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10/4/14 12:45 P

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Hi everybody! :) I'm starting all over again. Literally. Just got dumped from a 7 year marriage yesterday. I should be sad I think, but I'm not :) I feel like I got my freedom back. emoticon

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7/13/14 5:56 P

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emoticon Hi Team! Just a quick hello! I found this inspiring young woman who give practical and common sense advice on organizing! She's motivating and happy! Give it a try, watch a video or two and you'll see how good you feel once you get going! It really is possible... another step in feeling good!
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emoticon Hi Team! When my kids were younger I used to go on 5k's and do "fun" free things that helped others... Just another way to pitch in!
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Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. Betty Smith

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So tired of always being the bad guy when I'm the one who raised all my fabulous smart girls alone for the past 16 years! Still going to court for support and he still doesn't pay because he'd rather pay his attorney to keep fighting me, while I pay for braces and everything else under the sun. He doesn't even send a Christmas present or birthday presents let alone ever visit. He lives 20 minutes away... lazy, ugly A hole!!!! sorry... ah, that felt good! Enjoy your weekend!

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8/21/12 4:00 P

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Good Afternoon.

Didn't do much over the weekend except walk the PNE fair until my feet hurt but negated any weight loss eating BBQ Ribs, cotton candy, mini doughnuts and spiral fries. So worth the 2 lbs to see how much fun my son had however. Meeting with my personal trainer tonight and Im right back on track.

Have a great day.

Elaine

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8/17/12 9:36 A

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Good Morning All,

Got in a total of 75 minutes of walking yesterday and my weight was stable this morning. Yeah! Going dancing with a friend tonight - first time in 4 years - and really looking forward to it.

Aiming to keep my carbs low today.

Goals today
1) Two 30 minute walks
2) Anytime I'm feeling bored/hungry at work, drink a glass of water and walk up and down the stairs.
3) Get an upper body workout in

Elaine

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8/16/12 8:20 A

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Good Morning All,

New day. New Start. Gotta love that. Have a great day!

Elaine

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8/15/12 8:45 A

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Good Morning all,

I seems to have injured my knee - pulled muscles - sitting down at the computer. I'm feeling old now. I was hoping to get in a morning, lunch and evening 30 minute walk but I'll have to settle for upper body weights. Still positive. Planned my day, prepacked my lunch. Had a bit of a binge for dinner because I didn't pack a before dinner/afterwork snack. Doing that today to try and stop another binge.

AMY - You can do it!

I'm really looking forward to today.

Elaine

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8/14/12 9:08 A

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Good Morning Everyone,
I'm glad you tried those Brownies Janine. I was eyeballing them too but after your comments, I think I'll pass.

Yesterday, I got in my lunch walk but the bowling alley was revarnishing the lanes so we couldn't go bowling. Today's goal is going for a walk on my treadmill for 30 minutes this morning, walk at lunch, and having my butt kicked by the personal trainer at the gym.

On a personal note, I got a text message from my ex boyfriend. He wanted to drop his daughter's used scooter off to my son. He hasn't seen or made an effort to see my son in 4 months and I don't want my son thinking this guy is coming back so I said no to the scooter, after which he verbally text attacked me. I am so glad I broke up with the guy. He is toxic. I am so thankful for everything I have in my life and he made me realize even more how thankful I am.

Anyway, it looks to be a beautiful morning. This is the Year of Me - meaning I am going to make a sincere effort to improve everything about myself this year. Thank you ladies for posting. It is very encouraging to know I am not going through this journey alone.

Elaine

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8/14/12 8:46 A

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That is GREAT TIAONYX1!!!


I love stepping on the scale the days I feel lighter even if its only a couple ounces. That makes me so motivated to keep trying. emoticon

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Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.


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8/13/12 3:32 P

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Conquered the Ground Grind with my 4 year old. Was hard work but lots of fun. Down 4 oz today. Very motivating. Today's goals. Walk at lunch and bowling with my son after work.


