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Worrying

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tomorrow is weigh-in day and I am worried. I know, it's just not about the weight! I have worked out every single day and worn my Fitbit so I know exactly how many calories I have burned. I have never been closer to the exact proportions of carbs, fats, and proteins as this week. I have never been as close to 1200-1500 calories as this week. I feel great. Why am I worried? I am afraid the scale won't be my friend and, while that will not deter me in any way, I won't be happy! One thing I did not do, though, is look at the calories the new fitness tracker told me I should eat on each day. I rarely worked out more than an hour and not that intensely. Could it really want me to eat between 1800 and 2000 calories each day? I just couldn't get in that mindset. We shall see tomorrow. If it is not good, I may have to rethink that! This journey is not a straight line and is everchanging, so,as they say, I need to not worry and "go with the flow!"

  
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KAB7801 7/21/2013 12:20PM

    I'm not sure about the new calorie counter
But I know what you mean, even though you know you are making progress that scale means a lot!
You're not alone!
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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/21/2013 10:41AM

    No matter what the scales say you are getting healthier and stronger. Some times it takes awhile for the scales to go down. emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/21/2013 10:36AM

    Good luck with your weigh in, you have been doing a great job, remember the scale is not everything, check those measurements and remember how great you feel.
I like what you wrote at the end "go with the flow!" I like that. emoticon emoticon

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HDHAWK 7/21/2013 8:43AM

    Sometimes it takes more than a week for my weight loss to show on the scale. If you've ever listened to the Fat to Fit Podcast or read the book they wrote they explain all about eating more calories. It's a tough thing to wrap your mind around though.

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/21/2013 8:32AM

  Don't worry, if the scale is good, it's good; if not, it will be next week. emoticon

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/21/2013 8:31AM

    Wishing you fabulous success on the scale! You've worked hard!

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Finally

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Last night we had terrific thunderstorms all around us with lots of wind. The flowers are flattened, but the air is cool and smells so fresh! I'll take it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
. "Out of the mouths of babes."

  
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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/21/2013 10:48AM

    We got 3.25 in of rain in about 2 hours.
It is a lot cooler here today.
Hope you don't have too much to clean up.
Have a good day.

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BLUENOSE63 7/21/2013 7:38AM

  Yep we finally have break in our weather as well.....6 days of extreme humidity and heat....no exercising outside other than open water swimming.

Hope you have a great Sunday

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BLITZEN40 7/21/2013 12:51AM

    Glad you got some rain! Cute pictures. emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/20/2013 11:07AM

    Glad you got some relief. Love the quotes and the children dancing in the rain. emoticon Have a great day. emoticon

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KAB7801 7/20/2013 10:57AM

    Bring on the rain!
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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/20/2013 10:40AM

    My great grandmother and I used to dance in the rain ... such sweet memories. Whenever I get caught in the rain, I remember our fun dances. Such precious times!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/20/2013 9:54AM

    Yes, I enjoyed the storm as well. Needed the relief emoticon

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WATCHMEGO! 7/20/2013 8:57AM

    Love the top pic!

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ELRIDDICK 7/20/2013 8:40AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Weather

Friday, July 19, 2013

Yep, my blog is going to be about weather. We don't have air conditioning, so we are hot. We have a well, so we are being very careful with our water (which pretty much means only quick showers)! I have nothing but admiration for all of you who have this all the time.

and my very favorite:

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BLITZEN40 7/20/2013 2:44AM

    Love the last pic! Great blog- stay cool! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 7/20/2013 1:58AM

    Think about how much you are saving on electricity. emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/19/2013 11:16AM

    I love your jokes, but please take good care and drink lots of water. I sure hope it cools off soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/19/2013 11:13AM

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KAB7801 7/19/2013 10:00AM

    I grew up without ac but couldn't handle it now!

Love cartoons
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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/19/2013 9:43AM

    My first house didn't have air conditioning and it was fine because of the lovely old trees on my property. My second house NEEDED air conditioning. I fainted the first summer before the man came to put it in. Oh the things we live with and without because of our circumstances.

Hoping for a bit of rain if for no one but YOU!! emoticon

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Follow the Leader

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Have always loved this quote. I have embraced this philosophy in my professional life, but never in my personal life. Now, instead of following people that aren't where I need to be to become healthy, I am trying to forge my own path. Tracking has become a way of life, working out as soon as I get home, another way, staying in touch with friends here, another. I am forging a new path little by little. Yay!

  
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SWEETNEEY 7/19/2013 7:56AM

    Beautiful

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/18/2013 9:03PM

    Have always loved that quote.
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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/18/2013 1:16PM

    I agree!

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JACKIE542 7/18/2013 11:43AM

    I love that quote. emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 7/18/2013 9:38AM

  THanks for posting that quote. I have never heard or read it before.

Have a great day.

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KAB7801 7/18/2013 9:21AM

    That's starting in my life also! emoticon

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WATCHMEGO! 7/18/2013 9:07AM

    Excellent!

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10 Minutes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Catching up from Spark Solutions, I read about the "all-or-nothing" philosophy we have towards exercise. I used to have that, but right now I feel guilty when I don't work out and usually get it in. I have just made it a habit this summer since I have had more time off. Now that I am headed back to school, I am concerned about making time, but the concept of, even if you don't think you do, make only 10 minutes in your day somewhere. I promise my thinking is changed and that WILL happen!

No more thinking that exercise is too hard to fit into my day, so I will skip it and not do anything at all. 10 minutes!

  
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KAB7801 7/17/2013 2:22PM

    I love doing those snort videos, one lead to another!
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JACKIE542 7/17/2013 11:04AM

    Love the quote, and that is how I started with 10 minutes. emoticon

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/17/2013 8:23AM

    emoticon That's the thought process!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/17/2013 7:18AM

    10 minutes often leads to more. Like the Lorimer quote, thanks for sharing.

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PATSYB7 7/17/2013 6:54AM

    Yes! We can do 10 minutes per day. Thanks for the reminder.
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