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Getting back in the groove

Monday, December 30, 2013

and it isn't even the 1st yet!

The last couple of weeks have been very stressful and I even missed a day on here stopping my streak at 51 or so. Holidays, preparing my house for market and trying to resolve things with my ex who is still living with me has put my body in super tightness mode. I have just been trying to maintain over this period with hopes to get back to serious work once my ex moves out. We had been pretty amicable to this point, but that is slowly disappearing.

My goals for the coming week:

Maintain presence on sparkpeople.
Be more mindful of eating.
Continue to declutter house - moving from 4 bedroom to a 1 or 2 bedroom. Freedom!

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/15/2014 12:10AM

    It sounds like you have a lot of high stress in your life right now but what a strong and positive attitude!! You go girl!! emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 1/1/2014 8:22AM

    emoticon emoticon Happy New Year! Stay strong!

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KIMSOKAY 12/31/2013 11:23PM

    Positive roads ahead! May your path be clear!

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SEAWILLOW 12/30/2013 9:23AM

    You are well as can be expected under the circumstances! Qoo Hoo!

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Slow and Steady

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

It has been a month and things have been going well. I have a good streak and have been able to get my food tracked steadily. I am so grateful with so much turmoil going on. While some things have been really difficult, this consistency has really helped me.

Next step is to add some exercise!

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MSLZZY 12/5/2013 11:09PM

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SEAWILLOW 12/5/2013 1:40PM

    Woo Hoo! I am proud of you for making so much progress!

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Grateful for being sick?

Friday, November 29, 2013

In a strange sort of way, I am grateful for being sick this holiday week. It forced me to slow down. It forced me to take care of myself. I didn't have to worry about being around people I didn't want to be, although I did miss my daughter and sisters. I am thankful that I didn't do any black Friday or "gray" Thursday shopping. I was happy that I stayed within my ranges. I am anxious to get back to some type of exercising. Something tells me this weekend will be about reflection.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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SEAWILLOW 12/3/2013 9:24AM

    Hope you are well as you read this. Congrats for staying in your ranges.

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MSLZZY 11/30/2013 12:29AM

    Something good comes out of the bad. HUGS!

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PERUSER918 11/29/2013 7:53PM

    Yes, sometimes our body knows more than we do. Good time for reflection and planning for the next time you get together with your "girls".

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KIM___ 11/29/2013 7:53PM

    Sometimes a weekend off from everything is what you need. emoticon

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Being grateful for awareness

Monday, November 25, 2013

"Awareness is the first step toward positive change and growth. " The Language of Letting Go.

Todays reading for me. I am amazed at this journey I have been on. Some days have not been pretty. Some have been downright nasty. But each day I am on this journey becomes a little bit brighter regardless of circumstances because I am learning to like myself for who I am and not what others perceive me to be. I no longer look at this as my weight loss journey, rather my new and improved healthy lifestyle of which weight loss is but a nice benefit.

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SEAWILLOW 11/26/2013 7:39AM

    High five for awareness!

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MSLZZY 11/25/2013 9:23AM

    New and improved! That's the spirit!

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Changes they are a coming....

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A lot going on in my life right now.

A year ago I moved to a smaller town to be nearer to my "ex" husband. I spent 9 years with him. Unfortunately, sometime enough is just not enough and it is time to walk away. I do this with such a heavy heart. But my health is being destroyed by the relationship.

So at this point, I am thinking of starting over fresh. I am considering a move to AZ! It is a little warmer than my SD home. I would love to spend more time in the sunshine. If I choose to do this, I will also be starting over with a majority of my stuff going to fund my move or to donation.

It feels somewhat liberating. Maybe I can get rid of some of the personal body clutter as well.


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SEAWILLOW 11/24/2013 9:50AM

    Do what is best for you! Stay in touch. We are your friends through thick and thin!

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MSLZZY 11/23/2013 5:20PM

    Do what is best for you. You can stay in touch with all of us if that is your decision!

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