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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Now it moves. The scale. Happy today. 3.4 pounds since last week. The scale didn't want to move and all of a sudden, down it goes. I'm not complaining mind you, I'm just very pleasantly surprised.
Hmm, maybe that extra Zumba class I threw in this week did it. In addition to one extra 3 minute running interval as well. Maybe the new sneakers got me moving more.
I had no mojo to get to the gym today. It's cold, raining and i'm sore from monday (still).
But I went. I ended up walking 4 miles on the treadmill at a fast pace instead of my usual running interval. At least I got out today and wasn't home eating.
I lost another inch off my waist and off my lower ab pouch thingy. I'm still feeling like a house cat with this belly but it's starting to change. Yay Me!
How are you doing? Whats one extra thing you can do this week towards your goals?

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LATTELEE 12/21/2011 1:16PM

  Must feel good for you!

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scale barely moves now

Thursday, December 15, 2011

well, so much for a pound a week. Seems to be .2 pounds per week. My clothes are getting a bit looser and I'm getting more flexible and beat my personal running time. Just by a few seconds, but I did it. I think I'm starting to understand about not obsessing over the scale and numbers now. If I keep plugging along, doing my workouts and setting goals there, careful on food splurges (not feeling starved but still making healthy choices) and keep stretching to keep my back pain away, the weight should just take care of itself. I need to concentrate on my workouts and my food. Not the numbers on a scale. Too discouraging.
I think today I'll buy new running shoes for myself as an early Christmas present.

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JABCLUB 12/15/2011 11:46AM

    Good for you! Sounds like you have a really positive attitude about what you can do! emoticon

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hanging in there

Friday, December 02, 2011

Well, I didn't get on the scale Monday. After Thanksgiving I just felt fat, bloated and swollen. I didn't eat much that day but maybe what I ate was full of sodium??
So I just figured if I stepped on the scale Monday, I might get let down and discouraged. So I didn't. It's okay to do that. I think I have to do a bit better this week to keep on track. Of course PMS set in so that could've been the bloated feeling (TMI for some people, sorry.)
So I'll still wait for next Monday to step on the scale and see what happens. I really hope to see 2 pounds go away from the last 2 weeks. But it's getting into 'the season', so we will see. I continue to try to behave. Not starve myself, just make adjustments to what I'm eating. Slowly but surely with exercise and all the stretching I'm doing, the weight will take care of itself.

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BRONXBABE 12/2/2011 7:03PM

That darn PMS ruins the best efforts!

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hanging tough after Halloween

Monday, November 14, 2011

Boy, it was hard getting back on track after all that candy. I did it. I decided on Saturday afternoon I was going to try to walk/run around my neighborhood. It's a half mile block, exactly.
I did run so much more than I thought I could. I almost made it all the way around. walked the last street before back to mine. I coughed for a good hour afterwards. I've heard from other runners, that happens in the cold when you first start out. They say it will get better.
Sunday was warmer so I tried again. This time I ran to the spot I stopped at and went to the next driveway. I didn't cough so much at all.
Today I was at the gym feeling empowered after knowing I can almost get around the block. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical instead of my usual 30. I did some weights too. I'm getting so much more flexible with all the stretching. My back pain is almost gone. Only a little pain while sleeping. But I can deal with that.
Anyway, I got home from the gym and decided what's another 6 minutes around the block. I ran past that second driveway and to the next one. Didn't cough at all this time.
I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. I think I'll take a spin class and home to run again.
Oh, did I mention I'm down another pound this week? No candy. No candy. No candy.

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TRACEY5280 11/15/2011 9:48AM

    Way to hang tough!

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Halloween is a very tough week for me.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Okay, I barely survived the candy holiday. I got on the scale mid week and was actually down .2 pounds. I was just hoping I didn't gain. Now, here it is the end of my week and I'm 2 pounds up. I'm hoping it's water retention. I'll know next week. Until then, I won't panic. Just keep plugging along.
Candy is gone and I just went food shopping for natures candy, fruit. I found an old plum in the fridge last night. Normally I'd have thrown it out since it was a bit old and soft. But I realized I've had no nutrients in my system at all since the candy night. So I ate it. It was actually the best plum I've ever had. I mean it was soooo goood!!!!!! It was old, but boy did it make me realize just how good fruit is. I'm sure it really wasn't the best plum out there, but being I've been living on candy, it sure seemed like it.
I think I'll go cut up that mango I just bought.....


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