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Determined!

Monday, April 28, 2014

So the knee injury set me back in terms of my consistency. One week gym free set me on a slippery slope. I'm determined not to let it derail me completely! I packed my gym clothes and plan on hitting it on my way home from work! Slow and steady, so that I don't injur myself again.

I set a personal goal for myself to lose 25lbs by my birthday (5/13). I'm determined to reach that goal!! Then my next personal goal will be another 25lbs by New Years... I can do it!!



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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
April 16th: 257.6
April 17th: 259.5
April 18th: 258.4
April 19th: 261.2
April 20th: 260.5
April 21st: 260
emoticon Goal: 261.7 YAY! 259.4! Goal Met!
April 22nd: 259.4
April 23rd: 259.4
April 24th: 259.3
April 25th: 255.8
April 26th: 255.8
April 27th: 257.9
April 28th: 258.2
emoticon Goal: 260.7
April 29th:
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PORSCAD 4/28/2014 11:42PM

    You can definitely do it!

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LIBRAWN24 4/28/2014 10:59PM

    Yes u absoulty can!!!!

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DEBBLO 4/28/2014 5:17PM

    You Can Do It!!!!
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Knee

Thursday, April 24, 2014

So I went to the dr. She checked out my knee along with many other things. The good news is that thanks to me taking several days off from the gym, there was no pain or swelling. She moved it around and it wasn't catching on anything. The only real way to see is to go get an MRI. She's not making me do that unless this happens again. So, fingers crossed it won't. She's letting me start back at the gym slowly with the bike and light walking. "Take it slow!" was her mantra. So I went last night on the bike for 35 min. my knee did feel a little sore.... but it isn't swollen this morning and it doesn't hurt. So, I'm going to give it a try again this morning and see how it goes.

Easter was great. The kids had fun. Lots of yummy foods and candies that I should not have eaten. Given that I wasn't going to the gym or getting a burn, it's really a miracle that I didn't gain. I should have kept blogging each day, but I wasn't being very positive and didn't have anything good to say. I still weighed in daily and just tracked it on the notes in my phone. It's good to be back and feeling semi normal again... I'm just really scared of injuring myself again....



Ready, set, GO! emoticon
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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
April 16th: 257.6
April 17th: 259.5
April 18th: 258.4
April 19th: 261.2
April 20th: 260.5
April 21st: 260
emoticon Goal: 261.7 YAY! 259.4! Goal Met!
April 22nd: 259.4
April 23rd: 259.4
April 24th: 259.3
April 25th:
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emoticon Goal: 260.7
April 29th:
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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/26/2014 5:15PM

    So glad you're able to get back into the gym! And great job on doing well over Easter! You're doing great! emoticon

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Knee Injury

Friday, April 18, 2014

So I'm not sure how bad of an injury I have. But I know I did something.... I was on the elliptical doing my normal routine when I felt a pop in my right knee. It was not painful or anything... But still I got off and flexed, stretched, moved around, it didn't hurt at all. So thinking it's just like when you wake up and your joints pop from time to time, I finished my workout. That was at 10am this morning. By the time I got to work at 2pm it was feeling stiff and starting to swell. Fast forward to now (10pm) and it's still stiff. It doesn't hurt when I'm just sitting here. When I walk it's just kindof a dull ache. The pain is on the top of the knee cap. I've got a dr appt for Monday, so I'm getting that checked along with everything else that needs to be checked. Until then, my mom (who is an RN) has advised me to keep it elevated, ice it, take ibuprofen and relax. This couldn't have happened at a worse time! No gym=no burn, which means I'll have to really be careful as to what I eat. With Easter Sunday coming (a big celebration with my family) I don't know how great the scale is going to look this week. I'm just hoping I pulled or sprained it and that with rest it will get better. I'm not going to be happy if I tore something and need surgery. That will suck. For now, taking it easy and giving myself time to heal.



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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
April 16th: 257.6
April 17th: 259.5
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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/21/2014 10:30PM

    Oh gosh! Injuries suck so much! You can stay on track and even keep losing if you can stick to your diet. That's the hard part though. emoticon I hope the injury isn't too serious and you can get back to working out quickly. emoticon

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LIBRAWN24 4/19/2014 11:22PM

    Take care! Don't push yourself til after you see hour docter. You don't want to hurt yourself more!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 4/19/2014 9:05AM

    Did you try soaking it in a hot bath? I feel like warm baths can do magical things. I hope it's not too serious! Have a nice Easter!

