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My Crazy Life

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I haven't been as active here as I was earlier in the summer. Life has a way of taking over. I've been dealing with work stress which I finally have under control again.

Just when I get that under control, I get thrown another curveball. I have to move. My current landlords are not renewing my lease at the end of next month. I was not expecting that.

However, I have found a new apartment. I'm moving back into town. I'm renting the 2nd floor of a house. My current apartment can fit into half of the new apartment. It is huge!

So now instead of resuming walking, I'll be packing, carrying and unpacking lots of boxes and furniture over the next several weeks. I'm going to be using muscles that I haven't really used in awhile. I'm looking forward to the change.

At first thought, all this could have derailed me. It has for a little while but I'm working at getting back on track. I've decided...new place, new life, new me.

I'm going to make these changes happen again. I was headed on the right track, got derailed for a little bit but now getting back on track.

  
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MADAMES 8/27/2014 8:23PM

    You have a great attitude, and you will make the best of this! There are unexpected pleasures waiting just around the corner with this move!

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MARCIAC10 8/27/2014 10:43AM

    With the extra space you can walk around indoors when the weather is bad!

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PENNYSAVER2 8/26/2014 10:51PM

    Best wishes to you in the days ahead.

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KATELJM 8/26/2014 8:45PM

    What a bummer to have to move so soon, but a fresh start may be just the ticket. You'll be at the center of things in town.

Hope all is smoother.

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MIA...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Yup...I've been MIA for the past week. I have been logging in but I haven't tracked anything.

I feel bad that I didn't finish the Summer 5% Challenge. Life and work have taken over. Stress has been driving me right now. I'm just trying to get a handle on it and get myself back on track.

Ironically, it is at work where I can control my food choices the best. I guess it is because we don't have snacks lying around or a good vending machine. I'm packing my lunch and eating what is in it.

At home, I'm going out to eat and eating lots of fried foods. My body has noticed and it is revolting against me. I'm snacking all the time. Time to get things back on track.

Plus I haven't been walking AT ALL! This is so not like me. I enjoy my walks. I need to get myself back on track ASAP!

I need to start with 2 goals right now--track my food and walk. I'm working on the walking part. I have my stand up alarm set and I've stood and walk once already since turning it on. I'll be getting at least 2 more in before I have to leave for an afternoon of meetings.

I'm tracking my food. I know that this week is going to be hard as it is Fair week. I'm at fair all week doing First Aid. Lucky for me...the local grange has a nightly meal that is a meal with veggies. I'll be getting that as much as I can.

What I have learned from this...is that I'm an emotional eater and that always have been. I let the stress get to me which is not good. I'm working on changing that.

  
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KATELJM 8/19/2014 11:47AM

    I urge you to try working with a behavioral therapist so you can stop internalizing other people's stress as your own. "Caring" professionals need to learn how to take care of themselves first. Plus, do not underestimate the curative power of talking about the week's stress with a professional.

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Stressful week

Monday, August 11, 2014

Last week was not a good week for me. I had no motivation to exercise. I didn't track my food like I should. I ate everything and anything. I participated 1 day in the weekly challenge.

This is what stress does to me. I now know it. I'm working on making things better.

My week was stressful because of work. I support 7 adults with intellectual disabilities who live with families. It's called Life Sharing. 1 of my individuals was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy. She didn't understand what was happening but I did. I was unsure if I wanted to cry for her or go throw things in anger. I did neither. Instead I ate, and ate.

Greasy comfort food is what I ate. French fries, wings, bacon dogs, fast food, etc. I ate it.
I've come so far in my journey and 1 stressful week sent me right back into my old pattern.

Well that pattern led me to being sick over the weekend. I'm not sure if it was the food or the stress. I had to leave my nephew's birthday party because I was sick. I went home and slept for 2 hours. Plus slept an additional 7 hours on top of it.

