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Move 2 Lose

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I started Move 2 Lose again last night, this is my 5th time. LOVE the program. I set personal goals for myself a little higher than I normally would. I really want to be in the best shape ever after I finish with this 12 week course. I just want to be a healthier me :) I feel great when I stick with a plan, now the hard part is staying with it. I tend to stray in the 'food area' sometimes. Food is the hardest thing for me to control. I went through all my cupboards and got rid of anything that is a temptation for me. They say that to make something a habit, it takes 2 weeks? Something like that.

  


Just DO IT!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

So many people have noticed a difference in me (my weight). It's such a great feeling. I finally feel good about myself. I have some toning to do, and I have to realize that I'm not going to have that perfect body, thanks to my two babies (now 10 and 11). But I'm happy with me. I'm happy that I stuck with it. People have asked, "What have to been doing?". Well, a lot! I watch what I eat, and at first I thought that I would lose the weight than go back to the way I was eating before...NO!! This is a lifestyle change. Once you start, than you have to Just DO IT, stick with it. Now when/if I eat like I use to (like crap) than I feel terrible! My stomach hurts, I feel like a big slug. Now don't get me wrong, I have a treat every now and then, you still have to live a little. And I think what people don't understand is that I have been working at this for 2 years. It wasn't overnight and I had a lot of set backs, but I kept at it. That's the key, to keep at it. Even when you have a bad day or a gain, just keep at it. Don't give up. Consistency!! Little by little you get there. I also work out. I run and I hated to run when I started this process. I've learned to love it. It's a challenge for me and I set small goals for myself. I started with just working my way up to a mile, now I'm doing 5K's in under 30 minutes. Something else that I think has helped and made a difference is drinking water and getting at least 7 hours of sleep. I have noticed that when I'm tired, I eat. And if I'm thirsty for some reason I eat. Go figure! But those things have worked for me. So Just DO IT, keep at it. It does come off, its work but you feel so much better about yourself.

  
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HASTYMICE 9/14/2010 3:56PM

    Awesome I am so happy for you. Thank you for blogging about your journey it is such and inspiration. You are right it is a new way of living, not just a temporary change. I am looking forward to being able to tell about my own success like you are able to tell about yours!! emoticon

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RORYNATER1 9/14/2010 12:25PM

  On a similar note to your comment about thirst driving the need to eat, I also find that if I keep myself fully hydrated, I eat less when I do eat. emoticon

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Getting there

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I ran yesterday outside, trying to train for the 5K coming up. I ran 3 miles without stopping to take a break and was completely amazed at myself. I really didn't think I could do it. So if I keep this 'training' up for the next two weeks then I should be ready and ABLE to run that 5K without stopping, which is my personal goal. I guess I just need to believe in myself and push myself to do it, because I can, its just that sometimes that little negative voice inside my head tells me I can't, I'm tired, I want to stop and walk, excuses! excuses!! Just do it!! I just had to prove to myself that I could.

  
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BILLIE937 6/7/2010 7:24AM

    Thank you, that means a lot to me :)

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LILR3DD3V3L 6/7/2010 12:55AM

    Billie- I understand the voices always saying no, no, no or something to that extent. You are doing a wonderful job. Only 10 more pounds to go? You CAN do this! Give to yourself, believe in yourself and find time to be yourself. You will succeed! By the way you have a beautiful smile! Let it shine through!

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I'm nervous

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I signed up for a 5K for Friday, June 11th. It should be a good one to start out with because there isn't really any hills, its fairly flat. But I'm nervous. I can run at the YMCA and at home on the treadmills for 3 miles and I don't have to stop and walk any. Yesterday, I thought I should run outside, to get ready for the 5K coming up. I had to stop and walk several times. It was hot and I got tired easier. I'm now afraid I won't be able to do this 5K without stopping to walk some. I really want to finish and be able to say that I ran the whole thing. Running outside it so different from running on a treadmill. Any suggestions??

  
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DITTY1013 5/27/2010 9:58AM

    You're right -- running outside is totally different from running on a treadmill, so it'll take some adjustment. If you've got your heart set on running the entire time, if you start to putter out, just slow your pace. Even if you're barely going faster than a walk, you're still doing it. And if you have to walk, do so for a minute, and then start jogging again. If you have to stop and walk, it's certainly not the end of the world for your first outdoor 5K, so don't get down on yourself! Good luck!

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On my own

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My safety net is officially over (my move 2 lose program). I'm now only liable to myself. I feel confident I can do this and be accountable to me and only me. I'm only 10 pounds away from my goal. These last 10 pounds have been the hardest to come off. The weight has come off pretty easy up until now. So I guess I need to add some more cardio and strength, maybe mix it up a bit. I'm a little scared of the maintenance part. I know this is something that I have to do from here on out, forever and ever. I love food! I still have a problem with moderation at times. But, here is to a new me, I've made it this far, I feel great and have confidence in myself.

  
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LILPAT3 5/18/2010 9:58AM

    Losing weight has taught you good habits that will become life-long habits and a life style change. Let it happen! emoticon

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