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Excercise program day 1

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sparkdate 62413

Hey y'all

Ok. We're off and runnin. Literally. Up at 6:15

4.1 mile run
6002 steps
51:26 time (yeah I walked part of it. What can I say, I'm old)

30 day arm
Push ups-5
Bicep curl-10
Punches-10 seconds

30 day abs
Sit ups-15
Leg raises-5
Planks-1 minute

Wife even joined me for the abs part. Pretty cool

Y'all have a good day

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PEG2584 6/24/2013 10:50PM

    Pretty emoticon .
It is great that your wife was able to join you.

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2014ISTHEYEAR 6/24/2013 9:13PM

    Good job! Great that your wife did it with you too.

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APACHESTEVE 6/24/2013 11:58AM

    Great Work BDT! I've been back to exercise now for 3 weeks and I can see and feel progresss. Reading your exercise list, man dips and plank are killers for me! Keep on keeping on!

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/24/2013 8:51AM

    Sounds like you're doing great! Keep on keeping on!!!

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LJOYCE55 6/24/2013 8:46AM

  Great job and great accountability.

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    Great start!

Make Today the Best Day of Your Life

So Far!

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update to an update to an update

Sunday, June 23, 2013

hey y'all

ok. thanks for the feedback. i truly appreciate it. the overriding concern here is sleep. trust me. i know. i'm the one living without it.

i worked 12 years in dayton oh as a bottled water delivery driver for culligan water (99-11). in june of 2011 i was downsized. only me. they kept on some guys that had been there a year or less. why. company was up for sale and i was making $5 an hour more than the others. $18 hour job gone. 3 weeks vacation gone. 2 weeks sick time gone. medical gone. the new economy. letting me go made the books look good. it happens. 9 months later, hundreds of applications, only 1 job interview. not good. dayton was and is a dying town after GM pulled out. So i took a job with a temp service to work at a Honda plant and hour and a half away. 3 hours round trip. left for work at noon, got home 4 in the morning. got my daughter off to school at 7:30 and crashed for 4 hours and did it all over again. that's life

i'm unskilled. jobs are damn hard to come by in this neck of the woods. Shelly, i'd love to switch shifts but i'm working with people who are full time associates and have been there 15 years and can't get on days. and most jobs around here pay less than $10. i'm making almost $17, though no real benefits. bills have to be paid. the grandparents only live 10 minutes away but they're talkers and it takes a half hour to get out of there.

now the other option i have where i can gain an hour of sleep is to leave sparkpeople. don't really want to do that. i've made some good friends here. and this is therapeutic to me in a way. so y'all are stuck with me for a while longer anyway

so, it is what it is. learn it, like it, live it, love it. that's what i tell my daughter anyway

big day tomorrow. time to hit the rum. yeabuddy

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JMYRTLE 6/24/2013 8:17AM

    I would say definitely give yourself a huge pat on the back you HAVE done amazing and without the sleep for so long. Maybe there is a trick or 2 to adding a few minutes back. Or improving the quality of what sleep you do get. I have been told that sleep affects my metabolic rate so that's why I can be active but not burn enough and I need to increase metabolism. That said not easy you have the healthy meals as do I and I am thinking of cutting some carbs out for me not all only try for a start. Like 2weeka as in SBD and that way the body burns my fat and sugars first. I also used as similar eating plan with my P90 training which is something I like as it has a lot of muscle confusion. You would need to hold the banana until your past the first couple of weeks.

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TEE8614 6/24/2013 7:50AM

    It sucks when life gets in the way of living. I do understand where you are coming from. All you can do is try to make the best of what you are given to work with. You set your priorities and go from there. Rock on and achieve your goals!


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Follow up-may answer questions

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hey y'all

Thanks for all the feedback and support. Greatly appreciated. Reading it through I think a lot of good questions have been raised, so...

I do the weight watchers program. Been on it since 12/29/11. Started at 289 lbs. I'm currently sitting at 41 points a day with 49 extra to get thru the week. Eat lots of fruit and veggies, drink lots of water (worked at a bottled water company for 12 years-if anyone knows about drinking water it's me). I eat the same thing every day just about.

