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Mental roadblock

Friday, August 20, 2010

ok, here's the scoop.

i am having a serious mental roadblock that is interfering with my weight loss.

i just don't feel like exercising and stuff == i do it, but as soon as i start i am thinking about it being all over.

i know that attitude is going to get me into trouble soon -- i don't know how to get rid of it.

maybe i need to take time off from the gym? maybe i need to take time off all of it?

maybe i'm wicked bummed from being back to work.. i don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!

i don't know, i just have an i don't care attitude right now. i feel like i am always tired -- even when i get 7 or more hours of sleep.

checked my blood pressure at cvs the other day.. it was awesome 113/63.... i could be a valium poster child (as my hubby would say) it is so good.

anyway. gotta run and go to bed... working in the morning

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 8/22/2010 8:33AM

  I also know that feeling. Maybe you do need some time off the gym.. and, have fun outside instead. :) My gym is completely empty most of the summer - that's because everyone is too busy enjoying the outdoors. :) I have stepped away from my gym for most of the summer... and, enjoyed walking outside with my husband. :)

Hope the feeling passes for you.
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BAYBELIEVER 8/20/2010 11:56PM

    I agree with the others. Rather than taking a break, take a break from some of the things you have been doing but mix it up with something new! Sounds like you are in a rut and need some new spice in your life! Going back to work also has probably messed up that nice routine you were in. So find some new ways to adjust your routine. I know when I have new things going on in my life that affect my routine it throws me! But really, try something new, even if it is just 10 minutes of putting on some music and dancing in your underwear! You will feel great that you have done something to keep getting healthy!

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MINIDRIVER63 8/20/2010 10:33PM

    I know that feeling well! That's my cue to shake things up. As Mocuevas said, you need a change.

Instead of working out at the gym, dance! Or play frisbee with the dog (don't have a dog? borrow one!). Jump rope, play tag, join or start a kickball team. Go for a bike ride. Go swimming. Do Zumba or a Bollywood dance workout. Get an old Richard Simmons workout tape from the library.

Find something fun and active to do - it will be exercise.

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MOCUEVAS 8/20/2010 9:59PM

    Sorry things are feeling hard right now... I can understand, I am right there with you...
Maybe taking a break from it all would help, maybe you need some sort of change... to mix things up a bit.
Let me know if there is anything i can do to help.
Smiles, mo

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Hump day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

hi kiddies,

hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far. i have had a pretty tame week so far. nothing out of the ordinary has happened, yet. lol

hubby wanted to go out for dinner tonight so we hit the texas roadhouse. i kept it healthy, well, except for a dinner roll - which, as it turns out, was a huge mistake. apparently 1 roll has 227 calories in it. holy crap! i never would have guessed it had that much. i ordered my meal cooked with ZERO butter, i actually asked how they prepared thier steaks, chicken and broccoli. i had my dinner cooked with no added fattening things in it and it was still very good. had i known the bread was so EXPENSIVE (calorie wise) i would have passed it over. oh well, what is done is done and besides, i still have not gone over my calorie range for the day -- so ALL is not lost. just my guilty feelings getting the best of me.

i went to cvs today and they had a blood pressure station in the store so i popped my arm in and got my blood pressure. apparently a good one is 120/80 and mine was lower than that.... i was at 113/63 totally AWESOME!

i have always had a good blood pressure so i was not really surprised, but i ws thinking it would get better with the weight loss and the excercising.

got my haircut today and when i walked into the salon my cousin who owns the shop, my other cousin who does my hair, and a third hairdresser all just stared at me and went "OH MY GOD, LOOK AT YOU!" i responded with "yeah, i know my hair looks awful but i just got out of the gym" hahahhahaha,
they were talking about my weight.... as they put it "I'M MEEEELTING" (said in the voice of the wicked witch of the east from the wizard of oz) it was rather funny.

yeah, then the conversation kept going on about how much i've lost and how and what special diet i am on, etc etc etc. they were really surprised that i was not on any special diet. i explained that i am never hungry, i eat tons of fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, eat at home more and just make better decisions about what i feed my body. that and exercise, of course.
i also told them all about sparkpeople and they asked how much it costs to join.. LOL.. i told them it was completely free and it had all kinds of info to help anyone succeed and losing weight or just getting healthy. turns out i might end up with another exercise buddy. the other hair dresser goes to my gym in the next town over and might go to mine (which is next to the salon) when i go.

it was definitely an interesting day.

so, gotta run..... life goes on....

thanks for stopping by and as always, thank you for all that you folks do for me ----your totally awesome!

  
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MOCUEVAS 8/19/2010 2:40AM

    You are the one who is totally awesome! You are MELTING and I'm so glad that others are noticing it and giving you that positive feedback.
Cool that you got to talk about SP in telling them all you are doing, isn't it an amazing thing to get to share with others!
You should feel so proud of yourself. I'm so proud of you!
Keep it up girl, you deserve it!
Smiles, Mo

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Life goes on...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

well, back to the grindstone, back to business as usual, back to commuting and getting home late.

such is life i guess. things return to REALITY when you return to work after a vacation.

nothing special happenning so far this week. i skipped the gym yesterday and just did an hour on the wii - free step, i was sweating when i was done.

i did go to the gym today... did 47 minutes on the ellipical and 33 minutes on the treadmill. the elliptical i pumped up the resistance to level 6 and let me tell you, i was definitely feeling it! that is a good thing. the not so good thing is by the time i was done i had a sore throat from breathing through my mouth while i was exercising (or you could call it huffing and puffing by the end, lol)

i guess i did ok on my challenge this week. i was down 2.6 lbs. i guess that is ok for my friend TOM being around. he usually throws a wrench into things if you know what i mean.

hubby is doing great too! he is dropping a few lbs a week as well. although he has a tendancy to overdo it on the weekends, gain a little and then get rid of it and some during the week. men, it seems so much easier for them... grrrr.

lol....

ok peeps.... gotta run. i am very very tired. i guess that's what happens when you work for a living and then go to the gym.

have a fabulous night all.

