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Monday, September 10, 2012

So I attend physical therapy three to four times a week, for a chronic back-ache. Today I also have scheduled right after therapy to meet with my oldest daughters' teacher, due to some problems we're experiencing at home and at school. I have no idea how I'm going to get dinner on the table in time as well as get in a small walk, all before bedtime.

Reminder to Me: I have a wonderful husband who is willing to do things for me, even cook. LET HIM HELP! I don't have to do this alone.


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LOSINGLINNDY 9/22/2012 8:45PM

    What a wonderful reminder to you. What would do without these husbands who love us as we are and are willing to help out.

Hope you parent/teacher meeting helps with the problems your DD is having.


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The days of the week

Friday, September 07, 2012

What do you have that is equal to or more than the days of the week? At the moment, what I have is doctors. Let's count them, shall we:
1) Primary Care x 1/month
2) Hematologist/Oncologist x 1/2months
3) Neurologist x 1/month
4) Pain Management specialist x 1/month
5) Physical Therapist x 4/week
6) Counselor x 1/week
7) Nutritionist x 1/week

I can definitely state that I am feeling very out of control of my life right now. The only thing that holds me sane is my wonderful hubby, and his willingness to support and help me whenever needed. He'd cook for the family, but because of my feelings right now, I feel that the only thing that I CAN control is my nutrition, and I'm not willing yet to let go of the progress that I've made. Love him dearly, he DESPISES vegetables, and really doesn't like fruit, so he really doesn't know what to do with them.

It's hard to stay positive when the only thing that I use my planner for is making doctor's appointments...

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    That's a lot of doctors. Sounds like you need to get another planner, or kick some of the doctors to the curb, lol. But I guess if I sit down and think of all the doctors I see, it would probably be close. Do optometrists and dentists count?

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I tell you three times

Thursday, September 06, 2012

This is a strategy that my family has used for years. It comes from the tech industry where if one or even two system paths fail, you still have a backup. So I have been doing this with my nutrition trackers, through the lovely SparkPeople, then saving a copy of the daily reports, as well as writing everything down for my nutritionist, whom I see almost every week. (She's not tech-y.)

My new feel-good method of hitting my daily nutrition goals is to play a game, where the objective is to pre-plan the best meals to make, but not break, my set goals. So far, so good. emoticon

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BICKEY11 9/6/2012 1:39PM

    and here i thought this was going to be about screaming at my kids! lol
I asked nicely once, I told you firmly twice and now its the 3rd time and i'm screaming at the top of my lungs!!! LOL

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CHRIMSONFYRE 9/6/2012 1:31PM

    Great job, keep up the good work!

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MWHITE0527 9/6/2012 1:26PM

    That's great!

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One small step

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

So yesterday was an achievement day for me. I had eaten at home for lunch early, but we, the family, were out-and-about when the kids wanted to eat. They decided for Subway, without my promting, and (I am proud of myself for this) I only ordered a snack of apples and a small tea. NOT a full meal. We've always been social eaters, and it was easier than I thought it would be not to eat (or order) that sub. Yea me!

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PICKIE98 9/4/2012 12:17PM

    Great job, BUT also for your kids!! They could have chosen Applebees or taco bell, KFC, fat-city places.. even if you chose a sub, their six inch ones, veggies piled high either in a flatbread or on a whole grain bread, are great choices.. are they following SOMEBODY"S example,MOM? emoticon

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A new start

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Five years ago this weekend, my Hubby and I bought our first (and last) home. This weekend, we bought a new mattress, a big cal-king, and all but finished putting together our bedroom. This seems to be a good weekend to start and finish new things. So my goal for this weekend next year is to be at a healthy weight, about 120-140 pounds lighter, and (hopefully) 10 sizes smaller. I am working at this goal by breaking it down into more manageable goals, 2 pound weight loss every week, and I get to treat myself with a non-food reward for every two goals met in a row. I'm allowing myself $5 for the treat, and for every 10 goals met in a row, I'm allowing myself $20.

Wish me luck!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 9/4/2012 8:53PM

    Great plan! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 9/4/2012 12:31AM

    I hope your program works for you! Keep on sparking!

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SHARPISTOL 9/4/2012 12:07AM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a good plan; and I love how you are making a lot of firsts, in your first home!

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