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Didn't know I was making progress!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

WOW..just reread my msg to sent to someone on Nov 15th...and am so surprised. I could only do THREE minutes on the exerow and only did 7 on the Gazelle...That was just over a month ago! I do 250-300 pulls on the exerow now...15 -20 minutes. I get on the gazelle with a book in one hand and totally lose track of the time! The treadmill needs lubrication so it is just sitting at the moment. I didn't remember when I had started the indoor exercising but evidently, I am making some kind of progress!!! WHOO HOO!

---------- BOOKWERME wrote: (on Nov 15th) ---------

Because of the weird weather, I have finally begun working out little treadmill is not happy about it, but plugged along. Today, I did ten min on the treadmill, then 3 on the Exerow, and 7 on the Gazelle...then ten more on the treadmill. It worked out well, though I am not sure it is as much of a workout as walking around the cowfield or doing a full 30 on the treadmill. I am hoping that some variety will not only help with the boredom but will help jog things along on my stagnant weight loss efforts. Food choices come into play of course, as well and I have NOT done well there. This time last year I had two stents put in my heart, and I am doing well I think. so even though I am not a skinny minnie these days, I believe I am healthier than before!!!



Saturday, December 20, 2008

Six months ago I began paying attention to that new box on my sparkpage (new to me anyway)...keeping a record of my "streaks". Hmmmm I like that. I had not trouble with the logging in part...except one night in a motel and then I found access to a computer there...and a treadmill! As of today, I have kept the streaks going for a full half a year without missing a single day of exercise. I was totally motivated by that streak keeper! I did miss a day of recording but I know that the exercise days match the log in days, BUT I have not missed ONE day! Granted, not all exercise is created equal, but I have been up early, up late, out in the rain, in the cold and on machines in my guest room...but I AM MOVING and being faithful about it. 183 days of 30 minutes every day.! Now to make it a full year without missing a day. I am half way there already! AND, I AM PROUD OF ME!

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ARIZONAROSE 12/21/2008 11:20PM

    emoticon emoticon Asta!! Your doing great!! YOU can make a year! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/21/2008 11:09AM

    I am very proud of you also. Congratulations and WAY TO GO!!! Great blog too!!

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"You've gone o ver...."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

For some time now I have been trying to achieve this comment on my exercise tracker each week: "You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount."

I am really pleased to be getting that done and hope it bears fruit...better health, vanishing lbs. better blood sugars.

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CELEST 12/18/2008 10:48AM

    How exciting is that? I will be sure to go and see what you did and try to implement it in my life, thats whats so great about people tracking food and exercise (good or bad) cos we can take a leaf out of each person books and create a book of our own of things that work.
Well done.

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Diet? I don't.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Diet? I don't.

To "diet" implies a short term restricted meal plan to lose lbs. I have LIVE with what ever choices I make. SO, I have adopted what I suppose you could call mindful eating. It began when I was diagnosed with diabetes about 11 years ago. I have learned what foods send my blood sugar soaring and what I can eat without upsetting things. I have decided to REALLY want whatever I, for example, I still eat chocolate but now I am very selective about WHAT chocolate...I only want what I REALLY like, and how much...unlike my pre diabetic days when anything that crossed my path was fair game. Now I CHOOSE my calories. I decide if I Really want to invest in whatever it is that is calling to me. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I am really proud of myself when I choose to skip something I think I would a cookie or a biscuit. Have you ever noticed how some things look really good but they just aren't that great when you eat it? Now I ask myself, will it be worth it? I am getting better at not eating all the rolls in the basket at a I often skip them altogether....I have learned that some are what I call "whipped air" and are all fluff and calorie and not that much taste.

To say I "Diet" would not be accurate, but I do take care to monitor my food choices, to be mindful of what I eat both at meals and in between. It does work...sometimes rapidly like when I first started, and sometimes more slowly like now.

My Dr suggested up-ing my exercise if I couldn't get the lbs to I did and finally things began to happen. Now I am working on the next five way by more walking...and by Mindful eating.

Five pounds? Gone soon.

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THINKINGLIGHT 12/12/2008 3:30PM

    Hi, I wanted to thank you for your encouraging comments on my latest blog. It cheered me up some.

When I can, I'll be back to read more of your blogs, this one was quite interesting. I liked your thought about "Dieting". Instead of dieting, looking at it as "mindful eating". I like that, I think I will approach my food choices in that light.

Oops, my hubby as just now gotten home, he wants to go into town, and since I would also like to go I better get going. I'll have to catch up with you later, take care and thanks again.

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    emoticon Asta,

I agree with your thinking. I say I am not on a diet I am doing a life style change. And really that is what it is a life change. One I will need to eat like this for the rest of my life . Two if I don't change the way I eat I won't have a life style, I will be dead.

I have diabetes also and I was only diagnosed about a year ago. The doctor told me I could possibly turn it around if I started losing weight but I went into denial for about a year because I did not want to have it and I have to this day never told my mother who just thinks diabetes is the most horrible disease of all time. So then I came to my senses and asked myself what are you doing? You have to take care of this and now I am really trying it is not all way easy but it is something that I need to do. So here I am. Anyway thanks for the thoughts, I am glad that I am not the only one that has the same thinkimng on things.

I have grabbed a cookie before and said that does not taste go and instead of eating it the mouthful and the rest of the cookie goes into the garbage because it is not worth eating and wasting my calories LOL.

Janene emoticon

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ONE pound?

Saturday, September 06, 2008

I am tentatively optimistic...and even excited that I THINK the scale has FINALLY budged below that obstinate 175 figure. Walking twice a day may be what got things going...and for the last few days, really really really watching the details of what I eat. I WANT that five pounds (back) off. My ultimate goal is more like 25 lbs, but one at a time or has to go. It is ridiculous that I have been on SP about a year and a half and first lost, then gained and maintained, finally relost ...and then just sat there. I have clothing I could wear if I could get things going. But for now, five pounds would make me very happy. So, we shall see if the first one stays off, and better yet, if it invites its friends to leave too!

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    Hi Asta,

I edited my post to correct my 2 sticks to 4 and then I remember what happened, my first post that I wrote to you and made all of my spelling corrections to, I closed the window before posting. Then I was in a hurry to get ready for the meeting and re-wrote it fast and did not check my spelling. Sorry but I was still worng on the 2 sticks. LOL

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    Wow one pound that is great, I know that we all want it to come off faster but one pound down is great (look at it as 4 sticks of butter) when I visualize it like that it helps me because then you see ok I just lost that much fat off of my body and then it look like a bigger accomplishment. Also with all of the walking you are doing you may be building mussel so maybe you won't be losing a lot of weight, because mussel weighs more.

You are encouraging to me, I have been watching you exercise minutes and you make me want to get out there and walk. Our weather is still hitting over the 100's right now so I can not get out and walk in this heat but I can sure use my treadmill I just need to not sit down after I get home from work and get right on it. (I CAN DO IT)

Take care and talk to you soon


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