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Doctor visits aren't all bad!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

My health amazes me every year when I go to the doctor for my physical. Whereas there used to be dread and fear of the what if's involved, now I am able to approach it with more peace and confidence. Eating healthy and exercising have made such a difference in my life. Granted, I've not got the eating down perfect! I still have my fast food days and unneeded, but highly desired desserts to work with, but moderation does help so much! My blood pressure has never really gotten into the "high" mark, but it is borderline, so I will keep working on that. The only "what if" I search for immediately on my bloodwork is my glucose numbers as I have the spectre of diabetes in my family. I am awaiting this year's results and continue to hope for the best! My weight continues to drop on the doc's scale too, so I know mine isn't broke! I just want to thank SP for being the spark that my life needed to get my numbers moving in the right direction, as before I found it, they most definitely were not!! Thanks so much to my sparkfriends also, who are keeping me accountable, as well as giving me a shoulder to lean on or a pat on the back when I need it! And maybe sometimes a good kick! Hope you all are having a happy and healthy week!!!

  
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KSNANA2 9/16/2014 9:28PM

    Isn't Spark People wonderful to help us all learn how to be better versions of ourselves! It was such a great resource when my DH was diagnosed with diabetes less than a year ago. I had a lot to learn. Just love this place! emoticon

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JENNY888 9/16/2014 6:00PM

    You are doing great!

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RDEE22 9/16/2014 7:28AM

    emoticon You are getting there. Keep those veggies on your plate and you will make it!! emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 9/15/2014 9:29PM

    emoticon you are doing great!

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JOANNS4 9/15/2014 9:00PM

    Great! emoticon emoticon

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DIANNEMT 9/15/2014 7:37PM

    So glad things went well! And I think you GIVE more support than you take!!

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SUNNYWBL 9/15/2014 6:41PM

    Good for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm getting there!!

Friday, September 05, 2014

Here it is, Friday night. What a week this has been!! I have wanted so badly to get to 200 for so long, and now, I just want to get off of it!! Downward, preferably! When I joined the sparkteam, The Slowest Loser, several years ago, I never dreamed I would lose weight soooo slowly!! But you know what, I am encouraged to move forward by the fact that yes, it is happening!! The scale is going down! Not in leaps and bounds, and definitely not in one consistent movement (I tend to lose a little, gain a little, lose a little more, etc.)! So, for those of you who feel like you'll never lose weight, just keep hacking at it! Keep tracking, keep setting those goals, and keeping as many as you can, keep doing exercises and moving your body. The light at the end of the tunnel does brighten! I'm proof of it!! And I know from several of my sparkfriends who have been at this awhile, I am definitely not alone!!

  
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KSNANA2 9/14/2014 7:10PM

    I think you are doing great! Way to go! emoticon emoticon

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SPEEDY143 9/14/2014 2:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU did it emoticon

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NANBENT1963 9/9/2014 5:37AM

    emoticon I have been on the same yo-yo for years and still go up and down but instead of being 200 +/- I'm now 165 +/- and I will emoticon until I am 140 +/-

Keep up the great work! emoticon
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Nan

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LINDA! 9/7/2014 7:04PM

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SUPER_CIARA 9/7/2014 5:33AM

    emoticon emoticon Sometimes it's a struggle to lose those pounds. It took me all of August and the first week of September to re-lose the 12 pounds I had gained in July and that just felt like forever, but it does happen!! You can definitely get down to 199 and way past that, just whatever you do don't give up!!! You are doing great. Although I know how frustrating it is to be stuck with your weight. Back in February I was stuck at 212 for an entire month and it is HARD to be patient about your weight when you keep seeing that same old number pop up again and again, but now is the time to think about non-scale victories and you actually might want to think about joining the Sparkcoach Plateau Busting program, that's what got me moving again.

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RDEE22 9/6/2014 7:11AM

    Go Lori!!! emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 9/6/2014 6:48AM

    You can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon Wins the race!

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KNEEMAKER 9/5/2014 11:59PM

  Fabulous Friday so keep on keeping on! emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 9/5/2014 11:46PM

    emoticon So proud of you! emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/5/2014 11:28PM

    Keep going!

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September is a month of change, but beauty!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

September begins this week. It has beauty in its own special way! While everything is not so green right now, as summer has left the brown more prevalent, the cooler weather brings more winter birds and beautiful colors to the leaves. The gardens are also full of their veggies, which is a gorgeous gift from above!! My blackberries have slowed down to almost zilch, which is sad. Now if I want fresh fruit, I have to shop for it!! The days are shorter and cooler, although summer hasn't quite said goodbye yet!! I have a whole list of things I have instituted this month, beginning with joining the 5% challenge that will begin soon. This gives me a chance to rev up my indoor exercise momentum and gain some new friends while I'm at it!! I can't tell you how much I have learned over at least 3 yrs. of these challenges-they are priceless to me!! I now use the fitness generator to help me set up my strength training and set my cardio in my to-do list everyday. My goal for September is one-der-land! That wonderful place I visited for a few weeks this summer, but couldn't quite get myself to remain there!! I hope everyone has a progressive and productive September, no matter what the season you are in!!!

