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Lacey, you are so right! That's why, in my testimonial, I said wearing a bikini is definitely not one of my goals! That would not be a pretty sight! In fact, I refuse to wear sleeveless items. Most of you will remember I broke my arm and shoulder last summer. So, my arms don't even look alike! On the one that was injured, the extra skin is misshapen compared to the evenness of the extra skin on the other arm. I have "batwings," but they're not fat, just that loose skin. So, I wear sweaters and shawls when needed. Thankfully, I also am not as warm-natured, physically, as I used to be when I was heavy. I can stand a sweater more than I used to need one. My husband said I even have loose skin on my feet! emoticon So, with all the loose skin I have, my husband doesn't have to worry about me running around half-naked! emoticon

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Well, talk about killing motivation, one of the reasons I started this journey was to get healthy, and I am much healthier. However, another goal was to be more attractive in the job search process. Recently, I had two interviews at a Christian school. It sure seemed like I was going to get the job. In fact, I was told the other day that I was the lead candidate for a short time. However, someone else came along with a "stronger resume." So, I was told they would keep my file close by in case something else opened up. Well, that was quite a disappointment, and I was feeling pretty down. Then I read an article Jill sent to us via email here on SP. This was part of my response which she asked me to share here on this team and to SP in general.

"The other evening, due to a big disappointment, I felt like throwing in the towel. Then, I found an old pair of pants I wore before I started losing weight. I was shocked! Also, yesterday, I was at the local bank and grocery store. A couple of friends I hadn't seen for awhile were shocked. In fact, 3 friends just commended me up and down and told me how much they admired me. That was what I needed. I have not called this journey a "diet" because that does seem to have a negative connotation. I've allowed myself to eat something I want but in smaller quantities telling myself it's not the last time I'll ever get to eat it. My blood levels and blood pressure are all good with one or two minor exceptions. Definitely, my health has improved greatly which was my original motivation. Seeing those old pants drove it home. I was in a bigger size then than I realized. My husband said we need to get a picture of me holding those pants up beside/in front of me and post it. So, I'm living proof of your article this morning. Thanks!!"

I'll probably add more to my "testimonial" as time goes on. I'm within 5-10 pounds of my goal weight. emoticon emoticon One problem I've dealt with lately that's made this more difficult is chronic IBS. I have to eat more often throughout the day, so I have to watch the calories more closely. In addition, I have some difficulty with raw veggies. This has taken several "tweaks" throughout my journey to get it right. Also, "right" is not always the same throughout the entire journey. I'm finding I can gradually, and I emphasize "gradually," reduce calories. However, my expectations have had to change; I will not weigh what I did in high school, but that's okay too. Dr. Phil (on TV) said, "If you expect to look like you did in high school again, that's not weight loss; it's amputation!" emoticon He is right. My thinking about body image has changed so much from what I was in high school. Wearing a bikini is definitely NOT one of my ultimate goals. emoticon So, I'll be adding more to this story in the near future.

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Judy, the extra skin actually scared me for awhile. I was afraid to lose weight because of that. But, I think it was just an excuse. I would think that the extra skin does something negative to your brain.

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I am still in maintenance, although I have gained some weight. The thing that kills my motivation sometimes is the appearance of my body when I look in the mirror. If you have lost as much weight as I have (upwards of 200 pounds), and were not able to be very active in fitness you will no doubt have loads of hanging extra skin. Not a pretty sight and it does account for a bit of your overall body weight. It is something that we do not like to talk about and actually keep some obese people from losing to avoid it. The following link is to a Sparkpeople article on this subject. I am concerned a little that the skin on my thighs will interfere with my knee surgery. More so on the left leg than the right. Here is some very interesting and information on this subject.

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Beautiful article. It addresses so many of the things that people must face each year but oh the release when we remember what Christ came to earth to do for all and what the season is about. As you said concentrate on others and the ONE who loves us most.

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4 Steps to Take if You're Unhappy at Christmas

Steve Arterburn
Author and Founder of New Life Ministries

"I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming but Iím not happy. I donít feel the way Iím suppose to feel. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that. But Iím still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed."

-From the animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas.

