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back AGAIN

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I know what you're thinking.. she's said it before.. she's back....
but really, I realllllly am .. and I say that because my cardiologist chewed my rear end good and gave me one month to get it together and come back and see him - and I better have some improvement. I did it before, this time I can't let anything get in the way of doing what I have to do to stay healthy.
Things should finally be back to normal - back to a normal work schedule - training is over. I swear, that's the longest training I've ever had.. 9 months.. geez. The worst part is, the stress throughout it all .. well, I'm glad that's over for sure!
The fall down the flight of stairs in early December didn't do much to help me get back on track either - it hurt to sit down, lie down, stand.. the dr said he was amazed I didn't break my tail bone!
Anyways, enough excuses... I "found" (gained) almost all of my original 30 lbs I lost (gained back 25).. all of that work for nothing.. but I'm determined.. I've got my husband on track with me this time, so hopefully we can do this together and keep each other accountable.
It feels good to be back on here!
Spark friends have always been great... I've missed you!!

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    You're back, you're stronger and you're going to succeed!! emoticon

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Well, I managed to eat better today and even fit in a little exercise. Granted, I am out of shape.. but it's a start, I guess. I got off work and took my kids to the YMCA. We swam and played around in the pool for about an hour and a half. I had to rest in between laps, but I"m hoping that will improve.

Thanks for everyone's encouragement!


Wimpering back...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello everyone... that is, if you remember me.
The last few months have been trying and it won't let up at least until December, I'm guessing. I started a new job March 16th and underwent 10 weeks of classroom training that I thought would make my mind explode. I had three exams - one 16 hours, and two others that were 8 hours a piece. I made it through that only to be thrown into rigorous on the job training since then. I've worked every shift - it's intense and stressful... after i get through with this part of the ojt, then i have another 2 weeks of classroom training, and another 2 months of ojt for the actual part of my new job. What was I thinking taking this job? ha! In the end it will be worth it, but I had no idea that it would be like this.

No excuses though -- the exercise could have helped me with my stress from all of this, but instead i would just collapse from all of the brain work and spend the rest of the time studying for the next day. I realize, however, that I absolutely MUST get back to what i was doing for my health. I've gained weight back, my health is going down the toilet and I feel terrible (health wise and self esteem). So, I'm going to put forth a concerted effort to start this again. Wish me luck!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2011 8:23AM

    Yikes! A 16 HOUR EXAM! when I took my nursing boards I had 2 days of 8 hr. exams and I thought my brain would implode!! Well, little did I know that was a piece of cake compared to the job! Anywho, that's another story for another day. Hang in there. It WILL all be worth it in the end.

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Clearance Chocolate ....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentine's Day has passed yet the chocolate lingers on. The "clearance" chocolate at the grocery store is driving me crazy! Put that stuff away!! I'm always been a sucker for a bargain, but I have to leave that one right where it sits... starring at me while I push my buggy to the check out line.

The worst part is that it's not the end. Now there's Cadbury eggs and other Easter chocolates EVERYWHERE!! When will it end??!! They're killing me.

Ok, I have some self control - I didn't buy any chocolate while doing my grocery shopping Thursday, but only because I have some Dove chocolate at home. I refuse to buy more bags of it (if I have an abundance, I'll dip into it too often)- my limit is one a day as a treat so I don't feel deprived.

UG! The chocolate everywhere!!

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CAMELA_55 2/19/2011 6:33PM

    I hear you. I met someone the other day that said he didn't like chocolate. I would be 70 lbs lighter if I were like him.

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ELAOPET 2/19/2011 9:04AM

    Oh the horror! ;)

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ROX525 2/19/2011 5:22AM

    I feel the pain also! Stay away! Stay away!

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ELINTY 2/19/2011 5:01AM

  i absolutelty love chocolate and it is a big issue for me to avoid it too

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Is it just me?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Is it just me or does it seem like when you're trying to "diet" you want to eat everything in sight? If I can't have it, I want it when normally I may not eat it for weeks... somehow, now that I can't have chips, for example, I want them all the time when normally I MIGHT eat them once every ten days. I don't get it.

Is anyone else like this?

Maybe I should not restrict myself so I wouldn't crave it..?? Maybe I should allow myself whatever I want within moderation so I don't have cravings. I have learned one thing for sure. If I'm craving chocolate, I'm better off eating a little bit of it instead of trying to substitute other things for it because I'll end up eating waaaayy more (of everything else- the substitues for chocolate) than if I had just given in to begin with. So, now I allow myself a small piece of dove chocolate to get that craving satisfied before it gets out of hand.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?


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GROEDER 2/18/2011 8:16AM

    I have some "treats" that I keep for an occasional indulgence. Here is what I do: I take them out of the original packaging and put individual servings into smaller containers or zip lock bags. That way, when I get the urge, I have ONE serving and I'm done - craving fixed and no harm done!!!
It works for me and I hope it helps you. Good luck with it.

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SUZIEQS65 2/18/2011 7:46AM

    Oh yeah! Before I started my weight loss, I rarely ate chocolate...I could even say I did not like it. About 6 months into my loss, I HAD to have chocolate, I know eat a little piece every day!
I don't get it either, but I do know that I always had to satisfy my craving by having a small amount of something that I craved, like taking 5 chips and savouring each and every one, or taking a piece of my husbands candy bar. That was the only way I could meet that need.
Like SAILSCALL, I did not diet away 70lbs, I changed my habbits.
Good luck, hang in there and BTW - you have not "lost" it!

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SAILSCALL 2/18/2011 7:36AM

    I like to think that I'm eating healthier and not on a diet. As a matter of fact, I've dropped 35 lbs. by eating healthier. This was accomplished by utilizing the food tracker and figuring out what was good for me and what wasn't.

The food that isn't as good for me I eat in moderation now.

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