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Monday, June 25, 2012

okay, just posted a long, heartfelt blog.... at least, I thought so... lol. darn it. Because we can't go back in time and read what didn't post, I'll just tell myself it was all that stuff in the title and move on. he he he!
Still getting the hang of this blogging thing, ummm, and this exercising thing, oh, and the water and eating thing. he he.... In my head, I'm like the toddler that hasn't mastered both feet and standing at the same time so their walking is more like repeatedly stumbling and getting back up. That's okay though. I have kids so I know the next part is running as fast as I can, all day, every day! emoticon

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SCIGEEK 6/25/2012 10:05PM

    I like the analogy about the toddler...and I can relate to it as well. Thanks for the honest perspective. We can get this done, one baby step at a time!

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BRENNI71 6/25/2012 9:05PM

  Thank you for all the encouragement ladies! I will just keep going. My new personal goal... get up at 530 so I can beat this heat! emoticon

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HEALTHYOTTER 6/25/2012 3:57PM

    Baby steps will get you there. Just keep moving forward. Appreciate the stress relief of the blog, even if it's floating in the ether! emoticon

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 6/25/2012 12:56PM

    Yeah, I've been a victim of the blog eating monster before, too...seems he only eats the life-changing, truly prize worthy ones, right?

Keep on keeping on, that's all it is. You learn the right stuff and put it into action. Keep it simple and keep it real. Best advice anyone ever gave me was to make more healthy choices than I do not so healthy choices and I'd be fine. She was right!

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JAVA286 6/25/2012 11:59AM

    Hate it when the computer eats my posts! haha!

I find that its easier to drink all that water when you carry it in a squirt water bottle and just refill it through the day. Also, I have been putting lemon in the bottles too..tastes better! Then I eat the lemons when I am done with the water because they don't taste so harsh (I like sour though!)

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LASHERRMA 6/25/2012 11:36AM

  Best wishes to you.

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JLMALLETTE 6/25/2012 11:34AM

    So true - you go girl - One step at a time - the key is to just keep getting up and trying again!

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first day

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

well, here we go on my first day. As a military spouse, I move regularly and this makes it difficult to form supportive friendships/workout groups so I'll try this online group and then I can just take you all with me!
As a former athlete and veteran, I am confused about this heavy, weak woman that looks back at me in the mirror. I have all the usual reasons for wanting to lose weight... Horrible family history of diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, cholesterol, cancer, depression, anxiety...... In my head all of those read as.... obesity.. I am also a Mom and wife and want to be more active for my family and the fun that comes with getting off the couch. I want all of these things but for me, on the inside, the woman that lives under the fat.... I just miss being strong. and fearless. I was a farm girl and a soldier. I could do anything. How did I get here? bed rest, putting me last, eating to feel better... eating to punish myself, eating to punish others... giving up, making excuses. being afraid.
All that got me here but I am tired of all those things and I just want to find my way back to the strong woman that is still there if I just find faith in her again.
Here's to my journey.....

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DJ1SKYWALKER 6/29/2012 12:58PM

    You WILL find the skinny you again :-)

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BRENNI71 6/20/2012 10:59PM

  ugh, wow! not sure what to do with myself after such quick and heartfelt support. thanks ladies! How nice! Walked again today and two nights in a row I am drinking four glasses of water before bed to reach that 6 glass goal. ha ha... Must practice morning drinking!!! On my way to bed. Zumba tomorrow for the first time in a year! yaaayyy! Zumbaaaaa! emoticon

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GINCHIFER 6/20/2012 2:10PM

    Welcome! Congratulations on making that first step. Take some time to get to know your SparkTeams and make some friends while you assess where you are and what changes need to be made. As a fellow military spouse, I'm pulling for you! You CAN do this, one step at a time!

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    you can do it!!

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LYNNR71 6/20/2012 11:40AM

    From one military spouse to another..."You can do this!"

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RUNDARCYRUN 6/20/2012 6:46AM

    Happy First Day!! This is a great place for support & motivation. emoticon Start by taking small steps, making small changes, & grow with it. Consistency is the key. And I do not think it will take long until that inner athlete comes out like a roaring lion, & you transform your entire lifestyle and health.

Hope you have a wonderful Day #2!

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DWROBERGE 6/20/2012 3:16AM

    Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 6/20/2012 1:21AM

    Your journey is not something to be resigned to, but to be looked upon as adventure, hope, and living fully. I hope you find your faith in yourself. It's so important to acknowledge first and foremost that this is about YOU, because YOU are worth taking care of, loving, doing right by.

Start small. You didn't get where you are overnight and jumping in feet first is just going to overwhelm you eventually. Make a few small changes and when you have those down, add in a few more. We are here for you and want to see you succeed. We are in this together!

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SLFGOLF 6/20/2012 1:00AM

    You have found a great place for support. You've made the first step, now take it a day at a time. Doing this for yourself and your health are the most important reasons to be taking this step. Take a look around the site and feel free to ask for any help or support that you need.

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