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Day 3

Monday, March 15, 2010

Went to the gym with 13yo DGD and we spent 30 min on the track. She is a runner so I walked and ran off and on with her. I ended up doing an 18 min mile which is a PR for me!

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Then we worked on the machines with each other. It was great! A healthy lifestyle thru the generations! (except it went up from her and her Mom to me!)


All 4 of us went with DH to his first Occupational Therapy appointment and the 13 year old who is interested in Health Sciences was fascinated!


After lunch "the 3 girls" went to Flatirons Mall in Boulder and had lots of fun buying perfume, lotion, lip gloss, shirts and running shorts...not to mention Haagen Daz! (Lemon Sorbet for 110 calories for me!)


After dinner of crockpot beef stew (which the 11 year old made with grampa while we were at the gym)


we made lunches and packed our ski clothes for ski school tomorrow.


Can't wait!


Spring Break Begins!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's a quiet Sunday morning after a hectic Saturday trip to Southern Colorado to pick up DGDs. We had a happy uneventful trip and DH was cleared for driving so I didn't have to drive the 4 hour trip! The girls are happy and excited. We took a 2 mile walk when we got home to "exercise our tushes". We made dinner together and then sat down and worked out a schedule for the week...running time, gym time, shopping, ice skating, skiing x 2, swimming, and biking. I can't wait. The girls are active and athletic like their Mom so I will be kept moving the whole week! As I said "I can't wait".

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MUMZELLA 3/15/2010 2:27AM

    Sounds like you're going to be very busy and active this week. Isn't it great!
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MTNGRL 3/14/2010 1:48PM

    Wow, sounds like a fun week ahead!!

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OURELEE1 3/14/2010 11:32AM

  Enjoy the girls.

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GABY1948 3/14/2010 10:03AM

    What a great time you will have! Just enjoy, Nancy!

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LKWQUILTER 3/14/2010 9:13AM

    Have a great time.

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Plateau or not to Plateau?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I've been at the same weight for a week now. I had wanted to lose 10 pounds by my Birthday on May 10th and thought "no problem". I probably shouldn't set arbitrary goals like that. I should just keep on eating healthfully and keeping active because as soon as I set that goal, I stopped losing. At first I was a little discouraged. But now I am more accepting. I have noticed that sometimes when I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror or look at a recent picture I think "Wow! You look great!" Other times, I think "Oh my, you have so far to go!". I just don't have a realistic picture of my physical self. I think this plateau is giving me a chance to become comfortable with the evolving me!


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ENUFF81020 3/14/2010 1:53AM

    Hi there,
You can still make your goal by your birthday--a healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week and slow and steady really wins this race. If it is a plateau, do some things to shake your system up a bit. Start by closely monitoring what you eat--double check your portion sizes by measuring and weighing your food for a few days. Add in some new items and change your meal times a bit. Finally do the same with your exercise--try something new at a different intensity. One of the best ways to get past a plateau is to stir up your metabolism after you have checked to make sure that you are still doing what you mean to be doing with portions. I have seen this work time and time again to solve plateaus for friends. If it doesn't, there are some other things to consider, but these are the "easiest" ones.
I think you will get there with time to spare. Don't let it get you down, plateaus can really get to us all when we are working so hard. emoticon

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MTNGRL 3/13/2010 12:54PM

    emoticon Day by day, emoticon

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SHOAPIE 3/13/2010 12:39PM

    I found that once I quit setting goals of how much to lose per week or month, there was a lot less pressure on me. I now take a loss whenever I get one and I'm satisfied with that.. I still have a long term goal and when I reach it, I reach it. So much happier with this mindset.. We must eliminate unnecessary stress.

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RURAL3 3/13/2010 11:36AM

    You will still struggle with those thoughts when you get to your goal too. I sometimes look in the mirror and think I should be losing more. But then I give myself a reality check and think about the foolishness of it. But it doesn't always come quickly. Have a great time with those girls.
We had somewhat of a breakthrough with our daughter this week that could have only come from God.

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ANNE403 3/13/2010 9:15AM

    Very good blog. I agree with you 100%. I have been there many times. I know I want to get back to my goal weight & it seems so difficult this time! We are on vacation in Fl. for 4 months usually I have in past years been able to lose more there than I can at home. But this year has been different & I have not been able to lose but gaining more than I want to. So this has got to stop & I must get hold of myself.
I really enjoy this group & reading the blogs. Let us keep up fighting the battle & give us a pat on the back for keeping to fight the battle. Anne

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GABY1948 3/13/2010 8:19AM

    Nancy, I agree with you totally...and you actually mirrored my thoughts this morning. I have been "dancing around" with the last 15 pounds of my journey for far too long and I did it just a few months ago but then gained 15 back. You always seem to say so many things that fit me. Thank!!!

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THERAPIST2 3/13/2010 7:58AM

    I understand! While I was losing, I would laugh once in a while because I would feel like I was looking pretty good. Then I would remember how fat I felt when I was at the same weight -going the other way! It is all relative! I agree about the plateau and getting to feel comfortable with the "new you" along the way!

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Busy Day

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm going to spinning class at 6am. emoticon

We go to the Hand Surgeon at 7:30 for the first post op check on DH's wrist.

We have to take my car to the shop.

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Then get ready to pick up the DGD's for the week! emoticon

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RURAL3 3/12/2010 6:10PM

    you have it all together Nancy. Have a great week.

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DROBLROB 3/12/2010 8:39AM

    Have a great day. Love the visuals. Never saw those before...

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GABY1948 3/12/2010 8:23AM

    You have a wonderful weekend planned! Have fun with the dgds...and hope the doctor appointment goes well!

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MTNGRL 3/12/2010 7:42AM

    Nice Blog! Loved the visual aids!!!

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LOULOUBELLE2 3/12/2010 7:24AM

    Busy day for today, but what a fun week you'll have with your DGD.

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Give me More! Activity that is!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Can't wait to go swimming tonight! emoticon

I haven't gotten much exercise in this week and my body feels sluggish. I've found the more active I am, the more energetic I feel.

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RURAL3 3/12/2010 6:11PM

    I would agree normally but I have been working out almost 3 hours a day for this contest and have no time to be energized about anything else. Glad it ends on Sunday. emoticon

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SHER000 3/12/2010 8:09AM

    I agree and I feel better, if I have done at least some kind of exercise every day! I don't kill myself, because of my Osteoarthritis and if I overdo, I will have a "flare". Happy Friday!!! emoticon

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MTNGRL 3/12/2010 7:46AM

    I agree, the more I do the better I feel!

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LOULOUBELLE2 3/12/2010 7:22AM

    emoticonIs so good for you...Maybe I'll join you!!!!

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