Weigh In Day! --- and venting about my last 2 weeks.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

This past week and half has been super crazy. First my dad had a heart attack. He had 2 blockages, they repaired one and they still have to go in and repair the other. He is doing better now and is watching what he eats and cutting back on his smoking.

Then my daughter tries to climb onto her dresser to get a hat and the whole thing comes down on her. Thankfully it only hit the top of her head and didn't land on her. I had to take her to the E.R. and she had to have 3 staples.

We lose our puppies to parvo.

and all this was while I was dealing with the stress and nerves of knowing my court date for divorce was FINALLY coming up. It was Friday morning. However, all the nerves were silly because it was in and out in a flash. It was granted the way we wanted it to be. AND having to see him that day didn't bring back my fear and nightmares of what all I went through while we were together. I did have some mixed emotions afterwards. I was so thankful that it did go the way I wanted it to and so happy that it was over but I did feel some sadness for him. I guess no matter what he did to me during the relationship he did give me 2 wonderful children and I know on the inside he is a good person and really did care for me. However, he had bi-polar and that made him a very sick, and very dangerous man. I had to do what I needed to , to keep me and the children safe. So afterwards I did deal with that but was able to wake up the next morning feeling renewed. I finally realized..hey, it's actually over! I was so full of energy - I did my Dancing with the Stars Cardio Dance DVD, then turned around and did my 4 fast miles walk at home DVD, all before lunch! I also did some on the Wii Fit Plus later.

I don't really blog that often and part of that is because of the things I was going through. I have decided I am going to at least blog once a week on weigh in day. If I know I have to blog about it, I believe it will help me stay on track on the days I feel I am having trouble. Maybe I should blog those days too, so everyone can kick my butt back into gear.


Starting weight at the beginning of my journey: 340
Last week's weight: 292.8
This week's weight: 290
Total loss this week ----- 2.8 lbs

Total loss overall ---- 50 lbs!!! Couldn't have done it without all of you wonderful people on Sparkpeople and without the tools and information Sparkpeople provide! I still have a long long way to go but I know with my desire for it as well as the support and tools available here I will meet my my goals! emoticon
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  • KAYWEB555
    Bravo for hanging on during all of this and still having successes!
    3490 days ago
    That is so amazing! Congrats! I am sorry everything else has been hectic, but if you have control over anything, its your weightloss!! Keep up the great work!
    3490 days ago
    emoticon on your weight loss while going through so much personal stress. You've got the right determination for success in all you do.
    3490 days ago
    It is AMAZING that you not only hung in there this past 2 week stretch without a major meltdown . . . but that you also LOST weight after everything/all the stressers you went through! I can just say MAJOR KUDOS to you. Seriously. I hope your dad and daughter are doing better and better each day as they recover. I am sorry about your dogs, and thoughts are with you and the kids in grieving there . . .

    Hang in there, and yes blog when you need to . . . you're not alone. emoticon While you mention the need to continue to lose or "release" more weight. . . the amount that you've lost is SIGNIFICANT. GOOD FOR YOU! emoticon You're not sitting around whining . . . you're DOING something about it. Rock on!

    You also sound like you're in a healthy place with dealing with the divorce and your thoughts towards your ex-husband. Good for you. I'm sure there are lots of mixed emotions at different points in time . . . how could there NOT be??? But, you're walking in a great place of healing yourself, becoming healthy, and a great example to your kids in the process. That's an amazing woman. Keep it up. emoticon
    3490 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/27/2010 1:19:27 PM
  • CHEVY63
    Congrats! It sounds like you've been dealing with a lot - and it's great that you've also been able to lose weight during all of this.

    Keep up the good work!

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    3490 days ago
    KUDOS to you!! Even during a rocky and tough period, you were still able to lose weight that helped you reach the 50 lb mark in weight loss. That is powerful. Continue the progress and perhaps you should treat yourself to one of my favorite bath products for relaxing. It is Dr. Teal's theapeutic bath & body Eucalyptus Spearmint. THis is the greatest relaxer ever. Sometimes I even take a quarter-sized amount and apply it while shampooing. The lingering of the eucalyptus and spearmint help me sleep peacefully like a baby.
    3490 days ago
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