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Struggling and Frustrated and to top it off the refrigerator stopped working

Friday, August 29, 2014

Off and on for the past month and a half I have had some tooth pain. Well in the last few weeks it had gotten to he point of bringing me to tears. Well almost two weeks ago now I ended up in urgent care because of an infection hat was causing my face to swell. I finally got in to the dentist a week later where I learned that I have absolutely terrible teeth. Now, I knew my teeth weren't perfect and in fact, I really don't like my teeth. But having not had dental insurance for the last 10+ years! I've done the best that I could. After hearing that I could benefit from at least one root canal, and a few other things, the dentist also said he thought I should have the tooth removed that was causing the infection. So I told him to take it out right then because I didn't have time to come back because of my work schedules. So he took it out and I thought that would be it. Yesterday, my mouth began to really hurt again. The tooth that was causing pain was on top and he dentist pulled a tooth on the bottom because he said the infection was starting there and spreading to the top. I thought yesterday maybe I just needed to watch what I eat a little bit longer because of the giant hole in my mouth. But today, it was really hurting at the beginning of the day and only a couple hours in at work my coworkers told me my face was swelling and I could feel it. When I left urgent care, I had been given a prescription and I finished that this morning, but when my face started swelling, I called my dentists office on,y to find out he is out of town til Tuesday. He suggested I go to an oral surgeon...I don't have dental insurance! There is no way I'm doing that! So he called in a script for me and I started that this afternoon and will go back in to him on Tuesday. Since I began my script after leaving urgent care, I have not had the energy to work out. I haven't slept well and I have struggled with waking up in the morning and my evenings have been so busy I really have only had time to come home and go to bed. I really want to get back into my workout schedule. I was 9 days away from finishing PiYo and haven't been able to do a single day. I'm really trying to count my blessings but it is jut so hard right now. I can't afford all this dental work when I still have a school loan to pay off. Sorry for the vent, I just really would appreciate prayers and I don't want to share all this on Facebook. :(

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MM11113 8/29/2014 8:49PM

    You needed to vent. You get a prayer, too!

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Encourager, Motivator, Supporter, FRIEND ~ MADMANSMAMA87

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jes, this blog is dedicated to you and here is the reason why. Yes, I have been on the journey for a while now and have found some success, but I still have days where life gets rough and I forget about what I have already conquered along the way. A lot has happened the last two months that has caused me a ton of stress, anxiety and frustrations. This week, I have done nothing to combat those feelings. I have given in to every craving, desire and temptation that has come my way and I'm pretty sure I've gained back all 12lbs I lost during the last 8 weeks! But when I got on SP and had the comment, shown below, on my spark page, it hit me to the core. This week I allowed myself to forget something important. I forgot that I have the ability to CHOOSE my attitude! I have he ability to decide if I'm going to respond or react. This week, I have reacted instead of responding. Thank you for reminding me to create my world because you are right, I am a role model. I have 16 4yr olds in my class that I interact with on a regular basis, on top of the 32 other 4yr olds and 10 3yr olds that I spend time with quite regularly as well! If I'm not being positive, they can tell and it affects their attitudes as if they were the ones struggling. Thank you for reminding me to choose to have a positive attitude!

Romans 5:3-5
Therefore, rejoice in your suffering for suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And the hope of Christ does not disappoint us!

Thank you Jes for being such an incredible encourager, motivator, supporter and friend!

Some Wednesday Wisdom

A GREAT Attitude Becomes a GREAT Day
Which Becomes a GREAT Month
Which Becomes a GREAT Year
Which Becomes a GREAT Life:)
- - UNKNOWN - -


Always remember that you CREATE your world!
Choose to be a role model of strength, of kindness & of greatness!
Be someone that others are drawn to for all the right reasons!
Never forget that a POSITIVE attitude will ALWAYS result in a POSITIVE life!
Stay Fabulous, Darling!!!


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MILLYDALLY 4/18/2014 8:57AM

    Sorry to hear about the stress and anxiety! It is hard in our position, having found a way to have control over our eating and exercise, to remember that we can't control everything in life. We need to let go and enjoy the ups and downs.
Also, madmansmama, you are getting a friend request, haha!

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MADMANSMAMA87 4/18/2014 12:52AM

    Thank you so much for writing this blog, Sally! I'm so flattered, humbled & happy to know that my words & posts help to keep you motivated! Stay fabulous and never stop working for what you want! You are worth it, Darling!

Sending Good Vibes & Positive Energy Your Way,


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Holy Crap! That's a fun realization!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

So tonight I went for a run and it felt so good! For anyone who has been following my story, I have really been struggling with running for well over a year now. And tonight after my run, I was disappointed in my time because I didn't think it was as good as I used to be back before my problems started...which would make sense since I haven't run as faithfully, or really much at all, in e last year and a half. But when I looked back at my MapMyRun saved workouts, this is what I saw:

Tonight: 3.13 mi in 36 min Pace: 11:32 min/mi
9/3/13: 3.1 mi in 39 min! Pace: 12:35 min/mi
5/13/13: 3.05 mi in 35:30 min Pace: 11:40 min/mi
10/17/12: 3 mi in 35:30 min Pace: 11:52 min/mi

Realizing this totally made my night!!! :D

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Monday, March 31, 2014

So last night, my cousin asked me if I could come up with the words to say to his teenage foster daughter to encourage her to find some form of movement that she enjoys in order to help her out. He said that she's been commenting on how her clothes are getting tight and how she's gained about 30lbs this winter. She is 14 years old. It is such a hard time in life and she's complaining of not feeling like she's fitting in with her friends due to her size. What should I do? Should I say something or just try to invite her out to do active stuff?

