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Today something clicked

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today something clicked inside of me and I started to work out with the wii fit plus this morning after I walked Kory to the bus stop and back. I worked our for 30 minutes and then my friend Gwen came over for lunch and then we went for a long walk together. I didn't think I could do it because I hurt so bad today with the headache and the fibro acting up in my hips and my arms and back. But I did it! I am going to work with the wii fit plus again tomorrow morning and then get some crunch type exercises in too. Need to really lose my tummy. I am hoping that the headache won't be too bad tomorrow with the rain and cold coming. I know that I have been watching what I have been eating and trying not to let the depression get the best of me with the food. It's hard but I am trying. I am looking for the energy and the drive to do the things that I need to do but I guess I can only take it a little at a time.

Goals for tomorrow:
Walk Kory to the bus stop and back home
eat breakfast
at least 30 min of wii fit
at least 30 min of crunch type exercise
think happy thoughts... :)

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MALKS_ARIA 10/18/2011 8:14PM

    wow!!! Such an extensive plan... I can't imagine that with headaches, body aches and all from the weather... but I am wishing you the best....


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Update on me as of 2/17/11

Thursday, February 17, 2011

As some of you may know, I have been battling a migraine for over 2 months now. I ended up in the ER again yesterday. When I came home at 2am this morning I was feeling a bit better. I slept till 11:45am this morning then slept most of the day. I have to say that my head does feel much better than it did. It still hurts a lot but I am not complaining. I even made dinner tonight. I still can't drive (they took my car away because I almost got into an accident and my 4 yr old told on me). Thank got we weren't hurt. I just drove over a corner and I drove right past the street we live on. He thought it was so funny that he had to tell daddy.

Well they have put me on even more meds that I have to take for a few days and hopefully this will stay away.

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CO-CREATOR 2/18/2011 11:10AM

    I hope you feel better each day

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MALKS_ARIA 2/18/2011 12:30AM

    Hang in there!! I know i am saying it often... but there is a light at the end of this tunnel... and it's not a train! I am one that deals with pain, and migraines often, so i very much understand. my prayers and thoughts are with you.


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How disappointed I am

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I am so disappointed in myself. I worked so hard last year to lose everything that I lost only to have gained a lot of it back. I really need to kick it into gear. We bought a wii last weekend and I bought the wii fit plus to go with it. I also bought the Biggest Loser Challenge workout game. I was finally able to do my first workout with it today. My head finally stopped killing me enough for me to do a 45 min workout. I did set my workout schedule for 5 days a week for atleast 30 min a day. I hopefully will be doing more but at the rate that I set and in 12 weeks I should be at my goal of 125lbs.

Goals for tomorrow
wake up with head not hurting
get atleast a 30 min workout in
scrapbook something as a reward
log my food intake

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DDOORN 1/13/2011 5:38PM

    Great to hear that you are RE-SPARKED!


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CHALLENGER15 1/13/2011 2:12PM

    You can do it! I read a lot of complementary things about the Wii fitness series; that sounds like a great choice for you!

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LADYGWEN25 1/13/2011 9:08AM

    Jenn.. you just need to take a deep breath and BREATHE... between the med change and the migraine's..It's a heck of a setback.. you'll get through it.. You're already making progress just by being up and moving some yesterday.. It will all fall into place.. trust me.. slow and steady wins the race.. Just don't push yourself too hard.. I don't want to see the migraine's come back in full force. take care of YOU.

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MALKS_ARIA 1/13/2011 1:26AM

    Jenn, Hang in there! :) You have done it once.. you know you can do it again! We are cheering for you!

We just started challenges over on Dealing with Aspergers, join us, and see if you would like to maybe join us for a challenge :) And let us know, how we can best cheer you on!

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GERRYB54 1/13/2011 12:33AM

    Jenn, I feel your despair, but we are all only human...my journey has somewhat stalled as well, but 2011 can be your best, you can do it.

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Hoping for a better new year.

