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just how good do I want to be to myself

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I am taking my cousin to Red Lobster for her birthday tomorrow. I will get either the grilled mixed seafood or the grilled shrimp with a double order of broccoli for my side. I know the calories on each are within my range, but now how much money do I want to spend?
I have budgeted my calorie intake, but it is now time to budget my cash out flow. I know my cousin will order whatever I order, taking her cue from me as to how much I want to spend. Even if I tell her to get the more expensive dish she will not unless I order it also. So exactly how much do I want to indulge myself? I guess I will find out tomorrow.

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SUBMOM2 9/17/2014 1:44AM

    Good for you for planning ahead, both for calories and cash. Whatever you decide, I hope you have a nice visit!

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One step at a time

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For may be the first time in my life I put myself first. My son;s problems began to effect my health. I told him my health problems and that he could not continues to depend on me for constant support. He listened and said that I was right and he needed to deal with what was going on in his life like the man he was.
My daughter wanted me to give up one of my water aerobic days to babysit because it would make it easier on her not because it was a necessity. Again, she said that was alright.
I said "NO!" and the world did not stop and fall apart.
Even with all the stress going on around me I have continued to track my food and do my exercises. One day at a time, one decision at a time I am taking care of myself.

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STRONGNFIERCE 9/12/2014 7:17PM

    I am so proud of you! You have put yourself last for far to long! Good for you!!!

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KRYSSCOTT 9/12/2014 4:15PM

    You did a good thing for yourself. Saying NO! seldom stops the world from turning, people find other ways to get what they "want". If it is something they truly need then it's okay to help them for a while but if they don't try to make other arrangements after some time then you have to look at if your really being helpful or if you are enabling them.

You should be very proud of yourself.
You are taking steps in the right direction to ensure your health.

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MTN_KITTEN 9/12/2014 7:48AM

    I am sooooooooooo proud of you!!!!

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STRONG_SARAH 9/12/2014 1:03AM

    Good for you, feels liberating doesn't it?

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SUBMOM2 9/11/2014 11:08PM

    Good for you for setting some reasonable boundaries for yourself. I hope things settle down for your family. Until then, only you can take care of you, and you are doing it.

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Life Sucks Sometimes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

There is so much drama going on in my life right now. I have spent the last year at relative peace except for some money issues and now life is pressing in. I have dealt with the death of both of my parents, cancer, my husband's death and all the other things that make life stressful. My son is in the middle of a messy divorce. Now think of the meanest divorce you have heard of - that's it with two ultra emotional people. They live a block away so he is staying at my house half the time. He is forty. It is time to cut the umbilical cord.
I know he needs help, but I am no long strong enough or healthy enough to give it. If I do not take care of myself then I will be totally unable to take care of anyone else.
I know that this too will pass. Things will change. Time will dull the emotion. But right now it is a river of rage and guilt.
On the up side, my plateau has broken and I am losing weight. I am still on track. One day at a time.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
I courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the differencce

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DFOLKARD 8/28/2014 5:05PM

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KRYSSCOTT 8/27/2014 7:58PM

    Life does suck sometimes but hang in there. If you need to draw a line in the sand for the sake of your health and sanity then go ahead and do it. Don't feel guilty, your son may get angry at first but in the long run he'll come to understand that you needed to protect yourself from the drama and emotional discord. Divorce is never easy, but this one is not yours, it's his, let him deal with it.


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DEBBYHS 8/27/2014 7:22PM

    Hang in there. I'm sending positive thoughts your way. Good job on staying focused through all of this. emoticon

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MTN_KITTEN 8/27/2014 6:17PM

    Sending wisdom your way!!!!

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MOMMY445 8/27/2014 4:55PM

    sending hugs your way! have a wonderful day!

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Finally weight loss

Friday, August 22, 2014

I lost 5 pounds this week!!!! I feel like I am finally on the down side of the plateau.
Lots of family drama at the moment, but I am on track and tracking.

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STRONGNFIERCE 8/25/2014 2:08PM

    AMAZING LOSS! Hope the family drama settles down...remember to take care of you!

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SUBMOM2 8/22/2014 11:55PM

    Good for you! Hope the family drama resolves itself.

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KRYSSCOTT 8/22/2014 11:01PM

    Sorry about the family drama, that aside congratulations on the five pound loss. What a great loss. You busted through that plateau and really rocked it this week!

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TAMMYAND 8/22/2014 7:59PM

    emoticon Way to go....That loss is nothing to sneeze at....good bye plateau.....hello momentum...keep it up my friend! Sorry about the family situation...but glad you are not doing the emotional eating that often happens when family stresses hit home. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIFFANYLYN13 8/22/2014 2:35PM

    OMG that is AWESOME!!! Congrats!!!
Keep smiling and keep doing whatever your doing, you are ROCKIN it!!!

Have the best weekend EVER!!!!


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I love Mondays

Monday, August 18, 2014

I am retired and everyone goes to work on Monday, so it is my official day of rest and reflection. I have been struggling with a very slow weight loss. I am going to try a month of no red meat and see if it makes a difference. I am going to try something different each month until I find that winning combination. Once I have found it I will stick with it until it stalls. I love being retired and able to focus my energy on my health. I am making changes in my life. I will figure this weight loss thing out. I do not care how long it takes or how many tries. I will persist until I find success.

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MTN_KITTEN 8/19/2014 12:29PM

    You will do this ... you ARE doing it!!!

On being one of the biggest losers!!!!!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/19/2014 11:37AM

    Everyone needs to find what works for them. You will find it!

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SUBMOM2 8/19/2014 1:29AM

    I'm glad you're enjoying Mondays! You deserve this time for you!

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KRYSSCOTT 8/18/2014 10:43PM

    I think that is all anyone can do, try everything until you find what works for you. I haven't found my winning combination yet, but joining Spark was certainly a win. I'm glad we found each other. emoticon

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TAMMYAND 8/18/2014 10:43PM

    You have a winning attitude. I know you will figure it out and do it! Plus you are inspiring others along the way. So happy you are my friend! emoticon emoticon

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    That is great persistence pays off. Keep up the good work.

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