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Well that last motivational streak didn't last long? :(

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

But I'm hoping this one will. Actually it's all starting I think by the fact that my husband is gone on training for a month and a half. So I set up a challenge for myself.
How much weight can I lose safely in one month. How many inches can I lose.
I know I've gained weight recently. I can feel it. It's amazing how sometimes stress can do good things and more times that not it can do really super bad things!
Still though, I'm trying to forget all that. Instead I'm thinking ahead.
I'm thinking ahead to tonight, when while making dinner I'm going to attempt to do Tai Chi with my son.
Then after dinner, I've got to cut up and cook some of the ingredients for tomorrow nights dinner. Then bath time for Nick.
Then prepare all my workout required items upstairs. Shoes, check. Socks, check. IPOD, check. Water bottle that has not been used by my sick little boy, uh check.
I have to do this! I have to get started! I can't affordto get sick now that I'm a single Mommy again! I HAVE GOT TO GET HEALTHY!
If not for my sake, for my husband and sons sake.

  
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DRAGONWOLF 6/26/2008 10:43AM

    Mom is right, now if it were only easy to organize lol. MDS you will do great, we are behind you cheering you on; beside your to lend support; and some are a head to show us the way. Someone pointed me in the direction of "Flylady" I am just starting to use her methods or at least her ideas, but some people swear by her. I'll post a link on the Sims Game Team for you.

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L*I*T*A* 6/25/2008 10:51PM

    we are all wishing you well.................you can do this.................beleive you can............and you will............................so what are you waiting for????!!!!
blessings and hugs.......lita

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MOMRITZ 6/25/2008 5:26PM

    ya know we are pulling for you. Every day is a new day and a fresh start. Take that big deep breath and the next step forward.

Stress is monster! It really gets me especially with FMS. I have managed to get myself NEARLY to a place where I try and control the only thing I can and that's how I react to situations. I am getting better at it but I've still have a long road ahead.

Getting organized is definitely a move in the right direction. I have (had) been a by the seat of my pants kinda gal for many years. I now just LOVE having my environment and things to do organized and ready to go when I am.

You are doing great! Keep up the good thoughts and focus.



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Sometimes extreme stress can jar you out of the ordinary

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

And into the extraordinary!
A personal thing happened in my life that some here may know about that somehow got me out of my rut and into actually getting motivated. Now to stay that way.
This morning's workout was amazing and yet emotional. I've always really gotten into music that I work out to and this morning was no exception.
It felt awesome to let go of some of the anger, stress, tension, depression I drag every day on my shoulders.
Now I just gotta keep it up!

  
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L*I*T*A* 5/20/2008 11:57PM

    way to go.............keep on..............keep on..............blessings and hugs.............lita

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Stress is not good!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Have you ever had pounding headaches; a hard time sleeping; adrenaline coursing through your veins all day long; feeling breathless; etc? Well that's been life for me lately.
I really need some down time. I know! I could go on another cruise again!
Hee hee!
Well that won't be happening for some time since my DH will be deploying soon.
I constantly feel like I'm in the movie Ben Hur and the guy down where the slaves are is yelling at the top of his lungs (and in my ear) RAMMING SPEED! All with the music and all.
I'm so tired.

  
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L*I*T*A* 5/16/2008 11:34PM

    you have a lot of stress in your life right now...............so sorry this has happened to you............it is no fun to say the least...........sending you positive thoughts and prayers...............hoping things will improve..........soon..............
blessings and hugs...............lita

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ZENA695 5/16/2008 7:17PM

    I'm sorry you're feeling so miserable. I hope the tide changes soon. Take good care of yourself! emoticon

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Sleep is a wonderful thing

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I intended to write this yesterday but I never found the time. Now I have a few spare minutes to sit before having to start up again with cleaning the house, doing chores, etc.
I woke up yesterday morning feeling great. Amazingly enough, I slept like the dead Friday night. It felt wonderful!
Saturday I was so energized that I managed to actually run with my son, Nick, first to Fred Meyers where I picked up some paint, a few herbs (live plants) and a very pretty bird feeder. Then I went to the greenhouse and picked up some summer squash plants, more herbs, loads and loads of strawberry plants, and some cucumber plants. (I'm going to attempt pickling cucumbers this year! I've never done that before. I've canned tomatoes, tomato and squash combo and I've made homemade jams and jellies from herbs and fruits that I've picked. This will be new for me. Hopefully I get a good crop.
So then I got home, quickly cleaned up, got Nick fed and then put him to bed. Then I transplanted all the plants, cleaned up the deck, cleaned up inside and did 3 loads of laundry.
By the time dinner time rolled around I was EXHAUSTED all over again. My knees were swollen and I was limping around like a old lady. Why do I do this to myself?
I get rested and then I use up all my energy on running non stop. An even bigger question is why does it seem like there is always something that needs to be cleaned in our house, something needs to be picked up, something that needs to be fixed.
As I accomplish things on my list the list just always seems to grow. Why is that?
Well I really got off on a tangent there didn't I? I meant to write about how lovely it is to get a full 8 hours of sleep and then I start off on this bit about how long my to do list is. :)

  
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L*I*T*A* 5/13/2008 12:07AM

    sure hope your knees are doing better today..............i agree about getting 8 hours of sleep.................it is wonderful when you can get it...............have a great week..................blessings and hugs................lita

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Gotta get moving

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I swear, ever since the Swimsuit Boot Camp started it seems like everything gets thrown in my path to stop me from working out. I've been good somewhat with my eating but I haven't done cardio or weight lifting at all recently. Ugggh.
Tonight I have a military meeting to go to at 630pm and by the time I get home tonight I'll be utterly exhausted.
Lately I've been sleeping horribly so I end up waking up each morning feeling groggy, exhausted, and just simply depressed. It takes a supreme force of will for me to just get up and out of bed.
As it stands right now it's 1240pm here, right after lunch time, and I'm so tired I could literally fall asleep at my desk.

Is it stress I wonder? If so what could be stressing me out? My husbands parents are visiting soon but I don't think that is causing me to totally freak out. It seems like the things that are stressing me out are more of the day to day things. And the fact that my husband will be deploying soon again doesn't help. I constantly hear a clock ticking in my ear. A year ago I could hear it but not as loud as now.

Honestly I know deep in my heart that if I just work out, the stress will melt away. It always does. Last week Friday reminded me of that when I went to the gym and participated in the Pace class.
By the way I still get the runners high. Love that!

  
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TAKNANGEL 5/9/2008 12:08PM

    I have a daughter in the Army and I understand the stress associated to the word deployment. I think that adds more than we realize and I am sure it is harder when it is your partner, your soul mate. You take care of you first, you need to make sure you are getting the proper rest, that will help bunches. Perhaps consult a doc and see if they can prescribe something to help you rest better. I am sure that sleep alone will help immensely. Hang in there hun we are all here for!!

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L*I*T*A* 5/8/2008 10:49PM

    you are going through a lot of stress at the moment............................y
ou need to take care of you first...................

Per
severance is not a long race:
it is many short races, one after another.
-- Walter Elliot

That is the only way we will lose weight and keep it off...by running many short races...one right after another...there are times, we may need to rest..but they we get back up and start the race again...

have a wonderful day on sunday as we celebrate" mother's day"a day for all women................blessings and hugs..............lita



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