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Thursday---it feels like hump day, but

Thursday, January 11, 2007

of course it's not! I know I've been pushing myself kind of hard this week, and I think today was proof of that. I did 1 hour again today, but I only did 4.5 miles and walked more than I did on Tuesday. I'm happy that I did all 60 minutes as it was cold and my muscles were tight, and I did feel very good afterwards. Tonight I'm also disappointed in my mindless munching on walnuts and raisins at the dinner table. I put some on my salad but left the containers on the table, I count even count the number of little bunches I ate! So, I probably ruined my day's workout! But, on to repairing the damage, by not snacking tonight and getting in bed early! Each day is a new challenge...

  


Amazing!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Well, (not to sound conceited)but I do amaze myself sometimes! I always think I can't do something, and when I try it, I'm amazed that I can, and then I feel so great afterwards that it's indescribable. It's not conceit really because I basically underestimate my abilities and have a built in fear of failure. So, for me, taking the leap is imperitive. This week I've changed my entire gym workout and am using only the ball and dumbbells instead of machines. It's amazing how all my muscles are tingling still, hours after my workout. This is even more amazing when you consider that I've been going to the gym 3 days a week for 23 weeks now, without fail so to feel this way after changing the work-out is even more exciting!

I am still bummed sometimes when I see how much loose skin I have, and I still hold out hope that continued strength training will help, but realistically I must accept that I may not get the results I'd wish for. I know that and I'm ready to accept it if that turns out to be so, but it's not going to derail me from either exercise or eating healthy!

  


What a great day!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Today I wanted to increase my cardio. Last week's loss was disappointing and I ate over my calories yesterday, so I needed to take control. I decided I would go for a 1 hour walk/run. It turned out that I ran for almost 5 miles. I did walk twice during the 1 hour and 9 minute session, but together it didn't amount to .5 of the total miles. It was cold today and my knee was sore, but I felt good and I know that 5 miles in 69 minutes is my fastest 5 miles to date. So tomorrow, I'm banking on another good workout, oh, and today, I've done great with my food.

  


Gotta keep changing it up

Monday, January 08, 2007

Today's weight loss was a loss, but not a full pound...it was .8. I'm happy with that because I know that last week I had mostly 30 minute cardio workouts. I usually try to keep it at 45 minutes, but I've been doing an interval workout on the tredmill 3 days a week and that revs up the metabolism. However, today I added an extra 20 minutes on the stationary bike for a total of 50 minutes of cardio. Additionally, I did a whole new strength training workout without using machines. It went well, but I think I need to refine a few things and add a few more exercises to make sure I'm working my whole body.

So, to recap: Today I weighed in at 176.2, down .8 from my previous weight, for a total of 122.9 pounds since 1/2/06 (54 weeks).

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FRANMARIE76 1/10/2007 6:16PM

    CONGRATS on your loss so far... Can't wait til I just hit the 50 pound mark.



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POOHBEE 1/9/2007 12:51PM

  Wow....Congratulations on your success!!

I just stumbled across your blog. Your story sounds almost exactly like mine!! I weighed the same as you this time last year, I started my "new life" the same day as you did last year, and our workout routines are almost identical....but you are WAY farther along in the process. I fluctuate between a 57 and 60 pound weight loss. I've been on a plateau for months.

Did you hit plateau's? If so, how did you move past them? I've tried changing my routines, changing my eating patterns, trying not to let my body become used to anything "routine", but it doesn't seem to work. I need to lose another 80-90 pounds but I can't get out of this rut!!

Any suggestions??

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MILLY61 1/8/2007 2:58PM

    I just read your 'how I'm losing the weight' story and it made me want to know more so I've visited your page. What a fantastic story. You're amazing to have had the determination to keep going and to have always made your weekly losses. What an inspiration you are, your family must be so proud of you. Well done and keep it up, you're nearly there. :o)

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I'm baaack...

Saturday, January 06, 2007

went for an 1 hour long cardio - run 30 minutes, walk 30 minutes. I so wanted to blow it off when I got up, but, I did it and now I feel much better! I'm finding the food to be a bit of a struggle lately, I don't know why really. I think I've upped my working out as far as lifting weights, so I could be burning more calories. I just hope I'm not losing focus..I'm not going to let that happen.

  


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