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Go Sox!!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

funny huh.

they must be jinxed this year with all their injuries. not good, and now kevin youklis is out for the rest of the season. that just bites. they are going to miss him big time.

there is still hope in red sox nation though. we are winning tonight and that will gain us a game in the wild card race. i'll take the wild card to get into the playoffs.

i am so ready for a week off of work next week it is not even funny. i just want to chill and do nothing but concentrate on me!

two days to go and then --------- NOTHING.

  


6 week challenge underway

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

well kiddies,

i started a challenge for the next 6 weeks. exercise and weight loss will be tracked weekly (tuesdays)

funny, i went to the gym, as usual, and just kept going -- another 5 minutes won't kill me i'd say. truth is, after 5 min on the elliptical my legs were sore. lol.. but i made it through 23 minutes then did my strength training... followed by 35 on the treadmill --- 10% incline too. i was sooo soaked when i got out of there i could ring out my bandanna and shirt and fill an 8oz cup with just sweat... (ok, slight exaduration).

so i went to the store today and bought two pairs of jeans 2 sizes down from what i am wearing now... so from a 26 to a 22. i figured i'd use them as motivation since i didn't expect them to fit.

yeah, well, sunday i will be returning them for 20's or 18's --- they are a little too loose for me and since i am still loosing i don't want them loose. that was absolutely the most exciting thing that has happened to me in a while.

NEWS ALERT::: i have 2.5 lbs to lose before the 7th in order to meet my mini-goal and be at 245. that will be a grand total of 105lbs lost.

i'm thinking tomorrow will be a late evening for me. i have the owner and our consultant coming tomorrow and i have 2.5 days left to finish 2 weeks schedules in order for me to take next week off. but hey, a long night or two is certainly worth going on vacation. right girls?

nothing special this vaca. just keeping up with my exercise and maybe sell some stuff on ebay or whatnot. hopefully drop a few lbs along the way.

wahoooo!!

have a fabulous evening and and even better tomorrow my friends. your the greatest.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOCUEVAS 8/6/2010 10:25AM

    Returning those jeans is a GREAT thing, what a fun trip to the store that will be!
AWESOME!
Smiles, mo

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 8/5/2010 8:58AM

  emoticon on accomplishing a lot. :)

good luck on your mini goal too! :)

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ATREAT4ME 8/4/2010 9:41PM

    emoticon

Returning clothes because they're too big must be an awesome feeling! I hope you ride it for a long time. Congratulations.

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7 days until goal and.....

Sunday, August 01, 2010

well, i have 7 days left to meet (or not to meet, that is the question) my goal of 245.

i'm thinking that i will be missing this little achievement as my weight is not moving in the past 4 days period.

i've certainly been eating more and getting much closer to my daily allotment of calories -- but, i just do not feel it happening for me.

it's a little depressing, i skipped 2 days of gym this past week - to see if that would help to trick my body into losing.... lol no dice. (hey, i'll try just about anything).

i know i exercise enough - that is definitely not an issue. i know i change things up a bit too. maybe i need to start exercising in the morning before work again, like when i started kicking some butt.

only prob with that is, sleep is not easy for me these days. do not know why. but even if i stop drinking by 8pm i am still hitting the ladies room 2 times a night. and trying to fall asleep isn't as quick as i'd like it to be either.

maybe my body is just tired and needs MORE SLEEP. that was my big revelation for today. i reverted to blaming lack of sleep for my lack of results. lol.. how cheap is that?

i guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens, huh?

i did join a challenge: weigh in is tuesday -- i hope this helps to motivate me. i also hope they send out info on where to post info. can you guess that i've never done this challenge stuff before... lol

good thing is, i know a few folks on the challenge, so hopefully that will help to keep me at it too. right now i am just grabbing at straws trying to make a difference and hoping that something works.

so far... it's been a dead end for about a week. and before that it took me almost 2 weeks to lose 2 lousy lbs.

well, thanks for checking out my blog. i greatly appreciate all of you and wish you all continued success in all that you do. ROCK IT!

  
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CALLIKIA 8/3/2010 10:07AM

    You have come so far, this is no time to get discouraged! It's time to start some new adventures and I hope this challenge will do the trick for you to jumpstart the weight loss again! Lord knows we all hit those bumps in the road, time to roll on over that bump and see what's around the next bend. Remember, if you get lost or anything, just send a shout out to me, Emily, or any of your team members!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 8/1/2010 8:45PM

  have fun with that challenge. :) sounds like you might need *more* sleep. keep doing what you've been doing .. you've done amazin'.

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MOCUEVAS 8/1/2010 8:34PM

    Things will change... look at how far you've come and you know this is all working for you, so don't worry, it will start working again!
Hang in there and get set for our challenge! WooHoo!
Smiles, Mo

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Slacking today

Thursday, July 29, 2010

hi kiddies,

well, the title says it all. i am slacking off today. skipped the gym == my body needed a period of rest and relaxation. yes, 2 weeks straight at the gym will do that to you. so, this week, i will slack off today AND on saturday. wahoo, it will be like a vacation.

got my new laptop in today... hubby just finished setting it up on the home network so i can get online with it now (currently typing this on the desk top). my laptop is sooo pretty. it is a dell inspirion 15r. i didn't think the screen and the keyboard would be so big, but i like it that way. it is more like a normal keyboard than i anticipated.

no gain, no loss this morning. not looking for any tomorrow with the lack of workout today.. but hey, stranger things have happened, right?

ok, i'm tired --- my body really did need a rest --- i need sleep too, only averaging 5 or 6 hours the past few nights. not sure why, but it stops tonight. lol.... the sox are not playing tonight so it will be easier for me to fall asleep. lol.

hope all is well with my sparkfriends near and far. you're the greatest.

