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Good weekend!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hi everyone! I know it's been forever since I've blogged. I'm not the best at keeping up with it, but here goes anyway...

I've been doing better about being more consistent with workouts,food, etc. I am researching about lifting heavier weights and balancing that with a little less cardio since I wasn't really making too much progress there. I really enjoy it and I hope to keep up with it!

This weekend I was working on my weed-infested yard and that alone was a workout! I was out there for about 45 minutes and my hamstrings are SORE!! I think I may have overdone it just a little, but I'm not complaining. I also had a date night with my hubby which hasn't happened in ages and it was fantastic! Overall a great weekend, but we're back to the work week now. I'm staying on track and feeling good!!

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ALPINESALLIE 3/26/2013 12:53PM

    Wowza! I totally understand - YARDWORK is TOUGH! I had to do that also this weekend and with two dogs wanting to play, and sticks and just everywhere, it was horror! Let me know how the weight lifting goes. I've recently looked into it also, and so far, even though I'm super sore - it seems to be doing more then just the endless cardio. Please let me know what you come up with, cause anything helps!
Keep up the good work!

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Proud of Myself!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Since yesterday was Halloween I was a little worried about how I would handle all the candies and goodies that seemed to lurk around every corner all day. I am happy to say that ....I didn't do so bad! I wasn't perfect - I still wanted to partake, BUT I did so in a very limited fashion. During the day at work there were tons of baked goodies, which I had a little of, but I made sure to not overdo it. At night, the family had a cookout and we all took the kids trick-or-treating. I took a bottle of water with me and drank from it instead of sneaking a candy here and there. AND, we didn't eat ANY candy when we got home! This was a first for me. In years past, DH and I would raid the kids' candy once they went to bed, justifying it by saying "they're only snack size".

I told my husband last night that I was proud of both of us for not indulging like we usually do. We even talked about being able to wear some awesome/sexy superhero costumes next year as incentive to keep losing weight. I would be love to be Wonder Woman and feel good in it!

If we can keep this momentum going, we will be able to make it through the holidays without gaining weight. Now that would be a first for me!

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BARCLE 11/2/2012 7:44PM

    Fantastic - way to go emoticon

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LETYAK 11/1/2012 9:44PM

    Its all about positive thinking!! You deserve only the best! Great job!

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THELILEA 11/1/2012 1:19PM

    Wonderful!! Congrats! I didn't do so well yesterday with the eating, blah
Thanks so much for the goodie yesterday, too! So glad you are doing so well and feeling motivated.

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Getting over a cold

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Well, I'm still here. My asthma was acting up pretty bad a couple of weeks ago and then my cold hit. It was a real bummer because I've been doing so well. I've had a lot of little victories and I was ready to really dive into some good workouts. My husband has recently recommitted to exercising and I wanted to join him. But, no worries, I'm still here and I'm not giving up! I know it's probably due to the health problems I've had lately, but I'm still losing a little bit each week! I hope it doesn't come back, but we'll have to wait and see. I'm starting to feel better and I even got a little bit of ST in for today, so that makes me feel good!

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DIET_FRIEND 8/22/2012 6:53PM

    It's great when you have the support of your husband in your fitness efforts. Hopefully that asthma will back off.

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Long time, no blog!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Well, it's been ages since I blogged last and it's time to get back to it! I've never been much of a blogger, but I know I need to blog at least once a week. So here goes...

A lot has happened since the spring. The biggest change came from work, which made my life very stressful and in turn, made me gain weight. I was asked to help out another department on a part-time basis while two of their employees were on maternity leave. So, I would work part-time in my current position and part-time in the new one. It was definitely a good experience, but the learning curve was so steep in the new position and definitely stressful! I couldn't imagine being in that position full time day in and day out. I was working really hard to keep up with everything and I even brought work home with me (something I NEVER do). Since I was spending all my time doing that I obviously wasn't working out or paying too much attention to my weight. That is, until I noticed that I was gaining. I weighed myself and was surprised to see that I had gained 5 pounds. I was so disappointed in myself. It takes so much to lose 5 pounds and it took almost nothing to gain it! I am so close to being at a healthy BMI and I really don't want to mess that up!

