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Meet My New Friend!

Friday, April 04, 2014

This is my new friend.....



Its called a dove hunting chair and is MEGA lite weight. It comes with a shoulder strap for carrying and has a zippered compartment that I can put my diabetic supplies in for emergencies.
The chair when opened stands about 3 feet tall and is perfect for my walking outdoors or when we go to fun and interesting events that require walking. When my back starts to spasm and lock up, I just pop this guy open and have a seat. With my bad knees, the extra height allows me to get up without straining my legs. It's extremely rugged and holds my 317 pounds without a groan one.....
The best thing of all????? IT ONLY COST $10.00 at Academy
I LOVE THIS CHAIR and my new FREEDOM!!

  
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AMYTRIPP 4/16/2014 7:35PM

    That's awesome!! And what a great price! I'm going to have to read through your recent blogs to see what I've missed in your life since I've been away. I missed you, my friend!!

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/6/2014 10:59PM

    I love it!!! That was one SMART buy!!!! emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 4/5/2014 10:18PM

    fabulous!

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NOWYOUDIDIT 4/5/2014 5:45AM

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GINILEE4 4/5/2014 4:30AM

   

I LOVE your new chair!!! I want one too, but we live in Canada and it is either not available here or costs 3 times as much. SOmetimes I wish I lived in the US.only sometimes though. LOL Have fun walking and sitting and walking some more. How perfect is that?


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JUDITHANNIE 4/4/2014 10:01PM

    Awesome good for you

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Hair Day......

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


GOOD MORNING!

We have a warm and muggy morning here in our little piece of Texas and a high calling for 80 this evening. I am personally a 60's and 70's kind of person so when the temps start to climb I get a little lazy.

So my plan for the day is to stress less (IF) possible while taking momma to the beauty shop for a well needed shampoo, color, and trim...... Of course I will have my 3 year old granddaughter by my side and thankfully her aunt on the way to the shop and her mommy on the way back! Momma is on a walker and of course the granddaughter is in a car seat so when I drop momma off at the shop it turns into a work out!

I think I'm getting to OLD for all of this!

Have a truly beautiful day today!


  
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NOWYOUDIDIT 4/3/2014 1:02AM

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DLYNN1113 4/2/2014 11:52PM

    Just the carseats are a workout anymore!!! Hope you have a blessed day even with all the busyness and find moments of joy in it all. emoticon

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CINDHOLM 4/2/2014 7:53PM

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/2/2014 2:13PM

    That IS a workout! Granddaughter in a car seat and Mamma on a walker ... well, you deserve a nice long bubble bath at the end of your day! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 4/2/2014 9:28AM

    Enjoy yor day..... jealous of those temps! It is 35 here today in Illinois!

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Away Go The Scales!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

It's been 2 day's since I re-started my program and I climbed on the scales......

(I can hear my friends voice in my head: It's not about the scales!) LOL.... and she is right, it's not all about the scales and after my first challenge I absolutely agree.
BUT.... I just wanted to make sure I was on track before I put the scales away for the next 2 weeks :) .....

Sooooo ...... I have lost 2 pounds, probably water gain but a loss all the same! emoticon

Away go the scales for the next 2 weeks at least.....

UGH! I already feel the withdrawals from my scale addiction starting up emoticon

  
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NOWYOUDIDIT 4/1/2014 11:43PM

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JULIAMOONCHILD 4/1/2014 11:41AM

    Bravo! Great move, Debbie!!!

Only weighing in once a week or every two weeks, or even once a month is far better than being obsessed with the scales. Goodness knows, if we weighed ourselves every single day, we'd be weighing every glass of water we drink throughout the day, not to mention the food items that have not even had a chance to be digested. emoticon

You have been on my mind a lot lately and I've wanted to write to you, but this crazy life has not given me the time to do so until now. Anyway, I was thinking about ALL of the STUFF you are going through right now ... moving out, daughter and family moving in ... purchasing your motor home and everything else that goes with the turf .... and that is a God's plenty on your plate! And while I was thinking about this enormous amount of possible STRESS in your life, I considered the stress I was under daily while taking care of my Mom full-time for years before she passed away this past December. And I came to the conclusion that ANYTHING that you accomplish during this time, whether it is losing a few pounds, or maintaining where you are now concerning weight, OR even ONLY gaining a few pounds, you will have done a remarkable job! This is a huge transitional period in your life and most transitional times, even if they are going to be for the best, can be mighty stressful ... And so I hope that you will do your very best to NOT evaluate yourself and your progress in any type of negative way no matter what comes each day during this transition. IT WILL PASS .... and when it does I am sure you will continue onward with the progress you are making.

