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Monday Morning

Monday, August 06, 2012

Good start to the day, got in 66 minutes of walking and 25 weight training

I decided to try something new with my spark plan, as most know I plan my meals about a week in advanced and post them on my tracker, so now I'm going to print off my daily menu and bring to the kitchen, so I can see what I should be eating, and the right serving size....some days I forget something or add something or get the wrong amount....I am trying to become more accountable for my food, seems exercise is good ...

I read an interesting article about why we gain weight even when we feel like we are doing our best...
I do not fool myself, I know when I have eaten more calories than I should but need to see it in black and white, seems I can then do better....
I did this yesterday and it worked well....
I'm trying to loose the weight I gained after having some changes in my personal life, and so far things are going very well, dropping about 3 pounds last week....
weighing my food seems to really help keep my portions where they should be, using grams seem better than cups...it's easy to add a bit more, and all those little bits add up at the end of the week..

well find what works for you and stick with it...

Have a healthy day...

Kitt...

  
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NASFKAB 8/7/2012 12:37AM

  great job inspiring

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/6/2012 11:07PM

    How wonderful that you take charge

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SOCKITTOME 8/6/2012 10:15PM

    You rock!!!

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KATHYJO56 8/6/2012 2:22PM

    I'm happy that you have it all together. Nobody ever said that this didn't take a lot of mental work along with the physical. emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 8/6/2012 1:35PM

    I like your visual reminder. Every little bit does count. You are doing an awesome job of getting yourself where you want to be!
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 8/6/2012 12:40PM

    Great job on the planning ahead, Kitt! I need to be more organized like that. Keep up the great work!

Hugs,

Lainie

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 8/6/2012 11:55AM

    You are a woman with a plan...I like plans & lists...They keep me accountable

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BARBARAROSE54 8/6/2012 11:19AM

    great plan Kitt emoticon

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LOLAJO54 8/6/2012 11:08AM

    glad it is working for you

love your energy

keep working it!

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SILVER1369 8/6/2012 9:47AM

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BUSYGRANNY5 8/6/2012 9:46AM

    Sounds like a great plan! Love the pictures of all the fruits and vegetables!

Have a great day!

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another healthy week begins

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Another healthy week begins.
Today is my planning day, looking for a few new recipes that are light and easy, it has been hot and humid here, we did get some rain last night but it feels even more humid....

Yesterday was a good day, I walked for 60 minutes, got in some weight lifting, then went to a farmers market, got a few days of fresh veggies...then spent the rest of the day with family.
Sister and I did some shopping, we do a lot of this.....lol then we had dinner there, I did good had a burger wrapped in lettuce, I have learned to love it this way with tomato, and onions...a medium corn on the cob, no butter or salt...once again I have learned to eat my food naked.... emoticon
did have 1/2 cup of lower cal ice cream...
today I'll get some down time to plan my week, and still get some moderate exercise...
I'm also going to get a list going for my rewards, I use to do this and going back to keep me motivated, not working and getting that socialization seems to make me less motivated, so maybe rewards will help...this journey is all about tweaking the plan when things seem to be slipping back to old habit or lack of motivation...

So what will you do this week to in sure you stay on track and keep your plan moving toward your goals....did you make goals...are you at the top of your priority list?

Have a positive healthy week, you are worth all the effort you put in your self.


Kitt

  
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/6/2012 6:43AM

    Glad you are getting out and about. Sounds like you are easily finding your way around town. Isn's it great to have SP to turn to even when you're someplace new?

i'm still doing the international dinner theme until the Olympics are over. i do have to figure out the days we'll be out of town, though.



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LAINIESNEWLIFE 8/5/2012 9:01PM

    You're doing great, Kitt! Keep up the great work!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 8/5/2012 2:49PM

    Planning for my week this afternoon. I also need to do some tweaking on my goals & plans. If I don't plan ahead, I'm in trouble....Here's to a healthy week for both of us emoticon emoticon

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KATHYJO56 8/5/2012 1:31PM

    Hi Kitt, I too have planned my week for healthy living. Isn't a hamburger wrapped in a fresh lettuce leaf the best! Enjoy your week and stay healthy; I know that I plan to. emoticon

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LOLAJO54 8/5/2012 11:19AM

    Kitt great blog
great tips

thanks

I will try your meal planning - I eat basically the same foods so it will not be too hard

thanks

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BARBARAROSE54 8/5/2012 8:28AM

    Meal planning for me today also.

you are doing great Kitt. emoticon

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NASFKAB 8/5/2012 7:59AM

  way to go hugs

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/5/2012 7:55AM

    Planning and prepping meals for the week
Getting some me time today
Giving my body a day of rest from exercise
Giving myself credit for at least one healthy choice per day.

