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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I have had a couple of weeks of really hectic family events going on. I have not maintained my diet or exercise regimen and have gained back a few pounds (I don't even want to see the scale right now). I haven't even been on Sparkpeople because my time on the computer has been limited to just checking my regular email account about 1x weekly.
My daughter had been in the hospital for a few days with a combination of vomiting, headaches, anxiety attacks and not being able to sleep. One thing kept leading to the other and back again. My daughter was not herself and fell into a depression because she didn't feel safe or even in control of herself anymore. The more nervous she got the more her stomach would hurt and she would vomit, get a headache, feel really weak and when she would try to sleep she wouldn't stay asleep or have terrible nightmares and the cycle would begin again. We are now dealing with different doctors, medication, referrals and a whole bunch of other issues that I have never had to deal with. It has truly been rough and my attention has been given to her and working on this situation to the point that there hasn't been much "me" time.
I've also missed many days of work which causes questions and sticky situations but, my child's health comes first. I don't really talk about the situation at work because talk spreads too quickly and often gets misconstrued. I have managed to leave home situations at home so that it doesn't effect my work performance but me not being there does cause enough damage.
The best thing that has happened in the past few weeks has been my brother's wedding. I am so happy for him and my new sister-in-law. The wedding was beautiful and they truly looked happy and excited to be married. I also got to dress up and felt really pretty that day. Having been 15 pounds lighter that day maybe me really feel good about all the hard work I had done since the new year.
Now, today, I am ready to start over and get back on track. Forget the old Biggest Loser Goal of 22 pounds by 4/1/08 and hello lose the weight I just gained back, lol. I know I set myself back but I'm okay with that considering the circumstances. I also know that the family problems I'm dealing with are not going away any time soon and I have to learn to concentrate on me while dealing with it. If my health fails how will I take care of my family? I ran through a bout of loosing sleep and not eating 3 meals a day because I was running from place to place and wearing myself out. I was so overwhelmed that it was scary so I don't want to let myself go through all those shocks again.
Please know that I have not been avoiding my teams and that you are all important to me. I needed to deal with these situations and could use your support as well to help get back where I need to be. If I'm not on as often its just because I'm really busy working on family issues. But, you guys are in my mind and heart because you are my support systems and motivators. I'll try not to be "missing" for this long again.
Thanks for reading this,


Crazy week but, I still lost weight

Thursday, February 21, 2008

This was a crazy week for me since once again I was sick. It thought I had an early onset of seasonal allergies but it's a cold. I've been home sick for the past two days with some coughing, sneezing, sinus pressure and a sore throat. My sleeping, eating and exercise has been turned upside down since I'm exhausted and haven't been out to restock on fruits and veggies.
Now for the plus side, I have lost some more weight, lol. I got on the scale in the morning because Tuesday's weigh in showed I had gained a pound. I was surprised to see the needle hit 206. I got off and back on to see it there again resting on that 206 lbs mark. I was pretty happy this morning. I haven't been eating the same but I also haven't exercised in the past two days so I hope when I get back on schedule the weight doesn't creep back up a few pounds. I tried to do my walk away the pounds video and had t o stop less than 10 minutes in since I couldn't breathe well through my nose. What a lousy feeling to not be able to breathe. I guess the rest is more important for my recovery though. I'll take health over anything else.
Today I can be happy for the ability to get well and make it through another day!


Results are being noticed!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Well I am happy to say that my weight loss is beginning to be noticed by those around me. I have had a few comments from co-workers and even my daughter that they see I have lost some weight in my face and around my stomach and hip/thigh area. I only lost around 9 or so pounds but I notice it too. Sometimes my pants feel a little loser or a blouse that was once too snug around the midsection feels just a bit more comfortable.
Thank God for the little things!


One Month Anniversary

Friday, February 01, 2008

February 2, 2008 makes one month of my weight loss journey. I must say that I am happy to have made it this far and that I have the confidence to continue. SparkPeople has definitely been a great tool in helping me with portion size, recognizing the foods I am eating and their nutritional values, and exercise help. I feel the online support of the members here has been great for encouragement, motivation and knowledge. I hope everybody that reads this entry understands how wonderful it is to have so many people's help in reaching your goals while they reach for theirs.
You guys are great!!! Thanks to all of you members and Sparkpeople.com I have lost about 9 pounds (lost 5 before joining) and have learned so much.

Keep up the good work and keep on losing,

SW: 220 1/2/08
SW: with Spark 215
CW: 211 (depends on the crazy scale)
GW: 135
Biggest Loser Goal for 4/1/08: to lose 22 pounds. 11 Pounds to go Yippee!!!


Long Weekend Did Me In

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

This past weekend really did me in as far as food was concerned. I had so many inconsistencies with my times for eating and the types of foods I ate in comparison to my way of eating the past 3 weeks. I ate later in the day missing breakfast or having brunch. I had way too many starches late in the day and too much coffee. I even gained some weight and was tired and achy. I did do plenty of walking while shopping and commuting all weekend and even got some exercise in by moving furniture and cleaning. I'm still not back to my habits and feel so much hungrier the past two days causing me to eat more. To top it all off that "TOM" is coming adding to many cravings.
I keep picturing my goals in mind and am trying to get back on track. I wasn't able to log in my foods and exercise over the past couple of days or my weight. Sadly, I was 212 on Friday morning and managed to go back up to 215!!! AAARRRGGG!!! Hopefully the next couple of days will get me back into the swing of things and I will see those numbers drop and my energy soar.
Wish me luck.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again!!!

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CASSANDRAM1980 1/27/2008 11:00AM

    Good luck! Even if you get off track a little, remember that a slip up is only temporary and don't let it get you down, just pick up on your healthy habits again!

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