  
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THEWEIGHTSOVER 8/18/2010 5:16PM

    Congrats on the great weigh-in. You are truly inspiring and motivating. You are super. Have a great day!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 8/18/2010 8:43AM

  what such a great inspiration you are!

congrats on losing the 2.6 pounds for your challenge. :) that's fantastic!!

oh, i totally know where you are coming from in regards to how quickly men can lose weight. drives me crazy how fast my husband can lose weight. just for once.. I wish they had the things *we* have to go through.. like TOM. LOL!!

keep up the fantastic work girl. :)

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LALMEIDA 8/17/2010 10:02PM

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MOCUEVAS 8/17/2010 9:15PM

    You are so awesome going to the gym after a long day at work, you inspire me!
And yes, 2.6 loss is GREAT for our challenge, celebrate that!
You are so great... Woo Hoo!
Smiles, Mo

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Back to work tomorrow....

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bummer

i am so not ready for this. no way. no how. absolutely NOT!

i do not feel like going to work. i do not feel like spending 13+ hours away from home!

i do not feel like dealing with the crappy issues i will have to deal with when i get back tomorrow. and trust me, there will be issues. it is inevitable.

yeah, i know this all sounds negative... but hey, i really wish i could just retire.

i actually enjoyed being home this week.

i spent time with my puppy
i went to the gym at a normal hour
i made a new recipe
i went shopping
i cleaned my car
i relaxed
i watched tv
i went to a casino
i passed a mamogram with FLYING colors

and the list goes on.... suffice it to say, i really enjoyed being a home body!!

oh, well, enough griping for one night... i am sure i will take up where i left off
tomorrow after work... lol

we picked up hubby's new company car today. it's a dodge journey, an suv type car. pretty darn tooting nice, lots of neat options in it that he did not expect.
very, very roomy too! i can't believe how long it is and how much room is in it.

ok so a while ago, my computer crashed and we had to reset the whole darn thing. well, my itunes were on that computer and i lost everything! so, hubby took my ipod to work and a guy got most of the info off the ipod so we could reload it back into the computer... well, that didn't work so hot - the videos didn't play and i lost my playlists and all the music duplicated and half of it would not work. so, i could not plug my ipod into it, if i did, my ipod would end up like the itunes on the computer. i just went months without new songs etc. so i found this software online called TOUCHCOPY. the software cost my $25 but it was sooooooooooooo worth it. i got everything reverse loaded from my ipod onto my computer and nothing is damaged or missing. now i can add new stuff and not be bored during my workouts anymore --- i kow, how can one get bored with over 5,000 songs..... it happens. lol

my challenge is going so so. i am just not motivated for it somehow. i feel like it is a chore to record my exercises and updates and post on the board.. i guess i am just not into the added responsibility and accountability. i will do my darnest not to quit, because i do not feel i am a quitter. i am just not looking forward to having to keep that updated, work, commute, go to the gym, and home stuff --- i am afraid it will be too much for me.

well, gotta go iron some work cloths i guess. lol, nothing like leaving it for the last minute, huh...

have a great new week all! hope your weekend was fabulous.

  
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MOCUEVAS 8/15/2010 9:20PM

    So glad your week off was good and you got so much done. It is hard to go back to work after a time like that. But you will get into your routine and it will feel like "normal" soon.

I hope you don't quit the challenge. I know what you mean about the added responsibility, and I agree, it can take a lot to get it all in, but you inspire lots of folks when you're there (including me) so I hope you stick with us... even if all you do is check in once in a while, you don't have to record your exercise if you don't want to. DO the pieces that work for you.

Hope this week back is good, not too stressful, and that you hang onto some of the relaxation you seem to have mastered while you were off.

Smiles, Mo

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 8/15/2010 8:34PM

  OMG!! 5,000 songs? You have ME beat. I only have 250 songs.. and, I even made a "Workout Playlist" and that only has 25 songs in it. LOL!! How can you get bored with 5,000 songs? ;) You are NOT a quitter.. you will see your challenge to it's end. LOL at your comment about leaving things to the last minute. ;)

Have a great week (even though you're back at work).

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No gym today

Thursday, August 12, 2010

feel free to call me a slacker. lol

got my nails done, bought new (smaller) bras and undies (wahoo)

going to do the wii in a bit (after my lunch/dinner settles a bit)

hubby not coming home until weee hours of the morning - he and a friend of ours are going to the PATRIOTS pre season game tonight at FOXBORRO STADIUM.

only 3 days left of my vacation --- NOOOOOOOOOO!

why can't vaca's last forever?

just took dog for a walk for about 20 minutes or so... oh what fun!

i guess i'm gonna change up and maybe relax and hit the ol' wii

nite all

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 8/12/2010 10:09PM

  sounds like you're having a nice relaxing day/night. :)

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