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Day 129-Slowing down a bit

Thursday, April 05, 2012

I have to remind myself to slow down sometimes, but luckily today I remembered. TOM hit, and that's one of the times I have to remember to take it easy. My workout today, a two mile walk in 35 minutes. So, my streak continues, and I'm not suffering for it. Other times I have to remember to slow down: the Mondays after I work, when I have headache issues. Except for Monday, I've taken it easy this week, but kept my streak going.

Last night was stressful, shopping with the kids. I forgot that my asthmatic is on prednisone, and that alters his personality. He had a meltdown. I think I handled it well. It's so hard trying to get everything we need in one trip. I wish I could make the kids understand better.

How many other moms out there use the speech, "Do you think this is fun for me!?!" while shopping with the kids? Just curious. I know I pull it out every time as I obsess about getting everything taken care of.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/5/2012 7:14PM

    I think it's even funnier when you hear those kids, a little older, use the SAME EXACT LINE back at their parents.

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KPETSCHE 4/5/2012 5:47PM

    Good job, Chris. I haven't been shopping with kids in awhile but I do remember how stressful it can be. My boys were always CRAZY nuts to shop with (but I swear they were maniacs, anyway!) You do a great job of listening to your body and journaling so I know that you will adjust as needed. I've been working on clearing out the area where Sarah's bedroom will be so I'm doing a little less on the exercise/SP stuff for now but my streak continues, also.

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BRANDTSGIRL 4/5/2012 2:37PM


I go shopping with my kids every week.
What about shopping with your kids get's on your nervous?
I'm trying to follow the prednisone.
Are you taking some thing?
Having your TOM is the hard one and to do shopping also woohoo.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/5/2012 12:43PM

    I just avoid it by never shopping with the kids! Take care of yourself today.

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Day 128-Lowering caffeine

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Well, I've decided to lower my caffeine intake. I'm down to two half caf mugs of coffee. I've been battling a headache for three days, but I'm not budging. I knew there would be withdrawals, so I'm pushing forward.

Today's been a shopping day with the kids. I managed to get an 11 min walk in, all by myself. No noise, no music. It felt great! Now off for more shopping.

One main meal I've adapted in addition to my coffee is my lunch. I usually have chicken or during lent salmon salad. I love making it with apple and celery. I finally decreased the mayo I was using, and mostly use plain, non-fat yogurt. I still add some mayo at this point for flavor, but it's much less. Just thought I'd share.

The kids are all fighting right now, I've got to go.

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    I have one cup of coffee at about 6:00 in the morning and that is it. I would probably drink more, but I am BFing my youngest right now and if I have any more than that she doesn't take a good nap. So whenever I feel I can't go on and want a second cup I try to take about a 15 minute nap or exercise, whichever seems more helpful at the time. I hope your headache is better soon!


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ELISADENK 4/4/2012 10:51PM


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    Good for you! I hear those caffeine headaches are awful!


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MUSICMOMOF2 4/4/2012 5:50PM

    Hang in there with that caffeine headache. You can do it!

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Day 127-Adjusting my meals

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Well, I've finally admitted to myself that I need to make a change to my diet. Hubby and I are going to do this together, so I'm really excited. We've got a plan for lots more veggies and fruit, and decreasing the meat and fat. I've also given the kids the talk that they have to be supportive to help Daddy get healthy.

For my workout today I had to take it easy. I walked for 30 minutes, 1.8 miles. I overdid it yesterday, forgetting that I have to take it easy on the Monday after I work. I had a horrible headache last night, and felt very fatigued this morning. I hope I remember in two weeks that I have to go easy on Monday.

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ALLISON145 4/3/2012 11:54PM

    I've changed my focus in a similar way... Less worked about grams of carbs and more worried about getting lots out fruits and veggies in. Makes me feel better so far! Hope it helps you too!

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BRANDTSGIRL 4/3/2012 7:16PM

    Keep us up dated on what your doing and your progress:)

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ELISADENK 4/3/2012 6:46PM


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MUSICMOMOF2 4/3/2012 6:41PM

    Good luck with making the changes! You can do it, especially with support from the family. Take it easy tonight!

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Day 126

Monday, April 02, 2012

Wow! I am glad I got out around 9:30 this morning to jog. It already felt hot and steamy. I did a 3 mile jog in 42.5 minutes. I'm happy with that time. It felt good to finally get a nice long cardio session in. I worked all weekend, and that sometimes makes it hard to get a 30 minute workout done. I only managed 11 minutes each on Friday, Sat. and Sunday.

With the car accident, taxes and other issues last week I never mentioned the road work on our street. They've been cutting up sections of the road to replace because of pot holes. Today, they lobbed out a big section right by our mailbox, and another in front of our yard. It's been interesting getting out of the driveway and around the road closed signs. It's also been loud. One benefit has been that the road was closed all weekend. The kids were able to ride their bikes in the street with no traffic. I think Hubby has gotten all the bikes ready, so all we need is some free time to get the bikes to a trail for a ride.

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KPETSCHE 4/2/2012 11:54PM

Look at that streak! I didn't get out until 5:00 tonight and I was pretty hot at that point. Daisy was panting most of our walk.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/2/2012 5:32PM

    So strange to be thinking of it hot and steamy already! We barely started SPRING!

Enjoy those bike rides!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/2/2012 12:53PM

    Glad that you were able to get outside for a jog! Keep up the streak!

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Day 125

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I got a quick walk in today, 11 minutes, about 0.6 miles. Time to get ready for church and work. Enjoy the sunshine today!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/1/2012 2:50PM

    Hooray for keeping the streak alive!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/1/2012 12:36PM

    Have a great day!

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