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It's been awhile

Monday, September 29, 2014

It seems like it is so easy to let life take over and forget to take time for myself. I let my goals go by the wayside. Working out and eating right were no longer a priority. Between school, depression, and other medical issues, I just no longer cared. My wake-up call was looking at some pictures of me from our family's trip down to Florida. I look like I have put back on all of the weight that I had lost before.

I'm getting married next summer, probably in July. I'd like to be happy with what I look like but I think that's going to take some time...and some hard work. It's time to start tracking my food and weight again. It's time to get my butt moving more. Right now, I'm fighting the temptation to start taking the weight-loss supplements just to get something going. I must not give in to temptation...


2013 Day 22 Sucks Getting Sick

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Well folks, I went to the clinic last night and the verdict is in. I have strep throat. Bleh. I am currently on antibiotics and had to take a day off of work. I hate missing work. There's always so much to do to get caught back up. Oh well, I consider myself lucky. Apparently one of the senior girls has mono. Things could always be worse!

A downside to my throat being so raw is that I haven't been able to eat much. An upside is that I haven't been that hungry. Yesterday I ate a bunch of mandarin oranges and a lot of throat soothing drops while I wait for the antibiotic to kick in. Today it's soup and sherbet. I sure haven't had a problem with staying under my calories.

I've been reading a lot of SP success stories lately. I've lost about 40 pounds and am nowhere near close to being at my goal weight but I will keep trudging along. Because one day I want to be able to stand up and say I did it too!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EATVEGAN 1/24/2013 2:35AM

    Hope you're better soon. Congrats on the 40 lbs.

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KELTIC-CARA 1/23/2013 7:55PM

    Not good feeling sick, emoticon on the weight loss, you are a success story as well with that loss, goal not far away


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RUNKIMRUN 1/23/2013 12:33AM

    Hope that you are feeling better soon!!! Take care of yourself!

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KIMZEE71 1/22/2013 8:24PM

    Sorry you're sick! 40 lbs. IS a success story! I'd be jumping up and down to have lost that. emoticon emoticon

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BMELT2013 1/22/2013 7:35PM

    It's a bummer to be sick. Hopefully it doesn't stick around very long and you get to feeling better son. Sounds like you're doing a great job.

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2013 Day 20 That Answers That

Monday, January 21, 2013

I am sick. I have a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, a fever, and I'm weak. My issue is that the timing of everything makes me think that either a) I don't have the flu, I have an infection that's causing this; or b) I have 2 issues...the flu AND an infection.

Anybody know...is swollen lymph nodes BEFORE sore throat and fever and everything else part of the flu?

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MELMOMOF4 1/21/2013 9:35AM

    i dont have a clue but the flu is going around really bad. the best for you to do is go to the doctor just to be on the safe side. good luck and i hope you get to feeling better soon.

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JASI27 1/21/2013 8:40AM

    I have no clue but I bet if you do a google search you could find out. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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2013 Day 19 A Crap-tastic Day

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Well, I have pretty much had a bad day all around. I ate horribly, hardly any nutrition. I didn't get my planned breakfast muffins made. Spent the day at the shop doing nothing but staring at the computer screen. And I have two sore spots on my neck which makes me think my lymph nodes are swollen again. Argh!


Ok, enough of the self pity. At least the sun was out and I got to have the office door open due to the warmer temperatures. It was enjoyable having the fresh air. If I hadn't been working I would have gone for a walk. If it's nice enough tomorrow I will. I'm pretty sure I stayed within my calories today and if I went over it can't have been by much. I tracked everything but sometimes when you eat something made by someone else, it's hard to gauge the calorie content.

Each day is a new day, a fresh start.

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KIMZEE71 1/20/2013 6:45PM

    Tomorrow is a new day. From this moment on you can recommit. No worries.

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RUNKIMRUN 1/20/2013 3:36PM

    Sometimes we have days like that! Hold your head high and try again tomorrow!

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2013 Day 18 Winding down the day

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's been another busy week for me. I am anticipating the arrival of April 7 because that will mean that prom is over. I didn't even go to my own prom and this year I get to help plan it. On the bright side, the student officers are super helpful and they're supposed to be doing most of the work anyway.

Hmmm, I sat down with something planned out to say and now that I'm here on my blog...I can't seem to remember. Oh well, maybe after a good night's sleep. I'm trying a new recipe tomorrow for muffins made with cottage cheese and egg as the main ingredients. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.

Enjoy the weekend!

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KIMZEE71 1/19/2013 8:55AM

    I didn't go to my prom either. :(

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LILYBELLE12 1/19/2013 1:50AM

    I never went to my Prom either, and that was 43 years ago! I long ago decided I did not miss anything, because I was more interested in just Graduating and getting to College so I could "start" my life!!! Funny how that sounds now at 60 years old...now I just want everything to slow down because my life has gone by so fast it seems! Do let us know how those muffins turn out, they sound good!

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