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Been Really Sick and Hurt My Back Last Sunday, After Core Yoga

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dear All,

Sorry I haven't been around. First, last Sunday, I hurt my back in the locker room after an awesome core yoga session. (Who does that?) My back is all better now.

Then, Monday through basically today, I have been in bed with the pukes. I wasn't getting much sleep, but last night, I actually slept through the night! I am taking really good care of myself, but my exercise has been on hold.

So, this morning, I am taking some Tylenol and going for a short walk. I'm bringing my husband and son along, in case I don't make it. Otherwise, things are awesome. I went to the doctor this week, and despite my expanding belly, my weight is the same. Hoozah!

Could use prayers for a special intention. :) I hope you all are awesome!

Better Goals:

(1) Make the best possible food choices and eat less processed carbs and refined sugars.
(2) Eat a balanced plate.
(4) Exercise at least 60 to 90 minutes, at least 5 times a week. (Today, walking)
(5) Spiritual Goal: Pray every day for 10 minutes/read scripture.
(6) Clean the house every day and stay moving. De-tech equal parts cleaning to watching Netflix.
(7) Work on novel, thinking or writing, every day. Finish first book by July 2014.

Current Habits:

(1) Supplements, fish oil (2), and fiber every day (1 capsule).
*(2) Work on evaluating life goals. (Enjoy your loved ones to the max.)
*(3) Get eight hours of sleep.
*(4) Move all day and play with my energetic son.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

68ANNE 7/19/2014 10:12PM

    Glad you're feeling better and back among SP people but the imp in me wants to know, are they going to drag you home if you don't make it? By the big toe or drag you by your hair, cave man style?

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/19/2014 9:00AM

    So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Praying for you! emoticon

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THIN133 7/18/2014 11:24AM

    Hope you are on the mend. So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. :( Take care of yourself ! Have a nice weekend.

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JLAMING263 7/18/2014 10:55AM

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Not Gonna Have That Awesome Summer Bod, But Am Having a Great Summer!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

This summer I have been really active, even though I am not getting to the gym as often as I would like. Even so, I gained weight, which may be because we have been traveling a lot and I need to eat less refined carbs, now that I'm eating fully vegetarian. (Yes, I eat my freggies.)

However, I am trying to simplify my eating plan. Counting calories doesn't seem to work for me, so I am trying to eat less processed foods and also get to the gym more often. I'm committed to attending two classes like yoga and pilates. Yoga especially, since it has a profound effect on my mood.

On the health front, I got some of my test results back, and it turns out that I am pre-diabetic. Even though I don't have to go on a diet, I feel like I need to make real changes and move more, which I have been doing. We are also integrating more exercise as a family, which helps. For example, we are about to go to the zoo, and I plan on chasing my kid (which has been a GREAT NSV. I can play tag for a good 20 minutes before I punk out).

Another great victory, and I think many of you can relate, is that I genuinely stopped hating my body and criticizing myself. That doesn't mean I don't want to be in better shape, but I've had it with the sh*tty attitude, which rears it's ugly head every now and then, like when I'm getting dressed in front of the mirror. How did this happen? I have no idea. I think I had to exorcise the idea that I was going to meet some ideal body, period, and say, "Enough is enough!" So there.

Well, I hope you all are well! We have been traveling a lot, and we have been de-teching as a family for a good chunk of the day, which is why I'm not on as often, but I send all my love and positive energy! Hope you all had a marvelous weekend!

Better Goals:

(1) Make the best possible food choices and eat less processed carbs and refined sugars.
(2) Eat a balanced plate.
*(4) Exercise at least 60 to 90 minutes, at least 5 times a week. (Today, cleaning and walking)
*(5) Spiritual Goal: Pray every day for 10 minutes/read scripture.
*(6) Clean the house every day and stay moving. De-tech equal parts cleaning to watching Netflix.
(7) Work on novel, thinking or writing, every day. Finish first book by July 2014.

