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9/21/11 10:22 P

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Well, my daughter and I went to visit with my son and his family this evening. It just kinda worked out - we were supposed to go tomorrow for granddaughter's b/day but my daughter in law has to work midnights - so I asked what they were doing tonight. I think my son was surprised that I had the evening free. We had a really good visit and Emma loved her birthday presents.

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9/21/11 9:22 A

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Marybeth, I have two kids as well, a girl and boy and I try to be as even as possible. They are both my babies. Some days they are as tight as tight can be and other days like cats and dogs. It's hard. I'm a single parent so I have to be the "EVERYTHING" in their lives and its so overwhelming and stressful. After my divorce I moved in with my mom and her husband (who is the only granpa my kids know and love) to have that back up system and support but I lost her this year to cancer. Now i'm alone with no back up system and it is scary. It has been a rough year. I also lost my granma a month ago. I was really close to her. I was her first grandchild. Just love your grandkids because that's all you can do. Grandparents are as important as parents to kids.

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9/20/11 10:58 P

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Well, when you only have two children and it is one of each sex, I try hard to give both equal attention. After they marry things tend to really change, and then the grandchildren come along so I am still learning about what it takes to be a good grandparent. Always some competition with the other set of grandparents. Well, nobody has ever said that life is easy right? Daughter is expecting her first, son has two children age 8 and 4. I seem to be giving my daughter lots of added attention through this pregnancy so maybe the other child is a bit jealous. who knows - I can only deal with my problems and not anyone elses.
I am a middle child - I was always the peacemaker and still tend to be that way in all my relationships.

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9/19/11 7:44 A

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I'm sorry Marybeth that your relationship with your son isn't as your's with your daughter. I think for most people there's alwasy a child that's closer than the other, same things with siblings.


Long-term Goal: To overcome my hesitation and stay focused long enough no matter what happens in my life.

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*30 min Exercise (and work my way up) 4 times/wk

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9/18/11 11:19 P

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Well, I am going to have a good week with my daughter. I only wish I could have the same kind of relationship with my son as I do with my daughter.

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9/18/11 12:19 A

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Well that sounds wonderful!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter and family! Close family is such a wonderful thing!!! Your gonna make some great memories!!:)

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9/17/11 11:04 P

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Thank you. I picked up my daughter this afternoon at the train station. She has come for a week's visit. There is much for us to do as we have a baby shower for her next Saturday and we are trying to fit in some family/friends visits while she is here.

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9/16/11 3:13 P

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Hello Marybeth! So great to hear from you! Sounds like you have a lot going on...but that can be a good thing!:) I see from your tracker that you are doing sooo well!! Just wanna say congrats and keep up the great work!! Hope you have a great day!!:)

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9/16/11 2:04 P

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Hello Melissa and Yesi! emoticon I am MaryBeth.
I'm having a crazy busy day. All my musical activities have started up and there is so much planning to be done. And I am heading off to work an 8 hour shift tonight so am now just trying to catch up on the computer before leaving.
TTYL

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9/16/11 12:12 A

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Nice to meet you yesi!!!:)

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9/15/11 8:58 P

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My name is Yesi.

Long-term Goal: To overcome my hesitation and stay focused long enough no matter what happens in my life.

Medium-Term Goal: Reaching my goal 5% at a time.

Short-Term Goal:
*Drink my water daily
*30 min Exercise (and work my way up) 4 times/wk

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9/15/11 5:44 P

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Yes, I'm so sorry....I don't know your real name....:) but you are right, everyday bring a new challenge, but I feel as though I can overcome them! I feel strong! Thanks again for the encouragement, it is always soooo helpful! Hope your doing well!:)

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9/15/11 4:20 P

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Hi Melissa! Glad to see you're having a good mental day and are out sparking. Each day will bring its own challenges but always remember why you're here and where you want to be. It will be worth it. You are worth it! Remember that always!


Long-term Goal: To overcome my hesitation and stay focused long enough no matter what happens in my life.

Medium-Term Goal: Reaching my goal 5% at a time.

Short-Term Goal:
*Drink my water daily
*30 min Exercise (and work my way up) 4 times/wk

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"Give TODAY your 100% effort, and after 365 TODAYS see what you have accomplished"


LEADER of O.D.A.A.T.
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9/15/11 12:04 P

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Good morning everyone!!! What a wonderful day today is! After my slip up last weekend, I am feeling even more determined and motivated then ever! Between having this drive in me and the wonderful support I get from the site, I feel soooo good about my decision to change my life! One day at a time is the only way to do it. Everyday is going to be hard when your trying to change your life, but it's soooo worth it!! just having a really good mental day, wanted to reach out to everyone....hoping everyone is having a good mental day also!! :)

Melissa

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