  
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NANN66 7/29/2010 9:57PM

    Have that rest!!! I cannot wait to have a new laptop or home pc period!!! But sleep is important..I am finding out that on the weekends I cannot sleep past a certain time or it messes me up for the work week. I start at 6am everyday and so when Sat. and Sun. comes I cannot sleep past 8am or I am done for. Strange as I get older how that is. Have a great one!!!! emoticon

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MOCUEVAS 7/29/2010 9:53PM

    How fun, I love new computers, they always seem so cool... enjoy it!
And enjoy your break, you are doing lots with yur body, be sure you give it the down times it needs as well!
Have a great weekend!
Smiles, Mo

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 7/29/2010 9:53PM

  emoticon enjoy your mini vacation away from the gym. lucky woman getting a new laptop. :) hopefully you'll get a goodnights sleep :)

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COMPUCATHY 7/29/2010 9:49PM

    Glad you are getting the rest that you're needing. Enjoy that new laptop! I love mine. Start a "sleep" streak...it keeps me pushing for my 8 hrs every night...just hate to break a streak. Have a great day! emoticon

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KATYBUG48 7/29/2010 9:27PM

  take a break then get at it again

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100 lbs Down

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hello Friends,

I finally hit my mark. 100 lbs down as of yesterday. I was so excited I could hardly contain myself. I was going to skip the gym yesterday but I was so amped up from the scale in the morning that I just had to go.

14 days in a row I have gone to the gym. 14 days since I started the elliptical trainer. 14 days ago I was 9 lbs heavier.

I have 10 days left to reach my next mini goal of 245 bu August 7th. I think I can, I think I can........ I know I can!!!!

My goal of reaching 210 before heading to Florida in December is looking better every day. With any luck, I can surpass that and break under 200lbs. That would be such a wonderful christmas present to myself!!

I am skipping the gym on Saturday. It is the last day of the month and I need to do a complete inventory at work and by the time I get home the gym will be closed. Ho Hum. I am going to try to go both Thursday and Friday but my legs are starting to feel like jello on the elliptical. I think it's telling me to lay off for a day or so. Today I just did 20 minutes elliptical, strength training and 45 min on the treadmill. Mild workout but all encompassing.

I've learned to like green tea and grapefruit. No, I have never liked grapefruit - to tart for me, but I've found one I can eat happily. As for green tea - most of it tastes like dirt to me, but the twinings organic is different and actually tastes good. So I have added both of those 'weight loss' helpers to my diet in the past few days as well as eating more to actually eat within my suggested calorie range. I don't ever remember eating this much before and certainly not constantly.

I started losing more weight when I ate more. Go figure!!

Anyone have this problem? The bones around my neckline and shoulder area are really defined now. You can see them big time and without all the 'PADDING' that was there before. I can FEEL them there all the time. It is a kind of wierd issue, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by and catching up with me. I hope you are all having a fabulous day and that your up coming weekend is totally the best it can be!!!

  
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NETTER61 8/5/2010 1:17PM

    You've hit the mark I've been trying to hit for the last year! I'm so happy for you! I know I'm going to get there but it's taking longer than I really wanted it to. Keep on pushing! You're doing fantastic!!

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CALLIKIA 8/3/2010 10:09AM

    You know, when my mom lost all her weight she said that she was so excited to go to the amusement park and be able to ride the rides again...until she got on them. She said her butt is too boney now to enjoy the rides anymore! Funny the things we notice when the pounds start to melt away. I guess it's not all rainbows and butterflies, right? Keep up the great work!

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MSANITAL 7/28/2010 9:08PM

    You Rock way to go girl.. congrats and yea I play around with those bones too. I always thought it was so sexy..
keep up the good work

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MOCUEVAS 7/28/2010 7:52PM

    You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Way to go!
What a great point to have reached, you deserve it!
Well done!
Smiles, Mo

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COMPUCATHY 7/28/2010 7:17PM

    WOW...THAT'S FANTASTIC! Way to go! You've lost 100 lbs...I would have been whoopin and hollerin too. It IS amazing that we lose more when we eat more...who woulda thought! I'm so happy for you. Sounds like you're doing great. I'm sure you are going to meet or surpass your goal! emoticon

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TULIPDAISYROSE 7/28/2010 6:37PM

    100 pounds! That is fantastic! I am too looking forward to that but maybe in another year (80 pounds down...slow and steady to win the race, right?). I've been going to the YMCA and using the elliptical for the first time this week and LOVE IT! I then move to strength training for 15 minutes. I think I'm going to join (this was only a trial "free" week) since I will use it. Keep up the fantastic motivational attitude...you made my day, thank you!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 7/28/2010 6:29PM

  Awww... so happy for you Kat. :) you've done so fantastic! congrats on hitting the 100lb gone mark!! :) green tea is amazing.. i love the stuff. :)

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MIK113 7/28/2010 6:02PM

    So wonderful to hear! Happy for you!! emoticon

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QUIKSYLVER 7/28/2010 5:54PM

    Fantastic! emoticon

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