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Day 20 and 21 of Daily Reporting

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday
Calories
Eaten 746
BMR* 1,549
Exercise 0
Total Burned 1,549
Differential -803
Freggies: 6
Water: 4

Friday


Calories
Eaten 1,235
BMR* 1,549
Exercise 61
Total Burned 1,610
Differential -375

Freggies 1
Water 4

Food and exercise: Today, I knew I was going to be real busy, so I got up first thing and did 10 minutes on the TM just to get some exercise in. My food has been sort of on the light side because I've been preoccupied with getting things done in advance of my drive down to Tennessee tomorrow for my son's wedding. Tracking has made me more aware of how I'm missing meals.

Life and all: It's been busy, but for the most part, it's been a good kind of busy. My son's wedding is at my house in Tennessee next Saturday. Mom is moving into assisted living 10 days after that. Now, it appears that she may have a buyer for her house. That's great news in this economy, but it also means my brother and I are going to have to get the WHOLE HOUSE emptied out....pronto! We were kind of thinking it would be on the market for a while and we could empty it out over a period of several months.

I feel like I just did something like that last spring when I helped my boys with The Great Decluttering Project. Actually, emptying out my parent's house will probably be easier than what I did last spring.

It's all good... when we get through these next few weeks, I'm hoping the whirlwind will die down a little. One good thing about the emptying out the house project is that it is such a physical job, that I won't have any problem keeping my calorie burn up.

Tomorrow, I'll be driving 11 hours by myself down to Tennessee. What fun! NOT!!

It will give me plenty of time to chill out!


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Kay

  
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FLORIDASUN 10/30/2011 4:17PM

    Hi Kay...wow...and I thought MY life was busy. I surely come in 2nd to yours! I'm so thrilled that your mother decided to move into assisted living and that you might have a buyer is amazing! Once you dive into the clean out...it will come like second nature since you are an old pro by now. Maybe that project happened to get you started and ready for this one? Amazing how life can throw some angles at you that later come in handy huh?

I don't blame you on the long drive by yourself. There is NOTHING fun about that, but you can use the time to make your mental lists and hopefully you'll have a good book on tape to listen to. I love road trips where you can listen to books!

I'll be with you in spirit rooting you on. Just DON'T forget to eat...you need your nutrition to stay on track energetically!

Hugs!

emoticon Everything will be amazing! Be sure to post some pics! emoticon

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PURPLEALLY 10/15/2011 11:36PM

    Man! Life has been coming at you lately, hasnt it!!!!
You are strong and are handling it but I am looking forward to the time when you get thru this and you are able to have time to relax and breathe. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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ZELLAZM 10/15/2011 6:25PM

    Catching up on Kay - hard to keep track of what state you're in lately! Hope it's a safe trip!

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/15/2011 3:12PM

    Hope you have beautiful weather for the wedding. I'm sure the next week will fly by!

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JERSEYGIRL24 10/14/2011 11:33PM

    Have a good trip!! I still want to talk; maybe after the wedding is best. I think evenings are best for me but I am never sure; that's a good part of the reason why I haven't gotten back to you. I do hope all is well. I can understand how an 11 hour drive by yourself would not be fun, but it will give you some alone time, which may be good. Do you have any tapes/Ipod/music/books you can listen to? I love listening to books on long trips (though it may be too late for this advice at this point).

Talk soon.

Leslie

P.S. My mother is driving me up a wall, even though she is not living here anymore. I can't believe this but in some ways she is turning out to be a bigger problem than my dad.

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Day 19 of daily reporting

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday:

Calories
Eaten 856
BMR* 1,548
Exercise 71
Total Burned 1,619
Differential -763

Freggies 5
Water 4

Life and all: Started out the day by having a very frustrating conversation with my mom...not fun. Fortunately, I didn't eat over it. My husband helped to get things straightened out. Thank goodness for understanding husbands!

I got a new smartphone and had fun yesterday setting up new apps. It's a whole new world out there!

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Kay

  
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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/14/2011 7:07AM

    Try astrid tasks for being organized on your phone emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 10/14/2011 1:31AM

    You are indeed fortunate to have such a supportive hubby. AND you didn't eat over it - emoticon

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JAMBABY0 10/13/2011 8:00PM

    Mom's can be frustrating, but my advise is cherish her for as as long as you have her, because life is short and I would give anything to be frustrated by mine again, I miss her so much, everyday and she will have been gone for 9 years come Halloween. Good luck on your journey!

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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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