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Weekly Ramblings :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just ramblings :)

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APATRICIAO521 8/24/2010 10:02AM


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    What do you use for your protein shake??? Interested!!!!

Sorry you had a falling out.. I have some changes going on now too... and its gonna get lonely... Hang in there... when it rains, just know you'll grow.

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ALEXAALEXA 8/23/2010 7:10AM


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VICIOUS421 8/22/2010 8:01PM

    Good Luck with the cleanse!!!!!! You are doing great!!!! Hope things work out how you want with the boy friend issue & think you made the right choice on the friend thing!!!!

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Day 166: The Weekend!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

188 days smoke-free!! 3,745 cigarettes that I didn't smoke (or 312+ hours spent smoking saved!), $1,122 saved...and 28 days, 14 hours has been added onto my life!!! WOW...can't believe that information!!! haha.

Tomorrow I begin my detox and decided I won't be drinking for the next 20 days. I want to come up with things I can do with the time I won't be out with friends. haha. I'll be so much more productive. My detox will last 3-5 days :) I'm going to aim for 5 to get the maximum benefit out of it..but we'll see what happens!!

I'll write more tomorrow..I think I may do a video blog!

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KATSPARK06 8/22/2010 11:52AM

    congrats on the no drinking! you are definitely going to feel the results. i've been semi-forced into giving up drinking due to stomach issues - and it def helps weight loss and overall feeling of well-being! come to me if you need support. i know how hard it can be. emoticon

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 8/22/2010 8:37AM

  best of luck on the detox. and, congrats again on quitting smoking.

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LOVE_KRISTIN 8/22/2010 7:44AM

  That's amazing how you figure out the cigarette thing... look how much money you are saving and no more smokey lungs!! Good luck on the detox =)

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JDBENNING 8/22/2010 7:30AM

    Good luck with the detox! It will definietly help you to know what the people you are working with are going through. What does it involve? Have a great week!

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HEATH2 8/21/2010 11:15PM

    So Im curious, what does this detox consist of exactly?

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LIBBYFITZ 8/21/2010 10:46PM


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FLUFFY613 8/21/2010 8:45PM

    I have been cigarette free for almost 10 months! It feels amazing!! And I smell a lot better too! Haha!

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STRIVINGSOUL 8/21/2010 6:59PM

    Once again, WELL DONE on the smoking, or rather the lack of smoking emoticon!
I hope your detox goes well!! I'll be cheering you on emoticon

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Day 164: A Plan

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This is going to be short and sweet....this is what I want to try to do daily:

*Work out before work (at least the 30 Day Shred)
*Drink all my water
*Try to get my cardio in

I have felt especially happy and fulfilled lately! I am going to detox beginning on Sunday..I'll prepare for it by eliminating dairy and meat, etc. on Sunday and Monday and then will be detoxing Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All of my patients have to do it so I figured I should do it as well so I can relate to them better.

I'll keep you guys posted!!

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GONABFIT 8/21/2010 10:42AM

    way to go!

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TKAYSMILES 8/20/2010 12:55PM

    Good luck!! You are doing awesome! sorry didn't mean to post 2 times!!

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TKAYSMILES 8/20/2010 12:54PM

    Good luck with that! You are doing awesome!!

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JDBENNING 8/20/2010 9:40AM

    Good luck!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/20/2010 8:43AM

    Just remeber that you have you're own unique body. Detox if you need to but make sure you get all you're nutrients in. emoticon

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ROXY4470 8/20/2010 6:48AM

    Good luck!!! and great goals to have!

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KEAMOM1510 8/20/2010 6:36AM

    WoW! Good luck on the detox. It sounds challenging! Keep up the great work!

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HEATH2 8/19/2010 11:23PM

    Sounds like a good plan and doable! emoticon
Have a great weekend!

