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Moving slowly

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Well it's 8:48 and I'm not at the gym yet! I'm feeling very sluggish this morning. I've eaten my breakfast and I'm dressed and ready for the gym. I'm just going to get there much later than usual. But, that's ok because I don't have anything else planned for the day, and they don't close, so as long as I get there that's all that matters! I'm not sure I can continue to look at the before picture I put on my page yesterday---ugh---and I was about 30 pounds heavier before that was taken!!!!! But, I guess a daily reminder of where I came from is a good thing. Why don't our minds let us see ourselves honestly when we are that obese? I really thought I looked good that day! Ha Ha Ha, jokes on me...but does that mean that the person I see now doesn't look that good either? That would be very disappointing after all this work! So, I'm stopping my procrastination and going to the gym now. I'll be back later!

  
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BRINLEY 2/28/2007 10:17AM

    You are an inspiration to me...I saw your blog on a sparkteam that was published to everyone and I was amazed at the amount of weight you have lost in a year...I know you said you started out slow in exercise and cut calories; but you can give me any other pointers...I just don't seem to be able to shed this extra weight...I tend to be a yoyo dieter...I'm good for about a week and then mess up and go back to the weight I was at. Lose 4 pounds, gain 4 pounds....it's only been in the last 5 years or so that I can't seem to lose weight. Did you do any special program? I'd appreciate any advice you could give me...even with a mild heart condition, I can't get myself motivated to do this. By the way, I'm from PA, not far from you and we always go to the Jersey shore in the summer. Again, what a great accomplishment..you look great! Brinley

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I've been away

Monday, February 26, 2007

for two days and learned a lot...first of all DRINK MY WATER! Since we traveled by car to Boston(5 hours in the car) I limited what I drank so we didn't have to make even more frequent potty-breaks. Well, I found out there are some very serious adverse affects to this:1. constipation, 2.felt light-headed and dizzy 3. HUNGRY. One other lesson learned, don't skip a meal! I thought that since I had an apple and a Fiber One Bar that I wouldn't need to eat lunch on the drive home Sunday(we were trying to beat the storm home). That was a huge mistake as it set me up for non-stop eating when I got home. Though I limited it to eating healthy food, the calorie count had to have been over my limit(ate so much I couldn't remember it all, and felt over full). That's the first time that has happened, and I don't want to experience it again. The good news was that on Saturday, after checking into our hotel and before we went to our daughter's concert at Boston University, I did a 60 minute cardio work-out in the hotel exercise room! If it weren't for that, I'm sure I would not have lost any weight this week. My official weigh-in was 166 pounds, down 1.8 from last week. So, here's to learning from past mistakes and not making the same ones when we leave for Florida next Sundary morning(18 hours in the car)!

  
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FRANMARIE76 2/27/2007 4:13AM

    Congrats on the loss. You are right about the water.. Think that I am having some of the nasty effects of NOT drinking enough the last couple of days. Good job on the exercise.

Hope that all is well. Hope you had a great time at the concert.

Huggles
~*~ FRANCES ~*~

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Dinner out

Friday, February 23, 2007

Well, we went to Bonefish Grill for dinner tonight, just my DH and I. I had a salad with vingerette on the side and mahi mahi mango salsa on the side, with steamed veggies. While I was a bit perturbed that my veggies had some thing on them(olive oil perhaps)my dinner was quit good and we had an enjoyable time. The bread sat on our table untouched and unmissed....

  
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BEECOMINGME 2/24/2007 11:40AM

    There was once a time when I thought it unimaginable to NOT partake of those dinner rolls and bread. Now, when the waitress brings it to the table, DH and I smile and say, "no thanks, you can take it away". Here's hoping that the oil on the veggies was nice healthy extra virgin olive oil :-)

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Friday is here!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

- Dale Carnegie

I just love Dale Carnegie! This is such a truism and one that I believe in 100%. It's amazing at how even the smallest accomplishment can change your outlook. And now that I've gotten to a healthier weight it's so much easier to do even the smallest things!

Today was my arm workout and of course intense ab day. I really am having a better workout since I split my body parts out to seperate days instead of on day of whole body workouts. Plus I also did a very intense interval run on the tredmill today. It's one I found a long way back and was only able to do at a walk. Today I ran it and was in a real sweat by the end of 30 minutes. It's actually supposed to only be 20 minutes, but I changed it up by adding some extra sprints in order to get my minimum of 30 minutes. I also did 20 minutes on the recumbent bike. So, I'm good to go for the weekend-off to Boston-and even though I'll miss my Saturday spinning class, I think my legs could use a couple of days off!

  


Crazy

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Well, it's February 22 and it's thundering outside here in Jersey!!! I can't wait to get to Floriday and see the sun. Well, I kept up my routine and went to spinning class this morning. I must say, the body is a miraculous thing. I've only gone a handful of times and my body is adapting and keeping up quite well. I still have a harder time with the "jumps" but, I'm doing them and keeping my speed up nicely. I was hoping to go and get a walk/run in this afternoon, but the weather is rather threatening, so I'll have to think of something else. We are going to Boston on Saturday morning so I'll miss spinning, but we should do a bit of walking there so I should be ok. I'm no longer worried about my eating while on the road, nor eating out, I'm confident I'll make good, healthy choices. I'm really looking forward to hitting the 165 point, maybe this Monday...it's really difficult now, but oh, so worth it!

  


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