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Thanks Chelsea! Hanging in there . Not going as fast as I wanted but still doing it.
Just be kind to yourself. The years when the kids are little are not easy.


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welcome back and happy to see you!
Get out and enjoy this weekend if you can.
move more, eat less.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Hello, friends! I'm back, and I need you! Thought I could do it on my own, but that didn't work out so well.

Truth is, my life is pretty dang great with one exception: I don't feel comfy in my own skin. Not liking how that feels. I'm not doing what I know I need to do, and that feels crappy.

I posted a blog with some ravings, but may I just say I'm happy to be back, to see some gorgeous familiar faces and gorgeous new ones. Happy Saturday, lovelies. Let's do this thang!

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I just posted a new blog about my goals.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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Makes sense, Bizi. That's why even though some things were harder, it was also easier completely abstaining after awhile. I get it.

Had to fight a bit for being AF today. Just the end of a day, no big problem. But I persevered and had special K cereal instead. emoticon Think it's because I had wine last night, so it just entered my head easier. I thought about waking up feeling proud of being AF, of sleeping better, of the good feeling of being in control of deciding when I will drink. For this month my intention is just special occasions. I'm not batting 100%, but boy does it help to not keep wine in the house. I like beer too, but wine is so easy to over-pour or fill your glass again.




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chelsea, for me...the more I drink the harder it is to be AF and then when I have a long stretch of abstaining...It is easy to go right back to drinking to much. It is like all or nothing for me.
wish we did not have to fight this.
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I wish it were easier.


I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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Emily,

You are doing so great! I just saw your post below your signature line. emoticon

Boy, does sleep help! I was intimidated to run yesterday, but I took the kids to the gym when childcare opened back up at 4 and ran 3 miles! I haven't been able to do that without stopping in a long time. I signed up for an electric run 5K and asked some friends to do it too. Looks like a big dance party. My kind of race. emoticon

Just a side-note: After I came back from vacation where I did drink every day for 4 days, I noticed how quickly the thought of drinking entered my head after. Even when I wasn't aware of it. Like the brain synapses had reconnected and were firing. It took a day or two for that to feel more under my control. Just an interesting noticing I had.

Okay, gotta jet. Have a great day!


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emoticon emoticon emoticon

~~~ Emily- EST~~~
GO TEAM NEON NINJAS-Spring into Shape BLC
3/11= 170
3/19= 167.6
3/26= 164
4/2= 164
4/9= 162.8
4/16= 163.4
4/23=
4/30=
5/7=
5/14=
5/21(FW)=
Goal:159


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4/16/15 10:41 P

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This is a great team!
happy for your yoga chelsea!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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Chelsea- never heard of that before so googled it
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_of_
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Looks interesting like some TED talks.
Doing ok here. Sleep can be an issue with all the night owls here. They try to keep quiet but something about becoming a Mom changes hearing too.

We have about 5 more weeks of a Spring Challenge and then I am going without weighing in for quite some time. Not until Sept.-First day of Fall.
Next week I am traveling to California with DS to visit Stanford. Am very excited!

Edited by: THINANDFITEMILY at: 4/16/2015 (20:37)
~~~ Emily- EST~~~
GO TEAM NEON NINJAS-Spring into Shape BLC
3/11= 170
3/19= 167.6
3/26= 164
4/2= 164
4/9= 162.8
4/16= 163.4
4/23=
4/30=
5/7=
5/14=
5/21(FW)=
Goal:159


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Deirdre --The yoga class was awesome! I just blogged about it. I really wasn't expecting it to be all that great, but I felt so much calmer and like I had just had a massage. I had just received more stressful news about a situation that just won't quit this year and I was getting all worked up and angry again. The class actually helped. And this from a skeptic. :) Also, don't get discouraged. I have found when I start gaining again, even if I'm exercising (which you seem to be doing great at even while dealing with an injury), if I focus on full water drinking (64 oz/day) and good sleep (7-8 hours) then the rest starts to fall in place a bit easier. I make better food choices and feel more positive. So, just something for you to consider.

