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The best Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10, 2009

What a day! I got the best Mother's Day present ever! My son who is 12 had to write an essay at school on the greatest gifts his mother ever gave him. He stated "The greatest gift my mother gave me was the love of people, caring of others and to get stronger." He went on to say that I taught him to love everything even bugs, to care for everyone even animals, and to get stronger by going to the gym and lifting weights. I cried when I read it and everytime I just think about it I get teary eyed. I told him that this was better than anything that he could have ever bought me. WHAT A DAY!!!!!!

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KANSASWOMAN 5/10/2009 1:03PM

    He sounds like a great kid!

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ASH72461 5/10/2009 12:59PM

  that is a great gift
it makes it all worth while
happy mother's day emoticon

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I started a new journey.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I started today with a new personal trainer. I have not been on this website for a while as I always said that I was too busy. That was also my excuse for not going to the gym. I now have someone that will keep me honest(especially since I am paying him!) and I want to get my money's worth. I almost puked today, but I held it together. I know that I will be pushed farther than I can push myself and that is what I need right now. So....here we go!!!!

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GOING2LOSENOW 3/11/2009 1:24AM

    emoticon Good for you! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! IT will get easier eventually!

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Back on track

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I finally feel like I am motivated and back on track. This is the second day that I have been able to stick with my food and not have a constant struggle. I am not saying that it was easy, but that I feel that I am in the right frame of mind. It is exciting to think what I am going to look like when I am finished!

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KANSASWOMAN 1/13/2009 9:29PM

    It sounds like you're on the right track!


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A slow start

Sunday, January 11, 2009

So yesterday was not a good start. I ate too much of the wrong things and then there was beer at the end of the day. Today is a new day and so far so good!


A new start

Friday, January 09, 2009

I started my journey in June 2007. I had lost my mom in March 2006 and went for food to file the void. I maxed out at 285 lbs. In June 2007 I decided to join a gym and hire a personal trainer. I literally worked my butt off! I lost 85 lbs by June 20, 2008 which was the last time I worked with him. He changed my life! Since then, I have tried to continue the lifestyle on my own. I have not been so successful. I have gained weight back and the emotional eating has resurfaced. I am having a hard time getting motivated to get to the gym and the new pants are now tight. I am not buying bigger clothes! I need to figure out how to life the healthier lifestyle without a trainer yelling at me all the time. This is the first step.

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MONKIEBEAN 1/9/2009 10:55PM

    It seems the gaining back is harder then being fat in the first place ... at least for me..it was easier to have always been fat then when I lost the weight and now gained it back....it seems we are even harder on our selves the second time around..but at the same time think of it this way....in history there is often a large chance that it will repeat itself so you will lose the weight...and feel great..and conquer emotional eating..as I will......not because we want to be super models (ok maybe just a little LOL) but because we need to..it is not healthy emotionally to continue in this self hatred cycle..WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ILVCMP 1/9/2009 9:46PM

    Welcome to SparkPeople. I hope you find it all you hope for. I think it is a wonderful site. I know the tools here help to keep me accountable. Good luck, remember you are not alone, we are here and will support you. Shout out if you need help.

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