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Old 09-21-2007, 11:48 AM   #46  
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I have a couple conference calls scheduled and a rapidly-coming-due project, so I only have a few seconds, but I needed to check in quickly.

Yesterday was not great. I'm trying to slowly increase my calories and not go overboard, and have been doing fairly well. Yesterday, however, I did go overboard, consuming 1499 calories. I also only did the elliptical for 1/2 an hour. I intended to do other exercise, but got caught up in other obligations. As a result, the scale showed a gain this morning. But I'm okay with that. I had an on-plan breakfast, and I will sneak in some cardio between conference calls and evening obligations. I won't have time for much exercise, though, so it needs to be a completely on plan day in terms of food for me.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:47 PM   #47  
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Morning everyone!

Yay for Saturday. I really thought this week wouldn't end.

I'm going to have a fairly quiet day today - just hang about at home and relax. Do some housework, that kind of thing. Seriously, how does one person create this much chaos? I really don't know.

I ordered my groceries online last night, so they'll be delivered this morning. I've thought about doing it that way for quite a while, but have been put off by a couple of things - the fact that the only supermarket that offers online is the most expensive supermarket, and having to pay the delivery fee. Then I figured that I wasn't driving and the delivery fee was only $15 - a taxi from the supermarket would cost that! It means that I just buy what I need and am not being tempted by the bad stuff, walking through the supermarket. I'll see what everything's like and if I'm happy, I'll order through them again..

CC, go you! You're doing so well at the moment!

MJ, yay about the hair. It's always fantastic when you're happy with a new hairstyle because we've all certainly had some terrible ones...

Rakel, keep at it! When I first started, I ate very little fruit and veg. Now, I average 2 serves of fruit and 3 - 4 of veg each day and I've just made gradual changes. Cooking things like stirfries is a fantastic way to add more vegies - you can just go mad there...

Cheryl, pleased you're getting better and hopefully your DD will pick up soon as well...

Rhonda, here's hoping that you don't have to put too much overtime in and you can get the air conditioning issues sorted soon. You've been doing so well with keeping to plan that the weight gain can only be water.

Sunshine, sending hugs and hopefully things will sort themselves out for you soon. Enjoy your weekend!

Laurie, thanks for the info on running. That might have to be this weekend's project, I think - to look into things and maybe make a start...

Right, I'm going to get my house looking semi respectable before the delivery people arrive with my groceries and run screaming from the mess here!

Take care, everyone!

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Old 09-21-2007, 02:14 PM   #48  
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Ok, checking in real quick.

Yesterday's exams went well. I know I worry too much...and passed that unattractive trait right along to my type A daughter!

Today - not so great. I'm making some toffee for a youth bake sale at church and I've had 3 pieces. This is the homemade, there is no redeeming quality about it, toffee. It's pure, unadulterated JUNK and I should not be eating it. Luckily it's now all wrapped up and ready to go out of my house!

Hope everyone has a great day and a great weekend!
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:10 PM   #49  
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Sounds like all of our good luck lately is taking Friday off!

Yesterday overall was a good day: I ate well, took a walk, slept well. But let's back up to that walk, shall we? So I'm walking down the sidewalk at a fast clip. I've got my iPod on, I'm in a groove. All's good. There are a lot of people out enjoying the nice cool temperatures. Much of the area I live in has association maintained landscaping. There are a lot of these plants that are drought-tolerant with very long, thin leaves that will not under any circumstances rip or break. My left foot landed on the end of the leaf (in the middle of the sidewalk), forming a perfect loop for my right foot to slip into and I didn't have a chance. I fell. Correction: I flew, then fell, then rolled. In front of a ton of people. And it hurt. Like ****. I picked myself up with everyone looking (no one came over to help me - I'm almost kind of glad for that) and hightailed it out of there, taking some small consolation in the fact I could walk. One knee has a bump as big as a tennis ball and no skin, the palms of my hands are scraped, one palm is bruised, my arm is sore from catching myself, and my iPod is totally scratched (but it was already scratched from TWO other times I've fallen). On the way home (feeling intensely sorry for myself) I started to cry. I fall ALL THE TIME! Something like this at least every month. Up stairs, down stairs, on sidewalks, over thresholds, on rocks, you name it. I try to be careful, I'm just a total klutz. And always with an audience. I just imagine all those people going home and telling their spouses about the big fat girl who ate it on the sidewalk.

And to cap it off, I have a headache and I'm nauseated today (and sore). Blech. On the bright side, I'm not going to soothe my feelings with food.

