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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

With Pepsi....

Why can't I break the spell? My children and all their friends know.. "Don't take the last Pepsi, it's Mom's". People who've been in my house who don't know have done this and my children cower in fear because they know that I won't have my Pepsi. I get irrational, I get headaches, I get MEAN. I'm not a mean person.

Now Pepsi and I came to an agreement. Instead of the big 44 ouncers that I previously indulged in twice a day, we've reduced our affair to a 12 ounce can. Pepsi is okay if I cheat with his friend Diet Pepsi the rest of the day or with tea. and yes I still get my 100 ounces of water on top of all this. So we've reduced our calorie issues. I know it's not perfect and I shouldn't drink my calories, but... I have to have SOMETHING. My life is so stressful. Can I just keep my Pepsi. I gave up chocolate for the most part.

But Pepsi won't break his hold on me. and now that Throwback has come back, oh my, I'm just in heaven.

I know if I ever wanted to compete which I seriously doubt I will, Pepsi and I will have to part ways. I don't want the perfect body (just a smoking hawt one), so I don't feel that I have to give him up totally.

Besides.... I think it's his friend Miller Lite that causes most of my weight gain.

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SHELLSBELLS17 12/8/2010 9:37AM

  HAH! My affair has always been with Coke. I used to need him all day every day, but now we only meet on the weekends when we go out fir dinner. My husband is ok with it...he likes him too! emoticon

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SUZANL 12/7/2010 2:13PM

    Cute blog. Thanks! emoticon
I left Pepsi long ago, he was just filled with empty calories and just made me crave more. Water is my primary love but once a day I need to cheat emoticon and so I drink water with a 1/2 of packet of Propel. emoticon Actually I've found someone/thing new recently, Crystal Light Pure Fitness. He's naturally sweet, nothing artificial emoticon and I only use half a little packet per water bottle. Each packet is only 15 calories. Give it a try...

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    LOL... you made me laugh. Thanks for the fun blog! I had to do all or nothing because I cannot seem to see good limits. If I have one, I have four. So, it's only water for me, and I even gave up the Michelob Ultra Light three weeks ago! I am surprised at what a VICTORY this is, and if you do it, I think you'll feel the same giddy excitement! emoticon emoticon

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MNGIRLIE 12/7/2010 1:23PM

    I love diet Pepsi too! Seriously... people can keep their Coke. I'll take Pepsi.

I used to drink 4+ cans a day before I got hooked on water. Now I normally don't drink pop/soda unless I'm out to eat and it's not a week night. The caffeine keeps me up now which is a good deterrent.

Maybe you and Pepsi can work out a nice suitable relationship. It sounds like you're heading down the right path. :)

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40PLUSANDFIT 12/7/2010 11:06AM

    Drinking my friend tea with honey now. Pepsi is okay with it though because he's already been with me. He knows that tea and honey are there to help me heal this sickness that lingers and lingers and lingers.

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I82MUCHB4 12/7/2010 9:43AM

    You know, I feel your pain! I love soda in general. Especially those with caffeine. I guess my fave is Dr.Pepper, but I'll drink anything in a pinch!

Although I don't drink as much as I used to (about 3 times a day minimum)I still feel that it is too much. I have gone cold turkey 3x in the past and had awful migraines from it. I found that weaning myself off is much easier for me. Also, I never bothered with the diet versions. I figured it was still a can full of chemicals I didn't need in my body, so if I was to do anything, I just need to give it up totally!

Well, I hope you are able to "kick the habit" I know it is HARD.

I'd send you a pic but I can't attach it, so here's the link.

Might help!

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PAIGESMAMA 12/7/2010 9:20AM

    I use to be a huge Pepsi drinker. I have moved on to his no calorie friend. Diet Pepsi is my issue now, lol.

It is your choice to give it up or not. I think it is ok if you aren't drinking a lot of it.

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Is it Monday again?

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The only thing that I didn't do wrong was wake up late. I did sleep through the night (yes with a little pharmaceutical assistance) but sleeping is good. Barely realized when my husband left for work.

Managed to get showered and dressed in time. Went to fix my lunch and proceeded to dump all of my lunch on the floor. The dogs had a nice treat. So the cupboards are a little bare, I'm thinking hopefully I have a can of soup at work, which I do.

Get to work and look at my shoe, the remains of my lunch are on my shoe. Ugh, I'm so glad I get in early and no one really sees me.

and now I've dumped water on my shirt. At least it was water.

