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Back home again, and trying something new.

Friday, February 28, 2014

So I just arrived home again yesterday. So glad to be back, the internet was so pathetic at work the past month It was a struggle just to check my e-mail. It's a joy to have a speedy internet connection again. However it is freezing here at home and snowing. I will miss the warmer weather that we had in Alabama the past month. Although to the locals it was actually unseasonably cold most of the time, it was still a lot warmer than it is here at home.

But enough about the weather, I just bought a juicer! I was reading an article about Juicing on the flight home and decided to give it a go. Started this morning with a large glass of juice for breakfast.

- 2 large carrots
- 1 medium beet
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 plum
- 1/2 large orange

This was slightly modified from a recipe in the magazine. Anyway it was delicious! It made one full large glass which holds 16 ounces. (Big Beer Glass) And it was filling as well. gonna try 2 glasses of juice a day, 1 normal meal with a lean meat and veggies, and veggie and dip for snacks. We shall see.

If anyone has tried juicing let me know how you found it and any recommendations you may have.


Drydock Blahs, and internet woes.

Monday, February 17, 2014

So my ship has been in Dry dock for 2 weeks now. I am slowly going out of my mind. The internet is terrible here. You would think that it would be better since we are actually on Shore, but our main system is down for repairs and we are on an auxiliary system that is shockingly slow. I pretty much have to open a page on here and then go and make a coffee and come back in a few minutes ans see if it opened. Once i hit post on this blog entry i should probably go and take a shower and then come back and see if it finished loading or not.

Getting along fairly well otherwise though. Eating fairly healthy, trying not to go ashore and buy too many snacks. the food on board is healthy and there is always fruit and healthy snacks. Whenever i go ashore i end up with a bag of chips or mcdonalds fries and i don't need that. So i've kept my trips off the ship to a minimum. No need to allow myself near the temptation. I havn't been exercising really, but my job here entails at least twice as much time on my feet and up and down the stairs then on my normal schedule, i'm so tired at the end of the day i can barely bother to check my e-mail. So i've lost a few lbs, maintained one week, and hopefully lost a few more this week. the way my jeans are fitting is showing promise anyway. Fingers Crossed for Wednesday's weigh in.

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LESLEE33 2/22/2014 6:45AM

    Keep up the good work of trying to distance your self from temptations. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Taking over as a group Leader, and starting anew for myself too.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

So I have recently taken over as the leader of the group representing everyone who joined the same week as I did. The Group is SP Class of 9-15 June 2013. It used to have a few people who were very active and were keeping a few things going constantly. But I guess they became less active a few months ago and nobody had made any posts on the group page for about 3 months. So when I applied for the leader position it was pretty much automatic.

There is a lot of information to read, and a lot of features of the group page to get used to as a leader. Sent out a mass e-mail to the group for feedback and have received a few replies. There does appear to be a few people still active, hopefully I can liven the group up with a few challenges and activities to help keep them motivated.

Started off with a 5% weight loss challenge, open start and continuous, so people can do it over and over again if they choose, or maybe use it as a stepping stone to setting bigger goals.

And also initiated a weekly Action plan thread on the page, where people can write down their "plans" each week to help them reach their goals.

Wish me luck everyone! Hopefully I can get my group active again.

On a personal note, I have finally admitted to myself that the Holidays were not good to me, and have acknowledged that I am still not fully back on track.

I mean of course that I finally updated my weight. I had weighed in just before Christmas at a delightful 259.4, and finally this morning I updated it to the current 266. It hurt to see the change in the bar line, and my weight loss graph now shows me above the goal line, while I was just at it or a little below it for a long time. I realized though that I was deluding myself and that it was hurting me in the long run by not acknowledging the gain for what it was. Now I can hopefully focus on the changes I need to make to get myself back on track.

Weather is horrible here today, blizzard going on all day. I was supposed to fly back to work today. Flights cancelled. Boo!! My trip back to work was supposed to include a day at the beach in Trinidad, now since i'm leaving a day late I will be arriving late at night and then going straight back to work the next day. I say again....BOOOO!!!!

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SKINEE1DAY 1/26/2014 9:04AM

    Good luck with the team leader spot! Way to step up and fill a need.

