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My,..My...My Pedometer is KILLING MEEEEE...LOL :)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Seriously...I thought I'd lost that darned thing in a fat roll twice!!! Thank God mine came with an extra little clippy thing and I'm strappin!!! I'm double clipped and takin' names!

So I strapped the thing on at about 11 am and now it's almost 9 pm...Let's see what this baby says.. 3673...that's all??? What?..Oh my goodness. Talk about sedentary lifestyle..I'm living the life of a SNAIL! ..And 10,000 steps is the goal? Oh myyyy!!!

Okay...when in doubt..go to plan B...Plan B...what IS my plan B??? Well, I won't think about that now...I'll think about it tomorrow....After all, ...tomorrow IS another day! (as Scarlett would say!) Frankly my dear.... I'm saying good night!


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MMICKEYP 1/6/2010 3:47AM

    You guys are funny..haaaa...I love it. Well, I don't know how accurate these pedometers are but if I kick it around a little bit it might act more favorably toward me...Ya' think? LoL And..yes...and yes..I think I'll not only strap it on right when I get out of bed..but hey..maybe I can wear it all night and see if I'm like those know..when they're can see their legs moving they're running!!!! Haaaaa Hey..maybe I'll increase my steps all night long and be pleasantly surprised in the morning........LOL...yeah, yeah..that's what I'll do..haaaaaaaaaaaa... Right now, I'm still trying to recover from the triangular-ish indentation on my belly from this thing digging into me everytime I sit down. I just unclip and let it swing from it's rope when I go to the bathroom...sigh. LOL ;) C'mon Pedie..(my new name for my pedometer...Pedie..C'mon's bed time..wake me up when it's over!)

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DEBRA_T 1/5/2010 11:11PM

    Are those things even accurate? I'd wear one myself, but unfortunately, I don't have a waist to strap it around, so.....

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WINGSOFCHANGE 1/5/2010 10:58PM

    Okay Scarlett, you cracked me up about almost losing that thing twice! Maybe you should strap that bad boy on as soon as you get out of bed. Any chance that you did 6327 steps before you put it on at 11AM??? Hey, tomorrow is another day, Scarlett, and I would bet that your steps have increased. Nighty night!
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Good Morning, Me!!!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Yesterday I did sooo great! It's a good start but I know I have to find BALANCE! I usually go great gangbusters and then burn myself out. I know I'm high maintenance so I have to balance Me!!! Today I'm going to use my new pedometer to get an idea of how many steps I take in a normal day's activitiy. Then, I can set a realistic goal for increasing my steps! In the past, I've pushed myself wayyy over the limit wayyy to fast and paid with pain for it later.

..Trying to lose some weight here, not be in traction for 3 days because of my "Go Get Em" attitude. LOL This time I'm going to work smarter! I'm going to be thankful for my "little victories" that I know will eventually add up to BIG VICTORIES!

Balance... that's going to be my focus for today! And I'm also going to remember that on this journey, I'm not walking a tightrope...but rather a nice path in the woods...enjoying the scenery with room enough to walk and time enough to get there.

Balance.... today is all about thinking about and finding my BALANCE.

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WINGSOFCHANGE 1/5/2010 10:48PM

    I think that you have the right idea. Pace yourself and you will cross that finish line before you know it. You ARE doing it!!
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NEED2DROP50 1/5/2010 4:10PM

    Mickey balance and moderation are key. I get in the habit of pushing myself way too much sometimes to the point where I'm in such pain I can barely walk. I've had to learn the hard way too..moderation is the way to go. emoticon

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MAKAMBO 1/5/2010 3:05PM

    Mickey, you are right on... little steps and balance are the way to go! emoticon

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DEBRA_T 1/5/2010 1:12PM

    I'm with you on the balance idea. In the past I would have great ambitions and terrific motivation and then awful pain and regretful surrender to food. This time, I seem to be doing it right, so fingers crossed that the great feelings you and I have today last and last.

