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How it went...

Friday, November 28, 2014

In some ways it totally worked. Everyone chipped in, and we had more than enough food. I think there was more appreciation for the work that doing this is. I actually did a Turkey Trot 2.5 mile walk in the morning. I felt I had to because I had told my health coach about it, and it was sponsored by my company (which means I got a discount on the registration, which went to charity). I had thought I was going to have company, but as it turns out, that just wasn't in the cards. I even thought about trying to schedule an additional walk with my walk partner, but even I (who is bad at this) knew that I could not possibly fit it in. This turned out to be right, because after the walk I could not find the car, and also got stuck in traffic, so I took even longer than I anticipated.

Although I don't regret the walk, my DH was pretty angry that I took the walk time away from preparing, even though there wasn't that much to be done. Usually he does the drive to pick up relatives who live an hour away. I did it instead. In an unusual turn of events, everyone else was 1/2 hour early. He managed the kitchen for the first time ever. He has since calmed down about it. I think he gets that I have been doing this for years without complaint.

So we had a good holiday in general, I think everyone is clear that we do need to all pitch in. I am happy that I don't have to host Christmas.
I will try to post again soon. Lots of good things happening.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This year I asked everyone to pitch in and be more helpful by telling the men they had to cook. Typically they do nothing, and my DH's family is largely men. This year, with one pregnant and one recovering surgery, and it happening at my home, I figured I could make this happen. The rule is that a woman can coach but is not to cook. I am allowing an exception for the widow, who would not come if she could not contribute.

DH made quiche last night with my coaching. It went well. Phew!

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CATTUTT 11/26/2014 9:17PM

    I think it's so awesome you got those men participating. With a family full of men, that was necessary! I hope it all goes smoooooooooooth as butter tomorrow!

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Today I Leave for Vacation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I will be seeing family members and having fun. I got really lucky in the family lottery, my siblings are people I love and respect. My parents are deceased, and because their families were small I have only one uncle left and then six half-cousins. Two of my siblings had children, and I married into a larger family so I have a good number of nieces and nephews.

The bad part is I will miss walking Sunday in the park with the buddy. She is an inspiration to me. While her challenges are different than mine I see her facing them, and it makes it somehow easier to face mine. I love her blogs, and she is very regular about it.

I have been maintaining a higher weight for a while, which is frustrating, but not the worst it's ever been. When I track, I do better. I won't track when I am away, but I will try to make wise choices.

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MM11113 11/15/2014 11:38AM

    Just checking in - how are you doing. Hope the vacation was restorative.

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CATTUTT 9/17/2014 1:40PM

    I hope you have a great time on vacation with your family! Sounds like it's gonna be a ton of fun! Can't wait to hear all about it on our next walk!

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/17/2014 7:46AM

  Have a great vacation. Enjoy the family time!

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Most Days are a Mixed Bag

Friday, August 01, 2014

Today my plans were to take a 1/2 day off work today, so I could use 2 two tickets to see the Shadowbox lunch show. I had the idea that this would not be expensive because I already had the tickets - but between both our lunches and the parking, it was not. The show was good anyway. Oh and we made a small donation before the show. I guess if I want to be more frugal, I will have to do more planning to be frugal.

This morning work was ok but I did not get all the stuff I need to do, done. This is a chronic problem that we are forever solving because we need to do more support than we can do in a day, and then there is all the other stuff. Something always gets short-shifted even when I do paid overtime.

So because I stayed up late I took a long nap after the show. I have done very little in the way of exercise, and I had a root beer float with lunch. I think I need to have more specific plans in the future for food and exercise. No wonder I am not losing weight, but losing and regaining the same few pounds.

I have another show tonight, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is a favorite. We are meeting friends for dinner first. I just had a symphony (a scone/cookie that has carrots, raisins, flax, etc - it's actually pretty healthy) because I was hungry. I am going to go look at tonight's restaurant menu to see if there is something not too extreme for dinner.

Then I will make some time judgments and decide what I can do between now and that dinner.

As much as I love to see shows, I am glad that Sunday is our last trip to Wooster for a while. We are going to leave at 10 and do both lunch and dinner, and take in the Everything Rubbermaid place.

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CATTUTT 8/1/2014 9:34PM

    Sounds like you have some fun stuff coming up for the weekend! Hope the show tonight and the one on Sunday is good!

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New day, fresh start

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I've been struggling with food, and yesterday I hardly walked at all, getting in about 1/3 my steps (just incidental walking). There were doughnuts, cookies, fruit, and cake at work. Although I ate only 1/2 a doughnut, I also had a piece of cake and I think, 3 cookies. I had a little fruit but there wasn't very much and I did not want to be the one who ate all the fruit. I could not stop thinking about this food, and went to the room it was in more than once. I moved some of it into a more common area so it would get eaten before everyone left.

Also my colleague had peanuts in the shell and noticed that I was "eyeing" them. He offered me some and I did eat some. I am embarrassed that he noticed I was looking at them when we were talking. I told him that I was food oriented and that I found food distracting.

Then at home I continued to make poor choices, eating all of a package of handmade health crackers (PS note to self, it's not healthy to eat them all at once!) with sour cream (light), a peanut butter bar, and I think something else but I forget what.

So this morning I weighed myself (pounds up, fat down), walked, ate a healthy breakfast, and did a few chores before work. I can do this! I've done it before and succeeded.

Well, I need to get going.

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CATTUTT 7/22/2014 10:50AM

    Oh I really hate those days where I just keep eating food that isn't good for me. I have them a lot. But it sounds like you're ready to get your crap together and get going in a healthy direction and I KNOW you can do it!

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JSPIN74 7/22/2014 8:52AM


You're being mindful & honest with's a great step back!


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HMBROWN1 7/22/2014 8:19AM

    Best wishes! I hope you have a great day!

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