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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Made a juice! Carrot & celery with some of Ashley's pineapple cup. I did it...assembly, breakdown, and washing the juicer. Work but worth it. Even did some housework: took out some garbage, recycling and items to donate because the house is a disaster. Rushing to get to work early. Phew! But juice was my goal and I did it.

Next goal is to have healthy meals tomorrow. It's a busy day and I'm thinking ahead about how to avoid a tired-and-grabbing-starches-day.

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MOONSTREAM 11/29/2013 9:37AM

    I've been thinking about buying one of those. I've heard lots of good things. Good for you for actually juicing.

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JAROL7 10/29/2013 11:17AM

    Good for you. Your story is why we gave our juicer away and bought a Vitamix reconditioned at their website. I had a hard time throwing away all of the fiber in veg & fruits and now we just throw the veg & fruits in to make a smoothie. It is so easy to make and clean up ... about 30 seconds each. Plus ... it tastes so good and is good for you. The green veg changes the color but still tastes good if you throw in a scoop of Soy Total Meal Replacement Chocolate [70 calories]. We also like a bit of ginger root. So good!!!

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ROBBIEY 10/29/2013 11:11AM

  emoticon Awesome start to the day.

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back to blogging

Monday, October 28, 2013

Oh blog, I missed you! You kept me on track. You helped me focus my thoughts. You helped curb my crazy. I tried writing privately, then I didn't bother writing at all. Time is so much tighter now that I work. But I need to write. Even if my spelling is not fixed and my grammar is not checked, I need to tell the tales of my daily work on eating healthy and exercising.

I've been on and off my program. Mostly off. I've ignored every kind thought sent to me through Spark People...not to be unkind, just because I'm rushed.

One good thing did happen I did get a juicer from Jeff for my anniversary!!! Maybe I'll make a carrot/celery juice tonight. Here's hoping I'm back tomorrow to do a little show-and-tell about it. :)


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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I wanted to say goodbye to the blog. I just discovered how to make private journal entries so I'll enter my thoughts there. I'll still visit the Spark site. Who knows, maybe I'll even play around with some of the motivational games and activities someday. But for now, I have so much to translate from stressful thoughts to organized solutions and I'm much more comfortable writing privately. Thanks team!!!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

I never wrote about my user name. I think it will show some of the internal conflict I'm having about weight loss.

This past year, when the news broke about the hospital in Texas banning workers with a high BMI, I was completely angry. I almost never log in into message boards but I had to stick it to those trolls on the message board. I created a user name--caretakers--and logged in.

The way I see it is that a caretaker is a special kind of person in this world. People who are caretakers have a wonderful natural ability to tend to another person's needs. Caretakers may even put the needs of others ahead of their own. And being a caretaker can be infinitely draining.

What people don't seem to understand is that overweight people aren't always lazy and slovenly...sometimes they just can't or don't get the time for the luxuries of gym time, careful shopping, food prep, or even tending to their own health issues.

I guess the whole issue is that deep down inside I can't separate slim-and-healthy from selfish-and-materialistic. Yes, in this world where autopilot equals fat, having a decent figure has become the ultimate accessory. I'm spending so much time on myself with all of my weight loss, but I know I can go from hero to 160 the minute someone else might really need me.


more about tennis elbow

Sunday, August 18, 2013

After the cortisone shot to my arm I didn't slow down my pace. I figured I could do everything one-handed. I didn't use a splint or brace since it wasn't that bad. I didn't even tell many people. Basically, I ignored my doctor's advice to keep my arm as inactive as possible for two weeks.

Now I think I'm going to be more careful. It's almost a week since the shot and while it's somewhat better, it's not as fast as I expected. My mother was right when she told me to slow down. She reminded me of her historic achilles-injury-turned-phlebitis. I don't think I face the same danger, but I would like this nagging injury to end.

It is possible to be more careful. However, I need to sound off first. Grr. If I don't move my arm, my shoulder hurts and everything else aches too. My bunion is raging because I've traded in weights for walking. My fingers get numb. There's housework and driving and of course cooking and dishes.

Ok, now that I said all that, I feel slightly better already. I know this is not a serious injury and I just need to wait a little longer. I'm actually quite lucky I will probably put this behind me soon, so I'll do the right thing and rest a little.


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