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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Last night was another baseball game for my son. He chose not to go to track practice before the game because it was just to much and I completely understood. As usual, he was awesome with a couple of hits and one was infield which he beat out with speed I had never seen before. Wow, this track work is really helping him.

About 1/2 way through the game a man approached me asking if I was Josh's mom. I knew him as the dad of one of the kids on his team so I thought maybe there was an altercation in the dugout (I had seen him in there with the kids.) I braced myself.

Nope, it turns out he is a scout for the county team. No, not local but the entire COUNTY! He asked if we would be interested in having Josh on the summer travel team because he has the makings of an all star. WOW!!!! (I casually asked if his son was on this team and he laughed and said no, he wasn't good enough)

Again WOW! What an honor. We are thrilled, Josh is trilled and now I don't have to worry about what I'm going to do with him over the summer!!

They won their game 10 - 7. The boys were pumped. I'm so happy for my son. As soon as he come back from wrestling camp he starts baseball and as this coach told us, he is going to take Josh to a whole new level.

Ok, off the soap/bragging box now and back to your regularly scheduled program.

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HEALTHYJOANN 4/25/2010 7:28AM

    This deserves bragging! Congratulations to you & your son.

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PICKIE98 4/23/2010 3:14PM


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GOLDENGIRL88 4/20/2010 10:15AM

    Great news! Brag all you want! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 4/20/2010 9:18AM

    Your allowed to be on that box. Moments like this are not meant to be kept inside. Some kids are just natural athletes, and should never be held back and neither should there mothers, lol.

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SOFEDUPP 4/20/2010 9:14AM

    That is great!!! Your son must be so happy!! You must be so proud!!!

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K8NJKSMOM 4/20/2010 8:46AM

    Congratulations! And congratulations to Josh! What a great achievement for him! emoticon

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BARCINTL 4/20/2010 8:31AM

    This is amazing news. But I'm not surprised--with track to increase speed and weight-lifting and wrestling to increase power, he is now unstoppable. Will they be playing other counties in the state? Will you have to do any of the driving? Will he be sleeping away a lot at hotels in other counties? Will he travel out of state? It's all very exciting!

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WIGIME 4/20/2010 7:48AM

    What a nice surprize! You have every right to brag!

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CHIBILOKI88 4/20/2010 7:21AM

    congrats! you must be so proud. could it be that your good habits have been rubbing off on him? emoticon emoticon

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VENISEW1 4/20/2010 7:15AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My retry

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Being back here after falling off the wagon, has been a real eye opener. I feel that I am finally back in the "groove" and starting to do what I have to do.

One of the things I have realized that is a MUST is the tracking of food. I know now, that once I stopped tracking, the pounds came back. At the end of the day, I am always astonished at how quickly those calories add up. The fact that I am a petite person makes it even harder because I need less than those that are taller and bigger.

I am just starting....really, just starting to feel a little better. I haven't lost much weight yet but with doing more walking, a little weight work, I am feeling better. More importantly, I am sleeping better, which is huge for me.

Well, I'm off to my son's baseball game. It's freezing outside but I try to never miss one. If you go outside you just might be able to hear me screaming for his team!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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K8NJKSMOM 4/18/2010 7:09PM

    Good for you - and good luck to your son!!

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LOVES_ANIMALS 4/18/2010 3:47PM

    Good for you!

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TAYLORLIV31 4/18/2010 12:17AM

    All Mom can relate to your cheering! Remember to take one day at a time and even if you stray off the beaten path, just get right back on. emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 4/17/2010 10:14AM

    Tacking is one of the keys for sure. I keep tracking still even two years after goal. The other key is exercise, I have slacked and gone up five pounds. No big deal really, since I am still at an ideal weight. I still have a minimum of cardio a day which is 10 minutes.


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BARCINTL 4/17/2010 9:01AM

    I'm off too--for Baseball Picture Day. I wish it would warm up!

Congrats on feeling better and doing things for your health!

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Yet again

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yup, I just came back from walking the lake again. It wasn't quite as hard as it was yesterday but still, the last mile was tough. I can't wait to get back to the place I was when I would finish and think that maybe I could go around again! Yeah, that was great!

I must be the only person on the planet that walks without an ipod. I really like to get lost in thought and yes, occasionally can be caught talking to myself.

Today I was thinking about how much I miss my babies. My children are both teenagers with lives of their own. I have to admit that I miss when they were babies. I miss how soft their skin was and how good they smelled when I took them out of their baths. I would love when they just wanted to snuggle with mommy and how sweet their cheeks felt against mine. They were such happy babies and while they had some challenging moments, were for the most part the greatest joy. I adore my teenagers but do miss those "baby" moments.

