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Been Gone a Long Time

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I have been away a long time. I have been so busy with school that I have not had the time to write, eat properly, or exercise. However, I have completed my first semester at school and managed to get 5 As and 1 B. I worked very hard to achieve these grades but unfortunately, my weight has gone up since I have been back in school. I think I have gained back most of the weight I lost. This makes me very sad. I have to find some way to eat properly and get exercise while attending school and maintaining my good grades. The only way I can see to do this is to give up a little more sleep. I am thinking I might have to get up a couple hours earlier so that I can go to the YMCA and get some water jogging in before getting ready and going to school. This will be tough for me to do because my wonderful hubby will still be home in bed. He does not want to get up early and go with me. I suppose I could also try getting up early and doing a little studying and go to the YMCA before dinnertime. Maybe then, he would go with me. At any rate, I have to get in some exercise time every day if I am going to lose the weight I need to lose.

I hope my friends will find time to encourage me along the way. I have really missed the support and encouragement of my friends here. So wish me luck and root me on.
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JUDITH316 2/11/2013 1:18PM

    emoticon Back my Friend, also dropping by to say hi and cheer you on your journey, want you to know you are being thought of today, you are doing great, keep up the great work..Have a Blessed Day... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 2/9/2013 2:55PM

    emoticon back my friend, happy you are back, you have been missed, in spite of you being away, you are doing a great job, keep up the great work and please drop by our Team page and check out our February Team Challenge, I believe there are some things there that can help you. Bottom line is we are here for you and will support you and cheer you on your journey... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon with God's Strength & Help and all your Spark Friend's here cheering you on...Big HUGS my Friend...

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CASTIRONLADY 1/2/2013 8:35PM

    I am so glad you are back. I like that guys comments also. My eating during Christmas was not good but i have not gained weight. I just have to get going again.

You must be very proud of yourself - I am.

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QUILTINGRAMMY 1/2/2013 1:46PM

    Hey Thanks for the tip and for adding me as a friend. I find for myself it is hard to lose the weight without the exercise. But you are right, I could add in some exercise time at home and not feel bad about having to go to the YMCA alone.

Good luck on getting that foot better. It must be really tough to exercise with a bad foot. We do a lot of water exercise because we have both had back surgery. I find the water exercise to be such a better way to exercise. But with my school schedule I may have to learn more ways to exercise.

Thanks again for coming by today! emoticon

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ITSMATT 1/2/2013 1:37PM

    Hi there - just added you as a SparkFriend.

How are you doing?

So, could you "just" create a 500 calorie/day deficit that would result in a 1#/week loss by eating to a net calorie target that was 500 under your maintenance value?

And then carve out 10 minutes/day to do some exercise at home? Just a thought. Heck, it probably takes 10 minutes at least to get to the Y, right?

Just a thought. I've been dealing with a bad foot and unable to walk any real distance (I was able to run a 5k a couple years ago) and have lost 28 pounds just by tracking my food and hitting my daily net calorie target. Granted, we are all different but it is certainly possible.

You can do this.

You are strong. Stronger than you think!

And hey...

Make it a great day!
Matt

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