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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Well it's me again Margaret.....I know it's been a long time since I've been here. We were robbed on Halloween and it has left me angry, scared and resentful. I've never one to be scared to go walk/run at night or early morning but it happened while I was working out and I guess subconsciously I felt like if I had been here nothing would have happened.

I decided just to do it this morning. I laced up my shoes, grabbed Yume's leash and off we went. It felt really good and I felt proud of myself for getting back out there. Here's to getting back on track. Happy Saturday Everyone.

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MNABOY 12/15/2013 1:31PM

    Sorry you suffered the invasion. Criminals are self centered and cruel. I pray you and your family let the joy of Christmas be a light to dim the pain.

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CAROL494 12/14/2013 11:44AM

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Temp is dropping

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Well week 1 is complete and I weighed in at 272 which means I'm 4 lbs down from last week. The alarm went off this morning at 5 and I got up and headed out the door. It felt so great outside. The temp has dropped dramatically in the last few days. It was 47 degrees outside this morning and lord knows I am very hot natured so I loved it. I'm trying to run again after being very sick with bronchitis and I feel like I'm starting over at the beginning. I had my Gymboss set to do intervals of 2 minute walk and 1 minute run. It wasn't too bad but my lungs are just not as good as I would like them to be but it's a process like everything else. Then it was off to shower and go to work.

I got home from work and was so excited because Lancelot was supposed to make me dinner but low and behold he was nowhere to be found. My phones acting up (I think it's time to get a new one) so I texted him to see where he was. Needless to say I wasn't getting the dinner I was looking forward to. All of a sudden I get a FB alert from my niece in England that there's been a wreck in front of her dads house down the road that has literally taken out his driveway so I went to check it out. Turns out I knew the kid. He had blacked out and went into the ditch taking out my brothers mailbox and then hitting the culvert of the driveway which launched him in the air and rolled before coming to a stop. The whole front end of the car was gone. He came out of the wreck with a possible broken arm and the boy wasn't wearing his seatbelt. DUM DUM DUM. I'm just grateful he was ok. There's a weird rise in the road there and my brother has had 4 big accidents land in his yard since he's lived there. Well I hope everyone has a great week. Next weigh in is Monday. See ya then. KK


Starting Over again......

Monday, September 30, 2013

We all do it at one time or another. Start over. Today I'm starting over again. I have been off my weight loss game for about a month now and the last 2 weeks I was literally benched from activity by a case of Bronchitis which I did to myself. Aprox 3 years ago I quit smoking but once in a while I will take a puff or two from a friend and almost immediately I feel what a bad idea it was deep in my lungs. I know, I know...you would think I would learn. Of course this time a beer or two was involved and it felt fine. That is until I woke up the next morning. Drainage, scratchy throat, runny nose, and the dreaded cough. By the next day I couldn't take a full deep breath because a heaviness was in my chest. I was supposed to play softball that night on my Coed team and I knew I wasn't going to be able to breath and run the bases. By noon I felt sick to my stomach and had to let my team know we needed a fill in player. Needless to say I've now missed 2 weeks of games all because of one cigarette. Bad choice!!!!! Well 1 bad choice leads to another. Due to my bad choice 2 weeks ago I haven't had to lung capacity to do any real cardio so I've gained......wait for it (cringe) 7lbs. Which leads me to starting over again.

Here's my official starting over pics along with Yume (who looks thrilled by the way).

276 lbs today, and my goal is to lose at least 76 lbs by my son's graduation in may but my ultimate goal is to hit 150. I intend to reach my goal by making better food choices and completing a minimum of 30 mins cardio 6 days a week. I'm still coughing my head off so it will be a gradual increase over the next couple of weeks. This week I plan on returning to softball so say a prayer. I appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and support. Remember there is no shame in starting over, the shame is in Not starting over. Change your thinking and for the love of God don't smoke.


Fun Day on the River

Sunday, September 15, 2013

This was my view all day. The weather wasn't too hot, the water wasn't too cold, it was just right. 6 Hours of Swimming and paddling with my family and friends made for a really fun day.
This is my daughter Sam on the left and her friend Jess getting ready to battle the river. I'm being dramatic. This particular river is one of the more tame float trips we take but because it doesn't have alot of current it does require you to paddle alot more. I took my kayak so I could get a nice workout. Because my kayak moves faster than the canoes or inflatable boats I would turn around and paddle back to my group to chat and then I would turn back around and get ahead of everyone and do it again. My core and shoulders are so sore today. emoticon I love that feeling of soreness. It lets me know I've done something to change my body which helps inspire me to keep going. The kids found an old rope swing right before we had to pull out and had a blast trying it out. Once I get down about 70 lbs I'll be right up that tree with them. Check out my little friend that tagged along for the ride. A baby frog we named Clarence.
I can't wait to go again next weekend!

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YUMES_HUMAN 9/30/2013 10:50AM

    MNABOY, it was the Illinois River

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MNABOY 9/15/2013 11:57PM

    great time! which river

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/15/2013 10:41AM

    Looks like a lot of fun. emoticon

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PICKIE98 9/15/2013 10:38AM

    Lucky buggers,you!!!!!!!

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A day at the Lake

Monday, September 09, 2013

No Pictures Please! lol This is my daughter sam preparing to get on the boat to do a little knee boarding. Teenagers.....they take pics of themselves all day long but you pull out a camera and they hide their face.
Yesterday the kids and I went to the lake with my best friend and brother Leon or whom I like to call Leonna and his wonderful girlfriend April. We decided to leave Yume at home this time. She likes to swim but wants me to hold her in the water most of the time. lol Crazy dog. It was a beautiful day. It wasn't super hot and the water wasn't super cold- and there wasn't alot of other boats and jet ski's. We setup a base came on the shore and took turns on the boat since we can only have 4 at a time.
1st up was knee boarding fun. My 3 kiddo's love to knee board so Uncle leon took them out first while April and i swam. Then it was April's turn to try it and she understood why I don't do it. Right now i just don't have the upper body strength to pull myself up in a kneeling position and oh how I've tried. That is definitely something to work on for next year.
Once the kids finished knee boarding we took a break for our picnic lunch we packed. Just simple stuff like sandwiches etc. Next up was tubing fun and I was first in line. Leon always works hard to whip you around and throw you off but I was truly amazed that I was able to hold on and shift my weight enough to stay on. My arms felt like limp noodles when i was done. I swear they stretched at least 6 inches longer. It was a really fun day and a great way to wrap up the summer even though it stays warmer here longer than most places.
Swimming and the sun always take it out of you so I came home and ate dinner and didn't last long. I bet I was in bed before 8pm for sure. emoticon Although it did make it easier to get up and workout today. i decided to do 20 mins on the stationary bike this morning since it was muggy outside. Trying to save my feet since i have a double header softball game on thursday and my heel is still kinda sore from last week.
Today's my day off but I'm thinking I'll go in and just leave early each day this week. I think I'll put a roast on to cook in the crockpot first to save time when I get home.

Hope everyone has a day full of Sparks!
Yumes_Human Karen


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