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2010 has not been as positive as I wanted it to be but It is looking up:)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I thought this year would be perfect, that I would finally have the energy to focus on myself and get things together to have good weight loss.

Well I have had some set backs but I am not counting myself out.
My endocrinologist retired and I went several weeks without thyroid medication. This was not good. I could tell my metabolism was not acting right. I finally got my new prescription but I think I have gained about 10 pounds. I am not worried about this because when your body just tries to store everything instead of use it, that is what happens. I know that when my metabolism is not high, this happens and I will NEVER go without my medication again. I have not been eating very much food, only 1 meal a day and this didn't help. I wasn't hungry and this meant that my body went into starvation mode instead of gaining energy and utilizing nutrients.

anyway, that is improving. My mom's health is not good and we are still struggling to try to get her some financial help. Of course she is not listening to me and that in itself is bringing lots of stress. Please pray about this.

My sister who has schizophrenia tried to kill herself last week ( the reason I have been gone a few days) and is now in a psychiatric hospital. Her meds were all off and they are trying to get her stabilized before they start her on something new. Her husband says that she may need care for quite some time.

anyway, I am looking at this year and my goals and starting April 1rst, i am restarting my ticker and working on myself. I have to get myself under control and I need everyone's help. I am positive about my journey and I will NEVER quit.

I know that I need to work on some things so I have set some goals

1. I will make a check list and check off my goals daily
2. I will spend time making sure my goals are within my scope. I think sometimes I set goals that are too broad.
3. I will drink 8 glasses of water daily
4. I will track my food to make sure I am getting 1600 calories a day ( spark says this is what I need)
5. I will complete the Walk off a size challenge
6. I will limit my sugar and fats
7. I will count my ww points daily
8. I will continue to uplift others on my journey as this helps me to realize I need to get positive encouragement as well.

I am sure that I will get lots of encouragement here as Sparks is the place I find strengthh

This blog is not meant to be disheartening but is meant to make me realize that I have let other people get the better of me instead of preparing myself with good health to deal with things beyond my control.

Thanks for listening and I know that we can win this battle together.
hugs
Amber

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  • ANDRAXIA
    My prayers are with you and your family in these troubled times. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4099 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/9/2010 10:51:42 AM
  • FLAMINGOLESLIE
    Hope everything is ok! I miss you! Thanks for the cupcake! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4122 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/16/2010 2:11:20 AM
  • MRSPOTATOHEAD83
    This blog is just what I needed today. I've got a memo pad next to me. I'm going to keep myself tracking!
    4123 days ago
  • MICHELLELEE150
    Hi Huggers,

    I just wanted to stop by and say you and your family will be in my prayers tonight. You should be proud of yourself - along with the many others who are proud of you for being willing to keep your goals in sight and not giving up on yourself, even during the tough times.
    4124 days ago
  • CAROLFAITHWALKR
    I don't know why my comments aren't showing up, this is the third blog I've noticed my previous comment missing from. Major SP problems since March 30th with my account. I've corrected the spelling of the word "beneath" in today's blog, three times, and it just refuses to take.

    Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you, your sister, and your mom that she will listen & for her health & finances. Life is not easy but we keep on keeping on.

    Many hugs to you, Sister.

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    4132 days ago
  • USARUNNERGIRL
    Sorry to hear about your struggles. No meds is not a good thing. That is terrible. I am surprised that your old endocrinologist didn't give you a new script BEFORE retiring. Sighs.

    It sounds like you have some good goals to help you this month.

    I am here if you ever need anything. emoticon
    4133 days ago
  • CJKOMODO
    You can do this. Just take it one day at a time. I am praying for you also!! emoticon emoticon
    ~ Carissa
    4133 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2010 8:04:00 PM
  • PMFISH
    More importantly God knows your goal and he will see that you get it. Sometimes it does not come when we think we have to have it, but in his time. If He brought it to you, he will get you through it too. It seems we only learn, when things are really difficult and you definitely have some serious difficulties. Prayers are answered and you are on my list. Happy Easter to you and your family.

