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Party Weekend

Monday, April 26, 2010

I knew I wouldn't be perfect this weekend. With two grown-up nights out planned, I figured my eating (and drinking) wouldn't be the best. I really didn't do too bad for taking a break.

Friday morning, I got a full workout in. That made four full workouts for last week. Friday evening some friends of mine were in town for a convention. Brian and I met up with them at the Upstream Brewing Co. for dinner. I didn't know most of the group, but three friends had come into town, Dawn being a really close friend (my matron of honor) whom I haven't seen in about five years. Brian, Dawn, and I were able to sit at a table together and had a wonderful visit and dinner. I ordered crab & spinach stuffed shrimp with a red bell pepper & cream sauce over juliened carrots, squash, & onion. The shrimp was NOT breaded!! This was actually a low-carb gourmet entree. It was WONDERFUL!!! I also enjoyed my raspberry ale. I decided on beer for the weekend for two reasons: less expensive, and lower carb than the fruity mixed drinks.

Saturday night we went out with couples from the twins play group. Again, I was good (had a drive-thru hamburger earlier that day) and ordered salad with pulled pork on top. Not much meat with this dish, so I was happy Brian had ordered too many ribs for himself and shared. Again I had beer, light beer this time. We went to a movie with everyone after that and yes, I had some popcorn.

Sunday, Brian and I actually went out to lunch together. We were in the city again and ended up at Fat Burger. I really enjoyed the entire burger, bun and all! What I didn't do all weekend was totally sabotage my eating. I had no desire for dessert or french fries, and although I would have enjoyed the taste of the fruity mixed drinks, all that sugar would not agree with me. I feel like I made good decisions to enjoy the weekend and keep the damage to a minimum. I also didn't over indulge on the drinks (like Valentine's weekend). No hangovers! I'm too old to party like I'm still in college.

I also had a couple victories with my wardrobe. My nice capri pants that I wear on couples' nights fit better than they did last fall. I also got into a blouse I ordered on-line, but never quite fit. It was always close, but this weekend, it fit nicely.

I woke up today feeling pretty good. I'm glad to be back on track. I've eaten well today and got a full workout in: 45 min elliptical, then weights & stretching. Stretching was a little hard, after taking two days off from exercise.

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Oh, for anyone who read my last blog, I did look "hot" both Friday night and Saturday night. emoticon

  
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CASHEN9 4/27/2010 10:43AM

    Awesome job keeping the weekend in check but still being relaxed enough to enjoy yourself. I'm working on finding that balance. You did great!

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TLROYER 4/26/2010 7:34PM

    Good for you! Sounds like you did great and had a good time. Terry

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/26/2010 6:00PM

    Sounds like you didn't do too bad! And bonus for the clothing victory!!

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SHELLKAYE 4/26/2010 3:27PM

    Way to go on staying in line this weekend. Sounds like you had a great time.

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HUSBANDANDDAD 4/26/2010 3:15PM

  Chuckle - great job for an "off" weekend!

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Kid quote for the day

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm sitting here on Spark People logging in my exercise for the day. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, then the weight machine and stretching. I definitely look like I just worked out. My four-year old twins were asking why their big brother was going to babysit them tonight. I said that mommy and daddy are going on a date.

Sean laughed, "But mommy, you don't look hot."

How does a four-year old know when a woman looks "hot"? Where exactly did he learn that? Lots of things for me to ponder.

The twins agreed to help me get "hot" for daddy. emoticon

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 4/24/2010 1:46PM

    That is too funny! Hope that you had a great date!!

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TLROYER 4/23/2010 7:51PM

    Have fun! Glad you have some help to get 'hot' :) Terry

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MOM-OF-SIX 4/23/2010 6:49PM

    I found out the term "hot" came from Spongebob.

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KOSHIE1 4/23/2010 4:25PM

    Boy, does that remind me of my son telling me I was NOT a "hot chick". "Chicks" were small and you held them in your hand, and they came in lots of different colors...

They funny thing was that he had eagerly followed his big brother's example and changed clothes and slicked down his hair to go to the mall to look for "hot chicks"...

Kids! Gotta love 'em!

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HUSBANDANDDAD 4/23/2010 3:02PM

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TRAVELIN_FOOL 4/23/2010 2:51PM

    Too cute! BTW - I think I'd ask big brother how the little one knows when women look "hot". Just sayin... emoticon

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I Did It!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I've been avoiding the long walk since I started on Spark People. I finally tackled it today. It's three miles, with some hard hills. I've avoided it because I usually can't walk without taking the twins, my four year old twins that together weight 80lbs. The morning was beautiful, and I decided to get out before getting on the computer. That was a good choice. It took me 53 minutes. Going uphill was a great workout. I kind of did lunges. I even jogged here and there, mostly downhill. It was easier to go faster with the stroller than to try to hold it back.

