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Kick start

Sunday, February 24, 2013

It is time to kick start my program again! I do not do well with the cold and wind and on top of it was sick for three weeks! So now it is starting to all break up and I am thinking of new ways to work on my program. I bought my veggies and lunch meat again water jugs filled, yogurt in the fridge and fruit. I am upset at myself for not staying up I could be so far ahead of where I am up I cannot change that at this point so moving forward.

Still having a lot of headaches and eager to see what the new neuro says next month, and the results from the eeg. I hope something gives soon.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 2/25/2013 12:01AM

    Feel better! Yea for getting back on track!

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MYBULLDOGS 2/24/2013 8:48PM


my sister lost 105 pounds by walking 15000 steps a day at age 63.

i lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 61.


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Thoughts for the day...

Thursday, January 17, 2013



I am finding that my best workout plan is walking. The problem is that I do not do well with the cold and am not coordinated enough to use a treadmill. Seriously I am not.

I need for the weather to change and the my headaches to stop. With hope we will have more info soon on those.

I am trying to stay busy in the house with exercises by using the elliptical, videos, and various other things I find in my pintrest and stumbleupon travels. I love these sites and it is how I found sparkpeople.com

I am going to try a new item to my very picky pallet today: Leek. I don't think I have ever had it but like garlic and green onions, so will give this a try.

With only working 15 hours a week, I am finding time to work on me. Working on me means I get to cook and research foods, do some exercising, hang out with EVA (my dog that thinks she is a person, and we let her), and the ever constant house work, laundry and the lot.

I am sure that soon, I will be either fit or bouncing off the walls.

Needing to find peers with things in common in town so I have local friends, just unsure how to do this. I have a hard time dealing with drama, I have enough of my own problems without even trying that I would not like to add unneeded self inflicted drama. Not that I have a lot of drama, just life. Health issues, kids, family, the uncontrollable things.

I think I understand why we as kids were moms best friends. Dealing with other people make the finding friends process a PITA. (PITA= Pain in the ummhumm)

Well I suppose I should go start my day and work on more me that are not always me things.

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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Well it is back to a regular schedule tomorrow or whatever it is we do. The girls went back to their other homes, the kids are back in school. My first day will be doctors and cleaning. My house has been hit by 4 tween and teens that seem only to know how to make messes and cleaning up is a foreign concept. So I will start in one room and work my way to the next so with the lifting and moving, moping and sweeping, I should meet the quota for work out.

I am happy to report that I only gained 4lbs over the last few weeks. I stuck to a modified schedule for diet and exercise, but not at all close to what I had been doing and we had a lot of car time for transporting. So part of the back to normal is proper meal preparation, walking and adding in some core activities. Glad to admit that I have stayed away from the soda's and have been drinking water but not the full 8 a day. Happy Sparking! emoticon

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KITKAT717 1/7/2013 6:23AM

    Cleaning is a work-out in itself! Great with the water and low weight gain! emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/7/2013 12:34AM

    At least you're still drinking your water, that's great! Keep up the work!

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GRATTECIELLA 1/6/2013 8:04PM

    Great that you are using your blog to reflect on the vacation and looking forward to normalcy. It will feel good to get your house back in order and your eating and workout habits back to normal too! You can do it!

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Recap and Goals

Friday, December 28, 2012

I am very proud of my accomplishments! Since October I have lost 17 lbs. This has motivated me very much not that you can tell lately. I am not gaining right now so I am happy.


Mid October 2012~started my journey to lose weight. I am tired of feeling tire, fat, and unattractive to myself. (Devin is great and does not care about my looks just that I am feeling good.) Made it for two weeks and did not indulge and lost weight even with Halloween major accomplishment. I found it I had to add it to the tracker, I was not cool with it. I also made myself try new foods and expand my food pallet.

November~I continued downward with my weight and kept drink my water, I am not a fan of water, but well EVERYONE says you have to drink it to lose weight even water weight. So I did, OMG it worked. I even prefer it without the propel mix ins. I stayed on track with walking and food for this month then started the Holidays. I did well with portion control but was getting very fatigued but continued on my journey.

December~ I know I am making major changes this month when we are out doing errands and Devin did not bring back a coke that I was dying for. He went and picked up lunch for us got beverages for him and son, but said you haven't been drinking pop so I did not get you one. At that point I knew I had made part of a transformation. With the holidays getting closer, prep work for the girls coming in and Christmas started, I could not get everything in my day. I decided as long as I was not sitting on the couch all the time and I was not gaining, I was okay until after the kids go back home. I am not losing, but I am not gaining either. Major accomplishment!

It is now after Christmas before New Years and I am now thinking that I am going to get the kids involved in my plan. When my daughter said I have no life and knows all movies and words, I think she needs to make a change. I sent her the sparkteen website link.

~Fitness 5 days a week
~1/2 of the spark points each month in fitness time e.g. 500 spark points= 250 fitness minutes.
~Meal plans
~Get rid of headaches (more for the Doctors than me, but I have to do my part also)
~Buy House work toward this goal
~travel (at least to see family)
~ reach my goal weight of 140 before Natalie's Wedding in May

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SEACHEL82 12/28/2012 1:19PM

    You can do it!!!
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Any Tips

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Anyone have tips to get water in in the winter. As it starts freezing outside I noticed I drink much less of everything. I have been drinking hot tea, and my water but not much !?

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NESARIAN 12/21/2012 1:47AM

    Hot herbal tea can count as water. Thank goodness as I doubt I would get much water at all in the cold if I could not count my herbal tea!

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SUSANELAINE1956 12/20/2012 10:29PM

    I usually drink 16 oz of water with each meal, and that means I only need two cups of water during the day. Somehow drinking with a meal makes it easier to down.

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