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Absolutely disgusted...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

...with myself. Truly. I made cookies for a pitch in today and frosted grapes. I had a cookie before bed last night, you know "to make sure they tasted good". Sigh. I brought my own healthy lunch with an ice pack in it so I wouldn't have to find a fridge at the meeting place. When I got to work I left it in my car knowing it was plenty cold enough. Then I decided to hitch a ride with a coworker to the meeting. The lunch still in my car, nice. Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention that I tested yet ANOTHER cookie when I got to know, in case they went rancid overnight. OH, and I sucked down my water real quick, refilled it and stuck in the freezer so it would be nice and cold during the meeting....then left it there, it's still defrosting. I did manage to only eat (for lunch) one chicken leg (removed the skin), mashed potatoes without gravy, and 2 servings of green beans, and thankfully they had water there. I skipped the dinner plate size cookie AND the buttery rolls. THEN we came back to my office, where I proceeded to have another cookie, half a dozen frosted grapes, a ton of homemade pretzel bites with cranberry honey mustard....oh, and a donut hole. Seriously? Ugh. AND tonight is dinner night where I go out to eat with my family.

I am just so irritated with myself. I know that over the longhaul it really isn't a big deal, but I am frustrated with myself because I was so close to being in the 180's and I have my annual Drs appointment tomorrow and I really wanted to show them how hard I've been working. I have got to figure out how to eat supper, and still feel full, without going overboard on calories.

What I can say is that I didn't have a donut this morning, I carefully watched what I ate at lunch, and believe it or not I did better than I would have 2 months ago, a lot. So...I'll survive.

Also, I'm feeling a little bah hum buggy today. I think I need more sleep. Which probably isn't going to happen tonight unless I don't watch all 3 hours of the Survivor finally....hmm....

Hope you are doing better than me today and I am SO sorry I haven't read all your blogs. I am trying to get caught up and not doing very well, lol.

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JENSTRESS 12/18/2014 1:11PM

    Maybe it is the time of year. I've been struggling a bit myself. Hard to believe that certain things just happen, especially when we sometimes feel like we have such a great hold on things one day, and the very next day it can happen!!!

First, I think if you did better than you would have in the past, it is still okay to count it as a victory. You are learning. Maybe a failure with victory underneath. Yes, I know the fact that you ate things you weren't going to is hard, but to have not done as bad is a small victory. It is to me!

I honestly have now said that as much as I want to keep losing, for the next week, I'm not stressing. I will be doing everything I have been doing, (exercise, eat right) but my goal is to not gain. I will be enjoying some treats, and I'm okay with that.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/18/2014 11:59AM

    what's a frosted grape? frozen grapes? those can't be bad....

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GSEATON 12/18/2014 11:48AM

    GIRL! It's SO hard out there right now! Give yourself a little slack and do the best you can! Back on the bike, ugh. Hugs!

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RADOOGA 12/18/2014 9:09AM

    At least you are still going forwards, still here and trying. It was a bad day, put it behind you, move on. Be kind to yourself ....or say ten Hail Sparkies and do fifteen starjumps. :-)

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SATCHMO99 12/17/2014 5:45PM

    Start afresh tomorrow.

Remember to:

* be kind to yourself:
* smile at your human-ness;
* maybe have a drink of water;
* check what foodstuff has mysteriously jumped into your hand before you pop it in your mouth???
* be kind to yourself ... in thought, word and deed

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NOMORESHMOO 12/17/2014 5:17PM

    A bad day happens from time to time. Hang in there, you've got this!

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But I don't want to...(and you can't make me)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

That can sometimes be my constant refrain. Last night I got into my workout clothes, but I am dying to work on the blanket I'm making (I have no idea why, I started it 12 years ago and plan on never being done with it, but once I get it out to work on for the winter I have a hard time putting it down). "I'll just do one row". Next thing you know I'm telling my husband that "I think tonight will be my one night off". I probably don't have to tell you that this is a darn slippery slope...

I sat there crocheting for a while...time is passing, watching a funny movie with my husband. The next thing you know I'm sitting on my bike pedaling away. John says "I thought you weren't going to ride tonight?". Hmmm.....I decided not to so what was I doing on there? A nasty (awesome) little voice said quietly in my head "is it really worth skipping?". Interesting words that. Not "Is it really worth doing?", not "Do you want to keep gaining weight?". You know, it's just 30 minutes, but it makes a WORLD of difference. NO, it isn't worth skipping. For the record I tried to do both...figured that would make me happy. I can read and ride, surely I can crochet and ride...

Ummm.....well, no. It didn't work, not even for a second. Seriously. Picture it in your mind and have a good laugh. After twelve years the blanket isn't exactly tiny, and now it's going up and down on my lap as I'm trying to put the needle through the hole. Oh, and I have two cats....let that marinate in your imagination for a minute. It was not pretty.