These are the melancholy words of Charlie Brown but could you have just as easily uttered them? Sometimes the holidays intensify unhappy realities. Family dysfunction, financial hardship, or the loss of a loved one can take what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year and transform it into the most difficult time of the year.

Yet itís important to know that if youíre feeling sad, youíre not contradicting Christmas. Instead, youíre testifying to the reality of and need for this lovely holiday. The baby born in Bethlehem was born to redeem. We are not alone in our sadness, fatigue, or anxieties. The Son of God came in flesh to rescue the lost, forgive the rebels, and heal the brokenhearted.
But what do we do with the pressing sadness? How do we grab hold of the Christ of Christmas? And how can we know his joy even in the midst of our pain? Letís consider some ways to approach this holiday season.

Give Yourself Room to Grieve

Christmas brings to some painful memories of the past. If weíve never actually grieved our painful memories, we cannot heal. Only after we grieve can we begin to forgive and be restored. Talk to another Christian and take your grieving heart to the Lord. This season we are celebrating Emmanuel, God with us. Jesus is with us in our sadness and pain. He is our comforter and prince of peace.

Grief is especially true and necessary for anyone who is experiencing this holiday without a loved one. If someone we love has died, we must give ourselves the right to take the time to remember and to weep. Life is not as it should be. It does our hearts well to be honest about the hole in our lives.

Yet, remember, we grieve with hope:

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, And so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in himÖ For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Adjust Unrealistic Expectations

Weíre not living in a fairy tale. Life can be hard. Often sadness is amplified this time of year simply because we set expectations that can never be met. Be honest. Hope for what is good, but donít expect your family to look like a Norman Rockwell picture when, in fact, they far more resemble the Griswolds.

Donít try to get everything done before the holidays. Often we feel pressure to complete those home projects in time for the Christmas party. This puts undue stress on everyone. There are enough extras this time of year, and house projects often take longer than expected. The house does not need to perfect.

Additionally, donít feel the need to fix the difficult relationships in your life. Itís actually much better to tackle tough relationships at another time. Seek God for the grace to love that family member who grates on your nerves or who has hurt you in the past. Give yourself the freedom to take a break and get some space.

Focus on Others

Take the initiative to care for others. Head to the rescue mission downtown. Invite others who may be alone or in need to your church or into your home. We may be resistant to make changes to old family traditions, but creating new traditions can be a key factor in experiencing joy this season.

Focusing on others doesnít mean we need to break the bank. We all want to provide a happy Christmas morning and/or give gifts to our friends and family. But we must fight the urge to compare ourselves to other families, and we must reject the cultural message that more presents or more expensive gifts equal more love. If you have kids, serve in a way that they can catch that Christmas is not about the presents under the tree. They will get this message more readily if you actually involve them in some hands on service for the homeless or kids in need. Also, you can be penny smart all the while investing in the people in your life by making something meaningful. Handmade gifts are treasures. Bake. Write. Sew. Take pictures. Be creative in your gift giving.

Focus on the One Who Loves You

The Charlie Brown Christmas special begins with Charlie Brown feeling blue. The Peanuts character doesnít know what Christmas is about but he does sense that itís about more than presents. Something inside him rejects the commercialization of Christmas. Something in him longs to know the truth. This classic special ends with just that. Charlie Brownís friend, Linus, tells him that he knows the meaning of Christmas.

He drags his blue blanket to the center of the stage, and with the spotlight on him, in a simple, sweet voice (canít you just hear it?) proclaims:

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ďFear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.Ē And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, ďGlory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward menĒ (Luke 2:8-14).

With this truth, Charlie Brownís heart is transformed. He walks away from the Christmas play with a spring in his step and joy in his heart. But he is not the only one changed by the truth that God came as a baby to save the world. His friends follow him and together they sing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."

We can celebrate with full hearts this Christmas. We are profoundly loved. We are known and remembered by the babe who grew up to be King, who reigns now and forever. Jesus Christ is coming for us and will someday wipe away our tears, restore our tired bodies, and fully mend our hearts.

Steve Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and host of the #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show, New Life Live! heard and watched by 2 million people each week on radio and TV. Steve is the founder of Women of Faith conferences and serves as a teaching pastor at Heartland Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve is a bestselling author of books such as Every Manís Battle and Healing is a Choice. Steve resides with his family in Fishers, Indiana.


