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My Brain Thinks I'm Skinny

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

All my life, up until the past few years when the hormonal tidal wave occurred, I've been able to eat anything at any time of day or night in any quantity. Yup, not even one pound gained as a result.

So, one gets used to that type of metabolism. But one day I awoke with extra pounds on my bones for the first time ever and it felt (most of it is off with 20 to go) beyond awful.

I've been at a plateau for about a year now and my body doesn't want to give up more weight. So my brain has started to think that means that I can eat the same way I always have with no price to pay.

Wrong! Thanks to the reinforcement from this SP site, I have learned and stuck to new ways to deal with healthy patterns, thoughts, and actions. If it weren't for SP, I would probably revert into my old way of thinking. With time, I'll do this on my own. But for now, I'm still working on lifetime patterns that just do not hold true any longer.

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MSLZZY 6/8/2010 5:50PM

    Positive! This is a lifestyle change that has to endure. Too bad we could turn the brain off when it sends us in the wrong direction. Have a great day!

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/8/2010 5:43PM

    I feel your pain when I joined the military I had to gain weight !!!! I was used to eating what I wanted when I wanted .Then an accident and limited mobility changed my reality so I have to keep remembering that was then this is now !It is my body and my mind and I am in charge I just keep reminding myself LOL!

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LOLABELL3 6/8/2010 1:47PM

    I can really identify with what you're saying. A few years ago I was very fit, I went out running 3 times a week and went to the gym 3 times a week. I could eat anything I wanted and not worry.

Then I had an accident and tore the tendon in my right leg. This meant I couldn't exercise for almost a year. Unfortunately my brain didn't get that I couldn't eat the same way I had been. Needless to say I gained weight.... 4 stone to be exact.

I started trying to lose weight again just before Christmas and up to now have lost 23lbs so Im not doing too bad. I can't wait to get to the 30s.

I wish you all the best on your journey.

Take Care

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Jury Verdict Is In On Rocking Athletic Shoes

Monday, June 07, 2010

About five days ago, I bought and blogged about these new shoes that roll as you walk. At first it was awkward, but I got the hang of it and could feel the walking really affecting my butt.
However, it still was a chore to maneuver and never felt natural.

Not usually a person with back trouble, I've had daily backaches. DUH! Yes, it's from the shoes and they are going hasta la vista, baby. Fortunately, I did not pay a fortune, but I am not going to subject my back to these any longer. I think I'll stick to the regular ones I wear.

Wishing all a wonderful week.

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JVINAZ 6/8/2010 7:56PM

    I've been wondering about those things! No bueno? I have to say I know we sacrifice for fitness but they were pretty hard to look at too. Kinda fugly...

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PORGY_58 6/7/2010 8:23AM

    Just a note ... I am not sure what brand you have, but I have MBTs and I will tell you they are the best things that I have ever owned.

They came with a DVD. One of the things it tells you is that you have to break them in slowly. And, my-oh-my, did I have aches and pains in areas that never "bothered" me before. What I came to realize is that using the shoes is like starting a new exercise program. You are going to be working muscles you never thought you had! Back ache, shoulders ... lordy if you are a sloucher, you will learn the error of your ways.

My husband suffers from Polio which he contracted as a young child. He has always had issues with walking all his life (he is 72). He tried on his first pair of MBTs and added his orthotics to them and has built muscle tone that he has never had ... and, he can walk without pain. (After the initial aches from working those unused muscles).

He now owns three pair and I own two pair. LOVE THEM ... LOVE THEM ... LOVE THEM.

Comment edited on: 6/7/2010 6:41:03 PM

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MSLZZY 6/7/2010 7:13AM

    Good to know! I'm glad I decided to wait before buying a pair. Take care! emoticon emoticon

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NURSEKELLY09 6/7/2010 1:33AM

    I have considered giving a pair of those a try, but now I won't, thanks for the heads up!

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/7/2010 1:02AM

    Hmm ,I always have back ache but I do have a spinal injury perhaps I had best ask the doctor on my next visit before I wear these again .I have them too but I can not differentiate as I always have back pain, I find it alarming that it caused you back pain that you don't normally have though.

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CARDSFAN720 6/7/2010 12:59AM

    What brand of shoes did you try? It seems that every time I turn around, another shoe company is coming out with their version! I bought the Avia Avi-Motion, and for someone who already has back problems, I haven't had any additional achiness since buying the shoes. Not sure that they live up to the hype, but they're great for someone who works long hours and is on their feet for most of that time!

Loved your blogs about the shoes, though!!

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Sunday, June 06, 2010

I see London, I see France,
I feel like doing a victory dance.
I'm coming out of a dense fog
Cutting loose from a yucky bog.

It's time for me to start to shine
And kick myself in my own behind
To get to work and lose the rest
Of this weight that I detest.

Always slim throughout my life
Then hormones hit and what strife
It has caused, but no doubt
I'll win this battle in this last bout.

Wishing all a wonderful day
Treat yourself good in every way.
Thank you all for your good cheer
Your support I hold most dear.

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    Your ability to rhyme endlessly is totally amazing to me; such a gift I am in awe of.

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MSLZZY 6/6/2010 6:26AM

    emoticonI love your poems! Keep on Sparking and have a great Sunday!

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/6/2010 1:41AM

    When you get the success you're after ,
Your life will echo with happy laughter!
I feel sure it is soon to be ,
End in sight no more a mystery!

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Sunny Funny Saturday

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Another day to get it right
My path here as been bright.
And although I've done pretty well
Not good enough to call "swell."

I've got 20 more to go, I say,
So here it is - another day
To put on a smile and walk the walk
So I won't be just talk.

Determined and persistent, I am
So this plateau has got to scram.
Wishing all a fun, sunny day.
Guess I'll now be on my way.

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/5/2010 1:47PM

    Have lots of fun,
Enjoy the sun,
Create a smile,
Go the extra mile,
I have to state
I think you are great!

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CICI510 6/5/2010 12:39PM

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JLITT62 6/5/2010 11:59AM

    Well, I could've used a tad less sun this morning, but thanks for the well wishes anyway!

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MSLZZY 6/5/2010 11:19AM

    Positive thinking and attitude! It IS another day to get it right! Have a great Saturday! emoticon

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Loss, Grief and Letting Go

Friday, June 04, 2010

For past three years eight loved ones died
And my sadness was something I've tried to hide.
Now three more are very ill
And so much of this grief is with me still.

But with SP I've learned to eat and drink
A healthy way that makes me think
More clearly and keep my head on straight
With protein and carbs that are first-rate.

So even though I've a broken heart I think
That life won't always have to stink.
One day soon the sun will shine
And this sorrow I can leave behind.

Until that day I'll do my best
To make sure I get my rest.
Now it's time to do just that
So I can be rid of the rest of this fat.

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THEADMIRAL 6/4/2010 8:48PM

    Expressing yourself through your poetry is very healthy! emoticon Vikki

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NANCY- 6/4/2010 5:34PM

    Even though it can be difficult at times taking care of yourself does help with the losses.
You are a wonderful writer. I'll hold you in my prayers.

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GRANDMAAMIE 6/4/2010 10:35AM

    sorry about your losses emoticon
I'm happy to hear of your strength to move on. emoticon

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JLITT62 6/4/2010 5:57AM

    Your creativity is shining thru. Go you!

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DWROBERGE 6/4/2010 1:02AM

    Congratulations on great thinking. You have figured it out and are moving on.

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