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Struggling Along!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Had finally gotten the courage & strength to start putting good practices into play with my eating (tracking) when low & behold I had to make the awful decision to put my 17 yr. old male Yorkie down to sleep! Well, if your an animal lover, I don't have to tell you what that did to me. Set me back is what it did! I'm an emotional eater as it is and lost all motivation again to care about me while grieving. Its like the light goes out & I'm out of it for awhile. I'll tell you, its always something in life thats right there. All I have is the breathe I'm breathing & my grip on the Good Lords garment. Seems like He's been dragging me along for a very long time now...tells me to get up, but when i do, i trip on something & down i go again. I am a positive person (mostly)..I HATE sounding down & depressing, but thats where I've been hanging out alot lately. Today, I've gotten alittle glimmer of strength to pull up & so hopefully i can remain on my feet alittle longer this time...maybe? Anyways...I'm trying & thats the most important thing for right now! One day @ a time & never give up!
For Mufasa 10/15/95 - 2/2/13

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MSGOLDENT 2/13/2013 2:04PM

    Hey Wanda ,I am sorry to hear about you losing your Baby. I know what you mean about emotional eating. In this case it was OK. The great thing is we get through one day at a time. So when you are ready, you can climb right back on your weight loss journey and continue to focus on your goals. I am here for you my friend, and if you ever need me, even if it's just to shed a few tears, I am just a phone call away.

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50ISNEW30 2/7/2013 12:18AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. What a sweet baby. I know you will miss him. Go ahead and grieve, it just shows the depth of your love. He was a very blessed pup to have you for those 17 years and as much love as he gave, I'm sure he received that much and more. Bless you.

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Where is my motivation?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Man! Zapped! Just totally empty of any motivation to exercise or get back on the band wagon to good health. I'm in this mode where I tell myself I'm going to do it, but then I don't. How did I let this happen to me? So here I am...again ...trying to reach up to the light & pull myself up from this hole I seem to be in. I regained all my weight (35 lbs.). I know I have to figure this out & give myself a good kick but its just not happening. If anyone out there in Sparkworld has been in this same hole & has some encouraging thoughts...i'd appreciate it. If you have not experienced my same feelings...i understand...all prayers are welcomed! Huggs for listening!

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TXMEMAW6 1/2/2013 1:00PM

    I think we've all been there at one time or another. I certainly know I have. No real words of wisdom, just praying that you find the strength to make the changes that you know you need to make. I know emoticon !! Let's work together to make 2013 the year all our hopes and dreams come true. God bless you!!

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MOMFAN 1/2/2013 5:36AM

    I so understand and I am right there with you!! We will do this!!

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SAINTBERNARD6 1/1/2013 11:16PM

    how about a new mantra??


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KICKINGIT@56 1/1/2013 7:55PM

    I've been in that hole more times than I care to remember. It's discouraging and frustrating but it's not fatal - not unless you are willing to give up. Bad habits become our default position even though we are sincerely trying to change. We just have to keep at it until the good habit becomes the default. Try starting back with something relatively simple. One time I decided to walk around the block after taking the trash can to the curb. It only took about 5 minutes, but it reminded me how good it felt to walk and breathe in the fresh air. Sometimes lack of sunshine and cold weather in the winter can bring on SAD symptoms (Seasonal Affective Disorder) which makes one want to eat and hibernate. There are ways to fight back. SP has a team for SAD with lots of info and helpful advice. Don't dwell on the past failures, you can't go forward looking in the rear view mirror. There is lot's of encouragement in God's Word. That is mainly what keeps me going.

Blessings to you

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KALLIE1958AR 1/1/2013 4:16PM

    praying ... emoticon

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MICHELLER1969 1/1/2013 3:42PM


Don't get overwhelmed, we have ALL been there. I need to get back on the "wagon" also. All we can do is take one day at a time. Lets just get through tomorrow, one hour by one hour. The first few days are the hardest. Once we get through day 3 maybe we will be back in the swing of things. Good Luck to us ALL! emoticon

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    Good luck to you!

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Need A Little Extra Help With Portion Control

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Today was my monthly weigh-in. I got depressed. Didn't lose anything! I do cardio 6 days a week and eat well, I guess? So, tonight I bought some Portion control dishware to help me with my food intake. I mean, I gotta try something. I'm eyeing my food portions as it is and that can't be good. Hope this helps me control my intake. Its important that i continue with the freedom to eat the foods I like (even though i've given up on alot of the high calorie ones). I need those numbers on the scale to move downward, so its worth the try! More later!

