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surgery is behind me !!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Two days ago I finally has long needed surgery in the joint of my big toe, where it attaches to my foot. They were able to do the 'lesser' surgery so I should regain full motion and be able to walk/run/lunge pain free. I am counting on it as while waiting and fretting over this surgery I have gained over 10 pounds. No excuses. Just ate myself crazy and can't even fit in the shorts I bought to get on over my cast/shoe/boot.

So it is time to get my self back on track with the eating. And then, when allowed, get my butt back to exercise.

Pain was worse than I expected but is way better now. I am doing everything the doc least as I remember. LOL when in doubt, I don't do it.

I should have additional motivation this time, as I have a class reunion later in the summer. I need my spark friends' help.

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CIERAPOET 5/19/2013 1:34PM

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Well I'm here to motivate you to keep moving forward. I pray that you are TOTALLY Restored by The Lord's Healing Power Quicker Thank Expected In Jesus' Name! He's faithful to us ALWAYS. All things ARE possible WITH God!!! emoticon
Thank you for Sparking by!
Love & Blessings!
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    I am glad all went well and hope that I can help if you need me! Did you go to the class reunion? If so, I hope you had a great time!



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PUGRAD1995 5/17/2012 11:05PM

    Hi Sherry, wasn't sure what kind of surgery you had-so wanted to check in. I can relate-had total knee replacement 18 months ago and then back surgery 8 months ago. They claim ortho surgery is the most painful-and I would agree. Take care-and then maybe you can dance down with Richard!

Do everything they tell you too! Diana emoticon

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ALMONDFACE 5/17/2012 5:05PM

    Dear Sherry,

Hope your toe gets well and you would be able to move perfectly! about surgery and all the stress that comes with it, that could cause weight gain and not to mention the pain killers that they may have put you on. Pain meds cause weight gain too.

For now, you may consider exercises that do not put stress on your legs, like upper body exercise.

emoticon all the best in your recovery.

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I am overwhelmed by my sparkfriends!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A short while ago I actually sent a mass email to one of my teams about my recent nonstop binge. I expected several responses and wouldn't have been surprised to find as many as 15. Well..let me just say that I am glad I sit down when I get on the computer and check SP. I would say I have had well over over 100 responses...and this was to just 1 team...I am overcome with feelings...I just can't describe it. Good advice, just simple, "I am praying for you". or "I understand". "I've been there". So much love, support and encouragement.

Now..have I gotten back in control.. nope..BUT I have been on vacation and I am not back and have read even more sparkmail and am now sitting now and getting myself mentally, physically and spiritually ready. I am back as of now.

Thank you so much to all of you who have offered your support, love, prayer, encouragement, advice. I hope I can be of help to each one of you.


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    I can't believe I am the first to post to this! What a wonderful feeling that must have been for you and I am so happy that your group was so supportive. That, to me is the best part of Spark People! emoticon

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I realize that this is a spiritual journey for me.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

As many of you know I began leading and participating in a Firsplace4health Bible study. I have an unofficial mentor to help me lead and keep me accountable. She has made me realize that my eating habits are, indeed, a spiritual battle. As she put it, this is the thorn in my side. I realize that it holds true for me as well. It will be a lifelong battle and the only way I can succeed is to accept that and turn it over to God.

By 'turning over to God" does not get me off the hook. He has given me freedom to choose. I choose Him in my life, but not in the area of food.

In the past I have thought of giving something up for Lent, but could only think of food items. I always felt a little guilty, as if giving something up for lent that might help me lose weight, was rather self focused and not God focused. As I have come to realize that this is a cross I bear, I need to rely on God to help me bear it. Therefore I am turning my desire toward Jesus and focusing on Him to help me learn to bear with this.

I am not making it simple for me. God will make it simple for me. Thank you God! I am giving up sweets and diet soda for Lent. This is HUGE for me, but nothing is too big for God. I have learned he wants me to cherish my body and that the devil is more determined than ever to interfere.

For the first time, a sacrifice for lent is really to focus on Him and not me.

Please pray for me during this journey.

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CHATTIEGIRL 4/12/2012 8:55PM

    Hi Sherry;

For Lent I gave up candy and stayed strong and did not eat a piece. Will not eat a lot anymore and keep it too a couple a week. I hold myself accountable for this body to be strong and healthy as it is God's temple. Have always stayed away from bad things people put in their bodies and always said i would not defile his creation. So as long as we look at our bodies as God's we can do wonders to keep them healthy. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 3/4/2012 10:29AM

  I really like what you said on your main spark page: "I believe I am to be a good steward of the one body God, the father, has blessed me with." And what you said here that He wants [us] to cherish [our] body [and treat it properly].

