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Trying to get back

Monday, January 07, 2013

Lately I've been feeling a bit blah. If blah is even a word to describe how I've been. It's like no matter what I eat or when I eat I just feel like crap (physically) afterwards. Now some of you might be tinkering on the idea of the flu, but I'm not sure that a flu lasts for almost a month. I guess I'm not sure what to do. I don't go back to the doctor for my annual check up for another month or so. I don't know if this would be something that is so important for me to make an appointment soon, or if I should just wait. I've thought of doing a complete detox for my body, but it's difficult to choose one that will cater to my needs. Is there anything that I should be doing to help? Any good detox deals that are safe and effective? I want to try some home remedies or diets to see if they help before asking the doctor. I just wish that my body would get back to being normal.

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BTLSMUM 1/8/2013 8:33AM

    A huge group of my league mates are doing "The Whole 30".

Have you had your thyroid levels checked recently? Gallbladder stuff, maybe?

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NEWMEN2013 1/8/2013 8:32AM

    Don't underestimate the power of the flu. The strains that are going around Indiana are absolutely vicious!!! I was down for about 2 1/2 wks after my illness. Unfortunately, most doctors say that time and rest are about all that make it better so I don't know that your doctor can do much to help.
I'm afraid I'm not all that familiar with detoxing so I don't really have any insight there. Hope you find what you are looking for though. Good luck and feel better soon.

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Getting Back Into My Groove

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today I worked out for the first time in a few weeks. I did the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD, and it was exhausting. I'm glad it pushed myself to work out because I need to get back into doing it every day. As time goes on it will get a bit easier. I just wanted to let everyone know that I feel a lot better after working out again. Fingers crossed that I find the motivation to do it tomorrow.

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SEASONS__CHANGE 10/12/2012 8:39PM

    Glad you're getting back into the groove!


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BROWNCOFIDDLER 10/11/2012 9:59PM

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YOBOELI 10/11/2012 8:54PM

    Holy Crap I did one day of that and I am so not ready for it good luck you go

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I've lost all since of reality.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I just moved out here to Washington, and leaving my family behind was the biggest mistake ever. I did everything with them. I even still lived with my parents because it was a comfort. When my parents left at the airport I lost it. I cried in the car on the way to my house. I tried cleaning to keep my mind off of things, but that didn't work. (Let me tell you that cleaning up after 3 guys is one tough job). I tried watching some comedy movies, but that only made things worse. I cried going to sleep, and every time I woke up I cried then. This is the worst decision I have ever made, and I had to learn that on my own. Yes, I did move out here to be closer to my best friend and to experience something new, but in all reality I just want to be back with my family.

Life sucks. Driving all the way out here was a waste. I just want to go home. I can't stay here anymore. The anxiety of all of this has been the worst I've ever had. I feel bad for making my parents waste a week to drive me out here, but I'm just ready to pack my things and go back home. I think that trying to move out on my own so far away was a big mistake. All i can say is that I tried. I think sticking closer to home will help me gain more independence while still being close to family. I'm trying not to cry while typing this. I guess i am just so confused with life. I thought this was going to be the best thing ever, but it's not that it was cracked up to be.

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LITTLEBO 9/30/2012 12:06PM

    Woah! Take a step back and take a deep breath.....It has been a lot of years since I moved away from home....but I remember it being very difficult.....Give yourself some time. Remember WHY you decided to move....Try and focus on what you can do to make your "new" life happier....

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TENNISJIM 9/30/2012 8:19AM

    How long has it been since you moved to Washington?

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SEASONS__CHANGE 9/29/2012 4:43PM

    Change is very had sometimes and I'm sorry to hear that you're having such a rough go. Know that you're not alone.


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JUNEAU2010 9/29/2012 2:10PM

I live in CA with no family in the timezone, let alone nearby. I wish I did have family nearby. Story of my life. Most of my life I have lived states apart from my family and I do miss them. BUT you, as I have, will find a way to make a life where we are planted.

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Getting ready to move is making me careless.

