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The Lazy Song

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hello peoples!!

So as the title says, I'm having a really lazy day. Yes I'm at work, and I got up and had my decent breakfast, packed my lunch and put the chicken in the fridge to thaw for dinner. But other than that, I'm barely here.

I woke up yesterday with a horrible sore throat that unfortunately has just gotten worse today which has made everything seem that much harder.

Not to mention my super awesome new accessory from Friday thanks to the 2 ft of snow and ice we still have around here.

Anyways, the point of my blog is while I'm not feeling well, I'm a bit laid up from being able to do too much, and I heard that Lazy Song first thing this morning and thought "Hm, they played that for me", I consider it a personal triumph that I haven't let this all bring me down to the the, "nothing matters today cause I can't do it." attitude that I usually get into.

Instead, I've taken the stairs (9 flights) at work twice today, I walked for my lunch break and I will pulling out my Rockin Body dvd's when I get home.

You see, it doesn't seem to matter anymore how I start the day, I still end up finishing it on top and feeling accomplished! And that is a great thing that leads to this:

Down three sizes since starting in November!!!!

So, take a minute, go to youtube and listen to the Lazy Song. Then laugh at it, and go work out!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BECCAZEN7 3/6/2013 3:08AM

    emoticon Oh no! The ice got you?!? So sorry. I have been trying to be extra super careful since I fell and broke my shoulder on the ice a couple years ago. Good for you to persevere in the face of adversity! Very proud of you! Just remember to rest that foot until it is healed.
Missourians Team

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GONNABSKNE0124 3/5/2013 4:07PM

    CAGMUAHFO2: Thank you for the sympathy/congrats! I can't even really put into words what it feels like to be so much smaller int he short amount of time it's taken me to get there!!!

Thanks for reading!!


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CAGMUAHFO2 3/5/2013 3:20PM

    OUCH!!! Sorry about your ankle but YAY on not letting it get you down. Congrats on being down 3 sizes too!! Doesn't it feel amazing?!?!?!

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Using what I need...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Since I've noticed a larger number of people posting comments on my blogs, I thought I might take this time to explain a little bit about my philosophy.

You may notice that I don't track my food or my fitness. This isn't because I don't work out and it's certainly not because I don't eat. I just feel like Sparkpeople gives me some of the things i really need: a place to blog, the teams, the challenges and the articles to name a few.

However, tracking my food and seeing how many actual calories I put in each day is actually a demotivator for me. Let me explain...when I plan my food for the day (and yes, I do plan my food purposefully) I don't look specifically at the calories and other nutrition info. I just plan portions of proteins, veggies, fruits and other stuff (good for you stuff). However, if I track all that, come out either under or over where I'm supposed to be but have a cookie on lunch? no....lets just not go there. I just don't do it. Cause once that number goes over the "recommended daily intake" blah blah blah, then I feel like a failure for that day.

Luckily I figured this out early in using Sparkpeople this time around. In regards to the fitness minutes, it's the same deal. I don't hit a certain goal, I feel like a failure.

It may seem silly, but so far it seems to have been working!

I guess I just felt the need to put that out there...maybe because I may be a team captain for one of the challenges on my team...maybe because I'm a committee member for planning the Missourians Spark Rally...maybe just because I felt bad that I wasn't utilizing everything on the site and this was my way to justify it to my readers as well as myself. Whatever the actual reasoning behind this blog tonight was, it's out there and I'm glad!

So, thanks for reading and may the Spark be with you!



Progress....that I didn't even notice!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Yesterday I made Monkey Bread for the very first time. This blog is not about about the terribly unhealthy breakfast that I made, even though it came out really, really good.

This blog is about the attached picture. I was really proud of my baking accomplishment, so I had my boyfriend take a picture of me with it.

I posted the pic to facebook and was astounded by the range of responses I got. Some were strictly in regards to the food, which again came out really good. But the majority were asking if I'd lost weight, saying I looked amazing and asking me what my secret was.

So I had to test it. I found a picture of myself from September of 2011 and cut and cropped it and put side by side with the pic from yesterday. Here's the result:

I would be lying if I said I didn't cry...and cry pretty hard. I'd always seen myself as the fat kid, or the chubby sidekick to my gorgeous skinny best friend. Now, I know I'm not anywhere near as skinny as she is, but I'm no longer the token fat friend. I can't believe the progress I've had without noticing it and can't wait to see much, MUCH more!!!

