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wow!! where did all that energy come from?????

Saturday, May 11, 2013

where in the world did i get all the energy for todays workout?

i did a 30 min workout every day this week. but today, i figured i was off so i would up the workout some. i did my c25k week 3 plus i did jillian michaels day 6. plus to make it an even 60 min workout, i got back on my treadmill for 10 min and took my dog for a walk.

i do believe that i am feeling stronger mentally and physically. as i told you in the past, i joined the ymca again. i used to go all the time but since joining, i havent gone that much. spark people teaches you to take baby steps. that is what i am going to do.

i feel like i am starting my workouts up slowly and that is building my confidence. instead of going to the ymca and taking spinning classes and doing hard things, i am going to start zumba up again. it is not super hard and it is fun.

finally, this is all starting to click for me and coming together

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MONAKIN314 5/13/2013 10:01AM

    Way to Go!!

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RFJSJ50 5/12/2013 4:04PM

    emoticon Days like that keep us going! I'm glad you shared yours with us.

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NEWCHINELO 5/12/2013 1:38PM


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BIGPAWSUP 5/12/2013 11:45AM

    Terrific! Great work!

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STRONGDJ 5/12/2013 10:36AM

    emoticon emoticon
Sounds like being sensible is paying off. Great work!

I always tell myself, "Slow and steady wins the race."

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MYRTROSE 5/12/2013 6:12AM

    You're doing great! I agree with you, work yourself up to the harder stuff. That was always my downfall, I'd do too much too fast and hurt myself or burn out.

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MELAMA210 5/11/2013 11:45PM

    Awesome! Good for you for getting extra exercise in! I love your quote you have and needed that today! Keep going and you will reach all your goals!

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CANDYCANE2B 5/11/2013 10:48PM

    emoticon Lisa! That's emoticon I'm so glad you're doing so well. Just make sure you don't overdo it.

Have a Wonderful Mother's Day! emoticon


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CARLYG8 5/11/2013 10:35PM

    Congrats on a great day!!

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CANDOK1260 5/11/2013 10:33PM

    emoticon you doing great

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A&I challenge- mother day 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013


mother day 2013-- i am blessed to still have my mom at 76 years young. i cherish each day and call her every day and visit as much as possible cause i never know when God will call her home.

i addition to that, i am blessed to be the mother of an awesome 23 year old son and a 6 yr old shih tzu.

i am planning on surprising my mom at church on mothers day. after that, i will go down and take her the hydranga plant i am planning on buying her. then my husband, son and my sister and her family and my mom will go to carrolton to ponderosa to eat. it is one of her favorite places to eat. its a bit of a drive, but i will do anything for my mom/

i love her

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/13/2013 3:53AM

    It sounds like you had some great plans to spend the day with your mom! Hope all of you had a great day together!

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CANDYCANE2B 5/11/2013 10:56PM

    Yes, Lisa, you are blessed to still have your Mom with you! Cherish the moments!!!

Have a SPECIAL Mother's Day with her and your family!!! emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/10/2013 8:58PM

    Glad you are so close to your mom! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you too!

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MELAMA210 5/10/2013 5:52PM

    Sounds like you have a nice day planned!

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MATTEROFHEART 5/10/2013 3:12PM

    How sweet! My mom is the same age as yours and I always bring her an orchid to church on Mother's Day!

Comment edited on: 5/10/2013 3:12:51 PM

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BIGPAWSUP 5/10/2013 2:38PM

    Have a wonderful time

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RFJSJ50 5/10/2013 1:34PM

    My mom loves Ponderosa too! Did you know there's one in Alliance?
I take mom and a friend of hers there about once a month.
Enjoy this special day with your mom and loved ones.

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MARTYLYNN1 5/10/2013 1:10PM

    Great plans for Mother's Day. Your mom is lucky to have such a considerate loving daughter. Our children all live away so I will be content with cards and phone calls. I did get to go to dinner when we took my MIL for an early Mother's Day dinner. I lost my mom 4 years ago at age 95 and I miss her every day.

