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4/1/13 4:21 P

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I like it!! :)

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

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So how about this?

Road Map to Success

Are you stuck on your journey? Whatever your destination get your map out and plot the journey for this month of April. Where are you starting and where do you want to be at the end of your journey on April 30th?

If you know where you want to go, you can plot out the most efficient course from point A to point B or Z or anywhere in between.

If you get off course, the map can help you get back.

If you want to follow the scenic route, the map can still help you make progress and not get lost.

It can also be used for swatting flies and obnoxious passengers. He,he,he!

So come join us on this road trip and don’t get “tripped” by up not having a map. Share with us your point A and point B or whatever letter and we will make progress on our journey this month.
Maybe you will have freeway markers or mile markers or cities or towns along the way. Maybe you will even have some rest areas. So pick out your map and away we go!

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4/1/13 1:33 P

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I will give it a try using your bullets for inspiration. I will start a thread for it.

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I vote Road Map to Success.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence Faith, but while I'm good at bullets, I'm not so hot with writing a catchy blurb.

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I vote Road Map to success. I think it should not be plural, even though there are many of us we each should probably have one may. Maybe I am being anal. Or it could be My Road Map to Success for April or something like that. Or April's Road Map to Success. Just my thoughts...

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They are almost impossible to fold up again on the original fold lines... ;)

Seriously though, I like the 'map a course' idea to manage the blahs. Maybe the blahs are a natural phase in making long term lifestyle changes, and we just need to consciously find ways to navigate our way through post-winter, uninspired eating,

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4/1/13 12:01 P

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"Reading Road Maps" or "Road Maps to Sucess"?

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That is so good Naypooie! You should write up our challenge.

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So what are the pros of road maps?

If you know where you want to go, you can plot out the most efficient course.
If you get off course, the map can help you get back.
If you want to follow the scenic route, the map can still help you make progress and not get lost.
They can also be used for swatting flies and obnoxious passengers.

Other good points or tips for use?

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I like the idea of Blah, Blah, Blah Challenge. As in, we all have those times when we're tired of doing what we should be doing, we're bored with it all, and that's the time when we really need to dig in deep and give it all we've got to stay with it anyway.

But Road Maps, getting from Point A to Point B, making progress, etc. is fine, too. And probably a much more inspiring name for the challenge!

So someone write up a blurb for the challenge and start a new thread with it, and then I'll send it out to all the team members.

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4/1/13 1:31 A

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Leslie, But those little Peeps are so cute!!! All the bright colors they are nowdays - I can remember when yellow was the only color out there.

And I thought I was the only one in this world that liked them... Glad to see I'm not alone!
I had one little package here recently with 3 in it, (hot pink colored ones), I like marshmallows too, in fact, don't dare bring them into the house... Of course, I don't need them at any rate either, they're not low carb..

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday!

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EWEFLUFFY IS NOW KICK-SS

TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU WORRIED ABOUT YESTERDAY. GET ON WITH IT!!

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I like both too, but I'd lean towards the road map. Point A to Point B? I think we all need to see some movement.

Labour is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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Road map for the month or stress awareness both sound productive to me.

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Road maps. Sounds interesting too. What is your road map for the montb or what does it look like?

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So did we decide what it will be. Record and info management or stress awareness sound conducive to challenges. Maybe I did not scroll down far enogh to see. Did you fivure something out? Excuse the typos. We ars onthe freway.

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3/31/13 9:49 P

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Wow. April is so busy, it made me tired.



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Maw, I'm in for Blah, Blah, Blah month! LOL I am feeling so stuck in terms of weight, eating, life choices, and all kinds of other self-created limitations! I got off to a great start this morning, had a nice walk in the sun with the boys, got paid by a client, and then ended up with PEEPS in my grocery cart and Taco Bell for lunch!! Gads...

I grew up without candy and my first Easter basket was given to me in my 20's by a coworker. I still have the basket - it shocked me and really meant a lot to me. I know that my mom's restrictive way of looking at life and her control over me as a kid has an impact on my choices now, but Peeps?? Seriously, Leslie, get a grip!

I need to do laundry and get my small wardrobe ready for another week of work, but other than that I am taking the rest of the day off. There's sun outside and I may go plop myself in the backyard on a blanket (carefully avoiding the dog poo I haven't picked up...) and just breathe. And digest the stupid Peeps.

