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trying to stay focused

Saturday, December 30, 2006

I ate well yesterday but I didn't work out like I usually do. I'm up 1.5 today. I just have to tell myself the scale is a tool. I have been under a lot of pressure lately. I got a new job. It's great but with new jobs comes learning new things. In my case I have to learn a lot of new terminology and take a course in it and pass to be able to go to then next level which is the state exam. I heard it's pretty tough and people don't usually pass it the 1st round. The classes and exam are 8 hours away from where I live and money is tight right now so I really want to pass it the 1st time around and I hope my brain will absorb all the new information in such a short time. I'll put a lot of prayer on it and just have some faith. I just need to stay focused.


I'm grateful!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Boy, I've been blessed. My children are doing well. I have a great husband and just started my new career. Amber and Jacob are having their 2nd child in June, Steven and Natasha are having their first in July, and Chris and Bree will be wed in August. This is going to be a busy summer. Brian will be a freshman next year and is loving school. What else could a mother want. Thank you Spark for being here and giving me all these great tools and support to reach and achieve my goals!

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BDMIRELE 3/6/2007 2:04AM

  This is about where I am now. My boys are in college and I spent my life doing for others. I am so not used to thinking about myself, it is uncomfortable. I am open to suggestions, and I feel like that something to hold my interest is just around the corner but I can't grab on to it yet.

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HELENOREGON 12/25/2006 4:00PM

    Congratulations on all the wonderful news!! You have a lot to be thankful for and wonderful family!! Keep up the good work and stay true to your goals! Hugs to you! Helen

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Back on track

Monday, December 18, 2006

I was starting to go sideways with my eating and exercise program. I felt stressed because I had a new job that requires learning a lot of new things that to be honest with you I thought I would never figure out. Brand new terminology and computer programs. Then came my son with the news that he is getting married in August, and my daughter shared the news that she was pregnant and due in June, and to my surprise my third child came to me this weekend with the news that they are going to have a child in July. I have so much to be grateful for. Why am I wasting time not believing in myself and sabatoging all my efforts? I'm back on track and started my day off with a workout of 5 miles on my stationary bike and a breakfast of oatmeal, grapes and tea. I want to be healthy so I can enjoy my grandchildren for many years to come. Cheers to new beginnings!



Thursday, December 14, 2006

I'm going to vent here instead of raid my refrigerator! Three of my kids moved out. 2 of them come by regularly and visit. One of them that we spoiled the most hardly comes around at all. He seems like a stranger to me. He has a fiance that it doesn't matter how nice you are to her acts indifferent. It's sad because my own son feels like a stranger to me. I asked him to come over on Christmas Eve because I know he will spend Christmas with her parents. He does every year. His finace wrote me an email saying that they have a party they go to every year and they would try to squeeze in a visit with us. It felt like a slap in the face. It feels strange to even talk to him on the phone. It's like he wants to say something but doesn't. It's a bit awkward. I guess kids grow up and some don't come around and it is just something I need to get used too. It felt better journaling and not trying to stuff the feelngs with food.



Sunday, December 10, 2006

I can see my attitude towards food changing. Now when I eat chocolate I don't beat myself up about it. I just tell myself it tasted good and get back on track. Before, it used to be the green light for me to eat unhealthy for days before I got back on track. I'm liking my new attitude! This site has taught me to go easy on myself instead of the high expectations I had before. I would have never put them on anyone else. I don't know why I held myself up to them. Here's to a new attitude!


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