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Wednesday, October 08, 2014


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SLLYONS51 10/10/2014 11:47PM

  Good to see you!

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PEGLEGN64 10/9/2014 10:48PM

    My easiest way to start out was cutting out all foods that have White in them such as Salt, Flour, and Sugar. No calorie counting. Eat all the meats you like such as Beef, fish, and chicken. Also bacon. Any fruit and veggies as much as you want. I cut out all breads, cookies, noodles, anything with flour. At first its hard, but slowly cutting out those foods help. If you do have them, limit it to small portions per day.
Im no Saint, I do eat out sometimes. But pick better choices than I used to.
The hardest part is driving past fast food places when you have had a busy day. And just don't feel like making something. My average loss has been only around 10 lbs per year. But its over 30 lbs lost since I made better food choices. It just takes time. We Can Do It. Glad to see your blogs again.

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STEPH-KNEE 10/9/2014 1:41AM

    I totally agree with Sun66Shine in the sweetest way possible! I think I understand her sincere tone and it is because she, as well as the rest of us, wants to see you succeed! When I click on your spark page and see you are here for 2 years and are still at your starting point it breaks me heart, do you know why it breaks my heart? Because that was me!! My spark page dates back to 2009! Can you believe it?! That is a long time. I lost 40 pounds and gained it back, plus more. Then I lost another 20 and gained it all back. It wasn't until 2012 that I finally got serious and got 80 pounds off. I wasted 3 years dilly dallying and gaining and losing, and if I had gotten it together I would have been at goal for a long time and maintaining. But instead I'm here still trying to lose the last 30 pounds. 2 years is gone, and there's nothing we can do about it, but I don't want to see you 2 years from now at your starting point trying to figure it out. No matter what program you decide to follow, the name of the game is calories in and calories out. You know how to do this, just like I know how to do this, but doing it is the hard part. I am telling this to myself as well as you because I've been having some rough days lately and I need to work harder to get back on track. We are all here rooting for you and want to you see you do well, but you have to want it for yourself. I always see you start off so gungho and then you fall back into the shadows, and it really breaks my heart because you deserve so much more. emoticon

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SUN66SHINE 10/8/2014 11:38PM

    You certainly are having a difficult time finding what will work for you. The problem with that is if you keep looking it's hard to start. If you don't start, it's hard to progress. If you don't progress, you don't achieve ANY goals. So whether it's through faith/prayer, calorie counting, carb counting, protein counting, measuring, scaling, pictures...whatever...what's important is to just get started and try it for, say, four weeks, six weeks and if it doesn't work, switch to something else. The decision part is holding you up from DOING. And during this period of decision making, you're allowing room to make poor decisions on what to drink and eat because subconsciously you're telling yourself since you're not on a "program" yet, it doesn't count. Unfortunately, it does count.

I follow your videos and you are such a beautiful soul, sincere, honest, spiritual and you deserve to give yourself a long life to be able to worship the God that you love! In order to have that long life to love and worship your God, it's important to be and make healthy choices now.

My mom was about 600 lbs and when she died she was down to 450 lbs. Before she died she made her wishes clear that she wanted to be cremated because it was sooooo expensive to buy a casket for her size. And she didn't like the idea of having a huge hole dug to put the huge casket.

The reason I'm telling you this story is because my mom "couldn't decide what type of program" was right for her so since she couldn't make up her mind, she did nothing. It was due to her health problems she lost weight not because of having a healthier lifestyle.

I'm sorry if it seems I'm attacking you or lecturing you, I'm trying to encourage you to take that necessary step. Go for it! Do something, anything! Even though I don't know you, you don't know me, I sincerely care about people and the next time you cry, it would be nice to see them as tears of joy! God bless, my little SP friend.
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BEACHCALSIX 10/8/2014 1:02PM

    emoticon looking forward to seeing how the plan works. The scale really is a butthead. It can't calculate your muscle gains or salt retentions etc. Measuring and pictures are a good way to go! Have an emoticon week!

