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Been Thinking

Monday, June 09, 2014

I've been thinking about my food and my weight. I got on the scale on Saturday morning just out of habit and I was 212 (probably because of a monthly visitor) and then again last night because I wanted to know how much Elijah weighed (weighs 43.5 pounds) and then mom got on the scale and she said it was my turn. I got on and it said 215 (again probably because of a monthly visitor and it was after 9pm and I have eaten my food and had stuff to drink). I have been eating within in my calorie range but most days it's been on the higher side of my calorie range. My calorie range is between 1430-1780. I am having trouble eating between 1200-1430 calories. I am not eating bad foods or anything. Plus my sodium has been over 2000 mg off and on lately. I am loving my spark people app and tracking my food everyday. It's becoming frustrating. I am so glad to be going grocery shopping this weekend. It'll give me a chance to get healthy foods.

My neighbor has my Biggest Loser DVD and her husband is trying to copy it. He has to download a program. I am so hoping it doesn't take them all week to burn this DVD. I have other DVDs that I can work out to but the boot camp is my favorite. I just have a feeling that I'm not going to get my DVD back until next weekend because these people are never home. She works until 5 and then she sits in traffic on her way to her parents house to get her daughter because they send her daughter to a private Christian school and there is no bus to take her to and from there. It's usually around 7 when her and her daughter get home. It's on rare occasion that they are home before 7. I try not to hang out with them very often because they drive me nuts.

So it's Monday. Today I am going to do laundry, clean my bathroom, finish the scarf for my biological father, and go to the fitness center. It shouldn't take me very long to finish the scarf. I am nearly done with it. It's looking so nice. It should only take me about an hour or so to finish it. I am hoping that Elijah sleeps in til at least 8 this morning. I didn't turn the TV off until 9 last night because Despicable Me was on and we both wanted to watch it. After I put Elijah to bed I listened to the book on CD while I followed along with the book. I am going to do that every night until I finish the book and the CD. At some point this week I am going to get the music CDs onto my computer so I can get them onto my phone. I am going to go online and see what new CDs there are so I can put them on hold and get the songs. I have only bought about $15 worth of music off of iTunes. I have over 100 songs on my playlist. A few of those songs I have gotten off of KLOVE when they were doing the free music. Some of the songs are off of the CDs I have here and the other songs are off of the CDs I borrowed from the library. So I am always looking for new songs and recipes. I ended up taking the cookbooks that I borrowed back because I didn't find anything really appetizing. I didn't want to keep them for very long because I have a few projects that I want to finish before sitting down and typing out recipes. I could always look online and do a copy and paste to get more recipes. I want to finish the scarf for my biological father, finish my flower hexagon afghan, and work on a latch hook pattern Elijah found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It has a fire truck on it. We have gotten a few fire fighter related decorations from Hobby Lobby. We got a light switch cover and a couple of signs, one of which was on clearance. The last trip we took we got a metal fire fighter badge. It's heavy. I saw it and I looked at the price and it was on clearance for $2.72. I was like oh snap we have got to get this because it's at least $20 or more and there was only one left. I'll have to take a picture of Elijah's fire fighter decorations after that last piece is hung up. Here's a picture of Elijah and his fire station.

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DEEKELLYE 6/10/2014 7:26AM

    I had my calorie range lower but then I found myself eating closer to 1400-1500 range often so I changed it to a higher calorie range.

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WESTERNSAGE 6/9/2014 11:31PM

    What a great picture of Elijah! It's fun to watch him grow and change. Thanks for sharing him. As for your calories, you might want to think of cutting them down and also adjusting your target range to help keep you on track. I found that the range that SP listed for me was too high, probably because of my age. But that's one of the joys of SP: you can participate in the decisions about your own body. No body assigns you "the only right" of anything. I found the 1200-1400 range much more reasonable for myself. Good luck!

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DEEKELLYE 6/9/2014 4:06PM

    Thanks y'all! When I weigh myself in the morning after I use the bathroom and before I eat or drink anything.

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EVIE4NOW 6/9/2014 9:50AM

  I think the worst time to weigh in is at night. Do it first thing in the morning wearing the same thing. Much more accurate then after a day of eating and drinking and maybe too much sodium. Your son is darling!!!

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SUNSET09 6/9/2014 9:30AM

  Stay true to you and you will do it! Keep up the good work and continua to stay focused! What a deal with the fire fighter badge! emoticon and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 6/9/2014 8:57AM

    Hope you get your DVD back soon.

Elijah is a cutie!! emoticon

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