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Day 163: I Can Do What I Want (and so can you!!!!)!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

So, I reread over my blog I wrote yesterday and realized I was just complaining! The truth is, I was just overwhelmed because I didn't organize properly last weekend to prepare for this week. The truth is that I can do what I WANT if I put my mind to it. I can spend less time relaxing and more time getting things done. To make sure I get my time to relax, I am just going to lay in bed a little bit earlier than I normally would. I CAN have time to do everything I normally did, I just have to WANT to do it and manage my time better. I am getting excited to be more productive than I have been during my free time since I will have less of it. I spent more time than necessary on the computer while watching TV. I'll just have to limit my time on the computer.

I am going to try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night (but aim for 8). Lately I have been sleeping a bit more than that because I have been trying to kick these allergies that have been just miserable. I think by tomorrow they will be almost done! Woohoo!

Also, I am going to try to still blog everyday because it keeps me accountable. For my weigh-in today I was down 1.6 pounds from last week. As I said in my status update, I was surprised because I wasn't all that great with food and was unable to exercise. I guess "not being great" with food now is what used to be doing really well though. I still need to make sure I'm tracking, there's no excuse not to since I have my phone. That helps me stay accountable too.

I also woke up and did the 30DS today..even though it is just a half hour, I burned over 300 calories since I am sick and it is harder for me to breathe (so my heart rate was higher than normal). My goal is to continue doing the 30 Day Shred before work on most days. After work, I went to planet fitness and got a little over 20 more minutes on the cross trainer, which was 305 more calories. I consumed 1400 calories today, so I think 600 calories burned is pretty good. I haddddd to get some cardio in, it makes me feel SOOOO good, I love it :)...I really missed working out this past that's a good sign. I CAN still continue to work out if I WANT to...I just have to manage my time better. I need to be getting to bed early enough to work out before I go to work.

Welp, that's all I'm going to write for today...I think tomorrow I am going to make more of a detailed plan out :) Love you guys!!!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/19/2010 11:15AM

    emoticonI just spend more time here talking to you guys and hardly watch any TV now and don't miss it as most of the stuff I love are repeats! emoticon emoticon emoticonon the continued weight loss. I have plateaued again but need to drink more. Water that is. emoticon

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SPARKYJEANIE1 8/19/2010 10:24AM

    Hey babydoll!

I'm happy to hear that even though you've been feeling crummy, you're continuing to make your health a priority! And as far as being able to prioritize everything and limiting your time on the computer, I totally feel ya there. I feel like even though I haven't been "on" here as much, the time that I am takes me away from getting out there and getting active. Although this place and you wonderful ppl here keep me on track, it makes a hugo diff getting out of the office and active!! =)


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MAGIC10FINGERS 8/19/2010 9:34AM

    give yourself a break, dear! With the new job & your allergies, U are going to have be less organized. It's just a way of life. Allow yourself the extra rest time, to do nothing. U can get more organized once U are feeling better.

U are doing great, & are still a wonderful inspiration to many.

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APATRICIAO521 8/19/2010 7:41AM

    You can soooo do it!!!!! 600 calories burned is fabulous, I only burn half of that on a typical day! :(

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MOMTO3BOYZ2000 8/19/2010 6:45AM

    After six months I'm still working on the time management thing. Some days are better than others. Working full time, being a full time mom and a husband that works the opposite schedule that me, always keeps me on my toes. So, I'm re-arranging my time once again in order to better manage my time...have time for me and still meet the needs of my family.

You did a great job with you exercise/calorie burn!

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CAG931 8/19/2010 12:51AM

    Awesome plan and attitude you can do it!

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/19/2010 12:14AM

    I miss my workouts too when I don't feel well or am traveling to and from both houses. Good for you staying on track, I hope those allergies clear up soon. I have faith in you so keep up the hard work. Your doing awesome. Sandy emoticon

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Day 162: 6 Months Smoke-Free!!! & Some Updates

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hey my Sparkies!!! I feel so out of the loop, I have seriously have had no time to Spark since I started working. It's a lot different than working for my dad/I'm obviously working a lot more. Today I got up at 7:30 and left for work at 9 for the commute...worked 10 to 8:15 and then had to drive home and wasn't back until 9. Doesn't leave too much time to get other things done during the day if I want to get a decent amount of sleep. Unfortunately because of this, my Spark time has been limited!

