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A little over halfway to GOAL!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I slowed quite a bit on the steady weight loss, but I also have mot been as good about working out. BUT...I am a little over halfway to my goal weight and am right on track for the time that I gave myself. So excited! I am feeling good!

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GAILRUU 10/13/2012 8:16PM

    I got off track this summer but I am trying to get back to Sparking to get back in control. Once I catch up with indoor things that were neglected during my gardening season I will start using my Wii again.

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Gone too long

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I'm Not really sure what happened but it seems like I fell off the wagon just a little. No weight gained, thank God! But I NEED Sparkpeople! I am!


3rd Month and almost halfway there!

Monday, July 02, 2012

So I gave myself a year to lose 50 pounds and (I don't want to jinx myself emoticon ) three months into it, I have already lost almost half the weight! I'm thrilled! SparkPeople has kept me honest and on track through losing my Mom. A support system is what it's all about. Thanks to all my Sparkpeeps for the kind thoughts, prayers, and encouraging words. When I do hit that halfway mark I will post a pic. I know that a lot of my clothes are getting too big and others are finally fitting better. I've gone from aerobic dancing everyday to P90X and am amazed at times by what I can do, and also challenged beyond what I cannot yet do. So I can see results, but know I have a ways to go yet. And that's OK!

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SAFETYSUE 8/9/2012 5:52AM

    Keep up the good work, I know you can meet your goal weight with the amazing strength you have shown so far!
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CLESSFAT 7/2/2012 4:51PM

    That is AWESOME!! You are doing a fabulous job!!Keep up the great work and positive attitude!!

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Back in the Saddle

Monday, June 18, 2012

So since my last blog; which was almost a month ago, plenty has happened in my life and I haven't logged into SparkPeople for about a month. My Mom passed away on June 1st. My Dad and I were there to see her to the other side, which was really hard and is maybe just now hitting me. I felt such a sense of relief when her pain was finally over, but am now dealing with the fact that my Mama is really gone forever. I know she is in a much better place free of pain and cancer. But it still hurts. She was so young and had always been healthy. Sometimes it just doesn't seem fair. My Dad asked me several times what God was trying to teach him.(He also lost his first wife to cancer when he was in his twenties) I didn't know what to tell him at first. But finally I told him that maybe God knew he was "that guy". The one who when he says, "for better, for worse, in sickness and health" meant it. He took care of two very special ladies their entire lives.

So as for my eating and weight. I haven't been perfect, that's for sure. But I haven't binged either. Today is the day I start again and get back in the saddle of taking care of myself. I can and will continue my fight to be healthy and happy once again!

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SAFETYSUE 8/9/2012 5:24AM

    I haven't checked in for awhile. We lost my father in law and were all there for him as he was for our lives. It is a difficult time and only time can help us learn to live without them, but there will always be that empty place in the room and our hearts. You have been there for your dad and what you said is profound and I am sure it made him feel much better. He is raising a daughter as "That Girl". You are his rock with comforting words as those were! I will pray that both of you will be very lucky in love, may he find a great woman who will be strong and healthy and be there for him, he deserves it! All in the right time, for now I keep you both in my prayers that you will find great comfort in each other as you navigate the stages of grief. It is together as a close loving family who believes in God that will find even more strength together and be able to celebrate their life and move forward in our own. They are never forgotten, it gets easier to remember the good things and carry on some of their traditions.

God bless you and keep "That Girl. Strong!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/25/2012 3:30PM

    So sorry for your loss! Take care and hope each day brings better days ahead as the pain lessens a bit. Continue with the good attitude on staying strong with your healthy lifestyle!

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AMYTAG2 6/24/2012 12:28PM

    Thank you all for your wonderful words. It made me smile today!

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IMEMINE1 6/21/2012 1:59PM

    emoticon Hang in there and know that people are there for you.

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JAMER123 6/20/2012 1:03AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Your dad sounds like a very special man and one the God is looking after every minutes of the day. I truly understand the pain you feel. My dad passed away 18 yrs. ago very suddenly and it was a terrible shock to us. Mom remarried and he passed away from cancer. I really have to say both are very difficult but I don't want anyone to suffer the pain of cancer. I send my thoughts & prayers to you and dad, praying that God gives you the strength to make it day to day and be able to smile again.

