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Golf vacation begins tomorrow = nervous

Friday, May 04, 2007

I feel great this week. I made a few good changes. I set up a May Challenge to help me stay focused and others. I like the accountability. I'm zigzagging calories - seeing if that makes a difference. I lost two pounds from last week - Love that.

Now tomorrow I enter the land of golf and margaritas. I will shop for good snacks for the golf course and really want to stay minimal on adult beverages. I should be good on the food overall since crappy food makes me feel crappy and I like to be strong on the course.

What if no wireless? How will I survive??

I must remember that when I come home on Wednesday, being able to say that I stayed the course will be a great feeling. I must keep Bahamas in view.


May Day

Monday, April 30, 2007

I feel myself getting into a rut and potentially veering from getting to goal of 110. I had stated at the outset that I simply wanted to get to 110 by June 10th which begins a trip to the Bahamas. Now that I'm 8 lbs from goal with six weeks to go, I'm a little nervous but also I now have a finish line, a real one.

So, in my heart of hearts I know that my cardio and ST are just simply not enough. When I was good, the weight was melting. I called D-1 Sports TRaining today as they are offering a $125 special for one month. Reasonable plus it fits well with my own personal challenge IF I'm allowed to go to the 6 a.m. Men's Training class. Apparently they believe that the only executives in this nation are male. Bummer.

I purchased The Firm tape and while I thought the arm part was a little wimply, the leg part kicked my butt. I'll have that.

I've been avoiding going to the gym b/c frankly I hate packing my bag and not having breakfast at home. I may have to get over that part.

So, in short, I'm psyched. I just wish I had something a little more obvious that would change up my routine a bit. Maybe I need to get more creative.

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SASSYBANJO 4/30/2007 2:01PM


I think you look great!...and don't need to lose anymore. I know the 8 pounds is a personal preference...but even at 5'7", if I were 110 lbs. I would look anorexic. Is 110 lbs. the ideal weight for you based on her height and build, or is it where you need to be to be comfortable with your own body? Just wondering...

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Family and Friends

Sunday, April 22, 2007

I wouldn't think I would enjoy this anonymous public blogging and forum talk. But, I love my Spark friends and their support. There is something so carthartic about getting or giving help to a stranger - like volunteering but it comes so easy.

I measured yesterday and was surprised to see that certain ones are up. I'm not justifying but I have to imagine it is due to human error. I'm really not worried about it as the scale this time is working for me and the clothes feel good.

Off to play my first TN round of golf in 2007. The sun is going to feel so good!!! Yes.


Moving Through

Friday, April 20, 2007

I was so psyched at the beginning of April not knowing that my life would change so significantly with the death of my mother on 4/10/07. What a day, then a week.

Feeling better now but every now and then I stop and remember what happened in my life just last week. I want desperately to be ten again.

Got back on the diet saddle upon my return. A little heavy on the comfort carbs right now but feeling ok. Wearing my skinny 6s today and that makes me feel better. Off to find some great veggies to eat - been a little lacking in that area.

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SASSYBANJO 4/22/2007 9:18AM

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I cannot imagine the state I will be in when I must face the death of my mother. I have only lost grandparents and am certainly not prepared to let either of my parents go. I hope you have lots of support right now!


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ALNICHOLES 4/20/2007 4:13PM

    I am so sorry about your loss. I suddenly lost my grandmother almost a year ago. I was very, very close to her. I remember going to a yoga class the day I found out because I knew that she wouldn't want me to stop everything for her. It actually made me relax and have a little closure. My thoughts are prayers are with you.

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April continues

Monday, April 09, 2007

The first week of the April Fool Challenge was a mediocre performance. No wine for one week - so far not really missing it.

Dropped the All Bran for breakfast so I could reserve some carb calories for other treats, e.g. nonfat kettle corn. Felt kind of bad about it since the popcorn has transfats, albeit small, and I missed plenty of vitamins and fiber from the Allbran. This is a short term option!!


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