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6/25/12 7:02 A

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I have a new WHAT motivating me: I am seriously preparing to donate a kidney. The first doctor, despite having the reputation of being tactless and harsh, was kind to me when I said I wanted to donate. He said, "I know you want to, but it's not...", and then he lowered his head and paused.

I finished the sentence for him: "... NOT likely." He nodded his head, and I said, "I know, but I'll try." MY doctor said the only reason I'd be turned down is my weight; other than that, I'm doing well physically AND reduced my medications. Then I learned I have to lose 40# more than expected.

At first it was daunting...
... but I'm working on it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I posted several affirmations on my computer desk, keyboard, lap desk, and coupon purse (with me whenever I go out). They help, but the impact seems to fade. However, I found another, adapted from the "Hoarders" show, which has a strong effect and pulls me through these rough times.

Here it is:

"HOW IS EATING THIS GOING TO AFFECT MY GOAL OF LOSING WEIGHT AND DONATING MY KIDNEY?"

Donating also reminds me of my son Scott, of course, so that's an extra motivation to hang in there, and make it through one more day!




My son Scott's memorial:
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"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."


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6/24/12 8:40 P

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MY MAIN MOTIVATOR IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST.



If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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6/24/12 7:53 P

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WHO IS YOUR MOTIVATOR(S) AND HOW DID THIS PERSON HELP YOU?
MY SONS AND MY MAN


MY SONS- THEY TELL ME THEY LOVE ME AND WE ARE HERE FOR YOU, MOM. EVERY TIME THEY CALL (2 OR MORE TIMES A DAY)

HE KEEPS ME GOING EACH TIME WE TALK EVERY NIGHT AND TELLS ME TO HAVE A GOOD NIGHT/DAY. HE'S SO SPECIAL TO ME

Edited by: ALASKAN at: 6/24/2012 (19:59)
Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself.
My name is ERNA



I'm leader of a new team : "A Safe and Happy Home For Grievers"

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DARLENEK04 Posts: 27,995
10/15/11 4:48 P

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It is quite valuable as well as the sentimental value...I was very upset. He just said
it was insured and he would buy me another but it wouldn't be the same.

Have a good weekend.
Darlene

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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MIMAWELIZABETH's Photo MIMAWELIZABETH SparkPoints: (258,968)
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10/15/11 1:09 A

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Wow, Darlene ~ SOOOooooo glad you found your wedding ring... I know how THAT feels! I gave up looking - for months - and felt horrible about it. Then one day I knocked over a glass of water on my nightstand; while going through and drying off each item, I dumped out the flower girl's basket (a little catch-all) and VOILA! My Ring!!!

Who's motivating me? In a way, my hubby... emoticon emoticon

The Hope I can now see in our future together; and the Knowledge that my small steps may take awhile, but I WILL make it in time!!! emoticon emoticon




My son Scott's memorial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopgOKaOUwY

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."


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10/14/11 8:59 P

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Hi Erna...

Hope all is well with you and yours....was sick with headache yesterday, then lost my
wedding ring today and went into freaking hysterics. We looked everywhere, the only two
places I'd been out of the truck, and David found it, on the ground behind the carport.
Thankful for that...

Darlene

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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10/14/11 5:32 P

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I KNOW IT'S HARD TO STAY MOTIVATED RIGHT NOW, B/C SOME HAVE FAMILIES IN THE HOSPITAL. BUT MY FAMILY, ALAN, AND TEAM KEEPS ME GOING. I AM NOT GOING TO STOP AT ALL AND JUST MOVE FORWARD.

Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself.
My name is ERNA



I'm leader of a new team : "A Safe and Happy Home For Grievers"

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7/12/11 1:56 A

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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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9 Hidden Reasons to Stay Motivated.... I found these and thought it would help us on motivation

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A Little A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation


Edited by: ALASKAN at: 7/12/2011 (02:20)
Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself.
My name is ERNA



I'm leader of a new team : "A Safe and Happy Home For Grievers"

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5/22/11 12:02 A

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The people that most motivates me is this team as with out each and every one of you i would have never have made it through all of this without all of you you are my mottivation thank you one and all

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5/18/11 1:33 P

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To know that I can do anything I set my mind to, to see the accomplishments I have made so far, and say to myself daily emoticon... Today on the wheel, I won an exercise DVD
that will motivate me even more now.
I motivate myself, my sons, my new man and my team mates.With all that, what else could I ask for.

Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself.
My name is ERNA



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4/28/11 7:13 P

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Who motivates me?
my sons, my new man, a few people on other teams i'm on and My Angels right here on this team. Thank you My Angels for motivating me when I ask for your opinions how I am doing on leadership. I could not do it if it was not for YOU.

Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself.
My name is ERNA



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4/28/11 12:11 P

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SparkPeople newcomers, friends, teams, my children, myself and evening television shows. I look forward to my 3-mile walks around the neighborhood or indoor track at the rec center on rainy days. My sons enjoy using my equipment as much as I do. They use my equipment before I start my evening workouts. I use my equipment while watching my favorite T.V. shows or pre-recorded shows.


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4/28/11 4:16 A

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I get great motivation from a Challenge Team I'm on: "5% Weight Loss." Each challenge runs for eight weeks, with two weeks off; then the challenge is started again, with whatever changes are needed on the teams as people join and drop out. I've done four so far, and the next is beginning soon - if you're interested in joining, let me know ASAP!

I don't lose anywhere near 5% of my weight, and obviously with my disabilities I can't regularly contribute a lot of exercise minutes, but everyone is supportive, no judgment at all. I've only lost weight on two of the challenges, but it's the first weight I've lost since Scott was killed. My wall has been breached, the dam is unblocked, and I'm making progress.

The "who" that motivates me the most is a lot harder to choose. DD and GD Kaile are two that I think of when I'm telling myself why I should make that better choice and withstand temptations to binge - so I'll be there for them in the future. When dealing with the volatile emotions that drive mindless and over-eating, I also think of my DH and our life together.

I push him to be the best husband he can - my expections are high - and I expect myself to be the best wife to him as well. We talk out misunderstandings, work to communicate clearly, and make time for each other every day for a special "together" time. If I "demand" that we understand our emotions as a couple, I need to do the same for myself!


My son Scott's memorial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopgOKaOUwY

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."


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DARLENEK04 Posts: 27,995
4/27/11 11:42 P

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Spark motivates me, because I know a lot of people are watching me to see how I do...
I have to motivate myself because of my health issues too/

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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4/27/11 11:13 P

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Tell us who motivates you to keep your workout going.What team motivates you and or What person motivates you?

Sarahsmith5
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