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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 BATTLE FOR HEALTH & HAPPINESS!

I am 58, have been married to my best friend for 41 years, have grown children, grandchildren, and even an ever growing number of great grandchildren..... I am blessed!

I have struggled for so long......
I joined SP back in 2010 at my highest known weight of 345 and watched day by day as others lost weight, seemingly so very easily, and cried on my dry toast wandering why I couldn't budge an inch. I am still a plan in progress but I am still walking through life one day at a time.......

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, 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: 14,807

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 BE-THE-CHANGE
    Thanks for checking in on me! I am doing OK. I have been working at home for 2 weeks now. I haven't been out in those two weeks. The first week was rough, but my husband started working at home this week and it helps having someone else in the house. How are you doing?
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  • v POSITIVEHOPE
    Read your blog on your “rough patch” and remembered mine. I was trying so hard to pile one perfect day on top of another to reach my goals. I’d bargain with myself for 15 minutes at a time. Sometimes I’d get frustrated and quit.

    Indygirl helped me to see the value in less than perfect and even downright crummy days. Nighttime eating is a real challenge. It takes some creative thinking to find ways to get through the evening.

    Things that help me. I moved dinner to a later hour so that I would be full in the early evening. I tracked my fiber and found I was really low and not meeting my macros. I added a fiber supplement and that has been a big help in defeating hunger. I made sure that evening snacks contained fiber and a small amount of protein. A baked apple with a boiled egg. The combination was tasty, filling and didn’t set off my appetite. The baked apple satisfied my desire for a sweet snack but because it’s full of fiber it didn’t give me the same feelings of sugary snacks. I intentionally eat lighter at breakfast and lunch so that more than half of my calories are eaten at dinner and my evening snack.

    These things have really helped me. I hope you find something to smooth your journey.
    24 days ago
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    Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost
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    25 days ago
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    The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    44 days ago
  • v WEIGHTNITOUT60
    Just another day in Paradise....
    44 days ago
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