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tuesday-playing catchup

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

good morning all. today as i sit here ready to blog i notice how busy i've been. i haven't let anyone know how i did at weigh-in. though i know my feed did it for me. i lost 2 lbs for those who didn't or really didn't care to know. my week has been so busy i haven't had time for much. i've worked daily and haven't had a day off in 8 days. now i'm off and here i sit at 3:13 in the morning and i can't sleep.

i have so much to do today and i really need to rest. i have a eye appointment and then i'm off to the grocery store. oh what fun. but that is life. and i'm ready to embrace it for all it is worth. as i have been blessed for another day.

our church was robbed saturday morning early and they took everything. and when i say everything i mean right down to the spray scents in the restrooms. man some people have nerve. but in the end i guess the devil will do what the devil will do. we did recover the air conditioner but the amps and such are long gone. we will continue to pray for the lost souls who felt it neccasary to steal from the house of the lord. where oh where has things gone so wrong?

i have been getting my walks in early in the mornings now and i love it. it is quiet and peaceful, cool, and just gets my day off to a wonderful start. i haven't missed a day and i even find time to get my strength training in. i have come so far in this journey not only in weight but in heart that i can't wait for the next discovery. as i learn new things about myself and my world i embrace each new day with a sense i just didn't have before. i'm more sure of myself, more energetic, and just plain more happy. i'm a better person all around. if you don't think getting healthy will do anything for you, you are greatly mistaken.

as i have rambled on here i want to say thank-you for listening/reading my blog. i really had not one thing to type about but a few and i want to wish all a blessed day. michelle.


last chance day upon me...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

wow i can't believe i haven't blogged since monday. i just noticed that when i sat down to do this one. well i have had a wonderful week. where last week i was being plagued with problems this week is the total opposite....all is good in my world right now. i'm so full and happy i can't almost stand myself...

i've started my walking in the mornings before i get ready for work as the weather here is horrible. it is about 99* daily with no rain. heat index is 110*. so walking during the day is out. i've come to enjoy my mornings on the road with just me and my pups and my thoughts. clears your head and gets you pumped for the day ahead.

my son finally got a job after a year, and that is no small feat for him. i love my son don't get me wrong, but he lost his way some time ago and getting back has been a long road for him. he still has a ways to go but he is much closer to the son i raised than the one from the streets. but that is a story for another time. most of it i would rather forget, but as with many things in life they are also lessons learned.

so i most say in closing that things are going well here in the alexander household. bills paid, food aplenty, gas in vehicles. things are looking up for us. now don't get me wrong, i struggle daily, we live on a very strict budget but i'm learning to see the good in all things and right now in this messed up world i'm happy to have the comforts of a home much less anything else.

so remember you will get there from here, and don't rush this journey. it is best taken one minute, day, and week at a time. learn and live. michelle.

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EUROGAL 6/29/2009 10:51AM

    I am so glad to hear things are going well.

Great news about your son. Hope things continue on a nice even keel for you.


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TERESA6262 6/25/2009 9:19AM

    The son gone astray theme seems familiar with more than you Michelle! I'm glad things are good. Your perpective reminds of what Paul said, "In whatever state I'm in, I'll be content" I guess he knew that REAL happiness doesn't depend on your circumstances, but on bigger truths. I hope your weigh is a "good-un!"

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LAURAK1993 6/25/2009 9:09AM

    Glad to hear that everything is going well, especially with your son. I'm waiting for the day mine turns his life around for the better.

Hope you have a great weekend!


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PVILLELADY 6/25/2009 7:42AM

    Thanks for reminding me to count my blessings!


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monday....i survived the weekend...

