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Tuesday, Bluesday - Don't Smoke!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Dad has had a lot of problems the past couple years. He has been smoking since he was 12, and he is 63 now. We have tried to get him to quit for years, but he has been depressed and addicted his whole life. He is a Vietnam Veteran who didn't take the whole post-war life very well. He has good days and bad days. He is very bitter and stubborn sometimes.

Anyways, he had to get a pacemaker because he heart gave out. His lung capacity is only 20% (or something like that). and he still smokes. He has been rushed to the ER 4 times now because he randomly can't breathe. It breaks my heart that he is having so much trouble. He has good days, and then works on his cars, but then the next day he can barely move. Yet he still thinks he can do the work he used to. He *wants* to quit, but he just can't. Even though it has been killing him for years, he just can't do it.

All I can do is just know that I CAN do something now about my weight. I can move around, walk, run, breathe... I just try to be the best I can now. I am getting married in a year, and I really hope he will be there... I am trying not to be a downer, I am just a negative person sometimes. I see how much trouble he has on the bad days, and I want to do as much I can to help out. I try to make sure I am eating healthier now instead of just indulging on the bad foods. I know he is proud that I have lost weight in the past and that I am losing more weight now. I try to make him proud - he wishes he wasn't addicted, and always tells me to make sure I make the changes in my life NOW and not later because I will regret it.

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CHEETARA79 9/29/2011 3:49PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your dad's addiction. They say that cigarettes are harder to quit than hard drugs. You can't make him quit but maybe your commitment to a healthy lifestyle will inspire him to make some changes.

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Feeling sore, but motivated!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I actually got up "early" today. Well, early compared to when I usually get up on a Monday morning! My legs are still sore from Saturday's workout, but I still want to walk tonight. I can't let my soreness keep me from sticking with this!

On a different note, my hair is finally getting to the length I am hoping for. I want it to be longer, but I am starting to be happy with it. I want it long enough so the hair trial I eventually get will be close to what it will actually look like!


Gym! Finally!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I finally went to the gym yesterday with my roomie. I used the treadmill for 1.5 miles. He showed me the correct way to use some of the leg machines. I went for a job the night before even though it was raining. Well I did jog/walk/jog/walk, but it was nice. I charged the ipod, so I finally had music!


More than a Number

Friday, September 23, 2011

I know healthy eating and working out reflects in other ways besides the scale. I just really wish I would see it more often there.

I should get a tape measure too. I know my pants and shirts fit better. I need to get a belt! But when I look on the scale, nothing has changed this week. I have been tracking correctly, eating enough veggies & fruits. Drank enough water. Even walked with the doggie.... I just hate when I feel like there is SOMETHING I did wrong, but I can't figure out what it is.

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WOLFRAML20 9/24/2011 7:13PM

    yeah i know what you mean i have to avoid going on the scale all the time becuase of it. in a way i really hate scales.

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KIMPY225 9/23/2011 11:45AM

    Thanks Anasonic.

I did get the digital one from Penneys 2 weeks ago. I guess I just want it all to go away faster and I know it takes a long time haha. I just get antsy for results sometimes just like with my planning!

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WOLFRAML20 9/23/2011 11:07AM

    Sorry to hear that. maybe the scale is wrong. i like the digital ones because i know i can read the correct number. I do have a tape that you can alway come over to borrow. Also you could come over and use my scale and see if it still says the same as yours. we could have a fun day. you could also buy one i got mine for i think 3 dollars. i know it was not too bad. my scale was the big chunk of the cost but it is well worth it.

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ANASONIC 9/23/2011 9:50AM

    Ohhh throw out that darn scale! My scale too refused to move and I thought it was me...then I started weighing myself consistently on the scale at the gym and that one kept moving down while my home scale stayed the same! If you are doing things right and feeling will see that scale move. Don't give up!

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Renn Faire

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I can't wait to go! We aren't going until the last weekend of October though =( Hopefully the weather isn't too crappy then. I guess I will have to wait & see! A lot of the girls wear the sexy corset outfits. Maybe next year I will look decent enough to wear one =)

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KIMPY225 9/26/2011 9:50AM

    It is ok if you aren't exact. You just need to guess close to what you are eating. I will probably bring some of my own snacks too.

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WOLFRAML20 9/23/2011 11:09AM

    one thing i am nervous about is going there for the whole day and not being correct on all my nutrition i am tracking.

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WOLFRAML20 9/23/2011 10:59AM

    I cant wait until we go. Still cant call out for it yet but i am hoping i can go. I really want to wear one of those outfits. I looked at them last time and it was too expensive. :( maybe one year.

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RADFEN 9/21/2011 11:23AM

    I will be going to one in a few weeks. I doubt that I can fit into my old outfit, yet, but that would be a good goal...

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