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Commitment to Life

Sunday, August 31, 2014

It's so odd, it is only when I get to a certain weight do I notice by clinical terms I am OBESE. The term obese doesn't mean much to me. To me the term carries no weight.

When I button up my 18W short dress pants for work, the button is a far reach and it pops off during the day, that is a signal it is TIME to do something.

I did not realize I was even getting fatter. I then realized I am eating more after 7 PM, I am eating more sweets, I am eating larger portions, and I am not exercising.

I need support, it has brought me back to Spark. I would like to meet some new people. Hopefully, someone local I can work out with and they can hold me accountable.

I have 70 pounds to lose to get to my healthy weight.

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/31/2014 11:09PM

    You can do it!!

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Working in West Palm Beach

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Have you ever seen the women who live on the Gold Coast? Let's just say they do not carry plus sizes in their stores. It is unheard of to see a fatty walking around. Plus, most of the women barely eat so you won't find any super high carbs on the menus. So that has been good for me. Seeing a more healthy lifestyle and feeling empowered since I have so many good choices.

I have lost a few pounds by being in West Palm Beach the last two months only because of the Sauna atmosphere and the lack of supply of foods that I am addicted to. I have partnered up with someone who is trying to lose weight and will be back home in two weeks.

I am going to commit to track my calories for two week and to do physical activity at least 30 minutes everyday.

Wishing all of you a successful two weeks.


Cherry Pie and Carrot Cake Binge - Confession

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ok, Confession.

I fixed a carrot cake and a cherry pie this week since everyone is off work or coming home for the Holiday. I just finished wiping out the last piece of pie and have ate, not nibbled at the carrot cake all week.

I did it mindlessly, like a thief in the night. Why I ask, Why? That will be my obsession for the day.

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MONARCH17 3/28/2013 9:18AM

    Each of you have empowered me with your thoughts, techniques, and sheeting. Thank you very much. It is great to know I am not unique in my battles, and that I have the pee to make a difference.

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BARB4HEALTH 3/27/2013 5:45PM

    Those little chocolate Nesting Eggs for me! emoticon emoticon

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SHANSDOINIT79 3/27/2013 5:20PM

    I know how you feel. I've done the same this week, only that it was on chocolate easter candy. I used to have more willpower but lately the cravings have been out of control. Im just going to have to do what Ive done in the past. Just keep it out of the house entirely. Im not going to continue beating myself up over it as that just makes things worse. Consider it a minor mishap. Blip. And wont let it become a habit.

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OOLALA53 3/27/2013 3:46PM

    Because you've done it before many times, because those foods are designed to get you to overeat them, because you think that you have to just because you want to, and on and on.

None of the reasons can actually MAKE you pick up the food and eat it. That's a hard truth to take, but it can also be freeing. You might not be able to control your desire for food, but you can control whether you actually eat it or not. You can help yourself make it more likely to eat it moderately and joyfully. I believe in you!

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SPARKLISE 3/27/2013 2:39PM

    Why? Because it's good and it's there! emoticon

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ALLYSPARKS 3/27/2013 12:30PM

    Hmmm. I can definately relate... although I probably would have wiped them both out in one sitting. lol. Anyway, I find that I usually get bingey like that when I'm feeling too deprived. That's how my last attempt at weight loss ended. This time I'm taking it slower and I haven't had any real binges yet. Everybody's different though. That's just my experience. Hope my sharing helped.

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Spring is not sure yet * Neither am I about Me-my weight loss!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This week has been a real upset of my fantasy about the first week of Spring and my fantasy about weight loss !

I started off sloshing around in the two inches of wet snow. Even in the snow the birds get it, they know it is Spring. I heard chirping and calls even amidst the snowfall. It gave me a real thrill to hear those sounds. It dashed my hopes that the hoping for the trees, that they will have their first buds, may be a bit premature.

The chirping also kicked-off my dogs nervous anxiety about the world around him. When he heard those calls and chirping, he quickly wrapped himself around one of my legs and hid between them in fright. I comforted him. Then took him into our home and began playing with him to relieve his fears.

So at that moment I realized: I have been obsessing about other facets of my life and have not been focusing on me. I focus on Spring, my Daughter who is grown, or I worry about my Husband,the dog, my business.

Then I thought, if I could only channel a 1/3 of he energy on me and let myself be happy, instead of self-destructing I can find my weight loss goal.

Today, I begin that focus!

Does anyone else go that extra mile for others and not for themselves?

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EVIE4NOW 3/27/2013 11:41AM

  I have always given to others at my own expense, so yes I know how this is and know I should be putting myself first. and yes.. I want to shoot phil (that lyin little rodent who comes out feb 2 every year).

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I started taking a Probiotic pill about 45 days ago. It was an off the shelf, "One a Day" product. I felt weird. I saw my Doctor and he didn't see the symptoms as anything other than my immune system working efficintly and he suggesed it could be Menopause. Aww I thought its something else.

I felt like I was running a fever everyday. I checked it, I wasn't. It made my glands swell, and it was noticeable my lymph nodes under my arms were "hot" lets just say. Well I got to tinking what have I done differently. I gave up soda. That didn't make it stop. So, the only thing left that was different were the Probiotics. I stopped taking them.

Magic....all systems are back to normal.

I wonder if that was te problem. I stopped taking the and the symptoms stopped. I miss the regularity of the effect it had on my whole digestive system. Is or has anyone else experienced the same thing?

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LILYDOG11 3/6/2013 12:33PM

    I've been taking probiotics for nearly 2 yrs because of colitis it's been a god send for me, it has aliviated the symptoms by half. Sorry to hear about your experience with them ... Maybe try a different brand.

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TDEMAIO2 3/6/2013 9:20AM

    WOW that does sound odd- but the only way to tell for sure is to start taking them again and if it starts again....then that is the problem. You did great by doing the elimination of what it could be :D

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LRB444 3/6/2013 9:13AM

    That is really strange. I've never heard of this, but everyone's body is different.

I hope that stopping taking them solves the problem for good.

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