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Day Seventeen

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today is a better day. I weighed in at 1.5 lbs. below last Thursday and am finally below 160 - I will work hard to keep it from going back up.

It is one of our cats' birthday today - she is 12. I told DH I should put a candle in her canned food today (but we have one cat that is such a pig (if a cat can be a pig :>) that he would probably try to eat it. LOL

I am dealing with a lot of stress related to my very elderly parents' well-being and stubborness and non-compliance with medical treatments ... and they live 500 miles away. I am preparing for a trip to NY to try to get some things in place to help them, but it sure is weighing on my mind and heart. Guess I better go to the gym today and work off some of the stress.

  
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SNS1968 1/17/2013 8:28AM

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GAMMY98 1/17/2013 8:06AM

    Great news on the weight. Sorry to hear about the things with your parents. I have worked with the elderly a lot over the years, if you ever need some one to talk to please feel free to email me. I will tell you this the older they get the more stubron they become. I tell me kids the things I dealth with and tell then to get prepared for what I will be like some day.

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Day Sixteen

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today is not a great day for me. I woke up feeling tired and was only able to exercise for 20 minutes. Now I have a migraine headache for the third day in a row. Tomorrow is my weigh-in day and I am hoping something good will show on the scale to lift my spirits - or maybe I just will feel energetic and have no headache - and that willl be enough! emoticon Oh, yes, it is snowing today!!

  
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DOWNEASTLASS 1/16/2013 6:19PM

    You did an hour yesterday, right? ... so that averages to 40 minutes each day -- pretty good!!!

Hope you're feeling better and that the weigh-in goes well.


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GAMMY98 1/16/2013 3:41PM

    hope things get better for you as the day goes on.

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Day Fifteen

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Today the scale looked like it is making a downward turn; I am holding my breath and staying on track in the hope that this will be true on Thursday, which is when I do my weekly weigh-in. Yesterday was like Spring in Maine, today it is much colder, and the prediciton for tomorrow is snow...... emoticon

I have passed the two week point on Sparkpeople and am enjoying the challenges involved. Yesterday I got myself a nice, new pedometer, which seems to be a good motivator for getting in extra steps. I managed 60 minutes on the treadmill today = 3.5 miles! emoticon

  
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GAMMY98 1/15/2013 10:30PM

    Great job keep up the good work. emoticon

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DOWNEASTLASS 1/15/2013 7:52PM

    Wow - 60 minutes on the treadmill!!! Way to go!

Keep up the good work.

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LINWASH23 1/15/2013 5:52PM

    You can do it. emoticon emoticon

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Day Fourteen

Monday, January 14, 2013

Doing things with the one-day-at-a-time approach appears to be working for me. Today marks two weeks of logging on and working hard to meet my goals. I have made a couple of mistakes, but the majority of days have been right on target. My hardest challenge at the moment seems to be keeping the 8000 steps a day streak going - I haven't managed to do that every day, but I am moving more, so I am patting myself on the back anyway. emoticon I am slowly learning how to use this site, but, what's the rush?

  
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GAMMY98 1/14/2013 1:56PM

   
right you are things will slowly fally into place. I got myself a fitbit one and I am still learning how it works and it is a big help to me keeping on track a little better

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Day Thirteen

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some folks, but today I am in less pain and was able to spend 55 minutes on the treadmill at the Y. Last night I did well at Olive Garden - read the nutrition info ahead of time and planned what I would eat before I got there. I did NOT allow myself to be swayed by what my husband and friends ordered - ate minestrone soup to begin and half of the serving of ravioli I was served. I did taste my hubby's dessert, but only a couple of bites. The scale is up half a lb. this morning, but I think that may be due to the enormous amount of sodium in the food. All in all, I feel good about my approach to going out to eat - haven't gone out in a while; it was nice to be able to socialize over food and not feel guilty the next day! emoticon

  
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SAD64PSYCH 1/14/2013 11:19AM

    Thank you, ladies; I appreciate the kind words and support! emoticon

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CJJANISS 1/13/2013 11:46AM

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CARLY241 1/13/2013 11:35AM

  That is great. Eating out is tough! Good job! emoticon

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