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No appetite, weak legs, and booting my hubby

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I am feeling drab again today. I think it has something to do with the 4 inches of snow we got last night. I just feel so weak and tired. I only did 15 minutes of cardio. I WILL do more later, but I am disgusted with myself. I know my legs feel weak because my TOM is Monday, but I also know that I HAVE to burn 1407 more calories for the week. If I can't sit and do an hour I will have to do it in 15 minutes intervals.

I'm not looking forward to the weekend. The inlaws will try to get us to comeover to there house, but Gord doesn't want to. He is still worn out from all the overtime and just wants it to be us this weekend. He can't tell his mother that though. Instead he says things like "for sure" to placate her. Then she says to come at a certain time and he tells her he didn't say we were coming. He needs to say up front how about next weekend instead. He won't though. He gets four days off over the long weekend so we will have plenty of time to visit them and still have time for ourselves. Sometimes I want to give Gord a kick in the butt with a frozen boot! I don't understand why he can't tell her next weekend. What is the big deal? I know she doesn't shut up until he says yes, but he needs to be firm. Gord wants to go for a drive over the weekend. I can't get too excited about it when the weather is still bad. It would be different if we could go for a picnic, but obviously we can't.

I don't feel like eating today at all. Usually I am famished this time of the month. Maybe I will be tomorrow. All i had for breakfast was a fibre bar. I haven't even thought about lunch and dinner. I have been making impossible cheeseburger pie for myself on teh nights I make something for the rest of the clan that I don't want. I have really been enjoying it. Sometimes I will make myself some mexirice that I love as well. I need to eat the food I like or I will be bingeing every day. I have cut down on the coke. I was having one can a day, but every once in a while I skip a day. I need to stop buying it then I can't make excuses.

Does anyone have Kodak EasyShare? Its a camera program. It worked fine on our old computer but I have never been able to make it work on Vista. I've been to the site and followed their direction, but still it freezes. I have been using the built-in program to print off pictures but it won't allow me to put different pictures on one page. It will allow several of the same picture, but not a variety. Maybe there is another program out there somewhere.

  
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KEEPSAKES66 4/3/2009 6:06AM

    Did you check the Koda website? they should have an update for vista you can download. Inlaws are a tough one. My husband will drop everything for his Dad, who is never there for him. but it is stil his parent.... emoticon

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JUSTLOLLY 4/2/2009 3:26PM

    {{HUGS}} to you - I understand the baditude when it comes to weather! My Hubs acts the same way when it comes to his mother - it's frustrating!!! I have Kodak Easyshare as well - and had to quit using it when we switched to our new computer - darn - gives me a new reason to need a new camera! :) Hope you have a great night! (It's Friday Eve!!!)

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FLOWERSROAD 4/2/2009 2:53PM

    Even though my in-laws are trolls I don't have to see them as much as you see yours. But then my kids are grown and my husband will go visit them himself and I stay home alone, saving my sanity.

Vista is an odd animal. I was having lots of crashes when I was online. I upgraded to the newest version of IE and now I'm fine. I use the Kodak software but have not had problems. I don't print my photos at home, I upload them to Kodak and order prints so I don't know if the problem you are having is with the software itself or if it is a compatibility issue. If it were me, I would uninstall the version you have and then download the newest version from their website. Go to the help center tab on the Kodak.com website and you'll be able to find it. Be sure to click VISTA in the dropdown menu box so you get the right version.

Forgive my grammar.

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MOMOF6BOYS 4/2/2009 2:46PM

    BIG emoticon Taking a break once in awhile, especially when our body aches and trying to tell us something, is a good thing to do! Relax a little and see if that helps...focus on something else other than your workouts and in laws ~ take a deep breath! I hope you get to feeling better...

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GRAPEVINE60 4/2/2009 2:07PM

    Sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves. If you are feeling low today, try a little more cardio, and if it doesn't motivate you to do more, then make yourself busy with other things. As much as it pains me to say this, we can change our husbands. I know I've tried. There is nothing we can do to make them stand up to their husbands. We just have to deal with it as best we can. I hope your day gets better.

