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Time to get back in gear!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

First of all here's the picture of my tattoo! I finally got it on here. If anyone deserves a tattoo with "stras" on them-it's me-since it's the signature of my name!! It was several hours worth of "pain" but well worth it-eventually I'll get yhe flowere shaded in & some of the stars-but this is it now!. I've been doing badly on my eating & working out-then fell down some steps yesterday & am sore as heck right now-as soon as I get over the soreness of this-I AM gonna workout more & get back to eating right-I have to get some of the "flab" off so I can show off mytat without being so embarrassed of my fat rolls!! lol Winter is coming on & I need to get moving before I regain all the weight I've lost. so it's time to shake myself off & start over!

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PHEBESS 10/10/2009 11:42AM

    Very cool tattoo!!!!!!

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Rough week

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm sure my teams have noticed that I haven't really been active at all this week here on SP. I've had problems with my right foot-extreme pain with weightbearing-the xrays showed normal, but for a few days it hurt like heck-which caused me to do very little walking & a missed day at work. Needless to say, I haven't been motivated at all, my healthy eating went out the door for the past month & I've gained back about 10 lbs. I actually went as far as thought about dropping out of SP feeling that I wasn't helping myself- so who did I think I was trying to be a coleader on my teams & trying to help & motivate others-but I've snapped out of it now & realise that I need my spark friends & have missed the communication with my teams. On top of that my grandson spent about 24 hrs in the hospital-he's home & fine now & I've spent too much time on facebook catching up with old friends there. I'm in a better frame of mind now & won't get into this funk again(I hope!) I may not be able to be on SP every single day-But I won't let so much time elapse anymore. My foot is still hurting some, but not as bad as it was & I know I've got to get this extra 10 lbs off to help it-so give me a kick in the rear for being absent this past week!

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_JULEE_ 9/15/2009 10:22AM

    Star, you do what is good for YOU! if you don't have the time or energy to put into SP teams, that is OK!

I hope your foot feels better soon! emoticon

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MADAMEAJA 9/14/2009 1:10PM

    No kicks from me. We're all human and have good and bad times . . . But know that if your body is hurting, you want to respect that and ease up on exercise. And make sure you're fueling yourself with healing, antiinflammatory foods like greens, papaya, pineapple, burdock and sunchokes. Take good care!

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B~ROSIE 9/13/2009 4:26PM

    emoticon it's easy to look to food for comfort when your body is hurting. So happy to see you snap out of it! I've had to switch from walking to biking because of pain in my hips and knee. Nice to see you pass 31,000 fitness minutes! Hang in there friend. emoticon b

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It's finally over

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yesterday, the judge signed the papers & my divorces is final. The past few years have been hell. I'm so happy to have this chapter of my life over. Now I can put the past behind me, & concentrate on me for a change. I don't have to walk on egg shells anymore, wondering what's gonna set him off . It took 2 yrs. of telling him I wanted this divorce-finally getting to move out in April, filing for the divorce in June. I gave up alot for this freedom, but it's worth it. Now I can move on & become the person that I want to be. I've taken care of everyone for years-now it's MY time-Hopefully I can now get this last 20 lbs off for good since I'm getting out of this stressful situation. I have alot of decisions to make-I'm gonna think them thru very carefully before making any moves -I'm not sure if I'm gonna move back to OK or not-whatever I do it's gonna be what's best for me. Thank you everyone for the support you've given me on here.

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IVMAR1 8/28/2009 2:14PM

    Congratulations!! You have a great attitude! My best wishes for you in any decisions you decide to make. Good luck!

Here are some thoughts:

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -- Maria Robinson

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” -- Ashley Smith


Ivmaris emoticon

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DEBBIEKAY1 8/27/2009 8:11AM

    Starshine Congratulations! Nothing is easy worth having!
Now is the time to be good to you!
God Bless and Good Luck in your Future!

Hugs Debbie

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MOONWILLOW1010 8/27/2009 7:57AM

    You do have a great attitude! You are well worth the effort! Good luck in your new adventure!

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KENDALL7261 8/27/2009 7:20AM

  A new beginning! Congratulations on having such a positive attitude!

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HIPPIEFREAK66 8/27/2009 6:48AM

  i'm glad that you have the ability to move forward.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yesterday I asked for support in the huddle-but for some reason I couldn't add a blog entry to share the need of support. so here it goes for today. I've been struggling with my eating for the past few weeks-I was doing so good for awhile but then I just gave in & have been every since. I don't know if I just got stressed out or what-I was within 20 lbs of my goal weight & it all went to hell. I know how I should be eating & working out, but just can't get myself back on track with the eating & walking. I don't even wanna weigh myself to see how bad it is. I did do good at supper last nite so am hoping that I will get thru this slump soon. Thanks everyone that responded to my need you all are the best!

