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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thanks for the well wishes. Up this morning at 4am. Got a slight cough now, did not want to lay there and cough every 5 minutes to relieve the tickle in my throat so I just got up. Am planning a nap after the hubs leaves for work though.

Was up 3-4 times in the night too.

I know I must exercise today, especially since I have today off. Im just soooooo tired!

Today will become a good day. Today I will stay accountable, focused and true to my goals. I will not trade what I want for myself in the long run for what I want right now.

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JSTETSER 4/23/2014 6:28AM

    Take good care of yourself!

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the weekend was not unkind...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Although I was probably unkind to myself.

I got sick Sunday, well Saturday I woke up with a sore throat and fought it all day, then that night I started feeling worse and worse. I drank soda, iced soda. I figured Id gain back everything I lost last week but when I got on the scale this morning I had lost about half a pound. Go me!

Watching what I ate today, a little low in calories with about 11-1200 so far. Trying not to blow it. No soda today. I do pretty good when I am working.

8 pounds down 17 to go for first goal.

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VIADOLOROSA 4/22/2014 8:32PM


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RAPUNZEL53 4/22/2014 7:59PM

  emoticon Hope you feel better though!

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Better days

Friday, April 18, 2014

Yes, yesterday was a bit of a downer. Guess who came to visit me!?!

Yesterdays blog was just a brief summary of a lot of feelings from over the past few years. Thank you all for your comments and well wishes.

Am down another pound today, squeezed in another 30 minutes on the bike after I got home from work yesterday.

I guess my "mini" goal is still a bit big in a lot of people's eyes. 25 pounds. As a BIG woman I know the first 4-5 would come off easy as most of it is water weight. Im down 7 so now I know I am working for it.

Now I must go work for it some more, then off to work. Everyone have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter. Maybe I can talk my hubs into taking me out Sunday.

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SWEETNEEY 4/18/2014 7:38AM

    emoticon on your weight loss

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DMEYER4 4/18/2014 6:25AM

  keep up the good work, congrats on your weight loss. Happy Easter emoticon

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my sob story

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Still trying to keep the main focus on the smaller goal, yet my mind still slips into looking to far into this and what if I just lose one more pound here, or lose 3 pounds a week instead of 2...or this, or that, ya know?

I just want to be happy and CONTENT with a loss and reach a goal. I have not set a time limit on it. I just want to reach it.

Emotional week for me this past week. Crying over stuff. I wish I were a stronger and more confident person. I wish I were someone that could be a leader instead of a follower.

Easter is almost here. It wont amount to much in this house. My son is in the Army and is out in Kansas (Ohio here). My daughter is splitting her time between her dad's and her boyfriends and I MIGHT get to see her and my granddaughter sometime Sunday night, big woop. I probably wont, or it will be nearly bedtime.

My parents are both gone, they made a big deal about family Easter dinner. Just sort of depressing.

My husband said something about going to his brothers, which I don't really want to do. I am tired of every family get together being about his family that Id just rather be alone and probably cry over not having any family. Childish? Now that's a whole other issue. lol.

On the upside. 45 minutes on my bike this morning. Have to get ready for work in a little bit. Water *check*.

ho hum.

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IRONBESS 4/18/2014 1:45AM

    I'm sorry you're feeling blue. It's okay to have times when you miss the old days (I miss some too), but don't let them take over. Think instead of creating new memories or different traditions rather than dwelling on those past. A lot of my family has passed on, and our son and other family live in other states. It took a little getting used to, but we've adapted to the changes by celebrating near holidays, sometimes as much as several weeks before or after. We do it up as big as if it were on the actual day. It's the spirit and being together that make it special, not the date on the calendar.

Kudos to you for riding your bike 45 minutes. That shows strength, perseverance and determination. You are awesome! Setting small goals for weight loss seems a good idea too. When the weight loss ticker is set for 5 or 10 lbs as a goal, a 1- or 2-pound weight loss moves the marker quite a bit further on the ticker. I think that helps psychologically. A mini-goal seems more attainable and not so daunting. As they say, baby steps!

Hope you feel better soon. If not, please follow up with a doctor for a good physical exam and possibly consider counseling. Our emotions are as deserving of care as our bodies are. Take care of you.

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TSERANDOS 4/17/2014 11:22AM

I don't get that you would rather be alone than with your inlaws. I have lost my sister and my parents, I jump at the chance to spend time with any of my husband's family.
I hope this Easter you can look at all that is wonderful in your life and focus on the positives, that will make you the stronger person you want to be.


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GARDENCHRIS 4/17/2014 9:42AM

    I to have a very small family... i understand.. just do what you need to do for yourself. go out to dinner enjoy the time with your hubs, take a walk, enjoy the glorious spring day. do something fun... you ARE a strong capable woman! emoticon

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MARION-S 4/17/2014 8:40AM

    It's a fact that life changes over the years.
Easter is a time of miracles , of rebirth. Only you can make your like better. Celebrate & be grateful for what you have and more blessings will come your way. emoticon

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On my way.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Doing things a little differently this time. Reaching towards small goals at a time instead of the bigger picture. Hopefully I will have more success than I have had in the last couple of years.

First goal is 25 pounds. Losing water weight has got me well on my way with a 4 pound loss over night. Hey, I will take it!

Back to work today after 4 days off. ugg!

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MARION-S 4/16/2014 5:17PM

    Baby steps, one step at a time emoticon

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