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August 27, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

I got up early this morning, and by early I mean the time I should get up to have time for breakfast and to make my lunch, not actually early lol. I had an hour to get ready for work. It's nice not having to rush lol. It's so hard for me because I LOVE sleeping in. I'm going to make it a habit to get up early, even earlier than today but I'm gong to ease into it over the weekend lol.

This morning I tried out my new Wii game, Your Shape. I only did a 15 min workout and I really enjoyed it. I plan to do a short 15 minute workout every morning with it now. My living room rug does slide around too much though. After a lot of thinking I have come up with a fairly cheap solution that won't ruin my floor. I don't want any marks left on the floor as it I do have a hard wood floor that is quite nice, I just wanted some soft space in my apartment, and it looks good ^_^ Anyway, I'm going to a couple yoga mats underneath to keep it from slipping. I tried it with mine today and it worked great but I'll need another one. Plus, when I want to take my yoga mat anywhere, which isn't very often I suck at yoga lol, I can just take it out from under the rug. When I'm done school and can afford a little more I plan to use some double sided tape to permanently attach the yoga mats to the rug and get a nice new one for myself. I want to get into yoga eventually but I always feel too intimidated to go to a class. I've set the Heavyweight Yoga DVDs as one of my rewards if you missed my last blog.

Hope everyone has a great weekend ^_^

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AIMEEM77 8/28/2010 9:54AM

    I've been doing yoga on the Wii and if it makes you feel any better, I suck too! I wish I could make myself get up earlier...but I'm puntually challenged. It's a handicap of sorts! LOL!

Glad to see you're still positive and doing well...can't wait until you win that contest!!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 8/27/2010 10:11PM

    Glad you liked your new game. I love to sleep in too! I have been able to break myself of it some what. My problem is staying up too late! emoticon I am a night owl!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/27/2010 9:40PM


What an awesome day! I am with you on trying to get up earlier and it is even more important now that we only have one week left of summer vacation...then back to work and school for the kids which all equals morning chaos!!

Lets hope you and I do amazing with that goal next week!


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THEWINNER33 8/27/2010 5:36PM

    You are soo good to be able to leave your bed. Mine has strong magnets that hold me in LOL This is also a goal of mine. Rise at a more reasonable time and begin my day properly.

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New Rewards List

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ok, I have spent a lot of time thinking of things I want to get so that I can set a defined list of rewards for all my lost weight that starts right now ^_^ My start weight is 360 and it will go from there. I have chosen all kinds of different things for my rewards. I may still play with the order a bit but I think is a good list ^_^ I'll update it every now and then too.

360 - Stability Ball

355 - Heavyweight Yoga DVD's

350 - New Workout Clothes

345 - Wall decoration or Picture

340 - Corner Shelving Unit for my bedroom

335 - Wall Decoration or Picture

330 - Hand Weights

325 - Wii Fit Plus

320 - new set of pots and pans

315 - Spice Rack

310 - Yoga for Wii

305 - New Set of Dinner Plates

300 - New Night Stand

295 - Wall Decoration or Picture

290 - Stainless Steel Storage Containers for the kitchen

280 - New Set of Glasses, mine have a pattern inside and are so difficult to clean

270 - Undecided, will add something soon

260 - 5 day trip to Disney World, my Mom is going to take me, and I will spoil myself rotten with spa stuff at the hotel and lots of fun with my Mom and sister who will going as well ^_^ Some food too, though I'm not going to go overboard, just enjoy myself lol.

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AIMEEM77 8/28/2010 10:40AM

    What a great list!! I know my little list of rewards certainly helps to spur me on and I just know yours will do the same~

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MESSENE 8/26/2010 6:56PM

    emoticonSounds emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GATORJOY 8/26/2010 2:45PM

    I like that kind of rewards program! emoticon

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GATORJOY 8/26/2010 2:45PM

    I like that kind of rewards program! emoticon

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WILDFLOWERR_ 8/26/2010 2:07PM

    Looking good, emoticon but I think I would put hand weights emoticon up at the top, if you do not own any yet!

