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Determined?.....not me :(

Friday, September 04, 2009

My daughter "Camie" has been asked to be a part of her cousin's wedding next February. She has decided to lose some pounds for this event, since she has been working she has lost some weight already and looks really good.
Camie started going to the fitness center, at least 3 times this week, and asked me to go with her. I did make it twice but it seems I have no motivation to do anything, except today. Since no one was home, (except my grandson) I decided to pop in a WATP cd and did that. I felt good after and now decided I'll try that again tomorrow.
I'm guessing that since my diabetes BS reading are a lot better, then I'm doing ok, but that's not true. I realize now that to get off the insulin I have to exercise, so I am determined to reach this goal. Have a great weekend ya'll emoticon

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WLROSIE 9/5/2009 9:48PM

    Try a variety of different things until you find something that works for you and that you really enjoy. For me, it's aerobics and jogging in the pool. you can look at different free videos here on Spark People or you can rent exercise dvds or even get free from the library. When you find a few that you enjoy, invest in them!
Good luck.

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ACLINE9527 9/5/2009 11:26AM

    emoticonon doing the exercise, but time spent at the gym with your daughter sure does sound like it would be nice. U 2 can be each others support. Anna emoticon

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JOYFUL_JO 9/5/2009 9:14AM

    Finding the right exercise for you is important. If you can't get excited about the gym, then it's wise to start with your cd. Just be sure you are working out hard enough to get those endorphins pumping. :) Eventually, you will plateau with the cd and maybe then you'll be more interested in the gym. If you DO the cd and are consistent, you'll have better results than only going to the gym occasionally when you feel like it. So if you aren't determined, then maybe it's because that's not the right thing for you right now. Once you find your "groove" you'll find your determination. It helps to pray! Have you ever heard Selah (Nicol Sponberg) sing "What a friend we have in Jesus. All our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry EVERYTHING to Him in prayer. Oh what peace we often forfeit...oh what needless shame we bear, all because we do not carry EVERYTHING to G-d in prayer"? That song motivates me so much. You can listen on YouTube. I am finding that when I struggle, if I pray, G-d helps me past that struggle. I was really not determined and was fearful. Then I prayed and asked G-d to help me gain momentum and He did. I'm only down about 5 pounds and I have 63 to go *big sigh* but I am doing what so many people say on here...I'm not focused on losing 68 pounds, I'm focused on losing ONE pound. Just keep losing the next pound. We can do this!! emoticon

May G-d bless your efforts.

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BATCHEK 9/5/2009 8:52AM

    When I joined in December, I was really motivated. I was about to turn 40 and about 45 pounds overweight. I did great for several months then just dropped it. Couldn't really get motivated to do anything about it. Got back in July taking smaller steps and making shorter term goals for myself. Now I really think I can do this without getting burned out.

Good luck on your journey! We're all here for you :)

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MATEYMATE1 9/5/2009 12:43AM

    When I joined sparkpeople last Nov 08 I was taking 5 injections a day for my diabetis. I have lost 22 pounds so far now I am only taking 4 injections a day. Next month I may go down to 3 a day. My bs are really great and I now walk to my mp3 at my own pace I do about 3 walks a day 15 to 30 min each. THIS COULD BE YOU. It is so doable. Get with it and put yourself first you deserve it.
Good luck.
Love Syl

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SUNBEAMJANEAL 9/4/2009 10:20PM

    I think it's a great idea to just focus on your goal for tomorrow...doing a workout DVD. That is totally doable and not overwhelming. I think we all get overwhelmed sometimes when we make huge, grand plans for ourselves...for example "I'm gonna workout everyday!" What is more realistic and encouraging is to say "I'm going to walk 1 mile tomorrow." That way we are able to easily reach our goals and don't feel bad because we failed. You're doing great. Keep it up, my friend.

