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We Interrupt this Habit...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Well, this past Saturday STUNK!

1. I drove 3.5+ hours to Kansas City to watch my favorite baseball team only get 3 hits and lose 2-1.

2. The people I wanted to visit after the game weren't home.

3. The BBQ place I REALLY wanted to eat at was PACKED so I didn't eat there.

4. Went to visit a friend and my cell phone ended up falling out of my purse onto his front lawn. He found it Sunday morning which meant I had to make a 2-hour round-trip drive to go pick it up!

AND, to top it all off, I ended up with a BAD sunburn on my back and shoulders! I had applied sunscreen, but didn't RE-apply it!

Soooo, I've taken a few days off from the gym since the only thing that I can wear comfortably with my clothes is my strapless bra and it doesn't work well at the gym. Hopefully this will quit hurting SOON!

Hard to believe this time next week will be the 2nd of July. My Dad would have turned 70 on the 3rd of July. He was a major pyro when it came to fireworks! emoticon

Must head to bed least I can sleep comfortably. I've had sunburns so bad I couldn't.


emoticon F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God!!)

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DEB62BIE62 6/25/2014 7:51AM

    My son and family live in Blue Springs and he works at one of the stadiums for the ticket company.

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GOLFGMA 6/25/2014 6:44AM

    Hoping your week turns out to be better than your Saturday and the sunburn is gone by now. emoticon

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CAKAROO 6/25/2014 5:30AM


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Forming a Habit!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Well, I overcame my challenge of the Wellness Center being closed. Thankfully the town where I live has a lovely lake. I walked downtown this evening and did several laps around the lake. The mosquitoes are starting to make their presence known again, but really didn't have much interruption.

FitBit Steps = 12,904
Stairs = Just 1 flight
Miles = 5.56

3 of the last 4 days have been over 10,000 steps! Actually, over 11,000 steps! I am starting to form a habit!

Some of my exercise tomorrow won't register correctly on my FitBit since I told a friend of mine I was going to get up and go to Spinning class at 6:00 AM with her. (I must be out of my mind! emoticon )

I hope everyone had a great day celebrating their Fathers. My own father has passed on to his eternal home, but I enjoyed remembering him and also celebrating my Heavenly Father!

Have a Marvelous Monday, all!


emoticon F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God!)

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LORIVIOLA 6/17/2014 8:59AM

    Good for you!

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A Blessing in Disguise?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Well, I've now seen photos all over Facebook of my "man friend" with his girlfriend and it's driving me batty! I'm not going to be immature and unfriend him, but it still hurts every time I see one. If I can just remember the bad times instead of all the good times, maybe it will be easier...

That said, maybe all this is a blessing in disguise...when I was with him, all we did was eat and sit around watching TV. Occasionally we'd go to the Casino and a football game or two, but mostly we were as unhealthy as you could get! Now that he's out of my life (for the most part), I can focus on being healthy.

Today was Day 3 of my "No Way Will I Look THAT Bad THIS Holiday Season" Plan. (I HATED every photo I was in last Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!) Since I started on Thursday (weird, I know), I've done some sort of exercise every day. This morning, I went to Zumba and then did 35 minutes on the treadmill.

FitBit Steps = 14,287
Stairs = 27 flights (thanks to the treadmill setting)
Miles = 6.62

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I didn't hit the 10,000 mark yesterday, stalled out about 6,600.

Tomorrow will be a bit of a challenge as the Wellness Center is closed and I don't have any classes scheduled. Maybe I'll dig out one of my DVDs or even ride my bike for a few miles. Unfortunately, my FitBit doesn't calculate bike riding correctly. Maybe I'll ride down to the lake here in town and walk a few laps around the lake.

Can't wait to put my "finished product" photo on Facebook for Tony to look and think "Ooh, dumb move I made!" emoticon

Have a Super Sunday, all!


emoticon F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God!)

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SLIMMERSUSAN10 6/15/2014 11:37PM

    Awesome reminder, Nellie. Thanks!!

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NELLIEC 6/15/2014 3:46PM

    But in the long run, Tony is in the past. You are doing this to improve yourself, not to make him jealous.

I do think it is a blessing, since you were in a very unhealthy lifestyle. Remember your original lover is God, and He wants you to take care of yourself and improve yourself.

