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Progress

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

emoticon Two days no soda

emoticon Started the 10lb Slimdown Xtreme program yesterday.
Did the Total Body Workout yesterday and Kickboxing today. I want to follow the schedule this time through. Last time I finished but it took me about 6 weeks vs. 4. emoticon I do these workouts when I get home from work so I need to have my dinners planned and prepped (if not made) so that when I'm done it's not too late to eat.
Tonight was a salad emoticon since we had a luncheon at work today.

I feel like I'm making some progress........... emoticon

  
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DARINGR8LY 4/12/2012 11:27PM

    Yeah. You've got!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 4/11/2012 3:30PM

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CANDOK1260 4/11/2012 7:57AM

    It soundsto me you are defintely making progress. emoticon

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CANDOK1260 4/11/2012 7:57AM

    It soundsto me you are defintely making progress. emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/11/2012 12:55AM

    awesome!!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 4/10/2012 9:28PM

    GREAT!!

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JACKJACK91 4/10/2012 7:47PM

    Sounds like your doing it! emoticonWork your plan! emoticon

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Feeling Better - Getting on Track - Staying Focused

Monday, April 09, 2012

The last couple of weeks were off and on with eating and exercise. I had/have (not sure it's totally gone) a cold. Some days I have lots of energy and others I have none.

This morning was one of those no energy days. I felt like closing my eyes during my meeting and wondered if I could do anything at the gym. Decided to go and see how it went. It went great! I seemed to have lots of energy. Must have been my meeting that was putting me to sleep.

Food has been off. Eating out too much. Not cooking. Not planning alot. That has to emoticon
Last night I planned out a few dinners for the week. I need to get to the store to get some ingredients but did find a meal to make tonight with what I have.

emoticon I blew the no soda goal last Thursday night and have been drinking ever since. emoticon
I am restarting the no soda goal today. emoticon

Finally exercise-I am going to start the 10lb Slimdown Xtreme again tonight. This is total body training. I want to be more consistent with this and follow the schedule that came with the program.

emoticonLastly Easter. We went to my cousin's house. They had 28 people for dinner. It actually came off without a hitch. The kids were cute gathering eggs in the backyard, especially the little ones. I don't think I ate too much I think it was the richness of the food. I really felt full afterwards.
My mother was in a good mood and actually talked to some of the other oldsters. emoticon It was a good day!

  
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GERMANIRISHGIRL 4/11/2012 3:29PM

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CANDOK1260 4/10/2012 7:37AM

    Well your Easter spuds good and Ian sure you wil be back on track soon emoticon

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CANDOK1260 4/10/2012 7:37AM

    Well your Easter spuds good and Ian sure you wil be back on track soon emoticon

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CANDOK1260 4/10/2012 7:37AM

    Well your Easter spuds good and Ian sure you wil be back on track soon emoticon

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KELLEEH 4/9/2012 5:57PM

    I'm glad you had a good Easter. Sounds very nice.

Good luck kicking the soda habit. I know how hard it can be. I have been wanting to give up my daily Diet Coke for quite a while now, and you have inspired me to give it a try. Today is day 3 with no diet soda, but it feels like day 300!
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I hope your cold is gone for good.

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LASARRE 4/9/2012 5:03PM

    Glad to hear you had a good Easter. You will get back on track.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/9/2012 4:38PM

    I'm glad you had a good time with your family! That's awesome. It sounds like you got at least a little break with your mom talking to someone beside you!
Hugs,
Kay



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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/9/2012 3:34PM

    Great to hear, that you are getting back on track!!

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Gave into Stress

Friday, April 06, 2012

Still fighting off the cold. Did not feel up to going to the gym yesterday.

The plan after work was to meet a mason at my mother's house to get an estimate to fix her brick stairs. Then take Mom to dinner and to the store for some groceries.

The mason was on time. Yah! and gave us a reasonable quote. I checked out his insurance and he will be able to do the job starting on Monday. Yah! Happy Day!

Took Mom to dinner. All during dinner she complained about one of her caregivers. This women means well and is a hardworker but I think she oversteps her bounds a bit. In her defense, she often times asks my mother if it's okay if she does.....X.. and my mother doesn't respond. I told my mother that she should have said Yes I do mind instead of holding it in. Anyway, it was more of this throughout the dinner, ending with the usual "I'm going to jump off a bridge." I don't even respond to that anymore I've heard it so much.

After listening to this complaining throughout the whole meal I asked her if she complains like this to my brother and of course the answer was "No." I told her to give me a break and complain to him next time and save the happy talk for me.

Then on to grocery shopping. Bad thing at night for someone with dementia plus there was a full moon. I tried to hurry her along getting things on her list, crossing them off, telling her what we had left to get but it was a slow painful pace.

Finally we finished up and got back to her house. Her caregiver was waiting for us. This one is a nice younger woman. She helped get the groceries put away and offered to help my mother with her Easter cooking today. My mother is making eggplant Parm. I'm not sure why she said that she would make it since she's been stressing about it since. I told her that she doesn't have to make it but I think because my cousin (her favorite nephew) said he only eats her eggplant that she is driven.

