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Look 16 years Older? Yet feel 13 years younger?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A recent article on SP talked about how extra weight ages us by about 16 years. Wow! Then I read in the latest issues of Women's World, that most people feel 13 years younger than their actual age. Whew, that's quite a fractured self-image to accept - 16 years older from extra weight, but feeling 13 years younger than actual chronology. No wonder, when I gained weight over this past few years, I had lost a realistic grip between how I appeared to the world, and how I felt.

Today's renewed weight loss vows have put my head in a very different place - out of the impending bad habits I'd started and the backslide I was exhibiting in many ways. Time to get with the program and step it up a couple of notches.

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KIZIDOG 9/10/2009 3:43PM

    Well with the help of each other we can all look and feel younger by being healthy, eating right and moving more. Star emoticon

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TERIE93 9/10/2009 3:32PM

    That formula would work for young people. Wonder what their median age was? Hopefully by the time we are 90 the gap will widen and we will only feel 60! : ) teri emoticon

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FLMOMX2 9/10/2009 10:13AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonLook at you go girl.

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RICH530 9/10/2009 8:15AM

    emoticon Listen to all the positive attitude coming from you!!! That is great to hear and it will get you far!!! Good luck with your new goals!!
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HICALGAL 9/10/2009 4:07AM

    woohoo to looking and feeling younger! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 9/10/2009 12:56AM

    Step it up! People routinely tell me that I look like I'm 35...imagine their surprise when I tell them I'm 48!

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

It's time to renew my weight loss vows and recommit to my health and progress. What better time to do so than on a day that is a unique blend of "9's?" (smiling) I've slid pretty far down this past month, in many ways, but I am ready to kick my own butt and get this last 20 off - no matter how long it takes. Best wishes to all for a momentous and wonderful day.

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FLMOMX2 9/9/2009 7:14PM

    Best wishes for your goals. Have a great day.

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SMOKEYSMOM 9/9/2009 3:58PM

    Good luck to us both. The last time I was on SparkPages was 9-15-2008 and I chose today to start for the same reason. The good news is, I am only one pound over where I was then, BUT, still not at goal!'s to us! Let's ROCK!!!!

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PEDIPOD 9/9/2009 10:31AM

    What a great idea and great way to celebrate the numbers!! Happy Vow renewal and BE well!!!

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SO_ROSE 9/9/2009 9:08AM

    Good luck! I am picking up where I left off a couple of months ago as well.

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GEMSTONE1952 9/9/2009 8:41AM

    9-9-09....Love it, welcome to the wacky walkers. Good luck with your goals, you'll get that last 20!

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Yikes! Sometimes This Blog Candor Can Hurt! Another Start of a Bad Habit?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Whew, two in a row with the same theme...slipsliding away? Or just giving myself a little break from all this constant thinking about food and what to do and what not to do. I mean, it gets old. (smiling) Okay, I started this oh-so-much-fun adventure last October 13 (Columbus Day - a new lifetime adventure for me was the symbolism). Prior to that time, I was a lifelong person who didn't eat breakfast. Just wasn't hungry. Of course, we know what that means - HUGE hunger pangs and large quantities of food at other meals. But since I'd never gained weight (until the past few years), I never realized the value of breakfast. Since October 13, '08, I haven't missed a day without breakfast. It has made all the difference in the world in controlling insulin levels, energy, food intake the rest of the day, etc. However, for the past three days, I have not felt like eating breakfast and did not force myself to - even though I know better. Need I say more about what the rest of the day has been like? I'd better kick my own butt and stop this stuff. I have HATED being fat for the first time in my life these past few years, and if I keep this up... YIKES! I think I am rebelling like a little kid against some of the pressures in my life. No excuse. This cannot continue.

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BIKERBABE2BE 9/8/2009 11:34AM

    Time to get back on track. Tomorrow you will have breakfast! Keep us posted. emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 9/8/2009 9:03AM

    As you have outlined and know, breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. It's been a long time...but I haven't gone without breakfast in so long, I can't remember the last time I skipped it. I may skip lunch from time to time, but sure enough, when those carbs burn off...that old brain starts telling me..."FEED ME!"

Sometimes, with the pressures we face from outside sources, adhering to the "norm" day after day isn't appealing at first, but then when our bodies start telling or giving us a feeling of the consequences of what we are doing to ourselves, it snaps us back into the reality of what it is that we have accomplished and what lies ahead if we continue to "change" from the norm.

You have recognized the change that hopefully is temporary.

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FLMOMX2 9/8/2009 8:46AM

    You can and NEED to do it. When we least feel like doing something is the time to do it. You will be fine.

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ANGIEGARRETT 9/8/2009 7:23AM

    OK, the vacation is over and it's time to buckle back down. Breakfast every day is your habit for life. Now get to it!

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S_HANSEN 9/8/2009 6:49AM

    Jesse, you can do this! You know you need to eat breakfast. You just said it. So, as Nike ads say, Just Do it! I wonder why it is human nature to just throw in the towel every once and a while? When things are going well and we feel good? Take it back today. Make a change today. I know that you can do this. It has been a year and you have made so much progress. Hang tight. Don't let life get you down.


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WOLFSPIRITS 9/8/2009 1:41AM

    TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!!! BEEN THERE! emoticon emoticon

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Uh-Oh....Temporary Rest or Start of a Bad Habit?

