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And for todays exercise.....

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I worked so hard today that by the time I got home I could barely walk. My feet hurt and I just had no energy left. Don't let anyone tell you that dog grooming is easy!

After I rested a few minutes and had a bite to eat my son begged me to go to the store to get him a baseball tee for him to hit off of. I agreed and off we went. After that we went to the baseball field and I made some phone calls while he hit.

After a while I thought "hmmmm, I can do this", so I went out into the field and ran after the balls that were hit into the outfield. To be honest I stink at throwing but I tried and ran all over to get to them.

We had a lot of fun and I know that I got a good work out. Hey, better than nothing isn't it!

Oh and before we left he let me hit a few. Yeah, I stink at that too but it sure was fun!

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GIRLINMOTION 4/24/2008 9:15AM

    I know how you are feeling. My son is in his first year of fastball. I try to practice with him when I can. Hitting is one of his need to learn things, and when he does hit, I am chasing the ball too (hard to do after running in a 10k run this past Sunday). I should look into a baseball tee and more balls to help him with his hitting, and my running after balls, lol.

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BLINDBETH 4/22/2008 9:53PM

    I love being able to incorporate exercise into my daily work. But that rarely happens for me.

I know how tired I am when I bathe Mili - so I can't imagine doing it all day!

Hope that tomorrow is a great day, too!

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Wow, that was tough

Sunday, April 20, 2008

So, last night was the first night of Passover. All my favorite foods, all things I made myself, from scratch and I couldn't eat most of it. Believe me, it wasn't easy. Apparently, everyone thought everything I made was delicious and my friend Dawn also brought yummy dishes and I just had a little taste. This was my first big obstacle, so to speak, since starting this new lifestyle. I had to keep telling myself that this doesn't mean I will never have these delicious foods again (I really miss my matzo balls!), it just means that this year it's not meant to be. Next year, when I am slim and fit, I will have a little of all the things I love and not worry that they will ruin what I have begun.

Tonight I am having Dawn (Barcintl) and her husband over for dinner. I want to use up as much as possible so I'm not tempted. My children eat very little of these wonderful foods so it's best to get rid of them now. Good thing my boyfriend loves to eat!!!

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BARCINTL 4/20/2008 5:41PM

    At least I brought healthy things like Quinoa Salad and Roasted Cauliflower! The only bad thing I brought was the Cheese Ball and yeah, you did look like you had had a religious experience when you tasted a smidgen of it.

It was a wonderful night and I was up to 148.8 this morning (I had gone down to 149.6 yesterday by 10am)

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A little disappointed

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I have decided to weigh myself today Sat. instead of my usual Sunday morning because tonight is the first night of Passover. It means a huge gathering at my home and lots and lots of food. I really have every intention of being good and not eating things that aren't good for me but there will be things that could cause a bump in the road. I figured I'd play it safe.

So, for the first time since I've started at Sparkpeople, I haven't lost any weight this week. What's really, REALLY disappointing is that had I lost anything at all it would have put me into a new number group i.e. the 140's. Darn!

What's really odd as well is that for the first time I'm starting to feel just a bit smaller, just a wee bit thinner. I've been walking a lot more than I have been because the weather is nicer and I can be outside. If I get the chance, maybe I'll get the tape measure out and see if I've lost inches.

To all my Jewish friends, have a wonderful Passover. To everyone, have a great weekend. I hope the weather is beautiful where ever you are and that you can get out and soak up the sunshine.

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TAMMI1963 4/20/2008 10:25AM

    I can certainly understand your disappointment but keep positive. You'll reach your goals. Have a wonderful Passover!

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BLINDBETH 4/20/2008 8:06AM

    Happy Passover to you and your family! Sadly, we have all been so busy - especially with my husband's catering business - that we've put off the Passover dinner until Tuesday evening (and he is the one that usually cooks). We usually only do one meal but there is enough food for a week! Go ahead and enjoy yourself... you deserve it! And I know you are your own worst critic because I have no doubt that you are looking fantastic!
Matza love!

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JO*ANNE*IE 4/19/2008 11:46AM

    Hey Precious!! My adopted Mother is Jewish so I'm with you on the Passover thing!! It is so difficult with all the food and goodies (yes -- I rec'd my gift of choc covered Matzoh!! lol). Keep that beautiful chin up of yours -- enjoy the holiday as the blessing that it is and keep your eye on your overall journey!! Blessings and Grace!!
Happy Pesach!

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KAREN8241 4/19/2008 11:09AM

    I can sympathize--I'm also trying to get back down into the 140s! But I know we both will do it! I would definitely get out the tape measure and check your measurements when you get a chance. I did that last week and was pleasantly surprised to see that I had, indeed, gone down in both my waist and my hips!
Have a wonderful Passover!

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BARCINTL 4/19/2008 9:55AM

    For what it's worth, I put on .4lb of water weight cause I ate dinner late yesterday, and so I was 150 this am and not 149.6...we're both in the 50's for Passover but luckily, you look great and will be surrounded by many who love you :)

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The emotional aspect of dieting

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I know, I know, it's not a diet. It's a lifestyle change. I understand that on the level I need to but there is an emotional component that is necessary to deal with.

Sometimes I get depressed thinking that I got myself into this mess. There are times I look in the mirror and many feelings will arise from anger to extreme sadness. I know I'm doing everything in my power to change that and I am making progress, but that doesn't necessarily erase those feelings.

In a way I think it's a good thing to get those feelings and emotions out on the table. This way I can deal with them and perhaps get rid of them as I move toward my goal. Having been small and petite most of my life, I am uncomfortable in my own skin (meaning fat). I'm so glad I'm here and doing the right thing.

Next week I go to the Dr. and find out if I'm making progress on the cholesterol thing.

On a completely different note, it is now baseball season and my son is on an awesome team. They've only lost one game so far and he is very happy. He is what they call a power hitter. Yesterday they had practice and the coach gave them wiffleballs to hit to see how far they could send them. Of course, with my son this wasn't such a good idea. He is so strong that when he hit the ball he broke it in two!! LOL - great way to impress the coach! Not bad for a 12 year old!

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GIRLINMOTION 4/17/2008 11:39PM

    Lets hope the doctor will have good news for you. I am glad to hear you are not giving up and are being positive with your "lifestyle change".

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BARCINTL 4/17/2008 2:38PM

    I think the most important thing is to separate the concept of weight and self-value. If we think we are wonderful, important and beautiful no matter what our weight, then the pounds don't have that kind of power over us. They are exactly what they are--pounds. Pounds that keep us from being at our healthiest.

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CLASSYLADYMAY 4/17/2008 8:55AM

    Hey gf!! i know your going thru a lot and emotions do run high at times and you feel like maybe you wont get to your goal and look the way you did, But YOU can do this.. and you will! Think postive.. remmber you are a beauitful woman inside and out and no matter what you will keep going . Excerise and lifting weights are so important and really help with the emtional thing.. so try to make it a habit and you will feel much better! here if you need me.. Hugss Geri

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BAMEDIC 4/17/2008 8:08AM

    Thank you for expressing the emotional aspect of where we are now and where we are going.

I, too, do not recognise the person in the mirror at times.

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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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