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Bummed

Thursday, May 06, 2010

I was anxious for yesterday to arrive. It's May, time to weigh again. I knew I would be right by my doc's office, so I used the same scale as the previous few months. The good news is that it went down. The kind of depressing news is that I'm only down 2 lbs since last month. I feel like I've been killing myself, exercising more and more, and to only go down 2 lbs was kind of depressing.

I'm down a total of 12 now in three months. My hubby told me that maybe I replaced some fat with muscle, which would make sense. I weight lift 4-5 times a week and have increased my strength a lot. This is the exact same comment I know I've posted to others' blogs.

So, I'm trying to stay positive. I'm taking a look at my nutrition tracking, when it's functioning properly again. I've switched from mixed nuts to peanuts. They are way lower carb and it's hard for me to overdo with them. Hubby's joining me on the low carb thing since he had to buy bigger clothes, so he's helping me too. Even when he's weak, he tells me "no, don't eat that" and I listen and thank him later.

The weight is coming off, I'm getting in much better condition, my knees are even stronger. I CAN DO THIS, I WILL DO THIS!!!!
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SUZIAND 5/7/2010 12:55AM

    The point is... the weight is coming off, girl!!! Rejoice in every single ounce that you say goodbye to!!! I think 12 pounds in 3 months is AMAZING!!!


Don't get discouraged, hun. You are doing an amazing job and are an inspiration to us all!!!


/hugs,
Suz

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HUSBANDANDDAD 5/6/2010 2:24PM

  Definitely FAT to MUSCLE if you are lifting weights that often.

Keep it up!!

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HUSBANDANDDAD 5/6/2010 2:24PM

  Definitely FAT to MUSCLE if you are lifting weights that often.

Keep it up!!

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"Do...or do not. There is no Try." - Yoda


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MOM-OF-SIX 5/6/2010 2:16PM

    Well, just measured. Everything measures the same. My clothes fit a little better. I'm adjusting what I eat and also my exercising. I think I get a better workout on the elliptical. I can go fast without hurting my knees. It may also be related to my thyroid. I've been feeling a little more hypo lately.

Still inspired to keep at it. Thanks everyone for lifting me up.
Chris

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/6/2010 12:34PM

    Do you track your measurements? Even though you "only" lost 2 pounds (that is better than nothing!), you may have lost inches. Are your clothes feeling looser? You are doing great!! Keep it up!!

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TLROYER 5/6/2010 11:57AM

    Keep at it. You are doing great! Think of how much better you feel than 3 months ago. I like that you husband helps you. Mine never says anything about my weight or with helping me lose it. YOU CAN DO THIS! Terry

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SONO4U 5/6/2010 11:39AM

    Keep at it and stay positive. You had a loss, that's great!

Deb (sono4u)

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FREELADY 5/6/2010 11:39AM

    Oh yes, you're telling yourself the truth, the same wisdom you've passed on to others! Hard work pays off. You are going to see the benefits before long!

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Hubby's coming around!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I think Brian is making a real effort now!!! We went on a walk yesterday evening. It was so nice to walk with him. I was a little tired, I had already walked 2.5 miles earlier. I usually walk a lot faster than him. We were at the same level yesterday, and he didn't huff and puff like usual. He's even trying to eat better. I think having to buy bigger clothes got to him. I keep encouraging him every day, but he took the initiative last night. I had earlier suggested a walk, but he said he wanted to swim. About an hour later, out of the blue, he said, "Let's go for a walk."

I'm so happy. He's helping around the house more and staying active in the evening. Although, this week, I'm not letting him nap. We're just too busy. I hope he keeps feeling better. That will encourage him.

Well, just wanted to share.

  
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TLROYER 5/5/2010 10:15AM

    That's great news! It sounds like you guys are going to have a healthy summer! Have a great day. Terry

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SHELLKAYE 5/5/2010 7:44AM

    This is great news. I'm glad to hear that he's trying to live healthier. Take care and have a great day.

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ASMPP1 5/5/2010 7:09AM

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LOSINGITALL4ME 5/4/2010 10:36PM

    That's great. I know my husband is realizing that exercising and eating better is the way to go. It took him awhile to realize it and now he pushes me to do more. The only thing that irritates me is him bragging about how much weight he has lost. But I'm glad for him and he is trying to get healthier.

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/4/2010 7:08PM

    That is great news!!

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HUSBANDANDDAD 5/4/2010 2:54PM

  Great News - keep it up!

