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Amazing what a week can do to improve your attitude

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Well, when I started last week I was not feeling very positive. However, I did manage to make myself count my calories, and I have been walking with a new friend at work during lunch. It has been great, and my attitude about everything is so much better. My husband even started walking with me last night, and tonight we went on a 6.33 mile bike ride. I am so glad he is exercising with me. It makes it easier for me to go, and we have fun as a family. My 10 year old son is being so encouraging to me. He has been watching Extreme Weight Loss with me, and he told me yesterday that "I have to encourage you because that is what the guy always says to the peoples families". I thought it was so sweet. He is super athletic, so that helps to motivate me. What a great week this is turning out to be.


Got a new scale

Monday, January 23, 2012

Well I got a new scale. Now I'm kinda glad the other one was broke. I weigh a little more then I thought (not much) but I am glad I lost some weight in the last week. I am working at it. I have been taking my lunches to work and doing pretty well. It's kinda cold this morning but I am hoping it will warm up so I can go for a bike ride this afternoon when my son gets out of school. He is such and awesome motivator for me. No matter what he is doing or how tired he is he will always go out and play, go for a bike ride, go for a walk, or play any sports I want to play with him. I am truly blessed to have such an amazing son.

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NEENSTER1 1/24/2012 7:56AM

    Amen!! Keep up the good work. What a blessing your son is a good kid...

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KITT52 1/24/2012 7:47AM

    glad you got a new scale.. you are so very lucky to have a great kid, how fun for both of you.
Have a healthy week.

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MUDDYBOOTS 1/23/2012 11:27AM


A great start to the week. I hope you do get outside for that bike ride.

I packed lunch too. Helps keep me on track.

An at home workout is planned for later.

Enjoy today!



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Scale not working

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ok it is extremely frustrating when your scale doesn't work. I didn't realize it last week when I weighed myself so I have no idea what my starting weight was or even what it is now. I weighed myself this morning and it didn't seem right gained like 10 pounds (yes freaking out). I thought there is NO way that is possible I have been doing good with my food. So I get back on and amazingly had lost like 8 pounds in 45 seconds (don't we all wish lol). So I tried it a couple more times changed the battery and it was still jumping all over the place. So off to get a new scale this weekend.

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KITT52 1/21/2012 11:36AM

    good luck....have a healthy week end

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MISSYGEEN 1/20/2012 5:47PM

    At least yours was really broke. Last year I claimed my scale was broke because the needle would not move for months.

Sorry you have to go out and spend money on another one. Hope you get a really good one this time.

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Starting again

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Well I have not done well since August. I have gained 18 pounds and feel absolutely horrible health wise and mentally. I started a new job that I absolutely love but everyone there always wants to go get food. I let myself fall into my old ways of just eating whatever I want. That has to stop now. I am going to work on it. And I will succeed because I know I can. I will need help. That's why I'm here. Well I have to go to work now but I am making a lunch to take with me so I wont go grabbing everything there.

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KITT52 1/4/2012 6:54PM

    Glad your back nd I sure understand.....brow bag will also save you money.....we are here

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TENNISFAN76 1/4/2012 1:00PM

    My thoughts exactly!! Best of luck to you a me both!! emoticon

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SHERREMAC 1/4/2012 12:17PM

    You Can do it!

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7356WILMA 1/4/2012 11:25AM

  First I love the picture of the little one and the bubbles.

Good luck with the food issues I know how hard it is when your around food and work. First everyone wants to go to those places where they serve the 1000 calorie meals. Or they have the weekly treat deals. (Oh gosh food to die for)

I have been very fortunate, that as I entered my journey that people at work started changing a little too. The weekly food deals now usually have several healthy options and the forays to fast food restaurants I try to make healthier choices, not always but most of the time. Rather than fight the choices I usually take my lunch and go for a short walk.

Good luck!!


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Took a day off of bike riding yesterday

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Well I wasn't sure what I would do for my exercise yesterday. My husband had to leave at 5a.m. for a morning meeting in Denver so I couldn't get in my ride before he went to work. And the girls had appointments all day so didn't get it in during the day. So after I thought about it I decided to take the day off. I did do a lot of cleaning and laundry. Hauling all that laundry up and down the stairs is a workout all in itself. So it was a pretty good day all in all. My son came home from his week long visit to grandma and grandpas so that was nice. Was missing the little guy a lot. He is definitely a motivation to me. He also brought home another bike. So he now has 2. I got up this morning and did my ride. It was a nice ride. I found another new trail out here so that was nice.

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME 7/24/2011 12:17AM

    Sounds like you had a good couple of days. Sometimes when our routine gets messed up we get frustrated, and miss the little blessings that come from it. You didn't do that and that's great!

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