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Total Bust

Monday, August 29, 2011

There are some days that can only be rated a total bust and yesterday was one of those. Due to previous experience, I know today will be especially difficult. I will have to be especially vigilant in order to get through the day without repeating yesterday. I know that and I own that. Today will be a good day ... back on track one more time.

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GKENNEDY74 9/2/2011 9:19AM

    You have the right attitude for today. I think we all have those"days" and we feel for awhile like "why am I even trying". Every day is a new day. Hope things have gone better this week for you!

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NANABE 8/30/2011 2:43PM

    Can't tell you how many "Bad days" I've had especially over the last few months.

But Sandy is right, that day is over, and each day is a new start. Everytime you have a fresh start will make you a stronger person. Only you can control your emotions and thoughts. Don't let anyone or anything control you.

YOU CAN DO THIS! We all have confidence in you!

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/29/2011 11:48AM

    Sorry you had a bad day yesterday. But look at today as a fresh start to the week and just forget about any thing that will hold you back from making this the best day of your life.
Enjoy each moment and make the best choices you can make for your health and your body and mind. Be happy my friend. Sandy

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Two poles to the spectrum

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Today I am at the positive pole in my life spectrum. I am tracking everything that goes into my body and seriously exercised yesterday for the first time in weeks. As a result of this control, I am on top and losing weight.

The opposite pole of my spectrum seems to put me at a point where I am lazy, and unable to resist food temptations. It is at this point that I also have trouble maintaining a positive attitude. At these points I'm disgusted with myself and I am not losing weight.

My goal is to dwell at the positive pole, forever leaving behind the cravings and the laziness. I know this is where my work shall be and that it is all a mind game. There is such power in control.

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NANABE 8/25/2011 9:04PM

    Stay positive, find way to distract yourself when you want to eat something you shouldn't. Take it one day, one step at a time.

Find positive affirmations to post around the house. I have them everywhere. In the bathroom, on the back of the front door, above my computer, on the refrigerator.

We all have those negative days, we just need to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and continue on this journey.

You can do it!

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/25/2011 5:44PM

    Stay positive, it takes a while for your body to realize your being good to yourself. Hey one day at a time is how you do this. Never give up and never give in. Stay on the positive side of life. Love life and life will love you back. Sandy

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Spark Community

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I am so impressed with the community here. There is such a feeling of love and caring that is not evident in so many settings. I joined Sparkpeople in August of 2006 and have always been successful at weight loss when I am here. So why do I let it fall by the wayside and gain weight back?

Since 2006 I am only down in weight 17 lbs, but I have lost and gained many more. I shudder to think where I would be if I had not checked back in at sparkpeople at times during this time. This time I think I'll stay for the duration ... it's the only way I will ever experience total success. If I ever even hint of leaving again would someone just "scream" at me.

I look forward to reaching goal along with all of you.

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CAKAROO 8/24/2011 8:29AM

    Glad you are back! Wishing you success in your journey

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NANABE 8/23/2011 5:00PM

    I'll be second on the list if you try to give up. But ditto about doing the same for me!

We have all been there before, but as we mature, I think we finally realize it's more than having an eating problem. We learn that we need to deal with the emotional part as well. If we don't then we keep gaining it all back.


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MMDM26 8/23/2011 3:03PM

  Sure if you do the same for me. I do pretty good Monday thou Thursday (the days I go to work), but come the weekends. I have been gaining and loosing the same 4 pounds for about 3 to 4 months. I have been pretty good the last three weekends which I do see on the scale and its great, but I have found that SP is really helpful and gets me to do what I have to do to get healthy.

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Back to it again!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I have left and returned to sparkpeople so many times in the last few years. I really don't know why I don't just give up ... I know I am a fighter and will continue to come back until I am a winner. Today I searched for a person who encouraged me so much when I first came to sparkpeople and found that she has died ... an extreme loss to so many people.

My first thought was that she lost so much weight and didn't live to enjoy the benefits and why try.

My next thought was to the times she encouraged me and pushed me on. I will hang in here and do it for people like her who spend so much time helping and for me because I deserve to live better. I will dig in and with every pound I lose I will remember the influence of so many people on my journey and I will win the battle!

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NANABE 8/22/2011 12:49AM

    I'm so glad you are back. This is your time. Don't give up. I know how hard it is, I have been there. We all have been there.

Do this for you, it is your time, take it one day at a time, one step at a time. Loosing 25 lbs. is not small task. Don't look at it as still needing to loose 75 lbs. Make your goal 10 pounds. Once you hit that goal, then do it again. When you make small goals, it is easier to see the end in site.

Think of your grandkids, and what a great example you will be for them. Think of all the fun things you will be able to do with them and how much fun it will be watch them grow up.

Feel free to contact me if you need added support or motivation.

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/21/2011 1:10AM

    Consider yourself one of the lucky ones who has come back and just did not give up. If you give up on yourself then you are also giving up the rest of your life to be happy and enjoy every day.
My wake up call was when my Doctor gave me a month to live if I did not change my lifestyle. Well as you can see I am still here and that was back in 2005!! I had a large amount of weight to lose and I finally made it to my goal and have lost 120 pounds along the way.
I am here to help and encourage you along your journey to a new life. You will have challenges and it will be hard but I am here to help you along with many others just like me. Here to lend a helping hand or a shoulder to lean on, we are all in this together.
Feel free to lean on me any time you need a little motivation to continue on your journey. Sandy

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BIRCHCAMP 8/20/2011 4:18PM

I don't know why I clicked on your blog, but I did and it blows me away!

Dear One, please know that there are many of us here for you, to cheer you on and to remind you how wonderful you are.

Hang in there and do it for YOURSELF. You are precious beyond measure!

On your SparkPage, you say you want to lose 100 lbs and have lost 25. That is fantastic! In weight loss research, losing 10% of your weight and keeping it off is considered SUCCESS. I suspect you have done so and have not patted yourself on the back for this. This is the first thing you must do. Then, get on with getting on...

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Holidays ... great or are they?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Could write so much here today ... so many ways to say I am failing miserably in dealing with the holidays without pushing my better health goals to the side.

I will say the struggle will continue ... I refuse to give up!

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SOPKAMANJU 12/17/2010 11:28AM

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JILLTBNAGART 12/17/2010 11:27AM

    I'm not enjoying the holidays at all. Lets both not give up!

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