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Two Weeks Off

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Between extensive home remodeling and my husband's summer vacation, my life has been quite busy and a little hectic sometimes. I gained some weight back :( Started my workouts again yesterday and today. With everyone back at work, I only have myself and the kids to focus on. They like eating "light" with me, so it's easier to balance meals for just us (my husband works very long hours) I hate to say it, but sometimes that's the reason it's easy to cheat, because I felt like I cooked 24/7 on "vacation". No time to work out, etc.....things seem much calmer this week and I like that. I just have 15-20 lbs to go to reach my goal weight. Seems like so little, but I know the challenges that arise when you are trying to do something right for yourself. Talked to my counselor this morning and she agreed that baby steps are important. There is no magic number on the scale I want to see, I just want to drop at least 1-2 more pant sizes, and feel better about this ol' body.

  
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MAYBER 7/11/2012 7:39PM

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2BEABETTERME 7/10/2012 3:57PM

    Great perspective and attitude! You will drop those sizes quickly!
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APHRODITESGRAVE 7/10/2012 3:17PM

    thats great to hear that you are staying so positive!

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Rough Days

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday and Tuesday were rough. Already dealing with keeping the kids busy this first month of summer vacation. Sometimes though, trying to care for my son and eating right are so hard. Time is a valued luxury. Adding to the stress is getting the outside siding of our house replaced and doing some minor remodeling. With so much going on, I am tired. I have stolen....literally stolen time to work out, but my mind is so preoccupied during, that I don't feel rejuvenated afterwards like before. Just tired. Yesterday my son cried almost all day. He gets stressed easily and doesn't like to be alone. My reprieve came when my husband came home and took him for a long walk outside. His wheelchair is heavy and after working out, running an errand and caring for him all day long....I just didn't have anymore energy to spare at 7 pm. It also rained here during the day, which is why I didn't take him outside earlier. I skipped lunch yesterday so I was famished while making dinner. I ate well then and slept soundly last night. Today seems calmer. Just finished working out and my son is in a good mood so far. Hope it continues. This was the main reason I always put off a weight loss program. Just the stress and pressure to keep the committment is enough to drive anyone nuts sometimes. More later.

  
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GODIVADSG 6/14/2012 9:02AM

    Life can be so overwhelming at times. You have a lot on your plate right now. I am proud of you for stealing some time for yourself... even if your mind is somewhere else. You are taking care of your body. ( Not always going to feel great). By taking care of you, you are really taking care of others....You will have more energy for caring. I am so glad your husband could take your darling son out for a little bit. What a treat not only for you but also for him!! I am sending you good energy for breathing through the rough times.... do not give up. It's hard.... but you are strong. One minute at a time. I believe in you. emoticon emoticonyou are lookin' good... keep it up!!

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BADBOY97 6/13/2012 7:42PM

    HEY GIRL THIS WEIGHT LOSS GAME IS NOT EASY

BUT YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PACE AND YOU

CONTROL YOUR WEIGHT AND TRAINING SCHEDULE AND NO BODY

CAN TELL YOU WHEN AND HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR YOU.

THE BEST THING IS FOR YOU TO TALK TO YOURSELF AND ASK

WHERE AM I GOING WITH THIS WEIGHT TO GET HEALTHY AND WHEN

AM I GOING TO QUITMAKING EXCUSES FROM GETTING HEALTHY.

I KNOW DIFFERANT THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE BUT WE SHOULD TAKE

TIME OUT FOR OUR HEALTH AND OUR LOVE ONES YOU HAVE

A LOT ON YOUR PLATE YOUR HUBBY AND KIDS AND YOU ARE IN

CONTROL OF YOUR FAMI.LY AND I KNOW YOU WILL FIND A WAY TO

GET BACK ON TRACK AND LOOSE THE WEIGHT AND BE HEALTY


IF YOU WANT TO JUST TALK WRITE ME A E- MAIL AND I WILL ANSWER

WELL GOT TO RUN LOVE YOUR PROGRAM AND HOPE YOU THE BEST


WELL TTYL AND REMEMBER YOU CAN DO THIS OK TTYL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Some of My Story

