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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

We made it back from our cruise! It was fantastic! The food was amazing, the ship was amazing, the staff was amazing, and our excursions were fabulous! The weather was perfect the whole time- and my in-laws had a great time too! If you haven't done a Disney cruise, give it some serious thought! We even booked another for next year!! Norway- here we come! June 2015! So now I have another thing to keep my mind focused for staying in shape! Guess we just have to keep booking cruises!
So now I am in the in between time, work hasn't started back up again, daughter is in a summer program all day...snacking is becoming an issue. I did start up working out again-boy I get out of shape fast! But I need to get a handle on the snacking! Course tomorrow I am having dental work done, so I wont be eating unless completely necessary....bummer though.
But today I signed up for a 5 class card at a yoga studio nearby! I am so excited! If I like it I will do monthly membership...
End of the month we are going to Texas for a week, then mid july, I head of to Minneapolis for a work thing...still lots of summer left!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 6/15/2014 6:21PM

    Seems like you have a lot of your plate right now....busy busy busy. It doesn't take long to go back to the same habits. I have confidence that you will be able to get back on track.

I'm glad you had a wonderful time on the cruise. Even though I don't feel comfortable on top of that much water, the way you described everything, it makes we want to try it out. emoticon

I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.

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DEEEBEE 6/11/2014 10:55PM

    We're in St. Paul right now, but tomorrow we're leaving for Madison, WI. We haven't been on a cruise yet, but everyone keeps saying how nice cruises are, how we'd love them. But I am afraid of the food. Everyone always raves about how good the food is, and also how much there is.

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TRAVELGO 6/11/2014 2:52PM

  Sounds like a great busy summer!

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Bathing suit shopping....

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

So I finally decided to bite the bullet and go bathing suit shopping. I wanted 2 for the cruise-double trouble..
I found the bottoms, one is a small skirt, one is a high waist normal bottoms, covers everything, both in black.
Pretty happy with that, but let me just say, bathing suit shopping should be listed as a cardio workout....
Finally found one top, pretty cute, and fairly flattering...
What is surprising me is with all the shopping, and seeing some hideous things on me...my self esteem is still in tact. I think I have a bit more perspective on things. 2 years ago, I switched meds, and started working out, and watching what I ate. I dropped to 135-awesome...except side effect of meds was hair loss...bummer. Switched meds again, now I hang out between 145-150...not awful, not where I want to be either, but still feeling pretty happy and healthy. I also have been seizure free for at least 5 years! I think I am just becoming more ok with myself...maybe a new found sense of humor about it all too...I dunno-
Either way, while some things about me may never change...I am pretty happy that I want to be healthy, I want to workout, and I still want to improve what I can.
So- 2 weeks till the cruise, still working out, and trying to eat well. Another top to find too!

On another note, I was looking through old photos of me, and found some serious motivation in those...don't want to go back to those days...might have to put one up on the fridge as a friendly reminder..

This really is a journey....

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DEEEBEE 5/7/2014 11:55PM

    You've made some great progress! Congratulations! Have a great time on your cruise.

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ABAKER34 5/7/2014 11:40AM

    Congratulations on being seizure free for at least 5 years! I think the side effects of those types of drugs are so hard to deal with (I speak from experience, seizure free for 18 years...but also on the drug merry-go-round as well). You are doing great, working out is so good for you, keep up all of your great work! emoticon

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Monday, April 14, 2014

okay- that cruise is now only about a month and a half a way...I'd like to tone a little more-possibly lose 10lbs....I started off the day with a workout...a bowl of low sugar oatmeal and a mango, 2 cups of water and a cup of coffee. I am still working to put less sugar in my coffee, its not going well....sigh.
I just need to be consistent. I have not been working out like I should and I have been justifying bad food choices-I just need to buckle down now . Going to try putting my workouts on my calendar - maybe that will help. More water. Food is fuel.
Going to low carb it, except for fruits.. I'm not a huge bread/pasta person anyway. Any carbs like from dairy, I'm going to try and relegate to mornings...big fan of greek yogurt for breakfast, as I head out the door. Loving the almond milk and avacados- gotta find the positives!
anyway- super excited about the trip- work is slowing up a bit, so hopefully working out will be easier!

