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How things have changed in my life.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I want to say hello to everyone first off.
I need to back up to 01/2008 I signed up on but did not get with the program. Then in September of 2009 I made a life changing decision, to start taking care of me. I have spent most of my life taking care of my children, his children and several nieces and nephews that we raised. That was over a 16 year period with my second husband. Oh and we cant forget taking care of darling husband. I had gotten to the point finally in my life when all the kids were grown and gone, that I needed to be a little selfish and take care of me. I joined SP and between September and December 17th of 2009 I had lost 36 lbs.

Well in the middle of December my perfect world kind of fell apart, and SP was not my main focus any longer. (Which I should have never lost that focus.) After lengthy discussion with my husband we have decided to file for divorce ( we do remain friends) if not now then it definitely would be later and we would NOT be friends. We decided that he could take a month to move out and get situated. That was a very hard month. This may sound funny to some but there are still feelings there. You can not be with someone for 16 yrs and walk away emotionless. Well he has finished moving out and we are all good.

Now the other thing. Back in April of 2009 I started a new job, completely different from insurance that I had worked in for 15 years. With the new job I had taken I had become the person I hate, ( that pesky bill collector that calls during dinner) I work in the finance business. I loved the people I worked with just not the job, I had decided to give the job a chance for 1 year. Well I had an offer come across this last Monday that would put me back into the insurance business and I accepted it.

Even though I have not been on here in almost 2 months I did continue to watch what I ate, but no exercise did not have the ummmpphhh or the want to's to do what I should have been doing. I did continue to lose weight but not at the rate I was before. So now i am back into the game and I do plan to win this game. Just like the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl
for the 1st time.

I know with the help of Spark People.com I can continue on the journey with a fresh outlook and new determination. So if I still have some spark friends let me know you are still on here and how you have been doing. I am anxiously waiting to hear from you guys and gals.

I know this is a little long winded, but I just had to get it off my chest. Now for my new re-beginning.

Thank you
Good Luck on your own journeys.

  
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CTENBRINK 2/10/2010 12:51PM

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1NICUBABE 2/10/2010 12:29PM

    Sorry to hear about the divorce. It is never easy. Glad to have you back and I hope you continue on your successful weight loss journey.

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Half on Half off track.........

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Well as all my friends here at Sp know I have not been on here in a while. I feel I have been half on and half off track for the last couple of weeks. I want to thank all of you for your support.

I have had a lot going on in my life here lately as I am sure everyone here can relate at this time of year. It is not only Christmas coming up that has thrown me off track.

A couple of people had found me on the internet about the middle of November. That I have not seen or spoken to in over 16 years. These people have brought back many great memories and one has rekindled some feelings that I have been dealing with over the last couple of weeks. I don't eat and I don't sleep, which is not a good thing at times. When I walked away from these people I only had that choice under the circumstances at the time. We had lost touch not long after that.

I went to the doctor on Monday and he gave me a compliment that was great.
He had told me that out of all of his weight loss patients I have been the only one to stay committed and continuously lose. He ask what program I was on and I told him I don't think I could have done this good without SP friends and the support that you guys give here. He even gave me a much needed hug. Understand that the community that I live in is small. Not that small but small if that makes sense.

Also on top of all that I just turned 48 on the 8th of December and was having a hard time with that the week before my birthday. Everyone kept asking if I was okay and I was depressed for a little while. Then on that day I woke up with a new commitment to myself. I REFUSE TO BE OR FEEL OLD ANY LONGER.... like I told my doctor I have not felt this good health wise or mind wise in a very long time.

Well as always I do have to thank all of my friends here at SP because without you guys I don't think I would have made it this far and would not have exceeded the 30lbs that I have lost in the last 3 months. So I Thank You Guys for the support and inspiration that you give me.

I am back with a little extra emotional luggage that I will have to deal with because I know it will not just go away. I will have to find constructive things to do and work through this no matter the end results.

Again thank you guys for everything...
Have a wonderful day.

  
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CTENBRINK 12/10/2009 11:29AM

    Stay focused and you can do it

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-VIRGINIA- 12/10/2009 10:46AM

    First, congrats on your weight loss over the past months. Second, meeting up with old friends can be good and sometimes hard. We have been apart for so long, that sometimes the reason we lost track seems so minuscule. It's hard facing old feeling and sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. I think that focusing on the present is best. Both of you have probable changed since the old days, so you should look to not and not then. Things have a way of working themselves out.

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Totally Off Track

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Well this past 2 weeks I have been totally off track. No tracking No exercises besides the house work, chasing grandson, taking care of visitors, and cooking Thanksgiving dinner (that was a 2 day chore) I have had people in and out for 2 weeks, work has been havoc.

