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Went back to stage 1

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yesterday I moved on to stage 4 of the diet. I don't feel like I am there yet so I decided to go back to stage one. It has been one long summer and I still have NO motivation!

Here we go to another new beginning!

  
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JSALERNO 9/15/2011 1:07PM

    KEEP AT IT. IT'S PROBABLY GOOD THAT YOU WENT BACK TO STAGE ONE. IT WILL REINVIGORATE YOU. HOW IS YOUR HUSBAND? THAT HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON YOU.

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LVMAMAW 9/15/2011 12:47PM

    I did that too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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__IZZA__ 9/15/2011 10:45AM

    Better to start over than to not do anything! Hopefully it will start to get easier soon now you're husband is getting better. emoticon

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TRACYG0625 9/15/2011 9:32AM

    Don't give up. I went through a "No Motivation" session myself just a month or two ago and I agree with Nakioma, you just need to find that one thing that you know you can do and do it and motivation and momentum will build from there. I tried taking on too many changes at once and became overwhelmed and frustrated. Then, instead of giving up, I went back to the 'basics' and just did my exercise. I still watched what I ate, but didn't track it. After I knew the exercise would be missed if I didn't do it, then I started working on the food element (tracking again). I found some new recipes and tried them and that seemed to help.

Just take it one thing at a time and build and even though for me the scale didn't do anything, I lost 8.5 inches and now have lost a couple more. Now the scale is starting to head in the right direction. Make sure you are not relying 100% on the scale for your motivation. Things are happening that the scale may not reflect.

Hang in there! You will figure it out. Good Luck!

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NAKIOMA 9/15/2011 7:08AM

    Motivation will come - I have seen people loose so much weight on this site - they just start with one little step. Think about that and choose something you think you can do. For me right now it's giving up pepsi - something I never though I could do ----------- you will find you challenge.........................G
ood Luck

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Day of rest

Monday, September 12, 2011

So according to my 5 week training plan today is a day of rest. I am going to use it. At least from exercising. I got a lot of walking done just yesterday, walking from the parking area to stadium, walking around the stadium, walking back to the car. Yesterday was very nice. The memorial service was very touching, the kids both got the entire face painted like a red, white and blue tiger (too cute, it was the youngest first time getting his face painted), the Tigers won! The weather turned out perfect! It has been raining everyday for over a week. It rained when we first got their but the sun came out and the temp was great...75 degrees! Not humid either!

I am so tired, have class this morning then more homework this afternoon, that is all...then off to bed early!!!!

Oh...another 9/11 memory I didn't share yesterday! My grandmother (my moms mom) died 9/11/1992. That same day just a few hours later, my grandfather (also my moms dad) died too but in Indiana. They have been divorced several years prior to that, I never met him. Very ieery coincidence!

  
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JSALERNO 9/12/2011 9:09AM

    VERY EERIE! GOOD LUCK ON THE HOMEWORK. I SPENT ALL WEEKEND DOING THAT.

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Remembering 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I just turned 18 and was working full time and in my first year at community college. I had just got to work and shortly thereafter another employee came into the office and asked if we heard. One of the owners kept a small TV covered up in the office so when he was in on the weekends her could watch sports. She uncovered and turned on the news. As soon as she did the second plane flew into the WTC. At that moment I felt this powerful string of emotion come over me. I was young and really wasn't sure what it all meant yet but it was emotional. I had never felt like that before!

Today on the 10th anniversary, my family and I will be going to the Detroit Tigers baseball game. They will be holding a memorial event there as well. At EMU (my school now) they too are holding a memorial. They are putting a steal beam from Ground Zero on display on campus. I won't be attending that today but I will stop there to see it. I can just imagine how it will feel to be in the presence of such an emotional object!!

Keeping everyone affected by 9/11 in our hearts and prayers!

