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Hooray for Spring!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Spring is almost here!
what's your favorite outdoor activities??

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STR458 3/14/2013 9:42AM

    make another video plez

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INNERJETTIC 3/3/2013 9:58PM

    Hmmm . . . I enjoy going walking, but usually I like it a lot better if I have someone to walk with. I would enjoy knocking a tennis ball back and forth. Because, I'm not very good at it, I wouldn't call it tennis. lol I'm sure there would be a lot of other things I would enjoy, but I have to be very frugal right now. I'd love to know what I can do with a little one in tow. If he goes walking with me, there are a lot of stops because he is not interested in walking. Last week, the kids and I grabbed a small ball and kicked it around outside. We would see who could run up to it first. First one to the ball got to kick it as far as they could. It was an excuse to run around and a little fun competition.

I wish I could see that series, but we shut off our satellite. I'm glad actually. We do have channels that we can pick up with an antennae. We have been watching a lot less tv and that is cool by me. I do miss the History Channel and others like it, though.

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You live, you learn

Friday, March 01, 2013

This is just a random thought that popped in my head but you know when you look at weight loss success stories of people (particularly those who lost a lot of weight) you wonder: "how did they do it? how did they get there?"
because they always looks so amazing in their "after" pictures!

But it always boils down to one thing: eating less and moving more.
How simple!

But here's what I learned from when I was losing weight:
when you eat less and exercise more, you lose weight

when you eat more and don't exercise, you'll gain weight

I know, I'm repeating stuff that we've heard our whole lives
but that's it
and it seems so simple when typing it
but then you realize
there's a heck of a lot more to weight loss than people realize!
like staying motivated, or planning, or consciously deciding what you're going to eat
it's a whole lot of mental- is it all psychological??
I don't know
I overthink too much sometimes

But of course there's more to everyone's weight loss journeys
so here's more about what worked for me:
setting small weekly goals (and accomplishing them!)
thinking positive thoughts, like "I've got this!" and "I can do this!" and "I'm on the right track!"
weighing myself every two weeks (there's something about seeing the numbers going down on the scale)
trying new foods and recipes (it's fun!)
not eating fast food so much, but when doing so choosing healthier foods
drinking water and only water!
also initially cutting out pizza, reese's, and coke altogether (I felt so accomplished!)
journaling- my food, when I exercised, what I did because when you look back you can see how much you've grown and changed, and it makes you feel good about yourself
walking and then jogging and even going for bike rides
also just realizing that this was a journey- it wasn't going to happen overnight and it would take time

I know, it's like "well if you did that then why aren't you now?"
I could use my own advice! lol

I just started overeating and not exercising and then BAM all the weight piled back on and then some more and I just blew it- blew everything (sorry I know I've said this stuff before)

but here's what I'm going to do differently- really get into this journey
taking before pictures, making videos, journaling, posting inspirational quotes and pictures in my room, getting more involved with all that Sparkpeople has to offer- and it offers a lot!

Because when you live, you learn

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CASTIRONLADY 3/1/2013 9:03PM

    I have suffered a setback but I am still keep coming back and I know it will pay off someday.
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SISTERPRETTY 3/1/2013 7:15PM

    Well said.... emoticon

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It's Time

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's time to stop
to stop eating fast food
to stop buying junk food
to stop thinking about food
it's time
to stop treating food like it's my best friend in the whole wide world
to stop running to food because I'm bored or just because I want to eat
it's time
to stop dwelling on the past and all the mistakes I've made
it's time
to make a choice
and I've got two choices:
1) I can stay this way, keep gaining weight and feeling even worse about myself, hoping and waiting for something to happen or waiting for that 'aha' moment
2) I can make that change. A healthy lifestyle change. One that requires patience, perseverance, effort, time, planning, purpose, and sacrifice. A choice that seems so insurmountable, hard and unattainable at the moment.
Change-it's hard!
But if I stay stuck, stuck in this place and in this state of mind for the rest of my life, then what will I learn?
How will I grow?
How will I make a difference?
How will I know what's out there for me if I don't take that first step, if I don't get out there, if I don't even try?
It's time to stop saying and start doing-for real.

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ISAVEDME80 2/25/2013 11:27PM

    the time is NOW and you can and WILL do this.
stop all the negative talk. love yourself and do not look back.
you can do it.

