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not doing to good

Saturday, November 12, 2011

okay so when I m depressed or stressed or whatever this is what I do

1. I eat any and everything! check been doing that..
2. I shop... Check going broke!
3. all I want to do is cry.. Check Check..
4. second thing I want to do Sleep.. okay so I haven't been doing that only because I have two kiddos that need me! (and even more so now.. they still have there colds.. slowly seems to be getting better)
5. slack off on working out.. Check got that one cover 2.. I didn't exercise yesterday and one day last week I only half a$$ed it.

So yup I guess you can say I m not doing to Great right now.. and I know I'm making it worse by eating everything I can get my hands on. and this has been going on for about 3 days now.. well longer with the wanting to cry and sleep but anyways.. I've got to get out of whatever this is!

I hope everyone is having a good weekend! I m going to go do some more christmas decorating in hopes that it will help!

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CHANGING4ME49 11/13/2011 10:48AM

    Happy decorating! I love this time of year.

Don't give up on yourself. We all have periods that are rough. My weight loss hasn't gone as planned either. I have been nibbling on and off the past two weeks. Stress is a hugh factor. We both just need to work through it. So hang in there okay. You can get to where it is you want to go. You have the power. You have the strength. So come on, lets do this! You and I are going to have an amazing week. Make it count!! emoticon emoticon

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REBELBLITZ 11/13/2011 8:49AM

    Hope you are better today! Cheryl

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ZENNITH 11/13/2011 7:35AM

    My husband always tells me it's just chemicals in the brain and they will go back to normal soon. It helps me because I don't keep blaming myslef for feeling that way.
Keep blogging, I'm sure that helps, and enjoy the christams decorating emoticon

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WHOLEHEARTPAT 11/13/2011 12:37AM

    I think it's great you opened up to us instead of staying closed off and alone! Also, listing the things you do when you are depressed is one of the first steps to take when you're ready to break out of the cycle! You are going to make it!

Also, just to let you know, SparkTexas - The Official Team is a very ' 'happening' place to be! Why don't you consider joining us? You'd find lots of motivation and encouragement there, too!

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FLMOMX2 11/12/2011 9:04PM

    Stress is awful for many of us. I'm right there with you on stressful eating. This week, I and working on really controlling myself, and you can do it!! Big hugs to you

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WINNIE1978 11/12/2011 6:05PM

    I'm sorry that you've had a rough couple of days. I have no doubt that you can get yourself back on track! Hang in there!

I hope that the kids get better soon!

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SAMDJS 11/12/2011 5:51PM

    I think the eating thing is part of a vicious cycle. I've been doing that in spurts for weeks now. It's my fault, but at the time when I'm being a total pig - I don't really care.

You'll bounce out of it! We all do. Just hang in there.


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    Tara big hugs grlfriend! Is it the moon or something. I am ready to take a long vacation from my family besides Samuel and I have been crying all day. I am mad I can't exercise so it makes me want to do nothing. I am keeping my eating in control but I just want to sleep too. I am sorry one of my buddies feels badly too. So lets make a.pact that we will both do thirty minutes tomorrow! I would say today but I have unexpected company coming and still have two kids to pick up bring a friend of kid home and figure out dinner for my husband who again compared me to other wives. Sigh. I hope we both have a kick butt tomorrow! Take it easy!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/12/2011 4:19PM

    Big Hugs Tara! Hang in there girl!

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44ANGEL 11/12/2011 4:17PM

    I had a bad day yesterday. You should go read my blog. Today is the opposite. I'm actually starving myself buts it's not intentional. My schedule is all screwed up today. I had to meet with a friend at 8:30am for breakfast. That's a late breakfast for me. Came home. Finished the laundry, vacuumed the floors and hit the weights. Come to find out I wasn't even scheduled for ST today. but that's OK. I even jogged for 15 minutes. Everything got backed up. Missed my morning snack. Had a Whey shake for lunch and cottage cheese and a small apple for my afternoon snack. My stomach is actually hurting right now because I've only had a little over 800 calories and I need to get up to 1700. There's no way I can do that unless I eat like I did yesterday and I'm not doing that.

I guess you just need to figure out what the culprit is and try to change things. If your bored, you need to find something to keep your mind off of eating. I've been there so I know what I'm talking about. Make sure you are drinking your water and fill up on fiber.

