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Good news and too much birthday food!

Monday, June 10, 2013

So good news first! I was able to make an appointment to see my husband! It'll be 2 weeks until then but I am that much closer! I'm going without the kids for this first visit as I don't know the process and I'm not sure how he feels about seeing them there. For their part they are a little apprehensive. Not that I blame them but as mom I feel they need to go soon.

We had DD's birthday party at the river. We had pizza, wings and onion rings then went swimming for a few hours. Since I haven't been eating that way for a while my stomach was not real happy to have that kind of food and I had a stomachache half the night! It makes me glad to be back in healthy food land today! Going to try for 4 days at the gym this week!


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KACEYSW 6/10/2013 3:24PM

    You have to love the feeling of a "clean, healthy system."

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    Yup - eating healthy can do that to you - return to those old foods and your stomach is like "what? You're feeding me that?!?" Definitely not fun.

So glad you are back on track - and you enjoyed your day!

Hope all goes well!


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Beating back the Blue Funk!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

So after some "woe is me" and some kinder words from many Spark friends the blue funk still had me entrenched. I even spent some energy trying to figure out a good excuse to not go to the gym...I really wanted to go to Burger King and get a sandwich instead of eating the healthy wrap I brought for lunch... BUT then I got a little bit of good news so I was able to mentally shake myself and say "NO!" to the blue funk! I ate my delicious wrap made with white beans, chicken and cilantro and really enjoyed it! Added bonus - No guilt! I confirmed my gym date with my daughter so there would be no excuse not to go. I did a combination of weights and cardio for an hour!! Added bonus - I felt great afterwards! I even went home (after making a 4-H presentation) and made a delicious and healthy soup for lunch today. I can't say it won't be back but for today I have beat back the blue funk!

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    Good for you. I so know all those feelings. Being trapped in a funk that you can't seem to break, wanting NOTGOODSTUFF rather than wanting to do GOODSTUFF, having something good happen that gives you that little bit of something to help you push through the funk, and the good feeling of finally getting in a good workout.

I think it helps us to understand that there may be funks in our future but that eventually we can work out of the funks. It's hard, when we are in a funk, to think that there is ever a way out. But there is...we just need to hang on and if possible, keep doing things we know will help us.


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PLANTAGO 6/5/2013 12:51PM

    Yeah!!! emoticon

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The power of the blue funk...

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The blue funk has been trying to suck me in again... I have so much going on it seems...
I'm worried about the man - not sure when I'll be able to hear from him. I am so excited he will be moved closer but the whole change to routine has me feeling anxious and nervous. Stupid, I know but there none the less. Plumbing issues have once again reared their ugly heads...Hopefully we will have that licked today. What to do about the youngest boy....he has no motivation and is really worrying me. Not that he talks to me about anything - which makes me more anxious as well...
Yesterday I ended up giving in to the blue funk. I blew off the gym and went home and drank a few beers. It did not make me feel better. I know better and I'm sure the trip to the gym would have been the better choice so of course I can kick myself today... I am trying to escape the power of the blue funk today and make better choices. Some days it's just harder to escape it than others... emoticon

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    The funk can take hold of me tight and not let go. So I understand. emoticon In the midst of it, going for a walk with my husband can do me wonders yet I won't go because I can't "make" myself go. Yet walking is the thing that's going to help me.

Anyway, emoticon again for all that's on your mind and heart. On thing I try to do once I'm out of a funk is to not stop walking and eating right. When I give it, that's when I start sinking. I know there's no help from me but I just want you to know you aren't alone.

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PLANTAGO 6/4/2013 1:13PM

    Hi there Reneat! I hope today is better for you.
It sure is hard when we see our kids having problems and they don't tell anything...!

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Working on it...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

What am I working on? ME!
I am working to have a more positive attitude (Pooh - not Eeyore!).
I am working to lose weight and to be healthier!
I am working out! And surprisingly - I love going to the gym!
I am working on new year end projects at work. Not always an easy task since no one has ever done this job before.
I am working with my 4-Hers to get their Record Books in!
I am working on rebuilding my faith...never thought that'd be necessary.
I am working on those relationships that are vital and sustaining to me and working on letting go of the relationships that are draining.
I am working on it... every day....
How about you? What are you working on? Feels pretty good to write it down and remind myself!

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    Oh man - I knew you were going to love the gym. That is AWESOME! I miss those days - but I am getting quite a workout here too. Nothing to complain about!

Working on preparing for school next year (we have some things we need to practice to get the kids on-track).

Working on having more fun in our days (had an art lesson today and it was AWESOME!) the kids loved it!

Working on making time for me - to exercise/stomp/ride my bike/hike.

Lots to do and the summer will be gone before I know it!

Here's to making plans!


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MARILYNROBERT 5/30/2013 6:31PM

    Right now I'm working on following the Spark Solution recipes but I will be glad when I'm doing them on my own menu plan since the grocery list is hard to maintain. I do like that I'm getting used to eating veggies for breakfast!

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CHIHUAHUAMOM2 5/30/2013 12:01PM

  I am working on learning to love ME! Sadly, it is a very difficult task. I'm proud of myself for changing my eating habits....more veggies and fruits.....less sweets and junk. I am working on this every day. It gets tiring, but I keep at it.


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Never thought I'd see the day...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Never thought I'd see the day when I would be excited to go to the gym! Halfway through week 2 and I like it! I plan to try for an hour today. Once I can do the hour at a fairly high intensity, I might even start going 5 days a week instead of 3. I do have to go straight from work though - I know me and my love-affair with the couch will suck out my motivation and willpower if I don't! I realize I have a long way to go and will probably sing a different tune many times but for now - WOW! Totally unexpected! Plus the fact that I lost 3 pounds last week helps keep the motivation high, right? I'm so glad that I found out the hospital had a gym the public can use and it's only $20 a month! Woo Hoo! Here's to keeping up the pace!!

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MARILYNROBERT 5/22/2013 5:24PM

    Going straight from work is the way to do it. It's so easy to get off track otherwise. emoticon

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JEWELMAKER1 5/22/2013 3:32PM

    Yeah! Great attitude! emoticon

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SANDICANE 5/22/2013 2:50PM

    How nice to read your happy blog!!! You go!

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