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One step at a time

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The plan is to keep moving forward and not look back at any bumps in the road.

Each positive move will help me gain confidence that I can overcome setbacks.

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KOFFEENUT 7/24/2014 1:48PM

    I figure on this healthy lifestyle journey we ALL hit bumps in the road (heck, I've wandered off the road ENTIRELY before!). The IMPORTANT thing is that we pick ourselves back up and continue to head in the right direction. And you're right - every small step in the right direction brings us closer to our goals and gives us more confidence. Know we're right beside you, cheering you on!

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Can do!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Yes, I can do this, and no, I am not about to give up at this point in my life. Better to keep trying than allowing myself to give up and gain back all the weight I have lost - plus more.

I can do this, and I will do this. Back to Weight Watchers, and this time, no goofing off, and tracking. That's the way to do it. I am determined to lose at least 20 pounds by summer.


How many times have I been down this road?

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

It sounds like an admonition, but it isn't. It is actually a realization that I need to be on the path, no matter how many times I fall off. It is not about fitting in those skinny jeans (though that would be nice), it is about being healthy and able to do all I want to do in this life.

So, I am one month in to my commitment to myself. I joined Curves, and found my niche. I enjoy exercising there. The trainers really encourage me, and everyone there seems to be in this same place as I am-- giving it there all.

I also decided to open my mind and give Weight Watchers another shot. So, far so good, I found a session with a leader who is a good motivator.

All this makes me feel I am once again doing things that are in my own best interest. As Willie Nelson sings, "I am on the road again!"

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MRSCLAUS46 9/5/2012 2:44PM

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BLUEANGELLK 9/4/2012 1:20PM

    I am back for another "go" too. We just have to stick together and keep at it!!!

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AKELAZ 9/4/2012 12:52PM

    Good for you Madde - great planning AND you sound really upbeat about it all. REALLY hope it works for you - for a good while at least.
We both know that nothing is perfect on this journey - not that I want or expect perfection. Personally, I just went into panic mode today when I glimpsed the beginning of the slippery slope I have slithered down so many times. Thanks to soothing comments from you and others I have calmed down and put on the brakes. Long walk - a lot of window shopping for a diversion and the purchase of a birthday present for my youngest grandson saw me right. Feels OK right now - and perhaps my pathetic panic and recovery from it may be something you remember for your own blips.
Hang in there Madde - I wish you well for your new plans emoticon emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 9/4/2012 9:25AM

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Plans for Exercise for the day

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

It is July 4th and, yes, I am planning to go to gym and work with trainer this morning. I signed up for program three weeks ago, and I keep pushing off returning to the place. Everything else that is going on in life gives me an excuse to cancel my appointment.

I need to not talk myself out of taking care of myself. Why do we do that? In the end It causes more regrets than getting myself in gear and doing it.

Nothing like being out of shape to make you feel bizillion years old. Must put an end to that feeling!

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AKELAZ 7/4/2012 5:43AM

    O-oh . . . I know exactly what you mean. Absolutely anything is, for me, an excuse not to exercise myself into shape. I know that what a friend here said a while ago is true - I feel SO much better for making the effort - mentally as much as physically - and all is right - or at least better - in my world, whatever else is going on.
I also relate to the fact that being out of shape makes me feel older even than I am - NOT what I want. What I DO want is more respect for myself - to like myself enough to do this thing that I've been struggling with on Spark (and before).
I wish you what it takes to get yourself to the gym today and I double wish for you that you feel a sense of achievement once you're done there that will keep you going back.

Good luck - and . . . let me know? emoticon

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PRETTYAIRA 7/4/2012 5:33AM

    Taking care of yourself will always make you feel good. If you think the gym is too far, why not go for a program that is more accessible and that you'll enjoy instead. Just my 2 cents. Good luck!

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The Ongoing Struggle

Sunday, May 27, 2012

So once again what took me almost a year to lose has crept back on in a matter of five months. Losing weight is difficult, yes, but the struggle is keeping it off. Millions of dieters out there, millions of books are available, but the ultimate goal is keeping the weight off.

I am so disillusioned with diets and the struggle. I haven't given up, but want I really want is to be healthy, eat reasonably well and keep the weight off. I literally started Weight Watchers in December, and packed on 30 pounds. That point system does not work for me -- may work for Jennifer Hudson, but calculating points is an added chore. Jenny Craig is an easy way to lose weight (no chores), however, I cannot eat boxed meals for the rest of my life.

My new plan is to follow the old Weight Watcher plan of so many proteins, so many breads, so many fats, and start exercising again (I wish I loved exercise but I don't).

It's a struggle but I am determined to figure it out. emoticon

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AKELAZ 5/31/2012 6:04PM

    Oh how I empathise with you!! I've done the exact same thing - and WHY does it take so long to get rid of pounds and so much less time to put them all back on? Guess all any of us can do is keep trying until we find the formula that is right for us.

I read somewhere this week that people who exercise more find it easier to maintain a lower weight - but I know that I'll never be happy to keep at it every day. I've never found any kind of exercise that gives me pleasure - I just find it all very boring, I'm afraid.
So, sadly, I haven't got anything helpful to say to you except that you are certainly not alone. Like you I just want to be healthy and that's what keeps me putting the effort in.

I've been under the radar for a while but am happy to be back in time to wish you good luck with it all Madde. emoticon

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CURLYCURLY62 5/30/2012 9:40AM

    I could have written those three paragraphs myself. It's so difficult to figure out what to do sometimes given that we have so many choices. It's also difficult to keep making the right choices especially when the right choices sometimes come back to bite your point system and my raw vegan stint. It didn't work for me. Now I'm back to the right amount of proteins, carbs and fats per meal. Maybe we can figure this thing out this time? As long as we don't give up, there is always hope.

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CAPECODLIGHT 5/27/2012 7:57AM

    I hear you. The odds are against us, but if we keep at it we can do this. For me the key is finding a way of eating and exercising I can live with the rest of my life and realizing that I will have to be hyper vigilant about this for the rest of my life --- just the cards I've been dealt. Good luck with your efforts.

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EMGERBER 5/27/2012 7:31AM

    As long as you do not give up and keep trying you will be successful in the end. Enjoy your day!

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