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Days 30, 31, 32 &33 Has it really been that long???

Saturday, February 02, 2013

WHEW. Second long week in a row is over, work project as complete as I could get it, and I'm finally beginning to catch up at home. Did laundry, put away last week's laundry, cleaned closet and a few drawers, loaded 4 boxes and a bag for thriftshop, made a crockpot meal to last a couple days--and went out for fun to a Depression Glass show.

Cleaning out clothes was fun! This was a great time to get rid of summer clothes that fit last summer, or at least weren't indecently loose. emoticon

I've lost track of tracking the last few days. It was more important to use my limited time to catch up and not start next week feeling behindagain--and therefore discouraged--and therefore more vulnerable to comfort eating, and so on. My muscles attest to plenty of physical activitiy, the house looks MUCH better, and there are no more baskets of laundry, clean or dirty, in the bedroom.

Looking forward to a great week and enjoying the rest of the weekend. emoticon

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ANGGEL40 2/3/2013 6:13PM

    Good for you getting was a busy bee getting all the laundry done and cleaning out your closet... emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/3/2013 8:02AM

    I love the feelIng of a clean house and getting a lot accomplished!

Great job!! Now today you can relax and watch the Ravens beat the 49ers!

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MICKEYH 2/2/2013 10:16PM

    Congrats on getting your Landry done. And cleaning out of your closet. You deserved to just enjoy rest of your weekend. Take care.

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Days 28 & 29 MIA

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Food Day 28 bad
Food Day 29 excellent

Fitness Day 28 so-so
Fitness Day 29 excellent

Gratitude list:
1. I am SO grateful that I'm not among the first to arrive at work and the last person out of the building on a regular basis.
2. Tomorrow is the last day of this intense schedule.

I'm going to run the tub full of water and stay in it for an hour.

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POPSY190 1/30/2013 2:07AM

    Enjoy the bathe!

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1EMMA2011 1/29/2013 9:53PM

    Yes to the bath!! Sounds like heaven!!


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ANGGEL40 1/29/2013 8:53PM

    Good for you..glad your shedule is going back to normal...enjoy your bath!

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ROXYZMOM 1/29/2013 8:27PM

    Way to stay positive! Enjoy your soak!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/29/2013 8:07PM

    So glad to hear your schedule is going to be easier! Enjoy your bath!
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FARIS71 1/29/2013 6:53PM

    Love the gratitude!

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MADAMES 1/29/2013 6:52PM

    Hope you can de-stress tonight! I was never good about #1 all the years that I worked....too much time spent at school was one of my faults. Glad you have found a healthy balance of home and work.

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Day 27 at the end of it; YAWN.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Don't know how many calories, but had birthday fare at daughter's party.
33 fitness minutes: 2 videos + 15 min stationary bike at full speed, knowing I'd be partying

It's been a long and full but good day. Best part - Reiki on other daughter's new massage table. The first three days of work this week will be intense like last week, and then I can slow down a bit. It was lovely having Reiki done this evening, and I'm heading for bed. No lunch to prepare; we have party leftovers.

I brought spinach balls, vegetarian stuffed mushrooms, light strawberry cream cheese mini sandwiches, neufchatel and walnut sandwiches, and cucumber sandwiches.

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ANGGEL40 1/28/2013 4:51PM

    Sounds Yummy..glad you had a great day!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/28/2013 2:13PM

    Sounds like a great day!


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POPSY190 1/27/2013 11:36PM

    You deserve your night's sleep. The food sounds lovely.

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ROXYZMOM 1/27/2013 9:49PM

    Sleep tight!

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Day 26 Where did my energy go?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I'm a bit over calories today, simply didn't have the wherewithal to worry about it. I can say though that such a day would have been considerably more calorie-filled in the past.

