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Achilles Tendon Rapture Surgery Finally

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I ruptured my Achilles tendon while jump roping in Belize on January 15th, 2012 and yesterday February 8th, 2012 I finally had the surgery. I had to go through a battery of test because of a leaky heart valve and a murmur. I was scared of the anesthesia because I was scared something could go wrong. Thank God all is well and yes I do have pain but I also have pain killers. Now let the healing begin and I can resume my physical activities.


Emotional Eating

Sunday, February 05, 2012

How does one put a stop to emotional eating?
How does one realize they are eating to satisfy an emotional need or desire?
Why for some people they cannot eat when they are experiencing some emotional situation while others will eat as much as they can?

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DOROTHY592 2/5/2012 2:57PM

    Wow good for you. Impressive!

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
¯ Albert Einstein

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GAZGINA 2/5/2012 1:05PM

    I've recently decided to combat my emotional eating myself. It's a hard thing to do, but once accomplished it feels amazing! I just did it at work on Wednesday (see my blog at
epu=true) by creating a calm, quiet space and clearing my head of the junk that was getting to me.

Figuring out the pattern and triggers of emotional eating is the easy part. If you have trouble remembering what did trigger you, a journal might be a good tool for you. For me work stress ALWAYS does it. I could always tell when I was eating emotionally because I seemed to compulsively eat or drink bad things that were loaded with calories and fat in large quantities. I would do this even when I wasn't hungry. This is a good article on it:

Good luck!

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DSBRIDE 2/5/2012 12:59PM

    We all deal with emotional eating and usually that is what got us into this position in the first place. Food was comfort with no judgement. As soon as you start to lose some weight, you become more confident and can handle things better. As time goes by, the emotional eating gets better and farther apart. Everyday you learn more and more how to handle it and one day, you discover what works for you. Give it time, don't stop trying and you will succeed! Have faith, it does work!

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LADYJAKE1 2/5/2012 12:49PM

    I had a light bulb moment one day. I was having issues with my husband and was also 257lbs and getting bigger. To make a long story short, I caught myself standing at the pantry shoving chocolate chips in my mouth, literally by the handful....for the first time I realized what I was doing.

It did take about 6 more months but he got help and things got better and I was able to lose 100lbs, I did it with low carb, I had to walk away from all the white things though. It has been since 2004 and I am still doing well.

Finding what works for you and not having the trigger foods in your house is key to success.

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Love Thyself

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I hear this kind of talk all the time. You have to love yourself or else you cannot love others. I am not sure what loving oneself means. If not wanting to get hurt or ill or only want the best for oneself is loving oneself then I think we all love ourselves. How do we know we love ourselves beyond all this? Not sure. I would welcome any thoughts or ideas on the subject.


Pick Your Self Up- brush it off and Start New Today

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Saga continues regarding getting clearance for the surgery on my Achilles tendon. Now I have to do an eccocardiogram on Monday therefore, I have to reschedule the date of the surgery once again. I have to just keep believing all this is happening for a reason. I had to get blood work done,chest Xrays, EKG and now and Eco. All good. Just want to get this surgery done so the healing process can begin.


Lemonade from Lemons

Monday, January 30, 2012

I am sitting here contemplating this surgery on my achilles tendon which I expect to get done this week. I am trying to think of this in a positive way. One positive thing is that I am getting some vital test like chest XRAYS, EKG, blood work etc. I will make sure that while I wait for the healing process I will eat healthy. I am complying all the data I will need and Sparkpeople is my main source.

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MAGS56 1/30/2012 3:22PM

    Thanks TXGrandma. I appreciate your response. How are you doing? emoticon

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