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Zippidee Do Dah.....I'm off to DC!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm wrapping up some last minute things at work today and then I will get on a plane really early tomorrow morning to go to DC. I had a great week last week and I am not the least concerned with this week.

I remember this trip from last year and there isn't a whole lot of opportunity to get myself into trouble food wise. And I will be walking up a storm. I remember my feet giving me trouble for 6 months afterwards.....I have my Skecher Shape Ups for this trip....so I am good to go!!!







Part of me is excited to go......the other part wishes I could just stay home with the hubby. But I'm sure I will have a good time. I plan to take a lot of pictures so expect to get some updates from me! I haven't decided whether I am going to take my computer or not yet. I don't remember what their internet accomodations were.

I will miss you all.....Chat at you next week!!!!!

KO

  
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DEEGIRL50 11/22/2009 11:35PM

    Sketcher Shape-Ups? I've read about them, but I haven't seen them in the stores. Do you like them?

Are you back from your trip? I hope you loved it.

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MSLZZY 11/18/2009 4:01PM

    Have a fantastic time and enjoy! emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/18/2009 9:35AM

    Enjoy!

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MYRENAISSANCE09 11/17/2009 10:31PM

  I love DC!! Have a great trip!!

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LUCKYDUCK2 11/17/2009 4:47PM

    Have a fantastic time and we will be here when you get back. emoticon

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AUNTX4 11/17/2009 4:45PM

    Have a safe trip!

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ID_VANDAL 11/17/2009 4:07PM

    Hey Keri,

You have FUN (do your job but have FUN). Hope the weather is good. Those shoes look really interesting.

I'd say if you don't need the computer leave it home and enjoy YOUR TIME.

Talk to you soon - be SAFE - be HEALTHY!

Vandal

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FORMYDARLINGS 11/17/2009 4:01PM

    Keri. Have a great trip and enjoy being ' single for a few days. Also no dishes, laundry, phone ringing, toilet overflowing. The list goes on and on. Have fun,

Gini

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Surgery or No Surgery.....that is the question.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Had a long talk with the hubby this weekend. He would really like me to get a lapband. Not sure how I feel about that......Seems a little invasive, but I feel like I need some extra help as things are going soooooo ssssslllllooooowwww.

I'm not looking for a quick fix....but it might help me get to a healthier level to work on the issue....

I don't know....I am so torn.....

I definitely need to do more research into it. I guess I'll have time to think about it in DC this week.

  
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CHILDNUMBER10 11/18/2009 9:20PM

  Lapband is a surgery. I know a couple of people who had it done has been great for them. I know another that ended up with the plastic surgery for the skin flap that had trouble with skin infections on the fold. I know of another that was allergic to the band material that caused some problems. Pray about it and your answer will come. How long have you been with the spark people? Good things come to those who wait. I have thought about it but found spark people instead so we will see.

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MYRENAISSANCE09 11/17/2009 10:27PM

  Honestly, I toyed with the idea of lapband for a while when it first came out because, well, it seemed so EASY and 'everyone was doing it.' They even have commercials that promote it, so it can't be that bad, can it? Well, the fact is, it is still surgery and, once I researched it, it seemed kind of scary to me. You need to look into it and see what you think.

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BUDDY_LOVE 11/17/2009 9:34PM

    OMGoodness. GF...definately not the route I would want to go.

Think long & hard about it first!

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MSLZZY 11/17/2009 6:57AM

    A good friend of mine had it done last year and he has done well. There were other issues including being diabetic. He did all the research and thought he was well prepared. There are so many things he can no longer enjoy and food must be prepared in a special way, as well. He has lost over 60 pounds.
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FORMYDARLINGS 11/16/2009 8:23PM

    Hi Keri, My DIL had a gastric bypass in August. She spent almost a year reading and going to meetings with other people who are about to or have had the surgery. This is a huge , HUGE step. There is much more to it than just having the band put in place. This affects you mentally as well. Be prepared. Do the research, Be VERY, VERY sure that this is how you want to live from now on.

