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3 things that are interfering with me reaching my goal and a possible solution for each.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

1- Being an adoptive parent
2- Having a food addiction
3- Money

Learning to not take it personal that your adopted children are always wishing they were somewhere else.

I suppose I could get counseling but, I would rather learning to replace my binges with fruit and veggie binging instead!

Money is a huge cause of anxiety for me. Even if I am doing well I worry about the future and the what ifs. Maybe I should start volunteering at a homeless shelter?

  
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WONDERGALE 2/6/2008 12:40PM

    Mrs. Honeycomb, your children are just like many other teenagers. Whenever they don't get their way, they wish they were somewhere else. I can't tell you how many times I heard my sons say "so and so's mom does it like this or let's my friend do this. I wish I didn't live here." My fiancÚs daughter is past grown and she still says "I wish I didn't have to live here." My fiancÚ just tells her she doesn't, move. Your children probably will not appreciate what you have done until they have children of their own or until they have to live on their own. So yes, please learn not to take it personal.
I'm a worrier too. My fiancÚ always tell me that I spend so much time worrying about what may or may not happen that I can't take the time to enjoy what is happening.
Try not to worry so much. Maybe the food addiction is a result of the worrying.


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SKINNYSOON13 2/5/2008 5:22PM

    I always had a "difficult relationship" with money, and about 10 years ago my hubby and I did some marriage counseling, which turned into "me" counseling :-). One of the BIG things I got out of it was learning to think about money differently. I wish I could remember the name of the book.

I also learned to deal with "boredom" (ongoing lesson...). I have a VERY difficult time sitting still, and we discovered I had a "fear of boredom" which is actually the #1 fear of most people. It makes people uncomfortable, so they feel like the have to "do". I know it is what drives me to eat MANY times - more often then stress or anxiety (which is usually tied to boredom and over thinking and not letting things go).

None of this may relate to you, but maybe by learning my struggles, you can see yourself in them, or find similiarities?

The kids - that's a tough one. I know you adopted them when they were older, and maybe they've forgotten what life was like before you took them in. I like what everyone else said - possibly finding a support group. Just to know you're not alone. Your girls are at a tough age, and you've had a lot of attention lately. They may be jealous.

I think the most important thing to remember is you can only do as much as you can do. You've done fantastic this year, and you've been so focused! Sometimes after a BIG running streak and great success we tend to sabotage ourselves. We start to look for faults.

Just keep going - don't give up!

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AHAYES06 2/4/2008 12:35PM

    You have accomplished so much girl!Keep that in mind.

Remember, kids don't know how special their parents really are until they aren't kids anymore. I know how tough it is, I have two step kids that will always think that I am NOT their mom. But when they are adults and succeeding in life (hopefully) they will remember that we helped them acheive that success and they will love us for it.

Money isn't everything even if it seems like it is and eventually everything works out. I can't tell you how many times I've attempted to create a budget.....OY!
Hang in there! You have so much to be proud and happy about!


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REDCHICK5 2/4/2008 7:27AM

    Your kids love you, and one day they will appreciate everything you have done for them!! :) But yeah, a support group sounds like a great idea! are there any in your area?
make sure you're surrounded by healthy food - don't buy anything you know you shouldn't eat! and hopefully the binges will turn to healthy ones! :)
Good luck! and you know there's always support here if you need it!!! us bees love to support! :)
love you. Keep your chin up!
Jen xxx

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THENEWKAREN 2/4/2008 12:44AM

    Don't worry so much about money. Go to the library and check out Dave Ramsey's book, "Total Money Make Over". If they don't have it in read any of his books, they are all great...he will teach you how to get the money thig under control and not worry about it anymore.

My kids are not adopted and I can't tell you how many times they have told us they hate us or that we are mean...they know we aren't so bad and if given thwe chance I doubt they'd trade us in for new parents. I think they ALL go thru that no matter what, I know I did as a kid too.

Food must be the hardest addiction since we can't quit it totally!

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JRGRACEY1 2/3/2008 1:59PM

    I got one of those emails this week where you answer questions - one of those "get to know you" type emails that you send out to all of your friends. One of the questions was "what is your greatest fears?" Most of my friends wrote spiders, mice, falling, etc... I wrote "financial ruin". I get so worried about money sometimes that I can't sleep. What is weird is that 2007 was our highest income ever and I don't even work outside the home. I am with you on the money and security issue.

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WANDAH3 2/3/2008 10:26AM

    Just wondering if there is a support group for adoptive parents in your area. You might find that helpful also.

