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Friday, March 18, 2011

Yesterday, I started out with the idea that I would post my food for the first time in a long long time. Started out pretty good. Then, as usual, we had a ribbon cutting at a local restaurant with wine choices and fancy snacks. Then afterward, we went directly to the business mixer at the local bottle club. Fell into the potato chips and could not stop. I just can't concentrate on being on a diet and I need to as I look fat again. tonight we always go to the Yacht Club where they have food and at least I am not drinking beer for lent. And I don't want any wine either. So won't be drinking much. And tomorrow is my birthday so I know we will have cake and I love cake. My lifestyle is just not into dieting. I haven't tried Jenny Craig and they have one here. Maybe I should. I really think that WW gives me permission to eat too much so that didn't work.
Just at a loss for words and what to do. Doomed to be 188 for the rest of my life. Later.

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KASEYCOFF 3/18/2011 7:07PM

    I wish I could think of something motivating or encouraging, but I'm tapping a dry well. The only thing I know to do is tight control and little tiny bits, chipping away at it a little at a time. It could be that you haven't found the right 'formula' that works for you yet, so maybe Jenny Craig would do it. Have you thought about joining a gym, like Curves or one of the 'women only' places? Might not be a case of what you're eating as much as needing to burn more of it--?

Dunno, hon. But I wish you the happiest of birthdays - nice that it falls on a weekend this year!
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CHBADILLO 3/18/2011 11:19AM

    DON'T give up or give in! Redirect your thinking. First of all NO NEGATIVE TALK! I have been guilty of that, it's a hard habit to break but it can be done. You ARE worth good health and happy weight. Find Quotes that motivate you, find something that reminds you to keep focused and pass that bowl of chips. I have an anchor on my keychain to remind me that I am anchored to my goal and I'm worth it :)I touch it when I'm tempted, kind of like a worry-stone but it works MOST of the time. LOL

Blogging is def good too. The support you get on here is awesome! Hold your head high, plan, breathe :)

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LADYBUG1943 3/18/2011 11:15AM

    I waver between determination and also thinking "maybe I'm just meant to be this way." After all, grandmothers are supposed to be soft and round, right?

Except, as much as I love being a grandmother, that's no my only role in life, and I do NOT like the way I look in a mirror. I can look at past pictures and know whether I was at the top or bottom of the 20 lbs. I've been varying through the years.

I suspect you'll feel differently tomorrow (or after your birthday).... and have fresh resolve. For me, exercise is the secret more than what I eat, because I stay within my limits with food most of the time. My exercise is what wavers.

What works for me, and maybe you too.... is that AVOIDANCE is not motivating for me. I have to remember how good my body feels when I'm eating right and exercising, and am beginning to love the energy I feel when I'm doing those two things right. By concentrating on moving toward something instead of away from something, it helps my attitude (I have a very rebellious nature).

Start something new tomorrow; write in a journal; take a walk. Wait for the next "AHA" moment.

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FITNATIC45 3/18/2011 10:16AM

    You need a pick me up. You are not doomed to be the weight you are for the rest of your life. You just need to look at alternate ways to eat things. I always bring veggies to the party and I also keep healthy snacks with me just in case there isn't anything there for me. If you like chips I get the Special K and they are wonderful they fit nicely in the purse. I know that it's a pain to carry your own stuff but remember how you feel right now, if you do this you will feel so much better about yourself.
Also, all the diet place-Jenny Craig, NutriSystem and so on-they don't really let you know up front what the cost is for the food and you could be spending lots of money-you will lose weight but again sometime you have to say hey do I really want to spend this much money-plus they only talk about food they don't talk about exercising and the whole package that you, yourself know on the inside that it's a complete change to eat healthy and exercise, it takes both to do and then it becomes a lifestyle that you will start to do because of habit. Also some of the food doesn't really taste all that great from what I heard from people who have done it in the past. Lots of money and the food sits.
At least I gave you a couple of things to think on I hope. Have a great weekend, keep your chin up and say to yourself "I LOVE ME" emoticon

