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Exhausting Day and SparkLive Meeting Plug...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I consumed 1129 cals today.

It is 7:30 PM and I am exhausted!

I went to work early, left at 11 AM - went to Walmart and bought lots of cleaning supplies, ate my packed lunch in the car while I drove down to my son's townhouse, emptied it all into his new garage, went with him to his settlement, went back home and loaded up the truck again and went back to the townhouse, cleaned two bathrooms and 1/2 the kitchen cabinets. Still have a long way to go! I wouldn't say the seller's left it filthy, but they definitely didn't sweep, vacuum, windex, etc after they moved...which is not cool. Whenever we sell a house, I leave it spotless for the new buyer. It is not fun having to go in and clean right away. It is going to take me til Saturday to get it done!! And, when I am done, that is it - after that it is up to my son to do.
(He is shampooing all the carpets this week. My husband and friends are helping him move the "big stuff" Saturday - not that much of it). He just ran back over with another load of stuff - to be young again!

So, that was my day. I hope I am able to stay up through Biggest Loser!

Oh! Also: tomorrow night I will be participating in SparkPeople Live Meeting at 8 PM with Lauren (SparkGirl32). I saw a banner stating that you can try a class for FREE.
If you have been thinking of trying one this may be the time for you! It's one hour long and I think you will like it. It has really helped me to stay focused and has become part of my schedule.

Hope to see you tomorrow night!!

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INFLATED 11/30/2011 10:27PM

    I had to clean this house after we moved, so I had to wrestle boxes and furniture. I bought foam rubber things on the ends of plastic wands like you would use on drinking glasses and used them for hard to reach corners. Once the cleaning was done, I threw them away. I also bought 12 cloth baby diapers and used them. They could be bleached and reused.

I would definitely say you got in your workout. Heavy cleaning is listed under cardio. Write down your start and stop times and count those minutes/hours and rack up those exercise minutes.

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SABLENESS 11/29/2011 7:56PM

    I'd say you really had a workout today! Hope you sleep well! My accomplishment for today was spending it at an Advent retreat day and not going over my calories. I'm getting better at this!

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Work and the Kids...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Today I consumed 1150 cals.

I worked long hours today, got a lot done. I am only working a 1/2 day tomorrow - my son has settlement on his townhouse in the afternoon and he wants me to look over the paperwork - and there will be a lot!! I think he is starting to get excited about it, he actually started packing yesterday. He lived at home when he went to college, so this is going to be a big adjustment for all of us. I am going to miss him, but I know he's ready and it is time. He was the "harder" one of the two boys to raise. He has A.D.D. and was quite a handful. He always stood out, and floats to his own boat. He was a lot of work, but now has graduated college (straight A's), has a great job, great girlfriend and a new home at 23. All of our hard work paid off! ...but, I will still always worry about him.

So that will leave one 20 year old son at home until June when he moves into an apartment with his best friends. He lived away from home (at college) for 1 1/2 years - he was too social, so he had to come home and go to a local University. His main problem is he doesn't know what he wants to do. He is going to go part time next semester and work to try and figure it out. He is the one who can't see out of the left side of his left eye, which makes it even more dandy! He is VERY big into weight lifting - maybe he will do something with that?

My husband is working late tonight, so I ate my healthy dinner and threw together a cheeseburger pie for him to eat whenever he gets home. I won't be seeing him too much this week, so I decided to make some special meals for him.

That leaves exercise - haven't been getting too much strength training in. I am thinking about taking some free weights to work and doing it at lunch time. I also found a yoga dvd I want to try - just can't do anything on my toes. I have to go to physical therapy because my big toe is leaning over the next one. There may be scar tissue, etc. Between going there and getting another xray next Monday, I should know what I will be able to do - I am getting antsey!!

Hope you had a great day!

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THISISIT-PA 11/29/2011 12:24AM

    Both of my children have A.D.D. and I do too, we're special! But I agree, we can be a handful!

Good luck on your p.t. and x-ray. emoticon

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INFLATED 11/28/2011 11:32PM

    My two left home, then moved back in again. My daughter left first, my son moved home again a year ago.

My parents told me to try to educate myself in something I really liked. I never completed any long-term college. I took night classes here and there.

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Enjoyed the Nice, Long Holiday Weekend...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Today consumed 1013 calories.

I got all my errands done this morning, picked up stuff to pack lunch this week -lots of fruits, emoticon veggies, and dairy (mainly cottage cheese and yoplait yogurt). emoticon

We are going out to dinner tonight with friends - fifth night out in a row! - Different friends every night. I am getting tired of going out - too old I guess! Plus, it is so much more work to figure out what I am going to eat. I already pulled the menu up and added it to my food tracker - salad, broccoli and steamed shrimp.
emoticon emoticon My husband is going to be working real late every night this week, so I will be on my own and stay home for dinner. Thursday I have to go to NYC for the day for a meeting, and will have to play that one by ear. I am going to pack a cooler in my car - just in case they aren't serving anything I can eat.

Yesterday I felt like it was Christmas day. emoticonI was in the storage area getting the rest of my Christmas stuff out and found a container with sweaters I had packed up a long time ago. They are all Petite Smalls and they all fit! I haven't had to buy a thing since I lost weight - pays to keep those smaller size clothes! Of course, I am getting rid of the bigger ones!!

I took Roxy out for a nice walk this afternoon. emoticon I walked 1.25 miles, but I took a couple breaks to rest my foot. It is over 60 degrees out today, and I needed to breath in some nice fresh air.

So, tomorrow it is back to work after 4 nice days off. I feel like I accomplished a lot around the house and am ready for the holiday emoticonand company. I took a nap every day, which was really nice too.

