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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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I got to walk with my buddy!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

I am very happy I got to walk with my buddy today. I am afraid I may have talked her ear off! I am lucky, she's pretty forgiving about that kind of thing. It's been a while since we were able to walk together.

It really is a highlight of the week to walk in the park, and enjoy the company of someone else who I like and respect. We don't have a million things in common, ours is more a friendship of common purpose (getting healthier) and support.

I am doing fairly well with my goals - getting the steps in and tracking the food. The scale is inching in the right direction.

I finished a book-on-tape called "Change Anything". This talks about the tools and techniques to make your desired changes in your life. I'm thinking a lot about the changes I want. One of the points of the book is to be the scientist and the subject - that is, when you are not following your objective, observe - make a bad day into good data.

Pretty cool.

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CATTUTT 7/6/2014 7:53PM

    I'm thinking about checking that book out from the library, it sounds really interesting!

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A successful day

Monday, June 23, 2014

I tracked all my food, I walked, exceeded my steps goal (14295!), did a little weight workout, drank my water and I still can get to bed at a reasonable hour. At work I made progress on an old thing that's been bugging me that I haven't worked on it. Pretty great day!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/24/2014 1:19PM

    Love it!!!


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CATTUTT 6/23/2014 10:31PM

    Wow you did have a great day. Over 14k steps, that's crazy! Go you!

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