Johanne's Journal, 14 June 2012

I've been 68 for one whole day now.

My birthday gift to myself is to get myself back on track. It's been almost a year now since I lost weight and I take full responsibility. I'm still down 50 lbs but I WAS down 70. It's been a slow creep, but I have to re-lose that 20 lbs and I feel terrible that I LET it happen. Thank goodness my good food habits had been well ingrained or I'm sure the whole 70 would have been back. At least my over eating has, for the most part, been healthy foods.

I didn't get to go to my yearly SCA camp out. It was a combination of health and money issues. All of my friends are currently up at Smithville Lake, having a ball. It's been a great week for it. I usually celebrate my birthday up there. I tried really hard not to feel TOO sorry for myself yesterday. I took myself out for "Chinese" and spent the evening out on the patio with the Tiki torches lit and watched the lightening bugs dance in the cool breeze. It was quite lovely.

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 June 2012:
1823 kcal Fat: 56.59g | Prot: 82.05g | Carb: 252.10g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Scrambled Egg, Sugar in the Raw, Smart Balance, Almond Milk, Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Truvia, Diet Cranberry Juice. Lunch: Smoked Turkey and Cannellini Bean Cassoulet, Libby's Sliced Beets, Smart Pop. Dinner: Italian Wild Rice Soup, Bird's Eye California Blend. Snacks/Other: Polaner's All Fruit, Santitas, Viactiv. more...
2583 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes. more...
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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are not alone. If you lost 70 lbs, you know how to lose - 20 lbs will be a breeze once you decide you are doing it! Go for it - you deserve to feel good, not "terrible."  
14 Jun 12 by member: HCB
Bonnie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I am so sorry that you missed your SCA event. It stinks when something we really enjoy is out of reach, but there is always next year. How are you feeling? How is the stress level? Getting better, I hope. Sure do miss you! HUGS and lots of LOVE, my sweet sister/friend. Hope this next year is your best ever!! :D <3<3<3 
14 Jun 12 by member: ctlss
Happy Birthday Johanne!!! Sorry you spent it without your friends, you'll have to celebrate again on their return :) 
14 Jun 12 by member: triaby
happy belated birthday, Johanne. I'm sure you were there in spirit with SCA, and much on their minds. 
17 Jun 12 by member: Helewis
Belated happy birthday dear. Sorry you couldn't make it to your usual celebration but the one you did have sounded lovely. Hope your health is doing well too.  
18 Jun 12 by member: sarahsmum
I wished you Happy Birthday on FB, but here it is again! I think birthday celebrations should last a month, don't you? Sorry you missed the SCA camp "do". You will go next year. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Getting old really sucks. Hang in there and let's both get back on track, okay? I am off my plan a bit too. Miss you. Big Hugs!!! (I love tiki torches!) 
24 Jun 12 by member: Mom2Boxers
Your Birthday is June 13th! Mine too! Happy Birthday!! 
26 Jun 12 by member: Cr0wnedDynam0
Johanne i would love to spend my birthday as you did, out on the porch with your lights and lighting bugs, whoop. Very much my kind of thing. The simple pleasures Ahhhh. xx Sorry i missed your birthday wishes which i am sending too you now. much love Sazy, thanks for your comment about the knee op x 
28 Jun 12 by member: sazy
HCB, You're right. Thanks! 
28 Jun 12 by member: Johanne
Stef, the stress is lightening. I had a few really rough months, but they seem to be letting up some. I miss you too and I plan to be back every day. I HAVE been journaling my food, to some success. Love you to my friend. 
28 Jun 12 by member: Johanne
Tracy, thanks for the birthday wishes. I really missed my campout, but next year will be here before I know it, and, hopefully, I'll be ready for it. 
28 Jun 12 by member: Johanne
Heather, thanks for the birthday wishes. Many of my friends called to tell me they missed me. It's so nice having good friends, including the virtual ones! 
28 Jun 12 by member: Johanne
Is, I was a bit lonely, but I did enjoy the day, for the most part. My health is definitely improving and I've started to drop the weight again. Hugs!!! 
28 Jun 12 by member: Johanne
Sandy, I agree, getting old sucks. However, I prefer it to the alternative. LOL! I'm glad you're back too. I missed you too and really LOVE the big hugs. They are returned ten fold! 
28 Jun 12 by member: Johanne
CD, I don't know many people with our birthday. A big, belated birthday back atcha! I hope you had a lovely one!!! 
28 Jun 12 by member: Johanne
Sazy, I love that kind of evening, but not necessarily on my birthday. I know it's silly, but I really do love celebrating the years. Love to you too! 
28 Jun 12 by member: Johanne


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