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I Want Off This Roller Coaster Ride, NOW!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I know I am cut out for this. I can do it. I will do it. I wish I could say, it's not my fault. Is it my fault. Who care who's fault it is....What can I do to fix it. I honestly believe there is much more at play here than I really know. I think I am scared. I am scared that I will be treated like a piece of meat by men. I don't want to be treated like a sexual object. Is there something in my past that has screwed me up so bad that I have to deal with first? I have bounced my weight around my entire life. I just want to be healthy and active. I don't have the notions in my head as many women (sexy, happy, find love etc.) I was a size 16 before I even noticed my weight and by the time I was 18, I was an 18. At 20 when I had my son I was 228 lbs. by 2005 I was 250 lbs. After a stroke in 2009 I was 286 lbs. That was a wake up call lost almost 50 lb. Was very close to my pre-baby weight and freaked (I think) and plateaus. After going back to college I gained 30 lbs. Lost 20 of it over Christmas break. Now stuck between 245 and 250.
IF THIS IS A ROLLER COASTER RIDE, I WANT OFF I AM SICK.
I am ready for the "lifestyle change" I need it.

  
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LADYHAWKES 4/14/2014 10:43AM

    Praying you find the right path....it starts with close connection and walk with God everyday for me....NEVER before did I feel this weight loss issue was "worthy" enough to trouble God for asking for help. But as I began this journey God opened my eyes to the fact that not being balanced in my physical life is important him, it opens the door for a more balanced spiritual life. Praying for you...Daniel Sparkers love to pray for your needs and journey!

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/14/2014 4:33AM

    Keep writing! Keep digging into your feelings. I bet there is something there that is behind what you are feeling now. I had to do the same thing and finally found something that I had buried deep and totally forgotten about. You can do it too. Just keep on writing and searching. You can do this. You are soooooo worth the effort!
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GENRE009 4/14/2014 12:15AM

    I had to join weight watchers to learn a new life style. they teach you what , how , and when to eat. Without learning life style you'll always feel like you are on a roller coaster. Even skinner people that gain weight have problem over coming many of their bad habits. But I always say that when you get healthier you need to grow in your mind, body, and emotions. Many people need to get over their self esteem problems too. Or what ever had gotten them heavy in the first place. take care, hope this helped you. eva

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Vacation

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my Vacation. It was the break I needed. We went from the cold in Ohio. Missed the big snow storm and headed to Florida. We visited Family friends, visited 4 beaches, discovered a lot of history and was on the go from about 7 am till 8 pm checking everything out. Now I did gain some weight but I am not sure if that was from Christmas and coming off my Eat to live plan. My plan for success for at least 90 days is I am going to Power 90. I know for my size and current health this will be a challenge. My Dr. told me as long as I am not hurting myself, and eating healthy I can do what I want. With the exercise- I plan to stick to the schedule. I will try everyday, modify as needed and take breaks as needed. I will be moving at that is the goal! For Eating- I want to go back on Eat to live but modified a little. I still want to eat my veggies (the more the better) but I want to add more dairy, yogurt at least. I also want eggs at least 2x a week. I will still rotate my carbs ( cards for breakfast everyday) and light cards every other day. Chris Powel's method. Like I have said before, ! plan can not and will not work for me, I will modify as needed. I would love feedback about my plan and any advice you care to share especially about Power 90
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TREE57 1/8/2013 6:06PM

    What a nice break from the cold weather! Sounds like you have a plan to start the new year.

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NO MORE GOAL DATES!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

There will be no more goal dates for me because I looked back in my food diary and weight loss journal and every time I set a goal to lose before such a date, I don't lose anything and a few times had gained. There is no lack of effort during these times. I went vegan for the past 4 weeks and I didn't hope for a number and I lost 16 lbs. I also love fruit and veggies. There is something magical about fresh spinach. I am still headed for my sexy mama goal of 227 lbs but I will not set a date. I want to lose 1-2 lbs a week. Lose something! I will use the 90/10 method 90 percent great healthy and 10 percent not quite that good. I will avoid sugar I want to eat a little processes food as possible. I need my granola bars! Thanks to all of you that has supported me this far. We still have a long way to go but the future looks bright and healthy. emoticon

  
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LAURAAT 11/14/2012 12:57PM

    Sounds like a plan perfectly suited for you. I'm glad you've found a way to personalize your plan so much. Awesome!!
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BETHELLE31 11/13/2012 9:16PM

    Sounds like a plan. I try not to do goal dates either. I focus on goal weights. Small ones that seem easy to obtain. When I was 275, my first goal was 250. When I reached that, my next goal was 230. I am now 11lbs a way. I hope to have that gone by Xmas, but won't be mad if I don't quite make it. I think you have a great attitude this time around and sometimes that is all it takes to get you to do what you need for yourself.

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CMRAND54 11/13/2012 8:28PM

    Sounds like a good plan to me.

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DOLLBABE56 11/13/2012 7:32PM

    I have found the same thing when I set goals. It sounds like you have a good plan. Stay focused, and you can do anything.

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MIDROAD 11/13/2012 7:29PM

    Sounds like a great plan. Much success to you!

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The 2012 Holiday Slim Down

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I typically do not recommend anything. This new challenge team I have too. I was looking for a new challenge I could do with my son that wasn't just meals and ideas to get families moving. This team has too challenges. 1 The weigh in challenge for Halloween then 2. Best of all we are in a marathon to the North Pole. We add up our miles and or exercise time (converted into miles) We are headed to the North Pole to get Santa's sleigh and bring it back. There are also real and virtual prizes for most miles and other along the way. Just working together is getting me motivated. emoticon

  
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JUJIFRUIT 9/10/2012 10:19AM

    You are doing great too!! It is a fun challenge. Let's get to the Norh Pole!!!!

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Seeing progress....finally!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I have been on this journey for a very long time. This time was Feb 2011. I lost some weight but nothing major. I had to get everything just right ( for me). I think that is key for myself. Every plan I have ever tried helped but was not a long term I couldn't live with my whole life thing. I took the parts of over i'd say 30 great plans and put them into the JoAnna Plan! My plan. I have lost a lot of weight this year almost 40 lbs. It is slow at times ( no loss for up to 5 weeks). I know Slower the better. Aug 2012 has been my month I am fitting into clothes that are size 20. I was in a 28in ladies and 56 in mens. I am one size away from my high school size. However I don't know how that applies because I am over 50 pounds heavier. I am stronger now than I was then. I have a whole lot of confidence now than in high school and happier than I have ever.

  
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HEALTHYAGER 8/30/2012 10:02AM

    Awesome work! Sounds like you are doing amazing work. Congrats on the new size down!

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