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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My main concern is no longer weight loss, it is blood sugar control. When I focus on weight loss I feel as if I have suggestions for success not rules for success. When I am focused on blood sugar control I have RULES for success. I am eating low starch which is not the same thing as low carb. I am eating beans, yams, carrots, fruit, and some dried fruit (prunes, figs). I am really limiting white potatoes, wheat products and other refined products. This is making a difference in my motivation and my success.

Happy and successful Thanksgiving to all

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TAMMYAND 11/29/2014 12:27AM

    Your insights make sense to me. The carbs you mentioned are what I consider healthy carbs....very wise choices! Good for you. I know you will be successful....Remember, we are doing this together! emoticon emoticon

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MTN_KITTEN 11/26/2014 5:32PM

    Keep your eye on the prize.

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SUBMOM2 11/26/2014 12:09PM

    You know what works best for you, and when you stick to that, success will follow!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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Who am I

Friday, November 21, 2014

I am a retired teacher
I am a mother
I am a grandmother
I am a human being with wants, desires and needs.
I am a person beyond my relationships with others. I am an individual. I am unique and sometimes I am lonely in that uniqueness and sometimes I am strong in it, but I am always me.
I am an optimist, who sometimes gets depressed. I usually believe that people are good and the future is filled with hope, sometimes I think that humanity is a parasite and that people are self destructive and then I wake to a new day and see the sunshine.
I want to live well. When I die want to know that the fact that existed was a good thing. I want to be strong enough to stand up and humble enough to sit down.

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TAMMYAND 11/21/2014 2:03PM

    Outstanding blog.... You touch on many crucial points. emoticon

You have me thinking about what I would write in a "who am I"

Isn't that the mark of a good teacher....to get others thinking?

You rock, my friend!!!!! God bless you! emoticon

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MTN_KITTEN 11/21/2014 11:41AM

    I want to be strong enough to stand up ... and humble enough to sit down.

I love it. Take good care of yourself ... you deserve it. You can not give to others if first you do not give to yourself.

You are emoticon just like you are!!!!

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I am still here

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I spent a month battling my own demons. Everyday I came to Sparkpeople. Sometimes I did not do anything but read what others had written.

I had many excuses, my computer had a virus, my tracker did not work because my computer had a virus, My elliptical broke, my family was too demanding, I was helping others. In the end they were all just excuses.

Coming here everyday is what gave me the determination to change what I was doing. This is my third day compliant. During the month I gained only three pounds which is a result of the new habits I have established. Previously I could easily gain 5 pounds in a weekend. So 3 days compliant, three days tracking, 3 days feel much better.

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MTN_KITTEN 11/20/2014 12:04PM

    You are absolutely ... emoticon

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TAMMYAND 11/19/2014 11:18PM

    Good things come in threes. Aim for 3 more compliant days. You can do it. Remember, we are doing this together!

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SUBMOM2 11/19/2014 10:01PM

    I'm glad you are back.

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What a difference a night's sleep makes

Saturday, October 04, 2014

I had been going to bed between midnight and 1. I wake between 5 and 6 every morning. So I was grumpy, eating the wrong things, not exercising, and in a bad place.

Last night lights were out by 10. I got a good night's sleep and actually slept in until 6:30. Wow, I am energized, feel good, have motivation, ate well and exercising.

I keep forgetting how important sleep is to everything!!!!

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KRYSSCOTT 10/6/2014 5:32PM

    Good for you, that sounds great!

I remember how important sleep is, but can never seem to get everything that needs done completed before midnight! I need a doppelganger or another set of hands.

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SUBMOM2 10/5/2014 1:03AM

    Good for you! We all need our sleep!!

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TAMMYAND 10/4/2014 11:49PM

    So glad you are feeling better! I'm with you on the sleep. I love to sleep and don't like it when I allow other "demands" to deprive me of what I need. The sleep deprivation slows our weight loss and certainly can spill into other parts of our lives as well. Let's be sleeping beauties!

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Friday, October 03, 2014

I am still here, so obviously I have some motivation, but it does not feel like it. I am still logging my food so I have some motivation. I am still going to water aerobics so something is still there.

I seem to have lost my focus. I do not want to do anything other than stuff my face and sit around. I need to get more sunlight. I know that is a biggy with me and I need to get more sleep. The last week I have fallen back into the bad habit of staying up past midnight. I wake at 6 AM no matter what so after midnight is not an option.

Journaling - goal setting - sleep and sunlight then may be I can find motivation, joy and peace.

I need to provide myself with the environment which will make me feel better. Why am I denying myself happiness?

Come on girl - get sparking

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DFOLKARD 10/7/2014 7:07AM


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SUBMOM2 10/4/2014 2:00AM

    I hope you get your motivation back. Are you able to get outside, even to just read the paper and enjoy a cup of tea? Sometimes the morning sun can get you started. I tend to stay up too late, too. Maybe hop in bed early with a good book. You deserve a good night's sleep!!

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KRYSSCOTT 10/3/2014 7:22PM

    I understand what you mean. This week I have been a little off too. It kind of feels like I'm coming down with something, yet there is nothing symptomatically wrong with me. I am using the ole power though method. I don't feel like it, I don't want to but I'm going to do it anyway.

I have also not been sleeping.. I had big insomnia issues before I started losing weight, they went away for a while and now they are back. I was in bed at 1:00 am and up at 6:30 am If I don't find a way to fix my inner clock I'm going to turn into a Gremlin.

You are not alone. I don't have a simple fix for you, but sometimes knowing your not the only one provides some relief.

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TAMMYAND 10/3/2014 5:41PM

    Sounds like you are fighting off a bout of depression, and no wonder with all you have had to deal with lately. It is ok to pull back and recharge your battery a bit but please be careful not to let this overtake your sparkling personality and strong desire to weigh less and move more. You have made a great impression on many of your spark friends, including me. Please remember we are here for you, just as you have been here for us. I agree with your need for sunshine....that makes a big difference. And sometimes just going to a store with very bright fluorescent lights can help too. Likewise, the sleep factor. Insufficient sleep can slow weight loss as I am sure you know. This is not an easy journey but it is definitely one worth taking, and even more worth it when you can do it with friends by your side. So here we are....hugs and blessing to you! emoticon

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LILSUZY1057 10/3/2014 5:11PM

    You can do this! Everyone has times when they lack motivation, but it sounds like you want to stay on the bus and know what you need to do. I definitely agree that lack of sleep and sunshine can have a huge effect on motivation.

Does challenging yourself help? I found that once I set some goals I wanted to show myself that I could achieve them. Right now I have challenged myself to do 10 minutes on the treadmill everyday. That may not seem like a lot to some people, but it is a major workout for me! I got the Spark Activity Tracker and it's encouraging every time I see my activity tracked.

Hang in there sister friend, you've got this! emoticon

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UMBILICAL 10/3/2014 3:18PM

  Keep the motive

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MJRVIC2000 10/3/2014 3:13PM

    Your talent is Godís gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God! Vic.

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