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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I've been feeling pretty crappy about my body image lately. I was pretty depressed last month for various reasons and I let myself slip into bad eating habits and a lot of laying around. Now that I am feeling better and back on track I am so disappointed in myself for doing that because I am seeing and feeling the repercussions. I put on the two pounds that I lost, plus a few. I am dreading looking for a wedding dress at the end of the month, and attending friends weddings this summer.

I felt decent about myself yesterday, but when I woke up this morning and had to get dressed I picked out something 'comfortable' that I thought looked okay, but would get me by for the day of hiding in my cubicle. I woke Kyle to say goodbye and he said, "honey, I found you." I asked what the hell he was talking about, thinking he was in a sleepy stupor, and he said, "you look like Waldo." I immediately changed into a "slimming" black shirt, again, nothing that anyone would notice me in. How could he not think that would hurt my feelings? If anyone knows that I am having a rough time right now it is him. I don't want to look like a boy in a knit cap. To his defense he said, "well, Waldo is really skinny. I meant you looked cute." ARGH! I don't get it. That sweater was featured in Elle, or InStyle or some fashion magazine, it is so NOT Waldo. But I still changed.

I just want to feel good about my body. Just once.

I know a negative attitude doesn't help, but I don't know how else to feel today.

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NANC304 5/4/2010 11:17AM

    Try to think happy, positive thoughts and see if that doesn't help change your attitude. Sorry about the Waldo comment, I'm sure he didn't mean to hurt your feelings.

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CAROLINAGIRL377 5/4/2010 10:27AM

  There must be something in the air! I'm feeling very negative too. I'm gonna try and not think about it and keep going. Good luck....I know it can be rough sometimes, but we have to be strong and just keep moving.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I tried my second class at the gym last night - yoga pilates fusion. I liked it! When I was there I didn't necessairly feel like I was doing much but today I am sore in such a good way. I really liked the instructor too. I get nervous about classes cause I feel like everyone is watching you, but this was a good one, lots of people at various levels so I didn't feel so bad. I don't think it burns as many calories as some of the other courses, but it's so relaxing and strengthening. If anyone wants to go sometime, let me know!

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MOLS626 11/5/2009 8:58AM

    oooo combination of the two? that would be interesting. i really enjoy pilates but haven't tried yoga. maybe i'll change that...

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CYNTHIATOY3 11/4/2009 2:47PM

    I have not tried yoga or pilates yet because I fell like it does not burn calories like I would like but I hope you enjoy the class

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

so i have decided to get into a routine and today i tried my first group fitness class. i was looking online at my gym's classes and today there was a class geared toward basic aerobics and strength exercises and said it was good for those of us who have never done a class before. how could it get any better for me? i am totally intimidated by hot people who are all sweaty and work out hard, i feel like i'm such a putz when it comes to anything choreographed so i thought this class might be just perfect. i went and it was basic and a nice class and i didn't even feel like i was outdone, or looked down upon... but it's probably because it was a class for seniors. i was the youngest participant by decades. it made me feel a little more intimidated at first, but the people were so nice and complimentary and funny, i had a blast!

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MOLS626 10/6/2009 2:48PM

    good for you, liz. that's awesome. are you still going to lifetime? sometimes classes with people we're not used to taking them with is all it takes to get us going. it sounds like a great time.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I have fallen off of the SP wagon, but am excited to jump back on. I realize that before I was spending a lot of time on here trying to accumulate spark points but not really using the info to help me. I also think I had some idea that the more points I got somehow I would lose weight without doing anything.

I feel prepared to start doing my body good by cooking more at home, exercising more by myself and with the dog, and thinking more positively about myself.

Wish me luck.

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AWYEAGLE 9/29/2009 12:57PM

    Good for you, the more you know the better off you are. We are all here to help you and SP has so much to offer. Let us know how you are doing and if we can help in any way.

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MOLS626 9/29/2009 11:12AM

    Good for you, Liz...I'm here to support you along with everyone else on here. emoticon

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APRIL362834 9/29/2009 10:31AM

    Kudos to you for jumping back on track!

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SKYWATCHERRS 9/29/2009 10:21AM

    You can do it! You GOT THIS!! Welcome back to Spark. Put those points you've accumulated into practice. Best wishes!

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LUCKYLADY777 9/29/2009 10:21AM

    Wishing you lots of luck ... emoticon

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Big day, but not feeling so good...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Today my boyfriend and I are going to close on our first home. I'm so nervous and excited and can barely believe that it's happening. A home-owner! It's crazy to me!

So I went to try on a couple of nice outfits to wear to the closing and all of my clothes feel so tight. I haven't been doing so well on my dieting, I've fallen back into old habits of eating bad stuff at night, and I haven't been making it to the gym. I know it's my fault, but I was actually feeling pretty good about myself, regardless. Whenever this happens I get in such a funk. Today is supposed to be a happy day, a milestone for me, and now all I can think about is how much I dislike how I look. I am destined for failure I think, I just don't know how to change my mindset. I like sugar.

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ROCHAE17 6/29/2009 2:09PM

  just believe you can do it and you will. I get in the same funks and its always, oh well i can restart on monday or something like that. But now i look at it like "can i really just keep restarting on my life? There will come a day when you wished that day you said you would restart you would have stuck to it". Good luck!!!

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ILOVELUCY28 4/19/2009 7:52AM

    First off, CONGRATS!! on buying your first house. I'm in the mortgage industry so I know how exciting it is!
As far as the late night eating... Story of my life, my friend!! My late night binges are what got me here. When I started my weight loss journey, I stopped. It was hard, but after about 2 weeks, I no longer felt the urge. I've recently started doing it again and am desperately trying to stop...
Good luck to both of us!!!

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KAMISKIX 4/16/2009 4:48PM

    I hear ya sista! I've been doing horrible!! I don't know why either. Stick it out, you'll get through it. Congratulations on your new home!! That is very exciting!!! Don't let your love of food, aka sugar, get the best of you. You need to love you and then show sugar who's boss!!LOL
I get into those funks too. I'm in one right now and trying to figure out how to get out of it. You're not alone!!

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TNGRAHAM 4/10/2009 10:17AM

    Sounds like you need to first learn to love you no matter what size you are. All the negative talk you are doing is not helping your cause. We all have setbacks and once we get past them we realize that it wasn't so bad. Hang in there you are going through a ruff patch, this shall pass. Enjoy the fact that you are able to become a responsible home owner. When the time comes you will be back on track in no time.

Taniya a emoticon emoticon AKA: Been there done that emoticon

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