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Justine6Robert3 - Friday Feb 17, 2012
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 138.5

Exercise:  60 min walk, Plyometrics (P90X tape), 30 min Eliptical trainer, 10 min ab workout

Haven't had the chance to get on here as much as I would like!  I'm still sticking with my healthy eating and doing very well with my calories.  Yesturday was a little high because my husband took me out to lunch.....which was some much needed "alone" time, although it was brief it was very nice :)  I  had the Quesidillas which isn't great but I did go with the healthy option of whole wheat and low fat sour cream for dipping. I only ate half of the order for lunch and brought the other half home and warmed it up in the oven for dinner.....it was just as tasty the second time arounnd :)   I also had a glass of wine which is horrible for me but I have to live a little and I do enjoy a glass of wine once and a while! 

Emotionally I've had a pretty rough couple of weeks,  so much family stuff going on.  Not with my immediate family (hubby & kids) but with my sister.  Anyways,  I'm trying really hard to keep positive and push forward although I'm struggling alot this time around with pushing aside the negative stuff.  Exercise hasn't been great although with the exception of lots of big walks with the dog.  On Monday I went on the back trail for 3 hrs with the dog because I just needed to be alone with my thoughts.   I didn't end up getting the things done I needed to that day but the dog was sure happy with his extra long adventure!

I've done the P90X program in the past but I want to switch things up so I'm thinking of ordering the "Insanity" program.  Anybody done or doing this program?!  I know the P90X is amazing and VERY challenging but I do get bored and need to switch things up to get myself motivated again.  I also know that by getting back to exercising regularly has a huge effect on my stress level and mood........need to get back at it!!!!

So far my exercise has just been my early morning 60 min walk with the dog, I will update my exercise and calories later.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!  The sun is shining here and the temperature is really mild today,  unusual for a Canadian winter, but I'm not complaining!!!




Progress as of today: 13.5 lbs lost so far, only 23.5 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/17/2012:
Hugs to you!

As for Insanity, Supercheese just started it. You could also talk to V about it. She knows a lot about all the Beachbody programs. :)

Enjoy your unseasonably warm winter weather!

supercheese on 02/17/2012:
I love insanity so far. There are some negatives and positives. Positives so far is that I can tell I'm getting stronger. I my not have any weightless yet, but with this program it takes time (especially with women). It is VERY hard. First day I also collapsed. Negative is it takes a toll on your knees, calves, and back. First couple of days I couldn't walk at all but now i think its worth it. today marks my 8th day so ill let you know how it goes!!!

V on 02/17/2012:
Hey girl :) Thank you so much for the kind comments :) As far as Insanity, that is actually the next program I am going for in 3 weeks. Not only does it have alot of cardio(I am a cardio addict) it also will help you get leaner muscle definition..As far as the brazilian butt workout, I am sure it is a good workout but make sure you preview the DVDs..I have yet to have a client to order that particular workout but my plan is to do as many of the programs so i can give my honest opinion..Oh another one i would suggest is "body pump" ( I want to do that one after Insanity :) Oh BTW I have knee issues as well(as Supercheese mentioned) but there is always modified moves to suit your needs.. If you have a beachbody profile, feel free to add me as your buddy..If you have any other questions I will be more than happy to answer.. Have a good one!!

Maria7 on 02/18/2012:
Good on 60 min walk with dog. Hang in there. :-)

sweetpea1977 on 02/25/2012:
hahaha, I can so relate to the whole alarm clock comment!! I can hear my kids every single move at night, but hubby cant. How convenient! :)

TinaAnn on 02/27/2012:
Don't discount those walks! Walking is great!

Justine6Robert3 - Monday Feb 06, 2012
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 140.5


Down 1 lbs.....I'll take it!  I was surprised I had a loss at all since we celebrated my b-day on Saturday and then Sunday was the Superbowl.  I really didn't over indulge though.  I did have a few drinks on Saturday but I only had a tiny slice of cake,  just a few bites.  I didn't want my Mother-in-law to feel insulted that I didn't eat the cake she brought me.  Dinner was reasonable to and I didn't indulge at all Sunday...... had water while my hubby had a few beers.  I did sneak a few potatoe chips, but just a few and that was my only naughty snack,  not so bad.....