Gini

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ID_VANDAL 11/16/2009 10:30AM

    Hi Keri,

I can't help much here other than to say I agree with all the Sparkers before me. I think you need to be absolutely comfortable with whatever decision you make. If not then I'd say keep researching and if you just can't get comfortable with it then don't do it.

Vandal

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ELLENIRENE 11/16/2009 5:29AM

    This is a big decision that only you can decide. Be sure to do a lot of research, both for and against before making a decision.
Best of luck to you.

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LUCKYDUCK2 11/16/2009 1:46AM

    Do your research on this. I am like you...torn.


I have a friend who did it and she lost over 100 pounds. Sounds great but...she lost so fast she was saving for skin reduction surgery next. Now, she did not learn to figure out why she was overeating and this past two years has slowly regained some weight. I think she said about 28 pounds.

It can be a great tool but you still have to do the work to get the weight off or keep it off.

I can't say I have not thought about it when I had over a hundred pounds to lose.





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ERIECANALGAL 11/16/2009 12:09AM

    You need to do what you want to do. It is a big decision. Gather up all the info. and go with your gut feeling. Good Luck!
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Yikes!!!! How am I going to get it all done?????

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Okay, I let a little panic in this morning.... I'm not one to usually do this but I have such a full plate lately..

I am going to Washington DC next Wednesday through Sunday for work....well kind of work. I am the President of our local SHRM chapter and I have to go to a leadership conference in DC. I went last year and it was an amazing time as I hadn't been in DC before. I got to take a night bus tour and it was fantastic.



I'm sure this year will be very exciting also, but there are so many things going on a work.....it's a little overwhelming.



We have had a difficult time with our insurance renewal. We had an over 50% increase last year and they want another 44% this year. It really bites. It's sad that our employees take home less money each year because benefits rise so much. It is so out of control in our country. .......Enough about that. I bring it up because I have to deal with open enrollment yet. Among other things....I need an assistant......but they wouldn't let me get one even if I asked! Oh, well....this too shall pass.

So I'll be gone about a week....and even though I don't have time for it....I'm going to take the week of Thanksgiving off. It's a nice short week at work so it's probably the perfect time....or not....either way....I'm doing it!!!!

This has been a pretty good week so far. I have kept track of my intake and have not gone over once! So life is good on that score!

So if you don't hear from me much next week ....you know why!

I hope you are having a great day!

Keri





  
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POSITIVELY_EB 11/14/2009 7:46PM

    Have fun! You've earned it!

Hugs! Beverly

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LUCKYDUCK2 11/13/2009 1:26AM

    Keri, enjoy every minute of your time off and that trip. We will all be waiting at this end for new pictures. :)

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MINNER77 11/12/2009 6:58PM

    I can't claim this wisdom as it's from the Franklin planners company, but I love it, as it's pithy (one of my favorite words!) and profound: don't prioritize your schedule, but schedule your priorities. Lots of wisdom packed into those eight words.

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MSLZZY 11/12/2009 5:27PM

    Have a wonderful trip and we'll catch up with you when you have time. ENJOY!

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ID_VANDAL 11/12/2009 3:08PM

    Hi Keri,

I'm trying to figure out a good response because I'm dealing with the same issues - NO WAY WILL IT ALL GET DONE! Maybe that's the answer.

Anyway I'll try to support you more later (like NO WAY WILL IT ALL GET DONE is supporting you!! That's more like why don't we all just jump off the bridge now!

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Hang in there - somehow the important stuff will get done. Just hold on to your sanity!!

Vandal

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New week.......new meltdown!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Not that kind of meltdown!!!!

I am focused today and I am making a committed effort to lose weight this week! Here are my goals for the week.

1. Use the tools as provided by Becks.
2. Drink 10 glasses of water per day.
3. Track all food.
4. Consistantly work out this week.

I have all of this more detailed in my personal journal, but I just wanted to put it out here so my friends can hold me accountable! I am going to make this work!



Have a great week everyone!

May your goals come true!

