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Summer is my season...

Friday, August 13, 2010

I have no tolerance for being cold. I'm relishing the warmth of summer, even if I can't sun worship. It's nice to not have to shovel snow, to not have to warm up the car, no bundling up the kids.
I am going to enjoy the next few weeks until school begins and the routine begins again. As much as fall brings good things like colorful leaves and brisk days... it's what comes after that depresses me to even think about it. Why do I torture myself with the thought of it right now?
I just finished mowing my lawn, it takes an hour and I consider it a work out. I wanted to go for a walk, but figured my neighbors would appreciate my efforts.
I really am trying to be better about my eating. The scale hasn't really moved yet. It's like waiting for a watched pot to boil. It will come.
For some reason this time I feel like I'm in a better place mentally. The past few years have been a bit of a roller coaster... and I realize that even though my weight has stayed stable my body has not. I know that to a certain extent I have let myself go as a way to shield myself...
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
But life is too precious. And this body of mine is the gift I was given in which to explore this miracle of life.
And so I continue to increase my fluids and not eat fast food, increase my veggies, stick to lean meats...and lay off the wasteful carbs like pasta and cake. Now I just need to dig deep to find the motivation to get physical. I suppose this is why I look ahead and dread the cold weather... I know this is the time for me to embrace the outdoors I love so much. Time to get the hiking shoes on and get going.

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MIATOAD727 8/14/2010 10:49AM

    Don, it takes me an hour and I cheat with a self propelled mower... one of these days I'll have to do without it and see what difference it will make! I'm sure it's a big one!

Thanks for all the positivity everyone! emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/14/2010 8:20AM

    It sounds like you are doing great.

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DDOORN 8/13/2010 10:19PM

    Couldn't agree MORE! Get out and soak up those rays! Woo hoo!

Mowed my lawn today with my push reel mower...had let the grass go a bit too long had to give it some OOMPH as I jogged along! Worked up a BIG old sweat! 90 mins. usually has me finishing.

You are sounding like you are in a peaceful, accepting place...now that is QUITE the accomplishment! :-)


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NAMSMOMMY 8/13/2010 8:58PM

    Hope you enjoyed! :-)

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Fair and Family...

Monday, August 09, 2010

What a beautiful weekend. My brother and his family came to visit. We took all of the kids to the fair. A great time was had by all... but fair food is not to be denied. Fried Chicken on a Stick and Mint Choc Chip ice cream. Sure, we did a lot of walking, but was it enough?
My scale this morning said no.
But I'm not mad about it. It's a new day (and again the sun is shining!) My new addiction is cucumber slices with low fat sour cream and dill. Very refreshing. It's an old family recipe, but I'm cheating on some of the prep time... and all the added salt.
My older daughter is off to camp for the next 3 weeks and my little one will be going with Dad a lot. Makes for a lonely me... but any opportunity to have some me time should be relished.
I'm looking forward to date night with my bf this Friday... so that's a motivator to get through the week. It's also a motivator to be good about diet and exercise. He's lost 20lbs hardly without trying. I wish my weight could melt off so quickly just by making some adjustments to my diet.
Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/9/2010 6:06PM

    Men can usually burn that fat off quicker because of their muscle. Thankfully us women have other advantages.

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VEDDIE78 8/9/2010 11:26AM

    Glad you had a nice weekend. Sometimes it's good to splurge a little- confuses that metabolism!! Alone time can always be a good thing. I wish my weight would come off like my husbands! But when he tries to lose weight I always tell him that I don't want to hear a number from him, just that he lost that week. It can be discouraging that he can lose it without even thinking about it and I can gain WHILE thinking about it!

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quick note..

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Just a quick note this morning. I know if I start the day here at sparkpeople it will help keep me motivated today. Yesterday was a bad day, and not just because I didn't post on my page. I woke up so dizzy and sick to my stomach, but I went to work anyway and got through my day. I know my health is not what it should be, and I had better start taking care of me. Though, it was a mystery to me why yesterday was such a bad day. My bloop pressure which is normally 110/68 was 140/90!
My girls came home last night and so i'm a happy Mama! We had home made chicken nuggets and home made baked "fries". Not exactly diet food, but something the girls liked and in a healthier form than McD's!
Today is mother-daughters Day with a lot of errand running in between. I'll drink more water and make good choices today. I will also vow to exercise this afternoon. Baby steps!
Have a great day everyone! Be positive!

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/3/2010 6:52PM

    I hope you were feeling better today. That is right, take small steps and they will lead to bigger ones.

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MCATHY57 8/3/2010 8:55AM

    Good Morning! I agree with you that sometimes just logging into to Sparkpeople and getting that sense of empowerment helps to make bad days turn into good ones. Hope you begin to feel better. emoticon

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

I'm going to complain right now. I'm at work, I have 3 hours to go until I can go home. I'm hungry! I ate dinner not even 2 hours ago, but I have a splitting headache running up my back and neck and into my eyeballs. And I'm at work which equals stress which equals wanting to eat...
I will beat this. It's mind over stomach.

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MIATOAD727 8/3/2010 8:44AM

    Thank you Rainbow and Don. I drank lots of water that day, though by the time I got home broke down and ate at 10pm! Naughty. Chocolate has caffeine in it which WILL help a headache! lol I quit caffeine quite a few months ago. I don't crave chocolate or coffee like I used to anymore. If I can quit those things.. I can keep going! Thanks!

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/2/2010 9:48AM

    I find sometimes if I write about it that does the trick of getting bad food ideas out of my head. I also want to eat when I get bad headaches. I had quite a few last week and had to try and not reach for the chocolate - my mind believes that the chocolate will actually help my headache.

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DDOORN 8/1/2010 8:57PM

    You can DO IT!

Try bulking up on water...sometimes that can both stave off the hungries and bring your body into better equilibrium to quell the headaches.


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Everyday is day one

Sunday, August 01, 2010

It has been a quiet day for me today. But I'm feeling very motivated and inspired. Though,this feeling comes and goes which is why I'm still exactly where I am in life.. weightwise and otherwise. But it's ok. Every day is new day and none of my efforts are ever wasted.
My goal today is to drink more H2O and ride my bike for 20 minutes. This and better food choices. I'm keeping it simple. So far I've done good on my water and am hopping on the bike right now! Have a great day emoticon

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KIRSTEN_CAN 8/1/2010 1:08PM

    I try to treat everyday as day one too...it really helps to keep me motivated and not get too cocky!


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