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9/11 - 9/13 Accountability

Saturday, September 13, 2014

It's been a busy week, but I have the weekend off. Joe got an offer accepted this morning which is very good. He just wrote another one today. I am having a bit of an issue staying patient and reminding myself he is just learning. Most of this stuff has always come pretty easy to me, but when it comes to the documents, I had to learn them as well. I think he will be a good addition for me to give me some time off.

I have been exercising for the most part. Still have to be careful because my feet really hurt after. Not much I can do about that.

Tomorrow I will go and spend some time with JC.

Still working on getting back on track with my eating. I do find it hard to track as I mentioned before because it is really hard to know what's in stuff you get from a restaurant. I am doing my best :)

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KALISWALKER 9/14/2014 5:43PM

    Let's focus on the positives we have and build on our strengths. Let's get our 5%


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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/13/2014 11:27PM

    I look online for calorie counts for restaurants. If it is not a chain I guesstimate

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/13/2014 7:19PM

    I totally understand what you mean about having trouble tracking food when eating out. Just continue to use your best guess. That's all you can do.

Have fun!

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ROBBIEY 9/13/2014 6:06PM

  I look online for the restaurant and they often have calories counts for food. I like to look up what I am having before I get there.

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9/6 - 9/10 accountability

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I haven't been doing badly. I took a lesson at the barn on Saturday. I didn't ride JC. I rode another horse. It was fun to ride something different. She had us riding for close to an hour. I was sure I was going to feel it the next day as this horse pulls on his bridle a lot more than JC. I was very happy when I didn't have any soreness the next day :)

I didn't get any exercise in Sunday or Monday as I was running around like crazy. Joe actually had two buyers this weekend that wanted to write offers so I had to go do that with him.

Yesterday, I went back to the barn and rode JC. It was like getting back on old faithful :) He is such a good boy.

Tomorrow, they should be pouring the slab on our garage. It has only taken me since April to find someone to do it. UGH!

It is really time to get out of here. Aside from the neighbors who are yelling and cursing constantly, there are also the drug dealing neighbors. Those are two doors down. They were found with guns and drugs the other day. I thought it was the next door neighbors and called the owner of the property. Apparently, I was one of 7 who called him. He came here just to discover that it wasn't them. Well, they do so much stuff we were sure it was them. OOPS

Sunday I went with my daughter looking at houses. I know I spend my day off looking at houses. Kind of ironic. Our problem is that we can't find a house as nice as the one we have. We'll have to work on that.

My eating has been good. I've learned it is ok to have a taste of something here and there. I'm just going to keep plugging away one day at a time!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/10/2014 11:19PM

    You are doing great!!!! I hope you find the perfect home.

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TXGRANDMA 9/10/2014 10:44PM

    Hope you can find the perfect house! How scary about the neighbors! At least you weren't the only ones who thought it was the people next door! Surely, you get the first leads on the best houses for sale. I know that your perfect home is out there! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/10/2014 6:49PM

    I love the irony and hope you find that perfect home . . . After all your experience, you're a model client. I also think that your "running around like crazy" may be an unhealthy stress, you're still burning calories. I love how JC seems to refocus your priorities. Hug, hug - Evelyn

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WIFE48 9/10/2014 3:24PM

    Great blog. WooHoo

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    One day at a time is all we can do for that is all we have

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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9/4- 9/5 accountability

Friday, September 05, 2014

One of my goals for this month is to blog regularly to keep up my accountability. This is the third day I have worked out which is pretty good considering I started this 3 days ago.

I have changed up my workouts each day which is what I used to do. I have been pulling some old stuff off the shelves. Today, I pulled down Exerbeat. I forgot how good it is to work all the parts of your body.

With the treadmill, it is basically your legs. I do that to get steps, but I have to remember that other things are as important as steps. Today, with Exerbeat, I did an Ab workout, an arm workout, a cardio workout and stretching. I can feel that there are muscles I haven't worked in a long time.

I may go back to using these types of workouts more than the treadmill. I think the treadmill is great for high intensity workouts, but, with my foot issues, probably not a great thing for me.

