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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Well I have not been doing so good lately. I have not been getting all the exercise that I have been planning, and some days I have not been getting any. I have been making excuses and I have been overeating,eating way to much salt, and sweets. This has got to stop!

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MYPOINT 6/27/2011 7:13PM

   
Take small steps until you find your way back, that is what works for me. Start with watching your water since is works as a filler, then portion control and cutting junk out and so on and so forth. You can do it! :)

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CHRISTYFG 1/18/2011 12:53PM

    I've been struggling to get back on board, myself. You're not alone! I think it's those winter blues setting in & WE CAN & we WILL overcome!!! You are doing soooo well and kicking my ass in fitness mins despite not getting all you want in.

Lets get this DONE and meet our goals!

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BLESSED2BEME 1/17/2011 9:43PM

    I'm not doing so good right now either. I do really well for a few days then one thing throws me off and I go right back to bad habits. We are both still here though and that means we are one step closer to the right path again. You can do this! I'm rooting for you!

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CHYRL_C 1/17/2011 5:12PM

    Well I will be 39 here in about 10 days but, no that is not what I wrote the computer of the operator(me) mess it up and I just didn't feel like fixing it. emoticon

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FINALLYINSPIRED 1/17/2011 10:20AM

    But you're still here and that means you haven't given up and that's great! Keep trying. You will get there.

And ---your blog title "39" is there some significance? Did you have a birthday?

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FAT_SLAYER 1/17/2011 6:17AM

    Hey don't beat yourself over it okay. These things happened.

I went through 2 weeks without working out. The guilt is crazy but then you know, it is a state of mind. You can keep berating yourself for those things or just forgive yourself and start again tomorrow.

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Don't try this at home.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

This story begins this spring when one of our neighbors dogs came over and attacked one of our dogs my husband rescued our dog and he survived but to our sadness was attacked again and did not survive.

My husband and I than desided not to get another dog so we just had out basset hound. Well our hound morned and morned until we were afraid that we were going to lose him to so we took him to out local animal shelter and let him pick out his our pet. emoticon A pet|(Wesley) for our pet. And so we were up to two dogs again well our grown son shows up one day with another dog. This little rag a muffin with strange looking ears and told us that he "rescued "(My son has had a hero type mentality since he was seven "never fear I will save you" as he jumps in the water to rescue his drowning sister even though he could not swim)
He took Tofur away from someone that was beating him and saying that he was going to kill this useless piece of ***

Well he can't have a dog(Tofur) so he brings him here to good old mom and Dad saying I will find him a home.....well I guess he did.

Well Monday I had just came home from preschool with the twins and I sent them down to take a nap and I went out to walk the dogs. I hadn't been out there very long when a couple of the neighbor dogs came over to our house and started snapping and growling at me, I yelled at them to go home and then one on them the one that killed our goober grabs Tofur and starts to run toward there house. Well I run to my porch and grab my shovel and try to run down our stair to the yard. My feet then slip out from under me and I go down. I landed on my back and hit my head hard I get up and start trying to run in the snow across my yard were this dog and another one of there dogs are fighting over my dog. The one dog sees me coming with the shovel and runs the other dog starts to shake my dog back and forth in his mouth and I see that my dog is limp and I think that my dog is dead and it dawns on me this shovel that I am carting is a very light weight plastic and is NO protection from this dog but I decided that this dog was NOT going to get to eat my dog. So I got to him and I was screaming like a mad woman and swinging the shovel and howling and this dog dropped my dog and started to come after me I just keep advancing and screaming and making all kinds of noise and I managed to drive him back to him property. I then walked backwards back to my dog and scooped him up and notice that he was still alive and I took him back to the house called 911. Boy was that disappointing! Because I wasn't actually killed or overly wounded it was really not really their problem. And the animal control said that the were to busy to come out and ticket anyone then, they would get around to it when they could. What ? Are you kidding me? I took Tofur to our vet and until last night we were not sure if he was going to live or die. (Yes, he is going to live)

Yesterday my husband took some time off work and we went into the Sheriffs office and sat in the lobby trying to get some one to talk to us it took hours. My husband at the end thought that we might get arrested because we wouldn't leave until someone at least took our statement. emoticon

We do not blame the dogs, we blame their owners(The same people that don't watch there kid big surprise) and animal control. The owners tie all these dogs on the edge of our property and rarely feed or water them they are out there in all kinds of weather and no shelter. Animal control has been called and does nothing emoticon

So both Tofur and I survive even though I am very sore and banged up from my fall and my own stupid heroics with a plastic shovel(next time I will make it a spork ) emoticon

