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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wait A Minute
Taste & See

That the one looking back in the mirror
Is You and Is Me

R we worth it to run this Race
Or is it just the food we Taste

Does it Matter that we tried and we failed
Or do we just run like the dog does with his tail

I don't know some times we come and we go
But the scale won't move O don't we know

Its frustrating, it crazy I been eating right for weeks
But that darn thing won't move toward that number I seek

I wish I had a wand that would just do it for me
But that's not gonna happen so should I let it be

Heck no we got to keep it moving
Learn to get to a place that's soothin

I wonder if its worth it if I really reach that goal
I imagine it would be if I can just look away from that bowl

I think I'll take a minute or two or three
To contemplate if I ACTUALLY reach victory!

O Yes that would be nice and oh so much fun
I would get to go shopping and that's just one

Wow if I come up with a hundred reasons
I would be motivated thru the seasons

To meet my Goal one Day
I would finally be able to say

It started with one minute and I am so glad
Now I am blessed with infinite health and am no longer sad.

If I can do this, I can do ANYTHING...
I'll start this minute and see what time will bring

Oh Yas lets do this and lets start now.
No more feeling like a big fat cow.

That was a joke I couldn't help myself
But oh yeah I can cause its all about my health

I think I got it now I can do this
Lets start now get ready raise your fist

One two three four five
Its possible as long as I'm alive!


The Buck Stops HERE:

Monday, June 02, 2014

For years your teachers told you to settle down and sit still.... YOU CAN STOP NOW!
This is one of the SparkPeople funnies that I relate to the most. Isn't that the truth tho? As kids we moved fast and furious, but didn't call it exercise. We were running, jumping, playing and now its like we have a bowling ball attached at the hip. At least for me that is.

On any given day, I would rather just sit there, and think about exercising, preferring to look at tv or anything else. Everytime I do get out and do something like take a walk or exercise, I feel great; awesome in fact, so why don't I "just do it"? without having to convince myself, I should. For example, I woke up in plenty of time to take a 10 minute brisk walk. I laid in bed pondering until I had to get up before I was going to be late for work. That has been puzzling me for a while now. I don't know and I don't want to waste this blogs on excuses. We all know that routine, don't we? I am very cognoscente that there is a void there and it boils down to my health and wellbeing or just sitting there continuing to ponder and stress over.

I am hopeful that doing situps will just one day become second nature to me and doing jumping jacks and eating right as well. I want to be an example for my kids, I want to do it for me, but what is holding me back. I do it (not as often as I should), but I do it. That for now is going to have to be good enuff that I am going thru the motions. I hope things change and I know the bottom line, no one can change it but me. I'll start by taking a break and going for that 10 minute walk. At least its a start. Here's wishing all of you who share this issue, progress in this area, as well as myself.

Some of Us Definitely Need Help More Than Others!


How Did We Get Here

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I am not a routine type person....I'm just not and God knows I've tried. For me it was when I just found out what I needed to do (via SparkPeople) and started implementing them S L O W L Y....& hear this, didn't worry about it that I am now 6 months later hearing people say. Are you losing weight? and I go....I don't know

...because I have not been jumping on the scale daily or weekly. I have just been coasting along making the appropriate changes constantly and slowly switching to wheat bread or if white bread is all there is, that is what I eat...I can't lie....I won't drink water so instead I will do now I am a crushed ice addict and when it melts low and behold I drink the water that is left in the glass.....I slowed down on the chocolate, but I do at least once a week have a whole peanut butter fudge...not a piece not a half but a whole one. Will my plan work for you....I don't know cause its not a plan....I wish I could follow a plant I truly do.

Six months later, I am down 40 pounds.....I finally weighed myself yesterday. I couldn't believe it myself. My clothes aren't that different. Loose but I don't need to rush out and buy a whole new wardrobe just yet.

Change desperation or Epiphany (Vision)? Both: I was desperate for so long my journey led me to the point I am now and no matter how I got here, I am so glad I am here with much further to go....Hopefully I will make it to the place called THERE and Prayerfully you will too....

Hope this helps....


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Just Keep Living

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

There is something about living to fight another day that is so inspiring to me. I guess its because I have been through so many challenges over the last 5 or so years including weight challenges, I feel so free right now as those issues are one by one dissipating. It has been a long time coming and not a moment too soon for me. I feel happy now and I am starting to feel healthy too. I am not what I should be in the healthy eating area but I sure am not what I used to be. I have many family members and SparkFriends that encourage me and I am better. I am better physically, mentally and spiritually.

I really can't ask for no more than that. My secret you may ask? I would say just take the good with the bad and the bitter with the sweet and eventually with patience, prayer, stick to it ness, you can make lemonade out of lemons.

Does it come quick, no it certainly don't but it does come and when it does, you have gained so much life knowledge and insight that you wake up with a song in your heart that never grows old.

To those of you who are in the storms of life, take it from me, This too shall pass and when it does, it will be just sunshine every day and you will hold on to it too...just keep living!


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BELIEVING-N-ME 6/14/2013 10:25AM

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LINWASH23 6/11/2013 4:48PM

    You are so right, it is so good to know that our Lord is right there with us in our valleys and we can shout the victory in the valleys knowing the the mountain top experience will come in His time. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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Food Fight

Monday, June 03, 2013

The latest of my contentions is graduation parties. There is so much food it is obscene. As many of you know I live in down south Louisiana and it is crazy the amount of carbs at a party. There is always jambalya and the new thing is crawfish rice too. Shrimp fetuchhnni and potato salad and sweet potato pies out the kazoo. I received some great advice from a fellow sparker to eat before I go to an event and quite frankly I have been doing pretty well lately.

I just thought that since it is graduation season that I would point out yet another food battle that is going on.

Also I want to CONGRATULATE my daughter DeeDee who completed her Bachelor's PROGRAM at the University of New Orleans last Friday. Yes we gave a gigantic Brunch on her behalf. No, I will not tell you what we served. We did have a fruit and a veggie tray though. teehee

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AMAS92568 6/8/2013 5:42PM

    Congratulations to your daughter. You must be very proud! emoticon

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    Congrats to DeeDee and family.

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    Tell your daughter congrats.. emoticon emoticon

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NAPPIGURL 6/3/2013 4:04PM

    Congratulations DeeDee!!!
I also fell victim to the graduation party monster this weekend. I was out of town at a friend's house so my options for planning ahead were limited. I was, however able to maintain my activity during the weekend.

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ELLES26 6/3/2013 11:15AM

  emoticon graduation season...yes, so much food everywhere!

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