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Loving Myself

Monday, January 09, 2012

Part of my New Years resolution was to get back to loving myself....i mean really loving myself...loving myself enough to take care of me. loving myself to keep myself out of harms way...building myself up instead of tearing myself down...i mean, isn't that what we do for those we love? That means, I am really going to quit smoking...i want to do this for myself and for my grandbabies...i am going to work out even if i don't lose a pound...just because it's better for me to do than not do...and yes, i am hoping to lose weight...but that is just going to be a side benefit not the goal...i am going to eat healthy...again, not just to lose weight... but oh how i hope those pounds come off...but because it's better for me... i have been doing good... i have exercised 7 of the 9 days of the new year thus far...i have ate the minimum of 2 fruits and 3 vegetables 8 of the the 9 days...i've drank at least my 8 cups of water 8 out of 9 days...i've kept at or below calorie count for all of these 9 days... smoking..well...we are off to another start... i'm just going to keep quitting until i have nothing to quit it's tough...but i have to be tougher... and i am going to do it... because i love myself enough to care about me.

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KADULAC 1/10/2012 3:29PM

    That's great. I know you will be a healthier you by the end of the year.

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EDWARDS1411 1/9/2012 10:22PM

    2012 is looking mighty good JoDee - keep up the good work!!!

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Day 4 Of Operation 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I did good. I tried out 2 new things.

Tried Green Giants Potato & green beans with rosemary sauce...yuck.I guess I am not a fan of

And then I tried this recipe that I had done a little makeover on. Took out the craisins they had in it and cut the vanilla & cinnamon down...It's Chocolate Oatmeal.
and this is a keeper. I used it as a sweet snack...but would be good for breakfast also. Almost like those No bake cookies with chocolate and oatmeal...except healthier :)

I stayed below my calories..which i am happy about. Went for a walk at Dollar Tree because it was warmer in there than And i picked up a few things while there also.

Yesterday's bible verse was
1 Corinthians 6:20
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

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KADULAC 1/6/2012 9:07PM

    My family doesn't like rosemary much either. I don't mind it, but would rather other flavors. It is fun trying new things.

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LINDA! 1/6/2012 5:07PM

    I noticed that you are losing weight...that weight tracker is going in the right direction!! emoticon

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CEB2007 1/5/2012 4:49AM

    Sounds like you are on the right path. Happy you are making such good choices. Hope you have a great day today.

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Day 2 and 3 of Operation 2012

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Well, so far, the eating part has been good. I am sticking to 1500 calories a day. I am also doing some kind of aerobic activity for 10 minutes a day. Yesterday was the treadmill...oh how i hate that but the weather was awful... so couldn't go out for my walk, and i really didn't want to scrub the house down so the treadmill it was...watching The Chew helped it go faster As for my smoking...i'm doing better than last year, but not as good as i want. I don't want to be smoking any cigarettes right now... but i am still having a few a day... I'm giving it until Friday and then cutting myself off again. Keeping fingers crossed. I know I can do this...i have before...many many years ago...and i am going to do it again. I have so many blessing to be healthy for...i have 3 wonderful children, though adults now, still need their mom...i have a beautiful grandson and another grand baby on the way...i want to be able to play and run with them... which is the main reason i want to lose weight and stop smoking. I have a mom who still needs me, and i want to actually be healthier or at least as healthy as her...not so good when she is the one that can run circles around us young And most of all, i have ME. Who wants to be around for those grand be a best friend to my kids...i can do that now that they are adults :) and a best friend to my mom... i can't do that though until i am my own best friend. and that means loving myself enough to do things to make myself losing weight and stop smoking...i don't normally talk about my smoking, i know the replies i may get..yes, i know it's bad for me...i know all the scarey stuff it is doing to my body..i know... but i am also putting it out there because i do need support... and i do need to see in writing why i want to quit.

So Operation is 2012 is day at a time :)

1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God hath not called us unto uncleaness, but unto holiness.


