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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

well, there is a lot to be said for being sick.

all of a sudden i got hit with this cough that just would not let go. then, friday, i was driving home from work (80 degrees outside) and i had my windows up and the heat full force and I WAS SHIVERING i was sooooo cold and evry bone in my body ached!! thank god the chills and achy bones only lasted 1 day!

as soon as i laid down to go to bed, i couldn't stop coughing. this has been the case since saturday. then i just have these coughing fits, you know when you know something is there but it just wont come out?

well, i've been going to work, coming home and going to bed for the past 4 days. today i had to try to go to the gym. my withdrawls got the better of me. i did 38 minutes on the treadmill before my nose was running so fast i could not keep up and that THING was back in my throat and it just didn't want to leave. i didn't want to keep coughing around everyone in the gym so i just packed up and high tailed it on home.

just had my chicken soup and wanted to drop you all a line before hitting the sack. i figure by tomorrow i should be good to go. i'd better be, i have a trainer appointment tomorrow night.

the one good thing about being sick? i didn't feel good, so i couldn't eat much --- lost 5lbs. 275 this morning.

bless you all and may you remain healthy and happy, no matter what!

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 5/5/2010 10:12PM

  Congrats on the weight loss. Too bad you were sick. :( Glad you are feeling better though. Loved the fact that you were sick and still managed 38 minutes on the treadmill! Wow! That is great. :) Seeing how this blog was written last night - how did the trainer appointment go?

Keep doing great!
~Kim

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 5/5/2010 2:22AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss!! Several people I know have been battling this "bug". Seems like it hits fast and hard, and the coughing is neverending. I sure hope that you start feeling better soon!!

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ZABINAS 5/5/2010 2:00AM

    I'm so glad to hear you are on the mend! Congrats on the weight loss. emoticon

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MOCUEVAS 5/4/2010 9:30PM

    Sorry you're still feeling lousy, I hope the chicken soup helps! Get a good night's reast, that should help too!
Take care of you!
COngrats on the loss!
Smiles, Mo

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Short but Sweet!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Well, had a mega early day (was up at 4am) had lots of people coming to my store today for training. Among them were a Supervisor and GM that I've known for a long time.... but have not SEEN in a long time.

Oh what fun that was. Individually they both came up to me and started asking me tons of questions... they commented on my weight loss and asked how I was doing it and they just kept going on and on... It was awesmome!! I was surprised to see how easy it was for me to talk about it. I talked about my wii and my gym membership. Needless to say... I WAS ON CLOUD NINE!!!

So, of course I went to the gym on the way home and killed myself. lol. NO, not really. Although I did do extra time on the treadmill, but I cut out some of the strength stuff tonight. I figure I burned nearly 600 calories today just at the gym. WAHOO! Can't wait to go back tomorrow. YES my friends, I am a sicko! lol.

I'm off tomorrow so I will catch all your blogs tomorrow 'cause I am BEAT and gotta go to BEDDIE BYE!!

GOOD NIGHT TO ALL MY WONDERFUL SPARK FRIENDS! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ZABINAS 4/29/2010 4:47AM

    Congrats! It's so nice when people notice the results of all you hard work.
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 4/28/2010 5:09PM

  hahaha.. you gym nut you! i am so proud of you for going to the gym and working your butt off. :) you are doing so fantastic. you are amazing. :) eeek... 4am though!! that's the time *i* get up to go the gym. haha... :) at least you know how many calories you burn while at the gym.. i don`t know how many i burn :(

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MOCUEVAS 4/28/2010 2:08PM

    WTG, girl! You are AWESOME!
Smiles, Mo

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MAGICKNITTER 4/27/2010 9:12PM

    Great job on the calorie burn!

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Hello my Friends

Monday, April 26, 2010

Well, I have been exceptionally busy of late. But that is a good thing. I have been going to the gym almost everyday and loving it. Problem is that the gym takes away from my blogging and spark people time. With leaving the house at 6am, geting to the gym by 7pm, getting home around 8:30 or 9pm, then having dinner ---- I am totally lost for time.

I feel like I have abandoned all my friends here and it really bothers me. I miss all you guys like you would not believe.

I had a meeting with a personal trainer and he said he wanted to see me following and tracking my routine a minimum of 4 days a week (last week I did 6) and I feel great.

Although I have not lost much weight in the past few weeks I still feel like I am on track... I think my body is getting used to all the exercise and stuff.

My spark nutrition upped my 'calorie range' but I don't want to up it. Is that going to hurt if I keep my calorie intake where it was instead of adding 150 more calories a day? It jumped real high and I'm afraid if I follow it and eat more (even though I am not hungry) that I really will not lose.

I just checked in on many of you and left comments. I skipped the gym today and did the wii which saved me several hours, hours that I devoted to you!! I'm glad to see that you are all doing terrific. I still have many blogs to catch up on, though.

~kat~

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 4/27/2010 12:02PM

  emoticon glad to see you back :) missed you lots. glad to hear about your gym addiction! :) i would do whatever is comfortable... in the calorie range. if you don't want to up it...then I wouldn't. but it's what totally works for you that is important.

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ZABINAS 4/27/2010 5:25AM

    I know what you mean about time. I can never seem to fit it everything in I want to do. If you are exercising more than that would be why SP increased your calories.

