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Well...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I am happy with the way yesterday turned out, yes after my walk I didn't finish painting the office. I still got a lot done yesterday and I was really close as far as my calories go (aiming for the low end) to my meal plan. Still working out the balance of foods like proteins, fats and carbs, But definitely an improvement and that means a push in the right direction.

  
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JESUSBRINGSJOY 6/12/2012 5:33PM

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Painting walls is something I have trouble getting motivated to do, so props to you! Today is a new day, so lets go work our butts off (literally)!

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Today's Progress

Monday, June 11, 2012

Well my office is almost all painted, just one more wall and some trim work. I will finish it tonight after my walk. I pulled a muscle in my neck (I'm not sure when) hopefully it will heal quickly. Well off to my walk!

  
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JUST4ME71 6/11/2012 10:53PM

    You must feel great! Smile!!
Keep up the good work!
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Getting Personal

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Well today I thought I'd tell you about me. Yes, I did a whole little intro piece but that was more about my weight loss journey than about me.

Let's see first there is the standard stuff. Divorced for almost 9 years and after 9 years of marriage (I got married at 18). Mother of 2 teenage daughters, I have a BA in Psychology, I work as a substitute teacher. I was a girl scout troop leader and was a merit badge counselor for a boy scout troop. I like reading, I like music, I like several tv shows and movies, I like camping, I love campfires, I love star gazing and watching the rain. I am Mormon.

Then there is the not so standard stuff like I have a HAM radio license, I am fascinated by orienteering, I used to be homeless now I'm a home owner. My father died when I was 18, I tended to rival gangsters.

I tell people who meet me that I've lived several lives in my short 35 almost 36 years. Most people wouldn't believe half of the stories I could tell them, in fact it doesn't even cross their minds that I could have had some of those experiences, and sometimes well it's not always fun to remember.

I have a strong sense of empathy. When someone is hurting or struggling I want to help them. I often have to tell myself that I am not always what someone else needs and I know that I can overwhelm people too so I hope that if I come off too strong sometimes that you'll forgive me. I tell this to you so you can get a better sense of who I am. I struggle all of the time. But I also know how bad life can get too. Life is pretty good, even with my struggles. If I am not sharing enough it is only because I am trying not to overwhelm people. I've had people literally close up if I tell them too much so I've learned to TRY and wait till someone asks. That is so hard, sometimes I feel like a soda can ready to erupt.

I sometimes wonder if my experiences make me sound like a know it all, and if I come across as an attention seeker. My Ex brother in law told me that I was always stuck up, which didn't make sense to me at all. Still it was his perception of me, so I know I do not always give people warm fuzzies. For me it is hard on the internet to know how I am coming across, here I don't have tone, and body language to gauge how things are received. I NEVER want to come across as if this journey is a cake walk. It isn't and I don't mean to ever sound dismissive of the struggles mine included.

So here is my invitation. Call me on it. If I am overwhelming you TELL me and I will pull back, If I am acting dismissive TELL me about it because I'm not always good with words, especially written words and I want this to be a special and real journey for me and for my new friends.

  
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JUST4ME71 6/11/2012 10:57PM

    Wow! You definitely have a way with words...very nice reading your thoughts. You know who you are and that's huge! Stay true to you.

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W5VEOTX 6/11/2012 10:09AM

    Neat - thanks for sharing.

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LRBIRT 6/11/2012 8:26AM

    I am a true-blue Pisces, so I hear ya on the Empathy thing! ;o)

Personally, I think you come across as very open and caring. I am always worried about how I come across to people too because I don't express my emotions very well and when I am upset with myself- than it comes across as being upset with others around me. Its frustrating!

We are the sum of our experiences in life and when we live with good intention - it shouldn't matter so much what other people say and think ;o) emoticon

Have a good day!

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Learning from my mistakes

Friday, June 08, 2012

I make lots of mistakes. Frankly that's how I ended up here to learn how to correct many of my mistakes. For instance I discovered that I am not eating enough at breakfast or lunch and too much at dinner. I also need to go from 1 snack to 2 snacks. Actually I am excited to discover this mistake because I am pretty sure that it will help me feel satisfied though out the day and I bet I won't want to eat too much at dinner if I can get the other meals straightened out. It may take me a little bit but I can see the problem now and I think I can make the change.

  
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JUST4ME71 6/11/2012 10:58PM

    The small steps will add up to something big!!
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ISAHLIA 6/10/2012 11:49PM

    You guys are awesome! I'm feeling the love! I know I can do it with you all cheering me on!

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W5VEOTX 6/10/2012 5:39PM

    Keep on truckin and get in habit of counting all calories; that is what has helped me most.

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PINKIEPARADISE 6/9/2012 10:38PM

    Knowing what the problem is and how you can fix it makes a huge difference. We will do this together.

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KRISLEEB 6/8/2012 4:15PM

    It's not easy learning to balance all of that stuff. I'd say take it one step at a time. And remember....it's not the end of the world if you don't get it right away. All good things in time!

You CAN do this!!!

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Have to start somewhere

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Day 1 = 258 lbs.

I admit it 258 lbs, it's not like it's a real surprise. I mean people who see me know I'm over weight. Over weight by a lot. I know other people have as much or more to lose and I will look to them for inspiration. 103 pounds. It seems like a lot. It is a lot.
If I can install flooring, I can go for a walk every evening. If I can create a plumbing clean out line I can keep track of what I eat. If I can install drywall, mud and tape; If I can install a sink... I can take care of me. If I can take care of a neglected house and turn it around, then I can take my neglected self and turn me around.

  
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WANNABWERNER 6/6/2012 12:05PM

    exactly!! emoticon

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