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Wednesday Day 3

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Today, I woke with a sore throat!!! I hope it's just allergies after working in the storage units.

My organizing projects (storage units 1,2, & 3) are coming along. It will be many weeks before I really see any progress, BUT the first 2 days, I did make three trips (loaded my van) to donate stuff and one trip to a document shredder. And they took my cardboard boxes!! I am having fun going through all the stuff, but just can't believe how much we've accumulated over the years. I have moved most of my Dad's stuff to unit #3, and have prepared unit #2 for the arrival of 5 small sailboats. (Oh, that's the main reason why I'm doing this. My women's sailing group was told to move them for the summer from the main Sailing Center. They have a very big Junior Sailing Program during the summer and our boats are in the way. These particular boats are many years old and made of wood, so we want to make sure we take care of them.)

No more shed work until next Monday. I decided I don't want to wear out a good thing and just clean once a week.

Today was sailing day. We completed 4 races and it was a wonderful, beautiful day. Nice breeze and not too hot this morning.

The diet is going well, so far. No major carb cravings, yet. Tonight we're having leftover prime rib (made it on Sunday), and a big salad. I guess I must not feel well, because it doesn't sound too good yet. Maybe a cocktail will help. emoticon

Happy Wednesday!

  
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MNABOY 5/8/2014 12:32AM

    Big storage unit!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/7/2014 6:58PM

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PERFECTVELVET 5/7/2014 5:56PM

    Wow, sounds like you've been busy! I hope you start feeling better soon; I woke up with a sore throat a month ago, and I'm still sick!

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MINDYJ1 5/7/2014 5:28PM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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ROCKPORT9 5/7/2014 5:12PM

    I hope you feel better soon! All that dust and Spring pollen may have got you. Hugs, Laurel

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It's been a while......

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

It's been quite a while since I blogged last, so I'll just drop by and start again.

My husband and I started a lo-carb diet yesterday (I prefer a lo-fat), but just to get him to think about losing weight, I'll do anything to help. We both definitely NEED to drop some weight; his goal 50 lbs and mine is 30 lbs.

Last night we started with a wonderful marinated chicken breast and salad, tonight some broiled Tiliapia.

As for exercise, my goal is to get 10,000+ steps in everyday. Yesterday, I also was able to get some "strength" exercise in, too. My major project for the next month is to eliminate 2 of 3 storage units full of STUFF. Over the years of family deaths (Grandmother, Mother, Mother-in-law, Brother and moving my Dad from a house to a Skilled Nursing Home, and of course our needless collection of things), we have THREE large units full of furniture and what-nots. Yesterday, I made two trips to donate small furniture, etc. Today, another trip and then some to the trash. There are many, many more boxes to be gone through (Why do we keep these things!!)

I do work from home, I'm an Accountant, and am still working on tax extensions for my clients. So I'll have to work them into my cleaning schedule. Since our daily temperatures have reached the high 80's now, I can only "shed" clean for about 3 hours. Planning on that same schedule today.

As for my diet, today, I feel good today. No carb withdrawals, yet!!

We also have band practice tonight, another item on my plate. I do like being busy.

I hope to blog regularly, with my accomplishments and no-so accomplishments. At least I will be able to see my progress.

Happy Tuesday!

5-5-14 Starting weight - 185.5

  
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RUNNER4LIFE08 5/7/2014 12:07PM

    I did low carb last summer and ended up dropping 24 pounds. It does work, but it is a tough diet to keep up. I love breads so that is always my down fall.

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SASSYLJB 5/7/2014 7:20AM

    You got this diamond girl! Just keep blogging!

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4NEWDAY 5/7/2014 1:38AM

    Welcome back! I love organizing and decluttering, I need to find some time to do it myself!

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MNABOY 5/6/2014 9:53PM

    Band practice sounds like fun and it can be exercise too. What do you play?

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ORCHIDLADY56 5/6/2014 8:50PM

    Sounds like you are moving in the right direction!

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LOPEYP 5/6/2014 6:31PM

    Good luck with decluttering. It can be so overwhelming!

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1BEACHWALKER 5/6/2014 5:19PM

    Nice to see you back to blogging! Sorry for your losses of your family members recently!
My husband and I have also started a revamping of our diet...gave up sweets too 11 days ago. Doing great! Stay focused! You can do it!

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LOLAINSC 5/6/2014 2:41PM

    I love it when families pursue fitness together...no downside to that!
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WOUBBIE 5/6/2014 2:08PM

    Nice to see you again!

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EVRLNGFOO 5/6/2014 12:30PM

    good luck! i have never been successful with a lo-carb diet myself, so i just focus on good carbs. but sometimes the men in our lives need an extra push. i got mine to lose weight by saying i needed his help and dedication to keep me motivated. a bit of reverse psychology, but whatever works!

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ROCKPORT9 5/6/2014 7:58AM

    Good plan! Good to hear from you! emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/6/2014 7:50AM

    emoticon to see you back. Take care!

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My Fat Jeans don't fit anymore!!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I'm so excited!! Last January, bought a pair of jeans so I could be comfortable (size 16). Since we live in Florida shorts are what I wear most of the time, so I needed a pair to go out some place, at the time. My husband told me to just go buy some jeans that fit and be done with it. So I did. And I put my other jeans on the top shelf of my closet with another pair from the year before (same problem.)

Last night I tried on my jeans and they were way too big!! I pulled down last year's fat-jeans and they, too, were too big. So I dug out my other jeans (size 12), and they fit just right.

I know you're supposed to see your clothes change, and I have noticed a little here and there with my shorts, etc., but this was a wonderful difference!!

Thanks to all my Spark Friends for their support and challenges, that has kept me going.

Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!!

  
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4NEWDAY 12/3/2013 8:07AM

    Congratulations! Terrific success!

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TKOVACH1 11/29/2013 8:53AM

    That is an awesome surprise NSV! I'm so happy for you!
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JYANCEY14256 11/29/2013 8:32AM

    Ah size 12!! I am currently wearing a size 16/18 and have a load of size 12's just waiting for me!!!
Congratulations on your success!! I know when I lost weight before and my neighbor gave me her handmedowns that were too big for her - size 12's - it felt like Christmas for me!!!!! I had to try each and every thing on!! Such a rush!!!
remember that feeling - so you will not ever go back - only forward! emoticon

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DIANER2014 11/29/2013 7:58AM

    emoticon That is awesome! emoticon

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VALYNN26 11/29/2013 7:56AM

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BIGTRAVELER 11/29/2013 7:32AM

    That's awesome! emoticon

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144AUTUMN 11/29/2013 1:22AM

  woo-hoo!!

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ORCHIDLADY56 11/27/2013 9:25PM

    Awesome! What an uplifting experience for you!

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FORBANDE 11/27/2013 9:13PM

    Woo hoo!! The best NSV!!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/27/2013 7:59PM

    emoticon What a great feeling!

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GOCALGAL 11/27/2013 6:22PM

    emoticon Happy Dance!! emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 11/27/2013 5:35PM

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Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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YAFENELRA 11/27/2013 3:35PM

    emoticon Something to give thanks for tomorrow!

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AVONWITHJENN 11/27/2013 2:14PM

    emoticon That's just so awesome! emoticon

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NADINEL 11/27/2013 12:29PM

    That is AWESOME! emoticon emoticon

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KALISWALKER 11/27/2013 11:48AM

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MINIMOE1 11/27/2013 10:14AM

    Size 12!!!! Wow!!!! That has to be the best feeling in the entire world! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy dancing in progress.

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ROCKPORT9 11/27/2013 9:49AM

    emoticon emoticon You earned this! hugs, Laurel

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KIMPY225 11/27/2013 9:43AM

    Woohoo!
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JAROL7 11/27/2013 9:40AM

    YAY!!!!

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Another great day of sailing!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

This was a wonderful week of sailing. Wednesday was my first day as Co-Captain of one of my sailing groups. We had the final 2 races of a 5 race series. I placed 2nd overall, I was very happy. We sailed these races in Opti's (Prams).

Thursday, I sailed in 2 races in my Sunfish. Didn't do as well, but had a great time.

Today, we sailed, not in a race but to a little island that's called Shell Island. The weather was beautiful. We sailed the Prams again.


This is one of my friends.


All of us in by the boats.

We also had fun watching lots of schools of rays swimming in the surf at the island.



The last photo is our boats, just before we launched to head back home.


It truly was a beautiful blessed day!!!

  
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VALYNN26 10/16/2013 6:01PM

    Sounds & looks wonderful. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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GLMOM2 10/13/2013 7:18AM

    Looks amazing!

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LOPEYP 10/13/2013 5:00AM

    Looks like fun!

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WOUBBIE 10/12/2013 7:24PM

    Learning how to sail has been on my bucket list since I was a kid. Looks like a great time!

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MJ7DM33 10/12/2013 6:00PM

  Great pics! Thx for sharing!

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LEXONE 10/12/2013 4:42PM

    Wow, such awesome pictures..looks like a beautiful day to be on the water!

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144AUTUMN 10/12/2013 3:51PM

  Yes please! Sounds wonderful!!

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ROCKPORT9 10/12/2013 3:44PM

    Love it! Love the pictures! What a wonderful experience. - Laurel

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Crazy time now.....Please Be Patient!!!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I want to thank all of my different teams that have asked, "Where am I???". Well, it's been a very crazy week!

As most of my Spark Friends know, I'm a member of a sailing group. Well, last week I was elected Co-Captain. It is a great honor to be in this position. BUT it will keep me very busy!! Along with my own business (Accountant), and being my Dad's caregiver, and being a wife, I think I may have taken on a bit too much.

I have already decided, that each day, no matter the schedule is, I WILL do some kind of exercise. Whether it be a walk outside, WII exercise, or sailing, I am planning on doing something for myself. (I have to, or else I'll go nuts!!!)

SO, my wonderful TEAMS, if I disappear from posting for a couple of days, I promise I will catch up every other day. Please be patient with me, I AM working out!!!

I love my life, but it is really kind of crazy.


PS. Today my printer died about 7:30 AM, so I had to add a trip to Office Depot to get another! What a pain!!!

  
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FORBANDE 10/12/2013 7:27AM

    Congratulations!!!

Enjoy the ride and enjoy your "me" time!

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JAZZYGF 10/9/2013 11:09AM

    Interesting.
Great job captain

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KIMPY225 10/9/2013 9:40AM

    Congrats on getting co-captain!!!

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AMY-MIMI77 10/9/2013 9:28AM

    Co-Captain: what an honor!

Make sure that you have some "you" time in that schedule
Hugs

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VALYNN26 10/9/2013 8:54AM

    Busy busy. Do not forget to take care of you.

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ROCKPORT9 10/9/2013 8:49AM

    Congratulations on being elected sailing co captain! You have a lot of responsibilities. This can be another one but also adds to your joy! Your Starfish emoticon are here for you. Laurel

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SASSYLJB 10/9/2013 5:39AM

    oh my diamond girl your plate is full take care of you!

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LOPEYP 10/9/2013 5:28AM

    Don' t forget to take care of yourself!

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LASARRE 10/9/2013 12:03AM

    Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, but the sailing team co-captain must be really interesting.

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