  
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TEXASFILLY 1/10/2011 1:04PM

    Hey Chryl, I'm sure sorry to hear about the troubles you've had keeping your precious pets alive. I agree with a prior post about taking the owners of the vicious dogs to court. Maybe if you contacted PETA and let them know of your ongoing problems they could intervene on behalf of the abused animals. As for walking them, I say screw the shovel and carry a firearm. If they are vicious enough to come after you, I wouldn't take any chances. Take care and God bless. *hugs* All the best, BonnieBlue

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CHRISTYFG 1/7/2011 5:29PM

    What an awful story!! I'm so sorry for you & your pooch!! That poor little dog being rescued from such a severe abuser and then attacked by other dogs.. he's so lucky to have you & your husband who will help nurse him back to health and try to protect him. I don't know what I would do if in your shoes, but I agree.. it's the fault of the owners and they need to be held to account before they do latch on to a child..

I hope that you and Tofur are both feeling better!

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BLESSED2BEME 1/5/2011 6:26PM

    How awful! But also so true in Montana. Our pets have very little protection in the courts and people get away with murder as far as animal abuse and neglect. We are trying hard to get the laws changed but it is nearly impossible. So I agree with these comments. Document, document, document and hound the animal control people and the sheriff. That is what it took in our area to get them to stop a serious animal hoarding/abuse case started that started my passion for animal rescue. You are right, it isn't the dogs fault but if something isn't done about it, one of your kids could get seriously hurt.

Bravo for you for being wonder women though!!! And I'm so glad your little fur baby is going to be okay too.

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FINALLYINSPIRED 1/5/2011 2:17PM

    That's right document everything with pics that you can including your injuries.... including going back to the vet and getting statements about BOTH dogs injuries.

Call back to Animal Control and try to get them to do something again. Be sure to document date and time and NAME or names of the person(s) you talk to as well as what they said. If the person you talk to doesn't have time or doesn't give any help ask for their supervisor and 'climb the ladder' if you have to.
Ask for a case number so that you can be in line to be helped and call back regularly asking about your case.
Squeaky wheels eventually get greased.

Good luck with this!!

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CLAYSGAL 1/5/2011 1:19PM

    In a sue happy world I hate to say this, but if you take them (the dog owners) to small claims, an make them responsible for your dogs vet bills they will probably pay attention. If you can get pictures of the dogs on the edge of your property, empty food bowls or dry water bowls it will help. Dont know where you live, but here in Georgia if you dont happen to live in the city limits you can forget animal control. If when you call them, you tell them you are making a recording of the call so that if anything happens in the future you will be holding them responsible you will be amazed at the magic results. Glad your pup is doin better. I'm afraid I (like BARCLE) would've shot it. If this was the 1st time this happened it would be diffrent. I have a very small dog, an no dog is comming in HER yard an threatening or attackin her.

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BARCLE 1/5/2011 12:42PM

    Wow, that's terrible! Personally, I would give that vicious dog a lead sandwich ... I'd be too scared that one of these days it won't be a little dog it's going to go for, it could be one of your preschoolers. I'm so glad to read that you're all okay but it so easily could have been a tragic situation. Something seriously needs to be done about that dog. Best wishes emoticon

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Am I living a brave life?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What is living?
Is it going through the same motions every day or do we only really live we we try something we are afraid of? Taking that chance.

I am not talking about giving up everything and live in a hut in some other country or wearing a steak around your neck in bear country. I am talking about talking to some stranger or joining that exercise class that you are afraid to look like a fool that they don't know what they are doing.

I have always though that I was fearless and now I am not so sure. I am the kind of person that stand up to the bear fighting for her dog, jumping in the water to rescue the drowning kid or jumping on a person with a gun.

But I am not the person that would call someone on the phone to say hey lets go do something or stop talk to the person that I see could really benefit from spark people as we exercise in the same park.

I guess what I am trying to say it is easy to think that I am brave when I am doing these things that outwardly seem brave but these don't scare me. What scares me is rejection and interaction with others. I have not been living a brave life I have been living the life of a chicken(that really makes me angry)

I spent the last couple of days agonizing about reaching out to say howdy to some people and wondering if they would accept me or reject me. Well I did it ! I am so energized because I did it!

I want to live a brave life not a fearless life, fearless means you are not afraid, and it is always harder to do something that you fear.

I will be brave
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MYPOINT 6/3/2011 12:31PM

    But you are one of the most bravest people I know with a huge heart and full of love. You adopted several children at once. I find that so heart warming, generous. loving and very, very brave! I am so glad I added you as my friend!

