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Day 133-Down a few pounds

Monday, April 09, 2012

I had to take Mary to the doctor today for her congestion, so I stepped on the scale while I was there. Hubby and I are starting a new eating plan, and I wanted to see where I was at the beginning. I've come down a couple pounds, I'm 174.

I spent a lot of my day preparing veggies and fruits. We are consuming bunches of those, and decreasing the fat and protein quite a bit. I know I've been way over doing it with both, and that's probably a big reason I've been stuck at 178 forever.

Our workout today was walking again, hubby and I. We went down to the soccer field to pick up Stevie, and planned to walk during his practice. When we got down there, it was very cold, so we headed home to bundle up. That cut into our walking time, so we only got 20 minutes in.

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MJ7DM33 4/10/2012 3:48PM

  emoticon Keep up the good work!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/10/2012 11:47AM

    Way to go on the loss! So glad that your husband is finally getting on board! I know that's what you've wanted. Woo hoo!

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    Congratulations on the weight loss! And it's great that you and your husband are making the change together. Keep up the good work!


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BLUE42DOWN 4/10/2012 2:20AM

    Congrats on a couple more pounds down! And Congrats on still keeping that streak alive!

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ALLISON145 4/9/2012 9:40PM

    Congrats on the pounds!! You'll have to keep us posted on how you feel with this new way of eating. Are you tracking your food to keep an eye on macros now, or just going by your gut on how much protein/fat is more than you want to have?

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Day 132-Happy Easter

Sunday, April 08, 2012

I had a very nice Easter Sunday today. It would have been perfect, if my whole family could have been there. Mary (12) woke up with a horrible sore throat and Hubby stayed home with her today. The rest of us went off to 8am Mass. After that was the Easter egg hunt at church. The kids always love that, and my older boys helped the younger kids. It was cool this morning, though. I wore sandals and my feet were freezing!

After that we headed to Hubby's sister's (Cathy) house. They have four kids that are all my kids' ages. It's great that they are all best friends. There was a big crowd there. Cathy's husband, Paul, had all his brothers and their families there too. I had a good visit with everyone. The weather was fantastic! Sunny and 70 once it warmed up. We had another egg hunt there for the smaller kids. We also sang "Happy Birthday" to my son Patrick. He turned 14 on Thursday. I was disappointed with the Angel Food cakes I bought at Sam's. We joked that they were more like Angel Pound cakes, way too dense for Angel Food cakes. Oh well, they still got eaten.

I got home and went for a two mile walk with hubby. Yes, you heard that right, hubby went two miles. We did it in 40 minutes. That's a little slower than I usually go, but it is such a beautiful evening and I really enjoyed the time with Brian.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter Sunday too!
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BLUE42DOWN 4/10/2012 2:00AM

    What a beautiful Easter day. Hope the little one is feeling more herself.

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    What a great way to start your week. Our family decided to take a 10 mile family bike ride and I thought it was a perfect way to spend Easter. We had a great time just hanging out together doing something fun. Have a great week!


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KPETSCHE 4/9/2012 9:59AM

    Sounds like you had a happy Easter. I hope Mary is feeling better. Ed went with me on a walk last night, also. It, also, was slower than I normally walk, even with Daisy along, but the important note was that Ed walked too. See you this weekend. Have a good week.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/9/2012 8:40AM

    Glad that you had a great Easter. Sounds like it was wonderful and relaxing! Have a great week!

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Day 131

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Two mile walk with a good friend visiting from Minnesota. We did it in 35 minutes. Boy is it windy out there.

Got to go and visit some more. Have a Happy Easter Everyone!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/8/2012 12:12PM

    Woo hoo! Way to go! Have a happy Easter!

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Day 130

Friday, April 06, 2012

Last evening I got a doozy of a migraine! Ouch!! Coincided with worst day of TOM as well. I definitely need to take some iron now. I still managed to get up this morning, a little late, but we made it in to church today. The bulletin said that service started at 12 noon, but they started the Stations of the Cross before that. I wish they had posted that time as well.

I walked today for 34 minutes, 2 miles. You'll have to forgive me if I'm incoherent, I still have some brain fog left from the migraine.

I thought I'd list the thyroid/adrenal meds I'm taking right now since I'm getting some inquiries:

Cytomel (T3 only med) 17.5 mcg three times a day (7am, 12noon, 5pm) and 5 mcg at bedtime. I expect to increase this med in the near future.
Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) 7.5 mg 7am, 5mg 12 noon, 5mg 5pm, and 2.5mg at bedtime.
Iodoral-12.5mg at 7am daily (Iodine supplement)
B100 (B complex once daily)
Vitamin C 1000mg twice a day

Those are the important ones. I also take other vitamins, but don't want to list everything.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/7/2012 8:15AM

    Sorry to hear about the migraine. I hate those! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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KPETSCHE 4/6/2012 7:58PM

Take care of yourself! Have a blessed Easter weekend.

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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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