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My Life is Priceless

February 2014 -I had another set back in November of last year. The custody trial was cancelled yet again. I knew it was going to happen. What I did not know was how much that cancellation affected me. I really did not think it would bother me since I had expected it, Boy was I wrong. I went into a depression that lasted until the middle of January. I stress ate all through the holidays and into January putting me into an even deeper depression. Around Jan 24th I reset my sparkstreaks & ...
February 2014 -I had another set back in November of last year. The custody trial was cancelled yet again. I knew it was going to happen. What I did not know was how much that cancellation affected me. I really did not think it would bother me since I had expected it, Boy was I wrong. I went into a depression that lasted until the middle of January. I stress ate all through the holidays and into January putting me into an even deeper depression. Around Jan 24th I reset my sparkstreaks & started again. I still have trouble with the food. I am getting my 10,000 steps in a day. I am even getting in some strength training. I just can't stop stress eating. It is so frustrating. I am not going to give up though. One of my friends has me putting my bucket list items onto my Pinterest page. That seems to be giving me some inspiration.

April 2013 - I stopped using this site after about 5 months in 2011. I guess I just wasn't ready to commit. In January I committed to myself to use this site for 1 year, through the ups & downs to see what happens. Reading what I posted about getting me back is an eye opener to me. In reality I have gotten parts of me back but I am still looking for others. This is definitely a process.

2011 - In my 20s I was single and healthy. I married at 29. It was a lonely and very unhappy marriage. With both of my children I had high blood pressure requiring me to sit with me feet up most of the time. With my second child I got up to 199 pounds. It has been a struggle to lose the weight. Divorced a year ago and the weight is finally starting to drop. Picture is from my 25 year class reunion in 2010. Connecting with old friends was nice. It made me realize divorce is very common and I wasn't a quitter. We have been able to support each other long distance through our divorces on Facebook. I gave up alot financially to get divorced quickly. However, I have since gotten ME back. I believe that is priceless. How can you put a price tag on your life?
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Member Since: 6/8/2010

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My Goals:
1. To get below 140 lbs. I would really like to get to 130, but I would be happy below 140.
2. To complete a marathon before I am 50. Really hate running so I will be aiming for the power walk.
3. Get to a point where I am happy with myself.
Get down to
152 lbs. (Last weight I saw before I was pregnant with my 1st son)
149 lbs (Just want to be able to see 4 again. )
143 lbs (I will be down 20 at this point.)
139 lbs (Is it possible?)
133 lbs (30 lbs, ulitmate goal!!!!
127 lbs (When BMI tells me I am no longer Obese)

My Program:
Being a single, full-time working, taxi-cab kid escort, maintain my own home mom, I have very little time to devote. I am tracking my calories. I love the wii Gold's Gym Cardio boxing. Walking. When it is nice I will try to do a 5 mile walk at least 3 times a week. Single mom budget kind of puts a kink in the gym membership.

Personal Information:
Born in 67, therefore will be 46 in 2013. I live in Bourbonnais, IL (summer of Da Bears). Have 2 boys 7 & 9 that love karate. I can't believe the commitment it takes. I am a CPA.

Other Information:
Love to scrapbook & cross stitch, both are not good for achieving physical activity. However, with my bifocals, cross stitching is just not as much fun anymore. I am currently teaching myself to crochet.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/28/2014 11:47:24 AM

There's no secret to getting started. You simply decide and then take your first step.
With each subsequent step, the next one becomes easier...
-Tom Venuto
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "I Am (Still) My Own Hero." Wishing you a happy and healthy March!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
10/12/2013 10:22:43 PM

"Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
Big things are built one brick at a time.
Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
-Lysa TerKeurst
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Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
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Pixie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/26/2013 3:36:28 PM

“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
-Michael Josephson
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Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
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Pixie
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"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
-Jillian Michaels



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/7/2013 7:29:07 PM

"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
~Jo Coudert
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I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
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Pixie
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"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
-Robert White




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STEPH-KNEE
9/5/2013 9:21:02 PM

emoticon so much for the comment on my "I Have One Chin" blog! Kind words, like the ones from you help me to emoticon on this journey and to remind me not to find those other chins! emoticon



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