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Friday, February 21, 2014

Well, I am happy to say my husband is much improved. Unfortunately, he still did not feel up to going out today, so we delayed our trip to visit with our children again. We will try for next week. In a way, it may have worked out best for us to go next week because one of our sons would not have been able to be there. I was ok with it all this morning, but as the day wore on, I was a little sad we could not have gone.

But I did not let it get to my diet!! I instead went down to my sewing room and worked on mending and another project. Both jobs are now complete, so time for a new project! Hmm, what will it be? Napkins or a wall hanging? Table runner? My mind is spinning...

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    I can imagine how you were feeling, but at least the delay in visiting will mean that you get to see the son you'd have missed if you'd visited earlier. That has to be worth the delay, I'm sure.

Good move in leaving the kitchen and temptation for spending some time working on a new creation, after tackling the not-so-enjoyable tasks first. I'm interested to find out what it was you decided on for your new project. Hope you can share a photo of the completed project with us. emoticon emoticon

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CHERIJ16 2/22/2014 9:29AM

    You are so talented! You have the right idea too: to keep busy. I need to find myself a hobby. I do some scrapbooking when I am home in Michigan but down here in Texas for the winter I don't have many supplies. I have been reading a lot but maybe I will take up something to keep my hands busy and out of the fridge!

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BELSNICKEL 2/22/2014 1:31AM

    Keeping busy is important. So nice. You seem. To be doing so well. Keep up the good work.

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worn out

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yesterday went well for me for both exercise and my food intake. I was a bit high on my sodium intake, but I know now what I need to do to adjust that.

I walked for over and hour and a half, shoveled snow and rode my bike for 25 minutes.

Last night, my husband got sick. Not fun. I ended up sleeping in our guest room in hopes that I can avoid getting what he has. He had some issues last night and that had me up for at least an hour and a half. He woke up early this morning still not feeling well.

So off to the store I went to get a few things to hopefully help him feel better. When I came home, I did not feel like taking my walk. Just too tired! But I made myself get on the treadmill. I decided I would just do a slow walk today for 30 minutes. I was so glad I pushed myself to go. I ended up walking for 80 minutes and felt better for having done so.

I am hoping and praying my husband gets better soon. We are supposed to go see two of our adult children on Friday, after having cancelled last week. I am hoping and praying I don't get what he has!

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    Hope your husband is soon feeling much better and also that you manage to escape coming down with whatever he was suffering from.

Isn't it amazing how at times we have to push ourselves to begin any form of exercise, and yet once we begin, the time we planned to spend somehow almost always increases way beyond our original target? Exercise really does boost our mood, thankfully.

Take care, stay healthy, and remember that your visit with family will be happening soon.

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CHERIJ16 2/20/2014 1:17AM

    I hope you all feel better by Friday. I am down with an annoying head cold and it's no fun! My exercise and diet have gone out the window!

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trying to stay focused today

Monday, February 17, 2014

Well , this was not a good weekend for me. I think it started on Valentine's day with going out to eat. I was prepared to be able to eat something a little more special than what I would usually order, but ended up getting a a chicken breast and broccoli. So when I got home, I began my little pity party again and ate without sitting at the table. I think I didn't go too crazy.

Then Saturday we went to the Auto Show. Again, I was prepared with my food and brought a healthy lunch along with me. Again when we got home, I was feeling deprived. I ate more than I knew I should have.

Sunday, we had guests for dinner. I had planned one eating just a small amount of the meat dish I prepared and fill my plate with salad, but I caved in again!

So today, I am getting back my focus again. I am doing well so far today. Sitting at the table is something I will have to continue to work on. I have been drinking plenty and eating lots of vegetables. Supper will be a big salad with some turkey added for protein. I must and wil persevere.

