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Almost did it!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I already went over on my calories two days this week (Sunday - Saturday), so I was planning to stay in today. Of course, breakfast was two pieces of pizza (640 calories) so my work was cut out for me. However, I kept busy with the library, laundry and grocery shopping (at four different stores!) and then reading. After supper, I still had 32 calories left. Woo Hoo!!! I even ran my nutrition report to help signal my brain and the world that I was done eating!

And then it happened. emoticon The sugar cookies my DH brought home started their siren call. I tried to ignore them. I even thought about having my kids tie me to the couch so I couldn't go to them! I caved. And then, I apparently thought I was still hungry, so I had a couple of servings of tortilla chips. Even now, my tummy is trying to trick my into eating. I should go to bed, but I have a load of laundry in the dryer (almost dry) and one in the washer. I will try reading and drinking water until the laundry is done. Then it's off to dreamland and dancing with sugar cookies. emoticon

  


100 Pushups, really!?!?!?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Today was day 3 of week one toward my goal of 100 push ups. Dang! The first two days, I was able to do all of the pushups plus more than the minimum on the maximum set. Today, I got to #13, started to push back up (last one, I can do it!!!!). No, I couldn't. Collapse!! My arms are still rubbery!

I'm still determined to make it to the 100 push ups. I'll definitely know that I earned it!!

  
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ISHAKA 3/1/2009 11:40PM

  I'm working on the 'level one' set. :) Just started week 3 and WOW am I feeling it!

I can't believe that the just the other week I could do only 10 or fewer, and I'm expecting to do 20 in *one set* by the end of this week!

Congratulations - and good luck!

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SHARE1951 2/28/2009 1:18AM

    Your doing great!! i am sure you will make it, good luck share emoticon

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What is it with guys and push ups

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Well, I did it! I opened my big mouth and told all the guys at work that on April 4th, I would be able to do 100 push ups. THEN, I challenged them to try to match or beat me! AND I dragged my friend (who works there too) into the challenge. The date was pushed to April 10th, but "It is ON like Donkey Kong!!" Did I ever mention that I'm a bit competitive?? emoticon

And what is it with guys. I mentioned to multiple people (mostly guys, cos that's who I work with) that I joined this challenge. All but one asked if it was for "girl" pushups. As though I couldn't possibly do a "real" pushup. JEEZ! And then, the guy I carpool with asked if I would be up to driving next week. He was concerned that I would be sore from the pushups. HELLO!!! I started this week, not next week. The soreness phase is OVER! Dork! I am so going to show every one of those macho so-and-so's that girls can do proper form push ups!!

And I did take the "before" photo. I have a double chin, you can't see any definition in my arms AND the shadows make it look like I haven't shaved my arm pits in months (if ever!). Not posting that where anyone can see it!!! Unless I'm really hot in the "after" shot. emoticon

  
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MDTWEETY 2/27/2009 9:08AM

    LOL!! The nerve of those guys! You show them!! I'll be rooting for you. Good luck!

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Nutrition graphs

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Does anyone use the new graphs that are created after entering all of your food in the nutrition tracker? That is the neatest thing!! I'm a complete nerd and LOVE the graphs. The graphs help me see where I need to tweak my food intake to improve my health.

I even have an Excel sheet that I update every day with my weight. The graph shows my weight and the difference from the previous day's weight. (Yes, I'm addicted to the scale!) Having the graph, and daily wiegh-in's, helps me see any patterns. For example, I generally eat more on the weekends and the scale usually shows a 3 - 4 pound gain. I lose it by Thursday and then start over again on the weekend. Hmmmm, now why am I still three pounds from goal? emoticon

  
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MDTWEETY 2/26/2009 11:43AM

    I love that new feature too!

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Working on the goals

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Did okay on some of my goals, spaced others. Kept forgetting to eat slowly and chew my food. Either I didn't remember until the food was gone, or I remembered half way through. It'll get easier with practice.

Stayed in my calorie range today!! Remembered how I felt after three cookies yesterday and stopped eating!! Wow! It works!

Exercised today and took my daughter with me. Did my second day of the 100-push up challenge. My muscles are still unhappy and tired, but I'm liking it. Tomorrow, DH is going to take "before" pictures of my biceps (flexed, of course!) so I can compare to the after in six weeks.

I'm feeling pretty good. Those 3.6 pounds (okay, 3.8 now) are coming off. Typing is burning hundreds of calories. I can feel it!! emoticon

  


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