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Catch up Photos from Last Week's Family Visit

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just a couple of pictures from my Son in Law's Tiling Visit last Week!

My SiL tiling our Master Bath

The finished Master Bath

The finished Guest Bathroom

Tiling the Basement Bathroom

Granddaughter and Buck resting after a busy day

Me in Back yard...in SHORTS!

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RURAL3 6/28/2010 11:15PM


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CARLANNIE 6/28/2010 10:27AM

    Boy, I want a Tiling Son-in-Law!!! Great job and now you have new bathrooms. You look great in those shorts, btw.

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KOFFEENUT 6/27/2010 7:18PM

    The bathrooms look terrific - but not NEARLY as good as you in those shorts! You GO girl!

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LADYHUNTER82 6/27/2010 7:11PM

    How wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I love looking at pictures! And what memories! Plus, your bathroom is beautiful. Have a terrific week! DJ

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Busy Weekend

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday we spent the morning cleaning up after the bathroom tiling job. I had no idea how much dust and debris there is after tiling. We spent the morning cleaning and the afternoon shopping for carpet for the rest of the house. We also found someone who might be able to change our dining room to wood to match the kitchen and the entryway. Woo Hoo! My floors will look great when this is all done.

After supper we went out to buy rugs and accessories for our 3 newly tiled bathrooms. We had to go to 4 different stores before I finally thought of Bed Bath and Beyond. Duh.... I should have thought of them first. Well, we got everything we needed but didn't get back to have supper until 7 pm.

We finally get to go to the cabin today and catch up on chores we left undone last weekend.

I'm tired, but pleased with all we got done!

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RURAL3 6/27/2010 11:58AM

    That's a lot of work, exercise and fun to boot. I am sure you are happy to have it done.

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CARLANNIE 6/26/2010 10:42PM

    Wow - busy day! You should be pleasantly tired.

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KOFFEENUT 6/26/2010 12:12PM

    Projects like this are another great time for "before" and "after" pictures - too often we forget what a transformation we've created!

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PLAYBLUES22 6/26/2010 10:03AM

    Your place is going to look fabulous emoticon

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Nancy in Onederland

Thursday, June 24, 2010

When I was 270 the thought of weighing one hundred and "something" pounds seemed unreal to me. It was a goal, but I didn't know if it would be obtainable. Now, a year later, I weigh one hundred and something pounds and I still am having trouble believing it. Right now I am struggling more with the program and food and how I feel and I think a lot of the struggle has to do with wanting to stay "under 200 pounds". I don't know why that 200 pound mark seems so important...but it does. I am more anxious about my weight loss than I have been in months. I feel some of the "diet" mentality coming back. I am losing some of the healthy lifestyle feelings and am focused on the number. I am blogging about this to try and get some of my feelings out in the open rather than buried.

I have been thinking of the point 12 years ago when we moved to Colorado and I had lost about 75 pounds with WW. When I got my new driver's license I weighed a little over 200 but I put "199" on the form. It was a lie but I justified it by saying "I will be there soon." I never did get there...until now. I actually weigh less than my driver's license says. And I desperately want to stay below 200. But more importantly, I want to keep up the healthy way I've been eating and living and stay below 200 comfortably, not by dieting.

I resolve today to focus on healthy meals, healthy snacking, and moderate exercise. 200 isn't magic. No one knows that my weight is below that number. What they see is a leaner, happier Nancy. And that will continue with the help of Spark People.

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CKRYAN0724 6/30/2010 9:19PM

  You are doing great and I look foward to following your progress on this site.

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RURAL3 6/25/2010 8:34AM

    That might be what I am struggling with too Nancy. The number vs the wellness. I need to think on that. Thanks friend. emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 6/24/2010 9:02PM

    It's funny that, even though we've spent months developing healthy lifestyle attitudes, we can suddenly find ourselves obsessing over something like a number on the scale. (Been there, done that!). Press on. You've got the right attitude - people ARE seeing a leaner, happier Nancy. The fact that you're healthier is the important thing, and gradually the scale focus will likely fade (at least mine did!).

