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Planning Ahead-Are You Worth It

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

As i was almost done with my work out today, i was thinking of all that i needed to get done... dishes to do, dinner to cook, a house to clean, laundry to do...still work a full time job, take time to be with family and still manage to get some i am going to add 45 minutes to an hour each day to my already to busy schedule to work out??? am i crazy... yea...i must be... but then i thought of all those years when i was too busy for me... i was a house wife for 10 years with 3 kids...and then a single mom of those 3 for the last 16... i had to go from being a busy wife and mother to a then working single mom of 3 young children...i put everything aside to raise those beautiful babies that God gave me... but now... the last one getting ready to graduate...2 are married and starting their family... and if not now, when will be the time i have this elusive time to take care of me... the fact is...i had the time then's all called priorities... yes, they were top priority and i do not regret one moment of the sacrifice...but is the time for me... now i have to make me priority...i can still be employee full time, i can still be mom and i can now even be grandma...but with some planning and taking care of first things first..i can be me also... cleaning will get done...and goodness knows we have not gone hungry but the planning... in the evening i spend time with those i love...that means the dishes don't get done...that's ok...they can be done when everyone else is sleeping...for me...that is first thing in the morning before work... on Sunday, i can boil eggs for breakfast for the week, and during my lunch break i can plan my meals and do quick errands... this free's me up an hour each day to exercise... so does take some planning...but...i am worth it...

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KADULAC 1/11/2012 7:57PM

    Children are definitely worth making a priority. My daughter graduated last year, so I am able to make myself a priority now. I can take the time to get in my workout. I'm glad you are making yourself a priority, that means you'll be able to enjoy those grandbabies a lot longer and they will have an active grandma that plays with them.

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EDWARDS1411 1/11/2012 10:37AM

    In order to give your best to those you love and care for, you have to give your best to yourself first - YES, you are worth it!!!

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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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