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SparkCoach blog - If gravity didn't exist...

Sunday, May 04, 2014

...how would I know I was getting healthier?

- my back would not have so much pain; the arthritis in my knee would subside

- I wouldn't prefer sleeping in the recliner (no more acid reflux)

- I wouldn't feel uncomfortable and self conscious around healthy and slim people

- I wouldn't turn to food when feeling emotional discomfort

- I would ride my bike up hills and everywhere

- I would enjoy working hard and getting sweaty

- I wouldn't be afraid to sit on creaky chairs

- I would be able to get up from the floor without difficulty and embarrassment

- I wouldn't be scared of running into people I knew before I gained weight

- I would look forward to special occasions like weddings and conventions

- I would wear my hair down

- I would enjoy getting dressed each morning

- I would feel happier and comfortable in my own skin

- I'd be outside instead of writing this list!

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BABYSOX 5/4/2014 7:03AM

    Now you need to live life like gravity doesn't exist...a little more challenging. Good list.

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SparkCoach blog: Name one thing you're good at

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Help! I don't know. I felt I was a good mom, but our boys have left home and I'm floundering. It's time to redefine myself, but where does a person begin?


SparkCoach blog: When it comes to exercise...

Friday, April 25, 2014

...I am really good at: surfing*

But could improve at: pretty much everything else.

(*does the internet count?)


SparkCoach blog: Going clothes shopping makes me feel...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stressed: I wonder if I'm wasting money on clothes that won't fit me next season. Do I just bite the bullet and fork out cash for more "fat clothes"? Worse yet, what if next year they don't fit because I've grown even more?

Pleased: So I'm fat. I can still dress nicely and feel good about looking my best at that moment.

Dejected: Why am I forced to buy huge floral prints and gaudy colours? What is it about being obese that seems to dictate loud clothing? Thank goodness for Reitmans...

But hopeful: As I pass the skinny racks (heck, I'd be happy to be a size 16), I imagine how I would look wearing those outfits. How I would feel getting dressed each morning. What it would be like to invest in clothes that will last. The look on my husband's face when I can confidently wear itty-bitty lacey things!

Determined: This time I will finish what I started.

------------Be your own cheerleader. Yay me!-------------

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RITAVESPA 4/25/2014 11:55AM

  I go shopping for clothes when I'm starting to feel frustrated that pounds aren't coming off. I start with size I was (16), then what I am now (14) and try on the 12 I'm hoping for. Can get them on, but they don't look good yet.

Then I go to thrift and consignment shops for a few staples at the new size.

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HAPPYMENOW58 4/22/2014 6:55AM

    Don't forget about thrift stores....Goodwill, Salvation army, etc..I buy a lot there.....Then you can donate it back when you lose weight.....Last week....I got a bag of clothes for 15.oo...! I even took a rich friend....She found some stuff....! A lot of name brands there....even matching jewelry....

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CAROL6X 4/22/2014 4:24AM

    Woman within online has a lot of great clothes-plus sized as well.
One does not need to be stuck with the flowers.

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SparkCoach blog: Today's (small) Achievement

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I'm seeing a connection between feeling tired and mindless eating - when my body is telling me it needs a rest, the impulse is to grab something to snack on, usually sugary. I can't help but feel like resting is using my time irresponsibly; but really, which is worse, taking a time-out, or feeding my body trash?

Today, when that slump set in, I caught myself in time and put on the brakes. In fact, I went as far as taking a short nap. I woke up feeling refreshed, with no remorse over snacking on junk. It feels good to listen to my body and care for it, rather than trying to keep it distracted with poor nutrition.

Yay me :)


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