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Day 14 of 30 DS

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today was Day 14!!! I got pretty winded during it but I'm still sick emoticon I also notice that usually when I'm do the Shred DVD that I yawn a lot. Does this happen to anyone when they workout? I've heard that when you yawn it's because your brain is not getting enough oxygen. I never really looked more into it so I was wondering if anyone else had every heard of that before. But anyway... this sickness is really taking away my energy. I am ALWAYS so tired. So, I'm wondering if I have mono or strep again... uggghhh... they should just take out my tonsils. lol. But I feel like as long as I do a little bit of working out it'll be good for me. So, I'm not going to be too disappointed if the scale doesn't move or actually goes up this week.
I have been thinking about changing my weigh in day because some Fridays I work so I'll forget to weigh in. I'm always off on Mondays and Wednesdays because of school so I've been thinking about Wednesdays. So, I might just change that this week since I've had a bad week. lol.
Eating wise though I have been doing pretty good. I've been drinking tons of water!!! emoticon I've been couting my calories and not eating so much fattening food. I need to go out and buy some more fruit. It sucks now that the fruits are starting to get out of season. I don't know what I'm going to do!!! I'm not much of a raw veggie girl. Carrots is about as good as it gets. I mean I'll eat other veggies if they're within a dish or something but to eat them plain like I eat fruit... not so good there. lol.
I am so ready for this weekend because I will be going out of town and having a good time in Annapolis, MD emoticon its so pretty there. I love it. I'll have to post pics when I get back. My plan in to actually work out while I'm there because they do have a gym and pool. So, I gotta remember to bring the HRM with! I'm going to try my best to eat good. lol. but everytime I visit all we do is go eat (seafood...yummmmmm) and drink alcohol. lol. We will see.... we will see. Maybe we'll keep busy.
Well I'm off to go to homework. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!!

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    Can't help you with the yawning...but I get gassy emoticon emoticon


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CNWFIT 9/16/2009 5:19PM

    Drink that water girlfriend! And have fun in Annapolis!

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MARYONAMISSION 9/16/2009 11:31AM

    Hope you feel better soon Ashley. Just remember that working out boosts your immune system too. We definitely need pics when you come back. I've never been to MD so maybe your pics will convince me to go.

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SUNNY142 9/16/2009 11:13AM

    aw I'm totally jelous you're going to annapolis! I don't get to go back and visit home (near there) until december probably. Hope you have a great time! way too go on keeping up so well with healthy eating and workouts while you're sick, it must really be tough!

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FITBECKSRN24 9/16/2009 12:46AM

    have fun in MD! i live about an hour away!!!!

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NOELLE601 9/15/2009 11:20PM

    I yawn all the time! I really never thought about it much, just assumed I was tired since I work out a lot at night.

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TEAM-SARAH 9/15/2009 11:18PM

    I hope you feel better soon! Have a great trip. Seafood is easy to eat healthy. Yummm I would love me a delicious weekend of seafood!

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    You need to have an immune system transplant! hahaha And have fun in Annapolis! dont miss me too much! emoticon

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7 Weeks DONE!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I have been on SP for seven weeks now. I'm still loving it and love all my SP friends to death! They are all so encouraging and supportive. I don't know what I'd do without my SP friends emoticon
Weigh in was today and i lost 0.8. I'm glad it didn't go up. I'm still really excited about my measurements. It's still pretty shocking to me that I lost that many inches.
I have been slacking on my workouts and eating habits emoticon I had a feeling this would happen as soon as I started school. What I've been trying to do is do cardio one day and 30DS the next. It's been going pretty good. But there's some days where I am just completely exhausted and don't do any. Two more days of 30DS and I'll be at the halfway mark emoticon I actually have been staying under my calorie range BUT all the food I'm eating is high in fat... not good! This always happens when I've reached my 5 lb mark. I'm trying my best to push myself and pysch myself out so I can keep going and lose more pounds and inches!
Hope everyone had a successful week! Have a fantabulous weekend :]


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ASHESS85 9/15/2009 8:21AM

    You are doing great! We all lose weight in different ways and at different paces but in the end will all meet our goals if we keep at it!

