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Day 12 daily blog

Friday, July 24, 2009

Today was a long day for me and now i am so beat. I need thigns to slow down as i can feel myself becoming very physically and mentally drained guess thats a given with all the stuff i have going on in my life. On the positive side i did eat healthy, drank my h2o, got some cardio which is great.I want to also start to focus on learning some techniques i could use to help destress my life as well as how to cope with them better. If anyone has any ideas that they wish to share on how you all destress or how you cope i am open to ideas. Anyways time for bed as i have any early morning so my goal for tomorrow is to wake up with a smile on my face and to focus on eating healthy and doing something for me .

  
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SUZYBGOOD 7/25/2009 2:49PM

    Lesley,
A lot of what everyone has already said is about where I was going. Some kind of meditation/prayer/relaxation exercises. Taking time for you, for a while forget everything else and just take time for you. I also enjoy reading just a nice fictional book kind of a mindless fun don't have to think too hard type of book, or something fun. Also, as previously suggested, check out the wellness tab, lots of good destressing ideas there. Good luck. Suzanne

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PRESENTTIME 7/25/2009 12:08AM

    Hi,
On the healthly Lifestyle tab go to wellness icon. There are several articles on rest and relaxation. Check it out.

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RAINBOWMF 7/24/2009 11:00PM

    Lesley, one day at a time, you had a good day, that is a positive.
When you get real tired, you can have a tendencies to NOT CARE, that is what I was going through, I was getting no sleep but still kept going and going finally I just let everything go and broke all my good plans--you know the rest of the story.

So blog and say Hi to us but get some rest. Take time to do something that makes
Lesley Happy.

I must listen to my own words.

emoticon Mary

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PRESENTTIME 7/24/2009 10:54PM

    I would recommend some form of meditation. Find something that works for you. VIsualization helps as well.

Free pod casts go to

http://www.podcastalley.com

Search for meditation or visualization. There maybe one for overcoming stress
You may find something there you like and something that works for you.

Take 5 minutes or longer for yourself each day. Do something you enjoy just for you.

Bio feedback is another option. It has been said meditation is the biofeedback for the brain.

Create a journal. Write it all down and let it out.

Sounds True may have something for purchase.


Here are some resources and tools for healthy living, Yoga and relaxation.

https://www.cliv
ing.org/products.htm
http://
www.cliving.org/teensadults.htm

http://www.healthjourneys.c
om/
http://www.therelaxationcompany.com
http://www.collegevideo.com Has yoga videos great for relaxing. I have the one for back issues.

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LOLAJO54 7/24/2009 10:44PM

    Lesley --
this sounds fantastic! what a great challenge for yourself I will do this too! wake up with a smile and focus on healthy eating and exercise..
to de stress well I still work on this for sure myself
I have read a lot of self help books..and went to classes for looking after me! so important..
think some others will have some suggestions for you.
emoticon Jo

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SHANSHE 7/24/2009 10:07PM

    Lesley,
I do not know your spiritual beliefs, but I must be honest and say that the BEST de-stressor for me is Worshiping God, praying and reading his word. I can try every way in the world, but that works best.

A good fictional book is good too, take it with you when you go places you have to wait. Get some4thing inspirational fiction and it can help you focus in a more positive aspect as well!

Hang in there sweetie! Hugs,
Shan

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BARBARAROSE54 7/24/2009 9:43PM

    Good day on program.... wish I could help you with destressing... I have too much in my life this year too.... probably why my weight isn't going down like I'd like it to. I did good from Aug. until end of 2008, but too much has happened in 2009. I do try to keep focused and concentrate on all the positives in my life.

So that's all I can say to you.... try to stay positive.

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Day 11 daily blog

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Today was a very very very stressful day more so then any day i have had latley. I feel like i am going to burst and i feel like my heart is racing and i cant breath right might be an anxiety attack man i just cant think something really has to give. My mind is so consumed with confusion over what i should do for my grandson and what is the best for him. I dont mean to be a downer but its very difficult for me well all of us. I did get some exercise in but other then that it was a terrible day. I feel so disappointed but i know i can over come this we are strong. Our anniversary was sweet and my husband wrote the most beautiful letter to me so i am blessed. Please dont give up on me i will be ok just keep us in your thoughts. Anyways enough babbling i need to drink my water and try to get some sleep my head hurts and i just cant think anymore for today.

  
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-LORI-B 7/25/2009 11:53AM

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Sending you love and prayers that everything works out for everyone.
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Love ya, Lori

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SHANSHE 7/24/2009 10:00PM

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Lesley, I just caught up on your blogs and bless your heart! I will be praying for you and hope that things get better. Please do not stop coming by or writing your blogs!

Hugs,
Shan

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CHRISJAKE 7/24/2009 1:11PM

    Oh girl!!!! HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

I hope that things get resolved and that everything starts to look up soon....Glad that you're hubby wrote such a nice thing for you. That's always nice!!

I will be thinking of you and your family and praying for you guys!!


Hang in there!!!!


Chantelle

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BOUNCY2 7/24/2009 2:24AM

    emoticon emoticonPrayers and more emoticon

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LOLAJO54 7/23/2009 10:50PM

    Lesley my thoughts are with you...do you have a minister or some very very close (trustworthy) family member or friend you can hash things over with..talking always helps.. but you must trust the person.. then they can just listen othe then that Mary is right BLOG but if you need to do a private one under planner.. then journal.. it might help you..
We are here emoticon emoticon Jo

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RAINBOWMF 7/23/2009 10:13PM

    I will be thinking of you , I send you
caring thoughts and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you can talk all you want in your own blog it really helps.