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8/12/12 2:44 A

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OK, another wow! I didn't realize that these blogs are a few months to one year old! I guess my comments are kinda obsolete.... Is this team still active? :-)

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8/12/12 2:34 A

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Wow. I was just going to put that I struggle to actually drink eight glasses of water a day, and I see that there are a lot of hurting mothers on here. I am new to this site, and this is my first time reading the blogs for this team. My story is also one of struggle, which continues. I do not want to go into it right now, and the reason is because I am trying to move forward and improve our lives. I try not to dwell on bad things that happened in the past, because they are in the past! Sometimes it is hard not to put things on replay, and wonder how they could have gone differently. But all the time spent dwelling on negative things that we cannot change is taking time and energy from what we can change: right now, and the future. What I do know is that all single mothers are unbelievably strong, and we struggle on a daily basis to do what our kids need from us. To Kendra, struggling to find herself: Sometimes the best thing we can do is take the focus off ourselves, and focus on helping someone else. Maybe instead of "finding yourself", just hustle and do what ever it takes to make a safe happy home for your child, a place of your own, a job that meets your needs, fresh air and exercise for that baby, and work as hard as you can to make sure your child has nothing but good memories. And don't stop, don't give up. Just keep going, no matter what. Before you know it, you will realize that it's been a long time since you sat down and thought about finding yourself, because it came to you naturally, while you were focusing on meeting the needs of your child, and putting yourself last. It is so hard, and sometimes I feel like giving up. And I go in the bedroom, and let myself cry. But if my little one comes toddling in, it's all smiles. I won't have her be scared, wondering why is Mama crying, when she's the one who has to take care of me. I do whatever I have to do to make sure my child knows only happiness. I don't care what it takes. It's not about me anymore. It's all about her! :-)











































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5/16/12 9:57 P

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From one Kendra to another,
What you need to remember is that a healthy mom = a healthy child. You are doing the right thing by reaching out for help and doing what is right for you and your child. I had my daughter when I was 24, her dad and I split up, I moved in with my parents. It is hard when you have two sets of parents in one home. At 26 my Mom died suddenly, every day I wish I had her back and the year after her death was the most challenging. My Dad drank non stop and I had very little help if any. My daughters Dad was using drugs off and on and I had to switch careers just so i could have a 9-5 job so my daughter could be in day care. In less than a year I got my own place and shortly there after my daughters Dad committed suicide. Through out all this I had awful anxiety attacks, I finally addressed them when my doctor said to me "how can you have a healthy body without a healthy mind?". Today I am 32, I have a beautiful, healthy 8 year old girl, a very strong and promising career, I live comfortably and we are even going to Disney this year. My point is there are so many road blocks in life, so many things you think you can't do, so many people telling you that you're not worth it...don't listen to them and at times don't listen to your self sabotaging thoughts. Push forward! What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger and with that your child will grow stronger too. Look at your behaviors carefully, ask yourself "Is this the kind of decision the real deep down me would make?" Also have faith my friend, God does not give you what you cannot handle. If all else fails and your having a bad day, look at your baby, see what you have made and be proud.
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4/25/12 9:01 P

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I joined SP last night. Today was my first day using the Nutrition Tracker. I normally have my "adult" breakfast but my 9 year old decided he didn't want breakfast at home. 2 waffles and slices of bacon sat on the plate. Was I going to throw the food away? Oh no, So I ate his food. I didn't enter my food into the tracker until tonight. What a shock! I had eaten all of my daily calories by lunch time. Hope I can do better tomorrow. emoticon

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Hi y'all, I think you'd enjoy my blog :) Chack it out and please comment however you see necessary.

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You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
You're never beaten until you admit it.
You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.

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1/2/12 8:51 P

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Kendra~

Hear you, virtual hugs.


anna

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Hi~

Except for the sleepless nights, and the poopy diapers, I've never wanted to 'take away' a point in my kids' lives. I've loved it. The kids and I even made it through all of the 'terrible twos' and all sorts of ups, downs, medical needs and everything since then.

