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Snowy Sunday

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Its a quiet, lovely Snowy day in northern Colorado. DH got up a few minutes ago and opened all the blinds so we have gorgeous views of the lightly falling snow and the Rocky Mountains. We are sitting in our robes, drinking coffee and reading the Sunday papers. I have no plans today except to give myself 15 minutes of me time for my 28 day Teddy Bear Challenge by sitting in our Jacuzzi tub for a "personal spa day"

As I have said before "Life is Good!"

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KARIJO-OSAGE 1/9/2011 7:52PM

    Enjoy your me time :)

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ILUVTOTAT 1/9/2011 4:20PM

    Don't you just love days like today? I'm watching the snow and quilting.

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CARLANNIE 1/9/2011 4:18PM

    Make way for me! I'm grabbing my suit and I'll be right over. Enjoy!!!

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EDWINA172 1/9/2011 3:42PM

    Sounds like a scene from a movie. Enjoy!

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ETAGGEL 1/9/2011 2:09PM

    It certainly sounds peaceful and serene! Enjoy your day!


Phyllis

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MNNICE 1/9/2011 2:04PM

    I think I would spend the whole day in there!!! Enjoy it! Relaxing is important, too.

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DDOORN 1/9/2011 12:08PM

    Ah...a Jacuzzi...! I'll BET life is good! :-)

Enjoy!

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DIANE2110 1/9/2011 12:06PM

    That sounds like heaven. Have a great day!
Diane : ) ** Make in Happen in 2011 **

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GAILRUU 1/9/2011 11:50AM

    That sounds beautiful! Enjoy the day.

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HINOTO 1/9/2011 11:47AM

    Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a snowy Sunday!

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Change (even negative change) can be Good!

Friday, January 07, 2011

I am still sick but I am not down. I am congested, coughing and tired. I have a huge cold sore (yuck!) but I am not down. I can't go out because the cold air triggers my asthma, but I am not down. I haven't been getting in my 10,000 steps a day, but I AM NOT DOWN!

I have reduced my calories from the high part of my calorie range to the low end. I am doing light exercise for 30 minutes a day and light strength training with the 28 day challenge instead of 60 minutes a day of high energy aerobics and ST with machines at the gym. I am sitting indoors most of the day (making myself walk around the house for steps at least once an hour). And I AM NOT DOWN.

I am not hungry eating fewer calories and I have eliminated a few extras like nuts in my cereal and a 100% whole wheat roll with dinner. I have realized how important exercise is to me now that I can't do much. I have lost 2 pounds this last week and broken the 185 barrier that has been there for the last few months SO I AM NOT DOWN.

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WISLNDR 1/9/2011 9:05AM

    Oh, you know what it feels like too!! Thanks for the Goodie and the blog comments and CONGRATULATIONS!!

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AELARLEE1 1/7/2011 5:55PM

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Doing the happy dance with you on the weight loss.

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Now get well :)

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ILUVTOTAT 1/7/2011 10:03AM

    Wow! You're doing fantastic!

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CARLANNIE 1/7/2011 9:52AM

    Love your self talk - you could talk yourself out of anything!!! WTG on those 2 pounds down, and altering your diet to match your exercise level. You are one smart cookie!

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DIANE2110 1/7/2011 9:38AM

    Sure you're down, you're down 2 lbs. emoticon

Diane : ) ** Make it Happen in 2011 **

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NINJA-NED 1/7/2011 9:30AM

    2 pounds! that's awesome!! emoticon

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DDOORN 1/7/2011 8:52AM

    Yes you ARE DOWN: 2 pounds down...! :-)

Way to tap into your SPARK and pull yourself through this moment of adversity!

Don

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New Year Goals

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Being sick the first week of the New Year has allowed me a little time to contemplate where I am with my new lifestyle and the results are pleasing.

I eat emotionally much less frequently now. I want to increase my awareness of when I am thinking about eating emotionally and develop at least 3 tactics to catch this feeling in the bud and turn it around.

I am much more active. Not just in the amount of exercise I do, but in how often I move my body and how much less frequently I just sit. I want to find 3 more ways to move more frequently on a daily basis.

I have decreased the amount I eat at a sitting. I want to be aware of the extras I eat and stop eating them.

I am not bored any more. I want to find 3 new activities this year.

I am happier. I want to evaluate my blessings at least once a week.

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KARIJO-OSAGE 1/6/2011 7:42AM

    I was going to suggest snowshoeing too! My hubby and I bought some at X-mas and we love them.

We got Yukon's, they have a lightweight aluminum frame and are easy to get on/off. We bought them at Walmart, they ran $79.00

Did you know that snowshoeing burns an amazing 515 calories an hr?! Just think even if you went out for 1/2 an hr you would burn over 250 calories! How sweet!

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JRSWHIMSY 1/5/2011 4:52PM

    You've come far!!!

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AELARLEE1 1/5/2011 2:42PM

    I guess it is enough for a year!! Good job!! I think I will take your suggestion and work on eating less at a sitting, I like that one.



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CARLANNIE 1/5/2011 10:41AM

    Do you have snow shoes? Maybe some trekking around your cabin is called for, once your cold is history. Great goals - print them out and keep them in front of you so you can fall back on them throughout the year.

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WAUSUP 1/5/2011 10:23AM

    Great goals! It is always great to have some good targets to shoot for. Wish you the best in achieving these goals. Take the time you need to rest up and get well and then hit the year full-speed ahead.

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SMILEYBEE 1/5/2011 10:12AM

    Good food for thought for me! (non-fattening food LOL) Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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1ROCKYMAMA 1/5/2011 9:12AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan, emoticon

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DDOORN 1/5/2011 9:12AM

    New activites: SUCH a biggie for ME as well!

