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Goal not reached, but close.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

emoticon emoticon I am leaving on my Alaskan Cruise holiday this Friday. My goal was to lose 24 lb by then. I have lost 21...and I am still happy with my progress.
It has been a hard 4.5 months but I feel good about myself...I am much more active, I eat better and I exercise as a norm in my day/week.
I don't think I will overeat on the cruise, but I am sure some of my choices will not be the greatest. However, I have become accustomed to a healthier way of eating, I actually like it. When I eat too much sugar I usually fall asleep...so that's a no-no. I learned that one the hard way.
SP will be here when I return and so will all you Sparkers who have encouraged me along the way.
I have a new goal in mind for when I return...so I will see you then.

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FANTASM01 9/24/2013 4:49PM

    Hi,
I'm surfing motivational blogs today and yours came up. I think it was great that you were able to lose 21lbs. You came very close to your goal and anyone over the age of 50 knows what a struggle it is to lose weight post menopausal. I hope you enjoyed your cruize. I don't see a follow up post and hope you'll be back soon to tell all about it and post some pics. All the best to you! emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/7/2013 8:19PM

    Awesome job! Enjoy your Cruise and take lots of pictures.

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GLORYB2014 5/7/2013 6:14PM

    Lyn, you did great to lose that weight and knowing how difficult it can be to lose, I know you'll choose some foods that may be a 'no no' but I know you won't overeat them!
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Enjoy your cruise, come back with some pictures and a long blog to tell us about it!
I'LL MISS YOU GIRLFRIEND!
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CHANGINGEMMY 5/7/2013 5:10PM

    Have fun on your cruise!! Wonderful accomplishments!!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 5/7/2013 4:23PM

    Have a blast!! Congratulations on where you made it too, and for feeling better

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CELEST 5/7/2013 3:48PM

    Have funnnnnnn but not of the culinary kind. LOL

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BOOKWERME 5/7/2013 3:13PM

    Happy travels. Remember, too, you can WALK alot on a cruise..lots of decks to explore and walk laps on, even if you never leave the ship. Hope you have a wonderful time. (Wish I were going with you!)

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UPDATE ~

Monday, April 29, 2013

My vertigo is GONE!!! emoticon emoticon

I just did 20 min. of hard boogie and twisting to Silvan Zingg's Dancing The Boogie...
Johan Blohm and the Refreshments...Sweet Little Lisa, I'm Ready, Let it Rock.
Also Jive Bunny's Swing the Mood and Let's Twist Again!!!

You'll get a sweat up if you do all five without stopping....I guarantee it!

Love it!

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PICTUREME40 5/1/2013 9:00PM

    Way to go Girl. Looks like you burned some serious calories. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/30/2013 7:39PM

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GLORYB2014 4/30/2013 3:09PM

    That's GREAT, Lyn! I'd love to see a video of you doing the boggie woggie!
I'll bet you're good at it!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/30/2013 9:45AM

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/29/2013 10:30PM

    AWESOME!

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Vertigo...but pleased

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's been a rough week.

Not anything I can put my finger on, but I seem to be struggling lately with staying on course with my food intake. And my energy level is at zero.

That's the hardest thing to cope with. I usually have a good supply of energy each day.
I have been getting enough protein, and keeping away from sugar.
So I'm not sure why.

The weather doesn't help when it's raining and blustery.
Today, though, it has started out sunny and is supposed to warm up considerably
by weeks end.
I'm hoping that will help boost my energy some.

I lost 1.5 lb. last week...I am pleased about that, but not as happy as I was expecting to be. Perhaps this darned vertigo has me in it's grips a little too much today.

I'm planning on sitting out in the sun on my deck this afternoon when it's warmer.
That seems to give me a boost.

Have wonderful week everyone....let's keep on keepin' on!!!

