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the little engine that could

Sunday, July 21, 2013

every time I want to give up this little voice in my head starts the chant- keep going! Dont give up! - so I kee telling myself- I think I can, I think I can..... then I hit bumps. After recovering from my sprained ankle this spring, I sprained my knee but good- ended up with some complications and had about a 2 month recovery. started back exersising then the heat and athsma kicked in- (we wont discuss the effects of predisone on my body). Am I giving up? NO! despite everything I have managed to loose about 10 lbs, and have made multiple improvements in my eating habbits. and I am managing to sneak the exersise back into my routine slowly.
Am I getting healthier- I hope so, I did fit back into a pair of shorts I have not been able to wear for over a year- yay little progress- will I do even better? I think I can, I think I can!

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 7/23/2013 7:05PM

    so happy you are on way back you can do this you will do this

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CODEMAULER 7/22/2013 9:05AM

    I know you can, too - keep moving, one step at a time!!

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NORWOODGIRL 7/21/2013 10:01PM

    From what you have posted - I KNOW you can! Keep going. You are doing great. All those set backs seem to make you stronger. Wow!

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humble pie

Monday, May 13, 2013

humble pie is the only pie I have eaten recently. It is hard to get back up and say- yeah, I messed up, got off track, fell way the heck off the wagon, gained back what I lost plus a few pounds.... but that's what I did.
Oh I have some excuses- health issues, some serious- some not, as well as stress have derailed my good intentions- then I just got lazy and unmotivated when it came down to taking care of me. I'm still taking care of everyone else though- just not me.....
So I quietly got back on here last month and started tracking my food, changing my habits, getting a little exercise- and promptly sprained my knee! (UGH)

The funny thing is I must have found my motivation- cause even though my exersise is limited, I kept up the nutrition tracking. I tried lots of new recipies with fresh veggies and lean meats. I drank more water and unsweet tea, and despite my knee and problems with my Thyroid medication still managed to loose a few pounds.
So while I am eating humble pie and saying I'm back and trying to be healthy again, I'm staying away from all other pies emoticon and trying to continue to make progress. emoticon

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 5/26/2013 7:28PM

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KOFFEENUT 5/13/2013 9:35PM

    I figure on this healthy lifestyle journey we all hit bumps in the road (heck, I've wandered off the road ENTIRELY before!). The IMPORTANT thing is that we find our way back and continue to head in the right direction. It sounds like that is exactly what you're doing! Know that we're right alongside you, cheering you on!

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It's working!!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I have been being really good lately - I got on the scale this morning and I am down 4 lbs!!!! WHOOO HOOOOO! And I feel better too!

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 8/14/2012 4:19PM

    emoticon emoticon so glad you are back and doing well/ emoticon

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VLVTGRRL 8/30/2011 1:25AM

    WOOOHOOO!!! Way to go!!

How are things going now?

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SPARKYCARLEY 8/23/2011 1:23PM

    Awesome! Hugs.

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CODEMAULER 8/13/2011 8:54AM

    That's terrific! Sometimes dedication is its own reward!!

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its been a while....

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

I have been up and down, wanting to do well, but struggling. I realised I had not blogged in a while and this is why-
1. I hate negativity- like Thumper's mom siad in the movie Bambi-" if you don't have anything nice to say dont say nothin at all>" so I have been feeling a little negative and ticked with myself, and stressed and a little (slightly) out of controll. And I did not want to talk about it.
2. It's embarassing to fail- and I feel like I have- I gained back 20 of the 30 lbs I lost.
3. I was wallowing a bit- it was a stressful year helathwise, workwise and otherwise, so I let the little hungry thing in my head say "I deserve this (cookie, chips, chocolate), because I have been so stressed out.

Ok here I am - August is not an easy month for me- It marks the anniversaries of when my brother, uncle and grandfather died (all seperate years). I am a litle blue, a little tired and a lot disgusted with myself.
On a positive note, I am determined to do something to fix the way I am feeling. I have already started to change my eating habbits and get out and exercise everyday. I am making plans for a family beach day and a girls day away. I did this before, I can do it again.

  
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SPARKYCARLEY 8/23/2011 1:23PM

    As long as you don't quit completely you have not failed! Keep on keepin' on! You are doing wonderful. Hugs.

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BOVEY63 8/9/2011 4:52PM

    So happy to see you on my friend feed today!
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Don't beat yourself up for what has passed - you've taken a positive step forward by blogging again. Let it go and move on.
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Enjoy the family beach day and girls' get-away!

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CODEMAULER 8/9/2011 1:14PM

    Hello! You haven't failed, you simply got off track. Failure would be a complete abandonment of all your good habits (including Spark People), and I don't see that you've done that.

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Cut yourself some slack and get back in the swing of good habits and healthy routines. It's easier than you might think - one step at a time - and the rewards are yours for the taking.

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WALKWITME 8/9/2011 12:08PM

    (((((Big HUg))))

you are Awesome !

and welcome back !

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focusing on things that do not focus on food

Friday, March 25, 2011

Late night munching is my downfall. This winter I have picked up many bad habbits I thought I had vanquished. With the nice weather I am starting to get out walking again- and that feels good. I also have pulled out my beads and started making jewlery at night. Busy hands make fr less temptation I am finding. I started an etsy site to keep my jewery box from getting too cluttered. I figure maybe it will halp pay for my hobby, more beads, more nights staying out of the snacks:-)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mbrodecki is my shop. Here is my evenings projects that kept me from munching last night.

  
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SPARKYCARLEY 5/24/2011 9:48PM

    I looked at your site. Love your work!

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KEEPSAKES66 3/26/2011 3:22PM

    thanks! It is so challenging to be good in the evenings- aI have to be productive or I am sunk!

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BOVEY63 3/26/2011 10:08AM

    Night time is always the biggest challenge for me as far a snacking too. I am always trying to find something to occupy my hands.

Your work is beautiful!
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CODEMAULER 3/26/2011 9:33AM

    I find that my beading and knitting tend to keep me out of the snacks, too!

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BARABOODAN1 3/25/2011 10:49PM

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BYEBYEFAT. 3/25/2011 10:46PM

    they are beautiful!

great idea!

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