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My Body Finally Caught Up With My Brain!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Can you hear the angels signing? It's because a miracle happened!!!

My body finally figured out my brain was right about craptastic food.

I know - it's crazy - just take a minute to process.

Ready? I've been trying to eat as healthy as possible for a while now. I'd give myself little indulgences, but tried to find ways to make them a touch healthier. Still, whenever I'd look at something REALLY bad but REALLY good, the inner conversation would be:

Brain: Oh Dear Lord, I am not eating that!
Body: ME WANT!!! ME WANT NOW!!!!!
Brain: Do you know how much gym time that equals?
Brain: Hello! Check a mirror and look at the size of you a$$!
Body (picking up yummyness): SOOOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!! SOOOO HAPPY!!!!
Brain: Well, crap.

I never noticed how much my inner voice sounds like Cookie Monster before. Interesting.

Anyway, now, FINALLY, the sight of craptastic food no longer sets off that conversation. I've actually found that I'm sick the day after I eat crap. Whoo hoo! Now, instead of "I'll never drink like that again" it's "I'm not eating that again." I LOVE it that my brain and body are finally in sync!

Have a great day!

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THEVOW2013 4/22/2014 1:16PM

    emoticon emoticon
this is so a victory
so much so you know you will never look at food the same way
your journey just kicked up a notch, sista

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Day One of C25K

Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Monday!

In an effort to get rid of my gym membership (it's currently frozen), I'm trying to figure out cheaper ways to get workouts in now that I'm on my own. Running has always been one of those things that I thought looked and sounded pretty cool....but I've never been into. My knee would usually kill me after a bit and I'd go back to whatever I was doing. Soooo, I downloaded a couch to 5K app to ease myself into running (along with a yoga and body weight workout app cause I know I like that).

I did day one of the C25K today and my knee is NOT killing me! I'm hoping that working my way into running with this program will be more effective than my previous tries at it. The bad news is that I think my poor dog is still worn out!

I'm planning on some morning yoga tomorrow and am really hoping that I start feeling like myself soon. The past 6-7 months, I have not been working out or eating as well as I normally do. The writing was on the wall concerning my marriage, and I think I just got really depressed and gave up for a bit. No more, though! I have a whole new life ahead of me and am going to rock it!


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DEEEBEE 8/13/2013 11:56PM

    Ending a marriage is one of the very difficult things in life. (And unfortunately I have experience in that area!) So of course there is emotional turmoil and adjustments to make. Not easy! On the other hand, there's a wonderful feeling of freedom.

I've been enjoying Meetups. There might be some in your area. There are many in St. Louis for hundreds of interests. I like walking, so I find people on line who are interested in walking, and we meet and then walk. Go to info@meetups.com. Some groups charge $1, but most don't charge anything. Another site is ava.org. This is the site for a walking club imported by our troops from Germany. They have 5K and 10K walks all around the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Sometimes they are free, but sometimes they charge $3, still a lot cheaper than a gym.

Best to you!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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MYKIDSRSWEET 8/13/2013 10:51AM

    I love couch to 5 k...hope it works for you!

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First week of life on my own

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hello Sparkly ones!

Well, today marks a week that I've been in my own little apartment with the kids. Amazingly, today was the most relaxing Saturday I can remember having in forever! I did a short 10 minute workout this morning, then took the kids swimming. While they swam, I threaded water and kept moving as much as possible. My mom wanted to meet us at Golden Corral for dinner (bleh!) so when we got home, I took the kids and dog for a walk to a park about half a mile up the street. Now watching some shark week before bed!

School starts next week...I can't believe my baby is starting kindergarten!! I can't believe how well they're adjusting to so many changes in their lives! I'm not quite back on track quit yet, but I'm getting there!


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DEEEBEE 8/13/2013 6:32PM

    I like being a Sparkly One!!

You are doing well in working toward your goals...a workout, swimming, a walk and trying to avoid Golden Corral!!!

P.S. My grandson is starting first grade. OMG!!! How did that happen??

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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BUSYGRANNY5 8/11/2013 10:05AM

    Good luck to you and your family as you begin your new life! Keep on keeping on!!

Blessings to you!

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Back, divorced, and messed up in general

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hi guys.

I've been thinking about getting back on here for awhile now, but life was just too...much. Ya know?

First off, I have to apologize to the Golden Phoenix BLC Team. I totally bailed on you guys. I'm so sorry. I got the messages, reminders, and posts...I just couldn't get my head in a good enough space to be a part of anything other than the craziness I was going through. I'm up about 15 pounds...and I'm sure that wouldn't have happened if I would have kept my head in the game.

My marriage has been going badly for a bit, but the past six months were just torture. On June 30th, we had the final blow out and split up. I (and my kids) got dumped because my soon to be ex didn't think he had enough freedom. The final straw was when he joined a motorcycle gang (that had been featured on Gangland, no less!) and I begged him to stop. I finally gave him the "them or us" ultimatum..and he chose them. I still, honestly, can't get my head around that one. On top of that, I can't afford our home on my own and had a month to find a new place for the kids, dog, and I to live. Thankfully, I found an apartment in the nick of time and will be moving next weekend.

I am still, of course, heartbroken and feel pretty crappy. It's odd, we can tell ourselves constantly that it's not us...but I couldn't help that every time I look in there mirror, I think "If I was skinny would he still want me?" "If I was prettier would that have helped?" I don't think it would have, but those thoughts are still there. I even won a trip from work and took the family to Mexico (pic below) and he was pretty decidedly unexcited. I know it's his issue he needs to figure out (though it is decidedly too late for our marriage), but I'm still in the angry-sad-hurt-feeling ok-wait, gonna beat him up roller coaster stage.

Anyway, that's why I've been off the grid. My new month/apartment/life resolution is to get back to it and be an AMAZING role model for my kids. They deserve nothing less...and, really, neither do I!


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DEEEBEE 7/31/2013 12:05AM

    Karey, You're better off without your ex. I am so GLAD I divorced mine, although it was very hard making do and shoveling the snow by myself and painting the trim on the roof. Those were the only two times I had a tinge of regret. My kids grew up fine, too. If your soon-to-be ex picked the motorcycle gang over YOU, where are his values, in the garbage??? BTW he would soon tire of a super gorgeous 18 yo model. So it is not YOU! Take care.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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VANICIS 7/28/2013 8:31PM

    emoticon Try to focus on yourself and learn to love yourself for awhile. That may seem selfish for the kids but in my experience when mommys not happy, nobodys happy!

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KATRINAKAT23 7/28/2013 7:00PM

  the ending of a marriage is one of the hardest things to go through but you will get to the other side in your own time. just know that you will. emoticon

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BOB5148 7/28/2013 6:44PM

  emoticon I know you can.

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KYEM2007 7/28/2013 6:32PM

    You can do it! I'm the queen of starting over! You're back in the game by just being here. I know some of what you're going through and it's always difficult. I wish you happiness. Enjoy your children. They grow up fast!! emoticon

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Great day!!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I'm so tired I can barely type, but what a great day! I managed to pull myself out of bed for 6:55 am BodyPump. I usually do not go to that class and was shocked at how many people were there so early on a Saturday! emoticon

This afternoon I went with my son on his Tiger Scout trip to tour the Daniel Boone Home. Very interesting stuff and a ton of walking around emoticon

Finally, I used some leftover northern white beans and turnip greens to make an amazing soup! I did slip a bit an great myself to a brownie the kids had....it happens.

Now, time to relax!


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REENIE131 1/5/2013 10:04PM

    Sounds like a good time!

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