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Cybermom4 - Sunday Jul 24, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 187.0

 A college graduate applied for a spy job at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Together with several other applicants, he was given a sealed envelope and
told to take it to the fourth floor.

As soon as the young man was alone, he stepped into an empty hallway and
opened the packet.

Inside, a message read: "You're our kind of person. Report to the fifth
floor."

 

Well, I took the past two weeks to get my act together.  I have started eating breakfast - cut out sugars and increased protien with bars and powder.  Starting to make more smoothie too.

 

I read an article about fasting and decided to do a 2 day fast and cleanse - one of the tips in the article was to be prepared to be tired and take th time you need to rest.  I figured being off this summer and not having any responsibilities (and hubby is away) I could attempt this and if need be - just stay in bed to get through the cravings (avoid the kitchen).  I did pretty well - did cave in to some block cheese.

Also went to a bariatric meeting - it was so motivational I am thinking of going to weight watchers to join in thier meetings.  I have to decide now  b/c their 30% discount is over after tomorrow.  I am not really crazy about counting points etc.. but I do think I need the social meetings for support - I just hate to pay that kind of money ugg.

 

At the bariatric meeting I met people who were really serious and attempting to be serious about weight loss (hence surgery).  I am not at all intereted in surgery - but I know I need a life style change and the biggest change is getting off my bottom and working out.  My mental block is awful.  During my two weeks I did go to the gym about 4 x and I did like it - I think I self defeat my thoughts by being so down on my current body  - I can't seem to accept the fact that I have let myself go so much and when I do go to the gym - I don't have instant  results so I quit.

How do I change this mindset?  I am beating myself up and not getting anywhere - How do I tell myself to keep at it and not be discouraged when I don't have instant results?  I have to stop this but I don't know what to do to teach myself to take it slow and steady and not give up.  After a few days I say "heck with it - just eat the sweet" or I say "you just bought that new dress and if fits you fine and hides your figure - so don't worry about it!!

 

How do I keep telling myself that I am not in a healthy state and the only way to get healthy is to makee these changs?  I know it in my head but can't get it to my heart!!  I am my own worst enemy.  I feel like a big baby complaining and I get confused with 'accepting yourself' and 'changing your self' - How do I value myself as a person and yet give myself the okay to make good choices for my health.  I feel like I either like and accept myself just as I am and give no effort to improveing or that would mean I don't like myself.

 

Is any of this making sense???

 

I feel like I can't get clarity on this journey and I'm going through the motions one day and skipping it the next?  How do I develop here?

 

Any Encouragement - support and help welcome~

 

Whew - that was quite a vent!!  Thanks for listening!!

 

Progress as of today: 7.6 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/24/2016:
We are all our own worst enemy. It will all come together at one point and you will get it going for you just keep doing your best.

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
Thanks Puddles!! I will keep going.


Donkey on 07/24/2016:
This makes total sense to me. Part of self-acceptance is the acknowledgment or re-inforcement that healthy habits are part of taking care of yourself, whether you're fat or thin or somewhere in between. So is the integration of a treat or a sweet - because after all, life's too short.

I think that the social support in real life could be very helpful to you. I completely understand how you feel about having to pay for it. Why not give yourself 2 or 3 months of a membership and see how you like it?

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
I think you are right - today is the deadline - I will go to my local office and see what to do - if I don't visit, I won't know!! Thanks for the nudge!!


Donkey on 07/24/2016:
PS I'm not one for counting points either, but I've heard that WW has a system where it's more about food choices rather than counting points, as an alternative. That might be more up your way.

PPS Great joke :-)

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
:)


Duaa123. on 07/24/2016:
Well. I think you need to change you thought from i want to lose weight to I am healthy happy person. every morning you wake up tell yourself that you are a healthy and you love yourself thats why you want to keep her healthy... And try to make friendships with positive people.. I visited my aunt who go breast cancer twice and told me she was depressed then her daughter advice her to go to gyms to lose weight and meet new people and she did, now she lose weighy alooot and also she become happy and all firends support her.. good luck

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
Thank you Duaa123!! Great suggestions.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2016:
hey welcome back! cute joke :-D

I would say try to surround yourself (offline and also online which for me tends to be easier....)...surround yourself with like-minded people who want to change. who are focused on their goals and changing their lifestyle / weight / health. by posting here, that's a start.

