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Back On My Feet Again

Monday, April 30, 2012

Well, it's been about a month since I went to the gym...life just became so overwhelming... and that was one of the first things to go...and my body could feel it...i've been so blah... and my eating has gotten out of control....why is it so easy to fall into bad habits?? lol. So this morning i started taking my vitamins again...step one...drinking 12 glasses of water...step two... and back to tracking my food...step three....and i did it...back to the gym for 30 minutes on the bike...plus i walked for 10 at lunch....wohoo!!! plop! oh sorry...just a little tired now...lol...actually i do feel so much better...now i am making a healthy dinner and getting ready to watch just a little tv :)

  
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KADULAC 5/1/2012 11:28AM

    I had a bad month too. I'm so glad you are back at it. I am finally back on track too. May is going to be great.

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LINDA! 4/30/2012 10:42PM

    You have a great attitude. emoticon

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JUKEBOX2 4/30/2012 7:19PM

    You go Kitty! It won't take long to get back to your former glory! Congratulations!
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JIBBIE49 4/30/2012 6:02PM

    glad u r back again, girl.

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46SHADOW 4/30/2012 5:42PM

    way to go getting back on track.

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EDWARDS1411 4/30/2012 5:24PM

    Good for you JoDee! There are always going to bumps in the road on the neverending journey we are taking to better health and fitness - they are going to happen - the winning is getting back on track and you're doing it girl!!!
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When The Stress Gets To Be Too Much

Saturday, March 03, 2012

In the past, I have not been a big TV watcher...only because I know myself well enough to know that I start watching, and well, that is where I stay...lol. I even put myself on a TV diet at one point...I actually went 5 years without watching tv...or at least for my own enjoyment.. once in a while i would catch whatever the kids were watching... and then i started watching Dr Oz...the The Doctors...and that would of been ok, had i stuck to just that... but next thing you know i also had to catch Rachel Ray...and Clean House...and then... oh you get the picture...lol. Then dd1 got pregnant...and then the news that she would have to go on bed rest...it's amazing how many of those can't miss shows sat on my dvr just waiting to be watched because i just had to see them... every night i have been going through the list and deleting ones that were reruns...then i started deleting ones that i just did not "have" to watch... semi homemade by sandra lee...and though i do like some of the tips i can get from these types of shows...they just are not have to see's anymore...now i am left with those i really want to see...just not for vegetation purposes...lol... and then i use my dvr to it's fullest extent...fast forward... i see something i want to see, i watch it... if a particular feature doesn't pertain to me...fast forward... wohoo...this is a technology i can't live without...lol. now onto why this blog... you see... this week stress seems to be hitting an all time high...dd1 has been on bed rest now for 3 weeks... still a week and half away from baby being what they call "viable". just 1 1/2 weeks from our first goal of getting baby TJ to 24 weeks gestational... and though i am now in a routine of taking care of her and her household, and my ds, me and my household... it still does not make it any less stressful...in fact, i think more stressful because with a routine i have time to think...not always a good thing...lol.... i worry about my dd1 and the precious little guy she is carrying... she has miscarried before and has tried for 3 years to get pregnant... i've watched her struggle as news stories of mothers who kill their kids, or neglect their kids...or are drug addicts can have kids with no thought to that little person...i watched as her sister got pregnant within months of trying... yea, dd1 was happy for her sister...and loves the lil man unconditionaly...but it still hurt her just the same... and then to finally get pregnant...and then watching the struggle and the fear that has been haunting her for weeks now... will she be able to carry, if not to term, at least until baby is "viable"...and if til then...how early and how much struggle will this lil guy have to go through....she is so excited...yet, so fearful...as am i...then this week, most of you may have heard of an Ohio school shooting...and though i know none of these people, the school is only less than 45 minutes away... so close...and i think of how growing up, you never heard of these things...and with this, comes those kids who want to take full advantage of that tragedy and school closings with bomb threats... and it's scary, because you just don't know...especially when you get the call from your child saying his school was the newest target of a bomb threat... yes, your brain says it's a kid just playing a game...that it isn't real...but the mother in you can't help but cry, scream and yell... and rush to your babies side (yea, even though that baby is 18 years old...lol) and grab him to safety...ok...no i didn't carry him...he's a foot taller than i am....but i got him to safety just the same...lol. i can lol now because he is safe and we did find out that in fact it was just as my brain said...a hoax by some idiot kid....it's amazing though how the stress just don't fly away though...and through all this, we lost a close family friend.... one that has always just been there...a part of the family for as long as i can remember... so needless to say... i needed a night of major destressing...which leads me to the beginning of this blog... tv... you know, just once in a while, it's ok to use it as a vegetation tool... at least for me, it's every once in a while a good thing.... i am a planner by nature...and adhd at that... which means my mind as well as my body is going in 15 directions at any given time... and that is on good days...put some stress and out of the ordinary life happenings...and then it doubles to 30 different ways...and sometimes, i just need to fully unplug...yes, i pray, i read my bible...i go to church...i have friends who i talk to and family that drop everything to listen to my woes... but sometimes i just need to fully unplug from the world and people... unfortunately, i cannot always unplug my brain... which is where just one mindless show can come in... one for just pure entertainment...one that i'm not taking notes to remember, or thinking how i can apply that to my life...a show that let's me just watch... turning off my brain to all other thoughts...and actually vegetating... and thankfully...i saved that one show to do that with...aaaawwww....

