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Day 18 of Daily Reporting

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday
Calories
Eaten 1,139
BMR* 1,548
Exercise 111
Total Burned 1,659
Differential -520

Freggies: 6
Water: 4

Weight Loss: I'm seeing the weight come off as I get back to tracking. I was looking at my weight tracker this morning. In April, when I went down to Tennessee to care for my dad, I was at my goal weight of 130. When he died in mid September, I was at 146....16 pounds heavier. This morning, I'm at 141.6...so I've lost 4.5 pounds already from my peak.

The rest of it will come off...been there, done that before. I know what I need to do.

Life and all: My mom called last night all in a tizzy because she got word from the assisted living place she likes so much that she can move in on Nov. 1. That's 10 days after my son's wedding that I'm hosting at my house in Tennessee. It's great news, but it also means we will probably be living in controlled chaos between now an Nov. 1.


I'm hoping that once she gets moved and settled in, she will enjoy her new circle of friends and be less dependent on my brother and myself.

That would be awesome for everyone concerned.

Have a great day, Sparkfriends!

  
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KELLEEH 10/13/2011 7:40PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!

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TIGGER622 10/13/2011 7:20AM

    Wow over 4 pounds already!!! I am so proud of you!!! It seems like you are a person who handles stress well, you will do just fine through these two big life events, hang in there! You are such an inspiration!

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/12/2011 8:17PM

    Enjoy the chaos (says the person who is a control freak emoticon)

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/12/2011 9:21AM

    That's great news. I know how hectic things will be for awhile, but then it'll all calm down. Take care.

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Day 17 of Daily Reporting

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday

Calories
Eaten 1,310
BMR* 1,560
Exercise 37
Total Burned 1,597
Differential -287

Freggies: 3
Water: 5

Life and All: Not much to report....loving the fall weather!

  
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SLIMMERJESSE 10/11/2011 9:15AM

    Have a wonderful day!

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LOPEYP 10/11/2011 8:11AM

    Good job on the daily reporting. It'll keep you on track. emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 10/11/2011 12:15AM

    Great job with the daily reporting! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather :-)

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SUSIEWHITE1109 10/10/2011 10:58PM

    emoticon Great job with the daily reporting!! Keep up the good work.

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FANORONHA_14 10/10/2011 10:50PM

    You are emoticonYou are emoticon
Never Give Up!
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Life is Good!
Good health is the Greatest Wealth!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13
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Day 15 and 16 of Daily Reporting

Sunday, October 09, 2011

I didn't blog yesterday morning, so here's my report for the last two days.

Friday
Calories
Eaten 1,232
BMR* 1,560
Exercise 147
Total Burned 1,707
Differential -475
Freggies 5
Water 4

Saturday
Calories
Eaten 1,404
BMR* 1,560
Exercise 0
Total Burned 1,560
Differential -156
Freggies 2
Water 4

Food and Exercise: Daily reporting is helping me come back in line and show a negative calorie differential more consistently. It's also making me more aware of my need to get back to more consistent exercise, freggie eating and water consumption. I believe it will come back with time and consistent reporting.

Life and all: I ordered a new Android smart phone on Friday night and I'm excited about getting it. I hope it will help with tracking and all sorts of other good things. Friday night, my husband came home and said that his car was "shot". It's 20 years old and I totally agree, so we spent Saturday car shopping. Didn't buy anything because we both want to get a hybrid and there aren't many of them out there. We may have to wait a few months until more become available. I like the Prius, but my husband doesn't. I'd still like to test drive one.

The car stores are closed on Sunday in the Chicago area...so no shopping today no matter what. The weather is great so we will probably go for a nice walk .... much cheaper than car shopping!

Have a great day Sparkfriends!
Hugs,
Kay

  
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TIGGER622 10/10/2011 10:36AM

    You are doing SOOOO well! Proud of you!

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/10/2011 7:42AM

    The smart phone will help - with the app - you can record your food right away. Even your " food groupings" are available. I'm pretty sure that I'd rather clean bathrooms than car shop emoticon... but hope you can find something.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/9/2011 2:14PM

    I'm not in the market for a new car, but the Leaf has certainly gotten my attention. I also have a friend who recently bought a Ford Fusion and really likes it.

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ZELLAZM 10/9/2011 1:38PM

    Oh boy, new gadgets!

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SAMSPARK1 10/9/2011 12:11PM

    You are doing great with your reporting!! Hope you enjoy your smart phone! I have an IPhone and love it!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/9/2011 11:58AM

    You've got a good streak going. Fun times with new phone and upcoming new car. Have a wonderful day.

