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I Was SHOOTING FOR THE STARS!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Well, when I first took a look at this challenge I thought "No Way", this is HARD, HARD!!!

Took a 2nd look, saw that it allowed 5 days to get it all accomplished, hmmm ok then..

Got it started, slowly at first, VERY SLOWLY - then, something happened (maybe reading how fast my teammates were getting it done) and I said well, let's just do it too!!

So, I did and although I never got far enough to work backwards, I felt proud that I reached the end.

In order to accomplish this Challenge goal I LITERALLY had to SHOOT FOR THE STARS, but then that's what it was REALLY all about!!

  
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HIKER-SQUIRREL 2/13/2013 9:46PM

    emoticon on making it to Alpha Centauri!!! emoticon

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GRACIEC 2/13/2013 12:41AM

    You definitely stepped up to the challenge! Great job on completing!
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FREELADY 2/12/2013 11:31PM

    You should indeed feel proud! And I love how our team lifts each other up, so that we're spurring ourselves to do more than we thought we could. I had the same reaction as you did, that it was going to be so hard, but we got it done, didn't we! Hooray for us.......strong warrior ninjas!

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    Congratulations on making it to the end of the Stars!!! emoticon emoticon

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160

Monday, February 04, 2013

Yep, that's the number I saw on my scale this morning - YIKES!!! WHAT HAPPENED???

Simple answer to that question - eating and drinking OUT!!

In the past week, I've eaten exactly 1 (ONE)! dinner meal at home, prepared by me or hubby. I know it's supposed to be fun to eat out, and it is, but let's be realistic, there's absolutely no way I can control what goes into the food that we didn't prepare!! The other culprit is the wine that's part of the meal....Now, I know I can drink water, tea, anything else, it doesn't have to be alcoholic so why don't I just say NO??? Because I'm in a setting where others are consuming a drink and I get lazy and think, oh 1 or 2 won't hurt me.... It doesn't, in fact Dr's. even recommend a glass of wine, but when I think about the days of constant dining out, and I count up those glasses of wine, I'm truly horrified!!

So, I've made a decision this morning that I WILL NOT give in to that temptation and to limit our eating out as much as possible. I'm not participating in the Biggest Loser Challenge for fun........I'm here to get rid of the 5, now 10 extra pounds I've gained through carelessness.

Stay turned for future reports of my success with this new goal!

  
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HEARTOFCHRIST 2/9/2013 10:34AM

    Oh it is so difficult to figure out nutrition when we eat out...and worse yet when we have potlucks and such. I hate trying to track those days! I know lots of places have their nutritional info available, but so many more don't. I am sure it is cheaper to eat from home as well, and if you can control enough of what goes into the meal, you can still enjoy the wine!

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MASTERCARE 2/7/2013 5:58AM

    You Know Kathy...you can still eat out...and be healthy....order first and try to focus more on the power foods.......Freggies and Protein........wine...well....maybe once a week....or none at all.....I know you can lose this and get to goal....

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JEANNE229 2/4/2013 3:55PM

    My downfall, too. But I'd like to see 160 from where I am right now at 180.

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PEGGYO 2/4/2013 2:23PM

    way to go

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GRACIEC 2/4/2013 1:39PM

    Eating out has sabotaged me this week too - well, that and my own poor choices! When will we ever learn? I'm determined to have a week of home HEALTHY cooking this week too!
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BELTONWALKER67 2/4/2013 1:30PM

    Yes, it's a Catch 22! It's hard to stay on track when you are out with others. You will succeed, one day at a time! emoticon

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SINGER73 2/4/2013 12:29PM

    The great news is that you recognize what you are doing. Now you can make the changes to make you successful. emoticon emoticon

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LIGHTONMYFEET7 2/4/2013 12:26PM

    Right on!!! I know you can do it!!!!

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Dear Miss 16 yr. old...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Big dreams, want to fly a fighter jet, duh! You're a GIRL...want to sing...UMMM no money for lessons.....want to be a Stewardess....need a nursing degree.....no money for that either!!

The above were the limitations to becoming the things I wanted most in life (oh, yeah and a FIGURE, you know hips, trim waist and ummm, boobs)!

Well, Miss 16, shaped like a box and only 5'2", thinking wow, am I ever going to grow up, be beautiful, have a gorgeous pageboy hairdo??

I wish I could go back and have a serious chat with that young lady to let her know that all those dreams, wishes and wants would absolutely become hers in the years ahead (well, never did fly that fighter plane or become a stewardess, but VERY CLOSE)...Anyway, it was a healthy thing to have those dreams little girl, you wanted MORE out of life than what your Mom, Aunts, or Granma had. You wanted to "go East young lady", telling anyone who would listen, I'm going to live in New York when I grow up!! You did join the Air Force and got close enough to those awesome airplanes you so adored, being part of history and ultimately winding up in your dream state - New York!!

