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Countdown to Korea - 17 days

Saturday, December 01, 2012

I will be flying to Seoul, S. Korea on December 18th and returning on the 24th. I am so nervous and excited! I kept eating for no reason yesterday, but I think this trip was the reason as I am so nervous. I will be flying by myself, first time on a plane since 2000 and first time out of the country ever. My son and future daughter-in-law will meet me at the airport and take care of getting me places while there. They will be getting married on December 21st. I am looking forward to that!

So binder is ready and I need to make a list so I don't forget anything!

I need to track my food today and will get at least 5000 steps on my fitbit of which I absolutely love!

Any helpful international flying tidbits anyone wants to share would be so helpful!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/1/2012 7:40PM

    It will be a long flight. Try to conciously move around some when possible.

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SEAWILLOW 12/1/2012 10:49AM

    Have a wonderful time!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I have been missing in action for a while now, but managed to keep my streak going by spinning the wheel if nothing else.

November has been pretty tough, starting with family drama at the beginning of the month that was pretty hurtful and I have been trying to resolve that issue. Lots of work also took up some time. It has not been pleasant but I refuse to give up. I am learning to take care of myself and not let others decide my fate for me.

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KO1215 11/29/2012 10:54AM

    Good for you!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/28/2012 2:09PM

    I've notieced your absence. Real life is a higher priority than blogging and such. Hope your healthy lifestyle is still going.

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SEAWILLOW 11/28/2012 11:58AM

    Life can be filled with turmoil at times. Post or drop me a line if you need me. This too shall pass and you will be healthier for making great choices!

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All or nothing..

Monday, November 05, 2012

Question for the day. Today, I woke up late and wasn't able to get my morning workout in. Actually I didn't feel well at all, but I promised myself at least 10 minutes each day. So today, I did 10 minutes on my first break. Didn't do anything else all day, but I did something. Tonight my Fitbit came in and I am excited to see how that adds to my program.

Beyond that, it was a horrible day at work, my husband quit smoking but he is down in the dumps and I have a headache and am ready for bed. But I am still grateful that I did 10 minutes and I tracked everything I ate today!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/6/2012 12:23PM

    I think you need to eat some soup. You need to get in your comfy lounge-abouts including slippers. You and hubby need to curl up on the couch or bed and watch a movie leaving stress, plans, coulda-shoulda-wouldas behind for the evening. Fall asleep on time or a little earlier, and tomorrow, be recharged to deal with all the bull$@!% out there. Strap on the Fitbit tomorrow and see where the day takes you.

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SEAWILLOW 11/6/2012 7:05AM

    Awesome for exercising and tracking your food! You are making healthy choices!
Congratulations to your husband on quitting..I was so difficult to live with when I quit my children wanted me to smoke!

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MSLZZY 11/6/2012 6:13AM

    Hope you feel better tomorrow! HUGS!

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My mantras...

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Today I am grateful for this day. I came up with my new mantras to help me on my journey. The first is for exercise. "Exercise is required medication" and second for food. "If I track it, I can eat it". I made a picture with some clip art and put it on the closet doors in front of my desk in my office. I have decided that those doors will be my inspiration wall. Everything that inspires me, that I wish for and that I dream for.

Tonight I spend time with my husband and off to bed.

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SEAWILLOW 11/5/2012 9:20AM

    Inspiration that will help you reach your goal!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/4/2012 9:44PM

    I hope these mantras are powerful motivators. Keep on sparking!

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10 years of no smoking!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

November 3, 2002 was the first day of my journey to live without smoking. It was very difficult at first, but as each day passed it became just a little easier. I had adopted the attitude of AA, but instead of alcohol, I said cigarettes. One cigarette is not an option and as each day passed, it became so ingrained into my thinking that it really is only a blip on the radar if I even think about it now.

Perhaps I need to re-think my approach to my eating. I have been having a difficult time and keep doing stuff I don't want to do. Eat out, eat unhealthy. I guess I haven't given it much thought until writing this down. So what will my mantra be now? I will sleep on it and have something my morning!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/4/2012 1:25PM

    It is great that you were ever able to give up smoking--it's such a strong addiction. My sister smokes. If it were easy to quit, she would be smoke-free. If it were easy to lose weight, we'd all be svelte too. If the AA attitude works for you, you might consider a 12-step program for overeating. I read a book called Angry Fat Girls by Frances Kuffel, and she described the 12-step approach to weight management. It's pretty strict!

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SEAWILLOW 11/4/2012 3:04AM

    Congratulations on winning your battle against cigarettes! You will not lose against unhealthy foods! : )

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SUECHRIS50 11/3/2012 11:46PM

    Like a young idiot i began puffing around when i was 13 and smoked for 5 years.One day an old German Lady saw me smoking,stepped up to me and said in her best english..You are too special to die from those,pointing at the smoking gun.I threw them away and quit.My precious Grams soon discovered she had lung cancer and died within 18 months.I quit 32 yrs ago emoticon YOU GO GIRL!!!

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LHLADY517 11/3/2012 11:35PM

    WTG Congrats on this decade.

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