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Back on track

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

After last week's disappointing weigh-in (gain, gaaahhhrrr), this week it looks like I'm back on track. -Ish. I was 144.4, then up last week, and this week 144.6. Whew. I mean, I wish it was a loss, but it's back on track.
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But if I'm going to get to goal I'm going to have to up the ante, that's clear.

I'm really proud of turning myself around and making fitness a part of nearly every day, with the 10-min-a-day Challenge - it really helped me. And ten minutes DOES make a difference in how I feel, even if I don't see the pounds decrease on the scale.
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But I've got to really push to keep the calories in the low range, and add some longer workouts, if I want to see a difference. So here is a kick in my own butt. KICK.
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YOU HAVE TO SWEAT SOMETIMES to MAKE A CHANGE.

  
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FIREFLY_MEDIC 3/20/2013 10:07AM

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MZIMIGA 3/14/2013 11:01AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the momentum and the positive attitude!! :)

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SPARKMOLLIE 3/13/2013 12:35PM

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JAIMESIZED 3/13/2013 10:57AM

    Congratulations on your commitment! Keep it up! :)

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WALKMYWAYTOFIT 3/13/2013 10:50AM

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Great attitude! Keep up the good work!
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Productive, sort-of, and SKATING!

Monday, March 11, 2013

I laugh in my general direction on Friday, thinking I would accomplish all that. Ha. Hahahahaha! Silly girl.

I did finish Downton Abbey -- #1 priority, of course! Heh. It actually WAS a priority because I needed to edit an article at work that had spoilers! So I couldn't do my work without finishing the series myself. Kinda funny!

I didn't paint any trim, do any big cleaning, or go shopping, and I NOT take any long walks. Boooooo. However, I did something even better: Roller skating! My daughter's friend had a birthday party and it was her first time at the roller rink... but not mine. Ohhh, I remembered the many Saturdays at the roller rink growing up, and even the white skates w/ red & blue laces that I loved so much. I put on a pair of rentals and went around a few laps. Much more slowly than I used to! Would have like to do more but my daughter wanted someone holding her hand, understandably. It was super fun. I would do that every weekend if I could!

I also threw the frisbee a bit outside with my son. He loves doing that, and so do I.

Fun fitness for the win!

Then we had a 3-hour Cub Scout banquet on Sunday, bleh. Mexican food was served. I probably undid all those fun fitness minutes. But it was time with friends and supporting a good cause.

I still love the weekends even when my plans are derailed!

*I can't believe there isn't a skating emoticon?!?

  
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FIRECOM 3/20/2013 11:28AM

    Great blog. I think a skating emoticon is a very good idea.

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 3/20/2013 10:07AM

    :)

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BLITZEN40 3/12/2013 11:59AM

    Sounds like fun! I went roller skating for the first time after 20+ years of not doing it and found out it wasn't like just getting back on a bike. ;) I was the mom who wiped out! But I agree, it's great fun regardless! WTG with the fun fitness! emoticon

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MZIMIGA 3/11/2013 5:40PM

    Skating sounds SO FUN!! I haven't done that in years, what a blast I bet that was!!

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BURNEDEVE 3/11/2013 3:40PM

    Obviously, a skating emoticon needs to be added to Spark, post haste.

Sounds like such a great weekend of fun activities! I used to love roller skating when I was younger, but these days, I'd probably fall flat on my face as soon as I stood up!

Mexican food...oh MANNNNN - my trick for that is to load up on tons of fajita veggies and lean meat, like chicken, and top with salsa and beans that aren't refried (black beans are usually an option). As long as you keep the rice/tortillas/chips to a minimum, it's still possible to have yummy Mexican and not derail yourself emoticon

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TGIF!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Man, this week has seemed long. (As most of them do.... no, really, I AM a happy person...) I am so glad it's Friday. I'm wanting to do a lot this weekend.

1. Finish Downton Abbey! I have 2 DVR'd episodes left. (They're both 2 hours!)

2. Start painting some of the trim in the house. Baseboards first. Won't that be FUN!??

3. Get in a long walk BOTH DAYS. Or a long DVD workout, but the weather's supposed to be gorgeous so fingers crossed, I'll get my butt outside!

4. I'm sure I should say "clean house" too. Boooooo.

5. Read my book!? I don't know when but I'm hopeful.

6. Do some shopping! I am sick of all my clothes and shoes right now. Hopefully spring's on its way to Georgia so that will help, but in that case.... spring! new clothes!

Bah. I know I won't get to do everything on the list. Husband has a different set of plans, I'm sure, and we'll have to compromise some things.

I do love the weekend, though!

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FIRECOM 3/20/2013 11:30AM

    We are Downton Abby lovers as well. I am in withdrawal with season 3 over. It seems too short for me.

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 3/20/2013 10:08AM

    :)

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MZIMIGA 3/11/2013 1:10PM

    Hope you had a good weekend and got your to-do list done! I know how good that feels to check off those nagging items! :)

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DETERMINEDDE 3/8/2013 1:52PM

    Sounds like a great list! Hope you get to do all of it except maybe the clean house part. Can't someone else help with that one???

Happy Friday!

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SNIC23 3/8/2013 11:26AM

    Wow, what a busy weekend, you have your hands full. At least you have some fun stuff planned too, by Monday you should feel like you have accomplished quite a bit no matter how much you get done.

Have a great weekend and enjoy your beautiful weather! (Pouring rain in the Phoenix area, but we don't get a lot of rain here so I'm happy we aren't going to dry up and blow away any time soon.)

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Weights and measures

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

My weigh-in this morning did not go as planned. Is it wrong if I don't log it here? Heh, heh. I'll log next week's. Even if it's higher. And I will log waist/thigh/hip/arm measurements today no matter what they look like.

I am feeling positive about the little accomplishments and I don't want to feel negative about the number on the scale. So I'm going to pretend I didn't see it and

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Attitude is everything, right?

Have a good day, my friends!!

  
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BLITZEN40 3/6/2013 11:02PM

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MZIMIGA 3/6/2013 11:53AM

    agreed! :) emoticon

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Monday

Monday, March 04, 2013

Grumble, grumble. Why do I still hate Mondays? I know in my head that I've been given another chance! Another day! What luck!

But I still wrinkle my nose at them. And it takes me until around 10 or 11 am to start being productive. This is not good since I work 7:30 to 4. LOL!

Anyway, another week to try to take good care of me. I'm determined to be happy, to go home and enjoy a yummy lunch and a workout, and to get things done.

WATCH ME!

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BLITZEN40 3/4/2013 6:53PM

    Love your determined face... this is mine emoticon (my eyebrows are natural)

Good luck with your goals and have a fantastic week!

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MZIMIGA 3/4/2013 10:54AM

    I like your positivity! :) Hope you charge through your day productively!! :)

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