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7/22/17 9:58 A

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Becky, you are always so busy, it is true!! I don't know how you do it all. Good luck carving out time to take care of yourself--you have to put on your own oxygen mask before you can assist others!

Kelly, thinking of you, hope everything is going better.

Emme, sounds like you are enjoying your trip! My company still has a travel freeze and although I really enjoyed it for the first few months, now I am feeling like going somewhere again.

Ryan, good luck with getting your hotel and everything settled. I am sure it will work out. Have a great time!

Judy is flying here on Wednesday! I am taking 3 days off work while she and my sister are here. Looking forward to it!!

I am on a new med that is supposed to help with my hot flashes/night sweats/sleepless nights. As a side effect, it seems to be cutting down on my appetite! I just don't feel as hungry. Crossing my fingers! emoticon

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7/22/17 6:21 A

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Ryan, I hope they have a room waiting for you. If not, go hang out at the pool and drink mango daiquiris. Have a wonderful time with Emme!!! Don't forget to post photos.

Erika, I admire your attitude. I'm going to work on having a more positive attitude towards the scale. You have overcome so much with all your injuries, work schedule and everything else. And you are losing!!!!!

Judy, weren't you flying down to see Erika soon?

Kelly, emoticon

I was so ready for a weekend. I had six parent conferences this week. I have a meeting with the parents of the kids who will be graduating this year Monday night and four more conferences next week. I'm trying desperately to arrange them around my exercise routing but it's not always possible. This is a busy time of year (but I seem to say that all year long emoticon ).

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7/22/17 4:32 A

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per usual, hubby left packing for the last minute. he got home from work after 6:00 and sometime after 9 was finishing packing. i couldn't go to sleep because he always needs my help for something (like a minor sewing repair at 9:00) then i was so full of anxiety that i couldn't sleep. and i am dreading the thought of arriving in nashville at 9:30 and not being able to check into the hotel until 4. please keep your fingers crossed that they'll have a room available.

next post will be from nashville. happy saturday, all. emoticon


-ryan

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7/21/17 11:36 P

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Ryan, I'll be arriving sometime Sunday - not quite sure yet - hope in the afternoon, but it may be the evening. I'll be in touch Sunday, unless it's late.

Erika, not gaining is a good goal -- you're so active, it must be frustrating.



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wow, erika, that year went by fast! i think your goal to just not gain is a good goal. especially with your new knowledge of how your metabolism works. sometimes it's easier to lose when you're not trying so hard.

-ryan

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

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7/21/17 10:27 A

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Emme and Ryan, I hope you enjoy your visit!

I went to the last meeting of my research group last night, I can't believe it has been a year! And I am heavier than I started...BUT I have lost 5 pounds from my heaviest weight, it took a little over 2 months. And my new biggest goal is---I will never gain weight again. I may lose a little here and there, I'm definitely going to keep trying, but gaining is just the worst. I have accepted that any time I relax and throw in the towel, that means I will gain. Period.

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i feel so overwhelmed right now. i'm not really sure why, because i'm pretty organized for packing, but i'm getting a headache and my stomach hurts. worst of all, i have no motivation at all. i know i'll get it all done, but...

emme, when will you get back to nashville? i think you have my cell # do give me a call when you arrive. so looking forward to it!

-ryan

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7/21/17 9:15 A

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Hey from Knoxville. I spent a nice three days with family in Nashville, and am here for a conference, then go back to Nashville this weekend. So looking forward to meeting you, Ryan.

Just a quick shout out to all. I need to get showered and downstairs to meetings. I've had a lazy morning so far, but needed it. It's been an intense social few days and I'm enjoying some alone time.

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7/19/17 3:40 P

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yes, erika. we leave at the crack of dawn on saturday. almost literally, since we have to leave the house between 4:30-5 in order to get to the airport in time. and on monday, i finally get to meet emme! i'm looking up things to do in nashville; there's so much to choose from.

i have so much to do to get ready, that i'm taking the rest of the week off from the gym. it's takes a long time to pack when you have to try on everything. i have no idea what fits and what doesn't anymore. but, thanks to erika, i am posting my too big clothes on buy nothing and slowly getting things out of the house. i was also able to get a few things from there that will be interim clothes.