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GOING2LOSENOW 4/2/2009 2:03PM

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WYOWILDDEE 4/2/2009 1:55PM

    emoticonHope you find your energy! The days like that are the hardest. I don't know about the Kodak share but could you use one of the other picture share programs? I know there are a few out there. Best wishes! emoticon

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A joke to lighten the day.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A Newfie (named Gerard ) was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. 'I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds.'

When the Newfie returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 60lbs!

'Why, that's amazing!' the doctor said, 'Did you follow my instructions?'

The Newfie nodded...'I'll tell you though, Lord thunderin' Jesus, I t'aut I were going to drop dead on dat 3rd day.'

'From the hunger, you mean?' asked the doctor.

'No, from the darn' skippin'



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PS A Newfie is what Canadians call a person who lives in Newfoundland, Canada

  
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KEEPSAKES66 4/3/2009 5:52AM

    Tha's cute- that's what i need a "skipping day!" emoticon

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MOMMA48 4/1/2009 9:03PM

    Love it! You should share that one with our "Stressed Out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy" under our joke, inspiration and quote post -- they'd love it! Thanks!!!

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SLENDERELLA2010 4/1/2009 8:28PM

   

hahahaha...I was a little slow on the uptake, but once I got it, it was funny!
Thanks!

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LADY_DONKEY 4/1/2009 6:56PM

    ROFLMBO!!!!
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Evaluating my program thus far

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I just typed out a long blog and it disappeared. How frustrating.

I am amazed how my mood and motivation has returned after a rough few weeks. I am feeling much stronger now. I have been "sparking" since Jan 1 so that makes three months. Usually I give up about now, but not this time. I was hoping to lose 10 pounds a month, but that hasn't happened. I am down 25 which is great and wonderful, but its not 30. I haven't noticed alot of change in my body. My shirts are longer now. I am still wearing the same clothes but now they are less snug. My waist is only down my 3 inches. I know 3 inches is nothing to sneeze at, but my stomach has never been my problem area until about the last 6 years so it is frustrating. I don't like tight things against my belly so I haven't started wearing smaller pants. I know I would feel better about myself if I was wearing different clothes. I keep catching glimpses of myself in the mirror and thinking I look pregnant. I know the belly will shrink when it is good and ready. The funny thing is that the main spot I notice the change is my fingers. Weird huh? I have had to stop wearing my family ring and I will soon have to stop wearing my wedding ring. I will get them refitted when I reach my goal. Until I can wear my wedding ring again I will have to carry a sign that reads "Back Off, I'm Married" to keep all the men away. LOL

I haven't done any cardio today. I had to get groceries and going to town always messes up my day. I have another hour before the kids get home so I will be able to squeeze some in. I have been doing pretty well with my food choices this week. My protein has been low which I am trying to improve. On the weeks where I have a lower calorie range (weeks I do less cardio) I have a hard time fitting protein in. With so few calories available its hard to eat things I don't like as much. Everyone says protein fills you up and makes you feel full longer, but I don't get that from protein. I feel full from carbs. Next week I will probably be sticking at 5000 calories burned since it will be TOM and I don't really feel like working really hard then. 5000 is lots. It kills me doing it, but on 5000 I can only eat about 1400 calories. After a few weeks at 1700 - 1800 it is hard to go back down. At the higher range I can have the occasional "bad" food and still be within my range. I can't do that on 1200 or 1400. I am not worrying too much about it right now. I am telling myself that I am 25 pounds lighter than when the year started and that is great. If I don't reach my goal by November 10th I will still be happy about the smaller me. Now if I keep telling myself that maybe I will stop beating myself up so much.

  
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CHUBERASER 4/2/2009 11:33AM

    See what a motivator you are?! You are doing great! And, 25 pounds in three months is awesome! Next week I will weigh in and it will be exactly three months and I know it won't be 25 like you...but I'm happy I'm losing!

Keep up the good work...and I'm glad you are feeling better!

