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What I want (and don't want)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I don't want to worry about my weight.
I don't want to track my food or my exercise.
I want to be healthy.
I want to be able to keep up with hubby & the girls.
I want to go on walks & enjoy nature.
I want to be strong.
I want to feel good about my body.
I don't want to feel like I'm a failure if I don't exercise one day.
I don't want to feel like a failure if I eat cheesecake.
I want to enjoy my life.
I want to enjoy food... mostly healthy food, but an occasional treat too.
I want to look good in a swimsuit, but I don't need to be the hottest mom at the pool.
I want to live a healthy & active lifestyle.
I want to meet my Spark friends in person & give them all big hugs.
I don't want to worry about calories in/calories out.
I want to drink Mountain Dew & coffee (in moderation).
I want my allergies & asthma to be under control.
I want to be able to run.
I want to be happy.
I want to be me.

I am still going to Spark, but I probably won't be on here every day. I feel like my weight has taken over my life... and I'm not even overweight. I need to stop beating myself up for not being perfect. I am good enough. I am not going to track unless I feel like it.

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GOODGETNBETR 6/27/2012 7:28PM

    Take care of you but it's amazing how many things on your list I can identify with. Hope you'll never give up the fight and find a healthy balance. You deserve to have all your wants. emoticon

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SSDCQUINCY 5/29/2012 4:17PM

    Good for you!!! I am sorry I missed this before today. I am very happy you are going to work on just being happy and living with yourself just as you are! I am proud of you. Please just keep in touch, as I do miss you and all of your support.

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TKAYSMILES 5/15/2012 12:25PM

    Good luck to you!!! Keep in touch!!!

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RUNNINGAL425 5/10/2012 1:42PM

    You said it! How wonderful it is to be settled as you seem to be!

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SUSANS706 5/10/2012 11:38AM

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BabyCat went to Heaven

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yesterday afternoon BabyCat finally had enough, so we took her to the vet & she went to Heaven while in her Daddy's arms. It is very rough on our whole family. The girls don't know life without her as she was our Fur Baby before the girls were ever here.




Our other cat, Weasel, died way back in 2001.

RIP BabyCat April 15, 1997 to April 25, 2012

  
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RUNNINGAL425 5/1/2012 12:56PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our furry friends can be such a source of comfort for us, and losing them can be so traumatic. I hope that you and your family will revel in the fond memories......

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TRI_BABE 4/27/2012 11:28AM

    That is so sad, it is so hard to lose a family member like that. I'm sorry for your loss.

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ELLENS2525 4/27/2012 6:38AM

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MARYELLEN301 4/26/2012 8:51PM

    I lost my Ashes last month. Sweetie is bereft, so adoption of a 6 yo male is in the works. Life without a cat is hard to get used to (for humans as well as their feline friends!) when they've been such a part of your family. So sorry for you and your family.

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PURPLEVALENTINE 4/26/2012 11:33AM

    I am so sorry. It is never easy losing a furbaby...your family is in my thoughts! emoticon

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SSDCQUINCY 4/26/2012 11:03AM

    emoticon I am so emoticon for your loss. I know how hard it is, but just think of all the good years you had together with her. She is at peace and having a great time chasing mice in heaven! It is hard to loose a part of the family. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NINJA_SMOO 4/26/2012 10:53AM

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It is so hard when a part of your family passes. Best wishes.

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Best.Greek.Yogurt.Ever

Friday, April 20, 2012

If anyone is looking for a delicious Greek yogurt & getting their chocolate fix at the same time, try this:



It is soooo yummy!! It is yummier than ice cream & healthier too!!



editing to let you know that I found it at Target in a 4pk. emoticon

  
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SCARECROWISCOOL 4/24/2012 11:40AM

    Nutritional facts:

120 calories (30 from fat)
3g fat (2 saturated, 0 trans)
5mg cholesterol
40mg sodium
14g carbs (all 14 sugar)
8g protein
8% calcium, 20% vitaminD

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SLFGOLF 4/21/2012 1:00AM

    Thanks. I'll have to look it up.

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RUNNINGAL425 4/21/2012 12:34AM

    How much sugar does it have per serving?

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SSDCQUINCY 4/20/2012 2:57PM

    Ok I will try it!!!


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MJ7DM33 4/20/2012 2:13PM

  Thanks for sharing! This looks like it would be good.

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AQUAGIRL08 4/20/2012 1:33PM

    Good to know! I saw the Champions ad inside the lid of my Chobani yogurt this afternoon and I wondered what it was. Now, thanks to you, I know.

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LILPAT3 4/20/2012 12:29PM

    Love all Chobani greek yogurt! I have some everyday. emoticon

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4ANEWME2DAY 4/20/2012 12:24PM

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I will try that!!

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Anytime Fitness vs. YMCA

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Matt & I have been members of Anytime Fitness for over 3 years. It is a very nice new & clean gym with private changing rooms... it is right across the street from my work. We chose it because I would go to the gym during my lunch hour. Because of my health issues, I haven't been going very much lately. Matt doesn't go unless it is bad weather because he prefers to run outside.

For the same amount of money, we could switch to a family membership at the Y. The kids could go with us & play basketball or go swimming or walk the track with me. It is dirty though, and isn't open 24 hours like the gym. It is 3 blocks from my work, but you have to walk around in mazes to get to the locker room (not private) and then to the cardio room and then to the weight room and back to the locker room. There are classes though in the mornings & evenings that I could go to... maybe that would be fun.