I had to go out and buy new dress pants just before Christmas because I could barely do up the ones I had.....this really sucked for me.  The biggest size I've ever had to buy.  I went to put the new pair on today and was pleasantly surprised that they we're rather big, I put on my size 6 and they fit again......no overflow and easy to do up!!!  I was surprised they fit when I'm still weighing 140 lbs but I have lost most of my inches in my waist and butt,  maybe built some muscle through exercise too :)  I now have standard black dress pants in my closet in a size 2, 4, 6 & 8!  I think I'll keep them all just in case....

Today was a busy day so I only managed to get my hour walk with the dog in this morning and maybe 20 min of toning that I squeezed in through out the day,  lundges, push-ups, dips etc.  A little bit of exercise is better than nothing at all!  Kiddies brought their report cards home today and they did so great,  I'm a very proud Mom!!!

Calories we're really low today,  a little to low as I didn't manage to eat lunch with all the running around!  Not intentional,  I know I need to eat to keep my metabolism working for me.  I will do better tomorrow with both exercise and making sure I don't skip any meals.  I've been getting heartburn lately all the time which is odd since I hardly ever get heartburn.  I've had it every day for at least the past week.  Usually I only get heartburn when I'm pregnant......pretty sure I'm not pregnant though!

Off to read a few diaries!  I need to get to bed really soon,  I don't love early mornings!



Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 25.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/07/2012:
Well done! You did well on restraining yourself over the weekend. Hope you birthday was good.

I went to a spinning class with my sis in law on my recent visit to the US. What a workout!! It's not as intense on my bike as I don't have as much range in intensity, but still good. No spinning classes where I live but if they get them I'll go.

I made up my own tae bo routine which includes jump rope - 4 of the tae bo routines I remembered from my videos (long time ago!).

supercheese on 02/07/2012:
good job! a pound is super hard for me to lose and keep off. so good job!

V on 02/07/2012:
Congrats on fitting into your size 6 :) RYC, thanks for sharing your story on how you met your hubby :) My friends that tried to "fix me up" are hopeless romantics, they met when he came in the bar where Tracy worked at the time, she was immediately attracted to him and kept feeding him shots..Long story short she ended up taking his keys from him, driving him home. They had their first date a few days later..A few months later they married..That was 10 years ago :) So as far as the P90 classes, have you tried any of your favorite classes recently?? I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised at how strong still are :) have a nice nap!!

legcramps on 02/07/2012:
Yay! Have an awesome day today!

hollybelle on 02/07/2012:
You did very well in your absence! RYC on pants - I need new dress ones and I tried on a pair this weekend that were my usual size and I couldn't even get them pulled up all the way - they were obviously mis-sized or something odd - I have a cloest full of this size pants that fit! So it just goes to show. I don't think I've been a 6 since I was in my 20s! Sigh!

sweetpea1977 on 02/07/2012:
Happy belated birthday!! Looks like you did well while celebrating. :)

My sister is doing great! She is in a happy and healthy relationship and is doing well on her own path of sobriety and recovery. Im sorry about your sister. I hope she finds her way back soon. If you want to talk more in private, you can contact me the email listed in my bio.

WII on 02/15/2012:

Justine6Robert3 - Friday Jan 27, 2012
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 141.5

Exercise for today:

       -60 min walk with the dog

       -30 min bike

       -20 min Eliptical

       -20 min weights

       -2nd 45 min walk with dog after dinner :)


Total calories yesturday: 1272

Exercise yesturday:  90 min brisk walk on the trail with the dog

                                 40 min toning/conditioning including, dips, push-ups, travelling lundges, wall sits, various floor exercises for butt and thighs

                                 30 min jog

I'm back!  I hope to stick with it this time.  I was very successful when I made entries here consistantly in 2007.  My weight then was 132 lbs and I reached my goal of 115 lbs in about 4 months.  However,  I didn't maintain it for very long.  As of Jan. 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 152 lbs.....my highest weight ever!  Also putting me in the "overweight" category for my age and height for the first time.  I have managed to lose 10.5 lbs this first month wich is a good start.  I'm sure the weight loss will slow down now and start to plateau a bit here and there.  If I can lose 1-2 lbs a week,  that would be great!  I know if it comes off to fast it won't stay off so I need to just take it day by day and aim to get some type of exercise in each day.  Exercise is not really the issue for me,  most of the time I love to exercise and be active.   Food is my issue!  I don't always make the healthiest choices and on top of that I'm extremely picky,  I don't like a large variety of food.  Also I struggle with sleeping at night (since I was about 13 yrs old this has been an issue!)  so I get hungry at night.  Cutting out the evening munchies is my biggest struggle (and sleeping!!!!)......oh,  and for those of you who don't know me from the last time I was here,  I LOVE potatoe chips!!!

