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6/18/20 12:05 P

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Ugh. How can I be in the obese category? Honestly, that's a question for which I know the answer.

I have been eating like a pig. Really. It has to stop, and it has to stop now.

As I was singing at choir practice last night, hands in pocket, I could take hold of that belly fat that is drooping down. Oh! Just to write those words makes me sick to my stomach. How can I have let this happen?

Again, a question I can answer. I have been eating like a pig. I haven't paid attention to anything except my urges for food.

So, this has to stop NOW. I hope it's not too late.

Funny, when I get stressed, I begin to feel as though I am short of breath, which is one of the Covid-19 symptoms. I am pretty sure I don't have this particular coronavirus, or any other virus for that matter, but I know that now that I am OBESE I have another risk factor. For that and Type 2 Diabetes and a host of other illnesses I can't afford to have.

Forgive me, Lord, for abusing my body in this way. Lead me along a better path for your glory. Amen and Amen.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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12/3/18 11:03 A

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Monday. A great day to start again. I will blog about this today.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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7/7/18 10:42 P

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How I managed to go over calories yesterday when I fasted from a meal I don't know, but today I managed to stay within calorie limits.

I am learning how to go to the Lord with my cravings for snacks between meals.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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7/5/18 9:50 P

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I am in a season of fasting and praying. While my main reason for fasting is to become closer to and more reliant on God, I know that I am also learning a better relationship with food.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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5/30/18 9:13 A

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Today I read the "Top Article" about the woman who lost weight with SparkPeople, then gained some back and quit because she was discouraged, then rejoined and is doing well. It stood out for me for two reasons: one, she is the same age as me, and two, she recognized that she was just using excuses.

I realize that I just use excuses an awful lot! I am a night owl, so I "can't" get up early. I am in my fifties, so that makes it harder to exercise and change my habits. "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." I have never been an athletic person, so I don't like to do athletic things. I'm not good at it. I wouldn't want someone to see me running; I would look ridiculous.

But, WOW! I know that all of that is negative self talk. I know I can't change everything at once, so I will have to keep working at it, one thing at a time.

Hope everyone is having a good day!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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5/23/18 9:46 A

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Back at it! I am using a new planner that has a habit tracker. This is very helpful to track when I exercised, even though my Fitbit tracks it for me. There's just something about putting that little tick in a box that makes all the difference.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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3/27/18 10:09 A

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Just over two months since I've posted here. What's going on with me? Lots of things. But changes have to be made.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/26/18 4:11 P

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I am doing well at only eating while seated at a table. The choices aren't the best, but at least I am sitting at a table, which means I am being more mindful than I was before.

It's hard to type with a cat butt on your hand. Hahahaha

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/25/18 8:12 P

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Even though I ate at a table, I still went over calories. It probably didn't help that I didn't eat at home for lunch, but I think it would have been MUCH more if I hadn't "eaten at a table."

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/25/18 2:41 P

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Today I decided to follow some sage advice that I read on SparkPeople a long time ago: Only eat while seated at a table. I had thought about only eating when I am with someone else, but that could cause me to go into fasting mode during the day when Fritz isn't home. Haha!

Anyway, if I only eat while sitting at a table, perhaps I will think twice about getting snacks. And I definitely won't be eating in front of the television. Though I do have a desk in the living room. That's a table, right? Well, one of them really is a table!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/20/18 4:04 P

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So yesterday was a wash when it comes to counting calories. Oh. My. Goodness. I ate well over 2000 calories. Ugh.

Today hasn't been great, but the day isn't over yet. I planned, yes, planned, to have an ice cream sundae for lunch. It's my Birthday Sundae from Graeter's. I will not feel guilty! I tracked it, and for dinner I will have vegetable soup. All is definitely not lost!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/19/18 9:05 A

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I didn't necessarily get up early, but I did wake up naturally at 7. If I do that tomorrow, I'm just getting up!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/18/18 9:10 A

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I got up early today! It isn't a strength training day, so I just had my quiet time and now am getting ready for the day, building a new habit of checking in with SparkPeople after I have QT/Exercise.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/16/18 8:02 P

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I didn't exercise today, and I didn't eat very well either. Oh well, tomorrow is another day! And, since I bought tickets to Germany, I had better begin really working on the bicycle!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/7/18 4:29 P

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Goodness gracious, three days since I've checked in here. No excuses. That was bad. Especially since when I don't spend time on SparkPeople, I definitely eat things I shouldn't!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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1/2/18 10:02 A

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Yesterday was a good day. I stayed within calorie limits and exercised. Today I didn't get up early enough to exercise, but because of school closing because of the extreme cold, I can get exercise in later today; maybe when Fritz is doing his exercises.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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11/25/17 11:25 A

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I am determined to do this. I will not let anything get in my way. God is on my side, I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:6)

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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10/23/17 9:44 P

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I'm up, I'm down. But I won't give up!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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10/10/17 8:23 A

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Stayed within calorie limit yesterday! Yay! I was hungry at certain points, but rather than give in, I focused on something else.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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10/5/17 8:30 P

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Some good days, some bad days. Need a plan to deal with my most common times of overeating.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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10/3/17 9:27 P

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Eating not in control yet. Must remember to plan!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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9/30/17 9:28 P

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Welp, back to getting on with this weight loss thing. I have been so busy with the start of our Whiz Kids Tutoring and Mentoring program at our church that I haven't taken the time to get on SparkPeople at all. Don't follow my past example!

