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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I have not been very consistent with writing in my journal. It should be easy, as I have so many thought running through my head… You see my roommate burned my house down on October 12, of last year I have been fighting with the insurance for 9 long months, and still in a hotel. What does this have to do with this sight?

Well let me tell you: Last year I have crept back up to my highest weight of 232. My cholesterol was high along with my blood pressure; and just one more blood test away for being classified as a diabetic. I lost my mother to the final stages of Diabetics. I knew I had to do something, this was no longer a vanity issue, I watched my mother go through all those lazar eye surgeries, along with the dialysis, and vein transplants, and finally amputation started.

I knew I needed to do something and NOW, not LATER. THIS WAS MY LIFE, I WAS EATING AWAY. I hired a personal trainer for 12 weeks and lost 30 lbs, but not until I stepped up the cardio to 3-5 miles of walking a day, being a ADHD Kid, I can not hang on the treadmill very long without getting board, I would go to the trails aground the lake which is almost on the way home. So that worked for me, I kept the trainer for another 12 weeks and lost another 20 pounds.

After the house burned down and the turmoil with the insurance (STILL FIGHTING THEM), All the stress, ended me up in the hospital. Now there came the weight right back on, over the past 9 months I have gained almost all the weight back. Living in a hotel, and comfort eating landed me right back here again. I have been tracking but not really using the meal planner, hard to cook in hotel room. I have been lurking around here for a while, lot of good information here.

I managed to find the exercises for the week and printed them off. And I am going to the Gym today after work; NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP ME FROM GOING TO THE GYM TO DAY…… YEAAAH!!!!

No excuses, there are only two choices, MAKE PROGRESS OR MAKE EXCUSES.

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GREG32572 7/19/2011 11:17AM

    I believe there is a 3rd choice, progress not perfection :)

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SUECHRIS50 7/19/2011 11:09AM

    I love the fact you have been where you have and are still positive!! emoticon

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Yes, the Evil Powder Donuts won the battle last night, ate just one, which started the ball rolling, before I knew it I have eaten 5, and two large sugar cinnamon cookies too. I did so well over the weekend usually my big down fall, so I weigh myself on Mondays now, this helps keep me on track through the weekend.

Before I would beat my self up, and talk to my self like I would not allow any one else to. But today, I know it is all a journey, learning from those mistakes; no I can’t just eat one yet, maybe someday I will be able to do that but not today… oh well better today than yesterday. I know I have no control over sweets yet, so today I have Greek yogurt for breakfast today.

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GRANDMASHOUSE 7/12/2011 11:04AM

    I'm glad you didn't beat yourself up over this. Just so you know that you are not alone in this - Powdered cinnamon donuts are my downfall as well.

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SUGARPUNK52 7/12/2011 10:21AM

  Good attitude! Baby steps! Every day's a new one.

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Every morning I start over.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Every morning I tell my self I will start exercising today. I set up a plan; but by the time I get off work, all I want to do is go lay down.

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JANICE1313 7/12/2011 10:06AM

    thanks for all the suggestions.

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ELUNAMAKATA 7/6/2011 12:39PM

    I always tell myself, I can' do ANYTHING for 10 minutes, even this! And then do it. It helps me to remind myself that 10 minutes is nothing! I even used that statement when the family got me on a roller coaster at the Nickelodeon theme park in the Mall of America over the weekend!!

You can do ANYTHING for 10 minutes. 10 minutes of trying is better than 10 minutes of not trying! You can do it!!

Take a look at what you are intending on doing, is it something you love to do? Find something you love to do!

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HEALTHY156 7/6/2011 11:19AM

    While every day is a fresh start, I agree with the above, ten mins, bring your gym clothes to work with you and change in the bathroom before you leave. Then ten minutes, whether it is a gym workout, a walk around the neighborhood or park, or a quick set of jumping jacks, planks and wall push ups. You can commit to ten!!

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WINNIE1978 7/6/2011 8:55AM

    Maybe you need a less vague statement to start your day like "Today I will exercise for 10 minutes!" Then make yourself do something for 10 minutes. You might surprise yourself and exercise longer once you get started. I tell myself I have to go to the gym for at least 10 minutes and hold myself to it... and I have yet to leave the gym without doing my full 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training. Getting started is the hard part. emoticon

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LRK4CHRIST 7/6/2011 8:30AM

    I think we're all a little like that at times. But i dare u to just take 10 mins of ur time after work and just do a work out.

U can even do one of the short 10 min workouts they have available on sparkpeople.com. I know its not easy but take a little step and then move forward from that.

I hope I was helpful. Be blessed!

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