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Turning the Page


Wednesday, July 03, 2013



I'm so grateful for the opportunity to start 'fresh' every single day... it's literally like the analogy of turning the page. You can be in a moment or 'scene' in your book where things are pretty intense and difficult, challenging, but then you turn the page and you can see things turning around.

We are the directors of our own lives and while there are some things out of our control - we always have the choice of how we react to any events or circumstances.

I was pulled in a downward slump as I was overwhelmed with family matters - but I feel as though July 1st was like the turning of a page for us.

My oldest daughter is off to Florida for the summer - so a break for her. My youngest is proving to be making an effort where I can trust her again to be on her own. The things we take for granted at times I'm truly recognizing as amazing right now... like how my youngest is happier and making friends again. She's been following my instructions about staying in touch while out and checking in and of course coming home to an agreed time. Today was the first day - but it's giving me hope that perhaps the hardest moments are behind us.

Yesterday, I got to spend time with my friend and I have to say, he truly lifted my spirits. I felt great and as I left we exchanged texts and we'll be seeing each other again sometime next week. emoticon - I'm not sure where this is going and I'm not going to analyze it - but rather just enjoy the moments. For now we're friends who see each other when our schedules permit. It will be interesting to see what the summer will bring as we both may have a bit more free time.

I did 60 mins of exercise and stayed in my calorie range. It was the BLC weigh in today and I was down 3.5lbs from last Wednesday's weigh in - at 167.5lbs today. My weight had creeped up with the stress - but I'm almost back to my ticker weight (I haven't changed it because I'm hoping by next Wednesday I can make it move down a bit more).

I asked to be removed from Sick Bay and I'm ready to make Week 5 the best one yet for this round of BLC.

It truly feels good to be turning the page... soaking in the goodness that is once again coming into my life. emoticon emoticon emoticon for all your well wishes and prayers... they are working!!
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GABIBEAR 7/4/2013 11:27PM

    emoticon I am so happy for you Helene! God does listen to us and always responds to our cries for His help when things are just too much to handle! You deserve some "down" time and happiness - just soak it in! Happy 4th of July to you!!!

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BLKLILY 7/4/2013 7:35PM

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SPUNKYDUCKY 7/4/2013 1:52PM

    Glad to hear that you are turning the page! Sometimes a fresh start is what all of us need and crave! Happy 4th!

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MSLZZY 7/4/2013 7:16AM

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CAPECODBABE 7/4/2013 5:00AM

    So nice to see an uplifting blog! I'm so happy for you

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NEW-CAZ 7/4/2013 2:59AM

    I am so happy things are coming together for you Helene!
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COCK-ROBIN 7/4/2013 1:00AM

    Wonderful! And my prayers are still with you as well.

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MUSCLE-UP 7/4/2013 12:49AM

    Like how everything is starting to come together for you. That is so nice!

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REGILIEH 7/3/2013 9:54PM

    So VERY happy for you! I'm keeping those prayers going!

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4RASCALS 7/3/2013 9:15PM

    Glad that things are turning around for you. You so deserve good things to come into your life.

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NILLAPEPSI 7/3/2013 8:57PM

    emoticon emoticon New pages are good. A fresh start.

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KIPPER15 7/3/2013 8:52PM

    Glad to hear you have turned the page. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROL_31649731 7/3/2013 8:35PM

    I like your turning the page analogy--so true!!! Thank God for fresh starts . . . we all need them once in a while. Another wonderful blog--thanks for sharing! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/3/2013 8:29PM

    things look positive

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1CRAZYDOG 7/3/2013 8:21PM

    I am thrilled for you that things are turning the PAGE for you! HUGS and smiles.

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CHEFKATLEANER 7/3/2013 8:15PM

    I'm so glad to hear that things are looking positive for you again. :) You deserve all the good in the world.

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SHAWFAN 7/3/2013 8:07PM

    So glad things are turning around for you, sweetie. Hope that this summer will be a good one for you and your daughter. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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GOODLANDGAL3 7/3/2013 8:06PM

  emoticon emoticon You go girl!!

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