Current Habits:

*(1) Supplements, fish oil (2), and fiber every day (1 capsule).
*(2) Work on evaluating life goals. (Enjoy your loved ones to the max.)
*(3) Get eight hours of sleep.
*(4) Move all day and play with my energetic son.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 12:47AM

    Sounds like a fun summer.

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DEB9021 7/8/2014 8:59PM

    Sounds like a great summer. We have been eating out too much this summer, also. I generally make pretty healthy choices when eating out but always have more than I would eat at home. The portion sizes just keep getting bigger and bigger!

Glad you are feeling good and cutting yourself some slack on the quest for an ideal body. There's just no such thing, I say. We can do a lot to feel healthy and energetic, but I think our bodies are somewhat predisposed as to size and shape. Not that you can't change it if you work hard enough, but it isn't worth going beyond healthy to get there. You have established a lot of healthy habits, and that's the important thing, not the number on the scale or the size on your clothing tag.

Keep up the great work!

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68ANNE 7/6/2014 8:25PM

    Remember
You love you, every time you see you,
every time!

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BMCOLLEY 7/6/2014 7:50PM

    Excellent! You are having a productive summer with exercise.

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THIN133 7/6/2014 5:03PM

    That's great you're having such a great summer ! Good job on eating better.its hard to lose weight when you're traveling alot. You will get it off ! That's great you are exercising more as a family ! That'll teach your son healthy habits & provide awesome family moments together. Hopefully with you on the healthy track ...The pre diabetes will just reserve itself. Have a great day !


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NANCYPAT1 7/6/2014 4:20PM

    Sounds like you have a plan and have made some awesome strides to making this work for YOU.

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KNEEMAKER 7/6/2014 1:38PM

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Going to a Yoga Class!

Friday, June 27, 2014

I am so excited! I am going to my first yoga class. It's just a trial, and I don't have the wherewithal for a new gym membership. Nevertheless, I am going to enjoy the experience!

But first, I have to kill this migraine and eat a light breakfast.

I hope you all try something new today.

(1) Make the best possible food choices and stop when full (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
(2) Add good things into your diet and eat healthy food you like.
(3) Exercise at least 60 to 90 minutes, at least 5 times a week. (Today, walking)
(5) Drink water. Lots and lots of water.
(6) Move all day and play with my energetic son.
(7) Spiritual Goal: Pray every day for 10 minutes/read scripture.
(8) Clean the house every day for an hour, dejunk if possible.
(9) Work on novel, thinking or writing, every day.

Current Habits:

(1) Supplements, especially iron and Vitamin D.
(2) Work on evaluating life goals. (Enjoy your loved ones to the max.)
*(3) Get eight hours of sleep.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 12:45AM

    Have fun. Love yoga.

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DEB9021 6/28/2014 6:59PM

    Hope your migraine disappeared! The one really tough yoga class I had involved too much hanging with my head upside down when I had a splitting headache. Made me queasy! But the headache did let up as I stretched and relaxed, so it was good before I left. Hope you enjoyed it! I will be going tomorrow.

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BABY_GIRL69 6/27/2014 5:05PM

    Great!! Have fun!

God bless,

Dee

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THIN133 6/27/2014 12:57PM

    Have fun at your yoga class ! Oh man ! Sure hope that migraine gets better ! Did you ever find out anything from the tests the dr.ran a bit ago ?

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PGHP31CK 6/27/2014 8:38AM

    Hoping your migrane eases, and that you enjoy your class!!

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ELRIDDICK 6/27/2014 7:43AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Great 5 K! (Well, great active day altogether.)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

More pictures are coming, but this was the first one we took.


More participants were at this walk than previous years: 5,000+





By the end of the walk, my husband and son had had a marvelous time! I was so moved by the commitment of so many young people to end hunger. One set of t-shirts said, "#1 Goal: 0% Hunger."





