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Feeling Icky

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I went to see my doctor today because my tonsils still look nasty after 7 days of antibiotics and I'm still weepy. He said he couldn't help and I should just wait I see the specialist next week. I didn't even have the gumption or energy or argue....I just sat there and then cried my way out of the office. Pitiful.

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SPIRIT42013 7/18/2012 12:48PM

    It's no fun feeling so sick. And having to wait for help must feel terrible! I had to have my tonsils out a long time ago, and I'm glad. Immediately, I felt so much better and got healthy and stayed that way. Hang on! Feel better soon!
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Awesome Splurge!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hit the buffet hard tonight! I had veggies with every decadent entree. :)

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KARENCRANER 7/15/2012 10:07PM

    In the seafood arena, I had scampi, coconut shrimp (the costliest calorie-wise...500!), and cedar-plank salmon. In the beef category, I had a bit of t-bone, Yankee pot roast, and New York roast. My veggies were broccoli, carrots, asparagus, and salad. Desserts: 4 bite-sized chocolate namiano bars in peanut and mocha. I avoided the starches. I walked a couple of miles in the later part of the date, so woke up today feeling awesome...enjoyed every bite and worked a bit of it off. :)

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BOSS61 7/15/2012 6:05AM

    I think I'm in awe of anyone with the fortitude to hit ANY buffet. I'm afraid of what I cannot measure and control. So I pass, period.

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EOWYN2424 7/15/2012 3:03AM

    Ooooh! What did you eat, exactly? ;)

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TURTLERAE55 7/15/2012 2:56AM

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Lacking Substance!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

So many of my blog entries lack real reflection. Several sound kinda like a teenager's whiny diary entries (not that that's a bad thing!). ;) However, I'd like to challenge myself here and now to write at least one blog weekly that has merit. I've been blogging regularly to get into the habit, but now I'm ready for the next step . . . analyzing my journey toward better health honestly, so these words might actually benefit me or one of my sparkfriends!

Here's my first baby step: I've always been emotionally closed off. Only in the last year have I really faced it, tried to figure out why, and taken concrete steps toward change. Sure, I've seen the effects: failed relationships, overeating, hiding in books, distancing myself from loved ones, and wallowing in hedonism. If I didn't have some really stellar, patient, loving, forgiving friends and family I'd be alone because I've neglected so many relationships.

A little counseling, some soul searching, and bunches of internet research have led me to the conclusion that many of my behaviors are shared by other adoptees. I was adopted into a family when I was 11 months old and grew up with loving parents and three older siblings. However, none of the love I received could take away the terror of being torn from my birth mother and then my foster mom. I functioned fairly well until Mom (my adoptive mother) died when I was 23. Within the year my closest sibling got married and moved away, and Dad remarried and sold my childhood home. Yeah, I seemed okay, but years of unhealthy choices followed. To end on a positive note, I'm learning too forgive myself and, thanks to sparkpeople, learning to live healthier in body and mind daily!

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SOMKHE 7/12/2012 10:25AM

    Baby steps is all it takes, and you are certainly moving forward. You've made alot of progress in your life and I hope this only continues. emoticon

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Tuesday Done!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

PTL, this day is done! Had a couple of kinks in my plans for today, but I'll try again tomorrow. The good news is that my food choices were healthy and I got a little exercise in. The bad news is I didn't get my closet cleaned. Bummer. emoticon Time for a 100 calorie frosty treat!

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SALEX52 7/11/2012 12:39AM

    Good work.

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Awesome Workout!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Just finished an awesome solo watter aerobics session at City Beach! 50 minutes in the lake on sand felt harder than 65 in the pool at the club! Amazing, and I feel great!

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IRONBLOSSOM 7/17/2012 2:28PM

    That's awesome! emoticon

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