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Being nice counts!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Last night (in the freezing cold) I watched my son's fall ball baseball game. We played the only team that beat us all season. I had a knot in my stomach for the entire game. I couldn't have been happier when my son's team won!

The reason for the knot? I really hate going to this teams field. The team, along with their parents are the rudest, nastiest group we have ever encountered in all the years my son has been playing ball.

They shout out nasty things, they make loud noises to distract the pitcher and they are all nasty. This is the boys and their coaches and their parents!!

We shout out encouragement, say it's ok when they strike out and "get em next time" etc. These people shout nasty things and are so rude it is mind blowing.

I was really proud of the boys last night. They wanted to retaliate and scream and yell but the coach said to not go to their level and they listened. Not easy for 14 and 15 year olds but they realized it really is better to take the high road. They focused on winning and did just that.

They only thing that really silenced the other team was the final score. They had been beaten by a team that used skill and grace. I'm very proud of the boys.

Being nice counts!

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WANAKA 11/1/2010 10:11AM

    That was the greatest way for them to say "Shut UP!" Yay for your son's team! And congrats for the win :)

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LSCHULER72 10/14/2010 1:10PM

    I just can't understand why coaches, etc. let parents and crowds get away with behavior like that. I would not be above reporting it to the local athletic association. Some teams can get fined pretty heavily if they don't silence the crowds of rude behavior.

I'm so glad that your son's team won and shut them up!

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DETERMINEDJANET 10/14/2010 12:40PM

    Yeah for those boys and for their coach! (I'm glad they won the game too...not just the attitude war.)

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MMNICKS 10/14/2010 11:20AM

    Great Blog! What a wonderful lesson your son learned in the process.

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Being a loser...

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I have been so disappointed that I can't do any exercise until my back is better. This may take several weeks if not more :(

I have been on track with my eating. I try and make sure I track everything I eat, or at the very least, know where I am calorie wise so I don't go over. Today I weighed in and lo and behold I lost 2.5 lbs this week. I am really thrilled.

I know I have been very good and that "thing" that clicks into my brain when I know I'm back is right there. What a great feeling. I realize that I have a long way to go but I can't get there without starting!!!!

So, no matter whether I can move around or not, I'm staying with the program. It motivates me to think of how much better I will be doing once I can start walking again.

Woohoo, what a great comeback!!!

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GEMINI-SKY 10/8/2010 8:33AM

    YEAH For YOU ! ! ! Keep up the GREAT Work.
Hope that back of yours feels better and Real Soon...

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MOMMABOF7 10/3/2010 5:30PM

    Congrats!!!! Your doing great! emoticonHere's to a quick recovery!

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K8NJKSMOM 10/3/2010 4:33PM

    You go girl!!! You can do it! You've got a super positive start. It is so terrible that you have injured your back so badly. But stick with the program - you can see it works. Once you have rested and completely healed, you will be still right on track. And remember - you have lots of support here along the way.

Congrats on your loss this week!

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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

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