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ZRIE014 4/18/2014 12:38AM

  take care of of yourself

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Running...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yesterday was a busy work day. We were hosting VP's from our corporate office. So we had a catered lunch and went out for a fancy dinner. Not the best day calorie wise. I had known the day would be packed with food, etc. So I was sure to pack my gym clothes. After I left the restaurant, I was thinking to myself- "I am so tired" and "would it be that bad if I skipped". Then I thought through all I ate throughout the day and realized it's not something that should be skipped... and although I was feeling tired a light workout would be better than no workout at all. When I got to the gym I decided to take it easy and just walk. My phone battery was a bit low and I hate working out without music. So I started my walk and 20 minutes in, I turned my attitude around. Why if I'm already and the gym, already moving and I taking it "easy"? So I remembered I'd loaded a Couch to 5K podcast on my phone. It's been years since I've attempted running. The first round is intervals of 60 second runs with 90 second recovery times. I can't believe I completed it! I've not ran since before my kids.... mainly due to weak bladder issues- but I did it and had no bladder issue to speak of. My only complaint was afterward my feet and knees were killing me. I think I need to be down another 25 pounds or so before I try it again. I don't want to injur myself. The elliptial and treadmill is much easier on my knees and feet. Not to mention, my shoes are kinda cheap. So, until I can afford an nicer, more supportive pair, I'm not going to push it.



Ready, set, GO! emoticon
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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
April 16th: 257.6
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emoticon Goal: 261.7
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LIBRAWN24 4/17/2014 11:21PM

    We are totally on the save wave length!!! I have never attempted one of those couch to 5k things I may have to take a look into that to add to my routine ;)

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C8TSON 4/17/2014 10:48AM

    emoticon Keep up the great work! I know what you mean about the C25K. I was going to start on that, and my chiro wanted me to strengthen my core first. It will come with time. emoticon

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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/16/2014 10:51PM

    Great job on busting that run out and getting after it! I've done the Couch to 5K program before and really liked it. I don't run much anymore but thinking about starting again. Again, good job! emoticon Another day done and put towards your goal!

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KLMAYS08 4/16/2014 9:55PM

    You're doing great! I have gone backwards all the way around for the last two weeks! I'm really struggling to get back on track. I'm dreading our April 22 weigh-in. Keep up the awesome work! Every moment counts :)

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PORSCAD 4/16/2014 6:50PM

    Way to go girl! I too want to run but it hurts my knees. Your story motivated me emoticon

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I'm okay....

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So after my binge and TOM hitting and the weigh in yesterday, I'm feeling better this morning. My first week of this challenge (of weighing daily) was so great, that it made my second week disappointing. Every day is different. Every week is different. I had made the mistake of readjusting my goals and I was so disappointed about not hitting my "new" goal, that I didn't even pay attention to the fact that I had beat my origional goal by 2lbs! Why were my origional goals not good enough? Why did I feel like I had to do more? Why didn't I just continue to celebrate what I have achieved? NO MORE NEGETIVE THOUGHTS!! NO MORE SELLING MYSELF SHORT!! I've done well! I'm proud of what I've done. I will continue to do well!



Ready, set, GO! emoticon
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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
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emoticon Goal: 261.7
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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/16/2014 10:48PM

    Our mind is a crazy place sometimes. Those negative thoughts will get you every time if you let them. You are doing great recognizing them and turning them around. You should be proud of that weight loss! You're doing emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 4/16/2014 8:27AM

    You are two pounds lower then u wanted to be on your period. Seriously dude you are doing wonderful!

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LIBRAWN24 4/15/2014 11:04PM

    U should be proud of ever single little step... Even if its a negative......u ask..Y be proud of a negative??? Because it creates a learning experience! It creates a moment to pull upon for inspiration.

The idea of weighing yourself ideas promotes accountability but it also promotes relying on the scale for your mood. You can drink a glass of water or not empty your bladder fully and that can effect the scale. Once a week, at the same time is all the accountability you need! And SP of course ;)

So, don't pull a me and let your mood be affected by your scale. One year I had a goal in mind for my birthday... When I stepped on that scale and I didn't see onderland I was devesated where I broke into tears at the gym that morning and had to leave. Crazy right.....exactly!!! And the very next week it was there. Now I fight to get back to it and I do that with sparkera and supporters by my side!


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