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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On paper I have a lot of reasons/excuses as to why it has been so difficult to lose weight. The death of my mother, the dissolution of my marriage, starting a new life alone, the illness and death of my difficult father...all good reasons I can give. The depression during my divorce was profound and difficult. But at the end of the day, I have changed from the person I was and moved towards the person I am now and closer to the person I want to be. I'm trying to 'unlearn' some behaviors and attitudes that don't serve me well anymore. Perhaps they never did, but they made me feel better. I don't know if it's the persistence and discipline that gets you to the point where you're consistently losing weight, getting healthier and feeling better about oneself. Or is it a switch that has to flip? I know it's not a complex solution, anymore than it was complex gaining the weight in the first place. I ate too much of things that weren't the best choices, and didn't move enough. I know in my mind that the answer is simple. Eat better, eat less and move more. I'm struggling to accept that moderation is success when the whole world seems to reinforce just the opposite. That to succeed, you need to indulge in extremes. I'm going focus on that word this week; moderation. In all things.

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ASHPATCH11 1/22/2013 4:20PM

    one good choice then another!

when the world is hard or temping i always log on here and look for some suport or read articals helps keep me foused.

you got this!

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How soon is now, anyway?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Coming back into this process after the death of my dad and regaining the 10lbs I'd lost. I go back to the part where I seem to be able to track and eat pretty closely to the goals. Now the hard part of incorporating the exercise. It's been success with one or the other, eating healthy or exercising, but putting them both together has been a real sticking point for me. Today I started my period, which came with the associated headache, dopeyness and kicking me off my goal of getting up and walking this morning. I'm packing my gym bag and putting it in the car so that I have no excuse not to go to the gym tonight after work...the hardest time for me to be motivated to go. I'm telling myself I only have to go in and dress. If I get that far, I'm not walking out the door and I'll do something. Wish me luck!

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LADYJ6942 12/12/2012 11:56AM

    Good luck, you can do it. Once you set the pattern it'll be easy but first you've got to create the patter of doing it.

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PJ2222 12/12/2012 11:34AM

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Holding on to the hard things lightly

Monday, December 03, 2012

An acquaintance recently told me that life gets easier when you learn to make space for the things that cause you distress. Stress, anxiety, sadness, loss...all the things that tend to derail me. I've spent most of my life being overweight. At my heaviest, I weighed 324. That was some years ago. I was down to 208 2 years ago and I'm holding steady at 215 - 225 right now. In the last 5 years I've been through the passing of my mother, a divorce and last week the passing of my father. It's been a rough couple of years, but I'm trying to wrap my head around this concept of holding things lightly. I recognize the need make space for the business of taking better care of myself. SparkPeople is part of this process for me and every day, I'm trying to do one thing better.

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FAITH__IN__ME 12/5/2012 1:13PM

    Loss is a powerful emotion; just do not let it lead you to eating the pain away. I hope your heart heals and youre able to meet your goals.

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LJOYCE55 12/3/2012 2:32PM

  So sorry to hear about your loss. You are allowed to grieve before you take the next step. And you are right, every day you can do one thing better. Good attitude. Hope things get easier for you soon.

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Fake it 'til you make it

Friday, November 09, 2012

I seem to be able to watch what I'm eating, OR exercise with some regularity, but not both at the same time. Trying hard to put it all together.

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MYLAUREN2 11/10/2012 10:31PM

    you got this... emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 11/10/2012 7:11AM

    Welcome! Have a great day and keep ...

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WILSHAR7 11/9/2012 11:45PM

    We all struggle with these things at one time or another. I know I do. Right now I can eat the things that make me feel good and track everything I eat and do a good job, but I can't seem to get motivated to exercise.
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JUDYHELP 11/9/2012 8:05PM

  emoticon it sometimes takes us a few try's to get it all together. emoticon that your doing one then the other. emoticon emoticon have a great weekend. Judy

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RAPUNZEL53 11/9/2012 8:04PM

  Good Luck!

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