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trying AGAIN...

Monday, June 24, 2013

You only fail if you quit, right?! Ug. Have just let things go so badly...and now I'm up to my highest ever (again-at least I didn't PASS it, right?)...Have to buckle down and make better decisions and start working out again!
Here's to the umpteenth time of trying! Hopefully this time I'll figure out what keeps getting in my way!

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KIM___ 6/24/2013 10:12AM

    This is my umpteenth time, too. We've all been there. I have figured out some of the things that get in my way while being on this up and down path. That kept me from being 'highest ever'. It is still a journey. Good luck!

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Still going...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Managed to continue with fair workouts both Thursday and Friday as well as maintaining my diet. Debating on going to the gym today as I've had a bad cough the last few days as well...will probably try and take it easy and get most of my burn doing some cleaning around the house and playing with the dogs. Maybe some xbox kinect games too! Looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow! (did i just say that?!)


Found my motivation! (for today)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wow! So, yesterday I was struggling with the motivation...having a hard time getting started, etc...But I DID eat an almost perfect diet (per guidelines provided-just a little low on fiber) AND got a workout in.
Then, this morning, the scale showed a 2+ lb LOSS! Honestly, I weighed 3 times to make sure it wasn't a fluke (occassionally my scale messes with me because it hates me). I hopped off and got straight to a work out. Then I had a small breakfast with some extra B vitamin suppliment. Went a little crazy with lunch at Applebees, but still have room calorie-wise for a sensible, small dinner.
AND I got in 2 more workouts for a total of 105 minutes today working out! I've burned 300 more calories than my goal for the week...and I've got 3 days left!
Funny...you would think seeing an increase on the scale would motivate me- but it always bums me out and makes me feel like giving up. Seeing a good loss today really helped. Or maybe it was the B vitamins...or a combination of both. Either way, I hope to repeat the formula tomorrow! Probably won't weigh in, but will start the day with a workout and vitamins/breakfast and eat sensibly. Hope to see a great loss on Sunday! (official weigh in day)

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/22/2013 10:18PM

    Sounds like you are doing an awesome job, keep up the momentum!


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Biggest Loser

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

*thanks to those who read my last blog! I was a bit surprised!*

Now, here's what was really on my mind...
Almost every episode of "The Biggest Loser" at least one contestant is confronted with some horrible thing in the past that has caused them to gain weight, or has kept them from losing the weight. I take these moments seriously and try to listen, and have tried digging deep to figure out what it is that is preventing me from success. (well, I haven't failed yet, because I haven't quit- but you know, it seems like I keep battling the same 2-3 lbs over and over and never really make any significant strides) In some cases it's like the trainers are determined to find something to make the person face so that they will be more successful. But dig as I might, I really don't think there is an 'emotional' element to my weight gain, and difficulty in losing it. Not to say I'm not emotional, and I know a few triggers that make me go off the plan now and then...but honestly, I think I'm just LAZY and LOVE bad food.
It's strange because once I actually start working out, I do pretty good at it. If I have the time, I do good workouts. But it's the getting started that always seems so difficult. As badly as I want to lose weight - and it's REALLY REALLY bad - I have the worst time getting off my computer and working out (oh, don't worry, I've already done a mediocre workout today ;)) or getting off the couch...
anyhow...just some thoughts...I'd love to hear others thoughts on this. Does there really have to be a 'problem' that is keeping you fat? Couldn't it be that someone is just lacking motivation?
I guess that's what really confuses me....I KNOW how badly I want to get rid of the weight. I KNOW what to do to lose it (in general)...and yet it seems SO hard to get up and do a work out, or avoid that extra serving of something really delicious....
I have recently bought some B vitamin suppliments...maybe that will help.
Anyhoooo that's all for now.

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DANALOUISE5 2/20/2013 7:41PM

    Yep, I'm not convinced everyone has emotional ties pulling them down. Maybe having something to "blame" helps some folks get motivated.

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MAGA99 2/19/2013 8:50PM

    I also due to BL have been trying to figure out a few thing

yes I m an overly emotional person but it does not cause me to eat; when I do over eat it is cause of how good the food tasted or I m hungry n my stomach was growling

I have dealt w the bad things that happened to me as a child

so the only thing I can think of is that I m just lazy n not getting enough of a workout n mayb that is y I m not losing

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

wow. I just realized it's been over a year since I did a blog entry! Not sure anyone reads them anyhow....but just in case...
the good news: Last year I posted one of my goals was to buy a house.
Love our new house with a big yard for the 'girls' (dogs) to play in and lots of space for us humans, too :)

I had more on my mind...but got side tracked....more later :)

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SPSPSP1 2/19/2013 12:27AM

    Congrats! What a huge accomplishment!

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JESSICA_STULTZ 2/19/2013 12:19AM

    Just for good measure.. I read this blog! Glad to see you succeeded in buying a house.. That's a big accomplishment! I want to be able to buy a house one of these days. Renting is no fun!

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