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INSH8P 1/25/2014 9:03AM

    Thanks for taking up both the leadership challenge, and a new way to encourage yourself... great ideas for a great new year! emoticon

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CATTUTT 1/22/2014 2:11PM

    Good luck getting your group going, that should be fun!

Wow, you and I are very close in size. I weighed in at 261 this morning. Blah. Back up a lb and a half.

Anyway, good luck getting yourself back on track and going in the right direction again.

And poop on missing your beach day!

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Cold Weather frame of mind

Monday, January 06, 2014

Well the Christmas season is finally over. Most people are back to work and or school.
We had some insanely cold weather on the East Coast of Canada the last week. -20 for several days running. Yesterday it finally broke and we had a toasty warm +3 most of the day in my area.

We had quite the pile of snow and now it 's starting to melt away. Which brings me to my cold weather woes. With the really freezing -20 we had for a few days and a large snowstorm in the middle, I didn't move from my house for 3 days straight. I also didn't do anything productive. Still havn't set up my treadmill, and didn't take the snowy opportunity (even on the warm day) to try out my new snow shoes.

I am going to get ready shortly and head in to town for my swimming, but it doesn't really make up for the slackness of still not building the treadmill. I'm a little angry at myself for that. I bought it just before Christmas and still havn't gotten around to it.

Well no more excuses. Today is most peoples official back to work day, and is still have two weeks left of my vacation so I think it's time to buckle down and do a little work myself. When I get back home this afternoon it's official build the treadmill time. No ifs ands or buts. Gotta get er done.

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ADF1981 1/7/2014 8:35AM

    Sometimes I do that too with something new and find it hard to get started. Just do it! Congrats on getting a treadmill and good luck to you with your goals this year!

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CATTUTT 1/6/2014 2:55PM

    Good luck getting that treadmill built!

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Resolution 2014

Thursday, January 02, 2014

So I started out the 'holiday season doing quite well, I was down a few more pounds and holding well. Sadly after the family finally left my house I crashed and burned. For about 3 days straight I ate everything in sight. There was a lot of leftover snacks both from Christmas and from a house party I had just after. I ate almost everything that was leftover. It was sad, and I know why it happened like that. The Holidays were stressful with my brother in and out of the hospital and my mother staying at my house for longer than usual to be nearer to him. Very Stressful, but while my mother was at my house I kept up my healthy habits. Mostly to maintain an image so she would see how I was doing and possibly stop criticizing me. Didn't help. I did well but she didn't shut up about it, has to criticize everything I do. If i'm doing poorly with it, she has her opinion on what i'm doing wrong. If i'm doing well, it's not good enough in her opinion. Just a delight to be around.

After she left it almost felt like I was eating everything that was left over just to spite her. I've heard other people say the same things about their family before. WE know inside that it is only hurting ourselves, but we do it anyway. I think I have it back under control now.

Broke my blender over the Holidays. ARGHH (I blame my mother, she was the last one to handle it) Going to pick up a new one today. Going back to the Healthy yogurt smoothies for breakfast. That will be a start.

Bought a Treadmill over the Holidays. Didn't set it up while the family were here. I know that theoretically it would have been easier to set up with one of them to help me, but in reality it would have been like pulling out my own teeth. So my plan is to set it up this afternoon by myself.

So down to the Resolution part of this. At the Beginning of the holidays I had big plans to lay out a list of resolutions, and make a solid plan to get me to my goals. But after the Fiasco that was my holidays, and the depressing increase I ended up seeing on the scales I have decided to keep it simple.

- Get Back on Track!

My simple eating plan that was doing so well up until the Holidays will be put back in place as of today.

- Everything in Moderation

Going to finally build my treadmill

- Start a simple walking program on the new Treadmill, link it to watching a show or something to keep myself interested.

So for today, Jan 2, 2014 I HAVE 4 GOALS!
- go swimming
- buy a new blender
- pick up a healthy grocery order
- build the treadmill

Best wishes to everyone in 2014


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CATTUTT 1/2/2014 2:09PM

    Sorry to hear you got derailed. Sounds like your mom is just a barrel of monkeys. Gotta love that. But it sounds like your attitude is right where it should be and you're setting yourself up for lots of success.

Best of luck!

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