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Of Abs and Belly Rolls!

Monday, April 30, 2012

I'm so happy because I'm beginning to see progress, actually SEE progress. When I stand up, I can already see some definition in my abs. But when I sit down, I still get a belly roll but it's smaller than before.

I'm sure that my fat percentage is going down because I look leaner. Many people have told me that I've lost weight. But my measurements are about the same but I'm heavier somehow. Which probably means my muscles are increasing. And if I look leaner, all that Pilates is paying off!

Whooppeeeee!!!!!

  
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LUCIOUSKITTY 5/1/2012 11:03PM

    Great job!!

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WHOLEHEARTPAT 5/1/2012 9:45AM

    Such a good feeling! Good for you!

I love it that my "rolls" are smaller too! I look forward to the day that they are GONE! emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 4/30/2012 7:30PM

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Slow but steady

It (fat) didn't develope overnight
and it won't leave overnight either

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Keep up the GOOD WORK

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BLESSINGS!

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SONICB 4/30/2012 1:19PM

    Congrats on your increased fitness and confidence! But I find it necessary to point out that almost everyone will have some "roll" when they sit down, unless they try very, very hard to sit in an awkward way to hide it. A lot of models even have a tiny bit of a bell that gets photoshopped out.

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 4/30/2012 1:08PM

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SMILES650 4/30/2012 11:40AM

  Wow, how exciting is that, keep it up! emoticon

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A Surprise Brunch!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I was feeling very blue last night and hardly slept a wink because I was so miserable but this morning, a friend of mine who lives miles away dropped in a rang my doorbell. My parents pounded at my door and said she was here.

At first, I thought she had called on the phone but she was like physically here! At my gate. As I said, I had a bad night and when she came I was just finally settling down to sleep. Well, I woke up, brushed my teeth and got ready to go out with her. She offered to buy me lunch, I said ok.

I had prawn noodles, she had springy noodles with ham and egg, and we split a large order of ice-cream sandwiches! Yuuuuuuummmmm! I just love that creamy vanilla ice-cream, sandwiched in crispy bread!

And then suddenly, I wasn't so blue anymore! I guess God does know and care what I'm going through! He sent my friend over! It was a total surprise!

  
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KANOE10 4/30/2012 6:49AM

    How lovely to have support from a good friend! Have a wonderful day and I hope you get some rest.
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FRANCES-AGAPE 4/28/2012 9:13PM

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That's what friends are for !

BLESSINGS!

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Have a Super Sunday


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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 4/28/2012 11:42AM

    emoticon the best!

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SUZIEMAH1 4/28/2012 11:27AM

    Yup, God will do things like that. I'm glad your friends visit was able to lift your spirits. I love icecream sandwiches too..Yum! emoticon

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SUNSETBREEZE05 4/28/2012 10:47AM

    God does things like that! emoticon His timing is always perfect. Wished I was there to have split the ice cream sandwich.lol

Good Luck reaching Your Goals!!
Cindy

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A real day off, oh well............

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk today. I was on Sparks earlier with the air-conditioning on in the computer room. I usually do a workout DVD around 4pm, then take a long cooling shower around 5.30 to 6pm, that's my usual schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those are my workout days.

I workout during weekends too but Tuesdays and Thursdays are my DVD workout days. But today, I just didn't feel like it. So, I stayed in the air-conditioned room till around 6pm. Then, I thought, shouldn't be too hot now, and headed out for a nice walk.

But after walking for around 30 minutes, with a nice breeze, I headed to a friend's house for a visit. They were just sitting down to dinner so I pinched a few bites (I tracked it all). I came home around 7.30pm and had my proper dinner. But I had a very light lunch earlier (instant mushroom soup), so I'm still below my calorie limit. I'll see what else I can eat later.

I did like an hour and a half Pilates DVD on Tuesday, so maybe I can relax today, but I hope to kick my own butt again this weekend to make up for today's break. Oh well, I'll see...........

