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No More Retirement, I Found A Job

Monday, April 14, 2014

I took an early retirement in August of 2012. Since then I have lost 32 pounds by eating right and tracking everything, riding my bike, exercising with Leslie Sansone and Coach Nicole and strength training. I spend most days alone with plenty of time to devote to myself after 28 years of neglect. But I was missing having a meaningful job. I found a part time job doing the same thing I did previously. I really like my new job BUT it will be an adjustment. I will have to find a new time to exercise which might be a bit of a challenge. I always admired ny Spark friends for balancing their hectic lives and being healthy. Now I will have to do the same. I am thankful that I have Spark People to rely on.

  
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ZANYGIRL1 4/16/2014 9:19AM

    We're here for you, Sandy!!!!!! emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 4/15/2014 1:29AM

    I think it's great you went back to work! You'll find the time to work out if it's important to you. You know the rewards are worth it so I'm convinced you'll figure it out.
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MARAGRAM 4/14/2014 4:52PM

    I retired, but got a job, too. On leave to care for DH, and grandkids. It's hard to find time to exercise, but I need to!

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LINDAKAY228 4/14/2014 12:16PM

    Congratulation! I know you will find time and will love the job and getting out as well as finding time to do the things for you that you need to do!

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ALIHIKES 4/14/2014 11:10AM

    Congratulations on your new job! And good luck maintaining a healthy balance
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JOMAMA 4/14/2014 10:52AM

    emoticon progress! emoticon on your new job! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 4/14/2014 10:39AM

    Congrats and best wishes on the new job!

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JAMIRBLAZE 4/14/2014 10:11AM

  For me, it's all about planning and committing to exercise appointments.

Congrats on the weight loss and good luck with the new job!

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PEZMOM1 4/14/2014 10:07AM

    emoticon on the job and taking care of yourself.

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I_AM_COLLEEN 4/14/2014 10:01AM

    congrats on your lifestyle change and new job .. rock on .. you got this

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FELINA 4/14/2014 9:50AM

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Congratulations on the weight loss and the new job!
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AUNTRENEE 4/14/2014 8:27AM

    Great job on the weight loss.

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I am Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Friday, January 10, 2014

I was doing so good until September. My heel hurt and then it was my knee. My Spark activity was dwindling. I am back to tracking my food, exercising, and ready to start losing some weight. I am glad to be back.

  
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PJMOMMATO3 1/16/2014 9:30AM

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MIA-MORSEL 1/14/2014 1:24PM

    hey buddy, I wondered where you'd gone. emoticon

I'm on Day 8 of resuming fitness, tracking etc since mid-December. Take it easy. Hope you are fully fit again

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Mia

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/12/2014 6:40PM

    emoticon Ready, set? No stopping you now!

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LINDAKAY228 1/12/2014 6:31PM

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ZANYGIRL1 1/11/2014 9:30PM

    So happy to have you back with us!! emoticon

Karen
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JAASKPOWELL06 1/10/2014 3:49PM

    Welcome back!!! We are so glad you decided to come back . Have you signed up for an accountability partner yet? If not contact me and we will find you one. It's awesome that you have decided to lose weight again. Keep going and overcoming your obstacles. We are here to help you with whatever challenges come your way. Have an awesome day.

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Great Quote That I Wished I Would of Read 10 Plus Pounds Ago

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Napaleon Hill


  
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BARB4HEALTH 10/25/2013 7:23AM

    emoticon There is a song that runs through my mind from time to time called, "Don't Give Up On the Brink of a Miracle."
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JANEMARIE77 10/23/2013 9:35AM

    nice

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ULTREYA3211 10/23/2013 7:53AM

    How true! Thanks for sh emoticon aring. I need to see the saying in large letters. !

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CSYOUNG1952 10/22/2013 8:02PM

    I love this it is so true.

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I canít change my past but this is my chance to change my future.


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SHAMROCKY2K 10/22/2013 2:14PM

    Agreed!! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/22/2013 10:19AM

    emoticon That is a great quote, so true!

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IONA72 10/22/2013 10:09AM

    Very inspiring and something to remember. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 10/22/2013 9:57AM

    It is an awesome quote!

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ROX525 10/22/2013 9:05AM

    Love it!

