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Ode to.......

Thursday, September 06, 2012

When I awaken in the morning,
I slide into you,
Hoping for a few stolen moments alone, together, just you and me

You fit me like a glove, no, a warm loose sweater,
A thousand comforts and memories,
Woven together.

And the day begins and we are ripped apart,
But the joy of knowing we will be together,
Later, is something to look forward to.

No constraints, just sweet softness and total acceptance.
You hold my darkest secrets and know me intimatly,
Everyone knows that when they see me in the evenings
They will see you first.

Oh how I wish we could spend each and every day together!
But that is not acceptable in today's society.
Maybe someday, but not now. Not yet.
But I have hope.

I am happy with the few hours we share.
I am never happier than when I am with you, except maybe when we bring in
That extra special "other' slippers.

Oh how I love you, my pajamas. I am yours and you are mine. Forever.

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LISALGB 9/7/2012 8:18PM

    Love it!! There is nothing like pajamas!!

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JITZUROE 9/7/2012 6:13PM

    Umm, hello my name is Bren and I sport my jammies the SECOND I walk through the door!!!

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TADTURC 9/7/2012 10:49AM

    I'd swear this was written for my mom. She's retired and if she doesnt have anything to do, she'll hang out in her pj's all day. Love it!

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DAISY443 9/7/2012 9:38AM

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CANNIE50 9/6/2012 11:26PM

    And here I thought you weren't a jammie girl. My bff and I tend to text each other with questions like: "it is 7pm, it is still light out, is it too early to put on jammies?" (the consensus is NO, not too early). Ironically, I never leave my pajamas on in the morning - I get dressed immediately, usually in exercise gear first, since I tend to have early morning fitness dates. But, as fall and winter come calling, so too does the urge to put those cute comfy jammies on earlier and earlier. Once, when my brother and his family were staying with us over Christmas, he accused me of being a bad influence on his wife because it was dinnertime and we were both jammied up! Loved your ode to pajamas and will be sharing it with my jammie loving best friend who, while normally very stylish, has been known to make a quick trip to the grocery store in her jammies, only to discover that not only were they on inside out, in one instance they were backwards! Needless to say, I take great pleasure in reminding her of this emoticon Go get those pj's on Mama-girl, I'm not far behind....

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KAYE454 9/6/2012 11:17PM

  Great said blog

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any of you ladies ever tried amberen?

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I just ordered a 90 day supply. Yea, I'm desperate. This whole menopause/Peri menopausal thing is making me nuts. I was 1 month shy of of full menopause. Now, my hormones are crazy, I can't sleep, I'm bitchy, I have other issues that I'm just sick of and I believe it is not allowing me to lose weight ( even when I am not binging on cookies!)

Let me know if you have tried amberen and I will give an update after I complete my first 90 day course of it..

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CELLISTA1 9/7/2012 12:09AM

    Rgggg, you're not listening to me! Chinatown! You don't believe it?

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    Nope...never heard of it. I just suffered through (and made my poor DH suffer with me) and stopped. I get a twinge every so often, but not like I was. The other side of this is great. Isn't that sort of what you commented on my blog today, totally different subject? :)
The other side better be worth it!

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BIGMAMAT 9/6/2012 12:48AM

    Hum... Never heard of it. I do know that there have been a lot of studies on the effect of homone regulation on weightloss or the lack there of... Keep us in the loop.

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CANNIE50 9/5/2012 9:50PM

    No, so I am curious as to how it goes - you are the official menopausal guinea pig, Mama Girl. I do a hormone replacement therapy patch, and another hormone that I take each night (which makes me sleepy and, since insomnia is an issue, that is a nice side effect). I hate to tell you this, but you do know that exercise is one of the best antidotes for menopausal symptoms, right? I don't mean a bit of exercise, either - hard, sweaty (easy to do, given hot flashes), regular exercise. It has made the biggest difference for me. Menopause is tough, we are tougher. Sweaty emoticon

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AAAACK 9/5/2012 11:23AM

    What do you mean 1 month shy of full menopause? Is there a way to tell? I'm just starting my journey, and so I'm not totally sick of it yet (it's not comfortable, but I haven't gotten too much weirder...yet). But I'm curious how you know you're 1 mo shy of the end?
I realize I'm not helping you at all with the amberen question, but I'm certain someone out there will know.
Hope today brings you a bit of relief.

