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Hump Day !!! ...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Calories Consumed: 1167
Fitness Minutes: 30

Half way through the work week! Yes!!

I had to go into work real early again this morning. One of my manager's came into my office - shared an employee problem. We spent all morning interviewing one employee, then counseling the next one. Somehow I still managed to get done what I needed to and got out for the day at 1:40. My husband and I meet with an Eating Disorder therapist every other Wednesday at 2 concerning our son. My son goes to another one in the same practice. We basically tell her what my son is doing and she explains the odd madness to it all. The visits give us self confidence in our decisions.

After the appointment, my husband headed back to work. I decided I did enough work for the day and headed home. I took the dogs for a long walk and talked to some neighbors. I edited my Sparkpage and caught up with my
Mom via telephone. My parents are still stuck in California trying to help my brother with his kids. A book could be written about his divorce/custody issues. His ex-wife has now been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissim, Schizaphrenia, and other stuff. My parents may be stuck out there for two years. So, my Mom unloads on me. I don't talk about my sick son, she has way too much on her plate already! Needless to say, 2013 has not been good for my family!

I kept on track again today. My husband invited me to go to the Greene Turtle Restaurant with him and his best friend. I said "no thanks" and ate dinner at home. Next week we will be in Jamaica. It is an all-inclusive. I am going to have to really watch my portions, skip desserts and alcoholic beverages! I will be running everyday and take advantage of their fitness activities. I am on a roll and don't want to go backwards.

I hope you are having a fantastic week!


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CYCLINGSANDY 10/19/2013 2:57AM

    I am hoping you will have a renewing weekend. I have a brother much like your's in California. My parents moved to be by him too, as he needed help since he has custody of his four girls. My mother is still there. I know it is hard to not want to give our mothers more, but it also hurst because we need the "mothering" still too even we were are grown up.

You need this upcoming aviation, so enjoy it in moderation. You will get on track when you return. emoticon

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KAREN_NY 10/18/2013 11:53AM

    How does that poem go? "Donít let your sorrows drown you. Use them to deepen you, humble and soften you. Use them to build your empathy and compassion for the world."

Easier said than done, but it sounds like your family is blessed with grace and loyalty to each other.

Love your plan - I'd put the priority on enjoying Jamaica too!

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KIWIANN 10/17/2013 8:53AM

    Your family certainly has a large share of burdens, but you seem to be doing well staying positive in the midst of it all. Keep moving forward, and enjoy every minute of your vacation!! emoticon

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KELLYSWIMS12 10/17/2013 6:42AM

    Wow you've got a lot on your plate! Hopefully Jamaica will be amazing and bring you some inner peace with all the commotion going on around you! Happy hump day!!


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SUNSHINE20113 10/17/2013 2:53AM

    emoticon I noticed your hump day blog as soon as I woke up!! Funny. A trip to Jamaica sounds amazing, especially as Winter draws near.

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YIWEN39 10/17/2013 2:42AM

    Let's hope you can relax deep and good in Jamaica emoticon
Have a great trip!

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INFLATED 10/17/2013 1:26AM

    I had to look up the Beach Boys song Kokomo when I read Jamaica. Have fun!


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_RAEVEN_ 10/16/2013 10:37PM

    Jamaica??? How wonderful!!! I hope you have an awesome time.

I hope things work out for your son and the rest of your family. emoticon

Great job staying on track.

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Hanging in There...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Calories Consumed: 1179
Fitness Minutes: 20

Got an early walk in and then went straight to work. Another new computer program -- sat in front of computer all day again - ugh! I will be glad when all new software is set up and running smoothly! I am working too many hours and sitting way too much!
After work I was 45 mins late meeting old neighbors for dinner. They are a couple in their early 80's and are like my husband and I's second set of parents. I did real good at dinner - water, salmon and black beans. I skipped the bread and wine and ice cream! I didn't get home until 9:45 though.

I am chugging along!

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COFFEELS 10/17/2013 12:06PM

    Great job at dinner!!! Keep up the good eating!!! emoticon

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INFLATED 10/16/2013 11:29PM

    You are doing great! I feel odd when I am a guest and they want you to eat things that are high carb/high calorie and want you to try this or that. I usually fail. Stick to your plan. emoticon

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_RAEVEN_ 10/16/2013 10:38PM

You're doing fantastic at staying on track!!!

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SUNSHINE20113 10/16/2013 6:02PM

    It is hump day! Soon it will be the weekend again!!

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KIMPY225 10/16/2013 4:42PM

    Great job making good choices at the dinner!
Sorry you are stuck at the computer. That is where I am most of the day, unfortunately!

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KIWIANN 10/16/2013 9:59AM

    I am impressed with your self-control!! Ice cream is the hardest thing for me to pass up!! Keep chugging, and keep shining!! emoticon emoticon

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EDENZMOM 10/16/2013 7:59AM

    good job on dinner self-control! you're doing great :)

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KRISZTA11 10/16/2013 6:12AM

    You did great again, many days in a row!

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Feeling Better...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Calories Consumed: 1033
Fitness Minutes: 40

I am feeling somewhat better today - I got socked with a nasty stomach bug Saturday night. I stayed on the couch all day Sunday. I hardly ate. Today I took it slow. I still have a headache and am tired. I am happy to get it over with - don't want to ruin my vacation next week.

