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Wishing All A Safe, Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Today being Halloween, I want to take the opportunity to wish all of my Spark friends a happy day. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of daily life, I just need to pause and appreciate the gifts (treats) I've been given - some of those gifts being all of you. Your friendships, Spark friends, are my Halloween treat and I feel truly blessed. So, thank you everyone!

  
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XHASTEDMOMOF2 10/31/2009 7:43PM

    All I can add is right back 'atcha, my friend!!

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CONNEALS 10/31/2009 1:31PM

    Happy Halloween to you too! Peace!

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Good Workout Today

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Today our water aerobics class did something a little different. We did interval training - in the water! I did really well too! I wasn't out of breath and I was able to keep up with the instructor. Of course she's 33 and really buff, and used water ankle weights, and I'm 30 years older and very over weight and just used the water weights. Just the same, a year ago I wouldn't have been able to keep up. I would have bee huffing and puffing and just plain worn out! It appears that I'm making some good progress!

  
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XHASTEDMOMOF2 10/29/2009 9:38PM

    Totally beyond awesome!!!! Very cool indeed!!! Way to go with your progress!!! I can't wait to read more about how you're getting more and more fit!!



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Here it is, Wednesday already!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I have to say that I've been doing well since I decided to re-dedicate myself to health and hold myself accountable for my exercise and what I put into my mouth. I feel very good about it and the time is going faster than I thought was possible. Here it is Wednesday already and I don't know where the time has gone. The key here is to keep as busy as possible, take snacks and water with you when you go out and try to have fun. This is my off day from intense workouts and I decided to use my time sorting and straightening out those piles of papers that I've dreaded dealing with. Now the trash can is full and my piles have been consolidated into three big envelopes. I paid bills and filed the records of the payments. I felt like I was really productive today too! I even took on the task of filling out and mailing in paperwork to the insurance company and getting all of my stuff ready to take to the neurosurgeon's office for my Monday appointment. Getting caught up on my chores, will leave me some wiggle room for this weekend. I look forward to the time when the little ghosts and goblins come a calling! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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Stress Takes A Toll

Sunday, October 25, 2009

This past week has been a very stressful one for me. I have accepted the fact that there are many "stressors" that I can't control and this week was chock full of them. That said, I must admit that I didn't do my best job at controlling emotional eating. The stress and demands on my time caused me to feel exhausted and overwhelmed for a full seven days. I usually do a combination of walking and water aerobics. This week the water temperatures at the pool dipped too low and I was only able to do water aerobics once. When exercise is an outlet for stress, this made the stress even worse! My body felt sluggish and out of sorts. I did eat my fruits/veggies and drank my water every day but I was lax on portion control and did a poor job of monitoring my sodium intake. The sodium compounded with the extra calories from the poor portion control, made me hold water and I just plain gained weight. Just understanding this, gives me back some semblance of control. I also was lax on tracking my food intake after lunch. This shouldn't be terribly difficult to correct. I just need to take the time to log my food and hold myself more accountable. I'm not beating myself up over it because these things happen. I just need to try to control what I can and I know that I'll be okay. When you feel like you're losing control, gaining some back is vitally important. It is clear to me what I need to do. What a relief! I know that I can do this. All I need to do is make some adjustments and I'll be back on track and on my way to being successful!

  
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LADYIRISH317 10/25/2009 12:08PM

    You're terrific! I'd love to have your attitude. Keep doing what you're doing.

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IUHRYTR 10/25/2009 11:21AM

    With your great attitude there is no doubt you will be successful. Hang in there. -- Lou

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I took care of myself last night

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You know those times where you put yourself in an impossible situation? Well, last night I refused to let myself be drawn into one of those situations. The old me would have been sucked right into a set of circumstances that would have be detrimental both emotionally as well as physically. The me who is now on a journey to health, stepped back from the whole scene and decided that it was a very bad idea to enter into the situation. That's what I call major progress! The act of taking care of myself mentally and physically is something I've been working on diligently for over a year. Since I have been the family whipping post for most of my life, refusing to even entertain thoughts of continuing the pattern both in the family and outside the family (yes it does set a pattern for all areas of your life) is a very big deal. My efforts to break life-long patterns such as this, flow into all aspects of my life from my exercise and eating habits to my self esteem and coping mechanisms as I work with stressful issues. Last night was exhibit A for my progress. I took myself out of a potentially explosive situation, involving physical and verbal abuse, by refusing to enter into it at all. That is called taking care of myself. I am worth protecting. I don't need to be beaten up by others. I am learning to protect myself. I can protect myself. I deserve to be treated with respect. I am worth loving. Let it begin with how I treat me.

  
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VICIOUS421 10/18/2009 11:05PM

    Protect yourself at all costs even if it means saying goodbye to someone you love. No one deserves to be verbally or physically abused. I have been there and done that and it is just not worth being with someone if they are going to do that to you no matter how much you love them.


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PEGGYANNSCH 10/18/2009 8:10AM

    Go Girl

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KIRSTEN 10/16/2009 1:27AM

    Way to go, doesn't it feel good to be in control instead of like a pile of you-know-what? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 10/14/2009 9:45PM

    You said it honey!!! I love your blog and the power you have given yourself!!! A life lesson for you and one for all of us to take with us!! Thanks!!!

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WOLFSPIRITS 10/14/2009 9:10PM

    BEEN THERE!!! ALOT IN MY PAST. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITKAT2010 10/14/2009 8:58PM

    You go girl! Yes,protect yourself.

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