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Major Life Changes

Monday, May 19, 2014

It has been awhile since I have been here. I have gained 8 pounds and need to get myself turned around now! On May1st my coworkers and I were told our office which has about 350 people in it, will be closed by December 31st. WOW! I have been employed and worked in that office since March of 1977, 37 plus years. The good thing is that I will still have a job. The huge adjustment will be setting up an office in my home, in Wisconsin, in my and my husband's house. That means that I will be about 2 hours away from my home town and my daughters and grand kids. I can deal with that, but am having a very difficult time coming to grips with no longer being able to do all of the volunteering that I have done these past many years. There are local not-for-profits that are near and dear to my heart. Guess I'm surprised that I haven't gained more than 8 pounds. I vow that I will start tracking all of my food again and will try to overcome the stress eating that I have been doing. Please, if anyone has any suggestions, let me know. This is going to be a very difficult time of transition for me.

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JILL313 5/20/2014 9:09PM

    I have to be honest and I'm not completely clear what's happening with your present job. So, the office where you've worked for many years is closing but why does that mean you'll then be working out of your house and away from your DDs and GC? Do you just rent an office there? I assumed you worked for a certain company there. The Lady above had a good idea and maybe you could so some phone calling for the Charities you love. Stress and being tired always make me overeat. Exercising and mediating does help us relieve some stress. Having healthy snacks and no Junk food in my house really helps me as I don't have any willpower when it comes to almost anything sweet or salty readily available. I'll say a prayer of comfort & guidance for you. Take one day at a time and maybe start a food Journal so you'll get a better gripe on your trigger foods & emotional eating. . .I sure hope things go better for you.



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    I am sorry for all the changes. It is alot to take in. Can you do some phone volunteer work or knit for premies. I volunterr at our locla communtiy house and i love it.

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I Am Struggling

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SparkFriends - I am really struggling these days. My emotional well-being is at rock bottom. I am a stress eater and my weight loss journey is reflecting that. I feel so alone in this walk. One of my daughter's has taken advantage of me (actually stole money from me) and I was devastated. Splitting my time between two homes makes me feel like I don't have a place to call my own. I can't focus at work and just want to cry all the time.

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.DUSTY. 3/26/2014 7:08PM

    Is there a reason why you have to split your time? Why not just pick one place while you get back on track? You need to switch up your priorities and put you and your health first.

If your daughter lives at one of the houses time to kick her out. If not then you need to change the locks and install alarms. She's lucky you didn't call the police.


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SWEETLIPS 3/26/2014 6:29PM

    Please do not give up. Focus on what is good, what is real, find your faith for strength and ask for help outside of your home. I will pray for you and please stop my blog and read the Songs in the Key of My life, which may encourage you. God Bless.

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ARNETTELEE 3/26/2014 6:21PM

  I would love to help you if I can... don't give up.

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SparkFriends I Need Help

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Hi - I have really been struggling these past couple of weeks. I was attending a weekly support group that was holding me accountable for staying on track. The only two people that were really engaged and trying to do well were the leader and me. After much prayer and discussion with his wife, they decided to disband the group as he didn't feel he was helping everyone. When I got the news I cried and cried. I really need someone to hold me accountable every week. I have not lost any weight these past couple of weeks but not really gained either. What I am looking for is a SparkFriend that will hold me accountable every week. With the holidays rapidly approaching, I need to get back on track. Will someone help me, please?

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LKS2GAB2 11/5/2013 5:59AM

    We all need support, encouragement and motivation. Feel free to add me as a friend and/or contact me if you wish.
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RAINBOWCHOC 11/3/2013 3:56AM

    I'm here for you, let me know how best to help

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OXYGEN9 11/3/2013 2:19AM

    I know how hard it is to get back on track, I'm in the same place but I know emoticon One day at a time! You can contact me any time, good luck with your goals!

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PJ2222 11/2/2013 11:04PM

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Still on Track

Saturday, October 05, 2013

This is day 4 of this week. Still staying on track. Logging all that goes into my mouth. Hope to see a loss next Wednesday when I weigh in.

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SNOWYOGA 10/14/2013 8:24PM

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RAINBOWCHOC 10/6/2013 2:50PM

    your patience will be rewarded.

Well done for keeping on track

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BRASKIN 10/5/2013 8:36AM

  good for you! emoticon

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Today I Begin Anew

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I just came home from my weekly support group. No loss, but no gain either. I WILL lose in the next seven days. I need to get back "on track" and I will as of this minute! "I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me"!

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SNOWYOGA 10/3/2013 8:37PM

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RAINBOWCHOC 10/3/2013 4:46PM

    well done, keep on track and the results will follow

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