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FITBECKSRN24 9/15/2009 4:01AM

    you can do it!!!! one thing that really helps me is NOT buying the bad food lol...that way there is no temptation!

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TEAM-SARAH 9/11/2009 11:58PM

    Hey there is always room for improvement, but it sounds like you're doing really well. You're losing weight and doing a lot of good things for yourself. Doesn't sound like you're beating yourself up or anything of course, you have a great attitude. You've come so far! Keep it up and just keep making adjustments gradually!

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SUNNY142 9/11/2009 11:21PM

    Hey at least you are sticking with it and still losing! Keep up the awesome work and congrats on the loss this week!!!

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    You got this Ashedie!! :) We are making lifestyle changes!! Gonna be hott! haha great job bestie!

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NOELLE601 9/11/2009 10:04PM

    Great job!

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Bye Bye Inches!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I took my measurements today and I'm absolutely overjoyed with the results!!! I have lost 2" off my waist, 1.5" off my hips, 1.3" off my thighs, 0.5" off my upper arms, and 1" off my blashie! Sometimes I'm iffy about the measurements because I'm not sure if I'm actually measuring at the same spot I did last time. I remeasured every body party like a million times. LoL! I've been noticing that when I put on my jeans they slide right on and have that perfect fit. No little stomach fat hanging out the front and my blashie doesn't stick out over my jeans either. I'll look in the mirror and have an outfit on that used to have all those little parts sticking out when I first wore it and then at the end of the day it would be stretched out enough so everything would be good. But now, I'll be in that same outfit and nothing is sticking out and everything fits just the way it should. It's so exciting :]

On another note: I'm still sick...just a sore throat and mucous that doesn't want to come out. The over the counter meds seem to be working a little better. I really want this sickness to be done and over with! Thanks for all the get well wishes! Tomorrow is weigh in. Hopefully the result is as good as the measurements. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week :]

*Starting Measurements*
Aug. 09
-waist: 36"
-hips: 41.5"
-thighs: 22.3"
-upper arms: 12.5"
-blashie blashie (love handles): 40"

Sept. 09
-waist: 34"!!!!!
-hips: 40"
-thighs: 21"
-upper arms: 12"
-blashie blashie (love handles): 39"

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MELLYBEANS0919 9/11/2009 10:46PM

    What a great job on losing inches!! Love the new word for love handles emoticon

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    Does anyone know what blashie is? hahaha goof!

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    Congrats on your progress! I always wonder if I'm measuring right also...

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CBSPECIAL 9/11/2009 2:31AM

    emoticon on the loss of inches!

Hope you feel better soon!

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TEAM-SARAH 9/10/2009 4:39PM

    Your measurement results are excellent! How exciting, big congrats. You're doing fantastic. It's so nice when clothes fit that were tight before. It's the ultimate sign of progress. I always worry I'm not measuring myself the right place either but I figure it'll work out overtime somehow haha.
What is a blashie?
Hope you feel better soon!

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SUNNY142 9/10/2009 4:20PM

    emoticon that is soo awesome!!!

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 9/10/2009 2:13PM

    WOW great job on the inches lost!! FANTASTIC!! Where does the term "blashie" come from? LOL GL on the WI tomorrow too!

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MEGSANDBACON 9/10/2009 1:38PM

  That is so awesome!! It is like recognition for all your hard work that isn't just in your head. IT IS REAL! You got numbers!! Way to go! The best is the best kind of inspiration!

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Soooo not down with this sickness :P

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I have been sick since Friday! It won't go away! My immune system sucks. lol. I've been taking medicine and its not helping what so ever. My voice likes to come and go as it pleases. lol. Yesterday at work my coworkers would hear me talk and they'd be like, "What the heck happened to your voice?!!?" lol. It's gotten a little better today. I sooo do not want to take a trip to the doctor. More than likely they're just gonna ask what's wrong and give me some scripts. So, I'm really hoping these home meds start kicking in real soon. I do have to admit that this sickness has made me less motivated to work out. I made myself get on the treadmill today cause I am not wanting that ticker to go up this Friday!!!! I want that 5 to stay in there. lol. Wish me luck on keeping up with my fitness and making this sickness go away!!