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435 Days

Monday, January 28, 2008

I did it I did it I won a Bumper Sticker and it only took me 435 times spinning the wheel.

Woo hoo

  
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ETGRIP 1/31/2008 3:12PM

    That is sooo funny, I have won like five bumper stickers, I want the Tee Shirt. LOL

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JRGRACEY1 1/30/2008 7:01PM

    Kristi - When are you going to blog about the Ellen experience? I would love to hear about it. Jane

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NORTHERNGIRL40 1/30/2008 9:59AM

    You deserve it. Who else is better qualified to be toting a SP bumper sticker than you? LOL. Show it off with pride.

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MICHELLEBLUEIEZ 1/29/2008 11:46PM

    Congrats Linda! it's been so long since I've seen a prize on my wheel!

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WONDERGALE 1/29/2008 9:16AM

    Great! I haven't seen a bumper sticker on the wheel. Let alone win one.

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BLUEFISH2 1/28/2008 7:46PM

    Congrats. I finally got one after a year too!

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JOYELYSE 1/28/2008 3:34PM

    I try and try, but no. Congrats!

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SKINNYSOON13 1/28/2008 10:53AM

    I'm soooo jealous! But I'm even MORE jealous that you won a T-SHIRT! I had big plans last year for any t-shirt I won, but I never won! boohoo! I was going to get iron-on letters or something and put WATCH ME LOSE 100 IN '07 and then my sparkname, and wear it everytime I worked out. Good thing I didn't win one, because I would have had to cross off my name and put YOURS! :-)

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BAYCORNER 1/28/2008 10:45AM

    Congratulations.

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Holiday Weight is gone!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Holiday Weight is gone and I'm ready to move on. I am at 159 as of this morning which is a .6 loss for me since the Sunday before Christmas.

My goal for this year is to lose 37 more pounds this year.
I would like to lose 1 a week but, as long as I'm moving in the right direction I'm GREAT!

See ya next week,
Honeycomb

  
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ETGRIP 1/23/2008 8:38AM

    Way to go!

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IWANT2LOVEME4ME 1/22/2008 2:28PM

    way to go!

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250STRONG 1/22/2008 12:23PM

    Good work girl!

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JOYELYSE 1/21/2008 9:10AM

    That's excellent! I'm glad to see you are still chugging along so well. Just 3 more months, and I'll be back to joining you. (Well, maybe 4, gotta recover from birth too.)

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WASATCH84032 1/20/2008 7:20PM

    woo-hoo! Way to go. It didn't take very long to get rid of that holiday weight, either!!!

~wren

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FITLIKENIC 1/20/2008 5:12PM

    Well Done! This is why you motivate me, never give up is what I think when I visit your page!

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SKINNYSOON13 1/20/2008 3:55PM

    Congrats on getting back to your last low point - I'm trying to do the same thing. :-)

I think one pound a week i8s a great goal, and I'm sure you'll surpass it many weeks. :-)

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ALBERTAPROUD 1/20/2008 3:03PM

    And that's why you're successful - you just keep at it - well done!~
Karen

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WANDAH3 1/20/2008 10:45AM

    Congratulations on accomplishing the weight elimination. You are moving forward.
Wanda

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HHAMLING 1/20/2008 10:29AM

    Thats awesome consistancy is the key, way to go!

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People #3

Friday, January 11, 2008


  
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ALBERTAPROUD 1/13/2008 3:31PM

    Kristi - I was standing in line at WalMart last night and picked up People to glance at - what a wonderful surprise!!!!
It's a terrific article, and you look fabulous!!!
Needless to say, I bought the magazine.
Karen

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KATRINIA17 1/13/2008 12:14AM

    I need to go and grab this and read it! Congrats and thanks for posting!

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LILCHILDE 1/12/2008 3:09AM

    Kristi...will you and Fruity sign my issue when I get it?? LOL This is wonderful...I can't wait to tell my sis about this...she's gonna flip!!

Jeanne

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People #2

Friday, January 11, 2008


  
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JIBBIE49 1/27/2008 12:02AM

    I wrote to "Ellen" and told her she should have Chris the Founder of SparkPeople on her show to tell how he started SP. That is a "story".

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PRINCESSNURSE 1/12/2008 5:06AM

    Wow! You look great! I have follwed your story on your spark page. You are a great inspiration. I am going to buy this issue and check it out :)

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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/11/2008 9:38PM

    I've lost 11 pound and 4 inches off my waist since this photo. I was wearing as size 14 at the shoot and now I'm in an 11!

Yea me!

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