-ryan

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

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7/19/17 2:01 P

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Hi all! Becky, so nice to see such a nice long note from you. I am so glad you are doing well and the school program sounds great.

Ryan, are you leaving soon? This weekend? I bet you are excited!

I am very busy at work and my tracking on MFP has slacked off as a result. I have decided that I either have to track on MFP or I have to weigh every day. Going without either one is how I gain weight. I am ok with taking a break and staying the same, but I am NOT ok with gaining!!!

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Kelly, it sounds like you are figuring out the best way for you to handle your depression. It's wonderful that you are able to tell your boss and co-workers and know that you will be supported!!

Ryan, the hankerchief idea sounds nice. The young woman who works with me is getting married at the end of the month and her mother is an incredible crafter. The invitation to the bridal shower came attached to a lavender filled bag that she embroidered (and filled from lavender in her garden) and at the shower she gave out beautiful bags that she made. I envy people who can do things like that!!

Erika, it sounds like you had a great hike. I really force it when I hike (or walk) with my DH because he hikes hard. And sometimes it's nice to just smell the roses.....

Emme, be sure and post pictures of your get-together with Ryan. I guess you'll be taking advantage of the Nashville music scene while you're there.

School started again yesterday and the kids actually worked really well yesterday. Sometimes after a few weeks at home you practically have to start over with them. We are studying inventors and inventions this month and it has been a lot of fun doing the planning. I had forgotten how interesting the history of the process of developing so many of the things that we have and use on a daily basis. I made a really cool inventor's box to put in the classroom for all our mini inventors. I'm interested in seeing what they come up with.




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I'm probably going to tell my coworkers too. They're good people and I'm just feeling less and less like they're going to treat me differently if they know.

Honestly one of the biggest reasons I think I'm feeling better is just knowing without a doubt that I'm supported.


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kelly, i'm so happy to hear that you're getting support from all sides. there's nothing harder than a struggle that meets resistance from the outside. keep on popping in and let us know how you're doing. emoticon

erika, good for you for listening to your body. i did the same thing today. i skipped my killer class this morning because i won't be able to do it for the next 2 mondays. i figured that after being out for 2 weeks, it would be the same soreness when i go back. no use suffering this week, too. instead i did almost an hour on the treadmill and my arm workout.

emme, i can't believe that in a week we'll be meeting. i'm really excited!

judy, have a wonderful visit with erika and bella and the rest of the clan.

becky, hope all is well with you.

i've decided to embroider hankies to give to the bridal party at jared's and raina's wedding. i'm working on designing it right now. i wanted to do something special for the ladies from me. it will have their initials, a heart and the wedding date. i need to get started because i'/m making 12.1 bride, 5 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, 3 aunts and 1 "grandmother". it will give me something to do on the flight to nashville.

have a great rest of today, everyone.

-ryan

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7/17/17 10:48 A

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Feeling so relieved that work isn't giving me any trouble about this time off. My boss even said if I need anything else to just ask. I just sat down in his office and downright told him why I was hospitalized and why I'm doing this partial program. I always expect for these things to be met with judgment but overall I've found acceptance.


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7/17/17 10:21 A

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Hi all, Happy Monday!

I had a nice hike up a mountain with DH yesterday. When we were about an hour from the top, I decided not to push myself into sore-muscle disability like I did two weeks ago, so I told him to go on to the top without me and I turned around there. I had such a pleasant couple of hours walking slowly back in the direction of the trailhead, stopping whenever I felt like it and enjoying the forest. This morning I am a bit sore and tired, but I'll be able to do yoga today and bootcamp tomorrow, which if I had really pushed it on the hike would maybe not have been possible. And I still got 37K steps yesterday, so I got a good workout.

Judy is coming to visit me next week! It is very exciting. She and her DH are actually flying down to San Diego from my sister in Montana. We are going to the Book of Mormon which is extremely inappropriate but fun.

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7/15/17 4:39 P

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Burpees, ugh. I actually like battle ropes, though. Good aggression release emoticon .

Erika, good to hear your shoulder is doing better.

