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Dreams without goals are merely dreams.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Had a month or so of strep infection, pneumonia, trip to Michigan, another to Iowa, and life... got a little off track - especially in exercising at home. I'm back to water walking 2-3 times a week... and doing pretty good at keeping my calories under control...

Saw this on facebook... www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESa45s7R4R8

Excellent words from Danzel Washington for motivation: I encourage you to watch the whole 3-4 minutes, but if you can't, the essence is this:

"Dreams without goals are merely dreams- which fuel disappointments."

"Between goals and achievement lies disciple and consistency."

  
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BLUEJAY1969 9/17/2014 7:34PM

    Glad you'r back home! Thanks for the great quotes!
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JINLYNN 9/17/2014 1:25PM

    Excellent video & the quotes are great!

Thanks for sharing it with us.
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CAROLYN0107 9/17/2014 12:11PM

    Great quotes!
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Feeling good...

Saturday, August 09, 2014

I stayed at my goal for calories - around 1580!
I water jogged today - 45 minutes!
I drank all 8 cups of water!

A VICTORY TODAY - I had to go into the dollar store to get some things for church - looking for stickers of food, flowers, stars, animals (to teach creation), and found none... however, I found Sesame Street stickers for Benjamin and school workbooks for the other 2 grandchildren. They'll enjoy them, so no - it won't be like torture for them to do schoolwork. Anyway - I had to pick up some candy for church, which put me in the candy aisle... my downfall... However -I didn't get ANY candy that I liked - for me or for church lol... I am thankful for God's help in this small (yet big) victory today.

I had a good day - except that Benjamin (2 yr old) was really grumpy today. He does have a cold, but he's really sassy... it seems that we go through this every time he comes back from his mom and dad. fyi - because of my daughter's work schedule - and the fact that we live 30 minutes away from her and gas is costly, we try to minimize trips - so Benjamin says with us anywhere from 1-7 days at a time. If it's a long time, then his mom keeps him that long again. So - it seems like we go through a readjustment every time he comes back to us. Hopefully tomorrow will be better for him! :)

  
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JUDITH316 8/16/2014 2:11AM

    emoticon emoticon on meeting your goals, Good Job Roxi, keep up the emoticon work, I cheer you on as always... emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/10/2014 12:25AM

    So glad you resisted the sweeties ... Well done on your exercise ... Hugs Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DTHOR6 8/9/2014 2:39PM

    emoticon way to go on resisting the evil candy isle. That's awesome.

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JINLYNN 8/9/2014 4:03AM

    emoticon for resisting the candy aisle and staying within your calorie range! Those are great non scale victories and will help you stay motivated and on track!
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BLUEJAY1969 8/9/2014 3:59AM

    Great job on resisting temptation in the candy isle! Good luck with Benjamin the next couple of days. You are a gem to do that for your family!
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NYARAMULA 8/9/2014 3:31AM

    Congrats on stocking to the plan. I think it's awesome that you are helping your daughter out with taking care of your grandson. God bless you.

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    emoticon on meeting your goals! And avoiding candy! emoticon

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Thursday...

Friday, August 08, 2014

Got 38 min of chair aerobics in!

Drank 8 c of water!

My food intake was over my goal... but in the 1800's - definitely could do better tomorrow...

Busier day tomorrow - baby Benjamin (now 2 years old) arrived tonight - :)

  
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JINLYNN 8/9/2014 3:59AM

    emoticon on the chair exercises and you water!


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CAROLYN0107 8/8/2014 4:49PM

    WooHoo on your chair exercises!!!!!

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SUSIEPH1 8/8/2014 5:06AM

    Great going Roxy .. Love that you got 8 glasses of water in .. Enjoy Benjamin..
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All in all - a good day!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I recently bought 4 chair exercise dvds... and exercised with one this a.m. - for 31 minutes :) and then went to the pool to water jog!

However, I'm a little over my caloric goal and didn't get all 8 cups of water in... I'll make about 3.5 cups before bed.

But - overall, I feel good!

We took our 3 grandchildren to the library today... I love how they love books! Well - the 2 year old thought he'd struck gold when he found a Grover (from Sesame Street) book and tape! But - he does like books!

  
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SUSIEPH1 8/8/2014 3:03AM

    Hi Roxy .. Great exercise my friend .. Loved that you had fun with your Grandchildren .. Lots of Love Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Lost 5 inches!

Monday, August 04, 2014

My scale is broken... but I've recently gotten back to taking measurements... so - I measured again this a.m. - first time since July 1st. I have a terrible memory, so I couldn't tell if I'd made progress or not... I steeled myself for the sad news that there hadn't been any change.

Well - to my surprise, I lost a total of 5 inches!!!! My clothes have felt a little looser, noticing my pants are touching my feet more... It's so nice to be making progress again!

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JINLYNN 8/5/2014 3:43PM

    emoticon That is a great non-scale victory!!
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SUSIEPH1 8/5/2014 6:29AM

    That's just awesome Roxy .. Well done .. You are inspiring my friend ..
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CAROLYN0107 8/5/2014 12:52AM

    That is great!! I've not measured in awhile but I know there would not be a loss of inches. My scale tells me so. The stress of my garage sale is over so it's time to "buckle down" at the eating. But we leave Monday for a week conference, in a hotel, with meals provided. We had to order our meals ahead of time. The food is pretty good. At least it is not a buffet!

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DTHOR6 8/4/2014 7:44PM

    Awesome Congrats!

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