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Regrets, I Have a Few, but then Again.....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Eating healthy feels so right now. How I wish I had found this lifestyle years ago. How would my life have been different?

Oh, who knows. With more confidence I might have made more mistakes! LOL None of us can go back. So let's go forward, smarter and wiser....

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1AVERY 11/15/2009 5:47PM

    You are all so right. We can't go back that has been my motto for the last few weeks with everything that is going on in my life. My family keeps saying if you did this, if you did that you wouldn't be where you are now. That is right but what is wrong with where I am now. Everything happens for a reason and if we get see the future would our lives be any better/different etc. Who knows but lets enjoy the ride getting to where we are going. The healthy lifestyle we are now adapting will help us in all aspects of our lives and YES we enjoyed the getting here so let's enjoy the getting there!!! NOW. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 11/15/2009 1:03PM

    You're right, you can't go back to what used to be, you can only go forward. I believe there is always a lesson in what happened yesterday. You have to learn from it and apply the knowledge to where you are today. That makes the lesson learned from being overweight a very valuable one for all of us. We have to value the gift of our bodies and get them healthy in the here and now. We also have to achieve a balance between mind, body and spirit to be totally healthy. I may have been thinner for most of my life, but the balance that I've achieved as this point in time is so much better. The trick is to get everything to come together at the same time!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/15/2009 10:57AM

    Speaking for myself, I am not sorry for the choices made earlier in my life.

I have no regrets for enjoying life to the extent of reaching 210 lbs, but I do regret reaching that weight.

Why you might ask? As I am fond of saying,when I get to heaven and God asks me what I thought of chocolate I am going to give Him the 2 thumbs up, for all the goodies I was able to eat the first 56 years of my life! And I am going to say, "thank you very much!"

That said, I am equally not sorry for learning self-control in my new lifestyle at 120 lbs - a weight I never was on the way up. It feels great being thinner!

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Celebration: Natalie is Potty Trained! Knee Improving.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Natalie has gone one week with no accidents! Once she got it, she had it. Fantastic.

Knee is a little better today, but I'm taking it easy. In reading the health info on SparkPeople it must be an LCL sprain. I expect full recovery in 2-4 weeks. I think I'll have to continue to take it easy, though, because there was no obvious injury. I heard no pop and felt no big pain. It just got sore. I appreciate the recommendation on water aerobics, but I have to be available to care for Natalie no matter what my child's work schedule is. Maybe after February. I expect she may start preschool after she turns 3.

I plan to try a new recipe tomorrow to use on my husband, child, son in law and granddaughter. Have saved many good looking recipes from SparkPeople. Will let you know what I choose and what the outcome is.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/15/2009 12:55PM

    Yay on the pottie training! That's a big step for your little one! Have fun trying the recipes. I've made a few and most are delish!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 11/14/2009 7:18PM

    Congrats on the Potty Training!

Be real careful with that knee!

Good luck with the recipe!!

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PEGGYANNSCH 11/14/2009 6:55PM

    I hope you get better

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Obstacle: Knee Pain

Friday, November 13, 2009

My right knee started hurting. Guess I'll have to give up my 120 minutes of cardio per day and cut calories. I'm worried that I'll be hungry and less fit.

I will give up all jogging, jumping, and running with Natalie. Today I told her I could only walk fast. Bummer.

Wish I had an expert to help me figure out my safe limit, but I'll do the best I can. Think I'll try 30 min of walking, the SparkPeople strength training, and knee exercises. Since I'm in the process of fighting health insurance denial, I really can't go to the doctor unless I'm dying.

I will get through this.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/14/2009 12:09PM

    Marsha I'm so sorry that you have to go through all of this pain. I think fast walking for 30 minutes several times a day might do the trick. Also, have you considered water aerobics? I go either to the Gandy Pool ($2.50/class - it's heated) or possibly the YMCA for their classes. (I think you have to join the Y unless you have a doctor's note.) You don't have to stop exercising, just change the type of exercise that you're doing. Can you bicycle? That's also a great way to exercise. There are some terrific bike paths that run from Bartow to Highland City. There is also a wonderful gym at the Kelly Recreation Center, next to the Gandy Pool, that has treadmills and stationery bikes. The gym cost is $3 per day, for the whole day. Just a thought....

Hope you're up and hopping soon!

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/14/2009 7:45AM

    really take it easy don't overdue the spark knee exercises sound wonderful. also some people i know with knee problems do well with riding a bike. have a great week and emoticon

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Maintenance Observation: Clothes

Thursday, November 12, 2009

When I was a size 1X things often fit me whether I gained 10 or 15 pounds or lost 10 or 15 pounds. Now just a couple pounds means a new size.

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MYMONSTERSX3 11/12/2009 3:24PM

    I'm like that now. I mean I can wear a size 12(which is normal)or a 10 and sometimes squeeze into a 8

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AQUAGIRL08 11/12/2009 3:15PM

    That's true. I can't wait until I'm in regular sizes again!

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Husband Does the Shopping

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My husband does the grocery shopping and I do the cooking. He started shopping probably six months after I began losing weight and eating healthier because I wasn't getting him the things he wanted. Right now his chips and potato salad are not tempting me. Even the leftover Halloween candy is not bothering me right now. A year ago it would have kept calling my name, but I'm comfortable co-existing right now.

Whenever Gary buys things that are not that healthy, I use a little and add things I need. When he wanted to split a can of Chunky Campbell's soup this week, I gave him 3/4's of it. To my 1/4 I added fresh green beans and organic low sodium black beans. If I had split the can with him I would have been way over on sodium that day.

For now, we are both happy with this arrangement.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/12/2009 3:14PM

    That sounds like a great compromise! Way to go!

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