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Sad but true... Starting all over

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

203.4 OMG
Yesterday was day one for real. Doing the buddy system is helping me stay motivated.
Counting my calories and will not go over 1200 from now on out...
I shall report back with updates.

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CJD7355 9/4/2014 3:54PM

    Hi Cindy! I'm back at it again too. Never ends, does it? Best of luck to you!

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WORDWOMAN7 9/3/2014 8:52AM

    You are not alone, Take2ASAP. SparkPeople really works, but for a lot of reasons, I fell off the wagon and regained all the weight I lost last time around. I am back with great determination that this time will be different. I realized that my strategy of "doing nothing" really wasn't working for me. ;-)

Keep up the good work, and know that you are not alone!

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It's about time I get serious

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saw my oncologist last week. I felt fine, but had very low energy and very tired after my swims and every late afternoon I was too played out to do anything in an evening. He was not happy to hear this as I wasn't feeling like that last he saw me 3 months earlier. He had a CT ran on me and blood work done. I checked out great on all counts. No thyroid problems, no pre diabetic problems. All was good... so... That tells me my attitude towards my weight has to be a big factor.

I ran across a saying today in my dresser drawer. Most people don't know what they really want so faith doesn't help them. I have decided to face my weight and have faith I will get back in control and get my weight off.

Today I am in control. I am wanting to pig out, but NO to this thought! I am stronger then my eating desires! I will lose my weight!

This picture was at the doctors office last week 5/13/14 at 206 (Doctor Scales)

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JAVAGAL47 8/23/2014 5:39PM

    Hi, you wrote your blog on my birthday! It has been a long time since we have had any contact. We joined the same year. Here I am still trying to get down to a weight that will stress my arms and shoulders less getting in and out of my power chair, etc. It was so nice to read about your journey in Spark. I have taken quite a few "vacations" from it but am here to stay this time.
Never heard of getting your picture taken at the doctor's office before. I hate having mine taken, usually have my mouth open or weird expression, yours was great.
I do like that this doctor's scale has two grab bars so I can weigh myself. My daughter weighs me here when we think of it but I have to hold onto my walker (which is used for that purpose only) then let go and as I quiver and shake she takes the # that comes up more often and hope it is half way right. OK,better finish reading my mail, have a great weekend. Sending emoticon your emoticon Betty
P,S, We are blessed that we have a Savior who watches over us!!

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SHIRLA7 5/22/2014 8:34AM

    I think I finally hit rock bottom, I was not happy with myself at all. I had been so off track for so long. I was so stressed. I know all this extra weight and stress is not good for my health. So I decided to go back to Weight Watchers (again) but this time I was ready to do it and I'm doing great on it. Better then I have other times. Right after I joined WW I got the bad news that I now have diabetes so I'm even more motivated to get my health back under control. It's hard to do. I also started telling friends and even the girls I work with that I'm doing WW and that I have diabetes. I had never done that before because I don't want people watching every bite I put in my mouth. It took a lot of courage but I'm glad I did. I'm finally taking care of myself and I'm getting lots of support. emoticon

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~PAMELA~ 5/21/2014 12:05PM

    Wishing you much success! emoticon Focus on your goal and NOTHING else and you will reach goal emoticon

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CJD7355 5/21/2014 11:08AM

    Hi Cindy! I too, am trying once again. I don't know why we do this to ourselves but I am determined to get this weight off and feel better. It's definitely not going to get any easier as we get older so we must take control and stay on top of it. Great to be back and connect with you again! Take care and good luck! Connie

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EMMACORY 5/20/2014 7:28PM

    One day at a time...one choice at a time. Continue to enjoy this one precious life you have been given. emoticon

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TRAVELGO 5/20/2014 7:11PM

  Good luck to you!

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TAKE2ASAP 5/20/2014 7:00PM

    Yes, looking at my previous blogs I have thought I was back on track many times only to quit ... why do I do this? Do we need to hit the wall before we wake up?

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Celebrating my mother's 92nd Birthday

Friday, April 25, 2014

My mother is small and I must take after the taller genes in our family. But she is so spunky. She has a bucket list and we try to mark off her list when we can. This time it was her on a motorcycle.

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WKANE03 5/1/2014 9:22PM

    How great! emoticon

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~PAMELA~ 4/26/2014 10:02AM

    Your mom looks happy, glad she got to do something from her bucket list! How much fun too!

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BUGLET- 4/26/2014 9:39AM

    Enjoy her as much as you can. I wish I had had the chance.
She looks wonderful.

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BARB4HEALTH 4/26/2014 7:08AM

    Way to go, granny! emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 4/25/2014 3:56PM

    Your mom is beautiful! I love how her spirit shines through in that photo.

Please wish her a emoticon for me!


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LINOVER 4/25/2014 2:35PM

    Hope your Mom has a great birthday! She looks great! emoticon

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PROPMAN1 4/25/2014 2:00PM

  Good for mom!! Hope (if i live so long) that i will have as much get up and go! Enjoy her each and every day....once your mom is gone...there is no replacement.

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Happy Easter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our son on Easter. Happy day, hope yours was as awesome. We had 2 out of 3 children home plus my mother and Tom's sister and families. It was a blessed day for sure.

Now on Tuesday I am getting back on track. Yesterday I journaled and saw how awful those baked beans were in calorie. OMG, I knew they weren't good but had forgotten the calorie.
Threw out the rest this morning. But... still had some chips on hand. OMG... again I knew they were bad, but it didn't stop me. So it just proves I am not as strong minded yet and can't be trusted to have those foods around. So I am sitting and sipping wine. emoticon
Does that make any since? I bit depressed, I am. Thinking of people and praying for each and every one.
Tomorrow I shall do better. emoticon

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~PAMELA~ 4/22/2014 5:48PM

    What a blessed Easter and handsome son! It takes some time to get back into the swing of things BUT you can do this and from knowing you before, I know you can do this!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Ummm...wine sounds good right now! ;)
Praying for you...

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Why am I so amazed... I know journaling WORKS!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My 3rd day on Spark. I journaled yesterday till mid day. Then this morning while loading in my morning routine on Spark I go back to yesterday and load in the rest of my day. Everything that I consumed... So worried I ate way over because I nibbled on Easter candy and left over Valentine candy! Something I do when at my mothers. A trigger I can not stop! Stress I would guess, but I must go over and care for her. Anyway, surprise!! emoticon I still didn't go over my calories I allot for the day.
Even if we eat badly ... journaling all things going in our tummies will teach us better habits and bring us better results in losing weight.
Here I sit this morning journaling my day on computer. Write what you eat on paper and later when you have time load on Spark. It works.

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~PAMELA~ 4/19/2014 9:48AM

    Great job! emoticon For some reason It seems when I track food I find that I'm eating less calories when I check the calorie amount for the day. It's probably a subconscious thing emoticon Your right...it does work! emoticon

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