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Monday, January 30, 2012

These are some links I had found and wanted to share that might help you as it is helping me :)

For me, my goal was to lose 100 lbs, and here are the options they give me for my activity level:
To lose weight, choose an option from the table below.

Weight Loss Table
Option # Calories Per Day Target Date for 100lbs
#1 2321 calories November 16, 2013
#2 2398 calories May 25, 2014
#3 2257 calories July 19, 2013
#4 2116 calories January 14, 2013
#5 1975 calories September 12, 2012

I could reasonably and healthily, lose that 100 lbs by eating 1975 calories a day with Moderate activity level by 9/12/12...that's not bad when i see how obtainable it really is ;)

The next one is the BMI calculator:

My BMI when I first started was 64-very severely overweight. Since then, i have lost 100 lbs which gives me now 45.7 which is severely overweight...i lost a very :) if I lost that 100 more lbs that i aiming for at this point, that would put me at 27.4 which is overweight.. i will have lost a severely...then next goal is to lose the overweight part...which would only be 25 more pounds...and that seems like nothing compared to where i was and where i am yea, it's hard to look at sometimes, but i know where i started and i faced the truth... i also used these calculators to help me to see how truly obtainable it really is. LOVE it!!

Bible verse:
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. Psalms 57:3

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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NITAINMN 2/4/2012 9:12PM

    Wow! Those are BIG numbers - can't wait to watch it happen. I am so inspired reading this blog...I was going to eat one more Lindt truffles, it sure stopped me right in my track!! Thanks dear.

Congrats on your 100lbs lost!!! How did you do it? I am amazed Sweeite! must go see your photos...hope you have some after.......looking forward to see them.

Check out my experience with body composition capsule at Mayo clinic ( in my latest blog). emoticon emoticon

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INFLATED 2/4/2012 1:04AM

    That is fantastic that you have lost so much and found these tools to help. I read your blog about not wanting to exercise for 30 minutes too. I have days like that. That is when I go for a walk instead of using a machine. It just seems like walking in God's creation lifts my spirits.

I haven't exercised this week very much due to my food going straight through me. I lost a pound.

Thanks for reading my blog about our finances. I don't think my husband and son will ever learn to manage money.

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KADULAC 1/31/2012 11:17PM

    You are doing amazing. Congratulations on your weight loss. Great links. Thank you for sharing.

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MARTINIGAL413 1/31/2012 8:47PM

    I really loved that quote. How true is that?? A lot of what I do is create a goal, plan for the goal, and ....
apparently just stand there. I've been actually diving in these last couple of days, and the change in attitude alone is amazing.
Here's to moving across that sea ... slowly, but surely!

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JUKEBOX2 1/31/2012 9:36AM

    Thank you JoDee... these links will come in handy

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EDWARDS1411 1/30/2012 7:27PM

    Thanks for sharing the great links JoDee!! Sounds like a really good plan you've got going there. But most of BIG CONGRATS of all your losses thus far - you are doing AMAZING!!!

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No Pounds Down This Week, BUT...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I did lose, never to refind, 6 inches :) I won't complain, not that I really had the right to eating, though hasn't been awful bad, also hasn't been the best either... so i'll gladly take that 6 inches and do better next least i won't have the pms munchies

This has been a busy week for my financial operation Went to 1 grocery store and got $100 worth of groceries for $60...then to another that I just happened to be by and got $100 for $55 due to sales and coupons...also took ds out to dinner and only paid for 1 meal because of coupon :) and then, for the first time in a very long time, i started a savings account, putting in enough to not get charges a monthly maintenance fee...and every 2 weeks i plan on putting any money i save from coupons into that account...also any and all loose change that i am going to start throwing into a bowl every night...i already have $25 just from change and coupons this weeks.

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JUKEBOX2 1/30/2012 1:26PM

    6 inches is fantastic! I'm idol...not gaining, not losing but that's a good thing! Congratulations JoDee!

(I bet it's from carrying all of those coupons! LOL)

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KADULAC 1/28/2012 6:04PM

    emoticon on 6 inches gone. That is really great. I love your savings plan. I may have to try something like that.

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EDWARDS1411 1/28/2012 1:53PM

    6" gone - that's some major resculpting achieved there girl - keep up the good work!!!

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When You Just Can't Do One More Minute

Monday, January 23, 2012

Today was a rough one. I was just not feeling good today...tired and just plain icky...but i wasn't about to not exercise today...this would be 8 straight i had to at least try... at least for a minimum of 30 minutes... let me tell ya, i didn't think it was going to happen... just getting up the stairs to the work out area was a struggle...i did the bike for 10 minutes, though and then to the treadmill for 10...ok...just 10 more needed...was it going to be elliptical or rowing...hhmmm...ok, rowing...i haven't done that a lot... so 10 on rowing... then if i could just do 10 more minutes... but uh, that elliptical machine was laughing at me... and mocking me...and good thing they were all taken...but i could at least get on the bike... so 15 minutes....struggling the whole time...really...does this ever get easier?? lol... i know it does, and on most days it's not this bad... but i needed a mini pitty party :) so then...all the elliptical machines opened up...and again with the mocking... i stared them down... they laughed...i swear they did... so i got on 1 and just went to town... for 10 minutes...ok, so i didn't get my full 60 minute work out in...BUT i did get more than the 30 i set out to do...wohoo!!! SCORE!!! of course i wimpered all the way home...and really debated on stopping somewhere for dinner... but i have already planned spaghetti w/whole wheat pasta... and it's way too easy to make...and did i really have the energy to stand in a line??? and let's not forget the fact...i so meatballs and sauce are in the oven and i'm getting ready to put the noodles on to boil now :)

