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I Am Still Battling On.....

UPDATE 2019
I know it doesn't seem that I am even trying but I am.
I am my own worst enemy and I do so much damage to myself by just doing NOTHING for myself. There are times that I sit in the house and watch TV, and more TV, and never give myself an ounce of exercise, but in the background I am holding my own.....
No up, down, or in between, but no gaining as well......

So here is to my continuing to push forward and to you as well!

WE'VE GOT THIS!


THIS IS NOT A RACE
IT'S A BATTLE FOR HEALTH & HAPPINESS!

I am 58, have been married to my best friend for 41 years, have grown children, grandchildren, and even an ever growing number of great grandchildren..... I am blessed!

I have struggled for so long......
I joined SP back in 2010 at my highest known weight of 345 and watched day by day as others lost weight, seemingly so very easily, and cried on my dry toast wandering why I couldn't budge an inch. I am still a plan in progress but I am still walking through life one day at a time.......

I started to journal all my food and fluid consumptions and weighted every morning in order to learn what foods, portion sizes, and exercise would benefit my weight loss, pain management, and over all healthy feeling moments. That way I built my own meal plans and amounts daily to best benefit my weight loss.....
I also learn how much movement I needed to benefit my over all feeling of pain management and that (feel good) place in my life.

I have been able to set up an eating regimen by studying what my own body needs and wants in order to drop that pound on the scales. I know others told me to not step on the scales but once a week or even once a month but doing it this way I know exactly what each food type will do to my own body and where I need to tweak the food menu plan or how much more I need to move.

I now know how sensitive my body is to fluids, salt, sugars, carbs, and healthy produce. Its a living statement to myself. I had to start studying my body just like others would study for a test in school.....

I have suffered from moments of set-backs. To many to really be mentioned here but I have blogged about them. I lost 54 pounds over a 2 year time span and regained it all but 10 pounds during a domino effect of stress related episodes that I allowed to derail me from my healthy plan, I lost my mom, moved back into the house with 7 other people, had my husband put on the double lung transplant list, had to move because of unhealthy lung conditions at the same house, and a multitude of health and stress triggers that still push in from all sides.

I do know this, the key is never, ever, ever, give up. When you trip, and you WILL, get back up, pity yourself for a small period of time, blow your nose, wash your face, and get back on your feet to fight another day.....

You CAN do this!
I can do this!

Forgive yourself.......
Everyone has a combination of diet and (OR) exercise that will work for them and their body. Don't give up until you have found YOUR combination......

And remember above all else,
God Is great my friends!


Member Since: 2/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 14,755

My Goals:
To be my own best friend!


My Program:
A tried and true study of what works and doesn't work for (my) body, journaling everyday to get those results, weighting on a regular schedule AND being honest with myself by keeping a photo log of each weight in, ALWAYS being honest with myself and all those around me!



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  • v SHMOOKITTY
    O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!
    Jeremiah 17:14

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Women Weight Warriors of God emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v ICECUB
    THANK YOU FOR THE GOODIE. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED FALL AND HALLOOWEEN. I KNOW LOTS OF PEOPLLE THINK FALL IS DEAD DEPRESSING BUT I LOVE . ALL THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS.
    3 days ago
  • v JOYBELL47
    Debbie, I wanted to stop by and Welcome you to " Women Weight Warriors of God".. We truly have missed you and I have been praying for you and your family.. Hope everyone is doing okay !!! We are so excited you joined us and are looking forward to sharing this journey with you .. emoticon emoticon emoticon


    Hugs and Prayers ,
    Sharon

    (JOYBELL)

    4 days ago
  • v ANNIESADVENTURE
    I like the targets you set yesterday on the IndyGirl team because they are things I can do, too.
    -Housewalking. MamaDee recently blogged about that and it seems a good idea. I have to break it up in smaller chunks during the day, so this is something I can do!
    -Beating the nighttime munchie monster. That's one of my bugaboos. Once I get into the habit, I feel really strong there. Give the monster an inch, and he'll take a mile. He is not my friend.
    -Floor and table top exercise bike. After a hip surgery years ago, I bought a floor pedal type exerciser that I could use while sitting at the desk or wherever. I lent it to Sis when she was doing chemo and too sick to do much. She said it's wrapped up in a package ready to send back to me as soon as she gets to the post office. I never thought I would need it again but after reading what has been posted (by IndyGirl and now you), I am ready to enjoy using it again. Any movement is better than none.
    I've also added arm curls with light weights that I can do while sitting.

    Thank you for the great team. It is good for people at all levels of fitness and even us who have a long way to go with losing those inches and pounds!
    Hope you have a blessed and happy day.
    Annie
    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/14/2019 12:29:39 PM
  • v SHMOOKITTY
    Just stopping by to wish you a blessed day. emoticon
    8 days ago
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