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New beginnings, again....

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Over the last few days as the last year came to a close, I looked at my life and all that has happened.

1) I took a big risk moving 100 miles away from my home and family - although 100 miles may not be that much - it was for me.
2) I also took a big risk to be with my husband. We have been apart more than we have been together in the last 4 years. Although there is much love there and he is my best friend, he has his own battle to fight and I have allowed myself to focus so much on him that it prevents me from concentrate on me. Not his fault. It also allows him to escape what he needs to do for himself.
3) I also moved away from my daughter so she could learn to be independent on her own as well.
4) My biggest risk and joy was flying to Korea to watch my son marry a wonderful young lady.

For 4th time - I hate my computer!

My husband and I have separated yet again. In the last 4 years we haven't been together all that much. There are issues we both have and trying to do it together has harmed both of us. I pray that we can work on our individual issues and find our way back cause he is my best friend.

Now on to the new year! My first goal will be to get a new computer that doesn't have all these stupid shortcuts on the keys that keep erasing my work, opening up new tabs, etc. There is nothing more frustrating! I don't need the stress!

My only goal for this year is to do what I can for my health and well being each and every day.

There is more I would love to say, but my stress level has gone through the roof just trying to type this so until tomorrow.

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DIET_FRIEND 1/2/2013 1:39PM

    I got a used Ipad for Christmas as money is tight at our house. It won't do for blogging and typing though. I love my Mac desktop model, but would likely love it as a laptop too. The little netbook I sometimes use was pretty good for a long time, but it's kind of worn out now.

I'm sorry that your personal life is taking a pounding. I don't know what to say about that, except that I hope it resolves the way you want it to.

As for health and fitness, you can't afford to ignore it. Since I've had some hard times in my life with my working situation, I am so glad for Spark as working on my physical self is the only thing I feel in charge of. It's not going that great, kind of slow and I've gained a little, but the most important thing is for me to NOT give up.

Hope to hear more from you soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/2/2013 9:43AM

    Wishing you much luck with all your changes!

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SEAWILLOW 1/2/2013 5:56AM

    This too shall pass..and you will be in great condition for making healthy choices.
You are choosing you! Your family must make their choices. I know you are hurting and.
this will not be easy. I am here if you need me.

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LHLADY517 1/1/2013 11:55PM

    Sorry to hear about the computer problems. They are a pain.

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I am healthy!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My number 1 goal is to be healthy and I read recently that the best way to obtain a goal is to see yourself as you want to be, so....

I am healthy and fit!
I eat to fuel my body for my healthy lifestyle.
I have an active lifestyle that includes biking, walking, running and rock climbing.
I am a positive person in life, including my work.
I am financially successful.
I travel a lot for enjoyment.

I have some focusing to do. LOL

How do you see yourself?

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ELSCO55 12/30/2012 11:52PM

    God blog

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DIET_FRIEND 12/30/2012 6:55PM

    It's as much a mental thing as well as a physical thing. Good to get your head in the game.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/30/2012 10:27AM

    I am fit and healthy (couldn't have said that 3 yrs. ago!)

I am short of stature but big of heart!

I am nothing if not determined!

I am intelligent.

I love the energy I have from my healthy lifestyle. Wouldn't ever give that up!

**Great blog, great question!** Wishing you a Happy New Year of blessings, abundance, happiness, and health.

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SEAWILLOW 12/30/2012 8:37AM

    I am going to have to think about this.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Why can I do so well all day long and then binge like no tomorrow come evening? I have no reason that I am aware of and I feel awful. I really don't want to admit it but I am tired of denying it too. If I deny it then it must not exist right? Well it is real and it is going to kill me if I don't accept it and find a way to use food for fuel and not for comfort, acceptance, avoidance and the one hundred and one other excuses I come up with. I gave a close family member a "lecture" about excuses, perhaps I need to look in the mirror and give that lecture to myself.

OK - I can't change the past, but I can move forward and start again right now - even if it is bedtime!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/30/2012 11:07AM

    I have that same problem. I suggest going to bed instead of sitting up as a good way to curb night-time eating.

