My daughter and I. (2009)
Spending a good chunk of time caring for everyone else, letting *me* fall by the wayside. It's time for a change. I have to take care of ME, before I can take care of anyone else.
I'm not here to lose weight (wait, don't go! Read on!).
I have Celiac Disease, and due to many years of being sick prior to diagnosis, I was (am) underweight. So much so, that my family doctor was certain that I had an eating disorder.
I am woefully out of shape, and often very stressed out, so working out will hopefully serve multiple purposes for me.
I don't want to be winded walking up a flight of stairs anymore, and I need a great way to relieve the stress that haunts me almost daily, and over which I have zero control.
I am looking forward to making more SparkFriends, and both giving and receiving encouragement and support on my journey.
To actually *gain* weight and maintain it with good food and lots of exercise.
To begin a running program and participate in my first 5K in May 2012.
To incorporate activities that help reduce stress: yoga, kickboxing, running
It's got to be cheaper than therapy, right? ;)
Working sporadically with a personal trainer. Joined SparkPeople to help with workout programs and to find ways to stay motivated.
It's time to discover who I am and what I can be.
I'm a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a Celiac, an ex-smoker, and a co-survivor in the fight against brain cancer.
You never know how strong you truly are until you have no other choice.
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You brought tears to my eyes when I read your intro page. Hi, I'm Katie. I just joined the CD and Gluten intolerance group. I have recently started (for just 2 weeks now) the GF lifestyle and found that it has changed my world! Reading about your years of not knowing what was going on and the part where you said you had sudden and hurried trips to the bathroom...that WAS me. I still have other veg/fruits that give me issues and I don't know why, but taking gluten out of my diet has been life-changing!! Wish I'd known to do it sooner.
1663 days ago
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, and for the SparkGoodie! Shopping didn't kill me, but it didn't make me very happy last weekend! I tried again this weekend and was MUCH more successful. I definitely could have used a shopping buddy though! :)
Bathing suit shopping is the WORST. Even worse than bra shopping (had to do that this weekend . . . but it actually wasn't too bad). I'm learning that the bikini is a tricky animal indeed. But I ordered two online, so hopefully at least one of them will be acceptable. And at least I'm spared the dressing room at the mall. :)
1770 days ago
Just popped over to wish you a very happy Easter filled with love and happiness, whatever you are up to.
1786 days ago
Thanks for your comment! Um, well . . . the guilt injunction hasn't been fully tested yet, but I will let you know how it goes! The funny thing is that some of the time I don't even realize I'm trying to hold myself to such an impossible standard until suddenly I'm like "WHY do I feel so ANXIOUS?!?" And then I think . . . hmm, maybe it's time to reassess our priorities and what I can realistically fit into a 24-hour day. :) Today starts the real test . . . the typical work week! Ugh!
Hope you had a great weekend as well!
1791 days ago
Hey, there's no shame in walking! Glad you're back to normal and back on the proverbial horse. :)
I'm doing okay! One day at a time! Still sorta struggling with my scale relationship and such, and a little worried about finding my "happy weight" (if such a mythical creature exists). It's the mental element that'll get you, if YOU don't get IT first! I feel odd/guilty whining about weigh-ins on my blog sometimes - like people are going to think "Seriously?!? You're whining about your size 8s?!? I have 100 pounds to lose, so SHUT UP!" I know no one is probably really like that, but still, it sits in the back of my mind when I blog. Ah, well. I ramble. :)
Have a great day!
1796 days ago