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Friday, November 04, 2011

now where to start.the fitgirlīs challange this week was to write ablog over what challanges you in this healthy lifestyle journey and what are you going to do to help you beat theese challanges.tzhe reason i donīt know where to start is that i have so many challanges that i donīt know which one to pick first.i guess the biggest challange is myself,lol.isnīt that always the case.i let things get to me or get in the way.i.e. if one of the kids are ill i use it as an excuse to eatand when i say eat i mean sweets etc.when we have something to celerbrate i eat,when i am feeling depressed(like with the fact my left eye is still not closing etc)i eat.when i am bored,i eat.get the picture I EAT.i let my emotions get the better of me and use my lack of will power as an excuse to eat.the hardest part about this is we have eat to survive but there is eating and eating and when i let it my eating is mindless eating.all i can say is i am glad i like my exercise or i would have never lost the weight i have lost so far(138lbs,hope that answers your question bev)and would be twice as big as i am now.i know you are all thinking wow 138 lbs lost and she complaining yes i am ,but to myself 138 lbs is great but if you knew that if i hadnīt kept pugging out whenever anythink came my way in the last three yearsi would be now at my goal weight(i have more than 40lbs to go)and more as i have lost the same 20-30lbs over and over again with my yo yoing.ok i can be kind to my self and say karen,donītbe too hard on yoursekf,loook how far you have come,look how much you have had to go through with thew kids health and your own.yes that is true,the kids social worker says she has no family on her book that has to cope with all the illness that our family has to cope with even the ones that has more than 10 kids,lol.but can i use that as an excuse shouldnīt i use it the other way that i have more reasons to eat sensibly and to get myself as healthy as i possibly could for myself and my children.donīt i even owe iit to them and myself.i know the answer to this is yes but like i said i am my own worse enermy and let stress through lack of time,emotions etc get the better of me.the key words here being THAT I LET.lol.

see i know where i am going wrong.i know it is down to me.no one can do it for me.so what is my plan of action.here it is as goes.wish me luck.
1.be honest with myself
2.before i put somethiong in my mouth as myself do i really want,need it?
3.if the answer is yes ask my self why,what reason for it?
4.be more aware of what why and where i eat(where is also important)
5.try distraction theraphy if nessacary.the house will be pleased to get more attention lol.
6.donīt bottle things up inside me ,blog about them if nessacary.
7.exercise more it always make you feel better.
8.be kinder on myself ,know that i am worth it.

well that is my plan of action,lets see if i can keep to it and get to my goal weight by my birthday which is may the first.should be feasible if i donīt let myself get in the way,lol.exercise should be easier now and i have no excuse as my husband gave me our wedding anniversary preasent early last night(our anniversary is 21st november)it is a crane run 8 treadmill so i have no excuse now,lol.thank you all for reading my blog as usual and i hope my blog will help you all think about your own challanges and how you can workout a counter plan as well.take care and keep smiling emoticon
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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/13/2011 1:18AM

    Karen, I enjoyed reading your wonderful blog !
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SISTERWINNIE 11/7/2011 6:53AM

    Yes, reading your blog was inspiring and I've just updated my Spark Page with new goals and plans. May Allah, (Most Glorious and High) help us along our paths. Thanks for being a great team member!

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BOGOTT 11/7/2011 3:00AM

    I so understand that mindless eating. I have been doing the same. Losing and gaining the same 5 lbs over and over again...So here is the plan of action. Following your lead I will not put anything in my mouth that does not belong there (sweets, chips, etc) for the next two weeks starting today...Lets keep in touch and see how things go. :)

Keep up the good work you are doing awesome!

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MILLISMA 11/4/2011 7:58PM

    Karen, you have a plan and I know you can do it. You have done such a great job and your on the home stretch!

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JO*ANNE*IE 11/4/2011 4:34PM

    A quick to let you know I have been thinking of you and hope you are feeling stronger each and every day. We had a winter storm in Connecticut and we lost power, cable, Internet for the past week : ( I am up and running again and was happy to hear from Precious YOU!! Know you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!!
Love and blessings,
Joanne
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JCARDINAL 11/4/2011 11:41AM

    Great plan of action Karen!

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/4/2011 9:31AM

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APIRLRAIN888 11/4/2011 6:52AM

    U can do it!!!!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/4/2011 5:58AM

    All the best to you, Karen, on your SparkPeople journey !
You are doing a emoticon job !
Take good care !

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/4/2011 5:11AM

    thanks sue you look great too i know you have seen me but i donīt want to take pictures of me yet till the paralise has gone from my face or i reach goal whichever happens first.i will be taking pictures when i reach goal paralys or not lol.before that i feel so self concious.

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SUSIEPH1 11/4/2011 4:57AM

    Woo Hoo Karen love, you have come such a long way!!
Love you anniversary pressy!!
You lucky girl you!!
Take your time my friend !!.
Make sure you are well enough to continue your weight loss to your goal!..
Actually I thought you are looking fabulous now !. Isn't it time we had another photo of you??
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JUDITH1654 11/4/2011 3:44AM

    You know, even if you weren't to lose another pound, not only have you come so far BUT you are much closer to your "ideal weight" than most others. I say don't stress so much about it, relax, enjoy the treadmill (by the way, I'm green with envy!) and love each day you have. As always, you're a blessing. emoticon

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THE-MORE-GIRL 11/4/2011 2:59AM

    I like how you turned your self-castigation into a plan of action instead. emoticon

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