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Vacation = 3 pounds

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ate too much rich food, drank to many glasses of wine, stayed up too late, slept in to much, didn't get enough exercise and caught a cold. Puts me in a bad way this morning. Don't get me wrong, I had a great vacation, just wish I didn't have to pay the 3# price.

So, will get back on my routines today. emoticon

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NANCY- 7/29/2014 10:09AM

    Take care of the cold and getting back to a healthy lifestyle will have you quickly kissing those 3 pounds ....

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1CRAZYDOG 7/28/2014 4:13PM

    ((((HUGS)))) Hope you're feeling better. UGH It is always so hard coming back from vacation.

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WATERMELLEN 7/28/2014 2:41PM

    Temporary baggage, that's all -- and if the airlines can lose our baggage, so can you (and you will!!) Probably most of it is water weight from unusually salty foods anyhow.

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AUNTRENEE 7/28/2014 2:16PM

    I lost 3# when I was on vacation and gained it back plus 3 more. But I'm not going to let it gey me down.

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TJOHNOCONNOR 7/28/2014 11:51AM

    Lol. I truly understand. Just got back myself..... Urgh. emoticon

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LILITHD 7/28/2014 11:30AM

    That three pounds is as good as gone. emoticon

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Have too many things on my mind today...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Why is my mind fully engaged at 2:30 am? Worries and concerns mounted up after a relaxing weekend. Was it the worrisome call at 8pm about a brewing situation with the non-profit board that I sit on? Not sure...but went to bed thinking "why can't people just get along and treat each other nice?" I hate drama.

Probably not, and I hate to admit this but I watched 6 hours (off and on) of "Breaking Amish". I hate reality shows and never ever watched a full episode of any of them. But these people where just so bizarre and pitiful. Not because they were Amish, but because they were so screwed up. I wanted to see less drama and more peace & joy in their lives. I am swearing off this kind of TV. Not helpful, not enlightening, certainly not entertaining.

So, back to my current issues:

1) off my HBP medication for the 2nd day. Somehow my prescription didn't get shipped for a full 10 days and I ran out. Should I be concerned? Monitoring it closely. After all it is one of my goals to get off it.

2) not sleeping very well and waking up every 2 hours. I think I have the answer to that one. Need to eat my handful of restful almonds and take 2 tylenol before bed.

3) going on vacation starting Friday and concerned about inability to track since I am taking nothing electronic that will allow me to do that. Think I will still take my pedometer, though.

4) break in my normal routine. It has been my habit to get up at 4:30am, pack my lunch, make a cup of coffee, read my daily devotions, scan the newspaper, do the crossword puzzle, take my walk/jog, shower and dress and hit the freeway by 6:45. But now the newspaper delivery delay has thrown that reassuring routine out the window. Maybe it is time to save $30/month and cancel the rag...after all the only real reason I enjoy it is the crossword puzzle and I usually turn on the TV news as I dress. Besides, that routine will be broken anyway with vacation coming up on Friday.

All this sounds pretty stupid...but I worry

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WATERMELLEN 7/15/2014 5:49PM

    Not stupid at all . . . not remotely. I had a "why can't people just get along" day yesterday too, must be the cycles of the moon or something! Here's hoping that you enjoy a splendid holiday and some peace from the fray!!

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NANCY- 7/15/2014 8:39AM

    Creativity can be part of a routine. You never know where inspiration is going to come from.
Ah Drama! It is disheartening that drama will always be with us. But we do get to choice our actions and reactions to it. Sometimes we just need take a few deep breaths and say:"oh, well" and move on.

As far as tracking goes... there is always pencil and paper. I use something called a fitbook. Sure it can not do much, but it does what I need it to do., keep me honest and on target.

Sometimes a when stuff happens to change our routine, it might be an opportunity.


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JILLYBEAN25 7/14/2014 8:47PM

    A busy or worried mind is pretty much how I've been lately, too. I hope your vacation is relaxing and refreshing!

