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Monday, November 15, 2010

I am starting fresh as of Nov 13th. I am only drinking wine at night to relax and help ease my pain in knees and back. I dranked too much on vacation gin and vodka. That's not me or for me. I will put it in the past and move forward. Life is too short to continue to make the same mistakes. I will deal with my pain in a more rational way.
Good luck to everyone out there. Life is a struggle sometimes but we can together make it better.

  
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VIUDANEGRA 11/15/2010 11:03PM

  you make the right decision medicines and alcohol does not go together

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SUNSHINESKYWAY 11/15/2010 8:29PM

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JOH04071 11/15/2010 8:22PM

    Congrats on making the decision to start over. I need to do that myself. Good luck.

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Dec. 6th 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

It's Sunday and I am preparing for my bunionectomy on Dec. 11th. Pray for me everyone. I will be laid up for awhile. I have been preparing for it by eating right, taking vitamins and starting today resting up. This will be my 2nd Christmas without mom and my 1st without my grandmother. Christmas is about new life and celebrating it. My mom and grandmother have a new life in heaven without pain and suffering. So, I am happy. I think about the happy times now and am doing fine with it. It takes time. I am on the right medications now. With them being right, the back implant working great, no pain meds except Mobic for arthritis, and have the foot surgery, by spring I will be able to exercise faithfully. I had to have a compressed mamogram the other day and it was fine after all. My aunt on my mom's side, just got through with her radiation for her breast cancer. They think she has radiation pneunomia now. Never heard of it. Have you all? They did get all the cancer out. Does anyone out there know what you can do to bring your white blood cell count back up after radiation? I think positive now and have my head screwed on straight and I am stronger than ever. To everyone on sparkpeople, you can succeed in whatever your goal is as long as you get fighting and don't give up. When it's dreary outside, I turn all lights on in the house. I have a note of my refrig. that says, "Seed, Harvest and God". You probably think I am crazy but for some reason I think God has placed those words in my mind. I have a lot of bills and I think God is going to help give me financial freedom. Enough said. I hope this helps someone and doesn't offend anyone. Just take the pieces you agree with.
rtlifestyle

  
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PRAYERMOM61 3/16/2010 11:53AM

  Wow, you've lost 41 pounds and you have Hashimoto's? THANK YOU so much for sharing that! I weighed 215.4 in October 2009 and, after drastically changing my lifestyle with diet and exercise I am now 207 in March 2010. I was getting really discouraged the past month as I lost nothing even though still eating/exercising healthy. But have started to drop again. Thanks for the hope!

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DREMARGRL 1/16/2010 7:01PM

    I am so sorry for the lose of your loved ones......I know that you miss them deeply. Sounds as though your faith is getting you through the tough times! Wonderful. Hope everything improves for you in 2010. A good attitude is half the battle!!! emoticonBest wishes to you and to those you love, MaryAnn


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DONNAEDA 12/6/2009 9:46PM

    Congratulations on your attitude to your new lifestyle change. My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/6/2009 2:58PM

    Well from what i gather in this sideways picture, hon you look terrific. Good luck on the surgery and I am praying for you. It will go okay. I'm wondering if you will be put to sleep for that or jsut your leg?

I know the holidays are so hard without my mom, too. I jsut wish we can fast forward to january. It's just not the same anymore.

Hugs
Debbie

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GRANDMAAMIE 12/6/2009 1:13PM

    sending prayers.

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To teach us all a lesson

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I started not to blog about this because I didn't want to look like a loser, not live up to my words and advice, and let everyone down as a motivate and co-leader of emotional eaters team. I have got off of my healthy eating routine. This is no excuse, no excuse, no excuse but I have had a lot of ups and downs in the past 2 years that I have let rebound me into overeating. Eating extra sharp cheese, cookies, candy and bigger portion sizes. I have a spinal cord implant on May 14th. I have put back on 9 pounds. I don't want to ruin my surgery or make me less healthy. I've got off of my water. That's no excuse either. Right now I hate myself. Although, I will not , will not, will not let it defeat me. I've just gotten off the path. Now, it's time to shape my a-- and mind back into gear. Now I am ending this blog and will be changing my weight tracker to reflect my gain.

  
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2009GETINLINE 9/27/2009 6:20PM

    NO...don't change it..please...if you feel bad now; it will be worse if you change it...make the current weight logged YOUR GOAL!!! Your're not starting over, but renewing/regrouping yourself.

I gained...27 lbs in 5 months and it continued upwRDS. Now I'm 223 and when I reach 221 I will goal to the weight I was last year 203.

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SPARKLINJEWELLS 9/24/2009 7:34PM

    sheesh

you're ok

you're still here, still helping others

and it's ONLY 9 lil pounds

you stopped yourself pretty quickly!

i think you're fine!

this is all a learning tool- nothing's really easy

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SAILORGIRLK2 9/24/2009 12:53PM

    Don't lose hope girl!! You're a beautiful person and don't give up!! Trust me it happens to the best of us - don't let a setback beat you. Just pick up where you left off and take it one day at a time. Have a great week!

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BJCANDOIT 9/23/2009 9:26PM

    The fact that you recognized it and are trying to reverse the trend is not the sign of a loser. You have the tools to lose that weight again and you will. Life throws us some stuff sometimes that makes it hard to focus on ourselves. Good luck to you. Just take all of that good advice and support you have given others and use it for you. You deserve it. We are all here for you, too.

