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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Yes I have been here for way too many years not to have gotten to goal, or to even done better. I am the proverbial yo - yo, back and forth. Well I am sick of this and have promised myself that I will start another 100 day challenge. This has worked for me in the walking, however I love to walk. It has been a challenge though, because my knee has gotten worse and along with that my back. Many days hubby has said how many steps have you got, come on you can go that 200 more etc. Great to say that the majority of days are over 11, 000 although some are in 10,000. But my goal was 10,000 steps for 100 days and as of July 21 I will have done it. I am continuing on with it and will until my knee surgery which will of course stop that challenge for while. lol

I have been thinking of what I can do, going over different things in my head and negating them all as too hard, too much work, I can't - I DON'T WANT to is more like it.
Day before yesterday I sat and talked to hubby before he went for his dr apt. Didn't help much on him exercising more, but he was amendable to less sugar for him and in the house. We both agree on healthy eating but he isn't able to eat raw veggies and limited fruit so hard to get his amounts in. Whatever that is no reason to stop me. It hasn't in the past and won't again now. But having hubby on board with some of it is certainly helpful.

I am going to go back to NO S plan along with more veggies. He has agreed no more jubes, no more bought cookies etc. I will make this one recipe of very healthy cookies when and if we want them on Saturdays only. I will put 2 out for sat for each and 2 for Sunday for each. Rest I will freeze. I have a better plan and am willing. So starting today. so far so good, ate well and charted food.

I can do it for 100 days, and know that it is viable for life. This doesn't restrict any food, just when you eat it. And often people say I will have that sweet tomorrow, it will still be there and are able to keep postponing it. I don't do well with moderation and having it around. Perhaps some day I will but not now. I swear my switch for stop eating is broken. lol so easy way just don't start except on S days.

I am truly going to do this, I said I would walk for 100 days and I am saying I will do this. I have plans, teams and my journal all in place. I have all of you guys here that help me. If anyone wants to join me on their own 100 day choice please do...

And at the end of the 100 days........ October 17th. Ekkk fall is coming. I love fall but we are just starting summer! I am going to be able to say...

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    You have done fantastic on the steps so I know you can do this too! I'll be cheering you on!

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RAINBOWMF 7/11/2014 9:32AM

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BARBIE176 7/11/2014 12:25AM

    What a wonderful blog. You can do this! My 15 year old grandson is a gymnast with a goal to make it to the Olympics and he is so motivated to eat the healthy diet required for gymnasts. While I was recently on vacation with him, he wanted to cook and have me try some of his recipes and they were very good. He made a banana ice cream, microwaved apple and cinnamon. His mom says he is on Pinterest looking for recipes that contain no sugar and no white flour. So, you just have to have the motivation and it surely sounds like you do. Good luck. Enjoy the journey!

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LOOPYLOU0363 7/10/2014 11:56PM

    Loved your blog! The inspiration messages were great! I even saved them to review when I need encouragement!

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SUSIEPH1 7/10/2014 6:42PM

    Way to go Cindy ... I am so very proud of you ...
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PUPPIES4ME 7/10/2014 2:30PM

    Love your positive attitude and the support you get from you husband. Makes reaching your goals some much easier. I will be there cheering you on to your successful 100 days of 10,000 steps. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUBBALOOGA123 7/10/2014 1:38PM

    I absolutely love your determination and congrats on accomplishing so many steps!! Your next 100 day challenge sounds great and will definitely have an impact on improving your health.

If your hubby relapses into old habits, one compromise that we do in our house is to have a lock box. He puts all of his treats in there and I have no idea where the key is, ha ha! Wishing you much success in the days to come.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/10/2014 11:35AM

    Great blog!
I'm impressed you have been getting so many steps in even with a bad knee.

My husband doesn't eat as healthy as I do, but I have found he tends to follow my lead. I've never asked him to change his eating habits, but he does gradually change on his own. Since cancer is such a motivator for me to eat healthy, I am rarely tempted by foods he brings into the house.

Wishing you the best as you work on changing your habits. The walking is a huge, great start!

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NEW-CAZ 7/10/2014 11:34AM

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SORTIZA99 7/10/2014 10:46AM

    Congratulations for thinking positive.
Best regards.

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OH they grow so fast....

Monday, July 07, 2014

Eva and her lipstick, mama gets a sample in the mail and Eva just wants her lips sticked lol

Don't have any new ones of Thomas but he did tell uncle MIke that he was magic and abracadabra I changed you to orange. Mike said I cant be a colour... my hair is orangey well barely but I supposed) Thomas holds his belly laughs and says OH Uncle MIke you are so silly your hair is grey! lol

Been out walking with allie today. She is still doing good, we are pleased as many seem to take a long time to get it sorted. Hope it stays this well.

Didn't eat great today but not as bad as lately and also noticed it every time. LOL I will get there yet!!! Okay not a lot more.. just wanted to share my grandbaby! lol They sure aren't babies any more.


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TEMPEST272002 7/8/2014 7:37PM

    could she be any cuter?!

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DS9KIE 7/8/2014 9:24AM

    she is sooo cute

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    cute picture....she looks like she is giving someone the stink eye!

