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When All Else Fails, Remember What Succeeded - W10.D3

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It wasn't until last night at Zumba that I realized just WHY my abs have been killing me lately. I haven't wanted to do crunches in a week or more because my abs are so sore! I couldn't figure out what was going on...and then it hit me... I did Zumba 3 nights in a row last week. And as I was engaging my core in class last night, I smiled... "Oooh...right!"

Today didn't go as well as I had hoped in the beginning, though. I got up 15 minutes before my ride was to arrive! *lol* Popped out of bed, took one of the quickest showers ever and somehow ended up ready to go in time to be picked up. That means I didn't get my brisk walk in today...but the day is not over yet!

I'm starting to realize that I need movement in my life now. As I sat through over an hour "Fire Safety Training" (*rolls eyes*) I kept thinking - I wish I could lay down right here and do some crunches or something. I *hate* sitting still! HATE! I went back to my desk, ate lunch and then turned on some music and made up my own circuit training routine. It was so much fun! I forgot that after a while of classes and DVDs, I start to understand what works in a workout, and I can pull things together all on my own. SO freeing to not need an instructor. Pop open the "dance" genre music on Pandora and off I go!

Thirty minutes later I feel refreshed and hopeful for the rest of the day. I plan on taking some more breaks for the next few hours. Each hour I will get up and do SOMETHING. I have to keep my body moving!

I'm sure my good mood is fueled by the wonderful phone call I got this morning from the person I'm interviewing with...apparently she made some calls yesterday and got someone to switch times with me so I won't have to worry about getting to the airport late! WOOT! So I have an interview at 3pm now, instead of 5pm. Should be a great time and less worries about what I'm going to do while "waiting around" for hours. I'll get there in enough time to catch a cab and head on over. If I'm early, I'll grab a bite to eat nearby or something. (Funny, I just thought today that I have scheduled NO eating time on this trip! *lol* Ah-well. I'll pack a box of protein bars, just in case.)

Also managed to contact the guy running Ethan's football camp and he said I could enroll him over the phone. Then I guess I'll just ship the check over in the mail or something. Ethan's super excited about football (which is why he's been "training" with me without complaint...sometimes he's the one to say, "Hey! We need to get a walk in today!" *lol*) Camp will be the 8th, 9th, and 10th - so next week will be a big week for both of us! Then he's off to g'mas, actually both of them go to my mom's for a week so Hubs and I will be childless for an entire week! WOOT! I haven't made any plans for us that week, but I'm sure one or two nights we'll be spending "dating" and we MAY go up to his parents' cabin that weekend. *shrug*

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FFIC: Day 5 (Monday)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 5 (15 minute lunch walk, 60 min Zumba class)
* Calorie Counts - 3! YAY!
* Strength Train - 0 (BOO!)

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 3
EDIT: adding picture

I'll have a picture later, but Zumba is fueling me right now! The changes on my body are so noticable to me (and others, it seems!). I feel strong and powerful. I love when I can do things the skinny girls can't do! I caught the instructor smiling at me when we "got low" in squat stance yesterday and I got pretty darn low! My legs are powerful tools that are carrying me through this journey...and I absolutely *love* them. Yesterday and today I thought, "I don't care if they are huge right now...I don't care that I wish I had pretty knees and beautiful powerful but slender thighs - these babies have taken me through 5.5 hour hikes and hour long Zumba classes and nearly every day walks! These legs are amazing!!"

* Brain Challenge - 0 (Unless you count trying to figure out what to make for dinner a brain challenge! *lol*)
* Read - 10! seriously kicking this book's butt! (Currently moved from the second to last released Sookie Stackhouse novel to the latest released novel in the series. I'll be sad when it's over...but Lord knows I have plenty more books to read!)

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0 - I always forget this...which is why I put it on here...but I *never* remember to take a moment or two to myself in the morning before I start my day.