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DIAMONDFOOLER 8/27/2009 9:54AM

You Will be OK. It may not be instant but few things in life ever are. You are through a Large hurdle, getting the divorce. Congratulations. Now, just focus on Now. Take one meal at a time. I would say that you should bite the bullet and weigh yourself just to mark your progress from here on out. No Guilt trip allowed!
You are a better person than that.
Keep Sparking, Keep moving, Keep going.
We are here with you.
Barbara emoticon

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JUSTLABS1 8/21/2009 10:59AM

    Hang in there. I agree that you should look forward and not backward. I've been there. I try to focus on today. What can I do today to move toward my goal? I also constantly remind myself that eating well will make me feel better. I hope you are doing well.

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IVMAR1 8/18/2009 3:32PM

    You have had a great weight loss already. Please think about all the reasons that brought you to lose weight. Remember the achievements and don't dwell so much of the setbacks. Think one day at a time. Start fresh, do your best! You will get over it. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

Best wishes,


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_JULEE_ 8/13/2009 2:08PM

    Oh Star! Do ONE of them first. Focus on your eating and the walking will fall back into place - don't scatter your energy by trying to master both at once again.

hang in there! emoticon

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DIAMONDFOOLER 8/13/2009 9:55AM

Looks like everyone had great ideas and inspirations for you. I think it has been a hard summer for lots of people, including me. One day, one meal at a time.
I agree with the idea that someone said that maybe you have some emotional things to deal with. Journaling, by putting random thoughts down will help you get to the real issue quicker.
Lets make our new lives happen! emoticon

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JENNNVA 8/13/2009 8:52AM

    The fact that you did good with your dinner choice last night is the first step. Don't look back, only forward. Figure out what was the tigger for you to go off course and deal with that. Also, planning ahead helps me to pick my food choices wisely. As for the exercise, I also have days that I just don't want to exercise - but another side of me says "30, 40 or 60 minutes is not going to kill you, just get it done". So I get my fanny moving. And needless to say, afterwards, feel much better. The first step is always the hardest. You have to push through whatever that is holding you back. I know you can do it!!!

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KRDRAPES 8/13/2009 8:01AM

    Start with each meal, make good choices and go on to the next, small steps will get you back on track. You can do this, you are strong and able to go on-my thoughts and wishes are with you!

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MOONWILLOW1010 8/13/2009 7:15AM

    Hey sorry you are having a rough time right now. It sounds like it might be time for you to take a step back and breathe for a minute. You are so close to reaching a milestone that it may be stirring up some fear. You well deserve all the happiness and you deserve to meet your goals. Think you can...know you can...and you will. Take some personal time off from your day to day and be kind to yourself. See yourself as the wonderful person that you are. Once you regroup...there will be nothing that stops you.

I believe in you friend and I am here for you!

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FITKAT2010 8/13/2009 7:11AM

    So, what triggered the self-sabotage. Deal with that issue head on. Force yourself back on program as though your life depends on it....wait, it does!

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SHERRY822 8/13/2009 6:56AM

    Hi Starshine,
I'm sorry to hear you are struggling with getting back on the wagon. You know you need to, and that's a great first step. So come on, give me your hand, now get one leg up, now the other. There, you are officially back on the wagon ! Now if you need support, or feel yourself slipping, just look me up. I'm on here all day off and on.
---Sherry emoticon

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B~ROSIE 8/13/2009 5:46AM

    It's been a rough summer for me as well. I am up 10 pounds. Try not to focus on the past. Focus on today.

I am trying to make good choices today and not think about the bad choices I have made to get me to this point.

You know the formula and what works. It is a struggle and not easy. You can do it! ~ b

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A better me

Thursday, July 09, 2009

A friend at work gave me the best compliement the other day, when he told me what a grest job I've done on losing weight-he said that I'm looking good, much healthier & that I'm like a totally different person now-I'm always smiling & seem to be much happier. Being told I was like a new person made me feel better than being told that I looked good-I feel so much happier & do have a smile on my face more than ever-I feel so alive now-these changes are not totally due to my weight loss, but that does play a part in it. I've made alot of life decisions in the past 2 years & have made alot of changes in more than one aspect of my life. Not only do I feel healthier I feel alive & I have a much better outlook on life. I'm just realising how bad I've felt for years. This better me is here to stay & I'm loving life for the first time in years!

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_JULEE_ 7/9/2009 11:04PM

    YAY!!! So GLAD you're feeling so much BETTER!


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MADAMEAJA 7/9/2009 2:41PM

    I know just what you mean. I get a thrill out of that "totally different person" comment too! My favorite is seeing someone who I've not run into for a while and they don't recognize me. And not just because I've lost weight. But because I'm happy. It was hard to be cheerful when I hurt all the time! Way to go . . . M.Aja

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MOONWILLOW1010 7/9/2009 9:10AM

    Amen friend and congratulations on a job well done! I'm sure it is awesome to feel so great about yourself. Keep doing whatever it is you are doing because you deserve all the goodness in life!

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