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CHICA_BORICUA 4/16/2014 12:43PM

  if you are watching your sugar intake then be careful in what type of fruits you are eating. As you see mangos are good and has lots of fiber but at the same time lots of sugar.

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DEEEBEE 4/14/2014 10:44PM

    You are doing pretty well all you can. Your plan sounds good to me!


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ACTIVEGRANDMAP 4/14/2014 11:09AM

    I know you will have a ball on the cruise. Last time we cruised I made a little rule. I only ate one of anything at any meal( ok, like 1 oatmeal cookie, 1 chocolate chip cookie, etc) and walked, swam climbed stairs whenever I could and only gained a couple of pounds (10 day cruise and a week in London). Being in shape before youo go will be awsome. Pam

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you are fueled

Monday, March 03, 2014

Its been a while since I have been active here- but I always find my way back!! emoticon

We bought a new exercise machine...mostly for my husband (who swears he will use it, but I digress). Its kind of like a seated elliptical, with arm rowing things. It has bars to put your feet on and just work the arms too, and if you sit up and concentrate on your posture, and not turn your body while your rowing, it works your abs too. Its fairly low impact, but I get more of a total body cardio than on the treadmill....I also started adding some strength exercises when I am done too. I really like it, its very quiet and has different programs to switch things up a bit. And when I'm done, it says "you are fueled"- which is so true since I get more energy for the day! I would have picked a standing elliptical, but the seated one is better for hubby's back...
I am also working on better eating habits. So far for work, I have brought my lunch most days, or at least healthy snacks to munch on...I have found my daughter and I both enjoy a jalapeno cheddar tortilla, spread with light laughing cow cheese, and lunch meat...I make a whole one in the morning and cut it in half-we are both happy! Perfect size for each-paired with piņata apple (super sweet and firm) water, and some almonds, it works out pretty good! Also trying to cut down on how much sugar I stick in my coffee, so I put the appropriate measuring spoon in the sugar bowl and now there is no guessing... emoticon
82 more days till my cruise, and I would really like to tone up and not hate going swim suit shopping! I really need two....so that's whats fueling me now. We decided on one shore excursion, and I cant wait! We are tubing through caverns in Cozumel! The real beauty in that is no worries about sun burns!! I think the only other one we are scheduling is a short tour in Jamaica in a horse drawn buggy...we don't want to plan every minute like we did in Alaska. My in-laws are doing the buggy tour too, so we will all have one day to enjoy together! emoticon
Another snow day today, so a good start to the week with a good workout- hoping to keep t up! Hope everyone is praying for spring to come soon too....collective positive thoughts!
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Heading out of town

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Today I am off to Minneapolis. I am going to do some training for a new position I received at work....The position isn't anything really new, I have been doing a lot of it all along, now I have a bit more authority and a little more responsibility. I will be in charge of training, so now I have to learn how to train people. I know how to do my actual job, I am not so good at teaching what I am doing...so essentially I'm training to train! To be honest, I am a little nervous, on many levels...leaving my daughter for a week, feeling like I am behind everyone on what I am supposed to know, getting away from my workouts...
I am bringing workout clothes, since the hotel has a small gym, and since I am being assigned an unknown roommate, I may need to get away! I hope I have time to at least do 10-20 minutes on the elliptical...I have my sparkpeople app to help track food and exercise....so hopefully that will help.
Yesterday, I stopped by goodwill and found a Jillian Michaels workout dvd...its a cardio circuit training. I had a tough time with some of it, she does a lot of jumping, and my knees just cant do that...its broken into 6 circuits, and you can pick 1 at a time if you want...next time I will do one circuit at a time, doing some strength exercises in between..that way I can do the circuits without the jumping...good cardio for sure though!
well- I best hit the shower, so I can do laundry and my hair....trying to keep busy so the nerves stay away.... emoticon emoticon

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CHICA_BORICUA 1/12/2014 10:47AM

  have fun! please visit the gym either early in the morning or late in the afternoon before going to bed, drink tons of water and do wise and eat healthy choices! don't forget portion control.

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