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Ridiculously Amazing!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Before I head out the door, I need a plan. No, not a plan for eating, nor a plan for getting my water in, nor a plan for exercise time. I need a plan for this:



Imagine what your life would be like if you set out to do this every day! Every day is amazing and, in the rush of things, we sometimes forget to notice that.

What if we all took the time to notice and be thankful for all things in our lives? Notice that I didn't say just the good things, but the challenges as well.



Have a ridiculously amazing day!

  
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LOPEYP 7/24/2013 5:35AM

    I will try. You too! emoticon

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DUXGRL1 7/23/2013 7:53PM

    What a great thought!

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BLUENOSE63 7/23/2013 2:12PM

  Great idea.....on the mental notepad to do this once a day!

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NANCYPAT1 7/23/2013 11:12AM

    Lovely and truly special message. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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MOTHEPRO 7/23/2013 10:53AM

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/23/2013 10:01AM

    Great idea!
Let us know how your amazing day goes!

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JACKIE542 7/23/2013 9:37AM

    emoticon Great idea. I am going to have a ridiculously amazing day too!! emoticon emoticon

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KAB7801 7/23/2013 9:20AM

    I love that! emoticon

One thing really good about taking care of my Everleigh is she notices everything and says "What's That?" so I get to slow done and see the little things again that make life truly Amazing!
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HDHAWK 7/23/2013 8:35AM

    Excellent!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/23/2013 8:05AM

    I agree that gratitude is key. May we be open to the amazement!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/23/2013 7:44AM

    What a wonderful idea!! Wishing you a ridiculously amazing day!! emoticon

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OK, OK!

Monday, July 22, 2013

I was right. Number wasn't the way I would have liked it to be...up 1.5 pounds. I used the Fitbit to check calories burned during exercise, so I know I was closer than just guessing like before. I always ate 1200-1500 calories with a good balance. The new tracker says I wasn't eating enough, but I didn't believe it. Yesterday it said I should have eaten between 1700 and 2200 calories based on how much i worked out. I guess I am going to try to do what it says. I did eat 1600 yesterday. OK, OK, we will see! This does not change a thing about my belief in the process, but I do hate not being able to get the right answer quickly. It must be the teacher in me!

OK, my big problem was deciding to live a healthy life. My little problem is getting the scales to reflect it. If I don't solve the little problem, it doesn't matter. I will still be living as healthy as I possibly can be!

  
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BINEMELLES 7/24/2013 8:48AM

    I have to agree with BLUENOSE here - I just recently found out that I am in the same situation, I have been eating below my basal metabolic rate for a while, obviously I have put my body into starvation mode. Now that I am trying to stick to the number of calories my tracker tells me, I have started to gain.
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I guess it's counterintuitive, if you gain weight of course you want to react by eating less. But I guess it takes a while for the body to realise that you're not trying to starve it, right? You can do it, give the new numbers a try!
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BLITZEN40 7/24/2013 1:23AM

    WTG counting your calories and knowing exactly how much you ate each day. If you're doing that, your little problem will work itself out in no time. emoticon

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DUXGRL1 7/22/2013 2:58PM

    Oh, well you know that I know how frustrating THAT is! We just have to keep on going, don't we, and hope that it will be better next time. I added you as a friend, too!

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JACKIE542 7/22/2013 12:23PM

    This does happen to everyone, darn scale!! But you got ot right at the end, keep living as healthy as you can, also pay attention to how good you feel, pretty soon the scale will move. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/22/2013 10:16AM

    I have been there. But I am S-L-O-W-L-Y seeing progress. Have some faith. Try not to get frustrated. YOU know when you are doing right. Just have faith and keep plodding along. When I was so down and ready to quit I would talk myself into keeping going. That paid off. I guess tenacity and stubbornness. The refusal to quit. That has kept me going.

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HDHAWK 7/22/2013 8:26AM

    This weight loss thing really is a process of listening to the feedback you get from the scale. Don't forget to include how you feel and how your clothes fit. Try taking measurements too. Sometimes measurements change before the scale shows it. emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 7/22/2013 8:17AM

    is the art or science of losing weight? emoticon

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/22/2013 8:12AM

    The bookkeeper in me wishes it were a more exact science too but I'm convinced we're on the right path. I remember reading a magazine article years ago that suggested we eat in the calorie range acceptable for maintaining our "goal weight", in my case that computes to about 1800-1900 per day. The article put forth the premise that by eating that way we would eventually attain that weight. However we look at it, we're doing this for health, and will just keep pushing with faith in the eventual success.
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GRACEFREE 7/22/2013 7:44AM

  "OK, my big problem was deciding to live a healthy life. My little problem is getting the scales to reflect it. If I don't solve the little problem, it doesn't matter. I will still be living as healthy as I possibly can be! "
Exactly! This is what I attempt to keep my focus on. Thanks for the reminder/validation :)

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BARB4HEALTH 7/22/2013 7:43AM

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/22/2013 7:21AM

    You can do it! I know where my calorie window is. I cannot go by the new tracker or what my Fitbit tells me. But, that's OK. I know what my range is. That's the important thing. Knowing where you need to hang out. You'll figure it out and be able to make the scale move!

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GLUECIPHER 7/22/2013 7:15AM

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KARENKANDO 7/22/2013 7:14AM

    Listen to your body. It will tell you every thing you need to know. I fully believe that. All the times that I have tried to do what the "experts" say, I fail miserably. When I listen to my body and do what it says, I win. Every time. Be wise, be healthy, be happy! emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 7/22/2013 7:13AM

  Now you know I know about caloric intake right.......

You aren't eating nearly enough to sustain what you want to do with your body. The low calorie count is putting your body into starvation mode, so it is keeping every last ounce of fat it can in case of famine. You need to eat a minimum of 1700 calories and trust me you will loose weight....depending on how active you are you may need to go to 1800.

Don't despair.....it will happen

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KAB7801 7/22/2013 7:13AM

    What a great attitude!
My scale is stuck! Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon
Getting healthier!
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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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111BUTTERFLY111 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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111BUTTERFLY111 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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111BUTTERFLY111 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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