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Starting over....again

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Here I am, finally decided to come back to Spark and stop being unhappy with my weight. Shopping for dress clothes made me realize enough is enough!

Three years ago I divorced and lost almost 60 pounds. Unfortunately I did not lose it the right way and gained it all back. Now I am on MY mission to lose weight, exercise, lose inches, and KEEP IT OFF!!!!

I know I have a long road ahead of me, this didn't happen overnight and won't come off overnight. Time to step up my food choices and lack of exercise.

Wish me well and kick my butt when I slack.

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AMAZINGAMY14 8/20/2013 5:19PM

    Welcome back!!!! New smaller clothes here she comes! Whoop! Whoop!Let's do this!

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WINKERDINK 8/13/2013 9:46AM

    emoticon emoticon Any time babe!
You can DO this!

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KPETSCHE 8/13/2013 3:30AM

    emoticon (welcome back, that is)

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My life and it's new direction.....

Monday, February 01, 2010

If you are a friend of mine you probably know what I have been going through these past few months. If not, the short version is:

1. My husband of 14 years has been cheating on me for the past 6 months.
2. He had both his wife and girlfriend at the same time for those 6 months.
3. He left me and the kids in Dec. only to return for 3 weeks.
4. He is living with his "girlfriend" ( I use that term girl loosely).
5. I filed for divorce last week

So, without getting into the gory details that is my life these past 2-3 months.

Before any of this happened I weighed in right around 205 (210 according to my Dr. but we all know how those scales lie!) LOL
Since Thanksgiving I have lost an enormous amount of weight. I weighed in this morning at 174.

That's not my exciting news though-I decided to go back to school and enroll in the nursing program. 2 years and I will be an RN and dependent on only myself. I have an appointment with the admissions department Tues. morning and am so excited!

Just wanted to share and send out a HUGE hi to all my Spark friends. Thank you all for your love and support throughout these past few months!

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_THEA_ 3/24/2010 1:01PM

    YAY!!!!!!!! That's wonderful!!! I know you're going to be great!!! I'm so happy for you! Keep me posted :)

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SHELLREED 3/3/2010 3:08AM

    WOW... I have been where you are my dear old friend and I am so happy to see that you are picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and making a wonderful plan for the future of yourself and your children... I am here for you if you need someone to talk to. I am in a bit of a transition myself and I love to have people to talk to.

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INCUBATOR 2/17/2010 9:35PM

    Seriously - what is with these cheating men? As horrible as this sounds, it's nice to know I am not alone - it shows me that you can go on!

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PHOTOJAN 2/4/2010 11:59AM

    Way to take charge of your life! I'm so proud of you, you will be an amazing nurse! Congrats on the weight loss, I hope you are back to eating normal. Always take care of YOU! Your children are so lucky to have you.

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RISENABOVE 2/4/2010 9:52AM

    Way to make something positive come of all the negative and struggles! Your strength and dedication shine through in all that you do and YOU are amazing! I hope that things continue to get easier and that you find peace in all that makes you happy! You deserve the best of life! HUGS!!!

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AMAZINGAMY14 2/3/2010 3:26PM

    I am so proud of you and you will be a great nurse just like you are a great mom.

Love ya tuts!

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RUNNINGMAMA4 2/3/2010 12:33PM

    ANNE you know i Love girl !

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    Sorry to hear about the husband issues. Been there, done that. Eventually it will get better. But the fact that you are still losing weight with that going on, great job!!

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ANG76H 2/3/2010 12:10PM

  Anne you are so strong & I know God will do what He promised & bring you & kids through this difficult time. Speaking from experience, you will be even stronger! ;) Thanks for being my friend. I know you know I am here for you.

The nursing thing is amazing! I was in nursing school when I went through my divorce...ran out of $ & quit. I wish I hadn't now.

You really do amaze & inspire me! Hugs!

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~MAGICKHAPNS~ 2/2/2010 3:25PM

    emoticon The best thing you can do is move forward! I'm very proud of you for your courage! I've been there, done that and knowing I was going to be able to have a career and support myself and kids was the best gift I could ever give myself. You go girl! You will be a wonderful nurse! We all miss you and love you lots in the Forest! emoticon

)) -::-
. Pixie.))
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-::-for you!

