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My week #1 recap

Monday, November 10, 2014

My last week was about 70% successful in diet aspect. I still have not added any significant exercise as my feet have been hurting and I pretty much wanted to just stretch. I have been stretching my feet and the pain is getting better. I am happy with the changes I made this past week although it could have been better. I need to get organized little better so I can make best use of my time to do my things and also relax. I lost 2 lbs this week but I think it is just water weight.

This week my goals are

1. incorporate at least 20min of real exercise a day.
2. Become more mindful of what goes in my mouth.
3. practice more self control.
4. Organize my schedule better and in advance.

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NEKOCHARM 11/22/2014 9:14PM

    I would practically kill for a 2 pound per week weight loss!! Well, not really, but almost! emoticon You're doing great today - Good for you! emoticon

I was reading your blog about your feet problems. I also have major foot problems, and ended up breaking both of them (one and then the other within a week) last year. Talk about miserable. So I hear your pain about working out. I'm at the point where most of my usual workouts are off limits, so it's mostly the exercise bike for me. This gets so boring, though. I have managed to add in hula hooping, though. Since I'm standing in one spot the entire time, it's been less stress on my feet. Do you think something like this would be feasible for you, or does it cause you discomfort to even stand?

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CRUISEGAL55 11/10/2014 9:47AM

    2lbs is great! Who cares if it's water... the scale went in the direction your headed.
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I am feeling good this morning

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

I am feeling real good this morning. Had a good night sleep and woke up at 6am very fresh. had my coffee and watched some Utube videos for my son's math lesson (10th grade geometry). I have to refresh my knowledge before I tutor him.

I did almost well yesterday with my diet and I am going to improve that today. Thanks to my Spark Friend WOBBIE who corrected my way of thinking. So today I will be mindful of every bite. I will prepare my meal in advance so I will not fail when I am busy & hungry...(Burger king sandwich yesterday emoticon )

I did pretty good in the exercise department. I worked out on my elliptistrider for 35 min. I stretched my legs before and after exercise. My feet are hurting little less today. I am not walking bare feet in my house anymore and I am stretching my Achilles tendon and calf muscle few times a day that helps with the Plantar Fascitis. I am incorporating squats and lunges in between what ever I am doing. And I am stretching through out the day a little bit. My little steps at a time to become more flexible in my joints and muscles.

Its my day off today and kids are off because of election day. So I want my day to be organized and productive so I can have both fun with kids and business...

I hope all Sparkers have a nice day too.


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MRTHING2000 11/5/2014 6:30AM


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Trying my way back to myself

Monday, November 03, 2014

I have been away from Spark People. Many reasons to account for but mainly because I lacked motivation, I have been busy with my family and sickness and most of all my feet hurt a lot all day from Plantar Fascitis and knees hurt that even if I do one day of exercise then next few days are very painful. Got the steroid shots, got all the different orthotics and insoles for the shoes and motrin around the clock but it just does not get better.
But I need to get myself back together somehow and no one else but I can fix myself. I am the one who has to control what goes in my mouth. I have lost my buddies that I can relate to and kind of feel alone. But I just need to do it without excuses and by myself.

So here's my new plan until new year...

1. I will log on Spark People daily..no matter what.

2. I will log my weight daily on daily tracker and weekly on weekly tracker. So 60 days or 8 weeks to a New Year 2015.

3. I will try and exercise what ever I can to gradually build my stamina up.

4. I will try and be mindful of what I am eating.

Good Monday everyone.... emoticon emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 11/3/2014 12:36PM


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WOUBBIE 11/3/2014 9:30AM

    Go back and reread your blog. Look what you told yourself:

3. I will try and exercise what ever I can to gradually build my stamina up.

4. I will try and be mindful of what I am eating.

You've already given yourself permission to not accomplish those items. "Try" won't get you results.

3. I will do 10 minutes of SOME kind of exercise every single day unless I'm sick.

4. I will be mindful of every bite. I won't eat in the car, or watching TV, or standing at the counter.

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On this Mother's day

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Life is very short and unpredictable. On this mothers day I am wishing all the mothers out there a very Happy Mothers day!!! I spent my day with my mother in my house. I had never been able to do that in a long time since I was married in 1997.

Earlier this year my dad came to stay with me to take care of my kids in the end of Feb when my husband had to go to India.He did not look good physically and had lost a lot of weight and slept a lot all day. I called my mom and she said that since he retired he is always like this but I was uncomfortable and it did not seem normal to me. I took him to be checked up at the hospital and 4 days later we found out that he has stage 4 cancer. Most likely from Pancreas but its already spread to the liver and lungs. The prognosis was very bad. In exactly 7 weeks from March 8th my dad was gone from our lives. There was nothing anyone could do to save him. My heart cries a lot. Life can be so unpredictable.

But as I am trying to recover from his great loss, I am trying to keep my mom close to me. I bring her to my house on the weekends to spend some time with her as she stays with my brother. Who knows who will go and when. I realize there is no perfect time to do things in life. There is no money or exotic food or big house or better car or better clothes that can make me happier than spending time with my loved ones. My kids and husband missed me a lot while I was gone from the house to take care of my father in the hospital. Atleast I have no regrets that way that I could not be there for him. But while he was living, most of the times I had avoided him then because he was a tough man and did not express his feelings very much. He never showed his insecurities to us that he needed help.

I am trying hard to break my cycle of being busy all the time. We get so busy doing something all the time, running after things to catch them that we do not enjoy our present...TODAY...NOW...

I am not going to run after things. I have decided that I am not going to work any extra hours to make that extra money which keeps me away from my kids. In the end my father left us on that hospital bed, in that hospital gown and not being able to eat or drink anything. The car, money, clothes, jewelry..everything stayed behind. While I cried in the hospital many times because I knew his end was near, he would ask me, why do I cry and then I would go hug him and say, "nothing dad" and he would hug me back.... I miss him a lot. I had never hugged him in my life before and realize that today I have more to be thankful to him than things about him to complain about. I was not able to see it this way when he was alive.

I want to enjoy my mother just not on the Mother's Day but everyday of her time until she is still alive. I want to be a good mother to my kids and be with them as much as possible to give quality time to them.

Happy Mother's day to all the mothers out there. Please enjoy your day today and everyday!!!

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KNEEMAKER 5/11/2014 10:41PM

  I wish I could go back 23 years and enjoy Mother's Day with my precious mom. I sure would make the most of it. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MCFITZ2 5/11/2014 9:44PM

    So sorry about your dad. You are right. You just never know so everyday is a day to do something good. Regrets of things you should have said or done are very difficult to deal with. You show great wisdom.

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USMAWIFE 5/11/2014 9:42PM

    So sorry about your Dad's passing

Both my parents are no longer on this earth which is hard.. Enjoy your Mom all you can emoticon

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Reconsidering my efforts and choices

Friday, February 21, 2014

So, I have been thinking about what I want to achieve in life for my weight goal and what am I doing to achieve those wishes. I thought about all those efforts that helped me last time I lost weight. I remember all the changes I made in regards to diet and exercise. I need to do that one more time. I succeeded then and if I focus I can do it again. I wanted to post the pics in my blog of my success that time

This was me in August 2006 at 175. (Arjun was 6months old)

This was me in summer of 2009. Lost 40lbs.. (Arjun was 3 yrs old)

Me at a colleagues wedding recently. (Gained 40lbs that I lost). Back to almost same weight as August 2006.





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THETURTLEBEAR 2/21/2014 7:11PM

    You are beautiful and I know you'll have success at anything you put your mind to!

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