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KIYOSHI04 10/22/2013 8:44AM

    great quote.

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JAROL7 10/22/2013 8:40AM

    Your quote is right on! I'm up 1.4 lbs this morning but no problem. I know I am eating correctly and I just say, "The scale owes me!!!" It will come off. I'm just doing the right thing every day ... period. I"m not good at moderation so I just stay on the program.

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Why Am I Having Such a Hard Time?

Monday, October 07, 2013

I have been struggling all summer and now I have gained 10 pounds. I tell myself that I am not going back up but I find myself obsessing about food. I have got out of the exercising habit as I have plantar fasitis. I do bike ride but that will soon come to an end when the weather turns. So I am going to start focusing on weight training. My son is attending college and his weight lifting bench is just sitting there all alone. I also can start doing more floor exercises like pushups and anything that does not hurt my foot. I also will do more blogging and journal daily. I feel better already.

  
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MIA-MORSEL 12/2/2013 5:05PM

    omgoodness! you have a weight lifting bench!! and you're going to do floor exercises. And you are my new strength training buddy....yikes, that's pretty scary, Sandy. emoticon

I use a can of beans as a weight emoticon I hate floor exercises emoticon

looking forward to getting to know you. Let's shift some blubber together emoticon

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ULTREYA3211 10/9/2013 2:54PM

    I had the same problem minus the health issue. I gained about 50 over 2 years while I obsessed and kept doing all the wrong thinks. Got back to weighing and measuring and staying away from the sweet aisles in the store. You are taking the right steps. Good luck. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/7/2013 10:10PM

    I have various injuries from a serious accident and I love the weights.I find I can drop more pounds since I started doing the weights. I don't even lift heavy weights as I have a spinal injury but 10 pound weights have built up the muscles in my arms and made a real difference.

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BLUEJEANS27 10/7/2013 7:46PM

    When I had plantar fasciitis, I decided to try a spinning class, which I had previously thought I would hate. I ended up totally loving it and dropping about 10 pounds in the first 5 weeks or so.

The weight lifting and push ups are a great idea as well. emoticon

Julia

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WHYNOTJ1 10/7/2013 1:26PM

    Trying to exercise with plantar fasciitis must be difficult. Have you tried deep-water exercising in a pool? There is no impact, so it is great for people with various foot/knee/hip/back problems.

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Getting Back on Track

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I have been having a bit of a struggle these last few weeks. I participated in the Spring into Summer 5% challenge and made my 5% weight loss. But almost immediately after that I gained back a few pounds. I know that I am not supposed to let the scale control me, but it does. I have made great strides since I started Spark People last August and I want to keep moving forward. I will say this about a recent post about how exercising is easy, it is the remaining 23 hours that are tough. That is so true. Minute by minute, one baby step at at a time, I can do this.

  
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LINDAKAY228 8/26/2013 1:38PM

    So true! One little step at a time. I do well with the exercise also but my eating has slipped a lot. Those other 23 hours LOL.

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GOCALGAL 7/26/2013 6:18PM

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One of my favorites that has kept me going:"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" Japanese Proverb

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DIANEDOESSMILES 7/25/2013 12:56AM

    HI Sandy, hon I am ALSO GUILTY of this !! Have you been tracking ur foods,, all of it that you eat???? I NEED to start to do this,, and STOP with ALL the junk food. I KNOW IT too, but I am soo Addicted emotionally with sweet food, cos of where I am emotionally,,, getting help for this though,,and should QUICKLY be ok.

Do you know why ur gaining? Is it emotionally eating or out of boredom? WE CAN BOTH be a TRUE SUCCESS !!!

NO DOUBT !!! WOOHOOOOO Sandy !! U CAN DO THIS !!

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WONDERGALE 7/24/2013 11:19PM

    I know how you feel. Sometimes I feel like a yo-yo with my weight going down then up, then down again. But we have to stick with it. That's the only way we can complete this weight loss journey.
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 7/24/2013 10:04AM

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DEEDAYE 7/24/2013 10:02AM

    Stay in the moment and staying aware is how we will do it. emoticon

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MOM_TO_AKI 7/24/2013 9:01AM

    One step back and two step forward. You can do this.


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