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I'm in my 70s!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

170, that is. I finally got past the 180s and I weighed in at 177. Haven't been there in a while. I can't stop smiling. emoticon

I think the consistent workouts have been key. Even if I don't do a high intensity workout, I move. I walk, I garden, I hike. But for at least 4 days, I Turbo Jam and I've been lifting weights a few times a week. I am drooling over a set of adjustable weights on Amazon, but they cost an arm and a leg. I've been thinking of ways to save for them. I decided to put however many points I get here on Spark People in coins here on my desk. So, in other words, if I get 25 points, I put 25 cents in the jar. It might take me forever, but then again, it's better than just wishing and not doing anything about it. Kind of like losing weight.

so here we go. Another day, another few points in the jar!

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NORWOODGIRL 6/14/2014 9:26PM

    Congrats on your progress! That is so great. I really like your plan for saving for the weight set. Clever!

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The After Party

Monday, June 02, 2014

Had a surprise party for my husband this weekend. I had ordered food for it instead of cooking because, well, my husband is nosy. :) It was a "Guy" meal with pulled pork, cole slaw, wings, beer and the whole calorie heavy, sticky mess. Oh and a friend made camouflage cupcakes. Gotta love Pinterest. Kind of glorious for a good old boy. Not so much for a health conscious gal.

BUT I did make sure I had a veggie platter, steamed vegetables, unsweetened green tea with some monk fruit on the side to sweetened if needed.

Not going to lie; had a few wings, some pork and maybe, just maybe a glass of wine might have passed my lips. I did have tea, I did have some steamed and raw veggies too. I think it was a good compromise since it was one day, and on Sunday I cleaned up, packed up some leftovers in containers for the freezer,(sent most of the leftovers home with others. Share the wealth)

Today the day started with a Shakeology shake with berries, packed a veg heavy lunch, and grilled chicken and the remainder of the steamed veggies for dinner, trail mix ( my own) for a snack to get those good fats in. God knows I had enough of the questionable fats. :)

Here's to a new day of training to be an healthy woman.

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CROWGIRL67 6/3/2014 6:47AM

    100% compliance!! Wow, that is one strict plan. Life is too short for days without dark chocolate. I do try to have "safe" options to go to, and I have to say most days I am the one at the table measuring and weighing my food, but a few days out of the year I let the food scale take the day off. :)

Thanks for the encouragement!

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NORWOODGIRL 6/2/2014 11:44PM

    Keep going! One book I am reading insists on 100% compliance to her plan. Sorry, but I'm human and life happens. I just try to make the best choices at the time. Sounds like that is what you did.

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Still checking off the boxes!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Well, since my last entry I have stayed on course (miracles!) and I am still excited to check of the exercise for the day. Took my measurements and there has been a little tightening here and there, but no big loss on the scale. Ah, well, tightening is fine by me!

Noticed I crave protein now that I've been lifting weights more regularly. Instead of inhaling a brick of cheese (mmm, cheese...) I opted to get some protein powder to whoosh up a smoothie for a snack. Now, I am the first to gripe about fake food, but this seems pretty legit with its ingredients like chia, spirulina, etc., so I am getting over it.

Feeling strong and accomplished. It pushes me to continue and it feels good to feel good about myself. I have a little quote here in front of me at the computer that says, "I am a woman obsessed with becoming comfortable in her own skin." I think I'm getting there.

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NORWOODGIRL 5/30/2014 11:30PM

    Well done!

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ROBBIEY 5/29/2014 9:14PM

  Awesome, keep moving forward!!! emoticon

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MJEFFERSON23 5/29/2014 9:13PM

  Sometimes the journey is easier than other times, but the rewards are great!

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Hybrid Drive

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ha! No, I don't own a Prius (I did for a while though). I've been doing a hybrid workout between Turbo Fire and ChaLEAN Extreme plus walk/jog on the treadmill and stretching. Obviously not all in one day. But boy, I'm a sucker for checking off those workouts on my schedule. After working all day, I actually looked forward to the HIIT workout today. Someone call the cops; my whiny inner child has been kidnapped!

Eating has been healthy, too. I enjoyed the heck out of a steak on Mother's Day, but only had one glass of wine and a big ol' pile of green beans to balance everything out.

So, I've been feeling pretty good, like I'm the driver of my own little hybrid, and things are exciting. Let's see if that translates to a drop on the scale. It doesn't even make me hesitate to get on that darned thing because I know I am doing good stuff for myself.

That has to be a breakthrough. emoticon

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FRANKLY5 5/27/2014 8:07PM

    I hope that you Blog again soon.

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Not as much as I think

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Well, the little Spark People doo hicky I wear to track my activity has been an eye opener. I think I'm a mover and shaker, but sadly I'm more of a dragger and plopper. I average about 2.5 miles a day and of course that's just a bit shy of the minimum. And here I thought I was ready for a half marathon. Not really. Not by a long shot.

I think it kind of bummed me out. I have been feeling a little down lately to begin with and just started to be optimistic again, since we had a little sunshine, a little warmth. I dunno. Just whiny I guess.

Well, I suppose I could look at it as a goal to work on. I guess I can challenge myself to get in that other 1/2 mile somehow. There is no try! Isn't that what that little green weirdo said on Star Wars?

Keep on truckin'.

As I look at my start page, I realized I actually logged in almost 4 miles today. Not such a slug after all!

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CROWGIRL67 5/6/2014 10:25AM

    Thanks, Powerful People!

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NORWOODGIRL 5/5/2014 10:18PM

    Keep on keepin' on. You are doing it!

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