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Start of Journey 12/1/09

Thursday, December 03, 2009

So December 1, 2009 is my starting point I took some pictures and will continue to take some the first of each month or maybe every other month. I will post picstures as soon as I have a few to compare. I'm focused and on track. I'm being very choosey at work and home with what eating I partake in. I actually lost 2 pounds the week of Thankgiving whoo hooo. We did something a little different and had crepes. Yum yum!!! I'll post some pictures below. I am also now down 3 pounds, way to start my new journey. I started at 184 a week ago and am using that number as my new starting weight for this chapter of my journey.

Next week I should get my new treadmill. I sold my motorcycle to get it so I got a really nice one :o) I can't wait, it's got running programs on it and everything. If anyone knows anyone with Ifit live please let me know . This will be my first treadmill, I have always wanted one. I hope to use it way more than I ever used my bike. Wait I WILL !!!!! My progress is going to be amazing, just wait and see. Nothing can stop me. Even carrot cake or buckeyes. Ha ha ha just work it in my plan if I really want it.

We also got some of the lights up last weekend, I'll post pics of the lights in a future entry. I've got our office party lunch thing today and I plan to track it all as best I can and only have small portions of everything except veggies. And me being vegetarian sure helps with that. Well I hope everyone has a great day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take care and keep in touch. I'm planning on rigging up something to be able to use my laptop while walking on the treadmill !!!!! so maybe I can be around more often and make time fly by :o) ok enough rambling hugz ~Amy

my son

The biggest stack 'o' crepes I've ever made

older daughter Heather

my mommy

dh Trever :o)

here are some pics of the spread

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DEMETERSCO 12/4/2009 10:31AM

    You have a great attitude. Keep up the good work!


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BARBARA_G 12/4/2009 10:16AM

    It looks like a very happy Thanksgiving. Everyone is smiling :)

I'm glad you're ready for a new start! You sound very motivated. Woohoo for losing over Thanksgiving. I like it that you got a treadmill. Make sure you use it!!!!

Good luck on your restart!

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GRANDMAMAOF3 12/3/2009 4:37PM

    Sounds like you have it under control. Way to go! emoticon

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When it rains it pours

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's been an unlucky past few weeks. Two weeks ago from Friday first we found out they changed the stuff for the permits that we just paid 1k to get some of the work done to fix the stuff that the company never finished when the house was diary put there. Then right after they left animal control showed up there is this dog that was hanging around our neighborhood for several weeks and at first we were going to let the pound take him but we had heard that mist were getting put down so we tried to find his owners. Then we had tried to find him a good home. After no luck we were talking about three weeks ago that he seemed like a good dog and was ok being a mostly outside dog. He is a black lab. Fast forward to a week later someone complained that we had no dog house and the dog had no water which the water was total bs but we had been taking him in at night and kenneling him. So we had to go buy a dog house within 48 hours. Since he wasn't really "ours" we didn't have shot records or him licensed, so we got a citation for both. Later that night we got pulled over for a broken license plate light. Several other little things between now and then. Today we were supposed to be in phx in the morning for the crew day meeting for the 3 day event we r helping with. Instead we got to go to court we pled not guilty and a new court date for a pre trial is December 22 and if we r found guilty it's a criminal offence and the fine is three hundred something we found out from being there that it's cheaper to be caught with drugs and the same to be caught shop lifting. How messed up is that. Well we got out and were like ok arleast we r only a couple hours late when there was a parking ticket on the van when we got out. When we regestered the van online we never got the tags in the mail last month we called them and they were supposed to resend. So it was off to DMV they gave me more tags. We did have the reciept in the glove box but since we were parked we couldn't show it. Then went back downtown to the court to show them all the paperwork and the lady said that doesn't do any good because the ticket is for not displaying the current registration tag and that's illeagal. So a have to mail in a request for a hearing if I want to fight it. Arg so now we are on our way to phx 5 hours late to help out with a cancer event and there is a good chance my dear granfather is going to pass away this weekend.

Through all this I am going to keep my head high and continue to do good things despite all the crap that has happened to us lately. I can't wait to see my three day friends they are a truely a great group of friends.

Today's challenge is to do a mile my mile yesterday was 12min45sec and I did my squats and lunges and stayed on track with eating and water. Today's challenge will also include 25 sit ups and push ups and to stay on track. My food has been good but my water needs some work. Hugz I will try to check in from my phone over the weekend.

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BARBARA_G 11/13/2009 11:19AM

    I'm so sorry about your bad luck. Things do seem to happen in streaks. I'm proud of you for eating healthy and exercising never the less. That is a real accomplishment.

I know the tickets are a real hassle. I would fight them. From my personal experience you have a good chance of winning them. It's unlikely the cop will even go to court for these minor offenses. Which gives you a get free card. Even if they show up I think the judge will be sympathetic.

