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Insomnia is not fun :(

Saturday, October 02, 2010

It's nearing 3 a.m. and I'm wide awake. Sometimes I get the bouts of insomnia and there doesn't seem to be much I can do about them.

I know that when I am doing exercise during the day, even just some good walks I sleep better, but with my back such a mess, I can't do anything. I hate taking pills because I feel so foggy the next day.

I just had some yogurt. Dairy can help bring on sleep. I will try and get to the library tomorrow. Looks like I need a good book. I already finished all the ironing!!!

Hope everyone else is sleeping right now!!!!

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WINWIN1 10/2/2010 7:43PM

    I should check into SparkPeople when I can't sleep - I always feel lonely at that time of night - hubster and dogs are snoring away & I'm wide awake - insommonia is the pits! Hope you can sleep tongith. Good for you - I would nmever think to iron in the middle of the night!! donna emoticon

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PRYCELESS1 10/2/2010 2:49AM

    So thats how people get to the bottom of their ironing piles.i did wonder.hehe.
Hope you feel ok soon.

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Derailed again!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Things have been going great. I have been staying on track with my eating and not going over my calorie intake. I have been trying to walk 3 to 4 miles several times a week and I was actually feeling pretty good. It felt good to be back.

This past Monday evening, I fell down my stairs. I slammed my shoulder (the one I had surgery on several years ago) and badly bruised or maybe fractured my coccyx. I've been in pretty bad pain since then.

I have been working and I'm doing ok as long as I don't have to bend down. That hurts like you can't believe. I really have to take it easy and now that a day or two has passed I can see bruises coming out all over.

I am going to give myself at least a week, maybe more before I can start to walk any distance again. I need to heal a little bit. I hate that I was off to such a good start and now this. At least I can maintain the eating part and plan on staying on course.

I know that these injuries can take months to heal so I'm not going to sit around feeling sorry for myself but I was looking forward to hastening my weight loss with lots of exercise.

Ok, that will have to wait, at least I didn't have ice cream when I got hurt and mess things up. The exercise will wait, the tracking stays on course!!!

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K8NJKSMOM 9/30/2010 2:18PM

    Oh my - I hope you are feeling better. What a terrible fall that must've been. The best thing you can do is to just sit and relax and not strain or push anything before it's healed. emoticon

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    So sorry that you fell and are having this physical setback right now. Hugs!

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Back on track

Monday, September 27, 2010

It's been quite a year. Good things happened, bad things other words, normal.

The worst thing for me was I gained so much weight back. I haven't been able to come to terms with it for a long time, thus just coasting. I'd lose a little, gain a little more...well, you all know the drill.

As of this past week, I feel I finally have my head in the game. I have been eating right, tracking every day and trying to get some exercise in when I can. I finally have that feeling that it has all "clicked" and hopefully I can do this again.

I did not gain all my weight back, but a really good portion of it. I haven't changed my tracker yet because I look at it and feel empowered. I did it once, I can do it again and maybe, just maybe, for the last time.

Wish me luck, I'm back on track!!!

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K8NJKSMOM 9/27/2010 1:32PM

    Good luck! You can do it! The hardest thing, when you've fallen off the track (as I know I have!) is just getting your head back in the game - and getting back on track. You've done that - and that will motivate you to keep on going!! emoticon

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    You can do it! It all clicked again for me a couple weeks ago so I know that great feeling and the initial motivation that propels one forward!

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MOMMABOF7 9/27/2010 12:21PM

    GOOD LUCK!!!! You can do it!

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GEMINI-SKY 9/27/2010 11:26AM

    I know YOU Can Do It...You HAVE the Power ! ! !
We're here for you....

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7WORSHIPS 9/27/2010 9:44AM

  Good luck and congratulations for getting back on track.

I have been off track many times on my journey from 180 lbs to 130 lbs. The summer months are especially difficult because of the traveling I usually do. Currently I find myself up to 135 lbs. But every day I start over and I find that most times I am more on track than off and enjoying it more and more.

Stay encouraged and keep the Spark! emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/27/2010 9:46:57 AM

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Strange exercise

Friday, September 24, 2010

Last night was meet the teacher night at my son's school. I am still having a hard time believing that my "baby" has started high school. He isn't the greatest student in the world (not by a long shot) but he is well liked and so far keeping up.

He goes to a very good but very large school. His classes are spread all over the place and I had 5 mins. to get from one to the other. I had a vague idea of where they all were because my daughter graduated from this school but OMG, they were so far apart.

I have decided that this counted as exercise! I went from one building to the other, up and down flights of stairs to numerous to count stayed for 10 mins and did it all over again. I walked very fast, tried to sprint up the stairs and was winded a lot.

I have read that we should get our exercise any way we can, so this was mine for yesterday.

How did my son grow so fast??????

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TAYLORLIV31 9/28/2010 9:17PM

    Your right I count this as exercise when they do this each year at my daughters school. This is my last year, she's a senior and will be in college next year this time.

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    Sounds like exercise to me!

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DAWN.BELIEVES 9/24/2010 10:34AM

    I remember my first year in college I had alot of classes scheduled close together all over the campus. It was good exercise but I remembered to make my schedule a little different the next semester...LOL.

I guess your son will be getting alot of exercise this year in school...that is definitely a good thing.

Be Blessed,

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GEMINI-SKY 9/24/2010 10:33AM

    You Go Girl ! ! !
Good For You.....
They Sure Do Grow Up FAST, Don't They????

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EEPOMY4 9/24/2010 9:46AM

    Your blog made me smile! I went to a high school that was over a 1/2 a mile long and can understand the hustle to get to class in under 5 mins. Every little bit helps and its true- wherever you can get it, fit it in!

Have a great weekend! emoticon

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Breathing again...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Well, my daughter is back at college. The stress of having her here is so much less now because she is not the easiest child these days.

Yesterday I brought down the rest of her things, then took her shopping for what she needed that she didn't have. When we returned, I put together some of the things I purchased and helped her organize her place. I also met her roommate, a girl she went to camp with when she was about 8!

I am concerned about the girls. I see problems in the future, but I hope not. The good news is that they are both in the same sorority. The bad news is they are very different. My daughter is pin neat and very conscious about what she eats. She won't eat processed foods, she watches her sodium and exercises regularly to maintain her size 2. In addition, she is extremely fashion conscious and has outfits for everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!).

Her roommate is much more laid back. She is overweight, has junk food around and doesn't care what she eats. In the long run, this is going to bother my daughter. I will just wait and see what happens.

My son who has been in Ca. with his dad returns later today. Wow, I have an entire 1/2 day to myself. What will I do!!!

Of course, I took Monday off because business is slow and I am taking at least three boys to Great Adventure.

I think for fun today I will do laundry! Oh joy!!!!!!!

Summer is almost over, school starts next week. I could use the rest!!!!

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GEMINI-SKY 8/30/2010 9:30AM

    For One thing, She surely will learn a lot about herself...Tolerance, Acceptance...We all learn as we go and this is going to be a Big One...Sounds like she has good "Bones" I'm sure from her good upbringing. She'll do just fine....
Hope you enjoyed your 1/2 day OFF ! ! !

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