I would say to you, good on you for not giving up on at least some of your dreams. But, I think I would have encouraged you to get more education along the way. I know you turned out pretty intelligent, worldly and well rounded, all by your own doing, proud of you!!! Still, having an advanced degree might have been a fun thing to try!!

All in all, Miss 16, I'm pretty proud of the way you turned out, but I sure don't think it was me that had much to do with it!!!

  
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JHOPPER 1/31/2013 10:34PM

    Well, my dear twin sister, no surprise in you wanting to be a stewardess, since I did as well. Only catch for me was I never flew at all till last October! LOL

Your talk with Miss 16 is great, and I have to agree with the others who said it must have worked because you are a very special, beautiful woman and I'm sure you have given that same talk to your beautiful GD!

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HEALTH4LYFE 1/27/2013 4:47PM

    Sounds as if your teenage self did GREAT at following her dreams. Congrats to her for believing in herself and inspiring others along the way!

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VEGEFARMER 1/26/2013 4:02PM

    Miss 16 did very well to grow into the beautiful woman I am proud to call friend.
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BEWELL48 1/26/2013 10:11AM

    Responded to your blog and not sure where it went! It did not post! At any rate did enjoy reading this! Added you as a SF....hope you don't mind. We belong to the same team " fun loving over 60" and looks like some of the same friends. Your retirement sounds delightful (from your spark page) still waiting for my day to arrive! Am a nurse in a management role still working FT! Can only long for a more leisure life!

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MASTERCARE 1/26/2013 12:47AM

    Yes indeed..she turned out well..and one that many are proud to call friend!

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FLAMENM 1/26/2013 12:26AM

    Love this. Miss 16 did well, didn't she!

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RUMOUR101 1/25/2013 11:49PM

  Loved this. You should write yourself a futureme.com email so one day, when your 'future me' gets it, you can look back again and see how far you've travelled since now. I love getting futureme mail! Cheers! emoticon

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SURESH_AK 1/25/2013 11:36PM

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The Florida 5

Saturday, November 26, 2011

All summer long I've maintained a weight of 150, maybe a little up maybe a little down. I'm happy and decided that's what my ideal weight probably is.

Fast forward to November. Been here in FL for a month, during that time I've managed to put on 3-5 lbs., depending on the day. I still workout, still monitor my food and track, but there's one huge difference. We are living in an RV, albeit a nice one but nevertheless it's all of 35 feet and maybe 4 feet wide in the general walking areas. In short, it's nothing like my bigger home up North with a short set of stairs to the lower level, a yard and a mailbox across the street.

So, the deduction is, I'm simply not moving around as much, there isn't as much to take care of and even though I do walk 4-5 times a week, it's just not enough MOVEMENT to help me keep those lbs. at bay.

I'm thankful we are buying a home and should be in it before Christmas then I can kiss the Florida 5 goodbye!!!

  
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VEGEFARMER 10/12/2012 4:00AM

    Kathy, awesome that you will be buying a house in Florida and be able to move around a whole lot more. You are doing great with mainly maintaining your weight a 150.

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PEGGYO 12/4/2011 11:56AM

    Nice to have more room to walk around.

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MASTERCARE 12/4/2011 8:39AM

    WOOHOO on the house!

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MLOGAL 12/2/2011 5:42PM

    KATHY - Yes, I get it - we have a Class B RV (Pleasureway) which is quite small - think a VAN on steroids - Using a Pedometer doesn't work when camping in this rig - the fact is - that we are bending, stretching, and doing lots of things that use upper body and not walking thru a big house lugging laundry baskets, etc. Good wishes on your new home!~mlo/Carolyn

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BUNNY1965 11/27/2011 12:12AM

    I can understand what you are talking about. Congrats on buying a house. You'll soo shed those pesky pounds.

Stacey

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Random Thoughts

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Hard to believe our "little girl" (GD) will be starting High School tomorrow!! She's a good student, good athlete and posseses a warm, loving heart. I pray her Guardian Angel accompanies her and forever keeps her in his/her care.

Starting to get listings for homes in Fl. since we're getting ready to head down in about a month. As predicted, there are many, many available, so I'm sure we won't have any problem finding something just right for us. Looking forward to seeing all our "snowbird" friends once again as well.

Looking forward to BLC 14, although the team I requested is not available, I trust I'll find a team and get back in the groove. My goal is to reach my goal (for the 2nd time)! then move to a Maintenance Team to keep it off! It's only 5 lbs. for cripes sake, why is it being so stubborn??

Blogged out but want to try and make this a habit. I think it's good to write down our thoughts on a regular basis.

  
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JHOPPER 9/7/2010 9:09PM

    Kathy, I hope you get a great team for BLC14! I know how you feel with your little girl starting high school. Mine is a SENIOR! Good luck with that stubborn five pounds!

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