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NEW-CAZ 7/8/2014 3:34AM

    so cute Cinders.

Glad Allie is better emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 7/7/2014 9:42PM

    so sweet got to love them all

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    LOL!! She looks very cute!

I'm so glad that Allie is doing so well. Your vet must be very good.

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SUSIEPH1 7/7/2014 8:15PM

    Lovely Blog .. Love little Eva. She is so pretty .. Glad Allie is doing well .. Thinking of you ..much Love Susie xx emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 7/7/2014 8:15PM

    Lovely Blog .. Love little Eva. She is so pretty .. Glad Allie is doing well .. Thinking of you ..much Love Susie xx emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 7/7/2014 7:16PM

    She is so beautiful

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Okay a better day.

Friday, July 04, 2014

UP late it is nearly midnight, but had taped well pvrd whatever, extreme wt. loss and it was the show of the lady who's hubby had commited suicide from PSTD. What a great show, so emotional and motivational. I figure if she can do it and have all that baggage and stress I can do it. Yes hubby suffers some from PSTD but also depression and anxiety and yes I get very frustrated, but while watching this ( he was listening to music on the computer) he took his headphones off when he saw what it was about and we got talking. Makes me feel better about some stuff, even though I still know it is going to stress me out.... I am so wanting stuff done. Anyway........... lol had a good chat, and a good show. AND

The vet called said wanted to call before the weekend, Allies blood work, is right in the middle of normal so all is where he wanted it. Keep doing what you are doing and then in bit we have to recheck to make sure it is all good. So whew...... for now. She still doesn't like long walks and she does act more skittish but we will work with that.

Anyway it is 10 to midnight and I need to get to bed. My back was probably 70 % better till about 5 pm then got a bit worse but nothing like yesterday. The storm hasn't come yet but is humid and supposed to rain, we are to get more wind than rain. Hope all is fine when we get up.

Okay off to bed and hopefully a still motivated feeling and not too much pain in the morning. NIGHT all HUGS

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/7/2014 6:38PM

    glad to hear you both are doing so much better

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    I completely understand your frustration from personal experience. My first hubby had PTSD from Vietnam. Almost everyone has something wrong with them but then people like YOU and I don't use it as an excuse to not do what we need to do. Almost all men have a habit of procrastinating and putting work off and at some point they have to be pushed or even forced to do what needs to be done. That was advice from my first MIL, advice that I chose to ignore, and the same advice from my second MIL that I have ignored much less. Otherwise you end up in a home with a leaky room and crumbling walls, widowed. At some point if your hubby isn't able to cope with taking care of everything and if you can't afford to hire someone to fix it then the obvious thing to do is downsize. I have already warned my hubby that is what will happen here.

I'm so glad Allie is doing better!!

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OJ_2_OK 7/5/2014 11:11AM

    Good to hear allie is doing well.

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    That's great that Ally is doing so much better!

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CJ-TODAY 7/5/2014 3:54AM

    Glad to hear you're doing better! And that Allie's okay, too.

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NEW-CAZ 7/5/2014 3:27AM

    good to hear it! emoticon

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LILYDOG11 7/5/2014 1:51AM

    I'm glad your evening went well and your back is not hurting I hope the pain doesn't return !! God Bless.

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SUSIEPH1 7/4/2014 11:24PM

    Hi Cindy .. What a great show to have on .. Good Murray saw some of it and really great you had a good talk.
So happy Allie is going well .. Bobby sends Doggy Kisses to her ..
Sleep Well .. Love you ..Hugs Susie xxx emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 7/4/2014 11:01PM

    emoticon stay safe.



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Just ignore previous blog

Thursday, July 03, 2014

I am so not in a place to change today or feeling like I really care. Right now so blah, and tired of hubby not getting anything done and me hurting so bad........ I just think I will go to bed. I have my 10,000 + steps and yea allie should go out but I am hurting so bad, and mur can take her. I walked her at 6 some which is early but just feel like crying. my back hurts so bad. BUT I know 2 people that are full of cancer and both have young kids so I have nothing to cry about. Pull up my socks and carry on.

I think I will go have a bath, it is humid wating to see if hurricane is coming or just the storm Pretty sure that is part of the pain and the blahs. Know part is procrastinator hubby. Really tired of it would be that I would do some but can't and NO don't suggest a handyman as we have no funds and he would be so angry that it isn't worth it.

Just venting it will get done and all will be fine, just not a good day.
Think I will just go ..............


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NEW-CAZ 7/4/2014 2:34AM

    Cinders men need hobbies and/or a push hun LOL
Story you're not so good right now, take it easy, it'll pass emoticon emoticon

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    Gf, I feel so bad for you. You have been through Hell lately. I think you need to do just what you said. Take a nice long hot bath and go to bed. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 7/3/2014 8:36PM

    Go rest my darling.. Glad Allie is ok..
Men need direction.. But hate being told ..
Maybe Murray isn't to well either and of course being a man won't tell you ..
You need to relax ..
Pain is always worse with bad weather coming and tension ..
Love you Cindy ..
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RAINBOWMF 7/3/2014 7:51PM

    rest emoticon

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GEORGE815 7/3/2014 7:47PM

    Great day to get all those steps in.

