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Tired but uplifted!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Today my son had surgery and we went to the hospital very early 6am. I didn't sleep well last night thinking about everything. After the surgery, I was exhausted but felt I better exercise or I would fall asleep and not get in my cardio. I went to the gym and worked out. Every step was an effort. While I was exercising, Dr. Oz was on and showed a young woman who weighed 700 lbs. She wanted to lose weight. I listened as I exercised and thought that could be me, but for the grace of God. Suddenly my tiredness left me as I realized how lucky I am to have SparkPeople helping me to become healthy. Being able to exercise is a blessing and I should be thanking God I have the health and ability to be active.

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    You make a valid point. Being able to exercise is a blessing. Good for you for sticking with it even though you were tired!

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lots of questions?????

Monday, February 07, 2011

Today I am a little down, I didn't lose much weight this week, .5 lbs. and I purposely worked hard to eat my minimum number of calories and exercise and drink the water. I am eating healthy, and seem full, but the scale doesn't lower. I need to loose weight to get out of the pre-diabetic stage. I can gain weight quickly, why is losing it take so long? I am thinking that I need lower minimums since I am older and have had problems with lots of diets in the past. I think I ruined my metabolism!!!! What to do? I need advice!!!! Help!!!!! emoticon

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DOLPHINKARIN 2/7/2011 9:43PM

    I agree with the other posts. Losing is good. Slow and steady wins the race. Also, you are probably gaining muscle with your exercising. Try to give yourself other indicators of how you are doing.

How are you feeling? more energy? better sleep?
How are your clothes fitting?

If you are eating right and exercising keep with it.

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    1/2 a pound is fine! You're on track for healthy, permanent weight loss! The more slowly you lose, the more likely you are to be able to maintain it and keep it off permanently. emoticon

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TBID227 2/7/2011 5:48PM

    Yay for losing! Maybe you gained some muscle this week? Keep at it for another week, don't lose hope! You are doing great!

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Friday, February 04, 2011

Today I have had an ahha moment. I just realized that this is a lifestyle change I am undertaking. In the past I was always looking for a quick fix to my weight loss efforts. But after I lost the weight, I would just return again to my old habits and regain the weight! Now I am slowly learning how to rethink my food choices and learn the rewards of becoming healthy. Loosing weight is important, but making the lifestyle changes necessary to remain healthy from now on is more important. I am through with yoyo dieting. I now need to become diligent in measuring foods and making wise choices, trying healthy recipes, and persevering to my new goals! Laziness is not an option! "If it is to Be it is up to Me(and GOD)!" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

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DOLPHINKARIN 2/5/2011 12:37AM

    And He knows what you need to make this a lifestyle change. Keep up the great work and continue to go to Him for strength and wisdom.

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Karin :)

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