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Day 35-Back to finding a new normal

Monday, June 18, 2012

Last Wednesday I came home from work all amped up to do some 10 min workouts with Coach Nicole. I love those 10-20 min workouts on SparkPeople they help give me the change up that I need so I don't get bored. I was just lacing up my shoes when my daughter came into my room complaining of a belly ache. Felt her head and sure enough she had a fever. I checked her temp with a thermometer and she was 103. This of course was just the fun beginning by Thursday night she was burning a steady 105 which continued until Saturday, and by Sunday she was down to 102 in the A.M. and finally back to a nice 98.7 by late evening. Needless to say the last 4-5 days have not been about me. I haven't gotten the sleep that I require since I was up every 1hr checking temps, giving meds, starting baths, and recooling compresses. Not to mention going to the drs office to get poked and prodded. I didn't eat as well as I should have it was grab and go when I remembered and sometimes stuffing something not so good into my mouth because I was soooo hungry. The important thing is that Gracie is feeling better the full body rash she developed is even starting to fade, and that is the most important thing in my world. Am I frustrated about my actions yes, but I understand that some of my actions could have been prevented and some were out of my control.

I have no doubts in my mind that this journey is down right frustrating. I want to be all or nothing girl, I want to take diet pills, sign up for gastric bypass, buy whatever miracle is out there to make this journey speedy. The thing is I could do all of those things and maybe have quick and speedy weight loss, but I know that I wouldn't be able to maintain that weight loss....yet. I am still trying to sort out why I let myself get to this size, why I turn to food when I am stressed or sad, why I feel so inadequate when I look at myself in the mirror. I used to think being skinny was the answer to all of my problems. That if I was skinny I would love the girl in the mirror, I would be happy, have no problems with food, and life would be perfect. I can't say that I believe that anymore and I know that I must take the long frustrating journey to find the answers so I can make a life long change. I'm not fully there and I have my days where I am less then perfect but I am getting better at recognizing when I slip away from my goals so that I can tweak myself a little bit more.

I guess I am just hoping that I can find a new normal. I want my new normal to mean that I workout out 3-5 times a week, make healthy eating choices, start liking the girl I see in the mirror right now, and I would like my new normal to mean that I don't feel so frustrated on this journey. I guess these are my new short term/long term goals that I need to post where I can see them. I hope this journey gets easier but I know that since I am on day 35 and haven't given up even when I have slipped it's a good sign. Oh and I almost forgot I need to be blogging more! It really is helpful to blog about my day and I actually feel that I am held accountable because I don't want to disappoint! I feel at home on SparkPeople and the people I have met are truly one of a kind great people, so thank you my fellow Sparkers for welcoming me into this community!

Have a Great Day!
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MENNOLY 6/18/2012 7:13PM

    Take every day one at a time. Each day is the first one in the rest of your life. A clean slate that you can write on as you like. Every time you make good choices you will find it easier to continue to make good choices. Remember you are doing it for Gracie!

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SETAGOAL1 6/18/2012 12:51PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

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