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Day 4&5 of 70... Countdown to a new me!

Monday, October 25, 2010

emoticon I have been having a heck of a time getting my body to do what my mind is telling it to LOL, not sure if this makes sense to anyone but its definitely accurate for what my days have been like!

So day 4 Sunday= was a LAZY day, I had to work on Sat. and so Sunday was just a relax and try to catch myself day. I did not go to the gym however it was not a planned cardio day anyway so no big "off the path" moment there. My husband, my son and I went on a little nature hike to a creek down the street from my house which was nice to get out and enjoy the beautiful autumn day! I counted only 15mins as cardio time for this day because we did alot of walking up the hill than starring at the creek than walking up the hill and the baby sees a bug so we stop and explore, that sort of thing. It was nice to not be winded walking up and down the hills! DH was sweating up a storm and breathin so heavy, I'm like see why you should use that gym membership LOL emoticon It was nice.
After are little nature walk we went to get lunch, I got a 12' veggie from SUbway no mayo just fat free honey mustard and avocado with all the veggies! I ate half for lunch with some veggie chips I found at walmart (shout out to these chips! Sensible Portions can be found at walmart super center they have all different flavors and the serving size is for 38 chips or straws depending on the type. THEY ARE AMAZING and I generally fill up on 1/2 the serving size so thats a nice little plus!) anyway so I did generally well on food control Sunday however I did have some extra calories left over so I snuck in 1 1/2 cookie from 7eleven, which is my complete and only sweets weakness. I also drank to 12ounces of diet dr.pepper which I never do so that was bad but hey its SUNDAY! LOL...

emoticon is my theme for DAY 5 Monday (today)= Like I had mentioned earlier I am fighting my body to get it to do what my mind knows I need to. Today was a scheduled cardio day and I did not get up this morning and go to the gym. I had to be at work at 7am this morning which means leaving my house at 6:15, there's no way people that I am getting my booty up at 4am which is what I would have to do to get the gym in. However I am planning on hitting the gym for my min. workout time of 45mins this evening so heres to making my body accomplish that emoticon!

I am really at that point now where I know If I stop that I will never succeed, this is my make it or brake it zone and I am literally fighting with myself to get er done! I need some I will isms to push myself through so bare with me as I am talking to myself here...
I will...
*Hit the 160's by the end of November!
*Work out at least four times a week
*Stick to my food tracking schedule every day
*Only give myself my one cheat day and not turn it into a bing cheat week
*Stop beating myself up everytime I slip a little, remember your human girl!
*Take the time to enjoy my husband and son
*Not focus on what I cant do but focus on what I can do!

Phew.. I feel better emoticon ahh what a miracle positive thinking is! Blogging helps me to feel better also, I realize how attainable my goals are when I spell them out.
That's all for now.. thanks for listening! emoticon emoticon

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YOMAMA128 10/26/2010 10:40AM

    This is great!! I love your long-term and short-term goals -- definitely gets things done!

When you're feeling intense/overwhelmed about things, just get to the gym. Just get there, and your workout will do the rest. So much of life is just showing up!

You're really inspiring! Thanks for sharing. I'm off to jump on the treadmill, thanks to you!


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RACEMOM576900 10/25/2010 9:47PM

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Day 3 of 70

Saturday, October 23, 2010

So this is going to be a quick one just wanted to check in as I said Iw ould try to blog every day of my journey. I weighed in a measured today and my results are posted in my other blog. Im still pumped and ready to do this thing this week. I am a little down since I wrecked myself last week and binged. This week I am going to focus on hitting the gym Monday through Friday before work and on staying withing my calorie range. I am going to try to focus not so much on a numbers goal but on my physical goals. I would like to work on strength training at least two times this week along with cardio every day (5days).

Heres to another succesfully week, enjoy your weekend all and keep your heads up! emoticon

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RACEMOM576900 10/23/2010 9:47PM

    Sounds like a good plan! Stay focused on those goals and don't let any thing stand in your way. emoticon

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WHITTYKID 10/23/2010 2:26PM

    You sound much healthier today, lol. Glad to see you staying focused on being healthy. Have a great weekend!

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What I have Accomplished My 1st Month with Spark!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

emoticonIn my first month with spark people I have gained so much self confidence! I have made so many amazing emoticon and have realized my own strength that I did not know I had within! I feel more comfortable going out in public and playing pool with my husband with others around.

Also in my first month with spark I have officially
*Lost 18 pounds
*Dropped from a size 14/15 emoticon to a 12/13 emoticon
*Lost a total of 13 inches from my body which is equal to 1.5 off my waist, 4 off my hips, .5 off my neck, 2.5 off my thighs, 1.5 off my arms and 3 from by bust.

I feel so great and cant believe that I have come so far in such a short amount of time! I cant wait for the next month and for what my future brings me emoticon everyone for your support and caring!

In the next month I am planning to drop down to 163 by Nov. 30th and than planning on 140 by New Years... Here we Go!! emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 10/25/2010 4:50PM

    Dang girl! How'd u do all that??? Whatever u are doing, keep it up!

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GODDESSELLIE07 10/23/2010 2:02PM

    Woo hoo! Way to go! Keep up the great work!