EDIT: 2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

+2
Updated my Shrimp Fried Rice recipe. White rice to brown. Canned peas and carrots to fresh snap peas. Wok oil (what IS that?) to EVOO. Egg to egg substitute. (Hey, it saved me a few calories...all I cared about so I could have a HUGE serving last night!) It was so good! And I sent some up to my father-in-law (shrimp fried rice is his favorite food). Didn't hear any complaints, so I guess he liked it! *lol* I was so tempted to eat crap last night when I got home because I was T-I-R-E-D! But I waited (and waited!!!) for the rice and made what I knew was good for me. Meant I didn't get to eat as early after my workout as I like, but it was worth it (I think! *lol*).

Total: 23 (More like it!!)

  
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PRETTYMANDI 6/30/2010 1:57PM

    Wooh! Back in the groove! I love the new background, by the way!

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TEAM-SARAH 6/30/2010 12:11PM

    Your attitude is amazing.... you're such an inspiration! I've always hated my legs because they've always been bigger and more muscular but lately I've been learning to apprThat is so awesome how things worked out for you with your interview. It's a great sign for the company! Have you found a great interview suit yet? You'll have to post pictures!

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IPATRICIA 6/29/2010 7:13PM

    Well done. Your working it. emoticon

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KNOWMOREBBK 6/29/2010 6:02PM

    Awesome points yesterday! Plan something really fun to-do during date week! Hey... what ever happened to getting your insurance to pay for the gym membership and nutritionist?

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RAVENSONG37 6/29/2010 5:32PM

    You are awesome!! I love what you can do and I bet you'd kick my booty in zumba class!! Hooray for you!!

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MEGSFITNESS 6/29/2010 3:18PM

    Completely worth it :)

I love reading your blog because even when you're not going 100%, you're giving it all you've got and that's awesome.

Have fun on vacation and good luck for Ethan in football :)

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FFIC - Catching Up! Days 2, 3, 4

Monday, June 28, 2010

Okay, so it's really hard for me to Spark on the weekends. I usually reserve my weekends for activity outside the house, and while I didn't schedule anything for the family this weekend, other people did. ANYHOW....to recap days 2-4:

Friday, June 25th (Day 2)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 1 (20 minute walk at lunch) + 4 (1 hour at the water park)
* Calorie Counts - 0 (I didn't log, so I'm not giving myself anything!)
* Strength Train - 0

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 2 (While I could have been a mess at the water park with the skinny chicks, I just felt this pride for how far I'd already come. And I had to hold the girls in my suit because it's gotten too big! *lol* I reminded myself several times - "You are amazing!", so while I didn't post anything I'm giving myself the points - this was a HUGE deal!)
* Brain Challenge - 0
* Read - 6

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0

2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

+2 for trying the Water Slide at the park. I *hated* it because fat girls and water slides = gravity and really high speeds. I was terrified! But this is the first time I have EVER done this. I was always too afraid of "getting stuck" or something silly. This time I said "What the he11" and took a chance. While it wasn't really enjoyable, I showed myself once again that the only way to turn a CAN'T into a CAN is to DO.

Total for the Day: 15
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Saturday, June 26th (Day 3)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 1 ...yep, that's it. SAD!
* Calorie Counts - 0 (I didn't log, so I'm not giving myself anything!)
* Strength Train - 0

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 2 (I put on some makeup before heading to the barbeque and I smiled a little and may have put out a bit of a flirting vibe to one of the new guys because he was checking me out. *lol* I felt AMAZING this night, so I get points...I didn't talk myself out of the attention or compliment. I accepted it. Someone looked at me with a twinkle in his eye and I digested the compliment like a big girl! YAY ME!)
* Brain Challenge - 0
* Read - 1

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0

2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

Total for the Day: 4 WOW! MAJOR SUCK!
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Sunday, June 27th (Day 4)

(Body)
* Workout/Fitness Minutes - 1 (20 minute walk/run)
* Calorie Counts - 0 (I didn't log, so I'm not giving myself anything!)
* Strength Train - 0

(Mind)
* Beauty Reminder - 0 Nada...felt like CRAP actually. I should deduct points for talking down to myself...but I won't. Because I'm still learning.
* Brain Challenge - 0
* Read - 0

(Soul)
* Stretch and Breathe - 0

2 bonus points for trying a new exercise, food, or soul-enriching activity, as long as you report on it! (Share the love, baby!)

