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Day #6

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today is day #6 in my new journey and I have been doing pretty well with exercising and eating right. I have been staying under my calorie range and haven't snack a whole lot. Yesterday I got frustrated with the scale and gave up for the day. My binge eating and snacking came back. But I have realized that 1 bad day is okay, that it's how you get back so today I have started out great! I will do this I can do this!

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/16/2014 6:37PM

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CEIGSTI 4/16/2014 2:54PM

    Sounds like you are doing well. I have days like that as well. Especially when I'm tired or stressed. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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BEACHCALSIX 4/16/2014 11:02AM

    you're right, 1 day will not get you down! Go for it! The scale can be annoying, just make this week a new week and the best week ever and you'll see the results for sure!
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MOMTOCONNOR2003 4/16/2014 10:51AM

    The scale is the devil and you need to hide it. I tell you this while at the same time I jump on mine at least 3 times a week. The scale can undermine your motivation and early on you want to establish a rountine. So even though alot of teams are posting their weekly weigh in I challenge you to put the scale up for two weeks. Stick with your diet and exercise rountine that you are establishings. Feel how much more energy you have from exercising. Then after two weeks sneak a peak. It will show you what you have done right and if you need to work a little harder. But give it two weeks before you look again. You may be amazed at how much you dropped.

I have weekly doctor visits so I have to check my weight to make sure It is progressing because of the shots I am taking.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Wow, itís been a long time since Iíve been on spark people but I am ready to get back on track and lose this weight once and for all. A lot of things have happened that have led to me letting myself down. As you recall in my last blog my dad passed away last May. I have been having a really hard time with his passing and feel that I have no one to talk to. In January I had major back surgery to finally fix my back pain and I am still recovery but moving a lot better. I still have a few things I struggle with but I know one day I will get there. I have talked about reasons why I canít do things and I realized this past Sunday that those were all just excuses. I did a 10 mile Hungry Crop Walk and made it even though I havenít walked that much in one time. I knew after that walk that I could do this and I can do anything I set my mind to. I had to take a few sit down breaks because of my back hurting but I still made it and boy were my legs sore the next few days. But I still did it! I have already been on a walk and plan to go on another here in a few minutes before therapy. I will be graduating from Parkland College with my associates next month and I have been asked to speak at the Honors Convocation. I was also accepted into the University Of Illinois School Of Social Work with a scholarship that covers everything but books for the next 4 years. Iím super excited! With that being said I will post more later.
Donít forget to check out my newly created page on facebook called a Healthy Me to help people stay accountable with their weight loss or trying to stay healthy. Anyone can join and can post. You can post your struggles in weight loss, eating healthy or exercising as well as post what works for you to help others. Please join and help me stay accountable in my weight loss journey as well as helping others!

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YELLOWCORVETTE 4/11/2014 10:02PM

    Welcome back everyone! Together we can do this! Today is day 1 for me but I have stayed on track and exercised. Ran about half a mile (first time running since my surgery so taking it slow) and walked about 2 miles! This is the fist time I am excited about this journey which now makes me think I'm ready! My doctor told me that in the past I wasn't fully ready to lose the weight and I think she was right. For some reason I wasn't but I can't explain why. I'm happy and excited for staying on track and staying under my calorie range even without the exercise! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEGAMITENCHI 4/11/2014 9:13PM

    I'm recently back as well just the past few weeks. You've had some amazing challenges this past year, but wow, you have some great news in there, too! Congrats on school! I'll look into your FB group as well ^_^

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AIMEE1983 4/11/2014 2:33PM

    I just started back too! This time is different, because I am determined to make the change and become healthy rather than just being motivated. Motivation last a little while, but determination is a mind set. I am ready to become a "Success Story"!! I am one week in and I am doing really well! Hopefully the scale agrees with me on Sunday when I do my weigh in emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!

