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WEek 10: Final Countdown!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

lol. I just like the song! singing- it's the final countdownnnnnnnnn- emoticon
I am preparing for my cruise! I have been choosing my meals carefully! I am not overdoing it too much because I don't want to be injured and sore ON the cruise! I am prepared to enjoy next week fully!! Hmmmm.... I have 2 weeks left in my 12 week challenge and I havent accomplished what I wanted despite my hard work, so for the next 2-3 weeks I am going to keep working hard, and re-evaluate my habits. Because I think making small consistent changes is going to be vital in my reaching my goals!

Good things= I have lost some weight, I lost inches, I have improved my mood and ability to handle stress!!, I am able to stay alert longer, I am proud of what my body is able to accomplish, and I finally realize that loving myself, where I am, is the fastest way to get to my goal!

* My next few challenges will be for 6 weeks at a time, because I feel that it will be easier to focus on a goal and stay motivated the entire time!

- My plan for the rest of this week and next week. I would like to do
1. yoga daily **even if only 10-30 mins**-now and on the cruise- I have been having trouble quieting my spirit. but I realize the importance of meditation and focusing on myself.
2. Push ups , crunches, lunges, and squats the next 5 days until the cruise.
3. 30 mins of cardio per day on the cruise -shouldn't be hard considering you get to walk around the different countries!

*may seem like a lot, but there is SO much free time on a 7 day cruise and there are sooo many opportunities to stay active! + I am way more confident when I am moving my body and staying active!

I give myself permission to get my exercise/cardio in however I can!! Yesterday I could not get the motivation to make it to the gym, so after much thought I said... hmmm... I will just dance. So I put on some music and made up my on exercise routine. I kept my heart rate around 120-165/170 bpm. It was much better than if I had 1/2 heartedly done a taebo tape or worked out slowly on a machine. Not to mention, time flies when you are having fun and I did a lot of strength exercises too because it gets tricky making up new moves for 30 mins!
SOOOO... don't forget the body doesn't care HOW you move it. It doesnt' know the difference b/t turbo jam and taebo, or the treadmill vs. Denise Austin. It knows sweat and hard work. Do what you enjoy!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon <----- I REALLY do love spark!

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SLIM.CHICK 3/4/2009 6:44PM

    Good job! emoticon
Sounds like you are enjoying it all.
Where are you cruising to?
Keep singing. emoticon

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MAINEROCKS 3/3/2009 10:04PM

    great plan! keep it up!

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Week 9: FINE-aly loving myself thin!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hey all!

I ran 5 miles today and according to heart rate monitor burned 908 calories. That may or may not be true... but either way I again CHOSE to exercsise and stay active and make time for y fitness!!! I'm off to study for the rest of the day now but I am truly proud of myself for not giving up...

I am 148.4!!! YAY! No longer in the 150's and this time I am watching my cals and working out super hard for the next week to get as far away from 150 as possible! lol.

My cruise is in a little more than a week! I would like to be 145 by then. Wish me luck... emoticon But honestly, I've finally figured out that I am going to love me for me RIGHT NOW. If I don't make my goal by the cruise... So what!? Am I really not worthy if my stomach is bigger than I would like it to be? Am I really not going to enjoy my vacation because I'm not at my goal weight *or not even that close really... lol*? NO

NO I AM NOT! I am going to continue to work hard and do my best. I am going to continue to give my all and in the meanwhile I am going to ENJOY MY LIFE as I am Right now! I am fine. God loves me as I am right now. So why should I disrespect Him by disliking me? and though there are things I need to work on I have decided that I deserve the same love and respect I would give anyone else! SO...

Best of luck to you all this week. I'm going to love myself thin! I suggest you do the same!

Oh and they make clothes in all sizes... and I'm pretty sure I'll be looking super sexy on my cruise. Size 10 or not!

Love you all Spark people! Please keep encouraging me! emoticon

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SLIM.CHICK 3/3/2009 10:11PM

    emoticon on reaching 148.4!
I love your thinking - to work hard, do your best and to love yourself right now. emoticon
Don't let negativity be thief and rob you of any happiness.

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MAINEROCKS 2/27/2009 9:47AM

    You are doing great!!! Congrats on the awesome run and most of all congrats on being realistic about your goal for vacation... if you don't quite reach the # on the scale it definitely doesn't make you a failure and I'm glad you will be proud regardless because you deserve it!

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GREEKSPARK 2/26/2009 6:21PM


Your positive attitude is contagious... please keep encouraging us haha!

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Daily Check in: Week 8

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yesterday I walked a mile. Not much. But I was super busy studying and I'm proud of staying active regardless.

I stuck to my caloric goals today. :-)

I drunk ~80 oz today

Taebo- 33 mins 400 calories according to heart rate monitor!
Walked 2 miles
Bike 60 mins
Random exercises like jumping Jacks, push ups and crunches!
AMAZING because I am studying HARD for my test Friday! But you can read on the bike!!! Maybe not as intense but definitely more calories than sitting in a chair! emoticon

emoticon Be careful! My body is going to be smoking HOT! I am working out as much as I can to look good and feel confident on my cruise.


edited to add @ midnight! I just did 60 mins on bike* Precounted bike earlier! lol... * + 35 mins on treadmill!!! YAY

So I did a total of 2 hours 14 mins exercise today
burned 1427 calories
Ate 1550 calories.. .BEFORE my midnight snack of grapes and serving of light popcorn w. herbal tea. I broke my promise of not eating after 8 but I am happy it was a healthy choice

add 20 oz of H20

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MAINEROCKS 2/19/2009 12:48PM

    way to go! woohoo! what a day :-)

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SLIM.CHICK 2/18/2009 11:04PM

    Good job. I am sure you look smoking HOT already! emoticon

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MICHARM 2/18/2009 10:51PM

    You are going to look amazing...great job on all the workouts!

