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Time to admit it, my food is out of control

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I ran into an acquaintance yesterday and was flabbergasted at her weight loss. She said 51 pounds, it looked more like 80 to me. Seriously. I said so how'd you do it? She said...medifast.

I've spent a lot of time thinking about this since I ran into her. The various "well, I could..." to "you have done a supervised fast before, it was horribly expensive and hard, do you really wanna do that again?".

I've doubled my activity. Easily. I may not always make 10K a day, but since January I've doubled my activity level by tracking with my Fitbit.

No weight loss. Maybe even a gain of 2 or 3 pounds.

What does that tell me, dear reader? It tells me my food is out of control. Do I track? no. Do I eat pretty much what I want ....yes.

(that doesn't mean I'm binging or eating ice cream for breakfast, LOL, just that I'm having carbs, seconds at dinner, etc)

Out of control.

Time to refocus.

Out. Of. Control.

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BOOKWORM27S 6/24/2013 8:37AM

    Good luck in your weight loss journey!

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KATCHAGIRL 6/23/2013 8:54PM

    I'm in the same boat!! HAVE to get myself together!!!!!!!


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  At least you're facing the truth about what you are doing and so that enables you to fix it as quickly as possible.

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RINGSTWO 6/23/2013 10:33AM

    Hey lady!! I hear ya!!! We all have times when we get "outta control" emoticon

But at least you're doing the right things to get back on track!!! Open confession is good for the soul!!! I expect to hear great results soon!!

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Oh happy day!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Yesterday, my partner graduated with her Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Friday, she got a job (after literally years of no job/under employed).

I feel like a 1000 pound weight has been lifted off my shoulders of being the sole support for our family for so long. I feel hope.

Jodie will likely continue on to get her bachelor's in CJ online, which is wonderful but the job? oh yes....income! Benefits for her! Woo hoo!!

10K steps a day continues to be a challenge. Having the last couple days off I varied rather wildly from 12K to 5K, but again I realized my job sitting on my heinie at a computer for 8 hours a day is a huge culprit of my weight gain.

Today I plan on dragging my bike out of the garage and taking just a short spin....getting back on it, working it into my routine and maybe, just maybe working up to riding to work now that school is out....wish me luck, LOL.

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KATCHAGIRL 6/17/2013 2:47PM

    YAY!! CONGRATS to you both!! I'm sure it will make life SOO much better to have 2 incomes!! :)

I wish I could take my bike out for a spin, but it's been at least 106 degrees everyday here in Phoenix. I'm afraid to get out in that heat... I have been trying to get some workouts in in the pool tho! ;)

Keep on keepin' on, girl!


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SUSIEQ911 6/16/2013 8:50PM

    Congrats to your partner! Looks like things are looking up!

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DMEYER4 6/16/2013 9:05AM

  congrats to you and your partner. I hope she likes her job and it can only make things easier for you both

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AMR6665 6/16/2013 8:58AM

    emoticon Congrats to you and your partner!

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Back in the saddle again....

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Got the steps going again last night, but didn't quite hit 10K even though I went for an hour walk last night.

When I got home from the walk and realized I still hadn't made my steps for the day, I decided that starting this a.m., I have to do a little something extra in the a.m. An hour walk in the evening is about my limit with other things I need to this a.m. if nothing else I'll walk around the block or do a little bit of Zumba for Wii.

I have a 4 day weekend coming up - yay! My partner is graduating with her Associates Degree - super proud of her. She also.....has completed 6 out of 7 steps for a job. Thursday morning she will take a test where she is shown a bunch of material and then a test to see how much she retained. The job is not the job of her dreams, it's a call center job where they handle questions about Apple products and others. It's a job that would be steady, have benefits and she could continue on with her bachelor's degree online. She's had a really hard time finding a job so this one getting this close is good. It would relieve soooo much stress if she had a job.

Okay, that's it. Another day...another dollar. :)

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ANGELCITYGAL 6/16/2013 10:32PM

    Your exercise strategy sounds great. And congratulations to your sweetheart on her progress academically and with the job. It's wonderful that you're so supportive of her. emoticon

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KATCHAGIRL 6/11/2013 4:43PM

    CONGRATS to your girl! That's AWESOME and GREAT news about her job too! Sounds very positive!

As for the walking, that's what I need to start doing... getting up off this couch and moving around more. Maybe I will have to get me one of those counter thingys...

Keep up the good work!

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Post-event let down

Sunday, June 09, 2013

You know when you work so hard for an event, planning, details etc and then it's over and you feel sort of lost and maybe a little blue?

That's how I feel today.

But I'm reminding myself exactly what it is - I worked really hard last week on getting prepped for daughter's graduation, now it's over and it's time to refocus.

I finally figured out what I need to refocus on this morning. There are a lot of options, not the smallest of which could be my partner's graduation party this Saturday for earning her Associate's Degree...but what I really need to focus on is..


I've gotten in the habit of putting myself last again. You know, that's okay occasionally - but it's become "the norm" the last couple of months. Time to shift some focus back on my health, my art, my happiness.

Being an adult is so full of responsibility...and unfortunately, I have a little problem with being too responsible. If others can't do it all, I pick up their slack. The problem is - that becomes "normal". Suddenly, I'm not only responsible for myself, I'm responsible for others stuff too - I see this in myself at work especially but also at home. When you do too much for others, there is no time to do for yourself.

This requires some gentle but firm reshuffling of responsibility. Yes, I'm talking to myself here, LOL.

So today is back to refocusing on my own life and health, my happiness, my self.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 6/9/2013 12:17PM

    Congrats on the graduation events! Those are big milestones in their lives and yours too. Hope you get more focused on yourself again - it's hard to do. Take care and have a great week.

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Check that off...

Friday, June 07, 2013

Third child successfully graduated from high school, check! One more...just one more...whew.

Tonight is her graduation party and Saturday....back to real life and getting 10K a day in!

All my kids in one spot yesterday was really nice!

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ANGELCITYGAL 6/9/2013 12:07PM

    emoticon What a beautiful photo and I can only imagine what a wonderful feeling. emoticon

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TERRYT55 6/7/2013 5:00PM

    Congrats! I love the picture you posted......

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 6/7/2013 3:38PM

    loved the photo - have a great weekend!!!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 6/7/2013 11:34AM

    Awesome! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 6/7/2013 8:14AM

  Thanks for sharing

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