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RUBIA_LIZ 4/26/2010 11:12PM

    So glad you are doing well!! And that you are keeping up with your busy schedule and not slacking off on the exercise. That's definitely a difficult task! Keep up the good work girl!! emoticon emoticon

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MOCUEVAS 4/26/2010 9:18PM

    Well, I for one have missed you but I am so glad you are doing things that are so good for you!
You go girl!
I think it is great that you are working so hard to make yourself #1, you deserve that.
Don't go too far down in your calorie intake, especially if you are working out so much. but you can experiement with it by eating what you think is needed for a week while working out so much and then seeing how you do. If you still lose as you want, keep it there. If not, maybe you actually need to eat a little more, so try that out. You will figure out what works best for your body, so I trust that you will find where you need to be.
Hope you keep it up, you inspire me!
Smiles, Mo

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Up and running

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Well, computer is up and running.

The hard drive crashed and my dear hubby put a new one in. Yes, my friends, I lost lots of stuff that I am NOT happy about. Although I have 2 external drives with most of my 'STUFF' on them, I still had a lot of stuff on the main drive. I am soooooo bummed it isn't even funny.

Did the gym 4x last week. Fun Fun Fun.

I've been slacking on my wii though. I skipped it completely today thinking I was going to get a great workout tonight -- my 1st meeting with the personal trainer at the gym.

Wrong!

We talked for quite a bit, then he (Chris) took us around and showed us proper form on the machines for a full body workout. I am rather excited. Before I was doing things I 'felt like' doing, NOW I have a routine to follow and I work well with routines. I am betting I will make lots of progress at the gym before my next meeting with him. That is 2 weeks away because hubby is having knee surgery tomorrow (scope) and will probably need at least a week to get back to the gym, let alone work on the routine.

We have to be at the hospital at 6:30 AM!!! That is sacrilegious!! A day off is meant for sleeping late! Isn't it?

Good thing is after I get him home and comfy --- I am off to the GYM! I soooooo can't wait. I have this card to fill out with the exercises I do so my trainer can track my progress. He was in absolute shock when I told him I had lost 65lbs since Dec 28th. Floored is more like it. He said that is usually a years worth of work and I must be working really hard. I felt so good hearing that. I was surprised how comfortable I was dealing with a trainer. But he was young (23), very knowledgeable and very friendly.

Down to 283 so I am still staying focused. I am amazed that I do not have control issues when it comes to eating. It's like I just made up my mind to eat right and that was that. I have no cravings and absolutely no desire to overindulge. The part that I thought would be the worst is turning out to be a non-issue. I find that really strange, especially since it has lasted since December. I am considering myself blessed for being able to stay focused like this. I guess when I think about it, I am just downright DETERMINED to succeed and lose all the weight that I want to this time. WITH NO EXCUSES. I think that mindset is what is doing it for me. Even when I have an awful day at work I don't even think about eating my problems away..... not even a single thought. I've come way too far to slide back.

Well, so much for the book. Just wanted to fill you guys in on what I've been up to a little bit, since I've been out of touch with the computer issue for a little bit. Had to use my phone to update status and log food and exercises. NOT FUN with the phone. I definitely need a full sized keyboard.

Tomorrow I am hitting the gym and fruit stand and then I am coming here and I am catching up with all my friends.

Hope you are all well and staying on track. Miss you all!!! As the good 'ol governor of California, Arnold, would say.... I'll be Baaaaaaaack!

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 4/22/2010 2:53PM

  wow...someones been busy! ;) congrats on all that weight you've lost since december... and , congrats on having your 1st meeting with a trainer. :) pretty exciting stuff eh? :) i remember my 1st meeting with mine ... i was nervous as can be... but he ended up being such a joy to talk to and stuff.. it was like he completely understood where i was coming from! :) anyway! glad to see u back. missed ya kat!

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Good start to the day....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

well, i had a great start to the day...


worked out on the wii

had a great breakfast

cleaned my car, seats, floor, windows -- everything!

bought a new back wiper

bought a new set of gym cloths

went to gym with a friend who wants to join - she was a member of another gym before so she knew how to use all the equipment.... it was fun!

set up appointment for a personal trainer (thanks kim!)

went home and the rest of the day went to crap!

i was sitting in my car in the drive way and felt funny. my jaw/ear hurt. i had this big lump on my lymph node. i immediately called my dr's office and they said they'd get back to me. ....... yeah, hours later still no phone call and by now my heart is racing -- i think the lump was stressing me out!!! -- so hubby called the service and my dr was actually on call for the night. yeah, he never called back either. --- bottom line, i went to the emergency room because the lump appeared to be getting bigger in the 4 hours since being discovered.

well, apparently i have the beginning of an ear infection that caused my lymph node to swell up. yeah, i have NEVER had an ear infection in my entire life. YOU want to tell me how I GOT THIS ONE? no clue. i don't even know if i believe this diagnosis. i guess if the antibiotic works and the lump goes down --- the er dr. will have done good.

the best part of all this... i was only at the ER for 1 hour and 10 minutes -- start to finish. this is a miracle! i think my lowest record (no, we don't go all the time, probably end up there 1 time a year) for getting out of there is just under 4 hours. it is horrific. you could die in the waiting area and no one would ever find out. pretty sad.

so, my heartrate has returned to normal now that i am not worried about this lump anymore. my lymph node is very sore from the fluid built up in it and i am tired.

going to bed.

hope all is well with everyone. stay focused. stay the course. stay motivated. our time is right around the corner.

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 4/15/2010 5:31PM

  eeeeeek. so sorry to hear about your lymph node bump/ear infection. :( good that your wait in the ER wasn't a long one. have fun with the trainer appointment kat. :) totally awesomeness. u are doing fantastic. what happened to your hubby? is he not going with you anymore to the gym? and, it's great that you have a friend to go with now! :)

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MOCUEVAS 4/14/2010 11:20PM

    I so hope the antibiotic works and you feel better soon. Glad the er trip wasn't too long, still no fun to feel bad.
Hang in there!
Thinking of you!
Smiles, Mo

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