I can't believe I made it! I still have energy to finish my workout with my weights and stretching.

Have a great day everyone! Thanks for keeping me motivated!
Chris

  
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ANEILSON 4/23/2010 7:17AM

    Feels great doesn't it. Way to go! emoticon

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TLROYER 4/22/2010 2:59PM

    That's a great exercise...adding an extra 80 pounds to your workout! Have a great rest of the day. Terry

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KOSHIE1 4/22/2010 1:55PM

    You just did a 5 K! AND lived to tell the tale! Who'd a thunk?

Woo HOO!

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TSABONIS 4/22/2010 1:49PM

    i love "free gym" AKA, the outdoors :)

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TSABONIS 4/22/2010 1:49PM

    i love "free gym" AKA, the outdoors :)

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/22/2010 12:13PM

    Great job!! Have a wonderful day!!

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HUSBANDANDDAD 4/22/2010 11:46AM

  Woo Hoo!

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THEQUEENBEE333 4/22/2010 11:44AM

    AWESOME! GO YOU! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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PRESHA911 4/22/2010 11:43AM

    Awesome job! You inspired me to give it my all during tonight's workout. :)

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My Husband's Revelation

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Half way through my work weekend, I remembered that Brian went to the doctor on Friday. That means he HAD to step on a scale. I had asked him earlier in the week what he thought his weight was. He said 265, I was estimating at least 275. Well, I forgot to ask Brian about that until he started accusing me of shrinking his clothes. First was his dress shirt, we were getting ready for church. He was complaining about the sleeves shrinking. I said that I thought that was the same shirt he complained about before and that it's no smaller. He then started saying that maybe the dryer wasn't working correctly. Next came the dress pants. He couldn't find any to wear. He again started accusing me of shrinking his clothes.

"Honey, I wash your dress pants on cold and hang them up in the bathroom to dry. They are synthetic. They don't shrink."

"Oh...."

Then I asked about the doctor's visit. Not only was his blood pressure high, so was his weight. 288. This is the biggest he's ever been. He's finally realizing he has to do something about this. I remind him that I want him around a LONG time. He says that he wants to be around a LONG time.

Today he's buying some "fat" jeans. I reassured him. I had to buy fat clothes too. No point in being uncomfortable and stressing over having no clothes to wear. We both want to be one of those couples that combined loses over 100 lbs. So far I've lost ten, so we're 10% of the way to that goal. I'm so glad he's finally coming around. I just wish he'd stop accusing me of shrinking everything. emoticon

  
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THEQUEENBEE333 4/21/2010 3:53PM

    Sounds like he is coming around. Have a great day!

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DJ4HEALTH 4/20/2010 10:36PM

    He has been watching too much tv because the is what one commercial about losing weight does for her clothes. She ask a friend for more quarters and when her friend ask about her clothes not being dry she says that she needs the quarters so that she can shrink her clothes because she lost weight. I really do wish that they would stop running that commercial because you can not shrink the clothes that much like she wants them. I am talking about inches not the usual shrinkage.

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TLROYER 4/20/2010 5:47PM

    I'm glad you are already showing him how it's done and have been inviting him to join you. These men can be stubborn but I'm glad he realizes it's time. Keep encouraging him! Good luck. Terry

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SHELLKAYE 4/20/2010 5:16PM

    I'm glad to hear that he's coming around on this. We have no one to blame but ourselves for our weight gain, but I've too been blamed my hubby's weight gain also. It's either I don't wash them right so they shrink or my favorite that it must be my cooking eventhough I don't force feed him nor do I make his decisions while he's away from home.

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HUSBANDANDDAD 4/20/2010 4:52PM

  "Stop shrinking my clothes" - why didn't I ever think of that? emoticon

Seriously, keep the path and walk with him as he goes through this self-discovery - you will both have to work hard but it will be worth it!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/20/2010 4:04PM

    That is good to hear that he's starting to come around to realizing he needs to do something. And it's funny that he's accusing you of "shrinking" his clothes! But seriously, he needs to want to do this, so make sure you don't push too hard. He will get there!

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KOSHIE1 4/20/2010 3:34PM

    That's good advice! Remember that he has to do it himself -- you can't police him. Trying to police him will just make both of you angry. NEVER say anything at the dinner table. You may remind him at other times and place that you love him and he can ask you anytime for dieting advice or other help.

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ELSEEBEE 4/20/2010 2:18PM

    Hang in there! For years I've struggled to try to lose weight while watching my DH eat everything in sight and never gain more than a pound or two! But since I've started Spark, he's become my biggest advocate and now he compliments me on my appearance, tells me how much he loves my cooking, and tells everyone how good he thinks I look! (He never did anything like that in 43 years of marriage!)