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UNIQUELADY42 1/5/2010 6:26AM

    What a great attitude you can do it

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My Body Is FREAKING out...I LOVE IT!!!!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Seriously! What a banner day for me! My body is absolutely freaking out! I can hear it saying things like:

"Oh NO!!! She's drinking WATER?????" "WHYYYYYY!" "WHYYYY!"

"She's eating VEGETABLES????" "What IS going on here?"

"She's consuming FRUITS...FRUITS?...REAL FRUITS????" " You've GOT to be KIDDING me!!!"

"NO..NO..I do NOT BELIEVE IT!!!" "What the HECK does she think SHE'S doing now?????!?"

"OHHH NOOO...She's NOT.. She IS NOT.... Say it ain't soooo...She's NOT ... EXERSIZING????!!!!"

"NOOOOOOOOO....... WE're DOOMED!!!! DOOMED, I SAY!!!!" " I think I'm gonna be SICK!"

"IF she crams ONE MORE gram of PROTEIN down my throat...I'm gonna throw up!!!!"

"Do something will ya?!!!!" "My muscles are twitching from 30 grueling minutes of some silly aerobic WORKOUT!!!" "And there's this stupid smile on her face...I can't STAND it!!!"

"Well, ...If she keeps this up...I don't want ANYTHING to do with her..and I MEAN it!!!!" "I'm serious... I'm OUTA' HERE!!!!"

"What?...Who's that? The mailman...He brought her what, today?...A WHAT? A PEDOMETER???? "I can't take much more of this!!!"

"Who does SHE think she is!!!" "Ohhhh...look...she's smiling again...ughhh."

"I give up for today...Okay...okay..she wins...but there's always tomorrow...I'll be back!"
My response to that is.... "Get used to it dahhhhling...get used to it!" "And...if you don't my rules.. just leave!" LOL

Have a great day, everybody!!! :)


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MAUREEN_1 1/5/2010 12:23AM

    You are sooo funny...a good sense of humour will get us all to our goal emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/4/2010 11:11PM

    I"m glad you had such a good day! Now I know I live in the pedometer isn't here yet...(sigh) Maybe soon! Keep sparking!

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ANGELH2913 1/4/2010 12:37PM

    I love it Mom keep it up you can do it! emoticon

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DEBRA_T 1/4/2010 12:25PM

    The addictive voice can always be banished with a laugh! Good one! LOL

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WONDERS8 1/4/2010 12:20PM

    LOL made me laugh that did!! I can totally relate to that!! emoticon

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A big FAT jailbreak !!!

Sunday, January 03, 2010 I'm trying to measure myself..and I'm swinging this tape measure ...under my leg and trying to catch it with my other hand... I'm visualizing an elephant's trunk swinging back and forth...back and forth...and then I get this mind picture of those old western movies where the guy is locked up in jail and he gets a hold of the jail guard's belt and he starts swinging it at the wall, where the ring of keys is hanging...haha..trying to get out of jail...
JAIL BREAK!!!!....and then the next thought is...Hey..won't it cool to remember this when I'm thin? I HAVE to remember this moment..haaaaa...grunting and puffing and turning 3 shades of purple...swinging this cloth tape measure..not once,...not twice..but ohhhh too many times...UGHHHHH!!! But hey...I did it!!! I DID IT !!!!!

What is it about the word: FAT ??? It's hard to we try to masquerade it and cover it and call it things like; heavy and big, etc. Why can't we just say it?!


I'm going to stare my FAT Goliath in the face and take him down! You're goin' down,
Mr. FAT!!! Don't mess me... I... I... I have a tape measure...and I Know How To Use It!!!!!

Onward to my healthy dinner....and, um..Mr. Fat...YOU..ARE NOT invited! There! Told, him, didn't I! Hpwooowhhh..(that's me...blowing off my smokin' measuring tape) LOL

G'nite all! See ya tomorrow!

