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Monday, May 10, 2010

The scale moved this week. Finally. Not a whole lot but hey, a pound is a pound. I am still a little frustrated as I haven't even lost the weight I had gained during the Passover holiday. I still have 3 more lbs to go and then the next 25!!

I have to admit that it is starting to get a little easier. I am able to track and stay on my plan a bit better. I have just a tad more energy and this is a very good thing. It spurs me on because I remember how much energy I had when I lost all the weight before.

Of course, this is a double edged sword. I still get angry at myself for gaining so much weight back but not as much as before. I keep telling myself what's done is done and there is nothing more than what I am doing now that can be done about it.

Hopefully, it is a lesson learned. I am not on track in terms of where I thought I would be at this date but oh well, I'm still going in the right direction.

Hope the moms had a really nice Mother's day!

  
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TAYLORLIV31 5/10/2010 9:41AM

    What's important is that you have the determination to beat your plateau. Stay active and also consider speaking with your doctor to make sure that everything is in order. I'm being checked for a possible underactive thyroid. The power of hormone inbalance is so underated. We haved to stay on top of what's really happening with our bodies.

Stay encouraged!

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K8NJKSMOM 5/10/2010 9:02AM

    Good for you! You can do it!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/10/2010 8:58AM

    WOOHOO!!! Way to go!!

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A very happy mom!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

I have been having the best day!

First, my great friend Dawn gave me three hours with a personal organizer for my birthday (last year). I finally got around to calling her and she came over yesterday and we worked on my paperwork and wow, I feel like a new woman. I got up today to a neat table. Now I have some new skills that will really help me not get stressed about paying bills and keeping records. Dawn is the best!

Then today, my son asked if he could come with me to my walk at the lake. He wanted me to join him as he practiced throwing the discus. I loved having him with me and we found a great place to practice. He would throw it and I would run after it and see the distance. I got a great workout and had so much fun with my son it really was a pleasure! It didn't even feel like exercise!!

When we got home there was flowers waiting for me from my two kids for Mother's day. They were beautiful!!

Then my daughter called from college to tell me about the formal she is going to next week. The great part is she has a date!! That means that the "old" boyfriend is truly finished and done with. HOORAY!! (he was really bad news).

Now, I'm getting ready to take my son to his baseball game.

Great day...really great day!!

  
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CSDAYS 5/10/2010 6:42AM

    You had a great day. Just hearing from all of the kids means so much. Thanks for sharing.

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BARCINTL 5/9/2010 5:25PM

    This is great news on several fronts--I'm so glad the organizer worked out. She's great, right? Also glad the old boyfriend is history!!! And of course, wonderful that you got to spend quality time with Joshua. Happy Mother's Day!

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JUDYK17 5/8/2010 9:44PM

    It's amazing how just a few hours with the kids can really lift our spirits. So glad that you had that time with your son. Happy Mother's day

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More bragging

Friday, May 07, 2010

Josh does it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My son has once again blown away the competition!!

As some of you know he's a great wrestler, fantastic baseball player, incredible golfer but, just a couple of weeks ago he decided to join the track and field team. Ummm, ok, why not? He goes to practice, oh I don't know, maybe half dozen times. Misses the first meet because he had a baseball game.

Yesterday was his first meet. I meet him at the field and I expected him to be running and doing the long jump which was what he told me he was going to do. He tells me, "Na, I'm going to run the 440 and then I'm going to do discus throwing."

Huh?? Discus throwing. "Have you ever done that before?"

He replied, "No, but I can do it. Doesn't look all that hard."

First comes the race. It was with 5 other local schools. He comes in second. We were very happy with that and would have stopped there but no, on to discus throwing.

We stood and watched for a while as some of the kids were taking warm up throws. OMG, that thing is heavy and some of the kids were huge. Naturally, Josh says he doesn't want a warm up, he'll just wing it.

The first really big kid goes and he throws it 64 feet!! Wow, that's really far. Each kid gets 2 tries and I figured this kid was going to be hard to beat. Finally, Josh gets up for his first try. His focus was outstanding. He sets and throws.........................90 feet!! Yup, 90 feet on the nose. Everyone was dumbfounded!!! (especially his mom!)

He was happy and just took it in stride. Now everyone goes again. The other kids pretty much matched what they had done the first time but not Josh. No, Josh decided to amp it up and sets and throws...........104.4 feet!!! OMG! They didn't have a measuring tape long enough to measure it. He may have broken some kind of record at the school and the kicker is HE NEVER DID THIS BEFORE!!