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July 2nd a new challenge

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Well I posted a while back I was going to do the no sugar and such and it was right before all my doggie stress. Granted life happens and that is just an excuse but it is what I know.

I have done so well with my 100 days challenge of walking over 10,000 steps a day, even on the hard painful days. I know that for me it is an "easier" challenge cos I love to walk. But on days where I am nearly walking bent over cos of my back, or limping cos of my knee and just got over my 10,000. I still didn't give up. I am nearing the end of the 100 days, ( june 21) and know I will continue that one.

So as I said while back been thinking on one. My issue is sugar but finding even more is portion control and always feeling hungry. I can eat the same breakfast as hubby, and he will say I am so stuffed, and I will be really I am hungry. I have allowed myself to eat more just to see and I usually eat 2 more toast. I can't fathom how I can eat 2 eggs, 4 slices of bacon, hash browns, 2 toast with butter and jam and still be hungry.... HOW.

So really thinking do I go all out and say NO Sugar or just try to do portion control and healthy eating. So that if I decide I want a tea and A cookie I allow it. ( they are only homemade ones with barely no sugar that I make, but are still a cookie). Reason I chose that as an example was years ago like 34 years ago, I went to the dietican after I had my dd cos I was soooooo heavy lol at 167 lbs! ( today I am back up to 194!) she said what do you really like. I said cookies. But then was to rest and stop after the kids were in bed with a cup of tea and cookies. She said okay do that but only allow one. and it worked back then.
Obviously with limited success as I am bigger than I have been in a year right now. but gained 10 lbs in past 2 wks so not sure if it is water and salt or what.

Do I do my portion control and eat semi healthy leading to better. or do I do NO S again. When I combined NO S and the naturopaths diet I did well. NO S - so sweets , no sugar, no seconds except on days with S. so be the weekends and special days which I called Canada day so hence starting today.

Have to get my mind around this and get the mindset going. but also read a very interesting article from another sparker that she wants others to share....

Per Author....My intention for this work is that it is widely shared with as many people as possible. Please feel free to reprint, publish, and share any part of this e-book with anyone who you think might benefit from it.

So today is not just making my mind, I will be doing the best I can to think before I eat, know I want health, and enjoy my day... Sunny, windy and possible hurricane headed our way so going to have a great day and be healthy.


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2014TODAY 7/3/2014 8:12AM

    I so understand the struggle. A few days ago I got so fed up with my overeating and with sugar... I decided to do just a few days of the Eat To Live way of eating.
I am using the directions in the book but eating a bit more of bread and potatoes than recommended.
I must say that in those past five days I notice that 'hunger' is a different experience now. That is just what the author, Dr. Fuhrman, says. It's much easier to withstand thuoghts about overeating all of a sudden. You know I'm careful so I would not say that this is THE answer for you, or even for me - I need to investigate this further.
My understanding is that upping the amount of nutrients (eating lots of vegetables and I mean LOTS) apparently does seem to stop a lot of the craving. Mail me if you should have questions...

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DS9KIE 7/2/2014 5:29PM

    I would add fruit or smoothies to your breakfast and lot s of veggies at other meals (of course you can eat veggies at breakfast).

So how is your dog doing?

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SUSIEPH1 7/2/2014 4:08PM

    Cindy Love .. You are not on your own .. I too put weight on when Colin passed was such a stressful time .. so many visitors needing cups of tea ,coffee and cookies.
I can't just blame that either ..I seemed to have lost the urge to eat well..I just ate whatever there was in the house ..
No excuse ..
I am paying for it now ..more weight more pain ..
I am back in my healthy eating plan as of last week ..
I don't deny myself anything ..I just eat less.. I always have 2 glasses of water half on hour before a meal .. I find this fills me up.
I walk lots and use my peddler ..
My Bed Yoga is essential every morning limbers me up ..
Bed Yoga is a adaptation of stretches that we usually do on the floor ..the bed is softer and easier to exercise on ..if I were to get down on a mat on the floor ..I wouldn't be able to get up again Lol!.

Going back to your Blog.
Jam is so full of sugar .. Try not to use it if possible.. also I do measure my portions .. It's amazing the difference between what we guesstimate and what measured amounts actually are.
Hope this helps ..
Hope Allie is continuing to improve .. Hugs and Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I disagree with new-caz. More carbs would not make one feel less hungry. I would add 2-4 egg whites, keep the bacon, butter, add some low glycemic veggies like onions or peppers, some low carb dairy, ditch the toast, jelly, and hashbrowns. Protein and fat keep you satisfed. Carbs cause blood sugar spikes and hunger.

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NEW-CAZ 7/2/2014 8:51AM

    oh the age old dilemma. Moderation in all things and ditch the bacon etc for some whole wheat cereal and fruit,,,or porridge and you''re bound to feel fuller longer.........honest emoticon

the occassional cookie is not a bad thing.........eating a batch or a packet at a time IS.

As for weight gain recently, I think stress has a lot to do with it, and maybe not eating as well as a result.
You can turn this around Cinders emoticon

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