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First day back to work

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today I got up at 5:15am and emoticon .
Got my lunch (smoked turkey and sweet potato and salad)Snack fiber bar and almonds
Got to work no internet, no phone.
That's OK I have lots of cleaning to do. Cleaning and rearranging.
I kept looking at my Fitbit to see if I had enough steps. Yes (15000+)

Quick trip to the dentist to get a crown .
Back to work
Finally home at 6:30p.
I am not going to take a nap.
My daughter is already telling me we are going swimming at 9pm.
I will not take a nap.

Overall I can do this if I plan and am orgainzed.
I know Jillian says if you fail to plan you plan to fail.


  
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MNNSAIDE 7/31/2014 10:55PM

    Wow Becky you sure do get lots of steps in!

no Internet. ...no fun!

you are setting a good example for us teachers who go back in 3 weeks



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My last day of freedom

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Students look forward to summer vacation so do School Staff teachers, librarians and principals.
It gives us times to get our emoticon minds back.

For me this is my last day of freedom. I start working on Thurs. emoticon
My summer freedom is over.
My walking 7 miles a day over
Swimming in the evenings over
Taking emoticon over. I think this is the hardest thing taking naps.

But my TOPS leader told me not to psych myself out. I can stay on track even when I am working.

I got my lunch ready.
My clothes are ready
I am going to get up early and emoticon

This is the year I want to lose it.

  
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MNNSAIDE 7/31/2014 2:05PM

    Oh Becky I'm on your heels......3 more weeks for me.

I know you are diligent in packing your nutritious food and snacks!!!!!!!
Can't wait to hear about your day (via e-mail!!!)

See you soon........

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LILYSDOGS 7/31/2014 1:26PM

    Becky, maybe you can still go swimming in the evenings after you get home from work.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/31/2014 9:08AM

    You can do this! Your TOPS leader gave you good advice - don't psych yourself out. Take each day one day at a time - you will make it! emoticon

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TBIRD22 7/30/2014 7:59PM

    Good luck at work tomorrow! I find it tough going back after summer holidays also. Sometimes the routine of work can be helpful to stay on track. Keep packing your lunch and working out in the morning and you will succeed!!

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The Journey is Mine

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Journey is mine.

I just got back from the annual conference for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). There were many people that have lost great amounts of weight. Many times I watch The Biggest Loser or other weight loss shows and I think these people are not real. They are just actors not living a normal life. Well at the TOPS conference I saw real wonderful people that have lost weight are are Keeping it off.
One speaker I listened to shared his story. Wayne Vandenlangerburg. He had been over 600lbs. He had tried different weight loss groups and had success but finally he joined TOPS and found his home. He lost over 400lbs without surgery. What an inspiration.
The thing he said that impressed me the most was his journey was his. I should not compare myself to him or to other people. He said focus on your journey and do the best you can for you. Mine weight loss journey is mine.
I think how many times I have thought way can I not lose weight like this person or that person. I should not judge myself but just work harder. I can lose the weight. Thanks Wayne for your wonderful story. You and your wife are amazing real people.

  
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IMAVISION 7/30/2014 3:33PM

    Wayne's successful journey does sound like an inspiration. I absolutely enjoy the success of those who drop weight without surgeries.

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The journey is indeed mine! emoticon

God bless!

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MNNSAIDE 7/25/2014 11:38PM

    ...and thank you Becky for reminding me that I can not do the same exercise as others .... I am me and I too will focus on this journey.

Your friend!

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Therapy

Friday, July 26, 2013

Recently my daughter had her tonsils out. She has been resting, resting resting but she does need therapy.

She has time therapy animals visit her.

These help keep her clean. They lick her face so she does not need to wash.


If your bed is tooo cold they will be happy to warm it for you.

This is Pepper the therapy cat in training. He is learning how to give cat scans. Soon he will walk over the patient and find the problem.
He is a wonderful sleeper. He will watch you sleep for hours. If you need someone to sleep with you he is excellent at this.








Next we have the therapy ferrets. First we have Girlie anything you drop on the floor she will pick up and hide.
They will jump on you at all hours of the day or night just to make sure you are breathing.
They are great at making you get up and get moving. They love going to the shower with you just to make sure you do not fall.

Sometimes there is problems with the therapy procedures.


So if anyone needs therapy I would be happy to send these trained professionals to your home to get you on your feet again,

  
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DIDMIS 4/15/2014 2:02AM

    Hey Becky Nice pics.

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KLABELL 10/16/2013 7:04AM

    What a great group you have there, always ready to help out. I know first hand how difficult it is when the kids are older and have their tonsils out. Hope your daughter is doing well now.

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YJNANA 8/3/2013 6:37PM

    They are indeed therapy.
Hope DD gets well soon, my DD was about the same age when she had hers out. The older you are the harder it is they say.
Cute pets

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LESLIE871948 8/2/2013 10:29AM

    This is hilarious. I realize now that I have some therapy animals too, Just dogs because they won't let anything else with fur come anywhere near my house or yard. One is serenading me right now from under the table. He cannot sleep quietly because of his bulldog style nose.

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DIDMIS 7/26/2013 7:08PM

    Oh Becky that is so funny.

Irene

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MNNSAIDE 7/26/2013 11:00AM

    Becky - that is even funnier with the pictures!!!
Waiting for a certain someone to read this!!!
Can I borrow the cat (scan) after yesterday!

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TXDREAMSPINNER 7/26/2013 10:35AM

    Sounds like you are covered! Hope your daughter has a quick recovery.


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CINDYBEL 7/26/2013 10:07AM

    hahahahah Best therapy there is. emoticon

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PATSYB7 7/26/2013 6:59AM

    Terrific blog! You made me laugh! Hope your DD feels better soon. Have a great day.
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Summer already

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday was the first day of summer. Wow here in South Texas the Temp is always hot. Ok in the winter it is cool. So summer means 100+.

I love walking. I wanted on Friday to walk 10 miles. I woke up and my foot was hurting. I think I pulled something swimming. So Saturday I walked only 8 miles. Still I am proud 8 miles is great. And I can still walk around the house. My foot still hurts but only when I stretch it like a ballerina.

On Friday I went to the health food store and was looking at the Vegetable Protein. I had read an article about the Amazing Grass Shakes. I love trying new things in the summer. I thought maybe protein shakes would be a good fast breakfast when school starts again.
So I looked for the Amazing Grass Protein. I got a sample of some veg. protein. I mixed it with almond milk and a few fresh strawberries. It tastes OK. It reminded me of the days when my mom got me the Shaklee protein drinks. Later in the day I started sneezing. My eyes started to water and I was just sneezing. Oh yea!!! I am allergic to most common grasses. Got some decongestion the sneezing stopped.
Well I guess veg. protein will not work for me.
My friends were right eating grass is not for me.

  
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SUNNYWBL 6/26/2013 3:02PM

    Sorry about the grass thing, I hope the symptoms pass quickly! emoticon

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PATSYB7 6/23/2013 5:55AM

    Allergies are annoying. I hope you feel better!
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I'm having plantar fasciitis issues with my left foot. Keep an "eye" on your pain. I'd hate for you to do more damage if it's something serious like a stress fracture or the like.
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I've been putting kale into my smoothies. Here's the recipe: 1/2 c packed kale, 1/2 c plain lowfat yogurt, 1/4 c part skim ricotta cheese, 1 c frozen mixed berries, 1 T ground flax seed, 1/4 t cinnamon, and 1/2 c water. Put is all in a blender and process until smooth. Have a great day!
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