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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Just talking about my day and stuff =)

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IMSOOZEEQ 7/9/2012 3:58PM

    Oh my my my!!! MASHED POTATOES!!!!! Bring it!! That is SO my favorite food! I still eat them, I just don't sit down to a vat of them any more! lol Okay okay so it was more like 2 vats back in the day. I am trying to be honest about my eating so I had to correct myself.

I think it is so funny when people say that they need to get healthy and then turn right around and eat something unhealthy, only to follow it up with a long dissertation on why it was okay for them to eat it. Okay so if you read my blog ~ Who do you think you are fooling? you will see just how I told on myself for eating something others would tell me not to.

Loved your vlog. Gonna add you as a friend!


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HEATHERFREE 7/9/2012 3:10PM

    ahahahaha freaking hilarious about the dunken donuts thing lol AND the mtn dew, thats soo bad for you, ugh lol once in a great while though I get a mtn dew mixed with pink lemonade....sooo bad in calories and caffeine but so good! I love potatoes, in every form and homemade lumpy mashed potatoes are the best!

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STEPH-KNEE 7/9/2012 1:45AM

    I love how you say "I was in the pool for a few hours" like it's no big thing LOL, that is so awesome and a lot more than I've done for the day, you rock! I'm excited about your bike program tomorrow. :D

That totally cracks me up about the lettuce thing. And I had a baked potato for dinner *drools* and mashed potatoes are the bomb. He must have a screw loose. jk ;) Sorta...

You already know I felt about that other stuff, heart you. xoxo. ;)

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today is disappointing

Sunday, July 08, 2012


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HEATHERFREE 7/9/2012 2:54PM

    ah you sound like me a couple weeks ago....its just going around lol The need to cry and do nothing and not talk to anyone. It helps sometimes, I really have been wanting to just get out of here and even stay in a hotel for my day off, just be around literally no one....maybe I will. Or at least get out into the woods and spend the whole day at the lake. As long as you stay on the horse through days like this everything will pan out! So what if during those times were riding upside down......its all good hahaha

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STEPH-KNEE 7/8/2012 10:33PM

    I feel like I just walked into an episode of Dr. Phil that wasn't necessary lol...

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NAOLEE 7/8/2012 5:52PM

    Hi: you are beautiful, with your pounds and have a sweet voice. I noticed that you have low self esteem. I found 2 articles. I don't know if this will help you; but I did it with all my heart. I tell you this because some people get mad. GOD BLESS YOU and HE will give you the strength to go on.
Building Self confidence in Overweight Women

The way we look, changes the way others look at us. Additionally, most of us rely on others opinion to form an opinion about how we look. And, when we do not look good, and we know that clearly, it brings an instant reduction in our self confidence and self esteem.

Being overweight is related to be out of fashion, unhealthy and not even near to looking beautiful. For the same reason, overweight women are unable to feel good about their appearance. It is not good for their mental and physical health. Long episodes of low self confidence can lead to stress. This stress may further cause increase their weight. It may even lead to chronic depression.
Therefore, it is important to make overweight women have confidence in their self. Here are some effective ways to do the same.

1. Dress Accordingly
Who says that one cannot look good if one is overweight? There are certain cloths tailored in such a way to define the curves of the body in a positive way. For example, if there is more weight around the stomach region then a loose long shirt can be worn with a nice pair of jeans.
Instead of tight skirts, long skirts which are low in diameter can be worn. Likewise, many combinations can be made based on the body type.
Once you start wearing clothes that outline your body beautifully you shall look slimmer and feel more confident.

2. The Funny Side
Only a confident person can make fun of the way they look and it can also work vice versa. Try to look at the humorous side of your body. I once knew a girl who said that she is actually very proud of her weight. She used to say that if anyone tried to mess with her she can simply sit on the person and make them beg for his/her breathe.
Obviously, the attempt is to find humorous ways to deal with the weight and cheer oneself up. It is definitely not an attempt to find excuses not to lose weight. Try to find out which fruit or vegetable your body resembles the most.
Write the health benefits of that food item. Imagine that you are this food item and feel good about the benefits.
You may even find an animal to which your body shape resembles. Write down the strengths of the animal and feel good about resembling with the one.
Let us take example of an elephant. Elephants are extremely loyal and have incredible physical strength. They always remain in a group and can easily socialize with anyone.

