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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I know I haven't been around lately posting any blog's, but that's because I've slacked off a lot. I need some support big time. I seem to have steered off in the wrong direction and haven't been able to do anything for myself for about 3-4 week's. My life has been so consumed in the family that I haven't had no me time, I've been stressing out. There's back to school, football practice, all the extra meal's for the family, and the stress of chasing after other people's kid's to take them to practice, housing cleaning, bill's, and the laundry. And yet I still can't catch up with any of it.

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STORMTMB 9/28/2009 10:44PM

    I hate that overwhelmed feeling and it gets to all of us at some point! Try taking 10 minutes either in the evening or first thing in the morning to look at everyone's schedules and determine what must be done the next day and one or two things that you would like to get done. Maybe bills get paid on Friday, cleaning the kitchen on Thursday, laundry on Wednesday and Saturday. Definitely as others have said, enlist the help of the family. You aren't a maid. Everyone should contribute to the home in a productive way. Good luck. Things will settle down soon.

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JAXMOMMY 8/28/2009 6:30PM

    I think everyone said what I could say! I like the idea of getting everyone to pitch in on the housecleaning! It can be a family fitness event! Ask that all children meet at one place for rides to practices and if they are not there when you say, leave them behind. Children and teens need to learn consequences! Remember too, "No" is a complete sentance.... You need not explain, just say no when asked to do and do and then do some more! Hang in there!

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PROMETHIAL 8/26/2009 11:32PM

    Very important. Dont forget to breathe. Seriously. What causes the most stress is allowing yourself to be overcome by the happens each day instead of taking stock in your accomplishments. While you dont say it specifically, you are decrying the importance of your family as requiring your sacrifice. This is a slippery slope. If you allow the idea that you have somehow given all of yourself with no return, that is what will come to happen. I'm sure seeing your family succeed and be happy has to be 95% of what you desire first and foremost. The rest just comes along when you are more comfortable in having your other successes realized. Perhaps you're missing some feedback or are allowing too much to eclipse the balance you need? Take stock and take care.

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MSCANDICE25 8/26/2009 11:57AM

    Hello lady Hold your head up and take a deep breath and just blow it out do this a few times and then say okay what can I tweak away from this busy life right now!! Maybe get everyone to pitch in with the cleaning before/after school and then while you clean do some kinds extra more like wiping off the counter try and do some squats or calf raises or even take the extra steps of walking sisde to side instead of standing still!! we all go through this so dont bet yourself up and to be honest im at this point now the only reason why Im getting in a little work out is I have to walk my daughter to school and pick her up other then that Im not doing much!!

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GRYPHYNSMAMA 8/26/2009 7:16AM

    Skip the house cleaning 3x a week...Will it make a difference in the long run? On the day you die, will anyone shake their head and murmur sadly "Such a nice woman, too bad she was such a bad housekeeper" I'm guessing not. What will make a difference in the long run is your health and your self-esteem. You'll have the energy to accomplish what you need to if you take that 30 minutes a day for yourself.

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DIAMNDSPRKLMOM 8/25/2009 11:28PM

    I hope you get around to setting limits on your time. There's only one you. You are precious, rare, and unique and you deserve to be pampered sometime. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MONTY68 8/25/2009 8:53PM

    I feel that most of us who have gone through the ups and downs of weight feel like you do. It's very difficult to set time for your self when all the family is looking to you for whatever. You are fortunate to be part of sparkpeople where you can get good support. It took me to the age of 67 before I finally decided that I needed to take time for me. I lost 84 pounds before I found Spark people. I found that I need to take what ever time I need to do the things I need to do to stay healthy. Several have suggested that to do some short time periods to do for you. Perhaps and in my case it helped when I called a "family Meeting" and asked for support and help. It worked for me. I think in the Spark articles there are some articles on family help. Hang in there and keep focused on your goals. You can do it.

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CONNEALS 8/25/2009 8:36PM

    You have to make you a priority. 10 minutes a time 3 x a day is good. Do a couple of SP video workouts.

I always think something is better than nothing.

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OBSHORTIE 8/25/2009 8:35PM

    I am here if you need a buddy :) I was overwhelmed like you about a Month ago.....I completely fell off the fitness wagon for about 6 weeks....it felt horrible! I ate crappy, didn't exercise and really just didn't care. I decided small steps to get back into the swing of things is better than NO steps and just stopping. All it takes is that ONE step and you can get back on track! 2 weeks ago I went to a convention for my Company and since being back, I write down literally every hour what I need to get done the next day. 7am, wake up. Breakfast and read my bible until my daughter wakes up. 8am, serve her breakfast. And on it goes until I go to bed at 11pm. Every hour has something slotted and I even had to put in when I will vacuum, dust, clean the kitchen, work my home business, spend time with my daughter. You get the drift :) I cannot explain to you in words how much more I get accomplished during the day now! If you want to talk, I am here, just private message me. I am a WAHM and things don't happen during the day unless I make sure they happen. That's a tough job no matter how strong we are emoticon

Just remember: You are human!!

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RAPUNZEL53 8/25/2009 8:31PM

  I guess we all face similar situation to a certain extent! I have lost and gained the same pounds several times over! I used to walk when my kids were doing their sports. Try to find a few minutes here and there and they do add up. It is OK to slack off as long as you eventually get back on track. I wish you good luck!

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DIVAFROMSC 8/25/2009 8:28PM

    Don't feel bad, my birthday was at the beginning of the month and the month has turned into one big celebration for me. I haven't seriously worked out in 3 weeks and my eating has been off the chain. However, we just have to jump back in the saddle and get going again. I also have been bogged down with family and back to school, but we must find time for ourselves. So break your work up into small intervals, 10 mins here, 10 mins there, as long as you get it in. Good luck with getting back on track!!! You can do it!