Comment edited on: 8/26/2010 2:07:53 PM

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SARACSJ 8/26/2010 12:43PM

    These rewards are so fun! Good luck!

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August 25, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I am officially back on track with my eating. Had a bad week there but I hope to keep this going now for the rest of the weight loss challenge. Tonight I will be buying a new game for my Wii. Your Shape. It doesn't have the best reviews but it seems like it's an ok fitness game, and you can never really trust reviews anyway. It uses a camera for tracking you instead of the wiimote or balance board. I don't have weights or anything to use with it but I can get them later. I've decided to get this game because as I've gained some in the last couple months, I am now over the weight limit for the wii balance board and can't use my wii fit. I do still use my EA Active every now and then but I want something different lol. I'm also thinking about getting the Wii Yoga game sometime in the future, maybe as a reward sometime ^_^ I'd love to start doing yoga but feel very intimidated about going to the class at the gym. I'd like to get those Heavyweight Yoga DVD's sometime too. I should make a list so I have my rewards all planned out lol.

I was at Hapkido on Monday night and I told my instructor, I'm so going to regret this lol, to push me harder in class. I told him about the weight loss challenge and I also really need to work on my fitness in because I'm testing for my green belt in a couple months and when I start testing for blue I will die otherwise lol. I already have a hard enough time with the green stuff.

Oh, I also decided to buy an area for my living room so that I have a large space that's nice and soft for working out with my game and stretching and stuff, bigger than a yoga mat which I already have. It'll be good that I can still have a hard wood floor when needed too. I need to start stretching on a regular basis too, every day, because I want to improve my flexibility and make martial arts and dancing easier. I will also be getting a stability ball, sometime soon, another reward I guess lol, so that I can sit on that when watching tv and stuff, it's good for your posture, and of course for exercising too ^_^ I'll post a new reward list soon, and it won't all be fitness stuff lol.

Hope everyone is having a good week ^_^

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BYEBYEFAT. 8/25/2010 6:59PM

    That sounds great! i soo want a wii so i can do wii fit and stuff :) dont have the money for it, but maybe it can be a reward for me!

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JAMIELOGICAL 8/25/2010 3:56PM

    Sounds like you have a lot of great plans to push yourself harder for your weight loss challenge. And what's wrong with rewarding yourself with fitness stuff?!?!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 8/25/2010 3:36PM

    YES! get that reward list in order!
If you like Latin dancing, they just came out with a new game for the Wii. It's called Gold's Gym Dance Workout.
I like your plans! Let's continue to put them in action, so you can get back on that Balance Board in NO TIME AT ALL! emoticon emoticon

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August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hey guys,

Iím having kind of a rough day, a rough few days in fact. I was doing so well. I lost 6 pounds for my $10,000 challenge at my gym but Iím sure Iíve gained over the last couple days because Iíve been eating pretty horribly. Iím in a very negative mind set right now and I donít know how to change that. I keep wondering why bother trying. Iím not going to win the challenge. Why bother doing anything anymore.

Then I start thinking Iím a horrible person because Iím worrying about myself and my trivial issues when we just recently found out my grandfather has cancer. Itís incurable and he may only have a few months to live. Weíre waiting on test results but at most heís got 3 to 4 years and thereís a 50% chance heíll die within 6 months.

Iíve known this for a couple weeks, but itís only now sinking in I think. I need to find a way to not let this ruin my efforts though. I need to find a way other than eating to deal with this. I am definitely an emotional eater. I am thinking about seeing a therapist for a little while but itís so expensive so Iím looking for alternatives. My current mindset is making every little thing bother me now, and everything seems so difficult. School, work, exercise, eating healthy. I just donít want to do anything.

Sorry guys, I donít mean to be complaining or anything.

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FRANKLY5 8/23/2010 8:35PM

    first, I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather's illness. Make sure you find a way to tell him that you love him and that you will miss him. Because after he is gone it will be more important to you if you told him than if he told you.

Around here we are all pretty much in the same boat or have been. Finding your way is something only you can do. the thing to remember when you lose your motivation is that you CAN get it back. $10,000 dollars is a drop in the bucket in value compared to your health.

