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ANY EXCUSE NOT TO EXERCISE

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

So this morning I had it on my schedule to go to the gym. So around 7:15 I started waffling and then decided not to go. OH, smack me. Then I got a phone call from a client in Connecticut and had to talk with her so then I had a good excuse not to go so here I sit, racking up 25 points so I can get a bonus spin. I am, however, being good in the eating arena. Had a scrambled egg on one of those flat round breads with a big of cheese melted on top for breakfast. Lunch will be a salad of sorts and then I'm off to an appointment an hour away for the afternoon. I will succeed even if I didn't get to the gym this morning.

  
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JENNY888 1/10/2013 7:21PM

    I have been procrastinating on the exercise front for about two weeks. Today I got back on the wagon again and ran on my treadmill for 60 minutes. I listened to a seminar that said it is important to schedule everything very closely including exercise. That is my new plan. They said they had an A and B day. On A days they exercised for an hour. On B days they just did fun activities for 1/2 hour. Three days a week A and three B.

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NANA2PRINCESSES 1/8/2013 5:31PM

    Perhaps you were intended to be at home for the phone call. It sounds like you're doing fine in the food department.
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LKWQUILTER 1/8/2013 2:02PM

    That sounds so familiar. lol Just keep doing the best that you can and don't quit or give up.

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LKWQUILTER 1/8/2013 2:02PM

    That sounds so familiar. lol Just keep doing the best that you can and don't quit or give up.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 1/8/2013 11:57AM

    I get it! I was going to go to the gym last night - but the daycare kids were picked up very late (7:00pm), then we had supper and my husband and I were engrossed in a good conversation, then it was 8:00 - too late to go.

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KASEYCOFF 1/8/2013 11:02AM

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RITAROSE 1/8/2013 10:13AM

  Oh, I do feel your pain! I LOVE, LOVE exercising, so why do I sometimes fall into that pit you described of waffling and then not doing it? It's a huge mystery to me! I try to remember how good I will feel after I exercise for both the physical benefits, but also the mental ones too. I have a schedule that I try very hard to stick to so that I don't have that opportunity to ask myself if I want to go exercise. That question too often gets me into trouble because there is always something else that I'd rather do! Excellent job with your food choices! That is my current area of struggle! Hope you're enjoying this brand new year friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FIRST DAY AT THE GYM

Monday, January 07, 2013

So today I had my first meeting with the trainer and did about 20 of biking and 20 of weights. Then I met with the nutritionist who gave me some good advice. I am very excited to be in this Biggest Loser challenge. A good friend is also on my team and she was there as well. Tomorrow I am going in again about 7:30 and doing bike and then doing a stretching class for 30 min. And maybe a few weights. I do have to work though so have to gauge my time.

I am excited about this! Today we went to Wendy's and had their med chicken pomegranate salad for lunch. Yummy. Tonight it is a simple meal. I'll be going to Disney on Thursday and back on Monday. Doing plenty of walking there and will try to choose wisely for food. I can do it. emoticon

  
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WEIGH IN DAY!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

So today is weigh in day for The Biggest Loser Competition and I went and processed in and now I am excited to get moving. I weighed in at 194.7 pounds and my goal is 160 so that is 34.7 pounds. This competition goes for 3 months and I doubt I'll lose that much but 15 or 20 would be nice. At least I wasn't 200 lbs which I was worried about.
On Fox news this morning, the biggest loser diet and nutritionist was on promoting her book and I liked what she had to say. So I ordered it from Amazon.com. Don't ask me the name of it but it intrigued me because she was talking a lot about adding fiber and how women need 35 grams of fiber and I know I don't get enough of it.
So this morning I had a bowl of fiber one raisin bran cereal and skim milk. Then I had a nice big salad with plenty of chopped veggies and turkey. I just had a banana for a snack and for dinner, its stir fry left over ham and veggies with yakisobi noodles. So far so good.
I check in on Monday at 7:30 for my first workout and then meeting with the nutritionist at 8:30. Can't wait. Looking forward to it. emoticon emoticon

  
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CAROLISCIOUS 1/5/2013 10:15PM

    I use the SP food tracker to make sure I get enough fiber.