It's beautiful in NY today. I do hope everyone can get out and enjoy some fine weather. I did!!

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GIRLINMOTION 4/15/2010 11:24PM


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K8NJKSMOM 4/15/2010 4:23PM

    Wonderful blog. I loved the memories. My son (almost 13) joined me on my walk on the weekend. I remarked to him that I missed when we could walk and I could hold his little hand (horrors now if I did that!). My other baby is the same as your daughter. She'll be 19 in August and off to university. Where does the time go. Enjoy your walks!!

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LOVES_ANIMALS 4/15/2010 1:26PM

    Wonderful to walk and be lost in your thoughts. I sing sometimes, too!

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I'm trying

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm really trying to turn this corner. I know what I need to do and I have to get past the anger that I have to do this all over again.

Today, instead of coming straight home from work I stopped at the lake. I walked around it (3 miles), got in the car and came home. I have to say that it was the most difficult time I've ever had walking the lake. I couldn't believe how hard it was! I almost stopped but refused to allow myself that and pushed through.

I'm glad I did this. Even though it was hard, it wasn't impossible. I also know that the more I do this, the easier it will become. I know, I all starts with the first step.

I'm off to have lunch now. I really nice big salad with some chicken breast in it.

I am hoping this is a new beginning for me. Thank you all for all your great support. It really does help.

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RUSSIANMERMAID 4/15/2010 11:11AM


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WINWIN1 4/14/2010 10:21PM

    good for you - you are an inspiration. emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 4/14/2010 8:29PM

    YUP, it all starts with the first step, then you have to bring the other foot over too (attitude).


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BARCINTL 4/14/2010 5:14PM

    Walking the lake and coming back on Sparkpeople are two big steps--congratulations!

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BAHIAGIRL 4/14/2010 4:51PM

    I feel for you. I really didn't want to go to the gym yesterday but my husband was being the strong one and got me to go. I burned 500 calories and felt great. Keep trying!

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MROSE721 4/14/2010 12:43PM

  way to go, sounds like u got a good hold of the situation. never give up, each day u get a day closer to ur goal. some days are not as good as others but when all is said and done u will get there. be blessed!!! emoticon

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Why is this time so difficult?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I am trying, really I am. I am back here because I gained so much of the weight I lost back. I hate it but am really struggling.

It seems last time the weight just came off. Yes, I was eating right and exercising and I really looked great just one short year ago. Now , I have to admit, I really hate myself. I'm so angry that I slipped up so badly I can't seem to get on track. Every day I get up and say to myself I'm going to win today but by evening, I'm a loser (and not in the good way).

Ok, I'm venting, I know but I am having a much harder time. I'm hanging on my my fingernails!!

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GIRLINMOTION 4/12/2010 2:53PM

    You have lots of changes in your life. It is not always easy to adjust yourself. Just take it slow and steady. Don't be your own worse enemy by beating yourself up.


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LOVES_ANIMALS 4/11/2010 5:17PM

    First thing is to be nice to yourself. Beating yourself up will only make it worse.

We have to keep learning the same lessons over and over, so maybe the emotional aspect is what you need to learn this time to move through this.

Good luck, and be well-


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WESCOBAR 4/11/2010 5:07PM

    Forgive yourself. You're not a loser! You are a loser as in losing the old self. Just take a moment and write out what you've learned and learning now. Just write and explore your lessons.

I suggest that you write out a proposal to yourself as to the reasons and what it would mean to you to be healthy. Create a plan that works with you. Make small changes.

I've gone through the same thing myself. I finally had it out with myself and read myself the riot act outloud. I told myself to cut the games and negative talk and get with the program. I told my negative mental talk to take a hike and the mind to get with the program, I'm in charge and those voice need to shut up. It was an experience but sure helped me get over the mental hump. Find out who those voices are and show them who is boss.

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BARCINTL 4/11/2010 3:06PM

    "Shrink Yourself" is really going to help you--look at the website at Sometimes, adding one new tactic to your weight loss arsenal gives you renewed enthusiasm for your journey. Once you stop using food as a weapon or as comfort, you will find you no longer fear yourself sabotaging yourself. You can do this!

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TXGLENNA 4/11/2010 2:08PM

  You have to let go of the past and look forward to a new journey. You may slip up but then brush yourself off and pull it together. You may have to pull yourself together several times a day at first, then it will become less and less. You will have that success that you are striving for but remember, it won't happen over night.
You are in this for the long haul and it will take time to change your mindset/eating habits but it will be for a life time! RIGHT!!?

Are you in this with me??? You can do this every minute of everyday, you can take a deep breath and refocus on your goal until it is now habit.

Take Care and you will achieve the goal that you have set for yourself!

Glenna in TX

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