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  • Is it wasting time?

    5/27/2016 7:53:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had a mid day neurologist appointment today. My dad drives me, as the injections make me light headed, and it just seems smarter to have someone else drive in tat case. Anyways, I normally go out to their house around 8am and have coffee with them and visit a while in the mornings, so I did that... Read more

  • Puttering

    5/26/2016 9:57:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was just puttering around my apartment today. Got my weekly deep clean accomplished, as well as grocery shopping. I walked Cooper a few times, though only two times showed up as workouts on my tracker. It was about 82F today, which is a little too warm for him, so he wasn't real interested in w... Read more

  • Afternoon with mom

    5/25/2016 5:04:47 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Yesterday I had a migraine hangover and did a lot of nothing. Today, I stayed active in the morning, then borrowed the car from my brother and went and picked up mom to take her to a doctor's appointment. Afterward we went to a café, where she had a cup of coffee and I had a bowl of soup, then I t... Read more

  • Dates for trip to Wisconsin

    5/24/2016 4:23:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I sent a text message to my uncle to see how long we are going to be in Green Bay and Door County. We are leaving July 20th and coming back on July 23rd. So we're not going to be up there for that long. Him and my aunt are up there right now for a week. They're in Door County. So hopefully it will b... Read more

  • Slightly better

    5/23/2016 8:41:32 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Well I wasn't throwing up or crying today, so it was better than yesterday, but I still have a headache... just not an incapacitating one. Pain really kills my appetite. I am trying to convince myself to snack this evening, because my calories for the day are pretty low. I do NOT need to lose any... Read more

  • Pain

    5/22/2016 10:27:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The migraine hit this morning, early, I ended up calling my dad and had him come pick up Cooper and take him home with him, as I just couldn't cope with walking him today. Dad returned him around 7pm. It was a bad one. I threw up the anti-nausea medicine this morning, and ended up just crying mo... Read more

  • Day 14- Compliant... Challenge complete

    5/21/2016 2:37:28 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went out to mom and dad's to make lunch today. They don't mind eating to fit my plan. Sometimes I make something extra for them that I just don't serve myself. Today we had roast lamb (that I popped into a marinade when I got there this morning, early), Grilled eggplant with cheddar and stir frie... Read more

  • Day 13- Compliant... quiet day

    5/20/2016 5:47:13 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Spent most of the day just me and my dog... just the way I like it! Just got back from walking Cooper and popped dinner in the oven. It is just roasted vegetables and Italian sausage (and I will shake some Parmesan on after I dish it up), but sometimes simple is best. I eat that often, or a varia... Read more

  • Technology Won This Battle

    5/20/2016 10:43:00 AM, by KEELYJACK

    Yesterday I planned to start tracking my steps. I could not find my pedometer. The fitness monitor I have was dead and I could not find the charger. No problem I'll work it out today or this weekend. I thought about my goals and read some great articles on SP so I decided to be rave and weigh myself... Read more

  • Day 12- Compliant... cleaning up

    5/19/2016 5:08:36 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Spent some time cleaning my apartment today. It smells good in here right now. When I cook dinner the smells will change, and it will smell good in a different way. I try to do a deep clean at least once a week. Cooper felt like walking today. Took him out for half an hour early this morn... Read more

  • 3 days after endoscope and no meds

    5/19/2016 10:42:18 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Its been 3 days after my endoscope and I haven't had to take any of my medicine. That's good. If I had an upset stomach, I would have to take it. So far I haven't. My stomach has been sore but I think that its not another ulcer coming back. Its not that deep of a sore. Its like working on your core ... Read more

  • Days 11- Compliant... a little excitement for the evening

    5/18/2016 9:14:06 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Stayed within parameters of carbs and calories for my nutrition challenge. I am only doing it for 14 days, so I only have 3 days to go. I am probably going kayaking on Sunday, so I will probably eat a lot more calories that day, so it is a good thing I will be off the challenge by then. Coope... Read more

  • Week in Review

    5/18/2016 4:09:25 PM, by KEELYJACK

    So I'm back at this weight loss thing for a week now. I'm still not ready to step on the scale or measure myself. I'm too disappointed and I'm afraid the numbers would deter me. So instead I'm choosing to keep moving forward and evaluate my progress through behavioral changes and eating habits. I ... Read more

  • Day 10- compliant... all better

    5/17/2016 11:20:06 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper must have just had an upset tummy, because he was fine today. I even left him with mom and dad for the morning, so I could get errands and appointments taken care if, and they said he was chipper. I went to the Credit Union, grocery store, chiropractor, and went for blood work (and took... Read more