Well...now my oldest is getting ready for college in the fall---senior in HS now. He seems to have entered the infamous, "I know everything, what the heck is wrong with the world to have not figured everything out like I have" mode. I'm shocked. It seems here to stay (for as long as the stage lasts...). He's always been humble and very polite. Sometimes ....as I am so sad to let him leave the nest in a few months.... I'm just ready to wap him on the head~!!

I think I can do every stage of life in a child except this one! The letting go. And the 'he knows everything now'. ack!


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anna

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Thank you for your reply..and friend request...and comment on my blog :)

Since I posted that, I've gotten myself into a group therapy for abused women. I've also got some medicinal help so that I can focus and sleep now.

One step at a time to get my life back on track!

-Kendra-

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8/29/11 10:31 P

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Oh my KendraTime2011! I think we've all been where you are. I raised 3 completely alone. My parents passed before I was ever married and had kids. I've been divorced for 14 years and I know how dark and lonely you can feel. It's very difficult to find the peace within you and the strength to carry on. I would meditate and pray, even when I, too, was low on faith. You must gather yourself and believe you are strong and capable! You are a woman warrior! God made women stronger so we could do it all! Of course, it's much easier if we have a support system but you always need to take time for yourself! You chose to leave a bad situation and that takes guts! You are very brave for starting to raise your baby alone. Try to understand your parents, hopefully, they want the best for you! Get your stroller out and start taking walks with your baby! Tell your baby about the trees and the birds and everything you see! Getting outside and getting in some cardio will help you feel better. Maybe look into some mom and me classes at your local Y or parks and recreation. There are many sources of support besides your family and your baby can work out with you if you like. You should talk to your parents and tell them you need some time to yourself so you can recharge! You're not slum mom! You know what you need to do but it does take some effort. You know this and you will do this in your own time! Get quiet with yourself and remember you can rant as much as you want here! We're here to share! Thank you for sharing! Be fabulous! Be good to yourself!! Yes, you can do this! emoticon

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Hi all, this is my first time posting. I've had a rough patch lately and I'm not really sure where to go with it.
I've lost comfort in church and faith. I've lost motivation to really even do much. And when I take time for myself then people repremand me for being basically a bad mom.

Last night I got in a HUGE argument with my parents because they feel like I'm always making bad choices. I'm divorced, had a stint of drunken times, then met my daughter's father. All we did was party until I got pregnant..then he hit me and was drunk a lot so I got out. Now I'm attempting to raise a 1 yr old by myself all while finding balance and who I really am!

Today, I read messages on a forum from a girl I thought was a really supportive Spark friend. She's basically telling me that it's not hard to cook for one and that I'm just making excuses because I want to be fat and want to be unmotivated. I feel hurt and don't know what to do.

I don't want to be 195lbs for the rest of my life. I don't want to be the slum mom...I just want to get my life together and everything keeps blowing up in my face!!!

I'm sorry for the long rant...I just needed to vent to some place that I think I might get some sort of understanding.

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I'll come back and tell you all about it.. Its a good idea.. This post is.

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Hi everyone, I don't post much because I don't want to be a downer. I have been a single mom for 14 years and still don't seem to be handling it very well. I will soon be going into the "empty nest" next year when my daughter graduates high school and goes off to college. I feel awkward going places by myself, and whenever I do go somewhere, I am always afraid that I won't fit in the seats. I don't want to be an embarrassment to myself or my children. I'm not looking for pity but I do need support. Reading the previous post gave me the courage to put my feelings down and post them.

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5/11/11 10:12 P

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Making more connections to why I eat and of course it's emotional. I notice that whenever I get emails from my ex or I hear my daughter tell me something he has said about me, my anger goes through the roof! I'm not one to get mad easy at someone so I have no idea what to do with it. I don't have any sort of support that I can talk to so I end up internalizing it or reacting to what I've heard to my daughter which I know is not right and I'm trying SO hard not to but she can see me hold back my anger on my face so I'm not doing a great job at staying calm. Any tips from anyone? I think this is a huge underlying factor in my eating that I didn't even realize befoer since I'm not letting the emotions actually surface in order to work on them.

