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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This is either a DUH moment emoticon or an AHA moment emoticon
But whichever it turns out to be, the results are about the same. Looking at my calendar thus far in July, and making note of my weight entered in each little square I see how my weight makes it's little zig-zag across the month. Up and down and up and down. I started out at 145.8 went down, went up to 147.4 and now on the 13th I see I am once again at 145.8.

At this rate I'll go through the elation and depression endlessly, but will I ever get ahead? I know during my 3 years on SP I HAVE LOST WEIGHT. Usually I am doing the yo-yo think between lower and lower numbers, but ever since summer hit, my yo-yo routine seems to be stuck between 143 and 147 -- and those numbers are no where near my goal.

I know I either have to step up my exercise or eat differently. But I am almost always at the low end of my calorie intake, so changing my diet doesn't seem to be an option. Upping my exercise routine would be logical, but with it being so hot, evenings are about the only time I can tolerate a walk. Hmmmm! Wonder is hypnosis would work? lol

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OLDERDANDRT 7/13/2011 6:00PM

    Sweetie, I'd like to invite you to join the QuickFire Challenge team! It's great! Gives you daily exercises, most designed to be done in the workplace (like on potty break) requiring littlespace and what it is is you do the exercise(s) spaced out throughout your day and it helps keep your metabolism fired up and burning those calories! Check it out. You can be social on the team or choose not to be. I don't get in on the chit chat due to lack of time, but I get my quickfires everyday! This would add some good activity to your day and add to your walking cardio! It might be just what you need. emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 7/13/2011 2:07PM

  Ok Do not panic. I think we all do this . up and down between a few numbers . hopefully it keeps going down and finally we reach our goal . it takes time to lose it . you do not want to do it fast . oh, i know everybody say i want to lose 25 in one day but we know this is not a real goal .that kind of weight loss will not last .You are doing a great job . you are one in a million . we all love you and hope that all you touch turns into gold . keep on being you.

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Do Your Best!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

emoticon If you do your best I believe anyone and everyone can live a healthy lifestyle. And a healthy lifestyle means you will be trimming up, toning up, and getting healthy!

Why do I say that? I believe it's true. Granted, most people DO NOT GIVE THEIR BEST. They find excuses why they can't (or won't) exercise. They make choices they know they will regret and after a few weeks they give up because they haven't lost any weight.

YOU know what you can do. When you make excuses and choose not to do the right thing it is only hurting YOU!

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OLDERDANDRT 7/13/2011 10:33AM

    AMEN! I am the master procrastinator! I am not proud of that, but what you say is totally true and I have proven it over and over and over! Here's to a strong re-start! It IS actually hurting me not to do my best, so I'm trying harder now! Thanks for a great blog!!! emoticon emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/12/2011 9:25PM

    I always say why should I even try then I look at myself in a dress and say I really need to get this weight off so that is why I give up but get back on track later
So everyone just keep trying

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STILLFLYIN 7/12/2011 7:53PM


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MARPET44 7/12/2011 3:54PM

    Always do what you can do, then add another step!! emoticon

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Yo-Yo Activity Sunday thru Thursday!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

emoticon Started out on Sunday at 147.4 and as we went to watch fireworks, we also decided to eat out that night. Splurged on fried chicken.

Monday was the actual 4th of July emoticon emoticon, however we had already seen the emoticon the night before. But we did BBQ hamburgers with cheese, I made potato salad and baked beans -- and I had a gin/tonic.

Tuesday the scale still said 147.2, and we went to Prescott to get more stone for the patio area I had been working on. Loading/unloading the stone was a work-out, but my main one was after getting home when I started working on the patio area again. DH went back after the rest of the load.

Wednesday the scale said 146.6 so the stone laying was doing me some good, and I even got in my one-mile walk in the evening!

Thursday the scale was even better at 145.8 . Still doing bits and pieces on the patio, but it's 95% done and I'm starting to haul the leftover stone down by the flower beds in front so I can do something with it there. It will provide a pretty little spot for our bench and table in front of one of my favorite flower beds:
Can't you just picture how good it will look with a little stone-paved area in front of this?