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
Thanks Coach - I often go back and read your notes :). You are such a good example of what I hope I can become. Not sure why I am making this harder than it has to be - maybe it is b/c so much is happening in life. I don't think it is bothering me - but deep down it really does. My oldest son and youngest daughter got into an argument which I am trying not to meddle but I hate seeing them this way (he is in Italy and she and her boyfriend visited - it went well the first few days then went south) I feel bad for them - then this year being empty nester, dealing with being healthy etc. I think I just need to focus on one thing and that is my health. Let all the other stuff wait - no one else is thinking about it - I'm a dweller and that can be helpful or hurtful. Anyway - thanks!!! :)



Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jun 28, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 189.4

 One dark night outside a small town in Minnesota, a fire started inside the local chemical plant, and in a blink of an eye it exploded into massive flames.

The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around.

When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All of our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved.  I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."

But the roaring flames held the firefighters off.

Soon more fire departments had to be called in as the situation became  desperate. As more firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret files. Still no takers.

From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby rural township volunteer fire company composed mainly of Norwegians over the age of 65. They had fled Europe after WW2, and established their own town.

To everyone's amazement, the little run-down fire engine, operated by these old Norwegians, passed all the newer sleek engines parked outside the plant .... and drove straight into the middle of the inferno!

Outside, the other firemen watched as the Norwegian old-timers jumped off and began to fight the fire with a performance and effort never seen before. Within a short time, the Norsemen had extinguished the fire and saved the secret formulas.

The grateful chemical company president joyfully announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave, though elderly, Norse firefighters.

The local TV news reporters rushed in after capturing the event on film and asked, "What are you going to do with all that money?"

"Vell," said Olee Larsen, the 70-year-old fire chief, "Da furst ting vee doo is fix da brakes on dat truck!"

 

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I started using My fintess pal again and if you don't eat enough calories it will not calculate your page for the day - well it says :Completing your diary with fewer than the minimum calories noted above will not generate a news feed post for that day, or show a five-week weight projection.

Is there any way to get around this?

 

Also, my hubby and I are visitng Canada this week so I am trying to be extra aware of what I eat.  My husband can eat like a horse and not gain an ounce (ever heard of jack sprat and his wife?)  Well, I don't want to lick the platter clean - I want to come home from this week with a good suprise on the scale and what better way to begin than when away from all my normal temptations?

 



Progress as of today: 5.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/28/2016:
Enjoy your vacation, Mom. I like your joke and I'm changing the ethnicity to Hillbillies.


puddles on 06/28/2016:
What part of my great country are you coming to? You coming to celebrate Canada's birthday July 1st? Enjoy your holidays.

cybermom4 on 06/28/2016:
The ever famous Niagra Falls. Apparently we are right in time to miss the flood of visitors. We are in Guelf ON for business and taking vacation in Niagra. Locals told us kids are done with school Wed. which happens to be the day we signed up for an all day tour. I guess the crowd could get busy just before the 1st. We will be leaving the 30th.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/28/2016:
That's the sweetest story ever. Yeah, the old guys it seems have a different work ethic at times ;) Those Norsemen are superheros indeed :)

Where'd you find that short story?

maybe add in a few "fake" calories at the end --- add a last meal to up the calories up to 1200 so it works?

I guess try to stick with lots of veggies while away :)

enjoy Canada...weather must be great up there!


happy-1 on 06/29/2016:
LOL. That is one of the best ones you have posted.



Cybermom4 - Monday Jun 20, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 189.4

 Well, I am already seeing a difference.  I cut back on one of my meds and it feels like the lbs are slowly dropping off.  I haven't been in the 180's for over 8 months I bet.  I am so motivated at this moment (just before my coffee mind you).  I have been eating healthy and drinking water.  All things I had done before but with no results.

