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Adding Gratitude

Friday, August 10, 2012

I am a firm believer in the power of gratitude. So when I am tired from work and really don't want to do my workout because my feet, legs and back are sore, I have to remember to give thanks.

I give thanks that I have a job, even if I do get tired, because so many don't have a job and I give thanks for being able to walk and have sore feet and legs as so many can't even walk.

There is always time to add gratitude in your day. Even a small thank you to a friend, coworker or even stranger can make that person's day. Hey even saying thanks Spark People for being here and helping me on my journey to health!!!! emoticon

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LOIS263 8/18/2012 8:42AM

    I want to thank everyone for their comments!!

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GAMELISSA 8/14/2012 4:16PM

  You are so right! What a blessing you have to have a "thankful" gratitude. Call it an attitude of gratitude! Once you truly begin to count how many blessings you have- - there is no room for stinkin' thinkin'.

Best of luck to you on your journey to a healthier and leaner you.

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DIANNEJEANINE 8/10/2012 10:24AM

    I AM thankful everyday, not just for the good things, but for the challenges that make me stronger and the grace to get the help that is available.

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JUDYHELP 8/10/2012 10:21AM

  emoticon your right, and thanks for sharing that with me. I am working on being positive. I've let to many negative things get to me. I wish you continued success on your new journey and all the support you need. emoticon together we can do this emoticon Judy

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5k walk/jog challenge YES BIG PEOPLE WE CAN ALL DO THIS

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ok so today is day 2 first week of the 5k walk/jog challenge. I am a big girl and 52, but still I walked the 4 mins and ran the 1 min a total of 5 times!!!! And us big people know with all our flabs flapping and thighs rubbing, that is not an easy feat!! emoticon

So I challenge everyone out there to try this challenge even if it the 5k walk, let's show those skinny people what we are capable of!!!

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NANCYSINATRA 6/20/2012 11:26AM

    I'm right there with you. I've been trying to complete the walk/jog challenge for some time now, and finally made it to week 3, but then had to deal with an injury. Have been slowly trying to get back into it, but so far walking is about it for me. But I did get in 6 miles of walking yesterday. So yes, even us big girlies can do it!!!

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joined the spring challenge

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I started the spring challenge on Sunday 4/29. This seems to be one that for once I will actually be able to stay with and am motivated by.

I've gained back weight since last year....not happy about that. So I have to make changes in my eating and especially exercising!!!

I want to be at goal by the end of this year!



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I was watching Biggest Loser and saw the Pound for Pound challenge, that you pledge to lose a certain number of pounds by June 30, 2010, up to 50lbs and money is donated to your nearest food bank. What motivation, lose weight and help those who are going hungry everyday. I read a recent statistic in my local paper the San Jose Mercury and they said 1 in 4 people in Santa Clara county are at risk of going hungry everyday!!! I challenge everyone to join, even if it is to lose only one pound!!! emoticon

I am participating in the Pound for Pound Challenge. I pledged to lose 50 pounds and donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara in San Jose, CA. Check it out at http://www.PFPChallenge.com

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way to make a difference!

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QUILTINGQUE 3/17/2010 2:07AM

    sounds like a good idea - I'll check it out

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almost 9 months out

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thurs 3/18 I will be 9 months out from surgery. The weight just doesn't come off as easy as before. I am going back to basics, whether I like it or not! This is my life, not a diet and I must succeed! In many of my co workers and family's eyes i have succeeded, but I still have 100lbs to go. It seems the closer I get to being in the 100s the harder it is for the weight to come off. It is frustrating.

And now it is time to make that frustration work for me and for me to take action! I can do this!!

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LOIS263 3/15/2010 9:53PM

    Thanks everyone it is nice to know I'm not alone!!! emoticon

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SCUBAMOM1964 3/15/2010 12:43PM

    As a longterm post-op I'm here to tell you that if you get back to basics, your tool (the WLS) will still work for you.

I recently gained 20 pounds due to a relocation. I started getting back to basics shortly after the new year (late Jan/early Feb) and have lost 15 pounds since then. Yes, the weight loss slows down; our efforts more closely resemble "normal" or non-WLS people's.

If you work your program, your program will work for you.

emoticon You can do it!!

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THEELOPERS 3/15/2010 12:29PM

    I totally know the feeling! I am 5 1/2 months out and have hit three different plateaus! I hit one in January, one in February and now one in March. I will lose three or four pounds and then nothing. Ugh!

Just keep on keeping on. I know that we will all make it to where we want to be. I still have 100 to loss too and it looks a long way off...so I focus on my NEXT goal and not the long term. Makes it easier and not as stressful!

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NEWMEIN2009 3/15/2010 7:43AM

    I am 7 months out and the scale barely budges so I know how you feel. I am 7 lbs away from ONEDERLAND and the last 2 months, I feel like my progress has practically come to a standstill. I am doing well with keeping my exercise goals but I need to get back to the basics with you on the food intake. 3 months ago I could have easily lost these 7 lbs in 2 weeks but I'll be lucky to have them gone by Easter. Good luck to you!


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LIQUIDJEWELS07 3/15/2010 7:19AM

    Yea I know it is rough getting back into the game- especially after surgery. I wish you luck and success in everything you do!


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