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Always good at starting; poor at finishing

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I lack motivation or something. I do really good starting and my will power and drive only lasted 2 weeks and I'm already losing ground. In this case, should I say gaining weight. I had a really busy week last week. Gave into temptation a few days. Did not feel well. Did not exercise for 2 days because I was sick. The results? weight gain......I gained 1 1/2 pounds.

So I am disgusted and left wondering what is wrong with me? How do I stay on track? I'm sorry. I guess I'm just whining and I know that does not do anyone any good, including myself. I can not be the only with this problem though. Sometimes it just helps to know that others have struggled with the same thing. I hate the struggle. I wish it was easy, but it's not, so I have to keep pushing forward from where I am at now.

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PURPLEBEAR1963 9/25/2013 4:49PM

    You are definitely not alone! I can relate too!
I stick with exercise/activity well enough...
not with the "calorie intake"....
we go out to eat a lot and I eat wayyyy to much at night time!
Killing me!
Seems like every week I'm saying - Okay, this week is it, I'm getting serious and I mean it!
But... We will do this! :-)

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TAMKAT79 9/25/2013 4:14PM

    I can relate to being an enthusiastic starter but an unreliable finisher, but as others already mentioned this is not a race. there is no finish line, its making life changes and learning new things along the way. I understand your frustration at gaining weight last week, but you can make positive steps this week. emoticon

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LUANN7 9/25/2013 3:38PM

    your not alone and it stinks when the scale moves upward. emoticon emoticon

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CHRISSY889 9/25/2013 3:16PM

    Hi you are not alone. We all do the same things. It is very hard to change one aspect of our personalities and we are changing more than one. Hang in there. I went to your blog because I needed to read about someone who was having doubts just like me. Best of luck and great enthusiasm for this program!

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TERI-RIFIC 9/25/2013 1:59PM

    I hear you. Sometimes I hate to be enthusiastic at the beginning of things because of my track record of not finishing. That is why I picked the screen name one day at a time because that is my only hope and I need to remind myself of it constantly.

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KATRINAKRAUT 9/25/2013 12:58PM

    You are human and if you read other blogs, you will know that you are not alone. RARE are the people who march forward everyday until they reach their goal. More likely you will hear about three steps forward, one step back but living in the meantime. That is the point. it has to be sustainable. Not an all or nothing ordeal. This is not punishment. Remain engaged in life.Maybe there is some healthy food which you Eat it! For me., that was buying a pomegranate yesterday. I had to "reframe" my thought process. Pomegranate was $3. Sort of expensive for one piece of fruit but I would not have blinked an eye at buying a latte for the same price. So I plunked down three bucks for a pomegranate and it was fun and messy to eat. I might do it again. I might not. So out of the rut, change things up, move on. Kowabunga!!!

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Letting God's grace soak in

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Romans 5:18 "Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men."

Last week-end I went to a Beth Moore Simulcast and she spoke about grace. I never get tired of hearing about God's grace. His grace is mind blowing. She said something that stuck in my head she said, "Jesus has enough righteousness for both of us." In other words, Jesus' righteousness is enough for me and Him. I have never been righteous and without Christ I never will me.

I have been thinking about this. It's so true then these thoughts came to me. Jesus sets us free to admit who we are and to be who we are.

Who Am I?

I am a flawed, fallen, imperfect human being who sins and makes mistakes. My sins cause pain to God and sometimes others. I can admit who I imperfect human who is broken and flawed because I am also :

Loved beyond measure or human comprehension
Chosen by God, the creator of this universe to be with Him and to know Him.
Wanted by my God, He desires me, He wants to be with me forever.
I am liked by my God.
I Belong to Him.

Because God loves me and is helping me to accept His love I am also a person who is learning to accept and love others for who they really are...imperfect, flawed, fallen and loved beyond all measure.

I think this is the beginning of the freedom Jesus spoke about. He said, "If the son sets you free you will be free indeed." John 8:36

Grace.....I hope I never get tired of hearing about God's wonderful grace. What are you learning about grace?

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LUANN7 9/19/2013 2:45PM

    Iagree with what you said we are all sinners and because of his grace and love we are set free.God loves us beyond comprehension.

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TINY67 9/19/2013 1:15PM

    Let it in.

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Laura Story; I can just be me

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I can really relate to this song. Learning to let go and let God be God in my life. It's a good thing, but I think we need God to help us let go.

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CARRIE925 9/18/2013 6:41PM

    I feel the same god helps me a lot through a lot of things.

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Lost 3 pounds in the last 7 days!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

So, I've been faithfully recording my food in my journal for the past 7 days. I was afraid to get on the scale this morning because I was not able to exercise as much as I was before. I was pleasantly surprised when it registered 3 pounds lighter. I even stepped off and on again several time....just to be sure it was right. I am happy with this progress.

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TXPATRIOT 9/11/2013 6:03PM

    I've done that before--stepped on and off the scale to make sure it's right. emoticon

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You are doing awesome!

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CARRIE925 9/11/2013 4:52PM

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ANASONIC 9/11/2013 4:35PM

    That's awesome! You are doing great! emoticon

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EMMACORY 9/11/2013 4:30PM

    emoticon emoticon Your success will motivate me to be more consistent about recording my food. Keep up the excellent work! emoticon

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The problem with over commitment.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

I committed to do more than I knew I could do and it did not pay off. Here I am 5 months latter, 15 pounds heavier with 1 more inch around my belly. I am not back to where I started, thank goodness...but almost. I am still 7 pounds lighter than I was when I started.....but I could be 22 or more.

I will admit that I over committed, doing things that were good, but leaving out things that were important....namely exercise and meal planning. For the last 5 months I have eaten whatever I wanted to and done very little exercise.

Prior to this over commitment I was able to exercise on my tread climber for 30 minutes plus do a sparks people I am pushing it to do 15 minutes on the treadclimber or do a video. It amazes me how quickly my body can get out of shape.

The results of doing good things at the expense of doing the important things are:
My sugar is higher - it was nearly normal, not any more
I tire more easily than I did when I was making time for exercise
Weight gain
I've noticed more aches and pains

Solution: Pray about what is best. Find the best and schedule it
Admit that I only have 24 hours in a day.
Live within my human limitations
With the help of God and friends, live the course He has set before me.

Tie it all together...... self sacrifice at the expense of ones own health only wears us out quicker. It may seem that we are getting more done....but in the long run we are not, we may even be shortening our own lives and thus making ourselves unavailable to serve others for years.

Persevere, do not give up, get back up, just do it.

I guess I need a pep talk

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LUANN7 9/7/2013 7:39PM

    Now that you see the problems you can fix them. emoticon emoticon

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TXPATRIOT 9/7/2013 4:17PM

    Sometimes the hardest, but most important word to learn to use is, "no".

I know, I am learning to balance my time, serving others and reality.

I pray you do find that balance, as well.

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GRAMMYNSC 9/7/2013 1:35PM

    I have found that the only way for me to drop pounds is to exercise for at least 45mins a can be split up if needed and also you have to stay within your range that SP sets for you which means counting everything you put in your mouth! Good luck

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CERTHIA 9/7/2013 1:28PM

    You are worth committing to your own health first! I hope you find a way to balance your own needs with your other commitments. I am sure you can turn this around one small step at the time.

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