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Sunday, January 09, 2011

It's been a long week. I had so much going on that I wasn't quite a diligent about getting on the treadmill as I would have liked. I missed a couple of days but it just couldn't have been helped. Even so, I did manage to lose a pound this week. No matter what, the scale is going in the right direction!

I have been so busy with my son and his wrestling. I am schlepping to tournaments, making him sandwiches and shopping for things he needs and the days just blend together. I also work, have household chores (mountains of laundry!) and need to keep up with my daughter's needs while she is away in college. She still needs her mom!

I'm glad I'm still on track. It gives me hope that I will do this all once again. In April I am going to San Francisco to see my cousin for Passover. I really want to be down 20 lbs by then, not only because I want to look nice but also because I know it will be challenging foodwise and by then I should be able to make better choices. In addition, I am leaving the food there instead of in my house where I can nibble on it for a week and really blow my healthy eating.

All in all, I'm doing well. As soon as I finish this blog I will be jumping on the treadmill. It will give me some energy, although last night I was so exhausted after spending the day at yet another tournament I slept for 11 hours! I haven't done that in many years!!

Hope everyone had a good week. Let's all do this together!

  
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CHANGING_LIFE 1/9/2011 9:43AM

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You are right--having a goal in mind is the perfect thing! Good luck with this, and way to be SUPER MOM! I know I don't have kids of my own yet, but just let me tell you when they may not act like it, they really do appreciate it. It was hard for me watching my friend's mom work on his laundry last night to pack him back up for college. I never got that experience since my mom left when I was younger and my dad and his stepmom never really did that kind of thing for me. Your kids are so lucky!

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Still on track

Friday, January 07, 2011

I had a very interesting conversation with my hairdresser this week. We were talking about weight loss and the fact that I gained so much of my weight back. She asked me if I had come to terms with why I gained it back. If I understood what was behind it. "You might lose it again," she said, "but you are destined to gain it back if you don't figure out why you eat the way you do."

Was she ever right. I really hadn't thought about this aspect of my weight loss journey. I have yo-yoed for years, gaining, losing and then gaining again. I really do need to address the underlying issue of me and my relationship with food.

I really didn't put weight on until after I started having children. Most of my 20's and 30's I looked pretty good and stayed within a normal range. I have some important soul searching to do now.

I think I will ponder this while I work out on the treadmill today. I'm so happy I'm still on track. This may make it even more focused for me.

I plan on winning!!

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 1/7/2011 1:30PM

    I'm glad someone asked the tough question for you! That's what I had to work on this past year because I figured out the "why" and it wasn't pretty. I'm finally at a place I believe I can move beyond it and get the weight off and keep it off. Hugs to you as you work through this end of the journey!

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BESEVEN 1/7/2011 8:33AM

    You go girl! That's the story of my life, except that I was heavy even before I had my kid. I've been yo-yo dieting since I hit puberty, but I think I finally have a plan that I can stick to for the rest of my life. Hope you do too!
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It's been a while

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I realize I haven't blogged in a long time. Life gets in the way so quickly, doesn't it?

Thanksgiving was a disaster for me. I gained back the 5 lbs I lost but I am finally back on track. It took a while but I know what I need to do (of course!).

It was nice to have both my children home for a few days. With my daughter at college I think my son needs someone he can talk to that is NOT his mom!

I am sitting here with puffy eyes. I finally decided to do something for myself and have been saving for this for a long time. It is called "Fraxel". Here is a link to find out more. http://www.dermanetwork.org/information/fr
axel.asp

I was feeling so old I need to do something. I hope this works!!

I have been having lots of other physical problems lately. My stomach is really a mess. They thought it was ulcers at first but now they think it's a Hiatal hernia. I'm on meds but there are times I'm really in pain. Yuck.....

I am back to measuring and tracking my food so let's see this weight come off!!!!

Hope everyone had a happy holiday.

  
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CHANGING_LIFE 1/4/2011 10:38PM

    It's so hard sometimes that we let things get away from us! I'm glad you are back to blogging.

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BMCTRB 12/5/2010 4:50PM

    I understand the 'falling off the wagon.' I have, too! Good luck to you. I know we will both succeed.



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MAUREENKOROLL 12/4/2010 9:38AM

    Good for you!!! The hardest part about falling off the wagon is getting back on!!! Congratulations on doing something for yourself that's awesome!!! emoticon

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5 lbs in 4 weeks!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What a good feeling to feel I am really back on track. I have lost 5 lbs in the last 4 weeks and feel pretty good.

I haven't changed my tracker because I just don't know how anymore but I'll figure that out sometime later. I know that I gained a lot of my weight back but feel really confident that I will lose it again.

This time around is more informative. Last time I did lose the weight but don't think I really learned anything. This time I think I am learning a lot about who I am and how I lose.

I do know now that when I "fall" it takes me a very, very long time to get back up. I need to learn how to bounce back from a set back quickly and just get right back on track.

Ok, ok easier said than done I know. It is important that I learn not to beat myself up because everyone has a mishap once in a while.

My goal was to lose 10 lbs by Thanksgiving and as of now, I'm right on track!!

Yay!!!

  
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THINAGAIN66 10/24/2010 9:32AM

    You give me hope. I can't seem to get back on track. Each week I think I will do better, but something always seems to happen.
Thanks for the motivation!

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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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