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*MADHU* 10/23/2010 12:44PM

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Day 2 of 70.. The Countdown2aNewME!

Friday, October 22, 2010

So I know I posted the gloomy me blog yesterday however once I started "Sparking" and getting my motivation back from my emoticon my moods started to lift way emoticon and I decided that the coutdown must start right than and there. So yesterday was officially day 1 of 70, countdown to a new me! I will blog everyday (well every week day unless I can figure out how to blog on my blackberry) to keep myself accountable.

Let me briefly explain what this little "challange" I have created for myself is... Basically there is 70 days untill New Years and the goal is to lose as much weight as possible by than (I am shooting for 45 pounds but will be happy with anything I accomplish!).

The Plan= Workout 5 days a week, continue eating schedule of 1000-1200 calories a day, no food or anything (except water and occasional cocktail emoticon) past 6 P.M., Journal everything I eat, Blog at least Monday through Friday, continue being active in my spark teams and message boards, weigh in once a week, take measurements every four weeks, stay positive and remember that the key here is motoration not depervation!

emoticon Is my goal! The reason for this is because I REFUSE TO START ANOTHER NEW YEAR WITH A RESOLUTION OF LOSING WEIGHT!

So Tomorrow I will post a blog with my official weigh in and inches lost! Thanks for reading and to all that have been supporitve emoticon emoticon

I know some may say that I am being to hard on myself however I have always been most succesfull if I just buckle down and do it
1 I am in this for the long haul and understand that this a lifestyle change and that I did not gain this weight overnight so I can not expect it to come off overnight. I am doing this for me, to challange myself and to keep myself motivated.

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RACEMOM576900 10/22/2010 6:43PM

    Great attitude.

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GODDESSELLIE07 10/22/2010 3:50PM

    Sounds like a plan! The only comment I have is that I see is you are only going to eat 1,000-1,200 calories each day and exercise 45+ minutes. Your body needs fuel to be able to exercise and work. With that much exercise and that few calories, your body could go into starvation mode... which would be horrible cause your weight loss will just stall! I know Spark recommends for females to never eat below 1,200 calories daily, so I would suggest aiming for the high end of your range to at least be able to get what you need.

I'll be here to cheer you along! Good luck!

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CONTENTCHRIS 10/22/2010 3:31PM

    Very good post!

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JGUTHRIE47 10/22/2010 3:21PM

    emoticon I need your attitude! Thanks for your post!

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Gloomy Weather=Gloomy Me! (Motivation is Fading)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My week started off hard because I had a horrible weekend and I was trying to bounce back from it but than of course it has to be rainy and gloomy all week! I have only made it to the gym twice this week and have done fairly well with calories despite the one slip on Tues. night when I went out, I got plastered and ate jack in the box! emoticon

Anyway, I do believe that my self destructive eating and my loss of interest in the gym is linked to my emotional time I have been having. It's a long story and quite frankly I do not want to put it out there for everyone to judge but someone I thought cared about me let me down and hurt me and its been a tough time bouncing back

On top of that the weather sucks and when my alarm goes off at 4:30 I can not peel myself out from underneath my covers even though my mind is telling myself to get off my lazy ass and go! Furthermore, because of my emotional break down I have not been sleeping at all. I lay down by 9 to go to sleep but my mind just keeps going and I cant calm myself enough to fall asleep and it never fails that once I do finally fall asleep I have weird ass dreams and I wake up more upset than when I started. Can I just eh emoticon

It has been a month and I have been extremely successful so I dont know why I always decide to give up while I'm still seeing results! All this stuff just keeps piling on me and I am trying to tell myself that I will feel better and be happier if I can just reach my goal but I just cant get back into gear. I have the eating part down pat despite my brake the other night I am golden in that department however its getting back into my work out routine that I am finding incredibly hard to do.

Any words of wisdom from my spark friends? Maybe you've been at this point, what did you do to get past the "hump"?

I had set high goals for myself this week but I know that when Sat. hits and I weigh in and measure I am not going to see the results I had wanted and that's no ones fault but my own but geez can life maybe give me a brake for a min. emoticon

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RACEMOM576900 10/21/2010 8:04PM

    Life can be really tough at times. I have been there myself and had a battle for 2 long years. Finally through it and now working on me. I have those days when I don't want to work out. The first time it happened I pushed myself by looking in the mirror and reviewing my goals. I did complete the workout and felt much better, infact I ended up working out longer. Everytime I hesitate to complete a workout, I just remember how I felt that day after working out. Setting small goals does work. Even 10 minutes does a body good.

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DEBORAH2230 10/21/2010 1:57PM

    I've been there before. You are beating yourself up for no reason. And you may be right, your goals may be too high. Set your goals more reasonable, say, on a daily basis. So you don't want to go to the gym, then maybe go for a walk or do some other activity in or around your home.

There are many distractions on this site that can influence you to not dwell on the negatives... reading other people's blogs, acquire SparkPoints, browse recipes... In fact, finding and making a new recipe is a time consuming activity in itself if you want to settle your mind on the emotional issues you are dealing with.

Also, I just created a blog today as to why I refuse to weigh myself once a week. Take a look at it as see if this is something you could relate to.

Best of luck!

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