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Still 1 lb to go for my mini goal!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How frustrating is it when you know you have only 1 lb to go to hit a goal and it just WON'T GO AWAY!!

Well, I'll tell ya. It *@&*^%#$. Yes, I am trying to be nice.

Nothing special happened today..... everything went as planned. I should be happy about that but it was actually rather BORING!!

I got an email from an old friend yesterday (she just got on facebook and found me!) ... I haven't seen or talked to her in, oh, I'd say 15 to 20 years. I was super happy to hear from her, we were always together back in high school and many years later. We grew apart -- not really sure why or how (I was probably working too much!)

Anyway... I was devastated to hear that she had just had 2 brain surgeries. She had an aneurysm that bled for 24 hours before they found it and now she has stints and metal plates in her head. I think I wrote a book back to her and she wrote back today... she was so thrilled and excited that I wrote back so fast, it made me feel good. I am sure we are going to be hooking up sometime soon. We were wild back then... boy, could I tell you stories!! You'd probably think I was lying... ROFLMAO!!

Gotta run for now.....Time to check up on YOU folks and pat you on the back for all YOUR SUCCESSES!!!!

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MOCUEVAS 3/11/2010 12:18AM

    So cool that you have reconnected with a friend and are able to be a support to her again. And get some from her as well. That is wonderful.

And boring is okay sometimes, don't knock it! LOL!

The one pound you have left til your mini-goal will be off soon enough. Just keep doing what you are doing... making good choices and it will happen in no time.

You can do this girl, you are doing it!
Smiles, Mo

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KAELIE 3/10/2010 9:23PM

  I am going to wish that when that 1 lb finally takes a hike, it takes a couple of more pounds with it!!


How great to catch up with an old friend - I just love the Internet (and FB) for that. So sorry to hear about her illness, but thankfully you two have reconnected :)

Have a great evening!

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I need a new job!!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Not really. I like my job.... I just don't like the hours. I don't even mind the ride... It's just the looooong days that prevent me from talking to you guys every day, and keep me from actually going to a gym (my first day was awesome, btw) on a regular schedule instead of once a week, maybe twice.

My advice to all. If you want lots of personal time: stay out of the food/restaurant buisnees!!

I'm thinking in a day or two I will reach my mini goal.... UNDER 300!!

Watch my ticker for the BIG MOMENT!!

I think I'll exercise extra tomorrow --- just to push that needle down the 1 lb left to go!!!

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-FEMALE- 3/10/2010 3:57PM

    I feel the same way about my job. (The one I'm about to go back to) I hate the hours more then anything. It's overnight, and I find I miss out on everything during the day. On my days off, nothing is open when I'm awake. And for most family gatherings, I'm to tried to really be there. The only good thing about my job, is all the lifting and walking involved. It's a fitness class in its own.

And congratulations on being close to that milestone! Amazing accomplishment!

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MOCUEVAS 3/10/2010 12:14AM

    Yes, you are amazing...
Look at you go!
Even to the gym. Who would've guessed that just a few short weeks ago, right?
Aren't you proud of how far you've come.
AMAZING... what a superstar!
You inspire me.
Thanks for that.
Smiles, Mo

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 3/9/2010 10:33PM

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    You can do this and it would be so hard for me to work in food service if I was trying to lose weight! I don't see how you do it! Good luck and I hope that you find a job that you LOVE!!!-Leslie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/9/2010 10:15PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon... you are amazing girl. :) fantastic job.. i will be celebrating with you when your tracker goes down that mini goal of yours... :)

... i *love* that part in the blog where you say that it keeps u from going to the gym! that is so amazing that you are going. :) i'm so proud of you and what you've done.... you really are an inspiration.

keep it up. :)

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I hate mondays....

Monday, March 08, 2010

so much that I don't even want to discuss it.

today was a loooooooooong day. nothing went right and my body just didn't want to move!! It had a mind of it's own - i am blaming yesterday's trip to the gym. don't worry, that won't stop me from going back.... not a chance.

i don't have much time... gotta go to bed, i have a big week this week at work. hope you all are doing great, will catch up tomorrow...

hugs to all !!!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/9/2010 5:06PM

  that's great to see that it won't keep from going back to the gym. i find that when i have those kind of days ... when i hit the gym... it makes me feel better. but you are doing great. :) u are amazing. keep it up.

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-FEMALE- 3/9/2010 12:11PM

    I know exactly how you feel!

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MOCUEVAS 3/9/2010 1:57AM

    Glad you are going to bed and taking care of yourself.
Hope Tuesday is a better day.
Thinking of you!
Smiles, Mo

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KENMAC116 3/8/2010 10:34PM

    Have a great Tuesday!!!

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MARIGOLDWISH 3/8/2010 10:25PM

    Hopefully, by the time you read this it will be Tuesday ... and things will seem a bit brighter!!! Hang in there.