Its nice to see so many familiar names still on the list!  Good for all of you for sticking with it!  I do still come on here and read diary entries and I have been making some of my own but I've kept them private,   until now!  Looking forward to reading diaries and catching up with both the old and the new people here :) 

So much has gone on since my last entry here that I'm sure has caused me to do some serious comfort eating.  I need to take back control of my health.  I need to be healthy to take care of my family.  My son is now 8 yrs old and my daughter is 11 yrs old.  I need to set an example for them so that they develope healthy habits.  Especially my daughter.  I started to be very aware of my weight at my daughters age,  in a very unhealthy way.  I started doing exercise videos at 11 yrs old,  not such a bad thing but I would also go without eating at all if I felt "fat" on any particular day.  I was far from fat at 11 yrs old,  I was very tiny.  I went through high school weighing 95 lbs.  In highschool I was afraid to reach 100 lbs,  if I wasn't "under" 100,  I thought I was fat.......crazy, right?!  I exercised and went to any length to stay slim in highschool, including not eating,  self induced vomitting and occasionally laxatives.....not a healthy way to go!  I'm actually surprised I never developed an eating disorder!  I'm keeping my eye on my daughter to make sure she doesn't develope a negative self image, like I had when I was young.  She's very active and fit.  She takes 4 dance classes a week and often joins me for walks and bike rides.  In general,  my daughter is VERY social and constantly wants to be doing things.  This is a very good thing, although she is very quick to claim she's "bored" if nothing is going on :)  We have a pool in the summer as well and both of my kids love to swim!  My son takes swimming lessons and recently started guitar lessons also :)   My son is always outside running around with all his friends playing tag and hide and seek and whatever other games they come up with.  My son has an incredible imagination so he's often the one making up all the new games for them all to play outside and at school during recess.  He's not a "typical" little boy, being he's not huge on sports at all,  more creative and artistic.  He loves playing make believe games,  often ones that involve monsters or good vs evil :)  He's not at all like my husband who is truly an old school "mans, man" and loves all sports!  I don't allow them to play video games endlessly.....although we do have many of them (hubby likes them too!)  I usually make them play outside for a certain amount of time before I let friends inside to play.

We're fairly active as a family.  My husband is wanting to get back into shape with me this time as well......hope it lasts though.  Now that we have a very energetic dog we're out and about alot with him.  I walk the dog every morning for a minimum of 60 min and sometimes take him a second time after dinner for 30 min......2nd walk doesn't always happen though as life is busy with kids homework and activities in the evenings.  We recently purchased a pass that allows us to go to a bunch of conservation areas with trails and waterfalls.  We try to get out for a hike at one of these places on the week-end with the entire family, although lately my hubby has been busy with work. 

Had a really nice work-out yesturday,  feeling it in my butt and legs today!  Already went for an hour walk with the dog early this morning (after I got the kids off to school)  Plan to get 30 min of cardio in later and some abs and arm exercises. 

I'm looking forward to catching up on everyones diaries!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week-end!!!



Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 26.5 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 01/27/2012:
Congrats at attacking feeling healthy! Yes, the crab cakes can be made with salmon. I actually made them last week as salmon cakes - baked instead of fried also - and enjoyed them so much I tried it with the fresh crab. I had fresh salmon, but I know people have made it with canned too. I have never had canned salmon, nor do I care to try it. I love to eat too so my new fun has been to make it healthy yet still exciting. I don't like to eat to live - I live to eat!! But I want to live a long healthy life, therefore I am doing the lifestyle change. Have a great weekend and enjoy your kids, before you know it they will be adults and on their own!

V on 01/27/2012:
Welcome back! Looking forward to reading about your success :)

sweetpea1977 on 01/27/2012:
Im glad that keeping active is natural thing for you! I was pretty active as a kid all through out my childhood (though still chubby according to my dad...but thats a whole another issue), but I got really lazy once I moved away from home. It wasnt until I met my future husband that I realized how bad off I was. And now, I cant imagine being inactive!! I love being outside going on hikes, walks, swimming, and playing with my kids.

Anyway, Im SO glad you're back. I've thought about you a lot and always hoped you were doing well!

biscottibody59 on 01/27/2012:
Sorry to hear of the comfort eating, but it happens. You can take control of your health--good to see you're jumping right back in!