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Well, I've been off and delivered some pics this morning to a client and went and got flowers for my mother-in-law. They were beautiful and just the pick me up she needed. So we all feel better. Now, I had a replacement shake with milk, strawberries and protein powder in it and a small mandarin orange for b reakfast. For lunch I am going to eat leftover stuffed green pepper stuffed with beef, onion, garlic, pepper and couscou. I always add a little chopped jalapeno pepper to things like this to avoid using too much salt. Didn'teven add salt but it was fine to my taste. So if I can just pare my food down to items like this, I could start losing agin. And leave off the sweets. Happy St. Pat's. No green beer for me.

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EDITOR 3/17/2011 2:22PM

    Happy St. Paddy's Day where everybody is a bit Irish.

Your stuffed pepper sounds good with couscou. I have the ingredients to make it later this week and I think it is a great idea.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Well, after only one week, I had to resume my intake of the little blue pill. I guess I am smart enough to realize that when I get a pain in my right eyebrow,next to my nose, it's not going to work. So I just went right back to the normal dose. If I want to eliminate a pill, it will have to be another one. Why add tylenol when you are trying not to medicate? And there is too much turmoil in my life right now.

My mother-in-law is 92 in June and she has been having a sciatic nerve problem with pain in her left leg and hip. We've been to the emergency room and been given pain meds and then Tuesday a.m., she fell and the ambulance had to come to help her up. We had a scheduled Doctor appmt on Tuesday afternoon and that took 3 hours while we waited, saw the nurse, and then had to get x-rays. The x-rays showed what we already knew, arthritis in the back. So there is nothing to be done except press on. We did have a medical massage therapist go to see her Wed morning and she felt better afterward. Then last night, while she was getting ready for bed, she fell again and another ambulance visit. My husband went over and got her into bed but she is very upset and of course, I had said something to her on Tuesday that upset her and she was mad about that. Sometimes you can't say anything right.

Hopefully today she will be better and not fall down. I will go over and take flowers. AS to dieting, what? I guess I just don't want to make the effort. And that's the truth. Effort would mean counting calories and I don't want to. So I am thinking about revisiting the mediterranean diet but that entails looking for the book again. Actually, I've cooked a couple of reasonable meals this week which is the first in a while. Tongiht is pig out again. A ribbon cutting at a restaurant and a business mixer.

Last night was my quilting Block of the Month meeting and I picked up blocks 5 and 6 of Patriots in Petticoats. And I'm working on my Bargello and I just ordered and received a quilt panel to make for 2 grandsons. It features a road traveling around stores and a school and I think they will love it with their cars. Now I've got too many projects and I have to complete one before I start another. At least the top part anyway. I've been looking for that road panel so when I found it online, it was on sale and of course had to get it.

Happy St. Patrick's Day1

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BOOKWERME 3/18/2011 1:33PM

    Caregiving is stressful. It takes special people to do it well and still keep thier own lives in balance. You deserve special emoticon and emoticon

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MARSHASTAR 3/17/2011 12:28PM

    Hope to see the finished quilts. , and I hope these projects serve as the much needed diversion in your hectic life. I sure understand why you just don't want to bother with the calorie counting.
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TATTER3 3/17/2011 9:43AM

    You are one busy woman. Bless your heart. I would love to see your stash. I'm a lot like you....too many things to do at once, but still Sparkin'. went off the program for the weekend with a paper due and now and back on it full force. Just keep Sparkin'! Eventually things will run more smoothly. Prayers for your MIL, and you all as caregivers!

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JSPEED4 3/17/2011 9:30AM

    You have some fun quilt projects going.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

When I started with Sparkpeople last year, I weighed 188. This morning I weighed in at 188. Sigh! I worked so hard and it took so long for me to lose down to 179. And then, I just put it back on over a few months. I guess I can look at the bright side, it was only 9 pounds, not 90.

