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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Well the crazies won out and I ended up at the doctor. That was a good thing, we changed my thyroid meds. This new medication is totally different it has better stability. I have my energy back, i have put my exercise on a schedule , i gave up all caffeine. So that means no soda, tea or coffee, only water and some herbal teas. I feel so much clearer. The weight loss is slow but the new found energy is well worth it! emoticon


crushing feelings

Monday, March 18, 2013

I am having such a hard time getting motivated and staying that way. It is not like I don't want to do this, just something keeps me away from the daily schedule I have to keep to do this. Last week I worked overtime multiple days, we had a social obligation on Friday, Saturday I didn't feel quite right have not been able to fight that feeling for days know. I can be a giant hypercondriac so I can give myself pretty much any disease you can look up. I have to be real careful about that. When that happens it can take a trip to the doctor to calm the crazies. I am trying to get over this episode by writing about it. Lets see if it helps. emoticon

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NEW-PAMELA-BERG 3/18/2013 12:13PM

    I agree with the suggestions of making a list. I have a mental checklist even for showering, I start with my hair and work my way down to washing my feet. You would not believe the number of times I stepped out of the shower and had forgotten to wash my hair or shave my legs. Sometimes even the "simple things" can use a checklist (even if it is mental, not written). I also have "phone, keys, wallet" ingrained before I step out of the house. I hate when I get somewhere and realize I don't have my wallet or my list is on the phone. Best wishes for finding what works for you. emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 3/18/2013 11:23AM

    I, too am a list-,mater.. I forget due to fibromyalgia and lists keep me on track.

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BLINGANDBOWS27 3/18/2013 10:59AM

    One of my biggest issues with myself is how forgetful I can be. I am always running late or forgetting something. I found something to help me and you might want to try it too. It's going to sound ridiculous and I would diiiiiiiiie of embarassment if anyone found my list but it has simple things listed of stuff I need to do:

1.) wake up no later than 6:30
2.) brush teeth and wash face
3.) make up and hair
4.) take out chicken for dinner
5.) work
6.) lunch: sandwich , fruit, cottage cheese
7.) call nuggets doctor for physical
8.) finish work, pick up milk
9.) pick up kids at afterschool
10.) dinner
11.) 1 hour workout: legs, 30 minutes cardio

this all sounds ridiculous but the list goes on and on. I have to do this EVERYDAY so i dont forget things. sometimes I write times down if my day is over the top crazy. I am so afraid to forget something and when I do I get upset and binge on something I shouldn't eat because I let the stress get to me. I hope you find something that works for you. I know worrying about your health can drive you crazy. Maybe by not scheduling the time to think about things that may be ailing you it'll help keep your mind at ease or only allotting yourself 30minutes a day to work on something that's hurting you or reaserching it.

Hope this helps in some way....

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MICHELLE2343 3/18/2013 10:54AM

    When I don't feel motivated I read the motivation articles or look at blogs that post people's success stories. emoticon

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Here we go

Monday, February 25, 2013

Well back in August of 2011 I started this program, I did so well with the tracking and the exercising that I lost 30 pounds. I do not know what happened next , however I stopped exercising. Then I stopped tracking. Oh no I started drinking soda again. I have put back on all except 8 pounds.
This is the only part of the program I really did not partake in. I thought about writing every time we (my husband & I) were hiking. I thought I about how I could write about how freeing this had become, ( I never hiked before sparkpeople) how we would pick new trails and see new parts of the state. I started following park groups on my facebook to know when the next challenge was going to be. I still follow them and I still hike , but not as much as I did or want to do again. This is why I started writing, maybe by writing it down I will see the pattern . Prevent a pit fall and actually succeed.
So here we go again! I have started with the most basic of goals ..drink the water. emoticon