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Busy days, busy nights

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This season of my life can be expressed as busy. Every day seems to be brimming with things to do. We homeschool, I care take for my mom, I babysit, I volunteer at our church, and I'm involved in a myriad of other activities.

When do I find time to work out. If I was a morning person that might be a lot simpler but I'm really not. I'm working on it though. I've started getting back into a schedule. It's been pretty awesome for the whole one day I've done it. Tomorrow is another day to stick with the schedule. Can't wait to see how this is going in a week or two!

Have a wonderful day.

Thanks for reading.

Mary

  


Busy days, busy nights

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This season of my life can be expressed as busy. Every day seems to be brimming with things to do. We homeschool, I care take for my mom, I babysit, I volunteer at our church, and I'm involved in a myriad of other activities.

When do I find time to work out. If I was a morning person that might be a lot simpler but I'm really not. I'm working on it though. I've started getting back into a schedule. It's been pretty awesome for the whole one day I've done it. Tomorrow is another day to stick with the schedule. Can't wait to see how this is going in a week or two!

Have a wonderful day.

Thanks for reading.

Mary

  


A Year in Review

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I can hardly believe it's been a little under a year since I've logged into Spark! Need to make this a daily part of my life once again. This past year a lot has changed. We've moved into a much nicer home, my husband has changed several jobs, I worked for and left a great job to take on another even greater adventure.

Life has been busy. So now as the summer is starting to draw to a close I decided to recommit again to healthy lifestyle choices. I've made some strides (reached my lowest weight in a long time 240) but I also have had some setbacks. It's time to finally reach that 199 goal and get down to my ultimate weightloss goals! Who says you can only set goals on January 1st!

Time to get back to the journey. I haven't really left but the past two weeks I've been way off on all my goals! Not starting over just jumping back up!

  


No Longer the Cow

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I've shared this story before but it's been on my mind a lot so I thought I would share it again.

I've struggled with my weight my entire memorable life. I've dealt with a lot of teasing, eating disorders, self esteem issues from my weight and other tragedies/things that have occurred in my life.

As a young adult though there are a few key events that caused me to come to the place I was in March of 2010. (My heaviest weight of 315lbs.) I had 3 children over the course of a few years. With each child I actually lost weight than gained a bunch right after. That wasn't my plan though.

Right after I had Connor I weighed in at 230 pounds. Not tiny but by no means not 315 pounds either. I immediately started eating right and running. Running has always worked for me fitness wise to drop the weight. I would run up and down the street by my home. It was approximately one mile to go there and back again.

One day while I was running a truck full of people. I'm not sure if they were guys or girls, I don't know who they were or anything about them. All I know is that they made mooing noises out of the window as they drove by while I was running. When you have been teased because of your weight so badly it made you hate yourself a mooing noise when you are out working hard to change your life is like a knife in the heart.

I came home and sobbed. I let them get to me. I gave them power they should have never had. I wish I could say I got up and went right back out and started running again but I didn't. I avoided working out and eating in front of people after that. I couldn't even go into a store, try on clothes or be out by myself at the store. I was terrified of what other people thought of me.

It took a lot of time for me to realize I deserved better. In March of 2013 I decided something had to change. I slowly climbed back on the horse. I had a friend who would go out running with me. I would only go out after midnight and only walk on the outskirts of town. When I jogged I would stop immediately if I saw someone was coming. Terrified they would make earthquake sounds or mooing noises.

After a very up and down roller coaster I finally have overcome a lot of that fear. In fact now I'm more self conscious if someone goes by and I'm walking instead of running. People don't control me with their words or actions anymore. I don't care what they think. This journey isn't about whether or not I get kudos from the world. This journey is for me. I am doing the work, I am proud of my accomplishments. I am awesome. I love myself maybe for the first time ever. The person I have become is the sum of all those moments but I will never be that girl who lets others tell her how she is suppose to feel about herself.

Be strong for you. Change your life for you. Follow after YOUR dreams. You deserve it. You are beautiful and You are Awesome!

Sincerely,

Mary

  
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INBRAZILFORNOW 8/7/2013 11:04AM

    Thank you. You are awesome too!

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3016DEBRA 8/6/2013 6:18PM

  What an inspiration you are...and yes, you are beautiful! emoticon emoticon


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GINNABOOTS 8/6/2013 3:00PM

    You go girl! You are so right and good for you to get to that point where you don't care what other people think and to love yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 8/6/2013 2:48PM

    Good for you,, I actually thought you were going to write that you flipped them all off and kept on running! Since you never had the pleasure, I now give you permission to do it next time, WITH BOTH HANDS AND AVERY BIG SMILE!! NO eye contact, just both hands in the air and keep on running!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Heart Full of Gratitude

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Today I am thankful for my health. With a family medical history as long as mine I could have a lot of things wrong with me that simply are not. I've hopscotched my way past Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and a whole myriad of other diseases and disorders. Every morning I wake up relatively pain free and go about my day without concerns of medical bills and hospital stays. For this I am most grateful. In my life I've seen a lot of people suffer but God in his graciousness has spared me thus far from a similar fate.

Yesterdays illness reminds me of how blessed I am to have almost every day pain free. For those of you who struggle with pain and illness I pray for you. Thank you for being an example of perseverance and strength in my life. My journey towards a healthier me is strengthened by your resolve to continue on despite the adversity in your life.

  
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AEROBISAURUS 7/1/2013 10:32AM

    You are strong! emoticon

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KACEYSW 6/27/2013 1:14PM

    Wow! You have an awesome attitude! Thanks for sharing!

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