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knocked down but it's time to get back up

Monday, July 08, 2013

I haven't been around much because I've been dealing with my mom whose mind has been taken over by mental illness. I was half way watching what I ate and doing a tiny bit of exercise. Well yesterday my sister died from a heart attack. She was 38, just a couple of years older than me. I HAVE to do something and I have to do it NOW!

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BESCATS 7/14/2013 7:56PM

    I'm very sorry to hear all you have been going through. It certainly hasn't been easy for you. emoticon

You are right, now is the time for YOU !! Taking care of yourself is #1 priority if you are going to take care of anyone else.

You are strong, you can do it ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RWCLKWB 7/14/2013 6:37PM

    So sorry for the loss of your sister. I know it is especially hard with your Mother's declining health also. Prayers go out to you in this difficult time.

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NADINEL 7/12/2013 12:15AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved sister and your mom's declining health. You are strong. You can do this! I have faith in you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/9/2013 8:56PM

  That's horrible, and particularly tough because she was so young. I'm so very sorry, sweetheart.

Please take care of yourself and find others to encourage you in these hardships. If you don't have those sort of friends and family, a counselor may be able to help.

Hang on. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 7/9/2013 9:26AM

    You're in my prayers! emoticon

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NOCALORIES 7/9/2013 8:49AM

    Life is a challenge, but with God all things are possible. You are His child and He will carry you through this difficult time. Take care of You.

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CAPECODLIGHT 7/9/2013 8:11AM

    I am so sorry about your sister's passing at such a young age and about your mom's declining health. My heart goes out to you.

Set your health goals in achievable steps; but really, just make the right next health choice every chance you get. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.

Another Schnauzer Mommy

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 7/9/2013 4:39AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.

Get healthy!

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DJ4HEALTH 7/9/2013 1:45AM

    So sorry for the loss of your sister. It is hard when you lose a loved one.

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    Thank you! Yes, it's actually really scary because earlier yesterday morning I had thought of going to Urgent Care because I was having chest pains. Our older sister had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the age of 30 but she ended up dying in a car wreck a few months later. I'm sure if that had not happened then she would have had a heart attack someday. This isn't something I can play with anymore!

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LILYDOG11 7/8/2013 11:28PM

    I'm sorry for the loss of your sister. Yes you must start doing something to improve your health !!

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    Thank you

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GINAC0 7/8/2013 11:03PM

    Oh, I am so very sorry for your loss.

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just got a big slap in the face wake up call

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Here I am at work and I was thinking about the color run I have coming up in June. I've been walking at home but as out of shape as I am I know I'm going to have to do more. I decided I was walk from my office on the 2nd floor to the 8th floor of the hospital. Well it wasn't easy but it didn't kill me. Afterwards I thought I would go check my weight since I'm about to get serious. That's when the slap in the face happened... I weigh more than I ever have in my entire life. I will NOT weigh over 300 so it's definitely time to do something!!!

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NADINEL 3/10/2013 1:08AM

    emoticon You can do anything you put your mind to. I have faith in YOU!

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CAPECODLIGHT 3/9/2013 10:18AM

    I agree with the other posters. At the doctor's you might still be deemed "as healthy as a horse"; but if that is the case, think of living healthy as a way of preventing any issues from happening.
Pick a nutrition plan you can live with for the rest of your life. I think that is so important. We run into trouble when we go gung-ho on a DIET only to find we can't sustain it. I have done this so many times, it isn't funny - three weeks of perfection only to run off the rails and regain everything.
Pick a key obstacle to maintaining a healthy weight and try to build a positive habit to counteract that. Once you feel comfortable with the new habit, pick another obstacle, etc. I am a night grazer. I now brush my teeth right after dinner dishes are done. Seems to work for me. Psychologically, I think I am done eating for the night. I am also reading up on the concept and practice of mindful eating to strengthen my resolve against my grazing urge.
You have it in you to make the best choices for your health and well being. Good luck!


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SUNSET09 3/9/2013 5:14AM

  We've all had our ah,ha moments and it happen to me when I could no longer fit into my favorite outfit. That was no fun and it's not as easy, taking the weight off as it is putting it on. If it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger and thinner! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 3/9/2013 5:06AM

  Yes the best advice I can give you is to go to your doctor for a complete physical before you start will help you tremendously. Start slow and work your way up to your goal

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Shhh... it's a secret!

Friday, March 01, 2013

Looking through my work email the other day I noticed they are going to start a class to train for a 5k. I dismissed it but then I thought why not, I'm not actually going to do a 5k. So I signed up for the class. The next day they sent an email about a 5k taking place in June. It talked about being for all shapes and sizes. I decided against it but then again I thought why not. Soooo... I'll be doing my first 5k race on June 15!! My training class starts April 23 so right now I'm going to start getting in shape to start that class. I'm going to try to keep it from my friends because as much as I love them, some of them can be discouraging. I'll let them in on the week of. I'm super of excited. I still don't have a computer but I will try to update as much as possible on here!!