I find that the amount of time I spend on SparkPeople directly correlates to my weight loss success. So it's back to checking in for me!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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8/28/17 11:34 A

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Well, I haven't been to the gym yet. I need to figure out how to fit that into my busy schedule. If I could just get up earlier in the morning!

On Friday, I told the doctor that whenever I feel something wrong in my body, I always think: "What did I eat? Did I exercise?" She added, "Am I drinking enough water?" Three things to remember!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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8/26/17 8:57 P

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Food tastes good again. That's nice. But I do need to remember not to over do it.

Next weeks goal: To get to the gym three times!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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8/23/17 11:53 P

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It was a boost to lose those three pounds, even though I was sick. Now that I am back to eating normally, I see that it is not as appealing to eat fats--which is kind of strange considering that I ate more fats than I was supposed to today!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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8/5/17 8:57 P

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Been a busy, busy time! In my life, there are no lazy summer days!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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7/24/17 8:02 P

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I haven't been logging food for the past few days. But I've been doing pretty well. And I lost two pounds, so there's that, too!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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7/20/17 12:05 A

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Good day. Did have some cake and ice cream and a bit of chocolate, but I didn't go overboard.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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7/18/17 10:02 A

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Didn't track all my food yesterday, but I also DIDN'T mindlessly eat in the evening. Yay!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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7/17/17 1:32 P

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Stayed on track yesterday, despite a church pot luck!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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7/16/17 8:54 A

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Gained weight. Ugh. Back on track starting today!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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7/1/17 10:27 P

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I stayed on track today and even took a bike ride! How are you all doing?

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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6/22/17 8:36 P

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How are you all doing?

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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6/16/17 10:15 P

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Over 17K steps today!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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6/8/17 7:38 P

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Back home! Now back to routine!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

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A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

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I get plenty of exercise when we go on our annual trip to Lakeside, Ohio!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

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A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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I took a walk on this lovely evening! Hope you're all doing the same!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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Haven't exercised yet today, but I did resist temptation to overeat this morning. I need to make up for last night's Key Lime Pie. It was good, but I KNOW it put me over calories for the day.

Claire

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Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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Hi y'all! Just checking in to see how you're doing.

Today I am on track for food and exercise. Hope you're all doing the same!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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I'm so proud of you Diann! And those chicken burrito bowls sound really good!

I have been so busy the past few days! But, with dinners at church, or eating out, I've not been very good about eating the right things. But tomorrow is a new day, and we can do this! Hearing of your wins is inspirational for us all!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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The past 2 days were a blur of cleaning and prepping. I started my meal preps and made healthy chicken burrito bowls for my dinner break from work. They turned out amazing. I was sick on Sunday so I didn't do much but yesterday I was on my feet cleaning all day long. I feel pretty good about my days off. Also, I finally remembered to weigh and I have lost 6lbs! I am ready for this week! How are you guys doing?

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Good Morning Ladies, Hope you are doing well and having a good weekend.

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Diann: How nice to be moving into a new home with so much for your little ones!

As to Fitbits, I have used one, but right now Google Fit connects better with SparkPeople, so that's what I'm using. It may have been that I used the least expensive models of Fitbit--I don't know for sure. All I know is that my Fitbit would give me fits!

Abbey: So glad you're keeping up on this forum. It's always good to see your happy posts!

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Claire

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A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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We are not relocating just moving into a larger home. Our family has outgrown our little home and the new house has a big beautiful yard for the girls to play in. We are very excited but very stressed! I hope everyone is doing well!!! Does anyone use fitbits?

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Diann...Good Luck on your new job. Also, hope everything turns out well with buying your new house. Enjoy your weekend.
Claire, Hope you are doing well. Enjoy your weekend.


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Diann: It sounds like you have a plan. Good for you! Congratulations on your new job! Are you relocating for it, hence the reason for your move? And in regards to that new job, I am confident you can find ways to be UNsedentary!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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I just started a new job and we are in the process of buying a house so I have been really super busy. I am about to get some amazing exercise in when we go to move! Meal prep would be for me to take a day I am off and cook small healthy meals and put them in Tupperware containers for the week so I have no excuses to eat healthy all week. My new job is very sedentary so I am afraid this journey will be harder.

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Good Morning! Hope everyone has a great day. emoticon

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Wow! You all are doing so well!

Diann: So busy you forgot to weigh yourself! I hope that also means you were too busy to mindlessly eat! I am curious, though, what you mean by meal prep. Do you mean planning your meals?

Abbey: Portion control is so important. It's awesome that you have done so well just by watching how much you eat. I love the plate idea you posted on the wall. Good rule of thumb.

