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With A Little Push From My SPfriend Baby_Girl69, I'm Blogging Today!

Friday, June 19, 2009

With A Little Push From My SPfriend Baby_Girl69, I'm Blogging Today!
So I've been a lil MIA the last 2weeks. Mostly because I finished teaching two weeks ago & then I had to present our church's Annual Youth Day...I'm the Youth Director (who had no help until the day before).

So I've been pretty TIRED!!!!! And yet, BLESSED!

I don't really know how much I'm weighing nor do I care...just want to stay on a healthier note!
I'm working on taking 1 or 2 independent courses this summer & working on DECLUTTERING my place!

Well, I hope my SPfriends don't forget about me & I'll try to be more visual more often!
Oh and I have my Urban my boyfriend seems to love it more than me!
Almost everytime he comes over he JUMPS right on! :oD I can't blame him though, it is pretty fun!

I hope all is well with most & thank you all for your comments and goodies!!! I have the greatest Sparkfriends!!!!

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MSMAKEOVER 6/19/2009 11:44PM

    Welcome back...always good to see you around...enjoy your weekend... emoticon emoticon

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Learning More About What Works For ME

Monday, June 01, 2009

So I'm finding out what works for me a little more each week. One thing that more research lead me to, which confirmed what I already felt and expressed from time to time, was that no matter how healthy I eat my low thyroid makes it difficult to lose weight at he pace an average person would! Okay, that was probably a run on sentence, but it was one thought!

I'm also learning that some fruit and veggies are not too helpful for those with hypothyroidism...go figure! So I recently stopped the 4 Day Diet modules (although I am incorporating some of it), to take one day at a time.

I also purchased an Urban Rebounder from HSN! I'm really excited about it. I did some research into rebound exercises and low thyroid & I found out some good news, I think it might be a great step in the right least it feels that way! I also read that swimming, walking and rebounding are 3 of the best workouts for those with low thyroid & fatigue.

I am also trying to be more in the mode of loving me. Knowing that I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me (Thanks JOIJA for the reminder)! Not only is this one of my mom's fav scriptures but it was mentioned in yesterday's afternoon Mission Service & then I read my sparkpage today and was reminded by JOIJA that "...all things are possible."

She wrote, "It can be so difficult to stay motivated, but with God's help (in Him you can do all things!), anything is possible!!! He gives me the strength to get through every workout and to turn down that 3rd pc of pizza! Let Him help you, and you'll be to your goal in no time! " This is great advice to anyone that believes in God & in need of a boost!
My Sparkfriends, you all are always full of awesomeness!

Well, so, I'm learning more about what works for me. Unfortunately, until I can increase my workout time & find out what foods do and don't work with my medical issues, I won't be following any particular plan. Now this doesn't mean that I won't continue adding a healthier lifestyle, I just have a different path to go than I thought!

Praise God, I'm growing!

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MSPROVERBS31 9/30/2009 1:17PM

    IT turns out that I DON'T really know what works for me...It's like this season in my life, I can't seem to fit in the mold of others in a typical weight loss.

But then again I'm not typical and am unique in ALL of my reasons for weight gain. Not emotional, not genetic...MEDICAL side effects is what I could say to best describe it!

Oh well! I still stay on SP and enjoy the motivation and the friendships!

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    Wohoo!!!! it's good to see you are finding what works for you :)

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MSMAKEOVER 6/2/2009 12:29AM

    AMEN....I was wondering how you were doing. I'm glad you posted a blog. I too am still trying to figure out what works for me and what doesn't. I too stopped The 4 Day Diet (my cals were just to low for the amount of time I workout..and heck just in general!). I decided that that diet just was not for me. I did better on my own by eating with the SP calorie range, getting my water, fruits, veggies, etc.

Congrats on getting the Urban Rebounder and figuring out what works for you. I love feels so good and relieves lots of stress. I hope you find something that you really enjoy. Hang in there il will all fall into place.

