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Northern Minnesota Mom

I am a 51-year old single mother of two sons, working in a research and outreach center. I joined SP in May of 2009 and it is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time.

When I left my marriage (November, 2008) I was overweight, depressed and had very little self-esteem. Today I am down to a size 16 (started out a 22-24), am no longer depressed and my self-esteem grows every day. I have my bad days but SP has taught me how to deal with the ups and downs without falling ...
I am a 51-year old single mother of two sons, working in a research and outreach center. I joined SP in May of 2009 and it is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time.

When I left my marriage (November, 2008) I was overweight, depressed and had very little self-esteem. Today I am down to a size 16 (started out a 22-24), am no longer depressed and my self-esteem grows every day. I have my bad days but SP has taught me how to deal with the ups and downs without falling back into unhealthy habits; and my Spark Friends support and motivate throughout each and every day. I believe that I will reach my weight loss and life goals by using the tools I've learned; and as long as SP is here, I will be here too.

SP, its staff and its members are nothing short of a miracle in my life.
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Member Since: 5/26/2009

SparkPoints: 58,264

Fitness Minutes: 62,418

My Goals:
To reach a healthy weight and maintain it.

To gain self-esteem and be happy being me.

My Program:
I am eating healthy and exercising daily; and make sure to use the fitness and nutrition trackers every day.

Personal Information:
I live in a small town in northern Minnesota with my two sons - one in senior high and one in his senior year of college.

I enjoy walking, photography, rummage saling, reading, going to movies, sight-seeing and decorating (indoors and out).

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My favorite singer is Elton John.

My favorite teams are the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

My favorite show is Dancing with the Stars.

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LAMOURA
8/29/2014 2:29:58 AM

Yeah that's for sure this summer has been busy!! emoticon lolg lad its almost over! How is things going with you? emoticon emoticon



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FRAN0426
8/28/2014 10:17:30 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment.



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LEXIE63
8/28/2014 4:08:31 PM

You may want to see if your Mum would find any of these workbooks could help her. My psychologist put me on to them, and working through some of them is helping me identify triggers, and work on coping strategies, especially the ones called: What Me Worry? and Panic Stations. They may also help you to understand her condition better. :-)

http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resource
s/consumers.cfm

Also, there should be portable heart monitors available that your mum can wear at home for a few days. Her doctor should be being more supportive and understanding, because if they can help her realise there is no underlying heart condition, it will help her relax and handle the panic attacks more effectively. Panic attacks are really scary, and when one starts, the worry it causes makes the panic worse, aggravating the symptoms, which makes you worry more... etc.

One tip I had, which is proving helpful, is to do something physical when the attack comes. Exercise burns off the adrenaline created by the attack, so it settles more quickly.

If there is anything I can do to help, let me know.
Hugs,
Lex xxx



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KENDRACARROLL
8/26/2014 3:18:34 PM

Thanks for checking in on my blog, Leanne. Really appreciate the support.
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OTEN36
8/20/2014 4:44:29 AM

I hope your week is going well also Leanne
Talk with you soon
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