So hubby came home from the YMCA on Friday at 184. He has made a lenten promise to give up beer, snacks, and sweets. And for him it will work. I will give up all of those things too. He will probably lose 15 pounds. I will maybe lose 2 or 3 if I am lucky.

Weight just clings to me but I'm not giving up. I am going to try to eat in a healthy fashion and give up the beer and snacks and sweets as well. Try and try again.

Wed will be one week since I have shaved off a corner of the little blue pill. Side effects of that pill which I have taken for about 10 years include weight gain and constipation. I can attest to that and maybe that is also why weight clings to me. That little blue pill won't give up. I have noticed a slight headache in the mornings but other than that, I seem to be doing all right. To alleviate the headache, I've gone out to walk. I am going to continue shaving off that edge for a while and then switch to taking 40 mg a day from the 50 I take right now. Minus, the edge. Maybe if I go real slow, and my doctor and I have talked about this, it will work. Cold Turkey did not work last year.

So here I am once again. Birthday cake on Saturday coming up. Can't do without the cake on my birthday.

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TIRED49 3/14/2011 11:58PM

    I know what you mean about losing the weight. It just hangs around behind the door at my house. I was looking today. I weigh the same thing today that I weighed in 2008, up and down a few times. I have to work so hard to get rid of a pound.
Let's not quit though.
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KASEYCOFF 3/14/2011 6:24PM

    I think the slow tapering-off is a much better way to go - when you've been taking any medication for a long time, your body adjusts to it, and quitting it of a sudden would wreak havoc, thinks me.

Be patient with yourself, hon - you're doing fine!

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PMFISH 3/14/2011 4:30PM

    Nothing worst than medicine weight gain! But there is still a way, you just have to chisel off each pound! Consistency is the name of the game!!! Portion control and movement!!

Do not get it in your head that you cannot lose it. It will become a self full filling prophecy!!! Get a positive attitude and keep moving! You can DO IT!!! emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 3/14/2011 3:34PM

    I am excited about your upcoming birthday. Cake is almost mandatory!

And the weight will begin to drop again. It doesn't seem like it will today, but the sacrifices you are making will pay off and that persistent scale will have to begin it's descent!

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

As you know I am trying to wean myself off the little blue pill slowly with my doctor's help. I take a 50 mg pill and we agreed that I would shave off one slim edge with my pill cutter to bring it down to about 40 mg. So far, I've been sleeping but yesterday and today, I am a bit headachy in the morning. So yesterday I got up and took the dog for a walk and it cleared my head. I intend to do the same this morning and breathe in the fresh air to help. I don't want to add tylenol to the regimen on a regular basis. I do so hope this works. I want to be free!

Geneology is another of my favorite hobbies along with quilting. We have been watching "who do you think you are?" which is a show on Friday nights featuring celebrities looking for their ancestors. Last nights show was about Kim Cattrall and her search for her grandfather! Even hubby was interested. If you missed it you can watch it online on NBC.com. My sister and I have been working on ancestry.com to fill in the gaps on our family trees. Very interesting. I think most people are related in some form or fashion through the years.

Today, we have no plans at all. YIPPEE! I can quilt and I can take the dog for a walk as soon as I finish here. She will be so excited! Later

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EDITOR 3/13/2011 7:55AM

    Always enjoy reading the latest of your pursuits, including this one.

God bless our Sanctified Sunday and refresh us. Thanks for posting on my blog. He is worthy!

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TIRED49 3/12/2011 10:43PM

    I totally agree with the previous post. I live such a boring life compared to you.

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MARSHASTAR 3/12/2011 10:17AM

    I always enjoy reading your blogs.
You have such an interesting life.
Most of the time I don't have anything creative or interesting to say, so I'm letting you do all the work.
Happy ""NO PLANS DAY" today.

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