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Tigers are here...saving me from the scary food and giving me support.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I am a tiger in blc26. I am ready to prowl the jungle and make it happen.
It is a scary jungle out there....filled with ice cream, cake, lasagna, tacos and all kinds of other dangerous things. I have to walk softly by the candy section so it does not call my name. The ice cream aisle is enchanting and full of sugar and exploding with all kinds of flavor. The little ones are all right for a special treat but the big ones linger in the dark, waiting for you to have more and more. Oh my head is hurting and my stomach aching.

Is there no hope! No one to save me from all these calorie laden foods that I don't need!

Wait! Is it? Yes it is! Its portion control man. He brought me measuring cups, spoons and a scale. I see him through the haze in the jungle. He is coming with other tigers. They are going to take me away from all the confusion and support me. They have brought S.M.A.R.T woman with them. She and the tigers and cheering me on. They say make a plan. Do it right!

Who am I? That's me. I need help. I want to be sleek and healthy. I want to prowl with the tigers and be able to jump, run and roarrrrrrrrrrr. A human tiger that is lol.

I have my tiger pack to keep me in line and to run with me. We will succeed! The eye of the tiger is watching me and giving me hope and saving me from the call of the insanity and running with me into the jungle.

they are with me...

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L*I*T*A* 9/16/2014 8:53AM

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GOANNA2 9/16/2014 3:00AM

    You go tiger! emoticon emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/15/2014 10:28PM

    Go, girl!!! I found the BLC too time consuming (but, I was on a very intense team).Hope it works well for you!

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FACETOTHEVEIL 9/15/2014 9:24PM

    Atta girl! Portion control man to the rescue! :)

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LADYDL 9/15/2014 9:24PM

    emoticon I will be cheering you on!

I love my digital kitchen scale!!


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AUNTALICE2 9/15/2014 9:16PM

    Love your blog!! You are just great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/15/2014 8:56PM

    emoticon Wonderful Analogies!! Loved your Blog!!

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JENNBECK831 9/15/2014 8:22PM

    That portion control man is great! I love my digital kitchen scale and my measuring cups. I was shocked to measure out 1 serving of ice cream the other evening and realize that in the past I've been more likely to dish up 3 servings (or more) for myself. I'm learning to be more content with less.

I've so glad you've found a supportive team for the BL challenge. It seems like having a whole team of ladies depending on you to "pull your weight" can be great motivation, and the encouragement we give and receive each other is awesome as well.

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KEEPITUP62 9/15/2014 8:02PM

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Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

Determination today leads to success tomorrow!
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I did it! walked for one hour straight

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Yesterday and today I walke hubbys wheelchair ramp. It is 90 steps for a full round and I did 50 complete rounds or 4500 steps! I did have to take a breather about every 6 rounds but hey it was only for about a min. A mile is 2500 steps so almost did 2 miles at one time. Yeah me. Friday, for the blc, need to do a 5 k so need to get going every day a little more.
I am so proud of myself for doing it 2 days in a row. I was sore but I did it anyway and will do it every day until it gets to bad and then will have to do it inside.
I still have to work on my eating. I plan a good meal and then sometimes what hubby is having looks better and I eat it. Today I didn't start out the best but will plan the rest and stick to it. Wish me luck.
I am a tiger...hear me roar.
I have the power, now time to use it!

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/15/2014 10:29PM

    Yay, Pam!

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GOANNA2 9/15/2014 8:21AM

    Well done Pam. You can do it. Just keep going
and you will find it gets easier. By the way, I have
not stopped working yet. Will have more time after
the end of the school year (December 12). emoticon

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    Woohoo - way to go!

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SEATTLE58 9/14/2014 3:31PM

    Awesome! emoticon emoticon How did your feet take it? I'm so happy for you that it worked. That gives you all the more determination to do it again! emoticon emoticon

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AUNTALICE2 9/14/2014 2:09PM

    You go girl!!! Think it is really awesome you found a way to exercise on a level you can manage! I am cheering for you my friend! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/14/2014 1:48PM

    Great job! Good for you!

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It is my time...I need help!

