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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Once again I had given up. Once again I am back in the fight. I realized the other day that I have been overweight and unhealthy for over ten years. I can't imagine what I have done to my body. Sure life factors have contributed but it is ultimately my fault I have ended up this way.
I am not a spring chicken anymore. I want to be happy and healthy. I want to be motivated to be the best I can be.
I am trying again.

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WINDO4 8/7/2013 4:20PM

    Thank you everyone for your encouraging and knowledable comments. It is greatly appreciated!

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STRINGI719 8/7/2013 12:55PM

    I think that your realization is really important in a couple of ways. #1, you know you've been abusing your body for 10 years and it can strengthen your resolve to STOP that today! You don't have to be skinny & fit today, but you CAN stop the abuse today. Healthy choices from now on, one choice at a time, like baby steps. You don't have to think about a year from now, a month from now, a week from now, or even tomorrow. Just keep focusing on the next ONE healthy choice at a time, as they come. #2, if it took you 10 years to get so unhealthy, you can't expect to bounce back in 2 months the way some people want to. It's not natural or normal to lose 10 pounds a week or any of the other nonsense you hear. Yes, it may happen once in awhile, but if you can consistently lose 1-2 pounds per week, that ends up equaling 52-104 pounds in a year! That is a HUGE accomplishment! You don't have to regain your health overnight. It took me 2 years to lose 60 pounds, and that's OK! It took me 13-17 years to gain all the weight, so getting rid of it FOR GOOD in just 2 years is a major success in my book! Take your time and do it right, no pressure, just love. Love yourself enough to prioritize your health and treat yourself right. You CAN do this!

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HUNTETOWN 8/6/2013 6:09PM

    Not giving up is one of the biggest challenges, be proud of yourself you for getting back on track again!

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ICEANGEL0531 8/6/2013 6:00PM

    You have to believe in you! Your success starts today. Best of luck

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ARNETTELEE 8/6/2013 5:54PM

  I'm glad you're trying again. Don't give up!

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KIM22211 8/6/2013 5:41PM

    good for you!! As long as you get back to it, it shows you are really learning and caring! Sometimes we just struggle!

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Just Keep Swimming

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ok so I've started on my mission AGAIN. I have actually lost weight this past week. I've been journaling every single thing I eat and staying within my calorie range. I've been taking SP suggestions on food to eat.
I am happy but also scared. I am happy that I stuck with it and getting the feeling that maybe I can do this. I am scared that I am going to screw up again and shoot my self esteem straight down again and give up AGAIN.
I just keep trying to see Dora from Finding Nemo in my head saying "Just keep swiming, just keep swimming".
I guess that is what I will do.


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STRINGI719 11/13/2012 5:09PM

    You have permission to fail, but you do NOT have permission to quit.

As long as you NEVER GIVE UP, you are a winner in my book!!!
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I wanna be a morning person

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hey there everyone,
I want to be a morning person. I love the mornings, the quietness before a day begins, the oneness of nature, etc. But I can't get my but out of bed to enjoy it. I would love to get up before work and have time to meditate, talk to God and do a little exercise. One of my excuses has always been I can't do these things because I don't have time. I don't want to use this excuse anymore and I want those mornings for myself. My apnea machine has been helping my quality of sleep so I can't place blame there anymore either.
I know some of you are saying it's not that hard, just get up when the alarm goes off but it is that hard. I have even read books on how to make the most of mornings (sad!!). What's it going to take?
I guess if I want it enough I will do it is what I tell myself but am I really that lazy and lack of desire?
Any suggestions are welcome! Thx

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WINDO4 8/17/2012 1:25PM

    Thx for the advice. I'm trying. Gonna work on getting up 10 to 15 miutes early for a week to try and start to adjust. Once I'm out of bed it's ok, just making my eyes open, well that's the challenge. I will do this!

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NELLJONES 8/16/2012 1:59PM

    I wasn't a morning person until the first baby came along. He cured me.

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STRINGI719 8/16/2012 12:24PM

    We're all different. Personally, I think I'm allergic to being up after 10pm at night, so mornings aren't usually a problem for me. I've always read that you should work towards it gradually. Go to bed and get up 15 minutes earlier for a few days to adjust, then another 15 minutes, then another, etc. Might be easier than trying to make a 1-2 hour (or more!) adjustment to your body's routine all at one time.
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STHAX10 8/16/2012 12:07PM

    Chris Downie talks about his experience with similar to this in The Spark....I am starting to relate to his motivation. It is encouraging! Be positive and make the adjustment. Tough in the beginning, but well worth it.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PARAN0RMAL 8/16/2012 10:50AM

    I have a hard time with this as well, especially now that the nights are getting longer again. I get up at 5:00am for work on weekdays (I start at 6:00am) and even though I KNOW I am going to get used to it after a while and I am going to feel better doing it, it is so hard to set the alarm for 4:00am and talk myself into getting out of bed. I'm already in bed at 8:30pm each night as it is, if not earlier!

I'm going to try again tomorrow ... let's do this!

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BONDMANUS2002 8/16/2012 10:38AM

  to bed by 10 - up at 6

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On the road again

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Well been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. (Another reason to lose weight). I have my machine and I have been using it. It has made a difference. Now that I have some sort of energy (small as it may be) I am starting this weight loss journey once again.
I have come to realize that the crap I eat makes me feel like crap and good food will make me feel good. Let the detox begin!
And though I have known all along that I will get nowhere in this journey without excercise I have ignored my knowledge. Treadmill here I come!
Wish me luck once again on this battle. I strive to win. :>)

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STRINGI719 8/15/2012 4:35PM

    I agree that regular activity is a must, but I honestly believe that losing weight is 90% about what you are putting in your mouth and only 10% about exercise.
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WILSON1926 8/15/2012 2:29PM

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TRAVELGRRL 8/15/2012 2:26PM

    I am glad that you have been diagnosed and the machine is helping!

Do you find that when you eat garbage (like fast food) you just crave more of it? I do. I also find that when I eat good food, in proper portions, I actually look forward to my meals and enjoy my fruit, veggies, and lean protein. It's a win-win!

Good luck as you begin again -- you can do it! Be sure to blog regularly so we can see how you are doing! emoticon

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Sleep, sweet sleep

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On my way to Sleep Dr. today to see if I have any "sleep issues". Really want to get whatever is wrong with me resolved. People tell me you just have to push through it and make yourself exercise. I would love it if all I had to do is push through it. It's just getting old. I hope they have an answer for me.
Haven't lost any weight but haven't gained any either. Well another day.
Best of luck on everyone's weight loss journey!

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LOSINGLINNDY 6/19/2012 3:27PM

    So right! Even my doctor says that. Easier said than done.

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STRINGI719 6/19/2012 2:28PM

    Best wishes on your search for answers - keep us up to date!

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TRAVELGRRL 6/19/2012 2:03PM

    I hope you get some answers! Thanks for adding me as a friend.

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