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Who is this me?

Monday, October 21, 2013

43 years old. 60 pounds overweight. I feel like a turtle on my back most of the time. How the hell did this happen?

It is hard for me not to beat myself up in the name of taking responsibility. I am really good at beating myself up. Probably about 30 pounds worth of good. :( I am also attracted to toxic people and high stress situations. I am not great at saying no, except to myself.

So, I am back to basics and trying to focus on the whole picture, not just weight loss. A healthier me. A me that eats homemade food. I am, after all, a really good cook. A me that tries to reduce stress so I therefore reduce stress eating. A me that remembers to practice yoga because I love it and it makes me feel good. A me that recognizes that I am attractive despite being fat. I don't know this me but I am working to get to know her. Do you want to come along for the ride?

  
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SLIMMERJESSE 10/21/2013 1:43PM

    Yes, I blogged about this yesterday and am trying hard to not go crazy on myself about it. Was 3 lbs away from goal and then the happenings of this year struck. Sometimes the only good thing that's happening is food.

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DDOORN 10/21/2013 1:40PM

    Absolutely "with" you! I've taken self bashing up to an art form...need to leave it behind and focus on all the good which I bury with the bash...ugh!

Don

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ACHIEVE2012 10/21/2013 1:27PM

  Yeh, life catches you unaware sometimes. It happened to me when I suddenly discovered that I had gained 10 pounds. It seemed like it came overnight. It hadn't just shown up one day, ofcourse, but it felt like that.

It is good that you recognize the goodness in you. That will help to keep a positive outlook.

As for me, I dealt with the sudden realization of having gained a bunch of pounds making me the highest weight I had ever been by coming up the next big number and decided that I would never let myself get to that number. I am infact going to go in the opposite direction of that number.
I started to exercise, slowly at first and built it up and also become more mindful of what and how much I was eating without being too restrictive. I also decided to drink lot of water and also tracked the water so I was sure to drink water throughout the day.
It all helped and I do see results. I think, you will too since you are recognizing the good and the bad. That is the first step since knowing the problem is important so that you can work on it. Good Luck in your journey.

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GRANDMABABA 10/21/2013 1:04PM

    I let myself get to the highest weight of my life following a major surgery that left me in a wheel chair for three months. Then I turned 50 an a neighbor I hadn't seen in awhile asked what the heck happened to me? We had at one time been walking partners and though not skinny, we were pretty fit. Since then I've been back to taking much better care of myself. On my 60th birthday last year I was the healthiest I'd been in a very long time and continue to be so now. The contrast is startling and encouraging. We can do this! Great success to you!

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DELIA38961 10/21/2013 12:59PM

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Time to actually lose weight

Friday, July 15, 2011

My husband took a picture of me last night and, granted, I was slouching on the couch with shorts and a t shirt and no makeup, but when I saw the picture, I was really upset. Who is this person? Is it me? How did I get so big? So, I challenge myself. My challenge is to lose 10 pounds in 30 days. I know I can do it because I have done it before. That person, however, seems to be hiding lately.

I have struggled for the last 2 years to overcome an anxiety disorder and to regain my confidence in myself. I am doing better. I know the weight is all tied into my medical problems but for some reason, I am having a great deal of trouble managing this aspect of my life. Food makes me happy, therefore I should be able to eat it.

Turns out, although it makes me happy, it is not my friend. I am obese with high blood pressure at 40. This has to change. I love myself and I need to treat myself better. So, here is to today, the first day where I eat out of need for my body, not out of friendship with food. Wish me luck!

  
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DDOORN 7/18/2011 10:18AM

    Luck? Wish? Nope...going to send you some SPARK! :-)

You can DO IT!

Don

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MDBUTTERFLY 7/15/2011 8:29AM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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Back to Bootcamp

Friday, September 24, 2010

Well, my last blog was right at the start of week 3 of bootcamp. Shortly after I wrote it, I hurt my back and was seriously derailed. After some serious yoga to de-spasm my back, I'm ready to finish the bootcamp. SOOOO.....here I go!

  
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DDOORN 9/29/2010 7:00AM

    Good for you to bounce back!

Don

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/25/2010 9:08AM

    Good Luck and be careful!

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BOVEY63 9/24/2010 2:02PM

    Glad your back is better.
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Go get em'
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3rd week of the Bootcamp Challenge

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Well, I have started my third week of the bootcamp challenge. I have to say I am pleased and a bit surprised (which is surprising) that I have stuck with it. I have been sore and tired but still done my workouts. And you know what....my clothes fit just a little different this week. I have not weighed in because I was on vacation and not so great about watching what I ate last week but still my pants are more comfortable. I think I am going to do this.

  
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DDOORN 9/7/2010 9:57PM

    YES! Way to SPARK! :-)

Don

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How did this happen?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I can remember a time when I gladly worked out every day and did not hurt. I did not mind sweating. I did not sweat from simply walking. I never really stopped to consider that I was in shape and never appreciated it.

Now, I started the 28 day bootcamp challenge this week and have successfully completed the first 4 days. 30 minutes of cardio each day. My whole body hurt and I'm not even doing that much--only 30 minutes. What an eye opener...It is hard to kid yourself about being in shape when you are gasping for breath.

  
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DDOORN 8/26/2010 10:38PM

    Good for you to stick with it!

Before long you're going to be feeling SO much better! :-)

Don

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CATSRTRUE 8/26/2010 9:10AM

    When I started my journey to health, I could barely walk up the stairs without breaking a sweat. You'd have thought I'd been doing hard cardio for an hour. It was really bad, now I can do the stairs and I'm exercising. The stamina is ramping up and I can do more each week. My goal is to walk a 5K, I'm working towards that goal and as long as my knee holds out I just might do it.
Keep taking baby steps and you'll be as fit as you were before, it's definitely worth it. emoticon

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