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WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

whoops, I mean, where have *I* been???

Working like a crazy person, mostly. I hate it, but that's a very long boring depressing story. So I will skip it.

OH HI

Still been getting walks with Turtle Puppy, though not as brisk or as long as I would like, because, MAN IT IS COOOOOLLLD out there. AWFUL. I hate it. I am probably dealing with some winter blues.

But I finally hit a wall. I always have to. I was like I AM SICK OF THIS. Of feeling like I "can't" do anything to take care of myself.

Forget that. I'll do what I want. Work cannot run my life.

So this past weekend, Mr. Turtle and I went and finally (FINALLY. I've been talking about this since JULY) toured the town rec center. It's cheaper than the gym we used to belong to. AND THEY HAVE A GIANT POOL. GIANT POOL FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! And just to stop myself from possibly feeling like "oh it's a hassle to go" I timed the drive home. It is six minutes from my house.

SIX.

MINUTES.

So. No excuse. I used to walk 6 minutes to the pool; now I will DRIVE six minutes to the pool. We are going to go join up this weekend. Would've done it on the spot but they don't do joining on Sundays and you have to bring a bill doohikey as proof of residence, blah blah blah.

So that will be great. Lack of exercise is making me GROUCHY. Well... it's exacerbating everything ELSE that makes me grouchy. hee hee hee.

The honesty with myself continued last night... I was like. Yeah. Exercising will be great. but exercise alone is not going to make you lose weight! Your #1 problem is portion control! You eat to much! You gotta track, buddy.

So I weighed myself this morning. 257. OOF. We have crossed the No Man's Land 255 boundary, and OH NO, I DON'T THINK SO PEOPLE. I WILL NOT BE NO TWO SIX NOTHING NO SIR NO MA'AM.

And I already tracked my breakfast as I made it, my lunch once I decided what it will be, and my dinner, ditto.

I feel like my old self again.

Why have I been avoiding tracking for months, all "wahhhh it's harrrrrd"???? It took 5 minutes. And like I said: I feel like my old self again.

140 calories left for the day. I am saving them for dessert. Have a good snack - need to save it for the afternoon, that's when I need a snack the most.

Chicken is in the crock pot. Stuff to make butternut squash-bean-spinach soup on the side.

Already down 4c of water with a 3c bottle of practically no cal iced tea ready to go.


Again... I've been avoiding this why? I'm crushing it. I did this for MONTHS. I lost 50lbs. What's hard for who now? Shut up brain. I got this.

I'm a dumbpants. But I'm back. Cautiously optimistically back. Hopefully back right through the summer, and charging into the "overweight" category.

Sorry I vanished. I super missed you all. Here is a picture of Turtle Puppy saying NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DON'T WASH MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! hopefully that helps...

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LISAN0415 6/11/2014 3:55AM

    I was off the spark plan for a while.. had my baby, and I should have went right back on to tracking... but nope. I lost "baby weight" the first 3-4 weeks, then One week I saw no weight loss. I left the scale alone for 2 weeks, and WHAT THE HECK, I gained 4 of those lost lbs back!
That's when I knew I had to get back on track... This weight was not leaving on its own.

I haven't been super active with my workouts, but just tracking my food, measuring and planning a day ahead and I am already seeing results, and I haven't quite reached 3 full weeks on the plan. Can't wait to see where I am at in 2 months!

Lisa

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JUMPINJULIE 2/15/2014 5:24PM

    I missed you too. Have been going through the same issues for two months now what the heck. No more we can do this. Turtlepuppy is so cute.

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POMATOJUICE 2/13/2014 5:31PM

    Welcome back! I've been thinking about you! (Hey, not like that...)

I was wondering what you were up to, since you promised all sorts of updates in your last blog and then disappeared :P

Turtle puppy looks so sad!

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MINEA999 2/12/2014 11:32AM

    I have missed you desperately. I flounder without my peeps.

Turtle puppy getting a bath is super cute.

257! You can't let it go cause I'm hot on your heels - you don't want me to surpass you do you!? Don't let it happen!

It sounds like you have some good plans in the works to get better exercise. You can't let work rule your life! You already have a dog to do that.

Glad you're back!!!

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_MOBII_ 2/12/2014 11:30AM

    I am so glad to see you are back!!!!! (And turtle puppy tooooo!)

I have been to the point that work was running my life, it is no fun! I liked the paychecks, but that work-work-work-nothing-else-exists mindset is a cruddy place to be for sure!
I am so glad that you made your way back in to real life! Pull up a chair and have a cup o tea.
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*super big hugs*



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ADARKARA 2/12/2014 11:13AM

    WELCOME BACK!

I'm going to start handing out spankings to all absentee Spark Friends!

Seriously though, you can't let work run your life, because if you do, you won't HAVE a life. For srs.

Missed you!

Love Turtle Puppy!

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SENIMMO 2/12/2014 11:09AM

    SO glad you are back. Only 7lb gain? I could hate you if I didn't luv ya so much. I gained back 30 of last years 40 and haven't made a dent in it. But I also joined you on spark-massive fracture (way beyond break, rofl!)

So, you will join your rec center, and I will find a way to get my big butt back to the Y. We are both going to drink water, take our vitamins (gag), and measure/track our meals. Right?

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