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My first goal

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Today, officially, I have lost 15 lbs!! I couldn't be happier (well, I could if I didn't have all this weight to lose ). I am a week early too. I had set a date of April 19th to lose 15 and I made it. Whew!

This has been a really good week in terms of exercise. Funny how I thought it would bring a bigger loss but I'm guessing that along with all that working out I also built some muscle.

All good, all good.

So, now I'm working on my second goal. I want to a total of 20 lbs by my birthday. That's on May 18th which is about 5 weeks from now. At a pound a week, which is what I have been losing, I should be right on target. Believe me, I won't beat myself up if it's only 19 or even 18, but it won't be. I'll be right there where I need to be.


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BARCINTL 4/16/2008 8:56AM

    Hurray! I knew you would do it!

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TAMMI1963 4/13/2008 10:46PM

    You're very welcome. Thanks for adding me as one of your friends. I will do the same!!

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TAMMI1963 4/13/2008 7:52PM

    Congrats on making your goal (and a week early to boot)!! emoticon

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FOODFROMAFAR 4/13/2008 3:05PM

    Congrats, Gayllynne! What is your reward for meeting your first goal? You should get yourself flowers or something!! Pauline

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Today was a beautiful day. We don't have to many of those of late and I really wanted to make the most of it. After my son's baseball practice we decided to take our bikes to the lake again. I like breaking up my exercise with things like this and we were both happy about it.

He went outside to get the bikes and when I got out he was talking to two of his friends who live on the block. Of course, they wanted to come too. I knew this was going to be a bad idea but just couldn't say no. I knew it was going to be difficult because these other boys, for lack of a better word, are fat. One is very fat. So, off we went.

What should have been a 20 minute ride turned into 35. One had to stop for water. One had to swap bikes because he couldn't keep up on his. I don't go very fast but they couldn't even keep up with me. Sigh.....I was very frustrated. There were times we had to stop and wait for one, sometimes as long as 5 minutes. My son, who was so sweet, told me to ride on ahead while he stayed back with one of the boys. It wasn't a good run for me by a long shot.

The best part was when we got home I went over to one of the boys house and his mom, who is a chiropractor, adjusted my neck. It feels so much better now.

Tomorrow looks like it's going to be cold and wet (again). Oh well, maybe it would be a great day for me to either take off or do some weight work. Next time I go ride the lake, I'm going solo!!

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BLINDBETH 4/13/2008 9:28AM

    But think of the impact you had on those 2 boys. You might not have gotten as good of a work out as you planned - and they probably got more of one than they planned for - but you were a great role model!

I wish that kids played outside more. Video games have become more addictive than some drugs!

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HOPEFUL2DAY! 4/12/2008 7:51PM

    I tried to post this once, but it didn't work. I'm sorry if you end up with two. :)

It sounds like you had a great day. It's amazing how much better we can feel just getting fresh air and you were able to have some great quality time with your son!
Good for you!


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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Today was a beautiful day. Not to many of them around here of late and I wanted to take advantage of it. My son and I decided to ride our bikes around the lake again to day after baseball practice. The sun was shining and I was actually thinking that if all went well, maybe we would do twice around. He went outside to get our bikes and there were his friends. One thing led to another and they asked if they could go too. I knew this was a bad idea but I couldn't say no.

I should also mention that my son is an athlete. He is solid muscle and even though he is only 12, he likes to stay in shape. His friends are, well, for lack of better word, fat. One is very fat. They are both on a basketball team (first year for both) but rarely attend practice and are extremely out of shape.

So, off we go, me and the three boys. On a ride that should have taken 20 mins at best took about 35. They had to stop to drink water, then they had to stop and switch bikes because they couldn't keep up. I kept having to stop and wait for them. My son who is so sweet told me to go ahead with one of them while he stayed behind with the other.

Sigh.....I tried. I really did, but I don't think I got much of a work out today. The good thing is that when I went to one of they boys home with him, his mom (who is a chiropractor) adjusted my neck. I feel much better now!!!

So, tomorrow we have a baseball game and I don't know how much exercise I will get in. People are starting to notice, just a bit and I want to keep going. It has become so important to me.

At least I never go over my calorie count. That's a good thing. I did get out and get some fresh air and I'll bet I lost some weight just dealing with frustration. Gotta look for the good!

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SURFACING 4/12/2008 7:45PM

    I understand your frustration, but think of it this way. You did something wonderful for those boys. Maybe you can make this a habit, even if it's just once a week. You'll be getting exercise, even if it isn't as intense as you'd like, and you'd be doing those boys a tremendous favor by putting them on the right track.