Every modicum of athletic gene in the gene pool of both sides of his parents went into Josh. He just shrugged it off and said, "See, I told you it wasn't hard. I'm hungry."

Gotta love that kid!!!!!!!!!!!

I apologize if I am bragging to much about my son. I am so proud of him and sometimes he is what keeps me going day in and day out.

  
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BARCINTL 5/8/2010 9:12AM

    Yay Josh! He's allowed to throw everything except throw in the towel!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/7/2010 8:16PM

    I would be very worried if you weren't proud and expected even more (not that seems to be much of a challenge for Josh, he is just one of those natural athlete).

HUGS

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2LABS2LOVE 5/7/2010 7:41PM

    emoticon emoticon I don't think a Mom can brag too much!

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MOMMABOF7 5/7/2010 6:57PM

    As a momma of many boys I say...BRAG ON! Sounds like it was a great day!

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MARSHASTAR 5/7/2010 1:15PM

    What a cheerful story! Yes, it's so great to have amazing kids. Happy Mother's day to you. This Sunday I'm making dinner for my son (who's no longer a "kid") because I'm just so glad to be his mom.
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K8NJKSMOM 5/7/2010 10:56AM

    Bragging is always allowed!!! That's the bonus of being a Mom! What a proud moment for you - and congratulations to Josh! What an amazing day!!

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Sneaking in exercise

Thursday, May 06, 2010

A some of you may know, I bought a new treadmill that stopped working after two days. I decided to send it back even though they said they would fix it because I realized that a) I didn't trust this machine and b) I also realized I really couldn't afford it at this time.

A couple of days ago my son asked me if he could use it. I told him it didn't work but he insisted on trying. I said, "Knock your socks off. If you can get it to work, be my guest." Of course, he got it to work!! Sigh....

So, today is pick- up day. I had to stay home and wait for the truck so I couldn't do my walk around the lake. Soooo.......I got on the treadmill!! It worked! I managed to do my nearly three miles and even added an incline!!

They are here now, taking it apart and out of my life but hey, I got to work out today when I thought I would have no time to do so as my day is jammed packed with "stuff".

Hooray for me!! I feel great!!! Hopefully, the scale will reflect all this work on Sunday (my weigh in day).

  
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GIRLINMOTION 5/6/2010 9:41PM

    here, here

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UCRGIRL_ 5/6/2010 3:05PM

    Great job, and congrats on making good physical and financial decisions. Yay you!

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Great timing is everything

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Had a short day at work today and figured I would walk the lake on my way home. Unfortunately I got stuck in some awful traffic and it put me almost an hour behind. Now, as I was driving home, all I was hearing on the radio was that horrible thunder storms were coming my way and about to get into my county. I throw caution to the wind and go for it. I get to the lake, take out my umbrella and start to walk. I make it all the way around without a drop!! Yay, I did it!

I got back to my car, was putting away my umbrella in the trunk and my phone rang. It was my daughter calling me from college. She has a few days off before her finals and wants to come home and take me out to dinner for my birthday (in a couple of weeks). Wow, that really made me happy.

A walk around the lake, missed the rain and a call from my daughter who wanted to do something nice for me.....talk about great.

I got off the phone with her started out of the parking lot and the heavens opened up and it started to pour. I was home in 3 minutes, pulled into the garage and felt great!

That's a good day. Hope I have another one tomorrow. It's nice to find that little bit of "me" time!

  
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MARSHASTAR 5/5/2010 3:08PM

    What a nice happy story! It just goes to show how we make good things happen when we stretch a bit.
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K8NJKSMOM 5/5/2010 1:28PM

    Nice when you have a day that everything seems to go right! Good for you!!

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RANDOMFIVE 5/4/2010 10:44PM

  Congrats on the great day. It's wonderful that you spent your extra time doing something for yourself. The umbrella probably added some arm exercises to the walk. And an early Happy Birthday!

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CAMPER96 5/4/2010 10:37PM

    That sounds like a wonderful day. I am hoping mothers day will see my kids, if they think of me. Anyway Happy Birthday. emoticon emoticon Couldn't find a cake. Hope you have a good one.

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GIRLINMOTION 5/4/2010 10:34PM

    That is a wonderful day. I hope this is the start of more wonderful things to come.
HUGS

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