Breakfast-milk, blueberry Greek yogurt, Special K pastry, banana
Lunch-southwest style egg beaters, red peppers, onions, turkey sausage, melon mix, milk, frozen Greek yogurt
Dinner-salad, lettuce, onion, tomato, mushroom, red pepper, almonds (1 point), baby corn (1point), fat free Italian (0 points), Texas Pete hot sauce,
Sugar free jello (0 points) melon mix, red peppers
Snacks-pistachios, almonds, turkey slim Jim & weight watchers pepper jack string cheese, banana, grapes, chocolate milk

That's mon-fri (and sat if I have to work

Weekends are the downfall. You know how it goes. Breakfast is the only meal I can control.

Typical day
Up by 6:45
7-8 run/walk
8-9. Wife goes to work, bailey gets up, breakfast
9-11 bailey time
11-12:30 chore time/ computer time
12:30-1:30 lunch, get ready for work
1:30-3 out the door, take bailey to grandparents, 50 min drive to work
3-2 work
2-3 drive home
3-4 decompress/ sp time
4-6:45 sleep

Full day. Every day. Suggestions on where to it more sleep in

Let me know what y'all think


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BIGDADDYTEXAS69 6/24/2013 8:23AM

    If I can get to work early enough I try to shut down for 20 mins. Hard to do in summer time due to heat and I work at an auto plant and when assembly lets out (1000 people, it's not exactly quiet. Take what I can get though

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JMYRTLE 6/24/2013 7:58AM

    I know it's small but got start somewhere I used to take.a power nap of 15min away from my lunch and at work I used my breaks for exercise, a few extra weight lift or minutes more on the walk it all adds up so sometimes it looks like 5min of walking but I would do 5 and then later in the day add it to whatever I was all ready doing. The power naps start hard to do so I brought a eye mask and slept in y car with my cell phone to wake me. But it helped.

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2014ISTHEYEAR 6/23/2013 9:00PM

    NO way could I even function, let alone exercise on that little sleep. Sleep is so important for so many reasons and I really think that can impede your weight loss. Don't know how you're doing it!

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BOMBSHELLY 6/23/2013 1:44PM

    I see that I'm not the first to tell you, but I'll be an additional voice in the choir. You need more than 3 hours sleep to function properly. You may think you're doing just fine, but you could be doing FINER! Man, just think of how many more people you could help if you got regular, ongoing, sufficient sleep instead of your tired body and mind functioning all hopped up on caffeine. Dude. You're the only one who can change it - you gotta take care of you before you'll be able to take good care of anyone else.

I know it seems impossible, given the way your schedule plays out, as listed above...but you made that schedule. You can change it.

Easier for an outsider to say it than for you to do it, I KNOW! But - here are suggestions to think about (only because you asked). And before you haul off with excuses and reasons (maybe even legitimate ones) - just at least consider these, my friend. (1) change shifts at your job (2) get a different job (3) move somewhere closer to your job (2-3 hours driving every day - yikes!) or move closer to the Grandparents if that will help. (4) Make different arrangements for child care that will cut down on driving; can Grandparents come to your house a few days a week instead of you taking kid there? Or is there someone else who can sit kid? Do you have to get up when wife gets up, or could you sneak in another 1/2 - one hour there? Can you spend 1/2 of your lunch walking instead of getting up so early to do it all at the beginning of the day? What about getting assessed/treatment for a potential sleep disorder?

Here is an excerpt from WebMD about the long term consequences of sleep deprivation:

"In the long term, the clinical consequences of untreated sleep disorders are large indeed. They are associated with numerous, serious medical illnesses, including:

High blood pressure
Heart attack
Heart failure
Psychiatric problems, including depression and other mood disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Mental impairment
Injury from accidents
Disruption of bed partner's sleep quality
Poor quality of life

As a side note - did you read my blog the other day about my family and I almost getting run over by a guy who likely fell asleep while driving, as we were walking out in the neighborhood? Scary! Granted, the guy was 84, but still...could happen to anyone.

Food for thought - be well!

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PEG2584 6/23/2013 10:23AM

    That is one heck of a schedule. I don't know that I could keep it up but I do usually go on just 5 hours of sleep a night.

However, you have to do it, congratulations on having what it takes to take care of the things that are important to you.

