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Scale Watching

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I keep telling myself that even though I weigh myself everyday, I know I will fluctuate, and therefore I won't get all crazed if I'm not losing as quickly as I'd like. Truth be told, it does affect my mentality to see a gain of a pound or two, because I feel as though I'm not getting anywhere, and it's easier to just "throw in the towel". Then, scale watching turns into whale watching, as I am more tempted to forget all my baby step triumphs, and poof! A glutton I become.

Breaking through this mentality is so much more difficult than I anticipated. Just keep plodding away, stay away from the scale, and don't eat when you're not even hungry! Sounds so simple...

A little self-forgiveness goes a long way!!

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ICANDOITSUE 6/10/2012 10:19PM

    That is just ho I am and it is so frustrating. My whole day comes from what the scale says, good or bad. Why do we do that? The Lord is our strength and goal daily and not that dumb number on the scale.

emoticon We can do this especially with the Lord as our leader and strength. Keep on keepin on.... Blessings Sue ; - )

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SHY_BUNNY 6/10/2012 12:53PM

    Exactly! When situations like that arise, I try to default to 'what would I tell a close friend?'

We are so hard on ourselves & our negative self tells us we're not good enough & our efforts aren't worth it. Every win counts! Every triumph big or small helps us.

Keep going! And remember that you are more than the number on the scale.

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week 4

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Weighed myself today. I know I don't need to do it everyday, but I try to not take it too seriously if I fluctuate up and down a bit, so long as I remain faithful my calorie range and exercise routine. So even though I am up a pound from yesterday for some reason, not to worry. I decided to take my measurements. AND.... that is truly inspiring!
Bicep- -1"
Bust- -2"
Waist- -2.25"
Hips- -2.75"
Weight- -7#

These measurements are compared to the ones at the beginning of May. Just wish my thighs would lose some.... only lost a drip there. emoticon

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TEACHING1ST 6/6/2012 10:37AM

    Congratulations on a great success here! I've been exercising more than I ever have in my life....and I've gained 5#! Not giving up, but I'd love to see success like yours. Way to go!


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week 3 day 4

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I've been experimenting with other workout DVDs, and not just 'sticking' with my initial plan. So far, I've done the Firm 'Complete Aerobics and Weight Training', and the Firm' Cardio Overdrive', as well as my planned 'Perfect Legs, Abs and Glutes' and 'Skinny Sculpt.'

Today is so hot that inside my house, it's 84 degrees. UGH! I dream of... central air conditioning.

Went to Rochester for the weekend, visiting my sister's family, and Buffalo area to visit my parents. Got off in my eating. Why is it so hard when there's so much food around? But I am back on track, and focused on eating within my calorie range. Cheers to all; here's to having a great week!

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XRSIZE18 6/5/2012 1:21AM

    ooohooo I know what you mean about traveling and still eating right. I always try to pack some healthy snacks with me so I know I have something to eat!

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Day 11

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This morning, I did the glutes, legs and abs DVD. Not sure how long it'll take before I can actually do the entire workout, but I do feel like I'm coming along. And, I enjoy switching it up between all my DVDs.

Went shopping today. Trying on clothes is motivating, because it helps me focus on what I need to accomplish, and how far I've come. When I've had a set-back, it's easy to get discouraged, but I am fixing my gaze on my goal. I was actually 12 pounds lighter this time last year, but I'm not letting myself get derailed because of that. I do really like that I've made my goal a non-weight oriented one. I will just do what I have set out to do (DAY 1 Bootcamp), and then retake my measurements after 8 weeks.

Too often, I set my goal to lose "so much by such and such a time and date", and then beat myself up for not following through. This time, it's all about the baby steps!!!

By the way, it's amazing to me that a dress in size 10 fit so much better than the one in size 14. The material, style, etc. completely determines the fit. When I am feeling quite brave, perhaps I'll even post a pic!!


Friday Week 1 Bootcamp

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Well, yesterday I did do both routines: Skinny Sculpt at home followed immediately by karate class. Whew. I have to confess. The morning Karate class is not as intense as the evening ones, and my legs WERE burning. If it had been more intense, I wouldn't have been able to handle it, and my form would've suffered.

Yesterday was also pizza day. I make pizza every Friday. I use part-skim mozzarella and load on the veggies (usually mushrooms, peppers and onions) and sometimes turkey sausage (I discovered that Shadybrook Farms' is delicious!) I have to confess, I tend to have more than I need. Still working on that!

Choosing to do my own Bootcamp is very motivating for me. I can't tell you how often I've signed up to do others' camps, only to bail pretty quickly. I really do believe that my problem there is that I already really enjoy the workout DVDs I own: The Firm (several), Ellen Barrett's Skinny Sculpt, Dr. Michelle Olsen's Perfect Legs, Glutes and Abs, as well as a medicine ball workout that came with the purchase of the actual ball. And the background music is important, too. I don't do the medicine ball workout as often as I would if the music wasn't so distracting! It is way too loud compared to the voice of the instructor. But it is a really good workout.

Happy Saturday, friends!


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