Monday, June 22, 2009

i think i have got it now....i survived the weekend. stayed at points both days. now that doesn't happen often on weekends. i stuck with my plan and had a very nice time at a cookout yesterday. i guess it is just all in moderation.

i was baptized saturday evening and also my daughter. it was wonderful. for the first time in my life i feel a part of something bigger than even i could have imagined. thanks sp for giving me the courage to strive for more in my life. not only in weight loss but in all aspects. i just tell myself if i can do this i can do anything.

so on to monday. i have a long week ahead. i have to work this next weekend and that means no rest for me till next tuesday. oh well i can and will succeed. we do what must be done to survive in this world gone crazy.

so remember one minute, day, or week take it slow and steady. have a wonderful day all. michelle. emoticon

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BIZEEMOMTO3 6/22/2009 10:02AM

    Congratulations on your baptism!

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NAHNITA 6/22/2009 9:55AM

  Weekends are my challlenge too! I have 3 days weekends and they are always full of temptation.. During the week i do pretty well because I have scheduled breaks and we are not allowed to have food on the warehouse house floor... and the breaks are only 2 twenty minute ones... but nights and weekends... those are definitley my weak times!! emoticon

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friday and weigh in

Friday, June 19, 2009

well i stayed the same this week. am i upset? no way...that means i did something right. can't wait for next weigh in. my plan is for one pound, but we all know how that can go. my points on weight watchers has changed also. with my loss i get less now. so i have a wonderful week ahead to figure this out. i've pretty much stayed on track all week so i think i will be fine. i'm not eating potatos like i once did, which i know on occasion are good for you, i just don't seem to have a taste for them anymore. i love veggies and seem to upped that part nicely. i don't really need chocolate, but i love salt and crunchy. have fourn sun chips to hit the spot and they are actually good for you, that is if eaten properly. i'm learning balance with food, snacks, and exercise. thank you sp for the encouragement and giving my plenty of tools to work with for free. especially in this new economy we have going on. so till next time i wish all a good day and remember one minute, one day, and one week is all you need to succeed.

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WILLOWWINDS 6/20/2009 10:35AM

    Wow That was so freshing to hear. emoticon

I too like Sun Chips. They have all different flavors now.
I also found some cheese curls that have a bunch of multigrain and fiber in them.
Taste good but need a drink with them. ha! dries out your mouth or something.
Which is good I guess cause #1 drink more water and #2 I don't eat as many.

With the economy we have switched to going to produce stands every 2-3 days. This way I don't have any veggies or fruit going bad. I am so addicted to fresh veggies and fruit now.

*whispers* ssshhh don't tell my DH. I am been trying to get him to eat better. emoticon

Have a Wonderful Day!

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thursday, last chance day for me.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

here i am facing another weigh in day. i have to confess they don't mean the same to me as they once did. oh don't get me wrong i still weigh in regually, and sometimes more than is reccommended but since i hit the much dreaded plateau and just kind of hung on there for a bit. it took the thrill of my weigh ins right away. now i close my eyes, hold my breath and say a small prayer. sometimes it works ( week before last i lost 2.8lbs) and sometimes it doesn't( this past week i gained 2 lbs.)

any work that needed doing this week to ensure a loss i may not have done. so here i sit looking over my week and wondering. i ate right daily and kept the nutrition tracker busy this week. i count points for weight watchers but this week i did both to see how i fall. i also got my walks in but not my evening one. sorry guys it has been 99* and hotter here and even in the evenings i just don't have the strength to do it. i don't think my little dogs could take it. (my chihuahuas that is, not my feet)

so i will hope the food planning paid off some. i'm over half way to my goal and i'm doing fine. i can't honestly believe i've lasted this long. i never have before. and when i want to quit, i just can't seem to. i head to the foods i need, not want, and i exercise when really i just want to rest. heck maybe now this is a lifestyle to me and not much of a diet anymore. don't get me wrong i still eat the wrong foods on occasion, just not everyday.

so i will end this blog with my usual....we can get there from here and this is a journey best taken one minute, day, and week at a time.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 6/18/2009 8:52AM

    I will cross my fingers that your weigh-in and hard worked paid off. Maybe the 2 lbs gained were in muscle and now that the muscle is relaxed, you will show a loss.
One second at a time, one minute, one hour and one day at atime...hope it works.

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