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MOVING RIGHT ALONG! DAY 216

Thursday, July 22, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

My son called this morning and he has lost 22 lbs with WW in 9 weeks! His wife his her goal weight as well! They are the ones that motivated me to join WW online and I seem to be responding to it. I am proud of him. He was at his all time high of 203 and now is 181.5. Pretty soon he will weight less than his mother. Can't let that happen.

Went for a nice walk this morning with Pat. Have to get up early to go because it gets too hot! I got a pair of fit flops, the new show that is supposed to firm up your thighs, etc. The instant I put them on, I could feel it in my back and I had to tuck in my hips and pull in my tummy to give my back some support. I've worn them all day and they are comfortable. Hopefully I'll keep tucking in that butt and pull in the gut! Later.

  
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SGKAYLOR 7/22/2010 11:43PM

    Don't let him catch you, you can beat him lol

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KASEYCOFF 7/22/2010 5:24PM

    That is great motivation, with both of them doing so well! Keep us posted about the fit-flops. I've heard a lot of good things about them. :-D

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IPATRICIA 7/22/2010 3:18PM

    Your son is doing great, but you are right, you cannot let that happen!

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A MILESTONE! DAY 215

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Last night we went to the yacht club for happy hour and Taco Tuesday. I had one small plate of food and NO BEER OR WINE! Diet coke and water were fine for me. Hubby only had one beer himself. Empty calories and costs money too.
Another hot day today and I have my granddaughter with me. She is such a delight. Yesterday she went to the retirment home where my 91 year old MOm in law lives. She went to lunch with her and everyone thinks she is so special. She is so well behaved and talked to everyone and answered their questions. Makes everyones day I guess.
I'm helping out for the rest of the summer so they can save a bit of money on childcare. I'm planning a good eating day! Later.

  
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IPATRICIA 7/21/2010 6:15PM

    Well Done, I can see that joining W.W. was a good move for you.Diet coke and water! it's working.Bringing your granddaughter to see her 91year old great grandmother was awesome. You are indeed a success.

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JENNY888 7/21/2010 4:56PM

    This sounds like an ideal day. I smile even thinking about it.

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KASEYCOFF 7/21/2010 2:24PM

    That's wonderful that you took your granddaughter along to visit her great-grandmother! I adored my great-grandmothers. Not everyone is lucky enough to know them, but I had two of mine around until I was 11. Enjoy her company - one of these days, you'll be having lunch with HER children, lol...

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MARSHASTAR 7/21/2010 11:54AM

    You had a GREAT TUESDAY!
Awww, your granddaughter must be so much fun to be around.
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BAKER1009 7/21/2010 9:14AM

    You're making great choices, way to go! Keep up the great work!

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DONNAEDA 7/21/2010 9:06AM

    Congratulations on your Yacht club selections. I know you did so much better than had you not been aware of WW. Taking your granddaughter to the nursing home was a gift for everyone. You don't realize the joy you brought to those residents. How thoughtful of you. Congratulations on being such a good person

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EAT YOUR POINTS! DAY 214

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Well yesterday I was advised by and1571 to make sure I ate all the WW points allotted to me in the day. I had heard this before and my son also told it to me last week and I've written blogs about eating more to weigh less so I am taking it to heart. So I had a healthy day yesterday. This is what I had.

slice of arnold health nut toast with 1 T pb
2 c watermelon
1 southwestern grilled chicken salad at McDonald's with 1 T dressing
1 diet coke
1 fiber one peach yogurt
1 fiber one oat and peanut butter bar snack
3 oz pork stir-fry with
1 cup cabbage
1/4 c onion
1/2 c carrots
1 clove chopped garlic
1 serving ramen noodles
pork flavored drippings with one T pb added and mixed in. The above was my half and hubby got the other half and we both left a little on the plate.
1 square dark chocolate
water water water

I ended the day with 22.5 points and was perfectly happy. This morning I was at 181. So I am making sure to eat all my points and to up my veggie intake.
I started the day with 1 toasted english muffin, 1 egg, 1 slice american cheese, and 4 oz milk. That will tide me over for a while as I have an appointment and I've taken a cooler with 1 apple and 2 waters and a fiber one bar for emergency. Got to get those veggies in somehow and I don't know where or what I'll be doing at lunch. Probably driving.

So thanks everyone for your help and assistance. You are my WW meeting and weigh in coaches. Later.

