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Day for self!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I woke up this morning and after trying to convince myself to get up and moving, finally popped in Coach Nicole’s Cardio Blast that I won spinning the wheel. 30 minutes and it felt great! I can’t wait to try the whole thing!

Spent time on myself today getting my nails done, hair colored and cut. It was a long afternoon, but so worth it.

This evening I am working on my declutter plan, basically getting through all of the paper that clutters my house. It is unbelievable how quickly it builds up. Why am I even saving it? Same reason I was saving all of the fat….Keep others away. Now I am ready to let people in and let go of the clutter in my house and on my body.

I am finding that doing this blog daily is helping to motivate me. Even if no one else sees it. I do.

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Breakfast emoticon
Shower emoticon
Work 8am - 11am - OT emoticon
AM Snack emoticon

Lunch emoticon
(anytime) 30 minutes Cardio emoticon
10 minutes Strength Training - Legs
Declutter Mission.

Dinner emoticon
Meeting emoticon
Evening Snack emoticon

I am excited about each new day, each new adventure.


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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Today went well even though it was crazy at work! I did stay within my eating plan and did accomplish my exercise, which felt awesome.

In my quest to start planning my day and work towards accomplishing what I need to do without becoming overwhelmed, here is my plan for Tuesday!

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30 minutes Cardio emoticon
Shower emoticon
Breakfast emoticon
Work 7am-11am emoticon
Break 8:45 am - Snack emoticon

Lunch emoticon
10 minutes minimum strength training emoticon
Hair Appt emoticon
Declutter (Toss or Give away) - working on...

Dinner emoticon
Evening Snack emoticon
Committee Meeting -- change of plans
Manicure. emoticon

I have decided that it is ok to be flexible on when I exercise, as long as I do it.


Feeling overwhelmed!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I wanted to start my exercise program today, but so tired. I worked 10 hours today and then I just vegged the rest of the night.

I am hoping to move in the next few weeks and I am thinking of everything that needs to be done. I know I need to break it down to baby steps.

On that note:

Monday AM:

20 minutes on treadmill - took a 40 min walk instead. emoticon
Shower emoticon
Daily reading emoticon
Morning Spark emoticon
Breakfast 5:45 am emoticon
Work 6am-4:30 pm emoticon
Break 7:30 am Work on kitchen emoticon
Break 10:15 am Snack (Call for hair appt - set up tomorrow after I know my schedule) emoticon
Lunch 12:30 pm emoticon
Break 2:30 pm Work on kitchen/living room emoticon
After work: Strength training workout emoticon
Dinner 5:15 pm emoticon
Snack 7:30 pm emoticon
Evening Spark emoticon


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ELLENIRENE 8/14/2012 9:26AM

    It is hard to get to exercising. You have a very busy schedule and I can't imagine how you can squeeze anymore into it. You're doing a great job

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IREN0169 8/13/2012 11:23AM


Thanks for your support. I still haven't been on my treadmill, so I will move that to after work.

I am so grateful to work at home with no commute time. Allows me to take care of housework on break.

Good luck to you on finding the time to do everything you do.

Never give up!

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RUBYMOM2 8/12/2012 10:58PM

    It sounds like you are doing a great job. I'm impressed. I too have a crazy schedule and on top of it I often have a long commute which eats up time that i can't do anything else. I'm impressed that you can do the treadmill in the morning. I'm lucky I can stumble into the shower emoticon

Stay strong, but it's also ok to give yourself a break now and then.

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Temptation Challenge

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I have been following my new eating plan for the last 15 days and in keeping w/ my goal, I will get a massage after completing 30 days of tracking and not snacking between my meals. So yesterday I received a temptation challenge of free soda, popcorn and cotton candy. I love the popcorn and decided I was going to have some because that really wouldn’t hurt my calories for the day. Then I started thinking of my massage and realized that it would undo the last 15 days and I would have to start over at day 1. Changed my mind at that moment and left without anything.

My weight has been pretty stable now, decreasing slowly. I haven’t been doing much for exercise lately as I wanted to concentrate on one thing at a time. Now I think it is time to start my exercise plan. I really liked doing my exercises in the am, however I work much earlier now so not sure how that will work. I think I will try doing 20 minutes on the treadmill on the mornings I work and go from there.

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IREN0169 8/11/2012 3:57PM

    Thanks NJJ. I know I need to and it is what helped me last time. Just have DO it. emoticon

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NJJ-EXERCISE30 8/11/2012 11:32AM

    I think that is a good idea to bring exercise in. I did and my body is changing in places that I did not think would happen. I do strength training, too. I feel stronger. emoticon

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Smell the Roses.....

Thursday, August 09, 2012

I have heard this saying so often over the last few years.

Whenever I have set my goals in the past they have always been: When I lose 5 lbs I get this…. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t.

And then this brick hit me. I always set my goals with the end game in mind, however this time is different. I have decided to reward my day to day journey, knowing full well that if I do this, I will obtain my end result and that is a reward in and of itself. So after 14 days of daily tracking I am losing weight and I am lowering my sugars! When I have obtained 30 days of daily tracking I get a long overdue massage!

I can’t really control how much weight I lose and when, but I can control my day to day actions like tracking my food intake on Sparkpeople.

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DOLLFACEDX 8/9/2012 11:45AM

    You def have the idea here ! 8-)

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