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A Rough Night, Feeling Sick, and Sad News

Monday, April 08, 2013

I had a really bad night of sleep last night. I went to bed with the beginning of a headache and woke up in the 1 o'clock hour tossing and turning, unable to sleep. I finally got up around 2Am and went into the living room and prayed for awhile, then praise danced (slowly) a bit. Then sat down and just felt strange...and sad...and unsettled...and...I don't know...something I just couldn't put my finger on.

After a while I began to settle down took some sinus headache medicine about 4am. I finally went back to bed at 4:30 and woke up at about 7:40.

I don't feel well today. I feel like I'm getting sick. I'm nauseated and just feeling cruddy all over.

And then, around 9:30, a woman, who has been my friend since childhood, called to tell me that her sister died at 1am this morning. She is alone now, having been orphaned as well.

Today I think I'll put the party on hold...sort of...but I ate yellow food for breakfast, and plan to eat green, orange, and red food for lunch. I haven't planned my dinner yet.

Praise God! This, too, shall pass.

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ANGELZWINGZ4 4/8/2013 11:39PM

    I'm sorry you're not feeling well. take care of yourself, all will be fine. I'm saddened to hear of your friends sister passing. You have the right attitude. emoticon

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MAWMAW101 4/8/2013 10:51PM

    I'm glad you are feeling better because you made me feel super about visiting my Spark page. I sat on that front porch in the swing today and felt very blessed with my life even though it is far from perfect. Take good care of yourself----
MawMaw aka Phyllis in Indiana

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CHIRPGIRL 4/8/2013 7:20PM

    Oh, dear. Rough night, indeed. I do hope that tomorrow brings a bit of sunshine back into your world and that you feel better, soon.

That is very sad about your friend's sister. I can't imagine... emoticon

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HAPPYDOES 4/8/2013 5:21PM

    Thanks, Blue.
I felt really, really sick today. I'm feeling better now, but still not 100% yet.

I'm planning to go to dance class tonight anyway if only to get in the instruction and not the physical dance part of it.

emoticon Onward through the fog! emoticon

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BLUE_48 4/8/2013 4:40PM

    I am so sorry you had such a rough night. I hope as the day goes on you are feeling better. I am so glad you stuck to your food program even though you are having such a rough day. Good for you! My sympathy about your friends sister. I hope tonight you sleep better and tomorrow brings better health. Hang in there.......

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Screwing My Head On Straight

Sunday, April 07, 2013

So today I am trying to get my head screwed on straight.

My weight has been like a yo-yo for decades and I have had 5 sizes of clothes in my closet for a long, long time (well, that is until I got Fibromyalgia and decided to keep only two sizes in the closet and put only my MOST favorite pieces of the other 3 sizes...mostly jeans...tucked away for later).

I had gotten so discouraged by losing and gaining and losing and gaining that I thought it was hopeless. But watch THIS!.....

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I'm not really lousy at weight loss. NO!!! What is really going on here is that I really LIKE to lose weight. I mean, that HAS to be obvious, right? Who would continue to do this over and over and over if they DIDN'T like to lose weight? So now that I have this straight in my head, there is no need to dread this task before me!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

EDIT: (Monday, April 8th) Hey, I just read a Spark article titled "3 Simple Ways to Build Consistency" and found out that this blog meets Rule #1: Never tell yourself ā€œIā€™m not motivated.ā€ emoticon

You can find the article here emoticon


Party on!!! emoticon


I'm laying on the sofa like a bloated PIG!!!!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Today bunch of us decided to go out to eat after church this afternoon.
I thought to myself, "Hmmm...Maybe Fajitas will be the best choice because the meat is lean and then there is rice, beans, lettuce, a little bit of guacamole, and some sour cream on the side."

So that's what I ordered.

And water.

With lemon. emoticon

Then our chips arrived.

A few minutes later our salsa arrived.

So we started munching on chips and talking. I was eating slowly.

A little while later the waitress came over to take our drink order, and she came back with most of them. So we kept snacking on chips and talking. About 5 minutes later, she came back with the rest of the drinks.

And we kept munching and talking as she came to take our food orders.

And we waited...and munched...and talked...and laughed...and waited...and then someone ordered MORE CHIPS! emoticon emoticon

And so we talked and laughed and waited for quite a long time for our food and I got caught up in the conversation and started munching again.

Our whole group wasn't able to sit together, so I looked over to the other table in the next room where four of us were sitting, and saw that they (who had a different waitress) were halfway through with their food! (We waited a LONG time!)

Finally, one plate of food came out. Then two more, but none of us had any silverware. But we hadn't even noticed until now because we were having such a great time laughing and talking and munching. emoticon

But someone got up and went to find silverware for us all and in a few minutes, the rest of us got our food.

