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Day 23 of Daily Reporting

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday

Calories
Eaten 1,399
BMR* 1,548
Exercise 49
Total Burned 1,597
Differential -198
Freggies 1
Water 6

Food and exercise: Not really eating in an orderly fashion...There's not much food in the house and I have been putting off buying it because I'm making a massive grocery shopping trip on Wednesday for the wedding and rehersal dinner. Twenty people on Friday night and forty on Saturday. I want to keep my refrigerators empty for all that food.

Life and all.
The weather in Tennessee has been absolutely beautiful since I came down on Saturday. I've been having a ball buying mums, mums and more mums (as well as four flats of pansies) for decorating the outside for my son's wedding on Saturday. We are supposed to get a cold snap on Wednesday, so it will only be mid-fifties on the day of the wedding. We are still going to do it outside on the deck because it will be bright and sunny. We will have to do the appetizers and meals inside, but it will be really nice (I think). I'll post pictures afterward!

Keep on Sparking on!
Kay

  
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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/19/2011 5:14AM

    Sounds like you are having a great time ... so glad! emoticon

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SLS-NY2IN 10/19/2011 12:41AM

    Take plenty of time to relax and enjoy!

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LOPEYP 10/18/2011 10:06PM

    Be sure to take some photos of the flowers... in addition to the bride and groom!

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FLORIDASUN 10/18/2011 8:31PM

    You sound soooo happy and excited. I'm cheering you on for the big event and we all just CAN'T wait to share the pictures.

I know the food will be delectable and healthy too with you at the helm. Lucky son, lucky new daughter-in-law! emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 10/18/2011 1:43PM

    I'm SO impressed you have time to update your blog. Thanks for sharing the step by step - we almost feel like we are there!

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ZELLAZM 10/18/2011 7:38AM

    OK, somebody has to say it - Mum's the word!
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LYNMEINDERS 10/18/2011 4:50AM

    This wedding is going to be so awesome....
so looking forward to seeing photos.....

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LUCKYDOGFARM 10/17/2011 11:37PM

    it's gonna be beautiful! looking forward to the pics!

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CINDHOLM 10/17/2011 9:12PM

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures..

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TIGGER622 10/17/2011 5:25PM

    Ooooh I can't WAIT to see pictures!!!

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Day 22 of Daily Reporting.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday

Calories
Eaten 675
BMR* 1,548
Exercise 0
Total Burned 1,548
Differential -873

Food and Exercise: Ate almost nothing yesterday while doing my 11 hour drive. I think I was afraid that if I ate, then I would have to be stopping all the time to go to the bathroom. I know it's not good to undereat....it puts me into starvation mode. Not a good thing.

Life and All: I loved the new navigation system on my smartphone. The car I drove down doesn't have those bells and whistles. Speaking of bells and whistles, SP's diet tracker app is great! It has a bar code reader AND I can also enter food by saying out loud what I'm looking for.....and it finds it!!!

Now there is really no excuse not to track.

Same way with entering weight into SP on the phone. No excuses....it's too easy to do!

The weather forecast is sunny and cool for the wedding day! It will be great for a wedding on the deck.

Have a great day Sparkfriends!
Kay

  
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TIGGER622 10/17/2011 2:06PM

    YAY Everything is coming together! And you teach me yet again about a new SP app! You are truly a SP marketeer!!! Have a great week!

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ZELLAZM 10/17/2011 11:41AM

    Happy to hear the weather is looking good. Fall colors for the wedding photos, too?

You're making me want a smart phone LOL...but I'm fine as is with my stupid one ;)

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FLORIDASUN 10/17/2011 9:44AM

    Oh...you must have the new seri system...the hubs is SO wanting that! I think we might spring for a set for Christmas. But...then...I keep thinking maybe we should wait for the new I-phone 5 coming. That's the problem...as soon as you get one model they come out with something else that's even cooler...grhhhh...the great American way...keep em buying! emoticon

Oh... and I just read an article the other day in a magazine (sorry, I'd have to look it up to tell you which one) but it said that the true way to keep your body losing was to keep it guessing by one day eating low, low calories, and the next day ramping them up. I'll do some more reading and let you know. emoticon

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 10/16/2011 7:56PM

    I haven't even tried the speaking the food I'm looking for yet. Have to give that a try.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/16/2011 5:59PM

    Wow, is this the wedding weekend already? Hope it was wonderful and wishing your son and wife a fabulous life together.

How cool is that smartphone! Let's invent a model that cleans the house, how's that?

Big hug.

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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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