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Trying this....again!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Well, here it goes...

All I can say is that going out of town and disrupting a routine is awful! I got back from Georgia in September and from there on, never went back to the gym. Now, mind you, I was walking with a friend two to three times a week, but never "felt" the burn like I had, doing what I was doing before. I stopped getting on here (huge mistake!), and I feel like I abandoned everyone. Sorry...

I guess I needed a "clean" slate. I need to see results, because a 4.6lb gain, is inconceivable to me! WTH??! That cannot continue. I am going the wrong way on the scale, and believe me, that was not in the plan! So far I am doing good. I got up Monday morning, weighed myself, took my measurements (to compare to what I had logged before), and set some goals for myself (in writing). I am going to try and approach this whole thing very differently and get myself where I once was, even if it wasn't goalwise where I wanted to be(it was better than where I am now!).

I may have fallen off the wagon, but I have now put one leg over the side of it, jumping to get back in! Good luck everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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JRSWHIMSY 1/5/2011 6:20PM

    You can do it!

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SIGLED 1/5/2011 9:58AM

    That's right! Jump right back in and Spark once again!

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JANNEPERRY 1/5/2011 7:28AM

    Welcome back friend! I'm glad you're here. New year and a clean slate sound like a good idea! emoticon

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MERNEITH 1/5/2011 6:44AM

    You are not alone! I've been on a haphazard schedule too. Here's to consistency and big success in the New Year! emoticon

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Goal came, and missed...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Well, I missed my goal that I had set for my birthday! So disappointed in myself, but trying not to let that get me to the point where I don't even try. I am still about 3.5 lbs away from that goal..., why can't I just get back on track?? This is the time of the year when I don't want to do ANYTHING! I have been walking with a friend of mine every other day..., if I did it everyday, I wouldn't get anything done at home! We talk too much! :0 ) Anyway, I need to get back to it! I have the new class schedule for the Y, so I just need to take that leap, and make myself feel better! I know if I just got back into going, I would keep going! I have been trying to take advantage of this beautiful weather as long as I can! I'd definitely rather be outside, than walking around the track at the Y! Hope that I can find the motivation for staying in the game!! I know that my mind and body would be happier for it!

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JRSWHIMSY 10/20/2010 7:59AM

    You can do it! I blew my weekly goal (by a lot!) but no time like the present to get back on the horse :)

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SIGLED 10/19/2010 10:39PM

    3.5 LBS AWAY FROM THE GOAL! Lady! That is super! Accept it and move forward! You are a sparking success!

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JANNEPERRY 10/19/2010 7:40AM

    Hi there Amy! Don't be so hard on yourself. You've done great. You are sooooo close to your goal. Half the time it's not so much the actual goal anyway-it's all the good habits you've made along the way to move towards your goal that are so important.

Keep it up-you're doing great! emoticon emoticon

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BBLUNDON 10/19/2010 6:26AM

    I know how you feel .. I've been 5-6 lbs off my goal for 4 months or more. My hormones and metabolism are being weird according to Doc so I just hang in there.

Just work your plan.


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NANA2PRINCESSES 10/19/2010 6:25AM

    Try not to be too hard on yourself. You did not miss the mark by that much. I like the Spark People approach which encourages small, progressive changes. We can continue to move forward, even if we don't do it perfectly.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My window is still closing in to make it to my goal. I got sick 2 weeks ago, and then I traveled to Georgia for 3 days to watch my wonderful nephew have a turning blue ceremony(infantry in the Army), and his Basic Training graduation. What a trip! What an emotional trip! I cried more in one weekend, then I have in a long time. I am a proud Auntie! He is 18, and will be stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky for 101st Screaming Eagles (Air Assault School) repelling out of helicoptors. I am terribly scared for him though, as he has rumors going about that he may be deployed before Christmas. Wow! Was not needing to hear that! He has matured so much in that 14 weeks that he was at Ft Benning, Ga.