No energy at all this morning, slept an hour extra, went back to bed for some more, convinced myself I could stand 10 min of today's bootcamp video and did it but without the usual energy. I did well to accumulate 31 fitness minutes, even though I was moving slower. Doing my normal Saturday chores has taken longer than usual, and I'm not done.

To quote my southern grandmother, I'm "just plumb tired." Last week demanded more of me physically and mentally than I usually have to put out, and I've got another three days like that coming up this week. There's only so much I can do about it, but I do know there's an end in sight and am very grateful that most of the time I don't have to keep going at this pace.

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ROXYZMOM 1/27/2013 7:51PM

    Give your body some rest!!!!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/27/2013 4:58PM

    emoticon emoticon and more emoticon my friend!

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POPSY190 1/26/2013 11:52PM

    You need a break now and again!

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ANGGEL40 1/26/2013 10:12PM

    It's ok to have a slow must had needed some rest..You are Awesome and doing good! Smile my friend emoticon

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CHANGING4ME49 1/26/2013 7:45PM

    Hope things settle down for you soon. Remember during stressful times most of all to take care of yourself. emoticon

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LHLADY517 1/26/2013 6:55PM

    Am there right now.

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LJOYCE55 1/26/2013 6:51PM

  Once this overly busy time is done, I hope you reward yourself for the extra effort. I like that you are not seeking a way out of it, but are continuing your exercise program in addition to the extra work. Good job.

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Day 25 Long day and good everything!

Friday, January 25, 2013

67 fitness minutes - videos, stretching, walk, heavy lifting/carrying
1262 calories

It's not quite 8:00, but I think I'm going to be in bed within the next 45 minutes. This has been a LONG day, worked extra hour and a half same as yesterday. I will likely have two if not three more days of the same next week. I took a 10 min brisk walk on break, had to get out the building and clear my head. I'm getting a good workout just doing my job at the moment; it's usually not so physical. But I'm not complaining. I'm strong enough lift and carry, careful enough not to hurt myself, and grateful for any fitness minutes I get. I was on my feet a lot today with little time to sit on my ball.

I had a mid-week check-in with my emoticonthis morning, and still the darn thing hasn't budged. WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT?

Food today included ONE oatmeal cookie in the breakroom and eating out this evening. Olive Garden had a long wait, so mom and I ended up at Bob Evans and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of our basically low cal meal. There were choices marked to add up to 460 calories. I added a biscuit, but ate it plain, took the other biscuit and my fruit for dessert home, had a small portion of the salad dressing on the side, and asked for lemon for my potato-crusted flounder. The broccoli was perfectly steamed, neither too little nor too much, and the flounder was delicious. My meal came out to 459 calories, emoticon

I'm pleased with my 1000 fitness minutes award. That was one of my January goals. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 1/27/2013 8:27PM

    I am reading your blogs backwards! Now I know why you were so tired the next day!
Don't worry! The scale will move downward!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/26/2013 10:57AM

    You are doing absolutely wonderful!

You are within calorie range and you did great on the fitness minutes!

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TOMSGIRL9 1/26/2013 10:28AM

    You're getting there. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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POPSY190 1/26/2013 1:53AM

    Your body is resetting itself to cope with losing weight. Once it knows there is food available it will stop hanging on to every little bit! So make sure you keep on eating at least the minimum 12,000 calories or it will think famine is in the offing
You are doing wonders with your exercise and keeping up good habits; that's the main thing and the weight loss will follow. Slow and sure wins the race!!

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MOVEITMARY 1/25/2013 10:22PM

    Patience, grasshopper. Just keep making good choices. As long as you are burning more calories than you are eating, eventually something has got to shift.

Maybe changing things around from day to day can help. I am finding that when I do the same exercise and food every day I don't get results as quickly as when I eat and work out differently from day to day - even when I am doing it "right".

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MADAMES 1/25/2013 8:22PM

    Your dinner sounds great! Glad you are looking at your physical work as a plus this week! As for the scale not budging..... I have no idea...

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