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Friday weigh-in

Friday, March 12, 2010

This week has been a bit of a struggle; eating out for DH's birthday, hormones and homesickness...
My weight this morning was 143.8 - same as Monday and down 0.6 from last Friday.
Mel asked why that 140 was so elusive and I've asked myself the same question the last nearly 3 years.. Having been below 140 and having been able (alright struggled) to stay there for over a year I want to be back there but at what cost??
I have a few ideas why 140 and below is elusive:

- at 5'7"-5'8" it may be too low and at my age (47) my body "needs" the few extra pounds

- hormones (perimenopause??) Someone mentioned that to me the other day and I must admit, i hadn't thought of it - who wants to think about that??!!!

- after losing those last 10 pounds it was a struggle to stay below 140 and every trip or holiday it would sneak back over but I did get below it again. Maybe I'm just tired of the struggle and my body feels more comfortable at this weight. Being able to have the occasional treat, not having to be on guard all the time and be a food nazi is nice too...

Do these things sound like excuses? Maybe...
For now I'll keep doing what I'm doing. Eating healthy wholesome foods, have the occasional treat (occasional being the operative word), make the best choices availabe but don't obsess.
Keep up with the yoga, try to get out and walk more and add some ST here and there - exercise is my weak point.

Anyway, the point of all these ramblings is that life is for living, everything in moderation. ENJOY life, it flies by fast enough. Go through it with a SMILE!

(point: I remember DD graduating from Kindergarten not all that long ago - May 1st she graduates from college!!)

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MELTEAGUE 3/12/2010 10:34PM

    You are sooo right goes by way too fast!
I am learning to OBSESS less!
We can only do what we can do ...right! I really am searching for a managable weight and schedule too! Lets keep up the good stuff....keep the healthy food and exercise and attitude, and I just can't see us being on the losing end of that! how can we not win???
and lets enjoy the ride too!
Sorry that you are homesick....
not a nice feeling!
hope that you settle in nicely and you are able to enjoy that nice scenery and beach!

take care

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ABIGAILSING 3/12/2010 8:54PM

    You're doing great. And with your height, 140 probably is a good weight for you. Keep up the good work, and yes, enjoy your life.

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MILLEE42 3/12/2010 1:23PM

    I don't think you're making excuses, just being realistic. Being healthy and fit and happy is what it's all about, not some number on a scale. Keep doing the right things and your body will be strong and you will feel healthy and well. That is the most important thing.


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Where's my cave???

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Having missed the winter in the Colorado i feel I missed my usual "hibernation".
The last few weeks have been busier than usual, this week is PMS week and the hormones are having a field day this time around.
Last night I was sooo tired and felt chilled to the bone. A hot bath would have been the answer but as we don't have a tub (hate that!) I put one more clothes, crawled into the heater and in the end gave up. I went to bed just after 7pm, read for a while (finally got warm) and had my lights out before 8pm!! I slept great till about 3:30am and then dozed till 6am. I still feel tired and blah and should have done my yoga to chase the blahs away...
I feel like I want to crawl in a cave for a few days.... (at least till my hormones are on even keel again)

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MELTEAGUE 3/11/2010 1:47PM

    You know fatigue is really very much like that! when your body needs REST it SCREAMS IT AT US!! Hormones don't help either , so I hope you are able to get more rest and REMEMBER it is just a few days, soon you will be feeling better!
Drink that water, go for a walk ....KEEP WARM!!!!
your resistence is probably low at the moment , take some VIT D and zinc and vit c if you have some!

Thinking of you ... I was as tired too , and also chilly ....
Sorry you don't have a tub! I had a really nice bath...after sewing the costume for DD ~
I posted a pic in my blog for you to see! lol

I made soup with Quinoa in it today ....used up 2 of my tins and made it in the slow cooker! I still have to put it in the recipe calculator to track the sodium....will try to get that done before kids come home! then will post the link.....

TIme is running out , I have a kids party tomorrow to get ready for lol....


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Dinner and books

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Yesterday's dinner was great. The restaurant was nicely done - large room, very airy with a gorgeous view of the beach. It's close enough we could actually walk there if we wanted to...
The food was wonderful and very nicely presented (sorry Mel, I didn't bring a camera!)
We shared a pizetta - a crispy tortilla with pesto, roasted bellpeppers, onions and garlic sprinkled lightly with parmesan cheese. Yum!
For our main course DH had shrimp and rice with 3 sauces and had the mango pork loin (about 4oz) with mashed potatoes and spinach. I left about half the potatoes and stopped when i was getting full.
The good news is that I was only up 0.2 this morning - I'll take it emoticon

This morning we went to the monthly booksale, had a wonderful browse and came home about 30 books. Hmm... I'm going to have to bring more bookcases next trip...


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LIUBOCHKA 3/10/2010 2:50PM

    Yay for more books!!!

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MELTEAGUE 3/10/2010 1:32PM

    30 books ,lets see that will last you 15 days! lol

Dinner sounded great and it really is KEY to stop when you are full! well done!

have a good day ....we expect RAIN in the next 4 days.......... emoticon

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The melodrama was a blast - complete with 2 villains, a ghost, a fainting maiden and a hero :) Mystery and intrigue, romance and thievery.... and with a mention of Paris leading to a fun ending with can can dancers. (Knowing 2 of the dancers made it even more fun)
The audience really got into it with boo-ing and hissing the villains, cheering on the hero etc. The only downside was that it was outside and the night-air made it really damp and chilly. Next year I'll bring a blanket!! The bar sold cold drinks - I wish they'd had hot coffee instead...

We missed dinner, which didn't help. The blind man didn't show up till after 4:30, was piddling around till nearly 6 and we had to leave shortly after that.

Today is DH's birthday and after getting the office work done we'll go out for a bit. The weather has cleared and it's nice out.


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ABIGAILSING 3/9/2010 11:13PM

    Sounds like a emoticon day. And happy birthday to DH--a little belated, but still. Hope his day was just one great day in the beginning of an even greater year.

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MELTEAGUE 3/9/2010 2:34PM

    Happy birthday to your DH!!!
glad you enjoyed the show! Sorry you missed dinner!
ENJOY YOUR DAY! the weather is beautiful here! emoticon

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TRISHAANN56 3/9/2010 11:05AM

    It sounds like a good time.

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Monday, March 08, 2010

This weekend has been good eating-wise and I'm down a little from Friday: 143.8 Happy to see that 3 again :)

I'm curled up on the little sofa under the window, soaking up some sun while doing my morning computer stuff. It's my favorite spot as I get the sun from 9-11am there.
The blind man should be here today with the correct blind for this window (last time it was too short) and then we should be pretty much set in the house for this trip.
Lunch will be leftover shrimp with a salad for me and the leftover vindaloo for DH.

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ABIGAILSING 3/8/2010 7:56PM

    emoticon The blind man

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MELTEAGUE 3/8/2010 12:19PM

    When I first read the "blind man"... I thought you meant he could not see! lol, had to read it twice!
I also weighed in to see....erm...not so good!
146 .6lbs....that is the highest it has been in a while, so I really have to watch myself this week, so that by the time TOM is over I can be on the way back down!

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