I so glad you are still working on getting healthier with better eating. It is hard but YOU CAN DO IT!! Thinking of you!

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DONNAJZ4241 6/19/2012 9:07PM

    I was so saddened to read this blog. I can only imagine how much it hurts to lose a parent, someone who is there for you unconditionally. I pray that each day the memories overtake the sadness you are feeling. Sending lots of hugs your way.


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GINGERVISTA 6/19/2012 2:21PM

    My sympathies to you regarding the loss of your mother. That has to be such a terrible thing to experience.
The good news about SparkPeople's not about perfection; so whatever has's a new day, & glad to hear you're 'back in the saddle.'
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TUFFYBIRD 6/19/2012 2:04PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your mother. Losing a much-loved parent leaves a huge hole in your heart and life. Please be gentle with yourself as you adjust to this devastating loss. And I agree with TXGRANDMA - your dad sounds like a wonderful man. I'm so glad you are there for each other.


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TXGRANDMA 6/19/2012 12:46PM

    So sorry for your loss of your mother.......words can't describe my sympathy for you and your Dad. He is a special man, that's for sure........I know that you will help each other through this terriffic loss. My parents are both gone now, and I miss them so much, but like you I don't want them back here and in pain from their cancer.

We are here for you, anytime you need us. Time will lessen the hurt, but it never goes away completely. I can cry at the drop of a hat thinking about my parents. I still talk to them nearly every day............ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BASEBALLTOROS 6/18/2012 9:18PM

    So sorry for your loss. I just lost a Uncle to cancer and my Aunt died suddenly the year prior to a blood clot due to birth control and I took in her 14yr old daughter who never once asked why. This little girl is my rock, my strong place, someone that God sent in my life to make me stronger. I guess just like he sent your dad two very special women. God really does work in mysterious ways. Yes, baby girl mourns and cries for her mom and dad knowing they will never see her graduate, marry, or have kids but she is surviving with the help of family and God. You are in my thoughts and prayers and good for you for not bingeing, it is really hard not to hit old habits under such hard times.

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MICKEY31362 6/18/2012 1:45PM

    Sorry to hear about your mother. I lost my best friend almost a year ago and I just wanted to die with her. I can't even imagine what your pain is like losing a parent. I pray that things get easier for you as time goes by. Glad to hear that you didn't completely give up on your fight to be healthy.


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More Family stuff

Monday, May 21, 2012

So since my last blog posting, my life has been a terrible roller coaster ride of stress, pain, fear, sadness and prayer and hope. My mother came home for a week and then had 3 grand mal seizures and was put back into ICU. She remained there for about two weeks while they figured out how bad the brain damage was and gave her Physical therapy. She is now in a nursing home for full time care and PT. Mind you, my mom is only 58 years old. This place seems so wrong to have my mom in. But she need the PT so hopefully she can go home. Not to mention some other family drama that has been a long time in coming erupted about the same time. I must have my new lifestyle ingrained in me pretty well. Yay for good news! I certainly didn't over eat. It was a struggle to find time to eat. Especially when there are nights in a hospital chair and such. Thank God for family supporting one another and caring for each other. It's strange because I feel like it's selfish to worry about my eating and weight when my mom is literally struggling for her life. But as everyone has reminded me...I still have to take care of myself.

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SAFETYSUE 8/9/2012 5:49AM

    You are very strong so be very proud of yourself! My prayers are with you and your mom and family. It hit me to read she's 58 because I just turned 58! This has inspired me to take my health more seriously because I know my family wants me around for a long time. I already have strikes against me being paralyzed from the chest down for twenty years now. My daughters are just now having my grand babies and they want me around. I want to be here as long as I can. I have had my painful tragedy with four months in rehab to learn to live in a wheel chair.i don't know what challenges God has in store for the end of my life, but I pray to go swiftly in my sleep. I know that is asking a lot, but what your mom has gone through is hard for everyone. We have lost my mother in law suddenly to respiratory failure, father in law to cancer, and my hubby's sister at 49 to cancer after a seven year struggle with brain rumors caused by lung cancer. She was way to young, that was five years ago.

I love your strength and resolve and you can do this!

Hugs N Prayers
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RICCILYNN 5/21/2012 3:06PM

    Many blessings to you during this difficult time

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