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Things I am going to do right this week

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

1. Meal plan and grocery shop

2. Complete week 1 of "running a mile straight"
(Please keep in mind I never wanted to run, I still don't and with my knees, I am not sure I can run but I am going to give it hell then decide after the first week. Frank is doing it with me because he is awesome like that).

3. I am NOT baking anything and I have no parties or other sidetrack-y things this week so I WILL stay on plan.

4. I am going to fan the flames of my spark.

5. I am going to lose a pound. I am going back to my small steps mentality that lead to losing the first 70 pounds.

What are you going to do right this week?

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THREEE 9/8/2012 6:00PM

    i so love reading that you keep at are an inspiration...which you must be able to tell from all of your comments after you blog...i hope to be able to keep finding your inspiration as i continue(sporadically) my journey...thanks, kiddo emoticon

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DAISY443 9/6/2012 7:52AM

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BIGMAMAT 9/6/2012 12:45AM

    Lovin your list Mama. emoticon How is the meal planning going? I am counting down the days until I can have everything put away/fixed and I can meal plan again. (I also need to coupon and stock up). Its very difficult to prepare a good meal when your pots and pans are still in your livingroom. lol..

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SOON2BSMALL1313 9/5/2012 10:48AM

    thats a great plan I hope you succeed this week :)

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GODDREAMDIVA1 9/5/2012 10:47AM

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/5/2012 9:57AM

    Awesome Mama!!!

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    Word up sassy pants! Kick bootay!

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    I'm with you- back to what worked, log my food, be reasonable with my expectations, stay on plan.

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CANNIE50 9/4/2012 7:48PM

    So, how goes it, Mama? I already know you are eating a good breakfast. I love your "run a mile" goal. May I suggest that when you get home after running a mile (which I already know you will do - if it feels too hard, don't stop just slow waaaayyy down, trust me on this) come home and ice and elevate your knees. I use frozen bags of peas when my knees ache. They are perfect for this. I certainly would never eat frozen peas because I find them repulsive emoticon I am late checking in but I can tell you I am doing great with exercising, and just okay with food. Just now, I broke a crown while eating a #$#@ing Tootsie Pop. How flipping stupid is that? A Tootsie Pop costs 50 cents plus $500 for the crown repair. They aren't even that good! Sheesh. I feel like an I D I O T. emoticon

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MOMMY445 9/4/2012 1:06PM

    those sound like great plans! you can do this! you are worth it!

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JITZUROE 9/4/2012 12:16PM

    I am sending you good vibes to get through that mile run! You can do it! Be sure to thank your knees afterwards : )

Let's see, I am going to try to lose a pound too along with you!
That entails eating well and not caving in to my inner Pig Pen.


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SLFRISBEY 9/4/2012 11:35AM

    Great plans! I am going to do something similar... meal plan, bring lunch to work and hit the work out plan. Too bad I have already talked myself out of working out so far. IT WILL HAPPEN though!

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    The first thing you did right was to make a list of the things you are going to do right!

Make Today a Great Day!

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Sunday check in#8

Monday, September 03, 2012

Wow, 2 months have gone by since we started the check in...

Have you made progress?
What progress do you want to see 4 weeks from now?

I have lost a few pounds since starting the check in and have decided to do the walk 4 minutes, jog 1 minute intervals during this week and see how my knees hold up when Frank and I walk stitchy in the evenings. I should have a good idea by the next check in whether I can go to week 2 of the training to run a mile. I am encouraged by all the small steps that have gotten me where I am now and the knowledge that I don't have to go BIG to get results and make some progress. My goal for next week is to lose a pound. Just one. That's it.

Talk to me....

This was in interesting week. I binged on cookies then yesterday rowed down a very slow rolling river for over 6 back and arms were screaming but since I am a bad ass, I kept rowing and probably burned off those cookies! We had a good time. it was a lot of work.

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CELLISTA1 9/4/2012 11:14AM

    Biggest progress step: packing lunches to take to work. I used to eat out EVERY DAY! Saving calories and dollars these last two weeks.

Bad idea: taking my aunt to a deli and then going to a neighborhood BBQ. Involved more meat in one day than in the entire last month.

Goals for the week: starting back up with Pilates, continuing to take lunches. I would like to lose ONE POUND too. That means I actually have to sweat, and I will do it!

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MT-MOONCHASER 9/3/2012 8:11PM

    Made a bit of progress. Upped my exercise minutes (probably a one-time deal of mowing my yard), lost one pound.

