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Monday, September 28, 2009

Ok, so a new week has started and although I don't have the resources to eat healthy, I will still give my best. The money thing is still a big issue, at least until Wednesday, but so far I have things worked out with things that I owe,
For my exercise I will be gonig to the fitness center at 3:30 this afternoon, and then again on Wednesday. I do have an out of town appointment tomorrow so maybe I can try and squeeze some time early that day to do some walking.
I have a membership with Curves and I've missed three months of workouts. I do want to get back there and am planning that for Friday. I also am a member of TOPS and will return to my group meetings next Tuesday.
I've been going up and down with the same 5-8 pounds and now I am determined to get below 330 by end of November. So here I go :)

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KAWENNAKE21 9/30/2009 12:40PM

    Good Luck...I Know You Can Do It!! emoticon

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GODSCLAY47 9/29/2009 6:13PM

    Sounds like a great plan! You can do it!!

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2BTHINMAMMA 9/29/2009 9:22AM

    Good for you for having a goal and a plan to get you there! emoticon emoticon

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TERIE93 9/29/2009 8:17AM

    I do so much better with the big picture when I get things like exercise and diet undercontrol. I think if we figure out how to do that everything else just falls in line so much better. Great plan!

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SNAZZYPS 9/28/2009 10:06PM

    Life gets in the way a lot. You have good plan. emoticon

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MSHOPPER63 9/28/2009 5:53PM

    Sounds like a solid plan JoeAnne, I am so glad to see you moving on. My girlfriend and her husband belong to TOPS in Louisiana. She has been gaining and losing the same 10 pounds for 3 months. Ok we want to get rid of these pounds and never see them again. Going back to the gym and curves will surely help you do that.

Have a wonderful week and drink your WATER !!


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    You can do this!!

Stay strong,

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KENCHRIS401 9/28/2009 4:40PM

    i hear you girl, although i had a 2 pound loss this week, i have been yo-yoing with these 2 pounds for months. I plan to kick it up a notch to try to get past them.

Good luck girl, you can do it!

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Why do I do this?

Friday, September 25, 2009

I have such guilt, that is giving me a headache and a distressed stomach. I know it's my fault. No I didn't gamble, but I used money that we didn't have, AND I used on myself. There's no way I can get refunded or replace this amount ($370) and now that amount is going to be increased with 7 overdraft fees of $35 each at my bank.
Why? Why? Why? I need prayer, I know only GOD can get me through this emotionally. As for my negative bank balance, well thay will be paid on the first of November, the only thing is it will make us short for that month.

Will I ever learn? I hope so.

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TERIE93 9/26/2009 11:56PM

    I am sorry that you have to go through this situation but if it helps you to come to grips then it could be a learning experience and hopefully you will grow from it. I have times when I am out of control in different areas of my life and usually if I take the time to pray about it and analyze it there is something bigger in my life that I am just not dealing with and the over indulging helps to fill that void or helps me to deny the real problem. Have you thought about things going on in your life that would leave you feeling empty like you had to spend that money to feel better about? I will certainly pray with you, I totally understand what you are facing.

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KEENTINA 9/26/2009 2:14PM

    Overspending is like dieting - hard habits to break and relearn. I started logging my spending and it seemed like I actually spent more because I was concentrating on it!

Good luck! I am going to church tonight and will remember you in my prayers!

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NELLIEC 9/26/2009 1:14PM

    The idea of counting by 35 ten times is good. Except that it should be 7 times, which is still a lot!!! It really brings home the reminder of the consequences.


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THREEE 9/26/2009 12:27PM

    wow...if you don't think there are prayers out here for you, you are not reading all of these beautiful replies of support...

as someone suggested, like dieting, you must have a plan...
AND you must forgive yourself...
AND you need to know WHY you are "emotionally" buying...
AND create diversions or counter attacks/strategies for when you are tempted...

i love the idea of not until the change container is full can you reward yourself with a present...

remember, your 300 dollar expense becames 7x35=245 PLUS 300...whatever you bought, was it worth over $500???

i also said a little prayer for you...when you get tempted again, instead of just counting to 10, why not count 10 by $35s...$35, $70, $105, $140, $175, $210, $245, $280, $315, $350

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MIMULUSBUG 9/26/2009 9:41AM

    I agree with everyone of the comments you've recieved so far. I will be praying for you too! When I'm working on problem area of my life I have found reading up on issue and using the suggestions or exercises in the text prayerfully can provide some additional insight & help.

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AMINAONE 9/26/2009 9:30AM will learn because with GOD all things are possible. must never give up. NEVER!!!! No matter what it looks like! emoticon

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MSHOPPER63 9/26/2009 8:47AM

    Joe Anne, just want to let you know I'll be praying that your situation improves sooner than later. I care deeply about you and hate seeing the pain that you are in.


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SLENDERELLA2010 9/26/2009 8:05AM


I'm sorry for your pain.

blessings, Sue

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GOING2LOSENOW 9/26/2009 12:29AM

    A Prayer When In Financial Trouble
But my God shall supply all your needs according to
his riches in glory.—Philippians 4:19

God, help me to straighten out my financial
problems. Release Your Godly wisdom so that
I may be a good steward over all that
You have given me. If my problems seem beyond repair,
help me find a way, Your way, to meet my obligations.
I place this need before You, knowing that You
will guide me to a good solution.
Please grant me the patience and tolerance
necessary to calm my spirit and help me to
remember that You have everything
under Your control and I have nothing to fear or worry.
Amen. emoticon

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KRYSIER 9/25/2009 11:57PM

    It is so good to see you be honest with yourself and be open with us. You are a strong person just for being that way. My prayers are for you. Stay before God.