The moral of the story? Just do the thirty minutes, it's worth it and the sooner you get it done the sooner you can get back to this blanket called life.

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RADOOGA 12/17/2014 9:58AM

    Hilarious. Can just see it now! Well done on keeping going, you are an inspiration x

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FORZACHANDMATT 12/16/2014 8:42PM

    Love this blog

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WIFEALF2 12/16/2014 8:26PM

    i think like that too every morning i wake up i have to go for 1 hour walk if i dont i feel so bad...once its done its over and you can get on with just do it..that is my mnotto.....

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NOMORESHMOO 12/16/2014 6:26PM

    emoticon The imagery is GREAT!!! If I could make it to the floor right now, I would be ROFLMAO. Unpacking and can't find the floor right now.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/16/2014 6:12PM

    hahahahahaha OMGosh crocheting and riding...girl. You crack me up


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JENSTRESS 12/16/2014 1:16PM

    I like the question. I think it is also why my rest day is Sunday. Because then I always feel like I earned it. I'm totally not saying that people can't have more than one, I just like doing it 6 days a week. And then when Sunday rolls around, I'm like, BAM, I already handled this and I can RELAX! Although next week my rest day will be Christmas. If Christmas was more of a Thanksgiving type holiday, I'd probably still do it. But since the stuff starts early, I'm all for it!

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LOOPYLOU0363 12/16/2014 12:53PM

    Thanks for a good laugh today! YOU ROCK!

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GSEATON 12/16/2014 10:32AM

    LMAO. Love it. I can just see the yarn getting wrapped and wrapped and WRAPPED around your wheels! Spin on!

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    The most important thing to do is START!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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EVIE4NOW 12/16/2014 8:59AM

  Good analogy. Thanks.

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There is a reason my tickers a turtle...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Because my goodness am I SLOW. It's okay to be slow, I'm just sayin. Slow. I am down not quite a whole pound from last week. I am just so glad it's down. It could have been better, but I'm not terribly concerned. I am looking forward to getting down to 189, as when that happens I am going allow myself to schedule my haircut....and man oh man do I need a haircut! Probably what I should do is make a rule saying I can't wear my new boots until I get to 189. I bet I lose 4 pounds in a hurry, lol.

Honestly. I'm feeling better and better. It's getting easier to say no to junk food, although, I still have a long way to go on this one. The exercise is definitely the easiest part for me. When it will be hard is on certain days like Christmas Eve in particular. I have set a goal to do 30 minutes of cardio 6 days a week through the holidays. This is a BIG goal for me, previously I would have said 10 minutes on holidays. I can do this, I just have to figure out a way to fit it into days that I'll be out late. I exercise in the evening so this can sometimes be a challenge.

Well folks...have a great day. I have a busy week ahead of me.

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NOMORESHMOO 12/15/2014 10:24PM

    You can do it!!! I'm parking as far away as I can & taking stairs as much as possible. I did 4 trips up & down 3 flights each day this weekend, as much as I could find time for. Lots of walking.

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GSEATON 12/15/2014 3:14PM

    You got this! You and I weigh the same and we CAN do 30 minutes a day, right??? I just wanna hit 180 and maintain for a while! Better plop my butt on the bike. Hugs!

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THINNERME2009 12/15/2014 12:33PM

    They say slow and steady wins the race.... But I'm sure it all came off quicker than it goes on.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/15/2014 11:44AM

    That's why I had a turtle on mine...then I thought of Dori's "just keep swimming just keep swimming" so on came a fish to remind me...

and yes, we can totally achieve this through the holidays.

let's dooooooo this!!!

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JENSTRESS 12/15/2014 10:31AM

    That is excellent! A loss is a loss! And yes, I agree, sometimes it is slow, but I guess for me, as long as it is moving in the right direction, who cares?

As for the junk, it is getting easier, so don't be hard on yourself. You will get there!

And the holidays I am the same way. Christmas day is going to be my treat/rest day and I will end up working out on Sunday to exchange it!

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When I put on lipstick...

Friday, December 12, 2014

...the world is in trouble. It's nearly equivalent to a woman taking off her earrings before a fight. Nearly. But not quite. I feel in a mood today. A low tolerance sort of mood.

I started to write about who, what, when, why, where; then I realized none of that matters. It really truly doesn't. Yes, I feel a little cranky and one more complaint may just make me snap, however, in the long run this/she doesn't matter. It only matters how I conduct myself. I am very non confrontational so hopefully this shouldn't be too hard.

Anyway, I also tend to put on lipstick when I feel pretty or want to feel pretty. So which came first today? Lipstick or pretty? I'm going to go with pretty. I went with a beachy look today, because frankly I need the sunshine. Lots of salt spray....and I was instantly transported to the beach.