Hang in there. I hope things turn around for you. make sure you get the support that you need to move ahead. There's NO looking back, only ahead.

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BDENSMORE1 11/12/2011 4:11PM

  At least you're aware of what your doing. Ask yourself, why are sad, what is making you stress out? Hopefully your stresses will deminish and you'll get back on track! emoticon

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CHARE0529 11/12/2011 4:09PM

    You are not alone! I have recently struggled with staying on track when it comes to taking care of myself. I had a great talk about it with someone really close to me and I felt instantly better. Your feelings and valid and you know what will make you feel good. Find something that motivates you and do not beat yourself up at all! We all face stressful times, you have support!

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week 12 weigh in.... 20 week challenge

Monday, November 07, 2011

Today's weigh in 321.7
last week 323.7
I'm down 2lbs this week and I have 21.7 lbs left to make my 50lb goal by Jan I need to lose 2.7lbs a week... I know I can do can do it!

So from here on out I need to work harder, and watch alittle better what I am eating. I know Thanksgiving and Christmas is gonna make things alittle difficult.. Its hard enough to not gain during the holidays BUT to Lose... wowziers lol So I guess we will see which will win out lol Me OR the Holidays lol
One thing that will help is if I eat someone else's cooking besides my family.. I say that because I was raised with our way of cooking and look where that got me lol its all too good but going to say the inlaws to eat.. they do things a good bit different so that makes it easier for me... I only like a few things lol And I don't mean that ugly or anything its just that every family does things differently.. has there own ways of cooking and there own traditions.

Good Luck and Best Wishes to everyone this week!!! emoticon

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CHANGING4ME49 11/10/2011 3:28PM

    Super proud of you!! You are doing an amazing job my friend! I have no doubt you will survive the hoildays and well. emoticon

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    Way to go on another loss Tara! You are doing awesome. I am putting my money on the fact that you will beat the holidays! I love the holidays as well and can't wait to decorate my house and start baking! I love the cookie trays that I give out to our family and friends. I love shopping, I love giving gifts, I love the magic of all the holidays bring to my kids. Ahhhhh, just thinking about the next couple of months makes me feel good.

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ZENNITH 11/7/2011 3:13PM

    You or the holidays? I'm with you on that one :-) emoticon

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CAROLYN_ROSE 11/7/2011 11:33AM

    Good Luck!! You can totally do this!

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I am Thankful for.....

Thursday, November 03, 2011

1 I am Thankful for being so Truly Blessed!

2 I am Thankful to have married the man of my dreams he is a wonderful, Loving, Caring, man and the BEST Father and Husband ever!

3 I am Thankful for my two beautiful, sweet, loving baby girls that God blessed me with! God knows I love them like crazy!!

4 I am Thankful for my Family!

5 I am Thankful for the Health of my Family!

6 I am Thankful for my House... (having a roof over my head)

7 I am Thankful for my Health!

8 I am Thankful for our Friends!

9 I am Thankful for Our Church!

10 I am Thankful for the being able to Walk. Something many take for granted.

11 I am Thankful for having a washer and dryer.. not having to go to a laudry mat.

12 I am Thankful for for having ac and heating in our home.

13 I am Thankful for having a indoor bathroom! ( NO out houses lol)

14 I am Thankful for being fourtune enought to have a car, one that runs and gets us where we need to go.

15 I am Thankful for being able to SEE all of the wonderful things God put here on earth for us all.

16 I am Thankful for for being able to Hear.. without I wouldn't hear my children play and giggle, or birds sing, my husband saying I love you ect..

17 I am Thankful for not having dirt floors.

18 I am Thankful for being able to pay our bills.. Thanks to my Loving Husband.

19 I am Thankful for being able to be a stay at home mom!!!

20 I am Thankful for that there are still some GOOD People in this world! I Pray that more see the light!

21 I am Thankful for Our ability to have children,,, there was a time We didn't think it would ever happen for us but God Blessed with two amazing little girls!!!

22 I am Thankful for all of those who have fought and for all thoses who are still fighting for our Country!

23 I am Thankful for my inlaws for treating me like family.

24 I am Thankful for The ability to worship freely!

25 I am Thankful for being loved!! There are some people who don't have anyone to be there for them and love them.

26 I am Thankful for having another day with my family.. you never know when your time is up or when your loved ones time is up.