Luv Mary

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BARBARAROSE54 7/23/2009 9:48PM

    Sending hugs and prayers your way .

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Day 9 daily blog

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

today was a pretty good day and i got lots of physical activity in. In did 1 hr walking and 30 mins on the recumbent bike at the y. I drank 12 ( thats right 12) glasses of water maybe a little too much but i was sweating up a storm today so i am sure it was ok and burnign thsoe cals. My eating was pretty good i ate healthy but i may have gone a little over not intentionally but it was on healthy stuff and i did do lots of cardio so i am sure its ok not to mention it was by much either . Tomorrow is court and then working at my other job so may be a little stressful. Also my 15 year wedding anniversary so we may have a small treat but its weigh day and thats when i would allow for that anyways and i will work it into my calories too. Felling good about this week with blogging and like i said before it does help me. Anyways i really need to get some sleep.

  
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LOLAJO54 7/22/2009 7:55PM

    Hi again Lesley..

great job again!

There should be a good weight loss this week..
YOu are moving it!

emoticon Jo

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 7/22/2009 4:03PM

    Good for you, girl! Going strong - keep it up! And showing that team spirit - love it!!!! Orange Tigers Rock!!!

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-LORI-B 7/22/2009 2:53PM

    Happy anniversary sweetie. Keep it up, you are doing so awesome

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BARBARAROSE54 7/22/2009 8:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYou are doing awesome Lesley, keep up the great job.....

BTW... I think you mentioned an anniversary.... so Happy Anniversary to you Sweetie !

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RAINBOWMF 7/21/2009 11:26PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon nice day Lesley.
You are going to be rocking that little extra weight you gained right off!
You had an awesome day.

emoticon Mary

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Day 9 daily blog

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

today was a pretty good day and i got lots of physical activity in. In did 1 hr walking and 30 mins on the recumbent bike at the y. I drank 12 ( thats right 12) glasses of water maybe a little too much but i was sweating up a storm today so i am sure it was ok and burnign thsoe cals. My eating was pretty good i ate healthy but i may have gone a little over not intentionally but it was on healthy stuff and i did do lots of cardio so i am sure its ok not to mention it was by much either . Tomorrow is court and then working at my other job so may be a little stressful. Also my 15 year wedding anniversary so we may have a small treat but its weigh day and thats when i would allow for that anyways and i will work it into my calories too. Felling good about this week with blogging and like i said before it does help me. Anyways i really need to get some sleep.

  


day 8 daily blog

Monday, July 20, 2009

well all in all today was a good day. I was however stressed out and tired due to the lack of sleep last night but i stayed on track with calories, water exercise so thats great. Many of you may know that I have a grandson due with in the next month. our sons situation is a very complicated one and since him and his girlfriend are both very young they have decided to put him in care for about a year. This saddens me as i want to be able to have a relationship with my grandson but i understand there reasons and support whatever they decide. My husband and i have given this alot of thought and think that perhaps we should try and take him till they are ready, trouble is our lives our alos very complicated mostly due to my sons life and this may not be appropriate or even approved by the CAS. We want michael to go to a place where he can be with family, get the best care possible and be loved. Its not fair that he is born into all this mess and it breaks my heart to even think about it. This is why i have been so stressed. Add court proceedings to the pile and it makes for one heck of a crazy life . On a good note though i have managed to make it through yet another day with my sanity in check and staying on track to boot so that i am celebrating. I guess sometimes we have to take the good with the bad and although times are tough i have a great family who loves and supports me and wonderful husband and great friends both at home and on here so that makes me feel pretty blessed. Anyways enough babbling for now as i need to get some beauty sleep tomorrow will be a new day with new challenges and obstacles to overcome but i am doing this one day at a time .

  
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NESSY759 7/21/2009 9:52PM

    thanks everyone for your comments and support. i think we can have visits maybe once a week or something but as i said we are going to talk to them about us being that family and we will foster him till they are able to so thanks again for your support.

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SASSYMOMMIE 7/21/2009 6:13PM

    Lesley
I will say extra prayer for yea and your family and know that God will help yea in this emotional and troubled time.
So happy to see yea sharing your burden with us so we can help support yea in anyway that we can. Just hiding it away will eat yea up more. Your inspiring me!! Hope your Tuesday is better than Monday!

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BARBARAROSE54 7/21/2009 5:30PM

    This is a sad situation and I feel your pain. Prayers going out that the baby will be with a loving family.

You are doing great under all this stress. So proud of you.

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LOLAJO54 7/21/2009 5:16PM

    Lesley -- this is a sad situation..but you are a strong person with a great husband so as a family you will get through this... Can you go for visitations or have the wee one on your days off?
Glad you had a great day on program and only wish you many more days of being good to you. You deserve only the best..

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-LORI-B 7/21/2009 12:39AM

    awww Les.. heartbreaking situation.. I hope that the baby can go to a family member. Hope it works out for you and everyone involved.
Happy you are working to turn to the positive rather than floating to the negative. Hugs, LORI

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RAINBOWMF 7/20/2009 11:17PM

    Lesley, my heart aches for you.
I am so happy you are writing these blogs to help you.
It is so much better then hiding away and stressing on your own.
We will all be here for you and try our best to support you in any way you need.
Proud of you for having a good day!
emoticon Mary

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