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Make IT Happen

Monday, January 21, 2013

Things are going well for me. This is Day 19 No Binge / Purge. I have lost weight and "Stopped" crazy eating so many times.

So, what's different this time...

My HEAD...

I am finally ready to tackle the "real" issues that cause me to over-eat.

Today is Day #1 with a new therapist. I am very excited, but I am also scared and nervous.

I hope you all have a great day!!!

Make it HAPPEN.


***I would add... Love your Spirit and Your Body***

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VTRICIA 1/22/2013 12:25AM


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MJREIMERS 1/21/2013 4:18PM

    Good for you and good luck!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 1/21/2013 3:33PM

    Glad you found someone you click with:)

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CAMAEL100 1/21/2013 2:38PM

    Great post. Great to see you so positive and doing well!

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SADWHITEWOLF 1/21/2013 12:56PM

    Good Luck!

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AURORAMILLET 1/21/2013 11:46AM

    take one day at a time and do your best

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MBSHAZZER 1/21/2013 11:30AM

    Good luck with the new therapist, Netty! You are READY for success this time!

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MPETERSON2311 1/21/2013 9:09AM

    wow! good luck!

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To Change

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I had a very bad trigger last night... A Person. Wanted to eat. Did NOT eat. Had a piece of gum and put on some essential oils and went to bed. Yay! Me

Trying to Change-Mature-Create-Endlessly

I like this quote. It's a great way to think of change. All of us are trying to become "better" people. We don't like practicing our bad habits over and over.

What would I like to create Endlessly?
This speaks to my spirit not just my physical body. This time as I am trying to become healthier, I am definitely focusing more on my spirit than my physical body. I would like my physical body to be healthier but most of all, I want my spirit to be healthier.

Goal = Identify Feelings, Cope Properly (not with anger and F-Bombs), Forgive if needed, Mature and Carry-On.

Identify Feelings

*Use Proper Coping Skills* Ask God For Help...
Sadness - Cry, Journal Why, Take needed action, Let it go,
Anger - Deep Breathing, 1 F-Bomb in my mind then REALLY ask WHY and try to SOLVE... Don't just keep F-bombing and being angry at the wrong people.
Frustration - Hmmmmmm Fingers together... Be patient and figure out why. If I can solve it, then solve it. If I can't solve it, then deep-breathe, grow and mature from it and wait for it to pass, then move on.

I think these three feelings: Sadness, Anger, Frustration are the 3 hardest emotions for me to deal with and learn and grow from. They are my "change" that needs to happen.

Other feelings to think about:



One more quote:

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MBSHAZZER 1/21/2013 8:20AM

    Netty, great job finding a different way to deal with stress / feelings! The more you react in the way you did, the easier it will become. It's just like training for an event. When you started running, a few miles were hard, but as time went on and you trained your body, a marathon became doable... this is the same thing, you are just training your MIND!

I love the second quote!! Hope you had a great weekend!

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DEB9021 1/20/2013 3:42PM

    Hey Netty,

Great blog. You are right. Coping with various feelings is the biggest hurdle to having a healthy spirit, mind and body. I work with little people and we try so hard to teach them how to appropriately handle anger, sadness, fear, etc., but sometimes I think big people are much worse at it. We don't deal with it any better. At least kids will scream and cry and get it out! We tend to suppress and hide feelings instead of dealing with them at all. And keeping negative emotions inside eats at you from the inside out. You will either self-destruct or blow up over a zillion little things that aren't at all what you're really stressed about. But you are facing your issues and your sad, angry, whatever feelings. Facing them straight up and finding a way to really cope with them, not just hide them away. Awesome! emoticon

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MYRTLE811 1/20/2013 11:59AM

  Thanks for all your support Netty; I can see how determined you are overcoming the urge to eat. We all have our moments of crisis and want to eat so badly. I hope that I can stay on course to finally meet my goal weight; I know you are doing wonderfully and hope to follow that example.

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VTRICIA 1/20/2013 11:13AM

    Good job with staying on plan. I am rooting for you!

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MPETERSON2311 1/20/2013 10:25AM

    speaking on working on spirit- ever read Eat, Pray, Love?

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JANEMARIE77 1/20/2013 8:37AM

    keep working on you you are doing great

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SISYPHUS_CLIMBS 1/20/2013 8:26AM

    Great job on not letting your trigger cause you to binge! Remember this next time you encounter a trigger. You are strong enough to say no! emoticon emoticon

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OJ_2_OK 1/20/2013 7:41AM

    Great job netty keep it up!