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And the winner is......

Sunday, March 07, 2010

TO GO!!!

Had my first trip to the gym today!

I did 30 minutes on the treadmill --- 1.2 miles (I have no idea where that fits with someone who is already healthy)

I did squats on the leg press machine. 3 reps

I did leg extensions on another machine. 2 reps

I did reverse leg extensions on another.... 2 reps

and ended with 10 minutes on the eliptical trainer.

I am glad I went!!! I lived through it. I didn't melt away. And no one seemed to even notice I was there. Then again.... I went when there were only 8 people in the cardio section. So, I now have a Sunday date with hubby for the gym... If we get home early from work during the week, we will go then too. Our trial membership is for 30 days. We'll see how it goes.

Hope you all have had a wonderful week end!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/9/2010 5:03PM

  emoticon!!! that is soooo amazing. you have come a long way. it is really great to hear about your adventure at the gym. sounds like a fantastic workout. my gym had one *free* week.. but, my hubby and i didn't use it at all.. we just signed up right away. :) you're lucky that your gym offers a free 30 days... that's great. :)

keep up the great work girl.

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FABN50S 3/7/2010 10:26PM

    Keep up the good work. You can do it!

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SOLSTICECHILD 3/7/2010 10:24PM

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MOCUEVAS 3/7/2010 7:20PM

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You are AWESOME! Glad you went and accomplished so much while you were there!

What a woman!

You inspire me! Woo Hoo!

Smiles, Mo

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KAELIE 3/7/2010 6:37PM


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To go or NOT to go?..... THAT is the question!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Ok.. so last week hubby and I were discussing going to the gym together.... he didn't seem that excited since I told him we could go every Sunday (weekdays are hectic and busy for the both of us). He didn't think it would be smart to pay for a membership only to use it once a week.

My buddy Kim has been a real inspiration in this area --- THANKS KIM!!

Well, the dear boy went to the gym today and got all the info for memberships and stuff AND he got 2 -- 30 day free passes. Now he wants to go to the gym tomorrow.

In a way I am excited and in another way I am so scared it is not even funny! I don't really have a shirt that would be good for that (I just run around in a sports bra at home, but that would not be kosher at the gym - trust me!)

I only have my 1 pair of sneakers that I use regularly - I thought gyms required you to have sneakers that were not used outside?

Hubby did ask the guy who gave him the grand tour at what times were they not really busy on Sundays -- after 12 noon is pretty darn slow ----- so then hubby asked about Wednesdays (my weekday off of work) and the guy told him between noon time and 4pm were nearly dead!

He did this because I am sooooooo self-conscious it is not even funny. I am literally fearful of this event. I read in someone's blog that they went into the gym and realized that the world does NOT revolve around them... meaning to say that no one paid her any attention and everything was fine --- that was the best comment I could have read EVER for this endeavor.

So, I have not quite decided what tomorrow will hold for me.

I have a breakfast date with my brothers and one of my sisters (there are 7 of us total --- just your average run of the mill dysfunctional family -- albeit on the large side). I need to make a trip to the fruit stand for my weekly needs (it's about 35 minutes away, but it is my FAV!!) I also need to run to the grocery store AND staples.

This is supposed to me a day off!! How do I end up doing all this other stuff. (I can't wait for breakfast with the sibs, they are always fun -- and yes, I plan to behave at breakfast and make GREAT decisions!)

Anyway -- feel free to weigh in on my dilemma. Any motivation or butt kicking you can provide will certainly go a long long long way.

So, as I said.. the question is.....

To go? or NOT to go?

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/9/2010 4:57PM

  emoticon on going to the gym to get all the info! :) that is FANTASTIC. and, it's even great that your husband got into the entire 'gym' experience too by asking for a tour! :) wow. i'm so happy for you. you have come a long way. keep it up.. you are doing great girl. :)

emoticon Kim

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.DUSTY. 3/6/2010 10:33PM

    I totally understand being self conscious about going public at a gym. It might make you not want to go and you'll end up quitting, or make you start feeling bad about yourself. Plus if you have other things you need to get done you'll end up resenting having to go.

Are you exercising at home on a regular basis? If you are keep it up until you feel more comfortable. If you're not, start, LOL! You can get the same benefits from working out at home.

This is something you have to do on your own. It's nice to have support but in the end it's up to you:)

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MOCUEVAS 3/6/2010 10:04PM

    Nope, it has to be your decision, not getting an opinion from me.

I have to say since he went and got the info, I would say that is a pretty impressive gift he is giving you since he wasn't too excited about it before. And a very sweet thing for him to do.

I would not be caught in a gym, way too self-conscious still, so I feel for you, I would be having the same dilemma.

Good luck with that, can't wait to hear what you decide! and you know what, whichever you choose is the right choice. So respect whatever choice feels right for tomorrow.

Smiles, Mo

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