Helene --I suck at adding links. If you google: "School of Greatness podcast" or search for that on itunes you should find it. There are many different topics to choose from to listen to, from anxiety to training to just living your best life. Kind of neat.

Okay, I am going to try to run today. It is intimidating to me because it's hard. But I'll just go slow and steady and try my best. Good music usually helps.


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Chelsea - I really like your idea of trying one new thing per week. How did you like the yoga class?

I have been really down and stressed lately. I walked every day last week, over 54,000 steps. Guess it is not enough exercise to even maintain because I've gained. I'm officially the biggest I've ever been. I even did a T25 workout. Something must change. The I won't drink during the week plan isn't going as well as I hoped either. I have one family obligation this weekend and then Sunday I am going to try and not drink, period. It's the only way I am going to lose weight. I need to choose to be happy over a temporary "release" each day.



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Glad you made it through Chelsea! Do you have the link you can share to that podcast?

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Helene, emoticon Hope you had a great time on your trip!

Some days are easier and harder than others. Yesterday was really hard for me not to drink. I am stressed about job stuff and could not sleep the night before. It affects my mood so much. I ate starchy dairy things all day, drank no water, and was in straight survival mode. I kept thinking - well, I still have all these hours to go, I'm going to drink later. I mean, I had it planned out in my head already. I knew I was tired, but the HALT thing wasn't working.

I did eventually think: Okay, you think you're craving a drink, what are you REALLY craving?

Asking myself that question really helped me remain AF yesterday. It was hard-worn battle, but I'm so glad I perservered. I realized I was craving an escape from the stress, a pause, a way to quiet the silent panic. I ended up finding an interesting free podcast on itunes "The School of Greatness", which I highly recommend.

Hope everyone is doing well. I am going to try a yoga class tonight for the first time. I'm making myself try one new thing each week. This is it.


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Today is DAY 1 of my 21 day Fix and that means emoticon AF!

Aiming to go AF for the entire 21 day program. It's going to be tough after daily drinking for so long but I need to do this!!

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Well I have not had any AF days in some time and need to get back on the AF wagon again. I plan on staring the 21 day fix challenge tomorrow and that includes no drinking. My body needs the break after too many drinking days (especially during my all inclusive trip). Not easy to get that emoticon but I'm going to try to go for it today.

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Welcome back Helene! Can't wait to read about your trip!

I have not been sticking to my plan lately and as a result am bloated and feel awful. I had been walking for my work challenge and after 5 days my hip/knee pain has returned. I was sick yesterday and didn't get my steps in and will have to try and make it up today which is hard at work. Plus I will have to take a whole bottle of Aleve to give it a go. Starting back on the AF challenge. Again, why do I drink when I feel so good when I don't?

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Just back from my trip (early Saturday morning) and just logging in now - I won't back track through all the messages - just picking up from here... Will blog shortly.

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Okay,

The honeymoon period has worn off. I am back from vacation and have been home all day alone with kids. We tried doing stuff outside, cleaning, etc...but my big trigger here is - BOREDOM and ISOLATION. What are some things that you all do to help with this? I can't go on a walk or take a bath or do a guided meditation, since I am still caring for 2 kids. I look at the clock, realize how long I have to go, feel tired and bored and think, "Well, guess I'll have a beer, that'll help." I know it's not the worst thing in the world, but I don't like drinking when I hadn't intended to. Any suggestions welcomed for this particular trigger.


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Hope you're doing well Bizi. Smart of you to take a break as needed.

Had a great trip with my husband to wine country. We did a lot in 3 days. Yes, I drank more than I usually would, but it was really only excessive on the last day. I think in 4 days I have somehow gained 4 pounds! Am hoping that's just the bloating/drinking/not great food eating that happened, plus my TOM. Glad to be back home, so I can get back in my healthier routine. I missed my nutribullet (and my kids). :)

Am considering training for a race, or something to jumpstart a new exercise routine. Finished Trubofire a week or so ago, which I really liked. However, I have discovered I need more variation to keep my interest day after day. My new thing will be to FINALLY try yoga.

Hope everyone is doing well. Ready for a new week and a new start.


