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A quiet month

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I haven't posted for a long time, nor even peeked in at SP, but I have stuff to report today!

New weight! I'm finally down into new weight loss territory again. I got my 40-pound star at WW today, which was my goal for the week. I lost a pound this week and needed to lose .6 to get the star, so total WW loss since May 2000 is 40.4 pounds.

Step Challenge! We had a contest at WW to keep us active during the winter. The challenge was to walk 1 million steps in 100 days. That's 10K steps (approx. 5 miles per day). Except for the first two weeks, back in late November, it hass impossible to walk outside, so this has been especially challenging. I'm learning that watching TV and jogging in place will make those steps add up. Anyway, it took me 109 days, but last night at about 10:45 p.m. I hit 1,000,031 steps. Then, I stopped and went to bed!

We also learned today that our WW leader is resigning 8-(. She's been really wonderful, but is having weight issues of her own and is unable to maintain her goal weight so she can't be a leader anymore. We'll miss her! Makes me worried for how hard maintenance will be if/when I get there myself.

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SEISMOGEEK 3/3/2010 10:16PM

  woo hoo, you go, GF!! that is so awesome :)

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MORINJ 3/3/2010 3:48PM

    Hmmm, I may have to check out Body Clutter. I'm hoping that having lived with this altered eating pattern for three plus years will have taught me something, but I'll take whatever help I can.

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LIONSIMA 3/3/2010 3:21PM

    Yay on the weight loss! That star will look wonderful on your keychain. I didn't have as much to lose, but I did get the 25 lb magnet and that was cool.

Sorry about your leader - those rules can be pretty darned cruel. You'd think it would be instructive for the group to help support the leader, but I guess they don't think that way.

Yes, maintenance is way harder than the original loss, which is why so many people go up again. The brutal truth is, unless you resolve the emotional issues that caused the original gain, the same mechanisms are going to kick in. I recommend FlyLady's "Body Clutter" for that.

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GRRARRGH 3/3/2010 3:00PM

    emoticon on the star!

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A new low

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I'll wait until after my WW meeting at noon today to update my weight ticker, but the number I saw on the scale this morning was VERY encouraging. I think the chocolate cake is now officially history. We won't talk about the two birthdays coming up in my family in the next ten days, however, OK?

I've been experimenting with my meat-free meals lately. I'll probably always want a steak from time to time, but I'm finding out that eating more fruits and veggies is very scale-friendly. Lately we've enjoyed falafal and wraps with hummus and lots of vegetables. Fresh tropical fruits are really good right now, too. Kiwi, mango, pineapple and other types of citrus are getting me through this cold, snowy winter.

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JENOLSON 2/5/2010 12:37PM

That's great!!

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    Great job! Congrats!!!

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Day of Reckoning

Thursday, January 28, 2010

According to Wii Fit, I've gained 3.5 pounds since last Friday. Gulp. OK, I knew that was probably coming. I don't think its all cake, though, since I've got the usual PMS weight gain going on this week, too.

I disposed of the last corner of cake last night, with the baker's blessing. She's trying to watch her weight, too! That temptation is gone now--yippee!

I tried something new last night. I was invited to a woman's Bible study and *I went*! I decided that I really need some more IRL friends. Since my good friend moved away to become a nun, I don't have very many buddies in town. It helped that I knew most of the other women there. We were kind of light on the Bible study, but we had some very enlightening conversations and I really enjoyed it. I found a group that I feel I fit in nicely with. I'm looking forward to joining them again.

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LIONSIMA 1/28/2010 11:22PM

    Don't worry about the weight - you are right, probably just PMS. Do you need to ramp up the exercise some more? Is Wii Fit sufficient to get your heart rate up there?

Yay on the RL friends and disposing of the cake. *So* looking forward to vicarious enjoyment of your blossoming life, Jodie!


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Horrendous Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday was such a bad day, and I sabotaged myself big time further compounding the horrendous-ness of it all.

Weather got awful, so an important medical appointment had to be postponed, which is causing me some stress, but I'm dealing with it.

