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New Week, New Effort

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

So I am learning now more than ever, in many areas of my life, that it is all about every choice. I have a choice to make every morning when I wake up and every time I walk in the kitchen and every time my child disobeys, etc. I have a choice when I open the laptop to work or to surf mindlessly or to go to SP or to Ravelry.com or to Facebook. I have a choice.

This is a new week. My choices this week have been good with regard to food and tracking my food and water and really seeing what I am taking in and how easy it is to really stay within my goals. This week, my husband and I were made aware of just how much we have let our health slide...and now it's time to make that choice to take this new week, with new effort to change things for the better.

It has been 5 years this month that I joined SP. FIVE years that I have wasted (almost typed WAISTED!!!!). FIVE years that I could have been in shape, maybe even gotten pregnant and had that baby we have dreamed of having. FIVE years of wasting it all away under the weight and strain (not only my physical weight, but the emotional weight of stress upon my life). I have had an amazing change in my life in many ways this year, experiencing a new and fresh encounter with God and my walk with Him is at a totally different place than it has been. IT'S TIME that I have this newfound freedom in my physical life as well. It is starting with me, this week, with tracking my food and water, with spending time here on SP, and getting our fitness room set up and ready to go!

We're going to do this!!! Together! I am so excited. For the first time, maybe EVER, something has clicked. I just finished reading Lysa TerKeurst's book, "Made to Crave." It totally speaks to the heart of the issues of emotional eating and the longing we try to fill with food. What a great time to be reading this book!

So, here's to positive things. I'm moving forward, one step at a time!

  
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KICKINGIT@56 10/1/2014 11:58PM

    True, we can underutilize and waste opportunities to progress but I don't think any time is wasted. It all contributes to the learning curve and makes us the people we are today. You have proven that the past 5 years have not been wasted because you are still on the journey to a healthy lifestyle. All the best.

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Back

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I'm back. I'm trying to come back. I need to come back. WHY is this so difficult for me?

I'm here for the moment and that's what matters, isn't it? The fact that I am NOT letting go of the desire to make a change. Now if I could just MAKE the change!

  
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PHYLISSCR 2/15/2014 11:47PM

    You can do It! glad to see that your back...you're right the first step is wanting to make a change... emoticon

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Just don't know how else to describe my emotions today. emoticon

I'm so impatient with myself. Watched a documentary last night called "Hungry for Change"--have you seen it? So informative and helpful. I can totally relate to the the emotional struggle behind all of this. I must sound absolutely crazy to anyone reading because one day I'm up and one day I'm down. It changes within the course of the day, too! It's so foreign to me to think positively about myself, my body, and my emotions just get the best of me at times.

It's a spiritual struggle as well, I'm fully aware of that. If I rely on God's strength to win this battle, then the enemy doesn't like it and will fight against me each step of the way. That's what's happening here. How do I learn to keep more positive? more disciplined? more consistent? Enough of the talking and writing about it...where does the DOING it come in?!?!

It does help to pop onto SP and find an encouraging article or quote or comment. Thank you to SP, PHYLISSCR, who left me an encouraging comment this week. I'm feeling rather alone in the mental part of my battle. I have my husband and family who want to be healthy and are great sports with the food changes, and all. It's just the mental struggle that I feel like no one understands.

I think I'll go read a few articles and watch some videos for encouragement. If you're a praying person, I'd appreciate your prayers in this very spiritual battle for me. Thank you!

Blessings,
Missy

  
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LOISDESK 8/15/2013 2:23PM

    Hi Missy:
I feel your struggle...I'm feeling a lot of ups and downs myself lately. I have really been struggling with staying in my calorie range lately. Every morning I start with the best intention and then by afternoon I'm fighting the munchies and then give up. Lots of mental fighting going on. I agree it is a spiritual battle. I'll pray for you as you battle on!
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Getting Back to the Basics

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I'm a wreck. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually, etc. I need to get back to the basics and focus on all the things I can control. This means leaving the things I cannot control behind!

I can control: my diet, my use of free time, my connection with God in making more time to be with Him, my role as wife and mom in my daily life, my choice to move forward instead of backward, my reaction to stress and emotions, finding time to exercise

I cannot control: others' thoughts and attitudes and behaviors (even my children!), past choices which can't be changed, stress that is bound to come my way, changing the years and years of my life that I've not lived healthy

I'm sure there is more for both of those categories. The fact of the matter is I have wasted too much time. I started on SP in October of 2009 after my Dad passed away and I don't think I've ever fully "gotten it." It is time to really "Get it!" I'm coming up on my 4th "anniversary" of being here. emoticon I haven't accomplished most of my goals, and I've revised them time and time again. It's time to actually make it happen! emoticon It's the first day of the rest of my life. Here I go...

  
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PHYLISSCR 8/11/2013 1:30AM

    Good For You! You can do it, and our Lord can help you and I long. He knows us better than we do. Keep Strong. and don't look back.. emoticon emoticon

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Challenges

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I'm stopping by to post a few thoughts about life in my crazy zoo. I've missed SP and need to get back here more often!

I'm currently on Day 25 of a 30 day No Sweets Challenge. I had one cheat for my birthday last week (and it wasn't even that good). The biggest impact this is having for me is proving to myself that I can stick with something for 30 days. That's a healthy step in the right direction.

I just started a workout 30 day challenge as well with a Faith-based Christian workout plan, called BodyGospel. This is day 2 for me so I have a long way to go. But sticking with it for 30 days I should have some kind of results!

Most of the time, however I tend to be focused on the bigger challenge I have: the mental battle in getting healthier! I'm trying to find ways to replace some negative thoughts with more positive ones. I have been on this road so long yet have not been consistent enough to be successful. Definitely a battle for me!

Anyway, I am in a good place right now. Working on good steps and positive changes. Hopefully I'll see some physical results soon!

  
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AUNTIEANNE22 5/10/2013 3:53PM

  You have made a good start, just keep with it.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 5/10/2013 12:27PM

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ANASARI 5/8/2013 10:38PM

    You are doing great, excellent work and thank you for sharing!

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 5/8/2013 10:21PM

    I watched a sampler of Body Gospel on Youtube after reading this, it looks awesome!

You've also inspired me to do another 30-day No Sweets challenge because I've been letting them creep back in little by little, and am really struggling this week to keep the cravings under control.

So thank you for sharing this blog, I for one appreciate it!
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STUDLEEJOE 5/8/2013 6:05PM

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