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Tired...But Making It

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First of all, i want to thank all my dear friends who are begging me to take care of myself and stop shouldering all the responsibility of everything...i am trying to do better about that... really...i am...lol. because i didn't eat near the calories i should have yesterday, i have been keeping an eye on my food today...trying not to go too under or too over...it really could go either way today... too little cause i'm too busy or too much cause i'm hungry from yesterday and too busy/too tired to choose correctly...i know this is my weakness, and why sleep has been top priority for me the last couple months... but i also know life happens, and that there will be times that i have to fight with my weakness now and then... i'm aware of it and am keeping a careful eye on it... my wonderful son did come to work with me last night and helped out...got me out of there a little earlier :) and he will be cooking dinner tonight...wohoo!!! both of them will also be carrying in the rest of the groceries when they get home...and dd2 will put them away...and hopefully come to work with me tonight so i can get out even earlier than last night... tomorrow she will be cooking the dinner and i will be doing a lot of resting...cause hopefully tonight will be the last of my split shift...if not...they won't be seeing me until later on in the day... i need more than 4 1/2 hrs sleep at night...and though i can survive this one time... i won't be doing too well come tomorrow if i have to do it all over again... though things like electric going out last night and me having to take time to reset clocks to make sure everyone, including me, gets up in time (i was afraid i would sleep through my cell phone alarm...lol) won't be happening again tonight... and if all else fails...i'll just sleep in an hour...but hoping it won't come to that...i so much enjoy my morning exercise time and time spent meditating...but i also know that those won't do me any good if i don't get a proper amount of sleep also...

hugs to all my spark friends :)

  
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NITAINMN 5/25/2009 1:37PM

    So relieved to see you have wonderful children Kitty! God bless and yes! please do take care of yourself. Get your sleep in and once the split shift is over, don't take it any more Kitty, please......focus on your health. I want to continue seeing that ticker going down. You have been doing terrific. Keep up the awesome job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSBEAR11 5/22/2009 3:16PM

    You've got the right things going for you ... some help and the knowledge of things that are gonna bite you in the butt if you don't listen to your body. Hopefully you got more sleep. Hugs.

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MRS_HBE 5/19/2009 7:15PM

    I'm glad you're getting some help. We all need that from time to time and it's often so easy to slip into trying to do it all ourselves just because that's "easier" than asking others to help or accepting that others may do things differently. I still can't figure out my husband's logic to sorting clothes, but he hasn't ruined any and they end up clean, so I've had to accept that my way is not the only way!

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154BYAUG 5/19/2009 4:44PM

  Decent amount of sleep is SOOO Important to your health.
As the Nike commercials say about exercise, "Just do it", - you need to apply that to getting enough sleep too! emoticon
Nanc

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Rough Roads Ahead

Monday, May 18, 2009

Uhg...It's a good thing i planned ahead for the week...cause today and tomorrow i am working split shifts...meaning, my day still starts at 3:30am...by work by 6:30, but instead of lunch, i leave to do my thing until i leave for work at 4:30 and get home around 10pm...meaning bed at 11...if i'm lucky...needless to say...by wednesday...i'll be one whipped puppy :(

on the good news side though...i lost 1 lb...just hope i don't gain it back this week emoticon no sleep does that to me emoticon

  
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COWARDLYLION59 5/18/2009 5:37PM

    I would say so, hope you will get
some much needed rest after all
that and the week goes smoothly.

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MISSBEAR11 5/18/2009 2:52PM

    Congrats on the lost pound and good luck this week. Thats pretty long hours. Plan really good and you'll do ok. Hugs.

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LINDA! 5/18/2009 2:16PM

    So glad you lost the pound...you are doing great. UGH!!! The split shifts. I never worked them but they seem hard....hope your week is a good one.

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MARYBETH_OHIO 5/18/2009 1:13PM

    emoticonOn the 1 pound lost and I wish you luck with your week..
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Marybeth

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DBD398 5/18/2009 12:58PM

    Good luck! Being aware of your triggers is a great step.
Dawn

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Planning To Succeed This Week

Sunday, May 17, 2009

This past week i did pretty good. I did go over calories yesterday and Friday, which is definitely going to show on the scale tomorrow :( but i also did keep up with my morning exercises of 25 minutes bike every working day, and ST 3 times a week. I also did at least 25 minutes of moderate exercising (cleaning and walking at a leisurely pace) for 5 days. I also drank at least my minimum of water, usually a couple couples over, on all days and met my minimum requirement of fruits and veggies. The one thing i did wrong though is had a quizno's grilled chicken cobb salad...now, if you have never checked the calories on these, you would think how could that be wrong...i even remove the blue cheese...but the "healthy" salad w/dressing and flat bread (which, sorry, i just "have" to eat...lol) is 1000 calories... you read that right...i did not add too many zero's...1000...it is soooo good... and...i do get my veggies in for lunch...but so not worth it really for 1000 calories.... at least...not worth it very often... i did however turn down chopetle's on one of those days... so a wohoo for that :)

This week, i am boiling my eggs for easy grab and go...i am baking some muffins...again, easy grab and go...i am also making my Cabbage roll casserole for dinner today, which means easy lunches for the next couple days :) Here is my recipe for this: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=549778
i double it for lunches the next week...which not only will i eat...but so will my dd2 and my mom.