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HOPEFUL2DAY! 4/12/2008 7:43PM

    Nothing like getting out in the fresh air. It sounds like you had a really nice day with your son, that's awesome.

Keep it up.


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Pushing myself

Friday, April 11, 2008

As anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows, I'm really not all that into exercise. As a matter of fact, I hate it.

Yesterday was the first truly Spring day we had in NY. Temps were relatively warm and I finally felt better. In the morning I decided to walk around the nearby lake. I love doing that so much more than getting on the treadmill and as a bonus it's an extra mile longer. So, not only did I walk the three miles around but I broke my previous time record and did it in 49 mins. Not bad!

Later that day, after taking my son to the Dr. he asked to go to Burger King. We hardly ever eat fast food but he wanted a chicken sandwich (we don't eat red meat) and was starving, so I said OK. We went, he got his food and he ate it on the way home. When we got home he said, "Ya know mom, it's not good to eat fast food and as an athlete I need to burn it off. Let's take our bikes and ride around the lake."

I told him I had already been around the lake but would ride with him and wait while he went around. So, we rode over and pass the first bench and I said, "No, next one." So we continued and passed another bench and again I said, "No, next one." Well, you can see where this is going.

Yes, I made it around the lake on the bike. Another three miles plus the 1/2 mile ride to and from our house. That's 6 1/2 miles in one day!!!!

I slept really well last night LOL!!! Wonder why? hahaha

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FOODFROMAFAR 4/12/2008 9:07AM

    That's wonderful, Gayllynne! And I know you made one boy happy, too! An added bonus!!!

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GIRLINMOTION 4/11/2008 7:39PM

    And I bet your son had a great time because you spent quality time with him. Now that is a great day!

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JLITT62 4/11/2008 9:47AM

    What an exellent day you had!

It's funny, too, because I was just thinking this morning -- if I just get off my butt more (and I do exercise regularly, but so many of my hobbies are sedentary) -- I bet I'd sleep great all the time. Most of the time I do, but sometimes I have trouble.

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DORY.A 4/11/2008 8:46AM

    Exercise comes in many forms we forget we enjoy... including bike rides with our kids! Glad you got your exercise in... and yes, it does help with a great night's sleep!

WTG! Keep up the good work and you'll be leaving this stinkin' 150sville soon enough!!!!

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CLASSYLADYMAY 4/11/2008 8:43AM

    Wow Good for you!!!!! see you can do it.. and had your son to help you too!!! i think exercise has to be a habit.. i never liked it much either i love lifting weights thou so i do that but i do get on treadmill almost every day . its a habit and i feel so much bettewr mentally and sleep better as you so try it try to do what you can each day and soon you will want to do it! hugss Geri

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Yesterday I decided to get into my closet and get rid of some clothes. I figured if I haven't worn it in a decade it can go. :) I grabbed a pair of jeans out and looked at them and then at the inside tag. Hmmmm size 10.

I decided to pull them out and I left them on a chair in the bedroom. Today after my workout and shower when I got home from work, I looked at them and decided to give them a try. I am currently wearing size 12's and they are literally falling off me.

One leg in.....the other leg in and OMG, they went up. I tried to close them but no luck. I need another inch or so but I was thrilled. I took them off and put my baggy jeans back on.

For the heck of it I took out my glasses and looked at the tag in the other jeans again. OMG!!! They weren't 10's. They were 8's!!! Yes, I got on size 8 jeans. Still not ready to wear them but they went up!!!!

Hooray!!!!! In about a month or two I'm going to be wearing them and in a month after that I plan on being here complaining about how baggy they are!!!

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BARCINTL 4/8/2008 9:16PM

    You're right--they'll be baggy before you know it!!

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DORY.A 4/8/2008 12:52PM

    WTG!!!!!! What a great feeling it is to get into those "old" things we hold onto but always wonder if we'll get back into!

Well done! Congrats to you!!!!!!!

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GIRLINMOTION 4/8/2008 8:50AM

    Oh what a feeling! It just keeps on getting better for you. Did you do the happy Dance? Way to go Gayllynne!

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ANEWCARI 4/7/2008 11:12PM

    Congrats!!! I can't wait for the day I wear 8's!!! Keep up the good work!!! =)

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BLINDBETH 4/7/2008 7:46PM

    Whoa! That is great news! You are getting so skinny, girl - Keep up the good work!

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