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Got r done

Monday, March 26, 2012

I got 9 out of 17 things on my to-do list from last week done. I feel pretty good about that. emoticon

This weekend my boys went camping, so KT and I hung out. We did some shopping (naturally), attended a fun birthday party, and watched some cooking shows. Hee. I love that she likes cooking shows! She also let me (she's 4 but she runs the show) do some much needed cleaning and straightening of the house. Always feels really good to knock THAT off the list.

Yesterday was my big accomplishment -- I had a good chunk of time all to myself, and I chose to go for a hike up Kennesaw Mountain. I went all the way to the top! Usually I give up before I get there, but yesterday I just kept going. I had no time contraints (that's my usual excuse) and I just DID IT. All the way up, and back down, was a 75-minute workout.

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Plus it was gorgeous out, so I got a lot of sunshine and vitamin D! Good medicine! Hope it'll keep me going all week.

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 3/30/2012 8:34AM

    I'm impressed. That is a long walk, but a beautiful one.
Kay

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ELISOS 3/28/2012 11:02PM

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ANKLLOYD 3/26/2012 11:01AM

    Way to go - see no excuses (my little thought from the Biggest Loser show). Keep at it. You are doing to do great things.....

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MOSTMOM1 3/26/2012 9:35AM

    Oh, good for you!!!!!
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Weekend, and the to do list

Monday, March 19, 2012

We had a great weekend. Busy, but fun, and the gorgeous weather put all of us in such nice moods! Spring makes me feel very lucky to live here in Georgia (but ask me again in June/July and I might disagree). We did some of our spring planting in the yard, and I feel MUCH better about that. Just mowing the grass gave everything an immediate face-lift.

And we went out with another family on Saturday night, to the bowling alley! How fun! I drank two beers, which is a LOT for me. I haven't had beer in ages and I forgot how FULL it makes you feel! Ugh. I won't do that again anytime soon, but we had a great time.

Here's my to-do list. It's not all for this week, but it's rattling around in my brain making me nervous/stressy, so I think I need to just dump it out. Don't mind me, nothing to see here....

Easter decorations up from basement!
Finish and file taxes!
Grocery shopping (DH?)
Clean bathrooms
Easter basket stuff!!
New dress shoes and play shoes, KT
New sandals both kids
New clothes both kids (summer tees!)
AJ's school project this week! before Friday!
Call salon and reschedule
Call dentists?
Call cabinet refinishers for quote
Go to bank
Turn in receipts to school
Clothes/shoes for me for spring - work/church
1st communion gifts for AJ - order online
Aquarium tickets for Apr 4?

  
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MOSTMOM1 3/25/2012 11:03PM

    That was a mighty big to-do list. Did you survive?

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KAYYVAUGHN 3/25/2012 5:43AM

    Lee, I wish I was as organized as you are in your life.
Kay

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ELISOS 3/21/2012 2:43PM

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Update 3/15

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I decided if the co-workers ask me directly what I think about their diet, or if they tell me directly "I've lost XXX pounds in one week!" THEN I will say something. But just overhearing them talk about, it, I'm not going to butt in. No one likes a know-it-all.

Another busy week, although I'm grateful for it: Monday I worked from home w/my son because he had some days off school. I love working from home once in a while. I kinda wish I could do it once a week again, like I used to about 5 years ago.

Because it's EIGHTY DEGREES around here lately, I'm thinking a lot about my yard (and how terrible it looks). I really hope to pretty it up this spring. I want new planters, new plants, and maybe some new paint or stain for the deck. Hope I'll be able to make all of that happen!! I am ususally pretty bad about not prioritizing tasks like that. On one hand, it's good -- I don't let myself get bogged down with things that aren't really important. On the other hand, if it would make me feel good, I should do it -- and this WOULD make me feel good.

I've been slightly hungry for a week and a half but I'm hoping that means I'm doing this right. emoticon Doing pretty well keeping calories in-range. Woo hoo!

