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Getting there!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This am, Molly and I played at racquetball. She is threatening to beat the crap out of me when I get back. One of the men at the Y was giving her tips on how to play and she plans on practicing the whole time I am gone. emoticon

I went to give blood, but since I had oral surgery yesterday, I couldn't donate. It has to be 72 hours after oral surgery so I will try to donate next week.

I came home and started on the bedroom and doing laundry. Making progress, but this is NOT fun!

Here is something kind of fun, though. Dd #1 (Sarah) introduced me to Soap Nuts. You use them in place of laundry detergent or other soaps. Read more about them here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapindus I tried them today. So far so good!

Now I am ready for bed! Tomorrow is weigh-in day for the 5% team. Good luck, Daisies!

  
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JANTHEBLONDE 4/19/2014 11:04AM

    Sounds like you had a busy day! Good luck tomorrow for your weigh in! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Easter!
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DONNABRIGHT 4/19/2014 7:41AM

    Happy Easter!

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144AUTUMN 4/19/2014 1:50AM

  Keep up the good work!!

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A daily review

Friday, April 18, 2014

1) Up at 4:40 and at the gym by 5:10
2) At Walmart at 6:15 to pick up a few things before getting to the office at 7:00am.
3) Dentist appointment @8:30, but they were ready for me at 8:10 when I arrived. Had crown seating and an extraction, then headed back to the office by 9am.
4) Did my expense report, reviewed my day at the Tribal conference yesterday and set up a speaking engagement at one of the mills for next Wednesday.
5) Went to the Y to check on Angie's 'boo-boo" and give her a couple of pledges for Special Olympics; picked up some items at BigLot and shipped off a Listia.com package at the post office.
6) Home at 2pm. Fixed dinner and emptied dresser to prepare for remodel in bedroom.
7) Tried on clothes for trip and packed suitcase.
8) Helped Molly with birthday party plans for Rich for when we get home. Set date. Must request the room tomorrow.

  
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JANTHEBLONDE 4/18/2014 1:14PM

    Oh my gosh! You had one busy day! You must be exhausted! I hope you have a nice and relaxing evening! "sweet dreams"
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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/18/2014 12:28PM

    What a busy day!

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MEXGAL1 4/18/2014 8:47AM

    whew...tired you must be!
Have a good day
Sallie

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NANCYPAT1 4/18/2014 8:14AM

    Very busy day

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TERI-RIFIC 4/18/2014 7:22AM

    I''m exhausted.

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DONNABRIGHT 4/18/2014 7:11AM

    Busy day!

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Getting ready

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Three weeks from now we will be in Michigan. That means that I am busting butt right now trying to get everything ready and work done before I go. I want the house spotless (not likely with Rich home all day every day). I am trying to get as much done for work as possible including my report for the grant. I need to finish packing and prep the house for the remodel.

I am also trying to get into the groove with my Determined Daisies, and think that I am getting there.

Bear with me people! I am still here!

  
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FITNHEALTHYKAL 4/17/2014 8:53AM

    You are sounding determined and a woman with a plan to ME! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/16/2014 4:55PM

    Thanks for sharing! Hang in there girlfriend! Michigan is just around the corner! Sending you lots of hugs!
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MEXGAL1 4/16/2014 10:40AM

    Hang in there!

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TERI-RIFIC 4/16/2014 8:33AM

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DONNABRIGHT 4/16/2014 7:50AM

    Getting ready for a trip is half the fun!

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NANCYPAT1 4/16/2014 5:23AM

    Being too busy can make us forget to care for ourselves.

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PATRICIAAK 4/16/2014 1:56AM

    busy

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DLITE719 4/15/2014 10:56PM

    Take a deep breath. You will get everything done before your trip because that's just what you do. Have fun on your trip. emoticon

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FEARLESSNOW 4/15/2014 10:39PM

    Hang in there!

