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Weigh-In -- 17Aug2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Oooops!! I see that it has been a couple weeks since my last blog.

Am down one pound since then.


The good things I've been doing -- emoticon

Drink my water -- haven't missed a day for over a year and a half.

At least 10 minutes of cardio a day -- the streak is at 593 days today, mostly WATP.

Situps and a plank most mornings and some upper body work on Tues, Thurs and Sun. At work I've been doing counter pushups (30) whenever I do a bathroom break.



Things I need to improve -- emoticon


Food tracking -- Pretty hit or miss this week. I usually start out great and then fizzle out.

Getting good lunches ready the evening before -- I have three all ready to go for this week.

Better food choices especially for supper -- need lots of work here.

Get to bed earlier -- this one needs the most work - I have been getting a bit more sleep, but it is because I'm getting up later, not because I'm turning in earlier.

Blogging -- aim for at least one a week.

Steps -- my goal is to get at least 5000 every day. My days off work (Thursday and Sunday) are usually lacking. -- It was more like 4000 this week. Need to increase my WATP time...

Finish my cardio (at least 10 minutes) by 9 p.m. I think this would help with the bedtime issue - when I exercise later, I don't want to go to bed at a decent hour.

That's enough to keep me on my toes for this week.

Have a good week, everyone!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/18/2014 3:58PM

    Good job on the pound lost!! You have some great streaks going! emoticon

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USMAWIFE 8/17/2014 10:54PM

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Weigh-In -- 3Aug2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Didn't have a spectacular week.

However, I did hold even.

Fair week is one of those splurge times, I just need to keep the splurges to when I am actually at the fair. I did notice that the Boy Scout burgers didn't seem as tasty as I remember...

I took six knitting projects to the fair and came home with five blue ribbons. One item was in an unclassified category and lost out to a pieced and quilted table runner. I am pretty satisfied with my showing.

On the way to the fair to pick things up today, I drove through a ferocious thunderstorm. I almost had to pull over, it was raining so hard. Mostly we needed the rain, although winter wheat combining has started and rain is not always as welcome then.


The good things I've been doing -- emoticon

Drink my water -- haven't missed a day for over a year and a half.

At least 10 minutes of cardio a day -- the streak is at 579 days today, mostly WATP.

Situps and a plank most mornings and some upper body work on Tues, Thurs and Sun.

Good lunches taken to work most days -- have been struggling a bit with this with the warmer weather.


Things I need to improve -- emoticon

Food tracking -- Got 5 days done this week.

Getting lunches ready the evening before -- only a couple times this week although a couple more days I knew what I was going to take.

Better food choices especially for supper -- need lots of work here.

Get to bed earlier -- this one needs the most work - I did turn in at a good hour a couple nights.

Blogging -- aim for at least one a week. This one makes two weeks in a row.

Steps -- my goal is to get at least 5000 every day. My days off work (Thursday and Sunday) are usually lacking.


That's enough to keep me on my toes for this week.

Have a good week, everyone!

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SETTIMIA 8/11/2014 3:52AM

    THANK YOU FOR DROPPING BY MY FEED

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/4/2014 2:10PM

    Congrats for 5 blue ribbons!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I know fair time is bad, there is never anything healthy out there.
That nasty thunderstorm went just to the east of us so I'm sure you got it bad!

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MONTANAFOCUS 8/4/2014 1:20PM

    Good job on the consistency and congratulations on the blue ribbons. That is impressive!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/4/2014 12:59PM

    So cool about the blue ribbons!! They must have been fantastic!

Sounds like you are are doing a fairly good job. Good luck with your goals!! I know you can do it!



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USMAWIFE 8/4/2014 3:10AM

    Congrats on your ribbons at the fair. emoticon emoticon

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Weigh-In -- 27Jul2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yikes!!! I didn't realize it was so long -- I thought three weeks or so...

I'm still hanging in there. I gained a few pounds and finally said "enough is enough". It's time to get serious, so I started tracking my food almost every day and have been staying in or close to my range. Only an occasional 2000 calorie day -- like once every couple weeks...

I am down a pound after all is said and done. Now only 10 pounds to get to where I was 10 months ago.

Things haven't changed much in my daily routine, except the weather has been much warmer. It has been hanging around average (high-80"s) to a bit below and the above average days haven't been extreme (so far...). Wish I could say that about the wind!!


The good things I've been doing -- emoticon

Drink my water -- haven't missed a day for over a year and a half.

At least 10 minutes of cardio a day -- the streak is at 572 days today, mostly WATP.

