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Recitals

Monday, May 19, 2014

Recitals aren't good for much if you are sitting in the audience for 5 hours and all you can think about it getting out lol...I wanted to see my niece but then after her routines I didn't know anyone but I will admit it was better than last year. I will say I was enlightened...there were a couple of heavier girls in the bunch and one especially stood out, not because of her weight but because of her enthusiasm. I found out in the end that she has been dancing for 10 years...she didn't seem to be bothered by the outfits, one of which just didn't look good on her at all but she seemed to have the attitude of who cares what I look like I just want to dance...she knew the steps had a little difficulty with the steps once in awhile but she just kept going...other girls would just stop or be on the wrong foot, she would just try to get it right. She made me look at my journey in a refreshed light...I can't exactly say a new light because I have been here before it just took a reminder. I used to be that girl...the heaviest one in the group. I used to take tap, ballet and gymnastics...once I decided I couldn't do cartwheels I stopped the gymnastics...but the ballet and tap I did for a few years but I let the costumes and my weight influence my decision to quit...I loved it but not the recitals so I decided to quit. I don't regret that decision because when I stopped dance I started swimming and softball...I LOVED softball and I was good at it! If I applied myself I could have been really good at it but I just played for fun and that is all I cared about having fun.
Yesterday I realized I have come along way in my weight loss journey...there are still days when I still feel like the little girl trying to do those darn cartwheels emoticon and there are days when I can hit anything out of the park! emoticon No one ever said this journey would be easy but it is soooo worth it everyday!!!!!!!!!!

TTYL!
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JENNYD97 5/20/2014 7:30PM

    Thanks...I don't think I was comfortable sitting in the seat...I have long legs and there was like no room...have no idea how my 6ft2 brother did it, but then again he was on the end :)

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SHAMROCKY2K 5/19/2014 11:26PM

    Great blog! I really only went to my own kids recitals and didn't get antsy but that was ages ago. Good realization about your experiences. Keep going!
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Progress!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

So maybe this past weeks weigh in wasn't a good one (not worried) but I have made progress mentally and physically.
Yesterday my husband and I went to one of the race car tracks in our state, wouldn't call it "local" since we still drove almost 2 hours :). Well I was not prepared with healthy snacks because I hadn't gotten to the store yet. When my hubby stopped at the convenience store before we hit the road I asked him to get me a v8 juice, so I knew I would have some kind of veggies for the day, no not the ideal ones but better than nothing! Although I went over my calories for the day by a few hundred, in the past I could have easily gone over by a few thousand! I drank water all day with the exception of a few sips of sprite to wash down lunch and a root beer soda with dinner...I haven't had root beer in awhile so I enjoyed it but i could have gone back for a refill and didn't. I split fries with the hubby at lunch and the only option (I found out later there were more options if I had just kept walking) was to have a quarter pounder I did have cheese with mine because I can't eat a burger without it...I didn't finish it...i think there were about 3 or 4 bites left which my husband of course finished in like 1. For dinner simply because it was late and we didn't want to wait to eat we went to burger king and I had a small fry and a grilled chicken sandwhich...I think I was tired from the long day because I didn't even think to not eat the bun...I thought about getting a salad but none of them sounded like something I would like so i went with the next best thing.
And to top it all off I took over 19000 yes that is right 19 thousand steps and sat down for maybe an hour all day with the exception of the ride, for someone who sits all day at work I was pleasantly surprised I lasted. Today I thought I would have been hurting but I am not too bad a little achy and my knee is starting to bother me but I am still hitting the gym. Probably won't do much strength today but I will try to do my usual Sunday routine.

TTYL!
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cold cold go away come again another few months away

Friday, April 04, 2014

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired of it being cold! emoticon We ran out of firewood weeks ago! The radiators just don't warm up the house like the wood stove does. I am grateful it has been above freezing and been able to walk outside on break. Walked after work one day too. emoticon Sunday looks very promising though.

Supposed to have been racing this weekend with the hubby but the truck isn't ready...we are going anyway to support some other guys and to watch some good racing, I am sure the Whelen Modified Tour will not disappoint emoticon Hopefully the truck will be ready for next week.