Work continues... but going to a party later on. Don't really want to, but we said we would. Fortunately, it's nearby so if I want to leave and DH wants to stay, I can walk home. emoticon

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Thanks Ryan! Now I know, battle ropes! And yes, I am the worst one in the group as well. But what the heck, I am getting a little bit better, and my shoulder is definitely better, so who cares if I'm the worst? I may be worse than the other 9 people in the class, but I bet I am better than tons of the ones who are on the couch instead of out at bootcamp!

And size 10?? You go girl!!! emoticon

p.s. I also hate mountain climbers and burpees!!!!!!!!

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erika, they are called "battle ropes" and i hate them! when i did the weight loss challenge at my gym, they were often part of the saturday morning workout. i think i was the worst one at them. i've done them a few other times with my trainer, but that's the one thing i complain about. actually, not the only one. i complain about mountain climbers, too. i would also complain about burpees, but so far nobody has asked me to do them...thank goodness!

nsv: size 10 jeans!!

-ryan

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7/15/17 10:12 A

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Happy weekend everyone!

Kelly, so great to hear from you, I hope you are able to get through this difficult period. emoticon

I lost another 0.6 pounds...so ridiculously slow to lose weight, even though I am putting in so much work. I will work on being grateful that the scales is moving at all, and that it is going in the right direction.

NSV: at boot camp we have to do those terrible heavy ropes, I don't know what they are called, but you grab them and shake them repeatedly up and down. The other day I realized that the rope was feeling "lighter" than it used to, and I am able to swing it a little bit better. I think those ropes are the reason that my shoulder mobility and strength has improved so much.

Today I am doing pilates with a friend, then going to ride my bike a bit, and then tomorrow a big dayhike with DH. Sounds like fun! emoticon

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Kelly, you really have had it hard!! I will also be praying for you. Thank goodness you are getting the help you need and lots of support. emoticon

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oh, kelly, i'm so sorry. but i'm so proud of you for taking the steps necessary to get your condition under control. it's hard, it's a struggle, but if you have support (and you do) you can do it! hang in there. i'll pray for you.

-ryan

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Sorry about that guys. Admittedly I was isolating again and my meds were doing funky things to my mood....turns out I'm bipolar. I was also dealing with a lot of suicidal ideation and when I went to see my psychiatrist he strongly suggested I go inpatient for a few days....which I did. I'll also be starting an intensive outpatient program for two weeks next week.


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7/13/17 11:27 P

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Wow, such good news from all of you today!! I really enjoyed reading the posts.

Becky, you dodged a bullet! So great that you actually lost weight! And I am glad to hear that you are motivated as well. Were you able to get to do yoga at some point during your vacation? I hope you have been able to take some time for yourself.

Ryan, you sound like a different person lately. Do you remember how you used to barely exercise at all???? When you described your killer class, I thought, uh oh, she overdid it and now she is going to be demotivated. But it was exactly the opposite--you can't wait to rise to the challenge again! You go girl! Also, I am also one of the lucky ones who has not had to color my hair, mostly because my mom gave me great genes and I am just now starting to go gray (thanks Judy!!).

Emme, just saw your post, sounds like a tough re-entry. Hang in there, the weekend is coming!!!

Thursdays is my tough day because I do bootcamp in the morning and yoga at lunch. It was really very challenging today and I am glad that it is behind me. I also am in a great exercise phase right now because all of my usual injuries (shoulder, hip, knee, back) are doing pretty well--knock on wood!! So I feel like now is the time to exercise as much as I safely can, so that I strengthen everything to guard against future injury. Then I can get into the "virtuous cycle" instead of the vicious cycle, where injury makes you unable to exercise, so you get less fit and then even more prone to injury. emoticon

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i am one of the only people i know that has never colored my gray. i'm lucky, though, because it grew in nicely and some people have actually asked me if the gray was highlight. i'm too lazy to keep up with coloring.

went to training today. it felt great. then i did 45 minutes on the bike. tomorrow is yoga and then the weekend off. monday i'm going back to killer class. i hope it will be a little better so that i can spin on tuesday. we leave for nashville a week for saturday and i don't know how much exercise i'll get in while away. i always plan it, but, the best laid plans...

time to head to a doctor's appointment.
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-ryan

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Ryan, I can't believe I haven't posted for a while, either. Returning has been hard - work has been one clusterf*** after another. It's amazing how much the university puts all their eggs in certain baskets--namely a single person in a department--and then, that person feels overworked and quits--and NO ONE knows how to do anything that person did.

