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Awesome Hubby

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My husband surprises me more and more every single day. When we met I was about 60 pounds lighter than I am now. He has never said anything about it other than I love you the way that you are. I have finally decided it was time to make some changes in every aspect of my life. I started eating healthier and excercising more. He is one of those blessed perpetually skinny people (6'2 and 150 pounds). So he wasn't following my plan. One day I came home from work and there was a box of whole wheat crackers sitting on the counter. He was making chili and so thoughtfully picked up crackers that I could eat. We have also started going back to church. This has had such a wonderful impact on our entire family. I love Jeremy Camp (christian singer) and my husband doesn't care for contemporary christian music. I came home the other day and he had dvr'd a Jeremy Camp special just for me. It's the little things like a box of crackers or a dvr'd show that make all the difference in the world. I love his support. He is my happiness. He is the best father and husband anyone could ever ask for. I am blessed.

  
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HEALTHYLIFE40 4/22/2009 12:19PM

    It is so wonderful he is such good support for you. A little goes a long way. He is very thoughtful and considerate!

Keep up the good work!

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PEGGYPENGUIN 4/22/2009 10:30AM

    Good for you!!!! You are blessed for sure. You have made great decisions for improvements.
He is supporting you, how wonderful. Appreciate each other.!!!!

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Reformed Whiner Reset Spark Streaks

Monday, March 30, 2009

Well, today I decided to reset all of my Spark Streaks. I had been so inconsistent about completing everything. I want to be a more consistent person. So, I am starting fresh. It feels pretty good. I went on vacation two weeks ago and spent ten days eating. I am not even kidding. It felt like we went from one meal to the next with only meal planning in between. To top it off I only worked out once while I was there and I'm not sure that it really should have counted. It was a pretty lazy workout. All last week I was whiny and tired and my eating was still ridiculous. I woke up this morning, worked out, had a healthy breakfast and logged on to Spark for the first time in two weeks. I also added a workout star to my visual calendar. This is my accountability calendar. One of my staffers comes in and comments on it all of the time. I want to show the determination and drive that I require of all of my staff.

On a final note...our sermon on Sunday was a discussion of whiners. I had never seen myself as a whiner (though I do complain more frequently than I should). However, I realized that I am a big fat baby whiner when it comes to health and fitness. I deserve better than this and my body deserves better than what I am giving it. So, I have drawn a big "W" on my hand with a line through it. No more whining in any aspect of my life and that includes diet and excercise.

  
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JUST_TODAY 3/30/2009 3:53PM

    As a fellow reforming whiner, I can relate!

Why is it that vacations always seem to revolve around eating? We do that too, it's so unhealthy, not to mention expensive. But the past is the past, you are moving in the right direction now.

Caution! You have now entered the "No Whining" zone!

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Jobless

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So, the economy issues have finally hit home. My husband was given the option to quit school and take on full time hours or resign from his position. He chose education. Without his degree he'll be stuck where he was at forever. So, this means that we are down to one income. It is a little stressful. Unfortunately, I am an emotional eater. Fortunately, I only splurged on some M&M's. This kept me within ten calories of the high end of my range. I guess I have learned a few lifestyle lessons. Food doesn't solve any of your problems. I'm just glad that I didn't feel like binging out like I use to. I'm just kind of sad that he's sad. He really like that job. Plus we are going on vacation in a few weeks so it is kind of hard to look for a job knowing that you are going to be leaving for ten days. Such is life. If you believe please send prayers for everyone in this economic situation. It seems really far away until it hits home. I pray that we are all going to be okay. God Bless.

  
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MISS_KTK 2/26/2009 10:15AM

    Things go up and things go down. But the one thing we can all always count on is that good things are always JUST around the corner!

I lost both my jobs, and my mom was laid off from hers. We're now working off one income instead of 3. But we're a family and we stick together. That's the most important thing in times like these.

Best of luck!

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KIMMIEKINS76 2/18/2009 7:19PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that. That's a horrible decision to have to make. I will definitely keep your family in my prayers.

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Not Me

Thursday, February 12, 2009

This hasn't been the best of weeks for me. However, after reading several articles and blogs about the decreasing motivation that so many people are faced with at this juncture in the process, I have decided that I want this more than I want to be lazy. I want to be healthy more than I want to eat that cheeseburger. I want to be healthy more than I want to sleep in and not work out. I can see how easy it is to lose your motivation. I was over my recommended calories nearly every single day this week. However, that was yesterday and the day before. I'm not going to let it be today. I hit the Panic button yesterday and a very kind person told me that I am 25% of the way to my goal. I hadn't really thought of it that way. All I could think was that it wasn't happening for me so I should just be lazy. That is the wrong kind of attitude to have. I deserve better than that.

I am officially reaffirming my resolution to get fit.

  


It's Been a "Way" Kind of Week

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This has been a way kind of week. I've eaten way too much, I have drunk way too little water, I should have exercised way more than I did and I'm afraid I'm going to weigh way more than I did last week.

It's funny, even though I'm not nor have I ever been a small person I never really feel fat. Today is a totally off day for me. I feel kind of fat and lumpy today. I know that it is in part that I way over did it at lunch today. I made vegetarian fajitas and had three tortilla's stuffed full. I only went over by 200 calories but I still feel so bloated and ugh. My portion sizes have been smaller and today I was way out of control eating what I would have eaten a month and a half ago (too much). Plus I wore heels today so I'm not moving around as much as I usually do.

I'm doing a fitness competition and am in the top three. However, I think this week may be my downfall. All I've wanted to do is eat and eat and eat some more. Yesterday I was way over my calories for the day and today I have been way off track. If I lose any weight this week it will be a true miracle. Just feeling a little disillusioned today.

Hmm...maybe I'll just start the day over now. I think I'll just grab a glass of water and ponder what I need to change for the rest of the week to meet my goals.

My Goals for February 10-14:
Drink 12 glasses of water every day
Eat two vegetarian meals a day
Eat a protein based breakfast (I haven't done this yet. Maybe this is part of the problem)
Exercise four more times this week.

  
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BIKERBABE2BE 2/10/2009 4:21PM

    Good luck to you. I think your goals are realistic and it's good to just get back on track. Keep your chin up!

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