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My Biggest Goals

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Besides trying to loss close to 100 lbs, my biggest goals are mainly medical.

I want to be able to walk without using the cane; I presently only using it occasionally now.

I want to stop using the nebulizer on a regular basis.

I want to be able to walk up the steps without getting out of breath.

Materialistically I would like to be able to go into a clothing store & buy clothes the fit properly.

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BABIE_JANE 3/18/2009 11:22PM

    You will meet each of your goals one step at a time. I will be here cheering you on. You can!

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W8WHITTILER 3/18/2009 4:24PM

    Marsha...those goals are yours!
You are going to reach each and every one of them!
Just take a small step towards them each just one small thing for each one of them..remember those small steps will lead you to that milestone!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 3/18/2009 3:32PM

    Maga I think you are on the right track, Riding a bike is very good exercise You will get there, and I will be here cheering you on. emoticon

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By 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Today was a good day, by 10 am I had did 5 mins of yoga; went bike riding for an hr; walking for an hr & dancing for 20 mins. Then I did a little more in the evening. I felt great all day.
I hate getting up in the morning but I been up since 6 am. Tuesday is my busiest day of the wk. I go to get my free fruit/veggies, I volunteer @ Christian school & I supervise an after school reading program; on top of all that I have to do my regular household & Dad duties. Also tonight we had an emergency church council meeting. I'm feeling good tired but not run down.
I m still m having trouble getting all my carbs.
Yes, as I sit here typing I m being bad & having several drinks. But I did log them.
Yesterday I lightened my hair & trimmed it. Decided to do make some changes to improve my mood.
Something I was thinking if exercise counts together all wk to total a certain amount y cant food too.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 3/17/2009 11:06PM

    I think you are doing great on your fitness min. You are going to just have that weight falling off, It is nice you did your hair too, it always gives one a lift in their spirits when they do that. Keep it up you are doing great!


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Started Stages Over

Monday, March 16, 2009

According to the e-mail it was time to move on to stage 4 & I clicked it. Then I was thinking; I've had a really rough 2 mths. So I've decided to literally start over- go back to stage 1. I've made alot of changes since I started Sparks but when I got sick it really all went to heck. I gained back 10 lbs of the 23 lbs that I had lost, so now I've only lost 13 lbs. But I did loss 13 lbs.
I m going to continue logging all my food & exercise I m just going to revisit the beginning. I will also continue to move forward on my workouts. I can learn something that I may have skipped over the 1st time.

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TAMMIEMALAWI 3/17/2009 3:51AM

    Hi Maga, I just want to encourage you to keep pressing on...that is what I'm doing. I've been at a stand still for a long time. I am still exercising most days, and tracking some food each day......I know we can do it.....

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LITTLE_QUEEN 3/17/2009 12:02AM

    Maga, That is a really great idea to go back to the beginning! You are doing great and you know why? Cause you know you were not ready for stage 4 so you are starting again, That is so honest and admirable of you!

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Thought of Quitting

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I thought about quitting but I know that I can't.

I've really been going thru it with the depression lately. I thought it would ease up when Dad came home from the rehab last Mon, instead it got worst. W/O the insurance I cant get my meds but I was blessed by finding an old bottle of pills that I thought I lost when I was away at a conference.

Hubby has been truly amazing thru all this (& to think a cpl yrs ago it almost destroyed our marriage). He is pushing me to exercise in some way everyday. We even went over to Philly after church today to pick up some fruits & veggies off the $1.00 shelf at the produce store in the gallery.

I've changed up my strengthening work out some instead of doing it 3 days a wk I'm going to do 6 days a wk. I will focus 2 days a wk to each core, upper, & lower, doing them on different days.

So, thanks to my annoying hubby & my wonderful friends here on Sparks I will not quit. I may do alot of whining here on my blogs, but I know that by the Grace of God I can accomplish anything.

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MELANIE387 3/19/2009 10:29PM

    emoticon to you for not quitting. When it comes to losing weight or any challenge, for that matter, it's easier said than done. But with God...and friends and family...all things are possible. And if it helps you succeed, whine, holler, pray, do whatever it takes. We are all here with you. Good luck and God Bless!

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MISSCAROL 3/16/2009 9:43PM

    I have a feeling that if you even try to quit, several of us will come kick your butt.

Seriously though, I am proud of you sticking with it. I know that it is not easy, but remember we are hear for you. Willing to listen, even if you whine. Let us know how we can help support you. Cheer you on! You name it!

As a 4 year old told me yesterday, "You Can Do It!"


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BRIGHTMOMENTS 3/16/2009 7:33PM

    Wow! I'm really impressed by what you're doing now, and what you plan to increase to! Good for you--and your nagging, loving husband! Exercise is great, both for body and mind.

"I know that God will not give me more than I can handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much." - Mother Theresa

As you probably know, going off meds cold turkey isn't a good idea. Talk to your Dr. You might find some interesting ideas here as well:

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LITTLE_QUEEN 3/16/2009 3:09PM

    Fear knocked at the door,
Faith Answered,
And lo, No one was there.

Keep your Faith Maga!

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W8WHITTILER 3/16/2009 9:07AM

    Marsha, Marsha, Marsha...(Sorry, could not pass up doing that..LOL)
With God all things are possible, and there is nothing we are not brought to that He will not get us through!

You are going to get through this, and what a blessing to have such a great husband that is there to push you and support you!

Hang in there sweetie, things can only get better from here...I see the sun shining through emoticon (Right there, do you see it?)
Just do what you can, when you can, all you can do is your best everyday, and just feel good about what you are doing, don't think about what you should be doing...always remember....Can will win, and should just it is better to CAN DO!

And I am here anytime, so go ahead and whine!

Hey have you checked with the manufacture of your med, sometimes they help people get the meds they need, it is worth checking into..

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WEBSAM 3/15/2009 11:18PM

    You are SO right! "by the Grace of God I can accomplish anything." It is 100% true. Sometimes when I found an exercise was "too hard", I asked God to lend me some of his strength to get through, and you know what, it works!!!

You can do it!

Did you check with Walmart on your meds? I'm just wondering b/c I don't have insurance now either since I got laid off but one of my 2 is a $4 walmart generic, and my Rite Aid matches the price so I still get convenience.

Keep the faith! You can do anything with God's help!

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STACEYSGETNFIT 3/15/2009 11:17PM

    By the Grace of God ANYTHING can happen! DO NOT QUIT! He will pull you through!

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Bike Riding

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Went bike riding today & it was great.

My thighs r still burning.

Now that I'm over the major part of feeling sorry for myself. I m realizing that the I'm feeling the workouts so much more now. It's like the 1st 4 mths of working out was just getting me ready for the real stuff. No matter which type of exercise I do I feel it in the muscles & I sweat so much quicker now when I work out. I hate sweating, like really yuck.
I will accomplish this. I have to accomplish this.

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BABIE_JANE 3/14/2009 11:35PM

    Sweating is good for you, just remember that. Your body heats up and sweat helps to cool it down. I know it can make you feel sticky and dirty, but just remember it's a good thing. Keep up the great work and enjoy your biking.

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KOTOGOAL 3/14/2009 10:57PM

    Bike riding is a great workout. I have a goal to do more bike riding this summer with my family. I hope you enjoyed your ride.


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