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Monday, October 06, 2014

I have been away for quite awhile. More than a few set backs. But, I am going to start again. First with my exercise. My goal is to focus on getting stronger first and watch portion control on food intake, which I am actually not too bad at. Although, I do need to make improvement on my food substitutions.

I am going to set easier goals so I don't give up again. That is a problem with me in the past....getting frustrated and shutting down. I am listening to more music and it makes me want to move and try again.

We will see. Day by day. Minute by minute. That is how I live.

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SUNRIZING 10/9/2014 1:18PM

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KNYAGENYA 10/7/2014 8:04AM

    Welcome back! You can do it. I have faith in you.

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    That is a good way to live :)

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MOM43BEES 10/6/2014 3:23PM

  Smaller goals sounds like a good plan. Everyone needs positive feedback to feel motivated and proud of success. Don't be afraid to change those goals once you find out what works best for you.

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Week Two

Monday, September 16, 2013

As I enter into week 2 of my renewed efforts to be healthy I feel encouraged. I am doing my weigh ins on the Monday of each week this time. Today I saw I had lost 5 pounds. Better than I had hoped. I am determined to keep up my efforts.

Getting back into the swing of it isn't as hard as I expected, but of course it isn't easy either. I think I am feeling better already though, even knowing that I am putting forth the effort.

I don't feel comfortable telling my family and friends much about my efforts. I don't want people looking at me (waiting for me to fail). I was even told by one friend the last time "don't throw away your fat clothes". I am determined to keep a positive outlook and not care what others think.

Also I gave up last time because I was not seeing any progress and let myself get too discouraged. I know that I am getting healthier just by moving and logging my food even if I don't see much on the scale. I know I was feeling stronger anyway the last time. So no matter what I am not giving up or giving in this time.

I decided with all the activities I have to do on the weekend it isn't practical for me to log, however I am still aware mentally of what and when I am eating. So I don't think I will let anyone (including me) sabotage my efforts.

We made a trip to the apple orchard this weekend. It was hard to pick apples, but it was fun and well worth the effort. I didn't log it, but I know the activity did me good. I was able to get my mother out of the house for the trip. She is mostly shut in and I know it affects her emotionally as well as physically. She couldn't pick apples, but I could tell that she and my dad had fun going. Not to mention how healthy fresh picked apples are. Round trip it took us 7 hours! Then my husband and I had another 2 hour drive home. We were exhausted but it was very much worth it to get my parents out of the house for a day.

Oh yes, we listened to the meeting with them before going to the orchard. So hubby and me didn't get home til about 10 pm.

Well, that's how our weekend went. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
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CELEST 9/18/2013 1:04PM

    Well done. I must admit the first time I kept my fat clothes, but this time I have not. I plan on catching myself if I even remotely think Im headed back there. I dont have money for more fat clothes, so Im going to keep it off this time.

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JOYCEATH50 9/17/2013 10:09AM

    Thanks for all the encouragement dear friends. LOVE YOU ALL emoticon

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CINA-MINI 9/17/2013 1:54AM

    Congratulations on your loss! 5 pounds in a week is awesome! As for those that are negative toward your goals, don't include them as your cheerleaders. I am sure there are some in your cong. that will cheer you on. We are always here to cheer you. Even if you have a bad day or two in a week, don't think about the "I should have done..." What's done, is done. Let it be.

Something the Brother that gave our talk on Sunday was a very good way to look at things. He said, when someone says something hurtful, and there will always be someone doing or saying things that they shouldn't. Even if they don't apologize, decide that since you want to be forgiven to just drop it, don't exchange it to the other hand, just let it go. I thought it was a good way of looking at things.

Sending hugs!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/17/2013 12:08AM

    Joyce, Susan's right, get rid of those fat clothes. Keeping them gives you permission to not keep trying. Having them on hand makes it too easy to give up on ourselves. After all, who wants to go buy more fat clothes when all it takes to fit better in our thinner clothes is to get back on track. Been there done that emoticon

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GAMOMMY3 9/16/2013 7:27PM

    Well, I say get RID OF THOSE FAT CLOTHES!!! You can do it! Sometimes I think our hardest battle is inside of our own heads. And 5 lbs is amazing!!! Well done! emoticon

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Finally Back

Monday, September 09, 2013

It's been a rough year, but with Jehovah's help, I think I am finally ready to try again.

I worked so hard over a year ago to lose weight and just didn't, so that I gave up. I recently found out I had a thyroid problem. Maybe that was the reason, maybe not, but I am ready to try again. Of course I am heaver than when I started the last time. I know it's not going to be easy, but I really need to succeed this time.

My numbers are still a bit low with the thyroid medicine, but we are working on getting the numbers in the right place. I started working out this am. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be, but it wasn't easy either. I have high hopes.