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hi ladies,
I have been running hypomanic and need to take a break from the internet. So I will check back in next weekend.
I will miss you guys.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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emoticon + happy Saturday to u! Bizi!!

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hi sue spa!
Glad that you had luck in finding shoes that fit and that you like!!!!
Happy saturday to you!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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I am BACK! the other day my benefit money went in & I NEEDED SOME SPRING/SUMMER TOPS! SHOES! so went to the clothes store in another area not far 20 minutes away! spent 71.00! Ohhh! Got 2 pairs shoes 1 with open toes! 1 with pumps (rain) Well husband's mum birthday TODAY! Got her a top aswell But I have been told I can't go! Because there Daughter Children 1 is at home this weekend! (no where to sleep!) Not at his dads! So been Put off till next weekend! Dissapointed! Oh Well So the top I got in end after shoes ohhhh yer 4 diffrent colours! for 4.00 NO SLEEVES! so that will brighten me up! New Shoes PROPER FIT! TOPS Done underarms last weekend sunday! thought I will do it WAS JUST RIGHT IN TIME! Tuesday had COOL BATH! Wednesday bought CLOTHES! SHOES! oh the day before on tuesday Mum bought Bag+ Shoes! for me! because left my handbag at my husbands mother's! I said I want to think you're very lucky what i've got! So last week drank alcohol well bank holiday monday! to friday! So not tonight feel ok not to have drink So AF SATURDAY!

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hello. I posted a blog if you are interested.
thanks for reading it!
bizi

fit bit: 3627 steps,1.52 miles, 1564 calories
and I posted another blog.



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Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 4/10/2015 (23:23)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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fit bit says I walked half a mile this morning just walking to and from homes and clients rooms etc.
Ate a healthy lunch
seared tuna, squash, kale and golden beets. All delicious!
Jeff is still home on spring break had lunch with the regulars at the health food store.
quick cup of coffee then take jeff to pick up his car, oil change and then the dentist at 1.
3 other clients after that...Full day!
Thank goodness I have a job that I love.
bizi

by 7;30pm:
3238 steps, 1.35 miles 1407 calories burned.

after gym at 10pm:
fit bit totals for the day:13324 steps,6.57 miles, 2136 cal)


Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 4/9/2015 (22:56)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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Make it a great day ladies!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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JGRH - WOW!!! You are a huge inspiration! Well done on overcoming a bunch of triggers!!!!!!

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congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
You did great!!!!!!!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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I am on day 98 of my 100 day challenge. I've had a few rough patches, but all in all not too bad. I've gone from Christmas lights to tulips with no wine! And in the middle, St. Patty's Day, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, all with no wine. My job is stressful, my baby has gone to college and left her mama and opening day of baseball came and went, all with no wine! I'm not quitting, but I'm going to be very very careful. And I've saved over $700.00. Thanks to all of you for the support and a place to vent.

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Helene,

Have such a wonderful time. This is about you. Don't count drinks, don't count calories, just don't count. Don't read your email. Soak up the sun, kiss your guy and put everything else on hold.

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Good morning all -

I haven't been doing really great this month with being AF. Will try again today. Starting out with a stomach ache so not really happy about another day at work filled with endless meetings. Yesterday I had 4 conference calls mixed with site visits about 2 hours away from where I live. I managed to wiggle out of two of the conference calls thankfully. Not today. All that aside, we start our Fitbit challenge today at work. This week it is 7,000 steps per day (7 days), increasing by 1000 steps/week for four weeks. My hip has really been bothering me so I hope I don't sink our team! Have an appointment with an orthopedic group so hopefully will get some resolution on hip/back problem soon.

