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Monday, July 09, 2012

Did I really just go for a brisk 20 minute walk while everyone was eating breakfast Bacon sandwiches? Did I mention I'm in las Vegas and it is 101 right now?

Did I really drink 2 bottles of water before 11 am?

Is my mojo coming back?

Stay tuned. I feel super hero Jan making her return!

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SWEDE_SU 7/11/2012 11:43PM

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CANNIE50 7/11/2012 11:39PM

    dust off that cape, honey

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GODIVADSG 7/11/2012 10:52AM

    emoticon Way to go! emoticon

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JENN03275 7/10/2012 7:09PM

    Woo Hoo!

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TARANITUP 7/10/2012 7:00PM

    Welcome back!

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BIGMAMAT 7/10/2012 7:03AM

    My Hero!!! emoticon

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BBECKER1955 7/10/2012 6:50AM

    Yea! emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 7/9/2012 8:42PM

    I think your "Mojo's" already back!!! Welcome back, MOJO!!!! Maybe tomorrow will Day 2 and you'll have a freakin' streak goin'!!!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 7/9/2012 5:28PM

    You rock!!

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DAISY443 7/9/2012 4:41PM

    Super hero Jan never left, she was just hiding her mojo!

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    I wasn't eating bacon. I was where all sane people are: In bed!

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CELLISTA1 7/9/2012 4:09PM

    Maybe it was someone who looked like you...

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/9/2012 3:52PM

    emoticon Have fun, keep cool!

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    Good for you lady! I am proud of you.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/9/2012 2:35PM

    It's a bird, it's a plane, NO, it's SUPER JAN!!! There's no stopping you now!

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    SWEET!!! Keep it up! Welcome back Mojo - please send a bit of your lovin' my way!!! :)

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Sunday check in

Monday, July 09, 2012

OK its Monday but I was traveling all day yesterday.

Last week, in discouragement, I decided I needed some accountability and support. I figured so did some of you so we agreed to have a Sunday check in and see how we are all doing, to support each other and what we can improve. Everyone is welcome to join in.

I still feel like I'm not on solid ground. I lost a few pounds last week but did not weigh before I headed down to Vegas for 4 days. It is ridiculously hot here so my goal this week is to limit sodium and stay hydrated. I'm going to try to get some form of exercise and I may be able to swim or hopefully do some dancing !

How is it going with you guys? What's working? What isn't? Words of advice?

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CANNIE50 7/11/2012 11:45PM

    I was traveling, also. I did fit in a run, which was great, and when eating at restaurants I was mindful of portions but I didn't make great choices, in terms of the foods I ate. I am fighting the urge to eat mindlessly and continuously - hmmmm, that seems to be a recurring theme. Oh, here is one for my plus column. I just checked the results from a 7 mile trail race I did. In my age group there were 40 women - I came in 19th out of the 40 women aged 50-54, so that is a nice little pat on the back. Keep up the h20 and the walking, Miss Jan - nice work, especially given the weather. I hope you enjoy the pool, also - I love a dip in the pool after a walk - extra refreshing.

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BIGMAMAT 7/10/2012 7:10AM

    Ok, It's Tuesday for me. Lol. (better late than never).

On the positive side, I have lost 20 pounds since April. My goal was 23 but I'll take it. July 7th was my goal date. Happy Birthday to me! emoticon

Now to ditch the birthday cake eating, and reach for the water. I am running a fever today? Not exactly sure, maybe a little virus of some kind. Not expecting anything spectacular this week.

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SLFRISBEY 7/9/2012 3:32PM

    I am traveling this week but I am determined to get in a cardio work out today, and some ST tomorrow morning and maintain that through the week. I already went over my carbs for today but I am going to eat well for dinner and start over tomorrow. It is all going to be ok! :)

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    I had a vacation week and apparently that meant go on an ice cream binge one day. I definitely did not eat the volume or the stuff I would have but was not on plan either and now I am back to normal life and feeling better about my eating again. I am not going to let a week be an excuse to give up anymore.

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/9/2012 1:27PM


Drank a lot of water
Portions in check for most days
More fruits and veggies

Improvements Needed:
Limit sweets and sugary drinks
More fruits and veggies to meals

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CELLISTA1 7/9/2012 1:08PM

    On the plus side:
Ate really well 6 out of 7 days.
Tried something new: rode a recumbent 3-wheel bike at the beach. This was big because I never learned to ride a bike as a kid and have been scared of bikes all my life. The funny part is that once I got going down the beach path, I realized I didn't know how to stop it. Instinct kicked in; I figured it out.

On the minus side:
Fit back into jeans that were too big (wrote a blog about it).
My left knee is complaining, sometimes loudly.

Suggestion to you: try something new this week. A new food, a belly dance class (you would be awesome at that), just something that goes on the plus side instead of the minus side. (That would apply to me too.)