Who knows what my weight will be tomorrow morning -- and Friday will be a busy day too! It's my turn to water at the Community Garden, plus harvesting that evening, and then doing a bit of selling at the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning!

Wonder what the next 4 days will bring? See you on the Friday thru Tuesday blog! emoticon emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/11/2011 8:12PM

    emoticonhope the weight keeps going down for that will be worth all this work and you yard is going to look great

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SUSIEMT 7/10/2011 11:32PM

    Great job! Both with the stone and watching your weight. Keep up the good work!

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OLDERDANDRT 7/8/2011 1:31PM

    Wow! Sounds like you've found some perfect cardio AND strength and getting your landscape in tip top shape at the same time!!!! emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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LIS193 7/8/2011 12:38AM

    It's going to be beautiful! Great job!

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MARPET44 7/7/2011 6:35PM

    Beautiful work being done! Congrats on you wt. loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The Spin Fairy

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

This morning as I did my "bonus" spin after having acquired 25 spark points the hard way -- I watched as the wheel spun around and stopped at 3 just for a moment, then went two more numbers to the much nicer 10! That's when I knew the spin fairy was being especially nice to me today, and it made up for the lousy "2" I got on my regular spin!

Have a good day -- and look for the silver lining in all your clouds! emoticon

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CATLADY52 7/7/2011 11:10AM

    So glad for you since my spin Fairy is coming and going. Mostly going in the last couple of weeks. emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/7/2011 7:08AM

    I believe in the emoticon emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 7/6/2011 12:12PM

  is there really a spin fairy ???? I believe ..

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LIS193 7/5/2011 12:29PM

    Neither wheel has been very generous for me the last week or so...

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OLDERDANDRT 7/5/2011 12:26PM

    emoticon Glad the "Spin Fairy" is helping you out! I am so consistant in getting 5's and below, I think that's why SPark gave me a "Consistency Award"! emoticon emoticon

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My Holiday Week-End

Monday, July 04, 2011

It started out with a quiet day at home doing the usual. There were flowers to water in the front yard -- even though they are on a drip system, I like to give them extra and also mist them. Then the same treatment for the flowers and veggies in the backyard. The weather was just a bit cooler from the sizzling weather we had the day before, so it felt wonderful.

Naturally all my stuff on the computer, that's an every day thing -- saw on Facebook how my daughter and grandaughter were doing on their vacation in Canada. Then at 5:00 p.m. it was the weekly meeting of the Community Garden Club. That was fun! From there we decided to eat out as we were heading down to Wickenburg to see the fireworks sponsored by the City. DH said he had attended 2 or 3 years ago and it was quite good, besides that, Wickenburg has supermarkets (full-sized) and we needed some fresh produce not available in our tiny little community.

So we stuffed ourselves at a favorite restaurant -- I ordered fried chicken and knew the scale would be tough on me the next day. We did our grocery shopping and put all the stuff that needed it into the ice chest, then off to find a good spot to view the fireworks. Although they only last for a matter of minutes (maybe 20 or so) it was a fun thing to watch, and as we did not park where the crowds of people were, we escaped the heavy traffic when it was over. All in all it was a very nice day.

Today is the actual 4th of July, and with the fireworks being over, today will be quiet and we will enjoy a BBQ for just DH and myself. 97% ground beef, grilled, add a slice of American cheese on whole wheat buns, top it off with all your favorites, lettuce, tomato, onion -- and with it I'm making potato salad and baked beans. If we feel we need an dessert later it will be watermelon or cantaloupe.

Happy 4th of July everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Yes, when we returned home (about 20 miles away) we saw we had had a soft rain.

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VITCHY-VICKI 7/4/2011 9:37PM

    emoticonHope you had a nice 4th and the BBQ was good
PS here is my FB name Vicki Lynne Zwick Luebbe I would like be your friend

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MARPET44 7/4/2011 3:31PM

    Rain liked heck when I was coming out a store this afternoon. For some silly reason, I had carried my umbrella so it was neat. I got to splach all the way to my car!! emoticon

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CATLADY52 7/4/2011 3:13PM

    It never seems to fail that when you have just watered comes the rain.

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