3. Acceptance is the Only Way
There is nothing else that you can do about being overweight than accept that you are overweight. Even if you are trying to lose weight, you cannot do it in one day. It is a gradual process. Till then, you will need to understand that accepting the body the way it is, is the first step towards building self confidence.

4. Socialize More
The more people you meet more confident you will become. When you will be meeting more people you will get used to presenting yourself to the world the way you are. Then, the physical appearance will not be a focal point.
Being overweight is not the end of the world. It is just a part of your life. One day, with your determination, you will be able to achieve. Until then, you should live life to the fullest with confidence.

Your Weight and Self Esteem

We are all currently inhabiting a health conscious world. A lot is being said about the importance of keeping a check on our weight and body shape. The market has been flooded with numerous projects that boast about cutting down on your calorie intake or help you in burning the accumulated calories. Health industry is promoting a huge variety of work out techniques from cardio to yoga to aerobics and so on providing a leverage to choose the form we wish to for ourselves.
Despite the current surge in the health business and how people have suddenly realized the value of monitoring their health, very few out of the huge population are actually taking serious action in this direction. Many start a very determined effort in loosing weight but are not equally determined to keep it going.
There is another set of people who think they are too busy to find and devote time in this direction and usually tend to avoid any extra effort for the same. They condition themselves to be happy with the way they are. When they meet people who are physically fit, they tend to feel bad for themselves but eventually convince themselves with a continual reminder saying that they are better than others.
Such people lack determination. This lack of determination is also reflected in other tasks. Studies have shown that such people tend to avoid any difficult task that comes their way. They always look for an easy way out. As a result, they are not as successful as others are. This leads to a decline in their self esteem over the years as he starts to feel that he is good for nothing.
Therefore, we can say that a persons self esteem, that is, his self image has a close relationship with his body image or his body weight. A small effort in this direction can work wonders for a successful life.
You are a little high on the weight scale and somewhere in your conscience you do realize that you have to do something serious about this. Despite your continual reminders to self, you have not been able to take a serious action in this direction. It is high time for you to take a step further before it is too late and you end up harming your self esteem.
Start with small things and try to make it your habit. You can start by limiting the number of times you take sugar in a day. If a sudden step seems difficult, start brisk walks for fifteen minutes every day. Carry your music player along. You will soon start enjoying this break that you get during the day. You can gradually increase your timing and intensity of work out.
If you build up this target in your mind and are able to achieve it with your determination, you will find that soon you will not run away from difficult jobs. As you will start taking up new tasks and targets, success will automatically come your way. Weight loss will also leave you will a higher level of energy to burn which will increase your productivity. Success and appreciation will boost your much required self esteem and keep you going on your mission towards success.

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SWTHNY- 7/8/2012 12:51PM

    Me time is a good thing.
You have a wonderful sounding voice. I don't watch the vids here much but am glad today I did.
Today I was more reflective...ie: missing my mom and dad...tears came and went but they were needed I believe...when I went to do some gardening it somehow felt better.
So I agree "me time" is a good thing for everyone. We don't pick the times often they just come up. Date night sounds fun. I think maybe my hubby and I need one its been awhile.


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NELLJONES 7/8/2012 9:37AM

    Just have ONE thing you can do that you can check off. even brushing your teeth. Personally I like to walk around my house, like walking the fences of the farm, and think that it's mine. I used to walk around my room when I was young. Very territorial, but it IS walking.

But if you are sleeping too much that could be a sign of depression. You might want to check with your doctor. My oldest son had that problem, and is now on medication that has changed his life.

Good luck to you, dear!

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    emoticon emoticonGood morning! Coffee's on!


Look up,
Look down,
Look all around!

Yep! Did you see what I did?

You are a wonderful and successful person!

Keep your gloves on until YOUR fight is won!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 7/8/2012 1:46AM

    We all have days like that my dear, and we all need days where we can just "do nothing" and have time to ourselves. Trust me, it might be just what you needed to make tomorrow a better day. :) Date night is sure to be fun.