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MSCONFIDENT1 10/8/2014 12:15PM

    You have me all interested in weigh down! I had to look it up. I have been looking for something like this. Definitely giving it a try. I'm always checking in on your page to see how you are doing every time I get on here. We can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Update- 9/4/14

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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TRIM180 9/13/2014 3:05PM

    Beautiful blue eyes! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Birthdays are a new start; fresh beginnings, a time to start new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with fresh confidence and courage. You are a special person, may you have an amazing today and year!
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CAJUN46 9/9/2014 1:06AM

    Having a little bit of a struggle, aren't you, Sweetie. I was where you are, and still am at times. I'm new on my journey too. The biggest and best reason to keep at it is for YOU. Not your doctor, your husband, boyfriend, or whoever. Your health is your best asset. It took me 68 years to figure that out. I am investing in me, finally. It's now or never for me. You need to find your happy place, your reason for doing it and it needs to be genuine. You can do this. You're worth it. It is one day at the time but it doesn't have to be torture. If you fall down, get up, dust yourself off and learn from your stumble. Don't set too big of a goal at once. Start with say, 10 pounds. Lose that, or close to it, pat yourself on the back and work on the next 10. It's easier in little chunks. Too large of a goal sets you up for failure. Before you know it, you move down a size. Yippee!!

It takes time. I get discouraged and want to speed the process up. It ain't gonna happen like I want it to. I fell the other day, forgot to take something for lunch and it was downhill the rest of the day. In the past I would have been all over myself and given up. This time I realized I HAVE to take my lunch, I cannot mess up in my planning, especially when first starting out. Before you know it, you don't want the bad stuff any more (or at least not as often), you can take it or leave it. Example. My husband was eating a sandwich the other day and I wanted one. Nope, I made a sandwich but I wrapped it in lettuce and it was fantastic. I even had a few chips with it. I was glad I didn't eat the bread. There really isn't room for one teenie tiny piece of pizza, not in the beginning - it won't stop there. When we have gone further into the journey and are stronger, that treat won't hurt. Drink water. Really - it works. Be creative.

Don't give up on yourself - you can (and will) do this. Keep posting for encouragement
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SEATTLE58 9/7/2014 7:42PM

    You can do it, girl, I know you can!! We all can try harder this week! emoticon

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SEATTLE58 9/7/2014 7:17PM

    You can do it, girl, I know you can!! We all can try harder this week! emoticon

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SLLYONS51 9/6/2014 8:41AM

  She believed she could so she did emoticon

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ATGOALWT 9/5/2014 11:44AM

  I use to do what you're doing, beating myself up for messing up at a meal or for the entire day. At one time that could of been the start of not continuing and really falling off the wagon so to speak. Then I just became kinder to myself and accepted the fact I'm human and messing up on one meal will not make a difference in the long term as long as you are conscious of that and get right back on track for the rest of the day. Then you can be proud of yourself for getting back on track.

Another thing I had to do was to stop weighing myself on a daily basis. That was driving me crazy. Your body fluctuates a few pounds on a daily basis. I would suggest only weighing yourself once a week.

Exercise is so important in the journey. Find something you enjoy doing that gets your body moving. It doesn't have to be formal exercising, you just have to move your body. Taking advantage of this beautiful weather and walking your dog is a great way to achieve that.

After I stopped beating myself up and stopped starving myself and eating when I'm a little hungry, now called intuitive eating, I've lost and kept off now for 4 years 50 pounds. The charts say I have 7 more to go to be normal weight but as a post menopausal woman, I am very healthy and that's what I care about most of all. If my body wants to stay at this weight it is fine with me. If I start to lose again, that is also fine with me. I know all about set points and it can take your body a long time to adjust to a new large weight loss and then start losing again.

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BEACHCALSIX 9/5/2014 11:26AM

    16 lbs in one month is a little steep, did this dietbet calculate it out for you? It is possible to lose 4% in 28 days though. Start out with a small walk every day and it will motivate you. The exercising will actually motivate you to eat healthier. Lots of luck, you can do it!!

