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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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It's almost time!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The 1st is right around the corner! I can't believe how fast February has gone by. When I decided to really commit to this journey (again), I dedicated to focus on the positives of every day and every situation. I truly believe that this is the reason I've stuck with this and am still going strong. I also decided to celebrate each accomplishment and not set my goals or expectations too high. I've made progress with endurance, flexibility, and strength. My clothes are feeling looser. I've had compliments about my progress, so I'm pleased its noticeable. A big change for me this time around is my weighing in. I decided that the scale should not be my primary focus and that I would not allow myself to be obsessed with weighing in. I weigh in on the 1st of the month and once in the middle of the month. No cheating/peaking at the scale. At first I was afraid that not weighing in would throw me off track- but I've been so focused on staying positive and my other goals that I've seen great progress on the scale. 16 pounds in 1 1/2 months is more than I'd ever expected. I am excited to weigh in on the 1st. Which feels weird... Totally weird.... feeling excited to step on a scale. I think the real difference this time around for me is that I'm happier, less stressed and more positive. Attitude is everything, right? If you can believe it, you can achieve it!!

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TTHINAGAINN 2/27/2014 6:13PM

    Way to go girl! Congratulations on your accomplishment!

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TMCK-40 2/27/2014 2:43PM

  Stay strong

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LEIGHWOMAN 2/27/2014 8:02AM

    I've made the focus of my journey this time just to love myself. I can't believe the difference it has made. I've had 32 years of negative self talk and hating my body, and look where it's gotten me. It's a hard thing to reverse, but you're so right - attitude is everything! With the right attitude things will happen naturally and you'll get where you want to get to. Good on you!

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4MEKELL 2/27/2014 5:39AM

    emoticon You're spirit is infectious! emoticon

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PANDAZONES 2/27/2014 1:19AM

    Good for you! Thanks for your encouragement. I appreciate it.

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LUVKARLA 2/27/2014 12:54AM

    That's awesome! I like your plan. emoticon

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COLLEGEGURL47 2/26/2014 11:58PM

    :) You will do great!! Can't wait to see the results. And the effort you put in is what counts the most. Happy to hear that yo are feeling good.

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EDDYMEESE 2/26/2014 11:54PM

    That's fantastic!!! You have the right attitude and you're doing great!

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Sleep... It's important

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

So I couldn't help but notice, I was kinda cranky today. After only 4 hrs of sleep, I'm sure that's why. I made it to the gym and while on my machine going to it- I could hear a woman talking on her cell phone LOUDLY. So I ignore it, figure, she'll wrap it up soon... She's at the gym after all.... NOPE. I was on that machine for 37 minutes and she yacked the whole time. I had ear buds in- pretty loud and could still hear her. :/

Sleep... It. Is. Important. On a normal day, I would have blocked her out and just focused on me... No sleep + loud lady = me cranky!

Positive notes- almost done with all my water- got just about 11000 steps in. Going to bed early! Nighty night!

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C8TSON 2/26/2014 11:12AM

    I totally get this!!! I was in a swim class the other day and this lady kept getting in my swim space! She wasn't even paying one bit of attention! Normally, I would have just moved away and kept doing my thing, but I got stubborn and just wouldn't move! It was infuriating to me! But, I didn't sleep at all the night before because my baby kept me up most of the night. I think you are sooo right about this. Sleep is vital to every part of our day! Thanks for sharing!

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TMCK-40 2/26/2014 10:29AM

  Cell phones are so inappropriately used. I have issues when people are on them at the grocery store too. Simply rude!

Hang in there and get some sleep.

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MURUMUNA 2/26/2014 5:37AM

    Sleep is important. Well done on your workout and water.

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LUVKARLA 2/26/2014 1:02AM

    Preaching to the choir sista! :) Great job on getting that workout done!

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February is flying...

Monday, February 24, 2014

I can not believe that we are already in the last week of February! My weigh in is on the 1st... just 5 days away. I'm hoping the scale says 264- as it would be achieving my set goal of 1 pound loss per week. But regardless of what the scale says, I know I've made progress. My pants are starting to feel a little baggy. I've come to the conclusion that I will always lose my boobs first, then my butt will start to flatten out a bit, then my legs start to slim... my stomach will take forever and my arms will take forever... but that's okay. Progress is progress. Having done this before (pre-pregnancy) I know that slow and steady is the way to do this. I know my results will not be the exact same this time around as the last time around, as you can't make baby belly skin completely go away. Regardless, I'm glad that I have energy. I'm glad not to be so winded by going up a flight of stairs. I look forward to working out... something I didn't think I'd enjoy again.... so CHEERS to February! It's been a great month thus far and I plan to end it the same!

P.S. Totally kicked butt in steps today! I'm over 13000! emoticon

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LUVKARLA 2/26/2014 1:03AM

    Giddy up! You are rocking February! Keep up the great work.

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LEIGHWOMAN 2/25/2014 8:07AM

    Great job on your steps!!!!

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4MEKELL 2/25/2014 6:34AM

    Haaa! I said the exact thing to my husband on Sunday! He asked if I noticed it (the weight loss) anywhere. I said "Yeah....my boobs!" He agreed. LOL I'm really okay with that. Never understood the gals who want them to be Double D's anyway. The less the better for me!!!!!!!!!! Congrats and I'm rooting for you and your loss! I didn't realize that you and I were about the same size. emoticon

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_MELISSAJOY_ 2/25/2014 3:44AM

    How great! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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    Sounds like you've had a good month! Keep up the awesome step numbers!!

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COLLEGEGURL47 2/24/2014 11:50PM

    :) Glad to hear of all your accomplishments. Finish off strong!

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