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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Well yesterday I was up 1.2 lbs this am, weigh day up 2.6 felt like I was on biggest loser lol but am as they also say not beating myself up from this cos I am actually trying and learning from this.
Observations from the past week where I lost 3. something lbs to this week.
- didn't drink my water most days and even less tea as we were out ( I count my tea as it is green and very weak nothing added to it)
- no elliptical at all cos of knee
- walked the mall for 3 days in a row but hurt knee cos of it
- 4 meals out although I made good choices and one I didnt eat so guess that doesnt count. Made good choices but compounded with the no water, and less movement....
-too many little bites from some xmas snacks

So what I have learned from all this. Drink my water, MODERATE exercise when able, and keep on learning.
This week in the 5% challenge is going to be a tough one for me. I am up to the challenge........... it is eat your freggies. as you who know me know, veggies are not my strong suit. But have some great ideas, have also been reading a lot on what is good for you and what helps what.
I will stop at daves fruits and veggies and load up and I WILL EAT THEM not toss in compost bin.
So yes I am up, yes I am frustrated cos yet again today my knee is very painful. but.... I am proud to say I haven't given up, I know what I did wrong, right and partially right. I am still in the fight and am going to try my best. As I said in the beginning as long as I can maintain or lose during this time it will be a goal reached. Somehow have to get my movement better and more.
OH sigh....... got the letter back from insurance, yes the physio place sent the letter but it was ias if it was allready done, so they didnt approve it or disaprove it just said have to fill in the insurnaace forms to see if I can get my $$ back. well I haven't bought it yet so called they said oh. send it all back with a note saying this is just a quote. I told the physio to put hat it was a quote but ... oh well at least the insurance didn't say no! but still I wait, oh well I hope yet to get the brace see no reason why not.
off I go to move some more!!! dog walked, and then going to do some shorter joyinkys.
HUGS all!!!

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HOPEFULSNAIL204 12/18/2011 6:51PM

  I think it's all a work in progress. Progress not perfection. I have to remind myself about that several times a day. It seems like you are doing great! All we can do is live and learn and it sounds like you are willing and able to do just that! Blessings emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 12/17/2011 1:41PM

    my scale stayed put this week which is amazing since I went to several parties, but I did get my walks done, I like veggies, but not the preparing them, if I'm lucky I'll get my hubby to grill some for me

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/17/2011 1:13PM

    I am not talking to my scale either, I maintained this week, but leading up to, I was dropping little bits, tthen last night we ate out, well I know my problem is that mixing acticsalycilic thingy together, last night I had 2tacos from tac del mar and without thinking when he asked if I wanted salsa I said sure, by the time I got home I was so itchy and an upset tummy,
Cindy I think you are doing awesome, I know what real pain is and how hard to work through it, so your are doing amazing girl!!!

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JOYINKY 12/17/2011 11:02AM

    Cindy; I liked CRAZYDOGLADYBO's comment. I know there's a CHAIR EXERCISE group here on SP. I have some friends that have done well in it even though I have not looked at it myself. Yes, you are learning; this month is a challenge for everyone! Hang in there.
A note on eating out; that's really a challenge! Even when you are making healthy choices; it's not the same as preparing your food at home. Even the veggies are likely to have extra fat, sugar (yes!), and salt added; not to mention MSG! Just do the best you can! Stay the course; it will pay off in the end. We all have ups and downs! Hugs.

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NEW-CAZ 12/17/2011 10:36AM

    Love your positive attitude Cinders, given the time of year it's a battle.
I've resolved to stay steady and I put on over the next week or two I know I have SP and the tools to undo the have you.

Have a great weekend hun, I'm resting up with the mother or all tummy bugs and chills emoticon and we're s'posed to be visiting Lilian tomorrow emoticon

Keep your joints on the move babe. Take care emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 12/17/2011 9:08AM

    I feel your frustration. I am up 3 also. WAY TOO MANY holidays goodies. So I have to say no more even 1 bite! Glad to hear you're observing what works/doesn't and keeping the enthusiasm.

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TEMPEST272002 12/17/2011 8:27AM

    That stupid scale. It's so frustrating isn't it? But I'm glad you aren't letting yourself get defeated, and instead are using this to learn how to do better. Something you may not of considered - some of that weight gain could be due to swelling in your knees. swelling = water weight. Do you have access to a pool? It's easier on the joints to exercise in water. Hope you're having a great day.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/17/2011 8:13AM

    I love your attitude!!! Don't forget, there are many seated exercises that you can do, check out some of the demo's in the spark fitness section.