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Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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I haven't even weighed in yet! I have had so much going on that I forgot! I need to do that.

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Hello Dianns...No, I do not do meal prepping, but I think that is a good idea. Way to go on drinking water it has a lot of benefits to it. I have been on here 1 week today and my weigh in was today, I am down 7 lbs. mostly due to Portion Control. I was eating way too much food and not allowing for all those extra calories. Good Luck on your journey to reaching your goals.
Hello Claire, Hope you are doing well today.
Have a great Wednesday!

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I have increased my water and can really tell a difference. I need to increase my exercise and am also thinking of meal prepping. Does anyone else meal prep?

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Good Morning! I love flowers. I had tulips in my front yard, but they all fell down already. I love roses too, but hard to grow for some reason. Don't know yet, if I will plant some other flowers yet. Will see! Have a great day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Good work, Abbey!

Today my exercise was gardening. It's finally warm enough to plant flowers. I love color!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

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A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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I am working on a 11 minute cardio workout. I did not do all of it, but most and will try to do this one for awhile. Thanks Claire.

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Great, Abbey! There certainly are a lot of challenges. Just choose one and go with it! But I would suggest not choosing more than one at a time. It's hard enough for us to change our habits that trying to do more than one challenge at once might be too much.

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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I am doing pretty good so far. Keeping track of my calories daily. Doing my few challenges and trying to find a video exercise that I could do on a daily basis that I like. There are so many to choose from. Hope everyone has a nice day. Especially all the Moms out there. Happy Mother's Day! emoticon

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So glad, MAF730, that you are feeling full! That is awesome! Remember how you feel now and if you start to stray, know that when you eat the right things, you feel satisfied.

I'm also glad that you are aware of your sodium intake and lack of fiber. Are you using the nutrition tracker to see that, or are you just really aware of what you are eating? If it's the latter, boy, I wish I was you! Haha! Seriously, the nutrition tracker is so helpful to see what you are eating and what you need to eat. It will also help you to choose the foods you should eat. In my opinion, the Nutrition Tracker is THE most powerful tool SparkPeople has. Everything else is, to use a food metaphor, is icing on the cake. Maybe it's not a good idea to use a food metaphor here. Haha!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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Hi Marthe! Welcome to SparkPeople! You have chosen the right place to start your weight loss journey. You will find much in the way of help here for choosing the right way to lose the weight. One thing I would suggest is to just follow the meal plans, substituting where there is something you don't want to eat, or perhaps don't have available. However, there are lots of people on SparkPeople who follow Paleo or Lowcarb diets as well. The most important thing is to change your eating habits.

There are also exercise videos that are more attuned to certain disabilities, because everyone can exercise! However, I wonder if you can ask a doctor about how you can perhaps do some sort of rehabilitation exercises for your plantar fasciitis and upper arm injuries. In any case, the important thing is to start moving! And stay in touch on this team. You will find the support you need!

Also, I was excited to see you live in The Netherlands. My daughter-in-law's family lives in Aachen, Germany, which isn't close to Rotterdam, but it is close to The Netherlands!



Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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I've been doing alright. So far, I'm full and not going over my calorie range. I can tell I need to decrease my sodium intake and my fiber intake sucks. Other than that, I'm feeling pretty content. I hope I keep persevering. 4 days strong & proud.

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Hi, I am Marthe, from The Netherlands. I am living near the city of Rotterdam, in my mid-fourties and way overweight. Last week I concluded there is so much I can't do anymore due to my extra kilos. So it is time to turn the way and become healthy again. I need to figure out how to do it and to decide if I go count calories, go lowcarb or paleo. But somewhere I need to start. Due to plantair fascites it is very hard for me to walk and hiking was my favorite sport. I also have an injury in my left upperarm that makes it difficult to swim. So I need to find how I can spend my daily 10 minutes of fitness.

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Back to a routine today for me. Or I should say, building a routine. Haha!

This morning's breakfast was a smoothie made with "power greens," a very ripe banana, two strawberries, some orange juice and Greek yogurt, made in my Nutribullet. So good! Oh! And I added some flax seed, so my smoothie has 16 grams of protein! That should hold me until lunch!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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Glad you had a nice day with your husband. I love doing things together with my husband, shopping is one of them and watching a good movie together too. Hope all your days are filled with nice memories. God Bless! emoticon emoticon

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Hope you got your shopping done, Abbey! Today is my husband's day off, so we got some shopping done, and a long walk. Very nice!

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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Good Morning! It is raining here but it's still early so I hope it will clear up. I am not going to let it ruin my day. I want to go shopping for a few items. Have a nice day. Be Happy! emoticon

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I plan to! I'm staying on track today! emoticon

Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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Good Morning! Have a great Day.

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This is a place to just check in. How are you doing? Just want to update us on your progress? You can do it here.


Claire

"Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

Do it now!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

"God is going to do things His way, or He'll do things His way! The question is how much time we want to waste kicking and screaming in between." - Beth Moore

I can't give up now! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOwO5EObvN4


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