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Rough Time

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I did it again. I don't know what it'll take to learn. I was feeling great Friday and had lots of energy and enthusiasm so I overdid the exercise. It was fun but I have paid for it yesterday and today. My back and left leg are killing me. I didn't do any exercise yesterday and hoped I would feel better today, but I don't. I couldn't take another day off today, so I took Bucky for a short slow walk today. He enjoyed it, so I'm glad I did it. I have a lot of desk work (bills, etc.) to do today, so it will be another restful day. Because I felt bad yesterday I bought some Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches. Never again. I couldn't leave them alone, so I went over my calories. I am definitely an emotional eater. I'm back on track today with water and calories. I'll just "keep on keeping on"

  
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IVMAR1 9/13/2009 6:47PM

    Sorry you are hurting. Hope you feel great real soon! Don't worry about what happened; tomorrow is another day, and you can start fresh!

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p.d. Thanks for leaving a comment reagarding my wedding aniversary. It is really appreciated.

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PATRICIA441 9/13/2009 6:11PM

  So sorry you overdid and are hurting. I personally have learned you can over dose on even good low calorie food. Know you are not alone! Keep trucking!We will there!! Hugs,Pat

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NUSU2009 9/13/2009 3:52PM

  I was going to ask if anybody was feeling achy and hurting. Then the weather changed again. In the meantime I consumed a package of Gummy Bears. Back on track today. You are not alone.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/13/2009 3:35PM

    It was only one day that you overdid the calorie thing. I have back problems also, so I know what the pain can feel like. Just do what you can for a day or too, but don't push it. Hope you feel better soon.
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LKWQUILTER 9/13/2009 1:33PM

    Be careful. Just take it easy for a few days, move but easier and slower. Hope the couple days of rest and really light movemenbt does the trick.

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UKANNIE 9/13/2009 1:02PM

    Try not to beat yourself up too much,it was only 1 day.Have rest until you are feeling less sore,and then off you go again!We do make huge mistakes,its usually taken a lifetime to get to this stage and we cant change overnight!Be kind to yourself,then carry on. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Restful Day!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Yesterday was an active, fun day. I used the machines at our rec center, swam for 30 minutes then joined in on a Lazy River water aerobices class. I had planned on riding my bike later, but I was wiped out. Sometimes I have trouble going to extremes on other things than food -know what I mean?
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I rearranged my spices and tossed out tons of old spices and duplicates. I cleared my DH's office so there is now room on his desk and table to work. I bought him a small file cabinet to put some of his excess papers in. I can't wait to see his reaction when he returns Wednesday. It could be good or it could be very, very bad....
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I set up the guest bedroom we just furninshed with a few books and knick knacks for my brother in law who is coming in Wednesday night.
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While I was taking my dog for an evening walk, my DH called and I missed it. He doesn't get good cell phone reception where he's hiking so I don't know when I'll hear from him again.
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Today I'm going to relax a little. I am meeting an old friend for coffee. Can't wait!
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I going to organize my office also. Its not as needy as my husband's was, but I have a lot of filing to put away. Then I'm going to spend the rest of the day relaxing and reading.
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RURAL3 9/13/2009 7:13PM

    It sounds like a perfect day. Do a little bit of everything you need and then use the rest for you. Bummer about missing your DHs call though.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/13/2009 2:36PM

    WOW!!! You put in a lot of work for one day. I am tired just reading about it. Now you deserve to relax. Sit down and prop your feet up and read or watch TV. I admire your energy.
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GRANDMAZ23 9/12/2009 11:30AM

  Whew! I got tired from just reading your blog! :-) Sounds like it was a pretty great day over all!

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Fun with Veggies!

Friday, September 11, 2009

When I got home from work last night I spent a little time on SP. I read a Healthy Lifestyle blog about vegetables. The article was about how to make vegetables tolerable for people who don't like them. I love vegetables and don't mind eating them at all, but I decided to read the article. It was great. It suggested oven roasting vegetables that have been diced and seasoned and then broiling them for a few minutes. I went to my crisper and found Spaghetti squash, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and an ear of corn and gave it a try. You should have seen me. I was cutting and dicing and moving around the kitchen like Julia Child. I had a big bowl of chopped vegetables and spiced them, then added Olive Oil - virgin no less. I mixed it up with my hands (as the directions stated). I roasted then broiled and ate a fantastic mix of vegetables with grilled tilapia for a very (Very!) healthful lo cal, lo fat supper....and I had a ball.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/11/2009 4:57PM

    I just saw the new Julie and Julia movie. Just like the post before this one, I can picture you in the kitchen. It sounds delicious.
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RURAL3 9/11/2009 3:32PM

    I can see it now. I just saw the move Julie and Julia yesterday. A very healthy and excellent meal.

