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It Isn't Easy But I Can Do It With The Help of God

I've been a Spark member for years and lost part of the weight I wanted to loose, then went stagnant. I'd fall off the wagon and then come back as soon as I'd see a little of the weight come creeping back on. Not all bad because I did manage to keep off what I'd already lost. Still, not great because I just never got where I wanted to go.

Lately, I just haven't been able to even get the right mind-set going. I had an accident a while back and as a result of the trauma, severe ...
I've been a Spark member for years and lost part of the weight I wanted to loose, then went stagnant. I'd fall off the wagon and then come back as soon as I'd see a little of the weight come creeping back on. Not all bad because I did manage to keep off what I'd already lost. Still, not great because I just never got where I wanted to go.

Lately, I just haven't been able to even get the right mind-set going. I had an accident a while back and as a result of the trauma, severe arthritis set into my hips - especially the right one. I found that exercise was painful and so I just quit. Then I tried water walking/jogging and found that worked pretty well because it is easier on the joints than pavement or a hard surface. I do like water exercise but some days I just don't feel like putting on a swim suit and trekking to the pool. Especially when I've had a really hectic day at work. This all adds up to me getting lazier and lazier and feeling more and more sorry for myself. So, today, I decided to put on my "Thinking Cap" and figure out how to get in a place where I can get back on track and get where I need to be, weight-wise and strength-wise. I want to look good but, even more, I want to feel good and feel strong. This is important because I'm not a spring-chicken any more. i am in my 60s and a grandmother but in my head I'm still 30 - LOL.

I gave it some thought and decided that this was the first day of the rest of my life and that I am going to start faithfully tracking my food again AND going to find an alternate exercise to water walking that I can do. After some thought I remembered my Walk Away The Pounds DVD that has been sitting in the drawer of my TV cabinet for years. i pulled it out - popped it into the DVD player in my bedroom - and did the 1 mile workout, complete with 2 lb. dumbbells! Surprise, surprise: I was able to do it and didn't experience any noticeable pain! I even broke a good sweat! Woo hoo! How great it felt to do something; feel good about it; kick the depression that was setting in; and, stop feeling sorry for myself. I take no credit for this: the Glory belongs to God. When did I forget that with Him anything is possible. No, the road isn't always easy but we were never promised it would be. I have always considered myself a doer and someone who didn't give up - no matter what. And, here I was - giving up. Shame on me. Maybe when I get into a 'blue funk" I can come back to my Spark Page and remind myself of who I really am.
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My Goals:
Lose 25 lbs. and get back to my healthy eating habits!

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Stay in my calorie range; keep an eye on my nutrition every day; get in some exercise every day.

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I live in sunny Arizona with my DH and am the mom of three adult children and two stunningly handsome and intelligent little grandsons - oops! that sounds like bragging but other Granny's understand -LOL If I don't look in the mirror, I forget I'm not 30 any more but then age is largely a state of mind and I think I'm losing mine! I am a Christian and have a strong faith in the LORD. I've been told I'm a great cook but don't ask me for a recipe because I was taught with the pinch of this - dash of that - method. I even find myself modifying my Spark recipes, somewhat.

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I love mysteries - books, Telly, and movies. BBC is my absolute favorite when it comes to detective shows and I adore British comedy. Some of my favorites are The IT Crowd, Father Ted, Keeping Up Appearances - Murdoch Mysteries , Taggert, Blue Murder, Jonathan Creek, etc. I also re-watch the original Dark Shadows whenever I get in the mood for something ridiculous and campy.

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9/26/2014 11:00:07 PM

Carol .... thanks so much for the note!!! I'm so glad my idea helped you. I just love relaxation music .... anytime! I have found a group called the Piano Guys. I don't even make it through the first song ---- and like you, I'm out!! Headphones make it so much nicer because it blocks out all the other noises of a house .... I can't find a pair that I can sleep in though. What kind do you have?

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9/23/2014 5:03:38 PM

Hey there, Spark Buddy. emoticon
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Thanks for the friend add!!! Hope you have a great weekend Carol.

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