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DAISY443 7/9/2012 11:50AM

    Lost a pound, but may have sweated it off camping in 100+ weather for 4 days! Did pretty well on nutrition except for 2 glazed donuts from the best Dutch bakery ever! Too much wine here, too! Drank lots of water, though! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/9/2012 11:22AM

    I've been stuck around the same weight for a month or more. I just came off a girls weekend, so I refused to get on the scale this morning. Too much food and wine makes the scale VERY unhappy. I think you've got a great plan. Limit sodium, bump up the H2O and exercise. I think I may be jumping on that bandwagon = ) Don't get discouraged, we're all in it together! *HUGS*

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4 th of july. i was a baddddddd girl!

Friday, July 06, 2012

OK since you begged, I decided to come clean. I walked the dog that morning, planned my whole eating day, and was good to go. BBQ at my house with lots of healthy choices.

Then 2 thing's happened.

1. One of our friends walked in with a chilled bottle of captain Morgan in one hand and a chilled bottle of a new rum called Kracken in the other.

He said we outta do a shot to try it out and of course, I thought, heck no! But my mouth said yes.
Then he said we should do a shot of Captain,. To see which was better. My mind said, oh HECK no! And my mouth said yes.

2. Then my best girlfriend, remember she had back surgery a few months back? Walked in and somehow everyone who walked in had to do a shot.
And we were off and running.

Laughing, talking, eating, I did pretty well on the food situation by the way, drinking, dinner, a water fight, fireworks and other mayhem ensued.

We had a blast. Finally after 10 hours of all this, I finally winded down and went to bed.

HUGE hangover yesterday. It am feeling better today thank goodness. I dont know what got into me but I had fun anyway.

Frank asked me about 8 times yesterday if I was hungover and I finally told him YES! STOP ASKING ME! You're making it worse!!! So he walked last night without me and I stayed home and recovered.

It was not my finest hour but I didn't misbehave, we all had a good time and that is that.

We are leaving Sunday early to go to Las Vegas to do a roof for our friends and will be back on Thursday. Don't forget to look for my Sunday blog to help keep each other you guys...jan

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/9/2012 10:05AM

    Sounds like you had an awesome time! My weekend revolved around wine, food, and oh ya, more wine... Had a blast and don't regret a thing. Life happens, you have to roll with it. Did I miss Sunday's blog ; p

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DAISY443 7/7/2012 6:09PM

    Been camping, been drinking lots of wine, will do better tomorrow. Short story, but almost all of us have been there! Enjoy Vegas! emoticon

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MAVERICK59 7/7/2012 1:18PM

    Life is supposed to have some fun down time.
I am sure your friends were delighted you joined in instead of voicing concerns over the calories in alcohol and damping their holiday fun.

Sounds like you managed the food well and had a great time.
Sorry about the hangover over though.
Be careful on the roof!

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    Meh, I thought it was going to be something amazing and stupendous, not just fun and carefree...well, minus the whole hangover thing.

Glad you had a good time. Sorry you had to pay for it later, though.

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LISALGB 7/7/2012 12:13AM

    Sorry about the hangover - but glad you had a good time with friends. And, I agree with Cellista1, at least you didn't overeat!! Pat yourself on the back for that.
See, you weren't a bad girl afterall!!

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CANNIE50 7/6/2012 11:23PM

    I thought of you, just now, when I saw an advertisement for the Captain, and, lo and behold I read this blog and find out the Captain has had his way with you, you naughty wench! emoticon aaaarrrrgggghhhhhh......

I had my way with angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream. My dear mother made it for me because she has been making me angel food cakes for my birthday for over half a century!

For some reason I find it funny that Frank kept asking you if you were hungover - usually a hangover is not too easy to hide. The only kinds of hangovers I get these days are food hangovers. I have to admit, they aren't fun but they aren't as punishing as booze hangovers - UGH. So, Vegas here you come! What's the plan, Jan? Walking the strip? (wait, that sounds bad, I meant for EXERCISE!) Showing buffets who the boss is? Drinking way more water than Captain Jack's or any of his evil relatives? I will check in with you on Sunday, for sure. emoticon

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CELLISTA1 7/6/2012 11:06PM

    Oy vey! But the booze didn't give you permission to overeat? I'd say that's a pretty positive side to it. We all have our weaknesses. I was attacked by Chinese barbecue duck.

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    Who can resist the Kracken? It happens, no drink a bunch of water with an emergen-C and tomorrow is a new day. I at 2 chorizo on the holiday and was upset at first but now I am over it. It is life. Hugs. Have fun in Vegas.

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just when i think i havent done much

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

My daughter showed me video today of our Hawaii vacation 6 years ago. I remember being in so much pain with my knee I could not take enough pain meds to stop it. I was miserable, in pain, fat and depressed. Seeing that today on film really encouraged me.

