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Today's Mission

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Since my hips were still sore from yesterday's run, I decided I would try to put up my curtains myself. It was a work out by itself! It would have been nicer to have an extra hand. I don't really know anyone and my boyfriend lives 30 minutes away. Besides it is like pulling teeth getting him to leave his place... so I did it myself, lol.

The mission...

The curtains to turn my home into a cave...

Mission accomplished...

I need to hem up the ends before winter comes as my heater is my window.

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/24/2014 4:25PM

    WooHoo! So glad we have such great options that allow us to live out of the normal lifestyle. I have green curtains that black out my bedroom. I'm a firm believer that all bedrooms should have black-out curtains. May you find joy in this new and exciting journey. God is always with you. Hug, hug - Evelyn.

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XRSIZE16 7/21/2014 9:35AM

    Gosh! When I worked overnights, blackout curtains saved my life! Nice handyman skills.

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DAIZYSTARLITE 7/19/2014 9:45PM


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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 9:12PM

    Well, that should handle the light situation nicely! Good job, Savannah!!!

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First Day

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Last night was my first night working as a CNA. I will be working NOCs. Pretty much as soon as I heard I got the job and knew I'd have to change my sleeping schedule, I started to work on my sleeping schedule. This means I wasn't tired. Tonight will be night two so we will see if I get tired tonight. Last night, I invested in some curtains. Sometime this week I will have to figure out how to get them up.

Tonight, I was thinking I might want to try tracking calories again. But, since I will be basically awake from now on 6 pm to 10 am and working 10 pm to 6 am, I am not sure how I can input it. Maybe I will just be more attentive about the day I am in. It typically automates it to the right day.

Last night, I ran again. I haven't been running the last few weeks. Just been afraid if I got on the treadmill, I would have detrained so much. In the mean time, I have been lifting, walking and other cardio. Today, I did 2.75 than walked .25 with an incline .5% and a speed from 3.8-4.2. In the last few months, I wouldn't have been able to run at that speed on an incline. I think I just might be improving. I think I am running a 5K in August for the non-profit I used to work for.

Have a wonderful day everyday!

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NATPLUMMER 7/19/2014 7:16PM


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HDHAWK 7/19/2014 9:20AM

    I'm in the same place you are. I can't believe how little I can do and that's frustrating. I'm just going to have to start over and build from there. My daughter worked nights as a nurse for several years. Black out curtains were her friend! Good luck!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 8:29AM

    Good job on working with the changed sleep schedule. THAT is a huge challenge.

AS for tracking, I plan my menu for a week. I know some might not agree w/this, but if I know I'm not going to be able to track THAT DAY then I will input whatever I need to then go back and change if the eating changes. For me, though, that's the beauty of having my weekly menu plan -- I rarely deviate. I've bought the food to prepare for the menu and simply, that's what I have. Just an idea, if it makes sense to you.

So proud of you! I think you'll like this new chapter in your life! Sounds to me like you are too.


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RAPUNZEL53 7/19/2014 8:17AM

  Have a Great Weekend!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Just yesterday I posted a blog about being down two pounds and weighing in at 213.8. Today, I weighed in at 216. There is no way, Jose, that I gained THREE pounds over night. I know it was too much mac and cheese and salted pretzels.

I am so frustrated and mad. Frustrated at myself for weighing in. I am now measuring my tummy measures the same so I don't know what that dumb scale is talking about. Mad at society for making women feel less worthy because they are overweight.

To add salt to injury, my boyfriend invited me to the movie, Jersey Boys, with his dad, brother, uncle, and family friend. I am the only girl that goes but I always enjoy myself. They are genuinely nice people. This means we will have pizza and popcorn. I have only ate breakfast (got up at 11 am) and I worked out today so I hope it balances out.

Somehow it always seems to happen. I lose two pounds. I get excited and hopeful. Tell a friend. Than, I gain it back. I really need/want to lose this weight.

Just frustrated. And, wanted to share.

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HDHAWK 7/18/2014 7:18PM

    I've been doing pretty well too but the scale sure didn't show it this morning. Frustrating, yes, but we'll keep at it!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/16/2014 5:44PM

    First of all, you know all about water weight. It takes several days to work it's way out of your system. Is there any way you could have a healthy meal prior to going to the movie so you're not tempted? Just a thought.

You know what to do and you'll do what is right, I know.

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/16/2014 5:35PM

    Weighing in daily is for the birds. Weight simply fluctuate with so many factors. Not to worry. You’re so wise to be tracking well to make sure you continue to ultimately make progress. Keep your thinking positive even during the rough times and you’ll find greater joy in the entire process. Hug, hug - Evelyn

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 7/16/2014 5:20PM

    I hope you have a wonderful time at the movies. Enjoy yourself and don't dread those pesky pounds!! Sounds like you are doing a wonderful job at losing, keep at it and hold your head high... Beautiful women always do!!!

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Two Pounds Down

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It has been two weeks since my committed ending as an Americorp and it feels emoticon! Not only am I happier overall, I am starting to lose weight. With this morning's weigh in, I am down TWO pounds. SP shows one because they round up. Don't they know there is no rounding up in this weight business, lol.

If I can just keep up with losing one pound a week, I could drop this week by next summer! That would be awesome if I could fit into my summer dresses by than! And, maybe even get one or two new ones! emoticon

My gym screwed up my automatic payment and took out earlier than should have. Because of this, I got a free personal training session. I had him teach me TRX and later, I asked to measure me. 2012 is the last time I put measurements in and it so happen to me when I was at goal. I haven't entered measurements since so now I have my current measurements and goal measurements.

With this new job (which I start floor training on Friday), I will have a little extra money and thinking of investing in some personal training sessions for myself. I find I actually do like him as a trainer. (And, I am picky!)

By the way, I have 8 workouts done this month. (I think I counted a couple from June last time.) I am trying to do 3 days of workouts and 1 day off so I can eventually build up to 4 days on, 1 day off. Today, I am supposed to workout but we did power training today so I took in lots and lots of information and have a headache/nausea. Thinking of getting out and emoticon in the nice emoticon emoticon emoticon!

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XRSIZE16 7/16/2014 9:25AM

    Awesome that you found a personal trainer you like - sounds like a good investment to me!

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/15/2014 9:23PM

    Great news! It's great to hear you celebrating life in ways that help you successfully achieve your goals. Hug, hug - Evelyn

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1CRAZYDOG 7/15/2014 8:36PM

    Savannah, I am so glad to hear you sounding and saying you're happier. Awesome! Wishing you luck w/your floor training.

2 lbs. released is awesome. Good job and keep on doing what you're doing.

HUGS! Very proud that you haven't given up on yourself!

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JAMBABY0 7/15/2014 8:11PM

    good for you

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