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Too "Caring"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

As I've gotten older I've realized I'm a VERY caring person. Some times I realize I care too much about things that really shouldn't burden me as they do.

One good example of that is working above and beyond my 40 hours to get things done ahead of a deadline because I care about getting it done right the first time and well ahead of schedule. This is great and I'm sure my bosses love it but sometimes it interferes with my personal life. I even was answer work calls while I was in labor with my daughter.

The reason I'm blogging about this here though is because every time I add someone to my "friends" list on here it's because I've read their page and care about watching them on their journey. So when they aren't active I start to worry because I know how hard this journey is and how important it is to get healthy.

I was on another Sparkers page and I noticed the came back for about a day and then disappeared again and I truly wish I could grab them and shake them out of whatever funk they might be in so we can work together on this journey. I try to follow up with my active friends or at least comment and like their accomplishment or statuses in my friend feed.

Losing weight is the hardest thing any of us with ever do but we do not have to do it alone! I know I shouldn't feel sad/upset about someone I have never met and them not meeting their own personal goals, but I am. Each and every one of you are worth the daily battles that lead up to winning the ultimate fight against FAT! We can do it, TOGETHER! I am here for not only me but YOU as well! emoticon emoticon

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AZULVIOLETA6 11/19/2014 1:05PM

    Never worry about me--losing weight is not even on the top-ten list of hardest things that I have done in my life. :)

I guess that I am sad when I see that somebody has given up, but a high attrition rate seems like a normal thing in this context.

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CHSHULER89 11/19/2014 7:35AM

    Thanks for adding me! Totally understand! It does matter. I appreciate the support and encouragement! I like that we understand and are able to relate. It helps in so many ways. I have been struggling a little bit lately, but I know with my own belief and others believing and supporting that I will be strong and keep going. Thanks for believing in yourselve and others!:)

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DAVIS_6311 11/18/2014 2:00PM

    I'm glad I'm not alone! Thanks! I do understand it is hard for some to admit they have fallen off the bandwagon but here we are in a no judgement zone. Or at least that is how I feel.

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JENSTRESS 11/18/2014 10:55AM

    I love this! I've been on both sides of this. What I have found is this. If you are failing, SP is very convicting. You know you are making mistakes or doing wrong things, well, it is hard to get back on the horse and admit you messed up. But I'm right there with you, I want people to use this site and work it out!

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NASFKAB 11/18/2014 8:12AM

  you wrote about ME too am the same way care about others but never get any friendship or acknowledgement from them

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 11/18/2014 8:05AM

    I'm the same way sometimes!

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Honesty is the best policy, right!?!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Well as I was looking at my AMAZING fellow Sparkers pages I noticed a common theme. They were honest (or seemingly so) about how much they weighed throughout their journey. So I changed my ticker to actual show my HONEST weight. I'm tired of hiding. I'm putting it out there and I'm going to work my butt off (literally) to get that football to the end zone!

Yes, on one of my pictures it says my highest weight was 235...LIE! BIG FAT LIE! My highest non-pregnant weight was 251 BEFORE kids! I know the numbers don't define me and the scale won't tell me I'm beautiful but it's time I get REAL and stop hiding.

So from here on out it's the truth and NOTHING but the truth!

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POCKETFULOFSUN 11/16/2014 6:49PM

    I just recently decided to post my accurate real-time progress on my page as well. I had been only entering my weight if I lost. I guess that's how I stayed in the 190's all summer/fall. I am that knowing I will have to post it weakly on my page will give me some incentive to move the numbers in the right direction. emoticon

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DAVIS_6311 11/10/2014 4:14PM

    Thank you! Yes I was 178 when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. So I had lost quite a bit. Only to gain it back but for a good reason LOL! Now to work on getting rid of it again but for forever this time!!

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AZULVIOLETA6 11/10/2014 1:36PM

    Good for you!

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JENSTRESS 11/7/2014 12:19PM

    Ugh, I hear you. I don't know what my highest weight was. I don't know, because I don't own a scale, but I know it was embarrassingly high as well. Probably about what yours was. Good for you for being so honest, so open. Besides, at least that means that you have lost even more!

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Fighting my food addiction...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This morning I was reading on the SP message boards and I read some HARD truths about food. Food is an object, like a pencil. It doesn't shove itself down our throat we CHOOSE to eat it. The best definition I found is below...

CHOOSE: to select freely and after consideration

The part that blows my mind is that I have mindlessly chosen to ALLOW food to control me. To allow food to have a voice and the strength to make me eat it. Realizing that I hold all the power has FINALLY flipped a switch! I don't have to eat junk just because it's there.

I feel like this is my "aha" moment and I will not CHOOSE to allow food to have power. I will allow it to be the OBJECT it truly is. I will select freely AFTER consideration.

I have the power to break this cycle and NOT pass it on to my children.

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DAVIS_6311 11/10/2014 4:12PM

    Thank you for your comments!

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CHSHULER89 11/8/2014 6:35PM

    Awesome! Keep it going! I need to remind myself lately and keeping positive. You will accomplish anything you set your mind too!

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JENSTRESS 11/7/2014 12:21PM

    I LOVE this. I always hated the food addiction because it is the one thing you can't stay away from. If you are addicted to drugs, you just stay away from them, cigarrettes, same thing, but food you need to survive. It is honestly why sugar and me don't have a relationship right now, and will likely almost never have one again.

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DTHOR6 10/16/2014 4:02PM

    Good for you! I love the food is an object like a pencil that is a great way to explain it.

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What are YOUR Locker Room Shower Tips?!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

So I shower at the gym a couple of times a week but it seems to be a long arduous process. Do you have any tips or tricks to help speed it up!?!? Or even tips on how to feel less "dirty" from showering in a public place LOL! I feel like there are germs everywhere! But I have to remind myself that the likely hood of the germs killing me are MUCH less than being obese.

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DAVIS_6311 11/10/2014 4:11PM

    Thanks for the tip about the soap! Yeah I am often going in the morning so I have to take a real shower before work.

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AZULVIOLETA6 11/10/2014 1:42PM

    Hmmm...well, every gym has a different type of setup. There are some where you can really get clean and some where rinsing off is the best you can hope for.

What time of day you are exercising makes a difference too. I take a real shower at home in the morning, and then if I do shower at the gym, it can just be to wash off the sweat after an evening workout.

One tip--don't try to deal with bar soap--too hard to re-wrap and to keep it from breaking into pieces. Find a good body wash with a smell that you love and use that instead.

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October Goals

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

So It's a new month and I failed on my last goal. I'm disappointed but feeling more motivated than ever to make sure I stick with this months goals.

1) Track everything! I mean it this time! I've been doing well for the past few days.

2) Exercise everyday using the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. It's only 20 minutes...who can't find 20 minutes to workout?!?!

3) Lose 8lbs this month! Kind of hefty goal but I can easily accomplish it if I track my food and exercise.

So here is to a new month and in a few weeks hopefully a new me! emoticon emoticon

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DAVIS_6311 10/3/2014 10:15AM

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement! So far, I've done well sticking to it!

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COURTCOURT04 10/1/2014 2:17PM

    emoticon Anything is possible with the right mindset! Good Luck!

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CAERLEEDS 10/1/2014 10:18AM

  Good luck

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MJRVIC2000 10/1/2014 10:00AM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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