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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Well, today is my WID and the last week was a rough one. I am up 3 lbs...but I am not going to let it get me down...this is my vent and then it will be over!

So, here goes my vent...
Well, I was really down on myself over the weekend, eating lots of yucky foods (because they made me feel sick to my stomach!) and not getting in my water. yes, part of the weight difference is from having a new, working scale (the one I have been using I think is not accurate at the higher weights) and part is because I am holding alot of water (my feet are sooo swollen and it is TOM). I could have avoided the water retention if I would have steered clear of the soda and made sure to push more water.

Ok, enough excuses...I am back on track and into my life!!!!! No more feeling sorry for myself and blaming everything I did wrong previously. I am doing this for me and that is what is important :)

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APRILINCANADA35 11/7/2007 6:54AM

    Hi! I'm April, and new to this blog. I came here wanting to find some people that I could become friends with and share weight lose experiences. This blog seems so incredible, that I'm excited to enter all my struggles and weight lose tips, or anything I can offer to someone out there reading. I find it beneficial to hear how people go wrong on a daily basis, or like I read here for a weekend of cheating. And how you overcome that and get back on track. I started a program called Simply For Life in Aug. at a weight of 255 and now I am down to 239 and WOW THAT FEELS GREAT. It is coming over so very slow , and I try not to get discouraged about that. It' s been 9 weeks. This week I started going to see "my food guy" (lol) twice a week for motivation , because I really have very little right now. I stayed the same from last Fri. I normally weigh in Friday's at 5 or 5:30 pm so now it's Tues and Fridays. and I don't weigh mysellf at home, I find I go insane thinking about it if I start that. Little tip for you all.. :) The thing I have noticed the most since being on this.. the less water I consume, the lower my weight lose. Drink up!!! I am up to drinking 2 Litres of water a day.. (Im Canadian lol)
If anyone wouldlike to add me to their page , I would love that, so feel free.
Have a great week everyone

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NEKITAH 8/24/2007 3:55PM

    Hey buddy, the great thing about screwing up is there's a whole lotta opportunity for learning. You learn what doesn't work for your body e.g. eating food that doesn't honour you. Drinking soda increases water retention and probably your tendency to eat low value foods. When you have your period, your more likely to make poor choices. Worst of all you learnt that making choices to eat food that does not help you with your healthy lifestyle makes you feel worse. :( These are all mistakes worth making and learning from. If we learn from our mistakes we will over time become stronger decision makers. So next month when your period comes around you will have opportunity to utilise what you have learnt this time and make decisions that look after you. What I'm going to suggest is that you get back to the basics, set weekly goals re: lifestyle choices and give yourself credit when you achieve e.g. drink 8 glasses of water, record what I eat to remain accountable, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. I've noticed that those who continue to remain focussed on their journey utilise their food diary and goal setting features along with using the boards and blogs. Should you not always hit the mark re: goals. Again learn why you didn't do so and come up with possible solutions :) Every thing we do is an opportunity to choose to be stronger, or choose to turn down that opportunity. We can do it. :) BTW good on you for continuing your journey, being real and accountable and for choosing a healthier lifestyle. We all are so lucky we have the opportunity to do so.

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MOM2HANDC 7/27/2007 12:06PM

Brave you! I refuse to weigh during TOM, it's inaccurate and quite a bit of it is water . . . and it drags me down and I get discouraged. You can do this, you are doing this. We all stumble at times but, you're here and you're working at it. Good Job!!!

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KIMK75 7/26/2007 9:14PM

    What's done is done - don't dwell on it! If we all made the right choices all of the time none of us would be here! : ) If you want to put an activity to food, check out It lists how much walking/jogging/cycling/swimming you would have to do to burn each food off! YIKES!! Makes me ever want to eat again!! (kidding!!)

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LESS-OF-PAMA 7/25/2007 12:15AM

    Hey you know the right things to do. That is huge! If you would cut out soda completely for at least 2 weeks you will find you no longer even want it. Not that you miss it, but it doesn't sound good at all. I promise you.
I love the Crystal Lite Rasberry Ice. Have you tried them at all?
Try drinking Green tea in place of the soda it may help with the headaches.

I totally understand the punishment thing. The best way to cure yourself of that is, everytime you sit down to eat. Really look at what your about to eat. And put a activity to it. For example I was at the mall a few weeks back. I was having a very weak moment. I stood in front of the Sees candy store fore a few minutes. Took Mel on the merry go round. And went back to the Sees store. But before I went in. I told myself, what will you have to do to work off that little piece of candy. And how long can you make it last. Well I can really stretch a bite size candy to a five minute tiny bites heaven. But I figured it would be about half of my bike ride to work it off. So I kept on walking.
I am proud of you for not falling off the trail all together. Keep us posted.

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SPARK-N-HAPPY 7/24/2007 6:09PM

    Hey Moosey. You know you're right...don't let a gain get you down. You know you had a rough week last week and that you made bad choices. The best thing for you to do now is to pick yourself up & dust yourself off and start on a clean slate this week. I have complete faith that you can do this. Remember you are trying to change your lifestyle and it's a lot of hard work. Continue to focus on your goals. Put up your visual motivators and remind yourself every day that you are doing this for you. There is a book I've been reading called "The Secret". I posted about it in another thread or in someone else's blog over the weekend. It's a fabulous book. You should give it a try, I'm thinking anyone who reads it will gain something from it. In your case, just like mine I am sure it will give you the confidence to push yourself to achieve your goals.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

We all need it in our lives...and this is one of the best places to find it. I try to teach it to my children everyday.
First, I want to say THANK YOU to the creator and people who work for SP
Second, I want to say Thank You to all of my friends and those who have supported me! We can do this...we ARE doing this!!!

