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Today I am Happy...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Yes today I am Happy.. I am spending some family time together.. my boys and husband are watching the soccer games I am starting to understand it.. everyone is yelling when the team they like is either making a goal or not... its been a while since we do family stuff together I am on vacation and want to spend it with them making some memories what I call it... latter we are going to do some bbq to celebrate.. its going to be healthy too got some chicken breast in mojo tomato from my garden basil too... gonna throw some pita bread whole wheat with lots of greens... then I brought some peaches today from the grocery gonna grill them and serve the with frozen yogurt yummo!! Well I really got one of my goals on the doing making family time fun which is equal to memories.. now that is really busting my stress out... that for me is the ultimate relaxing zone..

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ALEXSGIRL1 6/14/2014 3:43PM

    awesome blog love the family memories they don't have to be big or cost money as long as you are together having fun simple and beautiful hugs

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 6/14/2014 1:30PM

    great week end plan.

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Stressed out

Friday, June 06, 2014

Everything in my life looks like its going work its the last week of school preparing to close down and doing stuff for the opeing of next year opening..inventory ordering and preparing paperwork.. at home I thought it was going to be easier boy I was wrong the boys are at home its thier vacation school is out, have my husband recouperating from operation and last night father in law at hospital with a flu... I am trying for all this situations to not get the best of me .. I had a all day bing yesterday and pick up the soda pop again to get me thru the day...
Today I woke up on a better note I am not drinking sodas today.. I started with a healthy breakfast and so far waslking every hour for 10 mins. so far I did 3 WOO!!!!! HOOOO!!!! now I am making a list of all the things I want to do before I start to work again such as clean and organinize the whole house windows and all now do not get me wrong will not do it on one session I have 2 months to do it all.. gonna start with the kitchen ...
I am looking into exercises to do for I want to change every ow and then I get bored of the same routine... I made a folder like so I just look thru the copies I made and do them... Need to get my stress down that is my focus now...

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ALEXSGIRL1 6/7/2014 11:41AM

    I love that you are walking and changing up your exercise so you are consistent is a great idea finding things you like and look forward to is a great start. could you try drinking flavored seltzer water instead of soda less calories and no sugar. try to breathe and relax as much as possible and see if you can get everyone to pitch in.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 6/6/2014 11:57AM

    Today is a new day. It's hard for me t eat right when I'm stressed, so I know how that feels. The walking every hour is a great idea. I find that exercise helps with stress relief. Don't forget to take some time for yourself to relax. You can do to!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 6/6/2014 11:39AM

    emoticon walk, walk, walk.

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Trying to make the changes exciting..

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Well It been okay so far but need a little ooof to keep it as of yesterday I did just that.. I am out on my backyard cleaning wedging throw away plants that are no good..planting veggies and herbs.. also with the help of my husband we are putting bamboo fence all around my yard.. it looks so nice.. we spent the whole day on it .. naturally I brought out a big pitch of ice cold water with lemon.. on our breaks we had lunch in our patio. I put dinner in the slow cooker which was beef stew... he even put on the radio.. I loved it.. now the only thing is I did not get to do my exercise I wanted which was walk for an hour.. but I think that calls for something any fit bit said I did 10000 steps.. but I did not feel it...well at the end of the day we both sat out to hear the bird eat from their bird feeder which I have for them.. now today we are going to build a butterfly feeder love how my backyard is coming out...

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JLEMUS1 3/18/2014 10:39AM

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/16/2014 2:21PM

    what a beautiful day you had make sure you log some gardening points you surely deserved them

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TANJAT88 3/16/2014 12:03PM

    What a WONDERFUL day!!! I am not sure if you are looking at it this way, but it sounds like it was a VERY active day! From the picture you paint, you are actually incorporating healthy decisions into your life and that is EXACTLY what is needed to turn your journey from just a "weight loss" thing to an actual lifestyle. Isn't it wonderful to look back on a day filled with balance and joy??? You got in exercise and kept hydrated, you fed your mind by thinking out the layout and thinking through what all you want to plant and when to plant them, and you fed your spirit by sharing the whole experience with your hubby. This is what can be put in the category of a successful day :)

Keep up the great work!!