The next big change happened just about 2 and a half weeks ago. We moved from a small 1300 square foot house to a bigger house (about 1825 square feet). This was an awesome change! I actually have a living room and a family room, plus an extra room for an office/workout room! I also have a fireplace for the first time ever and I can't wait to use it! It's funny because the move was kind of my catalyst to losing weight again. I was spending so much time packing, cleaning, sweating, unpacking, and sweating some more, that I actually lost the 5 pounds I put on. Just this weekend I finally felt like I was in a good place again! My new house is all unpacked (except for a couple of boxes) and work isn't so crazy anymore.

So, now I'm back on Spark (yay!). I look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones and I hope to keep this motivation going!!

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KRYANPRINCESS 7/17/2012 11:23AM

    U made it through a tough time. and you moved into a bigger house! YAY!! I am positive that you will find your groove and it will all fall into place! You haven't given up and that is so important! Congrats on your new place! man I miss Tucson! You think it's hot there trying to work out, try working out in the East Coast Humidity! BLAH!! It's terrible! I'll take 110 in Tucson over 85 Here any day! LOL

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THELILEA 7/16/2012 6:57PM

    Happy to hear you have survived that stressful time at work! Whew!
I totally relate to how EASY it is to put on the weight. I have found myself up a few recently as well. Keep in mind, in Tucson our summer is like everyone else's winter: harder to work out!! haha
I like your goal to blog once a week! Keep up that momentum from the move!! :D

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Sweet Tooth/Venting Blog

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'll admit it - I'm completely disappointed in myself right now. My motivation seems to have gone out the window lately and I don't know why. I'm stuck. Do I want to get to a "healthy weight"? Of course I do! Then why don't I "just do it"? I DON'T KNOW!! I will halfheartedly go through the motions of logging my food. I'll get through lunch and then when I get home, I just forget about it. I'll complete a couple of workouts a week, but nothing that is *really* doing my body any good.

And then there's my sweet tooth. I have no idea what's going on with me. I am craving sweets ALL THE TIME right now and it's driving me crazy. It seems like I'm in a vicious cycle:
I crave the sweets
I eat the sweets
I run out of steam because the sweets wear off
Repeat. ACK!

I *know* that they're horrible for me, but do you think that stops me?
I don't know.

But, maybe I do. My work situation is a little weird right now and I could be emotionally eating. For about 3 months starting in mid-March I'll be working 20 hours a week in one department and the other 20 hours in another. It's temporary and a really great opportunity for me and I'm actually really excited. The problem is that a co-worker is resistant because she is afraid all of my work will fall on her. This is not the case. I've worked it out so my work will be distributed to 2 other people for the 3 months I am gone. But still she complains and makes me feel like crap about it. Constantly. As the time draws near for me to leave there are comments made and her attitude towards me has changed. I know I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does. I'm human.

I guess I need to stop myself from feeling this way, but how? ARGH! I can't let my fitness get derailed by one person. I am better than that!

Just feeling down about the whole thing. Any suggestions??

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JUNEBUG160 3/6/2012 12:17PM

    Talk to your co worker. I know if something like is happening to me the only way to not eat sugar when I get home is to deal with the person directly. It's really hard to do that but at least then you won't feel the need to hide from the possibility of conflict. Also, you then can put it behind you, you have done the right thing and tried resolution and can go forward with no regrets. Congratulations on the jobs well done.

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THELILEA 2/29/2012 6:29PM

    Arg! That is so frustrating that your co-worker is giving you such a hard time! It's really a difficult thing to not let the stress and anxiety of others affect us.
At least you are aware of it, and that this opportunity will be GOOD for YOU, and that's all that *I* for one care about! haha:)
I know you can do this girl, just put one foot in front of the other! Once you feel like you have your momentum back I know you'll be right back where you need to be to feel strong and get to where you want to be.
You ARE strong.
You WILL get there!

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JENMAGS 2/29/2012 5:53PM

    Pick yourself up!! emoticon

I am just coming out of one of these slumps myself!!

Don't let your co-workers attitude bring you down. emoticon

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