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I'm back...

Saturday, June 07, 2014

I have been MIA for about a month. Slacked off on my eating and tracking my food. I am up 10 pounds emoticon . But I have continued my exercise program through this lost period.

I realized that no one can do this for me but me. I will not fail in my quest to get healthier. So I have set up a few new goals for myself.

1. Write down what I eat RIGHT AFTER I eat it. No more trying to remember what I ate 10 hours ago then just saying forget it, can't remember.

2. Step up my exercise program. I used the dreaded elliptical machine this am @ the gym for the 1st time. I did 7 minutes and it kicked my butt!

3. I will be on SparkPeople more regularly. I find tons of motivation here from the site and from all my friends here.

4. I will be kinder & more loving to those I care about. Sometimes I feel like I am always about me.

Enough of my rambling. Time to get out there and live!

emoticon to all.


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GAILANN48 6/7/2014 6:47PM

    Sounds like you really have a handle on what works for you and you have a great plan, Lizzie!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/7/2014 3:29PM

    emoticon You can do this. You know the what and the how. Let's do it.

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GABY1948 6/7/2014 1:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon The main thing is that you know what you did wrong and you are turning it around...we all do it at one time or another!

Thanks for the friend add and I shall be keeping up with your progress!


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JERZRN 6/7/2014 8:48AM

    Good luck!

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PRINCESS_SOFI 6/7/2014 8:11AM


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I will struggle until I win.

Friday, May 02, 2014

It just seems like life has been one huge struggle lately. Work has way too much stress. What used to be a pleasant place to be has turned into depressing nightmare. One of my coworkers is out ill and it may be quite awhile till she returns. That leaves the other two of us picking up the slack with very little help from our manager.

On the home front, things aren't much better. Seems like the hubby & myself are on totally different pages lately. Home doesn't feel like much of a refuge these days.

With all that's happening around me, my eating habits have taken a hit. Been craving sweets land starch like crazy. Doing as well as I can.

I have been faithful with my exercising though. It seems to be the one thing I still have control of.

Now as the weekend arrives, i am coming down with something. But as all this is happening around me, I will continue on my journey to better health one slow step at a time.

Thanks for listening. I need that right now.

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CAN_DO73 5/5/2014 11:12AM

    Ugh, stupid stress. Sorry. I hope things improve soon! ... but that's awesome that you're still working out :)

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GAILANN48 5/4/2014 9:18AM

    Sounds like the perfect storm... Hang in there, Friend.

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_BABE_ 5/2/2014 9:06PM

    This too shall pass....just keep strong. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/2/2014 4:18PM

    I'm so sorry sweetie. I hope things will get better soon.

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JSAMMONS1981 5/2/2014 3:23PM

    emoticon hope it gets better for you soon

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Trying to get my food mojo back

Friday, March 28, 2014

I've been struggling as of late with my healthy food journey. Too many "special occasions" have occurred in my life lately which have resulted in me making less than healthy food choices. A weekend away, a couple celebrations at work, ughh, I am so over celebrations at work.

Indulging too much for these "occasions" is making it hard to get back to my happy relationship with the foods I eat. So as of today, I vow to track ALL of the food I eat , not just the healthy choices that make my food diary look like I'm spot on.

I have a love/hate relationship with the foods I eat. And I am struggling to get back to the love part of that equation. But I will continue this battle until I'm back in my comfort zone with my food.

Fortunately for me, my relationship with exercise is still going strong. I believe that has saved me from throwing in the towel completely on the food front. emoticon

I will just take my progress day by day for now and even hour by hour or moment by moment until I'm back in my happy place with my food choices.


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CAN_DO73 3/28/2014 4:17PM

    I keep reminding myself that life is managed, not cured. So even when you have it down pat, it can slip away and then you just have to go back and get it all over again! You should be proud of yourself for doing well with exercising and being aware to know it's time to tackle the ole calories :) Good for you!! You definitely can do this.

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_BABE_ 3/28/2014 3:25PM

    Those special occasions don't quit! I admire people who ignore them...think Oprah not drinking champagne when you are nominated for an emmy!


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GAILANN48 3/28/2014 2:18PM

    Yes, you can do it! You've proven that to yourself, so it's just a matter of doing what you already know how to do.

Can you hear me cheering for you? emoticon
:) Gail

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BIGPAWSUP 3/28/2014 12:58PM

    You and me both-let's do this together!

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LESLEE33 3/28/2014 12:57PM

    emoticon Food is one of the toughest things to get "spot on" . It's tied up in everything we do. You have the right attitude, so I'm sure you'll do great.

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Just need to vent...

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

I just received a call from my sis who came home from the hospital Friday night. I spoke to her that night & Saturday. Today's call was to see if I was mad at her because I hadn't been over to see her since she came home.

Let me preface this by saying I went to her home every day she was in hospital at 4:45am to give her dog medicine and again after I worked all day to feed the dog and give more medicine. Let me also say that her home is not a pleasant place to be. Think hoarders but worse in a bad way.