I had to crate the puppy again. He decided to eat a pair of my glasses and a medicine bottle. Thankfully the medicine bottle was empty or he would be dead. I think just the remnants on the bottle made him sick because he did throw up and he was unnaturally calm last night (it was Valium). So he's being punished since he can't control his impulses. He knows he's done wrong because he shows it when we walk in the door, but he just can't seem to control himself.

Oh and the scale moved... yeah.. uh, I finally moved my ticker up to reflect my weight GAIN and then it drops three pounds. Go figure.. actually 2.6.. I love the way Spark rolls the number up.

So, how is YOUR day.

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PATTYKLAVER 12/7/2010 4:48PM

    You have such a great attitude! I hope you have a better day tomorrow!

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NEWANNC 12/7/2010 9:41AM

    Not a great start to the day, hope it got better.

I remember having a puppy, several years ago now, and it was a nghtmare. We have no pets now, unless you count the occasional mouse that gets in, or the couple that appear to be living in the loft!!

Hopefully Tuesday has been a better day for you.


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PAIGESMAMA 12/7/2010 9:16AM

    My day wasn't good either. I am hoping Tuesday is better, because Monday wasn't good

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ANDYINBC 12/7/2010 8:54AM

    Sounds like the start of an interesting day! It has to get better! When I have days like the one you are having, I keep thinking, if life was a TV show it could either be a comedy or drama, and I will take it as comedy! And then ?I just have to laugh at it.

Don't worry you can do it, you have all of here on Spark rootin' for you... world's largest cheering section!!! emoticon

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Oops started December a little late

Monday, December 06, 2010

I haven't worked out in 13 (count em) 13 days. That's the longest hiatus I've had since April when I started this journey. I almost forgot what the gym looked like. But it's not because I've been busy, I've been mad at my plateau (which by the way is still happening), or I'm being too lazy. No, it's because I've been SICK and not the sick where it knocks you out and you lie in bed all day, no I get the kind of functional but I know I can't breath if I try to work out and every time I bend over I feel like somebody punched me in the face, yes, the dreaded sinus infection and bronchitis. I've had each of them, but not EVER at the same time, until this past week. It started Thanksgiving night and progressively has been kicking me in the A$$.

I gave up and went to the doctor, on anbitiocs, but still have that lingering tickle.

So today, I can't stand it any more. I have to work out. Light cardio should be okay. Get on the elliptical. My feet hurt, take the orthotics out, they continue to hurt. Okay, fine, be that way. To the bike I go, so I survive that. So I can finally put in my fitness tracker 46 minutes of cardio. It's not near what I have done in the past, but dangit, I got it done.

Of course we won't talk about the fact that I'm coughing up a lung again (at least I waited until I left the gym). Anyway I will beat this. Cardio this week, back to the weights next week. Should be interesting to see how much strength I've lost.

So it's December 6. I've promised myself I would bust this plateau this month. I can do this, Christmas and all. I only have one meal that could cause me some issues that I have to worry about because we don't have any parties scheduled. This can be done. If I can break the 170s this month, I can start January with great momentum.

Onward!!! I really could use a nap now...

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ANDYINBC 12/6/2010 11:35PM

    Way to go! You just started a new spark streak and you will be great! emoticon

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TEJAS1291 12/6/2010 7:19PM

  Hang in there and don't get in a big hurry.Just do what you can and give the bod time to recoup...Nothing wrong with some light exercise though.Since you have been inactive as far as exercise then you should probably ease back in anyway.Don't stress either.Stress can make those plateaus last longer,it also causes them too!!!No Parties???? How did that happen??? I am booked solid with parties starting Saturday and all the way through New Years Eve.I don't have to worry about food,but the liquor....Need to check and see how much cals are in my Vodka.I don't drink except this time of year and Vodka is my preference.Nice clean buzz and no hangovers!!!LOL

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PATTYKLAVER 12/6/2010 5:25PM

    emoticon just don't overdo it too soon!

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    Of COURSE you can do it! I hope you feel better soon! emoticon emoticon

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HILDABRAND 12/6/2010 2:41PM

    Good for you! I've had the same sinus/chest problems, but unlike you who have persevered, I have not exercised (I also have a knee that's being a pain). But today I feel a little better so maybe later this afternoon I will try a few minutes. Be sure to take care of yourself. So, good for you on the nap!

Sweet dreams.

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Status Update, Compliments, Not beating myself up

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Wow, it's been two weeks since I posted a blog. and I'm a venter, whiner, complainer, motivator, talker, etcer... is there such a word. Needless to say, it's still be rough. Financially things have not improved, gotten worse, but it's life. I'm looking into other employment because I am quite miserable at work, but it's a slow progress.

