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Silent But Deadly (and if you heard the things I say you'd know why!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

After a few rough stops and starts, I think I can say I am finally getting my "Mojo" back. I have not been blogging much because I have been so inconsistent this last few months, but last week I started to feel the groove again, and have managed to track my foods and exercise for the last 5 days. I think I am back in the weigh loss game. I have lost 1 lbs. in the last 5 days, and that is going to work for me. If I can manage a 1 lbs. a week weight lose, I will be content. I imagine when I am able to start running again, things will pick up, but I do not plan to push myself so hard as I did last time. That is part of the reason I hurt myself and burned myself out. I plan to be a pound killer by steady consistent diet and exercise.

It does not hurt any that I have a goal I am working towards. I am going on a 5 day cruise to MEXICO in November with a day in New Orleans before and after. When I told my friend, she said I needed to get a cocktail dress for formal dinners,and I said a cocktail dress, I barely plan to where clothes the entire time I'm on the boat. Now I meant, that I plan to be in a swimsuit the entire time, but it came off totally different and she asked me what the heck kind of cruise am I going on (Carnival, for those interested)

Well That got me realizing, that I don't want to look like an Oscar Myers Wiener on the boat, so I need to buckle down and get my diet and exercise under control. If I lose a pound a week until the trip, that will be a little over 20 lbs and will put back at my lowest weight. Anything extra I lose will just be gravy, well actually gravy is a No-NO, so its more like it will be a lack of gravy!

That's right The "Smart A$$" is back!

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LADYJAKE1 5/16/2012 10:19PM

    Good for you

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WOUBBIE 5/16/2012 7:25PM

    Yay! I kinda wondered where you were.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/16/2012 3:23PM

    Sounds like a great, and very achievable, plan. Good luck and welcome back.

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GMO_JEN 5/16/2012 2:04PM

    I think that is a great plan. I also lost my groove and just found it-now that your mojo is back you are going to do great :)

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Going off Plan Never Tasted So Good

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I had a VERY High Carb day today. I went to Nashville to see Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion in Nashville Today.

This is the second time I have seen him live, and it gets better every time. It was held at the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the GRAND OLD OPERY.

This is a live radio broadcast from National Public Radio, and if you have never heard it before, find your local NPR station and give a listen. He is funny and wonderful.

We had the best seats

The little pink dot was us. It was perfect, a perfect day, and even though I should feel bad about going "off plan" I really can not work myself up to guilt.

I just plan on going back on track with my carbs tomorrow. I did walk and do one of the 10 minute videos here, so I made up for some the damage I did with he food.

It was the BK stacker that killed me. I guess I should have pulled off the bun, but we were in My mother's car and that is such a mess. I do not want to have to pay to clean my Mom's car. It seemed safer to just eat the bun! I mean who wants to pay $60 (the cost to have the car detailed) for a $1 bacon cheeseburger. I have to say. I was really digging the sauce they put on those Stackers. I wonder what the heck it is, Any Burger King employees out there want to spill the beans? It could just be our little secret!

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OUBACHE 5/2/2012 8:15AM

    I love Garrison Keillor! My husband and I went to see him both times he performed his show on the Purdue University campus. I think it would be really something to see him in the old Ryman auditorium. Forget about that BK stacker. You probably burned off all those calories laughing during the show!

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GMO_JEN 4/29/2012 1:04PM

    I think sometimes really great days break the mold...but you exercised and had a great trip/fun with the family. Next day, the plan will be there :)

Comment edited on: 4/29/2012 1:05:34 PM

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1CRAZYDOG 4/29/2012 11:08AM

    Oh my . . . aren't you the lucky one! I saw Garrison in Chicago (when I lived there) years ago. His guest stars were Robin & Linda Williams. I absolutely adore the show.

As for the BK sammy . . . it was one day, one meal. Your body will recover!

I am so jealous you saw Garrison! Just way cool.

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RADFEN 4/29/2012 10:51AM

    emoticon to see PHC at the Grand Ole Oprey! Today is the day to get back to the routine.