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BOOKWERME 4/30/2013 7:29AM

    Lots of good stuff you are reporting, despite the challenges. Have you had your blood sugars checked? That can cause that fatigue...as can the other things folks have suggested. Our bodies are so complex..we really have to be a detective sometimes to figure out what is going on. Thinking of you. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 4/29/2013 9:50PM

    Are you maybe a bit short on sleep?? Congrats on the weight loss: hope that the vertigo diminishes soon.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/29/2013 9:43PM

    Well done on the weight loss! You could have an ear infection or a bone out in your neck causing the Vertigo. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 4/29/2013 7:06PM

    Sitting in the sun would be good for you Lyn, a real mood booster! I hope that vertigo doesn't last long, my daughter has bouts of that and even though she takes her meds for it, it can get bad. Take good care of YOU!
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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/29/2013 2:20PM

    I hit a plateau and now I am struggling too Lyn. Won't it be nice not to have to worry about these things in the near future?

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NWLIFESRC 4/29/2013 1:38PM

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CAROL494 4/29/2013 1:37PM

  Losing 1.5 pounds last week is great! Keep up the good work!

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Almost there....I think I can do this!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Well, here it is April 22, 2013.

OK....So it's April 22, 2013, Lyn....so what?

Well.........I'm still alive. emoticon I'm still active. emoticon I have no arthritis. emoticon I have no apparent health problems. emoticon
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Here I am....a woman born in 1938....ya' know, that's such a long time ago when I think about it....that's even before the second world war! Oh, my goodness, how the world has changed.
And now that you mention it Lyn...so have you. And for the better I think.
I've learned how to listen to others....to look them in the eyes....and really listen, to hear their concerns.
I have learned to not talk so much. Other people need to share, to unload, so I really prefer to hear their stories, and not the sound of my own voice babbling on.
I have found that I truly love to comfort others that are hurting. Even if they are just minor hurts...it doesn't matter, because THEY matter.

I have also found a lot of other people here on SP who are the same. They love to comfort others, to encourage, to build people up when they are down, sad, depressed or hurting. What wonderful examples for me to learn from.
Thank you Spark People....all you beautiful Spark People.... emoticon

So, on this SP journey that I restarted on Jan 1, 2013....here I am, on the brink of my first ever goal line.....ever!!! I have 4 more pounds to lose in order to pat myself on the back.
I realized today, that when I get to a point like this, I seem to sabotage myself. Perhaps from lack of confidence that I won't make it...and of course sabotaging myself means that I won't. And that just re-enforces my negative thoughts that I never can.
And around we go again.

BUT NOT THIS TIME!!!

I titled my Sparkpage "Yes, I can."
And I will.
I am telling myself I will this time. I have to....I don't have much time left to keep on trying and keep on sabotaging myself.

I am posting these pictures because they help to reinforce my confidence. Hey, Lyn...you really can do it. Three more weeks to go before I leave on my cruise. That's my goal timeline.

This was last August.

This was a couple months ago.

This is today.

Today is a good day.
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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 4/23/2013 2:59PM

    emoticon So inspiring!
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CELEST 4/23/2013 10:51AM

    What a delightful blog and the self improvement is awesome. You keep going and doooo enjoy your cruise.

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GLORYB2014 4/23/2013 10:28AM

    Wow Lyn, you've really been working it! You look super great and only a few more pounds to go? AWESOME!!

Of course you're going to make it; of course you aren't going to sabotage all the good you've done. Why?
BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT GIRL!!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/23/2013 8:51AM

    You look great, and you have so much to be proud of! Keep up the good work and never stop telling yourself that you are worth it!

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PICTUREME40 4/23/2013 8:29AM

    Way to go Girl!!!! Looks like your hard work is paying off.
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COOKIE_AT_51 4/23/2013 8:02AM

    emoticon What wonderful changes! emoticon

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STHOMAS1009 4/23/2013 7:52AM

    You are looking good! emoticon and emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/23/2013 12:33AM

    AMAZING!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/22/2013 11:25PM

    Awesome! You and Aunt Carol are almost the same age. She was born in 35. She is the one that paints.

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A Panacea....not even close.

Monday, April 08, 2013

The definition of 'panacea'..."A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all."