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BABYJ1006 9/25/2009 11:52PM

    I am a shopaholic and if I have money, it will be spent no matter what. I cannot leave a store without purchasing SOMETHING. Even if it is chapstick, I must leave with something or I feel horrible the rest of the day. I have been working hard on slowing my spending habits down. I stay away from Walmart and the malls. When I go to any other store, I make a list and I stick to it when I shop. Once a week, I will reward myself with something small. (I gave myself a $20 limit). It's been working out pretty well so far.

If I can do this, you can do this. It is all about determination and dedication, just as working out and eating healthy. Your spending needs to go on a "diet" also. You need to figure out a plan and stick with it. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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KOI239 9/25/2009 11:27PM

    Put your loose change in a large jar. When it is full then treat yourself. When ever you are tempted to spend look at your jar and tell yourself you can wait till your jar is full.
At least that helps me.

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ABBIEOCHOA 9/25/2009 11:26PM

    Oh wow, does this sound familiar. It is so hard to tell yourself no sometimes but, the way our world has changed the last couple of years we have to.

It sounds like your faith will get you through this. Please trust in God and know that it will all work itself out (maybe not on your time, but His.)

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SAVINIJ 9/25/2009 11:24PM

    will keep you in my prayers tonight. If you are expressing guilt, then obviously care and want to change. Keep praying. Change will come.

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HEAVENLYCHILD83 9/25/2009 11:18PM

    This happens to a lot of people so please don't beat yourself up over it. I've done it myself a few times. It takes time to learn from mistakes. I know you will get through this as it sounds like you have before.

Maybe next time you want to splurge, before you do, sit down and right out a list of pros and cons of doing so. Or list why you want to and another list next to it for why you shouldn't right at that time. It might help you from running into this same problem again.

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Challenged-WW Back on Track

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I gained this week, but it makes me more determined to move. I have membership with the WeightWatchers online and they have issued a 4 week challenge and I am signed up.
For this week, it was to get back on the scale and thats what I did, revealing my current weight 339, I also posted my "What change will I make" and that was to exercise 3x at 15+ mintues.
Day 1 done with 30 minutes of exercise

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TORYSUE 9/23/2009 12:26PM

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TERIE93 9/22/2009 7:15PM

    We can do this, keep at it!

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MSHOPPER63 9/22/2009 4:17PM

    Joe Ann emoticon on the exercise. It looks like a few of us for off track for a little while. I'm just getting back myself. The only thing that matters is we are back and a losing weight we will be !!!


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MIMULUSBUG 9/22/2009 3:49PM

So glad to see that you got in 30 minutes of exercise today!!!

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CRISTOBALVAL 9/22/2009 3:27PM

    Good luck. I wish you success with your plan.

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2BTHINMAMMA 9/22/2009 2:59PM

    Way to go!! You've got a plan and determination to make it happen! Good for you!! You can do it!

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KO1215 9/22/2009 2:20PM

    Good for you! I wish you much luck!

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SNAZZYPS 9/22/2009 1:15PM

    You are back on track and that's what matters. I too gained some weight back, but this week is the first weigh in for the Biggest Loser challenge and it's time to get serious.

You can do it - you have the right frame of mind.

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NELLIEC 9/22/2009 1:10PM

    It sounds like you have a plan, so that is great!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ok, now I am ready to keep moving. My weight stayed the same for two weeks now (336), so I need to get moving, with more exercise, and the water. I went out of town for the weekend and i still feel bloated and constipated.

You all have a blessed week sparkfamily

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2BTHINMAMMA 9/18/2009 10:05AM

    I'm currently stuck too! We'll get there. You are a strong woman and those lbs have no chance against you! If you are looking for any challenges our team is doing weekly ones right may help ya (and me!!).

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GODSCLAY47 9/17/2009 9:24PM

    We are all here for you! Now is the best time to get things in action! Have a blessed day!

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    Keep moving and drinking that water! You're worth taking care of yourself!
Myrna emoticon

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***LISA*** 9/17/2009 7:25PM

    You can do it!!! Time to break through that plateau!!! Hope you feel better soon!!

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A little is better than nothing :)

Monday, September 07, 2009

I lost about 1/4 pound this week, and I am happy about that, cause to me it's progress. Goals for the week:
4 days of 15+ minutes of exercise
2 fruits servings daily
2 milk servings daily
and catch up on my FP4H Bible study

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PEBBLES32165 9/9/2009 1:21PM

    That's wonderful. Now if we can just get you over to the tea page. . .

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TERIE93 9/8/2009 8:14PM

    Looks like you are heading in the right direction, the shorter goals seems really good.

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TORYSUE 9/8/2009 2:26PM

    Slow but sure will win the race. emoticon

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PAHOLMES39 9/8/2009 1:43PM

    Just keeep going ahead---and it will get easier.

Have a great week!!

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2BTHINMAMMA 9/8/2009 9:43AM

    You are so right any weight loss is a very good thing! I like your goals, too! Way to go!

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CHANA-D 9/8/2009 6:03AM

    As long as you are moving towards your goals - progress is great!! I like that you set goals for the week. I think I need to follow your great example and set some mini goals each week. So my goals for this week will be to
1) Exercise for 15+ minutes per day
2) 3 fruits/vegetables per day
3) go to bed at a reasonable time in order to get enough sleep each night

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MAMALAW 9/7/2009 10:48PM

    You are so right anything is better than nothing. Keep up the good work!!

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GIGIDEANA130 9/7/2009 10:47PM

  I like your goals !! You are right any loss of weight is a good thing.

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