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Thursday, May 27, 2010

I know it's been a week since I last wrote. I have maintained the same weight at my weigh-in this morning even though the scales at home showed I had gained 7 pounds earlier this week. I know that I need to quit weighing everyday but it's so hard not to and sometimes I feel like it keeps me focused more on my goals.
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Baccalaureate was very nice last Friday. All of my friends had me convinced that it was going to be long a boring and I was so glad that it was far from either. We are blessed with a very talented group of kids that have phenomenal musical talents. One family performed 3 or 4 songs and a couple girls sang a beautiful song that brought tears to my eyes. The minister gave 3 very good life lessons with stories to back his theories. He definitely kept interests sparked.
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I went to a wedding Saturday for a co-worker's son. The food was wonderful and I had a second plate. I know that wasn't the best choice, but I hadn't ate hardly anything during the day so by that evening I was really hungry. Unfortunately, I got that full, miserable, stuffed feeling that I so hate. We danced quite a bit that night so I hope I burnt a lot of that off.
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Sunday was church, then graduation, then the Senior all-night party. I had tried to take a short nap Sunday evening after our guests from graduation had left but was unsuccessful. The evening wasn't too bad. Everyone was pretty sleepy-eyed around 3:00am so we did a group activity that really woke everyone up. My daughter fell asleep on the way home but I did fine. Good thing it's only about 15 miles from school to home. I decided to get up after my mother called and woke me even though I had only slept about 3 hours. I worked on unpacking a box, organizing pictures and cleaning house. Later, I went to dinner and the mall with both daughters. It was nice to spend time with them. Seems that doesn't happen much lately or we are in always in a rush.
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I exercised during lunch Tuesday and did Body Pump and Body Combat at the gym after work. Yesterday, I had lunch with a dear friend so my lunch workout didn't happen. I did Kickboxing and Advanced Abs classes at the gym last night. I know that I am getting stronger but I so wish I could do much better. Patience is so easy to say yet so hard to practice. I will just keep working out during lunch and going to the gym after work as much as possible...someday all the hard work will show results.
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One of the reasons I think I had showed a weight gain earlier in the week is because I haven't been as disciplined on my food choices or portions as I know I need to be. I am tracking as much as possible but since I can't do this at home (due to Internet issues), I miss most evenings. I think as long as I do breakfast and lunch I pretty much know my limits for dinner and can plan accordingly. I am really concentrating on increasing my daily water intake.
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Plans for today are to do 20 minutes on the elliptical at lunch, Body Pump class after work, and increase my water to a minimum of 80 oz. while at work and an additional 32 oz. this evening.
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