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3/31/13 2:05 P

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Well, April is:

National Humor Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
National Poetry Month
National Pecan Month
National Welding Month
Records and Information Management Month
Stress Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Various weeks in April are:
Library Week
Read a Road Map Week
Garden Week
Organize Your Files Week
Medical Labs Week
Administrative Assistants Week
National Karaoke Week

And you can go to www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays
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for some individual days in April. (4/3 is Don't Go to Work Unless It's Fund Day, 4/4 is Walk Around Things Day, 4/17 is Blah, Blah, Blah Day, etc.)

Seems like we should be able to come up with something from these celebrations! (Blah, Blah, Blah Day sort of resonates with me at the moment...)

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3/31/13 1:29 P

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I pity the fool.......

Labour is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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suggestions for April, people?

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I swear, it rains more often than not on Easter here. I always feel sorry for the people who planned sunrise services.

Claimed check for yesterday, will report as specified when I leave here. Had a bad carby day, I ate an apple and it set me off. Didn't get any exercise either, my daughter and I were going to go for a bike ride, but it took her forever to get her new bike reassembled (she'd had to take the front wheel off to fit it in her trunk), so that didn't happen. I did ride my bike up and down the driveway a few times, it's been a while. Discovered I'm a little wobbly.

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On treadmill already. Shamefully bad yesterday. Today is going to be tough, with being with hubs family for Easter and its going to be raining. This means no activity and no food without carbs in it.

I don't know what I'm going to do since I'm determined. I'm up three lbs and I'm just mad about it.

Gotta go. time to bump speed up to where I can't type and treadmill at same time.



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Was down 2 pounds this morning, all water but at least the bloating is gone from my bad eating day on Thursday. I'm still up from where I was a month or so ago. But, eating was good today, DH and I took the dog for a 45 minute walk, it was a beautiful day. I also got a good night's sleep last night, even though it was interrupted by the dog twice. For once I didn't lay awake forever but fell back to sleep fairly soon. Woke up at 7:30 feeling great, so much more energy than I've had for a while. With a restful night and a long nap yesterday, I guess I was very low on sleep. Amazing how much better I feel. And speaking of which, I should be in bed now - so off I go.

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Glad you're still here, Maw... You're one of my ground wires! :)

My self-care items today included heavy duty (high speed) housecleaning! Not usually considered a self-care type task, but I've been so busy and then tired that it felt like my house had gotten away from me. Now it's no longer embarrassing or scary! Can't believe how much better I feel about my life... LOL

I also got a call from the guy who mows my lawn for me (he's sort of adopted family and it is through him that I ended up with these two Schnauz boys) and he and his wife are back from their snowbird trip to Yuma. That feels like my world is coming back together! :)

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(((hugs)))

Glad you poked your head in the door here.

Labour is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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Thanks for all the concern and encouragement. I'm still here, though that's about it. But I AM here and that's good enough for today!



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Off to a good start today, but I need to get some exercise in. I've hardly done anything this last week.

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Walked enough, left on time, ate veggies. Not bad for a short day. Should go to sleep but I'm too stubborn at the moment!

Labour is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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Did great today. I scheduled myself several 15 minuters, including exercise (walking). Got them all done.
Do need to think about April... I wonder if I could challenge myself to lose ONE pound! ha

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check and check, full trackage. I tried making some hot chocolate with almond milk today, wasn't impressed. My stomach has been a little unsettled since then. It's my first time with almond milk, wonder if it doesn't agree with me.

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Leslie- that sounds delish. Very often trades seem uneven but it's what makes both partys happy that counts....Besides her price is inflated to cover overhead etc. Enjoy!!! Just don't get addicted so you have to start paying for the services....like the Botox : )

Fit: Progress, not perfection!!!!!!

Woubbie- I have been stuck in this range forever BUT I'm still very excited I have been able to maintain-ish. My slip ups are less disastrous...and, I too, catch myself at lower and lower weights. We have to remember what we have accomplished!!!!!

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Well, my extreme self-care challenge is coming to an end this month with me going VERY extreme... My non-paying client has a medical spa and is paying me with high-end skincare products, Botox, and a "photo finish facial" - which is not really anything I would do for myself right now but now I'm excited about it. So is she and she said she is very relieved I'm willing to trade. Next week I'm scheduled for a facial, Botox for the week after, and tonight she sent me home with a bag of products. My biggest concern is that I am getting a far higher priced package than her balance with me, but she said that doesn't bother her at all... :)

My eating was very good today - we had a salmon barbecue at work and the guy who was in charge cooked the salmon perfectly! He used butter, garlic, and sliced onions and not a bit of brown sugar. I skipped the garlic bread and had two pieces of salmon and two servings of Caesar salad without croutons. Yummo!

