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New Year

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I have to laugh at myself sometimes. Yesterday I went and had my nails done. I have never had them done before... so I'm having to learn the ins and outs of them. So far I think this is going to be the last time I have them done because they are driving me crazy. I want to be able to hold a laundry basket firmly without having to think about how to place my hands. I want to be able to grab my phone out of my pocket without feeling like it's surgery. Ladies who have this done regularly, you have me respect. This is hard! This is my first and probably last time.

So what does that mean for working out? Today I spent some time planking (I'm sad to say it's been a long while and it shows) and I did some bouncing on the ball. I no longer have the treadmill (it wasn't used much, but I do miss it for the times I did). Last week I did a bunch of shoveling snow (didn't have nails then and it was fun).

But this is an experiment on "treating" myself. My best friend has hers done often and thought I should give it a whirl. I think my next treat for myself will be something that won't hinder my movements. How do women do this all the time? How??!!??


Winter chill

Monday, December 17, 2012

Off and on I've been. At least I haven't backtracked too far. I'm still within a healthy range, but I don't want to ignore the gains either. I just had a birthday this weekend, and now my fridge is full of sugary yummies. Lemon cupcakes from my kids and husband. Lemon chiffon from my dad. Cookies and cream fudge from my mom. And a variety of cheesecake slices from my co-workers. I'm allowing myself one sugary treat per day, and trying to get rid of the rest.

I switched phones and tried to redownload the app, but found out it now cost money. I don't know when that started, but I was disappointed. I'm just going to save the mobile version as a favorite and call it good.

I did catch a cold and I keep having hot and cold flashes, the runny nose, and a minor sore throat. I plan on doing a little workout tonight, but nothing major. I went over my calories by one, and I think that's close enough and a good start.

Here's to another try!

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BILL60 12/18/2012 8:34AM

    Hang tough!!

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Summer Heat

Sunday, July 01, 2012

I'm having a hard time. Since May I haven't been scheduled to work until 11, and with summer vacation for the kids, we've been sleeping in and staying up late. It hasn't been good for us. My energy has been nil, and I have been eating... crap food. I need to get my schedule adjusted, but it isn't easy knowing that the nights are going to get louder and louder for awhile. (It'll ease up after this week)

Part of the problem is that of a night I'm not eager to be active, and because I haven't been that active, I'm not that tired. Not being tired, it's hard to go to sleep, and the cycle continues.

Blah blah I hate the heat blah blah.

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THESUGARFAIRY 7/1/2012 10:25PM

    Wow. GTKARLA, it must seem like you have two days for every one! I don't think that would work for me. I do need to wake up earlier so I can have an opportunity to be active (even the evenings it's still over 95 outside). It was easier when I worked earlier because then I would have a longer block of time with the kiddos to do something together, rather than a smidgeon here and there. Oh well, I just gotta do what I gotta do.

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GTKARLA 7/1/2012 10:11PM

    How about early mornings? Even tho I work evenings. I get up super early (5am) even tho i`m in a sleepy stupor go out and do my run, come back and shower and go back to bed for a few hours!

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LEFTHANDLUKE 7/1/2012 10:05PM

    heat is not that bad emoticonlol

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Needing to update

Friday, January 27, 2012

I haven't been using the phone app as much as I thought I would. I wished it would track milage, because that was a good incentive to go just a tad farther.

I read a weird food article on the dangers of soy, which did use questionable evidence. So soy may not be the best or worst food out there, but it is almost everywhere. My DH and I have decided to try to go "soy free" as much as possible just to see if there's a difference. We are eating more carbs and fat now, less meat, and still a lot of vegetables. We're only a couple of days into it, but I'm thinking positive. I haven't found a loaf of bread at the grocery store that doesn't have soy in it, so I'm making my own. Wednesday's loaf turned out picture perfect, and I'm feeling a bit more confident with those results. I'm lucky my DH is supportive, as this is actually changing our diet quite a bit. We don't know how long we're going to try this, but we don't know if there'll be a change until we try.


Trying a new way

Friday, August 19, 2011

I took a break from SP, and I survived. I decided to be nice to myself and update our phone service (switched providers) and so we now have new spiffy phones. I will be doing most of my SP from that now, and so I dropped the team goals. This way if I forget to log in normally I'm not hurting others. I'm seeing if these changes are for the best.

Thanks for all the support!


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