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been a while

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I realize that it's been a while but I have had some things happen that I haven't been dealing well with. On May 6th my husband came to my work at 4:30 am and informed me that my dad has passed away. I thought that he was joking because my dad wasn't sick. There was nothing wrong with him. My parents lived down in Florida and I only had a week left of school so I decided to stay and finish school. I now regret not going down there and getting to say goodbye to my father. I have held a grudge against my husband because he wasn't there for me the way I needed him to be. He went to work that morning and I am mad that he did. I can't get over the fact that I didn't get to say goodbye to my father and I hadn't talked to my dad in a while. The week after he passed I was really sick. I have been battling some stomach issues because I took too much ibreprofin for my back and my stomach hurt really bad and I couldn't eat anything for days. In 2 weeks I had lost 15 pounds because I wasn't hungry and when I did eat I couldn't keep it down. I have now gained all the weight back that I started with many years ago. I'm not sure where to start but I know I need to start somewhere. I will try to lose weight and exercise for a few days and then I give up and I'm not sure how to change that attitude. I feel that I'm addicted to food. Well that's it for now as I have to work tonight.

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COASTAL6 10/25/2013 8:02PM

    How are you doing? I pray that your doing better.
I'm sorry about your Dad and hope your getting sleep.

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CHRISTASP 10/21/2013 7:22AM

    I'm very sorry to hear about your father's passing and that you did not get to say goodbye. These are tough situations in life to deal with. I hope you can still find a way to find closure.
With regard to food addiction; I know the feelings and the thoughts. Maybe just set very small goals for yourself, things that you know you can do. Crossing them off as 'other goals' may help you to feel better about yourself and from there on, take on more. Be kind with yourself.

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    Very sorry to hear of your loss. I know from experience how hard it is losing a parent... my Dad passed when i was 15 and I'm now 44. And I still miss him. And I was angry for a long time - losing him plus teenage issues and hormones didnt make it any easier.
BUT - the exercise can actually help you out. Remember- it releases the feel good endorphons, will help lowert the rest and the hurt of the loss, and get you feeling better about yourself. If you miss a day - thats fine, just do it the next. Workout routines arent perfect, the main thing is not to give up if you miss a day or two.
Good luck - you can do it!

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HAPPYMENOW58 10/2/2013 7:38PM

    I feel so badly for you.....You have really been through a tough time....So hard to lose loved ones.....Very sorry for your loss...Try to hang on to your positive memories and know that your father is with you in your heart.....Best wishes on your healing and getting back to healthy choices. emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I am watching the biggest loser since I missed the first few episodes. I love the fact that they are trying to help these kids this season. It breaks my heart to see them overweight because I was were they are. I don't want to see my daughter like that, like I was. It also brought my own feelings out and made me think about my child hood and why I can't seem to think I can lose this weight. I feel like a failure. I have failed at everything in life so this is no different. I feel like I am not good enough for anyone including myself. My daughter calls me fat and it breaks my heart. I'm not sure if she is joking or telling the truth since she is only 4 but either way it breaks my heart. I know I can lose the weight. I lost 29 pds and then gained most of it back. I know I can get there. But I feel like I will fail. That is what is holding me back. Something inside me tells me there is no point because I will fail. How do I change that feeling? I wanted to fun a 5k this spring but I'm not sure if that is going to happen now.

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SMSOSA1020 8/6/2013 3:59PM

  I think we all can say we have been there with you. I like yourself have little ones. My oldest is about to be 10, my middle child is about to be 8 and my youngest is 17 months. My middle child made a comment to me a few weeks back that made me see myself differently. She looked at me and told me "Mommy, you have a lot of water in your stomach its big". Since then I have been trying everything to work better at getting my life and my eating back where it should be. I must say its not easy. But nothing is ever impossible. Take it one day at a time and everything will be okay. If you ever want to talk I am just a message away. Good luck on your journey.

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BOOKWORM27S 6/8/2013 6:49AM

    Good luck in your weight loss journey! Just take one day and 1 lb lost at a time, and you will reach your weight loss goal.

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HLTHYLIVN_BAM 1/20/2013 12:40PM


I had a similar comment made in my direction at a pool by an adult. It was mortifying and I don't consider myself to be "that bad" in terms of how much I need to lose. I decided however, that, I needed to do better on my plan for me and not anyone else. I think in your case, it is for you and to set an example for your daughter - but mostly you need to feel good about! It is important to remember that even if you don't do the run you were planning if you make small changes now, you are NOT a failure. Remember that ANY PROGRESS IS PROGRESS and that any setback is only temporary if you keep going.

I don't know how you use visual collages or quotes to motivate you, but I save the spark page quotes to a file that cycle through my computer background. They help me to remember to stick with it and also to recognize that it is going to be a long journey with ups and downs. I think it is great that you reached out to the community to discuss your frustration - that in itself is a great step!!

