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No Excuses!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I am going to get back on track with my exercise no matter what! No excuses! I feel so much better afterwards and it's wonderful for my stress level!!

  
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DEBBY4576 10/24/2012 5:38PM

    I am a grandma too. Although I haven't gained much, I finally hit where you are today. I was done being good for a few days, but not exercising, or exercising and eating wrong, and on and on. I am on my 3rd week of eating and exercising. And I'm improving the exercise to get more. We can do this. My biggest inspiration was joining a challenge, but bigger than that was buying a fitbit about 5 weeks ago. It's addicting. You make yourself get those steps each day. And to get the 10000 you HAVE to walk 2 miles a day.

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 10/24/2012 1:51PM

    AMEN! I am sitting at my desk trying to figure out what I want to do to move my body. I missed my swim this morning and it threw everything else off track. SIGH. This was just the little nudge I needed to get moving!

Well after a few more blogs emoticon

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SHERIO5 10/24/2012 12:00PM

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REFFIE1 10/24/2012 9:54AM

    Having put that out there, I know you will follow through. There are many days when I try in my mind to weasle out of exercise. Like today when a spinning class is being offered. Don't really care for spinning but it sure burns up the calories and afterwards, mind you only afterwards, I feel glad I did it. Thanks for inspiring me today, I will repeat that mantra, "No excuses" and get off my derriere! LOL

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Job status

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I was told yesterday that lay off notices will go out on Dec 1. Merry Christmas. The actual layoff shall be in April. I've been working hard on getting my bills paid for two years now and was hoping to have the majority paid in one year. My old habits want to eat for comfort. Tonight when I get home I'll work out instead. I need ot keep moving forward with my healthy habits and not get into old ones when the times get tough.

  
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SHERIO5 10/23/2012 10:35AM

    Good for you! Praying for you. emoticon

Comment edited on: 10/23/2012 10:35:51 AM

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REFFIE1 10/23/2012 10:34AM

    Excellent focus. Overeating will not change the situation and it is nice to have that control over an aspect of life when other things are so unpredictable. Their timing seems mean but maybe they don't want people to overspend at emoticon Christmas. Anyhow, really you don't know your status as of yet so it is a waiting game. You might as well focus on things that you can effect such as your health. I am proud of you for staying so calm in the eye of a storm. That is a real challenge and you are meeting it courageously.

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LORRAINE10141 10/23/2012 10:22AM

    Wise choice. Stay strong. emoticon

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PJ2222 10/23/2012 9:18AM

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Dancing

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I went to a Halloween dance last night with family & friends and danced for 3.5 hours. I'm so sore today.

My sister comes home today. My brother will pick her up and she will stay at his place until she figures out what she wants to do. There are more family in her area. I'm 8 hours away.

  
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SHERIO5 10/22/2012 2:11PM

    I'm glad you got to do some dancing, but sorry you are feeling sore...at least you were having fun while you got some exercise!

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CINDYAST 10/22/2012 12:32PM

    How fun! emoticon

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REFFIE1 10/21/2012 11:33PM

    Dancing is such a great fun way to exercise. Good for you. emoticon

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LORRAINE10141 10/21/2012 8:30PM

    Sounds like lots of fun! emoticon

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DANCINGGRAM 10/21/2012 8:02PM

    "To Dance Is To Live" Snoopy

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UMUCGRAD 10/21/2012 7:43PM

    That was a LOT of exercise!
Good for you!
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STUDLEEJOE 10/21/2012 5:37PM

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Thank you!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thank you for all your prayers. My sister should get out of the hospital on Monday. My brother will pick her up and she will stay with him while she follows up with counseling. She has job options that have come available. My emotions go from wanting to hold her to wanting to wring her neck for scaring me so bad. Thanks again for all your support and prayers. You are an awesome bunch!

  
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DEBBY4576 10/20/2012 8:54PM

    I would want to hold her and wring her neck too. How does someone get that down? She didn't see any other way to end the pain she is in. Poor thing. Hopefully, she will get the help she needs to get her thru whatever is killing her spirit and causing so much pain.

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WAY2GOCAT 10/20/2012 7:53PM

    Good news! emoticon

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CANDOSUE52 10/20/2012 1:52PM

   

OH my, it was your sister? That's very sad.

I think that psychic pain and life circumstances that seem final and dire can make a person feel they have nothing to live for. Then all they want is release from pain. I hope that the hospital gave your sister a good psychiatric evaluation, and if she needs meds to help her depression that she get them.
I feel for her.

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REFFIE1 10/20/2012 1:46PM

    Thank goodness she is okay. I know what you mean about wringing her neck. To commit suicide is a totally selfish act and leaves many victims and terrible guilt in its wake. I am glad the prayers worked and that she has some job options coming her way. Wish her the best of luck for me. emoticon

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Highs & Lows - It's Life

Friday, October 19, 2012

Yesterday someone I love very much tried to commit suicide. She lost her job and has been through an ugly divorce. She did call the ambulance which is a good sign. She's at a hospital. My heart aches for her. This is such a temporary moment. She has a lot to look forward to. Please keep her in your prayers.

Also, yesterday, I went to my doctor and they lowered my high blood pressure medication in half! I lost 8 lbs of fat and gained 2 lbs of muscle last month! So, I've had a consistent loss for three months now. I rewarded myself with a "It Works" wrap. I'm determined to do everything in my power to be healthy and fit.

Life really has a balance. Some times are harder then others. But, with God's help, we get through it!

  
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CANDOSUE52 10/20/2012 7:45AM

   

I'll be praying for your friend. It's so hard when people think there is nothing to live for.
I'm glad she's okay.

You sure are on an upswing toward fabulous health! emoticon

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LORRAINE10141 10/19/2012 10:49AM

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Congratulations on your continued weight loss. I like your attitude. emoticon I have prayed for your friend.

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REFFIE1 10/19/2012 10:12AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend but it sounds like she wanted help in the end. Hopefully, she will not try this again. I am glad in the midst of your sadness for her you didn't turn to eating but instead did something healthy for yourself. Congratulations on your consistency and resulting weight loss. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 10/19/2012 10:11AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend. She will be in my prayers. Congratulations on your weight loss and health improvement.

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