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I ate how much? and Wow what a great workout! : Week 8

Monday, February 16, 2009

So, I wasn't feeling well all day. Terrible cramps! I mean so bad I could barely focus enough to study! But I woke up at 6 and did 33 mins of taebo ultimate bootcamp. The rest of the day was spent fighting sleep and pain... and of course... STUDYING! It IS test week!
After spending time with my books @ 8:50 p.m. I originally planned to finish the rest of my taebo video from the a.m. and then ride the bike for a while. But I decided to do an OLD taebo advanced dvd. I ended up doing the entire hour and BOY was it a hard workout. My muscles nearly gave out... but I kept pushing and I feel GREAT! I love taebo. I'm doing a 21 day challenge... reminds me of the old days when I was first learning to love exercise. Now that I think about it I've been doing taebo on and off for 10 years! So the video had me pretty nostalgic. I'm off to finish studying... but I think I've found just what I need to break through this endless plateau of mine!

Oh and the other part of my title is: I ate how much? I basically went through the day not eating much because I wasn't feeling well. I had soup for dinner basically and then a grilled cheese sandwich. and some how I ate 1800 cals with NO FAST FOOD or goodies! :{ I know it is accurate but that just goes to show... calories sneak up on you! It's still below my BMR so I'm fine... but sheesh, if I'm going to feel like crap all day and not eat real food... I'd like to have a low cal count to show for it! lol

Have a great week!

** OH and I wanted to say... the OLD taebo is wayyy better than the newer taebo tapes in my opinion! :-) I miss Billy Blanks in the plain looking studio with 8 people! lol.


Week 7: Tired yet?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It seems like I am making sooo many posts and I know they are probably getting old... lol. BUT I worked out 2 hours in the gym last night and I NEVER asked myself... "Tired Yet?"

I am continuing my a.m. workouts even when I woke up late I did 15 mins of taebo and was proud! I worked hard for those 15 mins! And then after I watched the biggest loser, I went to the gym and did SO Much stuff lol. It was challenging but fun. I jumped from machine to machine, not really, but I did treadmill, arctrainer, my own spin class- :-D-, maybe spent 15-20 mins on each but worked up a good sweat. I lifted weights and danced in the dance studio-in public, yes!- and got my BF to hold my legs while I did 12 pull ups! I also Bench pressed 65 pounds! lol... I'm VERY proud of that too!
Oh and I did tire runs- thanks TrainerT! Hmm... I have to take it easy on my knee because I have a bout of tendonitis- self-diagnosed...

My summary this week is I am STILL Working hard! I am adding fruits and veggies to my diet. I am not going to focus on the 1200-1500 limit so much BUT I am watching my calories. I guess I mean that if I eat a lot of fruits and veggies and happen to go over my calorie limit... I still feel like I will be able to lose weight. Basically I am experimenting, because I fear my body is seriously afraid of starvation mode and unwilling to give up the pounds. I have to do something... so maybe a little extra water fruits and veggies and maybe even a few more calories considering how much I work out will help me get beyond and below150. * In the past I only lost weight once I increased my calories. I was working out 2 hours a day and not seeing any weight loss- sound familiar?- then I finally decided to eat 1800 cals or something like that and the weight started melting. I was also eating every 3 hours. Not saying it will happen again, just saying... something's gotta give! *
And sidenote, I am going to focus more energy in school. I don't want to obsess over my weight. I am going to do what I need to do and workout as much as possible but there IS more to life than weight loss! Med school takes up a lot of energy and I need to spend more time studying for my test NEXT FRIDAY! AHHH! :-D

3 hour diet for next 4 weeks
Wish me luck on this cruise body ! ~4 weeks left.
Talk to ya next week!

~*~Toodles GBF~*~

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GREEKSPARK 2/15/2009 12:33AM

  Hey!! Thank you so much for the post on my page! You are fantastic and your running accomplishments are SO MOTIVATING! I need to get back into it and your page is the push I need- thank you!
"And sidenote, I am going to focus more energy in school. I don't want to obsess over my weight. I am going to do what I need to do and workout as much as possible but there IS more to life than weight loss! Med school takes up a lot of energy and I need to spend more time studying for my test NEXT FRIDAY! AHHH! :-D" - I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND! Now, I am not in super intense med school, but wow, we are so on the same page in terms of this perspective!
Hope your Valentine's Day was fantastic!

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MAINEROCKS 2/13/2009 10:27PM

    wow, you are doing great! i also love to jump around on different things at the gym. the variety keeps me from getting in bored and i end up with a great workout. keep up the awesome workouts and i think you are right about being mindful about calories but not being afraid to eat if hungry... your body says it needs an apple, feed it an apple! :-)

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JOSIEMAC11 2/11/2009 3:42PM

  well done i love it that you still worked out in the morning even when you woke up late emoticon

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