Go girlie! (I'm pleased to see you back!)

grannyannie on 01/28/2012:
Fantastic workout today!

biscottibody59 on 01/29/2012:
Thanks for the comments--have a good day!

mcwoo40 on 02/01/2012:
Hello and welcome back :-)

WII on 02/01/2012:
Welcome back :) it is really nice (and rare) to find children with great imaginations. I bet the dog is very happy to get all that walking time!

Justine6Robert3 - Thursday Apr 16, 2009
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 135.5

Exercise (so far) : 2 hr walk with my little puppy :0)

It's a beautiful sunny day today,  the kind of day that you just hate to be indoors for.  I had planned on hitting my eliptical trainer, weights and some toning & tummy work but I'm having a hard time motivating myself for the indoor exercising today.  I will take another walk this evening with my daughter and the puppy for sure and maybe my daughter will want to go for a bike ride after school with me :0)   My son has been feeling a little under the weather so he'll likely want to hang out in the backyard with his new little friends.  I got Wii fit for my birthday and that's kind of a fun way to get a little bit of exercise.  My favourite is the strength training and yoga!  I always get a perfect score on the lundges, HA.....all those lundges and squats are good for something......a great Wii fit score!!!  I have tried yoga in the past and didn't care to much for it but I really enjoyed it on the wii.  I usually prefer pilates to yoga........still do love pilates but I'm beginning to appreciate yoga as well :0)

My daughter is going to give softball a try this summer so Saturday morning we have to go see wich team she'll be placed on based on what level she's at.  It would be great if she enjoyed softball since it is a sport that I played and loved for years! I have been really enjoying playing catch with her and practising batting etc :0)  My hubby is in a hockey tournament all week-end so after Taylor's softball we'll go to his 3rd game of the week-end that starts at 1:00 pm.  

My niece wants to come and stay with us for a few days next week.  She's 17 yrs old and she's been going through a difficult bought of depression lately......seems to run in the family unfortunetly :0(  She's doing some type of out of school program where she only has to go into the school once a week and the rest she does at home and on-line.  I'm not sure it's the best option for her to remove herself completely from her friends and daily school routine but that's what she's doing for now.  

She lives with my Mom (her Nanny)  for the past couple of yrs.  She chooses to live there instead of with her Mom (many issues at home so she's really better off removed from it)  She loves being at our place which is really nice.  She comes up here as much as possible and often spends the week-end with us.  This is the 1st time she's wanted to come and stay for a few days on her own (she usually comes wth my Mom)   I'm happy she's so comfortable here and that she enjoys spending time with us......I know when I was her age I only wanted to be hanging out with my friends.  She really doesn't seem to get out with friends much wich worries me but comes along with the depression.   She should be enjoying the age she's at but she has so much internally to deal with that she can't seem to pull out of the depression.  The family doctor has just put her on some type of anti-depressant and apparently it's been lifting her spirits and helping with her anxiety some.  She said she wants to come and walk the trails with me and the puppy.  She seems to enjoy the nature here and I must admit I find it very great for my mental well being as well, it will be nice to have company for a few days on my long walks :0)  

She's also gained all kinds of weight recently so I think she's wanting to get more active.   The problem is also in her eating habits though.  I'm pretty sure she uses the food as comfort as she's always been a big eater and she loves junk food.....she's not much of a talker and she keeps all her feelings bottled up all the time.   I know she's seen some terrible things and gone through alot living with her Mom (my sister) and she needs to start talking through some of it.   Maybe while she's here she'll open up to me a little......hopefully.....

Well,  I must go and got some things done and maybe squeeze in some formal exerising before I go pick up the kiddlets!   I will be back later to read some diaries!  Hope everyone is enjoying their day :0)


Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 20.5 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 04/20/2009:
Hope you're having a good day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/21/2009:
if your niece can afford it, it would be helpful for her to join a gym/get a personal trainer. i know it is expensive, perhaps her parents can help her. but i truly think, despite my own half ass actions, that health at that age is NOT something to be messed with. many of us don't grow up around health finatics. we don't know how to use a weight room, including myself. i used to have a trainer which actually was 1/2 the price of most. now it's a bit expensive. but i might use a trainer a few times to relearn the weight room and just go over all the machines.

working out helps with depression too. perhaps you can talk to her about it, unelss she's not ready to talk.

biscottibody59 on 06/02/2011:
Wow I didn't realize you hadn't made an entry for so long--something made me think of you--hope you're still at the fitness, etc.

