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Ready to begin again.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I get derailed. Big time. I am back now and ready to get started losing again.

I had to have dental surgery and get new dentures. Dentures are such a pain. Gum disease sucks royally! My old ones were so loose I had trouble eating anything that required chewing - even salad - especially salad. And veggies - I like my veggies al-dente not squishy - needless to say I haven't been eating many veggies.

Then I broke up with my bad for me boyfriend June 1st 2012, I was fine until May 2013 when he resurfaced. I decided to start seeing him again but not to formally start up a relationship. Bad idea - I can't do that. I can't be intimate without feelings. We see one another every couple weeks until a month ago when I discover he has a date with me but has just left a "date" with another woman. He used a condom he says - Oh My - will I never learn. I left him, came home and cried; then got mad and told him off. That's over - for good.

Then I got sick with a nasty cold - spent a few weeks recovering from that - WHAP - another cold been sick with a nasty cold almost a month.

Then, I get my health insurance renewal notice - 54% increase and deductible increase from $3500 to $5600. Oh hell NO - I can't pay that. I spend 6 weeks trying to access healthcare.gov to FINALLY discover the policies there ARE worse. AFTER my subsidy, the cheapest plan is $300 but get this.....the deductible is $12,700 and it covers NOTHING before that is met - NOTHING. A decent plan - much like the one I had before the nightmarish increase - Comparable co-pays and a only slighter higher deductible - is a mind blowing $720/month after the pitiful subsidy. I, who have had health insurance my entire adult life, will have no insurance come Jan. 1st. I refuse to waste my money for something I will never use.

It is actual pretty good that I haven't been even worse depressed. I am doing okay for all the crap. I'll be okay. Glad I took the time to write it all down. It is behind me - dealt with or accepted as the case may be.....It's time to do what I can do - eat healthier and exercise......

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CHERIJ16 11/12/2013 9:34PM


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DIANAOR1 11/12/2013 12:57PM

    Health insurance in this country is for the birds. I pay an enormous amount for me and my kids - it is horrible. I hope your dental surgery is somewhat covered. Good luck!!!!


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Friday, April 26, 2013

Ok So I have lost 8 pounds - I think I can do this! emoticon

I am going to set up some rewards that I will have to work to obtain.

First: At 179 - 20 pounds gone - new shoes - workout shoes - I have a high instep so I need a decent shoe and my old ones are giving out. (From disuse - ssssssshhhhh) emoticon

At 169 - 30 pounds gone - a new outfit - head to toe - for the past several years I been buying clothes second hand or from the bargain bin - these will be NEW! emoticon

At 159 - a manicure, pedicure and an eyebrow dye (mine are blond and invisible) - nothing says congratulations better than a pedicure ---AHH.

At 148 - GOAL - a weekend away - to the beach or mountains - I will make plans as I get closer.

I think these goals oughta keep me motivated - give me something to look forward to.

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CHERIJ16 4/26/2013 3:42PM

    Great goals. emoticon

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JOHGLO2011 4/26/2013 11:38AM

    I love your rewards! Keep this list handy for when you need a little extra motivation. Congratulations on your weight loss! Way to go! emoticon

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Jane Fonda

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Remember Jane Fonda?

I bought a couple of her "Prime Time" series of exercise videos on sale awhile back. I decided to try one out. It is called Walk Out. I knew I was out of shape but I am ashamed. I gave out and had to march in place toward the end of the easy 20 minute mile walk. I just couldn't keep up.

This has just solidified my resolve to work harder. I took a walk outside yesterday - my legs were so tired! Afterwards I did wall push ups while waiting on the microwave and squats and lunges while watching TV. I will get in better shape - maybe not in stellar shape but decent.

Today I feel energized and motivated. I can do this! emoticon

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DONANDMARY77 4/24/2013 2:59PM

    I had a few of her videos myself.

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JOHGLO2011 4/24/2013 2:56PM

    Yes you can! We all have to start somewhere - just start small and keep going! Best Wishes! emoticon

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Time to get going

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's April 17th - tax season is over - I have had my day off.

Today I am tracking my food and today I am going to exercise. TODAY.

One day at a time.

Need to make a grocery list and make a plan.

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JOHGLO2011 4/17/2013 12:56PM

    One day at a time soon adds up to success!! emoticon

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MRSP90X 4/17/2013 10:49AM

    emoticon I bet your glad that's over with!!
I am here to help in anyway I can! Just take it one day at a time! emoticon

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NKING1982 4/17/2013 10:41AM

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Busy Busy Busy

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I am in the busiest time of year for me and my profession. I work from 8 am to 6 pm nonstop under high pressure. I get home ravenous and wound up. It literally takes me hours to wind down - no matter what I try - exercise, TV, bath, rant, etc etc. I don't especially like what I do and I hate deadlines. Deadlines are to be avoided at all cost. I do not thrive on pressure or competition. I realize that is why I don't join or enjoy challenges. I always feel like I am competing. I don't even like to compete with myself. emoticon
I am not losing weight but I am learning. I am wearing a pedometer. It has made me realize that I get less than 2000 steps a day unless I exercise. Then its 5000-7000. I have a stationary job and I like sedentary activities - reading, video games, puzzles. I am forcing myself to walk more - parking further away, carrying less and making more trips. Of course its Spring - that helps - I want to be outside. But apartments and cities lessen that some.
I love processed food and sweets. I will opt for the easiest thing to prepare. I don't like cooking. So when I take a break at work I look for easy recipes with fresh ingredients. I am also picky and refuse to eat tofu, mushrooms, mayo, etc, etc. I am making lists of healthier foods I do love and looking forward to the fresh stuff starting to show up a the farmer's market.
I love diet soda. I have researched and read. I am sticking with my diet soda for now with plenty of water in between.
I am a researcher - I have to convince myself. I read and study to make up my own mind.
By the time April 16th gets here I am going to be ready to jump on the wagon.

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JOHGLO2011 4/2/2013 12:58PM

    Sounds like you are doing your homework to be prepared to go for it. Good for you! Walking more each day is a great way to go too. Good luck on your journey!

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