It's a running day - I need it!! I'm on W6D3 -- 25 minutes running. Don't know if I'll make it, but I'm going to give it a shot!!

  
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ELISOS 3/16/2012 12:26AM

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EL-E-E 3/15/2012 1:27PM

    Bah. Didn't have it in me. I ran 10 minutes and walked the rest. It's still cardio, though, and THAT's what I needed.


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KAYYVAUGHN 3/15/2012 7:32AM

    Running 25 minutes is great. I know that I couldn't do it.
Good luck.
Kay

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Good week overall!

Friday, March 09, 2012

It's been a good week, calorie-range and calorie-burning-wise. Hooray! I needed a good week. Today's meatless Friday, woo hoo! Black bean burrito, here I come!

Can't stay too long (I've already been on longer than I should, since I GAVE UP doing this for Lent, ha!), but I do want to be faithful and track stuff, and just wanted to post that I'm happy today and hoping for a loss on the scale when I weigh in -- maybe tomorrow? maybe Monday? I'll be sure to let you know!

Thx to everyone for their support on my last blog post!! You guys are great friends.

Stay motivated, do your ten minutes, and have a great weekend!

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MOSTMOM1 3/14/2012 7:11AM

    You rebel, you.
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KAYYVAUGHN 3/9/2012 4:27PM

    Great job Lee. You are on top of things.
Kay

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MLIANNE 3/9/2012 12:50PM

    Glad you're still checking in even it's not allowed :P Also, great job on the good week! Keep it up. I'm happy you're feeling chipper :)

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Moody, Tired of Tracking, Co-workers and HCG

Monday, March 05, 2012

Yesterday I was in such a foul mood. No need to wonder why -- I haven't been doing my cardio. To be fair, I did have a cold again, and was home with a sick kid, but still. There's no excuse. Back at it this week.

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I'm also SO sick of having calorie counts in my brain. I haven't been good about tracking since I've been "off" the SP site for Lent, but I still basically KNOW the number of calories in something, and I wish I didn't. I hate that when I eat something, I'm thinking, "this is a 'calorie-expensive' food." I'm just sick of it, and considering abadoning the practice altogether, and just going with my gut (so to speak), getting plenty of veg/fruits and lean protein... but ...I'm a little bit addicted to tracking, too.

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Some of my coworkers are doing the HCG injections and an Atkins-like 'diet' (lots of pistachios throughout the day, and get this, a Zaxby's "Zalad" with extra buffaloed chicken. Very nutritious, LOL.) I have, until now, kept my mouth shut, but of course I've looked it up and it doesn't sound like a very smart way to lose weight. How do I say something without sounding like a know-it-all? I feel like even sending a link to a good article about it will seem like I'm meddling, even if I say, "I'm concerned about this diet you're on..."

Of course I'm not the best model for losing weight, since I can't seem to at all. But still.

  
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BLACKJEN82 3/7/2012 1:50PM

    Hey there!! I hope you're doing better. My advice: don't give up tracking and don't say anything to your friends LOL But if you do say something to your co-workers, you might just give them the info about sparkpeople and gently encourage them to try a new lifestyle they can maintain? I don't know, that's tough. But what I've learned in my yo-yo dieting for the last 12 years is that whatever you do has to be something you can stick with, for life, not just until you lose that last few pounds...

Hang in there and let me know if you need some support! Hugs! emoticon

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MLIANNE 3/6/2012 10:27AM

    Hang in there! I'm sorry you've been sick - major bummer. A good friend of mine did the HCG diet and has been suffering every since. I'm glad your'e smarter than that!

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REWIND3 3/5/2012 6:08PM

    One day at a time. I'll say a prayer for you. Hope you have a good week. emoticon

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REWIND3 3/5/2012 6:07PM

    One day at a time. I'll say a prayer for you. Hope you have a good week. emoticon

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TWINSMOMMY607 3/5/2012 10:14AM

    Big Hugs!!!

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