Bad weather means many staff can't come to work and I needed a minimum number of people to help me do new student orientation on Tuesday, so I was worried about how to tweak things last minute depending on who came to work.

I got a call at home from my own cell phone, which was weird. A coworker found my phone in the parking lot, frozen to the ground. I guess I slipped and it plopped out of my purse? I'm lucky someone I know found it and saved it for me, but it made me feel stupid. So the phone is back, no harm done.

My daughter's were quite aware of my bad mood and so offered to scoop snow for me. That was wonderful because I'm sick of it! and my shoulder hurts from all the ice removal and hacking at ice I did over the weekend. One daughter wore my snowboots and promptly broke the zipper while putting them on. Do you think you can BUY a pair of snowboots in Iowa in late January? Guess again. I'll be shuffling along in them until I can replace them, next fall. Sigh.

And it occurred to me late in the day that it was the 25th anniversary of the day Ben proposed.

So, the kids were home from school all day and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a freshly baked and frosted chocolate sheet cake? I felt so sorry for myself that I just dived in and ate until I was about sick. Lord, it was GOOD! Of course, then I feel sad and nervous and incompetent AND GUILTY, too.

Yesterday was better. Today, I am recommitting. But I'm not stepping on a scale until Friday.

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LIONSIMA 1/27/2010 9:25PM

    Sweetie, it was just a day that needed chocolate. Don't feel guilty. Nobody is perfect, and it was a really rough day. One chocolate cake is not going to ruin all your months of hard work.

But maybe you can take it to work with you tomorrow and share with your colleagues!


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MORINJ 1/27/2010 1:16PM

    You are both right. Looking back at it now, though, for every bad thing that happened something good happened! The anniversary thing was hard, but I had some wonderful dreams about Ben that night and I hadn't dreamt of him in a long time. Now, if the rest of that cake would just GO AWAY and quit tempting me!

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ASDISO 1/27/2010 1:11PM

    I'm so sorry you had such an awful awful day on Monday. Don't let it stick very long in your memory.

After a day like that, you would *need* chocolate in some form or other, so don't feel guilty about it!

Lots of love from Iceland *hugs*

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CALDEROB 1/27/2010 11:05AM

    Sending God's blessings your way! emoticon Chocolate is my fave and sometimes it's so hard to this bag of chocolate m&m's sitting on my desk. emoticon We can do it...we just have to keep trying!

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Graduated from "grannies"

Friday, January 22, 2010

A diet strategy that has worked for me many times is to buy clothes that are too small and then diet to fit into them. I did this again last fall when I picked up a pair of jeans at Wal-Mart that were a size smaller than what I was currently wearing. I didn't try them on because I knew they wouldn't fit (that was the idea!) but I just threw them in the cart based on their size.

When I got them home and tried them on, they fit! They were tight, but wearable. The problem was they were lower-riding jeans that what I was used to and I was having underwear issues. Even though I was wearing "hipsters," the elastic band showed in the back when I wore these jeans.

Yesterday, I bought some bikinis to wear with my jeans, which are more comfortable now. I feel like a sweet young thang in my newer stylish jeans and underpants that do not show when I bend over.

Nearly an inch of ice on our driveway helped me work off some chips that I ate yesterday. I spent almost an hour chipping and scooping the thick ice that covered our 30-yard driveway yesterday afternoon. That a good job DONE! My arms ache today, but in a good way. Too bad we are supposed to have more ice and snow this weekend. emoticon

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LIONSIMA 1/23/2010 10:46PM

    I love your stories, Jodie! So inspiring. I agree with Debby, time for sexier underwear! Who knows, with all these people working on your behalf, you might have somebody to show it to one of these days emoticon.

Sorry about the ice - we're supposed to get about 15 - 20 cm of snow, but luckily not much by way of ice. Stay warm!

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SEISMOGEEK 1/22/2010 8:17PM

  woo hoo and good going!! sounds like it's time to visit victoria's secret (my personal fav place to buy undies!)

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