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Dec 23

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hello SP

And once again things have changed in my life. I have now found a place to live. Roommate with a very nice lady and her adult son. They are both the nicest people I have ever met. she is a hairdresser and he works in a resturant.

My paying rent helps them but will cause my bills to be paid off slower. I guess I'm only suppose to pay the minimum payment due every month. I will get two bills completely paid in 2015 though and then I will have a little money each month to spend as I wish. No more using plastic to buy things though...cash or do without!

I got on the scale the other day and found I've gained back to 235.4. This is .4 of a pound heavier than I was at the beginning of August. Now I've got to loose that weight again plus the .4 and continue on down to 175 by the end of July 2015. I think I can do it. Just have to take it one step at a time and track every thing I eat. Will have to start measuring things again too.

I have kitchen privileges here so cooking won't be a problem. It sure will beat eating sandwiches and fried potatoes and eggs all the time. Those were things that were easy to fix where I was. Just have enough lunch meat and cheese left for one more sandwich and bread for a couple more peanut butter sandwiches then I will start another Whole30 for the month of January. I know that will give me a quick start to loosing the weight I need to.

The other thing that has happened is that the car I was driving has bit the dust. Cost too much to repair so it got traded in for a different one. Since it wasn't mine in the first place, I didn't have much say in what was happening. As long as I was living with my daughter I had use of that car. Once I moved out, I had to give it up....long story, short...I'm now doing a lot of walking. It is just over a mile to the closest grocery store. If I need something, I have to walk. At least I do have a pull cart to bring things home in. I won't have to carry it in my arms or on my wrists.

I think that brings us up to day on every thing here. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. See you all in 2015.

  


December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WOW things sure can change from one day to the next. I'm no longer with my lady. Her daughter pushed and pushed and I finally had to leave. Just couldn't take the daughter any more.

Now I have nowhere to go!! No job and no place to live...well sort of. I'm staying at the lady's son house while he is with his girlfriend. Not the best arrangement but it will do until something else comes along. At least I'm not out on the street and I still have a bed to sleep in.

As to my weight loss...well everything I own except for some clothes is in a storage unit including my scale! So no way to weigh myself. I will be glad when I can get a place of my own. I'm trying everything I know to do. I have an appt. tomorrow with the social services office so maybe they can get me into a place for a while that I won't have to pay a lot for. I don't have much left over every month for rent until I get some more bills paid off.

BUT on the brighter side!!! I think I have finally found my WHY to losing the weight. I have decided since I sit so much that I am going to make a very great effort to walk at least five minutes of every hour I'm awake. This morning, even though I didn't get up at 7...it was 7:55...the very first thing I did was walk 5 minutes. At eight I set my timer on my phone to go off in 55 minutes and again walked at 8:55, 9:55. Then I went to the store for groceries so I didn't walk at 10:55 or 11:55. My timer is set to go off again at 12:55 and I will walk another 5 minutes. I have figured if I do this every day from 8 to 10, I will walk a total of at least 80 minutes every day...a whole lot more walking than I have been doing.

With having an appointment tomorrow at 2:30, I may or may not be able to walk at 2:55 but I will make up for it in the next hour. Same for Tuesday when I have a Doctor's appointment. I'm anxious to see what I will weigh on Tuesday.

That's all for now. Will write more tomorrow and let everyone know how today's walking went.

  
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KENTUCKYMEL14 12/10/2014 4:23PM

    I think your 5 minute walking increments is a great idea! I wish you well in all that you do and I hope things start to turn around soon. :)

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Nov 9, 2014

Sunday, November 09, 2014

OK walking nearly every where is paying off. I actually walked 4.44 miles that I tracked on MapMyWalk last week. The first walk I just used my SPAT and my mileage tracked here. I will make an effort to walk every day this next week. I managed every other day last week. Even if I just go around the block or down to the corner and back I will walk.

I do need to go to the store on Monday and get some more cottage cheese. I forgot it last night when I had a ride. That is OK though since a walk to the store will get me out of the house for a while.

The lady I take care of and live with is getting more difficult (she has beginning dementia). She thinks she can be on her own and her one daughter is encouraging her in this. This past week that daughter has come over every day and taken her mom out for the day. But suddenly on Friday night, daughter was "tired" and needed some time alone with her husband. She didn't show up on Saturday morning so I had to call the son who hired me to take care of his mom because I had plans for the afternoon, which had been on the calendar ever since I took this position in Sept. These were plans that had been talked about when I was hired.

The lady has decided I can help her again this week since she wants to get her house put back together before Thanksgiving. Being gone with daughter every day, she wasn't able to work on the house. Her son asked me to just be sure she gets her meds during the day as she is suppose to take them. I will also run the vacuum in the morning as my kitty has been shedding and has left fur on the edges of the area rugs.

Walking will get me out of the house so she can be alone. I'm sure she will soon realize she can't do all she wants to on her own and things will go back to a more "normal" way of life. At least I'm hoping it will. I don't mind reading or working on my quilts during the day.

I may have a quilt to make before Christmas. I went to get my hair cut on Friday. Since I was needing a new beautician anyway, I called a shop close to me and made an appointment. As she was cutting my hair we got to talking and I found out her mom passed away in May of this year. She has some clothes of her she would like to have made into a memory quilt. I told her I would be willing to take on the task and wouldn't charge her an arm and a leg for the quilt. A small (24 x 24) wall hanging I would do for $100. A lap quilt (48 x 60) would cost her at least $200 or more depending on the difficulty of making it. She will call me in a couple of weeks and let me know her decision. I'm hoping she says yes and I can get started on it so she can have it by Christmas. I know how hard the holidays can be when one's mom dies. I lost my mom fourteen years ago. The first holidays are the hardest!

Guess I've rambled enough for this time. Will say good night so I can get my 8 hours of sleep tonight.

  


November 2, 2014

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Oh boy does time really fly. I did loose a total of 9 pounds during the month of Sept but gained back 2 of them by not eating right after that. I have determined in the past two months that eating whole foods without any of the processed stuff, bread, rice, pasta, etc is going to be the only way for me to loose any weight the rest of the year. It isn't easy to do as I love raisin bread toast for breakfast, I enjoy rice, and pasta as well.

I'm committed to eating whole foods only so today so far I have had an extremely large honey crisp apple for breakfast. A tomato with cottage cheese for lunch and a banana. Dinner will be a couple of eggs, a potato and another tomato.

I'm grateful to be able to have the money to spend on the whole foods even if I don't get organic. I'm waiting for a friend to get home so I can ask him to take me to the store...or maybe I'll just walk. That would get my exercise in for the day.. What a concept! The store is only a mile away and going and coming back would give me two miles today. Not a bad idea at all.

Need to get moving though as it is already after 3 and dark will be here in just a couple of hours since the time change.

Will be back later.

LATER:
WOW!! 36 minutes and 33 minutes ended with 3.0 miles when I got back home. Had already done .6 miles before I left so the store is just over 1 mile away. Have to count some of the walking as what was done in the store. But now my feet hurt so I'm going to put them up for a while before I go to bed. emoticon emoticon

  
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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

  


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