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Positive Changes

Friday, May 07, 2010

Thank you everyone who posted comments on my "Bummed" blog. You've inspired me to keep at it. It's been a stressful week too, but I'm making it through. The house is presentable now for our party on Sunday. There's still some work for tomorrow, but I think we can make it.

I've made some adjustment to my food and exercise. I've changed the kind of nuts I eat so I don't over indulge. The mixed nuts are soooooooo yummy, I may be taking in too many carbs that way. Peanuts and pistachios are ok, very nutritious, but there is no way I can eat too many of them. They just aren't addictive for me. As for my workouts, I looked at my charts. When I was losing 5 lbs/month, I was on the elliptical a lot more. This last month, I've been swimming (mostly kicking) and walking a lot. Both are good exercises, but I don't get the workout I get on the elliptical. I could feel it today. On the elliptical, I noticed that I couldn't do the workout I had built myself up to. I lowered the resistance a bit so I could do 40 minutes. I feel great now! I really got my heart rate up and sweated like I burned off some calories. On the elliptical, I can go jogging/running speed without hurting my knees. I just can't do that walking.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Ours will be busy: tonight Patrick retaking some of his confirmation test, our nephew's eighth grade grad party; tomorrow soccer game and cleaning/getting house ready; Sunday Stevie's First Communion, Mary and Patrick's Confirmation and a party at our house after. We'll celebrate Mother's Day a little too. I know Mary is excited about the presents she made at school for me.

  
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TLROYER 5/8/2010 10:05AM

    Man, I can only do 20 minutes on the elliptical. Have a great weekend. Terry

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/7/2010 3:01PM

    Sounds like a busy, yet fun weekend ahead! That is good that you went back and looked at your past tracker information. That's the best way to figure out what you need to do. As for me, I know what I need to do with my eating and just can't seem to do it! At least, I know that I'm working out, so it's keeping the weight from piling back on. Have a great weekend!!

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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.

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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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