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  • September 2020
    Jen: I envision you walking around with a puppy dog in a pouch on your belly... Gosh, double shift sounds overwhelming...Can you sleep during one shift?

    I walked last night and I walked this am. Last night it started to sprinkle but I went anyway. Five minutes in someone offered me an umbrella, but I told them I could manage. Ten minutes in it really started raining...oh well. I also biked last night and lifted light wts. I need to do some situps and some knee exercises...

    Diet okay except for small sundae, and too many snacks (jelly bean, chips, popcorn). I lost track, but I think I still did okay.

    I really need to finish an overdue library book.

    I was thinking that today is Friday...
  • Good Morning, Everyone!

    Last night: Basic stretches
    This morning: Oxycise

    Calories for yesterday: 1550 +
    Weigh In: 182.2
    Down: .2

    Have a Blessed day, stay safe and healthy!

    Copied from Crosswalk Devotions for Dieters

    September 3

    Malachi 3:6
    For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    God was such a big help when Gwen began her diet, but He didn't seem to care much anymore. Lately, Gwen's diet had become almost intolerable. She began to wonder if God knew what she was going through. She had prayed daily when she started her diet, and it had gotten so easy that she really didn't need to pray all the time. Then, it started getting harder. Why did God let that happen? Poor Gwen never realized that God hadn't changed, but she had. She included God all the time at first, then she left Him out more and more. God will help us just as much as we allow Him to. Often we are our own, and God's, worst enemy when we take our lives out of God's hands and put them into our own.

    Today's thought: God and I are dieting together!
  • thanks rachel! there also were some major changes at his office since i was last there. he's part of a group now and has gotten two new nurses, a pa, and two new secretaries. i graduated high school a year ahead one of the nurses.
  • Good morning to all
    WI same as it has been for the past 4 days
    WO I chose to sleep the extra hour today and yesterday. my groin pull is still iffy and I was just super tired

    Work has been stressful, they say they are going to hire help and I did see that they placed an ad. but they do move slow so by the time they hire someone and then 'trained' the busy busy season will be done LOL

    I don't have much to add today just another blah blah....still working on MNP with minimizing my neg self talk. Was tough last night, I did indulge in an adult beverage and I had to remind myself it is OK ...anyway have a great day
  • Nancy, sounds like you and I are commiserating on the no help work situations. Hugs.
    Ciecie, yeah they are giving you the works

    Terri, I love your perserverance. That is my personality. I did carry babies in that pooch area. I hate it. I remember when my stomach was flat and unsectioned. I thought it was fat then! Heh. It could be worse though.

    Rachel, keep up the good work

    I'm hungry today. My body is trying to ovulate. My cycles are less than a month apart now. Im irregularly regular. Haha.

    This site is giving me a fit to press enter and type. But I was 189 yesterday and woke up to 187.2. I hope im solidly in the 180s now. I want out by the end of September though. I hate to be 180 anything on my 41st birthday...

    My quads have been giving me a hard time especially my right and I think its pulled on my knee too much because I've over extended it twice...so its not happy today. I've done a few exercises and some slow dance moves...during some worship songs...

    I wish i wasn't so blasted hungry today!!

  • good afternoon! went for a power walk and ran errands this morning. will go for another power walk and run more errands on my way to supper tonight.
  • Hi Everyone!

    Total Approx 1470 calories +

    Breakfast ( 400 calories & )
    Frittata
    spritz olive oil in pan
    2 large eggs 140 calories
    veggies 60
    14 g. shredded cheese 50 calories
    1 piece thin sliced bread toasted 60 calories
    Fruit spread 30 calories
    juice equivalent to 60 calories
    coffee w/cream & monk fruit

    Lunch (270 Calories)
    1 Siggi's yogurts 110 calories
    Fage 0 yogurt 90
    Fruit 70 calories

    Snack (200 calories)
    popcorn 200 calories

    Dinner (600 Calories)
    all cooked together, spaghetti squash, hamburger meat, mushrooms, asparagus 500 calories
    vanilla pudding cup 100 calories

    Exercise:
    40 minute outdoor walk and Jane Adams Stronger Standing Balance - Standing exercises

    Have a Blessed evening!
  • Hey all... long time no see. Diet has been decidedly meh recently, although I've been active as always. Scale around 140 consistently so I seem to have gained back what I lost, which is very frustrating. I'm kind of just letting things sit until my full teaching/dancing schedule starts up in the next week or two. I lost weight last fall without even trying because I was in the studio so much, and I'm hoping that'll happen again--I should be dancing or teaching a good 25 hours a week, and that's not including my usual biking or walking to get places or weights or anything. It'll be hard to eat that much haha.

