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Kicking the bad food habits

Monday, October 12, 2009

I have my kids and grandsons visitng from out of town. We have gone out to eat many times. Plus I made cookies for them too. My exercising has been non-existent since I have not been on my bike in over one week. I have been way over my calorie range too. I refuse to get on the scale until I get back into control. Part of my family heads back to Ft. Hood in the morning so that will help me some. Then the rest will leave later in the week. I will get a long bike ride in tomorrow for sure. I know what to do and I am not doing it!
I also know what to do to get back into my good habits.
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BELLACUDDLES 10/13/2009 10:03AM

    You will get back my friend; get those shoes ready and oil up that bike!! LOL!


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VISUALLYRICS 10/13/2009 8:24AM

    WTG!!! YOU know what to do! emoticon emoticon emoticonI can see your mind is set & you will succeed!! emoticon~ Laura

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Well, I blew it this week!

Friday, October 09, 2009

I found out that I can not go to a training all week and make good choices. There were small dishes of candy in the middle of the table to tempt me too. I mostly sat all week and ate out three meals a day. YIKES! I only worked out in the health room one time. I did not have the energy to keep up my committments after listening to speakers from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. everyday. It was actually 7:30 a.m. Atlanta time, but my body knew it was 6:30 a.m.
I plan to pick up my bike from the shop in the morning and crank out a great workout. I have got to burn big time calories. I have company all weekend too plus a lunceon at church on Sunday. Maybe I will be back to my routine next week. At least I know what to do to drop the pounds and get my strength training mode back into high gear.

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SKSCHULTE1997 10/11/2009 5:15PM

    Soon you will be back on track. Soccer ends this week andI decided not to put the boys in Basketball to have some time off. I am working on gettin back on track. I bought a bunch of junk food at the case lot sale and now am trying to stay away from it.

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BELLACUDDLES 10/10/2009 12:27PM

    Just do your best, Sandy, and try to work in little spurts of exercise too. Keep t hose positive thoughts going too!


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BRIGHID_MORGAN 10/10/2009 11:43AM

    Sandy, I know you'll be back on it immediately! I too am trying to get back on track. I know you're glad to be back home too. I hope you're family is doing well.

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LIMASTAR 10/10/2009 12:37AM

  Your back on track, so quit beating yourself up. It happens to everyone, including myself.

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COLUMBINE2 10/9/2009 11:09PM

    Oh, do I relate to this! It is extremely hard. I avoid the scale a day or two when I return home (so I don't get discouraged and cave in) and get right back on track. Usually the extra lbs. come off pretty quickly. But it makes you appreciate your own turf where it's easier to make wise choices and to m-o-v-e! I bet your bike missed you, too! emoticon

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Expectations for my week

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I am in the Atlanta area all week for a work related conference. I am a little apprenhensive of the challenges of the week. There has been a change in leadership in the top directors. I have been told to expect a productive, but possibly grueling week. Just as with any change there is stress. So, I am hoping I can get to sleep shortly to be refreshed and ready to face the day.
There is a wonderful fitness center here, and I know I will need to work out my stress tomorrow night. Alas, I had to leave my bike at home. I guess I will have to cross train!
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GODMYPILOT 10/9/2009 9:53PM

    Do you have resistance bands with you? How about yoga? emoticon

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AUTUTMNLYNN2 10/6/2009 7:31AM

    This is temporary and you will get your bike back! Have a great day!

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BRIGHID_MORGAN 10/5/2009 10:15PM

    Put the stress with Him and in your workouts. I know it's not the same as going for a ride, but I know you'll make the best of it.

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LAYERSOFLOVE1 10/5/2009 4:51PM

    Enjoy your week - even at a conference there are little perks - a nice hot bath, eating every meal that has been prepared by someone else - I hope that you have some time for quiet thoughts and that your sleep is peaceful.

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JOYATLAST 10/5/2009 11:20AM

    Best Wishes! I pray you will be inspired and an inspiration!

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AUTUTMNLYNN2 10/5/2009 9:30AM

    The best to you this week! You can do all things through Christ that strengthens you! emoticon

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SKSCHULTE1997 10/4/2009 11:03PM

    Good luck this week!!! I am sure it will be great. emoticon

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Wind and staying on a bike

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I learned today that it is much harder to ride on a windy day. It took me a lot longer to ride 20 miles since it was very windy. After getting off my bike I noticed that my arms and shoulders were very sore too. I had to work hard to stay upright and ride into the wind. It continually buffetted me about as I pedaled so slowly. There was one good point to my ride though. I burned 1257 calories and much of the time I could only ride 6-7 miles per hour. It was a beautiful day and I had to be content with going slower and just getting the riding finished.

Riding againist the wind reminded me of how the winds and storms of life try to knock us over.
When we lean on Jesus he will carry us through the winds. He can always calm the storms and bring peace.
"The men were amazed and asked,"What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea ober Him?" Matthew 8:27

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TREKTEE 10/7/2009 8:51PM

    I choose to ride in flat areas but I think the wind can be so much worse than the hills!! I love how you put this into perspective though!

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JOYATLAST 10/5/2009 11:21AM

    May the wind be at your back next time!!

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BRIGHID_MORGAN 10/4/2009 5:11PM

    Wonderfully said!

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VISUALLYRICS 10/3/2009 10:30PM

    Beautifully spoken - He has all the power & He has given us that same power to tread on serpents .....being joint heirs with Jesus! I am continuing in prayer for your daughter. That bike ride reminds me of our lifetime here & often it is "windy". Isn't it amazing that this is our temporary home.....and one fine day, we will see Him face to face! He is so worthy of my praise..... my adoration....LOL! I must be readying my heart for tomorrow....untill then......I will meet you in worship, Sandy.

blessings to you ~ Laura

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Tonight I am tired, but I am thankful. Sometimes I need to stop,rest and just be thankful.
I am thankful for:
My God and my savior that loves me without failing me ever
my husband, kids and grandkids
my good relationship with my family members
my parents and siblings
my ability to work
my school,teachers and students
my health
my talents
my new-found love of exercise
my bike
my friends, online and offline
and all of the gifts and abundant belssings that He has bestowed upon me.

But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57

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MRSCDOC 10/3/2009 4:20PM

    A needed reminder to "be thankful always in all things".
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God bless you!

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BRIGHID_MORGAN 10/3/2009 3:22PM

    Very well said Sandy! It definitely puts things in perspective.

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BELLACUDDLES 10/3/2009 12:00PM

    Great things to be thankful for! I need to remember to do that too!

Blessings to you my friend.

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VISUALLYRICS 10/3/2009 8:31AM

    I am thankful too, Sandy ......and I continue to lift your daughter in my prayers. Have a super weekend!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 10/3/2009 7:51AM

    Stopping to be thankful helps to put things into perspective.

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LUCKYLADY777 10/3/2009 12:15AM

    He is so wonderful and I thank him a lot and it is not near enough. Oh how I love him and am so thankful for all that he has done in my life and my families lives. emoticon

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HOPE2BE 10/3/2009 12:06AM

    Yes its good to give thanks to God no matter how bad or how good give thanks for what he's given us. also give thanks for the act of forgiveness. The ability to forgive as well as be forgiven especially by God.

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