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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just a little self-introduction, had the house to myself and wanted to utilize my time :) . Please bare with me, I was very self-conscience and had nothing written down.

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SEATTLE58 1/27/2013 10:33PM

    I saw your vlog listed on SP when I was looking at different ones that looked interesting enough to click on! You're so smart to get your story out to SP and then get responses of support for you! So that's what this is. Good luck to you and I'm wishing you the very best with your SP journey. I'll add you and feel free to add me back. We all can use help anyway we can. I know that I do! I've lost 67# here on SP and before, and I feel like I'm losing my grasp. I need to get back on track and that's why I dig around and look for some motivation! With each other's help, we can do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/17/2013 2:17PM

    One thing you can do is to pick one of your favorite Lean Cuisine dishes and then search Spark for a healthier version of it. There are lots of recipes on here that people have done to tweak regular recipes to have less sodium, fat, sugar, etc.

Good luck!


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BECCAZEN7 1/16/2013 9:55PM

    HEy, you are one step further than me right now - I haven't tried making a video yet. I wouldn't know what to say so I would probably type it out first but then it would be awkward since I would just be reading what I wrote - and a load of um's thrown in. Maybe I will try it sometime since you were brave and did it:) I absolutely LOVE this community. I joined last year too but haven't really used it until December. I got this little device called a fitbit that tracks my steps, calories burned, sleep pattern and downloads it to the computer and also sync to the tracker on SparkPeople! It is amazing and I have lost 6pounds so far since December but I don't care how long it takes - I still have 44 pounds to go and my first 5K to run.
I hate how cruel kids can be - words hurt but I am glad you are putting a positive spin on it and using it to spur your own action to get healthy - I am sure your kids are proud! Keep us updated:)

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ROBBVA 1/16/2013 9:51PM

  No reason to be self-conscious we all seem to be in the same boat. And we have to love our "fat" selves too. This is a good start, don't give up. Do it one step at a time. I am borderline everything and decided to try Sparkpeople and be healthier this year. GO FOR IT!!! SUCCEED!!

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YAMAHA49 1/16/2013 9:40PM

    Kim: you are doing the right thing for all the right reasons...You did a fine job with your Vlog. One step at a time will get you there! Good luck!


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CHRIS3874 1/16/2013 9:11PM

    nice video blog. Good luck .

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KIMZEE71 1/16/2013 9:02PM

    Kim, I am brand new on here. I loved your were candid and I kept thinking, gee, she's not very big, she can't have that much to lose. I swear I was thinking that! :) Good luck and check in w/me sometime too, I am doing a blog.
Kim S.

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HEATHERFREE 1/16/2013 7:59PM

    YAY!!! Love the vlog!!! An idea Ive just done, is get low carb tortillas or whole wheat tortillas, get some 1/3 less fat flavored cream cheese, they have farmer veggie or the chive one and then you can add whatever veggies you like, and I use peppered chicken or turkey lunch meat from the grocery deli, fresh cut, roll it up and enjoy with a cup of soup or some baby carrots and celery and YUMMO so easy, really cheap since you can make so many with what you buy. And it is SO fast! I'm going to do a video and show how I make them along with some other quick things I use for my lunches. You did great on your vlog btw! I never write anything down and I blab on for ever lol you kept is short and sweet!

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NANCYPAT1 1/16/2013 7:12PM

    Thanks for your introduction. You can succeed. A healthy lifestyle with eating and exercise improve can really help your high BP as well as your pre (or even full-fledged) diabetes. Have you discovered the menu plans where SP plans you meals for you? That might be an option if you have trouble thinking of what to fix.

I have gotten off my meds in the past (I am diabetic, with high BP and high cholesterol, asthma, and sleep apnea). I am already weaning myself back again having lost about 1/4 of what I need to lose. It CAN happen for you too. Good luck and have FUN on the journey. With a 6 year old, you can probably find things to do that are FUN with her and can help you move more too.

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CHARITY46 1/16/2013 7:09PM

    Yes we can! I'm a lot older that you are, but I am raising a granddaughter, which kind of puts me on the mom track again, doesn't it? Righ now I am struggling through a knee replacement, and I kind of have that self conscious feeling that I am being kind of silly, just putting myself out there. Why should anybody care what I am doing?

But they do! I know you will be surprised by the people you will meet, and the friendships you will form. And there are people here who will amaze you and inspire you by what they have done! If they can do it, so can we!!


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THINAGIN2 1/16/2013 7:08PM

    The first step is wanting to! I think that you are in that position and here's to hoping that 2013 will be a very good year for you!

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High Blood Pressure

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Wow! What a huge wakeup call as to what I've been doing to myself. Lately I have just felt so bleh... Itchy all over, tired, ringing ears and swollen feet. I decided to check my blood pressure with an at home tester my husbands Mom gave him and it was really high, 152 over 102. Granted I'm not positive what I'm doing but I've decided my life is worth more than this. I have a 6yr old daughter and its freaking pathetic Im doing this to myself and to my family. Along with good eating I really need to start exercising but finding time when I am alone in the house (I won't do it in front of people) is a real issue, it has to be done though. The excuses have to end. I will be checking my BP over the next few weeks, if it hasn't gone down I will be making a doctors appointment as I am not being treated for anything.
On the positive side, I did lose 5lbs this week, my little "WooHoo" Moment. :) Now its time to hit the showers and get ready for the day, I've got a full day of little ones in the house (home day care)... Have a great day!