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hi everyone! My name is Jovi and I'm a mom to 2 wonderful sons. My oldest is special needs (cerebral palsy) and is in a wheelchair. He's 11 yrs old and needs 24 hr care. The love and fierce protection I feel for him, is unexplainable. There are days that I wish things were different or easier...but the love I feel in my heart for him in unconditional. I gave up my job (as well as other things) in my life, to be home to care for him. That's where my weight gain comes in. I feel guilty if I say that it was because of him that I ballooned to 202 lbs (I'm 5"2) in April of this past year. It's not his fault at all. But, I think I used the excuse that he's immobile, and needed to be lifted at least 7 times a day, that I had no more energy to even think about excercise or taking a walk to keep my weight down. The mental stress caring for someone who has a chronic condition also made me eat. Constantly. I rarely cooked, so we ate out a lot to break of up the monotony. I have a valued family and friend support system. But my husband works a lot, so I can stay at home. Believe me when that day came, that I would carry my 55 lb son upstairs to bathe him or put him to bed, and I would be so out of breath and see spots......I serious began to believe I would die of a heart attack one day. Where would my sons be if I got seriously ill or had a stroke or died?? That was my wake up card. I have lost almost 25 lbs since then and more inches than I thought possible. I still have a way to go, but I began to look at my health as a goal of valued importance. It's important because my little guys depend on me right now. I don't know what the future holds...can't worry about that. All I know is right now. I've started becoming more organized, so I can schedule cooking time accordingly. Now that summer is here, it's hard...but not impossible to eat fresh, home cooked meals. My sons both love vegetables and salads. SP has been a God-send. What a wonderful tool to keep track of our fitness journey's while meeting so many wonderful people. If we can encourage one another, I would greatly appreciate it. Many people are compasionate to our struggles....but you can't really understand what it's like to care for a loved one with a physical challenge, until you go through it yourself, or see it first hand. My sons are 11 & 10 yrs old. My youngest son tells me how proud he is of my efforts so far. Lifting my son when I have to has become quite a bit easier without the extra pounds. Thanks for letting me share. If you ever need to vent, I'm here for anyone :)

  
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TZAUG2 6/15/2012 2:50PM

  I wanted to thank you for your words of encouragment and tell you that you look wonderful, what a wonderful inspiration you are! your personal commitment to yourself to become healthier is wonderful.. ... I too have never had to care to a family member other than watching someone's child for a bit and now enjoying my 2yr old grandson... who inspires me now as well to become healthier....I had a scare about 18 months ago myself...lot's of heart issues in family...ended up with stent placed in artery root , with no major damage to heart , which was wonderful news, would think that would have been enough to change my outlook...at first yes, but old habits are hard to lose....anyway..back to this adventure...and will succeed this time!
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2BEABETTERME 6/12/2012 7:39AM

    I don't have the experience of caring for someone with special needs daily; but, I can appreciate what you are doing, the commitment it takes, and how emotionally & physically taxing it can be. Before I had my boys (so 13 years ago), I taught children with physical impairments. I saw what was needed to care for my students during the school day and can imagine it is so much more beyond the classroom and in their home environment.

Kudos to you for getting healthy and losing the weight! You are doing wonderful things for you and the family.

Keep up the great work!
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BADBOY97 6/11/2012 7:48PM

    HEY KIDO I WAS CNA FOR 15YEARS AND I HAD TO TAKE CARE A LOT


OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE INCLUDING MY OWN MOM.

BUT YOU KNOW WE LOVE OURLOVE ONES REGARDLESS IF IT IS OUR

MOMS, SONS, BROTHERS SISTERS, OR HUSBANDS, GRAND PARENTS

WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR SELVES BEFORE WE CAN TAKE CARE


OF ANY ONE ELSE , WE THINK WE ARE SUPER PERSON BUT WE

ARE JUST LIKE THE REST OF THEM WE HAVE HEALTH ISSUES

AND WORRYS BUT YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT

YOU ALSO .NEED TO GET YOUR WEIGHJT CONTROL AND TRY AND

SIT DOWN WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HAVE A MEAL AT HOME INSTEAD OF

GOING OUT AND HAVE FAMILY TIME .THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT

THAN ANYTHIN G IN THIS WORLD . SO MY FREIND I AM HERE FOR YOU

ALSO AND YOU HAVE A FREIND IN ME TTYL OK emoticon emoticon

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Emotional Eating

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This month has been an emotional high and low for me. It's grad season and I got to attend the ceremonies for two very special young people in my life. How I've come to realize that I was such an emotional eater! If I'm happy or anxious, I love to eat. If I'm sad however, I can't eat because my stomach is in knots about this or that. If I'm bored or restless, have nothing to do, I eat.
These past two months of counting and tracking as many calories as I can, have been such an eye opener. It's made me think of how I've had to start from the beginning and elminate eating out of boredom, loneliness or joy. Sad but true. Now, sometimes I'm so hungry while preparing food (I try not to be but it happens) and when we sit down to a meal, I enjoy it more because I know we've taken the time to prepare it while being health conscious. Eating out from fast food restaurants have been another habit I've broken. Not easy, but so worth it.

  
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SEASONS__CHANGE 6/10/2012 6:22PM

    Love this blog. You're identified some triggers and you're doing something about them.

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Stronger.Better.Different

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Saw a friend this Thursday and hadn't seen her in about a month. She immediately noticed and commented that I looked thinner. When you see yourself everyday, it's kind of hard to tell. I was happy for her comments and she told me she was proud of my progress. I was weighing 202 lbs on my 5'2 frame....not good people!!!!! It was scary now! I'm telling you, every time I'd walk upstairs, I was seeing spots and so out of breath, it truly scared me. That's how I knew something had to change. But how? When?
The weight is coming off verrrrrry slowly...but it's coming off. I'm done beating myself up about that. I have lost inches and dropped a shoe size, as well as a pant size! I'm not afraid to look at my body reflection in the mirror at a store anymore. Yesterday in the frozen food section at a grocery store, I caught a side view of myself as I waited for my son to pick up some items. I noticed that the huge belly gut I'd been carrying was gone. I still look heavy, but I don't look out of proportion anymore.

  


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