I needed to be reminded of that. Thank you.

God bless you.

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/20/2012 1:10PM

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You're right--turning it over to Him doesn't let you off the hook but it does give you the strength you need to succeed!

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overkill and new plan

Monday, February 06, 2012

OK...I have been doing SP for two years now and love it...ut I seemed to lose my motivation and needed a change up. so I started leading FIrstplace4health Bible study. I know that I need to rely on God for this all areas of my life and weight loss/maintenance is no exception. And since I have gained the last two weeks and realize I am rather out of control with my eating, again, I decided to make another change up and went back to a Weightwatchers meeting today. I know that this is tooooo much focus on weightloss and not balance, but that I also need a change up.soo...

The new plan.

I am going to get on SP only once per day, to log in, check on my buddies and read one article. Maybe log my fitness.

I am going to start tracking by hand so I can share with my Bible study group.

I am going to count freggies and points rather than calories.

Continue to try and change from diet soda to water. This is a constant challenge for me.

So....buddies, I still believe in SP with my whole heart and am going to be getting on here to support you, but I need to spend less time on my butt on the computer and more time moving..and I just need a change.

Still need the support though.

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 3/4/2012 10:18AM

  I also find that tracking WW points by hand using a small notebook as food journal is less time-consuming and less complicated than tracking by computer, though I personally am not very good with computers. And, as I am not currently a member of WW, Spark People is invaluable for me to get the support I need.

Wish you success in finding the balance you seek for your life. God bless you.


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RUNNERRACHEL 2/7/2012 8:28PM

    Ok! You have to do what's right for you! I know that too much time on the computer can take you away from what you need to do! You'll still have the support!


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RSTOLTZFOOS 2/7/2012 8:40AM

    So goes for me. Wish I wouldn't spend so much time on the computer. emoticon And find a way to balance myself with my family and their needs.

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KANOE10 2/7/2012 7:17AM

    Good luck Sherry..You are wise to make changes in your life to regain the control that you need.

Your plans sound great and I think you will do well. emoticon

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SCTRACKER 2/6/2012 8:03PM

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CITYGIRL27 2/6/2012 4:59PM

    I totally understand. I too love SP, but I'm trying to do similar things. Move more. Sit on SP less. Like everything, it's all about balance!

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stress eating

Friday, January 27, 2012

Oh brother. I have not had a good eating week. If you view my tracking chart, it won't look as bad as it is. I occasionally get tired of tracking so much food, especially when i am not measuring and just guessing. Let's just sum it up as a 'binge' day. I have stressed over trying to give up diet sodas. My body just doesn't want to but my body, my soul, my spirit does. Then, on top of that, I am stressing over one of my children's poor decisions. This one has a history of poor choices and this time it may seriously affect on of my precious grandchildren. that was enough to make my eat more than I can remember. Please keep me and my family in prayers at this time.

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DDHEART 1/29/2012 4:44PM

    You are in my thoughts...the stress is creating more stress but you know and understand what's going on so you can take control. First step is to take a moment to remind yourself what/who is important...the answer to that is need to treat yourself well...take care of sounds as though there are others who will benefit from a calm and healthy you. Deep breath friend and this is the beginning of another week! emoticon

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KANOE10 1/28/2012 8:22AM

    Sherry, It sounds like a rough week of stress. I think the hardest thing to do is to watch your child make poor decisions. I am sorry you are going through such a hard time.
Try to take care of yourself as much as you can during your stress. Eat as healthy as you can and don't be hard on yourself if you are not perfect. Try to get a walk in.
You are doing well to post and express your feelings.
My best to you and hope you are feeling better.

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MJRVIC2000 1/28/2012 7:46AM

    Hi Sherry! Two things I have learned that have been helpful to me: 1. Plan your meals ahead of time will help YOU stay within your goals. 2. I have learned that I do not have the power to control what comes at me from outside of me, but I do have the power to control what comes out of me and how I choose to deal with stress, etc. You too have that power! Learn how to use it correctly. God Bless YOU, Vic.

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SCTRACKER 1/27/2012 10:02PM

    Praying that you receive God's peace and that His will be done in your child and grandchilds life. emoticon

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