Bizi - Fitbits are pretty accurate I have found. I really like mine

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enjoy your time with your hubby!
I am not going to be AF on my vacations either.
bizi emoticon

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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Well, I guess I should have a plan for going away on a trip with my husband the next 3-4 days, but I don't yet. I don't want to feel gross and get super drunk. That's just not fun anymore. emoticon But I can't promise total moderation. We're going to the wine country, riding a hot air balloon, with champagne brunch, hiking, beach, eating out, etc...so it won't be total booze-focused, but it will be a huge break in the norm. This trip and my birthday were my two, major special occasions for April, so I'll just relax, not go way overboard, and balance out the rest of the month. So there's my somewhat shoddy plan. ;)


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Aug 2013-Jan 2014 165 days AF, July 30- AF, August 19- AF, 8 DD, 4 mod., September 21- AF, 6 DD, 3 mod. October 14- AF, 3 mod, 14 DD, November: 17- AF, 2 mod, 11-DD. December: 12- AF, 2 mod, 17 DD. January: 12-AF, 18-DD.1 mod. January 23rd day one AF. February: 28- AF. March: 31- AF(68 AF longest in a year!)

4-1 AF
4-2 AF (70) gym 60 minutes tred mill of which 45 minutes jog/ walk intervals 3.5/5.0mph
4-3 AF 45 minute walk in neighborhood~2 miles???
4-4 AF another walk in neighborhood 44 min~2 miles
4-5 AF see blog! walk in friends neighborhood....30 minutes
4-6 AF 10 minute walk if that.
4-7 AF (75) Gym: 60 min tred mill walk/jog at 4.25mph average
(Fit bit totals for the day: 5.6miles, 11,145 steps, 2023 calories)

bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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thanks chelsea! My dad give me the help phone number.
I already knew that my life was pretty sedentary I have only taken 1400 steps for the day....
we are supposed to shoot for 10,000!
bizi
I am going to the gym tonight to walk on the tred mill will see if it is accurate!

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Bizi,
I had two fitbits and loved them. However after I washed and dried the second one I cut myself off from getting another. Call their helpline or view faq on their website for help setting it up. Good luck!


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My sister got me a fit bit for easter. anyone have one? do you like it?
bizi
it keeps track of steps and mileage and even calories burned. IT is so small. I am going to try to set it up all by myself. hubby is here if I need help.

edited to add that I could not set up my fit bit on the computer. it would not sync. jeff tried to get it to work and it did not work for him either.
very frustrating and disappointing,
bizi


Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 4/7/2015 (01:14)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Dhanners, be prepared to have many emotions watching the birdman.
I think it is worth seeing. IT is a black comedy, but I did not laugh at all.
make it a good day...today is all we really have.
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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Hi everyone -

I haven't sen Birdman yet. It is on my list. What did you think Bizi?

I haven't been very good with staying AF lately. Today I will and try to stay AF through Thursday. I need exercise desperately too. My hip/back has been bothering me a lot. The PT thinks the pain in my leg is not from my back but from my hip. Calling the doctor to get that xrayed today. Also time for the annual mammo. Last year I had to go through ultrasounds etc because of what turned out to by fibrocystic changes. Same will happen this year since I know I have new cysts and painful spots. What fun!

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happy easter!
I just posted a new blog post for anyone interested.
good luck in our journeys!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Hi Bizi,
I saw Birdman. Kinda bizarre! Still worth a look.

emoticon everyone!

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my sister is getting me a fit bit....she loves hers, anxious to see how many steps I take.
She gave one to my parents and dad loves it. He walked 8 miles the other day playing golf.
good for him!
I will be interested how it works on the tred mill????
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Thanks Suze! emoticon


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We saw the birdman movie tonight.
Any one else see it?

oh how I used to love to drink angry orchard ginger cider! Could only get it at this pizza place called mellow mushroom. Delicious!
glad it is the weekend!
bizi

Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 4/4/2015 (00:25)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Sam way to go!

Chelsea happy belated birthday. Wow, you did great not letting the triggers get hold of you! Fantastic.

I have all the same feelings I'm reading here. Physical and emotional. I didn't do well yesterday. I drank a few ciders. I was MOD but they are so high calorie and if I had more I would have gone overboard. I get the heart racing thing in the middle of the night too but not last night.

Here's to a new day!

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Hey everyone. Just read a great article on here called "How to Silence Your Inner Critic". A fabulous summary of why practicing self-compassion is so important not only for weight loss, but happiness, and really any healthy goal/habit you're attempting. I never knew that it's typical for a person who is extremely compassionate towards others to not have high self-compassion. That is me and my Mom to a tee! Interesting exercises/practices and guided meditation links at the end. Worth a read, I think.


