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1/8/13 12:48 P

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@NewTexDebbie emoticon Well said, it is hard to change the game plan after having done it the other way for so long. Yes, I feel guilty too some times. I just have to stay number one on my list now.

Edited by: FAIRYANNE3 at: 1/8/2013 (12:56)
No foods with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients it is too processed, I will not eat or buy the item.




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1/8/13 11:59 A

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I did the same thing, I poured everything I had into taking care of my husband, children, grandchildren, an elderly mom and her elderly husband. Then I had 2 major and 4 minor surgeries and had recovery time to deal with while I still had everyone else to care for. When I started feeling resentful and used by the ones I loved then it was time to reset my priorities. That alone was difficult for me because then I started feeling guilty for feeling that way but I just have to think about myself part of the time now. My health was failing quickly and then I wouldn't be any help to anyone. Hard lesson to learn and even more difficult to put into action. I'm actually still working on that part! emoticon

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FAIRYANNE3's Photo FAIRYANNE3 Posts: 3,642
1/8/13 11:25 A

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@ Staci, I get the lost thing too. I think as women we step in these roles of wife and mothers and care givers. We don't have much time left to care for ourselves. We take on these "rolls" in a loving way but years later we look at ourselves and wonder where the hell are we and who are we?

I woke up a few years ago and did not realize who I was and looking in a mirror, where I was in the mass of rolls. I would loose some weight and it would find me again. My new thing is, I call it dropping weight, so it can't find me again!!! LOL

I hope you stick with this and I know you will see results and feel so much better. Enjoy this great team!

No foods with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients it is too processed, I will not eat or buy the item.




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1/5/13 6:47 P

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Hi and welcome, Staci! I really admire you for going to the gym daily - that is so great! emoticon

We're very glad to have you on the team - keep in touch and let us know how it's going. We're here for you!

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"The present is what slips by us while we’re pondering the past and worrying about the future. - Ziggy

"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
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"Comparison is the thief of joy."
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1/5/13 6:28 P

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Hello Staci,I laughed when you had a sense of humour when you said you found those pounds.I think it is fantastic you have been at the gym.I worked in a womans only circuit gym.Most of the clients were in there 60/70 s.Alot of them were lost..Mostly because they didnt have alot of people to talk to.I was the only one they always came to because I cared about them to listen.Keep going to the gym.Dont focus on the number you weigh on the scale.Its on how you feel.I think you found us and also yourself.Great job.

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1/5/13 6:21 P

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it is a hard journey but with the support you will get here just do one day at a time. One hour even. We all wish you the best.

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1/5/13 2:00 P

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emoticon to the team and I wish you success. I started spark in 2008 and between this team and team 300+ I have lost most of my weight. It is a lot of self discipline but I know you can do this.

Becky


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1/5/13 12:46 P

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Nice to have you on the team. There is a lot of support here so don't hesitate to reach out.
I understand feeling lost, but please know you are still a beautiful, wonderful person inside under all the extra pounds. You've already started to make positive steps in the right direction. You can be strong and do whatever you set your mind to do. The biggest and best thing I've learned here on SP is to make small changes that I can do for the rest of my life. Small steps add up to big changes over the long haul. That's my goal, a healthy life overall not a diet to get me to fit into some dress by a certain date. That never works. The other important fact to know, is not to beat yourself up when you don't have a "perfect" day. We all have slip-ups, it's normal. It's what you do after that counts. Don't contiue eating poorly. Make the next thing a healthy choice, whether that means having some lean protein, or taking a walk. Get back on track right away and don't be hard on yourself about what went wrong... Congratualte yourself on what went right. emoticon emoticon

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1/5/13 12:35 P

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Hi Staci. Welcome to the team. I think it is very easy for women to lose themselves as the take care of their family and it seems almost natural that everyone comes first and they get put on the back burner. My wake up call was when I went shopping with my 85 year old Mom and couldn't keep up with her. I wanted to go home because I was tired, she wanted to shop some more. That was February 2011. Now I am 114 pounds lighter and feel great. I have started maintenance and I will keep the weight off for the rest of my life.

When I joined SP the first thing I read was a daily spark written by Beth. I cried. I never looked back. I knew then that if she could do it I could too. She has been the wind beneath my wings every since. I have read every single thing she has ever written. I have had the privilege to talk to her on the phone once and I told her that I made a pledge that one day I would meet sparkguy and her. I aim to keep that pledge. emoticon Don't ever doubt yourself.

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1/5/13 12:18 P

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emoticon Wishing you great success! You CAN do this!!! One little step at a time. Never stop. It is within your grasp! Keep coming back!

~ Cathy

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
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1/5/13 12:12 P

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Hi Staci.....
Like you and Colleen I have been lost along the way. I will find myself then jump off the wagon to follow a new diet fad, gain the weight I lost back plus extra, then try to start all over again. Somewhere along the way I got to the point that all the different diets were getting jumbled around in my head and I lost the ability to separate them.
So I have had to restart my journey once again and I pray that this time around I succeed...... but I do know that with friends like Beth and Colleen we will have a fighting chance!

Welcome to the team and TY for joining!


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Hello. Remember each journey starts with a single step. You have joined a very supportive team.

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Staci welcome to the Team! I was lost for a few years too til this past summer finding Sparkpeople again and meeting with and just talking to people on this team have really been a lifesaver for me!! At my highest I was 413lbs and am now down to 382!! Just stick around here and you will find the motivation, support and understanding to help you on your journey!! emoticon



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1/5/13 11:50 A

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Hi everyone!

Somewhere in the past, I lost myself. In losing myself I found A LOT of pounds.

I have always been heavy, but not like this .... 320 pounds! OMG!!! At this weight, I am so limited as to what I can and want to do.

I have pretty much isolated from all my friends becaue I either do not want them to see me at this weight or I do not want to make plans with them for something I cannot physically do.

On December 26, 2012 I started going to the gym daily. YAY!!! I have worked up to 30 minutes on the treadmill and my music gives me such motivation.

I still have trouble with my food choices. I love fruits and veggies, but I am not supposed to eat them because of gastoperisis ~ this is hard! I also love sour candy.

Here is to our journey together to health and happiness! emoticon

Staci

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