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Sunday, February 16, 2014

I have been doing pretty well getting my eating under control. Exercise is sporadic at the moment but working on making sure I get at least 10 minutes every day. I'm really loving healthy smoothies and what a great way to get so many fruits and veggies in. I am focusing on what is important to me and getting away from spending so much time doing things that just fill the time. I have had a habit of eating my feelings but I think I've gotten that pretty well under control. I had a very bad day at work Friday and seriously thought about eating but knew that wasn't going to make me feel better and was able to "back away from the ledge". It wasn't even a struggle but it sure made me realize how far I've come. The scale hasn't moved lately but it will. I'm not worried about that. I'm focusing on being healthy and happy with who I am.

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/18/2014 12:12PM

    this is just plain


It all starts in the mind and you have taken those baby steps that will lead you to big things to come !!


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It's an adventure...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I haven't been active on SparkPeople for quite a long time. I decided in November 2012 that I need to get my act together. My divorce was completely finalized in November 2012 (divorced in March 2012 but the settlement part didn't happen until the beginning of November 2012).

I have struggled with the divorce and feeling worthless and struggling with being rejected...even though I left him. Therapy has done wonders but I still struggle from time to time. Today is one of those days.

I have learned and continue to learn about myself and why I do the things I do. I am an emotional eater (you name the emotion, I'll eat it! lol). I'm working on that. Sometimes I do better than others. I'm trying to not beat myself up when I fail but to love myself unconditionally. I know this is a journey not a race. I am determined to finally be happy with myself and take care of myself FIRST rather than put myself last (or not at all). I am inspired by so many that have been on this journey and are ahead of me and willing to share their experiences. I am motivated by those who have struggles but keep at it. They understand not every day is easy but do what they can to keep moving (figuratively and literally).

I am going to do this and every day, even when I struggle, I will do ONE thing to move me toward loving myself more.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/21/2014 12:30PM

    Great blog and it shows some really great insights into what motivates you!

You might check out IOWL Team.

Inside Out Weight Loss (IOWL) is based around overcoming those "internal" issues that stop us from achieving our goals (weight loss or otherwise!!)

The team is quiet, but you will find links to free podcasts by Renee Stephens there a wealth of information on past threads and members always ready to "support and be supported" when needed.

It has been a great help for me - although I have been listening for years and making incremental changes...for whatever reason, this year is the year that it seems to all be "falling into place" so to speak!!

Go figure! I'm glad I did not give up!!


“Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand the process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away.” -Bryant McGill

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 1/14/2013 10:51AM

    that's ok and venting is good ! I too struggle with turning to food when stressed, bored, and upset and happy also . Emotional eating is always been a challenge for me . You need to come here to SP next time and blog and talk to a friend and take small steps to help change ! It's hard but in time you can work on it. Remember its not perfection but persistence and perserverance !!


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A small derailment but I'll make it through

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I will be having surgery on my ankle over spring break this year and will be down for three nothing! (The bone in my heal grew out so it's rubbing and stretching my achilles tendon AND there is a large, quarter sized piece of bone broken off and scraping my tendon. Oh, there's also a spur on the bottom of my foot.) Then there will be three weeks of therapy. The surgeon said I should be good to go in three months. THEN as school is getting out in June (just when I'm good to go with one ankle), I'll be having surgery on the other and the same routine. SO, training this summer for next summer isn't going to go so well, BUT I will keep my eating in check and do what I can, when I can. This has been three years coming (there's an awful lot of three's!) but I'm ready to be done once and for all. I'm really excited about walking without pain and bike riding and dancing!!


Training for RAGBRAI 2010

Monday, January 05, 2009

It's time to start preparing for RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa) in July 2010. We are working on a group going and I plan to ride the entire ride. The more fit I am the more fun the ride!

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MELBA81 5/3/2010 3:04PM

    way to go! emoticoni also plan to do ragbrai - but only one day. good luck!!

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MIDWESTMARCIA 7/26/2009 12:57AM

  I am planning to do ragbrai next year for the first time. Is there a spark group for ragbrai 2010? Sounds like fun!

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Doing well with the eating just have to get off my backside and move!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I've been taking care of my MIL for a few weeks since she fell and isn't able to get around. I go to her house when I get up and don't come home until I get her settled in bed. It makes for some very long days. There isn't much to do at her house, I clean and do her laundry but since it's just her, there's not much to do besides make meals. I think I'm going to try to go for a short walk twice a day (I won't be gone long so she'll be ok and I'll get in some exercise I desperately need). DH is out of town for the week so DD will go with me and hopefully not be too bored. I am hoping to have a yard sale Friday and Saturday if I can get a niece to stay with her those days. I got so much cleaned out of my house, priced and in the garage ready to sell I really would like to have it gone. Mentally I feel so much better without the clutter. The summer hasn't turned out as I had planned but I'm rolling with the changes. I WILL get in the exercise habit before going back to work.


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