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Ready to get off the seesaw!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

So today at our weekly weigh-in I had a setback. I left one-derland and I'm not too happy about that. It seems the last few weeks I've had a lot of ups and downs. I'm not sure why I can't stay consistent. I'll eat well for a day or two and then go crazy. I thought I was over that, but apparently not. It is always hard to find time to workout but lately I've been making more excuses than usual. I've just got to get back in the game but right now I feel a little lost.

You have to want it, want it more than that banana split, more than the chicken fried rice everyone else is eating for lunch, more than you want to sit and watch a tv show. Apparently I have not wanted it enough lately.

No excuses this week! I have plenty of healthy food at home, I have the means to exercise, and I've just got to get the work done. I could sit back and feel sorry for myself and go eat terrible food with my coworkers for lunch but I'm not going to. I want to get in that swimsuit this summer, I want to get rid of my spare tire, I want to be in better shape to run with my kids and the only thing holding me back is me.

Today is a new day. I have tons of choices ahead of me and my goal is to tackle one at a time and make the right choices for me. I can't keep saying "I don't care", because that is simply not true. Next weigh-in will be better.

I've signed up for my first 5K and it will hopefully keep me on track. I can do this and I will do this!! DONE with the 200's....no really this time :-)

  
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DEANNABOYD 3/12/2013 3:11PM

    I too have been dealing with the same thing. I am my own worst enemy. and I stop myself from being who I can be, who I want to be. there is always something or someone to blame but the truth is "I" have to do this for ME!
Lets get this done! I am here if you need an extra someone!

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JENNIK2 3/12/2013 9:51AM

    I am in the same boat! I was one pound away from the 100's and then I got lazy. But like you said time to refocus and get back on track. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 3/12/2013 9:24AM

    You got this! I know you can do it. You know you can do it.

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BLOCKHEAD23 3/12/2013 8:27AM

    I know how you feel -- I feel like I keep going back and forth myself. It's a work in progress and I know that we can all get through this!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 3/12/2013 8:19AM

    The 200's don't really like having you hover around. They are waiting to wave goodbye to you. Help them out.

Make Today a Great Day!

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2013 Here we come!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Looking back over 2012, I had an amazing year! I've finally figured out ways to eat more healthy and fit finess into my crazy hectic life. I've had serious fallbacks in the last few months but luckily I haven't gained too much weight back. I'm getting things lined out at home and trying really hard to avoid the holiday pitfalls. I know 2013 is going to be even better. Summer of 2013 Amy will finally be in a swimsuit again and I just can't wait.

My goals for the upcoming year are to get back into my healthy lifestyle that helped me lose over 90lbs in 2012, to take my fitness and training up a notch and lastly but most certainly not least is to help my son get into a healthy routine. He has been overweight almost since birth and I'm the only one to blame. I've tried to push healthier foods but I give in too easily. I don't want him going through what I went through because of my weight. We are going to get healthy and stay healthy in 2013! Let's do it!

  
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BIGPAWSUP 12/26/2012 5:40PM

    Sounds absolutely awesome!!

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NIKKICOLE83 12/26/2012 4:35PM

    I really hope you reach your 2013 goals. Losing 90 lbs in incredible and it shows you have the tenacity to do it. I would try to involve your son in more activity, eliminate bad snack foods from your home (only on special occasions), and cook healthier meals and don't give him an alternative. I would also tell him often how great , handsome and smart he is so that he doesn't associate his weight with his worth like I did. Good luck!

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I'm back!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ok I have been MIA for like a month but I'm back and motivated again. I ended up winning my weight loss challenge at work!! Yay!! 12.89% in 12 weeks! I was so proud to accept that award in front of over 200 coworkers! My dress for the wedding had to b taken in and was still too big, first time I've ever had that issue but I wasn't complaining at all!

The cruise was amazing and I ate all kinds of things I shouldn't have. I gained a few pounds during the trip but I didn't beat myself up about it. I knew it would happen and it wasn't as bad as I thought.

Now I've got to refocus! It's been hard to get back in the healthy swing since I got off the ship. Life had been crazy busy and money is in short supply. I've also started seeing someone who loves all the food I'm trying to avoid. *sigh* it's ok though. We talked about it and I've made the commitment to change my lifestyle so I'm sticking with it. Hopefully he will b as supportive as he says he will because if we keep eating fast food and potatoes with every meal that 80lbs will quickly find me!!

I'm finally back in one-derland after 5 long years and I intend to stay here come hell or high water!! I've already gotten my lunches and dinners ready for this week and my resistance bands are sitting in the living room waiting for me as I type. I know the next few weeks will b a little tough but I can do it. Nothing tastes as good as getting healthy feels. I love that all my clothes are too big and I do NOT want them to fit better after the holidays! I'll have a bite of my favs but long gone are the days of eating a plate full of carbs, then seconds and finally 2 slices of pumpkin pie! This is the new me and we all like her lol so I'm keeping her and we will just have to throw that old chubby girl inside me a bite every now and again :-)

  
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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 11/18/2012 8:50PM

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JBEAUFORD 11/18/2012 8:30PM

    Welcome back!! emoticon

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MANILUS 11/18/2012 8:17PM

    Getting healthy is like riding a bike, it comes back quickly if you make the effort! Best of luck and I know what you mean about Onederland in 5 years time, it has been that long for me and I am on the brink of it! All the best!!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/18/2012 8:10PM

    Welcome back! I'm so happy you've had some fun and are ready to get back on track. I know you can do this!