  
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LINDA! 9/3/2014 11:24PM

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 9/3/2014 2:24AM

    I love this blog! YOU are SO there - you are almost tasting it . You can get into one dureland and stay there! I know you can - you have the dedication & commitment to do it - just keep plugging away & track, track, track,

That's the whole key to it all - track your food, track your exercise - be upside down on more exercise, less food.

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RDEE22 9/2/2014 9:48PM

    Great Goal!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/2/2014 12:02PM

    A wonderful goal - you can do it!

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EVIE4NOW 9/2/2014 11:50AM

  Our summer wasn't really. We have had so much rain everything is still very green but at the same time you can tell fall is right around the corner. Some leaves have already been dropping even tho the color change isn't here yet.

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Summers end brings such joy!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I love this time of year!! It's like the last hurrah of the season! Fresh veggies from the gardens are appearing everywhere and the fresh fruit is all so beautiful! The flowers are all putting out as many colors as possible before cooler weather takes over. The birds are happy, but becoming less settled as the winter birds are moving in on them!! I will always get excited when school starts. I so miss the smells of the chalkboard, fresh waxed floors, and most all new books that each year brought. The thrill of new clothes and school supplies that each child goes through. I will forever enjoy the school buses running, the kids climbing on the bus groggy in the morning and bouncing with energy in the afternoons!! Yep, this time of year is one of great joy and anticipation!! I hope your end of summer is a happy and healthy one!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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INSPIREDSOUL 8/27/2014 9:05PM

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MYTURNNOW2013 8/27/2014 6:07PM

    I have noticed it is now dark outside when I awaken at 6 AM, and I don't like that. But, I also am enjoying the colors and the beauty of nature. Our trees will start turning colors in a few more weeks, and I plan a nice ride through the countryside with DH along with a stop at a cider mill perhaps.

If I could, I'd have Spring and Fall without Summer and Winter :)

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RAINBOWMF 8/27/2014 6:02PM

    emoticon it only means snow and cold to me LOL

Mary

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LINDA! 8/27/2014 9:54AM

    I agree with you. This is a special time of the year.

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/26/2014 5:48PM

    Fall is my favorite as well.

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TERI-RIFIC 8/26/2014 4:53PM

    emoticon Fall is my favorite season!

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That's one roadblock down!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Well, that was fun! I let myself blog every day this week just to see what it would be like to be more communicative on site. It reminded me of some things. It doesn't take very much time to give the people a hi!, it helps you to become more transparent with people (something I can struggle with at times), and also that people will be real with you if you are real with them! I can't guarantee I will continue daily blogging on a consistent basis, but I will not be so hesitant to allow people on site to see inside of me as I was previously. Enjoy your weekend and may it be a healthy one!!!

  
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JSPIN74 8/26/2014 12:02PM

    good exercise & findings there...i tend to be the same way (struggle with some hellos & transparency)...

i should try to follow your lead emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/23/2014 9:45PM

    Took me awhile to do that too.

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MYTURNNOW2013 8/23/2014 8:10PM

    emoticon hope our comments helped to motivate you. emoticon

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WIZKEY 8/23/2014 2:59PM

    emoticon I try to blog once a week, or when something "important" happens. It's hard to blog daily. Great job!!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/23/2014 1:56PM

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WIFE48 8/23/2014 1:40PM

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MNABOY 8/23/2014 1:00PM

    You are an encouragement, thanks

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CERIUSLY 8/23/2014 12:45PM

    Blogging is a beneficial Spark Tool. It helps us focus because it's like thinking out loud. It can take some time though, so daily is a big commitment. I myself go in spurts of creativity and time. I keep a journal with me all the time and find that my pen is faster than my keyboard. emoticon

I have enjoyed reading your thoughts. Have a great weekend and let's reach our goal for fall!

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KAREN608 8/23/2014 12:40PM

    Good experiment. I blog when the spirit moves me. Mostly lately about my journey here than life, but many like hearing about our life too. Others only fitness stuff.

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/23/2014 12:07PM

    Good for you

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RAINBOWMF 8/23/2014 12:04PM

    I hope your week end is a good one. Looks like an off and on sun day for us.

Hugs Mary

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