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My word, I have so many friends with colds and upper respiratory infections. Feel better soon. Hugs, Mama Judy

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I've had a bad cold the last few days and that is a motivational killer for sure! Starting to feel a little better today except still can't sleep lying down because my head gets too congested..

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So much going on.....too many plans to make and to much to think about right now.

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Praying for you Jill!!!

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 NKJV

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The Flu too!

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Wifey making pumpkin and apple crumb pies.

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Don't look back. You can not change it. It will only continue to bring you down. Think about what you can do today, because this is the only "today" you have to work with. Tomorrow is a myth....when it gets here it is the only "today" you have to work with. Just do your very best today and before you know you will see all kinds of changes, especially NSV's. Let me know if I can help. Hugs, Mama Judy emoticon

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Thinking I have tried this so many times before and didn't get the job done kills my motivation, I need to think I will and am getting it done!

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Holiday gatherings with all the sweets.

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God is good and greatly to be praised. We are more than conquerors through the blood. Satan is a liar a defeated liar Amen! Thank you Jesus we can come boldly before the throne of God. In your presence is peace. We are armored from head to foot by the Word amen.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Fiery darts of suspicion and paranoia and insecurity and powerful imagination of worthlessness are coming at me from all directions from the enemy. Did any of you ever feel like you were being oppressed? If you have, you will understand the following. If you have not, I hope you never do.

Lord, I feel as if I am being bombarded by stings from the evil one and I am declaring by the name of Jesus that satan has no power over me and an I ask that you send this oppression from me, Lord Jesus. In you precious name, take me by the hand now and bind this attempt to destroy my dedication and steal me from you. Amen

In the most HOLY NAME OF JESUS, STOP. LEAVE ME NOW, you can not touch my heart, my mind, my soul of my purpose, which is to eternally serve my God and to spread The Good News of the Gospel in my life and in this family/team. I am cleansed by the blood of the Lamb. You have NO right to me. BE GONE!

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That's right! My supper was better than the pizza would have been anyway. Lord, help us to remember to be vigilant in our efforts. Amen

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I am having sloppy joes made with turkey instead of going out for pasta. Oh the sacrifices we have to make to stay sexy!

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Yep!!!! The flyer went in the trash and I am having a fish stew for supper instead. Ummm!

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DON'T LAUGH! Jet's Pizza Advertisements and coupons!!! UGH!!! I am not going to give in!!!! Not gonna let them get me....no!

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Boredom will do it for me too. The other thing I've wrestled with this week as the weather has been all over the board from very cold to spring-like the last couple of days and now rain today is pain. All over my back and other parts of my body. Think it's caused by arthritis and fibromyalgia because of the extreme in weather lately.

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I agree, boredom can be a real thief of my time. But, I am allowing it. I like what you said Mama Judy about doing one thing at a time. That's what I need to do.

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My wife having candy and ice cream in the house all the time! And I agree boredom gets me as well.

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You are so right. I can not afford to get bored...so if I would take advantage of all the things I NEED to get done and do them one task at a time and KEEP busy. It is so easy to give into just existing when you live alone. Stay involved in the lives of your family and of your friends, and especially, stay involved with you church congregation or parish. Always start the day off with Praise and Study. Now, to practice what I preach....I have to constantly push myself at times. Have a great evening. Mama Judy

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Boredom can definitely ruin my motivation!! I eat a lot then, when I'm mindless.

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TV gets my attention and I just sit and watch. Get away from that TV!!!

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Just life in general sometimes. Better today than yesterday.

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I agree with what the others are saying!! If I'm really full I feel awful too.

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The cartoon I saw of the fridge light had a cat getting into the fridge LOL!

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emoticon the light diet, haha... I know the *see food, eat food* one too... I have a cartoon picture of pulling a chair right up to the fridge! I can so relate! Especially when there are so many yummy foods around.