I have faith in you. You are going to figure it all out.

Again, so very sorry about your grandfather.

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GMINYARD 8/18/2010 12:13PM

    I have heard all of those thoughts in my head before - it is a little scary. My grandfather has cancer as well. The only thing that I have been able to do to cope some days is take it one day, even one minute at a time. Your grandfather is still with you, and that is a blessing. You may not win the challenge, but you will feel so much better if you finish it, and one little slip up does not mean that you still can't win. I know that you can make it through this. Any time you need me for prayers or any kind of support, let me know.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 8/18/2010 10:57AM

    First of all, don't let the devil and his negativity win over you! Only speak out postives over yourself! And in regards to your grandfather, what better way to respect HIS life, then to show respect for your own? Wouldn't he LOVE to see you taking care of your temple? Getting out in the world and living your life to the fullest? Don't get caught up in the whirlwind of negativity! Get up, get out, and keep on, keep in on! There are lots of reasons to do it. Most of all because YOU DO deserve to be HEALTHY more than anything!
I am here if you need me. emoticon

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August 11, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My training session on Monday didn't go too well. Not bad but not great, my headache really interfered at first, the exercise actually made it go away though lol. I was being a little difficult with my trainer even though he kept saying I was fine. He's really nice and I like working with him.

Tonight though, I'm working with a different trainer, the manager of the trainers in the club actually. He's the one who's going to be nagging me about my nutrition lol, he said so anyway lol. I think my nutrition has been pretty good the last several days, WAY better than the usual for me anyway. I'm going to print out and show him some of my meal plans from Spark because he wants to always be seeing my food and I told him about Spark. For right now, he just wants to get an idea what kind of meal plans I'm following. He won't approve of everything on there but as long as I'm losing I really don't care. I like Saprk's meal plans and'm using the vegetarian option because, even though I'm not a vegetarian, I'm really not much of a meat eater. He keeps trying to get me to eat more chicken lol.

I'm actually really enjoying the meal plans. I've tried a few things and food combinations that I really like. Like raw veggies and hummus, usually I use ranch dip or something creamy but I really like it with hummus. This week already I have tried 2 recipes from Spark's meal plans that I will definitely be having again. I made a vegetarian taco salad, with a slight modification, I added some salsa lol. Last night I made vegan lentil burgers, that was fun lol. I had a bit of an issue getting the stuff to stick together enough to form patties, but I eventually got it by adding more water. Then cooking it, it did fall apart a little but stuck together for the most part lol. It was an interesting night and it did actually taste pretty good, better than those soy burgers in my opinion. I'm not really a fan of soy lol. For right now I'm following Spark's plans, but after a few weeks I will be adding some things from SparkRecipes to keep things interesting ^_^ One thing i do need to work on is my fat intake, the only thing that has been over the last couple days but only by a little lol. It's mostly good things too, like peanut butter and walnuts and things like that. I will be buying low fat cheese the next time I go shopping as I'm using the normal kind right now but I have only been over by a few grams, nothing drastic lol.

I've included more information than you may care to know in this blog lol, I do tend to be very detailed when I write lol. I'll stop now before it gets too long and boring ^_^

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FRANKLY5 8/17/2010 11:36AM

    good job

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AIMEEM77 8/11/2010 10:47PM

    You're too this! In small steps one walks for and you're going to most likely keep modifying as you go to get these few things into range. You'll be fine! Just keep moving forward-you've got this!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/11/2010 7:47PM

    Keep up the amazing work! You should be so proud of yourself for going to your training session with a headache and now you know it gets rid of them so that will never be an acceptable excuse not to

Way to go on following your meal plan!!


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WILDFLOWERR_ 8/11/2010 4:44PM

    It's not long and boring. It's interesting! I think you are doing an emoticonjob! Keep up the great work! emoticon. With the fats, just try cutting back on the serving sizes a wii bit! Like with the peanut butter, I will only use 1 tablespoon rather than two. And with nuts, I crush them with the side of a knife, and then they seem to go much further! Hope this helps some!

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THEWINNER33 8/11/2010 2:06PM

    You are doing really great. Keep up the good work.

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