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    You're doing great! I'm sure we all have days when we just are't tempted to eat anything other than those meals we've planned, and I KNOW we all have days where everything goes pear-shaped and it's all we can do to try not to have too big a calorie blow-out. That's normal. But... the great thing is that you know where you went wrong, and you are taking steps to get back on track. That's the great thing, and I wish you well with it. emoticon

I started off yesterday ok, but within a few hours was feeling really blahh, no reason why, just felt really exhausted and wanted to doze in my chair on and off all day. No dog walk, no exercise, but I did manage to eat within my range which I guess was somethng. Trying to catch up on all yesterday's leftovers plus today's tasks and still not feeling 100%. I am DEFINITELY taking my poor dogs for a nice long walk today, which may just be what I need to turn my day into something much more positive.

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DJ4HEALTH 2/18/2014 12:48AM

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FIT4HZGLORY 2/17/2014 4:58PM

    Sounds like you had a plan for the day after. emoticon . It is good that you see your mistakes and are able to do something about it. Kudos to you.

Stay strong emoticon and focused.

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Valentine's Day

Friday, February 14, 2014

Our plan for the day totally changed. We were supposed to go see our two oldest children and do some errands in that area, but the plans fell through. So my husband decided he wants to take me out for Valentine's Day. He is really so sweet. He really would spoil me rotten if I let him.

Unfortunately, whenever he wants to go out to eat lately, it just brings me to tears. I know there are ways to eat healthy while dining out, but I feel like I am just getting back on the right path right now and don't want to deal with any extra temptation. My husband tries to encourage me and shows me all the things on the menu he thinks would be good. Problem is, if we don't go to a place that has their nutrition info available, I feel like I have lost control. I know I could order a salad or grilled chicken breast, but I can do that at home.

So now since he wants to go out so badly, I feel like I must make some food sacrifices ahead of time so that I can try to stay in my calorie range. So I will go light on breakfast and lunch and hope that it is good enough.

I was so down this morning that I didn't even want to take my daily walk. But I know that if I don't walk, it will be so much easier to not want to continue. So I pushed past those feelings and did my walk, but just a much slower pace than normal. That was my compromise and I guess my reward for sticking to my walking plan.

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BELSNICKEL 2/22/2014 1:24AM

    Sounds like your doing well. Sticking to your plan and adjusting it for a dinner out both are doing well. Let him spoil you and spoil him your both good people.

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JANET1012 2/15/2014 1:30PM

    I can certainly see your point! And I admire your dedication. How did the dinner out go? I confess I would have authorized myself to vary a bit from total nutritional perfection for that evening. The only problem with that is that sometimes it's hard to get back on track after even and "authorized" variance. I hope today is better and that you have regained your normal positive attitude! emoticon

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still feeling happy

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I am so proud of myself. I have managed to eat all of my food at the table for three days now. That is a big thing for me! It is just so easy to put food in my mouth while I stand and cook. Yesterday I even baked some blueberry muffins and made myself sit in order to sample part of one. Huge victory for me!!

Also, my friends came to visit today. It was just so nice being able to see them again and catch up on things. I served a healthy lunch of soup and salad and blueberry muffins. I was going to make a dessert, but decided not to. I don't need the extra temptation, but I sure do like to bake!

Instead of making that dessert, I went and worked on my sewing room and am happy to say I am to the point where I can use it! I still have a little bit of organizing to do with my fabric, but it is not too bad right now. I am so anxious to do some sewing!!!

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CHERIJ16 2/13/2014 12:58PM

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144AUTUMN 2/12/2014 10:27PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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    Wow, congratulations on being able to say you've eaten all your meals at the table for three days, that's a huge step in the right direction. I've heard so many times that it takes three days for something to become a habit, so I guess eating at that table has now become a habit for you. Wish I could say the same, but I'd completely forgotten I'd decided to eat at my table this morning, and took my breakfast into the lounge. I'm about to go have lunch when I finish posting, so I'll make sure I do the right thing this time. I'll have to think of a way to avoid that morning forgetfulness.

I understand how anxious you must be to get into that sewing room and do some sewing. I'd love to have room to use mine, but don't see it happening any time soon. On the positive side, at least I have more time to be up and moving, rather than just sitting, stitching.

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