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BLUENOSE63 1/20/2013 6:32AM


Glad to know you are beginning to identify the feelings that are caused by your triggers. Also I am very happy to hear you are journalling these thoughts. As for the won't be able to avoid them and you shouldn't but by identifying the feelings that person evokes, then you can effectively make your Plan B -- your go to response, actions etc. Eventually they will have no power over your feelings as they do now.

Carpe Diem my friend

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NUTRON3 1/20/2013 5:37AM

    Good quotes

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Baby Step Goal

Friday, January 18, 2013

Daily Visualization

For today's visualization, focus on the next small milestone you'd like to accomplish. Sometimes, thinking about the baby steps (the next five pounds) can be much more manageable than always focusing on the long-term outcome (reaching your goal weight). Remember this whenever your weight-loss journey seems overwhelming.

Obviously my daily, short-term, mid-range, and long term goals have everything to do with no binge-ing. But... I wanted to set 1 more short-term goal.

This has been interesting for me to think about. My goals have always revolved around my training, my next event, my fitness, etc...

I need to think about this. I am not sure my new goals have a way to be measured. I could keep a blog or a list. But... my goal is to focus on the daily-small-miracles. I used to do this, and I SAW them. Since I've been "sick" again it seems I've lost track of my daily small miracles.

So, friends and family... share with me your daily small miracles. Find one thing each day.

Yesterday, my small miracle. As I was walking out of my hair salon, a car had a window sticker that said:

Miracles Happen

I believe miracles happen too. Do you?


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LIVINGFREE19 1/19/2013 8:40PM

    Miracles are around us every day but we just don't know about all of them!

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PSHOWS 1/19/2013 6:58PM

    Wow! I lie your idea of miracles! Beautiful!

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SISYPHUS_CLIMBS 1/19/2013 12:02PM

    Seeing my daughter (3) do a puzzle by herself without help.

I love your idea of looking for small miracles. It should be a great motivation to stay on track.

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ASHPATCH11 1/19/2013 11:17AM

    This is a good way to look at it broken down into more achivable goals vs the big large goal!

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MPETERSON2311 1/18/2013 3:07PM

    Ya know, today has all been about miracles! A fellow spark friend reached out today and said I motivated her- psh...she MOTIVATES ME! (and of course I told her to check out your page mrs. awesome)

It's nice to know people care.

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VTRICIA 1/18/2013 1:49PM

    I'm half chinese, but my youngest child has blue eyes. My mother has blue eyes, and so does my husband, so there's actually an even probability for any one of my children to have blue eyes. My other son has my dark brown eyes and hair. But their faces are shaped exactly the same. I think each of these things is incredibly cool. Each person is a unique and marvelous creation.

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AURORAMILLET 1/18/2013 1:40PM

    One little thing at a time. That is a GREAT way to keep going and stay motivated!!!


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MBSHAZZER 1/18/2013 9:40AM

    Netty, I love the idea of breaking things down into small, achievable goals. Sometimes the big picture is just too big.

As for me and miracles... I dunno, maybe I listen to too much news on NPR, but I am amazed at life in America sometimes. We have so much! Our terrible problems would be a joy to have to most of the rest of the world.


Hope you have a great weekend!

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BLUENOSE63 1/18/2013 7:39AM

  Yes I do! My dad lived for 15 years with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and that was a miracle to me!

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Hair-Cut and...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Day 15

I am so thankful for all the love and support my friends, family, co-workers, church friends, spark-friends, I am overwhelmed still by all the love and support. I truly wish I could see what you all saw in me a long time ago. But... so better NOW than Never.

I had debated about making Ben and Whitney videos of me so they had something (crazy thoughts) but now... I feel like I am really going to be ok and make it through this. Still one-day-at-a-time.

I was able to get a new therapist. I will start on Monday. He wants me to see him, a nutritionist, and my regular medical doctor. I am really looking forward to this and getting on with some healing.

Since Monday morning... my emotions have been mostly "in" check. I am feeling healthier and stronger. I added a little to my morning work-out today, and of course I obsessed about whether I was hungry / full. I usually have some carbs in the morning before I exercise. I didn't today, and I wondered if that's why I seemed "hungrier" all day. I still think it's in my crazy-head. So.... stupid and it really bothers me that I worry about it. But... duh... it's been only 15 days since really crazy eating.

I went and got my hair done tonight. Same old, same old... My hair-style really doesn't change much. I did add bangs a little while back. I mostly like them.

