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Thursday, July 26, 2007

ughhh... I've been sooo stressed lately. I found out nearly two weeks ago that my work visa had been canceled. As of right now my current travel visa expires in less than two days, and my company is still saying, "oh, don't worry, the boss is taking care of it." I want to scream. I can't believe they've left this matter to the last minute. If they don't pull through, I have to get on a plane home Saturday and hope that they give me my paycheck. In addition, I've been made to work illegally while they figure out what's going on. I really don't feel like cooking, much less exercising. Sorry, I just had to vent. :(

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TREELEANER 7/26/2007 12:01PM

    Deep breaths, s-l-o-w deep breaths. I'm so sorry to hear they're just like every other employer, swear. What a complication though! Hang in there, have to have faith and I know you'll make it all work out in the end. Is it the same for your husband? Yes, junk food might be the order of the day, but just today OK? I've lived on cookies the last 2 days myself, didn't gain the first day so did it again and gained 2 lbs! My husband is so down in his back that I'm having to help him get dressed on top of traction every 2 hrs. This has got to pass too. You can be slow and you can get in my way, but not both.

Know that I'll be thinking positive with you! Hang in there.

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Finally, a breakthrough?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

After being plateaued for almost 4 months, I got on the scale yesterday. I was shocked to see I was down a whole kilogram! My body really baffles me. I work out all week and eat well - no change. I slack off for a week and eat cookies - lose weight. I know I need to get back to exercising regularly or it surely won't last. *sigh* I'm a quarter of the way to my goal, and only 5 months away from going back home. I'm hoping to lose 20 pounds by then. Anyone need an accountabili-buddy?

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TREELEANER 5/29/2007 9:41AM

    Congratulations on your break-through! Hope you find a good acountabiliti-buddy. Obviously, I'm no good at that. Although am keeping up drinking water and food diary, so-so, even with all the junk food (also, unfortunantely, meat) and unsettled lifestyle. I'm now a volunteer at the local animal shelter, what an adjustment, and also getting exercise. So what do I do? I haven't been doing any yoga, stretches, nothing! Maybe I can find a date-goal like you have and start again. You go girl!

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some new "old photos"

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I've been meaning to put up some "before" photos for a while now, so I (and others) can see how far I've come and keep motivated. I finally got around to it this morning, and DAMN! Looking at some of those pics had me saying, "Was I really that big?!" I never want to go back to that. I've been at a plateau for a while, but I'm going to keep at it and break through... wish me luck!

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TREELEANER 4/20/2007 12:36PM

    Meant to say first, "GOOD LUCK!"

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TREELEANER 4/20/2007 12:34PM

    Had noticed your new/old photos and it is hard to imagine, then again you didn't look so bad. My problem is I felt fat when I was your age (by the way, you're my daughter's age and she got married in Sept too), but really wasn't at all. That was the days of Twiggie and the 60s that started all this mess. Then when I ballooned up post menopause, didn't -- feel -- fat. But seeing pictures made me realize it. A friend handed down her fat clothes and they were too big for me too. It is hard to imagine I was a 1X headed for 2X when I kick started last year, but this year a major plateau, mostly mental. Now I'm a size extra large and yes, NEVER want to go back. I'm keeping a couple of the outfits just to put on occasionally to remind myself when I start to falter (like this week big time!). Thx for the reminder :-)

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