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I am sorry to say but glad in away to know that is it a we thing and not just a me thing. I see many reasons here that kill my motivation. ok So I guess I need to find and focus on what motivates me. I will continue to do what is good for me when I can.God GRANT me the SERENITY to accept the things I can not change, COURAGE to change the things I can and the WISDOM to know the difference . emoticon emoticon

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I'm trying to figure that out as I read through all these replies and I find that each one of them is one of the reasons I eat out control sometimes. The last few days I've been very achy all over. Maybe it's the colder weather. It's really hurting my motivation to exercise and eat right when I'm in pain. I think the change of seasons, which often happen so suddenly, affect me a lot. We went from hot to cold without much of a fall. When it goes to really hot here it also makes it really hard, like when temps were over 100 and high humidity.
I saw on one person's page this thing about the "light diet". I eat by daylight, by lamp light, and sometimes even by the fridge light! I had heard of the "see food" diet but not the "light" one and thought that was cute and so much like me. And I have to keep that under control daily.

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Getting a little too caught up in binge eating.

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I agree too with LIFECHANGZ, once I start with certain things to eat it is all over but the crying, and I never know how long or short the ordeal will last. Just being honest. I guess these are trigger foods that we need never touch. They are in all sorts of things we eat. This is a day to day meal to meal thing to be worked on. I do get discouraged at times but giving up is NOT an option. It really isn't.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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I have to agree with LIFECHANGZ. So far today I'm doing well but have kept all trigger out of the house today. I can only do one day at a time.

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emoticon have found the recommendations helpful, why my scale is turned off...

emoticon emoticon emoticon I like to start my day with a devotional, put a smile on, and some sparktime ~ to spark & be sparked.

I think the thing that stumbles me the most is eating too much trigger/sweets/junk food. I find it awfully hard to stop, and once started, it can take days/weeks to get stopped again. I am currently in that battle again.

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Suddenly I have noted that I did not adjust well to the time change when we went off daylight savings. I've been slightly "off" since that. Hmmmm! Gotta get myself back together! Had to edit!
What I mean is that my sleep patterns got out of whack and so did my eating...seems I didn't feel full and satisfied as I did before. Will work on that!

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When I try to do something and fall on my bottom.. I am a accident waiting to happen..

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What kills my motivation is fear and negativity and not believing in myself but there is so much support in this particular group (KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS) it is amazing, this has been my greatest source of motivation. Thank you team!

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I agree with RHOOK20047.
Negative self-talk is the worst. I really should be a lot nicer to myself! I would never say those things to anyone else! Not even people I don't like get treated that badly by me... not even with arguing with a family member! lol

These negative & destructive thoughts aren't of God. Y'all know that.

It's hard, but when I catch myself talking myself into a pit - I stop, pause, and thank God for something (anything!). Then, I keep going dwelling on blessings, God's goodness, Jesus' love, etc.

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I am thankful to have Sparkpeople. There is always someone or something here to motivate. We shouldn't and can't allow anything to stop us from our goals. Especially our thoughts or feelings. We fall down WE GET BACK UP! amen? Thank you Sparkers!


We can recognize what kills our motivation THEN take ACTION against it.

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day 2 Heavenly Father I need and want to surrender this to you in Jesus Name........
...... This is where I need to stay 24/7 and until I do this it is all a emoticon sandy

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1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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discouragement...I'm easily discouraged when I try for so long and nothing changes..

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The fact that I have been trying to change for so long and so little has happened in the direction that I need it to go, plus I am close to 60 so I think after all of these yrs of being obese now at 60 what ...

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Walking and following my plan of 1200 calories daily for 6 months and gaining weight instead of losing, because the doctor put me on steroids.

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Denial, I do it all of the time.
Working on that. LOL

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I think I am my own worst enemy. I can talk myself out of something so quick. I can let life get in the way when I know better. I know the right course to take, but I will justify it in my mind and go the wrong way. My negative mindset will defeat my efforts faster than anything else.

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Actually, there are four things:

Hunger
Anger
Loneliness
Tiredness

= Halt!

These are the things that 12-Step Programs advise us to avoid! I am trying to be more mindful and check in with myself to see if I am in one of these states. Anger is a little problematic, as sometimes it is that suppressed kind...you know, where you are just simmering. But I think the 12-Steppers have got it about right!

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What is that one thing that really kills your motivation? I am sharing one of mine today. This is a SparkPeople article. IT IS SO VERY TRUE. What is something that throws you into a tailspin with your journey to a healthier you? Be honest, now. Love y'all. Mama Judy

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