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Rough week, getting back on track TODAY

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oh man, have I been off this week. Having a stomach bug over the weekend was the beginning of it all and then for pretty much the rest of the week, I just wasn't feeling quite right. Not really sick, but definitely not functioning at 100%. So I got pretty lazy, doing minimal workouts (or not working out at all on Thursday and Friday...). And I was being terrible with my eating! A lot of unhealthy snacking.

Now I feel absolutely zero motivation to workout. I so quickly got out of my good routine that I was in. But I just forced myself to do a good heart pumping workout that I haven't really done all week and I'm feeling pretty good. I just have to keep forcing myself until it's a habit again and I enjoy it. Part of the problem is is that I really am tired of working out inside. I can't wait for it to get warm out so I can go ride my bike or take good walks. But the weather has just been too cold and damp and I've been battling a nasty sounding cough that I really don't want to agitate.

Hopefully Spring is going to be coming soon, although we're supposed to have snowy rainy weather all weekend.... I just have to make sure that I keep making myself workout. Because I know that if I start slacking now with the intention of picking it back up in the Spring, it will never really happen. So I am getting back on track today. Not tomorrow, not Monday. Today I am starting my exercise routine again and I will begin eating better again.

  
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MONIQUE432 2/25/2013 9:01AM

    It's all right Heather. We all have those times! Awesome that you are getting back on track! emoticon

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MONIQUE432 2/25/2013 9:01AM

    It's all right Heather. We all have those times! Awesome that you are getting back on track! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/23/2013 11:40PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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The Good Part About A Stomach Bug?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Yesterday I woke up with a really nasty stomach bug. I woke up feeling all better today (so far so good anyway!). I really hate stomach bugs, they are just awful. But I must say, the one good thing about them is that between yesterday morning and this morning, the scale says I lost 4 pounds! haha. I know that that weight loss isn't actually going to stick though, but it is kinda nice to see that much of a lower number!

Also, today I am going to attempt skiing again. Assuming I can hold my breakfast. I was actually very upset yesterday at the thought of having to cancel our trip today. I am trying really hard to not get myself freaked out and nervous about falling. So, as of right now, I am still planning on going and hopefully it will be a bit more enjoyable than last time.

  
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GODS_TEMPLE 2/17/2013 8:41PM

    Hope you didn't get dizzy on the slope. Going skiing after a stomach bug, before your body has a chance to recoup, may not be the best of ideas??? emoticon

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DRPOOH63 2/17/2013 6:06PM

    Hope you are having a great day on the slopes. emoticon

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Mini Goal Achieved!

Friday, February 15, 2013

My most recent mini-goal was to lose 25 pounds for Valentine's day. As of yesterday, I weighed in at 24.5 pounds lost, so I'm calling that a success. Even more surprising was I stepped on the scale this morning and it went down even more- 25.4 pounds lost!!! So I am very happy. The next step is 30 pounds and it's right around the corner!

One of my hopes for losing 25 pounds for Valentine's day was so that I could fit into one of my dresses again for our dinner date. Well, that still didn't happen. I guess I bought those dresses more pounds ago than I thought! But that's ok, it was cold outside anyway, so pants worked for me, haha. I'll be able to fit into them by the time it's actually getting warm enough to wear them.

Lent should also help me out a lot. I have given up chocolate, sweets, and soda. I rarely/almost never drink soda anyway, but it will be very helpful for me to cut these things from my diet for 40 days. Looking forward to seeing the results from that. Anybody else giving things up?

  
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JULESJET 2/16/2013 7:24PM

    WooHoo! Congratulations!
You are awesome!
Do you have a date for your 30 lb mini goal?

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GOLFGMA 2/16/2013 9:15AM

    You deserve applause! emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/16/2013 4:37AM

    emoticon You'll be in those dresses before you know it.

Have never given anything up for Lent. Been Southern Baptist my whole life, and have never been part of a Church that did that.

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AKATHLEEN54 2/15/2013 10:44AM

    Awesome job!! I have not given anything up because I feel that since I have been on this new "lifestyle" plan there really isn't anything left to "give up" so my plan for Lent is to make sure I get in AT LEAST my 10minutes of exercise every day, hopefully more. Congrats again on a job well done!! emoticon

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ELP1210 2/15/2013 9:21AM

  Congrats on meeting your goal!