    Pat
    4133 days ago
  • TINAXX1

    when i read ur post i couldn't help but thinking u r so positive. u have good goals there. ur family and ur health r in my thought and prays. emoticon
    4133 days ago
  • GRANDMAAMIE
    emoticon SENDING PRAYERS

    AMIE
    4134 days ago
  • ANDRAXIA
    I will pray for you! emoticon I am going through many of the same things with my medications. I hope everything turns out for the best!
    PEACE...ANDRAXIA
    4134 days ago
  • AKELAZ
    So sorry to hear all this - had wondered where you were but never dreamt you were going through so much. Congratulations for your courage in letting it all out to us - I know that the support you find here will be of great help - as you have helped all of us when we needed it. You are doing a good job being so constructive and positive - it will certainly bear fruit. You can do it.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts. emoticon emoticon
    4134 days ago
  • MADDE3333
    Keep moving forward...no matter how many things have deterred me or times I have fallen down, I refuse to quit. There will be a time when I reach my goals but that is only when I have refused to quit and when I have kept moving forward consistently.

    I know circumstances around you look overwhelming, but your list is a good one and that will help you. It is so important that caretakers take care of themselves.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you on Easter day.
    4134 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2010 7:14:02 AM
  • PIGGYS1
    you can do this you are in my prayers
    4134 days ago
  • ADHARVEY
    You can do it! One day, one goal at a time!
    4134 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Good for you for posting this. It is important for us to pray for one another and offer support. I am sincerely praying for your family. I also pray for your health. Have a Blessed Easter! emoticon
    4134 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5002230
    You're going to make it. The Best is yet to come!!!!
    4134 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    i am sending prayers love sunshine and strength . may the rest of your life e filled with joy. emoticon
    4134 days ago
  • KARABEANLVRLNDA
    Hi Amber,
    There is healing in opening up and sharing the burdens on the heart. Know I care and will keep you and your situations and loved ones in prayer. May God give you strength, comfort and wisdom as you move forward.
    Sometimes it needs to be "It's All About Me" !
    You have a plan and made some goals and that's all good and
    positive on your journey here.
    Give us a shout if you need to talk.
    Take Care!
    emoticon emoticon Lynda
    4134 days ago
  • PERFECTVELVET
    Amber, you are such an amazing and supportive person!! You are there for EVERYONE, and now it's time for us to be there for you. You WILL get through this. It is only a temporary setback, a learning experience, if you will, that life is not always capable of giving us the things we need and want. And you deserve the world and more.

    Congratulations on seeing the silver lining through such a difficult time. SP is here for you, the Goonies are here for you, and we will all be here for you whenever you need a friend, support, motivation, anything.

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    4134 days ago
  • CHUNKSTER63
    Dear Amber you and your mom and your sister and your family are in my prayers every day with all the flooding I had I put on 12 lbs and feel like well Poop. I have alot of work to do here and construction should start soon. I hope that your mom listens to you and I am sorry to hear about your sister hopefully things will all work out and we will all be praying for you and your family you mean alot to me Amber and I am always here for you. Take care of your self and take care of the other things that are going on. I know you must be under alot of stress but I pray to God that he helps you get through this and that he helps your mom and your sister. In God we Trust.

    God Bless you and your family in Jesus name.

    I love you Kiddo,

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    4135 days ago
  • MARTY19
    You are such a caring person that you put your family first and yourself second. Now focus on you. We will support you in every way. Also pray for your family.

    Hugs,
    Marty
    4135 days ago
  • CAROLFAITHWALKR
    Wow, Amber, I am sooooooo sorry!!!!

    Don't worry about disheartening us: we all need each other!! Your problems make mine look smaller . . .

    Definitely will pray for your mother/health/finances/softening her heart so she'll listen; also your sister, schizo is such a terrible disease I used to study it as a hobby; and for yourself for healing of your metabolism. I blogged a little while ago about thyroid and information in a new thyroid book I'm very interested in (do you know about T4, flouride, bromine, and chlorine?).

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    4135 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3647960
    PRAYS FOR YOU AND FAMILY
    ALWAYS MY GIRL NUMBER ONE IS YOURSELF YOU LOOK AFTER WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR YOU WORK OTHERS AS YOU WILL BUT YOU ARE GOING TO BURN YOURSELF OUT TRYING TO KEEP UP I AM SURE OTHERS LIKE ME KNOW YOU ARE NOT HANDY TYO A COMPUTERS SOME DAYS BUT JUST POP IN WHEN YOU CAN TAKE CARE MY FRIEND
    HUGS
    DORENE
    4138 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    Yes Keep looking up to God! God is on your side....whatever you do don't look back! Just fast forward to take one day at a time. Be encourage and I will be praying for you and your family...With God all things are possible. Allow God to control all circumstances in your health, life and other family members. Keep focus on being good to yourself and you will achieve with the Lord's help. emoticon
    4138 days ago
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