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Frustrated

Monday, March 17, 2014

Its been a rough few months...I am slowly getting back into spark...I was really hoping to have a workout/accountablity partner to get me going but that has completely backfired. Got invited to do things, never heard from them again until they decide to let me know they are doing it...this was done by 2 people to me. Sad isnt. Oh well, I am going to just hold myself accountable....

  
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CLUTTERBUSTER 3/18/2014 3:57PM

    I'm sorry. Sparkpeople is a weird world. A lot of my old "friends" aren't even on anymore. It's weird to kind of "journey" together for awhile and then POOF, one or both of you are just gone.

Blessings to you and take care!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/18/2014 9:36AM

    I'm sorry you've had some rough times. Glad you are not giving up, though. I'm here anytime you need support, just let me know!
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KITT52 3/17/2014 12:35PM

    there are a lot of teams that have daily or weekly challenges that you might join...lots of people here who want to help....

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/17/2014 11:42AM

    I can relate. My hubby is my exercise partner and, to be honest, sometimes he's lazy. I am not allowed to go alone any more so I need him to be there for me. It's frustrating. I hope things work out for you. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 3/17/2014 11:04AM

    emoticon emoticon Best wishes on this day and for the days ahead.

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Struggling, trying to figure it out

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am still a huge (no pun intended) mess when it comes to figuring this all out. I am struggling with making exercise a priority everyday and not just certain days. M-TH is not a problem. Its the weekend that I always find an excuse to not go. I was thinking of going back in the am each day but the thought of waking up at 4:30 am is not appealing to me. Plus, I take my blood pressure meds in the morning with breakfast and although its been good, I am not sure if exercising before taking it would be a good thing....I need to get my butt in gear, I would like to start loosing and definitely need to lose before my dr visit in august.....I am going to start tracking my food along with the exercising. I think doing both will be beneficial.....

  
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CHERIJ16 7/3/2013 11:46PM

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LINWASH23 7/1/2013 5:21PM

    emoticon Do what you can do. Every little bit helps--even if it is five minutes on the weekend, if you want to work out on the weekend. You are on a journey to a healthier lifestyle, do what works for you and you will stick to it. emoticon

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AMAZINGAMY14 7/1/2013 12:50PM

    You can do it Jenn! The 5 am class is the best of them all and the funniest....well at least it was when I was going .
Yes I find tracking nutrition,exercise and journaling does help.


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TUBLADY 6/30/2013 10:55PM

    I know scheduling exercise time always has low priority.
I found that I had to put my fitness and health above everything else.
I put me first and made sure that my exercise time got in before anything else got scheduled. I started out with 15 minutes a day. Didn't belong to a gym. Make sure I did something fun, good energizing music and the time went fast.
Later I joined a gym. Always had my bag packed, left a message on the machine that I was busy and did my thing.
Consisting is the key to making good habits and getting things done.
The same for tracking. Try to find the same 10 minutes in the morning to do that.
If you plan your meals ahead and track, less chance you will forget what you ate, or eat the wrong foods.
It's a lot to do, but once you get in the habit, it becomes just that a habit.
My morning routine is always the same, just like brushing my teeth.
Exercise, track, go to work. Then later with more time do some Sparking.
I wish you the best.
Be strong, stay positive.
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PINKNFITCARLA 6/30/2013 10:44PM

    I agree, both will help. I am not a morning person and waking up early to work out wouldn't work well for me either. I also take BP meds and one of them has a diuretic in it. The first few hours after taking it I go to the restroom a lot. I do much better exercising in the evenings. I hope this month is good for you!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/30/2013 10:21PM

    I really need to lose weight before my next doctor's appointment too. At least 10 pounds!! We can do this!