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Woohoooo!! Now at 5 pounds lost!! AND it's almost the weekend!! Phew ;) Anyone doing anything special this weekend?

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Hi.. I can relate. The thing that I found really helps is to plan my meals and snacks on my days off or the night before. I already have my lunch and snacks packed for the next day before I go to bed. It really helps. I work fulltime as a teacher and I am raising 3 girls on my own, so there is no such thing as free time.. At least not until summer..lol Good Luck.

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Hi! New to this group but have been on sparks for a couple of weeks. Have had a 'goal' of being fit, trim and beautiful again since I'm not married anymore but have yet to meet that goal! I keep procrastinating and with my schedule, I end up going going going until I'm starving and then making bad choices. Hoping that hearing others coping will help!

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4/21/11 4:24 P

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Great Idea re: Dedicated YOU time in 3 10 min sessions. I'm all about my child going to bed in plenty of time for me to get a few hours of me time!! (Though some of that is spent picking up and packing lunch and doing dishes...I guess if you add a glass of wine to any of those activities it feels a little luxurious ... ;) I set a New Years goal to meditate just one minute 3 times a week because I kept not following through with bigger goals...it totally worked! I now get at least 5-10 minutes in a week of mediating and it's great...now to move that up to say 20-30 minutes! (yikes)...Good Luck today everyone~ emoticon

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We all love our children dearly but need to remember to take even a little time for ourselves. They say 30 minutes of exercise daily can be broken up into 3 ten minute sessions--so what about 3 ten minute sessions of dedicated YOU time? emoticon

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You can do this! Come back as many times as possible. Just don't quit. I have two daughters. We were all obese. I made the effort to change and lost nearly 100 lbs. They were inspired and have both drop at least 3 dress sizes each. One step at a time.

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Hello. My name is Sabrina. I don't know why this is so hard. I am not new to spark, but am back again and working really hard to undo the damage i have done to my body and be a good example to my 3 daughters. I could use lots of encouragement.


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Hello everyone.

This is my first week on spark and it's going really well. My biggest goal right now is to just get through the weekend. Always the hardest part of the week for me. Especially if my daughter, age 9, is with her father. I turn to food for stress and boredom. I am halfway through the weekend and so far so good. Even added a little elliptical time today.

Best of luck to you all.

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Motivation - wow that can be a hard one. I read something on this site yesterday that I liked.
"Loosing weight is hard"
"Being Fat is hard"
Pick your hard.
I read a book that was absolutely filled with my truth and it is titled "Women Food and God" by Geneen Roth. It is a great motivator and will really challenge your traditional ways of thinking about the diet roller coaster.

Anyway - this newbe to the team is rooting for you

Cheers!

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Well I don't know about anyone else but I am having a hard time with motivation. I did so good and was working out like 5 days a week for a month and then I just stopped. It seems like I can't get myself back on the wagon! Does anyone know who the team leaders are on this team?

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Hi, I know how you feel. My son is 21 and still lives at home but only his body at night. He has a girlfriend and mom is out of the picture. I am loosing this weight for me but also my children.

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Hello, I am new to Sparks and was wondering if any of you would like to help me figure out this place.
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1/4/11 12:21 P

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Does that mean no? LOL...

I wonder, if I sit here and talk to myself, will my sparkpoints still go up? :P Perhaps I should get to exercising instead...

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1/2/11 6:35 P

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hmm... based on the dates here, it seems that this is not presently an active thread, even though it's stuck at the top....

Anyone want to join me here, and get it moving again?

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10/23/10 12:13 P

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emoticon emoticon on your weight loss and keeping it off. Being on SP will definitrly help keep you on track.

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10/5/10 10:07 A

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Welcome Back!! I too have come and gone and like you come back for the very same reason. We all need that encourage to help us along with our goals.

You have not given up and that's the key; we all splip but the only way to fail at anything is to give up. Hang in there.