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SEAWILLOW 12/30/2012 8:36AM

    Bravo, great insight!

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/30/2012 12:53AM

    I share your mystery - I am determined and fine all day and when evening comes it all crackles and I go eating stupid things....takes a great effort to break that habit I think!

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SMALLTOWNMOMMY 12/30/2012 12:03AM

    I started eating frozen berries at night. Cures my sweet tooth, they're really yummy and healthy too. I put them in a cup at dinner and they're defrosted by the time I crave sweets. I had to find healthy options because I have no will power.

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SPERRIN2012 12/29/2012 11:53PM

    You've at least admitted that your eating habits during the evening are not as healthy as they are during the day so maybe you can change up your evening routine so that you don't get trapped again. I too have more success during work than I do at night. Keeping the bad snacks out of my home has helped me with evening snacking. emoticon

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Back to work...

Friday, December 28, 2012

I returned back to work today after 10 days off and promptly locked myself out of my system, then time card when I couldn't remember my passwords. Problem resolved and it feels good to get back to a routine after so much chaos this last month.

Back to Sparkcoach and my two goals today are track my food ALL day and 10 minutes of exercise. So far so good, although I still need to do the exercises.

I managed to download some photos from my trip to Korea so here are a couple of them.

My son w/ me.

My daughter-in-law

At the palace getting my steps in!

My kids after the wedding.

Time to relax!

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MSLZZY 12/31/2012 7:12AM


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SEAWILLOW 12/29/2012 7:20AM

    Awesome pictures! You look happy...getting away was good for you!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/28/2012 8:19PM

    What beautiful pictures! Congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law. Wonderful.

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DIET_FRIEND 12/28/2012 6:37PM

    It looks beautiful there. You and the kids look happy. I know that was a great trip. I hope you can get back on the spark train. If you are 50+, visit our site and participate in the Easter Challenge. Info is on the thread called "One Pound at a Time"

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DIBANANA 12/28/2012 6:22PM

  Great photos. And way to go getting on track after the holidays.

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JILLITA55 12/28/2012 6:11PM


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Return to Reality!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wow! I have just returned from an exciting journey to Korea. I now have a new beautiful daughter-in-law and I learned so much about the Korean culture and about myself in such a short time. I didn't get to see nearly enough, so I believe I will be planning my next trip for 2014.

I learned that diabetes and medication needs better planning when crossing the international date line. I had difficulty in trying to figure out when to take my meds and I did experience some highs while in Korea and on my way home.

One can go on no sleep for only so long, after returning from my trip I am having some difficulty readjusting, hence a blog at 2 am my time. LOL.

The food in Korea is so good and watching how it is cooked and the spices that are added. Their food is pretty spicy which I didn't expect, but I am sure it revs up the metabolism. I hope to include some of the things I learned to my own menu planning.

I learned that there is more to life than working and taking care of everyone else. There was a family emergency right before I left and I had to make some difficult decisions about going. Although it was difficult, it was the best decision I ever made for myself and in the end it benefited those in my family as well.

My son and his wife had a traditional Korean wedding and let me tell you that it was so beautiful. I haven't downloaded any photos yet, so can't post here quite yet. I will in a couple of days.

Over the next few days I will be working on my monthly and yearly goals to encompass body, mind and spirit.

Until then, I think I will try going back to bed again. Night all!

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MSLZZY 12/31/2012 7:14AM


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DIET_FRIEND 12/27/2012 12:49PM

    Glad to hear from you again. I hope to see the pics from S Korea!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/27/2012 11:01AM

    Congrats! Korea is a beautiful country.

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SEAWILLOW 12/27/2012 8:40AM

    Congrats on your son's marriage. Welcome home!

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MILLERGIRL719 12/27/2012 8:03AM

    I was in Korea for 6 weeks in mid-80's with th Air Force.......loved the people and the food. Had a great time. My favorite was Beef Bulgogi. I loved the traditional way they served it. Can't find that around here. Glad you had a wonderful time. Congrats!

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WEARINGTHIN 12/27/2012 3:21AM

    Sounds like you learned some interesting things in Korea. Glenn

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