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A little humor

Monday, April 14, 2014













  
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ERIN_POSCH 4/19/2014 2:19PM

    TEEHEE!!!! GIGGLE GIGGLE!!!!!LOL

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MEXGAL1 4/15/2014 4:10PM

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JSPIN74 4/15/2014 9:52AM

    lol

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TERI-RIFIC 4/15/2014 9:44AM

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/15/2014 9:28AM

    Thank you for all the smiles and laughs today! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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DONNABRIGHT 4/15/2014 8:40AM

    I love the bunny suit diet!!!!!!!!!

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ALICIA214 4/15/2014 12:40AM

 


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PATRICIAAK 4/15/2014 12:02AM

    LOL

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Scales- friend or foe?

Thursday, April 10, 2014



I used to have the same scale perspective that everyone else did. The bathroom scales could make or break my day. I had my whole ego/self esteem/self-hate wrapped up in a stupid piece of machinery.



I don't know what happened this time, but all of that changed. When I started SP in August of 2012 (my third go-round), I started looking at the scale as just another tool.



In fact, I became rather scale obsessed, yet I didn't even REALLY look at the numbers! At any given time, I could not tell you how much I weighed or how much I lost, yet I weighed at LEAST once per day. You see, I was looking for trends. I was watching to see how my body handled different foods. I was using it as a tool for experimentation, just as a scientist weighs and measures.

I discovered that eating popcorn causes a temporary weight gain of 2#. Chinese food is good for *at least* 3-4#. I only counted my 'official' 5% weigh in on Saturdays as my weight. And even that is temporal....I didn't focus and didn't even remember it.

Fast forward to maintenance. I weigh in daily as a matter of maintenance and watch the numbers with fascination. The fluctuation can be amazing, but I also am able to control my weight better because I know whether or not it is water or fat.

Some of it is fat. I am now working on another 4# to lose before vacation for the month of May. Can I do it? You betcha! I have lost... (hold on while I go check my last Daisy weigh in...) 2.8# since the Spring 5% challenge began 5 days ago. 4# in 3 weeks. Should be reachable, though if it isn't it does not destroy my life. The number on the scale is just that...a number. It does not define me, it indicates the gravitational pull on my body at a specific moment in time.

  
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FALLNTENN 4/11/2014 1:10PM

    Great blog about using the scale as a tool. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/11/2014 12:54PM

    I always weigh myself every day! It keeps me accountable!
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MEXGAL1 4/11/2014 12:42PM

    I weigh everyday just as a little gauge. although for me most important is to feel well with my autoimmune.
I too kinda know which foods I react to and such....it is like a science experiment.
Have a good evening.

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TERI-RIFIC 4/11/2014 7:33AM

    emoticon I always get weighed every day, but I use it just as one gauge. Not getting on the scales (for me) usually means denial.

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LYNNIERN 4/11/2014 12:08AM

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PATRICIAAK 4/10/2014 8:25PM

    I rarely weigh

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NOWYOUDIDIT 4/10/2014 6:50PM

    I agree! The scale was my obsession before SP, now I look to it as a tool! And it is a great tool.
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DIANNEMT 4/10/2014 6:34PM

    Great for you! But I know the scale is showing my weight is up and the size 10 jeans are agreeing. Problem--I got RID of the size 12 jeans! So--I need to drop a few and it is NOT going easily. Wish I knew why.....

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NYKIMMIE 4/10/2014 5:41PM

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MTN_KITTEN 4/10/2014 3:19PM

    The scale doesn't weigh our self esteem or worth ... unless we let it!

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DLITE719 4/10/2014 3:11PM

    The scale is a tool to help keep me on track. Tools are important in my weighloss and healthy living goals.
I don't feel that I am controlled by the scale but I know it could happen.
Great blog.

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SINGER73 4/10/2014 3:01PM

    emoticon I'm definitely doing my best to get to where the scale is just a tool for me and not the be all and end all of my weight loss journey.



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