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2/11/13 11:12 P

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Lisa, I saw you sugar tracker. Good job cutting sugar out. I don't have a big sugar problem but tonight I got home to a package my mom sent with home made sugar cookies, frosting a and sprinkles for the kids to decorate. I tried to abstain but the kids kept decorating cookies just for me. Thank goodness my mom makes very thin cookies! My downfall is salty chips.

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2/11/13 10:11 A

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Thanks, DesertMoth. I'm trying to keep my head up :)

"The unexamined life is not worth living." -Socrates


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2/9/13 4:52 P

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Lisa, it does seem like you may have a medical condition so don't give up looking. A friend of mine went through being told her lab work was great for well over a year. Her thyroid was tested several times and nothing. However on a later test it showed she indeed has a thyroid condition. She is now receiving medical treatment. It is taking time but t least she now has an idea about hat is going on with her body. Her biggest down fall is getting discouraged and eating fast food so cry if it helps but please don't punish your self with bad foods like my friend. I too have a very hard time dropping weight. My doctor feels it is from the SSRI medication I need. Now I am focusing more on getting fit so I don't get as discouraged with slow or stagnant weight loss

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2/7/13 11:22 A

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I'm Lisa :)

"The unexamined life is not worth living." -Socrates


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2/7/13 11:11 A

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What is your first name Wanderlustrous?

That must be so frustrating. I can't imagine. It is hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It would be super hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle if it didn't seem to work.


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2/7/13 10:16 A

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Hi gals!

I love the Bobbi method. Working in house, things get sloppy. I try to be as organized as I can, but being a new attorney without my own proclaimed method, I do fall prey to the unorganized ways of the company. I'll try to incorporate some of your tips and tricks! Keep your head up about low carb. It'll get there. Also, good luck on your daily bar study :)

Mandy- way to kick butt on your morning workout. That's fantastic you were able to run first thing in the morning, and push yourself at that.

I ate 85 calories more than Sparkpeople recommends yesterday. I ate all healthful food, with lots of fruits and vegetables, so I don't feel too badly about that. However, I did have a good cry.

Bobbi knows about my medical mystery- I literally cannot lose weight. I've tried about 8 different methods over the last 5 years or so, but the second half of 2012 was the most shocking weight gain of my life- 60 pounds! I'm 5'2ish, so that 60 pound gain in less than 6 months was basically gaining half of my body weight in a very small amount of time. I wasn't an food and exercise angel during this time, but by no means did my behavior warrant a 60 pound gain. (I got married, studied for the bar, moved back home with my husband into my mom's house, started my first job, and bought my first home. I had little time for exercise, and had to eat was available at my mom's)

So last night I just cried and cried. Weight loss (or the aspiration to actually achieve weight loss) is literally all I think about. I hate getting dressed everyday. I hate mirrors. I HATE scales (BTW I'm up 3 pounds since January 1st, when I started tracking my food and exercise).

I'm anxiously awaiting a couple of doctors appointments. I've gone to specialist after specialist, but on paper I'm extremely healthy because I live a healthy lifestyle. Low blood pressure, great lab work, etc. Something is medically off, and I'm sorry to wine about it so often, but it's starting to get me really depressed.

I'm making smart choices today. I'm trying to see the bright side. I hope you all have a happy day :)




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2/7/13 9:29 A

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Mandy, great job on the fitness and eating!

I'll have to put that book on my list.

I would try a different type of diet except that my endocrinologist has strongly recommended low carb for the PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). I did well for almost two weeks, but the little bites of things that are not low carb that I had over the weekend brought back all my cravings. I just need to have more self-control. Eventually, when I'm not in induction, I can bring back some of the things I can't have right now. I just have to remember to keep telling myself that.

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Good morning!

Thanks for sharing, Bobbi! I read Getting Things Done awhile back and thoroughly enjoyed it. The funny thing is that I make checklists and to do lists. I spend most of my time organizing the work I need to do rather than doing it :) I have had a lot of luck with setting a timer and rewarding myself with free time if I work while the timer is going. It works well with housework too.

I know you really want to do a low carb diet, but it seems so hard. You can have ice cream and toast and other carbs and still lose weight. Just something to think about decide to try something else.


I had a great day with nutrition and exercise yesterday. Did a strength training video. Made good choices at breakfast and lunch. I overate at dinner. It was healthy food, but I made a piggy of myself! Didn't have an evening snack because of it. It is probably a better idea to have a reasonable meal with a snack later to keep the metabolism burning. I got up early this morning and ran. Pushed myself a little harder than usual. It felt good. Hoping to get some work cleared off my desk today.

Everyone have a great day!


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2/7/13 8:00 A

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Good morning, ladies!

I'm struggling to get back to strict low carb after the weekend. Last night, my husband bought ice cream and I had some. I also had some toast with jelly on it and some milk when I got home. I'm really trying hard not to be so hard on myself! We did manage to have a low carb dinner though - the shrimp scampi with kale. The shrimp scampi recipe was so easy and delicious!

A couple of you asked about the Bobbi method. There's really no method except for documenting every.little.thing that I do for each client file. We use ProDoc (anyone else?) for our client management system on the computer, and there is a "Notes" tab for each case. If I sent a letter, I document and put my initials. If I have a conversation with a client about something stupid, I document it. No one else in our office seems to do this. Also, I am a list maker. I have a spreadsheet of all the files I am currently shredding in our office along with what I shredded, if there was a contract in the file, etc. There is also something called a "Bring It Forward" sheet that I was doing for my attorney for awhile, but he didn't use it and so I stopped. It's a Word document with tables - one for depositions, mediations, meetings, deadlines, and internal to-dos. I updated it daily and sent it to him before I left for the day. If you'd like a mock version, I'd be happy to send one. The attorney I work for knows how meticulous and organized I am, so he asked me to come up with a method for doing these collections for a doctor's office (the project I still need the files for). I'm probably going to do a checklist for each file that we can put on the inside cover for everyone to see and check off and date when each thing gets done. I'll also draft template letters for everyone to use so we are all on the same page. One more tip - I use my Outlook calendar as my to do list. For instance, if I need to call someone, I put it on the next day's calendar 1:00pm to 1:00pm "A.Client - Call regarding XYZ." I delete them from my calendar as I do them.

Whew! I just showed you how much of a nerd I am!

I have a confession to make. I had a couple spoonfuls of the ice cream (Blue Bell Blackberry Cobbler... YUMMMM) before my coffee. Now I am DONE with it. It doesn't matter how badly I want it, I'm not having any. I will stick to my salads, cheese sticks, and other low carb goodies. Tonight, we are having lemon and artichoke chicken from the crockpot.

And the MBE topic of the day is Constitutional Law, my best subject (and I don't understand why, I hated it in law school and wasn't good at then). Happy Thursday to you all! I'm thoroughly enjoying checking in every day.

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