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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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The water is driving me crazy!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I don't know how some of you do this. I have always been a big water drinker but it seems that drinking this much water every day is not easy.

I can't drink a full glass of water in the mornings on days that I work. It seems that my body is a sieve when it comes to water and with a (depending on traffic) 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hour commute, I just won't make it. As it is, I carry a bottle of water with me all day but have to use bathrooms constantly. I wonder if they are counting on running to the bathroom as more exercise.

I know the water is good for me. I know it will flush out fat, it will keep me full, and flush out toxins but there are days when I find it very difficult to keep up with because it becomes inconvenient.

Does anyone else have this problem?

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JENNA2007CANADA 2/9/2008 11:17AM

    I had a problem when I first started out, added some lemon to make it tastier and learned where all the washrooms are - now I just can't imagine not having 10 glasses everyday - it is the #1 thing I recommend as a beginner as it means so much! It will get easier! Jenna

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BARCINTL 2/9/2008 8:27AM

    I bet if you added an Orange Cosmo to the water and then asked them to hold the water, you'd love to drink it! (at least every once in a while, anyway!)

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JO*ANNE*IE 2/7/2008 7:19PM

    A resounding YES!!! I know every restroom on the entire Eastern seaboard!!

Just so you know, you are very "normal" whatever that is!!! It is still very inconvenient and it slows down a little after you've been consuming water for a while; but for me, not enough to really matter!!

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Learning some new things

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I have been amazed at the calorie count of things I have been eating. I had no idea that things like broccoli and brussel sprouts have so many calories. Sure, they are a better choice in the long run but I was unaware of the calories I was consuming even in things I thought were "0" calories. I realize they aren't a "Lot" but they add up more than I realized.

I knew this was gong to be tough but this is a real wake up call. I can't believe how easy it is to keep track of what I eat here. I'm learning new things every day.


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