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CHRISSYM30 4/30/2012 6:36PM

    I too hope the measuring of portions works for you. It has helped me. I eyeball certain things, but for most of my food I still use those measuring cups and spoons. :-) Good luck to you hun.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/30/2012 4:00AM

    I hope this works for you. I know I swear by using a food scale and measuring cup - it really makes a difference knowing I'm tracking exactly how much I ate.


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Looking Forward To More Progress!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Hubby & I went to a Dick's sporting goods today after lunch. He always trys to encourage me to buy new things, but i tend to shy away because i hate buying clothes at my size, but today i gave in. Now, FYI... most of these sporting good shops don't sell plus size clothes (why? i dont know). You must be able to fit into a XL or your SOL, so i braved it up today & bought a pair of shorts & a Reebox top. Got home and the shorts fit! Who'd a thunk? Now, there short/shorts so i wouldn't exactly feel comfortable wearing them out in public, but its a start and i can exercise in them and that was my goal for buying them in the first place! The shirt...a little tight, but maybe in a couple of months i'll feel better in it, so to the closet it goes. I wrote dates on the tags so when i try them on i'll know how long it took me to fit comfortably in it. Anyway...its all something to work for! I'm proud of myself (in a very small way). Thanks for letting me share! Big huggs to you all out there in Sparkville! I love all your support & appreciate every encouraging remark made on my blog! Truly! Love to you all! Were in this struggle together! Here's to our goals...cheer, cheer! emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 3/5/2012 12:50AM


Those Non-Scale Victories are such fun!

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CHRISSYM30 3/4/2012 5:16PM

    emoticon Congratulatons hun. That is great news and I know with your dedication your gonna make even more progress. You should be proud of your progress. Keep up the great work. Kudos!

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Moving Along!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Well...I have my monthly weigh-in this Sunday. Hope it looks good. I can say that I've been doing everything I'm suppose to...well, I could get alittle more water in, but all-in-all...I've been staying within my caloric intake & doing my cardio 6 days a week. So, i'll see what happens on Sunday? I've gotta say...I don't feel thinner. My clothes aren't given me any praise for a job well done either. It's very hard not to let it get me down. I'm trying to pace myself & not let it get to me because I've been through this countless times & know what to expect, but it just doesn't seem to get any easier in the feelings department. I know its a journey i'm on and journey's can be a LONG dragged out process , so its important for me to keep a positive frame of mind. Gosh folks, its just so hard to be positive all the time. I see my husband just continue to melt all his weight off (he's been faithful to his weightloss program for the past 2 yrs) and here I am trying to recover from my backslide of 40 lbs. and basically starting from scratch again...discouraging, just simply discouraging. I wanna rejoice with him in his weightloss accomplishments because he REALLY deserves it. He's worked each & every pound off by raw pure sweating . I just wanna shrink under a rock or hole because I've failed so many times at weightloss and seems I'm always starting over and I hate that I did this to myself! Guess I could grope about this subjected forever, so I better end the blog now. Its just one of those days! Moving forward & staying focused & never giving up...its gotta get me to goal one of these days! Huggs to all! emoticon

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CHRISSYM30 3/3/2012 11:40AM

    Couldn't agree more with the previous poster. I remember when before I started sparkpeople and my sister was doing the program. She was losing all this weight and I had those same feelings. Now, I have joined the program and she has had to restart after having a baby so the roles are reversed. I try not to post too many of my good progresses to her because I don't want her to feel like I'm rubbing it in her face. Still, I think we both can see just how much work it is to lose the weight. Losing weight is different for everyone because we put on weight for different reasons. So praise him for his progress and find what works for you so that he can return that praise. Unfortunately, progress doesn't happen instantly as I'm sure yuour husband will tell you, but it will happen for you. :-)

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BLUE42DOWN 2/24/2012 2:28PM


Definitely, even for a positive and optimistic person, it is hard to maintain a positive outlook ALL of the time. Having someone near and dear doing better than us can be ... uncomfortable at best, as if taunting us.

It may not be easy, but try to look at your husband's success a little differently. See it as a proof that it is possible, that if you're willing to eat healthier and work out regularly, you CAN get to goal no matter how long it takes. You said "he's been faithful to his weightloss program for the past 2 years". TWO YEARS! It might seem like it's just melting off, but would he two years ago have felt it would be easy to get to today?

Don't focus on the comparison of you to him. He has his body. He has his past. He has his emotional, mental and physical condition. You don't have those. And he doesn't have yours. Focus more on the healthy habits he has made a part of his life, things he has done for one or two years now and that are just a natural part of how he goes about things. Find those habits that will work for you in the same way.


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