  • Results of 2nd endoscope

    5/16/2016 10:15:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today I had a recheck of my ulcer with a endoscope and I have good news. No ulcer and no more meds for the ulcer. That feels so good that I not have to worry about the ulcer again and no more taking the med for it in the mornings. That is one less thing that I have to worry about it. Dad and I are b... Read more

  • Day 9- Compliant... Sick doggie

    5/16/2016 9:51:05 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper was a bit off today. All he wanted to do most of the day was snuggle when he was inside and eat grass when he went outside. He did seem to perk up a little as the day went along, so I am hopeful that he will be okay tomorrow. Since Cooper was not as interested in walking today I went ... Read more

  • Life Brings Challenges

    5/16/2016 12:47:43 PM, by KEELYJACK

    Every day, sometimes it seems every waking moment brings a challenge. It seems easier to face if we know in advance what choice we will make in certain situations. Preparation is key to success. I made dinner last night for the family. Chicken, rice, artichokes and salad. Relatively healthy choice... Read more

  • Day 8- Compliant--- calm, but cold

    5/15/2016 6:23:08 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I refuse to put on my Winter coat or gloves, so Cooper's walks today have mostly been shorter, because it is COLD! It snowed a little earlier. (Maybe it was hail... whatever it was, it was white stuff spitting out of the sky in May.) I did take him for a longer walk this morning though, despite t... Read more

  • Back On Track

    5/15/2016 5:11:50 PM, by KEELYJACK

    Yesterday was crazy. I attended a gun safety class for women. I learned a lot and I respect the power of a gun. It consisted of 4 + hours of class time,a break for lunch then 2 + hours of shooting time. We ate at Wendy's. I had a half salad. I thought all was well. By the time I got home I was star... Read more

  • Day 7- Compliant... one week in the bag

    5/14/2016 5:17:45 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Made lunch for mom and dad today. We had crispy pork, and stir fried veggies. Dad said the pork was "perfect". Woohoo! He doesn't always notice his food, so that was a big deal. I thought the veggies were slightly overcooked, but that was just my opinion. Went for a short run before starting l... Read more

  • Weight getting back to almost normal

    5/14/2016 10:20:10 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, in a little over 2 weeks, I went from 183 pounds to 191 pounds. I was at the 191 pounds yesterday and I went to weigh myself this morning and I'm down to 186 pounds. So that's a 5 pound weight loss. I am happy that I am getting back down to where I was at before the gain. I think that my TOM h... Read more

  • Day 6- Compliant... resisting temptation

    5/13/2016 6:46:47 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have snack food in the house right now, but I am resisting temptation for another 12 days. I am sticking to my main meals, and healthy snacks... keeping my carbs and calories within the parameters of my challenge. It is not a hardship. It just takes a little determination to turn away from the ... Read more

  • Moving forward

    5/13/2016 1:53:47 PM, by KEELYJACK

    So I put on my jeans and they seem even tighter than they did on Monday. That can't be right, can it? I want instant results. 2 days of being on track equals success. As much as I would love that to mean I've significantly dropped a few pounds or loosened up a dress size, it doesn't usually happen t... Read more

  • Day 5- Compliant... on the losing team

    5/12/2016 10:28:30 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went to Trivia Night tonight. We were doing okay through the first two rounds, but fell apart in the third round. We talked ourselves out of four right answers. Doh! We actually wrote down the correct answers then scratched them out and put down wrong answers instead. In our defense... we wer... Read more

  • its not all a downer

    5/12/2016 4:51:56 PM, by TINYDANCER

    i have found on this site that there are not many who blog when they are in a crappy mood. Well, I never followed the bandleader. I seem to do better if I do write out my feelings even if they are not rosey. Today was ok. I did not ride my recumbent bike the past two days. I have been very orn... Read more

  • Day By Day

    5/12/2016 12:48:48 PM, by KEELYJACK

    Yesterday I decided to start on this new path towards better health and fitness. It is a plan I have had, even dreamed of many times. I am trying to be gentle with myself, to love me and cheer me on through my triumphs and trials. This is for me. I did 2 things well. I drank over 100 OZ of water a... Read more

  • Day 4- Compliant... a bit of a struggle

    5/11/2016 7:51:32 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was within parameters for carbs and calories, but it was a bit of a struggle to get enough calories today. I am still coping with little to no appetite. Not feeling hungry means I have to force myself to eat at the appropriate times, and sometimes I just can't deal with eating much. I just can'... Read more

  • A journey through life

    5/11/2016 3:18:09 PM, by KEELYJACK

    I have always loved food. I mean like insanely craved and adored certain foods. I mean like hide in the car to eat something decadent. Like I'd be too embarrassed to bring it home so I have to eat it all before I get there. Like I have to eat the last of this now because after this I'm going to eat... Read more

