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It was a nice birthday!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I had a nice day today. Went to a Mexican Restaurant with a friend of mine. Her birthday was last weekend and every year we go to our favorite place.
I did really well and ordered a veggie burrito and didn't bring any left over food home. This is the first year in I don't know how long that I didn't go out and buy a piece of cake for myself.
I have a real problem with cake. We grew up eating cake for breakfast almost every morning and I still want to eat it ALL the time.
I am taking Wednesday off to look into my retirement. Hopefully I can retire next summer and be at goal too.
I spent this weekend cleaning out my refrigerator and getting stuff out of here that I can't stay away from.
Everything is going well in my life. I get to retire in one more year. I have a beautiful new place to live in that I really like.
I have family that cares for me and a lot of wonderful friends too. Now why I can't I stick with my food plan to lose weight?
I get home everyday from work and I just want to eat every thing in sight. I don't know if Its because I work in such a toxic work environment or if it something on the inside that I am not dealing with
I know sometimes what I really want is to just have someone to talk too when I get home.
Married couples have each other so they can share there day with each other. I come home and eat over mine.
I have a friend who has her own swimming pool and I am going to ask her if I can come over two days during the week and go for a swim.
Maybe I should do my grocery shopping during the week and not on the weekends. I don't do all that bad with my food on the weekends. It is during the week that I have so much trouble.
Well it's late and I must go to bed. I want to thank each and everyone of you for the birthday wishes, comments and goodies on my spark page. It made me feel very good and you all helped make my birthday very special.
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JUDITH316 7/2/2014 1:32AM

    Sounds like an awesome Birthday...Happy Birthday and God Bless you Amy, sorry I'm late... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYTHMYTH 6/24/2014 9:07PM

    Sending Belated Birthday Wishes emoticon So glad that you had a nice birthday! And congrats on the NSV in avoiding cake...that alone shows that you are on your way to your goal. emoticon

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BAMAJAM2 6/24/2014 5:25PM

  I want to say that you deserved a HAPPY BIRTHDAY---!!
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead...
HUGS!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/24/2014 2:40PM

    Glad that you had a good birthday my dear friend. Keep up the good work. Great job on making good choices. Sorry that you're feeling unsteady about your food. I think that it's a great plan to talk to your friend about her pool. You know how I feel about swimming. Happy Happy Birthday.

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/24/2014 1:00PM

    That would be a great goal to retire in a year and be at goal. I also worked in a toxic environment, though it was only the last 5 years of my almost 30 years with the company. It definitely drains you and makes it harder to have the energy you need when you are home. Good luck! I hope you figure out how to reach that goal, but I can tell you it's a lot easier once you do retire. emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 6/24/2014 11:23AM

    I'm so glad you had a great birthday!! And I'm so proud of you Not having that cake! Old, bad habits are hard to break, but you have taken a very important step in the right direction!!! emoticon emoticon You Can do this! It's hard, but I've read that "Losing weight is hard, maintaining weight is hard and staying fat is hard.......choose your hard!" So true, so I know you can do this thing. It's all hard, but you can handle this! Look at the great accomplishments you've already made! Just add on some more good things! Make streaks to help you form better habits! When you feel like eating everything in site, do some exercises, take a walk, hit the gym, do an exercise video, read a good book, take a bath and go to bed (depending on the hour, of course), go swim ( if your friend says,"come on!") Wash the dishes, house clean!
So glad you had a Happy Birthday! ((HUGS))

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1CRAZYDOG 6/24/2014 11:04AM

    Good job on nixing the leftover food! Excellent clearing out foods that are a temptation.

Wishing you luck with the swimming. Sure can't hurt to ask, right! Hope it works out. That would be nice.

HUGS and have a great Tuesday.

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SYDLETZIII 6/24/2014 10:24AM

    Congratulation on eatting in amexican restaurant and doing it right, I know for a fact I would have had the fried rice and something filled with beef and cheese. Way to go. I did not know you had a birthday, so Happy belated birthday and wishes for many more also if you retire-Have fun

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GORDON66 6/24/2014 9:37AM

  When you get home at night, it appears that you're eating for comfort and out of loneliness. On top of that, you could be suffering from job burnout. Personally, I'm burnt to a crisp, and the end of the work day is an escape. When I finally get home, I look forward to hugging my cats and eating dinner. Eating is a way of burying your emotions, so you might want to consider taking note of what you're feeling as you eat. Changing your thinking patterns is the hardest part about losing weight.

