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A million weightloss programs? Hmmm...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today I signed up for boot camp! Am I scared? Of course I'm scared! LOL but no turning back now. It's fitness boot camp and I have a chance to do 8 classes for the trial period! I have some goals set and after speaking with the owner of the program I believe that he can help me reach my full potential! I have poisoned myself in the mind for so long thinking that I would not attempt anything that was too challenging because I hate losing. Well I refuse to continue to treat my weight loss goals this way. I cannot be afraid of losing this weight. I cannot be afraid of what happens when I shed it. I cannot be afraid of developing great habits. I cannot be afraid of taking this bull by the horns and dancing on the fat grave. Yes I said it....I want to laugh in the face of fear and let it be known to myself that I have surpassed my comfort zone.....you see I know the right principles. I know the right foods, I have the right tools. I have often thought that if only I could own workout machines then I would be able to lose the weight....not so as evidenced by the dusty treadmill that sits in the corner lonely. I have even fed into several gym memberships that promises miles and miles of machines to get my shape in check...hmm...I wonder how many months of gym memberships I have paid for that that money could have been used elsewhere? So then I moved on to nutritional programs such as a diet that said... "you can't change your weight until you change your mind" Well duh! LOL....Don't you think I know that....that's why I came here for you to change my mind. Funny after about $1000.00 and some horrible tasting snacks and bars etc....they still couldn't get it right...I hope the food bank enjoyed serving some of those "healthy snacks" because that's where it went. My mind still wasn't changed. Then I did it....I got a personal trainer. He made me run stairs, do leg ups, and cardio like no tomorrow. It worked for a while until you guessed it.....I decided that I wasn't losing fast enough....I hated exercise anyway it was much easier to eat....there's that mind again....crazy...I know. So then I fast forward some years after having my first baby....breastfeeding...lose weight...yes where can I sign up? Oh another scam....not breastfeeding that is....(people please breastfeed)....however don't eat enough food for 4 breastfeeding moms. Go walking and still eat healthy foods otherwise you end up gaining back the pregnancy weight and then some more to keep it company. I did enter 100 days of fitness competition. I attained gold status....I lost 20 lbs! I came in second place! I was in a good space at that time. I had no job and so exercising and eating right was my full-time job. I have been off an on the weight loss wheel for a while...I won't bore you with any more details but I must say....I'm on this wheel again but I am not going backwards anymore...baby steps towards my victory....that's just the way it has to be. Are there any more options for me? Nope!

  


Another year....same journey?

Monday, January 09, 2012

I'm so tired of re-starting this journey. It seems as though when you start out with a goal that you would eventually you would get to the finish line. After all when we run a race it either ends by you winning or coming in last place but nevertheless you finish the race. How about when you set out to do a degree or drop your kids to school you usually end up making that goal. So then I ask myself why is it so hard to reach this weightloss goal? I realize that I may not have the answer yet but I have started at the line again heading towards my goal.....lifestyle change here I come!

  
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JAPANESEBRIANNA 1/11/2012 10:51AM

    Kabooper, you are such an encourager. I have heard to get a little notebook and write down everything for years and have never really thought twice about doing it. I always thought it was a hassle and that it required too much work. My ultimate solution was that eating was easier. Horrible isn't it? I know, I know. LOL.

I got my little notebook lined up. This is the day. I just signed up for bootcamp and I am willing to do what I need to do now. I haven't given up on the other plan but I definitely must change me and my attitude. This week it's all about confronting that "me" factor because its my biggest enemy. I just left the computer to bring the little notebook closer to me. It must be done I say no excuses! Thanks again for your encouragement. I know that I want results now but I must work everyday to get them! Baby steps like you said...baby steps! I'm definitely a praying person! Thanks for having my back! emoticon

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KABOOPER 1/10/2012 9:02AM

    Good for you for Starting over!
This time, make yourself a journal, be it a small notebook; or like me a BIG Ol' 3 ring binder! It makes you more accountable to see that book sitting there, or poking out of your purse.
Everyday write in it.
Put your morning weight in there. It will remind you where you have to go. just like having a map to get you to the school, or a plan ij college to remind you of your classes.

