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Sunday, May 12, 2013

This has been a hard week. I know I'm sounding like a broken record but this time I swear my hard time is under different circumstances. I planned my meals, I went grocery shopping in advance, I got my biggest looser boot camp DVD and I was pumped up for Bob to kick my butt. Then I had a gallbladder flare, and apparently have gallstones. Very painful stuff, so painful in fact I thought I was having a heart attack. Doctor said I was doing OK and put me on a special diet (so all my planning went out the window), my stomach is killing me and I had to skip a workout but hopefully I can get it in tomorrow and there could be abdominal swelling(just in time for measurements next week). Maybe It will be better by next Sunday. On the bright side I really have had a reduced appetite and I have gotten well over my seven hours of sleep a day.

Here is my workout list. Most of them are old. Hope you enjoy :)
Black Eyed Peas - Rock That Body
OK Go - Here It Goes Again (Absolutely LOVE this song and video!!)
Jimmy Eat World - Pain
Sean Paul - Temperature
Beyonce Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Outkast - Hey Ya
Beyonce ft. Sean Paul- Baby boy
black eyed peas- imma be rocking that body
-lets get it started
-boom boom pow (This one is fun to dance to)
-hey mamma
shakira - hips dont lie
the pussycat dolls - buttons



Saturday, May 04, 2013

This week has been pretty bad too. I don't know why I cant get back on track!! This is so disappointing. Does anyone have any suggestions to get out of a funk??! On the up side my daughter and I have been going to the park lot for picnics. This is a very new thing for me. Usually I am very uncomfortable eating in public, even at restaurants. So this is the new adventure I accomplished this week, I know its not much but it was definitely out of my comfort zone. I have also been doing crunches, or my sad slow version of them! I hurt! Ready as I will ever be for the weigh in!

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SWIMLOVER 5/4/2013 2:14PM

  Please do not beat yourself up! We all have had and still have those kind of weeks.

Take one step at a time and one day at a time. Small steps are more than trying to do everything at once.

emoticon on going out of your comfort zone! That is a Big Thing! emoticon emoticon



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"A day in the life of my belly"

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Banana and a cinnamon waffle for breakfast, roasted chicken subway sandwich with tons of veggies and apple slices for the picnic with my daughter, and Shake n bake pork chops with green beans for dinner.

Yogurt and a cinnamon waffle for breakfast, Salad with croutons and bacon bits and ranch dressing for lunch, One serving of lasagna and two pieces of garlic toast for dinner.

Sliced strawberries and bananas with waffle for breakfast, Protien shake for lunch (See this is where the panic for the weigh in begins!), Protien shake for snack, Salad and baked chicken tenders made with almond flour and honey mustard sauce for dinner.

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SWIMLOVER 5/4/2013 2:20PM

  I do not see anything wrong in what you are eating. Maybe divide the meals to have six small meals. This might help.

HAVE A GREAT DAY! emoticon


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Visual Motivation

Saturday, April 27, 2013

This week I made collage as a visual motivator. I based it off of a simple question; What do you really want? And here is what I came up with:
To be the picture of health,
Get happy,
Spring to life,
To turn over a new leaf,
To feel my best!
I will post a photo ASAP. I have to charge my camera!
My whole idea for this is trying to sort out the real reason that I have started on this journey. I need a clear visualization of what I really want out of life and I need to go get it. This collage will be but on the wall behind my vanity, where I sit to journal.

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SHINING_ON 4/28/2013 12:27AM

    I love the idea of basing it off a simple question - that makes it easier to stay focused! Can't wait to see the photo!

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    I love this idea! Thank you!

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DLBROWN93 4/27/2013 11:34AM

    Great collage!

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

This week has been a challenge! I have over eaten, I ate things because I was stressed and together with Family, and my exercise was put on the back burner. It was like I had forgotten everything I was so excited about last week, or like I slipped back into a food fog and didn't care. The silver lining in this cloud is that if I didn't have this site I would probably still be eating. I know I had to be accountable and that made me snap out of it. I spent a lot of time outside this week, walked a lot. I was walking on the jogging path in our town which backs up to the baseball field. One day I was walking and there was a game going and I felt SO self conscious! I could feel them watching me. I'm sure that I sound like a paranoid loon but I was awkward. It was like they were thinking she doesn't belong here, why didn't she walk longer, she needs it. Does anyone else feel like this exercising in public? I think that event kinda spurred my downward spiral this week. Hopefully next week will be better...

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MRSGEIGER 4/28/2013 1:59AM


I totally understand this feeling. It is most likely true that some people looked at you doing walking, but the truth is, you probably pulled up lots of thoughts of, "oh, I should be out there walking too," or "I can't remember the last time I took the initiative to actually exercise in public."

If they are thinking bad thoughts and judging you, they have issues they need to deal with on their own. If you were out their for the purpose of people watching you, you would be walking down a runway. The streets and sidewalks are meant to be used and you are simply fulfilling their purpose.

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SHINING_ON 4/28/2013 12:37AM

    I understand the self-consciousness. Those feelings prevented me from exercising for a lot longer than it should have. I avoided my school gym in undergrad because I didn't want anyone I knew to see me huffing and puffing... until finally, a few years ago, I woke up.

Why not?

You can't prevent people from thinking about you, but you CAN prevent them from thinking that you're lazy. Now, I flaunt how active I am. Everyone knows I'm active... and they know that I'm more active than a lot of super skinny people I know. I learned to embrace my size and abilities, and just get out there and DO IT. So, maybe they did notice you... but so what? If they think bad things about you, then they're horrid people. You don't need to waste time thinking of them. More than likely, if then even noticed you at all as Thinspired mentioned, they thought: "Good for her!" And they would have been right. GOOD FOR YOU!


Those anxieties are hard to combat. I know, I still have them. In fact, they plagued me when I first walked into the gym tonight. I look around at the people who are already fit, or even the people who aren't but have less to lose than I do, and think "Gosh, what must they think of me. I'm so big." But I have to turn off that internal tape so that I can be successful. I turn it on its head. I make myself think, "Well, they can't fault me because I'm HERE. Sure, I'm big, but I'm HERE." And I refuse to let those anxieties overwhelm me. It's hard. You have to train yourself. You have to give yourself rational thoughts to combat those anxieties. I don't know if they'll ever go away for me, but I can say that they get easier. Just keep getting out there and keep working hard. If strangers can't appreciate your journey, who cares? That makes them nasty people. If they can, that just shows what compassionate beings they are. And everyone else - most likely the majority - they don't even notice us out there soaked in sweat and huffing and puffing.

Good job! Just keep getting out there. And try convincing yourself that it doesn't matter what ANYONE thinks other than you. You're doing this for you, and you only. You deserve to walk any distance you want.

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THINSPIRED19 4/27/2013 8:34PM

    I completely understand. I'm always self conscious when I go walking, especially if there are groups or people near me laughing or whispering. I automatically assume it's about me. But, I think most of the time, if not all of the time, they are completely unaware of my presence and it's only because of how self conscious I am. But, I keep going back, and each time I feel a little braver. It's for my health, and I don't know those people, so who cares what they are saying. That time is for me, and I'm doing it for me. So, next time, remember why you're there and who you're there for! You are doing great! Good luck during the upcoming week! emoticon

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