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WINKERDINK 2/2/2010 3:12PM

    I am so proud of you, honey! You're going to make a great nurse! I'm so excited for you to have this to look forward to.

We miss you in the Forest, please keep stopping by! emoticon

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KIKI25GRACE 2/2/2010 2:49PM

    FYI You rock! And your info is completely wrong ... you are not average or ordinary ... you are extraordinary and an amazing friend. You are SO SO SO loved and looked up to that I hope you can feel it coming from the Forest everyday. I am so happy for you that you are deciding to pursue a career in Nursing, that is JUST where someone with your talents and dedication to others needs to be. Much love to you lady!

~ K

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DALMOMOF3 2/1/2010 4:55PM

    Good for you, i am going through something similar, found a text on his cell phone, turns out there were three thousand of them to this woman over the last year. I am proud of you for sticking up for yourself, i myself am at an impasee, told him i was done but he wont leave at the moment. Good for you, now it is your time, take care of yourself!!! Put your needs first, there is a whole new world waiting out there, good luck with the nursing thing

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Fat blob

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So, ever have one of those days where you feel like a fat blob? That was me yesterday! I sat (literally) for 5 hours sewing curtains for my MIL (only to find out she wasn't going to come get them until Friday!). All day I kept feeling like a blob. My jeans didn't feel right, my shirt was too tight, my bra was crunching me, etc. Name it, and it didn't feel right.
I went to bed last night thinking what I need to do.
Simple-get off my duff and exercise!
This illness through my house gave me the excuse I was looking for to not exercise-seriously, who has time when taking care of 2 sick kids, a sick husband and a dog with the squirts?

I guess it's time to not find that excuse and comfort zone anymore. Time to get out of my comfort and sweat.

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SLIMMINJENN 12/11/2009 4:30PM

    I think we all get in these moods. Hope things get better for you soon. We'll just have to help motivate each other. Good luck! emoticon

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AMAZINGAMY14 11/11/2009 3:02PM

    Bubbles,bubbles bubbles. Where are you? Come on you can do it! No more excuses! Lets kick the fat blob to the curb once and for all...together.

I know how you feel because I feel that way right now. I ate too much for lunch and my muffin top over my pants is showing. Why do we do it to ourselves?

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YO~YOLANDA 11/10/2009 9:34PM

    Do I hear a Call for Motivation?!?!?! Duh-Duh-Duh...Here I come to Kick your Butt!!! Err...Uh...I mean Motivate you!!! =D All it takes are baby Steps...One leads to another and another...Don't try to do too much too fast or you will either not enjoy yourself...or burn out...Slow and steady...1 healthy Choice at a time. Start off with something simple like an extra glass of water...feeling Motivated then move onto some strength moves during potty wall-push-ups or maybe some jumping jacks...Maybe add a fruit or veggie...take your vitamins...BLOG (like you just did) All of your Actions will add-up and eventually you may find yourself right back on track...The Very important thing to keep in you Did not are back and you are holding yourself accountable...Now you Go Gurl!!! Remember to MAKE YOU A PRIORITY EVERYDAY!

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DOLLYBABE57 11/10/2009 8:26PM

    I fell that way all the time. You are right its time for me also to get going. We can do it

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SHEILAHOPE 11/10/2009 1:39PM

    I have felt like a fat blob. Sometimes we need to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. You can push yourself! Let's move it and groove it!

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BOUDINETTE 11/10/2009 10:46AM

    you can do it! emoticon

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Why? Excuses? No more!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I have been on this stupid roller coaster for the past year. Lose and gain the same 5-10 lbs. I am so tired of it! So tired of my weigh in day coming, feeling excited to see a good number and then BAM! Same lb. up or down. I am tired.

Time to get off my ass and do something positive for myself. Time to REALLY sweat. Time to get the old me back that I know at one point in my life I did love. Time to make my family proud of the hard work Mom is doing. Time to quit making excuses! Time to throw in the towel and show my body who is boss. That time is Now.

I have found it is so easy to join one group after another looking for that magic to happen and it doesn't. Next thing I know, I have spent hours on this site. It is a wonderful site but if I want to see results, I need to focus on me and not the computer.