Situps and a plank most mornings and some upper body work on Tues, Thurs and Sun.

Good lunches taken to work most days -- have been struggling a bit with this with the warmer weather.


Things I need to improve -- emoticon

Food tracking -- Got 4 days done this week.

Getting lunches ready the evening before -- only a couple times this week although a couple more days I knew what I was going to take.

Better food choices especially for supper -- need lots of work here.

Get to bed earlier -- this one needs the most work.

Blogging -- aim for at least one a week.


This week, I've got my window a/c units I use all installed and set up and running. It sure makes a difference in evening motivation and sleeping comfort.

I've got my yard almost under control as far as mowing goes. I need to do some spraying and weed eating/pulling where I can't get the mower to it.

Other things I need to get done this week --

Refrigerator cleaned out

More yard work done

Fair entries ready for entry day Thursday


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SPINNINGJW 8/3/2014 9:36AM

    I think my sleep component is lacking as well. Had a bad case of insomnia last night. I tend to feel better when I get closer to 9 hours of sleep a night, which is hard to do when it stays light outside in the summer, and when my 13 yr old DS is still up.

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JOHAL52 7/30/2014 11:47PM

    Yep, yep, yep -- except for the yard work (all I have to do is remember to turn the drip system on and off) I have the same worthy projects. Especially the getting to bed which means that in a few moments I will send my last e-mail, head for a shower and bed!! Work starts tomorrow.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/28/2014 1:18PM

    I enjoyed the update. It sounds like you are really well to me. Tracking really helps me too. I hate it but it's necessary.

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HMBROWN1 7/27/2014 9:07PM

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Sounds like you are all organized! I wish I was. Have a great week!

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Weigh-In -- 15June2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Way past time to post here again...

Still hanging in there at about the same weight, up a pound, down a pound, etc.

The good things I've been doing --

Drink my water.
At least 10 minutes of cardio a day.
Situps and a plank most mornings.
Good lunches taken to work most days.

Things I need to improve --

Food tracking.
Getting lunches ready the evening before.
Better food choices especially for supper.
Get to bed earlier...

Today I got a real workout. After about an hour and a half of mowing (push, power), I still hadn't reached 5000 steps, so I did one round of WATP. That got the steps up over 5000, which I feel should be my minimum (and Fitbit awards me a badge). It's much easier to get there on the days I work, even though I have a desk job. There seems to always be some walking to deliver messages, etc.

Summer seems to be trying to sneak in the back door.

Have a good week, everyone!

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VRCATON 6/22/2014 10:31PM

    I'm in the same boat! Sorry I disappeared again ... I am back .. again!

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IMLOCOLINDA 6/18/2014 2:16AM

    Too wet to mow here. Sounds like you're doing fine. I have to keep at the food tracker or it would be curtains and weight gain for me. And like you, I do much better if lunch is prepared and ready to grab in the morning. I HATE MORNINGS!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/17/2014 12:37PM

    Summer has arrived here too. Too hot, too muggy.

I am hoping to get the scale to move downs soon too. It sounds like you have a good plan and are zeroing in on places you need to improve emoticon .

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THINFITFEMINIST 6/16/2014 5:09AM

    Seems like your keeping on with your lifestyle choices. emoticon

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Weigh-In -- 18May2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Wow!! It's been a while since I blogged!

I feel like I've been pulling out of my funk since the weather has gotten better. It's amazing how good it feels to not have to put on pacs (warm winter boots) every time I go outside.

I still have a lot of work to do to get where I was, but I am down a couple pounds.


Successes -

Drinking 8 cups of water a day
Getting my (at least) 10 minutes of cardio a day - Up to Day 500


Improvement -

Getting to bed at a more reasonable hour - still struggling with this one. but seeing some improvement in the amount of sleep I'm getting

Getting back to nutrition tracking -- I'm entering food on the tracker about half the time.


Still not real successful -

Eating within my calorie range
Food choices -- I am watching more carefully my food choices, both kind and amount and have managed to cut back on the munchies. Now to get back to more veggies.



Next week -


Keep up the water and exercise, track more regularly and make better food choices.

Have a good week everyone!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/19/2014 3:52PM

    Sounds like you are slowly moving in the right direction. For me I always have to take things slow as too many changes too quickly spells disaster. The weather is certainly raising my spirits as well. It's green here again. Sunny and warm.

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/19/2014 9:32AM

    Good for you! The nicer weather makes a difference I think. I've been doing better at the tracking too. I think I suffer from S.A.D. in the winter and just don't want to track because I know what it would tell me.
But the weather is nice, time to get out!

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