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My Journey to Better Health Begins Again

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I have started over so many times but I am hoping this is my final restart. I am getting a handle on a healthier diet and some exercising some exercising at home. Though I think I was more consistent with everything when I was going to the gym regularly. When exercising at home, I get side tracked or find some excuse not to unfortunately. I know I feel better when I am going to the gym, and controlling the carbs. My physical activity is certainly better during those times. Sure day to day I do all the stuff that needs to be done, but I find myself feeling sluggish and bottom out of energy very early in the evening. I know what works for me, its a matter of doing it and sticking with it.

Til next time,
Barb

  
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ITS_UP_2_ME 8/21/2014 12:33PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I can so relate.
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Should I start fresh with a new account?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

I keep going up and down with my weight loss progress. I am wondering if I should scrap this one and start all over again. It gets really depressing seeing how I would do really good then slip back to old habits. Maybe a clean slate is what I really need to get things going again.

Opinions?

  
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DELIA38961 6/4/2014 10:51AM

    I would just edit and revise your page

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A_RARE_BEAN 6/1/2014 9:40PM

    I wouldn't bother scrapping, you can always edit and change your sparkpage to give a feeling of newness. Plus everything you've written, tracked and logged previously is a good way to understand what works and what doesn't work, what situations help and which ones hinder your progress.

This process is as much about learning who you are, how you tick, and what works for you as it is about watching your ticker go down. Take the lessons of the past and use them as valuable insights not reminders of failures. emoticon emoticon

(edited as I hadn't read the title properly)

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DREAMWEAVER1637 6/1/2014 6:56PM

    I have pondered this very question several times over the years and decided I like seeing where I have been even if it isn't good. It help me hold myself accountable.


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Getting Back to Reducing Carbs

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sometimes I just want to kick myself for getting away from the carb control way of eating. When I am eating the low carb way, I am less sluggish and feel better physically. Five days into this and I am down 6 lbs. I know some of it is water weight but, I feel better. I guess because I have done this before, the induction phase is easier. I have also been walking a half hour daily & hope to increase that soon. It feels nice having the energy to walk that half hour.

Til Next time...

  
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STEPHANIELVN 2/22/2014 10:25PM

    way to go!

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WRITINGRUNNER 2/22/2014 8:18AM

    Thank you for posting this. I need to kick myself back into the carb cutting regime. emoticon emoticon

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Hanging in there this time

Sunday, September 29, 2013

In August I restarted my journey to better health and it seems to be sticking. I am down almost 20 lbs and feeling great! I was even able to do well on our vacation to Wyoming earlier this month. I tried to make healthy food choices and got a bit of walking in on our visit to The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone!

  
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TERRI289 10/7/2013 11:00PM

    Keep it going!!! emoticon

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NEWTINK 9/29/2013 4:19PM

    emoticon I am proud of you !!!! emoticon

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LUVS2EXERCISE 9/29/2013 11:24AM

    emoticon Barb!!! Hope you continue to do well and see results!!! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/29/2013 9:36AM

    Awesome!!! One of the keys to success is to keep on keeping on... refusing to give up is key.....

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Closing in on the 40 lb loss mark!

Friday, May 03, 2013

Just 2 lbs to go! When I first started over I weighed in a 253, that was just 2 lbs below my all-time highest weight. I am now down to 215!

What a difference limiting the "junk", eating healthier, drinking my water and getting in my workouts everyday makes! I feel so much better and hardly ever have that "sluggish" feeling! I might just reach that goal I set for the end of June! All my pants are starting to get so loose!

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Til Next Time!

  
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TWNOMWE 5/10/2013 5:06PM

    emoticon emoticon and keep up the good work!!!

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COOLMAMA11 5/9/2013 5:25PM

    emoticon You go girl, you can do it!

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TATTER3 5/4/2013 12:28PM

    YEA YOU!!!!!

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CALLIECURTIS5 5/4/2013 7:56AM

    40# gone...what a huge accomplishment. I know you feel wonderful and motivated. Keep on emoticon

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