I suspect your hubby is where I was in my relationship- knowing you're overweight and watching your partner lose or not need to lose much. It makes one very defensive! I found so many excuses to NOT lose weight. It was so easy to "never" order dessert- I just ate a few bites of my husband's! Keep doing what you're doing and take good care of yourself. Be supportive and encouraging of your husband, but realize HE has to decide to change his lifestyle and join you in the journey to better health. Hopefully, he'll wake up soon and decide to do something about his weight. Bets of luck in your journey to being healthier!
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TONYROSEN 4/20/2010 2:13PM

    After going through several years of accusing my wife of "shrinking" my clothes, I had a heart attack at the ripe young age of 43. While in the hospital, I was weighed (duh) ... on a 5'-11" frame, I was up to 260-ish (264 to be exact) and a size 46 waist.

These days (a year and a half later), I weigh in at around 193 and wear a size 36 (and, they are getting a bit lose!).

It can be done; but it is eye-opening.

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Weekend Update

Monday, April 19, 2010

It was an interesting weekend, to say the least. Friday was an okay evening at work. Saturday was kind of weird. Our computer system got an "update" that took six hours. Since we knew about it ahead of time, we were pretty organized. Our technology pharmacist is awesome. He was there all day and evening Saturday keeping an eye on things. It's hard running a hospital without computers. I can't imagine how they kept track of med orders before them. I was scheduled for an eight hour shift, but the computers came back up around 9:30 pm (I usually clock out at 10:30). I ended up staying till after midnight to get orders caught up. Sunday went much smoother. All and all, not a bad weekend.

I ate well all weekend. I bring all my meals and snacks to work. I turned down free pizza again. I heard everyone else complaining later about their stomachs. The sausage was a little too spicy.

I'm tired today, but doing okay. I'll take it easy this morning, but will hopefully exercise later. I got in one workout over the weekend. I went on a 50 min walk with my 10 year old daughter. We were in our small town walking on the sidewalks when I heard two terriers barking. They came from about 1/2 a block away down an alley. Somehow I had the sense to face the dogs. They kept a few feet away and snarled and growled. I had my hand on my pepper spray, had Mary back up across the street slowly, and I followed, slowly. My husband was supposed to file the police report since I had to go in to work. He didn't get around to it. I absolutely HATE how people don't keep their dogs on leashes or chains. Their are a lot of walkers in our town of all ages and far too many irresponsible dog owners. One of my best friends was attacked last year by a dog. That happened in another town, but I can sure imagine it happening here.

Well, that's my weekend in a nut shell. Hope to get off to a good start today.
Have a good week everyone!

  
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SHELLKAYE 4/20/2010 7:49AM

    emoticon You did awesome this weekend. I know what you mean about the dogs in town. I live in the country so our dog is free to roam, but he is also older and a lover. He goes up to stangers (garbage men, schwan's man) and just greets them without a single bark. We love him. We also don't have traffic down our road except for a few farmers and our closest neighbor is almost a mile away. I used to live in the city and I would drive out of my way to walk on a trail instead of my neighborhood because of the dogs. It seemed that they would come out of nowhere and ready to attack, luckily they were on chains, but I it still scared me.

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TLROYER 4/19/2010 1:55PM

    Doesn't it feel good not to have a too full stomach or a pain from too spicy food. Congrats on eating well. I don't even like walking past dogs in fences. That sounded too scary. Glad everything was ok and you got away. Have a great week. Terry

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GGMOM06 4/19/2010 10:51AM

    emoticonI too have dogs come out after me when i walk and i have screamed so loud i scared the dog emoticon then i went home and called our animal warden. I believe she had a talk with them. emoticon on running,iam 66 and tried it but it really made my bone spurs(hips)act up,wow did i hurt for 2 wks. emoticon

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LOSINGITALL4ME 4/19/2010 10:33AM

    That brings back memories of running down my parents sidewalk and 2 dobermans come out of nowhere. I start screaming no at them and back up across the street. The lady from across the street came out to see if I was okay. Terrified but okay. Needless to say I went back home to calm down. People need to be more respectful of others concerning their animals. I'm glad you and your daughter were alright. Sure takes the fun out of exercising. Have a great week!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/19/2010 10:25AM

    Great job on eating healthy over the weekend! Glad to hear that you were able to avoid a major event with the dogs. We live out in the country, so our dogs are usually out, but we try to keep an eye on them if somebody happens to be walking or running by, or pulling in the driveway. They are usually pretty friendly though! Have a great Monday!

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WILLOWBEEZ 4/19/2010 10:19AM

    Wow that sounds scary with the dogs and all. I hate it as well that people don't leave their dogs tied up or fenced in. I have a dog and although he's friendly I understand he scares people.

Well you sound like you had a very busy weekend. Congrats on keeping up your walking and turning down the pizza. That would have been very hard for me. I live on pizza. emoticon

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