So yes, looking forward to meeting Ryan in less than 2 weeks. I actually leave next Monday, but then will see Ryan the following Monday.

Erika, the 'going hungry' thing is hard. Our bodies are just not built to deal with it very well, evolutionarily speaking. I hope you find solutions.

Becky--I haven't had the nerve to go gray. Crazy, no? DH is completely gray -- really white. He started going gray when he was 18, apparently. It looks good on him. I'm too mousy to pull it off.

Judy, good to hear from you. I got a haircut yesterday, too... Not much of one, but it definitely feels better.

Kelly, hope all is well there.

So, I need to get ready to go to campus... meetings this afternoon and interviews tomorrow. We are bursting at the seams with students - a first in a couple years, so we're in full hire mode.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon becky!

-ryan

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Wow, Ryan, you are impressive. I am so jealous of all the wonderful classes that your gym offers. I would love to try some. You are a force of nature these days. Keep it up!!

I met with my nutritionist yesterday and my weigh in wasn't as bad as I had expected. I actually lost a little weight. And I'm motivated again.....

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wow, how did i let so much time pass without posting? i didn't even realize how long it's been until i noticed how much i've missed.

emme, welcome home. 2 more weeks and we meet; i'm really looking forward to it. that also must mean that you're not home for long, though. just enough time to do your laundry?

erika, i also agree that i'd rather be hungry during the day than at night. i think my body has adjusted, though, because i don't get hungry too often.

judy, what amazing travels you have. i hope your husband's foot feels better soon. do you need the name of a good podiatrist? emoticon

becky, your vacation doesn't sound like much of a vacation; i'm so sorry for that. i guess when you run the school you don't get the time off like teachers do.

kelly, how's everything with you? pop in and let us know what's happening. we worry.

i tried another new class on monday. it was killer and i haven't been able to workout since. i hope i can tomorrow because i have training and i don't want to cancel. i couldn't believe how much i felt it in my whole body, moreso today than yesterday. icould hardly walk. i can't wait to do it again next week!

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-ryan

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Judy, so good to hear from you!! I hope you and your dog are enjoying your haircuts and your DH has gotten some pain relief for his foot. What a dream trip!! When are you guys heading south again?

Erika, I'm sorry that there is no other option to the "just being hungry" plan. Does dividing up the meals to more frequent and smaller meals help? I agree....I'd rather be hungry during the day than at night....though it's been awhile since I've been hungry. emoticon

My nutritionist postponned my appointment. I see her this morning after I get home from the gym. I'm ready to deal with bad news.. I'm with Judy....junk food doesn't feel good the second you swallow. It's time to be kind to my body again.

I'm officially letting my "freak flag fly"....as my DF calls letting your hair turn gray. A new cut and lots of gray. It'll take awhile for all the old dye to grow out....

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Erika that sounds like a difficult solution to a lifelong problem. I really think I have the same issue. I look forward to seeing you and trying to get motivated to improve my discipline. I don't feel good about what I am doing. Eating junk does not bring me happiness. Yesterday my DH and I picked 3 qts of wild huckleberries by climbing around the brush and trees on the mountain side. We are trying to regroup for the rest of our trip. Tomorrow the dog gets a haircut, thursday I get a haircut and my DH sees the doctor for a very debilitating plantar fasciitis.

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Becky, take it easy on yourself, you do what you can do. Something is much better than nothing.

Ryan, you have lost so much! Keep up the great work!

Emme, good luck with the reintegration with your daily routine.

Kelly, hope things are going ok still?

Judy, we miss you posting!

I got all my blood work results. My a1c (which is a longer-term measure of blood glucose) was 5.2, which is at the low end of the normal range. Basically, I have to do a better job of just living with hunger. My blood sugar is naturally low, and unless I eat a lot of junk food or something (which I don't), the chances of a serious hypoglycemia are low. So I just need to get used to being hungry. I am really working on that now, had more of a calorie deficit yesterday than I have had in a while. The hunger does mess up my sleep, so my latest plan is a big breakfast and big dinner, but light on lunch. Being hungry during the day is much easier than being hungry at night.