I have lost a lot of weight

I did get a knee replacement and can walk, not waddle now

I am physically active, happy and fairly energetic.

I have made progress!! When I started, progress not perfection was my motto. I think I gave myself a little too much permission , a little too much leeway.

Now, I am gonna be back to PROGRESS!!

For shock value, here you go....

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CLOVER2 7/6/2012 8:41PM

    Girl, you look incredible!!
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    Seriously, woman, you look totally hot, hot, hot! I love that belt, oh my to wear one of those again....some day. Have a wonderful weekend.

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SLFRISBEY 7/5/2012 8:53AM

    You are one hot mama!!! Look at the amazing progress you have made!!! This is a huge motivator for sure! :)

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BIGMAMAT 7/4/2012 4:25PM

    Awesome ! emoticon emoticon

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PAMATX 7/4/2012 3:10PM

    Fantastic!!! Here's to progress! Woohoooo!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 7/4/2012 1:04PM

    Wow lady! Amazing :)

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SARAWALKS 7/4/2012 12:03PM

    What striver said...what cellista said...yep the fridge is the place!
Jan, you are looking emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/4/2012 10:56AM

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STRIVER57 7/4/2012 8:46AM

    wow! is all i can say. yes you've made a lot of progress. and if you really want to, you'll make lots more. hugs from paris.

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    Amazing!! Great job!

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TERRYT55 7/3/2012 10:03PM look fabulous, Jan. Happy you are feeling so much better too.
You rock!

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GODIVADSG 7/3/2012 9:58PM

    You look fabulous!! Keep it going!!

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CELLISTA1 7/3/2012 9:37PM

    OK, gorgeous! In which photo do you look a) younger and b) sexier? These go on the fridge.

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DAISY443 7/3/2012 8:54PM

    You are amazing, inspirational and a great cookie maker!

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3G1RLS4ME 7/3/2012 8:53PM

    wow you do look better good job keep going

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/3/2012 8:21PM

    Wow! You certainly have changed and you obviously feel a lot better. Great!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/3/2012 8:15PM

    WOW! I can't believe that's you! ALWAYS go back and look at old photos. I only have a couple of me at my biggest and I have a copy on the fridge and one in my purse. I see them at the most perfect times too. You know, like going into the freezer ofr ice cream or reaching for my wallet when I'm out and want to get... well... ice cream, lol! You will get there, progress NOT perfection = )

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ALLISONAZ 7/3/2012 8:11PM

    Wow! Amazing progress! You look great now and I'm glad to hear that you feel better.

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    SEEEEE! That is why I told you to look back at photos. That is a very big difference. I am proud of you for coming so far and you can continue.

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NWFL59 7/3/2012 7:57PM

    Wow! You're doing terrific and look emoticon.
Your program is definitely working for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY14REAL 7/3/2012 7:40PM

    You're doing great! Keep it up! emoticon

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    emoticonyou look great keep up the good work it is working emoticon

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You are cordially invited.....

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Per my last blog, I need accountability, so I am assuming so do some of you.

I do not want to start a formal team but I'm thinking we can sign in here once a week and just let each other know how we are doing or what we need help with.

Anyone want to join me?

How about Sunday evenings?

It might keep us all in check a little bit on the weekend and we can state weight loss, non scale victories, encourage each other, ask for help, confess our sins or whatever is going on that is helping us with our goals or keeping us from them.

Maybe we can do a team down the road but I prefer informal, just dropping in for a chat.

I will create a blog on Sunday and start with that.


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BIGMAMAT 7/4/2012 4:31PM

    I'm in. Walking right along with you! emoticon

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GODIVADSG 7/3/2012 10:02PM

    I am in... I got took the time today to read!! And not a self help book either!!

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DAISY443 7/3/2012 1:27PM

    I'm in-Something good-going camping in 100 plus degree weather!

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KKINNEA 7/3/2012 1:23PM

    Great idea!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/3/2012 12:15PM

    Of course I'm IN!!! Something good... the rain stopped = )

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CELLISTA1 7/3/2012 11:31AM

    Oh, you had to say TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD! I saw Chaka Khan at the Bowl a week ago and couldn't get that song out of my head for 3 days! Finally, it went away.
Til now..............

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/3/2012 10:57AM

    I am in.

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/3/2012 10:52AM

    Sounds good! Accountability is key for me.

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PJH2028 7/3/2012 10:52AM

    I LOVE this idea!!! Accountability is key... and me myself and I aren't making the grade alone with the keyboard these days. Count me in for Sunday!! THANK YOU!

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SLFRISBEY 7/3/2012 10:39AM

    sounds fun! Lord knows I need alot of help with this and weekends are my downfall.

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