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May 21,2012 Update

Monday, May 21, 2012

Well, the pants are still too tight and last week I blew it half way through the week. So yesterday I got on the bandwagon and started again. I figured that I made it through 3 days of staying in ranges and so this week I am going for 5.
I am still depressed but the sunshine is helping. I find I am much more positive when the sun is out and it is warm so this week just might be good.

I hope to finish the vegetable, and fruit garden this week. All soil amendments are purchased and the square boxes are put together. I have to mix the peat moss and compost and get it in the boxes. Then I can plant the strawberries, blueberries and the grapes. Memorial Day Weekend is planting weekend here in western NY so I will go and get the vege's and put them right in.

I really am excited to find out how the boxes work out. It won't be true square foot gardening but maybe I won't have to weed so much.

Another horse show is 2 weeks away so I have to get my students ready for that. Then we have a bit of a break till the end of July. There are other shows but these "Empire" shows are for lesson students and they are a lot of work.

Thanks to Stepitoff for the words of encouragement I saw in my inbox this morning.

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GOPINTOS 5/22/2012 9:13AM

    Sunshine is great, isnt it? I also take Vitamin D and I think it helps. It is actually part of my calcium supplement.

Horse show will be fun. I have done one with my horse. We are better suited for trail rides though ha

The garden will be fun also, and therapeutic, with lots of healthy benefits. The exercise, the meditation, the produce!! I have planted one this year also. I havent gardened for many many years. Decades even. It has been a fantastic activity. And my grandson that lives here, he is 7 and he loves helping me. I was amazed!!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Country Living Team

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SUZIE36 5/21/2012 8:45AM

    Good Morning Diamond! I can so understand the feeling of the pants too tight. Just pick yourself up and dust yourself off and start again. We all have days where we just want to give up but making positive changes and getting back on the wagon is the first start! I wish you all the best and if you need a friend I am here!

Have a great day! You can do this!


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too tight!

Monday, September 12, 2011

I put on some jeans yesterday and they were a bit tight. That means I have to get back to tracking food and exercise. Too much of one and not enough of the other and this is where it gets me.
Exercise and portion control is the steps I am going to take this week and month. Hope to get back to where I was quite a while ago.

Depression has crept back in and so by doing this I hope to see results in this area as well.

Not much to say but I just wanted to put this out there in hopes it pushes me to be more accountable.


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DIAMONDFOOLER 9/12/2011 12:08PM

    Thanks to all of you who commented on my blog. It is nice to know someone is out there pulling for me. emoticon

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BABARR67 9/12/2011 9:55AM

    HUGS. Let me know if you want to walk together to get ready for our virtual 5K or do another kind of exercise. I do have a bike and could meet you somewhere on the canal path or at a park if you want. I also tried kayaking and liked it though I don't know where to do it on this side of town. I still haven't broken my plateau, though I had a great exercise weekend! emoticon

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DEBTEVELDAHL 9/12/2011 9:12AM

    emoticon That's the way I track my weight is by how my clothes fit!

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RAZOR02097 9/12/2011 9:09AM

    You recognized the problem and are taking steps to correct it. That is great! Don't beat yourself up though we are only human... sometimes circumstances push us off track. Best thing to do is get right back up and keep going. emoticon

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On the road again...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

So last week the best thing I did was sign up for the Buddy Challenge on the Slowest Loser Team. I am having a great time learning about my Buddy, Mary Beth.
I think this could be really good for me and I hope I am good for her too.

I lost 3 of the pounds I gained and am back to where my ticker says I am. Now on to the rest!

I also am challenging myself to ride all of our lesson horses plus my own horse, during the summer and yesterday, I did one of them. 5 to go. This is tough because I have a fear of cantering and will canter all of them. I started out with the easiest one and now have to move on to harder ones. One step at a time, right?

Hope to continue having great weeks for a while, I really need them.
Barbara emoticon


Here I go again.

Monday, May 16, 2011

I have had so many false starts this past year and now it is getting serious. I need to lose these 10 pounds. So trying again. My motivation is just that I don't want to have to purchase larger clothes. The ones I have fit but any more gaining and they won't. I have some skinny things that I saved from ages ago that I want to get into again and these last 10 pounds will do it.

I have been much more depressed lately and need to lose to help with that. When I was losing, I felt better about myself and now that I haven't lost but gained 5 pounds, I feel awful.

I also need to work on what I want in my life. Just losing pounds shouldn't be THE thing to get me up in the morning. I have so much more and need to see what my goals are for Me. Lived my life for others for so long, that I don't know how to want something for me, let alone know what it is.

So those are the goals, to lose the weight and find out what I need in my life.
Wish me luck. emoticon

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GRACIESUE 5/19/2011 8:16AM

    You can do it.

I hear ya about putting others ahead of yourself...it's easy to do. Writing in a journal helped me kind of look at what I wanted/needed a little more and set goals.

XD I'm rooting for you!!

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Rough Week

Thursday, April 07, 2011

No excuses, just a report of what is happening with me.
My husband's cat got really sick and is now on meds and we hope it isn't cancer. Blood work doesn't suggest it but it is a possibility. He is upset as we all are and hoping for the best.

My oldest horse will be put down on Friday. It is really hard but he does have cancer and has been going down hill for a while now. So it is time. Doesn't make it any easier but...

So many tears, and emotional eating is happening this week. I just hope I can recover myself and keep doing what I need to do to stay healthy.

Prayers and energy sent to our household would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara emoticon

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GRACIESUE 5/2/2011 10:41AM

    Love & Light to you.

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BLUESKY104 4/7/2011 11:38PM

    So sorry to hear -- emoticon to you Barbara for tomorrow and prayers too emoticon emoticon

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BARNABABY1 4/7/2011 7:04PM

    I'm so sorry, Barb..... sending lots of good thoughts and positive wishes your way!

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