Gretchen's September Journal

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Gretchen's September Journal
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Fri, 09-07-2007 - 1:29pm

Aaack already a week into September!!!


Started out the week with a cold and still kind of out of commission because of it. TOM came along as well.


Then finally my brother-in-law, for those of you who don't know or don't recall has terminal cancer and has been in hospice the last several months. He has nearly reached the end of his fight and Rich has taken up bedside vigil and has been there constantly since Wednesday. Nurses keep assuming it will be hours but is turning into days. BIL has been an ornery bugger through this terrible ordeal he has been through and is holding true to that to the very end.


Anyway I've not eaten too terribly but no exercise. I skipped my weigh in day due to my cold and will postpone till this coming tuesday at this point. Trying not to fret too much about being off the wagon because I have a plan of sorts in place and will get back to it ASAP.


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Fri, 09-07-2007 - 5:22pm
You sure have a lot to contend with Gretchen- you're in my 'Thoughts & Prayers'- take care, and jump back on when you can!




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Sun, 09-09-2007 - 2:38pm
I am so sorry to hear about your BIL...I didn't know.

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Sun, 09-09-2007 - 4:46pm

Gretchen, my thoughts are with you and Rich and your family. That is such a difficult thing to go through. I hope that he is getting the care he needs to have some comfort. It is truly a gift that Rich is able to be there right now.

As for you plans - deal with what you can right now and hop back on when you can!





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Mon, 09-10-2007 - 1:48pm

Wow Gretchen - what a tough time for you and your family. Take care of yourself and your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.





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Tue, 09-11-2007 - 11:04am

09/10


Food:
09/10 - 1578 Fat: 40%, Carb: 39%, Prot: 21% Fiber: 15 grams


Water:
09/10 - 68 oz.


Exercise:
09/10 - 25 minutes strength (chest, shoulders, back, abs)


I checked out the 8 Minutes in the Morning book from the library this weekend hoping it will inspire me to get up and give me other ideas. I think when the "Walk On" challenge starts I'll check out some DVDs to try just for something different as well.


Food choices were not so great yesterday. Really want to get my head wrapped around the idea of making better choices with chips and potatoes.


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Tue, 09-11-2007 - 12:05pm
Great start to the

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Tue, 09-11-2007 - 2:47pm

Great looking day Gretchen!!!


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Wed, 09-12-2007 - 11:22am

I'm so happy so very happy!



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Wed, 09-12-2007 - 12:27pm

Way to go Gretchen!!! What a fabulous surprise to keep you motivated for the beginning of September!! Great job on the inches AND pounds lost!!


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Wed, 09-12-2007 - 9:09pm

Fabulous results Gretchen!! Great way to stay motivated when you see changes like that, even the overnight ones :-)


Day looks great too!





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