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NPA4LOSS 6/30/2013 9:50PM

    Sounds like a emoticon plan. I have just recently started tracking my food again. I bought a fitbit and it has helped a lot with giving me the motivation to keep moving. emoticon

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-SHOREIDO- 6/30/2013 9:08PM

    Great choice!! You can do this. Go in nice and easy...no pressure take 10 minutes a day for your workouts thats how I started and then I grew to enjoy it and from thereon the decrease in calories was easy. Each day I challenged myself(and still do) as to what I could put together for my meals ( especially lunch) that was the least calories but filled me.
Usually the proteins win out because they keep your hungry level down.
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ETLNOW 6/30/2013 9:07PM

    Is there something you can do at home instead of the gym on the weekend? Exercise DVDs? Walking, running, biking?
Be firm with yourself but remember to be kind.
A weekend exercise solution will come to you, it will.
Be happy and healthy!

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Disgusted, Disappointed, Determined

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This is a downer blog but its how I am feeling:

Disgusted: I am disgusted on how I look...I put back the 30lbs I busted my butt losing...

Disappointed: I am disappointed that I let other things sabotage what I worked so hard for and lost all motivation and just stopped caring.

Determined: I am determined to get back into shape and not go down the destructive path I was on.

I am on week 3 of the gym. I have been going 4 days a week. I am increasing that to everyday. I have to. Yes, I am pushing myself but on the days I go, I feel better, sleep better and have been making better food choices. Plus, my bp stays around 110 now compared to 180 before. It is harder this time to get back into the exercising but I realized today in class, I am also 5 years older than when I first started at the gym. Sorry for the negativity, just needed to vent....

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/20/2013 10:46AM

    I feel the exact same way. I am in your corner, cheering you on. We know we can do this. You are doing great. Keep it up!! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/19/2013 11:35PM

    We're here to support you and venting is just fine! Hang in there! emoticon

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KAY-SUPREME 6/19/2013 1:47PM

    Keep your momentum going, and don't let others get in your way. I have to tell myself that EVERY day. My boyfriend wanted to hang out with his brother and niece yesterday and play Tennockey (a combo of tennis and hockey) and it just wasn't fast paced enough for me, so we ended up going to the park to play some real tennis. I HAVE to get my exercise in now, and I can't let other people get in my way, and neither can you!

YOU DESERVE EVERY MINUTE AT THE GYM especially when you know it makes you feel better. emoticon

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MISSROCKABILLY 6/19/2013 11:29AM

    There is nothing wrong with venting sometimes and it can really help to refocus and get back on track too. This blog really resonates with me because I am in the exact same place you are...even down to having put the 30 lbs I lost back on, plus 5 more. I'm just now getting back on track and doing what it takes to be healthy again and it sounds like you are as well. Good luck and if you need anything, just drop me a line!
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ANNIECHLOE 6/19/2013 10:49AM

    Great to vent! Good luck!

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-SHOREIDO- 6/19/2013 8:24AM

    I love "ven-teers" It's what the body and mind need clean out all the toxic stuff that a bad choice or two left behind.!
In fact you're not just cleaning your house but showing lots of us how to clean ours ; )
Great choice getting back to the gym. Your on your way forward!! emoticon
Thanks for sharing,
Ginny


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KELLIEBEAN 6/19/2013 8:14AM

    We can't be "patty perfect" every day. There are down days, weeks, months and then we make a decision and get back on track. You have done that.

You may have started negative but you turned positive, you hare determined, you are already headed in the right direction. I'd call this a win!

Keep going!

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NPA4LOSS 6/19/2013 8:08AM

    emoticon emoticon on getting back to the gym and all the effort you are putting in. emoticon

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CHERIJ16 6/19/2013 7:09AM

    I have been slipping up lately and have gained a couple of pounds. Your blog made me realize that if I keep doing this I will also gain back my 30 pounds and be disgusted and disappointed in myself. Thanks for the reminder. I am determined to keep this weight off.
Don't be too hard on yourself. It's easy to do but you are back on track and that's a good thing! emoticon emoticon

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KITT52 6/19/2013 6:23AM

    change the tapes in my mind....yep you slipped up .....but your not a bad person...learn to love your self no matter what your weight....and then work hard to get back to your goal....

this can be a struggle for the rest of your life, never ever give up



HUGS

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LOUISIANABEAUTY 6/19/2013 12:29AM

    I find that venting helps me to deal with all the things I'm going through. I think it's wonderful that you're going to gym and remaining determined! Here's a hug, and remember, you can do it! emoticon

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GYPSYROVER 6/18/2013 11:30PM

    You're not alone! And sometimes we have to vent to hear ourselves more effectively! Congratulations for getting back on track! You are determined - you WILL do this! Keep on sparking! emoticon emoticon


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Why I re-joined the gym....