  
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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 4/28/2012 11:40AM

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/26/2012 12:54PM

    Even your words about the heat seem refreshing to me. It's still coooold here in Illinois. I need some SUNSHINE! Glad you had such a good day! emoticon emoticon

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OMG!!!! KFC is really fattening!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I went over my caloric allowance today all because I ate KFC!!!! I had one drumstick and one thigh; both hot and spicy, 2 buns, one serving each of coleslaw and mashed potato. I tracked it and was amazed at how many calories I have consumed!!!!

I don't even dare track the little sips of mountain dew!!!! Oh well, that just goes to show that I can't eat like this everyday! Why was I so hungry? I did 1 and a half hours of Pilates. I sweated quite a bit; it feels so good after a bath.

Oh Gosh! I hope I didn't undo the good of that Pilates session.............sigh! Well, back on the healthy lifestyle wagon!

  
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SPEEDY143 4/25/2012 3:46PM

    KFC calls out to me occasionally... I stay away from the potatoes & biscuits. I eat a breast and coleslaw... once I'm done licking my fingers I'm satisfied. It's all about portion control emoticon

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SASSEJAE 4/25/2012 7:51AM

    i'm trying to give up all white foods altogether so the buns/biscuits are a reall challenge for me, especially KFC..they are so good!!! emoticon

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TMCLEOD4 4/24/2012 4:49PM

    I see someone recommended the grilled chicken option. Check out the calories on that before you eat it. I looked once and was amazed at the number of calories in "grilled" chicken. Fast food is almost always a bad choice. Fat and sodium that is off the charts and you end up being hungry again in a few hours. Not worth it!!

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/24/2012 3:14PM

    I track calories before going to restaurants now - mostly because of the sodium count. We were going to a Chili's - and I know my husband loves BBQ ribs (I do, too) so we were going to split an order. Ooops - 6300+ mg of SODIUM. We went elsewhere!

One spree won't hurt you overall, but it could show up a little bit tomorrow. It will go away again in a day. Don't regret it - just don't do it OFTEN! And when you do, go right ahead and enjoy it!

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CROWLEY123 4/24/2012 3:05PM

    And now we all know why KFC does not publish, or encourage viewing of their Nutritional Facts! Good for you for figuring it all out !

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/24/2012 12:30PM

    Just take it as lesson learned!
Great pilates session!

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JERZEYFRESH 4/24/2012 12:25PM

    A little KFC splurge will not hurt your overall efforts, as long as it's just that - a splurge on an occasional basis! I confess, I like my KFC too. Once in awhile, good, yummy bad-for-you food is good for the soul!

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MLT7211 4/24/2012 11:26AM

    Way to jump back into the healthy lifestyle. So you went over one day... get back on the horse!

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KATHRYNLP 4/24/2012 9:17AM

    KFC's fattening.. gosh.. Who Knew... LoL.. emoticon emoticon

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SONICB 4/24/2012 8:49AM

    Avoid buns/biscuits at ANY restaurant/fast food establishment. They're just empty calories. Do the KFC's over there offer a grilled chicken option? It defeats the purpose of the F in KFC, but the grilled chicken they have here is pretty tasty.

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Resting my muscles.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Yesterday (Saturday) I did some tough Pilates. I'm not really sure, but I think it was like 30 minutes worth, but like I said tough. I couldn't even finish all the reps but the instructor (on Youtube) kept on smiling and doing it like it was nothing!

I wish I had abs like hers but she probably spends hours each day working out because it's her profession. I really like her workouts! She really kicks butt! For those of you who are interested, her name is Cassey Ho and you can find her on youtube under POP Pilates. And, like Sparkpeople, her workouts are free! How cool is that?!

Oh, on to the main subject of this blog. I'm still sore from Saturday's workout, so I took a slow walk today. But my right knee keeps complaining. I suppose I should rest on Monday. I sure hope my knee recovers soon though, cos I can't wait to do some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), I hear that it burns some serious fat!

  
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/22/2012 10:48AM

    Just don't hurt yourself...remember walking
is just fine til that knees says "ok"!
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