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SUN66SHINE 9/5/2014 12:53AM

    Wow! Boy have I been there when it comes to the old mighty $$. I wish you success in muddling through the paperwork.

So if you only have four weeks to lose 20 lbs. that's 5 lbs. a week. Unless you are eating and exercising like you're on the show The Biggest Loser, that may not be a realistic goal. Subconsciously maybe you know that and unknowingly you are sabotaging yourself. This way if you don't reach your goal you can honestly say to yourself, "See? You knew you couldn't do it!" I've done this to myself year after year after year. In fact for the last 27 years. I'm not saying this is what you're doing as I'm not a psychologist or psychoanalyst, but just something to think about. I certainly don't want to add to your stress and I apologize if I went too far.

Could you set a smaller goal that you would be happy with if you don't meet the 20 lb. mark? For example, can you say, "Well, I didn't make the 20 lb. mark but I lost 10 and that's 10 less to work off."?

You seem to be such a sweet person and it's sad that you feel you have to beat yourself up. I hope you achieve some acceptable success. I'll be following your future video blogs since I'm interested in your journey. Thanks for sharing.

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I'm Back! :-)

Friday, August 29, 2014

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LOVINSHERRY78 8/31/2014 8:54AM

    you need to do for you. no one else can ultimately tell you what your plan should be and i think this is a great idea for someone in your situation. we have all been there trying to find the best plan for ourselves so i think it's great u found something to try. i hope you are successful at it and i agree with BEACHCASIX..all the healthier choices will come into play when u r ready. when you start feeling better your body starts to crave the better for ya stuff (so i found for myself anyway, lol). good luck and i believe in u! i'll def be back to check in on you and cheer u on!
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BEACHCALSIX 8/29/2014 11:38AM

    This is exactly what I do and I've lost over 60 lbs. I hate dieting and any time I feel deprived I automatically binged. some people call it the bite diet too. Sometimes you're not even hungry, sometimes you really just want to taste something your craving. Sometimes I just really want to taste a cupcake so I'll take a couple bites and more times than not I'm satisfied and can put the rest away for a later treat. At first you will still eat a lot so don't feel pressured. It will take a while for your stomach to shrink down. Eventually you'll realize you can't eat the same portion sizes anymore! You'll naturally start trying new veggies and fruits.
When you're truly hungry, things taste soo much better so when you try something new like a vegetable it will taste better and you'll be more likely to keep it in your food options. If that makes sense lol. Anyways, like I said it will take a while so don't force yourself to eat extremely mini meals yet. Concentrate just on feeling that full feeling and stopping in that moment. You are doing great!

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Daily- Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/8/2014 10:39AM

    I was remembering when your garage was smashed closed that was dramatic! I remember the waiting you went through while your hubby was between jobs. And I recall the video from the dark in your parents yard while you visited (I think it was Thanksgiving or Christmas)

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PEGLEGN64 8/8/2014 12:23AM

    My B/F always drinks that Dr. Pepper 10. Some stores don't carry it. And the ones that do have one small row of it. I like to snack on those chocolate animal crackers that Walmart carries. They are low in calories and sugar. Its 16 cookies per serving. I eat them low to make them last longer. Its a good cheap treat.
i haven't lost any weight this year. And I have cut portions and ate alot of fruit and veggies. I am so stuck at the same weight. Im thinking its not drinking enough water. At least we TRY TRY again. Were putting forth the effort to make other decisions on what we eat.
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BEACHCALSIX 8/7/2014 5:25PM

    Another great day, good job!!
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SEATTLE58 8/7/2014 2:54PM

    "Successful day in the books!" Just like you said. emoticon emoticon emoticon Each successful day makes the difference big-time then a non-successful day. Just remember that as long as your most days are successful, you will be successful! We don't have to be 100% perfect every day. That used to be my hang-up and then I'd give up and never get an success. You're doing it! emoticon and I will too! emoticon

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Daily- August 4

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

This is my third attempt... Pleeeeease work!! LOL

  
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SLLYONS51 9/6/2014 8:19AM

  Good to see you back. Great advice from Steph!

