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Missing Everyone!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I am off work today so I wanted to let everyone know I appreciate the notes and goodies you have sent me. I have missed being here talking with everyone so very much. I do try to keep up with everyone on my regular email page since it notifies me when you make a post on my page or give me a goodie. I am still watching my food intake and getting exercise by walking. I haven't been able to do all other exercises I was doing but have not gained any weight or lost anymore either. I am happy that I am maintaining at this point. I have much to do at home today by catching up on my house cleaning. Hey that is exercise. Again, thanks to all for your thoughfullness.

Love Ya All!!

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    It sounds like you are one busy bee and are still doing well. Keep in touch!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 5/31/2012 10:12PM

    I sure miss you and think of you often,Wish you well,nice to hear from when you are able! emoticonDiana

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MENNOLY 5/30/2012 2:45PM

    The good news is that you are maintaining in the transition period fo going back to work. As things settle down I hope you have more time. emoticon

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PEGGIE0203 5/30/2012 2:43PM

    Glad to hear you're doing well, I missed "seeing you around". :)

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Knowledge Is Power!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

It has been a lot of hard work I must say but the rewards are incredible!! I have reached my second goal I had set since returning to Spark. I have lost another 2 pounds and now weigh 178.50 pounds!! I feel so wonderful about this I could jump up and down. In fact after weighing yesterday I did! The other benefits are: I am feeling so much better both in health and in mind. My self esteem is returning, I think since I haven't had any for so long, my blood pressure is much better, my blood sugars are great, my joints don't hurt as much, and just overall I feel pretty good. All of the hard work from exercising to planning ahead nutrition is paying off in so many ways. I just wish there was some way I could encourage everyone to stick with your plan and don't give up. I found giving up is the easy way out. No one likes to really give up on themselves but sometimes the hard work to be healthy when you have been overweight for so long and accepting that you have no control over it is the easy way out. I, too, for so long felt this way. I would over eat most of the day and then be so angry with myself for doing it that I would just eat more for comfort. My old friend, food!! It had always been there for me when things went wrong, it was there for me when things went great! It never entered, or at least I would not let it, my mind that it was really killing me early. I suppose like any other drug you become addicted to food was always the answer for how I was feeling. Well, I have now and will continue the fight with food I suppose for the rest of my life but this is a fight I am determined to win! I want this to be an obituary of sort to my eating past. I want to tell that part of my life for using food to feel good goodbye. I want to bury it but not forget it. If I forget it I might be tempted to return to it. I want my relationship with food to be a healthy one for the rest of my life. So, I am telling my unhealthy eating habits goodbye today! I am not saying that the struggle won't continue but now before it happens I know to use other skills I have learned here to deal with it. To think before I eat, to talk a walk if stress happens and weigh the situation out without reaching for food. To plan my nutrition in advance and if I might need to change something I have learned better choices to make. Power is knowledge I have heard. To me there has never been a truer statement.

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    You are really doing great and I knew you would. When you set your mind to it you can accomplish amazing things.

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MENNOLY 4/1/2012 8:45AM

    Great Blog! You expressed it so well! This should be mandatory reading for those who seem to believe that a slip up means that they should throw their program out and wallow in self-indulgence. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 4/1/2012 8:03AM

    emoticonSO true,Congratulations on your successes,you are emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana

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Always Remember

Friday, March 30, 2012

Always remember you are worthwhile! Always remember you deserve to be happy. Always remember you can do whatever you set your mind to do! Always remember you are loved! Always remember life is what you make of it. Always remember no one can stop you from being healthy but you! Always remember you are reaching out to be healthier for you!! Always remember your goals are your special prize to you!!!

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    Loved the positive affirmation!!

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IMAVISION 3/31/2012 9:18PM

    Beautiful reminder!

Thank you!

Be blessed with success!


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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/31/2012 7:10AM

    emoticonI will always remember all of these.Thank you,I will always remember you too! emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana

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Things I Have To Be Grateful For!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

For the last two days I have been so busy I was not able to Spark. I was able to write down my nutrition, exercise and blood sugars. I have been working every day. When I got home I had two birthday celebrations to attend. I haven't been home long enough to do anything. I wanted to keep my streaks going but could not. I will just start over again and not let it bother me. I have to be grateful that I was able to do what I have done. Then go on and take one day at a time to get back on track with it all. I did go back and log food and exercise so that is consistent. That is a good thing that we can do this on the site! I am so happy with the progress I have been making and I want that to continue and meet the goals I have set for myself. I am more active and feel so much better with the weight I have lost so far. My blood pressure is back to a normal range and my blood sugars have been great. So in the long run I am doing so much better in many ways. This is due to my friends here at Spark and my family for supporting me in my goal to get healthy!!!

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PEGGIE0203 3/26/2012 6:23PM

    Thanks for the flowers! emoticon

I have been too busy to give SP the attention I like to as well. I'm thankful for my iPhone & the SP app! It's easy & convenient to track food & fitness whenever I have something to enter. It's friends like you who keep me accoutable and wanting to do my best. It's inspiring to see other peoples' acheivements. And to receive kind words & thoughts! Thanks!

You're doing great! It's clear that you're making lasting improvements for a healthy lifestyle. Keep up the good work!

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    I have the same problem with no time, GF. Just do your best. Good job on the progress you are making. You are doing great!!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/25/2012 3:26AM

    emoticon emoticonSue,being busy is great.I am glad you are doing so well! Keep it up dear friend! emoticon emoticon

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PEGGIE0203 3/24/2012 3:25PM

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MENNOLY 3/24/2012 1:40PM

    You are keeping up and that is half the battle. Life has its ebbs and flows and sometimes you have to go with the flow. Your are doing great!

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It is amazing how differently I feel since returning to Spark this time!!

Monday, March 05, 2012

I think I finally got it!! I suppose it is like any other addiction and process you go through to get clean and sober!! On average someone attempting to get clean an sober tries about 8-10 times before the light bulb moment that they are the ones doing this to themselves!! I believe I have had my light bulb moment here at Spark!! Everything makes so much more sense down to how the program to loose weight is designed! I realize why things are set up to help and never ridicule. To suggest rather than tell you how you are going to react to the articles, exercises shown, groups you can join for support. It has taken me over 2 years to see that I have been the one creating my own problems with weight! It was always some stressful thing going on in my life, or me thinking that I could eat like the devil may care and not suffer any consequences with my diabetes, firbro, or breathing problems! You know once the old light bulb goes off it is amazing how differently you actually feel about everything. No one held the food to my mouth and made me eat. No one twisted my arm to eat that second piece of pie or cake. It was me thinking that no one would every know if I slipped into the kitchen after everyone was in bed to get them. Well I found out the most important person knew; it was me!!


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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/12/2012 6:58PM

    I have had many of these Light Bulb moments,the more time you spend here the better you start to understand what to do to be successful! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana

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APPEALSTOME 3/6/2012 5:13AM

    Insight is beginning of making changes that lead to better life, health, etc. Congratulations and good luck!

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    Great blog. We really have to do it for ourselves. We have to want it enough to make the sacrifices and to change. It takes some of us longer than others.

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MOMSUE1 3/5/2012 4:14PM

    Thanks so much my dear lady!!! I want to be like YOU!!!!

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MENNOLY 3/5/2012 3:59PM

    Way to go! Wishing you success. emoticon

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