Now...time to hit the ground running again...mind in full gear and ready to handle what life throws at me... ready to plan the next step and steps.... watch out life...here i come... again :)

  
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JIBBIE49 4/30/2012 6:07PM

    Today, my adult children take ADDERALL and don't deal with ADD problems the way I have had to do all my life. My DD has been on Ritalin for years and that helped her get through math. I made two "D"s in Algebra my freshman year, not because I wasn't smart, but because I had to start over a page, if i "messed up." Perfection is a problem for ADD people. Thankfully, they have help I didn't have access to back when I was their ages. I was just called "Ditsy" "Airhead" and "Scatterbrained."

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EDWARDS1411 3/3/2012 5:54PM

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NITAINMN 3/3/2012 1:07PM

    Talk about 90+ thoughts passing every moment, this must have been way more that that. I would give you an award for it! JoDee, seriously, I used to have a 'worry box' when my kids were little. I dropped my worry in it for God to take care of and once it remained there, I could not take it out, nor could I re-start worrying about it. Try it and you will be amazed how much help it will be. Another favorite of mine, the Serenity prayer. God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change what I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Love and Hugs, emoticon

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LINDA! 3/3/2012 12:08PM

    As a fellow ADD'er I understand the crazy mind we have....always spinning off from one area to another. It's rough. Sometimes I meditate. Believe me, it took me a very long time to quiet my mind to do it.

I am praying for your DD and a safe, healthy delivery of her little boy. She is very lucky to have a mother as devoted as you are to her (and all of your children). Hang in there....soon he will be here and you will enjoy every moment with him. emoticon

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The good, the bad, the funny, the sad...etc

