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Thursday, January 06, 2011


That's the ride my emotions like to be on.

Highs and lows.

Smiles and fears.

Thrills and frights.

For the past three months my "exercise" has been sporadic, if any.

I have been having hellatious rants. And not so many highs.

I have worked out 3 out of 3 days now.

I already feel a shift.

I know it is necessary and good for me to get regular cardio.

And, quite frankly, it is good for those who have to live with me/around me.

Yet, I tend to give it up so easily.
-it's too hot
-I'm too tired
-I deserve a break
-it's been a really rough day
-it's too cold
-I'm too sore
-my feet hurt
-I just want to relax
-On and On and On and On!!!!


30 minutes is not too much to ask. And it's not too much to do.

15 min AM 15 min PM--Voila!



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MIRV22 1/6/2011 12:24PM

    I'm just going to start copying and pasting your blog entries into mine. That is me to a tee! I can gain some serious inspiration from you. Thanks!

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TOOTHFUL99 1/6/2011 8:43AM

    I can relate. My main exercise is bicycling. I ride 100-150 miles per week in the warmer weather. Well, December came, the temperature dropped and the riding stopped for a few weeks. I felt terrible. I even had a talk with my husband about how I didn't know what was wrong with me.

Then, the temperature rose and I was able to get back on my bike. The cloud lifted. It's amazing! I think it's an endorphine addiction and I was going through withdrawal. lol

Now, I have hooked my old bike up to a trainer in the garage so I have no excuses in bad weather.

I guess we have both found the key to happiness!


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GOROSIEO 1/6/2011 8:38AM

    Now I've read your blog (after reading your update) and I know. Amazing what exercise can do.

I'm trying to work on NOT exercise, but doing activities that I actually like so it's not that dreaded exercise that I have to make excuses about. So far I have only gotten to walking outside. Progress slow. emoticon

Keep up your cardio. Pretty soon it will be a habit. emoticon

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DEBBIEKAY1 1/6/2011 8:31AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYOU HAVE INSPIRED ME emoticon

emoticon emoticonDebbie

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Confessions of a food addict

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I love cheese!

There, I got that out of the way.

I could add cheese to everything! (just about) Except the visibly moldy, super stinky kind. (Power to you if you like that stuff emoticon

I also love fried stuff!

And I do mean stuff. Like mushrooms, fish, chicken, potatoes, green beans (bad TGIFriday's for that!), cheese. Yeah, that last one--super good!

Oh, then there is sauces. Love 'em!

You know the fatty, ranch-y, creamy love you dip that fried stuff into? Yeah, I love it!

If something was healthy--I'll make make not so by dipping.

Yep, that me!




Okay, after over two years on this site, losing, gaining, losing- a few things have stuck. There is hope!

I am a water addict as well!

If I deviate it is because I am throwing all caution and get skinny knowledge to the wind and I am sitting at a Frisch's Big Boy and I MUST have a fountain CHERRY COKE-fully leaded! (give me my morning coffee, please)

I have learned to enjoy creamy yogurt (plain, fat free) with seasonings added to fulfill my need for dipping. (or hummus, or salsa)

I also super enjoy eating seasonally. There is nothing better than a summer strawberry, and spring sprig of asparagus, or a fall honey crisp apple.

Oh yeah--food addiction isn't all bad.

Mrs. Dash, lemon and lime juice, pepper, plain yogurt, and dermination are what get me through.

What gets you through??? Any other great dipping ideas?

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KGEBERT 1/9/2011 10:16PM

    food addict all the way! thanks for the great ideas!

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SHERLYN-WILL 1/9/2011 9:00PM

    I am a food addict too! I can relate to your blog!

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DRRAZZ 1/5/2011 3:16PM

    Apples dipped in honey flavored Greek yogurt.

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Goals, Plans, Lists OH MY!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

140 is my weight goal.

15 push-ups is a physical goal.

My plan?

WALK 30 minutes everyday (at least 5 days per week)

Circuit my strength exercises for 30 minutes 3 days per week (M W F)

Eat within my calorie range EVERYDAY (no more weekends off)

Drink 8-8oz glasses of water EVERYDAY


I am going to create a "basic" weekly menu based on foods I regularly enjoy and use it religiously when making my meals. Weekends will be tricky, but I've done it before-I can do it again!

Emotional stuff:

I am not going to complain. I am not going to beat myself up.

I am going to focus on doing good one choice at a time. And I am going to create a list of rewards for making small goals.

I am starting fresh. I feel good.

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-FEMALE- 1/2/2011 1:03PM

    What a terrific plan!! You can do it!!!

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IRIE_KEY 1/2/2011 10:46AM

    Sounds like a great plan! Wishing you success with this fresh start.
Eileen emoticon

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What I love about Christmas

Monday, December 06, 2010

1. Digging through the "history" behind all my decorations. I get so nostalgic. My favorite thing this year is the kindergarten ornament that I made and that my daughter made (many years apart); both angels, both with our school pic as the face.

2. Turning on the lights for the first time. And then doing again and again every night until Christmas (and then until I can keep getting away with it).

3. Lighting pine or cookie scented candles.

4. Getting Christmas cards. I love to "go get the mail" this time of year.

5. Snowfall.

6. Drinking coffee or tea or hot cocoa from a Christmas mug.

7. Going to Christmas service with family and/or friends.

8. Reading Christmas stories.

9. Watching Christmas movies.

10. Gathering with family and friends.

***What do YOU love about this time of year???***

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GOROSIEO 1/6/2011 8:45AM

    This was nice. I just read this. It made me realize that I too like many of those things too, but kind of take them for granted. I often get caught up in the process of doing something and not the emotions that go with it. Like get the lights on the tree, plug them in, get the ornaments on the tree....job done. I have to work more on the reflecting part as you do.

This Christmas was a little different and no one really came to my house. It's usually filled with my daughters and their bf/spouses. One daughter went to France, one went to NJ and came home Christmas day. I went to my other daughter's house where 2 grandchildren were. Of course, that was the best.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

I have a doctor's appt tomorrow. It is for a work physical, but I do not want to go. I've gained weight. I've not lived up to the hopes I had when returning to my doc. I wanted to show him a whole new me. I wanted him to say-"hey great job! Now we can take you off the blood pressure meds." Now I have to muster the courage to walk in and say "I messed up. I have a plan. You will see change for the better the next time you see me."

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WANDAC2013 11/28/2010 8:43PM

    emoticonKeep your chin know what you need to, DO IT!!!

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