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Cleaning Out

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I spent another two hours cleaning out my garage today. I found a huge cash of old toys from my children. Sippy cups, towers you put different shapes in, stuffed animals, toy plastic get the idea. So much stuff!!

My youngest child is 16. I think it's time to dispose of this stuff. I know that most places won't even resell this because of germs etc. so I got out a huge (actually two) plastic bad and started to throw away stuff.

It was really hard but it feels good to get rid of it. When I am losing weight, really trying to get my eating in order, I find that I need to get other things in order too. It seems to help me somehow, stay on track.

Does anyone else feel this way?

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DAOCCHICA 7/22/2012 2:33PM

    Yes! I figure if I am eating clean I have to get clean and organized also. Throwing those things away must of been hard but it should make you feel better in the end. You get a sense of accomplishment. One less thing going on in the back of your mind!

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DOROTHYBERO 7/15/2012 9:32AM

    Oh yea - I have to go work on my sons room - good time to do it as he is away at boy scout camp!

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JOLEON 7/14/2012 10:29PM

    I always like to get rid of old stuff it makes me feel lighter. Sounds like you accomplishes a lot good job!

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    Yes, there is definitely a similarity with both! Glad you made a good dent in the garage!

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PHEBESS 7/14/2012 9:01PM

    Yeah, after my first pair of pants fell down (after losing 25 lbs) I immediately cleaned my closet out of large clothes and started slowly buying new stuff.

It's a very freeing feeling!

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VETTRANGER 7/14/2012 9:00PM

    Just make sure that some of those old toys won't do well on eBay! LOL You never know!

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Just a little bragging

Friday, July 06, 2012

Just a quick note about my son. This child has struggled in school most of his life as he has some learning disabilities. He is going to be a junior in High School next year and every day is a struggle but I know he will succeed.

Now let me tell you about what an incredible athlete he is. I am going to see his first game with the local "All Stars" team. These are boys that have excelled in baseball and have tried out for this exclusive team. All except my son.

He told me he had enough baseball and didn't want to do it over the summer. Not one, not two but three COACHES that work with the little league here in town called him and me. They begged him to be on the team. He finally agreed (I let him make his own decision but I'm thrilled).

He is the only one on the team that didn't try out. At practice yesterday they sat him out during the second half of batting practice because he hit so many balls out of the park they were running low. Needless to say, he really is a natural.

Next year he will be back on the wrestling team where last year he only lost one match all year. He also is on the golf team and went from junior varsity to varsity within his first year playing. The coach thinks he can be a superstar this year.

I'm so proud of this child. I don't think he realizes what a huge gift he has in sports but I love that there is something out there that he can win time and time again.

bragging over, just a proud mom!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 7/11/2012 12:24AM

    Its good ro praise your son for the skills he has developed in sports (which teaches teamwork skills)!! It proves that he isnt "disabled" - only "differently abled"!!



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DOROTHYBERO 7/7/2012 6:42AM

    Much to brag about - you go proud mama!

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WALLAHALLA 7/6/2012 8:30PM

    emoticon You and him both have every right to be proud of his accomplishments. Sing it from the highest mountain!

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PHEBESS 7/6/2012 5:26PM

    (And moms are supposed to brag!)

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PHEBESS 7/6/2012 5:26PM

    YAY for him!!!!!

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    You definitely had the right to be bragging a bit today. Those are amazing accomplishments for your boy!!!

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OOLALA53 7/6/2012 11:14AM

    I teach Special Ed in high school, and I, too, am glad when a student has other outlets. It's the ones who don't try to DEVELOP any talent or interest that worry me.

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Fighting myself!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I was sitting at the computer this morning, doing my spark people thing and thinking, "I need to get on the treadmill."

I was fighting with myself because I really didn't feel like it. I realized that I put it off yesterday because I didn't feel like it then either. If I didn't do it today I would have lost two days that I could have worked out and didn't.

I gave myself a little guilt trip and won the battle. Did nearly an hour on the treadmill and felt so good when I was done. I know I feel better when I do this, it's just getting started!

Hope I win the battle tomorrow too!!!!

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STLCARDSFANS05 7/3/2012 8:07AM

    throw in some pumped up music while you are the compuuter before you get on the treadmill...that helps

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DOROTHYBERO 7/2/2012 6:04AM

    emoticon emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 7/1/2012 1:41AM

    That is one battle closer to winning the war! emoticon

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EDDYMEESE 6/30/2012 11:12PM

    Yep, it's a daily battle! Great win today!

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Delicious Dinner!!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

I was in Costco today. As I was walking around I saw someone selling salsa made with mangos and peaches. I have had this before and love it because it's not to hot. I wasn't going to buy it because I didn't want the chips that go with it.

I had a sudden idea. I bought the salsa and some chicken breasts. I put them together on the stove with just a bit of water. Covered the whole thing and steamed the breasts and heated the salsa through.

OMG, this was fantastic!! I made a big bowl of steamed broccoli and poured it over.

I'm so full right now and I hardly had any calories. What's more, I have enough left for another meal!

Yum!!!! My favorite salsa with no chips in sight!!!

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WALLAHALLA 7/1/2012 1:40AM

    That salsa is also delicious on tilapia!

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PHEBESS 6/30/2012 12:04PM

    Fresh fruit salsa is wonderful!

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    That sounds wonderful!!!

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PATTIE441 6/29/2012 9:20PM

    Oh that sounds wonderful! Great idea! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 6/29/2012 9:09PM

  If you wrap it in foil & cook be better

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    Sounds delicious!

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A good week!

Friday, June 22, 2012

It's finally clicked. I have had a really good week in terms of my eating and exercise. I am back in a routine, which for me, is crucial!

I have been eating a very low calorie, balanced diet. Lots and lots of fruits and veggies with a little lean chicken and seafood. I forgot how good I feel when I eat this way.

Even better, I have been back on the treadmill. Even though my foot hasn't completely healed, I still can go for nearly an hour. I may not be going as fast as I did before but at least I'm going! What's even more encouraging is that when I exercise, I feel sooooo much better both physically and mentally. I'm sleeping better and it makes me want to take care of myself even more.

Not sure I lost any weight this week but I am not about to give up. This is so good for me!! Yay!

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BARCINTL 6/27/2012 6:31AM

    That's exactly how to do it! You're on your way!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/23/2012 7:48PM

    Gives me joy to read this since I am stuck in bed with my knee on ice. I am glad someone is enjoying some activity emoticon Enjoy the ride, I know I would. Victoria

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DOROTHYBERO 6/23/2012 6:55AM

    Yay for a good week - glad you are doing much better!

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WALLAHALLA 6/23/2012 1:49AM

    Most excellent! Feeling great is a sign of success. Numbers are not nearly as important as how we look and feel! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 6/23/2012 12:03AM

    WOW! How AWE~some, Gayl! That's great! I want that, too! That knowing what you're doing is just RIGHT for YOU. Keep up your wonderful progress. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 6/22/2012 10:30AM

    Good for you having a good week.
Keep up the good work and have a terrific week end.

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