go one minute at a time . UGH! Just downed quarter bag of scoops. I am a compulsive eater . Have to remember the basics every minute of every day I will stay on SP to stay on target

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    I believe in you!! I go on vac in 14 days & I am going to try hard to keep to my goals while I am gone. I hope you stick to yours & have a blast while away!!! When you get back don't put it off :) we have your back.

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SARIANEC 6/6/2013 2:51PM

    Maybe a little nuts :)

Healthy Eating and more activity are do-able, even on vacation, but i don't know if the logging will fit in well.

when you return. Take it one step at a time. Focus on the nutrition and logging -- I have learned that logging is very important for me. It makes me think about everything I'm eating. Of course move more, but I think trying to drastically change everything at once can be difficult to maintain. Plus the improved nutrition will make you feel better and more like getting active, at least it worked that way for me.

While your are working all that out, try different activities. Go to a new exercise class or by a new dvd, whatever works. If you find something you like to do, of course it makes doing it a lot easier. Maybe even find a work out buddy.

If you need a drill sergeant and log into sparks regularly, I'm certainly willing to help emoticon

ENJOY your vacation.

Ok - so I visited your page and I see your are a pro at this, so my advice is probably not much help. Maybe you should be helping me. Enjoy your vacation and if you need someone to chat with and keep you honest when you return, let me know.

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PROPMAN1 6/6/2013 2:47PM

  Okay so you didn't do anything...it's not too late...who knows maybe (depending on where you're vacationing) you'll get some inspiration while on vacation. If not....prepare to start as soon as you get back. Good Luck.

Enjoy your vacation!! emoticon emoticon

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I need HELP!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Here I am 1 year smoke free and I should be so proud of myself. Well I am and I am not! In this last year taking the final step towards my healthy lifestyle, I have put 18 poinds back on. It is a combination of things
1. No smoking - that speeds the metabolism
2. WAY less exercising - I have developed major back issues that restrict me from exercising - gentle water aerobicsand easy yoga have been the extent of it
3. Way less motivation - can't see the light at the end of the tunnel past my belly4. Less commitment to the healthy lifestyle

It gets very depressing. Even when I was 215 lbs, I was always an active person. Not being able to move like I used to and be as active really has me down.

The ironic thing is that yesterday I got a letter from my company that they want to feature me as their wellness spokesperson. They have watched me transform my life from an obese smoker to what looks like a healthy vibrant person. I think that letter is what got me thinking about this. On the outside I look good but on the inside I am dying

Is this just my "fat mentality" playing with me? Is it that my whole life I don't picture myself as that healthy in shape person? Is it me again, sabotoging my own success?

So here I am reaching out to SPARKPEOPLE... The place where I found my healthy self and got the support I needed to get where I am.
Any feedback. words of encouragement etc are greatly appreciated.

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JNVENUTI 7/19/2012 7:49AM

    Thank you everyone - emoticon emoticon

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IFFYIFFY 7/18/2012 2:16PM

    That they want to feature says to me that what others see is someone who has made changes for the better and you are inspiring. You quit smoking, that is HUGE. That you are having back issues and still try/want to exercise is HUGE. Two HUGE changes in your life that you should be proud of. Maybe focus on healing instead of weight loss for a while. Sometimes a different way of looking at things can help. There is a light at the end of that tunnel but sometimes we just need shorter tunnels to get through to the end goal.

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BRENJET 7/18/2012 9:24AM

    I completely agree with Peter...YOU are an excellent wellness spokesperson--YOU QUIT SMOKING!!! That's one of the hardest things to do...ever. I quit on May 7th and think about it everyday. Use that same tenacity, that same self motivation, that same determination that you use to stay smoke free to make those little changes that add waaaaaaaay up. YOU can do this. Be super proud of your accomplishments. Inspire those people in your company--it will help to re-inspire you. See yourself the way they see you. You are amazing! emoticon

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DLKGOSLING 7/18/2012 8:54AM

    I gave up smoking in Jan 12, and now I'm looking to reduce the weight, first time on a serious weight loss programme, First of all remember you've cracked the smoking , don't under-estimate that, in fact that in itself would make you a valuable wellness spokesperson. Look at all the weight you've lost, you just need to get back in the saddle so start today bit by bit.
Good luck with it Peter

