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New Clothes

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I HATE clothes shopping.
I hate trying on clothes.
So I started buying clothes that I knew would fit, baggy clothes. Well hubby decided that I shouldn't have to go around looking like a bag lady. He found the perfect excuse, the Christian school that I volunteer @ was having a Christmas dinner & pageant. So we went to walmart to pick up my Dads meds, looked around found every excuse not to get anything, we missed our bus so had time to kill. Decided to stop in Conway, seen some cute stuff - I love that they have CUTE bra & pantie sets that fit & give support. Well I decided to buy a few I SHOULD FIT REAL SOON SHIRTS - they kind of fit over my t-shirt.
Well tonite was the dinner n I wore a new outfit & it fit n it was the best feeling in the world.
Tonight when we walked in it wasn't Y IS HE WITH HER he skinny n she fat (u know ppl say it loud enough 4 u 2 hear) , what I heard was WOW THEY MAKE A CUTE COUPLE, she looks different.
I don't remember the last time I felt this good. This was better then the I LOST 16 lbs. No more looking like a bag lady 4 me
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I have along way to go but I know I can do it now.

  
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LADYPHOENIX61 12/13/2008 12:09PM

    Maga! Good for you! You don't like to shop???What's wrong with you woman!? The All My Children's team is going to have to work on you! We live for shopping over there!
What Conway are you near? If it's the one in my state, I'll get you shopping!

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PROUDMOM2BOYS 12/13/2008 6:26AM

    Good for you! It is amazing how much different you can feel with clothes that fit you well! Keep up the good work! ~ Jodi


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TONYA_JO 12/12/2008 9:13AM

    That is always such a great feeling! Way to go.

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CRAZY_CAROLLYNN 12/11/2008 11:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Just think with those responses...in another 40 pounds...you might not dislike it so much. I hated shopping too. Who am I kidding, not really fond of it still. lol
But that's because nothing ever fit and even when it did, not very flattering. Not like when I was a teen in those sexy Gloria Vanderbilt's. I am so happy for you!!! wooohooooo

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TABITHA08 12/11/2008 9:44AM

    You definitely CAN do it!!

Way to go hun. I am glad that you felt so great. You deserve to feel special all of the time!

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W8FALNOFF 12/11/2008 7:37AM

    WooHoo!
What a great high to be on...Kudos to your husband for pushing you to buy something new!
I bet you were feeling on top of Cloud 9 hearing all those wonderful compliments..
Well that was just the beginnning!!
Patty

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DENONNIE 12/11/2008 12:57AM

    Good for you Maga!!! Feeling special sure does mean a lot and those complements does help our self esteam. Way to go!!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 12/10/2008 11:55PM

    I bet you looked great.
We need to sometimes go out and spend some money on ourselves, be it buy a new outfit, new purse, something just to pick up our spirits, I am glad you had the new outfit, I am glad your hubby suggested it, I am extra glad it gave you that special confidence.
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What will u do differently to prevent the holiday weight gain of years past?

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

This year I will not sit next to the desert table @ church. I will cook healthier foods. I will track my calories. I will exercise when I'm suppose to regardless as to whether or not it is a holiday or special occasion. If I go to a buffet I will eat the veggies ( they r easier to track when I m out).
This is a new me I will not continue with bad habits, I will replace them all with good habits.

  
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W8FALNOFF 12/9/2008 6:15PM

    The best Christmas present one can give themselves!
Great Holiday Goals..you can do it!
Patty

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Changing Habits

Monday, December 08, 2008

Changing some of my habits wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
Problem that I m having now is that pain gets worse due to the cold - so I can't do my exercising in the morning. It really helped me to get up & go walk my mile. Come home eat breakfast, take care of my dad. House work done by lunch. Eat lunch then on certain days strengthen exercise. But now I'm not starting my day till about 11, so I'm eating breakfast @ noon.
I need to figure out a way to go back to my changed habits - I was doing soooo well.
One things that I did realize that changing habits aren't the hard - the problem is when there r obstacles.
But I will focus on getting back on track. Guess I need to start using that electric heater that is in storage in my room to keep me warmer.
The new year will be a different year of GOOD habits

  


Can't Quit

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Well it's been a rough couple of days. The pain is getting bad again & I m back on the breathing machine everyday. It's hard to stay focused on weight loss right now.

