My Motivation Collage Sept 2010
Oh, joy! I found a "before" picture. On Facebook.
edit to the below:
Well hey, it got worse before it got better. But then it got better :) So, right now, I'm down 70 pounds and have considerably less inflammation and general pain, as mostly a result of ditching most carbs and sugar. I do still have a spine injury so I can't go too crazy.
Oh boy. I was on Sparkpeople a while back and lost about 20 pounds, and A LOT of fat.
Then I got all fancy and worked with a trainer. Unfortunately not one who knew what to do with my back. It's been wrong since 2001, and was probably a matter of time, anyway, but it went all the way wrong, hardcore.
So I had to get an MRI, which led to spine injections, and those made the pain bearable instead of excruciating. And I had to change jobs to a much more sedentary one. And we all ordered lunches from the same restaurant every day.
What a bunch of nonsense...
I'm not sure what I can do, yet, but I can at least start tracking food again, and we moved to somewhere that I feel safe walking at night.
| current weight: 232.4
1043 days ago
Belated Wishes to you for a very Happy Birthday.
Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
1045 days ago
Happy belated Birthday
1046 days ago
Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.
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