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DEBBIELCG 8/5/2012 7:31AM

    thanks for the motivation

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Friday

Friday, August 03, 2012

Planning a healthy week end and to visit 2 of my Aunts.....have not seen the one since my Mother's funeral.
Rode the exercise bike 10 miles in under 60 minutes.....getting my strength back and happy with my weigh in, down 3 pounds...7 more to go....

today is house work day, we are going to grill out for dinner, rib steaks tonight, yahooo my favorite.

Got my new chair, a small recliner that fits me just right.....thank you Gary dear, it's perfect....

I took pictures and they are all blurry, so back to redoing today, not sure what I did wrong...

so life goes on even if you don't.....decide what you want and then go do it...

Kitt.....

  
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FUNGIRL81005 8/4/2012 10:34PM

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GEMINIGEM6 8/4/2012 3:02PM

    You will always be one of my biggest inspirations on here. :) Have a great day.

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-POOKIE- 8/4/2012 2:56AM

    I hope you enjoyed!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/3/2012 10:09PM

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 8/3/2012 6:55PM

    Woo Hoo Kitt....You rock!

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HEALTHYGAL01 8/3/2012 6:21PM

    Good words! Have a great weekend

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RAINBOWMF 8/3/2012 6:07PM

    emoticon on the weight coming back off.
You are a trooper!
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KATHYJO56 8/3/2012 2:32PM

    Life is going well for you, Kitt. Enjoy! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 8/3/2012 2:28PM

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 8/3/2012 12:24PM

    emoticon emoticon Great job on losing 3 lbs this week, Kitt!!! Keep up the great work!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs,

Lainie

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NASFKAB 8/3/2012 10:55AM

  enjoy the weekend

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 8/3/2012 10:52AM

    Enjoy your new chair! What a thoughtful DH! Love the thought about life.

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SILVER1369 8/3/2012 10:14AM

    Enjoy your weekend! Sounds like you have a great plan. emoticon

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LOLAJO54 8/3/2012 10:06AM

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well except your pictures sorry...

have a great visit

happy too about the weight removal

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SOCKITTOME 8/3/2012 9:42AM

    "Life goes on even if you don't...decide what you want and then do it..."

Wow. That is awesome and so true! Sounds like you are settling in nicely, Kitt. I knew you would because you follow what you said. You rock!!

Edited to add: I want to be like you when I grow up! emoticon

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What a day

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

My day getting an Ohio drivers licence .
This was quite an experience, first off they moved the office across the street from where the booklet said it would be...
then we were told to bring our birth certificate, social security card, prove of address where you now live, and money 23 dollars. so I had it all excluding my card that proved back in 1969 I passed a drivers training course with a B+...lol

we stood in line for a few minutes and then it was my turn, the lady was not so friendly, sort of demanding that I have all the proper paper work as there was lot that is needed, her words were we just give these things....she looked over my papers and said where is my marriage licence, ... emoticon
at first I thought it was a joke, turns out I'm still in the Ohio system from way back, I had a licence in Ohio when I was 16, so way back.....I had to go back home and find my marriage licence....gee whiz.
so Gary went on to take his test and then wait for me....
of course it's all computerized test, you have to get 30 questions right and then the machine turns off. I had to do 32 questions, I missed 2.....so after about 3 hours I had an Ohio drivers licence , picture not so bad...
Gary insisted we go out for lunch to celebrate....next we have to register our cars

one funny thing Gary's licence is good till 2016 mine 2015...go figure they both cost the same...

Have a healthy day
today my new chair comes, yahoo, then going shopping with sister while the men folk work on the deck, at sisters house..

  
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RAINBOWMF 8/3/2012 6:10PM

    Just glad it was you and not me. emoticon
I would still be looking. LOL!!!

Hugs Mary

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 8/3/2012 10:49AM

    Same thing with the marriage license here in TN! We had to make THREE trips back to the driver's license place to get all the stuff required! They sure don 't make life easy!



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SOCKITTOME 8/2/2012 9:29PM

    Wow, that sounds like such a chore! Glad that task is done. On to the next!

