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Still trucking along!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

I'm starting to feel better. So I'm going to skip the doctor unless I start to feel worse. I hate being sick. But I can still workout and don't feel like I'm going to pass out or anything- so I think I'm fine. I completed my full workout yesterday, accomplishing all my steps. I was under my calorie goal, but did not have the best dinner possible. I need to make better choices, just because I'm under my calorie goal does not mean I had good food. I'm also trying to focus more on my water intake. I had challenged myself to drink two cups of green tea a day. I was doing really well with it and now am suddenly slacking. Never to late to start!

I work late tonight, so I'm going to hit the gym this morning and then hurry to get ready for work. Hopefully before I leave for work I can get hubby to take my progress photo and get it posted.




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4MEKELL 4/3/2014 3:33PM

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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/3/2014 11:28AM

    Woo Hoo! Look at that scale going down! Looks like you are doing great! emoticon emoticon Hope you get to feeling better! emoticon

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C8TSON 4/3/2014 11:27AM

    emoticon Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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Still sick, kinked neck... but still moving!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

So, I didn't make it to the doctor yesterday. I slept away the day. I do feel a little better today. I have a horrible kink in my neck though. It made it very hard to check my blind spots as I drove to work this morning. I need to find a primary care doctor who can see me when I get sick with things like this. Right now my primary care doctor is still listed as my OBGYN, and unless you're pregnant he's hard to get in to see. So, I'm going to start my search and see who I can get in to see- cause I'm sick of being sick. I plan on hitting the gym after work no matter what- I'll just be sure to listen to my body and not push myself too hard.



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C8TSON 4/2/2014 8:53PM

    emoticon Take care of yourself. Anything in the neck and shoulders is just excruciating. Hope you can get in with the doctor you are wanting. emoticon

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LIVE_2_KICK 4/2/2014 9:58AM

    Love the attitude!
Keep pushing even when you don't want to!

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My daily challenge...

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

So here we are... April 1st... my first day of my new challenge to weigh daily. It's more of an experiment for myself more than anything... I've struggled with the ability to weigh myself daily in the past... so I'm doing a little test to see how I'll do this time around. Obviously, I'll be cognisant of my outlook and if I find it's depressing me, I'll stop. My hope and plan is that it will be a motivator and not a de-motivator for me.


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Tuesdays will be my official weigh in days... so that's when I'll be updating my ticker. My goal is just one pound per week... an achievable goal! My hope is, this will get me into the habit of weighing each day and blogging each day.

I'm so sick. I've been fighting it for a week now. I am definitely going to the doctor today- as I don't think this is just a virus that will go away on it's own. Still staying positive and trying to be as active as possible, but I'm going to try to take it easy today and let my body rest. Hope everyone has a fantastic day!!

  
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WANTSRECOVERY 4/1/2014 10:35PM

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CONFUSEDBIRD 4/1/2014 5:10PM

    A woman with a plan and a loss today, yayyyyy!!!! Feel better soon!

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Confession

Monday, March 31, 2014

I've been weighing daily... I told myself this time around I would not obsess over the scale. I had a really hard time with it when I lost 50lbs before kids... So this time around I told myself I would focus on more than the scale. So far I've done that. I measure my progress at the gym, how long I can go without stopping or how high resistance I can take. I measure my steps daily shooting for over 10k each day. I look in the mirror each morning for progress and give myself a mental high five for doing so. All of it has worked and is great... It's the curiosity getting the better of me... I can't wait till the end of the month... I wanna see my number now!

So this has me wondering... Can I handle weighing daily? Or will it bring me down mentally like it did last time?

No doubt my life has completely changed since the last time... I'm in a totally different place... Maybe I can handle it now? Guess there's no way to know except by trying! So the month of April I'll be weighing daily, but only tracking it on my ticker weekly. I'll blog each day and if I find myself getting into the negative/disappointing pit of dispar then I'll go back to my twice monthly weigh ins.

Official weigh in is tomorrow- and I'll try to get my hubby to take my progress pic ASAP.

  
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WANTSRECOVERY 3/31/2014 6:17PM

    Good plan. Remember if you are hitting the pits of depression, you can stop weighing in everyday.

You are wonderful. You are way more than a number on a scale. Good luck this month!

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SOON2BCOURTNEY 3/31/2014 3:55PM

    I weigh myself daily and yes some days it sets me up for disappointment but I feel like most of the time it keeps me on track and gives me a general idea of how I am doing

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DEBBLO 3/31/2014 3:29PM

    I don't weigh in daily cause I can be up 2 lbs. one day and down the next. I weigh in about 2-3 times a week (and NOT the day after I have something salty or alcoholic).
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LADYSHERRY 3/31/2014 2:43PM

    I found that when I weighed myself dailey it just set me up for almost everyday to be disappointed. I wish you luck. You are doing great. There is no need for self sabotage

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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/31/2014 1:26PM

    Personally I like weighing daily, I feel like it keeps me connected to what is happening. Different things work for different people. I feel like if I don't weigh daily, I am like ehhhh I got a week til I weigh in. I can be bad..

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LISASGONNADOIT 3/31/2014 10:31AM

    I struggled for a long time with the same issue. Now I am the total opposite and rarely weigh. Hopefully you can find what works best for you! You can do it!! emoticon emoticon

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Consistency

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I'm enjoying my consistency and finding my stops at the gym are no longer something that I have to push myself to go do... It's more like a daily routine, like showering, brushing my teeth, going to the gym... It's natural. I didn't think I'd ever get to this point. I'm glad I'm here though!

I'm starting to slip on my food choices though. While I always manage to stay under my calories each day, the foods I'm filling those calories with could be healthier... I didn't have to have popcorn at the movies last night, but I had enough calories left so I did. I could have filled those calories with fruits and veggies... Going to start making a more conscientious effort of how to use any extra calories. I'm great with my choices for actual meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) it's the fillers in between that could be better!

I went to the movies last night with my sister and some friends. We saw Divergent. I really liked it. I'm always worried that the movie version will stray too far from the book, but they did a pretty good job.

I'm starting to get a cold. Feeling a little run down this morning. My sinuses are not feeling great and my throat hurts a little. I'll still make it to the gym... I just may take it a little easier tonight.

Only 1 week to weigh in....

  
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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/29/2014 8:27AM

    Life is always evolving and gym and and eating habits will as well. You will find different things that work at different times of your life. I am happy to hear you care finding a pattern to fit into right now that works for u. Hope you are not still sick!

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VANGO79 3/26/2014 10:28AM

    Great job! Consistency is totally the key to sticking with things. We don't have to be perfect, we just have to be consistent. I'm like you, I never thought I would look forward to my workouts. Even on my rest days I feel like I should be working out but I know I have to let my body repair itself.
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