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I remember when...

Friday, March 05, 2010

I got out of bed tired, had coffee and was still tired driving to work!

I ate on the way to work, at work breakfast and lunch, on the way home and when I got home... and then I would snack -- never considered tracking calories (What a shock it was when I started!)

Even before I finished one meal I was planning my next one!

I was tired alllllllllll day

I couldn't get up in the morning because I was so tired from doing NOTHING!

I had to keep buying bigger cloths!

I could only buy cloths that fit at specialty stores or over the internet

I never thought I could exercise. Let alone do it every day.

I never thought I could limit my favs or do without them for a while (pizza and chinese!)

I stopped on the way home from work and bought 2 diet sodas for the ride home, water was not always my beverage of choice

I had to lean on the railing all the way up my front steps


Alas, my friends, the tides have turned.

I drink water when I get up! I wait to have coffee until I get to work and I am down to 1 cup a day!

I get up out of bed a little tired (everyone is when they first wake up) and hit the exercise and after a minute or two I am rocking!

I get up early to MAKE SURE that I can exercise

I eat a healthy breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner --- All for under 1300 calories a day and I am NEVER hungry or thinking about my next meal. I have to make myself eat lunch sometimes because I know I need to to get healthy.

Even without my coffee, I am rocking and rolling on the way to work. Don't remember the last time I was so tired my car refused to stay in the correct lane.

I am fitting into smaller cloths that I had tucked away

I bought some exercise capris at WALMART! Not a specialty store!!

I exercise, I look forward to it AND I do it 2x a day for a total of 60 minutes MINIMUM!

I don't even crave my favs anymore because I am so satisfied with all my fruits and veggies!

I drink water, water and more water all day long. Usually I drink about 12 cups a day - easily

I can get up the stairs just using the railing like a normal person!!


Yes, I have made many positive changes and accomplished things I never thought I could accomplish. I get depressed when I think about how far I still have to go to 'love' my body, but I am motivated! I am determined! And most of all.... I AM NOT ALONE!!

I have let others in! I have let all of you in. I have let my hubby in! I have let my son in! I have let my sister and my best friend in! I am NOT ALONE in the journey this time and that, my friends, is an incredible motivator!

Peace and friendship to all of you! Your the best!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

-FEMALE- 3/6/2010 12:27AM

    Amazing blog! You motivate me every day. Couldn't have done this without you!!!

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JANNIEWANNIE 3/5/2010 9:08PM

    You have come a long way. I love your gratitude for the progress you have made. Thank you for sharing. Hugs from Janet in central Illinois.

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MOCUEVAS 3/5/2010 9:00PM

    You are so awesome, you are an inspiration to me daily.

You have accomplished so much and I aam so happy for you.
Great to be able to look back and see all the changes and to remember how different everything felt "back then."

You are doing this girl, you are rocking and rolling right along, and you're right, you are NOT alone. Thanks for letting us all share this fantastic journey with you.

I'm glad you took the time to appreciate it all and to realize how far you have come!

Smiles and peace, Mo

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FOREVERBT 3/5/2010 9:00PM

    what a wonderful blog!! Great job and keep it up!

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I'm ready for SPRING!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Bring it on mother nature, I am ready!

My grass needs to grow. My deck needs to be added on. My sneaks need to hit the pavement! My dog needs to be walked.

I could go on and on and on and on.

But I won't... lol

Suffice it to say I am not a fan of winter AT ALL!

I am up to 16 minutes on the expanded 3" step for my wii!! I started at 4 minutes! Soon I will be completing and entire 30 minute session with the extended step. Just you wait and see!!

My legs end up feeling like jello when I use the extended step... I guess that is a good thing, huh? My problem (or rather, my motivation) is I am trying to keep up with hubby. He does 20 minutes with the extended step -- But I work it every day, 2x a day... he is very inconsistent.
Still, my goal stands.

Gotta run, early days for the next 2 weeks awaiting my follow up surprise inspection at work.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KIM1911 3/5/2010 8:46AM

    wow emoticon on your legs feeling like jello.. that is a good thing! :) you are doing sooooo great.. i'm so proud of you. keep up the great work. :)


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-FEMALE- 3/5/2010 2:34AM

    Woohoo, way to go!

And I am SO ready for spring too. It's amazing, in the last week most of our snow has melted! YES!

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MOCUEVAS 3/4/2010 9:16PM

    You are a STAR!
I am so impressed that you can do 16 minutes on the extended step, that is so cool!
I haven't tried that yet, still using the lower regular step.
SO your acheivement is AWESOME!
Give yourself a pat on the back! And one from me!
Smiles, Mo emoticon

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Where did Monday Go?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I can't believe I missed a day. I didn't even blog yesterday. I logged on tonight to post my blog and it said it was Tuesday!!! Where did Monday go?? I think Monday just skipped right over me.

Well, I have been extremely busy at work --- I have tons of work to catch up on and I am awaiting an unannounced inspection == should be coming in the next 2 weeks (so much for unannounced, huh?)

I have changed my strategy a little, and it takes work for me to do this, but I am having my highest calorie meal at breakfast and a lower calorie meal at dinner.. I have succeeded at this for 3 whole days now!! WooHoo!! I am hoping it will have made a difference when I do a mid week weigh in tomorrow. Cross your fingers everyone!