Total for the Day: 1 ONE? REALLY? MAN!
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So my total so far for the challenge is:
Day 1: 31
Day 2: 15
Day 3: 4
Day 4: 1

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Total: 51 *sigh* I could be doing MUCH better! But I've got 3 days left...and I'm doing pretty well today considering the knee and all. Hoping to make it through a highly modified Zumba class in a couple hours....followed by a hot shower and a night of icing the knee.

BBKLECKA is kicking my rear end right now with 118 points!!! (Great thing is, I'm actually not jealous...I'm so proud of her! I love these kinds of competitions because everyone wins, really!)

emoticon 3 more days!! MAKE IT COUNT, ESTHER!

  
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RAVENSONG37 6/28/2010 10:31PM

    I gotta do my points too...I'm sure you will kick major booty the rest of the week. You can do ANYTHING!!

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PRETTYMANDI 6/28/2010 10:27PM

    i totally understand the water slide thing!

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KNOWMOREBBK 6/28/2010 7:53PM

    Yeah!! I'm proud of you too! You came out of the funk with your fists in the air all ready to rock-n-roll! WOO HOO!


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IPATRICIA 6/28/2010 6:40PM

    You are working it! emoticon

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I Would Love a Happy Sunday - W10.D2

Monday, June 28, 2010

Yesterday was crap.
Yesterday I ate a bunch of crap.
Yesterday I went to bed feeling like crap (most likely because of eating the crap).
Yesterday I was stressed over crap I can't control.

I was jazzed in the morning, but still tired from the week. Funny, I didn't work out this week nearly as much as I did last week, but for some reason I've been really tired. Probably stress...it's a killer! (Ever watch Anastasia?)

I sat around in the morning. I grabbed a bowl of Trix for breakfast because it was what I really wanted....I shouldn't have given in. Ironically, when our friends called us over for a pancake "breakfast" at noon, I was really good. I had 1 1/2 plain pancakes. No butter. No syrup. With fresh blueberries. I ate one small piece of sausage. And I had a small cup of 1% milk. But that was the only time I was "good" yesterday.

I left from their house and went to work. Worked much longer than I expected (about 5 hours working on my day off! WTF, dude?) and when we got back to town, the thought of heating up the stove (and, therein, heating up the trailer) just didn't suit me. I bought pizza because it was quick and cheap and easy...and then I proceeded to eat too much. Like 4 pieces!?!? (WTF is my problem?)

By 5:30pm I realized I hadn't even attempted a workout yet. I saw a storm coming in and Ethan and I attempted to dress quickly and get a short walk in before the rain hit. And we walked outside...and it hit. So I went back inside and told Ethan, "Maybe it will stop soon."

About a half hour later it didn't "stop" but it had slowed down to a very light drizzle. It was still hot and humid outside so I figured walking in the rain wouldn't hurt either of us. We walked, did a couple little "sprints" of jogging, and finally just decided to walk up to my MIL's house, where Hubs and Logan were already. The walk went fine. I felt fine. I had to stop twice to catch my breath up the hill to her house, but nothing major. (BTW - my abs are KILLING me! Could this be from the "jogging" I've done two times in the past week? I don't do much, just a little here and there when I feel I need a little challenge. It's not timed...just one of those "let's see if we can go to the mailbox right there." And I "jog" VERY slowly.)

After about a half hour there, Hubs drove us home. And all was well until I went to get out of the car and my knee went out. Bad. It hurt. I had to force it back in and it's been really sore ever since. Between the stress/frustration over the knee, stress over our money situation right now, stress over New York, stress over not finding the right suit for the right price yet, stress over time running out, stress over work and how much I hate doing so much work for less than most people here get paid....well, the rest of the night was horrible.

