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Monday, May 27, 2013

Quite excited here! I just ordered a FitBit Zip. It will be here on the 30th and I cannot wait to sync it with SP. Thanks MOTHEPRO for your comments. emoticon emoticon

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SHERICAN 5/27/2013 9:20AM

    You will love it!

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MOTHEPRO 5/27/2013 9:03AM

    emoticon I'm sure you'll love it!

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Moderation in Fitness

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I just ran through my coaching session on Moderation. I'm much farther on a healthy path with tracking food than I am with fitness. I have such an incredible negative attitude about this. I tried to start a Streak and did not continue. I dig my heels in - how immature. I just don't want to. Actually, I am scared. Scared to feel better. Scared to feel alive. Scared to move. Scared to feel good in my body. Scared to have a body. Scared of my sexuality. Whoa. I think this is true. And I'm not sure how to deal with this.
Also, I then have to really look at how very fat I am.....
And, then also, I have knee pain (surprise! 60 years old and carrying this much weight) and I am embarrassed and I hurt unless I take Ibuprofen. And I don't want to take this all the time. It is true, that, last summer, when I worked with a coach I did, after a while feel stronger and my knees felt better. I am not my own best friend in being motivated or taking myself to a better place. This is about as honest as I can be.

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MOTHEPRO 5/26/2013 11:47PM

    I admire your honesty. I'm scared of a lot of those same things. I don't know if I could admit that though, to myself or other people.

When one streak ends, it just means you get to start another one. Remember how good it felt when you were moving last summer. You can feel that way again. Keep trying different things to find something you like. Try turning on the radio and dancing in your living room. No one has to see. This is your time to do something good for yourself. If you feel silly dancing, just walk the length of the room or march in place. If your knees are hurting, try one of SparkPeople's seated workout videos.


I like to exercise in the morning. It helps me to know it's over and done, then I can relax for the rest of the day and not feel guilty that I should be exercising instead of relaxing.

Don't give up! I know you can do this!
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    Dear Womanwithgrit,
I think you sound like a motivated person and an intelligent one. Have you ever considered something that doesn't seem like exercise (for me, its water walking with friends or in the morning when I ride my stationary bike -- it helps my knees -- mine have been replaced)? That helps me feel less stressed and fools me into doing more exercise!! Just a thought!!
In the meantime, I wish you the best of success!!
sincerely, Riisa

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First Streak

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I'm ready. Its a small step and I've been putting it off. I've been scared, and oh, I don't know what else. *But* I am starting a STREAK today for the next 30 days.....a minimum of 10 minutes a day of exercise. That's doable. It's time. I'm excited. I'll post my progress.

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MOTHEPRO 5/18/2013 11:45PM


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RAPUNZEL53 5/18/2013 11:21PM

  Good Luck!

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Rest in Peace, Diane

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today is May 15 and my thoughts turn to my sister, Diane. It would have been her 55th birthday today and I wonder what she would have been like at this age - how she would have grown and what her sense of humor would have been like.

Diane lived a courageous life for her 37 years; she died 18 years ago, as the world came to be too much for her. She was a poet, painter, art teacher, musician, and good friend to many. She understood the complexity of life and in moments she cherished, she was able to live in peace and with simplicity.

I loved her and her pain also scared me. I have to say, honestly, I tried to control it because I couldn't change it and it was so close to my own. She was my younger sister by 6 years. I wish I could tell her that I love her. What can I do? I suppose it is giving my best to those who are around me -- those who are vulnerable and in pain. Knowing that I am doing this for God, really, and that the positive things I have to share are from God and because of healing I have received.

Also, I can treat myself well -- and be healthy --- and I am learning to do here and supported in doing here on these Sparkpages.....

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MOTHEPRO 5/16/2013 12:08PM


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WOMANWITHGRIT 5/16/2013 9:15AM

    Thank you BEWELL, for your kind comments. And, Peace to you today, MAVERICK59. Thank you very much for your note. I see your tag line is "Courage does not roar..." and I have always been very fond of that...it is the quiet determination to start again!

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BEWELL48 5/15/2013 11:18PM

    My heart goes out to you and to maverick59. Mental illness, depression is devastating.
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MAVERICK59 5/15/2013 9:20PM

    My daughter left this world 7 years ago at the age of 30, as a result of extreme depression. The pain still cuts like a knife.
I have so many regrets and what ifs.

I understand what you are going through.
I hope your heart finds peace.

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Graduation Week

Monday, May 06, 2013

I teach at a university and it is graduation week. Very busy....and I'm glad I'm with SP, where I am maintaining the discipline of tracking food and spending time with SparkCoach and the community. In much of my adult life I would be out of control during busy times and so it is good to have a plan.

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    Best wishes and hang in there until the it gets better. Good food, plenty of water and sleep will help you weather the difficult times.

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JEANNE229 5/7/2013 6:40AM

    Graduation (and all stressors) better with Spark.

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