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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!


I am happy to return

Friday, January 03, 2014

New fresh start, feels great!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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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Thanksgiving is behind us...Christmas is upon us!

Friday, November 23, 2012

emoticon emoticon emoticon It is official...the holidays are here! My goal is to continue to lose weight through the holidays, even if it is only one pound it is better than gaining 10 or more! Staying focused on the fact that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is only 1 day, not 1 month. I can stay focused on the business of Christmas with decorating and projects without focusing on food. Family is more important, doing things together and listening to stories, even reading some Christmas books, bringing up wonderful memories of Christmas of years ago...
God bless!

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    OOOPS! Gained 10 pounds since Thanksgiving, lacking motivation here! I have lost 3 of the 10 and need to stay focused on water, exercise and paying attention to each bite...doesn't help being older with a sluggish thyroid, need to bump up my metabolism with walking each day. emoticon

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STACI29130 11/23/2012 8:12AM

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The holidays have always been a weakness for me when it comes to portion control and eating in moderation. I also plan to focus on family rather than on food! Thanks!!!

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motivation lacking... last 10 pounds

Friday, July 20, 2012

seem to take forever to lose! Anyone else find that the last 10 pounds seem as if it feels like losing 100 pounds? I keep losing and gaining back and forth, then my motivation weens. Since the death of our dog, walking is not in my thoughts. I have not been exercising the way I should, maybe if I just go on a walk this morning breathing in the fresh air and remembering how much I love to walk.

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    Dr. Oz has a new discovery, the green coffee bean 800mg 2X day 1/2 hour before meals...I ordered some and will let you know how it goes, they say it attacks the fat by blocking the sugars. emoticon

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SQUIRRELLYONE 7/20/2012 9:08AM

    The last 10 lbs are always hard. Not only does the body stubbornly try to hold on to them, but when you're so close, it can taste like victory already, so you almost want to give up!

Now's the time to try a bunch of new things so that exercise doesn't get old and boring. Walking is always good, and so are swimming, zumba, aquazumba, dance (have you tried salsa or east coast swing?). If exercise doesn't seem like a chore, then the only thing you have to focus on is your food :)

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EOWYN2424 7/20/2012 8:39AM

    I'm down to my last 20lbs and it's not going anywhere either!

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