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Down 3 - Actvity Ideas

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weigh in this morning showed down 3 pounds. I really didn't do so well sticking to my calorie intake and I am also having a hard time getting in exercise. I don't want to make excuses for not taking my walk but....I leave the house every morning around 6 spend the hour and half before that getting myself ready for work and my son ready for school. Spend around 9-10 hours at work, then take my son to basketball practice everyday with the exception of Wednesday and don't arrive back home until around 9:30 by then I'm very tired and ready for bed.

I'll take suggestions for ways to work in activity. I make sure I walk at least 8000-10000 steps at work each day and was using my Spark activity tracker to record but I've had so much trouble with it lately I haven't used it over the past couple weeks.

Until Next time my friends....KEEP SPARKING!

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CINDYAST 11/5/2014 10:03PM

    Wow, those are some full days! As far as getting more exercise in, could you go for a walk/exercise during your sons basketball practice? Maybe up and down on the bleachers? Congrats on the three pounds lost, that's great!

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BELINDA37122 10/19/2014 9:53PM

    emoticon Three pounds! That is great. You are probably getting more activity that you think. Do you have a pedometer? If you do, wear it all the time. You might be pleasantly surprised. God bless. Judy

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HOLLYM48 10/19/2014 5:40PM

    Those are some long days! It is hard to get in more exercise around that but getting in those steps are helping I am sure. Do you walk laps while your son is at practice? Anywhere you could do that? Congrats on losing 3 lbs this week. That is excellent!

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CTUPTON 10/19/2014 10:44AM

    emoticon chris

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RICKHANN 10/19/2014 10:40AM

    I'm working 10-12 hours a day for 2-week periods at a time too. Most exercise I feel too self conscious about doing at work so I brought a resistance band to work so I use that for leg and arm workouts. I have started doing Seated Leg Extensions and Balancing Hip Flexion exercises too (you'll find them in the SP exercises). And of course get up and walk every couple of hours.

Most of the exercises I can do without anyone even knowing.

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CRACKERS4554 10/19/2014 10:38AM

    Congrats on the 3 pounds! My suggestion is to go to SP video and articles to see what you can do in addition to walking. Is there something you can do in another room during your son's practice?

Good luck!

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The END....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I have been on Vacation and today it comes to a END! I spent most of my vacation thinking about what I really want to do with my time.

I WANT a lot of things....I want to be Happy...I want to be Thin.....I want to be Healthy...I want to be Rich.....I want, I want, I want.

You see the problem with wanting is you can't just wish those things and they happen you need to go out there and make them happen. So as this day starts The END of the Wants and the beginning of the YOU CAN BE begins.

Keep Sparking!

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BELINDA37122 10/12/2014 8:27PM

    emoticon blog. Thank you for posting. Hope you had fun. Judy

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BARBANNA 10/12/2014 8:00PM

    I thought about this song, when I read your blog!

You've got to accentuate the positive
eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
But don't mess with mister in between

You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
have faith, a pandemonium
Libel to walk up on the scene

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SUNSHINE99999 10/12/2014 10:32AM

  we are heading home from the beach today and we had some great weather. Have a great week.

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HOLLYM48 10/12/2014 10:06AM

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/12/2014 9:59AM

    Great blog! Hope you had a great vacation!

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Labor Day ~Celebration~

Monday, September 01, 2014

Not only is today Labor day it is the Day we celebrate the 17th Birthday of my son with Family his birthday is actually August 25th so this years celebration is a little late.

It seems like only yesterday I held a tiny little baby in my arms. My thoughts for today are proud as I look at the young man he is becoming and then my thoughts switch back to the person I was when he was born. My weight was not under control then either but it was a lot less.

So as the celebration begins I will make a promise to myself to not indulge beyond my goals today and then I will have my own celebration when I am victorious!

Until tomorrow....KEEP SPARKING!

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    Happy belated birthday to your son!

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BETZYGIRL 9/1/2014 1:12PM

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BABYSOX 9/1/2014 12:46PM

    emoticon to your son and

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LOST trying to be FOUND

Sunday, August 31, 2014

About 10 months ago my whole world changed someone I cared for deeply was going through something I couldn't believe I was blind too. My whole world collapsed.

My spark Journey had been one of success. I had lost 47 lbs! I was Happy and felt like I could conquer the world. Then It came to a total Halt and I began my downward spiral. Everything in my life became about helping this person.

Its very hard to know someone you love so deeply is going through a struggle and try to hide it from the whole world. I pretended everything was OK and even convinced myself it was. When the weight started to go back on I kept saying I'll start tomorrow, then the next day it was the same thing over and over and over.

By this time I had all but given up. I still logged in the my spark people page. Then one day I was so angry at myself I deleted every Blog I had ever written...I didn't want to see my success. Why? because then I had to admit my failures and Failure is NOT a word I like to use.

I am happy to report my loved one is on a road to a better tomorrow and each day they seem to be a happier person. Lots of things have changed In our day to day life as a family and sometimes we take one step back only to take a step forward the next day. So now It's my turn and I am trying to find myself again.

I really don't know how but now I need to let go of the guilt associated with the unexpected issues and the weight gain. "ONE DAY AT A TIME" those are the words of my grandmother along with "BELIEVE" She's been gone from our family for over 16 years now but I guess she still has the best advice in the world.

So I'm going to take it "ONE DAY AT A TIME" and "BELIEVE" in myself

Until next time my Spark Friends....KEEP SPARKING!

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BABYSOX 8/31/2014 7:28PM

    Just start at the beginning. The fact that you wrote this blog shows that you are ready to get back on the healthy path. The past is the past, but the future has not happened. It is what you make it!

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RHOOK20047 8/31/2014 10:03AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon

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