Sigh. Let's all promise to have a better weekend okay?
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:57 PM   #50  
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Oh, CC, I'm so sad for you. I would suggest exercise as a stress reliever, but I don't think that would do the trick this time. Maybe knowing that you have my admiration and respect for handling the situation so well might help, though.

I guess this is the best I can do:
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:32 PM   #51  
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Just a quick note to CC. I'm sorry that happened!! But keep in mind that with all that walking you've been doing, and all the weight you've lost, you are no longer the "big fat girl". Hang in there kiddo!
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:34 PM   #52  
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CC -- OH NO! Like you, I'm also a clutz. Maybe it will ease your pain to hear some of my falling stories? OK, about a month or two ago I popped into Washington Mutual to deposit some money into my account. It was/had been raining, and I was just making a quick trip so I put on these slipper shoe things. I got them at target... they look like a sweater. Anyway, alarmbells should have gone off when I picked them up, because they *slide* very easily and I knew it had been raining, but I didn't think anything of it. SO, I get to WaMu, and walk over to the teller. The floor was very wet from all of the wet shoes, and I completely SLIPPED and fell right into the surface they have to write out your deposit slips... which, thankfully for me were not part of the floor, and it moved along with me. What's worse is that it was right in front of the whole bank, and there were at least 5 to 8 customers in there, plus all of the bank staff. Amazingly enough I did not hurt myself that much, but I could have gotten hurt really badly, like if that counter was stuck to the floor.

AND more recently, I was taking some dishes out of my room into the kitchen (you have to understand that I have a very messy room... just stuff everywhere. I've always been this way, but it's especially bad because I live in such a small apartment and don't really have an adequate dresser so there are clothes EVERYWHERE) and I tripped over some shoes/an Ethernet cord (I'm not really sure), and I FELL right into my bathroom (the door was open). I totally skinned up my knee even though I was wearing pants, and it's still a little tender but it's getting better. I was amazed that the glass in my hand did not break, and very thankful it didn't. I could have easily smashed it against the door frame.

SO, you are not the only KLUTZ out there. I am Grade A :P
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CC I'm so sorry that happened! I am a total clutz too. You have done so much awesome work and lost so much, you should be very proud
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CC - Ugh. I'm sorry you fell. I fall and hurt myself all the time, too. It makes me wonder what I am going to be like when I am old. Scary.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:27 PM   #55  
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Thank you all so much! It's nice to know I'm not the only one! My personal theory is that my head is too far from my feet and therefore I have trouble keeping track of where they are, what they're up to, and what's in their way.

At least I know my bones are strong, because as much as I fall (seriously, if there weren't reasons for each and every tumble I'd wonder about a brain disturbance) I've never broken a bone in the process. Knock on wood.

And BattleAx, I worry about when I'm old too! Last night I was thinking that if anyone is doomed to brake a hip in their golden years it'll be me!

So thanks again everyone! My pity party is over. And hey, at least I've got this month's fall out of the way !
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:52 AM   #56  
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Hi everyone! Well, yesterday was NOT good. I ate horribly....I think I ate more 'junk' yesterday than I have eaten in months. I didn't drink much water, and I didn't get any exercise. Of course, last night and today I feel icky as a result!

I will NOT let it get me down, I am going to be on plan today and have already started drinking water and it isn't even 9am yet. I have some cleaning to do, but I will get a walk in today.

Ok, I need to get to my cleaning (although I would much rather sit nere and put it off!)

I'm sure I'll check back later....I do MUCH better w/ staying on plan when I know I am going to come back here later!!!

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Old 09-22-2007, 10:07 AM   #57  
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Oh CC...I can't believe no one stopped to help you....Normally I'd be spewing profanities about this lack of action but ahhh...we are here so I will follow the rules and keep my potty mouth to myself and settle to say...what a bunch of jerks. Forget them....ummm hello you've lost 70 pounds....70! You are one tough lady and just from posting with you for so long now I can tell how far you've come...not just in numbers but it seems emotionally and showing more confidence etc. You rule, don't let those ignorant people lacking any human compassion get you down...they are the ones who are lacking.