Leslie

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Kris, I have made a lot of progress on decluttering, but it's by no means been a daily thing, maybe two or three times a week. I'm glad for the progress but lately I've been avoiding doing it.

Took the day off today, my daughter had a minor oral surgery this morning. Took a 2 hour nap this afternoon which I desperately needed - dog still getting us up at night, she's going to the vet again on Monday. And I got a new phone and switched to a pre-paid plan today so I've been trying to figure out my phone (1st smart phone I've had). I'm the last in our family to switch, but we've all been able to upgrade to smart phones with limited data, which is OK because we can all use wi-fi most of the time. And we're paying less than we were with Verizon for our slightly better-than-dumb phones. So far the best feature is that I can speak my texts and it will type it for me! I hate texting on these little keyboards.

Am up a couple pounds again, due to bad eating. Sigh. Need to get back on track. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Maw, what about sending Russell a PM and talking it out? I think you both are in an almost identical funk. Maybe you could both work out of it together.

"I am tired of still being in the 200 - 215 range! I've been here for several months. Since last summer, I think. I did manage to get into the high 190s for a couple of weeks last fall, but it didn't last. On the other hand, I am proud of myself for staying in this narrow range, too! In the past I would wait until I had gained 50 or 60 pounds or more before getting back on track. While I have been bouncing around in this range (mostly 203 - 213, but a couple of times down to 200), I have been catching myself before I got any higher. And that's progress as far as I'm concerned. I think this 200 level is still freaking me out. But I know that I can get under it without it killing me, so I'll get back under it again. Sometime. But probably not this month. Though one never knows. I didn't expect to get there so soon last fall, either.'

Ironically, you're both stuck at almost the same point too. I dunno - just a thought.

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Maw, do you do needle work at all. It isn't exciting but it does hold the attention for a long time when you get really involved in a project. Like crochet, embroidery, or maybe even painting or use your imagination and write about an exciting adventure to somewhere you would like to go!

Kris is it up toward Hume Lake? My son used to work up there.

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I would be on 5 with you, then on to 99 but around Fresno there will be a highway 41 Yosemite North turnoff. That's where we would part ways. I live about 45 minutes north of Fresno towards the southern entrance of Yosemite but still in the foothills. So I would be traveling parrallel to you on 99.
Can't stop humming the you know what song now haha

MAW- is there anything we can do to help you? We could come up with some fun or challenges that have nothing to do with food, share what we learn and maybe we'd all develop some new outside interests.....

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Maw, you've been doing the same thing for a long time, so I'm not surprised you'd get a little bored with it. I think changing to LC or any specific nutrition plan (like gluten-free) requires ongoing attention and planning. We can't NOT plan or we'll be eating the same junk as the rest of the world by default... Maybe, like Faith said, you need to find something else interesting and exciting to do that's away from food and then turn the eating into an auto-function kind of thing now that you know what your body wants.

I think I'm sorta there with Maw. I have been uninspired professionally (nice people where I work but it is just a Job!), socially, and academically (oh yes, I DO miss school!). I am intrigued by the new temporary client who will be ditching a project on me this weekend, but other than that I'm just not fired up about much. I think my challenge focus of self-care was right on target, but I over-reached for what I could do. Once everyone in my life has filed their tax returns (including moi!) I think I will have more breathing room in my life. I am going to keep self-care a key part of any future challenge I do though. I learned my lesson (again) through several meltdowns in January...

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Where do you live Kris? I know you have told me but I forget.

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Fitkris: I must be confused- I thought you had been doing really great with the decluttering?????

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Well, good =u will get to enjoy the same nonexistent scenery I see when I head your way : ) haha

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Maw - I agree with others. Perhaps try new recipes. or perhaps just allow yourself a break. I don't propose eating carbs, Try going with instinct and do exercises you want to do. Or do activity rather than exercise. Sometimes we need a break from "I need to do this, this and this" when those items are something we impose on ourselves every day.

At home with a sick kid. He was feeling up for a walk. I offered to pull him in wagon but he wanted to walk. I figured fresh air wouldn't hurt him. I might have gotten a mile in while he sat out there as I looped the pond then he yelled he needed to go back to the house....

