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Friday, February 14, 2014

The scales finally showed a loss today--2 pounds! Praise the Lord! I'm just praying that the weight will stay off and I can lose some more. I knew I could do it (again). I will keep trying to lose and I will not give up. Thank you SparkPeople!
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GOLFGMA 2/16/2014 7:54AM

    Congrats on losing two pounds! emoticon

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GENRE009 2/16/2014 1:09AM

    I have learned to shove vegetables into everything, that helps. plan minny meals in between. journal & always plan ahead. And if you exercise it help with the weight loss faster. eva

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Went to Zumba and then Yoga at the YMCA on Saturday. My downward dog has been howling since yesterday morning.
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GOLFGMA 2/12/2014 7:16AM

    It only hurts for a little while. emoticon
Don't give up! emoticon

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AMSPARKS23 2/11/2014 10:24AM

    lol Its wonderful to have a boost of passion with exercising! The bad thing about it is when we over do it because we aren't used to it :) Consistency is better than an over abundance at one time because it takes us longer to heal :) emoticon

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LACEYKYLE 2/10/2014 4:56PM

    Is your doggie ok? I'll pray for him. emoticon exercise!!!


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WITH-GOD-I-CAN 2/10/2014 1:28PM

    LOL very cute post. Never forget; you are worth all the pain and all this effort my friend. GOD bless, lesleyanne. emoticon

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GODSCHILDAMYB 2/10/2014 11:33AM

    Ouch! Good job!

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MARGARITTM 2/10/2014 10:04AM

    I know the feeling!

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I Just Don't Know...

Friday, February 07, 2014

Either my scales are broken or I'm gaining muscle. I have really been frustrated lately because the scales are not showing any weight loss but several people at the YMCA have said I look like I have lost weight. Maybe it is muscle since I have been taking Yoga and using my hand weights which I had not been doing for a while. I just wish the scales would show a loss. I'll just have to have patience and keep working hard.
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GENRE009 2/8/2014 10:56PM

    there are so many reasons why your scale seems like it isn't going down:
1. lack of bowl elimination
2. weighting after eating meals, need to be in the morning, before even drinking anything
3. If you weigh yourself after lifting, your muscles have expanded
4.eating processed food makes you retain water eight, and swell from salt.
5. if you are not journaling,
6.or eating healthier,
it's hard to keep track of what you actually eat

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GOLFGMA 2/8/2014 9:06AM

    You are probably right. I like feeling the strength I am getting from working with resistance bands and machines at the Y. I have lost an inch without losing a pound. Hang in there, for it will happen if you continue doing strength training and other heart healthy exercises. emoticon

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SHORTSTORY2 2/8/2014 7:01AM

  If you are doing all the right things good things are going on inside and muscles are being built and strengthened. I'd rather see the scales report a loss, but you will be surprised some day. That needle is going to move and shock you!! ; ) Keep up the good work. emoticon Eileen

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LACEYKYLE 2/7/2014 8:55PM

    emoticon with what Judi said! emoticon

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KKLENNERT809 2/7/2014 8:26PM

    Muscle is good-you lose inches with muscle! emoticon emoticon

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SINGINGLADY47 2/7/2014 7:22PM

    Check for your non-scale victories. Are your clothes looser. Take your measurements and see if that has changed. Are you weighing yourself everyday. If you are don't. Weighing everyday is a motivation killer. Only weigh once a week. Be sure to track every bite you take. It sounds to me like you may be, like you say, gaining muscle. Check those nsv's. The only victories you will see are not just on the scales. You will do this. Just step back and listen when people say you look like you have lost weight and don't depend just on the scales to tell you that. You are doing very well. Hang in there. God bless. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Judi.

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UMBILICAL 2/7/2014 6:54PM

  Muscle I hope

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Help Me, I'm Sinking

Friday, January 31, 2014

I feel like Iím in sinking sand.

I thought for sure the scales would say I had lost something this time, but nooooo they just wonít budge.

Iím stuck in a rut again and I canít seem to get out. I was really hoping this year would be different and I would start losing steadily. Wrong again.

. Maybe itís the weather and the fact the YMCA has been closed.

I have been exercising but not as vigorously as I would be at the Y.
For the most part, I eat healthy and low fat but sometimes temptations creep in and I indulge.

I hope the Y will be open tomorrow so I can go to Zumba and Yoga.

I really need to start lifting weights again too.