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CASHEN9 5/4/2010 1:47PM

    Oh I love working out with my hubby!!! It really makes the workouts tolerable, doesn't it? even fun? emoticon

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KA_JUN 5/4/2010 1:46PM

    Good job! Having a partner that will help you towards your goals is awesome!

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I'm Taking Today Off

Monday, May 03, 2010

I just finished my work weekend. I work 10.5 hour shifts in a hospital pharmacy, Fri, Sat and Sun. Not a bad weekend. Some weekends are insane busy and I feel like quitting on the spot. This was a good paced weekend, busy enough to stay awake, but not so busy I'm going insane.

Today's Monday. I still feel drained from the weekend and didn't sleep well the last two nights. I think I'm anxious about this up coming week. We have: Two soccer practices, one soccer game,two track meets, Middle School choir/band concert, twins' playgroup, nephew's eighth grade grad party, Stevie's First Communion, Mary & Pat's Confirmation, and a partridge in a pear tree.....

I have to clean, shop, update the checkbook (we finally got a new computer, been without a good one for over a week) and plan a party for our kids' big day on Sunday.

So today I'm taking at least the morning off. I'm ready to put in a romantic comedy and be a couch potato for a little bit. Today's my "Sunday", my day of rest. Well, I can't actually take the whole morning off, and I'm too obsessive to let the laundry, dishes and meals go undone. I was lazy and gave the twins peanut butter filled pretzel bits for breakfast. I'm sure Daddy's fed them much worse stuff and called it a meal.

It feels good to vent a little. This week will go by quickly, and the friends and family we'll have over on Sunday won't care if the house is perfect.

I think there's something I'm forgetting, a holiday of some kind... emoticon

  
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TLROYER 5/4/2010 9:29AM

    Wow, you are making me tired just talking about it :) What hospital do you work at? Do you know other pharmacists from other hospitals? Do you know Pam Miller? She's in CB.

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TLROYER 5/4/2010 9:29AM

    Wow, you are making me tired just talking about it :) What hospital do you work at? Do you know other pharmacists from other hospitals? Do you know Pam Miller? She's in CB.

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TLROYER 5/4/2010 9:29AM

    Wow, you are making me tired just talking about it :) What hospital do you work at? Do you know other pharmacists from other hospitals? Do you know Pam Miller? She's in CB.

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MOM-OF-SIX 5/3/2010 5:27PM

    Okay, don't freak out until Friday. Got it.
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SHELLKAYE 5/3/2010 3:59PM

    You deserve to take today off. emoticon You do have a busy weekend coming up. Try to take it one moment at a time this week and try not to worry so much until atleast Thursday or Friday. Hopefully you can recruit a few little helpers to help with the cleaning. Take care. Have a great week.

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/3/2010 2:53PM

    I know the feeling about having a busy week. Hang in there and enjoy your day of "rest"!

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HUSBANDANDDAD 5/3/2010 11:11AM

  Just take a break and enjoy it!

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CASHEN9 5/3/2010 10:36AM

    Enjoy your rest before the chaos, lol! I know sometimes we just need to rest, physically & mentally. It does sound like you have a busy week but a fun week w/ family and friends. Enjoy!

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Spark People Theme Song

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Here's my vote for a Spark People theme song. I've got it on my ipod, and it really motivates me when it comes on.

"Get on Your Feet" By Gloria Estefan

You say I know it's a waste of time
There's no use trying
So scared that life's gonna pass you by
Your spirit dying
Not long ago
I could feel your strength and your devotion
What was so clear is now overcast
With mixed emotions
Deep in your heart is the answer
Find it, I know it will pull you through

Get on your feet
Get up and make it happen
Get on your feet
Stand up and take some action
Get on your feet
Don't stop before it's over
Get on your feet
The weight is off your shoulder

I think it's true that we've all been through
Some nasty weather
Let's understand that we're here
To handle things together
You gotta keep looking onto tomorrow
There's so much in life
That's meant for you

Get on your feet
Get up and make it happen
Get on your feet
Stand up and take some action
Get on your feet
Don't stop before it's over
Get on your feet
The weight is off your shoulder

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LOSINGITALL4ME 4/28/2010 8:42PM

    That is a great choice.

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THEQUEENBEE333 4/28/2010 10:46AM

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great rest of the week!

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SHELLKAYE 4/28/2010 7:49AM

    I love it.

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TLROYER 4/27/2010 7:21PM

    Yep, that would be a good one. Terry

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/27/2010 6:42PM

    Love it!!

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HUSBANDANDDAD 4/27/2010 2:34PM

  Nice choice - works for me! emoticon

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CASHEN9 4/27/2010 2:26PM

    Great choice...it's got my vote emoticon

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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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