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Second day in a row....

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Second day in a row that I have gone hiking. Something I have never done before. Yesterday went hiking up a mountain and down with my son and some of his co-workers. Today took a much shorter hike with my daughter and our dogs. Hoping the scales will show some movement as I started the week a little "off".... Could only eat a light breakfast on Sunday and then had to drink only clear liquids and horrid stuff the rest of Sunday and very early Monday a.m. in preparation for a colonoscopy. My younger brother passed away of colon cancer a little over 10 yrs and it was recommended I have it done more often so this is my 3rd time in that many years, but will never get used to that awful tasting crap! Kind of threw my week off a little as far as eating, but doing great with the exercising. My daughter said that when I was walking in front of her today, she could notice a real difference in my silhouette! Maybe the scales aren't really moving, but definitely making progress and it is being noticed! emoticon

  
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MJREIMERS 8/15/2013 10:58PM

    I love hiking! Even if the scale doesn't show it, you will firm and tone going up and down the terrain. Besides, your daughter noticed and that always feels emoticon

I'm glad you are taking care of yourself. Colonoscopies aren't fun, I've been told, but they are necessary! Many lives have been saved by them.

Keep taking care of yourself and the numbers will move. The main thing is that you are moving, fueling your body smartly and putting your health first.

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KELLIEBEAN 8/15/2013 9:20PM

    Who cares what the scale says when you are looking good to your daughter right?! Congrats on the hiking!

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 8/15/2013 9:14PM

    I started back on Sparkpeople 2 weeks before I had my colonoscopy back in February . . . my next weigh-in after going through the trauma of "THE PREP" emoticon I showed a 7 lb loss!! What a way to jumpstart my "get my butt back in shape" lifestyle!

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ARNETTELEE 8/15/2013 8:51PM

  That's great!

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Signs of a healthier me....

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I haven't seen much progress on the scales for awhile so haven't bothered weighing myself lately... Instead, noticing signs of progress and a more healthier me and focusing on them! Clothes that I barely could squeeze into now are "roomy"... Clothes that fit me fairly well before are getting to be too big. Clothes that I couldn't even wear, I can fit into. I can see a difference when I look into my full length mirror, something I avoided doing for the most part. I still have quite a ways to go, but I do see a change --- thinner face, smaller shoulders, little less all over where there was way too much before. Before, 10 minutes of exercise could be quite a challenge. Last week I took a 3 hour hike up a mountain with my daughter and our dogs. No way would I have been able to do that last year! It is still very challenging to keep up and have to stop once in awhile to catch my breath, but I am able to keep going. I'm finding as time goes by and the more I hike, the better I am getting at it -- just like other things that are part of living a healthy lifestyle. Today I was looking at photos from over the years. A lot of times I managed to avoid the camera, but there were a lot of pics of me definitely weighing a lot more than I do now --- a few when I was at my highest weight --- almost 70 lbs more than I weigh today. I managed to lose a little and not be quite as big, but never been able to get down too far and would always gain back some of the weight. I would give up because what I was doing wasn't working or stopped working. SparkPeople is definitely working for me. It's nice when people I haven't seen for awhile ask me what I am doing because they notice a change and I tell them "SparkPeople"!!!!

  
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FRAUJENSEN 8/6/2013 6:58PM

  Awesome! I haven't been seeing any progress on the scales either, but I feel a whole lot healthier. Isn't it nice to have more energy and feel better?!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/6/2013 12:42PM

    !CONGRATULATIONS!

What a great feeling! I'm very happy for you!

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Finally....

Monday, July 08, 2013

Lost a pound! emoticon Now down 17 lbs since Sparking... and about 50 lbs since last year around this time... Slow going these past few months, but at least my weight is going down... emoticon

  
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TIGER_LILY_613 7/8/2013 11:42AM

    Hurray ! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 7/8/2013 9:16AM

    EXCELLENT! Slow is the best way!

I'm very happy for you!

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NHES220 7/8/2013 9:13AM

    Congrats!
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PINKEUROGIRL 7/8/2013 7:37AM

    yay you!! well done!!

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Hate weigh-ins....

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I am trying to focus on other indicators such as remarks from others and that clothes now fit or are loose so I don't get discouraged. Just finished 28 day boot camp challenge and logged in just over 1,500 minutes of exercise for June. Have been pretty good about logging food and staying within calories or just over. No movement on scales, which is kind of frustrating.

  
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MJREIMERS 7/5/2013 1:58PM

    Hang in there! You will gain muscle, tone and firm before you see the scale go down. Also, watch what you eat. Make sure you are staying in your calorie range and if the scale is being stubborn, stay on the lower end of your calories.

It's not easy, but be patient! emoticon

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KACAR51 7/3/2013 11:49AM

    I didn't start losing until about 12 weeks! Hang in there! It will happen! emoticon emoticon

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In almost 3 months....

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Since I joined SparkPeople in Feb, I've lost 15 lbs and counting.... There have been times when the scales haven't really budged, yet I have noticed a difference. This Sunday will mark 20 weeks straight that I have not missed a single day of exercising. There have been a couple days in which I only exercised a total of 10 minutes, but at least there was an effort. Every bit of exercise is a step and progress in reaching my goals. I haven't been this active since I was a lot younger and a lot smaller size. Before SparkPeople, no matter what I did or what diet I tried, nothing really worked --- at least for very long-- and I would give up. I don't always have results showing on the scales, but have noticed a change in how clothes fit. I can wear some clothes I couldn't even begin to get into, or some clothes fit lots better or are loose. I have more energy and am sleeping lots better. I have been better about keeping track of all my food/water intake as that really does make a difference. I am not always perfect in staying within my calorie allotment for the day, but I do eat fairly healthy and am more conscious of my intake. If I do go over, I make more of an effort to exercise a little bit more to offset that. All in all, little changes over time are becoming habit and I am finally on my way to losing the weight I haven't been able to take off before....

  
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SPARRISH7 6/11/2013 7:31PM

  GOOD FOR YOU. YOU ARE RIGHT, LITTLE CHANGES DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. JUST MAKE YOUR GOALS ATTAINABLE. emoticon emoticon

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COASTAL6 6/11/2013 5:30PM

    I believe you can master this, I'm in your shoes also. Believe in yourself-Be strong and you will see results in no time! emoticon emoticon

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