I ate some sugary cereal. I ate some chips and salsa. I ate another slice (or two?) of pizza. It was a BAD, BAD night. I stayed up late, even though I was exhausted and could've slept it off around 9pm, I was up until 11pm, because I really wanted to watch The Road with Hubs. When I did finally go to bed, I couldn't sleep. (Stress, again.) I got back up and cleaned the bedroom up, folded clothes, made some nice piles. (And still didn't find the 2 pairs of pants I was looking for! *GROWL*)

I don't tell you this for sympathy, but to be accountable. I ate like crap and feel like crap today. I'm sluggish and tired. I want to go back to bed. My stomach hurt like he11 last night. And I knew it was all my fault. I could've made the right decisions for myself and had a much better evening....I could be having a stellar Monday morning right now. But I chose the wrong path and it has led me here...where all I can think about is crawling back in bed, not eating a thing to make up for yesterday, drinking mass amounts of coffee just to stay awake, and feeling bloated and just plain gross. I caused this. And is it no wonder that I felt like crap for the past few years? Crap goes in = Feel like crap. It's a very simple equation.

So I'm fighting the aftershock of what was a bad Sunday. My knee hurts. My stomach hurts. But I'm still keeping track of what I eat. I'm still counting calories and planning on doing a VERY modified Zumba class tonight. I brought an umbrella so I can walk at lunch...very slowly. I will be slow today, yes...but I will move. I cannot stand still because standing still accomplishes nothing. My "brisk walk" scheduled for training today? Not going to happen...but I'll make up for it with a few short, easy walks.

Time to get my head and heart back in the game. Time to really remember what this is all about and who is going to benefit from it (not just me, but my boys and my husband, and any future job offer!). It's time to remember that "I will act now." It's time to remember that I am a warrior, that I want certain things in life than can only be achieved through forward motion.

Stomach in, shoulders back, chin up, eyes forward, and MOVE.

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RAVENSONG37 6/28/2010 10:28PM

    You can doit....You can doit...ALL NIGHT LONG! Take care of you love!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 6/28/2010 2:13PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan, and sorry about the knee. Take it easy today and do what you can. You are right, going slow is better then not moving at all.

The abs could be hurting from climbing that hill as those use a lot of core muscles to keep you from falling over while climbing up and down hills.

Hope you have a better monday and try to get to bed early tonight.

BTW I read "The Road" and you couldn't pay me to watch the movie, the book gave me nightmares.

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SUGIRL06 6/28/2010 1:09PM

    I have a day like that here and there where I just go overboard and then I learn my lesson and get back it! I think we all just need a break sometimes!
~Ang

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BAYBELIEVER 6/28/2010 12:14PM

    For what it's worth, I have also tried logging my food before I eat (a la SPUNKYDUCKY). I eat pretty much the same thing for breakfast every morning with minor variations of what goes into my eggs/omelet. When I log that into the nutrition tracker, I then have taken out something for dinner and start making the rest of my meals and snacks around that. I can look at my calories, add or subtract things then, and then have a plan for the rest of the day. It works pretty well. But, first and foremost, you need to forgive yourself for yesterday, ice that knee a little after every walk (you can make paper cups of water, let them freeze and then rub it over the area that hurts for 20 minutes), and take it easy. You are doing wonderfully and have a big week coming up! Stay strong. Love yourself!

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-SHIMMER-ANN- 6/28/2010 12:01PM

    OMGosh, if I could COUNT how many times I ate a WHOLE pizza while dieting and feeling weak! Your six ish pieces are nothing haha. I'm proud of you for getting out, and walking despite your knee :) You'll get back on track, and while you're doing just that, think of all the vitamins your body got out of that "crap" yesterday! ;)

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TEAM-SARAH 6/28/2010 11:20AM

    I ate pretty crappy this weekend too. Doesn't feel good. I hope you have a great week!

