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Sunday, October 14, 2012

As I sit here and read other people's comments and blogs i just have to wonder if I'm not doing enough or when will I really have to do more. Right now I am losing so I'm still good. I exercise about 30 mins a day 6 days a week. I'm not sure how I will have more time to do more. With my busy life sometimes it is hard to get 30 mins in. Always before when I started to add longer times I would quit altogether. Then I found out today that I am probably not eating enough. It feels like a very hard balance and almost overwhelming. I am trying not to dwell on it and just keep working. Like I said right now everything is going well. I am really rambling and am not even sure why. I guess I shouldn't borrow trouble till it comes my way.

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ANDY_54 10/14/2012 10:34AM

    I think you're doing really great. Averaging exercise 6 days per week on top of just plain "living and doing" is wonderful! And like you said, you're still losing, that's an indicator that maybe you're right where you should be? I'm sort of guessing here--new to SP and still learning. Love your blog, though! Keep up the good work!

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CELESTE_B 10/14/2012 8:28AM

    I'm losing at a really slow rate but for me....I'm so glad to see it coming off.

I get up early and workout before work. I have to. I will not do it later. I know me.

I too had to look at my calorie range. I just raised the amount of calories I wanted to burn per week and then my range went up a little.

One thing I am going to have to remember to do is count my farm activities in my fitness minutes....because some of that (to my surprise) really does burn a lot of calories.

Don't compare yourself to anyone else. You are very unique and special and just keep working on you and doing what you can do.


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FERRETLOVER1 10/14/2012 8:24AM

    Don't stress yourself out about how much exercise to do. Do what you can. Anything is better than nothing and I think 30 minutes a day 6 days a week is simply emoticon .

Be sure that you are getting enough calories every day - 1200-1500 per day is ideal since that way you are getting enough vitamins, minerals, etc. Don't ever go too low, your body will think it is being starved and will hoard every single calorie it can.

Yes, it's an overwhelming journey...but emoticon

Use SparkPeople to help you along - it really works! Read the articles - they are chock-full of fantastic advice and suggestions. Participate in SparkTeams - your SparkFriends will be there to help you along.

One day at a time...one step at a time...

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A good day

Friday, October 12, 2012

Today was the first day I have felt like I am getting somewhere. I had to go shopping today and while I was at the store I had to go by the chips and snack food isle. Temptation was there but I was able to walk on by. It felt so good leaving that store with no snacks or junk food in my cart. When I got home I was able to fix a healthy lunch which included fresh veggies. Out of all my struggles eating right is the hardest. I'm doing well with exercising but the eating part is hard. I tell ya It feels great.

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AUNTB63 10/12/2012 12:28PM

    Great job on passing on the junk food. One step....one day at a time. The next time you might to buy some of those chips etc....remember how empowering it felt today to pass them by. Have a great week end and let's stay healthy together...

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CMZERIMAR 10/12/2012 12:13PM

    emoticon AWESOME!!! ~Cici

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why I want to lose weight

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

There are many reasons i want to lose.
1. To be around for when I have grandchildren.
2.to be able to go hiking without dieing.
3 to learn how to play tennis.
4. To feel healthy and fit.
5. My mom had lots of health problems and died young I don't want to be like that.
6. I am tired of being fat

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CELESTE_B 10/11/2012 6:03AM

    I hear ya...and you can do it. Your doing it. Be very proud.

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/10/2012 7:11AM

    You've listed six great reasons to get healthy!!! Now you can focus on the path that will lead you to where you want to be!!!

Keep on keeping on !!!

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/10/2012 7:09AM

  These are very good reasons! emoticon

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When to say enough is enough

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Yesterday I was very busy doing lots of different things. In the morning I was painting wall at a boys and girls club for a few hours. then in the afternoon my family and I stacked 7 cords of wood. My muscles are sore today but when I looked at my pedometer I only walked like 4ooo steps. I have been trying to get at least 8ooo a day. I was so tired but felt guilty and wasn't sure if I should take a walk to get cardio in as well as my steps..... I said nope enough was enough and relaxed. this morning I am still questioning it which is really dumb because yesterday is over. but my mind thinks i should do 2x as much today.

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METOBE 10/7/2012 3:43PM

    I'm sure you realize that all exercise and exertion does not have a "steps" equivalent. Good examples are the painting and stacking wood that you did. So look at the whole picture, for instance by tracking your exercise and targeting a specific total calories burned. Supposedly 2000 steps is about a mile. I'd bet stacking several cords of wood and painting burned way more calories than walking another two miles. Sometimes we can get a little too "anal" about our goals. I know I sure do. (um... for instance spending as much as half an hour extra for a meal calculating and tweaking everything down to the gram to come in exactly just under my target carbs/fat/proteins and total calories. I'm a diabetic so I know that really helps, but I don't think being off the number of grams in a few raspberries or an almond is really going to kill me or derail my whole health program.)

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SENIMMO 10/7/2012 2:57PM

    No guilt. Overdoing would have just put you out of commission for who knows how many days (been there, done that! Trying to avoid it now with rehab on my new knee :-) Just do what you can. And stacking wood-IS cardio!

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AUNTB63 10/7/2012 10:23AM

    You should only deal with today....your choice yesterday was a good one and today it a new starting point, like each day is. Enjoy your day guilt free. Have a wonderful/healthy Sunday. emoticon

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PICKIE98 10/7/2012 9:03AM

    Nah, today is a fresh day, you rested as needed and used common sense,, If you had overdone yesterday, you would be flat-out today!! Leave the guilt at the door and baby steps out for some steps today!!

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a new day

Friday, October 05, 2012

Yesterday was a little rough for me. I ate more than I should have and was less motivated. I think I was very tired and so my energy was low. Then I was home alone last night so I got the munchies. not good but today is a new day and like many of you have said I'm not starting over I'm just stepping forward. God is good and He brings me back. So today is a busy packed day with tons to do and lots of movement.

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AUNTB63 10/5/2012 8:49AM

    Looking back on my journey whenever I took a backward step it was because I was tired. I would munch my way through the day and did not exercise. Now I know better and when I'm tired I put up post its all over the place reminding me to eat healthy and at least take a walk. Love your attitude and yes everyday is a new opportunity to move forward. Have a wonderful day and let's stay healthy together.

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