I hope you had a nice, safe holiday too!!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/28/2011 7:00PM

    I don't think I will ever be too old to go out to eat...even five nights in a row! emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 11/28/2011 2:15PM

    That is great finding new clothes. I never really had smaller clothes to store away. The last time that I was this small, I was in middle school.

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EDENZMOM 11/28/2011 10:43AM

    i agreev about eating in -- much much easier!!

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INFLATED 11/28/2011 5:18AM

    I need to do errands today that require driving. We are supposed to have rain on Tuesday and rain/snow Wednesday. I heard over an inch of rain and I don't want to be out in it.

I would rather eat at home than going out though I like it when I don't have to cook and do the cleanup. That's awesome about the sweaters. I believe you are going to make you weight goal.

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My 30 Year High School Reunion...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Last night I went to my 30 year high school reunion. It was overwhelming at first. Over 100 alumni showed up. I was very thankful that there were name tags, because I had a hard time figuring out who was who. A few looked exactly the same, most looked a lot older (hair and wrinkles) and had gained some weight. A LOT of the men were balding or totally bald and had beer bellies. We all hadn't seen each other in ten years - I guess going from the late 30's to the late 40's is a huge time for physical change!

I was fortunate to graduate with a class of 470 students who had some "cliques", but also had a lot of compassion for people. For our homecoming queen Senior year, we chose the most compassionate, friendly, hard working girl- not the most physically beautiful girl. I will always be proud to be part of my high school class.

It was nice to see everyone and hear about what they have been up to. Everyone talked to everyone, regardless to how close anyone was with another in high school. I went to school with several of them from first grade through twelfth! One is now a record producer, and another who was very quiet growing up ended up being very high up in command in the military. I can't remember the title, but my husband who was in the Navy was very impressed. Another is in charge of the Trauma Unit at a local hospital.

A couple close friends from high school attend, but the majority did not. My BF couldn't go because she lives in Texas and already has to fly up a lot to attend to her sick mother. I am not sure why the others didn't come, but now I have decided to catch up with them on my own. It is so nice to hear how everyone is doing.

And, no matter how much older everyone looked, it was really neat to see them act and talk the exact way they did in high school - that will never change!

So, I regard attending as a positive experience.

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INFLATED 11/26/2011 10:48PM

    A lot of things have shaped me into not caring how I look. I had an attempted rape by a fellow I knew since I was a teenager, my husband falls all over himself to give attention to other women and pretty much ignores me and I am jealous so that can be like a cat fight between us. His uncle, deceased, said I was tempting men by wearing shorts (they were Bermuda shorts) and I never wore them again except to sleep in. I think I put on the pounds as a way to hide and also food gave me comfort when I was hurting.
I am teaching myself to let things go, I am to old for the stress. I can't compete with a sexy body. Mine is scarred and has physical problems. We don't have money for makeup and hair coloring or getting my hair done, new clothes or a gym membership.
My friend at the thrift store always wanted me to go to a reunion. The 45th reunion would be in 2014. I don't know if they have one then, or wait until the 50th. It is near a resort area so the cost to spend the night there is high.

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INFLATED 11/26/2011 3:02PM

    My best friend from high school died in a car wreck. I met her in 7th grade. She was the daughter of a Navy man and was failing math. I used to erase her answers and write in the correct answers so she would get a higher score. I told the math teacher that she wasn't dumb, her Dad had to move a lot while he was in the Navy and she didn't get to stay in one place long. He tutored her in Math and she was an Emergency Room nurse when she died.

She was an artist, an equestrian, a Mom and my friend.

Our class goes to expensive places and though I would like to see those still living, I have never gone to a reunion.

One friend I graduated with, was my manager at KMart and now she's the manager at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. Only her hairstyle has changed.

I think the reason I don't want to go is when I was working in my hometown, a friend of one of my old boyfriends came into the shop to have his car serviced. I asked him if he knew my old boyfriend. He said he did and then asked if he knew me and then he said, "Damn, you got fat! You've let yourself go!" It hurt and I weighed half of what I weigh now. I guess it is a self-protection mechanism in my subconscious, I don't want to experience the negatives about my appearance.

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I Survived a Thanksgiving Buffet...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Consumed 1267cals today. I lost another pound!! emoticon

My husband and I had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving today. We also celebrated getting engaged 25 years ago today! He took me out to dinner at the restaurant where our son works. I thought I was going to have a choice of the buffet or dinner menu - it was just buffet. I was very careful with my portions and choices - tossed salad, broiled salmon with stewed tomato, 1/2 sweet potato (served with brown sugar sauce), 4 shrimp, and fresh fruit. They didn't have any good veggies out - just succotash and a string bean casserole. I think it is the first time I didn't have turkey emoticon on Thanksgiving - I passed over it, the ham and all the trimmings including dessert! I am not gaining that pound back...Yayyy! emoticon

I got a lot done at home today. Finished lining all my drawers with lavender paper, and switched all my fall decorations over to Christmas emoticonand snowmen decor. emoticon
It was quite a workout - constantly carrying heavy things up and down the stairs. I had to sit and rest my foot for a while after a couple hours. My husband, Roxy and I also took a little walk. emoticon

So, I am happy with not going over my cals today.

I hope you survived well too!!
Happy Thanksgiving!! emoticon

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INFLATED 11/25/2011 3:51AM

    Wonderful! I would be disappoited missing out on lobster though.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/24/2011 10:19PM

    Good job!

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MOIRA48 11/24/2011 7:52PM

    emoticonon doing well today! emoticon

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