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Friday, March 07, 2014

Ever wonder if anyone actually becomes the person that they set out to be. I, for one, did not. I don't think I can recall a time that I thought to myself that by the time I am 44 years old, I am going to be seriously overweight and extremely unhappy with myself. At some point in our lives we just take a detour. I woke up one day and there I was. No idea how I got there.

I have been trying for the better part of my entire 44 years to lose weight. I have been successful at times, but just as successful at putting the weight back on after a while or after I stop doing whatever fad or fly by night diet I happen to be trying. It all comes back and it brings friends with it.

I think I have been going about this thing all wrong. I have been waiting to write about my weight loss when I need to be writing about my weight gain. What is it that makes me eat the way I do. How do I feel and when does that feeling end.
I am going to try to put a little perspective on this thing and maybe, just maybe, along the way I will start to notice the changes in my life and that will lead to changes in my eating and that will lead to weight loss.
For now, I'm just going to blog. I might learn something about me, and who knows, I might accidently lose some weight too.
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WRITERWANNAB 7/29/2014 12:52PM

    At least you have lots of company in your frustration. emoticon

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CANDACE28 7/8/2014 10:29AM

    I have been where you are! It makes it so hard and you truly wonder if you will ever lose.
DON'T GIVE UP! I am starting new and fresh today. We can help each other and hold
each other accountable if you want?

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223DAISY 7/1/2014 5:59AM

    Great revelation... emoticon emoticon

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ANDCOWSFLY 6/25/2014 12:28PM

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50FITNFUN 5/1/2014 11:21AM

    Here I am at nearly 10 years older than you and only now coming to this very same realization. You are already ahead of the game! I am glad I stumbled upon this post and thankful that you wrote it. emoticon emoticon

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FREESIA15 4/30/2014 12:54PM

    Thank you for sharing this. We all struggle from time to time, and SP is an awesomely supportive community. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 4/30/2014 6:03AM

    You can do it. Don't give up!

Thanks for sharing

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SUE437 4/26/2014 10:51AM

  Thanks for sharing! I just joined, and I think that is what I need to do too, share my struggles along with successes as a type of accountability. I have never blogged and consider my weight matters to be so private that I don't even want my doctor to know what I weigh. But that needs to change and your words have inspired me. Thank you for your courage! I believe you will go far and reach your goal, while inspiring others because of the transparency.

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SUEARNOLD1 4/25/2014 8:33PM

    What an awesome insight - focus on the weight gain versus the weight loss.

Way to go!

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NASFKAB 4/25/2014 11:40AM

  you can do it

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MAYBER 4/23/2014 11:37PM

    Think I could have written this blog have had many ups and downs all of my live and am way older than you this time have been trying hard to say to myself will not go back up and then the scale goes up and work hard to get it back down do not diet but try to do portion control and sometimes that does not work best wishes as you continue on your journey know that you are not alone one day at a time love prayers peace God Bless
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FOUNDER3 4/22/2014 12:29PM

    I totally understand of what you speak! Good way to put it, I am also not where I thought I would be at this age.

I will be 65 years old in Sept. That is kind of hard to believe. But, I am working on getting myself healthier and stronger before that date.

I also think that blogging is very helpful. I believe that I do learn truths about myself while blogging.

Best wishes for a lovely, happy spring and summer! Enjoy the new growth around you, and experience the new growth from within you.

Best wishes

Bonnie

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EDILGES 4/22/2014 11:09AM

    You are so right! I am just the same as you... I waited for the successes to come before I would write about it and really I should have spent time exploring the why of how I got there in the first place! Thanks for sharing, it is inspiring and a reminder to many of us.

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PJNSGRL78 4/22/2014 1:10AM

    So true! emoticon We do need to realize why we gain it back. Mine has always been that gaining it back is fun. Eating out with hubby is fun. He loves me the way I am so why do I care? BUT I don't love how I feel. I hate how my body "fits". I won't have as many fun days with hubby if I keep on doing what I am. Now we will find more ways to have fun and we will have more time to do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COOLRAIN 4/21/2014 7:18PM

    emoticon Struggling too. Hit a plateau a month ago, but I WILL NOT GIVE UP! Just keep trying to figure out what I need to do next, keep tracking, and keep plugging along/ We can do this!

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MIZZBODY 4/21/2014 4:36PM

  Hay Incredible You!! I am glad that you have taken the first step to becoming the winner you are! You are going to handle this and get to the bottom of things and when you do you're going straight to the top! emoticon emoticon

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TERRI1458 4/21/2014 11:06AM

    I read some of your comments but would like to say that I am in the very same place. I am starting off new today and I am going to stick with this plan.
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Just wanted to say that if God can help Mandisa to lose lots of weight he can help us because "We are overcomers".