Well when I say off track I mean OFF TRACK I have not track food exercise or anything for that matter. BUT I am down to 220 woo hoo. I surpassed my 30 lb mark. I was surprised.

But starting today I am getting back on track and doing what needs to be done. I have another incentive to help me out. I have hooked up with some old friends from 16 years ago. We all plan on meeting hopefully in the next few months. I live down south and they live up north. So we plan on meeting at the first part of 2010 March or April maybe even May. May would be better. lol

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and didnt eat too much. I was really proud of myself. I did not graze while cooking and instead of licking my fingers I washed them off. lol

Well I need to get going and get to work on cleaning house and preparing something for dinner because I have friends coming in tonight for a holiday get together and bonfire.

Good luck to all and happy holidays.

  
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CTENBRINK 11/30/2009 11:09AM

    You will be fine! I think everyone has a "off track" week here and there!

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TEXASGIRL48 11/29/2009 2:49PM

    I haven't been logging anything either. For the last week it has been off and on. I'm sure that is to be expected during the holidays. Just continue to watch what you are eating and everything will be okay. You are doing great.

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L*I*T*A* 11/28/2009 11:39PM

    you can do this...............
believe you can............
and you will.........
blessings and hugs..............lita

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CATHYK231 11/28/2009 12:31PM

  Your post could have written by me. Except I didn't have your courage to be honest. Thank you for letting me know it's ok to slip and know I can get right back on track!

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Okay Almost there.......

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Well today was the weigh in... Well I figure at the rate I was going I would hit my 30 lbs today, hhhmmmmm. Well it goes to show, or at least shows me. It pays to exercise. I was only able to exercise 2 times this week. I know I know there should be no excuses as to not exercise.

Things were super hectic this past week and I only dropped 2 lbs, but it was 2lb down instead of up. I am thankful that the scale went down instead of up considering I did not stick to my routine this past week. I was hoping for the 30lb mark, but I will get there next time.

To all my friends out there sorry I have not been on and trying to encourage, inspire,support and comment like I should have. I am back on schedule finally. I hope everyone is doing
well on their journey

Well thanks to all and I wish you all the best of luck on your journeys for the next week.
Have a great Spark day.

  
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1NICUBABE 11/19/2009 9:08PM

    Great job! Hey, 2 pounds is 2 pounds right? Keep up the good work.

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CTENBRINK 11/19/2009 12:16PM

    Nice job on the 2 lbs!!!

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CATLOVER7731 11/19/2009 8:27AM

    emoticon 2 lbs is great!!! Keep u the great work.
Cheryl

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MYUTMOST4HIM 11/19/2009 8:20AM

    Good job on the 2 pounds!!! Progress is progress

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woo hoo yea me woop woop

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Well as all my friend here on Spark People know my weigh ins are on Thursday.
Well I am giving myself a WOOP WOOP and WOO HOO and a YEA ME....

I jump on the scale and was worried because I ate a donut hole yesterday along with a very small sausage and cheese kolache which guess what I could not find them on the food tracker so i over estimated them with what was there. I have a tendency to do that if I cant find what I am looking for.

Well when I signed on here this morning the first thing that came up was my reports (cals fat, etc), my reports look like a mountain range.. I feel I am eating healthy foods, and when I run a report at the end of the day most categories a are just below my goals, most times. I don't feel like I am eating excessive things, well except on those off track days that we all have. I am still losing weight each week all though that might look a little strange on a report 2 lbs one week 7 lbs one week 3 lbs one week. I do feel much better than I have in a long time.

THANKS TO ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS AND THE WEB SITE.
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Since Sept 17th= ( 8 weeks )= ( 3 months) woo hoo I have lost 27 lbs next week I feel I will reach a 30lb goal.. I have not been this weight in over probably 8 years if not longer. I am over joyed about my weight loss.

IT FEELS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can not thank everyone here enough for all your encouragement, inspiration, advice and caring thoughts and comments. Thank you Thank you Thank you....


I do have a special thanks to Spark Guy and all the team that put this website together and keep it up and running. Some of us are not financially able to pay for internet weight loss sites or join those expensive gyms or hire a personal trainer. Thank you Thank you Thank you Spark Guy and Team

I hope all of you have a wonderful, beautiful, great Spark Day.
Good Luck on your journeys. I know here we can all do it and accomplish what we all set out to do.

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1NICUBABE 11/18/2009 10:13PM

    Way to go. You are doing great!
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BUCKLEN81 11/12/2009 10:22AM

    Wow!! I can't imagine! Hope I soon see that much coming off in a week. Way to Go!! Pat yourself on the shoulder and give yourself a hug. You definitely deserve it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OFITSER 11/12/2009 9:08AM

    SERIOUS way to go!!!!

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