Yesterday I noticed a chip in  my  front tooth. UGG - going to call the dentist today and see if he can take me in.  It is like a 'scrape chip'.  I am afraid if I don't get it checked, while I am on vacation I will bite into something and the whole tooth will snap it that makes sense.  It is no fun being middle aged!!  Good grief - you get one problem under control then another one creeps in.

Then, this AM I woke up before my alarm and leaned to the table to turn off the alarm and accidently knocked mybrown  tabby  kitty on the floor!!  She squeeked more out of shock than pain.  I felt so bad - I didn't even know she was in  bed with me- She must have gotten in when my son left for the airport at 4 and I just did not know.  Poor girl!!  She forgave me - gotta love animals - so loyal.

 

Have a good day today everyone.  I am feeling so motivated right now I am going to do 10 lady push ups!!  (It's a start).... there did 12!!

Progress as of today: 5.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/20/2016:
Sounds like things have started to move for you. Have a great day and yes our pets are loyal.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/20/2016:
lol...trust me...i've got friends not even 30 yrs old with MAJOR dental issues. My best friend, only 33, also has had MAJOR dental issues since she was a child. Poor dental care growing up = bad teeth problems for life!

Keep us updated on your own tooth drama :-) i hope it ends for you soon!

have a good day!

the more you do those pushups, soon you'll be able to do "male pushups!"....lol

keep going.

i'm glad you have found your "pizzazz"!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/20/2016:
a little weight loss is super motivating to me as well!



Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jun 14, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

 Dr. was awesome

Went over all my medications and determined which ones were causing weight gain.

Went over going back on to fitness pal and keeping track of calories (I knew that from Coach HOP)

She encouraged diet very high in protein - 80 grams per day or 25-30 grams per meal - includes your broccoli and kale and green veggies

Gave me some simple 'band' exercises to start with to get going on exercise. (I said my motivation is very very low)

Advised to only drink one glass of wine per night b/c anything over that will just go to the liver and turn to fat.

Wants to address sleep to make sure it is not interfering with metabolism.

Unfortunately she is moving to another office too far from my home so I will not get to meet with her again  (boo) but hopefully the next doctor will be good - I go back in 4 weeks.

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/14/2016:
Good Post Today.


supercheeseSara on 06/14/2016:
Thats some great advice!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2016:
Your doc sounds awesome indeed. You have to update us on addressing your sleep - will you be taking a test?

Protein helps me. So does a little fat. That's why I've been having that odd low carb wrap (and only 60 calories) with cream cheese for 100 cals and salami for 100 cals in the mornings. It's very satisfying. If i eat it, I generally eat a banana after or later in morning. and coffee. Because the wrap is low carb, i do not get energy from it - i feel tired still, so i have the coffee. I'm hooked right now on caffeine. not recommending it, but i like it for now.

I do eat other carbs though. I do not like to limit too much and i also feel the carbs tend to satisfy me, like ending a meal with a small bag of 100 cal popcorn at lunch at work. I like some carbs :-) that's also my reason for the high-carb banana. It does tend to spike my blood sugar and make me hungry earlier after, but there's so much health (for me) in the bananas, that i enjoy it. I am typically low in potassium.

Band exercises are awesome. You are using your own strength - it can work as well as weight training. I may start using my own band again so i can strengthen my weak ankle a bit more!

Keep up the great work, Mom. :-)



Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jun 14, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

 Well, on the family drama  - there are two sides to every story - I did blow a fuse with my daughter and she shared her side of the story.  Apparently, my son was grilling them on the 'sanctity of marriage' and 'being sinful' and 'getting her act together' - she said they felt very unwelcome.  She said she even said 'can we just be siblings and love each other? and he said 'let's sleep on it' - UGG  Honeslty, as my husband says - we were not there and we cannot imagine the tone and the atmosphere, but I have to trust that it was best for my daughter to leave and best for my son to not continue to lecture them (he can be pretty judgy')

In the end  - my daughter sent him  a very nice message with sincere apology and honesty and my son seemed to think that was a good step on the road to healing.  After thinking about it I think that my son just didn't realize his baby sister grew up since he has been gone.  He has been married 6 years and he is 6 years older than her (Yes I had 4 kids in 6 years - crazy but fun when they were little)

 

All in all - they will resolve their issues as they see fit and I am honestly okay with the way things are now.  At least they are trying.

