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Heavy Legs...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I found out yesterday that after a few weeks of solid exercise I hit a bump in the road. I was on the treadmill like I do everyday since it is cold in my region still. My legs felt like bags of potatoes but I found the energy to keep going. I want to be successful at losing weight once more so I did want was recommended at Spark. I am a little worried though since I have been on the diet for around three weeks and I have not lost any pounds. Today I am going to do my measurements and hope for some sort of change. It is so hard to find encouragement to go to the gym each day when you know your body isn't changing. Changes are essential to keep going. I have to find out what is going on with my body and why I am not losing any weight. Shouldn't I be losing something in three weeks of doing everything that Spark does? emoticon

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3CATSLEP 3/10/2009 10:15PM

    I hear a lot of the same. I know I should be doing more and I think I'm only doing what's needed to maintain. I think I'll get an urge once the weather gets a little more hopeful. This has been a long winter! Stick to it - I'm sure it will hit soon! emoticon

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Cinnamon Roll Wednesday

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

This first full week working with S.P. is very interesting. We have tried to keep to our menu for the week with gusto up until I forgot to take the wonton wrappers out of the freezer last night. Oops! I was doing so good also! I am not that sad though because we found a meal that would fit well in our daily calorie intake and we were happy once again. Today although has been a little more tight on calories since I had to make Cinnamon Rolls for my husband for tomorrow's work. It was really hard not tasting the food while I was baking to check for accuracy. I think the other hardest part if trying to have the baked goods in the house (made from scratch) and not eating them. I found that I was low on my calorie intake today so I decided to have a little treat and have the roll without the frosting. I'm learning to take baby steps this time. I'm not going to deprive myself of all the yummy fatty foods, just most of the time. Moderation is the key - not starvation. We are doing good on our exercise though which I am happy about. I have not lose weight yet however I feel a little better about myself - and I have found that I feel fresher than before - more energy! emoticon

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3CATSLEP 3/5/2009 11:53AM

    Sounds like you have a good, confident attitude and plan to chase those pounds away. I've been battling a cold this week, but I'm going to try to get on the exercise bike today for at least 20 minutes. I made my mom's cinnamon cake last Saturday for a card party that we went to and ate most of the leftovers on Sunday. I did taste the batter and licked the bowl as I made it and it came out just like mom's! OK, let's try to get past the cinnamon thing this week. I will if you will? emoticon

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Terrible Mondays

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

emoticonMondays are just terrible aren't they? Yesterday was yet another Monday and my husband and I both found ourselves not wanting to go to the gym after all the work of getting through the day. For some reason we run out of energy on days such as Mondays when we feel there is nothing worse than continuing the day with sweating and walking in the 20 degree weather. So, with not going to the gym for one day, I feel fatter...

I keep asking myself, how many pounds should I be losing each week. The website states that if I follow the plans and lose the calories that they suggest I should lose weight. So far I have gained a whole pound since exercising and eating right for a few days now. I'm a little unsatisfied but I am going to keep going to see where my hard work will go. I never thought with all the hard work that I would gain a pound, I thought I would stay the same or lose some in the first week at least. I will continue.... emoticon


Chopping my mile/min instead of sweets

Monday, March 02, 2009

Three days into the optimum lose weight and get into a healthier lifestyle plan has come. For a few months now I have been trying to lose weight by exercise and eating healthy however my last pounds are very stubborn. Last Friday I decided that they are not going to win this time, I am taking a very active approach to beat these little pounds and get back into the shape I was while in college. Yes, I lost weight in college and was in my perfect size/health: it is my goal once again! This weekend, the time that we usually take to relax I found myself having a good time making more space in our lifestyle to get healthier with more exercise. It is still winter here so getting out to the gym is the hardest thing right now for us. We were able to get through the snow though and get to the gym. We were proud of ourselves.

emoticonI found that I am getting better at running once again. I started with a 16min/mile and now am down to 12min/mile. Unfortunately I had to take a .10/mile walk in between running but that is much better than when I started a few weeks ago on the treadmill again. I am so proud of myself for earning this small accomplishment.

emoticonWe eat healthy already (more than most extremely fit people), now we just have to exercise more and eat less healthy snacks. Yes, healthy snacks are just as bad as unhealthy ones. It adds calories and can slow one down. I am working on the "drink a cup" instead of "eat a calorie" plan.


The Beginning

Friday, February 27, 2009

I've stated that this is the beginning since I have been hiding from my weight gain for the last four years. Although many studies state that many women gain weight while in college, I graduated from college weighing in 50 pounds lighter. College was a time to truly find out who I am as a person and reach out towards reaching my goals. It was a time of experimentation and a time of competition against others living around me. I learned to lose weight but it was not the most healthy way. Exercise became an addiction and I was trying to exercise a few hours a day in the gym while eating less than 500 calories a day. This is not the method anyone should choose... So, after finding myself once again at a weight I do not appreciate (working from home and getting married were two major factors in weight gain) I am starting over towards a new beginning. This time around I want to eat healthier and lose weight more naturally. I tend to make a lifestyle change instead of trying to just fit in with the other around me. I am encouraging myself this time and look towards appreciating myself again. emoticon


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