Friday, December 31, 2010

This is very hard for me to talk about but I need to get it out once and for all. I have been in a deep depression for a very long time and have not really been taking good care of myself. In other words, I have let myself go! Sad to say I have gained some of the weight back and I am extremely mad at myself for this. I worked so hard to lose all that weight and now I have to start all over. I know what I need to do, just don't have the energy to do it I guess. I have been going through some medication changes and things really haven't gotten much better. I am also currently experiencing major migrains. Not fun! I am finding it very hard to get up in the morning. I just wish that I had the strength and energy to get back on track. Somedays I feel so much like a failure because I preached to so many people about sparkpeople and how much I had lost and look at me now! I know it's all my fault because I am the only one who gave up on me. I don't want to give up any more! I really want to break out of this depression and find the me that I am looking for once and for all! I am sick and tired of being the fat me!
Here's hoping that I will find and keep the new me in 2011.

Start tracking my foods again
start exercising again

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DDOORN 1/1/2011 11:07PM

    Hey we're all in this together and SO many of us have been there, done that!

But together we can ALL turn our lives around!

My new favorite quote:

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Howard Thurman

I think it is finding what lights a fire 'neath us and fanning those flames is what makes the difference for us!


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DARBOYMOM 1/1/2011 8:09PM

    I understand how depression can be so devastating, and work against your attempts at healthy living. I have never suffered "major" depression, but have been diagnosed "mildly" depressed in the past. But the affliction does run in my family, and I have seen it's effects. I wish I had some better words of wisdom for you, but all I can say is I am pulling for you and praying for you to pull out of your depression enough to begin to care about yourself. That is an amazing first step, and I've personally seen the results of learning to love yourself enough to take care of your body.
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FRECKS96 1/1/2011 5:07PM

    Oh Jenn, I hope you can figure out what works for you and make 2011 great! I'm sure things will turn around soon, remember, little changes lead to big results and get compounded. You can do this.

*hugs* and good luck

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A very sad loss!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Saturday morning we lost a very speacial young lady in our lives. My sister-in-laws niece (4 yrs old) was taken away from us in a deadly house fire. She is loved so deeply and she will be greatly missed! She will forever be in our hearts.

The main reason that I am posting this is that the house she was in had no smoke detectors at all. My mission here in her memory is to make sure that everyone has all the necessary smoke detectors in their house that they should have. There should be one in every bedroom and one outside the bedrooms. One in every room except the kitchen (should be just outside the kitchen because of regular cooking smoke). Should be one in the same room as your furnace also with a carbon monoxide dector. I believe that if you call your local fire department they will come to your home and do an assesment for free to make sure that you have what you need. They will either tell you what to get or may be able to give them to you at no cost. All you need to do is ask. What's the worst that they can say... Please, I beg of you to do this...if not for you, do it for the ones you love. Please pass this along to everyone that you know.
I would hate for anyone else to lose someone that they love just because they don't have a smoke detector where they need one.

God has one special, beautiful angel by his side.
Thanks for listening.

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    So sorry for your loss! --Betsy

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JNURSE70 12/7/2010 9:27PM

    Thank you all for your support and prayers. She was visiting her father that weekend and they left candles unattended. That is how the fire started.

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SHARONSPARKLE 12/7/2010 6:34PM

    I am so sorry to hear about this precious young child losing her life. That is such a loss but when it might have been prevented, it makes it even harder to bare. My thought and prayers will be with the whole family during this time of grieving and bless you for spreading the word about smoke detectors. If it saves one life............

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WILLOW49 12/7/2010 5:09PM

    I heard about this on the news this morning. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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DDOORN 12/7/2010 8:43AM

    SO sorry for your family's loss, but YES...great reminder to get those smoke alarms up and running and to check those batteries on the ones already up!


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1ROCKYMAMA 12/7/2010 8:11AM

    Oh Dear, my heart is with you and your family. A loss like this is so hard to bear, but also so unnecessary. You are right, Every house should have at least one working smoke detecter, if not more than one. Each house should have a carbon monoxide detecter. This is a personal issue with me as a smoke detector saved our lives years ago.

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HDHAWK 12/7/2010 7:06AM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm married to a fire fighter and the station will give them away to families that need them. Good for you for passing the word.

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CHALLENGER15 12/7/2010 7:03AM

    This breaks my heart. I am sorry for your loss.


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SHERREMAC 12/7/2010 7:02AM

    I am so sorry! Smoke detectors are so important!! My husband has them everywhere in our house.

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FRECKS96 12/7/2010 6:41AM

    Oh Jen, I'm so sorry. *hugs*

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