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Here I go again...

Monday, September 13, 2010

I am back to starting over again. Can't believe it's been so long since I've been on here. I recooperated from my surgery from June '09 and now here it is over a year later and I have put back on many of the pounds I worked so hard to lose. I tried to blame it on being sick and having major surgery, but I can't fool myself anymore. I let life get in the way of taking care of myself. I had a very stressful job for 2 years and now as of 2 weeks ago am staying at home watching my cousin's 3 year old and soon will be watching my new grandson. A lot has happened this past year. The best thing that's happened is the birth of my first grandchild, Shae Michael. He is the light of our life. He is the reason I HAVE to get back in shape. I don't want to be a Grammy that can't play with him. I want to be a Grammy that can keep up with him. So no looking back and beating myself up for being such a fool. Here I go again... I WILL get to my goal if it takes me the rest of my life!

  
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LILYPAD36 9/14/2010 8:05PM

    Thanks for your comment - wow - we do have a very similar story. My first abscess appeared in November 2009 and my surgery was January 2010. I find that my incision can still be a bit tender at times. I ended up with an open surgery due to the abscess that returned - it was blown up to 9 cm. in diameter. I find that doing abdominal exercises is too uncomfortable just yet. That; however, is no excuse for me not exercising in other ways. All the best to you! Congratulations on being a "Grammy". My mom is in the best shape of her life and it's awesome that she can be so active with my son. We can do this!

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Missing my sweet Ripples...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

We had a beautiful spring day here in the Catskills. I got a lot done inside and then went outside to wash windows. I was doing fine until I realized that something was missing. My dog used to follow me wherever I was outside and lay down near where I was whether I was working or relaxing. It's just not the same without her. I hope that it gets easier as time goes on. I feel so lost without her to follow me around.
I've been having a tough time lately with keeping up with my exercise routine. I hurt my back a while ago and last week had heart palpitations that I'm seeing a cardiologist for. I'm hoping its just the hormone/menopause thing. I had an arrythmia 10 yrs. ago that was treated and haven't been bothered with it since. So it was very upsetting to have it sneak up on me like that again. Hopefully it's not a recurrence of what I used to have. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Dr said I can exercise and I'm wearing a 24 hr monitor for a month so hopefully if there is a problem it will show up.
I can't wait to get back into the habit of exercising. I feel so lousy when I don't. I will be sure to get back on the wagon starting tomorrow.


  
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What Have I Done!?

Friday, January 02, 2009

Today is the 2nd day of the new year and like everyone else I got on the scales after avoiding them for quite sometime. I knew it was coming, but I guess I was thinking that it would just go away, but the reality is I weighed in at 159.6. I guess that's about 10lbs up since my last weigh in. Not a good feeling. So it's off to the Biggest Loser Cardio Max video for me this morning. No excuses, no whining, just gotta do it. The first of my 3 children is getting married in October of this year, so I guess that's a good goal for me. I'd like to weigh about 125-130 by then. Hopefully, time is on my side and I can finally reach goal-and keep it there. Wish me luck.
Keepin' the faith...Dawn

  
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THECITYMOUSE 1/2/2009 10:05AM

    Sweetheart, you can do this. Believe in yourself, first and foremost...track everything, log all your food, water, your fitness minutes....and you will get there!!!!!
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I'm Back Again...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It seems like forever since I've been here. A lot has happened in the past 3 months. I started a new job, my 9 yr old dog was diagnosed with diabetes and caring for her has taken more out of me than I realized. We had to have her put to sleep this past Sat. because they discovered a tumor on her spleen and lung and she had internal bleeding. I seemed to have lost my way and I have to confess, I have not been taking care of myself. I stopped exercising-except maybe once a week on the weekends and have at least been pretty good about what I eat. I have put back on about 6 pounds. UGHH!! I don't like this feeling at all. I have come to realize that I need to take care of ME and I'm the only one who can do it and I need to stop making excuses. So tonite, I came home and instead of sitting down to supper right away, I put my exercise clothes on and worked out to Biggest Loser Cardio Max. Yes it kicked my butt, and I am going to be sore, but it feels really good to be back at it again.

  


In Loving Memory

Thursday, November 20, 2008


In loving memory of my beautiful Ripples who left us on Nov. 15th. There is a huge empty space in my heart. I had no idea how sick you really were. I didn't realize how much you were a part of me until you were gone. I will never forget you. You were one special dog and my life will never be the same without you. I love you and miss you so very much - Mommy

  


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