I'll try strength exercises later. I need to run. House is a mess and I've only been able to work about 4 hours today.

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No opposite direction this time. They live in Lodi, up by Stockton. About the same length of a trip.

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Does that mean back to Vegas, Faith
If you take it easy a good dose of family can be great medicine!!!!

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I meant to post the following here and accidently put in the Thursday thread but oh well now it will be in both places.


Hi everyone, I am sort of dragging my butt today and last night. My weight is on it's way down again a little bit every day. I decided yesterday that I must stop all forms of artificial sweetnener be it diet soda or splenda added to cream cheese for a sweet treat with cocoa or sugar free jello or whatever. I want to make sure that is not what is causing me to retain this weight. The other thing that I really wonder about is heavy cream in my coffee. I know it probably should be ok but I decided to go back and look at my food trackers from when I started eating low carb and was loosing weight really good and that is something I was not using. I hate to cut that out but I may.

I have an opportunity to go see my parents and my baby sis this weekend. So I will be skipping work and radiation tomorrow and riding with some friends of the family up to their house. It is about a 5-6 hour ride. My DH is concerned about tiring me out but I think I will be less busy etc, at my parents house than if I was at home all weekend doing all the stuff I usually do. I will really just take it easy. I may not even go to church with them on Sunday, I know Easter Sunday but God knows my heart even if I am home in bed resting. I don't think I will be on here over the weekend. Maybe tomorrow morning before I leave. Also curious about next month' challenge. I have a couple of ideas already for me. I know I want to have zero artificial sweetener and the other one slipped my mind right now but I will find it hopefully because I know it was a good one.



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Maw, could it be that you're bored with what you've been eating? Maybe trying some new recipes would help? Another thing that keeps me motivated is reading about the LC lifestyle (beyond SP) or listening to podcasts like Jimmy Moore's. It just seems the more I keep the benefits of LC and the negatives of the SAD in the front of my mind the more motivated and energized I am to stay LC.

But, I can also relate to the challenge burn out, if that's what it is. I too have struggled with the decluttering challenge I made this month and the strength training last month. Sometimes I think it's not even about the challenge, it's more about me being rebellious and not wanting to do something because I'm "supposed" to. So, I'm really thinking hard about if I want to do a challenge next month because it seems that whatever I pick, I end up either not doing, or not doing it as often as I might if it wasn't something I had committed to. It doesn't seem to make any sense, but that's where I'm at.

Faith, that's a good suggestion about something new in life that's not related to food. I've been thinking about this as well.

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Maw, maybe you need something else new and exciting in your life that is not related to food emoticon

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I've pretty much completely given up on this challenge for some reason. I don't usually do that. I am still eating low carb and do get in some activity/exercise most days and I have done a fair bit of decluttering, though that has been in spurts instead of a daily thing. But there is no way I'm going to be doing 5 floor pushups one after another by the end of the month!

I've been feeling blah about this whole low carb lifestyle. I want it to be fun and exciting! I want my food to be fun and exciting! I want to be all gung ho about it all! And it just isn't and I'm not. I do tell myself that food is meant for nurishment not entertainment, but that doesn't help much.

Oh well. The blahs will go away eventually. They always do. And in the meantime I just need to put on my big girl pants and do what needs to be done even if it isn't exciting. Blech.

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Check, check, check. I'm on vacation this week, and no regular access to internet, but I have caught up on recording my food intake. Still doing pretty good, one day a bit high carb, getting the protein within range.

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No decluttering last night, was out of town. Got to bed late, the dog woke me up at 5:30 and I didn't go back to sleep, so I am winding down early tonight. I am going to clear off my main hot spot - the kitchen counter - before bed but not sure I'll do much more than that. Still, I have made a lot of progress this month on decluttering. What will next month's challenge be - anyone have ideas?

It finally warmed up a bit today, upper 40's and sun, but windy. I walked for about 30 minutes at lunch and took the dog for 25 minutes tonight. Heard and saw 3 flocks of geese flying north so I guess that officially means spring is here. I saw several robins about 2 weeks ago but haven't seen any since.

Faith, thinking of you and I'm sorry for your loss. My mother is also a breast cancer survivor. Thanks for urging women to get their mammo's - I do every year but your friend's story will be a reminder not to put it off. We need to take care of ourselves! I hope you are getting the rest you need.

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Good stuff Woubbie!!!! no wobble today???? Cool!

