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Wednesday already!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yesterday was a great day! Had to go to Springfield to a follow up doctor appt. Had deviated septum surgery in Apr. He said " I'm perfect!" What a way to start my day! Then went to a not so healthy lunch. Well, I ate healthy choices, just a bit more than needed. Dh was a trooper when we headed to the mall to look for that "perfect dress" for dd's wedding. No luck, but I have plenty of time. I did try on a 14w blouse which was too big. Nice feeling! Went to get new glasses for dh. It was a hot, but bearable day...90. We stopped at a Mickey D's for ice tea on the way home. Had a bit of diet Dr Pepper, too.

Got ready for an evening of reruns...I don't know why i don't read more! I was tired so headed to bed at 9, my usual. Dh came to bed and watched the news, then fell asleep. I tossed and turned and finally got out of bed for good at 130am. Read emails and Sparked a bit and went back to bed at 3am. What a night!! I was up at 8am and feel pretty good.

Now for the 2 wonderful things I am enjoying today. (1) I officially entered my weight BELOW 200...I'm @ 197 and (2) It is actually COOL this morning with an awesome breeze coming from the North! We are blessed down here in the Ozarks and all the beauty of Fall coming soon!

Well, I have the bed made, a load of laundry going, dishwasher emptied, and made my cup of iced water, so guess it's time to finish this up and get out for a joyous walk on my very rural wooded dirt road. Hope all y'all have a great Sparkday! I know I will!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Friday night! GO PANTHERS!!!

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WILDWOMEN2 8/26/2010 11:51AM

    Congradulations you are so wonderous! Great job on the dancing and walking yesterday--I bet you are a wonderful dancer! I like to put on music and clean house and dance simultaneously. Once I figured out how many calories I am burning per hour and how much I have to do housework wise it was a no brainer! Love your Spark Page and thanks for being the wind beneath my wings sometimes! emoticon

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FITJEANS 8/25/2010 4:50PM

    Well a big CONGRATS to u BYe 200's hello 190's that is emoticon. I knew emoticon and you did it that is emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABYKANGAROO30 8/25/2010 12:17PM

    emoticonon the weight loss :)

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NCPANFAN 8/25/2010 12:16PM

    emoticon That is awesome! I look forward to the day when I can say that! Hope you enjoy your cool day. You are so right, fall is fast approaching.

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Have a Blessed Sunday...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Here it is, another week passed and a new start. Of course, any day we choose, can be a new start. Weather influences my mood and attitude, but things are looking up for both this week. It is actually suppose to cooler and the air is to be drier!! emoticon Welcome Fall!

I am going to be more consistant this week. Not seeing much change in body or weight and I want to get down to the 190's. Doesn't even sound real, but that's just a few pounds away. Lately, funny thing is, I don't really, in my head, see or maybe accept the change. In my head, I still feel fat. In my head, there are feelings of doubt. In my head, I wonder if and when, I'll get to goal. I know I come off as a pretty positive person, but I think these underlying doubts are what have haunted me in the past and have caused me to just give up. I'm NOT going to give up this time!!! However, I do wonder when and how we get the help to really accept our new bodies?

Hoping ALL have a great Sparkweek! Have a Blessed Sunday! emoticon emoticon

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    I am sure it comes slowly...and you will get used to it and stop having those doubts! Your doing so great and I hope that you see those 190s and wonderful onederland soon!!! emoticon emoticon

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MCSNYDER1 8/22/2010 10:22PM

    The curse of women---always wondering and worrying! I think you are amazing and have a great attitude and sense of humor!

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DAYCARELADY150 8/22/2010 6:30PM

    I think I have similiar doubts about weight---as if it's now a part of me that can't be changed. Anyway, have a super Sparkweek. emoticon

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The weekend already!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Time DOES fly when we're having fun. The fair was a good time. Ate lots of "treats", ate well, but late Wed, had some chocolate Thurs and 1/2 a rib dinner and a small DQ choc dip cone on the way home. Funny that the food was what I started to write about first. Someday I hope that it isn't so important. We DID have a good time. We saw all the displays and 4-H entries. Got our picture taken for free at the Electric Company Bldg. I look a little different this year. emoticon The weather was warm, but not as humid as other times. We enjoyed our ride across the state to Cabela's. Did some shopping, then to the late dinner, which we never do, then got a room. We were both exhausted.

