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Oops! I did it again!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Sadly, I must report that I thought I could handle an off day from everything and realized I really went over my calorie goal. So, I bought a new small notebook that fits in my purse so even while out an dabout on really busy Sundays I can keep track of what I am eating. Also, I do need to at least walk a mile on Sundays just so I am not taking so much off time...that won't be so bad. So, yeah I messed up yesterday and probably made every day since Wednesday offset, but I am back on track today. Already ate and logged breakfast and am about to get dressed for my walking. Strength is on arms today so i am pretty excited about that since my arm fat sags like blankets. Today and every day is going to be great!

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ARRONAG 2/1/2010 8:46PM

    You are going to do great, Deborah. If you want, I can send you some of the papers we are using at our club in school. We log in and weigh ourselves each Monday. I wish you lived closer so you could walk with us or join us for our meetings. They are every other Monday at 3:30. We have a log-in sheet where we check off our water, if we exercised, how many steps we took during the day(pedometer), and our weekly weigh-ins. I can e-mail it to you if you want. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon You have a beautiful daughter. Let her be your inspiration.

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    Keep truckin forward and don't look back. Thats the key to getting rolling. Then after you got the hang of it and won't punish yourself you can look back over your logs and see your triggers. That has helped me alot. Your doing great, keep it up and WORK IT OUT!

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MARLENE2995 2/1/2010 8:38AM

    Even though you didn't do so good yesterday, you didn't give up! You got right back on track today. emoticon

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Feel The Burn

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I have decided to use a combination of walking/cardio and the strength training on Spark People as my fitness regimen. Feeling great, but today I am really feeling the burn and the soreness. This is when I usually say, "I can't workout, it hurts too much...I'll start up again once it hurts less." I've come to realize that my body can get through it and that keeping it up helps. I have this thing about doing things. If I am going to do something I am going to do it well. However, I have never put this ethic into my health. Sure I have put it on the backburner to care for my daughter, but I am of no use to her if I am not healthy. So, the burn, the aches, the soreness...I need to walk at least 2 miles every day and drink my 64oz of water every day. It is a lifestyle change...a good one that I should be excited about making. I have allowed my daughter's special needs to hinder my ability to work a normal job and get an education already...NO MORE! I have to do something for myself or I am going to drown in a sea of self-pity and I can't allow it. If I can't go to work or school and I am staying home to wait on Aria while she is in school...why not walk, plan meals, organize my leftover storage system or exercise after the housework is done? My sedentary lifestyle = OVER!
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PS- When I started to take notice that I needed to do something I was in March 2008 when I weighed 267lbs. My heaviest ever! I'm only 4'11" so...anyway I was working partime and was down to 250 when I started Spark People. My weight tracker's satrting point is 267 because I feel that this whole weight loss adventure started there and is continuing on now. I am more motivated than ever this time and am very optimistic about it.



Friday, January 29, 2010

I found my Spark People water bottle last night. It's a blue one they sold when I fist signed on to Spark People in March of 2008. I've bought in the first place to help me with my water consumption. It measures 32oz of water at a time and you need a minimum of 64oz in a day of water. So 2 of this bottle equals 8 8oz cups of water. Sounds easy...it's not when you don't like water at all. I usually hate water...but I've come to enjoy it when it's ice cold...and since Wednesday when I walked big time for the first time in my life I've come to find I like water when I am walking too. So, I am hoping to make water consumption just as easy and important as I have made walking to train for 2010 March of Dimes March for Babies. Again, I am really hoping that a good, healthy habit comes out of this. I know it's really only technically day 3, but I am not feeling bad or like I'm ready to give up like all the other times...I'm atually pretty psyched.

PS- My weight loss wishlist includes: emoticon emoticon emoticon
All of these can be found at www.amazon.com by searching Spark People.


Going to win in 2010!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

So, I really walked yesterday. 2 miles indoor and 1 mile outdoor. I must be honest that it felt great. I did 1 mile in today since my daughter is home and not feeling well, but I am going to try to walk no less than 1 mile 5-6 days a week. I figure that in combination with trying to eat better foods and smaller protions should improve my overall health. To me that is what's most important now. I want to lose weight yes, but I am so down and stressed so much more than I want to be. So I want to lose weight, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and feel better all around. 2010 is my year.

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Back in the game.

Monday, September 28, 2009

The 6 week body makeover was doing well, but then it became really expensive to buy all that food. So we stopped. I've discovered on our cable a bunch of free exercise tv so i am going to do some indoor walking until it gets cooler outside. In the mean time I am going to try to eat better and smaller portions. I am just going to do the best I can for now and when our finances get back to comfortable we will go back to the six week body makeover.


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