 

I am so excited today - in 30 min I see the bariatric dr to discuss my case.  I have no clue how they are going to help me, but my family doc said they are really good at working with weight issues and highly recommended them.  I know there is no magic pill - but maybe they will say just the right thing to get me motivated.

My husband just put on a shirt today and said 'Wow look how big this is on me - I keep losing weight"  Innocent statement but made me feel like a fat slob!!  I have to get out of this mood and get moving!!

 

I have been drinnking my apple cider vinegar and lemon water every day - that helps a lot (curbs appetite and good for you)

 

Anyway - I am off to the dr.  

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/14/2016:
Siblings they have their own way of solving their issues... it works out in the end - not as if you can change the fact that he or she are your brother or sister right... lol

cybermom4 on 06/14/2016:
Very true!


puddles on 06/14/2016:
Good luck at the Dr.


supercheeseSara on 06/14/2016:
I think your kids will work it all out! Siblings always do!



Cybermom4 - Sunday Jun 12, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 191.0

 The nurse noticed a man in golf attire pacing up and down outside the emergency room where another golfer, who had a golf ball driven down his throat, was being treated by a doctor.

"Is he a relative of yours?" the nurse, stepping outside the room, asked the pacing golfer.

"No," replied the man. "It's my ball."

 

Wow, I can't believe 10 days have gone by since my last post.  I have been super busy with the last week of school, our school's graduation (which even Elementary teachers have to attend) , end of year meetings and finializing my personal days (I had 4 left so I am oficially off for the next 4 days and then it is oficially summer.  My husband and I leave for the beach soon.  But the beach is not going to be much fun for me this year due to my skin cancer.  I know I can lather up the sun screen (I bought 85% off Amazon) but my whole goal of going to the beach is to get tan!!  GUess I'll have to be in the indoor pool.  Decided I will take my waist floatie along and my aqua i pod and aqua jog for as much as I can during the day and then in the evenings - walk the beach with a light jackent and capris (knees permitting) Also want to do some Kyaking.

Also dealing with some famiily drama - my oldest son (in Italy) is hosting my youngest daughter and her boyfriend for 10 days.  Only problem:  son , who is very excited to give them tour and took off work and made reservations for sight seeing etc. only to find out that his sister and boyfriend feel 'too controled' and they want to go travel all alone!!  I'm pissed, mostly b/c my son sincerely loves his sister and can't believe she is acting like this is a 'honeymoon' and not a visit.  Granted she is only just 21 - she spent 2 years away at college and probably feels very 'grown up' - but the truth is she is selfish and ungrateful.  Last I heard my son is planning on taking them to the train and letting them go on thier way!  Fools!!  Sorry if I sound harsh - I am just really caught off guard by this and can't help but want to say to her - 'Ok you are grown, pack your things and you are on your way!! "  grrrr  How can she be so blind - her brother , her nephew - uggg.

 

OK - let me think about my cute kitty Oliver who brings me such joy that I am afraid to leave him for the beach LOL  I know he will be fine as my neighbor will let him in and out but still - he is going to be confused.  he loves being where people are.  Just yesterday Alan and I were on the deck and he clawed at the door to go out and sat with us.  Then about 30 min later we went in and guess who was behind us?  So spoiled!!

 

 

Progress as of today: 3.6 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/12/2016:
Morning, Mom.

cybermom4 on 06/12/2016:
Awe - Hi OR!! I have lots of catching up to do - hope all is well with you!


puddles on 06/12/2016:
Certainly a great host your son - sad that your daughter is not willing to take him up on his plans. Kids... lol Have a great day.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/12/2016:
Cute Joke Mom :-)....now to comment on your entry! I love your shorter jokes, as i have the worst attention span! haha...


