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Coming up for air

Monday, March 08, 2010

I've stayed a bit scarce here on SP the past week or so. Not feeling like myself at all and generally not in a good state of mind. Needless to say the pounds packed on. Partly because of my eating habits and partly because I stopped moving. I went to the gym once last week! I had good intentions for last week, but things just didn't work out as planned.
This week it seems like the same fate will be befalling me again. Our car broke down on our way back from my In-laws yesterday. We were about a 120km from our destination when it happened. Luckily it was right at the only petrol station on the stretch of road! So, we could sit down in the shade and get something cold to drink. It was hot! 40deg. Celsius.
So, no car for today and maybe tomorrow. Wednesday my husband needs to be somewhere else for work and on Thursday we will be gone from home all day. Getting to the gym will be tricky to say the least.

My son turned 8 on Friday! EIGHT! I still find it hard to believe - that is halfway to 16! And to think that time has flown by so fast.
So we had a party for him on Saturday. There is still loads of cake left as well as sweats. And I've already bought for my daughters b-day that is next month. I've been having my fair share of it this weekend, and I'm feeling the consequences, so I better lay off the sweet things this week or I will be painfully rolling through the house by April 4th!

I do believe that getting my head back into the game and eating right, must be happening this week. I cannot extend it any longer.

Just a heartfelt thanks to all who commented on my last blog. I was really down, and the thought of you all being there for me, helped me through the days thereafter.
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    Hang in there,Love! And I am sorry to hear about your car; I hope by the time you read this, it's all better! Special occasions are always hard, aren't they? emoticon We try so hard to be good, but we also want to share in the joy(and in my book, that means SWEETS).

    Thank you so much for your comments on my blog about Pandora. I've finally been able to get through an entire day without breaking down over her.
    4161 days ago
    Hang in there! I've owned 17 used cars! I must have been broken down on the side of the road 50 times! ARGH!

    (but one good thing about sweating: you're burning more calories)

    My son is 17. I remember him being a sweet little 8 year old. I miss him at that age. I wish I could just SQUEEZE that little guy again. But now, I'm lucky if I get a little peck on the cheek!

    Don't give up and gain that weight back. Maybe you should alter your goal of just maintaining for now?

    4163 days ago
    I know you can get back on track. You feel better when you are on track, right? You feel good about yourself when you DO eat well, right? You feel unstoppable when you are getting exercise, right? Right!
    Get on it, girl. You're worth it!
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    4164 days ago
    You can do it!!! Happy Birthday to your son. My son had his birthday party this weekend too! I have faith that THIS will be the week that gets you right back on track! Have a GREAT week!
    4164 days ago
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    Hey Karen, come back to us! I have noticed when I am on spark things do seem a little brighter. I do think it's the people that are here. Take care of yourself!
    4164 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    We haven't gone anywhere, Karen!
    Give us a call and we can make a plan, pick you up and have a coffee/chat - we've also been a bit lax in contacting - Feb flew past and March is doing the same

    4164 days ago

    Congrats on your son's birthday! They DO grow so fast!!!

    4164 days ago
  • MUSIC66
    you can do it just stay focused my sons 14th birthday is on the 3rd of april the middle son tiurned 18 on the 22 january the oldest son is twenty on the 27 july 2010 scarry i say he say s he feels old lol.
    4164 days ago
    emoticon I think we all get like that Karen... after I got on the scale and I was up over 9 pounds, I wondered where it came from--- salt of course... grrrrrrrrrr We all get in that pace where we just need a break from it all... I am back on track but it is hard staying there for sure. I know you can beat this thing karen, you are a strong woman..
    Much love

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    4164 days ago
  • -KIMMI-
    You hang in there girl. I have complete faith in you!!

    4164 days ago
    you can do it. just stay focused

    4164 days ago
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