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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.


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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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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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Weigh-In -- 27Apr14

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Not a very successful week -- up a couple more pounds -- do you suppose the Easter ham and all its leftovers had anything to do with it?

Successes -

Drinking 8 cups of water a day
Getting my (at least) 10 minutes of cardio a day - Up to Day 480


Improvement -

Getting to bed at a more reasonable hour
Getting back to nutrition tracking


Still not real successful -

Eating within my calorie range
Food choices



Next week -


Keep up the successful practices, improve the others.


And now a picture of one of my orchids




Have a good week.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/30/2014 2:17PM

    Holidays are almost always challenging for me. I got totally sick of ham for a while. LOL.

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BLESSED2BEME 4/29/2014 4:33PM

    Your orchids are beautiful!

480 days - that is amazing! So proud of you.

I'm struggling with the same things you are.





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USMAWIFE 4/28/2014 3:58PM

    Your orchids are beautiful.

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MARUKI52 4/28/2014 3:29PM

    Beautiful orchid pic. You have successes to build on and I'm sure you will do so.

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KST1969 4/27/2014 10:40PM

    Keep going, it will eventually show on the scale. :)

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THINFITFEMINIST 4/27/2014 10:25PM

    Beautiful orchids

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Weigh-In -- 20Apr14

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I am hanging in there and holding even...

My successes are -

Drinking my water
Keeping up with at least 10 minutes of cardio a day


My not so successful things

Eating within my calorie range
Getting to bed at a reasonable hour
Nutrition tracking


I will continue to work on these things.

Spring seems to finally be on its way to NE Montana.

A picture of my Christmas cactus that has been blooming since just after Thanksgiving. It still has some buds on it...




Have a good week everyone!!

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MONTANA-PAM 4/22/2014 11:52PM

    Hi, I have a Christmas Cactus like yours--pink w/o pointy leaves. Haven't seen any like it till your picture. Mine is a cutting from my grandfather's mother who was from London. He died Jan. 1986 age, 98. I figure it is close to 100 yrs old. I "inherited" it in 90's. Seems to thrive with cool room, lots of sun & extended periods of drought!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/22/2014 2:41PM

    That Christmas cactus is beautiful! I have had a few. I love them but I always kill them. They are supposed to be easy to grow. Apparently now for me. LOL.

I love Spring! My favorite season!

Good luck with your goals!!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/21/2014 6:33PM

    Your cactus is beautiful!

I'm struggling with the same things and more. Your fitness streak is amazing.

Perhaps the fact that spring is finally here will help those of us who are sick of winter get back with our healthy choices!

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USMAWIFE 4/21/2014 10:27AM

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THINFITFEMINIST 4/21/2014 5:29AM

    Beautiful plant! I just kill them. LOL

What are you going to do different to make successes in the areas that you fell short in? Let me know on my SparkPage.



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144AUTUMN 4/21/2014 12:59AM

  Keep up the good work!!

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