KO

  
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NANCY- 11/10/2009 7:06AM

    You can do it!!!
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FORMYDARLINGS 11/9/2009 7:00PM

    Much success to you this week, my friend,

Gini

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MSLZZY 11/9/2009 5:30PM

    emoticon Positive attitude! Nothing can stop you now! emoticon

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ID_VANDAL 11/9/2009 3:52PM

    Hi Keri, Now that you're out there we will hold you accountable. Shouldn't be a problem however.

You have the tools - just put them to work for you!!

I'm not even going to say "good luck" just "get it done!!"

Take care!

Vandal

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FLAWLESSCUBE 11/9/2009 2:54PM

    Sounds like you have some great goals. Good luck this week. emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/9/2009 1:58PM

    emoticon You can do this! I KNOW you can!!!!

Hugs! Beverly

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LUCKYDUCK2 11/9/2009 1:26PM

    Great goals! Have a healthy week and let us know how you are doing. Cheering you on from this end.

I am going to take advantage of the weather and get my exercise in outside. Got to love these temps!

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An inspiring lesson!

Friday, November 06, 2009

My sisters and I went to Michael W. Smith's "A New Hallelujah Tour" last night. I have always liked his music, so I was looking forward to it. We had pretty good seats....8th row...not too shabby. I learned an unexpected lesson. It wasn't anything I hadn't heard before, but Michael put it into a prospective that I hadn't thought of before.



The Past is history.
The Future's a mystery.
But Now is his gift;
That's why they call it "the present".

Now that poem I have heard many times. So I guess his explaining it was what struck a cord with me. And this is what I discovered.

1. I can't do anything about what happened yesterday or last week or last year for that matter.

2. I don't know what is going to happen tomorrow.

3. I can hope for good things in the future.

4. The present is all I have, and all I can control for now. So now is what I need to focus on.

Isn't that true? We can't get hung up on what will or what did happen. What are we going to do now? What choice am I going to make now? Any list I have or make really doesn't mean much. What am I going to do now is all I have control of.

Eases the guilt and anxiety doesn't it?

It gives me hope for a new beginning too. More successes......as I enter each moment...I have another moment to get it right.

Join me?

KO

  
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DEEGIRL50 11/7/2009 4:45PM

    I read somewhere that 90% of the things we worry about never come to be!! Don't Worry - Be Happy!!
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Thanks for sharing your inspirational message with us!

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/7/2009 3:02PM

    I so agree with Vandal! Your blogs blow me away, too! How true it is to work on THIS day and not worry about the past or the future!

Hugs, my friend! Beverly

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MAMONTOYA 11/7/2009 7:45AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. This is sooo true. All we are blessed with is today. We must live each day to its fullest for we are not promised tomorrow. God's will is our guide. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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MRSBIGGLESWORTH 11/7/2009 2:24AM

    Great blog - and poem. We all have to have optimism or we fail. I like to see the glass half full, don't you? I'm trying to lose during the holidays to make up for my blunders this past year (yo-yo-ing)....I know I can do it. I'm in...I'll join you! Hugs, Brenda

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BUDDY_LOVE 11/6/2009 11:58PM

    Your blogs always hit the right spot! And You know just the right words to say.

While reading your blog, it reminded me of a song. "I know who holds tomorrow".

http://www.youtub
e.com/watch?v=ZKAguDa4ay4 this is a really beautful version of it by a woman named Nicole jackson.

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ID_VANDAL 11/6/2009 9:13PM

    Keri - you have to stop this! Your blogs just continue to blow me away!!

I've heard it stated many times that generals going into battle say the battle plan lasts for about 10 minutes and then all hell breaks loose. Kinda the same thing your talking about. You really can't control much beyond the moment but you still need a plan.

Awesome blog - I think I'll just quit blogging and read yours!

Vandal

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LUCKYDUCK2 11/6/2009 8:01PM

    Thank you for sharing this! It is something I need to think about too.

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MSLZZY 11/6/2009 5:04PM

    Hope makes life bearable. If we have no hope, life can be miserable!
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FORMYDARLINGS 11/6/2009 4:04PM

    Great wisdom, my friend. You are so right. Planning doesn't always work out the way we want it to. We can plan for the future but always be ready for right now!

Gini

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