Overall... today was a pretty good day. I was so thankful for the texts and messages. They really do help me out a lot. Even random, silly texts and thoughts. I love that my brother still texts me his workouts and starts them out with Day 15 and reminds me how proud he is of me.

My children and school children are as sweet as ever. I reminded them we didn't have school on Monday and most of them moaned and wished we did have school (I have them brain-washed into thinking we are a pretty great class and that school is AWESOME).

Just feeling LOVED today. As it should always be right? I HOPE YOU are feeling LOVED too.


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VTRICIA 1/19/2013 10:32AM

    (((Netty))) thank you for sharing, even the crazy thoughts. You are a precious daughter of God!

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    Netty, You are truly a beautiful person. You've inspired me in more ways than I can even admit to myself. Thank you for sharing your story. Day 15! You rock girl!!

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AGENTMNA 1/18/2013 3:32PM

    Beautiful photo!!!! Glad to see you are hanging in there my dear Netty!

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AURORAMILLET 1/18/2013 1:39PM


Maybe you can get a mani-pedi too?


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MBSHAZZER 1/18/2013 9:37AM

    You are making GREAT progress, Netty! I love that you are taking charge of your health and finding professionals that are right for you!

And you're so pretty! I love the new 'do! I haven't had a hair cut in 2 years and it looks it! :D

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BLUENOSE63 1/18/2013 7:40AM

  What can I ROCK girlfriend! emoticon emoticon

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BOGUSANNIE 1/17/2013 9:49PM

    Day 15!!!! Woohoo!!!!!

You are a beautiful woman, don't sell yourself short, EVER!!!!!

Reprogramming takes didn't get here overnight, so be very proud of your 15 days! I am proud of you too, and I don't even know you other than SP!!!

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OJ_2_OK 1/17/2013 9:40PM

    I love your new haircut and you are doing great! Stop with those thoughts. Ben and whitney are going to have their beautiful mother around for a long time.

Also, i dont' think it was in your head. You're not crazy! You probably were hungry if you skipped out on your usual carbs and did extra working out today.

I am proud of your day 15!!! keep up the great work!

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The Good and The Bad...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Good:

Day 14 No binges
Healthy Eating
Moderate Exercise
Some Peace
Day School
No crying
Positive Attitude
Lots of Support
Lots of Hugs
Lots of LOVE
Phone Call
Evening Chats
Spark People
New Book (from friend)
New Bracelet (from friend)
No Diet Coke
Lots of WATER
Tasting Food
Green Gum

The Bad:
Uncomfortable Feelings
Some Anxiety
No After-School
Some urges to mindlessly eat rather than "deal"
Husband's out of town
Identifying Triggers
Sugar-Free Monsters

Come on... LIFE Is Good... this too shall pass.


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CRYSBROWN1 1/17/2013 6:18PM

    Lot's more GOOD than BAD, I would say this day was a success!

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AURORAMILLET 1/17/2013 4:47PM

    take one day at a time...

There is always more good than bad!!!


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MPETERSON2311 1/17/2013 2:27PM

    DAY 14!!

Did you say that to yourself yet?

Come on!

I can't hear you (well I really can't hear you because it's uh, a computer but, I have faith you are saying in real life)

DAY 14!!

Can't the font get any bigger on this thing???



One of your biggest fans

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MBSHAZZER 1/17/2013 10:43AM

    The good vastly outweighs the bad! You are doing great! And there will never be a time where there is NO bad, the important thing is to keep it in perspective and not give the bad too much influence on how you feel!

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DARKLIGHT31 1/17/2013 10:15AM

    14 days no binging -- awesome! emoticon

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MYRTLE811 1/17/2013 7:10AM

  You made the most out of your day; sometimes we forget all the little things that happen to make us smile do count when the stressers in our lives get to us. Good for you.
You are making the most of your days and looking at things through a glass that is half full instead of empty. Something we can all practice.

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NUTRON3 1/17/2013 6:55AM

    always good to stop and be thankful

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BLUENOSE63 1/17/2013 6:49AM


Great blog, keep working on identifying those triggers! Journal Journal Journal

Cheryl emoticon emoticon

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CAMAEL100 1/17/2013 6:17AM

    Your good definitely seems to be 'beating' the bad list!

Keep going!!

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PATSYB7 1/17/2013 5:54AM

    Great job--keep going. Remember to breathe! I've started squeezing my abs anytime I think a negative thought. LOL Have a great day! emoticon

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OOLALA53 1/16/2013 11:47PM

    Your good list is a lot longer. Smart!

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VTRICIA 1/16/2013 11:20PM

    Sounds pretty good! One day at a time.

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