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Bizi, You are killing it on the AF and the treadmill. emoticon

Sam, I completely get the waking up refreshed but tired, along with the no anxiety. Good stuff to remember.

Yesterday was my birthday and it was ho-hum. Kind of anti-climactic because my husband had to work late, so no going out, no birthday cake, etc...then my kids were acting up at the end of the day and I felt trapped and isolated and sad (my normal go-to triggers) and I JUST SAT WITH THE FEELINGS! I cried and then hugged my daughter and didn't drink. emoticon I knew it would have been for the "wrong" reason. I am proud of that. I may/may not have a drink when I get to go out tonight with my family for a slightly belated birthday dinner, but we shall see.

Thanks for letting me blab whether it's good or bad. Hope everyone has a good day today.


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Great work on the treadmill, Bizi!

I'm onto day 3 here. Got day 2 in yesterday, work up tired but refreshed, if that makes any sense :-)

Not waking up in the middle of the night with my heart racing and feeling super anxious, which seems to happen often after I drink, is awesome.

Have a great day, folks!

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way to go sam, you can do this!
Great going chelsea! you sound so strong! love it!
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Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 4/2/2015 (23:25)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Way to go, Sam! emoticon

Cool thing last night. Kind of a long day. Had my daughter's open house with the horrible teacher which was stressful, but we made it through and smiled. :) When we were going home, I thought, "Hmmm...a beer would be great. Just one." And I thought, it wouldn't be horrible. I've been AF for 4 days, okay. But I had already put my pretty sticker on the calendar! So we got home and just got busy with getting kids ready for bed and I actually forgot about it! Amazing! Went to bed at a great time, genuinely tired and feel good this morning. I love waking up in the morning and having that sudden worry, "Did I drink last night? How do I feel" And I can say, "I feel good. And no, I didn't drink last night."

Today is my birthday. And I don't feel an intense need at the moment to drink. I may have a drink when I go out with family on Friday, but we shall see.

I'm feeling much more in control. Funny how just one difference in a decision can leak over into other areas of your life. Good stuff.


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Day 1 in. Onto day 2, feel great!

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Great post/words Bizi!

Last day at work for me - vacation starts at 2pm today! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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welcome back sam!
suze, sounds like a plan. plans are good!
stole this from somewhere else:



emoticon There will be days when you feel like giving up... don't.
emoticon There will be days when you feel like you don't have what it takes... you do!
emoticon There will be days when everything seems to be falling apart... it won't!

Things will work out in the end, emoticon

and those will be the days that you'll look back and say,

emoticon


I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Hi everyone. I think I will stick around this month. Good to see you all doing well!
Chelsea emoticon My face does the same thing. I drink, I gain or at least don't lose, regret in the morning, have crappy sleep quality and my face breaks out. For 6 hours of "fun"? Hmmmm not seeing the benefit!

Hi Sam emoticon Chering you on! Right there with you!

My first grand baby is due this month. That means I will get a call and have to drive 4 1/2 hours away so I better be sober and clear headed. I will be. I'll be stopping by here for support and to remind myself how good it is when I don't drink all the time. Moderation is my goal. No need to drink as often as I do.

Helene, have "fun" tonight!

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Thanks for the encouragement team! emoticon

Helene, have a wonderful trip to Cuba! What an adventure. emoticon

Sam, welcome back. We're in this thing together for sure. emoticon

My March was pretty horrible, so I have a new outlook for April. Not all or nothing, but intentional and keeping any drinking to special occasions for the month. I do have two - my birthday and a trip with my hubby. But I'm not worried about it. I am feeling so much better I can't even tell you. Took a weird trip with some girlfriends and some pressure to overdrink to set me right again. I thought, man, they don't really know me anymore. A true friend would not keep pressuring you to do something you don't want to do. But, in the end the decision was mine and I'll own it. I've just learned from it.


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emoticon Sam!!

And we're cheering for you all the way!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi team!

I've been away for a while, but I'm back and need some encouragement. I want to start a long AF streak today, new month and all, and need some cheer-leading! Actually, just reading a lot of the recent posts is inspiring!