WII on 01/18/2012:
Have a great day and enjoy the time with your niece! Softball is a great activity!

sweetpea1977 on 01/18/2012:
Hey! Nice to see your name in the list again. I hope all is well!

sweetpea1977 on 01/18/2012:
thanks for the compliments! :)

to make your diary public: Go to account maintenance, which is the wrench icon at the top right of the website. You'll see the public/private option there!

Looking forward to catching up with you!

biscottibody59 on 01/18/2012:
Hi there!

To make just one entry public or private, click "Edit" and at the top there's a check box for private. If your diary is already public, it should be unchecked for that specific entry when you simply open--click edit. Hope that works. If not, you can leave a comment/question for the webmaster in the forum.

hollybelle on 01/19/2012:
Hi there - welcome back. Tough thing abour your niece. Teen depression is so common - unfortunately. It's tough enough growing up - but when you are removed from immediate family, gee. Best way I found for daughter to open up is for me not to ask too many questions, just being in the same proxcimity would usually get her talking. Best wishes and I hope you are around more often.

Justine6Robert3 - Monday Apr 13, 2009
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 135.5

Happy Easter to those of you that celebrate it,  hope everyone enjoyed their week-end :0)

Wow,  I haven't made an entry since my B-day on Feb 1st......YIKES,  it's been a while!   I have been up and down with the weight and healthy eating.  By mid-February I was down to 132.5 however than I went out of town for a few days for my Uncle's funeral and ate fast food like crazy......got into old bad habits for a few weeks and ended up back at 137 before kicking myself in the butt and watching me diet again.  Last time I checked I was 134.5 but I haven't been weighing regularly.   I think I'll wait a until next week-end to weigh myself being that my menstrual cycle is due and I just spent an entire week-end of over indulging in turkey dinners and chocolate :0(   However I had a fantastic week-end with family and I'll get back on track this week!

I was really sinking into depression when I was here last and since then things are looking up.......I really think it has alot to do with the long winter season and not being able to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine the way I like to!

I got a puppy in mid-February (a Valentines gift for me and the kiddlets!)   I LOVE my puppy and he's been keeping me really busy, but in a good way!   I got a Labradoodle that I picked from a litter of 8 from a breeder near our place.  He was 7 wks old when we brought him home and so tiny and sweet!   He has grown ALOT in the 2 months we've had him and he's gorgeous and soooo lovable :0)  He's a labrador and poodle mix.......we needed a hypo-allergenic dog for my son and this puppy has a non shedding coat.   He's got lots of energy so now that he has all his shots I walk him on the trails and in the forest everyday, twice a day!   I'm getting exercise and fresh air and I'm really enjoying training and walking my little guy.  Today I walked him for 90 min in the moring and took him for another 45 min walk after supper.   Usually I walk him for at least 45-60 min in the morning and again in the evening :0)

I've also been exercising most days.......the regular stuff, walking, recumbent bike, eliptical trainer, toning, weights, pilates etc.  I've even started bike riding on the trails with my daughter which has been really enjoyable.  She's 8 yrs old now so she can go faster and further than before and we get to spend time together with just the two of us which is always nice!  My son is only 5 yrs old so he only goes for smaller rides right now but he'll be able to join us for longer ones soon!  Right now I walk when he rides his bike because he doesn't ride to fast and he only likes shorter rides :0)

I have been popping on here and reading journals still but I haven't made entries or commented in way to long!  I need to try to be more regular on this site because I really find it keeps me motivated and on track!

I will upload some pics of my new puppy as soon as I figure out how lol!  I haven't uploaded any pics at all since this website changed so I'm not sure how to.......yet!

