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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Yesterday was a good day. My daughter who keeps me going came home from college. We had a good day and it was a real motivator. I was able to exercise and we eat well (until the ice cream at night). It feels so good to be back and charged ready to work on this. Thanks to all of you who tried to encourage me and give me ideas. I will be implementing some of them.

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MPETERSON2311 11/17/2012 8:46AM

    Yay for your daughter being back home! Don't sweat the ice cream this time. Just get back on the wagon.

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    A companion is so much help on our journey!

Make Today a Great Day!

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each morning

Friday, November 16, 2012

Each morning I wake up with a new resolve and by the end of the day I am depressed because I couldn't make it work. I have cut my exercise down hoping that is what was holding me back.... nope can't seem to do even 10 min a day. The food just seems to jump into my mouth. I have lost all self control. I feel like sleeping all the time. The sad part of it all i know what to do and how to do it but is seems like I just can't do it. Like I said I start the day with good intentions but fail each day. So sorry these blogs have been such downers.

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ANDY_54 11/16/2012 7:40PM

    Hi, I struggle with the day to day stuff, too. Like you, I'm really good in the morning time, but evenings are hard for me. Then again I wonder if it's the time of year--it can be kind of depressing around the holidays sometimes for me. How about focusing one single thing, like 10 mins of exercise per day, once you have that down pat then add in another thing like maybe not eating after dinner. I don't know why but taking each individual thing is easier than doing it all at once. I know I focused on exercise first when I joined SP, to just get moving again. Now I'm focusing on food intake. Hope you find a way. emoticon

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AJB121299 11/16/2012 8:10AM

    just take one meal at a time.

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MYBULLDOGS 11/16/2012 8:05AM



my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years
old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off. took 16 months.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x. took 7 months.

use a salad plate as a dinner plate

use fruit for your sweet tooth cravings, an apple works great. helps with the chewing sensation.

fill your salad plate with half vegetables.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I just read that on another blog and I really hit me that I am trying to do it on my own and not looking for my strength in Him. Time to sit down and look over my priorities. It has to be my relationship with God First and foremost. then I can work on my weight and my health. With Him I can do all things and so I will continue on this journey and make baby steps when that is all I can do. I will rejoice because I can do that.

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STILLHERE1111 11/15/2012 8:34AM

    Have faith and know you will reach your goals.

One day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time.

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MAMISHELI53 11/15/2012 8:34AM

    Hey, that's MY declaration!
He makes all the difference. "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." (2 Cor 4:7) It's not about what I can do in my own flesh and strength - that would be to my glory so that I could boast in myself. But it is to GOD'S glory.
If you haven't checked it out yet, I recommend the site settingcaptivesfree.com and doing the study, The Lord's Table.
Blessings on the journey! Shel

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slow recovery

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I seem to have to go back to the basics to get my motivation back. So this week I am trying to eat right. It is a slow uphill climb. I had full intentions of working out yesterday but my energy level was so low I went to bed. I slept over 9 hours and I'm not sure I am fully rested yet. So I will try again today to exercise. but I am tracking my food so that is a start. I think I am eating too much. I was sure I went over yesterday but when I tracked it it was in range. Maybe because they think I am exercising?



Monday, November 12, 2012

I have come to realize how much my mind hinders me. It makes me feel defeated and overwhelmed. It plays games with me all the time. So now that I know this I must do something to change it. I am not sure how just yet but it will come. I am tired of being that sour person. I have come a long way and I know I can't stop yet. So like so many have said Just do it. Fake it till you make it. So today I will go back to the beginning again and start out small and work up. God is my strength and I am wondering if I am getting caught up in myself and not relying on Him. Oh I know I have to do my part but I know without God I couldn't even do that. I need to turn my eyes back to Him and stop looking at myself.

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CELESTE_B 11/12/2012 10:24AM

    Tell yourself something nice....and get those endorphin's going with some sort of workout! You can do it! I know you can.

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ELRIDDICK 11/12/2012 9:15AM

  Thanks for sharing

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NICHOLE_4 11/12/2012 9:14AM

    We are our own worst critic. Hang in there, you can get past your mind!

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