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Being Honest

Friday, December 09, 2011

Up and Down...up and down!! For the last 6 months that is the way of my scale. How does a person eat the correct amount of calories and yet gain 2 pounds in a week? I can easily gain 5 lbs in a week. How is my weight only 6 lbs up from 6 months ago (and my dishonesty blames that on quitting smoking) and my waist is almost 4 inches bigger?
Watching Biggest Loser last week I heard Dolvett Quince, who is my favorite trainer on the show, say to the contestant. "Be honest with yourself. When you get honest with yourself the weight never comes back" That has stuck in my head all week.
Well its time for me to be honest with myself.
I cannot eat like alot of people.
I cannot be sedentary.
God did not make me like that.
I sometimes think it would be nice to be able to eat whatever I want and not think about is it good for me or how many calories is that. Yep, that would be nice but its not my reality.
Being honest.....
I have to eat foods low in fats, sugars, and empty calories
I have to exercise every day, no matter how short the session is
I have to stop making excuses
I have to stop denying that I'm off track
I have to admit that these 5 lbs gained will continue to grow and eventually be 50 lbs
I need to do yoga to feel my best
I need to not just blog about this and talk about this, I need to do this!!

Now that I've written this all down, I need to take action!

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CHANGEDIN09 12/19/2011 9:48AM

    This post is EXACTLY how I feel. And the biggest loser always motivates me. I love Dolvett also. He's my favorite and I hope they keep him on. I didnt care for Anna Kournikova.

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PATTYKLAVER 12/9/2011 10:10AM

    It's so hard to learn what is best for your own body. Other people will always be giving you suggestions. Try the ones you want to, keep the ones that work, and disregard the rest. Yes, we all have to learn and be honest with ourselves. But also remember that your body will naturally fluctuate a few pounds on its own for a variety of reasons. When I am on my feet too much or my arthritis acts up, I will gain water weight. I weigh heavier right after I drink coffee or a lot of water (and before they've worked their way out of my body.) Just try your best and remember to pay attention to the little things your body is telling you. Good luck.

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AUNTB63 12/9/2011 8:45AM

    I feel your pain. If we can't be honest with ourselves who should we be honest with. Your list has put me where I also need to be.....I'm not fooling anyone, but myself and I am only "hurting" myself...so...today (and hopefully) here after being honest with myself is going to be a priority. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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THISISPRIVATE 12/9/2011 8:02AM

    I am in the same boat and so understand how hard it is. I am with you on this. I too need to take action. Good luck to both of us my friend.

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Saturday, November 05, 2011

WOW! Last 4 months have been a whirlwind, and it's been 4 months since I blogged. Actually last blog was announcing being a Grandma. These last 4 months have been the happiest of my life.

However, I have lost having the focus on me and my healthy lifestyle. I am still not smoking. My weight only fluctuates up and down 3 lbs. I log into Sparkpeople and log my food daily. BUT....and we all know that "BUT" wipes out everything said before it. I barely work out. As a result of that my lower back aches are back. My body is not in the same shape that it was. (flab has come back) I eat not as healthy as I should. I feel myself falling into my old lifestyle.

Well I am here to announce that today is the day. FOCUS BACK ON ME!
Back on a regular work out routine. I have registered my 'Race for The Cure" team. Jan 29th race and I will run it! (even though I said I'd never do that again)
I will get my body back to being fit and strong
My meals will be well planned and thought out.
I will lose these last 10 lbs of my goal.

No more excuses!!

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SWEETLIPS 11/6/2011 10:49AM

    Welcome home. I so understand having a new baby in the house. It is never too late to begin again. I want to the do the race as well, what made you not want to do it again?

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BHOLMAN1005 11/5/2011 10:50AM

    Good for you getting back on track--I am too, wishing us both good luck emoticon

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Grandma is in the House!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

With the help of Sparkpeople and the support of Spark Friends I am an in shape non smoking Grandma!!
4 weeks smoke free and only gained 2 lbs. and I think thats from my 4th of July weekend eating.
Beautiful Grand daughter born June 26th.
Life is Good!

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MEYLOSE 7/10/2011 11:50PM

    Now that is wonderful NEWS!!!!

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