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Wow

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. I also had a picture taken by my hubby and when I saw it, I wanted to run and hide! Pictures don't lie and my picture was some fat girl. It was me! I am much heavier looking than I thought. emoticon Well, that did it. I am going to be very serious about how I use up my time. I haven't been exercising lately and I had stopped writing my food intake. When that picture was taken that did it for me. I'll use it as my before picture when I lose 50 lbs! I am committed and I shall SUCCEED! Yes indeedy and I do hope everyone has a wonderful week.

  
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STEVEN2GO2 7/3/2013 3:55AM

    emoticon horse in the clouds!

emoticon That seeing a picture of yourself has made you determined to really reach for that 50 pound weight drop!

emoticon If it gets tough on your journey, but look at that picture and realize why you are living your new healthy lifestyle!

Good luck going for your goal!

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DEEEBEE 7/2/2013 11:02PM

    I'm surprised when I see photos, too. In my mind, I see myself as younger and slimmer. I guess we all do that.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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CAT609 7/2/2013 10:31PM

    Wow is correct! What an incredible picture! I love it.
BTW, the same thing happened to me when my husband took my picture on my birthday. I have to seriously get back to watching everything. Good luck!

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Not very happy

Saturday, May 04, 2013

I am noticing every other week I can't eat enough calories. My fibromyalgia has been flaring up and it makes my body hurt everywhere. So, when I exercise I actually loosen up and feel a little better. I know I am not going to meet my goal on time. But I will meet my goal even if it takes longer. emoticon

  
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STEVEN2GO2 7/4/2013 3:22AM

    When I was the step-father to a special son who was autistic, he taught me one valuable lesson. When he was having difficulty understanding a subject from school, he would say under his breath, "DON'T GIVE UP!" When his mom and I divorced ten years ago, I faced two challenges. First I was $58,000 in dept from credit cards and second, I weighed 235 pounds. It took three years of bankruptcy payments to get out of debt and it took 7 years to go from 235 down to 155 pounds my goal weight.

During the times when I was frustrated because of financial issues and when my body was not what I wanted it to be, I would recall Dominic's' words, "DON'T GIVE UP!" So with my experience I say to you "DON'T GIVE UP!"

It took a long time, but I did not give up and now have a decent credit rating and I am at my goal weight. Like you, I take medications for an illness that makes loosing weight very difficult, but I will say it can be done!

I hope my story helps you, that you DON'T GIVE UP, no matter how hard or long it takes, YOU will reach your goal with determination and motivation. I wish you luck as you continue to fight on your journey to a healthier you!

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Steven

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GARDENSFORLIFE 5/5/2013 12:22AM

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Sending you a big hug!

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DEEEBEE 5/4/2013 11:10PM

    Fibromyalgia is so painful. Do what you can even if it does take longer.

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DeAnne, Missourians Team

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ANGIEFORTIN 5/4/2013 11:04PM

    I hear you on the not meeting your goal, I have been on a 1 year plateau... and have been told by dr. not to exercise

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hmmm...

Monday, April 01, 2013

I really don't think I will lose what I want in the time I wanted. I am now taking calcium, vitamins, and a soy protein powder. That's because my eating is not cutting it. My exercising isn't cooperating with me. My fibromyalgia isn't helping either. My mind says keep going and my body has been having problems and makes it where I can't eat or exercise a day or two out of the week. I am going to keep going and not let those days of chronic pain upset me. I just thank God I have been doing exercising the majority of the week. I do have more energy, it just don't help when the pain is too awful. So, I will take as long as it takes to reach my goal. I take 6 different pills in the morning and 5 at night. That's not including the vitamins and calcium I just added to the picture.

  
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SAM60SUMTHINK 4/3/2013 8:32PM

    All you've written applies to me pretty much, also. Dealing with the pain of a flare is no picnic but trying to exercise when every movement hurts is hard. We get into a cycle that has to be broken and the 'normal' rules of weightloss just do not apply. I think that we need to be more patient than most people, celebrate each small change with more joy and focus forward on every positive. There's no "just" about it; it is pretty hard. But persisting in doing the best possible on any given day is essential.

Great exercise for those of us dealing with fms is done in water. Preferably starting out with advice from a physical therapist. Can you access a pool? Slow, slow-impact water exercises do wonders for toning which in turn makes out-of-water exercises easier to do. But it's also an incredible feeling to get into water and actually be ABLE to MOVE those parts that just don't function so well out of water anymore!

Be patient. Consistent. Optimistic. It's up and down, but steadily improves. Just don't compare to anyone else! :)

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BECCAZEN7 4/1/2013 8:38PM

    emoticon Hang in there. Hope it gets better and easier and less painful!
Becca
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This is Okay...

Friday, March 08, 2013

Well, I think I'm beginning to get in the habit of eating the right amount of calories. I actually get hungry in the morning and I eat breakfast! I can't remember ever eating breakfast. I am happy to say that I ate enough protein for the first time today! emoticon emoticon emoticon I look forward to exercising everyday. I love how this Sparkpeople is helping me change my lifestyle. I am noticing little changes in how I feel. This is just amazing. emoticon

  
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HYDROQUEEN 3/9/2013 1:23PM

    Good girl! Way to go! Just keep pushing! emoticon

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DEEEBEE 3/8/2013 11:18PM

    Terrific! SP sets us straight, that and encouragement get us to change habits.

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DeAnne, Missourians Team

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JACKIE542 3/8/2013 11:11PM

    So happy that you are doing better. You stuck with it and now the awards begin, YAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Why Does This Happen?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Since I have been finally eating the right amount of calories, I've been exercising (minus a day or two), and I didn't lose weight. emoticon I think that's okay...I can just work harder and try to drink more water. I can say it's a bummer I didn't lose anything. emoticon This next week will hopefully be different.

  
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JACKIE542 3/4/2013 12:08PM

    Just don't give up, keep doing what you are doing, it will happen. emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 3/4/2013 12:05PM

    Don't give up, sometimes it takes awhile for your body to catch up. Next weight in will be better.

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HYDROQUEEN 3/4/2013 12:08AM

    Sometimes the changes don't show up on the scale right away. Look for other changes. Do you feel better? Are you sleeping better? Are you aware of muscles you didn't know you had? Lol. The scale only gives a small measure of true health. Just keep making healthy choices for yourself, and you will reap the rewards. emoticon

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