I hope the weather stays in this warming pattern.

GNite!
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JENNYD97 5/19/2014 11:21PM

    I can honestly say Spring has Sprung!!!!! Even though I am sitting her at my computer in a sweatshirt because I am cold lol...but it was 70 degrees today and it is supposed to be the same tomorrow yipee emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 4/6/2014 11:20AM

    you and me both!

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NELLJONES 4/5/2014 7:44AM

    Spring will come. It always does.

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This Stinks!!!!!!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

On Wednesday I sprained my back, or at least that is what the doctor says. I stretched and twisted to pick something up and the next thing I felt was a twinge in my back...did I stop? NO! I kept on going with my morning routine which included loading the wood stove and I was done! Here I am 5 days later and I still can't do anything. I haven't been allowed to workout since then...not that I could of but I don't like being told I can't do something and if I wasn't already hurt I probably wouldn't have listened. emoticon So this week if I planned on losing weight I totally needed to be on my food game, and I wasn't. Partially because I didn't have the right food in my house, because of the injury I didn't go get any fruit or healthy snacks. I finally felt up to walking the grocery store Friday but I got a few bad things too, not to mention the Girl Scout cookies that have been hanging around...I did only have half a box of Samoas...I stopped myself because believe me I could have inhaled the entire box! It feels like I have a bruise on my hip today and I have been doing laundry because it needs to be done but I haven't used a basket to transport the clothing so I wouldn't walk crocked and I have been feeling pretty good until I stretched! YIKES! Between my shoulders was feeling tight so I just picked up my arms and stretched like I do whenever I get tight in there...BIG mistake! HUGE! Now I am in pain again! Not debilitating but very very uncomfortable! emoticon I was hoping to be able to go to a spin class tomorrow but I am seriously beginning to doubt it. Kinda ironic since at our Weight Watchers meeting they were talking about staying active...and I have to do the opposite! Weigh in is Tuesday I will keep you posted, I just hope I don't have a big gain!

TTYL!
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LIVELAUFLUV 3/10/2014 7:22AM

    Listen to your body (I know it's easier said than done!). Take the time to let your back heal, then you can ease yourself back into your routines. I know it is difficult to be still, not to exercise, especially when we have incorporated so much movement into our daily lives!

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ELSCO55 3/9/2014 10:52PM

    get well soon.

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KRYS210 3/9/2014 8:00PM

    emoticon - back injuries are not something to take lightly!

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JENNYD97 3/9/2014 6:05PM

    I know I need to heal, its the stupid things like stretching that keep throwing me off...the stuff that you don't think of a being strenuous, or you just don't think about it because you do it all the time and don't realize it does put a strain on your back. I haven't had to try and tie shoes today...I am still in my pj's at 6pm :) I am going to make dinner, take a shower and put on a new set of pj's :)

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NANASUEDEE 3/9/2014 5:59PM

    I can identify with what you're going through. I've been there - just one wrong move or twist and you're incapacitated / done!!! It's no fun at all. Everyday tasks seem impossible to complete like laundry, grocery shopping & even tying sneakers. Please let your body heal before going to spin class!!! I find that certain things aggravate my back muscles & bike riding is one of them. Let your back heal before doing anything too strenuous.



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BABY_GIRL69 3/9/2014 5:48PM

    Well you have to take care of yourself but you will count your calories...stick with it.

God bless,

Dee


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I'm just not that into you

Sunday, March 02, 2014

that was my feelings toward the gym today...in my house that is a funny comment since I tell my hubby that I am going to see my other man when I go to the gym emoticon I wasn't able to push myself like I usually do but I figure that going and not being into it is still better than not going at all. I was bad yesterday (darn Girl Scout cookies) and Thursday so I really needed to behave today and going to the gym was part of that. I went to spin class yesterday but it basically just balanced out the bad stuff I ate yesterday instead of doing me any good. Today I am doing much better not snacking on crap, but with weigh in on Tuesday I am probably pushing my luck! Gotta go check on supper started it late (in the crock pot)so I hope it is done, don't want to eat too late!

TTYL!
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GARDENCHRIS 3/3/2014 8:39AM

    one day at a time....... keep on pushing! emoticon

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