Best wishes my Friend. You have my support. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm very proud of you... emoticon

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LEE907 6/1/2009 7:52PM

Your not alone, I have the same problem as you. I've been on synthroid for years. Your right, it's hard to lose weight because of the problem. Walking definitely & the trampoline do make you feel better. I don't swim, but I would say that it would be a good exercise.
I'm not sure what herbs to stay away from, but I do know SOY is one of the proteins to omit.
I read peanut butter is not good, it makes you feel sluggish. I eat it & I do get somewhat sluggish. But you know, I don't let anything stop me. Once I get going I feel better.
Good luck /w/ everything. I hope you get the thyroid under control


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Something Healthy From the Market, During Memorial Weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009

My boyfriend gave me some money to as he put it, " groceries, diapers..." He's a funny one sometimes!
Well, anyway, I will try to buy some healthy things along with the toilet paper and paper towels.
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I thought I'd write this down because I might stop by the nutrition tracker and write a market list according to their meals...

So if anyone has any ideas on things that I can or should pick up go ahead and comment!!!
I'm always up for suggestions!
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MSPROVERBS31 6/1/2009 2:25PM

    WOW you ladies are full of great suggestios and inspiration!

Somear reminders and a few new ideas, THX!!!

eep 'em coming!

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SISTAMME 5/31/2009 12:14PM

    yes, the fresh fruits and veggies! I have been getting pineapple and water mellon and sweet corn a lot lately. I am also on a baked sweet potato and baked russet potato kick. Lucky for me HMR says the starchy veggies are OK!

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 5/25/2009 12:49PM

    Plenty of emoticon emoticon emoticon, I mean plenty of fresh fruit! emoticon emoticon My two year old reaches for apples from the dining room table at least 4x a day emoticon I am so proud!

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QUEEND1969 5/25/2009 7:46AM

    Lots of fruits and vegetables (from the produce section). Hope all is well.

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CUSTOMBUILT55 5/23/2009 4:18PM

    Hey MSPROVERBS...don't forget your green tea and protein drinks. I purchase the green tea that is usually found where the different juices are located. I especially love the box of ten little packets by Delight, that you can add to a bottle of water and shake and drink! These packets are very convenient for traveling to make sure you get your green tea all day.

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BABY_GIRL69 5/23/2009 2:14PM

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PLAYFULLKITTY 5/23/2009 8:03AM

    definitely fruits and veggies :) the watermelon's this year seem to be extra yummy this year.

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One Month & 2 Days Later...May 19, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's been One Month & 2 Days since I've written a blog on SP and few things in my weight loss and physical appearance have changed. I feel like this mushroom in this photo I took earlier this month. Still growing, protected by the blades of grass. Yet wanting to grow a bit more to feel the rays of sunlight.....or something like that! Because who says this isn't where I'm suppose to be, doing great work in the shade...

WeIl anyways, I took my weight tracker down (more out of embarrassment than anything), I stopped weighing myself weekly and haven't done more than two days of the Swimsuit Bootcamp. I have had some hardships with a death in the family, travel inducing edema, and the usual medication disappointments of fatigue and weight gain.

But above that, I think that my spiritual and emotional state is in need of staying in daily contact with God for His Will and Goals for my life.
I know this, and yet and still, I think that I continue to view my plan more, while wondering what His Plan for me is. So I continue to go through the day doing part of what I need to and thinking what I should really be doing with my life right now.

I guess it's just a transition phase for me and I need to spend time really meditating & listening & responding to where and how God is guiding me. 'Cause I'm soooo tired of this phase, but I'm here so I have to deal with it I guess.

Just thought I'd share.

Oh, & when I went onto the Swimsuit Bootcamp 4 today, I found out that I had actually done the bonus!! YAY!!
And I'm going to repost my weight tracker!

All the best to my SparkFriends!!

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COYOTEF 5/24/2009 6:30PM

    so glad to see you back on board... Your post reminded me of a favorite story" the Race" I will try to post it here but it may be too long.