Thanksgiving came and went. I stayed up pretty much most of the night defrosting a 20 pound turkey (bought it way late and it was bigger than I usually cook) and baked pies (Notabouttheface has an awesome light pumpkin pie recipe). Anyway I was told that it was the best Thanksgiving dinner I've ever made. My very picky eater future daughter in law ate a bit of everything as did my sometimes very picky eater daughter did. She complained that there was no pecan pie, but she got over it. It wasn't a truly hateful complained, she's just being Ash. and then the drama started....

I started coughing and hacking about 4 pm, took a short nap and got up and did some stuff. Daughter waffles back and forth about going back to college because she had to work the next day. She ended up leaving that evening. THREE hours later, she calls me slightly hysterical telling me she has a flat tire. Okay, calm down, breath. We have roadside assistance, call them. Well, there is somebody here that might help. Now to help understand why she is slightly hysterical. One, she's beautiful and 20. Two, she's in the middle of nowhere, we were lucky she had cell reception. Three... she's in the middle of nowhere. Okay that was a little redundant. Okay, keep the phone on while you talk to them through the crack of your window. She hangs up the phone. (can I beat her senseless now?). She calls me back, it's a man and a woman and he checks the trunk, no spare, no donut.. Where is it? This is a car that routinely had flats until we changed the rims, where is the freaking donut? I guess the last place that changed her tires conveniently "borrowed" it? So anyway, he can't help her. She now calls roadside assistance. Tow truck driver calls her back, says it's about two hours. I guess more conversation ensued. One of his questions was are you alone? Okay, two ways of looking at that... he's a creep, or he's determining HOW quickly to get there. Anyway, she was creeped out by his tone and scared of being alone with him when he got there. SHEEEEEEOOOOOOOTTTTTT.... Crap. Okay, I'm on my way. Hubby has to work at 5:30 in the morning yuck. He's like, I'm not letting you go out alone, she's 3 hours out. Okay, fine. We start on the way. Not even 45 minutes out, she's texting, where are you. I tell her. Then she calls me. A deputy sheriff is here. Okay, good. Hangs up, calls me back. I told him how I felt about the tow truck driver and he said he would stay with me, even asked if I wanted him to bring his wife over. She said no. Anyway the gest of that was, turn around and go home mom. So, we did. Whew, that made a really long night only long. Anyway, she's $80 poorer for having to buy a new tire but she's safely home and we're back home about 11 pm. and my throat HURTS and I'm coughing and I have the beginnings of laryngitis.

I sleep until 1:00 p.m. the next day. Wow.. get up. clean up a little around the house, lie around some more. Hubby gets home, we eat and I lie around some more and at 7 p.m... oh crap.. I have to go get a birthday cake for grandma and make pasta salad. So off to the store in my slovenly state I go. Find one of the last cakes and take care of that issue. Make pasta salad and go to bed. Son gets there about midnight (he's going with us).

Sunday morning, off to grandma's we go. I call my brother when we are about two hours out. Where you at... Wal Mart, we haven't left yet? You haven't left WHERE yet,? Don't you have a six hour drive? No, no, we are with mom and two hours out. Okay, whew. Do we wait for you or go in? We were given permission to go in.... it's a good thing, we would have been wandering around for over an hour.

Anyway, grandmother's birthday was Sunday. She's 97. She got to see the whole family of her son (my father) all together again. We haven't done that in a few years because of all the drama with my mother. Mom compliments me on my weight loss first thing. That was crazy. My brother sent me an email this morning and said about the same thing. Wow... My grandmother didn't say I was getting fat as she has been doing lately. She did do that to my husband, although he too has lost about 20 pounds. Oh well, she's 97, what can a person do? emoticon

Anyway, it was a good visit. My mother seems like she is trying to change from her toxic/narcissistic behavior. She apologized for something she said she may have done in the past. It was brought up when we were discussing disciplining children. I spanked my son, but not my daughter (as much). Anyway, that's a whole long discussion.

So, all in all, I'm still sick. My eating has not sucked but I haven't been tracking because I haven't been eating that much. One meal a day seems like and just drinking a lot (water) because of the crap going on in my head. and I haven't worked out in a week. That's killing me. I'm going to get into the gym today and get back to some cardio. I don't think I could lift weights right now to save my life.

Getting back on track for December because our schedule won't change that much. Anyway, not much really to say but a lot of words said. Have a GREAT December.

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PAIGESMAMA 12/1/2010 9:46AM

    Glad everything worked out ok.
Hopefully you will be feeling better soon.

