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Do I really want to exercise today?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Every day I ask myself if I really want to exercise today. What I really want to do is to go onto Facebook and play my games before I have to do barn chores and get ready for work. Then a little voice inside of me says, "Do you want to be healthy or do you want to sit and get bigger?" I realize that I am only hurting myself by not getting up and moving. The games and my Facebook friends can wait. I am sure that the world won't come to an end for 30 minutes or so while I do strength training or a mile on my Gazelle. After exercising, my muscles are warmed up and my day is off to a positive start both physically and mentally. Amazing how exercising really does help the whole body. So do I want to exercise today? YOU BET I DO AND WILL!! Have a great day everyone. emoticon

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68ANNE 8/23/2014 11:50PM

    Just a few minutes will change my mind set and I can do any workout for 5 out 10 minutes

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RD03875 8/21/2014 8:50AM

    This is a GREAT blog and I know how you feel! Way to go!

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ROX525 8/21/2014 5:49AM

    Good for you! Hope your day is great.

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MARYJOANNA 8/21/2014 5:36AM

  If I don't really want to exercise I say at least do 5 minutes. Then before you know it is longer,

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Easy On, Hard Off

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you want something to happen, you have to make it happen!! Weight is not just going to fall off suddenly!! It took a short time to put it on but will take awhile to get it off depending on how much effort a person puts into it. One day at a time and one bite at a time. I have to remind myself of this all the time. Don't expect to wake up one morning at your goal weight and looking 10 years younger. Have to put a great effort into your journey. Just do it!

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68ANNE 8/15/2014 8:37PM

    No rushing, just keep on going

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JENNY888 8/15/2014 7:39PM

    You are so right about one bite at a time. With that attitude and persistence you will do great.

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JAMBABY0 8/15/2014 7:18PM

    good attitude and good luck

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

You are trying real hard to lose your weight and be healthier but then you run into people who say to you, "I liked the old you. You use to go out to eat with me all the time." The problem with that is that we weren't happy with the old us. Being afraid of losing friends because we want to be healthy should not be something we need to deal with. I figure that I am doing this for me not for anyone else and if other people can not except that then that is too bad.
How many of us have had a co worker do this to them: One of my bosses know that I am working to lose weight but she seems to always try to sabotage me. Last week, she called me and asked me if I wanted anything from Wendy's as she was going out. I told her no thanks that I have my lunch with me. A couple of minutes later, she calls me again and asks me if I want to join her and another co worker for Chinese food. Again, I told her no thanks. This week, I walked into her office to talk to one of my other co workers and she had just come back from the supermarket. She pulls out a pint of ice cream, hot fudge and caramel topping, a large can of whipped cream, sprinkles and cherries and asks me if I wanted a sundae with them. I again told her no thanks. The real funny part is that she went and heated up a Lean Cuisine dinner then ate a hot fudge sundae and complains that she needs to lose weight. Kinda contradicting don't ya think. She is always saying that she needs to lose weight but sabotages herself with her food choices. When I stepped on the scale this past Monday for my weigh in, I had lost 5 pounds. Now if I gave into all the food she wanted me to "join" them in, that could of been a 5 pound gain instead. We can't let other people sabotage our efforts to lose weight. Stay strong and ask yourself if the temptations are worth the gains.

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TOPS-TORTOISE 8/15/2014 4:41PM

    It's hard enough having to deal with that at work. What's worse is when your family members are the saboteurs. I live with my sister and brother-in-law. He is thin, but he certainly doesn't eat healthy. Ya gotta love people like him. He rarely eats anything green unless it's an m&m.

When he comes home from the store, for whatever reason, he feels the need to show me what he got. Peanut butter cups, Baby Ruth minis, Little Debbie Nutty Bars, Fat Boy Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches, Ruffles, Sun Chips... He'll ask if I want something, and I just say no thanks, it's not on the menu.

I have my own space downstairs so when he breaks out the snacks at least I have somewhere to go to escape the temptations. UGH! Every time I'm tempted I ask myself if it's really worth it? Most of the time the answer is a resounding NO! I do have an occasional treat, but only if it's something that I really want and I plan for it so I stay within my calorie range.


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GREENEYES_42 8/15/2014 11:28AM

    Great story! Good for you for staying strong!! emoticon And congratulations on the 5lb. weight loss emoticon

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I went off my food plan yesterday and gained 1 pound so now I am working hard to exercise and eat right to have a good loss by my Sunday weight in. I couldn't sleep last night so I got out of bed and reheated a cold turkey burger and ate that on a hamburger bun. WHY DID I DO THAT? I was tired and not really hungry but I did it anyway. Now I have to work twice as hard to get back to where I was or lower on the scale. Frustrating but I am the one who went to the refrigerator. What I should of done was drink some water because I was probably thirsty and not hungry. Being able to figure out what triggers me eating like that is easy but I just don't stop and think before I eat. I have promised myself that that will not happen again! I have worked to hard to lose the weight I have to throw it away because of a trigger to eat. emoticon

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LJCANNON 8/14/2014 12:23AM

    emoticon The cold burger is just a small bump in the road. Learn from the experience, and move on -- What you learn along the way makes you Stronger, and more able to resist the next temptation that you face.

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RD03875 8/13/2014 11:58PM

    You are not alone! Stay strong!

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No More Pity Train

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I really went over a lot on my calories today and I know that the scale will show it tomorrow but today is over and tomorrow is another new start. The wagon might have tipped a bit but I am still hanging on and not giving up. We all backslide a bit once in a while but we can't let it get us thinking negative thoughts like "I can't do this!" or "I failed again" or "I will never lose weight". KICK THOSE THOUGHTS RIGHT DOWN THE STREET! No more thinking like that! emoticon all we need to do is emoticon and with the support I receive from all my SP friends, I know I will be okay. The Pity Train has derailed and I am not going to fix it! I am a good person and I know I can lose this weight because I am worth it!

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GREENEYES_42 8/13/2014 11:27AM

    Yes! You are worth it!!

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TIKITAMI 8/13/2014 9:36AM

Love your attitude!


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