I have written it here, now is time to DO IT!

No more excuses!
No half ars workouts!
No "I'll do it tomorrow" attitudes!


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PHOTOJAN 11/10/2009 10:57AM

    Everything you said sounds soooo familiar! Thank you for you motivation and determination! You are such a strong and positive force. Lets do this! emoticon

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~MAGICKHAPNS~ 11/3/2009 8:23PM

    emoticon Anne, way to get in control! You CAN do it!!!

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RISENABOVE 11/3/2009 5:11PM

    Dont' know how I missed this one, but you ARE going to do it, and NOW is the time! Make it happen!!!

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MABELL1WFTX 10/29/2009 1:10PM

    When is it time ******** Time is NOW!!!!!

You can meet that time. Set your small goals and shoot for them NOW. emoticon

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DHOLLOWAY60 10/28/2009 6:11PM

    Great advice "Lets Do It"

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WINKERDINK 10/28/2009 4:38PM

    You can do this Lou! emoticon

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6-12-09...the day my life forever changed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Friday June 12th was supposed to be the beginning of a glorious weekend for my family. My husband, myself and my kids were returning from a week long vacation to Wisconsin and headed to Arkansas for my family reunion at my Dad's house. My brother's were coming in from all over-Omaha, Missouri, Washington DC. We had all made it there and had dinner and were waiting on one brother (Dave) who was riding his motorcycle in from Omaha and was 45 min. away waiting out the rain. He called and left a message at 5:30 saying he would be on his way when the rain let up.
At 10:05 my nephew from Conn. called to ask if Dave had made it. He had the Arkansas State Troopers on his other phone telling him Dave had been in a head on collision and was killed. After running to the hospital to talk to the troopers and then the coroner, we ID'd the body and our lives changed from that point on.
What an absolute senseless thing to happen! A stupid man decided to get so drunk he couldn't see and then drive. After crossing 5 lanes of traffic he collided head on with my brother 10 minutes from my Dad's house where we all sat. Ironically he was released from the hospital yesterday and we are now heading to Omaha to bury my brother.

Life sucks.
Life is unfair.

Please keep all of my family (I have 6 remaining brothers and both parents, many nieces and nephews) in your prayers and thoughts.

I have been struggling day to day since Friday and hoped sitting down and writing this blog would help heal my heart some. Please understand the purpose of this entry-it's more for me and my healing than anything else.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 8/23/2009 11:09PM

    I am sorry for your loss. That is so sad and sensless. May God bless your family and may you continue to hold on to your memories.

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_THEA_ 7/29/2009 8:40AM

    Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope with the passing time that your "heart heals" and you can cherish the memories of the times you spend with your brother. emoticon

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AMAZINGAMY14 6/19/2009 12:47PM

    So sorry you have to go through this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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TREASURE_77 6/19/2009 12:10AM

    I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Your blog broke my heart. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
God Bless, Ida

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RALKINGCHICK 6/17/2009 10:29AM

    Your family is in my prayers. Words are inadequate right now. I hope this blog helped you find some peace in your heart. Hold your family close. God bless.

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SALDRU 6/16/2009 10:41PM

    Oh my, I am so sorry. You family is in my thoughts.

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ZEESPARROW 6/16/2009 10:17PM

    Life is unfair.

My condolences. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

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_MSAPRIL17_ 6/16/2009 9:21PM

    I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers. What a tragic story and I wish your family peace right now.


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MALCONTENTION 6/16/2009 9:13PM

    What a horrible tragedy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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CONSTANCELG 6/16/2009 9:10PM

    You and your family will be in my prayers. I lost my brother 2.24.09 in exactly 8 days he went from being healthy to being gone due to a brain tumor that took his life. It is so unbelievable when we loose loved ones, especially when they are so young. My brother was only 52. Life is uncertain, we have to absolutely live every moment to the fullest and say "I love you" often.

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FAIRY74 6/16/2009 9:03PM

    So Sorry for your loss.

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BLAN163 6/16/2009 9:02PM

    I'm so sorry about your brother and I will be praying for your family.

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JEM0622 6/16/2009 9:01PM

    I am so very sorry. Many condolences and prayers. emoticon


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