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Well, to say these last 2 weeks have been a roller coaster, would be quite an understatement. 2 weeks ago this coming Monday, my mom, dd2 and I had decided to do a juice fast...it went well...with some very cleansing effects...one that will have you laughing hopefully as hard as it did us. i had the smart idea to drink a slimming tea at the end of this fast...uh... you know, when there isn't anything in there to clean...wow...what normally takes a good 8 hours to do, did in 3 hours...so imagine my waking up from a good sleep to cramps..and realizing oh oh don't stinker...run and run fast to the bathroom...lol...i made it...but from getting up too fast and the cleansing properties of the tea...i was a tad bit light headed..for the next 5 minutes i prayed i would not pass out and my poor ds would find me...lol...noted to self, cleansing tea not a good idea at the end of a juice fast... so then comes tuesday... dd1 is to find out what sex is of my precious grandbaby... text from son in law, dd1 and dd2 confirm we have us another boy on the way... wohoo... i am sooo excited...i really wanted a boy for their first one.. i am running into work from lunch to yell it to everyone...including the customers on the phone....lol. Then came a call from dd1...she was being taken straight to the hospital... her cervix should be a 2.5 and it was a 1. way too early for that... they would either have to do a cerclage or put her on meds to stop any labor that might happen... but once checked, she was a fingertip dialated so it's both for her...so off to the hospital mom and i go... on the walk into the hospital mom and i were discussing our fast results... well she lost it when she heard mine, then told me hers...she got the poo's while at the gym...and almost left a trail to potty because there were so many people standing around talking and wouldn't get out of the way...and she said she was praying but for a different thing...well by now, we are both laughing so hard at each we about pee ourselves... thank God for a timely bathroom...lol. so we visit with dd1 and listen as they explain what will be happening... next day she was scheduled for her cerclage...i take the day off to spend with her and her husband... morning of, they come in to tell her that at the opening she has what they call "gunk"...love the medical terms here...basically it's a bunch of white blood cells that is like an infection but not an infection...what the heck...in the end it means it cannot be treated with antibiotics and will just about guarantee a preterm baby...but hopefully with the measures they are taking, we can at least get to at least some major goals... 24 weeks is considered they point of viability... though with risks, especially for a white baby boy... at 28 weeks he has a much better chance and at 32 weeks, though still very small, his chances jump to 90%...she goes into surgery...not a major one, but surgery just the same... we are hungry because we didn't want to eat in front of her since she couldn't but we are too scared to leave the waiting room...they finally call us back to recovery... and she is finally allowed to eat... so her husband decides to go get us some food to... only thing is, he is so worried about getting back to her, that he gets lost... to the point he ended up in surgery and then bio-hazard...lmao... finally back at the room he realizes he lost the utensils...hhhhmmmm...surgery or bio-hazard?? needless to say, we all got a good laugh and relieved some built up tension... she was released to go home with orders of bed rest... she is allowed potty and shower...and they just moved her up to sitting, with feet up most of the time...and light lunch making... son in law works long hours at a new job and his commute is almost an hour long each way...and he is trying so hard to keep it all up... so i have been going over every day to help out...clean up, do dinner, etc...yes, i am tired... i really didn't have time before...now, i don't know what time is...lol... but this little guy that dd1 is carrying is worth every moment... and we are all doing whatever it takes to keep him in the oven as long as possible. on top of this, son in laws truck brakes down last night...luckily he was still at work and could get a ride home... and they do have a second car...they had thought about selling it, but thank God they didn't... but after a long day, he was on the run to get parts so he can fix it today...after work...uhg...i stayed with dd1 until i knew he was ok and home...neither of them needed any extra stress at this time... especially her... today dd2 and i will go over to get some things done for them... and tomorrow we are off to a mini vacation... dd1 has been ok'd for it...just a hotel stay down the road..and though she can't go swimming...she can at least get out of her own 4 walls for a night... we will then drop her off Monday afternoon while the rest of us go shopping... i wish she could go with us but we just can't take the chance... though trust me... the lil guy is going to be in our thoughts as we hit the Carter Outlet...tehe... i've already bought him a couple outfits...but they are newborns, so will most likely be too big for him when he is born...so i am in search of the perfect preemie outfit... and it the lil guy decides to hang in there longer...well, that is ok also... at least i know he will be clothed either way :)

So that's my life for the next several weeks...stressful and very busy....but will be worth every moment he stays in there... I am so thankful right now for a family that stands behind me and her at this time...and her dear husband...is trying so hard...both working and taking care of her... i am so proud of him.... and he has yet to once complain because he is too tired or anyone is asking too much...even when dd1 decides she needs an icee after he gets home late from work because his truck broke down... now that is a man i am proud to call my son in law :)

  
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EDWARDS1411 2/20/2012 6:47PM

    Hope you're enjoying that well-deserved mini-vacation and that it refreshes you a bit!

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RESCUE_NINJA 2/18/2012 11:26AM

    Wow -- you've have quite the time the last couple of weeks! Your fasting story makes me laugh -- at least you were at home!

Sending up a prayer for DD1. How wonderful that she has such great support from you during this time. Hope the next few weeks go well for everyone!

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Healthy Links

Monday, January 30, 2012

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

www.fitwatch.com/qkcalc/weight-loss-
calculator.php


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:
www.bmicalculator.org/

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 at...so 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

Quote:
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 ....
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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 anyways...my 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 week...at least i won't have the pms munchies then...lol.

This has been a busy week for my financial operation 2012...lol. 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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