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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I'm hoping this time the "be good to yourself" advice sticks.

I've downloaded an app on my phone to allow me to track my food being as I'm not always sitting at my computer. I know my weight loss kicks in when I track - and everyone I talk to say it works for them as well. Stick to what works. It's different, but it seems like it will work for me when I'm not sitting here. I look forward to the day when I don't have to do this, but I need to just take one day at a time - and track the one I'm living right now. :-)

I heard something on XM radio the other day that said, "Weight is the symptom" of...? Of something we define. So I thought about that a bit. Weight is the symptom of me not dealing with my emotions in a healthy way and trying to eat them away. So I'm trying to frame my eating with being good to my body and finding other things to do to deal with my emotions that don't involve me wandering into the kitchen to shove any and all food into my body.

I told my husband, "It's time for me to do something about my weight." He's encouraging, told me this morning to take a good walk or run to get my heart rate up. I'm now so far overweight that any movement will get my heart rate up. :-)

So here I go again, Sparkers. I'm not focusing on the big number, but just focusing on what I am doing well for myself today, which only seems right.

Peace Out,

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    You can do this and you are worth the effort it takes to get healthy!

    I love the first line on your Sparkpage - "I'm an athlete wrapped in fat."
    I am too!

    Let's hang in there and make this happen! emoticon emoticon
    2013 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    You know- YOU ROCK!! and you want to know why. ?

    Because you got up this morning and you're still going at it. I've had 2 of my friends sign off of Spark just this week. I wish they stayed, but we all have reasons. Your reasons must be to push on and accomplish the goal you set out for.

    It may not be fun or easy, but that isn't why we are doing this. We want to like the way we look, be proud of what we've done, and Love ourselves for doing it.

    Hang in there. Keep pushing! Always Keep Pushing! emoticon

    I'll keep pushing too. Then some day we'll meet up and have a run together. emoticon
    2020 days ago
    You go girl! (Take it from someone who recently overdid it on the jogging, ahem. Go slow, even if you get an incredible endorphin high from jogging and rest between your walking/jog days.) We all have to start somewhere, but I really like that question, and I don't know how I would answer that. Something to think about.
    2021 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    That is such a great attitude and way of thinking. That kind of mentality will take you far!
    Get going girl! XO
    2021 days ago
    You can do it...I have faith in you. Do you have any hobbies? I use knitting as a way to cope with my feelings and a way to keep my hands busy.
    2022 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Good luck and that is a great way to approach it. keep on pushing and making small changes.
    2022 days ago
    You can do pound at a time! Commitment is key!
    2022 days ago
  • HOAGIE22
    Git Er Dun!!!!
    2022 days ago
    It matters no how many times you stumble or fall so long as you get up each time and continue on!

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

    emoticon Until Tomorrow!

    2022 days ago
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