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Game Over

Monday, January 09, 2012

Well, I have been screwing around for the past two and a half months.
Now that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, I need to stop grazing and get back to reality and out of Candyland.

My Turn!

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CARMEN327 2/8/2013 9:23AM

    You can do it! And you will be so happy!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/15/2013 9:55AM

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STEINWANDT 1/23/2012 9:22PM

    One day at a time. Don't fret, tomorrow is a new day. emoticon

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VON_1962 1/16/2012 8:22PM

    Time for a new game! Seems like we were both playing the same game. I was letting the holidays of 2011 flow into 2012 also. **cheers** to a new game..getting healthy and fit.

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COLEISMYSOUL 1/10/2012 4:02PM

    Let's just say, you took a break, and games on again! emoticon

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    Go get 'em!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/9/2012 9:16PM

    I like the comparison! There are plenty of ups and downs in life, just as in a game, but at least you don't have to worry about going back to the beginning of life and starting all over. If you are sent back 3 spaces or slide down the chute, you can always get back to where you were.

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TRENTDREAMER 1/9/2012 9:01PM

    Best of fortune to you!

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Feeling Defeated

Saturday, October 01, 2011

It's been a while since I have blogged because I am not much of a blogger and don't always feel comfortable doing it. But, all week I was thinking I needed to get this out.

I have been struggling with some weight gain ever since I quit smoking two years ago. I had been at goal weight for a while before I quit. I kept up all my workouts and tracked my food, but I still have gained about 15 pounds. Now, over the past 6 months or so, I believe I am starting to go through menopause and my weight is going up more. It seems just looking at food makes me gain weight. I have been craving sweets like no tomorrow and I get ravenously hungry.

It's so hard to keep positive and motivated when nothing I do is working and I am finding myself slacking off my workouts and eating things I normally wouldn't eat. It's like my metabolism just stopped completely.
I had read where it takes a while for your body to reset after quitting smoking, but this is ridiculous.
I don't know what to do next. I am so frustrated that I worked hard to get in shape and now it's just slipping away and I feel powerless to stop it.
I am not sure where to go from here.

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MEADSBAY 1/8/2012 9:27AM

    How about allowing one cheat meal (or even day) a week?
Maybe that will help you overcome the cravings.
Sugarless gum to keep your mouth busy?
fruit, fruit, fruit- for the natural sugar.
You have come so far- don't lose sight of that.
meditations/ affirmations?
There are some easy quick free downloads at
I love her- Stin Hansen.

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COLEISMYSOUL 10/2/2011 11:00AM

    Don't give up the ship. Talking about it does help.
I found I cut myself some slack, kept exercising and I am starting to make some progress. Getting frustrated certainly hurt me than helped. Hang in there, I'm here for you! emoticon

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VON_1962 10/2/2011 5:50AM

    Menopause is no fun! I know I have been going through it for years, and the weight came back along with it. I am finally on the end of post menopause. You should go to a doctor and have your hormone levels checked and your thyroid levels. They can tell you if you are in the menopause state. I have had to add vitamins to my regimen and with my doctor we are trying to get me through all of the the natural way without hormone replacement therapy. Things like flaxseed, soy, vitamin D, magnesium, and melatonin. A good book to read on menopause "The Wisdom of Menopause" by Christiane Northrup, M.D. she is very thorough on the stages of menopause and the many things it does to our bodies. Keep moving forward, and take each day as a gift to make healthy, fit choices.

**Cheers** to quitting smoking! There is help to get you through all of this. Look for a good female gynocologist.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/2/2011 12:01AM

    First off, good job quitting smoking. That's a great accomplishment. Though it does a lot of weird things to the body, and reverses some weird things too. Smoking tends to dull taste and smell and when you stop smoking they come back different than they were before. Smoking also alters some body hormones and chemicals so your body has to relearn how to use them properly.

You've spent 2 years doing your best, so it may be time to get your doctor involved. S/he might have some ideas and may be able to point you towards new steps that will help. It's worth a try, right?

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CHERYLSBUTT 10/1/2011 10:20PM

    Start by being kinder to yourself
It is such an accomplishment to quit smoking

celebrate that by remembering how you perservered....and
apply that perserverance to your nutrition...
eat something sweet ...make it fresh fruit
just change one little thing until the menopause thing
settles in.
I started that process early, it was scary no one really tells you what happens...except the hot flash thing...which I stil cant describe accurately.

Please dont give up!

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More than Words

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." -Mario Andretti

I post quotes daily on another website so I am always looking for funny, inspiring, and or thought provoking quotes. When I came across this one, it spoke to me.
It is amazing that just a few words have the power to inspire and empower us.

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PETRESQ1 8/1/2011 7:06AM

    Absolutely true. emoticon

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COLEISMYSOUL 7/28/2011 9:51AM

    How true that quote is. A real good one! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHEILA-45 7/27/2011 7:31PM

    I like it! Thx for sharing...

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On the Rails and in Control Again!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

After what seems like months of floundering, I got my mojo back!
I am focused and determined. I am so there!

Woo Hoo!

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SPACELION 7/26/2011 8:06AM

    I love that feeling, way to go :D
Keep up the awesome

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FOXDIS1 6/24/2011 10:07PM

    way to go emoticon emoticon

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FITFABJENN 6/2/2011 9:13PM

    Woo hoo! Awesome!

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The bottom of the basket (Easter basket that is)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Thank goodness the Easter candy is almost gone at our house.
My willpower has been nada, zilch, zip, and did I mention, non existent. I just can't resist.
So, as they say, once it's gone, it's gone. And not a moment too soon.

Luckily, there aren't any candy holidays for a while. Amen to that!

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    Had to keep that out of my house..gosh I love candy but I love my health more. Good job for you!

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COLEISMYSOUL 5/4/2011 8:12PM

    Okay - it's over - a new day has dawned! We can do this.

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NASCARGRL67 5/3/2011 8:09PM

    Holidays that are focused on candy are always hard (I have no willpower when it comes to certain chocolate, myself). That is why this year I limited the amount of candy that the kids received in their Easter baskets (and I bought things that my husband and I don't like - to make it easier for us not to raid the baskets)! The kids didn't really notice the less candy and haven't asked for it and they are enjoying the trinkets and toys that were in there instead!

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