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Friday, December 31, 2010

I have my official starting over weight. I didn't gain as much as I had feared, but I did gain 15 pounds. My new starting weight is 170 and I want to get to 145 this year. I also want to improve my strength, and finish the quilt for my bed. DH is trying to set find a multi day bike ride every month for the year. January is hard since we can't take the tandem to Hawaii. But we do have one in Feb, so I need to get started training for that, too.

My January resolution is to track all my foods and stay in my calorie range.

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BEVPRESLEY 1/1/2011 10:55PM

    Thanks everyone. The Hawaii trip won't really be till Mayish. DH's cousin is having a "Hawaii 50" birthday party for his wife in Hawaii. He will let us know when it will be. I do intend to do some riding (and snorkeling) while there, and need to get in shape.

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CARLANNIE 1/1/2011 9:00PM

    You and I both are starting over. My scale really needs to be tossed over a high bridge to be smashed to smithereens on the rocks far below. But alas, no bridges close at hand, so I guess I'll just need to get back to doing what I know needs to be done. I love your bike riding goals - you can do it! And finish your quilt as well - you deserve that, too.

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MAKULEWAHINE 1/1/2011 11:37AM

    That is a truly awesome idea!! Aren't you lucky to have someone who will join you on your bike rides. I look forward to reading about them.

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SCOUTHARPS 12/31/2010 11:41PM

  Good for you! I hear there are lots of rental places and great rides out there. Wish I could tag along.

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TOWHEE 12/31/2010 10:40PM

    Bev, sounds like you have all of your ducks in order. Your goals are reasonable and doable.

You may not be able to take your tandem to Hawaii, but have you looked into renting one for a day?


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Just a warning

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years is coming and I am seriously starting over. Starting when MIL got sick in June (doesn't seem that long ago) I have been very bad. I have intended to get back on the wagon, but found one excuse after another and haven't. So, New Years will be a new beginning for me. I am going to update all my measurements, so don't be surprised when the weight goes up 20 pounds or so. I was so close to my goal, then blew it, but my goal for 2011 will be to reach that goal. That should be about 30 pounds (we will see Sat when I weigh).

I will once again be doing the monthly resolutions for those of us who cannot maintain yearly ones. Smaller resolutions are much easier to stick to than great big ones at the start of the year. I suggest we all make a list of goals for 2011, and break them down into 12 smaller ones that we can work on each month.

We can do this!

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KATIECATS1 12/31/2010 1:47PM

    I'm starting over again too! I decided to ease into a bit this time...this week, my goal has been to make sure I'm drinking my water. Next week, my goal will be to add 15 minutes per day of exercise. The week after that, I'll start tracking my food again.

My life is all about baby steps these days!

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JGMK55 12/30/2010 2:24PM

    Good for you! New year = new start = new goals = new successes!

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SYLVIALYNN2 12/30/2010 12:19PM

    Glad you are getting back on track. Take some time to journal and reflect on lessons learned. Remember baby steps. I once read something that has meant a lot to me: "I don't make mistakes, I just learn new lessons." It has applied in many areas of my life. Please start out with this one change. You were not "bad", you hit some bumps on the road called life. Now you are putting new "springs" on your buggy to smooth out those bumps.

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DARLENEK04 12/30/2010 11:40AM

  Sounds like a great idea....I usually forget any resoluntions
within 24 hours of making them so I quit when I was 20..LOL

This is doable tho, so will open my NEW notebook, write a
30 day resolution at the top, log all my food and make this
year my success year..............


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MAKULEWAHINE 12/30/2010 11:29AM

    what a good idea! It feels overwhelming to set such a long goal and a month is a reasonable length of time. I will do the same as soon as I get home. Right now there is too much going on (good stuff) and I'm not entirely in control of what food there is. Plus icy roads do not make a bicycling heaven:) LOL. But my bike is ready for when it gets above freezing.

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LKWQUILTER 12/30/2010 11:07AM

    I am doing the same thins but am starting today with better eating. I have to QUIT tasting.

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Just catching up ...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I am so far behind in my BLOGging. Sunday DD#2 had her Christmas party at work. We took the grands to church, out to lunch, then DD came over and we made cookies for her to take to work. While she doesn't like cooking meat (just can't stand to touch raw meat), she really likes to bake cookies. So when I got DH off to work and DD off to her party, I got to warm up the sewing machine and get some work done. Sunday was a good day.

Monday was family lunch day. SonIL had a doctor's appointment and DGS#1 is still in school, but the rest of us met for lunch and chatted about Christmases past and present. DD#2 came to the house and put away more of her things from the apartment. I'll be glad when she is out of the apartment and everything is settled down. I'm sure she will be too. Spent the evening sewing and have the 2nd quilt top almost finished now. Should be able to finish it today.

Today will be spent cooking and sewing. I have to take goodies to work tomorrow and will need some to take to Mom's Friday. Tonight DH and I will be going out with friends for dinner and some shopping. It has been a great week so far.

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CARLANNIE 12/17/2010 8:46AM

    I am getting caught up on SP, too, but I know i don't have time to do it justice. Ah, well, there will be other days to focus on diet/exercise. Have a great Christmas!

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MAKULEWAHINE 12/14/2010 10:03AM

    Busy lady! What a great time of year, busy but filled with family and friends and church. How blessed we are:)

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The Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Had to work today, but we close early on Sat, so I got off at 5. Went by and picked up the grands to spend the night (hope I don't get called back). After we ate dinner, it was time to do the annual gingerbread houses. I decided to let them decorate by themselves this year, and they did pretty well.

I'm glad they were small houses, or I would have had to go get more candy.

It is raining now as the cold front passes. It is supposed to stay below freezing for the next 3 days. Since I don't work again till Wed, I won't have to be out in it. Good time to be inside with some hot soup and a quilt in the frame.

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EDWARDS1411 12/17/2010 5:52AM

  Love the gingerbread houses and the pics - precious memories the grands will always remember!!!

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CARLANNIE 12/12/2010 10:51AM

    How fun! You must have lots of energy to work all day and then play with your grandkids. Awesome! emoticon

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ELSEEBEE 12/12/2010 9:57AM

    You are so blessed to have such wonderful grandkids! The houses are great and those children will have beautiful memories of their time with Grandma!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 12/12/2010 5:54AM

    Adorable houses. It is snowing here, but not as much accumulation as further north. DH will be driver today!

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MEYLOSE 12/11/2010 11:13PM

    Wonderful fun and adorable houses and grandkids!! Sound like you had a good time.

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Thursday laundry

Friday, December 10, 2010

Today was a day of laundry as DD#2 continues to move in things from her apartment. Not sure where she had all this stuff stashed in her little place, but guess we will make room for it. She brought her little pink (yes, pink) tree and we set it up in the basement. We got all her linens washed folded and put away. Looks like I really need to get MIL's things cleared out to make room. DD did help me with the layout on a quilt for a friend at work. It was a nice morning.

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CARLANNIE 12/11/2010 9:17AM

    LOL, our dd bought a pink Christmas tree (made from feathers) for her first apartment. It went to the thrift shop when she moved home.

Sounds like you had a nice day. I'm expecting a pleasant weekend, too!

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MAKULEWAHINE 12/11/2010 12:07AM

    You have had a lot of changes lately it seems. I'm so glad you had a nice morning. I am enjoying my grandson as he plays and read his books behind me. We watched a Dora video and then read a book that he just loves. Except that now he reads most of it to me instead of the other way around. Wonderful! Have a nice week-end:)

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JAMBABY0 12/10/2010 10:24PM

    So glad your morning went well! Keep exercising!

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