I hope everybody is doing well and I will check in again soon :0)

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 20.5 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 04/14/2009:
Hey, good to see you're bouncing back--keep up the good work there! (I hope to join in again here soon:-)

Justine6Robert3 - Sunday Feb 01, 2009
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 135.5

 Today I share my Birthday with "Superbowl Sunday" :0)   I'm used to having all the Superbowl parties on my B-day week-end but it doesn't always fall right on the same day.......so Feb 1st 2009 I share it with the boys big day!   My hubby is a huge sports fan and this year his favourite team is playing again.....they also played in the Superbowl in "2006".  My hubby had taken me to Las Vegas as a surprise trip for my 30th B-day in 2006 so we were there for the Superbowl.....apparently a VERY busy time for Las Vegas.....so fun :0)

I haven't been on here as I've been really sick for the past week and a bit.   I've been in alot of pain so I wasn't able to get on the computer.   I seen my doctor twice this past week and I have to go see him again next week so he can check on my progress.  I've been on antibiotics and tylenol 3 with codeine.  Would you believe "codeine" doesn't make me sleep.......talk about sleep "issues", ugh!   I was in so much pain as well though so the pain killers were barely taking the "edge" off of things at first.   There was a few nights that I was barely able to dose off for more than an hour at a time.  

I'm feeling sooooo much better now compared to the past week......a good sign that the antibiotics are doing their job!   When I seen my doctor on Friday he gave me sleeping pills to help me sleep while things are healing since my emotions were rather "sensitive" when I seen him due to the depression,  being in pain,  eating very little, barely sleeping........need I go on :0(    When my doctor came into his office to see me I was unable to control my tears.   The ride up to see him was painful....I was extremely sick to my stomach from the trip as well.....my son vomitted all over himself on the car ride into the town my doctor's office is in (poor little guy, seems he also gets "car sick").....and to top things off when I checked in I had this REALLY nasty secretary that was so mean with me :0(   I don't understand what makes people so unpleasant to others that have done nothing to them.......I do understand she may have been having a bad day but what the heck did I ever do to her.......

I told my doctor the "depression" has made itself known "big time" the past couple of weeks for no real apparent reason.....other than maybe the winter blues....or "SAD".   He wants me to go back on anti-depressants (once I'm done with all these other meds)   I haven't taken anti-depressants since I was 18 yrs old.  I don't like taking them and I don't want to start them again.   He seems to think it will be helpful and that I need to but I REALLY don't want to.  He gave me a pack from his office to try and gave me a prescription for more but I doubt I'll take them.  They can have so many unpleasant side effects......WEIGHT GAIN....loss of energy.....make you so mellow that you feel nothing at all, just to name a few....who the heck wants these things......???

Thankfully my hubby has been super sweet with me.   He's been taking care of me, the kids, working, running the kids to the school bus and their afterschool activities,  cooking etc.   I've been physically in so much pain that I've been laid up.  Plus the issue I have turned into an infection and then that caused a fever and nausea etc........I so hate being unable to do anything or to help out.   Kirt even washed my hair for me the day before yesturday because I can't take a shower at the moment (I did wash in the tub though with a sponge......so unpleasant to feel so useless)   The house is looking a little messy and the laundry is getting really backed-up but I'm certainly not complaining because my hubby has been so fantastic and doing so much for everybody right now.....and ofcourse as my Mom reminded me the mess and the laundry will "wait for me" :0)

My weight was down a couple more pounds than it is right now because I wasn't really eating but the last couple of days I've been making a point of having a little something for breakfast, lunch and super.......now that my nausea seems to have passed my appetite is returning.  I'm hoping my weight stays at 135.5 because it puts me pretty much on track to my steady weight loss of about 1 lbs a week.....but we'll see....

I'll try to catch up on some diaries tomorrow sometime.   My computer has been acting up so hopefully I can get on-line tomorrow......it keeps freezing up completely so we'll have to figure out what's going on with it.

I did have plans for my B-day this week-end but they obviously got cancelled.   I'll have to celebrate it when I'm feeling better........hopefully very soon!

I hope everybody is having a great week-end and for those football fans enjoy the game, Superbowl parties and so on!!!   I always look forward to the big half-time show :0)


Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 20.5 lbs to go!

hopinforachange on 02/01/2009:
I hope that you will start feeling better soon. So you can celebrate your birthday. Take care of yourself!

grumpy on 02/01/2009:
Hey doll, happy bday!!! Enjoy your day, should be extra fun since you enjoy the superbowl! also if needed go on the meds they can have side effects but it can be a trial, and you can always stop if it makes you feel worse, no? depression sucks. i have it many times. xpoxo

Donkey on 02/01/2009:
ITA about the anti-depressants. What was your prescription for?

biscottibody59 on 02/01/2009:
RYC: My dog would love your climate--she's an eskimo dog, but she's acclimated to the heat too. When it's icy or snowy, she's in ecstasy!

