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Spending a good chunk of time caring for everyone else, letting *me* fall by the wayside. It's time for a change. I have to take care of ME, before I can take care of anyone else.

I'm not here to lose weight (wait, don't go! Read on!).
I have Celiac Disease, and due to many years of being sick prior to diagnosis, I was (am) underweight. So much so, that my family doctor was certain that I had an eating disorder.

I am woefully out of shape, and often very stressed out, so working out will hopefully serve multiple purposes for me.
I don't want to be winded walking up a flight of stairs anymore, and I need a great way to relieve the stress that haunts me almost daily, and over which I have zero control.

I am looking forward to making more SparkFriends, and both giving and receiving encouragement and support on my journey.

Member Since: 1/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,637

My Goals:
To actually *gain* weight and maintain it with good food and lots of exercise.

To begin a running program and participate in my first 5K in May 2012.

To incorporate activities that help reduce stress: yoga, kickboxing, running
It's got to be cheaper than therapy, right? ;)

My Program:
Working sporadically with a personal trainer. Joined SparkPeople to help with workout programs and to find ways to stay motivated.

Personal Information:
It's time to discover who I am and what I can be.

I'm a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a Celiac, an ex-smoker, and a co-survivor in the fight against brain cancer.

Other Information:
You never know how strong you truly are until you have no other choice.

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  • v JAYDEE16
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, and for the SparkGoodie! Shopping didn't kill me, but it didn't make me very happy last weekend! I tried again this weekend and was MUCH more successful. I definitely could have used a shopping buddy though! :)

    Bathing suit shopping is the WORST. Even worse than bra shopping (had to do that this weekend . . . but it actually wasn't too bad). I'm learning that the bikini is a tricky animal indeed. But I ordered two online, so hopefully at least one of them will be acceptable. And at least I'm spared the dressing room at the mall. :)
    3390 days ago
    Just popped over to wish you a very happy Easter filled with love and happiness, whatever you are up to.
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    3406 days ago
  • v JAYDEE16
    Thanks for your comment! Um, well . . . the guilt injunction hasn't been fully tested yet, but I will let you know how it goes! The funny thing is that some of the time I don't even realize I'm trying to hold myself to such an impossible standard until suddenly I'm like "WHY do I feel so ANXIOUS?!?" And then I think . . . hmm, maybe it's time to reassess our priorities and what I can realistically fit into a 24-hour day. :) Today starts the real test . . . the typical work week! Ugh!

    Hope you had a great weekend as well!
    3411 days ago
  • v JAYDEE16
    Hey, there's no shame in walking! Glad you're back to normal and back on the proverbial horse. :)

    I'm doing okay! One day at a time! Still sorta struggling with my scale relationship and such, and a little worried about finding my "happy weight" (if such a mythical creature exists). It's the mental element that'll get you, if YOU don't get IT first! I feel odd/guilty whining about weigh-ins on my blog sometimes - like people are going to think "Seriously?!? You're whining about your size 8s?!? I have 100 pounds to lose, so SHUT UP!" I know no one is probably really like that, but still, it sits in the back of my mind when I blog. Ah, well. I ramble. :)

    Have a great day!
    3416 days ago
  • v JAYDEE16
    Hi there! How's your butt? :) Are you working with a running coach now? Sounds like that would be an interesting experience . . . I still haven't even worked up the courage to be properly fitted for running shoes. Ah, well. Hope you're doing great!
    3417 days ago
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