Friday, September 12, 2014

I can't believe I let myself gain it back again. I have not weighed for a week and a half and gained again. I am back to 285. I can't seem to focus and need a push....a lot of pushing.
I have quit co leader on 2 teams because I am always focusing on challenges and helping others. I am great at giving advice but not on taking it.
I got down to 279 and then went up again. I sometimes think my head is just crazy. I know I want this so bad and yet...I go along fine and the screw up again. I am positive but just need a purpose...a good goal and stick with it. I need structure and I need to find me. Sounds silly but I know I am in there somewhere. I help others...why can't I help myself?
I am signing up for the blc26 and hope they take me because I need it so bad. I did it before and I know I can do it again, I made time for it by sacrificing my co leader roll. It was a decision not made lightly because I love those teams and the people on them but I needed to do this for me.
It is my time. It is my year...I have to do this. Hubby needs me to be stong and to be stong...I need to lose some of this weight and get healthy.

I need help.

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GOANNA2 9/14/2014 5:43AM

    You can do this Pam. I know you are not a quitter
and will get back on the right track. I am feeling
exactly the same as you.
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SEATTLE58 9/13/2014 11:20PM

    I feel that I know just how you feel, because I'm struggling with the same thing as you know. I know what really made me click back in 2011 and I'm trying to dig deep within to get that click once again. Think of why you so desperately came to SP to begin with. What made you so scared that you felt that you had to get the weight off once and for all? For me, it was that I watched my sister get sick with type 2 diabetes and she lost alot of her vision, her feeling in her legs and ended up on dialysis because her body went into kidney failure. Was 2 weeks in the hospital and 3 weeks in a nursing home, at the age of 54, and passed away on the way to the ER. I didn't want to die like that. It was horrible!! So I know that I need to get that alive in my mind again and then I'll be set in my mind to have it all click. And you can too, if you think of what made you so desperate. We can do it and we will!! Let's make the rest of 2014 the best that we can, ok?! We can!

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BKNOCK 9/13/2014 7:54PM

    It is so easy to slip into old habits without even realizing it! You also have a lot of stress in your life so don't beat your self up to bad!

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GRANJERRY1 9/13/2014 8:07AM


You can definitely do it. The moment is yours....go forth and seize it.

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/13/2014 1:11AM

    You can do it!

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AUNTALICE2 9/12/2014 9:34PM

    What you are handling is difficult. Your help is within yourself. It is hard to find and get a hold of. I know because I have been fighting the same battle. You know all the answers but implementing them is really hard. Your strength is there my friend....you can do it. You have been so good to others....now it is time to be good to yourself! Sometimes you give so much you give yourself away. Change it now...for yourself!! You go girl!!! emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 9/12/2014 8:52PM

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Baby Steps ... one day at a time.

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KEEPITUP62 9/12/2014 8:39PM

    It is so true that sometimes we get so caught up trying to help fix others that we forget about ourselves.
I used to be like this until this year when I decided that I needed to help me and let others help themselves.

When I say others, I mean those people around me personally not here at Spark People.
I too used to take on too much thinking it would benefit me however it only stressed me more especially when I would have some bad days.
You have made a good decision which is the first step in helping YOURSELF..............
Start from the beginning with baby steps, setting small goals for yourself and working up from there.

It will work if you want it to and for a while, you rely on others to help you okay.
Allow others to help inspire and encourage you.

You are so worth this for being the kind and thoughtful person you are. It IS YOUR TIME.

All the best in reaching your goals.
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September 11th, hear from the voice of a little girl who talks to her daddy in heaven.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I can't add words that will justify the loss of this little girls father. I cried as I listened to her talk to her daddy in heaven. I tried to think of how and why this could happen in or country or the world at all. It chills me to my heart to think that some people could be so heartless as to kill so many people for nothing...why? There are so many like this little girl without dads, moms nd siblings because of the jealousy and greed of terrorists who think they are doing Gods work. the link is at the bottom.
God would never want for this to happen...not anywhere or any time. It is man who in his infinite greed and the no it all mentalities of those who think they should get what many have fought for, by just taking it. America is not just a country. It is a way of life...a place of freedom and those who want to live in peace. for that many have died to protect those whom they love...and the land that they live in.
To those who have died on September 11th may you sleep in peace, with no pain

Why did they die?
Who took them away?
I still hear the cry,
on this the saddest day.
What did they do but live
to bring about peace.
Why can't the cries
that terroists bring cease.
Never will we forget
freedom has a price.
Those who have died
will be remembered on this day
Those who tried to rescue them
fought hard in every way.
Rest in Peace.