  
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KIMSTUTZ 7/20/2010 2:33PM

    Nice plan! my goal is to eat 8 or more fruit and veggies a day and to have one with every meal and/or snack. I rotate baby carrots with almonds to satisfy my need to "crunch". emoticon

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BUGGYS 7/20/2010 12:53PM

    Sounds like you're in control!!! emoticon emoticon

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JENNY888 7/20/2010 12:52PM

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ANDI571 7/20/2010 12:26PM

    Way to go, keep up the good work. I knew you could do it. emoticon

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DONNAEDA 7/20/2010 12:14PM

    looking good. Just keep on doing this well and you will be at goal in no time. Congratulations

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KASEYCOFF 7/20/2010 11:10AM

    I hear you on the veggies: low on calories, high on fiber, and more than filling enough - you are on fire, girl! emoticon

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MSALOETTE 7/20/2010 10:24AM

    Great blog

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IN MAINTAINANCE MODE! DAY 213

Monday, July 19, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Today was weigh-in Monday and there were no surprises. 182 for the 20th week in a row. Nothing happened as usual. At least I can say I have lost 6 lbs since joining Spark and kept it off. THe point is, I still have 22 lbs to go to get to goal. So I vow that this week I will not drink any beer, wine, or alcohol and I will try to increase my intake of veggies and follow the point system with WW. That is all I can do. I always drink my water so that is not an issue. I just keep coming back and trying again. One week at a time! Thank you all for your encouragement and if you have any tips at all, I could use them. Tomorrow I am posting my food for today so we can all look it over. So far today I have had:

2 cups of coffee, black
1 slice of Arnold Health Nut Toast with 1 T peanut butter
1 c of watermelon
1 southwestern grilled chicken salad at McDonald's with 1 T of dressing.
1 diet coke
water
I'm at 9 points with 11 to go. Am I eating too much?

Dinner is probably leftover pork tenderloin stir fry of some sort. I have cabbage, onion and carrot and can serve it with ramen noodles or brown rice. And water. Any help or suggestion would be appreciated. Later.

  
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KIMSTUTZ 7/20/2010 2:45PM

    Hi, just ran across your blog and it intrigued me. I have been within the same 2 pounds for two months or more and am finally seeing the scale move again. I get 20 points a day and use most of my weekly points (weekend splurges). I do have a shared food/fitness tracker if you care to look at it. The more fruit/vegs i eat the more i tend to lose so i am amping it up! emoticon

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ANDI571 7/19/2010 3:17PM

    My question is, are you eating enough? If you have 9 points and 11 to go, that is only 20 points. I am allowed 22 points to start off with, then there are the 35 flex points we can use.

I just got my book out to add up the daily points you require. 18 points for your weight + 2 for being female. That puts you at 20 points. Then, are you over 5'1"? 5'1 to 5'10 you would add another point, that would be 21. Then I would think you would get the 2 points for being a housewife, so that puts you at 23 for the day. If I am correct, 23 would be the minimum you should be eating, then like I said, you have the 35 flex points you can use through the week. If you are not getting enough points, it could be the reason you are not losing.


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KASEYCOFF 7/19/2010 2:44PM

    I think you're doing the right things - all you can do is keep on keepin' on. Everybody hits plateaus, and as long as you're not gaining, sooner or later, the ticker will start moving the other way. Have faith, hon! :-D

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SAILING ON THE BAY! DAY 212

Sunday, July 18, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

Yesterday we went sailing in a race at the local yacht club with my sister and her husband. We've been trying to do this for a year and finally the day and time got together and we were able to go. It was the most beautiful florida day in July, a nice wind blowing for the sail and not too hot.

That's hubby as we were leaving the pier.

The Yacht Club with it's many boats. We were heading out to the bay.

Hubby selected the right hat for our trip! Rally on the High Seas! Pirate Party!


We were in a bigger boat than others in the race. We passed about 4 boats but had to beat them by 10 min so there was no way to win but we had a great time! Here is one of our friends in his boat!

The sail took about 2 hours.

There were other boats in the water at the same time although not really very crowded. There were 2 parasailers going by at the time and I tried for a photo. If you look real hard in the middle of the picture, there is a parasail. A boat pulls a cord much like water skiing and the guy takes off with a parasail attached to him and sails along in the sky! Cool. There is much less boating activity on the water this year it seems. People are taking their boats out because of fear of the oil spill. So far, we don't have any so we are taking advantage of water sports while we can. Hope you enjoyed our trip.

I finally gave up trying to download pics on my computer and have transferred over to the other computer in our office. Haven't messed it up yet so I will be doing some picture shows soon! Everything on the camera is now on this computer and I hope I remember how I got to that place. Later.

  
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KIMSTUTZ 7/20/2010 2:47PM

    We love the water and i enjoyed looking at your pictures!

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SGKAYLOR 7/19/2010 4:26AM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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KASEYCOFF 7/18/2010 5:45PM

    Oh, Carol, some great pictures out on the water - love the one of the other boat in the background, really pretty! :-)

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DONNAEDA 7/18/2010 10:26AM

    what a wonderful way to spend the day. Great pictures. We have lots of sailing in Lake Michigan too. There are always boats on the lake and no oil either. lol lol

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JLWOF1 7/18/2010 10:09AM

    Looks like fun was had by all! Thanks for sharing. Glad you're able to enjoy the water and hope you can continue to do so for a long time!

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