Anyone have any votes??

  
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ARCHIMEDESII 3/4/2012 2:40PM

    I learned to swim at the Y. I've also taken many classes with them over the years. I think they are a great organization. Although, I will say that facilities do vary from place to place. Some are better than others.

And yes, even at my local Y, the lockers are not conveniently located. The gym was well, just like my high school gym ! LOL !! It wasn't particularly spiffy, but it was functional.

That being said, I've always found the instructors and personal trainers to be excellent. So, if you don't decide to go, don't let their less than perfect facilities be the reason you don't. Not to sound cliche, but all that glitters is not gold. While I do appreciate a clean and tidy gym, I also appreciate good service and good trainers. I've been to fancy gyms that looked great, but had lousy service and instructors. I'm sure the Y is like many companies i.e. cutting service because of the down turned economy. Don't let that be a strike against them.



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KAYOTIC 3/4/2012 12:09PM

    I'm in agreement with the other posters, you sound like you want to stick w/ the Anytime Fitness, and it sounds like it worked well for you when you were going before your health issues. Do you think you can start up again on a regular basis?

One other thing you may want to try before deciding is can you get a free trial at the Y? That may help to decide if you would even want a membership there.

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FELIXC 3/1/2012 10:48PM

    Stick with Anytime, Claudia! I was a member of our local Y at one point. Lots of unsupervised, undisciplined kids running around. A friend of mine had a similar experience at another Y location here.

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ELLENS2525 2/29/2012 9:22PM

    You have to go where you will be motivated to go... if the Y doesn't really appeal to you then you may not be motivated to go. Besides, sometimes it's nice to do things without the kids. Using your lunch hour is a plus. Even tho you can't go as much now, your health should get straightened out and then you can go more often.

Whatever choice you make is a good one because you are investing in your health!

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ADELCASALE 2/29/2012 9:00PM

    Stick with what works.

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SMANISMELL 2/29/2012 3:57PM

    I would stick with the gym you are in now. Cleanliness is very important. I have a friend with a Y membership who got contact dermatitus from the unclean weights. Who knows what kinds of fungi and bacteria are lurking around in an unclean gym?

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SSDCQUINCY 2/29/2012 3:45PM

    You need to do what is best for you guys. Do you think you would bring the kids? Would you do the open swim? Did you check the schedule for the classes (they may not be convenient) It sounds to me like you prefer your current gym, but if you think the girls will go with you and use the Y then go for it. I am a girl who has NO gym membership, so I am not really the one to answer this!! LOL Good luck.

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39JEANNIE 2/29/2012 3:45PM

    Maybe you can complain to YMCA Director that you would enjoy their membership but cleanliness needs to be addressed first. Explain to them how much you and your children could benefit from going to their YMCA versus the membership you have now. Me, I prefer a clean gym. But talk to someone at the YMCA and see if some things fall in your favor. :)

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Dulera

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The new inhaler I was put on is Dulera. This replaces my daily inhaler & my fast-acting inhaler. I had to stop my fast-acting inhaler (pro-air) due to high heart rate. Doctor says if this one does it, I'll have to go to a cardiologist.

Well, at first I thought it was my imagination, but I think Dulera is causing high heart rate, jitteryness, hoarse voice & shaky hands. I've been on it for almost a week. When I go in for my allergy shots tomorrow, I am going to ask the nurse. I REALLY DON'T want to see a cardiologist. I'm really hoping this is just my imagination because my breathing seems to have improved on this inhaler. I haven't exercised though, because I am afraid I would have a stroke or something. I haven't mentioned this to my husband, because his mom thinks I'm a hypochondriac. emoticon

I wish my parents wouldn't have named me Claudia... Did you know that Claudia means LAME?!?!?! Yikes! I'm already a walking medicine cabinet.

  
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ELLENS2525 2/24/2012 4:19PM

    Check out this meaning of Claudia... and no it doesn't mean you are pregnant!!!

http://www.i-am-pregnant.co
m/names/boys/Claudia

>Sorry about the Dulera... it sucks not to feel good!



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ANDREAROSE1979 2/22/2012 5:19PM

    I'm telling Matt if you don't tell him! Even little sisters look out for big sisters sometimes.

I'm sorry you're feeling crappy. :(

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SSDCQUINCY 2/22/2012 2:39PM

    Ok did you mean to sound like a commercial at the start of this blog. The whole "This replaces my daily inhaler & my fast-acting inhaler. I had to stop my fast-acting inhaler" sounds like a commercial to me. Ok now that I got that out of the way. I do not think you are a hypochondriac, and I doubt your husband does either!! YOu need to take care of you and you need to keep hubby informed of your health!! TELL HIM!!!

Ok keep me posted on what the dr says tomorrow, but did you get that I wanted you to tell hubby?!?!?

Don't take things so literally on the meaning of your name. Beside the website that I looked at had the meaning as "Disabled" whats in a name anyway? Don't sweet it. I can tell you that you are the Claudia that I know and to me that is cool Every one knows a Sandra or Sandy, and Sandy is also a dogs name. People tell me that all the time, or that they know a guy with that name. I would rather have a name that doesn't have the same meaning of being covered in Sand!! emoticon

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