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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I saw my MD yesterday and by her scale I have lost 25 pounds. It was 4 pounds more lost than by my scale. She and I were both very happy. I don't think my scale is as accurate because it bounces all over the place and never really settles on a number. I may need to get a new one. Now that I have lost 25 lbs, I am going to weigh just once a week unless I have a specific reason to weigh more frequently. I want to slowly become less dependent on the scale. I will be getting my blood work this am.

I received my Pedometer in the mail yesterday and set it up immediately. Bucky and I walked the 2 miles around our neighborhood park and the pedometer was only .02 different in mileage from the Spark People fitness map mileage I have been using and the calories burned were only 30 less than SP's estimate. It stayed snug on my waist with a deep clip and a safety strap so I don't think I'll lose it. So far I am satisfied.

  
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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/15/2009 4:39PM

    You are doing great. I know you are proud of yourself and you should be. Doesn't it feel great when you can see definite results.
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GRIFF2734 9/15/2009 10:35AM

    I am so proud of YOU!! emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work you are an inspiration to us all.



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KATVHALE 9/15/2009 9:23AM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing fantastic!! The dr's scales always show more than ours at home! I still use mine at home because I weigh once a week and it shows a loss so I will check it out with dr's when I go back to him in November. Hey, as long as the number on mine is goind down, who cares!!

I have a pedometer too but I don't walk as much as I should; I'm a bike rider though and I ride 3x a week for 12 miles each time. I am going on vacation and I will be doing a lot of walking so I'm taking my pedometer with me.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/15/2009 8:45AM

    Great for you, I haven't found a pedometer that I like yet, I use the cheap Wal-Mart brand for now, it gives me my steps and that is important.

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1Q842014 9/15/2009 7:36AM

    emoticon Great job!!!

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JULESELLEN 9/15/2009 5:54AM

    Sounds like all your hard work is paying off! Good for you! Enjoy your success! emoticon

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Ramblings

Monday, September 14, 2009

After a restful, but productive weekend, I guess I'm ready for the week to start. I am not aching any more so that's good. My daughter called and says she is loving her new job although it is exhausting. She hasn't moved yet, she has 3 months to make the move, but says she needs to move sooner rather than later. With 12 hour shifts its really hard driving back and forth from home to work.
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I had a wonderful morning on Saturday with my friend Jennifer. It was like we never stopped seeing each other. Its sad that when we move we sometimes lose touch with people we didn't mean to lose touch with.
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I've been the same weight for 2 weeks, but that's ok. It's a whole lot better than going up. I'm learning all the time on this journey and I've decided to enjoy the ride.
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I have my annual physical this morning. I know my PCP will be pleased with the 20 lb weight loss. Also all my physical ailments (fibro, back pain, insomnia, etc,) have improved with the weight loss. I hope my BP, cholesterol and Blood Sugar have improved too.
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Well, that's it for today.

  
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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/14/2009 4:23PM

    It sounds as if you are doing great. I know your doctor will be pleased with your weight loss. GO! GO! GO!
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LKWQUILTER 9/14/2009 11:24AM

    You are doing good and still on track. Even when the scale doesn't show that we are losing, staying the same is great too. I feel that not gaining is a big battle too. Fingers crossed for good report from the dr. With the 20-lb loss, there should be some good rewards. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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MIMZY08 9/14/2009 8:18AM

    emoticon20 pound weight loss! That's awesome! You're doing a great job!

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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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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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