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Happy Birthday To Me

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Please send a some love in the form of a well wish for today I turned 50!! Yikes!!
I'm still under the weather and can use all the love and well wishes on this special day.

I've had a cold for about a week now...just not up to par.

Thank you for your birthday wishes.

  
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SASHAY40 9/16/2014 10:58AM

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LAURA747681 9/9/2014 8:28PM

    Happy Birthday a day late Greta!! Hope you are feeling much better! emoticon

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LISACHOSECHANGE 9/7/2014 8:32PM

    Happy birthday...feel better

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KAREN608 9/7/2014 5:55PM

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Happy Birthday you young thing.
I am 55, so you are younger than I am, and enjoy it!!!
And wishing you wisdom, real joy and peace for the whole year.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 9/7/2014 3:28PM

    Happy emoticon of your birth!

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HISTOGUY 9/7/2014 11:21AM

    emoticon TO YOU!!!! emoticon emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 9/7/2014 11:09AM

  Happy Birthday you kid yet (at least compared to some of us lol) Think of it this way, 50 is not old if you're a tree. LOL Have a wonderful day.

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SEATTLE58 9/7/2014 11:08AM

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Been under the Weather

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Been way under the weather lately...

  
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CLASSYKAREN27 9/7/2014 6:26AM

  Get well soon we all miss you.! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHARILYNN468 9/6/2014 11:36PM

    Hope you feel better quickly~ emoticon

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KAREN608 9/6/2014 10:06PM

    Ooh, sorry to hear that. No fun whatsoever.

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Not even close

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I gained 9 pounds this week. I'm not even close to where I started some two weeks ago. This weightloss thing is an up and down journey. UGH!!

  
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LAURA747681 8/30/2014 9:08PM

    Greta, I enjoyed meeting you at the Spark rally. What I have found, is that when I get close to really tackling my weight, the rebel in me says NO, You will NOT mess with my food! It is the gentle limit setter that brings me back, nurturing me, caring for me, letting me know it is OK. I don't know if you saw the book I brought to the rally, The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual, but that book has really opened up my eyes. I liked how Beth said she assembled a team to help, the doc, the psychologist....my psychologist steered me towards this book and it has been helpful in many ways. I AM better emotionally in so many ways now. Keep on keeping on and never, never, never, never give up! blessings! emoticon

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DTHOR6 8/26/2014 5:42PM

    Good for you for not giving up. Keep on trucking and the weight will go bye bye

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BECKYSUEK1 8/26/2014 12:24PM

    Hi Greta, I can sure relate to the frustrations of weight loss and the lack thereof! I have a couple of friends who have done the Almased program and have lost quickly, down ten pounds or so the first week. Soooo yesterday I ordered my first months supply & I cant wait to get it!!!It may be something that would give you a boost to get started. The cheapest place we've found to get it is Lucky Vitamin. Wish me luck!!! emoticon

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SPATTEN2001 8/26/2014 11:36AM

    Don't let this be a setback ... just dust yourself off and get right back on track. We all experience these same hurdles in our weight loss journey -- just don't give up!

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KAREN608 8/26/2014 11:08AM

    That has to be discouraging, but count the good things you've done, like workouts, and healthy eating, which will help your body in so many ways. I've had my fluctuations, but waiting it out, things did work out fine. If I eat too little it isn't good, or too much. Bodies are hard to figure, but staying the course still gives better health and toned muscles.

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SEATTLE58 8/26/2014 11:04AM

    Well, at least you're here on SP and not giving up the fight. That's the main thing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/26/2014 10:51AM

    You win some, you lose some. Keep with your program cause you were doing awesome before. emoticon

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Exercise: starting the week right

Monday, August 18, 2014

Yesterday, I woke early and went to the gym. I worked out for 30 minutes. I usually do 3 sets of 15-30 each of various weight machines. I felt empowered after my workout and even got in over 3,000 steps too.

I packed a healthy lunch and breakfast for today at work.

How are you starting your week healthy?

  
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LIFENPROGRESS 8/22/2014 3:14PM

    emoticon "Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner."
~ Les Brown ~

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 8/19/2014 3:32PM

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So proud of you Greta!

I have a few days off at the beginning of this week, and my goal is to get the bulk of my steps/miles finished in the morning before I have to leave to run errands.

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MOM2ACAT 8/18/2014 4:14PM

    You are doing great! Keep up the good work!

