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Day 46 - Snow Day!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Here in CO we're having the biggest snow storm we've had in ages. Got a good 14" in my front yard so far. This means I got a snow day off of my work at a local school, and even my campus where I'm doing my graduate degree is closed (though I don't have any Friday classes anyway, so it doesn't effect me). Down side of being a grad student, while this would be a great day to workout indoors for a good 1-2 hours, I have to work on homework first and foremost. I did at least get one workout in this morning - shoveling the front walk:

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GILABERT 3/25/2012 3:44PM

    hey, just checking to see how you're doing! i'm at csu too. i'm hoping to stay motivated to keep losing weight because I want to enjoy summer! I want to try that water park. lol.

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Day 43 - Fundraiser

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In order to motivate myself, I started a fundraising effort through FirstGiving.

I'm looking for sponsors to donate a set amount to the Denver Rescue Mission per pound I lose. Starting at my current weight until I reach my goal. I'll update the site each week with my progress and (hopefully) a new picture.

Now, back to homework - I honestly don't know how I'm going to get it all done this week and make time to workout, but I've got to try because finishing school and getting healthy are the two biggest goals for this year.

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MICKEYMAX 1/31/2012 9:32PM

    Good luck!

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Day 41 - Homework

Sunday, January 29, 2012

So, I'm in grad school. This weekend I've had to do so much reading it's been difficult for me to get to the gym. I've been trying to do some little things between chapters and articles: getting up to do a line dance I learned Thursday night during commercials in a TV show, lifting a few reps after finishing a section, etc. But I've still been mostly sitting and reading for two days straight. It's driving me nuts because I'm feeling more motivated to go to the gym than to do my homework - but I NEED to finish these readings or I will fall behind in my classes and have even less time to go to the gym later on. I wish I had money to hire someone to read the books to me while I'm on the treadmill or something (the gym I go to does not have those trays that help books stay propped open - and even if they did, I gave up on using them in the past because it as so difficult to turn pages - and there's no way I'd be able to take notes).


Day 37 - Zumba

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Went to my first ever Zumba class tonight and it was quite fun. It was a self-esteem boost too that I was doing better than many of the skinny girls. Clearly dance does not come just from being thin. Having been a dancer, I knew to figure out the 8 counts and then I'd be set - my only problem was not being able to see the instructor very well. It made me miss dance class from back in the day. I'll definitely plan to go back and maybe even stay for the yoga class that immediately follows.

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JERZGURL_NAN 1/25/2012 11:56PM

    It's great isn't it? I've been going for about 4 weeks now 2-3x's a week. I Love It. Monday it was in an open gym and lots of people can observe from up above including my DH and my grandson. That was funny. It's such a great workout and you are correct - a confidence booster. Keep it up 'cause it sure burns calories and is just plain fun. Sweaty but fun :)

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Day 36 - Food Poisoning

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

If I throw it all up, do I have to count the calories from my dinner? I suppose it's better safe than sorry. I would never EVER intentionally purge a meal, but I must admit that I'm somewhat glad for this bout of food poisoning (or whatever it is). After losing 19 lbs. in two months, I feel stalled out. The scale has barely moved in the last two weeks. Maybe this will help me get back on track since it makes me feel like not eating anything and it effectively got rid of most everything I had for dinner last night (and I did overeat a little).

On the other hand, it's hard to stay hydrated. Even drinking water seems to upset my stomach all over again. But I know I need it badly. And it sure isn't making me more likely to hit the gym.

Ahh well, maybe later today I'll feel well enough to take a short walk if nothing else. It would make a nice study break in a day otherwise spent doing homework for hours on end. (Grad school knows no sick days).

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JEEPINRED 1/24/2012 10:59AM

    Feel better. emoticon

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