I ate one fajita, along with toppings of guacamole and sour cream, and then some of the meat along with about 1/2 of another tortilla, as well as 1/2 of the beans and rice. When I finished that I asked for a carry-out box.

Then I drove home fat and happy after time out with friends, which I haven't had in months, and haven't had with my husband AND friends since... uhm.... ? (because of his work schedule).

Now I just need for the food to settle a bit so I can roll off this sofa and BELLY DANCE! emoticon (Um, yeah...NOBODY needs to see that!)

So what did I learn???

The NEXT we go, I will have a PRE-PLANNED meal to order and know what it will cost me in calories. (I plan to go to the restaurant this week to look over their menu and count the calories with my smart phone!) AND I plan to fore go the chips while I wait for my meal.

Party on, y'all! emoticon

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HAPPYDOES 4/7/2013 10:34PM

    Thanks, y'all. I am feeling no guilt whatsoever.

The last time I tried to lose weight (6 months ago), this would have totally derailed me with guilt and I would have beat myself up for a long time.

I've finally come to a place where I've decided it is ok to be imperfect, to relax, and to enjoy life.

...and it only took me about 4 decades to do so!

Party on! emoticon

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WHIRLYDERVY 4/7/2013 9:44PM

    Hey, one day at a time, right. You had a good happy day with friends, you have a plan for next time! :-)

Call today a great "mental health" day and keep up the GREAT attitude -- you are so inspiringly AWESOME!

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CHIRPGIRL 4/7/2013 6:38PM

    Well...we've gotta cut loose once in awhile. Sounds like you had a great time and don't spend one moment on regrets. I like your plan to think ahead next time so that you can enjoy your party without needing to think about how to handle the whole "food" thing.
Great blog! Keep 'em coming...
Sharon emoticon

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ROSCOEKR 4/7/2013 4:34PM

    That's fine, we all have to cut loose once & a while. The key as I see it is don;t do it all the time. Which is what I used to do. emoticon

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My Ticker is AWESOME!!! LOL

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I weighed in this morning for the first time and saw that I had lost 3 pounds.
My first weight-loss ticker, when I was named FIGHT4NEWLIFE, was set for my entire weight-loss goal (80 pounds). When I changed to my new name, I also changed the ticker to a goal of only 5 pounds. So when I weighed in this morning and then caught a glimpse of the ticker...

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Talk about ENCOURAGING!!!!

So, I will keep on setting my ticker for 5 pounds at a time until I reach my 80-pound total weight loss goal.



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CHIRPGIRL 4/7/2013 6:33PM

    I am employing a similar strategy. I think it might be working...
Only time will tell. emoticon

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QUADCMOM 4/7/2013 10:32AM

    I never thought of that. That is another way to stay MOTIVATED !!! LOL. You have a great sense of humor. I love it !!! Wishing you a GREAT day !!!

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WHIRLYDERVY 4/7/2013 10:04AM

    Congratulations! I love reading your blog -- it is so encouraging! I have my first weigh-in this coming Thurs, 5 more days to go... I only hope I do as well as you did! You make me smile!!! :-)

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BLUE_48 4/7/2013 9:52AM

    Congratulations!! I agree, it is a great way to track your goals!

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NANCIER 4/7/2013 9:19AM

    That's a great way of breaking down your larger goal. emoticon

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I screwed up

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Today I worked cattle on a friend's farm from 10AM until 7PM. When I was trying to figure out my fitness points, I accidentally put in the wrong number and got a trophy I'm not sure I deserve.

I was trying to approximate my time because I wasn't climbing and doing a lot of active things the whole time that I was there, but I didn't think about that until ha entered the first number and received the trophy for 500 monthly fitness minutes.

I wish I could remove it but I don't know how. I don't like feeling as though I have cheated.

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HAPPYDOES 4/7/2013 8:47AM

    Thank you for laughing, Julie!
That helps me more than anything to get back on the PARTY track!

Will I get 500 minutes by the months end? I don't know. I hope so. That means I need to move about 12 FUN minutes per day for 20 more days before the month is over.


15 FUN minutes per day for 15 days before the month ends.


23 FUN minutes for 10 days...


45 FUN minutes for 5...


Just go help out with the community garden several days! emoticon

If I just keep pushing myself, maybe Fibromyalgia will give up or I'll just get use to the pain and figure out how to keep going and laughing in spite of it.


Thanks for the trophy, my friend! LOL

Party on!!! emoticon

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QUADCMOM 4/6/2013 11:33PM

    I'm sorry but this made me laugh. Don't worry about the mistake. You will likely have the 500 minutes by the end of the month, RIGHT? So you got the trophy a little early. It's ok.


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