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Close to starting war with myself

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

So far on vacation I've stayed at or right below my 2000 calories...until today. I'm not sure what it is but I have just gone hog wild all day today. I had a bagel for breakfast, which is what I normally have, but then I had Wendys for lunch even though I know that's a large amount of calories. Then for a snack in the afternoon I had a medium french fry and a dipped cone. Topped that off for dinner with 2 bratwurst, a handful of chips, cake and corn. All in all, I went over my calories by 1000 today. 3000 calories! Ouch. What's worse is I want to go for a walk but I somehow managed to put a hole in my foot and it hurts to walk. Maybe that's been the problem today. Maybe I've just had so little activity that i've been eating to compensate. I don't want to feel guilty because bad days happen but I just hope that when I come back to my scale in a week the numbers will be down, not up or the same.

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GAYLLYNNE 7/24/2013 7:11AM

    Every day is new and a gift. That's why the call it the "present". Start over today, stay as close as you can to your goal and enjoy your time off. Yesterday is gone, forget it. I hope your foot feels better soon!!

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JACKSGRAN 7/24/2013 3:28AM

    Don't spoil your holiday with guilt. Dust yourself off, give yourself a quick shake and rest that foot. Make sure you enjoy your break. Today will be better.

Have a great time


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THE_SHAKESHAFT 7/24/2013 1:09AM

    Enjoy your hols!

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MICHELELYNN777 7/23/2013 11:50PM

    It's so hard to not splurge a little on vacation. Put today behind you and aim for healthier choices tomorrow to balance it out. Hope your foot feels better soon so you feel like walking.
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First Day in Minneapolis

Friday, July 19, 2013

I had such a blast yesterday! We were at the Mall from basically 3pm to 930pm and we walked around most of that time. I'd say at least 4 hours worth. They had all kinds of cute and fun little shops (including a Christmas store). But today, my feet and upper thighs want me to die a horrible, horrible death. I think the plan for today is to take it a little easier and we are going to the aquarium and a movie and then back to the hotel for some r & r. There's also a casino in the area that we may go to but I know hubby isn't a fan so who knows.

Inside the mall is also a Lego store which was AMAZING. and a peeps store which was kind of cool. I've put up some new pictures on my page so you can see some of the cool stuff in the Mall.

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JMANDA86 7/24/2013 2:13PM

    One of my favorite restaurants ever is in the Uptown part of Minneapolis. It is called Chino Latino and it is just like it sounds. Chinese and Latin food mixed together into awesomeness. Mmmm. I wish I was up there to go to it. Soooo good!

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JACKSGRAN 7/21/2013 10:00AM

    Such a fun day. Enjoy your break


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GAYLLYNNE 7/20/2013 10:58AM

    Sounds like an awesome mall!!!! Glad you had a good time and got some exercise!

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DR1939 7/19/2013 12:02PM

    A wonderful place to walk in Minneapolis is around the river from the Hennepin Ave Bridge to the Arch Bridge. Or you can walk through Mill Creek Park on the bike/walk trail there. They are in the same area. It's just off Washington Avenue by the MetroDome or whatever it is called now. Your hotel or GPS can give you directions. Also, if you are splurging on food there are two excellent restaurants I would recommend. The first is a Thai restaurant called Mai Village. It is in St. Paul on University Avenue. The other is Al Vento, an outstanding Italian restaurant that is not outrageously expensive. You can ride the rapid to a stop near it and walk the rest of the way. It's just a little neighborhood type place just behind the airport. Both of these are highlighted in the Minneapolis Magazine that is in your hotel room. I've been to both and love them.

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R5NEWMAN 7/19/2013 10:22AM

    The Mall of America is my unofficial fitness club that I use when the weather doesn't permit my preferred outdoor walking. Only trouble is: 20 miles away, 30 min by car, 75 min by transit. I often do the latter despite the time so I can catch up on my weight loss podcasts. Welcome to Minnesota!

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Last Entry for a while

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hi guys! This is probably going to be my last blog for the next 10 days or so. As I've mentioned before i'm going on vacation and I am not 100 percent sure yet if we are bringing the laptop or not. I do have myfitnesspal app on my phone for food logging and i'm also bring my pedometer so I can keep track of the steps. I was reading about the Mall of America yesterday and they will actually show you in the mall where you can walk 1k, 5k and even 10k. I thought that was kind of an interesting extra for an already huge mall.

