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an update...

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

been in hospital for over a week on an IV with cholecystitis...THE PAIN IS HORRENDOUS.. I have had 5 children and would rather have another 5 than go through that again...
top and bottom of it is...I have to eat low fat...I have to not overload my poor abused tummy...
and I have to lose weight. go figggur.....
so...my journey is back on track....I guess Im just lazy...one of those people who needs to be battered and bruised into changing...where I go kicking and fighting every step of the way.
trying to find things to do to replace all the time Ive spent eating and thinking about eating ..

  
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PATJ7084 2/5/2014 6:09PM

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    emoticon Don't be too hard on yourself, its never too late to get back on track, you are already taking the first step! emoticon

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where oh where is my fairy godmother....

Friday, January 17, 2014

dya know what??? Ive lived my whole life waiting for my fairy godmother...and at 52 I should probably accept there aint one :)
I went to my GP again and asked for help again and cried (i hate public crying) again....and think I should probably accept that ....NO ONE IS GOING TO COME AND MAGIC MY MIND ...BODY...ATTITUDE ....INTO something perfect and wonderful.
I say all the time...unless someone can change whats in my head I will never lose weight and keep it off....Ive lost and gained 30 times !!! probably more !!!
I am trying to motivate myself ..to look for motivation and help and accept what I find.
the quote on my status thing was one thing that has helped motivate me for today...
Ive always liked the OA one day at a time idea...I just cant get to grips with the god stuff...
and maybe I need to loosen up and take all the help I can where I can find it and stop being so stubborn and proud...and accept I dont know everything ..EVEN ABOUT MYSELF.
I told my husband I was trying again and expected him to ignore or mock me ...but he just gave me a big hug and a big smile and said...thats great ...good for you :)
Im heavier than I have ever been...Im also older and sicker...and I want to change and get healthier to stay alive a little longer for my family , who I adore :)
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Jim Rohn
thanks for that jim rohn whoever you are...
I think I ll take your advice

  
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_RAMONA 1/17/2014 11:47PM

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I know how you feel... I was in exactly this place two and half years ago. I am now 60 pounds lighter and my sense of well-being has been restored. Here is where my family was:

My health issues at age 50 (debilitating fatigue; migraines; hormonal imbalances: endometriosis, unexplained infertility; gut issues: diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome; GERD, gallbladder issues, skin issues; severe sinus issues; gum disease & loosening teeth, insomnia; anxiety/depression; chronic yeast/bladder infections, escalating joint pain, compromised immunity; seriously high blood pressure, adrenal collapse, dangerously poor lipid profile, mineral deficiencies, poor nutrient absorption, obesity... and I have never eaten in a way such that I should be fat)

My daughter (who was only 5 at the time), The Divine Miss O's health issues as of four years ago (insomnia; debilitating anxiety: Drs. were suggesting medication; stomach aches; headaches; general overall 'bone' pain; chronic and severe constipation; escalating eczema; sinus issues and 'allergies'; she compulsively ate inedibles; she stopped growing, and had a seriously compromised immune system)

My Mr.'s chronic health issues (anxiety; skin issues; gut issues: pain, bloating; significant hand tremors; overall achiness; debilitating fatigue; impaired ability to focus; poor lipid profile; rising blood sugar; obesity)


Here is how we all found healing and health:

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Don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions! You CAN do this!!!


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bleh

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

here we go again..back to square one.
not going to whine..just stating the obvious :)
onward and upward and all that jazz

  
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KNOEL7 10/29/2013 9:00PM

    Don't give up! I am pretty near an all time high weight which is frustrating. It used to be so easy to drop a few pounds when I creeped up. Now it seems I am trying so hard and nothing is happening. I think we have to just look at this as a life long thing--and the bad days, weeks, months, whatever don't mean we are destined to never change and do better. C'mon--we can do this!

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SCUBAMUM 10/17/2013 11:16AM

    You and I, Luv! Came back from a bank holiday weekend away having gained four pounds. That, added to a steady incline in weight since the spring was just too much. I started from scratch on Tuesday. The good news is, I've lost three of them already.

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IOLANTHE51 10/8/2013 4:41PM

    and today was
EPIC FAIL..
well...I did attend a funeral..not the happiest of days..
will make myself come back and try again tommorrrrroww x
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CHIPLEY_FL 10/8/2013 7:11AM

    We've all been there

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my daughter my inspiration

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

now hear me out...H has been a difficult child...wonderful ..amazing ...funny ...and so difficult.
I have 5 children and am so delighted to feel inspired by this particular one..
she went for a run today and says she feels like a champion..and so she should..she has given up smoking (not a habit I ever indulged in...but I know difficult to quit) and wants to get back in tip top shape, and I my friends am going to follow her lead.
go on mum you can do it...
so ..Im off to do my allotted 10 minutes on the wii fit thingy.
its way too hot to go outside.
whisk me cluck
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JSTETSER 7/9/2013 8:00AM

    What a great daughter!
I'm inspired by her too!


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IOLANTHE51 7/9/2013 6:33AM

    and an update...25 minutes wii free step ..GO ME
done to the voices of the mighty Proclaimers...
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cant put down the food

Sunday, July 07, 2013

I try
keep trying
new tricks
new ideas
new and old ways to avoid unconcious or anaesthetic eating...
THIS IS SO HARD
but
not giving up
in the words of my 3 yr old grandaughter
NOT NOW NOT NEVER

I do honestly feel Im making progress with myself despite the no show on the scales :)
Im certainly fitter..(though didnt feel that yesterday when we went fruit picking in blistering heat...well blistering for a large lady living in wild wet and windy wales )
still ...one step at a time.
Ive used food to calm me for so long now Im wondering if I ll ever find and use better ways.
eating comes so naturally ..of course.
I have however found this Sparkpeople site which has been such a learning place for me.
having joined every diet club ..kept most of them in business for the last 30 years..done every new diet on the market .,,starved myself over exercised....you name it Ive tried it...cabbage diet..egg diet..OH THE RESULTS WERE IMMENSE...in all sorts of nasty ways.
and my point is...I have learned so much since finding myself here , a lot of it about the thinking and feeling stuff. and nutrition..!! who d have thunk ! me learning something new and amazing helpful about food.exercise , wellness...love that.....and the inspiration to keep trying and improving.
so..here I am at the computer for my alloted 5 minutes and using the time wisely (instead of endless games of bejeweled..hahaha) emoticon
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GETSALONG 7/7/2013 1:26PM

  :::nods::: it is a big change... I like to think of it as food for real reasons to eat and non-food solutions/comfort for non-food stuff. I do think stopping the comfort eating is about the toughest!!! hang in, you can do it! I can hear the determination in your 3yr old voice! WTG!!!

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JOANNEO5 7/7/2013 8:26AM

    Good luck to you. Do not ever give up!

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