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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Today was alright. I started the day off unable to get up to do Zumba. I'm just so tired all of the time. Hopefully I can complete some exercise before the end of the night.
Work was stressful today and my lunch was less than satisfying. I am leaving for France in 10 days and I am anxious about traveling with my "extra baggage." I'm worried about overflowing my seat and impeding on other people's seat. Nothing scares me so much as the concept of having to buy more than one seat for my large caboose.
A good friend of mine is going in soon for her bariatric surgery. She has chosen "the sleeve" and it has sparked my interest in surgery as a possible tool in my weight loss. I understand that this is a life-long commitment to completely alter my ability to eat different foods...but I am so interested in being able to live a much more active life that I feel like this is an option worth serious research and consideration. Has anyone completed surgery or known someone that has?
I hope today was great for all of you!!! emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 1/8/2013 8:11PM

    Only you can make that decision. Good luck!

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Nothing like a NEW DO!

Monday, January 07, 2013

So, this morning started off with waking up an hour early to complete my new yoga DVD that I got for Christmas, complete with a new mat. :) Holy moly Bob Harper....this woman's "warrior" is sore and it hasn't even been 24 hrs. So, exercise is done for the day. Tomorrow's agenda is here's to hoping I can wake up in time!

I was back at work after a break for the holidays and man was I hungry ALL DAY. I didn't even realize how much mindless snacking I had done over the past couple of months until I couldn't go to the cupboards anymore! It's good to be back in the routine and not have ample food at my beck and call. I packed a healthy lunch and surprisingly the celery and PB filled me up and the orange really hit the spot. Oranges are SO good right now. emoticon

Finally, I finished my evening with a trip to the hairdresser. New highlights and a haircut has me feeling like a sexy new lady! Now, if I could just wake up 60 pounds lighter...haha! Tomorrow is a new day, and let's stay FOCUSED!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 1/8/2013 12:50PM

    Sounds like a good day! Keep up the great work!

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Saturday, January 05, 2013

So, here I am 2 months later, 15 pounds heavier and 2 relatives short. November was rough and then the holidays and grief from losing my aunt and Grandma hit at the same time. It was the first Christmas of my life that I did not spend with my Grandma. The loss hit hard, and so did my emotional eating- and Lord knows the options were plentiful. emoticon

Enough of the sad stuff... for Christmas I got a yoga mat---and I want to start to do yoga this year. Anyone have yoga DVDs they would recommend? I also got Zumba for the I will add that to my exercise routine as well as our elliptical we purchased last year. I have set a personal goal to rotate yoga, Zumba and Elliptical throughout the week doing each at least once! Another positive: I registered today for my first 5K for next summer, and I'm considering signing up for another within the next week or so.

It is a new year, with new goals. My husband and I have made a deal. If we both meet a very reasonable goal of weight loss (I'm saying 40lbs and 20lbs for him by 1/1/14)....we will go on a vacation together. This way we will help encourage and support each other, because who doesn't want a vacation with their spouse sans children for losing weight and feeling better about yourself???

So, I apologize for my absence this past couple of months. I am anxious to get back on track and realize my short-term (exercise) and long-term(40lbs this year) goals. Happy New Year everyone! Let's make this THE year. emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 1/6/2013 6:54AM

    Welcome back! You have set some great, achievable goals for yourself. You can do it!

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LOLOSMOMMY 1/5/2013 9:32PM

    Sorry about your losses, but welcome back! I love your reward for achieving your goals. I still need to come up with some rewards for my goals.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/5/2013 9:27PM

    Welcome back! I think this is an excellent idea and those are great goals! Here's to a great 2013 for both of us!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 1/5/2013 9:26PM

I am sorry about your relatives.

Happy New Year! You have a great attitude with the new year and I wish that you and your husband meet those goals together so you can celebrate on vacation! Best of luck in the New Year!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

So, just as I thought things couldn't get more stressful...they got much, much worse. The day after Thanksgiving, I received word that my Grandma had passed away. I was just gaining my footing after the death of my aunt a couple weeks ago, and now my Grandma-the matriarch of my family. She was the woman that taught me to crochet, knit, cook a mean Thanksgiving dinner, among many other things. Every holiday up until this moment were spent with her and her traditions.
My willpower feels crushed, and this is the worst time of year to feel out of control. I am headed out to be with family and friends tomorrow for the visitation and funeral. I'm sure there will be food there and all. I'm not hungry persay, but I feel an empty void growing inside of me. I don't want to fill it with food, but then what do we fill those empty spaces with??? For now, I'm trying love... My children are so precious to me, I just keep hugging them. The poor things will be deflated before long. :)
Thanks for bearing with me during these unreal times. I'm usually such an upbeat and fun person. I just can't seem to catch a break this month.

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GARDEMON 11/26/2012 8:18PM

  Very sad. Tomorrow is another day, hope the sun will shine for you and you can let it go and go on with your life. Tomorrow I will go to the Buddhist temple and will light incense for you.

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/26/2012 8:01PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose someone this time of year. I will be praying for you.

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KEELY128 11/26/2012 7:57PM

    Sorry for you loss, hang in there, just take day by day. You know in the back of your mind the right thing to do for eating. This to shall calm down and get easier.

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DIBANANA 11/26/2012 7:55PM

  I would first like to say I am so sorry to hear of your two losses so close together. As you said love may help fill the void. You might also try going to a senior center or volunteering to help fill your time for now.

Bless your heart.

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BECKYSFRIEND 11/26/2012 7:53PM

    emoticon for your loss emoticon

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What a Week...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

So, this week has been chaotic, stressful, and emotional at best. I began the week with my aunt's funeral. Shortly thereafter, I was notified of my grandmother's move to hospice. I am heading to be with her this weekend. We aren't sure how much longer we have her and I'm anxious to spend precious time with her.
However, with each long trip in the car comes meals on-the-go. It is so difficult when I am an emotional eater to be in the car for extended periods of time (over mealtime) when I'm upset.
I have gained quite a bit of weight this past week (probably the McDonalds) and I am hoping that life cuts me a break over the holidays so that I can focus on eating healthy and trying to get some exercise in. And did I mention that I am hosting/cooking Thanksgiving this year?
Any suggestions for roping life back in and gaining control of my eating? I feel like I'm losing control of everything...and my weight is taking the hit.
Thanks everyone- I appreciate your support!

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/15/2012 11:50AM

    I agree with setting small goals. You are dealing with a lot of emotional stuff right now. Just take it one day at a time. Try to plan ahead what you are going to eat when you have to eat on the road. Hang in there!

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KCMAGPIE 11/14/2012 10:22PM

    Try setting some small goals for yourself that take the focus off of food. Mine for now is 'Stick to a morning routine and get to work on time.' maybe for you during this time it should be '10 minutes of quiet meditation a day' or 'two blog posts a day'. Anything to remind yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to. When I travel, subway is my friend... A six inch turkey for now and a footlong veggie stashed in a travel cooler (most subways let me fill a ziplock bag with ice while I'm there). I never eat subway unless I travel so it's actually a treat instead of the same old boring sandwich. Don't sweat calories during this time but focus on things that nourish your body and your spirit. You CAN do this... Sorry for all you are going through - hope you get a well deserved break from all the stress this holiday!

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KATRINAKRAUT 11/14/2012 9:10PM

    One step at a time but McDonalds now posts the calorie count in plain sight. You are dealing with a lot. Be gentle to yourself and ask how your best friend would feed you. Now be your best friend.

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