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I disappointed my friend

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I am feeling yucky right now. I was invited to a friend's annual after Christmas party, an event that she has been hosting for probably 20 years. It is just the women who all worked together some time ago. I look forward to it all year.

Well I forgot about it. The week between Christmas and New Year is so topsy turvy for me that keeping schedules in order is tricky. In addition we tend to think of it as a catch your breath kind of week. The kids are home from school and their schedules are full and constantly changing. I tend to think of keeping their schedules and I forget about my own. So I got home from school and completely forgot that is was the 29th. That is not the worst of it. I did the same thing a couple of years ago. It is something I will never live down. That isn't so bad as the fact that I disappointed my friend. I don't know how I will make it up to her and all of the women who were there.

On the up side I was so angry with myself, I punished myself with a 60 minute elliptical ride and a long strength training workout.

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    Awe, no worries it was a simple mistake. I think they will understand they are your friends after all. I forget things all of the time!

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PJPMOMOF4 12/31/2009 11:11AM

    Good point about viewing workouts as a punishment! I think I am lucky in that I thought of it as a good way to make me feel better. That is instead of messing up everything, at least I can do that right. Hubby (also certified Personal Trainer) came in while I was working out and gave me some coaching so it was nice to have some one on one time with him too. Must say I am a little stiff today.
I sent a long apologetic e-mail to my friend and and true to her generous spirit she responded by telling me a story about an appointment she missed recently. She really is special.

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HOPE4LOSS1 12/30/2009 3:01PM

    I used to be so good at remembering appointments and such... but recently, I get so involved in things that I space them out or I'm late (which I HATE). I've had to resort to a day planner for even things like "lunch with friend"... It certainly doesn't sound like you intended to miss the party - it was a mistake. If you talk to your friend, I'm sure she'll understand - especially since it sounds like you are really remorseful. Maybe offer to take her out to lunch or something to help make up for it.
I hope you feel better about this over time. Way to work out extra hard - but be careful about viewing workouts as a punishment.
Take care.

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I meant to blog sooner

Monday, December 28, 2009

I was so excited about my plans for my husband's Christmas present that I want to share it with my SP friends. Hubby has been out of work for a very long time so money is pretty tight. He is also incredibly fit and I am not. So for Christmas I decided to give him ten pounds. I decided to lose 10 pounds in the 5 weeks before Christmas. I thought it would be easier to stay motivated if I wrote a blog about my plans. However, this is such a busy time for me that I have not actually been able to get onto SP much. Well I made my goal anyway.
I took a picture of the scale at my starting weight and then again after I lost 10 pounds. I gave both of the pictures to hubby Christmas morning along with an inexpensive 10 lb dumb-bell for his home gym.

It is actually the first time in 5 years that I have met a weight loss goal!! I think I will give him another 10 for Valentines day.


I am starting over.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I have been visiting spark people almost every day. But that is all that I have been doing. I have been spinning the wheel, making a few posts but other than that I have done nothing. I have not updated my progress ticker because I actually weigh more than when I joined SP two years ago. In my defense I am going through the most complicated time of my life. It isn't just because I am procrastinating. It really is hard to find time to exercise or keep healthy food in the house.

Sooo. I decided today that I would update my status to include Today's starting weight. I am re-committing myself to this effort. I am putting it here in my blog for all to see so that it is real!!

Wish me luck!

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AMBERLEIGHM1 11/18/2009 1:25AM

    Welcome back and congratulations on making the commitment to yourself to get better and healthier. I signed up last year but never learned how to use the website and gained 20 lbs which pushed me to learn how to really use the site and benefit from it. In a few weeks, I've lost 10 lbs. This is a great place to come for support. You can do it!

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MOMNITZ 11/17/2009 11:01PM

    Welcome back. We are all in the same boat and we are here to help and support you. I have also been struggling so I can relate. Take it one step at a time so it isn't so overwhelming. We have to stop the mentality of feeling like a failure because we have hit some road blocks. Just consider those road blocks/bumps in the road as learning experiences. Good Luck. I'm here if you need me. emoticon

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TURTLERAE55 11/17/2009 10:49PM

    Welcome back to SP and you can do it if you really want too.

You know we're here to help you make it through the hard times.

Just start slow and work yourself to do more. Start by just doing 10 minutes a day and then increase.

Yes, I know how you feel about gaining because when I started in the beginning I was gaining until I started to increase the days of my workouts and keeping close on my portions.

Remember that drinking water actually speeds weight loss.

So get up and let's get this weight off. emoticon emoticon

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RAINTHIEF 11/17/2009 10:46PM

    Welcome back! Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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Great weekend wedding!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I started last week very down. I was going to a wedding that I had been trying to lose weight for. After months of trying I still weighed the same. On Monday I had a meltdown and cried to my husband that I was dreading the weekend with his very athletic and judgemental family. I didn't think He would understand (he has six pack abs and fitter than most men half his age) Instead he took me shopping (yes a man went shopping) to help me pick out a dress. We found one the was very flattering but IMO way too expensive. He bought the dress and took the receipt so that I could not return it.

The wedding lasted all weekend. The rehearsal was wonderful. I avoided all of the heavy foods and fortunately didn't care for the dessert. Saturday morning ate a breakfast that matched my SP meal plan and had a chicken cesaer salad for lunch. In between Hubby and I went to the gym with BIL and SIL. I didn't work as hard as I would at home cuz it was awkward not being at my gym. Nevertheless my ABS were sore the next day.

The wedding was amazing. It was in a castle. I felt good about myself in my dress. I haven't lost any weight but my arms don't jiggle so much anymore so I wasn't self conscious about them. For dinner I choose the sea bass instead of the less healthy other choices. All of the dancing we did(and we danced a lot) was a great cardio workout. I did cave at dessert with the most amazing dessert buffet I had ever seen. It took up two rooms in the castle.

Next day was back to the castle for brunch. SP has helped me make eating healthy a habit. I had a well balanced breakfast and the thought of eating the greasy bacon and sausage that I would have enjoyed in the past was very unappealing to me.

The next morning at home I weighed and I hadn't gained anything! I had even enjoyed being with my in-laws. MIL even said she really enjoyed spending time with us and our kids. She is much closer to her daughters than my husband sothey don't see us as much.

Sorry so long but isn't that what a blog is for

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NUTRITIONNUT 8/14/2007 1:29PM

    Dear PJP Mom,

I know how you feel. Last year my son got married. I weighted the most ever. Nerves maybe? I still had a great time. I found that I can enjoy myself no matter how thin/fat I am. I want to lose weight to be healthy, not for others.

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