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an I don't day

Monday, January 05, 2009

Today was an I dont give a fudge day. Different from the usual ones cause even though I reverted back to my old eating habits the last 2 days, I still did my exercise the past 2 days. So I guess they werent totally wasted days, maybe tomorrow I will think about going back to healthier eating.

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    I sort of feel that we are entitled to a few "Dont give a fudge" days...but its AGAIN still a step in the right direction if we: *1. Still Exercised. *2. Still stayed in range even if we ate poorer choice foods OR *3. Went above range but kept it limited to healthy choice foods OR *4. Didnt go farther than 300 above our range only for one day.

Going out of range can throw off weight loss but not so much if what you exercised out compensates in the deficit. Healthier foods, even above range, wont throw off weight loss as badly as one might think, because the body takes a couple days to ration it out and adapt.
Certain foods can throw off weight loss but not so much if you stay at least close to your range or didnt eat it all at once binging.
We cant be perfect every day for the rest of our lives so its important to measure improvements, small smarter choice substitions just being a bit better than what we previously did. This is where Back up Plan B's get their most value and usefulness.

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    Your days were not totally wasted, you exercised and that was a great step taken. We all fall at times from our eating, but we can not let that get us down. You can do this! Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going.

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boot camp challenge

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I am starting this challenge @ 245lbs. My measurements are waist 47.5 inches & my hips are 48 inches
I have to modify the workouts to work for me but I WILL COMPLETE THIS. I cant do the jumping type stuff, so I simplify.
I know that I will complete this partially cause I have a great cheering section in my hubby, it truly does warm my heart to know that he is proud of me (n has been telling me this everyday). As hard as I know this is gonna get I also know that this is necessary, I have to lose this weight & not to look better or be thinner but to save my life.

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    Yes, You Can Do It! emoticon

All the best to you!

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RENEESG 1/5/2009 8:32AM

    Let's go Maga! We can do this! We'll drop some pounds and tone up.

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DOLLYB1 1/4/2009 11:33PM

    Way to go Maga, I applaud you for doing this Boot Camp! It is definitely something I could not do!! Also, kudos to your husband for being so supportive, our hubbie's support means the world to us!

Let us know on our team page how this is going for you? Look forward to hearing about it!

emoticon Gloria

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    I am in this new you bootcamp challenge too. I wish ya luck. Im just about to do the first day video now.
Happy New Year, this is way to do it!

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TKT123 1/4/2009 1:50PM

    Your doing wonderful to take on this challenge...I am really so proud of you.
So, what is this all about? Where did you go to start this challenge? Could our team start one? Would you like to start one on our team under challenges ?
Then you could do all your posting on this one team...regardless...your so lucky to have a supportive husband.. I am so happy that you do...I have no one to support me here at home, makes it hard sometimes...take care..

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

I've suffered from depression all my life although as a child they use to just say that I was moody. It sometimes comes on with no warning & at other times it is caused by an event or something.
Recently I've had to really look at myself, n it wasn't a pretty picture. I've lost sight of all the things that use to keep me so focused. I do alot but I feel that I'm just going through the motions. I volunteer teach out a start-up Christian High School, I teach peace skills & faith development. I volunteer 2 days a week with a jr high after school program & I work @ an elementary school after school reading program 2 days a wk. At my church I do a jr high youth group 2x a mth, help out with sunday school, serve as a deacon, I'm church council secretary & I occasionally preach. These things use to be what got me through the hard parts of life like taking care of my father full time.
Lately I just feel that I'm just doing these things n I'm not sure why, I need to find my focus again. I need to snap out of these depressions n focus on life n living it. I need to always remember the good things n stop making a bee line straight to all that is wrong with me n my life.
I do having a loving n caring hubby who is also my best friend, I'm blessed & that is what I need to always remember & focus on.

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TKT123 1/4/2009 2:06PM

    Sandie has the right idea for sure.
For years I also suffered with depression and people called me moodie too..and I was. I was miserable for sure. To this day, if I would give into it, I could go right back to that dark place, life is full of choices...I choose not to be depressed anymore...make that choice too...staying focused does help a lot...and your sure doing the right things to help yourself ...I am really proud of you.

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GMASANDIE 1/4/2009 9:52AM

    You are indeed blessed to have a good husband. God is obviously using you. That is a plus in your life. So often it is easy to know how to live and how to apply the Wordto our lives, but like so many other things, knowing and doing are two different things. I think that applies to all of life. Like, I know how to eat healthy but there too knowing and doing is something else. I just told a friend something she asked me about. When I was thru I said to are telling her to do it and you don't. This is a wonderful team. Give your depression over to the Lord and leave it with Him, that is where we fail, we give it to Him then take it right back instead of trusting Him. May He continue to bless you as you continue to serve Him. Sandie

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LITTLE_QUEEN 1/3/2009 10:53PM

    Sounds like you keep very busy Maga, Just know that we are here for you, and that we all love you.

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GLASS.SLIPPER 1/3/2009 9:03PM

    Hi, I just wanted to send you some encouragement. Do you enjoy any particular Christian speakers or preachers? Sometimes by filling our minds continually with God's word we can make it through the "I don't wanna's!" I know that Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore all have podcasts and online workshops (free) that may help. Sometimes, freeing up some of the responsibilities and "seeking God first" can be very uplifting. Praying that the depression will be lifted!

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my own worst enemy

Friday, January 02, 2009

I m my own worst enemy. I've lost 20 lbs since starting sparks. I do walk almost everyday. I m eating so much better, not as healthy as I can, though. Yet I seem to have doubts in myself. Why do I always do this to myself? I do it in every aspect of my life, it's like I am always waiting to see what is going to go wrong. True things do have a habit of not working smoothly for me & I do seem to struggle more then most. But I should be able to be proud of what I've done without waiting for it to turn wrong. I know that alot of times when things don't workout it's because i keep waiting to fail.

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2LOSE100 1/3/2009 12:25PM

I can relate to your blog. I also doubt myself. I have to tell myself all day that I am IN CONTROL...of what i eat, my exercise, and most importantly, of my FUTURE! Don't listen to that negative internal dialogue about failing! You are already successful. You have made positive, healthy changes for yourself----your WALKING and EATING BETTER and you have LOST 20 lbs! Stay the Course! If you do what you have been doing, YOU WILL SUCCEED!!! emoticon

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

I've always thought that New Years was over rated. Everyone is making resolutions that sometimes they dont even keep for the month let alone the year. So what I m doing is making daily resolutions, each day is a new day with new beginnings. So every day I plan to make a new resolution. This way the disappointments aren't as tragic, they can be more realistic. Yes I do plan to lose x amount of weight in a year. But I will instead focus on the little things that I can accomplish regularly. Example if I wake up sick n cant do something that I would normally do I can resolve to do something different. If it's raining then I can find away to get my exercise in. If I screw up 1 day I can resolve not to the next day.

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SHIAM03 1/3/2009 4:53PM

  I totally agree with you! Every day is a new day and we need to celebrate our successes, even the little ones!

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TABITHA08 1/2/2009 1:23PM

    I definitely agree with everything you have said! Resolutions are too easy to break if you look at it as in what you will do for the year. But I think that if people done the daily thing like you are talking about, that they would definitely be more successful.

You will do a great job!!

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TONYA_JO 1/2/2009 10:05AM

    What a great way to look at it Maga! You can do this.

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