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IM_POSSIBLE 8/18/2014 3:33PM

    Running after a 16 month old for a few hours!!! emoticon

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SEATTLE58 8/18/2014 12:33PM

    emoticon I'm doing laundry today which means lots of steps down and up the stairs. I need to get to the store to get some healthy food. I need good low carb veggies and fruit and lowfat cottage cheese, which I love for breakfast. Have a great week!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/18/2014 10:43AM

    DD and I are heading to AnnArbor for a little back-to-school shopping today then I'm going to attempt something for exercise later in the day.

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NEWMOON 8/18/2014 9:42AM

    I'm so happy to see your positive healthy changes!

I'll be getting in my "intentional motion" (I can't say exercise LOL) throughout the day, eating clean, etc.

Making a grocery list later today for healthy meals for the week.

SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

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KAREN608 8/18/2014 8:40AM

    Since DH will be away five full days this week, I do not have to make a heavy supper, so will be eating soup, yogurt and oatmeal, and hopefully keeping to a lower calorie range, plus planning 3 days of strength exercises and 5000 steps a day. That is a stretch for me yet.

Glad you are setting goals and plowing on ahead!

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LISACHOSECHANGE 8/18/2014 8:38AM

    Good for you. I am shopping today for some healthy snacks

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/18/2014 7:48AM

  I'm stepping out with Leslie Sansone and walking 3 miles!

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Terra Trike First bike ride

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I pooped out after only a few minutes, turned around and headed for my car, but I rode. I picked up my new Terra Trike bike Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Lansing Michigan. Drove it home hanging out my trunk. Changed into shorts, went to the bike path and rode it for only about 1/4 mile before pooping out. REsted and then headed back to my car. I struggled to put it back into the car, but got it in.

At home, it was too big to fit through the enclosed porch door, I had to turn it and shove it in, which was quite the workout in and of itself. I wanted to go for a ride this morning around the neighborhood--see if I could do an entire block, but it was raining, so I went to the gym instead and worked out for 30 minutes. Whew!

  
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PYNETREE 8/26/2014 10:15AM

    Really kind of interested to see a Terra Trike! I'll have to go check them out!

You are doing Great! Wishing you Strength!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 8/19/2014 3:45PM

    I got myself a fitbit last year, but didn't really get serious with it until January 1, 2014. I am still going strong with it (yay me sticking to my resolution!)

It didn't seem that complicated. I know how to put one foot in front of the other. But when I started setting goals around number of steps or miles, I learned something profound. And for me, profound = ridiculously obvious.

I would never make my goal of walking one mile until I walked 3/4 of a mile. And I would never get to 3/4 if I didn't do 1/2.

It took me a while to wrap my head around this. I remember the first few times I went for the 10,000 steps goal. My thought process was something like this:

1000 steps = Yay! I'm off the couch and moving!
2000 steps = Still going strong!
3000 steps = More than half way to half way!
4000 steps = Almost half
5000 steps = HALFWAY DONE! WOO HOO!
6000 steps = OMG, I've been walking *forever*, and I'm just past half? This sucks!
7000 steps = I'm bored. My feet hurt. This sucks.
8000 steps = Are we there yet? This still sucks.
9000 steps = Wait, I'm almost there! Woo hoo!
10,000 steps = GOAL! And maybe it didn't actually suck that much?

So I realized that there was no point in hating the 6000-8000 range, because they were necessary to get me to the 10,000 steps.

What's the point of all this rambling? DON'T CRITICIZE YOURSELF FOR "ONLY" RIDING 1/4 MILE! You'll never ride a mile if you don't do a 1/4. You can only start where you are, and if 1/4 mile is where you are, then that is AWESOME!

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KAREN608 8/17/2014 5:31PM

    That will get your legs strong in no time.
Getting it in and out of the house is an additional workout, and maybe a good thing in the long run?
Keep at it. Hope the rains go away.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/17/2014 4:58PM

    Awesome! emoticon (darn, there isn't an emoticon for a recumbent)

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MOM2ACAT 8/17/2014 4:57PM

    Way to go! I've seen those and they look like fun!

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REALTYLADYLISA 8/17/2014 4:45PM

    Well, I had to look up what a Terra Trike is...looks like a good option to get out riding around town without so much weight on the knees OR the uncomfortable seat....Good Luck with it!

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SEATTLE58 8/17/2014 2:34PM

    emoticon for you! Look at you go!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Go Greta!!

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LISACHOSECHANGE 8/17/2014 1:33PM

    way to go

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ECHOJULIET 8/17/2014 12:47PM

    Outstanding!
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CLASSYKAREN27 8/17/2014 11:55AM

  You are rockin an rolling. emoticon

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