I tried to go back to my ball & band cardio/strength exercise video yesterday for my evening exercise session. I say tried because I did not feel like it was effective. With the wii, I am constantly moving and with the video I did yesterday, I didn't feel any real impact other than my legs were a little sore (that was because I did bridges with my ball following the SP exercise - NOT the video ones). I was thinking my body needs a change up every so often so it does not get used to the same exercises.. I don't want them to become ineffective.

I so want to join a gym, but I really do not have time. My long commute to work and back is a killer in that area and I'm lucky I find the time I do to exercise at home. I exercise then have dinner and 30 minutes later I'm in bed for the most part. If I stopped at a gym everynight I wouldn't even be able to get the 6 hours of sleep I get now. I would kill for a whole week of 8 hours of sleep a night. I wonder what that feels like?

I'm so conflicted.... I know. I'll just quit my job so I can go to the gym!!! Do you think my hubby would mind? lol..... yeah, I thought he might. I can dream, can't I.

I hate to say this, but I am a very impatient person. I feel like I am moving in slow motion with my losses this past month and I do not like it at all! I missed my goal of being under 300lbs by March 1st. I STILL have 7lbs to go. They just do not want to leave me for some silly reason. It is frustrating, but I know if I stray off course they will NEVER leave - so I just keep on plugging away - eating yummy healthy foods and exercising daily. Some day in the near future I am going to be able to SHOUT OUT LOUD that I FINALLY DID IT!!!

Until that day.... I will look forward to one successful day after another. One day at a time. One lb at a time if that is what it takes!!

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MOCUEVAS 3/3/2010 12:05AM

    You will be able to shout out that "you did it" sometime soon, I know it. Even if things feel slow, they are going in the right direction and you are making changes that will last a lifetime! You go girl!

I wish you could stop working and join a gym; me too. It would be so nice to be able to make this process a full-time job, wouldn't it? And be able to focus all day on doing the healthy things our bodies and minds need us to do? You're right, we can dream.

Hang on, your day will come, keep doing what you know you need to and the results will show soon.

Smiles, Mo

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Trying week

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Well, This has not been my most productive week to date, that is for sure.

I had many challenges at work and such that just threw off my routines. I managed to stay in calorie range and only missed one of my planned exercise sessions. My biggest issue is regulating how much sleep I get on a consistent basis. I got 4 hours on Friday night and 12 on Saturday night... not exactly the healthiest sleep pattern.

I really wish I could fix the sleep thing... but I have trouble coming home, having dinner and shuffling off to bed. That doesn't work for me. I need to have at least an hour or two to myself before signing off for the day. That is a mental health thing for ME!

hahahahahah I thing the real answer is to find a job closer to home, that would add a minimum of 3 hours to my day. If my boss could only hear me say that.. lol. It's too bad that I like my job....

Another issue I realized I have is my dinner is my biggest meal of the day - I am thinking that should really be breakfast (or lunch, but NOT dinner) So this weeks goal is change that. I plan to make dinner my lightest meal of the day for at least 5 days this week. I think I can... I think I can... I know I CAN!

I only lost 1 lb this week.. not really sure why it was so small, but it was in the correct direction so I am not going to dwell on it.... As long as it keeps going in the negative direction, I AM A OK WITH IT!

Oh well, gotta get ready for work... chow peeps!

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KIM1911 2/28/2010 9:09PM

    emoticon on losing a pound. you are doing fantastic!! keep that up. :) it often says that breakfast needs to be your biggest meal of the day.. and it just *suppose* to get smaller as the day goes on. that's because your breakfasts are suppose to make you full and less hungry during the day. you can do anything you put your mind & heart into girl. :)

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MOCUEVAS 2/28/2010 5:24PM

    Of course you need some time for yourself in the evening after work, we all need some "wind down time." So using it wisely might be the key to getting a good night sleep.

You are so good trying to work on so many things. You go girl!

I think you are doing wonderfully, so give yourself a pat on the back!

Smiles, Mo

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LISAWILLBEFIT 2/28/2010 3:32PM

    I workout in the evening and i am not as hungry at night and i sleep as well as i can.I do what you say about having quiet time at night before sleeping.When my kids go to bed i cant just go to sleep i need that quiet time for myself.Lisa

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NANCANGEL 2/28/2010 2:29PM

    You did great this week.. It was a learning week.. and you still lost 1 lb.. Wahoo!!!!

Is there anyway you could workout before bed?? That might help you sleep... actually I workout at 6am at curves and then walk in the evening.. and I sleep so much better then I use to...

Things will workout... I think you are doing great!!

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Saturday is my Fun Day!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Today was L-O-N-G but fun. I am so beat I think I am skipping my pm exercise and going to bed. Hope you all have an awesome Saturday --- I'm off tomorrow until I need to go in and do an END OF THE MONTH INVENTORY! So most of my day is free... I will catch up with all of you tomorrow..... Good Night!!

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-FEMALE- 2/27/2010 10:06PM

    Happy to hear you had a good day. Have a nice night!

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DHOLLOWAY60 2/27/2010 7:11PM

    Have a great night.
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MOCUEVAS 2/27/2010 7:11PM

    Hope you sleep well, you deserve it!
And here's to a great tomorrow!
Smiles, Mo

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