Bible Verse:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
~Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

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JUKEBOX2 1/26/2012 9:47AM

    Congratulations on your "Straight8" Keep the streak going JoDee... emoticon


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EDWARDS1411 1/24/2012 3:16PM

    WTG JoDee!! It is OK to take a day off once and awhile, in fact, SP recommends it. Oh I know, when you're on a streak it's hard not to keep it up, but your body might just be saying you need a rest from the activities that you are regularly doing. That doesn't mean you can't go for a nice long walk or short one for that matter instead. When you overtrain, it actually becomes counter-productive to what you are trying to do so listen to the signals it's giving you. Take Care my friend!!!

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KADULAC 1/24/2012 2:36AM

    Way to go. Once I determine to exercise, I tend to keep going. I'm glad you showed those ellipticals who's the boss.

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When To Say NO

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Since joining the gym and making a recommitment to myself, things have gotten a little say the's not that anything has really "changed" but as many of you know, I tend to be a little on the over busy side as it is...then you add an hour and a half of gym time unto a day that didn't have any minutes to healthy homemade dinners went out the window...the cleaning...yea, that's a joke...and the mess you see is living proof...and i am really beginning to think it's my poor son is wondering who i am...and well...i don't even know anymore...though that is not a bad thing... means i am changing...evolving... i am committed to a healthier me...and this time, i came to the conclusion, we are just going to have to make it work... that means, dinners don't always have to be homemade...but yes, healthy is essential... and when i get a chance...homemade is good to :) as for everything else...well...i sometimes have to say no... i took half a day off work Friday so i could do what i needed to do... but that also meant i took time to do something for me...the gym and some relaxation time... tonight i didn't go to church...because i needed to get ahead of this week so it don't run amok like it did last does i can't keep using it as an excuse either... i can deal the cards dealt me and improve upon it... i can let the cards all scatter to the ground...or i can build a card house with it...and i'm building a house...but not just a flimsy card house...nope, it's going to be strong and steady...because though i may need to say no to somethings...myself and my well being isn't going to be one of them.

Bible Verse:
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13

“Each painting has its own way of evolving. When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself.”
~William Baziotes quote

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HDHAWK 1/23/2012 6:14PM

    Good for you! I have such a hard time not putting other things ahead of my workouts.

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EDWARDS1411 1/23/2012 4:41PM

    Luv the quote JoDee, it's so fitting for you as you continue working on a healthier you!

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JUKEBOX2 1/23/2012 11:41AM

    You'll always find a way JoDee... You'll always find a way!

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NICOLEGRACE238 1/22/2012 7:14PM

    I'm sure it is difficult to get everything done that need done but you can do it. God will help through it and once you have a schedule down it can become easier. I know I use to be big on cooking but have started to eat Lean Cuisines. Although you have to watch the carbohydrates in the meals I have found they are the best frozen diet food. May God bless you as you start this week.

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Family Funnies

Friday, January 20, 2012

It all started i guess, a long long time ago...when I told my boss that i would like a day off... he asked why...i told him i had anal glaucoma... he looked at me funny and i told him i didn't see my butt coming in that he didn't have much of a sense of humor, but i did get the day off with no repercussions :) Of course my family thought that was just hilarious... well today, i heard of a big storm that will be hitting us sometime after i got this bright idea to sneak out of work a couple hours early to get my bills paid, go to bank, get taxes done, go to grocery store and still have time for a work out before the storm hit... the boss ok'ed it and off i went...just me and my plans... little did i know the whole dang family would find out within a matter of minutes...but before i knew they knew, i get a text from my dd1 asking if my anal glaucoma was acting up again.... lmao...needless to say that took me by surprise as i was sitting in front of the tax person trying to answer questions... so i get my stuff done, pick up dinner...come home to check emails...and my mom was getting discouraged because she has only lost a 1/2 lb... i told her what she always told me...tehe... she is building muscle... i love it...she told me she was one awfully strong woman on the other hand...lost 2 more lbs for a total of 3 lbs this week...of course...i bragged about this fact before i read the email emoticon luckily she is very supportive of her daughter :)

Bible Verse
God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
1 Peter 5:5b,6

The ability to live fully in the moment--in the time and place we are right now--is one of the greatest secrets I know of living joyfully. Because once you grasp it, freedom is very close. You stop worrying about the past and stressing out about the future. Enjoying life--not agonizing about what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow--becomes your priority. Your days become a gift, not a grind.
~Patti LaBelle

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EDWARDS1411 1/23/2012 4:54PM

    Congrats on being another 3 lbs. down JoDee, despite the anal glaucoma!!!

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JUKEBOX2 1/21/2012 11:29AM

    I'll have to use that line at work.... Too Funny!

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KADULAC 1/20/2012 9:38PM

    Too funny.

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AMYHOLLIDAY 1/20/2012 6:31PM

    Anal glaucoma...roflol...that is great...hope you don't mind if I borrow that one. I love your sense of humor...its awesome!!! emoticon

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