Helping others eat right works for me...cause it keeps me on track... i pack breakfast now for 3 people in the morning...my dd2, who won't eat if i don't fix it, the other girl in the office and myself...the other girl in the office told me this past week, "if you can't, don't worry about it" my response was "if i don't, i won't eat right" and it's true... why is it so hard for us to just take care of us?? lol...but i know me...so this is what has been working... i not only eat breakfast now...but a healthy one...now helping mom and dd2 eat healthy lunches gives me the perfect excuse not to eat fast food every day... i save money and eat healthy...it's funny to think that i can actually save money by feeding more people... but with the proper planning...i am...

so this week...let's all plan to succeed :)

  
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REDNECKFEMINIST 5/18/2009 1:17AM

    Great planning, you rock!

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MISSBEAR11 5/17/2009 11:15AM

    You're doing great Kitty. Having the healthy food ready really helps me too. I always cook too much on purpose now so that I can freeze some healthy meals for me. I call it my take out food. lol I "take it out" of the freezer and don't make supper that day. I checked out your cabbage casserole recipe and it looks very very good. I have some ground chicken that I'll try it with. I have learned that if you add a bit of beef boullion powder to ground chicken it tastes more like ground beef. I have tricked my kids a few times now. lol I LOVE cabbage and I think your casserole would freeze really well. Another thing that freezes really well is chicken breast. I bake a few, some with different flavors of shake and bake and use them as my meat for a meal or on a salad or cutup for taco wraps. Well just use your imagination. I buy the 10 pound boxes when they go on sale for 2.98 a pound. When its not on sale here its around 8.00 a pound!!! Way to go on doing your exercises. Keep moving and making healthier choices Kitty. YOU ARE DOING IT! High 5 girl. Hugs.

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DBD398 5/17/2009 10:41AM

    Your really doing great by planning ahead for the week. I need to work on that a lot. most of the time I grab & go , but not what I should.

Way to go!
Dawn

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A Laugh For Today!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ok...so i get on the scale this morning...just to see where i am at..nothing "official" just checking up on myself...on my scale, there are markers so you can mark where you are at...there are 4 different ones...mine is the bright yellow one... so i step on... look at the marker...not the number...i stepped off...and back on...now...you are expecting me to say i lost weight...right...but NO...i gained 10 lbs...since...uh... Monday...ok..time for a closer look at those numbers...someone had moved the marker...to make it look like i gained...instead..i had unofficially of course...lost 1 lb... lmao... let me tell ya...it was a wake up call...and a good laugh... but then... it gets funnier....

part 2...
so work is really slow, so i leave an hour early...i go shopping at dollar tree... go to grocery for some tomato sauce..then to pick up dd1 who needs me to take her friend home...ok..it's on the way...but then dd1 also needs to go to grocery store across town...why this one?? she said it didn't really matter which one... so i take her to the local grocery store...since i had already been to 2 stores, i stay in car... she comes out with a surprise for her mommy...cotton candy ice cream... which can only be found at this one store and only when you are really lucky... i haven't been able to get any for well over 6 months...and omg...this is my all time favorite thing... and really the only ice cream i eat at all... and my baby got it just for me... so i drop her off at home, and pick up dd2 who is running late...sitting there, i realize my ice cream is melting...i start calculating calories in my head, realize i have plenty, so look for a spoon...not one in car...so i do the most logical thing... now imagine this scene... i open the pint of ice cream...i know i am only going to eat the melted parts and maybe a little more to equal 1 serving... people walking and driving past me do not realize that...so here is these obviously obese woman, in her car, licking ice cream out of a pint ice cream tub... at this point...i realize just how bad i must look...but...it's my all time fave...i haven't been able to find it to have... i had the calories left to have it...my baby girl bought it for me...and it was melting...i knew all this...they...did not... i got some strange looks let me tell ya... dd2 was in a fit of giggles as i was telling her this story...i got into a fit of giggles telling this story...i can only imagine all these people thinking "well gee fat a$$, i wonder how you got so big" lol...next time, maybe i should where my spark shirt and a sign that says this is how i lost over 20 lbs... emoticon

  
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NITAINMN 5/16/2009 7:05PM

    Awww JoDee!!! You are way too funny and your blogs....make me ROFL and now, I got a tummy ache...its all your fault. I have never even tasted the darn ice cream of this flavoryet! Regarding your scale, if my kids had done that to me when I was younger, I would have blown up...love your sense of humor and healthy attitude!!! Now on the other hand, I would probably laugh too... emoticon

Here's your ice cream in a cup with a spooon :) emoticon

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LOSINGLINNDY 5/16/2009 12:17AM

    I had a fit of giggles reading your blog. LOL I could just picture the scene and I know I will laugh every time I think of you sitting there in you car eating ice cream without a spoon.