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I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, Faith. (((hugs))) I hope you'll take it as an honor to her memory that I'll also make that checkup appointment that I've been putting off.

I walked enough today and ate veggies and left early - I get a check. (Quite a feat on the 27th of the month, which is a financial "closing" day for my work area!)

I did a couple of "counts" of how many steps my walks are getting me. Considering that I'm just doing this as a series of very short breaks during the workday it's not bad. One circuit of the campus (to the farthest ladies room and back, lol!) is 600 steps, and involves at least one 28-step staircase. My goal has been to do it at LEAST 4 times a day. I do one walk in the morning to get coffee and to do my little exercise routine, and one walk at lunch to get coffee and a side dish. So as long as I get two more bathroom breaks in during the day I'm getting 2400 steps in with no pain. It's also 300 steps (including 39 stairsteps) from my car to my desk, so add another 600 for the daily roundtrip - I'm typically getting about 3000 steps in total per day. Once the weather is nice again I'll add a 10 or 15 minute outdoors loop.

I've quietly been making small permanent changes these last two months. I don't eat much in the way of peanuts anymore - other than my M&M treats, and even those have been scaled back most days. I've been tracking again and trying to shave my calories back a bit and consistently keep them under 2000. That's actually going better than expected. I'm trying to eat to hunger as much as possible. So, nothing earth-shaking, no big whoosh or anything, but a few more ounces of me are missing, and the little changes I made are all rules and habits now. Onward!

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I want to say also that there are a lot of programs out there for free mammos and for money for treatment of cancer. Look at all of the fund raisers. Hopefully no one should not be able to have a mammo or treatment but I know you have to search and find.

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Oh Faith, that is such a sad loss, but I think those losses can become our gentle teachers. I did not have insurance while I was in grad school so I've gone a couple of years without a mammo, etc. I have only been enrolled on an individual plan for a couple of months now, and we're in the process of switching our healthcare around at work so it will change again in May. I am going to carry your friend Diane with me and make an appointment for myself since I should have uninterrupted coverage despite the changes.

As far as my challenge goes, I need to do this self-care thing again in May, June, July, etc... I have a lot to learn about my own needs and priorities. Today has been a chaotic day in terms of tasks and stuff on my desk and I find that tends to continue in my head when I leave. When I get home tonight I'm going to do the bare minimum (feed the boys, make my own dinner, and move some laundry around) and then tip over!!

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Thanks everyone. What happened to my friend Diane, may not have had to happen at all if she had gotten her mammograms when she should have. She kept putting them off, knowing that her sister had br ca. She was in total denial about the possibilities. I am very vocal now about women getting their mammos. I really had felt all along that I was not at risk for breast cancer and look what happened. I am very fortunalte that it was not worse for me. I had not had a mammo in 2 years and 9 months. Just kept putting it off and I did not have a good reason to put it off. I have very good insurance that covered it all and everything. Also another things I say is that if you can get some kind of cancer insurance for a decent price, do it. Cancer is a very costly thing to treat. My insurance only pays 80 % for much of the treatments and diagnostics. I wish I had done that but like I said I thought I was not really at risk for cancer. I guess we all are.

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Nikki, indeed- YAY for you!!!!!
And MAW- YAY!!! for your mom!! That's the kind of info we need to hold on to!!!!
Love u guys!!!!

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I'm so sorry, Faith. It's hard to have something like that happen when you're going through cancer yourself. But hold my Mom in your thoughts. She had breast cancer and a mastectomy in about 1976 and is still around and going strong.

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Faith - we are here for you. So sorry for the news.

Leslie - Value your time. I never did when I did freelance stuff. I'm proud of you! I worked like a dog and had nothing to show for it. Good for you!

I got all that I said I was going to get done, done yesterday! yay me!

I got to run. I've still got to see what today's Quickfire challenge is and get busy working. Been here 20 min already and have been on Spark and not touched anything yet!



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Oh Man!!! No words.....

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Thanks! I get zapped between 1230 an 1:00. A girl I have worked with for 20 years died today from breast cancer that metastasized to brain, kidneys, etc.

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Came through yesterday Faith. I thought of you, wondering if you were being zapped at the time- I sent warm smiles your way so u'd know I was thinking of you

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I'm doing ok, Faith, thanks for asking. Blah but ok.

