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I Am Still Here!

Friday, February 15, 2013


I am still here and I refuse to give up. I don't care what the scale says right now, I am NOT going to give up. I CAN turn this around!!!

Sometimes we have setbacks, issues, problems or we just turn off for a while. The way to know if you are a winner is if you get back up and get back in the game!

Maybe you are in the stadium watching the game from the nose bleed section. Maybe you are one of those people who are on the side lines keeping score/stats. You could be on the team but warming the bench. You could be out of the field running around but not getting anywhere. If you are in one of these "places", wishing that you were in the game making it happen for the "team", it is time to get into the game!!!

Get back into the GAME!!! Drink that water. I know it doesn't always appeal to everyone but your body needs it. Track your food. You need to know what you are putting in your mouth and how much you are putting in there. How will you know what changes need to be made if you aren't tracking? Yep as you can guess, I am talking to myself here!!!

EXERCISE!!! You have got to move. You can't just sit there and moan. You can got to get off your butt and MOVE!!!

Put the past in the past! So, you screwed up and fell off the wagon. Maybe you even gained the weight back or are seeing the weight coming back on. Don't wait any longer! Get up and get in the game!!

You have to make YOU a priority. Stop letting the negative thoughts and the past mistakes keep you down or hold you back. Didn't I just get through saying to put the past in the past? Were you not paying attention? Yep, I struggle with that one myself. You have to take care of you. You have to do the things that you know need to be done to get the job done. Stop moaning and groaning about how you want things to change. Get up and do something about it! Stop letting the negative thoughts tell you that you can't do it or that you won't make it. emoticon

Take one day at a time. Don't look to how long it is going to take to you get to goal. Set you goals, break them down and then tackle them!!

Yesterday was Valentines day, a day of love. Why not make the decision to love yourself enough to make the changes now to get healthy and lose the weight? If you have been in one of those places I talked about above, stop right now to change things for a better If you have been off the wagon or struggling, let's start today to make the right choices to get on track and get back into the game, on the front lines, and moving toward that goal line!!

Let's do this!!

Much love!

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  • MOMFAN
    Let's get moving!
    1320 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    emoticon Hey I like your attitude! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Workout!! emoticon Workout that body!! Keep it up and take one day at a time girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1321 days ago
  • SCHNOOTIE
    I just watched your Vlog. You seem so nice and sweet. I bet we would get along just fine, the two of us :) I love the positive note in your blog, the encouragement it gives me, that despite the physical and health issues you are dealing with, you are not willing to let them define who you are, and that you are posting this in such a selfless manner, to help US get through our own struggles. I will do my 30 minute exercise tape in your honor today, I will wear a little ribbon on my wrist for you for you during the exercise and I will keep you in my prayers throughout the day. And thanks for the reminder to drink my water. I need that. I am filling water jugs right now. I need to get about 100 oz. into my system.

    Hugs and strength and love to you, girl! We can do this together! emoticon
    1321 days ago
  • LUVTOBOWL
    Glad to hear you're not giving up, as long as we don't quit, we know we still have a chance to succeed and win.

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    1322 days ago
  • KDAILEY70
    Well said.
    1322 days ago
  • KIPPER15
    Change is hard. emoticon The rebounding suggestion from HOTPINKCAMARO49 is a good one. I love my mini tramp.
    1322 days ago
  • LIVEDAILY
    One of my favorite quotes goes something like this, "If we can't take care of ourselves, how can we possibly expect to take care of the people that we love?" Make yourself a priority, and reap the benefits. We can do this.
    1323 days ago
  • LJR4HEALTH
    Susan great post as always with super advice we all hit road blocks from time to time but what matters is how we deal with them emoticon we all can
    1323 days ago
  • TERESA159
    What a great blog. You nail the whole thing right on the head. I am so happy we are on the same 5% Challenge team.
    1323 days ago
  • IAMAGEMLOVER
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  • CLPURNELL
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  • SAM60SUMTHINK
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    True: change is NOT easy. Must be step by step... no matter the details or type of change, we just (JUST?!) need to keep looking forward, moving forward... and rewarding ourselves for each little step in the right direction!
    You're so right: persisting is part of the foundation!!
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    1323 days ago
  • COLT2008
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  • MARYBETH4884
    You sound you are ready to fight to win! emoticon emoticon
    1323 days ago
  • BECCA315
    You're right: we can't all be the quarterback, but we can all be on the team...
    Becca315
    1323 days ago
  • JUDY106
    SO GOOD TO SEE YOU. THANKS FOR SHARING.


