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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Trying again!! Here I am again wanting to do what is right for my health. It is so hard for me NOT to emotional eat. So much is going on that I am having a hard time trying to stay on track. I believe when I was sticking to posting on Spark, I did so much better. Well, that is what I am going to try to do. I will see how it works out this time:)

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ANGGEL40 7/24/2013 8:08PM


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LINWASH23 7/23/2013 7:09PM

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MEEMAH2013 7/23/2013 4:32PM

    I understand how hard it is. But as a wise person has said to me..... we can do it! Just take baby steps and It will happen.

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BEEJAY49 7/23/2013 4:24PM

    You can do this! :) HUGS!

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Monday, March 11, 2013

WOW, isn't it weird how we can become discouraged so fast. I feel like I am not only letting myself down but SP also. I can't seem to eat what I am suppose to, do the exercises I should, or go walk. I am so mad at myself for not committing to this.

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BELIEVING-N-ME 3/12/2013 10:53AM

Please don't beat yourself up. Just let it go! Take it one step at a time! emoticon emoticon Please don't give up! I'm here if I cna help let me know. You are not alone. emoticon

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BEEJAY49 3/12/2013 4:50AM

    Don't give up. Each day is a fresh start. Keep trying and you will do this! Love you! HUGS!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 3/11/2013 10:09PM

    It isn't easy but if you give will just have to start over again. I have been a yo-yo dieter all my life. I have lost and gained and lost again...but I have wasted so much of my life being unhealthy. I want to get back into life...not just drag around it. I want to participate in summer fun...not just watch it.
You can do this! Don't give up...because you are giving up on yourself! I have seen so many., myself included who are dragging right now and I think part of it is the weather. We need that sunshine and we need that motivation. Walking helps to clear the mind and give you energy. I know at first, it makes you tired and you just don't want to get up and do it...but you will be so glad that you did.
Get a buddy or make a new friend...find something to do besides sitting in front of the t.v. or looking out the window. Instead of looking out the window, get out in life.
I have two ears if you need someone to talk. I can't do the work for you but I can be there to push. You have to decide if you want things to be like they are or if you want to be happy and healthy. Don't ever give up because then you will feel even worse. You are not letting sp are letting yourself down. We are all special, one of a kind people and we deserve to be happy. We have a body that was made to move. If we let it sit around for years then of course, it is going to take some time to get it back in shape...but it can be done and you can do it! emoticon

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PHATPAT18 3/11/2013 8:03PM

    Losing weight is not easy. Giving up is. Please hang in there, it is so worth it. I have been in a plateau for the past 6 weigh-ins, but giving up is not an option. emoticon

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LINWASH23 3/11/2013 5:31PM

    It does seem hard something, then you think of the benefits--being healthier. I hope you can take one day at a time, forgive yourself and move on. We all have our days, pick ourselves up and move on. You can too--just believe. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SABLENESS 3/11/2013 12:38PM

    Do you have any idea how many of us you could be speaking for? When I've been in dire need of a restart, it's helped to do a small one to three day challenge by picking any one small thing to focus on. It doesn't have to be huge, the smaller the better actually because you're more likely to succeed and not add to the failure pit. Some ideas:

1 min of stretching 5x a day
1 meal a day that's within calorie range
Line up 8 glasses of water and empty every one by the end of the day
If you track nothing else, track one healthy snack
Don't sit; walk when you're on the phone for "free" fitness minutes
Set a goal of 100 Sparkpoints in a day
See if there's a team that fits how you feel and join it
Try one new SP recipe this week
Make a favorite recipe and do one thing to make it healthier
Read my Jan 2, 2012 blog Strong Women. We're the ones who fall and fall but keep getting back up. emoticon emoticon

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MZLADY77 3/11/2013 11:50AM

    That's okay...whatever you do. Do not give up. emoticon emoticon Stay in touch with emoticon

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63KEEPONGOING 3/11/2013 11:41AM

  Hang in there for you know you want to succeed, Yes, we all get discouraged from time to time.
I started a new team recently for those who get down and discouraged. Here we have a partner to help us along the way. I invited you to check it out. It is called Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line. You can click on this team from my sparks page. Hope you drop by for a visit.

Best of luck. You can really do this. You can! You can!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Well, the teeth are all out!! I am down to 216. I knew this was going to be hard, but wow, I didn't eat anything Monday except a few sips of water that night. Then Tuesday, just water. Wednesday, I had Tea for Brkfst, Lunch, and Dinner. Today I had 3 Scrambled Eggs w/Cheese and Skim Milk. I am feeling so much better getting those bad teeth out of my mouth. I have always had bad teeth and gums no matter how much I would brush. Well, now they are out and my energy level is soaring!! YAY for ME!!