How about a standard poodle? No shedding and I've had poodles--they don't smell and get a greasy coat (like a short-haired dog tends to). You don't have to get a fancy cut for a poodle if you don't want to.

Hope you find out what your pain is caused from--sounds like they're just assuming it's in your head or something??? If you feel the meds will make you feel that much worse (flat), I don't blame you for rejecting them!

Happy Birthday to you today! I hope it's a good one!

mama_nurse on 02/01/2009:
H~A~P~P~Y * B~I~R~T~H~D~A~Y * Hope you and your family have a great day!! Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well lately....hang in there???

mama_nurse on 02/01/2009:
correction: meant hang in there!!!

Maria* on 02/01/2009:
Happy birthday and hope you feel better!

loveray on 02/01/2009:
happy bday lovely!

alessandra on 02/01/2009:
Happy birthday! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

biscottibody59 on 02/03/2009:
RYC: Oh, thanks for the explanation--I completely understand:-) I was thinking the dr was mixing it all up--physical with mental. I hope you're getting better every day with the physical--and can get back in the swing of things soon!

I didn't know that about mixed breeds with one being hypo and one the other way--good to know. This is my second eskimo and though they were/are the same breed, the personality differences/preferences couldn't be more pronounced. I didn't really expect anything with this dog; I had gone a long time without a dog and was just enthralled with having a pet again!

Take it easy--see ya' later!

loveray on 02/03/2009:
you are a sweetheart. thank you for your comments. i hope all is well and that you have a blessed day!! xoxo

panda22 on 02/04/2009:
Thanks for the comment =D. Yeah the movie was awesome! It really goes back and explains the first 2 movies. I thought they did a good job on it =). Hope you have a nice day today!

Justine6Robert3 - Thursday Jan 22, 2009
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 136.5


Cardio:  75 min on recumbent bike, 5 min of skipping, 5 min of jumping jacks

Toning: 20 min pilates, 15 min various butt, hip & leg exercises, 5 min ab exercises

Weights: 25 min

Water: 10 glasses (so far)



Progress as of today: 6.5 lbs lost so far, only 21.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/22/2009:
wow! great cardio! i am soooooooo inspired by this.

i did an hour of elliptical today and it was FANTASTIC. after i did that, i was empowered (seriously!) and so content with myself and what i can accomplish.

stick to it!

mama_nurse on 01/23/2009:
good job!!!! very impressive!

WI3 on 01/23/2009:
Just wanted to stop by and say "Have a wonderful diet day!" :)

skinnyjeans on 01/23/2009:
WHOA...great job with the excercise! Keep up the good work and Happy Friday!!

Justine6Robert3 - Tuesday Jan 20, 2009
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 136.5

Calories: 1336


Cardio: 35 min recumbent bike (will try to do 25 min more this evening on either bike or eliptical)

Toning: 10 min abs (six pack abs tape),   25 min leg & butt exercises,  45 push-ups & 45 dips

Weights: 25 min

Water: 9 glasses (so far)

Feeling a little better since exercising (usually helps my mood some) and I had a chat with my Mom......I'm 32 yrs old and she still makes me feel better when I'm down, aren't Mom's wonderful :0)

I'm going to try to motivate myself to exercise today.....I haven't been doing enough the past few days.  I'm in a funk and I can't seem to get motivated.   I'm so emotional and on the verge of tears at the littliest things....I can't even blame PMS because it's not that time for me.  I'm still getting my water in and keeping my calories decent but I have no ambition to exercise......odd for me,  I usually enjoy it.   On a good note,  I'm down another 1 lbs.   I seem to be losing 1 lbs a week and usually it shows on Saturday......maybe I should just weigh every Saturday instead of daily...

Progress as of today: 6.5 lbs lost so far, only 21.5 lbs to go!

skinnyfatgirl on 01/20/2009:
I would recommend only weighing in on Saturdays.. doing everyday can be depressing.. especially if you are bloated.. I also recommend to never ever ever weigh in on your period lol..

also try measuring your self.. this shows more of the real results you get

thinnside40 on 01/20/2009:
It may be just the changes your making or something weighing on your sub-consious possibly. NOt diagnosing by any means,m just maybe rest a bit to see if you can have a "fresh" outlook and feel somewhat better...

Have a good day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/20/2009:
gosh...you're so great at motivating me....so i say you can do it!

Maria* on 01/20/2009:
Congratulations to you! Yayyyy!!! Hope you feel better, too!