Thurs was warmer and much more humid, but that didn't matter since we were in the car or in stores. Went back to Cabela's for the "sale day". We didn't get as many things as we had planned, but that's okay. I got a couple "Life is Good" shirts. I love the brand and believe the saying. I bought a sporting t-shirt with the store name on it and a pic of a German Shorthair. I sure do miss my Freedom (dog), now I have a shirt that looks like her. emoticon

Cabela's is part of a mall, so I took the time to check out the stores that had dresses. I'll keep looking until I find "the" dress for dd's wedding next July. Dh was so understanding. A real trooper. We stopped at several places along the way home, but I didn't find it yet. He got a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for. After we got home, he was on the computer for a very long time. I finally went in and asked what he was doing and he told me he was looking at dresses. He's such a hoot, sometimes. He tries, but really doesn't understand that it has to be the perfect dress, but with his cooperation, it will be much easier to find. I have a "girls shopping day" planned in a few weeks. So much for that. I'm back on track with water, food and exercise and looking forward to a loss!! Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITJEANS 8/21/2010 3:42PM

    Hey you will get that loss b cuz emoticon! emoticon 4 being such a emoticon emoticon

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    Sounds like a great week! Great job getting back on track...I am sure you'll see a loss soon! emoticon

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Nice Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Boy did I sleep well!!

I DID however, find out yesterday, that I'm still just too out of shape to walk my hilly road for 30 mins then do my home gym workout, especially the move for my legs. OUCH!! Hurt everytime I tried to sit down (which was a flop down) and it didn't feel too swell when I tried to get up either. Feeling better today and probably WILL get that 30 mins in.

My Dr was impressed at my continued weight loss. I'm going to take the cholesterol med faithfully for the next 6 weeks, then get another blood test. She DID say that she will order therapy for my limited joint mobility. It's already MUCH better than it was when I started this, so I'm excited. emoticon

We are planning on going to State Fair and maybe a trip to the Cabela's near St Louis(they have a pretty nice sale going on)...today or tomorrow. It's already 9:30 and dh hasn't said a word about leaving.??? I've asked each day," what day are we going", so waiting to hear from him. MEN!! This would be a perfect day for the fair, if it's all cloudy like here. It's usually so oppressive.

Hoping everyone has a great Wednesday! Hump Day Happiness to the workforce out there!!
emoticon NEWSFLASH: We're going to the fair as soon as I pack an overnight bag, because we ARE going to Cabela's too. Spontinaity...good thing I have it!!! Guess I'll be getting that "30 min" + walk in today. Peace out!

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    Sounds like a fun day! DH is very much the same way...still waiting for him to get up earlier enough for the Farmers Market! Great getting your walk done in a fun way!! Enjoy your spontaneous trip! emoticon

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SPARKYJEANIE1 8/18/2010 2:57PM

    Yaayy Mary!! See...dh probably just wanted to surprise ya!! (umm - did you buy THAT one??) lol

Have yourself a GREAT time and enjoy all the sights and smells of fair!

Great work on doing that walk and then home gym. Imagine, it's tough now, but like you said, you've come so far already and you can feel it. Pretty soon you'll be doing 1hr plus AND hitting the home gym!! Hope those legs shake the soreness soon - (I'm imagining how hard it must be just to go pee) Lol!!!!!!!


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DOTTIEJANE1 8/18/2010 1:17PM

    Spontanity is a great thing to have and use. Enjoy your trip and all of the walking .Glad you are getting therapy. emoticon emoticon

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CHRIMSONFYRE 8/18/2010 10:44AM

    Sounds like you are on the right track and know your goals! Spontaneity is a great thing to have in my opinion. Congrats on the progress with your joints and moving, remember it's baby steps but eventually you will get to where you want to be.

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Tuesday and the AC is NOT on!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Finally! I think it's been over a month. The air is still cool this morning and finally dry. I'm guessin' that's why my scheduled exercising is finished already.

I go see my doctor after lunch. Hopefully, we can come up with a plan. I sure don't want to have to stay on cholesterol medication from now on. Maybe, I'll be able to cut back on the arthritis medication. Since I forgot to take it after breakfast, did my exercise and really didn't hurt much. Hmmm.

Keep on Sparkin'!!

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NEELIXNKES 8/18/2010 5:16PM

    WTG on getting your exercise in early. Hope that the DR's appt went well!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 8/18/2010 2:58PM

    Nice to hear you're able to survive without the AC for a while! Nature sure knows when to give us a break sometimes, huh!

After I read your post from today, I'm happy to hear the md appt went well!! Pretty soon you might be able to ditch those cholesterol meds!!


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    It has been wonderful outside!!!If only it would stay that way!! Hope all goes well at the doctors!

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PATRICIAANN46 8/17/2010 12:21PM

  Exercise and weight loss definitely have an affect on how much, if any medication is needed in certain areas. I wish you luck. At my yearly physical last Monday, I had one medication eliminated completely and one cut in half. I hope you are successful too...... emoticon

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