So glad to hear from you again. Well, I can tell you're feeling better both in the physical and mental state. THAT IS AWSOME NEWS. YEA, HOORAY. That's how I would LOVE for you to FEEL ALL THE TIME. IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER FROM NOW ON. GOD BLESS & HUGS.
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I like to think I'm off to a better start. No sinus infection (yet, nor sign of one). No "friends" causing stress. Just friends being awesome...
...and knowing my surgery worked. For the first time, ever, I can use my exercise bike with some resistance with no pain. When I'm done exercising, my knee isn't stiff and swollen! Still recovering, but feeling confident. And 2010 WILL be a better year.
OH M,G. You REALLY did have a Bad year. The GOOD THING to think about, is whent it's that bad, it can ONLY GET BETTER. Remember, " What does'nt kill you, Makes YOU STRONGER. ( MY Grandma always told me that) She was right. Good Luck for this year & God Bless.
Biggest challenge was work related, we went "live" on our electronic medical record in March, and it was a hard transition, just having adopted a different "new" computer system the prior year, that still wasn't running as well as it should (mostly because of the human interface!). It was trying, and difficult, but we got through it, and now I'm really enjoying the challenges of my work.
highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143
H: 5''4" 52 y.o.
"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers
"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan
current weight: 5.0 over
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Wow, 2009: 1. Started the year with a sinus infection. 2. Got two weeks off, then had a head cold that turned into another sinus infection. 3. That required 2 rounds of antibiotics to make it go away. 4. During that, my knee started hurting. 5. That was made worse by something a friend did (on accident) and during a terrible weekend visit to my friend. 6. I had one knee surgery in late June and during recovery, ended my friendship with that friend of many years. 7. The knee surgery wasn't successful and I had another in October, which I'm still on crutches from.
It was a tough year!
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Thank you to ALL OF YOU for being so candid. Sometimes, saying it out LOUD helps. As an OBSERVER, LOOKS to me LIKE you HAVE all BECOME STRONGER, more COMPASSIONATE,and to ACCEPT the fact that WE are HUMANS,& NOT PERFECT. KEEP coing as you are. YOU ARE GROWING SOULS.
My husband being laid off and having to live on unemployment. Thank God he had been back to work now since August. Hope it stays that way! I also am doing day care now so that helps! We also separated and almost ended up divorced while he was laid off!
"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."
maintaining my weight... sometimes it was easy sometimes it was brutal.
"Motivation is not something you find or lose, have or don't have. It is the product of how you see yourself in the world: active or passive, effective or ineffective, powerful or victimized, normal or pathological." Coach Dean
"I hold this jagged stone in my chest of keepsakes" AUNTMOUSE
2009 was a very hard year. The financial picture was difficult as it was for everyone, and I took advantage of cheap labor to get my bathrooms renovated. I made the mistake of hiring my brother's girlfriend who claims to be a designer. I gave her $1500....and got nothing and fired her. It led to family strain. I had to do the bathrooms myself. I had to hire a lawyer to counter the board of the condominium where I have a rental...which I rent to my son and a roommate. I had to, by myself, get up a meeting to get an election and get most of the old board members off. It was a very stressful and expensive year.
And I didn't gain weight! I got through it one day at a time. And that knowlege is what I carry into 2010: that I can do it in daily increments.
Nell Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
1) Moving to a New City 2) Restarting my career post-mom's death post-newspapers 3) Learning what it felt like loosing too much weight 4) Learning patience and practicing compassion for myself and others. 5) Balancing grains with protein, as usual.
Best, Russ Lane
-- Lost 200 pounds while food writing, and maintained it 10 years -- Went from pizza-guzzling wallflower in rock clubs to (very) aspiring boxer and artist in his spare time -- Hit goal and felt a little thrown to the wolves. Dedicated his life to increasing support for those at or nearing goal and eeking every possible amazing thing out of it.
Maintaining the motivation despite feeling so much better, I still find starting daily exercise difficult.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew." Saint Francis de Sales
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