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GINGYCAT40 6/28/2010 10:52AM

    Ok, a few notes. We are all human and there will be times on our journey to health that we may have slip ups. Humans are not perfect, we have flaws and we will make mistakes. I think sometimes we forget this. We have to learn to not be so hard on ourselves and "forgive and forget" so to speak. You can put this day behind you and focus on all the good things you have done and are doing to become a healthier "YOU".

Just remember "You can do this" and we all need to revamp at times. Today is a new day, the beginning of a new week and soon a new month.

emoticon emoticonKeep Going.. You can Do it !

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_TRIXIE_ 6/28/2010 10:15AM

    But the great thing about all of this is the sense of awareness you have over the whole situation. Would you have been this aware of paid this much attention a year ago? Would you have made a plan to get yourself out of this funk and find the forward motion?

Sorry to hear your day sucked but do not stress about the food -- we've all been there and we have all lived to tell our tales about how we moved on. You have a lot of other stress in your life right now, don't let food take up any more space.

Have you explored the Emotional Eating team and info articles on Spark? Might be worth looking into. Just a thought.

Cheers to a better Monday!

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PRETTYMANDI 6/28/2010 10:00AM

    Aww man. On the bright side, that one bad night probably wasn't bad enough to undo much of anything. But it does make you feel like crap.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 6/28/2010 9:26AM

    I had a few days like this last week and have decided to try to log food before I eat it this week. At least for yesterday that started as a successful venture.

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KNOWMOREBBK 6/28/2010 8:55AM

    Yep. Sounds like a crappy day. No use worrying about yesterday. Today is a new day. Time to start a new week and hit the reset button. You have lost over 30 lbs and one bowl of Trix and a few slices of pizza will not take that away. Time to finish up the month strong. YOU WILL DO IT!!


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MERROWKNEAZLE 6/28/2010 8:53AM

    At least you're being accountable for your actions. You know that you had a bad day, but you're not giving up because of it. That's a good thing. I know how you feel about the bad days; just the other day, I ate four slices of pizza as well. Naughty me. I had a bad dream because of it too. Eek. Anyway, I hope you get better. Your blogs are very inspiring and I think that you can do it. emoticon

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What a Week! - W10.D1

Sunday, June 27, 2010

emoticonWeigh-In Day emoticon

Starting Weight: 466.6
SP SW: 416.2
Last Week: 386.0
Goal This Week: 385
Actual: 383.0
Weight Lost This Week: 3 pounds
Total Weight Lost with SP: 33.2
Total Weight Lost overall: 83.6

emoticonWorkout Review:
It's officially June 27th and I'm 26 for 27 on my workouts. Last weekend was crazy so I spent Sunday doing simply an easy walk. (Which I'm really proud I did at all because I was *so* tired!) Monday I went swimming in the bacteria-filled lake. This new situation at the park nearby is going to kill my swimming/water aerobics on the weekends. Will have to find somewhere else to go. Then on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I did Zumba. I'm so proud that I did 3 days in a row (and it's probably why I was so tired yesterday). I walked during most of my lunches this week, even the day it was too hot I went to the grocery store and walked around the whole time looking for new food. Yesterday didn't go so great (see my blog from yesterday) so instead of official workouts, I pushed myself to just stand as much as possible...to help out at the bonfire wherever I could. I cleaned a little bit as well. So I don't have official workout time, but I kept active.

emoticonFood review
I've eaten pretty well all week. I haven't logged everything, but I've been a good girl. *pats herself on her head* There were plenty of awful tempting things at the bonfire/BBQ last night, but instead I ate some chicken, some vegetarian baked beans, two bites of potato salad, and some of my reduced-fat cheesy potatoes. I did have a beer and a half, but something in the beer was making my tummy hurt, so I kept to tea most of the night, which my friend made with splenda and decaf tea.

emoticonWhat I learned this week.
I feel amazing this week for several reasons. I mean, there is the whole New York thing, but really because I feel like I've set a spark in my friend. She thinks about what she's eating now. She's even talking about going to Zumba with me on Wednesday, her and her husband. This is not the type of person who I ever thought would want to workout, but she's thinking about it.

