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Monday Goals

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday goals:
1. Write it before I bite it
2. 10,000 steps

Have you given up? Have you decided to try again after New Years Day? There's plenty of progress you can do in the next 37 days. That's 5 weeks. Keep your head in your game. For me, that means staying the same weight, not gaining a pound from now until New Years Day.

Protect Your Program
If you don't care about your weight loss plan, no one else will

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MM11113 11/24/2014 8:47PM


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TIMETOGETGOING 11/24/2014 12:53PM

    Just the right thoughts at this time of year, I'm keeping my head in the game emoticon

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LIS193 11/24/2014 10:51AM

    Definitely staying with the program with the occasional pre-planned splurge.
Giving up just isn't worth how it makes me feel by the new year!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/24/2014 10:49AM

    I'm working on staying on plan.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/24/2014 10:36AM

    emoticon emoticon

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PUPPIES4ME3 11/24/2014 10:16AM

    Great Post!

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Sunday Goals

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Goals
1. Color hair
2. replace water pump in washing machine
2a. dry laundry room floor which is dotted with clumps of wet cat litter UGH!
3. replace front door knob
4. wash sheets & towels
5. food shop

Well, I thought I was going to have a rest day, but my household decided to fall apart instead. I should pay myself $100 every time I fix something. I have to replace the water pump on the washer, and dry the laundry room floor, which is dotted with clumps of cat litter. UGH! I'm also gonna replace the front door knob, which is stuck on lock.

I'm going to do a light food shop. And can I say, people, be nice out there. I know you have to buy tons of food, and all you're thinking about is yourself & how much cooking you have to do. But chill the F out. Everyone else in line is thinking the same, too.

So today's goals have nothing to do with weight loss. And I'm pretty much fine with that.


colored hair & food shopped. My DS27 changed the door knob. Thanks! I ordered the water pump, and it's coming next week. Just remembered I want to take the battery out of the lawn mower for the winter. What do I do about the gas?

I'm grateful I only have 1st world problems.

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LUCYCAN7 11/23/2014 4:28PM

  Get you some gas stabilizer for your lawn mower.Automotive anywhere. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/23/2014 3:53PM

    My hubby usually using up the gas in the mower before winter so there is none in it.

I hope nothing else breaks down around there!

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IDICEM 11/23/2014 3:36PM

  Great goals, as always. Keep on keeping on!

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ICEDEMETER 11/23/2014 1:15PM

    Quite seriously, I firmly believe that all inanimate objects in a house conspire together to fall apart all at once, at the most inopportune time...

Have fun with the maintenance projects (and totally mess with all of the other shoppers' heads by favouring them with that beaming smile of yours)!

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PEGGY11 11/23/2014 11:11AM

    Before you go to the expense of a new door knob try soaking it good with wd40. Then every hour or so work it as much as it will work. wouldn't hurt to do your other knobs while you are at it. Hope this works for you.

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LIS193 11/23/2014 11:03AM


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TWEETYKC00 11/23/2014 9:41AM

    Hang in there. I know life is hard, but you are tough, you can make it happen!

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Friday & Saturday Goals

Friday, November 21, 2014

I love all the Thanksgiving Day food: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberries (home made or can-molded) and pumpkin pie. Especially the pie. I just recently found out that you can put meringue on pumpkin pie. Now I want to get a kitchen torch so I can top my pie with meringue and to toast it. I was going to get a kitchen torch for my son, but I was afraid he would think I was getting it for me. but then he said he was going to get me a kitchen torch, but he was afraid I would think he got it for himself! Well, we're getting kitchen torches for each other.

Sorry, I went off on a tangent.

Friday Goals:
1. Write it before you bite it. Be accurate, include cooking butter & oil. The only one suffering from dishonesty is me.
2. Measure & weigh my food
3. water, water, water
4. Don't eat food just because it's there
5. 10,000 steps
6. 1,200-1,500 calories
7. 30 min cardio
8. pt exercises
9. Plan ahead for Saturday night dinner

Yesterday, I was spot-on with my calories, but I was late getting to the dentist, so they couldn't take me, I missed my personal trainer, too. I made skillet lasagna for dinner and sat on the couch & binge-watched Jeopardy, American Horror Story, and Biggest Loser.

Tomorrow I'm moderating a Scholastic Bowl tournament 7 am-4 pm (at least). Unhealthy breakfast & lunch are provided. I'll do my best imitation of Alex Trebek. Since I'll be gone all day, I'm posting my...

Saturday Goals
1. Write it before I bite it
2. Pack turkey & swiss on whole wheat for lunch, protein shakes for snacks
3. Do not eat food just because it's there
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Smile
6. A glass of wine with dinner
7. Dessert (I allow myself once a week)

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IDICEM 11/22/2014 9:57AM

  Great goals! I love these daily postings.

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CARRIE1948 11/22/2014 7:45AM

    I love your daily goals. I should start that, even if it's just for myself

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/21/2014 5:19PM

    Cool about the Scholar Bowl!! My son was in Scholar bowl in grade school, junior high, and high school. He was on Scholastic Hi-Q on WSIU channel 8 T.V. in Carbondale. I think it is so cool that you will be a moderator!

I make a pumpkin fluff for Thanksgiving as I can't have the crust.

