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My Struggle

Friday, June 12, 2009

I've come to realize a few things these pass few weeks.

1st is that I need to stop putting everyone else before myself. I can not let let my routine suffer; I have to come first. I have to stop scheduling my life around others. I have to remember that I need to take care of myself otherwise how will I b able to continue to take care of others

2nd is that I have to have boundaries. with food, with people, with exercise

3rd there is always tomorrow. Sometimes I have to stop take stock & c what can wait till tomorrow.

4th its ok to ask for help, I don't have to do everything on my own. I m not alone in this

5th I dint gain the weight over nite & I will not lose it overnight

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DUSTYROSE1968 6/15/2009 3:19AM

    I agree you need to put your self first you're worth it.

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OAKTREE10 6/14/2009 11:24AM

    i think this is a struggle for a lot of women. i feel selfish sometimes, when i work out. although, i am happier and more relaxed and playful after i do. i know that is being a better mom and wife.

you have all the right realizations, thanks for putting them out there, for others (ME) to see and remember! emoticon

enjoy today, here (michigan) it is supposed to be beautiful!!!! but any day can be beautiful because God made it! emoticon

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W8WHITTILER 6/13/2009 1:49PM

    Marcia everyone of these are true!
You have to do what is right for matter what!
If today is not a good day to workout, then that is fine, if you want to indulge that is fine..we just have to listen to our own thoughts and not worry about others..
You are going to get through this my friend and you will all the stronger when you do!


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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/12/2009 11:45PM

    This is so true maga! Take care of yourself first, even though I know you are so caring it will be hard for you, And No this weight was not gained overnight, I wish you luck with your struggles.

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STREGGANANA 6/12/2009 11:34PM

  Sounds like a good plan.
we must take care of ourselves first. Repeat that 1000 times a day LOL.
I keep waiting to wake up and have this weight gone. we didn't plan to gain it!

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Healthy Foods

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Do you force yourself to eat healthful foods you don't like? If so, what are they and why?
I use to have to force myself to eat healthy foods; but now I want them. I was forcing myself to eat healthier foods to @ least give them a chance. I have come to realize that it does take more then eating something once to know whether or not u really like it.
I now love kiwi. I also enjoy trying new foods. Especially experimenting with cooking them.

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DUSTYROSE1968 6/11/2009 1:57AM

    I was forced to eat vegetables when growing up it did not make me like them. I have tried repeatedly to like cooked vegetables. I have always loved raw vegetables. I grew up in the 50's and 60's and vegetables were boiled. I don't like boiled vegetables. Now people roast or grill vegetables. I love roasted and grilled vegetables and I still love raw vegetables. To this day I hate boiled vegetables. My mother passed away in 2002 and she never knew that it was just boiled vegetables that I didn't like. If she could see my plate when I eat dinner I think she would cry with delight. I also think that your taste buds change as you get older. Answer to your question. No I don't force myself to eat anything I don't like.

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FITOBSESSED 6/9/2009 11:14PM

    I don't know that I have ever forced myself. One thing I had to force myself to eat when I was younger was liver-sick. I don't know if it was the liver or the way my mother cooked it, but to this day I don't like it. Other than that I love summer fruit and have my refrigerator stocked with them-especially cherries and at times I crave brussel sprouts. I have always loved healthier food. I eat it all the time. It is the junk I have to stay away from. This is why I bought all the fruits.

Keep up the good work and you are doing awesome!!

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Monday, June 08, 2009

I really dont know whats wrong with me. I m an emotional mess. I cry for no reason & no I m not PMSing. I just feel that no matter what I do I'll never b able to really get in shape. Its like I'm fighting my self constantly.
I just want to give up most of the time lately. I dont even want to get out of bed ever since I got sic a cpl of weeks ago; I just cant keep focused I dont know what I'm gonna do

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GETUPANDDOIT 6/9/2009 12:35AM

    Hang in there! You can do this!! Take stock of what's going on around you. Sometimes stress affects in ways we can't imagine.
Not so long ago my husband was going through some serious health issues. All is well now but I was freaked out then. I handled the stressful situation like a champ....until about a week after we knew he was ok. Then I had my own breakdown. I didn't think I was going to make it through that time. Eventually I figured out what was going on and worked my way through it.
Hang in there!! Find someone you trust to talk to about how you're feeling. Sometimes just facing the feelings helps. I wish I could do or say more to help you through this.
You have the power in you to know that you can do this. Keep repeating it until you believe it!

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Which area of my life is in need of moderation? EVERY PART!!!

I believe that every part of my life needs to be worked on. I have a bad habit of either over doing it or not doing enough. But I m working on it.

For example I need to realize that just cause I'm feeling good doesn't mean that I have to be she-woman. I should do some each day spread it out & then I wouldn't wind up in bed.

I also need to realize that it is okay to ask for help & to accept help. I don't have to do it all on my own.

And with the blessing of God there will be another day to do it.

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W8WHITTILER 6/4/2009 7:52AM

    Isn't it funny how we are like that..
It's like once we get going, we are invincible, but then pay for it later..
And you are so right on the asking for help..I need some change in that area as well.
One day and one step at a time..

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/3/2009 11:49PM

    How true maga!

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Celebrities & Models

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Do images of celebrities and models make you feel bad about yourself? NO
Why because I think they are all too skinny. My hubby does too. Personally I find it nasty to c peoples ribs. I was that skinny as a teen & I hated it. I was embarrassed to look like that.
I firmly believe that woman are suppose to have curves. I love to c the full-figure models; they are wonderful.
I want to lose weight & alot of it but I don't want to b skinny. I just don't want such a large mid-section. I don't want to be mistaken for being pregnant\.
Not to mention where I'm living right no if u are too small ; they wonder if u are on drugs or what kind of disease do u got.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/3/2009 11:52PM

    Yes they do make me feel bad, in fact they make my self esteem drop very low, they look so put together, with their clothes, their make-up, their looks period, It is to bad that people feel like they are not good enough and have to try to compete in looks if they want to feel like they are good looking enough, especially young girls, that think they can't eat, or have to wear a ton of make up.

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BABYCAKES1984 6/3/2009 11:31PM

    I agree with you!! Do I feel bad aout myself? NO. Do I want to lose some weight and feel better about myself? Heck yes!! Hollywood is definately imposing bad influences on our kids. They give them a false sense of a "real" woman. "Real Women" have curves...not bones sticking out. I want to be a healthy weight for me. For me, that is about 140 lbs...I will be SO happy to get there. HAPPY not skinny. Thanks for the blog!


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W8WHITTILER 6/2/2009 7:21AM

    I agree with all that about the stars and the models..and they are what is driving our young girls to be so obsessed with how they look..Hollywood can be dangerous to one's health..

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