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Emme, welcome back!!! It sounds like you had a dream vacation. And I agree....the eagle shot was incredible. You and Ryan will be hooking up soon in Nashville, won't you?

Erika, I was hoping you were going to be granted a "miracle cure" by your endocrinologist emoticon , but more of the same hard work is the verdict. We all know exactly what we have to do. Why is it so hard???? How scary for your DH to have high blood sugar. Is he just going to cut out lots of sweets and see how it goes? Mine was about that high when I was in the hospital right before my hysterectomy, but it was stress. Stress can mess with everything!! Be careful on the bicycle!

Ryan, keep up the good work. You're kicking everyone's butts in the exercise department.

Judy and Kelly, emoticon

I am so disappointed in myself. More than a week has gone by on our mini vacation and I still haven't begun re-booting. I have worked all day every day and have the classroom ready but still have to get parent conferences ready and more planning and admin work. I have not been eating well or exercising as much as I should. What a slump!! But the nutritionist comes this afternoon and hopefully the bad news will shock me back on track. I think hearing about my cousin's cancer helped with the emotional eating I've been dealing with, but that's not an excuse. emoticon



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Emme, your trip sounds amazing!! And the bald eagle pic looks like a professional shot! I am so glad you had such a great time.

Well, ladies, a series of (unfortunate?) events has caused me to borrow a bike from a friend and sign up for a charity ride this fall. Although I really like spin class, being on a real bike is a whole different thing. I am going to ride only on flat trails and not on the road, at least for now, until I get the hang of it. And I am not using cages or clips on the pedals. I don't care at all about speed, just want to get out there and try something new. emoticon

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I'm back! The ship docked in the middle of the night, but I am home just a couple hours. It was a great trip - so many things to tell. Mostly saw hundreds of whales, otters, eagles... no moose or bear, but lots of evidence of bears. It was relaxing, too food and wine filled, but at least got some good hiking days in, on the boat and off.

But, I did get motivated to exercise more and lose weight. My stateroom had too many full length mirrors. Ugh. And, hiking should be easier. Now is the hour, as they say. Ryan, you're my inspiration.

Becky, I'm glad you're getting a much-needed break.

Judy, I can imagine you're getting ready to see home again. I wasn't gone long enough to feel that way, but I could see it coming if I'd been away longer.

Kelly, hurray for a good day! Congrats on the raise.

Erika, the hike sounds killer. Good work.

Unpacking, laundry, work catch-up, etc. etc. on my list. Coming home is hard!

In case you didn't see it on FB--an eagle that was in a sanctuary in Ketchikan. She was amazing...



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Ryan, you are amazing! What a workout! I did spin this morning but did not sleep well last night, so I took it pretty easy during the class. According to my Fitbit, I only burned half the calories that I usually burn! Oh well, at least I went, that is better than sitting on the couch!

With so much talk about blood sugar levels lately, my husband asked me to measure his this morning. He was 107 (fasting) which is pre-diabetic! Yikes! He is super-fit of course, but he does eat a lot more sugar than I do, that is for sure. I think he better watch it a little more closely.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!



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erika, sorry about you having to be hungry so much. on the up side, i have a friend who was hypoglycemic and, as she aged, her sugar rose like yours. unfortunately, hers continued to rise and she became diabetic.

i think i was a little over ambitious this morning. i did an hour class of power yoga. i rested a bit then did my leg workout. after another short rest, i did 30 minutes on the treadmill. i originally planned on 45 minutes, but my legs had ideas of their own. i couldn't even keep up to my normal speed, which is not very fast to begin with. well, at least it's friday which means 2 days off.

i'm thinking of trying a new class on monday. it's called 20/20/20. 20 minutes of cardio, 20 of strength, and 20 of yoga and stretching. i'll probably decide at the last minute. i'm always so intimidated by new classes.

have a great weekend, everybody! emoticon

-ryan

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Ryan, sorry about all the sleep/headache issues! You are smart to listen to your body.

