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Just Starting

Monday, May 20, 2013

I am just starting for the n-th time where n is a large number. When I start everything is possible and I can lose that 200 pounds. It's a good feeling to enjoy. A lot of people are normal weight so I can do it too.

I have a long way to go but I can do it. I am certain I can lose one pound therefore if I do the same thing 100 times I will lose 100 pounds. I can do it. I woke up hungry so I am off to a good weight loss week.

One of my odd ideas is to go to bed hungry so I lose weight while I am asleep. Eat my big meal at noon and then eat a light dinner. This way being hungry doen't bother me so much since I am asleep. Sleep my way to weigh loss. lol. I can do that for sure.
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    I know what it is to be poor but I still have a lot of 'stuff' from when we did have money. It has been 8 years since my husband had a massive stroke four days after our 20th anniversary and went to an assisted living home. He is pretty much a vegetable. His SS pays for his care and I live in HUD housing apartments where I pay 30% of my income for rent. I get a little SS and SSI and welfare pays for my medical. I get monthly food stamps and go to the food bank once a month. My car is a 1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport that we bought new and it has 198,000 + miles. Runs good, knock on wood.

    My closet is full of clothes, most of which were given to me by people who grew out of theirs. I am a small woman 20 pounds over weight. I eat healthy and walk as much as I decide to. We get free wireless internet here or I wouldn't have it.

    I do mending for people, charging them only $5 to hem a pair of pants. I have to charge or some would try to take advantage. My mantra is "Never start anything I am not prepared to finish". because I have been stung too many times.

    I wish you good luck and good health. Blog as often as you can. There are a lot of us out here who care about you.

    Your friend,

    Brenda in Chehalis, WA
    1469 days ago
    I have decided that it is not as important how many times you have "fallen down", as it is how many times you get back up. Of course, I stole that from someone else, but it fits me to a T.

    I began my journey in Nov of 2007, joined SP May of 2008. I lost 70 pounds and kept it off for quite awhile.

    Then a couple of chronic physical issues became very acute. I was in pain 24/7. Had a major back surgery in Oct 2011, then had my knees totally replaced in Aug, of 2013, left knee, and in Oct of 2013, had right knee done.

    Up and down, up and down I have been for the last 3 1/2 years.

    Now I am improving physically and need to get back on the road to eating well. One day at a time, is the only way I can do anything.

    Good wishes to you, and believe me, if I can lose some weight, ANYONE can. This is a problem over 50 years old for me. You can teach an old dog new tricks, but you must work very hard at it. LOL

    Best to you.


    1483 days ago
    I think we all have started over that many times! It's hard to keep going when you don't see the results as quick as you'd like or there's a bump in the road. Just push through it and keep going! I keep telling myself that every single day.

    1850 days ago
    I'm starting over for the n-th time as well. I think the most important thing is to focus on what you accomplished today not everything you need to accomplish down the road or it can seem impossibly daunting. Good luck on your journey! emoticon
    1852 days ago
    LOL! At least you have a plan for weight loss! That is a great start! Being as big as I am, is difficult to even plan things! But SP has some great chair exercises and, when I feel particularly fat, I just sit in the chair and do one of those. emoticon emoticon
    1860 days ago
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