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MOUNTAINKATIE 2/11/2011 12:10AM

    good for you! it is good to have a large social circle. Keep being brave! ~Katie

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TEXASFILLY 1/1/2011 1:54AM

    You ROCK, Chyrl! *hugs* Good for YOU! Hey, if you get a chance, check out Rhonda Britten's "Fearless Living." Her story is incredible, and I found her book enlightening. Happy New Year!

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CHRISTYFG 12/3/2010 1:23AM

    Of course, the difference in fighting the bear to save your dog or jumping in the water to save a drowning child is this: You don't take time to think about it, you just DO it.

I think we agonize so much over what other people may think of us and our possible rejection by those people. The truly happy, vibrant people I have known in my life are those who live for the joy of living and don't give much thought to what anyone else things. I've always wished that I could be that "fearless" & brave, too!



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FINALLYINSPIRED 11/20/2010 3:30AM

    Your last line about living a life not a fearless life says a lot.
Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is how you handle yourself when you are faced with fear.
Congratulations on conquering your fear and bravely reaching out to help others.
You were FANTASTIC!!!

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WILDRICE99 11/19/2010 11:48PM

    Interesting! So, you want to go outside your comfort zone. Good for you! You are making the world a better place.

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BLESSED2BEME 11/18/2010 11:45PM

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I'm a shy, quiet person although you can't really tell that here on sp. It is easy to come out of our shells here because it feels safe. At least to me it does. However, in person, it is so much harder. I'm so much like you from what you have written here. Bravo for being brave! You will gain so much from opening up to others:)

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I am no longer obese

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Obese, I hate that word and now it is no longer attached to me. I am still overweight but someday that title will be gone as well emoticon

  
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MT-MOONCHASER 11/19/2010 11:37PM

    Congratulations on that milestone!!

Isn't it amazing how a description like that can affect our lives?

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CHRISTYFG 11/18/2010 7:23PM

    Congratulations!!!! I know what a huge milestone that is & YOU did it!! I'm the one trying to catch up to you now, chick ;-)

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MOMMABOF7 11/18/2010 7:19AM

    WooHOO!!!! That is awsome!!!
I weigh in on the wii fit And I keep thinking I have to be getting close to just being "overweight" LOL OBESE is a harsh word!

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BREJOSEPH 11/17/2010 8:04PM

    emoticon I look forward to when I can say that myself!!

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BREJOSEPH 11/17/2010 8:04PM

    emoticon I look forward to when I can say that myself!!

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BREJOSEPH 11/17/2010 8:04PM

    emoticon I look forward to when I can say that myself!!

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BREJOSEPH 11/17/2010 8:04PM

    emoticon I look forward to when I can say that myself!!

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JLPEASE 11/17/2010 7:36PM

    Awesome!!!
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MY4KITTIES 11/17/2010 7:28PM

    WTG! I look forward to the day when I am no longer obese! I dislike that word too. I hope to soon be overweight instead of obese. It's a work in progress. Congrats on reaching one of many milestones!!

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Life is rushing by but I am still hanging in there.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wow it has almost been a month since I have last blog. How time flies. Well I am staying on track even though I have been very busy since the kids are back in school and sports and clubs and anything else life seems to through at us. And what I mean by staying on track is every day I try. I pack a breakfast with me I try and pack a good lunch and try and stay away from the things that really are not that good for me. I don't always succeed but I am still losing weight and gaining energy (not to mention I can see my feet now ha ha) The fear of failing is falling away some every day that I get up and just try. This is for real and this is for life. emoticon Every day is going to be day one for me. I never want to be saying as I did in the past I will make tomorrow the first day of my diet. There is no more diet and every day is day 1, not tomorrow but today. And today I will get up and move.

  
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TEXASFILLY 9/27/2010 6:57PM

    YAY! Let's hear it for Day #1! There's a post from our Freedom From Smoking by a RubyRed that I'm going to look up and email you about the glory of Day #1! It is truly inspiring and is, of course, highly applicable with any addiction~ be it food, drugs, or alcohol. Good for you, Chryl! Believing in yourself enough to try just one more day! YAY! I'm so proud of YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GIANTMICROBE 9/27/2010 5:55AM

    That's how I did it. One pound at a time, one day at a time, one meal at a time. Great to hear of your success! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FINALLYINSPIRED 9/27/2010 1:47AM

    emoticon I must have gotten in too big of a hurry it posted my message twice.

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FINALLYINSPIRED 9/27/2010 1:47AM

    Congratulations on your continued success. Keep up the fantastic work!

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