  
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KAYWEB555 9/12/2011 2:05PM

    Thank you for sharing what a wonder idea to tell where and what tool place in our lifes that day !
I life in Glens Falls,NY right along the Hudson River. That morning my Mom and I had to have blood work done at the hospital. As it sits on the banks of the Hudson River just before the Copper's Cave Bridge, we looked up and there very low following the River was this United Plane flying very low.
The GentleMan next to me said "We will be reading about this in the morning paper tomorrow". Mom and I came home and she as always turned on the Morning Friend's & Fox News and it wasn't 20 mins that they reported the cash or an air plane into the WTC ! Later that day on a report they noted that the plane turned at around Glens Falls,NY and followed the Hudson River to the WTC ! Scary, then they stopped the plane flights and it was two weeks later we had blood work again and we saw a plane following the Hudson, only this one was taking pictures of the area.
May we all remember those who over the years have given of themselves so that we can enjoy our freedoms! Never Forget !

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LVMAMAW 9/11/2011 12:45PM

    I lived in Phx, saw the second plane hit- just shell shocked. Still went to work (Dental office) and patients kept appts but we all just went thru the motions and were in shock for the day. It was a strange day - I don't think I will ever forget.

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JAZZEJR 9/11/2011 9:36AM

    I was at the eye doctor's office when everyone starting looking at the TV monitors after the first plane hit. We didn't know what to make of it. It was so unbelievably tragic.

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JSALERNO 9/11/2011 8:58AM

    I WAS AT WORK WHEN MY BOSS CALLED. WE DID NOT HAVE A TV AND HAD TO LEARN THE DETAILS FROM THE RADIO. WE HAD NO CUSTOMERS OBVIOUSLY SO WE COULDN'T EVEN FIND OUT ANYTHING FROM OTHERS.

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FTHOODBABY 9/11/2011 8:19AM

    I was at work and a lady came into my office and told me what happened. I didn't believe her! The tv's were turned on in the conference room and we were in and out all day watching the news.

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/11/2011 8:13AM

  I was in my classroom when the P.E. teacher came in and told us. We were all in shock, of course. We tuned in the tv and sat riveted the rest of the morning as the events unfolded. It will always bring tears to my eyes as I recall trying to find the words to explain to 7th graders the 'why' of it all...

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KERRYRHOTEN 9/11/2011 8:10AM

  it is my son's birthday

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joined the 5k walk/run today

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I am training for the 5k for oct 30-nov 5. I printed out the 5 week training this morning and will either start training this afternoon or tomorrow morning. Hoping this will give me a little more motivation! Only time will tell!

  
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 9/7/2011 9:43AM

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JSALERNO 9/7/2011 8:16AM

    THIS IS PROBABLY THE EXTRA SPARK YOU NEED.

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JAZZEJR 9/7/2011 8:03AM

    emoticonFantastic! I'm telling you this REALLY will get you going. You know another good one to do along with it is the Spring into Shape Bootcamp challenge; The 5k mentions doing the videos, but the bootcamp puts them right there for you to do Mon-Sun. It's not really any more work, just helps to keep you accountable. I feel they're making a difference for me. Have fun! emoticon emoticon

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What a week

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

So Sunday thru Wednesday last week we spent in the hospital so hubby could get off the awful patch without having seizures. So it was successful he is doing well, not as grouchy!!! On Friday, I got my first pair of contacts. I like them alot. So much easier and lighter than glasses! I almost look like myself again! Just need to get the weight off now. My hubby and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversay on Sunday. It was nice, quiet day. Went to dinner in Lansing, MI. My daughter started first grade today! I can't believe it, my little girl is growing up.

Because I didn't get anything exercise of any kind (besides walking around outlet malls this weekend) I am going to start week 2 of my challenge this week. Today was hectic getting up early and getting Evie ready for her first day so tomorrow when I get up early I will exercise first thing, shower, eat and then start the day!

Hope everyone had a good, long, relaxing weekend!!! Take Care!

  
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JSALERNO 9/6/2011 12:29PM

    GLAD YOU HAD A NICE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. WORK AT IT YOU'LL GET THERE.

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JAZZEJR 9/6/2011 9:50AM

    Glad you had a nice time with your family. (Hey walking in the mall is exercise in my book.) I did not get to spend it with family (they live so far away), but I had a great time with my friends--ate ribs & potato salad and still managed to stay within my calorie guidelines and get some exercise in. Time to get back to work at it seriously for us both. emoticon

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