Oh, yes, and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

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PATTYKLAVER 6/24/2014 9:01AM

    It's good to know that you had a wonderful birthday. What I have done with birthdays is quit at 24. Then I took my niece's advice and had a "birthday month" instead of just one day. Do little things all month that bring joy and allow myself to pamper me.

I try my best to always do my grocery shopping during the week. With deliveries usually not made on the weekends, I think the food is a little fresher. If I go at about 8:30 am, people are either at work, taking kids to school, or still sleeping. The store is less crowded. It aggravates me to be on a mission and not be able to get down an aisle because someone is taking up most of the aisle trying to decide what is needed.

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2HAMSDIET 6/24/2014 8:08AM

    I had a friend that journaled every night to distress from work as she made dinner. Some times she drew pictures and doodled some times. Her husband worked 2nd shift and wasn't home. If you do good on weekends than I am sure you will find the key for yourself during the week. emoticon emoticon

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CAT125 6/24/2014 4:43AM

    A lot of people use food as their "feel good fix."
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NYARAMULA 6/24/2014 3:55AM

    Happy (belated) birthday.

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WI was good this morning : )

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I was down 1.6 this morning. SP says two pounds down which is close enough. I've been doing pretty well with my food and trying to stay on track.
I am retiring next summer and hope I can have 70 pounds off by then. I am a WW Member and really want to be a receptionist when I reach goal. Oh, How I hope it all works out. No more Excuses!
Being on a BLC Team really helps me to stay motivated. I almost took a summer break from it but now I am glad I didn't.
I've been off work for the last three days and will go back tomorrow. Because of some stress issues I took some time off.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day. Together we will ALL do this and reach our goals too.
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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/12/2014 7:35PM

    Great goal!

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OLDERDANDRT 6/12/2014 1:46PM

    Way to go!!! Maybe I need to join some more challenges. I can't trust myself to get done what I need to do! You are making great head way!! Keep up the great work and you Will meet your goals!!! ((HUGS))

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SUNRISE141 6/12/2014 6:14AM

    CONGRADULATIONS on your weight loss ! Thank you for being on the team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER ! Have a great day !

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/11/2014 11:50PM

    congratulations! I know that you're happy. You deserve to be!!! Keep up the good work.

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LINDA! 6/11/2014 8:53PM

    Happy to hear that you lost weight!! It's always exciting. emoticon

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MYTHMYTH 6/11/2014 5:24PM

    It's GREAT to hear about your weight loss. Keep at it! emoticon
What BLC team are you on this time?
Jane

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1CRAZYDOG 6/11/2014 5:12PM

    Good job!!!!!!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 6/11/2014 4:09PM

    That is a wonderful goal! I'm here to cheer you on! emoticon

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GORDON66 6/11/2014 2:39PM

  Excellent!

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STEVEN_D 6/11/2014 2:30PM

    Good for you and your goals to lose the weight by next summer. You are right, no more excuses. I hope your stress levels get back down to normal and you have a wonderful day, too!

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Good Morning!

Monday, May 26, 2014

I got a very good nights sleep last night. A bad cough has been keeping me awake at night. Feeling better today and plan to just stay home and take it easy. I'm getting in plenty of exercises and doing my best to stay on track.
I finally had the nerve to put a picture of myself on my spark page. Thank you for the nice comments. I'll leave it on for a few more days.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!
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LINDA! 5/28/2014 11:28PM

    I hope the cough is completely gone!

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MPETERSON2311 5/27/2014 10:52AM

    I hope you feel better soon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/26/2014 3:31PM

    dh & I are battling the coughs and stuffiness, too. No parade for us today. Like you, rest today!

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GORDON66 5/26/2014 3:31PM

  Good for you!!! It's been six years, and I still haven't posted a picture.