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HEALTHYGAL01 8/2/2012 12:44PM

    I am amazed that they needed a marriage license. I'm glad you are organized enough to find all of your paperwork and got it done. I think in some dates the expiration may have something to do with year of birth. I remember when my family moved to Florida when I was a kid. My parents had to pass the written test and they were bragging about how it was common sense and since my dad drove a truck in NYC for years he would not need to study. Both my parents failed their first attempt. I remember enjoying that a lot!

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KMICHA 8/2/2012 11:16AM

    The DMV is not one of my favorite places! You perservered and now you will not have to deal with them again for 3 more years!!! Have a fun day today!

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NASFKAB 8/2/2012 1:43AM

  My late sister lived in Ohio till she died in 2009 so visited there a lot but not anymore

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SAMI199 8/1/2012 8:31PM

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KATHYJO56 8/1/2012 3:00PM

    The license system is goofy here in Ohio. I'm happy that you got it over with and had lunch out with Gary too! emoticon emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 8/1/2012 12:31PM

    I'm glad you were able to get your license, Kitt. They have changed what we need to get our licenses now in GA. Luckily, I just got mine this year and can wait for another 4 years. Have fun shopping with your sisters!

Hugs,

Lainie

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 8/1/2012 11:25AM

    Wow, I had no idea it would be so much trouble to renew a DL from state to state

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BARBARAROSE54 8/1/2012 10:00AM

    glad all worked out for your licences.

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-POOKIE- 8/1/2012 9:27AM

    Glad it finally got sorted!

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ANNANN63 8/1/2012 8:58AM

    Kitt,

You are my greatest inspiration on SP. I am not around much but I come and read blogs.

I reached my goal 2 years ago and have regained 10 pounds. I took most of it off earlier this year and then put it back on.

I will be here cheering you on. You are amazing. And I will get back to my goal weight.



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LOLAJO54 8/1/2012 7:43AM

    here I am

typical government people .. ours is now independent --
happy you got your new drivers license -- lol with only using up 3 hoours of your time.

that is so strange ---that must be a typo .. yours should both expire the same date ..I would question that.

have a great day
happy August 1st


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LOLAJO54 8/1/2012 7:41AM

    trying again -left a comment but see nothing errrrr

well for now just say Happy August the 1st

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walking Tuesday

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Up early and walked about 4.5 miles, it was nice and cool...
Going today to try for my drivers licence , they are closed on Mondays, who knew...lol
I have to take the written test and maybe the driving too...oh brother hope I can pass

Yesterday went well the girl at the bank could not have been nicer, so glad that issue is taken care of...
Hope to go to a few roadside veggie stands this morning too.

Darn my scale needs batteries, and it's one of those round flat things, now to find a place to buy one....no batteries plus that I could find....

so things are moving forward, I even found a place to find a job but need an Ohio driver licence, hoping they can find a part time job for me...

Have a healthy day, enjoy this last day of July

Kitt...

  
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TISTEN23 8/2/2012 12:31AM

    Wow! Great day! Very productive!

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SAMI199 8/1/2012 8:33PM

    emoticonGood Luck with your job.

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LOLAJO54 8/1/2012 7:40AM

    just pc not working today oops

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RAINBOWMF 8/1/2012 6:47AM

    Heck, they should just hand you a drivers licence, you only moved states, not countries hahaha

I found my batteries for the scales at the Dollar Store-- cheap and they lasted for 6 months.

Happy August.

Mary

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SOCKITTOME 8/1/2012 12:51AM

    Sounds like this are clipping along for you, Kitt! Hope the driver's license test went okay, too!

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JUSTA123 7/31/2012 5:18PM

    emoticon nice that everything is coming together

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FORMYDARLINGS 7/31/2012 4:38PM

   

You are SO moving forward with your life. I envy your adaptability and strenght. I am proud of you for being so in the present with your life. Good for you!!!



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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/31/2012 4:06PM

    I like it when things go smoothly... emoticon emoticon

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KATHYJO56 7/31/2012 1:49PM

    I am happy to hear about all of the progress that you are making since your move here to Ohio. In a year, it will feel like home again. emoticon

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LOLAJO54 7/31/2012 12:28PM

    hope the drivers license thing goes well emoticon

enjoy the last day of July!
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/31/2012 11:34AM

    Sounds like you're getting a lot accomplished, Kitt! Good luck getting your driver's license! I'm sure you will do just fine.

Hugs,

Lainie

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BARBARAROSE54 7/31/2012 10:04AM

    good luck on job and driver's licence

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NASFKAB 7/31/2012 9:38AM

  good luck with the job hunt

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