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It's been awhile....

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hi My Friends!
I think of you often, I truly do.

I log on and read as much as I can of your trials and tribulations, sending words or healing thoughts to each of you.

I think I have been lost in a miasma of who knows what.
At times I feel like I am spiralling out of control mentally as there are so many things going on.
Where to start...hmm...

At the start of the new year (maybe even slightly before) I started slipping physically too. It didn't seem to matter what I did, my scale would inch up and my clothes felt tighter.
I know it was mostly mental...meaning I was slipping into the doldrums.

When you live with someone who is in CONSTANT pain and you always have to keep a smile on your face (when sometimes all you want to do is scream) it eventually takes a toll.
I could feel those cement blocks pulling me down into the depths of despair.

Now I have fought off those thoughts before and once I gave myself a good mental B'slap, I pulled up my big girl panties and cut those suckers off.

I am at my lowest weight now and am exercising every day.
In 40 days I lost 17 lbs and over 10".
My mindset is better able to handle all that is going on in my life and I feel prepared.

I started running again.
Not well, but running.
I did my first of the season outdoor 5K yesterday, dragging my puppy along with me.
That was a sight to see! LOL!

I am cycling and lifting weights.
I feel stronger every day.
Definitely happier every day.

My DH had surgery a week ago to try to rectify the pain he is in. It will be awhile before we know if it was a success or not.
Praying that it is.

Our son comes home from University today for the summer. I can't wait for that!
It will be nice to have him back again, although I know it will be an adjustment on all our parts.

I will try to blog more as I go along.
I know you will be seeing more of me but 'less' of me in the future.
I am in control and losing.

Love and hugs my friends!
Angela




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  • SLIMLILA
    Girl, you look so good... Glad you got back on track, can't say the same, have been tied up with this sprained(For 3 weeks) and then casted as a broken ankle.

    I can't wait to get out and walk, well, just to be able to walk upstairs at this time would be great.

    Hope the surgery was able to make an improvement for you dh, I'm sure you will be so happy to have your son home for the summer.
    Take care. Continued success on your healthy journey.
    2356 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    You look amazing Angela! great job on pulling up your big (not so big though) pants and making it through the trials and tribulations.
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    Sending prayers that all goes well for you hubby!
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    2363 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    you looks amazing.....................
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    2368 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    I'm so sorry that you haven't been feeling well! BUT, you look flipping amazing! emoticon
    2368 days ago
  • LYNMEINDERS
    Look at you you gorgeous lady.....woohoo...

    Well done for pulling up your "big girl panties.....
    Woohoo....17lbs in 40 days...thats awesome and you are looking amazing/....go you...
    You can so do it....

    I know what it is like trying to get everything done in a day when there is so much going on around you....
    Deep breaths....run with the "must do's" and sort out the rest into priority places.....
    Not everything has to be or needs to be done.....

    Just some thoughts.....

    Love you heaps....
    Praying for you all....
    2368 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    I need a good B-slapping myself. To actually get more active and go to the gym. You are looking terrific. Kewep up the good work.
    2368 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon It sounds as though you are handling "Life's Curveballs" fairly well. I firmly believe that Exercise/Activity helps with handling "Life" much more than most people believe.
    emoticon Keep Moving and Lifting!! Praying that your DH's Surgery was successful and that you both have a Fabulous Time with your Son!!
    2368 days ago
  • TEXASFILLY
    emoticon emoticon emoticon You look FAB~ulous! emoticon on taking off the pounds & inches. You are my heroine! emoticon Love you, gal~ BB~ emoticon emoticon
    2368 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    You look great. Sounds like you are getting back on track. Your pup is adorable. I pray the surgery helps your Hubby. emoticon
    2368 days ago
  • GAL7288
    You are doing great, even though life is throwing curve balls at you are going through them like a champ! Keep up the good work!
    2368 days ago
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