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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I have realized that I have been spending waaaay to much of my energy on others. I have not been taking very good care of myself. Nor have I been speaking my mind. Like telling people that now is not a good time for me to talk. Or, no, I can't help you with that. Or, simply, I need to not engage in situations that are going NO WHERE. I do believe that I am tired of offering help to those who ask for it, but then do not actually do anything to help themselves. I am going to say NO today. I am going to to experience the sheer joy of being today. I will do what I want. I will help if I want. I will not if I don't want. I am going to control my choices today! Yeah!

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BYHISSTRENGTH 2/11/2009 4:52PM

    Good for you! I believe that much of the health problems we face are directly related to that fact. We have to take care of ourselves otherwise we would be totally useless to ourselves and others as well.
Keep up the positive attitude.

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JARMOOZLE 2/11/2009 7:42AM

    emoticon Good for you! Sometimes we need to focus on ourselves a little bit more. I get those people as well.. the ones who ask for help but don't help themselves. Or you give them help but then put your advice down anyway. Very frustrating. Have fun controlling your choices today! You deserve the break emoticon

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I'm so tired.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So, I am starting to feel better with the strep throat thing. However, the antibiotics have really kicked in with a terrible side effect--intestinal looseness (if you know what I mean). I'm trying my best to eat anti-diarrhea foods (bananas, applesauce, and yogurt to put back some good bacteria), but boy am I wiped out. If this persists, I am going to have to go back to the doctor and switch antibiotics. I really don't want to have to pay another $30.00 co-pay. Why can't anything be simple? Or, work out the way it should? Okay, I know, Everything works out the way it should. I am not the one in control. Sometimes, it's just so hard to follow the Greater Plan. I'm just so tired today. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Lord, please be with me, take care of me, and help me get trough this day. Thank you for all my blessings. Especially my friends.


I have strep-throat!

Monday, February 09, 2009

I was in complete denial on Friday, ignoring my symptoms, working hard at playing with kids (which is where I suspect I got this nasty germ from). I crashed hard Friday night and woke up Sat. morning in major pain. Still, I went on with my day, pretending that it would all go away. By three that afternoon, I was at Urgent Care. By four, I was at the pharmacy, getting my HORSE pills. Geeze, I have a swollen throat! Huge pills are very hard to swallow when you have a swollen throat! Actually, by then, I didn't really care. I just wanted to feel better. It is so hard to cope when you feel like dying every time you swallow.

I am starting to feel better today. I slept most of the day yesterday. I am working today, hoping to make it through the day. Hopefully be back to my regular routine later this week.

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    I absolutley hate being sick.. right now i am sick with cramps.. If you know what I mean.. I hate being a women 1 week out of the month.. I would love to have a hysterectomy LOL.. I am hoping that you are feeling better, don't push yourself and make sure that you are not doing stuff b4 you are ready...


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  You will get better! Wonderful thing antibiotics. Saw your blog on the high blood pressure team then got here and saw you were in Cincy. I am in Henry County In so we are practically neighbors. Nice to meet you and any one who rescues animals is ok in my book. Please see my spark page.

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ARTHURTOM 2/9/2009 8:06AM

    Hope you're feeling better with the "horse pills". Found my way here from the Ohio team huddle. Keep up with your water and fluids and flush that funk out of you!


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MUGSYS_MOM 2/9/2009 8:04AM

    I hope you'll get well soon. emoticon

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Friday, February 06, 2009

For February: I will loose 5 more pounds.
I will achieve this goal by:
1. Consuming the low end of my calories 6 days per week,
2. exercising 6 days per week (6 days of at least 30 minutes of cardio and 3 days of strength),
3. making sure I eat 3-5 fruits and veggies everyday,
4. no fried food,
5. no treats until fruit and veggie intake is met,
6. and by telling myself 3 good things about myself everyday.
I am beautiful, I am strong, I am worth it, I deserve to be fit and healthy!

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PANZEE 2/7/2009 4:27PM

    I was just in Food for the Soul and read you post. You said to check out your blog so I did. You have very good goals and I'm sure you will do well. They are realistic and achievable. One thing that I see you have right, is to say something positive to yourself, that is the key right there.

Good luck,

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RUTHIEBEAR 2/6/2009 9:13AM

    These are fantastic and realistic goals. I know you can do this! I love #6 - You are worth it!!!! I am proud of you!
RUthie emoticon

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    What a terrific roadmap for success! You can't help but lose those 5 pounds this way...and don't be surprised if you come away like fruits and veggies more, too. WTG!!! - Sara emoticon

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I need some butt-kickin'

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Geeze, I have not been using the nutrition tracker regularly. Nor have I stuck to my exercise plan. I have not given up; I have just gotten lazy. I am writing this right after doing my exercises. I feel awesome! Why do I forget this? I think I need to sit down with myself and come up with some better motivation. I have too many people around me who love me the way I am. It makes it too easy to go ahead and have "another drink", or to order "whatever you want" when out. I have also been really lazy at home. It's just hard sometimes to come up with a meal, or to feel like eating beans and rice again. Excuses. Excuses. I want to know what it feels like to walk on a beach and feel good about how I look. I want to know what it feels like to know that I can fit into the clothes at "that store". I want to keep improving my timing in volleyball--so I can truly kick the other teams butts! I want to be a "skinny" girl (with curves)! I am going to make some small term goals for this month. I'll post them later.

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    I'm in the same boat. I could have written this myself. I think we have been so thrown off our routine with all the snow, school closing and illness that it's difficult to keep our long term goals a priority. Spring will be here soon so we will have more opportunities to exercise and be active outside. It seems like swim suit season is so far away but it takes time to lose weight and get those curves back. I need to stop going to the vending machine for candy after lunch. I was doing so well but have fallen off the candy wagon.

You will be a skinny girl and I can't wait!!

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    well like i say.. its all up to you! And things like logging in food and exercise and the doing it has to be a habit..! I know this cause been on here for a year and i have theses habits and now hard to break them so i plan food and exercise ahead of time and its jus a challange for me to keep going.. I know you can do this always tink postive case YOU can and will..! Hugs Geri

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