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Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm feeling so good today, I really want to go to the gym and workout today. I will take it slow, and pace myself accordingly. I plan on just spending a few minutes on the treadmill, and work a little on some machines. I really am going to fight the urge to visit the wet area, because I don't believe I'm strong enough yet to handle the steam and sauna.

I may even go dancing, if I'm still feeling this perky :o)! I'm just so excited to be feeling well again, after so many months of barely making it through.


It's Thursday!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

. . .and only 1 day before Friday. I'm so looking forward to Friday and having an opportunity to work around the house. I know it sounds crazy that I'm excited about cleaning, but when your health is compromised and you can't do much of anything, the little things are important. So, it's going to be cleaning and snapping pictures for selling on eBay/Craig's list.

I'm purging. . .all the unnecessary things like exercise equipment, scrapbooking supplies, etc.

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NEWME0519 2/16/2012 11:14PM

    Great plan! Just don't push beyond your limits!

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Well Hello!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Well, it has been quite a while since I last posted anything to my page, and I thought it was about time to do so now. 2011 was a tremendous year of change for me, and I am so thankful that I made it through triumphantly! I have my mind in tact, and my health is on the upswing. I have maintained my weight loss, and have actually lost additional weight, which places me now in the healthy BMI range (Yeah!!!!). I still make sure that I eat correctly and monitor and minimize unnecessary snacking. I have learned to easily brush off comments about why am I still "watching what I eat?", or "you're not getting any smaller are you?!"

I have become amazed at how much letting things go can be so empowering. If I had known this years ago, I wonder where I would be today. But everything occurs in its own time, and when you are best able to deal with it. My weight loss journey has been one amazing trip of discovery. . . .don't let anyone tell you its just about the food! I have therapy sessions to prove that it is not. It's about all the things that you use food to cover up and push down inside, until the one day when you say "enough is enough". This recent journey for me started over 4 years ago.

Life is what you perceive it to be, whether you're a size 24 or size 4. Don't place your happiness in a size or number on a scale, and don't let others dictate what your goals should be. Be happy in what you have accomplished and take time to appreciate it. I have learned this over time, and I am sharing it with you. emoticon

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NEWME0519 1/26/2012 10:40PM

    It most definitely should not be about the number. Because a smaller number will NEVER make you happy, only healthier!

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LIMASTAR 1/25/2012 2:38PM

  Great attitude. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about living healthy.

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2008LYNN 1/25/2012 12:44PM

  "letting things go can be so empowering" - Ooh, say it again! I heard Deepak Chopra say years ago, "Release your attachment to the outcome". And yes, it is so powerful.

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KSANDIEGO 1/25/2012 11:45AM

    right on...I always say "Doing what makes you happy today counts a lot more than what you'll do someday" - have a nice day

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SPARKEDLIFE 1/25/2012 11:29AM

    thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts.

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43 and 364 days old. . .

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tomorrow's my birthday and I can honestly say this last year has been an adventure to say the least. I am looking back and see how I didn't really know myself. It's amazing that the more you grow and mature, the more you learn about YOU.

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NEWME0519 8/9/2011 11:06PM

    Yes and your birthday is always a good time to reflect on the good, bad, and the ugly of the past year(s)!

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Can it get any worse. . . .Yes!

Friday, July 15, 2011

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THIS IS NOT WEIGHT OR MOTIVATION RELATED. . .I have had one of the worst days since I don't know when. It started with a dream as it always does two days ago. The dream was very disturbing to me and woke me up to pray for peace and understanding of what it was trying to tell me. I retold my dream to several people in hopes that someone could tell me what it meant, but no one could. Anyway, today after having lunch with my Mom and going to several second-hand stores, I arrived home and picked up the mail. What I received changed my whole sense of security. First, I received a notice that I would not be receiving the back child support owed to me, and that myanything eith balance owed was cleared. Secondly, I received a notice from the unemployment office telling me that not only would I not be receiving any more benefits, but that I owed what had already been paid to me!

All I could do was sit down on my bed and just ask why. I mean, how much more could go wrong in such a short period of time? I am just so out of it right now that I don't even know what to do. The good thing is that I have paid all my bills for this month, but what about August? I have only had 3 interviews since being off work, which as of yesterday, has been 3 months. The economy here is horrible and the employers know it. They are asking for Masters degrees for things that don't even require college education. I want to stay here in Michigan, but everything is saying leave, and leave while you can. I was supposed to go with my youngest daughter to see Harry Potter, but mentally I just can't do it today.

I'm so mad at my situation, I just don't know what to do. I feel like I have done all that has been required of me, and yet I feel betrayed. I feel abandoned by friends, co-workers, and close associates. It's like I'm following a lie, and I'm afraid to say my faith was in vain.

I'll feel better tomorrow. . . .I pray that I do, and that I can believe again that everything works to the good of those who love the Lord.

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YBROWNING40 7/17/2011 11:01PM

    This is just a test of your faith. Tell the devil to get back because God has something awesome in store for you....

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NEWME0519 7/16/2011 6:56PM

    I pray that all works out for you. Never believe that your faith is in vain! God always has your back even when man has turned his!!!
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MELTING2SVELTE 7/15/2011 10:19PM

    Its the tough times that make us find that real self within that uses times like these to whittle yourself whole. You are stronger than the appearance of this. Hang in there!

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SETAGOAL1 7/15/2011 9:43PM

    Don't give up on yourself. You are the

only one that can make it happen for

you. You have the power to succeed or


You have choosen to succeed.

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