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A "weighty" realization

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Yesterday afternoon I took my kids to visit my parents. Together we all went bowling. My dad wisely noted that you don't really realize how much weight you've lost until you hold a bowling ball. I picked up two 10-pound balls to represent twenty pounds and understood how much that weight really is. This simple concrete demonstration has renewed my motivation to improve my health by eating better and exercising more. I don't want to lazily add any "bowling balls" to my figure!!!

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1STEELERLADY 3/29/2008 11:14AM

    Wow....we don't think of it that way. Even a 5 lb bag of sugar is a realization. 5 lbs doesnt sound like much, but I wouldn't want to carry around a bag of sugar all day, let alone a 10 lb bowling ball!!!

Thanks for sharing. This puts a visual and a better understanding to the actual weight of our "fat". Kind of scary....but an eye opener.

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Getting back to Basics

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ugh! I'm nearly back where I started. I haven't done anything to take care of myself for months and it has taken quite a toll. I feel out of shape, my clothes are getting tight, and I've gained back half the weight I worked so hard to lose last year. Today I am starting over with new goals and a serious attitude about my health. I'm back to Fast Break and my original program. I will have the same success, but I simply must remember that this is a lifetime commitment to better health, not a quick fix.

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JANAY5 1/10/2008 12:02AM

    Yes it's a lifetime commitment.. I'll be here to help you. I wish you the best of luck.. I know you can do this..

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A new start

Saturday, September 01, 2007

I'm feeling very frustrated, but I've only myself to blame. I essentially "dropped out" of Spark People in May, thinking that I had changed my lifestyle. However, I started snacking (on junk) and stopped exercising after just a few weeks. All in all, the consequences aren't that bad --- I've only gained back 4 pounds, my "new" clothes still fit --- but I simply don't feel good. I have little energy and I'm GRUMPY.

So, this week I returned to my exercise classes. Yoga has been great, but I've really noticed a decrease in my performance while running or doing step aerobics. I've realized that I need to really take this seriously again so that I don't return to how I was before.

I've reset my goals and I'm ready to go.


WAY off the wagon...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I blew it big time today. I've been doing so well getting myself in shape, but today I threw caution to the wind and pigged out. I'm on spring break and my kids are wild and making me crazy. I "coped" by indulging --- I drank two beers, ate three pieces of pizza, and stuffed my face with some Easter candy. Three things I almost never do (and things I definitely don't do on the same day!!!). Oh well. One day isn't going to destroy my progress, but I must get back on track tomorrow. I just needed to confess to make sure I hold myself accountable and don't do it again. Ugh.


If the pants fit...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

It's been a beautiful week in Ohio, and temperatures have soared into the 70s. Spring is almost here! I am excited to be able to spend time outside with the kids again.

Anyway, because it's been so warm, I had to dig out my summer clothes. I first put on a pair of shorts that were my favorites last summer and they were too big!!! Then, I got brave and dug out a pair of capris that I haven't worn since 2002 (when I only had one child!). They fit perfectly!

(I know it is silly to have saved a pair of pants that didn't fit for five years, but they were my favorites and they were expensive and I have always hoped to wear them again --- such a girl thing!)

My reward to myself when I meet my inital goal of 150 was going to be a nice pair of jeans that fit. Only 3 pounds to go, but it looks like I might have to buy even more clothes!!! Not a bad problem to have...

I feel so good about my progress. I can do this!

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AMYN73 3/14/2007 2:28PM

    Awesome!! It's so cool to put on clothes and think, "Hey, these actually fit now!" I hope you continue to do well. Good Job!

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