Sunday, June 02, 2013

I started back at the gym on Saturday. It was body attack and I enjoyed it a lot. My calves are sore but other than that I did really good. I am expecting to be really sore this coming week due to the fact that I haven't done weights are extreme cardio in over a year. I just hope when my 6 months is up, I can afford to keep going. I joined for a few reasons. The main was that I know if I am paying for it, I will use it. The other is I don't have support at home to keep me motivated to do some form of exercise each day. I am told something if I eat something that isn't really the best for me but that's it. Another reason is I am tired of giving up on me. I always seem to start and never finish. I am determined this time to reach my goals and maintain after.

  
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TXMEMAW6 6/4/2013 11:18PM

    Wishing you the very best. You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 6/4/2013 10:50PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/4/2013 8:04PM

    I wish I had a gym near me as I think it would be a great motivator to get busy. Good luck, GF.

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CHOPOLA 6/3/2013 11:17AM

    emoticon Good luck at the Gym!

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KELLIEBEAN 6/2/2013 11:28PM

    I'm proud of you! Keep going. I'm rooting for you!

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CATLOVER110 6/2/2013 9:34PM

    Good for you for joining the gym! Best wishes for meeting your goals! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/2/2013 9:21PM

    emoticon for re-joining. Wishing you the best there! emoticon

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Making changes to go in a positive direction

Monday, May 27, 2013

Awhile back I had stated that I started zumba. I enjoyed it-at first. That didn't last. Why? Well, I am very picky on how classes are taught and how I am treated. I am the type who gets in the middle or back of class until I am comfortable with what I am doing. Once I am comfortable I am from and center. I am noticing trends with some teachers, they call you out. This teacher would make a big deal if you were new and not in front. She literally started teaching the class and turned it so me and the other new girl was in front. After we stated we didn't want to be. She also did other stuff that I just didn't like. So after trying on my own at home and always finding an excuse to not work out, I joined my old gym. They had an awesome deal today and I took. I am trying it for 6 months to see how it goes-financially and how well I do. I am starting back Saturday as my son has graduation this wed and things are kind of crazy. I am also following the guidelines from the spark solution and nutritional side from the dash diet to help me lose weight and start incorporating fresh wholesome foods into my diet. I will also try to only get on the scale once every 2 weeks but that will be challenge....

  
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1HAPPYSPIRIT 5/29/2013 11:17AM

    I hoping you find another class in the near future where you enjoy the teacher and benefit from the fitness time!

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NPA4LOSS 5/29/2013 11:13AM

    You made a good decision. Do what you are comfortable with. Congratulations on the good deal at the gym.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/28/2013 3:42PM

    I would love to do zumba but would not want to be the center of attention either. I think this instructor is not doing the participants a favor with this approach.

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LINWASH23 5/28/2013 3:41PM

    I like what you did, decided the class was not right for you and found something to take its place. Way to go, Spark Friend. Sounds like you made lemons into lemonade. emoticon emoticon

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LILY_SPARK 5/28/2013 9:29AM

    I remember you loved your gym, right? Good luck!

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You have to do what is right for you. You go, girl!

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SISTERPRETTY 5/27/2013 10:34PM

    emoticon have a great time at the gym

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CHOCOHIPPO 5/27/2013 10:32PM

    Sorry you had such a bad Zumba experience. I have an excellent teacher who is nothing like yours, thank Goodness. I wish you luck with your plans!

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