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September 05, 2013 7:43 a.m.

Day 77

Last week I decided I needed some new pajamas. My old ones were getting really big on me and I could wrap the tops around me a couple of times. Plus in the middle of the night when I made my "old lady trip to the bathroom," I was having trouble keeping the bottoms up. I was having grave concerns about them dropping around my ankles and me falling and having to call out "Help, I've fallen and can't get up" because I broke my hip or something else. I considered saving some money and going ...

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Updated 09/06/13 @ 07:43AM CDT by Mweaver

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September 04, 2013 10:55 a.m.

Day 76

For some reason this morning, I was really hungry. I think it was because I had a pile of papers on my desk that I needed to deal with and have been putting it off and off and off. I have to give up my excuse to eat called, I will do that right after I eat....probably why I got in the shape I was in. I fixed a shake a little early and ate it while I dealt with the papers.

This weekend I was talking to my 90-year-old Dad about my weight management program and ...

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Updated 09/05/13 @ 10:55AM CDT by Mweaver

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September 03, 2013 7:54 a.m.

Day 71, 72, 73, 74, 75

I hope everyone had a good holiday. I went camping with my husband and parents. I love camping as I get lots of outside time and lots of physical activity. Since I have been going to the Y, I have not been riding my bike. At the campground they have great roads for riding. I did about a half an hour on the bike and was thinking that I was getting tired and my endurance seemed down. I road a little more and got off for something. I moved the bike and heard a ...

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Updated 09/04/13 @ 07:54AM CDT by Mweaver

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August 28, 2013 10:17 a.m.

Day 70

I have a late meeting tomorrow and I can't attend my weekly meeting with my group, so I weighed in this afternoon. Drum roll..... 3.2 pounds lost (hopefully to never be found again) for a total of 36.6 pounds in 70 days. I am doing the happy dance.

I was too busy at work to day dream about the Y, but I did make it there after work and got in 420 burnt calories of physical activity. I can't explain how physical activity can reduce your stress level, but I like it. I find ...

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Updated 08/29/13 @ 10:17AM CDT by Mweaver

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August 27, 2013 8:15 a.m.

Day 69

At work today I found myself wishing the work day was over. Not because of the "work," but because I really wanted to go to the Y. I love that place. I think I like it because it is such a stress reliever and I can zone out to a book, TV or music while working out. I still like walking and bike riding on cooler days, but I think I will really enjoy the Y this winter. Sarah Bush employees get a discount and I think it is a good investment in yourself.

After 69 days, I ...

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Updated 08/28/13 @ 08:15AM CDT by Mweaver

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August 26, 2013 8:04 a.m.

Day 68

Last night after I posted, I felt like a had the Devil on one shoulder and an Angel on the other. The Devil was saying "Go ahead, have another HMR bar. The peanut butter and chocolate one will taste so good in your mouth. It will be so good that it will melt in your mouth. No one will know that you exceeded your daily limit. You deserve it. You have worked so hard this week. You deserve it. They owe it to you. You deserve it."

Thank goodness the Angel hit me up side the head and ...

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Updated 08/27/13 @ 08:04AM CDT by Mweaver

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August 25, 2013 8:07 a.m.

Day 67

I wish keeping the dishes, laundry, dusting and cleaning in order was as easy and as quick as drinking my shakes. I have had a quiet, but productive day getting things caught up around the house. I have met all the requirements of my program.

This morning I went to the Y and worked out. There were a several people from the hospital there, so plenty of folks with which to visit. I got in 1.5 hours of physical activity so hopefully the scales with go to the left this coming week.

Trivia: Until 1796 there was ...

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Updated 08/26/13 @ 08:07AM CDT by Mweaver

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August 24, 2013 8:04 a.m.

Day 66

Okay....I THINK I now like bras. I went to a bra shop and was fitted. My torture device is not in a bind, slipping, sliding, running over or requiring adjustments. I highly recommend if you and your bra have a poor relationship, go get fitted....one less thing to stress out about and you don't have to take off your clothes to get measured. The clerk Jacqueline was very nice.

In addition she listened to me, made suggestions and I felt like she was interested in helping me and not just making a sale. So basically ...

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Updated 08/26/13 @ 08:04AM CDT by Mweaver

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August 22, 2013 7:28 a.m.

Day 64

Today was weigh-in day and I have lost a total of 33.4 lbs which equals 14% of my body fat. Everyone in my group had a good week keeping in the box and losing weight. I love it when we all are successful

Today a patient's family saw my picture in the elevator, put my face to the picture and asked me about the "hospital diet plan." I told them about my experience. Later when I went back to check on the patient, the family told me they went online and looked up the products, and ...

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Updated 08/23/13 @ 07:28AM CDT by Mweaver

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August 21, 2013 7:26 a.m.

Day 63

Wednesday already. I made it through the day with no temptations and stayed on the plan.

I walked through our break room today and noticed several co-workers making shakes as they have started on the program too. I hope they have the same experience that I have had with this program. I feel healthier than I have in years.

After work I went to the Y to get in some physical activity. I walked on the treadmill and rode some kind of stationary bike burning 315 calories. Tomorrow is weigh-in day and I don't worry about it ...

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Updated 08/23/13 @ 07:26AM CDT by Mweaver

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