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I'm going to be just fine...

Friday, August 31, 2012

A lot has happened the past 8 months. I am separated and getting divorced after being with the same person since I was 15. November 3rd will make 12 years of marriage. I have had to go to the very bottom and one more step down before finding myself. I have realized my mistakes and know that I am deserving of love and happiness. Things happen for a reason, so they say, so the reason must have been to know who I am. I am Sarah. I am a mother to four beautiful gifts from God. I am a strong, smart, and deserving person. I make mistakes and bad choices, but I pick myself up and start again. I am not responsible for anyone else's actions and can move forward. It has been a long year so far, but I am a better person for it. It can only get better and I know that I will be just fine.

  
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DEBZDOGZ 8/31/2012 9:41PM

    You are an AWESOME woman...a SUPER woman!!!!!!

My brother is going thru the exact same thing, his 12 year anniversary was in May! He has his ups & downs but he is getting thru it. He's a great guy and a great dad and he knows he has his family for support!

Love ya Girlfriend! Be STRONG!!!!!!

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SHAROND52 8/31/2012 6:30PM

    Congratulations Sarah on making the choice of a better life for you and your girls. I know how hard it is to walk out of a marriage. I did it 33 years ago and 18 months later I met my soul-mate and we celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary.
Just remember you and yoour girls deserve the best.

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Goals: Week 1

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I have fallen into a deep depression. Between not being able to work out since the 2nd week of July, to health issues with family, and life itself I had practically given up on my weight loss and healthier life mission. But, my family deserves better. I deserve better. I am starting small... very small. I just started physical therapy, since my tendon surgery on Oct. 5th. So, instead of focusing on what I cannot do physically, I've decided to focus on nutrition and mental/spiritual wellness. My first goal is to replace all diet soda or water. I definitely need prayer. So, if you do pray, please remember me.

  
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GRAMMACATHY 12/13/2011 9:25PM

    Hang in there. The small changes do make a difference.
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Getting started...again

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

After putting my all towards this goal earlier this year, I had hit a brick wall. I was put in a cast to, hopefully, heal torn tendons. That was July. That didn't work, so surgery was next. I am finally cast free and wearing a fracture boot. Physical therapy is next. I made a promise to myself. I am NOT turning 30 with the same life. I have to be a healthier, fitter person. I have accomplished one goal; I start school in December. I have waited 11 years to finish college. Just taking it one day at a time.

  
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GRAMMACATHY 11/24/2011 9:04PM

    Congrats on the college.

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LOSEITFORLIFE83 11/23/2011 8:52AM

    Headed in the right direction with school!!

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BOYRANDI 11/23/2011 8:34AM

    Just keep doing the next right thing- make the next right choice for you in your life and you will achieve your goals! emoticon

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Set back

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I had been in a cast since July 9th. Two weeks ago, I had to have surgery to repair and release the tendon on the inside and outside of my left ankle, and have a bursa and part of my achilles tendon removed on the same ankle. I go back tomorrow to, hopefully, have the stitches removed and be put back into a cast for another 6-8 weeks. After that, I will have a walking boot and physical therapy for however long it is needed. Dr told me that I would probably never be able to run, ski, hike, carry heavy loads... etc. I am not going to focus on the negative. I have let this get to me, and have gotten away from SP. I cannot do this to myself. I will continue on, I will be able to exercise, and I will meet my goals.

  
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ALILBITSTRONGER 10/18/2011 4:25PM

    He has been doing pretty well. Having alot of joint pain. He is currently going through the Med Board to be medically retired from the Army. Thank you for asking!

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GRAMMACATHY 10/18/2011 4:22PM

    Sending hugs. Hopefully you enjoy swimming and yoga for exercise. My sis was hit by a car and the doctor said she would never heal and she fooled them. Never give up on the poser of positive thinking. She was 70 when the car hit and broke her knee. She has gone on several walking tours since then. She finds more gentle exercise prevents pain.

How is your husband doing. Have the docs been able to get on top of the Lyme symptoms?

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Day 8

Monday, July 18, 2011

This past week has been very trying. My husband was diagnosed with Lymes Disease, and I was put in a cast and on crutches for at least 9 weeks. We have four girls, 10, 7, 5 and 2; our 7 yr old has Type 1 diabetes.
My husband is a soldier in the US Army. He has Graves Disease and sleep apnea. This has been very hard for him.
I am so thankful that it isn't worse.. it could always be worse. That thought is what keeps me going. If you pray, please say one for us. Thank you.

  
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COMPUCATHY 7/24/2011 8:14AM

    Oh, sweetie, definitely keeping you all in prayer! You have a great attitude. My mom always told me this saying, "I was sad because I had no shoes...then I met a man who had no feet." Yes, it can always be worse. Wishing you all the best. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Spark on! emoticon

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GRAMMACATHY 7/18/2011 2:42PM

    Praying. Just having four girls is a joy, but also a full time job without adding the health issues your family is facing.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/18/2011 9:24AM

    OMG! I"m so sorry to hear this. I hope things work out for you and your family.

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