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154BYAUG 5/15/2009 8:05PM

  So funny, Kitty! Well, you simply must eat some ice cream before it melts.
Cannot be wasteful - especially in this economy AND, like you said, your daughter bought it for you. (although, I have to say, that particular flavor doesn't turn me on!)

I have been known to stick my tongue, or finger, in the yogurt container or pudding cup to get the last drop out!

Have a good weekend!
Nancy


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MRS_HBE 5/15/2009 1:29PM

    Thank you for making me laugh! The picture in my mind is precious -- and I'm sure I've looked the same way many times.

I don't know how many IVs the doctor gave me yesterday, but I gained 8lbs between 5:00 am and 3:00pm! You can imagine how many times I had to get up in the night! LOL

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WILDCARD1 5/15/2009 12:47PM

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DBD398 5/15/2009 10:46AM

    LMAO! I can truly picture you sitting in the car sticking your fingers in the ice cream, licking your fingers and looking around like" what? What?" Hysterical! emoticon

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ILOVECOFFEECAKE 5/15/2009 8:28AM

    You're so funny! Especially about the people watching and the SparkShirt!

My favorite ice cream is Sara Lee Strawberry Cheesecake. Breyer's makes it. I hope they still make it, because I didn't see a single carton of it the last time I shopped at WalMart! emoticon

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LINDA! 5/14/2009 10:17PM

    ROFL....I can imagine how funny it must have been when you told that to your DD2...it's always good to have a sense of humor about life...and I would have eaten it anyway...whether anyone else liked it or not!!!

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MISSBEAR11 5/14/2009 9:13PM

    I just dont understand at all ... now I would if it was pistachio icecream!!!! LOL Sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. And this is my "unofficial congrats" on your unofficial pound lost. High 5.

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AXELKNOWS 5/14/2009 6:09PM

    You are too super double silly... I have been known to take the lid off, tear it in half and use that as a spoon... It's totally fine to have a goodie once in a while, and pooh on those who would be judgey...

TTFN,

Alexi
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My Numbers-Where I At And Where I Am Going

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ok...i was checking out my "numbers" and i knew for sure i was morbidly obese...and probably super morbidly obese...but i wanted to know where i stood and where i was going... so i'm breaking down the numbers for my own eyes...to see how far i've gotten, and how far i have to go.

Underweight 19
Ideal BMI 19-25
Overweight 25-30
Obese 30
Severely Obese 35
Morbidly Obese 40
Super Obese 50

i started at 310 lbs which put me way over the super obese. This is the highest i have ever been in my life...and never to see again :)

I am now at 281 is still in super obese range...but i'm getting closer :) This is where i was when my divorce was final and i had started working for the first time again in 10 years.

I hope to be 250 by mid august-i will just then be hitting Morbidly obese. This is where i was when i started having children.

When i hit 200-i will be severely overweight...which is where i was when i became an adult and started collage.

When i hit 150-i will be just overweight...oh how i dream of those days again...uhg... can you believe i actually look forward to being just overweight?? lol. this is where i was most of my high school days.

130 is the goal i'm shooting for...right at the perfect level for me...1 lb more and it puts me back to overweight in fact...and to be honest...i almost can't remember ever being that weight...i know i was...probably right before jr hight school...

The numbers are startling...more startling is that i allowed myself to get to that point... but glad i seen it...so even though i am still at the super obesity level...i can see me shrinking and going back toward where i need to be... i can do it...i am doing it...

I found the calculator at Stop Obesity For Life:

www.stopobesityforlife.com/bmi.html#

  
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FLUTTERSBY79 5/17/2009 4:43PM

    Kitty-
You are not alone! I am at the morbidly obese step right now. We will be doing this together! :-)

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COWARDLYLION59 5/14/2009 4:03PM

    They are right you do have a
great attitude toward your
goals and can do it so keep
on trucking babe!!!

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BIGPRINCESS22 5/14/2009 1:22PM

    That's the context I like to put it in! I remember crossing 200 right around the time I started college, and with any luck (and some hard work) I will be there again by the beginning of October, when I go to my tenth high school reunion!

Keep up the good work- you can look back at this and visualize your goals!

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MISSBEAR11 5/14/2009 12:12PM

    Kitty you're on your way down. "You're going down girl", now has a nice ring to it. lol You've been doing great and you'll continue to do so. High 5 Kitty. Hugs.

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WILDCARD1 5/14/2009 11:11AM

    You can do it Kitty!!!

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SSUESM 5/14/2009 8:40AM

    Now that your goals are clearly set before you, it's just a matter of keeping focused and not letting go of what you want. I know you can do it too, one kitty step at a time! :-)

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NOMOREDJ 5/13/2009 9:49PM

    I like this so much, I'm going to go copy and put my numbers in a blog.
Thanks!!

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MOBAYGIRL 5/13/2009 7:53PM

    Baby steps kitty, baby steps. Now you have the road map to where you need to be you can make it! We are all here to help you along. emoticon

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LINDA! 5/13/2009 7:28PM

    You are on your way....you have a wonderful attitude and will reach your goal!!! No doubt about it!! emoticon

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