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GOPINTOS 1/10/2013 5:58PM


Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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KTIKAL 1/9/2013 10:10PM

    Check out the DASH Diet (Great great great great recipes and EASY is a great reference point, not endorsing just suggesting) Walk for 30 minutes a day, drink a ton of water, no booze, no cigarettes, yoga! (I'm not assuming you drink and smoke.. just suggestions) You can do this! I lowered mine by 20 points off the top and 12 points off the bottom within 2 weeks!
You can do it!! And lean on me for support if needed! I had that diagnosis 2 weeks ago and it scared the sh*t out of me! I'm 26... time for a change!!

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KIMS1972 1/8/2013 8:11AM

    Thank you... I really do need to make sure I am drinking my water and stop relying on prepackaged meals like Lean Cuisine, while lower in fat in calories they are high in sodium. Time to revamp everything...

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HAPPY_FAUNA 1/8/2013 7:27AM

    My first step would be to check how much sodium I'm having and cutting some if it's too high. Then I would make sure to get 8 or more cups of water a day. It's been helping my blood pressure so far.

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Beating the Insults

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Yes, its true, 2012 has come and gone and my '12 resolution of weight loss was barely thought of. Oh sure, I logged on to Sparkpeople here and there, spin the wheel, mark my water intake but by evening I was usually doing my night binges only to end this year with an extra 10 pounds...

I'm not going to sit here and whine about it, I'm a big girl and capable of my own decisions. I know that I have issues with depression and stress eating, I have outlets I could have used to at least attempt a slight weightloss.

I truly believe 2013 will be my year. I still have all my reasoning's I've listed in the past; Health, growing and playing with my daughter, self-confidence, etc., however, I'm not sure if the world tilted a bit or what, but the meanies are coming out of the woodwork.

Last Friday morning my 6yr old daughter was eating breakfast with me, I saw a look of hurt in her eyes. After bating her for awhile she finally gave in and told me that a boy in school was giving her a hard time because "Her Mom Was Fat". Oye! I can't say I am shocked, they are kindergarteners and children can be mean. I had to deal with kids saying it to me when I was in school and I remember how hurt I was that they would talk about my Mom that way.

Then this Friday my daughter and I went out for lunch at a "Nicer" restaurant, we were seated next to a table of men who were harassing one of the younger guys for getting engaged, well, it went to them poking fun at women gaining weight after marriage. I won't get into the terms that were used, but as they were talking about it a few pointed and laughed in my direction, enough that my daughter witnessed this. Needless to say, I quickly paid my bill and left. In the parking lot my daughter said she felt bad for me. I told her not to feel bad for me, I did this to myself and I can and will take care of it so she never has to sit through these types of insults again.

I lost my Mom last year to cancer, the Christmas and New Years Holidays bring back a lot of sad feelings but then to be compounded by the insults has made this last week terrible. My attitude towards people has been less than nice. I don't want to be that way. I want to be the Mom who supports my daughter, not the Mom whose daughter has a need to support and protect her Mom. She is way too young for this and I am to blame that she is going through all of this.

I read a quote last night that truly caught how I have been feeling:

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page. - Eileen Caddy

I am at that point and I will take this wonderful opportunity to start all over again, I'm turning that page. Thank you Eileen.

I know I am not alone in this. I not only have friends, but I also have Sparkpeople.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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KIMZEE71 1/16/2013 10:21PM

    I have cried my eyes out in a stairwell over a snotty mean kid telling me I was fat. It was all I could do to not say something very mean back to him. We've all been there, you are not alone.
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KIMS1972 12/31/2012 9:33AM

    Thank you all for your very nice comments. I hope you all have a wonderful New Years.

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/30/2012 9:24PM

    Almost everybody who reads your blog has probably been there, done that...

So, I doubt that you will get any nasty comments.

If you do happen to get a comment that is upsetting to you, just delete it... You have the power here.

I think that you will find that there is an amazing amount of support here on Spark.


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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/30/2012 8:17PM

    I totally know how you feel. I like going to chat rooms. You do not know how many times I have been called "fatty" just out of the blue. I can not believe how rude people can be. I have to admit I am not very nice about it when they do say stuff like that. My usual response is "I may be fat but your are ugly, and I can lose weight". :P I know so mature. But it is true. I have lost 55 pounds since August. They are still ugly inside to say such things to someone they don't know. :)

Let's keep pushing in the new year!

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HEATHERFREE 12/30/2012 6:56PM

    Oh my gosh me and you are TWINS! Right down to our attitudes towards others!! I did not have a gain....but this year I have played around up and down to lose 28 which when I weigh on Jan 2nd will probably be less..because the past week I have binged at some point everyday. I want 2013 to be my year too~! SO LETS GET IT DONE! PERIOD! emoticon on doing a blog!!!

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