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September 6, 2014

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Well I didn't pay close attention to what I ate this past week and my scale was up .6 of a pound this morning. I'm really going to have to pay attention and write every bite down that goes into my mouth.

I have conquered the water consumption problem for now. I got a 64 ounce water bottle that gets filled up at breakfast time. It has to be empty by dinner time. Then I will know for sure I have had all my water for the day. Any water after that is a bonus.

My next goal to establish and form a habit of is exercise. I know I have to exercise in order to lose weight. I am determined to be down to 200 by the end of this year. I have just over three months to accomplish my goal. Since i am basically a morning person I think I need to get my exercise done in the morning. That being said...since it is almost bed time...I WILL GET UP IN THE MORNING TO EXERCISE!! I may have to start sleeping in my workout clothes to get this done but I guess if that is what it takes.....

I have on my spark page as one of my goals to exercise every day but Sunday as that will be my rest day. I guess exercise should also be one of my daily goals.

I have 5 weeks before I'm going on vacation for the weekend so I'm setting a mini goal of 5% or 12 pounds by October 11. With the Whole30 eating plan and exercise I should be able to do this. Now I'm going to my spark page and put exercise as one of my daily goals.

Good night SP


September 1, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014

And so I begin again. Another thirty days of whole foods. The only differemce this time is I'm adding back my coffee with creamer. I have found a creamer that is all natural ingredients, no added preservatives or flavoring that isn't natural. Since I can't drink my coffee without creamer...that will be the ome thing I add to my whole30 program for tje next 30 days.

I'm looking forward to some more changes as well as I'm adding a daily exercise. This mornimg I woke at 3:30! Didn't have to be up that early but couldn't fall back asleep so I got up after trying to sleep again. Got dressed and spent 20 minutes on my front porch exercising. ..walking in place. I'm planning and putting it into my calendar for every day this month except Sundays, which will be my rest days. emoticon

In two weeks I should be able to move unless there is a delay in the house repairs. On this past Saturday, the four bedrooms, hallway, and living room got painted. They look really nice and clean. Tomorrow the house will be tented for termites. On Friday, if the tent comes down in the morning, the floor guy will start sanding the floors. He has to sand, fill, sand again,(stain, if we want),and apply the sealer. The first sanding and fill can be done on the same day. That will take us to approximately Thursday, the 11th. Giving the floors another day to totally dry means we can move in on the weekend of the 13, 14 of September. I am also ready to move. The next two weeks will be spent going thru all I have here and sorting and packing to move or storage my things. emoticon emoticon
Can you tell I'm excited ??!!!

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GRAMSROC 9/5/2014 2:52PM

  Looks like you have a good plan

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ISAYWHIPIT 9/1/2014 11:52AM

    Congrats on the move!

Whole food eating is awesome!! Good Luck! emoticon

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August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Today ends my Whole30 program. As of this morning I have lost 9 pounds during this thirty days. This has been accomplished just by eating all natural, unprocessed foods. I wasn't sure about this when I started if it would do as planned, but it has. I'm going to try it again for another thirty days but this time I'm going to measure and weigh all my foods as well as exercise at least 10 minutes a day every day. I want to see if I can lose more than nine pounds. Eating natural has been a great feeling for me.

I will weigh again tomorrow morning to see if I have lost any more as I did a lot of painting and cleaning today. I'm helping a friend of mine get her house ready to move back into since she has been in the hospital and a nursing home for the past two months . She is ready to sleep in her own bed again. Her son has asked me to move in with her just to be there in case something were to happen to her. She is going to be 89 this year. Looks like we only have about two more weeks of upgrades, repairs to get through before we can move. I'm sure she is getting anxious to be back home.

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KIM22211 8/30/2014 11:35PM

    that is amazing! great job. Congrats on all your heard work!!!

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July 26, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

More and more I'm thinking I will just do the care giving for my friend and let my daughter and her husband fend for themselves. they really don't know how much I do around here because they don't see me doing it.

This morning I went upstairs to make my breakfast and found the sink full of dirty dishes...and the dishwasher full of clean ones! All the pots and pans were dirty though! I put the clean dishes away and started filling the dishwasher again. By the time the kitchen was cleaned up the dishwasher was full and I still didn't have any breakfast. Ended up with a cup of coffee and toast with almond butter for breakfast. Not what I wanted but by then I was starving.

While I was loading the dishwasher, my son-in-law walked in and blandly stated "We would have done that" My thought was, "well why didn't you before you left this morning then!' What I actually said was I'm hungry now and all the pans are dirty. Of course I didn't clean the baby's high chair since I mentioned to him last night be sure to clean it...guess she ate in a dirty chair this morning because it still had rice in it.

My daughter asked me to run the vacuum on Friday and then proceeded to fall asleep on the couch so I also sat down. If she wants me to do something like that, she needs to help me do it not sleep while I work. Life doesn't work that way.

I really feel sorry for my grand kids. When I take this job, they will not be living like they do now. Grandma sees to it that they have clean clothes for school and play; their rooms are picked up; they have a good breakfast before they leave for school or camp.

sorry for the rant! Just had to get it off my chest and this is one place they don't go so I feel safe in putting things here.

On a more positive note, I'm down another pound to 239 this morning! I'm not sure if I will make my goal of 200 by the end of the year but I'm sure going to try. I'm looking forward to the Whole30 plan I'm starting in 5 days. I just hope I can stick with it for the entire 30 days. I would like to see how I feel before this new job starts.

I'm hoping by eating whole foods the arthritis in my knees will ease up a bit so I can do more walking and other exercises.


July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My kids aren't too happy with me right now because i want to become a caregiver for my friend. I just don't see how I can split the time between Delores and the grand kids. It would require very early mornings for me as well as after school to run here and there with them. I do it now because I'm living here. Of course I'm not getting paid any money which doesn't help.

With Delores, I would have room and board as well as a set amount of money each week. Guess because I'm family I'm expected to do this without any pay.

Have been reading "It Starts with Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, the developers of the Whole30 program. It sounds like it is something I can do so I'm planning to do this in the month of August. I'm actually looking forward to it now.


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