    Breakfast: bread and jam, milk
    Lunch: naan, breaded zucchini chips, yogurt, ice cream
    Snack: cereal
    Dinner: fish fillets, spaghetti squash, cucumber tomato salad, fruit
  • Good morning
    Princessroja, Yay! So good to see you! I always appreciate your posts.

    Yesterday I took in 1450 calories so met my goal. I skipped the treadmill. I wish I LOVED to exercise. I come from a highly athletic family and I used to be athletic when I was younger. But, alas, I don't really have that desire now. I have to make myself.

    Today's goals: 1300-1500 calories, 2 liters water, fiber, veggies, calcium, treadmill.
  • Good Morning, Everyone! Happy Friday!

    Last night: Basic stretches
    This morning: Oxycise

    Calories for yesterday: 1470 +
    Weigh In: 182
    Down: .2

    Have a Blessed day, stay safe and healthy!

    Copied from Crosswalk Devotions for Dieters

    September 4

    Matthew 7:7-8
    'Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.'

    Barry never really believed that he'd lose weight. That was probably his problem. His heart was never in it. Whenever he got the least bit discouraged, he'd immediately give up. His friends tried to offer support, but Barry always came up with excuses why he should give up his diet. If we want to lose weight, we need to believe in ourselves. Self-doubt is a killer. If we lack faith in ourselves, then perhaps we can overcome it by the faith we have in God. God can fill us with a self-assurance that allows us to do almost anything we set our minds to. Push aside doubt. Be filled with the confidence of God.

    Today's thought: With God's help, I'll knock off a few pounds!
  • September 2020
    Good Morning!


    Diana...Yeah! It's really Friday...You could food me, I mean, fool me...

    Rachel: What kind of sport did you used to like to do?

    Jen: Yeah! You are doing so good! Hip Hip Hurrah! I mean Hipless, Hipless Hurrah!

    Princess: I'd feel a little stressed out if I had a new job...maybe more than a little stressed out...

    CieCie: When you ride the bus, are there less people? Is everyone spaced apart? Oh, sometimes, it is really nice to see people from your past...I don't know about that at the doctor's office. Give me some privacy...


    I walked last night and this am. I biked and wt. lifted, I did situps and did knee exercises. I am breaking in a new pair of shoes. I bought this pair of athletic sneakers a few years ago. They sent me the wrong color, but they were so comfortable I kept them. This spring I bought some shoes (same brand) locally (because we are supposed to support local businesses.) Even though they have memory foam, they are too stiff. I prefer to have shoes with just that soft white rubber sole and then memory foam on top. I ordered 3 more pairs of shoe (same brand). I think they also have a stiff layer underneath the memory foam. I will bear with them, but I will need to look around for another brand of shoe...I like the feel of walking on pillows...


    Diet has been okay. NO SUNDAE. But I had an apricot cookie among other stuff...
  • Good morning! Been a busy week of working and kids stuff. I feel like I'm failing at this dieting thing... I've definitely been stress eating and that's not healthy. I'm probably at my highest non-pregnant weight and I refuse to step on a scale because I'm scared.

    I've been continuing the exercise. I've done something each day... either walking, hiking, or doing yoga.
  • good afternoon! power walked and ran errands late this morning/early this afternoon. came home and had lunch. will take a shower in a few minutes.
  • I weighed in today and lost a couple more pounds! 5 more until I get below the Mendoza Line. The combination of cardio and strength training and reduced overindulging is working in the long term.
    My job is still in anxiety mode and maybe I will know more during the week of the 14th. I have assumed the interim lead role of the team currently and we are moving things along pretty well with a limited staff. I have some work to catch up on over the weekend. Time to get the body moving!
  • Hi Everyone!

    My DH is having a bird shoot tomorrow. He asked me to make iced tea, baked beans and deviled eggs for the guys. I had a problem with a couple of eggs so I just added them to the mixture. There was extra mixture so I made an egg salad sandwich. I really didn't need that. But I was tempted because I haven't had it in a long time. It was good.

    Total Approx 1510 calories +

    Breakfast ( 400 calories & )
    Frittata
    spritz olive oil in pan
    2 large eggs 140 calories
    veggies 60
    14 g. shredded cheese 50 calories
    1 piece thin sliced bread toasted 60 calories
    Fruit spread 30 calories
    juice equivalent to 60 calories
    coffee w/cream & monk fruit

    Lunch (270 Calories)
    1 Siggi's yogurts 110 calories
    Fage 0 yogurt 90
    Fruit 70 calories

    Dinner (840 Calories)
    seared salmon 340 calories
    yellow grits 200 calories
    later egg salad sandwich 300 calories

    Exercise:
    1 hour outdoor walk

    Have a Blessed evening!