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SparkCoach - Healthy pals?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Do I think my friends and family encourage me to be healthy? Not really. It seems like every get-together centers around food. With the exception of time spent with my mother-in-law, who is always commenting on my weight. Not exactly helpful, either. Ideas?

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MISSCLAVEL 8/6/2014 1:44AM

    Alison: I can imagine how that must have felt. Terrible! I appreciate your candor and your good ideas :) Thanks and Best Wishes.

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MSALICAT 8/6/2014 12:50AM

    My mother-in-law made comments about me too but I didn't know it until I met her new husband for the first time and her turned to her and said " I don't know what you're talking about, she's not THAT fat.." nice, huh?
What about a get together at a coffee shop or get pedicures together. A walk around a botanical garden or park? A museum? Be bold and do something different - tell them you are going and you would like them to join you.

Good Luck!


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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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