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I'm Not Done Living Yet!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In recent months I’ve realized how significantly the quality of my life has been impacted by my weight. My stamina is low, it’s difficult to walk from building to building at work, my alertness is waning, my memory is shot, I have difficulty standing up from my chair, my feet hurt all of the time, and I feel like I’m falling apart. Because of how I feel, I’m just not enjoying life like I want to.

My motivation for sticking with a nutrition and exercise plan is that I’M NOT DONE LIVING YET! I want the stamina, energy, and health that will enable me to do the things I want to do. I’m interested in accomplishing more goals and pursuing new job opportunities; to do that, I need to be on my “A” game. My desire to lose 125 pounds over the next year extends beyond how I look and the first impression I make. I need to lose weight because my effectiveness has decreased along with my energy level and mental acuity.

So I’m committed to sticking with my exercise and nutrition goals in order to breathe new life into this old body. I’m only two weeks into my new resolve, but so far so good. I already feel better and am getting out of chairs more easily. I think I’m going to be successful this time around.
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    hey I loved your blog and I can relate totally . I too want to lose over 100 pounds and have made a small dent in it so far. I have added you as a friend and hope we can encourage each other !!


    3199 days ago
    Yes we do have alot in common and yes we can do this together... emoticon emoticon
    3211 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3357418
    I've been here at SP over 4 yrs now & am still learning that taking care of ME makes me feel better in so many ways!! And that it's about more than just losing the pounds-it's about getting healthier everyday!

    I lost 75 pounds the first three years and then menopause hit and wham-nothing! In fact I gained 15 pounds-that was tough! But, unlike all the diets I'd been on in the past, this time was different-I NEVER gave up!

    And while it's still tough to lose even another pound, I know I feel better when I eat healthier and exercise! And I have to believe there are good things going on INSIDE no matter what my scale says!

    Sounds like you have a great attitude, and that will take you FAR!!
    Keep Sparkin'!!

    Oh, and be sure to measure yourself-the tape measure is friendlier to me lots of times than my scale :)

    3214 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/27/2012 4:19:19 PM
    3214 days ago
    emoticon be blessed and keep sparking!!!
    3219 days ago
  • KELLY19770
    Good luck to you Joyce! I know you can do this!
    3220 days ago
    Thanks for your post, Karen. It gives me hope to know that you've noticed an improvement with your mind as you've been eating well and losing weight. We can do this! Keep up the good work.
    3220 days ago
    Joyce, I related to you so strongly after reading this blog! I'm 44 years old, and want a more positive life experience than I've been having over the last ten to twenty years, darn it. The good news is that I noticed an improvement in my mental sluggishness after just a few weeks of healthier eating and bits of exercise. The more time I spend with Sparkpeople, the more empowered I feel to make positive changes. Good luck on your journey, Sparksister!
    3220 days ago
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