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    Good picture. Have a good day. emoticon


Don't give up we can do anything.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/26/2014 11:54AM

    Glad you're feeling better. Had to laugh. It has taken me FOUR YEARS to put up a pic on my page! LOL Slow learner. I love your pic and glad you did it.

Happy Memorial Day and never forget those who fought and died for the freedoms we have, our vets and those who continue to bravely serve. Thank you!

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OLDERDANDRT 5/26/2014 11:35AM

    Keep up the fabulous work, my friend!! Great pic! Sorry about the cough. I've been battling the same stuff. I think it's allergies for me! But glad you slept well last night. Enjoy the day of relaxation, hon. ((HUGS))

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L*I*T*A* 5/26/2014 11:29AM

    Happy Memorial Day everyone!
ps: love your new photo!!

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MYTHMYTH 5/26/2014 10:33AM

    Have a WONDERFUL Day! Love the picture!

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BLC Goals!

Sunday, May 04, 2014

We started our BLC Weekend Challenge and I am with the Violet Virtuous this round. I did my fitness test and don't think I did too badly.
I did 35 crunches in one minute and 20 pushups in one minute. This was hard for me because I have a difficult time getting up from the floors.
I joined the Mall Walkers this morning so I could get my one mile walk in and that took me 20 minutes.
Then it was the step up and down test. My pulse rate was 63 but don't think I timed it accurately.
Now for the BLC Goals:
Keep the candy kisses out of the house
Track faithfully and stop grazing in the kitchen.
Spend more time in the chat room supporting my team mates.
I don't want to let my team down and I don't want to let myself down.
I would like to lose 1- 2 pounds a week.
Wishing everyone good luck this round.!
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TOSHIKO120 5/6/2014 11:42PM

    I share some of your goals! emoticon I'm in the kitchen a lot and have to watch the "tasting"! Let's make it an emoticon season Amy!



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OLDERDANDRT 5/5/2014 3:19PM

    Way to go!! I'm not part of that group, but these sound like great goals and you've really knocked out some moves!! Wishing you much success and this little tid bit.....it works if you work it!! And it sounds like you're doing your part!! WooHoo!!
(((HUGS)))

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GORDON66 5/5/2014 8:47AM

  20 pushups!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!! Those are hard so good for you!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wishing everyone a nice day.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I just got back from our church service and I am heading over to my sisters for a little visit. We are having sandwiches for lunch. She and her family are having Easter dinner with her inlaws. I was invited but chose not to go because I don't feel comfortable.
I get really depressed being alone for the Holidays but do the best I can. I think about cake ALL the time and I just want to go out and buy one so badly but I am not going to do it.
It's a beautiful day outside and will probably go for a walk when I get home. I have planned a special dinner this evening which I feel I made a good choice. I am staying within my range.
I still have two more days off from work and looking forward to that. I will go to my WW Meeting in the morning and then I am getting my car all washed and cleaned out.
I must get ready to leave now. Happy Easter to those that are celebrating and those that aren't I am wishing you a wonderful day too.
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    Glad that you were able to spend time with your sister. emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 4/21/2014 11:03AM

    Sounds like you had a lovely Easter Sunday! We did, too, though my DH had to spend it in the hosp.
Have a great week, my friend!! ((HUGS))

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    hope you had a Happy Easter!

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    Hope that you had a good day and don't feel bad about it. I thought that Easter was two weeks ago. emoticon

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    ((((HUGS)))) Hope you had a peaceful Easter.

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SYDLETZIII 4/20/2014 3:23PM

    Not sure why you would feel uncomfortable, but if it is how you are treated, then go and use the visit to educate those who lack knowledge about difficulties of losing weight. Do NOT buy or make any cake, it's comfort and taste are short lived and in most cases replaced with regret and weight gain. If you need to chat we are here to listen. Forget the label of a holiday, this just another day and with each day you can chose to have a good day or not, the choice is yours. I hope you have a wonderful day and week.

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MYTHMYTH 4/20/2014 3:02PM

    Hope that you are able to conquer the challenges that you are facing today! The weather here is cool but sunny. Hope it is nice where you are so you can enjoy your walk.

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