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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I have my sights on a 5K. I am 41 yr old and it is never too late. I have 5 kids and two of them are motivating me right now. They want to run with me. One of them (Kenzie) runs circles around me to keep me motivated. That's ok. I will do this and I am hopeful.

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ELRIDDICK 5/14/2013 6:53AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Depression is very real in our society. I only had a mild case of depression two years ago. I felt like my whole world was crumbling. I would try to get out of bed and had to drag myself out. I would want to lay on the couch all day. Take naps all the time. I finally went to the doctor to find out what my problem was.

Some background info on me. Divorced and remarried. I had a child and my husband had two. Together we had two more to bring our total up to 5 kids. It is stressful enough being a blended family. The exes always present problems. My husband is in the military and is called up to go to Iraq. His mother moves in because she is homeless at the time. So I have al these outside pressures working against me.

I told the doctor the story and he said no wonder your depressed! He explained to me that there wasn't a whole lot of sunshine during the winter months. He put me on a light dose of medicine. I took the medicine. It made me not want to sleep. I was walking around like zombie. I felt like I was so tired but couldn't sleep. I had to figure something out!

I started on Spark keeping track of all my eating patterns. I would sit outside in my coat and hat trying to soak up as much sun as I could. It felt so nice to sit on a lawn chair on my front porch in the middle of winter soaking in some rays. I changed the way I ate and the way I exercised. At the time I didn't have a real exercise regime. I would do a little here and there. I still have not met my weight loss goal but I am off the Med's.

I started walking around our school track right across the road. I swim as much as the 1 yr old allows me to while clinging to my back. The 3 yr old is a fish with a life vest on. The older kids go off with the friends. I started to realize I love all the kids but I need my time also. It doesn't matter if its just gardening or walking. Whatever it may be. It doesn't matter as long as its time for me.

Tow years later and the husband is off to Afghanistan this time, motherin law just moved out and the kids all home for the summer. I am still ok! I have my days but nothing like before. I can handle whatever is thrown at me at this point. I keep a routine for the most part and I don't stress over it. I have been trying to soak in some vitamin D by the pool side lately. Some of my friends have been coming to the pool also hand hanging out poolside with me as the kids play.

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WILLOWWINDS 6/25/2009 8:39AM

    I am happy for you. It is nice to be if not in peace to have the inner peace.
My Vit D I have in a bottle.

Have a Wondeful Day! Enjoy emoticon

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I found this on another person's Blog and it hit home! Wanted to share!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just wanted to post these on my blog. Whether or not your relious please go to the link at the bottom of this page. It is just beautifully done.

***God's Coffee***

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some
expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:

"If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us."

God brews the coffee, not the cups.......... Enjoy your coffee!

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
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WILLOWWINDS 6/24/2009 7:45AM

    LOL wonder why this sounded familiar.

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Life Can be Crazy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My husband is in the Military. He has been deployed for two months so far. His base was bombed over the weekend. My heart sank like a ton of bricks. Everybody and their grandmothers were calling. He is ok thankfully! It is stressful. I tried to keep chugging along with my weight loss. Its just funny how we comfort ourselves with food. I tried to keep busy chasing animals around the yard. And kids! These things happen and you think about your life and do you have things in order. You get so caught up in your own lives you don't think about other peoples lives who could be much worse than your own!

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EILAROSE1 6/23/2009 7:11AM

    Stay strong. Not only are you dealing with your life style, you have to deal with your inner self too.
Just try to remember, that you have to be that pillar, keep your body strong then you mind will follow
Keep you chin up

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Forcing yourself to eat Healthy Food you do notlike!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Yes and no! Sometimes I add things in there I know I don't like with the things I do like! Just to get the nutrients I need out of it but I try to hide the flavor with the good stuff. I don't do it all that often. I try to hide spinach in my salad but I cannot eat it alone. Or beans in soups. I add them but try to diguise the flavor with the broth.


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