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SEATTLE58 2/25/2013 10:17PM

    emoticon If I an do it anyone can! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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"You're Huge!"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lately it seems that my whole family has been commenting on my weight.
My sister was telling me how my grandpa was talking about me and my weight when I wasn't with them of course.
But she told me he made comments like "Renee's getting huge!" and "she must've gained 30 pounds in the past month!"
Also, my sister is always calling my thighs 'elephant trunks'
or my mom and sister both comment on my eating and things like that
But here's the thing:
None of it bothers me.
I just laugh it off
I think it's because it's true
I am huge and I have been getting bigger
in my family, I'm known for loving food
and it'll be a joke to them if I told them I was going on a lifestyle change because they know I've tried before but didn't do too well
Renee? Refusing junk food? it's unheard of!
I can hear it now
Because it's almost like I'm changing who I am and who they've always known me to be.
But if I keep getting bigger then I'll be giving in to their comments
so basically
I can't live for what my family talks about!
I can't live my life for what I think they might be thinking about me or my journey
I want to prove them wrong, for sure!
But most importantly,
I want to prove myself wrong!

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WHYWEIGHT552 2/25/2013 7:53PM

    wow thanks for all the amazing comments!
you guys are my new family
honestly, no one is really supportive but I've just got to deal with this on my own but at least I have all you great Spark friends!

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BIGBROTHER323 2/23/2013 3:00PM

    Sounds like you need a "new familly." So, I'll be your big brother! Let me say it another way. Keep your family, but take on a new voice. To change your life you must change your beliefs. You are in control of what goes in your mouth and what goes on your body. You decide how you respond to stress. You choose how you respond to people. You respond what you do today. You choose what you look like tomorrow today.
And YOU just inspired MY next blog....so check it out....but give me 30 minutes....'kay, 'lil sis?

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ISAVEDME80 2/20/2013 10:54PM

    you can do it, ignore their hurtful words.
you are amazing and you can change what you eat and feel better about your body.
your weight does not define you and it saddens me that you have such an unsupportive family, they should love you and be there for you not tear you down.
you can do it....just turn to spark we will help you. forget what all the negative people say. focus on the positive ones.
you can do whatever you think you can.

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WINNIE-POOH 2/20/2013 8:46PM

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/20/2013 6:49PM

    Good for you for not letting them get to you! And good for you for setting out to show them who is wrong!
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SEATTLE58 2/20/2013 6:36PM

    I hate to say this, but they are downright mean! Shame on them! They should know better than to act like little kids! I feel so sorry for you sweetie. You'll just have to prove to them that you can do it, even when they can't! Show them what good health is all about. One day at a time, one meal at a time! emoticon emoticon

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CINDYAST 2/20/2013 6:06PM

    Family can be rough and their words wound. You're starting on the right path and you CAN lose the weight. It's not easy to tell family "no thank you" when they offer you something you know you don't want to eat, but you CAN do it! And you don't have to offer any explanation, just "no thanks". One day at a time, one day at a time.

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LH-CRYSTALSTAIR 2/20/2013 6:03PM

    How rude of your family! They should be your biggest supporters!
Good for you on deciding to get healthy and lose weight despite their negativity. Never let them pull you down and stop you from achieving your goals! I'm glad that you can smile and laugh it off in front of them, but I would imagine that it hurts deep on the inside.
Your SP family will be here to support and encourage you. Maybe some of those family members that you mentioned who have weight problems of their own will be inspired by you. You be the better person, showing them how to live a healthy life.
Keep working out and keep making those good food choices that are best for your body. I know it is so hard; I struggle on a daily basis to make good decisions. But I know that I want to be healthier, and I want to lose weight. SP is great for motivation and support!
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ALICIAYOUNG1127 2/20/2013 5:53PM

    That same thing happens to me but it includes my brother,mother,father,aunt and uncle..etc I laugh it off until I can get out of the room...and then my guts plummet to my feet and I cry cry cry

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BETHS60 2/20/2013 5:52PM

    Family expectations are hard. Sometimes you feel like you are letting your family down if you change in any way.

I think you may be smart to not let them in on your lifestyle change. Have a plan for what to do if someone offers you junk food. How to turn them down without calling attention to it?


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Some inspiring quotes

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

If you're ever feeling low on motivation and need a pick me up, success stories are a good way to go!
I love The Biggest Loser show and on their website they have a Viewer Weight Loss gallery


that's the link, scroll down and you'll see many people who've lost all kinds of weight!

I was looking through it one day and a guy's particular weight loss story stood out. He said:
"The journey may be long but you'll never get there without that first step!"
~Cecil, who lost over 500 pounds in under 4 years- how cool and inspiring is that?!

Also my friend recently posted a facebook status and she said:
"If we've gotta start somewhere why not here? If we've gotta start sometime why not now?"

I hope these quotes inspire you to continue on your journeys right now!

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SEATTLE58 1/30/2013 8:33PM

    Uplifting!! emoticon

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ANGIEN9 1/30/2013 8:17PM

    inspiring!! emoticon

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