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Its a mind change

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Losing weight is a mind change. I know that I have done it before...

I am killing myself. I cant get my head to stop saying "you cant do it" "its impossible" " why even try"

i'm struggling........

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BOOKWORM27S 7/2/2013 7:23AM

    Good luck in your weight loss journey!

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GINW1977 6/27/2010 11:04AM

    You can do this. You have a reason you didn't have before. Audrey. You can do this for her, so, as you said, you can be the best mom you can be.

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KYLEANDCOURT 6/11/2010 11:03PM

    Julia, I have been struggling too. It is like some invisible barrier that I just can't seem to get past. I get bursts of confidence and then I feel like I slip right back into bad habits. SO frustrating.

We just CAN'T give up!

Thinking of you!

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SEANDA 6/10/2010 10:59AM

    But you CAN do this! You are WORTH the effort! You know WHAT to do! You have sparks and all its tools to help you. You CAN and WILL do this!!

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Every day I feel defeated before I even begin.
I wish I could turn back time and not gain so much when I was pregnant.
I wish I had more money so I could buy better food.
I wish I had more time so I could exercise every day.
I wish I didnt feel like my wishes were excuses.

So what am I going to do...
I'm going to remember that I want this because
I need to be healthy - I feel like crap
I want to be small enough to play with my daughter when she gets bigger
I want to feel comfortable in my own skin

So... I will try to exercise 3x per week
I will try to leave $20 in my budget to buy healthy lunch food.
I will try to eat breakfast so I dont eat junk food

I will try to remember I am not defeated

I will try...........

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LAURA2471 6/8/2010 11:06AM

    Don't let your feelings dictate your action. Change your feelings through action. Sounds hard, but get up and walk. Just do that once a day for about 1/2 hr. you will notice such a difference!! Let the rest fall away while you focus on one thing at a time. You can do this!!

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Starting over... AGAIN

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I got lost somewhere. Between giving up and having the baby and not caring. I got lost in this "fat girl's body" I need to start again because I want to be a good example to my baby, I want to be able to play with her and not be too fat for play places, and I want to run a 5k in Put in bay in September 2011

That (in the pink) is my reflection - I do not feel like her at all

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JRIESSEL 6/3/2010 5:55PM

    I have the utmost faith in you Julia! You did it before, you can do it again. It is just like riding a bike.

Hugs, Julie

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SEANDA 6/3/2010 3:19PM

    Oh sweetie!!! You WILL Do this!! And you can! And you are so worth the effort!!

You know what to do.. and how to do it.. and here you have a whole support system and all the tools you need. YOU GO GIRL!

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BARBARAROSE54 6/3/2010 2:31PM


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    I felt like this before, when i first started sp i wrote a blog about how i feel smaller than i am and its like i forget until i see a picture of me reminding me of how big i really am. you should read it i received alot of encouraging responds. blog "a pic will remind u"

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Feeling renewed!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Week 10 is just about half over and I am feeling better and better. The pregnancy symptoms are becoming manageable and I am ready to get back to exercise! I thought I lost this part of me, but I am finding it again. I am still having trouble managing cravings and my food aversions are so strong. I like nothing now. Nothing it is terrible.

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EMACFAR 8/29/2009 7:39PM

    I love your positive attitude!

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LADY_KATHY 8/29/2009 12:07PM

    Love the looks of before-after on your page. How's the pregnancy going? I hope you're NOT eating for 2 and watching your weight gain. It's harder to loose the weight if you over gain during pregnancy. I was very lucky and only gained 20 lbs with each of my pregnancies. : ) Lost it all within 6 weeks of delivery. Wishing you the same successes. : )

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SHANNONIGANS 6/14/2009 4:56PM

    You must be finishing up your 1st trimester. The 2nd is always (what am I talkin' about...???.....I only have ONE kid! :)- ) the best. ENJOY!!!

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/11/2009 4:20PM

    Oh man I wish I could give some advice, glad you're back though.

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An uodate on me...

Monday, June 01, 2009

So I am feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated. I am so tired work is kicking my butt. I am trying to get my walks in but at about the 2 mile mark I am pooped. the walk I normally do on lunch is 3 miles. It is hard to get to the gym because I am exhausted after woork all day and I have acquired what I call reverse morning sickness (I am sick at night) I have gained about 5 pounds and I am mad at myself for doing so. I was not careful on vacation with my eating and my nightly icecream habits needs to end. Actually yesterday I threw out the icecream and bought 25 calorie popsicles. I am hoping I get some of my energy back in a couple weeks. For now I am trudging through and I really do not want to offend everyone if I seem distant. I am just so tired and not to mention scatterbrained...

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    Julia--it should get a lot easier for you soon! I was so sick with both of my pregnancies and could hardly drag myself around for about 8 weeks. Also felt nauseated most of the time. For most people, and including me thankfully, the middle trimester is MUCH EASIER. The very end gets weird again, mainly because the baby dances on your bladder during the night, and you feel like a small elephant. But that's only a couple weeks at the end.

I hope you get that middle 5 months of the pregnancy "feeling great time." emoticon

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    3 miles is great, it's good to hear from you again. Remember, now you're not only doing this for yourself but for your baby as well.

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    Julia!! It gets better, I promise. The first trimester is ROUGH. Your body is working in serious overtime, and you're zonked. There were a lot of times I wondered how I even made it to work in the mornings - I was convinced I had slept the whole drive! Also, I would go into our bathroom, set the alarm on cell phone for five minutes and take mini naps. No lie! But things pick up in the second tri.

And as for the gaining weight - it could be water weight. Stay hydrated!! Lots and lots and lots of fluid will really help with that. I gained right off the bat also, but then didn't gain anymore until I was over 7 months pregnant when I said, "Hey, I went this long with no weight gain, let's eat like crazy!" If you need anything or someone to commiserate trying to lose weight and be pregnant, message me! I'll listen :)

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JULIA_NICOLE 6/2/2009 7:34AM

    Actually these ones are. they are the ones you freeze yourself, but I do use some artificial sweeteners. Splenda normally. Not in excess just in an occasional iced tea or once in a while on a grapefruit...

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    hey girl I am so sorry you are so stressed :/ ... but apparently you are the weakest the first trimester so, hopefully things will start to look up! We have missed you around 'this time it's for real' but we absolutely understand. Also...are those popsicles free of artificial sweeteners?? idk what the official verdict is on sweeteners during pregnancy but I have always heard to steer clear...


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LUCKIED 6/1/2009 11:25AM

    Every pregnancy is different & things change constantly, try to hang in there and maybe a few weeks you will get out of your funk and want to be active all the time. Don't worry about others and their feelings as I'm sure everyone understands. Stay positive.

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SEANDA 6/1/2009 10:48AM

    I agree.... your exhaustion is NORMAL. 2 miles a day is still great!

Give yourself some grace.. but also try and make healthy decisions. Lots of water and freggies.. limit junk.. and you will do fine!!!

Hang in there.. in a few weeks you will feel MUCH better!

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BARBARAROSE54 6/1/2009 10:36AM

    Welcome to the world of being pregnant. I could get sick any time of the day and fall asleep after supper.

It is what happens, but hang in cause after the first 3 months things will change. 28 years ago tomorrow I delivered my only child, but can certainly remember those first few months of pregnancy.

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