Third, I encourage anyone who reads this...go out there and post some encouragement to someone, whether you know them or not. Is there someone on SP that you think encourages everyone...go and tell them Thank you :)

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LESS-OF-PAMA 6/28/2007 4:24PM

    I am glad to see you are still with us. I am making sure to post something every day.. If you all would like to see something new just let me know. It is wonderful to know I can come here and find friends.
Keep up the good work, your worth it.

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KIMK75 6/28/2007 1:36PM

    I love your attitude in this blog entry. You are so right about kindnes. I know it makes me feel good when people post encouraging words to me and I like to do that for others, too. Thanks for the reminder! : )

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Hard Work...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I was just catching up on my emails from SP and this Healthy Reflection struck a cord with me. Can I handle this job...of regaining my life back from obesity? I sure hope so! Do I need help? YES
I like to think I have always been a hard worker when working for others, but when it comes to myself, I give up soo easily. I know that SP is here and I have to make it my goal every morning when i get up to come here, focus on what's important to me and do this!
I have been letting the little things get to me. I have soo many things I need to do, projects for others, house cleaning (YUCK), keep up with the kids and then focus on me...where do I fit in? I need to make me a bigger priority in my life and work as hard for myself as I do for others!!!!!!!

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BICHITA 6/29/2007 12:17PM

    So trick yourself :D You can always claim to get on here because your friends need some encouragement or some advice, and really, that is true! If you know you'll have problems getting on here for yourself, tell yourself that you're coming here for others and see if that isn't easier.

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KIMK75 6/28/2007 1:34PM

    You need to make taking care of yourself a priority! How can you take care of your house and family if you don't take care of yourself, too? By taking care of yourself you will have MORE energy to do the other tings you need to do and be able to do more! Just take one day at a time and focus on what you need to do for yourself (and others) THAT day. Worry about tomorrow tomorrow. You can do it, just don't give up!!

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SANDYO2 6/27/2007 9:43AM

    Yes, you can accomplish your goals. I lived my life much like you and reached 268 pounds about five years ago. Lost over a hundred pounds and it took me a year but I didn't really change my inner lifestyle and food attitudes and it took less than a year to gain quite a bit back. The support we get on SP and our friends here will make the difference. The only way we fail is if we give up and that just can't be an option. You are so special, I love having you in our Puffie group. You deserve this gift to yourself. It is so much easier to love and care for others but we must love ourselves most of all - everyone will benefit. I wonder if we are taught not to be selfish? Who knows.
Big hugs to you this morning. Sandy

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What a Difference...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What a difference this community makes on loosing weight!!!!!!!!

I joined in the beginning of May '07 and jsut kinda kept my head down and visited once and awhile. Then, I had my SIL pass away and it was the kick in the butt I needed to get in I came here and got involved. Let's just say, reading the articles, chatting with friends (both old and new), and making myself a priority in life again has made a world of difference!!

I know my eating habits are starting to change (because of being honest with my tracker!) and I am moving, way more than I was! The house is starting to shape up right along with me too :)

I am just so enthuised about getting healthy and changing my life for the better and I truly believe this time I can do it...and I know that all of you are there with me.

Thank you to the Puffy Cricuteers and all of my friends, you know who you are :)


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SANDYO2 6/21/2007 8:38AM

    You are so right that you can do it this time. For me the difference has been the motivation of new friends, support and information plus the fun of it all.
So glad that you are with us and we plan to be supporting each other for a long long time. Sandy

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KATIEWS 6/20/2007 11:06AM

    YEAH!!! Way to go! We're here for you! :)

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KIMK75 6/13/2007 9:28PM

    Way to go!! Keep up the great work!!

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LESS-OF-PAMA 6/12/2007 7:00PM

    first let me say sorry to hear about you SIL. That is never easy.
I also want to congradulate you on making this site a daily visit. I am telling you, before I did the same thing. I would maybe walk the baby around the neighborhood. Now I am Mountain Biking every day with my dh. We are averaging 7 miles a day! And although my scale hates to show my work. I am down a full size. I was a tight 18 now I am a comfy 16.
And I know it is because being accountable to you and the girls got me over the hump and now I am accountable to me and the girls. Big Difference!

Did you know flaxseed and Fish Oil are important in any womans diet. But more so for those 30 and older? Look into it, it is a fantastic tool

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SPARK-N-HAPPY 6/12/2007 6:52PM

    Yay Stacey! I am so happy for you in that you were able to make the connection between your involvment with SP & Cricut, the people on both mb's & being able to use these tools and support of your friends to lose the weight! I am right there with you, I joined at the end of April and have lost weight & inches...totally ecstatic. Now I find the more I lose the more motivated I am to continue. I too, love my tracker. I do the best I can to follow it every day & when I can't I play with substitutions to keep me in my calorie range. Keep up the fantastic work!

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