I'm doing a Biggest Loser thing at work too, but yours sounds way more supportive. LOL! Good luck to both of us!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/5/2013 4:38PM

    emoticon Away you go and it sounds like you're off to a great start!!
I know when I eat more fiber and drink water, I just feel so much better! (even if, like during the holidays, I am not real terrific about everything I choose to eat!)
Here's to your SUCCESS!
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KASEYCOFF 1/5/2013 4:07PM

    I love FiberOne but can't get it here - last time I was in the US I brought back two big boxes!
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SIGNING UP FOR THE LONG HAUL

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

WEll, HERE it is 2013 and I have signed up for a local "biggest loser" competion with Gold's gym and the chamber of commerce. What was I thinking. I have to weigh in on Saturday and be measured and photographed wearing gym shorts and a sports bra. Won't be pretty for sure but this opportunity came around and I vow to participate and get healthier in the next three months. Wish me luck! emoticon

  
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JIBBIE49 1/4/2013 9:34PM

    Pensacola Rocks.

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ANDI571 1/3/2013 10:45PM

    Wow, I am impressed. Just having to put on a sports bra would have scared me off. Good for you! I am anxious to watch your progress.

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CAROLISCIOUS 1/1/2013 11:27AM

    I think this is awesome! You will do great!

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LKWQUILTER 1/1/2013 10:14AM

    You know you can do it!!

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A BUSY YEAR AND MORE TO COME!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

This year held a lot of angst and also good times. I'm looking forward to next year but I'm also very pleased with how 2012 is turning out. My MIL is doing very well! 2 months ago she could barely stand up. Now she can get out of her chair and walk to the bathroom and back! She can more easily get out of her chair now than she could in recent months. I attribute it to the 5 days of physical therapy she gets at the nursing home. We will be most likely moving her home with us mid-january. She came home with us for Christmas day and after the family left, she and I took a nap. I woke up when I heard her get up and walk to the bathroom, something she could not have done a few months ago! My only concern is how to keep up the physical therapy when she comes home. I know we can get in home help but not everyday so it is something to think about.

My oldest son finally landed a good job after a year and a half of barely making it. He was hired by a new restaurant that opened right near his home before Christmas. The place is doing so well, they have given him a raise and put him on salary. His wife has an interview with a university to be assistant site manager on a local AF base. WE feel good about her chances of getting the job as she did the same job for a different university for several years. So those are two good things.

My other son is still unemployed but his unemployment has been approved and they are just waiting for the company he worked for to either negate it or let it go through. It is a big national company so we don't think they will stop it. In addition, he starts university classes in January to become a teacher. He is excited about it.

We go to Disneyworld on Jan 10, every year for the marathon. And meet our younger son and his family there. So we have a vacation to look forward to and we will move MIL in with us after we get back.

I have a bit of work to do today and then off to lunch with a friend!

  
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EBURGITE 12/30/2012 11:08AM

    yay for positive things. wishing a wonderful year.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 12/28/2012 12:18PM

    Sounds like things are starting to look up. Great news about your MIL and your son's job!
Have a great time at DisneyWorld

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CELLOPLAYER1 12/27/2012 3:57PM

    Great news about your MIL and all the job prospects fotr your family.
Enjoy your vacation!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 12/27/2012 2:17PM

    Great news about MIL. It is true what they say, use it or lose it!

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SABLENESS 12/27/2012 9:22AM

    Your mother-in-law can do what mine did. She kept the sheets of exercises from the PT and did them daily, starting with the ones in bed. Even if everything hurt, she knew it would keep her on her feet and in her home. She was able to stay in her own home, in spite of having shattered a knee, shattered a wrist, and broken both hips at different times. She had other physical issues, too. Most folks in her condition would have given up and been bedridden in a nursing home. Her efforts and determination, with some help from family, made it possible for her to be in her own house until the last two weeks of her 93 years.

Wishing your family success with the job situations.

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KASEYCOFF 12/27/2012 9:03AM

    Depending what kind of physical therapy they had set up for your mother-in-law - what if you exercise with her? That is, if they had leg-lifts, bending and stretching type exercises, chair exercises, etc., could you get a copy of their program and do them along with her? It would help ensure she keeps up with them at least five days a week, plus it would give you a mild workout as well.
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LKWQUILTER 12/27/2012 8:30AM

    Really good news Carol. Have fun at Disney!

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TRYINGHARD54 12/27/2012 8:28AM

    sounds like things are looking up... thank God!

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