    Hey I love this quote:


    MAKE UP YOUR MIND!


    You are NOT going to Quit

    You are NOT going to Sit


    MAKE UP YOUR MIND !!!

    GET UP and MOVE !!

    I AM USING THIS TO GET ME GOING EVERY MORNING RIGHT NOW.

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    1323 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/15/2013 5:44:01 PM
  • GRNDMOM43
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  • SUNNYSIDEUPMARY
    Thank you for sharing - thank you for the pep talk!

    Let's get in the game!

    {{{HUGS}}}

    - Mary
    1323 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/15/2013 3:45:26 PM
  • KAREN2LOSE55
    I'm thinking of you so much and so sorry that you've been feeling under the weather. Hopefully, you'll start feeling better and feeling better about everything around you too. Yes, emoticon emoticon

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    1323 days ago
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  • LINDAK25
    Glad to hear from you again and Happy Valentine's Day! Sorry you're not feeling well. That little talk you have with yourself is the same one I need to have with myself. I'm still maintaining my weight. I just have not gotten back on the program! Well, I haven't gained weight and I track my food, but eating less and exercising more would sure help! I really need to work on taking the negativity out of my life! Getting rid of negative thoughts and words is my big challenge.

    Let's all get back in the game! emoticon
    1323 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/15/2013 11:46:00 AM
  • WALLAHALLA
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    1323 days ago
  • GABBY98_80
    Love it! Keep on moving!!!
    1323 days ago
  • GINGER_BEAR
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  • SUSIE4LYF
    It was great to see your vlog. It encourages me to keep going and to not give up! Thank you for that motivation and I know that it gets hard sometimes but we can do this!

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  • COCK-ROBIN
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  • BUSYGRANNY5
    Good for you! Refuse to give up... Keep on keeping on and keep SPARKING!!!
    1323 days ago
  • IACTA_ALEA_EST
    I love your determination! Nice to catch up with your blog after being away for a few months. I hadnt thought about rebound, but 30 pounds is what I gained back.

    Im still here too!

    Bless you today and all days.
    1323 days ago
  • HOTPINKCAMARO49
    Heavenly Father loves YOU. Glad you are still here.

    Philippians 4:13 says:
    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. KJV

    I am in the same boat you are in. I, too, experience swelling & water retention.

    I would like to share some info that may be helpful to you as it has been a great help to me. My boyfriend bought me a wonderful gift for my birthday. A Mini Trampoline. WOW... what a difference! And I don't go crazy on it. I just slowly move my ankles to move my whole body. It is fun, too!

    At the end of the list is info from a fellow Sparkie. I hope this may help you on your journey.

    God Bless you.


    33 Ways the Body Responds - The Benefits of Rebound Exercise

    https://www.reboundair.com/
    33ways.htm

    By Dr. Morton Walker & Albert E. Carter

    The study of the human body is fairly interesting. The moment it becomes no less than amazing is when we understand what happens as the body is placed under the demands of movement & resistance we call exercise. Today we examine, specifically, how Rebound Exercise benefits our bodies. Studies described & documented in the book The Ultimate Exercise for the New Millennium, proves regular rebounding can reduce your body fat, firm your arms, benefit the shape of your legs, hips & abdomen, improve your balance, stimulate your lymphatic system, protect your joints, strengthen your muscles & bones without the trauma of hitting a hard surface, provide an aerobic effect for your cardiopulmonary systems, revitalize your body when it's tired, & generally put you in a state of mental & physical wellness! In fact, we are just warming up! There are at least 33 fascinating ways the body benefits from Rebound Exercise, detailed below:


    33 Benefits of Rebound Exercise:


    1. Rebounding provides an increased G-force (gravitational load), which benefits the body by strengthening the musculo-skeletal systems.

    2. Rebounding protects the joints from the chronic fatigue and impact delivered by exercising on hard surfaces.

    3. Rebounding helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio. Rebound Exercise benefits you by giving you more control over these.

    4. Rebounding benefits lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system. This benefits the body's immune capacity for fighting current disease, destroying cancer cells, eliminating antigens and preventing future illness.