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GRANDMAZ23 9/11/2009 10:29AM

  I will definitely have to try this. Like you, I enjoy eating vegetables, but they can be soooo boring sometimes. I like the idea of roasting and using different spices. Thanks for sharing!
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782298 9/11/2009 7:21AM

    Good for you. And it sounds delicious. I must give it a try. I love veggies also but it is fun to discover different ways to prepare and cook them. Thanks for sharing.

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Pedometer Search

Thursday, September 10, 2009

In the 2 months I've been on Spark People I've lost 2 pedometers (cheapies) so I decided to find a better pedometer. I went to the local sports store after work and they only had 1 brand so I came home and searched the internet and Walking.com. I found several reviews and comparisons for pedometers and found one I like. So.... I sent away for it. Yipee. It is more expensive and supposedly very accurate. It works for people with round bellies (that would be me) and it has a security strap. It will take 3 to 5 days to get here and I can't wait.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/10/2009 4:41PM

    Let us know if it is as good as they say it is. By the way, I can relate to round bellys. I sometimes think I have my round belly and someone else's too.
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JENGRAMMER 9/10/2009 12:21PM

    If it works, let me know!!!

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JILLTBNAGART 9/10/2009 9:33AM

    I've never had one work for me. I walk at least 10 miles a day every day. I got a huge 50 steps on the last one I had. I had it on my shoe for goodness sakes! I tossed that sucker as far as I could.

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HUGGSUMONE 9/10/2009 9:29AM

    I know what you mean. I have had about 10 given to me at one time or another and they have disappeared while I was wearing them. I found one crushed in my driveway. It is funny this came up. I just received another one from my job yesterday. I put it on right away. When i took it off last night it had 13 on it. I walk thirteen steps from my desk to the copier so I know it isn't accurate. I have it on again today to see if it brings different results today. I'm not hopeful.

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The Challenge of Being Alone

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

My DH is leaving this am for a week hiking in Utah with his brother. They've been doing this for about 3 years now. I'm really happy that he is healthy and active enough to do this and that he has such a good relationship with his brother. My only concern is that usually I spend this week eating as much of all the foods I want as I can. Usually I sit around watching TV and reading isolating myself. This year will be different. I have 3 goals: 1) stay on track with my eating 2) do 30 min of cardio a day and strength train 3 x week 3) keep in touch with my friends.

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DENRNAJ 9/9/2009 4:22PM

    The power to choose is all yours.
Focus on your goals and make a promise to yourself that since you are worth it you can do it!
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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/9/2009 3:45PM

    I know you can do this. I think the key is staying busy. When my hubby goes out for the day to play golf., usually I go out with my girlfriend and do lunch and a movie. I feel we both deserve time to ourselves to do what we want to. Make it a great time to only have to think about yourself. This can be a reward for you.
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PATRICIA441 9/9/2009 12:42PM

  Where is it you want to go?Do you have children you could visit with or a girlfriend who you could take day trips with. My DH is talking about going with one of his brothers on a boating trip and I am making plans to do some day trips with friends. How about cleaning out closets or the basement. Make up projects to do.Walk in the park, work in the yard,keep busy! Enjoy some "me" time! Hope this helps. Hugs Pat

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RURAL3 9/9/2009 11:08AM

    good for you. I am sure that you will be able to do this. You have a good track record now and you have a goal in mind.

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JHADZHIA 9/9/2009 8:33AM

    Parking it in front of the TV is probably responsible for more junk food eating then any other activity around. If you can stay away from it for the week, that would be a good thing. Think of activities that would keep you busy, could be mudune, like cleaning out a closet or cupboards, and getting rid of stuff you don't need. A project you wanted to get on, but didn't have time for. Get out of the house and garden, walk, help a neighbour, what ever you can think of for busy work. Make sure you don't buy anything that is not healthy to eat, that is a biggie, so you only have good things to snack on and eat.
Spend time on here, posting and talking, its hard to type and eat at the same time!
I wish you luck with this, its going to be hard!

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NANCYBFULLER 9/9/2009 8:22AM

    When I am home alone for long periods of time, I like to go for long walks.

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YOYONOMO3 9/9/2009 7:52AM

    Keep your eye on the prize and keep reviewing your 3 goals in your head. Most importantly know that you can do it!!!

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