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GGMOM06 4/29/2012 10:21AM

    emoticon I agree with Woubbie.............i think emoticon

We would love to go there too. maybe someday. emoticon

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WOUBBIE 4/29/2012 1:37AM

    Life is not perfect and neither are our meals. Back you go tomorrow!

I'm so jealous! I LOVE Prairie Home Companion! My local NPR station is sponsoring a trip to Wolftrap to see him but it's too pricey for me. One of my signatures here on Spark was a Keillor saying that I particularly love:

"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known."

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Playing "Let's Make A Deal" With Myself

Monday, April 23, 2012

Motivation is an important tool for people trying to reach their goal weight, and I am having to play little games with myself to keep me motivated. Right now it boils down to two basic strategies.

Number 1) I borrowed "Games of Thrones" from the local library on books on CD. I have down loaded it to my Ipod and only listen to it when I exercise. If I want to know what comes next I have to get up and move. I track how much time I do on my DVD's and allow myself to only listen that long, and instead of listening to music while walking, I'm listening to the book. There are 28 cd's, so this should keep me going for a while.

Number 2) When I lose my first 10 lbs, I have promised to treat myself to a Mani/ Pedi. I have not had one in almost a year, but for each 10 lbs. I lose, I will give myself some special treat. A little something to look forward to.

What a shame that just being healthy, having more energy, and fitting into my clothes are not motivation enough for me. Maybe when the weight starts coming off, it will get easier.

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PEPPYPATTI 4/23/2012 7:24PM

    We all have our own ways of motivation! Way to go!
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IOEINC 4/23/2012 6:04PM

    I agree...whatever works for you!!!

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DOGSTARDADDY 4/23/2012 4:09PM

    Deals (or self motivation) works!! Whatever it takes.

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NAYPOOIE 4/23/2012 1:43PM

    excellent ideas

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DARLENEK04 4/23/2012 1:15PM

  Yes, it is a shame that our life is not reason enough to exercise, but.................having
said that, I believe that whatever strategy works is what you should do.....and if giving
yourself little rewards works, and listening to this book works............USE IT..................

You can make yourself go and then after awhile, you will do the exercise automatically
because that is what you do at a certain time of the day............and listening to books is
simply a is the mani/pedi.................

ou are on track...................reach out and grab is right there in front
of you.


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HAPPYWALKER 4/23/2012 1:14PM

    Excellent! I've recently gotten interested in "Game of Thrones" since season 2 started on HBO. I missed the first season - what an excellent idea to get the book on tape from the library and put it on my iPod!.....and to only listen when I'm out walking!!

Rewards are important too. Losing weight has to be pleasurable in order to do what it takes. Good health and wearing a smaller size are long-term motivators, but sometimes you need short-term motivators to keep up the momentum. A mani/pedi is a wonderful reward. I'd even suggest coming up with mini-rewards every 5 lbs.

Good job using tools for motivating yourself!!

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Struggling back from the land of the "Laying on the Couch"

Thursday, April 19, 2012

So I'm a Fatty Fat Fat again. I have gained back 20 of the lbs. I worked so hard to loose, and I managed to do it in only 5 months. When I screw something up, I don't mess around! Some of the problems were not my fault.

In December I started having problems with hip pain after I ran. I tried to run through the pain and by February, I was barely able to walk. My left hip was in so much pain. I would run one day and would need 6 days to recover, even walking and sleeping were painful for me. I finally went to the Doctor and was diagnosed with Bursitis in my left hip. I had to give up running, walking, swimming , basically all forms of exercise for a series of painful cortisone shots and stretching exercises I had to do several times a day. This lasted for Months. I am just now able to start walking again. Running is off the table for the foreseeable future. My Doctor told me that I could have done real damage to my body by not seeking medical attention when the pain first started. It was because I waited so long, and did not modify my workout that the bursitis got so bad. Again, When I screw up I don't mess around.

On the plus side my doctor also told me that my A1C was a 4.9, and I am no longer considered diabetic. So I almost destroyed my ability to walk, but at least I will keep my feet, and my eyesight!

After the diagnosis my lack of exercise and my wild high carb eating frenzy I went on combined to pack the lbs. back on. I started saying things like "It's ok for me to eat that bag of combos because i'm not diabetic anymore." Yes, I'll have that piece of cake, because I'm not diabetic anymore" "I think I'll have a couple Pop-Tarts BECAUSE I'M NOT DIABETIC ANYMORE" Everyday it was something like that. See a pattern?

