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Thank You for the Spark

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I fell off the wagon just a lil bit, and actually not the diet wagon.... I've been good!!! I've been eating the foods that I'm supposed to eat, but I just haven't been keeping track of them here on Spark as I should. I know I've been doing well, cause I've lost 10 lbs (OMG, I'm so skinny, lol), I couldn't believe when my doctor weighed me. Not only have I lost the weight, but my blood pressure has gone back down to where it normally is and so far everything is looking well on it's way to better health. I know I owe so much of this to this great site Sparkpeople, and just talking to alot of the people on here who help to motivate me, Thank you! I know that if I can continue to keep it up, I will be well on my way to where I would like to be with my weight, but only with the strength and encouragement that I get along the way from here. I am so happy right now, and that's just with 10lbs gone I truly can't wait to be under that 300 mark... I'm so excited!!!

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LOLOKIRK 4/13/2010 6:24PM

    10 pounds down. Well that is something to cheer about. You will reach and surpass the 300 mark.

I know you feel good. I am excited for you. Keep your energy high. I love your enthusiasm. emoticon emoticon

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Almost There

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

OMG.... I really can't believe that a month has almost come and gone and I've actually stuck to my guns!!! I'm so proud of me, 1 whole month without fast food, and it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. There were days when I just knew I had to have something from a fast food place, or I just didn't feel like cooking anything and I MADE myself get in the kitchen and get something good for me! I'll even own up to being out late one night, and I was so hungry stopped at KFC and asked for a grilled wrap, BUT I DIDN'T EAT IT (OMG who is this girl emoticon) lol. It turned out to be NOT grilled which I believe to be GOD on my side, and I gave it away to my sister. As I passed it over to her she said to me 'Damn I admire your willpower', then she ate it in my face, lol

Now that I've been able to get this month by me and I know that I can do it, I've seen it for myself I can't stop. I need to learn to incorporate more exercise into my daily routine; gosh how I hate to exercise! I think exercise is the thing I dislike most in the world, but I know I have to do it, uuugh. If anyone has any great exercise types for me, that won't really make me feel like I"m exercising, now's your time to throw them at me... I NEED THEM. My 2nd month is beginning and that is my next challenge to myself, incorporate exercise in to my routine at the very least 3 times a week. I'm finding if I challenge myself, I step up to the plate.. Ooh I do so love a challenge, but this one I think I may have to take one week at a time, and each time I screw up, I'm starting all over again! Oh I can just see the good times rolling now, lol.

Oh I can hear my cd (my reward for a fast food free month) now.. I'm so close, so very close.. Just one more week to go, I really can't believe that I'm Almost There

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HAYHON 3/24/2010 8:53PM

  Impressive, you are almost there. Way to go - you can do it!!! I like your attitude and the way that you can set a challenge for yourself and then step up and do it.

I wish I had some tips for making excercise not feel like exercise, but sadly, no. I guess the only thing I can offer there, is that it gets easier and eventually it feels good and you miss it when you don't do it. It looks like they have some 30 day programs on spark that can be helpful, I don't know if they are free or not, but they sound fun(?) - "The thirty day shred" - ouch. There is a person I added as a friend who has written a few blogs about it if you want to check it out. Her sceen name is All4meme. I just walk a lot. I need to really get serious about strength training of some kind so maybe I'll do some of the 30 day programs too. Good luck, and thanks for the add. I added you too. emoticon

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00000000000 3/24/2010 7:30PM

    You go girl!!! That is awesome that you have stuck to your guns and faced down the fast food!!

So PROUD of you!!!

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I'm Doing It

Monday, March 15, 2010

I am so proud of myself emoticon. I had the opportunity to go out twice this weekend, and both times I actually went out and ate with some common sense. My sister told me I could, but I didn't believe her, and was in awe of myself when I did. I actually went to a restaurant, opened a menu and looked past the burger to something that was good for me emoticon.

Today marks 2 whole weeks that I've been without any fast food, I'm almost to my full month and it's not as bad as I thought it would be (woo-hoo I can hear my congratulatory gift getting closer!). I've started to eat smaller portions and find myself starting to actually still be full when I eat emoticon (who'da thunk it, lol). I actually eat smaller meals, but I do find myself eating more often, so in those cases I try to keep fruit or something near. Unfortunately I'm also still figuring out who to get the right amount of everything nutritional when I eat everyday (Ugh, just can't seem to get enough fiber emoticon). but other than that I'm doing it!

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LOGANDRYLSMOM 3/15/2010 6:14PM

    first of all.. awesome background.. second of all, 2 weeks without fast food is freakin AWESOME!!! Congrats!! Keep up the good work and you are certainly doin' the dang thing!

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Monday, March 08, 2010

There's always something that happens in life that makes some of realize that things must change, mine was a visit to my doctor.

I became ill a few weeks ago from a respiratory infection and had to pay a visit to my doctor, and needless to say I had to weigh-in. Just the thought of even getting on the scale sent my spirits low, because I knew the results would be bad. But how bad it had gotten I didn't know, and I really didn't want to face up to the facts, but the fact was I weighed 339 emoticon. See I knew I'd gotten bigger, I could tell it when I put on my clothes, or from the fact that I didn't have much to put on because I couldn't fit into alot of my clothes anymore. But I put it to the back of my mind and just made myself believe I looked fine, cause hey these pants are tighter but it just accentuates my butt more. But looking at 339, I couldn't run from things anymore, and my doctor made me face reality 'Change your diet and lose the weight, or I'll be recommending you have it surgically done'

Surgery may be the perfect way for some people, but not myself. See, I hated going to the doctors office for help getting over an illness, I think they're quacks who just want to pump you with pills. To know me is to know that I don't get sick much, but when I do it's usually really really bad so I end up seeing a doctor. I even had to face the reality that as my weight has climbed, my health has drastically declined.

So my doctor talked to me about changing my diet and steps I'll need to take in order to get the weight off. He's given me 1 year to take off 50-100lbs without the recommendation of surgery, and I've agreed with him I HAVE TO.

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LATELY25 3/8/2010 12:55PM

    Thanks for the encouragement Princess.... I know I'll get there, I just keep reminding myself crawl before you walk. And once I start walking it's one day at a time.

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MFPRINCESS 3/8/2010 10:48AM

    You can so do it. You deserve the rewards from saying 'I did this all by myself.' Wake up calls are rough and they hurt like heck on a pogostick.
Baby step your way to thin and I know you can do it!

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