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GODSCLAY47 9/4/2009 8:17PM

    I find in order to lose I have to exercise,,,and I hate it. I'm hoping one day I will wake up and love it. I find posting and reading blogs help me out alot too. But if you do find the key to ''loving exercising '' please share it with me!!

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DANA47 9/4/2009 7:50PM

    I hate it to. But I am determined to get this weight off. But I believe we can do it. Good luck.

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TLOVESC1125 9/4/2009 6:41PM

  Good for you! I don't know how to stay motivated have the time either if you figure out anything good let me know.

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SOADROXMYSOX 9/4/2009 6:12PM

    Keep it up! Exercise even when you hate it!
I have to, otherwise I will never do it. I praise those people that find a way to love exercise but I don't think I will ever go insane like those people :)

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My movement for today

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Although I didn't get to do a morning walk, I did make it to Church (it's been awhile) and today after dinner, my husband surprised me by asking me to go for a walk with him. It was probably about 15 minutes but it was enough for me. Every little bit helps.

I saw this quote on someone else's page and I really liked it. And it's from one of my favorite authors. Joyce Meyer
"Iíll never give up! Godís on my side. He loves me, and Heís helping me! Iím going to make it!"

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TERIE93 8/31/2009 9:55PM

    I have been reading that breaking up your exercise into smaller increments is just as good, maybe it would be easier for you to do 10 or 15 min in the morning and then 10 or 15 in the evening? I would love to exercise in the morning for a few minutes but can't make myself get out of bed in time before work! Glad you got to go to Church this week. : ) teri

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GODSCLAY47 8/31/2009 3:46PM

    Those 15 mins were well spent---it all adds up---keep up the good work!!

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NELLIEC 8/31/2009 12:44PM

    It's great that your husband asked you to walk with him! emoticon

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SLOLOSER 8/30/2009 11:43PM

    Good quote!

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PEPPERLEAH 8/30/2009 10:15PM

    Yes, every little bit helps! Glad you had a good day!

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KNICKGIRL 8/30/2009 9:52PM

    emoticon on the walk. Every minute counts! Now if only I could get my husband to get walking with me emoticon

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For today.....

Saturday, August 29, 2009

For today....
I will write in my prayer journal, I will eat 2 fruits, and drink 4 (16oz) bottles of water.

For today,...
I am done with 25 minutes of exercise. I am done procrastinating for today.

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Keep up the great work!

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SAMIAM130 8/30/2009 3:47AM

    This is awesome!

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DIFROMWYOMING 8/29/2009 6:22PM

    Good for you!

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GODSCLAY47 8/29/2009 4:12PM

    excellent goals! I always helps me when I blog about my goals for everyone to see,,,,then I really feel obligated to do them!

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SUSAN134 8/29/2009 3:32PM

    emoticon emoticon

You are having a great day, your goals are being met.....wonderful!!! Pat yourself on the back!

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CHERN009 8/29/2009 2:52PM

    I like having my exercise done early as well because then I feel like I will not be able to make some excuse later. I also feel like I get the energy to do the other things I have to get done for that day. God Bless, Chern

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SUNBEAMJANEAL 8/29/2009 2:27PM

    I think your goals for today are totally doable. Good job on getting your workout out of the way. I'm fixing to go to the gym for mine. Keep up the good work and let us know how today goes.

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TERIE93 8/29/2009 2:25PM

    Way to go, already done exercising. I need to follow your lead. : ) teri

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Again, and again, again..........

Monday, August 24, 2009

I know I'm bad, I just can't seem to get things going. Most times I start out good but then I start slacking, or gettin lazy and then I start again. Oh well, I'm not ready to give up so I'll start again.

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TRACYZABELLE 8/26/2009 7:00AM

    as long as you keep strarting instead of throwing in the towel that is all that matters

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SUSAN134 8/25/2009 10:46PM

    You slipped, that does not make you bad (human maybe, but not bad). You are not giving up and that makes you great!!! You can do this.....we are all fighting this
weight battle together and we will overcome the power that food seems to have on us. Baby steps, my friend. Never give up!!!