The Race, by D. H. Grober

Whenever I start to hang my head in front of failure’s face,
my downward fall is broken by the memory of a race.
A children’s race, young boys, young men; how I remember well,
excitement sure, but also fear, it wasn’t hard to tell.

They all lined up so full of hope, each thought to win that race
or tie for first, or if not that, at least take second place.
Their parents watched from off the side, each cheering for their son,
and each boy hoped to show his folks that he would be the one.

The whistle blew and off they flew, like chariots of fire,
to win, to be the hero there, was each young boy’s desire.
One boy in particular, whose dad was in the crowd,
was running in the lead and thought “My dad will be so proud.”

But as he speeded down the field and crossed a shallow dip,
the little boy who thought he’d win, lost his step and slipped.
Trying hard to catch himself, his arms flew everyplace,
and midst the laughter of the crowd he fell flat on his face.

As he fell, his hope fell too; he couldn’t win it now.
Humiliated, he just wished to disappear somehow.
But as he fell his dad stood up and showed his anxious face,
which to the boy so clearly said, “Get up and win that race!”

He quickly rose, no damage done, behind a bit that’s all,
and ran with all his mind and might to make up for his fall.
So anxious to restore himself, to catch up and to win,
his mind went faster than his legs. He slipped and fell again.

He wished that he had quit before with only one disgrace.
“I’m hopeless as a runner now, I shouldn’t try to race.”
But through the laughing crowd he searched and found his father’s face with a steady look that said again, “Get up and win that race!”
So he jumped up to try again, ten yards behind the last.
“If I’m to gain those yards,” he thought, “I’ve got to run real fast!”

Exceeding everything he had, he regained eight, then ten...
but trying hard to catch the lead, he slipped and fell again.

Defeat! He lay there silently. A tear dropped from his eye.
“There’s no sense running anymore! Three strikes I’m out! Why try?
I’ve lost, so what’s the use?” he thought. “I’ll live with my disgrace.”
But then he thought about his dad, who soon he’d have to face.

“Get up,” an echo sounded low, “you haven’t lost at all,
for all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
Get up!” the echo urged him on, “Get up and take your place!
You were not meant for failure here! Get up and win that race!”

So, up he rose to run once more, refusing to forfeit,
and he resolved that win or lose, at least he wouldn’t quit.
So far behind the others now, the most he’d ever been,
still he gave it all he had and ran like he could win.

Three times he’d fallen stumbling, three times he rose again.
Too far behind to hope to win, he still ran to the end.
They cheered another boy who crossed the line and won first place,
head high and proud and happy -- no falling, no disgrace.

But, when the fallen youngster crossed the line, in last place,
the crowd gave him a greater cheer for finishing the race.
And even though he came in last with head bowed low, unproud,
you would have thought he’d won the race, to listen to the crowd.

And to his dad he sadly said, “I didn’t do so well.”
“To me, you won,” his father said. “You rose each time you fell.”
And now when things seem dark and bleak and difficult to face,
the memory of that little boy helps me in my own race.

For all of life is like that race, with ups and downs and all.
And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
And when depression and despair shout loudly in my face,
another voice within me says, “Get up and win that race!”


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BABY_GIRL69 5/21/2009 9:40AM

    I am so happy for you!! I want you to outgrow that grass & show the world your beauty!


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MS-CEE 5/20/2009 8:38AM

    Oh, girl .. !

I understand a lot of what you're saying! Life is going on regardless of what you are planning. But there is no need to be embarrassed about anything! Sometimes those detours are made to make us stronger! Listen to what He is trying to tell you on those stops. Rest. Regroup. Start again. Sometimes we are resistant and need to take a break and we do not know it. But He does! This is why rest is so good for us!

Congrats on completing the bonus for the Bootcamp! emoticon

Try not to be so hard on yourself! Take it easy and relax, then get on up and start again!


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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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