Monday, September 07, 2009

Well, I've been tired of doing some things lately. Like journaling my food. So, I've given myself a "little break." However, you know how these can go - downhill fast. Have to be careful this doesn't turn out to be the start of not logging in daily food intake on an ongoing basis.

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BIKERBABE2BE 9/8/2009 11:35AM

    I have not logged for a week and I noticed today that the scale was up. It could be the three day weekend, but just as easily it is because I allowed myself to not do what I should. Back on the logging today!

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HEATHER3404 9/7/2009 11:44PM

    I am finding myself doing the same thing. It started with the nutrional counter. I tell myself I have a good idea of what I eat so I will keep a mental note. I was spending so much time online doing SP stuff that I was neglecting other things, like housework, etc... Then it went on to the workouts. Need I say more? I'm hitting another road block in the weight loss. No surprise there. I suppose doing all these things online really does keep you honest with yourself and on track. I just told myself tonight that I am going to work harder this week at my weight loss and time on SP. Too ironic that you also are going through the same thing and I just happened to come across it. It really motivating to me to read your post... so thanks! This week I'm going to give "MYSELF" more time on SP and get back on track.

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A Tribute to My Furry, Fourlegged Friends

Sunday, September 06, 2009

There has been much written in recent years about how pets contribute to our quality of life by affecting our health and well-being. As I visit SPfriends' pages, I share the cuteness of their wide variety of pets. And I thought that today I would pay special tribute to my boys whose pics are on my page - Princes Harry and William. They are Himalayans - combination Persian and Siamese. When I went over to select them and met their siblings, I discovered that their mom's registered name was "Princess Ragamuffin." So it seemed only natural to keep the royal names going. (smiling)

About 7 years ago, my 15-year-old Himmie passed away and I took it hard. I swore that I would never get another pet. I was right - I didn't get A pet - I got 2!!! (smiling)

We know how precious and special unconditional love is - and a wonderful gift. They prance around daily with their puppy personalities, and bring a lot of laughs and overall happiness. Some have written me at this site and said that my background photo "creeps them out." Maybe because their blue eyes flash red for the camera? As I sat thinking about all of the healthy factors in my life today, I had to include them in the equation. They are definitely my "babies." Have a fun day, SPfriends.

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NOCALORIES 9/6/2009 5:10PM

    Your blog of love is appreciated. God created all creatures large and small and I am so grateful to share my life with the two dogs in my profile. You are blessed by unselfishly accepting Prince Harry and Prince William into your life. They are blessed to be loved by you. God loves you so much that when He wants them home with Him He will give you the strength to cope with their passing. As He gives us strength when any loving precious person is moved from our presence.

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JERSEYGIRL1950 9/6/2009 3:52PM

    oh i love my baby i tell people she's my 6th kid and the best of the her...have a great weekend

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VICIOUS421 9/6/2009 3:41PM

    I like your background picture! I have a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mix dog Quincy that is 7 months old, he became a part of my family a little before my beloved little Pomeranian Shortie had to be put down; he was 14 we think, he was a foundling and we believe 4 or 5 years old when we got him 9 years ago. I also have an orange and white adult male cat that is 9 years old and has already used up at least 3 of his 9 lives, he weighs 20 pounds and Quincy only weighed 1.7 pounds when we got him. LOL I was so worried that Vicious might try to eat Quincy when we first brought Quincy home, he kept watching Quincy like he was prey but they have become good friends and play together now.
Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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FLMOMX2 9/6/2009 3:06PM

    Pets are a great addition for people and families. You two a lovely. I, personally, am a dog lover.

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LNWOLF72 9/6/2009 2:07PM

    Awww I didnt know you had kitties. I share your siamese mix passed almost 2 years ago and I still am sad about it. I've still got her calico "sister" who will be 17 this coming February and I hope she makes it to 30 :-) I'm like you - I'm telling myself I won't get another pet. I have never gotten another dog since mine passed and that was over 10 years. I love them but she cannot be replaced.

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DARLENEK04 9/6/2009 1:10PM

  My friend JuniorKhan is 12 and he has the best personality.
He raised our little Pom from 4 weeks and taught her to eat
and drink and so forth. Sometimes I think she believees she
is a cat. After all these years, they still are very affectionate with each other. My husbands' dog looks at them
like they are weird...LOL...
I like the picture on your page...

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DDHEART 9/6/2009 12:09PM

    I have often smiled when I have come to your page as I think your boys are beautiful and cats always make me smile. Currently, I am without any pets....sadly, my allergies got worse and worse as I got older so I enjoy them from afar. Thanks for the cyber cat fix!

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WISEWIFE 9/6/2009 11:06AM

    My fur baby ( Lady) is 18, and we know she's slowing down and time is short, but love her to bits & after the grief process will get another. I can't imagine being without a dog.

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CONGOGIRL123 9/6/2009 10:45AM

    hi,am new,i know how you feel,i have animals to and they our my kids emoticon

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BNMTOOTALL4 9/6/2009 10:43AM

    I know you love your babies. Right now, my babies are my family's and friends pets. Sense I grow up with them. They fill like family to me and I love them. No matter if there are a cat or a dog. I'm a dog lover myself. Have a great holiday weekend! emoticon

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