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    DEMONSANGEL4U   1,093
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Not Really a Dieter

Friday, January 17, 2014

This is my first step to trying to get healthier. I have never really been able to diet at all because of the idea of what I would have to give up. I hate giving up ANYTHING. My first diet was when I was 10 years old because my mom was a fad dieter. So since I was young, I have hated that word! I realize now that I need to get myself healthier so I can be here with my hubby longer.

I love junk food. Seriously. If it is bad for you, I love it. I don't drink a lot of water because I find it so boring. Although since the new year started, I have tried to make a commitment to drink more water, at least a glass a day. I have been doing okay with that. Some days as much as 3-4 glasses in a day. The problem with this is my sleeping patterns are so messed up right now because I have chronic pain. So I am up really late/early and then I sleep for a couple of hours and wake up. I am up for a while and then I need a nap. So I sleep some more and wake up. So as you can see, I am cat napper basically.

I am hoping with some weight loss my pain levels will go down. At this point, I can barely walk to the bathroom or kitchen some days. I really need to find exercise that for the time being I can do without too much pain. I love to cook, but with so much pain, I have not been able to do that much. It is so easy to just order something for delivery and go that route and of course that is not really healthy.

I blog, I have a recipe blog and a personal blog. There are days that getting a shower is the best I can do. Others I have been able to make dinner. I make a lot of slow cooker meals because they are easy and I just throw in the stuff and it cooks all day. Today I am making beef stew. It is pretty healthy meal because it has potatoes, carrots and today I am adding corn. Not much salt in this recipe at all. I might make a bread to go with it, but not sure.

So, that is me in a nut shell. I am a no dieting, soda swilling, salty snacker, who loves junk food!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BARBANNA 1/22/2014 2:10PM

    Welcome to SP! You are going to be pleasantly surprised with your Spark Journey. If you experience the same benefits as most Sparker's do, especially me, it will be life changing. The Spark experience is enhanced by real people who connect with you to offer motivation, share your misery and make you feel like you are not alone. I have been busy my entire life working on my life goals, so I felt like I was just going through the motions and not getting anywhere on my weight and exercise routine. I used every fad diet and that was useless. My most dangerous approach which was effecitve but at a serious cost was indiscriminately fasting and running 8-10 miles every day. I am sure you know the serious consequences. Just like someone who eats junk food, no offense intended, my nutritional status was not sufficient to do all the work and exercise I was doing, so I was sick a lot. My body was breaking down and I was more succeptible to injury. I have had multiple medical problems and many surgeries for these issues. Sadly, I am well educated, so my errors in judgement are inexcusable. My DH is a physician and he tried to make me eat better and exercise less. To shorten this lengthy comment, I found SP which encouraged me to give up soft drinks, drink lots of water, add breakfast and lunch to my daily consumption, do more strength training and stretching. I track my food to make sure it contains all the essentials. I found more ways to eliminate my stress and my medical issues are almost gone.
So the moral to this story.... please use SP to the maximum, adhere to the recommendations, give up the high fat, high sugar, high salt junk food and eat foods that fuel the increased exercise you will do! emoticon

Hope this give you a little boast and not a know-it-all talk! emoticon

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COWGRRRL 1/22/2014 1:42AM

    Welcome to Spark! My sister suffers from ongoing chronic backpain and while I haven't experienced it myself I have a bit of an idea from what she's told me. She too has days where getting out of bed is a major achievement.

I hope very much that losing some weight makes things easier for you, my sister said that it did for her a bit so I can only hope that it would do the same for you too :). Her suggestion after I had surgery and couldn't move around much was to have frozen meals ready to go so that when you just can't make more than 5 minutes out of bed you at least have something healthy to microwave. It certainly helped me to do that. Although that being said you have to have a good day to be able to stand up and cook several meals in one go which can be a stretch.

The biggest challenge is to keep positive when the chips are down, so make sure you come back here for high fives or kicks to the behind as needed *chuckle*.

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DEMONSANGEL4U 1/18/2014 5:34PM

    Thank you for the encouragement! I appreciate it.

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SWEETDONUTELLA 1/17/2014 11:03PM

    Hi! Great first blog entry emoticon I'm with ya on a few things here. It's hard to deviate eating patterns without easing into it. It's great you use a slow cooker often. You seem to have all the tools for success, and starting is the first step. Keep moving forward and you can do anything you set your mind to emoticon

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