I love writing blogs like this because they just reinforce my feelings or accomplishments. However, I find it important to also write about the slip ups I have. Lucky for me, there haven't been that many recently.

To all of you struggling, let me just say this. Einstein once said, "Everyone is capable of greatness, but if you judge a fish on it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole live believing it is stupid." I had been beating my head against that tree for long enough.

I've finally found my ocean!!! Good luck finding yours!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LJCANNON 2/20/2013 6:10PM

    emoticon WTG!! You really are doing Swimmingly!!! Keep On Sparking!!

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GOPINTOS 2/20/2013 6:01PM


You look so incredibly happy too!

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GONNABSKNE0124 2/19/2013 9:02AM


Thanks so much for the kind words!! I feel amazing and can't wait to be able to post another progress pic in the near future as we have started a Biggest Loser competition at work.

Thanks again!


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DEEEBEE 2/18/2013 11:45PM

    I loved reading your blog. I think everyone should read it. You look fabulous and so happy. And I am happy for you! You can be proud of what you accomplished. Congratulations!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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GONNABSKNE0124 2/18/2013 8:01PM

    Thank you to both of you! It's people like you that make this journey worth it!

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XSCAPEREALITY82 2/18/2013 7:12PM

    Congratulations on finding your ocean! You look amazing! emoticon

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JENNY_VIVIAN 2/18/2013 6:43PM

    Oh wow! Congrats and it is quite mind blowing to see photos like that. It isn't until you put them next to each other that you see "oh dang, I have change so much!" I am so proud of you! That is so great and you're journey so far has been so worth it. You look amazing, and I know it always feels good to hear other people say it! emoticon

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Right back on the horse!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

So after my little defeat the other day, I'm right back on the horse.

Got up early this morning because yesterday my wonderful boyfriend surprised me with Shaun T's Rockin' Body workout videos (cause he knew I wanted them)!

So I actually got up and did the first video! I feel amazing! I finished my workout, hopped in the shower and went to fix breakfast. I'm usually a yogurt or something like that for breakfast person...but I'm donating blood at work today so I went for two eggs with a little low fat cheese and toast...but I don't use traditional bread..I use the orowheat sandwich thins. They make amazing toast because they get totally crispy and warm and just yummy!

Also I have some help for the next 40 days and 40 nights. For Lent, I have decided to give up anything that isn't water. Alcohol, milk, juice, soda...etc. If it's not water, I don't drink it. I even went as far as to say I'm not using any flavor enhancers. So unfortunately my super cool infuser cup is not going to get any use for this time, but it's ok.

I'm hoping that with the new workout, plus walking/jogging with my dog, trying to get in shape for the Mother's Day 5k that my mom and I have been trying to do together for the past 3 years (though I was never a size that I could complete anything like that and now I am!!!!), I will eat healthier and with the Lenten sacrifice, maybe I won't crave sugary drinks and flavor enhancers by the end.

All in all, I'm excited and back on track...more focused than I was before! It's finally my time to be skinny!!!!!!

Thanks to all who read and comment..it really helps my motivation!



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GONNABSKNE0124 2/15/2013 8:46AM


Thank you so much for your kind words!!! If you have a section of your grocery store where they have like pita bread and flat wraps, that's where you will probably find them. At HyVee, they are over by the deli.



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DEEEBEE 2/14/2013 11:14PM

    The comments on your blog help YOUR motivation and reading your blog helped MY motivation. You have planned and succeeded. Congratulations! And I will be looking for orowheat sandwich thins.

Missourians Team

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Under Construction...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So....tiny setback.

I've fallen backward a little bit, but I'm not panicking.

I'm still smaller than I've been in a while. We just started a Biggest Loser competition at work. I'm excited for the added incentive.

Plus I'm on the team for planning the Missourians Spark Rally...so I want to have a really good personal journey story to share for them too!

Lots of changes right now...will post more later.

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BECCAZEN7 2/13/2013 10:42PM

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Missourians Team

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GONNABSKNE0124 2/13/2013 4:14PM

    Thank you very much!

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LJOYCE55 2/13/2013 3:59PM

  Its good that you are not beating yourself up over one setback. Good luck on your progress.

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