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75 reasons to lose 75 lbs...#26-50

Saturday, August 15, 2009

26. To reduce my asthma symptoms and sleep apnea.
27. To be able to walk around the lake 3 miles without a rest.
28. To be able to move faster in the morning and not have to worry about being late to appointments and work.
29. To be less camera shy and be proud of how I look.
30. To be able to garden next year so I won't have so many weeds contributing to my pollen allergies.
31. To be able to garden next year so I can have fresh veggies, especially those fresh cucumbers.
32. To be able to garden next year so my neighbors won't be worried about those weeds spreading to their yards.
33. To be able to run after my cat if she gets outside (sneaky thing runs between my legs like a bullet).
34. To be able to travel and not have to find a riding cart (some airports don't have those!!!).
35. To be able to grocery shop without using the riding cart.
36. To feel less handicapped and not have people stare at me cause I am moving slow, using a cane or using a handicapped parking space (once had a lady yell at me cause I didn't "look" handicapped).
37. To be able to be supportive to others who need help with health issues, including diet issues and being more active.
38. To be able to bend over without getting a "stitch" in my ribs.
39. To be able to tie my shoes without getting the "stitch" from bending over.
40. To be less worried about my issues and more helpful to others who might need support.
41. To be able to do some volunteer work at my local nursing home again (I probably could do this now, but I seem to be working on a lot of personal issues, some related to the excess weight).
42. To learn to say no to those foods that got me in trouble (most foods?), especially ice cream and cheese.
43. To be more grateful like I was at 200 lbs when I remember saying I thanked God with every step that I had lost weight.
44. To be able to get on the scale at the doctor's office without taking off my sweater (as if that weighs so much) and not asking them to recalibrate their scale to match mine at home.
45. To quit blaming my weight on a sodium retention problem and thyroid disease (though true).
46. To quit worrying that my extra weight will give me a stroke or heart attack.
47. To quit beating myself up that I eat too much and I am too fat.
48. To say good things to myself about how I am so healthy (I can say it now but it will be more true after I lose some of these 75 lbs).
49. To continue to log in at SparkPeople for inspiration and support.
50. To never make disparaging remarks about other people who are overweight (I think I don't now, but remember how it felt when other people did that to me).

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KERRYMONIQUE 8/16/2009 3:13PM

    More excellent reasons, but don't forget you can start working on some of those positive attitude things right now!!! I try to say 3 positives about each day and about myself every day... I even have them on my "other goals" for SP.


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    I love this. We can all see some of ourselves in these.

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CHRYS13 8/16/2009 7:17AM

    Great list! We're all here for one another....I'll be cheering you on! (and now I think I'll go make my own list!) emoticon

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SOCIALKAJ 8/15/2009 3:09PM

    This is really great and inspiring. I know you can do this...you have SOOOO many reasons! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KEENTINA 8/15/2009 1:58PM

    This is a great idea! We should all list our reasons for losing weight - excellent motivator!

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ 8/15/2009 12:54PM

    All Wonderful Reasons, but the most important of them all is YOU! You are a motivational Sparker! I look forward to the rest of the list! Thinking about making one of my own now.

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ELAINESHAFF 8/15/2009 10:51AM

    I love your list. Can't wait to see the rest of the list. Thanks!

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LIFENPROGRESS 8/15/2009 10:35AM

    Excellent list! You WILL Succeed!

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AMYBOBAMY1 8/15/2009 10:14AM

    great reasons!

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Jealousy...do nice things for everyone!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

I gave a rose to someone at work and several people wondered why I did it and I think there is some jealousy there. I will try to bring roses (from my garden until the frost) for everyone in my department to see if that makes them happy. I know I cannot make all the people happy all the time. emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/16/2009 7:28AM

    You are very thoughtful.

I gave flowers to someone I work with and someone else said she had to go check her desk for flowers before she got upset. No good deed goes unpunished!

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CHRYS13 8/15/2009 8:52AM

    What a thoughtful gesture! I believe in random acts of kindness, too; and I agree with EILAROSE1 in that the people in your department will see your heart-filled gestures and kindnesses. Keep up those beautiful gestures!

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DAISYDAY25 8/14/2009 12:33PM

  I think that is real cool that you bring a rose to people at work. I know that iif I got a flower at work it would make my day. It gave my joy yo just hear that someone did that for someone else.

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BIGT_56 8/14/2009 10:47AM

    You are a beautiful person, Teddy!