Way to go on charging the premium, Leslie! Kind of mixed feelings, though. An extra $20 per hour for a two day job would be good, but so would the time off. Anyway, a reminder to both you and Nikki (and everyone else!) that there are just a couple more weeks of Tax Season.

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Are you traveling now?

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thanks, friend

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In Castaic,just before heading up the hill, right on the main drag. Cafe Mike, also called Mike's.
There are a few good low carb dinners. Chili verde a la carte, Bacon, blue cheese burger, no bun salad instead of fries, of course steak or omelets, etc. Tostada is good too. No beans.


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Faith...where is the truck stop you guys eat at????

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Just checking in. Doing ok on eating. Mostly just wiped out from radiation but doing ok. Maw, are you ok?

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Why am I NOT surprised young lady!!?????
Your friend in Cali thinks he should have to put down a deposit!!!!
Good heavens- you crack me up....But money talks in most cases: )
the week isn't even half over.....

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Oh Kris, I'm already eating my words (which are, of course, soaked in protein and fat...)!!!

A friend from my favorite CPA firm texted me today about a short-term client. He needs someone to bang out financials for his bank just for Jan - Mar of this year... He'll pay a premium... The firm is too busy... Guess who had open time this weekend?? He was shocked and thrilled and I added $20/hour to my rate. I have until NOON on Monday to clean house and make it Not Scary and then he'll be over with his stuff. I'm hoping it's not a two-day task but he seemed to think it is. I don't want to soak the guy, but I did tell him I was giving up shoe shopping for his stuff. :) He has a sense of humor, so this may be interesting. Just hope he pays me!

Gonna try for high-speed self-care on Saturday evening...

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LOL! Funny, in an eyerolling kind of way!

Well, I guess you'll have to declare yesterday your one-time rest/cheat day, and then move on!

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OK Nikki....I hope to hear good news from you tonight!!!!! Make it a strong day!!!!! I'm trying right along with you!!!!

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As the great and often opinionated Charles Barkley would say 'Tuhhhrible'

That was my day yesterday. Those Peanut M&Ms set off a 5 minute carb binge later in the afternoon. You know that time of day when you are trying to get dinner together and to make matters worse the meat I had thawed for the dinner wasn't thawed so I was scrambling for what am I going to do now. Kids are screaming they are hungry (nothing new, this is there afternoon attempt to get snack food). I ate a few handfuls of chex mix and THEN peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough. WHAT????? I can't believe I'm confessing all of this. I stopped myself right there. Logged it all and with 89 carbs staring me in the face I stopped myself.

I moved on and went to the computer to do my scheduled Coach Nicole video for the Spring into Shape Challenge and it woudn't ever download. UGH. So what did I do? Nothing. I didn't even do any situps.squats. Nothing. To add insult to injury I only did one Quickfire set yesterday.

Today is a new day and I'm determined:
1) To exercise an hour today to makeup for missed time yesterday
2) All QF sets for today and the rest of yesterday
3) Eat induction. - I do not want Wobble to be up from last week. I'll be happy with maintaining.

Good luck to you all today. With that I'll leave you with some more words from Sir Charles. When asked about his weight watchers success this fall on the sideline of my Alma Mater, "Well, we got a lot of fat people here in Alabama so I need to be a role model"
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I'm still around and doing ok.

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Leslie, I will believe this when you report in on Sunday. Yes, this is a DARE YOU!

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No time for self-care today, but I did leave work an hour early, took a deposit to the bank, walked my boys in lovely (chilly) sunshine, and then went to a client's workplace. He's always entertaining and I actually got some decent work done for him! No time this evening to do anything else except dinner, laundry (necessary so I'm not naked at work tomorrow!), make my lunch, and drop like a rock!

This weekend is mine, all mine... :) The busy client (the one I saw tonight) is going fishing, and everyone is caught up. I think I will get to wallow in actual free time!

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

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3/25/13 10:53 P

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Gosh I've had two bad night's sleep also
Stayed at kids apt this weekend to watch grand baby...Ugh it was a weekend! Many young people around...loud loud loud. quit counting car alarms at 10
Glad to be home for my own bed tonight
Ate right, walking suffered and did a few missions at the kids place
My Fit bit and I will be best friends tomorrow

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3/25/13 9:09 P

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Got some decluttering done last night, finished up the hall cupboard. There is a closet there too...but I may move onto some other area. Walked for 35 minutes on my lunch break today. It snowed about an inch or so last night, temperatures still in the 20's/low 30's and gray. I NEED sun and warmer temps. Soon. Where is spring?? We've been 10-15 degrees below normal for weeks.

