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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Every Saturday I weigh in. I want to know exactly how I have done. Today I weighed in for the first time in 2014. Having already been down on myself for not walking enough for eating to much for snacking at various times of the day; I was equally surprised to find that I had lost 6.4 pounds. I can't start to tell you how much that has boosted my morale in what I am doing with my weight. Evidently having walked only 9 miles total this year, and keeping a positive attitude has helped.
But I credit much more than the cardiovascular exercise; I credit more than my attitude, I give credit to my friends, and more importantly to my renewed relationship with Jesus Christ. You see my life had been bad over the past year, I would spend many hours in tears, eating whatever I could find. Today however, I am finding that true happiness comes from within. If I am not happy, my body isn't going to be happy, thus I will eat more to try and fill a void that I can't fill on my own.
Renewing my relationship with Jesus has become my focal point. I have started to attend regular church meetings, I have found a "lifegroup" and I have found that Rachel is truly deserving of love regardless of what or how Rachel feels about herself at any given time.
Remember that whatever we put into our minds is what comes out. If you are not putting in good things, then good things will not come forth. I encourage everyone on Sparkpeople to find some kind of spiritual place to help you; get a group of friends who can provide the spiritual support you will need on your journey. And most of all, remain happy! Because that which we feed ourselves is what will come forth later.


Resolutions and Absolutions

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Every year we make the dreaded "New Years Resolution" the promise to do better. Then we feel guilty about not following through with our goals. 2013 was a great year for me; despite not making my goals and giving up.
This coming year, I am making a resolution to walk daily (weather depending) four miles. However, i am also making an absolution that on days when I can't walk, I won't feel guilty. Why should I? You see when we make resolutions we are making challenges to ourselves that are easy to give up; instead we need to make resolutions that are easy to obtain.
I look forward to 2014 because of me, this is going to be the greatest year of my life!

I wish all my supporters a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KALISWALKER 1/7/2014 12:53AM

    Have a great 2014!

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GOLFGMA 1/1/2014 7:39AM

    Wishing you success with all your 214 goals! emoticon

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RENEEAQUA 12/31/2013 9:23PM

    happy new years!!

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So Far...so Good...

Friday, August 02, 2013

So far...so good!...at least I think!
For the past two days I have limited my intake of junk food for more healthy items. Unfortunately my body is screaming "We need more food!" As I am a junk-food-aholic! The good news is that while my body is screaming "We need this or that!" I am feeding it with positive thoughts and H2o. Something I would never have dreamed of doing in the past! Water has become my new passion thanks to my best friend. I can't tell you how many times she's called from Germany this past week just to make sure I am not eating "Burgers, fries and pizza!" It's almost annoying! Vacation already! ;-) Truth is I love that she's taking time out of her vacation to make sure I am okay and happy.
Everyday, we need something to motivate us; for me, it's getting off my diabetes medication for good! I have started kinda slow with my exercise...today it was just mowing the lawn; tomorrow, who knows. The point is that while life and limb scream that they are too hungry and too active, my am starting to feel better and have only been living this way for two days!

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KALISWALKER 8/7/2013 12:36PM

    When I am hungry all the time, I increase the fiber in my diet and it really helps. Keep going!

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BLUSHIOUS 8/2/2013 7:28PM

    Sounds like your head is in a good place! I'm following your blogs; I can't wait to see your progress!

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Endocrinologist--Best Choice I have made thus far

Thursday, August 01, 2013

As many here may have read last month, I was going to see the Endocrinologist for my diabetes. I was scared to death. Unfortunately I didn't loose the 20 pounds I had hoped to loose, instead I only lost approximately 5 pounds and probably not even that in the grand scheme of things.

Yesterday, July 31, as I sat in the doctor's office, I realized that I have to do something, otherwise, I will be in trouble later down the road--especially since I am already having some complications from my diabetes. I have neuropathy in my feet and being this early in my diabetes (only 2 years in) it confirms for the doctor that I will have more complications if I don't do something soon.

So today, August 1, 2013, I have decided to turn my life completely around--granted I did just eat a 2/3 pint of Gelato, but that is one less thing in my house that is not healthy. Over the next few weeks, I plan on posting here the changes I make and of course the way that things are going. I look forward to sharing my experience with you all--and hope that you will continue in your encouragement towards my new lifestyle.

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FRAN0426 8/1/2013 11:22PM

    You took the biggest step----deciding to make healthier choices---WTG. Wishing you all the best in your endevor to get healthy. I too was thrilled when my GP decided to send me to and endrocrinologist---smart move for sure. and that was several years ago; got my type 2 Diabetes under control and much info along the way.

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MSJULIEK 8/1/2013 8:12AM

    Making that decision is the first step toward realizing your goals. I have been diabetic for over 12 years. There have been times when I was doing great and had my A1C down to 5.9. Now I'm going through a time when I have not done very well at all. My last A1C was 8.3. A good doctor is vital to your goals. I hope we both accomplish our goals.


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KALISWALKER 8/1/2013 5:04AM

    Rachel in a few weeks I will send you an invitation to the Fall 5% Challenge. It has helped me a lot to make changes in my lifestyle. I know you can make the important lifestyle changes you need to succeed in weight loss.

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Long Time No Login

Friday, June 21, 2013

Well I just know you all are wondering what happened to me! Truth is, I lost my password and didn't want to change it, but I am back! This morning, I started my summer meltdown exercise and have a goal of 20 lbs. lost before I see the diabetic specialist next month.
I know that 20 lbs. doesn't sound like a lot, but I have always said that one should have small goals--the smaller the better. Mainly because small obtainable goals are what makes people happy when they reach them.

Today, I am at 276 lbs. My ultimate goal is to be at 175 lbs.

By this time next month I want to be down to 266 and finally 256 by the time i see the doctor and hopefully 236 by the time "school" (my employer) starts back. WIsh me luck!


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