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146.5 today

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Wednesday weigh-in. Boo. Last week we were on vacation so I didn't have a scale.

This week I gained 1/2 lb. oh well. Better luck next week.

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LRK4CHRIST 7/4/2012 3:59PM

    That's not bad. U were in vacation. I put on a lb while on my vacation. LOL! Continue to work it out and you'll be fine.

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ELRIDDICK 7/4/2012 3:55PM

  Not bad for being on vacation!!!

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Wednesday Weigh-In: 146

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There. I did it. I am being accountable.


For reference, I am 5'1". 146 is where I've been, where I started, and a number I have grown to dislike quite a bit.

I didn't take measurements today but maybe once a month I'll post those, as well.

Let's see if I can lose one pound by next week!!

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TAYLORAT 6/20/2012 7:58PM

    :( You can do it! It is a new week. If you can pull off a 1 lb loss, you might feel encouraged to continue. That is how I stay motivated. I have gained, and it is so disappointing when that happens! Hpe you can get that scale to move! emoticon emoticon

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HSMOM2FOUR 6/20/2012 6:00PM

    Woo hoo! you did it!! :)
Great job!!
Here's to losing that 1 lb by next week!!

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Sparkly People, I really NEED your help

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hi there!

I've been absent-ish, again. I do this. I go into SP-hiding when I don't get my exercising done. *embarrased*

Last week I worked out Monday. and that was it.

This week I'm starting today.

On and on it goes.

Spark Peeps, I've been doing this now for a year and a half and I'm not getting anywhere. I've been very discouraged lately. Trying not to beat myself up, because I know, its LIFE, but good grief! Two Years!! I still can focus on my POSITIVES:
--I drink water now... --I lost one inch in my waist... -- My grey pants fit... -- I have a gym membership... -- I am less stressed.... and those are great, but they aren't the main goal. The main goal is to lose these 15 pounds so that my BMI declares me "healthy."

I've discovered recently that my eating habits are similar to my Dad's... which are terrible. I tend to do the same things that drive me crazy in him. Eating too fast. Eating too much and not stopping. I'm trying hard to work on these.

I've wondered if I need to go join Weight Watchers so there's accountability.... but I could have that here, WITH YOUR HELP.

I'm going to start Wednesday weekly weigh-in posts on my blog. I AM. And I want you guys to INSIST that I do them. Would you? Every Wednesday, if you are my friend, would you come to my page and say, "WHERE ARE YOUR NUMBERS?" Maybe that is the kick in the pants I need. So this starts tomorrow!!!

Or, if there's a great team you're on that has a weigh-in, please tell me in the comments. In fact, HIT ME: give me your favorite tips and tricks in the comments, would you?

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BRIDGIEEE 6/20/2012 10:57AM

    My suggestion would be to join a challenge team so that way you are held accountable for your workouts and weigh-ins. The two I'm on (Biggest Loser & 5% Summer Challenge) both just started but there will be sign ups again in the fall, if you're interested. If you go to the Spark Teams page there is a section for "challenges" and you might find one that you can join right now. It definitely helps me!

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MOSTMOM1 6/20/2012 10:43AM

    Can you do something to make it fun? How about starting a little streak? See if you can go five days in a row with at least ten minutes of exercise. It's a start and sometimes that's all it takes.

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TAYLORAT 6/19/2012 9:31AM

    I started weighing in every Friday morning. I enter that number on this site, whatever the number is...water gain, whatever. I actually weigh myself every day. I do this to reward myself or to back off eating and exercise more...depending on which way the scale is moving. I bloat up after the weekend because I don't "diet" on those days. That is why I weigh in on Friday. I keep a strict diet throughout the week, which is easy for me b/c I have to focus at work. That has been working for me. I did have a week recently where I actually gained (Memorial Day weekend). However, slow and steady by being accountable most days has worked for me. But, I have been very disciplined on my "diet" days and I go very low calorie, as close to 1200 as I can. Sometimes, I eat 1700 or 1800, but I strive for 1200. Hope this is helpful.

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Weekend workouts

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I did manage to workout both Saturday and Sunday!
Hiked with my daughter a little on Saturday, and took a walk around my hilly neighborhood Sunday.

I'm in Week 2 of the Spr into Sum Challenge; trying really hard to do SOMETHING every day and grateful for Coach Nicole's 10-minute videos!

I haven't given up on the C25K. It's been about 6 months since I started it, and I'm still in Week 6. LOL. I just haven't had time. And I know that's an excuse, but I'm really anxious to start it back up once the kids are in summer camps and my lunch breaks aren't so crazy. I need to find a 5K for this fall and SIGN UP. That's the next plan of action to kick me back into gear.

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MOSTMOM1 6/18/2012 10:49PM

    Just checking in to see how you're doing!

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TWINSMOMMY607 5/22/2012 12:29PM

    Good job on the weekend workouts!

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Spring into Shape Bootcamp

Friday, May 18, 2012

I joined the Spring into Shape Bootcamp Challenge this week. So far I've stuck to it -- done my 10-minute video every day, and managed to do cardio as well. (Except Wednesday, but I'm making it one of my 2 Off days.)

I've had a great week mentally. That sounds weird, doesn't it...? What I mean is, this week was quite stressful with things to get done and places to be (mostly for the kids' schools winding up for the last 2 weeks), and of course my job is *regularly* annoying. Despite all that, I managed to keep a healthy, positive outlook. This is not easy for me; I've really had to work at it. Being mindful that the moment I'm in right now is GOOD; that my job is for the GOOD of my family, and it isn't the most important thing in the grand scheme; that the people I come in contact with deserve my BEST kindness... it's hard to explain, but mindfulness has been a great friend to me this week.

Check out zenhabits.net, if you don't know about it. It's one of my favorites.

Anyway, that's where I am. Haven't been reading blogs here on SP to try and maximize my time. Miss you all! Here's to an awesome weekend (TWO WORKOUT DAYS - can I do it??) Wish me luck!

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TWINSMOMMY607 5/18/2012 8:33AM

    Sounds like you are in a great place!!!

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