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Thursday, November 03, 2011

There seems to be a disconnect in my mind between losing weight and eating. I thought at first that I needed some new goals - but I have goals - I just don't seem to connect the fact that I keep eating to why I have trouble meeting those goals.

So, let's clarify some goals:
I want to run a 5K. Didn't make it before I turned 60, but I still want to do it. Maybe it's too big a goal for today? Ok fine . . .
I want to run at least 1/4 mile 3x a week for one month.

But that still doesn't stop the fact that I'm eating like a fullback. How the heck do I make POSITIVE goals for that . . . yeah, yeah - eat more F/V - eat more mindfully (I really think that might help, but I have a LOT of trouble sticking with it.)

GOAL: 1 meal a day - eat mindfully. Define mindfully: when there's food in your mouth, nothing is in your hands. No fork with the next bite, no bread, no nothing. Eat, chew, breathe, take another bite. Ok, I can do that for a month - 1 meal/day.

Water - blech! 6 glasses a day -

I'll try (truthfully, I have no belief that I can do this - but that may be my depression talking)

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LJCANNON 11/3/2011 1:24PM

    emoticonI believe that you CAN do this!! You can make small Goals--One Meal A Day!!--and stick to that.
emoticonYOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

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I don't get it

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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I don't get it. Yesterday, I did 585 upper body reps, and today I'm not sore. WHILE I was doing them (with the trainer - are you crazy, I wouldn't do all those reps on my own), I didn't realize the volume. He would say 20 reps - and I would moan, because we do EVERYTHING 3 times, so 20 reps really means 60 reps - and while the first 20 were usually ok, the second 20 were rough, and the third twenty were killers - but I made it through the first 9 exercises . . . until the pushups at the end -- and I guess I looked so pathetic that we settled for 20, 15, then 10.

SO - why am I not sore today?

We didn't do chest presses - they always grab my pecs. We didn't do triceps - THEY always are sore the next day . . . and we didn't do any &*^% squats (he's probably saving them for tomorrow) - and squats ALWAYS hurt.

But I really would have thought that 585 of ANYTHING would hurt.


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AUNTKITTY 9/29/2011 11:08AM

    Oops - ok, 3 of the exercises were core - so that's 60 of the 585, so I only did 525 upper body reps. Let's clarify here.

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Yesterday, I did crow (not ATE crow, DID crow)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crow: The yoga pose where you place your arms at a 90 degree angle, then prop your knees up on your elbows, then eventually lift your body up so that you are balanced on your arms! (and gee, I balanced for at LEAST 2 seconds) But I did it. I did it. I did it.

Also (in an even more monumental event), driving to yoga, I thought, "maybe today I'll do pigeon." Then I thought - "now why would I do pigeon when it hurts my knees the way that it does? I DON'T think I'll do pigeon."

Why is this monumental? Because I can't ever remember in my life opting for something that is good for my body. Normally, I fight through, push even harder, keep on, hang in . . . no one can tell me I'm not going to/can't do anything. And to back off and accept that sometimes, I have to listen to my body and do the right thing? Wow -- for me, that's big.

Just for a minute - let's expand that thought - doing something right and good for my body - gee, like not eating the donut? like not having 2 bagels for breakfast? Listening to my body and CHOOSING the right thing?

This could be the start of something really really big.

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VICKILYN4 9/28/2011 10:30AM

    emoticon to listening to your body. emoticon! Keep up the good work!


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The funny thing

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

So . . . on Monday, I entered a "challenge" at the gym. Here's the drill:

Row for 1 minute (rest 2). You get points based on how far you row.

Do Kettlebell lifts for 1 minute (rest 2). You get points based on how many lifts.

Shoulder Presses for a minute - but it's a PVC pipe that has water in it so that it sloshes around while you're doing it. Again - you get points.

Sprint back and forth with a bungee cord around your waist, touching cones - and you get points for how many times you touch the cones.

Then - you have a 10 pound medicine ball - standing 10 feet away from the wall - you have to throw it at the wall and hit above a line that's about 5 feet from the floor. Well . . . I hit the line twice (didn't count) - got it over the line 4 times - this is in a MINUTE, remember. Pretty lame, I thought.

Turns out - of all the women that tried it on Monday - I scored HIGHEST in the wall throw! (YEA ME) Second highest in rowing, and middle of the road in the rest.

BUT - the challenge is that we do it all again in 6 weeks. Prizes (really great prizes like 6 months free gym membership) to the Male and Female with highest scores AND same prizes to M/F with greatest improvement. I was shooting for the "greatest improvement" because I'm such a klutz that I figured I would start with a very low baseline . . . turns out the rest of them are as bad as I am!

HA ! emoticon

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JOLINEMR 9/22/2011 1:15PM

    Good job! You were stronger than you thought. Keep up the great work and I hope you win a prize.


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LJCANNON 9/21/2011 11:34AM

    emoticonSounds like a Great Way to improve your Strength and Endurance. And the motivation of a Free 6 Month Membership is Motivation enough for anybody!!!

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Here's the plan

Monday, September 19, 2011

They say "start small." So, here's small:

1) Drink water - 6 glasses. I know that SP recommends more, but let's start SOMEWHERE. Thus far, I've had 4 today.


3) No stopping at the grocery store to buy a donut, cookie or brownie . . . just because I want it.

Is that enough? Well, certainly, it's an improvement. So, that's the plan for the week. 3 lousy litle things. I can do this one.

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CBAILEYC 9/19/2011 5:28PM

    You absolutely CAN do it. I second Holly - they're not lousy. They are great!

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HOLLYL7 9/19/2011 1:22PM

    Hey! Those are not lousy goals, they are great goals!! emoticon

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ALYSSA40 9/19/2011 11:04AM

    I like your plan! Easy to do and livable! Good luck!

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