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The bad news IS the good news!

Monday, June 07, 2010

What a weekend! I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

Friday night was the big 8th grade dance. Had to get the perfect outfit for my son and he had the time of his life at the party. The kids are still talking about it.

Sat. morning we had a baseball game. The last scheduled game of the season before playoffs. THEY WON!! I was so proud of those kids and now they have a better advantage in the playoff race!

Sat evening was a confirmation party for a good friend of the family. We went to a local restaurant and I was really good just having a salad with some grilled chicken on it. Dessert really did me in. It was a chocolate fudge cake with chocolate fudge filling. I can't tell you how delicious it was but I just had a small piece and I was good!! I savored every bite.

Sunday was another baseball game with my son. It was the first game of the traveling team he is on. That went 3 hours and when I got home I weighed myself and had lost a pound and a half of sweating!!

Then a quick shower and on to watch my BFF Dawn graduate college. I'm really proud of her!! After that it was a huge buffet but I stuck to fruit and one chicken and spinach wrap.

I then went home and collapsed..I couldn't move until bedtime which came a little early!

The bad news is that I didn't lose weight this week. The good news is I didn't GAIN weight this week. With so much going on, I was able to maintain and while I would have been happier if it were lower, I'm so happy it's not higher!!

So, another week begins and another week of me working toward my goal. Hope everyone has a great week!

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    Having the energy to do it all is an accomplishment in itself! So great you've gotten in good shape to be able to do it -- and ever better health and fitness to come!!!

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JAMAICATRIP 6/7/2010 10:38PM

  Great job showing us that even though our schedules can be very busy, we can still make the right choices. I think you did an excellent job this past weekend.


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JAMAICATRIP 6/7/2010 10:38PM

  Great job showing us that even though our schedules can be very busy, we can still make the right choices. I think you did an excellent job this past weekend.


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ROCKYCPA 6/7/2010 10:11PM

    Boy were you busy and you should be proud of yourself that you didn't gain after all those affairs. Good for you - keep up the good work.

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K8NJKSMOM 6/7/2010 3:49PM

    It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. And you did so well yourself.

So nice that your son had such a good time at his dance! And did so well with his baseball.

And definitely - your scale held tight - not down - but not up. That is worth celebrating - especially when you had such a busy week!!

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RUTGERSM0M 6/7/2010 3:01PM

    emoticon. Sounds like you were busy this weekend. Hopefully when the scale moves it will be in your favor.

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I HATE the scale!!!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ever have one of those mornings? I got up today and felt, well, thinner. I felt as though I had lost some weight. Yesterday, wearing my "fat" jeans that I wear to work, they felt looser. I know I have been eating right and keeping within my calorie range.

So, today before I got into the shower I thought I would take a look. What do you know??? I GAINED A POUND!!! Arghhhhh what's that about.

After some good hard thinking I did remember that the shrimp I had last night was salty. Can one retain an entire lb of water, I don't know. But, even if it is water retention, then so what? I still didn't lose anything.

I will not give up. I am staying the course. I will lose this weight....again. It can just be so frustrating sometimes.

I think that I will wait until I feel fat. That way maybe the scale will say I've lost some weight.

Sigh......ever onward!

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    You are tending your apark! You are doing great!I only weigh myself every week.It can be disappointing but as someone pointed out muscle weighs more than fat so keep going and the scale will reflect your efforts.Actually, I would also check that you`ve taken your earings and watch off, as that happened to the past,I`d forgotten to remove my earings!

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TAYLORLIV31 6/3/2010 2:52PM

    I got myself a scale that shows, weight, body fat, water and bone density. Even though I sometimes show more weight as long as the body fat is going down I don't care about what the scale says. Keep in mind that muscle weights more than fat and also burns more calories in the body, so don't sweat the small stuff. Stay encouraged! emoticon

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K8NJKSMOM 6/3/2010 10:20AM

    If you are feeling thinner - and your clothes are looser - then that is great. Ignore that scale. It truly is amazing, though, how much water we can retain.

Keep with the positive thoughts - and put the scale in the closet!!

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BGBOMBSHELL 6/3/2010 9:43AM

    OH I SO know that feeling. That emotional power of the scale. I have been stuck for awhile. It is SO hard some times to see ALL the good when that number sticks out like a sore thumb! Hang in there. We can get through this.

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CRW747 6/3/2010 9:33AM

    So sorry you hate your scale too. I TOTALLY know the feeling, but just remember that weight loss is over time, and the scale is not in charge of how you feel, you are. Yes, as I type, I think, "You should be saying this to yourself!" Keep up the work. You can do it!

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Help! My daughter is trying to kill me!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

She said, "Come to the gym with me mom." I thought, "What a great idea. We can spend some quality time together and I get exercise to boot!"

She said, "Try the circuit training mom." She said, "It's easy mom" Well, ok, I haven't done this in years but why not? How hard can it be???

.....she LIED!!! I'm in so much pain!! Yeouchhhhhhh!!!

Ok, I'm really not in horrible pain but my muscles are really sore and I kind of think that's a good thing. Yesterday I did feel a kind of pull in my back but I iced it when I got home and I'm fine today.

Well, that was harder than I thought!!! Ok, yes, I'll do it again..and again...and again... hey I may even join once she goes back to school!

But, be wary when your child says, "It's easy". Look at them then look at you....see what I mean???

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MRE1956 6/1/2010 8:46AM

    Ah, kids......can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em.....


But, ya know......these things do pass, and you did survive.....that's gotta count for something!