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    Things will get better. Do not be hard on yourself. If you are sad accept the feelings and let it go.

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Reply Back to Heather (and a few other random)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Basically just a reply back answering all Heather's questions

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HEATHERFREE 7/8/2012 4:02PM

    Okay, I get the loving place now, I feel bad for your friend, she needs to get out of that. And ok I'm gonna hold you to the walking as soon as your mother in law is gone. And battlefield 3 and headphones PSH, proly hard with his mom there too, and really he doesnt NEED those jeeze especially if mommys gonna have to buy them for him lol.
And I wasn't saying that you are just feeding Adalynn junk all the time, I was just saying like all kids eat mac and cheese and chicken nuggets and whatever else, CUZ ITS YUMMY, thats what I ate everyday before I started this journey and thats what I crave lol But I was just saying its gotta be hard to make that stuff and then you have to eat your healthy stuff. But if you guys are gonna try and change the meals up anyhow then thats awesome! And I'm so jealous you have a pool, Maybe once we move into this house we can get one :) I love going to the lake, but with eating better and more rent gas money to get out of town is gonna be nothing.

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STEPH-KNEE 7/8/2012 1:39AM

    3 hours in the pool is outstanding!! I think your outlook on bright colors and fun outfits and all of that and I agree, it's time we just start having fun with life. Just because we are changing things doesn't mean we can't find little ways to enjoy what we have to do. :) emoticon

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Day Two [aftermath of Jeff's jerkyness]

Friday, July 06, 2012

Here is the aftermath and how today went down and my less emotional response to everything.. and me being worth it!

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ZELDABEE 7/7/2012 12:34PM

    Hey, I feel that I might have come off a littel strong - I absolutely know that your doing this for you I just felt like you sounded kinda down and needed a reminder - it's just because I think your awesome. I know jeff said the things he said out of love I just feel there was a better way for him to go about it, but sometimes when we get frusrated we don't always think before we week. I'm so happy you had a better day and I'm really sorry if I ever made you feel like I thought you weren't in this for you :( You look lovely today!

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STEPH-KNEE 7/7/2012 1:00AM

    I totally understand what you are saying, even though he had a weak moment and he went off because he was mad and said things he shouldn't have... but that doesn't mean that he is just some horrible husband and all of that. So I totally understand what you are saying my dear. :)

I feel the same way with my parents and family, they always HEAR about me doing it, but they never see it, and even when I lost 40 pounds I gained it back, so I get that part of it too. But I like how you gave him visible goals that you are going to rock and he can SEE your progress, I think that is awesome.

I have always known you were in this for *you*, and that is why you rock and you are gonna do this. That doesn't mean you can't be excited for the fact that your daughter will have a more active mother or that your husband will have a wife to take camping and all of that... I think it is perfectly normal for those to be added bonuses to our weight loss journeys, and anyone who doesn't secretly want to "stick it" to at least one person who thought they couldn't do it is a liar. ;)

You look super pretty today btw. :D

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1 month to truly change!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I have one month to change and to truly walk the walk!!!!

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STEPH-KNEE 7/6/2012 6:08AM

    Okay, those comments just break m heart. Like I wanted to cry hearing those things, so I can't even imagine how it felt for you to hear them. I will be the first to say I have no valid advice because I am single and childless, so I really don't know how it all works... but I am also smart enough to know it's not okay what he said to you. You are a beautiful girl, period. I wouldn't say that if it wasn't true. I would not spend time from my day sitting here watching a vlog by you if you weren't such an awesome person that I wish I could be around. I hope that doesn't sound creepy LOL. But I enjoy you girls so much and it makes me wish we all lived in the same town and could go out and go walking together. Wouldn't that be cool? So the fact that you ooze awesomeness over the internet proves to me that you in person awesomeness is off the charts.

On top of that it's exactly what Lacey said, you bring up a valid point about his habits (playing video games) and he immediately goes on attack mode. Like I said I'm single (painfully single LOL) BUT the only thing I can compare it to is my brother. I don't care if someone calls me a beyotch or those kinds of words, but when you call me a fat beyotch that really gets under my skin. I know I'm fat, I live in m body and I don't need to be reminded. I think the reason they instinctively go to the fat thing is because they feel that we can't challenge it. Like when he is saying (wrongfully so) that you don't clean, you can give 100 examples of the cleaning you have done and why he's wrong. I think it is just a copout and easy for them to pick at our weight, especially when they know how much it bothers us and how much we desire to change it. I am just so so sorry you had to hear that.

