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Letter to myself

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hi everyone! My Weight Watchers book encouraged me to write a letter to myself about what I'm doing well and what my goals are. So I did that tonight and want to share it with you.

Dear Micaela~

I am so excited to be on this journey with you. It is so much fun to watch your reaction when you have a good week. Don't lose that momentum.

You have a lot of people helping to hold you accountable. Your coworkers are tackling the food right out of your hand. You may get frustrated but you should be glad to have their support.

When you hit your goal weight of 120 pounds, you will be as foxy as you were when you met Jacob. Your body will be in prime baby-making shape, which I know is important to you. You will feel better and have more energy and be healthier. Maybe your cholesterol numbers will be better, too.

I believe in you. Keep going on your journey. You will have good weeks and bad weeks, but don't discouraged and don't quit. I am proud of you for making this healthy, positive change.

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SWIMMAN 3/21/2013 5:19PM

    Great letter and, congratulations, you have some really good healthy goals too to achieve. You really can do it! :-)

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IMREITE 3/21/2013 1:19AM

    i read a book where we are encouraged to write letters to our not-thin self and thin self. it definaltly hlpes me think of my minds and body in different ways. i hope o used the mental awareness tohelp me with goals.

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ALILOWE1 3/20/2013 9:21PM


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MOMMY2MADILYN 3/20/2013 8:56PM

    Great encouraging letter!! emoticon
It's nice to see you back here!! emoticon

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Friday, February 01, 2013

Happy Friday!

I have a very stressful job (I guess a doctor who makes it stressful). I work in a clinic and one of the doctors is so efficient he can see upwards of twenty patients a day. But in order for him to do that, he constantly is breathing down my neck. Something is missing on his chart, he needs an MRI on this patient, bring this patient in early. Today, I wanted to scream at him. He was driving me nuts. Also, we are short staffed. My main coworker is on vacation, but she'll be back Monday. One of the techs just had a baby and isn't coming back (they haven't filled her position yet, but they are interviewing), so I was alone in the office today, registering, trying to keep on top of the phones, and trying to get some of my coworker's work done before she comes back.

I come home sometimes with headaches and I'm grouchy with my husband. The stress I experience in my work life affects every aspect of my home life. This year has been so stressful that I have managed to gain almost twenty pounds. I am also dealing with high cholesterol. I really want to start a family soon and I also want to be around for my husband. But I am scared because my health is not the greatest right now. I am afraid of dying early and missing out on what life has to offer. I get a free membership to the YWCA through my job, but have no motivation to go. At the end of the day, I just want to get home to my husband. I have considered going in the morning before work, but don't know exactly how that will work out yet. If anyone has any suggestions or motivation for me, please message me or comment here. Thank you.

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NEWLEAF2013 2/2/2013 5:02PM

    Since you want to spend time with your husband, why not get him to go to the Y with you? My husband & I recently starting swimming laps together and even though we can't talk during it and aren't really "with" each other (he constantly laps me!), it still feels like we are spending time together...especially in the car on the way there and home.

I hope you find some solutions. Stress stinks. emoticon

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KATE41195 2/2/2013 8:04AM

    If you can, I would look for a new job. And while you're still there, do the best that you can. That's all you can do, and you just have to keep telling reminding yourself that you are a good person and you deserve better. Nothing that doctor says can and will bring you down.

As for working out, definitely do it in the morning. It's hard, but once you get into a routine (after a couple weeks) it's just what you do. If it's hard to get up earlier, try getting up just 20, 30 or 45 minutes earlier for a quick walk or run. Expand the time until you are able to do a full workout at the gym.

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KIMBERLY19732 2/1/2013 9:41PM

    It motivates me so much if I think of my daily walking as mental vacation, an escape from stress emoticon

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SPERRIN2012 2/1/2013 9:16PM

    I'll bet he's self medicated too. I once worked for a Dr. but not at the same capacity with the office environment (he was the Medical Director). and I wanted to lay him out on numerous occasions. The medical field in general is very stressful so my first suggestion would be that if your an administrative type, a lot of those job skills are transferable to a different industry. If your a nurse, find am better practice to work at with a Dr. who isn't penny pinching by not hiring enough staff to handle the work load

As for the gained weight and not having the energy to hit the YMCA, track your foods every and stick to the targets set for you on spark. Try going to the YMCA once or twice a week and ease into it. I guarantee your level of motivation will increase as you do more exercising. One day at a time and best of luck. No mindless snacking emoticon emoticon !

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Stress-busting challenge

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I just "discovered" that I am vulnerable to stress. So I am going to set some goals for myself to improve my vulnerability to stress.

1-Eat at least one hot, balanced meal each day.
2-Do something fun at least once a week. Today, I had my in-laws over and played hide-and-seek with my four year old niece.
3-Let myself enjoy quiet time once per day.
4-Learn to talk to my husband about the state of our domestic affairs.
5-Use the community on SparkPeople to confide in about what is going on in my life.

What goals are you setting and how are you doing in reaching your goals?

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NIKO27 12/30/2012 7:34PM


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USMAWIFE 12/30/2012 7:34PM

    I have so much stress that it actually has caused me physical issues My doctors have put me on vitamin B stress formula and lots of vitamin D to help out'


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RAPUNZEL53 12/30/2012 6:44PM

  Good luck!

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