Sunday, I still didn't eat the greatest but today I'm getting back on track. I'm starting fresh. I know that the next few weeks (months) are going to be stressful as I go to many doctors' appointment with my individual as we start her treatment.

I need to rely on everything I have learned on how to deal with stress. I can't say that I will not slide every once in awhile.

Any support is welcome over the next few weeks (months).

  
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MADAMES 8/11/2014 8:40PM

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You are not alone with emotional eating!! Try to be kind to yourself during this stressful time.

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PENNYSAVER2 8/11/2014 11:39AM

    Thinking of you....... emoticon

I've been struggling with some emotional eating myself lately. emoticon

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KATELJM 8/11/2014 10:39AM

    Where I worked, the nurses managing lifestyle cases were required to have ongoing therapy. It's important to let emotions out in a safe way and not to internalize cases. It doesn't mean you are crazy if you get therapy. I like behaviorists for keeping me on track, and telling me if I'm responding inappropriately.

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Motivation, Oh where did you go?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I seem to have no motivation right now to do anything healthy. I'm not making the greatest food choices right now. I have no desire to get up in the mornings to exercise. No motivation what so ever.

So in order to find some motivation, I went looking for motivation images. I found this one and thought...I need this.



Just the right kick in the pants. I'm going to finish out today hopefully with a little bit of exercise.

Which leads to this next picture:



What a better motivator that being chased by a T-Rex. I'm going to have that image in my head the next time I go for a walk.

I'm hoping to find my motivation tonight if not tomorrow morning.

  
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MARITIMER3 8/6/2014 2:05PM

    Re-start right now. The past is behind you, make the rest of today count.

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DAISYBELLEKIA 8/6/2014 1:54PM

    You can do it!!! I've felt my motivation waning a bit over the last few days, so a good kick in the pants is helpful :)

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KATELJM 8/5/2014 10:03PM

    Exercise is as important as eating, so do it anyway.

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STEVEN2GO2 8/5/2014 9:26PM

    emoticon words to get you going. Finding motivation can be a mystery! Sometimes I have tons, then poof it hides somewhere! I hope T-Rex does not catch you on your walk emoticon !!!

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MJRVIC2000 8/5/2014 2:43PM

    Godís way is always better. Try it! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Don't Wait...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014



I found the above picture on Facebook. Hand slap to the forehead...Most of us wait until we have reached our goal to be proud of ourselves. Me included.

Well not any more. I'm going to celebrate and be proud of what I have accomplished so far to reach my goal.

So what I have accomplished so far...

walking 2-2 1/2 miles a day

drinking 8 glasses of water a day

getting in 7500 steps or more a day

lost inches

lost 7 lbs and counting towards my first goal weight

wearing clothes that were tight comfortably

has been sparking for 139 days as of today

virtually hiked so far 125.8 miles of the 278.1 mile Long Trail in Vermont.

My list could go on if I would sit here and really think about it. Those are just the ones that came to mind right off the bat.

Be proud of what you have accomplished so far towards your goal. It is the little steps that add up to the big step. You have done so much to get to where you are whether you are just starting out, still working towards your goal or maintaining your goal. Be Proud of Yourself!

Take a moment and think about what you have accomplished so far.



  
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STEPH-KNEE 7/30/2014 10:56PM

    So true! You are fabulous, keep up the great work!! emoticon

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KATELJM 7/30/2014 8:03PM

    Enjoy the journey, reap the rewards.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 7/30/2014 2:07PM

    I also was that on Facebook, and had a ah moment. That is so true, so will be proud of the little things and not focus on the big.

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DAISYBELLEKIA 7/30/2014 2:00PM

    Awesome! It feels good to celebrate these small steps and not just wait for reaching the big goal :) emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 7/30/2014 12:48PM

    Love this message - thanks for reminding us

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MAINEALI 7/30/2014 11:24AM

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AUNTRENEE 7/30/2014 10:24AM

    Amen to all of this. Thanks for sharing.

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