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45 pounds lighter...lessons I have learned/affirmations

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Today I am grateful for my life, for my failures, for my challenges that I have overcome!
Today I serve with gratitude knowing that I am being used as a living example for others -so they too can attain their goals.

I am a teacher - a mentor - a friend and a powerful force to reckon with!
I am protective of what I have attained - I will maintain the weight loss...because

I am happy and filled with a sense of joy!
I am energetic!
I am mind, body, emotions, spirit

My eyes are open and awake to new beginnings!
My heart is receptive and sensitive to love!
My ears are open to the sounds around me like the wind, the wind chimes, the sounds of new life, like a baby cooing and laughing!
My spirit flies to new heights - like an eagle!
My mind is peaceful and believes the best in all things.

I can live in the present moment!
I give myself permission to keep off the weight and go forward with a new self.
I have accomplished what I set out to do - and I did it well!
I am proud of myself - proud that I have accomplished such a
goal of weight loss.

Weight loss has meant:
Having a healthy and nutritious meal plan;
Having an exercise and new lifestyle to accommodate my physical needs and goals;
Getting a new wardrobe and letting go of old baggy pants that no longer fit.

I look forward to the future
I know that my choices are healthier and wiser
I have clear thinking abilities to make wise choices

I trust myself
I love myself
I am worthy of the best possible choices

I give myself permission to go forward making my life a living legacy for others to ponder.

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2 months of focus has changed my life

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I have gone from 185 down to 165, a 20 pound weight loss in 2 months.
I have not been at this weight for 2 solid years. I have yoyo'd long enough. I have learned my lessons.

I give myself permission to go forward from here to reach my ultimate goal of 150. I will no longer be considered overweight, my BMI will be at an acceptable range and I will learn how to keep it there.

I read my previous blog and now have an entirely new perspective on life.

I am focused on not only setting goals, but achieving them!
I am my best self today;
I am more energetic;
I am more loving and acceptable toward others;
I easily forgive and forget without any need for retribution when others do it wrong!

I am a loving human being, full of compassion and empathy, leading by example to those who desire change.

I understand the power of my own intention, my own thoughts, my own blueprint in life.
I am grateful to my helpers in life, seen and unseen...and
to Sparkpeople for helping me to stay motivated along the way.

All things, of course, are possible, if we only believe!
I am a believer!

I aspire to be at 150 by July 4th, and if that is not really feasible, then by the end of July.
I am loved, I love others, and I receive love.
I trust and I am trustworthy!
I am whole and surround myself with others who aspire to change themselves for the better!

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URANIUMSTEEL 6/7/2014 12:29AM

    Keep going ! You can do this- don't worry about problems, focus on successes.
Every success is good.

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I ponder why

Friday, March 28, 2014

Why, I ask myself...

Do I always return to eating anything I desire and then have to pay the consequences?
What are those consequences?
*gained weight???which results in feeling lousy about life and myself.
*loss of self esteem???clothes don't fit right.
*motivation is lacking and energy is poor???so no exercising.
*inflammation creates pressure on spine! muscles ache???ouch!
*Sleep seems less and less satisfying...creating a bit of a meloncholy attitude.
*I isolate myself and then get irritated when I have to be around others.
*I fantasize about vacations and escaping the reality that all I really need to do is gain self control and return back to Sparkpeople to get my mojo back!

I am posting this to remind myself why staying the course is beneficial and is more satisfying than splurging and giving up!

One more question I ask myself....

Why does gaining weight take only a few days to put back on, when loosing that weight it takes months to shed the same pounds????

So here I am a Sparker for years now, I know better than this, I can do better than this! I am not alone with this struggle and there is a plan...coming here daily and staying the course...after all, I named myself "Steadfast Denise" for a reason!

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1 month later...I have lost about 13 pounds this month, the BEST weight loss month I have ever had!

Results in 1 month:

Walking daily with yoga and doing the power wheel has helped me to drop inches around my waistline, helping my clothes to fit better, which means:
I can breathe easier without my waistline being squeezed to tight from my pants!

I feel better about looking at myself in the mirror, the image is changing and I can see that I am happier with my disposition of life.

My irritability is spontaneous now, more controlled. I find I am talking more openly and honestly to my husband about my feelings and emotions and how we can do better than this. He also has lost 15 pounds this month, he has been doing a great job in preparing meals that are healthy and low fat.

We have made a decision to go gluten free, giving up pork, and basically sticking to the 0 blood type diet, since we both have 0+ blood (universal donor).

We have more energy, my husband has painted the fence this month (stained old wood) and it looks brand new! I have gone through our closets and organized them.

We are on our way, on the right path and many blessings will result.
We have influenced one friend to join us in the weight loss endeavor...he too has lost 15 pounds and is getting his wife interested in joining him.

The ripple effect, how many others can we influence to do this? Hmmmm

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I am happy to return

Friday, January 03, 2014

New fresh start, feels great!

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SUSANBEAMON 1/4/2014 1:22AM

  glad to have you back again. this time, success.

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THEEXERCISER 1/3/2014 11:40AM

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TAHOSA 1/3/2014 10:20AM

    ~Bosun's Pipe~ Now hear this, Now hear This ~Bosuns Pipe~ All hands start your walking routine. Pick them up and lay them down. emoticon

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I am ready to begin again

Monday, June 17, 2013

This past month has been such a challenge, got rear ended in a car accident, been in physical therapy and now doing Dad died, making my emotions very mixed up emoticon and gaining more weight made me feel depressed. emoticon . I also have a tooth infection that I am on antibiotics to get under control and heading for the DDS this AM.

Today I am ready to begin again, to focus on what I need next to succeed in life. I realize taking care of my body is the one thing that I CAN control! It starts with drinking more water, taking my vitamins, doing the AM stretching program with yoga and walking.

The one thing I am adding to my program is walking, it is now summer, the morning light is there and I just need to do it!!! emoticon my doggie Missy would be happier too.

One day at a time...time to do it!!!

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SOAPSTRESS1 6/27/2013 7:37PM

    I am so sorry about your dad. You have had a rough time but glad you are back. emoticon

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JODYELLEN57 6/20/2013 10:31AM

    You have a had a lot of stress piled on you at once. Good for you for making that decision to take care of yourself and to get back on track. You will do it!

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DIEGOGAL1 6/17/2013 8:40AM

    It is difficult to get back on track after a significant emotional event such as the passing of your father. I am so glad that you are beginning to get back on track. Additionally, I am sorry for your loss sending blessings your way. Donna

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JERZRN 6/17/2013 8:38AM

    So sorry to hear about your Dad!
Glad you are ready to get back on track. emoticon

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