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Goal #1

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thank you to everyone who posted and encouraged me after my dump yesterday.
You are ALL right... start small. (I am an all or nothing kind of person, so this is hard for me...)

So... here goes:

Goal #1 - get at least 5K steps per day.

I'll reassess next Monday - may need to keep working to get this one met... or maybe add another Goal.

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KELLIEBEAN 9/30/2014 9:20PM

    That's the way to do it! Baby steps every day lead to life-long habits.


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CATTUTT 9/30/2014 9:14PM

    Good luck with your goal, I know you can do it!

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DELIA38961 9/30/2014 8:59PM

    great goal emoticon

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Well, AGAIN I have been neglecting myself... my eating, my exercise - myself in general. And then it hits me like a brick wall. Like my husband calling as soon as I walked into my office this morning and asking why I was out of breath... which I should NOT have been since I'd only walked from the car... and up one flight of stairs. emoticon

Anyway, I'm here again. emoticon

I am going full steam in my new job (and I love it!) - have a real office and everything. I'm slowly making it mine and am learning the job as everyone does... one step at a time. When you're used to being a resource for people, not knowing your own job is frustrating, but it means I push myself to learn.

Eating has been horrific! I eat what I can find when I can find it. I got a cold about 3 weeks ago and my appetite went away - and has yet to come back normally... which means I skip breakfast and don't even realize it until 2-3 hours later... then I eat a granola bar or whatever is in my desk. I love the no appetite thing, but the fact that it means I'm not eating healthy items is starting to get to me.

I have gained too much weight this year... all my cute wardrobe that I built up last year does not fit... I have been struggling to find pants now... and if I miss a laundry day, I am doomed because I have JUST enough pants to make it through the week. I know... whine whine whine... really, I'm trying to kick myself in the behind. I am full of excuses and the "poor me" attitude that I know is what got me where I am... not what will get me out. But I am stuck... and I see it... and it annoys me. emoticon

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GREENEYES_42 9/29/2014 3:01PM

    It's never too late to start anew! emoticon

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/29/2014 1:08PM

  Recognizing your difficulties is the first step. Now prioritize and figure out what to do first. Set those goals and reach for them one at a time. Baby steps will still get you to where you want to be. Just keep trying!

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LALATIDAH 9/29/2014 1:02PM

    emoticon on the new job!
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CATTUTT 9/29/2014 12:52PM

    First of all, congrats on the new job. Glad to hear you are liking it, and so jealous you get to have your own office!

As for the health... well, that stinks. The shrinking pants syndrome is no good. You can totally get yourself back on track and get that weight off, though. I know you can!

Good luck!

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slowly moving the right direction

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Okay, third day of the week and... I have increased my step count (not where it needs to be, but more than last week). I have eaten veggies every day (not a huge triumph, but... based on how I've been eating... this is a step in the right direction). So, while I'd like to say I ate 5-10 Fruits and veggies each day... I can't. I'd like to say I walked 5-10K steps/day. I can't.

I CAN say that I'm finally beginning to incorporate little tiny healthy steps back into my life. Today has been the best step wise (I beat my Monday's total by lunch today)... and I haven't been starving today either (which is helping).

I have not weighed myself... and I don't plan to for a bit. I leave town on Friday and will be gone for 2 weeks. 1 with family and the other in training for work. So, two weeks with VERY little control over food or free time. But I will attempt to make some wise choices and get outside and move.

When I get back, my new office should be finished and ready for me to move in! (That will add some stairs in as it will be on the 2nd floor vs ground...)

Anyway, just wanted to post a little accountability thread... since I've been not accountable for WAY too long.

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CATTUTT 7/23/2014 9:06PM

    Big congrats on the progress you've been making. Baby steps are where it's at. Hope you have fun out of town!

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DTEACHER42 7/23/2014 5:38PM

  Just posting again to subscribe to your blog and know of no other way to do it! emoticon

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DTEACHER42 7/23/2014 5:25PM

  SAM_FIT_2014 it sounds like you and I are in the same place. I have known for a long time how unhealthy I am, but have not felt the unwavering urge to do something about it until now. Congratulations on this week's progress. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Have been slacking... and absent

Monday, July 21, 2014

So, I've checked in here from time to time to see what everyone is doing... but haven't posted because... well, I've been slacking - completely. No exercise, eating whatever... feeling HORRIBLE! I've had a lot of excuses this year - including a lot of stress for several months. But I have started a new job (and am loving it), DH has finished his final paper (yea!), kids are healthy, family is good... no excuses left... except that I am still there. You know that place. Where you are disgusted with yourself for having gained weight but still not motivated enough to get off the couch... or out of bed. Yeah, I'm there. Not happy with myself, but not motivated to DO anything about it. So here I am.

BUT, I did get in over 5000 steps daily this weekend (I was down to hitting maybe 3K)... and got the house cleaned and am feeling pretty good. So I got up this morning and make a beautiful salad for lunch... and went for a walk in the sunshine on break. Maybe, just maybe I'm moving in the right direction.

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KELLIEBEAN 7/21/2014 10:39PM

    I've been there too many times to count. Every hour is a great hour to hit the reset button. You took great small steps today. Keep taking the small steps every day and that should lead you back where you want to be.


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CATTUTT 7/21/2014 9:29PM

    You're totally moving in the right direction. You can do it. Good luck!

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BYEPOUNDS 7/21/2014 6:27PM

    ... emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 7/21/2014 5:23PM

  The longer the break, the longer it takes to get back into the routine. Start with baby steps. You CAN do it!

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FINALLY! Good news!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Okay, first, this has NOTHING to do with eating or exercise. It does, however, entail my personal stress level (which definitely affects eating and exercise!).

You may (or may not) recall that my program is being downsized... and I've been really up in the air on what that fully meant for me... and where I would land (hopefully, like a cat, on my feet). Fortunately, yesterday, I was offered a position I applied for and really wanted. So, my future is assured now - and it's even within my Department, though vastly different than my current position. While there is, naturally, unknowns still... at least the major unknown and the one that was really causing me stress is now resolved.

On to bigger and better (or at least different) things! emoticon

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NMGRANNY 6/20/2014 10:50AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 6/18/2014 9:57PM

    Congratulations! On to bigger and better things!


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CATTUTT 6/18/2014 5:45PM

    That's awesome, I'm so happy for you! You must be feeling great right now!

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UKNOWITNOW 6/18/2014 5:37PM

  Congratulations. emoticon

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CHANGELIFE2016 6/18/2014 5:19PM

    Congratulations Sam! i know how stressful that can be glad its resolved!

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