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Much Better

Friday, April 20, 2007

I am feeling so much better. Two days and my cold has exited. I have been watching my food intake very closely and I am pleased with the results.

It really surprises me that I am not missing chocolate and especially, ice cream. I was a mint chocolate chip addict. My sweets primarily consist of fruit now. Strangely enough, I really enjoy it.

Learning that my Mother has diabetes sent my head spinning. It runs rampant in her family. She is sixty-seven and she was the last of her four siblings to become diabetic. She lost two of her brothers to the disease and her remaining brother and sister are insulin dependent.

She is dealing with it well enough. She simply doesn't admit she has it. She insists the pills she is taking twice a day are for diabetes prevention. I tried to explain to her that the only thing the pills are preventing is the use of injectible insulin. She would not hear it. God bless her. She is so stubborn and she lives in her own little world at times.

I firmly believe that I came to Sparkpeople at the right time and I am very thankful for everyone here. I do not think of my journey as temporary. This is a life changing experience. I am slowly, but surely changing all facets of my life and that is a blessing.


Vitamin C anyone?

Monday, April 16, 2007

I awoke this morning with a terrible headache. Initially, I thought it was caused from the way I slept. I noticed a bit of a rasp in my voice, but I attributed it to working so late and just being tired. Sometimes, I have trouble putting two and two together.

I began sneezing a few hours ago, my body is beginning to ache and I am way beyond tired. I am very dissapointed that I am getting sick. I took my vitamins and added a dose of vitamin C, as well as melt-away tabs that are supposed to lessen the severity. Oh well, maybe I will get through this one quickly.

On the upside: I registered for the photography and computer classes when I got home from work last night. I also bought a vintage Olympus OM1 off Ebay. I really want to get back to the basics. The point and shoots are great for convenience, but they take away so much of the real fun of taking pictures.

I am nervous about returning to school. It has been so long since I have sat in a classroom. Finding the discipline to be there four days a week for three hours a day should be interesting. It is so important to me. I really believe that I cannot move forward with my goal of opening a studio until I have completed each phase of my goals. School is a huge part of that plan. I simply have to remain focused.

I lost a pound this week. I am very happy about it. I am really enjoying my journey. I look at all the food I eat in a different way now. I use the 100 calorie packs for those times when I want something to snack on that isn't a fruit. I get the salty, crunchy or sweet taste I am looking for and it satisfies me. I make it a point to keep fresh fruit and veggies in the kitchen. Our dinners very rarely contain starches. All-in-all, I am pleased with a pound a week.


Loving Life and Sparkpeople

Friday, April 13, 2007

I am feeling so good. I love the way my clothes feel right now. They aren't restrictive and they move with me instead of against me. My husband and I were out last week and he asked if I wanted to go to Penney's to buy clothes since they were having a huge blow-out sale. I thanked him and told him that I was still moving downward and I didn't want to waste money on new clothes that wouldn't fit in a month. He was surprised by my answer and went on to tell me how proud he was of my determination.

Being a member of Sparkpeople and logging on every day has helped me so much. Our group, "Menopause, the good the bad and the ugly." has inspired me in so many ways. We are travelling through our transition together and it really helps to know that they are there every day.

It was a strange week for me this week. I gained two pounds, even though I stayed pretty close to my calorie limit every day. As I said before, I have trouble meeting my calorie requirements on the days I work and I think that might be my problem. I really have to work on that.

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MTNBIKENV 4/14/2007 8:38PM

    I wanted to welcome you to the SP community team, something I'm new to, myself. And you are doing aweseome! Don't worry about that 2 lbs.. we all vary. I know I vary quite a bit.. if I eat out and have a meal high in sodium, it's pretty much a guarantee I will be up a pound or two the next day. And every month, I retain some water, so around that time, I'm bound to jump up a pound or two until it's over.

You are doing fantastic!

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SHAWNATONY 4/14/2007 7:31PM

    hi you !!!!
Thanks for stoppin by!!!!
GREAT job on the way you feel and reconizing that!! What a great hubby you have- 1 to offer and 2 to reconize your acomplishmnets!! that and the way your clothes feel are better than any # on the scale.. so dont fret the 2 lbs!!
hope u r having a great weekend!!!

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Is it really possible to be this tired?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

We made it to Busch Gardens. I don't know how I did it. I was exhausted when I crawled into bed at 1:00 AM and even more tired when I drug myself out of bed at 7:00.

We had such a good time and more importantly, the grandbeauties had a wonderful day. Today was another day that I wished I had been wearing a pedometer.

My legs were yelling at me as soon as my feet hit the floor. They told me repeatedly, all day that they should ne laying on a soft mattress. I kept on walking.

I didn't totally blow my calorie intake, but I wasn't great. Unfortunatly, those theme parks really don't have much to offer in the way of good food. At least, not the place we ate. Corn dog, fries, chicken strips or burgers. Not too many healthy choices. I chose chicken fingers and no fries.

It was a hard day to be good. I tracked what I ate, shrugged my shoulders and plan to begin anew tomorrow. Hopefully, my legs will forgive me for ignoring them today and I will walk softly tomorrowl

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SHAWNATONY 3/27/2007 7:18AM

    hi! your welcome and if you decide to quit- let me know. there is a great non smoking team Icon on my page ;)

Oh and ANY time you pass up french fries- thats a +++ in my book- good job!!

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This week's schedule

Friday, March 23, 2007

I may have really done it to myself this week. I promised the grandbeauties a really good Spring Break and I may just kill myself trying to give it to them.

Monday: Busch Gardens with Gwen and Zach

Tuesday: 10:30-story time at the library, picnic in the park and playground time.

Wednesday: Kiddie free-paint kitchen and work

Thursday: St Pete with Robyn for her test. Hungry Howie's with the girls afterwards. (Try to make MCC to find another camera class.)

Friday: Beach day and another picnic.

I hope to get some really good shots this week. The girls are such great subjects.

They called today from the Art League and offered to send me my money back for the photography class. There weren't enough students to have the class. I have been looking forward to that class for a month. I am so dissapointed.

Well, I have had a good week. I have stayed within my calorie range every day, except today. We went to Selmon's tonight and I enjoyed some chips and salsa before my meal. I stayed away from the bread. But gosh, was I full. I just ate too much. I am over by about 200 calories for the day and I did not get the chance to exercise. All though, Kelly and I did walk all day. I really must remember to buy a pedometer.

Back on track tomorrow, which shouldn't be too hard. I am working tomorrow night and Sunday. Plenty of exercise and never a problem with going over my calorie limit. I am very curious about what the scale will tell me on Monday.

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SHAWNATONY 3/27/2007 7:20AM

    :( on the cancelled class-

Man- I can only hope to you have your energy when I have grandbabes!! Way to Be!

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