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    Glad that your daughter was okay, it sounded like quite the ordeal! Nice of you to get compliments from the family too! Hope the yucky stuff clears up soon and glad you liked the pumpkin pie! :)

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FLY0NTHEWAL1 12/1/2010 9:19AM

    Woah! You have a lot going on!

You had me at Cake, btw.

Happy December!

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/1/2010 9:16AM

    I hope you're feeling better today. It certainly sounds like you had an eventful night. Do your best to drink plenty of HOT tea and honey !! The honey is actually better for your throat than cough syrup. I know, I just got over a very nasty bought of cold/flu/bronchitis. I don't know which. It may have been all three. either way, I was hacking up a lung for two weeks. I lost my voice as a result !!! I'm finally starting to get back to normal, but my voice is still a tad rough.

My point, if you can squelch this cold/flu now. do it. otherwise, if it gets stuck in your lungs, you're doomed. I rarely get sick. If I do get sick, I'm sick for a day or two. this went for over 3 weeks !! So, take care of yourself.

As for creepy tow truck drivers... many are just that, creepy tow truck drivers who know they can take advantage of you if they want !! It's terrible.

Now, I'm glad your daughter got home safe and sound, but here's something she should consider i.e. she should consider learning how to change a tire on her on. She should look into taking a class on basic car maintenance. If she knew how to change a tire, last night's incident wouldn't have happened. I know how to change a tire. It's a skill many women should learn.

So... take it easy... push those fluids and don't forget the honey. it really helps.


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Yay.. me... I think

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Was at work this morning, talking work at first, and then the guy asked what does that mean. I had 11/1/2010 and the number 8 below it. I'm like uh a goal that I didn't make. So I tried to talk around it and I told him I wanted to lose 8 more pounds before that date. and it didn't happen. He was like "you're fine, you don't need to lose any more". You've done an awesome job the last few months. Wow.. that is coming from a gym rat. So then of course my profile pic pops up on my screen saver and he sees it and I'm like that's what I'm trying to get back to.. that's 8 pounds. He didn't say anything.

So later off to the gym I go, although I almost talked myself out of it because:
1) I was throwing up and other stuff yesterday
2) I felt really weak on my workout Monday, so I figured that was part of yesterday.

But I went, figured I would do something not too strenuous. Oh no, can't do that. I push and I can't bend my arms. BUT... I was doing tricep dips. First set I flared out and the trainer that has been helping me told me.. okay I'll pay more attention. The third set he brings the guy around that he's training, see how she's keeping the elbows tight and then points at my back, and look at that back, it's PERFECT. wow. thanks. I really work hard on my back. Wooooo weeee.

Now if I could get the lower back side in the same condition as the upper back side.

So, compliments make my day. I told my husband the other day that I hadn't lost a pound since July.. he's like yeah you have. Nope, scale is mean and vicious and vengeful and won't move. Now of course he's lost 10 in the last two weeks (I hate men) and he's not doing anything different except more walking at his job.

That's all I got. Still trying to lose that 8 pounds. But as my co-worker stated this morning, if you can get through the holidays maintaining, that's an accomplishment in itself too. Which he is absolutely right. and yes I will be at my gym Thursday morning after I put that turkey in the oven. It may just be cardio, but it will be something.

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FIGHTERCHICK32 11/18/2010 7:56PM

    Like others have said, you may be gaining muscle and losing fat . . . which is great! Keep it up!

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ANDYINBC 11/18/2010 9:57AM

    Look for the non-scale victories (nsv)... the compliments, the feeling of better health, the increased energy. They make this so bearable when the scale doesn't help! And you are obviously deserving of so many of those

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PAIGESMAMA 11/17/2010 8:27PM

    See others are noticing. SOmetimes the scale doesn't move but the inches fall off.
I have been moving aroi=und a lot at work and I know that is helping with my calorie burn too.

Keep it up. You are doing a great job!

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PATTYKLAVER 11/17/2010 5:00PM

    emoticon People are telling you so! Keep up the good work!

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    emoticonYou are doing great! emoticonHappy Thanksgiving!

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HILDABRAND 11/17/2010 2:16PM

    Good for you! I wish I had your disipline. Losing without being healthy might be getting the weight off, but being healthy is the main goal. You go, Girl!


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NOTABOUTHEFACE 11/17/2010 2:01PM

    There's no "I think" about it! YAY YOU!!!!

We'll be joining you on Thanksgiving Day. We've got Body Strikes scheduled and the Mr looked at me like I was a sadist! LOL

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JRIMM4 11/17/2010 1:50PM

Those are the best sort of compliments!
If I can maintain through the next month and a half I'll take it!! Losing would be even better!


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