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I have come to realize that with the changes in my life recently that i have to start paying better attention to what i do. My health is not what it used to be, but hopefully with some work i can gain most of it back. I have recently found out that i have Chrons Disease. Which is a challenge in itself. I find that most people around me dont understand what i face each day. And that most of my family and friends think i just have to watch what i eat.....its frustrating to try and explain to people that i cant physically do things . I know that my family gets frustrated and i dont blame them. I am frustrated with myself often. I am battling depression these days as well. I havent been working and of course that takes a toll on us financialy. So its been a battle for a while. I hope by trying to focus on my health and fitness i can at least lift my self up out of this depression and feel better about myself. That will help my entire family i think.

Member Since: 2/26/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,375

My Goals:
to find myself


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to do what i can when i can. And try not to feel too bad when i am physically unable to do anything.



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I am no longer employed as i had to quit due to health reasons. I miss my job. I miss that feeling of self worth. But i do have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband.


Other Information:
Baking and cooking are my outlets right now. I have discovered i enjoy making bread and hope to be able to continue making it to a point where we dont need to buy it anymore!




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  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Hi and welcome back to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day, watch your portion control and walk. Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
    Start each day with a positive thought for the day. Reading and reflecting on a inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
    Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
    Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph help one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break…Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
    Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
    If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
    God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
    Hugs,
    Helen

    2311 days ago
  • v WESTENDGIRL75
    Thanks for the SparkGoodie. Glad to see you back! I had a bit of a FOUR steps back weekend for Easter, but I'm ready to take eight steps forward. You're welcome to join me :) emoticon
    2338 days ago
  • v WESTENDGIRL75
    Just so happens that I was updating my page and posting a blog on the same day you commented on it, just a few hours later! Thanks for calling me skinny, LOL I'm just going to change my weight to this morning's weigh in. I only weigh in once or twice a month lately, but that may change as I'm just getting back into the groove since about September.
    2781 days ago
  • v SHANNANANNER
    Hay i am new here and trying to figer it out i have to babies to 7 and 8 they are my life but i need to take care of myself to keep up with them also you go girl you will do it again just have faith in yourself emoticon emoticon
    2866 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2008 1:52:11 AM
  • v WESTENDGIRL75
    thanks for the supportive comments on my page, and for the spark goodie too! I love gold stars! LOL

    Yep, nearing my second 10% goal, and considering changing my overall goal to a lower number. When I first started I didn't think that the 135lbs I weighed in high school was attainable, but now I view it as a CHALLENGE.

    Thanks for checking up on me emoticon
    2993 days ago
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