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CAKAROO 6/15/2014 8:43AM


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A Better Day!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today was MUCH better! I didn't have as much sleep as I'd like to have due to the fact that I'm not one who sleeps through storms. Tonight should be much quieter!

I didn't get up and go work out before work, but I did take 25 minutes out of my lunch hour and went and walked on the treadmill. I do need to get some weight lifting in there, so in order to do that I'm going to HAVE to get up before work! I figure if I can focus on the weights in the morning (except on Mondays and Wednesdays when I can take Spinning and Cardio Abs classes) and cardio at lunch, I should be well on my way.

Another plus FitBit says I've walked 11,585 steps and 5.09 miles! Love having the ability to check my progress! I've had my FitBit One for almost a year and LOVE it! I'm going to shoot for between 10,000-12,000 steps a day.

I have set one goal and it should be an easy one...I do NOT want to look like I did in the family photo that was taken on Christmas Eve last year when the family photo is taken THIS year! You may notice a rather large figure in white in the photo...that was me! UGH! NEVER again! emoticon In fact, it's been YEARS since I had a photo taken of myself I actually liked! At least I do have one! :)

Well, must be heading to bed now if I'm going to get up and work out tomorrow!

Good night all! emoticon


emoticon F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God!)

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THINAGIN2 6/13/2014 9:32PM

    Sounds like a really good day to me!

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NELLIEC 6/13/2014 3:35PM

    Sounds like a good plan to get the exercise in!

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Failure...and lots of it!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Looking back over my blogs the last few months, I've noticed one HUGE thing. Everything I've tried to do up to this point, I've failed at.

1. My high school class reunion is now less than a month away. Instead of losing any weight, I've actually gained 5 pounds!

2. My 20-day plan is basically a bust. Haven't done anything I thought I was going to do.

3. And the ultimate failure...things have officially ended with my "man friend". Even though things had been "ending" for a while, it still got me pretty good. Of course, I played nice and wished him luck with his new girlfriend but deep down inside I don't wish him any luck at all! (Is that mean?) I was enjoying just getting to spend time with him, something that won't be happening any more.

So, now I'm in a funk! emoticon Failure should definitely NOT be an option, but in my case, it is far to often! Self-esteem issues have always plagued me and just when I thought I had those all under they come again.

The ironic thing is that I'm great at giving advice and building OTHER people up, I'm just HORRIBLE at doing the same for myself! I did it just today, in fact, with a co-worker who was down on herself. The really sad part is that as I was telling her what she needed to hear, a voice inside my head said, "You should take your own advice" but then another voice said, "This doesn't apply to you." I've gotten so accustomed to the negative voices that even when I WANT to listen to the positive, I'm not able to.

Soooo....where does that leave things now?

1. I'm not going to set any goals. Since I don't meet them anyway, I'm not going to set myself up for failure yet again. I'm going to just focus on getting in better shape for my own health. I have several issues that I'm 99% sure are health-related.

2. I'd like to be in a relationship again, but maybe some "me time" is more beneficial at this point. Especially since the guy I'm interested in at the moment isn't even a remote possibility. Ironically, he's very into fitness! Thus, my current opinion.

3. Work on getting more than 4 or 5 hours of sleep every night. Lack of sleep accounts for a lot of my negativity as well.

Tomorrow's a new day and even though today had a LOT of hurt with it, I'm going to work hard to make sure I don't bring any of today's hurts with me into tomorrow!

Have a great Thursday, all!


emoticon F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God -- something I need to remember especially now!)

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NELLIEC 6/12/2014 4:11PM

    Definitely F.R.O.G. But also definitely aim for more sleep!!!

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STRONGERLEANER 6/11/2014 11:30PM

    Try not to thing of these things as failures. All that you've experienced has shown you different things about the world and given you a chance to re-examine what things in your life you want to change. Sometimes the goal is still the same but the path we take to get to it is different.

I'm sorry about the loss of your relationship. I know that can be tough to handle. Know, though, that now it just opens the door to for someone you'll like even more who will appreciate you even more.

Hoping you're sleeping well tonight and that you have a glorious day tomorrow.


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DCWILLIAMS831 6/11/2014 11:26PM

    Sometimes the best plan or goal is not to set any. Go with the flow. That way you don't beat yourself up about things. F.R.O.G is the way to go and an excellent acronym to motivate!

Relax and remember F.R.O.G.


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