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I Am Still Battling On.....

UPDATE 2020

I know it doesn't seem that I am even trying but I am.
I am my own worst enemy and I do so much damage to myself by just doing NOTHING for myself. There are times that I sit in the house and watch TV, and more TV, and never give myself an ounce of exercise, but in the background I am holding my own.....
No up, down, or in between, but no gaining as well......

So here is to my continuing to push forward and to you as well!

WE'VE GOT THIS!


THIS IS NOT A RACE
IT'S A One Day At A Time BATTLE FOR Our Own HEALTH & HAPPINESS!

I am 59, have been married for 42 years, have 4 grown children, 9 grandchildren..... I am blessed!

I have struggled for so long......
I joined SP back in 2010 at my highest known weight of 345 and watch day by day as others lose weight, seemingly so very easily, and cry on my dry toast wandering why I never budge an inch. I am still a plan in progress but I am still walking through life one day at a time, learning how MY body works and what works for my body......

I started to journal all my food and fluid consumptions and weighted every morning in order to learn what foods, portion sizes, and exercise would benefit my weight loss, pain management, and over all healthy feeling moments. That way I built my own meal plans and amounts daily to best benefit my weight loss.....
I also learn how much movement I needed to benefit my over all feeling of pain management and that (feel good) place in my life.

I have been able to set up an eating regimen by studying what my own body needs and wants in order to drop that pound on the scales. I know others told me to not step on the scales but once a week or even once a month but doing it this way I know exactly what each food type will do to my own body and where I need to tweak the food menu plan or how much more I need to move.

I now know how sensitive my body is to fluids, salt, sugars, carbs, and healthy produce. Its a living statement to myself. I had to start studying my body just like others would study for a test in school.....

I have also been diagnosed with Diabetes and started insulin a short time ago. We are still getting the doses leveled out and eating correctly is the BIG key to getting this under control!

I have suffered from moments of set-backs. To many to really be mentioned here but I have blogged about them. I lost 60 pounds over a 2 year time span and regained it all but 10 pounds during a domino effect of stress related episodes that I allowed to derail me from my healthy plan, I lost my mom, moved back into the house with 7 other people, had my husband put on the double lung transplant list, had to move because of unhealthy lung conditions at the same house, and a multitude of health and stress triggers that still push in from all sides. DH has had his transplant and with the new house and the environment we live in now, he is doing fantastic!

I do know this, the key is never, ever, ever, give up. When you trip, and you WILL trip, get back up, pity yourself for a small period of time, blow your nose, wash your face, and get back on your feet to fight another day.....

You CAN do this if I can do this!

Forgive yourself.......
Everyone has a combination of diet and (OR) exercise that will work for them and their body. Don't give up until you have found YOUR combination...... No one persons walk is perfect for everyone else.

And remember above all else,
God Is great my friends!


Member Since: 2/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 15,563

My Goals:
To be my own best friend!


My Program:
A tried and true study of what works and doesn't work for (my) body, journaling everyday to get those results, weighting on a regular schedule AND being honest with myself by keeping a photo log of each weight in, ALWAYS being honest with myself and all those around me!



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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. Albert Schweitzer
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    3 hours ago
  • v SUSANSLIFE
    How nice to see your cheerful note this morning! Here in Vermont it is 47 at 11:30 AM but colder earlier, of course. My kind of weather for me, too! I really admire your spirit for battling on and I'm trying to think of that for myself. That's going to take a long "think". I don't look like my photos anymore, and I can't face having hubby take a new photo and then putting it on my sparkpage. If I did that, I'd give up and never come back. Spark is my safe haven, that when I am really ready to "work the program" I can come here and really hit re-start. Right now I seem to have too much going on in my head. And I keep thinking that I should wait until I finish some work by the deadline next week, that would be a much better time to hit re-start. Then I'll do it. Etc., etc., etc. I'm sure that tune has rattled around in your head from time to time. I keep thinking I will get there, I just can't decide to do something and be more afraid that I will fail, so I keep waiting. However, I still WANT to do it, so I know that is a good sign that my head is still with me and I will never give up!

    May many blessings come your way, Debbie!
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    3 hours ago
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    What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. Pericles
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    As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. Mary Ann Radmacher
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  • v FITWITHIN
    Thanks for the friend add. I added you as well. Have a wonderful Sunday.
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