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SB Sparkies update...and other thoughts.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I promise, I took pics, just trying to get them posted. I'm on hubby's IPad while he's using the computer....so I will get them dne ASAP. I feel pretty good about this set of pics...I also need to take a swim suit comparison pic of before training for the half and after...will prob do that next week with my end of challenge pics.

Today, I feel like I did really well with food....surprised too bc I wasn't really trying. Why do we do that? Not try? Why does my brain just lack food motivation? I love working out....but I hate having to focus on my food intake. I am a food girl, but I have to start thinking of eating to survive...not living to eat.

On another note, my Mom has really been struggling with health. She has horrible eating habits and drinks like 3 diet cokes a day! She is around 275-300 lbs. It worries me bc she has some major health problems outside weight...and she has just added this obesity to it...now she's borderline diabetic on top of it all. But, for the first time, a doc finally told her to STOP drinking DC, and go on a recommended diet. AND SHE'S LISTENING!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy. I have asked if I could go to her appts time and again to talk to docs about her weight, but she won't ever let me. I really hope to see some major improvements and weight loss in the next months. I am 100% in support and my dad is even going to follow the diet to help her stick to it. This is a huge step for Mom bc she has never even said she would go on a diet. I hope and pray for her to be able to stick to it and really try to see this thru, so she will be able to see her grand babies and actually be able to enjoy them and play with them!

Happy Monday everyone!
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    Definitely push your mom to stay on track... even if you think you're being too hard on her because it's so important. I lost my mom 3 years ago... she had lots of health problems too and all of her doctors told her the extra weight made every single one of them worse (or was the cause of it to begin with as was the case with her diabetes). Even though it's so difficult to do, losing weight and getting in shape can do wonders for our health. And like you said, you want her to be around for a longggg time. I miss my mom so much every day. Losing her has made me really want to take my own health seriously. Good luck and cherish your mom!!!
    3387 days ago
    Wow, that's amazing that your mom is being proactive about her health! I want to encourage her every step, hehe.
    3390 days ago
    emoticon for your mom
    3391 days ago
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    I'm with you about the food thing... I love food, and I always find that I push myself harder during my trainings 'cuz I know I'm gonna indulge on food. Can't help it... I was raised to enjoy food.

    Congrats on your mom taking the first step. She's going to need all of the support from your family to help her stay on track and accountable. Best of luck to her!
    3393 days ago
  • SUPERMOM8482
    Yay I am so glad that your mom is finally listening to the doctors advice!!!! It is scary having a parent that is in danger health wise and they don't care.

    emoticon on doing well with your food and can't wait to see the progress pics :)
    3393 days ago
    I am with you with your Mum....
    Praying that she does stick to a diet change and she will see improvement in her health and that will motivate her.....
    you never know...she might be running marathons with you next year...anything is possible
    3394 days ago
  • KTMAE2006
    Woohoo! Yay for having moms that want to get on the health train! Will she be able to watch your half? Maybe you two can do a mother daughter 5k this summer?
    3394 days ago
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