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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I'm trying to become a morning person. Really I am. However, when it's 5:30 in the morning, cold and rainy, can anyone really blame me if I'd rather stay in my nice warm bed instead of getting up and going for a run? Especially when I spent last evening hooping and doing water aerobics(which i haven't done in WAY too long, and every darn muscle in my body was trying to remind me of that?) Especially since I hadn't eaten since dinner last night, which was before the hooping/pool extravaganza? Especially I said it was cold....

and rainy.....

and dark......

and really, really early?

So again, could anyone blame for wanting to stay in bed?

Well, guess what? I DIDNT! I dragged my 48 year old carcass out in that early, cold, dark, wet weather and I RAN!!!! So how d'ya like me now?

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ARLENE_MOVES 11/8/2011 11:36PM

    I consider myself a morning person and I sometimes have problems -- so good for you!!!!

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LGAR519 11/8/2011 8:09PM

    Don't know why that posted 3 times!

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LGAR519 11/8/2011 8:06PM

    I am proud of you. Aren't you special!

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LGAR519 11/8/2011 8:06PM

    I am proud of you. Aren't you special!

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LGAR519 11/8/2011 8:05PM

    I am proud of you. Aren't you special!

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FITKAT62 11/8/2011 8:03PM


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MYBULLDOGS 11/8/2011 7:47PM


find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 32 pounds in 23 weeks. i cook

4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.

it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 166 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth


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MABTE52 11/8/2011 7:29PM

    It is a good feeling I wake up at 5 am and work out and feel so vibrant!

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Much better day.

Monday, November 07, 2011

It dawned on me, late yesterday, why I was having the day I was, and it wasn't PMS after all. It was stress and anxiety over a job I was supposed to do tomorrow, that I was dreading, and deep down, I knew it wasn't a job I needed to be doing.

I'd been asked to do chair massage at an event for 8 hours. It paid decently, $25 an hour, which is why I thought I should take it, but it was in an area I'm unfamiliar with, and I couldn't promote my company, it was strictly for the company that was hosting the event. I would have had to hand out their business cards, and wear a shirt with their logo on it. When the woman called me about the event, she told me I'd be signing a contract as an independent contractor, and I could just sign the contract tomorrow morning, at the event. I told her I'd prefer the opportunity to read over the contract prior to the day of the event. She seemed reluctant, but said she'd email it to me.

Guess what she never did?

So...between the fact that I wasn't keen on promoting another company(especially one that's big enough to put mine out of business...though they're not that close to us) I didn't trust someone that wouldn't show me the contract before the event, and the long drive to an unfamiliar area(on a day that my children are off school no less) and I made the decision...with the help of some great friends that kept telling me "Listen to your gut", to not do the event.

Not terribly surprisingly, my stress and anxiety disappeared, my stress eating STOPPED, and I felt a HUGE weight lifted off my shoulders.

Thank you GOD.

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LGAR519 11/7/2011 7:42PM

    Glad your weight got lifted, so to speak! You will find a better gig!!

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My motivation is missing.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

and it's been replaced with the munchies.

Sitting here bored, not wanting to do anything...except maybe eat. Ugh.....not loving this.

Eating everything in sight.

Sounds like PMS to me.


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FITKAT62 11/6/2011 4:20PM

    I felt exactly like that last week! I felt like I needed some excitement in my life, LOL, so I went to Walmart and bought a few inexpensive workout DVDs. It worked. I've got my Spark back. Don't give up. Just try something new!

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LGAR519 11/6/2011 4:14PM

    I know from experience that if your mindset is to eat, you will eat! I usually eat everything I crave for one day and get it out of the way. Then I can start again. My cravings have been bad here lately. I'm good one day and bad another. I haven't given up on my walking.

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A nice day...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

that started really early.

Partner dude showed up at 5:30 this morning and we ran a couple miles before his first client and a meeting I had to go to, then when we were done with those we made a fairly quick trip to downtown Detroit, to pick something up that he needed. I went from running clothes, to serious business suit, to jeans and a sweater all before

Going downtown was really cool. I don't get to do it very often, so I enjoy the city when I do go. We ended up having THE BEST lunch we'd ever shared, at a little greek place, and it was totally worth the extra calories it cost me. Im making up for it with a smaller dinner, and a little added exercise, so I don't feel bad at all. Aside from the run this morning, I took one of the dogs and my youngest son for a little walk to the park after my son got off the bus, and it was so nice to get time alone with him. Ruby, the black lab with the curly pig tail enjoyed the walk too. I have to say, the fastest way to tick off 2 out of the 3 big black dogs that live in my house, is to put a harness and leash on the 3rd one. They don't care about fairness and the fact that I alternate walks between all 3 of them...they just want it to be their turn RIGHT NOW! Silly dogs.


The blog post I meant to write yesterday.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

That's the problem with waiting til later to blog, I forget what I wanted to blog about and go off in a whole other direction...LOL.

So, my kids are wonderful, amazing, and so cool I can hardly believe they're mine. All 4 of them, but right now I want to focus on the 2 littlest ones(who really aren't that little anymore, but humor me. I'm mommy, they're my babies, darnit!)

This was the 2nd year in a row they sold their Halloween candy to a local dentist. He buys it for a dollar a pound then it gets donated to a charity that sends it to the troops overseas. My boys keep 21 pieces, one a day for 3 weeks, and sell the rest. They made $7 yesterday(Dad and I should probably throw in another buck or 2, they would have made more if we hadn't dove into the candy after they went to bed...oops!) and if it goes like last year, they'll forget about the candy before the 3 weeks are up.

So the candy is gone gone it's not calling me(and I wouldn't DARE touch the 21 pieces they each kept) and the boys have money and a trip to the comic store planned....and they did something nice for someone else. Works for me!


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