Plus - Yesterday I went shopping at Fashion Bug. I fit into a size 28 blazer...actually I fit into a size 26 blazer, but I wasn't quite comfortable with the fit...a little TOO tight. I bought one size 28 blazer from the clearance section for 18 bucks, but I don't think it's quite right for NYC. I'm going to order a blazer online for the interview. I did buy a shirt. It's black and white patterned and sleeveless, but still conservative. I think it will be cool until I put the blazer on before I walk in the building. Still in size 30 pants, which drives me crazy. While most of you are working on getting into regular sizes so you can shop at any store, I'm working on getting to the sizes I can buy at the big-girl stores. But the top half is getting smaller. The size 22/24 tank I got a couple weeks ago? I wore it last night...it's too big. I have to get a smaller one (and then my friend wants this one! *lol* She called dibs last night.) Hoping the bottom half catches up soon...my tight shorts are getting a little loose...so maybe soon. I did buy smaller bras yesterday...the others were hurting because they were so loose.

That being said - a dude checked me out last night at the bonfire. I noticed. *lol* Hubs noticed as well! *lmao*


From the bonfire last night.

Weight loss goal for next week: 381

I was going to start 30-Day Shred in July, but I don't think my body is ready for that. Going to get another DVD instead...maybe one of the Biggest Loser ones. I could logically be at 366 before the end of August...which is that first century mark from my highest weight. Might get a tatt of a C when I get there....I could end up with 3 Cs after I hit my final weight goal...remind me of what I've done.

So in July I will work on training like crazy for the Charleston Distance Run in September. I'd love to be able to walk the 10K on September 4th. I missed out on a lot of my training this week, so I need to get right back on the horse this week. No excuses.

  
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SUGIRL06 6/28/2010 1:05PM

    You are doing so great!!! Way to go on the smaller sizes and the 3lbs!
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BAYBELIEVER 6/27/2010 6:33PM

    Way to go! You are really doing so well! I know exactly what you mean about just trying to fit into the big girl clothes in stores when everyone else is trying to get into regular stores. To be able to actually try something on and knowing something in the store will definitely fit will be awesome! Thanks for sharing that information. Have a great week and bowl em over in NYC!

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RAVENSONG37 6/27/2010 4:09PM

    AWE-SUM!

I am patient,
waiting on you to get dressed girl[yeah],
I'm gonna sit here,
while you put your face on,
playin with your makeup[aww],
damn you look so good,
it hurts me[hurts me],
the design of your body is perfect

i don't deserve you girl,
and I'm like Stop[stop],
let me take a mental shot,
of this mornin[mornin],
oh baby drop[drop],
everything you doin right now,
and just hold it[hold it],
click click click,
girl,
pose for me,
pose for me,
come on and,
pose for me,
pose for me[yeah],
my camera loves you girl...



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TEAM-SARAH 6/27/2010 2:24PM

    Just keep working hard and you know you'll have a lot more clothing options available to you soon! And someday even be down to the 16-18's that you can find in some "regular" stores! You're having an awesome month and I'm sure you'll look fabulous at your interview!

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BECKYB73 6/27/2010 1:12PM

    You're rockin it and a true testament to the fact that one bad day is nothing compared to 6 other good ones!!!

I went to Catherine's yesterday and was mostly disappointed in what I could find and what "fit". Though, I was kinda happy I could fit into the 30/32 shirts, as opposed to the next size up. Pants wise I found nada.

You'll knock 'em dead in NYC!!!

