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Day 2 of Tobacco Free

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Well I've just finished week three of my 6 week program to become tobacco free. I'm down to the 2mg gum now and best of all haven't had any tobacco for 2 days. I tried to put the gum where I put the tobacco in my lip put that was working, so I bought some herbal snuff. Works really well. I guess my mind thinks it is tobacco but it isn't. Really helps with the mental part. So within next next three weeks I ween myself off the gum and then I'll be tobacco and nicotine free.

  
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NOTHIN2IT 5/7/2012 12:08AM

    I know that is such a hard thing but you are doing great! Keep up the good work and you will be there in no time!!

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CHOCSUNDAE 5/6/2012 5:41PM

    emoticon to you. As a former smoker, I know how hard it is to get and remain tobacco free. Keep up the good progress.

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BLUEMORNING 5/6/2012 2:17PM

    Congradulations! I don't smoke but I have food cravings that must be like the drug cravings----so far I haven't been able to beat them. Maybe if I read more stories like yours I, too, can find strength! Again, congradulations!

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LITTLEBO 5/6/2012 1:20PM

    YEAH!!!!!! emoticon
Thanks for updating us.

(I was curious on how you were doing with that but didn't want to pry. ) emoticon



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CARDAMOMMA 5/6/2012 12:45PM

    Congratulations Doug! You are such an inspiration.


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KPINSKI82 5/6/2012 11:56AM

    That's really great! Sounds like you have a good plan. Good luck :)

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MEXGAL1 5/6/2012 11:47AM

    Oh, I just love to hear stories like this! I admire you so much for taking charge of your health and getting that nasty stuff out of your system. you are going to feel so much better. and I bet smell better too!
Good for you, keep up the good work.
Sallie

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JAYLYNZ 5/6/2012 11:43AM

    Good for you!! emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/6/2012 11:42AM

    Good on you.....it does get better. I quit in 2007 after 25 years. I worked out to when the cravings came back....it helped a lot!

Keep at it!

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JSALERNO 5/6/2012 11:27AM

    GREAT

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STARTINGALLOVER 5/6/2012 11:23AM

    Be so proud of yourself-it is probably one of the most difficult things to do - quit smoking and tobacco. (I have never smoked and I see that!) You have come this far! Good job on finding alternatives and moving into a healthier (and less expensive!!) life!!! Great work!! emoticon

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JENNIFERLYNN76 5/6/2012 11:22AM

    CONGRATS!!! That is awesome! Keep up the good work :)

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KNITTINGNAN 5/6/2012 11:19AM

  Congratulations!! Just don't replace the cigarettes with junk food like my Husband did. He hasn't stopped munching since he quit smoking,and always has candy in his mouth with more stashed in his pockets. Our Granddaughters actually think he is Willy Wonka! You should feel so proud of yourself.

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Relay for Life

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

We have our Relay for life this weekend. My wife has put us down to walk from 4 to 8 pm om Saturday. Her work also has a booth they set up there. So I guess while she works the booth me and my youngest daughter will be walking. It is for such a great cause though. Worth every minute.

  
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EGRAMMY 5/6/2012 6:26AM

    emoticonFitBuckeye Fans are so proud of you.

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KPINSKI82 5/5/2012 9:10AM

    Sounds awesome! Have fun today :)

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MEXGAL1 5/3/2012 3:31PM

    good for you! Go for it!

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TINAROG1 5/3/2012 9:43AM

    Sounds like fun and a good cause.

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BALDWINJ_03 5/3/2012 8:46AM

    Thank you from a cancer survivor for participating in such a worthwhile event. emoticon

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CAMAEL100 5/3/2012 5:48AM

    Great to be able to put your fitness to use for a good cause.

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JSALERNO 5/3/2012 4:39AM

    ALWAYS NICE TO GIVE BACK.

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LITTLEBO 5/2/2012 10:17PM

    ..and awesome that your daughter is walking, too.

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JENNIFERLYNN76 5/2/2012 9:40PM

    Have a great time for a great cause :)

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STEELKICKIN 5/2/2012 9:39PM

    Ohhh, yes it is!!! It sounds like a wonderful time with your family and you are helping others as well! God bless!

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-AIRYN- 5/2/2012 9:05PM

    I haven't done it for years but it is for such a great cause!! Great for your family for getting involved!

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COCHESE321 5/2/2012 8:14PM

    Ours is June 3. It will be my 5th and my family's second. I brought the "tradition" with me when I moved back home from Florida 2 years ago. Good for you for participating. And with every step, I remember the people for whom I walk - the survivors and victims alike.

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160's here I Come

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Well I lost 1 pound at this weeks weigh in.down to172 now. WOO HOO!!! Total of 40 lost now. BMI was33.3 now 27. Only 2 more points( 13 lbs.) to be back in the healthy range. Only 26 more to reach my final goal. The 160 have always trip me up before. Seems like I always stall out around 165, but not this time. Not on a diet this time. Have a healthy eating meal plan and lots of exercise. So all I can say is watch out 160's because here I come!!!!