My weight hasn't changed, and I KNOW it's because of my wine habit(daily!) I lost a few pounds, but it hasn't budged in weeks since that initial loss.

Wish me luck as this is the 1st day!

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It's only Wednesday, isn't it? I hate it when I think it is a day ahead! OK then three AF days this week so far. Will be again today. I get to leave my house later today which allows me to relax a little more today. Still up early but feels good to not rush.

Congrats Helene! I'm getting excited for your trip too!
Chelsea - it does feel good being clear-headed! Makes you wonder why we choose any other way.

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Well got another AF day in - so busy getting everything ready before my trip - no time to drink ... Tonight I meet up with my bf and we'll do his business invoicing and figure out some more stuff for the trip... and of course some fun play emoticon

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awesome chelsea!
each day you will be more clear about what you want in this life. we only have but one life and today is the day we can do anything about.;
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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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emoticon Chelsea! I should be able to get 3 days in before my vacation and then back to ridding my body of toxins when I get back.

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Just 3 days AF and my mood is lifted, I'm sleeping way better, and am more optimistic. Holy crap! It's amazing how giving your body a break from the toxins is such a good thing. Oh, and my face is starting to clear up already. What? I have 3 shiny stars on my calendar so far. :)


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plans are good!
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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ah I posted before coffee- Deirdre- I misspelled your name and ok- now I see Good plan. This team is good. DH fell asleep on couch until very late. I had tried to wake him up. He went out for some drinks and that always helps me too to see life is often better without.

I am going to stick to my plan to not have any until end of May. So it will be an AF April.

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Emily - I really didn't stick to my plan for the weekend but rather my plan to only drink on Fri/Sat and stay AF the rest of the week so that is good! Once that becomes a routine then I'll take Saturday out and be AF for 6 days a week! I'm with you on how I love the feeling of being clear-headed. I want to love that more than the desire to grab a drink when work angers me. This group really does help me keep my goal in focus.

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Good for you Emily!!

I was AF last night and plan to be until Thursday now, when my vacation starts.


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hi emily! emoticon
Ladies I posted a new blog if interested.
have a great day!
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Deidre,

Good you suck to plan. I did not really have a plan over the weekend which was probably part of my plan. I stuck it out with the juicing and I think I needed to go a little crazy. What did I learn? I would rather spend my money on something I won't pee away in the toilet and to be completely honest life is better without booze. However like many here I can't imagine giving it up- I am thinking that martini at the graduation celebrations in May or a cold beer In August...but then again I am also thinking maybe not! The clear headedness is a wonderful feeling- I loved that when juicing and no crap at all in my system- even coffee.

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Helene - very exciting! I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time in Cuba!!!

Way to go Chelsea!

Well I wasn't AF this weekend after all, but that is my original plan so who cares?! I was AF last night and tonight as well. Plan on it for the rest of the week. Not much else to report. See ya tomorrow!

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helene so happy for you!
chelsea, atta girl!
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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Helene, Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Just wanted to share with the group that I am going to keep experimenting with stuff and from now on and for April I will try to save drinking for special occassions. I will also give myself a pretty star sticker on the calendar for everyday I don't drink so I can have a visual of feeling proud again. I got back into the habit of drinking nearly every day in March and I have felt a lot more fatigued and easily overwhelmed. That was enough of that, so now to try something new. I feel good about that decision. There's some quote that says, "The more you love a decision, the less you need others to." I think that applies here. Hope everyone has a great start to their week. emoticon emoticon


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It honestly feels like a dream come true - this trip, a man treating me to it and not letting me pay for anything and being treated like a very special lady! We both agree (so it's mutual) that we feel like we've won the lottery and feel very blessed and grateful.

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Helene- good solid workouts. And have a wonderful trip - just a few more days! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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There's some older ones but as you have found there are different rounds - I'm going to find one I like and can do without laughing too hard lol.