I have so much to do outside of work that I should have done last weekend (laundry, organizing, etc.) but I have just been exhausted. I (unfortunately) haven't formally worked out in a week. That doesn't just have to do with the job though, it's that time of the month for me. I got my period last Friday and every so often I get a "bad" period. Usually they aren't too bad, but I would say one in three end up making me tired and super lazy the first 1-3 days of it. Well just as those lazy days were getting over, my seasonal allergies struck!! Gahhh...I hate them. Seasonal allergies for me means I can't breathe out of my nose, I'm a mucus-y mess, and I can only breathe out of my mouth at half the capacity I normally can. haha, makes life pretty miserable and heavily working out is pretty much out of the question. So I haven't formally worked out since last Tuesday. Wahhh...I feel empty. I was going to work out when I got home today but I thought catching up on here and my laundry was a bit more important. I miss you guys! I have been trying to get extra sleep since my allergies started so they are finished with sooner (rather than later). The difference between last night and today is huge..much less miserable! haha. So hopefully the difference between today and tomorrow will be the same.

On the 15th was 6 months completely smoke-free!! woohoo for me!! Big milestone--so glad I gave smoking up and if you are considering it...DO IT!!! I don't even think about cigs anymore and I feel SO much better/have saved SO much money. You can do it, trust me!!!

I'm going to have to come up with a new plan as far as what I am going to be doing everyday. Obviously if I'm working a lot, I'm not going to have the 1-2 hours a day I had before to workout. I think I may just start over on the Shred since that's only 30 minutes. I think the fact that working where I am will aid me in making healthier food choices and I won't be around here to be tempted to eat the junk that my dad keeps in the house..hopefully that will at least somewhat compensate for the lesser amount of exercise I will be getting.

Today I weighed in at 154.2, which is .2 less than last week's Wednesday weigh in and I had a pretty good day today food wise. We'll see what it says tomorrow, but I probably will not have lost much this week. I'll take whatever I lose though because I wasn't all that great with food or exercise. I'm definitely not keeping my goals I have set for this month because I need to allow myself to get used to the new schedule, and I'll take maintaining over gaining during that time for sure.

I will probably have to re-evaluate my weekends too...I probably won't be able to go out both nights because I will have to get things done around the house that I don't have time to do around the week anymore. This isn't necessarily a bad thing...I'll probably go out Fridays and take Saturdays off so Sundays can be super productive. Who knows though, my schedule may be a lot less intense after the other girl gets hired. I don't know my schedule until the night before I can't really have weekly set things I will do for sure.

Hope everyone is doing well!!

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CONTRYGRL4LIFE 8/19/2010 6:08PM

    YAY for being smoke free ... You are soo much better for it :))

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CHILLLI 8/18/2010 11:22PM

    Randomly came across your blog/page. Congratulations on 6 months smoke free, I am 5 months this month! It is amazing the difference you have and I sometimes forget I ever smoked.

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COLE060783 8/18/2010 11:11PM

    Omg girl I know how u feel about having no time to workout. My husband works 630-330 mon-fri. Our gym opens at 515 but I would have to leave by 6 am in order to get back home in time for him to leave. We have two kids that obviously cant be left alone even tho they are sleeping at that ungodly early hour. LOL. This would also mean I would have to be getting up at 445 to get ready to work out. : 0 Then when he gets home I have to cook the kids dinner do baths and bedtime and then its 8 oclock at night. I swear by that time Im DONE. lol. We have been alternating nights during the week right after dinner one of us goes to the gym for 45min-hr while the other one stays with the girls does bathtime and all that. Hey its better than nothing but still is annoying. I stay at home with the kids all day but they are way to young for me to workout at home I would be interrupted in 5 secs. lol. You will do fine take advantage of your days off/weekends or whatever thats what I do as well. I always make sure I workout for at least an hr on sat and sunday.. congrats on ur new job.

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MELMODESTE 8/18/2010 7:45PM

    Great job on maintaining your weight loss even with your added responsibility. Maybe you can get in some 10 minute workouts, when you wake up, at lunch/break, before you go to sleep. These really add up and are better than not moving at all. I try to get them in whenever I can.
Keep up the great work!!!

