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Making it easier

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Today we had a 2 hour delay because of the snow. My daughter, age almost 17 decided she didn't want to in to school. Since they are off next week for Presidents week I said it was ok (she is a straight A student). So, she decided she was going to help me today and asked what she could do. She the volunteered to go grocery shopping for me.

This was great. We made out a list of what I needed and off she went. She came back with all the things on the list and little else. No temptation, no decisions about calories, no feeling deprived because I couldn't have something.

I can't tell you how great that was. I have the food I need to keep on track and no temptations that are calling to me. She thought it was fun until I asked her how she would like to do it every week for decades. Not so much fun anymore!!

So, I made it my business to get on the treadmill again today. Haven't missed a day yet. Still hate it, but still doing it!

  
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GAYLLYNNE 2/13/2008 7:04PM

    You know, naming it is a good idea. Think I will name it something I really dislike...hmmmmmmmm

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/13/2008 7:03PM

    Good for you for working around temptations and for getting on the treadmill despite hating the thing - have you given it a name? Maybe that will help (grin, grin, grin). Jenna

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Will I ever NOT hate exercise???

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Just finished my treadmill walk. I have vowed to myself that no matter what else I do, I have to do at least 1/2 hour on the treadmill every day. I haven't done cardio in a long time because of health issues but there really is no excuse now. I need to get my strength back. I just have to do it if I want to lose that weight. The truth is, I really hate it but when it's over, I'm so happy I did what I needed to do.

But.....I still hate it.

  
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JBOB28 2/12/2008 11:27PM

    I'm with ya there! I HATE exercising! I wish that I was on a volleyball team every night of the week because that's the only exception to the rule. LOL! When will we learn that it's wonderful, fantastic, fun??? :o)

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/12/2008 9:56PM

    I hate the treadmill but there are a whole bunch of other things I love: exercise bands, my stability ball, dumbbells, swimming, dancing, hiking, walking, running, jump rope, yoga, hiking, surfing, tennis, strenth training - the possibilites are endless!

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/12/2008 8:17PM

    I hate it as well so can sure relate to that one! Jenna


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ow, ow, ow, yay!!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Today, since I promised myself I would walk daily, I once again walked about a mile and a half. I need to build some stamina since I haven't worked out in a very long time.

After my walk (on the treadmill since it's -2 outside) I was doing some stretches and guess what, my muscles hurt!! OMG, HOORAY!!! Ok, I know that sounds weird but it does mean that I'm using them, getting them back in the shape they need to be and that little "ow" is a good thing.

I couldn't be happier about my hurting muscles!!!

  
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JENNA2007CANADA 2/11/2008 9:22PM

    Way to go and isn't it nice to experience a "good" hurt! Jenna

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I did it!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I made it through my first week. This morning, my first weigh in, I found I had lost 2 lbs! Ok, well it may not seem much, but first of all, I haven't been doing any carido yet because I'm not cleared for it so that means I lost this just on sheer willpower.

I won't lie. It wasn't easy but....I DID IT! I made it through and hopefully, it will get easier with more practice. Once I add some physical movement, the number will, for sure, keep going down.

I feel like I'm on my way!!! HOORAY!!!

I am editing this entry to say that I have also started a little exercise. Finally got on my treadmill today, I'm so happy about that too!!!

  
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JO*ANNE*IE 2/11/2008 7:28PM

    I am so proud of you!!! This is how you get it done!!! Good for YOU!! You're such a beautiful girl -- truly you are and you are well on your way...

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KSPILLS713 2/10/2008 11:11AM

    Two pounds isn't much? How would you look with those two pounds stuck to the end of your nose? All I can say is GOOD FOR YOU! Losing weight is hard work, and you have made the first step of many in the right direction!

I am so proud of you!

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/10/2008 10:19AM

    Congratulatons on a fantastic first week and no I agree it isn't easy - sorry it doesn't get any easier and even with exercise there will be some weeks when you won't lose because you will be gaining muscle and muscle weighs more. Keep up the good work and don't stop this journey until you reach goal and start living the life of your dreams. Whoo hoo - Jenna

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Last day of first week!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I have resisted getting on the scale this week. I wanted to wait the entire week before seeing if there was any difference. I know it will probably not be a whole lot because I haven't been doing any cardio exercise. As soon as I am medically cleared for it, I will start.

This is a whole new lifestyle for me. It is one that I have done but lost my way over the past few years. Suddenly, I'm just a little optimistic about the future and if I can do this, keep it up with the help of friends (both old and new) I just might get to where I need to be.

So, wish me luck tomorrow morning. It's been hard not to peek but one more day.

  
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BARCINTL 2/9/2008 7:36PM

    I'm sure it will be a happy weigh in!!!

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LAILA07 2/9/2008 7:26PM

    Good luck on your weigh in on tomorrow. I believe you will do well. Hang in there.

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/9/2008 11:17AM

    Good luck! Jenna

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LINDOKAS 2/9/2008 9:36AM

    It's hard to not give in! I have to make my fiance hide it or I'll weigh myself 2-3 times a week! haha... Good luck on your first week's numbers! :-)

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