  • I've been failing

    5/11/2016 10:31:24 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    I need to focus on me thing .. Exercise or nutrition... I think once I get nutrition part down I'll have more energy for exercise .... I don't know ... Read more

  • Day 3- compliant

    5/10/2016 6:09:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had no trouble sticking with the plan today. Calories and carbs are within established parameters for the challenge. Got an extra early start this morning. Got in my yoga and a run, before I started my coffee to take with me to mom and dad's. I left Cooper with them while I ran some errands,... Read more

  • Day 2- staying on track

    5/9/2016 9:03:51 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Stayed compliant with carbs and calories today. Sometimes it is the little things that keep me on track... like cutting my half and half from 3 Tbs, to 2 Tbs...or choosing the whole milk Greek yogurt. I am not suffering or feeling deprived in any way, but my numbers fall within the parameters I se... Read more

  • back again........

    5/9/2016 4:19:08 PM, by TINYDANCER

    humongously huge, joints killing, mood is low and I am back again. tracking is the only thing that has EVER worked for me, so this time, tracking and compounding with Plus Points. If I want to live, really live, I have gotta stop this nonsense. I am feeling the horribleness in my mind and soul th... Read more

  • Rough night of sleep

    5/9/2016 9:57:16 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I had a rough night of sleep last night and it wasn't because of my sleep apnea. Its my TOM and it decided to be REALLY heavy last night making me get up at least an hour before I wanted to. I usually get up at 6am but I was up at 5am. I thought that it was bad yesterday before and after church but ... Read more

  • Day 1- Mother's Day... making choices

    5/8/2016 3:13:30 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got up early once again... for no good reason. I guess the good reason is that I get my yoga and a short run in before heading to my parents' house with the dog. I left Cooper with my parents this morning, as my brother, Jonathan, had requested my assistance in cooking Mother's Day lunch for the m... Read more

  • Lunch with mom and dad

    5/7/2016 10:05:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was up early again. No reason for it... I just was. Did my morning yoga, and decided to buy my morning coffee at Tim Horton's. Cooper doesn't mind, because this meant he got a Timbit, and he LOVES them! I make him wait to eat it though, until we get to mom and dad's and mom gets up and gets he... Read more

  • Results of sleep study with CPAP

    5/7/2016 8:44:54 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    A little over an hour after I posted yesterday's blog, I got a call back from the doctor's office. They said that I do need a CPAP machine. I told the nurse that I didn't feel like I really needed one and I told her why and I told her how I felt after I had the test. I told her that I sleep a lot be... Read more

  • Day 30- Final day of yoga challenge

    5/6/2016 4:34:33 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was up early this morning for no particular reason. It meant I could putter before starting my yoga routine. Cooper didn't get out of bed to "assist" me with my yoga today. Instead he curled up on my pillow, tucked his nose under his tail, and went back to sleep. Silly pup! After yoga, I went... Read more

  • Waiting to hear from the doctor about the results of sleep study with CPAP

    5/6/2016 10:45:06 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I called the doctor's office about an hour ago to see if they had the results of sleep study that I had 2 weeks ago last night with the CPAP. I am not going to wait for them to take forever like I did after the first one that I had without the CPAP. I waited over a month to hear the results of that... Read more

  • Day 29- Goal weight!

    5/5/2016 8:00:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I remembered to weigh myself this morning... I am just under my goal weight! Now I just have to find the calorie in/out balance to stay there. It didn't work so well last time. I lost too much, tried to regain a few pounds to reach a healthy weight... and regained 50-60 pounds. Yikes! I didn't ... Read more

  • Day 28- quiet day

    5/4/2016 6:05:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was just a nice quiet day with the dog and me. Walked him this morning after coffee with my parents... since then he hasn't really been interested, so I have mostly been pedaling and reading while he has been snoozing in the recliner. Speaking of books... the two I was expecting to arrive via U... Read more

  • Tentative date for trip to Wisconsin

    5/3/2016 10:22:46 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I got an email from my uncle who will be taking me to Green Bay and Door County. I have no idea on when we will leave to go up there but I do know when the shareholders meeting is going to be. July 21st. So it looks like we might leave somewhere between July 16th and July 18th. I am not sure w... Read more

  • Day 27- Running errands and stuff

    5/3/2016 8:30:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got up before my alarm... without Cooper's assistance... this morning, did my yoga, made ,y coffee, drove to my parents' house, drank my coffee, walked the dog and set off to run a month's worth of errands. First stop was the Credit Union. Got the transfers and withdrawals taken care of, then he... Read more

