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Humpty Dumpty

Friday, June 11, 2010

As I was walking this morning, I couldn't help but to relate my life to Humpty Dumpty. When I started three weeks ago, I felt like I fell off the wall and was in a million pieces.

I am determined to put all my pieces back together. The first step in the right direction was, by a fluke of luck, finding SP. I started learning how to eat better. I learned what my bad habits had done to my body. (That part was a real eye-opener!) I am now making better food choices and tracking everything that goes in my mouth.

I am now consistently working out every day. I have my excercises, my walks and my stationary bike. I'm feeling the difference already in my clothes.

The best way SP helped me to start putting my life together was that it made me take a look at myself. What was I feeling? Why was I eating things? The soul searching made me realize so much about myself. I have let myself become a victim of those around me and their attitudes. I'm learning that I don't want that for myself. And I'm armed and ready to fight back!

Thank you to all those people who have listened to me, consoled me, and guided me. It means the world to me. With your help, I am putting all the pieces back together again.


Three Aha Morning

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I had a three aha morning that I am excited about. I've had more ahas in the last three weeks than I think I had in the last whole year of my life.
1) I am in better spirits if I'm not up with my husband when he gets up in the morning for work.
2) I need to buy some workout clothes. Sweat pants and a 77 degree, 90% humidity walk do not mix.
3) I mixed up my excercises today. I alternated between upper and lower body execercises and felt it was more beneficial to me.

I'm enjoying having these aha moments. I am taking that to mean that my attitude and my lifestyes are starting to change for the better.


Avoiding a Bad Start

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I woke up in the middle of the night for the third night in a row. I am bound and determined to be back in the bed before my husband wakes up for work, This way, I avoid his morning criticism, which always put a damper on my day.

I know something is wrong with a marraige where there is one mate avoiding the other. I just have to figure things out more in my mind, decide what my priorities are, make a goal, and go for it. I am determined to do this. One step at a time!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FITKAT2010 6/10/2010 7:03AM

    And I am assuming you are planning your extraction from this situation. At least I hope so.

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DDOORN 6/10/2010 6:52AM

    Perhaps you and DH can talk about this repetitive pattern of morning criticism some time AWAY from the morning so that you can be more calm and reasonable in exploring would you both PREFER to have your mornings proceed...?

Most of all, stay committed to yourself and your new healthy & well lifestyle!

Don't give ANYONE the power to threaten this!


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Aggravating Start

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

For two mornings in a row, my husband, upon wakening, has criticised something I did. This has been the first thing he utters. Yesterday,he said the kitchen floor was a mess. (He handed me the broom and dustpan!) This morning, he started criticising me about the time of day I take my medicines. He clanimed I was not taking them at the "proper" (his) time. If I had a bad reaction, he wouldn't support me. I've been taking these same medicines for a year and a half. A person would assume that I know what I'm doing and that if I was going to have a reaction, I already would have.

It is very difficult to have a positive attitude when someone around me starts the day off like this. I can't help but wonder what I'm doing wrong for him to feel he must criticise me when he gets up. I would understand it more if it happened at the end of the day; I would assume he was tired.


Feeling very good and a little aggravated

Monday, June 07, 2010

It dawned on me this afternoon that last Friday was the end of my second full week. I already feel like I've been a SP member for so much longer than that. I have gotten so many great ideas from people and from articles that it really is mind boggling. I count this as one of my big blessings.

I feel better about my mind and my body. I really do. The emotional and mindless eating has left me for the time being. I'm sure they will come back and try to bite me. Now I know how to look out for them and conquer them.

The only thing that I can say I'm aggravated with is my scale. It has been moving VERY SLOWLY. I guess I was hoping for the best, but only getting a dismal result. I need to conquet this desire to weigh myself on a scale that I know is, at best, one that gives me a general idea of what I weigh. My real test will come next week when I go back to the doctor. I'll know my weight for sure then. And I will get the results of my thyroid tests. I am suspecting that they will come back fine, which would make me even more aggravated than the weight isn't coming off as fast as I want it too.


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