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Starting Again!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

I stopped my program for awhile now. I recently had more surgery and have become VERY sedentary prior to the surgery and I just posted to the fitness board for help with exercising.

Just a note here to say I haven't given up, just starting over again.

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INNERJETTIC 11/7/2013 2:08PM

    Cheering you on with everyone else. Glad you're back.

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CLESHER 11/7/2013 12:57PM

    Glad you are back and that you haven't given up...

Hope you are doing ok from the surgery...



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OUTDOORGIRL70 11/7/2013 12:54PM

    Good for you not giving up. We should never give up on our selves

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NEPTUNE1939 11/7/2013 12:27PM

    Good for you! Strength training will help you recover. emoticon Earl

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Did I Tell You I Love Pancakes?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Well, I do. And I like peach cobbler too.

Know what I don't like? Giving up. And I did for about 2 weeks. The last time I tracked anything was on June 1st after I discovered I gained the 2 pounds I lost.... PLUS 12 more.

To say I was disgusted isn't even the appropriate choice of words. I past that and went to the "I Don't Give a Fluff" stage. Now I'm at the "WTF was I thinking by quitting" stage.

So, here I am, 2 weeks later and down 2 pounds (without trying) starting all over again and my pity party done.

I have no one but myself to blame and I need to stop with the negative attitude I have. I need to motivate my determination because it's about as sedentary as my a$$.

Good grief..... I have a lot to do and a long haul ahead of me. emoticon

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  Pancakes drive me crazy...just the word pancakes makes my mouth water.

But, since I am losing weight I stay completely away from them because I cannot stop eating them once I start. This truly is my food that drives me over the edge that my self control just melts away.

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CLESHER 6/14/2013 10:07AM

    Congats on step 1 you are back!!!

Nothing negetive there....this time it will be for can do it...and I am here if you need support...

I have been holding at 165 ish for 3 weeks...this week I am determined to break the 165 mark...


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DESERTJULZ 6/13/2013 7:11PM

    You can have your pancake and eat it too. Just have to alter the ingredients and limit the quantity!!!

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The Donut Fairy

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Donut Fairy has struck again!

Every Friday at work, the Donut Fairy leaves a yummy box of warm delicious donuts for the staff to gorge on. Well, I have pretended for the last 3 Fridays that I don't see them.

I'm having a hard time today because the smell has reached my office! So out I went like some crazy cartoon character floating into the breakroom lead by the aroma.

I stopped and thought about it before I grabbed one. Did I really want this one donut to thwart my calorie count for today? I decided no.

Glad I had my phone with me so I took a picture and decided to make a post about it instead. So at least they served a purpose.

Oh, and I left a suggestion in the "suggestion box"...... GET A FRUIT TRAY FOR FRIDAY *INSTEAD* OF DONUTS!!!!

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PATSYP63 6/8/2013 7:04AM

    Oh donuts were my downfall, yeasty sugary, yummy...but now that I have lost 26 pounds of donuts and butter I feel so much better. So keep taking those photos and smelling, but no touch..LOL emoticon

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MIRAGE727 5/24/2013 7:04PM

    Outstanding! Stay strong!

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SUMMER2203 5/24/2013 1:17PM

    the donut fairy sounds like a horrible horrible person haha. yay willpower :)

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RITEEBEE 5/24/2013 1:03PM

    haha great work on the suggestion! It can be very tough to resist, blogging about it, taking a picture and remembering how great you feel after avoiding the tempation will really help!
Imagine how full/bloated and dissapointed you'd be if you gave in??

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CLESHER 5/24/2013 12:00PM

    Way to go!!!!

I am proud of you, donuts can be really hard to resist.....but in looking at the picture you made the right choice....

I had a friend tell me....

Nothing tastes as good as the feeling you will have when you lose the weight....believe it or not this saying has keep me in check when the donuts circulate around the office...

Love your suggestion about the fruit tray....

I have been bringing fruit to work to share....I will get a bunch of strawberries and take them around to my co-workers to see if they want one....many of them do and really appreciate it...


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AMANDANCES 5/24/2013 11:25AM

    LOVE the suggestion!!!!!

