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Day 41-42 I think my scale is broken

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ok this is not good, not good at all. I know I haven't been working out and eating as good as I was but I don't think this 6lb gain is right. I think my scale it broke this is just ridiculous. I need to do something. I think I may start hitting EMU's gym 3 days a week before class. It is free for students. At least it was a long time ago. THink I may check it out. I have to get back my motivation this is ridiculous! I was doing so good for such a long time even know I hit plateaus and it was a roller coaster but the last couple months have been a steady decline to my old ways. So maybe the scale is right. I just can't see a entire 6lb gain. Thats a little excessive. Well lets hope I can find some of my motivation now!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/11/2012 12:36AM

    I aree with everyone. It is probably water...watch the sodium and drink plenty of water to flush out your system

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WILSONWR 10/10/2012 1:54PM

    Sounds like one of my "good" vacations. Oh, well, just try to get back to the exercise and healthy eating and it will come off. Good luck!!

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JSALERNO 10/10/2012 12:19PM

    emoticon WE HAVE TO WORK OUT AND EAT RIGHT TO MAINTAIN.

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RANGERAMPS 10/10/2012 9:15AM

    More than likely, it's just water weight. Did you gain this in just one week? Is it near TOM? Hang in there. Do ONE simple thing like add just one fruit or vegetable to your diet or workout/do some acitvity (such as just walking) for 10 minutes a day. You'll get there. emoticon

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JUSTME29 10/10/2012 8:51AM

    If you have a digital scale, check the batteries. When they get low you can get some weird results. Otherwise the other posters are probably right about sodium bloat. Drink a bunch of water and watch your sodium the next couple days and see if that makes a difference.

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2BEABETTERME 10/10/2012 8:24AM

    If the six pounds showed up in 1 week, that is not accurate. I highly doubt you consumed an excess of 21,000 calories last week. It is mostly likely water or normal weight fluctuation, not a permanent gain.

We all have our ups and downs (I've been riding the roller coaster of inconsistency since August). It is hard to be committed to getting healthy and be a mom and a student and a wife.... But, we need to keep trying. Keep pushing! We will find our consistency! It will get easier!
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/10/2012 7:53AM

    Good luck! It's a difficult journey. And sometimes scales do break; perhaps you can verify this at your gym. Best wishes!

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YIWEN39 10/10/2012 7:45AM

    Sound advice you've been given already... water retention? too much salt? pounds that piled back over a long period of time?
You know you can do this, hang in there and just build your good habits back up, little by little. Hope that gym is still free for students and if not, walk around, jump rope, play with your kids... Don't give up!
Best wishes!

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NWILKER 10/10/2012 7:41AM

    Hugs and bear hugs!
Don't take this as defeat, do your best from right now on!
You can do this, you know you can!

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IMIN2GENES 10/10/2012 7:36AM

    Take a look at your salt intake... 6 lbs is pretty excessive and probably not fat or muscle. The most likely reason is water. I could be wrong; but it's worth looking in to.

Don't let it get you down. Stress and a hectic schedule can do strange things to your body. Keep your chin up and don't give up. One step at a time. Don't let your scale rule you.
Chris
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FLYINGTOFREEDOM 10/10/2012 7:29AM

    depends on how long it took for that 6lb gain. it could just be water weight that your body is holding onto. get back to it. you can do this. I'm with you.

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Days 37-40 My Mind is a spinning

Monday, October 08, 2012

Wow last week was crazy and this week will be much of the same. Doing tons of homework, trying to fit in exercise and housework in. I can't wait for this semester to be over with. I am definitely going to slow down next semester.

I did get a lot of walking in over the weekend, so I got lots a FM in. I know I won't be able to do it during the week, but I will do my best!

Evie just got invited to her next sleepover. WHich is great but I have never met the parents. I do know a couple of the girls that are going but all the rest were in different classes last year so I never got to meet any of them. The party is before her class halloween party so I won't be able to meet the mom there. I am thinking of seeing if she wants to meet one day after school and maybe take the kids to Mcdonalds or something.

Well I hope everyone has a great week!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/9/2012 11:53PM

    Great mom!!!!

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ADRIENALINE 10/8/2012 1:29PM

    You are a great mom. Just right, no helicopter in sight

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JAZZEJR 10/8/2012 11:04AM

    You're such a good, concientious mom--that's fantastic. If she can't meet, you can at least have a long phone conversation and let her know your expectations. :)

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JSALERNO 10/8/2012 9:17AM

    HAVE A GREAT WEEK! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS SEMESTER TO BE OVER WITH EITHER.

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MAGGIE101857 10/8/2012 8:10AM

    Good idea! too many parents would just let their child go....you get the Good Mom award today!!!! emoticon

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Day 34, 35, 36 blah blah blah

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Haven't been online much. Dealing with headaches, homework and sleep deprivation. Going to the doctor on the 19th to discuss sleep, headaches and how I feel shakey and nausaus way too often. Think I should be tested for hypoglycemia. Taking Evie to school then me and Bubbie hitting the store, need to get them a few sweaters and sweatoufits. Today is going to be 77 then drop to the 50s how fun! lol Only in Michigan :).