Now why the blazes then do I/we use food to try to cure my/our problems? It is not a remedy for anything but physical problems, and THEN... other challenges in our lives improve. So why, after living over 7 decades am I still choosing to go down the wrong road!!!!!!!!!!
Some family relationships are not what I had hoped would be at this time in my life.
IT HURTS. IT REALLY, REALLY HURTS. So much that as I type, tears are welling up.
As a result, I chose food to soothe the ache in my heart....HA!!!....didn't work...so what else is new in your life Lyn!!!

Now here I am, back home after a family gathering, some of whom have not seen each other in several years.
I have put on 3 lb. but I must admit, it is less than I was expecting. Considering how badly I behaved regarding my food intake. Chocolate bars, French Fries, large plates of Poutine with the kitchen sink on it...cheesecake, ice cream, pop, burgers, candy, cookies in abundance, sweet potato fries drowned in cheese, fried egg sandwiches smothered in mayonnaise, etc. etc. etc. emoticon

HOWEVER....as so many dear sparkfriends have said, 'today is a new day'. I WILL do better now that I am home.....but..............................
....the heartache is still there.
No one ever said life was going to be a breeze....but is sure is a heckuva' ride!

Have a good week everyone....I'm going to try my best to make it a rewarding one for myself. You too, eh?

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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 4/9/2013 10:50PM

    Oh My Dear Sister Lyn! {{{gentle hugs}}} Your post/blog struck a chord in my heart that is still reverberating... so sad when family doesn't do/say/act like we expect they should! :(
But you are doing all the rights things to get yourself back on track with healthy activities. Perhaps a little extra pampering will help you feel even better. :) Some prayer, some kingdom songs (with or without vocals), some soothing tea, a nice cushy recliner... whatever works for you! You totally deserve it!!! emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/8/2013 11:14PM

    Hang in there. So many of us have the same issues emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/8/2013 10:12PM

    Lyn you keep fighting hun!! I COMPLETELY understand the family relationship thing!! I have not spoken to my mother in over a year, I have no relationship with one sibling who is transgender and apostate and the other sibling is disfellowshipped. None of my neices and nephews ever contact me. The only family I have is the most important family of all, My brothers and sisters. They are my parents, siblings, nieces, nephews etc. I used to be an emotional eater as well, but it can be beaten and you will beat it.

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GLORYB2014 4/8/2013 5:31PM

    I hear what you're saying about family relationships and I know the pain Lyn.
At our age, all a person can do is live their own life as best as they can and let others do the same.
Your weight gain isn't horrendous girlfriend, don't fret! I can eat an ordinary meal and gain more than that!
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Trying to cheer you my friend, don't let anyone upset you. You're a good woman with a good heart, take care of YOU!
Hugs, Hugs, Hugs!
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BOOKWERME 4/8/2013 5:26PM

    So..now you've enjoyed all the "goodies" (badies!) and are ready to straighten things out. Go for it, Lynn..you can do it. It is human to desire the treats..especially along with social special occasions. Just don't make it a practice and keep going forward. emoticon (gently) Sorry you are hurting.

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CINA-MINI 4/8/2013 4:52PM

    I am sending you hugs and love.

I am glad you made a safe trip. Glad to have you back.


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CELEST 4/8/2013 2:20PM

    There are those times when life just dumps a bucket load on us and then we add to the injury by eating.....but as Don said....the past is the past and nothing you can do to fix that. Tomorrow is a new day for new choices.
Sorry about the pain in your heart....this old system is taking its toll on people.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 4/8/2013 1:25PM

    My dear Sister Lyn, YOU DID WHAT???!!!
Can't even remember what you did. Can't do anything about the past, all you can do is pick yourself up an take a step, or steps toward the goal.
Best thing you can do is forget about it and move on.
It is sad that some relationships never form into what we would like them to be, that is why we can be grateful for our Christian family of millions of Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, & Sisters.
Jehovah the God of all comfort will bring you peace!

Agape

Don

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