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68ANNE 11/21/2014 12:43PM

    My thing is remembering to keep it all to very small servings

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LUCYCAN7 11/21/2014 12:35PM

  What bothers me the most about having Doctors appointments you can sat and
wait over an hour and then if someone is running late they refuse to see you.That
is totally unfair.Sorry they would not see you at the dentist.Enjoy your weekend.
Enjoy your kitchen torch also. emoticon

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LIS193 11/21/2014 11:29AM

    Love Julia Child! Enjoy your ktichen torch :)

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PEGGY11 11/21/2014 11:12AM

    I watched Biggest Loser last night too and was really unhappy that Obama took up the first 15 minutes.

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Thursday Goals

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday Goals:
1. Write it before I bite it
2. Don't eat food just because it's there
3. Protect my program. If I don't care about my weight loss plan, no one else will
4. 1,200-1,500 calories
5. Dentist 3 pm
6. personal trainer 4:30


The last Zumba class before T-giving break was great last night. Here's a pic of me & my dear instructor, Ana! That hashtag enters us into a contest to win $500 worth of Zumba wear.

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IDICEM 11/22/2014 9:54AM

  Good luck with the contest! Great goals.

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LIS193 11/21/2014 11:30AM

    Great pic!

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MM11113 11/20/2014 10:20PM

    shopping money! keep it up.

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68ANNE 11/20/2014 5:49PM

    love the smile, you are looking great!

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ICEDEMETER 11/20/2014 3:17PM

    Hope you win!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2014 2:02PM

    I hope you win!!!

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ALICEART2010 11/20/2014 1:00PM


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2BDYNAMIC 11/20/2014 12:55PM

    Super plan and great photo! (I love Zumba too) .......... write before eating does work! Keep up the good work!

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TRYINGHARD54 11/20/2014 12:54PM

    Great plan.

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Wednesday Goals & musings

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What if I never had a scale? If I didn't know what I weighed, I would just go by how I look naked, what size I wear, how I feel, my health, how strong I am, and my cardio endurance.

I was doing an upper body workout my personal trainer yesterday, and he commented on how much stronger I am.

Last night I was discussing food addiction with DS27. We were watching a very sad episode of "My 600 Pound Life." I told him that my mother had bariatric surgery, but ate too much anyway. Mom had an addictive personality. She smoked, overate, and basically had something in her mouth at all times.

He said it was a good thing I'm only addicted to Candy Crush. And exercise, but it's a healthy addiction. I workout most days, sometimes twice a day. I'm not compulsive about it. It doesn't interfere with my life. I think exercise helps me cope with depression. And it gives me a place to hang out and feel accepted.

Wednesday Goals:
1. Write it before I bite it
2. Don't eat food just because it's there
3. 1,200-1,500 calories
4. 3:30 Schol Bowl practice
5. Ballet 5 pm
6. Zumba 6 pm

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LIS193 11/20/2014 11:22AM

    Really, we don't need a scale, a pair of jeans and who my tummy looks is normally enough of an indication.

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IDICEM 11/20/2014 9:54AM

  The scale is only a tool. Still, love the pic! Great goals!

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CARRIE1948 11/20/2014 8:37AM

    I wonder what would happen if the only way we judged our bodies was by how we felt physically. For example, when my sciatica is acting up, it doesn't matter if I weight 110 or 180, I hurt and feel miserable. But, on days when I cycle and do a lot of other physical things, I'm less concerned about my weight.

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68ANNE 11/20/2014 7:49AM

    I don't have a scale any more but only because it broke and I never got another one. I weigh in at work and it says higher than I think, like a doctor's office but I'm using that anyway. I still need more ST

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/19/2014 12:19PM

    So true. Some obsessions can be beneficial if they don't interfere with quality of life - eating right and exercising are 2 that come to mind. Even with them one has to guard that one doesn't cross the line but I don't find your love of exercise to be an obsession. You can enjoy something without it taking over your life. It's part of who you are now. I like exercise for the same reason. It makes me feel better.

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ICEDEMETER 11/19/2014 11:37AM

    While I wholeheartedly agree with not putting too much emphasis on what the scale says (it's just a piece of data, after all), I have found that using the "how I look naked" data has some potential for issues, too.

I'm no spring chicken, have had multiple abdominal surgeries, and was obese for my entire adult life (well, 'til now) --- I LIKE how I look naked, but it's nowhere close to what would be considered even "normal" by society's standards. Any body fat percentage tests done on me show me in the "normal" range, yet my naked body looks far more like the "obese" pictures that supposedly show body fat percentage. Without extensive skin removal surgery AND turning into an obsessive body-builder, my naked body will never LOOK like I'm at the body fat percentage that I really am. Definitely a case of "looks can be deceiving", no?

I find that the most important data is " I feel, my health, how strong I am, and my cardio endurance." --- and I would add in how much I enjoy my life (since that, to me, is the most important thing of all).

Major kudos on setting up your life so that you thoroughly enjoy it, and on all of your gains in the really important areas!

And THANKS for sharing your journey - you always make me reflect (and smile)...

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/19/2014 10:56AM

    The numbers are just that, numbers. How you look and how you feel are far more important than the numbers.

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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