Deb

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TODDSGIRLPATTI 4/1/2009 7:17PM

    I totally support you in your goals!!! You are doing great!! I have lost 27 as of this morning and I took my ring in to have it done because I can't not wear mine, but I am with you there!! Everything is fitting better OR way too loose!

Anyways, the reason I am leaving a comment is because you have motivated me to do more exercise today! I did 35 minutes and I need to try to do at least 30 more, if not more. So, thanks!! emoticon

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KEEPSAKES66 4/1/2009 5:11PM

    You are doing great! Next time you are at the grocery strore stack 25 packages of butter together- and just marvel that in just 3 months you have lost all that! that is how much my 1 year old grandson weights- so yay you! You've lost a one year old's weight in just three months_ that is awsome!!!!!!
I know what you mean about the ring size- mine are loose too- and I keep getting told I have lost weigth in my face ( I guess my head was noticable fat- either that or I will end up looking like one of those cartoon characters whith the skinny head and big body (gasp- that vision almost has sent me running to taco bell!)
So be PROUD of your accomplishments and don't be too hard on your self, you will looose the rest if you keep it up!!! I'm cheering for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Yummy, blah, ugh and ack

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I just finished my lunch and it was so yummy. I want more, but I need to restrain myself. I had some noodles with lite creamcheese, parmesan and italian seasoning. I also had some carrots and dip. It was so good.

I am feeling more positive today. Weird since TOM is getting nearer and nearer. I have done 75 minutes of cardio so far today. That is probably all for today unless I suddenly get energetic. Today is my day off from strength training. I really need to work on my belly more. It just doesn't want to shrink. I have added a fibre substitute to my diet. I have constipated for about a month now so I am giving it a shot. In the past, I would only get constipated when I wasn't eating enough, but I have been eating lots. For the last month I have aimed for 1700 - 1900 cals per day, but this week I am shooting for about 1400 since I am doing less cardio. I also take a calcium sub. since I am lactose intolerant , but I haven't figured out how to add that to my tracker. I actually got some sleep last night!!!!! I fell alseep about 8:15 so I missed "Dancing with the stars". I think I will survive though.

It snowed again and is supposed to snow again tonight. I'm thinking about building an igloo. LOL

My inlaws have two huge dogs that are really hyper. They don't control them at all. Anyway, my 6 year old is afraid of them. I mean really afraid. He loves other peoples dogs and I know its the lack of control that is causing the problem. I was sitting with him and he could hear them bark in the other room. I placed my hand onto his chest and I couldn't believe how fast his heart was beating. The inlaws can't understand his fear. They try to push the dogs on him even though we have told them to stop. MIL keeps saying that if they give him "kissees" he will like them. Well, he thinks its disgusting when they slobber all over him. We just can't seem to get through to them about his fear and how they need to back off until he is ready. My oldest son was riding his bike down the road (four years ago) and was attacked by a dog. The dog wouldn't let go of Ryans leg and ended up being dragged down the road with him. Ryan had to go to emergency and still has a huge scar. He hasn't rode his bike since. The owners made a huge stink and insisted it wasn't their precious dog so we ended up having to call the police. When we took him to emergency we were told by a policeman there to call right away. So the owner shows up at our door one day and starts attack my son. Saying its not even a dog bite and what was he doing on their property anyway (he was on the road). I ended up telling this man off and telling him to get off our property. My son couldn't believe that I stood up to this man. Mothers protect their children. Its our job. So it this day whenever they dive by our house or we go past their house I finger them. Very immature for a 43 year old woman, but I do it. Gord gets so mad at me. I make sure the kids don't see. I guess I am just a 14 year old at heart.

I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoying life without snow. LOL

  
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CHUBERASER 4/1/2009 11:20AM

    There's only one thing I can say about the problem with constipation...Magnesium tablets! That should do the trick. You can also get them with added Calcium, so that helps. And, I put my Magnesium in my Nutrition Tracker under my Favorites so I can count it every day. Just add it like you would any new food you put in. It doesn't have any calories, but you can add the nutrients.

Hope you have a great day!

