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The Kindness of Strangers

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

At the gym last night I had a random stranger stop me to encourage me in my weight loss journey!! Never underestimate kind words, it can make someone's day!!

And for someone who needs it right now? emoticon you've got this!

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DARLENEK04 8/14/2013 8:42PM never knows....I like to check out at walmart or someplace and
see a perfect stranger and compliment them on something.

Sometimes it works in reverse....but out of the blue encouragement
cannot be beat...


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PINKYYSUEE 8/14/2013 6:31PM

    So true...that was awesome!

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PJNSGRL78 8/14/2013 6:28PM

    It helps more to be encouraged. I have been so discouraged with gyms in the past (one gym all the people who worked there told me I would get NO WHERE without a personal trainer emoticon )

That's awesome that someone was so nice emoticon emoticon

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BLUESKIES139 8/14/2013 3:18PM

    Thats awesome

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JAMBABY0 8/14/2013 2:56PM

    Awesome, good for you

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Almost 1 Year Later...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

And so much has happened... I started going to a Wellness and Weight Loss clinic and then had to stop due to lack of funds... due two havign to get 2 crowns... and I was diagnosed with Rosacea.

And I got really depressed...

And I quit...

I quit caring and trying and losing weight... I gained... I felt like a faliure...

But I'm back.

Starting all over again. Trying... hoping... praying.................

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PINKYYSUEE 7/18/2013 9:51PM

    I'm sure alot of us have been at the quitting stage, I know I quit quite a few times! You can do this!

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PENNYLANE15 7/18/2013 1:28PM

    Welcome back!!! The important thing is that you're trying again!!! emoticon

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VANESSA2PT0 7/18/2013 12:45PM

    Welcome Back! You can do this emoticon

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I'm Back!!!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

After 3 weeks off that were full of pain, I went to boot camp on Monday! It was more of an agility/speed training (read- more like the Biggest Loser) than normal boot camp, but fast forward 3 days and I feel good!

My back is a little bit sore, but nothing a little bengay can't handle; and I'm ready to go back tonight!

I think my only challenge now is getting up to go twice a week at 5:40am. *ugh*


I'm Starting a Fund....

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's going to be called:

Massage Makes Joy's Back Feel AWESOME!

Who wants to donate? emoticon

My back in still twingy... I'm still dealing with it through anti-inflammatories... and heating pads... and occasionally ice packs... but at the beginning of the month before all of this craziness went down, I signed up for a 20 minute chair massage for today at work (because my company is awesome and it's pretty cheap).

I admit to being a little trepidatious as I walked across the street for the massage, but I had talked to my friend the massage therapist about my back when this all went down a couple of weeks ago, so I figured she'd understand if I needed to quit.

Didn't need to... as a matter of fact for the first time in almost 3 weeks I stood up and walked around like nothing was wrong!

By the time I got back to my desk things got a little bit slightly twingy again, but I'm feeling o-so-much better than I was a couple of hours ago.....

Who wants to donate? I think an hour a day until my back is all better sounds good emoticon

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DARLENEK04 8/28/2012 6:27PM

  As a fellow back sufferer, I just wish I could find a massage therapist...........
Good luck with the fund....


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So Long Steroids

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I will not miss you.

Of all of the medication I've ever taken (which is really almost none...) Steroids are the WORST.

I've been breaking out like a 13 year old but sweating like I'm going through menopause. But by far my least favorite side effect is that it makes me so unable to sleep... Consistently for the last 12 days I have been awake until at least 3am. Last night the last time I saw the clock it was 4:30am.

Today I was 30 min late to work. I snoozed my alarm clock too many times (and that's hard to do... my alarm on my phone makes me answer 7 math problems to snooze!) and all of the sudden it was 10. That's what time I start work.

I am yet again thankful for the place I work and the people I work with.

I'm thankful that yesterday was the last time I had to take steroids.

I'm looking forward to going to bed at 10... if not tonight, hopefully soon...

Oh, yeah, and my back is feeling much much better =o) Still on resting restrictions, so I'm taking it easy, but I'm getting eager to go back to boot camp!

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