I am sorry for not keeping in touch with anyone. As I said it's been a rough year for me.

We just had our Circuit Assembly this weekend and I really, really, needed it. I feel Spiritually refreshed and took steps to eliminate some major distractions from my life. Necessary adjustments in entertainment among other things. I feel very good about the changes and I know Jehovah is proud of my efforts.

I hope everyone has been well. I look forward to renewing some friends and making some more.

My love and best wishes to all. emoticon emoticon

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WANT2BHEALTHY60 9/14/2013 4:25PM

    Join the club. Welcome back.
I too had a year long hiatus from Spark, and this team (gained 30 lbs as a result)
But health problems again made me realize that I need to be on a healthy track again.

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CINA-MINI 9/13/2013 1:18AM

    Welcome back! I look forward to your blogs again!


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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/9/2013 10:33PM

    emoticon back! I too battle a thyroid problem and take pills for it.

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GAMOMMY3 9/9/2013 8:31PM

    Welcome back! It has been a long year for many of us but we can always rely on Jehovah. So glad you enjoyed the CA too. emoticon

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BOOKWERME 9/9/2013 7:27AM

    You are not alone in the struggles to maintain forward momentum when things in life make it seem like a mountain we can't climb. are back on the trail and we are delighted to see you. Wishing you great success this time around. Just remember to be patient with yourself..don't let little set backs trip you up altogether. We are here to offer support! emoticon

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Getting back on track

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I am trying to get back on track this week. Started slow with swimming on Monday and Tuesday, and today I finally did a Just Dance 3 workout. I also logged my food today, so far doing good.

It has been a rough couple of weeks. My routine got all out of whack and I found myself sleeping all day and awake all night again. Today I got up at 11 am (better than 3pm) and did a workout.

A good friend of ours died last Thursday am. I went by to give my condolences to his daughter and was horribly, verbally, attacked. I wont go into the details but I cried for the next couple of days. My husband and I bent over backward for her dad and since she hates the witnesses, nothing we did for him mattered. It was awful. Within two days she had cleaned out his house, creamated him, (no service) and was gone! Really, who does that?

Well, I have had to pray alot and know her dad loved us and we loved him and that we will see him again. That is what matters, not what she imagined! I am glad people like that will be gone someday. Life is hard enough without people being mean and telling horrible lies about us.

Well, today is better. And at least I can talk about it a little without crying now. (Mostly)

I hope everyone is having a good day. Love to all....Joyce

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JOYCEATH50 6/14/2012 4:53PM

    Thanks to everyone for the encouragement. It has come at a time of great need. Love to you all..............Joyce

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CINA-MINI 6/14/2012 2:54PM

    I am so sorry that she treated you with such disrespect. I know that the loss hurt by itself and then her nastiness added to your pain.

Many hugs to you! I hope you are back on track soon.

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SUNRIZING 6/14/2012 12:54AM

    Love you Momma and I'm glad you're focusing on getting back on track and positive things

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/14/2012 12:49AM

    She may hate Witnesses but he was one and she can't change that fact. Unfortunatelly there are millions like her to a T. Hang in there emoticon

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GOPINTOS 6/13/2012 8:18PM

    So sorry to hear about your friend, and the way you were treated. I am glad to hear you are back on track though. Keep on keeping on!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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DANC783 6/13/2012 1:01PM

    Joyce, getting back on track is hard. Your friend who died knows that you were good to him. If his daughter does not want to admit it because of the grief she is going through, pray for her. She will come to her senses one day and realize that you and your husband were her dad's angels. Forget the hurt, I know it is hard, but concentrate on you. Get Joyce back on track. emoticon

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Weigh in day

Friday, June 01, 2012

Well, today was weigh in day. I forgot til after I ate breakfast and I had a few more clothes on than when I usually weigh but I managed to lose 1.3 pounds. Finally, the scale goes down just a bit. It is a slow process for me but little by little, I can tell I am getting stronger. I am hoping the coconut oil supplements help with my thryoid issue. Only time will tell.

I take the kids home tomorrow. Today it is only in the 60's, so no swimming. It's video game day for the kids. One of their friends has come over for a visit and they are all playing games together. It is cute to watch them.

Well, I hope everyone is having a great day. Sending love to you all. Joyce


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GLMOM2 6/2/2012 6:44AM

    Keep up the great work!

I like to think the slow & steady wins this race. emoticon
Keep on sparking on!!!

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BOOKWERME 6/1/2012 5:16PM

    emoticon So pleased for you. Keep up what you are is working. emoticon

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MOMOSG 6/1/2012 2:13PM

    Way to go. A loss is great and it always makes me feel fantastic knowing things are going in the right direction no matter how great or small the change.

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MYBULLDOGS 6/1/2012 12:52PM


sister lost 93 pounds by walking 15000 steps a day at age 63.

i lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugary products


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