Then either plan your meals in it, or write down what you HAVE eaten each day.
And one important note, use a section to write your accomplishments.
ie: today I turned down a chocolate bar. Today, I am down .5 lbs. today, I drank my 2 liters of water!

Or if you are more of a goal oriented person, write down the goals for the day. then CHECK them off as you make them.
Studies have shown that people stick to plans and get more gratification if they can CHECK off their accomplishments.

Don't set yourself up to fail, don't give yourself such large tasks that you can't make them.
TAKE BABY STEPS.
If your goal is to drink 8 glass (2liters) of water each day. and you are not drinking any now....first start with 2 or 4 glasses per day, and work you way up.

If you need to lose 50 lbs, start with 5, then work to 5 more. keeping a running total at the end.
Don't bite off more than you can chew so to say.

What ever you method of getting to Goal. Stick with what works best for you.

Don't allow others to sway you off your path.
And if you are a praying person, PRAY. For guidance and stength to get you thru each day and the choices you have to make.

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And your sparkies are here to cheer you on!!!

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Hello muscles....is that you jumping?

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Yesterday, I ran my second day of couch "potato" (hey it's my version of saying it) to 5k. I used all types of encouragement while running on the treadmill...come on you can do it what did Obama say.....yes we can....if Martin Luther King didn't decide to dream then how would that have changed the world? By the time I went through all those scenarios I was halfway through my run. So I pushed it out and imagined a time when I would be looking in the mirror at half myself.

After relaxing that night....I felt something jumping on my thigh then I realized what it was ....my muscle was twitching...it was actually funny so I couldn't help but laugh. I became even more silly when I said hello muscles sorry I've been ignoring you but mommy is gonna take care of you from now on. I didn't get as far as the muscle answering me but at that moment I realized that although weight loss is one of my goals I must realize that I should be keeping my muscles happy from exercise.

There are so many benefits to exercising. One being to keep my muscles alive. I'm on the eve of turning 30 and realize that my bones are going to be breaking down much faster than building up therefore this causes a higher risk for me to develop osteoporosis or osteoarthritis. I don't want to go that route I wanna be the 60 year old lady 30 years from now that still runs....toned legs, tight arms, and flat stomach is the only side effect of my perseverance!

Aren't you glad you woke those muscles up?

  


Its been 4 weeks then I lost it!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Well it has been 4 weeks and now I ate some fried chicken....and it was good. You see I'm not a fried chicken eater normally but I guess since I have been so good at sticking to the plan....my mind, body, and soul craved the chicken. So I decided to have it! Well I ate it and that was today...but tomorrow no more chicken cause the minute I swallowed it...that ended my fry food binge....I'm back on course....clean eating here I come!

  
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JAPANESEBRIANNA 2/2/2011 1:06PM

    Thanks everyone! I got to the gym and ran today. I did 60 second running intervals and walk 90 second for the couch to 5K program. So hopefully the chicken is out of the system!

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REDVELVET21 2/2/2011 8:59AM

    Lol, a little bit of chicken won't hurt you! You ate it now you are moving one. I bake my chicken, and really like grilled chicken. I am trying to stick more to fish and chicken, but baked, steamed broiled and soon I will be pulling out the grill to have it grilled! You are doing great.

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TWIN412 2/2/2011 4:40AM

    thanks for sharing emoticon

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ONE6OH 2/2/2011 2:07AM

    Good for you!! You craved it, you ate it and now you can go on with your program. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Funny...I have no appetite!

Monday, January 24, 2011

So today I got my Aunt Flo monthly visit. I was wishing she wouldn't even show up but she did. I don't feel like cooking let alone eating so I grabbed a cup of grapes for dinner and called it a day. I'm not motivated today but didn't eat anything bad so at least I had the nutrition but no fitness. Tomorrow is another day so I'll just start over and keep on keeping on.

  
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JAPANESEBRIANNA 1/27/2011 10:53AM

    Red you may be right. I have not gained any and hopefully it will show lost soon. Thanks girl!


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REDVELVET21 1/25/2011 5:35AM

    Hey, you never know but you may actually lose weight with her being here this time!!! With your changes, you may be making a turn! She just left my house, wooo hooo! My weight stabilized with her here and then 3 lbs down Sunday morning!

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