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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Beautiful day here. 70's, breezy but hot in the sun. Holiday's are so much easier with the kids older and we don't have to do the big holiday thing. We actually just enjoy the day instead of going crazy, cooking, visiting dressing up. It helps that my family is still in Connecticut and we just have DH's family and my mom.

We went to Clearwater yesterday to see Pete's mom. Did her shopping, took out the garbage, I fixed her computer, got her mail, got pizza, hung out. She's losing a lot of weight, still on the oxygen, very tired. Losing weight is always bad with cancer. The lung cancer is not changed, its still there, just smaller and sticking in one place as far as we know.

Her 2 daughters (my sil) are just pissing me off so bad. They think she's faking being sick. Doesn't need to be on the oxygen, she's just being lazy.

One lives one mile away, the other 10. We live 90 miles away. We have to go there at least every other week, if not once a week, to do her laundry, shopping, run errands, whatever she needs. Thank God for the hospice nurses coming in twice a week to help her. If we were closer it would be great but we are not so this is what we do. OK enough, can't fix that, doing what we can, move on!

So I realized my weight was wrong on SP. I had the wrong scale weight, set it right. I've lost 36 pounds. Its sounds so little for all the work I've done to lose it. I'm not really "working" to lose it. I'm eating good and portion sizes and walking at least 4 miles every other day. But my walking is actually more because I tracked my dog walking with "Map my Walk" for a week and it turns out I'm doing at least 10 miles walking the dog. I used to track every little thing I did, now I only track it if its over a mile.
I don't get po'd if I have to walk the dog when its not my turn, I just look at it as more exercise for me.

My Zombies Run! has defiantly got me wanting to walk more because its so fun!

I am not losing very fast. I'm living like I'm on "maintenance" I guess, its the best description I can think of. I am losing, slowly because I have excess weight and am eating less then my body needs to use but its not a LOT less, I try to stick to 500 calories a meal, I try to burn 2500 calories a week. So those (OK interrupted by Jehovah witnesses), two things are creating a deficit in my stores of fat but its a small one so over time I am losing, its just taking a while. That's OK though because its not really hard, I mean its a lot more work to eat healthy because preparing your own meals takes a lot more effort then hitting the drive thru, and more shopping for fresh fruits, a lot more clean up time, but its worth it. I try to throw a bunch of veggies and fruits in my Ninja at least twice a week. The batch usually lasts two days so I'm eating it at least 4 days a week. Its like a smoothey, juice, pulpy drink but its all healthy! I'm seeing a HUGE spike in energy levels since I started doing this.

Walking with DH later, its been months since he's had the time so it will be great to do that again! He's going to replace my Polar watch battery so I can start using that again.

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    I know you said it seems like slow progress, but to me, it sounds like you're doing really great! I don't feel like I'm making progress at all, so I still find you to be quite an inspiration. :-)
    2143 days ago
    You're doing great! Small, manageable steps are much better than starving yourself. Sounds like you're doing just fine giving your body healthy food. :)
    2144 days ago
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