Finally got home around 8:45pm after leaving the house at 7am yesterday. Brought my things in and grabbed a diet pepsi from the fridge, thus ending my 5 days streak of no soda. Starting over today...........

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/8/2012 6:17PM

    I so Hear YOU when it comes to stress and dealing with moms. My 88 year old mom can just drive me up the wall in about 60 seconds. I spent all day with her yesterday and came home and gobbled down a piece of fried chicken, skin and all. Normally, I would at least pull of the skin. Oh well.....

Today, we get to start over again.

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JAZZMINE 4/8/2012 9:19AM

    Dealing with aging parents can be difficult. Just don't take her negative comments personally!

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REJOHNSON3 4/8/2012 6:04AM

    Good morning and Happy Easter! Were you a Girl Scout? You seem to have all the qualities of an active good Girl Scout. You good patience is needed and given freely.

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WENDYSPARKS 4/7/2012 7:27AM

    Hope you start to feel better soon!!

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KELLEEH 4/6/2012 8:37PM

    Wow, what a stressful day. It's amazing everything that you can get accomplished. I think going 5 days without a diet soda is absolutely wonderful, and I know you can do it again. Are you using SparkStreaks to track this goal?

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DARINGR8LY 4/6/2012 7:56PM

    I think you are amazing with all you do for your mom. Try to release the stress from each visit by maybe planning ahead a good-for-you treat? Such as a new book, a huge warm hug from hubby, possibly a new video (don't want to stretch this idea out too far), or even just a bubble bath. With this treat to look forward to it may help lessen the frustration you have at the time.

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CANDOK1260 4/6/2012 3:01PM

    okay my mom don;t have dementia but she doew have manic depression tendency/ Som I kind of understand your problem. just know i love you and i am givimng you a emoticon.

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LASARRE 4/6/2012 1:21PM

    You only cheated with diet soda. Could have been a lot worse. I am having issues with my mother's dementia too. It's getting worse now that she just basically sits at the house. She thinks she still sees patients all day, but she doesn't.

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COMPUCATHY 4/6/2012 12:53PM

    You know what...I think it's AWESOME that your "cheat" was a Diet Pepsi...no calories...great way to give in. Hang in there, sweetie. You are doing great. Taking care of mom is really hard. You are doing WONDERFUL. I've been there. Keep up the good work! I'm SO impressed with your cheat. That's awesome. Spark on! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/6/2012 11:40AM

    Don't feel bad you are doning amazing, my mum has alzhemiers dementia, and sometimes i feel bad as I am in Canada and she is Scotland, we just have to focus on the now!!
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Accountability Blog #14

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

emoticon April has started out on a good foot for me.

I set my goals and am doing well. My goals are:

1. Stay within calorie range every day.
I have not been perfect on this one but have been close. I had a differential 2 of the 3 days in April.

2. Strength training 3x week.
Still working my ST, although since I came down with this cold I developed a pain in my leg (no doubt from my back issues due to no exercise) sooooooooo I have only done upper body lately.


3. Cardio 45 minutes a day 5x week.
Only did 15 minutes of cardio yesterday due to my cold. I think I am over the worse of it now and hope that I can get 45 minutes in at the gym tomorrow.

4. Cut out diet soda. emoticon drumroll please emoticon
I have been soda free for 3 days now. I won't say it's been easy, because it hasn't especially today. I think it was more of a behavior trigger than a food trigger. I didn't cave so there! emoticon

I'm loving this blogging because it keeps me focused.

Are you focused?? emoticon

  
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LASARRE 4/6/2012 1:18PM

    Great job!


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DARINGR8LY 4/5/2012 11:14PM

    I was just thinking the other day my obsession with soda was more of a behavior thing than a food trigger.

I can't fathom you doing anything but great with your goals. Keep going!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/3/2012 8:42PM

    That's particularly awesome about the soda....you are right that blogging helps a lot with focus.

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April Goals

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I can't believe that another month has passed. Wow! I guess it's true that time goes by faster as you get older. emoticon

I am keeping with my goals that I've had the last couple of weeks and adding one more.

1. Stay within calorie range every day.

2. Strength training 3x week.

3. Cardio 45 minutes a day 5x week.

4. Cut out diet soda. This is going to be difficult until I find something else to drink. I drink a lot of water now and am going to experiment with mixing water and juice to reduce the sugar/calorie bump.

I have been doing well with #1 and 2 since I refocused mid-March. I know that I can do well with #3 and 4 too!

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DARINGR8LY 4/2/2012 11:34PM

    I will be working on #4 with you. Let's both do well and NOT drink soda. emoticon

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FITNESSMONSTER8 4/2/2012 7:51PM

    Great goals! emoticon

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LASARRE 4/1/2012 8:45PM

    Great goals. Wii can do this together emoticon

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VADAVICTORIA 4/1/2012 6:01PM

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Time flies when you're having fun. Hope April brings you fitness and success!

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