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KNOWMOREBBK 6/27/2010 12:52PM

    I'm glad that both you and RAVENSONG seem to be doing much better today! 3 lbs in one week! There's your 5 hr hike from last weekend (it just needed the time to process). 2 lbs ahead of schedule and you are looking awesome!

YA!

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-SHIMMER-ANN- 6/27/2010 12:26PM

    Of COURSE he checked you out!!! You're GORGEOUS!! What size pants will get you into the plus size store? I can't wait til you reach it!!!!!!!!!!! I remember when you broke the 400 lb mark (300's, here you came!!), and now you're almost 20 lbs down from THAT! INCREDIBLE. I see you made up your lb from last week (yay!!!!!!!!!!!!), and the awesome 200's will be here before you know it!!!!!!! In FACT, they'll be here around my 28th birthday if you drop 2 lbs a week til then (WHICH YOU WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!). I can't wait to celebrate with you!!!!!!! And then by Christmas time next year, you will be super skinny at the lower 200s...am I getting ahead of myself?? I'm inappropriately excited for you hahaha. Think of all those adorable Christmas sweaters... ;)

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CMESKEW 6/27/2010 10:48AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. I love Zumba as well. Keep up the great work.

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KARVY09 6/27/2010 10:44AM

    You're doing amazing, girl! And someday I know you will be RUNNING a 10K. Mark my words!

Congrats on the 3 pound loss this week and best of luck on your NYC interview!

RE: 30 day shred. It's tough, but there are modified moves for bigger girls. Level 1 I think is doable for people of all fitness levels. And hey, even if you can't do everything, you're working up a sweat, right?

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Grumpy Day - W9.D7

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I feel blah today. I've tried to get going...I swear I have. I set the alarm early, but I turned it off and slept some more. I did finally get up and completely forgot about Zumba this morning until about an hour ago. *sigh*

I did go to the bank, which I've been needing to do for about a week now. Then picked up some groceries, which we needed. So two things done on the big to-do list.

But then I tried to go for a walk...and I was out there for 2 minutes and realized I had to go potty and had forgotten to go beforehand. So I headed back to the house and decided it was too dang hot to walk at noon. So I tried to do 30 Day Shred and lasted like 5 minutes before I couldn't breathe and had to turn it off. And Hubs was making eggs and bacon...and I could smell it.

I gave up. I'm grumpy and I just can't seem to keep going today...I get going, but I can't keep it going. Maybe it's that TOM. *shrug* Dunno what's up, but I feel like working out is the last thing on my list of things to do. I just want to sit, do nothing and be still.

*sigh* Maybe later. Seriously. Maybe. ARGH!

I *hate* days like these!

  
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AIMEETURD 6/26/2010 8:38PM

    I think it just means you need a rest day because your body really wants one. It's okay, you don't have to feel guilty, just enjoy it. I haven't done much today either. We will fight on tomorrow!! Let the procrastination commence!

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KNOWMOREBBK 6/26/2010 6:58PM

    Yep... We all get these days. Mine happened about a week ago (ironically coinciding with TOM). Even if you are sitting on the couch watching TV with the kids, have some free weights nearby and do some lifts while watching TV... it's better than nothin'!

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TEAM-SARAH 6/26/2010 4:43PM

    Try to at least get a little in! You can do it, you know you'll cure the "blahs" once you get a good workout in. Maybe just go for a nice easy walk this evening somewhere with shade once the sun starts to go down and its not too hot

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DESTINYCALLS47 6/26/2010 2:32PM

    I love your blogs. You seem to be able to put in words, what we all feel, at one time or another.

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PRETTYMANDI 6/26/2010 1:44PM

    Mama said there'd be days like this...

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RAVENSONG37 6/26/2010 1:03PM

    I have been having a WEEK like this. Take the time if you need it. Maybe you are needing a rest...maybe you just need to let yourself say "later" and mean it! Maybe reading through some of your old blogs will give you a jump"spark" - especially the ones talking about how great you feel after working out both physically and mentaly.

I heart you...no matter what you do today!

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