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Stepping Out On Faith

Friday, February 08, 2013

This is my first blog and since I don't journal this seems strange to me, but I am going to give it a try. I have told my doctors that if they would get my migraines under control then I would get my weight under control. While they are not gone by any stretch, they are a lot better than they have been for the past several years. As long as I take my medicine three times a day, get plenty of sleep, get some exercise, don't stay on the computer too long, and all the stars align just right I can get through the day with minimal head pain. The crazy weather we have been having the past several months has not helped, but I have decided that I am going to do what I can to get this weight off even if the universe is not lined up behind me.

Mainly my jump start came when I told my daughter that my husband and I would go to Disney World with her family in November. We took our kids 24 years ago and I remember it as being one of the most tiring times of my life. If it was that bad 24 years ago and over 100 pounds lighter I can only imagine how hard it will be if I do not get this weight down first.

Anyway, I am off to a good start. I have lost 17 pounds in the first 5 weeks and that was mostly by cutting calories. I hope to increase my exercise and continue to lose at a decent rate until I get to be where I want to be.
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  • ANYVAR54
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    2980 days ago
    I'm like you, I don't write in journals. Frankly, I am always doing for others and never taking time for myself. But be proud of yourself that you took the time out to express your feelings and thoughts and I think your new directions in life will definitely payoff and you'll reach your goal with the help of some friends. emoticon
    2988 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12641574
    emoticon emoticon Great start! Sparkpeople is a wonderful site to find motivation when/if it lags. Patience and persistance have always been the weak links in my battle to lose weight. While my weight is coming off slower than I would like, it IS coming off. I attribute the difference this time to my participation in the sparkpeople community. So, get to know folks on this site. Join some teams and make some friends. It helps.
    2988 days ago
    Congrats on your great start! Keep going!

    2988 days ago
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