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Saturday, February 7th

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Today I'm going to bite the bullet and do some long overdue chores. Hubby's at work and the dogs are napping a bit. I'll just catch up on a few things - doing so helps me feel more in control of my life. I'm feeling good today too. I'll do my weight routine once my chores are out of the way. That should warm me up a bit. It's still fairly cool today for Florida. Maybe we'll get some much needed rain. My flowers could use it.

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 2/7/2009 1:18PM

    I want flowers! My flowerbeds are under three feet of snow or more. SIGH I hope you get the necessary rain.

Sounds like a good day to me....enjoy it all.

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TGIF -It's a Great day!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Here it is, Friday already! Where has the week gone? Spark People has really helped me to constructively fill my days since I hurt my foot. emoticon! Hubby is going to take me to Wal Mart again so I can get out of the house and walk around. I can really use the exercise. How many times can I vacuum the house in order to move around? Crutch vacuuming is going to become a new Olympic event! Crutch walking in circles in the living room just doesn't cut it! Only 16 days to go until the doctor x-rays my foot and tells me when I can get out of this boot! But who's counting? lol

Have a great weekend everyone! We can do this!!! YES WE CAN!!!! emoticon

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 2/6/2009 5:50PM

    LOL I am counting down the weeks till April. SEVEN to go, right?

Enjoy your time out of the house. I LOVE your positive attitude through all of this.

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I am blessed

Thursday, February 05, 2009

As I sit here reading the comments on my blogs and Spark Page as well as my emails, it hits me that I am really truly blessed. The people I have met here have touched me, supported me and given me that little extra push that has kept me going. It is humbling to think about how I have been loved and supported through all of my trials and tribulations of the last 3 months. God works in very interesting ways and makes himself known to us through a multitude of avenues. I feel his presence and grace most of the time but especially when others reach out to me. I am thankful for all of you who have touched my life.

  
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EDNABP 2/6/2009 2:46PM

    I do have to agree with you as we are all truly blessed to be able to get to know one another. I don't have the same trials as you but with everyone's support I know I can do this .

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BABYCHOOKIE 2/6/2009 8:44AM

    You and me both! I don't have the recent trials - but I too am very thankful!

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/5/2009 2:35PM

    I am thankful for meeting you here. You have always been a source of inspiration for me. One day at a time and we WILL handle this thyroid issue together! Hugs and have a wonderful day.

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Things could be worse.....

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Well here I was having a pity party after talking to my doctor's office this morning. He reduced my thyroid meds again and I'm afraid that I'll gain weight. So I decided to do my SP huddles to kind of raise my spirits a bit. When I do the huddles, I usually try to offer support to anyone who indicates a need for it. So, that's what I started out doing. When I read this one person's page and blog I thought to myself, "Self, what are you whining about? Here is a person who is in dire straits and you're down because of your thyroid meds? Pull yourself up and get on with it already!!!" So, I started offering them words of encouragement and suddenly I felt better too. In helping someone else, I remembered just how good my life actually is and how petty I was being. Now I don't feel sorry for myself any more - I feel like I've actually been blessed with a pretty great lot in life. I guess that's the whole purpose of the message boards, emails and huddles. They give us the boost we need to get our motors started. Thanks Spark People for providing that much needed place for us to go to get that little boost every day.

  
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ONGNAMO 2/5/2009 10:55AM

    Thanks for the support on my spark page. I love your philosophy of helping others.

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CINNIEMAY 2/4/2009 5:34PM

    I know that you are always there for me! You can do it! Take care of yourself!

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BUSBYBOTTOM 2/3/2009 5:55PM

    You certainly supported me yesterday. Many thanks for lifting my spirits. Praying for your health.
Blessings,
Vicky

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/3/2009 4:17PM

    Take heart....I was on thyroid pills and they took me off them cold turkey because of nodules growing on my thyroid now. They want to see if the growths are being stimulated by the med. SIGH

Like you...I panicked. Then I thought...ok, before I started here and I was on the Med's..I was not losing any weight. Yes, I gained weight without the med but once on it , all I did was sort of level out.

I have gone back to eating every three hours....and moving for 10 minutes three times a day...and eating a protein /carb combination. NO carbs alone. LOL And I am still losing. At first as your body adjusts, you may find a weight gain. I did for about three weeks and then starting on the downslope again.

Good luck...keep fighting the good fight.

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Reflection on the January 2009 Challenge

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I started off the January Challenge with a bang! I was exercising and logging my food and exercise on SP and I dropped 3 pounds. I was feeling like I was getting my life under control and I was on top of the world. Then the problem with my foot happened. My mom used to call these moments God's way of reminding us who is in control. She also used to remind me that when you're "leveled" like that, God has other plans for your time. I thought that I'd get really depressed and eat my way through it. But surprise!!! I tried to stay in my range and I designed an alternate exercise program. End result was that I maintained at 245 (I started at 248). Overall I'm very pleased. I've really learned a lot about flexibility when it comes to my plans. Sometimes you have to come up with a plan B, which is what I did for the month of January. I switched the focus from my exercise and food consumption to developing me on the inside (and while I was doing that, nourishing my body). I've been taking a hard look at my childhood and why I do the things I do as an adult. It has been filled with some very painful realizations that have helped me to see and understand just where I'm headed at this point in my life. I have the time to study what makes me do what I do and how I can improve certain aspects of my life. I have found the silver lining in the cloud. I'm not finished yet and I'm starting to write in a personal journal every day - starting Feb. 1st. Every time I write, I'll address what I see as problem areas in me. I will jot down some possible answers, some thoughts and then spend some time thinking about them. Because of the intensely personal nature I won't be doing them on SP as I don't think they would be appropriate. This is something that I've been meaning to do for a long time. I could never find the time within my busy schedule, so God has stepped in and created it for me. It is a golden growth opportunity for me and I fully intend to take advantage of it and grow as much as I can. I'm a little scared and a lot excited about the prospect of beginning this new journey into my personal growth and how it will affect my other journey into weight loss and becoming physically healthy. Undoubtedly, I will be embarking upon a journey that will help me to grow both inside and out - emotionally, spiritually and physically. That's kind of a daunting undertaking. Am I up to the challenge? You bet I am. With God's help, the love of my family and the support of my friends, including my SP buddies, I really feel that I'll be a success.
Well here I go now, off to begin my new journey...........

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 2/1/2009 12:10AM

    This truly is a journey for good health....body, mind and Soul! All three components must be addressed for total success. Yep, you ARE going to be one of our success stories!

You took a negative....found your focus and turned it around. You did GREAT for January! You will do great in February too. I just know it!

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