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March 1

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Talk about March coming in like a lamb. It is sunny and 70 degrees in mid Missouri. Makes me have a good ole fashioned dose of spring fever. Puts my mind to fresh veggies from the garden and fresh fruit from the farmers market. I love Spring and Summer!!!!!
Spring and Summer are normally the easiest months for me health wise because I just eat right out of the garden most days. I'm outside a whole lot more and the kids are playing baseball/softball so I can exercise while they are playing or practicing and still watch the games instead of sitting on those horrible bleachers for basketball season.
Bring on spring!!! I am so ready.

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JENHARDI13 3/1/2012 4:36PM

    Ours has been incredibly easy this year. I can't believe that we didn't even get an inch of snow until the middle of feb. Last year we were digging out of 2 ft at that time.

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RONNIEHUEY 3/1/2012 4:05PM

    I had an easy winter until last Tuesday. We had to dig out of snow in order to take son off the mountain for college.I usually have a 4-wheel drive jeep for the snow.It has been a yard decoration since last March. I have my Army daughters pick-up and of course it is 2 wheel drive.I hope my snow melts soon.

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Leap Day

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Okay so my goals are working, I'm dropping the pounds and getting in shape, but I'll tell you what. Right now I feel like crud.

How do I motivate myself to hit the gym or go out walking when my stomach is doing flip flops? Positive point, I don't have to worry about eating to much since food is about the LAST thing that I want.

My brain is saying just get up and do it, my stomach is saying are you insane, just stay in bed because I will make you nauseated if you so much as step a foot out of bed.

So right now, I have made it to the living room. Drank lots of water to keep hydrated and thinking about going to school tonight which is pushing myself as much as I feel like I can right now.

Maybe after class I can just push myself a little further and hit the gym for a bit.

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JENHARDI13 3/1/2012 4:02PM

    LOL, didn't make it to the gym but today, I am feeling a 1000 times better. HURRAY!!!!! emoticon

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CEKNIGHT 3/1/2012 4:22AM

    If you are nauseated, you don't worry about it. You take care of yourself. i hope you get to feeling better soon.

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Blink of an Eye

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today has been really weird. I was feeling unmotivated and lacking energy. My phone beeped because of a text message.

"Did you hear about Rob? OMG, his poor kids"

I say to myself, what in the world. Rob runs, he takes care of himself, eats right and looks pretty darn good. It must have been an accident.

Texting back. "No, I haven't heard what happened?"
Return text: "He passed away last night. Massive heart attack"

My first thoughts are I have to tell the kids, though they probably already know between facebook and texting nothing stays quiet for long.

Rob's son is friends with my oldest boy. They graduated high school together. Played football, basketball and baseball together. In a school where there are only 25 kids in the class they are all close. Jack is 19.

Rob's daughters are friends with all of my girls. They are on the same cheer team, play softball. They are graduating this year, so looking forward to starting this new chapter in their lives. Madelyn and Morgan are 17.

Rob's ex wife coaches the cheer squad. They had moved past the hurt and anger that a divorce causes and were well on their way to being friends again. She had just remarried and Rob walked her down the aisle.

Rob is my friend. We flirt, argue, talk about the kids. We have shared a bleacher more times than I can count. He made me laugh at life, the trouble our kids got in and my pathetic dating life.

Rob's death reminds me that we are only here for a short time. Rob was 41. I had already made the decision to get healthy and fit. I want to watch my kids graduate high school, college and excel in their life. I want to hold my grandkids and spoil them rotten. If by god's will, I can't do these things, I want there to be no regrets in my life. Fewer I should haves and more I haves. That is what I choose to do to remember Rob's life.

Rob had it "all". Money, a large family, loving girlfriend (they hadn't gotten married because there was lots of time and he wanted to focus on the kids.), friends and in the blink of an eye he was taken away.

Many prayers of peace and comfort to Dena, Jackson, Madelyn and Morgan. I love you guys.

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DREAMINGTHIN09 2/21/2012 6:54PM

    Oh my gosh, that's such a grounding thing. It's always a painful jolt back to reality when we lose a friend or family member. A heart attack, too... Usually preventable. I've had similar experiences with my family and my boyfriend's family and this is exactly what started us on this journey. Decide not to be a statistic!

You and your friends are in my thoughts.

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Day 4

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Felt alot better today. Remembered to take my vitamins in both the morning and tonight. Had a pretty good day, still having problems getting the calorie count up to where it should be. I will continue to work on that.

One big win today. I had to bake 4 dozen (more like 6 dozen after the kids attacked) cookies for church tomorrow. I made all of them and ate only one peanut butter blossom cookie. It was delicious, I will admit. But one was enough and I didn't even feel tempted to eat any more.


Day 3 - Hump Day

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 3 for me is always a hard one. I start feeling the effects of not drinking as much soda and just feel a tad spacey all day.
Today was not any different. I felt like I was in another world most of the day. Had a mild nagging headache from the change in caffeine habits and it didn't help that the kids were out of school today.
I went out to lunch with Rhonda so I had my first restaurant challenge and passed with flying colors. That definitely put me in a great mood. Chicken Fajitas sans the tortillas, beans and rice, just the good stuff, lol. I split it before I started eating into a to go box and ate what was left. It hit the spot.
I was well within my calorie range today which was good. I actually had to make myself eat something else because I was to low. In my opinion to low is almost as bad as to high. Your body needs fuel even if I have enough extra for it to last without eating. Today was one of my rest days for exercise so nothing on that front. I have high hopes for weigh in day on Sunday. It is going to be epic, lol.

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JENHARDI13 2/18/2012 12:18PM

    It is amazing how many people don't think anything about falling short on their calorie goals. While once in a while is okay don't make a habit of it. It does all kinds of weird things to your metabolism and health.

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CHRISSIE_EMM 2/18/2012 10:48AM

Thank you for the part about being too low on calories being just as bad as too high. I adjusted my caloric intake because I am nursing, but now I am falling short. maybe that's why my little guy is so hungry!
Good luck today.

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