  
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CAMAEL100 5/2/2012 5:41PM

    Congrats, great achievement and great attitude!

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CARDAMOMMA 5/2/2012 11:01AM

    Congratulations! You're a really great SP friend. I am inspired by your progress.

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JENNIFERLYNN76 4/30/2012 7:59PM

    Great job! Be proud of yourself for all that hard work you are putting in :)

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NOTHIN2IT 4/30/2012 1:56PM

    Good for you! You will conquer those 160s easy!! emoticon

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TINAROG1 4/30/2012 11:45AM

    Wow, Doug!!!! That is awsome. How tall are you???

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LITTLEBO 4/29/2012 3:04PM

    Yikes! If I were the 160's I'd be shaking in my boots right now....

Can you say "DETERMINED"!!!!!

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MEXGAL1 4/29/2012 2:52PM

    woo hoo! good for you.
don't quit as you can do it!
Best of everything to you!
Sallie

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Running with nature

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The other day when I was out jogging I scared up a deer. The doe took off and all I saw was her whitetail heading across the path and into the woods. I was thinking how graceful it was to watch them run, when all of a sudden the second one, which I hadn't seen bolts up right beside me. Scared the crap out of me. It ran on up and crossed in front of me into the woods. Talk about getting the heart rate up. Is there a rule for extra calories burnt if while you're jogging if deer scare the crap out if you raising heart rate even higher?

  
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CARDAMOMMA 4/28/2012 1:55AM

    OK, that's kind of cool. Scary deer--there *are* some new things under he sun.
Definitely burned a few extra calories!

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JSALERNO 4/27/2012 6:14AM

    That's Good. When we walk at dusk we sometimes see deer and fox. you want a scare though our neighbors German sheppard his bark is enough to scare the daylights out of you.

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LITTLEBO 4/26/2012 9:43PM

    Oh, yes. Count some extra calories. I counted extra when a dog barked at me from a passing car and made me jump about three feet in the air.
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MEXGAL1 4/26/2012 8:27PM

    You are making me smile! I sure miss the deer we had when we lived in Washington state. I think you burned some extra calories for sure!
Good job getting out in nature!
enjoy your evening.
Sallie

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MOTTAMAMALOU 4/26/2012 6:55PM

    emoticon
There should be a rule!
Good blog!

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Calories

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Have a question about calories. I don't think I have hit my target one day yet. Today was a good day at 1207. I know though numbers are not exact but I'm not close to the 1500 - 1800 they reco.mmend. I am full after eating and don't feel I should eat just to get there. What are your thoughts? I usually hit my carbs, fat, and protien

  
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GOGETUMX2 4/26/2012 2:39PM

    I think they advize way too many cals.

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CAMAEL100 4/26/2012 6:13AM

    Like somebody else said - not much advice - just admiration! It is hard to think of adding calories when you are doing so well. But I do think that with all the exercise you are doing, 1,200 seems very low. You don't want to risk burnout. Maybe add some nuts or something. Very few nuts would make up the deficit and they are very good for you. Be sure to weigh them as the calories on them add up quickly.

Best of luck - you are doing great so far!

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JSALERNO 4/26/2012 4:56AM

    I WISH I COULD SAY I WAS FULL AFTER ONLY 1200 CALORIES.

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WUBBY82 4/25/2012 11:10PM

    I rarely meet the calories goals that SP recommends for me. When I'm full, I'm full. If you're feeling good, I think you should keep doing what you're doing, Doug!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 4/25/2012 9:32PM

    How is your weight?
Losing?
Gaining?
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taying steady?
With all the working out you are doing, you are probably burning over 1500 calories a day....


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CARDAMOMMA 4/25/2012 8:33PM

    No advice, just admiration!

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MEXGAL1 4/25/2012 8:09PM

    My opinon is that you eat when you are hungry only to retrain your thinking and body. I say as long as you are getting your vitamins and nutrients you are good to go.
My problem is that I aways want more food. Just fight the urge all day. I watch the clock for my "feeding" times and that helps as I know when my next meal is scheduled and what I will have. So as long as you feel good, don't worry.
Best to you.
Salli

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MKRUSE34 4/25/2012 7:49PM

    Are you having trouble with losing weight, too? If so, maybe you do need to try and eat a few more calories. If you don't eat enough, your body will start storing the food that you do eat as fat.

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LITTLEBO 4/25/2012 7:00PM

    I have sort of the same problem. I should be eating more for maintenance. I am not sure what type of plan you are following, but it might be a matter of choosing higher calorie versions of what you are eating now. For instance, I am lactose intolerant so I drink almond milk. I usually get the 40 calorie version, but I think I should buy the 90 calorie version. I could do the same with my 60 calorie high fiber cereal. Or add one more piece of fruit or a couple of ounces of protien or a fatty fish portion.

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