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Slacked off a bit...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I have been soooo tired for about 3 weeks now. I have passed up going to the gym (several times now), and have been really dragging butt! I thought I was getting sick, or something, because I haven't felt this lethargic since before June (when I decided to go back to the Y). When I last weighed in on 7/13, I was at my lowest weight (204.4), since joining this journey with SP in Aug 2008. When I slacked off from the gym for the last 3 weeks, I was watching what I ate (and no, I don't mean food going into my mouth heehee), so I thought that I was doing really well. I weighed myself on Tuesday, July 20th and had already put on almost 4lbs! What the h*ll???!!! So I went back to the gym on Friday, the 23rd and did the elliptical for 35 minutes, and worked out on Saturday morning with my ball and bands for 45 minutes. I just weighed myself as of today, and I am now back at 204.2, which is where I was at before. I'm wondering if it was ALL water weight, because I feel great! I have energy, and I think the reason that I was sooo lethargic, was...hello??!! I needed to get off of my butt and get back to the gym! I felt great on Friday! Now mind you, one of my goals is taking the stairs at my job (10 flights, 10 stairs on each flight), and I have done that now for 2 weeks! Yes, I am panting when I get to the top, but I feel better then if I had taken the elevator! Time for me to just keep getting off my a** and get moving!!! Feeling better already! Thanks for letting me vent!!!

Have a great week!!!! ;0 )

  
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SIGLED 7/25/2010 1:22PM

    Venting is good.

Hey, I actually have been goofing since my 61 mile ride last weekend. I still walked 1.5 mile each day with the dog, but rested from the bike. Had a inner ear infection flare up. Calve muscles cramped during the night on Wednesday. Then said phooey to riding on Friday and Saturday due to the high winds.

Today, Sunday, had to get off my behind and ride again. Wasn't a 100% for it, but glad I did. It is amazing how energized we become once we get back to it!

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JESSIKA_56 7/25/2010 8:37AM

    Isn't it funny how we're "too tired" to go to the gym, when going to the gym actually energizes us!! :)

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I thought I did bad..., but turns out I didn't!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

So my hubby and kiddos drove out to Tablerock Lake in MO for a very mini vacation..., I thought I had ate not horribly, but not as good as I have been doing here at home. I hopped on the scale this morning before laying down(I had to work last night), and I had lost 1.1lbs!! I was ecstatic! I AM going to hit my goal for my July challenge, and I AM going to hit my goal of 199 by the time my 37th birthday in October rolls around. I'm not so great at recording what I eat, but when I joined SP in August of 2008, I now realize that recording my food everyday on this website back then was how I lost the 1st 10lbs. I have lost 5.9lbs since I got on here at the beginning of June 2010 for a total of 16lbs starting in August of 2008..., not too shabby! So happy with myself! I AM going to keep going down the scale, because I know that I feel soooo much better and have more energy! We can do this, you all!! Good luck this week!!!!

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SIGLED 7/7/2010 10:24AM

    That's why in our society sometimes BAD is GOOD! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 7/7/2010 8:00AM

    That's awesome! Keep up the hard work; it's paying off!

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JRSWHIMSY 7/6/2010 2:41PM

    Great job! And glad you were able to get away :)

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Just a little inspiration...

Friday, June 18, 2010

So I was at the gym the other day, and saw this awesome older woman doing crunches like she was my age(or younger)... I looked at her, wanting to start a small conversation with her, and said, "The things we do to be healthy"!!! She looked at me and said, "You're right! All I can think about is that margarita that I had at On the Border last night and how much I 'm going to have to workout to get it off of me! It was 750 calories"! I laughed and asked her if she minded if I asked how old she was? She told me 53. I was absolutely impressed. She was in terrific shape (better than I). She asked me my age and what my motivation was for wanting to workout. I told her that my dad passed away when he was only 55. You should've seen the look on her face. She was shocked! She said that she was proud of me for doing what I was doing to be healthy, and I told her she looked fantastic! She was so thrilled and appreciative that I gave her that compliment. Didn't even know the woman, but was glad that I got to talk with her!! What an inspiration!!

Kinda going on and on, but what a wonderful morning that was!! :0)

  
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JESSIKA_56 6/18/2010 7:33PM

    That's great that random people at the gym can even be motivators! :)

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Just thinking out loud....

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Well, here I am, almost another year later from my last blog... Still struggling, but wanting all this portion control and exercising to become a habit! This is my time!!!

I feel better since I have been going back to the Y..., however, I never stopped working out. I was working out with my friend to the Wii Active. Loved it, because I had a friend to workout with, but it wasn't enough. I wasn't watching what I was eating. My weight won't go anywhere, if I am not watching that part in this whole weight loss thing! I am trying to be more concientious of it now.

It's hard not to slip into a funk with Father's Day and my dad's birthday coming up, since he is not with me anymore. I try to stay focused with the fact that I am doing this, because I want to live to see my kiddos grow up and have kiddos of their own. I want to be a good example to them, so they will grow up to be healthy and strong! I realize that you can do all you can do to stay healthy, but when it's your time, it's your time. I don't want to get caught up in that, and just want to make the best of this life, no matter what happens. We are worth it, and we CAN do it!!! Thanks for checking out my blog!! emoticon

  


On the right track...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Well, here it is the ending of summer and the beginning of the months when it becomes more difficult to stay on track, but I am determined to not let the upcoming holidays get the best of me. I have been eating very healthy and very conscientiously to say the least, and so bring on those holidays, because I plan on staying on track! If I can buy the sweet stuff for my kiddos now (for after lunch or dinner...if they eat well), and pass that stuff up, then I know I can handle what is coming! It sure helps me to have the Y membership, and to be no more than down and around the corner from my work, because I have become very religious about going there and working out, and if I don't have time to hit that, then I make up for it at home. I haven't had this mindset since I lost my weight right out of high school...and I am now 35. Makes me proud to know that I have put exercise as a high priority in my life, and it helps me take better care of not only myself, but my family. They are very proud of me, as well as I, and I want to set an excellent example for my kids. Ready to hit my goals!!!!

Thanks SparkPeople!! You have been awesome! emoticon

  


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