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Last Day of January

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Today marks 4 weeks since I got serious about tracking, exercising, and visiting this site. I managed to kose another half pound this week. It may be slow, but the numbers on the scale are going in the right direction, so I am satisfied.

Unfortunately, I seem to have picked up some sort of stomach bug and am feeling really yucky. On the positive side, I can't seem to eat much of anything, so maybe that will help with weight loss - though i sure don't want to do it this way! Besides, in my past experience, anything i lose while sick comes right back.

Well, time for me to do something constructive, though I really feel like going to sleep. emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 1/31/2013 8:33PM

    If you have the bug after your drive. Never mind doing something constructive that can wait till you are WELL!!!

LISTEN!!! to your body and be constructive there. We had Flu shots and it was hard to get over. PLEASE! be kind to yourself emoticon Pat in Maine.

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NEWRUNNER2 1/31/2013 3:57PM

    Sorry to hear about the stomach bug, but it sounds like you've been moving in the right direction.


Take care of yourself!

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CLWALDRO 1/31/2013 2:21PM

    Make sure you do allow some extra time to rest so your body can recover from whatever bug you have.
For me I just had to find the right combination of food and exercise and then I really got going on the weight loss. If you are not using the food and exercise trackers please start as they are such valuable tools as you try to find where your body needs to be to burn more calories and lose weight without such a struggle

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EREBECCA 1/31/2013 11:47AM

  Urggghhh - so many bugs going around this time of year. Just listen to your body - if you need a few more calories or a day off exercise then take it :)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Well, i got home at about 3 p.m. after pending several days in NY helping my parents get settled after my Mom came home from a rehab facility (at her insistence, not at doctor's recommendation) and getting an aide in place to help them at home. Left NY yesterday afternoon, got home today, andby 5:30 p.m. got a call from the aide that an ambulance had been called because my mother was having trouble breathing. I (and my sister) feel like we are living a nightmare. My Mom really should be in a nursing facility at this point, but she won't agree and my Dad, who is also failing, doesn't want to cross her. I am distraught and it hasn't done much for my eating patterns! On top of that i seem to have vcaught some kind of bug while away and I am feeling ill - both physically and mentally. Sorry to be such a whiner - just need to rant and vent! Maybe tomorrow will be a better day!

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NEWRUNNER2 1/30/2013 4:58PM

    Thanks for sharing. You're not a whiner. At times like this, one day at a time turns into one moment at a time!

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NORASPAT 1/29/2013 9:57PM

    Rant and whine just as much as you like It helps some with the stressful situation.

I have other Spark friend in NY and one of my friends Mom was without power after sandy and she stayed in her apartment with no power. Maybe it is something about the location I think.
I am so sorry it is hard on you and your sister and most likely on your dad too. Will they be able to stay together if she needs so much care. Maybe that is part of the problem. I hope there is some way to find help for them, could they go in to assisted living.
DH and I are here alone and I have very little information about how this works. I think I should be investigating some of this.

You can vent anytime to me, I know how blogging helps. HUGS Pat in Augusta.
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Day Twenty-Five

Friday, January 25, 2013

This is getting silly - maybe I need to change my heading to Week Whatever......

The car is packed, I am wearing layers, and we are ready to head off to Queens, NY, though tonight we will stay in Newton, MA. Not sure if I will be able to post any blogs while away. We packed lunch for today, but will have to play dinner by ear, since my sister-in-law will be cooking- and she is a really good cook! Moderation will have to be the operational word!

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NORASPAT 1/25/2013 12:35PM

    Take care, it has to be done for sure. I hope some day our kids will help us out if we need it and I d beleive we will. HUGS Pat in Maine. Stay warm and stay safe! emoticon emoticon

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ABERKSON 1/25/2013 10:07AM

    I have issues with title names to :). Have fun and yes moderation. Get close to it.

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Day Twenty-Four

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This morning I felt frustrated when I weighed myself - it is my weigh-in day and I weigh the same as last week. Now, though, I have recognized that although there was no loss, there also was no gain - and that is a good thing! We are leaving tomorrow to travel to NY to help get some things in place to support my elderly parents. I know it will be difficult for me to plan my meals, but I will try my darnedest to keep things in control and maybe next week I will see a downward dip on the scale - or maybe just stay the same, which might be a more realistic goal. I will try to check in a sparkpeople using my phone app since I don't know if I will have access to a computer while I am away. Wish me luck!!!

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SAD64PSYCH 1/24/2013 8:56PM

    Thanks, Pat. I am going to Queens in New York City. I hear it has been in the single digits there - so, a heat wave compared to Maine!

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NORASPAT 1/24/2013 8:46PM

    I hope you are going to the south of the state not the North, it is really very cold here. In New Hampshire Mt Washington has 72 degrees below zero but that has extreme weather. We drive through the Mt Washington Valley when we go to visit and it is so easy to suddenly have a white out of snow. That is sometimes caused by the ski areas making snow and it drifts down to the roads beneath. HUGS Pat in Maine.
Stay safe and keep warm, not the best travel time. HUGS Hope you can keep in touch so we know you are safe. Pat in Augusta. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAD64PSYCH 1/24/2013 7:07PM

    Thanks! I do feel like a turtle, so I guess that is appropriate!!! emoticon

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AUGUSTDRAGON 1/24/2013 5:40PM

    At TOPS we call that a "turtle" and we consider it a GOOD thing. So should you. I'll be thinking of you while you're in NY. I know you can do it. You have the tools you need and the belief in yourself. emoticon

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The Eating is Over for Today

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Well, I improved the day and stayed within my calorie limits today. I spent the entire day inside because of the below zero temperatures - baked two loaves of bread using a new recipe and accomplished some other indoor tasks. Tomorrow I will have to go out to do a bunch of errands that MUST be done, whether the temperatures are frigid or not. But now, I can think about being warm under the covers overnight - I am really very tired! Good night all! emoticon

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DOWNEASTLASS 1/24/2013 10:07PM

    Wish I had stayed inside all day today, too! It's mighty cold out there.... good work on staying within your calorie limits - way to go!


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CATHEMARIE 1/23/2013 9:04PM

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NORASPAT 1/23/2013 8:56PM

    It will be very cold tonight I am still wondering why you cannot get to my friend feed. I hope you take care if you are really tired do rest. I have had a problem since November because I was taking care of DH when his shingles were bad. Try the friend feed again HUGS Pat in Maine.

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ROBB1N 1/23/2013 8:50PM

    Good job on staying within your calorie limits. Stay warm during your errands tomorrow. Good night!

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CASSCOTT70 1/23/2013 8:49PM

  Good night - and I'm sure you're going to bundle up if need be for your errands.

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