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SALLYANNE0852 5/31/2010 11:50PM

    hahahah giggle giggle giggle

youre writing style is priceless,,,,,,,,,,,i know exactly what you mean!

keep going! you CAN do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAYLORLIV31 5/31/2010 8:33PM

    Life always surprises us. Good for you hanging in there.

Have a great week! emoticon

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K8NJKSMOM 5/31/2010 1:54PM

    Well, good for you to go with your daughter. I loved your last line! Too funny - and too true!

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JULABELLE 5/31/2010 1:21PM

    That's awesome that you even WENT to the gym with your daughter! Good for you. And keep on using those muscles. :) they were meant to move.

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GIRLINMOTION 5/31/2010 12:56PM

    Nothing beets quality time with our children. Even if it kills us.

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NEDERLUNG 5/31/2010 11:22AM

    You have obviously over used your muscles more than they could bare. But sometimes the best solution is to warm them up again, the stiffness will go right out of them.

Caution-if you have pulled something in your back, do be very careful to allow it to heal before trying to over-do-it again.

We will get through this, but since when do we trust our children? Smiles

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LINDA! 5/31/2010 10:56AM

    Yep, I know what you mean......but you did it.... emoticon

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WISHIEGIRL 5/31/2010 10:49AM

    LOL. That's what happened when my husband said "Come out for a run - we'll go slow and you can stop anytime you want." Uh no, maybe it was slow for you, but I wanted to die! Take some Motrin, rest a day and then go back and do it again. You can do this!

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ZABINAS 5/31/2010 10:44AM

    LOL! Keep it up! It'll get easier!

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First mini goal...finally!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Whew!! The first mini goal I have set for myself is finally achieved! It took me 8 weeks to lose 7 lbs. This was very frustrating but I'm so happy it's gone.

I have found that I must set little goals along the way to the "finish line" in order to be more productive. I don't really discuss the actual goal, it's in my head but I think it makes it just a little easier for me.

I look at my tracker and see that I did it before and know that I can do it again. It gives me great hope and I can't wait to look as good as I did the last time.

A funny thing happened yesterday at the fair. I went with my daughter and we were trying on sunglasses when a man came up to her and said, "You are absolutely gorgeous." He then turned to look at me and said, "Is this your mom?"

I said yes, I was her mom and he said to her, "You should go into her room every morning and say "thanks mom for passing along these great genes!".

Then he said to me, "You are a 10 and you gave your daughter your legacy."

LOL- I haven't been a "10" in an awful lot of years but this sure made me feel good. He also said my daughter was an 11! hahahaha (she's more like a 20!)

Have a great holiday weekend everyone! I'm on to my next mini goal!!!

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K8NJKSMOM 5/31/2010 1:55PM

    Awesome! You must have felt fantastic! And well deserved too. How nice of that man!!

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BARCINTL 5/30/2010 9:03PM

    I've always known you were a 10!

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TAYLORLIV31 5/30/2010 8:26PM

    Enjoy the compliments that life sends you, it comes from the stars above.

Have a great weekend!

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MHNGJR 5/30/2010 9:57AM

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Oh, meeting those goals feels good! Congrats

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    Oh, how fun! Even though we're doing this for better health, isn't it great to hear that we look good, too?

Congratulations, and AWESOME job!!!

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Birthday weight

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's been an interesting week. Yes, I'm up a little but not as much as I thought I would be. I am now so old, with a number so high that when spoken only dogs can hear it!!!

The week started when my brother came by on Monday to celebrate an early birthday with me (it was Tuesday) and to see one of my sons little league games. As a special gift, he brought me a chocolate mousse birthday cake made at one of the best bakeries in the region. Ok, that's the bad news but the good news is, as much as I love chocolate, I really don't like chocolate mousse! Ah! I just had a little bit (although the chocolate ganache on top of the cake was yummy.

The next day my daughter came in from school. She had a few days off between finals and thought it would be a good idea to take home some of her stuff and come and celebrate her mom's birthday.

So, the next night we went out to one of our favorite places called "Ricks". The food is always great but hey, it was my birthday. ok, that's the bad news. The "strange" good news was that for the first time ever, the food was awful (so was the service). It was so bad I sent something back and gave my son my meal (his was inedible). So we just went home and the kids had some cake. I had a taste of the frosting, that was it.

Last night, since my daughter was leaving today to go back to school, we went out for pizza. We went to the place we love and yes, I had a couple of pieces (not big ones). It was great. We came home, the kids had some cake (I didn't) and what was left I threw out.

This morning I was thinking I probably put on about 3 lbs. but it was just 1 1/2. I don't think it's real weight and I am hoping it will be gone by weigh in Sunday. That's the only weight I really count.

So, let's hope it's gone and maybe it will take a friend or two. It's 11 am and I've already taken a 4 mile hike!!!

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DARLENEK04 5/20/2010 9:12PM

  Happy belated birthday.

Good for you for not over doing....


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TAYLORLIV31 5/20/2010 2:27PM

    Hey Happy Belated Birthday! My youngest brother celebrates his on the 18th as well. So you have 1 1/2 pound of water weight. I'm sure that's all it is. Just stay encouraged and don't sweat the small stuff.

This is a life style change.


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BARCINTL 5/20/2010 2:16PM

    Excuse me while I eulogize the disposed-of cake. How could you?!

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K8NJKSMOM 5/20/2010 12:30PM

    Happy Birthday!! emoticon

Glad you had a good birthday with your brother and kids! And congratulations on having already completed a 4 mile hike! Good for you!!

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