Now add on the fact that you have a gorgeous daughter to look after 24/7. I babysat a friends 3 year old for 6 hours and I kept trying to "clean up" after her, and each time she'd go and take EVERYTHING she owned back out of the toy box. My friend came home and the house was a mess. The funny thing is she warned me NOT TO CLEAN, because it wasn't going to stay that way, after I picked up after the 3rd time I finally took the hint. He needs to cut some slack and add the fact you JUST got back from vacation. Seriously that boy just needs a chill pill today.

OMG, the thing that you said about "Cuz I've said I was going to do this before..." that is me right now. Like I get frustrated when my dad or friend are just sitting around waiting for me to fail and fall off the wagon and I feel like it bugs me. Then I think to myself wait a minute, that is my fault, not theirs. All they have seen me do my whole life is to fail and gain the weight back and get bigger and bigger. So it's up to us prove them wrong, but more importantly we can prove ourselves wrong and prove that we are worth this. :) emoticon emoticon

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HAPINANA 7/5/2012 11:57PM

    Hey...my name is Carol! I loved your blog(vlog) ... I'm sorry that you had to listen to that kind of stuff from your husband, but I think he's doing it out of frustration. He honestly has no control over you as far as your weight journey... that's all on you.
I have been obesely overweight for quite a few years now and fighting my weight since I was a teenager. You have a beautiful family and I truly believe your husband wants to keep this family but wants you to be healthy (which also means thinner).
I know myself, if I weighed less weight I would be running around this house cleaning, doing laundry, exercising, cooking, shopping taking care of myself, and being one hell of a happier person ....etc...
Pretty much life "sucks" when your FAT!! There I said it....that ugly word Fat. It is what it is... Everyone always sugarcoats the "fat" word. Oh don't you want to be healthy.... in my case it's thinner and I truly believe also in your case.
Like you said you've made this decisions before with your husband but it was a "no go"
I truly believe if your change "you" everything else around you changes.
I think you can leave him out of the equation and you need to work on "YOU"!!!
YOU ARE WORTH IT!! You have a beautiful baby and a wondeerful husband. Be thankful for what you have, appreciate them and yourself!!
I so want you to do it this time.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it work!!
I'm here for you... even though sometimes I come on a little too strong...
but sometimes we need that kind of thing to get us going.
I come to you in love and hope that this 'WILL BE THE TIME FOR YOU' emoticon

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ZELDABEE 7/5/2012 11:37PM

    Its 12:30 and I was doing the dishes but I had to stop you reply to this blog! Was your husband channelling mine for the day? I've had that exact conversation, when I politely try to point out that I think he needs to change some of his behavoir ..the conversation suddenly becomes about all the stuff *I'm* doing wrong - housework, working out, eating right - everything!

Grr. I know he said some of those things in frusration but come on! There is a way to talk about things and then there is just being mean - and what he said was downright mean and hurtful. You are beautiful Kassy and I don't care if I have to show up on your spark page every hour on the hour to remind you because I will! I'll make the time to tell you how brave and awesome you are for coming on here everyday and sharing yourself with us, for supporting us and for stepping up to make a difference in not only your life but in all of our lives too. I love that your making changes and working your relationship but I can't sit here and tell you that I think it was okay for him to say those things to you - nuh uh. No way. He should be supporting you in the changes your making, not demanding change! I am not an angry girl but I am going to angry on your behalf tonight. and the cleaning...don't even get me started on the cleaning...if he wants the clothes washes he can wash them his damn self....grr...

Okay now that I'll said all that, I just wanted to let you know again how proud of am of you and I am here if you ever need to talk or just need a shoulder to lean on - vitual sholder I know but its the best I can do. I wish I could go walking with you, we'd have a blast! Keep you chin up kid, I know your going to rock july and really show jeff how wrong he is!

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