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Day 14 of Daily Reporting:

Friday, October 07, 2011

I tracked all my food yesterday:

Calories
Eaten 1,598
BMR* 1,558
Exercise 122
Total Burned 1,680
Differential -82
Freggies 4
Water 4

Food and exercise: I got a TM workout in and went to PT. I'm getting a lot of benefit from my PT exercises for my frozen shoulder. It's really helping. Yesterday, I set out my exercise clothes in the bathroom to do my TM workout first thing this morning. It worked!!! TM workout for today is already done! What a good feeling.

Life and All: Today, I'm altering the suits my two sons are wearing at the wedding. My younger son is going to be best man for his older brother. I think that's nice.

Have a great day SparkFriends!
Hugs,
Kay

  
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LYNMEINDERS 10/8/2011 4:07AM

    You are doing so well....keep up the awesome job

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FLORIDASUN 10/7/2011 6:54PM

    Soooo fantastic that you can alter clothes. My mother was a professional seamstress amongst her many other talents so I took up sewing at a very YOUNG age. I almost swore off sewing period when I was appointed a Career Apparel Supervisor at the bank that I worked myself up to Asst. Employment Manager. I HATE, HATE, HATE alterations...so much so that I didn't sew a stitch for years! I've finally gotten back into it but those alteration days still give me nightmares! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 10/7/2011 3:19PM

    Another great tip, Kay - I used to do the morning thing and need to get back to it now that it's getting dark earlier. I like getting in my exercise before I know what happened.

And I tried the recipe converter thing - VERY handy. Thanks - and, yes, it's really nice that your son is going to be best man for his brother!

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/7/2011 2:24PM

    emoticon so glad you got your walk in ... keep it up! how many days til the wedding?

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CANOGAPARKGAL 10/7/2011 11:44AM

    I'm a big believer in PT. So glad it's working for you. BTW - what is a TM workout?

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TIGGER622 10/7/2011 10:34AM

    Your boys are sweet!!! Keep up the good work!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/7/2011 10:30AM

    Way to go! Have a fun day.

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Day 13 of Daily Reporting

Thursday, October 06, 2011

I tracked all my food yesterday:

Calories
Eaten 1,768
BMR* 1,558
Exercise 0
Total Burned 1,558
Differential +210

Freggies: 5
Water: 6

Food and exercise: too much food...not enough exercise....will work on this today! We have been having wonderful fall weather here. I have no excuse for not exercising.

Life and all: My mom went back out to the assisted living place I showed her over the weekend and had her name officially put on the list to move in. She is actually excited about moving there. I'm so glad that she is. I think it will be a wonderful move for her. This place seems particularly nice.

Over the last week, I've spent a lot of time clothes shopping. I had gained weight over the summer and my regular jeans don't fit. I decided to get some pants that fit until I lose my summer weight gain. The first thing that I noticed is that vanity sizing is making clothes even bigger than they were two years ago when I bought my regular jeans. Although my old jeans don't fit, the new ones I bought...at the same store as my old jeans are a size SMALLER! I have to say that I'm never impressed when I read someone say that they can fit into a size 6....I think that's really about a size 12 from 20 years ago! Just saying!

Oh well....off my soap box.

Have a great day Sparkfriends! I WILL get out and enjoy the fabulous weather today....in my new jeans ;-)

Hugs,
Kay

  
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FLORIDASUN 10/7/2011 6:51PM

    Isn't THAT the truth..anything to sell a pair of jeans! emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/6/2011 5:53PM

    You are so right about today's 6 being a size 12 twenty years ago. Until recently, I made all of my clothes. My pattern size was (and still is) a 12 with some adjustments at the hip. But off the rack, I'm a 6. Or sometimes even a 4. I'm 5'7" and I'm not that thin. I've always wondered what someone 5'4" does -- a negative size?

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LYNMEINDERS 10/6/2011 4:41PM

    Go you with your new jeans.....feel great in them.....

Glad to hear that your mum is excited about moving...That is awesome for her....I am sure she will love it when she gets there

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/6/2011 9:40AM

    Clothing sizes vary so much, it drives me crazy. I agree with the way things are sized now as compared with 20 years ago. I was just thinking about it the other day. I'm a size 12 now, but my 12's in the past were so much smaller! Have a great day.

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SUNNY332 10/6/2011 9:00AM

    I am off soon for a long walk in the woods with hubby. It is going to be a beautiful day here and certainly want to enjoy it.

Take care and have a good day.

Sunny

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BBAHONORS 10/6/2011 8:19AM

    I have to agree with you on the vanity sizing thing. It makes it so difficult to know what size we really are because there really aren't any standard sizes for women. Very frustrating for me!

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/6/2011 7:14AM

    As I was watching a weight loss infomercial while riding my bike at the gym today - I noticed that one of the men said he'd gone from a size 50 pants - down to a 38. I couldn't help but think that we women would never allow sizing that was based on our actually inches!!

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WENDYSPARKS 10/6/2011 6:43AM

    Enjoy!!!!

Wendy :) emoticon

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