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Starting over

Monday, June 10, 2013

For the past 6 months my life has been one chaotic mess! It began with an unfortunate incident, which left me with a choice: stay with my husband or keep my children. It wasn't even really a choice...I chose my kids and filed for divorce.

Then began the heart breaking process of putting my life back together. With all of those changes, I felt worse and worse and found myself "feeding my emotions". I was down to 198lbs in Dec. 2012 and I have managed to eat my way back up to 236.6. YIKES!

Not all of the changes have been all bad though. Some of them are a bitter sweet combination, like my 16 year old son becoming a father. I'm not happy that he chose to become a father at such a young age, but the baby is such a sweetie that I can't help to love him.

I have also begun seeing someone new. We have been friends for over 20 years and he has been one of my biggest supporters since all of this chaos began.

So with all that said, I am back to begin my weight loss journey anew. I'm not nearly as heavy when I started the last time and my diabetes is still in control, but I know that things will get worse if I don't get control of them now. Wish me luck...i think I'm going to need it! emoticon

  
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68ANNE 6/10/2013 9:34PM

    So glad you are back. Life sometimes have a way of slapping you and then seeing what you do. You are gaining control and getting on track.
Missed you!

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AUSTRALIA55 6/10/2013 7:56PM

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LJCANNON 6/10/2013 7:44PM

    emoticon Welcome Back, and Congratulations on the Grand Baby!! He is Precious!!

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ARNETTELEE 6/10/2013 7:41PM

  Wishing you luck with your new choices.

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"One"-derland

Sunday, November 18, 2012

For the past few weeks I have been hovering just above the one hundreds mark, waiting there with baited breath. I hadn't been this close in over 16 years. I remember being so excited less than a year ago, when I had finally hit the two hundreds mark. Then today, when I hopped on my scale it read 198.2! I gave a little victory squeak and threw my hands up in the air, scaring the bejeezus out of my 6 year old! He didn't see what all the fuss was about...He calmly informed me that he was still smaller than me. Then he shrugged and went back to his game...kids! I know that my fellow Sparkers will be able to appreciate the enormity of this goal. I am SO happy, excited, over joyed, thrilled, ecstatic...I could go on forever, but I think you get the point! I want to shoot it out to the world! I am finally back in ONE-derland!!! I'm off to go do my happy dance!
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MDKM80 11/21/2012 9:31AM

    That is amazing I'm so very happy for you!!!!!! Keep up the amazing work!!!!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/18/2012 9:41PM

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68ANNE 11/18/2012 9:14PM

    Happy, happy, happy dance away. You deserve it!

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Welcome to one-der-land !!

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BABBINA 11/18/2012 11:45AM

    Yeeeesss!! Wow that is so inspiring!!! I can totally relate, thanks for sharing!!! :D emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AJB121299 11/18/2012 11:17AM

    congrats

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TONYA46 11/18/2012 11:15AM

    Hello Diva,

Yes, that is ONE-DER-FUL...........your journey has and is still paying off, congratulations on your loss.............

I had to laugh about what your kid said, don't they say the damndest things, but you just gotta love'em....one day you will be able to go back when he's older and tell him about it with a smile on your face............keep up the good work and just "keep it movin.......keep it movin"..............KEEP SPARK'N DIVA.......

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NUMD97 11/18/2012 11:15AM

    Found you following my own feed. That is just TERRIFIC! What you have accomplished just shows what one can do when one puts one's mind to a task. You have every reason to feel proud. You have come incredibly far.

I wish you all the best as you continue on your journey to better health.

