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Friday, March 08, 2013

It's been a great week even though I have gone over my calorie budget a few times and under my fitness goals. I've lost half of the weight that I gained on my 2 week California vacation and I have managed to track my food every day. Yesterday was difficult since I ate dinner at my Mom's and didn't get home until after midnight. But I did it!

It was also very stressful. My mother received a phone call that my other brother (not the baby brother who is down here visiting) is separating from his wife of 10 years. They have 2 young daughters 4 & 7. Very sad news and even though we've known it was coming for quite awhile the official news really upset me and I had a very hard time sleeping. So I'd definitely appreciate prayers. It will take a miracle for that marriage and family to be healed.

PS... The cold is mild, and I actually felt better yesterday and today AND the roof next door is done, so at least those stressers are better =)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARRIE1948 3/9/2013 12:03PM

    Good to hear you sounding so chipper

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SCHNOOTIE 3/8/2013 11:23PM

    There's nothing like prayer and family bonds to help us get through the tough times. I know you can be there for them, at least to give them some hope. It was nice getting to know you better through this challenge, though. :)

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PEPPERMINT125 3/8/2013 8:45PM

    Prayers for your brother's family. But good work on sticking to your tracking this week.

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KMICHA 3/8/2013 3:05PM

    WTG!! You're doing great!!! Keep up the good work!

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POPSY190 3/8/2013 2:42PM

    emoticon on your successful week despite the stressors. emoticon

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    Sorry to hear about your brother's marriage. Glad you are feeling better today.

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BETHICANFLY 3/8/2013 9:45AM

    You've accomplished a lot this week to celebrate and give yourself credit for! When we try to change too much at once it's overwhelming, at least it is for me!! So I think you've done great. I'll be praying for your brother and his family. I hope you can release it, do what you can, and know what is beyond your control. May you find peace in the midst of all of it.


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JAMARIGOLD 3/8/2013 9:14AM

    Congrats on tracking your food every day in spite of everything that's going on in your life. Good for you!
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TERESA159 3/8/2013 9:13AM

    That is bad news but it's his issue and not yours so keep it in perspective and help him and those kids in any way you can. That's all you can do!
Glad to hear about the weight loss even though you weren't perfect this week. It doesn't take perfection, just being good enough to make the difference. Just think what you could have lost if you had stayed on track! Something to think about.
Hope you have a great and healthy weekend.


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AMYTRIPP 3/8/2013 8:09AM

    I'm glad you're feeling better!

It's so hard when a family breaks apart, especially one with young children. I think all we can do is really be there for the little ones as they try to sort out their new life and roles.

Congrats on the weight loss!!

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