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I'm Still Alive...

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Bonjour, good SparkPeople!

I was going to fill y'all in on the stuff that's been happening, but when I started trying to type I just... I just can't yet I guess. I'm doing better though. Yahueh has got it under control and He's using it for His glory, so as far as I'm concerned everything is under control. Just going to keep relying on Him.

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In a more SparkPeople related direction, I think I'm loosing some inches! And my arms are loosing their puffiness! Hooray! Just since Monday I've been massively increasing my protein intake (aiming for at least 130 grams) and eating waaaaaayyy more fruits and veggies than I have been (which, previously was close to nothing). I know it's recommended to log your calories 'n' stuff, but, at least for now I'm not going to do it. One, it makes me neurotic, and I'm looking for less neurosis in my life, so, yeah.... And two, I've decided to focus on nutrition at this point and getting my body in balance and not necessarily on weight; I'm quite aware that weight loss needs to happen to be fully in balance, but I think that my body is pretty beat from all my dieting-self starvation-binging cycles, I thought I should be nice to it for a change and give it what it needs instead of continually demanding things.... I'm liking the protein though, I feel strong again. I was feeling so weak before, even though I have some bigg-ish muscles (for not working out, that is...) but I can pick up heavy things much easier and taking the stairs doesn't make my legs cry as much, which is nice. I think once I get moved I'm going to take maybe a week or two to get back into going to the gym and then I want to start Jamie Easons LiveFit exercise plan. The eating clean part sounds good, and I'd like to do that too, but, small changes....

That's all from me for now. Ciao!

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TRACYZABELLE 7/26/2012 4:47AM

    emoticon Since my surgery my main focus is protein and I included some shakes back into my regimen!

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DEERLADY45 7/6/2012 8:19AM

    I think now thats the best thing to just think Healthy and not over stress on counting calories! Im working on getting Healthy and to once have a normal size body!
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MUSOLF6 7/6/2012 8:13AM

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WINDSONG26 7/5/2012 10:07PM

    So glad to hear you're doing better

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BARB5970 7/5/2012 9:37PM

    So glad things are looking up for you. You seem to be in a good place. I wanted to make a comment about tracking your food. I've heard how important it is, but it is not for me. I can't live my life writing down every morsel of food I put in my mouth. During the time that I was struggling to do tracking I resented every moment. It felt like a punishment and gave me that "diet" mentality. I don't want to live that way, so I Quit. Now I'm doing the same thing as you, concentrating on eating a clean, healthy diet focused on high protein, low carb and lots of veggies. I feel so much more at peace with my food plan and I don't track anything because it just doesn't work for me.

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IAM_HIS2 7/5/2012 4:04PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You know who's in control. Can't wait to hear more from you. You are an inspiration!

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CERULEANSIN516 7/5/2012 2:59PM

    I love hearing such positiveness! You sound like you have a plan and are ready to stick to it.

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THOMS1 7/5/2012 2:50PM

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SHRINK_U 7/5/2012 1:33PM

    emoticon Sounds like a plan :)

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DMANN104 7/5/2012 1:04PM

    emoticon I love to see the inches gone! Good going with the healthy eating! Keep up the good work!!

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SLIMLILA 7/5/2012 12:53PM

    I guess we are continually asking ourselves (or should be) "How's that working for you?"

I'm trying The 17 Day Diet and first 2 days - down 2 lbs. Today - back up those 2 lbs., but I feel full and know my b.s. are going down, so I think it is too soon to answer "How's that working for me? Gonna keep trying, at least it has gotten me back on track and I know better than to get weighed every day...So advice to self: Stop it Lila! You know you can't really lose a lb. a day and there are many other factors involved in this whole process. emoticon emoticon

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JACKIEANN1968 7/5/2012 12:15PM

    Great job focussing on healthy eating and taking care of your body. The rest will come when it's time. Hang in there and keep loving yourself.

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 7/5/2012 11:40AM

    Good to hear from you. You've been on my mind. We are here when you are ready to share, and here even if you are not ready or never ready. This journey is about YOU and what YOU need.

Get your nutrition on track, then start tracking. Sounds a lot like what I had to do so as not to become more obsessed with the numbers than with what I was actually eating in terms of nutrition value. Happy you are noticing some positive changes in your body...always a good sign you are doing something right!

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BERI03 7/5/2012 11:00AM

    Keep up the positive attitude. It helps in all aspects of your life! Glad to see you back!

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BOBINVA 7/5/2012 10:58AM

    Change what you can and give the rest to God.
You sound like you are doing great!

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SHEILA-45 7/5/2012 10:31AM

    Sounds like you have it under control. Listen to your body it will tell you what it needs. Move more, eat less, eat better; works for me! Have a great day! emoticon

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TALENKARR1 7/5/2012 10:30AM

    glad to her your doing better. keep that positive additude! and as for the veggies you rock that I have found that I missed them as you will love you honey I will keep a candle lite for you

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