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Starting the uphill battle

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Starting on June 3 2014 I have decided that I have tried every fad or whatever the doctor has recommended but I have never just given it my all. I have never let my body guide me, starting tomorrow I am officially training for my first 5k and I plan to be a lot lighter than I am now. I plan on using exercise and proper diet, not dieting or depriving my body of anything it needs but of things I may want that are excessive. I know I can do this if I just keep focused. I have a great support system in my husband and my kids are active (all but one) I plan to have them do plenty of active outdoor activities with me this summer, I don't plan on being indoors very much with them this year. We are going to keep track of the miles we do this summer and if we get to a certain amount we are going to reward ourselves with a visit to the North Woods for a family camping trip! I enjoy the outdoors and plan to use it to my advantage, I will be logging all of my food and drinks on sparkpeople and also exercise so that I can see all the numbers and not question myself. We are also pledging to stay away from all fast food for the summer, only go to sit down places on their birthdays and even that I know my oldest wants a picnic at a cool park. The money we save we will put towards our vacation. Wish me luck I will check in daily!!


BLC#18 WUB #1

Saturday, April 20, 2013

This week has been very interesting and quite a struggle. I started a VLCD program which means I can not eat any regular food for about six months, I wasn't sure I would be able to do it but after the second day it has gotten a lot easier. I am also participating in BLC #18 and it is a lot of fun! I am enjoying actually seeing progress from my efforts now, weightless has been a huge struggle for me and I can blame my thyroid disorder or just admit it will be harder for me, I choose to admit it is harder and now that I am working with my doctor we are trying different things to confuse my body and it seems to be working!! Weigh in day is tomorrow and I am looking forward to actually getting on the scale.

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KITT52 4/21/2013 8:40AM

    have a healthy week

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BANANAFANNAH 4/20/2013 9:59PM

    6 months, that is quite a bit of time! I am glad to hear that it got easier the second day though, hopefully it will continue to get easier as your confidence in yourself increases :) Best of luck dear!

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Getting back to it.....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I was looking through my page and noticed it had been a while since I posted a blog. The last blog post is out dated I would say. Since then I have not had much success with weight loss I am not giving up I have incorporated some extra things now and had my medicine adjusted again which lead to weight gain for about a mont but I have been able to get the correct dose I believe. I have been struggling with some arthritis/ joint fatigue in my wrist which has kept me from doing my group power class which is a bummer but I do believe I can do it tomorrow and if I have to I will lift less weight to strengthen my wrist again. I am still doing aqua zumba and love it but have had to cut back since it didn't seem to be helping so now I am walking and jogging in intervals which is fun. My kids have all started school so now the house is quiet which is a good thing sometimes, it does make it easier for me to do my school work which is a plus. I am taking online courses full time to get a degree in health science which is helping me with my weight loss goals as well. Well that is the update for now!

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SONYALATRECE 10/21/2012 2:19PM

    Glad you're back!
Best wishes on your journey!


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An undecided mind weighs a lot!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I never realized how much weight there is when you have a difficult decision before you. I have been struggling for several months with keeping on tract with my weight loss journey but I just have not felt all in, even though I tried. The weight not dropping was depressing and I was getting in to a "funk" and I could not figure out how to get out of it. The answer was made clear on Thursday! I have been struggling with the fact that when my "Baby" (he is 5 1/2) starts kindergarten this year I didn't know what I wanted to do, get a job was what I wanted but what job would be flexible enough that when my kids get sick and I can't work for a week because they all pass it along wouldn't mind? I couldn't think of anywhere that would. So the other decision that I was leaning towards was going back to school, the delima what did I want to go for? I set out from highschool to be a nurse still like the idea, and my aptitude test done by the college had that as the top career path. The problem with this is that since having my 4th kid I have had a rather weak stomach to bodily fluids if you would, and I knew that would not work well with that career choice. I have spent many months hashing out what to do, based on what I like to do and enjoy. I am a firm believer in prayer and knew that God would provide the answer when he was ready and no sooner. Well it finally came to me, I spend 6 to 7 days a week at the YMCA in town doing group classes and solo exercise as well, I have been asked if I would consider taking a position there since I know so many people there and love to chat with people, I will try to convince anyone who will listen why the Y is great and what they can offer. After all I have 4 kids who do programs through the Y. As much as I love the Y I didn't want to take a customer service job with them. So after some prayer and talking with my husband I have decided to pursue the path of personal trainer, now I know I am being optimistic since I am sure not many people would want a "larger" lady trying to help them get fit but my theory is that this will help me as well, I will learn even more during schooling and by the time I am done with schooling I don't plan on being a "larger" lady! I have about 2 years till i will have my license in hand, and from talking with some people they encouraged me to do this, and think that this will be a great help! I hope that by pursuing this that I can tell my story of overcoming the weight gain and be a help to others. I trust that God will lead me in the rite direction for my life and so far this feels rite. I have had such a huge weight lifted knowing what I am going to be doing and knowing that I can still keep up my volunteering at my kids school. After talking with some people they suggested that I actually keep a thorough diary and pictures of my progress so I plan on doing just that! I will be blogging at least weekly and keeping a diary that I update daily (I prefer to write more than type) Have a Blessed Day!!

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MAVERICK59 4/14/2012 5:59PM

    I love this!
I too am waiting for God to show me my path.
I love where He took you.
I hope my destination is as fun and exciting as yours has turned out to be!

God Bless you and yours,

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Feeling normal!! Yea!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

It seems like it has been years but I know it hasn't been quite that long. I finally have energy and can see some progress!! The effort I am putting in is finally paying off and I don't have to fight with myself to exercise!! I was so discouraged, I felt like I was doing everything I could and getting no results. I know I was depressed but it was all a side effect of the wrong dosing of my medicine, now I feel normal I have energy and can keep up with everything going on rite now. I love this time if year and all I was doing was being depressed and tired, now I am on top of everything and enjoying it all. I can't wait to weigh myself next, I know it will be a good number ( anything but gaining is good) I know my kids don't understand why I was feeling tired all the time and not wanting to do much and I don't really expect them too, but they do notice that I am getting more done and most importantly rite now to them is I am helping them with football! My daughter is practicing so hard on throwing and catching and I am able to be out there helping, she loves it since her first game is on Tuesday. I am going to start listening to my family more they seem to know when I am not rite before I do. I am just happy to feel normal again!


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