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MMICKEYP 1/3/2010 10:21PM

    Tape measuring as a cardio workout...yeah..LOL...sure felt like it to me..haha. I decided to be REAL and be my GOOFY self on this sparkpeople site and I'm glad I am...I really do love to's good for you! Thanks for all the comments..they make me smile! emoticon

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    I wonder if we can count trying to measure ourseves with a tape measure as some kind of cardio exercise? LOL Too funny!

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    Thanks for the chuckle! I visualized the whole tape measure thing and had to laugh because I've pretty much done the same thing! Nice to have company to share such experiences with, isn't it?

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SONORAGIRL 1/3/2010 6:12PM

    The visualization I got reading your blog made me laugh out loud, thanks for the chuckle. Yesterday I was trying to do the same thing with the apron string, flinging it around me so I could catch it on the side and tie it there because I can't reach behind my back to tie it. We adapt to so many things because of Mr. Fat, like putting on my socks and shoes before buttoning my pants because I can't bend over to do it with them buttoned. I hope to one day look back on this and laugh at Mr. Fat! Another problem I have with Mr Fat is I will lose him but usually one of my friends finds him, they keep him for a while then send him back. I really need to dump Mr. Fat where no one can find him, any suggestions?

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DEBRA_T 1/3/2010 5:45PM

    I talk to my Fat Self like that too. LOL! I don't think there's anything wrong with the word "fat." It is the emotional associations we have to it that invest it with all of its stigma. When you think of it, fat isn't any different than blond hair, blue eyes or high cheekbones -- just an objective description.

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If you are what you eat... I am a CARB..UGHHHH :)

Sunday, January 03, 2010 I'm logging my nutrition..and let me tell ya'... I'm not getting much nutrition. I am one big carbohydrate!!! Have to get this monkey off my back!!! Who said chocolate chip cookies and sour cream and onion chips is a meal??? LOL Well, I had to eat them...couldn't just throw them in the trash..NOOOOO...not me....can't waste food... YIKES!

The best thing about logging my food is that it helps me to see exactly what I'm eating.. I can figure out the WHY, later... because the WHY is just as important to me as the WHAT !

So today..I come prepared with shopping list in hand...ready to hit that grocery store running!
I am armed and dangerous with list of healthy foods and Hurricane Haley (5 yr old grand-daughter) in tow! Execpt today..she'll have to keep up with Gramma Mickey!!! LoL

I'm on a mission and my mission is to find healthy substitutes for those things that "Go Crunch in the Night"...those damnable potato chips that call out to me like a long lost friend...

Instead of eating chips.. I had found some wonderful sour cream and onion Kroger brand rice crisps. They helped to satisfy the crunch and flavor thing..but then...OHHH..and I'm stil mad about this... Kroger pulled them completely off the shelf and I looked up and what do I see but a humungous display of Quaker rice snacks!! It's a conspiracy I tell ya...a conspiracy!!! How dare they get rid of my rice dare they!!! I should write them a letter...yeah...that's what I'll do!!

Okay...I'm over it. (((( Sigh )))) I feel better now...much better. I am drinking a 24 oz jug of water with Lipton Green Tea w/honey and lemon... good girl.. good girl.

But seriously...what's up with these stores? It seems like as soon as I find something that I like..and that helps me... they take it away from me!!!! I doesn't make sense!

Okay...guess I wasn't as over it as I thought I was..haaaaaaaaaa

It'll be I said... I'm armed and dangerous and I have my list!

Preparation is key! Good intentions are nice but ACTION is where success begins! Hey...I like that line... Action is where success begins..hmmm..or where success LIVES... yeah... that's good... I like that.

Okay... Press On!!!!

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CSDAYS 1/3/2010 7:17AM

    It's hard. Good luck finding the food.

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CUBFANGIRL1 1/3/2010 7:14AM

    That is so frustrating when you fund a food you really like and it gets taken off the shelf. Can you look it up on the web to see if another store sells it?

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