I'm going to also remember my last two vacations and try to act accordingly. For example, in Seattle we walked A LOT but we also ate really crappy the whole time. Even though we are going to be at a mall and on vacation, I'm going to try to still make smarter choices then just nachos for every meal. In portland, I wasn't very active but tried to be conscious of calories still. I'm going to make sure even when we are just hanging out at my husband's grandfather house we still get out and go for a walk or maybe even find a local swimming pool.

If we take the laptopI'll try to update over the next few days, if not, see you when i get back!

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MICHELELYNN777 7/17/2013 10:21PM

    Enjoy your vacation! We will be here when you get back!

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CATHEMARIE 7/17/2013 9:46PM

    Have a wonderful vacation!


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JACKSGRAN 7/17/2013 9:18AM

    Enjoy. You need a break and the change of scene will do you good. Have fun emoticon

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SNS1968 7/17/2013 9:07AM

    Have fun!

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Macabre Kind of Day

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I woke up this morning at about 1am when my husband was just going to sleep. Per normal, I could not go right back to sleep so I got on the internet for a little bit. I went to my usual website and was stunned to see Cory Monteith had passed away. He was just 31. Normally, I take most celebrity deaths with a: well that was sad, but I didn't know them personally. However, for some reason this one has hit me extremely hard. I don't know if it's partially because Glee is my favorite show and I've spent the last few weekends re-watching all the seasons. Or if it's because he's my age. He's actually only 5 months younger than me. And I realize I don't have a drug problem (though to be fair that hasn't been determined to be the cause of death yet) I do have an obesity problem. Who's to say I won't go to bed one night, have a heart attack and never wake back up because of my weight?

To top it off, I'm not happy with my life. It's not because of any one particular thing but I always had higher hopes for myself. When I was in high school, it was not my dream to be in my 30's, fat and working a non college educated job. I was going to be a professor, or a doctor, or a lawyer. And then I got lazy. I got complacement and I've slowly watched my life drift out of my control. only, it's not every really been out of my control I've just been too lazy to really bring it all back into focus.

Today that all changes. I have been watching my calories and that will not change but I am going to be more conscious of how active I am. And I'm going to start going to the gym more. This week is a horrible example because I am going on vacation on Wednesday evening for a week but I'm going to the Mall of America so I will have plenty of opportunities to get steps in there. I also have goals in my mind. I want to own a house so I've started working on my credit again. I don't want to wait 4 years for all the weight to be off. I don't want to wake up in 10 years and wonder where my 30's went. I also don't want my husband to wake up one day and not be able to wake me up either.

Sorry if this post was a little on the depressing side today. It's where my thoughts are all day.

RIP Cory Monteith "Finn Hudson" May 1982-July 2013

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ALIHIKES 7/14/2013 8:51PM

    It is a tragedy that Cory Monteith died so young. I am really glad you are taking steps to make your life more rewarding, and to get more fit. You CAN achieve your dreams! emoticon

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DR1939 7/14/2013 12:24PM

    It's not too late to make changes. I went back to school in my mid-30s and, in the end, earned a Ph.D. I was 50 when I started teaching in a full-time position. I am not the only woman who has done this. I did it because my husband's family died young and mine lived long, so I decided I needed something to occupy myself. Fortunately both of us are alive at 73 and well on our way to 75.

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JACKSGRAN 7/14/2013 10:42AM

    I have to admit that I haven't seen the programme, but to die at such a young age is a tragedy. Well done for turning such sad news into a positive step. It's the first step - and you only need to take small ones. Make each one positive and before you know it you will be well on the way to becoming your desire. Just one step. You've made the first. We are all rooting for you.

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RAPUNZEL53 7/14/2013 8:59AM

  Good Luck! I loved Glee too and bothers me to see Cory die so young. He was a very talented person. I hope you get your house and everything else you want from life. Have a long, healthy and happy life!

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Down another pound

Monday, July 08, 2013

Weighed in this morning and was happy to see I was down another 1.2 pounds. If I keep this up, it will be 4 years before I hit my goal weight but 4 years does not seem like that long to finally be at a healthy and happy weight. Like I mentioned in a previous blog, I'm really focused this week on finding what drives me and what drives my happiness.

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ICEANGEL0531 7/8/2013 1:12PM

    Slower = longtime success, celebrate every weight loss

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JACKSGRAN 7/8/2013 1:11PM

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Every little pound that goes off slowly will stay off for good. Keep up the good work. Well done.

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