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there is a ton of free ones- which is great so that you can try them out. Not all are great quality though. I like Jessica Smith too for easy days. Or I did but I can't seem to break a sweat with her so that is good I guess.
I saw some Bob Harper ones I am going to try but I do like to own them if I like them. Cathe is very good but no freebies with her stuff.
I just found Turbo Kick- Chalene Johnson- is that the one? It is too funny! Is it old? I love those sometimes. I am checking it out and it has basic steps- so will try it sometime. The music sounds like an arcade. oh but wait... Just found one called round 15 and that looks good.

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I just recently discovered all the free workouts you can access through YouTube. I love Chalene Johnson and want to try one of her longer Turbo Kick workouts.

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I had a drinking and eating and watching movies weekend. Not sure why.
At least things are going pretty well. Took cousin out for her birthday on Saturday.
I did get a really good workout in on Friday- actually was so sore and that has not happened in quite awhile. So sore I could hardly move on Sat and still a litttle sore on Sunday. Got to get back to it today. It was a Bob Harper workout-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUNX1AAGng
If anyone is interested.
Have a great week y'all!

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Good morning ladies!

Spring break is over but I'm actually kind of glad. A week at the beach with girlfriends equaled alot of drinking. I am AF starting today and I think I am going to try for an AF month of April. It will be challenging because DH and I are not getting along too well right now and he is definitely my trigger. I feel absolutely horrible today so I know today will not be a problem.

Congratulations on so many long AF stretches! I sure hope I will be one of them soon!

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Kudos to those who have so many AF days under your belts. When I get back from my vacation I really need to get a long stretch in of AF days as it's been too long and my body needs the break.

For now counting down to my vacation! New month is just around the corner and it will be emoticon

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congratulations! 88 days is an accomplishment, I too am on the 100 day challenge.
day 65 for me.
Chelsea, I think you are perfect just the way you are. yes april is a new month. let us spring into it with a new beginning. congratulations on your weight loss. Be very proud of your successes!
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I am going to intermix some more jogging into my walking.
I will jog a 5 k...then the 10 k in november with the cajun cup.

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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JGR - Firstly, you are doing a fantastic job! Day 88. emoticon

I have had a rough week and a rough weekend. Housebound with both kids during their spring break - so no break, plus some other stresses. Really looking forward to a girls getaway trip that was planned months ago to wine country. The problem was not the wine, necessarily, but a really weird thing happened the last night. One of my friends kept razzing me about not getting drunk with her. She didn't razz our other friend and she knows about my issues with alcohol. It was really weird. I finally had to tell her to back off, which was super awkward and weird. Then, both of them started drinking, and I ended up joining in. We had hard alcohol (haven't had that in years) and have felt horrible all day today as a result.

I have been struggling with feeling depressed this month. I thought about it (yes there are stressful changes happening right now, but there always will be right?) and March has been horrible. I have had a drink almost every day this month and I really think that is affecting my mood significantly. I'm doing everything else pretty well (endorphins from exercise, eating well, etc.). My January was okay, my February was better (and I was feeling better then), and then March has been horrible! I don't know what to do. I don't want to give up alcohol completely, but man, I did slide in the lazy way of dealing with stress by drinking almost daily. I don't know exactly what I'm doing, but I do know I don't want to drink everyday. I don't like this. Can't wait for a fresh start in April.


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I'm on day 88 of my 100 day challenge. I'm really quite sick of it to be honest. Last night I made grilled fresh coho salmon, grilled asparagus and rice pilaf. Now doesn't that just cry out for a nice glass of white wine? I have to remind myself that it wouldn't have one glass, but three. Thursday we were invited to a play and went for appetizers first at a hip little Mexican place. I looked a little longingly as the trays of margaritas kept going by, but water it was! I'm going to be very, very careful to not backslide into daily drinking. I absolutely know that I was drinking way too much and hope that I can achieve a comfortable place. Happy Sunday everyone!