It was so kind of you to rescue that dog. I'm sorry someone complained. I bet he'll have a really good home with you. I'm sure he'll pay back the money you spent on the dog house and other stuff with his love. By the way you can give your dog his own shots with the exception of rabies. They carry them at Ok Feeds for under $9.

I hope your grandpa gets better and wish you better luck!

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IMREITE 11/12/2009 7:17PM

    I was talkin to someone yesturday about how the "paper-pushing" crimes seem to have a larger penalty then violent crimes. It almost males you wqant to commit a larder crime just so it is worth the hassle.
Some days the stupid things make the really bad things harder to deal with. Hope your grandpa feels better.

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One step at a time, just keep moving forward :o)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let me know if you would like to be a tweet it before you eat it buddy with me.

I finally got my camera back this morning, but my video blog will have to wait till we come back from working the 3-day event.

So yesterday food wise went well, I tweeted everything I ate with the cal. I'm having a little trouble getting the protien up so now I will include protien on my tweets to help me be more aware. On the physical part it went good ran a mile outside last night and walked another half. Wasn't very fast but I did it!!!! Did 25 full sit ups and 25 sorry girly push ups. On a personal note things are bad, my dear grandpa is on the tail end of losing his battle with cancer. Today is his Birthday, I love you grandpa and wish I lived closer to go visit you. Through life I will remain to keep my head high and make NO excuses.

This weekend will be a little tricky due to having only food avail. that they give me so I will have to guess at the nutrition, as we are staying at a camp ground type thing. I will be realy active moving bags and setting up tents etc. but I promise to myself that I will have the three meals that they give no seconds and 2-3 snack a day. They do have vegetarian stuff yeah!!! I will also find time to run atleast a mile Sat. since it's our slower day and I won't get the heavy workout of moving bags.

** emoticon*** Todays challenge is to run or walk 1 mile min. Try to time your self :o) Also do 25 lunges on each side and 25 squats. Hugs to all and thanks for reading my blog!!!!! Cheers to losing it through the hollidays!!

PS when I am at the 3day I don't think I will be able to post on my blog here but if you want to follow my tweets I will post a challenge and various other happenings. ShrinkingTink

Have a great day and drink your water and keep a good Attitude torwards living, you ARE worth it.

"Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it"--Lou Holtz emoticon

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BARBARA_G 11/11/2009 1:24PM

    Your plan sounds like a good one! Have fun running and exercising!

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Video Blog may be delayed

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

hopefully I can find the time tonight with getting ready for the 3-day, working, homework helping, and getting my daughter to and from tumbling.

So last night I ran a mile on a friend treadmill. Step one to running again. It was a slow mile, but hey when I first started I almost stopped at a half of a mile but I stuck it out. Yeah me!!!!

I did weigh-in this morning, but for the life of me don't remember it. Thankfully my scale saves it so I will look when I get home and update I think it was 184ish. In the right direction, but still mad at myself about how high it is.

For dinner last night we wanted nachos pretty bad, but I stuck to it and didn't eat out for them. We got some baked scoops (only 1 serving), 2% cheese (1 serving), refried beans, since I'm vegetarian (1/2 serving), lettuce, ff sour cream (1 serving), tomatoes, onions (which we forgot about til it was too late). The veggies I piled on and weighed out the other and didn't go back for more. I'm so proud that I had something I really wanted the healthy was. Yeah my healthy ways are coming back. I knew they were there. :o)

Last night I stayed up a little late though and remembered right before bed about my vitamin and not thinking about how long it had been since dinner took it. Arg, needless to say 10 saltines later I finally managed to keep it down. Vitamins on an empty stomach make me so sick. It will make me think more next time.

Today I will run another mile!!!!! I promise myself and challenge anyone reading this to walk or run atleast a mile today :o) I will also do push ups and sit-ups tonight 25 of each no matter how long it takes. I'll start low since it's been a while and do either girly or wall push-ups depending on how my shoulder feels. Gotta re-start somewhere.

Hope everyone had a great Tuesday and remember to track your food and drink your water !!!! Hugz Enjoy this wonderful veggie/fruit pic from my kitchen emoticon

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SALINA78 11/10/2009 1:23PM

    Great job on getting your healthy ways back!
ANd, on running, WOOHOO!!!
I think I'll take your challenge and force myself to run a mile today!

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BARBARA_G 11/10/2009 11:52AM

    I love the way your kitchen counter looks! You truly are eating healthy. Congratulations on starting up on running. I'm just walking but will take you up on your 1 mile challenge! emoticon

Have a fit day!

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AMMIE_SMILES 11/10/2009 11:49AM

    Congrats! One mile at a time is the way to go!

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New Chalenge

Monday, November 09, 2009

I am making a new challenge for myself to help inspire myself and others more. I am going to start a video blog. I will get a good weigh-in tomorrow and try to set everything up. We'll see how it goes :o) I'm excited to see what it brings. Cheers to all, and don't forget to track. Hugz!!!!!


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