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Saturday, October 13, 2012

I was going to go a month and get away from caffeine. My husband told me if I do that it will actually slow my metabolism down even more. So I decided I will allow myself 1 cup of Diet Mountain Dew a day. My only question is even though it's diet what would you put for calorie intake because there is no way there is a 0 calorie Orange Juice and Orange Juice is the second ingredient in Diet Mountain Dew? Third Ingredient in regular Mountain Dew. Is there any ideas?

I know it's 2:04 am where I live right now but the little one was sick and now I'm doing the laundry while the hubby and little guy sleep downstairs on the blow up mattress because I had to clean our mattress up stairs. Well I hope everyone has a good night I know I will when I get to go to bed in about an hr. lol.

JRL (Jalene)

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WHITTLETHEWAIST 10/13/2012 11:55AM

    i think limiting yourself to one caffeinated beverage a day is a really good idea.... especially if you are so used to drinking it.... i try and steer clear of caffeine for the most part.... maybe once a week....but my mom never let me drink it when i was living with my parents, so that's part of why i don't..... you are doing awesome! keep up the great work! baby steps!

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SUSANBEAMON 10/13/2012 2:55AM

  caffeine is available in tea, green tea or black tea, which has a better taste than any Mountain Dew drink in my opinion. some people like coffee for caffeine, but i like tea. Mountain Dew is soda pop, so stick it there.

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Day 19

Friday, October 12, 2012

I had to come up with a really big decision today. Unfortunately there is something more important than my calorie counting and exercise. So I will be taking a month or so off this way of eating. In December 2011. I quit smoking. Now I have to suffer the next month or so to get my body away from caffeine. I was so sick this morning. I had horrible pressure in my temples, I had to wear black sunglasses just to function in my already dark house (Husband and I both have a sensitivity to the sun. If I go out side longer than 30 min and I am directly in the sun, I feel someone pored acid on my skin.) just because I had a cup of tea yesterday and I didn't drink a can of Mountain dew. So I was figuring it is a better idea if I cut my caffeine now so I don't have to worry about it when I loose my weight. I've been drinking coffee since I was 5 yrs old which is much longer than when I started smoking. So I know it won't be easy. However I decided it is best for me and my son. One can of soda is 170 calories and a cup of tea is about the same because I use honey instead of any other sweetener.

I kind of do feel a little disappointed in myself but I know if I don't get away from the caffeine now I won't loose the weight I need to. I know to some people I'm making the wrong decision for stopping my calorie count, but I do have other medical conditions that the caffeine withdrawal will effect and I need to keep them under control for my family's sake. I know this morning I had a problem with my migraines. The longer I go through the caffeine withdrawal it will effect my bipolar, anxiety, Fibromyalgia, and just my normal every day functions. I want to still be the best mom I possibly can be even when going through caffeine withdrawal so I feel it is a safer and smarter approach to not add any other stress to my plate. Once I am Caffeine free and functioning. I will be back and better than ever.

I wish you all the best of luck and hope you are not disappointed in me for making this decision.

Thank you, emoticon

I shall return emoticon
JRL (Jalene)

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WHITTLETHEWAIST 10/13/2012 11:53AM

    definitely not disappointed in you... i think cutting out the caffeine is a great idea...but definitely slowly work into that... my boyfriend used to have 3 or so energy drinks a day, four or so cans of soda....and now he probably only drinks one drink of caffeine a day.... but it took him awhile to get there.... good luck!

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Day 18

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today was a good day. I did the DVD Walk away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone. This was the first time I did the 2 mile walk since I was pregnant (5 yrs ago). I got more of a workout on the DVD than if I walked out side. It takes me 45 min to walk a 2 mile outside and with the DVD it takes 30 min and you use weights to work on your upper body as well. emoticon Can't wait for 8pm so the little one goes to bed so I can take a shower. emoticon

I did really good on my calories and water intake as well. I might have to change my plans for dinner because I'm already full and haven't ate dinner yet. emoticon I'm not quite up to drinking 8 glasses of water but I drank more today than I have the last couple of days.

So I'm getting there emoticon

I hope everyone had a nice day emoticon
JRL (Jalene)

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WHITTLETHEWAIST 10/13/2012 11:50AM

    You go girl! Congrats on doing the dvd! It sounds like a good workout!

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Day 17

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kept with my calorie intake today too. Didn't get a chance to exercise planning on doing it more tomorrow instead. Little guy wasn't feeling good today. Got all my laundry folded and put away today. emoticon The school still hasn't figured out what they are going to do to improve my son's experience at school. I'm sending him tomorrow and see how he is. Depending on his behavior and experience there will depend on what I feel is best for him. Don't have to go any where tomorrow so planning on getting the rest of my house cleaned emoticon (Maybe)

Hope everyone had a good day
JRL (Jalene)

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LTMURPHY7 10/10/2012 10:04PM


Sometimes little ones have a way of changing our plans. They need us

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Day 16

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Doing good on the calorie intake and the exercise. My biggest problem write now is my little one. I know head start is suppose to be a good step for him but I don't want him to go. I might just be a mother hen, but Everyday is a temper tantrum there. The teachers are not helping him. I keep trying to tell them that with his diagnosis they have to speak to him differently. That if he's not listening use the Chinese word for listen (Ting) [don't think I spelled it right] instead they tell him. No I'm not talking to you or listening to you until you start acting right. Hello he's autistic you speaking to him that way is going to make his temper tantrum worse. My son use to love going to school. [He started at age 2] now I couldn't even get him out of bed today. He is usually up when the sun comes up. It brakes my heart that my son is having such a hard time in school and I can't do anything to help him. I called the main office at head start and there going to look into it but what do I do in the mean time? I'm wondering if I should get even more out of my comfort zone and home school until Kindergarten. I will have to make friends in the area who's kids act appropriate and make a play date with their kids. In all reality head start really only is a free day care, Right? I mean yes he will learn some numbers and his alphabet, and do arts and crafts and I will have it made. Some times I wonder what is a better idea. I quit my job in Dec. (cashier at Walmart) because I didn't have a baby sitter. My mother in-law got really sick then in Jan of 2012 she passed away. So now my husband and I have ourselves and really that all we can rely on. My parents are great but they live 4 hrs away. (I grew up in Lake George NY area) I wonder if I should just add teacher to my list of who I am since I quit my job. I'm sorry I'm ranting. I just have a lot on my mind and no one at home to share it with. It's hard to be a worrier and also a mom to a child with special needs. I wish I knew what was better. I don't even know if I should send him to school tomorrow because I don't know how they are going to treat him now that I called their head boss and told them I wanted Neji out of there.

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    Do what's best for you and your family. Sounds like a stressful time...hang in there

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