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4EVER21B 1/14/2013 3:57PM

    I understand how you feel. Fear of failure can hold you back. But you are not a failure. You are a fighter. You have never given up. That's why you are here.


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AEGISHOT 1/9/2013 1:46AM

    If you are on Sparkpeople at all, it shows you can do it and you are doing it.

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SPIRALINGUP 1/8/2013 8:10PM

    I hear ya. Whenever I fell short, I would get back on the wagon right away. I gave myself the understanding I looked outside of myself for. Yes, we fall..but we get back up. If I can do it, believe me, you can too. Let's do this together. That's what Spark is all about.

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SHERIO5 1/8/2013 8:00PM


If it helps, think about what a great role model you are when you make healthy choices. Focus on becoming more healthy and fit rather than the scale. Be gentle with deserve the same kindness you give to others!!!

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    My three year old nephew has called me fat. Here's the thing... to kids saying someone is fat is no different than saying someone is tall or short. They don't get that it's hurtful. They see it as a fact and think facts are things that can be stated. I know it's hard, but try not to take it personally, she's not being mean. Next time, use it as a teaching tool. Tell her "Yes, mommy is fat but mommy doesn't like being called that. It hurts my feelings. It's something that I want to change about myself. etc." Be honest with her.

Let me say this... when I joined SP and decided to change my habits, I had no idea what I was doing and I also didn't think I would succeed. BUT I just started reading articles and making changes to my diet and my activity level in hopes of being HEALTHY and the weight came off. I had to realize that I'm not perfect and no one is, so I shouldn't expect weight loss to be perfect. I will lose a few pounds, then gain a few. I'll eat healthy for a few days, and then screw up by eating too much pizza. But I stick at it and keep trying.

I think the easiest thing to do is try to lose FIVE pounds. You can do that, right? You've done it before! Once you meet that goal, be proud of yourself!! Then set a new goal of five more pounds.

Spring is coming soon and it'll be wonderful weather and all you'll want to do is be outside with your daughter - playing and walking etc. And it'll be so easy to lose weight. I cant WAIT for Spring!! Use that as a goal - what can you accomplish between now and then? How much better can you make yourself feel mentally and physically between now and then? Don't wait for tomorrow. Start NOW. Make one choice right NOW that will help you be healthier today.

Sorry to write a novel, but I feel for you - I've been where you've been and I want you to succeed so bad! You can do this!

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can't sleep so ill write :)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

This week has been a little rough for me. I got my braces on tues and my mouth has hurt ever since. It is getting better. My gums don't hurt anymore and I am starting to eat again. I have been eating nothing but soft foods and soup. It is getting better but not 100% yet. I just fear for when I have to have my baby teeth pulled and I will go through this pain all over again :( Not looking forward to it. But on a plus not I did loose 2 pds last week. It would have been more if I would have went on walks but I just didn't feel like it. So heres to eatiin healthy again this week and walking everyday to lose even more weight :)

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LTURSS 9/8/2012 7:35PM

    I remember getting my braces, it wasn't fun in the beginning, but you will get used to it. Congrats on your loss this week though!

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    I remember the beginning of braces and feel your pain. My savior in the beginning was the wax that they give you to put on metal brackets. It keeps the brackets from tearing up the inside of your mouth. If they didn't give you any, I suggest asking about it. Good luck - I think you'll be happy with them in the end!

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JHUSTO01 9/4/2012 1:46PM

    I had retainers and braces for about 10 years when I was younger, there wasn't enough room for all of my teeth to grow in so they had to move them around quite a bit. It does hurt when you first get them and get the adjusted, but you'll start getting used to them. Soft foods for awhile, and advil! :) Hope you're feeling better soon!

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SHERIO5 9/4/2012 10:42AM

    I remember braces hurting quite a bit when I first got them, and when they were adjusted for a bit each time...but I think you'll find yourself getting used to them. I hope so, anyway! I found cold foods help ease the pain the first day or so.

Congratualtions on eating well, and losing weight! Have fun with your walking!


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OLIVIANIGHT 9/4/2012 5:45AM

    emoticon Congrats on the weight loss! I hope your mouth stops hurting soon : )

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