Yesterday, I also exercised a lot. We walked in the zoo and then, had a really active play time in the pool. There is also an amazing hot tub in this hotel, and I stretched my tired legs, and am surprisingly not tired today. I am starting to get excited about walking as opposed to just jogging because I get the same high from being out in nature. I am also really enjoying my pool time with my little son and hope to do open swim on a regular, now that I feel confident he won't drown wearing his life jacket. (I can't swim.)

On the consuming front, my vegetarian eating is going remarkably well! I am enjoying more vegetables and taking my supplements regularly. Now I'm working on making healthier choices and balancing that plate out so half of it is fresh fruits and veggies. You'll note I have eased up the the calorie tracking; mostly, that's because I'm under eating. My appetite goes from low to high, but somehow tends to be less than 1300 calories. I guess I'm listening to my body.

Well, that is all! I hope you all are having a marvelous weekend. As it turns out, we ended up not camping but enjoying Michigan City, IN. However, we are getting more activity in than hd we gone camping and have a pic nic planned after church.

This is turning out to be a magnificent summer!

(1) Make the best possible food choices and stop when full (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
(2) Add good things into your diet and eat healthy food you like.
(3) Exercise at least 60 to 90 minutes, at least 5 times a week. (Today, walking)
(5) Drink water. Lots and lots of water.
(6) Move all day and play with my energetic son.
(7) Spiritual Goal: Pray every day for 10 minutes/read scripture.
(8) Clean the house every day for an hour, dejunk if possible.
(9) Work on novel, thinking or writing, every day.

Current Habits:

(1) Supplements, especially iron and Vitamin D.
*(2) Work on evaluating life goals. (Enjoy your loved ones to the max.)
(3) Get eight hours of sleep.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 6/23/2014 9:29PM

    Sounds like so much fun.

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PGHP31CK 6/23/2014 9:46AM

    Sounds like a great weekend!!! WOOHOO!

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BABY_GIRL69 6/22/2014 4:47PM

    Glad you participated hunger is always one of charities.....

God bless, beautiful pics!

Dee

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DEB9021 6/22/2014 2:17PM

    Congrats on the 5k. Sounds like you had a great family experience! It's awesome when you can put family time and exercise time together! Way to go!

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SWEETNEEY 6/22/2014 12:11PM

    Congrats on the family 5k.

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THIN133 6/22/2014 10:22AM

    Beautiful family ! So glad you had a wonderful time at the 5K. Keep up the great work on eating well ! Hope you are feeling better ! Enjoy the rest of your weekend !

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First 5 K Tomorrow

Friday, June 20, 2014

I am really excited! I mean, I am not going to jog it, but I am excited to be doing the Chicago Hunger Walk with my family. My husband totally did not want to do it, but I argued that the more people participated, the more money we would get for the pantry. Now, I'm going to get my FB friends and family to sponsor me by July 14. I knew I had to get sponsors, but the lady organizing it said, "I'm more concerned about getting people to participate."

So, the migraines have eased up, but the weird symptoms have not. I won't get my blood work back until Monday because the doctor was out today. :( In the mean time, I am taking my iron pills and cod liver oil AND vitamin C. But, just in case, I am also taking my folic acid. However, I have lightened up and detached from this desire, as well as the weight loss goal.

But, I am starting to work out more. Today, I went for 45 minute walk, and next week, I start going to the gym again. All these migraines and puking business really brought me down, but I'm back up again.

Well, that is all. I'm actually really tired and need to rest up for tomorrow. I will try to take and post pictures. I certainly hope we all have a lot of fun.

  
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JUMPINJULIE 6/23/2014 9:28PM

    Have fun at your first 5K.

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LILLY_78 6/20/2014 9:24PM

    Have fun tomorrow! emoticon

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THIN133 6/20/2014 9:18PM

    Have fun tomorrow at your 5K ! Hope lots of people participate.Hope hubby is ok with it all by time tomorrow rolls around . Good job on getting back on track despite not feeling so hot lately :( .hopefully soon you will get your results back soon. Have a great weekend !

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