Friday, September 21, 2012

I've been packing quite a bit of my stuff in order to be ready for my big move to Washington. I just feel like I've been doing all of this on my own. My dad has brought home boxes for me to use, and my mom has a helped minimally. I know that it is hard on them to see their baby leave the nest, but it's something that I've wanted to do all my life. Ever since I was a little girl I would tell my mom that I was going to move out of Indiana. I was going to live in this country, that state, or the big city over there. I guess she never thought that the day would come when I actually made the decision to move away. Anyways, enough about that. The real reason for this post is to admit that I've gone way off track. I've eaten junk food, and not just a little but a lot. I keep thinking that it's easier to eat when I've been so busy. I didn't prepare for all of this, but I'm hoping that once I settle in to the new place I will get back to a healthier lifestyle. I guess I need a little Jillian Michaels in my head to yell at me when I do something wrong, but also to praise me for my good work.

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    The eating is also perhaps about the anxiety of the move? While its exciting and full of adventure--there has to be some anxiety and nervousness there too, of course.
Eating helps us deal with stuff--thats the long and short of it. Give yourself a break--choose healthy choices whenever you can so the damage is minimal and keep in mind that if you eat properly you can handle the stress so much better. Eating poorly for ME really slows me down--all I want to do is eat then!
And in regards to your parents--my baby girl is 16 too--and she will be going in a few years--YEE HAW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I can start living a life that I want to live--being there for her of course--but not in the same way.
There are always two sides to every coin....:) and unfortunately things are hardly ever black and white--very very many shades of grey....

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LITTLEBO 9/24/2012 9:59PM

    We are here for you.... I am constantly regrouping in my quest for a healthy lifestyle....you can regroup, too!!!!!!!!

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FENWAYGIRL18 9/21/2012 6:17PM

    You have to understand one day your this new little baby that your parents brought home, then you start talking about your dreams in life and although they want you to be all you can be they knew one day it would take you from them.
I'm sure it's very difficult for her to sit there and help you pack knowing your leaving shortly, I know I'd be in tears inside it would be killing me and she probably doesn't want to face the reality that is coming soon.
I think in a way your nervous yourself by eating what your eating also, this is going to be a huge adjustment not only for you , but the two people that love you most in this world.
My son just turned 16 yrs old and I know I probably only have him for another 2 yrs, he's not gonna need mommy and daddy anymore and what is really difficult is he's an only child and if your an only child it's gonna hit them even harder!
Understand they are doing what they can with a very heavy heart and you need to understand this as one day you'll be a parent and know that there is no love greater then the love parents have for their children....
It's a love you'll never understand till you have your own! I'm sure it's killing your dad inside to get those boxes for you knowing that they are being used to pack up his little girls things.
Cut them some slack they love you and it's hard for them to deal with this, they r giving u as much help as their heart will allow for now...
You should have a heart to heart talk with them, they feel as if they are losing their little girl and I'm sure it's tugging at their hearts!
The are doing what they can out of love just remember that, we get so use to our kids in our lives, sure it can be difficult at times arguments... all kids go through stages, well so do parents especially when we realize the age is coming where our little ones r going to be flying out of the nest!
Make sure you make time for them, don't be so busy in your life that you set them aside , THEY ARE GONNA MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My favorite trainer is back...

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

After the recent news that Biggest Loser was having Jillian Michaels back on as a trainer I was jumping for joy. She is my favorite kick butt person. She motivates me to be my best and not give up. Unless you faint, puke, or die keep moving.

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JBELICIOUS5 9/5/2012 7:51PM

    Yay so excited to see her back! Definitely wasn't as fun watching without her on the show! emoticon

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ABILUCHA 9/5/2012 5:46PM

    Love Jillian! BL hasn't been the same without her. I wonder if becoming a mom will have changed her at all?

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ZELDA79 9/5/2012 5:24PM

    I agree. Jillian kicks my butt every time. I like to have a version of her in my head whenever I'm working out, screaming at me to keep going - it motivates me better than anything else I've tried!

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