As for falling... I fall everywhere... I think over the years I've just come to be able to laugh at myself fat or not. I fall on moving trains during rush hour, up the stairs at the stations, I have a shoe obsession.... with slippery heels that often lose their traction on any floor...bars, restaurants, work events...thank god my office is carpeted. And when I fall... i usually have some sort of coffee product in my hand that goes flying...or a cell phone, blackberry, folders, purse contents etc. It's really awful, I'm like a waking circus. I'm also one of those people that multi-tasks....walks really fast in the city and do things while I'm on the move...look for our ads and reviews in the paper, answer email, fish for things in the black hole of a bag....it is not unusual for me to be walking to a meeting with my assistant...and he'll be holding half of my stuff or guiding me from slamming into various street poles. That poor soul, how he deals with me I'll never understand. So, ya, you are so not alone.

As for me, I'm feeling pretty good today. It's kind of cloudy out... and I think today I'm also going to just hang out and relax and do things for me. Laundry, housecleaning, maybe cook some healthy meals to freeze for the week... I'm definatly going to go to the gym, alone, and have a nice long workout and blow off some steam from my work week...which couldn't have been more awful. I'm going to forgo the hiking this weekend as almost everyone I know is totally lame and won't go with me or is working...though... I did find someone to go with, my old bosses old roommate...she's a sweet girl and is also losing weight. She started on her own after I hit the first 20lb mark and my god she is looking fantastic. She is so much more confident and outgoing and active and in control, I'm really so happy for her. Anyway I think it's good to have a friend like this that understands where you are coming from and what you are doing and how hard it is that is interested in doing better things, being more healthy and active as opposed to most of my friends that still want to sleep all day and spend all night at the same old bars with the same old meat heads getting wasted. I'm officially grown out of that I think... I have no interest. Anyway we are going to go hiking next weekend.

Wow this is getting long, I hope everyone has a good weekend! I know I'm going to savor every moment, do some good workouts, stay eating healthy, and treat myself to a home mani/pedi and some other various relaxing pamperings to help me try to start next week off on a better foot.... cause I know it's going to be just as bad as this past week!
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Still struggling with water intake. I was doing so good before summer hit! Well, I'm working to get back to that. I didn't do very well last night for dinner, we had pizza and I was watching TV at the same time as eating and mindlessly ate too much.

Just trying to keep with it through the weekend. I'm not going to exercise today. Shin splints are sore. But I'm going to go shopping for some other shoes.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Oh, thanks for sharing your stories, Rakel. As long as we can just laugh at ourselves, we'll be doing great!
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Good morning, Everyone. How is the weekend going for each of you? I slept in this morning and am now putting in a couple of hours on my project for work. I stayed on-plan yesterday, but never got around to exercising. Today, I plan on doing some weeding and cleaning. We never made it to dinner last night for Hubby's birthday, so looks like we are going to dinner tonight. I've already planned what I'm ordering and I will not even look at the menu.(what?!..who is this crazy lady!) Then, oldest DD gave Hubby tickets to see Transformers at the movies. Oh boy...looks like I'm going to see a guy/kid loud movie..yikes!

LaurieDawn - How did you do with calories yesterday?
Nicolen - how was your grocery order? That sounds like such a nice luxury!
Tricia - congratulations on doing well on your exams!
Sunshine - so glad you found a hiking buddy. Hubby is my buddy for things like that, but we then have to find someone to watch the girls.
MJ - Hope to hear that you've had a great day when you check back again later.
Diane - how are you doing with the water?

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day. The scales havent moved much for me this weekend, but I still have hope for Monday's weigh-in. Let's do this!
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Good morning everyone!

Yesterday was fantastic. Sometimes it's good to just have a day at home without being social and I think I just needed the time to myself. Sounds stupid since I live by myself, but it was good not to have to worry about anyone but me.

The grocery order was actually really good! They threw in a couple of freebies - yoghurt that I knew I hadn't ordered because I'm just completely off yoghurt at the moment, and a packet chocolate cake which is either going to my sister or into the collection at work for the city mission food bank. All fruit and veg was in fantastic condition and I have a kitchen full of healthy food, so there's no excuse!

Today, I'm going to start on the C25K programme and see how that goes. I'm actually looking forward to it. The scales have stalled this week - I'm about a pound up on my weigh in on Tuesday, so that's not great. In saying that, I've had a couple of days where my choices could have been better, so not that surprising really.

CC, ouch! I can't believe that nobody stopped! Hope you're feeling better today, and things are going well. I'm a klutz as well - I specialise in falling *up* the stairs which is kind of a unique achievement!

MJ, good for you at getting back on plan! I figure we're not going to be completely on plan all day every plan, so the occasional slip up is better than giving up completely.

Sunshine, how fantastic that you've got someone to help keep you motivated, and it sounds like you've motivated her along the way.

Rhonda, have fun with your night out!

Hi to everyone else!

Take care everyone!
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