I feel like no matter what my hubby and I do for her it's never enough.

I love my sister but feel smothered by her. She has few friends and counts on me (us) for way too much.i feel guilty if I don't include her in most everything that we do, but I feel resentful that I have to include her in everything we do. Does that make any sense at all?

I just don't know how to deal with this situation and am at my wits end.

Thanks for listening and letting me vent.

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BIGPAWSUP 2/5/2014 10:29AM

    No advice, just want you to know I'm here for you!

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IMAVISION 2/5/2014 3:43AM

    May I say that I feel your frustration --- most recently I have experienced what you talked about with a couple of "friends". I finally had to cut ties with those "friends" --- their unreasonable demands on my energy & time were just too draining.

You were very thoughtful during your sister's hospital stay (with the care you gave to her dog) & with your telephone calls on Friday & Saturday. You would be perfectly within your rights to say that now that she is home & the demands on your time have been lessened, you are giving thought to catching up with your own needs (& the needs of your husband). Sometimes one has to point out such things in no uncertain words --- often repeating them until the other person knows that you mean business. You would actually be telling her that you have a life of your own that demands your attention.

We have to decide which we would rather live with --- any fall out from telling others that we are only willing to give so much or the frustration associated with being unfairly at the beck & call of others. It is a choice to make --- just like everything we do (or don't do) stems from a choice made. Forgive me for saying this so bluntly; however, at present you are giving the control over how you spend the minutes of your life over to your sister. Even if you don't give in to all her damands, you are still giving that control to her each moment you are allowing yourself to be eaten up by guilt for not doing as she demands.

Please put your husband's & your needs first --- after God, our husbands should come first.

SMD's sage words, "She is draining your energy, taking advantage of your love and driving a wedge between you and your husband. And it plays on your guilt, that if you live your own life you are somehow neglecting yours. So, what are you going to do?", hit the proverbial "nail on the head"!

May the good Lord bless you with His wisdom to know what is best for you to do!


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STEVEN_D 2/4/2014 11:20PM

    Yes, but you have lost 60 pounds. 60 pounds do you know how awesome that is? Family is family and sometimes you can never do enough. She is draining your energy, taking advantage of your love and driving a wedge between you and your husband. And it plays on your guilt, that if you live your own life you are somehow neglecting yours. So, what are you going to do?

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LIZZIE138 2/4/2014 9:12PM

    Suzzq4life, I have thought of going to a counselor to get a better idea of what to do here. You are right, it has already effected my relationship with my hubby. He has tried to be supportive of the situation but his patience is about all gone.

Grammies, thanks for the "good sister "cup. Not so sure I deserve it at this time though.

Babe, thanks for just being there. I know your sis has helped you a lot. I try to do what I can but
I'm just about empty.

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SUZZQ4LIFE 2/4/2014 9:02PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your difficult relationship with your sister. I understand how you can feel both guilty & resentful of having to include her in what you do. Maybe you could talk to a pastor or counselor about how you feel. They might have some advice for you. Eventually, it might effect your relationship with your husband. emoticon

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 2/4/2014 9:01PM

  emoticon This is for being such a good sister, in spite of the situation.

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Still stressing...but trying to stay on track

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sister in hospital for an infection. Running back & forth between her house to take care of her dog, visiting her @ hospital, working full time and trying to manage my own home. I've been negligent in logging my food choices but have faithfully continued my exercise program. I will make more of an effort to log my food.

Usually when she gets ill and lands in the hospital, I throw all my efforts out the window & just live on fast food & no exercise. So this time is different. I am maintaining my sanity through exercise and although I have not been logging my food choices, they have been healthy choices which for me is a miracle!

Hopefully she will be released in the next few days so I can go back to focusing on me. Sounds selfish, I know, but if I don't take care of me, who will???

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GAILANN48 1/31/2014 5:42PM

    emoticon emoticon to take care of yourself during this stressful time. Sounds as if you've made great strides in that direction! The rest will come...and NO, you're not being selfish, you're being sensible. Remember that on planes we're told to put the oxygen masks on ourselves before putting them on the children next to us. If we don't take care of ourselves, we can't help anyone else.

Hang in there, you're doing great!

:) Gail

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_BABE_ 1/31/2014 4:15PM

    Take care of yourself!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/30/2014 3:44PM

    You are doing wonderful. Just breathe and keep moving through this difficult time.

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ISLENAA 1/30/2014 8:43AM

  not's call self-love and that goes a long way for everyone concerned...and i think you're doing great!!! if you're worried about logging your might want to carry a little note pad and jot your food down. you can always track later. i hope your sister gets better soon. emoticon

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SUZIEQ1097 1/30/2014 7:31AM

    I hope she gets out of the hospital soon.


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LOVELESMILLS 1/30/2014 6:36AM

  Remember to breathe!

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