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RUNNER11G 4/20/2014 11:51AM

  The first step is admitting you have a problem. You have done this. The next step is deciding how you will handle this problem. I have always felt writing down I have a problem and posting it in areas I will notice everyday hepls me attack the problem. How about posting your problem and your steps to correct it in areas you will notice often. Post it on the mirror you use everyday, post it on your closet next to the clothes you will wear the next day, post it on the refrigerator where you get your food out., post it on the plate you will put your food on before you sit down to eat. Be creative. It's your life. Take ownership of it. You can make it happen. You have the power. Now use it. Good luck. I will be thinking of your efforts.

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-SHOREIDO- 4/20/2014 8:56AM

    Good choice!! I think its something to be considered!!

Thanks and all the best to you!! emoticon

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BABS4625 4/20/2014 7:12AM

   
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RULEGIRL2012 4/19/2014 9:04PM

    I would say you are on the right path! You can do it!! Keep up the good work!! Just take it one day at a time..........or one hour at a time if you need to. Stay strong. Keep coming back to SparkPeople! It works!! I know. I've lost 36 pounds as of last July and have kept it off. I also was a yo-yo dieter. I'd lose the weight and then eventually put it back on, only to have it bring friends, as you described. SparkPeople was the answer for me because it works. You just show up, everyday, without fail. It works, and everyone is here for you too!!! Good luck!!

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KIMBALLITE 4/19/2014 1:42PM

  I would say you are on the right track. Unless we explore the why we often fall back into the same patterns. Good luck on your journey of self! emoticon

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THECELSA 4/19/2014 12:27PM

    Way to go! You're going to accomplish amazing things! Keep up the great work!

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JWPSKINNYSKILLS 4/19/2014 6:22AM

  Best wishes on your journey! Tuning in to the behaviors that got you here is the only way to go and writing down your thoughts is a powerful tool. One of the resources that I use to guide me on my weight loss journey requires that I ask myself the following questions before eating: "Did I plan to eat this? Am I going to eat this because I am truly hungry? If not, why do I want to eat this and why now?" When I first started to really do this simple task, I realized that every time I ate in the evenings - i.e. after work, after dinner, after the kids were in bed, after I finally sat down after running around all day, when my husband was taking night classes...I was eating only because I was bored. Really. Coming to that realization changed my life forever. I know you'll find the answers you are looking for, and they are lot closer to home than you ever thought.

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MARYJEANSL 4/18/2014 11:07PM

  Blogging is a good way to learn new things about oneself, and I very much believe that, the more we learn about ourselves, the more successful we will be at reaching our goals. Best wishes!

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OLDLADYOF5 4/18/2014 9:56PM

    Keep your eyes on your heavenly father and he will show you who you are and what you should be doing. He is all the encouragement we need.

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DIAMOND102 4/18/2014 9:06PM

    Thanks for sharing, I feel that we all have been there but, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we have to constantly search ourselves and decide we will be encouraged to make the decision to change our old ways. What's so wonderful about this we have Spark People that motivate, inspire, and lead us into the right direction to accomplish our goals. emoticon emoticon

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SHNERPLES 4/18/2014 6:37PM

    Good to hear. :)

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NEWTINK 4/18/2014 4:57PM

    I am a firm believer in that if you dont know why you are the way you are and what made you that way you will never have true success. Blog it all out or journal it just get it out so you can get to where you want to be emoticon

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FREESPIRITME 4/18/2014 4:53PM

    It's like you read my mind... Thanks.

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TAYGRL 4/18/2014 1:55PM

    I really connected with this blog post. Thank you for sharing.

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SSADISH_IN 4/18/2014 10:49AM

  You can do it. Start it slow....and monitor what you eat...you dent have to reduce...in the beginning....this give a whole idea of what good and bad food habits...and workout a plan to reduce the bad food habits and increase healthy food habits.
Second step will be to start a workout plan which you are comfortable (I suggest to check with your doctor).
I lost 15lbs last year just by reducing my bad food habits and walking 3 days a week.

Wish you all the very best and you can do it.
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BIGDADDY0811 4/18/2014 10:22AM

  way to go and thank you for sharing your story with us I'm so happy that I'm not the only one that feels this way but I would never have the cinchonas to say it out loud. Thank you for writing about something we all agree on but could never say out loud.


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SPARKBJOK 4/18/2014 8:59AM

    You can do it!!!

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YICHE12 4/18/2014 7:49AM

    emoticon You can do this!

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MARTHA324 4/18/2014 7:40AM

    You can do this and you've taken the first step. Commit to choosing healthy foods more often than not and start tracking your food. Take a walk every day. You'll start to feel better and the weight will come off. Approach this as a lifestyle change not a diet.
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NANA2PRINCESSES 4/18/2014 6:40AM

    Your blog has resonated with many of us. I'm hoping to find some answers through journaling as well. We can do this.

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FANNYMANSON 4/18/2014 12:37AM

    Keep working toward your goals!! You'll get there!
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PHEBESS 4/18/2014 12:36AM

    Congratulations on being the Community Highlight!!!!! Woohoooooooo!

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