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

i have been wanting to start my running back up. i keep putting it off for some reason. i love to walk. i walk my dog every day. but it just isnt giving me the burn i need.

i started my c25k back up today. i had been trying to start where i left off , which is week 7. it just isnt working. so i decided to start at week 3. 3 min walking, 3 min jogging. as i was puttering along, i started thinking of a few years ago. i had completed the c25k. i was actually jogging a 5 k 2 or 3 times a week. not really fast. i think i got up to a 16 min mile. but i remember jogging around the track and several people would stop me and ask me how i got started in jogging. they were admiring me. what an awesome feeling that was.

so why did i quit? i have no idea except that life gets in the way and you have to be really determined to keep that momentum going .

i need to keep thinking along these lines and remember how i felt before when i completed it. i struggled today, but i know it will get easier. i just have to eat right, think right, and stay positive.

have a great spark day!!

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STRONGDJ 5/10/2013 9:28AM


You can do it!

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KPACE7 5/9/2013 10:03PM

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CANDYCANE2B 5/9/2013 6:11PM

    Come on, Lisa, you can do this!!! I loved your positive pep talk you gave yourself!!!

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NEWCHINELO 5/9/2013 4:53PM

    YES,you can do it again . . . just get back to it!

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RFJSJ50 5/9/2013 4:45PM

    emoticon You took the hardest step by starting today. The momentum will build!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/9/2013 4:44PM

    emoticon emoticon because you've got what it takes.

Find your starting place and train again. So what if you have to repeat a week on the way...You'll get there when you think right!!!

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DALID414 5/9/2013 3:52PM

    'Think right', most people leave that part out, but its an important one!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/9/2013 2:27PM

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BIGPAWSUP 5/9/2013 1:37PM

    You can do it! One day at a time!

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everything is looking great

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

i am feeling great!!

i joined the ymca again. gonna go to kettlebell class tmr. meanwhile, i went for a 2.6 mile walk today with my dog. she got tired, so i had to pick her up part of time. but we did great for the most part.

i have been eating and staying in my calorie range. no after bed eating for several days. the scale has been going down. i knew that was my main problem.

i still have to blog about my goals-both short, med, and longterm.

everyone have a really great day!!

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LINDSAYB2013 5/2/2013 11:46PM

    Great job!!! Keep it up

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    Yay!!!! Don't you just love the Y? Joining has been the best thing I've done for myself, and now I think Tommy is going to join with me so he can get out of the house more.

Keep it up and have a great weekend!

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RFJSJ50 5/1/2013 10:47AM

    I love reading such positive words! Thank you for a much needed dose of inspiration!
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CHERYL_ANNE 4/30/2013 8:24PM

    Hurray for you!

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DALID414 4/30/2013 3:21PM

    I have a feeling May will be your month!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/30/2013 3:02PM

    Awesome! So happy for you.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/30/2013 2:31PM

    Glad things are going better for you. Good luck with taming the sleep eating, it sounds like it's going better. This behavior sounds like it started with added stress in your life. Taking steps to control that with the exercise.

Poor puppy! But hey you got in some unplanned strength training too. Enjoy the classes at the Y. I would love to try a Kettlebell class. Have fun!

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MYRTROSE 4/30/2013 2:18PM

    Excellent work! It's a hard habit to break, that late night eating.

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JACKIE542 4/30/2013 1:36PM

    Well done emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/30/2013 1:29PM

    Sounds good!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/30/2013 1:07PM

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JAMBABY0 4/30/2013 1:05PM

    good job, keep it up and good luck on your journey

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i need help asap

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

thank you to everyone who responded to yesterday post.

today, i have a problem. it is turning into a major problem.

i am good all day and when i go to bed, i am right where i want to be at my calorie range and everything else. after starting to go to sleep, i wake up and i am sleep eating. that is similiar to sleep walking except you eat and dont remember it.