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Thanks my spark friends

Thursday, December 15, 2011

PLEASE watch this, it was sent to me by 2 of my sparkfriends who I know care about me and have listened to me moan and groan, cry in pain and frustration and yet stuck by me. I am learning to live with and around the pain, able to be more mobile now and am most certainly doing at least 10 mins a day usually 20+ so am very happy. Now if I could only get someone to convince hubby. his brother has started running and extolling its virtues, and hubby said good for you but not me, I hate to run detest to walk.... so.... dr and physc. have both said walk at least. not much more I can say.

Didn't realize I hadn't blogged since MON well been so busy and running around. I have gotten movement in to the point of my knee being a real pain. Today will be back to normal and even able to joyinky walk. So we are getting things organized and nearly ready for xmas.

I dont have much news just busy... been doing enough exercise and not as well on food but not any real mishaps. Out eating while shopping isnt great and then tomorrow is to go out to the legion with dad, I wasn't going to go as didnt want to eat there or drink even pop and wont drink the water there. But dd and sil are going too so that will be nice all but son. anyway will go and do the best I can do. Made some homemade soup and have been having that for lunch so that helps.

Okay off to get a bit of my snowmen out and this house decorated, all that is done is the tree.
HUGS and thanks Caz and Joy!!! I will share it around for sure!

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SGTSUNNY 12/16/2011 2:23PM

    I think the next 10 days will be hard for us all with the eating! Hang in there and do the best you can.

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JOYINKY 12/15/2011 6:04PM

    You are starting to bloom! To busy to blog? How great is that?! Life is good!

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MRSMOPP 12/15/2011 5:37PM

    i just watched the link, great stuff, reminds me of a tv program from my childhood called why don't you ... switch of the tv and go do something less boring instead, aimed at 8 -15 year olds so its a message that been around for a long time to encourage children to be more active and adventurous and set the pattern for their lives, or at least until life gets in the way... so many spark people are on the journey not just to lose weight but also to reclaim their lives for themselves and that's all about feeling good about ourselves and realising were worth it. exercise makes us feel good about ourselves and gives a sense of achievement so we want more of it and the bonus we get to live longer, sleep better, do more, see more and experience more, all for investing 30 minutes a day in ourselves
thanks for sharing.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/15/2011 5:17PM

    Thanks so very interesting, have saved it to watch again

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Maniac Monday

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sucker sucker for punishment I am!!! DD and hubby and I at the mall Sat. for hours, then yesterday just hubby and I and today the three of us again. hubby and I are done other than each other and he wants $ for boxing day sales at best buy or future shop. Me I may take money from dad rather than gift card cos my bday is just after so will put it together and either do yoga or something. I am hoping we can cover yoga ourselves as I would like to get a bit of stuff. But whatever.
So tomorrow... I will go to yoga for backcare and thats about it, oh yea........ lol forgot have books to take back to the library.
A tad worried that I will gain this week, cos been out to eat 2x as we were out shopping, made good choices but still, and not able to exercise as well cos of my knees but then they are sore cos we walked all day from 11 till 6 other than the 45 mins for lunch. So it is walking LOL a type of joyinky walking haha.
So in a bit I will go have a nice soak, and take a book to bed. But finding that laying in bed will make my legs ache so have to watch how long I lay down. Oh well will find that perfect amount of rest sometime. I wish I would get a letter from the insurance as to if they will pay for the brace.
Okay friends, will check on my emails, then am turning this off and resting, not even doing dishes, they will be there in the am. I can not stand at the sink tonight as that bothers my back on best days. not many there as we have dishwasher.
HUGS and on to Tuesday with a smile. cos as this going around on FB says

with Charlie brown and Snoopy, what if we were just thankful for everything! and I am... thankful that I have hubby and dd to go shopping with,
thankful that we have the car to get around, that we got around safe as there was a 3 car accident on our way home, that we have the $$ to go shopping, that my body carried me even though it did complain LOL and that I am able to rest now and not have to go to work tomorrow.
HUGS and always be thankful cos there is always something to be thankful for.

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NEW-CAZ 12/13/2011 3:08AM

    Awww Cinders, we all need rest, hope you slept well and wake refreshed emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 12/12/2011 11:28PM

    Ain't it a B that as we get older and need our rest--it hurts to lay in bed!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/12/2011 8:58PM

    Hugs and have a good soak and a good sleep.