So, today I had to go to family court as a witness. I thought I would be there all day. I packed my lunch and snack and left them in the car. I planned to go out there during my lunch break. The person made a plea deal and I was at work by 10:30! I ended up getting a lot more done than I thought I was going to! Always a nice feeling!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

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_RAEVEN_ 10/16/2013 10:39PM

    Glad you're feeling better. emoticon

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INFLATED 10/15/2013 1:40PM

    I hope you feel better soon and I am glad you didn't have to spend the day in a court house when you weren't feeling well.

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KIWIANN 10/15/2013 11:27AM

    Glad to hear that you are on the mend!

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KAREN_NY 10/15/2013 11:00AM

    Sweet! Glad you're feeling better!

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KRISZTA11 10/15/2013 6:40AM

    I'm glad you are feeling better!
: )
Finishing early at the court must have been a blessing...

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COFFEELS 10/15/2013 1:03AM

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SHERYLDS 10/14/2013 8:23PM

    hope you feel better soon

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Great Week! Ready For The Weekend and The 5% Fall Challenge!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Calories consumed: 1283
Fitness Minutes: 15

I am so glad the weekend is finally here!! I cooked at home all week! Tonight my husband and I met up with a bunch of friends at Don Pablo's. I looked up the menu/nutrition values and picked out what I was going to order before we left for the restaurant. I also went in focused on
1. Not eating appetizers.
2. Not drinking alcohol.

I have learned that I definitely eat a lot more and foods that are not good for me if I drink alcohol. So, I decided that alcohol is totally out while I lose weight. Last time I did this I didn't drink alcohol and I lost the weight quickly.

I am proud to report that I didn't eat any of the appetizers in front of me and stuck to my unsweetened iced tea. I was the only one not drinking margaritas or beer. As I watched everyone else dip their chips and soft tortillas in white cheese sauce I thought about how many times I have done this in the past 8 months. I thought about how happy I was to have already lost 2 pounds in the past 6 days and that those chips, dips, and drinks just weren't worth it.

This weekend I am going to focus on getting my fitness minutes back up. I am hoping for some dry weather so I can run outside. I also want to find a good Zumba video for night time. My husband said he would take salsa lessons with me so I am going to try to line that up when we get back from vacation.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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KAREN_NY 10/15/2013 10:59AM

    Salsa! Your husband is such a keeper!
Congrats on your focus!!!

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STRIVER57 10/15/2013 6:08AM

    excellent. yes the margaritas and also the chips have been difficult lately. they're ok on occasion ... but not when occasions become too frequent! thanks for your comment on my blog ... and your regular encouragement. i've needed it. thanks.

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    YOU ~ GO ~ GIRL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CYCLINGSANDY 10/13/2013 2:31PM

    Good for you! I can leave the beer and margaritas alone. I would have a hard time not having the cups and cheese dip or salsa. How fun to have a dancing hubby!

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LIZ324_NYC 10/13/2013 11:42AM

    Good for you! Sounds like you've got it all covered.

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_RAEVEN_ 10/12/2013 10:28AM

    emoticon Great job passing up those snacks and alcohol.

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    Good for you.

I too drink the unsweetened iced tea. Got to sit on my hands when it comes to anything with cheese!

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SUNSHINE20113 10/12/2013 5:37AM

    Well done! It's always hard when everyone around you is drinking and snacking, but you are definitely on the right path to weight loss!
I'm also a runner and finding the colder weather is making it a bit more challenging to get outside. I hope it clears up for you soon.

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KRISZTA11 10/12/2013 3:45AM

    You did very well for yourself at the restaurant!
And you are a very happy woman, having a husband who is willing to go to salsa lessons with you, you will have a lot of fun and quality time together.

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INFLATED 10/11/2013 10:35PM

    We had our son's credit card to pay for the pool closing, but the guy didn't have a way to scan it and we wrote a check for it.

I haven't seen that name for a tennis shoe at many places. We had over 4" of rain here since Wednesday night. I haven't been outside except to let the dog out into the yard.

You are doing well on your plan.

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Hanging tough at Day 5...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Calories Consumed: 1187
Fitness Minutes: 20

Today went very well...

I remembered my lunch (and tomorrow's too)!

We had a retirement party for a teacher which included a potluck lunch. There was food everywhere. I brought fresh cut fruit. I had fruit and salad, skipped the croutons and all the other delicious food. I did eat my soup and cottage cheese with it. I skipped the Costco cake too!

I have noticed I am drinking a lot more water. And I am not liking these shorter days. I have been working a lot of hours and not getting home until dark. I am trying to get up earlier to get more fitness minutes in outside, but, truth be told, I love my sleep! Now that I have most if the new software running, I am going to try to shorten my work days a bit.

Thanks for reading! I hope you had a great day too!

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KAREN_NY 10/15/2013 10:57AM

    Hearin' ya... I miss the sunlight too. :/

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CYCLINGSANDY 10/11/2013 1:47PM

    We had a Teacher Training PD day with all kinds of goodies, and I did not stick to the fresh fruit. I totally get the long hours too. I got home before 5 pm, and that was a rarity. I choose my sleep over morning fitness too.

Oh, the blessings of being a school administrator! Yeah for weekends!

emoticon on your great choices!

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    Good for you. I also am getting really good at skipping the work temptations. Now if I could get better at my late dinner choices...the mind-over-I-give-in problem!

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SHAMROCKY2K 10/10/2013 10:29PM

    Great sticktuitiveness you have! Keep going!

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KIMPY225 10/10/2013 9:33PM

    The darkness is coming in sooner & sooner now! and it is getting chilly now too!
Nice job on making the best choices with the food! Keep up the great work!

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