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bit more positive

Sunday, May 06, 2012

definitely feeling a bit better than i did yesterday. didn't get any videos or workouts in yesterday, just had a few drinks and tried to get my mind off of things. not a great way to lose weight - empty calories and a lazy day don't help me get healthier.

but today it's sunny, my husband is around even if he's working at home, and i took my dog for a lovely 30 minute walk. going to do a few videos to make up for yesterday, make my favorite lentil salad recipe that always fills me up and makes me feel a lot healthier, and hopefully can keep taking some more positive steps this upcoming week.

thanks to all my SP friends for their support encouragement - you guys are awesome!

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AMYTRIPP 5/7/2012 9:27AM

    I think we all need one of those lazy days sometimes.

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TWEETYKC00 5/6/2012 6:20PM

    Sounds like you're on your way back to being on track, good for you.

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CHEFMOM1199 5/6/2012 4:31PM

  Keep up the positive attitude! This is a marathon - not a sprint and slow and steady DOES win the race. Just keep staying positive, keep moving and you will succeed! I love that you are a food photographer - I am a chef! I get the whole food thing - I live my life thinking about and looking at food. We can do this!! Best of luck to you! emoticon

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tough day

Friday, May 04, 2012

not feeling super motivated today. i just found out that my home church pastor's wife, a woman i've known and loved my entire life, was diagnosed with breast cancer. it looks like they caught it early and it's stage one, which is the best, but's a scary diagnosis. one of my mom's closest friends passed away from breast cancer just a few years ago, and sue is a close friend of my mom as well, so this is a rough thing for us. just gotta pray and try to stay positive - god knows what he's doing.

i guess between this news and what turned out to be a tough week - lots of rain, my husband working insane hours and not really appreciating the efforts i've made to make his week easier, and no luck on the job front - i'm feeling a bit discouraged. haven't been sleeping well and am trying not to get too down...i should at least be able to do my video of the day and hopefully some cardio to get my energy up.

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1BEACHWALKER 5/4/2012 10:12PM

    That is a terrible thing to be diagnosed with cancer of any kind. I have had friends and family diagnosed with it too-Most have made it through it with chemo and radiation treatment. I think the pastor's wife should be ok, with it being stage one-so many people, I read in an article lately make it through cancer more now than they did 20 years ago, with the advancement of modern medicine! I hope things get better soon. Keep thinking positive thoughts! emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 5/4/2012 7:15PM

    A cancer diagnosis can be scary, but at least it has been caught early and can be treated. Sometimes you just have to stop, take a deep breath and then go about your day no matter what is thrown at you. I think getting in even a little bit of exercise may help with your stress level, you never know.

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MEGCJONES 5/4/2012 4:20PM

    thank you ladies!

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AMYTRIPP 5/4/2012 3:02PM

    I'm sorry to hear about the cancer diagnosis. My mom had stage 1 as well, had the lump removed, and has been cancer free for years.

The C word is a scary one to hear, but most times it's not a death sentence.

I hope a bit of exercise lifts your spirits.

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LAC936 5/4/2012 2:39PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your Pastor's wife. If this helps, my very good friend was diagnosed last year with stage 3 cancer. She went through chemo, a double mastectomy and radiation treatments. She's now cancer free, but still has to be watched. As bad as this disease is, great strides have been made to keep people (men and women ... yes men get it too!) alive for many many years.

You look like a bright, attractive young lady that will soon find a good job. The economy is slowly turning around and things will start to look up for you.

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need a job!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

this is a ridiculous complaint, but i think that the fact that i'm unemployed and have tons and tons of free time is actually HURTING my weight loss goals. i'm not one of those people who really thrives on free time - i don't like having a super structured schedule, but i do like to be busy. when i'm working during the day or have tasks to do, i do a better job of planning out or considering what i'll be eating and how i can get in my daily exercise, but with a completely free day...every day...i don't actually do much of anything. it's so easy to put things off, and just getting to the grocery store or taking the dog to the park feels like the only thing i get done in a day.

i need to somehow find a way to make "being healthy" feel like my full time job right now. i know that probably sounds like a bad idea, but i think if i can make that my goal until i find a full-time, paid job, it might help my attitude to stop being so lazy (something i've never considered myself or been accused of before!) and focus on achieving my weight-loss goals.

any advice on how to get my brain into the right place?


another rainy day

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

boston is cold and rainy again today. trying to stay motivated, but i'm freezing and exhausted. i'm a lifelong insomniac and some days my energy level is so low it's hard to do much of anything. i took my puppy to the dog park and we had a blast playing for over 3 hours, and now i'm trying to motivate myself to do workout videos WHILE watching friends on tv...instead of just watching friends and playing on my computer.

i really do want this. i want to be skinny and healthy and proud of my body. it might be time to make an inspiration board or something to remind me to be active every day and not wreck my efforts by just being lazy...!

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TWEETYKC00 5/2/2012 5:14PM

    Have you made your spark collage yet? It can be something just to help give you a little boost to give more and more towards your goals. It can be so hard when you can't get the right sleep, boy do I understand, it seems like you can't do anything. Keep on trying, you'll make it.

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rainy days

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

boston is freezing and rainy today...which means i've been trying out some new cardio and strength videos at home - and trying to keep my rambunctious puppy entertained. not quite as energizing as a run for me, but i'm trying to stay motivated and still workout at home, even if it's just in front of the tv.

three cheers for working out, even when we don't feel like it! even managed to walk away from the bread today and instead munch on some fresh veggies and hummus. feeling good :)

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TWEETYKC00 5/1/2012 6:22PM

    It's amazing what can be done and where when you really want a workout, right?

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