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I am doing this for me

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I was in committee meeting. We needed to meet again to accomplish tasks. However, several members of the committee had previous plans. We had a deadline. So we decided to meet at unusual time for the group. I made the statement that I could make the meeting if I was assured it was going to be one hour, because I said I have to eat. (I am diabetic.) There were several giggles about my statement: I have to eat. I knew that I was been made fun of because of my size. As I was thinking about later, I thought - "I'll show them when I lose weight. " But then the realization came, it not about them, it is about me and my plan and desire to live more healthy. I thought, "No, I am doing this for me."

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MNABOY 8/16/2014 2:27PM

    Amen! And having lost weight, it is amazing how many people notice.

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14th day

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I have been attempting to lose weight for a while. The recent plateau caused me to look at the things that I have been doing. As I blogged before, I was eating more than I should. Now I realize since I have posted my goals up (at my desk in front of me) that I had not in the past been sticking to the goals. Also, I get started going on Sparkpeople, then I will stop when I am having a busy. Every day is really helping to keep on pushing.


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BJUMPINGFORJOY 11/14/2013 9:48PM

    That is a great idea.

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KARAK523 11/14/2013 6:08PM

  Vision boards are great. Try one in the bathroom or where you get ready. Start with a positive quote! Keep on!!!

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I overdone it.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November 2nd is the last time I have exercised in this month. I did myself in. I jogged in the pool for one hour on Saturday, November 2nd. When I got up Sunday morning, my back was messed up. I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday. He said my back was very inflamed and put me on bed rest. I am off of bed rest now, but I have two weeks of physical therapy. I've learned my lesson. I want to reach my goals but I must slowly build up my exercise.


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CANMERA 11/12/2013 3:16PM

    I am so sorry to hear that you over did it. I am sure that your intentions were only the very best. We often do things to ourselves that bring us harm.

You must be careful when exercising so that you do not over do it. I have read many of the articles on here about over doing it and found them to be most useful.

Take care of yourself.

Jan emoticon

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PROPMAN1 11/12/2013 2:50PM

  Sorry that you're hurt. Slow & Steady wins the race. emoticon

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Back on the road again

Thursday, November 07, 2013

I am back on the road again to a healthier me. I had reached a plateau in weight lost. I blamed it on my age, menopause and limited mobility. But I realized it was none of those things. I started tracking my food again and I have discovered that I was probably eating more than I should. I had been eyeballing my portions, guessing at calories and not writing anything down. It was a recipe for not losing weight. Today, after one week of tracking my foods via Spark, I have lost one pound.


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    Wow, great job! Your determination and hard work are paying off. I am proud of you! emoticon

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

That's 3 entries that have not posted. What goes on here? Did I need to keep that to myself?


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