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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I am back AGAIN...Lord, I hate saying that...I started SP way back in Dec. 2011 & I lost 35 lbs. in about an 8 month period...felt better, looked better, was healthier...I have no REAL excuses that I am 2 lbs. short of my starting weight...makes me crazy. My dear daughter, Jan-Marie has been a faithful SP member & has lost very close to 100 lbs. I know that she is frustrated with me & her Dad. We have NOT been doing what we need to do to lose weight & get healthy. She sets a much better example that we did when she was growing up...now it is like she is trying to lead us out of this madness & we are not helping ourselves or her...I don't feel that great at this very moment...I've been awake (not UP) since about 4:30. It seems that I have way too many things on my mind & once I get up to go to the bathroom, I can't get back to sleep. I'm working on that too...Last night, I decided to REset a few of my goals...they seem like the basics...GET BACK ON SP, TRACKING, WEIGHING & BLOGGING...get OFF laptop no later than 9:00, take meds no later than 9:00, get UP at 7:00 A.M. (SHOWER & get dressed-I find it easier to be lazy if I just stay in my nightgown until noon), eat a lot of power/filler foods, only 2-4 hrs. of TV/day & only 1-2 hrs of laptop/day, & spend a MINIMUM of 2 hrs. on the CLUTTER in my house/day. All of these goals are DO-able. The only goal that I am struggling with right now is to exercise 30 min./day. I hurt my back (nothing serious like nerve pain...it is just a "catch" in my lower back...naturally all I want to do is just sit or lie down, which of course, mostly makes it worse) I am trying to slowly get back to walking, even if it is just around the block. When the weather gets nicer (Let Us Pray to the Lord) I plan to get back out there on my 3-wheeled recumbent bike. Last yr. I rode a total of 500+ miles...When I started SP back in 2011, all I did was blog & weigh myself...I wasn't sure how to track my food so I didn't do that for about the first two months...gradually I added exercise. I told Jan-Marie that every weight loss program works...IF you work it...so be it, SP, Weight Watchers or anything else, just DO IT. I've always had the belief that most of us have to "Hit a Bottom" before we do anything to improve our situation...not sure that I have hit a bottom, but I want to improve my life, period!!! When I weighed in on Dec. 4, 2011, I weighed 248 lbs. This morning I weighed in at 246...Uh oh, I'm rambling again & I am also using up my laptop time...I will quit typing for now & thank you in advance for your love & support. Take care & have a great day...

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    I do believe that the concept of "hitting bottom" is overused and misunderstood. It's not a definite point we have to arrive at; it's more of a choice to keep doing what hasn't worked for us or try something new.

    Like anything worth doing -- maintaining a marriage, raising a family, planting a garden, keeping a home -- losing weight can be a lot of hard work sometimes, and often we "just don't wanna" work that hard.

    I struggle daily too, and have recently regained much of the weight I had lost. I blame mine on inactivity caused by some heart problems -- I just get short of breath so easily. But I know if I quit, things will be much worse in the long run.

    While I'm glad Jan-Marie is doing so well, you aren't her. What works for her may or may not work for you, so let's get back to what was working for us when we felt like we had this thing under control. Getting "dressed to shoes" is a good start, and adding some activity each day will help get some momentum going. emoticon Time to go play outside.
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    1456 days ago
    You can do this Mom. I love you.
    1456 days ago
    I have missed you! Good you are starting again
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    Good for you for getting back on the scale and getting back on track. I work at home so every morning I get dressed in my workout clothes and try and block out time in my calendar for a workout and I am already dressed for it - so no excuses! It is a great strategy. Losing weight will probably help your back as well. Welcome back!
    1456 days ago
    Janey we can succeed at this. I have been lazy and not doing what I should either. I have been "playing" at it and fudging on what I didn't want others to know I ate or exaggerated some of my exercise--in other words I flat out lied No other words for it and the scale showed it too. Come on, get busy and let's show everyone that we can do better and feel better too. ((HUGS))
    1456 days ago
    Thanks everyone, I did not meet all of my goals so far today (4:30 P.M.), but I did meet many of them (to incl. a nice slow walk with my neighbor for 40 min.) & for that I am happy/thankful...

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    1456 days ago
    Great that your daughter is such a good example. I have been where you are. Glad you are back!
    You can do it! We can do it!
    1457 days ago
    I have had fluctuations but feel like I am on the right track this time. I wish you well on your restart.
    1457 days ago

    I can totally relate. I have been on again, off again so many times. I support you in your efforts to do what is best for you and your health. You have some very good strategies that will help you and it will get easier once you make it a habit. Be patient with yourself! emoticon
    1457 days ago
    hi great that you are back all the best
    1457 days ago
    emoticon It is good to see you, Congratulations on choosing to do the things that you know will improve your Future! Focus Forward on all the Great Choices that you have in front of you.
    1457 days ago
    Now it's time to let the past go and concentrate on the present. You can do this.
    1457 days ago
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