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Not sure I can do it

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I am not sure I can do this weight loss anymore, WW was closed for 2 weeks and 2 weeks more because of snow, I have tried to be sensible but it has not been easy over the holidays.

I am doubting myself as I have only lost a stone and I am now stuck, my stress problems do not help and at the moment I do not feel very good. I am trying to do as many of my hobbies and groups as I can.

Christmas was really bad as Michael was very low and we did not even have christmas dinner. He did get up but only to sleep on the sofa but after boxing day he stayed in bed and did not get up till yesterday which means I spent it on my own.

I need to lose this extra weight and it would make me feel better about myself, it would also benefit my health but it is so difficult to keep on track
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BAGGYPANTS5 1/21/2010 6:18AM

    Hi, good to see you back. I was concerned about you. So you lost a whole stone, that's amazing. I can't wait for that day. WalkingAnnie blogged something the other week about using a pedometer to kickstart the weight loss after a break. Mine is in the post! It's worth a try if you haven't done so. They are really cheap on ebay. Do keep posting, we're all behind you.

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BRANDI1809 1/21/2010 5:42AM

    As you can see from all the encouragement below, we are all rooting for you. The fact that you have accomplished so much so far especially with Michaels problems not helping the situation, just shows how strong you actually are.

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SAVAGEWIFE 1/21/2010 5:07AM

    emoticon emoticonYou have done great so far despite having to battle a very difficult home situation. We're all here to support you. The plateau won't be for ever. Hang on in there. emoticon

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OPHELIA105 1/20/2010 2:26PM

   

Hang in there - look how far you've come - you have done brilliantly and I admire you for dealing with your home situation so patiently

I put on 12lb over Xmas - it happens - its about picking yourself up and dusting yourself down and setting off on the journey again.

You need to be kind to yourself - you are worth it!



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YUBYUB31 1/20/2010 1:43PM

    Forgive yourself - accept yourself at this weight - you have lost a STONE - 14 whole lb - that is stupendous - the next pound you loose is just icing - you are already fitter and healthier than when you started your journey emoticon

So you feel your journey isn't finish - that is fine, but a pit stop is fine too, just stay focused on not going backwards.

I feel for you with regards to your partner (not sure if you are married) and I can emphasis to an extent as my hubby suffers depression and does nothing for days on end too - I have just decided to assume he will do nothing and get on with it myself (it reduces my stress levels)

Take care and I hope you will stay around if only for a bit of moral support ....... emoticon

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SHERWOODCYCLER 1/20/2010 11:56AM

    I, too, felt for a couple of years, that I could not lose weight. Something clicked, however, last Thanksgiving. (I got sick with the flu right before Thanksgiving). When we came home from visiting my daughter I found that I had lost 3 pounds due to eating light that past week. And I said, I can do it. So I went for it. Since Thanksgiving, I have lost 7 more pounds by exercising, watching and recording everything I eat...and being kind to myself. Not every day am I on plan, but I am on a journey. And I know now that I am worth it. And so are you.

You've got to start by believing that today is the first day of a journey, and that indeed, you are in control of your emotions and what you eat. The rest will follow. Start today by doing one thing for yourself-- Give yourself a pat on the back for hanging in there.

Best of luck!

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SHERWOODCYCLER 1/20/2010 11:54AM

    I, too, felt for a couple of years, that I could not lose weight. Something clicked, however, last Thanksgiving. (I got sick with the flu right before Thanksgiving). When we came home from visiting my daughter I found that I had lost 3 pounds due to eating light that past week. And I said, I can do it. So I went for it. Since Thanksgiving, I have lost 7 more pounds by exercising, watching and recording everything I eat...and being kind to myself. Not every day am I on plan, but I am on a journey. And I know now that I am worth it. And so are you.

You've got to start by believing that today is the first day of a journey, and that indeed, you are in control of your emotions and what you eat. The rest will follow. Start today by doing one thing for yourself-- Give yourself a pat on the back for hanging in there.

Best of luck!

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MOLS626 1/20/2010 11:50AM

    Stay with it...every little bit helps. When you're feeling a craving, take a walk around the block - the fresh air can do wonders!

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BEAUTIMOUS1983 1/20/2010 10:07AM

    You can do this. Just take small steps. Set small short term goals to help you work toward your large goals. Keep your head up. emoticon

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Hello

Monday, January 18, 2010

Things still are not going well here but at least the snow has gone. Michael has been in bed nearly a month now but I am doing my best to keep going. while the snow was here it was not easy and last Friday was the first day out of the village since christmas, I treated myself to a new cardigan from Asda and I added a new jug to my collection (it is in the shape of a cow ).
This week will be my first day back at school and I am really looking forward to it as I have missed the children.
I am working on some UFO's, I started a tablecloth some 5 years ago so would be good to finish it.
I will try add to my blog again on Wednesday
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DONNAEDA 1/18/2010 11:53AM

    Congratulations on coming back. I'm am glad you are finally getting out with others.