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C8TSON 7/14/2014 2:23PM

    Not stupid stuff at all--I do the same exact thing all the time. It just means that you are more aware of things going on around you. Have you tried magnesium? I started taking a calcium-magnesium-vitamin D mixture, and have since switched to magnesium and vitamin D in separate forms. Either way works well. Since I added magnesium to my regimen, I have gotten rid of a 14 year battle with chronic migraines, lowered my blood pressure enough that I almost went too low while still being medicated, so I got off the HBP pills, AND bonus, no more insomnia--only very rare cases. I can seriously drink a cup of coffee right before bed and still sleep. Magnesium is a miracle. I take it in liquid form--there is a product called Calm. They have all sorts of flavors. It's wonderful stuff!

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EMMACORY 7/14/2014 12:01PM

    I wish people would not try to do business at night. It usually has the outcome that you experience...a busy brain! Hope your day goes well.

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CHARITYAK 7/14/2014 11:28AM

    As a fellow non-profit board member (and full-time volunteer), I just had to say that i identify. It is easy to lose sleep over causes that are important to us. I wish you well!

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Goal - get your steps in

Saturday, July 12, 2014

You can count on it!

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DSHONEYC 7/13/2014 3:40PM

    I should have clarified...this is on the coast of Spain. I got my 10K+ steps in but took them all in San Diego's hills and flats. This is quite the "stairmaster"... and if I was in Spain today I'd do it!

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NANCY- 7/13/2014 10:21AM

    Yikes!!! (Did I mention I have a fear of stairs!)
Congrats if you do that ... it is incredibly beautiful.

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WATERMELLEN 7/12/2014 3:15PM

    San Diego??

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What I learned yesterday...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Let me count the ways...

1. Consuming too many calories emoticon

2. Not doing my weight training emoticon

3. Having 2 desserts (or 1 GIANT emoticon )

4. Eating the wrong things emoticon emoticon emoticon

5. Not getting enough sleep emoticon

Man, I need a kick in the arse! emoticon

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NANCY- 7/11/2014 12:42PM

    Now tell us the things that you are good at!
I'm sure there are lots of good things that you do.

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WATERMELLEN 7/10/2014 9:13PM

    Here's hoping you enjoyed it!! And . . . then we move on, right?

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JILLYBEAN25 7/10/2014 7:58PM

    We could be twinsies! Oh, and you will totally be joining in a beach day!

Comment edited on: 7/10/2014 7:59:33 PM

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LACEYKYLE 7/10/2014 2:21PM

    Can I copy and paste your blog onto my page? LOL

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LIZZY0223 7/10/2014 11:23AM

    I get like this sometimes. Don't give up if you have a bad day. As I always say: "Tired of starting over? Stop giving up!" This has helped me so much!!


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COMET1MAMA 7/10/2014 11:21AM

  You have said everything I needed to say today.

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July 1 and the 3 Rs and then some...

Monday, June 30, 2014

It is time to look at my goals again. I achieved many of those set in January, and failed at the Big W - weight lost. I had hope to be under 140. I had flirted with it, at one point a month ago seeing 144 on the scale. But it was fleeting and as of this day I am at 148. Nothing to sneeze at since I weighed in at 168 when I started in January and had been as high as 173 at one point.

So it is time to Reevaluate, Renew and Recommit. And to be Reasonable about it. Been yoyoing this past month and that tells me I have't truly learned to control my impulse eating ... and the science of "Bet you can't eat just one!"


Been thinking a lot about it, in fact every time I have a emoticon or a emoticon . So, do I cut out those dietary (and I use the term loosely) items from my life? Seems a little Draconian, but might be what it takes.

Still thinking about about it, time to set new goals is at hand. But I know whatever I come up with...they must be life changing, permanent and achievable. And I also know that I need to start with a life changing and spiritual goal. Its the one that tears me up daily.

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JULIA_211 7/1/2014 7:58AM

    emoticon Beautiful blog, intention and determination! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCY- 7/1/2014 7:56AM

    Ah so that's my problem:
"The act of eating for pleasure, without hunger and often to excess, is called "hedonic hyperphagia.""
I suffer from this nightly.
In order to curb my "hedonic hyperphagia" I portion out my serving on a plate or bowl, (put the rest away in the cabinet or frig) then sit down and mindfully consume it.
Thanks for the link.
Give yourself credit for reevaluating in order to make changes. You will get to your goal.

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LACEYKYLE 6/30/2014 8:51PM

    I like that "Living Intentionally".

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