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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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Tuesday update... Frustration

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Well, I got back on the wagon last week - started eating all my fruits and veggies and cutting down on sugar. Was feeling pretty good. Then I got on the scale Monday morning... and I was UP 3 pounds - REALLY?!?!?!? emoticon

So, yesterday was frustration... serious frustration. I was able to stay on track part of the day... then went home to help DH pick up a chicken coop we bought from a friend (and it came with one chicken), so we moved and dug the coop in and moved Martha chicken into her new location and then I was starving... and ate at least a cup of ice cream (probably more like 1.5)... and leftover Thai food... and then we went out to dinner and dessert emoticon

Anyway, I am trying very much to not weigh every day like I used to - and that was no problem this morning! However, TOM made an appearance last night which really explains a lot (yes, I am in my 30's and still don't think about when this will happen... I keep saying some day I will expect it emoticon ).

Anyway, aside from the eating etc, yesterday was a VERY exciting day at our house. The kids have been begging for chickens and they just adore Martha! My 5 year old woke up and the first words out of her mouth this morning were "can I go see Martha?" emoticon Now we just need to get her a couple of friends...

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CATTUTT 6/17/2014 2:47PM

    Glad you figured out where the weight gain was coming from. TOM will do that to ya every time.

It's awesome you guys got Martha. I've always wanted to have a farm animal. Sounds like it makes the kids happy too!

Good luck meeting your goals today, you can totally do it!

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2nd half of 2014 goals...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Okay, I mentioned Monday that my pants (heck, all of my clothes really) are mad at me... so I have a renewed vigor to make things right! My goal at the beginning of the year was to make it back to 140 by the end of 2014... well, the scale has gone up and not down since then... but I should still be able to make it (or darned close) if I just apply myself.

So, we all know that we need mini-goals (just saying "I'm going to lose 25 pounds" is not really going to cut it at this point)...

So, we have 3 weeks until the 4th of July... I will be UNDER 160 by then.

Next goals:
* 155 by the end of August
* under 150 by October 13
* 145 by Thanksgiving

If I made these, I will be content. This will bring me 20 pounds from where I was on Monday (I am determined NOT to weigh every day anymore) and within the healthy weight range. While I'd prefer to be just under 140, healthy is my goal this year.

I am going to meet these goals by eating 6-8 Freggies per day and drinking 10+ glasses of water. These will be my #1 focus (at least for the rest of June). I need to get back into the habit of exercising... this week I will get in 2 workouts (since it's already Wednesday).... and go for at least a mini walk each day that it is not torrentially raining (on a break or lunch).

Okay... that's a lot of goals and plenty for today! It is SO good to be back on here and reading everyone's updates!!

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GRANDMABABA 6/11/2014 2:31PM

    This year is going by so quickly. Time for me to revisit as well. Thanks for the reminder!

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CATTUTT 6/11/2014 2:24PM

    Holy crap you just blew my mind that it's time for second half of 2014 goals. I need to make some of those too.

You have some good goals set and I know you can meet them. It sounds like you're really determined and ready to go, and that's half the battle.

Good luck!

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FITWITHIN 6/11/2014 2:16PM

    Best of luck to you on your goals. emoticon

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