SHort day at school then must get the kitchen cleaned and get my homework done. Going to my FIL this weekend for his bday and I need to grab my halloween decor. Only bad part of having a small house, all my storage is an hour away. I was so excited to see I got a 91 on my spanish test that I freaked out about!

Down a lb this week so that was a nice turn around :) Hope that it continues! Still not going at my full potential but this semester is really kicking my butt. Def going to slow down next semester. Can't continue like this, just too much on me.

Hope everyone has a great day!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/6/2012 12:06AM

    I hope you feel better soon. Get some rest!!!

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LVMAMAW 10/4/2012 2:21PM

    Hope you feel better soon. You are one busy Mama!! emoticon

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_RAEVEN_ 10/4/2012 12:52PM

    Feel better soon. emoticon

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JSALERNO 10/4/2012 9:16AM

    HOPEFULLY YOUR DOC WILL GET YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK SO YOU CAN KEEP ON THE SPARK ROAD.

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JUSTME29 10/4/2012 8:33AM

    Good job on a pound down! Our weather is that way too - yesterday was almost 90 and today is supposed to only in the 50s and we have a freeze watch overnight.

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IRISH421 10/4/2012 7:13AM

    Hope you get to feeling better. It does sound like you are almost to busy. You need some time to yourself.

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Days 31-33/I MADE IT!!!

Monday, October 01, 2012

I made it thru the 1st spanish quiz and it was not that bad. Now that I know what to expect I think I will be just fine!

It was a hectic weekend around here. My FIL came by Saturday and started putting new instulation in the attic. I had to take Bella to the vet Saturday for her checkup, which that went perfect. Doc said she was perfect :)...Then me and Jason when Christmas shopping since the kids were at Grammy and Papaws. They are almost done. We decided no toys (well they got one each) and the rest was electronics (Nintendo 3ds, kidsafe digital cameras...) Just need to get Evie her couple outfits for her American Girl doll, and then some clothes for the both of them and we are all set! For the kids :)

Sunday was my homework day, wrote a spanish poem, did a spanish lab and wrote a paper of 6 article summaries from the WSJ. Everything due this morning got done, so of course more to do tonight. Neverending cycle. One of these days I will get my house cleaned. I really wish I had a little more help. Sometimes my darling DH really lacks in that department. So I will get to it when I get to it. Its growing but not going anywhere...

Today is my long day at school, yay emoticon Same routine different day

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/1/2012 10:27PM

    You can do it!!!!

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WARRIORGIRL121 10/1/2012 5:39PM

    Hang in there! Somehow you'll get things done! You'll be done with school before you know it!

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LVMAMAW 10/1/2012 11:45AM

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JSALERNO 10/1/2012 11:05AM

    I KNOW MONDAY IS MY LONG DAY BECAUSE I GO TO WORK ALL DAY THEN TO SCHOOL. I HAVE A COUPLE HOUR BREAK IN BETWEEN AND SINCE I LIVE A HALF HOUR AWAY IN GOOD TRAFFIC ITS NOT LIKE I CAN GO HOME.

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STHAX10 10/1/2012 10:54AM

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JUSTME29 10/1/2012 8:56AM

    But each day is one day closer to graduation.

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Day 30...Just can't wait...

Friday, September 28, 2012

OMG, I am so tired! Last 2 nights in a row I either lay and bed and think about Spanish or when I do sleep, I dream about Spanish. So either I studied way too much last couple days or I am having anxiety over a dumb quiz! Can't wait to get this over with. Tonight I am relaxing and homework will be included into my weekend for stuff due Monday.

Starting to think that next semester it is time to go down to 2 classes. Now that the classes are harder the homework in becoming too much for 3 classes. I am not getting anything done at home and I am exhausted. So now instead of 3 years to graduation it will be like 4 or 5. Which is fine, I rather get good grades than graduate quicker!

I really hope I can fit me in a nap after my class today and before picking up Evie from school. I definitely need it! Just not able to get enough energy to do my housework or workout...I am trying lil by lil right?

  
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/28/2012 10:21PM

    Little at a time. :) And you're right, better grades are more important than graduating faster.

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/28/2012 4:49PM

    I hear ya'! It's tough sticking with the program sometimes. Hope you have a good weekend, get all your stuff done, and still get some good rest! Lil by lil, you'll make it! emoticon Karen

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HHOLT6 9/28/2012 3:41PM

    Making lifestyle changes is hard! I hope you get your nap emoticon You are a busy lady! Make sure you are getting some time to just be!

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BESCATS 9/28/2012 2:47PM

    If you don't take care of yourself, you may not be well enough to continue. Do I sound like your Mom? I'm old enough :) As for your housework, it will still be there, you & your health are more important.
By the way, what are you studying to be? I don't think I know.
It's difficult to be a wife, Mom, student, and everything in between. Hope you can get some rest this weekend. emoticon emoticon

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SOON2BSMALL1313 9/28/2012 9:26AM

    Good Luck on your quiz/test?!!!!!!!!! You are so right about grades being more important! Do it at your own pace :)

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