I finally had my endocrinologist appointment today. It was very interesting. The good news was, I really liked the doctor, she was smart. The bad news was, there is no magic pill (what a surprise). My hunch, that my hypoglycemia issues are getting better as I am getting older, she said was likely true. The issues that push many people towards Type 2 diabetes are likely pushing me more toward a normal blood sugar profile--higher blood sugar is bad for many, but good for me, since I started out too low anyway. I am doing a lot of blood tests, but the bottom line is that probably everything is within the normal range. She tested me right there in the office, since I said I felt hungry (even though I just ate an hour before). My blood sugar was 81, which is low, but not pathologically so (which is under 70). So the bottom line is, the doc says I am the kind of person who will often be hungry, and I just have to live with it, and not eat! emoticon

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this week seems to be jinxed for me. i didn't sleep last night; woke up at 3:30 and couldn't fall back to sleep. finally at a little after 5 i fell asleep until almost 7. no sleep meant cancelling my training session for today. emoticon at 9:40ish, i decided to take a nap and slept until 11:30. when i woke up, i had a brutal headache. took some ibuprofen with no relief, so i had to go for the migraine medicine. in other words, i spent the day in bed until 2:30, when i finally felt better enough that i got hungry. so now my exercise and eating schedules are both messed up. at least my calorie count should be low today!

here's hoping tomorrow doesn't get sabotaged. i've got yoga in the morning and then my leg workout. hopefully i can get some extra cardio in there, too.

-ryan

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"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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oh, i hate when that happens!

yesterday we had a lovely day at jared's and raina's. raina is on nights this week, so, sadly, we didn't get to spend that much time with her. ethan had a blast playing with the cat!

since i didn't get to the gym monday or tuesday, i did a triple workout today. 45 minutes on the recumbent bike, my wednesday core class, and my monday arm workout. i was at the gym for a very long time, but i felt great when i was leaving.

i hope everybody is having a wonderful week. only 2 more days until the weekend.

-ryan

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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Aargh, I had a nice long post blown away by a wrong keystroke. emoticon

So this is the short version!

Ryan, I love that you are my MFP buddy and we can motivate each other over there. I can't believe that you have logged in to MFP every day for 5 whole months!!! emoticon

Becky, I hope you enjoyed your nice vegan restaurant. Keep us posted on how your cousin is doing.

Emme, hope Alaska is awesome!

Kelly and Judy, emoticon

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erika and becky thanks for the support. i really felt lazy, though, yesterday. i kept looking for things to do. (and i'm pretty much a couch potato outside of the gym) i think, even though i may not be active, i need to feel that i've accomplished something.

we're going to jared and raina's for a cookout today. i'm so glad they both have the (same) day off. i'm bringing tossed salad and fresh fruit so i'll have at least those good choices. becky, i'd rather have falafel and hummus than hot dogs, too.

have a great day, all, and
G-D BLESS AMERICA!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Erika, that sounds like a wonderful hike....and an amazing workout. I'm glad to hear your ankle wasn't bothering you. And emoticon on opting for healthy food after your hike.

Ryan, you are doing so well. Don't worry about occassionally opting out of a workout. I have a hard time sleeping, too. I have been awake since 1:00 and it's going to be a looonnng day.

Happy 4th of July!! I am going with two friends to the vegan restaurant (hotel) for lunch today. I was looking at their menu and know exactly what I want.....falafel and hummus. No hot dogs for me today. emoticon



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Hi all! Returned yesterday evening from a killer backpacking trip. DH didn't want to use one of his precious vacation days if he didn't have to, so we compressed our hike up Mt. San Gorgonio into two days. That meant that yesterday we had 2300 ft of elevation gain (up to 11.500 ft) and then 5000 ft of descent. (That descent is equivalent to going all the way down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon from the south rim.) I am very happy because everything seems to have held up--if my knees and my foot are ok after that descent, then they are in pretty good shape! But it was painful. I am very happy that today I am working from home and it is likely to be a quiet day.

I am proud of myself because when everyone else was planning on mega junk food after the hike, I went instead to the nearby grocery store. I got some salad and chicken from the deli there instead of all that super-fatty burger and fries stuff.

Ryan, you probably need a break from your workouts! Listen to your body. And congrats again for all of the weight loss, you are doing so well!