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GOANNA2 9/14/2014 5:40AM

    No one will ever forget, including me. Why is it that evil
can run rampant and cause so much heartache to the
innocents? I pray for all victims of terror and also keep
praying that these terrorists are brought to justice.
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HAWTGRANNY2014 9/11/2014 11:00PM

    Can you imagine what her mommy goes through trying to explain to her that her daddy can't come and visit herl

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LJCANNON 9/11/2014 1:41AM

    emoticon Praying for all who were and continue to be touched by Terrorism. No matter what it LOOKS Like from here, God is Still In Control!

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GRANJERRY1 9/11/2014 1:32AM

    Very Sad!!! Saluting all the innocents & brave hearts who lost their lives to mindless terror!!!

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COL33-PEA33 9/11/2014 1:15AM

    So sad. But glad you posted the tribute. Do not think I will ever forget. emoticon

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What steps do you have to take to make that life a reality? Instead of WISHING, start DOING. Put a p

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Imagine that you are perfectly content with every aspect your life. What does that life look like? What steps do you have to take to make that life a reality? Instead of WISHING, start DOING. Put a plan into action today!

this is the question or visualization on sp today. This takes a lot of thought. I do wish a lot...win the lottery ... a magic wand to wave and be thin. Oh fairy godmother where are you?

the steps I need to take. break
1. break the sugar addiction. I bought more fruit this month and am eating watermelon.
Do not bring any sugar into the house! If I have to have something eat it out and only under an emergency. Craving is not an emergency but sometimes seems like it.

2. More movement
I have been doing at least 10 min a day but need to do much more. So need to do 60 min. Even if broken down to increments of 20 min. each.

3. More fruit and vegetables for health and fiber.

4. Get more fiber, soluable and insoluable fiber.

Soluble fiber dissolves in water. Insoluble fiber does not. To some degree these differences determine how each fiber functions in the body and benefits your health.

Soluble fibers attract water and form a gel, which slows down digestion. Soluble fiber delays the emptying of your stomach and makes you feel full, which helps control weight. Slower stomach emptying may also affect blood sugar levels and have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity, which may help control diabetes. Soluble fibers can also help lower LDL (“bad”) blood cholesterol by interfering with the absorption of dietary cholesterol.
Sources of soluble fiber: oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, oat bran, strawberries, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers, celery, and carrots.

Insoluble fibers are considered gut-healthy fiber because they have a laxative effect and add bulk to the diet, helping prevent constipation. These fibers do not dissolve in water, so they pass through the gastrointestinal tract relatively intact, and speed up the passage of food and waste through your gut. Insoluble fibers are mainly found in whole grains and vegetables.
Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit, and root vegetable skins.
taken from WebMD. to read the rest go to.

This is my plan to get those wishes to come true. Not sure about the lottlery lol...guess I need to buy a ticket.

Before things can happen...we have to try and make them come true.

So climb out of that hole that you have been feeling sorry for yourself in and get moving. I know you can do it and I can too. We just need to make getting healthy and moving a habit and it will be easier.

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L*I*T*A* 9/9/2014 9:22PM

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AUNTALICE2 9/9/2014 9:17PM

    Pam, you do make a very excellent point. You are very motivating my friend! emoticon

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BKNOCK 9/9/2014 8:20PM

    Great blog!

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COLOR-BLUE 9/9/2014 8:06PM


This is an EXCELLENT blog!!! Thank you for sharing and reinforcing what you passed on using the team message boards. Your blog just gives me more hope and determination and I know that it comes from another young lady with a lot of determination!

- Nancy Jean -

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GRANJERRY1 9/9/2014 7:25PM

    Thanks for the info on soluble & insoluble fibres.....great motivating blog. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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