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I remember.....

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Lately with losing my mom, I have a lot of memories that come flooding back. I am a lot like my mom, and though nobody will say it directly to me....one of the many things I inherited from her was a lifelong battle with my weight.

I remember growing up and going to Weight Watchers meetings with her. She would always make the trip to town a treat, a fun outing for us. I remember her having the scale out and measuring everything.....even making hamburger patties to have on hand. I have to imagine it was very difficult for her with a growing family on her hands....but she was so dedicated.

I think that's why she was always the first to tell me, "i think you need to do something about your weight". And, she was right (even though I never wanted to hear about it).

So now, I carry on with those memories and with her voice in my head encouraging me to take care of myself and eat healthier. .........

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 6/6/2014 12:25AM

    I am so very sorry to read of your loss. Sending you a huge hug

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Can this really be a goal?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

How did I get to the point where getting "down to 200 lbs." was a good first goal here? Somewhere in the last several years, I went way off and gained WAY too much weight. Over a year ago, I started this and was showing and feeling like I was succeeding.

But, then....I lost my mom to stroke related complications (I think she must have been my best friend, and certainly the one who really pushed me to lose weight) after months of watching her suffer and faced a housing crisis. Over the past several months, I've worked my way through major anxiety issues (mainly from these losses/changes) and quite frankly, I know I have a lot to be proud of....and am blessed by a remote few people in my life who stuck with me through this. Of course, there were also people who were uncaring, blunt, and heartless....but I don't focus on them. I focus on the good.

All that through me off. I am an emotional eater....so you can only imagine how I did weight wise with all this. I'm glad to be back here, but know it's mainly because I feel I have to make changes to be healthier...... and feel better about myself.

  
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SUNDAYSHERE 7/3/2014 4:39AM

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DELIA38961 6/4/2014 10:45AM

    im an emotional eater also ( im trying to conquer that ) I know you can achieve your goals

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IMAVISION 6/3/2014 7:12PM

    Focus on the good --- i like that attitude.

God bless!

Ima

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SIOL55 6/3/2014 4:39PM

  emoticon emoticon Now it is time to take care of you. Just follow the principles of SP and you will succeed!

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SINGLEGAL3 6/3/2014 12:36PM

    Thanks for your responses and encouragement.

Alihikes - I am so sorry for what you are going through. Remember to take care of yourself as best you can - I know how hard it is to do that when you are struggling with worry and uncertainty - and watching someone you love go through so much. (Hugs) to you! emoticon

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ALIHIKES 6/3/2014 12:03PM

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Like you I am an emotional eater, and I am so worried about my mom who is in hospice. OF COURSE intellectually we know that overeating junk doesn't help ease the pain. We just have to unlearn bad habits, and take small steps toward adding healthy habits!
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TRAVELGO 6/3/2014 10:23AM

  You can do it. Just stick with Spark People and keep tracking EVERYTHING!!!

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MAINEALI 6/3/2014 10:04AM

    You can do it! Keep thinking of your Mom as your inspiration! You might think about making your goal 199 instead of 200. It sounds better! Good luck to you.

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GOLDENRODFARM 6/3/2014 9:32AM

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chaos continues....

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In my last blog, I said I was 'coming back'.....but it didn't work that way. My mom had a stroke a few weeks ago and it has been a stressful time. I have to keep reminding myself of how happy she was when I said I was doing this, and how we'd have conversations in which she would say, "it sounds like you are doing this the smart way."

I HOPE I can get myself back on track......

  
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IMAVISION 6/3/2014 7:13PM

    You can!

The choice is totally in your hands!

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God bless!

Ima

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BARDIC_GRRL 6/5/2013 7:18PM

    Push on through! You can do this! And we're all here to help.

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MOM2ACAT 6/5/2013 3:46PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she has as complete a recovery as possible.

Don't give up! You can still do this, even if you can't give it 100% right now, just do the best you can.

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CELEST 6/5/2013 1:38PM

    Really sorry to hear about your mom. You CAN get back on track, just dont try to do it ALL in one go. Start with maybe one or two small goals and when you have them mastered, add another one or two. Soon you'll be swimming again.

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*RENEAT* 6/5/2013 1:31PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. You need to do this for you though because as a mom I know she wants you to be healthy and happy! You can do it!

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Coming back.....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Yeah - I went on hiatus for a while. About 1 1/2 months ago my mom ended up moving into a nursing home.....with that came sadness and stress....and well, you can just guess what that did to my diet as an emotional eater. Now she's doing better and adjusting, and I remember before she took her sudden turn for the worse....how she really encouraged me on what I am doing on here.

....I need to come back and get myself back on the healthy track.

So, starting tomorrow, I'm going back to tracking my food and getting on some kind of exercise plan. Hopefully I stay on it better and more consistently.

  
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ELLENIRENE 4/25/2013 8:32AM

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MOM2ACAT 4/21/2013 5:12PM

    Welcome back! I remember when my mom had to put her sister in a nursing home, it's a very emotionally stressful thing to go through.

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TINADEE86 4/21/2013 1:45PM

    You can do it! We are here to help push you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUNNING-TURTLE 4/21/2013 11:39AM

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ankles 'deflated'....!

Monday, February 18, 2013

For the past several years, I have looked at my ankles/lower legs and known they were 'fat' like the rest of me! But yesterday - I was sitting (On the floor!!) - and just randomly looked at my lower legs, and realized they've even lost weight! They looked skinny! (Well - maybe not 'skinny' - but not 'FAT'!!

It was one of those moments when I realized what a toll this weight has really taken on my overall health. Just eating healthy is a reward for me....and seeing the individual things like this that my better diet has an effect on.

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PATSYB7 2/19/2013 6:37AM

    Congratulations! Your hard work is paying off in many ways. Keep going! emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 2/18/2013 10:43PM

    Isn't it amazing how our bodies are changing and we don't even NOTICE how much until a revelation like this?!? Good for you for hanging in there and making it happen!

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