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Well it seems I can't be AF yet (I think I'm already in vacation mode lol). So excited as I am packing for the trip ... it's so close now! emoticon

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I went to bed early yesterday at 6pm, needed to sleep was so tired. slept awful the night before had been up till 2am then awake at 8. not enough sleep for me. Hubby came home from his music gig( sky liners big band music) at 11;15 so got up and took night meds then back to bed and got up at 5;30 this morning, cup of coffee. going to go get the paper in my jammies, hubby hates that oh well, don't care if anyone sees me.
I need to do taxes today..I have procrastinated long enough!
I finished the preliminary part just need to enter all of the data..just do it!
up a few pounds, due to not drinking enough water and being constipated. I did not eat my veggies like I do during the week. Not good had some cabbage slaw yesterday and then pizza for dinner.
Had blood work drawn yesterday. am hoping my total cholesterol has come down. since exercising my ldl should be down and the hdl should be down after not drinking for 64 days.
They will email the results to me in a couple of days.
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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I am glad that I went to the gym and walked on the tred mill my usual hour at 3.5mph and developed what I think is the beginning of shin splints. not sure.little twinges below my knee caps. I did not do any thing differently. What did I do wrong?
bizi emoticon

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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I am so full!
Trying to talk myself into to going to the gym to just walk on the tred mill, to walk off some of this dinner!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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You too Bizi!!!!
We are getting all our financial stuff ready for Stanford for DS- very exciting!!!
Going to see my cousin and take her out for her birthday and DD turns 19 tomorrow. emoticon Life is good.


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Good luck with your challenge to yourself. Dhanners! Have a great friday all!!!
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

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3/27/15 8:13 A

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Thanks for the link Helene - I will check those out for sure. I guess I'm doing a no alcohol weekend challenge too since I don't feel like drinking and am going to abstain at the auction tomorrow night. Bizi - yes you have to set up the fitbit, but it is easy. You set up an account and it leads you through set up. There is an app for smartphones and a website to track. Last night I tracked my sleep. 7 hours 45 minutes and only woke three times that I don't remember for a sleep efficiency of 99%! I rarely can sleep through the night. Wonderful!!

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Happy Final Friday of March!! Next Friday I'll be off to Cuba!! emoticon

I am going to do this Weekend Weight Loss Challenge that includes NO ALCOHOL. I love Chalene Johnson - check out all her great pod casts here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/w
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Time to buckle down - get ready, get packing for a week away of FUN and SUN!!

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3/26/15 6:03 P

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good job emily glad that you had fun!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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You are absolutely right Bizi!
Took a friend out for lunch and he did not order a beer- he too is trying to lose and it is hard enough after you turn 50- so no alcohol for either of us. It was still fun. Actually more.


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3/26/15 10:40 A

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good going dhanners!
sounds like a good plan. Your liver will thank you.
So will your metabolism. Remember that alcohol is a toxin and the body immediately metabolizes the alcohol trying to get rid of it. the other foods get stored as fat.
So drinking alcohol really disrupts your weight loss goals.
have a great day.
I am getting a fit bit too. My sister is sending it to me...the watch part doesn't work but that is ok I wear a watch. I hear that you have to set it up...I am hoping that she has done that already for me! I am technically challenged.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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Great job on the 5.5# down!

Nothing exciting to report. Got my Fitbit as part of the work challenge. I haven't met my goal since Sunday but that is ok. I'm easing in to the walking thing due to my back. Had some pain yesterday from a site visit at work yesterday. I have a battery of exercises that the PT gave me and I did those last night and will continue to do so. Otherwise, I have a travel weekend for work and a fundraiser with NFL players on Saturday night. I'm going to try and drink water instead of wine for that. Not only will it save calories (and liver) but money from not bidding on things I do not need! AF for 4 days
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WEnt to the gym to walk on the tred mill for 20 minutes at an incline then walked/jogged one minute a piece at 3.5 and 5 mph for 30 minutes then walked another 10 minutes at 5 % incline.
Did 4 miles total and "burned" 400 calories if you can believe that.
proud of myself.
Eventually I want to jog a 5 k and then the cajun cup again a 10 K.
the 10 K is in november so I have a long time to train for that.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 8-30-13=145.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13= 140 yippie! 1-13-14= 146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-17-14=152.5, 7-24-14=149, 9-16-14=147 9-24-14=143.5 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 3-31-15=147, 4-17-15=144

Happiness is a decision!


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Great job with your weight loss, Helene, and with your strength of will, Garvo!

I' m going for an AF streak (first day yesterday).

Have a great day,
Maureen


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