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Day 33

Sunday, November 02, 2008

WOW, where did this day go. I have been at church since 8:35 this AM.......at our activities building after mass. We had our conferral into the Daughters of Isabella, a Catholic Women's group. Our motto is friendship, unity and charity. It was really really nice and there were almost 125 people there. I did pretty well with all the food there was and only had two little tiny cupcakes, 1 sliver of a chocolate dessert, a little pasta and a huge salad and some fruit!! YEAH!!!! I did NOT get any exercise today though....I will do some stretches, but that will be it for today. I feel really good; my calf only hurt a little and the same with the lower back. PTL!!!!!

I liked this quote from my fitness devotional. It is from Robert J. McKain

The reason most major goals are not achieved is
that we spend our time doing second things first!!!

I hope that is not speaking to any of you nice folks here!!!! Let's keep (or get) our focus......the holidays are coming! And so is a new year and I am not going to start 2009 with more pounds!!!!! emoticon

  
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HDPNLYNN 11/2/2008 8:11PM

    I totally agree, but hate this time change. It is too dark too soon!!! Hugs, Lynn

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COOLMAMA11 11/2/2008 6:55PM

    your doing great Barbara, watching your food and portions lol!

Jibby you are so right, we women usually do just that!

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MEESHAWONURRIES 11/2/2008 6:45PM

    Glad you are feeling better I am still feeling a bit like an old person today with my calves

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SEEMAINE 11/2/2008 6:25PM

    I loved your quote! Thank you! It does help to keep things in focus because I also want to enter the new year weighing less than I do now. Way to go with the food today - you're doing great! ~Ann

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JIBBIE49 11/2/2008 6:18PM

    I like your quote, but for us women, second things usually means EVERYONE else but us. emoticon

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Day 32

Saturday, November 01, 2008

WOW, November 1!!! I just got back from a 25 minute walk. My calf hurts a little now and so does my back. I did call my chiropractor and am going to see him on Monday and shoot for 1 -2x a week instead of 3x a week. Insurance covers 24 in a year and I have only 12 visits left this year......so I gotta use them wisely!!

My sis and her hubby and my hubby and I are going out to Olive Garden tonight. I always order a salad for myself with dressing on the side then we will go back to our house and play cards and have low fat snacks. I just made lf brownies with no oil, only water, two egg whites; substituted the oil with no fat sour cream.
I feel positive about losing this month.....shooting for 6-8#.....tunnel vision!!!

Here is a quote from Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit!!

What are you repeatedly doing that is good for you???

Oh, ya, I am not getting Spark email notifications again!!!!!!

Y'all make it a great and healthy day!!!!! emoticon

  
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EMMASMART 11/2/2008 1:21AM

    Ummm how do you not eat the whole pan of brownies? That's the part I can't do. I can restrict myself on cake and pie and potato chips but brownies bring out the muchy monster in me. I wonder if it is flash backs.

Emma

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MEESHAWONURRIES 11/1/2008 9:06PM

    My calves hurt today too did way to much climbing stair yesterday as our elevators were out most of the dat so I can empathize

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COOLMAMA11 11/1/2008 8:24PM

    SOUNDS LIKE FUN, ENJOY YOURSELF! YOUR STRONGER THAN ME, I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE A WEE PORTION OF SOMETHING GOOD! TEE HEE!

BROWNIES SOUND GOOD, YOU WILL HAVE TO POST THE RECIPE, SOMEWHERE FOR US! MMMMH YUMMY!

ELAINE

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/1/2008 3:07PM

    I will join you at Olive Garden and Yummm The brownies sound delicous! Enjoy your evening.
Hugs
Debbie

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JIBBIE49 11/1/2008 12:52PM

    Have fun at OLIVE GARDEN! Sounds good. (But I'd have a little Alfredo.)

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Day 31.......weigh-in and GOOD REPORT!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Hello all and Happy Halloween emoticon!!! OK.......had the mammogram yesterday......A OK and went back for an ultra sound.....A OK!!!!! I am so happy. The next step is probably seeing a breast specialist who may order and MRI....we will see......but NO masses PTL!!!! I am so happy, I could cry!!!! emoticon all so very much for your support and prayers!! It really meant a lot to me! I got on the scale and got rid of another pound or 4 sticks of butta......so that is good too!!!!

Here is a quote for ya by Blaise Pascat (I have no idea who some of these people are)!!!!

You are today where the thoughts of yesterday
have brought you and you will be tomorrow where
the thoughts of today take you!

What are you thinking today?? Make them positive thoughts! WE CAN DO IT!!!!!! TOGETHER!!!!

  
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HEILAS 11/2/2008 1:40AM

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Barbara congratulations on both counts, the medical news and the weight loss.

You can do it.

Keep up the good work.

Heila
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MEESHAWONURRIES 10/31/2008 11:59PM

    Well I am happy for you. Got off work early and have the weekend to finally catch up with myself, so just colour me happy

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HDPNLYNN 10/31/2008 11:05PM

    emoticongood to know all is well there. Now it does sound like a pulled muscle! Keep us informed! Hugs, Lynn

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EMMASMART 10/31/2008 10:31PM

    Great that's just lovely. Now I want them to hurry up and figure out what so owey.. Has anyone checked for kidney stones? That can give you pain that motrin won't touch. I hope they figure out what begign thing is making you hurt.

