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Not quite as planned :)

Sunday, January 06, 2013

So, I planned to blog EVERYDAY, but as when you vow to absolutely do something, it usually doesn't happen. Work was crazy busy this weekend, and I got a little side tracked and didn't blog. On the bright side, my attitude was much improved! My job can be very trying (the patients) and it's very easy to be a jerk. One of my goals this year is to see people as God sees them, with His eyes, His love, His belief in them. Remember, everyone who crosses your path does so for a reason. Every encounter is an opportunity to share love and kindness with another human being whose probably facing some mountain in their life...you're words or help could mean the difference between their hope or their surrender. God bless!


Day 1

Thursday, January 03, 2013

It is one of my goals to blog everyday in 2013. Writing is a very cathartic experience, somehow putting feelings into words on paper can really change your perspective. I'm not happy with who I've become, physically, emotionally, financially, but I'm not stuck in this life! I CAN CHANGE! God never said life was going to be easy, but He did promise to go with you every step of the way. Instead of grouching and complaining, I am claiming the victory that God has already planted in my life! Lord lead me, guide me, give me strength, peace, and joy! Life isn't about the destination, it's about the journey!

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ZGETMAN 1/3/2013 3:38PM

    I look forward to reading your blogs. I just started blogging for the first time ever yesterday and have 2 blogs so far. I am excited to see where God leads us in this journey of fitness and sharing. emoticon

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VEGGIE-FITNESS 1/3/2013 3:22AM

    I totally agree with you and I made it one of my goals to do the same. I look forward to reading what you have to say. Its good to see things from another person's perspective and know that we are not alone on this journey. emoticon

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The final straw?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In my family we refer to the extra weight around the middle as a fupa (some say jelly/fat roll/muffin top) whatever you want to call it. It's a funny thing around us, a silly name for something we hate. Today, while playing with my sister's kids, she tells them to "touch her fupa and she'll freak out!" She is very athletic, fit build. I've always been sensitive about my weight, I have never been skinny, am incredibly modest, and HATE being touched by anyone! It really hurt my feelings the way she said it. I'm probably being overly sensitive, but it bothered me. Of course the kids were climbing all over me and touching me. Laughing and yelling "touch aunt ryan's fupa!" Is it silly that I'm 30 and got upset, like a 3rd grader being picked on at school? This really made me sad and embarrassed about who I've become/what I look like. Lord, please give me the strength and determination to finally make the change I've talked about for years.

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IMELECTRIC 12/19/2012 12:11PM

    As a sister she should build you up and tell you "you can do it."

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HAWAII5YEARS 12/19/2012 7:32AM

    Nope, not silly. She is your sister and unfortunately that means she knows all your hot-button issues. She may not have realized just how cruel she was really being, however. So you will have to forgive her eventually and let her know that it did bother you. Also, in the same spirit of sisterly cruelty, you should go out and get some extremely obnoxious gifts for her kids this holiday--you know, finger paint, drums, those horrible electronic toys that make noise constantly, and some seriously high sugar candy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALESHAWALKER 12/18/2012 9:38PM

    You might try and talk to your sister about your insecurity and let her in on your weightloss goals.... it helps to have support! Most of all she needs to understand that it is unacceptable to pick on someone else especially using her kids to do so!

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POWER2XCEL 12/18/2012 9:37PM

  emoticon There is much support on this forum. We welcome you. We are all in the same boat. Let's sail to our destiny together.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Thank the Lord for small victories! I managed to stay within my calorie range, only had one non-diet soda, and did 35 minutes of strength training! It's only one day, but I gotta start somewhere! Hope everyone has a fantastic evening!

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RAJISATISH 8/8/2012 1:16AM

  Good for you. emoticon

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LYNNA1968 8/7/2012 9:08PM

    congrats! Welcome to your new life emoticon emoticon

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Am I the only one?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Just wondering, does anyone else ever find themselves moving forward, making progress, and then bam you're right back where you were? I don't mean just with diet and exercise either. Certainly in those areas, but what about in your spiritual life, your relationships, your work life, etc? I suppose it's the age old, unanswered question...but I'm gonna ask it anyway. Why do we always/sometimes go back to the thing that has made us unhappy, That isn't who we want to be, that wasn't what we were looking for. Why CHOOSE to go back to that thing that makes us miserable? Lately, I've been doing a lot of soul searching, because frankly, I have a crap attitude. I've always been a glass half empty kind of girl, even when I try not to be. My anger, pride, and tendency to hold a grudge really get in my way. This is a huge wall
between me and God...life really. I don't HAVE to be this way, but I CHOOSE
to. Why? It's not who I wanna be. I know I need to spend some time in
prayer about said things, and God will show the way to me I'm sure...and I
just have to get my stubborn rear end into His plan. Satan get behind me!
Ain't nothing getting this girl down!

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NFSISTER 7/26/2012 6:26PM

    It's about getting out of your comfort zone. You may not like where you were, but it was familiar. Any change is hard and there will be setbacks. The difference is if you pick yourself up and keep trying or not. People stay in bad relationships because it's easier to stay the same than to risk change. The same goes for relationships with food, work, or whatever.

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2ABBYNORMAL 7/26/2012 12:51AM

    Yes, I find myself moving forward, making progress, and then bam I'm right back where I was. In my spiritual life, my relationships, my everyday life, etc? I'll go through these days talking to God and some how and in some way, I'll have a day where I just get up and it's changed. I can't explain it. You are not the only one. Keep up the fight and hang in there.

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PAMMIEDCB 7/25/2012 11:05PM

    Great the first thing you must acknowledge that there is a problem. Next if haven't already done so, talk to the ONE that can change everything. Make up your mind that you will not be any of those negative things that makes you feel like crap. If you can make up your mind to lose weight, why not use that same zeal to change. Get beyond the barriers of the past and expect God to do great things in your life. Will keep you in prayer!

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