Deb

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KEEPSAKES66 4/1/2009 11:10AM

    Us momma's gotta protect our babies! One of my boys was attacked by a great dane St Bernard mix when he was about 10, we had to take the owner to court to get him to pay the hospital bill. When he got to court,he said 'Oh, I didn't think it was that serious" To this day he is still afraid of dogs and I don't blame him. I am very careful around certain dogs myself.
You can't force someone to get over a fear, and not everyone likes doggy drool. So you are 100% in the right. And if you indulge your inner 14 year old once in a while it is not the end of the world- it can actually feel amazingly satisfying. emoticon

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MOMMA48 3/31/2009 8:38PM

    emoticon to you! You're eating healthier -- getting in that cardio! You are your way, girl.
And, as far as being a Mom, guess what I'm going to say about that one too, emoticon!
It's your child and you're a fantastic Mom by protecting him -- that' s what good Moms do and you are definitely a great one!

Cheryl! (Your Special and Supporting Friend!)

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Trying to find some strength

Monday, March 30, 2009

Just like last week, I am up and down with motivation. This week its PMS, but knowing that doesn't make it go away. I lowered my calories burned for the week to 5000. I know I won't be able to do anymore than that. I'm not even sure I can do that much. This change means I can't eat as much. I was really beginning to like being able to eat. I just don't have the energy right now that I need. I am trying and I guess that should count for something.

Its snowing again!!!!! Could someone send Spring to me please. I was supposed to take my son to the doctor tomorrow but I have had to cancel because of the weather.

We splurged yesterday and purchased a used computer for my 5 and 6 year olds. Its actually quite nice. I have been trying to find educational games and programs to download, but i am not having alot of luck. We bought it from a man that refurbishes computers out of his house. Boy, was his house dirty. Makes me feel good about my housekeeping. Anyway, he starts off talking to Gord and ignoring me. After a few minutes he realized that Gord had no idea what he was talking about so he started talking to me. Why do men assume women are stupid? The boys haven't had much time to try out their new computer yet, but I am sure the fights will start as soon as they get home from school. My 15 year old has his own computer. I always said that I wouldn't let my kids have their own computers until they were older, but I had to change my ways on that. They start teaching computers in kindergarten so a child really needs to have access to one at home. We don't want them on ours since it is relatively new. We gave in last year and bought one for the 15 yo because with all his homework and research we never got a chance to use ours. The younger boys computer is right next to ours so I can supervise them at ALL times.


I should apologize to my spark buddies for not keeping in touch for the last week. I am trying to turn my mood around and get back into the groove of things.

  
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CHUBERASER 3/31/2009 9:49AM

    I don't think you want our weather, either. It was beautiful yesterday...but more bad storms are due this afternoon. And, I don't like driving in the storms.

And, honey, you don't have to apologize to anybody for anything. Everyone has bad days...weeks...or even months! We're just all here to support each other. And, I'm glad I have you as a SparkBuddy. You give me inspiration, motivation and the will to continue on my journey!

Deb

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MOMMA48 3/30/2009 10:14PM

    I have no warm weather to send you sorry, I'm freezing up here in Wisconsin too and it is supposed to snow again!

But what I can give you are words of support and encouragement! Just watch your calorie intake -- don't let it get too low to make you feel weak, etc. Trying eating small healthy snacks every few hours -- your body's chemistry may work better with that -- and with a lot more energy for you!

You're doing great!

Cheryl! (Your Special and Supporting Friend!)
(Check out these Teams for MORE ADDED SUPPORT & FUN!!)
Leader of "Stressed Out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy"
Leader of "Binger/Snacker - Night/Closet Eater"
Leader of "Fighting Emotional Pains and Stress"
Leader of "Autoimmune Diseases"
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SPARKLESSENCE 3/30/2009 8:36PM

    It's so true anymore - kids need computers at earlier ages. Now that newspapers seem to be shriveling and drying up, the news will be online...so everyone's going to need a 'puter, unless they use the TV for news-gathering. It's really something! - Sara emoticon

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2LABS2LOVE 3/30/2009 6:09PM

    emoticonCongratulations on your new computer! Good for you!

Have a great week!

Christie

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