Horn_of_plenty on 06/12/2016:
I am sorry you had skin cancer. Do you have it now? What type and where? I'm sorry, again. I have very fair skin. got a HORRIBLE burn recently because i didn't apply the sunscreen well. I was not paying attention - too tired from the night before and just totally being careless. There's still a burn on my leg, although it's gotten far better, since Memorial Day weekend! It should be almost healed by next weekend, Father's Day weekend...I told my parents i'd go with them to the beach that weekend if they wanted (but in all honesty, i'd be ok going to the beach 1st time July 4th weekend, haha)...

maybe talk your daughter into spending half the time inclusive with her brother showing them around. I agree with you about this whole scenario, for sure.

I would say your kitty is loved, not spoiled ;)



Cybermom4 - Thursday Jun 02, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

 A kid gave his teacher a blank piece of paper.

Teacher: "What is this?"

Kid: "It's a drawing of a cow eating grass."

"Where's the grass?"

"The cow ate all of it."

"Then, where's the cow?"

"It left because there was no more grass."

 

Whew - Running since Friday - Had my first week with no kids and then 'bam' everyone was home.  My youngest turned 21 so she has been trying all kinds of drinks - funny thing, she is only about 100lbs - drank enough to knock out a bear and she came home fine!  Strange.  Actually, she really doesn't like alcohol or the bar scene so she doesn't worry me too much.

 

Wow, youngest is 21 - guess that really makes me old!  I stll fee like I'm in  my 30's so how could I have a 21 year old?

 

Well, I am trying a new trick on myself this week - the kids left and hubby is away for most evenings so I just refuse to go grocery shopping.  We have very little in the house so I am forced to eat right and very little.  I can't wait for school to end - then I will put grannie's workouts to good use - or maybe hit the pool.  But that is yet to come - gotta think about now!

 

Today I am visiting two of my students at their 'co op'.  You see as a cyber teacher - I only get to 'see' the students via the internet so a personal visit is really special.  I decided to make it a goal for next year to plan small group events in differrent regions of the state so I can meet more of my students in person.  I would have to meet them at a 'McDonald's or Wendy's' but at least we will get to meet.  I have to run it through my principal first but I think she will like the idea  - making it happen will be the tough part.

I wish I knew how to take an xcel spread sheet with all the kids addresses - and pin them to a map - time for 'google how to...'

 

Well, hope everyone has a great day - 

 

How was the circus Coach?

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/02/2016:
Cute joke, I wish i tried it as a kid while in school, so funny!...


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/02/2016:
only 100lbs, lucky girl. i wish her health always. when i was that weight around, drinks affected me greatly lol i still have NO tolerance!

happy bday to her...

i had no idea you were really a Cyber teacher, i thought you did teach in the schools actually...hmmm...overlooked it i guess, you are so good to your students to want to meet up with them!

buy some more veggies so you don't have to eat so little????!!!!!!!

Circus was cool...worth it, just tired now...i wrote about it in two of my entries, thank you so much for asking!!! was totally worth it - i'll relax on the weekend. not planning on going out, no matter what.

just laundry (lots of it bc extra towels and sheets for girl who slept over)...and gym. should be totally enough. and cleaning and errands...def enough! next week i party one more time & with a day off after yay.



Cybermom4 - Tuesday May 24, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 194.0

 So there's this Airhead who thinks ...

... you can't use an AM radio at night.

... a quarterback is a refund.

... General Motors is in the army.

... Boyz II Men is a day care center.

... Taco Bell is the Mexican phone company.

... Meow Mix is a CD for cats.

 

 

Whew - whirl wind of a weekend and Monday. Had to make a home visit to a student and deaf mom. I am a sign language interpreter so the student is not my student but my heart goes out to them.  Mom is trying very hard but things are difficult for her for a variety of reasons.  Anyway, it was nice to use m signing skills after so many years.

My brother is deaf.  We did not sign to him at all growing up but when I graduated high school, I went to his school to work for 3 years  and became fluent in ASL.  I left there to go to college to be a social worker , then changed my major 3 X before going into teaching. Then 17 years later after my kids are almost grown, I get my first teacing job in a cyber school!!  Anyway - that is a clip from the life of Cybermom4 LOL.