Goal -- lose another pound, dig up some chokecherries and transplant some lilac bushes.


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1000 calories for the last 2 days

Friday, August 31, 2012

In cookies.

Yea. I'm weak. And ridiculous.

But they are gone now so I will not have an extra 1000 calories in cookies tomorrow.

Back to reality. I used to be so happy in cookie land. Now I just feel weak and fat and gross and rebellious and dumb. I don't like feeling this way so I am gonna leave it behind and hope the next time cookie land calls, I have the strength to put it on ignore.

I just wasted a week of hard work. Why does my mouth feel like its worth it when my brain and my heart KNOWS its not? Don't even get me started on what my stomach has to say.

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BLUENOSE63 9/3/2012 4:33PM

  Trust aren't alone -- I haven't met a cookie i didn't like! So here's the thing when you set out your calorie count for the day, leave space for one or two cookies. Don't beat yourself up too much. 2 weeks ago I ate 6 tbpsns of nutella and tried to justify it as "protein".

Did you know that in order to gain 1 lb, you would have to eat 3500 in that day? did you also know that Caloric cycling keeps your metabolism on its toes and as long as you don't fall off your wagon more than 2 days in a row, you should be fine" These facts are from a trainer I know.

Cheryl in Ottawa emoticon

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XHENA16 9/3/2012 12:58AM

  That is okay...just get up, dust yourself off and get back on your bike and ride. Don't beat yourself up...these things happen and you have so many victories under your belt, these cookies pale in comparison. Forward march!! emoticon

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CANNIE50 9/1/2012 12:48AM

    emoticon oh, i have sung the cookie blues myself, too many times. No matter how good, the cookie hangover is not worth it. I haven't o.d.'d on cookies for awhile. Actually, I find cookie dough more dangerous than baked cookies! I don't have cookies, or cookie dough, around my house very often. I just don't want to expend the amount of mental energy it takes me to resist eating too many of those little sugar bombs - it's not worth it to me. I don't know how you resist as much as you do, actually, between all the baking projects and your bakery-girl. I would be in a sugar coma with all that temptation around me. I do okay at restaurants, and can resist a lot of stuff when I shop, but at home I want to let my guard down - I don't want all that sugary temptation lying around, whispering my name seductively.....
Good for you for owning up. And, honestly, I am so glad to hear you ate 1000 calories of cookies rather than 1000 calories, period. I am thinking of you, Mama girl. PS I wanted to go to Starbucks today. Payton told me "those cake pops aren't doing you any favors, Mom. I want to coach you to be healthier, but you need to listen to me. I'm trying to help you out." Guess what? I listened. No Starbucks, no chai tea, no cake pops. Shall I send Payton to your house for awhile? He will whip you into shape emoticon emoticon

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OJIBWEEQUAY 8/31/2012 8:56PM

    I am right there with ya MAMA! We got this! Lets kick our habits!!! xoxo

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/31/2012 4:34AM

    I just had the same experience with a bag of marshmallows. Still feeling a bit disgusting.
But let's put it behind us and start again right now : )

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SH9719 8/31/2012 12:38AM

    It called the cookie magnet. I used to justify cookies since I did not eat candy. It is not the cookies fault. It is the quantity of cookies fault. I decided that instead of cutting my hand off I would just not have cookies in the house and made my family (which is now down to my son and I) suffer through a cookie desert. Now I just do not stop at 7/11 for my cookie fix. The fact that you recorded and know the damage is a food sign. This is a record of your extra calorie affair. I think you just have to find substitutes. I just went upstairs and scarfed a nectatine. Very sweet and 60 calories. Good luck. Do not let the cookie monster get you!!!!!!

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SHARPISTOL 8/31/2012 12:35AM

    I do that, at times; however, I always make sure that I absorb the calories into my calorie count for the day; where I just have to go without, in the other foods (although a lot more nutritious), if it will take me over my allowed calories intake, for the day. And, boy, do I drink lots of water because of feeling hungry. This take a lot of will power in itself. How did the cookies get into your house, in the first place? #Just wondering.

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JO88BAKO 8/31/2012 12:35AM

    I totally understand the way you feel. I'm right there with you. I love cookies too. I have eaten way to much other stuff too. Tomorrow is a new day, a new beginning. Lets try and make good choices, 1 at a time. You can do it!!

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