Emma

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/31/2008 6:49PM

    Congratulations on the negative - for ammmogram and ultrasound!!! Way to go! I said a prayer for you there. It's good that you don't ahve to worry there.
Keep me informed.
hugs
Debbie

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Day 30

Thursday, October 30, 2008

This has been a long day.....i saw my GP this morning about the MRI and some other stuff.......on the MRI she told me to see a neurosurgeon, stop the chiro. and possibly start PT on my back......but I guess this is the least of my problems. When I saw her last week, my main purpose to see her was because of this pain in my right breast and underarm. She did an EKG...neg. and a chest x-ray....neg. She then told me to take Motrin 800 mg 2 x a day...which I have done for a week no...and no difference in the pain level....so I just got back from having a mammogram and an ultra sound is scheduled for tomorrow. I AM not going to think the worst, although my stomach is a little on the queasy side right now......I will just wait and see and give it to GOD!!!!! I really thought the Motrin was going to do it.....thought maybe I just pulled a muscle with my weight lifting......am still hoping that is it!!!!

Here is another quote from my fitness devotional.....Voltaire

Shun idleness. It is the rust that attaches itself to the most
brilliant metals.

  
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EMMASMART 10/31/2008 10:29PM

    Hang in there. I am hoping the rapidly find out what the deal is and get it fixed.

Emma

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TKT123 10/31/2008 1:39PM

    We are all sending positive thoughts and prayers your way..It most likely is the weight lifting thing..you are right to give it to God, I do that all the time and it really works for me too. I too love reading your blogs..you are inspirational to all of us..
Sure would love it if you would come join the challenge in the community journal (you can get to it by clicking on my spark page and going down the right side until you see community journal entry)...the name of the message board is Loose ten pounds by Christmas..are you in? It rocks on that message board, lots of support..would love you and your friends to at least check it out...smiles my friend, Happy Halloween to everyone...I have to work, but love holidays there because the older people I take care of are so so cute and seeing their faces light up when they see those kids come in in costumes, light up the world...hugs, Trudy

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COOLMAMA11 10/31/2008 11:04AM

    BARBARA, I AM WISHING NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS FOR YOU, HOPEFULLY IT IS A PULLED MUSCLE, WEIGHT LIFTING CAN DO THAT SO EASILY. KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK, YOU ARE DOING SO WELL, I REALLY ENJOY READING YOUR BLOGS.

KEEP WELL, AND I WILL BE "CHATTING" WITH YOU TOMORROW! TAKE CARE, WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL THE BEST.

YOUR FRIEND,
ELAINE emoticon

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MEESHAWONURRIES 10/31/2008 2:29AM

    I do hope things go well and you feel better soon

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HDPNLYNN 10/30/2008 6:34PM

    Barbara, well one good thing to remember is that cancer is a painless lump and you don't have that. It also could very well be a cyst. It does sound like you pulled something though. Let's pray it will all be ok. Thinking about you and saying some prayers! Hugs, Lynn

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/30/2008 3:35PM

    Honey, don't worry until you know the facts. It could be a cyst under your arm. I've ahd that before. nothing to worry about. I hope it's nothing serious. My prayers are with you.
Hugs

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Day 29

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I have had a busy day, running errands and dropped by to see a good friend. Here it is 2:00 already. I am out of my slump, got my blinders on.......tunnel vision, seeing a new, slim me just a short way down the road! I have my carrots and snap peas out....really do not like them cold; prefer them at room temp. I had a huge salad for lunch and dressing on the side. I am getting together with a friend tonight for dinner, but I have already got in set in stone to order healthy food. YOU can eat out and still have fun without all the calories and fat..........and wake up the next day and NOT feel guilty!!!!

Here us a quote from my fitness daily devotional from Aldox Huxley

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of
improving, and that's your own self!!!!!!

We all have choices to make.....good and bad....let's make 'em good!!!! emoticon

  
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MEESHAWONURRIES 10/30/2008 1:12PM

    I know what you mean about busy I dont think ive stopped for three days , thank goodness the weekend is coming

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ITSABOUTME2407 10/30/2008 10:59AM

    did u have a great time with your friend??you have alot more will power than myself that is why this weight is hangingon so stubbornly well have a great day
trish

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TKT123 10/29/2008 6:23PM

    Have a good time with your friend tonight...ok, today is the last day of my three days off my idiot diet...tomorrow it's back on for another 11 days, so ...my choice...not the best...but I went to Ponderosa and ate salad, took the breading off from the fish...ate 4 pieces of that chicken that drives me to go there ....a couple steamed veggies and skipped dessert.....I didn't do bad...until I got into town...and saw a sign in the DQ's window, closing for winter on Friday...so....I stopped and got a jr. blizzard....lol...funny hah?
So.....tonight....I am going to be hypnotized for weight loss...yup....never done that before...have you? So, I thought I best get that blizzard in today before I can never eat one again with out thinking of chickens...or acting like a chicken...or something just as crazy....hope your doing better then me..sounds like you are...hugs, Trudy

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/29/2008 5:01PM

    Enjoy your dinner out! You deserve a good time!
Hugs
Debbie

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COOLMAMA11 10/29/2008 4:10PM

    Way to go my friend, you are doing so great, keep up the good work,. I dropped 5.5 lbs this month, was in a challenge, I will continue until Xmas, and then maybe relax a little more. Hopefully, I will have my 10 lbs off by then ( small goal I set for myself)

WE CAN DO THIS , AND WE WILL! STAY POSITIVE AND FOCUSED!

emoticon ELAINE

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