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Long Night

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Last night my husband injured his leg at work. We ended up in the ER till six am this morning . When we got home I sleep till 12 and have been up since than. He is doing much better but on crutches with a leg brace. No fractures just a pulled muscle. Going to be off work for 2 weeks and he just went back to work. Worst time for this to happen. I am not working and money is tight. Can we say STRESS. Going to need constant sparking to stay on track. I am a stress eater. Been hungry all day. Managed to eat within a few calories of my plan but no exercise. Try to do better tomorrow.

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PEPPYPATTI 12/5/2012 6:05PM

    It is rough to stay on track when life throws you curve balls. Just do the best you can!
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Great Weekend

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Wow did I have fun this weekend. I love to dance and party with friends but my husband is a home body. I rarely get to go out. Last night HIS friends went out to THE BIG BANG PIANO BAR for a going away party for a co-worker. Wow did I get my exercise in for the day. I danced non stop for about 3 hours. The bad part of this was I drank about 3 or 4 white russians. On the other hand I did keep my calories in line. I only ate about 500 calories for the day in food. Didn't even try to track. Just enjoyed the drinks. Today I went to a pampered chef party. Lots of fun and managed to eat only small bite of this and that. Next went home and cooked a great meal for the husband and i. Even ate dessert and still had calories left over. Only real problem I am having with this diet is I'm not getting my vegetables in. Going to start the 28 days diet plan over with a friend this week. Time for me to reassess my goals and keep going.


difficult day

Friday, November 30, 2012

Wow did I have a great night at my granddaughters basketball game last night. Lexie is an up and coming basketball star. At least I think she is great. Could I be a little biased? You bet. She made 14 out of thirty points. She played her first game ever last year. Had never even acted interested in any kind of sports. Now she plays basketball, volleyball and has tried out for softball. I was so not athletic growing up and neither was my children. It's great seeing her spread her wings. I have three of the grandkids tonight. Kind of challengeing for me as I usually only take 1 at a time. Have had a crazy day and my diet shows it. I stayed within calorie range but not good nutritionally. No time to cook and need to grocery shop. Hope tomorrow is better.


great morning

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I have had a great day. Actually sleep good last night for a change. Got up late and ate breakfast than went for a walk in my neighborhood. Walked 2.5 miles but the great thing was that only had to stop 3 times total. My neighborhood has several hills and when I first mapped out this walk I had to stop 2 or 3 times on EACH hill. Not today I was sailing along. Boy did that get me pumped up. Even though I had not walked since last Thursday I was still reaping the benefits of regular exercise. I am so thankful for the Spark community. It has made a real change in my attitude on just about all aspects of my weight loss. Things that would have totally stopped me in my tracks before are just a small blip now. Being able to see the progress is awesome. For the first time in my life I know I can do this. Not overnight but with consistent effort and commitment I will succeed. Even without losing weight I feel like a winner. I am taking control of my life not letting circumstances control me. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.

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zumba attempt

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Well everyone would have got a good laugh if they had seen my attempt at Zumba. I only made it through the training steps and 10 minutes of the 20 min session and was gasping for breath. Amazing to think I used to dance all night several nights a week. When my first husband was killed in an auto accident I started dancing to help me get through the night. I meet a group of people that loved to dance to oldies and we used to compete in local contests. Boy I miss dancing a lot. The weather was awful today and just couldn't walk out side and remembered the Zumba system I ordered several years ago and decided to try it. It was really fun even if I could not keep up with all the steps. I want to learn more of the steps and build my endurance up again. As I did the routine I felt really old and could picture how crazy I looked. Then the new me decided to make a positive out of this experience. The more I dance the younger I will feel. Dancing got me through one rough time and I'm going to get through this one to. Life is only as good as you make it.


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