Kimberly9503 on 01/20/2009:
Congrats on your weight loss! =)

WI3 on 01/20/2009:
Congrats on the loss! Good idea to only weigh once a week. Sometimes I take a peek at the scale before my weekly weigh in lol. Have a great night!

Oh, and it might just be winter blah's? Try taking calcium with D and magnesium together at night before you go to sleep. Those are two things women of any age need, and the magnesium helps the body absorb the calcium, but also helps with the nervous system health. Keep up the good work!

thinnside40 on 01/20/2009:
Glad you feel better in talking with your mom.. Cherish that!.. My mom isn't doing well with memory and I miss "her"....

Good Evening!... Way to go on the exercise!

see_maw on 01/20/2009:
Maybe excercise will help my mood, I am PMS-ing and feeling lethargic. Thanks for the motivation! Keep up the good work!

hopinforachange on 01/20/2009:
Thanks for the comment. I think I may have to get up early before work and spend some time doing some excercise. Can't hurt to have some extra energy for the day. I hope that you feel better after talking with your mom. Congrats on your weight loss! Have a nice night.

thinnside40 on 01/20/2009:
Sorry you had to go through that with your dad... I am VERY CLOSE to my dad, so when you mentioned your s passing, I teared up.... My dad has had 4 close calls, where his heart has stopped, due to severe allergic reactions to medications.... He is one that always says "when it's my time, it's my time" and lives life to the fullest he can @ 72.... I have that mentality too that when God wants me, He will take me "home".... Just the mourning process and loss felt for those left behind..... Which, my hubby's mom did pass away totally unexpected 8 years ago this last Christmas time.. That was hard!

Thank you for sharing with me your experience... My mom has always been forgetful & not a concentrater... This just is "odd" at times her recollection of things.... She had a brain scan last Thursday.. I didn't know that 1.5 yrs ago she had one too and it showed some brain shrinkage... News to me.... She will go back for the test results on the 30th of this month.. We will have some answers then hopefully...

Justine6Robert3 - Monday Jan 19, 2009
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 136.5

Calories: 1406

Water: 9 glasses

No exercise

Progress as of today: 6.5 lbs lost so far, only 21.5 lbs to go!

Justine6Robert3 - Thursday Jan 15, 2009
(Counting Calories & Exercise)
Weight: 137.5

Calories: 1637

Water: 10 glasses

Exercise: 20 min pilates (butt & thigh work), 300 jumping jacks, push-up, dips, leg extensions, leg curls, 15 min various butt exercises (I'm definetly seeing some results in my "butt".....it's lifting back to it's rightful place!)

Didn't get my cardio, ab exercises or arm (weights) exercises in that I had planned...but at least I got some exercising in 

I had big plans for my exercise today since both the kids are at school on Thursdays but I got a phone call from the school telling me that my son was very sick and had been sick several times.....my poor little guy.  He was a little upset since he was "The leader of the day" today and he got sick and had to leave :0(   He looks so forward to being the leader and it's only the 2nd time so far this year for him.  He actually got sick all over himself and the "leader" chair.......apparently he also got sick on another child as he was sitting infront of him...poor kid!

So no cardio but I did get almost everything else in before having to get my son from school.  Ofcourse he wanted lots of cuddles and attention.  So far his fever hasn't gone up this evening but I'm not sure what tonight will bring.

Aside from that I'm feeling so anxious and bummed and I really don't know exactly why..... maybe just a bit of the winter blues.....seems the depression acts up far more during the winter months than when the sun is shining.   I hate feeling this way as it makes my breathing act up and that freaks me out a little.   I've always been asthmatic however this doesn't seem like the same thing when it's anxiety related.......who knows.  I've also been getting chest pains that come along with the anxiety thing.  I took my puffers and now I have the shakes.....I need to get to bed incase my little guy wakes up sick in the night however I suspect sleep won't come easy tonight since I'm feeling so unsettled.

I was a little munchie earlier but I didn't go crazy however my calories are a little to the high side today.   A little emotional eating today for sure, although for the most part at  least my choices were healthy ones....

I feel bad that I haven't had the chance to read diaries but hopefully I can do that tomorrow.......hopefully my spirits are better with a new day :0)




Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 22.5 lbs to go!

loveray on 01/16/2009:
i hope baby is better soon! love to you. xoxo

Donkey on 01/16/2009:
I think it's the Winter Blues. Seriously. I seem to remember you going through this last year, and us talking about this.

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