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Sore Sunday

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Well today I walked the dog, and joyinky walked early so done. I am glad I did as my mid back is very sore, I feel as if I pulled a muscle. Of course ssedentary hubby says you are walking too much. walking outside, around the house no wonder your back is sore. But it was fine, then we were in the mall for a short time again today and it was sore, wondering as I wore a heavier coat with a huge hood that hangs down the back... I don't know what else I could have done, nothing different.
I have to get a better mindset going again, I am eating okay but not as well as I was and not near enough veggies. So tomorrow we will have a good supper, this eve was good as dad made a roast and asked us over, but the past 2 were not that healthy as got home and was beat. so tomorrow we will have chicken and steamed veggies.
Funny but have been walking every eve upstairs last night was half hr. but not this eve cos of back and I am missing it. LOL that is great! LOL will have a bath and hope my back feels better, the tub doesn't help much- want a soaker one but oh well.
okay gotta go get dog she is barking to come in. cya all later hugs and have a great eve.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/12/2011 7:31PM

    Hope you are feeling better today! Keep up the great effort. Glad you are missing the exercise you normally get, that means it will be easier to get back into it once your back is better.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/12/2011 3:16PM

    I hope you feel better today!

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TEMPEST272002 12/12/2011 10:24AM

    Are you still doing the yoga for your back? Sometimes doing a few gentle poses can help me when my back is feeling a bit out.

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NEW-CAZ 12/12/2011 2:59AM

    Hope you feel better soon Cinders.
Sorry not been around, I haven't been getting your blog alert emails emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 12/11/2011 10:19PM

    Feel better! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/11/2011 7:53PM

    Hope your back feels better soon Cindy

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Feeling great but also giving myself a reality talk

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I am so happy,proud, excited cos I lost 3.2 lbs this week. I have to say I still am making sure that I remember the scale isn't everything cos iin this week, I weighed too often, and went 197, 196, 196.some, 195 , 197 then last night was 197 again but this am I am 194.6 so that is my official weigh for the CATS team.

What I think makes me happy is that I didn't find this that hard. The food issues are more than the exercise, if the elliptical hurt my knees I stopped, and then just walked. now none of my walking is at any great speed but with my knees right now I am just glad to walk as much as I can on a given day.

This week in the challenge is consistency in exercise to do some exercise for 10 mins a day, I can honestly say that I feel I have that down for everyday this week. I will also continue the tracking from week before, which was to stay in calorie range.

My goals to try to do this week are to drink more water and get more veggies in. Both doable if I make my mind up and remember. lol

Today is dd day off and her hubby works, so we don't know what to get her for Xmas so will go to mall with her for while. Hubby actually said yea we will go with you to the mall!! I said while he was on the phone with her, the mall on sat at 11 am!! OMG are you nuts. So I got up, put my support socks on and walked the dog. Figure if I am going to be wandering the mall, help my legs as much as I can! LOL

We have dad, ds, dil, and Thomas done shoppping for, have to get one little outfit for Eva as she still fits in newborn size. I do get to spend dads money for the babies and will get the stuff that Anna gave me suggestions for and didn't get. I also have to get for DD and soninlaw yet, and dil birthday which is boxing day. But I know what I am getting her. Hubby and I have no ideas. I have given him some ideas and that is fine. He wants $$ to spend on boxing day sales. He likes both future shop and best buy so doesn't really want a gift cert as wants to get to either, even though they are tech. the same stores.

I am not sure what I want from dad, to put his $$ towards more yoga classes, but think we can manage that on our own so can use the $$ in something else. will see.

Okay off to fill my belly with a healthy breakfast and then wake hubby up - what a fool the mall today!! LOL she is off on Monday wouldn't be quite as busy! LOL

hugs sparkers and lets try to do our best.

and btw I haven't forgotten BEMORESTUBBORN and her what do I want to do today to make my tomorrow better and healthier -- that is my premise behind my doing so well this week.


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BUTEAFULL 12/10/2011 12:15PM

    fabulous wt loss results, I lost 3 lbs myself CATS RULE!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/10/2011 9:20AM

    Stay safe at the Mall!!

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TEMPEST272002 12/10/2011 8:32AM

    Congrats on the big loss this week! Consistency with food & exercise really does pay off. Have fun Christmas shopping!

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JOYINKY 12/10/2011 8:13AM

    Make it a great day Cindy!

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