27 I am Thankful for having so much to be Thankful for.

28 I am Thankful for having food on our table, it's heartbreaking to think there are people that don't.

29 I am Thankful for having enought wealth to have all the things we need! ( food, water, a home,electricty, ect.)

30 I am Thankful for each and everyone of YOU!!!! May God Bless you all!!!

This is just a short list of all the things I am Thankful for... the more we look around the more there is to be Thankful for.
Most of all I am Thankful for all the many blessing I have received! And I Thank God every chance I get for everything because with out Our Lord Jesus there would be NOTHING to be Thankful.. I mean after all we wouldn't be here.

And Ofcourse I am Very Thankful for SPARK People and all the wonderful people on here and everything this site has done for me!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/6/2011 7:17AM

    What a wonderful list!


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CHANGING4ME49 11/6/2011 6:53AM

    LOVE your list. I think I will do one too closer to Thanksgiving when I can really sit down and reflect on all my blessings. Great job!! Thank you for sharing and for being a loyal and supportive friend. emoticon

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TARAFROMTX1 11/4/2011 10:54AM

    Thank you all, and yes I do have a alot to be Thankful for. =-)) I pray that everyone has alot to be Thankful for!!!

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KATIBUG49 11/3/2011 4:59PM

    Boy you have a lot to be thankful for & make me stop to think about how we forget to say the things we are thankful for and show the people we are thankful to. Thank you for a wonderful blog to make me remember to be thankful.

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TURKEYCALLER 11/3/2011 4:56PM

    I am thankful that you wrote this blog!

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RGDSGAL 11/3/2011 4:56PM

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BONDMANUS2002 11/3/2011 4:55PM

  great job

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alittle funny for Thanksgiving..I added a few since last night enjoy

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Thought this was cute I had to share!!

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FLMOMX2 11/4/2011 8:04AM

    emoticon emoticon Great laugh to start the day

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ZENNITH 11/3/2011 4:37PM

    Thanks for that giggle emoticon

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TARAFROMTX1 11/3/2011 11:50AM

    Your all very welcome... I thought they were cute and had to share! What's life with out humor? And please do borrow if you like! emoticon emoticon

I agree with you Beth I hope it does add any unwanted lbs either! emoticon

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BBORDEN86 11/3/2011 11:48AM

    Those are too funny! Hopefully thanksgiving dinner doesn't pack on the pounds for ANY of us... I'm stressing BIG time about it.

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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/3/2011 11:41AM


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CHANGING4ME49 11/3/2011 11:23AM

    hahahaha Love it! I am so borrowing some of these. Thanks for sharing.

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SLFGOLF 11/3/2011 1:00AM

    I love it, thanks for sharing!

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NASFKAB 11/2/2011 11:44PM

  thanks loved it

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LESLIELENORE 11/2/2011 11:15PM

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Nov. 1st ... almost 4 months in and feeling GREAT!!!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I don't know what it is but I am having a great afternoon, I was able to get rid of my headache. I have been working out every second I get in between taking down halloween decorations, and cleaning house, pick up toys, ect. I've already gotten in 8 of my 10 glasses of water today,,, looks like I'll be getting a good bit more today. And all in all I am feeling Really good!!!! I love theses days and can't wait until I have more and more of them!

So many things have changed in the past about to be 4 months...

I feel so much better
I'm sleeping better
I have more energy
I am losing weight
I am losing inches
I have had several people tell me they can see I have lost weight! That's always a plus!
I can see deference, in my body and how I m feeling. Yes I still have a long way to go but it is working! And the more I see and feel the more it makes me want to do!! It is amazing... it definitely helps being able to see it and feel it!

And a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to all of you that have commented, and motivated me and well for everything. YOU all are Amazing!! And I am very grateful to all of you for the added strength you all give me every day! You all are very helpful, inspiring and motivating to me! And have been GREAT friends! Just so you know YOU all mean alot to me and I am Grateful!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BBORDEN86 11/3/2011 11:50AM

    You are doing absolutely wonderful!!! I still haven't gotten my motovation back. I'm 3 days into the month and have worked out twice. *sigh* Keep it up girl!!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/1/2011 5:18PM

    You are doing fabulous! So proud of you girl!

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CAROLYN_ROSE 11/1/2011 3:54PM

    You are doing great!!! Keep up the good work!

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