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Keep on Keeping On

Saturday, February 09, 2013

So the blizzard is done. It really wasn't as bad where I live as initially expected. We got about a foot of snow, but the heavy winds and really heavy snow tapered off earlier in the night. So thankfully we didn't lose power! But I have a bit of shoveling ahead of me now.

Also, I have my laptop back! Got it back on Thursday and it is so nice having reliable internet access again. Now I can go back to using SparkPeople more regularly and when I want to instead of waiting to barrow somebody else's computer or waiting to go into work and hoping I can get on a computer there.

And I'm very happy to announce that I am finally seeing that scale moving again. After my post about losing 21 pounds, I got a bit off track. Part of that was due to not having access to SparkPeople as much as I need. But the other part is that whenever I seem to hit a milestone in my weight loss, I get a bit lazy with it. I figure that I'm doing pretty well on my own, and that I've been doing so well that I can eat a bit more, and that I don't really need to exercise as much as I had been. I did this when I lost 10 pounds as well. I actually put on a pound over the last two weeks and was having a really hard time getting just that to come back off. However, a few days ago I told myself that I can't hold myself back, that I have to keep on keeping on. I've been making a push and I was able to lose that pound I gained back and another pound on top of that, so I'm down 22 pounds! I had a goal to lose 25 pounds for Valentine's day. Don't know if that's going to happen, but that's ok because I'll be pretty darn close if it doesn't. I just gotta keep on keeping on!

  
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EVEMG12 2/11/2013 1:04PM

    We got 22 inches from Nemo. Thank god for garages, otherwise I'd be shoveling too, although it's awesome exercise. Congrats on being down 22 lbs and have a great Valentine's Day!

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DRPOOH63 2/10/2013 3:35PM

    Enjoy your shoveling! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/9/2013 9:02PM

    emoticon If not by V day, then it will be by the next week!

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JULESJET 2/9/2013 7:37PM

    You can do it! And yes, shovel some of that snow for your exercise! And drink lots of water! You can do it!

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CAMSEDGE 2/9/2013 10:35AM

    Snow shovelling is really good exercise...and obviously a necessity. Put that snow to good use..lol...and have a great day!

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KATHIC2 2/9/2013 9:51AM

  Nice job!!! Enjoy your winter wonderland.

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RAPUNZEL53 2/9/2013 8:32AM

  Good Luck!

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EMALAVE713 2/9/2013 8:30AM

    Congratulations for getting back on track! We got about 8 inches of snow in NJ. It sure is pretty!

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Limited Access to Spark is HARD

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Wow, so not having my laptop is making dieting and exercising very difficult!!! The computer that I barrowed from my parents decided that it didn't want to be able to go online anymore too , so internet access is limited (currently using my mom's work laptop).

What's really tough is not being able to get onto SparkPeople. I don't have the opportunity to track what I'm eating, and I have definitely noticed that my eating hasn't been so great the past few days. I also really miss reading the articles and watching videos on here. This has definitely made me realize that I am really not ready to do this all on my own! Not that I was planning to anyway, but not having SparkPeople has certainly made me realize just how much I need it.

So I suppose until I get my laptop back, it's time for me to pull myself together and put in a whole lot of extra effort and a bunch of self pep talks!!!

  
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HEATHERS_TIME 2/6/2013 6:39PM

    No, I don't have a smart phone =( that would help a lot!

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DRPOOH63 2/6/2013 1:24PM

    Do you have a smartphone? I find the Spark App to be useful for tracking food and exercise - wish it did more but it doesn't......

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KOOKYKATHIE 2/5/2013 10:43PM

    I know it's rough when I loose my computer connections. Drives me nuts without my computer!
Yes, guess you can call me an ADDICT to more things than just food.

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/5/2013 8:37PM

    I'm so sorry. You'll have to plan you eating occasions ahead of time and ne sure to stick yo the plan. emoticon

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CHEEKITTY 2/5/2013 7:37PM

  You can do it. emoticon

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