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Down .4lbs and ICE/SNOW Oh My!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Down .4 lbs this week. Not exactly something to get overly excited about, but when you've seen the scales go up and up and up like I have for the past few months .4 is Fabulous!

Ordered the Spark Activity Tracker today! Can't wait to get it and see what it shows about my daily movement and what I can do to improve myself along with the support and Challenges it will bring with it. You see for me just about every thing is a competition and I need those types of things to keep me motivated.

On a Side note we are suppose to get a significant Ice and Snow accumulation in the BlueGrass State today and I hear rain outside right now. Praying all my fellow Kentuckians Stay Safe and warm today.

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BARBANNA 3/17/2014 8:24PM

    Happy St Patricks Day! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 3/4/2014 8:02AM

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BUBBALOOGA123 3/2/2014 6:48PM

    Way to go! I definitely think it's something to be proud of and good for you on making more strides towards keeping healthy. I've heard the SparkTracker is a wonderful way to do that.

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BARBANNA 3/2/2014 6:09PM

    Congratulations in your great success. The rewards are slow to come but great when they do. It is hard for me to believe the forecast is correct, as it looks fine outside. Enjoy your tracker and stay warm! emoticon

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CINDYAST 3/2/2014 3:16PM

    Way to get back on track! Any loss is a good loss!
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BABYSOX 3/2/2014 12:34PM

    Congrats on the loss. Any amount in the right direction is positive. You will love your tracker. I have a fitbit and it keeps me competitive even with myself.

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DEE1221 3/2/2014 10:36AM

    emoticon I had a .4 loss also this week. My though is any loss is a good loss. Be careful if you have to go out in this terrible weather!!

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ELRIDDICK 3/2/2014 10:31AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Me, MYSELF and I That's Why!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Several Month's ago when I started my weight loss journey. My Daughter gave me a plaque that stated " ME, MYSELF and I that's why! I think over the past few months I have lost sight of those words. But as I sit at my computer this morning I look up and it is hanging over my desk with a couple of racing bibs from this past summer.

I miss that feeling it gave me to look at the scales and see progress...the way I felt about myself. Then is so different than how I feel now. STRESS is not a good thing for me, and when it involves a family member it hits me hard and deeply.

If I am to help anyone I have to be able to Help myself. So Today I am going to focus on those few words..."ME, MYSELF AND I THAT'S WHY!"

until NEXT TIME my friends! Keep Sparking!
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SWEETNEEY 3/2/2014 10:05AM

    So nice to hear from you. Just take it one moment at a time.

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 2/24/2014 8:16AM

    That's right! What a true and inspiring saying!

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BABYSOX 2/23/2014 11:46AM

    It sounds like your daughter is one very smart young lady. She can see your healthy future.

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KELLIE453 2/23/2014 10:08AM

    You and I are alike in that we both love the feeling of that scale going down. It is hard getting back into that frame of mind of the mindful eating and exercising....but WE CAN DO IT!!! I do not know what is going on with your family, however I do know the stress it causes and what stress can do as far as sabotaging our diets...let alone what it does to our bodies. Last year was one of the most stressful years of my life....many losses from death and the ripping apart of relationships with family members ( I gained back 40 lbs). Today I am in a better frame of mind and trying hard to stay on track and be mindful of what I am eating. I truly hope that everything starts to settle in your world very soon~~you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Hugs~~Kelly

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Rough Journey.....

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Well my journey has been rough lately. I've been battling with some very hard issues with a loved one and some days It seems I can't see any light at the end of the tunnel.

I want nothing more than to get back to where I was before this nightmare began. I went for a 2 mile walk today with my son and have tracked all my food. Hoping to stay on track and make the right decisions not only in my weight loss journey but with other struggles right now.

Turning it all over to the Good Lord above and Praying he will help me through this rough patch.

Until tomorrow my friends Keep Sparking!