i dont remember going into the kithcen last night and finishing off the ice cream, eating a granola bar, or peanut butter sandwich. the only way i know i did it was i saw the container in the trash can. i said to my husband, please tell me you ate that. then i saw the wrapper in my bedroom and saw a drop of peanut butter in the bathroom

if this hadnt been going on for so long, i would laugh i am really getting mad though. it is totally hindering my weight loss efforts.

i am on ambien and have been for years. after my sister dieing, i increased the dosage and this stating happening. i have recently decreased it again and it hasnt stopped.

i have thought about trying to go off ambien, which is what i should do, but i have been on it for so long i dont know if i can.

please help me identify possible causes to this problem and solution. maybe it has nothing to do with the ambien.

please help

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/25/2013 1:13PM

    That is scary! You need to talk to your doctor about getting off the Ambien. That is totally not good for you to walk in your sleep and eat too. I know you can do this!

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SWDESERTLOVER 4/25/2013 12:51PM

    I wish I could help but don't know much about Ambien. Please talk to your doctor and see if maybe he can suggest something else to help stop this problem. Also, please keep us posted.


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UWPALUM 4/25/2013 8:55AM

    I would definitely talk to your doctor. This might be the perfect timing to start getting off the medicine and dealing with your grief or other emotions differently. I wouldn't go off it cold-turkey though, those sleeping meds can have some serious side affects when you have taken them for a long time, I had night terrors when I did it. I can't imagine how frustrating this must be for you, good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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BEFIT014 4/24/2013 10:05PM

    WOW! That's scary. SO many things can happen. Definitely call your doctor and request an appt NOW.

Let us know what happens!

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DALID414 4/24/2013 9:49PM

    I hope this site helps you a bit:

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FUSIONFITNESS3 4/24/2013 7:19PM

    I would tend concur with the advice that you must speak to your doctor about this. From what others are writing what you are experiencing isn't unique. I would suggest exploring alternate medications with your doc.

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JBELICIOUS5 4/24/2013 5:52PM

    I would definitely talk to a doctor about the Ambien. It seems like this could be a likely cause, but he or she will best be able to work with you to solve the problem. Hope it gets resolved soon! So frustrating!

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MYRTROSE 4/24/2013 3:26PM

    I think it's totally related to the ambien, and it was just in the news a couple weeks ago that women are more sensitive to ambien then men are.

"The manufacturers of Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpimist, Edluar, and other sleeping medications that contain the active ingredient zolpidem must lower their recommended doses for women, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

The decision was driven by a series of clinical trials and driving simulation studies, which showed that zolpidem levels in women may be high enough to impair alertness in tasks after waking up, including driving.

"The changes are different in women and men," Dr. Ellis Unger, a director in FDA's Office of Drug Evaluation, told ABCNews.com. "We don't understand why yet, but women are more susceptible to next-morning impairment."

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BIGPAWSUP 4/24/2013 2:32PM

    I've heard that this can be a side effect of the Ambien. I have no idea what to tell you.

I would think calling/talking to the doctor who prescribed it might be a good idea. Until then, does your kitchen have a door you could close or lock? I don't know if that would work.

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SWANATOPIA 4/24/2013 2:31PM

    My mother was on ambien and she sleep ate all the time! She would cook pork chops and everything and almost caused a couple of fires. Talk with your Doctor and see if there is alternative to ambien because they switched my mom and she stopped sleep eating and started dropping weight!

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LEGSMINDHEART 4/24/2013 2:12PM

    That just sucks all around. I agree with the advice to talk to your doctor. I think getting off the Ambien might be a great idea, but your doctor can help you transition. You will figure this out!

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AMALIA8 4/24/2013 1:36PM

    Unfortunately I don't have much advice I can give other than to speak to a doctor about it. They would know about Ambien and it's effects on you. Also, they would have some other ideas of what could be causing it and thus some suggestions to stop it. I wish you luck finding out what is causing it and finding a solution! *hugs* Keep up the hard work!

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SPRING162 4/24/2013 1:34PM

    I say head to whomever prescribes the Ambien and tell them about the sleep eating. There are ways to help you stop doing that and you just need to find a Doc willing to help you over this problem. You can do it!

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