Well that is in the past. I am back, I'm going to start tracking my foods and exercise again, and am going to get the weight back off.

I have to........ I gave away all my fat clothes!

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NYC_NATIVE 4/22/2012 6:29AM

    emoticon You've been through so much in the last few months. It sucks that all this has happened. Meh. :-(

I'm glad that you're back on the wagon. It's all about moving forward, even when we have a temporary stall. But we never want to go back to our old, destructive patterns. The good thing I see in here is that you recognize that, and you're working to stop it. That said, if you need your fellow Sparkers' support, we're here.

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PEPPYPATTI 4/20/2012 11:39AM

    I suffer from chronic pain & I can understand what you are going through. Oddly enough the more I exercise the less pain I am in! Go figure! Glad you are getting back into a healthier lifestyle!
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WOUBBIE 4/19/2012 11:08PM

    Ugh. Rough stuff!

But welcome back! Just remember:

You have officially had your License To Eat Carbs revoked.

Meh. There are worse things in life.

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NAYPOOIE 4/19/2012 7:18PM

    Good move, giving away the fat clothes.

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MRFUZZ 4/19/2012 6:04PM

    I just gave away some clothes to the goodwill, and couldn't help keeping a few "just in case". I will be having my blood drawn in a couple of weeks. I will have to remember not to use the I'm not diabetic anymore. For me it will probably oh this once couldn't hurt. I feel for you. We are on a hard journey. But we are going to make it!

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    That damned scale goes up so much easier than it goes down.

Make it a great week!

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KMMR87 4/19/2012 5:34PM

    Your comments made me smile. You talked yourself back into a healthier lifestyle. You have the strength. Now find the right balance

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30 Day Shred - Day 4 - Who Knew a Balance Ball Could Be So Much Fun!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I bought my self a balance ball to use as a chair in the livingroom, and at my home desk, and it makes me want to hop around on it. Remember those hippity hop balls that you sat on as a kid and hopped around on them. I wonder if they make them for Adults. I guess I will be making a trip to the internet! For some reason sitting on this ball makes me want to hop around. I don't know if it is helping my spine or my abs, but bouncing on it during commercials is entertaining, and fun!

I have rigidly stuck to my low carb food plan so far this week, but I am struggling when I get home at night. I work 2nd shift so I get home around 12:30A and all I want to do is snack. I know I shouldn't, but it sure is tempting. Whenever I get the urge to nibble. I pull out a fat picture of my self and do 10 jumping jacks. I think I need to look at my food spacing. Maybe a small snack at 10p would be the ticket.

My food spacing is as such:

9:30A Breakfast
1:30p lunch
5:30p snack
8:00p Dinner
(I think I need to add a 10p snack here)

I might try that for the rest of the week and see how I do! 3 days until my first 30 day weight in. I hope I see results.

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LIBRA73 1/27/2012 7:08AM

    I love my bouncy ball! It makes the workout so much fun!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/25/2012 8:59PM

    emoticon I like to bounce on my ball too! LOL emoticon

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DARLENEK04 1/25/2012 6:13PM

  Try a scrambled egg or some nuts....I made a scrambled egg with some chopped
Canadian Bacon and rolled it in a soft taco shell....was very filling....but it could be
too, you are tired when you get off work and want a snack to perk you up a bit......
I used to catch myself eating just because I was so tired.

..whateverworks, is exercise and using calories....go for it....


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DOGSTARDADDY 1/25/2012 3:36PM

    If you don't eat a ton of them, nuts might be a good late night snack. High in protein to fill you up. Or an egg/cheese/bacon omlete?
But yea, you need a 10:00 something.

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BADSEEDGIRL 1/25/2012 3:22PM

    I'm not sure if I'm hungry or just, you know, grazing just to graze. My blood sugar isn't low or anything when I get home. I think it is more out of habit, and less from hunger.

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LIVERIGHTNOW 1/25/2012 1:22PM

    If you are something legal!!!!!!
Glad you are bouncing your way to fitness : )

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