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BIGDADDYTEXAS69 6/23/2013 8:50AM

    Been running on less than 4 hours a day my whole life. It truly sucks. But on the rare occasion I get at least 6 I wake up achy and fuzzy and it takes all day to wear off

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GLUECIPHER 6/23/2013 8:40AM

    3 hours of sleep? Wow. I couldnt do that.

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looking for help from my sp family

Saturday, June 22, 2013

sparkdate 62213

hey y'all

been a while. my muse has been quiet. and sorry to disappoint but this won't be one of my quirky funny blogs (still hate that name).

i'm stalled out here. i've been at or around 205 for a month. i just haven't felt it. been doing the wrong things. sleeping to little, not exactly eating to much, just the wrong things, not exercising (though i have started running lately). i'm spending too much time on other things and not enough on myself (but that's life)

so i got on pintrest the other day looking for motivational quotes. because if you follow me or are part of my family you know i'm big on quotes and encouragement. you gotta have someone in your corner urging you on. got to. can't do what you need to get done without a little push every now and then. so you know me. i encourage, i praise, i congratulate, i try to motivate. i do what i can when i can for whoever's willing to take it. i give it freely. but i don't for myself. i don't feel comfortable receiving any positive so i just turn it around and send it back (correct pampa, i think so)

so i'm here now to ask for a little bit of help from my friends. i'm gonna try something really stupid. like i said i was on pintrest and i found 2 30 day challenges. 1 for abs, 1 for arms. (i put them on my photo page) starting monday i'm gonna try and do them along with my run, family time, work, sp time, and lack of sleep. (probably gonna have to cut a half hour of sleep time to do this-hello 5 hour energy). my daughter is on board and is gonna be my counter. i'll post what i do everyday for accountability. if i don't i need someone to let me know about it. keep me honest. i'm about 20 lbs away and the ends in sight. i just gotta get there.

so, renee, pampa, shelly, joanne, katie, liz, judy, dave, melissa, paulette, ashely, you guys are my sp/fitbit people. you have double the chances of keeping me honest. i need the help.


gonna get looped later tonight. Maybe i'll post some stupidly funny stuff then

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TEE8614 6/23/2013 7:58AM

    Okay, I think challenges are great and I am all for them. Just be careful not to overdo. I know you want to reach that goal but don't hurt yourself in the process and set yourself back more. The lack of sleep is the most concerning I think. Maybe if you got more sleep and gave your body a chance to recover, the scale would move a little. Believe me, I know how frustrating it can be to be so close and not quite be able to get there. If you really think these challenges will help you in your quest, then I will support you and encourage you. I admire how supportive you are of others and you inspire me to work harder to reach my goals.
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2014ISTHEYEAR 6/23/2013 7:09AM

    It's great to try something different when you stall, so I think you are right on track. Sleep is important too. Are you drinking plenty of water? You can do it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVELYPAMPA 6/23/2013 1:43AM

    That's right. I tried to help but I thought everything was fine. I even waited for a little while longer in case you changed your mind. Ok, so I'm here and let's get started.

First, the calendar with abs and arms exercises that you showed me. I can tell you really want to do this challenge. Don't try to figure out why you want to do it or if you should do it. Just do it. You have nothing to lose. If it gets too much and gets in the way from your other priorities, your SP family's right here for you.

Second, the weight scale. By not knowing your food intake and exercises, it's really hard to tell why your weight is stuck in one place. Since tomorrow is a new week, start fresh. Less calorie in; more calorie out. (hint..are you counting all your calorie intake including the smallest snacks you think won't matter?)

Third, help me help you. I'm not saying you're not getting enough sleep. I'm only saying please get more rest. Stress becomes an important factor if not getting proper rest. We'll talk about this in another time.

So, that's all I got for now. When do we start with the calendar?
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Leader - 40 Somethings with 25-49 lbs to lose

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4EVERNESS 6/22/2013 11:02PM

Looped adds lotsa weight if you're not it in the budget?
Not sure about this site, but some of the workout stuff is

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FITFRIT 6/22/2013 10:51PM

    I am just coming to your blog for the first time, but I know you CAN do it!

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Sparkdate 8 something minutes past the last post

Good news. There's one person more active than me in the getting back to good sex group. So there's hope for America yet

Do I still get he wheaties box cover. No. Damn


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