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First Goal

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I made it to my June goal before the end of the month! I'm so excited. Since the beginning of May I have lost a total of 13.4 pounds and I plan to keep going. I set a new goal to be 280 before the end of July, so that gives me about 5 1/2 weeks at about 2 pounds a week to lose. I think I can beat it. I just need to keep exercising and eating healthy to accomplish this.

I felt so happy and ecstatic when I weighed myself this morning. I just need to make sure I don't go back over 290, and if I do, I need to make sure it's short lived. I'm getting closer every day to my goal weight of 140. I want to be able to ride roller coasters again and shorts. I miss shorts--real shorts. I haven't worn them since I was like 10 because I'm so self-conscious about my legs. I can feel some of my clothes getting loose and I'm excited, but with the weight loss I will have to buy new clothes and say farewell to my favorite wardrobe...I don't think I'll miss it too much. I have a pair of pants I've kept for five years, hoping that one day I would be able to wear them. I think I'll wear them for Christmas.

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NORWOODGIRL 6/20/2013 1:33PM

    Your excitement is wonderful - and motivating. Congratulations on making so much progress. It sounds like you set very realistic goals. Well done! emoticon

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Monday, May 13, 2013

I feel like I'm getting closer to my goal of being able to run a mile. Right now I'm just walking, jogging, and sprinting in turn to work my way up to an actual run. I'm too heavy to actually run right now and I don't want to injure myself, which is the reason I've quit exercising before. I just need to break my body down to build it up, and that will mean taking it slow but pushing harder every day.

Today my muscles were aching and I wanted to just crash in bed and stay there, but I forced myself up and out of bed. I stretched on my yoga mat and got on the treadmill, I power walked for 30 minutes, and then I did some strength training with my 5lb dumb bells. I feel great about myself and I now know I have no choice but to keep going. I'm off to do homework now.

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Getting Better

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Today, while on the treadmill, I noticed that instead of sprinting like I'm running from a zombie at 5mph--I was able to do a fast jog. My body is getting in better shape and I can definitely feel the difference. I've been doing a lot of muffin top exercises and my sides are killing, but instead of taking it easy I've been pushing harder. Today I saw an motivational meme that stated "Isn't it better to feel sore than lethargic"...or something like that. I really am terrible at re-quoting people and things. Here's hoping the day continues to go great.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ugh...I am so tired from today! I woke up early to exercise so I could--I had a very busy day! I took my husband to work and then went to work myself. I think my dedication to exercise is increasing because a month ago there was no way I would have woken up an hour early to make sure I could exercise. My calorie intake was incredibly lower than it was the day before, but that was because I was weak and ate some of the lo mein my mom brought home (after I already ate dinner).

On a high note, I have completely given up mayo for avocado, and I think next month I will try to use hummus instead (I hear it's healthier). I've got my salt intake down, which is good because it was really out of control. I bought some 5lb dumb bells because the 3lb I have are too light now.

Whenever I get tired, I just think: in six months I will be the weight I was in high school, and in a year I will be lighter than I was in high school. That is what I am working toward and this time I'm not giving up without a fight. I've been thinking about taking daily pictures at my computer to track a visual representation of my weight loss. This way when I'm feeling down or unmotivated, I can look at the pictures in a high-speed slide show. Maybe it will show me the progress and keep me going. Anyways, I'm tired, so goodnight.

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BFG1984 5/12/2013 5:04AM

    sounds like your doing great, keep going it will be worth it! emoticon

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