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SPARKLE_SHINE66 8/18/2010 5:56PM

    Congrats on your job and being smoke-free! I know your routine is out of sorts now, but a new routine will fall into place and you'll find your time to exercise regularly again!

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LA_EATS 8/18/2010 4:13PM

    I get those horrible periods too. My last one was like that. It was all I could do to get in 3 days of excercise that week.

Congrats on 6 months smoke free. I have quit (several times, although this last one finally stuck!) and it is a hard hard habbit to break.

And congrats on the new job.

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THEEXERCISER 8/18/2010 1:48PM

    emoticonon the 6 months smoke free and the new job.

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LMWST36 8/18/2010 10:42AM

    congrats on the smoke free! Being a former smoker I know how amazing it feels to NOT have a cigarette. Great job!

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HEALTHYMOMMY2B 8/18/2010 10:16AM

    Congrats on the 6 months smoke free. I watched my parents go through it and what a struggle it was for my mother, but they have been smokefree over 20 years and have never looked back. You can do it!!

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HEALTHYMOMMY2B 8/18/2010 10:16AM

    Congrats on the 6 months smoke free. I watched my parents go through it and what a struggle it was for my mother, but they have been smokefree over 20 years and have never looked back. You can do it!!

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MAGIC10FINGERS 8/18/2010 10:08AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

That is so awesome about your 6 mo of being cig free! Good for U!
Glad the job is going well.
Sorry to hear the allergies are getting to U.
Very cool U made time to come here. That means U are staying grounded.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/18/2010 9:25AM

    Thank you for taking the time to come come and visit us. There is nothing wrong with having to re/ evaluate you're plan. Maybe have a weekly plan or short 10 minute streak. some of the video's on Sparkpeople are cool for quick workouts! There is a 6 min butt workout! and it is brilliant! Have a great week, what's left of it!

emoticonon the 6month smoke free! emoticon emoticon

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LADYHAWKES 8/18/2010 9:03AM

    Great job on the smoking, my hubby has smoked his whole life and is trying to quit for the new meds out made him super depressed so we trying the ecig hypnosis route here soon. He's extremely COPD and let me tell you making the choice you did at your age was the SMARTEST decision you ever made. The weight will come off and your schedule will smooth out and you'll get those work outs in, after all if you can quit smoking YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 8/18/2010 8:44AM

  Congrats on the 6 months smoke free.. that's awesome!!

Thanks for the updates... :)

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LOOZINITNOW 8/18/2010 8:19AM

    I'm proud of you for staying smoke free! I hope that your schedule gets into a normal rhythm for you soon! emoticon

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APATRICIAO521 8/18/2010 8:02AM

    Glad the job is going so well... but we do miss you!!!

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CAG931 8/18/2010 3:11AM

    It is hard adjusting to a new job I just was in that boat and in less than a month I will be doing it again. Things in our lives might have to change but we are making ourselves better people with advancements in the career world and you get to help out alot of people. Congrads on the 6 months smoke free.

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HEATH2 8/18/2010 12:40AM

    Great job on smoke free... I quit last August, had a slight set back in April but only for ONE night... but it is amazing how great it feels and how disgusting you find it to be after not doing it for a while! emoticon So great job and keep it up!! :]

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/18/2010 12:25AM

    emoticonon staying smoke free. It is a big step and one that will improve your life. Take it from a X smoker your doing fantastic. Work schedule sound long and hard, but will to get easier with time. Your doing great and changing your life around a work schedule is a task in itself. Hang in there we will be here for you when you get time to check in. Sandy

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TIGGERRD 8/17/2010 11:13PM

    Congratulations on six months of being tobacco-free! Really awesome!

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KROWNEDBEAUTY 8/17/2010 11:05PM

    Aw girlie you always have to make time for adjustment. It'll all pan out soon you'll see! And congrats again on the new job! Jealous over here!

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TONYA_DIMPLES 8/17/2010 10:59PM

    You'll get back into the full swing of things. emoticon

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TRIGFROST 8/17/2010 10:55PM

    You do what you gotta do... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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