Wish we could catch those donut fairies by the wings and toss them out the window. Evil little things! emoticon

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Depressed & No Motivation

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I made the mistake of stepping on the scale this morning. I promised myself I would only weigh myself weekly on Saturdays.

Well.... not only haven't I lost any weight in 11 days, I gained.


I know I have been eating a few things here and there that I haven't counted. I have to STOP giving into these impulses, and the "screw it" attitude and really stick to tracking EVERY single thing I eat.

The Plantar Faciitis thing has me aggravated as well. Not being able to walk daily has me bummed. I have been swimming but I guess it's not enough.

To say I'm depressed about this is an understatement. I have been fighting to stay positive since last Saturday's weigh in when I didn't lose any weight.

It doesn't help that my face is breaking out like crazy and I'm hormonal as all get out. My body is still adjusting to the hysterectomy I had last October.

Today's pre-emptive weigh in just sank whatever motivation and positive thinking I had left. I'm sitting here at work on the verge of tears.

Life is hard enough, it's even harder when you're disappointed in yourself.

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MIRAGE727 5/22/2013 12:16PM

    This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. Perseverance & patience is everything. In order to make a difference, I had to change my lifestyle big time and stay with it no matter what. We get what we put into it. Stay strong!

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LASTBASTION 5/22/2013 10:43AM

    I just think I'm having "one of THOSE days" today. How an inanimate object (the scale) has become such a bone of contention in my life is something I need to harness emotionally.

When I get out of work today I'm going home and getting the bicycle out for a ride. Maybe a good sweat is called for here. And I'll DEFINITELY stay away from the scale until Saturday!

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SUNSET09 5/22/2013 10:32AM

  Yuo can weighyourself every day and the scale wilgive you a different weight. Just like a job evaluation, you should not have been surprised by it! Know, that, in three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. If it were easy, everybody would be doing it! Hard make it all worth it in the end! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EBURGITE 5/22/2013 9:37AM

    the scale won't always tell us we're doing well, even if we ARE. finding non scale victories to celebrate will help a LOT. i'd encourage you to work on just a few habits at a time. i'd love to be one of those success stories, where i lost it all, kept it off, and it was no big deal. it's been a roller coaster rider for me. stops and starts, ups and downs, self-discovery, all on a very steep learning curve. my story is more like i lost a bunch, learned a lot, plateaued for a long time, gained some back during a very stressful time, but overall my eating is drastically different, so i'm going to claim it a victory, anyway.
injuries make it really hard to keep exercising. feet issues make it almost impossible. do you enjoy biking? that seems to put less stress on my feet (and joints). spark people has videos for chair workouts, and other low-impact exercising.
i hope you can find ways around your challenges, and move forward.
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CLESHER 5/22/2013 9:32AM

    Please do not be disappointed in yourself....I am 2 lbs up from my low to...we all have cycles, but don't give are doing great....I appreciate your post on my blog and will be more diligent about tracking, I have to be, If I don't track everything I tend to go right back to my old habits, feeding freenzies, etc....

I know about being emotional about it, try to change your presective....that is what I have to do, focus on the glass half you are up 2 but overall you are down....celebrate that...

Email me if you want to chat more, I am here for you...


Oh and avoid that scale until Saturday....

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BETHV61 5/22/2013 9:31AM

    I know exactly how you are feeling. With our move, I haven't been able to do my workouts and I've been eating whatever is quick and easy and that usually means fattening foods. I weighed myself last week and gained also.
I also know how you feel about your foot injury too. I have a torn meniscus and with the moving it's killing me.
Just realize that it didn't take you a short time to gain weight and it won't take a short time to lose it. You can't beat yourself up for every slip up. Just keep at it. You know the saying 1 step forward 2 steps back. As long as you keep going forward you will see a difference. Eat lots of fruits and veggies and drink lots of water. Give yourself a treat once a week too. Once this move is over I'll be getting back into hopefully walking and lifting light weights. Just do what you can :) emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 5/22/2013 9:11AM

    Live for Jesus every day because He died for You and has gone and prepared a place for You. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Determination & Inspiration!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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ENG_TV 5/21/2013 2:35PM

    emoticon Made me smile! Thanks.

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