Iíve got to come up with a plan of action because I have more weight I want to lose. I know I can do this!

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PURPLEPEONY 2/2/2014 10:15PM

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GENRE009 2/2/2014 10:03PM

    These cat pictures are the greatest!

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GENRE009 2/2/2014 10:02PM

    I used to think I was fat when I would fight the same 10 pounds in the winter. now after putting on about 60 pounds from an a car accident, 10 pounds would sound like I was skinny. I like to joke about it and say that I was in so much pain that if I had drugs, I would have done that, and if I had pain killers, I would have done that too, or if their was boos, that would have been something I would have done. but not having any of those options, I did food! Ha, Ha, it's my drug of choice. it really is hard to fight all your triggers, and habits, and chemistry, and all the foods that call you, and if you eat the wrong processed food you swell from salt. what's a dieter top do? Well I used to be an exercise addict, so under duress, I guess that didn't help me either. I do the diabetic diet, in Spark or outside, cause it is the healthiest. Yet I have learned from going into different clinic that what need to change is my life style, and for that I do Weight watcher, cause they teach you how to change your bad habits. I don't want to hear when my body needs food that I have to pretend that it doesn't, So I have learned what to fill up on,a nd keep a journal, and I really don't haver to kill myself every nite at the gym, and my weight has come off, cause I am counting, and eating minny meals in between to keep from getting out of control. I hope something I have said helped you. good luck, we all need it. And I am down now 45 pounds, but it was slow. eva

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SINGINGLADY47 2/1/2014 8:19AM

    I am going to ask you a silly and what you may think is a stupid question. Are you eating enough? Also, as the others said, look at those non-scale victories. I assure you, you will be surprised. I have hit those plateaus also. It will discourage you. Don't let that happen. And don't weigh too often. That can just kill your motivation. By all means, don't lose that terrific sense of humor. I am like Della, you got me with the title. You are doing great. Just be a little more patient....you've got this right in the palm of your hand. Hang in there. Remember small victories win battles and won battles win wars. This journey to a more healthy you is like a war. You can do this. Oh. and BTW, I just love cats!!! Have a blessed day. emoticon Judi

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COMIC_BOOK_MAMA 1/31/2014 10:58PM

    emoticon Hitting a plateau is hard, but look for other non-scale victories too! I'm in the same boat, not losing any weight, but I've noticed other things like the fact that I'm easily increasing the distance I'm walking each week and my pants getting too big. It's hard keeping the motivation when the scale doesn't want to budge but keep up the positive attitude.

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IGNITEME101 1/31/2014 7:58PM

    Cute! wow You really had me going when I saw the title! Yes, you are making light with fun and laughs. I'm relieved for you. I know you rae concerned though.

Don't give up and DON'T LOOSE your sense of Humor!! emoticon

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CAJUNGANNY 1/31/2014 7:53PM

    Yes you can. Over the past four months I only lost 4 lbs, you would think that I was upset? No. I lost 6 inches in my waist and 2 inches in my hips. I'm a happy camper. the weight will come off soon. Keep going forward

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Awesome Song

Friday, January 03, 2014

This is an extremely inspirational song. Watching Big Daddy Weave singing on this video is awesome. You can see the emotion on his face as he sings. I get goosebumps every time I watch it. Here is the link:

The name of the song is "Redeemed". Here are the words:

Seems like all I could see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me "son
Stop fighting a fight it's already been won"

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains

Wipe away every stain, now I'm not who I used to be
I am redeemed, I'm redeemed

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, "Child lift up your head"

I remember, oh God, You're not done with me yet

I am redeemed, You set me free

So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, now I'm not who I used to be

Because I don't have to be the old man inside of me
'Cause his day is long dead and gone
Because I've got a new name, a new like, I'm not the same
And a hope that will carry me home

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, 'cause I'm not who I used to be

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, heah, I'm not who I used to be
Oh God, I'm not who I used to be
Jesus, I'm not who I used to be
'Cause I am redeemed
Thank God, redeemed

Wow, truly awesome. I too am glad I'm redeemed.

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TOOTSBABY 1/30/2014 4:06PM

    Wonderful and love the song too

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MJ7DM33 1/3/2014 11:23PM

  emoticon I really like it too!

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CAL6563 1/3/2014 11:07PM

    This is so my life song.....LOVE it!! Makes me cry every time. God is sooo good!!

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IGNITEME101 1/3/2014 10:56PM

    It is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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