Now for my eating 

Yesterday - 

Coffee

B - fruit

S - fireball water

L Smart ones roastted potatoes and broccoli in cheese sauce

S fruit

D - wine, cottage cheese, water

 

Very disappointed that I did not lose anything.  I can't wait to meet with the health center June 14.  I know it will be work, but I don't know what I am hoping for but if I find it I will let you know.

 

Have an AIRHEAD day and have fun!!

Progress as of today: 0.6 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2016:
Morning Mom :) Those jokes are very cute, nice read this AM.

What is fireball water? As you know, I also enjoy Smart Ones. I even prefer the flavor to lean cuisine.

wow...so you are multi-faceted with many skills. With a great education too. My mom is a director of social work. She does a great job, very smart lady....

But you must have a lot of great skills. That's cool you know sign language although my heart goes out to your brother and all people who aren't blessed by birth with hearing like the rest of us.

You are doing great, just keep on & you will get there. I'm also struggling lately with my weight but seeing the high numbers on the scale moving up as me more inclined to take control. I have learned from the past that it's not with several days of overeating and more weight gain. (and anyways, i still can overeat - usually i do like by having a big veggie meal,some protein, some carbs, but tons of veggies). so i don't need to overeat a big pasta or only chips or chips & cookies & ice cream when i'm doing the same with veggies. :)...

cybermom4 on 06/02/2016:
LOL sorry coach - I meant ' fireball' (candy) and water haha


puddles on 05/24/2016:
I have missed your jokes. Great work you do. Have a great week.


OhioRaven on 05/24/2016:
I am using your jokes. I really am. I used to sign a long time ago when I met a deaf girl and wanted to date her. I learned a few of the signs and the last time we spoke I signed " Let Me See Your Stinky Feet". That was the last I ever saw of her.

cybermom4 on 06/02/2016:
hahaha!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/24/2016:
anything you learn from "the power of habits," please share with the group :)

cybermom4 on 06/02/2016:
Will do ! It is an amazing book - talk about mind games!!


happy-1 on 05/26/2016:
It must be amazing to whip out a skill and help people!

cybermom4 on 06/02/2016:
Awe....thank you - I never thought of that!


happy-1 on 06/02/2016:
Yeah... hidden super power... like CPR, First Aid, Negotiation, Mechanics/Repairs. Things you whip out in a pinch and make everything better for someone.



Cybermom4 - Tuesday May 17, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 192.0

 A sailor in a bar leans over to the guy next to him and says, "Wanna hear a Marine joke?"

The guy next to him replies, "Well, before you tell that joke, you should know something. I'm 6' tall, 200 lbs, and I'm a Marine. The guy sitting next to me is 6'2" tall, weighs 225, and he's a Marine. The fella next to him is 6'5" tall, weighs 250, and he's also a Marine. Now, you still wanna tell that joke?''

The sailor says, "Nah, I don't want to have to explain it three times."

 

Well, I did 12 lady push ups today.  I told myself to start small and not 'over do it'.  I may try to walk in the morning but I don't want to walk in our neighborhood.  Our neighborhood is full of sweet older people who love to talk!!  Not that that is bad, but you don't get too much walking done LOL.

 

Yesterday - my daughter who graduated, brought home a surprise B-Day cake and gift b/c she will be at the beach this weekend. (we decided to celebrate on Friday since everyone is too busy on weekdays.  Of course I had to have a piece of cake - but no more.  I am putting the rest in the freezer and giving it to my son to take with him when he moves.

 

Oh I can't wait for June 14 -  mayb this is part of the psyche process - waiting until your first appointment, knowing that your life is going to change in a way that will be tough, but good.  

Coach - c an I borrow you to come with me so when I take notes you can tell me if I got it right!!  Just kidding - you do a great job right here!!

I think also, when all the kids are finally gone - I can have the fridge to myself  Wow, when I think about it I have not been without kids since 1989 - 27 years!!  I think with the focus on my health and wellness - I will not have empty nest  - I will notice the quiet - but I think I will be preoccupied enough to just accept it. Plus I have DD!!

