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Simple Heart Cure

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I ordered this book called, "Simple Heart Cure. I ordered a hard copy because I couldn't find it in E-fromat. I am really looking to make some changes. I want to live a healthy lifestyle. I'm going to start by looking at my goals. Instead of long term goals; I'm going to look at weekly goals. I'm afraid but I can't let the fear stop me from trying.

  
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WALKINGIRL5 11/11/2013 2:39PM

    I agree about the weekly goals...I'm doing that now too because the big goal is tooooo big. On the days when 30 minutes of walking seems hard to achieve I've been talking myself into doing 5 mins. it worked.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/11/2013 5:30AM

    let us know how the book is. give us all some tips. short term goals are easier . I just wrote a blog today about courage you have it, Hugs

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DR1939 11/10/2013 7:21PM

    Wise move.

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ROSEPETAL80 11/10/2013 5:20PM

    I really do need to do the same. I'm too concerned with the long term.

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Being Positive

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I did a 16 min. bike ride (stationary) today. Feeling good about doing something positive for me. I'm off to a great start today. Positive thoughts will bring positive change. So, I'm thinking, I will eat better today than I did yesterday. I will make the right food choices today. I will drink more water today than I did yesterday. I think and I know for today, I will have those positive thoughts that will help me today.

  
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SUNSET09 10/16/2013 10:41PM

  One day at a time, Sweet Jesus so why not start today?!?! Yesterday is just a memory and tomorrow is not promised! Maya Angelou's quote: "I did what I could and when I knew better, I did better. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 10/16/2013 4:09PM

    Being positive is a great motivator. Believing in something happening makes it that much easier to do. emoticon

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RICKI157 10/16/2013 11:48AM

    emoticon on the great start!!!!! emoticon

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D_4RECOVERY 10/16/2013 11:46AM

    emoticon emoticon I have no doubt that you can and WILL do exactly that. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/16/2013 9:26AM

    awesome yes being positive will help you a lot you are on your way emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DR1939 10/16/2013 9:26AM

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Tired of Starting Over

Saturday, October 12, 2013

How do I get off the roller coaster? I'm up and down on the scale. I just want to give up. I always come back to SparkPeople when I don't know what to do. I know the answer must be somewhere but I can't see far enough to get to the answer. Any ideas would be encouraging.

  
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DR1939 10/13/2013 9:23PM

    Perhaps you are making changes that are too drastic. How about taking things slower this time.

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CJBAGGINS 10/13/2013 1:16PM

    I remember well the starting, and stopping, and re-starting, and stopping again, only to be followed yet again with another re-start before stopping once more.

It is frustrating and demoralizing, and often complete agony emotionally.
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I am sparkmailing you for more thoughts ...

cj

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/13/2013 10:15AM

    why do you keep starting over. just begin each day as a new day. each meal eat as healthy as you can and afford. each day drink as much water and get enough sleep as you can . each day get as much exercise as you can . start small and then grow . If you need help I am here emoticon Log your food and exercise that way you can judge how you are doing . I went way over for breakfast this morning no worries . I will eat lighter rest of the day and exercise more. It is a cumulative effect . No need to start over . Just take the next step emoticon

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SUNSET09 10/13/2013 1:26AM

  Take one day at a time as we know what it is we need to do. Do you weigh yourself every day?!??! The scale can be your friend as well as your enemy. Find something that works for you that you can stick with. What is it you really want ands make it happen! It's a life style change and something that you can use and work with for the rest of your life! If it is to be, it must start with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDISOCAROLINA 10/12/2013 10:49PM

    One idea is to re-organize your goals, and get them clear in your mind. Maybe change your Spark Page out to reflect current dates and goals. Once you've made up your mind, take small steps each day to replace the habits that are keeping you stuck (no longer supporting your true desires) A light bulb went off for me about needing to change out my habits, because they have been holding me back.

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Somedays are really better than others.

Monday, July 22, 2013

I started back taking my medication after a two week reprieve. It makes me so tired, with no energy at all. I stopped taking it to see what would happen with doctors permission, of course. Well, I wasn't tired but my heart was doing double time when I was at rest. So, I took the first dose on Saturday night. I awoke, feeling very tired. I felt sorry for myself because it is to hard to function when you are this tired.
I took the same medicine last night and I'm better this morning. I'm not as tired which is a good thing because I have so many plans for today. The NoneShopper is going out once again to look for the DRESS! I found the perfect dress on Saturday but not in the right color. I'm going to go to 3 more stores today. If, I can't find the correct color, I'm going to buy the dress I found on Saturday. I need to go to the library and I need to do laundry. I need to do all my chores that I didn't do yesterday. I am yawning but I don't feel as wrung out as I did. So, I'm off and running, well, walking.

  
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D_4RECOVERY 7/23/2013 6:19PM

    Did you have a good day? I'm sorry to hear your medicine make you tired. Hope you are still feeling better today. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/22/2013 8:10PM

    sorry to hear your meds put you to sleep . I had to be on some heart meds for awhile and I was literally sleep walking and I would just fall asleep at three when I got home as soon as I sat down. glad my heart got stronger and I don't need my sleeping pills

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DR1939 7/22/2013 10:49AM

    Good luck on that dress.

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JDBENNING 7/22/2013 9:49AM

    Wow you have a busy day! Good luck finding the dress! emoticon I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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Sloppy Eating

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Yesterday, I felt so good. I felt as if nothing could derail my plan of eating. Well, it did. What's next? I didn't want to blog today because I knew, I would have to be honest with my fellow Sparkers. I'm a all or nothing type of person so, I was thinking why keep trying. I got up this morning had a very healthy breakfast and I seem to be on track. I do feel a little shaky about my food. I'm going out today and will I be able to make those healthy choice at a restaurant? I guess, I gotta stop beating up on myself about yesterday. What's done is done. I can only move forward. I will let you know how it goes. I'm on my way out to buy that Mother of the Grooms dress one more time.

  
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D_4RECOVERY 7/21/2013 2:39PM

    I hope you are feeling better today. It's the only day that count and I have a feeling you're going to do great. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/21/2013 8:43AM

    eat well 95 or 75 percent of the time and you will do great. don't worry about a little misstep move forward move on. good luck finding that perfect dress. hugs

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/20/2013 1:32PM

    It's part of the process; don't forget that we are trying to change lifelong eating habits and it's not going to happen overnight. Patience is the hardest part of this journey.

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DR1939 7/20/2013 1:28PM

    Best way to beat a restaurant is to look up their menu on line and write down what you plan to order. If it is a huge portion, ask for half of it to be put into a container BEFORE you begin eating.

Good luck on the dress. Be sure to post pictures so we can all see it.

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SILVER_WOLF1221 7/20/2013 12:40PM

    Don't beat yourself up! Everyone slips and everyone has trouble getting back on the ball. If you don't feel you can make a healthy choice at a restaurant and you're tempted by something you really want. Try to only eat half of it instead of the whole thing, that way you don't have that overwhelming guilt about letting yourself enjoy a little of what you really wanted to eat. emoticon

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