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to my Sparkpals

Saturday, January 02, 2010

I did not realise it was so long since I last posted. I hope you all had a good christmas and wish you all the best 2010.

My Christmas was a none starter, Michael did get up only to lie on to sofa and mostly sleep, this really annoys me as he will do a lot of moaning. It was not until the Saturday afterwards that he stayed in bed and he is still there, he got really uptight on New Years eve about the noise from fireworks (the ones set off by yobs) and also last night.
I spent my time reading, stitching and watching TV and when on my own did not feel too bad but I am finding things a struggle. I will leave it there and try and post again on Monday. emoticon emoticon

  
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BAGGYPANTS5 1/3/2010 4:00AM

    Hi, you really have my sympathy. I know how it feels to be in an unrewarding relationship. I don't have a solution, but I'm thinking of you and I hope things work out better for you in 2010.
Best wishes
Anne

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SHAY72 1/2/2010 6:22PM

    hope that u have a better 2010 7 that things get better for u & michael

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BRANDI1809 1/2/2010 11:49AM

    All the best to you, I just wish I could wave a magic wand to find a solution for you & Mchael.

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YUBYUB31 1/2/2010 7:02AM

    Wishing you an ever improving new year, that blossoms as the days grow longer, to bloom eternally from summer onwards.


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Having a good day

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Well it seems as if things are not to bad at the moment. We have had a good day as this morning we have been at MIND and this afternoon Michael went to a christmas party so I went to the library and had an hour on the computer, I found some lovely cross stitch bookmarks.

Tonight I am going to a fuddle ( a get together with drinks and food ), it is at the church craft group. I have not been for a few weeks so I am looking forward to seeing friends.

Tomorrow I have an appointment to see my GP, I still feel tired, tearful and stressed. I do not mind the christmas period but it seems as if everyone is rushing about and buying things they cannot afford, also most people seem to buy food as if the shops will be shut for a month.

It is so dull, wet and miserable and hardly anyone smiles at at you.

I would like to wish all my sparkfriends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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SHAY72 12/16/2009 6:56AM

    yea i hear about the people buying things, so many people have forgotten the reason for the season, JESUS, not overly priced gifts & all that, it's about getting together with family & sometimes friends (cause they are family as well) having a nice meal & enjoying each others company not about hopeing aunt Sue did'nt buy me that god aweful gift again this year( they best be thankful aunt sue thought enough of em to spend to spend a dollar on em). People need to be thankful for the gifts in life that are priceless like health, happiness & being able to see & be around their friends & family & not so much the material possesions which material eventually wears out & not good anymore & then what are we left with nothing. I guess what i'm trying to say ,cause ur proablly yawning & about to fall asleep over this is when we take
CHRIST out of christmas all that's left is a mess(mas). would love to add u as a friend on my spark page, u can let me know if u would like to be my friend check yes or no (lol on the cking yes or no )my sparkpage is shay72 emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DONNAEDA 12/15/2009 11:21PM

    Don't give other people the power to determine your outlook on life. You can't control what they do, so don't let them control how your feel. Enjoy your friends and be happy during the Xmas season. This is a happy time.

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CONNIE1-11 12/15/2009 1:49PM

  I often wonder why people buy things that they cannot afford...what could be their motivation for such a thing?

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TRON2007 12/15/2009 1:48PM

    Happy Holidays. Try to stay positive.

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Sorry

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hello

I am finding things very hard going at the moment (I am a happy sort of person really ), it is over 3 weeks since Michael last had a proper meal or even got up. I am finding it so tiring as he as regular goes at me (not being tidy enough, going out too much) and has regular tantrums about about all sorts of small things(road signs, fireworks, to name just 2).

I have not done much myself apart from Wednesday craft group and going to MIND on Tuesday to see a befriender. Sorry I have not been in touch with my sparkpals but you are all great friends and this helps me lots.
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GIRLSCOUT4LIFE 12/10/2009 12:15PM

    Sorry to hear it's been hard going lately! Keep your chin up and know that your Spark friends are here for you.

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JESSIE_130 12/10/2009 10:30AM

    I'm here with emoticon

Friends and family make life worthwhile.
Enjoy your day!

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SMASHKIWI 12/10/2009 5:29AM

    Hang in there....we are all right her with you. emoticon

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