I did do a Leslie Sansone workout the other day and I forgot how she can get you moving as well. I do have a wide variety of workouts to choose from. Now, I just have to choose them each day!

Tomorrow, I am going to the barn. It is going to be strange because someone else is riding JC and I will be riding one of Caitlin's horses. I haven't been on another horse's back in 5 years. I am looking forward to it. JC loves this girl who is riding him. She is young and quiet and he really likes her. I think it will be good for us.

I have been tracking all my calories for the last couple of days as well :)

Going to keep on keeping on! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/5/2014 11:25PM

    You're on the path of winning this race.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/5/2014 11:19PM

    You are doing great!!!!!!!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/5/2014 5:07PM

    WOOHOO! It sounds like you've got a great handle on what you need to do and ARE doing it. Fantastic start to the month. Enjoy your ride.

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DOMINIC_Y 9/5/2014 4:42PM


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September Goals

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I looked at the little notebook I keep to write down my exercise each day and almost fell over when I saw that the last entry I put in was August 8. Aside from a couple rides on JC, that is probably correct. Wow, that is bad!

Well, I can't change the past, but I can definitely shape the future. I don't think keeping this weight on is helping my feet at all so I can work through the pain and get the weight off.

My goals for this month are:
at least 30 minutes of exercise 5/7 days per week
alcohol free 5/7 days per week
keep on track with spark people
journal daily..the good the bad and the ugly--accountability
Don't let work take over my life
Take "me time" during the middle of each day and breathe

I think these are all very doable. Joe got his license and he has been doing a lot of showings. I have some new buyers and sellers as well, but I still have to remember that I am allowed to take time for me. I finally found someone to do the garage slab and it will be done next week wahoo!

This will be a good month!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/4/2014 6:07PM

    Great goals!

I love your new attitude that came with the new month. You MUST MAKE TIME FOR YOU! Do not let your "home business" run your life to the extent that you lose yourself too.

Have fun! Give JC a treat from me. LOL

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/3/2014 11:13PM

    Great plan!!!!

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LYNCHD05 9/3/2014 6:36PM

    You are right it is doable and good for you for writing it down and blogging it. Makes us feel more accountable. WTG!!!

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GRACEOMALLEY 9/3/2014 2:08PM

    Sounds like a good plan! Go for it!

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Home Again!

Monday, September 01, 2014

I would like to thank my daughter for keeping my blogs going. She is a great kid.

The trip to Alaska was really interesting. Absolutely beautiful scenery. It is something that was really interesting to do once. I am working on getting the link to work to the video. It is on my Facebook page and my Google +.
I hope it works. The pictures are awesome. It was cold and damp most days. Didn't get to see any whales. I feel like I have become one however. I need to get it together. I put on two pounds which isn't horrible for a cruise, but I feel totally bloated.

Going to go see JC today which will be the start of my exercise streak. I plan to get in at least 30 minutes every day. If that is just walking to Walk it Out, I will do it, but I have to get back in the habit again.

My feet are better. If they start to hurt again, I can always ride the bike.

Hope you all enjoy the video tour of our trip! If you can get to it through FB or Google +

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/4/2014 6:04PM

    Welcome home! Reading your daughter's thoughts was enjoyable, Thanks for thinking of it.

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Don't stress the 2 lbs. It is most likely excess water from all the salt. It should go away quickly. Good luck with your exercise streak!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/1/2014 10:46PM

    Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!! I am glad you had a great trip. I am also glad your feet aren't hurting.

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TXGRANDMA 9/1/2014 9:56PM

    Glad that you had a good trip! I will go and see if I can view your video on facebook. 2 pound gain on a cruise is nothing! I understand some people really pack on the pounds! You did well! emoticon

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WILSONWR 9/1/2014 8:52PM

    I love Alaska! I'm glad you had a good trip and didn't gain too much. Have fun with JC!

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LOPEYP 9/1/2014 6:03PM

    Glad you had a nice trip!

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LJOYCE55 9/1/2014 11:52AM

  Bet it feels good to be home.

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ELRIDDICK 9/1/2014 11:40AM

  Thanks for sharing

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