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BEEJAY49 8/17/2012 4:20AM

    I'm glad the worst part of your dental work is done. :) Hang in there! You can do this! Love you! HUGS!

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MYBULLDOGS 8/16/2012 9:39AM


my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Monday is the start of my fitness commitment to myself. I saw some of the Spark Fitness Videos and I was very impressed. It is something that someone in my predicament can do. In fact, I know I will be able to do them. Some, I will have to skip until my shoulder heals up. Hopefully that won't be so long off. I know I will have to space myself at first, but I am really looking forward to this.

Juicing---Hhhmm, I am going to try this. Hopefully it doesn't taste too bad. I will go get me some stuff this evening. I think I will try baby spinach, celery, carrots, banana, and maybe a strawberry or two. I am not too partial to strawberries.( I know close your mouth), but I just don't like it. I might pick up some orange juice to go in it also. Any suggestions?

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MRSWHITEWOLF 4/12/2012 6:19PM

    I do smoothies...I do 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1 cup mixed berries and a handful of spinach and 5 egg whites, blend, yummy add some ground flax seed, blend, and yumm..drink up. You can't taste the spinach...but wow, what a yummy healthy protein smoothie.

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    I'm not a juicer so I don't have any advice on that front. I'm really glad, though, that you've found some videos that will suit your needs with a bit of adaptation. Yay! I tore my rotator cuff about 1 1/2 years ago and (without surgery) it finally has healed completely. It took a long time and I had to really work around it when doing my strength training but it paid off in the long run.

Be blessed!

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MFTAGGFREEZE 4/8/2012 11:28PM

    If you are going to juice you had better leave out the bananas, they don't juice very well if at all.

Jump in and try a few things, you'll find something you like and maybe something you don't like, but you'll just learn not to make that one again...LOL.

If you are going to use a juicer, try rolling your green leafy veggies up so that they will juice better, and give you more juice.

It's really good to hear your trying it out, I know you will find something you like. Also like the previous comment, I do green smoothies as well.

Which ever you decide either one will go just fine with you getting more active and should give your body nothing but good things.

The spark fitness videos are great, I have done some in the past and they worked really good for me.

Hope you enjoy..... keep us posted on your progress.

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BEEJAY49 4/8/2012 5:13PM

    I haven't juiced like that before. My thing is smoothies. Hehe! Let us know when you find a good combination. I'm not fond of spinach except raw in salads, so I would skip that one. Hehe!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Well, here I go with excuses again. I'm depressed, someone died, waiting on someone else in the family to die, this one had surgery, this little one might need surgery, etc, etc, etc. I could probably go on forever. BUT, I WON'T! I am not going to let this continue. Life is too short for me to allow this to rule me. I need to get a grip. I need to start following my SPARK food plan and sub if I don't have the stuff on hand. I need to get moving! I will STOP making excuses for every time I need to exercise. I will begin to cook more at home.

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MFTAGGFREEZE 3/30/2012 10:10AM

    Sorry for your loss. That is a difficult time.

You can do this! You recognize your excuses and you have a goal in mind

Good luck on your journey. Keep this attitude and you will be where you want to be in no time.

Keep working and keep blogging.

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BEEJAY49 3/29/2012 4:06PM

    You CAN do this! I too love excuses, but they don't get me anywhere. We make our own destiny with things like this and you can do it! Love you! HUGS!

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BECCASINGSLEAD 3/29/2012 12:02PM

    Way to go! I know first-hand about making excuses and not getting where I want to be. I fell prey to depression during the late fall and winter of 2010 and spent most of 2011 beating back that 15lb weight gain. Sometimes, I think I'm a queen excuse maker. However, we are worth the effort of getting busy. I read 1 Corinthians 6 today and a devotional on it at It really put somethings in perspective for me today.

Here's the link:

I subscribe to the devotional newsletter. It comes Mon-Fri. and I really do get a lot from it.

Be blessed!

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RASMOO 3/29/2012 10:50AM

    Way to go Lady51. So sorry about your aunt. It's hard to lose people we love. My brother died almost 30 years ago and my dad passed 13 years ago and sometimes it feels like it just happened. Keep thinking about the good times you and your aunt shared. She'd be encouraging you to stick with the weight loss I'm sure. Don't guilt yourself too much either. We all have situations that impact our lives negatively and we just have to wait them out. Say it with me - "Today is a fresh start for me". You're gonna be okay. Have a great day.

Your friend,
Sharon R,
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