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Ohhhh...a Body Bugg!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I have been eyeballing a Body Bug for about two years now. It's just the price that has always stopped me from buying one.
So...here is my fitness story; it is life changing!

It was Nov 2008 that my doctor finally said to me..."You are diabetic". I really hated hearing that. Overweight starting at the age of 5ish, I have always had great check-ups so hearing I actually had something wrong, (minus the whole "weight" issue.) pissed me off! But then again... I also hated the way I felt... Physically.

Coming off of a hospital stay in March of 2008...I really felt a sharp decline how i felt, how I moved, and how I lived. The recovery I had was a few months long and I slept ALOT! I was at my worst by the time I hit that Nov doctor appt. I could not even manage to lift myself up off the couch. I hated shopping in any way...it meant walking and standing. The pain hit my lower back, my hips, thighs and feet. And the sweating...what was up with that?

I enjoyed Thanksgiving fully...and hit the gym by Dec 1st.
OUCH!!!!

Tried the treadmill first. Four minutes in at walking 2.0mph...I thought I was going to DIE. By six minutes in...I had to stop. I thought I was dead! It was the heavy breathing, sweating and pain that told me I was still alive.
So...tried the bike. Better...but my knees sure did not enjoy it...and neither did my rear end on the seat. But the pain was less on the bike so it became my main choice at the time.
I also did some weights for my upper body. This was easy...I got to sit down on the machines!
My only goal was to get 30 minutes of "something" a day and the goal was 3 to 4 times a week. With my sisters help...I managed to meet the 3x's a week goal at least. Good weeks were when I got myself there on that 4th day!

About a month in...I started trying to walk the track. The track is 6 laps per mile and I remember my first lap well. That lap took 5 min and 30 seconds to get around but I was soooo excited. I did step off the track to rest and catch my breath...but I found a new goal to make. To walk that lap every gym day and try and add an additional lap per week.

Fast forward to summer. I was down 60pds and I was able to walk 2.2 miles non-stop! Taking 55 minutes on average, but I was doing it 4 to 5 times a week. By September, I was able to walk in the morning before work and after work...for a total of 5 miles a day!!!

How did I feel? Fantastic! Still dealt with pain my my feet...but it has been so worth it! My "life" in every aspect has improved greatly. I don't struggle getting up from the couch, I love going shopping again and walking the stores with my husband. I went to the fair and instead of finding a place to sit as often as possible...we traveled the fair grounds for hours! I am able to say "We are standing still too long; my feet are hurting. Lets get walking so the pain goes away!" To CHOSE to walk to get rid of pain instead of sitting...that is still mind-boggling to me.

I have been struggling with that number on the scale...but through it all, I continue to workout. It's still rough at 430 pds, but I am able move! Were I used to be lifeless...now I am living!

So that is my fitness story; only 1 year in and it is life changing to me!

  
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DALMATION77 10/20/2009 9:32AM

    Haha...sorry. I didn't realize how it sounded! I signed up for the contest to win a Body Bugg. But your right...the title sounds wrong now!
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SAPNA. 10/20/2009 9:23AM

    I didnt know what to expect when I read the tiltle of your blog. I never thought of exercise. lol. Good for you. I wish you well.
Myrna.

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I've been away...but never forgot SP

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's been a while since I spent time on SparkPeople, but I have not forgotten SP. Still at that irritating same spot as months prior. My activity and exercise has almost doubled...but I don't get results.

So...from Labor Day weekend...(and week); I was bad and gained 8 pds. Ouch...I WAS REALLY BAD! Saw my doctor the same week and at least my AC1 has stayed the same...but they were not too happy that since April I have not lost additional weight. They were of course very happy with my activity level. (I can now walk a daily 5 miles!)

So...I am dropping everything and going back to "SIMPLE".
Simple is when I had results.
Simple is when it was easy.
Simple is when it was not a chore.
Simple is when I thought "I can make this a life style change".
Simple is when it was fun and exciting.

3 goals this week. Get to the gym, track food, and drink the water. That's it! Nothing complicated, time demanding, and no "I don't want to" excuses!

Lets see what happens!
Later!

  


Stay tuned (Part 2)...I think I have figured out how to pass my platue!

Friday, June 19, 2009

OK!!!!
Sooo....so far; so good since my last blog!

This walking twice a day thing is REALLY seems to be working it 's magic.
Since the 9th of June, I had 8 extra pds to lose from where I hit my platue. And I have walked my butt off since the 9th. I currently have successfully LOST the gain 8 pds...and I am back at my platue weight once again!!!

"Yaaaaa ME!"
I really thought I was going to fail...or that I already did fail and all the weight I did lose...was going to come back to me. Losing what I have gain...sure is a great motivator to keep going once again!
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So now...all I need to do is lose 2.5 pds...and i will have passed my platue AND be at a new weight-loss success of 60 pds.
2.5 pds...Goal is one week! This sooooo can be done!

I'll blog again by the 26th to post update...or sooner if I make that 2.5 loss!!!!
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SOOOO EXCITED AGAIN!!!
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Later all!

  
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WILLOWWINDS 6/19/2009 8:46AM

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Stay tuned...I think I have figured out how to pass my platue!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ok...so I started walking 30 min on my lunch break. And then still walking my 60 min after work.

Three EXHAUSTING days in...they scale has dropped me down four pds!!!

"WHAT????"

Yes!!!! Four pounds!!!

When I lost nothing since April...and even gained 8 back...I was totally bummed!
But in three days...and four pds dropped...I'm on cloud nine!!!!

Gonna keep this up. Walking twice a day. I'll let you know what kind of success I am seeing!

"OH...SO EXCITED!!!"
Later!

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LESLIEBROWN1 6/11/2009 9:44AM

  Congrats on the weight loss. As a 50 year old I am well aware of the importance that regular exercise plays in your weight loss. You look a lot younger than 50 so build in those habits now and you will never regret it.

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PMWALKER 6/11/2009 9:05AM

    Congrats! I will stay tuned! I've been doing the same plateau as you and it's frustrating. It's so nice to see someone overtake the plateau beast. Way to go! Keep on walking.

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ummmmm...

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Tough losing weight...and I hate it! Constantly falling off the tracks, picking myself up, and falling again...

At least I got good news from the doc. My blood sugar's have remained the same. (What's it called again??? HCL's???) I thought I would go backwards with my sugars...but I stayed the same. At this point in time...holding steady is excellent! I would be depressed and really in trouble if my numbers were worse.

But...at least I have picked myself up again today. And so far...I have not been de-railed! Already got a 30 min walk in. Been really great on my food today. (Oh...i forgot to track...i'll need to go add to my food diary.) And my "plans" for after work are really positive! (Of course after work is where I usually fall down again.)

Second by second...I plan to keep my balance today! I only need to make it through another 8 hours of the day till bedtime!
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