And last but certainly not least, I applaud you for this amazing 2 pound loss!!! Honestly, that is soooooo fantastic(!) and especially considering all that you have going on right now. You are one determined lady and a mighty tough cookie to boot!
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BERTAS_JOURNEY 4/1/2014 10:20AM

    LOL confessions of a scale addict. How about we pretend that's it's broken??? Better yet... what if it's not right??? What if the number you see isn't actually what you weigh??? In all reality you will never weigh the same on any two scales. LOL or so I've been told.

I think you should just go by how you feel and how your clothes fit. A wise woman once told me that while trying to lose weight you should only weigh once a week to keep from getting disappointed or discouraged. Which I think is a true statement especially since if you eat too much sodium one day and you are up a little the next day, it frustrates or upsets you ( I know it does me) then you get the feeling of "SO WHY DO I EVEN TRY??"

So great that you put away those scales, even better yet, have hubby hide it from you and give it to you once a week for the next weeks. I know you can do this!!! Thoughts??? emoticon

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LJOYCE55 4/1/2014 10:09AM

  Good luck with your goal and congratulations on the weight loss.

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I am ready to roll!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I am ready to roll.
I showered, oiled, lotioned, made my glucose balance shake with added fiber, made my first glass of 8 in water, and I have the energy to start!

Once again I have let the stress with mom, my hubby, the new pending changes in our new future, the grown children and their problems, the issues with the grandchildren, and my over all tiredness, get me down and take over once again......

NOT ANY MORE!
This is about ME, MY health, MY happiness, MY future!

  
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CRAFTSFAN1 3/27/2014 5:27PM

    Good for you DEB. Enjoy yourself.

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ANGELFMABV 3/27/2014 7:42AM

    You got this lady! Don't let the devil in to talk the negatives. Over power the devil worn God's love and positive influence.

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GINILEE4 3/26/2014 6:09PM

   
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DLYNN1113 3/26/2014 4:36PM

    emoticon Sometimes you just have to make YOU a priority!! I have faith you can do it for you are not doing it alone.You can do ALL things through Christ who lives in You!!!!!! I'm in your cheering section!!!! emoticon Together emoticon

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BETHLOVESBIKING 3/26/2014 3:42PM

    Good for you!!

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JUDY106 3/26/2014 1:06PM

    Wow! I just printed a poster that I can read everyday to remind of the very same thing. You are on the right track and I am trying my best to stay on the right track also.

Self-love
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weight-loss aid
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in the long run.

-Jenny Craig

got the poster from The Sparkpeople Motivational section.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 3/26/2014 12:32PM

    Love you, Deb!!!!
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BERTAS_JOURNEY 3/26/2014 12:01PM

    Good for you my friend!!! Stick with that positive attitude, it will take you everywhere you want to go.

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HIKINGFAN 3/26/2014 11:42AM

    Way to go!

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Tattle Time and Weight -In

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Well it's tattle on me time.... emoticon

I have managed to regain 6 of the 14 pounds I lost during my 24 day challenge and now I'm kicking myself in my large budonkadonk and starting over again! emoticon

It won't be easy but it will be worth it. I think the hardest part is getting started and the cooking emoticon I HATE wasting my time on cooking. I'm just not a Suzy homemaker anymore. I use to be but not now. Then after the cooking comes the cleaning emoticon emoticon

So here's my weight in post to start again!

  
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MJEFFERSON23 3/28/2014 10:03AM

  Don't beat yourself up! You are "starting over" with a LOT of company. You know the old saying, "When at first you don't succeed..."
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JULIAMOONCHILD 3/26/2014 12:28PM

    OK, lets look at it in a new Starting Over light. You have now loss 8 POUNDS. Wow, darlin', that is one GREAT start! So, what do you have to do to get ready for the day? being in "A State of Readiness" (just like being soldier in the army), is the key, I believe, to success.