One could say I feel "beachy" today. Bahahahahaha!

I think it's interesting that one item can make me feel pretty. Why don't I wear it every day? Honestly, it just annoys me. When my hair was short I wore lipstick more is frustrating with the long hair because I swear one little hair will get in my lipstick and then smack right onto my annoying to have a streak of lipstick right in your line of sight. Today...I'm throwing caution to the wind! hahahaha!

I told you....sassy!

Have a wonderful Friday my terrific friends and put on your lipstick (or whatever does it for you) and feel beautiful today, BECAUSE YOU ARE!!!

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GSEATON 12/12/2014 2:38PM

    Done! I'm still wearing pjs but threw on some lipstick and BOOM! Feel better already.

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JENSTRESS 12/12/2014 10:36AM

    I love this! "Beachy"!!! That was fabulous. I never wear lipstick. Sometimes a gloss, but for me, it is doing my hair. When I do my hair and take time with it, oh, I feel so pretty! It is the thing I don't do often, which is fine, but if I had all the time in the world, I would likely do way more often. Or maybe mascara does it too... hmmm. I don't really have one of those things.

I'm glad you are feeling pretty. It is such a fun feeling. It is starting to happen for you, the eating right and exercising is putting your beachy attitude on! (This means sunny beachy ha!) and you are feeling good about you! That is great!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

What to write about today is completely unknown. I feel like yesterday my brain was over flowing and today, nada. There's nothing in there but a tumble weed blowing from one side to the other.

Well....I had a great workout last night. I did 20 minutes of cardio followed up by a "12 days of Christmas" workout that's mostly body weight and/or toning exercises. The first time I did it I got all the way up to the 8th day before I remembered that every time I moved up a day I was supposed to do all the moves under it as well. This time I managed to do it correctly, all the way to the 12th day which started with 12 squat jumps. I'm tellin ya, I didn't think I'd be able to complete it. I am so weak. It's shocking to realize that because there would have been a day back in 2009/10 that I would have killed that whole routine in 15 minutes flat and then jumped in for another round. Man oh man am I out of shape! This to me is just further proof that I need to continue down this same path, but not be afraid to jump off to a side path for a day. It's so easy to get focused on the cardio because I know I lose weight with it, but I'm trying really hard to do this better this time around. There's no reason to wait until I get my weight lower until I start strength/toning exercises. And sure, I do them every now and then, but I need to be serious about them and doing them on a regular basis instead of so hit an miss. This Christmas thing I'm doing is nothing fancy, and a lot of it is very easy, BUT it's a start and it's more than what I was doing, by a lot.

I'm feeling good and ready to get this day over with so I can snuggle with my kiddo and then kick my own butt!

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IMKFOX 12/12/2014 8:31AM

    Love the sassy attitude! Keep it up. Adding the strength/toning exercises will pay off in so many ways, and you'll get your strength where you want it too!


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NOMORESHMOO 12/11/2014 7:21PM

    I am trying to gain strength and flexibility. As soon as this renovation is finished, I will be back at it, full force. It is shocking to see/feel the change, it didn't happen overnight, but it seems like it.

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LOOPYLOU0363 12/11/2014 3:15PM

    Your doing Great!

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KLONG8 12/11/2014 10:57AM

    Sounds like you are moving forward. The 12 days of Christmas workout sounds like it is a pretty nice workout. Keep it up!

And thanks for my blog - glad I've found another grapenuts lover!

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MJLUVSANIMALS 12/11/2014 10:52AM

    I am happy just to get my walk in everyday. I do enough housework, and yard work for any thing I need to work my muskles. I never was good at working out pursae. I joined the gym, never went. I admire those of you that do!

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JENSTRESS 12/11/2014 9:11AM

    I'm with you on the tumbleweed action. I still loved the blog! Trust me when I tell you that I have been doing SOME kind of strength training/bodyweight training at least 2 days a week and I look SO MUCH better than I have in a LONG time. The muscles that start coming out come out faster, and the results will come faster too. Granted, the majority of the stuff I have been doing is the cardio/weight combo, which I really prefer, but I know it had to make a difference. So when your knee starts feeling strong, you get started back on Jillian. You know she will push you!

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FORZACHANDMATT 12/11/2014 8:37AM

    You're doing it!

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EVIE4NOW 12/11/2014 8:37AM

  Have never heard of the 12 days of Christmas exercises. Will have to look or make one up for me. Thanks.

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KESTRYLL 12/11/2014 8:34AM

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MARGOH12 12/11/2014 8:32AM

    For someone who has "nothing in there but a tumble weed blowing from one side to the other." You've manage to write a very entertaining and informative post.

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