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My Fitness Personality

Friday, March 20, 2009

You have a great deal of drive and self-confidence, and are very focused when working toward a fitness goal. You tend to push yourself very hard to succeed and are achievement oriented in most things. Your actions are deliberate and often planned out ahead of time. Your biggest competitor is often yourself but you thrive in team sports where there is a clear winner. You tend to take control of what you are doing and like to gain a sense of mastery over it if you can. Indeed, for most Goal Getter types fitness is serious business and not just recreation. With that in mind, it will benefit you greatly to monitor and track your nutrition and exercise progress regularly. Things to watch out for: be careful not to lose interest if you stop making progress and become frustrated. Keep trying and take the time to seek the advice of a fitness trainer or professional. Many Goal Getter types believe too much is never enough. This kind of over training can lead to injury so be sure to give your body plenty of rest and time to recover. Great exercises for you are running, weight training, triathlons, biking, swimming, and hiking.


Clothes Shopping

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not what you think


We had new prospective clients coming into the office so I had to dress more professional. So my 14yo daughter helped me "go shopping" in my bins of "too small" clothes. Ha Ha Ha!!! The "too small" professional outfits are now TOO BIG!!!! So I made do with the clothes I currently had. I told the boss my predicament and he said it was just fine. emoticon

I do not want to go spend $80-$100 on a suit to wear once or twice. So slacks and sweater are my choice for now...but when do we actually start spending money on our professional wear?

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PARROTHEAD411 3/21/2009 6:15PM

    That's wonderful Theresa. It always feel great when we can shop in our closet, and fit into smaller clothes then spend unnecessary money. Keep up the good work. and for the question "when do we actually start spending money on our professional wear? "That's when all our clothes are too big for us..LOL

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Life is hard to achieve all at once

People tend to define us as the role they see us in

Trying to achieve that balance is a constant juggling act

And tonight I just want to be me



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My bad Saturday started a snowball for me

A cold on Sunday added to it

Busy Monday made it worse

Today, Tuesday, I forced myself to reevaluate and get busy.


Skin....Don't read this if you are sensitive.

Monday, March 09, 2009

One of the dreaded set backs of weight loss is loose skin. I kind of was under the impression if you are on a reasonable plan, drink all your water, use lotion like there's no tomorrow that you won't suffer this drawback. Humph! Either that isn't true or I have done something wrong - Again!

I went to the dreaded "Plus Size Women's Clothing Store" to buy some pants that I could wear to workout because my others were too big - I had to keep stopping to readjust them so I didn't flash the world. Of course I went in with requirements; not spandex, have pockets, at least knee length, which pretty much limits what you can get. But hey! They actually had something! Then I thought well maybe today is my lucky day I will try on some slacks for work, so I grab a pair of the same size that I bought last time - why would I do this when the ones I bought last time are falling off???

So I head to the fitting room. I try the slacks on...whoop they fall to the floor so I go back out and grab two pairs each a size smaller (2 different sizes). Back in the fitting room I try them on, each whoops to the floor. As I am taking off the smallest pair I dare try on hubby comes to check on me, some beast inside of me asks him to go ....How dare you!... get another size smaller...they are just on the far wall. Ha! Ha! I told you it was a beast!

So there I sit in a fitting room, actually of decent size, bigger than a handicap stall. Sitting in a straight back chair surrounded by mirrors. I hate full length mirrors but I especially hate being surrounded by them. So I use this chance to investigate the changes that have led to these pants falling to the floor. Eeeeewwwww! Okay what do I do about that??? I think that actually looks worse than the fat that used to fill it. But wait! If my pants are on you can't see them - ah, that's the key, "Where's those pants?! They were just over there!" Wow, fear and disgust can really bring out the beast in us :) No response. I have to cover this....okay back into my pants. Then whack I get hit in the head with the dreaded pants to try on flying over the door. Too late! I ain't putting them things on...I have things to hide!

Can you say, "Panic attack" ? Really, that's all it takes.

So I have been thinking about this for two days but keeping myself carefully covered. Is there any chance of losing massive amounts of weight and not having that dreaded elephant skin? Why should I lose weight if I am still going to have to keep myself covered? And how do I keep that beast inside of me of freaking out in the decline? Stay Tuned for more in the transformations...

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SHEYAC 3/10/2009 10:33AM

  I loved this story. Remember, you are losing weight, to have a wonderful, long healthy life, and to be the fittest, healthy person you can be!!!

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ALESAK 3/9/2009 10:44AM

    Theresa, I hate to tell you this but they say it can take the skin up to two years (yes 2 years) to catch up with the rest of the weight loss. I know that's scary because I am also facing this problem. So how many sizes did you go down? Congratulations on the smaller pants.


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