SO ... you are not a Suzy Homemaker and hate wasting time on cooking - Wow, I so get that. Me too!!! So, while being on my program and tracking food, I actually don't do a lot of cooking. I will cook things for my husband, but I do not eat the same foods, normally. What I do for myself - and I admit here that I am perfectly happy eating the basic same stuff day-after-day - is I shop for QUICK meals, which I can add to my favorites on the food tracker, and once I have enough of those things added, I am good to go.

For example: I eat cereal just about every day. I will have 1/2 cup fiber one, 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean, a cup of sliced up strawberries, and a half cup of blueberries and the largest banana (LOL) I can find .... and all of that goes into my bowl of cereal, along with 1/2 cup of Almond milk (used to use skim milk, but like the almond milk better and it even has less calories). So, anyway, my cereal bowl is one that would make Jethro, from the Beverly Hillbillies, quite proud. And since that is pretty much an everyday occurrence for me, I have in my grouping category in my favorites. I also have my cereal and milk in a Group category alone, since God knows there are days (although not many) when I have run out of fruit.

For lunches or dinners or whatever ... I keep on hand soups - like the campbell's light ones - big cans with only 2 serving each and some of them as low as 60 calories per serving - and even 100 calorie ones are A-OK. I also keep minute rice on hand, cuz adding 1/4 cup minute rice to soup totally changes the EXPERIENCE. LOL --- like you really feel satisfied after eating soup. For dinners, I keep those pre-washed lettuce packages, cucumbers, sweet-peppers and misc salad fixings, as well as frozen meat in those single serving sizes that you throw in a skillet (sprayed with Pam, of course), like fish or whatever .... and I always keep creamy peanut butter and almonds on hand 1 Tablespoon of regular peanut butter and 1/4 cup of almonds to dip into it is an amazing SNACK, and it also gives me the added fat and protein I need each day. Oh, and also keep apples and those little cutie oranges on hand, as well. emoticon

Anyway, just bored you to death with just Some of my "State of Readiness" foods that I keep on hand, cuz IF I HAD TO ACTUALLY COOK a meal every day -I'd Die. emoticon

The food tracker is my life saver .... and the PIE chart on the food tracker (you know when you click on your day's full report) is my compass. Lol, I will sometimes track my whole day before I ever eat lunch or dinner, and then will add and subtract items in order to get my pie chart to look the way it should ... Like 50% carbs - 30 % fat and 20 % protein. Isn't it amazing how much more we lose when our pie charts are more as they should be!

OK, I am done with my boring comment. Just know that while you are not exactly starting over but, instead, continuing on the path you started, you are not alone ever. And IF you have any ideas to share about QUICK meals, OMG, PLEASE share them. We anti Suzy Homemakers must stick together! Amen! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEB62BIE62 3/26/2014 10:39AM

    The important thing is that you are starting over. Don't think of the past, just go one day at a time. emoticon

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JUDY106 3/26/2014 10:17AM

    Deb, you are not alone. I gain 12lbs. from Thanksgiving to the 17th of this month. I takes so long to lose 12lbs. put fast to put them back on. I started over on the 17th and It looks like if the scales will stay the same for me. LOL Then I have lost 2lbs now. That will not keep happening so fast, but I will take it. You can do it. I was at one time 350 Lbs. I am now at 232 lbs. still over weight, but my goodness I feel so much better at this weight than I did at 350 lbs. it took years to do it even with WLS. I still gain weight so I don't know why I had the WLS. I know now it is changing my LIFE style to healthy habits and keeping them is the best thing for losing the fat.
You can do it. I am so proud of you for NOT giving up. I remember reading your blogs from a long time ago.
So glad to see you are still here. Keep up the good work. Hugs, Judy.

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 3/26/2014 10:05AM

    Honey... what day are you starting over?? Count me in.. emoticon

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SONGBIRDPAULA 3/26/2014 9:51AM

    emoticon and emoticon Deb,


Please don't get discouraged and please don't give up! I've still got to lose back down 42 pounds that I gained when the doctors tried me on a new medication.:( Let's keep each other's backs… We can do this! I'm back on my old medicine and so I'm encouraged by that.I know you can do this and always remember that I stand behind you and encourage you!

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SHERYLP461 3/26/2014 9:49AM

    Ah Deb, sorry to hear. Get yourself a slow cooker. No more slaving over the stove. I use mine almost daily.

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