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turn the heat around.....

Thursday, July 12, 2012

(Now you are going to hear the Gloria Estafan song all day!!!)

I get a few hours to myself today! Frank is going to check on our employees and be a boss for a few hours and I get to do what I want!

I can go gambling, lay around my room and play on my tablet, make some work calls,


I can go to grab something to eat, and check out the gym and the hot tub.

I think I will do that and he will meet me back here for lunch and a few hours by the pool.

(Then maybe find a slot machine who will be good to me!)

Have a good day, peeps!

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RUNNER12COM 7/12/2012 3:18PM

    The gym and the hot tub? Suh-weet!

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TERRYT55 7/12/2012 3:18PM

    Hope you had a great time at the gym and that you found a slot machine that was good to you! You are one day closer to being home!

Have fun today

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/12/2012 2:47PM

    Have fun!

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AAAACK 7/12/2012 11:51AM

    *giggle* last time I was in Vegas in a hotel gym, some dude tried to pick me up. I'm not exactly pickup age, size, or marital status, so I was kinda weirded out. Then he wouldn't take no for an answer and security had to come escort him out - which was when I found out that the gym was wired with cameras and they'd been watching the whole thing. Then they stayed around to chat and informed me that nobody ever uses the hotel gym except an occasional businessman so they'd been watching my whole workout. O...K...So my Vegas hotel gym experience is forever embedded in my memory! I hope yours is simply fun, refreshing, and energizing.

Comment edited on: 7/12/2012 11:52:27 AM

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DAISY443 7/12/2012 10:50AM

    Enjoy, but HOT TUB?? Really?? lol

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/12/2012 10:43AM

    Enjoy your "you" time!!

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CALLIKIA 7/12/2012 10:43AM

    Have a good time!!

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TREASURINGLIFE 7/12/2012 10:36AM

    Enjoy the heck out of your "you" time!!! :)

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toooooo much

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Too much booze.
Too much heat.
Too much salty food.

I wanna go home! I'm sick of it here. I want to go home and cook my own food.and see my dog.

I am doing OK overall but doing the best I can in circumstances not in my control is wearing very thin!

We are gonna a be home Friday then I am leaving for a race in Medford, Oregon next Thursday. Gah!!!

Hanging in. Hope you are too!

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WILLPARKINSON 7/13/2012 10:20PM

    Wow. You get around. Um...I'm sure that's not going to come out like I meant it. Welcome home. Don't let the moss grow under your feet. (And travel safely.)

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CANNIE50 7/12/2012 2:46PM

    Travel is very challenging - I love it but I find it harder and harder to recover my balance after each trip, even those lasting a few days - clearly I need a new strategy. I hope today is fun and restful and less salty and boozy! I was thinking about you and I thought "I bet she misses Stitchy like crazy, and vice versa" and then I read this blog. That will be a sweet reunion. emoticon

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CALLIKIA 7/12/2012 8:29AM

    It's SO hard for me when things seem out of my control. Hope you get back your control (and your sanity *lol*) VERY soon! ;)

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You'll be home soon. Hang in there, love.

- Michelle

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DAISY443 7/12/2012 8:13AM

    117 degrees can't help your mood much! Hang in there, sometimes it is a lot of work to have fun!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/12/2012 7:07AM

    emoticon It has to be hard with all of those things going on, but tryo to focus on the fun and not what you "shouldn't be doing." You'll be home with stichey soon!

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TERRYT55 7/12/2012 3:29AM

    Oh, Jan.....home is always the best place for me too. I wish I had a magic wand so I could wave you home. Do your best.......Friday is getting closer by the second emoticon

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AAAACK 7/12/2012 12:21AM gotta leave home to get it, gotta go home to get rid of it. Meantime whaddya do to survive? I hope you find something fun until Friday. Hang in there! emoticon

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pick one

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Can you pick one or two today and complete it?

I'm going to.

I'm super happy with how yesterday went. I made good choices all day and I'm gonna do it again today! Gooooooooo ME!

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_CYNDY55_ 7/12/2012 12:19AM

    emoticonSkinny Rules!!!!!
Go to bed hungry!
Sleep right emoticon
Don't drink your calories emoticon
emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CANNIE50 7/11/2012 11:38PM

    I'm hungry and I am in bed, so there's that..... I am happy to hear you are feeling good about your choices while in "sin city" - very impressive.

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JEREMY723 7/10/2012 7:59PM

    Thanks for the list, it was hard to read but I think I made out most of it:)

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GETFIT2LIVE 7/10/2012 12:42PM

    Been reading that book, too. Good info--go you!

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CELLISTA1 7/10/2012 11:31AM

    I must be really skinny.

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TREASURINGLIFE 7/10/2012 11:06AM

    I'm gonna get rid of the white potatoes! :)

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TADTURC 7/10/2012 11:02AM

    Im choosing:

- Go to bed Hungry
- No carbs after lunch

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GOOSIEMOON 7/10/2012 10:51AM

    Great list of reminders! Thanks!


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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

    emoticon emoticon

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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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RUNNER12COM 7/9/2012 10:43PM


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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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