As for my exercise...., my back has been bothering me still. Not as bad, but still yet an inconvenience. I still have been watching what I am eating, just haven't been exercising. I am missing it. I took on a project before I left, painting my son's room to upgrade him to a "big boy" bed and attire. He has been very patient with me, but I am bound and determined to get it done this weekend. Poor kid has been sleeping on the loveseat in the living room, and it's time he has his room back, for not only him, but my husband and I. lol

I'm going to ease into this. I don't want to hurt myself even more. Not sure what I did, but it's just irritating. Still taking the stairs at work, so at least I am doing 2 of my 3 things that I set out to do. I am just needing to focus, so that my goal will be met.

Thanks for reading this! Good luck everyone! It's hard to believe that it's almost October! Crazy how time flies!

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JANNEPERRY 9/23/2010 7:39AM

    You do need to ease into things slowly with a bad back. I had 2 back injuries this year and you do need to listen to your body. I can do most things pain free now, but boy does my back let me know when I've done something I shouldn't have done!

Just keep moving, even in small amounts. You'll get there. emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 9/22/2010 7:02PM

    Glad to have you back! Keep resting that back. Hurting yourself even more by pushing too hard too soon isn't any good!

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Hmmm..., my window to my goal is getting shorter!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So, I just happened to glance at the calendar the other day, and realized I only have just about a month to hit my 199 goal. My birthday is just about 5 weeks away, and I still have about 5lbs that I need to lose to hit that goal. I have been major slacking, and I mean MAJOR. I do pretty well with my eating, so that I can actually say that I am proud of, but when it comes to motivation..., well that's another story!

It was a little wierd sending my kindergartener off to school last week, and then having the whole day to myself. Some days I just don't know where to start. I want to do so many things, but I can't decide where to begin. Starting next week (only because my Y is doing construction on classrooms), I am going to start classes each day at 9:30 to 10:30 to try and hit my goal. It's a different class at that time each day, so I shouldn't get bored. My schedule at work has proven to be difficult to try and make it to workout, before I have to get home and get kids ready and off to school. So, my goal with these classes is to go right after I drop my kids off, not to go home and realize that I am at home, sit down, and not get up again! I'm determined, and I still take the stairs at work (I have taken the elevator 1 day in 2 months), and I will continue to watch what I eat, but I have to get motivated. I know I can do this! The holidays are coming (FAST), and I don't want to be right where I was at that time last year!!!

Hope all of you have a fantastic week! :0 )

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JESSIKA_56 8/24/2010 8:11AM

    If you take 1 step back, take 2 steps forward!! You can do it!

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JANNEPERRY 8/24/2010 7:33AM

    Making a plan to get to your goal is the key to success. I'm sure you'll get there with your plan! emoticon

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NANFACEMIRE1 8/24/2010 6:11AM

    emoticon Just keep moving forward.

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BEAR_GURL 8/24/2010 5:04AM

    I KNOW you can do this--so stop! Take care of you and create time to exercise; just imagine how good it'll feel to reach your goal: )



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I'm doing alright...

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

We had a great weekend, even though it was hot! We had a BBQ for my son and oldest daughter for their birthdays. Kyle turned 5 on 7/21 and Lauren's birthday was yesterday, and she turned 8. So glad that I combined their birthdays, although this probably won't work much longer!

I made it to my circuit course yesterday morning, and I have to say that I didn't really feel "pushed". It almost was not enough, and if I'm not breaking a sweat, then I don't feel like I did anything. I was working out hard, too... I was happy I made it to the Y, since last night was end of month for me, and that usually entails something rotten... lol So, I guess I should just be happy that I made it, but it really didn't feel like I did what I needed to for feeling "energized"! Perhaps it's time to look into what other courses they have that will "push" me in the right direction.

I am still using the stairs at work, and am noticing that they are getting easier and easier, each time I use them. 100 stairs is quite a bit, but I take them with stride. I haven't used the elevator in about 4 weeks now, so I am happy about that.

Well, in close..., I hope that you all have a great week! Push yourselves to be the best, that is the advice that I am trying to follow, too!

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JESSIKA_56 8/3/2010 7:31PM

    It's great to hear the stairs are getting easier!! Congratz! :)

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JRSWHIMSY 8/3/2010 11:21AM

    Wow, great job! I haven't been pushing myself (or anything for that matter) for the last week or so.

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