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Day 1-180

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

This is Day 180 that I've signed into Sparkpeople, but my #1 Blog entry. I hadn't wanted to do a Blog, but I'm at Stage 3, Step 5 on the Diet and it says Do a Blog. So, I'll start one.
1:46 P.M. Start.
I've only lost 30# which is 1/2 of what I'd like to have lost since I started, but I've been doing this daily and changed a lot. My back hurt so bad that I couldn't stand at the sink to wash dishes without pain across my shoulder-blades and lower back, and that has gotten much better with 30# off my fat gut! I had this "shelf" roll beneath my bra that I could lay my arm across. Not there now.
I'll get to my goal, because I'm not going to gain any of this back ever again. I'm going to stay on this every day.
I've been sad the last month, because I've gotten to 58 years 5 months, the age my mother was when she had a heart attack and died when I was 17, the age Maggie is now. She smoked and her "nerve symptoms" were not noticed for heart disease. She was 1/2 cherokee Indian and they have a 90% chance of gall bladder disease, which she had at age 40 with 4 hands-full of gallstones, that the doctor removed. They are from cholesterol. So, it is something I understand now. I've had an ultrasound and have no gallstones.
I just realize that my mother wasn't very old when she died. I don't feel "old" at all, and in fact, I never intend to feel old. I'm going to be like OLAN in THE GOOD EARTH and not complain. I'm just going to be thankful for having lived.
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SHARON10002 6/20/2012 5:39PM

    This is a very insightful first blog. Try not to be sad for your mom; try to have the outlook that you have decided you want for your life; being thankful for having her and that she lived. . . That is a very powerful statement. Do you mind if I adopt it, too? You have started on the right path, and a re making the changes. I know you will do this!

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CLASSYLADYMAY 4/10/2008 8:57AM

    Hey girl your doing great! 30 pounds is awesome! and you can see and feel the difference..! And one good thing you learned from your mom.. what she died from you didnt want to be like that so your so ahead.. just keep going.. blogging helps when upset or sad or whatever and can get a lot of support too as i see here.. so keep posting we love to know how you are! hugss to you! Geri

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JEWELS6446 4/9/2008 7:28PM

    Great job on losing 30 pounds!

I too lost my mom, she was only 56. Not one day goes by that I don't miss her! Great job and making the changes so you can be around for your daughter (she is beautiful)

Good Luck!

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CAROLISCIOUS 4/9/2008 6:28PM

    Thanks for sharing your "stuff" JIBBIE. You have done an amazing job and I love your commitment to keep going.

Carol

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KNOXVILLEGAL 4/9/2008 5:41PM

    Pat yourself on the back, Jibbie, for recognizing what you don't want in your life and take that all important crucial step to getting what you do want, better health.

It is slow and sometimes frustrating when loosing weight, but will be so worth it in the end.

KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB!!

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SWEETBAMA 4/9/2008 3:07PM

    Congratulations on your first blog!

My dh's paternal side of the family is Cherokee Indian and they struggle with diabetes. He's been blessed with good health so far. I'm trying to get myself in line so I can keep him and the girls on a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Slow and steady wins the race! You're making great progress. =)

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