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Just another Monday

Monday, March 03, 2014

I did something to my lower back. It's been bothering me today. I took ibuprofen and was going to skip the gym- but decided exercise and stretching might make it better as long as I didn't push too hard. It isn't feeling as stiff now. Guess tomorrow will tell if it's made it any better or worse.

Got all my steps in. Stayed under my calories. Almost done with my water. Overall a good day!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/4/2014 8:32AM

    I hope you feel better! Great day other than pain!

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4MEKELL 3/4/2014 6:16AM

    I've been having this on and off for a few months now. A visit to the chiropractor helped but definitely need to see her again. BTW...thanks for the spark you left on my page. I too am praying that my MIL passes peacefully and can be freed from this cancer that has taken hostage of her body these past 5 yrs.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!! emoticon

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LUVKARLA 3/4/2014 2:01AM

    Great Job! emoticon

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COLLEGEGURL47 3/3/2014 11:22PM

    :) Glad to hear! Feel better and have a great day tomorrow.

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CTICKET 3/3/2014 10:36PM

    It's hard when your body tries to talk you out of exercise. Way to power through it!

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New Challenge!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

So I've joined a challenge, finally. This is the first one I've joined since coming back in January and I'm really excited for it. It's the Blooming Beauties Challenge on the DONE being a Fat Girl team. Our first mini challenge was to post a "before" pic and I just happened to take my progress pic today- so here it is...

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PORSCAD 3/4/2014 11:02PM

    So glad to be doing this challenge with you! You look great! Can't wait to see your After pics :D

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    You look awesome! What a difference a year makes.

I saw watch out March!

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LUVKARLA 3/3/2014 1:01AM

    emoticon Off to a great start. Keep up the good work!

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COLLEGEGURL47 3/3/2014 12:00AM

    :) You look great! Good job.

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HLTHAPPINESS4C 3/2/2014 10:07PM

    I'm glad to be your team mate!! You look very pretty. This picture is emoticon
I hope to do my blog tomorrow. Thing is I don't have any jeans that fit...so I'll be in my famous sweats. LOL! Let's rock this challenge! emoticon emoticon Cynthia

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STACYR31 3/2/2014 9:28PM

    Great "before" pic! You are going to do great on the challenge!

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WIFE48 3/2/2014 8:30PM

    emoticon Look'n good.

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WINDMILLS18 3/2/2014 8:16PM

    Yay! You are already a Beauty, but I can't wait to see your progress in this challenge!
Peace and Love,

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March 1st

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Why I thought it would be a good idea to eat at a Indian buffet the day before weigh in, is beside me. I never eat at buffets. This is certainly my reminder, that weight can be put on very quickly and takes much longer to take off.

While I wasn't happy with the number on the scale today, I am happy with the progress I have made since recommitting in January!

Weight: down 14.4 lbs
Body Fat: down 1%
BMI: down by 2.3
Progress: showing a 5.1% change

In a way I'm happy that I didn't see what I expected on the scale this morning. For me it was the thing I needed mentally to keep on track for really great results...

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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/2/2014 2:20PM

    Wow you are doing so awesome!!!! Well just think how great next weighin will be when the salt from the buffet food goes poof!

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Not all goes as planned...

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Today was simply one of those days. Was supposed to get to the gym early and forgot to set my alarm. We went to meet with an accountant to straiten out our taxes and was going to go after that- but we ended up hanging out at my Dads longer then planned. Jeff was going to dinner with his parents tonight, ironically at a restaurant right next to my gym. So we decided he'd take the kids with him and drop me at the gym while they ate. But then my 2yr old got sick in the car. So I stayed home with her and hubby took my son to dinner. She just wanted to be held so I spent the majority of my day sitting.

Not every day is going to go as planned. Make the best of every day- regardless of the plan.

My son got to have alone time with his dad, which always makes him feel special. I got to snuggle with my baby girl. We got to catch up with my dad, which was long over due. I ended up getting all my steps in by walking one side of the apartment to the other, for an hour.

Each day is filled with great things. We just need to open our eyes and see it!!

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EDDYMEESE 3/2/2014 2:14PM

    Fantastic job! You ended up having some much needed time with your baby and your husband and son got to have a nice time to bond, too! Great job getting your steps in!

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LEIGHWOMAN 3/1/2014 9:17AM

    Way to go with going with the flow even though you couldn't go to the gym. Having sick kids really sucks - it's so painful to watch them and just feel helpless. And I don't deal well with puke so that's always fun. Good for you!!!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 3/1/2014 8:06AM

    You made it work! I hate those days when you gotta walk in circles to get your steps. We should call eachother and get those steps on the phone =P

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

As I walked into the gym at 10 this morning, I watched as someone sat with their blinker on, waiting for "the closest possible parking spot" to the door. I couldn't help but think, wow... is this irony or what? They sat there and waited with their blinker on as a mom with three kids loaded up her mini van, strapped them all in, then finally started to pull out. Personally, I take every opportunity to get in as many steps as possible... therefore, I park as far away from the door as possible. Just a little irony for the day...

I got this exciting email alert today from fitbit! Crazy to think I've walked that far already!

I'm over my 10,000 steps for the day and will likely have more before the night in through, as I'm closing and need to walk the whole building. Calories are right where they need to be. I just need to finish off this 22 oz. water bottle and I'll be good there. I'm finding each day easier and easier to achieve my set goals. Which is exciting and relieving at the same time. I like that it's getting easier and I'm finding that I'm pushing myself just a little bit more the easier it gets.

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DEBBLO 2/28/2014 3:46PM

    I try to park farther away too. And now that I have a newer car, I don't like to squeeze into close spots either.
Keep up the good work.

PS Irony - I order a diet coke with a hamburger ! LOL

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BECKY0111 2/28/2014 7:06AM


Love this!


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MYSTIQALWOLF 2/28/2014 12:59AM

    Way to GO. It can be addictive going for the 10000 steps a day. I used to be a person who wanted to park close, now I tell my boyfriend "back here is fine". Fitbit is my best friend for getting in those steps for the day.

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COLLEGEGURL47 2/27/2014 11:48PM

    :) I get the parking lot thing. It's funny.

Good job to you!! Keep up the great work! It is a good feeling to set goals and stick to them.

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