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STEPH-KNEE 8/6/2014 2:35AM

    Okay so here's my scoop for you, and you can take it or leave it LOL!! ;) This is just based on my experiences, but the thing of it is, people learn how to treat you... Before I was doing something about my weight, people liked to give me goodies, they always knew I was ordering dinner at work (one person has to go get it for everyone since we can't leave) and they would make sure to ask me because they knew I ALWAYS ordered food. Then I started this healthy journey and I said no to a lot of stuff. Now it is to the point where they ask (because they HAVE to ask everyone) but they are already walking away before I get out my "no thanks", because the NEW me doesn't typically order dinner or partake in treats. Do I sometimes do it? Absolutely. So you need to decide what is normal for the new you. If it was normal for the old you to always have donuts or always do this or that, that is what people know of you. Which might be why your dad brought you the donut, if that was always something you thought was "nice and thoughtful", that is what he thinks as well. But if the new you is serious about getting healthy, you will learn to turn things down SOMETIMES (not all the time, as you said being deprived isn't good), and they will learn that you don't ALWAYS indulge in treats. They will also ask less frequently so you won't be tempted.

Working in treats is easy, I find it easier for exmaple if my meal plan is 1200 that way I have 300 extra to get to my 1500 limit and can use that for "fun stuff", you just have to plan for it. And shooting a little lower for those "surprises" helps too. I really want to see you do well, I know you have a lot of rough times, but I hope you get to the breaking point where you want this so badly nothing can stop you, because you TRULY DESERVE THIS!! emoticon emoticon

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AJB121299 8/5/2014 6:04PM

    nice

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/5/2014 3:39PM

    thanks for posting

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SEATTLE58 8/5/2014 2:47PM

    I'm so glad that it worked for me now! Your work place looks lovely and so functional. I hope you have tons of good memories and alot less stress from being there with your parents. emoticon I have to tell you, from my own experience, that being strong is when we tell the person that you can't eat that and explain to him that you're trying to get healthy. He could still bring you something healthy or flowers like someone else said. He'll get it straight when you be firm and when he sees you looking thinner and lithe, he'll know that you're serious! Yes, I believe in a treat every now and then. You know, some Skinny Cow candy bars are yummy and you could easily count that with no problem if you allow for it. Also, the Skinny Cow ice cream bars and WW ice cream bars are yummy too and count easily. Skinny Cow has a wafer type chocolate candy bar that just melts in your mouth! WW has these Raspberry Dark Chocolate sherbet bars that are so yummy this time of the year. WW has a ice cream bar that mimics the Snickers ice cream bars kind of, and so yummy for a sneak-in treat. You can see that I love my treats too! Good luck to you and emoticon with the strength you have had this far! You deserve a pat on the back! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ATGOALWT 8/5/2014 1:56PM

  Why would your Dad bring you a donut? I don't think that was thoughtful as you called it. I actually think it was unthoughtful. Sorry, I know it's your Dad but. . . . You need to tell him not to bring you donuts or anything unhealthy. Have him bring you beautiful summer fruit or flowers for your desk. Also it has to be your responsibility to say thanks but no thanks to the donut and give it back to him.

You're young and this is the time to get the weight off before medical problems happen. Maybe start a new tradition at work (you said your parents own the company) and go for a walk for a half hour after lunch with your Dad. Have him contribute to his daughter getting healthy. The best gift he can give you.

Good luck

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MIGHTYMOUSE215 8/5/2014 1:38PM

    It worked for me!

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CHARLIEGIRL59 8/5/2014 1:34PM

    Top notch business facility! It is beautiful! Hopefully, you won't have all the stress and worry that came with your previous jobs and you can put more focus on getting healthy. Oh, did I spy a Longaberger basket on that counter? I am a lover of them! You look so happy and vibrant, keep up the good work! emoticon

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ATGOALWT 8/5/2014 12:54PM

  Sorry, no can see

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SEATTLE58 8/5/2014 10:55AM

    I'm finding out that when I checked around 4 of vlogs this morning, none of them worked, so maybe it's SP's problem?! Just a thought. emoticon

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