 

AM - did 12 lady push ups

Starting the day with Coffee and water

Snack - protien bar

Lunch - smart ones

snack - ?

Dinner - Smart Ones

Evening - will do 10 sit ups - Oh boy - I wrote it now I have to do it!!

 

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/17/2016:
So our Marines are strong but dumb ;) LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL...that's my take on it, MOM! Talk more later :) i love marines!


puddles on 05/17/2016:
Empty nester I found it really hard not to have my son around but I was alone and that made the house real empty. I look forward to see what your appointment and information you get will be. I think we all benefit from what everybody does on this site. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 05/17/2016:
That's more push ups than I have done lately.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2016:
You can always borrow me...i love to "help others!" sometimes, i help others more than i should instead of helping myself .... but especially in terms of food & diet, i enjoy giving tips & supporting others. I do this also for one of my coworkers :)

nice job on your exercise & pushups are a great exercise. They make you appear a lot stronger at the shoulders and upper body - a place i feel most women are very weak. i wish my mom would do something about it...she's really small in those areas.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/20/2016:
when i saw this, i thought of you:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-25057/why-a-medium-might-be-the-best-person-to-help-you-quit-emotional-eating.html?utm_content=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=160520&utm_source=mbg

cybermom4 on 05/20/2016:
that was really interesting - I think a lot of truth to it too!



Cybermom4 - Monday May 16, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 192.0

 Whew - my Graduation week is over!!  3 ceremonies in 7 days  I am so proud of them.  

Now the attention is on Me.  

Today is my B- Day so I am starting my new life today - Monday, May 16!!  No more sneaking donuts with my coffee or eating cake and whoopie pies  - only fruit and veggies and protien.

I did make an appointment with a bariatric dr, but I am not having surgery - I need a plan and a physical support group.  What I learn there, I can further impress on my brain by posting here. My problem is not over eating, just junk food eating.   I need a shrink or a hypotimist!!

My first meeting is June 14 - a week before we go on Vacation - so .... I am anticipating good things!!

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2016:
Truth is, you do NOT need...you may want though :) I am saying that the power is all in our MINDS. Soo when you mention a support group / shrink / hypotimist, you are making sense because you are RIGHT - it's about the MIND.

I also sometimes run into trouble against my own mind, but it's about the power of positive thinking that we are ABLE and CAN do what we want to do. When you believe in yourself, you get a lot more done!

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
You are right Coach - my supervisor just gave me a book by Charles Duhigg called the Power of Habit. Just started it - a bit technical, at first but very interesting facts about the brain and research on the brain.


OhioRaven on 05/16/2016:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM !!! I think you are doing Great ! I've always said, the toughest battles we face are between our ears. Keep fighting the good fight. You're one of us now. You're in Our Gang.

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
OR Thank you - Thank you Thank you - This has been an awesome group!! I cannot wait for summer break so I can have more time on DD!! Ha ha I just thought of "Coach and the Gang" We and I will fight!!


OhioRaven on 05/16/2016:
P.S. I think you look Great.

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
:)


grannyannie on 05/16/2016:
Congrats to all the grads. You look good! Have a very happy birthday!

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
Thank you Grannyannie!! I did feel good that day as well, very proud LOL !!


innerpeace on 05/16/2016:
I think you look wonderful! The mind is a hard thing to do battle with. Good luck.

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
I love your name "Innerpeace' that is what I am striving for - to have peace in eating healthy and not to be distracted by junk food!! Over eating is not my problem, but junk food is and lack of exercise. That has got to change. Thank you for your kind words!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/16/2016:
btw, you do look great! and very happy!

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
Thanks Coach!!


puddles on 05/16/2016:
Happy birthday and that is a real nice photo of you guys.

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
Thank you puddles!! When I see your name, I think of a rainy day when I was a kid and seeing little rainbows in the puddles on the road!! We would toss our stones in the puddles and watch the rainbow disappear and reappear. Fun!!



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