Haven't had a good night's sleep in a long time. This morning I was awake again around 4:15, for no apparent reason. Sometimes I think my DH's snoring wakes me up, but not sure - it wasn't that loud. Anyway, didn't go back to sleep and then the dog had to go out around 5:30, I never did go back to sleep. Came home from work and took an hour nap since no one else was home yet. Felt so good.

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3/25/13 5:55 P

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Great attitude, Faith!

Mmmmm. Peanut M&M's. My favorite. Still!

Walked, left on time, and had veggies for lunch. If I get enough in for dinner I get to keep my check!

Labour is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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I have just over three more weeks. 20 treatments total and I have had 4 so far. I really am doing ok so far. We will see how I am in another 2 weeks. But I know that God is good and He will sustain me and give me wisdom. I just need to heed.

Faith
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Sept 2011 - 315
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Jan 1st 2014- 231
Jan 1st 2015 - goal Onederland !!!**************************** One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar!


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3/25/13 1:49 P

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Faith - YES Weekends wear me out! And I don't have anything going on like you do! Hang in there. How many weeks do you have of radiation? I either forgot or didn't become back active in the group until after you said.

I got into Peanut M&Ms downstairs today. I'm thoroughly mad at myself. Cue cravings UGH!!! Why????

Alright, seriously I need to go back to induction until tax season is over!!!!



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3/25/13 12:31 P

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I had a good weekend. I probably did more on Saturday than I shouyld have. Should have rested more. I woke up at 3 am and couldn't go back to sleep. After an hour I got my ipod out and listened to music for another hour. I sort of fell asleep until I vaguely woke up hearing crazy rock music. Turned it off and fell back asleep for a few more hours.

I made breakfast for DH and me, then cleaned the kitche, defrosted the fridge (the old fashioned way with rotating pans of hot water), made cream of celery soup. So yummy!!! I also watched on pay per view Les Miserables (saw it at the theater and loved it, couldn't wait to see it again) and Life of Pi. I really liked that movie a lot too. DH brought pizza home with double toppings. Yummy.

I have a feeling I wrote this all on the Saturday thread. Please forgive me if I am repeating myself. Yesterday went to church, rested in the afternoon and went to church again in the evening. Got home kinda late and the kids next door were playing loud music by the fire pit. Made it hard to get to sleep, therefore, I woke up this morning kind of tired. Anyone else have the problem of busy weekends with not enough rest and have to go to work to get some rest emoticon emoticon Continuing on with radiation this week. Will rest as I can. Hope you all have a good day! Hugs,
Faith

PS I am doing pretty good with food. Still can't seem to get back down to 230 from the fat fast. Hanging out at 236 or there abouts but I am determind to win this battle of the bulge regardless of everything that is coming against me. This fat must GO!!!!!! I don't want to lose it. I want it gone never to be found again!!!

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Sept 2011 - 315
LTKR - 7/26/12 - 257
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Jan 1st 2014- 231
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3/24/13 11:24 P

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Dog walk, client work, food prep, etc. today. No chores or housecleaning. I just don't feel like I have enough hours in the day! I did plop down and read a book so I put myself ahead of my floors... Feel a tad defeated by it all today, but I got my once-a-year client done, the file uploaded to the CPA, and the paperwork ditched through the CPA's mail slot. That's a good thing!

Eating was moderately better but nothing to wave a LC flag about ...

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Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

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Check for yesterday. I feel like I've finally got some momentum in my LC eating again.

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I've been going like a maniac all day - did just over 45 minutes on my ski machine, my crunches, and then took the boys for a walk. I planned the next week's meals, got my groceries, got groceries for my mom and delivered them, then came home and started on my desk. Bills are paid, desk cleaned off, finish a client's February stuff, and started on January 2012 (yup, last year) for another client!! I'm tired but feel like I really churned out some good stuff today.

My eating?? Atrocious! 'Nuf said!

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein


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Checking in but I didn't do any decluttering today. In fact, aside from laundry and cleaning the bathroom, I haven't done much of anything today, including exercise. I feel like I wasted my day. But the weather still hasn't warmed up and I'm just feeling kind of blah. I was down 1.5 pounds this morning, but that was just water from the last few days. Which means my binge last week put on about 2 pounds. :(

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Where is everybody today?

Check for yesterday, finally got my protein up a bit.

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