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CARLANNIE 6/24/2010 10:22AM

    You are absolutely right, you know: "What they see is a leaner, happier Nancy." I can understand the tension about staying where you are and believing you can maintain this. But you are well on the way to psyching out those negative thoughts from devaluing all the positive results you have achieved by getting to this point. And see - putting 199 on your DL wasn't really a lie - it was a self-fullfilling prophecy!!!

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PLAYBLUES22 6/24/2010 9:43AM

    Here's a high five Sweetie emoticonon all you have accomplished so far and what you will do in the future emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 6/24/2010 7:59AM

    I know what you mean. I am fighting to get below 180. I have done it twice in the past year and a half but get right back to 180+. I have decided that I am great at maintaining but seem to have lost the ability to get on a steady loosing streak again. You can too--stay in 1-derland too.

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GRAMMYEAC 6/24/2010 7:03AM

    Congratulations on being where you are! Continue to focus on how healthy you feel -- good food, good exercise, and a positive self-image. You've identified, and called out, your fears -- you're well on the way to conquering them when you can talk about them!


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It was worth It

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Taking off a day from work to be with my DGD was definitely worth it! Her Dad, our son in law drove up from Texas to tile our 3 bathrooms and our 11 year old granddaughter Kyla came with him.

We all got up early. I went to spinning class, then Kyla and I walked around 3 ponds called Golden Ponds. We walked with my Golden Retriever Buck and walked about 3 miles in an hour. It was warm but pleasant.

Kyla helped me make lunch then we went for 2 hours of swimming at the outdoor pool. Fun, but hot.

This afternoon we went to a second hand store and both of us got some cute blouses. We walked around Kohl's for fun, but didn't buy anything.

It sure is neat to have a girls day with my granddaughter!

PS She fell asleep on the couch while I was making dinner!
I wore her out! emoticon

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KHICKS22 6/24/2010 4:48PM

    That's awesome!! :)

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60SIXTY 6/23/2010 8:42AM

    Anybody who thinks you cannot exercise with kids needs to read your blog.
Aren't granddaughters precious?

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VAMPS351 6/23/2010 2:56AM

    Im glad you had such a great day and you got exercise in too lol.
Have a great summer

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RURAL3 6/22/2010 9:24PM

    I love doing that. BTW My daughter is letting us see our dgds again. emoticon God is good

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HINOTO 6/22/2010 9:05PM

    Sounds like you had a great day! I'm glad you took the day off and had fun :)

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Starvation Mode

Monday, June 21, 2010

I wish I understood this "starvation mode" thing. I ate low on my calories this weekend and high on my activity with large calorie deficits every day, but I didn't lose an ounce. I have taken a day of rest today and ate a little over my calories. I wonder what will happen.

Sometimes charting everything and looking it up on the reports makes me crazy.


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LOULOUBELLE2 6/22/2010 9:11AM

    As many have replied....Frustrating!!!! I know the feeling well. If you figure it out let me know!!!!!!!!!!
I guess we just have to keep on a plugging away and let our unpredictable bodies respond eventually and eventually they will. I hope!!!!!!!

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CARLANNIE 6/22/2010 8:34AM

    You know it will catch up with you - just keep plugging away at it. Like me, you are over anxious!

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VAMPS351 6/22/2010 3:34AM

    I dont get it either.
I have kept within my range and exercised all week since my last weigh day (thursday), i know im not supposed to get weighed till this thursday but i like to keep an eye on it and up to now i havnt lost a thing! grrr 2 more days till get weighed again....dreading it.
Its so not fair!!!

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BAYBELIEVER 6/21/2010 10:03PM

    Ohhhh. I can so relate! I can't figure it out, and I can't seem to change my mental perception that the less I eat should be better, right? But everyone says no, this isn't true. So, if you figure it out, please share!!!

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WISLNDR 6/21/2010 9:53PM

    I hear you!! It's frustrating and annoying but eventually your body will give in!!

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JMCADE 6/21/2010 8:47PM

    You have to remember that you have to burn 3500 calories to lose a pound. And it takes time for you system to adjust to calorie fluctuations. Hang in there with it. You'll see it soon.

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JAZZYJAS 6/21/2010 8:41PM

    The other thing is it can take a few days or weeks for things to show up...

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AELARLEE1 6/21/2010 8:37PM

    Well, I guess this is just proof that our bodies really are unpredictable. Hang in there!

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