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Dangers of Sitting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I just read an article in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/
rnatives_n_1695618.html ) that talks about the dangers of sitting for long periods of time or having a sit down job... which I have. It is pretty scary.

Today, I commit to getting up and away from my desk more frequently, engaging in more physical activity and doing desk exercises when possible. I want to encourage all of you that have to sit for more than one hour at a time at work or in some other area of life to make the same commitment.

One trick that helps at home is getting up and exercising during the commercials when you are watching television.

We don't have fall victim to the negative consequences in this article! We can do better!

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PRINCESSAMY 3/13/2013 12:22PM

    I get up from my desk every hour and walk for 2 minutes before sitting back down. It helps me stay awake plus...steps count!!!

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LILSHINE 3/13/2013 9:53AM

    Hi and thanks for the friend add - i've done the same. Congrats on the 35# loss thus far, may you continue to have great success. I'm also a desk jockey but drinking my water like I should makes me get up all day long and sometimes I even get in a jog to the bathroom emoticon

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SUNSET09 3/13/2013 9:31AM

  Thanx for sharing this tidbet. We should be getting up and moving anyhow as we are told, when you're at a computer, to get up and move, even if you're not! Good information! We have breaks and what we do with those are totally up to us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Nothing can change in your life until you make up your mind to change it.

This morning I woke up, drank 8 ounces of water, make a quick less than 300 calorie breakfast and gathered up my vitamins. I take fish oil, evening primrose, vitamins E, D and C and glucosamine hydrosulfate. I am not promoting these they just work for me in my fight to get rid of Diabetes and PCOS with menstrual problems.

I am going to add a B Complex, chromium picolinate and a raspberry supplement.

When I lost weight before, no matter how healthy I tried to eat at 1500 calories per day I needed a little something extra. There are a lot of varying opinions of vitamins, but all I know is that they worked for me and I intend to continue using them until I completely cross this hurdle in my life.

My weight loss program is about healthy eating, drinking lots of water, exercise, rest, vitamins and supplements, prayer, helping others on this journey and positivity.

Health and Blessings.

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LILSHINE 2/6/2013 2:08PM

    Good for you, best of blessings emoticon

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Starting Over

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I am starting this journey over. One day at a time... one pound at a time... doing it the right way. God be with me.

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LILSHINE 8/28/2012 2:12PM


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OMMAMA7 8/28/2012 10:01AM

    You've got this! One day at a time. Just focus on making today great and keep doing the same thing every day. Even one hour at a time. If you mess up at one meal, make the next one great. And don't punish yourself. learn and move forward! We are here for you! :)

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HEALTHY14REAL 8/28/2012 8:53AM

    You can do this. I am right where you are and starting over again too.

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DOOBIE893 8/28/2012 8:47AM

    Good for you. emoticon emoticon God is with you. Enjoy your Spark journey.

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Falling off the train

Sunday, July 08, 2012

I fell off the train.

I slowly stopped exercise because of life events (getting busy at work, getting shingles, getting lazy...) and then my cheat days turned into everyday.

Then... came all the guilt and shame.

I am publicly announcing that I started at 255 pounds, lost down to 220 pounds and I now today weigh 239 pounds.

I kept waiting on the right day to restart my program (the first of the month, the end of summer, when it stops being hot, etc.) but today I rose up recognizing the excuses and facing my fears.

Today is the day.

The only goal I am making is that I am going to weigh 135 pounds. I am taking it one day at a time and I am working everyday towards my goal. I can't go back to a size 20, uncomfortable, sleepless nights and diabetes episodes all the time. I just can't.

I ask for your prayers and support.

God bless you...

Moving forward...

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JUSTMAXINE55 7/8/2012 6:04PM

  You can do this! I so agree with the advice that OMMAMA7 gave you. Have daily goals so that each night you will have a sense of accomplishment. Smaller goals make the journey seem shorter.

Right now, I weigh 236. My goal is to reach 230. After I get there, I'll set another 5 lb goal. So far, this has really worked for me.


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OMMAMA7 7/8/2012 11:19AM

    You've got this! You took a huge couple of steps right here. I just wrote in my blog the other day, I think it was the last one - check it out! - how there will always be life events, good and bad, and if we keep waiting until they're done to work on our health, it'll never happen. That's life. We just need to learn how to keep the focus on health while those things come up. I'm struggling with this a lot right now also - we can do this - I'm here with you! Try at least one thing at a time - 1 solid goal even if you have other goals also, like 1 thing you absolutely have to do each day or week, even if some of the other goals slip. Like to start you could have a goal of eating right, a goal or working out, but also have a goal that if nothing else you will get your water in, or you will log on here every day. And once that becomes habit, make something else your absolute must do goal. Hope that makes sense! :) I recommend getting on here every day just to keep the thought of health on your mind - I know when I stop logging in, everything else starts to stop too. Coming back every day really helps remind me what my goals and focus are and that I'm not alone. emoticon

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COLEYGIRL4 7/8/2012 10:19AM

    You can do it! Don't give up. Prayers coming your way :)

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GARDENCHRIS 7/8/2012 10:05AM

    it is only bad if you do not get back on! SO GET BACK ON THE TRAIN!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THEEXERCISER 7/8/2012 9:52AM

    I am praying for you emoticon

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Sick and Working Out

Monday, April 30, 2012

I had a good workout on Saturday but I was feeling a little sick. By yesterday I was fully engulfed... its official... I have a cold.

I feel so terrible but I am preparing for a challenge I set with myself for the month of May to lose 10 pounds and I refuse to turned back.

What do you do when you are under the weather? Do you keep working out and eating clean or do you take a break? I really need help with this one.

In the meantime... I am chugging water and hot tea and I am having 2 boiled eggs for breakfast. I have got to get this belly fat off my body! Aarghhh!

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POSSIBLEPEN 5/1/2012 1:37PM

    Thanks ladies. I had to miss work today but I am going out later for a 30 minute walk and then showering and straight back to bed. Your wisdom on this was greatly appreciated! God bless!

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BACKATITAMY 4/30/2012 10:58AM

  Oh no :( get better soon. I would say to just exercise at a lower intensity like the other commenter said but still watch what you are eating. If you can't be 100% at one thing don't give up on the other. Get well soon !

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OMMAMA7 4/30/2012 8:42AM

    I do try to work out still, but if my energy is low I'd lower the intensity. Let's say normally you jog, walk instead. If you normally walk 45 minutes, maybe do a few 10 or 15 minute bursts so you can rest. Try to get extra sleep. The water and tea is great. It's definitely best to keep trying to eat clean, more nutrients will get you better faster, but if I'm really sick, I tend to stop caring and start eating comfort foods - wouldn't recommend it! Maybe some soup and saltines wouldn't be too bad - especially if you get some healthy soup. Just make sure not to push yourself TOO hard or you may make it harder for your body to get healthy. And you can think of getting up and exercising like this - are you going to be stuffy and coughing and miserable on the couch anyway? might as well get up for a few minutes and have that accomplished feeling at least and know you still did something even though you were sick. Just don't push too hard :) Also, if you do nothing and start eating poorly once you are healthy you are going to be mad at yourself and feel like you have to "start over" again (that's how I feel anyway).

I hope you get better soon!!!!

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