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MILLYDALLY 4/3/2014 6:39PM

    Kurt has a 16-year old cousin and I kind of struggled with saying anything to her, but I was just candid about my weight loss around her and invited her to Zumba with me and stuff... and she's lost 30lbs and is still going. She looks amazing, too. She's totally taken off on her own, has a spark account... she moved away and we still keep in touch and talk about how hard it is to avoid fast food and stuff when you're with friends.
I say invite her to check out a class or something that you've never done either. "There's a new barre class being offered downtown, but I don't want to go alone... do you want to come with?" kind of thing. I get so nervous about this subject because I had a very emotional/difficult time with my weight when I was that age and I know that one person's idea of being caring and helpful can hurt another person. I also know how fun it is to try new things and work out with family. (There were 5-6 ladies from Kurt's family doing Zumba when we started.) So maybe it might be nice if her dad came with you guys as well! Oh, I don't know, this is a touchy subject for me but if she's already said something about it herself, it can't hurt to let her know you'd love her company if she wants to join you.

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CALLMESALLYG 4/1/2014 2:21PM

    Thanks ladies! I totally agree with you. My biggest struggle with this is the fact that she has complained about the weight gain with her foster parents and thats why I was told. I want her to feel comfortable enough to come to me herself because I know that no one else can make that decision for her in order for it to stick.

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MADMANSMAMA87 3/31/2014 5:45PM

    I would invite her out to ride bikes, take walks, rollerblade, go swimming, etc. I would be gentle with her & avoid talking about her weight since she is at a vulnerable age & doesn't need anything or anyone making her feel worse about herself. Not that I think you'd do that on purpose but young girls tend to take things the wrong way sometimes! I would just try to get her to be active with you & let her call the shots on whether or not she wants to drop weight or not. I think we just have to build a child's self-confidence up so high that they learn to love their self enough to decide to make better choices regarding their health!

Stay Positive,


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PEANUTSMOM96 3/31/2014 5:43PM

    I agree with SWEETLILCARRIE, just ask her out. Maybe start something light like walking or disc golf then as she gets going do other things. Also, sparkpeople has amother sight for teens. Make sure she is ready and not being pushed into it. I would also suggest not pointing out that she is putting on weight. I am confident that a teenage girl is aware of it. It may do more damage than harm. Starting with walking or that may be great so you can talk and maybe find out if there are emotional reasons for the drastic change. I wish her the best, hugs.

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    i'd say just try to invite her out to do something active like bike rides or walks or any outdoor sports. Girls are really sensitive at that age and she might take you saying something to her the wrong way and do the opposite of what you want. just my opinion though

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Diet Bet wk 3 Results (with picture)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Brad : 5.13
Tom : 5.03
Ashley : 4.44
ME : 4.13
Rebecca : 2.91
Daniel : 2.41
Ron : 1.5
Stephanie : 1.19
Jeff : .67
Cynthia : .59
Alicia : .39
Teresa 0
Amber 0

Woohoo!!! I'm in 4th place!! So much closer to 1st than last week...unfortunately that is also after a 6lb loss in one week! And even worse, I was doing a fruit and veggie diet for other medical reasons for the week so now I'm having to work even harder to keep that weight off as to not have to pay up with a gain his week! :/ But the good news is, I think I may be able to maintain it til Sunday, if not even lose a pound! And the best part about this blog, in my opinion, is this...

After completing Insanity, I moved on to Hip Hop Abs and now am doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred and I am absolutely LOVING my muscles! I mean, I find myself checking myself out throughout the day! And I can't believe I'm even saying that!! I never in a million years thought I would be checking out my muscles. I mean, shoot, I'm enjoying my muscles more than my buff guy friends'! LOL! Ok, enough about that, I'll update you again after the next weeks weigh-in results are posted!! And as a side note, if anyone has any samples of Shakeology they would like to send my way for free, I would greatly appreciate them...and so would my diet bet! :)

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KMM1123 3/14/2014 1:15AM

    Woohoo!! Way to go!
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PJ2222 3/13/2014 11:18PM

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MADMANSMAMA87 3/13/2014 11:11PM

    Way to go, Sally!
I'm loving your muscles too, girl!
You are AWESOME!!!
Stay Positive,


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GOLFINMOMMA 3/13/2014 10:31PM

    Did you have had some muscle to begin with? You are looking really good for only 3 weeks in. emoticon

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SWEETLILCARRIE 3/13/2014 10:21PM

    Great job! and wow check out those muscles! If I had any shakeology packets I would send you some but I have it in the big bag =(

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144AUTUMN 3/13/2014 10:21PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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