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Still working out.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I know I haven't been posting any blog's lately, but that's because I haven't had a computer, it's been out. But that hasn't changed anything, I have still been out doing some walking, and a little bit of running. At the same time just a little slacking off, it's just been so hot out with these triple digit's. I don't know how the boy's from my son's football team have been doing it in the summer's heat, it's like we're roasting out there. I'll try even more this week approaching.



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I have been trying to get into my computer to log in my fitness minutes for the last two day's, but it was acting up. I guess knowing I have a place to go to help's out alot. last summer, I really could have used this site, I needed the motivation. Even though I couldn't log anything in these last couple day's didn't stop me from walking. My biggest motivation right now is kid's. My son just started football practice Monday, I'm so proud. I kinda figured If he can go out there in the heat, so can I. I came home right after his practice and went straight to walking about 8:30 in the evening. I know it was late, but I didn't do anything during the day, beside's there were other people on the track, at the high school.

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ARIAS1111 7/17/2009 9:13PM

    You go girl!!! Your doing GREAT! Your setting a wonderful example for your kids. Keep up the good work.

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MSCANDICE25 7/15/2009 2:51PM

    WTG I have my kids as my motivation also but what makes it so fun is that my 8yr old tries to challenge me so when I feel like giving up I dont since I want to be the winner lol Will say crazy thing like I bet you cand do 10 push ups and stuff like that so it really is me making share i get my work out done. It doesnt matter what time of day you workout as long as you get it done but I like the morning and evening also since its a little cooler out if I do outdoors.. keep up the good work!!

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BATSKEETS 7/15/2009 1:28PM

    Good on you taking motivation from your kids :) Working out in the mornings and evenings is also nice for avoiding the worst of the heat!

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starting all over

Sunday, July 05, 2009

This week,I had a big time down fall. Didn't do anything I was supposed to do that I promised myself. Since tomorrow start's a whole new week, I'll have a better chance of starting all over again. Just because it's summer vacation for my kid's and I'm not working doesn't mean I should get lazy. My husband still need's someone to make him breakfast. So I'll be up by 5:30 a.m. and out walking right afterward's. Also I'll be out walking in the evening with the kid's. I'll have to keep myself motivated, because I'm not feeling it at home right now.

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    Hey, there, Daisy! Stay encouraged and motivated no matter what. I gain weight because of CHANGE. I'm blogging about that very thing. I am now aware of the pattern. It's not enough to just "diet" and exercise. I must accept that this is the way I will live my life no matter what is going on around me. I cannot push a pause button on life and schedules until I reach goal weight. I cannot go away to Club Med for a few months to avoid distractions. When we weren't taking care of ourselves these things were going on. We just ate our way through the changes. Now that we want to change the behavior, we don't want anything or anyone to disrupt the flow and that sets us off into panic mode. This lifestyle change has to fit OUR lifestyle. If we are busy, then we must adopt healthy and active lifestyle changes into our busy schedules. If we have a more stable schedule, we must still be flexible to allow changes. This should not be something that holds us hostage to a routine that is rigid. We must LIVE! That is what I am working on.

Getting ill after a six-day streak and five-pound weight loss was unexpected. I couldn't eat for a week even though I tried to eat a serving size of crackers with a very painful sore throat. LOL But those things happen and we must take care of ourselves - even if that means altering our routines a bit but still maintain the lifestyle. I suffered a setback, but not that much. I did eat some things that were unhealthy and did not track everything I ate when I regained my appetite. But it is a learning lesson that my goals for a healthier, slimmer, and more active me require a bit of flexibility, switching up, variety, and some experimenting. It's okay to go outside of your box while sticking to your goals.

I want this to be as natural to me as breathing. No more quick fixes or hiding from the world because I'm afraid I won't be able to make it without my pre-packaged foods. As long as we plan, know our limits, we can still enjoy our summers, our kids, our vacations, and most of all the CHANGES that life is full of. For once I'd like to welcome change in my life rather than avoid them or deny them or worse, EAT through them.

Best of luck! Be kind to yourself and know no change can stop you from your goals. Only you have the power to do that. Every day is our opportunity to meet our goals - no matter how imperfect we are in doing so.

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MSCANDICE25 7/6/2009 7:00AM

    You are right Its a new week so you have that chance to fixs thing but also remember to take it day by day and small steps end up becoming big onces. But I like the way you have planned out your wals already also have a good day

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WAHZOE 7/6/2009 3:46AM

  Our summer break from school doesn't start until Friday of next week, but I too am worried abuot how being out of that routine will affect me. If you come across any wonderful tips for staying motivated in that time, you must share them.

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slacking off

Saturday, July 04, 2009

I have so slacked off these last couple of day's. I told myself I wouldn't, and I have, both thursday and friday. I'm gonna make an effort to do some running today and tomorrow morning. I made a promise to myself and I don't necessarilly wan't to break it. I find it to be a big part of my day now. It's like an every day thing for me now. My son has been getting some compliment's lately. Yesterday I went to recycle, and a couple of homeless guy's were helping out to make a couple of dollar's. They both mention how healthy looking my son was. They asked how old he was,cuz of his size, they were surprised. My son is going on 12 and he's the same hieght as his 14 yr old daughter, and he's about155 pds. I mentioned he was gonna start football, and they were excited for him. One of them told my son that if he made it pro that he would be on the field to watch my son. And it touched me so much, especially because of the kind of life this man lead's now, he told me his story. Then my family went a town over yesterday to see some public firework's, and my brother-in-law and his girlfriend both told my son he looked like he was losing weight. That ultimately hit the spot for my son. Now he is eager to start football. He know's that with football come's exercise,and he just can't wait.


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