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NELLIEC 8/25/2009 4:42PM

    You've heard the saying, "one step back and two steps forward." Well, sometimes I suspect the saying should be: "two steps back and fall forward on your face!"

Just keep plugging. Old habit die hard!

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MAMAT08 8/25/2009 10:27AM

    you know what they say ..."if at first you don't succeed, try try again". As long as you don't give up you always have the chance of winning the battle.
Good luck

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MS24GAL 8/25/2009 8:27AM

    You can do it! You've done an awesome job so far!

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SENKYOUSHI 8/25/2009 5:06AM

    You are a member of the CAD team. Do you have a book for the plan? My suggestion would be to read a few pages each day. As you read and learn, it will help you to keep your focus. Don't quit!

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TERIE93 8/24/2009 9:26PM

    It is a journey, we can't quit, but sometimes we do take the wrong road and have to find our way back. Welcome back, friend. : ) teri

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PEPPERLEAH 8/24/2009 8:01PM

    You'll get there! Just keep going. One step at a time. It will come off. And remember, God loves you just as you are. He isn't condemning you; so don't condemn yourself.

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SUSIEW51 8/24/2009 2:59PM

    This is more a comment than a question to you: WHO put this idea in our heads that, if we don't follow a certain path, we are "bad"? Who tells us that if we "slip up" along that path that we are "bad"? WE are not "bad". You know God loves you. Yes, life is a struggle. Yes, some struggle over weight and health issues. Does that make us "bad"? No, it does NOT.

YOU are struggling with weight issues but you are LOVED by God and by your sisters here on SP.

Every morning when you wake up, remind yourself of this.


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MOTHER-NATURE 8/24/2009 2:52PM

    Good girl ... never never give up, you can do this .. YES YOU CAN !!

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JANEENV1 8/24/2009 1:52PM

    these old habits die hard--there is always healing that needs to take the Lord on your pain-past and present--dig into his word--what is blocking yo r healing process

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YJKARIES 8/24/2009 1:50PM

    Listen, I've been there. Started and then quit or ate something bad and then felt guilty.

You need to really psych yourself into truly wanting this. For me, all I had to do is look in my full length mirror and just my clothes not fitting. When I had to go up a size when I went pant shopping recently I said "That's It!".

I've been back on the wagon now and lost 3 lbs and at least 1/2 pant size already because I psyched myself and know that losing weight and inches is what I want.

Don't you want that too? I'm here if you need support!

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IM-SO-WORTH-IT 8/24/2009 1:44PM

    For God did not give us the spirit of timidity, but a spirit of POWER, of LOVE, and of SELF-DISCIPLINE, 2Timothy 1:7

I hang onto this verse when I feel weak and want to give into the urge to eat when I should not or the desire to skip the exercise. He has given me the POWER to conquer my weaknesses, and the SELF-DISCIPLINE to conquer my weakness and the ability to LOVE doing it! (And love myself while I am at it.)

Grab hold to the verse - Notice that the verse says "US" not me. This gift has been given to you too!

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KEEKEE1ST 8/24/2009 12:48PM

    I go through the same thing also. The important this is we never give up. Just take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time. We can do this. I just know we can. Hang in there...

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SPARK-KELLI 8/24/2009 12:40PM

    I go through the same thing... most days are a struggle to reach my goals, but I KEEP TRYING! That's the key, right? I seem to "start over" A LOT.

Let's start over again today! Right now, ok?


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PEBBLES32165 8/24/2009 12:39PM

    You can never give up! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Focus on one thing you can change today. One bad habit that you can get rid of. And if you need me you know where to find me. Marco!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dear Lord GOD, you are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Thank You that my soul can praise You, for You have been good to me. Amens

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MS24GAL 8/18/2009 8:26AM

    Amen! Nice!

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ORANGESERBERT 8/16/2009 3:42PM

    What a pleasant surprise, I repeated your prayer 3 times.

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