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Blog Challenge- Day 18

Sunday, November 17, 2013

18. One word that least describes me. Elaborate.

The first word that came to mind was "confident", but then I thought about it, and that was true of the old me... not the new and improved me. So, I guess the word that LEAST describes me is... weak. I have become a much stronger person over the past couple of years. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally too. I deal with my mental illness to the best of my ability and overcome the crippling effects of the every day pressure to be "normal". Exercising and being physically stronger helps to control my symptoms, which in turn gives me the emotional strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Some days I do feel weaker than others, but I know I have a core of strength inside me that cannot be broken again.


Cooper didn't really want to walk this morning, so we only did about half an hour. Then we went to my parents' house to help cut up the two crates of apples my dad picked. We cut up a LOT of apples. These are off their trees, so some sculpting was required on some of them. We managed to fill two stock pots with cut apples, and mom did one pot yesterday. She freezes the applesauce so they will have yummy homemade applesauce for a good part of the Winter. Mom had also been given a bag of clothes from a friend that was mostly size 8s. My niece and her friend took a few things, but neither one of them fit the size 8 jeans, so I am the proud owner of 3 new pairs of jeans. Woohoo! And I didn't have to spend any money. How cool is that!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDAWG 11/24/2013 8:23PM

    Great blog! For sure you are resilient, confident and have so much to be proud of - not the least is that you can fit into size 8 jeans!

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CRAFTSFAN1 11/18/2013 5:22PM

    Seems like there is balance in your life: Cooper laziness vs three pair of jeans.
You are one of my role models of a strong person.

Comment edited on: 11/18/2013 5:23:35 PM

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GOING-STRONG 11/17/2013 11:51PM

    Homemade applesauce... yum! I have applesauce every day warmed with a little cinnamon. A nice way to have my fruit and dessert too! Congrats on scoring 3 new pairs of jeans. When stuff like that happens it really puts a smile on your face!


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CHERIRIDDELL 11/17/2013 11:38PM

    SIze 8 jeans that is brilliant !

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EDENFELL 11/17/2013 8:45PM

    Woohoo for size 8 jeans! emoticon Feeling stronger is a great place to be. Have a good week. emoticon

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    HOW AWESOME A SIZE 8 !!! Did you EVER think you'd be DOWN to this when U first started??? That's soooo COOL !!

I have also dealt with a mental illness,,it "USED" to WIN, but NOT any more !!!! On that note,,,,,have you ever noticed how MANY MORE in the shrinks office are obese? Compared to the normal average out on the street people? I HAVE !! It's simply AWEFUL that A LOT of the meds,,, they can FORCE on us, DO THIS !! That's a "LARGE" (PUN????) of why I am where it is I am at !! For B4 the meds,,, and b4 ALL the steroids from the car accident,,, I was at 115lbs,,,and that was the MOST I weighed. HOW I WISH I had simply told them "NO" when I gained 10 lbs,,, and than found the one I am on,, a very old med,,,which ALL of mine are,,, nardil,,,, which they do NOT like to use, cos it has a ZILLION food allergies with it,,,, if you eat ANYTHING that's aged,,, and A LOT of NORMAL Foods are (bologna, pepperoni, saugage, most cheeses, some sauces, sour srault (? sp?) etc) it'll give you a heart attack or stroke,,, and it's NOT joking. I've been in the ER twice for this,,,on the verge of a stroke from having a TINY bit of caffeine,,, they did some test and told me "Even if you are NOT on this med,, ur body is now HIGHLY allergic to it, so NEVER Drink caffiened coffee,,, soda's,,, etc. AND I DO NOT !! the other one,,,I had forgotten that sauages were on the list,,, and had one at my Mums funeral. I was in the ER a few hrs later. UGHERS !! nOT OOL !!!

I am glad you've found something that'll help you out. :)

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MRSKATEDUVALL 11/17/2013 5:47PM

    You are an inspiration. I hope to find my core of inner strength.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/17/2013 5:21PM

    mmmm...homemade applesauce.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/17/2013 2:41PM

    Yummy!! I love apple butter too!

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