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KITT52 3/16/2014 11:04AM

    sounds like a good day...enjoy being outside...

have a healthy week

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 3/16/2014 10:43AM

    Sounds like a wonder day. Here yesterday it never got above 32 again, and the same for today.... BLAH!!!! No digging in the dirt here yet. Linda

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Update on week 1 challenge.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

emoticon For starters I toned down on being superwoman was not easy to ask for help but I did... Now my family is helping out.. throwing garbage away and I am teaching them to cook and reheat simple food.. they now put dirty clothes in the washer and even turn it on when they know that they are the last one taking a bath..they prepare their bookbacks .. I no longer sit with them to do their homework after they finish they give it to me to check it out... everyday this week I have managed to walk 10000 steps daily a total of 26 miles my goal was 25 miles... today was my weigh in I am doing it every first day of each month.. well this past month I have lost a total of 7 pounds and 3 ins bp is normal finally.. I have lots enegy...been doing the 10 mins of strength daily too in my car on every red light I lift weights .. I have been trying out new vegetables I tried brussles sprouts and asparagus my new found favoriets.. today I brought some beets do not know what to do with them so tomorrow gonna checkout recipes ...I know that I can juice them but want something to eat...on the soda pops sometimes I open a can and drink 4 oz and throw the rest away... had a glass of wine with my dinner today grilled steak and veggie was delish
I do not thinks I did wrong everything in moderation right???? any how I feel great now nest week challenge is to make 30 miles on walking... and to do 10 mins on bike....I feel like I can do it and I know I can....

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SABLENESS 3/3/2014 1:53PM

    That's a major turnaround and totally emoticon Retraining your family is not easy. emoticon Retraining yourself can be even more challenging! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/2/2014 6:19PM

    so very awesome positive blog I love how every one is helping and that your children are doing there own homework a rarity. I never helped my daughter no she is top 15 in her class and think for herself. wohhoo

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SNUZSUZ 3/2/2014 11:23AM

    emoticon You're amazing!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 3/2/2014 10:56AM

    Great job. You need of "my time" and now you are getting it. Keep up the good work.

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WITCHYALISHA 3/1/2014 8:37PM

    Your doing awesome, I wish I had a beats recipe for you.

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Starting a challenge

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I am writing this blog that is about a challenge I am starting as of today.. to write once a week about stress that i am going thru... then to see how I can deminish my stress. ( I TRUELY NEED THIS)
For starters I Must cut down on doing everything like if I am super human.. , at home I started to tell my boys there are chores that they need to do to help mom out.clean their rooms , take out the garbage and anything that is microwave you heat up.. clean dishes you use. take dirty clothes to hamper..that is just to start off.. Daddy has been helping out with the cooking I before going to bed will prepare or season meat and he finishes by cooking it by the time I get home from work.He is great cook with fish and seafood mmmmmm!!!!
The next thing is finding some me time to exercise or meditate.. last night I meditated for 10 mins listening to meditation sounds.. I am aming to do some slow yoga...I just started to listen to lots of musicin my car at work and at home..
This is the big one and hard for me .. at work I am always helping everyone with thier jobs.. to a point that I do it all...need to let them do it themselves and me just monitor them..
Now I have made this list some I started some needs to start with check in next week to see any changes...

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 2/21/2014 2:39PM

    Glad that you read my advice. Hope it will help, and do take some me time. Me it's a hour long bubble bath with a good book, almost every night, and I'm worth it.

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SABLENESS 2/20/2014 4:06PM

    Those are great goals. Now to stick firmly with them!

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RAESUN54 2/20/2014 3:32PM

    emoticon emoticon Good luck, you will do it.

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SHORTSTORY2 2/20/2014 2:06PM

    You sound so much like me!! The one who tries to be all things to all people : )
I've since found out I can't! We are not put together to handle everything alone. Guess we need to go back to Kindergarten and learn the word SHARE. That means share for everyone else----like chores, cooking etc. Sounds like you have that down already. Everyone needs to know you are not the hired help.
One thing I try to do is take time out just for me! I find time to read, get on the computer and do things I want to. I'm retired so it shouldn't be so hard, but I found myself sitting and watching TV shows I hated just to please my husband. No more of that! He caught on after a while and is fine with me taking "ME" time. Everyone may be in shock for a while, but they will adjust ; ) Good luck to you! Eileen Hopeful Hearts team

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 2/20/2014 1:55PM

    Don't try to do so many difference changes at the same time. I would suggest you try just a couple at a time, and I would make doing others people work at the job the 1st one. You might be surprised the tension that will release, they were hired to do the job, let them do it, step back and let them make the mistakes and they will learn to do things on their own. You really are not helping them and they are learn that others will do their work. I truly hope you succeed, just don't expect it all at once.

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