Dee Dee :O)

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Hebrews 11:1
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9/8/10 4:58 P

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Hi everyone,
I've come and gone from Sparkpeople a couple of times over the last 3 years I guess; I wasn't able to commit to a diet or exercise program that worked "quick enough." That was my problem, I wanted instant results.
But that has changed. I joined a weight loss clinic that taught me low carbohydrate dieting and placed me on an appetite suppressant that helped me keep to the diet and actually learn it.
I've gone from 235lbs to 160lbs in 8 months. I'm a committed low carb believer with occasional rewards. I've maintained my weight loss since Feb. 2010, and have shown friends and co-workers that low carb is do-able and maintainable.
I want to resume SparkPeople to help me keep my resolve and to make like-minded friends and "enablers."
Thanks for listening,
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9/8/10 10:15 A

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Hi everyone. I have not been on here in a long time so bear with me. I have lost 24 lbs but seem to be at a stand still and wanting to eat junk food again. My son is going to be 15 next month and I feel like I am losing him. I wish he were little again. thank you all for listening and god bless you all.

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i believe all that matters is to believe in urself,cause if u cant how do u expect people to believe in u.

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8/30/10 10:40 A

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I don't view myself as a single mother although technically i am, as i have a great support system including my family, her dad and her dads familly. I struggle with the idea that im not being the mother that i feel my daughter deserves andf at times feel im failing her, but then i stop and take a look at her happy, smiling, contented face and think i must be doing something right.

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I've been a single mom for almost 13 yrs. now. I'd like to share a message I got today from Heart to Heart w/Holley....

"You're going to make it!

Hang in there, friend.
Press in, press on and never give up.
You’ve got what it takes...you know the One who gives.
You’ve got everything you need...you belong to the One who has it all.
He’s got a plan for you and it’s good.
It will unfold step-by-step, day-by-day...and love will go with you all the way."


For the warrior there is a weapon. Take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17-18 NKJV

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8/11/10 4:38 P

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Hey all... hope you're day is going great! Let me introduce myself; I am a single-mom of two wonderful toddlers... my son is 3 and my daughter is 2. I never planned on having either of my children, but God blessed me with both and I am forever grateful that he did. I decided to join SP after the frustration of realizing I have no clothes in my closet that fit me but my maternity stuff :(
My favorite 'exercise' regimen includes bicycling 5 days a week; for at least 60 minutes each day, taking my children for walks each evening for at least 30 minutes, yoga for relaxation, strength training, and flexibility, and a little bit of cardio through dancing with my kids every morning. We turn on the radio and dance for at least 45 minutes. It is fun for all three of us, and allows them to use up some of their energy!!! I hope to lose 26 pounds which I have put on after switching medication 3 months ago... Stay positive and motivated...
God Bless,
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8/9/10 5:28 A

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SingleMom,

I feel for you, too; wasn't too long ago I was a young mother of a 2 year old rambunctious little boy wondering where the heck my youth went and what I'd gotten myself into--no more free time, no more social time, no more friends.... I was mortified and the transition from 22-year-old to "mom" was a difficult one for me that took about 3 years to fully digest. I felt entirely alone, as though no one would want me, as though I was no fun because I'd started having kids earlier than anyone I knew....

But I digested it, embraced friends who'd spend time at my place with me and the boy, got active in things the little one could participate or come along for, etc.

Being mom has been the most rewarding part of my life, and that little one's coming up on 16 and I've added a couple little girls to the mix :-)

Hang in--and like butterfly said, lean on friends and reach out to folks. You're absolutely not alone....

Jen

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SingleMOM,
I feel for you sweetie!
Think of this as a new adventure and a good thing. You've raised a son!! Make it a time to celebrate!
Good luck re-creating your life! I'm right there with ya!
HUGS!

