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Let's Do This Again

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

So, yes, I weighed myself today and I'm back up to 170......geez, what a crock of you know what. It seems like I must keep exercising my butt off on a weekly basis to keep this weight off......who knew? emoticon

So I'm on to trying something different to get me started again. The eating hasn't been's not been great by any stretch of the imagination.....but it's not been horrible. My blood sugar levels aren't too bad either. I'm working really hard at getting them under control. I'll get another A1C this week and my last one was 7.8, so if I can get lower than that I'll be happy.

On the exercise front I've downloaded an app called Zombie's Run

You don't have to run, but it's actually getting me to. You can walk.....tonight I lifted weights and during the portions where it told me to run I did squats. So, it's kind of a game and an exercise app all in one. You wear your headphones and it tells a story and while you're exercising you are picking up items. It will play your own music and in between songs you will get another bit of the story and might come upon zombies that you have to run from. You can actually hear the zombies breathing right behind you. I figure it can't hurt to try something new and if it gets me moving all the better.

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DREAMNSCHEME 4/4/2012 11:03AM

    I want it so so bad... but it's not out for android yet. I want to listen and run run run!

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REALITYCHECK86 4/4/2012 10:38AM

    Wow, I'm totally downloading that app!! I know a lot of people who would find that really motivating! I'm trying to get my butt back in gear so anything I can try is worth it!
My last a1c was 9.0... yikes! My doc said I'm out of control... so I'm back to working really hard on keeping my sugars down, reprogrammed a bunch of my basal rates a couple weeks ago, and I think it's helping! I guess we'll see come my next a1c if all this work is going to pay off!
Good luck and keep moving!
P.S. thanks for the welcome back!!

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SHASSYSUE2 4/4/2012 1:22AM

    That actually sounds like fun! My son would love it he is all into zombies!

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Marilyn - What a smart chick she was

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

“I just want to be wonderful.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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DREAMNSCHEME 2/9/2012 3:45PM

    Great quote! I also want to say your background pic is adorable!

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SHASSYSUE2 2/7/2012 10:26PM

    Love it!! Yet she still kept those wonderful curves!! She truly was beautiful!!

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/7/2012 9:41PM

    that's one of my favorite photos of her!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

So, I knew I've not been doing very good with the exercise and eating for the last couple of months so I shouldn't be surprised but I kind of was. I weighed myself this week and WOW emoticon is all I can say. I've put the 10 puonds that I lost back on emoticon WTH! Frustrates me to no end. I've been exercising the last few weeks so I'm sure I can get that number down but it just sucks. I slacked a little on my eating too.....and my wine intake.....I really need to slow down on that emoticon And I just found a really yummy Sangria from Oliver Winery that is amazing! I won't be purchasing any more of that except for special occasions. I need to just not let it get me down. I'm feeling uncomfortable in clothes and definitely out of clothes emoticon so I really enjoy the weekends when I can put my sweats on and that is not what I should be doing! I've also been sneaking chocolate and peanut butter again emoticon so I'm thinking about removing that stuff from the house entirely. I was doing so good for so long I thought I had that addiction beat but evidently not. I can do this damnit!

On a good note my puppy who had the surgery got her boot off yesterday and has been released to take short walks! So exciting for her!

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LIBRA73 1/27/2012 7:03AM

    I know what you mean! I found the only thing that works...tracking and consistent exercise. It's the only way I can get the blubber to go away!! ARG!!!

Hang in there!

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JOPAPGH 1/25/2012 10:18PM

    Great news on your pup!

I also got complacent and regained most of what I lost. I recommitted at the beginning of this year, started tracking food again and doing 30 minutes of exercise a day and am already seeing results.

I also got rid of most of the binge foods. Now it I want a treat I buy something in a small portion like a pint of ice cream (last 4 servings) rather than having a half gallon in the freezer calling out my name.

Good luck on you continuing journey!!

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SHASSYSUE2 1/25/2012 8:46PM

    Hey, I gained 8 pounds over Christmas too, so we will just start again, and go from here!! Get the stuff out of your house that you know will trigger bad eating, and just GO FOR IT!!! We can do this!!! HUGS!!

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NIAGCHRIS246 1/25/2012 4:42PM

  I justd read an article on how we should completely eliminate the fast carbs from our diets and not worry about calorie counts, protien, and fat. It said the whole problem is our insulin levels and the only way to get insulin levels down is to ditch the fast carbs. Cravings are supposed to disappear when insulin levels go down.

I know I did really great the first two months, then it all went Ka-Ploeey! I let the fast carbs sneak back in and haven't been able to control anything since then.

Funny thing is the one thing I don't feel guilty about is chocolate and peanut butter! I'm pretty good at keeping the peanut butter to a tablespoon on a sandwich or an apple. And while I can't control candy bars, I can use portion control on a good dark chocolate bar so that I can have a small treat each night.

Anyway, I'm starting again. And again.

PS. Sorry this is all about me, it was supposed to encourage you!

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Good to Remember

Sunday, January 22, 2012

“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.”
― Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life


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SHASSYSUE2 1/22/2012 11:40PM

    I have finally figured that out, this last year. Nobody can do it, but me!! Thank you for the reminder!! HUGS!!

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SEASONS_CHANGE 1/22/2012 4:33PM

    I love this, thanks for posting it. We all have our demons that we have to work through, but in the end, it's our determination and character, and support from those who love and support us who helps us get through it.


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    so true!

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GOOSIEMOON 1/22/2012 7:17AM

    I agree with Ms. Hepburn. Only you can decide and act to change you and your life.

Keep up the good work!

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ROX525 1/22/2012 7:16AM

    Great...Thank you.

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Change & Growth

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
Herbert Otto

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LIZZYP609 1/15/2012 1:20PM

    Love that one!

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SHASSYSUE2 1/14/2012 7:18PM

    Amen Sister!!!! I hope you are having an awesome weekend!!! Be Blessed!!

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