The more enriched my life, the less I am tempted to fill any void within by eating things I don't need!

Don

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ILUVTOTAT 1/5/2011 9:03AM

    That's quite a lot, but it sounds manageable! You're doing great!

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HEATHHILL 1/5/2011 9:02AM

    That sounds GREAT for the new year!! Congrats on your progress and keep up the good work!

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Slow but Moving

Monday, January 03, 2011

Felt a lot better today. Only up to take my asthma meds a couple of times last nite. Had a little more energy and a little less coughing. I did the first 2 Videos for the 28 day challenge. I also got out of the house today. The cold air triggered some coughing but it was nice to get out.

Tonight I marched in front of the TV for 30 min to get my first cardio in 5 days. Woo Hoo! It felt great. The funny thing is that it actually got my heart rate up. I felt like I'm starting from square one, but I know as my cold and asthma improve my fitness will improve.

I got on the scale for the first time in 5 days and while I've been sick, I went down from 186 to 183. Boy, I wish it were real, but I have a feeling its dehydration cause I haven't been eating or drinking well since being sick. I ate and drank well today. I'm not going to record the 183 or weigh again until Friday. This week I will try to eat 500 calories less than I burn each day and hope that this illness was my unexpected plateau buster.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/4/2011 4:53PM

    On track is the place to be these days emoticon Good for you, Victoria

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AELARLEE1 1/4/2011 3:22PM

    Well...a loss is a loss, so just keep moving a little bit at a time. You are doing better than me, I haven't done the first video yet, but first week back at the office and getting things back into some kind of order is taking its toll, but I will do the first one tonight.

Hang in there friend!

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DDOORN 1/4/2011 10:08AM

    Well you gotta start somewhere and start you HAVE!

Good for you!

Don

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CARLANNIE 1/4/2011 8:57AM

    If you need a little 'push' to get you over that plateau, I'll give you a shove in the right direction. Except wait - you are pushing yourself! 500 less calories a day will get you one pound down. Glad you are feeling a bit better.

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KARIJO-OSAGE 1/4/2011 4:38AM

    Take care and don't push yourself too quickly! Listen to your body and do what you can, you'll be back to yourself before long...

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ETAGGEL 1/3/2011 11:36PM

    So glad to hear you are feeling better! Just watch how you go,take care!


Phyllis

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HINOTO 1/3/2011 11:08PM

    I'm glad you are feeling better! Take your own advice that you gave to me, and don't push yourself too hard!

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KOFFEENUT 1/3/2011 10:42PM

    Take it easy on yourself - cold/asthma will certainly take the "spark" out of you, and you have PLENTY of time to get back your fitness level once you're well!

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MNNICE 1/3/2011 9:58PM

    I have a 30 yr old daughter who has had chronic severe asthma since she was 4 years old, so I understand what you're going through. Take care of yourself!

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Best Laid Plans

Sunday, January 02, 2011

I was ready to start the new year with a bang, but life got in the way, I've had a cold since Tuesday and instead of getting better it has gone in to my lungs and triggered my asthma,. I've been pretty sick the last few days and haven't been able to kee[ up with my plans. I haven't been eating much and its been mainly soup. I haven't exercised since Thursday.

We had to come down from the mountains early cause I just couldn't breath up there. All I've been doing is sitting in a recliner or lying in bed for 4 days. I sure hope I start feeling better soon.

I haven't been able to start my 28 day challenge, but have decided I'll just start it on the day I feel better anhd go on from there.

Darn viruses!

  
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JRSWHIMSY 1/3/2011 3:44PM

    Stupid life... but it beats the alternative! Hope you get better quick, keep that star in view!

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AELARLEE1 1/3/2011 10:43AM

    So sorry to hear this -- but wise of you to be patient and wait. You can come back after being "down" for a bit, so don't rush it.

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Drink your tea and orange juice!!

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CARLANNIE 1/3/2011 9:11AM

    I hate those pesky cold germs. Good idea on the 28-day challenge. I am starting today, after my plan to start Saturday backfired due to bad headache. Hope you feel better SOON!

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HINOTO 1/3/2011 2:46AM

    Oh no, I definitely sympathize with how crappy you feel right now! I really hope you feel better soon Nancy!

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CERIUSLY 1/2/2011 7:54PM

    That was me last week. 10 days it lasted. The only thing to do is rest and get well and get back into things slowly.

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DKELLEY35 1/2/2011 6:29PM

    Get the rest you need over exerting now could be dangerous to your health. take it easy and get plenty of fluids.

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GATOR12 1/2/2011 6:19PM

    Take care and get your health and cold better then you can work on rest, exercise etc.

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SMILEYBEE 1/2/2011 5:50PM

    Rest up and get better! I've had a cold that won't go away since Thanksgiving week and so I understand how discouraging that is. Give yourself time to mend before trying too much exercise. Hope you'll recover quickly!

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RURAL3 1/2/2011 5:23PM

    Go with the flow. Make sure you are better before you get back to the heavy stuff. God is saying this is your time of rest. You will use it wisely. emoticon

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OURELEE1 1/2/2011 5:04PM

  Take care. Just rest. Sometimes that is the best medicine. emoticon

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PJRHOPEFUL 1/2/2011 4:14PM

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I really do feel with you and that is literally. I have had the cold for almost 2 weeks now and am hacking so hard that I almost throw up. I thought surely it will be over so I can start this challenge, but no, I am still not sleeping at night because of the hacking cough. It is disappointing, but I am still optimistic that I will be able to start in a couple of days. I know I would not be up to the exercise at this point. Hope you can start within a couple days as well because it is over the end of January. Thankfully, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Wish you the best in your weight loss program.

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