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8/1/10 6:58 A

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Hey Xena,
Girl let it all out!!! I know how you feel. I am coming out of a bad marriage. It takes time to heal yourself and to begin to make positive changes. Don't be too hard on yourself.
This is my second go around as a single mom - - I have an 8 year old from a previous relationship- - I know what I did wrong the first time -- NOT ASK FOR HELP! I am asking for help now. Anywhere and everywhere.
Personally, I am getting plugged into a good church. They have kids programs and its good to have an hour or so a few days a week where I can "FEED MY SOUL AND NOT MY FACE" I know its all about weight loss, but I am looking for WHY AM I HERE AT 200lbs? I don't want to be like the biggest loser contestants who took off ALL THE WEIGHT and then piled it all back on!!!
I am starting small. Going for walks with friends and stuff.
I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT! Hope to see you around the boards! I am new here too.

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7/30/10 6:38 P

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Hi everyone. I haven't posted ever, and I haven't been on sparkpeople in god knows how long...so bear with me in my rant or whatever.

I'm a 22 year old single mom of a very rambunctious 2 year old boy. I love him to pieces. I get so frustrated though because it's hard as hell raising a kid on my own. His father isn't in the picture because he's an abusive jerk who cares more about his friends then his family. I miss going out with friends, and I hate being lonely. Yesterday I decided to get my butt into gear. Not quite sure what set me off, but something did. And I hope I can get through this.

And sorry everyone for the long rant or w/e....I never really get to talk to anyone about how I'm feeling so...it feels kinda good to let it out :[

~*Kat*~


~*Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring...and when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want...if they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them*~


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Im dealing with my grocery bill increasing since my little men are growing so fast and back to school also starting in September.. yikes!

Carol
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5/23/10 2:10 P

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I am a single mom of two children and sometimes find it so easy just to sit at home and feed them from the freezer. I joined this site in August last year but have only got serious about it today.
So here is to today - the start of something new and an opportunity to look and feel amazing 24/7

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Soon I'll be joining the empty nesters team if they have one. My son and I are like room mates now. He works nights and I work days. He's in college full time too, and when he's not, he's with his girlfriend. Not much parenting I need to do anymore. Now I just need to recreate my life.... emoticon

No matter what you're feeling on the inside, if your outward appearance looks good, people will give you positive comments. These positive comments will help you on the inside.


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5/13/10 4:46 P

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You've found a great group here, they're great!

No matter what you're feeling on the inside, if your outward appearance looks good, people will give you positive comments. These positive comments will help you on the inside.


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Hello everyone!! I'm new here. I have a 5 yrs old boy. I find it hard to eat healthy and to find time to workout, and not feel guilty about it. Glad to find a group that I can relate to.
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Getting back into my stride after a week of a living nighmare. Fatigue has diminished tremendously, exhaustion still annoying, pain is almost gone (but will never totally be), and haven't slept 13 hours a day, since Fri-Sat. Slowly getting back into my Wii routine. emoticon

No matter what you're feeling on the inside, if your outward appearance looks good, people will give you positive comments. These positive comments will help you on the inside.


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5/4/10 10:19 A

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Hi everyone-I don't post much on the message boards but I'm trying to make a habit out of it now. I am looking for spark friends/buddies to provide motivation for me!
I am a single-mom to a 4 year old girl who is starting Kindergarten this fall.

"When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world." B.K.S. Iyengar

"Obstacles are a thing a person sees when he takes his eyes off the goal"


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Oh Lisa_Rena, bless your heart. I went through a spellwith my daughter right there at 11 or just as little bit older. She was starting to be very hormonal and her body was preparing her to be a young woman. She would go for several days without wanting to eat and then would pig out on everything in sight and was losing weight s oher blood sugar was out of balance too. It helped to make sure there was plenty of fresh fruit and fish, handy, healthy things in the house for her for when she binged. Everything straightened out at twelve and she returned to her normal self except for believing that her 5 year old brother was a pest and wanting more privacy.

This too shall pass. Good luck, Barbie



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Hello everyone! I can understand the struggles with your daughter. I have two daughters 11 and might as well say 9 because next Friday is her birthday. My oldest daughter the past few weeks has been testing me. Maybe its pre teen thing I just dont know. Or could it be that though she doesnt look like me she is just like me? I am not sure but lord I feel so testy lately not sure if its just me. I work alot and think maybe its just I am exhausted. I know that as with everything else this too will pass. emoticon

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