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Friday, January 01, 2010

I have been so busy working lately I haven't had much time for anything! And it's not gonna ease up any time soon. I worked at JC Penney during the holiday season to earn some extra cash that we desperately needed, plus my full time job & classes to get ready for the upcoming tax season. My DH is trying to get his cafe up & running, but it isn't earning an income yet. He works a couple days a week doing pizza delivery, but the income he makes just doesn't cut it. Working retail was was a new experience for me. I rather enjoyed it, even tho it was hectic. Now tax season begins & a whole new "busy" for me! I enjoy that too, I will be starting my 14th season. So, working a 40 hr a week job, plus 4 evenings a week at the tax office, every other saturday nite at Penney's & one evening a week for TKD doesn't leave me much time for the Wii Fit plus I bought myself for Christmas, but I'm gonna try to fit it in somewhere! One thing that's good is that it doesn't leave me any time to sit home, veggin & stuffing my face! Here's to a better year ahead, it's been a rough couple for me!

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SMYTHEDE 1/1/2010 6:47PM

    Hope work goes well and the you are able to work your Wii Fit Plus in there too for a a healthy 2010!

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DEBP1961 1/1/2010 3:53PM

    Wishing you the best in 2010. It's tough when you're busy, I understand the challenge and haven't quite mastered it yet but you've inspired me to try. I used to take TKD and loved it, too but I let my work and school schedule take over. I made it to a blue belt. I also love the Stephanie Plum series which I always manage to take time to read, regardless of textbooks waiting! Anyway, best of luck to you this year!!

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I am so frustrated with myself!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I am very frustrated with myself. I have no self control right now! I went for three months without exercising much due to having shingles & working two jobs during tax season which resulted in a 13lb weight gain. I let all of my old eating habits take over my life again & I can't seem to break them. Good news is that I am exercising again & slowly building my strength back up with the Wii Fit I received for Mother's day & going back to TKD.
Unfortunately I am sabotaged by a husband who loves to cook & is always encouraging me to eat more. He has lost a lot of weight in the last year & can eat just about anything without gaining it back and always has food in the house that tempts me. Thank God for Spark & all the great people here that motivate me to continue to try. If anyone has any good pointers for me, please let me know!!

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IOWAGAL1957 5/23/2009 9:43AM

    my plan is simple and works for me. 1st: do the best you can every day with the circumstances of that day. good or not so good, it will pass. 2nd: just keep on keepin' on. repeat these 2 steps daily. my progress has been slower than most, but i have made permanent changes in my life that have made me healthier, stronger, and actually happier/less stressed. keep working at this and you will find the path that works for you.

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I hate having Shingles!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Well it has been 9.5 weeks & I still have Shingles! I am getting quite discouraged since I still have pain & it gets much worse when I do any kind of exercise. I have not been to TaeKwonDo since before Christmas, I miss it & I am definitely showing the effects of no exercise. I've gained weight & I just feel overall crappy. I have been tempted to just stay away from Spark since I am certainly not keeping up with the program, but I need to feel connected with everyone here so I at least can stay motivated to get back to it when I feel better. I'm grateful for all who have said prayers for me & who keep me going.

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ALZADAGRACE 3/9/2009 10:52PM

    I hope the shingles are gone by now. My mom had them and I had a client that had to deal with them as well. It was pretty bad.
At least you stayed with spark and kept motivated. Even if not used for weightloss this is such a great space to come and meet people, get that conection!

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QUEMBEL1 2/21/2009 5:52PM

    I feel for you girl! I had them when I was pregnant with my oldest. I still have scars. It is hard to explain the pain to someone who has had them when all they see is a rash. Not to mention the stress that usually brings them on. I know when I had them it was definitely stress related. I hope yours go away soon.

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I did it!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I finally earned my 2nd degree Black belt!! It was really rough especially since I came down with Shingles a few days before my testing & I was in a lot of pain. 2008 was a very rough year where I had to deal with family issues that left me too depressed to even go to TKD class throughout the summer. Then I was plagued with an arthritic ankle in the fall that made it difficult to exercise. Everything combined resulted in a weight gain for me, making me feel even worse! Then I was diagnosed with the Shingles and an ovarian cyst at the same time, both causing me considerable pain. But I was able to persevere & I am now a 2nd degree Black belt! Thanks to all of my Spark buddies who motivate me to keep on keepin on! I hope to be able to keep persevering in the New Year & I know I can with everyone's support!

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BULLET 1/18/2009 10:34AM

    I didn't know you were going for 2nd Degree, congratulations!!! I hope your feeling better now with having the shingles. I know they are painful, my mom had them a few years ago.

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SENSEI_BILL 1/6/2009 7:53PM


Keep pushing forward in the NEW YEAR.

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    Congratulations on getting your black belt degree. I am very happy for you.
I am also wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2009.

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Prayers please

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My family & I are going through a really rough patch right now. There was an incident that happened to us that has put us all in therapy & has the potential to become a lot worse. Unfortunately I am a stress eater, so it is really difficult for me to stay on target right now. I also have another darn cold, the 5th one this year & each gets worse so I'm pretty sick & don't have the energy to exercise.
I am grateful for each & everyone of you fellow Sparkers out there who gives me motivation & support. I really need it right now.

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GEOGRAPHER 6/1/2008 6:38PM

You and your family have been added to my family's prayers. Please, if there's anything you need, or that I can do please let me know. I'm just a hop skip and a jump away.
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SUNNYGIRL! 5/28/2008 11:20AM

    Years ago my husband and I separated and I made a comment to a coworker when talking about the demise of our relationship, ".... a rough patch....." . Honestly, I don't remember exactly what I said, but my coworker said, "your marriage isn't over, you haven't given up, you just referred to it as going through a rough patch. This means your plan is to get through this". Well, my coworker will never know how much those words stuck with me, and yes 4 years later I am still married and we have 100% reconciled our differences.

This doesn't mean that everyone will have the same success with their issues, but I did want to share with you what my coworker shared with me, and that is that you are really showing optimism! I hope everything works out for you!


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JANEYTEE 5/16/2008 2:55PM

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear about your family troubles. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Just to let you know, whenever you are ready, you aways can vent here. Here is hoping everything turns out for the best.

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CEEDUZE 5/16/2008 7:48AM


I am definitely thinking about you and your family right now. Please take care of yourself, and if you need support, please send me a sparkmail!


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CYNTHIAS50 5/15/2008 2:27PM

    Prayers will be said for you and your family. I hope everthing works out for the best.

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