  • Yoga day 9

    5/3/2016 9:04:51 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    I skipped yoga for 2 days but did it today... I though it would be hard but it wasn't .. I still hate down ward dog but it's not as hard now yay! Had a big breakfast but I'm not fretting cause it was all healthy and I feel energetic and could keep going for hours .. Also the smoothies and bootie ch... Read more

  • Accomplishments

    5/2/2016 6:28:43 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    I was in the news paper today! I just finsihed a 13 week program that encourages women to work in male dominated trades and I'm feeling happy today and motivated all because of this article abut me talking about over coming obstacles and fears 💖... Read more

  • Day 26- Doctor's appointment

    5/2/2016 5:48:24 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was raining hard when I woke up this morning, but it started tapering off as I did my morning yoga, and was only drizzling by the time my coffee was ready and I was ready to head out to my parents' house. I still had to drag Cooper out of the building... he is SUCH a sissy about the rain. LOL! ... Read more

  • Lost 3 of the 7 pounds gained

    5/2/2016 11:24:49 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I lost 3 of the 7 pounds gained. I was at 190 pounds yesterday and today I'm at 187 pounds. I feel a little bit better. I'm back on the swing of things with my fitness and eating habits. I went off grid and had more than I needed on my sweets last week. I had them 3 extra times last week. Twice... Read more

  • Ugh! A 7 pound weght gain

    5/1/2016 10:34:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I gained 7 pounds since a week ago today. A week ago I weighed 183 pounds. Today I'm at 190 pounds. I had a somewhat of a stressful week. I tried not to have one but I did. Plus I had days that I didn't do much exercising because we were busy like with running errands where I was in a vehicle ... Read more

  • Day 25- foggy day

    5/1/2016 5:59:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was a damp and foggy day, so Cooper is uninterested in walking, but I got him out for a walk this morning before the drizzle started. I got a good start on the day. Got up early. Did my yoga. Went for a run. Went to my parents' house with my coffee and my dog. And then the rest of my day un... Read more

  • New month new start

    5/1/2016 1:15:46 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    So much is happening this month that's gonna change me for the good , I can't wait to start 💖💖💖 doing a 5 day smoothie booty challenge starting tmmr! ... Read more

  • Day 24- Typical Saturday

    4/30/2016 7:53:02 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Started my day with yoga, then took my coffee and the dog and drove to my parents' house for breakfast. Mom got some whole milk greek yogurt that is pretty wonderful. No bitterness at all. When my coffee was gone I took the dog for a short hike in their woods. We decided to keep things simple fo... Read more

  • The nerve of some people

    4/29/2016 10:42:32 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Wednesday night just before my dad and I got supper at a taco place, dad was talking to someone he knew from when he was truck driving. This person's wife comes over to chat. Then she asks the one question that you DO NOT ask an overweight person and the #1 question of my questions that I hate being... Read more

  • Day 23- surviving

    4/29/2016 8:57:24 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Some days I feel accomplished and energetic, and other days I am just surviving. Today was all about survival. I started the day with a migraine, and just never got going on all cylinders. It was a rainy day as well, so Cooper's afternoon walk was super short. That was actually fine with me, as ... Read more

  • Chunks and chubs and all

    4/29/2016 3:06:28 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    I had to make another post ... I ducking love how I look today ... To others I may not look good but I think I do and that's awesome for me .. So here's my self love for myself! Go me!... Read more

  • Yoga day 7!

    4/29/2016 12:50:22 PM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Still hanging there !! Lost a cpl pounds this week! Yay me and I even still pigged out on chips and chocolate .. And today I don't even have crazing for that! Anyways here's how k feel after yoga today! - happy - capable - stretched - hopefull - awake - motivated ... Read more

  • Day 22- easing into the day

    4/28/2016 7:59:29 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Didn't sleep much last night... and then Cooper woke me up early this morning. So, I did my morning yoga, then took him out for an hour walk, before indulging in my morning coffee. Still no appetite... but I will make myself eat something here. I am staying hydrated, just not hungry. I just felt... Read more

  • Thought that I plateaued but didn't

    4/28/2016 9:39:38 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I thought that I plateaued at 183 pounds but I didn't. I gained 6 pounds from Monday until yesterday. I was at 189 pounds yesterday. But I lost 3 pounds since then. I am now at 186 pounds now. I don't know how I did lose that much when I had sweets (broke down yesterday with the way that I was feeli... Read more

  • Yoga day 6 - 6 pack ab day

    4/28/2016 8:48:36 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Today's yoga was about stomach muscles , only 24 mins but it felt good - getting easier - longer stamina - relaxed -happy ... Read more