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May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

All I can say is life will always have its ups and its downs...that is a reminder to myself to remember this is a journey and not a destination. My mom was diagnosed with cancer this spring; my younger sister is currently on a 72-hour hold at a psychiatric facility that my siblings and I worked very hard to get her into. Strangely enough...I had recommitted to the nutrition portion of my journey on May 1st...as have been going to CODA group meetings weekly and our task was to pick a long term goal and a short term goal...my long term goal is to lose 2-5 pounds a week until I am able to reach 160 lbs. So crazy that I was so close and then let it be ripped out of my hands. Food is how I have dealt with stress since I was 19 years old...I am 41 now. Hmm...On the plus side (not a pun even though I am in plus size attire) I did lose 3 pounds since the last weigh in. This week I will be concentrating on my fitness...last week was nutrition. For me I need to do little things...until I have them ingrained in my brain as a habit. I stopped drinking on October 9, 2013...in remembrance of the anniversary of my father's death 30 years ago that day...No problem with giving up the alcohol...however food is a major stumbling block as it is deeply entrenched in my collection of tools (poor tools) to deal with stress. Anyway...keep on trucking
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/10/2014 9:28PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom and sister. I think we can all understand how you feel. I would be completely stressed out too. I will send a prayer for them and you.Take care of yourself. emoticon

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DOILIEQUEEN 5/10/2014 3:40PM

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JOLENE662 5/10/2014 3:31PM

    Lots of wisdom in your post! I also need to focus on baby steps...consistency in small things seems to work better for me.

Blessing on your journey!

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