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JACKIE4019 9/23/2009 10:10AM

    Oh sweetie, you are NOT a loser. Losers don't realize and revamp their life. Good job on realizing your mistakes and correcting it.

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LINDA! 9/23/2009 12:21AM

    So sorry about the weight gain. This is only a temporary blip. You are changing your weight tracker and getting back on track. Good for you for acknowledging this. It only shows we are all human.

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CAROLYN1949 9/22/2009 11:30PM

    Making a mistake does NOT make you a loser. Being aware that a change is needed makes you a winner!

You can do it! Good luck!

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my day

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I started today out with my water. Sadly to say I didn't drink all my water today. Some days we do good and some days we don't. The key to success is not to let these not so good days get us down. Always aim to do better tomorrow. Try to get it right at least 4 days out of the week. I got online to check out natural remedies to help make us healthier. I am not taking fish oil, vitamin d, calcium, l-lysine, b12, zinc and vitamin e. It is always easy for us to write about success but not our failures. It's easy to give everyone else advice but don't do so good ourselves. I may wonder off of the yellow brick road as I call it but always find my way back on it. So, tonight I am making a menu and plan for myself for tomorrow. I will stick to it tomorrow. I hope this helps some who have not had such a good day too.

  
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DONNAEDA 8/26/2009 11:39PM

    planning is a great thing. Hope that tomorrow brings you all you wish for.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/26/2009 8:25PM

    Great plan, roe and wonderful blog. Each day si a new experience.
Debbie

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rtlifestyle ups and downs

Friday, July 17, 2009

What makes us tough and survived? You decide after you read this. No right or wrong answers. Last year I lost my mother who just happened to be my best friend too. This year I lost my grandmother (who was my mother's mom). A week after my grandmother was buried, my sister had a bad car accident. She totalled her car. I was down in the dumps and all of a sudden, a voice said to me, pick yourself up and dust yourself off. You are not that weak to stay down. My body lately, going through all this, has empty holes in it with despair and loneliness. I have to find a way to fill these holes up. Easy task? No. I can fill the two holes up that were the result of loosing my mom and grandmother will memories of all the things we did together and shared. Now, how am I ever going to fill up the hole that results in almost loosing my sister to the bad car accident? Oh, yes! It came to me today. I will have to gradually fill this one up with advise and love to her but without being walked on. It's tough love. I can't heal her of her emotional problems or her lifestyle. I will answer her calls and just listen to her first. Then, I'll do what I can to help her without babying her. The best gift I can give her, is self discipline that I only hope comes from this. I'll do things for her if she meets me half way. Life in not always easy. I have to take action myself to fill these holes up instead of wallering in them and waiting for something to happen. It doesn't work that way. It's like our new healthier lifestyle. It's a constant struggle (like emotionally eating tears away at our soul), but can be done. Imagine, the yellow brick road didn't get traveled in one day. It had struggles and road blocks, but we had to keep on walking until we got to our destination. We have to apply this to our new healthier lifestyle. Will I continue to have ups and downs? Of course. There are no simple instructions to overcome our burdens or loneliness from loosing someone we love. We are have to dig deep into our soul and pull it out. Then fill all the holes up. I hope this blog helps someone. It sure has been therapeutic for me. I hesitated this last line but am putting it in anyway. Some can take it or leave it. It's your choice. Maybe the peace and love of God be with you always. Without him, I do not exist.
rtlifestyle

  
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DONNAEDA 7/18/2009 11:54AM

    Wow, a powerful self talk you did today. You have set those boundries and I applaud you. You cannot allow yourself to become the victim. You do what you are able to do without inabling. I wish you much comfort and hopefully we at SP can fill some of those holes.

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BETRME100 7/18/2009 10:00AM

    Great blog, Roe! You are such an inspiration to so many!! Thanks for sharing your struggles and triumphs with us!

Kit

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MANYPOUNDSTOGO 7/18/2009 6:34AM

    This blog has really helped me. Thanks Roe !!!

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CHARLIESANGEL10 7/17/2009 10:52PM

    I love you mentioned the yellow brick road--I like it going to OZ or mentioned in song by Elton John....I, too, believe in God & he is my strength( I used to be an agnostic & I think anyone confused in what they believe & if they are very intellectual & want proof, they should read a book by KEN STROBEL--he's an ex-athiest, who set out on a scholarly journey to disprove Christianity & wound up believing...just my thoughts...worship shoes or street signs, if you like---not my concern, just trying to be helpful to any interested). Anyway, Roe, my life has never been easy, or terrible--always in-between & if we talk about holes; then sign me up on the swiss cheese list please/hahaha....I think we are here to help one another & I deal with a sister, who sounds similar to yours/ so, I agree, we can only offer so much without being taken advantage of or worse, becoming an accessory to their problems.....the strength & wisdom you need is there for you, sharing your journey with others is so kind---by that one action you have taken, I know you will be successful----I've always noticed that kindness, courage, healing, & strength, when sent out into the world , have a way of reflecting their light right back at us like a mirror; they seem to have a boomerang effect .

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/17/2009 10:41PM

    You, my dear friend, forgot to mention your 2 back surgeries. You ahve grown stronger. Lots stronger. We learn from these things and we go on with our lives. You are doing fantastic! I am so very proud of you for overcoming these obstacles in your life. there will be more ahead, too but you can do it. You are an inspiration to many.
Love,
Debbie

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 7/17/2009 9:24PM

    Roe, you're going to be alright. You are so much stronger now.
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