But I have to do this for me, I have to get healthier. So since the pain is worst in the morning, I do very little during those time periods. The pain usually eases up by about 2 or 3 and is bearable till I lay down. I really miss doing my morning mile, it's too hard rite now, so instead I take 3 10 minute walks around the house through out the day. Prayerfully this will ease up soon, last time it took a couple of mths to get better. But I refuse to just lay down and take this. I m gonna just remember everything that I learned in therapy (no insurance to go back). the pain is constant just worst at certain times n the pills don't really help much (that's y I still have some left). So tomorrow is another day n I will continue to struggle & fight until I win this battle.

I can't quit - I can't let the depression win. Sometimes it just seems like I'm always fighting. Fighting depression. Fighting weight. Fighting food. Fighting myself.

  
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NEEDPEOPLE 12/7/2008 7:41PM

    This will pass, I promise. Just push past the pain. You are to valuable to give up on. The best thing you can do is move around. You CAN do it and YOU are worth the work to get past this. Hang in there!

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LADYPHOENIX61 12/4/2008 2:39PM

    Maga, keep pushing, persevere, fight past the pain! You've come so far already! Stay positive for yourself and your family. You've got the attitude, keep it positive!
Renee

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TONYA_JO 12/4/2008 1:01PM

    Hang in there emoticon

It sounds like you have a good plan in place to keep getting some movement in each day. Take it one day at a time.

You can do it.

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JUSEEGIRL 12/4/2008 12:01PM

    Hang in there. Everyone goes through rough patches. But they do pass and if you get past it without quitting, the rough periods won't be so bad in the future. It will get better for you.

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Day 23

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Today is day 23 on Sparks.

I've gotten lots of advice and shared some things that worked for me. I've actually lost weight & can c a slight difference. I walk everyday regardless of how I'm feeling. I'm still working on eating healthier, I do eat 5 fruit/veggies, everyday.

As a person who suffers from depression it's really hard sometimes to deal with the emotional roller coaster of weight lost. As much support as I get on this site & from my hubby - some times it's just enough. Especially when it comes to the actual workout routines. Hubby is usually sleeping when I'm working out, he works alot of overnights. I'm thinking about joining a gym if I can find an inexpensive one close by.

Someday r just so much harder then others. I spent most of today in bed, but I did get up n take 3 - 10 minute walks. Between the asthma, the cramps, the syatica , & then add the depression, I just don't want to do anything. Don't want to be bothered with anyone. I just want to curl up in a ball n disappear.

Tomorrow is another day. I m praying 4 strength n trusting in the Lord, that he will c me thru this.

  
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WINDSURFER 12/1/2008 6:43PM

    So. You're another one who can find a day passes while you spend time in bed, hmm? It happens to me too. It's lower back pain - fibromyalgia - and anxiety/stress problems that sometimes feel so overwhelming that it's hard to move.

BUT - Look at you! YOU GOT UP AND TOOK THREE 10 MINUTE WALKS!

THAT IS AMAZING!

You CAN do this - You ARE doing it! HOO-Rah!

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FATSOLUTIONS 12/1/2008 12:42AM

  I hear your pain and have some of the same issues as you reveal. It's OK to take some time out when its a holiday weekend. For me, I found that aqua aerobics has worked wonders for my syatica and also my depression. I signed up at 24hr fitness for monthly fee and go three times a week with other women my age and it has helped a lot.
I hope tomorrow will be a new and better day for you. Let me know if I can help.

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LADYCASA48 11/30/2008 9:52PM

    Hang in there MAGA68,
I can relate to your difficulties. I'm on disability for major depression and some other issues including severe sleep apnea. I'm also a recovering addict and binge eating is a huge issue for me. All we can do is take it one day at a time, do the best we can, and then let it go. You did the best you could today and getting your 3 walks in was a huge accomplishment for you. Just try to remember that when these bad days come, tomorrow is almost always better. And if not, ride it out and do the best you can like you did today. The most important thing of all is that you don't EVER beat yourself up. Instead, understand that you did the best you knew how to cope with a difficult day. And be curious about what might have been going on inside to cause you to feel down. You've come too far to throw in the towel now.

I'm not happy with my progress today either. Unlike you, I didn't get my cardio in, I didn't eat as well as I would have liked, and I didn't log all my food like I set out to do. But dang it! I did a lot of things right and I didn't binge like I did yesterday. So let's both forgive ourselves and let this day go so we can apply our focus and energy on doing the best we can tomorrow. Okay?

Cindy

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