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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

In the past eight weeks I've lost 17 pounds, had two minor setbacks, and really changed my life by adding a dimension of consistency, a good general feeling of health, and a massive amount of productivity. I think that by adding exercise, I've ended up increasing my energy and am able to get more done - which for me is huge.

I've also been able through the use of Sparkpeople to start itemizing things in my life that need to get done, setting goals and achieving them. I do think that I schedule myself far too heavily, but at least I am seeing progress. This is one of the best things that I could have done for myself. I must say that since becoming a mom, I haven't taken much time for myself and it feels good to be able to do more for me. I can't be much use to the kids if I am too heavy and sluggish to do anything other than the basics for them.

The other thing that has been a big support and motivation throughout this journey is my relationship with God. I feel that I am being helped along the way and that I'm not alone. I don't much like to push a higher being or believe system on anyone as in my life I haven't enjoyed it pushed on me, but I have to say that this has been a large part of my success and helping me turn certain things around in my life that need to be adjusted. Getting healthy and in shape is only the beginning of this journey, but it was the starting point that I needed to start at. Until next time....

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Going into Week 6

Monday, February 08, 2010

The hardest part of all of this is the eating thing. I start craving sugar in the afternoons and start getting the munchies. In five weeks however, I have burned about 11000 calories and lost 11 pounds!!! Awesome. I can't complain. I am feeling more energy and am feeling the healthiest I have felt in years. I have to say that this is the longest I've ever kept up my quest to exercise and be healthier and know that immediate results which I've always sought out are not possible. I think this is awesome!!! I pray each night that I keep up the good work!

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CHEFFIEGAL 2/9/2010 11:47AM

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So far

Friday, January 22, 2010

Why do I keep falling off the exercise and healthy eating wagon??? Why do most people???? Here are the things that adding my exercise regimen have done for me and my goals: 8 lbs lost this month, I am drinking water more and soda less, I am getting a routine for myself down, I am drinking water more and exercising more therefore I am eating less, and I am more conscious of what I am eating, did anyone realize that cookies were about 140 calories if you buy them prepackaged for two cookies? Is it really worth that? It takes me about twenty minutes on either my bike or treadmill to burn 140 calories, and do I really stop with just two? Does the average person? Adding exercise and eating healthy has given me more energy helped me fight the winter blues, and shown me once again that if you truly work at something, you get end results. Wonder if I will say that when I plateau???? LOL. Things that may detour me from my exercise and healthy eating pattern, cravings??? Yeah, but so far they haven't been so bad. Getting a job, whoa the whole routine then goes out the door. I have already proven the whether or not the kids are home from school does not detour me. The other thing exercise has added to my life is 90 minutes of reading by way of audio books. Fabulous, I can't complain there. So there are just so many benefits, why do I always forget this. I view my time exercising as my time! And I appreciate my time, this is something I need to do for myself.



Thursday, June 04, 2009

I've spent most of my adult and teenage life trying to battle the bulge so to speak, I've thought about it, obsessed about it and even did it once. I have to say, I have this list of goals and they barely used to change. Now I have checked several goals off my list....keep kitchen clean, quit smoking, combat roseacea, finish catering school and now lose weight. Diets always used to be so hard for me, this one is easy. It is easy to get out and walk each morning and easy to stay within my calorie range, fat range, and protein range. Carbs are a problem, I am under each and every day. :( I don't feel like I am starving, it isn't bothering me and I am even having ice cream or frozen yogurt every night and if I'm really good....I get syrup. I think that that alone keeps me going. I don't feel so deprived and that is just so important. I really don't have a lot of urges to cheat. Fabulous.

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    Keep up the good work!

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JIBBIE49 6/5/2009 12:12AM

    Cravings and urges to cheat are awful, and signs of Insulin overload. That is why they are saying now that using artificial sweeteners and things like Diet Soda, make the brain think you are about to eat SUGAR and your pancreas then releases Insulin into the blood stream to get ready for the quick arrival of the sugar, but when it doesn't come, then you have cravings and hunger to get more calories into the bloodstream. I read that drinking diet soda doesn't help because you make up the calories in additional food. Not good.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

y do I always forget that I enjoy walking the dogs? Or that exercise makes me feel physically better, less tired and sluggish, as well as just generally upbeat?

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JIBBIE49 5/28/2009 11:22AM

    Thanks for adding me as a FRIEND. I am here for support. I subscribed to your blog. I don't leave long comments on them, unless you ASK for an opinion as I think blogs are more about venting than wanting replies.

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    probably the same reason I do, lol

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