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Changing Goals To Reflect Unexpected Health Challenges

Friday, April 17, 2009

SPRING 2009 - The realities of a lifestyle change is at times a bit harder than one may think. With all of the weight loss and healthy advise out there, even the "not overnight weight loss" diets or programs seem a bit unrealistic...especially when you are young and have complicated medical issues.

Well, I will try to stay positive and do what I can when I can. I love that SparkPeople is here so that whenever I'm able, I have a place to go for this change. And my Sparkfriends are always welcoming and supportive, even when I've been missing on the boards for a few days!

Today I changed my weight loss goals to reflect my recent gain from 195 when I started SP about two years ago to today weighing in at 220 pounds (my all time high)! I know that my Hypothyroidism & other Hodgkin's Lymphoma complications and recent 2 surgeries have effected by heart, weight, and other body issues. But to be alive is a blessing, so I will take my time and not try to compare myself to others or the have unrealistic expectations of myself.

So now my goals are to try to be at my Goal Weight of 130lbs by Easter of 2011 and not 2010! That's a BIG step for me, because I figured that everyone should be able to lose at least 1 pound a week, including me. But my thyroid and my body say otherwise! And even the scale doesn't get down that low for me by then, I do hope to be healthier.

Being on SP continues to be a great place for me to see where I've been, how I'm doing and where I'm going!!! So struggle or not, I'll be a part of SparkPeople! Because I am going forward, in God's time and in an uplifting more confident and healthy vessel!

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CUSTOMBUILT55 4/18/2009 5:06PM

    Hey SWEETIE...nice to have you back for a small second! Whats' Up?
I have also gained extra weight on vacation, and now my knees are killing me again, and I have to feel the pain until I lose the extras again!

I think your BLOG is an attainable goal for you, and I really hope your medical problems allows you to achieve your goals!

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BABY_GIRL69 4/17/2009 2:56PM

    Then we stand by your side as you take your steps toward being at a healthier weight.


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TAROTGARDEN 4/17/2009 1:01PM

    The important thing is that you're staying on track and keeping on keeping on! That's something to take pride in, in-and-of itself. I feel for your struggle with the health issues -- I understand that's an extra barrier to achievement. But you clearly know that the journey is the reward. You will get there -- I can tell from your positive tone that you are strong and will accomplish your goals one way or another.

Thanks for sharing your inspirational story today.


-- Jeannette

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Trying to go down, but instead I'm going up the scale!

Friday, March 06, 2009

So I've exercised a little bit everyday since Tuesday, instead of just having a couple of really hard days of workouts. You know even it out everyday and not just long exhausting exercise twice a wek.

But when I look on the scale this morning, I'm gaining pounds instead of losing.

I guess I have to step it up! Even more.

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DUMPLES19 3/16/2009 9:11AM

    You're doing great just sticking with it! That scale can really frustrate when it doesn't go the direction you feel it should go. But keep at it, and lose pounds will come down! I hope you're doing well!

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KIDDLES57 3/10/2009 5:24PM

    I know it can be really frustrating to work hard only to see the scale go up.
Do remember that when working out you're building and toning muscle tissue -which weighs more than fat tissue. Even though the scale isn't moving -or is even going up a little -your body is changing.
Keep up the hard work, you can do it!

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VICKI523 3/6/2009 12:04PM

  hope you have a great day. It hard to do sometimes. but yes you can do abit more I guess. hope you get it done well.

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Needing to Shed 4.8 pounds by next Weigh-in

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Well, I am in a PUSH to be under 200 pounds for my next HMR weigh-in!
This means that I need to lose 4.8 pounds which may lend difficult. But, I will really try with doing "More is Better" and doing daily bursts of PA (Physical Acivity).

It will be my highest loss yet. The Dr. from last night's CORE class said that my weigh loss will be slower because of the Laxis that I'm taking. But I'm determined to try to PUSH the bar a bit!

Plus it's been a while since I've been below 200 and I want to be there at this time.
so I will PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens) as I workout in steps and practice more high volume food will work this week. Oh and getting in the right amount of H2O

Let's see howthis works. Oh and I need to stay positive too!

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COYOTEF 3/15/2009 1:29PM

    WOW!! that is such a huge mile stone. and it is one of my major goals as well. I hope by now you have reached it and if not i am sending power thoughts your way to burn to calories. emoticon

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SISTAMME 3/14/2009 3:02PM

    You can do it!!! Keep your momentum up!

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KELLI_T 3/5/2009 8:03PM

    Keep on PUSH-ing, lady. You can do it. And when you get there, let us know so we can celebrate with you. It's the mini-milestones that keep us moving forward.

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MSPROVERBS31 3/4/2009 7:15PM

    Thanks ladies!

Will do on the More is Better & on letting you all know about celebrating this achievement!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon One for each pound lost!

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BABY_GIRL69 3/4/2009 6:04PM

    Well you just make sure you let us know so that we can celebrate this achievement with you!


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GPMCMM 3/4/2009 3:40PM

    You can do it!!! Just stay positive!! Practice More is better!!

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Who Needs To Exercise? I Need To Exercise! But Watch Out!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Who Needs To Exercise? I Need To Exercise! But Watch Out!!!

I went walking on Wednesday morning and did way too much!!! I thought, hey, I havn't worked out in awhile so I'll walk to my appointment. Well, in the 2nd block going up hill, my right foot began to hurt. It did so on and off the whole time and I stopped often to readjust my shoe laces.