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 2/23/2014 7:31AM

    Absolutely praying for you and your loved ones; that all find peace and joy again.
It's so hard to remember that we have more strength for these hard times if we only treat ourselves as good as possible. Fill your spiritual, emotional, and physical tanks back up so you can keep on truckin'!
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BABYSOX 2/22/2014 6:23PM

    The healthier you get, the stronger you will be and the easier it will be to deal with all of the challenges that life will throw your way. emoticon

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GERRYVIGUS 2/22/2014 4:11PM

  I hope that you an work through all of this , thinking of you and praying it does get better

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What Happened :(

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Day#176

It's Been a long time since I Blogged or really even visited the site...A lot of things have been going on with me.

Where Do I start...I guess with the 2 things that lay heavy on my heart right now...

It seems my Stress lead me down a path to a slight depression. And no the stress wasn't work related this time. I've been having a bit of a problem with someone so special to me it hurts deep inside, this person is so dear to me I feel I may not know what to do if things don't turn around soon. All I can do is take it one day at a time and Pray!

Then to top it all off I got sick.. Pneumonia was the diagnosis although I really feel it started as the FLU, even though the test was negative. I haven't been this sick for a long time. I did absolutely nothing for a little over a month but lay on the couch. Missed more work than I have in years my day was nothing but Doctors, Sleep and Medicine this added to the problems I already had going on...Until Yesterday I still felt pretty rough but I can say I finally feel some better and actually went for a walk yesterday. This was my first walk in 6 weeks and It felt pretty good.

With all this going on and a lack of exercise I gained back 7lbs of what I had become so proud of...This makes me feel horrible and I sit here wondering what happened. It's pretty obvious with all that's been going on I turned to Food for comfort. So How do I get back to me?

The first thing I decided to do was log into SparkPeople....That's what I should have done in the first place, but old habits die hard.

I look forward to Getting myself involved in the quest for me....But I feel I'm going to need a lot of support. because my confidence level is not so GREAT right now...

Until next time My Friends...Keep Sparking!

  
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SYELLICO 1/7/2014 10:23AM

    I am glad to see you back here - I hope you continue to come back one step at a time. Don't feel bad about the gain back, it happens to all of us. I hope you are feeling better and are able to get back to feeling worth treating yourself right! You are missed!
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RISINGBLUESTAR 12/29/2013 8:44PM

    Stress and depression is tough but there is always hope! Plus, those 7 lbs will come back off.

Hope everything works out with the person who is special to you! :)



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CINDYAST 12/29/2013 6:20PM

    It's a great time to start again! You know what you need to do and you CAN do it!
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 12/29/2013 12:35PM

    I'm glad you are back again. You were missed.

The stress from the problem with you loved one is enough to knock anyone off their feet, so don't think of it as your weakness but as a testament to how big you love. You will find a way to love yourself back to health as well as being there for your loved ones when they need you. We've learned to start a healthy life when times are relatively good, but It's just such a new skill to fit our healthy lifestyles into these chaotic moments that were bound to come in some form. It's the ones that keep striving, learning to be something new in old situations (and new) that succeed.

My heart goes out to you for the problems you've been having. Don't take your eyes off your goal. You deserve health and happiness as much as anyone else.

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KARENE10 12/28/2013 11:29AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~you were on the right track before and you can get back there! Sorry to hear about your "problem" with someone close to you but prayer is a great place to start. emoticon

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Day#108 - Back to Work

Monday, October 21, 2013

Day#108

Up early this morning and back to work I went....Sad my vacation had ended. Of course I hate Monday's this is no secret to my spark friends....BUT I must say Today went by so fast I didn't have time to eat, so this helped with the Calorie intake. Not really how I like to do things, but hey! I guess it's good to have a job and be busy.....

Still trying to overcome the effects of my Binging last week. I did notice one thing. If you eat the wrong foods you feel your energy level drop to nothing. This should be a great motivator to help me get myself back on track. Because the guilt was bad enough...but no energy was worse.

I have forgiven myself for my MISTAKES and I am moving on.....

Off to spend some time with the Hubby and Son....

Until tomorrow my friends...KEEP SPARKING!

  
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BARBANNA 10/22/2013 8:01PM

    Glad you are back on track and ready to move on! It won't be long and that binge will be the spring board to avoid the same situation again, ever, I hope! emoticon emoticon

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