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Slight fail on Week 1

Thursday, September 13, 2012

So I did fairly well on my fast break goals this week. I only ate fast food once, I've parked far away from every door except at home, and my water intake has went up. Alas I still haven't mastered the working out thing. I have the best of intentions but then life just keeps getting in the way. I'm doing little pieces at work so I'm getting something for the day. I've been doing lunges, squats, wall pushups, and calf raises every time I go to the bathroom. Plus I've been walking to the Wal-mart that is near my office at lunch time whether I need anything or not, just to get some more movement in, but it's not enough. I know I need some cardio (make you sweat-kind of cardio) in my life but I'm seriously struggling with it. I keep telling myself I'll get up early and do a 10 minute video, but then the baby wakes me up at 3 to eat and when my alarm goes off at 415 so that I can have time to exercise I hit snooze. When I do manage to get up early enough I'll barely be ready to start and either the 6 month old or the 5 year old wakes up and needs me. I know these are just excuses, but I honestly don't know how to fit it in on work days. I barely have 3 hours in the evenings to get homework done, dinner cooked, bottles and clothes washed, baths for both kiddos, and then bags packed for the next day. By the time I get all the daily stuff done I'm so exhausted sometimes I don't even feel like showering before I crash out. I'm only getting about 5 hours of sleep as is so I'm at a complete loss. I'm hoping the bits I'm forcing myself to get done at work will be enough for my work days and I've got to do some major stepping up on my 3 days off. Tomorrow is the beginning of my weekend and after little man is dropped at school, it's on. I don't want to burn myself out but if I'm going to hit my October goal, I've got to quit slacking.

  
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EMMASXJ89 9/14/2012 5:55PM

    You are so inspirational. This is the perfect example of a mom who works hard to not only take care of her family, but also take care of herself emoticon

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TISTEN23 9/13/2012 1:21PM

    Get the kids involved! Use them to do bicep curls, get them to do jumping jacks or imaginary jump rope with you. 10 min burns almost 100 calories and gets you sweaty! There isa great 10 minute jump rope video on here, and just a jumping video here....

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AMILLER1124 9/13/2012 10:09AM

    I do get lil man in on my ST but the cardio is what kills me because if I manage to get my heartrate up something seems to interrupt and I don't get to maintain or some times even get back to what I was doing. Thank you both for the encouragement. It's going to get better. I've just got to keep working on it. When my baby girl gets a little older maybe it will be easier to get outside and do activities. Right now she's in that stage where she wants to play but can't and expects to be held or at least have all the attention. So it's hard to run around with JW, although she makes a great added weight to all my other activities. I'm hoping she will be content with the stroller rides as we ease our way in to walking.

Kitty - unfortunately I have to cut out of work a couple minutes early to even make it to the daycare before they close. If I have to get gas, I've got to do it at lunch or I'll be paying late fees for picking the kiddos up after 6. It's hectic, but I'm sure if I keep plugging along I'll get there. One day at a time.

"Just keep swimming swimming swimming" hahaha

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JJAQUES41 9/13/2012 9:56AM

    Having little ones makes it super hard to find any "me" time, it WILL get better. Is there a way that you can do an activity with your 5 year old to interact with them and at the same time sneak in some exercise for yourself? A game of chase, hide and seek, sit on mommy's back while she does push-ups, something like that? When short on time I've always found it more productive if I can combine two "must-do" items into one time slot.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/13/2012 9:48AM

    First off - breathe! You sound a bit stressed and overwhelmed. Just relax a bit and re-focus.

I know getting "sweaty" at work is out, but what about right after - even before you go home, could you do a 10 minute power walk? As soon as the kids go down for the night, jump rope, jumping jacks, whatever. Shoot for 10 minutes.

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I never realized the power of Visualization

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

During my training to be a massage therapist I made my first vision board and thought it was a great idea especially since I'm a very visual person. A few weeks ago I made another one as part of my weightloss journey to use as motivation and to literally keep my goals within sight. The downfall with my first board was I stuck it in my briefcase and it hasn't surfaced often enough. So today I made a bigger better board and I hung it right in my office. I'm sure my male co-workers will appreciate the very attractive, super fit women haha.....

But that's just one part of visualization that is helping me make the right decisions about my health today. I've been reading The Spark and in the book it encourages you to see yourself where you want to be and doing what you want to do. That my friends has been more helpful than I ever imagined!! I really wanted something chocolate from the vending machine a little while ago but then I thought "would that super fit, smoking hot mom snack on this garbage?" and the answer of course was "Heck no!" so I went and got a pack of my almonds.

I know a lot of people that make good moral decisions based on the question "what would jesus do" so I'm going to use the same philosophy with my fitness and nutrition...."what would future me do? would she sit on the couch instead of working out? would she spend her weekends being lazy or running a 5K?" I'll let you know how this works out, but so far it's working wonders.

Today has been fairly good for me. I've made smart nutritional decisions and although I had to drive instead of walk to the store on my lunch break I still parked as far from the door as possible. I'm challenging myself to add more protein to my diet and decrease my carbs a little. I have done well at staying in all my ranges but I'm always on the top end for carbs and low end for protein. From what I've read that's not ideal for someone with a slow metabolism like me. I figure as long as I'm still in my ranges, it couldn't hurt to try it out.

One last thing to be accountable for....tonight I'm taking the kids on our first bonifide walk. I want to encourage my son to move a little more. He's overweight to and we've got to get that in check. We've been batteling about food for a while now and I feel we are taking baby steps in the right directions. I mean we are leaps and bounds from him eating a plate of grilled chicken and broccoli but still we don't have a cupboard full of Doritos and doughnuts anymore either. One day, one meal at a time.

Here are a few of the pictures that are now gracing my walls to inspire me.....














  
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BIGPAWSUP 9/12/2012 1:15PM

    This is fantastic. I'm going to go home and find my vision board! I haven't seen it in months.

Kitty

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