Well, I won't say how many blocks I walked in all... but, by Bible Study I had a terrible painful cramp on the left side of my pelvic area (right there in the crease. By Thursday I had (& still have) cramping on the outside of both shins and in my right foot! I couldn't even drive out of town to visit family like I wanted!

So, Do I need to EXERCISE!!! YES!!! But I must remember that it's best to do small steps along the way. Even when I've been away from fitness for awhile...STILL small steps!!!

Okay all, hope you have a GREAT Day!

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MSPROVERBS31 2/27/2009 4:25PM

    Always in my prayers. But I just put an extra one in for ya!

thanks for the encouragement & the suggests Dee...and the pedi, sure do need one!

I'll check out NEAT.

Luv ya all! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 2/27/2009 3:42PM

    Hey Girlfriend, I have been trying to take easy but some times our mind overtakes the body & puts in more than we can chew. emoticon emoticon It's great that you wanted to work out but when you get a chance look up NEAT. Its non activity work outs that add up when you figure it out. Also I looked up & saw that you might be able to get some Mineral Ice at Walgreen's or CVS or whatever RX that might be near you. Call in advance cause I can't make you any promises. Take care & take it easy.


Keep us all in your prayers!

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MSPROVERBS31 2/27/2009 2:56PM

    Thanks! Where can Iget mineral ice?

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LILSHINE 2/27/2009 2:34PM

    Yep small steps make a big difference. Be careful with foot injuries they can ruin any exercise program. Take some Aleve, rub with Mineral Ice and you'll definitely feel better by the next day. I usually rub myself with mineral ice prior to my workouts when there's a particuar area that gets sore.

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Have You Ever Said, "It's So Hard Losing This Weight"?

Monday, February 09, 2009

I few times this past week I've expressed to a friend or two, how hard this weight loss journey has been for me. It's not so easy, and sometimes I think about how doable it'd be if I didn't have so many medical complications right now. But, I'm sure everyone has some sort of hardship or obstacle while on this journey.

Well, inspite of it all I'm still excited about how things will turn out. I don't know how long it will take, but I do plan on getting to a healthier and thinner me.

Oh, and for some reason lately I'm looking at some women and saying how I don't want to be "THAT THIN"! But then what if I do get down pretty far... well I can't really see it, but still... would I not like that look on me???

Well, I'm far from that point right now, so I'll think on something else.
Everyone, enjoy your journey. Even when it gets a bit harder than you'd like!

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SISTAMME 2/25/2009 7:14PM

    I so relate to this blog. As an emotional eater, I have always found it hard to lose weight. I've tried so many things in the past and am able to get my weight down to around 200 lbs but never further than that... it's like my body just becomes resistant to it. I am so hopeful that HMR could be the key for me. I just hope and pray that it is. I'm nearly 30 years old and haven't been able to get my weight under control since college. I was never rail thin but was never had an obesity issue until college. I am dismayed at myself for not being able to control this problem. Being overweight rules my life and makes me feel depressed, unwanted, etc. It seems as though it would be such an easy thing to fix and I have no medical conditions preventing me from fixing it but still I cannot control it. After I lose weight I regain it very quickly. Then, I'm even more pissed off at myself than before... vowing that next time I lose it I'll really keep it off. Each time this happens I regain the weight and end up weighing more than ever before. It's a vicious and depressing cycle.

Like you, I can also not imagine that my body could be able to get very thin. I just don't have any belief in that at all right now. My first goal is to get myself to 200... from there hopefully I could get down to 185... I could live with that. Would I like to be lower... yes, but I just don't have faith that it could happen. Nothing in my past gives me hope that it could. We just have to keep sticking towards what we are aiming for. We have to hope, pray, and TRY.

I'm nearly 30... it's time I started really living... enjoying life instead of being self-conscious of everyone including my husband. I want to travel again... I want to vacation again. I want to be able to be out in public at a beach or attraction and not be depressed worrying about what others might be thinking of me and how I look "sloppy". I want to have a much needed breast reduction, which I refuse to have currently as I think my body would look even worse if I lost my huge breasts because then my big gut would show even more.

Yes, IT IS SO HARD LOSING WEIGHT. So hard that even though I'm experiencing some success with HMR I still don't believe at this point that I will ever get my weight down to a healthy range and be able to maintain it.

But, I have to keep on trying because if I don't then my life is surely over in more ways than one. I want to enjoy myself and feel confident around friends and family. I want to be a fun person to be with... not a overly emotional, self-conscious woman that you have to be careful what you say around because she might get offended. I want to be ME and not be judged by my physical appearance. I want people to see who I truly am and not just see an overweight slob. I hope that HMR can just help me do this for once and for all so I can have my life back.

Good luck with your HMR journey too.


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BABY_GIRL69 2/12/2009 6:02PM

    Thanks for sharing! I already know I can't be 136lbs, standing 5'6 it just wouldn't look right on me. When I was 18-22years old that was fine but now I would be fine with 155lbs. I do the same thing but its the look each individual must appreciate on them.


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VEGALEGARRETA 2/11/2009 3:36PM

    todo el tiempO lo pienso!! (aunque trato de no decirlo!!!
cuando mejor estoy, haciendo workouts, comiendo bien.... todo se compica y me deprimo o vuelvo a mis malos habitos.....

Pero lo importante es volver y continuar... esto no es easy, pero no imposible.. si otros han podido.. we can do it!!!

y como bien tu dices.. tenemos que enyoy our journeys!!1

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