Hope everyone has a great week :]

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MANDYMARINO 9/28/2009 12:33PM

    I hope you are feeling better by now! I have the same thing- totally lost my voice, chest is burning- how long did it take you to get over it, and what were you taking for it? I would appreciate any help at this point, as I don't want to go to the doc, either!


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MEGSANDBACON 9/10/2009 2:56PM

  OH MY....Love the title of this blog. :)

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ANEWMACK 9/10/2009 9:36AM

    I hope you're feeling better soon!

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ASHESS85 9/9/2009 11:43AM

    awww! Hope you feel better! emoticon

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CBSPECIAL 9/9/2009 7:01AM

    emoticon take care of yourself, hope you feel better soon!

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FITBECKSRN24 9/9/2009 2:38AM

    dont push yourself too hard! your body needs rest to heal...its okay to take a few days off i promise =) hope your feeling better soon love!

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    Hey hope you feel better soon:-)

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SUNNY142 9/8/2009 6:50PM

    Hope you feel better soon! Good for you for still working out!

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 9/8/2009 5:28PM

    I swear you would think us spark friends all shared an office because sickness seems to be the common theme these days!! I'm suffering too. Major head cold working its way into the chest, no energy, UGH stinks!! I hope we feel better soon! I'm with you on hoping the meds kick in soon!!!!

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STACERSNAPE 9/8/2009 4:59PM

    Feel better soon! emoticon

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Week 6 on SP!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

So, I have been on SP for 6 weeks now and I'm down 5.8 pounds :] I'm pretty excited. Tasha just told me the other day that you could tell that I was losing weight so that got me pretty excited! By the way, emoticon to her on getting to her 15 lb mark! I take my measurements tomorrow so hopefully those numbers make me just as excited as the weight number! I am still absolutely loving Spark and the people that I have met on here. They are all just so amazing and are all doing such a great job!

Today was Day 11 on my Shred. It's going great. I love Jillian Michaels. I think I'm gonna look into other workout vidoes she does. Anybody doing any others by her? I've been switching back and forth from Level 1 to Level 2. Haven't gotten the courage yet to up it to Level 3 just yet. That might be in a couple of days though. We'll see how I'm feeling... I barely have a voice and I'm so congested. It's not fun trying to breathe during the workouts. lol.

I am absolutely in love with my HRM! I'm so glad I made the purchase. Tasha was right... its very addicting to have one now. I'm going to try to start doing the calorie deficit thing not that I know how many calories I'm actually burning. I think I understand where all the numbers come from. lol.

My *goal* for this month is to starting running after I put my daughter on the bus and not go back to bed. I just like sleep too much. lol

I hope everyone has a great week :]


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CBSPECIAL 9/7/2009 10:05AM


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    Youre doing so great bestie!! And thanks for mentioning my 15 pound loss:) its 16 actually haha but whos counting ?

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NOELLE601 9/6/2009 4:25PM

    congrats on your weight loss! and great job for sticking with the 30DS. I'm not sure why but I have been putting it off for a while now, I really need to get on the ball! hmm..maybe I'll make some time for Jillian later on this afternoon.

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FITBECKSRN24 9/6/2009 4:19PM

    you go girl!!!!

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TEAM-SARAH 9/6/2009 3:37PM

    I'm glad you're still loving sparkpeople! I love my HRM too... addicted. It's great to have a real good estimate of the calories I'm burning.

I have Jillians Banish Fat Boost Metabolism. Can't recall if we've discussed. It's definitely tough. It's pretty long and you're moving the whole time but it is one amazing workout. I would say it's comparable to the intensity level of a cardio workout class at a gym, if you've ever taken one. like a cardio kickboxing or something, but it combines a lot of different workout circuits. There are plenty of ways to make it harder or easier as you advance though, you can push yourself as much as you want. I am planning on getting No More Trouble Zones also, i've heard this one is a really great (killer) strength workout.

Congrats on the 5.8 pounds lost so far! I hope you're having a good weekend!

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