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Happy Birthday to me!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Today is my birthday, it has started with a bang. Animals sick, hubby sick, cleaning all that associated mess. Cooking my own birthday meal due to hubby being sick. Getting ready to go pick up my own birthday cake. Wow. This year has to have an upswing soon. I am exhausted.

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TTLEELEE 3/18/2014 7:58PM

    Belated emoticon !!
Hope everyone feels better soon.

I think you should extend your birthday and celebrate "for real" over the weekend. Do it with relaxation, rest and getting severely pampered emoticon

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FISHGUT3 3/17/2014 12:21PM

    still... have a great birthday

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PROPMAN1 3/17/2014 11:21AM

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! emoticon Sorry everyone is ill in your household (am sure no one is sorrier than they are). We share the same sign (pisces) b-day was the 9th. Will keep my fingers crossed that things will soon be better. Let's hope you don't catch any germs (gonna be a tough one).

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Wow 2014 can bite me already.

Friday, March 07, 2014

This has been a rough start to a new year. Jan 7th I fell off of the back porch and tore my right petellar tendon in my knee. Got well from that and two days after the all clear to regular activity, I got H1N1 flu. I am just now feeling like a human again, even though I am still on meds and an inhaler. It is March people. I have spent the better part of this year on the couch sick! Good news. I am not any heavier than when I first got injured. I consider this a major accomplishment. I was on a walker for 6 weeks and could not go up or down stairs. All I did was sit and do the PT and do the armchair exercises on Spark. I could not do anything for 2 weeks when I first go the flu because I was too weak to do much else but go to the bathroom and sleep. So here I am back in the game and ready to kick this year in the butt!

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TEXASGIDGET 3/7/2014 12:12PM

    It just means it can only get better from here! Sounds like you were off to a rough start, but Congrats on not gaining while you were injured and sick! Best of luck getting back into the game!

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The three most honest paragraphs of my life.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I have been challenged to write the three most honest paragraphs of my life for a fitness group I am in on Facebook. Here we go.
I am afraid to lose weight because I was raped. I have been gaining weight slowly ever since that happened. It has been too long ago, I am ashamed to admit how long it has been since it happened. Since I started blogging I came to the realization that I was not even calling it rape. I called it "that night" or "the attack". I was assaulted. I was violated by someone I trusted. It is time, it has been long enough. I need to stop hating me, because of someone else's actions. If I am thin and attractive again, I will not be a target. That is foolish thinking. My size and shape had no bearing on his actions. He was wrong. I was not.

I am terrified of dying like my mom. She was obese and died unable to get out of bed. I will not die like that. I do not have to feel guilty for not wanting to be like her. I will get up everyday even if it hurts. I will love me and take care of me. I deserve to be happy and healthy. I will do it for her because she was not strong enough to beat her demons. I will.

I am afraid my kids are ashamed of me. I am really huge and I fear that they will be teased by my size. I love them and I will do anything to protect them. They are going to start high school soon and it is the time when kids are the most cruel. I will not be fuel for ridicule. I will love myself enough to do this for them.

That was easier than I thought it would be. It just came flowing out. Maybe that means I am truly ready for change.

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_LINDA 2/18/2014 12:16PM

    So very sorry that happened to you :(( You are an incredibly strong woman to be able to overcome that trauma with no help or support.
Never forget you are beautiful, inside and out. You are a mother, have given the gift of life and love!
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plans and commitments

Saturday, January 04, 2014

So I went and bought three sport bras. Big step here. Removing excuses. "Oh I would do that but it hurts." Well not now. These puppies are on lock down. Not moving a bit. Not the most flattering look, but it will get the job done and that is what matters. Hubby and I have discussed getting outside for walks together, after mother nature is finished with her arctic blast. Not walking in below zero. I have not yet reached that level of exercise nirvana. emoticon


Working for my goals in 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

We are all looking forward to a new year, looking for the fresh start and the begining of a time to make resolutions. I do not make resolutions, I make goals. I make a plan, a to do list, this is what works best for me. I like this quote.
"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'..."
― Alfred Tennyson
This is a good way to look at things. I hope you all have a prosperous New Year. I wish nothing but the best for all my friends and family!

Love to you all.


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