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BRANDNEWME78 11/18/2012 11:14AM

    All your hard work is paying off!! Congrats on hitting a goal you've been working so hard for!! emoticon emoticon

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JESSICA_STULTZ 11/18/2012 11:09AM

    That is ONEDERFUL! I'm going to be honest.. I just hit this goal last week, and I didn't even realize it was going to be such a HUGE feeling of achievement. I'm sure you are overwhelmed with happiness (which you should be.) I'm excited for you!
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PJBONARRIGO 11/18/2012 11:07AM

    Woo Hoo! Great for you! A small squeak? Roar girl, roar! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Congrats!
Aren't kids funny LOL

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GOPINTOS 11/18/2012 11:06AM

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Time to get back on track

Sunday, November 04, 2012

The past few weeks have been rough, so I decided to just let myself have a break. I have been nursing a bad sprain, which just did not want to heal. My internet hasn't been working, either. I was just stressed out and it lead me to being depressed, which is always a battle for me. So I took a week off...no exercise, no food tracking, nada and now it's time for me to get back on track with everything! The pity-party is over now and I am ready to go! I can do this!!! emoticon

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/7/2012 9:47PM

    welcome back. It is getting to be that time of year where we all sort of lose touch due to many reasons all holidays related. Come January everyone sort of confesses, emoticon Hey life is good and we need to enjoy it , right? Still it is always good to come back to the routine that keeps us reaching our goals.

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68ANNE 11/5/2012 4:28PM

    Taking breaks are ok but I am sure glad to see you are back!

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Sometimes just a little break helps a bunch!
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JENAE954 11/4/2012 3:52PM

  Together we can reach our goals. emoticon

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MANILUS 11/4/2012 3:02PM

    Yes you CAN! Go for it girl!

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Progress

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I've been feeling blue lately. The injury to my ankle has restricted my activity and it is taking a toll on me. Yes I'm still doing my best to still workout and eat right, but walking the trail beats chair exercises any day. So in my boredom and pitty partying, I decided it was once again time to do a picture recap of the progress that I have made. Without further ado, here they are:

This one was the only picture that I have in a "full" length shot. It was from 2007 and not my heaviest, but pretty darn close.

This one is from about 1 month into my weight loss journey. You can already see the difference in my face.

This is from June. I was down about 65lbs.

Here is September 2012. I was plateaued at 215 (110 lbs lost).

And finally here is the pics I took yesterday. 113 lbs lost. front view

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Thanks for reading and thank you to all the people who have stood behind me through all of this! I couldn't have done it without you!

  
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AWESOMECHELZ 10/29/2012 1:16PM

    Pretty incredible! I would surely feel a lot better looking at all the photos!

It is very hard, though, to have our health get in the way of exercising. Recently I was in the hospital for severe asthma so, like you, I got down on myself. Today was the first time I was able to go for a walk without coughing to death so improvement, like for me, is on the way for you. Hang in there.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 10/27/2012 5:04PM

    Love this blog, your progress is so fabulous I salute you!!!

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68ANNE 10/26/2012 3:04PM

    I am so very proud of the progress you've made. It is awesome and it is nice to have that visual reminder of how far you've come!

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SHERLYN-WILL 10/25/2012 5:18PM

    WOW way to go!!!!

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Special Places

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Have you ever been to a place that as soon as you step into it, you can feel its magic? It doesn't have to be a building...my special place isn't. Mine is the Winnipesaukee River Trail. It is such an ethereal beautiful place. I could feel down...hating myself or the situation I'm in. Then I set foot on that trail and it's as if the weight of the world is lifted from my shoulders. Even the graffiti painted on the crumbling remnants of the old power plant adds to the beauty.

When I pass the gate at the head of the trail, the world just fades away. The rushing of the river drowns out the sound of traffic. The trees and bushes at the sides makes it seem like I am no where near a city. For me it is like God is literally reaching down and wrapping me is a loving embrace. I am not a religious person, but that is the only way I can think to describe it.

I can think and see things more clearly, because I have left all of my self loathing at the gate. I can breathe because all of my suffocating depression is left behind too. I don't know why the trail does that to me, but I am forever grateful for that hour of peace and beauty. I hope that all of you have a place like that in your life!
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DOLPHINNUT 10/17/2012 11:10PM

    Getting out and walking is the same for me, especially if it's nature trails or in the woods. Always has been even before I became a Christian but now I just love to look at nature and see how awesome God is.

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CATHGREEN8 10/17/2012 12:58PM

    Walking in the woods is a religious experience for me too. Thanks for sharing.

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68ANNE 10/17/2012 12:49PM

    Make it your habit to go!
This is awesome for you. The more you go the better!

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