    5. Rebounding circulates more oxygen to the tissues.

    6. Rebounding establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.

    7. Rebounding increases capacity for respiration.

    8. Rebounding tends to reduce the height to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.

    9. Rebounding lessens the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity.

    10. Rebounding assists in the rehabilitation of existing heart problems. Rebound Exercise also benefits recovery from heart procedures, providing gentle, low impact circulation. (Case: Cardiac Rehabilitation Using A ReboundAIR)

    11. Rebounding increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.

    12. Rebounding gradually improves resting metabolic rate so that more calories are burned for hours after exercise. Related, Rebound Exercise benefits the post-exercise "Glycogen Replenishment" process.

    13. Rebounding causes core muscles and large muscle groups to contract, resulting in the rhythmic compression of the veins and arteries, which more effectively moves fluids, both blood and lymphatic, through the body and back to the heart, lowering peripheral blood pressure and lightening the heart's load.

    14. Rebounding decreases the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system preventing chronic edema.

    15. Rebounding encourages collateral circulation by increasing the capillary count in the muscles and decreasing the distance between the capillaries and the target cells.

    16. Rebounding strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body so that they work more efficiently.

    17. Rebounding gradually allows the resting heart to beat less often. Regular Rebound Exercise has been shown to benefit the heart rate, resulting in favorable decreases in resting heart rate.

    18. Rebounding lowers circulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    19. Rebounding lowers low-density lipoprotein (bad) in the blood and increases high-density lipoprotein (good) holding off the incidence of coronary artery disease.

    20. Rebounding promotes tissue repair.

    21. Rebounding for longer than 20 minutes at a moderate intensity at least 3x per week increases the mitochondria count within the muscle cells, benefiting in total endurance. Perhaps you will easily skip those naps.

    22. Rebounding benefits the alkaline reserve of the body, which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort.

    23. Rebounding improves coordination between the propreoceptors in the joints, the transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain, transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers.

    24. Rebounding improves the brainís responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus within the inner ear, thus improving balance.

    25. Rebounding offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise. Rebound Exercise has been shown to benefit body alignment and posture.

    26. Rebounding enhances digestion and elimination processes.

    27. Rebounding allows for deeper and easier relaxation and sleep.

    28. Rebounding results in better mental performance, with keener learning processes.

    29. Rebounding curtails fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.

    30. Rebounding minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.

    31. Rebounding tends to slow down atrophy in the aging process.

    32. Rebounding is an effective modality by which the user gains a sense of control and an improved self image.

    33. Rebounding is enjoyable!


    People who rebound find they are able to work longer, sleep better, and feel less tense and nervous. The effect is not just psychological, because the action of bouncing up and down against gravity effectively stimulates the lymphatic system without trauma to the musculoskeletal system. This unique discovery is central to the reasons Rebounding has become one of the most beneficial forms of exercise ever developed.

    Feel free to share with me your comments:

    alcarter@healthbou
    nce.com



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    We've mentioned NASA and rebounding before, but today I ran across an article that gave just a bit more info--and it was quite interesting! See what you think....

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    "In the 1970ís rebound exercise such as rocking and bouncing was studied by NASA scientists in regard to astronauts returning to earth from low-earth orbit.

    After six months their autonomic nervous systems lost their capacity to stand in a gravitational field. The astronauts had to be dragged out of the space capsule horizontally because they would faint upon standing.

    They were experiencing a disautonomic condition which is similar to what CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) patients experience.

    So what did NASA determine as the most effective procedure to bring back the livelihood of the astronauts autonomic nervous systems?

    Well, it was to bounce and rock them."

    www.rockingchairthera
    py.org/other.html







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    1324 days ago
  • STEPH-KNEE
    I heart you so much! I'm so happy to "see" you. emoticon I know you well enough to know that if you aren't posting that you have your reasons, but I ALWAYS know that the reason is NEVER that you gave up. With others I am not close to, I think "uh oh, so and so hasn't posting in 2 weeks, I wonder if she quit", but that thought never crosses my mind with you. Not to toot our own horns, but I like to think you and I are pretty resilient. We have had our share of setbacks, bumps along the road, etc etc. but I think the thing about us is if we get knocked down we get back up. It's proof in the pudding that we are still here and we are fighting for what we want. I heart you so much and I know we are going to keep trying, even if sometimes it just sucks LOL. emoticon
    1324 days ago
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