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It just wouldn't be summer...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

It just wouldn't be summer if I didn't take a tumble down the steps. This morning, when I was leaving for work, I got to the second to last step, my ankle gave out, and down I went. My lunch went flying (thank god it is ok) and I landed at the bottom on the concrete.

I was going to wear a skirt this morning, but decided on jeans. It is a good thing I did because I think my knee would have been skinned up worse than it is.

Darian and I are going to Hershey Park on the 30th. I am a little nervous. I am afraid I won't fit in the rides. Last time we went, I was able to squeeze in, and I am about 10 pounds heavier now than I was then. I am really hoping that I will be ok. I think I will be, but I am pretty nervous about it. I guess what I have working in my favor is most of the restraint systems are over the shoulder ones and not lap bars/belts. *keeping my fingers crossed*

I am still loving my new bike even if I haven't got the hang of the gears yet. I make it a ways up the hill, and I am peddling my heart out, but my bike isn't going anywhere. I guess I had the gear too high.

I think that is all for now

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NELLJONES 8/13/2011 9:43AM

    I am glad you are OK. Going down the steps is dangerous at any weight.

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weight loss story

Saturday, August 13, 2011

You can, too: Answer "What's your weight story" with these questions! Feel free to respond on your own blog.

1.) How old are you?

2.) How long have you been overweight, obese, or unfit?

Pretty much all of my life except in High School when I was able to maintain a normal weight through bulimia with anorexic tendencies

3.) What made you decide to get healthy?

Something I have never really tried before. I figured I would give it a go, and now it is somewhat of an obsession even if I am not getting anywhere

4.) Has anyone ever made rude/mean comments to you about how you look?

All of the time - thus why I starved myself, puked up my food and cut the bejesus out of my arms when I was in high school

5.) What do you hate the most about your current/starting size?

I have to shop at specialty stores unless I want to wear old lady clothes or a moo moo

6.) What was your favorite unhealthy food before?

fried cheese sticks dipped in ranch dressing

7.) What's some of your favorite healthy foods now?

I have always enjoyed healthy foods - my fave though is fruit. I love love love fruit!

8.) What is the hardest part of this journey?

Not giving up when nothing happens - which is a lot of the time
Also struggling with bulimic tendencies - sometimes it is really hard to convince myself that I don't need to throw up when I just ate something bad

9.) What does your workout regime consist of?
Riding my new bike - elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike - for strength training I am currently hanging with Richard Simmons - we Tone and Sweat together

10.) What do you want everyone to know about you?

I am not giving up. Despite not being able to actually lose weight like a normal person, I am not quitting. I figured eventually something has to give and if I keep trying and keep working, then eventually, I will get results

Now it's your turn............let's hear your "story"

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STARMIZER2000 8/13/2011 7:48AM

  just stay strong

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I am riding my bicycle!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

the last few days have been a lot of fun.

- Wednesday -
Darian and I went bike shopping. First we went to a shop called Spokes and Skis. They had a few nice bikes there, but nothing that I was really in love with. I sat on one bike made by Cannondale, and it just wasn't a good fit for me. I wasn't a fan of their price either, so I thanked them for their time and left.

We went to another bike shop called Pedal Power that has been in Altoona, PA for as long as I can remember. Right a way, the owner (who was also the salesman) helped us. He picked out a Trek 820, and told me to take it out in the Alley way and give it a spin. It was a 14 which was just a little to small for me. I tried the 16 and I knew that had to be my bike! It was a little more than I wanted to spend (ok, A LOT more than I wanted to spend) but I liked it and was comfortable on it, so, I was willing to spend the money on it. My boyfriend also gave me $100 to put towards it.

After that we went to Delgrosso's Amusement Park. We weren't going to ride the rides or anything, but we thought we would go get dinner there and play some mini golf. I did well staying on track, and didn't eat over my range at all. I had a Marrianna's Hoagie. It was so awesome - yummy! We played some games and I am pretty sure that my back is hurting from playing Ski-Ball. Yes, I threw my back out playing a children's arcade game. Playing mini-golf was a lot of fun too! I am got off to a rocky start, but was doing pretty well about the 4th hole.

- Thursday -

Today we got up around 11 then went straight to lunch. I did a brunch kind of thing. We went to Subway and I got a footlong Buffalo chicken sub w/ cucumber and onion. I am not really sure what one is supposed to put in a Buffalo Chicken sub. I don't like Ranch dressing on anything except fried food. Cucumber and onion seemed like a safe option.

After that, we were on our way to his parents house to pick up his bike, and when we crossed over the railroad tracks, we heard an awful noise. He thought we got a flat tire. That would have been horrible because he didn't have a spare. He pulled over, and checked it out, but couldn't see what was wrong. We decided that since we were only about 5 miles from his parents house, we would limp the truck there to assess it further. When we got out, I looked and it was sitting lopsided. The bracket that holds the coil spring in the front end of the truck rusted through, and gave out.

Him and his dad put it up on the trailer and towed it to the garage, while I followed in his grandmother's station wagon. We then took the wagon into Pedal Power and picked up my bike.

I took it for a test run to the church and back (appx 1.2 miles round trip) when we got home. I don't have the hang of the gear thing yet. I had to push it up the hills. Which was still a pretty awesome workout! After dinner I rode again to the church and back. I made it a little further up the hill, but still didn't make it all of the way. i guess it is just going to take some practice.

I think that is all for now!

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-POOKIE- 8/12/2011 4:42AM

    emoticon I might get mine back out now I dont live at the seaside where its always windy!

I have a park I could go to.

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My new bike (photo blog)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

This is my new bike.

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-POOKIE- 8/12/2011 4:44AM


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ANDYLIN90 8/12/2011 12:50AM

    Love the color...nice ride!

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MEGA_MILES 8/11/2011 8:10PM

    Woohoo!! Thes best day of my recent life was bringing the new ride home. I hope you enjoy yours half as much as I enjoy mine!!!

Ride on!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KA_JUN 8/11/2011 6:05PM

    Hey, hey, nice ride! Hit some trails with that bad boy!

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MRS420 8/11/2011 5:26PM

    Nice! I see you decided on a mountain bike :) I am jealous :P

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THATGALNIKKI06 8/11/2011 5:16PM

    I like it! emoticon

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so excited!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I am going tomorrow to pick up my new bicycle!

I will post pics and have a lot more to talk about -

Today was awesome - I had a great day with my boyfriend - even though we ate dinner at the amusement park, I didn't go overboard with treats - all in all I am happy with myself.

Can't wait to get my bike and ride it tomorrow!

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MRS420 8/11/2011 1:30PM

    What kind of bike did you decide on? Bikes rock!

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-POOKIE- 8/11/2011 4:03AM

    emoticon fun fun!

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SARAHNICOLE__17 8/10/2011 11:26PM

    What kind of a bike???? I want a road bike soooooo bad. You know, for triathalons.

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DOGMOMMY 8/10/2011 11:26PM

    Have fun with your new bike! Way to stay strong temptations at the park!

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