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A clean body....and mouth

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Well I am very pleased to say that I managed to get straight As this session with the help of my husband and the grace of God. It is the only way to explain the good grades. This semester has been riddled with craziness. I feel as if I missed the first 3 weeks because of the gall bladder attack and its subsequent removal. Then Thanksgiving and my 40th birthday, also on the 22nd, and a house full of guests. I loved the company and am blessed to have such great family and friends. I did not expect, hope...yes, but didn't expect As in all of my classes.

So now starts the second half of the semester. I am in perfect position to get a good clinical rotation as I should be in first, if not tied for first, in the rankings. What a huge burden off of my shoulders. I start clinicals in March and have realized that not only is my body out of shape, my mouth is too. I have become accustomed to swearing like a sailor and although that works fine in construction, the medical field may not be as appreciative. So this next couple of months I am focusing on being consistent with my body and my mouth. I know I can do it, I just need to be aware of when I am doing it. I worry about that for sure.

So here goes. A journey that needs to be taken. I am looking forward to it. :-)

  


Struggles

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Why is it that my mind knows EXACTLY what to do and yet I go and eat the things I know aren't the best for me? Addiction? It is crazy. I know that I shouldn't go to McDonalds for that breakfast McMuffin but I went anyways. My mind immediately starts rationalizing it. "Well we will eat a salad for lunch and some greens for dinner." It is crazy because I shouldn't have to rationalize. I should do what I know is right. I LOVE my morning fruit smoothies but I went to the golden arches anyways this morning. Boo. Well the good news is that I am having salad for lunch apparently. lol

  
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CEKNIGHT 10/10/2012 5:06PM

    One day at a time. You can do it. We all mess up sometimes. I do it way more than I should. Hang in there.

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    emoticon I would be rich If I could only cure addiction, desires, cravings for fattening food.

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20 Pounds Down. Holy Cow!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

So I weighed myself yesterday and hit the 20 pound mark. I know that my weight will fluctuate but I also know that now that I hit it, I will lose even more. I guess it is a mental thing as well as a physical thing.

Six years ago I lost 80 pounds. I refused to change what I ate I just limited my portions and exercised like mad. I was always busy. Between working three jobs, going out dancing and being a single mom at that time, I was always on the go. Life is so much different today. Now I am in school full-time, married and my daughter is in college. So why didn't portion control work a couple of months ago? I figured it out the other day while I was on the stationary bike reading Eat To Live. I outran my calories last time but didn't make the food changes that would promote sustained weight loss. When my thyroid crashed I continued eating the same foods, slowly increasing the portion size, and stopped exercising due to a complete lack of energy. My thyroid went undiagnosed for at least 6 months and that was all it took. All of my hard work. All of those many hours, days, weeks, months of being in the gym, running, dancing and doing whatever I could physically to lose weight just vanished. All of those successful pounds lost....gone. Because I didn't make the nutritional choices that could sustain me when I couldn't exercise, I gained it all and more back. I felt like a failure.

It's funny that I look at the Furhman plan differently. There isn't any real cheating. You follow it or you don't. Like Yoda says, "Do or do not, there is no try." Without the word cheat, there is no guilt. Some days are better than others for sure, but following the plan is just that, following the plan. In the last 2 months I have occasionally cheated, drank, had ice cream, even McDonalds (which tastes HORRIBLE now, the oil stays in your mouth, ew) and there hasn't been any extreme jumps in my weight. Sure it bounces around but anyone will bounce around. That doesn't bother me as long as the final number keeps on a downward trend, and it has. Had I not wandered from the path, I am sure that my number today would be larger, but I am not upset. 20 pounds!!! Who would be upset with that loss in just 2 months?! They would have to be crazy. :-)

So as this continues, I look forward to more successes. I look forward to surprising everyone, including myself. I am excited about this path. WoooHooo!

Thank you to my wonderful daughter Stephanie for nagging me until I read the book and for being a role model to your mommy and rocking this lifestyle! 21 pounds is huge and YOU LOOK GREAT!!!

  
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The first 15 Annihilated!!!!

Friday, September 07, 2012

I am so stoked. I hit my first 15 pounds down in just over a month!!! Woo hoo. This is so cool! AND I cheated a little here and there. :-)

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One of the Worst Week's on Record and I LOST weight!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

So let's begin by going over the week at a glance:
Monday
*Blood Bank Written Final - 85%
*Nice Lunch with Family
*Dink, our 8 month puppy we have had from birth broke his leg

Tuesday
*Dink had to be put to sleep because the break was so bad. He died in my arms.
*Blood Bank Final Practical - 100% with a final score of A in the class.
*Lots of crying on this day. I even broke down during my practical for about 2 minutes.

Wednesday
*Super sad but no real story to share, which is good for this week.
*Looked at a puppy but we weren't ready and he wasn't the one.

Thursday
*Had to go to court for a speeding ticket/registration ticket.
*Picked up Steph, she was following me and got one too, and my pants ripped.
*Had to go to WalMart to get a new pair for court but we were running a hair early so it was okay.
*Went to court to find out that the expired plates are actually a criminal offense. Yep I said it, criminal. So I have to go back and make a deal with the prosecutor. I have never even been near having any criminal record at ALL. I am freaked out.
*Came home and checked out a pet store with Craig. Fell in LOVE with a bullmastiff and bought her.
*The rest of the night was good.

Friday
*Sink is starting to back up.
*Gemma is a delight! What a wonderful dog.

Saturday
*Got little to no sleep.
*Washing machine backed up into the sink.
*Called the plummer and got it fixed.
*Almost missed my well puppy meeting because I can't get my stupid class to work right.
*Nearly crashed.
*Made an eggplant lasagne thing that was really good.

Sunday (today)
*Took care of Gemma at 3:30 this morning and haven't been able to sleep since.

So with all of that, I still managed to keep fairly true to my diet, break my plateau, and lose 3 more pounds. Life is amazing.

  


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