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Happy Monday!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Today IS a happy Monday. emoticon Yes, Amazing, I know.

But, had a great on plan weekend... even with having pizza and cake! I just need to keep this streak up... long enough to make this a habit, lose the weight, and keep it off this time! (We all know THAT drill!)

What worked: I shopped and ate lots of fruits and veggies. Pretty simple really. I'm cutting down on my sugar... drinking more tea and even more water.

And, I'm down 2.4 pounds from last Monday morning! Since last Monday morning was really depressing, this is really a nice change. Have WW at lunch and we'll see what my lunch weight did, but it should be similar.

I also did my measurements last Wednesday (started late) and then again this morning... already seeing some movement there too, so I'm encouraged. This WW thing is for 20 weeks and I have 30 pounds to lose... so I know I won't make it on that timeline, but I can work toward 20 in that timeframe... and that is my plan.

20 pounds lost by the end of April. I know I'll have good weeks and bad... ups and downs. Travel and parties. But I am going to track everything and, at least, be aware of what I'm doing.

We got our tree put up and decorations up this weekend. Out of town packages are wrapped, just need to be mailed (hopefully tomorrow). This also means that the projects for out of town are completed! Now, well, I'm working on some extras for co-workers emoticon There is always some project you can make and someone that will appreciate it! I am learning so much and challenging myself to try new things. And I'm really enjoying it this year.

Okay - off to work. I hope everyone can start this Monday out on a good note!
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DREAMINGBEYOND 12/9/2014 8:38PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! emoticon

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CATTUTT 12/8/2014 9:48PM

    Wow, congrats on the weight loss! Especially with pizza and cake involved! Sounds like you have a hella great attitude going on right now, and that's awesome. Keep up the good work and you'll be well on your way, or even surpass, 20 lbs in 20 weeks!

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Icy Thursday

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Well, it's been a good week so far.

I've gotten 5K (or almost 5K) every day. I've been focusing on fruits and veggies - despite not going shopping last weekend. With WW starting Monday, I have stayed on plan and tracked everything... even the pizza we are having for dinner tonight.

Unfortunately, my sweet daughter (5 years old) ended up with a fever Tuesday and Wednesday, so home I got to stay. Took Tuesday completely off with her and then worked from home for a 1/2 day yesterday.

I did get lots of things started, moving, or done though! Deck got shoveled before the weather warmed up (so it's not an ice skating rink). Outside lights are up! I finished an apron for a friend for Christmas... and started a beanie hat for DH (knitting - this will be my first knit hat... hope it works well!).

Planning to go get our Christmas tree after DH gets out of class tonight... hence the pizza for dinner emoticon

That's it from my world... oh... except that it DID warm up yesterday and melted most of the snow - now there is ice because it dropped back to 25 last night and is supposed to stay below freezing for a few days. I'd take snow over ice any day! emoticon emoticon

  
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DREAMINGBEYOND 12/5/2014 2:02PM

    I dislike ice too. who doesn't really. it's more dangerous. Good luck with WW and congrats on your success so far. :)

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CATTUTT 12/4/2014 2:19PM

    Sounds like you're doing great on WW so far! I hope your daughter feels better soon, if she isn't already.

Oh, and yeah gimme snow over ice any day. That's usually when it's the worst here, after it snows, warms up a little, and then the temp drops and everything is a skating rink. Thankfully we haven't had much so far and hopefully it will stay that way!

Have fun getting your Christmas tree tonight!

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Snowy Monday

Monday, December 01, 2014

Well, it finally happened. Yes... I mean snow emoticon , snow emoticon , and more emoticon ! First of the season and we got right about a foot starting Saturday night and finally tapering off late Sunday. emoticon

So, my planned quiet Sunday ended up shoveling Sunday... DH hasn't gotten the plow on yet, and didn't want to try to walk me through it over the phone. So the kids and I shoveled and shoveled... and finally called a plow truck and paid him to come do it! lol

The good news about shoveling... I got a workout! AND - ended up with over 10K steps yesterday. (I think the last time I had 10K was Halloween...)
Saturday was busy, but everything worked well - the boys even listened (mostly) and went to bed ok... of course they got up at 2am... and then at 6am... so sleep was minimal for me - but they were good and had fun.

Today starts a concerted effort (again) - to get healthier. With my new job came the added benefit of WW at work being completely paid for (as long as you meet the attendance requirements)... and a new session starts today. Am I ready? Not really... I REALLY don't want to see the number on the scale... but I got on my scale this morning so it wouldn't be a complete shock... and it is BAD. emoticon

So, today is day 1 (again) and I will put my energy into this and work through the month and start 2015 better than today.

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SAM_FIT_2014 12/4/2014 12:48PM

    @ Dreaming - we have a driveway that is quite steep and at least 200 feet long... plus a large parking area - and renters, so it's critical that it is done well.



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DREAMINGBEYOND 12/2/2014 1:09AM

    we get snow like that too. never hired a plow though. all shoeveling!! :) or with luck my nieghbor will do it with his snowblower. hope you had fun at ww!

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CATTUTT 12/1/2014 9:26PM

    Wow, that is ENTIRELY too much snow. Yikes!

Good luck with the WW at work, I hope it goes super well for you. You ARE going to start 2015 off better than right now!

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Finally Friday... Frantic Friday... ?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Well, I am at work, so no Frantic Black Friday for me. I actually avoid crowds if I can... one of the reasons I live in a small town emoticon But, even here, Black Friday can be crazy... so it's a good day to avoid the stores.

Eating yesterday was... well, Thanksgiving emoticon
Didn't get in my steps... not enough between the kitchen and the living room/dining room apparently. I thought about going for a walk in the morning, but then made the apple pies (mini's so you could have your own)... and then got to cleaning and then it was time to put the turkey in, get cleaned up and ready for company. ah well. It was a good day. Fairly low stress. Good food. Family. No drama.

Today I am starving... which is odd... but there it is. I'm eating the healthy snacks in my drawer... but they're almost gone emoticon I have a healthy lunch, but I have a feeling it is not going to be enough... though I am hopeful because it is high fiber and high protein. Drinking lots of water.

Tomorrow will be insane... have a pancake feed (set up starting at 7) until 11, then cleanup. 1pm is a scout outing for my son... 3:30 is karate for both kids... then doing a kid swap with a friend (my daughter will stay the night at her house with her girls and her son will come stay with my son). Those are usually a little bit crazy, but not too bad, since the number of kids is the same - just have to deal with a little bit of selective hearing loss (kids don't seem to hear mom when a friend is over).

Sunday should be quiet though... except for playing catch up... grocery shopping and laundry. At least the house is clean from yesterday, so cleaning will be minimal. May be able to get some more projects done. Oh! Created a couple of headband/ear warmers Wednesday night and yesterday - for two more gifts... emoticon

Hey! Have a fabulous start to the holiday season - whatever you may be doing this first weekend! Be safe, have fun - and remember what the holidays are REALLY about!
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CATTUTT 11/28/2014 9:29PM

    Wow, it sounds like your day tomorrow is gonna be nutso! I hope it isn't too crazy, and that the boys don't go deaf on you tomorrow night.

Hope you also have a fabulous start to the holiday season and a great weekend!

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Thankful Tuesday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

So thankful that Every day is a NEW day!

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KELLIEBEAN 11/25/2014 4:48PM

    So true. Every day is full of new opportunities!



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COOP9002 11/25/2014 12:52PM

    Blessings upon you and yours.

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