Day 1 of Operation 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

For the most part, it went pretty good. There was a set back...or 2...but you will have that... all i can do is learn from it... Sunday is my normal day off... of housework, of cooking, of Well normally that means we would pick up a fast food or already prepared food...high in calories, fat, sodium and money...yesterday we were stocked up with fresh veggies, so we made that the main focus of our dinner...we had some pizza rolls to have our extra little treat without blowing the calories and everything... by evening though, hunger was setting in, and i wasn't at home to get control of it before it got and then i was tired from no sleep...and if that was not already a bad combination, the weather got awful in a matter of minutes...and those were the minutes i was on the road... so now we added stress to all of that...and yea...i blew it with potato chips...I think i would of searched for a healthier alternative if the chips had not been out and in open view...but they today ds is going to hide them from he can still have them but it won't be readily available to me either... also, i know i need sleep, and did get that last night...goal is to keep up on as for hunger, i am going to start carrying a piece of fruit and a fiber bar to help in times when i am hungry and just need the edge taken for the's always going to be goal is learning to deal with it without smoking or i am starting to find a bible verse a day, and writing how the day is going...which i had done on paper last night and am doing here today :)

Bible Verse for January 1, 2012 is I Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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KADULAC 1/3/2012 4:46PM

    Great plan to deal with your stress. The Bible is so encouraging. I know how Sunday is. It is my day of rest too.

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VANFOX23 1/2/2012 9:11AM

    Good for you for having your son hide the chips! Great idea....and thank you for the bible verse.

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Good Bye 2011 and Hello to Operation 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's been a busy year, one of it's many ups and downs. I've seen a few family friends and church friends pass away, I watched as my dd2 had to have 2 surgeries within 5 weeks of each other, watched my son get his heart broke and myself, went through a transition at work with a new terminal manager, having me have to prove myself over and over again. But those are the downs, and to be honest, those downs, though not the best of times by far, really are not so bad considering past years. As for my, where to start. I made it to 2011 with job I've started learning more on saving money and getting the best I really plan to implement in the coming year... the dd that had 2 surgeries, well one of those was a c-section to a very healthy and strong baby first grandchild...just watching him grow makes my heart swell... and yes, still gives me shivers that this little baby boy is so perfect...well, have also seen that temper...tehe. and if that isn't enough to make any mother over the top happy...then came the news that my dd1, who has had miscarriages and has been trying to get pregnant for 3 years, is officially pregnant... this in itself has brought fear, trepidation, and pure joy... i didn't think i could feel more joy than i did with the first grandbaby...but the true miracle of this new grand baby, yea, wow, each day, each mile stone bringing even more joy than the the day, mile stone before...hearing that baby's heart beat...all of holding our breath until, *smiles* there it was...pound pound pound...So that is all 2011... 2012, not sure what all it will bring... i'm looking forward to seeing grandson sitting up, crawling and even walking before the years end...and oh, i have no doubt he will be since the child has been rolling over since he was 6 weeks And then, we will get to watch as the new grand baby starts to kick...and finding out if it's a boy or a girl...we do know that it will be one of and then of course the birth of this new precious baby... another baby i will get to spoil rotten as is my grandmotherly right to do :) I also know that i am going to be taking 2012 by storm. I'm not going to say I'm going to lose 100 lbs, though yes, that would be nice :), I'm not going to say i plan to have $1,000 dollars in a savings account, though again, that would be nice...My plan is Operation 2012. I have it embedded in my mind...i have it posted on the refrigerator...i have it written in my calendar and all over SP... this is not just a year to make's a year of improvements...a year of doing... a year that i have officially got it...Operation 2012. How did you guess?? lol. I'm not going to say i am going to always eat within my calorie limits, but each day i am going to work on it, by doing other things that are also good for my body, such as taking my vitamins, drinking my water, exercising, for my's going not going to happen in 1 fall's going to be a daily operation of planning, and learning... my home is not going to be organized and clean over night...and stay that, it's going to be part of the Operation 2012. A daily operation. At the end of 2012, i don't know if i will be 100 lbs thinner, i don't know if i will have lots of money in the bank, i don't even know if i will have a perfectly harmonious home... i do know though that each day will be an improvement...each day a work in progress... and i know that i will end the year better for it.

I hope each of you will join me on my journey through Operation 2012. If you are not in one of my teams, please take a moment to look through Losing and Playing or Flylady Sparkers. And even if you decide not to join either, being a SP friend makes me happy to :)

So this is my good bye to 2011...and HELLO Operation 2012 :)

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KADULAC 12/31/2011 4:12PM

    Congratulations on the grandson. How exciting. You have a great year planned. I am excited to see where the new year will take us.

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LINDA! 12/31/2011 1:23PM

    Unward and upward!! Happy 2012!! Have a fun time with your family (and yes, you CAN spoil the grandkids).


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