Overcoming a traumatic event
On Dec 31, 2015, I was held hostage in a home. The trauma and PTSD that brought to my life was unexpected and I was not equipped to deal with the fallout. Everything suffered... my home, my work, my emotions, and my weight. Food was my comfort a... Read more
It has been a very stressful week.
My employers changed information databases and we did not receive any training prior to the change.
One of my cases escalated and the kiddo intentionally put herself in harm's way.
Another case h... Read more
I am so thankful for SparkPeople. This program provides so much valuable information as well as a central place for me to track my progress. :)... Read more
Disneyland - Day 2
Well, I ade it through another day at Disneyland. At a couple of points, I felt upset that I had to be 'good' but I felt GREAT after I actually stayed on my plan. I overcame the challenges! Here is to another day at the happiest place on earth!... Read more
Disneyland... here I come!
Today was day 1 at Disneyland. No worries... I am still on track. I also walked over 10K steps today, and we were only there for 4 hours. Tomorrow will be a full day there, so we shall see how it unfolds. I am not worried, as there are several ... Read more
Staying at my in-law's house... challenges!
This weekend will prove to be a challenge. We traveled out of town to stay with my in-laws for 3 days. My mother-in-law is an adorable little Jewish woman, who has a mantra of "Eat! Eat!" Oy vey! To avoid this, we made two prep phone calls.. one... Read more
Stressed and nervous
Finally received word that the job is mine. Hopefully the money worries will disappear and we will be on the right path again. I start on Feb 19th... so I am counting the days! I am nervous about doing well...yet I am not emotionally eating! Ya... Read more
We did it!
I truly cannot believe it! The back porch is completely empty!!! David and I are exhausted, hurty, and relieved. The good news is that I was able to get my exercise completed, even on a major homework day.
David is a troopper... I adore him... Read more
More accomplishments today
Finally cleaned of the remainder of the back porch.
Lost 2 pounds over the week.
Kept my goals in check!
Stayed on my food and water program.
Woo Hoo! ... Read more
1) We can actually see that the back porch has a floor! We took down the tarp and moved all of the wood out. We will actually have a place to relax and BBQ! Making room for the fire pit!!! ♥
2) Walked over 11000 steps today!
3) Made a ... Read more
Back porch project... will this ever end?
Sooo tired. Worked on trying to clear out the back porch. We can actually see 'daylight' now.We move the scaffolding to the fence area, moved most of the lumber, and removed a lot of the junk. This project is killing me. I am tired, hurting, and... Read more
Cleaning off the back porch... FINALLY!
David and I are finally getting around to cleaning off the back porch. We have no idea what is back there, so we are looking at it as a treasure hunt. (We inherited the house from my dad.. I think he could qualify as a little bit of a hoarder!) ... Read more
Excellent day for walking
Today, David and I made our first walking trip to our Starbucks. We also took the long route, stopping by his mailbox. 3.7 miles and 75 minutes. Wow! Feeling tired, but really proud of us. ... Read more
Monday means homework
Wow... glad this day is almost over. I worked on homework for over 8 hours today, and I still managed to get out of the house and walk for 35 minutes. This current course is over and tomorrow I begin the next! I ♥♥♥ gaining my... Read more
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A Better Day! ♥
Today is starting out in a positive manner. That darn scale FINALLY moved! I have lost 1 pounds this week... no great, but it is better than gaining. I feel very healthy and have walked a LOT during the past week. I have cooked almost every mea... Read more