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CAPECODLIGHT 3/2/2013 8:23PM

    That's absolutely fantastic!

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NADINEL 3/1/2013 9:26AM

    emoticon I am so happy for you! Have fun making memories!

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LILYDOG11 3/1/2013 5:41AM

    Great Attitude !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Still trying...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My mom said I could borrow her computer once a week so I should be able to check in at least then! I'll be honest I haven't been doing very good on eating right. I do really good until the end of the day and then I break down. emoticon I gotta work on that! Today was a rough day. I'm very much an emotional eater and today was truly emotional. My heart broke for all the families affected by the school shooting. Then later today and storm came through town and a man was killed when his truck turned over. To top things off I heard tons of sirens tonight since I live in the country that's not normal. I turned on my scanner and heard law enforcement looking for a small crash. I still haven't heard if there were survivors. I'm just praying. I've got to find some other way to handle emotions besides eating!!

Anyway I wanted to wish everyone a great weekend although I know most of us have heavy hearts!! God bless!!

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PINK-PEONY 12/19/2012 9:49AM

    It has been a very emotional fall. What an adventure this life is.


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NADINEL 12/16/2012 6:55PM

    I am glad you are a prayer warrior! I know I pray every time I hear a siren. I have a couple of friends from church who are police officers and one who is a fireman-paramedic. Tough jobs! I just think it is the least I can do for their service to our community. Yes, this week's news was hard to hear and harder for them to live. It breaks my heart for them.
That is really sweet for your mom to do that for you. You could log your stuff on a notebook and if you want, log it all in on computer later. That's just an idea.
JUST KEEP pushing! You can do this.
I have decided that after Christmas (I am swamped until the 23rd) that I am going to get more diligent about my movement/exercise time. I have been lagging and I am gonna get it going again. So, prayer warrior, I would really appreciate your prayers for me to get myself moving again! Thanks.
Have a Merry Christmas! emoticon

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NELLIEC 12/15/2012 2:57PM

    This time of the year tends to have heightened emotions regardless, but with the sad happenings it is more so.

Do express your emotions in prayer!

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WAY2GOCAT 12/15/2012 1:25PM

    I, too, blow my healthy eating in the evenings. It didn't use to be this way. I had a handle on snacking. I've turned into quite the cookie monster deciding to make Christmas cookies this year. I don't have to worry about that anymore as I've already eaten all our Christmas cookies. There are none left for Santa. Luckily, I am not an emotional eater. You, too, have a blessed weekend. We are blessed and highly favored of the Lord. Hang in there!

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LILYDOG11 12/15/2012 2:31AM

    Yes we are all feeling heavy in the hearts today. I don't think I am an emotional eater, I just cook for a husband and then eat what I cook, so I have been trimming my portion sizes. Also, I have a bad habit of sodas....there you have it. Have a Blessed weekend. emoticon emoticon

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gonna try to make this work!

Friday, December 07, 2012

I haven't been on in a while because I don't have a computer. I thought my new phone would make it easier to be on here but it actually makes it harder. I've got to try to make it work because my weight is the highest it's been in years. I went to the Dr today and she encouraged me to start writing everything down and to find support. Well this is the best place for both! She wants me to come back monthly for check ins. Hopefully next month is better than today! I did find out today that I have a vitamin D deficiency. Anyone ever dealt with that? I'm truly hoping that is the cause of some of my fatigue and that I start feeling better soon!! Ok I need to go, I have a Schnauzer demanding all of my attention!

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NADINEL 12/10/2012 10:02AM

    Hi! What I know about vitamin D deficiency is not much. I know you are tired. Not much energy. Sounds like you have a good doctor who is looking out for you.
Logging your food and water intake and your feelings is a really good idea. I am great at logging in my food and water. Not so much about my feelings. That's a problem for me since my feelings fuel my desire to stuff my face.
I hope you can get to the computer more often. It is good to hear from you. Enjoy your week! Have a Merry Christmas!
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NOCALORIES 12/7/2012 9:22AM

    Welcome back! You are a delight to Amarillo Sparkers. Stand tall and if an encouraging word is needed don't hesitate to ask. Have a pleasant weekend.

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LILYDOG11 12/7/2012 6:18AM

    Glad you are back, and this will be the best place to lose weight. I don't have a vitamin D Deficiency, but my Calcium is lacking, sorry I don't know what happens on a D deficiency. Good luck with starting back... emoticon emoticon

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