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PATRICIA441 8/14/2009 10:30AM

  That green eyed jealousy is a bugger isn't he. It seems to me it is insecurity on that persons feelings. Don't take it to heart. Roses are my favorite flower. Have a lovely garden of them. emoticon

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 8/14/2009 10:27AM

    What a thoughtful gesture. One thing for sure, you mad their day when you gave them the rose. emoticon

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EILAROSE1 8/14/2009 9:47AM

    Don't worry about the jealousy,Sweetie

The kindness of bringing a single rose to anyone is more precious than anything.
What you did was so sweet
Just take one day at a time and the jealousy will go out the window, because they will see your heart not the roses emoticon

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Mammogram reminder for everyone.... going swimming this a.m. so gotta hurry

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I have done this for two weeks twice a week so far and it feels great. Unfortunately next weekthe lifeguard/attendant is going out of town for cancer treatment for his wife and the pool will be closed in the morning. I wished his wife the best results possible. My niece is gong through chemo for breast cancer now after double mastectomy about 3 weeks ago.

Reminder for everyone to get their mammograms..... emoticon

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BIGT_56 8/13/2009 6:11AM

    I do every year. I want to do all I can to keep the big "C" at bay. It has killed off my whole family and I don't want to be next!

Have a good swim!

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75 reasons to lose 75 lbs: first 25 today

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1. To make my new knee replacement last longer (lifetime?)
2. To be able to go up and down stairs with less pain.
3. To save money on fast food (how about spending none on fast foods?).
4. To look better and younger.
5. To get back in those size 14 and 16 size clothes that are too tight (again).
6. To get compliments from co-workers and friends as I get to my goal weight.
7. To live longer than I would at this weight.
8. To be able to walk further and reduce asthma symptoms.
9. To sleep better.
10. To be a good example for my family and friends.
11. To feel more energetic.
12. To buy clothes in the regular stores (again).
13. To look decent in a swimsuit (I did not say sexy or gorgeous here).
14. To be able to walk faster (now top speed is about 2.5 miles per hour on treadmill).
15. To be able to walk down 2 flights of stairs at work in case of a tornado drill or real emergency.
16. To be able to climb up the ladder at the swimming pool instead of using the stairs to get in and out.
17. To be able to walk and carry 10 lbs without needing my old lady shopping cart.
18. To save money on the excess food I have been eating.
19. To have a better attitude and feel happier than I do now.
20. To be glad I can park at the far end of the parking lot.
21. To be able to get in and out of my car without feeling like it is a major production.
22. To find other things to talk about than food and weight issues.
23. To read books about self improvement that don't include weight issues as a main focus.
24. To learn what a "normal" amount of food is and not have to write down what I am eating (this is tedious and a general nuisance).
25. To feel confident and optimistic about life in general.
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KERRYMONIQUE 8/16/2009 3:09PM

    These are really good things!!!


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KAT7457 8/16/2009 1:20AM

    Way to go Teddy. emoticon

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ 8/15/2009 12:56PM

    This is a very inspiring list! Keep on Sparking!

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BIGT_56 8/13/2009 12:22AM

    I like all of those reasons Teddy! The nice thing about lists is you can see the progress as you mark through the ones you accomplish. Keep us informed as you mark them off.


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DAISYDAY25 8/12/2009 2:43PM

  I like your list those are some very good reasons. Some of those reasons are mine too.

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 8/12/2009 11:36AM

    This is grea. Can't wait for the rest of them. These are my reasons too.

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ELAINESHAFF 8/12/2009 10:18AM

    WOW. Great list. Some of your reasons are mine also. Can't wait to see the rest.


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NEXTYEAR 8/12/2009 7:30AM

    I totally agreee it would be wonderful to get to the place that I don't have to write down what I eat. I suppose it does happen. Your list is fantastic! I'm inspired to make one. emoticon

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FLASUN 8/12/2009 7:22AM

    This was just Wonderful Teddy! Great reasons!!! You can Do This!! emoticon

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Say something nice to yourself (but not outloud in front of others)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Self esteem is a tricky thing. If you look in the mirror and say the things Stewart Smally says it is pretty weird if someone else can hear you. I still remember my stepfather looking in the mirror and saying what a handsome man he was and we all laughed and laughed (behind his back, of course).

Today I am going to say something nice about myself but keep it to myself.... emoticon

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11-RENEWAL-20 8/14/2009 7:23AM

    My brother used to do that too and we all laughed with him, because, even though he was a real cutie, he was being funny to entertain all of us...actually, he probably still does it. Love yourself... emoticon

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MOTOMOMOF2 8/11/2009 9:22AM

    so true, who can believe it, if we dont.

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NEXTYEAR 8/11/2009 7:55AM

    What a great family story! I'm going to put this in practice. I'm sure it does help. Feel good, look good!

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    You are right, self esteem is a very tricky thing and very fragile. So I agree with you, say something nice about yourself. But think hard about what that something is because you need to repeat it again and again until you are confident of that truth. Then you can move on to the next truth about yourself.

I think I will do that also. Thanks for the inspiration.

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BOOMERGIRL5 8/11/2009 5:57AM

    That is wonderful !!!! Say it out loud too !!!!!! emoticon

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