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More than 2yrs later..

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Here I am more than two years later. Today is day 3 of tracking my calories and I am feeling a little less grumpy at this moment. Of course this morning a lack of sleep did not help my mood. I pray for the strength to make some healthy changes and improve my health. Lose clothes would not be a bad side effect either. ;-)

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MNM20107 6/29/2012 10:28PM

    I remember struggling with that. I know that from back here at the starting line again, that seems like a nicer problem. But I too know how frustrating it is when you do everything right and the scale doesn't show it. You have made such a fabulous difference in your health and confidence you can keep working on it!! I hope the scale reflects your work for you!

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CMEEHERNANDEZ 6/29/2012 7:38PM

    Thanks, Mary! Now if I could just get moving in the right direction again on the scale instead of sitting at the same place like I have to about 1 year (up and down the same 5 lbs).

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MNM20107 6/28/2012 9:51PM

    Thank you everyone! I am hopeful and know that I can do it. The more good decisions I make the easier it is to keep making them. Just like the more bad decisions I make the easier it is to make them as well. I appreciate the support from you, I really do. :-) CMEEHERNANDEZ You look wonderful! Way to go lady!!

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BLACK741 6/28/2012 6:01PM

    Welcome back, It will work this time Positive thoughts , one choice at a time and build from there.

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CMEEHERNANDEZ 6/28/2012 5:25PM

    It will also give you more energy to chase after that little one! Welcome back!

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TANYAP71 6/28/2012 5:16PM

    Welcome back! I came back after a long absence too. Something was different this time and I was successful so the cycle certainly can be broken. Best of luck on your path to wellness!

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Still hanging on...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Yep still hanging on but just by my finger nails. Been very busy lately and I am just finding it hard to make exercise a priority. I was just praying to maintain my weight this month with all of the up and sown with the scale and was pleasantly surprised with a small loss of 1.6 lbs. I will celebrate it but with a tinge of cynicism for I didn't work for it necessarily. Maybe cynicism isn't the right word...Anyhow, I am lagging in the goals we have set forth for ourselves this year. I started a new walk/run program and and still feeling like it is a step backwards because I am now not running nonstop. Logically I know that it may keep me running for a longer period of my life but it makes me less motivated to sign up for a 5k. I am not sure what the mental block is. The program also comes with a food plan that I am resisting with the strength of a two year old, lol. Not sure why I wanted to pay(a small fee) for a program I am not working or giving a real try. Why do I struggle with lifestyle changes when I know that they must be a life change for it to be affective over the long term? I guess if I had the answer to that I would not be having this struggle! Lord help me to help myself!!

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MNM20107 4/30/2010 3:11PM

    I would like that! I can use all of the motivation I can get! lol Thanks for the comment and support. I know I will trip on the way to the finish line, sometimes I just wish it wasn't so far away, lol.

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DOORDIE2010 4/30/2010 1:45PM

    You sound like me. We are our own worse critics! Just like a toddler learning to walk, we must fall. Quite a bit actually, before we can take off running. I always have to remind myself of that, or else I end up laying on the floor crawling instead of getting back up and trying those steps again.
So this month has been busy! You did a fantastic job not gaining, but actually losing 1.6 lbs! That is victory in of itself. Remember, the Lord is on your side.
I would like to add you as a friend so we can keep each other motivated if you like. emoticon

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Losing momentum!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I was definitely slowing down my motor even before my back started hurting and I had to take a little rest. I feel like I may be getting the momentum back but it is a fragile one. It is harder then I thought to be challenging a guy to weight loss. They can lose weight so much faster or so it seems. I think he is better at putting himself first. I still find myself giving in and giving up when there is a challenge in the way of my workouts. This month I have put on 2 lbs, well this morning it was more like 1lb but still it will be harder for me to have a loss for the month if I am constantly fighting the up down scale. I am thinking of joining another website as well to help with improving my running and more individual nutritional help. I feel lost not having a "what you can eat" list. I don't know what is the problem with me being able to choose my food. I am hitting a wall when it comes to food choices. How can I learn to make better food choices? How can I learn how to eat more regularly? I hate to admit I need a little hand holding but maybe I do for a little bit. I wonder though if it is falling back into the same old "dieting" trap. Ugh! This is a hard thing! I feel like I am doing a good job working hard but success is hard to come by. Why??? Looking for some more momentum!!!

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MNM20107 3/20/2010 12:37AM

    Thank you so much for your supportive comments and ideas! That is why I love this site.

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GEOCACHEAZ 3/20/2010 12:25AM

    Hang in there..spring is almost here! We don't use the word "diet" in our house. We use lifestyle change. I am major grazer especially at night. I went into major boo-hoo mode when I stopped losing weight and after 16 pounds, I still didn't go down a pant size- but I was eating more. This week I did double workouts in the gym and ate more veggies. I went to the farmer's market ( which I can't get to because it closes before I leave work) and got the most delicious lettuce ever- I never knew a salad could taste so good! I also bought greens to juice. The I picked up the 100 calorie popcorn packs, clementines and sugar free fudgesicles. I am hoping this keeps me away from the carbs. As far as food lists go, I have found some great ideas that other people have posted- like in what is your favorite snack. Food choices seem less limited than I imagined. Good luck to you!

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I liked this quote and had to keep it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." --Mark Twain People in life who are the happiest, don't have the best of everything. They make the best of everything they have.

Hopefully I can remember this more often in life!

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MNM20107 1/19/2010 1:17PM

    Thanks for the comments and quotes!

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HERWEGO1 1/19/2010 11:55AM

    I sort of collect quotes and I haven't seen the "make the best of everything" one, but it should be tattooed somewhere prominent where see it daily so we don't slump into the, "Why me's?"! After all, happiness is a decision. It's a keeper quote! Thank you for sharing!

By the way, the rain washed the air squeaky clean today, it smells so clean and fresh and the sky has never been bluer, and the little bird twitters are like cherries to top off a perfect confection. What a day!

Be a "GREAT APPRECIATOR!" today, especially with the people around you, because when you are it bounces back at 'ya double fold!


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ANMISU 1/19/2010 11:27AM

    So very true!! Thanks for sharing.

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LILGINA215 1/19/2010 11:10AM

    that really is a nice quote i love it :)

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Two weeks in....

Friday, January 15, 2010

I am very happy to report that two weeks in and I have met my monthly goal of 5 lbs lost! Everything from here on in for the month is gravy! At 5 lbs a month I figured it would be 10 months to hit my yearly goal. Maybe there is hope to hit 50 lbs early. I just need to keep doing the work and I will see progress. I am almost 10% to my goal. I have to remember that this is a marathon not a sprint. With my husband working with me I am sure we will both reach our goals this year! Yeah!!!! Lord grant me the strength to help myself!

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JBLIPE 1/15/2010 2:07PM

    way to go. it definitely helps having your other half taking the journey with you. continued success. -Brad

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