Becky, it is great to hear from you! Good luck with your reboot! I think work stress makes it so hard to stick to a plan. I am very lucky that my work stress is manageable lately.

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wow, quiet weekend. i hope everyone is enjoying themselves and celebrating the birthday of our great country!
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for the first time in a while, i totally don't want to go to the gym. i haven't slept well in a few nights and i'm just exhausted! even as i'm typing this, i'm struggling to keep my eyes open. the holiday has already messed up my schedule and now i'm not sure what i'll end up doing.
emoticon ugh!

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i'll be back later for a real post, but...

...it seems to have stuck; 148.8 this morning! emoticon

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Hola todas!!!!! Today is our last school day before having two weeks off. My DH and I were going to the beach for five days, but I cancelled it since I don't know when I'll be going up to Texas to visit my cousin who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. So....I'll be cleaning the classroom, putting out new materials, planning conferences and all that fun stuff. But at least it will be a break from the kids and (some) very obnoxious parents. emoticon

I am determined to get myself "centered" during the break. It is my #1 priority. I'm going to go to the gym in the morning for these two weeks and I want to do more walking and yoga. I also need to get back to my meditation practice. And I am definitely going to find time for a few fun afternoons. Tuesday I'm going with three friends to an Israeli owned vegan hotel/restaurant near here for lunch and a relaxing afternoon. (Erika and Judy, you went by it on your way back to San José from here...."Lands of Love" on the road to San Ramón).I have an appointment with my nutritionist on the 8th. I need to get back on track there, too. So lots of personal work to do...but I'm looking forward to it.

I will scroll back and read all the posts so I can see what you guys are up to!!!! emoticon

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Ryan, congrats on yoga!!! Excellent! Remember to focus on your own mat

Kelly, congrats on the raise! That will definitely put a smile on your face. emoticon

Judy, nice to see you posting here. It is definitely harder to take care of your personal needs for downtime, etc. when you are traveling. Take care of yourself! emoticon

We are heading for a backpacking trip for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately we (uncharacteristically) did not plan in advance to get a permit, so that means a 4:30am departure from home so that we can stand in line at the ranger station 30 minutes before they open. Hopefully that will be enough time so that we get a permit! emoticon

Enjoy the 4th and I'll chat with you guys when I am home again! emoticon

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I am starting to get back on track with eating. I am eating for emotional reasons right now and not hunger. Ugh!. Emme Alaska must be nice this time of year. MT is nice too. Glad to be away from the FL heat but I am starting to get homesick. Bought 3 cute shirts today which I haven't done for a long time so that is nice. Becky I know your work is really demanding. Kelly congrats on the raise. Ryan you are so amazing. I have seen you grow so much. Erika you have a really demanding job. As I age I need more down time.

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going back to yoga tomorrow. wish me luck! emoticon

-ryan

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kelly, that's awesome. congratulations! focus on that happy feeling. remember how it feels and try to recreate it when necessary. it takes practice, but you can do it!


149.4 again today! maybe it's going to stick this time!

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"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
(Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908 - 1973)

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Not in the mood to do class stuff but otherwise having a good day. I haven't felt this happy in a long time. Good things are happening and I'm feeling happy in response :) (I got a raise!)


~Kelly~

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Yep. I've decided getting fully well is top priority, followed by relationships, work, class, chores and only then maybe weight. Yes, I've gained a little. It wasn't unexpected and unless my doctor is I have no reason to be either. I think me sleeping well is probably more important right now.


~Kelly~

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Ryan, sounds like you are really on the right track!! So impressive!

Kelly, one step at a time, and you just have to do what you can as you can do it. Beating yourself up would just be counterproductive.

I am envious of Emme and Judy, I am sure they are having a great time!

And I really miss Becky...I hope she is doing well and comes back to say hi soon.

After my killer workout on Sunday, and some hormone issues, I had a tough day Monday and could barely finish my usual yoga class. So I took yesterday completely off (except for walking) and may do the same today. Yesterday I also had a headache all day, but today so far that is not happening, so I think I just needed some rest. emoticon

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149.4 today. we'll see what tomorrow brings.


-ryan

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